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See Santa Thursday


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST
The annual downtown
Christmas Walk, one of
the most festive events of
the holidays, takes place
Thursday, Dec. 6, when
most of the restaurants
and stores on Tampa,
Venice, Miami and
Nokomis avenues and


Nassau Street stay open
till 8 p.m.
"This is our annual
thank-you to our cus-
tomers, with music,
entertainment and
refreshments throughout
the whole of downtown,
where stores are deco-
rated and dressed up for
the holidays," said Kathy
Crisman, co-owner of


Dick's Shoes and orga-" T
nizer of the event.
The event starts about ,i
5 p.m., when Santa and
Mrs. Claus, riding on Old
Betsy, the city's first fire HOTOBYR
truck, will tour downtown.
Stopping at the breezeway Mrs. Claus (Susie Zavodnyik) hands out candies to
next to Bonnell's and Zak's Christmas Elves Marilyn Morris, left, manager of the
in the first block ofWest Venice Downtowners, and Audrey Riggs, who works
for Collectors Gallery & Framery, after discussing
SEE 15 preparations for Santa's visit Dec. 6.


Getting their Santa on

By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR
Santa's helpers come in all
shapes and sizes, but they
come to play.
Special Santas Rocky
Jankowski and Joe Giorgianni
have been playing the role for
at least 25 years each in Venice.
Jankowski began in a Fort
Lauderdale mall and worked T
his way into stints at hospitals f F,.
and eventually with Loveland.
for nine years.
His wife, Diane, got him his
first outfit. He's grown into the
role.
Santa's making a downtown
appearance at Centennial
Park's gazebo next Friday,
Dec. 14, at from 7 to 8 p.m.
He hopes Venice residents will
make a good showing. It's an .
unofficial, word-of-mouth visit
he's been doing for eight years. iA
His specialty is visiting sick -
or handicapped children in ,
their homes. .
"For at least a day they can
forget about their problems,"
Santa Jankowski said. "It's
priceless. It carries me through "- r-
the year."
In a grocery store a few years
ago he overheard a father tell a
boy he couldn't afford the gift
he was holding.
"I got his number and said Ni
I wanted to surprise him on
Christmas," he said. "I got him
a bunch of toys. He said it was
magical.
"I'm doing generations of ,
kids now ... the kids of kids I
sat with.
"The smile on their faces PHOTOS PROVIDED
... you can't buy the happi-
ness they get out of it. It only Above: Holly Peluso of Sarasota sits with Rocky Jankowski -
takes one person to make a as Santa Claus.
SANTA 1 7 At right: Santa Joe takes a break.


Landmark church expanding


COURTESY GRAPHIC


Venice Presbyterian Church, as envisioned in an artist's
rendering, received the Venice Planning Commission's
approval to move forward with renovations.


By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR
Venice Presbyterian
Church received the
city's blessing Tuesday
to proceed with a
$2.3 million renovation
project.
The Venice Planning
Commission approved
a site plan amendment
to expand the church
sanctuary and a special
exception petition to
reconfigure its parking
lot on the 7.8-acre site.
The grass parking


lot will be redrawn to
include a new access
point on the north side
for more efficient traffic
flow, and increase the
number of spaces by
42.
The majority of exist-
ing shell parking will
be replaced with grass
surface, according to
documents filed with
the city.
New dry retention
ponds will help the
flood-prone parking
lot. Church attendance
suffered in the past


during downpours.
Within the past
month two vehicles
had front-end colli-
sions and a pedestrian
fell and broke her nose
in the parking area,
said David Fouche,
construction manager
and church member,
who represented
Venice Presbyterian at
Tuesday's commission
meeting.
He said the tall pines
and layout contribute

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Prison


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millions

By SCOTT LOCKWOOD
STAFF WRITER
Sarasota County's Criminal
Justice Commission discussed
Monday the drawbacks to the
state Legislature's proposal of
having state inmates with less
than a year left on their sen-
tences to finish serving them in
county jails.
The proposal, which drew
fierce opposition from the
Florida Association of Counties
at its legislative conference
last week in Sarasota, would
add more than 300 inmates to
an already crowded Sarasota
County Jail system if approved
by the Legislature next year.
"The Department of
Corrections went through
an exercise like a lot of state
agencies did to identify ways
they could cut their expenses,"
county Criminal Justice Policy
Coordinator Wayne Applebee
said. "One way is to keep more
prison inmates in the county
jail. It'd save the state money
and would be a cost shift to the
counties."
Applebee said the county
identified 359 state inmates
that qualified under the
proposal to shift them to the
PRISON 17



'Pill mill'


law OK'd

By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR
The Venice Planning
Commission on Tuesday
finished its work on a draft pain
management clinic ordinance
designed to thwart pill mills.
There was no public testimo-
ny at Tuesday's public hearing.
The draft goes next to city
council for its consideration.
The city proposed the ordi-
nance to keep a step ahead of
what had become a burgeoning
pill mill problem in Sarasota
County before the county
adopted its own pain clinic
ordinance in 2011.
In large part the city ordi-
nance mirrors the county's.
It also designates the zon-
ing districts in which pain
management clinics can be
established: Office Professional
and Institutional (OPI), Office
Medical and Institutional
(OMI), Commercial General
(CG) and the Planned
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exception" to go into business,
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it to go before the planning

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County to North Port: Explain yourself


By SCOTT LOCKWOOD
STAFF WRITER
A week after the North
Port City Commission
voted down an invita-
tion to negotiate for the
management of Warm
Mineral Springs Day
Spa, the Sarasota County
Commission is giving the
city 30 days to explain its
issues with the proposal.
"They need to give
us feedback on items
they want to change on
the invitation," County
Commission Chair
Christine Robinson said
Tuesday.
At a joint meeting in
July, the county and city
commissions directed staffs
to create the invitation


to negotiate, or ITN,
that would combine a
request for proposals for
short-term operations of
the 81-acre Springs with
a transition to a proposed
longer-term agreement and
establishment for future
operations. Last week,
North Port Mayor Linda
Yates, along with newly
elected city commissioners
Cheryl Cook and Rhonda
DiFranco, voted against the
invitation, while commis-
sioners Tom Jones and Jim
Blucher voted in favor of it.
Sarasota County and
the city of North Port
jointly purchased the
Springs for $5.5 million
in December 2010. Since
that time, it has been
managed by Cypress


Lending, which began
overseeing day-to-day
operations of the prop-
erty in February 2009.
As part of the purchase
agreement, Cypress was
given a license agreement
to continue operation of
the Springs for 30 months
after the purchase.
That agreement expires
June 30, 2013.
Both commissions
voted unanimously for the
creation of the invitation
in July, meaning last
week's decision was a bit
of a shocker for county
commissioners. The
city commission voted
3-2 (Jones and Blucher
dissenting) in favor of a
short-term agreement and
wanted to arrange a joint


meeting with the county
board, but were vague on
any other future direction.
"This puts us back to
square one, and for me, I
don't want to participate
in a joint meeting until I
know why we're there,"
County Commissioner
Joe Barbetta said. "We've
already made our decision
-we voted 5-0 to proceed.
Now, for us to show up at
a joint meeting with that
same mindset, I want to
know what the North Port
commission finds wrong
with this process and
what's changed between
July and now. I want to see
it in writing and I want to
see their suggestions."
"They just arbitrarily
threw this out and made


no suggestions on how
to proceed, so for me to
show up at a joint meeting
is a waste of our time."
Commissioner Nora
Patterson said the county
could tweak the invita-
tion and send it back to
the city, and have the
city respond with any
changes or further input.
Her fellow commission-
ers unanimously agreed.
Yates said after the
meeting that she has
already placed discussion
of the invitation back on
next week's city commis-
sion agenda. She and Jones
both attended Tuesday's
County Commission
meeting.
"I figured we could
discuss the draft of the


invitation and if we
had issues we could
have it brought back to
the county," Yates said.
"Instead, we were given
the proposal. I don't think
there were specifics in the
invitation. For example,
are we giving someone
the right to build a
hotel? If so, where on the
property would it be?"
Yates said she didn't
favor automatically
extending the Springs'
contract with Cypress
Lending.
"It doesn't allow for a
competitive bid process,"
she said. "Again, this is
one of my concerns. We
have to talk out all of
these issues."
Email: slockwood@sun-herald.com


Springs in limbo after process derailed


By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH
STAFF WRITER
With no other plan in
place, the operators of
Warm Mineral Springs
will likely continue to
run things until commis-
sioners can sort out the
next step at the city- and
county-owned 81-acre spa.
At a joint meeting
between the city of North
Port and Sarasota County
commissioners in July, staff
was instructed to create a
plan for commissioners to
review and approve. The
plan included creating an
invitation to negotiate, or
ITN, for any firm inter-
ested in developing and


operating the Springs.
When the ITN was pre-
sented at last week's North
Port City Commission
meeting, three commis-
sioners, Cheryl Cook,
Rhonda DiFranco and
Mayor LindaYates, shot
down the proposal.
Yates, who called
herself "perhaps the greatest
protector of the property,"
said there needed to be a
"meeting of the minds"
between the city and county
commissioners to talk about
the types of businesses that
could be allowed on the
property's four parcels. City
Manager Jonathan Lewis
told Yates that's "not the di-
rection" both commissions


went during the joint
meeting in July. Both staffs
followed their direction to
develop the ITN.
Last week, staff presented
a 74-page ITN plan for
firms interested in the de-
velopment and operation
ofWarm Mineral Springs
to submit a proposal
(by Feb. 4). It states the
applicant must consider
building and strengthen-
ingWMS as a premier
destination, integrating the
existing historical resources
with any new construction,
promotion and protec-
tion of the archaeological,
hydrological and geological
significance of the site.
Applicants maybe asked


to make improvements
to the parking lot. They
would also have to lay out
profit-sharing with the city
and county.
After the three city
commissioners shot down
the ITN on Nov. 26, the
trio voted to ask the city
manager to arrange a joint
workshop with the county.
Commissioners Tom Jones
and Jim Blucher voted
against the motion, which
passed.
"I feel like we have
undone the work that
has gone into this plan,"
Blucher said. "Most com-
missioners don't like parts
of the current contract with
the Springs management


right now because we are
not getting profits. And
that's the contract that
could remain in place
because we haven't moved
forward with the ITN. I
don't know when the heck
both commissions are
going to be able to meet."
Lewis said after the
Monday commission
meeting that his staff
spoke to county staff and
sent a letter formally ask-
ing for a joint meeting.
"We do not have a
response yet, nor would
I expect one until the
county meets to discuss
the issue and the invitation
to negotiate," Lewis said.
"Once the county has their


opportunity to discuss it, I
think many of the ques-
tions will be answered.
Assuming the county is
willing to meet in a joint
meeting format, the loca-
tion will be determined."
If they do meet, the
boards may vote on a
short-term management
request for proposals,
or an extension of the
30-month agreement
with the Springs' current
management company,
Cypress Lending, which
ends June 30, 2013.
Either way, Lewis said
"something" must be
done with the Springs by
June.
Email: eallen@sun-herald.com


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Sarasota cemetery


to receive gift of


amphitheater

By JAMES A. JONES JR. could become a prototype
BRADENTON HERALD for other national cemeter-
ies across the country.
With 5,000 veterans Patterson began work-
already laid to rest ing with the National
at Sarasota National Cemetery Administration
Cemetery since its opening on the design and
in 2009, it is a "garden of construction of Patriot
stone that keeps growing," Plaza in 2010. It is the first
said Steve Muro, aVeterans time private philanthropy
Affairs undersecretary. has worked with Veterans
Muro spoke at the Affairs on a project of
groundbreaking Monday such complexity at a
for Patriot Plaza, a 2,800- national cemetery.
seat, glass-covered am- It wasn't easy, Muro
phitheater at the cemetery said, referring to federal
off Clark Road south of laws that strictly control
Sarasota. what can be done at a
The Patterson national cemetery.
Foundation is funding the Patterson officials in-
$8 million facility, which is tend to share their vision
expected to be completed of how public and private
by spring of 2014. Patterson partnerships can create
is also funding an endow- enhancements at national
ment to maintain the cemeteries to honor those
facility. No taxpayer money who served their country.
will be used. Muro spoke about the
The endowment is bond between veterans and
designed to ensure Patriot their country, and bor-
Plaza is as pristine 100 rowed from one of his pre-
years from now as it will decessors, Robin L. Higgins,
be at its dedication, said a former undersecretary for
Debra Jacobs, president Memorial Affairs in the U.S.
and CEO of the Patterson Department of Veterans
Foundation. Affairs.
Plans for Patriot Plaza "She felt that the veteran
call for a 20,800-square- and their country share a
foot glass covering, 48,000 special bond the span of
square feet of walkways and life and death. There is the
gathering areas, an 80-foot- knowledge that someone
tall stainless steel flagpole, truly cares and always
commissioned art and a will," Muro said.
rostrum the size of one and U.S. Rep. Vem Buchanan,
a half tennis courts seating R-Sarasota, said his district
a 55-piece orchestra. It will includes 90,000 veterans,
give crowds a comfortable but when family members
place to sit, protected from are calculated, the cem-
the elements. etery actually represents
Within 20 years, it is es- about 400,000 people.
timated 100,000 veterans "This is a project that a
and spouses will be laid lot of people around the
to rest in the cemetery. country would be inter-
The vision for Patriot ested in for their national
Plaza was to create not only cemetery," Buchanan said.
something outstanding for "This is the start of some-
the region, but for the coun- thing big not only for our
try, Jacobs said. Patriot Plaza region but for the country."


OBITUARIES
Merle L. Dwyer
Merle L. Dwyer, age 83,
of Venice, passed away
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
She was born Jan. 6,
1929, in Scranton, Pa.
Merle was a teacher in
both public schools and
private parochial schools.
Merle moved to Venice
in 1991 from Texas after
residing in Hillsborough,
N.J., for the majority
of her life. She was a
member of Epiphany
Cathedral in Venice and
an auxiliary member of
the American Legion.
She is survived by her
son, Glynn J. Dwyer Jr.,
of Highlands, N.J.; and
two granddaughters,
Ashton Dwyer, currently
a student at Bryn Mawr
College in Bryn Mawr,
Pa., and Erica Dwyer,
currently a student at the
Hun School of Princeton.
She was preceded in
death by her husband,
Glynn J. Dwyer Sr., who
passed away in 2001.
Services: A memo-
rial service will be
held in Scranton, Pa.
Farley Funeral Home,
Venice, is handling the
arrangements.

Bobby Falagan
Bobby Falagan, 75, of
Nokomis, passed away
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.
He was
born in

Oct. 31,
1937. Bobby
worked as
a machin-
ist and a
handyman.
Bobby was a man of
many interests. He was an
inventor with a particular
interest in science and,
above all, was concerned
about his fellow man.
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years, Sandra (Sandy)
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Morris Falagan and
Mildred Marsh Falagan.
Contributions:
Memorial donations may
be made to The Center of
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Venice, FL 34285.

Pattie Forshey
Pattie Forshey, 47, of
Venice, ,formally of Hyde
Park, N.Y., died Friday,
Nov. 30, 2012. Survivors
include her parents
Lorraine and "Chick"
Forshey, of Venice; sister,
Debi Stutz of Virginia; and
brother, Doug Forshey of
Virginia.
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ing and started her own
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Arrangements are by
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Hibschman Livermore,
age 80, passed away
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.
She was born Feb. 17,
1932, inWichita, Kan.
She graduated from high
school in Nappanee, Ind.
After her marriage to
Robert Hibschman, they
lived in Mentone, Ind.,
where they raised their
three daughters. She and
Robert moved to Venice
in 1971, where she lived
until 2006. She was a real
estate broker for Michael
Saunders & Co. for several
years. She later married
Norman Livermore of
Venice, and shortly after
moved to Saltillo, Tenn.
She is survived by
her husband, Norman
Livermore; and three
daughters, Annette
Alessi, of Birmingham,
Ala., Linda Bowersock,
of North Port, and Susan
Morello ofWaynesville,
N.C. She had six
grandchildren and 12
great-grandchildren.
She was a longtime
member of South Venice
Baptist Church.
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service is planned at this
time.


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County has 13,000 backlogged work orders


By SCOTT LOCKWOOD
STAFF WRITER

Sarasota County has a
backlog of nearly 13,000
work orders rang-
ing from light bulbs
that need changing to
major sidewalk and
road repairs and a lot
of that comes down to
the Maximo work-order
software system the
county currently uses to
track work orders.
County Administrator
Randall Reid said
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designed to increase ef-
ficiency and effectiveness
of work, was imple-
mented by the county
several years ago, and
is used by government
entities throughout the
nation. He said it could


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Venice Avenue, Santa will
be dropped off to sit and
relax by a lighted and
decorated Christmas tree.
Families should bring a
camera to take holiday
photographs of their chil-
dren or pets with Santa.
Mrs. Claus will be
found participating in the
Christmas Walk, stopping
at Nifty Nic Nacs to pick up
a fun gift for Santa, visiting
the cafes and restaurants
and calling atVenice
Stationers looking for


be a factor in the delay
of the delivery of services
because all activities
performed by county
maintenance crews are
done pursuant to work
orders.
"Normally, in most
places, if a crew went out
and saw a broken fence
or a vehicle was down on
the side of the road or
wouldn't start, somebody
would do a work order
and that would be a work
order for a specific task,"
Reid said. "This system
is based on the idea of
full-cost accounting, so
it actually has an order
to go out and check the
parks not just to find
something in it but check
the park every day."
Reid said the
county's downsizing in

"Venice" gifts for her long
list of family and friends.
Street entertainers
include the Swinging
Bridge Band at Venice
Avenue Creamery (for-
merly Bressler's); the
Countrytime Singers at
Dick's Shoes; and Smith
& Smith, singer and
keyboard, in the 100 block
In addition to the special
Christmas decorations
put up by the city of
Venice, longtime Venice
Mainstreet director Jean
Trammell has provided the
"Happy Holidays" banners
on display around town.
An annual tradition for
the Christmas Walk are


personnel due to the
economic downturn
and the privatization
of services has caused
an overdependence on
the Maximo system.
For example, every time
someone would call
about a broken piece of
sidewalk from different
locations in the county, a
work order is issued to fix
the sidewalk.
Another example
would be bringing
an athletic field up to
playing standards, which
could require multiple
issuances of five or six
individual work orders,
with separate crews
responding for specific
tasks, or requesting pri-
vate vendors to perform
certain tasks.
"That 13,000 number

luminaries, which again
this year are being put
out along the avenues
by 30 young members of
the Venice High JROTC.
These young people
will also be escorting
people on the crosswalks
throughout the evening.
Santa and Mrs. Claus
will be handing out candy
canes to children. Special
Christmas offers and
fun mini-competitions
are being organized by
some merchants who are
providing light refresh-
ments. Restaurants maybe
celebrating with festive din-
ners for this fun evening.
Members of Safe Place


doesn't mean all those
jobs weren't done," he
said. "It means that some
people aren't finishing
the job by not signing
off on the work orders.
That would be harmless,
other than the fact it
bogs down the system
and makes a number like
13,000 pop up. They're
either not paying atten-
tion or deliberately not
finishing it."
County Maximo
coordinator Jean Miles
said there are as many
as 5,000 to 6,000 work
orders entered into the
Maximo system each
month, and there may
be 18,000 work orders in
the system at any given
time. Of the 13,000 work
orders backlogged in the
system, approximately

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again have their booth
outside Venice Stationers,
where they will be selling
their popular collectors-
item 2012 Christmas
ornaments.
Downtown shopping is
different, fun and much
more interesting than the
malls, because here you
can stop and have some-
thing to eat and drink,
then look around the little
stores, which are much
more diverse with many
items you will not find
in the malls," said Sandy
McGowan, president of
Venice MainStreet Inc.
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8,000 have been issued
within the last three
months. Miles said the
county averages more
than 10,000 open work
orders every month, and
about 8,800 work orders
are closed. She said that
for the last three years,
the county has averaged
121,000 work orders per
year.
"We have a lot of
business units using
the system," Miles said.
"Parks, facilities, bridges
and drainage are the
biggest players, but we've
got some smaller groups
using it as well that don't
have nearly the numbers
that everybody else has."
Reid said efforts are
under way to prevent
future backlogs. This
includes further training


and determining wheth-
er duplicate work orders
on the same project can
be consolidated. Reid
also said it would help to
add capacity meaning
people that would
prevent situations when
workers are taken off
projects and put on to
other jobs.
"There is a reckoning
that is coming as we go
through this process,"
Reid said. "It's a reckon-
ing to be a premier
county, to have the
quality of services of
those areas we want to
be excellent in. There has
to be an understanding
of what that's going to
cost in capacity, and that
capacity cannot rob the
other areas."
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Dunkin' Donuts to debut Friday


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Free coffee for a
whole year is the prize
for the first 50 guests
at the grand opening
Saturday, Dec. 15, of the
new Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee & More, 563
North U.S. 41 Bypass,
in front of the Bird Bay
Plaza.
For coffee drinkers and
doughnut fans who can-
not wait, a soft opening
occurs this Friday, Dec. 7,
at 5 a.m.
This Dunkin' Donuts


restaurant will be open
seven days a week from
5 a.m. to 10 p.m. for eat-
in and takeout service,
with Christmas morning
service from 6 a.m. to
2 p.m. Current sea-
sonal treats are red velvet
donuts, white chocolate
latte and peppermint
mocha.
This is a new concept
store, with all-digital
menu boards, a ceiling-
mounted flat-screen TV
for news and sports and
free Wi-Fi.
Manager Rina
Barrows and 30


employees will provide
the full menu all day,
including breakfast
sandwiches. The
restaurant has seating
for 50 on bar stools,
in booths, at inside
table and at three patio
tables each seating four
people.
A senior discount is
available all day, and
happy hour is from 2 to
4 p.m. daily, with drinks
at half-price.
At the grand opening,
which starts at 9 a.m. on
the 15th, there will be
raffles, giveaways, face


painting and a radio
station remote.
This is the 35th
location for McNulty
Management, the Fort
Myers-based franchisee,
which continues to
develop new stores.
The majority of
its stores are in Lee
County, and in Miami
and the Keys. A store
in Charlotte County
opened last year, said
Nick Serriani, director of
operations.
They are still hiring for
the Venice restaurant.
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SUN PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON
Manager Rina Burrows and Nick Serriani, director of opera-
tions, outside the new Dunkin' Donuts Coffee & More restaurant
opening this Friday in the Bird Bay Plaza on North U.S. 41 Bypass.


Couple's styles are a cut above


Husband-and-wife
team Diane and Richard
Coykendal have opened
California Hair Studio,
804 E. Venice Ave. He is
a master haircutter and
she is a qualified hair-
coloring specialist.
They planned the
studio with an architect
to incorporate a "green
earth" design, and they use
organic and earth-friendly
products with a large
selection of color lines.
They offer men's,
women's and children's
cuts. Following a con-
sultation, they can do
a customized cut and
coloring, with inspira-
tions from international
design specialists in New


York and California.
Originally from Boston,
she has a bachelor's degree
in science specializing in
hair coloring. Changing
her career, she went into
nursing at Massachusetts
General Hospital, where
she specialized in labor
and delivery. Moving to
Naples in 1998, she met
a hair stylist who became
her husband. He's from
California and had salons
in Santa Barbara and
Naples.
When the 2005 boom
began they tired of the
big and busy city and de-
cided to move to Venice,
where he owned Divine
Designs in the TJ Maxx
Plaza. Preferring to own
their studio, they invested
in real estate in 2012 and
opened their own shop.
It opens Tuesday through
Saturday at 10 a.m. Call
941-485-8858.

New name
Venice Avenue
Creamery is the new


name for the popular
Bresler's Ice Cream &
Yogurt, 249 W. Venice
Ave., which has been
serving ice cream since
the mid-1960s, said Mike
Phillips, store manager.

Blue-light special
In response to readers
requesting information
about the small blue
lights recently fitted un-
der traffic signals at some
intersections throughout
Sarasota County, here is
the explanation.
Wendy Rose, in-
formation officer for
the Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office, said,
"The blue light is lit
when a traffic light
turns red so law en-
forcement in opposite
directions can tell who
is crossing the intersec-
tion after the red light.
There is no real signifi-
cance to drivers."
The blue lights are
installed by the county
or city. It is not known


if there are plans for ad-
ditional installations.

Party on again
Heidi Clarkson always
wanted to open a resale
store and has done so
after acquiring party
supplies at special prices:
The Social Butterfly, 101
W Venice Ave., Unit 7, in
the Island Plaza.
The resale business
is taking old things
and making them new.
Customized crafts include
her hand-painted and
moonshine wineglasses.
Party supplies include
balloons; birthday and
wedding tableware; bows;
and holiday d6cor, includ-
ing Christmas plates,
Santas and snowmen. She
sells new and rediscovered
gifts, including geckos,
chimes, palm trees, toys,
wreaths, gently used
clothing and mirrors.
"A percentage of sales
will go to a local ministry
for an orphanage in Haiti
and local needs," she said.


Born in Kansas City,
Mo., she was 6 when her
family moved to Venice,
where she graduated
Venice High School and
became a preschool
teacher at Lakeside
Lutheran. Later, she was
an office administrator,
then a certified nursing
assistant.
Her store is open
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday
through Saturdays. Call
941-914-3207.

Three straight
For the third con-
secutive year the oldest
personal and commercial
insurance agency in
Venice, Moody Agency,
270 South Tamiami Trail,
has achieved the status
of Best Practices Agency,
a member of the elite
group of independent
insurance agencies
around the United States.
Of the 1,200 agencies
nominated, only 224
qualified for the honor.
"This award is tied


directly to the great
clients and people I work
with," said Gar Reese,
owner.
Call 941-493-1583.

Correction
Enjoy the festive
spirit downtown with
Santa and Mrs. Claus,
taking advantage of
special offers and
discounts at stores
and restaurants open
till 8 p.m., Thursday,
Dec. 6, for the popular
annual Christmas Walk
on Tampa, Venice, Miami
and Nokomis avenues
and Nassau Street.

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

Send your news of a
news business opening,
an expansion, a reloca-
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What you missed, part 2


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Recently arrived to
spend the holidays in
Venice? Here's part 2
of what went on in the
business community
while you were gone.
In June, a Miami
company acquired the
Venice Pines Shopping
Plaza anchored by
Sweetbay supermarket at
Jacaranda Boulevard and
Center Road, and leasing
agent Terry Purdy of
Merritt Realty Resources
announced plans for
upgrades to the center.
Bonnell's Boutique
& Winery returned to
West Venice Avenue,
and Russell and Roberta
Pettigrove announced
Fifi's was expanding
to four stores by add-
ing Fifi's Shoe & Purse
Boutique on West
Miami Avenue and Fifi's
Furniture Store in the
Rialto Shopping Center.
Thirty-seven-year-old
John Giglio became
owner of the Freedom
Boat Club, with 80
employees operating


50 marinas and 50
franchised marinas.
It was announced
that Venice woule have
a 9/11 Victims and
Fallen Military Heroes
Memorial, located in
Patriots Park at the
northern intersection of
Business and Bypass 41.
Tropical Storm Debby
gave the city its first taste
of the 2012 hurricane
season, resulting in most
island restaurants and
several stores closing on
Sunday, June 24.
The annual Christmas
in July shopping ex-
travaganza was held on
the island avenues, with
many youngsters meet-
ing Summer Santa riding
the trolley.
At age 77, Gene
Stuppleman opened his
16th business, Geno's
Discount Merchandise,
on West Miami Avenue.
Brothers Peter and
Anthony Liakakos won
the first facade grant
fromVenice MainStreet
Inc. for their Bridgetown
Delicatessen & Market
on West Venice Avenue.
Mira and Jason Calton,


Ph.D., opened the global
headquarters of Calton
Nutrition in North
Venice, for sales, promo-
tion and distribution of
Nutrience, their multi-
vitamin product and
dietary supplement.
Sixty business people
met at Bentley's Boutique
Hotel to launch the
new Osprey Nokomis
Chamber of Commerce,
and Larry and Betty
Eppler opened Night
Owls Eatery in the Ark
Plaza, a take-out restau-
rant serving "ginormous"
owl-named sandwiches
from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Luca Cassiano and
Antonio Pariano, owners
of Cassariano Italian
Eatery on West Venice
Avenue, purchased the
nearby property leased
and occupied by B&B
Bootery Inc. and BW
Francis Inc.
Across the street, J.E.
Charlotte Construction
Corp. started on the
footprint of the 207-
seat Daiquiri Deck Raw
Bar, due to open in late
December.
Construction began


on the 9/11 Memorial
at Patriots Park featur-
ing a beam from the
destroyed World Trade
Center Tower One in New
York. Sherry Thompson
opened Gulfcoast Bath
Max on Center Court,
providing expert bath
remodeling services.
With friends and
clients, Blair and Karen
Post celebrated the
fifth anniversary of
Contemporary Hearing,
523 South Tamiami Trail.
Following two years of
construction at a cost of
$31 million, the six-
lane 9.4 mile section of
Interstate 75 from State
Road 681 to River Road
opened.
In August, Florida
Shores Bank announced
it's expanding, to open
an office on Fruitville
Road in downtown
Sarasota, and a ma-
jor upgrading of the
11-year-old Publix
superstore on the island
in the Venice Shopping
Plaza began.
Local bookseller
Patrick Keighley and for-
mer KMI student Larry


SUN PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON
Diners and their dogs take advantage of Mi Pueblo's status as
the first restaurant in the city licensed to offer dining with pets.


