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CHARTER VOTE Page 3A


FOUNTAINS OF YOUTH Page 1B


DAYSTAR SOLD Page 6A


Hines wins in County Commission contest


By SCOTT LOCKWOOD
STAFF WRITER

Venice attorney Charles Hines
cruised to a win over opponent
Randy McLendon in Tuesday's
Republican primary for the
Sarasota County Commission
District 5 seat being vacated by
Jon Thaxton.
With 97 of 98 precincts report-
ing, Hines had 58.85 percent
of the vote, over McLendon's
41.15 percent. He had 14,528


votes, compared
to 10,158 for
McLendon.
"I'm really
excited about
serving Sarasota
County" Hines said
from a gathering
inVenice. "We've HINES
had some conver-
sations about how to keep our
county going in the right direc-
tion. Randy and I ran an up-front,
honest race, and we didn't get


negative at all. I wish Randy the
best, and I hope he stays involved
with politics locally, because we
agreed on a lot of points."
Hines, 46, of Nokomis, has
been a lawyer in Venice for
21 years, and currently is at
Kanetsky, Moore and DeBoer,
PA. He has practiced law for 22
years in Sarasota County, and is
co-owner of United Healthcare
Services, a medical equipment
supply company. He also has
previous government experience,


serving on the city ofVenice ADA
Committee, the Sarasota County
Surtax Oversight Committee,
and Sarasota County Sheriff Tom
Knight's advisory committee.
McClendon, 58, founded
Englewood's Taking Our Country
Back tea party group in Sep-
tember 2009. He was pastor of
Stilesboro Baptist Church in
Kennesaw, Ga., from 1979 to
1996, and a Realtor in Georgia
from 1996-1998, before moving to
Englewood in 1998. He has been


a Realtor with Michael Saunders
& Co., and also has had a small
medical-transcription business
since 1998. This was his first time
running for a government office
of any kind.
"I can only say that I'm disap-
pointed ... that's all I know how to
say at this point," said McLendon,
who indicated he would stay in
real estate and not run for office
again. "I'd like for it to be where I

HINES|7


SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS



Dent wins in landslide


By SCOTT LOCKWOOD
STAFF WRITER
Throughout the Sarasota
County Supervisor of Elections
race, Republican incumbent
Kathy Dent used
her experience as
a key part of her
campaign.
Republican
voters agreed and
essentially sent
Dent to another
four-year term by DENT
a 3-1 margin in
the Primary Election Tuesday
over opponent Jon Thaxton.
With 97 of 98 precincts report-
ing, she received a staggering
74.53 percent of the vote in
what was expected to be a
close race. Dent had 21,174
votes while Thaxton had just
7,236, or 25.47 percent of the
vote.
"I'm feeling very grateful to
the voters," Dent said Tuesday
night. "I won't say that I'm not
happy that today is going to be
over. It's been a long, hot sum-
mer in more ways than one."
As recently as two months
ago, it seemed as if Dent would
run unopposed for the seat she
has held since 2000. However,
a state Supreme Court rul-
ing on term limits thwarted
Thaxton's bid for re-election to
the Sarasota County Commis-
sion District 5 seat he's held
since 2000. Soon after, Thaxton
withdrew from the commission
race and filed to run against
fellow Republican Dent.
The campaign took on a
drastically negative tone in July
when Thaxton dredged up past
issues during Dent's tenure in
office, including a complaint
filed in 2008 alleging Dent tried
to sway voters in one election
and the lack of a recount in
a 2010 Charter Review Board


SUN PHOTO BY SCOTT LOCKWOOD
Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent, who soundly beat
challenger Jon Thaxton for her post in the Republican primary, speaks to a
TV news crew Tuesday night at the SOE office in Sarasota.


election. Late last month
Thaxton said he had evidence
that incumbent Dent gave her
staff raises in 2010 and 2011
after telling the county com-
missioners she had not done so
over the last five years.
According to a public records
request, documents from her
office state the employees
received more compensa-
tion because they were given
additional responsibilities
when other employees left the
supervisor's office and their
positions were not filled. The
records also show that the
Supervisor of Elections Office
has not given any annual merit
review increases since 2008.
In response, Dent sent out
a mailer in late July featuring
a color photo of Dent next to
a black-and-white photo of
Thaxton with his eyes partially
blacked out. It compares their


experiences, but uses an area
newspaper quote stating that
Thaxton "is barred from a
fourth term as commissioner
after a state Supreme Court
ruling on term limits" and "is
looking for a new taxpayer-
funded job." Dent seeking a
fourth term as supervisor of
elections did not fall under the
court ruling.
Despite the constant attacks
from Thaxton, Dent never lost
confidence she would win.
"I was never worried ... but
I'm one of these individuals
that knows God is in control,"
she said. "I really do believe
that if he wants me in this
office, I'm going to be in this
office and if he wants me to go
do something else he would
have maneuvered that as well.
That's my philosophy and I try

DENT|7


STAFF REPORT

Late Monday a jury ruled in
favor of the city of Venice in a
federal lawsuit filed by a police
officer, say city officials.
Venice police officer Demitri
Serianni claimed he was
harassed by fellow officers and a
former police chief as retaliation
for testifying on behalf of another
officer in a separate police
disciplinary proceeding. Seri-
anni's attorney argued it created


a hostile work environment.
Serianni, who remains at the
Venice Police Department, was
found not to have suffered from
their actions.
He reportedly asked for
$250,000 to settle the suit but was
offered only $100,000 by the city.
With this jury verdict he'll receive
nothing.
The trial, which began Aug. 6
in the Tampa Middle District
Court building, covered a gamut
of former internal affairs


investigations and accusations of
police wrong doings.
Williams, the first female
police chief in Venice, was
brought in to clean up the
department. She reportedly used
IA as a disciplinary tool not just
with Serianni but others as well.
Williams resigned in 2010
after being disciplined herself for
insubordination.
She was replaced by current

SUIT|7


By STEVEN J. SMITH
SUN CORRESPONDENT
VENICE About 50 people
assembled at Tuesday's Venice
City Council meeting to support
a request that it place a resolution
on the agenda of its Aug. 28 meet-
ing in favor of campaign finance
reform.
Venice resident Wendie High-
smith delivered a five-minute
address during the audience
participation segment of the
meeting, formally requesting
the City Council "to join with
other cities and towns across the
country to pass a nonpartisan
resolution in support of an
amendment to the U.S. Constitu-
tion, which says that corporations
are not persons and money is not
speech."
Kindra Muntz, a spokeswoman
for the Sarasota Alliance for
Fair Elections, or SAFE, helped
organize the assemblage and said
Highsmith's request came in the
wake of the 2010 U.S. Supreme
Court decision in Citizens
United v. the Federal Elections


Commission, which removed
restrictions on the amount of
money that could be contributed
to political campaigns. The ruling,
Muntz said, has freed up political
action committees, known as
Super PACs, to raise exorbitant
funds that unfairly leverage
campaign contributions.
"These organizations can't give
money directly to candidates,"
Muntz said. "But the way they
get around that is pooling their
money in these gigantic politi-
cal committees, which in turn
spend it on big TV ads for their
candidates. There used to be
restrictions on how much could
be spent from the treasuries of
corporations. Those limits were
basically removed."
Deborah Anderson, another
speaker from the audience, dis-
agreed with Highsmith, accusing
her and the assembled support-
ers of taking a partisan stand.
"The people that were invited
to this meeting of the City
Council are not moderate or

FINANCE| 7


'Dock ordinance'


OK'd on first reading


By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


It's all but a done deal now.
A year in the making, Venice
City Council adopted on first
reading a new structures-over-
water ordinance on Tuesday.
The ordinance allows the city
to issue dock permits for the first
time. Sarasota County currently
handles such permits. Surround-
ing cities including North Port,
Longboat Key and Sarasota long
ago opted out of the county
ordinance in favor of a local one.
Council members spent con-
siderable time convincing more
than 20 Harbor Lights residents,
who opposed the ordinance, that
it is in the city's best interest.
Some residents said the
ordinance was a not-so-veiled
attempt to grease the permit
process for the controversial
Marker IV dock to open. The
dock, directly across from Harbor


Lights, never opened when it
was constructed in 2007 due to a
dispute between the county and
property owner John Konecnik,
who built the dock too long.
Council members made it clear
that's an argument for another
day.
"To me this (structures-over-
water ordinance) is another tool
in the tool box" to enhance a city
gateway, said council Member
Dave Sherman. "No decision
has been made on Konecniks
account."
Harbor Lights residents said the
county permit should never have
been issued because the dock
creates a navigational hazard.
As if to address one conten-
tion, that the Marker IV property
owner wouldn't have to pay any
previous fines (now in the tens of
thousands), the new ordinance
would require new permits to
come free of any other jurisdic-
tional liens or fines.


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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

The Southwest Florida Water
Management District Governing
Board has adopted its proposed
fiscal year 2012-13 millage rate.
The board adopted a pro-
posed FY 2012-13 millage rate
of 0.3928 mill, which is the same
as the current fiscal year. A mill
equals $1 in taxes for every
$1,000 of a property's taxable
value. FY 2012-13 runs from
Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2013.
With taxable property values
declining by 2.9 percent, this
rate will result in a $3 million
reduction in property tax
revenue, according to water
district officials.
The total proposed FY
2012-13 budget for the district
is $159.7 million, 2.6 percent
higher than the adopted budget
for FY 2011-12, which was
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increase in the budget is pri-
marily due to additional fund-
ing requests from local govern-
ments for water resources
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total investment of more than
$134 million for water resource
management projects benefit-
ting the region, water district
officials say.
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district has identified adequate
fiscal resources to address the
core mission areas of respon-
sibility for water supply, water
quality, flood protection and
floodplain management, and
natural systems. The district's
fiscal resources, supplemented
with project reserves, will
adequately maintain a healthy
investment in the economy and
water resources during the next
five to 10 years, district officials
say.
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home with a $50,000 homestead
exemption, the FY 2012-13
district tax would be $39.28 a
year, or about $3.27 per month.


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conclusion of the hearing, the
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final millage rate and budget.
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any board meeting to provide
comment on the proposed
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CHARTER REVIEW BOARD



Wayman wins seat; Fellin continues on


By ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER
STAFF WRITER

SARASOTA COUNTY
-With 97 of 98 pre-
cincts reporting Tuesday
night, John Fellin, 60, of
Englewood, defeated his
opponent, John Scolaro,
40, of Venice, in the
District 5 Charter Review
Board primary race.
According to the
Supervisor of Elections
Office, the Charter
Review Board reviews
and proposes changes
to the Sarasota County
Charter. A positive vote
of two-thirds of the
Charter Review Board
members is required to
submit amendments
to referendum. Once
changes are approved
by the board, proposed
charter changes are
submitted to voters by
referendum.
The Charter Review


Board is
an elected
body of 10
members,
two from pensated,

five countyear terms.
commission -
districts. FELLINc
When
elected in a countywide
election, members, who
are not compensated,
serve four-year terms.
With those precincts
reporting results, Fellin
led with 11,273 votes, or
53 percent. Scolaro had
9,996, or 47 percent of
the vote.
Fellin owns Digital
Electronic Systems. He
has extensive commu-
nity service experience,
including eight years on
the Englewood Com-
munity Redevelopment
Area Advisory Board and
12 years on the county
Planning Commission.


Reached at about
9 p.m. Tuesday, Fellin
said he was on pins and
needles waiting for the
outcome of the primary.
"I didn't think I would
react this way," he said.
If the final results
mirror the partial ones,
Fellin will face Kevin T.
Connelly, of Osprey -
who has no party affilia-
tion in the November
general election.
"If the results play out
the way they're leading,
all I've earned tonight
is the opportunity to
face an opponent in the
general election. It's like
the football coach at half
time being pleased he's
leading 6-0. The game
ain't over yet."
In the District 3
Charter Review Board
race between former
North Port city commis-
sioner Fred Tower III,
72, and PatWayman, 65,


of Venice, who has not
held government office
before, Wayman came
out on top.
Wayman earned
17,017, or 53.45 per-
cent of the vote. Tower
garnered 14,819, or
46.55 percent of the
votes.
"I'm amazed and
very pleased," Wayman
said. "It's a really awe-
some statement from
the people of Sarasota
(County)."
Wayman is in favor of
single-member districts
and hopes to address it
on the board.
"If we (in one district)
want a certain person,
we should be the ones
to decide, not the entire
county," she said. "I
think people can work
together once elected.
We all live here, we all
have to get along. And
I believe in the basic


goodness of people."
Tower, had he been
elected, would have been
the first North Porter
to have a seat on the
Charter Review Board.
"That's one of the
things I pushed," he
said. "I hope it didn't
hurt."
Tower believes Way-
man came out top
because she had strong
support of the Repub-
licans in Venice. While
disappointed he didn't
win, he was pleased four
other Charter Review
candidates Tony
Sawyer, Mark Hawkins,
Donna Barcomb and
Fellin won.
"There were the really
five of us who kinda
really stuck together,"
Tower said. "They will
give the Charter Review
Board four good people."
Tower will still be
active in North Port.


"That's not going to
change," he said.
Results of other Char-
ter Review Board races:
District 1 Charter
Review Board race,
Anthony "Tony" Sawyer
was the top vote-
getter, with 15,187, or
47.53 percent over H.
Ross Gustafson, 11,369,
or 35.58 percent, and
Paul A. Cajka Jr., 5,396, or
16.89 percent.
District 2, Donna
Barcomb, 15,427, or
70.02 percent, defeated
Marie Nisco, 6,606, or
29.98 percent. Barcomb
will face Alexandra
Coe, a Libertarian, in
the November general
election.
District 4, Mark
Hawkins, 18,857, or
60.86 percent, over
Tom Trevor, 12,126, or
39.14 percent.

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Brodsky has lead in state attorney race


STAFF REPORT

With 52,808 votes cast
Tuesday, Ed Brodsky led
fellow Republican Peter
Lombardo with 52.67
percent to 47.33 per-
cent in the race to face
Democrat John Torraco
for state attorney of the
12th Judicial Circuit.
Brodsky had 27,814
votes to 24,994 for
Lombardo, according to




BRODSKY website. The
12th Circuit
comprises
BRODSKY Manatee,
Sarasota
and DeSoto counties.
In Sarasota County,
with 97 of 98 precincts
reporting, Brodsky
received 53.4 percent,
or 14,295 votes; to
Lombardo's 46.6 percent,
or 12,490 votes, in the
primary.
Brodsky, 47, cur-
rently serves as chief
assistant state attorney
under six-term State
Attorney Earl Moreland,
a position he's held for
the last year and a half,
although he worked
in the State Attorney's


Office for the last 20
years. In the post, he
oversees the day-to-
day operations of all
attorneys and staff in
offices in Manatee,
Sarasota and DeSoto
counties. Board-
certified in criminal
trial law by the Florida


Bar, Brodsky has tried
more than 100 jury
trials including first-
and second-degree
murder, manslaughter,
child abuse and sexual
predator cases.
Lombardo, 52, also
worked for Moreland
from 1988 to 2006. He


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after gang members in
North Port," Brodsky
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go after people selling
prescription drugs there,
through doctor-shopping


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illegally receiving drugs
from multiple doctors,
often simultaneously).
Brodsky also said one
of his priorities for his
administration would be
to foster change in the
high-crime, drug-ridden
area of Newtown.


Brodsky was endorsed
by the Florida State
Troopers Association and
by the Fraternal Orders of
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Nov. 6.
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Escrow fund transfer ends in arrest


An escrow officer for
aVenice title company
allegedly improperly
authorized
a fund
transfer and
keptthe
service fee.
Accord-
ing to a
Sarasota
CORMIER County
Sheriff's
Office report:
Stephen Joseph
Cormier, with A Clear
Title and Escrow, trans-
ferred $150,000 from
a client in Hawaii into
a trust pursuant to a
real estate deal a year
ago. When the client
learned the money was
transferred without
his authorization, he
demanded it back.
Cormier said the
client's business part-
ner authorized the
transfer and produced
a document with the
partner's name and
signature on it, but the
partner denied giving
authorization.
A written agreement
between Cormier and
the client specifically
instructs Cormier to
release the money only
with the client's written
signature, which was not
on the document.
Cormier kept a $10,000
fee for his services from
the escrow account and
stated the client would
have to sue him for the
loss.
Cormier, 40, 800 block
Shackett Creek Drive,
Nokomis, was arrested
for grand larceny. There
was no bond.


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Fight over
last beer
A woman beat a man
she lives with after he
drank their last beer.
Accord-
ing to a
Sarasota
i County
Sheriff's
Office
report:
Christine
GAUVAIN Renee
Gauvain and
the man she co-habitates
with went to the store
and bought a four pack of
beer. Gauvain drank three
and became angry when
he drank the fourth. She
allegedly punched him in
the mouth, cutting his lip.
After they scuffled, he
went outside to call for
help while she stayed
in the bedroom. She
claimed he beat her up
and choked her but no
injuries were evident.
Gauvain, 53, 5800
block Regent Road,
Venice, was charged with
domestic battery. There
was no bond.

Engaged
couple in tussle
A couple engaged to be
married had been drink-
ing when the boyfriend
got jealous of their
landlord.
He said she was spend-
ing too much time with
the landlord. She became


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angry and attempted to
leave the residence. He
grabbed her right arm
and twisted
it, then
grabbed her
around the
. iv neck from
behind. She
broke free
and ran
RODEN next door to
a neighbor's
to call 911.
She was unable to
complete a witness state-
ment due to intoxication.
Eddie Cleveland
Roden, 66, 100 block N.
River Blvd., Nokomis,
was arrested and charged
with domestic battery by
strangulation. There was
no bond.

Prisoner of love
A woman pleaded with
authorities not to arrest
her man for false impris-
onment
because "he
just didn't
want me
to leave ...
he loves
me a lot,"
according
ESTEVE to aVenice
Police
Department probable
cause affidavit.
Peter Newton Esteve
said he never touched
the woman, but she said
he pinned her down on
the sofa, then proceeded
to the bedroom where he


would not let her leave.
He threatened others
in the house that they
would have to leave and
would not be allowed to
live there anymore if he
went to jail.
Esteve, 34, 300 block
E. Base St., Venice, was
arrested and charged
with kidnapping and
domestic battery. Bond
was not available.

Venice Police
Department arrests
*Wayne W. Parker, 46,
1000 block Capri Isles
Blvd., Venice. Charge:
domestic battery. Bond:
$750.
Courtney Anne
Keenan, 28, 600 block
Sugarwood Court,
Venice. Charge: domestic
battery. Bond: none.
Andrea Sue
Waggoner, 29, 300 block
E. Base Ave., Venice.
Charge: possession of
narcotic equipment.
Bond: $120.
Constance Marie
Burkett, 72, 100 block
Oleander St., Nokomis.
Charge: DUI with pas-
senger under 18. Bond:
$1,500.
Thomas Christopher
O'Brien, 51, 1100 block
S. Nokomis Ave., Venice.
Charges: three counts
of contempt (worthless
checks). Bond: $333.
Michael 0. Fox, 22,
400 block Shamrock
Blvd., Venice. Charge:
driving without a valid
license. Bond: $120.
Vallerie M. Rodgers,
21, homeless. Charge:
possession of a con-
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Sarasota
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Office arrests
April L. N. Cook,
44, 300 block Scott St.,
Laurel. Charges: battery,
burglary. Bond: $10,750.
Mihaly Szedlak, 47,
300 block Villanova
Road, Venice. Charge:
domestic battery. Bond:
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Samuel V.
Shannaham, 52, 200
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Nokomis. Charge: DUI.
Bond: $500.
Michael Anthony
Evans, 28, 100 blockW.
Firenze Ave., Venice.
Charges: three counts
of probation violation
(burglary). Bond: none.
Shayne Blanchard,
23, 1500 block Falls of
Venice, Venice. Charges:
three counts of proba-
tion violation (dealing in
stolen property). Bond:
none.
Rudy Meade Butler,
65, 4300 block Tortoise
Road, Venice. Charge:
Charlotte County war-
rant (DUI). Bond: $5,000.
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Laurel. Charges: battery,
burglary. Bond: $10,750.
Karl Muller, 49, 200
block Matisse Circle,
Nokomis. Charge: proba-
tion violation. Bond:
none.
Timothy Truax, 53,
600 block South Bird Bay
Road, Venice. Charge:
out-of-state-fugitive war-
rant California. Bond:
none.
Shawn Douglas
Mayo, 33, 100 block
King Palm Court, Venice.
Charge: hit-and-run.
Bond: none.
Douglas Edward
Rankin, 45, 1200 block
Graham Road, Venice.
Charge: trespassing.
Bond: $250.

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Creek Court, Osprey.
Kaylyn Lee Merlak,
21, 1300 block Laurel
Ave., Venice.
Jeremy Joseph
Florczak, 38, 600 block
Como Drive, Venice.


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I OBITUARIES
William David
Buck Sr.
William David "Love-
able Ole Bill" Buck Sr., 97,
of Venice, passed away
peacefully at his home
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.
Coming from DeWitt,
Mich., Mr. Buck first
became a Chevrolet dealer
on Jan. 7, 1947, and was
the owner and operator
of Bill Buck Chevrolet in
Venice since 1967. Being a
Chevrolet dealer for more
than 64 years, Bill had the
honor of being a dealer for
the longest time in General
Motors history.
Preceded in death by his
beloved wife, Louise, son,
Bill Jr., grandson Charles
DeYoung, sister Helen and
brother Russell, Mr. Buck is
survived by his daughters
Patricia Ann DeYoung and
her husband, Charles,
ofWaynesville, Mo., and
Judith Buck of Englewood,
Fla.; four grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren;
two nieces; a nephew; and
so many other friends and
family members.
Services: Bill's life will
be celebrated at 11 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 16, at Farley
Funeral Home, Venice
Chapel. To send condo-
lences, please visit www.
farleyfuneralhome.com.
Contributions: In lieu of
flowers, his family requests
memorial contributions be
made in his memory to the
charity of your choice.

Mary Lawrence
Mary (Hallajian)
Lawrence, a resident of
Florida for many years
and beloved wife of the
late Harry Lawrence, died
at Village On The Isle in
Venice, Fla., Friday, July 27,
2012. She was 100 years
old.
Born in Boston, Mass.,
May 29, 1912, she was the
first daughter of Jacob and
Rachel (Kechejian) Hal-
lajian, and sister to Albert


Hallajian, Albert Hall, Alice
Haydon, Eleanor Bezjian
and Mildred Babcock, all
deceased.
Mary was known as
"Bee" to her family. As a
young lady she moved to
New York City and worked
as a waitress before meet-
ing her husband, Harry
Lawrence. As a couple,
they enjoyed traveling,
boating and fishing
together.
After her husband
passed, Mary continued
to travel the world. She
relished the experiences
of immersing herself
in different cultures. In
addition to her love of
travel, Mrs. Lawrence loved
playing bridge and she was
a life master. She enjoyed
deep-sea fishing and won
many competitions. She
also loved horses and Bing
cherries.
Mary delighted in her
most recent cherished
memory when nine family
members gathered inVen-
ice for her 100th birthday
celebration. Her birthday
entourage included three
of her nieces; two of their
husbands whom she had
never met; and four of her
great-nephews whom she
had never met. She was
very pleased to be sur-
rounded by family, as she
shared family history that
will be lovingly passed on
to future generations.
Mary will be very much
missed by those who
cared for her in her final
years: her brother-in-law
Harold Babcock and his
wife, Yolanda, of Venice,
Fla., and her niece Patricia
Babcock ofWaterford,
Conn. She will be missed
by her loving sister, Doris
Stanwood of Medford,
Mass., and by her many
nieces and nephews as
well as her great-nieces
and -nephews.
Services: There will be
no memorial service.
Contributions: Dona-
tions in Mary's memory


may be made to the
Sarasota County Sheriff's
Office Mounted Patrol,
2071 Ringling Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34237-7040,
Attn. Sgt. Chris Laster.

Marian Reid
Jan. 31, 1924 Aug. 11, 2012
Marian Reid, 88, of
Venice, Fla., formerly
of Chicago, Ill., died on


Aug. 11, 2012
after a brief
illness.
Marian
began com-
ing to Venice
in 1946 with
her parents
Marion and


Mathias Perz, and had
been a longtime resident.
Marian is survived by
her son Bill of Pasadena,
Calif., daughter Kathy of
Seminole, Fla., and grand-
sons Dylan and Scott.
Services: A memorial
service will be held at
11 a.m. on Sat., Aug. 18,
at Epiphany Cathedral
in Venice. Future funeral
arrangements are planned
in Chicago.

Albert Bachus
Van Vlaenderen
Albert B. "Van" Van
Vlaenderen, 93, of Venice,
formerly of Saginaw, Mich.,
passed away
peacefully
Saturday,
Aug. 11,
2012, at his
'.-- home in
Venice.
Van was
born May 24,
1919, in Brook-
iH. lyn, N.Y, and
:;. moved shortly
thereafter to
Paterson, N.J.
After completing school,
he entered the Civilian
Conservation Corps, where
he worked in forestry
and as chief cook. He
was discharged in 1940,
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the U.S. Army. He served
as an enlisted man until
1943, rising to the rank
of sergeant, when he was
selected to attend officers
candidate school. After
being discharged from the
enlisted services and given
a commission as a lieuten-
ant, he was sent to Fort
Benning, Ga., to attend
jump school and glider
training.
During this period he
met and courted Joan
Weisenberger, who was
serving as an officer in
the Army Nurse Corps at
Camp Ellis, Ill. On Nov. 6,
1943, in Chicago, Ill., he
married the love of his life
and lifelong partner.
Shortly thereafter, Van
was designated for assign-
ment overseas with the
Army Corps of Engineers
as a combat engineer
in the China-Burma-
India zone of the Pacific
Theatre of Operations. He
served with distinction
with this unit, which was
instrumental in building
what is now famous as
the "Burma Road." In
October 1945, Van was
discharged from active
duty and returned to his
wife's home of record in
Chesaning, Mich.
Van, his wife, Joan, and
their infant daughter
moved to Saginaw, Mich.,
where he worked in
newspaper advertising for
the Saginaw News. Many
of his accounts urged a
smart young man like him
to strike out on his own,
and after securing a small
loan from a local bank Van
started an interior design
business he named The
Fabric Room.
After many successful
years, which included
serving as president of
the American Society of
Interior Designers, Van
started a new venture,
opening The Carriage
House Interiors, a large
home furnishing and inte-
rior design firm. During


these years as a self-made
businessman in Saginaw,
Van was active in many
service clubs and orga-
nizations, including the
Elks, the Sierra Club, the
Lions Club, the Knights of
Columbus, the Boy Scouts
of America and Saint
Stephen Catholic Church.
He also served as a
member of the board of
the Saginaw Museum
and was a member of the
Saginaw Country Club. An
avid skier, he could often
be found in the evenings
working as a volunteer ski
patrolman at the local ski
venue.
Van's hobbies and
interests were endless. He
loved hunting and fishing
and would often leave in
the middle of the night
for a quick trip up to the
AuSable River for some fly
fishing. He enjoyed work-
ing on and tinkering with
almost anything electrical
or mechanical; loved
music, opera and theater,
and belonged to the local
"Pit and Balcony" Play-
house and loved dancing
with his bride.
However, to Van, family
always came first.
In 1983, he and his wife,
Joan, retired to Venice,
where they fulfilled a
20-some-year dream to
retire on the water in
Florida. He enjoyed an
active and long retire-
ment. An avid golfer, he
could often be found
on the links or at one of


the local driving ranges
practicing or giving
instruction to a youngster
he thought needed it.
He belonged to both the
Waterford and Mission
Valley country clubs, and
continued his love of
boating and of the theater
as a member of Venice
(Little) Theatre.
Van is survived by
his loving wife of 68
years, Joan; daughter
Diane Kretschmer of
Sequim, Wash.; son
Jan (Diane McDonald)
Van Vlaenderen of Mill
Valley, Calif.; son Randall
(Karin Otterstrom) Van
Vlaenderen of Sarasota,
Fla., and daughter Sandra
(Stephen) Burdick of
Sequim, Wash.
He was the loving
grandfather of six grand-
children, Matthew and
Mark Kretschmer, Jena
(Van Vlaenderen) DuPont,
Adam Van Vlaenderen
and Andrew and Jordan
Burdick, as well as five
great- grandchildren,
Ryan, Davis, and Cal
Kretschmer and Lilian
and Vada DuPont.
Services: A Funeral
Mass will be held at
Epiphany Cathedral Fri-
day, Aug. 17, at 10:30 a.m.
with inurnment at
Sarasota National Cem-
etery to take place in a
private family service.
Contributions: In lieu of
flowers, donations may be
made to Tidewell Hospice
Inc. or the Salvation Army.


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Modern dentistry is anxiety free


By KAYA AYGEN, D.M.D.
DAVIS & BEYER D.D.S. P.A.

A smile costs nothing, but
gives so much. It enriches
those who receive without
making poorer those who
give. It takes a moment, but
the memory of it can last
forever.
Few aspects of your
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If you find yourself with-
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The dark ages of dentistry
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For some people the
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poor performance and
the worst retention in the
fleet until Marquet took
command. He took the
ship from worst to first
by challenging the U.S.
Navy's traditional leader-
follower approach and
instead implementing


his own framework of
leader-leader.
"No matter what your
business, and where you
are in the organizational
chart, you will ben-
efit from the leadership
approach developed
onboard the USS Santa
Fe and detailed in my
book," said Marquet.
Though it's a low-bud-
get publishing project, he
was amazed to find after
being on sale for a couple
of weeks it had gone to
the top of the Amazon
chart for management
and leadership books.
Marquet will be sign-
ing copies of his book
at Books-A-Million in
South Venice Saturday,
Sept. 15, from noon to
2 p.m. He will be keynote
speaker at an authors
night at the Venice Public
Library Oct. 9.
The book is available
from booksellers and
online at Amazon.com.
Call 808-646-0559.

New doughnut
store
We will soon be


welcoming a new
Dunkin' Donuts to
Venice.
A franchisee in Fort
Myers has leased 539
North U.S. 41 Bypass in
the Bird Bay Plaza. It was
most recently the home
to Fired Up Burgers &
More, and prior to that a
Wendy's.
Brian Lichtermann,
representing Commo-
dore Realty of Miami,
which operates the
plaza, confirmed the
details.

Leasing delay
Plaza Venezia, to
be anchored by a new
Publix superstore at
Laurel and Pinebrook
roads, is still moving
forward, but the start
of the construction has
been delayed until the
proper amount of pre-
construction leasing has
been accomplished, said
Drew Forness, president
of Forness Properties,
leasing agents.
He confirmed they are
signing leases and should
have enough soon. The


original start date had
been June.

Huge inventory
"We have 5,000 pictures
in the store and 350,000
available special order,:
said Gene Flowers, who
has recently opened Pic-
ture & Accessory Outlet,
4427 South Tamiami Trail,
South Venice.
After 10 years in Port
Charlotte, he moved the
store to Venice, providing
employment for six local
people.
In addition to a full
range of pictures, he has
300 desk, floor and table
lamps and home acces-
sories including vases,
silk plants and statues of
birds, turtles, dolphins
and more. Small desks,
accent furniture and
1,000 pieces of metal wall
art are on display.
A golf course owner
in Iowa before moving
to Port Charlotte, he
decided to move the
store in anticipation
of major growth in the
South Venice area. It's
open Monday through


Saturday, 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
and Sunday afternoons.
Call 941-244-0772.

