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Church vandalism, trash texts, road rage spoil Easter


By GREG GILES
NEws EDITOR
The Greater Venice area
experiences on average two
to three domestic batteries
per week, so it was with some
surprise that number doubled
over Easter weekend one of
the most observed of all reli-
gious holidays, celebrating the
resurrection of Jesus Christ.


SHEPHERD APONTE
To add insult to injury, there
was even a burglary of a church
by a man named Shepherd.


ORTIZ REED
Arrests were made for battering
a pregnant woman, a road-rager
who tried to bump a vehicle into


HOLDER NIEVES
oncoming traffic, and a "trash-
texting" incident that led to the
arrest of three women.


Shepherd damages
church
A South Venice man was
charged with seven counts of
property damage after he alleg-
edly broke into a church on Easter
and damaged church property.
The Venice Police
Department reported
SPOIL 14


And they're off!


Above: Kids dash into Blalock Park to find their share
of the 14,000 Easter eggs provided by Lift Church
during its annual Venice Rising event.
At right: Patrick Cowan,1, inspects his eggs after the
hunt in Blalock Park Sunday.

SUN PHOTOS
BYJUSTIN
FENNELL
Below: Hundreds of people search for their names
on registration cards for a prize giveaway prior
to the Easter egg hunt Sunday morning at Venice
Rising; a Lift Church-organized and local business-
sponsored event held at Blalock Park.


Retiring?


By AUDREY BLACKWELL
STAFF WRITER
The Sarasota Film Festival
opens Friday, April 5, and runs
through April 14. Most films
will be shown at Regal Cinemas
Hollywood 20 at 1993 Main St.,
in Sarasota.
Visit the SFF Welcome Tent at
the cinema for general festival
information Monday-Friday,
noon-10 p.m. and 10 a.m.-
10 p.m. on the weekends.
With more than 200 films be-
ing shown this year, including
feature films, documentaries,

FESTIVAL 114


Venice


makes list again


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Yet again, Venice has been
named one of the top 10 places
in which to retire.
This time the accolade is
online in the Huffington Post.
Venice is ranked in fifth place.
Venice has made the 10-best
lists in several magazines over
the years, including Inc. The
Huffington Post article seems
to have been derived from
several sources, although the
article is not attributed to any
one source or writer.
According to the website
article, the factors that were
considered ranged from "cost


NOTHING NEW
Venice has made several Top 10
lists over the years, with the latest
one coming from the Huffington
Post website.
of living and employment
opportunities to crime rate and
climate." Also considered was
"how relaxing the community
is."
Honolulu ranked number
one on the Huffington list,
which referenced its Number
20 ranking on the Milken
Institute's list of best cities for
RETIRING 114


Tom Hall, Sarasota Film Festival
director, spoke at the Venice opening
reception of the festival at Venice
Art Center March 20. He welcomed
Venice residents to support the
festival by attending the movies and
events it offers April 5-14.


No regrets for this city legal eagle


By GREG GILES
NEws EDITOR
Longtime Venice City
Attorney Bob Anderson's last
day was Friday, ending a 24-
year career with the city.
It also marks the end of
an era representation of
the city primarily by a solo
practicing attorney.
Anderson, 60, of Hall &
Anderson, announced his
retirement in October, and
stayed on to ensure a smooth
transition.
He had a an uncanny ability
to recite city and state statutes
by memory, and led the city
through some difficult legal
battles involving the U.S.
Environmental Protection


Agency and the Federal
Aviation Administration.
In late January the city
hired a firm to lead the city,
and David Persson, of Hankin
Persson McClenathen Cohen
& Harnell, as lead attorney.
Persson was longtime
Longboat Key town attorney.
Both worked in tandem
throughout the final two
months.
"Mr. Persson is going to
be an excellent attorney for
the city," Anderson said of
his replacement. "He's very
knowledgeable and has a great
personality, and he's going to
do well."
Anderson declined a city
request to continue on as
special counsel offering


labor relations services, since
Persson's firm doesn't handle
labor law, but Anderson
declined.
Tackling difficult collective "
bargaining and pension reform
efforts didn't fit into Anderson's -....,h
retirement plans.
"I wouldn't be able to give
it the time commitment it
required," Anderson said.
He estimates he's attended
more than 700 city council
meetings. During his employ-
ment, he served under seven
mayors, five city managers,
and four finance directors.
Highlights of his career,
he said, included nomina- PHOTO PROVIDED
tions in the early 1990s for
City Attorney Bob Anderson (center), with wife Bonnie, receives a plaque
EAGLE 1 7 from Mayor John Holic commemorating his 24 years representing the city.


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Osprey man handles alimony request badly


An Osprey man kicked
in his ex's door after she
texted him with a request
that he pay her rent.
According to a Sarasota
County Sheriff's Office
report:
The couple had been
married for one year.
The victim allegedly
texted Alexander
Pendolino, 60, telling
him since
he left her
he needed
to pay for
her rent.
Angered,
Pendolino
went to the
PENDOLINO apartment
and kicked
in the front sliding glass
door.
His ex was sitting on the
sofa inside the apartment
when he flipped the sofa
over, causing her to land
on her back. He then
pushed the victim's face
with the palm of his hand.
She ran into the bath-
room and called 911.
When deputies arrived,

apartment with his hands
in the air asking to go to
jail, according to the report.
Pendolino, 700 block
Pine Run Drive, Osprey,
was arrested Wednesday
and charged with domes-
tic battery. Bond was not
available.

34th arrest
A homeless man
deemed a "prolific of-
fender" by the Sarasota


I POLICE BEAT
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Patrol, jail and fire records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt is determined by the
courtsystem.


County Sheriff's Office
chalked up another
arrest this week.
The Sheriff's Office is-
sued a warrant for James
Paul Rinell, 40, related to
a March 16
theft of
three
Scellphones
valued at
$600 from
S Target.
Rinell
admitted to
RINELL the crime.
Store video footage
caught him in the act.
The arresting officer
was familiar with Rinell
from previous run-ins with
the law. Rinell once told
the deputy he steals from
stores "because it's better
than getting caught doing
burglaries," the deputy
wrote in the arrest report.
Rinell was arrested
Thursday and charged
with larceny. Bond was
set at $50,000.

Strangled
A South Venice man was
arrested this week after
strangling his girlfriend
almost to the point of
unconsciousness.
According to the
Sarasota County Sheriff's
Office arrest report:
The couple arrived at


their residence and got
into a verbal argument.
Without warning,
Steven A. Deming, 22,
allegedly grabbed his
girlfriend's hair and
began to
choke her.
Following a
struggle, the
altercation
continued
in the living
room when
DEMING Deming
DEMING allegedly
picked the victim up and
threw her onto the couch.
She attempted to stand
four times and each time
he threw her back, accord-
ing to the report. Finally,
unable to breathe or talk,
she grabbed his hair and
he released his grasp before
fleeing the scene.
Deming, 500 block
Coronado Road, Venice was
charged with domestic bat-
tery. Bond was not available.

Glock, crack
found in
traffic stop
The passenger in a car
pulled over for rolling
through a stop sign was
arrested after admitting
he had a gun and drugs.
According to a Sarasota
County Sheriff's Office
report:


Deputies pulled
directly behind a white,
four-door vehicle
Tuesday near midnight
and saw the vehicle fail to
come to a complete stop
at a stop sign. Deputies
pulled the vehicle over.
One made contact with
the driver, while another
made contact with the pas-
senger, who
advised he
was packing.
Strapped
r to the chest
*. of Donald
Patrick
Soja, 46,
SOJA was a black
satchel with a
40-caliber Glock handgun.
At that point Soja got
nervous and fumbled
over his answer when
asked if he had any
narcotics in the vehicle.
Eventually, Soja pulled
out a pill container
with two pieces of rock
cocaine he said he had
just purchased.
Soja, 400 block
Peppertree Road, Venice
was arrested and charged
with a weapons offense,
and cocaine possession.
Bond was set at $9,000.

Sexual offender
registra-
tion
Lisa
S Frodella, 46,
1. 400 block
Poinciana
Drive,
FRODELLA Nokomis.


Alcohol sales
citations
Eleven local convenience
store clerks were cited for
selling alcohol to minors
during an undercover
operation conducted by the
Sarasota County Sheriffs
Office Juvenile Alcohol Task
Force on March 11 and
March 29.
The following three
South County businesses
were found to be in vio-
lation of selling alcohol
to a person under 21 and
the clerks were given a
misdemeanor notice-to-
appear citation:
Mobil7-11 1698 S.
Tamiami Trail, Venice
Hess 350 Commercial
Ct., Venice
Mobil Circle K 1050
Bobcat Trail, North Port
Another 64 businesses
were found to be in
compliance and were
sent a letter to commend
owners and employees
for helping reduce the
sale of alcohol to minors.

Venice Police
Department
arrests
Myron Danny Markey,
33, 200 block Piazza Di
Luna St., Venice. Charge:
grant theft. Bond: $1,500.
Theofane James
Deamon, 25, homeless.
Charge: possession of
a controlled substance
without prescription,
narcotic equipment pos-
session. Bond: $2,000.


Kathy Elaine
Callaham, 57, homeless.
Charge: disturbing the
peace. Bond: $120.

Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office
arrests
Joshua Wayne
Thomas, 32, 100
block Shadylawn Ave.,
Nokomis. Charge: bur-
glary. Bond: $7,500.
Rudy A. Grozier, 49,
1100 block Ruisdael Circle,
Nokomis. Charge: con-
tempt (no motor vehicle
registration). Bond: $500.
Loren Robert Behrens,
28, 100 block Irene
St., Nokomis. Charge:
narcotic equipment pos-
session. Bond: $500.
Bryce Aaron Holder,
26, 1200 block Barbara
Drive, Venice. Charge:
probation violation
(original charge: petit
larceny). Bond: $5,000.
Frank Allen Broz, 37,
600 block Dolphin Road,
Venice. Charge: driving
while license suspended.
Bond: $120.
Tyler Aaro Swift, 26,
1400 block Roosevelt
Drive, Venice. Charge:
probation violation
(original charge: grand
auto theft). Bond: none.
Thomas Richard
Senter, 38, 1000 block
Lillian St., Venice.
Charge: cocaine posses-
sion. Bond: $1,500.
Marcia Thornton,
65, 5000 block Southern
Pines Circle, Venice.
Charge: petit larceny.


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Boil-water alert for Venice Isle


STAFF REPORT

A precautionary boil-
water advisory has been
issued after repairs to a
water main at 526 North
Cervina Drive, in the
Venice Isle Mobile Home
Park, Venice.
The break occurred
late Tuesday afternoon
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SPOIL
FROM PAGE 1

Christopher Mitchell
Shepherd, 19, of the 80
block of Marlin Road
in Venice, was arrested
April 1 and charged with
property damage of a
church (two counts),
and the lesser charge of
property damage (five
counts). Bond was set at
$35,000.

Woman battered
Robert Holder, 27,
was arrested at his
residence on the 1200
block of Barbara Drive
in Venice at 1:15 p.m. on
Easter Sunday for alleg-
edly battering a pregnant
woman.
Holder was charged
with aggravated battery
(offender knew or should
have known victim
was pregnant), prop-
erty damage, and the
lesser charge of battery,
according to a Venice
Police Department
report. Bond was not
available.

Trash text
High tech trash talk
landed three in jail.
A trio of woman who
reside at the same ad-
dress went to the home
of a former roommate
and beat her up, accord-
ing to the Venice Police
Department.
On Easter Sunday
around 8 p.m. Marisol
Nieves, 40, and her
former roommate were
exchanging heated text


to about 161 Sarasota
County Utilities custom-
ers. Crews expected to
restore service Tuesday
evening.
Sarasota County used
automated telephone
calls to notify residents
in the area of the pre-
cautionary boil-water
advisory.
While the county has

messages, according
to a police report. The
text messages, whose
contents were not
disclosed, upset Nieves
to the point that she
went to the residence of
the victim with cur-
rent housemates Ruth
Aponte, 62, and Erica
Ortiz, 24.
All three began pound-
ing on the victim's front
door on Shamrock
Boulevard, telling the
victim to come out and
confront them. The
woman refused to exit
and went to the front
window to observe, when
the trio grabbed her and
dragged her out of the
open window.
Nieves and Aponte
are accused of physi-
cally ripping out the
screen and blinds, and
ripping out a large
chunk of the victim's
hair. The assault caused
numerous scrapes and
abrasions on her arms
and hands.
While Aponte and
Nieves were trying to
pull the victim out the
window, Ortiz began
punching her in the
head, which caused
swollen areas around
the victim's eyes and a


no reason to believe
the drinking water
was contaminated,
Florida law requires that
drinking water provid-
ers issue precautionary
boil-water advisories to
customers affected by
pressure losses in water
mains.
While the advisory
is in effect, the county

laceration to the right
side of her face.
A neighbor heard the
victim's screams, came
out and yelled at the
trio, who released the
victim. The victim was
then able to call 911.
Police arrived as the
three defendants were
attempting to enter their
vehicle and leave.
Sarasota County Fire
Department paramed-
ics responded to the
incident and bandaged
the victim's scrapes and
abrasions. The injuries
were photographed for
evidence.
Nieves, Aponte and
Ortiz, all of same resi-
dence on the 800 block
Baffin Road in Venice,
were charged with
burglary with assault and
battery. Bond was set at
$20,500 for each.

Road-rager jailed
North Port police
witnessed a South Venice
man ram another man's
vehicle with his Toyota
truck.
According to a North
Port Police Department
report:
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water intended for
drinking, preparation
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were driving on U.S. 41
through North Port
Easter Sunday night
around 11 p.m. when he
was accidently cut off my
a Chevy driven by a man
in his early 20s with two
passengers.
When the Chevy
turned off, Reed followed
them.
It was apparent to the
group that Reed was
being aggressive and
attempting to start a


destroying any harm-
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fight, according to the
report, as he stopped his
vehicle in the middle of
Glenallen Boulevard and
got out with his hands up
in an aggressive manner.
The Chevy driver
did a U-turn to avoid a
confrontation, but Reed
followed them to another
intersection and alleged-
ly rammed their vehicle
three times, pushing
them into potential
oncoming traffic. Luckily


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potentially harmful
bacteria during the
service interruption.
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there was none.
The driver of the Chevy
drove away as police
arrived on scene, wit-
nessing Reed ramming
the vehicle.
Reed, 2100 block
Woodmere Road, Venice,
was charged with three
counts of aggravated
battery with a deadly
weapon. Bond was set at
$22,500.

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The Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office arrested
a 20-year-old man
in connection with a
nighttime bank burglary
and a series of other
crimes over the past two
weeks.
Someone broke a
window at the Bank
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200 block of South
Tamiami Trail in Venice
just after midnight on
March 18.
After bank employees
temporarily repaired
the window, the sus-
pect returned and
stole a large amount of
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later that day.
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on the 5200 block on
Citadel Road in South
Venice.
Beyer-Radford was
also under investigation


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for stealing the rental
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these crimes. Tactical
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him Friday night and
during a search of his
vehicle found drugs,
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stolen from Wal-Mart.
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to commit a felony, two
counts of grand theft,
one count of petit theft,
drug possession, pos-
session of a weapon
or ammunition by a
convicted felon, driving
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is being held on more
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numbers won $10 each.
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in 376,992, according
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Forever Pet stones incorporates a pet's ashes


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

For approximately
78.2 million dog owners
and 86.4 million cat own-
ers in the United States,
there is now a unique
way to commemorate
the bonding when the
dear pet passes.
Forever Pet stones
are available in Venice,
the first and only pet
memorial handcrafted
in a concrete cast stone
incorporating a portion
of the pet's ashes.
Initially, six weather-
resistant stone molds
are obtainable from
the Pet Memorial Stone
Company owned by
Lori Seeley, a part-time
resident of Venice and
Newport, R.I. Customers
can chose from a dog
bone, cat or dog paw, a
cat silhouette tablet, a
heart, a river rock or a
rose vine tablet.


Additionally, a com-
memorative sentiment
of the owner's design
is engraved on each
stone as an everlasting
memorial residing in the
garden or home.
"I created this product
because I did not want
to part with my deceased
pet's ashes but felt
terrible that they were
sitting in a can on a shelf
in the closet," Seeley
said. "Since we only use
a portion of the ashes in
the making of the stone,
it allows many clients to
spread a portion of their
pet's ashes in a special
place."
For longevity, dogs and
cats ashes are incorpo-
rated in the stone mix
with substrates during
construction by a Venice
manufacturing company,
and production takes ap-
proximately three weeks.
The stone design is
selected by going online


to www.foreverpetstones.
com.
Orders also can be
placed by calling 855-
647-7968. The customer
chooses the wording they
would like engraved onto
the stone. An envelope
is mailed to them in
which they place a given
amount of the pet's ashes
to be incorporated in the
manufactured product.
Design weights range
from six to eleven pounds,
and the cost is $119,
which includes shipping
everywhere in the contig-
uous U.S. Five percent of
all profits from the sales
of Forever Pet Stones are
donated to animal rescue.
Pet Stone gift certificates
are available.
From Newport,
RI, Seeley attended
University of Seattle,
moved to Las Vegas,
then became a regis-
tered dietitian. In New
England, she started and


operated for six years
her own travel agency.
Very interested in animal
rescue, three years ago
she spearheaded the
fundraiser One Bite at a
Time in Venice.
In the past four years,
she has fostered more
than 35 dogs in addition
to her own pets. They
were cremated and their
ashes put in an urn and
stored in the closet. As she
was gardening, it occurred
to her -Why not the have
the ashes in a stone on the
ground where she could
work alongside them?
"I was very excited
to receive my very first
order with payment,"
Seeley said. "I mailed
the prepaid envelope to
receive the ashes, then
received a telephone call
from a lady who had no
pet, but wanted the stone
for her husband. Not
comfortable with such
a project, the stone was


PHOTO PROVIDED
Lori Seeley, owner of Forever Pet Stones, promotes her new
business at the recent Tampa Bay Pet Expo.


made without incorpo-
rating the ashes. Maybe
I will consider making
engraved stones without
ashes for loved ones."
Forever Pet Stones hon-
ors how important the pets
had been in Seeley's life,
and she can take the stone
wherever she moves as a


physical remembrance to
cherish forever.
With 39 percent of
U.S. households own-
ing at least one dog
and 33 percent owning
at least one cat, the
company has one of the
largest national market
opportunities.


Costas continue to grow their firm, adding services


Servicing agents, advi-
sors and the public lo-
cally and nationally from
Hawaii to Florida with
life insurance, annuities,
longterm care, disability
income and Medicare
supplement insurance
services is Agent Services
of America-CPS, located
at 400 Nokomis Avenue
South across from Venice
Art Center.
Having worked with
CPS Insurance of Kansas
City for 12 years, John
and Polly Costa, owners
of the Venice business,
recently became a formal
affiliate based upon the
growth of their business.
In addition to their
relationship with CPS, a
national brokerage for 40
years, the Costas operate
a branch office for their
securities broker and
dealer, Sunset Financial
Services, providing a


full range of investment
products and services.
A graduate of the
University of South Florida
with a Bachelor's Degree
in Business, his career
began with Maas Brothers
as a leading department
manager and then a buyer.
Moving to Venice in 1987,
he entered the investment
field working with several
Wall Street firms. He was
at the local Merrill Lynch
office, then became a
regional representative for
Aegon Life Insurance.
In 2002, he opened an
independent insurance
agency office and two
years ago, Joe Dunn, a
native of Sarasota, joined
the business. Polly Costa,
a graduate of Venice High
School and longtime
local resident, operates
the new business depart-
ment. Office hours are
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
Call 941-312-2002.

Learn to Sail
Camp
Boys and girls, ages 9 to
14, are invited to par-
ticipate in Venice Youth
Boating's summer sailing
program in five, two-week
sessions, morning or


afternoon, June through
August. It's an exciting
and fun-filled experience
encompassing under-
standing responsibility
for themselves, their boat
and others on the waters
of Roberts Bay.
The program is con-
ducted by Peter Eduardo
and colleagues who are
certified in CPR and First
Aid. Non-profit Venice
Youth Boating has been
educating youngsters in
sailing for 61 years, and
more than 4,000 kids have
learned to sail in Venice.
Partial and full scholar-
ships are available to
assist or cover the tuition
of $250 per sailor. The
program is located at
Venice Yacht Club in
the Pram Shed at 1330
Tarpon Center Drive. For
information, call 941-
468-1719 or visit www.
VeniceYouthBoating.com

Closed
A reader e-mailed
that Big Daddy's Burger
Den, 545 Tamiami Trail
South, across from the
hospital, closed Sunday,
March 30th. The 150-seat
family restaurant was
opened in mid-2011 by


John Mussone and Ron
and Frank Mages. A
closed notice is attached
to windows of the prem-
ises this week.

Join the Fun
The kick-off event for
the annual Sharks Tooth
Festival, with proceeds
benefiting the Special
Olympics, is the 11th
Annual Special Olympics
Handicap Fishing
Tournament on April 11 at
Marine Max ofVenice, 1485
Tamiami Trail, at 8 a.m.
Approximately 70 par-
ticipants are anticipated
- athletes, boat captains
and volunteers, said
event organizer Officer
Paul Joyce of Venice
Police Department, the
tournament sponsor.
Around 25 Special
Olympic athletes will join
local boat captains, who
donate their time and
boats, for a day of fun
and fishing. The public
invited to go on a boat
or attend the lunch. Call
941-650-6517.

Global Cut-A-Thon
April is Earth Month
at Aveda and during


2013, the company is
committed to raising
$5 million for clean water
in Madagascar. Locally-
owned by Darlene Appel,
Escape Salon on Tamiami
Trail North in Nokomis
was founded in 1990. It
is stepping up to sup-
port the effort alongside
thousands of other Aveda
locations worldwide.
Setting a fundrais-
ing goal of $1,000, the
salon staff is hosting
Earth Month fundraisers
throughout April with
a 24-hour cut-a-thon
on Earth Day, April 22.
Aveda stylists will volun-
teer their time offering
haircuts in return for a
donation to Earth Month.
In addition to raising
money for the project
with salons worldwide, it
will be an attempt to set
a Guinness World Record
for the most money
raised for a charity by
haircuts in a 24-hour
period. Call 941-485-0677
to book an appointment.

New Owner
Bridgetown
Delicatessen & Market
at 335 West Venice
Avenue re-opened a


week ago with a new
owner, Victoria Porter.
The website states they
provide dine-in, take out
and delivery and are open
Monday to Saturdays,
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Special Sale
Purchase hidden trea-
sures at great prices at
the Scholarship Yard Sale
on Saturday, April 6 from
8 a.m. at the Venice Area
Board of Realtors (VABR)
office, 680 Substation
Road behind Burger King
on the Bypass. All the
proceeds go to local high
school seniors graduat-
ing to college.
Donations can be
dropped off at the VABR,
941-484-0614, on Friday,
April 5, and prior at
Gulfside Mortgage, 941-
485-4222, or at Kearney
Moving, 941-485-3383.
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-
tion or other significant
event to rogerbutton@
verizon.net.


Top enzyme maker thriving in Venice C i


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Venice has gained
a fast growing com-
pany Enzymedica, the
number one life sciences
company in the country
producing enzyme-
focused supplements.
With annual sales that
are increasing by double
digits annually, they have
plans to double their staff
over the next five years,
CEO Scott Sensenbrenner
said at the recent grand
opening.
Enzymes are found
in all living cells, an
essential aspect to cel-
lular function and overall
health. Digestive enzymes
turn the food eaten into
energy, he said, maximiz-
ing potential energy for
use in the body.
Estimates by the
National Institutes of
Health show that 60 mil-
lion Americans experience
occasional heartburn, a
digestive problem.
Enzymedica digestive,
therapeutic and sup-
portive products are the
company's core business,
with products sold to the
independent health stores,
whole foods and vitamin


shops. Another channel
segment is the enzyme
science division selling
exclusively to preventative
medicine practitioners,
health care practitioners
and nutritionists in pre-
ventative medicine across
the country.
The spark of the igni-
tion of the digestive pro-
cess, said Sensenbrenner,
is their number one
product, Digest Gold, to
which they have added
a new product, ATPro, a
coenzyme essential for
nutrient absorption.
Recently introduced
to an audience of more
than 70,000 people at
a national trade show,
it proved a revolution
within the industry.
Shipping more than
5,000 orders monthly, they
distribute to 14 countries
and ship to an additional
27 countries on 6 conti-
nents. Overseas, sales con-
tinue growing in Canadal.
A new market is planned
in Dubai, and expansion
is planned from South
America to Ecuador.
They operate with
independent contractors in
this country and Canada,
overseas with international
distributors. Demonstrators


are employed in stores
throughout this country,
handing out literature and
offering samples to be
taken with the next meal.
Last year, Enzymedica
obtained a Gold Star from
the state for managing a
program to Brazil when
Sensenbrenner, with a col-
league, spent two weeks
looking at sales opportu-
nities, finding it could be
a potential growth market
for the company.
Helping Enzymedica
obtain $432,000 state
and county incentives for
improvements to their new
state-of the-art location, the
Sarasota County Economic
Development Corporation
played a key component in
the company's decision to
move to Venice.
During the next five
years, the company
expects to add 72 to the
current staff of 70.
Initially, they are
using 30,000 of the
total 43,000-square-foot
Enzymedica facility at 771
Commerce Drive; it has
been designed to triple
their capacity. Over the last
year, more than 20 percent
more employees were
added, and continuing
expansion is envisioned in


customer care, scientific
affairs and finance.
'Almost every comer of
the company seems to be
growing in workforce and
overall capacity as we try to
keep up with everything,"
Sensenbrenner said.
Finding qualified local
people has become a prob-
lem and a challenge, he
said. A number of positions
have remained open for
several months because the
skill-set for certain areas
cannot be found.
Whenever a position
is unfilled, it is a lost
opportunity for the
company. The person-
nel team visited State
College of Florida and
Ringling but were unable
to find suitable persons.
"If you have rock stars
that are coming to gradu-
ation, send them our way
and let us talk to them,"
he said.
A privately held com-
pany, sales information
is confidential. They hold
the top spot in the nation
for selling digestive
enzymes, despite a lot
of competition, and are
driving the total growth of
the category nationwide.
Just launched is
their new kit, a 14-day


Scott Sensenbrenner, CEO of Enzymedica, sits at his desk during
the facility tours of the new Enzymedica plant on Commerce
Drive in East Venice.


Rana Whittaker, MS, has joined Enzymedica as lab manager.
She began the appointment on Jan. 1. Whittaker comes to
Enzymedica following a 3-year stint as a professor of Anatomy &
Physiology at State College of Florida. With a foundation
in basic science research, and publications in Developmental
Genetics and the Journal of Anatomy, she brings to Enzymedica
an eclectic mix of investigative skills, knowledge of human
physiology, and business management experience.


program involving diet
and supplementation
designed for a practi-
tioner to work with the
patient on identifying
food intolerances.


"With the economy
improving and as long it
continues to grow, we are
very confident about the
future," Sensenbrenner
said.




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circuit court judge.
Twice a circuit court
commission recom-
mended Anderson as a
finalist for the position
under then Gov. Lawton
Chiles.
The other high-
light was handling
an Environmental
Protection Agency
investigation of the city,
which was charged with
criminal violations in
the early 2000s for illegal
discharges from its east
side wastewater plant.
The city was fined, and
14 city employees were
released, including
the former director of
utilities.
The city manager
at the time resigned
shortly thereafter. An
outside operator ran
the facility for five years
before the city decided
it was able once again


to resume operations.
"That was a chal-
lenge," Anderson said.
"I am proud of the way I
orchestrated and super-
vised the city's defense.
It was a good conclusion
to a difficult legal matter.
Anderson's most dif-
ficult legal battle was the
Sunshine lawsuit filed
against a number of city
officials in 2008.
"It involved so many
sitting council members,
all adamant they did
nothing wrong. Most had
their own legal counsel.
It was difficult to coordi-
nate everyone's defense,"
Anderson said.
"I was anxious to go
to trial, but other defen-
dants weren't. It would
end up settling at the last
minute.
"There was a lot of
blame on how we got
there," Anderson said.
"We didn't have a good
email system and failed
to instruct and train the
elected and appointed
officials. Council


members were custodi-
ans of their own public
records.
"We instituted a
new email system that
afforded the city as the
custodian, eliminating
the potential for public
records law violations
which occurred under
the old system."
Another challenge,
Anderson said, was
requests by council for
second opinions.
"During the last five
or six years, city coun-
cil sought probably
seven second opinions.
I was always confident
enough to believe my
opinions were correct,
but nobody likes their
employer to check with
somebody else. When
we started down that
road of second opinions,
that was disappointing,"
Anderson said.
On the flip side, he
said, "every second
opinion the city received
confirmed my original
opinion. It's just a shame


we had to spend the
money to be told the
same thing."
While Anderson occa-
sionally came under fire
by public officials for
his opinions, he largely
was able to deflect that
criticism with little
effect.
"It's been a great
career. I have no bad
feelings or 'let me out of
here.' It's just time to do
something else," he said.
"It truly has been an
honor to be the city
attorney. It's was not
something I was entitled
to or could demand. It


was a privilege afforded
to me. I thought I did
it well. I look back and
am very proud of the
accomplishments.
Anderson's immediate
retirement plans include
rest, then rejuvenation
with a planned trip to
France and Switzerland
during the famed
Montreux Jazz Festival,
followed by a U.S. land
tour to visit friends and
family.
After that, Anderson
said, he plans to give
back to the community.
"Bonnie and I love it
here," Anderson said of


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his wife of 37 years, who
recently retired from
Northern Trust Bank.
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Margaret M.
Corzilius
Margaret Mary Miller
Corzilius died in Altamonte
Springs, Fla., Friday,

2013.
Margaret
was born
Oct. 16,
1949, in the
Bronx, N.Y,
the daughter
of the late
George and Christine Miller.
She moved with her family
to Parsippany, N.J., in 1960,
where she graduated from
Parsippany High School in
1967, and Katharine Gibbs
Secretarial School in 1968.
Margaret moved to
Venice, Fla., in 1980 and
worked as an administra-
tive assistant at Emcee
Electronics. She was a
woman of great faith and
a member of Reformed
Community Church in
Venice. She enjoyed collect-
ing teddy bears and owls,
traveling, entertaining and
jazz music.
She was a devoted wife
to MaxW. Corzilius, who
preceded her in death.
Margaret remained in
Venice until 2011, when
she moved to Altamonte
Springs for health reasons.
She is survived by her
sister, Barbara (Bob) Shaver
of Apopka, Fla.; brother,
Richard A. (Rosemary)
Miller of Morgan, Vt.;
brother-in-law, Gary
Glick; four nieces and four
nephews; great-nieces and
great-nephews; one uncle,
Henry Fahrbach; and many
Fahrbach cousins. Her sis-
ter Carolyn Glick preceded
her in death.
Margaret was generous
and kind to all she met
and will be greatly missed
by family and friends.
Services: A memorial
service will be held at 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 6,2013, at
Reformed Community
Church, Venice.
Contributions: In lieu
of flowers, donations may
be made in Margaret's
name to Reformed
Community Church, 1600
Banyan Drive, Venice FL
34293, 941-493-3075; or
Alzheimer's Association,
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter,
14010 Roosevelt Blvd., No.
709, Clearwater FL 33762.

