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'New' Sharky's: waterfall, aquarium, big menu


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

As construction continues
on the new Sharky's restaurant
along the Gulf at Venice Pier,
owner Mike Pachota and his
son Justin offered a sneak
preview to this 8,500-square-
foot project costing more than
$5 million.
It will employ approximately
80 new people for the season
launch.
Following 20 years planning,
the yet un-named restaurant
is scheduled to open in
December.
"One of the major advan-
tages is men will no longer


SUN PHOTO BY
ROGER BUTTON
Mike Pachota
with his son Justin
stand on the basic a
structure of their
new Sharky's
restaurant,
which will offer
panoramic views
of the beaches,
gulf and Venice
Pier.

have to walk to an outside
bathroom," Mike Pachota said.
From the car park, there will
be a covered guest dropoff
leading along a covered walk-
way to an intriguing waterfall


by the elevator conveying din-
ers up to the new second floor
Key West island beach-style
restaurant.

SHARKS |15


Working underwater


SUN PHOTOS BY BOB MUDGE


Art Rimback, center, has the floor as the five newest members of the Holland Club at USS Sailfish Base chat
about their service on submarines in the U.S. Navy. Charlie Schwartz, left, Al Harring, Tom Lawson and Ed Kent
listen and wait their turn.

Men honored for serving country in subs


By BOB MUDGE
SENIOR WRITER
What would inspire some-
one enlisting in the Navy to
choose to serve under the
water instead of on top of it?
Two of the same things that
are behind so many of life's
decisions: family and money.
Al Harring was keeping an
eye on his draft number in
1962, facing induction into the
Army if he "won" the lottery. To
avoid that, he was considering
joining the Air Force.
But his cousin had already
joined the Navy and recom-
mended that he join as well,
and volunteer for sub duty.
That way, he'd be one of a
family of about 100 sailors
instead of the hundreds or
thousands in the crew on a
surface vessel.
In addition, service on a
sub was considered hazard-
ous duty and meant an extra
$75 a month in his pay enve-
lope. That was big money at
the time.
"The way he explained it to
me was, it was like you were
treated like a real man," he
said. "But the $75 did help."
Charlie Schwartz said he
only got $50 a month more
to endure the conditions


MEET THE SUBMARINERS
USS Sailfish Base meets at noon the third Thursday of each month for lunch at
American Legion No-Vel Post 159, 1770 E. Venice Ave., Venice. For more informa-
tion, call Jack McAllister, 941-493-7488.


of underwater duty, which
stank. Literally.
On returning to shore after
a voyage, Schwartz said, "The
seabag would go in the trunk
of the car. The first stop was
always the laundromat."


"Everything was permeated
with diesel fuel," Art Rimback
said. "My wife complained
and I told her, 'Honey, that's
the smell of money.'"

SUBS 19


Submariner Tom Lawson's vest names the subs he served on during his
20-year Navy career.


This artist's rendering shows what the new Sharky's restaurant will look like
from the pier. The new restaurant will include a large fish tank, a waterfall,
various forms of special seating and a new, large menu.



Report: Man kills


dog with tire iron


By DREW WINCHESTER
STAFF WRITER
A brutal and bloody
attack that resulted in
the death of a Mastiff
dog landed a homeless
Sarasota man in jail
Sunday, according to the
Sarasota County Sheriff's KOSCI
Office, who said the man tried
to hide the dog's body in a
shallow grave after killing it.
Kevin Joseph Koscielniak, 52,
originally from Michigan, was
charged with animal cruelty re-
sulting in suffering and death,
criminal mischief, improperly
disposing of an animal's body,


destroying evidence and
two counts of burglary
in connection with the
crime, which occurred
between 10 p.m. and
11 p.m. Saturday.
According to a report,
video surveillance foot-
ELNIAK age showed Koscielniak
sneaking into John's
Automotive, a Sarasota auto
repair shop located in the
1800 block of Snug Harbor
Place where Koscielniak used
to work, and removing the
Mastiff, named "Ashton," from
its kennel.
DOG 15


Convicted murderer


back in court


By DREW WINCHESTER
STAFF WRITER
Brad Bennett said he
grew emotional while
looking at the home
where Traci Nabergall
and Jason Salter were
brutally murdered by
John Allen Lee in Venice
in 2011.
He wasn't far removed from
serving as one of 12 jurors who
recommended that Lee be sen-
tenced to death for the crimes,
and an impulsive decision led
him to Salter's South Venice
home to see firsthand where


Their lives had been taken
by Lee in the most violent
and horrifying way.
"There were a lot of
sleepless nights while
serving on the jury,"
Bennett, 35, said during
a phone interview with
LEE the Sun. "I just replayed
all the images, all the
testimony, all the evidence ...
I knew what had happened in
that house and I just felt so bad
for the family."
Lee, 49, stabbed Nabergall,
39, and Salter, 46, multiple
COURT 114


No water fee jumps


for Venice golf courses


By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR
The city of Venice has backed
off a proposed bulk rate in-
crease for reclaimed water used
by golf courses for irrigation.
Last week, golf course
owners told city officials in
a special meeting that the
proposed increase 10-fold or
more over four years could
put them out of business.
"I recommend we drop back


and punt ... and hold off on
all things related to reclaimed
water," said Len Bramble, utili-
ties director for the city, at the
last council meeting.
Council members agreed.
"The message we got was
loud and clear," Vice Mayor Bob
Daniels said. "If we move for-
ward, it would have put them
all out of business. We obvi-
ously don't want to do that."
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013


SUN FILE PHOTO


Mayor will lead ride

honoring Bike Month

By MONTY ANDREWS
GUEST COLUMNIST
May is National Bike Month. The event,
started 55 years ago, was established to assist
in promoting the advantages of cycling in
general and safe riding in particular.
To participate in this annual event, Mayor
John Holic, along with Friends of Legacy
Trail President Mike Gippert, will lead all
interested cyclists along a Venice Island route
to demonstrate our support of cycling in the
Venice area.
On Saturday morning, May 4, at 9 a.m.,
cyclists are asked to assemble at the area
under the west side of the Venice Avenue
Bridge, across the street north of the
Gondolier office building. The ride will take
cyclists south on the Venetian Waterway Park
to Caspersen Park.
Once cyclists arrive at the park, they will
take a break at the large picnic shelter.
During the break, riders will be afforded the
opportunity to ask Mayor Holic andVPD
police officers questions they may have
regarding city affairs. Bottled water will be
provided.
Following the break, cyclists will mount up
and head north on Harbor Drive. Once we
reach Beach Road, we will turn east where
it transitions onto Airport Road. Following
Airport Road, we pick up the Venetian
Waterway Park trail and ride north for the
return ride to the starting point.
The ride is short, only about seven miles,
but it's our way of demonstrating that the city
ofVenice is committed to being a true bicy-
cling community, and that we support cycling.
Come on out and join us. Remember, rid-
ers under the age of 16 are required by state
law to wear a helmet, and all other riders are
strongly encouraged to wear one.
Ride safe, ride smart.


Two free


driver's ed


courses offered
Two free driver's education courses will be
offered this summer by the Sarasota County School
Board in cooperation with Ault's Driver Education
Center.
There will be two sessions, with both sessions offer-
ing six hours of behind the wheel instruction. The first
session will be offered at Sarasota and Venice high
schools. This session will run from June 10 to June 27.
The second session will be offered at Riverview and
North Port High Schools. This session will run from
July 8 to July 25.
Driving time is scheduled for 90-minute blocks
of time, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Mondays through
Thursday.
Any Sarasota County student who is at least 15
years old and is enrolled in public, home schooled,
private, religious, or charter school, and possesses a
valid Learner's License at the beginning of the session
is eligible to enroll. To enroll, the student must fill out
and turn in a registration form.
The registration forms can be picked up
at any public high school or online at www.
SarasotaCountySchools.net.


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Venice may charge county


for fire engine backup


By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

The city ofVenice re-
newed its annual Interlocal
agreement with Sarasota
County for EMS services on
Tuesday. In doing so, city
leaders also agreed to ex-
plore charging the county
for fire engine backup on
ambulance runs.
The agreement allows
the county to provide
ambulatory service within
the city and tax residents
to pay for it.
Renewing the agree-
ment is typically a 2-min-
ute procedure for the city's
governing board, but the
city's review of whether to
provide its own ambula-
tory service took so long
that the city was forced to
hold a special meeting to
approve the new agree-
ment before the old one
expired on April 30.
"At this point, we are
still collecting informa-
tion and discussing
the implications," City
Manager Ed Lavallee
said. "We still don't have a
conclusive answer about
whether it's in our best in-
terest (to provide our own
EMS). Absent that, this is
a one-year agreement."
City council also decid-
ed not to pull the trigger
on a one-year notification
requirement to withdraw
from the agreement.
Council raised the issue
during recent budget de-
liberations after a manage-
ment consultant pointed
out the city may be leaving
revenue on the table.
The county charges
taxpayers .66 mills for
ambulatory service, and
a $600 fee from clients for
each ride to the hospital.
That means a homeowner
with a $200,000 home
and a $75,000 homestead
exemption is paying
$82.50 a year for ambu-
lance service.


Under the interlocal
agreement, the city is
required to send a fire
engine out on certain calls
accompanying an ambu-
lance but doesn't share in
any of the revenue.
"I don't really care if we
take over EMS (as long
as we) get our share (of
revenue)," Mayor John
Holic said.
"We're required to go on
these runs and put wear
and tear on our equip-
ment and put our fire-
fighters at risk. But all that
income goes to the county
and isn't shared with us."
Council Member
Jeanette Gates cautioned
council about sending a
clear message.
"It's important to look at
the way we've been saying
this," Gates said. "There
was an implication the
county was making money
off the services, but really
we are saying we need to let
the county know that this
expense is being incurred
by the city when the ambu-
lance goes out. We need to
revisit this when we aren't
against this deadline."
On Tuesday, the Venice
City Council directed staff
to come up with a recom-
mendation to recoup
some of those expenses.
Holic recommended
$200 per call, or about a
third of what the county
charges EMS clients. He
based that on the city's es-
timation that 37 percent of
the city fire department's
4,952 annual calls, are sent
out to back up Sarasota
County ambulance calls.
"I just want revenue to
make up for expenses,"
Holic said, estimating
the city could generate
$360,000 in revenue.
That amount is roughly
what the city fire depart-
ment said it needs to fill
three vacant positions.
Holic said he's flexible
on the $200-per-call


amount.
Fire Chief James
Warman suggested the
city might recommend
charging the standard
FEMA rate, which is
$75-$100 per hour for a
typical fire engine, and
more for a ladder truck.
The Sarasota County
Board of Commissioners
offered to allow the city
to take EMS over, but the
city chose to continue
researching the issue.
"The city has to be
cautions about taking on a
burden (like this)," Lavallee
said. "The suggestion is over
time this could cost us.
Earl Midlam, a Sarasota
County Fire Department
Advisory Board member,
agreed to take the issue
up at the advisory board's
May meeting. The board
makes recommenda-
tions directly to county
commissioners.
Midlam said the
Nokomis Fire Department
currently receives money
from the county for its
backup and didn't see
any reason why the city
shouldn't benefit from a
similar arrangement.
"It's not much. More like
a stipend. But it's better
than nothing," Midlam said.
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trash at Venice Beach Saturday morning
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I OBITUARIES
Barbara J.
Colpitts
Barbara J. Colpitts, 82,
of Venice, Fla., formerly
of Kirkwood, N.Y., died
Sunday, April 28, 2013.
Barbara and her husband
moved to Venice 47 years
ago. She was a member
of the VFW, American
Legion Post #159 and
Women of the Moose
Chapter #758. She is
survived by her husband,
Arnold, of 60 years.
She is also survived by
her son; Alan of Venice,
daughter; Diane Bryan
of Venice and Linda
Calderone of North Port,
seven grandchildren and
six great-grandchildren.
Services: A celebra-
tion of life will be held
from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.,
Saturday, May 4, 2013
with services at 2:30 p.m.
at Ewing Funeral Home.
Contributions: In lieu
of flowers memorial
donations may be made
to American Cancer
Society, 2970 University
Pky, Suite 104, Sarasota,
Florida 34243.

Earl D. Harrell Sr.
Earl D. Harrell Sr., 79, of
Venice, Fla., went home
to his Lord and Savior
on Sunday,
... April 28, 2013.
'" -.. He was born
to William and
Ruby Harrell
in Washington, D.C., on
September 21, 1933.
Earl was a U.S. Army
veteran serving in
the Korean War. He
worked for National
Elevator Construction in
Washington, D.C., for 26
years before retiring.
Earl moved to Venice in
1983 fromWaldorf, Md.
He was an active
member and deacon of
Calvary Bible Church in
Venice.
Surviving family
members include his
wife, Betty; son Earl D.
(Michele) Harrell Jr.;
daughters Eileen Taddeo,
Kimberly (Vince)
Clements and Melanie
Alcorn, all of Venice; sis-
ter Betty Lou Eringman
(John) of Fairhope, Ala.;
sister-in-law Patti Harrell
of Cleveland, Tenn.;
grandchildren Josh,
Gene V Mandy, Lindsey,
Garrett, Nathan, Taylor,
Gigi, Amber, Austin,
Anthony and Kristine;
great-grandchild Angel
Ashlyn; and several
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in
death by his brother
William Harrell Jr.
Services: A memorial
service will be held at
Calvary Bible Church
in Venice at 11 a.m.
on Thursday, May 2,
2013, with Pastor Brett
officiating.
Contributions: Earl's
wish was that memorial
donations be made to
Calvary Bible Church,
1936 E. Venice Ave.,
Venice, FL 34292.
Farley Funeral
Home is in charge of
arrangements.