Food drive
Steve Baker and
the team at Advanced
Window Concepts, 795
Commerce Drive, Suite 2,
delivered brown paper
grocery bags from Publix
to businesses in Com-
merce Park who collected
food. This month they
are having their second
food drive and will deliver
donated food to local food
banks and Pregnancy
Solutions in Venice.

New finance chief
Eric Resker is the new
chief financial officer at
Michael Saunders & Co.
He assumes responsibil-
ity for the company's
financial operations
- $1.4 billion in closed-
sales volume during
2011.
Michael Saunders
is CEO of the regional
brokerage she founded
more than 36 years ago.
Resker was senior vice


president of financial
operations and revenue
management for AIMCO,
a real estate investment
trust.

Historic treasure
If you have $2.5 million
in your pocket, you can
grab one of the only
historic walled estates
on the island of Venice
- the unique, rare, large
1926 treasure at 613 W
Venice Ave., just two
blocks from the beach.
This two-story home
has lush tropical land-
scaping, a pool and an
additional lot for expan-
sion or athletic courts.
Call Lueanne Wood,
941-483-1663.

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

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news business opening,
an expansion, a reloca-
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By RUSTY PRAY
STAFF WRITER

DayStar Communica-
tions, a telecommunica-
tions services company
and a subsidiary of Sun
Coast Media Group, has
reached an agreement of
sale with Atlanta-based
Birch Communications.
A sale price was not
disclosed. Sun Coast
Media Group, which
owns the Sun News-
papers and other print
and online media, will
continue to operate
DayStar for the next 90 to
120 days.
Birch provides man-
aged communications


and information technol-
ogy service to small and
medium-sized busi-
nesses in 38 states.
"The reason Birch was
chosen was because
they have the ability to
handle our customers
nationwide and provide
excellent levels of cus-
tomer care," said Dennis
Mitrano, president of
DayStar, which is based
in Port Charlotte. "We
look at this as a benefit
for our customers."
Vincent M. Oddo,
president and CEO of
Birch, said he expected
the company to close on
the transaction, which
involves customer and


network assets, later this
year.
"We're looking for-
ward to closing this,"
he said Monday in a
telephone interview.
"We're delighted with our
acquisition and looking
forward to servicing
DayStar customers."
Birch, founded 16
years ago in Macon,
Ga., does business in 38
states. One of the largest
is Florida. The company
has an extensive network
on Florida's east coast,
stretching from the Keys
to Jupiter.
Oddo said DayStar
became attractive to
Birch in January after


it purchased a small
telecommunications
company in Tampa,
AstroTell, whose network
extended to Sarasota.
Acquiring DayStar
"sort of picks up on the
same area and goes
farther south," he said.
"We're getting more
density, more custom-
ers on the west coast of
Florida.
"This is probably our
last acquisition," he said.
"We'll concentrate on
growing the business
now."
DayStar, started about
12 years ago, provides
telecommunications
services to small and


medium-size businesses
in Southwest Florida
and several states. Those
services include local
and long-distance voice
and broadband Internet
access.
Birch is more
than "30 times the
size of DayStar,"
David Dunn-Rankin,
president of Sun Coast
Media Group, said in
a statement. "Birch is
committed to a smooth
customer transition
and the same high
degree of customer
care that DayStar has
provided our customer
base. We believe we are
leaving our customers


in good hands."
DayStar's offices cur-
rently are in Murdock.
The building was not
part of the sale. Oddo
said he planned to keep
the business "focused in
the Port Charlotte area.
We haven't settled on
an office location, but
generally we'll be in the
area."
Some of DayStar's 31
employees will remain
with Birch, Mitrano said.
Some will not.
"We're looking for
places within the SCMG
family to find jobs for
those who don't," he said.

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INE tilted the conversation politi- Hines' victory ends what ruling on term limits in May, was in November for the right to take
HINE cally to the conservative side," has been a quiet primary race running against longtime incum- Thaxton's seat. Slider's entry into
he added. "Even though papers between the two candidates for bent Kathy Dent for the office of the campaign closed the primary
FROM PAGE 1 would say my opponent was the seat Thaxton has held since Sarasota County supervisor of to Democrats and ensured
moderate, all of his speeches and 2000. Thaxton, who was prevented elections. Thaxton lost that race by another Republican will serve on
was ahead, but that's not that way campaigning showed that he from seeking a fourth term on a nearly 3-1 margin. the County Commission.
it turned out. is a conservative. I don't think a the Sarasota County Commission Hines will face Republican
"The tea party has definitely moderate would have won." following a state Supreme Court write-in candidateW. Brian Slider Email: slockwood@sun-herald.com
DENT seeking comment went unre- will appear on the November "People will think this election November is not that far away
DENT turned Tuesday evening, ballot against fellow Republican is over tonight, but it's not," she and you just can't stage an elec-
While Dent was both satisfied Victoria Brill, who was added to said. "We've got a lot of things to tion in a couple of week's time.
FROM PAGE 1 and relieved with the victory, the ballot as a write-in to close do to wrap up this election and "After that November election,
her mind was immediately on the primary election to Demo- we will be having an audit of I'll be taking a vacation."
to follow that." getting her office ready for the crats in a strategy move by the some of the machines and doing
Multiple calls to Thaxton Nov. 6 general election. She Republican Party. manual recounts next week. Email: slockwood@sun.herald.com


FINANCE
FROM PAGE 1

conservative groups, they
are only liberal or progres-
sive groups," Anderson said.
"On the website for this
group you see pictures of
their demonstrations. They
have very interesting signs
saying 'Recall (Gov.) Rick
Scott,' 'Impeach Rick Scott,'
and my personal favorite,
'Rick Scott Robs Poor To
Give To Rich.'"
Anderson added she did
not believe supporting the
resolution was an appropri-
ate use of the City Council's
time and energy, claiming it
"would be a distraction."


Vice Mayor Kit McKeon
confessed he did not have
an informed decision about
the issue, but wanted to
have a discussion.
"Regardless of one's politi-
cal affiliations, I think we all
have the right to know who
is putting in the money, and
how much," McKeon said.
Council Member Emilio
Carlesimo disagreed.
"I see this as an issue
that should be kept to the
individual," Carlesimo said.
Council Member
Jeanette Gates agreed with
Carlesimo, saying, "This
is something I would not
want to go near."
Council Member Bob
Daniels concurred with
McKeon in favor of a


discussion on the topic, but
felt supporting the resolu-
tion was "out of the scope
of our duties."
Mayor John Holic said he
had been "directly affected
by a no-name PAC from
someplace in Idaho that
ran a little bit of a scare
campaign, so I would like
to discuss this as well."
Holic added he would
take the City Council's
individual comments back
to the agenda committee,
hinting that the issue would
come up in "the next meet-
ing or the one after that."
Muntz said afterward
that she was heartened by
the majority of the com-
ments she heard from the
council members.


LEGAL NOTICES


NOTICE TO NOTICE TO NOTICE OF SALE
CREDITORS CREDITORS 130
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public sale by competitive
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PROBATE CODE WILL BE bidding on Wednesday,
SARASOTA COUNTY, FOREVER BARRED. August 22, 2012 at
FLORIDA NOTWITHSTANDING THE 5:30PM at Sarasota Auc-
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH tion, AU1299 AB896,
IN RE: ESTATE OF ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED 10%BP 625 Tamiami Tr N,
HANS PETER WEISS TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE Nokomis, FL the property
Deceased. WEISS AFTE THE DECEDENT'S that has been stored at Park
File No. DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. Isles Storage, 641 Tamia-
2012-CP-002945-NC The date of first publication mi Tr N, Nokomis, Saraso-
Division:Probate 0is notice s August 15, ta County, of Florida the fol-
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Personal Representative: lowing:
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Marquerite Bahr (a/k/a
The administration of the Margaret Bahr) Name Unit/Contents
estate of HANS PETER c/o 240 S. Nokomis Ave Steve Haynes A HHG
WEISS, deceased, whose date Ste 200
of death was April 17, 2012, Venice, FI 34285 Purchases must be paid for
is pending in the Circuit Court at the time of purchase in
for Sarasota County Florida, Attorneys for Personal cash only. Sale is subject to
Probate Division, the address Representative: cancellation in the event of
of which is P.O. Box 3079, C. KELLEY CORBRIDGE, settlement between owner
Sarasota, FL 34230. The ESQ. and obligated party settle-
names and addresses of the BECHTOLD & CORBRIDGE, ment must be made by 5pm
personal representatives and P.A.
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attorney al re set forth below Suite 200 Dated this 1st Day of August
attorney are set forth below. Venie2 FOL 34285 2012.
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and other persons having Telephone: (941) 488-7751
claims or demands against Florida Bar No.0325066 PUBLISH: A ust 8, 15,
decedent's estate on whom a PUBLISH: August 15, 22, 2012
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WEDNESDAY
AUGUST 15, 2012


OPINION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
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SUN NEWSPAPERS


OUR VIEW



Energy drinks don't belong in schools


Imagine a 13-year-old sitting in sci-
ence class jacked up on three cups
of black coffee and a quarter cup of
sugar.
That's the amount of caffeine and
sugar in 16 ounces of some popular
energy drinks. A container of Red
Bull, Monster, Rockstar or 5-Hour
Energy can send kids into a hyperac-
tive high followed by a cranky low.
It's bad enough that kids guzzle Coke
and Mountain Dew first thing in the
morning; just imagine the effects of a
super-charged energy drink.
Concern about the health impacts
on young people recently prompted
the Manatee County School Board to
ban energy drinks in the district's caf-
eterias, stores and vending machines.
Most important, students also will not
be permitted to bring these drinks
into the schools. First-time offenders
get a warning; second-timers will be
suspended.


Manatee may be the first Florida
district to ban this stuff completely,
but we hope it is not the last.
Sarasota and Charlotte county school
systems take note: With enough
cause for concern about the potential
effects on a young person's blood
pressure or heart rate, there is no
good reason for kids to have energy
drinks at school.
Fueled by strong advertising cam-
paigns, energy drinks are becoming
increasingly popular in the U.S. A bev-
erage industry journal noted last week
that energy drinks now outsell bottled
water, for the first time. In a one-year
span, they generated $6.9 billion in
sales, up nearly 20 percent from the
previous 12 months.
That poses concerns. A paper
published last year in the journal
Pediatrics looked at scientific studies
and newspaper articles and recom-
mended that pediatricians discuss the


potential health risks with patients.
High-energy drinks may be harmful
for people with heart conditions and
behavioral problems including hyper-
activity, attention deficit disorder and
eating disorders. They may contribute
to the development of diabetes or
harm those with diabetes.
Caffeine does provide some im-
mediate benefits, which are obvious
to all coffee drinkers. But, as noted
in The New York Times, while the
FDA limits caffeine content in soda,
energy drinks are considered a
dietary supplement, and are thus
excluded from the strict regulations.
The study in Pediatrics also questions
the combination of sugar, caffeine
and other ingredients that are added
to the mix.
Energy drinks are not sold in
vending machines, cafeterias or cafes
in the Sarasota or Charlotte school
systems. Sarasota County School


Board Chair Carolyn Zucker was wary
of going further and cracking down
on kids bringing energy drinks onto
school grounds.
"I'm not in favor of (the drinks), it's
an artificial stimulation," Zucker said.
"But you know how hard it will be to
monitor it. At what point do we stop
being teachers and become police?"
Fair question. We don't want teach-
ers sifting through lunch boxes like
TSA agents. But it's entirely reasonable
to enact a ban and simply confiscate
energy drinks when you spot them.
That policy would avoid harsher
penalties like suspensions.
A simple ban would send a message
to students and parents that there are
questions about the health impacts
on young people. It may dissuade
kids from guzzling the stuff and may
persuade parents to crack the whip
themselves. That would be a good
thing.


Hot off the presses


It seems as if there are
hundreds of things to get done
at once these days.
Just like that it is time for the
second annual Gondo Bowl.
This event features local busi-
ness owners drafting a fantasy
football team for their favorite
charity, paying an entrance
fee and playing a season. The
winning team donates all the
money to its charity. Along
with that, the host establish-
ment donates 25 percent of
both draft day and champion-
ship meeting sales to that
same charity. It is a great time
for some great causes. Watch
for the results in the Gondolier
Sun's sports page each week.
This year Bogey's will be our
host and sponsor. We look for-
ward to both meetings at this
location and encourage you
to show up and help generate
revenue for charity.
The Best of Venice ballots are
soon to be delivered to your
home, and we would appreci-
ate it if each subscriber would
fill out as many ballots as you
can return to us. This year we
will have a special section that
includes all the ballots for your
convenience; all you need to
do is fill them out and send
them back to us for counting.
Many of our local businesses
have won this coveted award
in the past and look forward
to your "report cards" this
year. So, send in those ballots
as soon as you can so we can
honor the winners in January.
We have reserved space at
Plantation for the awards
ceremonies; ticket availability
will be determined after the
winners have been contacted
for their ticket purchases.
We really want this to be a
great red-carpet formal event
and hope you all will be as
excited as we are about the
ceremony. After all, winning
a "Best of" is an incredible
feat and we should celebrate
accordingly.
A back-to-school section is
in the paper today. This is in-
tended to be a quick reference


for all the pertinent info about
the schools in our area, and
we hope it is helpful to parents
and students in our area.
Another wonderful event,
Women in Business Week, is
right around the corner. Our
market is loaded with women
who have such strong presence
in our business community,
and this is our opportunity to
reward them for their out-
standing contributions to our
economy.
Traditionally, we put out
a special section and those
women who want to partici-
pate do so. This year we will
have a place in the special sec-
tion where you can buy space
to boast about the women in
your life who have an impact
on our economy. Contact us to
find out how you can surprise
the hard-working women in
your world.
Dining Guide part two will
be published in October. Our
first edition was a success and
generated lots of excitement, so
I encourage all service industry
members to get on board with
the October edition. The more
ways we can creatively get
advertising messages to the
consumer, the higher the return
on investment; dining guides
have historically paid huge
dividends. Don't miss out on
this one, folks.
Our signature magazine
is coming right up. Discover
Venice is being talked about
and it promises to be our best
ever. My whole staff starts
buzzing when we speak of
Discover Venice, and I certainly
am excited to see this kind of
buzz for a product we love so
much.
As you can see we have been
busy at our paper creating
products, initiating changes
and constantly thinking of
ways to please both advertisers
and readers. Our goal is to help
local business fulfill the needs
of local consumers and to cre-
ate products that our readers
enjoy and use.
If you are not a subscriber,
we encourage you to join our
family. The sky is the limit as
we move forward and I don't
want you to miss out on
anything we do.
Our advertising reps will
be talking to you about all of
these products and the value
we provide both readers and
advertisers.

Tim Smolarick is publisher of
the Gondolier Sun.


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Not bothered. My wife and
I would eat at a doggie din-
ing restaurant any time. It
wouldn't bother us a bit.
Stay home. I will not eat
at any restaurant that offers
doggie dining. I think it's
absolutely ridiculous. If you
can't go out without your dog,
then you need to stay home.
Restaurants are suffering as
it is at this time of the year,
and if people brings dogs, the
restaurants are going to suffer.
Fine print. I'm calling to warn
seniors, especially widowed
seniors. If you are purchasing a
car in Venice, please take a male
family member with you, or an
attorney, because I guarantee
that you will be taken down
the path I was, and I have no
recourse. Their response to my
complaint was, "You should
read the fine print."
Another no. In reference to
the doggie dining absolutely
not.
Prefers babies. Doggie
dining would be worse than
screaming babies, without
diapers. Keep the mutts at
home.
Wrong place. No to doggie
dining. It's not a place for dogs
where people are eating.
People first. Dogs in restau-
rants is a proposal that doesn't
even warrant a response, but I'll
do it. Dog hair, barking dogs, bit-
ing dogs, dogs running around,
dogs urinating at the table do
we really need this? We've seen it
being a problem on airlines. I've
been on airlines with dogs bark-
ing the whole time, and you're
stuck there. This is all promoted
by a dog nut group that thinks
dogs equal humans. There's no
place in a restaurant for dogs.
They're unsanitary, they can
be dangerous and not good for
people with allergies. Like I said,
it doesn't deserve being com-
mented on, but unfortunately,
you asked for it.
Home ban. I agree with the
Letter to the Editor writer who
said "Hell no." I don't even let


Let 'em


Have It
my kids' tail-wagging dogs into
my house.
Animal crackers. I'm calling
about animals, dogs especially,
being around where people
are eating. I will not patronize
these places and neither will
my husband and many of our
friends. So, if you want to keep
your restaurant open, get rid of
the animals.
They're OK. Doggies should
be allowed in restaurants.
Buggy. Restaurants that
serve dogs and cats and other
bugs will never, ever see me.
Not downtown. I'm very
allergic to dogs and cats and I
can't be around any of them. It's
gotten to the point where you
can't even walk up the sidewalk
in downtown Venice because
of the dog crap. So, it's almost
impossible to go downtown
shopping, and I know those
people need the business. They
would have my business, but I
can't come down there because
of all the animals, water sitting
outside and all that stuff. Walk
the animals where there's grass
or where animals are supposed
to be walked, not downtown
Venice.
B is fine. I'm totally opposed


that any revision of a plan that
would damage or change the
workout trail or the nature trail
in Pinebrook to accommodate
the Challenger program. They've
been given this plan B location,
which fits them fine without
disrupting anybody else.
Closed. Challenger wants city
council once again to rethink its
last vote on building ball fields
at the south end of Wellfield
Park, which I think was a good
decision for all concerned. What
don't they understand about
"no"? How many times do we
need to discuss this issue? It's
not like no one gave them an
alternative option. The children
also would not feel any different
from the other children playing
atWellfield Park. It sounds to
me like they're only challenging
a decision to make a name for
themselves, not what would be
good for the children, saving a
pristine area for the wildlife, the
elderly and for the community
as a whole. Just tell them the
issue is closed. Take it or leave it.
MIA. I wonder what the
Republicans are up to now?
Dick Cheney will not be able to
go to the Republican National
Convention because he has
a very important fishing trip
planned in Canada. I'm glad
it's not a hunting trip. I think
they're trying to hide Dick.

The Let'em Have It line al-
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sues of local interest. Opinions
expressed here are solely those
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CCLC program helping to save at-risk kids


BILL
AUBUCHON
21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY
LEARNING CENTERS

The excellent "A' rating
that the Sarasota County
School District recently
received is due to many
things that are some-
times hidden from what
we have known to be
traditional education.
The school district
provides additional
educational services
under two separate 21st
Century Community
Learning Centers grants
- one in the northern
part of the county, one
in the south. The South
County grant has just
ended its 10th year of
service to our children.
It has historically con-
sisted of six sites: Atwater
Elementary, Englewood


Elementary, Glenallen
Elementary, Heron Creek
Middle School, Toledo
Blade Elementary and
the North Port Boys &
Girls Club. The proposed
grant for next year adds
two sites: Lamarque
Elementary and
Cranberry Elementary.
The 21st CCLC grants
provide a much-needed
"shot in the arm" for
many of our at-risk kids.
Children come to be in
the program due to low
academic performance
and other risk factors
such as low-income
status, failure to socialize
with peers and excess
referrals, tardiness or
suspensions. Children
may be referred to the
program by the school
day teacher, local ad-
ministration or parents.
In the past few years the
overriding criteria for
entering the program


has been low academic
performance.
In 2012, the six sites
mentioned above served
715 regularly participat-
ing (attending 30 days or
more) students. A total
of 1,430 students at-
tended the South County
program a total of 86,110
times. Since it began in
2002, our children have
attended this excellent
program more than
819,000 times.
Programs varied
between four and five
days per week and ran
36-48 weeks, depend-
ing on the site. Due
to a late starting time,
Heron Creek Middle
meets two hours in the
morning and just over
an hour after school. All
programs average two
and a half hours per day.
All sites offer academic
enrichment activities
in reading, math and


science; recreational ac-
tivities; service learning
and character education.
Certified teachers were
used at all sites. There
were excellent parent
involvement activities
available at all of the
elementary schools.
Two sites in South
County provided sum-
mer programs in 2011
and again in 2012: Toledo
Blade Elementary and
the Boys & Girls Club in
North Port.
The South County
program was staffed by
dedicated professionals
who were totally com-
mitted to encouraging
and helping our children
academically. This is
evidenced by our low
turnover rate of teachers
- only two left during
the first semester and
had to be replaced. Also,
pending the outcome
of summer school, only


nine children from this
at-risk group were in
danger of not being pro-
moted to the next grade
level. This truly speaks
well of the dedication
and competence of the
afterschool 21st CCLC
staff.
Site coordinators
at each location work
closely with parents,
the Office of Academic
Intervention at the
school board, the school
administration and local
businesses to provide an
excellent program on a
very limited budget. This
after-school program has
literally been a lifesaver
for some of our kids from
single-parent families
who would come home
to an empty house. It
has kept kids off the
streets after school but
before the parents got
home from work. It has
provided supervision


to children in need of a
structured environment.
Many studies have
shown that this program
reduces pregnancies,
incidents of drug abuse
and the number of
police reports that occur
between the hours of 3
and 5 p.m.
The 21st CCLC pro-
gram has helped our
kids achieve a level of
academic excellence
that would otherwise
elude some of our slower
learners. The "A" rating
that our county received
recently is, without a
doubt, due in part to
the excellence of our
21st CCLC afterschool
program.

BillAubuchon is project
director 2004-12, for the
Sarasota County School
District 21st Century
Community Learning
Centers program.


I LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


Pets are family, too
Editor:
A walk down any
street at almost any
time of the day will
enlighten anyone to the
fact that Venice is truly a
dog- (and cat-) friendly
town. Restaurants have
been providing outdoor
dining for people and
their pets for years. It is
only recently that laws
were implemented so
that cantankerous folks
who don't have a clue
about the absolute joy of
having a pet in their lives
could feel they had their
say.
The argument of how
the new guidelines are
being enforced is absurd.
Talk about unsanitary -
how do you know that
your server washed his
hands after using the
restroom? The health
department certainly
doesn't come around
to make sure that every
server washes his or her
hands. And just how
would you propose this
would be accomplished?
Put the wash basin out-
side the restroom so they
can personally witness
the servers washing their
hands?
There are only a hand-
ful of local restaurants
that provide outdoor pet-
friendly dining. There are
numerous restaurants
that do not. So there are
plenty of restaurants for


all the anti-pet dimwit
diners to gather.
Eating out is an event
for the entire family,
which includes our pets.

Cheryl Keenan
Venice

Call this a recovery?
Editor:
I was recently told
by a politically active
Venice Democrat that,
"If a Democrat wants to
assure America's future
economically, he invests
in education, research
and infrastructure."
My response is that is
exactly what Democrats
have done during the
past four years, and we
now have a $6 trillion
debt, 8.3 percent un-
employment (the real


unemployment rate,
when you include the
people who've given up
looking, is 15 percent)
and 1.5 percent GDP
growth (the average
under Reagan was
6.3 percent).
Job growth, as mea-
sured by nonfarm pay-
rolls, has averaged about
75,000 jobs a month dur-
ing the Obama recovery
for a total of 2.7 million
jobs. Context: During
the first three years of
the Reagan Recovery, job
growth averaged 273,000
a month for a total of
9.8 million.
Democrats have given
us the worst recovery in
our history. Americans
are hurting because
of Democratic policy
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solution is to borrow
even more money from
China and to take even
more money, through
higher taxes, from those
who are lucky enough to
have a job.
Many activist
Democrats have done
very well in their lives,
so why don't they have
some compassion for
those less fortunate?

Richard Francis
Venice

What has
Obama done?
Editor:
The letter writer
of "Fight to include
more voters" states the
November vote should
include all Americans in


I


the making of the future
of America. I agree. The
only difference is, the
Republicans only want
American citizens to
vote.
To achieve the
American dream you
should not start by doing
something illegal. If you
have done so, you should
fix it so you can remain
here and vote legally.
Voting is a privilege that
you earn by being an
American citizen.
Another letter writer
objects to the national
health care act being
called Obamacare and
states most of it is good. I
suggest this person read
it. The government will
be very intrusive. Also,
I hope the same person
will produce proof that
Rick Scott is a crook.


However, I have a folder
full of newspaper articles
on Democrats who were
in Congress that would
fit in that category.
I had to laugh when
I read someone was
annoyed that Romney
hasn't produced more tax
returns. What has Obama
produced? He got elected
with no experience and
has shown no papers.
The Democrats in
Congress want to take
back the house? They
had that and instead of
improving the economy,
they passed the stimulus
and the Healthcare Act
and put us further in
debt.
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AUGUST 15, 2012


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SPORTS EDITOR
941-207-1107
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SUN NEWSPAPERS


AWAY AT COLLEGE




Trujic tweaks talent as Knight



Venice alumna plays key role for No. 12 Central Florida


By BARBARA BOXLEITNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT

Kristina Trujic earned regular
playing time as a freshman and
hasn't disappointed since.
The Venice High School
graduate is a junior midfielder
and forward for the University
of Central Florida women's
soccer team. The Knights were
rated 12th among Division I
programs in the National
Soccer Coaches Association of
America preseason rankings.
Last year Trujic played in 24
games, including nine starts,
and had four goals and three
assists. She tied for fourth
in points on the team. As a
freshman, she had three goals
and three assists in 23 games,
including nine starts.
"I didn't have any expecta-
tions. I just worked hard and
over time I got into the game,"
Trujic said. "I surprised myself


SUN PHOTO PROVIDED
Kristina Trujic, a midfielder/forward for the University of Central Florida,
makes a play against Texas A&M last season. The Venice High School graduate
is a key player for the No. 12 Knights.


with some of the goals and
stepping up at certain times."
Trujic led true freshmen
in scoring. She had two


game-winning goals, which she
matched last year.
"We expect our freshmen
to come in and probably have


some impact their first year,"
coach Amanda Cromwell said.
"(Kris)Tina was one that was
definitely a surprise. We didn't
know what to expect from her.
She played like she wasn't a
rookie."
Trujic's natural skill and
mental toughness have
made her a low-maintenance
player. Her frequent self-
evaluation makes her "one
of the easy ones," Cromwell
said, noting that coaches
have to keep Trujic positive
because she tends to be
overly hard on herself about
her performance.
"She's a very strong player,"
Cromwell said. "She's very
quick. She's very hard to stop
on the dribble. Her speed with
the ball is pretty much the
same as her without the ball,
which is pretty unique."
Trujic said she wants to
be more of a playmaker this


season, both in passing and
shooting.
"Just to be more consistent
every game and scoring goals
and helping my team to win,"
she said.
Her first goal last year was a
game-winner over No. 24-ranked
San Diego, the only goal of the
contest.
Though that was a big
moment, she said her goal in
a win over North Carolina in
the NCAA tournament was her
favorite. With the victory, UCF
reached the Elite Eight.
"It was a crucial goal," she
said of the 18-yarder that
broke a scoreless tie. "I spun a
defender and hit the top right
in the corner."
Cromwell said she would
like Trujic to shoot more often
from a distance and boost her
goal total. Trujic had 28 shots,
including 13 on goal, a year
ago.


FOOTBALL PREVIEW



Defensive line is untested, undersized


By ROB SMITH
SPORTS EDITOR

The Venice High football
team has a reputation for
fielding physically imposing
defensive lines, but the Indians
won't have much of a size
advantage on their opposition
this year.
The graduation of University
of Tennessee enrollee Omari
Phillips leaves a gaping hole
along the defensive front, and
there aren't many experienced
bodies waiting to fill the void.
Head coach John Peacock,
however, sounds cautiously
optimistic about his under-
sized, inexperienced linemen.
"It might take a little time
for them to be a cohesive unit,
but I think we'll be fine," said
Peacock. "It'll be a little dif-
ferent than in the past. We've
had some big jokers there, but
we're not gonna be so huge this
year."
Two-way starter Dom Fanti,
who plays fullback on offense,
returns to anchor the unit at
strong defensive end. Senior
Quinton O'Brien and junior
Sean Montgomery are the
tackles, and a three-man battle
for the weakside end spot is
ongoing.
Peacock said Bo Rydecki, Alex
Guzzo and Daniel Barrett have
all shown flashes in practice.
Guzzo started a few games
last season and, according to
Peacock, has had a good camp.
"He's a little undersized, but
he makes up for it with his


VHS senior Alex Guzzo is entrenched in a three-way battle for the starting weakside defensive end spot.


quickness off the ball," he said.
Peacock said Rydecki is a
promising player who has
made big strides in recent
practices, and Barrett, who is
new to the game, has shown


steady improvement.
"This is his first time playing
football," the coach said of Bar-
rett, who also plays on the VHS
baseball team. "He's improving
more than anybody every day


because he's getting used to the
game and how it's played."
Peacock is content to let the
competition play out on the
field.
"All three of those guys will


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN F. FENNELL


probably see action early
on," he said. "Hopefully, one
of them will emerge as the
starter."

Email: rsmith@venicegondolier.com


SPORTS BRIEFS


Venice High
seeking JV
football coaches
The Venice High foot-
ball team needs assistant
coaches for its JV football
team. Anyone interested
in helping out is encour-
aged to contact John
Peacock at 941-232-6784
or Thomas Peacock@
sarasota.kl2.fl.us.

Football tickets,
all-sports
passes on sale
VHS football season
tickets (reserved seats are
$36 for six games) and
all-sports passes ($60
individual, $150 family)
are now on sale.
For more details,
contact Lee at the Boone
Law Firm, 941-488-6716,
or stop by the law office


at 1001 Avenida del Circo,
Venice.

Florida Burn 13u
travel team tryouts
set for Aug. 26
Tryouts for the Florida
Burn 13-and-under travel
baseball team will be
held at 1 p.m. Aug. 26 at
a site to be determined
later.
Tryouts are open to any
interested player age 13
and under looking to play
on a highly competitive
team.
Florida Burn will be
coached by Joe Buncik,
Kevin Hanley and Venice
High varsity pitching
coach Jeff Callan. It is
owned and operated by
former major leaguer
Mark Guthrie and Venice
High varsity head coach
Craig Faulkner.


For more information,
contact Callan at 941-
492-4001 or visit www.
floridaburn.com.

Aug. 15 meeting
on triathlon
The Sarasota County
Sports Commission
will hold a community
meeting Wednesday night
to discuss the upcoming
Florida HalfRev Triath-
lon, which will be held
Oct. 28.
The meeting will be
held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
at the Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis
Ave., Venice.
Residents will have
the opportunity to learn
about the event and how
it will affect the commu-
nity, identify opportuni-
ties to become involved
and ask questions.


Special Olympics
swim meet
set for Aug. 18
A Special Olympics
area aquatics meet will
be held on Aug. 18 at the
Selby Aquatic Center at
the Evalyn Sadlier Jones
YMCA in Sarasota.
More than 175 athletes
from Sarasota, Charlotte,
Manatee, Lee and Col-
lier counties will be
participating.
Opening ceremonies
are set for 9:30 a.m. with
competition starting at
10 a.m. in all three pools
- indoor, 25-meter pool
and 50-meter pool.
This is the final com-
petition before athletes
are chosen for the Special
Olympics State Games
scheduled for Oct. 5-7 in
Sebastian.
For more information,


contact Maggie Riggall at
941-412-0402.