Lorraine A.
Heistand

Lorraine Arlene Heistand
passed awayWednesday,
March 27, 2013. She was
born Feb. 21, 1928, in
Muskegon, Mich.
Lorriane is survived by
her husband of 66 years,
Russell M. Heistand, whom
she clearly expressed as
"the love of her life"; four
children, whom she loved
and served with great
compassion all her life,
Susan K. Phillips, Tim R.
Heistand, MarkW Heistand
and Scott A. Heistand;
two sisters, Elaine Moyer
and Pearl Redding; nine
grandchildren; seven great-
grandchildren; and three
great-great-grandchildren.
Services: A memorial
service was held Tuesday,
April 2, 2013, at the
Salvation Army on Albee
Farm Road.
Contributions: Memorial
donations maybe made to
Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

Ann E. Hinshaw
Ann Elaine (Stevenson)
Hinshaw, 64, went to be with
her Lord Monday, March 25,


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passed away
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spent her younger years
involved with music,
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family. She was married to
John T. Hinshaw in 1971.
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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 The Lunch
Bunch located at 1702 Bam-
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of Sarasota, in the City of
Venice, FL 34293, intends to
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Division of Corporations of the
Florida Department of State,
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Dated at Venice, Florida, this
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2013-CP-000761-SC
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GEOFFREY J. TOWERS,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
GEOFFREY J. TOWERS, deceased, File
Number 2013-CP-000761-SC, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Sarasota County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Sarasota County Courthouse,
Probate Division, 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, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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,
including unmatured, contingent or unihq-
uidated claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is March 27, 2013
Personal Representative:
BRADLEY P. TOWERS
5901 Garden Ridge Dr
Millington, TN 38053
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
JERREL E. TOWERY
JERREL E. TOWER, P. A.
Fla. Bar #267351
304 W. Venice Ave, Suite 220
Venice, FL 34285
Phone: (941) 485-3391
PUBLISH: March 27, April 3, 2013
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARASO-
TA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT L. YEAGER,
Deceased.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013


she was a wonderful wife,
daughter, mother, grand-
mother and sister.
Most recently she
was employed at Wesco
Fountains in North Venice,
Fla., but also spent several
years in banking. Ann en-
joyed flowers and garden-
ing, cooking for friends
and family, game night
with the girls and being
with her family. She always
had a special gleam in her
eye whenever she spoke of
her grandchildren.
Ann was very involved
in raising money for
the National Multiple
Sclerosis Society and for
Shriners Hospitals for
Children. She was also a
very accomplished floral
designer and cook.
She is survived by her
husband, John Hinshaw
of Englewood; daughter,
Ali (Hinshaw) Hollinger
of North Port; son, Matt
Hinshaw of Venice; grand-
children, Jacob Hinshaw,
Brogan Hollinger and
Devin Hollinger; parents,
Mary (Meara) Stevenson
and Richard Stevenson of
Englewood; sister, Kathy
(Stevenson) Linville,
Chicago andVenice;
brothers Mark Stevenson
of Kansas City, Mo. and
Guy Carter; sister Michelle
Robbins; as well as a large
group of extended family
and friends and a loving dog
named Maxx.
"I have fought the good
fight, I have finished the
race, I have kept the faith.
Now there is in store for
me the crown of righteous-
ness which the Lord,
the righteous Judge, has
awarded me on this day."
2 Timothy 4:7
Ann's family would like
to thank the numerous
doctors, nurses, medical
and church staff, friends
and family that have given
her such wonderful sup-
port over the recent years.
Services: A celebration
of life will be held at 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 2013, at
Venice Presbyterian Church,
825 The Rialto, Venice, FL
34285. Ann's good friend
and former minister
Richard Roland, Waco,
Texas will be officiating.
Arrangements are by Kays-
Ponger & Uselton Funeral
Home and Cremation
Services, Venice. Visit www.


Kays-Ponger.com.
Contributions: Memorial
contributions may be made
to Shriners Hospital for
Children -Tampa, 12502
USF Pine Drive, Tampa
FL 33612, or National MS
Society, PO. Box 4527, New
York NY 10163, in honor of
Ann Hinshaw.

Robert S. Longley
Robert S. Longley, 89,
of Venice, Fla., formerly
of Davenport, Iowa, died
March 28, 2013.
Robert was bom Jan. 24,
1924. He was preceded in
death by his parents, Arthur
and Martha Longley; a
sister, Doris Doering; and
his first wife, Mary. He is
survived by his wife of 29
years, Maryann Longley;
daughter, Christine Ruth of
Hartford, Conn.; son, Jeffrey
Longley of Davenport,
Iowa; and many stepchil-
dren, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.
Services: At his request,


there will be no services.
Farley Funeral Home in
Venice is handling the
arrangements.
Contributions: In lieu
of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to
Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

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Venice, Fla., died Tuesday,
April 2, 2013. Rhea was
born June 16,
1917.
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y preceded
.. in death
by her first
4 husband,
Ford Donley;
and second
husband, Frank. She is
survived by a son, Richard
A. (Lucille) Donley, of New
Lyme, Ohio; daughters,
Janet A. Donley, of Venice,
and Joyce A. (George)
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daughter, Ansley (Michael)
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(Amy) and Greg Pitts,
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grandchildren; and three
sisters, Joanne Craver of
Jacksonville, Fla., Lala Myers
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King of Lexington, N.C.
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will be from 1 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013,
at Farley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at
10 a.m. Thursday, April 4,
2013, atVenice-Nokomis
United Methodist Church,
with burial to follow at
Venice Memorial Gardens.
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Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
ROBERT L. YEAGER,, deceased, whose
date of death was March 13, 2013, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Sarasota
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box 3079,
Sarasota, Florida 34230. The names
and addresses of the Personal Repre-
sentative and the Personal Representa-
tive'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 PUBLI-
CATION 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 PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE 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 April 3, 2013
Personal Representative:
CAROL DUNCAN
1543 Belfry Dr
Venice, FL 34292
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
WAYNE C. HALL, ESQUIRE
Florida Bar No. 199524
HALL & ANDERSON, P.A.
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By SCOTT LOCKWOOD
STAFF WRITER

SARASOTA COUNTY
- Those seeking quick
tidbits of information
about Sarasota County
don't have to look any
further than the county's
Facebook and Twitter
pages for community
updates.
The Facebook and
Twitter pages are the
county's main entrance
into the world of social
media and can be seen
from anywhere on com-
puters, smartphones and
tablets. County commu-
nications director Donn
Patchen said the pages
are mainly used to send
out updates about county
events, services and town
hall meetings, as well as
promotions and photos
from events.
"We're trying to use
social media more in
an effort to engage the
public about participat-
ing in their government,"
Patchen said. "Social
media is all about
spreading the word,


so it's something that
only works if you put in
relevant information that
is timely and accurate in
a sense that provides op-
portunities for the public
to interact."
In addition to up-
coming events, recent
postings on the county's
Facebook wall include
a link to a weekly video
made by the county's
communications staff
about all of the decisions
made and bills passed in
the Florida House and the
Senate, awards ceremony
photos and briefs from
the Sheriff's Office,
information on a Zumba
class in Englewood and
a brief on the North
Port Community Health
Action Team's forum
titled, "Coming Together
as a Community for Our
Children," set for April 10
in the North Port City Hall
commission chambers.
Emergency
Management announce-
ments can also be found
on the Facebook page.
The county used its
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officials would be open-
ing cold-weather shelters
around the county during
last week's near-record
cold snap that saw
temperatures dip into the
low 30s. On Twitter, the
county's tweets often con-
tain links to news releases
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information than Twitter's
140-character limit.
Earlier this year, the
County Commission
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enhance and expand the
county's social media
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example of a bomb scare
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an example of when so-
cial media could be used
to quickly get news out to
the public. The scare was
resolved quickly after an
investigation by the SCSO
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packages or devices.
"It seems to be the
direction that things are
going, and more and
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media are taking the place


of print," Commissioner
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would be fine with me if
the public information
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time to expand their
information base. That
bomb scare was done and
over with before people
found out about it."
Patchen said the
county's communications
staff's biggest problem
is working within the
current policies, which
is something that will be
updated later this year.
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ing other policies from
governments around the
state of Florida that work
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records laws.
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got quite a ways to go,"
Patchen said. "We're very
excited about where we
could be in a short time.
We're hoping that very
soon we'll have a new
policy and we can start
adjusting the way we
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PUBLISHER
TIM SMOLARICK
PHONE: 941-207-1010
FAX: 941-484-8460
10A
WEDNESDAY
APRIL 3, 2013


OPINION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
RONALD DUPONT JR.
PHONE: 941-207-1218
rdupont@venicegondolier.com


SUN NEWSPAPERS


OUR VIEW


County must focus on enhancing court services here


At a workshop on public facili-
ties recently, Sarasota County
commissioners explicitly
linked South County's needs for court
services with future improvements to
criminal justice facilities in Sarasota.
It may have been stating the obvi-
ous, but nevertheless it deserved to
be on the record. This shouldn't be
an afterthought, as Commissioner
Christine Robinson said.
In fact, fellow lawyer and South
County Commissioner Charles Hines
noted South County's court services
have declined in recent years as the
population has risen. The residents of
Venice, North Port, Englewood and the
unincorporated areas down south need
more services as soon as possible.
Plans for the future should in-
clude expansion. By the end of the


workshop, all agreed.
All well and good, but money is an
object. A big one. The entire facilities
discussion centered on the reloca-
tion of Sheriff's Office facilities to
property on Cattlemen Road, east of
Sarasota. Accompanying that would
be the expansion of the county jail
and criminal justice center in the city
of Sarasota and the construction of a
new Emergency Operations Center at
the Cattlemen site.
The EOC is already on the design
stage, but next-phase project bids
have come in millions over budget.
An estimate for the overall Cattlemen
complex was pegged at $150 million-
plus. There was no discussion of
where the bulk of that money would
come from.
But moving the sheriff's operations


to a central campus makes sense, as
does the Cattlemen location. The EOC
and the Sheriff's Office would be on
one site. The proximity to Interstate 75
would make access faster and easier
from or to South County.
The location is certainly preferable
to downtown Sarasota. The site also
has a SCAT hub, so it's easier to reach
by bus.
The preliminary plans are big.
The Cattlemen complex would
have a 38,000-square-foot EOC, a
150,000-square-foot administrative
building for the Sheriff's Office, a
25,000-square-foot building for the
medical examiner and forensics, a
30,000-square-foot police, fire and
EMS training facility and a four-deck
parking garage.
With the consolidation and the shift


from downtown could come the dou-
bling of the 60,245-square-foot county
jail on Main Street in Sarasota (the
addition of 384 beds to the current
1,026) and expansion of the Criminal
Justice Center by 10-14 courtrooms.
Expansion plans may be long-term,
given money constraints, but it does
seem prudent to continue looking into
expansion and improvement of public
safety services. Hines said his inspec-
tions of the Sheriff's Office operations
convinced him that more and better
space was needed. That may well be the
case. And it likely would be smartest to
look at all the needs -jail, courts, EOC,
Sheriff's Office at the same time.
In South County, too, of course. The
fact is, denying people convenient
access to court services denies them
the full opportunity for justice.


On this chilly day, we


learned from the kids


If you take a chilly Florida
April Morning, 600 kids,
Pentecost Entertainment
cranking out some serious
tunes and 100 or more parents
organizing these kids, what do
you have?
While some would say
chaos, Garden Elementary
simply calls it their annual
Gator Run. I was invited to
attend this event by Aiden
and Trista Schlegel, who both
attend Garden Elementary.
Invited is another way of
saying I had to sponsor each of
them and donate for each one
participating.
Neither has told me the
amount yet, but I hear one
of them completed 16 laps
and the other 18, a pretty
good showing as the lap was
a quarter mile in total. I was
quite proud of Aiden and Trista
for giving it their best on every
lap and for keeping such a
cheery disposition during the
whole event.
Great job you two; we are all
quite proud of you.
Being curious by nature, I
sought out the principal to see
if he could indulge my curios-
ity for just a few minutes. My
girlfriend pointed him out and
then told me his name. Off I
went to get my answers.
The principal's name is John
McQueen, and he is a very
friendly and jovial person. He
was happy to give some time
so I spent the next few minutes
listening to a fascinating story.
The Gator Run is an event
where every child who is able
participates in a run.
Each child obtains sponsors


through cash promises based
on laps completed or as a flat
donation. This has been an an-
nual event as far back as John
can remember, and he started
with the school in 1982. If any-
one out there knows the year
of the first run, let us know; it
would be greatly appreciated.
John went on to inform me
that all of the money collected
goes to the Parent Teacher
Student Organization, and it is
the biggest fundraising event
of the year for the school. The
money goes toward educational
field trips, much needed equip-
ment and general needs of the
kids and their classrooms.
The expense is virtually
nothing as most of the work
is parents volunteering time.
Brian Pentecost of Pentecost
Entertainment gives the school
a special rate to keep the
mood just right, according to
McQueen. McQueen went on
to speak of the value of having
such an active Parent Teacher
Student Organization, or PTSO,
for short.
"Our PTSO is crucial for
maintaining parent and com-
munity involvement at Garden
Elementary," he said. "I could
see he needed to go attend to
the kids so we shook hands
and parted.
As I continued my morning
watching the kids and walking
alongside the runners, I thought
of the lessons learned by the
kids with this event and how be-
ing a part of this program for so
many years had to teach them
the value of collaboration.
Additionally, parents coming
out and encouraging their kids,
working with teachers and staff
and motivating every other
child they could was inspiring
as well.
However, the real reward was
watching the young ones take
on this task, staying focused and
ending it with the same enthusi-
asm with which they started.
From the actions of children
we learn many things.
Tim Smolarick is publisher of
the Gondolier Sun.


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I LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


Tomato growers
are squeezed

Editor:
I am responding to the writer
of a letter who asked why the
farmworkers from the Coalition
of Immokalee Workers are ask-
ing Publix instead of growers to
pay a penny more per pound to
workers for tomatoes they pick.
Claire Comiskey, who
works for Interfaith Action
of Southwest Florida, which
supports the CIW, explains:
"Growers don't have the power
to raise prices themselves
because they're pressured by
buyers." Publix buys tens of
millions of pounds of tomatoes
a year. It is able to leverage
that tremendous market power
to demand ever lower prices
from its suppliers. Yet those
suppliers are, at the same time,
faced with rising input costs for
diesel fuel, tractors, land and
pesticides.
Caught in this cost/price
squeeze, the only place growers
can turn to maintain shrinking
margins is labor. As a result, piece
rates have remained stagnant for
the past 30 years. Farmworkers
wages are not covered by any
minimum wage laws.
The penny-per-pound
premium is built into the
final price, on the invoice, for
the majority of the 11 retail-
ers participating in the Fair
Food Program (including
McDonald's, Whole Foods
and Trader Joe's, all of which
participate). This distribution of
the penny-per-pound is done
by a third-party entity overseen
by a former Florida Supreme
Court justice. The workers are
paid by the growers in the form
of a bonus in each check.
The "fair food" agreement that
the 11 food service providers
signed also guarantees that the
growers provide the workers
with certain human rights: the
right to complain about sexual
harassment, wage theft and
violence without fear; health
and safety at work (shade, water,
personal protection from insec-
ticides, etc.) and other rights.
The fact that Publix has not
signed "fair food" agreements
means the growers it buys from


do not have to provide the
rights mentioned above.

Patricia P. Wellington
Venice

Here are the details
about Bay Indies

Editor:
This is in regard to the article
in this past weekend's Gondo.
There is one point regarding
the amount of tax relief for Bay
Indies that needs explanation,
specifically the $42 million (round
numbers) cited in the article. Lost
in some discussions about the
Bay Indies reduction is the market
value of $46 million (round num-
bers) established by the appraiser
in the summer of 2012.
The $46 million is the market
value established by the ap-
praiser, and the $42 million
represents a 10 percent cap
that is applied to commercial
property values; values are
used in the calculation of taxes.
The capped value of $42 mil-
lion applies to all tax levies
except the school tax levy; the
$46 million applies to the levies
for school taxes.
The actual tax bill for Bay
Indies shows how these two
values are used in the tax calcula-
tion. The $46 million value is
used to compute the School Tax
items, which are 7.8 mills out of
the total rate of 16.6 mills (almost
50 percent of our taxes and the
rest of Venice go for schools).
The $42 million value is used
to compute the remaining tax
levy amounts.
The tax difference based on
the granted reductions for Bay
Indies (in round numbers)
is $96,000 ($75 per unit) and
$104,000 for Lake Village (about
$270 per unit). These differences
do not account for any savings
due to early payment of the tax
bill and/or legal costs associated
with the appeal process.
Bottom line, the taxable
value of Bay Indies was reduced
$4 million (round numbers).
The calculations in the actual
tax bill for Lake Village are compa-
rable. However, due to a different
set of circumstances, the 10 per-
cent cap on their market value


did not come into play (resulting
in further confusion regarding
the process used for establishing
commercial MHP values).

Mike Rafferty
Venice

Red tide revelation
needs more study

Editor:
Mote Marine's discovery
that red tide organisms do not
release much toxin until their
growth has exhausted phos-
phorus and nitrogen in the
water is a breakthrough that
should not be wasted.
A study needs to be well
funded to discover all the
sources of nitrogen and
phosphorus entering the Gulf.
This includes the usual whip-
ping boys: phosphate miners,
landscapers and farmers. But it
should also include pollution
from counties north of us, and
the Mississippi River.
It should consider phos-
phate-rich fly ash from open
fires, ash that often is observed
in swimming pools. Ash on
barren burned soil can leach
into waterways just like fertil-
izer spilled on driveways.
Reports by Larry E. Brand,
Ph.D., over a decade ago showed
that high concentrations of
phosphorus persist off our coast,
and these could be attributed to
groundwater leaching through
phosphate beds into the Gulf. It
also has been observed by others
as well as myself that some
beaches in Sarasota County
contain more phosphate than
many lawn fertilizers contain,
and even at slow solubilization
rates, represents an enormous
supply of phosphate in the Gulf.
Irrigated landscapes can poten-
tialy leach nitrogen into the Gulf.
Any report should be freely
available to the public. Perhaps
government can't control the
nutrient pollution that threatens
us with red tide outbreaks. The
Mote study suggests that even a
partial control of the number of
red tide organisms would largely
control the toxin problem.

LETTERS 111





WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013


LETTERS
FROM PAGE 10
Why not then give the
red tide control method
of Bob Rigby a well-
deserved test even before
a costly study on nutrient
sources in our Gulf waters
is started?

R.J.Windgassen
Venice

Second Amendment
is being misread

Editor:
Congress seems to be
backing off from good
gun control legislation,
despite the constant gun
violence in the news. The
Second Amendment has
become a sacred cow due
to the failure to under-
stand its enactment and
subsequent evolution.
Before approval of the
Constitution, some states
had concerns about the
establishment of a central
government with the pow-
ers conferred upon it. As a
safeguard, the right of the
"people" to bear arms to
support a state militia was
established, should the
new federal government
evolve to a tyranny.
This was the most
natural solution that would
come to the mind of the
framers. That was how the
RevolutionaryWar was
fought by state militias of
farmers with their muskets.
Until the Civil War,
that is how the Second
Amendment was viewed.
With the defeat of
secession, the original
conception evolved to a
more personal view of
the individual right to
keep guns for personal


protection, hu
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to moderating
to prevent exc
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recognizes th
However, the
National Rifle
and their supp
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non-state milit
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tion against ou
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back to the pre
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that they even
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need to read
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tions of those
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bathrooms are awful

Editor:
The article about
Venice's downtown was
very good, and we love to
take visitors and guests to
see it every chance we get.
We also just go to stroll and
relax and enjoy the shops
and restaurants often.
However, I always hope
that I do not have to use
the public facilities, as they
are an absolute disgrace.
About a month ago
during the festival, I had
the unfortunate need to
use the men's room. Wow,
it was bad. The entire floor
was covered with water
and other stuff. One of the
urinals was out of service
(actually missing), the
stool was overflowing, the


Vacation
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stomach

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going wrong and, equally,
I see the issues here in the
dear old USA, too.
I am neither a scholar
of law nor am I of politics.
I am, however, a scholar
of life and I know what
is right and just. I know
like so many of you, too,


en urinal at great expense what is
ng. So I unjust, whether it is here
in this past in the USA or in the UK or
uess what? anywhere in the world.
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nd the fat cats that earn their
been wealth honestly and in
the process aid others to
is poor, the enjoy the shared wealth
existent, of a successful business.
Iryer does There are, however, issues
neral, this that truly need to be ad-
be shut dressed as they spiral out
aced with of control at great cost to
tties. They the vast majority of us,
iprovement. the middle-class popula-
you or any tion across America.
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:k this out by easy payouts driven
y few days through our brains on
Whoever the daily information
visibility for highway, such as the "No
weeds to Claim No Fee" (what do I
downtown have to lose) scenario.
ie better. I cannot blame the in-
dividual that slips up, trips
Ken Bleeker over or is gently tapped in
Venice the back as a car misjudges
his or her braking distance,
horror for trying to make a buck
at the insurance com-
)0 bill for pany's expense. After all,
hache we are all being told that
if you have an accident at
work or at play, then you
nost cer- can make a claim.
n patriotic Until this whole evolu-
and and am tion of "easy prey so easy
honour the pay" is dealt with, we the
e I stand normal, honest working
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he United across the globe will
ica. be frightened to leave
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from a honeymoon in
Colorado where I spent
the first five days with
the flu and struggled to
cough due to the height
and lack of oxygen on
the mountain. On the
seventh day, I guess
I must have strained
something in one of my
coughing frenzies and
hurt my lower rib cage to
the point I was in agony.
Not knowing any local
doctors, we were advised
to drop in to the ER at
the local hospital. "You
should have a scan and
a blood test," they said,
"and while we are at
it, we can give you an
intravenous pain med
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comfortable."
I thanked them for their
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four days later. I have
no idea what caused it. I
do, however, know what
is likely to cause my
coronary and that will
be the call from the debt
department.
Someone bigger and
better than me needs to
step in. What better place
than the president of the
USA? Sir, I do admire
your ability as a great
talker, leader and indeed,
President.
I do also understand
that you have bigger
fish to fry, but you have
to start somewhere and
these senseless down-
right ludicrous hospital
charges and insurance
payouts being issued
are simply disgusting
and honestly "Daylight
Robbery" from under
yours and our very own
noses.
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ized theft at the cost
to the very people that
bring true, honest,
wealth and compassion
to this otherwise won-
derful country.
Don't look up to these
wolves. Look up to those
that end up paying the
disgusting fortunes that
are being made at the
cost of the heart of the
USA.
I hope and pray for the
USA.
Honesty, decency, an
end to obesity.
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pledge my joint alle-
giance to the flag of the
United States of America.

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HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BASEBALL



Indians place third at NHSI, prepare for big tourney


By ROB SMITH
SPORTS EDITOR

Cooper Hammond typi-
cally uses his right arm to
help the Venice Indians
rack up wins.
Saturday, the Indians'
closer made an impact at
the plate as well, hitting
a 2-run, game-winning
double in the sixth inning
to propel Venice to a 5-3
win over The Woodlands
(Texas) in the third-place
game of the National
High School Invitational
(NHSI).
Hammond also pitched
the final 2 1/3 innings,
allowing an unearned run
while striking out four.
Unlike his accomplish-
ments on the mound,
Hammond's double came
about accidentally.
Venice Head Coach
Craig Faulkner said, "He
was supposed to bunt,
and he got two strikes on
him. I gave him the bunt
(sign) again with two
strikes, but he didn't see
that and he swang away.
It was nice."
With Venice trailing
3-2 entering the bottom
of the sixth, hot-hitting
catcher Mike Rivera (2-
for-3, 2 RBI) led off with
a double. Nick Longhi's
liner to short was mis-
handled, scoring pinch-
runner Langston Provitt
to tie the game at 3.
Dalton Guthrie


followed with a bunt
single, giving the Indians
runners on the corners to
set up Hammond's game-
winning hit.
Ryan Miller gave the
Indians a quality start
in his first outing of the
season, allowing one
earned run in 4 %/3 innings
while striking out five.
"We really found a
pitcher there," Faulkner
said. "He's high 80s, good
breaking ball he throws
for strikes, didn't walk
anybody. He handled
himself really well."
Woodlands coach Ron
Eastman told Baseball
America, "[Venice is] a
great team. This has been
a great tournament and
if you don't play good
baseball, you're going
to end up on the losing
end. We had that one
bad inning where we had
three ground balls that we
should have made plays
on and we just didn't
make it. When you play
good teams, that stuff is
magnified."
The Indians finished
with a 3-1 record in the
tournament, an impres-
sive feat considering the
caliber of competition in
the 16-team field.
"It's hard to win that
tournament," Faulkner
said. "We beat the No. 3
team in the nation
(Cathedral Catholic) and
played very well. That


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL
Venice head coach Craig Faulkner lauded Colton Lightner for his stellar defense during the
National High School Invitational tournament in Cary, N.C.


speaks well for these
guys.
"That was a big stage
up there. There were a
lot of good players, a
lot good teams, a lot of
scouts. And they per-
formed well on the big
stage."
The Indians' difficult
schedule won't get any
easier when the team
takes on Parkview (Ga.)
Thursday in the opener
of the Perfect Game High
School Showdown in Fort
Myers.
Parkview opened the
season No. 1 in Baseball


America's top 25 and
currently sits at No. 7 with
a 9-3 record. The Panthers
will have junior Mac
Marshall, a University of
Georgia commit, on the
mound when they take
on Venice.
Marshall said, "(Venice
is) a very good baseball
team and program. I'm
just going to do all I can
to help my team win."
Venice will play
Savannah Christian (Ga.)
Friday at 4 p.m. and will
play a doubleheader
Saturday, taking on
Cartersville (Ga.) at 9 a.m.


and Blessed Trinity at
6 p.m.
Faulkner said the tour-
nament will be a dress
rehearsal of sorts for the
playoffs.
"I'm sure they're very
good teams," he said of
Venice's upcoming op-
ponents. "It's kind of odd
that you could go 4-0 and
two other Florida teams
could go 4-0.
"It'll be interesting
to see how they pick a
winner, but our goal is to
go down there and win
all four games. In district
and regional play you've


got to win five games in
a row against good teams
to move on. So that's what
we're trying to get out of
this."

Coaching staff
seeks 300th win
Faulkner, in his 15th
season as Venice's head
coach is four victories
away from his milestone
300th win. He credits
his staff for much of the
program's success.
"Jeff Callan, Jose Velez,
the Curcio brothers, Joe
K. They've been here
most of the ride and done
a very good job. We're
really looking forward to
that night."

Indians travel
with help of Gulf
Coast Community
Foundation
Venice was able to
attend the NHSI in part
because of the financial
assistance it has received
from local businesses
and community groups.
Faulkner singled out
one, the Gulf Coast
Community Foundation,
for helping the Indians
get to North Carolina for
the tournament.
"We'd like to thank
them for making this trip
possible," he said.
Email: rsmith@VeniceGondolier.com


HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS


Indians in position to advance to regionals


By CHUCK BALLARO
SUN CORRESPONDENT

PUNTA GORDA-While
Charlotte and Port
Charlotte mostly struggled
in their early matches on
the first day of the District
3A-12 tennis tournament,
Venice put itself in
great position to at least
advance in regionals.
The girls took all five
flights in singles and both
doubles matches and,
barring a catastrophe
today, look primed to win
the district title.
The boys, who are
locked in a fierce battle
with Sarasota for the top
spot in the district, are still
in great position to take
one of the two regional
spots in the district.
Venice's No. 1
Michaela Mignemi;
No. 2 Ansley Rice, No. 3


Taylor Jais, No. 4 Emily
Zastempowski, and No. 5
Emma Carey all advanced
to the finals this morn-
ing, while Mignemi
and Rice and Jais and
Zastempowski also
cruised in doubles.
"I told the girls we can't
control what everyone else
does, if we go out and do
what we can, we'll be okay,"
Venice girls coach Jason
Golden said. "We won
every flight today, so I'm
pretty happy at this point."
Venice has 14 points,
double that of Charlotte's
seven, with Sarasota
closely behind with six.
The Venice boys sent
No. 2 Thomas Whittaker,
No. 3 David Fong, No. 4 Shiv
Krishnaswamy and No. 5
Erick Gasca to the finals,
while the doubles teams
await their matches today.
The Indians boys


have nine points and
are currently second to
Sarasota's 11, but have
two games in hand.
"We had three guys with
opening-round byes, so
we had to get that done.
My top two won tough
matches, so that gave
us points," Venice boys
coach Wayne Robertson
said. "Now, we have to
come back tomorrow and
win doubles."
Charlotte's girls sent
top-seeded No. 3 Rafaella
Ferretti to the finals after
beating Karis Powell 6-4,
6-3, earning Charlotte
two badly needed points
and a match with Jais in
the finals.
"It was a really rough
match, we had con-
sistent shots back and
forth," Ferretti said. "You
have to keep hope and
not back down. I had to


be more consistent."
Charlotte's boys sent
AlexWestin to the finals af-
ter beating Sean Browning
of Palmetto and Juan
Ojeda of Braden River, los-
ing just two games all day.
"Those two players
were real good. Browning
had a great serve and I
had to fight through it
and focus on my ground
strokes," Westin said.
"Ojeda had a great serve
and I played my best."
But the Tarpons' hopes
for making regionals took
a blow when their top two
players, Grant Rumreich
and Alexander Guzman,
lost their opening matches.
Port Charlotte's girls
and boys singles failed
to make the finals. The
closest was No. 4 girl
Jesse Hevia, who won the
first set against Braden
River's Lindsey Rechcigal,


Venice's Thomas Whittaker works his forehand during the
district tournament on Tuesday at Charlotte High.
then battled back from before losing the third set
2-5 down to force a 6-4 in a match that went
tiebreaker, which she lost two-and-a-half hours.