Robert H.
Konegen Sr.
Robert H. Konegen Sr.,
68, of Venice, Fla., passed
away suddenly on Sunday,
April28,
2013.
Robert was
born Nov. 9,

Elizabeth,

spent sum-


mers at Lake Hopatcong
with his family. Robert
carried on the family busi-
ness, Chemicote Paint,
in Kenilworth, N.J., until
1989.
He was a member
of the Deutscher Club
in Clark, N.J. Robert
spent the last 23 years
in Florida, where he
was a proud member
of the Venice Camera
Club. He lived each
day to the fullest and


was passionate about
photography, travel and
cooking for family and
friends. He was ener-
getic with a great sense
of humor and made a
lasting impression on
those around him. We all
will miss him deeply and
are better for the time
we spent with him.
He was preceded
in death by his father,
Herman and mother,
Fannie. He is survived
by his loving wife, Linda,
his three children,
Robert, Leanne of
Florida and Bobbianne
of Pennsylvania; two
step-daughters; Robin &
Pam; four grandchildren,
Celina, Isabella, Gavin
and Avery; two sisters,
Marilyn Neumann
of Kalispell, Mont.,
and Norma Martin of
Englewood, Fla.; and
many other family mem-
bers including numerous
cousins and in-laws. He
had a special place in his
heart for his many nieces
and nephews.
Services: There will
be a public viewing
from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on
Thursday, May 2, 2013.
Contributions: In lieu
of flowers, donations
for a memorial park
bench can be made
to Friends of Sarasota
County Parks in honor
of Robert Konegen. To
send condolences, visit
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Farley Funeral Home
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An early morning argu-
ment Sunday in Venice led
to one man being charged
with stabbing two people,
the Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office reported.
According to informa-
tion provided by the
SCSO, shortly before
4 a.m., the
victims and
the suspect,
Ronald M.
DiCapua,
31, and his
companion,
Kyle N.
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an argument that turned
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one another as they
passed, which quickly led
to all four going outside,
authorities said.
A bystander at the
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of the ensuing dispute in
the parking lot with his
iPhone, which showed the
victims were initially the
aggressors in the physi-
cal altercation. But the
suspects quickly gained
the upper hand.
DiCapua allegedly
stabbed the victims -
one in the abdomen and
chest; then the other in
the back causing in-
jury to both, the Sheriff's
Office reported.
DiCapua was charged
with aggravated battery.
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in Bradenton in critical
condition. Their identi-
ties were not released.

Information sought
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The Florida Highway
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public's help in identifying
a driver who left the scene
of a hit-and-run crash that
took place at the intersec-
tion of U.S. 41 and Center
Road Friday night.
According to an FHP
release, at 5:16 p.m., a
black 1998 Nissan 200SX
struck the rear of a gray
2009 Scion TC driven by a
24-year-old Venice man,
then fled the area travel-
ing east on Center Road.
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The driver of the
Nissan is described as
a young male with dark
hair. Anyone who may
have knowledge as to
the identity or location
of the hit-and-run driver
or vehicle is asked to
contact Florida Highway
Patrol crash investigator,
Trooper Larrabee, at
239-938-1800.

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Redo almost done at 'adopted' Laurel church


By BOB MUDGE
SENIOR WRITER

In only a month the
Greater Holy Temple
Church of God in Christ
has gone from old to new.
The little church at 373
Patton St. in Laurel was
adopted by a group that
goes by the name One
Makeover. Its members
- Jim Foubister, Jai
Pechin, Ken Wagner and
Rick Witt were familiar
with the church from
its choir's participation
in a One Christ Won
City event and saw on
a visit to it that it was
in disrepair: The roof
leaked, bathroom tiles
were buckling and light
switches didn't work.
But that wasn't all.
Because it had pews in-
stead of chairs, the church
- the congregation's only
building couldn't be re-
configured for other uses,
such as Sunday School
classes. Meals were being
served out of a makeshift
kitchen that didn't even
have a stove. Pastor Leon


DOG
FROM PAGE 1
What came next was
horrifying, as the video
showed Koscielniak
beating the dog with a
tire iron and smashing
its skull in. The animal
was beaten so severely
that investigators would
later find blood spattered
across nearby vehicles,
the report states.
The dog's owner, and
owner of the business,
did not want to comment
on the crime Monday,
but according to SCSO
spokeswoman Wendy
Rose, Koscielniak was a
former employee of the
business who was "asked
to leave" Saturday for
"causing a disturbance."
The report states the
owner and Koscielniak
have known each other
for three years.
Whatever the reason,
Koscielniak was deter-
mined to get to the dog
because he scaled a
locked barbed-wire fence
to gain access to the
property, then climbed
onto the roof of the busi-
ness and lowered himself
onto a large carport,
according to the report.
Following the dog's
death, Koscielniak
wrapped the Mastiff in
a blanket, cut the fence
to Casey's Auto Sales,
an adjacent business,
and buried the dog in a
shallow grave, leaving the
animal's leash and collar
attached to its body, the
report states. Koscielniak
also tried to clean the
crime scene by washing
the blood away with a
hose, the report states.
Calls to Casey's Auto
Sales were not returned,
but the report states in-
vestigators found the tire
iron on top of the dog's
kennel, and blood and
fiber from the blanket
Koscielniak wrapped
the dog in were found
near the fence where he
entered the Casey's Auto
Sales property.
A witness came for-
ward during the investi-
gation, telling authorities
they had witnessed the
entire crime. Although
the relationship be-
tween the witness and
Koscielniak is unknown,
the report states the two
knew each other.
Authorities caught up


S. McRae didn't have an
office.
He still doesn't, but the
roof is fixed; damaged
drywall is being replaced;
the bathrooms have been
replumbed; 140 chairs will
soon be sitting on new
carpeting; and the kitchen
floor has been tiled.
Pending county
inspections next week,
McRae's congregation
could be back in the
building in three weeks,
construction supervisor
Witt said.
That's a few weeks later
than scheduled, but for
good reasons.
"Our original wish list,
signed by the pastor, was
less than one sheet of
paper," he said. "What
we've done would take
10 sheets not just our
wish list, but our need
list. Once we got started,
we found things we just
couldn't leave."
Pechin said that when
he first saw the church,
he thought the work to be
done was cosmetic. Wagner
had a different vision.

to Koscielniak Sunday,
spotting his truck on
University Parkway and
pulling him over on
Ringling Boulevard around
9 p.m. He refused to make


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Pastor Leon S. McRae outside his church, the Greater Holy
Temple of God in Christ, in Laurel. The church is about
80 percent of the way toward the completion of a makeover by
other local churches, businesses and organizations.


"In my mind, I saw it
torn down," he said.
It wasn't torn down,
but it had to be torn
up to make it over. The
ceiling was ripped out to
get at the roof leaks. New
ceiling drywall has new
recessed lighting in it.
The formerly open
entryway is narrower
now, but to make room
for a closet on one side
and a sound booth on

a statement to investiga-
tors during questioning,
but was wearing a dark-
colored, blood-covered
T-shirt at the time of the
arrest, the report states.


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the other, to handle a
built-in sound system.
A loft bridges the two
additions.
Unneeded doors to the
kitchen have been re-
moved. The wall will have
shelving and provide a bet-
ter backdrop for the band,
which will have space on
the stage that now spans
the church's south end. The
music director will have a
new keyboard, thanks to a

According to the
Sarasota County Clerk
of Court's website,
Koscielniak has been
arrested four other
times, with three charges


snowbird from Minnesota
who volunteered on the
project for a couple of
weeks.
"He called me and
said, 'Pastor, I've got
good news I've got the
money for the key-
board,'" McRae said.
The church recently
acquired a microwave in
basically the same way -
someone dropped by and
said God had told him to
donate one, Witt said.
"I thought he'd be back
in a few days," McRae
said. "He was back in
two hours. I told him, 'I
thought I was the only
one who was excited.'"
Foubister said about
95 percent of the things
that cost money have
been done, with about
$2,000 still to be spent.
"We do get some
surprises from time to
time," he said.
Still, almost all of the
labor and materials used
in the makeover have
been donated. The list of
churches, organizations
and businesses helping

of consumption of an
alcoholic beverage on
a public right of way in
2006, 2007 and 2011. He
was also charged with
burglary, battery and


out grew from about 25
to more than 40, with
work going on daily, not
just on the scheduled
Saturday workdays.
"Different people from
different churches, they
just show up during the
week," Witt said. "It's
hard to even remember
who's been out here."
Even though Phase 1 is
still underway, Phase 2 is
already on the minds of
the One Makeover group.
It will include an expan-
sion of the kitchen, the
addition of Sunday School
classrooms and, at long
last, an office for McRae.
Then it will be on to
the next project.
"We didn't start One
Makeover to be a one-time
thing," Witt said. "There's
going to be a makeover
going on constantly."
Members of the Greater
Holy Temple of God in
Christ will be there to help.
"We've got the fellow-
ship," McRae said. "It
goes way beyond this
building."
Email: bmudge@venicegondolier.com

destroying evidence in
2007.
Koscielniak remains at
the Sarasota County Jail
on $46,000 bond.
Email: dwinchester@sun-herald.com


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Plantation investing $3 million in upgrades


By RONALD DUPONT JR.
VENICE GONDOLIER EDITOR

John Leinaweaver is
probably one of the few
people actually happy to
spend $3 million.
That's because long-
term investments in the
future have been paying
off handsomely for who
he represents.
Leinaweaver is the
general manager of
Plantation Golf and
Country Club, a com-
munity that is home to
roughly 3,200 people -
larger than many cities in
Florida.
Monday marked the
start of major renova-
tions that include the
demolition of the exist-
ing pro shop, including
the locker rooms and
showers, as well as
demolition of the card
game building (known as
the Hibiscus Room).
The community also
plans to renovate the
walkway into the main
building to give a visitor
or resident a grander
feel as they enter the


Much of the clubhouse at Plantation Golf and Country Club
has been cleared out in preparation for the demolition and
renovation that is part of an overall $3 million project at the
community, home to 3,200 people.


community's heart.
The best part?
"It's at no cost to
members," Leinaweaver
said.
There is no cost
because of a previous
investment at Plantation
Golf and Country Club
- an investment in the
dining area.
"The first thing we
wanted to do was take
care of dining," he said.
"We've been able to


keep it full."
With one area set aside
for members, regardless
of what events may be
held, the dining area
is able to sit and feed
650 to 700 people. It's
one of the few places in
Southwest Florida that
can handle a crowd that
large.
Small conventions, get-
togethers and weddings
have kept the dining area
busy.


GOLF & COUNTRY
CLUB
ARTIST'S RENDERING PROVIDED
This artist's rendering shows what the heart of the Plantation Golf and Country Club will look
like after $3 million in improvements are made. The Plantation community has roughly 3,200
residents, and roughly one-third of them are members of the club.

"I've had to turn down because the more people Golf and Country Club
a lot of banquet busi- who use the commu- includes enlarging the
ness," Leinaweaver said. nity's services, the less fitness center.
He said residents and, members have to pay in Leinaweaver just
in particular, members, fees. smiles.
don't mind seeing visitors Next up for Plantation "It's an investment."


Popular Nokomis restaurant adds Egg/straordinary


Because he had never
had much activity in
the daytime and very
light lunch traffic, Chris
Makros, along with his
wife Anastasia, owners
of Mama Leone's Italian
Restaurant in Nokomis,
had the idea to bring
in morning business.
They have opened Egg/
straordinary Breakfast
& Lunch Caf6 at 2282
Tamaimi Trail North
in Nokomis next to his
restaurant.
The menu is selected
for the area with break-
fast pancakes, waffles,
eggs benedict, breakfast
sandwiches and continu-
ing with soup, salads,
Panini's, wraps. The
menu includes lunch
regular sandwiches,


savory crepes, healthy
homemade granola with
oatmeal, Brule, tradi-
tional special salads and
more.
For 17 years, the
Makros have success-
fully run Mama Leone's
with special recipes and
lots of loyal customer
support, which is now
extending to their new
caf6. Providing take-out
and seating for 72 diners,
open 7 days from 7 a.m.
to 3 p.m., they have
a separate crew of 10
trained employees for
breakfast and lunch only.
Call 941-966-6652.

Rumors
Unconfirmed
Readers expecting
a Carrabba's Italian
Grill on U.S. 41 Bypass
North will have to wait a
little longer for positive
news. Word from the
head office is, "Venice
is beautiful, and we are
interested in the area.
At this time, however,
we do not have plans to
confirm."


'Eyes on You' on
the move
Joyce McCaffrey,
owner of Eyes on You, is
moving the business to
140 West Venice Avenue
at the corner of South
Nokomis Avenue near
Patchingtons from her
current location at 101
West Venice Avenue in
the Island Plaza. At the
new location, she plans
a fabulous display of
eyewear, locally crafted
artwork and gifts. There
will be a private fitting
room for her custom-
fitted lingerie.
"We will get more
traffic and exposure,"
said McCaffrey, who
hopes have the new store
location open by the end
of May.
A Board certified
optician for 26 years,
she opened an eyewear
boutique in 2007. With
a large selection, she
custom fits the lat-
est styles in designer
eyewear, frames and
sunglasses, and she
offers accessories.


Attending the Curve
NV Lingerie Show in
Las Vegas, she partici-
pated in the Eveden Fit
School fitting workshop.
Amazed at the way
she looked and felt
following a fitting, she
became passionate
about custom-fitted
lingerie. Returning, she
introduced a selection of
fitted lingerie for women
of all shapes and sizes
that she personally and
professionally custom
fits. Call 941-244-9054.

Wind of Change
Is downtown Venice
becoming a mecca for
young entrepreneurial
businesspeople? It seems
they believe there is a
need to provide new op-
portunities in shopping,
restaurants, specialty
bars for mature patrons
and later dining facili-
ties. I will be writing four
reports on these intrepid
businesspeople, start-
ing this week with Om
Shrestha expanding his
Resort Style locations.


Chairman
Commissioner Henry
Rodriguez, a local real
estate investor and de-
veloper, has been elected
chair of the Sarasota
Manatee Airport
Authority (SMAA).
Appointed to the SMAA
in 2010, currently serv-
ing on the Enterprise
Florida and Space
Florida Boards, he has
served on community,
charitable, economic
development and busi-
ness boards. Rodriguez
said, "I am very happy
to be selected to serve as
Chair and look forward
to continuing my service
to the airport and our
community."

Gifts for Mom
Shop for special
Mother's Day presents at
the Downtown Sidewalk
Sale on the avenues
on Sunday, May 12.
Merchants will have gift
display tables and fash-
ion racks outside their
stores on Friday and


Saturday, May 10 and 11,
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Attorney Moves
Attorney Kelley
Corbridge, board
certified by the Florida
Bar in the area of wills,
trusts and estates and AV
peer, has moved his law
practice to the offices
of Michael D. Horlick,
PA., 1314 E.Venice
Avenue, Suite D. Horlick
is board-certified by the
Florida Bar in the area of
Taxation.
They maintain of-
fices in Venice and
Sarasota through a
counsel relationship with
Bowman, George, Scheb,
Kimbrough and Koach,
PA. Call 941-484-5656.
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@
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Entrepreneur to open 3 downtown Venice stores


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

An entrepreneur may
be setting a record in
downtown Venice after
opening his first store
in January and then
acquiring three more,
all of which will be open
within a few days.
A young man with
a determination to be
a successful business-
man, Om Shrestha came
from Nepal, studied at
St. Lawrence University
in New York and gradu-
ated in economics and
mathematics.
Instead of working for
someone, he decided to
do it himself.
"This is what I wanted
all my life," he said. "Even
when I was in college, I
planned to open stores."
His first store was in
Ybor City last year, and
now he has expanded to
three stores in the same
Tampa area. His fam-
ily in Nepal have a retail
background his father
opened several retail
stores as Shrestha grew up.
"I like Venice because
more people are coming
and they tell others so


even more will come," he
said as he worked fever-
ishly with a colleague
preparing inventory in
his latest acquisition at
124 West Venice Avenue,
the former Eden Salon.
People come to his first
store asking for more
stuff, better quality and
new brands. Unable to
put everything in that
store, he has chosen to
acquire a bigger store
and additional stores to
specialize in resort style
merchandise. His original
plan was to have stores
in different cities but
after realizing he would
be traveling around
too much, he chose to
expand in the city.
Island Style by Resort
Style at 124 West Venice
Ave. will be an upscale
boutique open from
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
"There are so many
ladies fashion stores, but
not many stores giving
space to the guys," he
said. "(We'll have) fine
clothes for men and
women, handmade linen
from Turkey, includ-
ing one whole line of
menswear, upscale, but
not crazy pricing."