Venice Vikings
need cheerleaders
Cheerleaders at all levels
are needed for the upcom-
ing Venice Vikings Pop
Warner football season.
Sign-ups are being held
every Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
at Letson Stadium in
Venice.
For more information,
call 941-492-6300.

College Fastpitch
Softball Combine
set for Aug. 25
The second annual
College Fastpitch Softball
Recruiting Combine will
be held on Aug. 25 at Miss
Sarasota Softball Complex
in Sarasota.


The combine, which is
hosted by Extra Innings of
Sarasota, begins at 8 a.m.
The purpose of the com-
bine is to promote athletes
and expose them to college
coaches in hopes of them
getting scholarships.
Athletes will perform
various skill sets including
speed and agility along
with individual skills
related to the game of
fastpitch softball.
Colleges represented last
year included the University
of South Florida, Auburn
University, North Carolina
State University, Florida
State University, Florida
Gulf Coast University, Polk
State College, State College
of Florida and Indian River
Community College.
To register visit www.
fastpitchu.com or con-
tact Tom Pluto at 941-
504-2715 or tpluto@gte.net.




:WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012


Mi Pueblo gets OK for doggie dining


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST
The first Venice restaurant to be
granted a doggie dining permit, Mi Pueblo
Mexican Restaurant, 530 South U.S. 41
Bypass in the Brickyard Plaza, welcomed
Samantha and Richard Dorset last week
with their pets, Jackson and Cooper, who
were joined for lunch by restaurant owner
Ishra Michelle Buice with Nira Joy.
This is the only such permit issued and
there have been no additional inquiries,
confirmed a spokesperson for the city of
Venice planning department.
City council approved rules in July to
allow dogs to accompany their owners
when dining at restaurants that received


permits. Public outcry against doggie
dining seems to have influenced the
restaurants significantly, possibly to the
advantage of Mi Pueblo.
"I think it is real nice being able to
bring your pet when you are dining," said
Buice, who with partners Hugo Munez
and Bonifacio Carlo operates Mi Pueblo
restaurants on Bee Ridge Road and Tuttle
Avenue in Sarasota.
There are four tables seating 16 doggie
dining customers. Buice does not intend
to have more because it would get too
crowded.
"People who want to get out with
their dogs will come to our restaurant,"
said Buice, "and it will bring additional
customers. When everybody wants to eat


inside, the outside tables for doggie dining
are available; however, during winter
season even those tables are usually full."
Prominently displayed in the doggie
dining area of the restaurant is a sign
stating the permit rules, a requirement of
the city of Venice. Only well-behaved dogs
kept on a leash are allowed in that area,
said Buice, and in the event of any trouble
the customer would be asked to return
later without the dog. For servers, the
doggie dining rules are also posted inside
by the computer stations ensuring they
are aware of the details.
"Before we got this permission people
wanted to bring their dogs, but we had
to send them away as we waited for the
permit," Buice said. "They knew we had


applied and it took a couple of months,
including getting the signs printed."
Customers with dogs are advised to
check the rain forecast, because if it
starts to rain they probably will not want
to sit outside where there is little cover.
At the moment, the tables do not have
umbrellas, but it is something Buice may
look into for the doggie dining area.
She likes to take her pet everywhere,
so she was enthusiastic about doggie
dining in her restaurant. A regular
visitor to Black Mountain, N.C., she said
there are lots of dogs around that town
and it is really nice seeing owners being
able to include their pet as a member of
the family when they are out dining.
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And the children shall lead them


By AUDREY BLACKWELL
and KIM COOL
STAFF WRITERS
Area seniors experi-
enced the fountain of
youth Aug. 1.
Instead of heading
to St. Augustine, where
some historians say
Ponce De Leon found
the Fountain of Youth,
several senior residents
of area retirement homes
spent the morning with
48 young people from
the South County Family
YMCA Summer Camp.
Sponsored by the Venice
Area Chamber of Com-
merce Senior Outreach
Committee, the event
paired the children
with people old enough
to be their grand-
parents or even their
great-grandparents.
Dave Pierce, business
development director
for the chamber, serves
as staff liaison with
the Senior Outreach
Committee.
"I implement needs
and prepare the min-
utes," he said.
"Our go-to person,"
Jeannette Bell said,
tongue-in-cheek.
Bell, who has volun-
teered with the chamber
committee since 1998,
said some of the children
and seniors have built a
lasting relationship.
"She (Bell) does the
work with the YMCA
and senior community,"
Pierce said.
Counselors Jordan
Lake, 15, of Venice High
School, and VHS graduate
D. J. Hansen, 18, helped
with the morning meet-
ing of the minds. Both
have been involved with Y
programs since they were
youngsters and had fond
memories of attending
these programs years
ago. This year, they were
part of the nine Y staffers
and three counselors-in-
training plus a few adult
Y leaders and chamber
members.
The counselors-
in-training recently
underwent three weeks
of training at the Y on
job skills and working
with children and adults.
This event at Epiphany
Cathedral's Parish Hall
was just the place to put
into practice some of the
things they learned.
The camp children led
the seniors in conversa-
tion. Each was armed
with a questionnaire they
would complete as their
interviews progressed.
"I was talking about
when I was younger and
what is good for chil-
dren," Anne Cumming
said about her conver-
sation with Genesis
Vazquez, 15, a 10th-
grader and counselor-
in-training. Cumming is
a resident at Pinebrook
Care and Rehabilitation.
Sierra Reel, 10, a fifth-
grader, talked about soup


Susan Brown, school-age site director at South County Family YMCA, stops for a
photo with her grandmother-in-law, Loraine Brown, 90, a resident of Sunset Lake
Nursing & Rehab.


with John DeLawter, who
lives at HarborChase.
"She asked what my
favorite soup is, and I told
her tomato," DeLawter
said.
This was Sierra's sec-
ond time volunteering to
meet with senior citizens.
She attends the full-day
program at the Y because
her mother works.
What did DeLawter
think of the get-together?
"It's nice. She's doing
great," he said about Sierra.
The questionnaires
had questions about
where the seniors were
born and their careers
and families as well as
food likes and dislikes.
"It gives the youth a
greater understanding of
seniors and an apprecia-
tion of others, especially
when they have to help a
senior with a disability,"
Susan Brown said about
why the Y puts on the
program.
"For the seniors, it
comforts them, espe-
cially those who do not
get many visitors."
Brown runs the South
County Y's before- and
after-school programs
and the summer camp
program. The mixed-age
program is a staple of the
camp program but also
has been held at other
times of the year, such as
during Christmas vacation.
The students and
seniors also shared in
a craft project. They
worked together to make
bead necklaces, using
lanyard cord precut by
Lake and Hansen.
Last year the Y held a
similar camp program at
Jacaranda Trace, a retire-
ment complex south of
Venice.

CHILDREN 17


David Pierce, back left, business development director for the Venice Area
Chamber of Commerce, is staff liaison for the chamber's Senior Outreach
Committee, headed by Jeannette Bell. Amy Roche, center, transportation coor-
dinator for South County Family YMCA, was in charge of getting lunch for the
group of senior citizens, volunteer youth mentors and other staff who attended
the YMCA Summer Camp event Aug. 1 at Epiphany School's Fellowship Hall.


Sierra Reel, 10, talks with John DeLawter, a resident of HarborChase, at the Summer Camp. This was Sierra's second time volun-
teering at such an event.


Genesis Vazquez, 15, a counselor-in-training at the South County Family YMCA, visits with senior Anne Cumming, a resident of
Pinebrook Care and Rehabilitation.


Corey Marksbury, 14, a student at Venice High School, talks about the space program with Noel-I
Ream, who retired from AT&T in Springfield, III., and moved to Venice last year to be closer to his Mason Sprague, 10, at right, works on a beading project with John E. Mills, who came to Venice
brother. Ream lives at Claire Bridge. from Chelton, Conn. Mills lives at HarborChase with his wife, Dorothy.


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'Perfect Wedding' is perfect opener


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

Friday night's audience in
Florida Studio Theatre's reno-
vated Gompertz Theatre had a
double theatrical treat.
Treat number one was the
handsomely redone Gompertz
Theatre with brand new seats
set in sweeping curves that
allow great views even from the
far sides of the space. There are
more of them and new carpet-
ing plus new handicap seats,
an enlarged stage and a new,
larger control room.
On that new stage, "Perfect
Wedding," a classic British
farce by Robin Hawdon,
delivered the second treat with
split-second timing.
Bill (Graham Stuart Allen) is
the bridegroom. It is the morn-
ing after his bachelor party
and he awakens in the honey-
moon suite rather than across
the hall in his room. Rachel,
the bride (Faith Sandberg) is


PHOTO COURTESY OF FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE
Kate Siepert as Julie, Graham Stuart Allen as Bill, Lisa McMillan as Daphe
and Daryl Embry as Tom with Faith Sandberg as Rachel the bride in Perfect
Wedding at Floirda Studio Theatre's Gompertz Theatre through Sept. 9.


due to arrive shortly and will
use the suite to change into


her gown for the afternoon
wedding. Not only should


she not arrive to a disheveled
suite nor should she find her
future husband there bad
luck to see the bride before the
wedding after all. Even worse
would it be if she were to find
another woman there Judy
(Jenny Strassburg), the woman
with whom the groom evi-
dently spent the night. Oops!
What's a groom to do -
especially when Judy, the
blonde, locks herself in the
bathroom? Perhaps the maid
would pretend to be the best
man's girlfriend, Julie (Kate
Siepert). He could say she
is the best man's girlfriend
although the best man, Tom
(Daryl Embry) is not keen on
that idea because Judy, his
real girlfriend will be at the
wedding. Right same Judy.
Another oops.
Also arriving shortly is the
bride's mother, Daphne, Lisa
McMillan, adorned in a ruffle-
trimmed suit in a brilliant
shade of reddish orange topped


by a fascinatorr" worthy of
those worn at Prince William's
wedding to Kate Middleton.
Michael Lasswell's set fea-
tures the two-room hotel suite
with as many doors as needed
for the timely comings and
goings of the groom, best man,
bride and Julie and Judy.
Directed by Bruce Jordan with
Kelli Karen as production stage
manager, no one misses a beat.
The characters deliver lines and
even a toilet brush on cue and
with perfect aim as one would-
be perfect wedding leads to a
perfect conclusion. Costumes,
including the perfect wedding
dress, are by Sarah Bertolozzi.
The Gompertz renovation,
new entry and new lavatories
are the first steps of FST's
$6.7 million expansion. Not
quite ready is the new cafe
area of the new entrance, ele-
vator, two additional theaters
and new retail spaces. A few

PERFECT| 3


Banyan offers murder, mayhem and suicide light


By KIM COOL she has yet to hear from achieving successful rela-
FEATURES EDITOR her younger sister, Meg tionships than in being


For 11 years, Banyan
Theater has managed to
offer top level entertain-
ment, some serious and
some like the current
offering, "Crimes of the
Heart" by Beth Henley -
wickedly funny.
As the story begins it is
Lenny Magrath's (Maxey
Whitehead) birthday. She
is trying to transform a
cookie into a birthday
cake by inserting a
candle so she can light
it, make a wish and blow
out the flame.
After two bent candles
she gives up to deal
with a visit from her
judgmental and outspo-
ken cousin Chick Boyle
(Georgia Mallory Guy).
Lenny is fuming because


Magrath (Kelly Camp-
bell), to let her know that
old granddaddy is in the
hospital and their middle
sister, Babe Magrath
Botrelle (Lucy Lavely), is
in jail for shooting her
husband, Zach, in the
stomach. The setting is
the grandfather's house
in Hazlehurst, Miss., in
October 1974.
Adding to the dramatic
impact of the story is
the fact that the mother
of the Magrath sisters
hanged herself and her
cat some years earlier.
Folks like curmud-
geonly cousin Chick
might sense a theme, yet
it might be a different
theme from what it really
is. The three sisters seem
to be less successful in


qualified for long-term
stays in mental hospitals.
Eventually Meg shows
up; Babe, also known
as Becky, is released on
bail; and Doc Porter
(Christopher Swan), who
once had a crush on
Meg, stops by for visit,
although he is very much
married and has two
children.
The casting by director
Barbara Redmond could
not have been better.
Whitehead, Lavely and
Campbell could not have
been more like true sis-
ters had they been born
as triplets, and they also
explored their characters'
very different person-
alities with gusto. Guy
was delightfully hateful
and mean-spirited and


History of opera lecture


STAFF REPORT

Baila Miller will offer a
lecture on the history of
opera Aug. 16, 3:30 p.m.,
at Jacaranda Trace,
second floor of Cadbury
Commons, 3600 William
Penn Way, Venice. Cost
is $5.
Her talk will focus on
story lines that have
dominated opera at
certain times in history.
Have you ever


wondered why Shake-
speare wrote so many
plays about royalty, but
Verdi and Puccini wrote
about courtesans? Kind


of makes you wonder,
doesn't it?
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jealous. Swan, who was
an opening night sub in
the role of Doc, nailed
every line as well as the
romantic side of the man
who never quite recov-
ered from his encounter
with Meg during Hur-
ricane Camille.
While each of these
characters offered plenty
of funny shtick and very
different personalities,
Jesse Dornan as Becky's
attorney, Barnette Lloyd,
provided comic relief
to the comic relief,
including a little pistol
cocking each time he
left his client. That he
hated to leave his client
at all added yet another
layer of both drama and
humor.
Jeffrey Dean's set was
excellent, with stairs
leading upstairs in the
house, from near the rol-
laway bed in the kitchen
where Lenny slept. It
included a wonderful
turquoise refrigerator
and a gas stove perfect
for suicide or not.
Whether modeled after
Anton Chekhov's "The
Three Sisters" or not,


PHOTO BY DON WALKER/COURTESY OF
BANYAN THEATER COMPANY


Maxey Whitehead as Lenny, Kelly Campbell as Meg and Lucy
Lavely as Babe in Banyan Theater Company's "Crimes of the
Heart,";which runs through Aug. 26 in the Cook Theatre at the
FSU Center for the Performing Arts.


"Crimes of the Heart"
offers a delightful way
for anyone to share in
Lenny's 30th birthday,
for in the end, the cake
was quite adequate to
the task and so was the
outcome of the story.
Costumes are by
Timothy Beltley, with
sound by Steve Lemke
and lighting by Michael
Pasquini.


"Crimes of the Heart"
continues through
Aug. 26 in the Cook
Theater at the FSU
Center for the Perform-
ing Arts, 555 North
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
For tickets, visit www.
banyantheater
company.org or call
941-351-2808.

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SToday
Sun Fiesta October,
Vendor applications are now available
for Sun Fiesta Oct.19-21 at www.
sunfiesta.net
Marine Luncheon, Marines
& guests welcome Aug. 15 11:30a.m.
Family Table Restaurant 14132 S
Tamiami Tr, North Port. Call Carl
493-1408
Fun With Watercolor,
1-4pm ea. Wed. at So. Venice Civic
Assoc., 720 Alligator Dr., Venice. $82/
mo + supplies. Call Carolyn 366-2866.
Jewish Film Festival,"Left
Luggage"2:30pm 600 N Auburn Rd,
Movie & discussion $5mbrs $7othrs
Dinner $17 mbrs $19 others RSVP
Beata 484-2022
SunCoast Reef Rovers,
Dive Club Meeting 6:00pm Nokomis
Community Cnt. 234 Nippino Tr.
Speakers & dive events.488-8143
suncoastreefrovers.com

* Thursday
Intro to Medicare,
10:00-11:00am 597 Tamiami Tr Venice


Learn 4 Parts of Medicare, new AARP
United HealthCare N Supplement
941-223-5592
Senior Fellowship,
Fellowship Church Seniors meet the
3rd Thurs of the month for lunch &
fellowship @ Eng. Sports Cplx @11am,
475-7447
Intro to Medicare,
2:00-3:00pm 597 Tamiami Tr Venice
Learn 4 Parts of Medicare, new AARP
United HealthCare N Supplement
941-223-5592

* Saturday
Sun Fiesta October,
Vendor applications are now available
for Sun Fiesta Oct.19-21 at www.
sunfiesta.net
U S Model Showcase,
10-2 Olde World Rest.14415 Tamiami
Tr NP Open call for models M/F all
ages FREE call 747-8386 Sat Aug. 18th
Venice Depot Tours, Free
docent-led tours of Historic Train
Depot, Sat 10 am to I pm through
October 31st. 303 E. Venice Ave.
412-0151.
The Boomers, 8:00 pm,


Venice Theatre, 488-1115 $20, Stroll
down memory lane with '50s Music
and Memories

*Sunday
Flag FB & Cheer Reg, $75.
Registration starts Sunday, August 19
9am-noon @ First Baptist Venice,
312 W. Venice Ave. 941-485-1314
Auditions-2 shows!,
7:30 pm, Venice Theatre, 488-1115.
Auditions: How to Succeed In Business
without Really Trying and The Vagina
Monologues

1 Monday
Women on the Go,
Meeting Ven Pblc Lbry 2-4pm w/
Alaskan travel review. Opt dinner 4:30
at Leone's Restaurant. Info 485-3525

* Tuesday
Jewish Film Festival,
"Maradonna"2:30pm, 600 N Auburn
Rd Movie & discussion $5 mbrs,
$7othrs Dinner $17 mbrs $19 others,
Beata 484-2022


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County seeks volunteers



for Coastal Cleanup


STAFF REPORT

Keep Sarasota County
Beautiful is seeking
volunteers to participate
in the 2012 International
Coastal Cleanup Sat-
urday, Sept. 15, 8 a.m.-
noon, at sites throughout
Sarasota County. Vol-
unteers can sign up by
contacting Keep Sarasota
County Beautiful at


941-861-5000.
KSCB has partnered
with Mote Marine Labo-
ratory and Aquarium to
make this year's event
a great success. To
thank Coastal Cleanup
volunteers, Mote is
offering one free admis-
sion ticket, good until
March 2013, to the first
2,500 volunteers who
sign up for the event.


Coastal Cleanup
volunteers will be able
to pick up their supplies
Sept. 10-14 at Sarasota
County Solid Waste,
4000 Knights Trail Road,
Nokomis.
For more information
on volunteering or spon-
sorship opportunities,
call 941-861-5000 or visit
www.scgov.net, keyword
search KSCB.


STAFF REPORT

DogVacay.com is a
new site that lists real
homes where people can
let their dog stay while
they're away.
The site is avail-
able nationwide and
throughout Canada. The
company received lots
of buzz when it initially
launched out of Los
Angeles and New York a
few months ago.
DogVacay gives dog
owners an alternative to


expensive kennel-cage
boarding. Experienced
dog lovers can sign up to
host dogs and receive a
small fee (starting at $15
or $20 per night). Often,
the hosts have other dogs
and big yards, and some
are even retired vets or
pet trainers.
Some couples on the
site say that your dog can
sleep in their bed, if that's
what your dog is used
to at home. And you'll
get photos of your dog's
vacation.


Founders are the
husband-and-wife
team Aaron and Karine
Hirschhorn. They gave
up their respective Wall
Street and Hollywood
careers, boarded more
than 100 dogs in their
home after they were fed
up with kennels for their
dogs Rocky and Rambo
and, one year later,
launched the business
nationwide.
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see Venice boarders and
for more information.


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STAFF REPORT

Venice Theatre seeks
three women for the
Stage II production of
Eve Ensler's "The Vagina
Monologues."
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more donations will help
speed the completion.
To pay for a theater seat,
buy a brick or even earn
naming rights for one of
the remaining spaces, call
the theater.
Florida Studio Theatre
is located at 1241 N.
Palm Ave. The Gompertz
Theatre is directly to the
north at 1241 First St.
Tickets for "Perfect
Wedding" are $32-$34 per
person. The show contin-
ues through Sept. 9 but


performers are needed
for the high-energy
MainStage musical com-
edy "How to Succeed in
Business without Really
Trying."
Auditions for both
shows are Sunday


some shows are already
sold out. Purchase online
at www.floridastudio
theatre.com or call
the box office at
941-366-9000.
Email: kcool@venicegondolier.com

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and Monday, Aug. 19
and 20, at 7:30 p.m.
Performances of "The
Vagina Monologues" run
Nov. 8-25. Performances
of "How to Succeed in
Business without Really
Trying" are Nov. 6-Dec. 2.
Auditions and all per-
formances will be held
at Venice Theatre, 140


W. Tampa Ave., on the
island in Venice. More
information is available
at www.venicestage.com
or by calling the theatre's
administrative offices at
941-484-4033.
Lemon Bay Playhouse
will hold open auditions
for "Arsenic & Old Lace"
by Joseph Kesselring on


Sunday, Aug. 26, and
Monday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m.
at the playhouse. This
play is full of wonder-
ful characters and calls
for 11 males and three
females of various ages.


Performance dates are
Oct. 24-Nov. 11.
Lemon Bay Playhouse
is at 96 W Dearborn
St., Englewood. For
more information, call
941-475-6756.


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Parents urged to enroll children in VPK


Enrollment has increased 65 percent since 2006


FROM FLORIDA DEPARTMENT
OF EDUCATION

The 2012-13 school
year is under way and
the Department of
Education is encouraging
parents to enroll their
4-year-old children in the
state's Voluntary Pre-
kindergarten Education
program.


Florida's VPK program
is a free educational
program created to
prepare every 4-year-old
in Florida for kindergar-
ten and build a strong
foundation for educa-
tional success. In 2011-
12, Florida VPK Educa-
tion programs served
81 percent of children
across the state, and the


program continues to
grow each school year.
"Building a solid
foundation for learning
is the key to success for
Florida's students," said
Commissioner of Educa-
tion Gerard Robinson.
"Our state's VPK
program helps children
develop essential skills
so that they can perform


better and be success-
ful in kindergarten and
later in life. I encourage
Florida's families to take
this opportunity to enrich
their child's education by
starting early with VPK."
The VPK program is
available at no cost to
children who are 4 years
old by Sept. 1 of the
program year. Florida's


VPK program is provided
in two formats the
540-hour program, which
is available during the
school year (usually
August through May), and
the 300-hour program,
which is available during
the summer. Florida VPK
is offered through public
and private providers.
In Florida, each county


or area of counties has an
Early Learning Coalition
that serves as a resource
to help families locate
early care and educa-
tion programs that meet
their needs. Parents may
find more information
about VPK providers
through their local Early
Learning Coalition, www.
floridaearlylearning.com.


Fall theater



classes on tap


FROM VENICE THEATRE

Parents are talking
about their children's
educational experiences
at Venice Theatre. One
parent said, "Because
of the work you do, my
son was able to experi-
ence something that has
forever changed his life
and the way he looks at
things."
Students of all ages
can experience classes
atVT this fall. The
Education and Outreach
Department's expanded
offerings for children and
adults begin the week of
Sept. 10 and run eight to
11 weeks. Some scholar-
ships are available for
qualified applicants.
Instructors include area
professionals Brad Wages,
Mary Kelly, Amy Blake,
Becky Holahan, Lori Gad-
dis, Michelle Kasanofsky,
Cathleen McClendon,
Gladys Varga, Ronald
Myroup, Peter Ivanov, Jan
Wallace and members
of VT's production staff.
Visiting artists Caio Stolai
and Milena Costa do


Nascimento will teach
circus arts classes.
Stolai and Costa do
Nascimento return to VT
after their award-winning
performance at the 2010
International Community
Theatre Festival. Their
class offerings include
"Hanging by a String"
(puppetry for grades
six-adult); two sessions
of "Clowning Under the
Big Top" (grades three
through adult); and "A
Fusion of Dance" (age 16
and up).
More experienced
student actors in grades
six to nine can take VT's
performance art class,
which is enhanced by
music, art, literature and
sound effects. Admis-
sion is by invitation
or permission of the
instructor, Mary Kelly.
Call 941-486-8679. Two
technical theatre sections
are offered for grades six
to nine and adults.
Additional offerings
for adults include classes
in farce and physical
comedy; adult scene
study; an exploration of


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Littlest fire students give back

Barbara Zier, director of the preschool program at United Methodist Child Care Center, Nokomis, recently took the children
to the Nokomis Fire Department. The children, from Venice and Nokomis, took special treats to thank the firefighters for
teaching them about fire safety. The preschoolers squirted the fire hose, toured a fire truck and talked with the firefighters.


20th century playwrights;
Acting, Scene 2 (continues
Myroup's summer class);
"Creative dramatics for
developmentally chal-
lenged adults"; "Sing"
(adult audition prep); and
"Jazzing around the stage"


(adult dance techniques).
One-on-one private
lessons are offered as is
VT's Technical Theatre
Apprenticeship Program.
TTAP is a career-track
technical training
program for students


16 years and older. It is
accredited by the Florida
Department of Education.
For more information
and to register, go to
www.venicestage.com,
call 941-486-8679 or stop
by the box office, 140


W Tampa Ave., Venice.
Summer hours are
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Extended
hours begin Sept. 4,
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday
through Friday, and
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.


Scholarship funds distributed to Florida colleges


FROM FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

On Aug. 9, Florida Col-
lege System Chancellor
Randy Hanna announced
the distribution of more
than $825,000 in scholar-
ship funds to the 28-col-
lege system foundations.

MILITARY NEWS
Marine Corps Pvt.
Travis W.Thielman, son
of Dawn K. Jess, of Venice,
Fla., earned the title of
U.S. Marine after gradu-
ating from recruit training


The scholarships are
aimed at relieving the
nursing shortage and
helping students who are
the first in their family to
attend college.
"The scholarship
endowment allows us to
provide an opportunity
for college students


at Marine Corps Recruit
Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
For 13 weeks, Thielman
stayed committed during
some of the world's most
demanding entry-level


in nursing and allied
health programs and first
generation students to
complete their education
without taking out costly
loans," Hanna said. "That
ultimately helps us meet
the workforce needs in
Florida without burden-
ing the student with


military training in
order to be transformed
from civilian to Marine
instilled with pride,
discipline and the core
values of honor, courage


future loan payments."
The scholarships are
made possible through
endowments from the
Helios Education Foun-
dation, Florida Blue and
Bank of America, and are
awarded annually by the
Florida College System
Foundation to all of the


and commitment. Train-
ing subjects included
close-order drill, marks-
manship with an M-16A4
rifle, physical fitness,
martial arts, swimming,
military history, customs


28 system colleges.
Students eligible to
apply for the schol-
arships include
Florida residents who are
accepted and enrolled in
a nursing or allied health
program at a Florida col-
lege or students who are
the first in their family to


and courtesies.
One week prior to
graduation, Thielman
endured The Crucible,
a 54-hour final test of
recruits' minds and
bodies. Upon completion,


attend college.
Interested students
from culturally diverse
backgrounds and under-
represented groups are
encouraged to visit their
local college's founda-
tion office to find out
more and apply for the
scholarships.


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Marine Corps emblem
and called Marines for
the first time.
Thielman is a 2011
graduate of Anclote High
School, Holiday, Fla.


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caring for the entire family. He has a special interest in Sports Medicine. Dr. Hupp is a
pilot and also works with the Federal Aviation Administration as an Aviation Medical
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five children. When Dr. Hupp is not practicing medicine, he enjoys spending time with
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USDA
commodities
All Faiths Food Bank
will distribute nine-12
free USDA commodi-
ties third Wednesday
of the month, Aug. 15,
2-5 p.m., at Laurel Civic
Association, 509 Collins
Road, Laurel, to eligible
recipients.

Reconnecting
to life
Grief can affect anyone
who has lost a loved one
or had any other signifi-
cant life-altering event.
Senior Friendship Cen-
ters Caregiver Resource
Center of Venice and
Tidewell Hospice will
hold a lunch-and-learn
Aug. 15, noon to 1 p.m.
for those who live with
grief and a sense of
hopelessness after a loss.
Alice O'Leary, grief spe-
cialist with Tidewell, will
discuss ways to recon-
nect with life. There is
no charge for lunch but
donations are welcomed.
Registration is required.
Call Carla, 941-584-0031,
to reserve a space.

Cancer support
Cancer is Not Con-
tagious Support Group
meets 10:30 a.m., third
Thursday of the month
(Aug. 16), Englewood
Community Hospital
Cafeteria, 700 Medical
Blvd. Support Group for
People with Oral and
Head and Neck Cancer
also meets. Call Joe at
941-474-0099.

Deaf and
hard of hearing
Community Center
for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing holds a social
the first Friday of the
month, 1:30-3:30 p.m.,
and the third Friday of
the month (Aug. 17),
6 p.m.; Venice CCDHH
office, 628 Cypress Ave.
941-366-0260 V/TTY,
941-758-2541 VP.

Parkinson's
support
The Parkinson's
Support Group meets at
10 a.m. the third Friday
of the month (Aug. 17) in
the Englewood Commu-
nity Hospital Suncoast
Auditorium, 700 Medical
Blvd. Call 941-473-3919.

Health Talk Plus
Health Talk Plus offers
free health information
the third Monday of the
month (Aug. 20) at 2 p.m.
at Venetian Gardens
Retirement Community
at Chestnut Creek, 1450
Venice East Blvd., Venice.
Call 941-496-4000.

Blood pressure
Free blood pressure


Venice, 1200 Avenida del
Circo. Call 941-485-8885.

Free and low-cost
health services
On Wednesday. August
15, 2-5 p.m., Sarasota
County Health Depart-
ment's Health in Motion
Mobile Medical Unit
staff will be at U.S.


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no less than two weeks in advance of your event date or the RSVP date.
Items not submitted two weeks prior may not run. For more information
about the Well-Being section, call 941-207-1102.


Department of Agricul-
ture food distribution
program, Sandra Sims
Terry Community Center,
509 Collins Road, Laurel.
No appointment needed
for diabetes education
and screening; testing
for blood pressure, HIV,
tuberculosis and preg-
nancy; adult immuniza-
tions, health education
and help finding ongo-
ing health care for the
uninsured.

South County
Food Pantry
The food pantry pro-
vides food at no charge
to the hungry of Venice,
Laurel, Nokomis and
Osprey. Open Monday
through Friday from
9 a.m. to noon. Located
at 790 South Tamiami
Trail behind Emmanuel
Lutheran Church. Call
941-484-4609 anytime.

Discount
food program
All area people can
order discounted
high-quality food from
the Gaballi program
operated locally at
Christ United Methodist
Church, 1475 Center
Road, Venice, phone
941-493-7504. To order
food, go to www.gaballi.
com and enter user code
christunitedmet.

Food program
Florida Department
of Agriculture and
Consumer Services
contracted with All
Faiths Food Bank to
distribute free USDA
commodities monthly to
eligible Sarasota County
residents: Venice Com-
munity Center, 326 S.
Nokomis Ave., Venice,
first Wednesday of the
month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.;
Laurel Civic Association,
509 Collins Road, Laurel,
third Wednesday of the
month, 2-5 p.m.; and
Mobile Pantry Nokomis
Park, 234 Nippino Trail,
Nokomis, second and
fourth Thursday of the
month. Call 941-379-
6333 for holiday times
and more details.