Three local swimmers to compete in YMCA championship


STAFF REPORT

A trio of local swim-
mers, including Venice
High senior Faryn Duff,
will compete at the 2013
YMCA Short Course
National Championship
from April 3 through


April 6 in Greensboro,
N.C.
Duff, who will attend
the Florida Institute of
Technology in the fall,
will compete as a mem-
ber of the YMCA Sharks
in the 100-fly and 200-fly
events.


She'll be joined by
two area swimmers who
train in Venice: North
Port junior Thomas
Rutherford and Lemon
Bay sophomore Sophie
Cattermole.
Rutherford has the
opportunity to swim


in the 500- and 1,000-
free, 200-IM, 200-fly,
200-breast and 400-IM.
He'll narrow those
options down to four
events, the maximum in
which a swimmer can
participate.
Sharks coach Jay
Coleman said of
Rutherford, "Thomas
is one of the most


well-rounded Shark
swimmers, having
national cuts in every
stroke in distances rang-
ing from 100 to 1,000. He
has a reasonable chance
of scoring (top 16) in a
few events, and a better
chance of being a finalist
(top 24)."
Cattermole is also
eligible for six events: the


100- and 200-free; 100-
and 200- breast; and the
200- and 400-IM.
Coleman said, "Sophie
should play a significant
role in all five relays for
the Sharks. Sophie is
certainly one of the top
swimmers not only on
the Sharks, but in the
entire YMCA National
Meet."


The junior catcher/third baseman went 7-for-12 at
last week's National High School Invitational.


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Faryn Duff, a Venice High senior, is one of three local swimmers who will be competing at the
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:WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013


Local chiropractor accepted into US Olympic rotation


By ROB SMITH
SPORTS EDITOR

Dr. Joanne Fava, a local
chiropractor who has lived
and worked in Venice for
nearly two decades, has
been accepted into the
U.S. Olympic Committee's
(USOC) sports medicine
rotation.
Fava, who along with
Dr. Val Gambina runs
Chiropractic Sports
Medicine, will be at the
USOC's training center in
Colorado Springs, Colo.,
from April 1 through
April 18. She is one of 20
chiropractors who will
work with U.S. Olympic
hopefuls from sports
including wrestling,
modern pentathlon,
men's gymnastics,


Local chiropractor Joanne Fava
is one of 20 doctors in the U.S.
who were selected for the U.S.
Olympic Committee's sports
medicine rotation.
paralympic swimming
and triathlon.
The USOC reached
out to Fava last sum-
mer, asking her to apply
for a program that has


no shortage of willing
applicants.
"That doesn't happen
very often," Fava said.
She has been interest-
ed in chiropractic since
her college days playing
field hockey at Ohio
University. Fava suffered
from migraines, but a
trip to a local chiroprac-
tor got her back on the
playing field.
It also planted a seed
in her head.
"After that, I decided
athletics and chiropractic
would be a good choice,"
she said.
Fava graduated from
New York Chiropractic
College in Seneca Falls,
N.Y., with her doctorate
and moved to Venice
shortly thereafter.


Since then, she has
worked with athletes
from the NFL, NHL and
MLB, as well as profes-
sional tennis players,
experience that came in
handy when the USOC
was reviewing applicants
for its rotation.
"With this program,
you have to put your
time in," Fava said.
"You've got to show that
you are not only a team
player working with
doctors, osteopaths,
massage therapists -
but that you have the
knowledge. You have to
know not only what to
do, but more importantly
what not to do."
She's had two near-
misses when it comes to
working at the Olympics,


having been invited by
the World Olympians
Association to serve in
an unofficial capacity at
the 2002 and 2006 winter
games.
In 2002, Fava missed
her flight to Salt Lake
City and was unable to
reschedule in time, with
9/11 having occurred
only a few months prior.
An emergency gall blad-
der surgery three weeks
before the Turino games
in 2006 knocked her out of
commission yet again.
If Fava makes a strong
impression during her
stay in Colorado Springs,
future Olympic assign-
ments are a likelihood.
On the other hand, a
poor showing won't
draw much sympathy


from the committee.
"If I don't perform well,
I won't be asked back,"
Fava said.
Practicing her craft
across the country
shouldn't be an issue,
though, as Fava and
Gambina have covered
too many sporting events
to list, often in less-than-
ideal environments.
"I'm used to traveling
and treating," Fava said.
"You can take me out of
my environment and I'm
going to perform exactly
the same as if I'm in my
comfort zone.
"My comfort zone is
wherever I am. We don't
need four walls and an
office in order to do what
we do best."
Email: rsmith@VeniceGondolier.com


Indians' 2013


schedule released


STAFF REPORT

The Venice High
football team's 2013


schedule has been
released, with a midsea-
son date at Plano East
(Texas) highlighting


a challenging slate of
games.
The Indians went 9-4 in
2012, reaching the regional


semifinals before losing to between Riverview the void left by Youtzy's
Manatee. They'll have to transfer Dominic Marino, departure.
replace quarterback Kale incumbent backup Misho Venice will play its
Youtzy, who graduated and Cemovich and two-sport spring game May 24 at
will enroll at Army. athlete Langston Provitt Lakeland, one of the
A three-way competition will determine who fills state's stronger programs.

MEET""


SUN PHOTO BYJUSTIN FENNELL


Senior running back Terry Polk will likely be the focal point of the Indians offense in 2013. Polk
was the area's second leading rusher as a junior in 2012.



Basketball, volleyball


districts tentatively set


STAFF REPORT

The Florida High
School Athletic
Association recently
announced tentative
districts for the 2013-
14 and 2014-15 school
years, and Venice High
will have almost entirely
different district oppo-
nents than it has in past
years.
Venice is dropping
down from 7A to 6A next
year, a move that will
bring on increased travel
and mostly unfamiliar
opponents.
The Indians' basketball
and volleyball teams will
compete in District 11,
joined by longtime rival
Port Charlotte (which is
also moving from 7A to
6A), Palmetto, North Fort
Myers, Island Coast and
Ida Baker.
The VHS football
team will compete in


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Number 22 in wellness
rankings. Housing prices
are in the high median
range, which cuts out
many seniors
Beaufort, S.C., ranked
number two for "its
southern charm, gor-
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Youth Fest, there is
something for just about
everyone.
Tom Hall, director of
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Beach. Also mentioned
was its cost of living that
is "five percent below the
national average."
San Diego, Calif., came
in one place ahead of
Venice because of its
"many outdoor activities,
cultural events at the
local universities, and
miles of beaches and
park spaces for enjoying
the year-round warm
weather.
"California can be
pricey, but as finan-
cial advisor Glenda
K. Moehlenpah tells
MarketWatch, the state's
lack of taxes on Social
Security payments can
offset higher living
expenses."
Ranked number five,
Venice is described as
"a quaint town of 21,000


Venice is part of our
community," Hall said.
He also said the staff
looks for volunteers from
the community to help
spread the word about
the festival and pass out
fliers and posters about
its upcoming movies and
events.
To apply to volunteer
with the 2013 Sarasota
Film Festival, go to
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click on "Volunteer"
and submit an online
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that was originally built
as a planned retirement
community in the 1920s.
And in many ways, it's
the ideal retirement
community: There's a low
cost of living, small-town
feel, outdoor and indoor
recreational activities,
and convenient access to
shopping and services.
Residents can enjoy
beautiful beaches, warm
weather, golf and more,
all in close proximity to
downtown. Located just
south of Sarasota, this
town is small enough
that if you live near the
water on Main Street,
there's little need for a
car."
The writer was either
referring to Venice's
status as a MainStreet
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is Venice Avenue.
Following Venice on
the list are Sante Fe,
N.M.; Portland, Ore.; St.
George, Utah; Madison,
Wisc.; and Sioux Falls,
S.D.
That the Huffington
writer referenced many
lists is shown by the
mention of Santa Fe's
having been named
'America's Healthiest
City by Organic Style
magazine" and one of
the top 15 best places
"to reinvent yourself,"
according to AARP.
Portland "has the
benefits of a big city ...
with the ease of a small
town (and good health
care services)." Moderate
weather was another
plus.
Madison, which
according to Huffington

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was ranked "number
two among large cities
for successful aging by
the Milken Institute,"
scored for its "health
care, wellness and active
community."
Although ranked at
number one by Milken
"for successful aging,"
the Huffington writer
or writers placed Sioux
Falls in 10th place. Pluses
included recreation and
low inpatient costs.
One of the early
responses to the
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from FLAmoveGuide:
"Can you trust "best
places to live" lists?"
Other responders
suggested such far-flung
places as New Zealand.
Ecuador and Italy.
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lists, visit websites such


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ticles) which has sev-
eral lists of retirement
places, including one
which lists the 10 cities
with the oldest aver-
age population. It puts
Scottsdale, Ariz. first
with a median age of
45.4. According to Pam
Johnson, information
officer for Venice, the
median age here is 68.5.
Venice did not make the
U.S. News list.
Port Charlotte ranked
number eight on the U.S.
News list of best places to
downsize in retirement.
Last year, Venice
ranked number nine on
TopRetirements.com and
MarketWatch.

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By BRENDA BARBOSA
STAFF WRITER
The last thing on 8-year-
old Owen DiMaio's mind
when he woke up Easter
morning was that he'd be
a hero.
It never crossed the
North Port boy's mind that
later that day he'd be diving
into his grandmother's
pool, fully clothed, to save
his autistic cousin, who had
accidentally fallen in. Owen
never imagined he'd push
the 3-year-old over his head
while submerged so that
the toddler could keep his
head above water until he
was pulled to safety.
And he never imagined
that he'd be recounting
the harrowing ordeal to a
reporter less than 24 hours
later.
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North Port second-grader
was thinking when he
awoke Sunday morning
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getting a basket with all
kinds of goodies and don-
ning a new Easter outfit
before heading to church
with his parents, Mike and
Jennifer DiMaio, and his
little brothers, Liam, 6, and
Jude, 4. It meant hunting
for cash-filled Easter eggs
at his great-aunt's house
in Punta Gorda followed
by dinner at his grandma's
house in Port Charlotte.


It meant being a kid and
doing what little kids do.
The last thing on Owen's
mind was, before the
day was through, he'd be
soaking wet and bawling,
worried sick that he might
have been too late to save
his little cousin Benjamin
from almost drowning.
"He kept screaming,
'This is a nightmare. This
is a nightmare,'" recalled
Mike DiMaio. 'Afterwards,
he asked, 'Is Ben OK?' And
I said, 'Owen, it's OK. Ben's
OK. You saved him.' It liter-
ally took several minutes
before he realized what he
had done."
To call the 8-year-old's
actions brave is an under-
statement, especially since
Owen has never taken a
formal swim lesson, said
his father. Sure, he's a strong
swimmer he learned to
swim in his grandparents'
pool at age 4 and spends
most summers swimming
- but he doesn't know
anything about rescue.
"This was complete
instinct," Mike DiMaio said.
"He wasn't even dressed for
it. He was still in his Easter
clothes."
According to family
members, here's what
happened: At about 3 p.m.
Easter Sunday, some 10 or
so family members con-
vened at the family home-
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Owen DiMaio, 8, poses with his brothers, Liam, 6, and Jude, 4, in
their Easter outfits Sunday. Owen jumped in a pool fully clothed
after his 3-year-old cousin, who has acute autism, fell into their
grandparents' pool on Easter Sunday.


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catching up.
The oldest DiMaio
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the enclosed lanai is the
pool, and beyond that is a
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yard where the other kids
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"(Ben) was playing with
his toys in the lanai, but I
could tell he was looking
longingly at his cousins
playing," said Marcel
DiMaio, who is an assistant
principal in Ocala.
He turned his head for
a moment, he said, and in
a flash the little boy had
broken through a screen in
the lanai and darted into
the pool. He heard Owen
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splash, he said.
"We had locked the lanai
because we didn't want
the baby getting out, so I'm


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lock and I got to the point I
just ripped it off the hinges
and dove into the pool," he
said.
Owen, who dove in a
couple minutes earlier
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wasn't enough time," was
struggling to keep Ben's
head above water.
As it turns out, Ben was
OK.
He was taken to the
North Port ER on Toledo
Blade Boulevard, checked
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By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Readers, writers, edi-
tors, publishers, authors,
agents, book sellers and
politicos will gather in
Centennial Park and in-
side nearby Venice Theatre
Saturday for the Second
Annual Venice Bookfair &
Writers Festival.
More than 30 booths
will be set up near the
Gazebo, offering books
for every age and interest.
Authors and illustrators
will be in most booths,
happy to discuss and
autograph their work.
Bookfair booths will be
open from 10 a.m. until
3 p.m. There is no fee for
Centennial Park events.
Special events are
scheduled throughout
the day at Venice Theatre.
A $10 admission fee cov-
ers admission to author
talks, writers' workshops,
a publishing panel
discussion and even the
opportunity to pitch
one's own work of fiction
to a literary agent.
Programs will be in
the theater's mainstage
area and upstairs in the
Presidents Room in the
morning and afternoon
with a break from noon
to 1 p.m. Most speakers
will sign copies of their
books following their
presentations. Many
will also be available in
the Books-A-Million,
Oceanview or other tents
near the Gazebo all day.
Ward Larsen, one of the
award-winning writers
handled by Oceanview
Publishing, will kick off
the mainstage presenta-
tions at 10 a.m. The au-
thor of "Fly By Night," "Fly
By Wire," "Stealing Trinity"
and "The Perfect Assassin"
has been selected to speak
at Thriller Fest at the
Grant Hyatt in New York
City in July. "The Perfect
Assassin" is in the process
of being adapted for a
motion picture. Larsen's
books have earned two
Florida Book Awards and
have been nominated for
the Edgar Awards.
Oceanview published
its first thriller, "Shadow of
Death," by Patricia Gussin
in Ipswitch, Mass. Gussin
and her husband Bob have
since launched 75 mystery
and suspense titles by
more than 50 writers, in-
cluding Florida writers H.
Terrell Griffin, Don Bruns,
James Macomber, Martha
Powers, Alan Evans, Jude
Hardin and Larsen.
The Gussins, who also
are medical doctors,
relocated their publishing
business to Longboat Key
in 2010. Oceanview pub-
lishes 12 hardcover titles
each year. Each is charac-
terized by strong charac-
ters, a sense of place and
suspense. The company
will have a booth at the
festival. To learn more
about Oceanview
Publishing, visit www.


PHOTO COURTESY OF
THE AUTHOR
James Swain will speak
about his most recent works
Saturday at the Venice Book-
fair & Writers Festival.


PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PUBLISHER


PHOTO COURTESY OF
THE AUTHOR
Venice High School teacher
Dan Rubin, author of"How
Government Really Works"
will speak about his book
and government with
State Senator Nancy Detert
Saturday at the Venice Book-
fair & Writer's Festival.


Author Tim Dorsey will be a featured speaker at the Second Annual Venice Bookfair & Writers
Festival Saturday.


PHOTO COURTESY OF
PAM JOHNSON
The 2013 Venice Book Fair &
Writer's Festival poster will be
for sale as a memento of the
2013 festival.
OceanViewPub.com.
Larsen will be followed
on Venice Theatre's
mainstage by State Sen.
Nancy Detert and Venice
High School government
teacher and lawyer, Dan
Rubin, author of "How
Government Really Works."
Expect a lively discussion
from two political experts.
They are scheduled from
11:15 a.m. to noon.
Mainstage programs
continue at 1 p.m. with
David Hagberg and
James Swain. Both cap-
tured the fancy of readers
last year and were invited
to return to Venice to talk
about their latest works.
Hagberg's newest book,
'Abyss," is in publication
and expected in stores by
June. The energy crisis and
a runaway greenhouse
effect inspired the tale and
its solution the use of
the world's three major
ocean currents: the Gulf
Stream, the Humboldt
and the Agulhas.
Opposition comes from
Big Oil and al-Qaida, just
to add to the "ripped
from the headlines" sce-
nario which has become
a Hagberg trademark.
Best known for his
award-winning and best-
selling Tony Valentine
mystery series, Swain also
has self-published books
about magic.
At 2 p.m., Tim Dorsey
is expected to pack the


PHOTO COURTESY OF OCEANVIEW PUBLISHING
Bob and Pat Gussin, owners of Oceanview Publishing of
Longboat Key, Fla.


PHOTO COURTESY OF
THE PUBLISHER
"Turtle Tales" is the latest
book by Florida author Kim
Cool.
theater with fans of his
Florida-based thrillers and
the chance to learn more
about that quintessential
Florida hero serial killer
Serge Storms. In Dorsey's
latest book, "The Riptide
Ultra-glide," Serge and his
friend Coleman rescue the
McDougals, a Midwestern
couple trying to change
their luck in Florida,
where they receive a less-
than-cheerful greeting
from some of the natives.
Dorsey's books have
been translated into sev-
eral languages and have
graced many a best-seller
list. Dorsey's fans are le-
gion and prone to follow
him on cruises and even
into the Everglades. He is
scheduled to speak from
2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Following all these mas-
culine mystery writers is
women's writer Lisa Daily,
author of such books as
"How To Use Car Sales
Tactics to Get Your Guy to
Propose"; "Stop Getting


PHOTO COURTESY OF
PAM JOHNSON


Tracy L. Freeman, author of
"Visit Taylor in the Alps of
Switzerland," will have a booth
at the Venice Book Fair &
Writer's Festival for the second
year.
Dumped!"; "Celebrity
Breakups -Why We Can't
Put Down the Remote";
"If Your Friend's Husband
Is Cheating Should You
Tell?"; and "Lo-JackYour
Husband (and 5 other
secrets to keep your guy
from prowling)." She also
is a syndicated columnist
and the dating expert for
the morning television
show, "Daytime."
Daily will speak from
2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
The final mainstage
presentation, from
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., is a
panel discussion about all
aspects of the publishing
business. Members of the


PHOTO COURTESY OF
THE AUTHOR
Historical fiction writer Clar-
issa Thomasson will conduct
a workshop for writers at the
Second Annual Venice Bookfair
& Writer's Festival Saturday.


Ward Larsen will speak about
his books and recent movie
project at the Second Annual
Venice Bookfair & Writer's
Festival Saturday.


PHOTO COURTESY OF
THE AUTHOR
Lisa Daily, writer of women's
fiction and nonfiction, will
be a featured speaker at the
Second Annual Venice Bookfair
& Writers Festival.


Children's book author
Nancy Buscher will present a
workshop on children's fiction
at the Second Annual Venice
Bookfair & Writer's Festival
Saturday.


PHOTO COURTESY OF
PUBLISHER
Novelist David Hagberg
returns to Venice to speak
at the Second Annual Venice
Bookfair & Writers Festival.
He will talk about his novels
and the Air Force career that
inspired many of his stories.

panel have experience in
traditional publishing, self-
publishing, e-books and
include Jim Clinch, Dan
Rubin and Camille Cline,
moderated by Kim Cool.
Note that the tent area
will close promptly at
3 p.m.


PHOTO COURTESY OF
NANCY DETERT
State Senator Nancy Detert
will share the stage with
government teacher Dan Rubin,
author of"How Government
Really Works" during Satur-
day's Second Annual Venice
Bookfair & Writers Festival.
For more festival
information, visit
VeniceBookFair.com.
Email: kcool@venicegondolier.com


Express buses offer comfy ride in Sarasota County


By SCOTT LOCKWOOD
STAFF WRITER

You would think it was a
typical scene from inside
your favorite coffee shop:
several people surfing
the Internet on laptops,
smartphones or tablets;
sipping coffee; or even
taking advantage of an
hour to take a quick nap.


But this is a typical
morning on the Sarasota
County Area Transit's
6:54 a.m. 100X Express
bus service that allows
residents who commute
to work in Sarasota to
ride in comfort.
One rider compared
it to the inside of an
airplane. Each bus that
serves the 100X and 90X


routes feature comfortable
plush seats; a free, strong
Wi-Fi signal; electrical
outlets; and DVD players
that have a headphone
jack at each seat.
The cost to make a
single trip in one of these
$500,000-plus, high-tech
vehicles that are all less
than 2 years old? Just
$2.50, or more than


$1 less than a single gal-
lon of gas that wouldn't
get you all the way to
Sarasota unless you're
driving a hybrid car that
gets 50 miles per gallon.
With the blessing of
SCAT officials, I was set
to begin my journey
throughout the SCAT
system Wednesday.
When I arrived at the


new park-and-ride lot
at North Port City Hall,
not even the 37-degree
temperatures could keep
the roughly 20 people at
the stop from carrying
on a conversation. One
rider named Lucy, a who
works as a legal assistant
in Sarasota and did not
wish to give her last
name, said she's been


taking the 100X since its
inception in April 2011.
She said the route has
substantially reduced the
wear and tear on her car
and is very convenient.
Fellow riders Ken Byron
of North Port and Louis
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Celebrating her 72nd
birthday this month,
Denise Poynter said last
year this time she did not
think she would be here.
"I could not speak a
sentence without gasp-
ing for air," she said.
Poynter struggled to
walk and figured she
was just aging, but on a
nurse's recommendation
she saw a cardiologist.
She never expected what
she learned next.
"Mrs. Poynter had severe
aortic stenosis," aid Dr.
Srini lyengar, a cardiologist
at Bradenton Cardiology
Center. "This is a condition


that does not allow the
aortic valve to open fully.
Left untreated, this condi-
tion is often fatal."
Traditionally, aortic
stenosis means open
heart surgery, but
Poynter's body was not
strong enough.
"I cried. They told me
there is nothing they can
do but surgery," she said.
"We told Mrs. Poynter
about a new procedure,
transcatheter aortic valve
replacement, or TAVR. It
would be a first for our
team and, we deter-
mined, her best chance,"
Dr. Iyengar explained.
Poynter agreed to the
procedure.


"I had a great doctor
who made me feel com-
fortable and confident
in him. This was my only
chance, I felt like I had
nothing to lose," she said.
During the TAVR pro-
cedure, a metal valve was
fed through a catheter
inserted through an inci-
sion made in her groin
to replace the diseased
aortic valve.
"The TAVR procedure
is an alternative to
traditional open-heart
surgery and enables a
collapsible aortic heart
valve to be placed by en-
tering the femoral artery
in the thigh and going
through the body via a


catheter-based delivery
system.
TAVR not only offers an
improved quality of life for
the patient, but it is also
an alternative for high-risk
patients with severe aortic
stenosis who may other-
wise not be a candidate
for open aortic valve
replacement: patients in
Mrs. Poynter's situation,"
Dr. lyengar said.
Now, just a few short
months later, Poynter
said she feels great.
"I am so happy for
what they did for me. I
was treated as if I was
the only sick person
Dr. lyengar was going to
see that day. He fought


to keep me alive and I
thank him every day,"
she said.
"My advice to anyone
considering this new
procedure is, do it. You
will feel better and wish
you had done is sooner."
Poynter says now she
has the energy to cook
again and can breathe
easy. She is looking for-
ward to a quiet birthday
celebration with her
husband.

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REV3 to return, but concentrated on Venice


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STAFF WRITER
The REV3 Florida
HalfRev Triathlon,
an event that infused
$600,000 into the local
economy in October,
will return to Sarasota
County this year, but will
be missing a key ele-
ment the bike course
through North Port and
Englewood.
"When we put our
deal together with them,
we knew they would
be in our community
somewhere for three
years," said Nicole
Rissler, director of sports
for the Sarasota County
Sports Commission.
"They made the decision
to be back in the Venice


community specifically
because of the over-
whelming community
support. They just felt
really welcome, and it's a
good fit for them."
This year's event,
where both professional
and amateur athletes will
compete for a purse of
more than $50,000, will
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AARP Free Tax Help,
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USDA food
distribution
Florida Department of
Agriculture has contract-
ed with All Faiths Food
Bank to distribute free
USDA commodities to
eligible Sarasota County
residents Wednesday,
April 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
at Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis
Ave., Venice.

Symphony and
Song
The Venice Symphony
will hold three perfor-
mances of a concert
featuring Cathleen
Pavelka, mezzo-soprano
soloist singing Rossini
Overture to L'Italiana in


Algeri, Bizet Arias from
"Carmen," and Franck
"Symphony in D minor,"
Friday, April 5, 8 p.m.,
and Saturday, April 6,
at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., at
Church of the Nazarene,
1535 E. Venice Ave.,
Venice. Tickets may be
purchased at the door if
available ($20-28), but to
ensure the best seats, call
the Venice Symphony at
941-207-8822.

Free concert
Under the direction of
Stephen Johns, Jubilate!
presents "Poetry: Words
in Search of a Song"
Friday, April 5, 7 p.m.,
at St. Mark's Episcopal
Church, 508 Riviera St.,
Venice. Concert is part


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of St. Mark's Friends
of Music 2012-2013
Concert Series. Free and
open to the public. Call
941-488-7714.

Youth Arts Fest
The Arts and Cultural
Alliance invites the
public to attend the free
YouthArts Fest from
9:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6 at Five
Points Park in downtown
Sarasota.
More than 500 students
will showcase their talents
in various performances,
and a student art show will
be in the rotunda of the
Selby Library. High school
students and teachers
will sell their artwork,
with proceeds going to


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event listings, the Venice Gondolier Sun is consoli-
dating calendar items into a single location. The
Venue calendar includes library, senior, Well-Being
and religion events as well as community events.
We have moved to a reader-submission model for
all of these items.
To get your events printed in the newspaper, they
must be submitted via our website, www.venice
gondoliersun.com. On the left, click on "Community
Calendar,"then click on "Submit Event"and fill in
the appropriate fields. You must enter the location,
address and phone number in the "Print Edition Text"
box for it to print.


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their school's art depart-
ment to enhance the art
programs. There will be
hands-on arts and crafts
with many varied activities
including: trying out the
various instruments in the
Sarasota Orchestra at the
"Petting Zoo," participat-
ing in art activities and
"Flying Objects," and
learning what G-WIZ 2.0
has in store.

SCF holds concert
State College of Florida
Foundation will host
the 25th anniversary
of "Evening Under the
Stars" April 13, 6 p.m., at
its Venice campus, 8000
South Tamiami Trail.
General admission
is $15 in advance, $20


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computer goes zig when you want it
to go zag 1:30-2:30pm Jac Lib 4143
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Science Matters, Enjoy
discussions of matters scientific.
2:00-3:30pm Jacaranda Library


at the gate; reserved
general admission is
$25, advance sale only.
Reserved general admis-
sion allows you to set up
chairs between 2:30 p.m.
and 3:30 p.m. only. All at-
tendees can bring chairs,
blankets and coolers. No
tables or pets allowed.
To buy tickets, call for
a location at the SCF
Foundation office, 941-
408-1418, or buy online
at ScfFoundation.net.

Sharks Tooth
Festival
The 21st annual Special
Olympics Sharks Tooth
Festival will run April 12,
13 and 14 at the Venice
Municipal Airport Festival
Grounds at these times:


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Friday, April 12, 5-9 p.m.;
Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m.-
9 p.m.; and Sunday,
April 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Venice Musicale
Venice Musicale will
present the area's best
young musicians at the
scholarship winners'
concert April 18, 11 a.m.,
at Venice Public Library,
300 S. Nokomis Ave.,
Venice. The free concert
is open to the public.
Each spring, talented
high school and college
students from South
Sarasota County com-
pete for Venice Musicale's
college and music
camp scholarships. The
winners star in this final
concert of the season.


Sarasota libraries to highlight Ringling Museum


STAFF REPORT

The Sarasota County
Library System, through
a partnership with The
John and Mable Ringling
Museum of Art, will offer
several cultural and
education programs in
April.
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providing the museum
with a series of venues to
promote one of Sarasota
County's most treasured
historic attractions.
"We began focusing
on an increased pres-
ence for art and culture
a couple of years ago,
and we are thrilled to
collaborate with the
Ringling Museum in
hosting their presenta-
tions," said Sarabeth
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Sarasota County Library
System.
"In addition to provid-
ing programming to the
libraries, Ringling will


also make their publica-
tions and calendars
of events available to
library patrons."
April programs
include:
Friday, April 12,
2 p.m., Venice Library,
300 S. Nokomis Ave.,
Venice, Museum
Assistant Librarians
Megan Oliver and Arwen
Spinosa will talk about
the museum's library,
one of the largest public
art museum libraries
in the southeast. This
state-of-the-art research
center also offers a va-
riety of free programs, a
lecture series, book club


and a children's summer
reading program.
Friday, April 19,
2 p.m., Selby Library,
1331 First St., Sarasota,
Head Librarian Linda
McKee will talk about
the museum's library.
Monday, April 22,
10:30 a.m., Venice
Library, 300 S. Nokomis
Ave., Venice, "Sarasota's
Cultural Treasure: The
John and Mable Ringling
Museum of Art" will be
offered by Karen Kopp,
a museum docent.
Patrons will learn about
Ringling's vast art collec-
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get highlights about
the special exhibition
schedule.
Tuesday, April 23,
10:30 a.m., Selby Library,
1331 First St., Sarasota,
"Sarasota's Cultural
Treasure: The John and
Mable Ringling Museum
of Art." Kopp will talk
about Ringling's vast art
collection, the museum's
recent acquisitions and
the special exhibition
schedule.
For more information,
contact the Sarasota
County Call Center at
941-861-5000 (TTY: 711
or 800-955-8771) or visit
scgov.net.