His store also will in-
clude ladies apparel from
Indonesia and India,
different fashion styles in
dresses, lingerie, summer
and evening wear, shirts,
pants, and shoes all for
resort and casual wear.
Additional lines include
accessories, jewelry,
scarves, summer and
fashion hats, handbags,
shoes, swimsuits and
fashions.
For tourists, he has
a "Welcome to Venice"
section where he is sell-
ing T-shirts, souvenirs,
Venice hats, magnets and
key chains.
He also is opening
two stores at 207 and
209 West Miami Avenue.
The first, Miami Style by
Resort Style, will provide
everything for the beach,
from surfboards to vol-
leyball, sand toys, swim
shorts, swimsuits, chairs
and umbrellas.
The second, Bargain
Style by Resort Style, is
the second store selling
everything at $20 or less,
including men's, women's
and kids T-shirts, sweat-
shirts, swimsuits, shorts
and more. Both these
stores will open be open


SUN PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON
Om Shrestha, owner of Resort Style at 319 West Venice Ave., stands with associates Eileen
Jacobson and Linda Sebastian as they prepare for the opening of his new upscale boutique store.


from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
His original Resort
Style store at 319 West
Venice Avenue across
from Bank America
continues selling cloth-
ing for the whole family,
including authentic ap-
parel from Nepal, India,
Indonesia and Hawaii.
"I will open with two
more employees and


expand from there," he
said. "My lines are differ-
ent from other stores, not
competing with anyone."
With two extra eyes,
he manages all the stores
from his smartphone
using a state-of-the-art
video system, controlling
and monitoring every-
thing and everyone in
his stores. Currently, it is


operating in an Ybor City
store and will soon be ex-
panded to his new stores
in Venice and Tampa.
"I am making my
strong base in Venice and
if it continues working
here, it will work in other
places," he said. "This
has been my launching
pad and will always be
close to my heart."





WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013


Construction begins on new urgent care center


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINESS EDITOR
Affordable care for
non-life-threatening
conditions will be available
to residents of North Venice
island, Nokomis, Laurel
and Ospreywhen a new
clinic opens in Venice in
the fall.
In the past few days,
contractors have begun
preparing to tear down the
former Shrimper restaurant
in readiness to build the
new Venice Urgent Care &
Ambulatory Center at 997
U.S. 41 Bypass North.


Managed by board-
certified emergency care
and family physicians,
it will be the fourth
clinic operated by Sarasota
Memorial Health Care
Services. Existing services
are provided in Sarasota at
Heritage Harbor, University
Parkway, Stickney Point
and coming soon to Bee
Ridge Road.
The mission is to treat
people who need after-
hours or immediate care
from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7
days a week and holidays.
The clinic is designed to
fill an important gap when


primary care physician
offices are closed or too
busy to schedule same day
appointments when people
are seeking non-emergency
care.
"Contrary to what's been
shared with the media,
our UCCs do not divert
patients to our hospital,"
said Kim Savage, Senior
Communications Editor
for the Sarasota Memorial
Health Care System.
A clinic does not replace
a patient's own physician
and less than one percent
of those cared for in SMH
urgent care clinics require


hospitalization or further
emergency care. In those
few cases where a patient
may require more ad-
vanced care, they choose
the hospital or specialist
they want to provide that
care.
"If someone comes to
us with an emergent or
life-threatening condition-
ing, we will call 911 and
paramedics will take the
patient to the closest hos-
pital that can address their
condition," Savage said.
"Centers provide prompt
treatment for conditions
including sprains, fractures,


eye injuries, cuts, bums,
sore throats, flu, ear aches,
etc., filling the gap between
primary care and emergen-
cy care helping keep people
out of the hospital."
The facility will include
physician offices and
diagnostic services, a time
share suite for specialties
including cardiology,
orthopedics and urology,
general radiology, mam-
mography, laboratory
and bone density testing.
This primary care physi-
cian practice is integrated
with the Venice Lakeside
Medical Group and is part


of Sarasota Memorial's
First Physicians Group.
Approximately 35 percent
of the visits to our urgent
care clinics involve mildly
sick or injured children,
which is significant since
Venice has no inpatient
pediatric unit, said Richard
"Dick"' Merritt, chairman of
the Sarasota County Public
Hospital Board.
Gulf Coast Medical
Group, affiliated to Venice
Regional Medical Center,
has five Walk-In/Urgent
Care facilities in Venice,
Englewood, North Port and
South Sarasota.


Sidewalk to connect Legacy Trail with Bird Bay Plaza


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINESS EDITOR

Soon it may no longer
be necessary for Legacy
Trail users to climb a
rough muddy path or take
the long, tedious circular
sidewalk to reach the Bird
Bay Plaza restaurants, bike
shop and even the Ramada
Hotel.
A application has been
made for a right-of-way use
permit to make an connec-
tion between the plaza and
the Legacy Trail, said Brian
Lichterman, Commodore
Realty leasing/sale/
planning associate. The
connection would replace


a natural location devel-
oped by many trail users
preferring a shortcut to the
sidewalk route.
No bridge is necessary
for the new connection.
Instead, a 10-foot-wide
concrete or asphalt sidewalk
would be constructed,
designed to meet American
Disability Act requirements
at a point along the northern
edge at the closest point to
the western access to the
pedestrian overpass bridge.
Already, a well-worn path
exists at the point where
the link pathway would be
constructed.
Sarasota County made a
resolution in 2010 adopting


a procedure for all busi-
nesses wanting to get access
to the Legacy Trail in the city
ofVenice, Lichterman said.
Very few businesses connect
with the trail.
Stephen Svecak, general
manager of the Ramada
Hotel Venice, said discus-
sions have taken place
between the Ramada Hotel
Venice and the ownership of
the shopping center, and a
civil engineer is looking into
the possibility of installing a
connecting bridge between
the two properties.
Hotel guests would
benefit from access to the
center possibly visiting
the bike store and going


to the trail.
Mike Geppert, chairman
of the Friends of the Legacy
Trail, said it would be a
wonderful thing bringing
more people to the trail and
providing instant access for
bike shop people to get on


the trail. At the moment,
it is difficult having to go
out of the main exit of the
shopping center along the
fenced sidewalk to access
the trail.
The process to obtain
permission to undertake


the work requires seeking
approval twice from the
Sarasota county commis-
sioners before obtaining
a city permit to go ahead
with the project, accord-
ing to a spokesperson for
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 1,2013


'Flexibility' key to Stump Pass' future


By STEVE REILLY
STAFF WRITER

How Stump Pass was
maintained in the past
could stay in the past.
Artificial structures could
be in its future.
Anew "flexible" 10-year
management plan is now
being proposed.
Since the early 1990s,
state permitting and other
officials allowed Charlotte
County to maintain the pass
and renourish beaches with
periodic dredging, more or
less naturally along the 1980
alignment of the pass.




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FROM PAGE 1
This is "more than
just a business," Council
Member Jim Bennett
said. "They (golf courses)
benefit the community in
terms of open space and
aesthetics. We need to
consider that (too)."
Bramble said he would
study the issue and come
back again in the fall
with another proposal.

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Complicating the issue
is how to handle the
reclaimed water the city
already has.
The Lake Venice Golf
Course has a special
relationship with the city
unlike others in that it
leases property to the golf
course. Lake Venice has ex-
clusive rights to reclaimed
wastewater produced at
the old wastewater facility
on Harbor Drive.
Southwest Florida Water
Management District,
which issues water use per-
mits, requires golf courses
to use reclaimed water, if
available, before it's allowed
to tap local wells.
Mayor John Holic said
that needs to be looked at.


With the exception of
experimental geotubes
that were installed unsuc-
cessfully, then removed
from the southern tip of
Manasota Key in 2008,
state officials were unwill-
ing to consider any other
artificial structures or jetties
to maintain the navigable
channel at Stump Pass.
Those attitudes may be
changing.
Chuck Mopps, county
coastal project manager,
said a recent teleconfer-
ence with the county's
consultant Michael Poff,
vice president of Coastal


"Maybe we need to
make this more available
to more people. It's a
simple supply-and-de-
mand issue," Holic said.

Lease dispute

Backing off the bulk
rate increase, however,
wasn't enough to appease
Lake Venice Golf Club and
its controlling board, the
Venice Golf Association.
The board, through
its attorney, Dan Boone,
objected to an unre-
lated lease amendment
adopted by city council
last week, modifying the
legal description of the
acreage under lease.
VGA is refusing to sign
the lease at this time,
and not only because the
bulk rate issue, but other
unresolved issues.
Changes to the airport
due to expanded runway
protection zones and safety
areas, approved by the city
and FAA a few years ago,
means less land is avail-
able. A number of holes
were recontoured around
a new fence line and the
driving range was moved.
Bottom line: The golf
course lost nine acres, ac-
cording to the city. Boone
said even that is in dispute.
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Engineering Consultants
- reflected state park and
permitting officials were
interested in the county
developing a plan with
built-in flexibility. The plan
would allow the county to
see what works without
having to re-permit the
entire project.
The proposed plan has
also identified offshore
sand sources for major
beach renourishment
projects, Mopps said.
"The (plan) is to have
minimal impacts but still
achieve the program's
goals," Mopps said.


12 acres," he said. "We don't
know if that (legal descrip-
tion in the lease amend-
ment) is right or not. One
drawing has three fewer
acres than the surveyor's
drawing. How do we know
which one is right?"
Boone said VGA will
hire its own surveyor and
bring that back to the
city to discuss.
VGA wants to pay less
for its rent because of the
reclaimed land.


Minimal, he said, means
minimal costs and minimal
artificial impacts to the
pass and surrounding bar-
rier islands the southern
tip of Manasota Key and
the northern tip of Don
Pedro Island and the Palm
Island Resort.
A flexible plan has the
support of Humiston &
Moore Engineers, consul-
tants for the Palm Island
Civic Association.
"We appreciate the
county's efforts to include
our input in the alterna-
tives' evaluation process,"
wrote Humiston & Moore


"The FAA has taken away
land. The FAAs position is
you're still going to pay the
same rent. That's not real-
istic. There is a condemna-
tion paragraph in the lease
that states the Florida law
of eminent domain is the
law you follow in the event
any of the acreage is lost,"
Boone said.
Another unresolved issue
has to do withVGAs exclu-
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engineer Mohamed
Dabees. "Of particular
interest to the association
is the preservation of the
shoreline downdrift of the
inlet through natural sand
bypassing, erosion control
and mitigation measures
that would be included in
the final design."
Coastal Engineering is
running computer models
on various options that
include the installation of
rock revetments, rows of
pilings to serve as "perme-
able groins" and others.
The final plan will include
associated costs for the


Maxine Barritt Park.
The VGA lease includes
a provision giving VGA ex-
clusive use of the water in
the pond, Boone said. But
today, the city is drawing
water without VGAs per-
mission to irrigate Maxine


different options.
The proposed plan
is expected to go be-
fore Charlotte County
Commissioners late in May.
The county's Beaches
and Shores Advisory
Committee will be updated
Thursday on the plan's
status. The committee
meets at 9 a.m. Thursday
in the conference room of
the Building Construction
Services Conference Room,
18400 Murdock Circle, Port
Charlotte. For more infor-
mation, call Pam Alexander
at 941-764-4909.
Email: reilly@sun-herald.com


Barritt Park landscaping.
"The lease obviously is
going to have to be amend-
ed," Boone said. "They
(VGAs board) don't want
to sign anything until these
problems are worked out."
Email: ggiles@venicegondolier.com


LEGAL NOTICES


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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 Darrell's
Restaurant located at U.S. 41
By-Pass S. units# 20 & 21a
located in the County of Sara-
sota, in the City of Venice, FL
34285, intends to register the
said name with the Division of
Corporations of the Florida
Department of State, Tallahas-
see, Florida.
Dated at Venice, Florida, this
25th day of April, 2013.
Darrell's Caribbean Grill, LLC
Publish: May 1, 2013

L NOTICE OF ACTION



NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
To: All Persons or entities having or
claiming to have any right, title, or inter-
est in the following property:
One
2000 Toyota
VIN# JTDDR32T8Y0064590
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the
Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office seized the described
property on February 8, 2013 in Saraso-
ta County, Florida. A forfeiture com-
plaint has been filed in the Circuit Court,
Twelfth Judicial Circuit, in and for Sara-
sota County, Florida, being case no.
2013-CA-2683-NC for the purpose of
obtaining a final order of forfeiture as to
the above described property upon pro-
ducing due proof that same was used in
violation of Florida laws dealing with con-
traband, pursuant to the Florida Contra-
band Forfeiture Act, Sections 932.701-
707, Florida Statutes.
PATRICK DUG-
GAN, ESQUIRE Assistant Gen-
eral Counsel
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
Post Office Box 4115
Sarasota, Florida 34230
(Telephone (941) 861-4058; 861-5800
Publish: April 24, May 1, 2013

NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
To: All Persons or entities having or
claiming to have any right, title, or inter-


est in the following property:
One
2004 Chevrolet Truck
VIN# 1GCHK29U54E233511
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the
Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office seized the described
property on January 6, 2013 in Sarasota
County, Florida. A forfeiture complaint
has been filed in the Circuit Court,
Twelfth Judicial Circuit, in and for Sara-
sota County, Florida, being case no.
2013-CA-000693-NC for the purpose of
obtaining a final order of forfeiture as to
the above described property upon pro-
ducing due proof that same was used in
violation of Florida laws dealing with con-
traband, pursuant to the Florida Contra-
band Forfeiture Act, Sections 932.701-
707, Florida Statutes.
PATRICK DUG-
GAN, ESQUIRE Assistant Gen-
eral Counsel
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
Post Office Box 4115
Sarasota, Florida 34230
(Telephone (941) 861-4058; 861-5800
Publish: May 1, 8, 2013

NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF
NURSING
IN RE: The license to practice nursing of
Akilah C. Butler C.N.A.
1716 Tarpon Ave
Sarasota, Florida 34234
CASE NO.: 2012-15788
LICENSE NO.: CNA 165815
The Department of Health has filed an
Administrative Complaint against you, a
copy of which may be obtained by con-
tacting, Lucy Schneider, Assistant Gener-
al Counsel, Prosecution Services Unit,
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Talla-
hassee Florida 32399-3265, (850) 245-
4444.
If no contact has been made by you con-
cerning the above by June 5, 2013, the
matter of the Administrative Complaint
will be presented at an ensuing meeting
of the Board of Nursing in formal pro-
ceeding.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a spe-
cial accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the individual
or agency sending this notice not later
than seven days prior to the proceeding
at the address given on the notice. Tele-
phone: (850) 245-4444, 1-800-955-
8771(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770(V), via
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Publish: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2013.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case Number: 2013-CA002905NC
YURIY SLOBODYANYUK,
Plaintiff,
v.
J.E.B. INVESTMENTS OF SOUTH
FLORIDA, INC.,A FLORIDA CORPORA-
TION; AND LINE 13 PROPERTIES,
LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY
COMPANY
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LINE 13 PROPERTIES, LLC, A
FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPA-
NY
(Address Unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title to the following described real
property in Sarasota County, Florida:
Lot 9, Block 5, North Port Charlotte
Estates, according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 19,
Page 29, of the Public Records of
Sarasota
County, Florida.
has been filed against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Henry W. Hicks,
Esq., attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 601 S Fremont Ave., Tampa,
Florida 33606 on or before May 31.
2013and to file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service
on plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demand-
ed in the Complaint.
This action was instituted in the Circuit
Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court
for Sarasota County in the State of Flori-
da and is styled:
YURIY SLOBODYANYUK,
Plaintiff,
V.
J.E.B. INVESTMENTS OF SOUTH
FLORIDA, INC.,A FLORIDA CORPORA-
TION; AND LINE 13 PROPERTIES,
LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY
COMPANY,
Defendants.
DATED on April 18. 2013.
Clerk of the Court
By: S. Erb
As Deputy Clerk
Publish: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DON SHRYORK
Deceased,
File No. 2013-CP-1109-SC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DON
SHRYORK, deceased, whose date of
death was January 22, 2013; File
Number 2013-CP-1109-SC, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for SARASOTA
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 4000 South Tami-
ami Trail, Venice, Florida 34293.
The names and addresses of the person-
al representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH INSEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is April 24, 2013
Personal Representtive:
BETSY KASTAK
P.O. Box 725
Worth, IL 60482
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
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E-mail:
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4140 Woodmere Park Blvd., Suite 4
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Telephone: (941)-408-8555
PUBLISH: April 24, May 1, 2013
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BRITA M. YEABOWER,
Deceased.
File No.
2013-CP-001356-NC
Division:Probate


\
Attorneys for
Representative
ROBERT L. W
BECHTOLD S
P.A.
240 Nokomis
Suite 200
Venice, FL 342
Telephone: (94
Florida Bar No
PUBLISH:


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of BRITA M. YEABOW- NOTICE
ER, deceased, whose date of
death was March 3, 2013, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Sarasota County Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 3079,
Sarasota, FL 34230-3079.
The names and addresses of NOTICE OF
the personal representatives OF PERSON
and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth Notice is hereby
below.
All creditors of the dece- signed will sell,
dent and other persons having owner, at public s
claims or demands against ding on May 8, 21
decedent's estate on whom a Extra Space Stora
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be served must file their claims 941-486-1779.
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file their claims with this court time of purchase.
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER reserves the right
THE DATE OF THE FIRST to adjournment.
PUBLICATION OF THIS Publish: April 24, M
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS I
SET FORTH IN SECTION OTHER
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
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Harring, Schwartz and
Rimback were among
a class of five sailors
recently inducted into
the Holland Club of
USS Sailfish Base, the
local chapter of U.S.
Submarine Veterans Inc.
Ed Kent and Tom Lawson
also received the honor.
Named for John Philip
Holland, who designed
the first sub commis-
sioned by the U.S. Navy,
the club is composed of
sailors who have been
"qualified" in subs for
50 years or more. Of the
base's 42 members, 25
are in the Holland Club.
"Qualification" marks
the end of the difficult
and lengthy process of
submarine training.
It begins, Harring said,
with being put in a tank
that gets flooded to your
chest level. You have to
swim underwater to a
hatch, get out of the tank
and swim 100 feet to the
surface.
"That's how they find
out if you're claustropho-
bic," he said.
The exercise is called
"blow and go," Lawson
said. Because the air in
the tank is under pres-
sure, your lungs expand.
You have to empty them
before beginning in order
to make it a real test.
"A diver would punch
you in the gut if you
didn't," he said.
Once assigned to a
sub, you spend your time
learning "every valve and
every compartment,"
he said, prepping for a
detailed oral exam given
by an officer.
Some of the lessons are
pretty basic, though.
"The first rule of
submarines is, keep the
water out of the people
tank," Rimback said.
Pass the exam and
you've earned your
"dolphins" the double-
dolphin insignia of a
submariner.

Bomb-sitting
Harring, 71, of Venice,


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served from 1962 to
1968, during the Cold
War, but said he only had
one encounter with the
politics of the time.
In January 1966, just
after the crew of his
sub, the USS Grouper,
had wrapped up its
Christmas holidays in
Italy, they were dis-
patched to the western
Mediterranean as part
of the effort to locate a
hydrogen bomb.
A B-52 and a tanker
had collided during mid-
air refueling, spilling the
bomber's payload of four
bombs. Three landed in
the Spanish countryside
while the fourth fell into
the sea.
"We located it and sat
on it until they could
bring a deep-sea diver to
retrieve it," he said.
The movie "Men of
Honor" tells the story of
that diver, Carl Brashear,
the first black master
diver in the U.S. Navy.
That was his Navy
brush with fame, but
not his closest call with
disaster.
On a surface run
from Groton, Conn., to
Bermuda, the Grouper
encountered a hurri-
cane-like storm off Cape
Hatteras, N.C. Harring
was on the helm in the
conning tower, steering
the sub.
What he described as
a "solid sheet" of water
went over the top of
the sub and down the
conning tower hatch. He
left the helm to pull the
lanyard that closed the
hatch, then "dogged" it
tight.
The conning tower was
right over the control
room; someone else had
secured that hatch, and
the 36-inch induction
valve that provided air to
the engines. If either had
been left open, the sub
would have flooded.
As it was, Harring was
waist deep in water in
the conning tower. It
took about 30 minutes to
pump it out.
"It was a scary 30
minutes," he said.
Another incident took
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its diesel engines rather
than on batteries. The
captain had a surprise
when he looked through
the periscope.
"All he saw was the
bow of a ship heading for
the sub," he said.
An emergency dive got
the sub below a freighter
heading straight for it.
After Harring's service,
he went back into the
jewelry business, in
the same job he had
before enlisting. When
he semi-retired, he had
been planning to spend
his golden years in San
Diego, where he under-
went Navy training, but
it had changed too much
for him in the interven-
ing years.
Florida was another
option for the water-
loving sailor.
"I found San Diego
again in 1994," he said.
"It's called Venice, Fla.
"I love Venice. It's a big
little small town."

'Kaboom'
Lawson was in a Navy
radio class when some-
one walked in and asked
for volunteers for sub
duty.
"I raised my hand," he
said. "It was a spur-of-
the-moment thing."
That seems like an un-
derstatement when you
consider that Lawson,
71, is 6 feet 7 inches
tall not the size of the
prototypical sub sailor.
But he had a command-
ing officer who was even
taller, he said. Height
wasn't an issue in quite
the way you might think
it would be.
"The head wasn't the
problem," he said. "It was
banging your shoulders
on that rounded hatch."
And then there
were the sleeping
arrangements.
"My bed was 6 feet
long," he said. "That's
pretty hard to deal with."
He was in the Navy
from 1962 to 1982, all of
it in submarine service,
though not always in a
boat. For a while he was
stationed in Japan and


would take 2-week tours
to train radio crews.
One such assign-
ment took him to the
Philippines to work with
the crew of the USS
Grayback, which didn't
include even one mar-
ried man.
"They were party
animals," he said. "They
played hard, but they
worked hard."
His sub performed
several war patrols in the
waters off Vietnam dur-
ing the war but didn't get
involved in any action.
Other than nearly surfac-
ing beneath an aircraft
carrier "Sonar didn't
hear him" and a few
other incidents he didn't
elaborate on, his time
in the Navy was rather
uneventful.
"Nothing dramatic
ever really happened," he
said. "Quite frankly, I like
that."
Not that being on a sub
didn't carry risks every
day.
A diesel sub could sub-
merge in 25-30 seconds,
he said.
"If somebody coming
down the hatch didn't
secure it quick enough,
guess what you get?
Water in the people
tank," he said.
A sub can actu-
ally deal with a lot of
internal water by just
pumping it out. But if
the water gets into the
wells where its 120 tons
of batteries are stored,
it can create hydrogen
gas and chlorine gas,
Lawson said.
"And if there's a spark
... kaboom," he said.
When he left the ser-
vice, he went to work as
a buyer for IBM. After al-
most 20 years, he was of-
fered an early retirement
package "a golden
anchor" and relocated
to Port Charlotte to help
his sister take care of his
ailing mother.
A lifelong sailor, he's
now landlocked, unless
he borrows his sister's
boat.
"This is the first time in
my life I haven't owned a
boat," he said.

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OUR VIEW


The answer for Warm Mineral Springs may be to sell it


At this point, we have a hard
time foreseeing a positive
resolution of the ownership
stalemate at Warm Mineral Springs
between North Port and Sarasota
County.
It's hard to believe that such a
treasure not just to North Port and
Sarasota County but also to Florida
- could be put in jeopardy by North
Port. We just don't understand it.
But in light of any further progress,
we offer up the following options:
Get a short-term lease to keep
the Springs operating while seeking
options for long-term operation and
redevelopment.
This makes abundant sense and was
exactly what North Port city commis-
sioners and Sarasota County commis-
sioners agreed to recently. When the
city soon backed out, the deal was off.
The approach appears dead.
Develop a long-term lease for
Springs operation.
City Commissioner Cheryl Cook


has proposed a lease for the current
operator. That shouldn't and won't
happen without a competitive bid.
Even if it were, we question whether
the arrangement would adequately
address infrastructure issues involving
sewer, water and the spa building's
upkeep and renovation.
Do a lease that runs through
the November 2014 elections. Each
commission will have four seats up for
grabs. This dispute is political. If the
election changes the political makeup,
the impasse potentially could be
broken.
The government-owners could let
the current lease lapse June 30, then
take over operation and run it like
a park, a pool or a beach. This was
not the original intent when taxpay-
ers shelled out $5.5 million for the
property. Even considering potential
revenues, the city-county would be
on the hook for renovations and
infrastructure, utility and staff costs,
water-monitoring and environmental


protection costs.
Insurance alone would be sky-high.
Would the public run related
money-making operations, such
as the day spa, salon, gift shop and
restaurant? How would the loss of that
income affect the bottom line?
It seems to us anyone who thinks
the public can make money or
even not lose money running the
Springs has no real grasp of the reality
of business. Moreover, we don't think
government should be "in business"
to begin with. Government doesn't do
that well.
Take it to court.
This seems to be the direction we're
headed. But to what end? Could a
judge force one partner to accept a
concessionaire and redevelopment, or
the other to open a park? What posi-
tive possible outcome is there?
Sell it.
Private partnership disputes can
lead to court-ordered dissolution.
Should we do it now, rather than later?


The two sides just can't agree. A
lawsuit costs taxpayer money on both
sides. Positive resolution seems out of
reach.
So just put the place up for sale.
Sarasota could buy it; North Port
could buy it. Or a private investor
could buy it. Highest bidder.
There should be one big condition,
though: De-annexation. It would
be unacceptable for North Port to
control the property, unless it owned
it outright
The easiest solution is for North
Port to agree to de-annex voluntarily.
It may be possible for the county or
a private owner to petition for de-
annexation, but it's questionable. The
state statute (171.051) is opaque and
case law thin.
It's time to put this option on the
table, though. We believe strongly in
the original design for public owner-
ship, but it's extremely hard to see
how we can possibly get back to that
now.


I fought the lawn


chair, and it won


The overcast skies became a
welcome relief to the constant
attention the sun poured on us
that day. The sand was hot, so
propping my feet up on the lawn
chair that awaited me seemed
like a superb idea, and I would
not be denied.
I quickly made my way to
the chair, covered the chair
with a towel so I would not
get a burn from the hot metal.
Carefully I adjusted the back
of the chair in order to get the
perfect incline for the sun.
As I climbed upon the chair, a
slight breeze began to push the
humidity to acceptable levels,
and I confidently told Megan that
the rain would be coming soon.
Adventure Island can be hot
and make you want to stay in
the water all day; however, on
this glorious Sunday, we caught
a break from the heat. Falling
asleep was not my intention,
it just happened. I can only
imagine that it was a good nap
and I was assured I was enjoying
the peaceful time.
Now to this day, I am not sure
if I dreamed that something was
amiss with one of the kids or
there was an actual event and
I heard the drama that comes
with the territory. What I do
know was the events that un-
folded over the next 30 seconds
have made an impact on me for
at least six weeks.
Upon hearing or dreaming that
there was trouble with one of the
kids, I leapt up and attempted to
get out of the chair. Not know-
ing anything more than what I
thought was an event occurring, I
decided to leap into action.
Without thinking about
anything, I reacted, I did not
know that my foot was somehow


tangled up with the lawn chair.
As I moved to jump into action,
one foot made it to the ground;
the other stayed with the chair
and as I fell forward, the weight
of me on that foot and the lawn
chair did some damage.
I later found out that a broken
toe and damaged tendons was
the price tag for this adventure,
and the initial pain of this mishap
was somewhat more than the
feeling of embarrassment that ac-
companies such an incident. As I
recovered from the fall, I quickly
noticed that the "drama" was
taking a back seat to the incident
and I had managed to capture
the attention of those around me
who cared and gave some humor
to those around me who did not.
My foot began to swell and
throb with every beat of my heart,
thus ending a peaceful moment
in time. I have visited a doctor,
and it will take six weeks for all to
heal but the foot should be just
fine after that. After some serious
consideration and being con-
stantly teased about a lawn chair
taking me out, I have decided on
a good day, I could whip the chair
two out of three times we tangled.
That day was just the chair's
lucky day.
As I thought about what
occurred that day, I wonder how
many times in life we do get the
perfect scenario and instead
of enjoying it, we fall asleep,
missing out on what could have
been something great.
Instead, we end up waking
up too late and tangling with
an obstacle that should have
never been allowed to be one.
One thing is for sure, in life there
are going to be obstacles and
sometimes the lawn chair is
going to win, especially if you are
sleeping on the job.
Relationships, family, work
and education all need us to be
wide awake and prepared for
obstacles. Relaxing, just for a few
minutes, can create a mess. In
my case, this one takes about six
weeks to fix; in other cases, it can
take a lifetime.
The good news is, I was right.
The rain did come and just my
luck, I could not run to avoid it.
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Guns = freedom. Do you like
to go to your chosen church?
Do you like to write your news-
paper with your opinions? Do
you not like armed terrorists
walking the streets? Do you not
like wearing striped pajamas
and living in a concentration
camp? It's the armed citizens
that keep this country free,
keep you free. That keep our
enemies from thinking twice
about invading America. If you
don't like guns, then don't have
one, but be thankful someone
else has chosen to defend your
right to own a firearm. God
bless America.
First, take the guns. This
is to the caller who wants to
know which neighbors have
guns. I'll put a sign in my front
yard that says "Protected by
smoking' weapon." Then you'll
know I have a gun and so
will the burglar who wants to
break in, and he'll choose your
house. Every country that has
murdered its citizens has first
had gun control, gun registra-
tion, then gun confiscation -
Germany, Russia, China.
Birth insurance. Far too
often, we read about great
kids like Ashley Krueger and
Tony Colton in the April 17
Gondolier. These kids have
serious cancer problems. So
do their families who struggle
to give them care and pay
huge bills. But just as often we
learn about other great kids.
They were born with superior
sport or intellectual skills. They
receive full scholarships to col-
lege and their parents will see
some great vacations. Should
having kids be a gamble? Why
doesn't Uncle Sam provide
every child at birth with a
disaster birth policy to soften
the blow on parents? It's just
common sense.
A difference in animals.
This is the caller who originally
called about two weeks ago
about the article you had in
the paper that spelled out the
difference between service