Sign language
Sign language classes
are open to the com-
munity at New Life
Community Center, 5800
South Tamiami Trail,
Venice, and are held the
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office at 941-493-0775.

Sign language
Sign language coffee
chat is free to all who
are learning or wish to
practice their sign lan-
guage skill in a relaxing
environment. Meets the
second Friday of each
month at Books-A-Mil-
lion, 4230 South Tamiami
Trail, Venice, 7-9 p.m.

Martial arts
Free martial arts
classes are held Mon-
day through Saturday,
2141 South Tamiami
Trail, Venice. Monday:
children, 5:30 p.m.;
Tuesday: seniors,
8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.;
Wednesday: police,
security and firefighters,
8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.;
Friday: service industry,
8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.;
and Saturday, women.
Call 941-525-3389;
revolutionarymartial
artsfitness.yolasite.com.

Medicare help
Associated Medicare
Patients Inc., a non-
profit corporation of
volunteers, helps those
on Medicare navigate
the health insurance
system. Free. Open
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday
through Thursday in the
Small Appliance Repair
Shop at Senior Friend-
ship Centers, 2350 Scenic
Drive, Venice. AMP will
train new counselors.
Call 941-584-0051.

Grief support
Free general grief
support is held the
second and fourth
Monday of every month
of every month from
1 to 2:30 p.m., at Tidewell
Hospice, 220 Wexford
Blvd., Venice. Call
941-441-2000.

Insurance advice
Serving the Health
Insurance Needs of
Elders visits Senior
Friendship Centers
9 a.m.-noon Thursdays
at 2350 Scenic Drive. Call
941-584-0075.

Help with
prescriptions
Community Pharmacy
of Sarasota County, 225
South Tamiami Trail,
Nokomis, helps unin-
sured residents obtain


routine prescription
medications. Call 941-
445-5687 or go to www.
cpsarasota.org.

Mobile Meals
Venice Area Mobile
Meals provides a warm,
nutritious noontime
meal to anyone in the
Venice area unable to
prepare a meal because
of physical or mental
disability, regardless of
financial situation; no
age restrictions. Special
foods are available for
diabetics. Minimal
cost; recipients are
billed monthly. Hours:
8-11 a.m. Monday
through Saturday. The
answering machine
can take a message at
any time. Call 941-488-
1889, or go to www.
VeniceAreaMobileMeals.
com.

Alzheimer's
caregiver program
South Sarasota County
families are invited to
attend free Alzheimer's
Care training workshops
on the third Saturday of
each month (Aug. 18),
10 a.m.-noon, at Home
Instead Senior Care, 206
South Harbor Drive,
Suite A, Venice. Call
941-375-8400.

Educational
programs
The Alzheimer's Asso-
ciation has numerous
educational programs
open to the public. Offer-
ings include Basic Course
for Caregivers, Maintain
Your Brain and informa-
tion about local caregiver
support groups. It will
come to your community
with the Memory Mobile
and a speakers bureau.
Call 941-365-8883.

TOPS
Taking Off Pounds
Sensibly meets 5-7 p.m.
Tuesday at Good Shep-
herd Episcopal Church,
1115 Center Road,
Venice. TOPS weight-loss
organization is open
to men and women in
the Venice-Nokomis
area. Call Barbara at
941-488-2826 or Marie at
941-493-9206.

TOPS
Taking Off Pounds
Sensibly meets at
10 a.m. Wednesday at
the Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic
Drive, Venice. Weigh-ins
prior to the meeting
are from 9-9:45 a.m.
Call Cathy at 941-493-
8761. TOPS weight-loss
organization is open to
men and women in the


Venice-Nokomis area.

Overeaters
Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous
meets at 10 a.m., Mon-
days and Wednesdays,
Venice-Nokomis United
Methodist Church,
208 Palm Ave., Room
6, Nokomis. Call Lita,
941-484-6448.

Cancer Support
Community
Events are free for
cancer patients and a
caregiver at Jacaranda
Trace, 3600 William Penn
Way. Call 941-921-5539.
Cancer support
group, 10-11:30 a.m.
Monday.
Yoga for Well-
ness, noon-1:30 p.m.
Thursday.
Qigong exercise,
10-11 a.m. Tuesday.

Screenings
Free blood pressure
and blood sugar tests by
Home Health Services of
Venice, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
the first and third Thurs-
days of the month at
Venice HealthPark, 1201
Jacaranda Blvd., Venice.
Call 941-485-7711.

Caregiver
Support Group
A free weekly caregiver
support group meets
1-3 p.m. Friday at St.
Mark's Episcopal Church,
508 Riviera St. Caregiver
Support offers group
support for loved ones
during the session.
Program is offered by
Jewish Family & Child-
rens Service. Registration
required. Call Pamela at
941-366-2224.

Couples
Helping Couples
An anonymous 12-step
program for couples
looking to improve
their relationships,
7:30-9 p.m. Friday at
Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, 790 South
Tamiami Trail, Venice.
Twelve-step experience
not necessary. Couples
work on commitment,
communication, conflict
resolution, anything that
impedes a healthy and
happy relationship. Free.
Donations are appreci-
ated. Call 941-475-8535
or 941-492-9547, or visit
www.recovering-couples.
org.

Hurts, habits
and hang-ups
Encounter (formerly
Celebrate Recovery)
meets every Sunday,
6-8:30 p.m., at First


Christian Church, 1100
Center Road, Venice.
Dinner is at 6 p.m. ($3),
followed by a moti-
vational speaker, live
music and share groups
including grief support.
Meetings offer a place to
discuss personal issues
and find love and accep-
tance. Call 941-408-8088.

Alcoholics
Anonymous
AA (Sisters in Sobri-
ety) Women: 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Emmanuel
Lutheran Church, 790
South Tamiami Trail,
Venice.
AA (Speaker's group),
8:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, 790 South
Tamiami Trail, Venice.
AA meets at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays,
Englewood Community
Hospital, 700 Medical
Blvd. Call 941-426-7655.

Recovering
Couples
Anonymous
Group meets 7:30 p.m.
Friday at Emmanuel
Lutheran Church, 790
South Tamiami Trail,
Venice.

Nar-Anon
Nar-Anon Family
Group, a support group
for families with a family
member with a drug
addiction, meets 7-8 p.m.
Thursday at St. Mark's
Episcopal Church library,
513 S. Nassau St., Venice
(behind Venice Regional
Medical Center). This
is for the family, not
the addict. Call Ray,
941-497-6879.
Narc-Anon Group
meets 7 p.m. Tuesday
at Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, 790 South
Tamiami Trail, Venice.

Al-Anon
Al-Anon and Alateen
family meetings take
place several times a
week.
Al-Anon Fam-
ily Group, Epiphany
Cathedral, Soy Building,
317 Tarpon St., 11 a.m.
Monday
Beginners Meeting,
St. Mark's Episcopal
Church, church office
building, 513 S. Nassau
St., 7 p.m. Monday
Al-Anon Family
Group, Venice Presby-
terian Church, 111 E.
Firenze Ave., 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday
Al-Anon Family
Group, Church of the
Nazarene, 1535 E. Venice
Ave. (children welcome),
10:30 a.m. Wednesday

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012


I LOS ANGELES TIMES CROSSWORD


ACROSS
1 When repeated,
a Samoan city
5 "Fernando"
foursome
9 Hustle tickets
outside the
stadium
14 Hardly snow-
colored, to Keats
15 Campus bigwig
16 Long-legged bird
17 Support, as a
cause
19 Flared dress
20 Take a shot at
21 Naval forces
22 "Lord, is ?":
Matthew
23 Inside scoop
26 Pinot noirs, e.g.
28 USS Enterprise
counselor
29 Great Lakes'_
Canals
30 Hebrew name for
God
33 German
surrealist
36 Washington
neighborhood
that's home to
the State
Department
39 Far from original
40 Like some icy
weather
43 Photo : media
events
46 City on Utah Lake
48 De Matteo of
'The Sopranos"
49 Position of
advantage
54 Scoff at a
scarecrow?
55 Vehement
speech
56 Deep serving
bowl
58 Pop up
59 Ran into on the
road, or an apt
description of 17-,
23-, 36- and 49-
Across
62 The '"em" in "Put
'em up!"
63 breve: 2/2 time
64 "Eeew!"
65 Broke down into
letters
66 Forest growth
67 Pops the question


By Kurt Krauss CROSS 17


DOWN
1 Pin for hanging
2 Cased the joint,
perhaps
3 Eradicated
4 'Walk ": Dionne
Warwick hit
5 Specialized,
committee-wise
6 Lebanon's capital
7 Outlaw
8 "What else?"
9 Low-lying
wetland
10 Biblical spy
11 Farewells
12 Let use for a bit
13 Magician's word
18 Affluent couple?
21 Spark-producing
stones
22 Roth plan, briefly
24 Multiplies by
three
25 Mower maker
27 Nose-in-the-air
sort
31 Turk's title of
honor
32 Slight
34 Arch city: Abbr.
35 the line:
conformed
37 Prison area
38 Luxury car biggie


41 New Jersey
township
bordering
Hackensack
42 Veer from a course
43 Groups of eight
44 Group in twos
45 X in an alley
47 Iron and zinc
50 Swiss city on the
Rhine
51 Clarifying Latin
phrase


52 Glowing
emanations
53 III, in modern
Rome
57 New Ager
with four
Grammys
59 Hull-cracking
projection
60 "Telephone Line"
rock gp.
61 Players who only
bat, briefly


I GOREN BRIDGE
WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS


Q 1 Both vulnerable, as South, you
hold:

AQ832Y A950 726QJ42


The bidding has proceeded:
NORTH EAST SOUTH
10 Pass 16
2A Pass ?
What action do you take?


WEST
Pass


A Do you see something we don't?
Partner has shown a minimum
opening bid and you don't have much
to be proud of. Pass, before you get
into deep water!

Q 2 Both vulnerable, as South, you
hold:

49543 cKQ1074 0KJ7 4 A


The bidding has proceeded:
NORTH EAST SOUTH
146 Pass 1I
36 Pass ?
What action do you take?


WEST
Pass


A Things are looking up. Partner's
splinter bid in spades shows a good
heart fit and a singleton spade. You
could hardly have a better hand. A
good suit of your own, no wasted
spade values and key cards in both
minor suits. If there is anything more
than one spade loser on this deal, we
would be surprised. Bid six hearts.

Q 3 As South, vulnerable, you hold:


AKQ 1065 J 84


7 4KQ83


The bidding has proceeded:
NORTH EAST SOUTH
10 Pass 14
46 Pass ?
What action do you take?


WEST
Pass


A You have a good hand, but not
after partner's splinter bid in clubs -
your strength there is largely wasted.
Sign off with four spades.


Q 4 Both vulnerable, as South, you
hold:

4KJ 95.TJ30 J86410762


The bidding has proceeded:
NORTH EAST SOUTH
14 Pass 16
20 Pass ?
What action do you take?


WEST
Pass


A You might feel like passing, but
partner's reverse is a one-round
force. Since clubs is your better suit
anyway, bid three clubs.

Q 5 As South, vulnerable, you hold:

AK9872K8652K J64105


The bidding has proceeded:
NORTH EAST SOUTH
14 Pass 16
2K Pass ?
What action do you take?


WEST
Pass


A Did you really have to get up this
morning to face this? Partner's
reverse is forcing so, gird your loins
and bid. Make sure you brought your
checkbook and bid three hearts.

Q 6 Neither vulnerable, as South,
you hold:


A KQJ 10 5 AK J 107 0

The bidding has proceeded:
SOUTH WEST NORTH
14 Pass 1NT
2K? Pass 30

What action do you take?


5494


EAST
Pass
Pass


A Isn't bridge a fun game? Your
intermediates in both your suits are a
blessing, so bid three hearts and hope
for the best.

(Tannah Hirsch welcomes readers'
responses to gorenbridge@aol.com.)


I COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS


Medicare
volunteer training
Associated Medicare
Patients will conduct
Medicare training for volun-
teers at the Small Appliance
Repair Building at Venice
Senior Friendship Center,
2350 Scenic Drive.
The training starts Aug. 15
and will continue each
Wednesday from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Special emphasis
will be on the effect the new
health care legislation will
have on Medicare beneficia-
ries. For more information,
contact Beverly Gerry at 941-
584-0051 on Wednesdays,
10 a.m. and 2 p.m.


Reconnecting
to life after loss
Today, from noon to
1 p.m., Senior Friendship
Center and the Caregiver
Resource Center of Venice
along with Tidewell
Hospice will hold a Lunch
and Learn in the Friendship
Center's upstairs confer-
ence room for those who
have experienced the loss
of a loved one or other
major life change that
caused grief. To register,
call Carla Conley at 941-
584-0031. Donations are
welcome. Senior Friendship
Center is located at 2350
Scenic Drive, Venice.


Labor Day craft fest
The Fourth Annual
Downtown Venice Labor
Day Weekend Craft Festival
returns to Miami Avenue in
downtown Venice Sept. 1-2.
A full spectrum of craft
art mediums will be sold,
including folk art, clothing
and jewelry, with prices
ranging from $3 to $3,000.
An expansive Green Market
will offer festivalgoers a
variety of plants, orchids,
savory dips and gourmet
sauces. Admission is free.

Women's networking
Register by Sept. 22 for


Business and Professional
Women of Englewood and
Venice will hold "Step Up
Higher A Networking
and Technology Workshop"
Saturday, Sept. 29,
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at
Venice Area Chamber of
Commerce, 597 South
Tamiami Trail, island
of Venice. The $30 cost
includes a box lunch.
Discussion topics include
history of BPW, Website
creation and marketing,
Google places, Your busi-
ness, Dress for success,
Be the brand and Bringing
positive things into your
life. Limit 40 attendees. Call
Esther Bird, 941-497-5302,


or go to www.bpwev.org.

Venice Mobile
Meals volunteers
Venice Area Mobile Meals
Inc. provides an essential
meal service six days a week
to residents of the Greater
Venice area who cannot pre-
pare a meal due to a physical
or mental disability.
There is a desperate need
for volunteers to manage
office functions, perform
data entry and deliver
meals. Experience is help-
ful, but not necessary.
Training is provided. Call
941-488-1889 or go to www.
VeniceAreaMobileMeals.com.


WELL-BEING
FROM PAGE 5

Step Study, Grace
United Methodist
Church, 400 E. Field St.,
7 p.m. Wednesday
Steps, The Church of
Christ, 4301 State Road
776, 10 a.m. Thursday
Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, 790 South
Tamiami Trail, 7 p.m. and
8 p.m. Thursday; 7 p.m.
Saturday; and 7 p.m.
Sunday
St. Mark's Episcopal
Church, church office
building, 513 S. Nassau
St., 7 p.m. Friday

Run/walk group
Venice running group
meets every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at
Centennial Park Gazebo
for free runs or walks
from 6 to 7 a.m. Runners
and walkers of all ages
and abilities welcome.
Distance and pace based
on ability. Call Tuula,
941-416-0063.

Walkabout group
The Saturday Morning
Walkabout group meets


at 8 a.m. at Volunteer
Park behind Gulf Coast
Community Foundation.
Each Saturday a different
2.5-mile route is cho-
sen. Mileage recorded;
incentive awards given.
Pets and new walkers
welcome.

Acupuncture
Acupuncture physician
Dr. Lucy Han holds free
seminars, noon-1 p.m.
Wednesday at 389 Com-
mercial Court, Suite B.
RSVP to 941-486-1555.

Stand-up
paddleboard
Paddleboard with
Elin is held Tuesday and
Thursday, 10 a.m., at
Venice Beach, near the
pavilion. Reservations
must be made. For
more information, call
941-408-9642 or go to
standuppaddleboard
withelin.com.

Mindfulness
meditation
Crystal-clear mindful-
ness meditation instruc-
tion, based on Buddhist
philosophy, approach-
able for all spiritual


backgrounds, will be held
every Thursday 6:30-
8:30 p.m., at 251 South
Tamiami Trail, Venice.
Donations accepted. Call
941-929-4063 or go to
www.meditationvenice.
com.

Yoga basics
Joan Ham offers a yoga
basics class 10-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday and a yoga
basic back-care class
10-11:30 a.m. Friday at
Nokomis Community
Center, 234 Nippino
Trail, Nokomis. The cost
is $10 per week for those
attending monthly or $12
per session for walk-ins.
Everyone is welcome.
Call 941-485-8904 for
more information.

Yoga with Karen
Yoga with Karen is
held Wednesday through
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., for
free at Nokomis beach
near the lifeguard stand.
Contact Karen at kkcb4@
aol.com, 941-586-7697.

Yoga for
ladies only
Allison Kummery
teaches Yoga and Zumba


every Thursday at 9 a.m.
on Venice Beach at
the west end of Venice
Avenue near the pavilion.
Look for "Allison's Beach
Yoga/Zumba" sign to the
right of another group.
Consult your physician
to make sure the pro-
gram is right for you. In
case of rain, go to www.
christianartcenter.org for
location.

Yoga with Elin
Yoga with Elin is
held Monday through
Saturday, 8 a.m. and
9 a.m.; and Monday
through Thursday,
7 p.m. at Venice Beach,
near the pavilion. For
more information, call
941-408-9642 or go to
yogawithelin.com.

Tai chi
Tai chi, a gentle,
low-impact exercise that
promotes overall well-
ness, is held for people
of all ages and physical
conditions Tuesdays,
10:30-11:30 a.m., for $6
per class, at the historic
Train Depot, Seaboard
Avenue. Nancy Del-
lamura, 941-492-2167,
NDellamura@aol.com.


Zumba fitness
Zumba, Zumba Lite
and yoga classes are held
seven days a week at 417


South Tamiami Trail,
Venice. Contact Mary
Lynn Szerbin for sched-
ule at mlszerbin@aol.
com, 941-685-8445.


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SOMETHING?


Wednesday's Sudoku is in the classified

section along with Dear Abby,

horoscopes, movie listings, a bonus

crossword puzzle and a host of other

features. The Sudoku solution still

appears in Our Town.


SOLUTION TO TODAY'S
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BRIDGE QUIZ
Look for the weekly
bridge quiz in
Saturday's real estate
classified section of the
Venice Gondolier Sun.
The answers appear in
Wednesday's Our Town.


To learn more about making a
tax deductible charitable contribution:
941-552-7502 or 866-842-8160
To book a speaker at no charge, call
941-552-5929 or 800-959-4291

www.tidewell.org
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:WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012


FROM GLENRIDGE
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

The Glenridge Perform-
ing Arts Center is partner-
ing with South County Jazz
Club to offer a new jazz
series.
The series presents five
concerts from November
through April and is
expected to attract a large
and loyal following.
"We are excited about
partnering with the South
County Jazz Club, as its
members and leaders
have a wealth of jazz
world contacts and the
ability to bring in some of
the top musicians found
anywhere," said Ben Turoff,
GPAC general manager.
"The energy in the
club is very strong and
extremely supportive of
great jazz. It also helps
that many of its members
are musicians themselves,
some who are at the top of
the jazz world."
The South County Jazz
Club is still new, having
formed about two years
ago. Its mission is to
defend and promote pure
mainstream jazz, the style
from the late '30s to the
early '60s, when jazz was
a major influence in the
world of entertainment.
From the original five
charter members to now
more than 280 members,
the South County Jazz
Club will present more
than 80 concerts this
season. The club's weekly
Tuesday night jam sessions


at Allegro Bistro in Venice
have packed a full house
every night for more than
17 months, even during
the normally slow summer
months.
Last season, the club pro-
posed that GPAC bring in
five-time Grammy nominee
Ira Sullivan for a perfor-
mance. It was an audience
thriller and a resounding
success. As a result, Glen-
ridge staff suggested the
two organizations create a
series featuring artists who
don't normally appear in
this area.
Virtually all of the com-
ing season's headliners
are internationally known.
Several have spent most of
their careers in New York
or Los Angeles and will be
appearing in Southwest
Florida for the first time.
GPAC is an intimate,
state-of-the-art theater
seating 250, with acoustics
perfect for mainstream jazz
concerts. It's easily acces-
sible to Venice residents
and those in communities
up and down 1-75 as far
north as Bradenton and
south to Port Charlotte.
The South County Jazz
Club's scheduled lineup for
the series includes legend-
ary names and highly
acclaimed performers.
GPAC expects to sell out
every concert. The 2012-13
series schedule includes:
Nov. 10, 8 p.m., Dan
Miller and Lew Del Gatto
will perform. Trumpeter
Miller was with Harry
Connick for 10 years and


played for Woody Herman,
Maynard Ferguson and
other major groups. Tenor
saxophonist Del Gatto was
with the Saturday Night
Live band for 25 years. He
appeared with the Tonight
Show band and worked
with Doc Severinson's
small band, with Clerk
Terry, Buddy Rich and
Frank Sinatra. Tickets
are $15; $10 with GPAC
member discount.
Jan. 19, 8 p.m., a lead-
ing jazz banjo player and a
top-flight vocalist, Cynthia
Sayer, performs. Her star-
studded resume includes
appearances with Marian
McPartland, Milt Hinton,
Bucky Pizzarelli and Wyn-
ton Marsalis. She's been a
mainstay of Woody Allen's
New Orleans Jazz Band,
has performed for two U.S.
presidents and made a
White House appearance.
Tickets are $15; $10 with
GPAC member discount.
Feb. 9, 8 p.m., five-
time Grammy nominee
Ira Sullivan is back. He is
a virtuoso on the tenor,
alto and soprano saxes,
trumpet, flugelhorn and
flute and occasionally
takes a turn on drums. He's
one of the most respected
jazz players ever to take
the stage. He played with
Charlie Parker in his native
Chicago and later formed
a group with Parker alum
Red Rodney. Sullivan has
influenced virtually every
jazz player on the scene
today. His busy schedule
includes being a counselor


and clinician at schools
and universities at home
and abroad. Tickets are
$15; $10 with GPAC mem-
ber discount.
March 16, 8 p.m.,
Johnny Varro's Swing 7
has been a jazz mainstay
group for more than 20
years. Mentored byWillie
"The Lion" Smith, Varro
was house pianist at Eddie
Condon's in New York
where he played with the
top jazz artists of the era.
He played with Bobby
Hackett, Ken Perlowski,
Harry Allen, Warren Vache,
Phil Napolean and Peanuts
Hucko. He remains much
in demand at festivals in
the states and in Europe
and Asia. The Swing 7's
unique arrangements are
a major part of the band's
appeal. Tickets are $15;
$10 with GPAC member
discount.
April 6, 8 p.m. The
series finale features Mar-
lene VerPlanck. The New
York Times said, "She may
be the most accomplished
interpreter of popular
material performing today
... ." In her two previous
Sarasota appearances,
VerPlanck quickly demon-
strated her crowd-pleasing
popularity. Tickets are $15;
$10 with GPAC member
discount.
Contact Glenridge Per-
forming Arts Center, 7333
Scotland Way, Sarasota,
941-552-5325, www.gpactix.
com. Get social with GPAC
at www.facebook.com/
glenridgePAC.


New jazz series on tap


CHILDREN
FROM PAGE 1

Epiphany donated
its space for the event
because SKY Academy,
the Y charter school, is
undergoing construction
of a bigger industrial


CROSS
FROM PAGE 6


kitchen. In its first year,
Sky Academy had 170
students in the sixth and
seventh grades. This fall it
will add the eighth grade
and bump its student
population up to more
than 280, Brown said.
The seniors came
from seven area homes:
Clare Bridge, Sunset Lake

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Nursing & Rehabilita-
tion, Pinebrook Care and
Rehabilitation, Comfort-
Care, HarborChase, Bella
Vita and the Summit.
Pierce said the program
is always held in conjunc-
tion with YMCA and
there are usually five, six
or more assisted-living
facilities involved.


"They work in coop- since she has been there
eration with us," Pierce 25 years total.
said. "Also, the summer "The preschool staff
program is so popular, made the sandwiches,"
we added the holiday she said about the lunch
program in December and that was shared by all.
January. It's so much fun, Also served were chips,
we have two of them." applesauce, cookies,
Amy Roche, YMCA including some sugar-free
transportation coordina- cookies, soda and juice
tor, has been at every one boxes.


"Some kids and seniors
write to each other," Bell
said. "It's nice, because
some kids do not have
grandparents here, and
not all of the elders have
grandchildren here. It's a
mutual situation."

Email: ablackwell@venicegondolier.com
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Patrons help fill


a ShelterBox
FROM THE PLAYERS THEATRE

The Players Theatre is excited that a Shel-
terBox, which was sponsored by the staff
and patrons last summer, has finally been
deployed.
Recently, the box was sent to Somalia to
help with the drought and ongoing conflicts
that resulted in more than 1 million people
leaving their homes.
ShelterBox is an international organization
that has been working in partnership with
Women And Health Alliance International
to set up tents for living spaces and medical
treatment rooms in Mogadishu. The tents pro-
vide emergency shelter, comfort and dignity to
those families most vulnerable.
Currently, 224 boxes and 250 tents have
been sent to Somalia.
"Last year, we had a dream at the theater,"
said Jeffery Kin, artistic director. "What if we
banded together so the theater could purchase
its very own ShelterBox?
"Even though the economic times were
tough for us locally, we wanted to make a
small difference for some needy people some-
where in the world. We are used to making a
local impact, but could we make a difference
globally? The answer was yes, and we are very
proud."
To view the details and track the ShelterBox
location, go to www.shelterbox.org and type in
ShelterBox No. 20017.


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SUN NEWSPAPERS


Sue Wolters shows off the gift basket
she won at the Epiphany Cathedral card
party.


Harriet Bode, left, Lorraine Cooper, Jerry Woelfel,
Nanci Cuddihy and Bev Johnston check out the prizes
at the summer card party sponsored by the Council
of Catholic Women of Epiphany Cathedral.


Fran Frederickson, left, Ann Ryan, Lorrie Armagnac, Alicia Scarpellini and Donna Smolinski took
care of serving lunch at the card party sponsored by the Council of Catholic Women at Epiphany
Cathedral.


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Mildred Eeles, left, and Rosemary F. Smith enjoy a good game of
bridge at the Epiphany Cathedral card party.


Chairs Dee Martorana, left, and Jeanette Mahoney sold raffle
tickets and staffed the prize table at the Epiphany Cathedral
card party.


Faye Hite, left, and Carol Morrison know air conditioning, cards
and good friends make for a nice afternoon.


Venice's cool summer traditions


Annie Ballagh and Nick Rohan
served on the lunch crew at
the card party.


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Women like card pa
Add food, raffle prize
conditioning and mo
agree life is good.
Dee Martorana an
Mahoney chaired a p
Epiphany Cathedral a
100 men and women
cool afternoon gamin
included sandwiches
sweets, and for a $6 d
everyone agreed the
right.


A coffee press, a spectacular
gift basket and a one-size-fits-all
wallet with $20 in cash were
among the raffle prizes.
Proceeds from the event
benefit local nonprofits includ-
ing Our Mother's House.
Barbara Koehler, president of
the Epiphany Cathedral Council
of Catholic Women, announced
the group had a trip planned
for the Holy Land in Orlando
on Dec. 1 and a three-day
parties. trip to Miami and Key West in
s and air February. That trip is $275. Edna
st would Rohan can provide details at
941-451-8225.
d Jeanette While the world celebrated
arty at the Olympics in London,
and about Venice celebrated at Epiphany
spent a Cathedral.


ig. Lunch
and
donation
price was


Summerfest
Most items Nancy Eaton
showed from her collection of


Florida souvenirs, like coasters,
coconut heads and tablecloths,
were available at roadside
stands tourists visited traveling
to sunny Florida.
Once 1-75 and other freeways
emerged, things changed.
Roadside stands fell by the
wayside. People now find things
at thrift shops and replicas at
stores like Nifty Nic Nacs on
West Venice Avenue.
Everyone in the audience
enjoyed Eaton, her things and
information. This last lecture
of the Summerfest series was a
winner.
The reception for Venice Art
Center's next show is Sept. 16.
Find class schedules and
other info by visiting www.
veniceartcenter.com.

One of our best
The special person of this


week is Nancy Eaton.
This nice lady started va-
cationing with her family in
Florida when she was 6 years
old. She fell in love with all
things Florida and started
collecting souvenirs. Now she
shares her things with the
community.
The Venice Art Center chose
wisely in asking her to display
a portion of her collection and
talk about Orange Blossom
Perfume, wiggling hula dolls
and seahorse ashtrays. She
asked the audience at her
presentation at Summerfest,
"Who could resist an alliga-
tor with a thermometer in
its mouth?" It's fun to meet
people who have a whimsical,
colorful view of life and she
fits that bill.
Nancy Eaton is one of the
women who make this commu-
nity a great place to live.


Ava McChesney, left, and
Nicole Chase love this
Welcome to Venice turtle.


Diana Lustik loves the turtle ready for its Sea Venice spot.


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Bradley McMurray, left, and Joe King discuss local architecture
after King's informative talk at the Venice Art Center.


Ruth Geniesie checks out the X-ray dolphin painted by Heather
McCullough and shown at the Venice Art Center.


Eileen Pokornik, lett, Mary Morris and Nancy Eaton discuss
Florida souvenirs at a Summerfest program at the Venice Art
Center.


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AUGUST 15,2012


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SEAMUS MCCARTHY BAND,
6 p.m. Englewoods on Dearborn,
362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood.
941-475-7501.
JCV FILM FESTIVAL, 2:30 p.m. Jewish
themed film "Left Luggage"followed by
lively discussion with moderator Jordan
Shifrin.Then out for dinner at Angelo's Italian
Restaurant. 600 N. Auburn Road, Venice.
Movie is $7, dinner $19. 941-484-2022 or
www.jewishcongregationofvenice.org.
QUIET FIRE, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Englewood
Moose 1933,55 W. Dearborn St., Englewood.
941-473-2670 or englewoodmoose.com.
KARAOKE BY BILLY G., 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
F.O.E. Eagles #3296, 23111 Harborview
Road, Port Charlotte. 941-629-1645.
KITT MORAN, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. J.D's Bistro
Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-255-0994.
KAPO KINGS, 8 p.m.-midnight.Dean's
South of the Border 130 Tamiami Trail,
Punta Gorda. 941-575-4131.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, Noon.
Broadway Bagels, 1825 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte. 941-421-0365.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 7
p.m. Banditos, 5665 McCall Road,
Port Charlotte. 941-421-0365.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER,
Registration at noon, Play
at 1 p.m. Deans North of The Border,
23064 Harborview Road, Port Charlotte.
941-743-6100.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 5 p.m. Goal
Post, 3575 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-421-0365.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, noon.
Englewood Bowling Alley, 299 S. Indiana
Ave., Englewood. 941-421-0365.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, noon-4:30 p.m.,
5 p.m-close. Big Daddy's Burger Den, 545
Ta miami Trail, Venice. 941-244-9440.