Homes started a petition
to change the name
of the Hatchett Creek
Bridge to KMI Bridge.
Crest Cadillac cel-
ebrated the opening
of its upgraded South
Venice location, and
Dunkin' Donuts revealed
plans to open in the
former Fired Up Burgers
& More in Bird Bay
Plaza. Mi Pueblo became
the first restaurant in
Venice to be granted a
doggie-dining permit by
the city.
With work on U.S. 41
from Bird Bay Plaza to
Center Road due to start
next summer, Simplicity
Salon & Day Spa became
the first business to


announce a move, to
East Venice Avenue.
Bimini Bar & Grill
opened on Blackburn
Point Road in Osprey.
Kat Quast took over as
executive director of
Venice MainStreet, and
Premier Sotheby's Venice
office returned to where
it originally started as
Bradway Moore on
Barcelona Avenue.
Publix purchased
the Venice Commons
Shopping Center on
East Venice Avenue
and Yummies Bakery &
Barbecue owners Alan
and Karen Tines celebrat-
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Arrow Environmental growing fast


By STEVE REILLY
STAFF WRITER

Sarasota-based Arrow
Environmental Services
recently has acquired
eight Southwest Florida
exterminators, including
Sunset Pest Control of
Englewood.
The company an-
nounced last week its
most recent acquisition


is Fort Myers-based Can
Eliminate Pest Control
for $800,000.
Arrow Chair George
Pickhardt said he wasn't
prepared to reveal
the acquisition price
for the one-operator,
Englewood-based Sunset
Pest Control, but he did
say it was a smaller com-
pany than Fort Myers-
based Can Eliminate Pest


Control and some of the
other acquisitions.
"We've been fortunate
in this particular mar-
ket," Pickhardt said.
Arrow now generates
more than $11 million in
annual revenues.
Other Southwest
Florida acquisitions in-
clude J & E Pest Control
of Sarasota, Burnett
Pest Control of Tampa,


Pro Tech/All-Pro of
Naples and Professional
Pest Control & Termite
Service of Inverness, Fla.
The company says it
grew from serving more
than 25,000 clients to
serving 30,000-plus.
While other companies
may be holding the line
on growth, Pickhardt
said Arrow consciously
decided to expand its


customer base through
acquisitions. However he
added that keeping new
customers satisfied is a
necessary component of
the company's success.
Besides extermination
and termite services,
Arrow offers lawn-care
and irrigation services.
According to a recent
ranking by Pest Control
Technology magazine,


Arrow was one of the 70
largest U.S. pest-control
companies.
However its roots are
local, serving Manatee,
Sarasota and Charlotte
counties for 50 years,
Pickhardt said.
Pickhardt represents
the third generation in
the family business.

Email: reilly@sun-herald.com





WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012


SANTA
FROM PAGE 1

difference in the life of
someone, especially for
a sick child. It makes
you appreciate what you
have."
Giorgianni, says he has
more fun than the kids.
He's a born storyteller
and humorist.
Santa Joe's gearing
up for a series of stints
as St. Nick, including
two at nursery schools
and a few on Christmas



PRISON
FROM PAGE 1

county jail. Using the
DOC number of 230 days
remaining in a sentence,
that would translate into
82,570 bed days in the
county jail. If those bed
days, which Applebee
estimated at $71 per day,
come to the county jail,
it would cost the county
$5.9 million out of the
general fund.
Applebee said the DOC
estimated that just 73 in-
mates qualify, translating
to a $1.2 million cost a
number the county does
not understand and will
have to research further.



PILL
FROM PAGE 1

commission for approval.
That will allow the board
to include additional
stipulations, if desired.
Like the county's ordi-
nance, this one includes
development standards
that require the business
to prohibit loitering, the
queuing of vehicles and the
consumption of alcoholic
beverages in the area.
Clinics and pharmacies
are not allowed to be set
up on the same property.
The standards also
establish operating
hours from 7 a.m. to
7 p.m. during the week,
extending to midnight on
Saturday. The clinics are


CHURCH
FROM PAGE 1

to the parking lot confu-
sion. A number of mature
pines, some damaged,
will be removed to ease
the congestion.
No additional congrega-
tion seating is proposed
in the church renovation
project. The existing sanc-
tuary will be expanded by
3,522 square feet, increasing
ancillary areas to include
a new narthex, or lobby,
covered entrances, chapel,
dressing room, parent room
and a larger music room to
accommodate its choir and
hold small concerts.
The proposed addi-
tion is consistent with
the existing structure at
24 feet in height.
A smaller chapel with
seating for 100 will be
added to accommodate
the 50 or so memorial
services held each year.
"This has been a
longtime vision of its
members," said Fouche.
The church has a long
and rich history. Built
as a drive-in church
in 1953, some of its
members appeared in
Life Magazine in 1955
listening to services via
speakers attached to their
automobiles.
Sarasota architect


eve that have become
tradition.
"Santa, in my eyes,
still lives," Giorgianni
said. "It's fun to watch
the sparkle in their eyes
when the kids realize
they are in Santa's lap."
He bought his first
Santa outfit during a
layover in the Toronto
airport. He said a flight
attendant wore the Santa
wig the entire flight back
to Tampa.
"That was before you
had to bare your soul to
get on a plane," Santa
Giorianni said.

"This is a big threat to
many counties and it's
going to cost us a sig-
nificant amount of money
if it's implemented,"
said Sarasota County
Commission Chair and
CJC board member
Christine Robinson. "Even
when you look at their
numbers, this is really bad
news for the counties. It's
a huge threat, but hope-
fully it will not go any-
where once Tallahassee
feels it doesn't have the
support of the Florida
Association of Counties."
Maj. Jim Lilly, division
commander for Sarasota
County Sheriffs Courts
and Corrections Services
Division, said the jail
currently has a capacity of


not allowed to operate on
Sunday.
At Tuesday's meeting
the commission recom-
mended the draft ordi-
nance include an open-
ended sunset provision,
forcing the ordinance to
be revisited sometime in
the future. The commis-
sion left it up to council
to determine when, if at
all, that will occur.
In a previous letter of
recommendation, the
Sarasota County Sheriff's
Office supported the city
ordinance, saying the
current county ordinance
is working well.
Venice has only one
pain management
clinic within city limits
currently.
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Victor Lundy received a
national merit award for
the modern-style sanctu-
ary, converted into a
chapel in 1965.
Interior remodeling
was done in 2006.
Several years ago the
church's board consid-
ered locating outside
of Venice, but changed
its mind, and two years
ago began planning in
earnest to renovate the
existing campus.
In the past month new
audio-video technology,
stained-glass lighting and
cameras were added for
live feeds, and a new sprin-
kler system was installed.
"It's been very well
received," Fouche said.
Construction is expected
to begin on the parking
lot in January. The entire
project should be complete
in time to celebrate the
church's 60th anniversary
next year, Fouche said.
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of some kids. The little
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reach the age of 2 or 3
they warm up, and say
'Oh, my goodness.'"
As a substitute teacher,
he inserted a little
Christmas humor into a
recent lesson.
"I had a class in
marine science with a
class of first-graders."
he said. "I asked them,
do you know where
elves come from, and
took off on a tirade on
how I was raised by

1,026 beds, but the jail is
optimally run at 85 percent
capacity or approxi-
mately 872 inmates. He
said that the 1,026 beds
breaks down to cell blocks
of 18, 24 or 48 people and a
nine-bed juvenile cell block
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"I said there was a
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socks or something.
Santa was strapped. So
it dawned on me there
were elves who lived
in the woods where I
grew up, and we went
and hired every one of
them."
He takes his tall tales to
nursing homes too.
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opposes the Legislation's
proposal. He said arrange-
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handle the extra inmates


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"I do it for therapy
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Colleges to research $10K degree challenge


By ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER
STAFF WRITER

Gov. Rick Scott called
on community and state
colleges last week to offer
low-cost bachelor's de-
grees for $10,000, and two
area state colleges, already
committed to offering
affordable education
options for students, say
they will investigate the
governor's challenge.
In a speech at the
Clearwater campus of St.
Petersburg College, Scott
said the degrees should
be "in fields that will
provide the graduates with
the best opportunity for
employment."
The average total for
tuition and fees at state and


community colleges was
$3,328 during the 2011-12
academic year, according
to the state Department of
Education's 2012 an-
nual report for the Florida
College System. At that rate,
a four-year degree costs
about $13,300, or $3,300
more than Scott's goal.
Tuition and fees for four
years at a Florida university
averages about $25,000.
Both Edison State
College with four
campuses, including one
in Punta Gorda and
State College of Florida -
on three campuses, one
in South Venice already
offer bachelor's programs
geared toward helping
people join the workforce.
SCF's eight bachelor's


programs are in early child-
hood education, nursing,
public safety administra-
tion, technology manage-
ment, international busi-
ness and trade, homeland
security, energy technology
management and health
services administration.
Edison offers four-year
degrees in 10 areas of
study: cardiopulmonary
sciences, public safety
administration, supervi-
sion and management,
elementary education,
middle grades language
arts education, middle
grades mathematics
education, middle grades
science education, nurs-
ing, secondary biology
education and secondary
mathematics education.


At Edison -where four
years of standard tuition
and fees toward a bachelor's
degree is $13,406 presi-
dent JeffAlbritten plans to
review Scott's proposal and
continue to look for ways to
efficiently reduce the cost of
providing services.
"We recognize the
burden education-related
debt places on students
and how it impacts their
ability to both afford
the cost of education as
well as repay that debt
following graduation,"
Albritten said in a state-
ment. "During the past
few months, we have
been re-examining every
aspect of the college to
find additional efficiencies
that ultimately benefit the


students we serve."
Edison hasn't raised
tuition rates this aca-
demic year.
"We share the governor's
passion to make Florida a
national leader in access,
affordability and, above all,
quality," Albritten added.
"We are grateful for the gov-
ernor's interest in providing
a cost-effective degree to
residents of Florida."
KathyWalker, direc-
tor of Public Affairs and
Marketing for SCF, said the
school, which also hasn't
increased its tuition, will
certainly look into Scott's
proposal.
"We're always interested
in innovative and cost-
efficient ways to help
students earn a college


degree," she said.
Walked added, however,
that earning an associate's
or bachelor's degree at one
of Florida's state or com-
munity colleges is already
a good value.
"A student can get an
associate degree and
baccalaureate degree at
SCF for under $13,000 -
$12,966, to be precise,"
she said. "In fact, if a high
school student enrolls in
dual-enrolled courses ...
that cost can be cut even
more, so it's possible now
for a person to finish a
baccalaureate degree
for close to the $10,000
figure."
The Associated Press
conit ili, ti to this report.
Email: annek@sun-herald.com


SCF trustees name new interim president


By KATY BERGEN
BRADENTON HERALD

State College of Florida
trustees named a tempo-
rary interim president and
voted on the process to
hire a permanent president
last week at the first board
meeting after the departure
of former president Lars
Hafner.
New trustee Eric
Robinson recommended
that the school's vice
president of business and
administrative services,
Carol Probstfeld, become
interim president, in light
of current acting president
Jack Crocker's imminent
departure from the school.
Shortly before Hafner left
the school with a $363,000
severance package Oct. 30,
Crocker announced to staff
that he would be resigning


effective in January.
Probstfeld said it would
be her honor to serve as the
college's "interim-interim,"
but did not think it was
in the best interest of the
school to continue the role
until a new president is
found.
"I do feel that person
who is the interim should
be outside the college
to bring in expertise,"
Probstfeld said.
It seemed that was the
direction already desired
by school faculty when
- after a presentation
from Division of Florida
Colleges chancellor and
search expert Randy Hanna
- Human Resources
Executive Director
Margaret Beck presented
trustees with a presidential
search timeline, a packet
of search firm consultants


and a couple of resumes
from outside persons
interested in serving as
interim president.
The information had
been gathered after board
chair Carlos Beruff held a
meeting with faculty, staff
and student representa-
tives shortly after Hafner's
departure.
Willis Holcombe, a
former chancellor of the
Florida College System
and president of Broward
Community College,
and LarryTyree, former
president of Florida Keys
Community College, Sante
Fe College and Gulf Coast
State College, will make
presentations at the Dec. 18
meeting, before trustees
vote on their choice.
Beruff said compensa-
tion would have to be
negotiated after the


vote. Then, board focus
would turn to finding a
permanent candidate. The
timeline incorporates many
of the points Hanna made
at the meeting, such as the
importance of community
input forums. Three will
be held at 5 p.m. on Jan. 8,
10 and 15 at the South
Venice, Lakewood Ranch
and Bradenton campuses,
respectively.
"The most important
thing that the board needs
to do is to make sure you
have a consensus about
the future of the institution,
where you see it going and
what you want to accom-
plish," Hanna said. "Do not
short-circuit this process."
It also seems the process
will include a search firm,
which can be impressive to
applicants and allow them
to ask questions privately,


Hanna said. Right now, the
district has received four
proposals, including one
from North Carolina-based
firm Hockaday-Hartford,
which assisted the school
when trustees chose
Hafner. The search firm will
also be determined at the


Dec. 18 meeting.
Hanna estimates a
search process will take
between four and six
months. Beruff said later
that the college would aim
for a July 1 starting date.
The board unanimously
approved the timeline.


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Notice Under Fictitious
Name Law Pursuant to
Section 865.09, Florida
Statutes
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned, desiring to
engage in business under the
fictitious name of Captain Jim's
Gifts located at 5115 FL SR
776 located in the County of
Sarasota, in the City of Venice,
FL 34293, intends to register
the said name with the Division
of Corporations of the Florida
Department of State, Tallahas-
see, Florida.
Dated at Venice, Florida, this
3rd day of December 2012.
James E. Lassus
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARA-
SOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JUDY LEE BREITENBACH
Deceased,
File No. 2012-CP-004284-SC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
ofJUDY LEE BREITENBACH ,
deceased, whose date of death was
October 29, 2012, and the last four dig-
its os whose social security number are
xxx-xx-9826, is pending in the Circuit
Court for SARASOTA County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
Karen E. Rushing, Clerk- Probate


Department P.O. Box 3079, Saraso-
ta, FL 34230-3079. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
he date of first publication of this
notice is November 28, 2012.
Personal Representative:
Shella Kornely
1509 Rue Reynard St
Menasha, WI 54952
Attorney For Personal
Representative:
Lori Wellbaum Emery
Attorney for Shella Kornely
Florida Bar No. 00711100
WELLBAUM & EMERY, P.A.
686 North Indiana Ave, Ste A
Englewood, FL 34223
Telephone: (941) 474-3241
Fax: (941) 475-2927


E-Mail:lemery@wellbaumandemery.com
PUBLISH: November 28, December
5, 2012
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARA-
SOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MILDRED C. BROWN
Deceased,
File No. 2012-CP-004320-NC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
MILDRED C. BROWN, deceased,
whose date of death was October 8,
2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for
SARASOTA County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is P.O. Box
3079, Sarasota, FL 34230. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.


NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is December 5, 2012.
Personal Representative:
NANCY FIRE
334 Pine Glen Ct.
Englewood, FL 34223
Attorney For Personal
Representative:
Lori Wellbaum Emery
Attorney for NANCY FIRE
Florida Bar No. 00711100
WELLBAUM & EMERY, P.A.
686 North Indiana Ave, Ste A
Englewood, FL 34223
Telephone: (941) 474-3241
Fax: (941) 475-2927
E-Mall:lemery@wellbaumandemery.com
PUBLISH: December 5, 12, 2012
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO:2012CP003668NC
IN RE: The Estate of:
CLARE N. HANLON,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
CLARE N. HANLON, deceased, whose
date of death was JULY 17, 2012; File
Number 2012-CP-003668-NC, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Sarasota
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is PO Box 3079,
Sarasota, Florida, 34230. The names
and addresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.


All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012


Bathroom bandit tased, arrested


A 31-year-old Venice
man was mugged around
midnight Friday in
the North Jetty public
restroom.
According to a Sarasota
County Sheriff's Office
report:
The man was at the
jetty with a woman
when he decided to use
the restroom. There, he
was confronted by four
teens. One said, "He's got
money. Let's get him,"
and began to strike the
man until he fell to the
ground.
Deputies say James R.
Reyner, 19, allegedly took
the man's wallet contain-
ing $300,
his iden-
tification
card and
S a "Boost
Se Mobile
card."
When
REYNER deputies
arrived,
they informed a helicop-
ter unit who spotted the
youth and Reyner as he
ran away. Reyner was
heard yelling, "I can't go
back to jail. I can't go
back to jail."
Despite a warning,
Reyner continued to run
and was shot with a stun
gun. He fell to the ground
and complied with the
deputy's commands
from then on, stated the
arresting deputy in a
probable cause affidavit.
The victim later identi-
fied Reyner as the culprit.
Reyner, 500 block
Ravenna St., Nokomis,
was charged with rob-
bery, resisting an officer
and probation violation.
Bond was set at $50,750
for the strong-arm rob-
bery and resisting arrest
charges. Bond was not
available for the proba-
tion violation.


I POLICE BEAT
The information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriff's office, Florida Highway
Patrol, jail and fire records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guiltis determined by the
court system.


Rumor angers
spouse
AVenice woman
allegedly took a sledge-
hammer to her husband
when he asked her about
a rumor.
According to a Sarasota
County Sheriff's Office
report:
The victim called
911 because his wife
was out of control. He
stated when he got
home Saturday evening
he asked his wife about
a rumor going around
about her. She got mad
and started yelling at
him.
When he went into
his room to be alone,
she broke the door open
with a sledgehammer
and started yelling at him
again. She threw a plastic
cup at him, causing a
1-inch cut.
He grabbed the
sledgehammer away and
called 911.
Rita Anne Johnston,

block
42' 900
Nantucket
Road,
Sr'Venice, was
charged
with
domestic
JOHNSTON battery.
There was
no bond.

Venice Police
Department arrest
Milton Arthur Watts,
41, 900 block Lucile
Ave., Nokomis. Charge:
burglary. Bond: $7,500.
Jon Patrick Cohill,


37, 1400 block Pine St.,
Nokomis. Charges: hit-
and-run, driving while
license suspended. Bond:
$10,000.
Timothy Darin
Perry, 45, 1500 block
Banyan Drive, Venice.
Charge: driving without
a valid license. Bond:
$120.


Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office
arrests
Cynthia A. Lawrence,
56, 600 block Clear Creek
Drive, Osprey. Charge:
DUI. Bond: $500.
Ryan O. Albritton, 31,
300 block Bay St., Osprey.
Charge: larceny less than
$5,000. Bond: $1,000.
Jason Dean Savage,
23, 100 block Ravenna St.,
Nokomis. Charge: grand
larceny. Bond: $1,000.
Daniel Batholomew


Allen, 36, 400 block
Ravenna St., Nokomis.
Charges: dealing in
stolen property, fraud,
larceny, fleeing to elude
police, resisting an of-
ficer. Bond: $131,000.
Robin Alice Damore,
36, 100 block Jessica St.,
Nokomis. Charge: grand
larceny. Bond: $1,500.
Eric James Miller, 19,
600 block Bradenton Road,
Venice. Charge: probation
violation (original charge:
burglary). Bond: none.
Katherine Ann


Meacham, 39, 1900 block
Tamiami Trail, Venice.
Charge: fraud, dealing in
stolen property. Bond:
$20,000.
James Robert Harris,
33, 400 block Plantation
Road, Venice. Charges:
three counts of proba-
tion violation (original
charge: credit card
fraud). Bond: none.
Bryan C. Pepe, 30,
600 block Baffin Road,
Venice. Charges: battery,
disorderly intoxication.
Bond: $870.


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By CHRISTY FEINBERG
STAFF WRITER
Each day without rain in
Southwest Florida increas-
es the threat of wildfires,
and there is no widespread
rain in sight.
Sarasota, Charlotte and
DeSoto counties are all at a
high risk for brush fires.
The Florida Fire Service
monitors soil dryness
around the state on a daily
basis. The Keetch Byram
Drought Index, which
estimates dryness in the
soil, ranges from zero (very
moist) to 800 (very dry).
Based on that scale,
Sarasota County has the
highest score in the area
at 541, with parts of the
county as high as 620,
according to the Florida
Fire Service.
Sarasota's score ranks
well above the state
average of 462. In fact,
72 percent of Sarasota
County has index numbers
between 500 and 600, with
the Venice and North Port
areas among the driest
communities, according to
the Florida Fire Service.
Charlotte and DeSoto
also show high scores, of
474 and 480, respectively.
The driest areas of
Charlotte include Port
Charlotte near the North
Port line, and pockets of
West County near the
Sarasota County line.
Westem DeSoto County
currently shows higher
index scores than eastern
parts of the county.
While smokers never


should litter or flick ciga-
rettes, motorists especially
along Interstate 75 should
dispose of the butts in a
water bottle or ashtray.
Lit cigarettes cause the
majority of fires along 1-75
in Sarasota and Charlotte
counties, according to
officials.
Officials also urge cau-
tion while using fire pits
and coal-burning grills as
well.
The National Weather
Service's seven-day fore-
cast predicts no chance
of rain, which is great for
beachgoers and tourists,
but troubling for fire crews.
As autumn turns into
winter, the risk of a brush
fire increases especially
if the area experiences
freezing temperatures. But
that isn't expected to occur
for at least a few more
weeks.
Arcadia historically sees
its first below-freezing
temperatures Dec. 29.
Sarasota and Punta Gorda
normally don't see freezing
temperatures until after
the holidays, with respec-
tive average dates of Jan. 5
and Jan. 9, according to the
NationalWeather Service.
If no substantial rainfall
arrives before the holidays,
officials will be concerned
about people burning
Christmas trees and shoot-
ing off fireworks.
For more information
about wildfires, go to www.
floridaforestservice.com.


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FAX: 941-484-8460
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WEDNESDAY
DECEMBER 5, 2012


OPINION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
PHONE: 941-207-1101
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SUN NEWSPAPERS


OUR VIEW


An infamous date, a great generation


eventy-one years ago Friday,
teenaged machinist's mate Miles
Carpenter was on the USS
Phoenix, docked at the U.S. naval
base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, when
waves of Japanese fighters and
bombers attacked.
Carpenter was one of the lucky
ones: The USS Phoenix was not hit.
The ship, a light cruiser, got under
way in about 15 minutes time, but
was blocked from a full escape to
open water by the battleship USS West
Virginia, in flames and smoking. Still,
it survived.
Some 2,402 American service
men and women died as a result of
the attack; 57 civilians were killed
too. Another 1,282 on the base were
wounded on what President Roosevelt
called a "date which will live in
infamy." That was true. It is one of the
most significant dates in this nation's
history.
As everyone should know, the
attack on Pearl Harbor led to


Seeing


And there was magic in the air.
As I sit and wait for the event
to unfold, I begin to take no-
tice of what really is happening
around me.
There is a family consisting
of mother, father and daughters
enjoying open conversation
concerning school, home and
other issues that pop up in life.
Down from that group, a
grandmother and grandfather
are scurrying after grandchil-
dren who are all excited that
something is going to happen.
There is a young couple
huddled close together on
the sidewalk, so happy to be
together that they do not see
those around them.
Over at a picnic table is a
group of men talking about
adventures in their lives as if they
had known each other for years. I
know different, as I had watched
them meet 10 minutes earlier,
yet the laughter they share would
fool the casual observer.
There are countless couples
strolling arm in arm down
the sidewalk, chatting as if
not a care in the world exists,
politely moving over to allow
the prior generation to pass.
Across the way there is a
party going on. The music
and people get louder as time
passes restlessness setting
in, no doubt.
There are parking issues in
the lot behind me but not once
does a horn blow or someone fly
into a rampage over having to
wait as families unload, leaving
the poor driver to find a spot to
park. People are kind, cheerful
and accommodating to one
another, as they all have one
common thing time to pass
- and as always with time there
is never a way to control it.
The children around us grow


America's entrance into World
War II. Before the Axis was beaten
and the Japanese surrendered on
Sept. 2, 1945, some 16 million
men and women had joined the
armed forces. More than 400,000
lost their lives; nearly 700,000 were
wounded.
Carpenter survived it all. He went
on to meet wife-to-be Jeanne at a
Navy Mothers Hostess House while
the Phoenix was being reconditioned
at the Navy Yard there. They were
married soon after the war and
moved to Southwest Florida four de-
cades ago. He is a little unsteady on
his feet these days, but still extremely
proud to have served.
Southwest Florida is home to
many thousands of World War II
veterans, but their ranks are growing
thinner day by day. All present
and passed away deserve our
respect and thanks.
This year, and every Dec. 7, we
remember.


he lights

tired of waiting and all in charge
begin telling them they will see
Santa soon if they behave. Then
all you see is bright eyes and
smiles from the little ones as a
nervous hush comes over them
for about two minutes. About
that time, the temperature drops
a little and it becomes a good
idea to move a bit closer to the
one who keeps you warm.
To the left and to right as
far as you can see families are
finishing dinner from a box
or bag, enjoying the moments
together and letting go of the
dramas that may be in life for
an hour or two, clinging to this
moment because they are rare.
An alarm interrupts my
thoughts and the bridge is
raised. Kids everywhere let
loose with a yell; parents hur-
riedly get the kids in the perfect
seat. There is long pause as
anticipation is building. Finally,
a blue light flashes signaling
the wait is over, and the 2012
Christmas Boat Parade begins.
While the parade is fantastic
and the people who participate
are incredible, to me it's more
about what it creates before
those decorated boats pass
each of us. It's about what it
does for us, how it affects us as
a community for a few hours.
Truly, there is a different feeling
in our hearts after watching.
Thank you, John Osmulski
and crew, for your work all year
to bring us this event. Thank
you, boat owners, for taking the
time to be a part of this tradition.
Without you it does not occur.
Finally, thank you to the
thousands of people who sit out
there and watch with loved ones
and catch that special spirit that
is our boat parade. This is truly
an event that we must protect
and work on together, to make
sure we give this spirit to our
community each year.
The next time John or one
of the boat parade committee
members approaches you in the
middle of the summer about
helping, try not to think of the
work involved or the time to be
spent. Remember that for one
night you can put magic in the air.

Tim Smolarick is publisher of
the Gondolier Sun.


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Secular. There is another
letter in the Gondolier Sun to
indicate that our nation was
based on Christian principles.
It wasn't. The framers of the
Constitution were Deists,
not Christians. There's no
mention of God, the Ten
Commandments or Jesus in it.
It was based on the principles
of the Enlightenment faithfully.
And while it protects religious
practice, it also protects our
right to change our religion or
to go without religion at all.
You will not be stoned to death
by the village elders for chang-
ing or having no religion. Want
a society based on religion?
Based on the Good Book? Look
to the Middle East and thank
the enlightened Deists for our
secular Constitution.
Keep him. Remember the
reason for this season. Keep
Christ in Christmas with your
cards and have a meaningful
and joyous Hanukkah and
Kwanzaa. Prayer does work.
Tag sale. Why would people
put out their chairs two-
and-one-half days before the
parade? It's an asinine action
by council. People in Venice
are notorious for getting to any
activity that is free or getting
any product that is free. When
they do get an activity that is
free, they than want the best
spot at the freebie. The opera-
tive word is free. How about
people buying a tag for a dollar
and then attaching it to their
chair and then putting it out? It
could go 100 percent to a local
charity, and the person might
even buy something from the
merchants where he would get
the tag. This would be the day
before the parade, not two-
and-one-half days of a mess on
Main Street. Come on council,
use a little imagination.
Slobs. I went to the holiday
parade and it was wonderful.
It was cool and a clear night.
The island florist was very
good. They gave great candy


Let 'em


Have It
and some prizes and they let
people use their restrooms.
These are very nice people and
you should buy their flowers.
The town should put some
garbage cans around so maybe
people would use them. People
are such slobs. Farley Funeral
Home came and cleaned up
around their place right away
and they were nice enough to
let people use their parking lot.
People left their garbage and
chairs all over. Take a plastic
bag with you the next time and
take your garbage home with
you.
Two days. My Christmas
wish is that city council will get
some backbone and specify a
sensible time limit that parade
chairs be allowed in public
areas, whether it be for the
floats or the boat parade. I
realize there are many visitors
who live off the island in one
of the area's most beautiful
communities and trailer parks,
so they have little concern
about the appearance of our
town. But those of us who live
on the island and pay the high
taxes to do so do not appreci-
ate our streets looking like


unlimited trash pickup areas
a week prior to the parade.
Forty-eight hours seems long
enough to have chairs and
blankets all over the place in
certain downtown area viewing
spots. Also, city council should
be complimented on the great
job the city did cleaning up
the mess left behind and the
expedience with which it was
completed.
Morning. About the chairs
for the parade: I've been here
35 years and it has totally
gotten out of control. I think
that the night before, if they
want to set chairs out, fine;
but really, they should wait
for the morning of the parade.
It's wrong to put stakes in the
ground and disrupt the whole
Main Street actually, the
whole area for a spot to
watch the parade. Come on.
This town has gotten ridicu-
lous. Make them not put the
chairs, the blankets, the stakes,
the strings, the banners, the
whatever, until the morning of
the parade. The poor, spoiled
babies of Venice.
Kicked off. Page 14 of the
Gondolier Sun shows a picture
of the Venice Fire Department
Color Guard kicking off the
Holiday Parade. Actually, the
first units that marched in
the parade was the American
Legion Post 159 Color Guard
and Honor Guard and the
Venice High School Marine
Corps JROTC Color Guard and
the Student Corps. They are the
ones that kicked off the parade.
Chairs only. Regarding the
lawn chairs for the parade, I
believe they should be re-
stricted to give the community
the time to get the grounds
looking nice for the parade.
All the string and stuff should
be eliminated because people
can trip over it. They shouldn't
be allowed to do that, but
they could put their chairs
out a week in advance, in my
opinion.