Let 'em


Have It
dogs and therapy dogs and
pets. In today's Gondolier,
April 17,1 I read the two Let'em
Have It letters in regard to
objections to my call. I appar-
ently didn't make myself clear
enough.
I have no objection to ser-
vice dogs. None whatsoever to
a legitimate service dog. What
I have an objection to is the
people who bring their pets to
grocery stores, restaurants, re-
tail shops everywhere where
they're not allowed. And then
they lie to you and try to pass
it off as a service dog. I am
allowed to ask two questions:
is the dog a service animal
required because of a disability
and what task has the dog
been trained to perform?
I got that information from
the ADA government website.
It also says that service animals
are dogs individually trained
to do work or to do tasks for
people with disabilities. I'm in
favor of service dogs. Always
have been. Out of control pets
are fed from the table and ev-
erybody's petting them or their
nose is level with the food or
they're in my shopping basket
that I use for buying groceries.


Pets do not belong in the
stores. Many of these pets are
not under control. Dogs who
provide comfort support are
not service animals.
Prayer. As to prayers before
school board meetings or city
council meetings the people
who are being left out are not
Christians. They are of other
religions. Your God is not the
only God. I am a Christian, but
others have their right to have
their God, too, so that's why I
oppose these prayers.
No to Arena. Rebuilding the
Circus Arena by the taxpayers
of Venice would be about as
crazy as rebuilding Ebbets
Field on the taxpayers of
Brooklyn or rebuilding Giants
Stadium by the taxpayers in
the Bronx. The Dodgers moved
to Los Angeles; the Giants
moved to San Francisco a long
time ago; and the circus moved
from Venice to Sarasota a long
time ago. Turn it over to a
nice park. Put in some figures
of clowns or a plastic lion or
two and say this is where the
Circus Arena was and is now a
park where all the children of
Venice can enjoy.
Wondering. I wonder
how long it will take the
Republicans to blame these
tragedies on Obama. You can
count on it.
The Let'em Have It line
allows readers to sound off
on issues of local interest.
Opinions expressed here are
solely those of the callers.
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Coming together, sharing ideas, makes strong community


In the aftermath of the
Boston Marathon bomb-
ings, much has been made
of the role that online
social networks played in
how people learned about,
shared, and even took part
in the unfolding events.
Photos and videos spread
instantly via social media,
putting us closer than ever
to a national tragedy as
it happened. Individuals
and institutions, from
citizen journalists to the
FBI, tapped social media
to release, request, analyze,
and, yes, correct informa-
tion by the minute.
I don't propose here to
evaluate or advise on the


role of social media or the
responsibility of its users,
other than to note that
information-sharing tech-
nology has clearly trans-
formed how we experience,
process, and even affect
today's "news."
Instead, as we continue
to care for and about those
in Boston and beyond who
were hurt by those horrific
acts, I'd like to make the
case for the value of social
networks in keeping com-
munities glued together.
By social networks, I
mean the broader under-
standing people we
know which has come
to include but is not limited
to the online kind. "Social
capital" is a term that social
scientists use for the ties
that bind us as individuals
into communities, resulting
in increased trust, care for
one another and mutual
assistance.
Social capital, in es-
sence, is the value of our
social networks and of the


tendencies to do things for
one another that arise from
them.
With high levels of it
come things like schools
supported by engaged
parents, neighbors who
know and look out for each
other, and neighborhoods
resistant to crime.
About a decade ago,
Gulf Coast commissioned
our region's participation
in a study of social capital.
We learned that we were
strong at "bonding" within
groups birds of a feather
flocking together, if you
will but had room to
improve in "bridging"
across diverse groups.
Harvard University
professor Robert Putnam,
coauthor of "Better
Together: Restoring the
American Community,"
presented the results and
introduced our community
on the concept and value
of social capital. We also
shared at that time a list
of more than 100 ways to


build social capital through
everyday interactions.
It didn't take long to
see this social-science
theory in real-life action.
After Hurricane Charley's
devastation, a study of our
region's disaster response
found that "personal
relationships are the most
valuable resource after
a disaster." That referred
both to resources from
outside the community
that could provide critical
assistance and to case after
case of neighbor helping
neighbor within destroyed
communities.
As one participant said,
"When systems break
down, relationships
matter."
A few days after the
Boston bombings, a
journalist asked Boston
author Dennis Lehane
how it felt knowing that he
and everyone else had no
choice but to stay at home,
effectively limiting any
"action going on" to what


police knew about or were
doing.
The interviewer seemed
to expect the crime novelist
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SUN NEWSPAPERS


HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BASEBALL



Indians can't overlook Touhey, Sharks


By ROB SMITH
SPORTS EDITOR
It'd be easy for the
Venice Indians (24-3,
No. 3 in Baseball
America's top 25) to over-
look District 12 runner-up
Sebastian River (12-14)
when the Indians host the
Sharks in Thursday's 7A
regional quarterfinal.
A sub-.500 record
would seem to indicate
that Sebastian River's
season will come to an
end Thursday night, but
the Sharks have an ace up
their sleeve in the form
of No. 1 pitcher James
Touhey (6-3, 1.54 ERA).
Venice Head Coach
Craig Faulkner knows
full well the impact a
dominant starter can
have on a game, as two
of the Indians' losses this
season to Riverview and
Harvard Westlake (Calif.)
- came via shutout. The
Sharks qualified for the
regional playoffs by
shocking perennial state
power Martin County on
the strength of Touhey's
right arm.
"We're not overlooking



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STAFF REPORT
The 2013 Sunshine
State Conference Rowing
Championship was
held at Benderson Park
in Sarasota this past
weekend.
The event, run by more
than 300 volunteers,
attracted 43 teams and
nearly 2,000 athletes from
all over the state.


anybody," Faulkner said.
"I watched (Sebastian
River) play (Thursday).
They're going to be a
tough opponent. They
beat a real good Martin
County team. It's gonna
be a battle."
One weakness the
Indians can exploit is the
Sharks defense, which
committed a combined
nine errors in their win
over Martin County and
subsequent loss to South
Fork in the District 12 title
game.
In short, the Indians
should be fine as long as
they put the ball in play.
Venice also has the
advantage of its own
pitching staff and de-
fense, which allowed just
25 runs all season.
"We don't give up
a whole lot of runs,"
Faulkner said. "You've
got to beat us to beat us.
Pitching, defense, we're
gonna put some runs on
the board here and there,
enough to win."
With nearly a week
separating Venice's
District 11 champion-
ship win over Sarasota


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL
Tyson Albert, pictured, or Brandon Elmy will likely start Venice's regional quarterfinal against Sebastian River Thursday.


last Friday and first
pitch Thursday, the
Indians staff will be
well-rested.


ig champions

SUN PHOTOS BY
JUSTIN FENNELL
At right: Nearly 2,000 athletes
from Florida participated in
the SSC Rowing Championship
at Benderson Park in Sarasota.


Below: A girls crew team
from Tampa Prep launches its
boat during practice before
Saturday's regatta.


Faulkner likely knows
who he's starting
Thursday but is keeping
that decision to himself.


"We can start anybody pitcher is for that team."
because we've got a lot Prediction: Venice 6,
of days off here," he said. Sebastian River 0
"We'll look at who the best Email:rsmith@VeniceGondolier.com


held in Sarasota


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the 2013 football season
will be held in the VHS
gym, May 6-9, from 5:30
to 7:30 p.m.
Any student inter-
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needs to complete a
student athletic packet.
Packets are available
at all middle school
offices, online and at


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Registration is open to
the public. Call 941-492-
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The proceeds from
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services to victims of
domestic and sexual
violence and promote a
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scored and two RBI in Venice's district playoff
wins over Braden River and Sarasota. He also
made a spectacular diving catch in the third inning
of the Indians' 3-0 championship game victory
over the Sailors.


Swarm win


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and competes against all-star teams from around the state. "We are very proud of this
eighth-grade group. They work very hard and play well as a team'," Head Coach John Flynn
said. Cayman Hupp and Adam Tarlonski made the All-Tournament team, and Aaron Hackett
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Collins' coming-out a positive first step


Rob
Smith


"I'm a 34-year-old NBA
center. I'm black. And I'm
gay."
With those three simple
sentences, Jason Collins
became the first active
openly gay male athlete
in a major American team
sport.
The day is coming -
and soon when "news"
like this will no longer
be news. According to a
Washington Post poll last
month, just 44 percent
of adults ages 65 and
over believe gay mar-
riage should be legal.
That number jumps to
81 percent in the 18-29
age demographic.
Marriage beliefs aside,
those statistics indicate a
broader, more promising
trend: our society is a lot
more tolerant and open-
minded than it once was.
The announcement
is beneficial for Collins'
personal life, even if it
puts his professional one
in jeopardy.
It might well cost
Collins what's left of his
NBA career. He is by no
measure an indispens-
able player, but rather
an end-of-the-bench
journeyman who's good
for six hard fouls and not
much else. He might've
struggled to catch on
with a team even before
deciding to come out.
Teams may be averse to
signing a player who con-
tributes little on the court
while receiving endless
amounts of attention
away from it.
None of that matters
much today, though.
What's important is that
Collins had the courage
to risk everything he's
earned in life up to this
point in exchange for
the opportunity to live
honestly.
Waiting until he had
retired to come out
would've been the easy
thing for Collins to do.
Former Orlando Magic
center John Amaechi
blazed that trail years ago.
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right now, on his own
terms.
The immediate public
feedback was largely posi-
tive, a sign that we are,
indeed, ready to accept
openly gay athletes and
critique them on the basis
of their performance on
the court rather than
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As Miami Heat super-
star LeBron James said of
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can play the game, that's
all that matters. I think it's
a very strong thing to do."
Still, such a pioneer-
ing announcement was
bound to be met with
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and guys wanna mess
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(shaking my head)."
Chris Broussard, a
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the NBA for ESPN, said
Collins' lifestyle is in
open rebellion to God.
Professional golfer
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Broussard's comments.
Everyone is entitled to
his or her opinion, but
Collins' announcement
opened a door and a con-
versation. Now that we
have a gay professional
athlete, we can take steps
toward minimizing the
significance of a reality
that has been true, albeit
kept under wraps, for a
while now.
A 2012 Gallup poll
revealed that about
3.5 percent of Americans
identify themselves
as homosexuals. Over
3,300 male athletes
occupy rosters in the
NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL.
Based on the national
average, 115 of those men
are gay. Maybe there are
a few more, maybe a few
less.
The point is, it's bor-
derline impossible that
Collins is the only gay
man participating in
those four sports right
now. There are others like
Collins, and now they
have someone whom they
can look up to and say,


AP FILE PHOTO
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the first male professional athlete in the four major American
sports leagues to come out as gay.


"Jason did it. So can I."
Maybe we'll reach a
point where prep and
college athletes don't
have to maintain a
straight image in order
to be accepted by their
peers, as Collins did
when he got engaged to a
woman despite knowing
he was attracted to men.
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homophobia from the
sports world, which tends
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progress when an athlete
coming out is no longer
newsworthy. The fact that
Collins' announcement
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most major newspapers
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Society has come a long
way in a short time, but a
fear, and in some cases,
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Provided by BOBETH YATES
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COURT
FROM PAGE 1

times in Salter's Park
Road home in Venice
on Jan. 24, 2011, burst-
ing into the home and
flying into a jealous rage.
Nabergall was nearly
decapitated in the attack,
while Salter was stabbed
more than 14 times
and also died from stab
wounds to his neck.
A jury found Lee guilty
March 22 of two counts
of first-degree murder.
Lee will be back in
a Sarasota courtroom
Thursday for a Spencer
hearing, during which
Lee's attorneys will
attempt to prevent his
execution by providing
added evidence and tes-
timony for 12th Circuit
Judge Peter Dubensky,
who has the final say on
whether Lee spends the
rest of his life behind
bars, or will die by lethal
injection.
A Spencer hearing,
named for Leonard
Spencer, who was sen-
tenced in 1989 to death
after a jury found him
guilty of two counts of
first-degree murder and
multiple counts of armed


those inspections were
never done.
The county is issuing
refunds to more than
10,000 residents, totaling
more than half a million
dollars.
"They had been
charging and they didn't
give me the service,"
said Minnel Giangucco.
She is one of many
county residents billed
for the inspections that
were never done. The
county agreed to refund
those charges, but there

robbery, is to ensure the
reliability of the penalty
and sentencing process
in Florida.
Lee's attorney, pub-
lic defender Carolyn
Schlemmer, could not
be reached for comment
Tuesday. But according
to the Sarasota County
Clerk of Courts website,
Schlemmer plans to
call several crime scene
investigators and detec-
tives involved in the case
as part of the Spencer
hearing. The hearing is
scheduled for 1:30 p.m.,
according to records.