*Thursday

SKINNY VELVET, 7 p.m. Englewoods on
Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood.
941-475-7501.
THE GOLDTONES, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
The Sidebar Restaurant, Marion Ave,
Punta Gorda. 941-639-0004.
BINGO, 6 p.m. early bird, 7:15 p.m. bingo.
Benefit children's charity. Rotonda Elks
#2710, 303 Rotonda Blvd East, Rotonda.
941-697-2710.
MC SQUARED, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. F.O.E.
Eagles #3296, 23111 Harborview Road,
Port Charlotte. 941-629-1645.
TRIVIA WITH THE TRIVIA FACTORY, 9 p.m.-
11 p.m. Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte. 941-629-3055.
GUITAR ARMY, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Gilchrist
Park, Punta Gorda.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 5 p.m.The
End Zone Sports Grill, 2411 S. McCall Road,
Englewood. 941-421-0365.


TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, noon, 4 p.m.
Big Daddy's Burger Den, 545 Tamiami Trail,
Venice. 941-244-9440.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 1 p.m.-close.
Q's Sports Bar and Girl, 4030 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte. 941-764-6969.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, noon. Family
Table, 14132 Tamiami Trail, North Port.
941-423-0473.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 5 p.m.- close.
Olde World, 14415 Tamiami Trail,
North Port. 941-475-0868.

* Friday

RECONNECTIONS, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Fishermen's Village, 1200 W. Retta
Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 800-639-0020 or
www.fishville.com.
CROSSFIRE, 7 p.m. Englewoods on
Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood.
941-475-7501.
ESCAPE, 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. F.O.E. Eagles
#3296, 23111 Harborview Road, Port
Charlotte. 941-629-1645.
RAP-SO-DEE, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Englewood
Moose 1933, 55 W. Dearborn St., Englewood.
941-473-2670.
AMERICAN MADE, 8 p.m. midnight.
Joe Cracker, 1020 El Jobean Road,
Port Charlotte. 941-258-3444.
DOUG COVENTRY, 8 p.m.
D'Vines Wine & Gift Emporium,
701 JC Center Court,
Port Charlotte. 941-627-WINE.
RENN LOREN, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Nav-A-Gator, 9700 S.W. Riverview Circle,
Arcadia. 941-627-3474.
4PLAY, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Portside Tavern,
3636TamiamiTrail, Port Charlotte.
941-629-3055.
TENNESSEE NITES, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Moose Lodge 2121, 3462 Loveland Blvd.,
Port Charlotte. 941-629-1140.
THE JAYMEN, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Englewood Eagles #3885, 250 Old
Englewood Road, Englewood.
941-474-9802.
KARAOKE, 8 p.m.-midnight.
Nemos in Bowland, 3192 Harbor Blvd.,
Port Charlotte. 941-625-4794.
BINGO, 5:30 p.m. Port
Charlotte VFW Post 5690, 23204
Freedom Ave., Port Charlotte.
941-467-4447.
VALLERIE & COMPANY, 6:30 p.m.-
9:30 p.m. The Allegro Bistro, 1740 E.Venice
Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, Noon.
Treasure Lanes, 1059 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte. 941-421-0365.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 5 p.m.
Conch Cafe, 3384 N. Access Road,
Englewood. 941-421-0365.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 5 p.m.-
close. Armadillo's 622 N. Indiana Ave.,
Englewood. 941-474-2356.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, noon-
4:30 p.m. Olde World, 14415 Tamiami Trail,
North Port. 941-475-0868.


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SOUND INVESTMENT, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Englewood Moose 1933,55 W. Dearborn St.,
Englewood. 941-473-2670
or englewoodmoose.com.
SUMMER PICNIC AND MOVIE, 6 p.m.
The picnic will feature grilled hot dogs
and hamburgers with potato salad and
macaroni salad, drinks and all the fix-
ings. Following the picnic the showing
of the feature film "The Help"will start
in the churches Great Hall. Tickets are
$5. The Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd, 401 W. Henry St., Punta Gorda.
941-639-2757.


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GARY PETRIN, 8 p.m. D'Vines Wine & Gift
Emporium, 701 JC Center Court,
Port Charlotte. 941-627-WINE.
SHOTGUN JUSTICE, 7 p.m. Englewoods
on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St.,
Englewood. 941-475-7501.
THE DOO WOP CREW, 5 p.m.-
9 p.m. Fishermen's Village, 1200 W. Retta
Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 800-639-0020 or
www.fishville.com.
MICHAEL WEISS, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Nav-A-Gator, 9700 S.W. Riverview Circle,
Arcadia. 941-627-3474.
THE GOLDTONES, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Portofino's, Bayshore Drive, Port Charlotte.
941-743-2800.
IN THE MOOD, Dinner from
5 p.m- 7 p.m. and music from 7 p.m.-
10 p.m. Southern fried chicken dinner with
all the trimmings for $8.99. Amvets Post
312, 7050 Chancellor Blvd., North Port.
Partial proceeds will be designated to the
student Scholarship fund. 941-224-6031.
THE BOOMERS, 8 p.m. Venice Theatre,
140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice. 941- 488-1115
or www.venicestage.com.
DARRELL, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Tilly's Tap 3149
Duncan Road, Highway 17, Punta Gorda.
941-505-0798.
NEW QUIET FIRE, 6:30 p.m.-
10:30 p.m. Englewood Eagles #3885,
250 Old Englewood Road, Englewood.
941-474-9802.
KITT MORAN, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. J.D's Bistro
Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-255-0994.
STOCK CAR RACING, Gates
open at 4 p.m. Punta Gorda
Speedway, 8655 Piper Road,
Punta Gorda. 941-575-7223.
www.puntagordaspeedway.com.
DJ KAPT JACK, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Club
Applebees, 17500 Tamiami Trail, North
Port. 941-423-1504.
KARAOKE WITH DJ"DON" QUIDO,
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Portside Tavern, 3636Tamiami
Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-629-3055 or
www.theportside.com.


KARAOKE, Port Charlotte VFW Post
5690, 23204 Freedom Ave., Port Charlotte.
941-467-4447.
KARAOKE, 8 p.m.-midnight.
Nemos in Bowland, 3192 Harbor Blvd
Port Charlotte. 941-625-4794.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 5 p.m
Whiskey Creek, 2746 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte. 941-766-0045.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, Nocri Deanr
North of the Border, 23064 Harborvie;.v'
Road, Port Charlotte. 941-421-0365
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 5 p.mn The
End Zone Sports Grill, 2411 S. McCall Road
Englewood. 941-421-0365.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, noon-4 3?0p i
5 p.m.-close. Big Daddy's Burger Den
545 Tamiami Trail, Venice. 941-244-9-'40
PUNTA GORDA FARMERS
MARKET, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Taylor
Street and W. Olympia Avenue,
Punta Gorda.
VENICE FARMERS MARKET, 8 a m -
noon. Centennial Park, Downtowr Venice.
NORTH PORT FARMERS/CRAFT
MARKET, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 14942 Tamiami, Tiil
North Port. 941-240-6100.
OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET, 8:3C a im -2
p.m. The Punta Gorda Historic Train Depot
Antique & Collectibles Mall, 1009 Tavloi
Road and Carmalita Street. Punta Gorda.
941-639-6774.


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BIKES & BLUES, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Musi: bv
cigar box guitarist Greg. Tilly's Tap ?134'-
Duncan Road, Highway 17, Punta Gorda.
941-505-0798.
CHARLOTTE COUNTRY
MUSIC CLUB MONTHLY
JAMBOREE, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Port Charlotte Eagles Club, corner
of Harborview Road and Kings High,.'3v
Charlotte Harbor. $3. 941-496-9412
TENNESSEE NITES, 2 p.m.-6 p.m
CCMC Jamboree, Eagles Aerie 3296
23111 Harborview Road, Port Charlotte.
941-629-1645.
JOHN FRIDAY, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Nav-A-
Gator, 9700 S.W. Riverview Circle, Arcadia.
941-627-3474.
KAPO KINGS, 8 p.m.- midnight. Deanrs
South of the Border, 123 E. Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100.
PUNTA GORDA HISTORY PARK
FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 501
Shreve St., Punta Gorda. 941-380-6S -1
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, noon
Treasure Lanes,1059 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte. 941-421-0365.
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program will teach kids the
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Ages 3-12. A great
introduction to cheer!
This class teaches basic
cheer moves. Includes
weekly practices and
games where they will
cheer on their team!


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Boomers rule!
he U.S. may not be in the midst of a boom time but these are
definitely Boomer Times on the Culture Coast.
Continuing through Sept. 6 at the Golden Apple Dinner
Theatre in Sarasota is the PLATO production of "All Shook Up,"
the musical that pays homage to one of the ultimate boomers -
Elvis Presley.That the country's oldest and longest running dinner
theater has been spiffed up with new white table cloths and its
"lite bite menu" by Chef Caldwell also helps. Be sure to have a
Lisa Marie cocktail too. If you have two, make sure you have a
designated driver. For tickets, visit www.PLATOARTS.org.
Also in Sarasota is "Crimes of the Heart" by playwright Beth
Hanley. Born in 1952, she is officially a Boomer playwright.
Her play is the third of the three summer productions of Banyon
Theater Company's 11th season.
Visit www.banyantheatercompany.com or call 941-351-2808.
In Venice this weekend The Boomers will take over the stage
at Venice Theatre Saturday night at 8 p.m. to perform what we
old-timers call the golden oldies. See the article on the guys inside
today's Let's Go.
For tickets, visit www,venicestage.com or call 941-488-1115.
Also in Venice this Saturday is a craft show at the Venice
Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave. Check it out from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On sale now are tickets for the coming season of Venice
Symphony, another group comprising mostly members of the
Boomer generation.
For informations, visit www.thevenicesymphony.org or call
941-412-4725.


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What's going on?
TheYMCA is hosting their annual Safari Party Dinner and Auc-
tion Saturday. The event is from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Bayfront
Center YMCA, 750 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. Enjoy
live music by Oddisee, comedy by Juanita Lolita and a performance
by the YMCA's Village Guys. Participate in the silent auction with a
chance to bid on a one week vacation to Orlando including passes
to Sea World, Aquatica and Disney World.
The fundraiser will benefit theYMCA's focus on youth develop-
ment. Come show your support! Tickets are $75 per person and
will include dinner and entertainment. To reserve your spot, call
941-629-0909.
The Punta Gorda Historic Train Depot Antique and Collectibles
Mall is having an outdoor flea market on Saturday. Come and sell
or shop on the freight dock from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The freight
dock is located at 1009 Taylor Road and Carmalita Street. For
more information, call 941-639-6774. Seminole Immokalee Ca-
sino invites all food enthusiasts to their monthly food truck rally!
Florida's tastiest food trucks roll into the casino at 1 p.m. Sun-
day. The Paradise Food Truck Rally includes food trucks such
as Cucina Al Mare, Dolce Gourmet Cupcakes, La Nostra Pizza,
Miami Spice Grill, Mobile Culinary Kitchen, The Nosh Truck, Out
of Many, Rio Samba Grill and Travelin' Blues BBQ. Seminole Casino
Immokalee is located at 506 S. 1 St., Immokalee. Admission is free
and food items start at $5.
Doors will open Thursday at the Langdon Playhouse for 'The Em-
peror's New Clothes-The Musical!' Charlotte Players Kids Onstage
will present performances beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and
Saturday. Limited general admission seating will start at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and children 3 and under
are free. For more information or to reserve your tickets, please call
Charlotte Players office at 941-255-1022.


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* Sunday

TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 5 p.m. Big
John and Lloyd Boys BBQ, 502 King St.,
Punta Gorda. 941-421-0365.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 5 p.m. The
End Zone Sports Grill, 2411 S. McCall Road,
Englewood. 941-421-0365.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, noon-
4:30 p.m. Olde World Restaurant, 14415
Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-426-1155.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 4:30 p.m.-
close. Stefano's Family Restaurant 401 S.
Indiana Ave., Englewood. 941-475-0868.



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Friday Aug 17
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Saturday Aug 18
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CHARLOTTE COUNTY BIG BAND, will
feature a dinner/theater presen-
tation as the CCBB takes a USO
Tour Tribute to Berlin, Germany
complete with the German W
band, Stein Swingers. German
food and beer will also be served. The
Stein Swingers will also perform during
the theater presentation. Cultural Center,
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. $9 general
admission. 941-625-4175 ext. 221 or
www.charlottecountybigband.com.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, noon-
4:30 p.m. Armadillo's Billiard & Brew 622 N.
Indiana Ave., Englewood. 941-474-2356.
GENERAL TRIVIA, 7 p.m.
Nightly prizes Joe Cracker
Sportsgrille &Tiki, 1020 El
Jobean Road, Port Charlotte.
941-258-3444.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, Port
Charlotte VFW Post 5690, 23204 Freedom
Ave., Port Charlotte. 941-467-4447.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, Noon.
Treasure Lanes, 1059 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte. 941-421-0365.
TEXAS HOLD-EM POKER, 7 p.m.
Banditos, 5665 McCall Road, Port
Charlotte. 941-421-0365.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 5 p.m.-close.
Olde World, 14415 Tamiami Trail,
North Port. 941-475-0868.

* Tuesday

EASY STREET, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Englewood Eagles #3885, 250 Old
Englewood Road, Englewood. 941-474-9802.
JCV FILM FESTIVAL, 2:30 p.m. Jewish
themed film"Shabat Shalom
Maradonna"followed by lively
discussion with moderator Jordan
Shifrin.Then out for dinner at
Burgundy Cafe. 600 N. Auburn Road, Venice.
Movie is $7, dinner $19. 941-484-2022 or
www.jewishcongregationofvenice.org.
JAZZ CLUB JAM, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
House Band includes Tommy Goodman on
piano, Dominic Mancini on bass and Dane
Hassan on drums. Allegro Bistro, 1740 E.
Venice Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 1 p.m.-close.
Q's Sports Bar and Girl, 4030 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte. 941-764-6969.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 7 p.m.-
11 p.m.Tuesdays. Nemos in Bowland,
3192 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-625-4794.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 5 p.m.
Whiskey Creek, 2746 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte. 941-766-0045.
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TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 5 p.m.
Family Table, 14132 Tamiami Trail,
North Port. 941-423-0473.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER,
noon, 4 p.m. Big Daddy's Burger Den,
545 Tamiami Trail, Venice. 941-244-9440.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 4 p.m.
Spinaker Cafe, 3542 N. Access Road,
Englewood. 941-421-0365.
OPEN MIC, 6 p.m. Lake View Restaurant,
5605 S. McCall Road,
Port Charlotte. 941-697-9200.
KARAOKE, 7 p.m. Royal Palace &
Yvette's, 4411 Tamiami Trail South, Venice.
941-497-5515.
DJ GEORGE, 8 p.m.-midnight. Dean's
South of the Border 130 Tamiami Trail,
Punta Gorda. 941-575-4131.
KARAOKE BY'WAM' ENTERTAINMENT,
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Englewoods on
Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood.
AN EVENING OF MOTOWN with Verceal
Whitaker and Wilson Williams, Eagles,
23111 Harborview Road, Port Charlotte.
941- 629-1645.

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'CAUGHT IN THE NET,'Through
Saturday. Broadway Palm DinnerTheatre,
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.
www.BroadwayPalm.com or 239-278-4422.
'GREASE/Through Saturday. Broadway
Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd.,
FortMyers. www.BroadwayPalm.com, call
239-278-4422.
'RANDOM ACTS CABARET,' Through
Aug. 25. An eclectic evening of edgy
songs, monologues and scenes. Venice
Theatre, 140W.Tampa Ave., Venice.
941-488-1115 or www.venicestage.com.


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8/17, KETTLE OF FISH, 7-11 PM
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AL HOLLAND, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21.
Visani Restaurant is located at 2400 Kings
Highway, Port Charlotte. 941-629-9191 or
www.visani.net.
TRIVIA, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Englewoods
on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St.,
Englewood. 941-475-7501.
DARREL B, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 22. D'Vines
Wine & Gift Emporium, 701 JC Center Court,
Port Charlotte. 941-627-WINE.
E-Z STREET, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 22.
Englewood Moose 1933,55 W. Dearborn St.,
Englewood. 941-473-2670.
TWO FIFTHS DUO, 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 22. Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W.
Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-7501.
THE TROUBLEMAKERS, 7 p.m. Aug.
23. Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W.
Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-7501.
CAPT.JOSH, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Aug 23.
Nav-A-Gator, 9700 S.W. Riverview Circle,
Arcadia. 941-627-3474.
MICHAEL HIRST, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Aug. 24. Fishermen's Village, 1200 W. Retta
Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 800-639-0020.
KIM JENKINS, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Aug.
24. Beyond The Sea Restaurant, 3555 S.
McCall Road, Englewood. 941-474-1400.
GARY & KERRI, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Aug 24. Nav-
A-Gator, 9700 S.W. Riverview Circle, Arcadia.
941-627-3474.
JACK MOSLEY BAND, 7 p.m.
Aug. 24. Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W.
Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-7501.
JOYANDTHEGANG,6 pm.-9pm.
Aug. 24.Whiskey Creek, 2746Tamiami
Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-766-0045. j


EXPRESSIONS, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Aug. 24. Englewood Moose 1933, 55 W.
Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-473-2670 or
englewoodmoose.com.
SPOTLIGHT, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Aug. 24. Englewood Eagles #3885, 250 Old
Englewood Road, Englewood. 941-474-9802.
PIERRE & PAUL, 8 p.m. Aug. 24. D'Vines
Wine & Gift Emporium, 701 JC Center Court,
Port Charlotte. 941-627-WINE.
BANDANA, 7 p.m. Aug. 25. Englewoods
on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St.,
Englewood. 941-475-7501.
THE YARD DOGS, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Aug. 25. Fishermen's Village, 1200 W. Retta
Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 800-639-0020 or
www.fishville.com.
OPEN MIC NIGHT, 8 p.m.
Aug. 25. D'Vines Wine & Gift
Emporium, 701 JC Center Court,
Port Charlotte. 941-627-WINE.
GATOR CREEK BAND 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Aug. 25. Englewood Eagles #3885, 250 Old
Englewood Road, Englewood. 941-474-9802.
MOMENTS 2 REMEMBER, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Aug. 25. Englewood Moose 1933, 55 W.
Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-473-2670 or
englewoodmoose.com.
BIG TIME RUSH, 7 p.m. Aug. 25.
1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre at the
Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S.
Highway 301 N., Tampa.
www.livenation.com.
TROP ROCK JUNKIES, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Aug 25. Nav-A-Gator, 9700 S.W. Riverview
Circle, Arcadia. 941-627-3474.
SUNNY JIM & ROB MEHL, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Aug 26. Nav-A-Gator, 9700 S.W. Riverview
Circle, Arcadia. 941-627-3474.
SWERVIN EARL & THE SPEEDBUMPS
-'A CLASSIC ROCKTRIBUTE; 1 p.m.-
5 p.m. Aug. 26. Gatorz Bar and Grill,
3816 Ta miami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-625-5000.
KIM & RONNI JENKINS, 6:30 p.m.-
9:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Englewood Eagles #3885,
250 Old Englewood Road, Englewood.
941-474-9802.
PATRIOTIC SING-ALONG, 7 p.m. Aug. 28
at the Historic Green Street Church, 416 W.
Green St., Englewood. 941-474-3764.
TRIVIA, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Englewoods
on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St.,
Englewood. 941-475-7501.
ROCKADILES, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 29.
Englewood Moose 1933, 55 W. Dearborn St.,
Englewood. 941-473-2670 or englewood-
moose.com.
TWO FIFTHS DUO, 7 p.m. Aug. 29.
Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W.
Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-7501.
THE SAUCE BOSS, Aug. 30. Englewoods
on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St.,
Englewood. 941-475-7501.



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941-474-9802.
EXPRESSIONS, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Aug. 31. Englewood Eagles #3885,
250 Old Englewood Road, Englewood.
941-474-9802.
CLAIRE LITKE, 8 p.m. Aug. 31. D'Vines
Wine & Gift Emporium, 701 JC Center Court,
Port Charlotte. 941-627-WINE.
DENNY PEZZIN, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Aug. 31. Fishermen's Village, 1200 W. Retta
Esplanade, Punta Gorda. www.fishville.com.
M/C SQUARED, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 31.
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Englewood. 941-473-2670 or
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Englewood Road, Englewood. 941 -44-.;,'.:.2
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FISH-A-THON, Sept. 2. Tom Adamns Fi-iin.j
Pier, Englewood. 941-698-9484.
THE DIAPER DERBY, 2 p.m. S-ep 2
51 N. Maple St., Englewood. Sign up
required: 941-474-3520.
ART EXHIBIT BY PAUL SPYROPOULOS,
Sept. 2. the Unitarian Universalist
Fellowship, 1532 Forrest
Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-627-4303.
NEW QUIET FIRE, 1 p.m.-4 p.-,
Sept 3. Englewood Eagles #3885
250 Old Englewood Road, Englewood.
941-474-9802.
MAD HATTER'S FUN RUN, 8 a n- Spl[ i
Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-z-4-3--4
LABOR DAY SCAVENGER HUNT,
9 a.m. Sept. 3. Bayshore Live Oa< Pa3k Fiee
for children ages 9 to 12. Registia[orn .'.ill
be at the two story pavilion. Bayshoirei Live
Oak Park, 23157 Bayshore Road Charlotte
Harbor. 941-627-1628 ext. 101.
THE GOLDTONES, 7:30 p.m.-; ?:0 1 n
Sept. 4. Visani, Kings Highway,
Port Charlotte. 941-629-9191.
SOUND INVESTMENT, 6:30 p m -
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250 Old Englewood Road, Englewood.
941-474-9802.
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SPOTLIGHT, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Sept 8. Englewood Eagles #3885,250 Old
Englewood Road, Englewood. 941-474-9802.
ELKETTES FALL FOLLIES, Sept. 8. Come
join the fun with different acts or just enjoy
a good time with music and dancing by
Montage-Sean Phillips.The food will be a
spaghetti and sausage dinner, salad, garlic
bread and dessert for $8. Dinner served at
6 p.m. with the follies to follow. Rotonda
Elks Lodge, 303 Rotonda Blvd. E., Rotonda.
941-697-2710.
KIM & RONNI JENKINS, 6:30 p.m.-
9:30 p.m. Sept 11. Englewood Eagles #3885,
250 Old Englewood Road, Englewood.
941-474-9802.
'HEIDI; Sept. 13-30. The classic
story of the little orphan girl who
brings hope to everyone she
meets. This family favorite glows
even more endearingly today than it has
for generations. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa
Ave., W., Venice. 941-488-1115 or
www.venicestage.com.
ELTON JOHN, 8 p.m. Sept. 14. Sun
Dome, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa.
813-974-3004 or www.sundomearena.com.
THE JAYMEN, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Sept 14. Englewood Eagles #3885, 250 Old
Englewood Road, Englewood. 941-474-9802.
BIRD STREET PLAYERS FRIDAY FEST,
5 p.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 14.The Van Wezel, 777
N.Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 941-953-3368 or
www.vanwezel.org.
THE ROCKADILES, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Sept 15. Englewood Eagles #3885, 250 Old
Englewood Road, Englewood. 941-474-9802.
CHARLOTTE COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB
MONTHLY JAMBOREE, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Sept. 16. Port Charlotte Eagles Club, corner


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of Harborview Road and Kings Highway,
Charlotte Harbor. $3 door charge
non-members. 941-496-9412.
CHARLOTTE COUNTY BIG BAND, Sept.
17. The band will take a USO Tour Tribute
to Chicago featuring music made famous
by the group, Chicago. Cultural Center,
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. $9 general
admission. 941-625-4175 ext. 221 or
www.charlottecountybigband.com.
EASY STREET, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Sept 18. Englewood Eagles
#3885, 250 Old Englewood Road,
Englewood. 941-474-9802.
PEACE RIVER FILM FESTIVAL,
8 p.m. Sept. 20.The 2012 Peace
River Film Festival will take place beginning
Sept. 20 with a gala evening event at the
Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference
Center featuring the winner of the Feature
Film category. This will be followed by three
days of festival events in the auditorium
of Edison State College on their Charlotte
Campus.The 2012 festival will include
screenings of films from all categories, as
well as workshops, and panel discussions
with filmmakers. Charlotte Harbor Event &
Conference Center, 75 Taylor St.,
Punta Gorda. 941-639-8810.
SPOTLIGHT, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Sept 21. Englewood Eagles #3885, 250 Old
Englewood Road, Englewood. 941-474-9802.
MAINE LOBSTER BAKE, Sept.21.Cocktails
served at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.This
unique evening features abundant
food cooked to perfection in an
authentic outdoor pit, live musical
entertainment by Jeff Collins the
Golden Hippo, and more, including silent
and live auctions with Phil Wilson. Cost is
$60 per person for lobster, $75 for twin
lobster or steak and lobster, $50 for other
entree choices, and $10 for bar wristband.
All proceeds benefit The Historical Center
programs that keeps the rich history of


Charlotte County alive with exhibits and
youth programs. 941-629-PAST (7278) visit
http://charlottecountyfl.com/Historical/
CCHC. Port Charlotte Beach Complex, Harbor
Blvd., Port Charlotte. Early reservations are
suggested. Seating is limited and dinners will
not be sold at the door.
NEW QUIET FIRE, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Sept 22. Englewood Eagles #3885, 250 Old
Englewood Road, Englewood. 941-474-9802.
SOUTHWEST WEDDING AND EVENT
EXPO, noon Sept. 23. Charlotte Harbor Event
& Conference Center, 75 Taylor St.,
Punta Gorda. 941-255-1205.
IAN ANDERSON, Sept. 24. Barbara B.
Mann Performing Arts Hall, Edison Parkway,
Fort Myers. 239-481-4849 or
www.bbmannpah.com.
ESCAPE, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Sept
25. Englewood Eagles #3885, 250 Old
Englewood Road, Englewood. 941-474-9802.
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, 8 p.m.
Sept. 25. Sun Dome, 4202 E. Fowler Ave.,
Tampa. 813-974-3004 or
www.sundomearena.com.
ELKETTE GOOFY GOLF, Sept. 25. Benefit
for The Florida Elks Youth Camp &Therapy
Services for Children. The cost is $30 per
person and includes nine holes of goofy
golf, golf cart, lunch. Shotgun start at 9 a.m.
Putting contest at 8 am. The cost is three
balls for $5.Winner get 75 percent of the
pot. Drinks will be served along the course.
Rotonda Elks Lodge, 303 Rotonda Blvd. E.,
Rotonda. 941-697-2710.
GATOR CREEK BAND, 6:30 p.m.-
10:30 p.m. Sept 28. Englewood Eagles #3885,
250 Old Englewood Road, Englewood.
941-474-9802.
ENGLEWOOD PIRATE FESTIVAL,
Sept. 28-30. Live stage acts, food, live
pirate music, kids maze, period fashion
vendors, pub crawl, authentic
ship to shore battle with a pirate
ship and cannons, fight ring with /iJ


pirates battling it out, family movie night
with "Pirates Of The Carribean," treasure
hunt for kids and more. Englewood Beach
at Chadwick Park, 2100 North Beach Road,
Englewood.
COUNTRY EXPRESS, 6:30 p.m.-
10:30 p.m. Sept 29. Englewood
Eagles #3885, 250 Old Englewood
Road, Englewood. 941-474-9802.
DOUBLE EFFECTS, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Oct. 2. Englewood Eagles #3885, 250 Old
Englewood Road, Englewood. 941-474-9802.
'THE 39 STEPS; Oct. 2-21. Packed with
nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters
(played by a ridiculously talented cast of
4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs,
missing fingers and some good old-fash-
ioned romance! That's what you get when
you mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a
juicy spy novel and add a dash of Monty
Python."The 39 Steps" is a fast-paced
whodunit. Venice Theatre,140 Tampa Ave.,
W., Venice. 941-488-1115 or
www.venicestage.com.
DFON & SUZY AKERS, 6:30 p.m.-
10:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Englewood Eagles #3885,
250 Old Englewood Road, Englewood.
941-474-9802.
SESAME STREET LIVE -'ELMO MAKES
MUSIC; Oct. 5-7. Sun Dome, 4202 E. Fowler
Ave., Tampa. www.ticketmaster.com.
'THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW; Oct.
12-Nov. 3."Lets Do the Time Warp Again."
That sweet transvestite and his motley
crew are back! Get ready to talk back and
play along with newspapers, noisemakers
and boas. (Not recommended for children
or pre-teens). Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa
Ave., W., Venice. 941-488-1115 or
www.venicestage.com.
BAYSHORE WINE AND BEER FEST,
2 p.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 13. Amphitheatre at
Bayshore Live Oak Park, 23157 Bayshore
Drive, Charlotte Harbor. 941-627-1628
ext. 101.


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By Jupiter


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
With more coastline than other states,
Florida also has more lighthouses than
most states.
There are few better road trip destinations for
those interested in learning the maritime history
of an area. A bonus is the exercise to be had
climbing 100 or so steps to the top for a view
once available only to the lighthouse keeper.
This weekend, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
& Museum offers its International Lighthouse &
Lightship Weekend at the Jupiter Light.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
visitors can meet with members of the Local Ham
Radio Club Jupiter Tequesta Repeater Group to
learn about the importance of lighthouse preser-
vation and restoration and lightships.
Better yet, drive up on Friday or stay until Aug.
22 for a unique sunset tour at approximately
7:15 p.m. when you can see the light turning on
as the keeper would have seen it in the light-
house watchroom.This educational special tour,
weather permitting, takes about 75 minutes.
Reservations are required.The cost is $15 for
members and $20 for non-members. Children
must be at least 48 inches to climb.
Call 561-747-8380 ext. 101.
Built in 1860, the Jupiter Light has 105 steps
to the top, making it taller than the Key West
Light which has 88 steps and is similar in shape
but white, rather than red. Its closest twin is the
Ponce Inlet Light which is the second tallest
lighthouse in the state with 203 steps. It was
built from similar red bricks. The building was con-
structed atop a 48-foot natural dune, which puts


the actual light 156 feet above sea level. Steps
lead up to the lighthouse.
Within a restored WWII-era building that once
housed married naval personnel, is a museum.
Also open to the public are additional exhibits
such as the lighthouse keeper's workshop, Tindall
Pioneer Homestead & Seminole Chickee. The
gift shop seems to have the mother lode of all
lighthouse memorabilia and collectibles, including
belts and other clothing items, mugs, miniature
lighthouses, puzzles and so much more. Newly
opened this year is the Sweet Shop.
The property was acquired after the Second
Seminole Indian War and the lighthouse was one
of six lighthouses authorized for Florida just prior
to the onset of the Civil War. It was dedicated on
July 10, 1860, but the light was extinguished from
1851-1866 because of vandalism.
The lighthouse and museum are operated by
the Loxahatchee River Historical Society.
Admission to the lighthouse and museum is
$9 per person for adults and $5 per person for
children 6-18. Children 5 and under and through
Sept, 2, active members of the U.S. military are
admitted free. (Children must be 48 inches tall
to climb the tower. Spike-heeled shoes, camera
tripods, pets and wet clothing are not permit-
ted.) There is no extra charge to view the radio
displays. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and museum is
at 500 Captain Armour's Way, Jupiter.
The lighthouse and museum are located on
a U.S. Coast Guard base which is otherwise not
open to the public. There is a public walking trail
on the north side of Beach Road.
For information, visit www.jupiterlighthouse.org
or call 561-747-8380.