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A one- or two-loop run
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celebrate


victories

SUN PHOTO BY
DANA SANCHEZ
Sylvie Cerami with Florida
Cancer Specialists presents a
check to Lou Long, founder and
president of the Englewood Area
Cancer Foundation; and Ann
Redovan, EACF board member,
to help support local cancer
warriors. EACF will celebrate
its first year with a celebration
party at 5:30 p.m. April 18 at
Gulf View Grill. Weather permit-
ting, lanterns will be lit and
released on Englewood Beach.
Call Sondra Isrigsen at 941-400-
1448 for more information.
Florida Cancer Specialists and
Mike and Debbie Holland are
sponsoring the first Ann Dever
Memorial Dinner April 23 at The
Hills. RSVP to Ann Redovan at
941-416-9141, or Adele Boucier
at 941-468-2571.


Provided by DIANNE SHIPLEY
SARASOTA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
The Sarasota County Health
Department's Health In Motion
Mobile Medical Unit staff will
provide free and low-cost health
services at South County sites
during April.
Additionally, Health In Motion
staff members also will be pres-
ent at a special veterans stand
down event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
April 20 at Sarasota County
Health and Human Services,
2200 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.
Services offered at the estab-
lished sites include diabetes
education and screenings,
blood-pressure tests, pregnancy
testing, HIV testing, body mass
index (BMI) measurement, adult
immunizations and health edu-
cation. Staff also assists individu-
als who lack medical insurance
and do not have a health care
provider to find a medical home
for ongoing health care.
No appointment is needed.
Some services are free, including
HIV rapid testing with results in
20 minutes. Other services are
provided on a sliding-fee scale


based on income. A registered
nurse is available at all sites.
While services are most often
provided in a 40-foot-long bus,
there are times when they are
provided inside the facilities
visited. Some services, includ-
ing adult immunizations, are
not offered at all locations.
The following is a schedule of
South County dates and loca-
tions for the mobile unit:

Venice
Today (Wednesday April 3),
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Salvation Army
Family Store, 1160 U.S. 41 Bypass S.
April 10, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
during the USDA food distribution
program at the Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave.
For more information,
contact the Sarasota County
Call Center at 941-861-5000
(TTY, 711 or 1-800-955-8771)
or view the calendar at www.
sarasotahealth.org.
Anyone without computer
access can visit a health kiosk
at any Sarasota County public
library or Senior Friendship
Center.


Hop over to The Players to see 'Harvey


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
The Players version of
"Harvey" is as charming
and funny today as the
Mary Chase story was in
the old black-and-white
film starring Jimmy
Stewart as Elwood P.
Dowd.
Allen Kretschmar



BUSES
FROM PAGE 1

"I haven't done the
math on how much gas
this has saved me, but I
know it's a lot of money,"
Lucy said. "I like not
having to deal with traffic
and weather issues you
just get on the bus, relax
and go. It's two hours
commuting, but I'd rather
be on the bus than driving
my car. It's safer I think for
a woman driving alone."
Unfortunately, the
jovial mood didn't last
long as word came that
the bus had broken
down about five minutes
before its scheduled
arrival the second
such occurrence in a
week. That sent the
waiting, would-be riders
scurrying to their cars,
with several carpooling
together to Sarasota.
Friday I was able to
make the trip to Sarasota
successfully, but since it
was Good Friday, there
were only a handful of
people on the bus, com-
pared with the 40-plus
who usually are onboard.
The entire 50-mile
journey which departs
from North Port City
Hall, travels up Interstate
75 to Bee Ridge Road,
and stops by Doctors and
Sarasota Memorial hos-
pitals before terminating
in downtown Sarasota -
took less than one hour.
Wednesday's break-
down proved not to be a
complete lost cause, as it
allowed me to jump on
the 90X that travels from
City Hall to Sarasota


portrays Dowd at the
Players and is every bit
as likeable. No wonder
he attracted Harvey, the
pooka.
"For years I was smart,
and then I became pleas-
ant," Dowd said.
The bachelor scion of
the Dowd family is al-
ways pleasant and usual-
ly quite mellow because

through Venice. After a
jaunt up 1-75, the 90X
stops at Venice Regional
Medical Center and
Sarasota Memorial.
Alex Llovio, my driver
for the trip, said the route
that started Jan. 21 is aver-
aging less than 10 people
per trip. When 9:31 a.m.
came, and with no one
else at the stop, Alex and I
began our trek north.
At our first stop
at Shoppes of North
Port, we picked up Joe
McCallum, a disabled Air
Force veteran who was
making his first trip on
one of the Express buses.
To put it mildly, he was
more than impressed
with what greeted him
inside the bus.
"This has been one of
the best buses I've ever
been on," he said, check-
ing out the movie screens
located just behind the
entrance to the bus.
"This is like flying on an
airplane."
With just McCallum,
myself and Alex on the
bus, we talked about
Joe's combat stories from
Vietnam and some of the
planes he flew, including
the F-16 Falcon. Alex
and Joe shared a love of
scuba diving, and our
conversation made the
one-hour, 15-minute trip
go by very quickly.
As for the return trip
to North Port, where an
Express bus wasn't avail-
able at that time of day, I
wish I could say the same
thing about the quick-
ness of the route. I left
downtown Sarasota on
the route 17 bus, which
travels down Tamiami
Trail and eventually ends


of all the places where
he stops to be pleasant,
places like Charlie's bar,
for example. While he
manages to remain quite
mellow most of the time,
it seems to bother his sis-
ter, Veta Louise Simmons
(Laurie Zimmerman),
and her daughter, Myrtle
Mae (Alex Torres), who
live with him in the bid


old Dowd mansion.
We meet Veta and
Myrtle Mae one af-
ternoon when Veta is
attempting to entertain
friends for tea because
her brother is out for
the afternoon. While
she hopes he will stay
away until her last guest
leaves, that is not to be
and soon not only is


Elwood visiting with her
guests but he is introduc-
ing them to Harvey.
Unable to take such
nonsense any longer,
she decides to have
Elwood committed to Dr.
Chumley's (John Forsyth)
sanitarium. With a little
encouragement from
Duane Wilson (Adam
Garrison), Elwood is taken


up to a room and then,
when Chumley's associ-
ate, Dr. Lyman Sanderson
(Joseph Mammina) meets
Veta, the mental hospital
gains another patient
and Elwood is released
while everyone hopes
he will not sue for false
incarceration.
HARVEY 5


SCAT Express buses come complete with DVD players, movie
screens in the front of the bus, headphone jacks and power
outlets at each seat. North Port resident Joe McCallum said, "I
feel like I'm flying on an airplane in here."


SUN PHOTOS BY SCOTT LOCKWOOD


North Port resident Jonathan Hawley takes advantage of the free
Wi-Fi on the SCAT 10OX Express bus Friday. The Wi-Fi, which was
just installed on the Express vehicles, is one of the many perks of
taking the bus that runs from North Port to downtown Sarasota.


Unlike the SCAT Express bus, these seats with thinner padding
are standard fare among most of SCAT's fleet. This photo was
taken in one of SCAT's 2011 hybrid buses, which are among the
newest in SCAT's fleet of 73 fixed-route buses.


at the Venice Train Depot.
From there I connected
on the route 9, which
takes you to North Port
via the Jacaranda area and
State College of Florida
to Shoppes of North Port,
where I caught the 20/29
to City Hall.
That trip, which costs
a combined $3.75, took
close to three hours, and I
imagine it may take even


longer in the evenings or
in the height of tourist
season. However the
buses all were on time,
and there were no delays
between connections.
All in all, my first ex-
perience on SCAT buses
since I was in high school
was good. If you're look-
ing for a way that could
save you money on your
commute, I would highly


North Port resident Ken Byron, left, and Port Charlotte resi-
dent Louis Diaz get comfortable for the hour ride home from
downtown Sarasota to North Port Friday afternoon. The SCAT
Express bus features soft seats that are similar to those found in
commercial airplanes.


recommend the Express
buses. And who knows
- you may meet some


great people like Lucy
and Mr. McCallum.
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AAUW holds STEM


Olympics


PHOTO COURTESY OF KAY NOVOTNY
Bailey Grossenbacher, left, Chloe Browder, Kate Moore, Sydney Hampton, Hailey Whitmore
and Lexi Mason, Englewood Elementary School fifth-graders, took home the circulating trophy
from the third annual Venice Branch of the American Association of University Women's Fifth
Grade Girls STEM Academic Olympics held Feb. 23. This was the first year the Englewood school
competed with four other area schools: Epiphany Cathedral, Taylor Ranch, Garden Elementary
and Laurel Nokomis School. Coaches Elise Conway and Donna Catanzarite cheered the girls on.


25


art award winners


By AUDREY BLACKWELL
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
Eight students from
Venice High and Pine View
schools brought home
eight of 25 top art awards at
the Evening of Excellence
awards banquet Feb. 23 at
Michael's On East.
Micah Mathewson, a
VHS senior and student of
Gail Bruder-Wezner, won
a Best of School Award
and the Dr. Ken and Chris
Pfahler Merit Award for
his photography/elec-
tronic media piece titled
"Age in Blue-Green."
Courtney Thomassen,
a Pine View junior and
student of Retsy Lauer,
won a Best of School
Award, the Freeman
Orthodontics Art Award
and Palm Avenue Wealth


Advisory Group Art Award
for her photography/elec-
tronic media piece titled
"History in Double."
Cara Collins, a VHS
junior and student of
Bruder-Wezner, won
the ME3 Consulting
Engineers Art Award
for her drawing titled
"Ramble On."
Caleb Courville, aVHS
senior and student of
Bruder-Wezner, won the
Evelyn Bryant Art Award
for his painting titled
"Los Platanos."
Kelly Felix, a junior
atVHS and student of
Bruder-Wezner, won The
Morin Family Student Art
Award for a mixed media
piece titled "Fuerza de
un Leon."
Elle Friedberg, a Pine
View senior and student


of Lauer, won the Betty
Schoenbaum Art Award
for her mixed media
piece titled "Twisted
Sisters."
Anna Schmitz, a senior
at Pine View and student
of Lauer, won the Sun
Hydraulics Art Award
for her painting titled
"Movement."
Constantino Toth, a
Pine View senior and
student of Lauer, won
the Hees & Associates
Inc. Art Award for his
painting titled "Three
Hitchhikers."
Awards of $500 to
$2,000 were presented
to each of the top 25
winning students, who
represented all public
high schools in Sarasota
County.
A total of more than


$40,000 in monetary gifts
and in-kind donations
was given to student art-
ists, art teachers and high
school art departments.
Students donated
their winning artwork
to be auctioned off as
a fundraiser for the
Education Foundation of
Sarasota County, event
sponsor, which raised
$28,650. Adding cash and
in-kind gifts to the live
auction proceeds, the
foundation's 18th annual
Evening of Excellence
grossed more than
$225,000.
The foundation ben-
efits 41,400 public school
students in the county.
Evening of Excellence
has raised more than
$2.3 million for Sarasota
County's public schools


PHOTl OU RTUEI Y U OFPREST-lIlG PIORI KAIT 1 BY LIl- IUULMH
Micah Mathewson, a senior at Venice High School, won Best of
School in the recent Evening of Excellence art competition. This is the
second year in a row Micah has placed in the top 25 award winners.


since 1996.
For more information,
call 941-927-0965 or visit
EdFoundation.net.


The Education
Foundation conit, ibih'ed
to this story.
Email: ablackwell@venicegondolier.com


'The Game's Afoot' tickles from nose to toes


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
As the curtain opens
on Ken Ludwig's "The
Game's Afoot" in the
Mertz Theatre, actor/
playwright William
Gillette (Bryan Torfeh)


HARVEY
FROM PAGE 4
John C. Reynolds set
serves double duty as
mansion and hospital
with a bit of door rota-
tion and change of back
drop and furniture. Also
perfectly in tune with the
play are the costumes
by Kaylene McCaw and
Patrick Beldell's lighting,
which helped illuminate
a certain long-eared
creature for those who
could see it.
Forsyth was delightful
as Dr. Chumley and so
was Patti O'Berg as Betty
Chumley. Ruth Kelly
charmingly portrayed


is on stage portraying
Sherlock Holmes, when
he is shot in the arm.
That will put him out
of commission for the
holidays.
Not content to
be home alone for
Christmas with mom


Ruth Kelly, RN, who had
eyes for Dr. Sanderson.
Others in the strong cast
are Rosalind Cramer as
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet,
Gary A. Lee as Judge
Omar Gaffney and


CROSS
FROM PAGE 6


(Peggy Roeder as Martha
Gillette), Gillette invites
several of his co-stars
and a gossip columnist
to his castle.
So begins the Asolo
Repertory production
that continues through
May 12. As the play


Chuck Conlon as E. J.
Lofgen.
"Harvey" plays through
April 7 at The Players,
838 North Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota. Performances
are Tuesday-Thursday


SUDOKU
FROM CLASSIFIED


continues, daggers hit
their mark as sharply as
Ludwig's wit hits audi-
ence members in their
funny bones.
Besides not wanting to
be alone for the holidays,
Gillette also hopes to
figure out who shot him,


and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
and at 2 p.m. on Saturday
and Sunday. For tickets,
call 941-365-2494 or visit


using Holmesian powers
of deduction. The guests
include married actors
Felix (Eric Hissom) and
Madge Geisel (Elizabeth
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I LOS ANGELES TIMES CROSSWORD


ACROSS
1 Pressured, with
"on"
7 NASA citrus drink
11 Digital doc format
14 Cry from an
oversleeper
15 Smokehouse
order
16 Meyers of "Kate
& Allie"
17 Career soldier
19 Quaint curse
20 Yellowish green
21 "Gotcha!"
22 Small craft
concern
23 End of a New
Year's song
24 "1995 movie flop
dubbed "Fishtar"
by some critics
26 Word before chi
or after mai
28 Long tale
29 *Much-sought-
after celebrity
35 Baker's 13
38 Campfire residue
39 Beijing-bom, say
41 Madhouse
42 Green stuff
44 *Sun emanation
responsible for
the northern
lights
46 Unveiler's cry
48 British verb ender
49 *Petal pusher?
54 Walrus feature
58 Dieter's gain?
59 Singer Erykah
60 Political channel
61 Word of repulsion
62 Brangelina,
e.g.-or, in a
way, each of the
answers to
starred clues
64" Big to Fail":
2009 account of
the financial
crisis
65 Gets to
66 Mourn
67 Clairvoyant's gift
68 Soft "Yo!"
69 Beginning bits
DOWN
1 Oscar night rides
2 "Our Town" girl


3 Too pooped to
pop
4 Unworldliness
5 Sermon ending?
6 Deal-busting org.
7 Behind-closed-
doors event
8 Til Tuesday lead
vocalist Mann
9 Cavs and Mavs
10 "The Pyramid"
channel
11 29-Across
chasers
12 Dryly amusing
13 Not likely to move
18 River valley
formation
22 Disco adjective
24 Fingers-crossed
thought
25 Angler's gear
27 Place to play
"Space Invaders"
29 "Skyfall" director
Mendes
30 Gl's hangout
31 Image-editing
software
32 a pity"
33 Year abroad?
34 Fam. reunion
attendee
36 Years and years


37 Bob of hope,
maybe
40 Take atrip by
ship
43 Congressional
output
45 Triathlon attire
47 Vine yards?
49 Champagne
glass
50 Java's coffee cup
et al.
51 Stares stupidly


52 Latin clarifier
531921 robot play
55 Shoe top
56 Simultaneous
weapons
discharge
57 Oft-patched
clothing parts
60 Trite stuff
62 Humdinger
63 Software-driven
film effects, for
short


I GOREN BRIDGE
WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS


Q 1- Both vulnerable, as South, you
hold:

SAJ109851 A 109 0 86567

What action do you take?

A While we do not object to
opening some weak two bids with an
11-point hand including two aces,
this hand is not one of them. Your
good intermediates in the major suits
are certainly worth a point or two,
and we would open one spade.

Q 2 East-West vulnerable, as South,
you hold:

6 Q 98 7632 V Q 102 0 86 102

What action do you take?

A While we certainly do not object
to opening a pre-emptive three
spades with a somewhat weaker hand
than normal, this hand is critical.
Pass,

Q 3 As South, vulnerable, you hold:

6 A 95 Y AK Q 10963~0 7665

What is your opening bid?

A We would open two clubs before
we opened with any pre-emptive bid
in hearts! Take away the ace of
spades and we would bid four hearts.
What's wrong with bidding one
heart? It will be difficult for the
opponents to preempt you out of the
auction!

Q 4 Both vulnerable, as South, you
hold:

4 A 94 1 K Q 10 0 Q 936 QJ 84


Partner opens the bidding with one
club. What do you respond?

A When we learned bridge more
years ago than we care to remember,
responder bid notrump whenever
possible to describe a balanced hand.
So, with a balanced 14, bid three no
trump.

Q 5 As South, vulnerable, you hold:

SK Q 105 854 4 0 A J 86 Q 94

Partner opens the bidding with one
spade. What do you respond?

A Once upon a time, a raise to the
spade game was automatic.
However, experience has shown that,
when responder has no ruffing value,
nine tricks at no trump are easier than
ten in the major. Bid three no trump.

Q 6 Both vulnerable, as South, you
hold:

6 A 6 Q AK 1062 0 A9854662


The bidding has proceeded:
SOUTH WEST NORTH
19 Pass 2


EAST
Pass


What action do you take?

A Your hand is worth a game try,
but just getting a count from partner
might not be enough. Tell partner that
any values in diamonds will be most
helpful by making a game try of three
diamonds and leaving the decision to
partner.

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


An extraordinary Exsultate! event


STAFF REPORT

The award-winning
chorale Exsultate!
presents "Poetry!
Words in Search of a
Song" Sunday, April 14,
3:30 p.m. at Grace United
Methodist Church on
Venice island, 400 E.
Field Ave.
This is the last of three
concerts of the season,
and it will be extraor-
dinary. The program
includes "Frostiana,"
a collection of Robert
Frost poems set to music
by Randall Thompson.
The works of nation-
ally renowned composer
Dr. David Brunner, who
will be present, will be
featured.
The highlight will
be two Brunner com-
positions specially
commissioned for this
performance with
grants from The Arts
and Cultural Alliance
of Sarasota County,
Gulf Coast Community
Foundation and the
Woman's Exchange Inc.
of Sarasota.


Exsultate! will perform its final concert of the season Sunday, April 14, at Grace United Methodist Church.


The Exsultate! board
of directors selected
Brunner, professor of
music and director
of choral activities at
University of Central
Florida in Orlando, to
assist in their quest to
expand choral perfor-
mance literature.
Brunner chose to
compose the two new
pieces as additions to
three of his already pub-
lished works based upon
Wendell Berry's poetry.
The new compositions
are drawn from Berry's


"A Timbered Choir: The
Sabbath Poems, 1979-
1997." Newly set to mu-
sic are "The Timbered
Choir," which reflects
the clean lines and sing-
ing tones of Brunner's
style, and "The Peace of
Wild Things."
Exsultate! Artistic
Director and Conductor
Stephen Johns said, "We
encourage our local
arts community to seize
this opportunity made
possible by the Sarasota
County granting organi-
zations that recognized


its significance. What a
thrill it will be for our
superb chorale to present
the premiere perfor-
mance of the new cre-
ations with Dr. Brunner
himself in the audience,
and to pass the baton
to him as conductor of
the grand finale for this
season."
Brunner will hold
a master class titled
"Choosing the Words,
Crafting the Music,"
which is free and open
to the public Saturday,
April 13, 2 p.m., in


GUMC's sanctuary. and
Individual concert Call
tickets are $17 and $5 org.
for students. They may Exs
be purchased at the profi
door, at the Paper Pad tion
in Venice, online or by Now
calling 941-484-8491. the c
Discounted group rates provi
of $12.50 each for 10-19 arev
tickets, $10 each for 20 man


LOOKING FOR


SOMETHING?


up are available.
or visit exsultate.

sultate! is a not-for-
t secular organiza-
based in Venice.
in its 11th season,
horal strives to
ide experiences that
aried, unusual, de-
ding and beautiful.


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for his third season with
Asolo Rep. He debuted
the role of Felix Geisel in
this show's 2011 world
premier at Cleveland
Playhouse, according to
information from Asolo
Rep.
The set by Judy
Gailin is stunning and
includes a barroom that
can spin into or out of
site, which proves to be
a handy place to hide
a body or not a
stunning Christmas
tree, stairs to the sec-
ond floor guest rooms
and double doors lead-
ing out to the patio and
lake beyond.


Even more stun-
ning are the fabulous
costumes by Eduardo
Sicango, which seem
period correct and yet
would be stunning at
a 21st-century Oscar
event. Proia's pale green
dress with pink and
green puffy shoulder
trim and corresponding
ruffles around the skirt
includes a coat made to
showcase that shoulder
trim.
King-Halls' poin-
settia-adorned coat is
another stunner but
almost pales when com-
pared to the outfit worn
by the gossip columnist.
Rastorfer swoops in
with a lavender en-
semble edged in what
appears to be white
fox. When the coat is


removed, a vest that
would do a bullfighter
proud is revealed.
Ludwig's outrageously
funny story line lives
up to the visually stun-
ning set and costumes
with ease, earning
huge guffaws from the
entertained audience
on opening night while
also inspiring some
brain work as crimes and
clues come and go with
alacrity.
With the arrival of
frumpy Inspector Goring
(Carolyn Michel), there
is light at the end of the
mystery tunnel, not to
mention a lot more silli-
ness before the solution
of the crime.
Greg Leaming di-
rected this jovial joyride
of murder and mayhem


that continues the
Asolo Rep's explora-
tion of the American
Character. Set in one of
America's most famous
castles, which actually
exists in East Haddam,
Conn., "The Game's
Afoot" also explores the
castle's creator, who
was one of America's
most successful actors,
playwrights and theater
technicians.
"The Game's Afoot"
continues in the
Mertz Theatre at
the FSU Center for
the Performing Arts
through May 12. Tickets
are $20-$72 per person.
Call the box office at
941-351-8000 or visit
AsoloRep.org.
Email: kcool@venicegondolier.com


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section along with Dear Abby,

horoscopes, movie listings, a bonus

crossword puzzle and a host of other

features. The Sudoku solution still

appears in Our Town.


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Representatives of various organizations in Venice receive checks
from the Women's Sertoma Club, resulting from proceeds from the
Venice Sun Fiesta. The representatives are (back row) Doug Kerr,
the Venice Symphony; Sherrey Welch, Sertoma Hearing and Speech
Clinic; Phil Hall, Boys and Girls Clubs; Bob Vedder, Rotary Futures;
Callie Cowan, Pregnancy Solutions; Mary Elizabeth Petty, Center of
Hope; Julie Scarry, Project Graduation; Cindy Eaton, In Stride; and
Doug Staley, Child Protection Services. Front row recipients are Kathy
Majerchin, Solve; Mary Morris, the Venice Art Center; Janice Zarro,
Women's Resource Center; Sheryl Corgan, Beacon House; Joyce Scott,
Our Mother's House; and Nancy Pike, Literacy Volunteers.


Jim Clinch, former Sertoma Club president, Bill Willson, former
Rotary Club president and Venice City Council member, are on
hand celebrating Bob Anderson's retirement.


Barbara Quinn, president of the Women's Sertoma Club of
Venice, installs Melody Pruitt, manager of the Publix on Venice
Ave., as the newest member of the organization.


Syd Gibson and Cheryl Ann Tacy watch as the Women's Sertoma
Club of Venice presents checks to various organizations in
Venice thanks to proceeds from the Venice Sun Fiesta and
various other fundraising projects.


At Epiphany Cathedral, Father PiotrZugaj blessed more than 100
baskets filled with hams, kielbasa, breads, eggs and a variety of
foods to be eaten at the Easter dinner. At the blessing, Father
thanked everyone for coming and keeping the Easter food
blessing a sacred tradition. He made the event special.


Barb Quinn, Bob Vedder and gifting chairman of the Women's
Sertoma of Venice, Judy Manilla, are pleased Rotary Futures
makes an impact on students in Sarasota County and especially
Venice High School. Bob Vedder, board member of Rotary
Futures, accepts a check on their behalf.


lnis Tamily brought an taster Lily in the basket Tor the tooa
blessing. They are from left: Caroline Wamsler, Schuyler Joerger,
grandpa Karl Wamsler from Germany, Louisa Redetzki, Sophia
and Pauline Joerger.


Bob Anderson and Jim Woods enjoy some laughs at Bob's retire-
ment party. Jim Woods is a former Venice City Council member.


Tears flow as Sertoma



Club hands out awards


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The Women's Sertoma
Club of Venice raised
$37,000 at the 2012 Sun
Fiesta and other fund-
raising activities. At a
recent meeting, some of
the funds were given to
organizations to advance
their work. The rest will
be awarded as scholar-
ships in May.
"Your fingerprint is
on every baby," Kathy
Majerchin of Solve told
the group. "You take care
of homeless moms and
babies."


"We serve about 150
boys and girls a day,"
said Phil Hall, director of
the Boys and Girls Club.
"This check will provide
scholarships."
"We often serve 200
people on a Saturday,"
Mary Elizabeth Petty of
Center for Hope told the
group as she thanked
them for their check.
The stories were
heartwarming and there
were tears of gratitude
from both recipients and
givers.
Everyone who attends
the Sun Fiesta should
take a bow. It's because
of the bed races, vendors,
performers and everyone
who comes and spends
that these gifts are
possible.
The women are already
planning next year's
fiesta. Laura Bennawy
and Drenna Rosenthal
stepped up to be chairs


again. Get ready to catch
their spirit. Dates are
Oct. 18, 19 and 20.

Food Blessing
More than a hundred
people of Eastern
European descent, their
families and friends
participated in the an-
nual Easter food blessing,
Swienconka, at Epiphany
Church. This custom
gives generations a
chance to come together
and celebrate tradition.

One of our best
The special person
of this week is newly
retired City Attorney Bob
Anderson who served
for 24 years. In addition
to attending countless
meeting and workshops
for the city, Bob has been
an active member of this
community.


He served as president
of Sertoma and when-
ever there is a Sertoma
booth in town, you'll
see Bob grilling food,
serving beer and taking
care of whatever else
needs to be done. Bob
is a regular at Friday
night Venice Symphony
concerts, Venice High
School baseball, football
and volleyball games. He
is a faithful Cleveland
Indians and Cleveland
Browns fan.
Bob enjoys his mom's
trips to Venice from
Cleveland and his time
back north with her.
Bob and his wife Bonnie
spent a New Year's Day
in Pasadena at the Rose
Bowl Parade. On top
of it all, Bob is a genu-
inely nice person. Bob
Anderson is one of the
new retirees who make
Venice a great place to
live.


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GO OUT AND ABOUT


*Wednesday

MAC DADDY, (live music), 6 p.m. Englewoods
on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood.
941-475-7501.
MOMENTS TO REMEMBER, (live music),
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Englewood Moose 1993, 55 W. Dear-
born St., Englewood. 941-473-2670.
KARAOKE BY WAM, 6 p.m. 9 p.m. and it's
pasta night from 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m. at the Englewood
Elks,401 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood. 941-474-1404.


Tues Ka ke & Trivia 6:30 pm
TWe Blues Night Mac Daddy Band 6pm
Wed.: Blue s Night I Al Fuller 7pm
Thurs Blue Niht I RNR Reggae Band 7pm
Fri: Caribbea gt ,Time Machine 7 pm
Sat: Nite Live/Tampa BayTime!

BELLY DANCING, 6:45 p.m. Greek Grill and
Gallery, 14828 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-423-
6400.
KARAOKE, with Mark McKinley. 7 p.m. -10 p.m.
North Port Family Restaurant, 14525 Tamiami Trail,
North Port. 941-426-9885.
KARAOKE, with DJ Rockin Ray, 8 p.m. Porky's
Roadhouse, 4300 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte.
941-629-2114.
KARAOKE BY BILLY G.,6 p.m. -10:30 p.m.
F 0. E. Eagles #3296, 23111 Harborview Rd., Port
Charlotte. 941-629-1645.
KITT MORAN, (jazz), 6 p.m.-9 p.m. J.D's Bistro
Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-255-
0994.
WILD WEDNESDAY NATURE FILM AND
DISCUSSION, 10:30 a.m. Caniff Reception Building
at CHEC's Alligator Creek Preserve, 10941 Burnt Store
Rd., Punta Gorda.
DEB AND THE DYNAMICS, (live music),
8:30 p.m. midnight. Dean's South of the Border, 130
Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100.
KARAOKE, 6:30 p.m. close. Allegro Bistro, 1740
E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889.
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD' EM
POKER, noon 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. close. Big
Daddy's Burger Den, 545 Tamiami Trail, Venice. 941-
244-9440.
DAVID MOORE, (variety), 6 p.m. -10 p.m.
Sharky's on the Pier, 1600 Harbordrive South, Venice.
941-488-1456.

*Thursday

KARAOKE, with Party Sounz, 8 p.m. Rattlers
Old West Saloon, 111 W. Oak St., Arcadia. 863-494-
6803.
THE AKERS, (duo), 7 p.m. no cover. Beyond the
Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd.,
Englewood. 941-474-1400.
AL FULLER, (blues), 7 p.m. Englewoods on
Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-
475-7501.
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.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 6:15 p.m. Engle-
wood Moose 1933, 55 W. Dearborn St., Englewood.
941-473-2670.
DENNY PEZZIN, (live music), 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Pincher's Crab Shack, 6890 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers
Beach. 239-463-2909.
RANDY ZIMMERMAN, (live music), 6 p.m. -
9 p.m. Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake
Suzy. 941-627-3474. Cover charge canned goods
and nonperishable food.


POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD EM'
POKER, 6 p.m. close. Olde World Restaurant,
14415 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-426-1155.
KARAOKE, 8 p.m.- 11 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings.
4301 Aiden Lane, North Port. 941-429-9722
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD EM'
POKER, noon 4 p.m. Loony Bin, 1182 Tamiami
Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-255-5999.
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.
KARAOKE, 6 p.m 9 p.m. With DJ Don. The
Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Char-
lotte.
941-629-3055.
ESCAPE BAND, (live music), 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
F. 0. E. Eagles #3296,23111 Harborview Rd., Port Char-
lotte.941-629-1645.
BACKLASH, (live music), 8:30 p .m. midnight.
Dean's South of the Border, 130 Tamiami Trail,
Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100.







4/6, KARMA, 7-11PM

4/7, FRANK & SAM, 3-6PM

ROYAL PALM MARINA
S 779W,We oth,EngleWOOd41-47

GUITAR ARMY, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Gilchrist Park, Punta
Gorda.
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.
'SOME LIKE IT HOT: THE MUSIC OF
MARILYN MONROE, 7:30 p.m. Renowned jazzvo-
calist Rebecca Kilgore joins with saxophonist, Harry Allen;
guitarist, Nate Najar; bassist, Joel Forbes and drummer,
Kevin Kanner in this critically acclaimed musical tribute.
Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N.TamiamiTrail,
Sarasota. For tickets and information call 941-366-1552.
CLASSIC GOLD ENTERTAINMENT, ('50s/
Elvis Music), 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Allegro Bistro,
1740 E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889.
GULF COAST BANJO SOCIETY, (banjo), 11
a.m. -1:30 p.m. Snook Haven Restaurant, 5000
E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-485-7221.

* Friday


PINA COLADA, 7 p.m. no cover. Beyond the Sea
Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd., Engle-
wood. 941-474-1400.
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD' EM
POKER, 6 p.m.- close. Armadillo's, 622 N. Indiana Ave.,
Englewood. 941-474-2356.
KARAOKE, 9 p.m. The New Faull Inn, 2670 Placida
Rd., Englewood. 941-697-8050.
VOICES CARRY, (live music), 6 p.m. -10 p.m.
Englewood Moose 1993,55 W. Dearborn St.,
Englewood. 941-473-2670.
ENGLEWOOD WOODCARVERS, noon -
3 p.m. Community Presbyterian Fellowship Hall,405 S.
McCall Rd.,Englewood. 941-697-5980.
R & R BAND, (live music), 7:p.m. Englewoods on
Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-
7501.
BINGO, 5:45 p.m. warm-upwith games to follow,
pks start at $20. Proceeds go to children's charities.
Englewood Elks, 401 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood.
941-474-1404.


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Take the water taxi at Leverocks across the Intracoastal

to Rum Bay Restaurant on $5. round trip

Boaters Welcome. Marker 9A on the Intracoastal.


Call for Reservations and Water Taxi 697-0566
Sun.-Thurs. 11:30-9:30, Fri.-Sat. 11:30-10
www.rumbaypalmisland.com


GATOR CREEK BAND, (country), 6:30 p.m. -
10:30 p.m. Englewood Eagles #3885,250 Old Englewood
Rd., Englewood. 941-474-9802.
THE FLASHBACKS/SONNY AND SABLE,
(oldies), 7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Boca Royal, Royale Gulf and
Country Club, 1601 Englewood Rd., Englewood.
941-475-6464.
SOUTHERN DRAWL BAND, (live music),
6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir.,
Lake Suzy. 941-627-3474. Cover charge canned
goods and nonperishable food.
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD' EM
POKER, 12:30 p.m. -4 p.m. Olde World Restaurant,
14415 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-426-1155.
KARAOKE, with Mark McKinley. 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.
North Port Family Restaurant, 14525 Tamiami Trail,
North Port. 941-426-9885.
VALERIE SNEAD AND ED LODER, 7:30 p.m.
Music lovers of the'60s must see this show. The North
Port Performing Arts Center, 6400 W. Price Blvd, North
Port. 941-426-8479.
LA FLOR DOMINICANA MYSTERY
CIGAR EVENT, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. The mystery cigar is
a 62 x 44 (Lonsdale) Maduro. The makeup of the cigar
will remain a secret. The Tobacco Locker, 17506 Brighton
Ave., Unit E, Port Charlotte. Call owners Lynn or Bill
at 941-255-8825 to reserve a place for the mystery cigar
event.
QUIET FIRE BAND, (live music), 6:30 p.m. -
10:30 p.m. F. 0. E. Eagles #3296,23111 Harborview Rd.,
Port Charlotte. 941-629-1645.
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.
BINGO, 5:30 p.m. Port CharlotteVFW Post 5690,
23204 Freedom Ave., Port Charlotte. 941-467-4447.
SHAWN BROWN, (live music), on the patio
5 p.m. 8 p.m.The PortsideTavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte. 941-629-3055.














ARSENAL, (live music), 9 p.m. -1 a.m. The
Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Char-
lotte. 941-629-3055.
KARAOKE WITH THE CONNECTION,
8 p.m.- midnight. Nemos in Bowland, 3192 Harbor
Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941-625-4794.
BEANS AND SEEDS, 7 p.m. -11 p.m.
Alli-Gators, Port Charlotte Town Center Mall, 1441
Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-624-0067.
LEGENDS AND LOVE SONGS, per-
formed by Johnny T, 7:30 p.m. Cultural Center of
Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Char-
lotte. 941-625-4175.
HIGHTIDE, (live music), 8:30 p.m. midnight.
Dean's South of the Border, 130 Tamiami Trail,
Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100.
BIG T AND THE TORNADOS, (live music),
6 p.m. 8 p.m. Five O'Clock Club, 1930 Hillview St.,
Sarasota. 941-366-5555.
NEXXLEVEL, (variety band), 10 p.m. Five
O'Clock Club, 1930 Hillview St., Sarasota. 941-
366-5555.
JAZZ AT TWO WITH PIANIST TONY
CASTELLANO, JR., 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Unitarian
Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd.,
Sarasota. 941-366-1552.
KARAOKE WITH DJ JOHN, 9 p.m. -
midnight. Applebees Venice, 4329 Tamiami Trail,
Venice. 941-497-7740.
VALLERIE AND NEALE, 6:30 p.m. close. Al-
legro Bistro, 1740 E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889.

* Saturday


* President
* David Dunn-Rankin
* Publisher
0 Carol Moore
0 941-681-3031
* cymoore@sun-herald.com
* Let's Go! Editor
* Casey Ortlieb
* 941-681-3006
* cortlieb@sun-herald.com
4040 0*0*0 40


ODLE TOWN MARKET AND MAIN-
STREET FARMERS MARKET,9 a.m.- 2
p.m. Fresh produce, pickled products, jams, jellies,
homemade granola bars, baked goods, fresh and dried
herbs, arts, crafts, woodworking, quilts, sewing, plants
and other goodies will be available. Downtown Arca-
dia. For more information call 863-494-2020.
TAMPA BAY TIME MACHINE, (live music),
7 p.m. Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St.,
Englewood. 941-475-7501.
NEXXLEVEL, (vairety band), 8 p.m. midnight.
Lock N' Key Restaurant, 2045 N. Beach Rd., Engle-
wood Beach. 941-474-1517.
RAP-SO-DEE, (live music), 6 p.m. -10 p.m.
Englewood Moose 1993, 55 W. Dearborn St., Engle-
wood. 941-473-2670.
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.
PINA COLADA, 7 p.m. no cover. Beyond the
Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd.,
Englewood. 941-474-1400.
QUIET FIRE BAND, (live music), 6:30 p.m.
10:30 p.m. Englewood Eagles #3885, 250 Old Engle-
wood Rd., Englewood. 941-474-9802.
ROTONDA ELKS CASINO TRIP TO
TAMPA, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. The cost is $35 per person
with a $30 free play voucher, free drinks and snacks on
the bus. $1 Bingo, with proceeds going to the winners.
Tickets are on sale at the bar at the Rotonda Elks
Lodge. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. and return at 5 p.m.
from the Rontonda Elks Lodge, 303 Rotonda Blvd. E.,
Englewood. 941-697-2710.
PANCAKE BRUNCH, 7:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Fellowship Hall, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood.
941-474-5588.
PAUL ROUSH, (live music), 2 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy.
941-627-3474. Cover charge canned goods and
nonperishable food.
KARAOKE, 7 p.m. -10 p.m. North Port Family
Restaurant, 14525 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-
426-9885.
NORTH PORT FARMERS/CRAFT MAR-
KET, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 14942 Tamiami Trail, North Port.
941-240-6100.
POETRY AT THE POND OPEN MIC,1 p.m.
4 p.m. Calling all adult and young adult poets. Sign-
ups begin at 12:45 at the Pond. North Port Library,
13800 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-861-1307.


' PoirtoLloR"
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I Waterfront Live
Entertainment & Dining
Wed. Greg Rini "Rat Pack" 6 till Close
Thurs. Karaoke, DJ Bill Fell 6 till Close I
Sat. Steve Flag 6 till Close
Come by Car or Boat
Burnt Store Marina, 3200 Matecumbe Key Rd., Punta Gorda
Call For Reservations Today'
50445205 941-639-3650

N EXXLEVEL, 4:30 p.m. Charlotte County Relay
For Life, Port Charlotte High School.
KITT MORAN, (jazz), 7 p.m.-10 p.m. J.D.'s Bistro
Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-255-
0994.
KARAOKE, Port Charlotte VFW Post 5690, 23204
Freedom Ave., Port Charlotte. 941-467-4447.
KARAOKE WITH THE CONNECTION,
8 p.m.-midnight. Nemos in Bowland, 3192 Harbor
Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941-625-4794.
KARAOKE WITH DJ DON, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-629-3055 or www.theportside.com.
FISH EARTH DAY. 10 a.m.-noon. Bring your
kids and let them learn how to fish.The program
teaches casting, fishing safety, knot tying, the tackle
box, catch and release tactics, fishing habitat and
conservation. It is taught by professional guides and
knowledgeable anglers. Parents or guardians must
accompany attendees. Fishermen's Village, 1200 W.
Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. Register by calling
941-639-2628.
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Making choices

"They" say that season is winding down.
Not true. Plays are still opening at area theaters.
"Crowns" opened last night at Venice and "Harvey
continues at The Players. "Venice in Fur" opens Friday
in the Historic Asolo Theater at the John and Mable
Ringling Museum while the Asolo Rep productions of
"Clybourne Park"and "The Game's Afoot" continue in the
Mertz Theatre at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.
Also opening Friday night is the Sarasota Film Festival,
which will offer 222 films, gala parties and more in
several Sarasota venues through April 14. No one can do
it all but one man was able to see 37 films at last year's
festival. Consider topping that your challenge if you are
a real film buff.
But you can't be there during the day on Saturday
because you need to be in Venice for the Second Annual
Venice Bookfair and Writers Festival. Meet and greet
writers and publishers and booksellers in Centen-
nial Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Listen to talks by
best-selling authors and attend workshops on writing
and publishing from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Venice
Theatre.
New this year a chance to pitch your work of
fiction to a real agent. Emphasis is on chance. Would-
be authors need to place their names in the drawing
at the theater between 9 and 9:30 a.m. for a chance to
meet with literary agent Camille Cline for five minutes
either between 10 and 11 a.m. or 2 and 3 p.m. Prepare
a 5-minute pitch and then make sure you enter the
drawing on time. Good luck.
Sunday, back to the film festival or off to Placida to
hear Kitt & Mike Moran at Zydeco Grille's Sunday Brunch.
Call 941-828-2472.
Next week in Venice the Sharks Tooth Festival!


Rapper Lil

Wayne says he's

an epileptic
THE 1SS.Ci-TEC'PPESS
Lil Wayne says he's an epileptic and has
had seizures for years.
In an interview with Los Angeles-based
radio station Power 106 on Thursday, the
30-year-old rapper said epilepsy caused his
most recent health scare earlier this month
when he was rushed to a hospital. Wayne
said he had three back-to-back seizures.
The Grammy winner says: "I've had a
bunch of seizures, y'all just never hear about
them."
Wayne says he "could've died" and that the
recent seizures were a result of "just plain
stress, no rest, overworking myself."
He released his 10th album, "I Am Not a
Human Being II," this week. He'll embark on
a 40-city tour in July with rappers T.I. and
Future.
The New Orleans native, whose given
name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., is one of
the biggest stars not only of his genre but in
all music.


Ask and you


shall receive
I had a request last week to list the "Out and About"
section by location rather than just day. The best way I
could think to accomplish what the reader wanted, yet
still be in date order was to still list events and live music
by day. However, group them in the days by location. You
will now notice that until Wednesday all of the events in
Englewood will be listed together, then Port Charlotte,
Punta Gorda, Venice and so on. I listed the cities alpha-
betically. I did the same for all the other days of the week
as well. Locations are italicized for your convenience as
well. I can't make every request a reality, but if you'd like
to see something change in Let's Go! and we think it will
be beneficial to other readers as well, I will do my best to
get it done.
This week is packed full of fun. Venice will be holding
the Venice Bookfair and Writers Festival on Saturday. See
page 10 for details. If you've been waiting for the Redneck
Yacht Club to open for another fun-filled weekend,
don't miss this weekend's Trucks Gone Wild spring break
celebration. There will be live music and mudding fun for
everyone. Prefer to stay clean? It's not too late to sign up
for the Bar Stool Open in Port Charlotte. The locations for
sign-ups are listed on page 9. Not only is the event a lof of
fun, it benefits the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition.
Stay tuned next week for another Let's Go! contest. In
celebration of the Sharks Tooth Festival in Venice next
weekend, we will have yet another reader contest for you
to participate in to win a gift certificate to a restaurant in
Venice.


CONQUISTADORS

34th Anniversary !


BALL

(19 ~?9~


Come celebrate the 500t anniversary
of Ponce de Leon's arrival in Charlotte Harbor
Saturday, April 6th, 5:30 PM
at the Charlotte County Cultural Center.


Enjoy Dinner, Dancing to
the music of the Gregory Miller Band,
Changing of the guard ceremony,
and Cash bar.
Drawings for Door Prizes.


Tickets are $45 and may be purchased at
( Big Cheese Eatery, 209 W. Olympia, Punta Gorda,
*.* ~ or by calling Larry Sexton, 941-505-4686
A www.conquistadors-florida.com


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DENNY PEZZIN, (live music), 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Porto
Bello at Latitudes Restaurant, Burnt Store Marina, 3200
Matecumbe Key Rd., Punta Gorda. 941-639-3650.
RUMMAGE SALE, 8 a.m. noon.The Church of
the Good Shepherd, 401 W. Henry St.,Punta Gorda.
941-639-2757.
PUNTA GORDA FARMERS MARKET,8a.m.-
1 p.m.TaylorStreetandW. Olympia Avenue, Pun taGorda.
10,000 VIEWS, (live music), 8:30 p.m.- midnight.
Dean's South of the Border, 130Tamiami Trail, Punta
Gorda. 941-575-6100.
SOUTHWIND BLUEGRASS BAND, (bluegrass
music),2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Punta Gorda Historical Society's
Train Depot, 1009 Taylor Rd., at Carmelita Street in Punta
Gorda. Grabyour chairs, sit back and enjoy some free
music. 941-235-0372.
DOOWOP DENNY, (oldies), 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Saltwater Cafe, 1071 Tamiami Trail N., Nokomis. 941-488-
3775.
LAUREN MITCHELL BAND, (blues), 10 p.m. Five
O'ClockClub, 1930 HillviewSt.,Sarasota. 941-366-5555.
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD EM'
POKER, noon 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. close. Big Daddy's
Burger Den, 545 Tamiami Trail, Venice. 941-244-9440.
THE FLASHBACKS/SONNY AND SABLE,
(oldies), 7 p.m. -10 p.m. The Allegro Bistro, 1740 E. Venice
Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889.
VENICE FARMERS MARKET,8a.m.-noon.
Centennial Park, Downtown Venice. Local produce, plants,
flowers, crafts,jewelry, soaps, imported oils, seafood,
pastries and more.

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BREAKFAST AT ENGLEWOOD ELKS,8a.m.-
noon. $6.50 all you can eat. Englewood Elks, 401 N. Indiana
Ave.,Englewood. 941-474-1404.
SUNCOAST CHORALE, 3:30 p.m. Community
Presbyterian Church, 405 S. McCall Rd., Englewood.
888-326-8402.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, registration 5 p.m.,
play from 6p.m. -11 p.m. The End Zone, 2411 S. McCall
Road, Englewood. 941-473-ZONE.
ROD STEWART TRIBUTE DINNER
SHOW, starring Bob Stewart. $33 plus tax includes
the show and dinner. 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. show.
Beyond the Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S.
Access Rd., Englewood. 941-474-1400.
NEXXLEVEL, (vairety band), 2 p.m.- 5 p.m. Doc
Ford's, 708 Fisherman's Wharf, Fort Myers Beach.
239-765-9660.
TRU KOUNTRY BAND, (country), 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
The Shell Factory, 2787 N.Tamiami Trail, FortMyers.
S239-677-9734.
KELLY MCGUIRE, 2 p.m. 5 p.m. Nav-A-Gator,
9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy. 941-627-3474.
Cover charge canned goods and nonperishable
food.
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD'EM
POKER, 12:30 p.m. 4 p.m. Olde World Restaurant,
14415 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-426-1155.
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.
5TH ANNUAL SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
BRIDAL SHOW AND EXPO, noon 5 p.m.
Fishermen's Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta
Gorda.
BODIE VALDEZ AND THE WHODOOS,
(blues), 1 p.m. 5 p.m. Tilly's Tap Highway 17,3149
Duncan Rd., Punta Gorda. 941-505-0798.
TERRY HOGAN, (live music), 6:30 p.m. -
10:30 p.m. Dean's South of the Border, 130 Tamiami
Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100.
FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. 2 p.m. History
Park, 501 Shreve St., Pun ta Gorda. Shop for veg-
etables, plants meats and gifts. 941-380-6814.
GUIDED GARDEN TOURS, 2p.m. Walk the
grounds with Florida native gardener, Starr Zachritz.
$5 suggested donation gets you a plant to take home.
History Park, 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda.
GAS HOUSE GORILLAS, (rock), 10 p.m. Five
O'Clock Club, 1930 Hillview St., Sarasota. 941-366-
5555.

Monday


LEMON BAY BARBERSHOP CHORUS,
6:30 p.m. Christ Lutheran Church, Englewood.
941-429-0215.


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., Engle-
wood. 941-474-2356.
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD 'EM
POKER, 6 p.m. close. Olde World Restaurant, 14415
Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-426-1155.
JOYFUL RINGERS, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. The Joyful
Ringers Handbell Choir invite prospective bell ringers
to join them in 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.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, Port Charlotte
VFW Post 5690, 23204 Freedom Ave., Port Char-
lotte. 941-467-4447.
JEFF HUGHES, (live music), 7 p.m.- 11 p.m.
Dean's South of the Border, 130 Tamiami Trail, Punta
Gorda. 941-575-6100.
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD 'EM
POKER, noon 4:30 p.m. Big Daddy's Burger Den,
545 Tamiami Trail, Venice. 941-244-9440.
THE FLASHBACKS/SONNY AND SABLE,
(oldies), 7 p.m. -10 p.m. Rotonda American Legion
#113,3436 Indiana Rd., Rotonda. 941-697-3616.
DUAL-SAX RON AND THE HORNETS,
(jazz), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Allegro Bistro, 1740 E.
Venice Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889.


U Tuesday

J.R. DAVIS AND CO., (bluegrass), 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Zydeco Grille, 8501 Placida Rd. #15, Cape Haze. 941-828-
1472.
KARAOKE, 6:30 p.m. Englewoods on Dear-
born, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood.
941-475-7501.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, Registration at
4 p.m. start at 5 p.m.- close. Baypoint Grill, 3502 N.
Access Rd. Ste. 1, Englewood.
ESCAPE BAN D, (live music), 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
Englewood Eagles #3885,250 Old Englewood Rd., Engle-
wood. 941-474-9802.
KATE KEYS, free concert. 7 p.m. Beyond the
Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd.,
Englewood. 941-474-1400.
OPEN MIC NIGHT, 6 p.m. Lake View
Restaurant, 5605 S. McCall Road, Port Charlotte.
941-697-9200.


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TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 5pm Whiskey
Creek, 2746 Tamiami Trail, Po'. r Ch..". irr/
941 766-0045
BINGO, 11 a m All proceeds benefit the
Charlotte County Homeless Coalition Port Charlotte
Elks Lodge 2153, 20225 Kemlworth Blvd Pt.'
.-,l..rre 941-627?4313ext 115
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 7 pm .11 pm
Nemos in Bowland, 3192 Harbor Blvd Pc,:or Ch.1l -
crre 941-625.4794
POCKET ROCKETS TEXAS HOLD 'EM
POKER, 6 pm (lose Deans North of the Border,
23063 Harborview Blvd ,'Po r Ch.ri-:.ierr: 941-743-
6100
TORCHED, (live music, 8 pm midnight
Deans South of the Border, 130 Tamiami Trail,
PtF"un.. G '.t,:1. 941-575-6100
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On Monday April 8, Visani presents
"Hitsville Live"starring Glenn Leonard,
former lead singer for The Temptations
from 1975-1983.
Glenn Leonard is the only actual
Motown Recording artist touring
with his own Motown Review. Local
favorites, The Crashers band will be
backing up Glenn. In addition Verceal
and Brenda Watty who was a 20-year
member of The Marvelettes will be
performing. Glenn's show pays tribute
to all the legendary hit makers of
Motown including The Temptations (of


course!), The Supremes, Stevie Wonder,
Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The
Marvelettes, Mary Wells and so many
more.
This amazing performance is part of
a complete dinner and show package.
Patrons will enjoy a complete dinner
including beverage and dessert. The
ticket price of $45 also includes sales
tax and gratuity. Doors open for dinner
and cocktails at 5 p.m., with the show
starting at 7:30 p.m.
For additional information visit
their website www.visani.net or call
941-629-9191. Visani Restaurant is
located at 2400 Kings Highway, in Port
Charlotte.


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remember, and fight back. All Relays will have food, fun, games, and silent
auction, along with American Cancer Society patient services information.
Come celebrate the Survivors among us and, during the Luminaria Ceremony
at dark, remember those who we have lost to cancer.


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April 6 7, 2013
1 p.m.- 7 a.m.
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1250 Cooper Street
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Opening Ceremony: 6:00 p.m.
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What's in a name? David Chen and his
family, owners of iAsia, Asian Wok and Sushi,
decided that adding the "i" before "Asia" was
a suitable way to name their restaurant.
After all, they feature a huge assortment of
Asian dishes-Chinese, Thai, Japanese, and
Sushi on their extensive menu.
In Mandarin "i"means"like"and lovers
of Asian food are certain to find what they
like on the menu. iAsia is located in the very
busy North Port Cocoplum Village Shopping
Center, 17399 Tamiami Trail. Its distinctive
sign is easy to spot, and parking is not a
problem.
Fifteen years ago David Chen relocated
from mainland China to New York City where
he learned how to prepare Asian dishes at
his uncle's restaurants in Chinatown. After
working several years in NYC, he and his
wife Lily bought a small take-out restau-
rant in Titusville, Fla. A few years later,
the couple, along with several cousins and
family members, decided that the time was
right for them to open a larger restaurant,
one that could provide seating for people
choosing to dine-in and not just take food
home. Since North Port was growing by leaps
and bounds, it seemed the perfect spot for
the Chen family business, and they couldn't
be happier with their decision.
David Chen has a great sense of humor.
When first asked what "i" meant in Chinese,
he grinned saying, "It stands for iPhone."


He then proceeded to show how customers
could order meals directly from their
phones. "It's very simple," he explained while
reaching for his phone. "All they have to do is
log onto iAsia's website www.BeyondMenu.
com, register to become a customer, sign
in with a password, and order." Preferred
customers, whether ordering by phone or
online from the iAsia website, are offered
specials not always available on a weekly
basis. On the "order online page" customers
may choose express dine-in, pickup, or
delivery. It's easy to simply click on food
items and add them to a cart. Catering is
available, and orders can also be ordered
online. Small, medium, roll, and house party
trays are offered with prices ranging from
$39.95 to $50.95.
The Chen family is proud of the fact that
their restaurant is truly a family restaurant
dedicated to serving top quality fresh food
at reasonable prices that local families can
afford. Their lunch menu offers items priced
from $4.95-$10.50, and lunch is served until
3 p.m. Dinner prices vary from $5.95-$14.95.
Popular items include: bagel rolls, harumaki
Japanese spring rolls, deluxe combos with
shrimp tempura and vegetable rolls, and
Chef's specialties such as duck tamarind
(crispy boneless half duck with tamarind
sauce) at $14.95. According to NYC visitors,
Nicko and Kim Corior, "The food here is as
good as what we get in New York. We'll
be back." iAsia is open 7 days a week. Call
941-429-2668 or visit them at the Cocoplum
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By CHRIS KOURAPIS
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Codfather's Seafood and Grille, located at
6800 Placida Road in Englewood, is owned and
operated by the Kishbaughs, Kris and Liz, and the
Coopers, Liz's father Joe and his wife Sue. Both
Joe and Sue hail from New England, and Joe is a
national sales director fora seafood distributor.
"Codfather's replaced the former Pixie restaurant
and has been completely remodeled,"explained
Joe, who knows every aspect of the food busi-
ness. His family has managed the popular Cooper
Seafood Restaurant in Pennsylvania foryears.
"My job at Codfather's is to make sure that guests
are happy,"he added. "When dishes are made
to order, it may take a bit more time, but people
understand and appreciate our efforts."Sue and
Liz greet customers, tend bar, and serve wherever
needed. "We think of ourselves as a place forfine
dining in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We're the
only restaurant in the area offering an extensive,
ever-changing selection of wine and beer, special
beerthat people can't buy at the store.'said Liz.
Liz's husband, Kris Kishbaugh aka Chef Kishi,
has been cooking and baking since he was 8
years old."I began by washing dishes, chopping
vegetables, and assisting professional chefs in
some of Pennsylvania's best restaurants,"'he
explained. After graduating from high school,
where he had gained recognition playing football
fora team ranked third in the nation, Kishbaugh
applied fora job as head cook at a nationally
known health care facility in Pennsylvania where


he faced a dilemma. "They were operating
with a deficit, and the dining room offered only
prepared food. Servers stood around, waiting
for food to be defrosted." He gradually substi-
tuted fresh ingredients for prepared foods and
re-trained staff. Within a few years, the facility
recouped financially and residents enjoyed
tasty meals. Kishbaugh's early training paid off,
and he's been using only fresh ingredients and
cooking from scratch ever since.
Seafood is always fresh at Codfather's. For
starters, diners can choose from appetizers that
include spicy shrimp bombers and cheesy crab/
spinach dip. Homemade New England clam
chowder or crab bisque (a secret recipe) are very
popularalong with Liz's original pearand pecan
salad of mixed greens, candied pecans, dried
cranberries, pearslices, and blue cheese crumbles.
This can be topped with grilled, blackened or fried
chicken, crab cake, salmon, tuna orshrimp. It's
important to note thatall seasonings, salad dress-
ings, sauces and compound butters, are prepared
in-house. Entrees are served with salad and two
side dishes. Specialties include crab-stuffed shrimp
orsesame teriyaki Ahi tuna topped with teriyaki
glaze. Gluten-free choices are also available. For
Sunday brunch homemade biscuits with sausage
gravy and orange ricotta pancakes with strawber-
ries are popular. For dessert, diners may opt for Key
lime pie, love cake, or ice cream sandwiches. See
a complete menu at: www.codfathersrestaurant
com or call 941-380-5200. They're open Tuesday
through Saturday from 3 p.m.-9 p.m. (happy hour,
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Ferguson, Denise Dull, Angie Torres, Tina Figliuolo, Carol Young-Haitt and Kris
Peterson (committee members missing Judy Poirer & Clare Donaldson).
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Where: Register and begin at any of the nine
bars listed.
When: Saturday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m. until
5 p.m. If you haven't registered your team yet,
please get there at 10 a.m.
Tickets: The cost to register a team of four is
$100. One hundred percent of the registration fees
will go to the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition.
Information: Between Barstool Open
sponsorships and the bars donating bar fees, that
covers all the costs and allows GNO to give all the
registration fees to the charity. For more informa-
tion visit the website at www.englewoodchamber.
com/events/barstool-open.


By DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT

Girls'nights out are usually guaranteed
to be a good time for all the participants. A
chance to hang out
with your girlfriends
and talk and laugh Registrat
for the better part
of the evening. But Dean's North of
as Denise Dull can view Road, Punta
attest, sometimes Q's Sports Bar -
that night out with Port Charlotte, 94
the girls turns into Gatorz Bar and
something even Port Charlotte, 94
better. Portside Tavern
"We are a group Charlotte, 941-62!
of ladies who are Whiskey Creek
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various charities Paddy Wagon Ir
and put our heads Tamiami Trail, Por
together to do some- John Hall's Goal
thing good;'Dull Trail, Port Charlot
said."We started in Luigi's Pizzeria -
Punta Gorda in 2008, Port Charlotte, 94
when we were at a Chubby'z Sport
women's function Tamiami Trail, Por
together."
What they started
was a group called Girls Night Out, or GNO,
which holds"Bar Stool Opens"each year
to benefit local charities. The one in Punta
Gorda is held in October to benefit Dollars


for Mammograms (next one is October 6)
and the one this month in Port Charlotte
will benefit the Charlotte County Homeless
Coalition.
"This Barstool Open is in nine participating
locations in Port
Charlotte;"Dull
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three mini-golf
Border 23064 Harbor- event.Teams go
Ia, 941-743-6100 around and play
30 North Tamiami Trail, and keep score."
4-6969 Groups can
- 3816 Tamiami Trail, sign up in teams
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3636 Tamiami Trail, Port golfers. As they
55 go around to
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arlotte, 941-766-0045 bars, there will
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arlotte, 941-206-0782 that is unique to
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41-979-9933 establishment
883 South Tamiami Trail, for them to
4-3535 play.Thisyear's
rn & Grill 4109 theme is Luau.
arlotte, 941-613-0002 "The people
who play, dress
up in costumes
and come up with funky names;' Dull said.
"It's up to each bar owner what they want to
do, but they always decorate and do different
things to make it fun."