Lee hurts own
defense while on
the stand
Bennett thought one
of Schlemmer's biggest
mistakes during the
trial was putting Lee on
the stand, because he
seemed neither credible
nor believable.
There was something
plain "wrong" about
Lee, Bennett said, and
as he kept contradicting
himself on the stand, it
became apparent to the
jury that he likely wasn't
telling the truth.
Lee admitted to stab-
bing Salter, but framed
his confession as that of


was a problem.
"A citizen called and
said they have not gotten
a credit and they should
have. That's when staff
started looking and
realized the names were
different," said County
Administrator Randall
Reid.
The county sent 3,400
people refunds that were
not owed one.
"There had been
credits and refunds is-
sued to the wrong group
of people who were likely

protector, who happened
to bust in on Salter
killing Nabergall and
tried to save her life. Lee
testified he was trying to
help Nabergall fight her
drug addiction, which
was being furthered by
Salter.
Bennett said the
jury had difficulty with
the fact that none of
Nabergall's DNA was
found on the clothing he
buried in the backyard of
the Englewood home of
his friend Rhonda Porter
after the crime, but pho-
tos of the crime scene,
depicting Nabergall and
Salter lying in pools of
their own blood, their
bodies badly mangled,
had possibly the largest
impact on the jury.
Those crime scene
photos played over and
over in jurors' minds,


not eligible for those,"
Reid said.
But, not only did the
county refund some of
the wrong group, they
also found out that due
to a system glitch the list
of customers deserving
refunds was incomplete.
"There were a number
of addresses that were
dropped when we did a
software transfers a year
ago," Reid said.
The county adminis-
trator said for whatever
reason, their database

Bennett said, and helped
them decide Lee should
die for his actions, voting
9-3 on March 28 in favor
of sentencing him to
death. It took them an
hour to decide on the
recommendation.
"We asked ourselves,
I asked myself, how
could somebody do
this to somebody else?"
Bennett said. "This guy
is pure evil you could
see it in his eyes. That's
what I decided. And he
didn't deserve to walk the
streets."
A former military
police officer, Bennett
admitted to making his
own mistakes in life. So
he looked at Nabergall's
struggle with drugs as
not something that was
defining, but instead
something that she would
never be given the chance


excluded residents that
actually lived in the
county, and that data-
base wasn't matching up
with the system used to
bill customers for utilities
services. It's a mixup that
has baffled residents and
county officials.
"I have asked that
we be audited with the
county clerk, Karen
Rushing, and also we're
looking at a manage-
ment reviews of how the
system works par-
ticularly focusing on the

to beat, to rise above.
He said he often
looked out into the
courtroom at Nabergall's
and Salter's families and
thought of his own two
young children, thought
of the unimaginable suf-
fering of having someone
ripped away from them
in such an awful way.
"I know how that
would feel if that had
been done to my child,
regardless of the life


technology," Reid said.
In the meantime,
residents like Giangucco
say they are ready for the
county to get everything
sorted out.
"I hope that everything
is corrected now and that
they will service this,"
she said
It is unknown how
many South County
residents are affected.
County officials says
the audit can take
anywhere from weeks to
months.

they chose to lead. She
(Nabergall) had a lot of
life still ahead of her," he
said. "Innocent lives were
taken."
Dennis Menendez,
spokesman for the 12th
Judicial Circuit, said
Dubensky could decide
on Lee's sentence follow-
ing the Thursday hear-
ing, but added it could
also be decided at a later
hearing.
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: WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013


SHARKS
FROM PAGE 1

Under the building
will be a common area
with shaded picnic tables
for beachgoers and
walkway to the pier with
landscaping.
Approaching the
entrance, visitors will
pass a large aquarium,
then can take a left
down a ramp to relax in
a circular open outdoor
viewing area before
dinner, chilling out on
couches and chairs
seating 30 to 40 people,
similar to Bonefish.
Cocktail servers will
offer wine, martinis
and liquors as guests
wait for a table or just
relax enjoying wonderful
views of the pier, gulf
and sunsets. Continuing
around the outside will
be a canopy-covered
outdoor all-weather din-
ing area for 85 people on
the patio fitted with fans
and heaters.
To the far right of
the patio is a meeting
room for 24 diners,
with divider opening
glass doors to an ad-
ditional inside room for
16 people. A new facil-
ity to Sharky's, Pachota
says it will provide for
the medical industry
continuing education
meetings, lawyers doing
seminars on retirement,
weddings, anniversaries
and endless events.
With a comforting
water and blue theme,
the inside water-themed
main dining room will
be more formalized
than the beach bar but


This artist's rendering shows what the new Sharky's restaurant
will look like from the deck looking out onto the ocean. The
new restaurant will include a large fish tank, a waterfall,
various forms of special seating and a new, large menu.


providing the same fun,
casual dining experience.
There will be seating for
85 at tables and seven
booths, including two
larger signature booths
surrounded by aqua style
glass.
Diners will enjoy the
panoramic views of
the gulf beaches, not
obscured by the outdoor
seating which is dropped
down 16 inches. A very
colorful and inviting
bar with 16 seats ad-
joins a sushi station
all in a more upscale
setting where diners
enjoy a higher level of
ingredients.
A Pan Asian menu is
offered with fresh local
grouper, amberjack
and Mahi, with sushi,
sea bass, great steaks,
chicken and a full
gambit of recipe items
with more chef specialty
items with frequent
menu changing.
The new second
kitchen to the rear of
the bar on the south
side allows employees
to walk to a separate


elevator, not passing the
public. All new equip-
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the ability to create very
special ingredients and
recipes for menu items
that cannot be prepared
in the limited space
downstairs.
"We will open when-
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demand, starting with
dinner from 4 p.m. to
5 p.m. and in season,
lunch and dinner,"
Pachota said. "Probably
the later crowd will go
back to the older Sharky's
downstairs by our Tiki
bar, currently open till
10 p.m .and weekends till
midnight."
Pachota employs
150 people now and
will probably bump
up to 300 but to open
he needs 80, although
business in the exist-
ing restaurant may
come down a little bit.
Sometimes, there is a
2-hour wait, and he is
hoping to take care of
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people in a more timely,
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This artist's rendering shows what the new Sharky's restaurant will look like from the parking lot.
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with the new expansion.
Till now, they have not
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fully expect to do so in
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Sea Turtle season begins
today, May 1 and continues
through Oct. 31.
That today is a Wednesday
coordinates perfectly with
changes being made in the
way nesting and hatching is
being recorded this year.
Although sea turtle nestings
have been on the upswing the
past few years, state budget
cuts resulted in fewer dollars
for Mote Marine Laboratory,
which oversees area volunteers
and also tabulates nesting
and hatchling numbers for
Sarasota County beaches.
For the first time, there was
no recruitment of volunteer
turtle patrollers this year.
"We are changing the way
we monitor nests," Mote
spokesman Nadine Slimak
said. "It will be more of an
indexing system the way they
do it on the east coast. We will
follow their model."
During nesting season, vol-
unteers walk the beaches just
after sunrise each day. A typi-
cal volunteer will walk about
one mile and work one day a
week although some regularly
go out two or three days per
week. Beaches from Caspersen
Beach north to and including
Casey Key are patrolled by
volunteers on a permit from
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission,
licensed to Tony Tucker, a
senior biologist at Mote.
Mote volunteers watch over
some 35 miles of beach from
the Manatee/Sarasota county
line south to the Caspersen
Beach at Venice.
Volunteers from the Coastal
Wildlife Club (CWC) patrol the
beaches in Sarasota, Charlotte
and Lee counties, from
Caspersen Beach south to
Gasparilla and Little Gasparilla
islands plus Manasota Key and
Palm Island. They also operate
on a permit from FFWCC but
under the name ofWilma Katz,
Coastal's president.
"A volunteer's work will
not change too much," Mote
senior biologist Kristen
Mazzarella said.
They will still note the
location of each nest and crawl

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condo or headlights of a car in a parking lot near the beach. During Sea turtle nesting season, Venice and many other coastal cities in Florida have lighting
ordinances to protect nesting and hatchling turtles.

but will only stake nests on
Wednesday. Staked nests will
be monitored as they have
in past years. Volunteers will
make sure there are eggs in the
nest, note the nesting date and
location information on the
stake and also note the infor-
mation in the book maintained
for that stretch of beach. "
Each nest so marked will be
monitored as in the past. If a --
nest is vandalized by a wild ani-
mal or washed away in a storm,
that information will be noted.
After the emergence of the
hatchlings, if any, an inventory ; "
About 20 percent of Mote
volunteers are permitted to ...
do the detailed recording, .
egg counting and so on. All
volunteers can flag nests for the
data keepers. While complete i i
information will only be kept
for Wednesday nests, every nest
will be logged in initially, al-
though there will be no further .:..
follow-up, Mazzarella said.
In the past, such detailed ,. ,
information was maintained-
for each and every nest. Each
summer, 10 to 16 volunteer in-
terns work at Mote. It depends .. .',
on how many are available
Mazzarella said.
One lone loggerhead hatchling fights its way out of its nest prior to heading into the surf with fellow hatchlings. If it
TURTLE 111 survives, and if it is a female, it will return to its natal beach as an adult some 20 to 30 years in the future to nest.


Kids invent robots to help seniors around house


SUN PHOTO BY BARBARA BEAN-MELLINGER


Students at Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County designed robots using
LEGOs, gears and motors to help make the lives of seniors easier. Among
those demonstrating their inventions Thursday at an open house in Engle-
wood were James Roderick, Rebekah Lopez, Evan Byrkett, Sean Leahy, Jaden
Martin and Corey Pooler.


By BARBARA BEAN-MELLINGER
SUN CORRESPONDENT
When the children at the
Boys & Girls Club learned
what it was like to get old, they
invented robots to help seniors
lift heavy objects and reach
high places.
The kids were ready and
eager Thursday to show what
they've been doing over the past
several months at the Boys &
Girls Clubs of Charlotte County
Open House at Tiffany Square.
First-, second- and third-grad-
ers gave presentations on the
robotics they built with LEGOs.
"We asked them to use gears
and motors to design things to
help make life easier for senior
citizens," said teacher Jennifer
Stringer.
Local seniors told the
children what life was like
when they were kids, what
changes they've seen, and


what is difficult for them to do
as they've grown older.
After learning that moving
heavy items was difficult for se-
niors, Rebekah Lopez and James
Roderick built a miniature boat
mobile that could theoretically
move heavy items. "It doesn't
need any gas to run," Rebekah
said as she and James demon-
strated the crank mechanism.
Corey Pooler built a lever cata-
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for the seniors. A special com-
partment holds the items after
they are reached. Evan Byrkett
built a secret shield room where
seniors can hide, while Jaden
Martin built an airplane for
seniors. Sean Leahy built a magic
show for their entertainment.
Fourth- and fifth-graders
held a science fair to showcase
their experiments. Joey Calleia,
a fourth-grader at Myakka River
Elementary School, experiment-
ed making a water trombone


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volumes of water. Josh Arnett, a
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By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH
STAFF WRITER
Covered in blood, Ron
Hess lay shivering Friday
on the hospital floor. He
was 2,500 feet away from
an explosion in a hyper-
baric chamber in the
Respiratory Department
at Sarasota Memorial
Hospital.
Hess' burns and
blood weren't real, but
the paramedics, police,
nurses and doctors who
quickly responded to him
and more than a dozen
others weren't actors.
They worked tirelessly
as if a mass casualty
explosion had actually
occurred at SMH.
During the drill, first
responders were only
told there was an explo-
sion with several poten-
tial victims. They were
tasked with putting out
a fire in the hyperbaric
chamber and saving as
many seriously burned
and mangled victims as
possible in a short time
period.
When Sarasota County
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ics arrived at the fourth
floor of the Waldemere
Tower at SMH, disori-
ented patients were
wandering around the
hallways, holding their
open wounds. Others
had been blown to the
floor and were saturated
in blood. Some groaned,
while fading in and out
of consciousness. Others
called for help as they
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losing an arm, leg or
fingers.
Paramedics resusci-
tated as many "victims"
as they could and placed
the missing limbs they
could find in bags,
putting them near each
patient before moving
on to another. One nurse
called out, "Do we have
any ice?" A police officer
ran by and yelled "No."
"The mass casu-
alty drill tests Sarasota
County's multi-agency
response," said SMH
spokeswoman Kim
Savage. "It will also test
the hospital's ability
to activate downtime
and backup procedures
and to operate despite
disruptions to power,
medical gases, utilities
and communication
networks across the main
campus."
According to Mickey
Watson, chief of pub-
lic safety at Sarasota
Memorial, the fire,
police, EMS, emergency
management and other
employees on scene were
evaluated by SMH staff
and a team from Tampa
General Hospital during


bUNMU IHUIu B Y EtLAIIv_ ALLEIN-ElVINIL;-
First responders fight to save a victim during a mock drill at Sara-
sota Memorial Hospital on Friday.


the drill.
"The results of the
evaluation on how
everyone did during this
three-alarm response
will be available in about
30 days," he said during
a media briefing after the
drill.
Watson then attended
a debriefing with first
responders to discuss the
chain of events.
Watson said the
backstory of the simu-
lated explosion was that
an elderly female patient
at the hospital was
placed in the hyperbaric
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therapist didn't know
the silk would create a
spark that caused static
electricity, resulting in "a
violent explosion of the
pressurized and oxygen-
enriched vessel."
"The exercise is one of
two countywide disaster
drills Sarasota Memorial
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conjunction with local
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emergency management


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ings in Boston and explo-
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Paramedics
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was a fire on
the fourth
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preparedness drills SMH
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* WEDNESDAY
KMI Exhibit, Explore 37
years of Kentucky Military Institute in
Venice; Venice Museum & Archives,
351 Nassau St. S, Venice, 486-2487
Zumba with Mary Lynn,
417 S Tamiami Tr Venice 34285 Daily
10am Evenings 6:15pm 941-685-8445
Partners in Play, 12-12:45 pm
Jacaranda Lib 4143 Woodmere Park
Blvd. Venice, walking-age 5 861-5000
Fun With Watercolors,
Paint-Alongs with Carolyn Merenda,
Wed., 1-4pm. South Venice Civic Assn,
720 Alligator Dr. $85/mo.+supplies.
366-2866.


Bingo, K of C, 512 Substation
Rd Venice, FL 34285, 941-485-1663.
Prizes up to $1,300. Jackpot pays
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Ballroom Classes, Wed.
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for info call 941-496-9692

* THURSDAY
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online problems 10:00am-1:00pm
Jacaranda Lib 4143 Woodmere Park
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Bach Flower Essence,
Create your own Remedy. $20. Reiki
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Unit 5. Reservations a must. 497-7795.