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Spread 1-cent sales surtax funds around


LOURDES
RAMIREZ
GUEST COLUMNIST

Siesta Key Public
Beach is truly a valu-
able community asset.
County commissioners
are now considering
adding a wide variety of
amenities to the popular
beach. Some of the
proposed improvements
- renovated bathrooms
and expanded park-
ing are necessary, but
other items a wedding
pavilion and observation
deck are luxurious
amenities. How does the
expense of construction
and operations of these
additional amenities
on Siesta Beach affect
other Sarasota County
projects?
The proposed Siesta
Key Beach project will
be paid from the surtax
fund budget. The surtax
is the extra 1 cent we pay
in sales tax that was ap-
proved by voters in 2007.
Originally, the surtax
fund was expected to
generate a total of $688
million over a 15-year
period ending in 2024.


Promised surtax projects
included safer road-
ways, improved public
safety communications
and new libraries. But
Sarasota County had to
reduce the projected sur-
tax income to $373 mil-
lion after local sales tax
income dropped due to
the recession.
In the original 2007
surtax fund project
list, Siesta Key Beach
improvements were
budgeted at $9 mil-
lion. After many hours
of community input,
the original engineers
proposed a $ 7 million
renovation of Siesta
Beach in 2009, which was
approved by Sarasota
County commissioners.
In March 2011, a
revised project was
revealed by a different
engineering firm. The
proposed $12 million
renovation included
new structures and a
new parking plan. Many
of the new additions
surprised the community
because they were not in
the original plan ap-
proved in 2009.
Now the proposed
budget has ballooned
to $27 million at the


60 percent final design
phase. It seems that no
one in the county or in
the engineering firm can
explain how the budget
got out of control.
The difference between
the original $9 million
budget and the subse-
quent inflated proposed
budgets will mean surtax
dollars will not be al-
located to other projects
within Sarasota County.
In addition, if county
commissioners decided
to bond the final Siesta
Key project, it will cause
yet another planned
county project to be put
on hold or removed from
the surtax fund because
the county would need
to add the cost of debt
service to the budget.
The county describes
surtax projects that are
no longer funded as
"un-programmed." There
have been claims that if
any future surtax money
can be found it will "re-
program" a project back
into the surtax fund, but
no one knows for sure if
it will happen.
Among the current
unprogrammedd" surtax
projects are:
A South County


I LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


Forced vaccination
is wrong

Editor:
Big Brother is at it
once again. This time the
control is the government,
in collaboration with the
drug companies, pushing
flu vaccines on the general
public despite the fact that
the vaccine reduces the
absolute risk of contracting
the flu by only 1 percent,
according to Dr. DonaldW.
Miller Jr., M.D., professor
of cardiac surgery at the
University ofWashington
School of Medicine.
Many of the vaccines
have had mercury,
aluminum and formal-
dehyde as some of the
ingredients. One study
determined people who
receive the flu vaccine
each year for three to
five years had a 10-fold
increase in developing
Alzheimer's. An employee
or volunteer for a big
local health care facil-
ity must receive the flu
vaccine. If an employee
absolutely refuses, he or
she must wear a mask for
the next six months. This
is a way of bullying an in-
dividual to act against his
or her own conscience.
Several employees have
had enlarged lymph
nodes up their arms
and others have come
down with viruses after
receiving their flu vac-
cines. These people have
continued coming to
work while coughing and
sneezing and they were
not mandated to wear a
mask or go home.
The flu virus changes
every year, and there is
no guarantee that the
vaccines match the latest
virus. Unfortunately,
people are forced to place
contaminants into their
bodies in order to keep
their job. Government
control has barreled in
very fast and it is not for
"the common good."

Julie Ann Courville
Osprey

Cutting early voting
inexcusable

Editor:
There is no way to
shame a man like Rick
Scott, but something
should be done about his
disgraceful action of cut-
ting early voting from 14
days to eight, obviously,
in my opinion, targeting
all minority groups.
When I looked at the
long lines on TV all I could


think of was that those
people are true Americans,
determined to exercise
their right to vote despite
the obstacles their gover-
nor has put in their path.
Floridians should
demand that this outra-
geous action is never
again permitted to occur.

Alicia Simmons
Venice

Just who is'us'?

Editor:
I write this not from
my position on the staff
of Gulf Coast Community
Foundation, but as a
resident of the Venice
area the Venice East
subdivision, in unincor-
porated Sarasota County,
to be precise.
There is much I
love about my com-
munity, where my wife
and I watch our young
daughter thrive at Venice
Elementary School, the
Venice Public Library,
frequent cultural events
and activities, and just
about every park and
playground within and
around the city of Venice.
However, my biggest
disappointment in my
community is when
I'm subject to parochial
narrow-mindedness like
that displayed in a letter
in your Nov. 7 edition.
After listing everywhere
else the writer had lived
for decades before retiring
to Venice, the letter ques-
tions why your paper pub-
lishes guest columns by
the president of Gulf Coast
Community Foundation.
Its rhetorical dismissal
of contributions by the
CEO of this 17-year-old
Venice institution, which
happens to be the largest
community foundation
in Florida and grants mil-
lions of dollars to benefit
Venice-area residents:
"She's not one of us."
Any sensible reader
should have stopped
there. (I won't bother
analyzing the fact that the
letter didn't even spell the
chief executive's name
correctly.) That state-
ment alone is illogical
and mean-spirited, and
suggests an unwillingness
to see past one's own
nose. I'm a pretty studied
reader, and I still haven't
figured out exactly who
"us" is. But I sure hope
I'm not included.
As your paper noted af-
ter this ill-informed letter,
the other questions posed
in it have been answered
- on GulfCoastC.org, in


open letters and guest col-
umns in the paper and in
the Gondolier Sun's own
reporting. Some people
will continue to hear what
they want to hear, and
disregard what they want
to disregard. I reluctantly
accept that. But to repeat-
edly subject the public
to misinformation and
ignorance dressed up as
community concern does
no one, let alone our com-
munity as a whole, any
service whatsoever.

Greg Luberecki
Venice


courthouse, which was
originally projected for
$11.9 million; the current
budget is $0.
Road resurfacing
reduced to $61 million,
losing $46.6 million in
the projected budget.
New SCAT vehicle
purchases, originally
$24 million but now
budgeted at $6 million.
These unprogrammedd"
expenditures would have
benefited the citizens of
South Sarasota County.
Roads need improve-
ments and additional
SCAT buses could reduce
wait times.
A Nov. 9 county staff
memo warns that any
bonding of the Siesta
Beach project may cause
"future difficulty in de-
livering additional Surtax
III projects using this ap-
proach." In other words,
if there is a project,


such as much-needed
improvements to the
emergency communica-
tions system, the county
may likely find it difficult
to find a bank to provide
it with another bond.
The proposed emer-
gency communications
project will need to be
expedited because the
current communication
equipment is more than
16 years old, and the
fire departments and
sheriff's office are having
difficulty finding replace-
ment parts. Banks have
already bonded many
surtax projects and may
limit any future bonds if
they provide a loan for
the Siesta Beach project.
Many of the luxury
items proposed for Siesta
Key Beach Park, such as
a wedding pavilion, may
have made sense years
ago when the county had


a surplus and money was
not tight. Even with a
rosier economic outlook,
the county should take
a cautious approach to
spending by focusing
its efforts on necessary
expenditures.
In making the final
decision on the surtax
expenditure for Siesta
Key Public Beach, county
commissioners should
consider the impact of
the increased costs on
other Sarasota County
projects. If additional
surtax funds can be
found, the county should
reprogram one of the
many necessary county
projects promised in
2007.
Lourdes Ramirez, of
Siesta Key, is president of
Council of Neighborhood
Associations and founder
of www.siestakey
community.com.


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DECEMBER 5, 2012


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941-207-1107
rsmith@venicegondolier.com
SUN NEWSPAPERS


HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL



Indians hang on for 66-65 win


By ROB SMITH
SPORTS EDITOR
With seven of their first
eight games coming on
the road, it's important
for the Venice High
basketball team to learn
how to win away games.
Monday night was a
huge step in the right
direction.
The Indians (2-2, 0-1)
avoided a three-game
losing streak by going
into North Port and
earning a hard-fought
66-65 road win over the
Bobcats.
Following blowout
losses to Braden River
and Barron Collier, head
coach James Slaton said
it was important to avoid
a 1-3 start.
"(Last week) I didn't
feel like we really com-
peted, but today we
came out and battled,"
he said.
"Very few teams come
in here and win. If you
look at (North Port's)


win-loss record, I'd bet
they've only lost five
games here over the last
five years."
One of the biggest
keys to the win was the
improved ball secu-
rity the Indians showed.
After turnover-marred
performances last week,
Venice handled the
Bobcats' pressure and
athleticism with far
greater poise.
"That's something we
work on extremely hard
and take pride in," said
Slaton. "You saw us be
tough with it, especially
late. North Port is a good
team, they're going to
continue to get better.
We were very fortunate
to come in here and get
(a win)."
Senior guard Chris
Hann got the Indians off
to a quick start by scor-
ing 10 of his 21 points
in the opening quarter.
Venice led 21-12 after
one.


Hann said, "As a team
we've been starting out
slow, so to be able to get
off to a fast start like that
really helped get us off
for the rest of the game."
Venice led 33-24
at halftime and in-
creased the lead to
52-41 after the third.
Whereas the Indians
were overwhelmed in
last Thursday's home
opener, they stood up
to a physical Bobcats
team that repeatedly
roughed up Hann. North
Port sophomore guard
Teddy Deas, who scored
all 12 of his points in
the second half before
fouling out, spent the
better part of the night in
Hann's face, regardless of
whether play was going
on or not.
Hann was unfazed.
"I'm used to it," he
said of the Bobcats'
physical defense. "My
teammates are there
setting screens, picking


them off when they're
not looking. It's tough to
guard a guy like that, no
matter who it is, be-
cause you have to fight
through screens and big
bodies. It's tough to get
hit over and over again."
Slaton said he expects
Hann to get such special
treatment on a regular
basis.
"We've prepared men-
tally for it, especially with
Chris," said Slaton. "We
knew he was going to get
played hard. We try to do
that to him in practice
so that he's used to that
physicality."
Hann and the
Indians were able
to take advantage of
North Port's aggressive
defense by distribut-
ing the ball. Jordan
Fusco (12 points) and
Remy Hanewinckel (10
points) each made two
three-pointers, making
the Bobcats pay for fo-
cusing so much of their


attention on Hann.
Slaton said of Hann's
performance, "He really
tried to get his team-
mates involved and
when he went (to the
hoop), he went decisive-
ly. That's what you have
to do against pressure.
Even though he's not
real big, he's got a lot of
crafty moves around the
basket."
North Port had
five players (Deas,
Justyn Miller, Brandon
Gonzalez, Malek Barber
and Luke Hogue) score
in double figures, but
the Bobcats' 42-point
second half was not
enough to make up
for their first half
impotence. Hogue's
half-court heave at
the buzzer made the
final score look closer
than the game was, as
the Bobcats' smallest
second-half deficit was
four (at 61-57 with four
minutes remaining)


until Hogue's buzzer
beater.
The Indians shot an
uncharacteristically poor
7-for-16 (4-for-l0 in the
fourth quarter) from the
free-throw line, allowing
the Bobcats to stay close
late. Slaton believes his
team's errant shooting
from the charity stripe
was an aberration.
"Basketball is a
funny sport," he said.
"Sometimes the basket
looks like the ocean
and sometimes it looks
like the eye of a needle.
Sometimes that thing
just doesn't drop for
you. But I'm confident
that over the long haul
they'll do what they
need to do to continue
to get better at that.
They'll be fine.
"They just kept fighting
and fighting and made
enough plays to win.
I'm extremely proud of
them."
Email: rsmith@venicegondolier.com


HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL



Indians' late rally falls short


STAFF REPORT

The Venice High girls
basketball team fell to
3-6 Tuesday night as the
Charlotte Tarpons held off
a scrappy Indians squad


for a 47-41 win.
Venice had no answer
for Mallory Burton, who
led the Tarpons with a
game-high 29 points.
Indians guard Maggie
Flynn (team-high 15


points) was hampered by comeback. The Indians
foul trouble in the second were able to disrupt the
quarter. Charlotte led Tarpons by using a 1-3-1
20-19 at halftime. trap in the fourth quarter
After falling behind and tied the game with
by 12 in the third quar- four minutes remaining.
ter, Venice mounted a Unfortunately for Venice,


Flynn fouled out shortly
thereafter and the Indians
were unable to pick up the
slack offensively.
Emma Hanewinckel
had 11 points for the
Indians. Koree Ream


added six points.
The Indians will try
to avoid a four-game
losing streak when they
conclude their five-game
road trip at Manatee
Thursday night.


HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING


Indians win prestigious tournament


STAFF REPORT

The Venice High wrestling team won
its second tournament of the year, tak-
ing the 26-team East Lake Invitational
held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at East Lake High
School.
The win marks the first time in
the last six years Venice has emerged
victorious at East Lake.
Venice head coach Dan Kelly said,


"It's a very tough tournament. It took a
huge team effort."
Six Indians finished second in their
respective weight classes, including
Kyle Kelley (106), Zach Kelly (113),
Addison Turkovics (126), CJ Trammel
(145), George Walker (195) and Tommy
Carello (220). NickVischulis (170) and
Nick Perkins (285) placed third in their
classes, while Bo Williams (120) and
Bryce Balsinger (132) placed fifth.


Kelley, Kelly, Turkovics, Trammel,
Carello and Perkins have been defeated
just once this season.
The Indians will compete in Saturday's
Captain Archer Tournament, which will
be held at Charlotte High at 10 a.m.

PHOTO PROVIDED
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Lake Invitational last weekend.


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Community Center.
The event is open to
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per person. To RSVP
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Visit www.veniceindian
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County agrees to $200K software settlement


By SCOTT LOCKWOOD
STAFF WRITER

The Sarasota County
Commission agreed
Tuesday to pay a $200,000
settlement to CSDC
Systems to put an end to
a dispute over misuse of
the company's software
and violations of its own
procurement policy.
CSDC is the owner of
the land management
software system known as
Amanda that the county
has used since 2005.
Amanda was obtained
by the county in 2003
under a contract that was
challenged in court by
two of CSDC's competi-
tors. According to court
documents, the Second
District Court of Appeal


determined in 2008 the
contract was void and
stated that if the county
wanted to use a similar
system going forward, it
would have to procure it
according to procedures
in the county's procure-
ment code.
Documents show the
county continued to use
the Amanda software
system after the lawsuit,
leading to a suit by CSDC
for operating it without
a copyright agreement.
In 2010, the county
looked to purchase a
new browser-based/GIS-
based system. According
to the county, four
proposals were received,
and the county commis-
sion approved a contract
with EnerGov Solutions


on Jan. 11, 2011.
CSDC, which also
submitted proposals
for the system upgrade,
filed two lawsuits against
the county following
the award to EnerGov.
The county terminated
EnerGov's contract in
June for failure to meet
requirements, prompting
county staff to negoti-
ate a new contract with
CSDC, which ranked
second behind EnerGov
in proposals. The
county awarded CSDC
a $2.6 million contract
Tuesday for a new GIS
system.
"This has been lin-
gering on for a while,"
Sarasota County
Commission Chair
Christine Robinson said


of the situation. "It settles
what's happened in the
past and allows us to
move forward."
In other business
Tuesday:
The commission gave
authorization to adver-
tise a public hearing on
updating the county's
road impact fees.
The fees, which are
based on the number
of vehicles on a road
and construction rates
last adjusted in 2007,
were reduced by 50
percent in early 2011.
That reduction is set to
expire Jan. 31. The fees
were set at 68 percent of
what was recommended
by a consultant in 2007.
When the county made
the 50 percent reduction


in 2011, the fees dropped
to a third of the recom-
mended rate.
Commissioners got
their first look at the
proposed 2013 impact
fees Tuesday and im-
mediately felt they may
be too high. The pro-
posed impact fee for a
1,200-square-foot single-
or multifamily home in
unincorporated Sarasota
County would be $4,626,
but commissioners de-
cided to take 68 percent
of that rate, making the
new total $3,146. Under
the current rate, that
fee is $5,428, or $2,209
less than the $9,739 that
would be charged with
the full road impact fee.
The county is still in
the process of gathering


information that could
result in further adjust-
ments in the rates.
Commissioners will
have opportunities at
two hearings to make
changes.
"That is the highest
we'll go," Robinson
said. "We could pick an
amount lower than that
and in the discussion
among commissioners,
it's apparent we're going
to have a discussion
about lowering that
amount."
The first hearing
should take place in the
next two weeks within
the Venice city limits,
which is required due to
an interlocal agreement
on impact fee changes.
Email: slockwood@sun-herald.com


Consortium pledges to work with governor


By SCOTT LOCKWOOD
STAFF WRITER
The Gulf Consortium,
a group of counties
affected by the 2010 BP
oil spill working to make
sure they get their share
of billions generated from
fines levied on BP made
a key move in Sarasota
last week, ensuring it will
work in tandem with Gov.
Rick Scott.
"We've started the
process of this Gulf
Consortium, and it's
really an attempt for
the RESTORE Act to
take all 23 counties
that border the Gulf
in the state of Florida
to allow them to come
together to begin to
formulate a plan," newly
elected Consortium
Administrative Officer
and Escambia County
Commissioner Grover
Robinson said at the
Hyatt Regency Sarasota.
The Gulf Consortium is
representing Florida as a
watchdog for RESTORE -
the federal Resources and
Ecosystem Stainability,
Tourist Opportunities and
Revived Economies Act
- which directs a share
of the fines resulting from
the Deepwater Horizon
disaster to the affected
areas. Sarasota, Charlotte
and Manatee counties
are among the 23 Florida
counties affected by the
BP oil spill. Eight counties
in the Florida Panhandle
had oil wash up on their
beaches; Sarasota County
was one of 15 counties
along the Gulf that did
not have any oil but was
affected economically,


taking a tourism hit.
Robinson and Florida
Association of Counties
president Brian Desloge
met with Scott's office
earlier this month. Several
options were discussed at
that meeting, including
the governor appointing
more members to the
consortium, appointing
a consortium chair and
establishing a state agency
review process.
The only request made
by Scott's office at the
meeting was for the
consortium to show a
willingness to work with


the governor, which it
did on a motion stating
the Gulf Consortium
desires a partnership
with the governor imple-
menting the RESTORE
Act. The motion passed
unanimously, 21-0.
"The details of it have
yet to be worked out, but
clearly, this board and these
local officials have said they
want to work with the state
of Florida and the gover-
nor's office, and we said
that today with our vote,"
Robinson said.
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"It's a lot of money that's
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critical piece of all this."


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funds could be coming
to the state. The money
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941-207-1105
kcool@venicegondolier.com
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Riding out a

hurricane in

Englewood's

'Honey House'
By 1920, Carl Biors-
eth, who was called
the Englewood
Bee Man, had built a
sizable bee business in
Englewood.
He had many apiar-
ies, or bee yards, in
Englewood and a retail
store in Sarasota, and
had become the state bee
inspector.
Bob Platt, Biorseth's
grandson, said that at
this time his grandfather
saw a need for a building
in Englewood where he
could do the extracting of
honey, and a place to put
up overnight workers he
sometimes brought from
Sarasota. So, said Platt,
"The Honey House," or
"The Honey Shack," was
built.
"'The Honey House'
was built out of rough
lumber and 2-by-lOs on
the floor," Platt remem-
bered. "We had the front
part of it for the honey
extracting and stuff like
that. The back part was
living quarters. Besides
the honey extractor, we
had a separating tank
there that was what
we poured the honey in,
and then ran it off after it
settled. We put the honey
in gallon cans, pint jars
- once in a while we put
it in a drum, a 32-gallon
drum.
"The thing we did in
'The Honey House' was
extracting honey, and we
had to keep it shut off to
keep the bees from eating
us up. You can't extract
honey in the open, so the
bees can get to it. Outside
they will come right back
to the honey.
"We did everything by
hand. We had uncapping
knives that we kept real
sharp that we uncapped
the honey with. Later
on in 1926, we did get
steam knives, which
made it easier. After you
uncapped the honey,
we fit the frames in the
extractor. It worked like a
washing machine when
the water is being wrung
out by suction. It would
spin around and the
honey would fly out."
By the early 1930s "The
Honey House" was no
longer being used for bee
business, but Platt still
had remembrances of the
building.
"I think it was about
1932, lived in 'The
Honey House' with my
first wife. I remember
I went through a hur-
ricane there that came
up nobody knew about.
In them days we didn't
have warnings on hurri-
canes like we have today.
Storms would come
through whenever they
got ready.
"I had my father-in-law
out fishing that day, and
the tide was coming in,
coming in and coming in.
And by gosh, it came in
till midnight!
"I had just finished
HARRIS 17


Give the gift of Venice


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Venice is the gift that
keeps on giving.
Beachgoers can attest
to the mounds of sand in
their shoes and growing
collections of fossilized
shark teeth and other
treasures found at the
beach. Still more can be
purchased in local shops.
Historians can take
pleasure in visits to the
Venice Museum and
Archives located in the
historic Triangle Inn at 351
S. Nassau St. It is only open
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday but well worth
a visit or two. The museum
offers books about the area
and permanent and sea-
sonal displays. Check out
the current holiday display.
Should you want to give
the museum your time, the




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PHOTO COURTESY OF
THE VENICE MUSEUM AND
ARCHIVES
Venice High School govern-
ment teacher Daniel R. Rubin
uses the U.S. Constitution to
educate readers about what
the framers of that document
were thinking all those years
ago and also examines the
roles of the various branches
of the U.S. government
to reveal the way the U.S.
government actually works;
$19.95. Available at www.
amazon.com and from www.
bardolfandcompany.com.


COVER ART COURTESY OF
BARDOLF AND COMPANY
"How To Mess With Others
For Their Own Good," by Chris
Angermann, offers rules to
live by that may be considered
unusual by some. It's available
atwww.amazon.com and some
area bookstores. Visit www.
bardolfandcompany.com.

museum is in serious need
of additional volunteers
in order to remain open
more hours and days. Call
941-486-2487.
Still more history of the
area can be discovered
north of Venice in Osprey
at Historic Spanish Point.
Arborists and others
who fancy trees and plants
should visit Blalock Park
across the street from the
inn, or check out some
of the special vest-pocket
gardens in the area such
as butterfly gardens along
the Legacy Trail next to
the IntracoastalWaterway.
The butterfly gardens are
maintained by members
of the Venice Area Garden
Club, which also decorates
the holiday tree at City Hall
each year.
Yet another tiny garden
surrounds the city's first
piece of public art, the
statue ofVenice' favorite
son, the late Gunther
Gebel-Williams, who died
inVenice in 2001. The
statue is at Rollins Coakley
Park, site of the Historic


Venice Train Depot. The
garden is maintained by
members of the Pelican
Pointe Garden Club.
Considered the greatest
animal trainer of all time,
Gebel-Williams resided
inVenice continuously
after being signed by Irvin
Feld to star in the Ringling
Bros. and Bamum & Bailey


BtUU K CUVtK L;UUK I tSY
OF KENT STATE
UNIVERSITY PRESS
"Darling Ro and the Benet
Women," by Venice resident
Evelyn Helmick Hively, is the
"first book-length study" of
writer Rosemary Carr Benet,
wife of Stephen Vincent
Benet. Published by Kent
State University Press, it's
available at www.amazon.
con and www.kentstate
universitvDress.com.


circus arena. Visit www.
venicecircusarts.com
To learn about anything
else in or out ofVenice, visit
one of the area's two Venice
libraries. The Venice Public
Library is at 300 S. Nokomis
Ave., where it shares what is
known as the city's Cultural
Campus with the Venice
Community Center at

Healing Grief,
Finding Peace





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COURTESY GRAPHIC
Louis LaGrand, Ph.D.,
bereavement counselor and
consultant, wrote "Healing
Grief, Finding Peace' which
is available at Amazon.com,
Books-A-Million and from
him at lagrandlouis@yahoo.
com. He is director of Loss
Education Associates and
can be contacted by email or
online at www.extraordinary
griefexperiences.com for
grief services.


this year


to 3 p.m. Dec. 9, visit the
Venice Community Center
Craft Show to see all man-
ner of handmade items,
art work and even books
by many of the creative
people in the area.
Any evening, drive
around town to enjoy
holiday lights, includ-
ing the light menagerie
outsideVenice City Hall at
the comer ofWestVenice
Avenue and Harbor Drive.

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COVER COURTESY OF
E. H. DOMIENIK
"Apology," by E. H. Domienik,
of Venice, is the third in a
series of books about serivce
in the U.S. Navy during World
War II. Order from Snipe-
book, 1702 Sandy Court,
Venice FL 34293.


PHOTO COURTESY OF THE VENICE MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES


The Triangle Inn, home of the Venice Museum and Archives is all decked out for the holidays.


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PHOTO COURTESY OF STEVE CINNAMON
THE VENICE MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
A cigar-box guitar by area
A holiday village is displayed at the Triangle Inn. resident and artist Steve


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COVER ART COURTESY OF
ILENE STEPHANIE LASCO
"Who's Your Best Friendr
by Ilene Stephanie Lasco
of Venice, was published
by Bardolk and Company,
Sarasota. It is available at
www.amazon.com and in
local stores.
Circus, which wintered in
Venice from 1960 to 1992.
Venice also was home to its
Clown College from 1968
to about 1996. Learn more
about the colorful days of
the circus at the archives,
during tours at the depot
and also at the John and
Mable Ringling Museum
of Art Circus Museum in
Sarasota. Docent-led tours
of the depot are given
Monday, Wednesday and
Friday from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday now through April
except holiday weekends.
There is no charge but
donations to the Venice
Area Historical Society
are welcome. Visit www.
venicehistory@comcast.
net or call 941-412-0151.
Learn about surrey rides on
the adjacent trail at http:/ /
www.legacytrailfriends.org.
A group known as the
Circus Arts Foundation
hopes to save the old


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VENICE MUSEUM
AND ARCHIVES
Christmas items on display
within the Triangle Inn may
be seen from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday.
326 S. Nokomis Ave. and
the Venice Art Center at
390 S. Nokomis Ave. The
library has books to borrow
and books to buy (in its
bookstore). It also has CDs,
DVDs, computers for the
use of visitors and a lengthy
list of offerings that include
films and talks and even
language classes. Check
out special displays and
the children room there
and also at the Frances T.
Boume Jacaranda Public
Library on Jacaranda Public
Boulevard atWoodmere
Park Boulevard, near the
VeniceVillage Shoppes.
For things designed and
created by area artisans,
visit the Venice Art Center
daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dec. 7, enjoy afternoon tea
at the VAC. The price is $35
per person. Reservations,
please, and wear your
finest chapeau.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dec. 8 and from 10 a.m.


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gift for a musician.


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Enjoy tea in china cups Dec. 7
at the Venice Art Center's
annual holiday tea party.
Indulge your taste
buds with gourmet treats
from the wonderful wine,
cheese and olive oil shops
in Venice, as well as meals
ranging from burgers and
fries to the finest chef's
creations. Venice is home
to all manner of eateries,
from fast-food places on
U.S. 41 Bypass to delight-
ful sit-down restaurants
serving tasty appetizers,
major main dishes and
extraordinary desserts in
town, at the beach and by
the jetty.
For do-it-yourself chefs,
local supermarkets and
specialty shops offer nearly
anything a cook could
want.
Be Santa Claus for a day
or the whole season. Even
in a magical place like
Venice there are people
in need. When you see a
volunteer staffing a kettle
for the Salvation Army
make a donation and also


say "thank you" to the bell
ringer for taking the time
to do that Money collected
at local kettles remains in
Venice to help Venice-area
people throughout the year.
Look for angel trees and
other giving opportuni-
ties throughout the area.
Pick an ornament or an
angel and make someone's
holiday dream come true.
Tree locations are at Yellow
Subs inVenice, the Senior
Friendship Center and
also at Bealls Outlet Stores
in Englewood and North
Port. Pick an ornament,
purchase the present

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IN VENICE, FLORIDA
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PHOTO COURTESY OF
THE VENICE MUSEUM AND
ARCHIVES
"Hunting Fossil Shark Teeth In
Venice, Florida: The Complete
Guide: On The Beach, SCUBA
Diving, and Inland," paper-
back, $8, is available at www.
amazon.com.