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on a couple of years longer, there are usually Brothers F
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between 60 to 70 teams, but she's hoping for "After it'
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Readers and writers converge at the Venice Book Fair


By CHRIS KOURAPIS
SUN CORRESPONDENT

Book lovers will have an opportunity to
meet and greet more than 30 authors this
Saturday at the Venice Book Fair and Writers
Festival, an annual event benefiting Venice
Heritage, Inc. Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on
April 6, festival attendees are invited to stroll
along Centennial Park in Downtown Venice
where a diverse group of writers will be
displaying, selling and signing books of every
size and description.
Animal lovers will want to learn about
Trouper, a blind raccoon, the subject of
Kyle Miller's latest work. Others may enjoy
meeting local novelist Shannon Esposito
who writes unique pet psychic mysteries.
Kimball Beery and Robert Fuqua will be on
hand to share stories about fishing local
waterways and discovering rare sharks'teeth.
Baseball fans who love pictorial history will
be thrilled with Sarasota teacher/historian
ay Sinabaldi's book "Spring Training in
enton and Sarasota." Sinabald is.

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memorabilia collectorwho combines the art
of"telling of a story with photographs."His
passion for baseball and the Red Sox inspired
him to co-author two books,"The Babe in Red
Stockings"and "Images of America, Fenway
Park."
No admission charge is required for those
wishing to browse the book/vendor booths in
the park. However,a $10 ticket will provide
access to presentations, workshops and
activities inside the Venice Theatre located
140 W. Tampa Ave. Activities on the main
stage begin at 10 a.m. with a program by
Ward Larsen, an award-winning author
of espionage thrillers whose debut novel,
"The Perfect Assassin,"is being made into a
motion picture scheduled to be released by
the end of the 2013. Larsen graduated from
the University of Central Florida, enlisted in
the US Air Force, and flew 22 combat missions
in Operation Desert Storm. His latest work
includes thrillers such as"Fly by Night,""Fly by
Wire"and "Stealing Trinity."
Venice High teacher Daniel Rubin will
.join Sen. Nancy Detert to discuss his "Ho,4


Government Really Works: Despite What They
Say,"at 11:15 a.m. At 1 p.m. techno-thriller
enthusiasts will be entertained by David
Hagberg and James Swain, and International
best-selling author, Tim Dorsey, will take the
stage at 2 p.m. where he'll discuss his recent
novel "The Rip Tide Ultra-Glide." Nation-
ally syndicated TV show host Lisa Daily will
speak about writing and dating at 2:45 p.m.
The last main stage event will take place at
3:30 p.m.when author and artist Kim Cool
leads a panel discussion about all aspects of
publishing.
At 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Directors Room,
aspiring writers are invited to present theirwork
to be critiqued by literary agent and editor,
Camille Cline, and at 11 a.m. Clarissa Thomasson,
author of"Defending Hillsborough'will conduct
a workshop on writing historical fiction. At 1 p.m.
Nancy Buscherwill present"Is Fiction Popular?"
and"10 Building Blocks for Writing for Children."
The Venice Book Fair is sponsored by Gulf
Coast Community Foundation, Venice Maga-
zine, and the Venice Gondolier. For information,
yis www.venkebokfaiooAg ..,


Have a novel idea
pitch it
By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Would-be novelists have the chance
of a lifetime Saturday at the Second
Annual Venice Bookfair and Writers'
Festival the chance to pitch their
novel to a real agent.
The operative word is "chance."
Would-be novelists need to be at
Venice Theatre between 9 a.m. and
9:30 a.m. to enter their names into a
drawing for a chance to pitch their novel
idea. There is a $10 fee to participate in
this or any other activity at the theater,
which will offer a daylong list of talks
and seminars from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Those 12 whose names are drawn will
have five minutes to "pitch"their idea
to literary agent Camille Cline. Pitches
will be heard from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Winners of the
drawing will be assigned a time during
one of these two time slots.
Authors should bring a one-page,
double-spaced synopsis of their project,
described in no more than 25 words.
Leave space at the bottom for Cline
to provide comments and publishing
company and agent contact sugges-
tions.
Cline also will participate in a seminar
on publishing from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the theater. That seminar will include a
publisher, an e-book author, a published
non-fiction writer and Cline.


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Barstool Open 2013 the Back Nine
Saturday, April 6th Registration starts at I 0am closing party at 5pm Presente
Enjoy 9 holes of miniature golf at nine different bars throughout Port Charlotte! Register by SUN][ 'AMr
March 31 st at any of the participating bars. For more information please contact Denise Dull
at 941.626.9439 or Kris Peterson at 941.815.1888. A More Than Hope event


SaturdayApril 6th from I Iam to 3pm
Chick-Fil-A 1814 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte
Get your car washed for only $5, and receive a coupon for a FREE chicken sandwich.
For more information please contact Alecia at 941.627.4313 X1I 19 or email at
alecia.cunningham@cchomelesscoalition.org. A Chick-A-Boom event

Giant Community Yard Sale
Sunday,April 7th from 9am to 2pm
Tringali Recreation Center 3060 N. Access Rd, Englewood (Next to the library)
Come check out this great multi-vendor giant yard sale! You can also donate items for us to .grfl I
sell, helping those in need! To arrange a pick up or for more information, contact Sharon at
941.474.751 I or email us at cchcderby@comcast.net A Lucky Lemon Bay Event Apr
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$100/4
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Visani Restaurant and Comedy Zone 2400 Kings Hwy, Port Charlotte register
Laugh the night away while enjoying great food and a comedy show! Tickets can be purchased John Hall's
Goal Post Grill e
by contacting Alecia at 941.623.3092 or email Alecia.Cunningham@cchomelesscoalition.org. & Sports Bar
100% of ticket sales benefits the Coalition! A Chick-A-Boom event CHUBBY rZ2 *

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Bfar & Grill
Thursday, April I Ith from 12pm- 4pm For more i
Books-A-Million 1825 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte or Kris Peters
Join us in our efforts to prevent and end homelessness in our community! Please present
the voucher from the flyer to the cashier before completing your purchase. For more
information and a copy of the flyer please contactAlecia at 941.623.3092 or email at
alecia.cunningham@cchomelesscoalition.org. A Chick-A-Boom event

Charlotte Idol Auditions
Friday, April 12th at 6pm
Cultural Center of Charlotte County Theater 2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte
Charlotte County's version of Idol! Only 50 auditions will be accepted. Audience tickets are $25 including
heavy hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. For more information and tickets, contact Michael Overway at
941.883.1890 or by email at michael.overway@cchomelesscoalition.org. A Sun State Favorite event 181
2ND Annual Disabled American Veterans Night
Saturday, April 13th at 6:30pm 1
Charlotte Sports Park 2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte **rece
Come on out to the ball game and support the areas veterans and the Charlotte County Homeless
Coalition by donating cash or canned goods! Tickets $12 each. For more information or to buy tickets,
please contact Mike Herman at 941.204.4212. A Blazing Torch event 941 62


Saturday, April 13th Doors open at 8pm Aleicia cun
Masquerades Bar and Cabaret 3492 Tamiami Trail, Units A & B, Port Charlotte
Join us for a night of fun to help those in need in our community! A $5 suggested donation can be given at
the door; enjoy a full bar and amazing menu. For more information please contactAlecia at 941.623.3092
or email at alecia.cunningham@cchomelesscoalition.org. A Chick-A-Boom event

Charlotte Idol Finals Night
Friday, April 19th at 6pm
Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center 75 Taylor St, Punta Gorda
This is the night! Join the finalists and judges for an evening of fun and music! Dinner buffet and cash bar included in
ticket priced at $75 per person or $750 table of ten. Amazing sponsorship packages available. For tickets contact
Michael Overway at (941)-883-1890 or email Michael.Overway@cchomelesscoalition.org. A Sun State Favorite event

4th Annual Driving Out Hunger Golf Scramble
Saturday,April 20th Registration begins at 7:30am, 8:30 Shotgun start
Kingsway Country Club I 3625 SW Kingsway Circle, Lake Suzy
This year's event will be a four-person scramble and will feature cash prizes for the winning teams.There will be
putting contests, hole challenges along with a silent auction! Cost is $75 per person, which includes cart, breakfast,
and lunch. For more information please contact Tina Figliuolo at 941.627.4313 ext I 18 or email tina.figliuolo@
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Come by our booth and purchase donated items!
All proceeds benefit the
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"Blackfish"'a documentary about"the
consequences of whale captivity" kicks
off the 15th annual Sarasota Film Festival
Friday night at Sarasota's Van Wezel
Performing Arts Center.
Filmed on location in Florida and else-
where,"Blackfish," directed and produced
by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, is an example
of the scope of the 222 films offered at this
year's festival.
Even the most ardent fan will not be able


to see them all, something that only festival
director Tom Hall had managed in the
weeks prior to the event kick-off March 23 at
Venice Art Center.
"A guy from St. Petersburg came and
stayed in a hotel last year,"Hall said."He
managed to see 37 films."
Scott Ciencin had seen about half of this
year's films by March 20 when he spoke
about some of his favorites at the Venice Art
Center.
Among his favorites,"The Dirties"and
"The Forgotten Kingdom." He said the first
one, directed by Matt Johnson, is about a


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tions of school violence and already won a
Slamdance Festival award,"'Ciencin said. (It
won Best Narrative Feature and the Spirit
of Slamdance Award at the 2013 festival,
according to that festival's website).
The second film Ciencin described as"a
coming of age travelogue" in a stunning
setting. Directed by Andrew Mudge, it is set
in the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Both of these films are in the Indepen-
dent Vision Competition. Other categories
include feature films, documentary features
and narrative features.
Because of the way films and events are
scheduled, careful planning is in order for
anyone hoping to duplicate the feat. Some
films are screened just once. Others may be
shown several times and in different locales
but the logistics can be challenging, especially
if a viewer also hopes to attend some of the
special events such as the UN Women Recep-
tion from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 6 at
the Sarasota Art Center, the Tribute luncheon
honoring Mariel Hemingway, Lili Taylor, Griffin
Dunne, Barbara Kopple and Suzanne Clement
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 12 at Sara-
sota Yacht Club. Tickets for the luncheon are
$200 per person and in limited supply.
For the third year, there also will be a
free "sensory friendly"film offering for
those "with cognitive and developmental
disabilities." Lights and sound will be
turned down to provide a stress-free
experience and gluten-free snacks will
be offered. The film is "Zarafa"a cartoon
about a young boy and a giraffe. Free
tickets are required and available at the
film festival box office.
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reading of student film ideas to several big-
bucks, big ticket events. Supporter members
get advance deals and discounts for $45
single or $75 couple. Single tickets are
$12.50 but reduced to $10 with this deal.
There are 222 films this year.
The ultimate package may be the $1,000
Cinephile Express Pass which gives ticket-
less access to all regular screenings plus
preferred seating, access to the filmmaker
lounge and tickets to such special events as
the opening night film and party, the late
night after party and other special events.
A young screenwriters event is free and
will feature staged readings of original
screenplays by students from Phoenix
Academy and Sarasota County Technical
Institute.
"Five thousand students in 30 area
schools from pre-school to high school will
participate, at no cost to the students,"
festival education director Allison Koehler
said. "There are 13 educational programs."
Mariel Hemingway will be honored with
the festival's Impact Award, co-presented
by UN Women. Also being honored at the
festival are Griffin Dunne (for his perfor-
mance in "The Discoverers"), two-time
Oscar- winning director Barbara Kopple
and World Cinema Award winner Suzanne
Clement.
The festival concludes April 13 with film-
maker awards and the film,"Frances Ha,"
directed by Noah Baumbach. Tickets for the
film are $25 with VIP tickets for $125. To
order tickets by phone, call 941-366-6200 or
866-575-FILM. For questions, call 941-366-
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by press time. Begin your in-depth festival
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motorized vehicles surrounded by mud is your
idea of a good time, you could be a good candi-
date for the Redneck Yacht Club's Trucks Gone Wild
Spring Break event.
Situated on more than 800 mud-filled acres
in Punta Gorda, the Redneck Yacht Club is a place
that holds events where people can come camp
out and enjoy some good, clean mudding.
"It's about two miles from front to back and
about a mile from side to side',"said Paul
,^ King, director of marketing for
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come from all over the world to our pro[
Travel Channel even picked us as one oft
'interesting vacation' destinations.:'
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atthe mud park this year, and one of thi
is the upcoming Trucks Gone Wild Sprin
Because of the time of year it is, this eve
be geared toward the college-age crowi
course, people of all ages are welcome t
'There's about $5,000 up for grabs in
races,"King said. "We're very proud, beca
winning amounts of the races overall ar
high over $40,000 in payoffs."
The gates will open at the event on Fi
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g Break. mudding in their own vehicles that day, and there
ntwill are a lot of areas forthem to do that
d, but of "We have eight places for mudding a
o come. specific ATV area only and eight mudholes that
the truck everyone can get into,"King said. "We even have
iuse the 'snorkeling, where they can take their ATV or Jeep
e quite and drive through the water with a snorkel. It
allows them to float through the mud or water'
friday Friday night, there will be a stage show
ing into featuring Rusty's Rodeo. And after the truck races
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trucks,"'King said. "We even have'grudge match'
pulls. That's when anyone with a truck who thinks
they're bad enough to pull against someone else
can bring it on.'
King said that the trucks used in the pulls are
massive and the Yacht Club breaks them down
into two classes 7,500 and 9,000 pounds.
Saturday night, attendees can enjoy another
stage show, this one by the Tobacco Road Band,
a Tallahassee-based musical group. Then the
mudding fun lasts until 5 p.m. on Sunday. After
all that mud and all that fun, there's only one way
to end it -with some clean water.
"We also have the world's largest buggy wash,"
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few restaurants in the area offering Bloody Mary bars:
TT's Tiki Bar at Four Points By Sheraton Punta
Gorda Harborside Hotel
This casual, no-frills bar is the only place in Punta Gorda
that has a Bloody Mary bar on Saturdays that starts at
10 a.m. til "everything runs out,"said bartender Amber
Morrison. The fixings bar is stocked with the basics: Bloody
Mary mix, horseradish, Tabasco sauce, olives, limes and celery
sticks. And while it doesn't have a wide array of trimmings,
or brunch, Morrison said Tiki's Bloody Mary bar has what
no other bar offers: shrimp. "It sets us apart,"she said. And
starting at $2.50 a drink, it's also an unbeatable deal.
The Tiki Bar is located at 150 West Retta Esplanade, Punta
Gorda. For more information, call 941-637-6770.
Dean's South of the Border
Sunday breakfast at Dean's is not complete without a trip
to their Bloody Mary. The bar is loaded with fresh olives and
okra, pickles spears, jalapenos, carrots, celery, horseradish,
tomato juice, clam juice, Bloody Mary mix and a variety of
hot sauces and spices. Dean's Blood Mary Bar kicks off at
10 a.m. and goes to about 2 p.m. every Sunday. Prices start
at $3.50. The atmosphere is casual and the breakfasts are
plentiful.
Dean's South of the Border is located at 130 Tamiami Trail,
Punta Gorda. For more information, call 941-743-6100.
Jack's On Marion
Sunday brunch is this restaurant's main attraction, but if
you want to pair your bacon and eggs with a yummy cocktail
salad, the Bloody Mary bar at Jack's is definitely worth
perusing. For $5 you can have a 16-ounce glass of house
vodka and ice and jazz it up with all your favorite trimmings.
The presentation is neatly arranged featuring a few extra
condiments the other neighboring bars don't have like pearl
onions and asparagus. Jack's Bloody Mary bar kicks off at 11


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Crisp and refreshing, the cocktail can be paired
with any number of gourmet trimmings at the
bar. There are pickled beets and roasted veggie
skewers, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, smoked
bacon and handcrafted artisan vodkas to choose
from like the chipolte vodka infused with real
chilies and, of course, a variety of spices and other
toppings. The bar makes its own Bloody Mary mix, a
concoction of fresh tomato, roasted garlic and spices,
that will leave you wanting more. Bloody Marys start
at $9 a piece; $4 per refill. The Bloody Mary bar goes
from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get there early, this popular
eatery has a loyal brunch and bar following.
Libby's Cafe + Bar is located at 1917 S. Osprey Ave.,
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attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17)
no one younger than 17 admitted.


OPENING THIS FRIDAY


Evil Dead | Runtime: 1 hr. 31
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violence and gore, some sexual
content and language. (Parents:
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ALSO IN THEATERS

G.I. Joe: Retaliation | Runtime:
1 hr. 39 min. I Rated PG-13
for intense combat violence,
brief sensuality, language and
martial arts action.
In the continuing adventures of the G.I.
Joe team, Duke (Channing Tatum), second-
in-command Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson),
and the rest of the Joes (D.J. Cotrona,
Byung-hun Lee) face a two-fold threat. Not
only is their mortal enemy COBRA rearing
its ugly head again, but there is also a
threat from within the U.S. government:
There might be an impostor in the White
House.
The Host | Runtime: 2 hr. 5 min.
| Rated PG-13 for some sensu-
ality and violence.
What if everything you love was taken
from you in the blink of an eye? "The Host"


is the next epic love story from the creator
of the "Twilight Saga," worldwide best-
selling author, Stephenie Meyer. When an
unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking
over their bodies and erasing their memo-
ries, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) will
risk everything to protect the people she
cares most about.
Tyler Perry's Temptation |
Runtime: 1 hr. 51 min. I Rated
PG-13 for some violence, sexu-
ality and drug content.
An explosive romance about the seduc-
tive dangers of the forbidden, this film tells
the provocative and sensual story of Judith,
an ambitious married woman whose obses-
sive passion for a handsome billionaire
leads to betrayal, danger and a choice that
will forever alter the course of her life.
Admission | Runtime: 1 hr. 57
min. I Rated PG-13 for language
and some sexual material.
Tina Fey (Date Night, 30 Rock) and Paul
Rudd (I Love You Man, Knocked Up) star
in Admission, the new film directed by
Academy Award nominee Paul Weitz (About
a Boy), about the surprising detours we
encounter on the road to happiness.
Olympus Has Fallen | Runtime:
2 hrs. | Rated R for language
throughout and strong violence.
An ex-Special Forces operative and former
presidential bodyguard must fight to take
back the White House from terrorists who
have kidnapped the Commander in Chief in
this high-stakes action thriller directed by


Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Shooter) and
starring Gerard Butler. In the aftermath of
a tragic accident involving the president
(Aaron Eckhart) and the first lady (Ashley
Judd), Secret Service agent Mike Banning
(Butler) is handed his walking papers. When
a powerful terrorist group seizes command
of the White House and takes the president
hostage, the entire nation watches as the
Speaker of the House (Morgan Freeman)
becomes the acting president, and plans
his response. Meanwhile, Banning finds
himself trapped in the White House as it
comes under siege from all sides.
The Croods | Runtime: 1 hr. 31
min. I Rated PG for some scary
action.
A prehistoric family is forced to flee their
cave after it's destroyed by a disaster that
threatens to change their lives forever in
this animated adventure featuring the
voices of Nicolas Cage and Emma Stone.
The Call | opened March 15 |
Runtime: 1 hr. 35 min. I Rated R
for violence, some language and
disturbing content
An emergency operator (Halle Berry)
receives a desperate call from a kidnapped
teen, and races to locate the young victim
while facing a terrifying killer from her own
past.
Not all movies will be available in your
area, and there are more movies showing at
local theaters than those listed. Please check
your local theater for listings and show times.
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for Cultural Center members and can be
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Johnny T will feature classic songs in
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Little Anthony, The Mystics, The Platters,
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the Bronx N.Y., to a close-knit Italian family.
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Performing at many high school functions,
he kept his intense desire to sing. By the age
of 22, John was introduced to the original
bass singer of the Mystics, a famous Doo
Wop group from Brooklyn, N.Y., that had a
hit record in 1959 called "Hushabye." In 1982,
John was signed by CBS records and recorded
an album with the Mystics called "Crazy
for You." He continued to perform with the
Mystics until he left the group in 1992. His
tribute act is now rated the top in the country.
A video sequences of all the artists he pays
tribute to is shown as a backdrop which makes
his tributes come to life as if you were seeing
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Master of comedy and mayhem Ken Ludwig
(Lend Me a Tenor) nills his latest play with double-
crosses, triple-crosses, gunplay, lies, deceit,
disguise, and sex What do you expect? They re
actors As iconic American actor William Gillette
takes his bows after playing Sherlock Holmes at
the Palace Theatre, a shot rings out, wounding him
in the arm While recuperating at home, Gillette
invites his co-stars to his elaborate Connecticut
mansion for a Christmas Eve celebration When
one of the guests is found murdered, this labyrinth
comedy-mystery-thriller unfolds in glorious 1930s
style
Through May 2 "Clybourne Park"
The powerfully provocative Clybourne Park, the
2012 Tony Award-winner for Best Play and 2011
Pulitzer Prize winner, is the most talked-about
show of the 2012 Broadway season Cleverly spin-
ning the events of A Raisin in the Sun, two genera-
tions of characters dance around social politics in
one house on two afternoons, 50 years apart In
1959, a while couple is confronted by neighbors
who don I want them to sell their house to a black
family Fast forward to 2009 and the stakes have
changed, but the debate is strikingly familiar This
razor-sharp social comedy reveals how far our ideas
about race and gentrincation have evolved-or
have they?
Through April 20 "You Can't Take
it With You"
When this 1937 Pulitzer Prize-winner debuted
to instant acclaim during the Great Depression,
it was clear that Kaulman and Hart had come up
with the perfect remedy for the nations troubles
laughter and optimism So it s no surprise that in
the 21st century, its still one of the funniest and
most endearing plays around The action centers on


the zany inhabitants of the Vanderhot household-a
joyous madhouse populated by lovable eccentrics,
artists and anarchists But when granddaughter
Alice falls in love with the son of a Wall Street
banker, mayhem ensues as values and philosophies
collide
April 5 28 "Venus in Fur"
The sexiest, funniest, most acclaimed hit of the
recent Broadway season, this seductive comedy
blends love, lust and literature, with the ultimate
battle of the sexes Vanda is an unusual young
actress who arrives to audition for the lead in
playwright Thomas adaptation of the erotic novel,
Venus in Fur During the reading, realities begin
to shift and Thomas finds himself heading into
dangerous territory Does art imitate life? Or is it
the other way around? Written by comic master-
mind David Ives, this sizzling new play will keep
you guessing until the very end


April 7- Gulf Coast Symphony- Broadway
Showstoppers'


Through April 6 "The Sound of
Music"
Rodgers and Hammersteins everlasting musical
has touched the hearts of audiences around the
world Set against the backdrop of the Alps, The
Sound of Music tells the story of a high-spirited
aspiring nun who falls in love with a widowed naval
captain and his seven unruly children The timeless
score includes Do-Re-Mi, My Favorite Things,
Climb Every Mountain, Sixteen Going on Seven-
teen, Edelweiss and The Sound of Music


April 5 Voices of Legends in Concert with
JohnnyT
April 6 The Charlotte Chorale presents


Director s Favorites
April 8 The Charlotte County Jazz Society
presents Spotlight on Southwest Florida


Through April 6- "Urban Cowboys"
The Wild West meets the city In the 70s and
continuing into the 80s a new sound emerged on
the airwaves Urban Cowboy Led by legendary
artists such as John Denver, George Strait, Dolly
Par ton and Kenny Rogers, their music forever
changed the Nashville sound This boot-tapping
revue features songs including, Take Me Home,
Country Roads, The Gambler, Looking for Love,
and "Islands in the Stream
Through April 14 "The Columnist"
By the 1960s, Joseph Alsop was the most
powerful political writer in America He sat at
the center of Washington life loved, feared, and
courted in equal measure by the people whose
careers he determined Based on the true events of
his life, this drama explores the turmoil of the '60s,
the conflict in Vietnam, and the profound personal
cost of Joes intense political involvement
Through June 2 "By Gershwin"
In the 1920s, George and Ira Gershwin changed
the face of American popular music forever, with
their gifts for easy, natural melodies and colorful
orchestration By Gershwin is a spirited and
elegant tribute to one of the greatest songwriting
teams of the 20th century Featuring classics like
I ve Got Rhythm, "S Wonderful, Someone To
Watch Over Me and Our Love is Here To Stay'
Through May 24 "In the Book of"
Two women- Naomi, an army lieutenant, and
Anisah, her Afghan translator-lose their husbands
in the war Once discharged, Naomi brings Anisah
home with her to Mississippi, where things begin
to unravel Friendships are thrown into turmoil,
families are fractured, and a citywide political
debate ensues With the threat of deportation
looming, everyone must examine the true meaning
of family, friendship, and the American Way


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April 3 FGCU Nest Fest


April 6 Marlene VePlanck, South County Jazz
Series


Through April 7 -"Born Yesterday"
A corrupt junk dealer, Harry Brock, brings his show-
girl mistress Billie Dawn to Washington, D C When her
ignorance becomes a liability, he hires a journalist to
educate her Billie soon realizes how corrupt Harry is
and begins interfering with his plans (Comedy)


April 5 Valerie Snead Project


Through April 21 -"Crowns"
This funny, moving and heart-warming Gospel
musical honors women wisdom, the joys and
tribulations of their everyday lives and celebrates
the stories behind their glorious Sunday church hats
An exploration of black history and identity as seen
through the eyes of a young black woman who has
moved down South from Brooklyn to live with her
grandmother


April 4 Diana Krall
Diana Kralls extraordinary new album Glad Rag
Doll, including tracks such as There Am i No Sweet
Man That s Worth the Salt of My Tears, is an exhila-
rating and adventurous exploration of new sounds,
new instrumentation and new musicians Don It miss
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presents

A Sprig of Thyme

April 7, 2013 3:30 p.m.
Community Presbyterian Church

405 S. McCall Rd., Englewood, FL

April 12, 2013- 7:30 p.m.
Trinity Presbyterian Church
4365 State Road 776, Venice, FL

April 14, 2013 3:30 p.m.
Venice Presbyterian Church

825 The Rialto, Venice, FL

Tickets are $17 and available online
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Asolo Rep's fourth annual festival of new
plays Unplugged opens Saturday.
Each work will be staged in a "bare bones,
staged reading format,"which gives audience
members the chance to see an important step
in the development of a play.
The festival is led by curator Greg Learning
and features the 2011 Greenfield Prize-commis-
sioned work by Tony Award-winning playwright
John Guare "Eddie in the Andes:',"which will be
presented at 8 p.m. April 18 and at 2 p.m.
April 19 in the Historic Asolo Theatre at the John
and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota.
It is being directed by Asolo Rep's producing
director Michael Donald Edwards. Guare also
wrote"Six Degrees of Separation"and "House of


Blue Leaves."
The festival opens Saturday, April 6, with
a reading of "Informed Consent" by Deborah
Zoe Laufer. It is directed by Sean Daniels and
will be presented in the Asolo Repertory
Theatre Rehearsal Hall, The FSU Center for the
Performing Arts, 5555 North Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota, where the remaining plays, other
than "Eddie in the Andes"will be presented.
"When Tang met Laikam"by Roger Martinez,
directed by Brendon Fox, will be presented
April 12 at8 p.m.
"Marcus Aurellius,"by Steven Drukman,
directed by Greg Learning, will be presented
April 27at8 p.m.
Tickets are $7 per show, or $21 fora pass to
all four shows. Tickets are only available at the
Asolo Rep box office, 5555 North Tamiami Trail,
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SUN CORRESPONDENT

"South Pacific," a spectacular produc-
tion complete with orchestral accom-
paniment and a cast of 40 dancers and
singers, will be performed at Lemon
Bay High School this weekend. Theater
Director Dennis Hall describes the play as
having a strong social message. "South
Pacific is not just about musical enter-
tainment,"' he believes, "It's about young
people falling in love during wartime and
dealing with racial inequality, issues that
are talked about today."
The play is set in 1943 at a time when
the U.S. Navy had established bases in the
Solomon Islands in preparation for an inva-
sion. Emile de Becque, a French planter
living on one of the islands, is being


recruited to spy on nearby Japanese held
islands. Despite the threat of imminent
war, a Navy nurse from Arkansas, Nellie
Forbush, and de Becque become romanti-
cally involved. Growing bored, American
sailors, led by Luther Billis, seek to find
entertainment on Bali Ha'i, a nearby
island. When U.S. Marine, Joe Cable, arrives
at the island on a spy mission, he is noticed
by Bloody Mary, a middle-aged grass skirt
seller on Bali Ha'i who designs a plan for
him to meet her daughter Liat. Racial
prejudices surface, and the plot becomes
complicated after the couple fall in love.
Nellie is being played by junior, Kayla
Kraft, best known for her acting and
singing as Dorothy in a recent Charlotte
Players production of the "Wizard of Oz"
and her dancing and singing roles in the
LBHS productions of"Annie"and"Foot-


loose." Senior Connor Byrnes, who plays
Emile de Becque, his first leading role,
must sing with a French accent. He was
Doc Gibbs in "Our Town." After graduation,
Connor plans to major in Arts and Enter-
tainment at Pace University in NYC. The
part of Bloody Mary is played by two best
friends, Indigo Cook and Harleigh Conner-
Rodriquez. Indigo will act on Thurs.-Sat.
evenings and Harleigh during the Saturday
matinee. The young romantic lead, Lt. Joe
Cable, will be played by Clint Thompson,
a senior who plans a career in acting. He
starred as Ren in "Footloose"and enjoys
being challenged by this part. "Cable has
the most depth and changes so much in
the show," he explained. The role of Luther
Billis is played by Matthew Peters and
Shayla Nguyen is Liat.
Vocal Director Deborah Berioli is a


professional soloist and music director
at the Unitarian Universalist Congrega-
tion of Venice. She loves working with
students in this show where singers have
"opportunities to learn and stretch their
vocal abilities." Lemon Bay High Music
Director Joshua Grossnicklaus will conduct
the full high school orchestra in familiar
arrangements of songs that include: "Some
Enchanted Evening,""There is Nothin'Like
a Dame"and the haunting "Bali Ha'i."Sarah
Baer is in charge of choreography.
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Valerie Sneade and Edward Loder are back


EN'IC;'.' April 3-9, 2013


BY EDWARD LODER
Valerie Sneade and Edward Loder fans,
great news, the couple is back for a one-
night-only show on Friday, April 5, at
7:30 p.m. at The North Port Performing Arts
Center, located at 6400 West Price Blvd.,
North Port. Tickets are available at the
theater box office Monday through Friday
from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. (cash or check only).
Credit card orders can be placed online at
www.valerieinconcert.com or by calling the
after hours line at 828-989-0776. Tickets are
$14 and $12 for groups of 10 or more.
On September 26, 2004, Valerie and
Edward made lemonade out of lemons at
this very same venue by salvaging their
cancelled wedding, scheduled for the


previous day at another local venue which
had sustained millions of dollars of damage
due to Hurricane Charley, and turning it
into a benefit to raise money for victims of
the storm. The event raised nearly $10,000
for Hurricane Charley Victims via a fund
that was specifically earmarked for local
residents by the United Way.
Sneade was recording her debut CD in
North Brookfield, Mass. when Hurricane
Charley hit the area and was devastated
when she could not reach her mother at
the onset of the storm. Both Edward and
Valerie, suffering a bit of "survivor guilt,"
knew they had to do something for the
community. Loder was the brainchild
behind the concert and Valerie focused on
putting the show together. Edward devised


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a plan to take people out of Charlotte
County and put on a double show at the
North Port Performing Arts Center, a venue
close to home but out of the destruction
path wrought by Charley. A nominal $7
ticket price was set to keep the show afford-
able and allow as many a possible to enjoy
the healing power of music. All proceeds
were then donated back to the community
via a special earmarked fund through the
United Way.
Few people know they also decided to
release the CD on this date and actually
changed the name of the CD, originally
titled "Dance With The Devil"after the
second track, to "Let Me Be Strong" in honor
of the community where they had met each
other and were to wed.
Loder and Sneade worked furiously
from New England to make the show
happen, enlisting sponsors, musicians,
and performers to donate their time and
resources for this worthy cause. When the
day of the show finally arrived all that work
was threatened by yet another tropical
storm turned hurricane, Hurricane Jeanne.
The storm attempted to wreak havoc
on the couple's event which was to be a
benefit, a "secret"wedding and their debut
performance. But the show must go on and
weather-weary residents were bound and
determined to get out of the house. The
matinee, which took place at the height of
the storm, saw nearly 200 in attendance.
That night another 700 undaunted people
came to escape, if only for a short while, the
difficulties of that summer.