American Artists, Learn
about American artists with filmed
lectures. 2-3 pm Jac Library 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd Ven 861-5000
Yoga w/Mary Lynn,
Mon @ 5:30 pm & Thurs 5PM, 417
S Tamiami Tr, 34285. Contact Mary
Lynn 941-685-8445 or mlszerbin@
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* FRIDAY
Mommy and Me Yoga!,
Mommy and Me Yoga 9am-9:50 am
VeniceHolisticCenter 251 Tamiami,
business 41
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Jacaranda Lib 4143 Woodmere Park
Blv Venice 2 2 5 yrs 861-5000


In order to provide "one-stop shopping" for area
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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Deadlines: For events to run in Wednesday's paper,
the deadline is 1 p.m. Monday. For events to run in
Saturday's paper, the deadline is 1 p.m. Thursday.
In order to print as many events as possible, we will
print a maximum of four lines per event at no cost. You
may purchase additional space for $10 per day, per
event, per edition. Simply choose"Paid Listing"on the
"Submit Event"page on the website. All paid listings
will run in the location designated for the event type.
We will only allow one submission per event, per
day. If your event runs for more than one day, you will
need to submit a separate form for each day. Multiple
submissions of the same event for the same date may
result in all the related events being removed.


Woodmere Park Blvd Ven 861-5000
Science Matters, Enjoy
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2:00-3:30pm Jacaranda Library
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd Ven
861-5000


'Side Show' caps winning


season at The Players


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Conjoined twins are not
usually the stuff of musicals
- let alone a Broadway
hit -yet that is the musi-
cal story currently lighting
up the main stage at The
Players Theatre in Sarasota.
"Side Show" tells the story
of Daisy (Alana Opie) and
Violet (Danae DeShazer)
Hilton and their move from
a midway side show filled
with "freaks" to vaudeville's
famed Orpheum Circuit
and ultimately to the films,
"Freaks" and "Chained for
Life."
As directed by Michael
Newton-Brown, who also
created the stylish set, "Side
Show" is as entertaining as
it is visually stunning.
Opie and DeShazer, as
the twins, maybe the stars
of the show and, deservedly
so for their strong perfor-
mances, but backing them
up is a strong cast.
Terri Connor (Tim
Fitzgerald) of the Orpheum
Circuit, is the man who dis-
covers the girls, orchestrates
their big break and move to
vaudeville. Ultimately, he
develops a soft spot for Daisy.
Jason Kimble plays
Connor's associate, Buddy,
who, at the urging of
Connor, teaches the girls to
sing and dance. Whether he
loves Violet or fame more,
one of several stories within
this story, is a mystery. There
is no mystery about the feel-
ings of Jake (Terry Rhodes),
who leaves the side show to
look out for the twins when
they move to vaudeville.
David Walker is on the
money as the boss everyone
loves to hate. He gets the
show off to a rousing start
with "Come Look at the
Freaks," the first musical
number, and scores again
near the show's end with
"Beautiful Day For a
Wedding."
Opie and DeShazer had
plenty of great material
and made the most of it,
especially in numbers such
as "Like Everyone Else,"
"Feelings You've Got to
Hide." "Leave Me Alone"
and "Who Will Love Me As
IAm?"
And those are just in Act
One.
The entire company is
stunning in "Rare Songbirds
on Display" and "NewYear's
Day"
Opie, DeShazer, Bowman
and Kimble worked well
together in "The Tunnel
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Alana Opie,
left, and Danae
DeShazer portray
conjoined twins
Daisy and Violet
Hilton in "Side
Show,"' now
showing at The
Players Theatre.


Pasquini's lighting com-
bined to provide the illusion
of a moving boat.
Teri Lyons Duncan por-
trays Dolly Dimple, the side
show fat lady, with gusto
and a stunning voice.
Others in the cast include
Sharon Bartley as the
Snake Lady; Jay Bowman
(producer and roustabout);
Craig Engle (Fakir); Mary
Glantz, Sarah Mayper, Linda
Roeming and LaurenWard
as Harem Girls; Joseph
Grosso as Geek; Casey
Kelley as Tattooed Lady; Alex
Mahadevan as Lobster Man;
Jean Paul-Monde as Sheik;
Brandon Tyson and Peter
Vallance as roustabouts;
Kelly Ann Mueller Turner as
Bearded Lady; and Debbi
White as the Fortune Teller.
The book and lyrics by
Bill Russell and music by
Henry Krieger make for
songs to listen to again and
again, and this cast makes


one want to hear and see
it again and again.
Costume designer Kathy
Sutto not only met the
challenge of dressing the
conjoined twins but also all
the "Freaks" and stunning
vaudevillians in the big
musical numbers.
The orchestra included
musical director/keyboardist
Joyce Valentine plus Alan J,
Corey John Januszewski, Teri
Booth, Eli Schldkraut, Ellen
Whitman and Joe Wolfe.
Dominic Bisesti was the
choreographer.
"Side Show" contin-
ues through May 5 at
The Players, 838 North
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Performances are at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday through
Thursday and on Saturday
with a matinee on Sunday.
For tickets, call the box
office at 941-365-2494 or
visit ThePlayers.org.
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tracted with All Faiths
Food Bank to distribute
free USDA commodi-
ties to eligible Sarasota
County residents
Wednesday, May 1,
10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Venice
Community Center, 326
S. Nokomis Ave., Venice.

Mother's Day
with Nate
In honor of Mother's
Day, Nate Jacobs, artistic
director of West Coast
Black Theatre Troupe,
is bringing back his
hilarious one-man show,
"Aunt Rudele's Family
Reunion," for a limited
run May 16-18, 8 p.m.,
and May 19, 2 p.m.
Tickets are $29.50; to
order, call Toska at 941-
366-1505 or buy online.
Visit Wbtt.org.

Literacy
volunteers
The Literacy
Volunteers of South


Sarasota County
(LVSSC) is looking for
tutors to work with
adults who need help
improving their read-
ing and writing skills
or who are learning
English as a Second
Language. Tutors usu-
ally spend one to two
hours a week with their
students, one-to-one,
plus another hour or
two in preparation.
Most tutor/student
pairs meet in one of
the public libraries for
their tutoring session.
The next tutor train-
ing will be held in
July on two successive
Saturday. For more
information about
tutoring or other
volunteer tasks, call
941-488-8994 or email
lvssc@verizon.net.

'How to Eat Like a
Child' on stage
Venice Theatre's
Generations Series
presents the musical
"How to Eat Like a Child
(And other Lessons in
Not Being a Grown-up)"
May 9 through Sunday,


May 26. Performances
will take place on Venice
Theatre's Pinkerton
Stage Thursdays
through Saturdays at
7 p.m.; matinees will
be on Saturdays and
Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for
students, $17 for adults;
discounts are avail-
able for groups of 20
or more. Tickets are
available at the theater's
box office, by phone at
941-488-1115 or online
atVeniceStage.com.

Embracing Our
Differences
displays artwork
The 10th annual
Embracing Our
Differences exhibit is
on display at Sarasota's
Island Park through
June 2 and at North
Port High School
May 1-June 2. Artwork
and quotes from stu-
dents from 43 schools
in Sarasota, Manatee
and Charlotte counties
were chosen for the
exhibit. Learn more at
EmbracingOur
Differences.org.


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State's jobless numbers at lowest level since October 2008


By BRENDA BARBOSA
STAFF WRITER

The jobs market across
the state and Southwest
Florida continues to gain
ground.
According to a state-
wide unemployment
report released by the
Florida Department of
Economic Opportunity,
the state's February
unemployment rate
dropped to its lowest level
since October 2008, to a
seasonally adjusted rate
of 7.7 percent match-
ing the national rate.
That's 0.2 percentage
points less than January's
revised 7.9 percent rate,
and 1.3 percentage points
below the 9 percent un-
employment rate reported
in February 2012.
Florida's unemploy-
ment rate has declined


year-over-year for
28 consecutive months,
officials said.
Across Southwest
Florida, the job market
continues to improve as
Charlotte, Sarasota and
DeSoto counties all saw
declines in the unem-
ployment rate. (Regional
figures, which are not
seasonally adjusted to ac-
count for fluctuations in
areas such as tourism and
agriculture, are reported
differently than state and
federal rates, which are
seasonally adjusted.)
Sarasota County
had the biggest area
year-over-year decline,
posting a 7.2 percent
unemployment rate in
February, two full per-
centage points lower
than the 9.2 percent rate
reported in February
2012 that's also a


whole percentage-point
drop from January's rate
of 8.2 percent.
Charlotte County's
rate dropped from
8.1 percent in January to
7.4 percent in February.
That's a decline of nearly
two percentage points
from the 9.3 percent
unemployment rate a
year ago.
DeSoto County saw
its unemployment rate
dip from 7.5 percent
in January to 7.3 per-
cent in February. In
February 2012, DeSoto's
unemployment rate was
8.6 percent.
Gov. Rick Scott touted
the administration's
efforts to create more
private-sector jobs
Friday while touring a
new 500,000-square-foot
plastics manufacturing
facility in Orlando, which


opened in January.
"With (a statewide)
unemployment rate
of 7.7 percent, the
lowest in more than
four years, and nearly
300,000 private-sector
jobs created over the
last two years, we have
proof that it's working,"
Scott said in a prepared
statement. "Our efforts to
reduce taxes, pay down
state debt, and grow the
economy (demonstrate)
our success in growing
jobs for Florida families."
Scott conceded,
however, that more
work needs to be done.
The DEO jobless report
notes there are 729,000
Floridians out of a
workforce of 9,427,000 -
without a job.
"While today's an-
nouncement is great
news, we know we have


AREA UNEMPLOYMENT


County
Charlotte
Sarasota
DeSoto


February'13 January'13 February'12
7.4% 8.1% 9.3%
7.2% 8.2% 9.2%
7.3% 7.5% 8.6%
Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity


more work to do to
ensure that every Florida
family that wants a job
can get one," Scott said.
Debbie Guilbault,
manager of Southwest
Florida Works in Port
Charlotte, said things are
looking up in the area,
albeit slowly.
"If you go to our web-
site (www.employflorida.
com), you'll see we have
a lot of jobs out there
for Charlotte County,"
Guilbault said in a phone
interview. "We have
more than we've had in
the recent past. January


seemed to be slow for us,
but it picked up again."
According to the DEO,
Florida's seasonally
adjusted total nonagri-
cultural employment was
7,479,700 in February
2013, an increase of
7,800 jobs or 0.1 percent
more than January. The
number of jobs in the
state was up 128,100
from February 2012, an
increase of 1.7 percent.
Nationally, the number
of jobs was up 1.5 percent
over last year, according
to the jobless report.
Email: bbarbosa@sun-herald.com


Celebrating Earth Day with fun, education


DeFrank Howell, 7, and Michele Bailey of Englewood enjoyed
painting tiles, courtesy of Cricket's Olde Village Pottery, for
an Earth Day obelisk that will be placed on the grounds of the
Englewood Open Studio.


The Rhythm Inlet drum band, based in Nokomis, has members
from Englewood, Venice, and all over the area. Performing Sunday
at the Englewood Earth Day Festival were, from left, Rod Miller,
Lesa Soodak, Bruce Paulsen, Joyce Cekander and Jeff Hanna.


SUN PHOTOS BY BARBARA MELLINGER,
barbara.mellinger@gmail.com
Hoop Dance Basics teacher Gina DeFrancesco, Michelle O'Connor
of Port Charlotte and Greg Dales, co-founder of the Englewood
Open Studio give hula hoops a whirl Sunday at the Earth
Day Festival on Dearborn Street. An estimated 1,800 people
attended the first-ever event. DeFrancesco teaches hoop dance
at Dance Etc., a new studio in Englewood.


Jenniter Perry, president of the Olde Englewood Village Associa-
tion and Debra Mosley, OEVA membership chairwoman, both left,
worked the raffle table Sunday at the Earth Day Festival. Marie
LaForge, right back, owner of Mango Bistro, and Evelyn Dales,
right front, of the Englewood Open Studio, co-chaired the event.


Linda and John Nevelino of Long Island, N.Y., bought a bracelet
made of recycled can pop tops from eighth-grader Jasmine
Morris at L.A. Ainger Middle School's Environmental Club booth.


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shelter all year, said site co-
ordinator Stephanie Bragg.
Fourth- and fifth-graders
spent three months writing
books from the perspective
of shelter animals. The au-
thors wrote as pigs, snakes,
fish and slugs, describing
what it was like in a shelter
and how they longed for
adoption.
Students also made
clay models of animals.
MacKenzie McDowell's
exhibit held a turtle,
turtle nest and eggs.
About 46 children from
Vineland and Myakka
schools attend the Tiffany
Square Boys & Girls Club.
* *
Summer camps will be
offered at Tiffany Square
Plaza, 2828 S. McCall
Road, Englewood, for
students entering grades
one through five from


SUN PHOTO BY BARBARA BEAN-MELLINGER


While studying animals and animal shelters, students at the
Tiffany Square Boys and Girls Club wrote books from the perspec-
tive of shelter animals and made clay models. They include
Caiden Rittinger, John Riedlinger, Timmy DeStefano, MacKenzie
McDowell, Ben Arnett, Giovanni Aviles and Presley Diemer.


7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday, June 3
to Aug. 2. Cost is $50 a
week for one child and
$40 a week per child for
two or more. Camps will
also be offered at L.A.
Ainger Middle School
Teen Center, 245 Cougar
Way Rotonda West, for


students entering grades
six through eight from
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
to Friday June 3 27.
Camps are free. For more
information on summer
camps, call 941-979-8379
or 941-875-3312, email
jpralle@bgcofcc.org, or
go to www.bgcofcc.org.


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North Port resident David Cerniglia makes stone and shell
candles while his wife, Susan, designs fretwork a dying
form of woodwork, she says for sale Sunday at the Earth Day
Festival on Dearborn Street in Englewood.