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Jupiter Lighthouse sits atop a 48-foot natural mound. Steps at right in photo lead to the light-
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A hidden treasure


BY DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT
n the heart of downtown Sarasota is a hidden
treasure called Burns Court. It's so well hidden
you could ride down Pineapple Street looking
for it and miss it altogether which is exactly
what I did years ago when trying to find it for the
first time.
Since then, though, I've managed to find it quite
often, and always end up with a satisfying visit.
Constructed between 1924 and 1925 by devel-
oper Owen Burns, the Burns Court neighborhood
originally consisted of 15 Mediterranean Revival-
style one-story bungalows. Many of those original
buildings still remain, and though most are no
longer private residences, there are still people
who actually live in Burns Court.

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was at rest.
For my walking tour, I parked on Pineapple
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walked down Selby Lane a few feet to the left en-
trance of Burns Court. As you're walking on and
around Burns Court, it's a good idea to keep your
head on a swivel. There are murals and works of
art everywhere you turn, and the tiny little alley
that is Selby Lane is no exception.
As soon as you turn onto the lane off Pine-
apple Street, there is a large mural of a pair of
hands holding a camera. Obviously, that was an
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When you look to the left of the entrance to
Burns Court, it's impossible to ignore the four-
story-tall painting of a famous photograph that
was taken on Sarasota's Main Street looking
toward the bay sometime in the 1920s.You can
clearly see the pier that used to be where Marina
Jacks now stands and the Orange Blossom hotel
rising on the left.
Turning right onto Burns Court, the first
thing that catches my eye is the wonderfully
delicious old-Florida-style restaurant, Owens


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Next door is the crayv-c:.l.:.re,:J Burnis ,Curi
Cinema. This theater ii v:".i've never been LIIere
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is a staple for screerini, j r di.irin Hie Saras,:.i Fil1i
Festival. Inside, its d ilerenl Ir.:rm anv .:.iler Iieirer
in town because you cai .:.rder beer ind ji1'i1e I1'
probably the biggest draow .:.r lie neiqlib,:,ri.:..:.d
and diners from Owensi Fii Cairip iind lie ,:,-ier
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Ditchfields perform at Glenridge


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
The Ditchfields are back in town this time
to perform golden oldies made famous by
the likes of Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Judy
Garland and others of that era.
The singing family will perform in concert at
2 p.m. Sunday at the Glenridge Performing Arts
Center in Sarasota.
Taking inspiration from the Von Trapp Family
Singers who were immortalized in "The Sound
of Music," the Ditchfields are a true family group.
Now spanning three generations of singers,
the group was started by Stephen and Bernice
Ditchfield and their children.These days they
have sons- and daughters-in-law plus grandchil-
dren on stage.
When they began more than a decade ago,
they often performed at area churches. As their
group expanded, so did its repertoire, although


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Galileo, regularly make their way over to the theater
to watch a film after their meals.
There are plenty of little shops on and around
the street, but out of season, most don't open
until 11 a.m. One place that does open a little
earlier is the wonderful Sarasota Trading Co. A
large antiques-collectibles store, it houses a huge
selection of goodies and is worth taking a good
hour to look around.
Each time you go to the trading company
you're bound to see something a little different,
and this time I was there a huge standing
floodlight caught my eye. It was the kind of light
that was probably used to illuminate a movie
set in the 1930s. I imagined actually being able
to correctly light my children for all the pictures
I take of them, and then quickly pushed the
thought from my mind as I remembered the
white-hot heat the lights of that era emitted.
If you love early 20th century architecture, fine
dining and eclectic little shops, this is a great
place for you to explore. Certainly, a walk down
Burns Lane is like a step back in time, and one I


their close harmony a cappella style continues to
be their trademark.
At the Glenridge they will concentrate on
American music of the '30s, '40 and '50s plus
show tunes from Broadway and Hollywood. In
addition to those stars mentioned above they also
will sing songs made famous by crooners like
Bing Crosby, Dean Martin and Mel Torme plus the
unique styling of Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole
and Tony Bennett.
Tickets for the Ditchfield concert are $15 per
person or $10 for GPAC members or students.
Order online at www. gpactix.com or by phone at
941-552-5325.
The Glenridge Performing Arts Center is at 7333
Scotland Way, Sarasota.Take Interstate 75 north to
exit 205 (Clark Road).Travel west to Honore and left
(south) to Palmer Ranch Parkway.Turn left and then
left again at Scotland Way. The gate guard will
direct you to parking and the center.


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The Ditchfield Family Singers will perform at the Glenridge Performing Arts Center Sunday.


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The centerpiece of the Burns Court area is the Burns Court Cinema.

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'The Emperor's New Clothes"


PROVIDED BY THE CHARLOTTE PLAYERS
The Charlotte Players Kids Onstage
will present three performances of the
children's musical "The Emperor's New
Clothes" at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in
the Langdon Playhouse, 1182 Market Circle, Port
Charlotte.
This is a great play for kids of all ages. It
focuses on the vain and whiny Emperor of Glump
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press and his daughters, the Empressettes, and
the lengths he goes to so their closets are kept
full of the most outlandish clothing there is until he
falls for a scam by swindlers "Hog" and "Wart" who
disguise themselves at tailors.
Doors will open for limited general admission
seating at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and
children 3 and under are free.
For more information or to reserve your tickets,
call the Charlotte Players office at 941-255-1022.


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The Emperor has just told his daughters "Snookie" (played by Lexie Loukstra), "Koochie" (played
by Annabelle Wessels) and "Pookie" (played by Maddison Slishman) that they are closing down
the schools so they can have money to travel to Paris for new clothes.


The swindlers "Hog" (played by Joshua Galvan) and "Wart" (played by Alec Corcoran) are scheming
while the Emperor's doctors, Smith, Jones and Drivtonsils listen in. The doctors are played by
John Tietsworth, Sara Del Castillo and Joey Giordan.


"Penelope Method" the superintendent
of schools, played by Cheyenne Phillips, is
devastated after being told the school will
be shut down so the royal family can travel
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The 99-year-old lady (played by Emma
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and"Wart"on the Emperor.


The Empress, Kaitlyn Brus, the Emperor, Jacob Bergmanis and the minstrel, Brielle Sterlace are
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SUN PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER
Craig Bryant and Barbie Rise were
celebrating their 14th wedding
anniversary by waiting at the Sun
Coast Air Center for a student to get
tested for his license on one of their
company's helicopters.


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Melissa Grady, left
front, Adrianna
Stephens, Aundraya
Murdocca, Kristen
Johnston and Dylan
Ingram each received
a full scholarship from
the Kathleen F. Cellura
(back) Foundation at
the Community Foun-
dation of Sarasota
County to attend the
summer music camp,
put on by Venice
Symphony, at Island
Village Montessori
School, Venice.


SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL


Kyle Turoff, head of PLATO, hugs
Waylon Wood, managing director of
PLATO at the Golden Apple Dinner
Theatre in Sarasota prior to the
opening of the PLATO production of
"All Shook Up" at the theater. The
show runs through Sept. 2.


SUN PHOTO BY DONNELL BATES
At the Muscle Car City Museum in Punta
Gorda, volunteer Earl Stanton is telling visi-
tors Bob and Pam Lepley about this custom
1925 race car in the showroom.


SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS
Tom and Nora Pendergrass watch the
waves and seagulls as they picnic near
the rocks at South Jetty in Venice.


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SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
Local actress Elaine Levin-Smith
with Robert Ennis Turoff, execu-
tive director of the Golden Apple
Dinner Theatre.


PHOTO BY IRENE ANTTILA


Santa, aka Men's Auxiliary Jr. Vice Presi-
dent Bob Anttila, and his helper Ladies
Auxiliary Cathy Moseley wait outside
VFW Post 10476 to ring in the cheer at
the recent Christmas In July Party.


SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS
Michelle Roberts watches as her
5-year-old son Rowdy plays on the
monkey bars at Dallas White Park in
North Port.


SUN PHOTO BY DONNELL BATES
Getting a good deal on a golf club from
the Trash and Treasure Shop at the
Cultural Center of Charlotte County is
Steven Madej with his wife Karen.


PHOTO BY ROY MOSELEY


At a recent installation ceremony, Rotonda
West VFW Post 10476 installed their
new officers for the upcoming year. Post
Commander Roger Luedtke (left) will be
serving his third term, President Cathy
Moseley will be serving her second term
and new to command the Men's Auxiliary is
President Charles "Chuck" Raw who previ-
ously served as Sr. Vice President.


SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS
Steve Rivera enjoys some fun in the
sun fishing at Indian Mounds Park in
Englewood.


SUN PHOTO BY DONNELL BATES
Luviah O'Grady is all tuckered out
after playing on the playground at
Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda. She is
seen here with Ashlyn O'Grady and
Amanda Newsome.


SUN PHOTO BY DONNELL BATES
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Punta Gorda are Joann Filkins and
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The Boomers rock


Venice Theatre Saturday


PRC iE,' E / THE I ENiCE THE-TPE

V erice Tiearire invlies atidiences I:, sIrr:ll
down inieni:rv y lane when The Bo":'niers
mae lhieir Venice Thearre MainSrlae de-
but on SE.lurday AUA ; l. Tie ,:,ldies. inr:, lakes he
stage at 8 p m l,:,r a c:nceri ,:1 lav,:'rie 'W0.s is.
The Bc":.niers are Ken Kaplan ,:1 Venice :on
saxophone Bru.ce Mc Lendn :n eyb:ards
and Keith M .c Lendoin :n gi.iiar They have been
together :i1 and .:n I :'r 35 vears Thev iirsi
formed a band in I.nior iili bLac' in Ma....rvland
They played lie parry cuireu.i I:leliher all ie wiay
through college In lie ':1:bs Ievy iiade a nairie as
a successlull wedding and s special even band in
the Washingl:n [i-,C area
Careeil in s:.cial iw:or laI and inlornr rii:on
technology l:oo: hlier don dillereni ro.:ads i r a


c:.iuple ,:,1 dCaJde.,s i ,,l: ill he early sIlaes :,1 reire.
ieni Ilhey decided r: ,el lhe band baldl iqeelier'
Their ii'O.lec ih reliearsals Iiake place .'i O n Svype as
lhe Mc Lendo:'n brrhlier.s .ihll live up norll'
Thie st.iivniier O:ldies c:concerls are an an.
ntial Iradilr:'n :, ll'ie Venice T-ihearre it.ild WIalr
slarled jas ,:'ne 51a'ro per st. nner hI'as ,rov'wn I''
a li.ll.lleded seriess ,: lo':'r s.5.wsi Thle c.:'ncerli.
raise ilneV lo:'r ll'e Gi.ld sclic'hlarsiliip ii.injd which
pr.:,vides. c.:llee tilio.ln assisilanc-e I.c si.ti.denis.
s.tuidyingl lIea11re arls
TiO.eirs are $2: per pers,:,n al lie liheares. bo:
:lice by plh:ne al 'J 1 *.4- 1 1 1 :'r al
'w v.enic esraqe c .:'in
Venice Tlieaire is l:caled al 14 .j W Tainpa
Ave o:'n llie .island in Venice S:iumiviTer box. :llihce
lhI'iur.irs re iC' ,a Ir:, i p i r. M.ondav rlir:o.i.li
Friday and one lhou:'r bel:re all periorinances.


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Big Cat Habitat


BY DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN COPPESPC''NDENT
W hen ihe ,earther ,:.rside is stiea iy ihi
idea ,:l w'al3. Iinq 3r.:i.ind ci.lcsde in an
animal san31 c 1 rviry mvy n':'1, even c'r':'ss
your mind Bui ii vyou'lre a lan .:. big bears bic i
cats and even biqer cais y:.vo.i sh.iutild ialie ani
exception
Recently ivy y :vong.i1es s,:,n and I iiade a Iripl
out Palmer B t-i.ilevard in Saras:oa i ,:, ie Bit Cal
Habitat a id j.ill C-asi Sanc luarv II wMs ,one ,:.1
those hurid i'''.deree-plt.is aiernoo:,:.ns bul whien
the ticket island openedd al 4 3 1. p ihere w ia
already a line c.:ul r: ihe parl'ing ll.:. The habial
is only open Wednesday Iriro:ugi Sunday i.mill 7
p.m., so gelling liere wMiien Ilie qales ,:pen allows
you to tae .lull advanlia e ,:,1 ie rwi.: and a hall
hours it's :p:en
The fir; iIiinl v .''u shi,:,iuld i n 1 w ab:'.uIl ie BilQ
Cat Habilar is ihri ii d:on'il sii ha'v'e -cars Tw-io.: :.
the first aniialIs vo':'u see wtlihen vy':i i val in are
bears. At lie habirar lie bears have i especially
good becatise iev have p:-:ols rihev can el mnl:-
when the weat1ier ,is I:: MarinT The day we
were there all lie bears hi c,:i.il'd el mil:, I ie
water did s,:,
The Etiro:pean Br.ov.wn Bear ihad ie besI sert.i.p
of all a raised r:c po *lid e p,:,:l iili a slije ':going
down into ii Bein, especially simiar Ie Iepi 1his
body in the e 1airer I,:,r lie mli :.s pari and l.51i siri.5r .
his head u ip :on iIe side ,:1 ie p::,l I: l r evervy:ne
to take pic iures
There are aIs.:, prmales a ir llie IiabiaLi v iic 'i
are very enierlaininlq Wlien we sa' lliIe leur.5
my son and I co:tldn'l help c rac ing each Ii :,lher
up with a s,:,ng ir.:im ilie mi vi:ve Mr'ada.ascar" Io:
which the leirimur King Julian sins and dances
"I like to':' i' m i:I.ve ir o.: i ive l I lie I':'i :.'ve il mo.ve
it?'
Don't niss Ie ':,opher IrI:rr.ises ai lie Iiabiral
We stooc anid aicvaclhed a lillle baby sc.irrvinQ
around to hind ils5 iiol:riiiy w'i.o wMas in a iillie
plastic ho,.,se II11 was adorable
The briqliresi siars a i ie iabiLia have i: be
the big cars and liere are iany .:. Iihel RiiF:lil
at the entrance r: rio e sanclutiary are lie le-:opards
In the same cage are a srandard-l'ding o:'ne and


a blacl .:'ne wh M 'i is als,.: called a panilier
Acc:.rdin. I: an ilnirinali:,lnal webLsile
Wildside abl.i:il bLi cars b:lhi sp,:,lled and
s:iid-cl':'l':red le.:'pards are hle same species P1.11
s.:,Ie le:'pards are iTielanisiiillii wIIi prodi.I:es
Ilier black lir Be.caus.e *i's ai recessive ,ene ar'l:
.spoled cals can aci.ially pr.:dui.ice a blacI cib
Iron:icailly y.vou. can 5sill see lie sp.os .:,n a blacI
panilier wlhien a lilil is s51ining dire flyv o:'n lietil
AI lie liabilia lere are several dihereni rype.
.:.1 liters including Ben1al Tiers and Whire Tiers
boL'ili :,I' wlhicli are beat .lih.il The ii.:'sr a e-inspirinn
o:.ne lli:'i.io li .is nly I liairier llie :'llier i ,all is li.:.n
The Lier al llie Biq Car Habirla is llie -'nlyV one
I Ihave ever seen in pers ,i:n Wlien wie lirsi waledj
up r,:, Ihs 1 ,cae I c':'.ild n.:'l believe flarl I sJI
Anl i).p..iind cal BrI.II.is is ,a '.-vear-ld LiQer
Wliare.er vo.u hiave heard aboul Ilihese ani'iIls
n:ll'h:ii co:'iipares ,:, seeing :'ne in pers.:n I's 5an
abs.:.irelv ':'re':'i.5s ,creart.ire and seems stirpris.
inilyv enile and plavi.il
Wall Barnes lie hIandler mas plain, llIil'i
Br.ulur.s Ilir. il'tli lie bars ,:.1 l'ie caed area AI o:ne
p.:.ni hie held up a large piece :.ol iiear1 l ie a rli p
o: Ihe Lca e ro.:i.i lylv nine leel i.ip Bri.ili.i.s s::d i.ip
.:.n Ins liind les and lie piece o:l iieal w~as ar 1ii
eye level Thia's Io:, bl' I ie is As hle played il'i
a r,.:pe willi Brt.ili.is and llie lcal wias ro:llini ar:i'.iind
.:.n Iiis bacl lil e an elili-p:uind leline wM:.tild
Barnes Ir.:ld iie Brtil.~ii was n:,r yVel d.:'ne dr:,'win
'Briulu.s cill end .ip I:, be arc.:ind 1 2') p.:'u.inds"
he saidJ
One Ilasr iiini vy:,. s.i':t.ild .,:w L: ab ..uIl lie Bid
C,, Habiral is ili' ii anyv :1 llie aniuials iiere are
c:,nsidered eillier lirearened :'or end-anered Kay
HRcsaire ':owner I'as been resci.iinq biq cals since
ab..i.il i';:C In;,-. 2 0l: ieBiq Cal Habilria becaiie a
li.ill sanc .iary iivr illi l'ie : l : res l.lin e:..'li cars
and ,:'liher nai.e and e:.'lic wildile in need ,:I a
perivianeni l':'iite
As a n:.'npro:lil lhey rely cu:iiplelely i.p:'n lihe
il,:'ney earned Ir,':'ii adlilssi..n i: see liese Lbeai.-
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Neighborhood's free event celebrates summer


BY BREE DILLOW
OWNER OF IN YOUR FACE CUPCAKES
Gallery Walk downtown is the place to be
on the third Thursday of every month.
Art galleries and businesses throughout
downtown Punta Gorda will welcome locals and
visitors on Thursday evening to showcase the
vibrancy of Punta Gorda's summer art exhibitions.
Gallery Walk is an event organized to encour-
age locals and visitors to broaden their knowl-
edge of Punta Gorda's local artists, charming
galleries, unique eateries and boutique shopping
experience.
Those attending are encouraged to arrive
early and take advantage of shopping and dining
specials with downtown merchants and restau-
rants. Attendees will also enjoy a variety of local
and regional artists who will be showcasing their
works on the sidewalks throughout downtown.


The Third Thursday Gallery Walk takes place
every month giving a unique look into the busi-
nesses and galleries surrounding the bustling
downtown district. Galleries will be open until
8 p.m. hosting artist talks, receptions and special
events. The Art Walk is a free, family-friendly
experience and open to the public. Festivities
take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Below is a small sampling of some of the
venues and offerings you won't want to miss.

IN YOUR FACE CUPCAKES Coffee, Beer
and Wine Bar
Stop in and listen to the musical stylings of Doug-
las Coventry He will be performing from 8 p.m. to
11 p.m. in the courtyard across from the Herald Court
parking garage (The Old Cafe Ruelle). Sample a variety
of craft beers, tantalizing wines, homemade sangria
and over 60 unique flavors of cupcakes.


SEA GRAPE GALLERY
Chill out at Sea Grape Gallery... cool art to
enjoy and cool refreshments including our summer
sizzler and tutti fruitti punch. Meet our amazing
artists and see what they've been creating. Bob
Bayliss, a self-taught stained glass artist who has
been creating for 40 years, will be working on
making angels. Jim Beech will be demonstrating
traditional watercolor techniques sharing some new
color methods he is experimenting with after attend-
ing various workshops recently. Other artists will
be on hand to answer any questions on how they
create their unique style.

THE ATELIER
The Atelier will feature artwork and entertainment.

SUNART GALLERY & FRAMING
Sunart Gallery and Framing will be welcom-


ing a new business inside called Big Cheese
Gourmet Shop. Get ready for some great cheese
samples.
Sunart is also sponsoring a book signing by
Sharon Sapp. Her two books are 'The Pawn" and
"The Repudiation." Phil Bohley, the wood artist,
will be representing his works Thursday night as
well.

BAYSIDE EYE CENTER
Join Bayside Eye Center for the August
Gallery Walk. We are excited about opening
our doors to some new (and familiar) faces.
See our great line of frames along with Costa
sunglasses. Get fun, healthy, refreshments and
recipes to take home. There will be a sign-up
sheet for our fall healthy lifestyle seminar se-
ries. A free eye screening will also be available
upon request.


maginarium hosting anniversary party


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
To celebrate its 17th anniversary the Imagi-
narium in Fort Myers is hosting a party
Saturday at the museum just off Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. Boulevard, on Cranford.
Look for the old blue water tower which is
a remnant of the museum's days as a water
treatment plant. Since the affair is described in a
recent release as "a birthday bash," balloons also


could be in view as well as a new outdoor exhibit.
In addition to the regular exhibits at the
museum, party goers can "Be the Dinosaur," be a
broadcaster, win Cat Country prizes and try out the
newest programs in the museum's Nanoscience
Lab and Engineering Exploration Station. The live
radio broadcast will be from 10 a.m. until noon.
There also will be face painting and something
referred to in a release as "Slime Science."
Outside, feed the fish and other critters and


relax in the new Lippman Family Courtyard and
butterfly garden beneath the water tower.
If you have yet to experience the hurricane
house, this could be the day to do it. Hold onto
your hat.
Inside, there are several touch tanks where
you can get up close to rays and more.
Admission is half price for the day although the
special events are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m.The museum will be open its normal hours


from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Members and
children under 3 are always free.
The Imaginarium is located at 2000 Cranford
Ave. Use the Dr. Martin King Jr. exit from Inter-
state 75 and travel west to Crandon.
For more information visit www.i-sci.org or call
239-321-7420.
Buy a family membership at the museum dur-
ing the party and receive a present of $10 off the
normal $75 charge.


The Charlotte County Big Band presents

a 'USO Tour Tribute to Berlin, Germany'


PHOTO PROVIDED
The Charlotte County Big Band will present a "USO Tour Tribute to Berlin, Germany," at 7 p.m.
in the theater of the Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. The concert will include a
dinner of German/Octoberfest food. The Stein Swingers, an Octoberfest band, will provide the
entertainment. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. in the ballroom.
The concert will include music made popular after the war when American troops occupied the
country. Tickets are $21 for Cultural Center members and $22 for non-members.
For more information, call 941-625-4175 ext. 221.


Al Holland 'Love Songs" Tribute


PROVIDED BY VISANI

On Tuesday, Visani presents Al Holland
(part time member of "The Platters") per-
forming a special tribute to your favorite
love songs.
Enjoy hits which include "L-O-V-E" by Nat King
Cole, "The Shadow of Your Smile" by Tony Bennett,
"So Amazing" by Luther Vandross, "My Girl" by The
Temptations and more. And yes, by popular regret,


Holland will also beperforming your favorite
Platter tunes.
Bring your comfy dancing shoes.
Tickets are $10. Doors open for dinner
and cocktails at 5 p.m. The show begins at
7:30 p.m.
For additional information, visit www.visani.net
or call 941-629-9191.
Visani Restaurant is located at
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Torch Bistro


BY SHIRLEY GEORGE
SUN CORRESPONDENT
Shane and Heidi Federici met while working
at a local restaurant. They married, have
a young son, and fulfilled their dream of
owning a business. Torch Bistro, opened on New
Year's Day in 2010, and many satisfied customers
call it the "jewel of Punta Gorda."
"Shane is the executive chef and oversees
the kitchen staff," Heidi explained. "I'm the
bartender, hostess, and server, or whatever
needs to be done. I've even washed dishes
when necessary."
The restaurant, located at 2113 S. Tamiami Trail
in Punta Gorda, was four years in the making, but
it was a labor of love for the young couple. "When
we leased the building, it was just walls and a dirt
floor," Shane said. "Heidi and I carefully planned
every detail."
Fine dining with a casual, family atmosphere
is enhanced by ultramodern decor. The "wavy
walls and ceiling," a design garnered from a
bistro the owners visited in Poland, are created
by chrome-colored paint and European light-
ing, and accented by natural stone tile. Silver
sparkles in the black floor complement the con-
temporary design, and black tabletops are set
with white plates. Red linen napkins add the
right touch of color. And, yes, torches illuminate
the exterior at night.
Twelve varieties of rumtini are offered. Rum is
used in the drink instead of the traditional vodka
or gin.You'll love the taste of these unique
drinks that includes raspberry saketini, rumrun-
ner, or a big bad voodoo kooler. There's also a
full liquor bar.
The menu incorporates comfort food such as
chicken pot pie and grandma's meatloaf, and
exotic cuisine such as the 18-ounce pork bucco, a
slow-roasted, bone-in pork shank, garnished with
crisp carrots and parsnips, finished with rosemary
demi-glace served with Yukon whipped potatoes
and vegetable de jour.
"I adapt to everyone's taste on one menu,"
Shane said. "I made sure not to copy or use any
dishes or recipes from any other restaurant, and
I change the menu every eight weeks. And I'm
really blessed to have Jim O'Brien, my extremely
talented assistant chef."
Torch's famous red pepper gouda bisque,
homemade soup that is a rich blend of roasted
red peppers, tomatoes and Gouda cheese, is
very popular. A variety of salads, burgers, and
sandwiches are offered. And for sushi lovers,


SUN PHOTOS BY SHIRLEY GEORGE Torch Bistro's bar includes Italian mosaic tile.
Torch Bistro is located at 2113 S. Tamiami Trail, "--
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there are 12 selections.
Among the appetizers are yuka fries, flash fried
and drizzled with a curry ketchup and a parsley
emulsion, and seafood-stuffed portobello mush-
room cap filled with homemade blue crabmeat
stuffing topped with provolone cheese, topped
with an herb butter sauce.
Dinner entrees include fresh seafood, steak,
poultry, Cajun, pasta and pork dishes. Weekly
specials are a 16-ounce steak on Monday for $16,
and seared yellow-fin tuna dinner on Thursday
for $20 that is complemented by all-you-can-eat In keeping with the ultramodern design, Tord
sushi. by a half wall of glass.
Depending on availability, catch o' the day is
wild salmon, Atlantic cod or Australian sea bass A
served either blackened or house-seasoned.
"We believe that when customers are satisfied
with our quality of food and service, the best
advertisement is'word of mouth,"'"the owners
noted.They claim that their restaurant is the only
one in Charlotte County that has a zero violation
health- inspection report. DV
Go to Torch's website, www.torchbistro.com,
and join the email list. Give your birthday month
and day and you will receive a gift certificate for a PRE
free dinner for any day of your birthday month.
On-premise catering is available in two dining 1i \ No
rooms for private parties. Off-premise catering is to Rdel H
also offered. tongs inclui
Lunch and dinner are served from 11 a.m. to T( Totliier, I'
8:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Lightnin B
on Friday, and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. Bat ScI(
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For more information, call 941-575-3505.


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Captain Eddie,


gator hunter


BY JON BAUMANN
SUN CORRESPONDENT
This year's alligator hunting season begins
today and ends at 10 a.m. on Nov. 1.
You could read up, buy the equipment and
practice your aim until the hunt begins, or you
could make it easier on yourself and hire an
experienced hunting guide who can take a lot of
the hassles off your hands. One such guide is
Captain Eddie Vitale III out of N. Venice. Only 27
years old, Vitale loves to hunt from alligators
to bears and everything in between so it seemed
natural to him to use his experience and exper-
tise to become a hunting guide.
Vitale actually makes 95 percent of his living
with his taxidermy shop, Bad to the Bone Taxi-
dermy. Many people hire the captain for the hunt,
then use his services as a taxidermist to produce
that trophy they so desire.
Hunting an alligator is not something for the
casual hunter. There are licensing requirements
by the State of Florida, hunting tags for each
alligator taken, certain territories or areas that a
hunter can hunt and specific hours to hunt, this


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SUN PHOTO BY JON BAUMANN


Captain Eddie Vitale with one of the boats he
uses to hunt alligators.

year from 5 p.m. to 10 a.m. All this can be taken
care of by an experienced guide like Vitale.
The required equipment alone is daunting.
According to Vitale, it's illegal to fire a gun to
kill a gator. Cross bow, harpoon and bang stick
are all needed to take the reptile. "It's big game
equipment," Vitale said. "Actually, the equipment
is more dangerous than the alligator."


Ed Vitale III with his taxidermy work.

Vitale suggests bringing insect repellant, rain
gear, goggles or other clear eye protection and
any snack food you like to eat.
This hunt can be considered expensive. "I
charge $1,200 per hunt." The price is per hunt,
two people maximum.
For that price Vitale takes care of all the
legal requirements, all the equipment necessary
for harvesting the reptile, cold beverages,
cleaning and skinning of the alligator and a film
of the hunt from Vitale's point of view, using a
helmet cam.
"I let the customer do as little or as much as


they want." However there is no guarantee of
bagging the big one. "It depends on if the gators
cooperate," the captain said with a smile. "Any-
thing over 9 feet long is considered a true trophy.
The state average is 7 to 7 1/2 feet long."
If you do bag the big one, you can then have
your trophy mounted by use of the captain's
taxidermy skills, if you wish. It costs an initial
$200 plus another $150 per foot of the alligator's
length. Harvest an 8 footer, the cost would be
$1,400 when it's all said and done.
To learn more, visit
www. badtothebonetaxidermy.net.


Van Wezel ranked No.


1 performing arts hall


PROVIDED BY THE VAN WEZEL PERFORMING
ARTS HALL
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has
been ranked as the No. 1 performing arts
hall in North America in the 2,000 seat cat-
egory of "top spots" in "Venues Today" (July 2012
issue), the industry bible of performance venues.
Van Wezel Executive Director, Mary Bensel,
noted it has been an "exciting ride" at the helm of
the city's crown jewel of performing arts venues in
the four county area, since her arrival in Decem-
ber of 2007.
"We are thrilled to be ranked the No. 1
performing arts hall in North America for 2,000-
seat venues, as well as being ranked No. 4 in
Florida's venues in the 5,000-seat category.
The top five Florida venues include the
Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, the Straz
Center in Tampa, Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater,
the Van Wezel and the Bob Carr in Orlando. All
of the other top five theatres in the 5,000 seat
category have more seats and are in larger mar-
kets than the Van Wezel, so we are very proud
to be ranked with them."The rankings are based
on concert and event grosses from Oct. 16, 2011
to May 15, 2012. Twenty performing arts venues
were listed in the 2,000 seat category.
The Van Wezel was also recently awarded the


TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, given to es-
tablishments that consistently achieve exception-
al traveler ratings on TripAdvisor and maintain an
overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible
five. The Van Wezel received a 4.5 rating.
Again this season, the hall will not require a
city subsidy and will post a surplus to its fund
balance. Ticket sales for last year's season
went to $6,200,000, up from the previous year's
$5,500,000 (round numbers).
The Van Wezel, which operates with a greatly
reduced staff, still presents the world's finest
performers. Last year's season was highlighted
by performances of super stars Dolly Parton
and Jerry Seinfeld, along with a myriad of other
shows. This year's stars will include Sheryl Crow,
Celtic Woman, and Celtic Thunder, with many
more set to be announced.
This year's Broadway series is highlighted
by the new 25th anniversary production of the
Broadway blockbuster "Les Miserables" and
Cathy Rigby in a new production of "Peter Pan"The
Great American Orchestra season features The
Philadelphia Orchestra, the Boston Pops Esplanade
Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
A "Legendary Season" of stars and attractions are
set to be announced in early September and single
tickets for all shows will go on sale on Sept. 8.