At the end of the second show, area
favorite Al Holland, who also lent his talents
to the show, asked the audience if they
would mind if a couple of his friends could
wed right then and there. The crowd readily
agreed and Loder and Sneade appeared on
stage in tux and gown. Nobody in the show,
other than Al Holland and Valerie's mother,
knew of the wedding plans. Surprised guest
artists were asked to"stand up"for Sneade
and Loder. Valerie's Maid of Honor was
someone who made a huge difference in
Charlotte County, the late Maestra Janita
Hauk. Edward's best man was guest artist,
Mark Chapman. Ordained minister and long-
time music director/arranger for Valerie,
Reverend James Rice, came from the
piano and performed the nuptials. As they
walked down the aisle, patrons cheered and
applauded becoming a part of the event, as
Al Holland played the piano and sang "My
Prayer."
So Valerie Sneade and Edward Loder
decided after a year-long hiatus it was
extremely fitting to come back to North
Port Performing Arts Center this April 5,
at 7:30 p.m. The show is "The Greatest
Stars."The songs celebrated will be songs
you love and tribute will be paid to the
music and memories created since that
fateful day. Valerie will also pay loving
tribute to her friend, the late Maestra
Janita Hauk. Songs celebrated include
"You Don't Have To Say You Love Me;',"
"You're My World,""Walk On By,""Last
Dance"and more. You do not want to
miss this very special concert.


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By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Getting up close to marine mammals
seems more natural at Theater of the Sea
at Islamorada which is about two hours
north of Key West.
Established in 1946, Theater of the Sea
offers daily shows, interactive programs
with marine mammals in its saltwater
lagoon and a total of 17 acres of tropical
atmosphere enhanced by exotic birds,
orchids and other colorful tropical flowers,
lizards and in their own special place
- a few crocodiles. There is an old-Florida
charm about the place yet Theater of the
Sea also is one of the best places to learn
about marine life conservation. It also is
an especially good place to snorkel with
tropical fish.
The lagoon that is home to all these
wondrous creatures began as a quarry
that was a prime source of rock used for
the base of the railroad built by Henry
Flagler in the early 1900s to connect the
Florida Keys to the mainland. After it was
destroyed by a hurricane about 1935,
the overland highway to Key West was
built. Within the 17-acre site, visitors can
imagine what the area might have been
like in the early days.
Allow two to three hours to see the
shows and wander the gardens plus more
time to kick back and relax at Theater of
the Sea's lagoon beach. Snorkel with a
variety of colorful tropical fish, without
having to swim out to some distant reef.
The beach is open from about 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. daily most of the year and included
with the regular admission. Lounges and
towels are provided and other gear can be
rented if desired.
Those who wish to swim with larger
marine creatures can, for an extra price,
interact with dolphins, sea lions and sting-
rays. Twenty-minute sessions with dolphins
(2:30 p.m.) and sea lions (4 p.m.) must be
reserved in advance of one's visit. The cost
is $85. For nonswimmers, there is a dolphin
wade experience. There also are more


extensive experiences with dolphin and sea
lions daily at 9:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and
2:45 p.m. or swims at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and
3:30 p.m. These include 20-minute orien-
tation sessions plus 20 to 30 minutes in
the saltwater lagoon with the marine
mammals. Prices for the most extensive
experiences range from $145-$175. Reser-
vations should be made well in advance by
calling 305-664-3431. Plan to arrive well
before the appointed time to allow for check
in and orientation.
Swimming with sharks and crocodiles is
not an option but those creatures also are
an important part of the Theater of the
Sea experience. Shows run almost continu-
ously. Whichever show is in session is the
place to begin your visit. As you enjoy the
shows and wandering the park, you will
learn about conservation issues, natural
history and more. Theater of the Sea also
is a terrific place to see sea turtles. Nesting
season begins May 1 in Florida.
When you get hungry, take a break at
Nicky's Grill. If you run out of sunscreen or
want a souvenir, visit the gift shop.
General admission is $29.95 for those 11
and older and $20.95 for those aged 3-10.
Theater of the Sea is at Mile Marker
84.5 on U.S. 1, about 45 minutes south of
Florida City (MM 125) where the Florida


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SUN C1' 2013 Punta Gorda Block
Party entertainment schedule
The entertainment is set for the 27th annual Punta Gorda Block Party
Sf April 20 in downtown Punta Gorda. This year sees the return of Edgar Winter, Marion Avenue Stage
San acclaimed singer, musician and songwriter whose music encompasses 1 p.m. Charlotte High Jazz band
S?. genres from blues to jazz to rockand pop. He's been a pioneer in the industry 2:20 p.m. Denny Pezzin
T for more than 40 years. 3:40 p.m. Cover Art
S Dallenbach said,"He was a huge hit when he played for us in 2000. We were 5 p.m. Democracy
lucky to get him again because his schedule had him in Florida at the right 6:20 p.m. Denny Pezzin
time.' 7:40 p.m. Cover Art
The schedule also includes Democracy, a reggae band popular throughout 9 p.m. Democracy
Florida, and hometown favorites like American Made and The BoogieMen. Retta Esplanade (main) Stage
SLIuI i FILE PH-.IT, As always, the children's area on Sullivan Street will be jammed with young- 2 p.m. Daisy & Brownie Girl Scout
Stage hostess Garnett sters enjoying the games and shows, loads of vendors will serve up low-priced Choir
Scholl leads Edgar food, and the beer and wine are the cheapest around. Best of all, you can 3:10 p.m. Goldtones
Winter to the stage attend this special community event with your family for next to nothing. For a 4:20 p.m. Opening ceremony
prior to the 2000 whole day of music on two stages, entry is only a voluntary $1 contribution. 4:30 p.m. American Made
Punta Gorda Block Since its inception in 1987 to celebrate the city's 100th anniversary and 6:30 p.m. Edgar Winter Band
Party. The famous promote the rejuvenation of downtown, helping charities has been a goal of 8:30 p.m. BoogieMen
nuscian, singer aeed the Block Party. It's become a principal or even the biggest source of funding Sullivan Street Stage
to be the headline act for nonprofits, service organizations, schools, youth and school sports teams. 2:30, 4, 5:30 p.m. Nick's Kids Show
again this year. Look for more information, including the official program, in the April 17 -Schedule subject to change
edition of Let's Go!


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Friday and Saturday, the symphony,
led by Kenneth Bowermeister, will
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Saen's "Samson and Delilah"and
Rossini's "Italian Girl in Algiers."
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Master of Music degree at Manhattan
School of Music where she studied
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Mignon Dunn and performed the roles
of Suora Zelatrice in "Suor Angelica"
and The Woman in Vaughan Williams'
"Riders to the Sea." She also has sung
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Tisbe in "Cenerentola," Elisabeth in
"Roberto Devereux," and the lead in


"Carmen." Although known for her
performances of sacred music, the
resident of the Minneapolis and St.
Paul area, also has performed the role
of Mrs. MacAfee in the musical, "Bye
Bye Birdie."
Also on the program is "Symphony
in D minor by Cesar Frank. That work is
sponsored by Jack and Pat Lane.
There will be three performances:
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday plus
a matinee at 4 p.m. Saturday. All
concerts will be at the Church of the
Nazarene, 1535 E. Venice Ave., Venice.
If available, tickets may be purchased
at the door for $20-$28. To order in
advance, call 941-207-8822 or visit:
TheVeniceSymphony.org.
Coming up April 26-27 is the annual
spring Pops concert, this year entitled
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Community Foundation of Sarasota
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Doug Coventry's music is mesmer-
izing.
For over 12 years, audiences have
been entertained by his fluid and
smooth vocals accompanied by his
acoustic guitar. He has a copious song
selection numbering into the thou-
sands, in styles as varied and diverse as
pop and rock to country and Motown, as
well as an impressive list of standards.
Coventry's primary musical influences
include Jim Croce, James Taylor, John
Denver, Sam Cooke and the Beatles. He
can jump from one style to another, yet
keep his unique brand of mesmerizing
vocals, whether he's playing an exciting
Saturday night gig or a private event.
Coventry has played for private
parties, county fairs, and weddings,
getting his start in local venues in
Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and Boca
Grande, most notably Harpoon Harry's,
main stage at Fishermen's Village,
Trabue, River City Grill and Jack's
restaurants. He has also performed at
popular summer destinations in Cape
May, N.J.
Coventry graduated from Charlotte
High School in 1994. He earned a
Theatre Education degree


at Appalachian State University in Boon,
N.C., with numerous professional acting
credits including 'Romeo' in Shake-
speare's immortal "Romeo and Juliet" at
Charlotte Repertory Theater in
Charlotte, N.C.
But music has not replaced Coventry's
first love theater and working with
kids.
Coventry is very proud to be the
director of TheatreKids, an educational
children's theatre and ballet program of
Florida Gulf Coast University. His most
recent directorial effort originated from
the pen of Lewis Carroll in a wonderful
adaptation of his classic story, "Alice in
Wonderland',"simply titled "Alice." In
summer 2013, Coventry will take his
TheatreKids to perform at the Sidney
Berne Davis Arts Center in Fort Myers
to direct"Alice" once again to a new
audience. He will direct a performance
of Charles Dickens' classical, "Oliver," at
a date to be announced in the fall.
All ballets are adapted for the
stage by the producer and founder of
TheatreKids, Laurie Coventry-Payne.
Coventry maintains that TheatreKids
creates cherished childhood memories.
"I probably want to be in theater as
much as I want to be in music, and
in music as much as I want to be in
theater," he stated. "I really enjoy
working with the kids; they're
so much fun."
Coventry is available for
private parties and events.
For more information about
booking, go to www.doug
lascoventry.com. To enroll your
child in TheatreKids, go to
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Top of Billboard Chart on April 3
'60s
1964- "She Loves You" by the Beatles
1968 -"(Sittin'on) the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding
'70s
1973 -"Love Train" by the O'Jays
1977 -"Rich Girl" by Daryl Hall& John Oates
'80s
1984 "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins
1989 -"Eternal Flame" by the Bangles

In Our Area
Edgar Winter, a multi-talented musician/singer, will be headlining the Punta Gorda
Block Party on April 20th in downtown Punta Gorda. Winter plays keyboards, percussion
and saxophone and is best known for'70s rock hits"Frankenstein"and "Free Ride"with
his band, The Edgar Winter Group. Rock and blues guitarist Johnny Winter is Edgars older
brother.
Cover Lovers
Original songs and covers, take your pick:
*"Big Yellow Taxi"(Joni Mitchell, 1970, and Counting Crows, 2002)
-"California Girls" (Beach Boys, 1965, and David Lee Roth, 1985)
"Come Dancing"(Kinks, 1983, and Matchbox 20,2007)
"I Want Candy"(Strangeloves, 1965, and Bow Wow Wow, 1982)
S"Kentucky Woman"(Neil Diamond, 1967, and Deep Purple, 1968)
"Live and Let Die"(Paul McCartney and Wings, 1971, and Guns N'Roses, 1991)
"Love Hurts"(The Everly Brothers, 1960, and Nazareth, 1975)
."Respect"(Otis Redding, 1965, and Aretha Franklin, 1967)



Last week, this musical trivia question was asked: What is the song by the group Police
that was number one for eight straight weeks in the summer of 1983?
Answer: "Every Breath You Take."The first reader to answer correctly was

Will Johnson of Punta Gorda.
This Week's Question: Neil Diamond had 38 songs (1966-1983) in Billboard's top 40. He
also wrote "I'm a Believer"(1966) and "Red Red Wine"(1988), number one hits for a pop
group and a reggae band. Can you name the two groups?

If you think you have the right answer, email it to upbeat@sun-herald.com no later than
noon this Friday, and we'll publish your name as the winner with the correct answer
in next week's issue of Let's Go! Please include your name and city.


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Exquisite Custom Built Rutenberg Executive Home
Well-Designed Spacious Floor Plan with Upgraded Kitchen
Beautiful Master Suite & Bath. Desired Extended Lanai with Heated Pool
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Water View. 3574 Pennyroyal Road, MLS# D5789725. Offered at $449,000

S .......... ... Best of all Views Water, Golf Course & Preserve.
Executive Custom Fero Courtyard Home offers Privacy and large Bonus Suite
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lot home offers Soaring Ceilings, Upgrades, Sundeck, Pool and Spa! 3 Car
Garage. 3524 Pennyroyal Road, MLS# D5785195. Offered at $419,990

Elegant Stately Home located in Riverside of Riverwood
Architectural details throughout. Great room with Coffer Ceiling. Nicely
appointed Upgraded Kitchen with newer Stainless Steel Appliances, 42 inch
Wood Cabinets, Solid surface Counter tops overlooks an Extended Lanai & -
Private Pool. 3030 Rivershore Lane, MLS# D579804. Offered at $430,000 1 O i l

Built to Impeccable Standards by Fero.
Unique design elements, Wood burning Fireplace in Family room,
Gourmet Kitchen, Gorgeous Pool and Spa. Lush tropical Landscaping with
wonderful Sunset views overlooking Scenic Pond and Golf course.
13913 Long Lake Lane, MLS# D5790322, Offered at $395,000

Well-Appointed Home in Riverwood's Newest Neighborhood
Newly Built Home is located on a Premium Oversized Lot with a
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2783 Mill Creek Road, MLS# D5790911. Offered at $389,500

SCharming Estate Home with Great Curb Appeal
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with Pool and a Beautiful Water, Golf Course View.
18373 Long Lake Lane, MLS# D5789108, Offered at $369,900

Welcoming Estate Home with Upgrades Throughout
Featuring 13' Ceilings, Formal Dining, Living, Family room plus Den
Tile on the diagonal, Aquarium Window Overlooking new Renovated
Saltwater Heated Pool.
13784 Long Lake Lane, MLS# D5790563, Offered at $369,000

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12007 Chancellor Blvd.


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PING THUAND BU R SEL REAL ESAT SINEI1


PAUL "BUCK"
SETTLES JR
SELLING REAL
ESTATE
1989-PRESENT


CHOICE LOCATION ON THE ISLAND OF VENICE!
Original owners were one of the first owners who had their pick
of the best location in the complex. End unit right across from
the Clubhouse and Pool. Update and upgrade the way you
want it. $125,000 Call Buck 941-685-3600


NIGHTINGALE-SHORTSALE! bedroom 2 bath 2 cargarage.
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 jacuzzitub and
separate shower. $129,900 Call Buck 941-685-3600


COME AND GET YOUR 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


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
$349,900 Call Buck 941-685-3600








POLYNESIAN VILLAGE What an awesome Park just 1 mile to
Manasota Beach! Friendly and very active. This is a well
maintained, well located 2 bedrooms 2 baths fully furnished
manufactured home.. Friendly neighbors on both sides and no
neighbors in the back. $109,900


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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.


LUKNtK LUI. 3 bedroom 2 bath, water and sewer,
ceramictile with carpet in the bedrooms.
Just $89,900 Call Buck 941-685-3600


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GENERATIONS OF
REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE


LESSTHAN 3 MILESTO VENICE BEACH -This 2 bedroom 2
bath 2 car garage hoe is located just off of Venice Ave. Well
maintained home with an open floor plan. Large corner lot for
possible expansion. Just a perfect location close to downtown
shops, less than a mile to the grocery store and several of your
favorite eating spots. Also quick access to the interstate.
$139,900 Call Buck 941-685-3600


ENGLEWOOD BUILDING
SITE
Great location and cleared
just
$15,000

Call Buck
941-685-3600


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LAKEFRONT PINEBROOK SOUTH
Large 1,958 sq.ft. 3/2/2Gar home with
,OUTST, ,DIN.G 1.la-ei ,,c C r,..il.ir
dri. 13lana, s rewer loorinrg ei.:t
BRIGHT AND AIRY: $ 231.900


IN CITY OF VENICE WITH POOL
3 bed, 2 bath, with privacy fenced in
Ca ed Pool This, i on'e ol lth be ,r
deal- With r POOL in Ihe liv Inimi
Just minutes to BEACH: S174,900


ROOM FOR EVERYONE AND POOL
3 Bed, 2 Bth and 1 Bed,1 Bth in-law
Updated and Upgraded hrough'rout
Caged Pool and lo.s of etras
Deed Restricted Comm. $259.900


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LAKE FRONT WITH POOL
Great v ie 1 -i he pool anid lae r rr frr,
mosi roo ',s ,n ti,,, ;" ,', Gar home G
in Pinebroo: SoujIh Circular drive'/iay
WONT LAST LONG: S 195.900


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SPENDING

BIG HOME IN SOUTH VENICE SOUTH VENICE LOT City of Venice Lake Front Home
Over 2 i00' s h '1 Ihis 2 bed 2 bi .0 10'i i.i Backyard has sought 2 Bed 2 Baith iitr, 2 Car Garage
home c .:ri, ., 11r o Ceniral K'icher atler Souriern E .posure Lot had and oultanridinQ la13e view High 10
3rnd lots .f room :I lpare been cleared d already celngs This is a MUST SEE "I
Ready for your updating $125,000 Re-Priced to SELL : $ 12.500 Elec. Storm Protection $220,000


IOwe and Op by t R, Z,' H INITEGRITY PROFIONALISM


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BRADENTON $435,000 SARASOTA $232,900
Maintenance Free 3BR/2BA/2CG Waterlefe Golf& 3Br/2Ba house in Beekman PI. 1856 sq.ft.ofa/c
River Club. Great lake & golf course views. 2,420 sf space. Open floor plan. Fenced Backyard. Good
A/C. Gate guarded 24 hrs. sized garage & lots of storage space.
Phillip DeFreest 941-539-8061 Faye Robertson 941-504-2710


GULFESTATES-SARASOTA $239,900 BANKOWNED ENGLEWOOD $549,000
Beautiful 3/4BR/2BA/2CG home. 2010 sf. MBR on Mobile home zoned property adjoining nice
ground leveL. Big screen deck& hottub. Wood existing mobile home park. 16.76 acres. Can be
burning stove, connected to 8.16 acres of commercial property.
Phillip DeFreest 941-539-8061 Phillip DeFreest 941-539-8061


SARASOTA $209,900
3Br/2Ba house in Beekman PI. Charming house
with many amenities. Approx. 1695
Sq.ft. Fenced backyard. Gasfireplace.
Faye Robertson 941-504-2710







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


SARASOTA $159,000
Fairway Woods. 2BD/2BA/2CG condo on serene
greenbelt & pond view. Community pool & gated.
Formal dining.
Phillip DeFreest 941-539-8061








VENICE SALE $166,000/LEASE $1,000
Industrial on ground floor. 1600oo sf. 2 rented, 1BD
Apts up. Upstairs rent $600p/month each.
Super user or Investor property.
Phillip DeFreest 941-539-8061


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Parking for 2 :3ar, Calhedr.iI Ceiling
Lol of Lipgrades ComrrT Pools i
"VERY NICE CONDO": $ 169.900

























CONVFI NIl NT -h..pp.in I-. .-h G(UKtOUU POOL HOtiU Iranquil ana
s.,... I _.. ._ _. _I .. Peaceful setting with heated pool and
g -' "I l ll ,_ .. .11......,,. ". spa. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 car garage.
s ttd. c ..i 11i Mnbo cpibingi', Upgrades include granite counter
Cathedral ceilings, Manibloc plumbing, tops, solid wood cabinets in kitchen
skylight in kitchen. Large wal -in closet, and baths, stainless steel appliances,
inside utility room Screened entry porch, plantation shutters, and surround
quiet neighborhood No fees, no eed Home warranty included with
restrictions, not in a designated flood saleound $424900
zone $115,00 Terry Riley941.492.7831 sale. $424,900
www.terrencerilev.com Kim Vogel 413.221.4261







DESIABLELAKS OFJACAAND


Vacant Corner Lot STUNNING & I TITXIRIOIITS ^ p LOVELY and well cared for home is priced
Vacant Corner Lot to sell and won't last long! J&J custom built
in Punta Gorda Isles ..." "'I '" homewith 3BD/2BA/2CG. Amenities
include screened in entryway with double
Great Investment i i .. '. front doors, an inviting and spacious floor
Si i plan with splitbedrooms, separate dining
For Little Money '' .',," area, and kitchen nook. Tranquil & peaceful
backyard setting. The possibilities are
9,000 ,. ...... endless. Home Warranty Included!
Kim Vogel 413.221.4261 Kim Vogel 413.221.4261 $249,900 KimVogel 413.221.4261


With 3 baths and 2 car garage. Built in
cabinets, surround sound, crown
moulding and screened lanai. Easy living
in the open floor plan with split
bedroom layout. Live the life you've
dreamed in this wonderful and exclusive
community! Home Warranty Included.
$324,900
KimVogel 413.221.4261


Golden Beach deeded access. Buy this 2 br/ 2
1 .5ba on oversized corner lot within walking
distance to your deeded beach and historic
downtown Venice & its beach. Bring your Lo
boat or RV. lots of parking with circular
drive, car port and parking pad off Gulf le
St. Large screened lanai detached in
workshop. Room for apool or plenty of ca
room to add/build up. Now is the time to
buy in this primeVenice Island location.
$314,000 Sue Smith 540.533.1807


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0xl lots. Cana& the enclosed Florida room or open patio of
this updated 2BD/2BA home. Updated
11 i,,i ii kitchen withstainlesssteel appliances and
S granite counters. Updatedbaths too. Great
1.... .. ." .' ' '.. i ' ,h ,1 ,, i )sets, attic
ti iledroomse 1 i .
Senour own private landscaping $199,900
ue Sit 540.533.1807 11 Sue Morgan 941.321.4855


2BR in city of Venice with central air/ BEAUTIFUL 3BD/2BA HOME built for FANTASTIC WATERFRONT home with no 402 DEVONSHIRE Plantation Golf& CC
heat. New appliances in 2007, new .-, 'er&golf ourseviews. The ,FormerbuildersmodelhomeinPlantationlf&CC.
kitchen cabinets and counter topsin outdoor kitchen. Pool/spa are heratedw/ ........1. n I ft .- -.
2011, newA/C in 2012, hot water propane. Many upgrades, flowing open floor
heater in 2011, washer in 2010, plan. Great master suite w/sitting area. , I i ,
Plantation shutters in living room. Customizedwalkincloset. Greatroomw/ ... i ,,, ,,, ,,,,i 1, ,., ...
Centricon termite system.-Single fireplace, built in entertainment center. This .... ,, ,
garage on large corner lot. Move in is a semi-private golf course. The tennis , I .. '
condition. Great for investment. Has a illiTetd feoar s a evT srt ey is I" "' '' hurricane shutters and has been re-piped
good rental history $249,900 just minutes away $45,000 ," ,, ".....I.M,. for your peace of mind $295,000
Sue Morgan 941.321.4855 Sue Morgan 941.321.4855 Bourcier 941.468.2571 SueSmith 540.533.1807
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FANTASTIC GOLF AND LAKE VIEW on the
14th Fairway. 3BD/2BA open floor plan
extended lanai, end unit. All tile floors.
Kitchen with plenty of cabinets, breakfast
nook, and pass through to dining area.
Large master bedroom with sliders out to
lanai. Master bath with dual sinks & large
walk in closet. Golf membership not
mandatory Centrally located. $225,000
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
www.JenMagoon.com


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pocket doors and can be used as den/office
space. Master bedroom with sliders out to
pool. Master bath has dual sinks & separate
tub and shower. $259,000
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
www.JenMagoon.comr


aKCe ana goi courseC. ureaL room noor pian
with neutral colors. Florida room, Patio.
Large masterbedroom. Master bathwith
dual sinks. Guest bed and bath at opposite
end of villa. Nice wood cabinets in kitchen &
plenty of counter space. Sunny breakfast
nook. 2 car garage. New A/ C. Low HOA fees.
$199,000 Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
www.JenMagoon.com


PUPULAK FALIVIIl 11U MLUUK PLAIN
2BD/2BA/Den. Open kitchen with lots ol
cabinet space. Breakfast nook. New salt
water, self cleaning heated Pool, lanai,
and bronzed cage added in 2008. New A/
C. New washer. Freshly painted. Large
master bedroom. Master bath with dual
sinks, separate shower, and garden tub.
Immaculate. $319,000 Jennifer Magoon
941-928-8211 www.JenMagoon.com


*i.-it.. .--,r, iri.- -ih--rh--H 1 Fantastic 2BD/1BA condo, turnkey
fr, 1 ''' '''i furnished. 2nd floor has vaulted
S.. ... ,,, ceilings, nice quiet lanai. Minutes to
S., ........ ... shopping, downtown Venice &
bedrooms. Hot tub/half bath for pool/guest beaches. Community pool just
use. Community clubhouse, HEATED pool, outside your door. $80,000
fitness center, tennis courts. $349,000 Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
JenniferMagoon 941-928-8211 WWWJenMagoon com9
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SrlUNNING ELEGANCE! Vaulted
ceilings in the 3BD/3BAwith
magnificent pillars. Large kitchen w/
island, breakfast bar & nook. Crown
moulding, tray ceilings, plantation
shutters. Southern exposure. Beautiful
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double sinks. $499,000
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
www.JenMagoon.com


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

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VILLAS OF SABAL TRACE Meticulously kept 2/
2/2 + den with a golf courseview! Spacious
living room, plenty of counter space & cabinets I -
in kitchen with breakfast bar, large closet pantry
S& built-in computer desk. Master bedroom
boasts two walk-in closets& access to lanai.
Spacious master bath. Screened lanai with a
great view. Hurricane shutters. Gated
community.MLS# N5778661 $162,000

PRIDEOFOWNERSHIP3/2/2pool homewith
city water & a fireplaces! New hurricane impact
windows, accoridan shutters for front door &
lanai, tile thru out, formal dining rm, large
family rm w/vaulted ceilings, kitchen w/large
breakfast bar & pantry, beautiful landscaping,
fenced yard & morel MLS# N5778983
$149,900

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We are proud to donate a
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to the North Port Coalition for
Homeless/Needy Students.