Venice Art Center volunteer
Tanya Sauppe fills in a
blank spot on a Venice Art
Center tree with additional
ornaments.











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COURTESY GRAPHIC
"Ellen's Pearls"was published
posthumously and introduced
by Cornelila Ellen Hinkleman's
daughter, Cathy Stahl, and
Stahl's mother-in-law, Doris
Wilson. Ellen died June 3,
2011, at age 77. Her writings
reflect a life full of love and
loss. The book is available
online at Amazon.com and
locally at Venice Stationers,
211 W. Venice Ave.
requested and return the
gift to an employee at the
participating location.
Check out "The
Santaland Diaries" on
Venice Theatre's Pinkerton
stage through Dec. 16 and
Venice Theatre's stunning
version of Charles Dickens
'A Christmas Carol"
Dec. 19-22.
Whatever is on your list,
from a refrigerator magnet
to brand-new sports car,
you can find it in Venice.
Still more ideas can be
found within the pages of
this special holiday edition
of Our Town.
While you are looking,
be sure to check out the
turtles and dolphins that
have taken up residence
in town. Consider that you
will not be able to pur-
chase one until springtime
in 2014 at a benefit auction
for the Venice Art Center.
Until then, all of us at
the Venice Gondolier Sun
wish you and yours a joyful
holiday season.
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By DEBORAH CORNWALL
GUEST WRITER
Having cancer or car-
ing for a cancer patient
in the family is hard, but
cancer during tradition-
ally happy holidays is
even harder.
How can you carry out
family traditions when
you're in the throes of
cancer treatment or
even dealing with the
aftermath?
Cancer caregivers who
have worked through
these challenges say you
should seek normalcy, no
matter what the patient's
prognosis. It may sound
counter-intuitive, but
it's profound. It all stems
from the issue of control.
Throughout the
cancer care process, both
caregivers and patients
experience a funda-
mental loss of control.
On some days, it may
feel as though there is
nothing left of the "good
old days." They describe
their quest for normalcy,
for moments of P.C. (pre-
cancer) life, and their
feelings that every aspect
of their lives has been
turned upside down.
They're less available
than usual, and even
when available, they may
be feeling depressed,
anxious or preoccupied.
Perhaps worst of all, their
friends and relatives
often don't know what to
say, or do, to help.
Rather than mourning
what has been lost, try to
maintain a few traditions.
Don't ignore the
holiday. Find a way to
put a smile on your and
your patient's faces. Find
something every day to
bring you joy.
It may be a baby's
laugh, or smelling a rose,
or telling a joke that
breaks a loved one's sense
of depression or isolation.
It may be preparing the
world's best clear chicken
broth for a patient who's
having trouble keeping


food down, or it may be
just a few minutes hold-
ing hands while favorite
holiday music plays.
Identify a few key ele-
ments of your traditions
that you can maintain.
James, who has been
fighting multiple my-
eloma for more than
20 years, spent three
Christmases either in the


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hospital or away from
home as a result of treat-
ments or bone-marrow
transplants. When he
was hospitalized, family
members brought a tiny
artificial tree with a few
artificial ornaments and
put it up in his room.
They gave him gifts that
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with reindeer on them,
or a "Bah, Humbug!" sign
hanging on the IV stand?
Maintain some of the
traditions, like Christmas
Eve Mass and decorated
sugar cookies, or lighting
the Chanukah Menorah
and giving the kids
chocolate coins.
Don't even think about


buying or doing too
much. Only do the part of
the holiday that matters
the most for you and your
patient. Keep decorations
simple. Focus on things
that remind you of the
good times.
Consider postponing
gift-giving completely to
focus on togetherness.
For adults, time with


family and friends is usu-
ally far more enriching
than opening presents.
If you must shop for
gifts, find ways to do
holiday shopping on line
or by phone, for things
like a decorated tabletop
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woman whom we'll call hundreds of lonely and season. The company
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thanked us profusely, homes throughout South help facilitate the pur-
but it wasn't until we Sarasota County, coordi- chase and distribution of
returned to give Mary nated by our local Home gifts by placing trees and
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to a Senior card from The program has at- Friendship Center.
the previous year. As we tracted upwards of 60,000 Remove an ornament PHOTO COURTESY OF HOME INSTEAD
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* EVENTS

* WEDNESDAY
Train Depot Tours, Free
docent led tours of 1927 train depot,
M-W-F 10-3, Sat 10-2 at 303 E. Venice
Ave. For groups and info 941-412-0151.
Zumba with Mary Lynn,
10am daily, 417 S Tamiami Tr, Venice
34285. Contact Mary Lynn 941-685-
8445 or mlszerbin@aol.com
Outdoor Photo Tips,
Outdoor Photo Tips Free workshop,
10am -Noon. Conservation
Foundation, 400 Palmetto Ave, Osprey,
RSVP 941-918-2100
VAHS Fund Raiser, VAHS
luncheon & style show, Plantation Golf
& Country Club, Information: 941-412-
0151, Open to the public, Cost $35
Partners in Play, 12/5/12
Jacaranda Lib 4143 Woodmere Park
Blv Venice walking to age 512-12:45
Fun With Watercolor,
1-4pm ea. Wed. at So. Venice Civic
Assoc., 720 Alligator Dr., Venice. $82/
mo + supplies. Call Carolyn 366-2866.
Sarasota Rep Club, Sarasota


Rep Club Christmas Dinner, Dec 5th, 6pm,
Sarasota Yacht Club, 312-5279 $30/$35
NAMI Family Meeting,
Business meeting and Care & Share
at 7 pm, Venice Health Park, 1201
Jacaranda Blvd, Rm 1283.
Pre-Holiday Dance,
Saturday December 8, 7-10 pm, Music
by David Daviski, $5, BYOB, Res Betty
941-485-2297

* THURSDAY
Zumba with Lynn, Zumba
with Lynn, Venice Community Center,
326 S. Nokomis, Venice, 9:00am
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Hanukkah cookies


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
What's in a name?
Italians call it
"biscotti." In Portugal it
is known as "bescoitas."
Jews know it as "mandel-
brot" or "mandel bread."
Any way you slice it,
these cookies are easy to
make, bake and eat.
On Nov. 1, I sat in on
a class at the Chabad of
Venice to learn how to
make "Jewish biscotti."
The class was the first
monthly meeting of the
Chabad's Jewish Women's
Circle, which meets from
November to June.
Before the program,
the women braided
some 60 loaves of
challah a Jewish
bread to distribute
to people in need. The
challah braiding is the
outgrowth of a Loaves of
Love project begun last
year in a similar class at
the Chabad. At the end
of the evening, the baked
challah was packaged for
delivery by the partici-
pants to people in need
of a visit, of sustenance
or an expression of love
and caring.
Chaya Rivka
Schmerling, wife of the
Chabad's rabbi, spoke
about the significance of
the basic ingredients of
challah and even these
cookies in a program
titled "A Life Well Baked"
prior to the mandelbrot
class.
"Flour is the main in-
gredient in most recipes.
Four represents money,
and the mitzvah (good
deed) associated with
money tzedakah," she
said. "The ability to give
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The teacher of the
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Luisa Goldman, who
was sharing the recipe of
her mother-in-law, Sybil
Goldman.

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1 pinch salt
3 cups flour (one cup
at a time)
1 heaping teaspoon
baking powder
3 eggs
/4 cup vegetable oil
(1/4 cup at a time)
1 teaspoon vanilla or
desired flavoring

Optional
ingredients:
Chopped walnuts,
almonds, dried apricots,
dates or cranberries,
orange or lemon peel,
chocolate or combina-
tion of any of these.
"In the old days, a
wood oven was used for
baking challah," Luisa
said. "You had this nice
heat left over. Do not
waste the heat. Make


cookies for the children."
The basic ingredients
are the same leaven-
ing (baking powder),
flour, sugar, salt, eggs,
water and flavoring.
"To get the crunch,
leave the baked cookies
to dry in the oven as it
cools," she said. "Package
them in the morning
when they are cool and
crunchy."
To prepare for the
class, Goldman packed
the dry ingredients
into pint canning jars.
She placed the baking
powder on the bottom,
covering it with three
cups of flour, a pinch of
salt and 1 cup of sugar.
With the top screwed on,
the ingredients will last
for a long time, always
ready to use, with the
addition of fresh eggs, oil
and flavoring, for a batch
of mandelbrot, she said.
If you do not bake
bread or anything else
first, preheat the oven to
350 degrees. Cover the
bottom of a large cookie
sheet with parchment,
which will help keep the
bottom of the mandel-
brot from getting too
dark.
Begin by whisking
the eggs. Pour the sugar
and salt from the top of
the prepared jar of dry
ingredients and continue
whisking.
Add about one cup
of the flour, pouring
it from the jar. Use
the whisk to beat it all
together. Add another
cup of flour and some
of the oil. Switch to a
spoon for the final cup
of flour, flavoring and
oil. At that point, the
dough will be quite stiff
and be more difficult to


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how to mix the dough for
Mandelbrot, which also is
referred to as Jewish biscotti.
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cookies will be tough,
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is incorporated.
If desired, add nuts
or dried fruit. Oil your
hands and form the
dough into two logs of
equal size. Each will be
about the length of the
cookie sheet and not
very fat. As they bake,
the rolls will spread into
the shape of a low loaf.
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for their Loaves of Love project tray of baked and cooled
before a recent women's group mandelbro, which will sliced
meeting at which they learned and dried in a low oven before
to make"Jewish biscotti." packaging.


from the oven to rest
for about 10 minutes.
Reduce the heat to 250
degrees.
Before returning the
loaves to the oven,
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one-quarter-inch slices
and place on their side
on the cookie sheet.
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Package in plastic bags,
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To decorate these
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chocolate. After dipping,
cookies may also be
rolled in nuts or sugar
sprinkles.
"Broken pieces make
good snacks," Sybil said.

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'Myth Busters' wow students, families


By ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER
STAFF WRITER

Kari Byron and Grant
Imahara, two co-hosts of
the Discovery Channel
hit show "MythBusters,"
spoke to a "sold-out"
crowd at the North Port
Performing Arts Center
Saturday.
The two, who came
out on stage to loud
cheers from the 1,000
in the audience, talked
about their favorite
experiments, the smelli-
est myths they've tried
to bust, favorite guns to
fire, doing things that
appear illegal and find-
ing jobs they love.
The speaking engage-
ment was sponsored by
Gulf Coast Community
Foundation as part of
its STEMsmart initia-
tive, which encourages
students in Sarasota
and Charlotte coun-
ties to increase their
achievement in science,
technology, engineering
and math to prepare
them for postsecondary
STEM programs and
careers. Tickets for the
free event, which had
to be reserved ahead of
time, were snatched up
in four days.
Students from a
number of area schools
were selected to meet
Imahara and Byron
before the event, pos-
ing for pictures with
the duo and requesting
autographs.
"They're the coolest
people I've ever met. How
did we end up in a room
with them?" wondered
Lemon Bay High School
student Morgan Guzik.
Kelsey Hansen and
Courtney Clark, eighth-
graders at L.A. Ainger
Middle School, made


their own shirts to wear
to the event. North Port
High School sophomore
Christopher Gilson had
the two sign the screen of
his cellphone.
"There's a protective
cover on here, right?"
Byron asked him before
using a Sharpie to leave
her autograph.
"North Port's getting
famous," Gilson said
afterward. "We've got
the people from (History
Channel show) American
Pickers' coming here
too."
The program, which
ran from about 11 a.m.
until just before
12:45 p.m., featured a
moderated discussion
with STEMsmart Project
Manager Chris Pfahler,
followed by a question-
and-answer period.
During the discussion,
Imahara admitted he was
better at writing when he
was in school, although
he eventually went
into engineering with a
sideline period when he
studied film.
Byron said that while
it sounds silly, she
initially didn't realize
"MythBusters" was a sci-
ence show, with Imahara
adding, "We take science
and wrap it up with car
crashes and explosion."
"If you don't know
you're learning, it kind of
sneaks up on you," Byron
said, adding that she liked
art more growing up be-
cause of "the messiness"
of it. "But I had a science
teacher who taught
science like art, where we
really got involved."
Imahara admitted he
once did fear for his life
on the show while
swimming with sharks
in the Bahamas and
Byron said she was most


SUN PHOTO BY ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER
North Port High School sophomore Christopher Gilson, 16, poses for
a photo with "MythBusters"co-hosts Grant Imahara and Kari Byron
during a meet-and-greet backstage at the North Port Performing
Arts Center Saturday morning. The TV stars were in North Port
courtesy of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation's STEMsmart
program. Imahara and Byron talked about their adventures on
their hit show, as well as encouraging students to do what they
love, intern and find a mentor to help them in their studies.


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL


Kari Byron said she was in her first day of an internship with
"MythBusters" host Jamie Hyneman's M5 Industries when they
started filming the show. She first gravitated toward art and
wanted to be a sculptor, but the show"just pulled me in."


afraid during the "Smell
of Fear" episode, when
she was lying in a acrylic
box and covered with
scorpions. Imahara said
he had a similar experi-
ence once with spiders.
"People said, 'You're
so brave, you didn't
scream,' but I didn't want
them to crawl in my


mouth," he admitted.
NPHS sophomore Zach
Hand was one of the
many students from areas
schools including Pine
View, Heron Creek Middle,
Lemon Bay High, SKY
Academy, Booker Middle,
Laurel Nokomis and L.A.
Ainger Middle to ask a
question. His question was


SUN PHOTO BY ANNE KLOCKENKEMKPER
Wearing homemade T-shirts, L.A. Ainger Middle School eighth-
graders Kelsey Hansen, left, and Courtney Clark, both 13, chat
with"MythBusters" co-hosts Grant Imahara and Kari Byron,
who autographs a poster, backstage Saturday during the
STEMsmart event at North Port High School.















SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL
Grant Imahara answers a question from moderator Chris
Pfahler, STEMsmart project manager. Imahara said part of his
love for science, which led to his interest in robotics and, ulti-
mately, his job on "MythBusters,"was his interest in how things
worked. He said he spent a lot of time as a child taking things
apart and putting them back together.


about the worst injuries
sustained on the show,
inspiring both Byron
and Imahara to list hurts
including bruises, bums,
hands cut by bandsaws
and dislocated knees.
"It was interesting to hear
their opinions and get the
background of the show,"
said Hand, who wants to go


into engineering. "(Being
on 'MythBusters') would
definitely be my dream
job."
"I'm so happy the
foundation allowed us to
host it," NPHS principal
David Jones said after the
event ended. Agreeing to
it "was a no-brainer."
Email: annek@sun-herald.com


Ceremony honors heroes, memorial


By CLINTON BURTON
STAFF WRITER

A squad of soldiers
emerged from where
they had been taking
cover into an open field,
with the man on point
carefully surveying the
landscape. They moved
forward without making a
sound, knowing they were
exposed, weapons at the
ready.
Satisfied they were
safe for the moment, at
least the men huddled
briefly and worked out
their next move.
The backpack-size radio
one of the men carried
crackled while another
soldier popped a can
of red smoke to signal
their location. Moments
later they could hear the
unmistakable, rhythmic
beat of the rotors of a
UH-1 "Huey" helicopter
en route to transport them
to the relative safety of
their camp, somewhere in
Vietnam.
Despite the Animals'
classic "We Gotta Get Out
of This Place" playing
in the background, this
wasn't a scene from a
movie or a television show.
It happened Saturday
morning at Pioneer Park
on Dearborn Street in
Englewood.
The soldiers were part
of the St. Petersburg-
based SuncoastVietnam
Veterans, and "The Last
Patrol" re-enactment was
a depiction of a scene
that must have played out


INFO NEEDED ON
LOCAL WARRIOR
The Sun received information
Saturday that a man from Engle-
wood, Norman Van Norman, was
killed in Vietnam. We cannot
find a record of his name on the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
If anyone has any information
about this man, please contact
Clinton Burton at the Engle-
wood Sun at 941-681-3022 or
cburton@sun-herald.com.

thousands of times during
the more than a decade
that U.S. troops were in
the Southeast Asian coun-
try. Saturday, however, the
patrol was for the benefit
of visitors to the Vietnam
Traveling Memorial Wall.
Vietnam veteran Allan
LaBranche of Bradenton
watched the "The Last
Patrol" with a clenched jaw.
"It was very realistic.
It brought back a lot
of memories," he said,
wiping his eyes. "It just
brought back more
memories than I really like
to speak about. I try to put
it out of my mind."
LaBranche was one of
the hundreds of veterans
who provided a motor-
cycle escort for the mobile
memorial when it arrived
in EnglewoodWednesday
morning. He said he was
caught off guard by the
reception the monument
and the veterans received
when they rolled into town.
"I just expected us to
escort the wall to the park.
I didn't know we would


SUN PHOTOS BY TAMI GARCIA, tgarcia@sun-herald.com Englewood resident Elizabeth Spisak takes a photo of one of
Jeff Kopec, a 2011 graduate of North Port High School, traces the the memorial plaques on display for the Vietnam Traveling
name of his father's friend Dennis Bergenstein, who died in Vietnam, Memorial Wall Saturday morning, prior to a special ceremony at
on the replica erected at Pioneer Park in Englewood Saturday. Pioneer Park in


A mission from the Vietnam War was re-enacted by the
Suncoast Vietnam Veterans, called "The Last Patrol."


be going through town or
past the school," he said.
When the processional
rode past Englewood
Elementary School, the
screams and cheers of
the flag-waving students
were overwhelming.
"It brought a tear to my
eye. I didn't expect to be
welcomed liked that by the
town, and those kids were
unbelievable," he said.


LaBranche said
Wednesday was a lot dif-
ferent from when he and
other veterans returned
from the war.
"When we came home,
we were dirtbags. World
War II and Korean veterans
were heroes; we were
dirtbags," he said.
Now, he said, things
have changed, and he
credits the Vietnam


Greg Kineer, a retired U.S. Marine, provided opening remarks
during a memorial ceremony for the Vietnam Traveling Wall
Saturday at Pioneer Park in Englewood.


memorial with bringing
about some of that change.
"It's one of the best
things that ever hap-
pened," he said.
The wall hasn't always
been so well-received.
Former Navy pilot and
Vietnam veteran Cmdr.
Bradley E. Smith was
the keynote speaker at a
ceremony held at the trav-
eling memorial Saturday


morning. When the artist's
conceptions of the wall first
were made public more
than 30 years ago, he said,
some spoke out against it.
"Many people said it was
not impressive enough.
It was not grand enough.
One critic even said, 'It
looks like a wall in a ditch,"
he said. "As we can see, it
has stood the test of time."
Email: cburton@sun-herald.com


HOLIDAY CONCERTS AT AREA SCHOOLS
Pine View School, 1 Python Path, Osprey
Dec. 4: Python Chorus, 6:30 p.m, auditorium
Dec. 6: Winter Choral concert, 7 p.m., auditorium


Dec. 13: Orchestra's winter concert, 7 p.m., auditorium
Dec. 20: Band concert, 6:30 p.m., auditorium

Venice Middle School, 1900 Center Road, Venice
Dec. 12: Concert, 7 p.m., cafeteria


HOLIDAY DECORATIONS
If you have any unusual or outstanding holiday decorations or
displays, please contact us: kcool@venicegondolier.com, 941-207-1105,
or ablackwell@venicegondolier.com, 941-207-1102.





WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012


Solidarity event and Hanukkah concert


FROM CHABAD OF VENICE &
NORTH PORT
Chabad of Venice &
North Port, 2169 South
Tamiami Trail, Venice,
and the Jewish Federation
of Sarasota-Manatee
are co-sponsoring an
Israel solidarity event
and Hanukkah concert
in Venice Dec. 11 at
4:30 p.m. in Centennial
Park. The event is open to
all people of all faiths free
of charge.
The purpose of the event


is for people to show their
support for the state of
Israel. Venice Mayor John
Holic and Danny Bilyeu
from CongressmanVern
Buchanan's office will be
addressing the crowd.
A unique replica of
the Western Wall in
Jerusalem is being build
by Andrew McGill.
People will be able to
get their photos taken
with the Holy Wall in the
background.
The event will feature


the lighting of a 12-foot
menorah, a Hebrew
School performance
and Eduardo Macadar
in concert to perform
Israeli and Jewish folk
songs. Authentic Israeli
falafel byYoav from
Israel, latkas, doughnuts,
snacks and drinks will be
available for sale.
Additional public
menorah lightings
will be held Saturday,
Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. at 475
Dearborn St., Englewood,


and Sunday Dec. 9,
5 p.m. at Warm Mineral
Springs, North Port.
For more information,
go to www.chabadofvenice.
com or call 941-493-2770.
PHOTO COURTESY
OF CHABAD
Venice Mayor John Holic, left,
speaks at last year's public
menorah lighting in Venice,
as Rabbi Sholom Schmerling,
director of Chabad of Venice
& North Port, looks on. This
year's event is Dec. 11.


EUMC offers Christmas dinner

FROM ENGLEWOOD UNITED music will fill the air. There mashed potatoes and gravy, church, it will be pro-
METHODIST CHURCH is no standing in line as ev- sweet potatoes, cranberry vided. If you are home-
There will be roast eryone is greeted at the door sauce, green beans, rolls and bound, you can have


turkey and all the tasty
trimmings at the 21st
annual Englewood
United Methodist Church
Christmas Dinner on
Christmas Day, noon
to 3 p.m., in Fellowship
Hall, 700 E. Dearborn St.
Donations are appreci-
ated but not required.
The hallwillbe decked for
the holiday and Christmas


and seated, to be served by
a host of cheerful volun-
teers. Use the courtyard
doors for faster seating. The
parking lot doors are best
for handicapped accessibil-
ity. A shuttle service will be
available from handicapped
parking spaces from noon
to 3p.m.
The menu is roast turkey
and Grandma's dressing,


butter, iced tea, milk, coffee
and, of course, pumpkin
pie. Last year 1,780 meals
were served and the volun-
teers, headed by co-chairs
Grace and DickTalada
and Nora and Jeno Szabo,
are already busy making
preparations to serve at least
that many this year.
If you need transporta-
tion to and from the


a complete dinner or
dinners delivered to you.
To assure good service
for both, call 941-587-
0905 as soon as possible,
but no later than noon
Christmas Day.
Takeout orders must
be placed in person on
the feast day. Look for
the takeout sign at the far
end of Fellowship Hall.


PHOTO COURTESY OF EUMC
Englewood United Methodist Church Christmas Dinner co-chairs
elf Nora Szabo, center, and angel Grace Talada enjoy the feast
themselves last year.


South County Family YMCA holiday events


FROM THE SOUTH COUNTY
FAMILY YMCA

Give the gift of health
and wellness this year
with a YMCA holiday gift
baskets.
The Y is offering two
baskets:
*Youth development
- this package includes
registration for a sports
league ($75 value), a sports
water bottle and team


league backpack with a
special compartment for
an athlete's ear buds.
Healthy living this
package includes a
personal training ses-
sion ($45 value) plus a
blue embroidered YMCA
pullover fleece jacket
(men's & women's fits)
and a workout T-shirt.
Each package is only $85,
including all applicable
taxes. See the front desk.


All TRX classes, which
use the weight of your
own body to improve
strength and flexibility, are
now being offered free of
charge to YMCA members
inVenice and Englewood.
Moms and dads,
bring your children to
our final Kids Night Out
event of the year on
Friday, Dec. 14. From 6
to 10 p.m. children ages
5 through eighth grade


will enjoy dinner, games
and "The Polar Express"
movie, plus lots more
fun. Register by 6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13. Cost is
$15 members, $20 non-
members. Call 941-716-
7422 or 941-716-7419.
The Venice Sertoma
Club's annual Breakfast
with Santa is Saturday,
Dec. 15, from 8 to 10 a.m.
at the Venice YMCA
Community Room. This


free event includes a
pancake breakfast, musi-
cal performances and
photos with Mr. Claus.
No need to R.S.V.P; all are
welcome.
The South County
Family YMCA Racing
Series, presented by Real
Bikes, kicks off Saturday,
Jan. 5, with the Venice
Resolution Run 5K. Start
the New Year in healthy
style by planning now to


take part in the 3.1-mile
event that is ideal for
runners, joggers and
walkers of all levels of fit-
ness. The race begins at
7:30 a.m. and the course
is set at Maxine Barritt
Park alongVenice Beach.
Those who complete at
least three of five events
will be entered for a
chance to win a $300 prize
from Real Bikes. Team
relays in triathlons count.


I COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Style show
The Venice Area
Historical Society holds
its seventh annual style
showWednesday, Dec. 5,
11 a.m., at Plantation Golf &
Country Club. The Society
will honor the heritage of
Venice Theatre with the
theme "All the World's a
Stage, CelebratingVenice
Theatre." Tickets are $35
and available at Collectors



HARRIS
FROM PAGE 1

taking a bath in a No. 3
washtub in the center
of the living room, and
I heard some sloshing
water outside, and I
heard somebody yell,
'You better come out
and look after your boat!
The tide's still coming in
and it's blowing like the
dickens.'
"I went outside and
pulled my boat into a
ditch, tied it to a motor
I had laying in the yard,
but heck, in two hours


Gallery, Paper Pad, Venice
Stationers andVenice
Theatre. The event sup-
ports the Society's work,
including the Historic
Venice Train Depot and
Caboose. Call 941-408-1729;
venicehistory@comcast.net.

'My Three Angels'
on stage
Lemon Bay Playhouse
will produce "My Three

my boat was riding the
waves in the front yard.
A lot of docks broke up
and the docks and the
net spreads (fishing nets)
was coming through
under our house. Oh,
that tin roof sounded
just like somebody had
a steamroller up there. It
was so loud we couldn't
talk. 'The Honey House'
was about 2 feet off the
ground. The water come
up right to the edge of
the floor.
"It was sloshing up
once in a while between
the cracks. I got ready;
I was gonna leave if the
wind didn't change pretty


Angels," a comedy written
by Samuel and Bella
Spewack and directed
by Richard Blanchard,
Dec. 5-23; 7:30 p.m.
evenings and 2 p.m.
matinees. This Christmas
story takes place on
Devil's Island Christmas
Eve and Christmas
morning, 1910. Three
kind-hearted criminals
put their "particular" skills
to work in order to rescue

quick. But sure enough,
around midnight, the
wind changed to the
northwest and when it
did, well, I told Esther,
my wife, let's go back to
sleep. I told her it would
be over now and that the
water would be going
out. And it did and that
'Honey Shack' stayed
together."
The late Don Platt,
Bob's brother, came back
from the Navy in 1946 or
'47, and he too lived in
"The Honey House." It
was not until 1960, as his
family grew to six, that
he moved.
By 1971, Don had


a store owner. Tickets are
$18, available at the box
office at 941-475-6756
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday
through Friday, or at www.
lemonbayplayhouse.com.

USDA food
distribution
Florida Department of
Agriculture has contracted
with All Faiths Food Bank
to distribute free USDA

begun developing the
property surrounding the
lot on which "The Honey
House" sat. Today it is
the Royal Palm Marina.
Needing the space, Don
gave the old historical
building his grandfather
Carl Biroseth had built
for his honey business to
a man who worked for
him, RayWilliams.
In 1972, Williams
moved "The Honey
House" to his property
on Morningside Drive,
where it still sits, al-
though it cannot be seen
from the road.


commodities to eligible
Sarasota County residents
Wednesday, Dec. 5,
10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Venice
Community Center, 326 S.
Nokomis Ave., Venice.


discounts, restaurants
will provide cheerful
surroundings and there
will be holiday luminar-
ies and window displays.
Children can meet Santa.


Christmas Walk Holiday fundraiser


The annual Christmas
Walk in downtown Venice
will be held Thursday,
Dec. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Merchants will offer


The Windsor of Venice,
1600 Center Road, will
hold a holiday shopping

BRIEFS 19


PHOTO PROVIDED BY DIANA HARRIS


"
e hT Honey House"was t


where Royal Palm Marina is located today. This photo is from
Email: diharris@comcast.net the 1920s.


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passages
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do that!"
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capital
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hunting knife
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Nickelodeon
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enough
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youngster, e.g.
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bird, for one
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narrated by a
teen blogger
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agcy.
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starred clues
start with kinds of
them, and are
arranged in them
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turnout
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extra
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master, perhaps
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degrees
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berry


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the Morning"
broadcaster
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points
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native
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connection that
involves a
transfer of
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chorale presents holiday concert at Glenridge


FROM THE GLENRIDGE feature some lighthearted
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER and popular selections.
The chorale's goal is to
The Glenridge provide the unique beauty
Performing Arts Center and quality of sound that
will present AVery Merry comes from the blending
Holiday Concert, co- of women's voices and to
produced by Belle Canto leave audiences feeling
and GPAC, at 8 p.m. on joyful and uplifted.
Saturday, Dec. 8. Belle Canto's "AVery
Belle Canto, Sarasota's Merry Holiday Concert"
newest all-female musical will be presented at the
chorale, offers a varied Glenridge Performing
repertoire that includes Arts Center, 7333
classical and traditional, ScotlandWay, on Palmer
secular and sacred choral Ranch. For directions,
works. For this concert visit www.theglenridge.
the chorale also will com or call 941-552-5325.