This season the Van Wezel plans on adding
an outdoor terrace caf6 to supplement its inside
restaurant, Mattison's Bayside, so that dining
capacity will be expanded.This will also enhance
the beautiful grounds of the hall for groups who
utilize the grand foyer for parties, proms, wed-
dings, Bar Mitzvahs, Quinceaheras, galas, etc.
Other recent capital improvements for the hall
have included an orchestra pit lift, hearing loop,
new auditorium seating, and a new line array


sound system. In addition to success in the main
stage, the Van Wezel's education department
has increased audience attendance, offered new
programs, and spearheaded the drive to bring the
Kennedy Center's "Any Given Child" program to
Sarasota County and its school system.
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is located
at 777 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
For more information, call 941-953-3368 or
visit www.vanwezel.org.


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Wink's Old Town Grill


BY DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT
Contrary to appearances, Wink's Old Town
Grill is not named for the owner himself.
However, Matt White, who opened the
Englewood restaurant three years ago, says the
name does hold special meaning.
"My wife's great-grandfather was a sixth gen-
eration Floridian, and his nickname was Wink,"
said Matt White, owner of Wink's. "I really like
history, and that helped me come up with a theme
(for the restaurant)."
On the walls of Wink's is where White plays out
his theme. They're covered with photographs and
mementoes of historic Englewood. White said that
local historian Diana Harris helped him locate the
pictures.
The history of Englewood is something White
knows quite a bit about he has lived here since
his family moved to the area from Vermont when
he was 5 years old. Partly because of that local
affiliation, residents seem to have adopted Wink's
as a favorite spot to get great food at a reason-
able price.
"We have lots of regular customers who come
in several times a week,"White said. "In this plaza
we're in, we get quite a lot of business. It's been
renovated, they keep up with the landscaping and
it looks really nice."
Another reason the locals keep coming in the
doors is the food White is serving up. At Wink's
you can get breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday
through Saturday and breakfast and lunch on
Sunday. That allows White to cook all types of
different foods, which is something he enjoys.
"For breakfast, we have a lot of different
benedicts, like crab and spinach," he said. "For
lunch, people really like our burgers, Reubens
and clubs. Another big seller is our cod, which is
fly-grilled and topped with lemon and paprika -
people seem to enjoy it."
White runs specials every weeknight and said
the star of one of the most popular ones is not
even on the regular menu.
"Monday nights we do a prime rib that is
out of this world," he said. "It's a nice, thick-cut,
14-ounce piece of meat that melts in your mouth.
Then the next day, if we have any left over, we
make thinly-sliced prime rib sandwiches."
On Friday nights is the fish fry White says that
is the biggest night of the week at the restaurant
and during season, he sometimes serves up
to 200 on Friday night alone. One of White's
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nights, when he makes a lobster, shrimp and
scallop entr6e.
"We cook up the lobster on a flame grill," he
said. "Then we've got these good-sized scallops
and shrimp that we cook in garlic, Italian season-
ing and butter."
With only about 50 seats in the restaurant,
Wink's uses a small staff to connect even further
with the customers. White is a self-proclaimed
jack-of-all-trades and along with his sister, em-
ploys only about six waitresses and five kitchen
workers even in season.
"I really enjoy it (the restaurant business)," he
said. "It's a lot of work, but it's all about consis-
tency We really try to get to know the locals."
For more information, visit Wink's Old Town
Grill's Facebook page or call 941-474-7777.
The restaurant is located at 451 S. Indiana
Ave., Englewood.


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Players seeks


veteran players


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
The Players Theatre in Sarasota is looking
for a few food men and women.
Not just any men and women, these
people must have appeared on stage at The play-
ers at any time between 1930 and 1990, the first
60 years of Florida's second oldest community
theater. (The state's oldest -1919 community
theater is in Jacksonville and today known as
Theatre Jacksonville.)
Players'veterans from that era will be honored
at a "major entertainment dinner party and
benefit" on Nov. 3.
Some famous theater folks trod the stage at
The Players during that time period, including
Paul Reubens who took the stage name Pee Wee
Herman after performing at The Players in the
1960s, and Polly Dean Holliday who appeared on
the 1970's television show, "Alice" as Flo, famous
for the line "Kiss my grits."


Charlie Barnett attended the Players summer
camp when he was 6. This fall he will portray a
fireman on the new NBC show, "Chicago Fire."
A painting of the first home of The Players, can
be see in the lobby of the present building, near
the stage right entrance. That building was razed
in 1974 to make way for the present building
which is the largest community theater by
seating capacity in the area. These days the
theater serves some 75,000 audience members
with shows on its main stage and its newer black
box theater behind the main stage and dressing
room area and, on occasion from a mini stage in
the lobby.
The Players education program began in 1995,
offering classes for adults and children in theater
techniques, singing and dance. There also is a
summer camp program for student Thespians.
This fall the company will enter its 83rd
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that time period, or anyone who knows how to 941-365-2494. The box office is open from 10
reach such persons, is asked to contact a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and one
Michelle Bianchi Pingel, Managing Director at hour before all shows.


Venice Theatre issues double casting call


BY KIM COOL
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Proving there is something for everyone
at Venice Theatre, directors Melissa
Kenworthy and Brad Wages are looking
for performers of various types for two different
productions.
Kenworthy is seeking three "strong" women of
various ages to perform the Stage II production
of "The Vagina Monologues" by Eve Ensler in the
Pinkerton Theatre Nov. 8-25.
Wages is seeking 30 performers aged 16 and
older for the Broadway musical, "How to Succeed in
Business Without Really Trying," which will be per-
formed on the theater's main stage Nov. 6-Dec. 2.
Open auditions for both shows will be Sunday-
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Wear comfortable clothing for dancing. Do
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Grant given to PLATO, the new
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offers $3 tickets for children attending
PLAT's current show, "All Shook Up."
The grant, from new PLATO board
member Shirley Brown, who also is a
member of the School Board of Sarasota
County, and PLATO treasurer Walter Cro-
skey will enable PLATO to provide tickets
to children and students with ID for just
$3 per child or student when accompa-
nied by an adult paying $30. To sweeten
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School district remains top rated


FROM THE SARASOTA COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Sarasota County School District
is one of only 17 Florida districts to
earn an A grade from the Florida
Department of Education for 2011-12.
Thirty of the state's 67 school districts
were graded A last year; 13 of those
received a lower grade this year. In all,
30 districts received lower grades than
last year.
"The credit goes to our hard-working
teachers and school leaders and to
this community," said Superintendent
Lori White. "They have continued to
support us with additional tax dollars
through the referendum."
In individual school grades, despite
the higher standards of the new
version of the Florida Comprehensive


Assessment Test,
known as FCAT
2.0, 37 of the 39
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and charter
to elementary and
Ae middle schools,
or 95 percent,
received A or B
grades for the
2011-12 school
year, accord-
Lori White ing to results
released July 11
by the Florida
DOE. High school grades are expected
to be announced in December.
"We are pleased with the school
grades overall, particularly in light of
the more rigorous standards and cut


scores," said White. "Our dedicated
teachers and administrators will
continue to work hard to ensure that all
our students continue to achieve at the
highest possible levels on the FCAT and
other performance measures."
Twenty-one of the district's 23
traditional elementary schools received
an A grade. Four elementary schools
received higher grades than last year:
Brentwood in Sarasota, Garden in
Venice, Englewood Elementary and
Lamarque in North Port rose from a B
to an A. Gocio Elementary in Sarasota
decreased from an A to a B.
Five of the seven traditional middle
schools were rated as A schools. Booker
Middle School dropped from a B to
a C and Brookside Middle School
decreased from an A to a B.
Five of the eight elementary and


middle charter schools retained the
same A grade as last year. Suncoast
School for Innovative Studies, a charter
school in Sarasota, decreased from an A
to a B. Imagine School at Palmer Ranch
in Sarasota rose to an A. The new SKY
Academy charter school in Venice
received an A.]
School grades for most high schools
and some schools that combine more
than one level (such as middle and
high school grade levels) are pending
until the new high school account-
ability component is calculated. Fifty
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Venice High baseball head coach Craig Faulkner, third from right, holds the Big Chief trophy. The trophy, sponsored by the Venice GondolierSun, has been awarded each year since 2004 to the best
sports team at Venice High. In May, the Indians captured the Class 7A state championship with a 4-2 win over Brandon High. Venice concluded the season with a 24-8 record. Members of the team
included Grant Banko, left, Chris Ridley, Cooper Hammond, Clint Faulkner, Colton Lightner and Michael lorio. Not pictured are Danny Raynor, Dalton Guthrie, Zach Brower, Michael Knott, Chris Rolfes,
Austin Davis, Rex Ingerick, Ryan Miller, Kevin Guthrie, Mike Rivera, Nick Longhi, Jake Wildasin, Tyler Shambora, Tyson Albert, Josh Grubbs, Tyler Atwell, Christian Santiago, Brandon Elmy and Jordan
Haarar. Other coaches include Jeff Callan, Jose Velez, Joe Komaroski, Rich Curcio, Brendan Curcio, Josh Sinibaldi, Jeremie Cook and Bill Scheeloch.




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Principal: Irene Lynch,
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Sarasota County Schools Registration


FROM THE SARASOTA COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT

To register your child at the assigned
school, call your school for an appoint-
ment and bring:
Your child's original certified birth
certificate with a seal.
Written proof of address a
signed lease, FPL bill or water bill that
includes your name, address and a
current date.
Certificate of Immunization (Form
680).
Your child's Social Security card (if
available).
Proof of a school physical examina-
tion within twelve months prior to the
initial entry into a Florida school.
Parents may also need to provide
documentation establishing legal
custody of the child.
You should also bring:
Name and address of previous
schools attended
Any information available from
previous schools, such as report cards,
transcripts or student participation in
special programs.
Under Florida law, children who turn
5 on or before Sept. 1 are eligible for
kindergarten. Children 6 years old on
or before Sept. 1 are eligible for the first
grade, provided they have successfully
completed kindergarten at a school
from which the district accepts transfer
of academic credit. There are no excep-
tions made to this Florida law.

Volunteering
PALS Partners in Education coordi-
nates volunteer and business partner-
ship activities within the school district.
During the 2009-10 school year, 14,000
students, parents, community mem-
bers and business leaders participated
in the program. These PALS volunteers
provided more than 263,699 hours of
service with an estimated value of more
than $5.6 million.
The PALS mission is to enhance
educational opportunities for students


SCHOOL


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through comprehensive community
involvement. By creating public aware-
ness, providing resources and support-
ing and recognizing volunteerism and
business partnerships, PALS promotes
partnerships and alliances that link
schools and communities through a
variety of endeavors
Every person who visits a Sarasota
County school must be screened
through the national sexual predator/
offender database. The district uses a
program called RAPTOR to perform the
screening.
Although all school volunteers must
undergo a criminal background check
before they are allowed to work in
schools, they also are required to be
screened through RAPTOR every time
they visit a school.
Two levels of background checks
that may be required of school
volunteers:
A Level I criminal background
screening is required for volunteers
who work with students in settings
directly supervised by school staff
(within sight or hearing). Level I
screenings are conducted by the


district's School Police/School Safety
Department through the PALS Count
registration process at no cost to the
volunteer.
Examples of volunteer assignments
that require Level I screening include
but are not limited to:, assisting a
teacher in the classroom; working in
an office, cafeteria or media center;
tutoring a student in academics in a
supervised setting; and chaperoning on
a daytime field trip with school staff.
A Level II criminal background
screening is required for volunteers
who work with students in unsuper-
vised settings. A Level II screening
requires an FBI fingerprint check.
The screening may be done through a
community-based mentoring organiza-
tion that submits documentation to the
PALS Office. Mentoring organizations
and individuals also may pay a fee to
the school district SP/SS Department
for Level II background screenings.
Examples of volunteer assignments
that require Level II screening include,
but are not limited to, working with a
student in a setting not supervised by
school staff, and transporting students


other than one's own children.
Although it is generally understood
that tutors work with students for
short periods under close supervision
and mentors have a longer-term, more
personal relationship with an individ-
ual student, the distinction between a
tutor and a mentor is subject to some
interpretation. Therefore the level of
criminal background check required
of a volunteer is determined by the
level of supervision under which the
volunteer works and the nature of the
interaction between the volunteer and
the student, not whether the volunteer
is designated as a tutor or a mentor.

Grading Periods
End of first grading period: Oct. 22
End of second grading period: Jan. 14
End of third grading period:
March 28
End of fourth grading period: May 31
(last day of school)
Report cards are generally distributed
seven to 10 days after the grading
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By DIANNE SHIPLEY
SARASOTA COUNTY
HEALTH DEPARTMENT
With local schools scheduled
to resume Aug. 20, Sarasota
County public health and
school officials want to remind
parents to get their child's
immunizations updated now.
Parents of children entering
schools in the county for the
first time must provide the
school office with a com-
pleted Florida Certification of
Immunization (DH 680).
Available through your
healthcare provider or at
Health Department locations
in North Port and Sarasota,
this is the official record
showing that your school-age
children have had all the im-
munizations needed for their
grade level.
By the time a child starts
school, he should have already
had a number of required


immunizations. However, proof
of updates, boosters and series
completion is required to enter
county schools for the first time
and to advance to some grade
levels.
Florida immunization
requirements for school at-
tendance for the 2012-13 school
year are DTP (diphtheria,
tetanus, pertussis), polio, MMR
(measles, mumps, rubella),
varicella, hepatitis B and Tdap
(tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis).
"Let's all have a great start to
the school year. Compare your
child's immunization record
with the immunization require-
ments and also remember to
get the influenza vaccine at
the beginning of flu season,"
county Health Department
School Health Supervisor Linda
Glover said.
"Bring your student's DH
680 form to the school as
soon as you can so your
child's first day of school will


be a positive experience."
Students who do not have the
required immunizations will be
sent home from public schools
on the first day. In addition,
they will not be able to ride the
bus or participate in sports,
band or other extracurricular
activities until the school has
the DH 680 form showing that
they received the required
immunizations.
For more information, con-
tact your health-care provider
or the Sarasota County Health
Department's Office of School
Health at 941-927-9000, ext.
32101.
For a complete shot
schedule, visit the school
district's health website,
http://www.sarasota.kl2.fl.us/
schoolhealth.
Parents with questions
about immunizations can visit
http://www.sarasotahealth.
org/services/immunizations-
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Buses are back on the road


- be careful


FROM THE SARASOTA COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Sarasota County School District
offers these back-to-school safety
reminders for motorists and students.
For motorists:
Stop for school buses. A school bus
will display flashing amber lights about
200 feet before it reaches a bus stop.
When stopped, it will display flashing
red lights and have a stop-sign arm
extended on the driver's side. Florida
law requires that motorists following
a school bus or approaching from the
opposite direction must stop a safe
distance from the bus when its flashing
red lights and stop sign are activated.
Traffic must stop in both directions on
all two-way streets and roads, including
those with turning lanes.
Vehicles travelling in the opposite
direction of a stopped school bus may
proceed at a safe speed only if the
street or road is divided by a physical
barrier, a raised median or an unpaved
space of at least 5 feet.


Slow down and watch care-
fully when approaching a bus stop.
Children may not be paying attention
to traffic.
Look on both sides of the road
when children are at bus stops.
Students may be crossing to get to the
bus stop.
Watch for children on bicycles on
their way to school or a bus stop.
Follow the direction of crossing
guards so students can cross safely.
Slow down to posted speeds in
school zones during opening and
closing times.
Leave home earlier during the
first week of school to allow for
increased traffic.
For school bus riders:
Be alert to traffic. Check both ways
for cars before stepping off the bus.
Make eye contact with the bus
driver. Wait for the bus driver's signal
before you cross the street.
Walk in front of the bus; never
walk behind the bus to cross the
street.


While waiting for the bus, stay in
a safe place away from the street.
Never go under the bus to retrieve
something you've dropped.
Be aware of backpacks or loose


AP FILE PHOTO
clothing that could get snagged on
bus doors or hardware.
Bus routes and schedules are
available on the district website,
sarasotacountyschools.net.


What's for lunch?
Go to sarasotacountyschools.net
and click on School Menus under
Main Menu to find out what's
being served every clay, including
nutritional Information about
each item.


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Amazing Value $230,000
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Fabulous Sailboal Waterfront
Amazing view, elegant like new 3/2/2 custom
2002 built, in Punta Gorda's Prestigious
Burnt Store Isles... Reduced $349,900
(owner financing possible)


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New Port Charlotte Pool Home 3/
2/2, GRANITE & TILE PAVER
BRICKS, etc. 1622 sq. ft.
Only $149,900 Really!


P.C. Boating Canal Pool Home -
Excellent value, 3BR, 2.5BA Home w/
Boat Dock, automatic pool cleaner, etc...
$5422 Down &
$426,12/month*


Brand New Port Charlotte Home,
Great Area- 2011 built 3BR/2Ba home,
tray ceilings, wood cabinets, nice
details, in desirable sec. 50.
$5145 Down &
$689.09/month*B


Burnt Store Isles Sailboat Canal 4
Bedrooms, 3 Baths, pool & lanai, 20'
dock, 13,000# boat lift.
Reduced to $474,000


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Bedrooms, 3 baths, pool & lanai,
20" dock, 13,000# boat lift...
Reduced, Just $474,000


Beautiful Inside! Updated 3/2/2,
Great Charlotte Harbor Area Section
13. Exceptional home with newer A/A,
etc. $124,900 or $4372 Down &
$585.49/month*C


Almost complete section bu -
Owner will pay all fees needed to
complete 3BR/2BA home, tray
ceilings, 1876 sq. ft.
$165,000 Lease Option Available


Updated Pool Home & 30'x40' Garage/
Workshop with A/C, 3/2/2, vaulted
ceilings, fabulous upgrades.. Great
Englewood Area!
$197.900 Reduced. Must See!


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$5247 Down &
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Short Sale Desirable Section 15 4
bedroom, 2 bath, pool home, 2 car
garage + carport, oversized corner lot!
Reduced $124,900 or
$4372 Down & $594.36/month*F


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$34,900 Down &
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Beach, quick access, multi-level dock for Ig.
boat, 3BR/3 baths, elevated spa deck.
$299,000 $28,405 Down &
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Waterfront Lot Just off Oyster
Creek Only one bridge to the ICW &
Gulf!
$65,000 Great Price!... or with
New 3 BR Pool Home $230,000!


Active Gated 55+ Community -
New homes with nice upgrades,
appliances, screened lanai, etc.
$135,000 to $200,000+


Wow! Newer North Port Home on Half
Acre 2004 Built 3 BR/2 Baths,
Shows like a Model, Professionally
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$749,000
ELEGANT CONTEMPORARY 3BD 2BA home on premier
barrier island with its unique mixture ofold Florida charm,
pristine gulf beaches. Beautiful interior design. Screen
lanais on every level. Great boating waters & world class
sunsets. Lonnie Smith (941) 323-7626

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$164,000
IMMACULATE, UPDATED SPACIOUS 2BD/2BA home
on deep salt water canal in prime location on the
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$169,000
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home with terrazzo flooring. Open kitchen, inside utility
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$399,000
OVER 3 ACRES IN EXCLUSIVE COMMUNITY. Spanish
style 3bd/3ba home. Den & large family rm. Separate
garage on the back lot. Zoned for horses. Oversized
lanai w/pool. N5775242 DeeTanski (941)223-3962


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floor plan with breakfast bar & living room area. Twc
suites with updated bathrooms & walk in closet. Condo
second floor of historic KMI building. Amazing location
beaches, shopping & parks. Joanne Jacobsen (941) 40


$69,91
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location. Well maintained, open floor plan v
lots of tile, family room & screen lanai. Ready
new owners. Kim Dermody (941) 587-0627


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BRADENTON $55,000
Completely furnished, including linens,
dishes, pots & pans! Newer central A/
C. Washer & dryer included. Affordable
mobile home park.
Pam Edgington 941-812-6324
wwwpmdentialfloridarealtycom/M5827123


Great location potential, 3 units located
10 mins from the beach. New roof &
interior paint. Finishing work includes
kitchen, bath, HVAC, & more.
Tom McClellan 941-720-1500
wwwpmdentialflondarealtycon/M5830149


BRADENTON $649,000
Waterfront home on approx 3/4 of an
acre amongst mature oak & fruit trees.
Power boat access to Manatee River,
Tampa Bay & the Gulf of Mexico.
Kristin Steffen 941-465-6174
wwwpmdentialfloridarealtycom/N5773692


BRADENTON $649,000
Waterfront home with 5 bedrooms & 3
baths. Located on Warner's East Bayou
w/powerboat access to the River, Tampa
Bay & the Gulf.
Kristin Steffen 941-465-6174
www pmdentialflondarealty com/M5829745


BURNT STORE MARINA$120,000
2/2 Marlin Run Villa turnkey fur-
nished, perfect for your winter get-
away or rental unit.
Diane Koughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580
wwwpmdentialflondarealtycom/C6994435






BURNT STORE MARINA $199,000
2/2 end unit villa in secure gated com-
munity within a gated community! 27
holes of affordable onsite golf.
Diane Koughan 941-661-8580
www pmdentialflondarealty corn/C7021970


BURNT STORE MARINA $266,900
Marina South Shore condo with 3 bed-
rooms and 2 bathrooms offers a spec-
tacular view of the Marina & Charlotte
Harbor!
Diane Koughan 941-661-8580
wwwpmdentialfloridarealtycom/C7030750





BURNT STORE MARINA$345,000
Remodeled ground floor condo, fully
furnished. 3/2 with over 2000 sq ft of
living space.
Diane Koughan 941-661-8580
www prudentialflondarealty cornm/C7032131


ENGLEWOOD $109,900
Enjoy the Southwest Florida lifestyle
in this furnished 2/2 Forest Park
Condo. End unit with parking for 2
vehicles & workshop room.
Jon Chabra & Dave Hoffa 941-223-2137
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BURNT STORE MARINA $157,500
2BR+den/2BA/2CG home with 1416 sq
ft of living space. Gated community
offers a full service marina, golf, tennis,
dining, & more!
Maurie Woosley 941-628-1822
wwwprudentialflondarealty com/C7035237


BURNT STORE MARINA$249,000
Furnished 3/2 with 3 sided lanai for a
panoramic view of the South basin of
the Marina. New Travertine flooring.
Diane Koughan 941-661-8580
www pmdentialflondarealty com/C6999029






BURNT STORE MARINA $269,000
Upgraded & furnished 2/2 pool home
with newly painted interior. Heated
pool & spa with new heat pump com-
plete this paradise!
Diane Koughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580


3rd floor wedge unit with floor to ceil-
ing windows. Designer furnishings are
included. New A/C & dishwasher in
2011.
Diane Koughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580
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ENGLEWOOD $179,900
Canal front home, mostly furnished. 2
miles to Manasota Beach, Englewood
Sports Park, golfing & more! 2 bridges
to the intercoastal,
Joe Thompson 941-539-4178
wwwDnidentialflondarealtvcomiD5785425


BURNT STORE MARINA$173,500 IBURNI MURL MARINA $1/ 8,9u
Fully furnished turnkey 2 bedroom, 2 3/2 with enclosed lanai. Turnkey fur-
bathroom condo with a full view of nished w/high ceilings, bright kitchen,
Charlotte Harbor! separate laundry & spacious 2 car
Diane Koughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580 Diane Koughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580
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BURNT STORE MARINA$239,000
Upgraded 2/2 condo end unit. The
Marina offers golf, tennis, waterfront
dining & more. Come see this friendly
9ated community!
iane Koughan 941-661-8580
www prudentialflondarealty com/C7035087


BURNT STORE MARINA $259,000
2BR+den/office with a long list of
upgrades including stunning hardwood
floors, crown moldings and oversized
baseboards.
Tom Mattas 941-205-2102
wwwprudentialflondarealtycom/C7031213


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Unobstructed view of Charlotte Harbor
from this completely remodeled 3/2/1
top floor condo. Move in condition!
Diane Koughan 941-661-8580
www pmildentialfloridarealty com/C7032029






ENGLEWOOD $199,900
3BR+Den with 2167 sq ft of living
space. Oversized family room & large
kitchen with plenty of work space.
Saltwater paradise on a great canal.
Joe Thompson 941-539-4178
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main living areas. Jet tub in master bath,
pool has attached hot tub. Large covered
area for outdoor enjoyment.
Tom Mattas 941-205-2102
www prudentialflondarealty corn/C7019829






BURNT STORE MARINA $335,000
Ground floor unit with 3 bedrooms &
2 bathrooms features a remodeled
foyer, kitchen, baths and laundry room.
Diane Koughan 941-661-8580
www pmdentialfloridarealty com/C7032117


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Turnkey furnished & .,1, I Ii remod-
eled. 3BR, 2.5BA, den, great room floor
plan on 1+ acres w/lush landscaping.
Oversized 3 car garage w/storage.
Carol Gershowitz 941-875-3775
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ENGLEWOOD $274,000
Location, location, location! Beautiful
bay views reserved just for you! Full
length lanai area overlooks & is steps
away from Lemon Bay.
Kathe Owens 941-735-2332
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Completely remodeled beach access Enjoy lake views from 1n--~t =- room
condo w/gourmet kitchen New 20" tile in this 2/2 furnished cc, I i1. .. wood
throughout, fresh paint & morel View of laminate floors, impact glass windows &
Lemon Bay many amenities in the complex
Nancy Bell 941-380-3630 Leo Roberts 941-916-0598
www pmdentialflondarealty com/C7022244 www pidentalflondarealty com/C7034170






NORTH PORT $59,900 NORTH PORT $79,900
Welcome to Harbor Isles, an active 55+ Light & bright with an eat-in kitchen, for-
community Amenities include tennis, mal dining room, newer sliding windows
pool, bocce, horseshoes & marina w/river & fresh paint Tastefully decorated & on
& gulf access a quiet street
Cindy Esselburn 941-786-4731 Bruce Henry 941-628-3200
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Furnished villa on the 9th hole of the
Marsh Course at Heron Creek Includes
under cabinet lighting, sun tunnel sky-
lights & Bose surround system
Bruce Henry 941-628-3200
wwwprudentialfloridarealty com/C7035146






NORTH PORT $329,000
Heron Creek 4/3/3 pool home w/solid
wood cabinets, granite counters & one of
the best golf view lots Spacious pool/

Bruce Henry 941-628-3200
wwwnnidenialfl ondarealtvcom/C7031589


PORT CHARLOTTE $199,900
Waterfront 3/2 pool home, sailboat access
- no bridges, only 20 mins to the Harborl
Newer roof & pool resurfacing
Honey Isham/Lisa Barrela 239-898-4700
www nnientialflondarealtve om/C7030563


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Large, upscale beauty salon w/room for
expansion Great business opportunity
located in high traffic Burnt Store area
Carol Wade 941-585-9599
www pmdentialfloridarealty com/C7034646


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One of a kind home on over 1 /2 acre with
almost 2200 sq ft under air, a workshop
w/ 60 amp service & fishing/boat dock on
Snover Canal Waterway
Bruce Henry 941-628-3200
www pmdentialflondarealtycom/C7033195


i. i .11 a 55+ community with a
: ,' i,., you've always wanted
Home is located across from grand club-
house w/beach style pool
Joe Dixon 941-207-5070
www pmdentialflondarealty com/N5776216

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Waterfront family sized pool home with
4BR/2 5BA/2CG Private well with water
softening unit and private dock
Maurie Woosley 941-628-1822
wwwpmdentialflondarealty com/C7032015







PUNTA GORDA $55,000
2/2 w/neutral tile, carpet & paint
Screened in h ln-- 1-h- a beautiful view
of the lake .......... pool, clubhouse
& more
Linda Mazner 239-633-1970
wwwDruidentialfloridarealtvconm/C7027652


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Furnished 2/2 condo with a view Ground Home need- i., finishing touch New
floor end unit offers open water view roof, new garage door & paint
from almost every room Full size W/D in Needs flooring, cabinets and fixtures Call
laundry rm w/add'l storage to view
Leo Roberts 941-916-0598 Stacey Schwartz 941-441-5500
www padentialflondarealty com/C7035662 www padentialflondarealty com/N5777274
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NORTH PORT $95,000
Short Sale Well-maintained home close to
everything New roof last year, newer stain-
less appliances, eat-in kitchen w/plenty of
storage
Gail Collins 941-426-8965
www prudentialflondarealtycom/C7034896






NORTH PORT $214,000
Single family home in the resort lifestyle
community of Cypress Falls Move in
ready with 1908 sq ft of living space
Pam Copeland 941-716-2644
ww prudentialfloridarealty com/N5775969







OSPREY $63,900
Cute dollhouse with lots of new inside
including septic tank & system, paint
inside & out and kitchen City water
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
www pmdentialflondarealty com/N5761205


Elegant 4/3 pool home in Heron Creek w/
lake view All new paint inside, granite
counters & wood cabinets in kitchen &
California closets
Linda Mazner 239-633-1970
www prudentialflondarealty com/C7035728






PUNTA GORDA $75,000
2BR/2BA double wide modular home
Open floor plan wall GE appliances
Carport & oversized workshop w/work
bench & custom shelving included
Lauren Schmidt 941-661-6569
wwwnnidehalflondarealtvvcom/C7031972


5 4 acres with a lake view in North Port
Estates Build your dream home and
enjoy the tranquil beauty of nature with
privacy
Lois Kozak 941-468-2973
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NORTH PORT $259,900
3/2/2 w/mature landscaping, golf course
views across the lake & more Gated
community with 27 hole championship
golf course
Bruce Henry 941-628-3200
wwwapmdentialflondarealty com/C7026244







PORT CHARLOTTE $45,000
, ....1 decorated 2nd flr condo
S,1 & granite counters in
kitchen, enclosed lanal out back overlooks
pool Ready to move m
Linda Mazner 239-633-1970







PUNTA GORDA $32,000
Short sale Spacious 2BR/2BA house
with large rooms and a lot of potential
Lauren Schmidt 941-661-6569
wwwpmdentialflondarealty com/C7020197


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Newly remodeled 2/2 with wood cabinets,
new countertops, appliances, & tile floor-
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Linda Mazner 239-633-1970
www pmdentialfloridarealty com/C7033842


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PUNTA GORDA $115,000
2BR/2BA unit overlooking the pool and
clubhouse Recently upgraded and
offered furnished & turnkey
David Leibman 941-380-3660
wwwprudentialflondarealty com/C7031944






PUNTA GORDA $289,000
Manufactured home on a deep saltwater
canal Upgrades galore in this 3/2 pool
home, fully furnished with 2 docks
MUST SEEI
Maurie Woosley 941-628-1822
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loaded .. .. 111. I with everything you
want in your Florida home Custom built
& beautifully furnished
Kathe Owens 941-735-2332
www prudentialflondarealty cornm/N5776638


Premium large lot in Sawgrass com-
munity Builder offering a credit at home
purchase & land to accommodate the
largest floor plans available
Marian Metz 941-726-2799
www pmdentialflondarealty com/N5776694






VENICE $124,900
Ground floor unit, turnkey furnished with
lovely golf course views Open plan liv-
ing/dining area with wet bar Spacious
lanai
Marian Metz 941-726-2799
www pmdentialfloridarealty com/N5776331


VENICE $149,900
Light & bright 2nd floor condo, turnkey
furnished Golf course views from living/
dining area through walls of glass sliding
doors Community pool
Marian Metz 941-726-2799