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# N5778965 $144,500
FRESHLY PAINTED Adorable 2/2/1 home
with city water and swale in back for extra
privacy. Newer a/c only 1 yr old. Tile thru
out except in bedrooms. Kitchen with
plenty of counter space, lots of cabinets &
eat in area. Large master bedroom, alarm
system and more! Quiet neighborhood.
MLS# N5777539 $92,900
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RF/M K Best of Venice GAE


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


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www.GaeStewart.com


LAKE VIEW IN WATERFORD This home offers
long lake and golf course views that are second to
none! Just on the market, this 3 BR, 2BT home is split
plan. Formal LR, DR. Large family room (24 X 16) all
,| 1 .1 . 1 1 Lots of room for pool or
community pool and tennis 'i


FANTASTIC VISTA Panorama of golf course and
large lake from the lanai of this maintenance free home
in gated golf I, tr.r,- ---,,;ir,-- I- t minutes from
downtown ... I . .1 1 .... this home
offers over 1900 sqft under air and is very open and
bright There are 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 xcar garage
plus office/den It also has a small lap pool to add to
spectacular views $229,900


DON'T MISS THIS ONE It's a great 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
2 car garage home on 100 X 100 comer lot Some of the
m r nr- i.- ,r 140 MPH rated dual pane
I i i I and tThe A/C is approximately
1 V i.m. I ,- 1-- -,,1- -I- f-... 1,, I to
ft lr li- hhng doors to LGE 32 X 10 lanai, breakfast rm
I ,, ,, Split plan $148,000


WATERFORD, GATED GOLF & TENNIS
COMMUNITY 3 BRs, 2 bath pool home w/ peek-a-boo
lake view, nicely landscaped for privacy Home has a list of
new & updates including new tile roof 2008, new A/C 2012,
newer kitchen & appliances, some newer windows &
garage door Baths updated New interior paint, window
coverings, carpet, laminate flooring, hurricane panels
A PLEASURE TO SHOW! $279,900


LAKEFRONT OPPORTUNITY f-
Custom built home in Waterford' I.. .. .. I ,
3bedrms, 2.5 baths with wood,' i. .' II I...
.... 20x15, wall of blt in wood cabinets &
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LUXURIOUS SENIOR LIVING This elegant
residence is inAston Gardens, a PRESTIGIOUS
ADULT COMMUNITY Your private elevator provides
entry to over 2,300 sgft of living space featuring
glassed lanai with lake view, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
PLUS an office/den Large kitchen with breakfast bar,
separate dining rm volume ceilings, corian counters,
crown molding, plantation shutters $178,900


DOWNTOWN VENICE! 1 bedrm, 1 bath condo in
S1. .. . 11 i i. .. .ice Centre Condos Only
Si .1 .1 I ii .. in excellent condition, 3rd
floor & has some nice renovations in the last 3-4 years,
new b .,. .. II .... . .... new stove,
micro i i "turn key" furnished
NO Pets, NO Smoking Elevator & laundries Walk to
everything, don't miss this opportunity $109,900


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2,900 sq ft under air, 4 BEDROOMS, 3 5 BATHS, 2 car
garage p--1 1-, l _.tl I -l f Ir- t r.ri --n-nirt-
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lake and golf course Eight pages of upgrades available
$384,000


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GREAT OPPORTUNITY Newer NEVER LIVED IN At
, , ~home in South Venice, near .
ahome i an South Ven nmce Stonecastle in Southwood offUS
Manasota Beach, South Venice
I ,41 near Jacaranda, ideally located
at, 2 car for shopping, beaches &
-,, 11 1 I Pit in downtown Beautiful "Trotter"
......,. a .built home, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths
S. l.r n .n ..r tr. almost 2600 sq ft under air, pool
,,, I I I, 1 home on lake Ceramic tile, carpet,
't'volume tray ceilings, wood
l --I 1- 1 rd-n cabinets w/gramnite, Built with
,n II,1, ,,,,, quality & attentionto detail, up to
areaw/aquanumwindow I-t f t,--- t ,I-.
overlooks one of the most beautiful ,,
pools one will ever see $259,900. $389,000.


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BEDROOM, 3 BATH, 2.5 CG po(
>me with master suites, located o
a large oversized lot w/ private
easement in rear.


UPSCALE VILLA IN SABAL TRACE,
offering 3bd, 2 Bath, 2 Car garage &
Heated in ground Pooll Home is situate,
perfectly to view the entire Lakel


I CUSTOM 4 BD, 2 BATH, 2 CAR GARAGI
home with heated In-ground, caged pool,
tucked in a plush Tropical Settingl
MLS#C7041670 $238,900


I DEN, Professionally
landscaped and completely
fenced.
MLS#C7038260 $154.000


floor plan home w/ 3bd, 2 baths &
car garage on large over sized
corner lot!
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addition detached workshop/2 ca
garage, great for a hobbiest.
MLS#C7040249 $99,000


THIS 3BD, 2 BATH, 2 CAR GARAGE. I KUP
Beautiful backyard, trees, landscaping, BACKY/A
drainage canal for privacy Enter home fenced in 1
with wood laminate flooring w/ ceramic 2CG. s


home,


) completely
3 bd, 2 baths,


N-W-K ZUU3 BUILI 3 Bd, 2 Bath &
2 car Garage home situated on a
Large Corner Lot with Private
Wooded View in Backyard.
MLS#C7042338 $109,700


ESIRABLE WATERFRONT AMAZING VALUE in this 3/4 bedroom
with 80 ft. of Water Frontage home w/2 full baths, 1 car gar. &
irkham Waterway, leadingto 12X11 bonus room. Perfect fenced
iver & out to Gulf of Mexico C7014 $7
S#C7042423 $44,900 yard. MLS C7041204 $79,900



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condition home, perfect inside and out
with new kitchen, SS appliances,
upgraded lighting
MLS C7041307 $95.000


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has lovely wood (


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Dooll backyard on overssized lot!


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park with most
upgrades.
051 $132,500


lanai with,
kitchen with


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bar and Oakwood
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Punta Gorda Isles Homer
Meticulously maintained, spacious 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath
pool home located on a saltwater canal w/sailboat access
to Charlotte Harbori One owner home which was custom
built by Prestige Homesl Living room/family room floor-
plan w/lots of updates & upgrades Includes a double
dock & 10,000 lb/boat lift
MLS# C7031662 Reduced to $361,000


Port Charlotte Villa! Port Charlotte Villa!
Beautiful well maintained "A" villa located on one of the Wonderful greenbelt view from this lovely "A" villa located
nicest streets in Heritage Oak Parkl Oversized treed comer in the popular gated community of Heritage Oak Parkl Villa
lot on a short cul-de-sac street, so little traffic & very prn- has 2 bedrooms 2 baths, bonus room/third bedroom & a 2 car
vatell Villa has 2 full bedrooms, 2 baths, den/dining/bonus garage Super clean & loaded w/upgrades mcl tile floors in
room & a large 2 car garage Features are an open floor- main areas, lanai & front porch, upgraded appliances, deluxe
plan w/volume ceilings, split bedrooms & tiled lanall fans, reverse osmosis system & hurncane shutters
MIS# C7037229 Reduced to $147,500 MLS# C7036325 $139,900


Port Charlotte Condo
Private greenbelt & lake view from this second floor 3
bedroom, 2 bath end unit condo Very well maintained &
has a very light & bright open floorplan w/split bed-
rooms & eat in kitchen! Move in condition w/lots of
upgrades Building has an elevator and detached carport
is included
MLS# C7037080 Reduced to $117,500


Port Charlotte Condo!
Spacious 2BR, 2 BA second floor condo located in popular
deed restricted Heritage Oak Parkl Features include 1168
sq ft under A/C, cathedral ceilings, beautifully decorated,
large interior laundry & screened lanai w/greenbelt view
Furniture negotiable Comes with a 1 car carport & a
detached storage unit
MLS# C7042660 $99,900


Port Charlotte Home!
Fantastic lake & golf course view from this custom Bnst ii T
pnvate location in a gated 55+ golf --.-.i-m...-i--i I
nature included Home boasts 3 bed ... i,, i ,'ii & over-
sized 3 car garage Features include volume ceilings thru-out,
cherry wood kitchen cabinets,tilt i i .
rooms, newer A/C-Heat system, I i i
& much morel
MLS# C7041057 Reduced to $191,900









Port Charlotte Home
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath carriage home located in the
popular gated community of Heritage Oak Parkl Impeccably
clean & ready to move right mtol Very private wooded back-
yard w/long greenbelt viewl Home has been freshly painted
inside & out in 2011 & shows light & brightly Walking dis-
tance of clubhouse/pool'
MLS# C7037023 Reduced to $169,000


Port Charlotte Villa
This beautiful Heritage Oak Park villa is located on a pri-
vate freshwater canal front lot It has 2 BR, 2 BA + den/
3rd BR & 2 car garage & has been used only for season,
so shows like newly Features include an open floorplan w/
volume ceilings & has numerous upgrades Walking dis-
tance of the community pool & clubhouse
MLS# $134,900









Port Charlotte Condo!
Great views of the tennms courts, clubhouse & pool from
this lovely well maintained 2BR, 2 BA second floor located
in the popular gated community of Heritage Oak Parkl
Furniture package available Comes with a detached 1 car
carport & there is an elevator in the buildmgl Owners are
allowed 1 dog or 1 catl
MLS#C7039888 Reduced to $94,900


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Burnt Store Meadows Beautyl This one has it all-4bedrooms, 2
1/2 baths, den/office & 3 car garage located on a quiet cul-de-
sac street Home has been meticulously maintained & is in truly
move in condition Loaded w/upgrades & extras! 2409 sq ft
under A/C, which includes a large Flonda room for year round
use It also has a 13x37 screened area for the future hot tubl
MLS#C7039947 Reduced to $275,000


Port Charlotte Home
Rarely available Impeccable 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car
garage carriage home located in the popular gated com-
munity of Heritage Oak Park Shows very light & bright
& meticulously maintamed I Great floor plan w/numer-
ous upgrades Short walk to the community clubhouse/
pool
MLS# C7030219 Reduced to $179,000


Lakefront Port Charlotte Villa!
Rare Fmdl One of only 14 waterfront villas located in beau-
tiful Heritage Oak Park! Fantastic lake view from this lovely
spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage villa Villa boasts
volume ceilings, large open floor plan, master bath w/garden
tub, kitchen has breakfast bar, separate dining area & large
laundry room I Loaded w/upgradesl
MLS#C7038401 $179,900



















ISLANDWALK, VENICE WOODMERE LAKES,
Gorgeous new lakefront VENICE
pool home with all bells & Beautiful 4 bedroom
whistles 3/3/3 plus den lakefront pool home
for $379,900 for $269,000
www.19120JaliscaSt.com www.4310WordsworthWay.com







SORRENTO EAST, NOKOMIS SOUTH GULF COVE,
Beautiful J&J pool home SAILBOAT WATER!
on freshwater lake Brand new 3/3/2 plus den
Built in 2002 for pool home for $585,000
$299, 900
www.2231 Lakewood.info www. 13437Greencastle.info

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Stunning newer pool honme on Beach loers-:Walkin distance to
green preserve 3/2/2 for only Casey Key Beach, plus peek-a-boo
view of the bay! Car lovers &
$259,000 collectors: 5+ arage with lift!
$399 900w
www.269WhiteMarsh.info www.BayshoreRd.com

B WOODMERE LAKES -VENICE
Totally remodeled with high
end finishes from top to
bottom 312/2 with beautiful
backyard for only $239,000
www.4259TennysonWay.com


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Great intercoastal
home with boat
dock and lift for only
$149,000


Beautiful custom built home witl
all bells & whistles for $299,000
plus extra buildable lot next doo
can be purchased as well.
www.3338poncedeleonblvd.con
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VENICE ENGLEWOOD
Gorgeous Villa with all Lakefront beauty on an
upgrades on a beautiful acre lot 312/2 plus den and
lake $219,000 pool. Only, $369,000
www.6025EriceSt.com www.8140CasaDeMeadosDr.com

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home on a beautiful wide brand new home with all
lake. 31212 plus den. upgrades, only 2 minutes to
$309,000 Manasota Beach, $214,900
www.13359ColuccioDr.com www.9167CoachmanDr.com

WOODMERE LAKES, VENICE
Beautiful lakefront pool
home 312/2 for only
$285,000
www.4136HemingwaDr.com


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Listed at $229,900 JACARANDA, VENICE Listed at Listed at Listed at $187,000 NOKOMIS Listed at $279,000
Listed at $319,000 $105,000 $434,000 Listed at $219,990
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RENT L Visit our website for
more details & photos
RE NTALS ion each property.
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SEASONAL
101 Base Avenue East
(Island of Venice)
Duplex, 2BR/2BA
$1,100/Month

Bristol House on the Island of Venice
2BR/2BA Condo
$2,350/Month
3 Blocks from Venice Beach

244 St. Augustine #503
(Costa Brava)
2BR/2BA Condo "Island of Venice"
$2,000/Month

340 Three Lakes Ln
Mission Lakes Condo,
2BR/2BA, Lake, 3 Pools BEAUTIFUL!


SEASONAL
238 W. Tampa Ave. #302, 2/2 Condo
downtown overlooking Venice
Avenue, $2,800/month
315 Holly Road, furnished. Darling
2/2/2 home in South Venice
$1,700/month
COMMERCIAL
FOR LEASE
324 Tamiami Trail,
"Free Standing Building"
Island of Venice
$2500/Month

WEST COAST REALTY

of Venice, LLC
Rentals & Property Management
240 W. Tampa Avenue
941-375-8113


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Toll Free
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941.485.6040


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892 Tamiami Trail Unit B, Port Charlotte, FL 33983
941-979-9396
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aclearchoicerealty@gmail.com
Large 4 Bedroom 4 Miles From Beach

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Living Space.
Port Charlotte $189,000
2007 3/2/2 with Den






Fresh Paint. New Carpets
& Appliances
Port Charlotte $134,900


3/2/2, Spa, Minutes From
Golf and Beaches.
Venice $309,000
Waterfront Home


3/2/2 Home with a Detached 3/2/2 w/Pool. Corner Lot.
Bonus Room. Dock and Boat Lift.
Englewood $99,900 Port Charlotte $179,900
Private Hideaway Unique 3 Level Condo
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2/2/1 with Canal Views.
8 miles to Englewood Beaches
Port Charlotte $87,900


2/2 Located Between Boca Grande & Englewood
Beaches. Community Tennis Courts,
Shuffleboard & Pool. Englewood $109,900


Newer Home






3/2/2, Pool Home, Built in
2009. Tile Flooring.
Lake Suzy $225,000
Gulf Cove


j/2/2, UUs w/itenced Yard.
Close to Beaches & Golfing.
Port Charlotte $139,900
Condos


PG 2/2 Waterfront $59,900 PC
(2) 2/2 $45,000
PC 2/1 Waterfront $37.500


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Over 300 properties SOLD in 2012


SR y Jeremy T. Jones
Tdfe Redl'lY


- Broker / Owner


Manasota Key Gulf to Bay
access with boat slip available
for lease. Friendly park
walking distance to beach,
shops and Restaurants.


2/2 villa located in Englewood.
Great location, close to beach.
Low maintenance fees.


3/2/2 Deep Water front home, 3/2/2 Englewood!!! Great private
Southern Exposure river and location on an oversized lot.
canal views, custom built, spa, Close to shops, beach, golf and
pool, eighty foot of sea wall, forty boat ramp.
foot of dock and two boat lifts.


4/2/2 Rotonda Pine Valley pool,
spa with Lake views, private
setting, many upgrades, amazing
sunsets over lake.
This home is a must see!


Englewood Isles 2 bed rm condo
with deep water no bridges
deeded 40' concrete seawall club
house pool with low fees.


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Englewood 3/2/1 1850 sq ft liv
plus garage and bonus
rm,furnished Townhouse, great
rental history.


4/3/3 + Den Water front Pool,
Custom wood work, crown
molding, elevated cathedral
ceilings, granite counter tops,
island and stainless steel
appliances. Built 2007.


2/2/3 Rotonda stand alone two
story lake view condo, small
community, oversized three car
garage and storage. Great for
boats.


Rotonda Pine Valley Pool & Spa
3/2/2 built 2006 over 2000 sqft
clean move in ready. Must See!


2/2/2 Englewood Clean home
with double lot includes in-ground
spa and A/C shed with elec.
Close to beach, shops, golf and
Restaurants.







4/5/3 Custom built. Intracoastal
waterway. Panoramic views of
Lemon bay and nature preserve,
deep water only minutes to the
Gulf of Mexico.


Rotonda 3/2/2 pre construction
with 1601 sq ft living, granite
counters, stainless steel
appliances, wood cabinets, tray
ceilings with crown molding in
master bedroom. Wooded view.


3/3/3 3500 sq ft pool home with
tile throughout, granite, bonus
rm, Den and many upgrades.
Breakwater Realty
Samantha Pearson
941-302-0629


Water front with preserve views
3/2/2 pre construction with 1751
sq ft living granite counters,
stainless steel appliances, wood
cabinets, tray ceilings
with crown molding.


k'-^ 2K


Captiva Model 3/2/2 great room, tile
throughout, granite, Ig lanai, walk
through shower. Includes Lot.
Many plans and spec homes
to choose from.


1I Breakwater

Custom homes without the Custom Price!
Stop by our NEW location on 3936 N. Access Rd.
Englewood. Starting in the $130's
on your lot or choose from over
1000 exclusive vacant lots.
Call Jeremy Jones 941-628-5027








i 31213 New construction
.. 2013, three car garage,
total of 3127 sq. ft.
granite, hardwood
cabinets, tray ceilings,
crown, tile, etc. $197,500


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9.5+/-ACREAGE
Opportunity for sawy buyer on 9.5+/-
residential acres just 2.5 miles from
Manasota Beach.The potential is all
here for that true country estate feeling
that is still just a short drive to the most
popular conveniences. Located on
designated "Canopy Road" just beyond
desirable new residential areas, but
unspoiled and without restrictive rule
$224,000

SAILBOAT WATER
No bridges to Gulf. Huge custom 4BD/
4BA/5CG in downtown Venice w/nearly
4,000 sf. Full size office in 2nd fl master
retreat w/mini kitchen. Soundproof media
room w/wet bar & fiber-optic twinkle light
ceiling. Dock space for 30' boat AND
personal watercraft, with davits for both.
The "party kitchen" has enormous bar,
sink & built-in gas cook center. Only two


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SAWGRASS
Perfection in this glamorous 3BD/2.5 pool
home in Venice's popular Sawgrass.
Customized kitchen, baths & utility room w/
new WoodMode cabinetry, granite tops, suite
of stainless appliances & special tile work.
Split bedroom design and open Great Room.
Luxurious tropical pool & spa are work and
worry free with new top of the line mechanical
systems. Tile/wood flooring inside, pavers
outside, side load garage with tons of storage,
the list goes on and on! Must see!
$389,000

NOKOMIS WATERFRONT
Secluded HALF ACRE, panoramic water
views, exquisite finished interior, resort
like pool area & lush mature landscape.
Mediterranean renovation with the center
of this home being an open 14x44 great
room/kitchen/lounge with a 12' island,
custom pecan cabinetry, granite tops &
wine storage. 30' dock & 12,000 lb.
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800-492-7931

Corner 776 & Flamingo Rd.,
S.Venice

"Homes from s159,000

including Venice lot"


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MILLION DOLLAR WATER & GOLF COURSE VIEWS! UPDATEDTOPTO BOTTOM WITH WOODED GOLF
Understated elegance w/ quality and style Major COURSEVIEWS! 3BD, 3BA office & family room volumee
upgrades throughout Soaring ceilings/crown molding 3 ceilings w/crown molding &wide baseboardsthroughout
bedroom suites, 3 baths, office and family room, 18' Tile floors & beautiful wood laminate Completely updated
tumble marble floors & plantation shutters A Gourmet kitchen with 42" cabinets, Silestone counters, large island
cooks dream lItchen w/ large island, granite counters with granite counter, 60" side-by-side refrigerator/freezer,
and stainless steel appliances There is a 8 x 9 bonus dishwasher, electric stove w/warming drawer & convection
room off the kitchen, great hobby exercise or storage over The large family room has custom brult-ins, two walls
room Pool has paver brick lanai & pool deck 25' x 25' ofwindows and sliding glass doors looking out to lanai,
garage Great home for entertaining family & friends heated pool & spa Oversize 2 car side load garage
$549,900 Accordion hurricane shutters $445,000
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owner put a lot ofthought in designing spacious rooms with Charming 3BD/2BA + office Popular great room plan
lots of large closets/storage 3BD suites, 3BA, family room w/ 12 ft ceiling in all main rooms Kitchen has granite
& office Great kitchen w/ granite counters, ugraded counters raised panel cabinets, top of the line
cabinets w/lights above and below, stainless steel appliances All tile except master bedroom and 1
appliances, plus wine cooler Light & bright with custom guest room large lanai with heated pool, side load 2
built- in enterta nment center Built- in deck, cabinets & ar araewTst e t l he frea mre
shelves in office All tile except bedrooms The lush tropical 1/2 car garage This exceptional home features
landscaping gives total privacy from heated pool 2+ car gazebo, ponds and water fall Included in the sale
garage w/ circular drive Hurricane shutter $442,500. price are the lawn equipment, riding mower and large
shed $399,500


SOUTH VENICE, 2/2/2, unique two-story home. Newer ENGLEWOOD, 3/2/2 pool home.
Tile flooring in living areas, carpeting in bedrooms Custom built, with all the bells and whistles.
and stairway. Lanai overlooking Old Florida style Heated Pool accessible from the Great Room,
backyard. $1,600/mo. Breakfast Nook, and Master Bedroom.
$2,600/mo







NORTH PORT, 3/2/2 pool home on double lot. Completely Remodeled, ENGLEWOOD 3/2/2
All tile flooring and tastefully furnished. Includes with fenced backyard. New paint, flooring, fixtures,
everything, right down to bicycles for your winter and some appliances! Screened lanai and private
stay! $2,200/mo backyard for your furry friends. $1,950/month


1645 SAN SILVESTRO
Immaculate 3 bedroom 2 bath single
family home with fairway and water
views! Just under 2000 square feet,
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1663 SAN SILVESTRO 428 PINEWOOD LAKE 1937 SAN SILVESTRO
:] lliI .a: golfside paired villa. Desirable Priced to Sell: .- .i.--,- -iii- f-,rnil Turnkey furnished! Don't miss this
..,i nir 2/2/2car PLUS den with French home in Pelican r, i,, ii ,,:, 1. .,I I i.:,th move-in ready 2/2/2car maintenance
doors, wonderful island kitchen w/ single family home with nice private back free villa! Great location overlooking
ir-,nit. .- t -1. n.-.i.- rr,i yard. Neeas a little TLC but is a snappy lush #11 fir" l-. to community
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5368 PINE SHADOW LANE 3898 WILD ORCHID CT
Just steps from clubhouse, fitness center, Stunning pool I.. i i. i, i ,
tennis courts and resort style pool/spa! and fairwayvi. i vi. 1 ,ii i ,.1
ThI I .i.:., i l:me boasts 2500 sq eet lake and 2 fair
4 .il 1 i-garace, split pNan with i ,h
pool and spa. Island ki chen with brand den. Heated saltwater pool, huge lanai w/
new stainless appliances. $319,900 pool bath and outdoor shower. $339,900


320 CLEARBROOK CIRCLE #206
Lovely second floor 2BD+den condo. Desirable

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DESIRABLE PAIRED VILLA
Savor sparkling lake & sunset views!
Lovely 2 Bed and den/2car garage. 1668 sq.

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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







North Port/$47,500
Short Sale: 2 bedroom, 2 bath with carport and small
pool. In need of rehab work. Buyer responsible for any
utility turn on for inspections.
MLS#C7041730
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Lot listing in Punta Gorda Isles.
Build your dream home here. Sitting among majestic homes, you will
have access to the Gulf of Mexico. A dock and lift already in place.
MLS#C7040333


North Port/$284,000
This 3 bedroom home has just been remodeled, all the work is
done for you. Large kitchen with granite counter tops,
stainless steel appliances and new wood laminate floors.
MLS#C7036559







North Port/$173,500
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sq ft 3 bedroom 2 bathroom pool home. Home
features Solid Cherry Cabinets and Granite
counters in this Gourmet Kitchen, Gas fire

High Ceilings, Bar area out by the pool and
much more. MLS# D5790344 Price: 299,000


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THIS HOME FEATURES 3 bedrooms, 2
bathrooms with a garden tub, dual sinks
and a separate shower in the master bath.
Large kitchen with all new appliances,
breakfast bar, and ceramic tile.
MLS# D5791791 Price: 152,900


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bathroom pool home. The home has been
completely redone with new fans in every
room, new carpet and wood flooring, new
light fixtures, new AC, new water softener
system, new pool equipment, and all new
appliances. MLS# D5790321 Price: 192,900


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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 WNDOWS, 8' doors and 10 to
14' ceilings, salt water pool, outdoor wet bar,
and much more.
MLS# D5789210 Price: 289,900


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FRESHLY FINISHED 3 bedroom 2
bathroom home with over 1800 sq ft. Open
floor plan with spacious kitchen featuring
stainless steel appliances. All bedrooms
have large closets. Great location only
minutes to the mall.
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BEDROOM 2 BATHROOi
garage. Open floor plan with
kitchen, Screened lanai and ma
with walk in closet. MLS# D5
Price: 95,000


4 2 car NEWROOF, NEW High Impact
eat in Hurriane Windows, NEW Kitchen with
wood cabinets, lighted glass doors, and
ster suite STAINLESS Appliances in this 3
791913 bedroom 2 bathroom 1800 sq. ft.
Englewood home.
MLS# D5790336 Price: 139,900


OUTSTANDING WATER LOT on March FLORIDA ROOM, covered patio or on your 2 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM 1500 Sq. Ft. home 3 BEDROOM HOME located in the
Waterway. New Homes in the area and very own fishing docl, il I I ..... I. .... in Harbor Cove. Home features Large Florida
within minutes to beaches, golfing, room which is open ii. i....... 11 room overlook. ,1 ... ,..... .... pet section of a gated, active
shopping or fishing. No flood zone and no built in hutch. Master .. I i ,1.... wasrecently: leo i I the ,,a community offering two pools and
scrub jays. MLS# D5790065 Price: 17,900 walk in closetandp:, ,p 1 .i. ,1. i,11 Cove is located along the banks of theMyakka
shower. The 30 year roof was replaced in 2005, River and has over two miles of saltwater canals tons of other activities.
new siding and driveway 2 years ago that lead to the Gulf of Mexico. MLS# D5791075 Price: 35,000
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Home featuring huge bedrooms, home featuring Kitchen with breakfast bar, maintained home is located just 1/2 mile to bathrooms, beautiful view, located on a
double oven, range, dishwasher, and side-by- north Manasota Beach! Home has lots cul-de-sac in a upscale gated community.
generous living space side refrigerator. All appliances and systems of tile and surround sound. One year home Split floor plan, large bedrooms,
and monster garage. come with a transferable home warranty. warranty being offered with purchase. 3 car garage and so much more.
MLS# N5779194 Price: 95,000 MLS# D5791184 Price: 149,900 MLS# D5790936 Price: 195,000 MLS# D5791347 Price: 279,900


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upstairs with adjoining sunroom for morning reading. Beautiful landscaped yard that offers total privacy, heated pool with spa and
adjoining patio with built in grill, in addition to a private 1 BR bungalow and updated efficiency for guests. Also includes a 2/CG and 1/CG
set up as workshop with a/c and additional Pull Thru Parking for RV/Boat. $877,700


GOLDEN BEACH -On the Island ofVenicewith deeded beach access. ONE OF A KIND 3-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath pool home in Waterford
Adorable Golden Beach 2 BD/2BA pool home. Large comfortable living Golf & Country Club. Efficient style plus inviting warmth in the
room with tile floors that leads to the spacious dining room that opens to large completely upgraded kitchen. Large open Great room with
private pool area. Kitchen has plenty of storage &work space. Master built in entertainment center overlooks Poo & Golf Course.
bedroom is light & bright. The extended one-cargarage offers lots of Spacious master suite with his and her closets. The list goes on!
space for storage. Enjoy the heated pool year round and the total privacy Call today. $319,900
with no neighbors behind. $369,900


FIIUKtI FtKti LuLAiiuN ortnistotaiiy upaatead ,AWbKA, UbAILV LUMMUNIIY T- U possible 4 BU nome
beachfront condominium with an awesome view. Spacious w/ split floor plan, separate office/den/media room for privacy
layout has two bedrooms with two baths. Bonus room at entry or working from home. This J&J Built Barbados model is energy
can be used as formal dining, office or overflow guests. All new effentral Vacuum, additional freezHurrican counteFilm rs, full owall
kitchen with lightwood cabinets, range top with built-in oven pantry, enlarged family room, extended oversized garage w/
and side by side refrigerator. Tile floors throughout. $429,900 cabinets. Large screened in patio. $299,900


COUNTRY ESTATE Nearly 5 acres. This J&J built 3/4BR
pool home has custom kitchen w/island breakfast bar,
deep cabinets w/pull outs. Vaulted ceiling, bay window
in dining room, whole house reverse osmosis. Security
system, central vacuum. Mansard caged pool. 30 x 50
barn w/three horse stalls, poured concrete floor, 2
overhead doors, one single & one double, separate
electric service & adjacent 18 x 25 carport. $429,900


SAWGRASS-GATED COMMUNITY Beautiful lakefront 3 bedroom,
plus office pool home. Large, open foyerwelcomes guest to
spacious living room overlooking pool & lake. The Island kitchen
will please any cook w/plenty ofcounterspace & abundanct
storage. Adjoining spacious family room has pocket sliders to pool
area. Large Master Bedroom suite offers sitting area & double walk
in closets. Master bath is a suite retreat w/separate vanities,
whirlpool tub/walk in shower. $449,900


Ntw! Ntw! Ntw ... lotally upaatea i b open floor plan tilea
throughout & laminate floors in bedrooms. Paver patios are a
welcome delight as you relax out on your covered patio and
enjoy the wildlife. Head out for a day of fishing to the Gulf or
Charlotte Harbor. New dock can accommodate up to 30' plus
boat with 6' depth. $225,000


dual fireplace. Family room with built-in storage for stereo, books &
games. French doors enter the spacious paver patio surrounding the pool.
updated kitchen with beautiful wood cabinets, granite counters, stainless
appliances & extended breakfast bar. Master suite has walk in closets,
newly updated bath w/double vanities. Detached 2 car garage has been
partially enclosed for game room/man cave. Horses allowed. $369,700


EXQUISITE AND SPECTACULAR describe this 3/2.5/
2CG Pool home with sparkling views of lake and golf
course. Designer touches throughout. Kitchen even has
a wine cooler. Executive office with built in desk &
Murphy beds. Paver lanai & pool area. Hurricane film on
all windows. Impossible to build today for $479,900


THE GREEN I VILLA at Pelican Pointe Golf and Country. This 2BD/
2BA/2CG maintenance free villa w/private preserve view and a
great room plan. Breakfast nook in kitchen. Tile floors with
carpet in bedrooms. Original patio has been glass enclosed
giving extra air conditioned space with an added lanai to enjoy
the Florida sunshine! Almost turnkey furnished. $174,900


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