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:WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012


BRIEFS
FROM PAGE 7
bazaar Thursday, Dec. 6,
noon-4 p.m., with
proceeds to benefit the
Arthritis Foundation.
There will be raffles for
door prizes, a 50/50
drawing, a bake sale and
more. Call 941-408-2600.

Handbell holiday
concert
A handbell concert
with 40 entertainers will
be held Thursday, Dec. 6,
7:15-8:15 p.m. in the
auditorium of Jacaranda
Trace, 3600 William Penn
Way, Venice, second floor
of Cadbury Commons.
Gulf Coast Ringers will
entertain with Christmas
carols and holiday songs.
The public is invited. Call
941-408-2050 to reserve
a spot.

Photos with Santa
Historic Spanish Point
will hold photos with
Santa Dec. 8 and 15 at its



HOLIDAYS
FROM PAGE 2

developing a theme, like
"laughter" or "comfort"
that can focus gift-giving
and divert from the daily
stresses of treatment. Let
people do things for you.
Family and friends
bring normalcy.
There are two reasons
for you to let others help.
First, the patient needs
friends now more than
ever, and especially during
the holiday season that
represents togetherness.
Too many people are afraid
of cancer. It's not necessar-
ily that they think they can
catch it from the patient,
but they don't know how to
talk to either of you, so they
may shy away.
Second, no caregiver
knows how long the cancer
caregiving experience will
last. It can last for a few
weeks or for more than
20 years. You may well
need friends and their help
a lot later in your caregiv-
ing, especially when you
get caregiver fatigue.
Reach out to friends
and family. If invitations
to you both dwindle, in-
vite others to your house.
Sometimes friends don't
want to intrude on your
privacy, so they stop
inviting you out. Make it
clear that you're deter-
mined to maintain your
social connections.
Cancer disrupts your
life. Sometimes it's hard
to remember the things
you still have. For Carl,
that meant learning how
to swim even after one
leg had been amputated,
because he loved swim-
ming almost as much as
he loved his wife. For Mike
S.'s wife, it was making
sure that the family still got
together for holidays even


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Eric Watters celebrates his 11th year playing Scrooge in"A
Christmas Carol" at Venice Theatre, on stage Dec. 19-22.


historical treasure on Little
Sarasota Bay, 337 North
Tamiami Trail, Osprey On
Dec. 31, 6-10 p.m., attend
the Fire & Starlight Party.
Go to www.historicspanish
point.org or call
941-966-5214.


though he was fighting ter-
minal pancreatic cancer.
For Artie's daughter-in-law
and grandchildren, it was
about continuing to leave
cookies and milk for Santa
Claus.
If you're dealing with
the aftermath following a
patient's death, and you're
wrestling with how you'll
get through the holidays,
be willing to change
family rituals. Consider
focusing the holidays
around family and friends
in a new setting.
Many cancer patients
live long and happy lives
well after their initial
diagnoses. Holiday peri-
ods nourish their spirits
and remind them how
much they have to live
for. Family caregivers can
help lengthen their lives
simply by reminding them
of normalcy and reducing
anxiety. They can do that


'Messiah' sing
On Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Venice
Presbyterian Church,
825 The Rialto will hold
a "Messiah" sing under
the direction of Andrew
Galuska, music minister.


by celebrating holidays
with zest that keeps things
festive, simple, social and
positive.
Deborah Cornwall
is a cancer survivor
and has more than 20
years of experience as


A free-will offering will
be taken. The church has
a hearing loop system
for those with hearing
problems who have a
T-coil in their hearing aids.
Call 941-966-6841.

Walk for full-ride
scholarships
Take Stock in Children's
Strides for Education 5K
Walk/Run will be Saturday,
Dec. 8, 8 a.m., at New
College of Florida, 8500
Bayshore Road, Sarasota.
Walks occur in 13 Florida
counties to raise $1 mil-
lion for scholarships for
low-income students. Two
full-ride tuition scholar-
ships will go to the schools
with the most participants.
Call 941-358-4407; www.
takestocksarasota.org.

Christmas
barbecue
Loveland Center will
hold a Christmas barbecue
Dec. 11. For tickets, call
941-493-0016, ext. 301, or
send an email to CKoltay@
lovelandcenter.com.


a leadership volunteer
for the American Cancer
Society at national,
regional and local levels.
She also is the author of
"Things IWish I'd Known:
Cancer Caregivers Speak
Out." For additional


G.AL4 HOLIDAY CONCERT

Dianne and Steve Dawson
Jim Cox On Piano

Favorite Songs
OfThe Season

Monday, DEC. 10, 7:30 p.m.
St. Andrew United Church of Christ
6908 Beneva Road, Sarasota
uccstandrew.org
Tickets $15, Students $10
922755 rg44-75


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Local elves build wooden toys
Ann Murdock bought three handmade wooden cars last
Christmas, which were made by Dave Sutherlin, background,
who made them with some volunteer woodworkers from
the community and First Christian Church, 1100 Center Road.
The group is making the toys again this year at Sutherlin's
Nokomis workshop, which will go to families in need here
and through Haiti missionaries. Anyone in the community
who wants to help or donate to the cause can contact
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WEDNESDAY
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Santa Frank and Gale Pawlitsa enjoy a fun moment at the Big
Brothers Big Sisters Christmas Party at the Royal Coachman
Resort. This husband-and-wife team are among the 52 volun-
teers who made the party possible.


This first-
place-winning
boat at the
Venice Yacht
Club took
more than
a week to
decorate and
was crewed
by Christmas
pirates.


These boat parade Christmas pirates spent a week decorating
their boat and won first place: Gus and Carla Olson and their
daughter, Tiffany.


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Amanda Bates enjoys dancing with her Big Sister Harriet Beck-
with at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Christmas Party at the Royal
Coachman Resort.


Angels on high at the Church of the Nazarene are Patricia Maro-
szek, left, Alyson Koziowski, Noelle Oxboel, Maddie Dolleman,
Melissa Whitham and Cassi Berntsen.


The captain and first mate in the first boat in the Venice boat
parade this year are Pat and Joe Fanciolli.


Santa John enjoys visiting with Gina, left, and Nina Scolaro at
the Toys for Tots kickoff at the Venice Community Center.


Scouts from Troop 77 deliver poinsettias to one of their customers:
Jonathan Boyd, left, Brian Johnson, and Matthew and David Reeves,
Travis Johnson and, in front, Vincent Johnson holding the wreath.


The Church of the Nazarene choir rehearses for the "I Have Seen
The Light"Christmas play scheduled for Dec. 6, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m.
at the church on East Venice Avenue. Admission is free.


Interact members from Venice High School make the Big Brothers
Big Sisters Christmas Party at the Royal Coachman Resort merry.


Bill Millner, director of the Venice Concert Band, does a sound
check before a concert. Its popular Holiday Concert takes place
at the Venice Community Center on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. Visit the
new website at veniceconcertband.org.


We're home for the holidays


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lighting of the fleet at
the Venice Yacht Club.
Members of the club
and friends oohed and
ahead as they walked
along the dock look-
ing at the decorated
boats and took time to
celebrate their love of
FRAN VALENCIC boating with colleagues.
Those of us who live The spirit was bright
in Venice know it's just and friendly, and for
as much fun Christmas this group it was clear
shopping with the top the holidays are about
down on our convertibles getting together with
as it is dashing through friends. There was
the snow. The perfect eager anticipation of the
holiday weather during annual boat parade in
these past few weeks has the air. Many boats were
us all enjoying watching participating.
our neighbors bring the
city to life with fabulous The Christmas
decorations. The pen- Story
guins are out in full force
on Shamrock Boulevard. Members of the
Church of the Nazarene
Lighting of the fleet on East Venice Avenue
invite the community to
Ann Thompson's "I Have Seen The Light."
meatballs were prize Performances are on


Dec. 6, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m.
and are free. Goodwill
offerings are welcome.

Ho, ho, ho
Boys and girls smiled
as they sat on Santa's
lap for a hug, a present
and aphoto. The annual
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Christmas party included
pizza, cookies, brownies
and dancing. What else is
there?
Bravo to the members
of the Venice High School
Interact Club who were
Santa's helpers for the
party.
Gina Taylor took
photos. She also coordi-
nated buying gifts and
wrapping. It's just what
she always does.

Wear your bling
Come to West
Blalock Park on South
Nassau Street at 5 p.m.
Saturday for the annual


community tree-lighting
and fun. Of course, Santa
will be there.

Some of our best
The special people
of this week are the
volunteers from Royal
Coachman who turned
the rec hall at the facility
into a magical place.
About 52 volunteers
under the direction of
Caroline Goode baked
cookies and brownies
and served pizza to
about 100 Bigs and Littles
from the Big Bothers Big
Sisters organization.
Dressed in their
Christmas best, including
Santa hats and reindeer
antlers, the residents
of the Royal Coachmen
Resort showed their
Christmas spirit, which
included plenty of line
dancing.
These terrific Royal
elves make Venice a great
place to live.


Rio, left, and Madisyn Tuccillo are helpers at the Sertoma Club
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left, as
Mary,
Magi Peter
Oxboel,
Tommy
Hayes and
Charles
Polk, and
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*Wednesday

SOAPY TUNA, (rock), 8 p.m. Deans South of the
Border, 130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100.
DAVID MOORE, (variety), 6 p.m. -10 p.m. Sharky's
on the Pier, 1600 Harbordrive South, Venice. 941-488-1456.
PAUL COTTRELL, (singer/guitarist), 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Center stage, Fishermen's Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda.
KITT MORAN, (jazz), 6 p.m.-9 p.m. J.D's Bistro Grille,
1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-255-0994.
COME BACK ALICE, (blues/rock),10 p.m. Ladies
drink free from 10 p.m. -midnight. The Five O'Clock Club, 1930
Hillview St, Southside Village, Sarasota. 941-366-5555.
GALAXI, (variety band), 6 p.m. -10 p.m. Englewood
Moose 1933,55 W. Dearborn St, Englewood. 941-473-2670.
7TH ANNUALVENICE HISTORICAL
SOCIETY BENEFIT LUNCHEON, 11 a.m. Fashion
show featuring a historical Venice theme. Plantation Golf and
Country Club, 500 Rockley Blvd., Venice. 941-497-1494.
KARAOKE, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Also, its Pasta Night from
5:30 p.m.- 7 p.m. Englewood Elks, 401 N. Indiana Ave.,
Englewood. 941-474-1404.
KARAOKE, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. DJ by Lil John. Brick Pit BBQ
and Sports Bar, 502 Kings St, Punta Gorda. 941-347-8752.
KARAOKE, by Billy G. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. F. 0. E.
Eagles #3296,23111 Harborview Rd., Port Charlotte.
941-629-1645.
KARAOKE, with Mark McKinley. 7 p.m. 10 p.m.
Stuff A Belly Diner, 14525 Tamiami Trail, North Port.
941-426-9885.


KARAOKE, with Nichol, 7 p.m. Free admission. Beyond
the Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd.,
Englewood. 941-474-1400.
POCKET ROCKETS 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.
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD'EM
POKER, noon-4:30 p.m., 5 p.m-close. Big Daddy's Burger
Den, 545 Tamiami Trail, Venice. 941-244-9440.



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3555 s. Access Rd. E glewood
Thurs., Dec 6th 7:00pm
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AS IS BAND, (classic rock), 6 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. F. 0.E. Eagles
#3296,23111 Harborview Rd., Port Charlotte. 941-629-1645.
ZOMBIE UNIVERSITY, (variety band), 8:30 p.m.
Deans South of the Border, 130Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.
941-575-6100.
JIM MORRIS, (trop-rock), 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Nav-A-Gator,
9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy. 941-627-3474.
MUTTINI MINGLE, 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. With music by
One Eyed Cat. Fishermen's Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda.
DON AND SUZY AKERS, (variety duo), 7 p.m.
Free admission. Beyond the Sea Restaurant and Supper Club,
3555 S. Access Rd., Englewood. 941-474-1400.
TC AND THE TROUBLE MAKERS, (southern
blues), 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W.
Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-7501.
TOMMY D., (singer), 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. The New Faull
Inn, 2670 Placida Rd., Englewood. 941-697-8050.


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THURSDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN WITH
NEXXLEVEL, (variety band), 8:30 p.m.-midnight, DJ
until late. Harpoon Harry's, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta
Gorda. 941-637-1177.
DEMOCRACY, (reggae), 10 p.m. The Five O'Clock
Club, 1930 Hillview St., Southside Village, Sarasota.
941-366-5555.
KAMALA SANKARAM, 7 p.m. Hermitage Artist
Retreat resident composer with present a community program
at the Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Ba Shore Rd., Sarasota.
INGROOV BAND, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. The band performs
the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman,
Buddy Rich, The Dorsey Brothers and others. Admission is $3.
The Cultural Center of Port Charlotte, in the Centennial Room,
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
CLASSIC GOLD ENTERTAINMENT, ('50s/
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the west end of Marion in Punta Gorda. To register call
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BINGO, 6 p.m. Thursday. Early bird, 7:15 p.m. bingo.
Benefit children's charity. Rotonda Elks #2710,303 Rotonda
Blvd East, Rotonda. 941-697-2710.
LEMON BAY CHORD COMPANY
REHEARSAL, 6:30 p.m. Christ Lutheran Church,
Englewood. 941-429-0215.
VENICE ANNUAL CHRSITMAS WALK,
5:30 p.m. 8 p.m. Historic Downtown Venice.
GUITAR ARMY, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Gilchrist Park,
Punta Gorda.
KARAOKE WITH BILL AND SHIRLEY,
6:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m. Englewood Bowl/ Spanky's,
299 S. Indiana Ave., Englewood. 941-474-5265.
KARAOKE, 5 p.m 8 p.m. With DJ Don. The Portside
Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-629-3055.
KARAOKE, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings. 4301
Aiden Lane, North Port. 941-429-9722
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, registration 5 p.m.,
play from 6 p.m. -11 p.m. The End Zone, 2411 S. McCall Rd.
Englewood. 941-473-ZONE.
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD'EM
POKER,12 p.m- 4:30 p.m. Big Daddy's Burger Den,
545 Tamiami Trail, Venice. 941-240-2675.
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD'EM
POKER, 5 p.m.- close. Olde World Rest 14415 Tamiami Trail,
North Port. 941-240-2675.
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD'EM
POKER, noon -5 p.m. MS Rascals Loony Bin,
1182 Tamiami Trail Unit F, Port Charlotte. 941-240-2675.

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AMERICAN MADE, (classic
rock/southern rock/funk), 8 p.m. midnight. Slip Not, 1601
Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-639-7667.
CHERRY BOMBS, (variety band), 9 p.m. -12:30 a.m.
DJ until 2 a.m. Harpoon Harry's, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda. 941-637-1177.
AS IS BAND,(classic rock), 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Whiskey
Creek Wood Fire Grill, 2746 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-766-0045.
COME BACK ALICE, (blues/rock),10 p.m.
The Five O'Clock Club, 1930 Hillview St., Sarasota.
941-366-5555.
COUNTRY EXPRESS, (country), 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
Rotonda Elks Club, 303 Rotonda Blvd. E., Rotonda.
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2 p.m. Center stage,
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Retta Esplanade, Punta GorJia
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5 p.m. 9 p.m. Fishermen's Villag;e 121:00 W:1 Rnl
Esplanade, Punta Gorda
THE GOLDTONES, (dc .. -ii 1 .11 'l -' :I .1 "
Portofino's Restaurant, Bayshore Irnw, Po'i r Chi I:rr
941-743-2800.
CLIQUE, (high energy dan. nri. i -1.pi Fri-
admission. Beyond the Sea Restain iil liii. Iii'.li lr u
3555 S. Access Rd., Englewood 'j I 4I- -iii
THIRD WHEEL TUESDAY, I Inrv IiI.lI
4 p.m. 7 p.m. The Portside Taveri, .: ..:. Ii I iii r 1I
Port Charlotte. 941-629-305'
DOUBLE DOSE,(variety 1 Jill u I.i- 1i 111
The Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiar ii ir iii P'i r Cl,:o I:rrE
941-629-3055.
SPOTLIGHT,(varietybarl .:I iiii ii .:
p.m. Englewood Eagles #3885,25 11, 1i ll Fi,-.... I l I
Englewood. 941-474-9802.
QUIET FIRE BAND, (varirv Ii, u ll .11. 1
p.m. F. E. Eagles #3296,23111 H Jrl rii -w R Il Po,
Charlotte. 941-629-1645.
TROPICAL AVE. BAND, I' iv Ivl l uIi
8:30 p.m. Deans South of the Bor' l-r I: iiii iiiiii ir i1
Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100.
DON AND SUZY AKERS, iv ,rliv l11,, '
10 p.m. Englewood Moose 1933, ':. W fiai-n ln, '..[
Englewood. 941-473-2670.
HOLIDAY NIGHT OF LIGHTS ON ST.
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five-story Rocky Mountain Pine Clinriir inr-- ju, Ili.-wr I::
different musical groups perform innl riii.ii .ii- ,r, I. r
Armands Circle.
TEA BY THE SEA, 3 p.ni .1n Il. I ...r r Ii. .1
booths by"full circle boutique"ar. I Vii Ar I .ilo.r -
hand-crafted jewelry.There will b.- ii.-i al .1.r I.111,- 1 II
a musical performance by the Vei in. Hi]h Il 11 1 ii in ji
followed by a fashion show from Lii r ii 1 I i,-r:i iiI l-r.
will be prizes awarded for the mo 'i .i- jii ui11i .1' i Irii.
hat. Tickets are $35. Venice Art Cenil.r .:'I l. IiiNiiIii Avi '.
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PEARL HARBOR: LEST WE FORGET, ,: 1.1
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Market Place, Downtown Punto Go;: ,:i
A NIGHT OF ART AND MUSIC, 1,.11 -'p 1i
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local artist,Yvonna Van Atten anc iii. iii i ijr-y Ii ii.-V
The Galleria on Venice Ave., 1500 f v.-in,. Av,. l\ n,
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STUFFED CABBAGE DINNER, J I.:i"I
6:30 p.m. Tickets available until C .1 i,;ili ..i- Ii.iiiai-
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ENGLEWOOD WOOD CARVERS, 1. .: 1.i
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Englewood. 941-697-5980.
KARAOKE, with Mark Mo i.-y i11.i iii 1.1
Stuff A Belly Diner, 14525 Tamiann ir ni1 No:' rh P:io r
941-426-9885.
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'Tis the season
I have seen ICE! at the Gaylord Palm Resort, the
Christmas show at the Venice Museum and Archives
and The Candlelight Processional at Epcot in the
Walt Disney World Resort but when am I going to
find time for everything else?
Time is fleeting. At least Disney keeps the Osborne
Family Spectacle of Lights up through Jan. 6 at its
Hollywood Studios. The Tower of Terror is another
draw there, of course. And, unlike Mickey's Christmas
Party, there is no extra fee to see the lights nor the
processional although one does need to reserve
tickets for the processional.
ICE! will melt Jan. 2. Call 407-586-2000. Heavy
coats are provided to protect you from the 9-degree
temperature.
SeaWorld Orlando also has ice but it is for skaters
at its Polar Express Experience. One price gives you
Shamu and Santa too, but only until Dec. 31. Call
407-363-2259.
I adore Leu Gardens and have been there in every
season but this one. Through Jan. 2, the 11-room 19th
century house on the grounds will be decked for the
holidays. See it on 30-minute tours offered on the
hour and half hour daily. Admission to the gardens
and the house is $7 for adults and $2 for
children 5-18. That price alone is like
an extra holiday present.
Call 407-246-2620.
More ideas coming next
week in this space.

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Ricky Martin
finds new
home on small
screen
Ricky Martin is saying
goodbye to Broadway's"Evita.'
But don't cry for him.
The Latin superstar has a slew of new projects in the
works, including two television series and a children's
book.
"It's about growing,"said Martin in an interview
Friday. "It's a moment in my life where I just need to
absorb and be surrounded by amazing actors and
musicians and grow as an entertainer. I think this is
going to be an amazing year for that:'
Martin takes his final bow in the Andrew Lloyd
Webber revival on Jan. 26. Then he heads down under
tojoin the second season of the Australian edition of
"The Voice.' But the Grammy winner says not to expect
any biting, Simon Cowellesque critiques.
"I don't believe in tough love. I believe in love, and
I believe in being nurturing to new talented men
and women," he said at an M.A.C. Viva Glam event for
Saturday's World AIDS Day. Martin partnered with the
cosmetics brand to raise awareness and funding for
HIV/AIDS programs worldwide.
The"Livin'la Vida Loca"singer is developing a new
series for NBC, expected in 2013. He's producing,
writing and will star in the currently untitled dramedy,
where he hopes to tackle social issues with humor.
He's also writing his second book and admitted he
didn't have to look farfor inspiration.
"I think it's time to write about things that I've been
through with my kids that I'm sure many daddys out
there will understand:'said the father of 4-year-old
twins Matteo and Valentino.


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Let's Go! this week

I'd like to say thank you to those who responded to
my column last week with some great suggestions
for improving the Let's Go! I look forward to accom-
modating your wishes and any others that may come
along.
We are in the full-fledged holiday spirit now with
only a few weeks left until Christmas. Be on the
lookout for fun, holiday events for the family to enjoy.
This week North Port will be holding their annual
Poinsettia Parade and Festival. The parade route will
be in North Port with the festival held afterward in
Dallas White Park.
Probably one of the biggest musical acts to ever
come to Charlotte County, Travis Tritt, will be here
Saturday night to celebrate Kixmas, Kix Country's
birthday bash. Tickets are affordable and you get
way more than a concert. There will be food, craft
vendors and other musicians performing as well. Let's
show this country star what awesome fans there are
in Southwest Florida. and keep him coming back for
years to come.
Venice will be hosting it's holiday walk tomorrow
night, complete with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Finish, (or
in my case start), your Christmas shopping with a fun
evening on the Avenues in Downtown Venice.
Last week's Readers Rock trivia question stumped
readers. The correct answer is in today's Up Beat music
column along with a chance to test your music knowl-
edge again.
Many have asked how long the turkey contest will
continue and the answer is until the Dec. 26 issue
of Let's Go! So keep counting those turkeys for your
chance to win a $25 gift card to Publix.


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BINGO, 5:45 p.m. warm-up with early bird games
and regular games follow. Proceeds go to children's charity.
Englewood Elks, 401 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood.
941-474-1404.
BINGO, 5:30 p.m. Port Charlotte VFW Post 5690,23204
Freedom Ave., Port Charlotte. 941-467-4447.
DJ CAPTAIN JACK,10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Applebees, 7500 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-423-1504.
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD'EM
POKER, 5 p.m.- close. Armadillo's 622 N. Indiana Ave.,
Englewood. 941-240-2675.
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD'EM
POKER, 12 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Olde World Rest 14415
Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-240-2675.

SSaturday

CHERRY BOMBS, (variety band), 9 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.
DJ until 2 a.m. Harpoon Harry's, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda.941-637-1177.
MAC DADDY, (rock/classic rock/blues), 4 p.m. 7 p.m.
with ZOMBIE UNIVERSITY, 8:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.This
will be an epilepsy fundraiser at Deans South of the Border,
130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100.
BEANS AND SEEDS, (variety/trop-rock), 6 p.m.-
9 p.m. Beef'O' Brady's, 1105 Taylor Rd., Punta Gorda.
941-505-2333.
THIRD WHEEL TUESDAY, (folk/accoustic/indie),
2 p.m.- 5 p.m. Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake
Suzy. 941-627-3474.
BONESHAKERS, (rock),10 p.m. The Five O'Clock
Club, 1930 Hillview St, Sarasota. 941-366-5555.
JOY AND THE GANG, (classic country/rock oldies),
6 p.m. -9 p.m. Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill, 2746 Tamiami
Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-766-0045.
KITT MORAN,(jazz), 7 p.m.-10 p.m. J.D's Bistro Grille,
1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-255-0994.
COUNTRY EXPRESS BAND, (country), 6 p.m.-
10 p.m. $5 cover, do not have to be a member to attend. Port
Charlotte Eagles, 23111 Harborview Rd., Port Charlotte.
ROCK N' RHYTHM, (variety band) 7 p.m. -10 p.m.
American Legion, 3152 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-629-7446.
THE JAYMEN, (variety band), 6:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m.
Englewood Eagles #3885,250 Old Englewood Rd.,
Englewood. 941-474-9802.
KIM JENKINS, (one-man baby boomer band), Free
admission. Beyond the Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555
S. Access Rd., Englewood. 941-474-1400.
BUZZ QUARTET, (a cappella singing), 2 p.m. Burnt
Store Presbyterian Church, 11330 Burnt Store Rd., Punta
Gorda. 941-639-0001.
CITY OF PUNTA GORDA 125TH
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, 3 p.m. Musical
entertainment until 9 p.m. Food and retail available. City
Market Place, Punta Gorda.
THE GOLDTONES, (doo wop), 3:30 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Christmas tree lighting, downtown Punta Gorda.They also
play at 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. at Heritage Oak Park, Port Charlotte.
RAP SO DEE, (band), 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Englewood
Moose 1933,55W. Dearborn St.,Englewood. 941-473-2670.
THE FLASHBACKS-SONNY AND SABLE,
(oldies), 7 p.m. -10 p.m. The Allegro Bistro, 1740 E. Venice
Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889.
A VERY MERRY HOLIDAY CONCERT, 8 p.m.
Glenridge Performing Arts Center, 7333 Scotland Way,
Sarasota. 941-552-5325.
POINSETTIA PARADE AND FESTIVAL,
5 p.m. Dallas White Park, North Port. See today's Let's Go!
article for more information.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Children ages 3 to 11 are invited to come and have breakfast
with Santa, make a craft and have a picture taken with Santa.
Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Tringali Recreation
Center, 3460 N. Access Rd., Englewood. 941-681-3741.
TCIS 5K RUN/WALK, Check in at 6:30 a.m. Run at
8 a.m. The race will be chip-timed. Charlotte Sports Park, El
Jobean Rd., Port Charlotte.
www.charlotteschoolfoundation.org.
ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS MARKET,
10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Christ Community United Methodist Church's
mission for this event is to provide an alternative to the
commercial holiday shopping experience, and enhance the
public's awareness of local nonprofits that serve our commu-
nity. Admission is free and 100% of the donation amount will
go to the nonprofit from whom the gift was purchased. Christ
Community United Methodist Church, 27000 Sunnybrook Rd.,
Harbour Heights, Punta Gorda.
DJ KAPT JACK,10 p.m.-1 a.m. Applebees, 17500
Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-423-1504.
KARAOKE WITH DJ"DON" QUIDO, 9p.m.-
1 a.m. Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-629-3055 or www.theportside.com.
KARAOKE, 7 p.m. -10 p.m. Stuff A Belly Diner, 14525
Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-426-9885.
KARAOKE, Saturdays. Port Charlotte VFW Post 5690,
23204 Freedom Ave., Port Charlotte. 941-467-4447.


TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, registration 5 p.m.,
play from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. The End Zone, 2411 S. McCall Rd.
Englewood. 941-473-ZONE.
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD'EM
POKER, 5 p.m close. John Hall's Goal Post Grill and Sports
Bar, 3575 S. Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-240-2675.
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD'EM
POKER, noon- 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m.-close. Big Daddy's Burger
Den, 545 Tamiami Trail, Venice. 941-240-2675.
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, Downtown Venice. Local produce, plants,
flowers, crafts,jewelry, soaps, imported oils, seafood, pastries
and more.
NORTH PORT FARMERS/CRAFT
MARKET, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 14942 Tamiami Trail, North
Port. 941-240-6100.
KARAOKE WITH THE CONNECTION,
8 p.m.-midnight. Nemos in Bowland, 3192 Harbor Blvd.,
Port Charlotte. 941-625-4794.