PUNTA GORDA $120,000 PUNTA GORDA $149,900 PUNTA GORDA $239,900
Beautiful acreage for your dream home 2nd floor unit with 1517 sq ft of living 3/2 w/pool in Burnt Store Lakes Private
Enjoy country living at its best in an area space 3/2 plus a bonus room Crown mold- & serene setting with lake view
of Estate homes Now's the time to buyl ing, tile in kitchen, dining & living rooms Remodeled kitchen & more No detail
Carol Wade 941-585-9599 Maurie Woosley 941-628-1822 DianeKoughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580
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PUNTA GORDA $449,000
4/3 pool home on 3/4 of an acre on a
quiet cul-de-sac street Unique lanai w/
summer kitchen & separate mother-in-law
studio w/private bath Must Seel
Diane Koughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580
wwwpmdentialflondarealtycom/C7033508


3/2 PGI waterfront pool home, only 5-10
mins to the Harborl New A/C in 2012 &
overhead plumbing installed in 2011
Nancy Bell 941-380-3630
wwwmnidentialfloridarealtvcom/C7035369


Sun-kissed tropical home within walking
distance to shopping with a fireplace,
built-in book shelves & beautiful back
yard It has lots to offer
Betty Arnold 941-713-1983


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Plantation Golf & River Club residence
overlooks the 10th green Tastefully
appointed & ready for the golf enthusiast,
vacation get-away, or new home
Bruce Henry 941-628-3200
www pmdentialfloridarealty com/C7031120






VENICE $129,000
Mid-century custom bungalow w/poten-
tial in-law Open living & dining rooms,
interior laundry rm, on private oversized
lot City water & sewer
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
wwwpmdentialflondarealty com/N5775878

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Stand alone lake view Villa, maintenance
free & turnkey furnished 2 car attached
garage, community pool
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
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PUNTA GORDA $425,000
3/2/2 in Burnt Store Isles with
Southwestern exposure & sailboat access
to the Harbor Heated pool/waterfall Tip
lot with 180 ft seawall
Maurie Woosley 941-628-1822
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Views of unforgettable sunsets & the pow-
dery white sands of Siesta Beach will mes-
merize youl You'll never want to leave
Bruce Henry 941-628-3200
wwwpmdentialflondarealty com/C7033560






VENICE $115,000
Short Sale 3/2 pool home with fenced
yard Newer A/C & updated baths Eat-in
kitchen looks out on pool area Great
neighborhood
Diane Fuchs 941-266-8006
www prudentialflondarealty com/N5773650


VENICE $129,900
Newer top floor condo with 2BR/2BA,
open floor plan & separate den area
Kitchen offers wood cabinets & granite
countertops
Stacey Schwartz 941-441-5500
m nnldentihfln u rrn1tvenmm/S77 6560


VENICE $149,900
2/2/2 pool home with screened 'ntr-.
tiled foyer Wonderful potential i
block patio on side of pool with pool bath
accessibility
Pam Copeland 941-716-2644
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SARASOTA $1,100,000
Short sale Custom Mediterranean style
home with private walled enclave House
is 60% complete Boat slip 2 mins to
open water Incredible property
Janice Keith 941-648-0808
wwwpmdentialfloridarealty com/N5765692






VENICE $119,900
2/2 with one of the best lake views in
Venice Gardens Terazzo floors through-
out Built-ins in laundry room & office
for added storage
Pamela Copeland 941-716-2644
wwwprudentialflondarealty com/N5777283






VENICE $139,000
Lovely 4th tee golf front home w/large
rooms, many windows & upscale turnkey
furnishings Fresh paint, new A/C in '06,
replumbed in 2010
Jon Chabra & Dave Hoffa 941-223-2137
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Pool home with lots of charm and 2 car
garage Modern feel split floor plan Very
open, just spilling with natural light
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
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VENICE $189,900
Great family home with lots of square
footage Double doors open to foyer &
greatroom with a wonderful view of the
pool Situated on 1/4 acre corner lot
Pamela Copeland 941-716-2644
wwwpmdentialflordarealty com/N5776703


Large comer lot w/ side entry garage
Maintenance free home in the Venetian
Golf & River Club with all its amentities
Judy Mazrin 941-922-7030
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2/2 manufactured home with carport on **NICELY**UPDATED**FIRST FLOOR**
the intercoastal waterway Dock on deep CORNER UNIT** 2/2 co.. I 11.... hs-
water no bridges to Gulf access Venice Historic District and a hop, skip, and a
Stunning views from porch/patio Jump to beach
Diana Fuchs 941-266-8006 Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
wwwpnmdentialfloridarealty com/N5775678 wwwpdentialfloridarealty com/N5777318


VENICE $195,000
Beautiful attached villa in a gated com-
munity of only 60 homes Community
offers pool, spa, and small clubhouse
Jan Keith 941-468-0808
wwwpmdentialfloridarealtycom/N5777113






VENICE $225,000
Maintenance free 2/2+den villa with charm-
ing courtyard entry & gorgeous lakefront
setting Community offers heated pool &
clubhouse
Marian Metz 941-726-2799
www prudentialflondarealty com/N5776188


Quiet & private in Venice Golf& Country
Club Open kitchen with granite count-
ers, solid wood cabinets & stainless appli-
ances Community pool & more
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215


VENICE $249,900
Very desirable home on 1,. 1., i, .. ,
the Venetian Golf & R .. I'i i ....
room can be used as den/office Within
mins of Gulf Coast beaches!
Judy Mazrin 941-922-7030
www prudentialflondarealty com/N5776551


VhilENlt $S4y,5UU
Former showcase model being sold with
designer furnishings plus dozens of
upgraded options 3/2 5/2 pool home
overlooks a preserve
Sharon Beisser 941-716-3671
www prudentialflondarealty com/A3949942


Venetamn Golf & River Club Francia
model Upgrades galore, newer carpeting
& interior painting California closets,
large shower & garden tub Pool
Judy Mazrin 941-922-7030
www rudenitialflondarealtv corn/N577 4925


VENICE $239,900
Spacious 3/2 with upgrades including
bamboo flooring, re-piping, & new
refrigerator Spacious open floor plan
with added living space in between
Diane Fuchs 941-266-8006
www pmdentialflondarealty com/N5777036


Free standing patio home w/tile roof &
10 ft ceilings Guest room w/ private
bath & walk-in closet Wide lot w/south-
ern exposure
Ronald Alarie 717-341-0636
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VENICE $359,900
Lake view on a double lot with side load
garage Private guest wing plus a spa-
cious den
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
www pmdentialflondarealty com/N5776880







VENICE $639,000
4/3 pool home with 3123 sq ft & gorgeous
lake view Grand double door entry, Ig lanai
"F"irmnt "iinmmr kitchen Venetian Golf &

Judy Mazrin 941-922-7030
www prudentialflondarealty com/N5777256


3BR/2BA/3CG pool home with updates
including new A/C & replumbing
Freshly painted exterior and some interior
Diane Fuchs 941-266-8006
wwwpmdentialfloridarealty com/N5776947


Extended Florentine Model Villa in the
Venetian Golf & River Club Community
offers golfing, tennis, resort style pool & morel
Judy Mazrin 941-922-7030
www prudentialflondarealty com/N5776767


Custom built home with casual elegance
Double glass cntr- doors, open living &
dining room, I ..... room & sliders to
pool/lanai area
Marian Metz 941-726-2799
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4/4/3 with custom pool & spa on one of
the largest lanais in the Venetian
Breathtaking views from the upper level,
many custom features
Judy Mazrin 941-922-7030
wwwpmdentialfloridarealtycom/N5772287


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Spacious 3/2 condo with large screened
lanai overlooking lake & long golf fair-
way Never lived in
Marian Metz 941-726-2799
wwwprudentialflondarealtycom/N5775394


VENICE $309,900
3BR/3 5BA pool home overlooking golf
course 2 stories offering an open floor
plan with Master on the first floor
Premiere country club community
Cindy Esselburn 941-786-4731
www pmdentialflondarealty com/N5776597






VENICE $374,900
Spacious floorplan w/sliding glass doors
designed to bring the outdoors ml Large
heated pool & spa overlooks private
greenspace
Marian Metz 941-726-2799
wwwprudentialflondarealtycom/N5776267






VENICE $664,900
Exquisite estate home with oversized
lanai, private pool & spa & water view
Upgrades include a game room plus out-
door kitchen area
Judy Mazrin 941-922-7030
wwwprudentialflondarealtycom/N5776680


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to downtown Venice. 3BD/2.5BA, State of the art kitchen
with Europea i .. I 1.1 cabinets & design. Sub zero
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LOVELY ISLAND OF VENICE HOME with pool i
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years and own numerous real estate myself. I own my own
residence free and clear on the beach. I also own several
investment properties. Do I believe real estate is a good
investment? Yes I do!
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when they are looking to buy in the Greater Venice area.
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Agent.
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honoring the top 4% of all Coldwell Banker NRT sales
associates worldwide.
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zoning regulations and the local economy.
7. I had business total listings and sales over $16.8 million in
2010.
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assistant and one part-time assistant. Anything less and you
would be short changed.
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10. I have been a member of the Venice Yacht Club for over 20
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updated beach side condo. Gourmet kitchen. Open plan.
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brary, community center, Venice Theater, art center. Pool
ight on beach $495,000


LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. You buy the lot
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lorida room. Oversize 150 ft deep lot with trees. Short
'alk to downtown Venice or the beach. $324,900


IN VENICE ISLAND. Charming Ocala block home built
11959 has attractive cathedral ceilings with wooden beams
Living & dining area with an open great room concept.
, .t 1- -t; ;tli. 1, t walk to beaches, downtown or
S. i. i Trail. $399,900


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kitchen and breakfast room. Large 70 x 130 ft lot. Plenty of
room for pool. Just two blocks to the public beach. $379,500


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MANAGEMENT


Darling 2 BR/2 BA condo on the 2nd
floor at Bird Bay, overlooking a pretty
lake filled with wildlife. Active social
scene with clubhouse, Olympic pool,
fitness room, etc. FURNISHED
Priced to sell at $99,700






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240 West Tampa Avenue


RENTALS AVAILABLE
2/2 Duplex, Island of Venice,
$1200/mo
3/2 Gulffront Condo, Venice Beach,
$6,000/mo
Comm'I Bldg, 2000 SF, Island of Venice,
$2,500/mo
3/2 Condo on Island $1,100/month
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Venice


EXPANSIVE VIEWS from this 1-story end
unit villa. Vaulted ceilings open onto
enclosed lanai overlooking Capri Isles
Golf Course. Open kitchen with breakfast
bar. Pets allowed! $54,500


Kim Gauvreau
941-321-7229
guvrow@aol.com


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DARLING CANAL : 11 I: iii :I :
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WATERFORD GOLFING COMMUNITY
2BD plus den/2BA/2CG gated community.
Maintenance Free with nice water view. Community
pool across the street. Golfing membership is
optional. Priced at $184,900.


2 DEEDED BEACH ACCESS TO VENICE ISLAND
3BD+Office/2BA/2CG pool and spa. Built in
2002, paver driveway and lanai. Upgraded
kitchen and stainless steel appliances. Formal
living room, family room and all a short walk to
the beach. Now priced at $499,900.
Virtual tour available


r-LiL.rAN UIm I ULIr & UUUN I IT ULLUbD D-U IT
3 bedroom + den/3 bath/2 car garage and heated
pool. Award winning gated, golfing community.
Serene private wooded backyard with oversized
lanai. Extra 2 feet added to floor plan.
Lots of upgrades. Priced at $429,000.


2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, 2 car garage villa.
Small maintenance free community. Located
in Capri Isles golfing community. Prices to
sell quickly at $124,900.


A TOUCH OF PARADISE
2BD/2BA/1 CG with newer pool & cage.
Nicely upgraded with fenced backyard.
Short walk to the beach.
Furnished and priced at $249,900


INVESTOR ALERT!!!
Or build your own compound on this
4.37 acre parcel of land on Curry Creek.
Zoned for multi-units.
Only 1 bridge to the gulf
Priced at $439,900


MYRTLE TRACE in The Plantation
G&CC. 3BD/2BA/2CG attached villa.
Nice lake view. Tastefully remodeled with
community heated pool. Ready to move into
today. Golfing membership is optional
Priced to sell at $149,900.


LOCATION & PRICE ON VENICE ISLAND
Venice Island home 2BD/1.5 BA/1 CP
1/2 block from Venice Regional Medical
Center. Small, ready to move into and easy to
furnish.Great investment at $189,900.


VENICE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
2BD+DEN/2BA/2CG. Sale includes golf cart.
Premiere, private, gated golfing community.
Maintenance free villa, extended lanai and private
view. Golf equity and turnkey furnishings available
separately. Priced at PRICED AT $264,900


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Gulf Coast Realty
Team
941.485.5454


Boating water! Outstanding waterfront pool home with
exquisite finishes, loaded with all the the bells and
whistles, lots of money was spent to make this home a
dream come true! Almost brand new! 3/3/2 plus den in
great South Gulf Cove subdivision. $675,000


New Name, Same Great Professional Service
(Formerly Exit Realty Gulf Coast)
Locally Owned & Operated. We are Venice's largest home town agency.


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Move In Ready Immaculate Custom Built, 2 Story Home
Completed In 2011-4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Over 2700 Sq. Ft.
Lots OfUpgrades, Reverse Osmosis &Water Softener. Ventura
Village, Community Pool, Great Location Only Minutes To Gulf
Beaches. Sold For $243,000.



We need

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listing!


Gulf Coast Realty Team 1000 S. Tamiami Tr, Venice FL 34285

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Need plenty of space for your family? This 2321 Sq Ft
home has plenty! 4 bedrooms, living room, dining room,
family room, office and more. Lanai (24x12) overlooks the pool
and gorgeous garden-like setting with bird of paradise and
manicured lawn up to the canal. $239,000






Totally renovated and beautifully turnkey furnished. 2
bedroom, 2 bath, ground floor convertible unit in popular Bird
Bay. Everything has been replaced with new floors, counters,
cabinets, appliances, new paint and all new baths. 2 screened
lanais too! Hurry, call today only $92,900!


NEVER LIVED IN this 2BD/2BA.Kitchen has granite
counters, stainless steel appliances, tile floors on the diagonal,
carpet in bedrooms. Water views! Close to downtown
shopping, restaurants, nightlife, boating & beaches. The
Venetian Waterway Trail just below your balcony. $330,000


This bright and spacious maintenance-free villa in St.
Andrews Park at The Plantation features 2BD/2BA, a den with
Murphy bed/desk combo, 2-car garage, plus a glassed-in
sunroom and oversized lanai with private preserve view. An
y eat-in kitchen & open floor plan. $199,000


Brokers/Owners

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Fantastic Pool Home on a
park like setting lot. 3/2/2
for only $329,000
www.2110datepalm .info


Beachfront and
Oceanside Condo, 2/2,
furnished only $399,000
www.255esplanade306.com


NOKOMIS,
Great location on
half acre lot. 2/2/1
updated for
only $159,000
www. 126gulf.info


COVE POINTE
Best lakefront and green
preserve pool home 3/3/2
$259,000
www.1944covepointe.info


SORRENTO EAST, NOKOMIS SOUTH GULF COVE,
Beautiful J&J pool home SAILBOAT WATER!
on freshwater lake Brand new 3/3/2 plus den
Built in 2002 for pool home for $699,000
$334, 900
www.2231 Lakewood.info www. 13437Greencastle.info
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Pool, Lake View.
$449,000
www.311 WildPine Way.info
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Stunning large home
on a lake for
$269,000
www. 1066Trumancorn


Waterfront, Boat dock and
Lift! 2/1.5 plus guesthouse,
carport, only $159,900
www. 170Morningstar.info






* ENGLEWOOD
Close to downtown and the I
beach! Totally renovated and
upgraded super nice home 3/2/1
$121,000
www3 2Wentwnrtw h infro


VENICE BOATING CANAL
Wonderful pool home 3/2/2 Newer pool home, beautiful
$305,000 waterfront lot plus
wwl ,09iou dock/lift $699,000
www. 1649Liscourt.info www.339Ardenwood.info


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VENICE, VENETIA
Beautiful 3/2/2 pool
home, green preserve
$250,000


CrUvf ost Realty


SAWGRASS, VENICE
Beautiful lakefront
lot for $150,000
www.3240tterCreek.info


BOCA ROYALE
ENGLEWOOD
Golf & Country Club
Beautiful lake front
t1$QQ lo nn


VENETIA ENGLEWOOD ISLES, SAWGRASS CHESTNUT CREEK, WATERFORD ISLAND WALK "SOLD" HERE!


ErNGLEWOOD ISLES LAKES OF PLArITATIOrN,VErIICE SAWGRASS. GULF COVE. SORRENTO EAST BRIDLE OAK
Listed at $229,900 JACARANDA, VENICE Listed at Listed at Listed at $187,000 NOKOMIS Listed at $279,000
Listed at $319,000 $105,000 $434,000 Listed at $219,990
www.E/kesForIdaRetyo' m91,.441.7073


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4BD/2BA/3CG CORNER LOT BY A CUL-DE-SAC.
Spacious and open! Luxurious master bath has soaking tub,
walk-in shower and double sinks. Move in ready! Plenty of
room for entertaining or a large family. Located in the heart of
North Port and close to famous area beaches, Shopping and
entertainment. Live the Florida lifestyle and make this
your new home. $189,500


READY TO MOVE IN! Clean, nice and open layout and 3BD/2BA HOME IN GATED COMMUNITY OF TALON
has city water. Compare the value of this 2BD92BA home to BAYwith pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, canoe/kayak launch tc
others in the price range and see what a bargain this is. Priced the Myakkahatchee River Enjoy resort style living and be close
to SELL! $47,500 beaches, shopping, dining and entertainment. Tile floors, eat
t in kitchen, can fighting, custom curbing, upgraded appliances
I and more. Take advantage of the current market values before
they rise again and make this your new Florida home. $172,00C


I Cal Fo A FRE Foelsr Lis 2,0 RERpr- isfrS


KAKhE poured concrete walled home wimtl too many extras to
fit here! Just over a half acre of land, a detached workshop/
garage and carport in addition to the main attached garage.
Tile floors, granite countertops, upgraded appliances and
fixtures, security system. This home was constructed using
the all wall system, built by a builder, for a builder. This
state-of-the-art 3BD/2BA can be yours for $169,900


DUCK KEY A gult access JBD/2LbA watertront gem ina zU1UKI NALE. Enjoy a view ot the courtyard and pool trom
much sought after deed restricted island subdivision. Launch every room! 3 BD + den, 3 baths, 2-car garage, 10' ceilings,
your boat from your private dock with only the large El Jobean 18xl 8 tile tray ceilings in master gourmet kitchen with
bridge between you and thI e open water Grate countertops, pantry, 42" upper cabinets, granite counters, & under moutt
stamless steel appliances impressive eating kitchen bar and sink. Designed with flowing plan, with a separate guest
stylish cabinetry archways, insets, screened lanai, high-grade quarters & their own bath 138,700
flooring and more. $245,900 q


HOURGLASS LAKES! Good value in thi
lovely tiled villa with pond view. Close t
everything that Venice has to offer. Call for a
appointment today! MLS# N577663
$155,000


bANUALVVUUU HAAKr! Almost new aouoiewiie. LA CASA DOUBLEWIDE! Well priced 2
No worries here. Take a look at Sandalwood which bedroom, 2 bath home, ready for new owner!
s a very active MH. Built in 2006 on an oversized La Casa is a very social MHP. Come take a
ot. Lovely kitchen, master bath has a whirlpool tublo s uwant t a
as well as separate shower. Make an offer! MLS# look! You are as busy as you want to be in La
N5775153 $109,900 Casa. MLS# 5775150 $49,900


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Ellen McCarthy, Broker Associate

Direct: (941) 235-5648 Cell: (941) 628-6954

Toll Free: (877) 218-6552
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#1 Selling Team!
B RHONDA GUSTITUS TEAM
941.488.5410 or 941.426.4394
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MLSaC7022481 $174.800


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MLSnC7030046 $199.800


HERON CREEK GOLF & CC!
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MLSC7028381 334.- .900
MLSBC7028381 $334.900


$124,900
FANTASTIC IN-GROUND POOL HOME


MLSnC7034680 $124.900


BOBCAT TRAIL!
LAKE FROI1T LUXURY HOME'


MLSBC7032173 $198.800


ON FRESHWATER CANAL!
DIRECTLY or0 THE BLUE RIDGE
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3BD12.5BA POOL HOME
SOLAR HEATED WITH TILE ROOF.


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CHARLESTON PARK!
AFFORDABLE LUXURY HOME ...

-..:.. 3r. LSBC7035153 I 177.000
t. 3,: k, 3r.J' MLSaC7035153 $177.000


POOL HOME
TERRIFIC POOL HOME OJ
CORIJER LOT .r..:.r.:. r.Jr. .

MILS C7034606 $117.500


GULF ACCESS!
PARK YOUR BOAT II YOUR
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LS C7034605 119.500 .i..: L l r ,r,
MLSBC7034605 $119.500


POOL!
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HOME r:, I ...3 :. ,I-8 8,0


MLSBC7031026 $148,800


HERITAGE OAK!
LAKEFROfIT-FURNJISHED! I.r ::


MLSNC7030797 $105.000







LAKE VIEW!
STU tJIJiIIG LAKE VIEW 3 ,..:..:, ,
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1 -LS C7018865r 79900
MLSaC7018865 $79.900


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MLSnC7034619 $79.900


HERITAGE LAKE PARK!
OUTSTANDING VALUE -, ,,r1, i

SMLS ,7029517, 53.500
MLS nC7029517 $53.500


PLANTATION GOLF & CC! NEAR THE BEACH LAKE VIEW!
PERFECT 2/21ICP FURIJISHED ENID CONDO HEAR THE BEACH! i n.:, LAKEFRONT CONDO! :L' :E-
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LEASE 5900 Pan American NP (Office Building) MLS nC7034397 517.00 sq/fl
LEASE 5600 Peace River Rd. MLSuC7033257 S250
LEASE 12457 Tamiami Trail, (Office/AparLment Building) MLSOC7035169 S800 month
FOR SALE 11001 Tamiami Trail (Warm Mineral Springs) MLS C7035243 S224.700
Green Acres Hotel!
FOR SALE Commercial! LOT at 470 Tamiami Trail, PC OVER 1/2 ACRE S188.800
Green Acres Hotel!
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
1690 Lantana Ave. ENG. 2559 N Toledo Blade NP


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SAWGRASS Immaculate 3BR/3BA pool home w/open bright floor plan SAWGRASS Gated community 3BD possible 4 BD home w/ split floor plan,
overlooking the private creek & preserve view The spacious kitchen separate office/den/media room for privacy or working from home. This J&J
offers plenty of counter work space with breakfast nook. Beautiful Built Barbados model is energy efficient Radiant Barrierand Hurricane Film on
neutral colors throughout with designer touches. Hurricane shutters. all Windows Central Vacuum, additional freezer Conan counters full wall
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SHORT SALE! SOLD "as is" 1 94 Acre, area of huge and newer homes,
DIRECT GULF ACCESS next to cul-de-sac in a secluded
2BR/1BA/1CG home with city water & subdivision without deed restriction, yet
view overlooking water from all rooms. minute to the Mall, restaurant & hospital
Concrete seawall w/boat dock & slip. Buy it and BUILD your DREAM HOME
Boat ride 10-15 minutes to Gulf of NOWI $24,900
Mexico. $99,900
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SHORT SALE
Sold "As Is" Pool home with 3BR/2BA/
2CG Open floor plan Granite counter top,
kitchen island with breakfast bar Laundry
room under air Carpet in 2 bedrooms need
to be replaced The property needs TLC
$84,900


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SOLD "as is"! 3BR /2BA /2CG home
with city water located on an oversized
comer lot with fenced in backyard Open
floor plan Wood cabinet and laundry room
under air Soaker tub and dual sink in
master bathroom Carpet NEEDS


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LARGE NICELY FURNISHED HOME, CLOSE TO POOL & CLUBHOUSE
2BD/2A, inside laundry, large F nicely furn, open floor plan 2 BD/1 BA,
snack bar, D/V, W/D, updated
room nice eatin kitchen inside shed plumbing Ig endcl porch vinyl siding,
new roof in 2011 $16,900 roof-over $24,900


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updated kitchen & bath, eat-in kitchen, furn eating kitchen, W/D, 2012 A/C,
indoor laundry, D 2012 A/C, xg roofover newly painted interior &
enclosed side porch. $5,900 11 exterior $8,500


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furn ,Ig eat-in kitchen w/D/W new laml-
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indoor laundry, front & back patios,
too many updates to list. $19,900
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PETS ALLOWED Lg double wide, VERY NICE HOME! 2bd/1ba, all
unfurn BD/2BA, new carpet in 2010, new bath, newer carpet/wood
new A/C in 2012, W/D, front porch plus flooring thru-out, built-in microwave,
side lanai $24,900 many updates. $12,900
Email: zanecooper@comcast.net


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maintained one owner mobile home close
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guarantee, AC in 2006, hurricane shutters.
OWNER WANTS OFFER! $82,500
Mary Stuart 941.735.1496



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ENGLEWOOD/PORT
CHARLOTTE AREA
2 Oversized Corner Lots
by Gasparilla & Pinedale
$3,999 each
1 Lot by Gasparilla &
Pinedale Backs up to the
Cape Haze Pioneer Trail
$3,999
1 Lot in Rotonda Meadows
$5,500
Mary Stuart 941.735.1496

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UAIUInII IVIlotUfl. LjreaL Location, 3 llllles
to beach, shopping & hospital. Perfect
retirement home. 1st time buyer, or
investment property for the season.
2BR/1BA. Huge fenced yard w/open patio.
Laminate wood floors, carpet, stainless steel
appliances, roof 2006. $78,000
Marv Stuart 941.735.1496


- ln,, i t ii- 1 ,ttli ,,.1 t 3BR/3BAinnewestbldg. Marble floors, access, 1BD/1BA, screen porch,W/D in
S .......... granite counters, 10 ft ceilings. Bonus rm. utility off screen porch. Community
S E. terrace offers ICW& Roberts Bay views. pool, tennis courts, elevator & stairway
... Nearbyrentaldocksforyourboat. to access 2nd floor Screen porch has
.ii ,, .. ,,, I I .,,,, Triple size lanai overlooks beach & Gulf. east exposure, storage closet. Berber
has heated pool & club room. $599,000 Spectacular sunsets. $1,159,900 carpet & ceramic tile floors. $69,000
Karla Furry 941.320.8397 Karla Furry 941.320.8397 Terry Riley, 941.492.7831


ONE FULLACRE, boasting 3BD/3BAw/
detached 600 sf in-law apartment.
Renovated kitchen w/beautiful wood
cabinets, new appliances, new lighting.
Fireplace. Freshlypainted. Newroof 2011.
In-ground HEATED pool. 1 yr home
warranty $249,000
Kim Vogel 413.221.4261








AFFORDABLE 4BD, 1.5 BATHS, on
quiet street with fenced backyard, large
concrete patio measures 12'x54' with
heated spa, concrete block construction,
City water & sewer, 10'x16' storage shed.
8 ceilings fans, roof replaced 2010.
$210,000 Terry Riley, 941.492.7831


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IHis SlUNNING 3BU/2BA
immaculately maintained by original
owner. Beautiful kitchen upgrade with
Bruce Hardwood Floors, New
Silestone counters, marble Back
splash, Stainless Steel Appliances,
Fantastic corner lot Extended lanai &
large Solar Heated pool. $333,500
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
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SOUTHERN EXPOSURE with fantastic lake &
golf course views from your extended lanai.
This popular Westfield built duplex
Monterrey villa offers 2BD/2BA/Den with 2

Newer A/C. Updated faucets & fans.
Hurricane windows & shutters. Large
kitchen with tons of counters. $239,000
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211


MUSI SEE. Moditied 3B)/2BA Siesta tloor 3'3 IILLKUEL
i ; h i 1.h i l ,l it,; ... ith VENICE GOLF & CC
i i I I .. Stunninglake & golf course views.
I 1...... I, .... h ill iii. ... custom Rutenburg 1964 sf
Ill ........... ,ii ii .ian 3/2/2 home withpremium upgrades.
counters in kit. Breakfast nc -I- rl- -1inr Gated comn with two community pools,
poolarea. Breakfastbar T.I. i....... tennis, fitness center, clubhouse & social
floors throughout except carpet in mother in activities. Special buyer incentive.
1aw suite. $427,000 $215,000
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211 Brendan Jordan 941.223.6671
wwwJenMagoon.com Nancy Jordan 941.468.5146










FABULOUS lake front villa in GATED & BEAUTIFUL & IMMACULATE 3BD/2BA home
maintenance free. This stand alone atanEXCEPTIO -..-it 1 --.-,
turnkey furnished villa is tastefully home warranty! ,h. I .,i... I ,. ,i ,i
decorated. Community pool only steps 1 1,. 1 1..; ... .. I 1
way. 2BR/2BA/2CG. Granite counters in ...... .. ...... . ,
kitchen, ceramic tile, tray ceiling, Newly painted interior, new quartz
skylights & wet bar. 1 yr home warranty countertops and stainless steel sink. the
incl. $228,800 )uartz finished heated pool, outdoor shower,
Sue Smith 540.533.1807 and peaceful pond views. $274,900
sue.smith@floridamoves.com IKim Vogel 413.221-4261


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miles from this 3BR, 2BA, 2CG home
which features new 140 mph rated
dual pane windows, 3 sets of sliding
glass doors open to a 10'x32' screen
porch which features a heated spa.
NO mandatory subdivision fees.
$160,000
Terry Riley, 941.492.7831


STUNNING 3/2/2.5 POOL HOME on
almost 1 acre in Venice. This well
kept beauty has everything to
offer and lots of room for the toys!
Wooded view for privacy. Must
com e eto really appreciate. One
Year HomeWarranty $459,000
Lori Stewart 941.223.0441


2BA/1CG end condo with all the
amenities. Perfectly located in Capri
Isles Golfing community. Close to
Venice island, Shopping, Restaurants,
Beaches & Much More! Relax at the
community pool just steps away in all
that Florida has to offer in this peaceful
setting. 1 Yr Home warranty included.
$129,900
Kim Vooel. 413.221.4261


West. 3BD/2BA/2CGw/open floor
plan caged pool, cathedral ceiling,
tile counter tops in kitchen plus
breakfast nook, 4 sets of sliders to
pool & covered porch. One owner
home in a quiet neighborhood.
$162,000
Terry Riley, 941.492.7831


1/3 ACRE LOT on Duck Key direct
gulf access via the Myakka River &
Charlotte Harbor. Surrounded by
lakes & canal water. Lot sits on the
water at end of quiet cul-de- sac.
Central water & sewer. $79,000
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
www.JenMagoon.com


SAWGRASS Gated golt course
community. Minutes away from
Venice Beach, Venice Downtown,
shopping. Low HOA fees. Swimming
pool area, clubhouse with fitness
center, game room, kitchen & lots of
social activities. Located on 8th hole,
buffered by beautiful trees. $49,000
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
www.JenMagoon.com


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