*Sunday

BEANS AND SEEDS, (variety/trop-rock), 5 p.m.-
8 p.m. Pincher's Crab Shack, 6890 Estero Blvd., FortMyers
Beach. 239-463-2909.
PAUL ROUSH, (country/ trop-rock), 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy.
941-627-3474.
JIMMY MAZZ, (Las Vegas Legends show), 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15. Beyond the Sea Restaurant and Supper Club,
3555 S. Access Rd., Englewood. 941-474-1400.
SUPERBOT, ('80s/contemporary/rock n'roll) 10 p.m.
Ladies drink free from 10 p.m. midnight The Five O'Clock
Club, 1930 Hillview St., Southside Village, Sarasota.
941-366-5555.
SAX ON THE BEACH, noon-3 p.m. Sunday
Brunch at Zydeco Grille, 8501 Placida Rd. #15, Cape Haze.
941-828-1472.
CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
HOLIDAY CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. $45 for adults, $15
for those under 18 years of age. Charlotte Harbor Event and
Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. Tickets can only
be purchased by calling 941-205-9743.
CHRISTMAS IN CANDY LAND, noon- 2 p.m.
Join Santa and your favorite holiday characters and see
Michael's on East Ballroom transformed into a winter
wonderland. Decorate holiday cookies, and treat yourself to
mountains of delicious sweets. There will be face painting,
ballon sculpting, glitter tatoos and more. This event raises
money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and
Northern Fla. Tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for children
12 and under. Michael's on East Ballroom, 1212 East Ave.,
Sarasota. www.christmasincandyland.kintera.org.
HOLIDAY ON THE HARBOR, dusk. The event
will feature a holiday film. Santa will arrive in a big rig, and be
on hand for photos and candy. Bring a picnic and a blanket.
Bayshore Live Oak Park Ampitheatre, 23157 Bayshore Rd.,
Charlotte Harbor. Call 941-627-1628 ext. 101 for more
information.
CHRSITMAS AT THE PAC, 3 p.m.The North Port
Concert Band will transform the Performing Arts Center into
a magical place for all ages. Join together with your friends
and neighbors and experience the wonder and beauty of the
holiday season. $12 for adults, $5 for students. The North Port
Performing Arts Center, 6400 W. Price Blvd., North Port.
941-426-8479.
HANDBELL CONCERT, 3:30 p.m. St. David's
Episcopal Church, 401 S. Broadway, Englewood.
941-474-1047.
BBQ CHICKEN DINNER, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.The
Masonic lodge offers 1/4 chicken with two sides, a dessert
and a drink for $8. Come meet a Mason. Englewood Masonic
Lodge #360,265 Pine St, Englewood. 941-830-1249.
BIG SUNDAY BREAKFAST, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
All-you-can-eat breakfast for $6. Amvets Post 312,7050
Chancellor Blvd., North Port. 941-224-6031.
PUNTA GORDA HISTORY PARK
FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 501 Shreve St.,
Punta Gorda. 941-380-6814.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, registration 5 p.m.,
play from 6 p.m. -11 p.m. The End Zone, 2411 S. McCall Road,
Englewood. 941-473-ZONE.
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD'EM
POKER, 12 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Olde World Restaurant, 14415
Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-240-2675.
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD'EM
POKER, 5 p.m.-close. Big Daddy's Burger Den, 545 Tamiami
Trail, Venice. 941-240-2675.
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD'EM
POKER, 5 p.m.- close. Punta Gorda Elk's Lodge #2606,
25538 Shore Dr., Punta Gorda. 941-240-2675.

SMonday

MONDAY NIGHT DANCE WITH MC
SQUARED, (variety), 7:30 p.m. The Cultural Center
of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
941-625-4175.


DUAL-SAX RON AND THE HORNETS,
5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Valenti's Allegro Bistro, E. Venice Ave.,
Venice. 941-484-1889.
VENICE CONCERT BAND CHRISTMAS
CONCERT, 7 p.m. Venice Community Center, 326 S.
Nokomis Ave., Venice. 941-480-1704.
ALL FULLER'S BLUES JAM, (blues), 9 p.m.
Bring your instruments and join in. The Five O'Clock Club, 1930
Hillview St., Southside Village, Sarasota. 941-366-5555.
VERMONT E-Z STREET, (Cajun), 6:30 p.m.-
8:30 p.m. Zydeco Grille, 8501 Placida Rd. #15, Cape Haze.
941-828-1472.
FOUR LEAF STRUMMERS, (banjo band),
11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. Fishermen's Village, 1200 W. Retta
Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 941-637-0515.
MARCIA, 8 p.m. Deans South of the Border, 130
Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100.
JOYFUL RINGERS, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. The Joyful
Ringers Handbell Choir invite prospective bell ringers to
join them as they begin their 2012-13 season. North Port
High School Music Suite, 6400 W. Price Blvd. North Port.
941-423-0706.
NORTH PORT CHORALE REHEARSAL,
6:30 p.m.- 9 p.m. A community Chorus that residents are
invited to join. North Port High School Music Suite, 6400 W.
Price Blvd. North Port. 941-961-9557.
MYAKKA STATE FOREST WALK, 9:30 a.m.-
11 a.m. Enjoy a walk in Myakka State Forest with Bill Dunson,
former professor of biology at Penn State University. Myakka
State Forest, 2000 S. River Rd., Englewood. Reserve your
spot by Dec. 7 by calling Sally at 941-848-4113.
TRIVIA, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. The End Zone, 2411 S. McCall
Rd. Englewood. 941-473-ZONE.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, noon-4:30 p.m.
Armadillo's Billiard & Brew 622 N. Indiana Ave.,
Englewood. 941-474-2356.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, Port Charlotte
VFW Post 5690,23204 Freedom Ave., Port Charlotte.
941-467-4447.
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD'EM
POKER, 5 p.m. Whiskey Creek, 2746 Tamiami Trail, Port
Charlotte. 941-240-2675.
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD'EM
POKER, 5 p.m.- close. Olde World Rest 14415 Tamiami Trail,
North Port. 941-240-2675.


i Tuesday


THE REFLECTIONS, (doo wop),7 p.m. The Cultural
Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
941-625-4175 ext. 221.
TORCHED, (variety band), 8:30 p.m. Deans South of the
Border, 130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100.
MICHAEL HIRST, (accoustic/trop-rock),
11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Center stage, Fishermen's Village,
1200W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
JR DAVIS AND CO., (bluegrass), 7 p.m.
9 p.m. Zydeco Grille, 8501 Placida Rd. #15, Cape Haze.
941-828-1472.
ESCAPE, (band), 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Englewood
Eagles #3885,250 Old Englewood Rd., Englewood.
941-474-9802.
THE CHERRY BOMBS, (rock/reggae/funk),
10 p.m. The Five O'Clock Club, 1930 Hillview St., Southside
Village, Sarasota. 941-366-5555.
CHRISTMAS SINGALONG, 7 p.m. A
historic Englewood tradition continues as the Lemon Bay
Historical Society presents the annual Christmas singalong.
The Englewood Little Band of Writers will be providing the
entertainment. Come play with the band. Historic Green Street
Church, 416 W. Green St., Englewood.
HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM HERALD
SQUARE, staring the NewYork Tenors, 1:30 p.m. and
7:30 p.m. This show is part of the Englewood Performing Arts
Series. Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn
St., Englewood. For tickets call 941-473-2787.
BINGO, 11 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Charlotte
County Homeless Coalition. Port Charlotte Elks Lodge #2153,
20225 Kenilworth Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941-627-4313
ext. 115.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
Nemos in Bowland, 3192 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-625-4794.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, Registration at 4 p.m.
start at 5 p.m.- close. Baypoint Grill, 3502 N. Access Rd. Ste. 1,
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What's better than a new restaurant? How about one
offering $5 wine, martini and small-plate specials? Ora prix-
fixe dinner for two for under $25?
Carmel Cafe & Wine Bar, which opened this summer in
Sarasota's University Park, is enticing newcomers and its
already loyal following to sample their way through the
restaurant's modern Mediterranean menu. Its recently intro-
duced "After 5 at Carmel" promotion, offered weeknights
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., features five $5 wines, five $5 signa-
ture martinis and five $5 small-plate specials in addition to
two-for-one well drinks.
The Florida-grown Carmel, with locations in Clearwater
and Carrolwood, parlays the Mediterranean flavors of
Italy, Spain, France, Morocco and Greece into a modern


interpretation of small- and large-plate appetizers, soups,
salads, entrees and desserts. It's the tapas concept of
food created for sharing a break-bread mentality also
reflected in the 150-seat restaurant's three community
tables, lounging sofas and a lively red- and wood-cloaked
contemporary interior. There's also a semi-private wine
room and alfresco seating for 20.
Even ordering gets a modern spin. Carmel's customized
MenuPads provide images and descriptions of each dish,
insight into its wine cellar and recommends wine and food
pairings. Diners order when ready, controlling the pace of
their experience.
Carmel offers 60 Old and New World varietals, many of
them featured during monthly wine dinners and tasting
and available in three-, six- and nine-ounce pours or by
the bottle. Moscato, Zinfandel and a red Grenache and
Carinena blend are among the five wines included in the


After 5 promotion, chosen to pair with the small plates:
tomato Margherita, grilled lemon chicken and artichoke,
seasonal shrimp and mango flatbread, calamari frites and
the mini-Mezze platter. Diners can also select a $5 dirty
martini, lemon drop or skinny poma-tini.
Executive Chef Steve Cook's new fall menu plays upon
the bounty of seasonal flavors and includes a seafood
medley of scallops, shrimp, calamari, mussels, olives and
chorizo simmered in saffron broth and chicken Madeira with
Portobello mushrooms, parsnips and potatoes. Pears are
highlighted in limited-time appetizer and dessert additions:
caramelized pears, roasted red peppers and bleu cheese on
flatbread and a warm poached pear topped with vanilla ice
cream and salty caramel sauce.
The prix fixe "Dinner for Two," on Sundays and Mondays,
lets two guests customize a four-course meal for $24.95.
Carmel also offers Sunday and Saturday brunch.


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By DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT
How does a restaurant set itself apart in
the middle of Tamiami Trail strip shopping
centers? The answer is that it becomes a
neighborhood gathering place.
Hava Java Grill & Bistro has only been in its
Port Charlotte location for three years, but it
already has that"Cheers" kind of vibe, even
though it doesn't sell alcohol. It is, indeed, a
place where everybody knows your name.
On a recent morning, several employees
from the nearby hospital came in within a
few minutes of each other. One, a doctor,
exclaimed about how healthy the food was
and another talked about how he comes at
least once every day.
"They can call if they're coming, and we
usually know what they want as soon as they


say their namesaid John Zeadker, manager.
"We have a lot of regulars."
What the regulars are saying is that Hava
Java is an oasis of fresh, wholesome food in
the middle of a desert of unhealthy options.
"Our food is light fare, low in carbs and
high in proteins,"Zeadker said."We don't
serve any fried foods, and we have lots of
salads and wraps"
Zeadker said that Hava Java was not
originally meant to be a healthier-fare type
of a place-it kind of developed into that.
He added that owner Oren Schneiderovitch is
a trainer and a bodybuilder and is himself, a
very healthy eater, which is why there is a nice
selection of protein smoothies on the menu.
"One of our most popular items is ourTurkey
Bacon Wrap,"he said."It has turkey, bacon, cran-
berries, provolone cheese and a broccoli slaw."


In addition to the wraps and soups, there
are delicious salad choices such as chicken and
avocado, Mediterranean and Havana bistro
chicken and sandwiches like grilled roast beef
and cheddar, California club and Reuben on rye.
And you can't have"java"in your name if
you're not serving up tasty coffees.
"Every day I have a flavored coffee in addi-
tion to our regular ones,"Zeadker said. "Today
it's chocolate hazelnut organic."
There are only about 28 seats in the restau-
rant, about 12 of which are at three high-top
tables that Zeadker referred to as the "VIP
section."That doesn't mean new customers
can't sit there as well, but Zeadker said the
regulars seem to gravitate back that way,
which is why he calls it that
"We're not slow out of season because we


cater to our local customers' he said."It's
really a lot of word of mouth and we survive
through the summer because of our regulars.
Schneiderovitch said that because his
regular customers seem to really like it, he
will bring back the outside seating area now
that the weather is a little cooler.
"I have basically created a job for myself,"
Schneiderovitch said."l wanted to build
something like "Cheers"without the booze. A
place where people can come and relax."
Hava Java Grill & Bistro is located at 2711
Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte. It is currently
open Tuesday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. until
3 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
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If there's snow on the ground in North
Port, it must be time for the Poinsettia
Parade and Festival.
That's the only time of year when local
children can sled and play in the snow right
here in their own hometown. And that's just
part of the big day of holiday activities being
planned by the City of North Port.
"This event was started by the Early Bird
Kiwanis, and it was a daytime event called
the Poinsettia Parade and Block Party,"said
Kathy Forsyth, parade program coordinator.
"When I got here about eight years ago, we
said'We should really change this to a night
event,'and it's been an evening event for
five years now."
A Christmas celebration is even better
when the sun is down. The colorful lights
shine that much brighter and there is a
little bit of chill in the air. When the parade
moved from day to night, the procession of
parade floats expanded from about 30 to
around 70 or 80.
"In the parade, we have American Legions,
SMasonic groups, the Sahib Shriners, the Stone
Crabs, and the favorite is always the North
S < Port Marching Band and their ROTC," Forsyth
said."We usually have all the schools-I love
when the kids are in the parade:"
Whether they're walking or riding atop a
float, children always seem to get a special
joy out of participating in a holiday parade.
Also involved with the parade this year will
be Susan Lord, who was nominated and
chosen by the North Port community as
Citizen of the Year. She and her family will


be walking the parade route.
This year's parade theme is "Holiday
Family Fun,"and there will be judges voting
on most original float, best in theme, best
youth entry and best in show after the
parade is over. But the end of the parade
is not the end of the fun there will be a
big holiday festival going on at Dallas White
Park.
"The festival is totally free, and all of the
kids'activities are free," Forsyth said. "The
parents don't have to spend any money,
except for food."
What kinds of activities? Well, the city
brings in about 18 tons of snow for the chil-
dren to enjoy, with sleigh rides and a separate
play area. And there will be a Christmas
cookie decorating spot and a S'mores station,
which will be presented by the Chamber of
Commerce.
Local entertainers also will be on hand to
provide music and dancing presentations.
It promises to be a very special evening of
family fun, and except for the food vendors,
is at no charge.
"This is for the parents and the kids, and I
love that the city does that," Forsyth said."It's
quite amazing-it's just the best event."
The Poinsettia Parade begins at 5 p.m.
on Saturday night, and goes down North
Port Boulevard toward Dallas White Park.
The festival activities open up at 7 p.m.
on Saturday, but the food vendors will be
open at 5 p.m. For more information about
attending or participating in this holiday
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Venice Main Street Christmas Walk


By DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT
It's a little-known fact that Santa Claus
hates traveling alone. That's why this
Christmas season he decided to bring along
his lovely bride, Mrs. Claus, for his trip around
the world. On Thursday, Dec. 6, you can
meet both of them at the Venice Main Street
Christmas Walk.
A Venice tradition for more than 30 years,
the Christmas Walk is a family-friendly event
that is a great way to get everyone into
the holiday spirit You can stroll down the
avenues into brightly decorated businesses,
shops and restaurants, all while partaking of
holiday treats.
"It's like an annual open house for our
customers'"said Kathy Crisman of Dick's
Shoes."It's a time for us to thank our
customers for being our customers year-
round. A lot of the stores offer Christmas
cookies or some type of treats."
Sandy McGowan, president of Venice
Main Street and owner of Sandy's Designer
Clothing, says that the downtown streets and
its shops will be full of festive atmosphere.
"Some of the stores will have
entertainment outside'she said. "All of the
shops will be decorated and some
will be doing in-store specials."
As with most family Christmas celebra-
tions, the highlight of this one will be the
arrival of Santa Claus. This year, Santa will
cruise into downtown in style.
"Santa will be arriving on Old Betsy, the
historic fire engine,"McGowan said."He
will be sitting in the breezeway (on Miami


Avenue) at around 5:30 p.m."
Children will be able to tell Santa exactly
what they're hoping to get for Christmas, and
while they're at it, they can also meet Mrs.
Claus. She is not only a big part of this year's
Christmas Walk celebration, she's also going
to be involved with the Main Street commu-
nity for the entire holiday season.
"Mrs. Claus is new for us this year,"Crisman
said. "She's going to be visiting all the shops
between now and Christmas. We have a
whole schedule of events for her."
Just a sample of this busy lady's schedule
includes:

December 6th Participate in the
Christmas walk and visit Nifty Nic Nacs and
Venice Stationers.
December 8th Attend tree-lighting
ceremony at Blalock Park.
December 11th Lunch at Cafe Venice
and visit Sandy's, Venice Olive Oil and Sun
Bug.
December 13th Lunch atTJ Carney's
and visit Cleopatra's Bath and Body, Captain's
Landings and Green Parrot.
December 17th Concert at the gazebo.
December 18th Lunch at Bridgetown
Deli and visit Deborah's Quilts, Paper Pad and
BW Francis/B & B Bootery.


Local bluegrass band Swinging Bridge performs at last year's Christmas Walk.


December 20th Visit Fraser's Island Gift
Nook, Nana's and Dick's Shoes.

Whew! With that kind of schedule, she'll
be anxious to get back to the North Pole and
get some rest But she is happy to be a part
of the Christmas Walk for the first time and
is excited to meet some of her and Santa's
biggest fans.


"This will be a fun event for all ages,"
McGowan said,"and a great start to the
holiday season."

The Venice Main Street Christmas Walk
will be held downtown on Thursday, Dec. 6,
from 5:30p.m. until 8 p.m. For more
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It isn't often you can get a Grammy and
CMA-winning artist to come and sing at
your birthday party. But that's just what Kix
Country has managed to do, and they're
giving everyone the opportunity to get in on
the birthday fun.
Travis Tritt, a country singer who has
sold more than 25 million albums, had 12
number one singles and eight top 10 singles,
will be singing at Kixmas, the 20th birthday
party for Kix Country, 92.9.
"Kixmas will be starring Travis Tritt in a
holiday show,"said Teresa Evan, of Clear
Channel Media and Entertainment. "We're
also going to be having some local bands
open for him."
The show is being presented as a result of
a partnership between Clear Channel and
Influence Entertainment Group LTD, and is
sponsored by Palm Chevrolet, Bud Light and
the Redneck Yacht Club.
Evan said that not only will Tritt be
performing all of his old hits such as "Help
Me Hold On,""Anymore,""Can I Trust You
with My Heart,""Foolish Pride,"and "Best of
Intentions,"but in the spirit of the season, he
will also be singing holiday songs the whole
family can enjoy.
The annual Kix bash was originally called
the Kix Country Birthday Party when it was
started in the early '90s. Since then, it's
developed into a true family holiday event,
complete with food and crafts vendors, a
classic car display by the Veteran Motor Car


Club of America and a special appearance
from another popular celebrity-Santa
Claus. This year, Mrs. Claus will be joining
him too.
There will be several bands playing
throughout the day before Tritt takes the
stage. Evan said that you definitely don't
want to wait until too late to get to the
fairgrounds.
"The gates open and the music starts at
3 p.m.,"she said. "You also need to come
early so you can take advantage of all the
vendors."
Besides the food vendors, the craft
vendors will be offering some great ideas
for people on your gift list. So you can
treat yourself to some terrific music and a
wonderful time, but also buy some holiday
presents for those who couldn't make it to
the concert.
If you're coming to the concert, be sure to
bring a blanket or a chair to sit on and leave
your coolers and umbrellas at home. And
rain or shine, the show will go on.
General admission tickets are $15 in
advance and $25 the day of the event. You
can also buy VIP tickets for $35, which will
allow you to sit in a VIP area with your own
private cash bar. Ticket outlets are at: Palm
Chevrolet, Black Widow Harley-Davidson,
Hooters of Port Charlotte, Eli's Western Wear
and Shawn and Company Salon & Spa. You
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Open House at the Open Studio


By CHRIS KOURAPIS
SUN CORRESPONDENT
Every second Saturday of the month,
beginning on Dec. 8, area residents and
visitors are invited to tour the campus and
meet artists and instructors at the Open
Studio located on Old Englewood Road.
There's no charge for the monthly Open House
tour that begins at 3 p.m. People who bring
a dish to share are welcome to join in a 5
p.m. jam session and potluck supper served
on the Open Studio grounds. Musicians are
encouraged to jam with the group around a
blazing fire pit, and it's a great opportunity
to discover more about healthy living, meet
new friends, and sign up for classes. A new
event, a First Annual Collectible Holiday Orna-
ment Sale, will be featured this month when
Master Potter, Cricket Thorne, will be offering
star-shaped, dated ornaments made from
sparkled marbled clay for sale at a cost of $8.
In an effort to encourage more community
participation, Thorne plans to sponsor a
holiday ornament contest Artists are invited
to submit their designs for consideration,
and the winning entry will be featured as the
Open Studio's 2013 collectible ornament next
year.
Those touring the Therapeutic Arts Building
during the Open House will be greeted by Sue
Drummer, Beverly Katchen, Katherine Jouan,
and Laura Arena who teach ongoing classes.
Drummer has studied Yang Style Tai Chi
Chan, short form and long form for 15 years.
Katchen, who believes in a holistic approach
to health, is a licensed massage therapist who
has been practicing therapeutic arts since


Katherine Jouan, left, and Sue Drummer are
opening "A Real Juice Bar"at The Open Studio
that will feature vegetable smoothies and
organic salads.


1996. Jouan, a licensed Massage Therapist
and Certified Integrative Health coach, is
the founder of SimplyOrganix, a "live food"
business. Arena, a weaver and spinner since
1976, returns this year to teach Open Weaving
classes.
The Edible Arts Building is a work in
progress, and plans are being made to open
"The Real Juice Bar'featuring all types of
vegetable smoothies, wheat grass shots, and
"raw meals" in December. Sue Drummer and
Katherine Jouan plan to open the juice bar
on a daily basis, but it may be a good idea to
check their hours at 941-681-2782. The Edible
Arts Building is where massage therapy and
healthy eating connect. A soothing Infrared
Bio Mat, located in a quiet corner, will help
customers alleviate stress, improve circula-
tion, and remove toxins from their blood.
Cricket Thorne will greet visitors at the
Visual Arts Building where she displays her
beautifully crafted pottery for sale. Thorne,
who has a Fine Arts degree and over 25 years
of experience, mentors clay artists. Workshop
Artist Rita Schwab, a natural dye instructor,
integrates natural dyes into fiber art projects
-weaving, spinning, and fresco paintings.
New garden intern and artist in residence,
Natalie Helman is a professional illustrator.
Three of her beautiful fantasy-themed pieces
are being featured in the art gallery.
The Open Studio, 380 Old Englewood Road.,
Englewood, is a volunteer supported not-for-
profit organization. To view a full calendar
of classes and upcoming events go to
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At last, a person can go to Fantasyland
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That is what I wore a few months ago when
I was there to see the construction site of the
largest expansion of Magic Kingdom ever.
At that time, one of the Dumbo Flying Elephant
rides was operational and we could progress
on the site of the new Be Our Guest restaurant
in the area of one of the addition's new castles.
It is the world of Disney afterall and one can
never have too many castles.
The new restaurant is in the "West Wing"
of the castle of the Beast, which is perched
on a high hill. During the day the 550-seat
restaurant will offer"great food fast"
according a press release from Disney. By
night there will be a full-service menu.
Also in the neighborhood are Ariel,
Gaston's Tavern and Bonjour! Village Gifts.
There was a soft opening of this part of
the expansion last month. The official grand
opening is tomorrow, one day afterthe 111 th
anniversary of the birth ofWalter Elias Disney.
I do hope that somehow he knows what he
started and especially how it continues to
evolve.
According to Meg Crofton, president,
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Nearby in what has become a giant circus-
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The Fantasyland Train Station is now open
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Maurice and Belle await visitors to his
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Beast's library, site of a "new story-telling
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Sebring hosts traveling Smithsonian exhibit


E 'rC. December 5-11, 2012


PROVIDED BY CASEY WOHL

The Highlands Art League's Museum
of the Arts (MOTA) will host an Opening
Reception on Dec. 7, from 5 p.m.-
7 p.m. for the traveling Smithsonian
Institution exhibition,'Journey Stories,
that will be housed in the downtown
Sebring museum, which is located
behind the library and next to Highlands
Little Theatre, 351 W. Center Ave., from
December 8 January 19. The exhibit will
be free for the public to attend. Stop by to
welcome the Smithsonian Institution to
Highlands County.


that's presence in Florida is cosponsored by
the Florida Humanities Council.
Where and when will the Journey
Stories exhibit be on display?
The Highlands Art League's Museum of
the Arts (MOTA) will host Journey Stories
for six weeks from December 8-January 19.
MOTA is located at 351 W. Center Avenue in
Downtown Sebring's Allen Altvater Cultural
Center located on Lake Jackson next to the
Civic Center.
Who should see Journey Stories and
how much does it cost?
Admission to Journey Stories is free and
open to all ages, so everyone should take
the time to see this exceptional exhibit
while it is in Sebring.
What can I do to assist with the
exhibit?
MOTA is in need of museum docents to
volunteer their time and assist
with the exhibit. A museum
docent serves as a ,-.,


guide and educator for the institution they
serve, usually on a voluntary basis. The
position is ancient in origin, though the
role has evolved through the centuries.
Docents will be asked to volunteer in shifts
during the six-week exhibit.
Where Can I Find More Information?
For more information, call (863)
385-6682 or visit www.Highlands
ArtLeague.org.
What is the Highlands Art League?
The Highlands Art League's 'Village
Where Art Lives' is located at the Allen
Altvater Cultural Center in downtown
Sebring on the shores of Lake Jackson.
The Village consists of four
buildings: The Yellow
House
Gallery


& Gift Shop features studio artists and
members' gallery; the Visual Arts Center
houses art classes for children and
adults; MOTA features curated exhibits,
art competitions and receptions; and
the Clovelly House that is undergoing
final renovations and will house visiting
artists, as well as art business classes for
high school students. For more informa-
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For the second straight year, shoppers
have a unique opportunity to give back
to local charities while they support


local merchants by shopping in
historic downtown Venice this
holiday season.
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the charity project of the cardholder's
choice. Dubbed 'Tis the Season to Give,
the campaign is a partnership of Gulf
Coast Community Foundation, the Venice
Gondolier Sun, Venice MainStreet, and
Venice Theatre.
"We all know what a giving commu-
nity Venice is," said Kat Quast, executive
director of Venice MainStreet. "This is a
wonderful way for residents to support
local businesses and the local charities
they love."


GulfCoastGives.org is an online charitable
giving store created and managed by Gulf
Coast Community Foundation. Organiza-
tions in Venice and surrounding communi-
ties post projects on the site, and citizen
philanthropists make dreams come true
through their online donations. There
are currently close to 40 proj-
ects on the site for projects
including art supplies
for Loveland Center,
computer equip-
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Venice Symphony,
and meals for
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bring sales receipts
to one of three locations:
Gulf Coast Community Foundation (601
Tamiami Trail South); the Venice Gondo-
lier Sun (200 East Venice Avenue); or
the Venice Theatre Box Office (140 West
Tampa Ave.). Receipts must total $200 or
more for a single day. Cards need not be
claimed on the same day as your shop-
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December 20.
Businesses, shoppers, and 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organizations that would like to
learn more can call Gulf Coast Community
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Storytelling



returns to Punta Gorda


PROVIDED BY THE VISUAL ARTS CENTER

The Visual Arts Center is bringing
back the Uncalled For Christmas Trio
of professional storytellers, Dec. 11,
7 p.m. at the Charlotte Harbor Event
Center, 75 Taylor St., in Punta Gorda.
The 2012 Tour is the "Not so Silent
Night"with all new stories and songs.
Tickets are $20/adults and $10/youth
under 18. Tickets may be purchased
online at www.visualartcenter.org
or at the Arts Center, 210 Maud St.,
Punta Gorda.
The "Uncalled For"folks, Bil Lepp,
Andy Irwin and Kim Weitkamp, sold
out their performance last year. Bil
is a nationally known storyteller who
plays at schools, colleges and festi-
vals throughout the country. Andy, an
impersonator and singer, uses his vocal
talents to tell his stories from a third-
person perspective. Kim is a humorist
and singer who regularly performs at
the Jonesborough World Storytelling
Center. Their program is rated G for
all audiences. All are award-winning
performance artists.
Storytelling has been with us since


the invention of language. Initially,
all storytelling was oral. This changed
when words were translated into
scripts and pictures on walls and
paper. With the invention of the
printing press by Gutenberg around
1440, storytelling evolved into books
and newspapers. In the late 19th
century, storytelling took another
turn with the introduction of the
first moving pictures. Today, most
storytelling takes place on our high
definition TV sets or at our all-digital
theaters. Our computers or tablets
also deliver stories as blog posts or as
complete books on demand.
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tion to an all-digital experience in
picture and sound has resulted in an
impersonal formula experience. In
the late 20th century, as a backlash
to the impersonal experience deliv-
ered on our TVs, we started to see
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of storytelling in America. Festivals
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By CHRIS KOURAPIS
SUN CORRESPONDENT
"My Three Angels," the current
production of the Lemon Bay Play-
house, is a most unusual Christmas
play. One expects to see angels, as
the title suggests, and the director,
Richard Blanchard, has cast three of
them, along with a host of naive and
wicked characters. The three angels,
in this case, turn out to be hardened
criminals on a work-release project,
in the setting Devil's Island, a French
Colony located in South America at the
turn of the 20th century. "The plot of
'My Three Angels' resembles a Dicken's
story where 'good versus evil' and
things are not always what they seem,"
explained Blanchard. An amazing
tropical set depicts a store operated
by shopkeeper Felix Ducatel, his wife
Emilie, and his daughter Marie Louise.
It's Christmas, and a tiny, bedraggled
Christmas tree appears quite out of
place in 100 degree heat. The Duca-
tels find themselves in deep financial
trouble and are likely to lose their
business and adjacent home if mean
cousin Henri, the store's owner, decides
to throw them out after auditing their
books.
The kind, but weak shopkeeper,
Felix, played by Dale Moore, lends
credit to one and all, much to the
dismay of his wife, Emilie (Ann Shaug-
nessy). Shaughessy has performed in


three shows at LBPH and is an active
member of their Readers Theater, a
free outreach program where actors
read scripts to local audiences. The
couple's flighty daughter Marie Louise
Ducatel is played by Nancy Gibbs. Henri
Trochard, the grouchy cousin who
travels from France to reclaim his prop-
erty, is played by veteran thespian,
Nick Nichols who recently starred in
"Tuesdays with Morrie" and "Rounding
Third" in Boca Grande. Henri's nephew
Paul (Paul Mullen), is the suitor who
plans to ditch love-struck Marie Louise
for a wealthy heiress. Mullen majored
in theater at FlU and has acted in
dozens of plays over the years. Joyce
Cleary, a former dancer who has acted
in "Mousetrap" and Readers Theater, is
the eccentric Mme. Prole who evades
paying her bills. A small but pivotal
role is that of the lieutenant played by
stage manager/actor Mike Hilton who
starred in the LBPH production "Bare-
foot in the Park."
Three convict "angels" descend
from "heaven," where they've been
repairing the roof, just in time to save
the family from destruction. Their plan
includes a scary snake and unconven-
tional methods of intimidation. The
results are hysterical. Ron Bupp, a
professional actor, singer, and stage
director, is Joseph, the "Head"angel.
The angel Jules is played by former
disc jockey turned actor, Mike Levas-


'The Best of Enemies'


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studio Theatre


PROVIDED BY FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE
Florida Studio Theatre presents
the regional premiere of "The Best of
Enemies" by Mark St. Germain. The
show will play Dec. 7-Jan. 27 in the
renovated Gompertz Theatre, 1247
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tonight and tomorrow.
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Devils Island, a Christmas Story

seur, who finds acting "a lot more work
than meets the eye." Chilean born
actor, George Cerron, a retired business
man who has acted since he was 19,
is Alfred, a convicted murderer turned
angel.
"My Three Angels" runs from Dec. 5-23 at
the Lemon Bay Playhouse, 96 W. Dearborn
St., Englewood. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m.
on weeknights and 2 p.m. on Sunday Call
941-475-6756 or go to --l
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SUN PHOTOS BY CHRIS KOURAPIS

At right: The cast of the Lemon Bay
Playhouse production of"My Three Angels"
(L-R) Back: Nick Nichols (Henri Trochard),
Paul Mullen (Paul), George Cerron (Alfred),
Ron Bupp (Joseph), Mike Lavasseur (Jules),
Joyce Cleary (Mme. Parole). Front: Nancy
Gibbs (Marie Louise Ducatel), Mike Hilton
(Lieutenant), Ann Shaugnessy (Emilie
Ducatel). Not pictured: Dale Moore (Felix
Ducatel).


Top left: When Mme. Parole (Joyce Cleary) f
refuses to pay her bills she's accosted by
three convicts (L-R) Jules (Mike Levasseur),
Joseph (Ron Bupp), and Alfred (George
Cerron) in the Lemon Bay Playhouse
production, "My Three Angels:'"


Rights activist over the desegregation
of schools. A strange and transforma-
tive relationship develops between the
two as they find common ground based
on their love and concern for their
children and their struggles as working
class families. The play invites the
audience to look back at the history of
the Civil Rights Movement in America,
examining the progress that has been
made in the last 40 years as well as the
ways in which the struggle continues.
The cast includes returning Florida
Studio Theatre actors Sheffield Chas-
tain, Stephanie Weeks and Kevyn
Morrow. New to FST, Amanda Duffy
rounds out the cast. Chastain previ-
ously appeared on the FST stage
in "Around the World in 80 Days"
and "The Savannah Disputation."
Weeks appeared in the FST produc-
tion "Ruined." Morrow has acted in a
number of Broadway productions.
While she is making her FST debut,
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"Don Giovanni"and "Pride and Preju-
dice"as well as in various film projects.
Germain will contribute to the FST
online forum for "The Best of Enemies."
The forum will include contributions
from various members of the local
community and national figures such
as Dr. Rex Ellis of the Smithsonian
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past and present.
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A Glorious, Musical Gift -Christmas


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By CHRIS KOURAPIS
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The Suncoast Chorale's first concert of
their35th anniversary season will celebrate
"A Glorious Christmas"on Dec. 7 at Trinity
Presbyterian Church in Venice and on Dec. 9 at
Venice Presbyterian Church. They will perform
a variety of traditional and classic Christmas
songs, according to Chorale President, Ray
Byron."Every year we are challenged to
provide different music. We have over 40,000


titles and 300,000 pieces in our collection," he
explained, and "most of our selections have
not been repeated in at least seven years."
The 52-member chorus will begin with A.
Parker's"0 Come Emmanuel,"followed by J.
Rutter's"Candlelight Carol," H. Berlioz'"Thou
Must Leave Thy Lowly Dwelling," D. Dusing's
arrangement of "The Seven Joys of Mary,"
L. Spevacek's arrangement of the Russian
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and J. Rutter's "Mary's Lullaby." A special


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concert. "I find the words before I arrange
the music,"said Engler. Soloist Diane DeMont
will accompany pianist John Renfroe and the
Chorale in "Carol of the Birds."The spirited
"Pola/Wyle piece "It's the Most Wonderful
Time of the Year" will encourage audience
participation. After intermission the chorale
will perform F. Mendelssohn's"Behold a Star
from Jacob Shining,"a Czech carol arranged
by D. Willcocks, "Rocking,"and an English
carol arrangement by D. Dusing "Seven Joys
of Mary.'J. Rutter's "Carol of the Magi"will
be performed by cellist, Courtney Renfroe, a
recent graduate of Stetson College and the
daughter of the chorale's accompanist, John
Renfroe.
The Suncoast Chorale offers six concerts per
season with special guest performers, group
sings, and a great many surprises during this
special anniversary year. In February, a Pops
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formerly of the Platters. Audiences will hear
familiar tunes by Irving Berlin, G.M. Cohan,


and an impressive arrangement by M. Brymer
of"Bring Him Home"from "Les Miserables."
A Grand Finale Anniversary Concert in April
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classics. A Rutter's "Sprig of Thyme"will be
performed in collaboration with the Charlotte
Symphony and feature a delightful collection
of traditional folk songs from the British Isles.
Area residents who are interested in chorale
music are welcome to attend the Suncoast
Chorale's weekly rehearsals. Auditions are held
throughout the year on Monday evenings at
Trinity Presbyterian Church in Venice. More
information about the chorale may be found
at www.suncoastchorale.com.
Adult tickets for the Suncoast Chorale's "A
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$45. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on
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By AUDREY BLACKWELL
STAFF WRITER
Kamala Sankaram will present a
community program about Hindustani
music Dec. 6, 7 p.m., at Historic Asolo
Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota,
as part of the Art of Our Time program
between Hermitage Artist Retreat and
John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art.
The program is free to museum
members and students, and to ticketed
visitors. All others pay $5. For reserva-
tions and directions, call 941-360-7399.
"Kamala will present music from her
multicultural background being used in
work she is creating at the Hermitage,"
said Bruce E. Rodgers, executive director
of the Hermitage. "We expect it to be a
very special and interesting evening."
Hermitage resident Sankaram is
creating a new chamber opera titled


"Thumbprint "with her librettist, play-
wright Susan Yankowitz. The opera will
blend Western and Hindustani classical
music, according to a Hermitage news
release.
"Sankaram plans to teach the audience
a basic tabla bol and have them accom-
pany her in a scene from her opera," the
release said.

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Bobby Richmond, aka Cupcake as his
band fans know him, became involved
with the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida
to help support his cousin Thomas.
Thomas is 7 years old and was diagnosed
with epilepsy at birth. He has been
hospitalized numerous times and under-
gone surgeries to try and help what he
battles every day. Zombie University
has put together this event to help raise
money to support the fight against
epilepsy. There will be a silent auction,
raffles, a 50/50 raffle and music provided
by Mac Daddy from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and
Zombie University will close the night
out from 8:30 p.m. until midnight.
Come help support a great cause that
is effecting people right here in our
community.


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Local band loves to

perform a variety of music


By SHIRLEY GEORGE
SUN CORRESPONDENT
"The Rockadials" band opens their perfor-
mances with some'oldies, but goodiessongs
such as "This Magic Moment,"a popular'60s
song by Jay and the Americans, and Bobby
Vee's"Devil or Angel."The band claims 80
percent of the music is targeted to baby
boomers, but included in their repertoire are
some'40s and current popular songs.
The band was formerly known as"Badd Ju
Ju',that played and sang mostly rock'n' roll.
Rockadials was chosen because their music
is like turning a dial on a radio; the audience
listens or dances as the band'turns the dial'to
anothersong.
The band doesn't have a leader, and claims
that they all work together. Since the band
formed, the members have found a special
bond that works like magic.
James Sneed, lead guitar and vocalist, said,
"I'm pleased to be playing with these three
talented musicians that are as good, if not
better than I, and I continue to learn from
them. Nothing is ever stagnant."
Sneed, who grew up in Charleston, West
Virginia, confessed he hates crowds, except
when they are the audience and he is in his
comfort zone. "No one is in my spot for one
hour at a time when I'm playing and singing,"
he said.
Drummer and backup vocalist, Walter Stal-
naker, took drum lessons at age 11. By age 16,


he had formed his own band in Charleston,
West Virginia. Stalnaker's parents were profes-
sional country/western musicians, and moved
to Tampa in the'60s. He has performed with a
variety of bands.
"This band is concerned with sound, and
each of us gets his turn in the limelight,"
Stalnaker noted."We love what we do; people
tell us we have too much fun."
Stan Buczko, lead and rhythm guitar, is a
self-taught musician. He moved to Venice
when he retired as building superintendent
at a technical college in Connecticut."I played
with many bands in Connecticut, but finding
these three guys was like winning the lotto,"
Buczko said.
Fred Gallmeyer, bass guitar and lead
vocalist, was a fill-in for the band. He liked
working with the group, so he's happy to be
a full-time member. Gallmeyer is described
as'Mr. Magic'because his stage persona is
evident when he performs. He particularly
likes singing Elvis Presley songs.
"Fred's the ham of the band,'Sneed said,
jokingly. "He really entertains the audience."
The Rockadials are all members of Fraternal
Order of Eagles 3482, Nokomis. They perform
at area service clubs that include the Eagles,
Moose, American Legion, and VFW.
The band will perform at the Charlotte
County Air Show on March 15, 2013.
The band is also available for private
parties. Call 941-266-2281 or 941-400-7710.


Top of Billboard Chart on December 5
'60s
1963 -"I'm Leaving it up to You:'by Dale& Grace
1966- "Winchester Cathedral," by the New Vaudeville Band
'70s
1970 -"I Think I Love You," by The Partridge Family
1978 -"You Don't Bring me Flowers,' by Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond
'80s
1981 -"Physical,"by Olivia Newton John
1987 -"Heaven is a Place on Earth' by Belinda Carlisle
For the Record
- Singer/Songwriter Nora Jones is the daughter of Ravi Shankar, sitar player and orga-
nizer (with George Harrison) of the 1972 Concert for Bangladesh.
Sting sang background vocals on Dire Straits'1985 hit"Money for Nothing."
Novelty singer Ray Stevens first hit the charts in 1961 with a song called
"Jeremiah Peabody's Poly Unsaturated Quick Dissolving Fast Acting Pleasant
Tasting Green and Purple Pills."
The 1973 song, "The Cover of the Rolling Stone"was a plea by the band Dr. Hook and
the Medicine Show. Several weeks after the song became a hit, the group appeared on
the cover of the pop culture magazine.
Dennis Wilson was the only original Beach Boy who actually surfed.
The FourTops, popular Motown singers, recorded and performed for over 40 years
without any changes to their original lineup.
*"Walking on Sunshine,"a 1985 tune by Katrina and the Waves, was written
by Kimberly Rew in the middle of a cold London winterwhile he was alone with
a bad case of bronchitis.
"Wooly Bully,"a 1965 hit for Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs, was about Sam's cat.


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Do you know of a great local band? If you've seen an awesome band lately and want to
spread the word, send us an email at letsgo@sun-herald.com. We want everyone else in
town to hear about them and know their story.


Last week, this musical trivia question was asked:
According to Billboard's ratings, Michael Jackson was the top artist of the 1980s, followed
by Madonna. Who was in third place?
Answer: Daryl Hall & John Oates. We received several logical answers (Prince, Whitney
Houston, etc.) but no one chose the popular duo.
This week's question: Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight and Creedence Clearwater Revival all
had hit versions of what song?
If you think you have the right answer, email it to upbeat@sun-herald.com no later than
12 noon this Friday, and we'll publish your name as the winner with the correct answer
in next week's issue of Let'sGo! Please include your name and city.


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Lasbu ry Tracy


312 S. Indiana Ave.
Englewood, FL 34223


INVESTORS Nice little duplex located one
block off Dearborn. Walk to Historic Downtown
or bike to beaches and parks. Great for first
time home buyer or investor.
Call 941-474-6686 $70,000


MAKE AN OFFER! Commercial unit in a very
well maintained and highly visible stable office
complex. Easy access and parking.
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IOCA ROYALE VILLA Spotless split plan 2/2
/ith updated kitchen, AC and newer tile roof.
resh paint inside and out, shows like a new
ome! Country Club living at affordable price.
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I BOATING WATER Modern 3/2 pool home in
the middle of Englewood. Open floor plan with
12' ceilings, 3 car garage and 2 docks.
Must see!!
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Family Owned Since 1951
Nobody Knows Englewood Like We Do!


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WUAIL'S RUN CONDO Upstairs 2BD / 2 BA
3uad unit. Completely furnished and move-in
ready Active Central Englewood Community.
'all Judy Canero @941-916-4377


ARTIST ACRES Original 3/2 studio home,
nicely updated and tucked into
almost 1/2 acre of Florida Jungle.
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SALTWATER CANAL with dock and boat lift,
10 minutes to ICWWITH NO BRIDGES. 2br/2
)ath home with beautiful terrazzo flooring and a
finished Florida Room with a fireplace.
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living room with vaulted ceilings and
enclosed Florida room has own AC unit. This
is the perfect Florida home for part or full
time homeowners.


941-474-5585
www.ltrhomes.com


GROVE CITY Like new 3/2 mobile home
aver 1600 sq ft under air, just blocks from
Lemon Bay. No deed restrictions and you own
:he land.


MANASOTA KEY This 2/2 home is
open and airy and full of updates. Perfect
vacation home or seasonal rental, covered
boat slip & beach access.
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GULF FRONT PROPERTY This quaint
beachfront cottage comes with a "reserved
right of use" bayside dock. Has a strong
rental history. Enjoy a care free, maintained
and managed beach cottage for the Drice of


PARK FOREST This 2/2 home rest on a
beautiful lot offering long views down the lake.
This spacious home has a large formal living &
dining area and 2 master suites.
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Punta Gorda Isles Home!
Meticulously maintained, spacious 3 bed-
room, 2 1/2 bath pool home located on a salt-
water canal w/sailboat access to Charlotte
Harbor' One owner home which was custom
bult by Prestige Homest Living room/fanmly
room floorplan w/lots oful 1 -:..
Includes a double dock & :... I ,1,
MLS# C7031662 Reduced to $365,000


Fantastic water view of beautiful Charlotte
Harbor from this spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
end umt condo' Well maintained and is in
move in conditions Condo has under building
parking & includes a storage unit' Amenities
include a heated pool, tennis courts, barbecue
_ii clubhouse
i -'36637 $287,000


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villa Villa boasts volume ceilings, large I .. I
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Port Charlotte Home
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath carnage home
located in the popular gated community of
Hentage Oak Parkl Impeccably clean & ready
to :- .- :lit ..t-' Very pnvate wooded back-
yam i ... .. .belt view Home has been
freshly inside & out in 2011 & shows light &
i .i,, ii ...1 distance of clubhouse/pooll
I '*, .. : $179,900


rort unartore viua!
Lovely well maintained "A" villa located in
desirable Hentage Oak Parkl Villa has 2 bed-
rooms, 2 baths, den/bonus room & a 2 car
garage Features are a great room, open floor-
plan, volume celings, large breakfast nook,
breakfast bar, split bedrooms, tiled screened
lanal & front porch, hurricane shutters & morel
MLS#C7037381 $129,900


Port Charlotte Condo Punta Gorda Condo
Move nght into this fully furnished 1st floor 2 Beautiful views of the heated pool & the 15th hole
bedroom, 2 bath condo located m the popular of Deep Creek Golf Course from the screened
gated 55+ community Oak Forrestl Condo is in lanai of this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo'
move in condition & has been well mam- Second floor end unit w/cathedral ceiling & extra
tamedl Great location within community with windows for hght' Well maintained & updated by
just a short walk to 2 of the 3 heated pools & owners Truly a move in condition condo'
clubhouse I,,,,,,,.. i .. 1
MLS#C7036959 $57,000 i . .. $69,000


Port Charlotte Villa!
Wonderful greenbelt view from this lovely "A" villa
located in the popular gated community of Heritage
Oak Parkl Villa has 2 bedrooms 2 baths, bonus room/
third bedroom & a 2 ca. :'...' Super clean &
loaded .:,i ..icl .I. in main areas,
lanai & i. ..i I. upgraded appliances, deluxe
fans, reverse osmosis system & hurcane shutters
MLS# C7036325 $139,900











Port Charlotte Condo
Pnvate greenbelt & lake view from this sec-
ond floor 3 bedroom, 2 bath end unit condor
Very well maintained & has a very hght &
bnght open floorplan w/spht bedrooms & eat
in kitchen Move in condition w/lots of
upgrades Building has an elevator and
detached carport is included
MLS# C7037080 $119,900


Port Charlotte Condo
Beautiful Oaks III Condo Ground floor unit
located in a privat- 1--.t;-i 1-l-,1 up to the
outer canal, yet;. I i. .1 .1 I the club-
house/pool Condo has 2 bedrooms, 2 full
baths and is in truly move in condition with
numerous upgrades just completed within the
last 2 years
MLS#C7035030 $69,900


Port Charlotte Villa!
Absolutely beautiful "A" villa with all the
upgrades Villa has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, den/
bonus room & a 2 car garage It has just been
freshly painted inside and is totally immaculate
& ready to move into Features include tile
floors thru-out, raised panel cabinets, upgraded
appliances & accordion shutters thru-outl
MLS# C7037394 $134,900












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MLS#C7036510 $99,900










Port Charlotte Condo
Move nght into this fully furnished 1 bedroom,
1 bath 1st floor condo located m beautiful 55+
gated Oak Forrest Completely redone inside &
is in perfect condition Great location w/
wooded greenbelt view from the tiled screened
lanal and a short walk to 2 of the communities
heated pools
MLS#C7034805 $49,900


2825 Tar Trail, unta Gorda, Florida 33950
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Port Charlotte Home
Rarely available Impeccable furnshed 3
bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage carnage home
located in the popular gated community of
Hentage Oak Park Sh.- ----- .t
bnght & meticulously :...... .... I'
floor plan w/numerous upgrades Short walk
to the community clubhouse/pooll
MLS# C7030219 $192,000


Port Charlotte Villa!
Beautiful well maintained "A" villa located on one
of the incest streets m Heritage Oak Park'
Oversized treed comer lot on a short cul-de-sac
street, so little traffic & very pnvatell Villa has 2
fullbedrooms, 2bat. I ....
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heated pool Other features are an open floorplan,
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SARASOTA $229,900 SARASOTA $193,000 SARASOTA $234,900 SARASOTA $204,900
3Br/2Ba house in Beekman PI. Charming house 2Br/2Ba house in Beekman PI. Well maintained. 3Br/2Ba house in Beekman PI. 1856 sq.ft.ofa/c 3Br/2Ba house in Beekman PI. Clean and readyto
with many amenities. Approx. 1695 Gate guarded, 2 community pools. New roof, new space. Open floor plan. Fenced Backyard. Good move into. Approx. 1853 sq. ft. ofa/c space.
Sq.ft. Fenced backyard. Gasfireplace. paint inside and newgranitecountertops. sized garage &lotsofstorage space. Fenced backyard. Tilefloorsthru out. Just listed.
Faye Robertson 941-504-2710 Faye Robertson 941-504-2710 Faye Robertson 941-504-2710 Faye Robertson 941-504-2710
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BANKOWNED ENGLEWOOD $549,000 VENICE $166,300
Mobile home zoned property adjoining nice Mixed use building. Commercial on ground floor &
existing mobile home park. 16.76 acres. Can be 2 one Br/Apts. On second floor. Can be used for
connected to 8.16 acres of commercial property, anything from light industrial on ground floor.
Phillip DeFreest 941-539-8061 Make offer. Phillip DeFreest 941-539-8061


BANK OWNED SARASOTA $120,000
1.14 Acres of industrial property. 130x364' on
Whitfield Ave. Great Location off US301 for easy
in and out. Bankwants it sold, make offer.
Phillip DeFreest 941-539-8061


Commercial zoned. 750'of frontage on Winchester
Rd. 8.16 Acres. Can be Connected to 16.76 acres of
mobile home property for $549,000. Make offer.
Phillip DeFreest 941-539-8061


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941-493-7931

800-492-7931

Corner 776 & Flamingo Rd.,
S.Venice

"Homes from 159,000
including Venice lot"


3 Bedrooms 2 Bath 2 Car Garage


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Kwee Huset Realty
Lie. Real Estate Broker, AHWD, CSP, ESRES, I 1k,
1301 Poplar Av. Venice, FL 34285
Tel: 941-716-3090
Visit:www.KweeHuset.com
Five Star Real Estate Agent 2010 Kwee Huset,


SHORT SALE! SOLD "as is" VACANT LAND
DIRECT GULF ACCESS 1 94 Acre, area of huge and newer homes,
2BR/1BA/1CG home with city water & next to cul-de-sac in a secluded
view overlooking water from all rooms, subdivision without deed restriction, yet
Concrete seawall w/boat dock & slip. minute to the Mall, restaurant & hospital
Boat ride 10-15 minutes to Gulf of Buy it and BUILD your DREAM HOME
Mexico. $140,000 NOWI $24,900
Lookingfor HUD Homes? Kwee can Help!
Call 941-716-3090


FOR RENT _
Updated, cute small house
with 2 bedroom,
1 bath, city water and NORTH PORT-SHORT SALE
SOLD "as is"! 3BR/2BA /2CG home
sewer. 1 t, last, security. with city water located on an oversized
corer lot with fenced in backyard Open
$500 per month floor plan Wood cabinet and laundry room
under air Soaker tub and dual sink
master bathroom Carpet NEEDS
REPLACEMENT. $69,900
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Sc Daniel J. Krimsky Rabbi
RabbiDanK@aol.com Cell: 631-921-4060
600 North Auburn Road Venice
941-484-2022 JCVenice@verizon.net

SWhat Will It Take To GetYou Back In Church?
It doesn't have to be so painful! TT'r
Saturday Service 6pm. Tuesday Service 7pm CrISTIAN
We are a non-denominational, Word of Faith church. LIFE CENTER
2201 Englewood Road (SR 776) Englewood -www.dhristianlifecenter.cc


1314 E.Vienice Ave., Venice, FL "EmailRick 123@gmail.com"
941-456-0738 website: www.RickCochran.com

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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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Anthony & Karen Buccitelli, REALTORS
Office 941.423.2521 Omll 1u
14972 Tamiami Tra il North Port, FL 34287 llU

941,2233597 I1
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We are proud to donate a
percentage of each of our sales
to the North Port Coalition for
Homeless/Needy Students.


LOTS OF PRIVACY Spacious 3/2/2 pool
home with over 2300 sq ft under air on 2
lots! Formal living room, formal dining
room, family room w/tile floors, kitchen
w/breakfast nook overlooking lanai &
pool, large master w/2 walk-in closets &
more! Home equipped with propane
I generator. MLS# N5776913 $194,500
EXCEPTIONAL POOL HOME 3/2/2 home
with a saltwater, heat pump pool &
fenced yard. Tile thru-out, split floor plan,
g vaulted ceilings. Kitchen w/white
cabinets, plenty of counter space and
breakfast bar. Large tiled great room with
French doors that lead to lanai & pool and
more! MLS# N5777707 $179,126
NOTA SHORT SALE 3BD/2BA/2CG, pool
home with den. Laminated wood flooring
thru-out, new tile floors in baths. Formal
dining room. Large Breakfast bar in
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QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD Beautiful 3/2/2
home with tile flooring thru out except in
bedrooms. Eat-in area in kitchen, wood
cabinets, breakfast bar, walk-in pantry &
island. Master bath featuresjacuzzi tub,
his/her sinks, walk-in shower. Laundry
room features a large storage closet!!
MLS# N5777110 $139,900
FRESHLY PAINTED Adorable 2/2/1 home
with city water and swale in backfor extra
:, privacy. Newer a/c only 1 yr old. Tile thru
South except in bedrooms. Kitchen with
plenty of counter space, lots of cabinets &
eat in area. Large master bedroom, alarm
system and more! Quiet neighborhood.
N MLS# N5777539 $94,900
ii.- ~ NOT A SHORT SALE, TURN KEY READY
.V 2BD/2BA home with bonus room, which could
be 3rd bedroom. Freshly painted inside & out.
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VENICE GOLF & CC!
4BD COURTYARD POOL HOME. I-.


MLSnC7035010 $428.000


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COMMERCIAL
LEASE 5600 Peace River Rd. MLS#C7033257 $250
LEASE 12457 Tamiami Trail, (Office/Apartment Building) MLS#C7035169 $800 month
FOR SALE 11001 Tamiami Trail (Warm Mineral Springs) MLS#C7035243 $224,700
Green Acres Hotel!
FOR SALE Commercial! LOT at 470 Tamiami Trail, PC OVER 1/2 ACRE $188,800
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
1690 Lantana Ave. ENG; 2559 N Toledo Blade NP


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SHORT SALE
Newly listed
beautiful 3/2/2
home with bank
approved pricing.
Buyers must have
pre-approval letter
or proof of funds
with offer.
Sold As-Is. $76,000

Faue A hle -

DUCK KEY A gulf
access 3BD/2BA
waterfront gem in a much
sought after deed
restricted island
subdivision Launch your
boat from your private
dock with only the large
El Jobean bridge between
you and the open water
Granite countertops,
stainless steel appliances,
impressive eat-in kitchen
bar and stylish cabinetry,
archways, insets, screened
lanai, high-grade flooring
andmore $245,900


STUNNING GULF ACCESS- Key West
style 3BD/2.5BA home in sought after
Waters Edge Estates, with private boat dock
(wired electric, water, and 5500 lb. lift plus
boat ramp) directly on Shakett Creek in
Nokomis. Real wood floors, granite kitchen
counters. Bonus room. Extra long garage car
hold 4 cars. Solar-heated free-form pool.
Minutes from Casey Key, Nokomis Beach,
the Jetties, as well as I-75. A rare
opportunity! $448,900

HERON CREEK- Gated community.
Gorgeous 3BD/2BA pool home with lake
and expansive golf course views from the
spacious lanai equipped w/cable & sound
system Arthur Hills designed golf course,
tennis courts, resort pool/spa & clubhouse
Breakfast nook w/aquarium window, Coran
counters, extended maple cabinets, gas or
electric appliance option, sound system, tile
floors, tray ceilings, archways & much more
$290,000

4BDi2BA/3CG CORNER LOT BY A
CUL-DE-SAC.
Spacious and open! Luxurious master bath
has soaking tub, walk-in shower and double
sinks. Plenty of room for entertaining or a
large family. Located in the heart of North
Port. close to famous area beaches, Shopping
and entertainment. $189,500


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ON FOX (REEK A RARE FIND Slxc iouis Iloni
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wveathlnzed lana. Coimmiiunii pool wllt heath
club. $182,900


Voted
RGMAEK Best of Venice GAE

TAIlianceGroup STEWART,


GRI, CRS,

(941) 488-6262 DIRECT IRES
e-mail: GaeStew@aol.com website: RE/MAX.com
Each Office Independently Owned and Operated www.GaeStewart.com



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NEVER LIVED IN At Stonecastle in Southwood off WATERFORD TRULY ONE OF A KIND Almost ABOVE THE ORDINARY This elegant residence is
I ....' i .... 1. i. .I I 2cated for _-i-rr 2,900 sq ft under air, 4 BEDROOMS, 3 5 BATHS, 2 in Aston Gardens, a PRESTIGIOUS ADULT
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4 bedrooms, 3 baths almost 2600 sq ft under air, pool community One owner that has i .i ii over 2,300 sq ft of living space featuring glassed lanai
home on lake Ceramic til? -.rt -- m? tr- new New tile roof DualAC, i, i with lakeview, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths PLUS an office/
ceilings, wood cabinets .... iI i i1. i ality & cleaning pool Volume ceilmgs Updated granite den Large kitchen with breakfast bar. separate dining
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PLUS office home in maintenance free area backing home w/ peek-a-boo lake view, mcely landscaped for pnvacyl BEDROOMS Location is the key to this Waterford built 4
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MLS# StreetName ADD Description Asking Price
N5773628 Belvoir 2168 Close to Baseball Stadium & Fairgrounds $3,000
N5773635 Breckinridge 3097 Nearto Murdock Business, Shopping $3,000
N5773632 LeJeune 2382 Close to Baseball Stadium & Fairground $3,000
N5774785 Laramie 18364 MurdockCenterarea $3,500
N5774786 Marceline 16379 Close to North Port $3,500
N5774788 Juniper 4106 Easy access to all Port Charlotte $3,500
N5774811 NotreDame 26465 South Punta Gorda Heights $2,800
N5774797 EIPrad 12276 Tropical Gulf Acres $2,500
N5774798 Parham 13109 Near North Port Shopping area $3,500
N5774882 Blalock 1165 Near Kings Hwy & Peachland $3,500
N5774913 Flanders 100 NearMurdockCenter $3,500
NORTH PORT
N494982 Kabat Area of newer homes $5,000
N5777625 Rhapsody 26-1086-23 Area of newer homes $3,300
N5777629 Talisman 23-89-7 Growing area of North Port $3,500
N5777631 Talisman 9-90-7 Growing area of North Port $3,500

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REALTY GROUP, INC.
941-486-1968 941-743-5000 1-800-937-5001
o E-mail: JBG@sunline.net
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S125.000 Short Sale. PRICE REDUCED! 0
Lovely newer home. Special features ,4
indude the open floor plan and soaring ceilings. Ceramic
tile in neutral color throughout. Great location on a quiet
street, close to town for easy access for shopping, etc.
Custom built home, not your typical cookie cutter produce
tion home. Great curb appeal, and offers a shady backyard
with palm trees. MLS#C7033516
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JOHN "K" KOTKIEWICZ


JOHN "K" TEAM


JENS RUNYON


ROOM FOR EVERYONE AND POOL LAKESIDE WITH POOL OUTSTANDING LAKE VIEW GREAT DEAL IN CITY OF VENICE
3 Bed, 2 Bin an d 1 Bed 1 Bin-law 2 Bed + Den 2 Bath. With elra3 high 2nd Floor 2/2 with Den 2005 Bull 3 Bed 2 Bath. 2 Car Garage home
Updated and Upgraded throughout Garage door lor var, Solar Heated Parking for 2 cars Cathedral Ceiling 6' Privacy Vinyl Fence in Backyard
Caged Pool and lois ol erlras Pool Electric Hurricane protection Lols of Upgrades Comm Pools I" Central Utilities Shed. Just Painled
Deed Restricted Comm. 259,900 Wow what a view: S 234.900 "VERY NICE CONDO": $169,900 STORM PROTECTED: $149,900

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PINEBROOK SOUTH with POOL IN CITY OF VENICE WITH POOL SOUTH VENICE LOT
New KIchen and Updaled Pool 3 bed. 2 bath, witri privacy fenced in 80' A 100 lot Baclyard has sought
3 Bed 2 Balh 2 Car Gar Open Caged Pool This is one o. the best after Soulhern Exposure Lol had
Real Room living area Large Lol deals with a POOL in the city lmits been cleared already
Lots of Updating!!!: $199.900 Just minutes to BEACH: $179,900 Re-Priced to SELL : S12,500


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JUDY K. PETKEWICZ, GRI CRS
941-456-8304
www.PuntaGordaPropertiesforsale.com
email: Judy@LovesPuntaGorda.com


Judy is on the
BEST SELLER List!


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Punta Gorda,
A Special Ranch Community!
Fabulous 5 acre private gated
estate, "One of a Kind
Spacious Ranch 2004 Home"
Offers impressive screened
infinity pool that melts into
pond & fountain. Lanai with
full bar/kitchen under roofl
1500 SF detached garage w/16
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state of the art kitchen; Living Room and Florida
Rooms. Plenty of space for family to visit and
spread out. Fenced tropically landscaped
backyard. Sorry NO pets. $2,100/mo.


PORT CHARLOTTE, charming 2/2/2. Updated
Kitchen/Dining area. French doors to enclosed
lanai. Wood deck with seating area. Tranquil
retreat. $1,600/month


LAKht NUKIH PUKI, 3/122 with a solar heated AFUKURABLY PKILCt! Villas ot UOIUNUA, 2/1-
POOL. Three sided wrap around porch and a 1/2 with a courtyard entry and one cargarage.
large lanai. Nicely situated on a double lot. Justtherightsizefora coupletoenjoythe
$2,200/mo winter! Screened lanai and privacy fenced rear.
Sorry NO pets permitted. $1,500/mo
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240 W TAMPA AVE 941-375-8113


Darling 2 BR/2 BA : : : : ,-
floor a 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. Call Pino or Kim








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adjacent to the Venice Yacht Club. Wonderful
dock in place on a deep water protected
canal with absolutely no bridges to the Gulf of
Mexico. Survey shows property is 36x52. Water
& Electric also available for fish cleaning station
or to wash down your boat atthe endof the
day. Call for details. Call Pino or Kim


GORGEOUS Island estate home located
only 3 blocks from the shores of Venice
Beach! Main house plus separate 600 sf
guest house. Tiled courtyard, heated
pool and fireplace complete the picture!
$599,900. Call Pino or Kim


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Just 1.7 Miles From 175 Exit 141.
20,600 AADT (2010). JUST UNDER
.4 ACRES. ABUTTING .2 ACRE
CORNER LOT ALSO AVAILABLE.
MLS# D5788247 Price: $299,000


3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHROOMS
AND 2 CAR GARAGE North Port
home featuring breakfast nook in
kitchen, screened in lanai
overlooking shaded back yard and
more. This home has been freshly
painted and comes with new carpet
and appliance package.
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OPEN CONCEPT in this 4 bedroom 2
bath home with pool and screened
enclosure. Located in gated community
of Charleston Park. Home is situated on
cul-de-sac with a 2 car garage. Solid
surface counters in kitchen with
breakfast nook overlooking pool area.
Separate office or den off entry.
MLS# D5788311 Price: $176,700


ALMOST 1500 SQ. FT. in this 3
bedroom 2 bath condo located in
gated community of Sabal Trace.
Home features impact resistant
window film on all windows and
sliders, ceiling fans, all appliances
included including washer dryer.
Newer AC.All furnishings negotiable.
MLS# D5789127 Price: $120,000


WELL MAINTAINED AND
FURNISHED home in Harbor Isles, an
active resident owned 55+ community.
Floor plan features great room plus a
den/family room. Property is nicely
landscaped and community offers many
amenities to enjoy including a boat
ramp on Salt Creek with access to
Myakka River & Gulf of Mexico.


3 BEDROOM 1 BATHROOM
well maintained home with carport.
Ceramic tile and laminate wood
throughout.Lush landscape
in back yard.
MLS# D5788486 Price: $69,900


METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED
home and updated throughout. Updates
include: roof, siding, new windows in
living room & dining room, entire
rescreen, hot water heater, receptacles,
switch plates and phone jacks have been
replaced, all floors are porcelain tile.
MLS# D5788301 Price: $48,900


METICUOUSLY MAINTAINED,
GREAT curb appeal, and MOVE IN
ready, isn'tenough to say about this
remodeled unit. The Open floor plan
and LARGE lanai are PERFECT for
entertaining, or just relaxing and
enjoying all the GATED 55+
community has to offer.
MLS# D5786994 Price: $72.000


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LARGE HOUSE with separate living room
and family rooms and lots of special
features and amenities. On a freshwater
canal with loads of privacy.House is move
in ready and features surround sound,
alarm system and a sprinkler system for
your landscaping. Lot next door is available
under separate contract.
MLS# D5789406 Price: $199,000


OVER 2000 SQ FT IS THIS
SPECTACULAR HOME. This home
features Scratch resistant wood floors,,
GRANITE COUNTER TOPS,
STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES,
DOUBLE PANE LOW E WINDOWS, 8'
doors and 10 to 14' ceilings,salt water
pool, outdoor wet bar, and much more.
MLS# D5789210 Price: $304,900


2 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM +DEN
condo located in Sabal Trace. Home
features 1 car garage, Ceramic tile in entry,
kitchen and baths, large pantry, laminate
wood in Den, Living room and master
both have views of pond with fountain.
Community amenities include: heated
pool, clubhouse with exercise room,
kitchen, library & billiards.
MLS# D5789317 Price: $109,900


TWO BEDROOM 2 BATH VILLA
in Plantation Golf & Country Club.
Maintenance Free.
MLS# D5789903 Price: $145,900


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all Farmington Vista owners. The best of all worlds! $104,900
#N5778309. Call Angie Tarolli 483-1410 or Joe Geremia 223-2288.


CASUAL LIVING in the heart ofThe "Island of Venice". Great location tUTIUL KAKtLY UUND 2 TUKY, 5R, 2.5BA, 2 (A home in
close to shopping, dining, golf, tennis and many beautiful sunsets, gated community of Ventura Village featuring community
Light and bright, ground floor corner unit. Turnkey furnished 2BR, heated pool, fitness and recreational facilities. Kitchen has
2BA condo. Screened lanai overlooks the courtyard. $114,900 cherry wood cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel
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MAINTENANCE FREE AREA Carefree living begins in this sp,. ...uj
3 bedroom / 2 bath J &J Victoria model quality built home.
Custom draperies throughout, plant shelves, architectural c' ,,i'.
moldings and neutral color scheme all add to its elegance a",-..
charming ambiance. Mature landscaping. Lanai leads to th i ,l,-e
pool with fountain. $279,900 Joe Geremia 223-2288


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NOTHING TO DO BUT MOVE IN. This pool home in prestigious
Englewood Isles has been well cared for and updated. Corner lot,
Ceramic Tile floors throughout. Carpet in the bedrooms, Crown
Molding. Updated kitchen cabinets, a pass through window
overlooking the pool and a breakfast bar opening up to the
family room. pacious family room w/vaulted ceilings. $169,900


VERYWELL MAINTAINED HOME. Current tenant has lease
until October 1st, 2013. New Roof in 2009. New A/C in 2008.
New wood laminate flooring installed in 2011 along with a new
microwave and disposal. Home was re-plumbed in 2008 and
completely remodeled bathrooms in 2009. $119,900.


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3300 SQ. FT commercial building US 41 South Venice.
3 newer A/C units less than 3 years old. Fire and theft
alarms. Overhead garage doors in the rear accessed by
Englewood Road. Good signage. Short Sale asking
$449,900 Call Buck 941-685-3600


BUILT IN 2004. 3BD/2BA. Wood laminate flooring throughout, tile in
baths & inside laundry room. Open floor plan w/cathedral ceilings. New
Hurricane sliders open upthe living room & master bedroom to lanai.
Large kitchen w/breakfast bar, wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances &
breakfast nook.. Entire house just repainted inside professionally. Tiled
garage with separate storage room. Immediate occupancy $169,900


SOUTH VENICE BEACH Must see, spacious home. Tile and
wood laminate throughout. Water system, under sink RO,
Fridge, A/C, water heater, doors and windows are all newer.
Also has an air conditioned and sound proofed workshop/2 car
detached garage. Oversized lot. Extra parking and powerfor RV
or boat. $145,000 Call Buck 941-685-3600


NIGHTINGALE SHORT SALE! 3 bedroom 2 bath 2 car garage.
New roof in 2009. Tiled throughout, carpet in the bedrooms.
Great looking knotty pine ceiling in the family room. Granite
counter tops in the Kitchen. Master bath has jacuzzi tub and
separate shower. $129,900 Call Buck 941-685-3600


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not have to pay the tax! $14,900 ENGLEWOOD BUILDING
SITE- Great location and cleared just
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COME AND GETYOUR PIECE OF PARADISE. 5 minutes to the
beach and beautiful sunsets, restaurants and shopping across
the street. This home is in very good condition. Over 55
community, low monthly fees, very friendly park.
$39,900 Call Buck 941-685-3600


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PERFECT BEACH RETREAT. 2 bedroom 2 bath condo on the
Island of Venice. Less than a blockto the beach access. Slight
beach and Gulf view from this unit. Well Maintained. Kitchen
has been upgraded. Fully Furnished $179,900
Call Buck 941-685-3600





















Fantastic Pool Home on a
park like setting lot. 3/2/2
for only $329,000
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Beachfront and
Oceanside Condo, 2/2,
furnished only $389,900
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updated for
only $159,000
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SORRENTO EAST, NOKOMIS SOUTH GULF COVE, ISLANDWALK
Beautiful J&J pool home SAILBOATWATER! VENICE
on freshwater lake Brand new 3/3/2 plus den Gorgeous Villa with all
Built in 2002 for home f $699 000 upgrades on a beautiful
$319900 pool home or $699,000 lake $229,000
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Lake front, beautiful
furnished villa with lots of
upgrades. $214,900


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New 2012 Custom 3/2/2 home with Barrel
Tile roof. Beautiful wood cabinets, granite
counters & large tile. Built to 2012 Hurrican
codes.Vacant lot behind home can be
purchased with this home for an additional
$10,000. Private beach, community ctr,
tennis courts & community boat ramp.
$169,900 Brendan Jordan 941.223.6671
Nancy Jordan 941.468.5146
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sound system, intercom & alarm system,
generator ready panel box & generator are
just a few of the upgrades this home has to
offer. Only 3 miles to historic downtown
Venice & beach. Ideallocation. $319,000
Sue Smith 540.533.1807


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2/2/2 plus den w/pond view.
Remodeled kit. has Maple cabinets,
a closet pantry and sunny nook. En-
suite Master w/huge walk in closet
for all your clothes. $319, 000.
Call Barb Calder (941)441-5046


desirable community. Lush tropical Views highlight this spacious 3BD/2BA
landscaping surrounds this custom home c "' "' ' '' "" ' .. "
Aith granite countertops, extended private ". I '' '.. "I .
anai on an oversized lot. Com pool, tennis system & hot water heater. Home warranty
courts, clubhouse & walking trails provided. Seller offering a $4,000- credit
courts, towards a club membership with acceptable
$239,900 offer. $215,000
Nancy Jordan 941.468.5146 Nancy Jordan 941.468.5146
Brendan Jordan 941.223.6671 Brendan Jordan 941.223.6671
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LOCATION! LOCATION! 2005 EXQUISITE CUSTOM BUILT HOME
Peterson built 3Br,2BA,2CGpriced to 3/3/2+in PremierVenice CC. Relaxby the
SELL! Home only used seasonally GAS heated pool & spa overlooking the
since built and shows like a model, golf course. Enjoy Granite counters,
Close to beaches, shopping, Plantation shutters, French doors,
restaurants & I-75. Gea value at Skylights, and the nearly new roof and
$268,000 Sue Smith 540.533.1807 AC. These arejust a few ofthe Special
Features of this Gracious home. $394,000
sue.smith@floridamoves.com Call Barbara Calder 941.441.5046


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......sets ofsliding glass doors open to a 10'x32'
The 2 BR w/1 Bath area closes off completely screen porch w/ heated spa. Newer Carrier
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queenMurphybedthatleadsdirectlyto the in closet --"-hr I r cr n liinidr tub in
southern exposure pool/spa caged area. garage6... I i-. y I .... I i .id shed.
$319,825 Sue Morgan (941)321-4855 $160,000 Terry Riley, 941.492.7831


HBECUMEAN "ISLANDELt". LCharming 2
BR/1.5Bath home on an oversized corner
lot onVenice Island. Loads of room for
parking & pool. Covered carport, circular
drive and even a parking pad on Gulf St for
your boat. Detached workshop could
convert -.-il-- t - 1i .T .
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PRICED TO SELL! $319,000
Call Sue Smith 540.533.1807


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enclosed Florida room or open patio of this
updated 2BD/2BA home. Updated kitchen
with stainless steel appliances and granite
counters. I i .1 .,i I II .I.
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3 walk in closets, attic space & attached
cabinets in the garage. All tiled rooms except
2nd bedroom. Beautiful landscaping.
$199,900 Sue Morgan 941.321.4855


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style lap pool with Tiki bar, Har-Tru tennis
courts, fitness center, & nature park.
Beautifully upgraded w/granite, wooden
cabinets, hurricane windows, stainless steel
appliances, 18 inch diagonal tiles. Paver
courtyard, extended screened lanai. Located
on the 6th fairway in this prestigious
community $249,900
Sue Morgan 941.321.4855


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end of a quiet newly paved cul-de-sac.
Situated in prestigious Bridle Oaks with
community pool and clubhouse, this
charming home boasts a spacious
covered lanai looking east over pond
and 9th fairway of Capri Isles Golf
course. $199,900.
Richard Canham 941.400.2350


newer 2BD/2BA villa is the perfect size in a
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screen lanai, built in entertainment center
in family room. Water view, community
heated pool and recreational building.
Close to shopping, beaches and golfing
$229,900 Chuck Miller 941-483-6301
chuck.miller@floridamoves.com


PEACEFUL, PRIVATE WATER VIEWS WEST OF U.S.41 AND NEAR S.. 681,
from covered lanai. Quality built- convenient to beach and shopping,
solid Divosta Capri model. 2BR, 2B, quiet street, established neighborhood.
Den, 2CG. Tennis, 2 pools, Resort 3BD/2BA 2CG, built 1981, large screen
porch, living room and family room. Full
Center +++ $184,900 hip shingle roof replaced 2005, Amana
Henry Hamels 941-321-9634 A/C system. Drain field replaced in 2000.
$185,000 Terry Riley, 941.492.7831


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Highly sought after Southwest exposure. Very
private lanai with solar heated pool, separate
hot tub, & complete outdoor kitchen.
Ceramic tile, crown molding, Corian
counters in kitchen with island & breakfast
bar open to family room. Breakfast nook w/
aquarium window overlooking pool & view.
$439,000 Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
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Shores, 25 feet of community dock space
adjacent to this lot, one bridge to Gulf
This lot is cleared, mowed and ready to
build your "Key West Style" dream home.
About one mile to Nokomis Beach and
shopping, restaurants, banks, etc.
GREAT LOCATION. $175,000
Terry Riley, 941.492.7831
www. terrenceriley.corn


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GORGEOUS POOL HOME Tranquil and
Peaceful setting with heated pool and
spa. 3 beds, Zbaths, 2 car garage.
Upgrades include granite counter
tops, solid wood cabinets in kitchen
and baths, stainless steel appliances,
plantation shutters security system
and surround sound! Home warranty
included with sale. $459,000
Kim Vogel 413.221.4261


overlooking lake and golt course with a
sunny Southern exposure from this 2BD/
2BA a great room floor plan. Tile in main
areas with laminate in bedrooms. Neutral
decor. Nice kitchen space with breakfast


Hurricane shutters. $189,000
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211


MUSI SEE. Moditied 3B/2BA Siesta floor Vacant Corner Lot
pli-,I I 'l Iii i,,I ... .. ith
.I .. ..; I.., in Punta Gorda Isles
.... .. ..' Great Investment
Corian counters in kit. Breakfast nook
overlooking pool area. Breakfast bar. Tile & For Little Money
laminate floors throughout except carpet
in mother in law suite. $417,000 $9,000
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
www.JenMagoon.com Kim Vogel 413.221.4261


ZNU FLOOU K lUNDUO with elevator WATERAND PRESERVE VIEWS,
access, 1BD/1BA, screen porch, W/D ground floor condo. Newlaminateand
in utility off screen porch. carpet floor covering, freshly painted,
Community pool, tennis courts, unfurnished 2BD/2BA unit. 1 car
elevator & stairway to access 2nd covered carport with storage closet
floor. Screen porch has east exposure, located close to your front door, 1 dog
storage closet. Berber carpet & OR 1 cat is allowed with a 25 lb limit.
ceramic tile floors. $69,000 Greatlocation. $149,900
Terry Riley, 941.492.7831 Terry Riley, 941.492.7831
www. terrenceriley corn www.terrencerileycom










STUNNING ELEGANCE! Vaulted WATERFRONT -3BD/2BAhome with
ceilings in the 3BD/3BAwith private dock near Nokomis Beach w/
magnificent pillars. Large kitchen w/ boating access to Gulf Tip lot with
island, breakfast bar & nook. Crown water frontage on west & north sides,
moulding, tray ceilings, plantation tidal saltwater canal. One bridge to the
shutter Soueinr exposure. Beautiful Venice Inlet. Terrazzo floors, screen
... , .. , ,, 1 ,,, I .. .,. porch, galley kitchen. Located on quiet
double sinks. $539,000 street. $249,900
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211 Terry Riley, 941.492.7831
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LOVELY 2YR. OLD HOME with
open floor plan, split bedrooms, and
oversized garage. Sunny & Bright.
Open kitchen, inside laundry room,
and walk-in closets. 3b,2b,2c.
Convenient location, close to 1-75,
shopping, schools, and public parks.
$120,000
Kim Vogel 413.221.4261


NEW ON MARKET Immaculate 3/2 with
fantastic golf course view. This
Schroeder built home has great curb
appeal. Southern exposure. Lots of
windows. Tray ceilings. Breakfast nook
w/aquarium window. Solar heated pool
& extra lanai. Tile throughout main part
of home w/laminate in bedrooms..no
carpet. $269, 000
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211


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


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w/detached 600 sf. in-law apartment.
Renovated kitchen w/beautiful wood
cabinets, new appliances, new
lighting. Fireplace. Freshly painted.
New roof 2011. In-ground HEATED
pool. 1 yr home warranty.
$249,900
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This 3BD/2BA home is the perfect size for
those looking to downsize or part time
residents. Open great room floor plan.
Large kitchen w/plenty of cabinets. Great
lanai space & private pool area with
preserve view. 3rd bedroom has pocket
doors and can be used as den/office space
Master bedroom with sliders out to pool.
Master bath has dual sinks & separate tub
andshower. $279,900
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211

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SEASONAL
101 Base Avenue East
(Island of Venice)
Duplex, 2BR/2BA $1,100/Month
630 BIRD BAY #204 (Bird Bay Condo)
2BR/2BA Lake View $1,800/Month
238 West Tampa Ave. #302
(Venice Center Mall)
2BR/2BA Condo $2800/Month
Bristol House on the Island of Venice
2BR/2BA Condo $ 2,200/Month
3 Blocks from Venice Beach
1730 Manasota Beach Dr. #213
(Manasota Gardens)
2BR/2BA Condo $ 2,600/Month
139 Drifting Sands (Hourglass Lakes)
2BR/2BA Villa $ 2,300/Month
244 St. Augustine #503 (Costa Brava)
2BR/2BA Condo $2,600/Month
340 Three Lakes Ln
Mission Lakes Condo, 2BR/2BA, Lake,
3 Pools BEAUTIFUL! $2,400/month
905 Chapin, Englewood Bayfront Pool
home with Dock Full sunsets over Lemon
Bay GORGEOUS!!! $3,000/month


ANNUAL
139 Drifting Sands (Hour Glass Lakes)
2 BR/2 BA Villa, Lake Front, $1200/Month
513 Parkdale Mews (Parkdale East)
2 BR/2 BA Condo, $ 850/Month
238 W Tampa Ave #302
(Venice Center Mall)
2 BR/2 BA Condo $1200/Month
341 Oakwood Circle, Englewood Isles
Bayfront with Dock 2BR/2BA Home
$1,975/Month
3214 Belleville, North Port
3/2/2 Home $1,200/month
COMMERCIAL FOR LEASE
324 Tamiami Trail, Island of Venice
$ 2500/Month

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NORTH PORT 2/2 HOME This 1996 built home features a 2 car garage and
is on 2 lots. Refrigerator, stove, window treatments, mature landscape. Short
Sale Listing. MLS C7036367. Call Shirley Bear to view this home at 941-629-
1121 or 941-380-1888.
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North Port Estates/$289,000
This 3 bedroom home has just been remodeled, all the work is
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steel appliances and new wood laminate floors on 3 acres.


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Punta Gorda/$149,900
DEEP CREEK 3/2/2 home in move-in condition. Large eat-in kitchen,
screened entry plus a large lanai w/tiled flooring. Wide Green Belt for
additional privacy Home also has accordion hurricane shutters.
MLS#C7038427

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Port Charlotte/$99,900
SHORT SALE: 3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath, end unit condo with 2
balconies. Located across the street from Charlotte Harbor.
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Punta Gordal Lease $3,900.00

room, 3 restrooms, kitchen and 5 access doors
MLS#C7027088


North Port/$239,900
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Cape Coral/$169,900
SHORT SALE: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage pool home in need of some
tender loving care. Please take note that the pool is covered and the home is
in dire need of cleaning. Buyer is also responsible for all assessments.
MLS#C7038355


Punta Gorda/$129,900
Sea Isles 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo with boat slip and quick access to Charlotte

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SHORT SALE: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage home.
Needs complete redo. (Cash offers only).
AC and well equipment are missing.
MLS#C7037185


Fort Charlottel Lease $999.UU
Approximately 915 s.f available for lease in the heart of
Murdock. Complex is across from Sam's Club and fronts Sears
at the Port Charlotte Town Center
MLS#C7018755


Port Charlotte/$185,000
SHORT SALE: 3/2/2 pool home on canal with gulf
access. Concrete seawall and caged pool with paver
deck in move-in condition.


North Port/$157,200
SHORT SALE: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, pool.
Home built by Windemere in convenient North Port
location. Listed price based on VA appraisal.
MLS#C7034448


Florida waterfront living at its best. This 3rd floor unit has spectacular

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In the heart of Downtown Punta Gorda space available for
lease 282+/unit. Plus water and electric.All other CAM
charges included. Adjacent to the city parking garage.
MLS#C7037888


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Or build your own compound on 2Bd/2BA/1CG condo with golf course
this 4.37 acre parcel of land on view. New roof, replumbed, and
Curry Creek Zoned for multi- cathedral ceilings. Across street from
units. Only 1 bridge to the Gulf community pool. Convenient to beach
Priced at $299,900. and restaurants priced at $94,900


VENETIAN FALLS VILLA 2-bedroom
plus Den/2-bath/2-car garage villa.
Private wooded view from the lanai.
Upgrades include granite, wood
cabinets and ceramic tile. Estate sale.
Priced at $179,900


VENICE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
2BD+Den/2BA/2CG includes golf cart
Premiere, private, gated, golfing community
Maintenance free, extended lanai, and
private view Golf equity and turnkey
furnishings available separately
Priced at $244,900


bath Plus a half bath for guest Rarely available
3 car garage, circular dnveway and no pool but
room to add Oversized corner lot, fenced
backyard Outdoor lanai with gas fireplace and
outdoor kitchen Steps to the beach easement.
Now Priced at $599,900. A must see


VENICE ISLAND POOL HOME
3BD/2BA/2CG on oversized lot Heated
Pool and cage added in 2004 Fresh paint,
tile floors, hurricane shutters and more
Backyard easement allows access to store
your boat 2 deeded beach access just a
short walk away Priced at $399,900


GATED RESORT COMMUNITY 2BD+DEN/2BA/
2CG and extended caged lanai Lots of tile, granite
kitchen counters, and more Maintenance free
community Barely lived in, built in 2011 Roll down
hurricane shutters for easy access Community
facilities include active clubhouse, 2 heated
community pools, jacuzz, fitness center bocci ball,
putting green internet cafe, large ballroom for private
parts and more Priced at $244,900


LAKEVIEW HOME GATED SENIOR LIVING
2 master suites each with their own COMMUNITY 2BD+den /2BA/1CG
private bath 2 car garage home in villas with split floor plan. Oversized
p te batl car garage hm anai, sold furnished. Preserve view
Venice Gardens. Replumbed and and use of all of Aston Gardens
newer tile roof. Convenient to stores facilities Priced at $159,900. Seller
and restaurants. Priced at $164,900 paying 6 months maintenance fee


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Lake and solar heated pool views from 3rd car garage has A/C and electric, "Man Nice lake view Tastefully remodeled with spa Build in 2002, paver driveway and
lost rooms Kitchen remodeled in 2010 Cave" Built in 2003, high ceilings, light and community heated pool Ready to move lanal Upgraded kitchen and stainless steel
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$8047 Down & $1013.65/month*


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Fabulous 3/2/2, GRANITE & TILE,
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View, View, View! Saltwater Lake ... Move-in
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3BR/2Baths, Lanai, Large Boat Dock...
$145,000 or $5075 Down &


Great Englewood Gulf Access Lot
Just off Oyster Creek with only One
Bridge to the ICW & Gulf!
Just Reduced $60,000!


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Excellent value, 3BR, 2.5BA Home w/
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$154,900 or $5422 Down &
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2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, 1 Car
Garage, Granite Counters, Stainless
Appliances, Pool, etc.
Rent $1150/month


Wonderful 2/2/1 in North Port
Nice, Clean, Cathedral Ceilings, Interior
Laundry Room, Bay Window...
Just $59,900


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Updated, Stainless Steel Appliances, Light/
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Just $169,900! or
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Wonderful Punta Gorda Area!
$174,500 or $6108 Down


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$149.000


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$65,000 Great Price!... (OR with New
3 BR Pool Home $249.000!*****


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New homes with nice upgrades,
appliances, screened lanai, etc.
$140,000 to $200,000+


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