PHOTO PROVIDED

Line dance club more than just dance

Englewood Country Liners installed 2013-2014 officers for the line dance club, a fun and
civic-minded social group of about 50 members founded in 1995. New officers include
Nancy Vargo, president; Janet Darkey, historian; Doris Muller, vice president; Jayne
Parker, secretary and Pat Etchison, treasurer. Although not a line dancing class, the Liners
do teach new steps and practice existing dances at the beginning and intermediate
levels. In addition, the nonprofit helps out local charities. Members, on occasion, enter-
tain at shows and nursing homes around town. Line dancing is good exercise for body and
mind. The public, all ages, is invited to join the Liners on Thursdays from 9-11:30 a.m. at
Christ Lutheran Church, 701 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood, Call Nancy at 941-474-6027 or
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I LOS ANGELES TIMES CROSSWORD


ACROSS
1 Aveeno's parent
CO.
6 Hebrides native
10 Madcap
14 Olds's last
compact
15 Biblical prophet
16 "En garde"
weapon
17 Louis of MGM
18 Taps
20 'General outline
components
22 Actor Aykroyd
23 SFO hrs.
24 They may grade
univ. papers
27 -di-dah
30 Shell-shocked
33 Ad time
35 Steamed
37 *16th/17th-
century dramatic
nickname
39 Scrawny sort
41 First person in
France?
42 "Shrek" ogress
43 *2009-10 Lady
Gaga hit
46 Distance
measures
47 2003 self-titled
folk album
48 Lawless TV role
50 Dr. with Grammys
51 Composer Rorem
52 Windy City rail
and bus org.
54 "Community"
network
56 Cruise ship game
... or how to start
each of the
answers to
starred clues?
62 Go motoring
65 Studio sign
66 Operating system
developed at Bell
Labs
67 Sandusky's lake
68 Short and
probably not
sweet
69 Like the Nissan
Cube
70 Swabbing site
71 Pounded the
keyboard
DOWN
1 Door part


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2 Banned orchard
spray
3 "Miss
Independent"
R&B singer
4 Can't contemplate
5 "Michael, Row the
Boat Ashore" river
6 Schism group
7 Peter or Paul, but
not Mary
8 Ship's lowest 70-
Across
9 Consults
10 Son of Cronus
and Rhea
11 "Angry Birds," e.g.
12 New beginning?
13 Japanese dough
19 Hit the road
21 Intentionally fail to
invite
24 Recorded,
nowadays
25 Sorry sort
26 Obama leftit in
November, 2008
27 Capital WSW of
Madrid
28 Game sanctuary?
29 Kept together, as
sheep
31 Doll's cry
32 Place with a
cheer named for it


34 Inexperienced one
36 Zip
38 Yahtzee need
40 'Tricked you!'
44 Turned from
green to red,
perhaps
45 Kin of -trix
49 Costello's partner
53 Blazing
55 Brooklyn's
Island
56 Quite the fox


57 Abbr. in a bank
ad
58 Onionlike veggie
59 'To serve, not to
be served" group
60 Ascent
61 Stowe antislavery
novel
62 Place to unwind
63 Year in Madrid
64 Puffed cereal with
a BerryBerry
variety


Bay Indies gains veterans


memorial thanks to Home Depot


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Dick Trott's dream
came true.
At Veterans Day ser-
vices at Bay Indies in
2012, Trott voiced his
dream to have a veterans
memorial arbor garden
with benches honoring
veterans at Bay Indies.
It would be a gathering


place where residents
could share their stories of
past and present wars with
one another at the mobile
home park, which is home
to 2,500 residents. Many of
them are veterans.
This year, with help from
the local Home Depot and
a team headed by Norm
Sperling, an arbor and
benches were installed.
"It was one year in the


process but the honor
than many will feel and
share is evident with
those that volunteered
in many contributions
throughout the year,"
Carmen DiGiusto said.
DiGiusto led the effort
to secure a grant from
Home Depot, which
donated the materials
and labor to erect the
arbor and benches.


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directly benefit the
programs, services and
animals at Suncoast
Humane Society, an
open-admission, non-
profit animal care center
in Englewood.
Thrift store loca-
tions are in the Rialto
Shopping Center, 656


South Tamiami Trail in
Venice, in the North Port
Plaza at 14942 U.S. 41 in
North Port, and in the
Englewood Shopping
Center at 228 S. Indiana
Ave., Englewood.
For more information,
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furniture and electronics,
books and clothing, to
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Q 1 As South, vulnerable, you hold:
4 AK 5 12 AQ 10652 0 87567
The bidding has proceeded:
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST
12 1* 26 Pass
What do you bid now?
A These days, a cue-bid of the
enemy suit is a limit raise or better in
your suit, and says nothing about
partner's holding in the enemy suit.
With a six-card suit, solid opening
bid values but no interest in slam,
why put partner under pressure? You
want to play in hearts at the game-
level, so why not just jump to four
hearts now?
Q 2 Both vulnerable, as South, you
hold:
* KQ76 2 Q 0 K64,AKQJ92


The bidding has proceeded:
SOUTH WEST NORTH
14 Pass 14
46 Pass 52
What do you bid now?


EAST
Pass
Pass


A Partner's five-heart cue-bid is a
slam try, but denies first-round
diamond control. However, your
second-round control in that suit is
enough to contract for slam, but to
protect your king of diamonds from a
lead through at trick one, bid six
clubs! We would also accept a jump
to six no trump.
Q 3 Neither vulnerable, as South,
you hold:
6 Q 10854 K 9 7 6 > 9752 6AK
The bidding has proceeded:
NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST
1V 20 ?
What action do you take'?
A You have enough to bid, but do
not even think of introducing your
spade suit your suit is not strong
enough and the bid is not necessary
anyhow. You have three-card support
for partner's five-card major and a
possible ruffing value in clubs. Bid
two hearts.


BRIDGE QUIZ L001
Look for the weekly
bridge quiz in SOM
Saturday's real estate
classified section of the Wednes(
Venice Gondolier Sun. section a
The answers appear in horoscope
Wednesday's Our Town.
crosswoi
SOLUTION TO TODAY'S
CLASSIFIED CROSSWORD features.


Q 4 Vulnerable, as South, you hold:
4 A S AQJ1083 076KJ76
Your right-hand opponent opens the
bidding with one spade. What action
do you take?
A Although you have only 15 high-
card points, your trick-taking
potential makes your hand too strong
for a two-heart overcall. Double, and
then bid hearts over any minor-suit
takeout by partner. Should partner
happen to bid hearts, a raise to game
is by no means the raving of a lunatic.
Who can tell how many hearts this
hand will produce!
Q 5 Vulnerable, as South, you hold:
4 95 V K Q 8 0 K Q 104, A 9632
Your right-hand opponent opens the
bidding with one spade. What action
do you take?
A The choice lies between an
overcall of two clubs or a takeout
double. Both are flawed! However,
your club suit is so shabby that to do
anything other than double, despite
the lack of a fourth heart, boggles the
mind.
Q 6 Both vulnerable, as South, you
hold:

6J 8 8VA QJ OAQ734 K 874

The bidding has proceeded:
EAST SOUTH WEST NORTH
1 Dbl Pass 2V
Pass ?
What action do you take'?

A You have a good hand, but it is
flawed. You have a doubleton spade
and only three hearts. Your holding is
unlikely to provide enough for 10
tricks opposite a simple takeout by
partner. Pass.

(Tannah Hirsch welcomes readers'
responses sent in care of this newspaper
or to Tribune Media Services Inc., 2010
Westridge Drive, Irving, TX 75038.
E-mail responses may be sent to
gorenbridge@aol.com.)


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Teachers honored with grants


FROM VENICE HIGH SCHOOL
FOUNDATION
The Venice High School
Foundation awarded
11 mini-grants of up to
$600 to each of 11 VHS
teachers at its meeting
April 10, said Foundation
President Andrew J. Britton.
The following teachers
received grants for their
projects:


Larry Burke and
Linda Reynolds, English
and reading instruc-
tors: books about Greek
mythology.
Jennifer Kuhn
and Laray Biziewski,
English instructors: New
York Times Up Front
Magazines for their
students.
Jonathan Case, per-
forming arts instructor:


M-Audio Oxygen 25 midi
keyboards for the Digital
Music program.
Stephen Case, science
department instructor:
hand-held transreceivers
for use in STEM activities
involving hands-on experi-
ence with amateur radios.
Rob Lash, math-
ematics instructor: a
canon EOS camera kit to
assist with mathematical


real-world applications.
Gail Bruder-Werner,
art instructor: etch mod-
el press to expand art
production techniques.
Barry Rossheim,
science instructor: food
for the animals in the
science rooms.
Craig Faulkner, health
instructor: health educa-
tion videos for use in the
classroom.


Miles Mowry, art
department instructor: a
refurbished iPad, video
and cable for use in
documenting and editing
performances of the
students.
Larry Shannon, CTE
instructor: logic, sensor
and motion structure
accessories to help build
competitive robotics.
Danielle Tanaka,


ESE instructor: funds
to be used with a grant
from the Gulf Coast
Community Foundation
for desktop computers,
monitors and additional
staffing to help address
subject area deficits.
Nadia Carlston, ESOL
department instructor:
learning games and vid-
eos to help with spelling
and word meanings.


STAFF REPORT

At this year's annual
Grants Night, the Venice
Lions Club awarded
$14,000 to enhance
vision-related pro-
grams and community
activities.
The Friends of the
Jacaranda and Venice
Public libraries will
use its funds for
low-vision materi-
als and audio books.
Vision services will
be improved by
funds that went to
the Venice Council
of the Blind, Florida
Lions Foundation for
the Blind, Conklin


Center for the
Blind, Southeastern
Guide Dogs and
the School Nurse
Program that pro-
vides vouchers for
eye care for Venice
schoolchildren.
The Venice Lions
Club also supports
hearing programs,
such as the Hear
Now Program and
Florida Guide Dogs
for the Deaf. It has
sponsored the Venice
Little League team for
more than 50 years
and has given funds
to The WareHouse for
youth group activi-
ties, supported Venice


PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE LIONS CLUB


Representatives from several community service organiza-
tions were present at the April meeting of Venice Lions Club to
receive grant awards from the club.


High School's Project
Graduation and award-
ed scholarships to two
Venice High graduates.
In addition, Venice
Lions Club has
given grants to InStride


Equine Assisted Therapy
as well as InStride's new
Literacy program and
the Bethesda House.
The Venice Lions Club
continues to uphold its
motto: "We Serve."


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Two Pine View students

win Merit Scholarship


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Sneha K. Pandya, of
Sarasota, won the National
Merit Walgreen Co. schol-
arship. She attends Pine
View School in Osprey. Her
probable career field is
journalism.
Tanner J. Pletzke, of
Sarasota, also attends Pine
View School and won the
National Merit James E.
Casey scholarship, which
is supported by the UPS
Foundation in honor of the
founder of United Parcel
Service. Pletzke's probable
career field is business.
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high school seniors have
won corporate-sponsored
National Merit Scholarship
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200 corporations, company
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business organizations.
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level in the National Merit
Scholarship competition
and met criteria of their
scholarship sponsors.
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National Merit Scholarships
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MERIT
FROM PAGE 10
communities the com-
pany serves or who plan
to pursue college majors
or careers the sponsor
wishes to encourage.
Most of these awards
are renewable for up
to four years of college
undergraduate study and
provide annual stipends
that range from $500 to
$10,000 per year. Some
provide a single payment
between $2,500 and
$5,000. Recipients can
use their awards at any
regionally accredited U.S.
college or university of
their choice.
This was the first group
of winners. National
Merit Scholarship Corp.
will name recipients of
National Merit $2,500
Scholarships May 8, and
winners of college-spon-
sored Merit Scholarship
awards on May 29 and
July 15. By the conclusion
of this year's competition,
about 8,300 academic
champions will have
won National Merit
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TURTLE
FROM PAGE 1
2012 season totals
were up
Last year in Sarasota
County, there were
4,695 loggerhead nests,
42 green turtle nests
and no leatherback
nests, according to
the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission. FFWCC
annually maintains
statewide nesting totals.
Across the state, in
Martin County, there
were 10,441 loggerhead
nests, 1,022 green turtle
nests and 627 leather-
back nests. Leatherbacks
are found along the
east coast but seldom
on Florida's west coast.
During 2012, there were
2 leatherback nests in
Bay County, and one
each in Walton and
Okaloosa counties.
Those three counties
had a total of 316 log-
gerhead nests or fewer
than 7 percent of the
total nests.
While west coast
numbers are still behind


those of the other coast,
Mote's program will
more closely resemble
that used on the east
coast for years.
"They will still be
patrolling and still
looking for crawls but
won't mark and stake
every nest," Slimak said.
"It will be a scientifically
based sampling."
While they may still be
available, there are no
seasonal technicians this
year, she said. In past
years, as many as three
seasonal technicians
have been hired to assist
with such duties as nest-
ing tabulation. Last year,
there was one techni-
cian and that was "not
enough," Mazzarella
said.
Scientific sampling
Tracking nests one
day per week rather
than from seven days is
expected to make the
program more manage-
able. Those nests will be
watched and monitored
all season from nest-
ing to hatching.
"It still is a scien-
tific sampling method,"
Mazzarella said.


"Volunteers will still note
every nest."
As in the past, volun-
teers will watch for signs
of disorientation of nest-
ing or hatchling turtles
and note any nests that
seem to have been van-
dalized, washed away or
otherwise disturbed.
The difference this
year is that if such a
nest is not staked, such
information will not be
recorded.
Both Mote and Coastal
volunteers wear clearly
identifiable T-shirts
while on patrol.
Volunteers patrol
beaches each morning
throughout the season.
They look for turtle
tracks that indicate
nesting activity, dis-
turbed nests that might
indicate predation or
other vandalism and,
later in the season, the
smaller tracks made by
hatchlings en route to
the water.
Neither group is taking
on new patrollers this
season. Volunteers are
usually admitted in the
offseason and receive
training in the early


spring before sea turtle
season begins. They
work in teams so that
new volunteers can
learn from those more
experienced.
Although it is too late
to become a sea turtle
volunteer, it is never too
late to help.
Anyone at the beach
can do his part to make
sure it is clear for the
turtles at night. If you
build a sand castle,
knock it down and
smooth the sand before
leaving the beach.
Remove beach chairs
and other items for the
evening. Those who live
along the beach should
shield lights and cover
windows so that stray
light does not get to
the beach where it can
disorient sea turtles.
The Sea Turtle Season
lighting ordinance 2010-
10 in Venice includes the
shielding of street lights,
the use of flashlights and
the like on the beach
at night and car lights
in parking lots at the
beach. Also included
are sea walls and any
obstructions that could


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hinder the natural path
of sea turtles on the
beach.
Bon fires are not al-
lowed at the beach and,
during sea turtle season,
lights of any kind should
not be used.
On very rare occa-
sions, a turtle might be
on the beach during
daylight hours. If so,
watch from a discreet
distance. Do not ap-
proach it and do nothing
that might distract it.
To learn more about
sea turtles, visit Mote.org
or CoastalWildlifeClub.
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Exultate! and Le Voci de Venezia, directed by Steven Johns
SUN PHOTO BY FRAN VALENCIC (left) and Dr. David Brunner, enjoy a standing ovation after
Representatives of 35 nonprofits in the Venice area received checks totaling $100,388 from the Plantation Community Foundation. performing the program "Poetry! Words in Search of a Song" at
______ Grace United Methodist Church.


Members of the Plantation Community Foundation Grant Committee are (from left back) Darrell
Hess, Bruce Hamlin, Pete Petrie (Chair), John Lauer, Ron Ives and Bob Hayden. In front are Elaine
Holley, Andrea Weltman, Ellen Camp, Marcia Zawada, Eileen Kruzynski and Sheila Breidenbaugh.


Charlotte Rossa, treasurer of the Center For Hope, and Pastor
Lynette McCleland received a grant from the Plantation
Community Foundation. Last year, the Center for Hope served
18,080 meals in Venice.


Bob Hayden (left), Marcie Zawada, Pete Petrie and Sheila Breideneaugh get ready for the awards
presentations by the Plantation Community Foundation at the Plantation Golf and Country Club.


Le Voci de Venezia chorus members Oscar Naranjo (left),
Giovanni Avella, Jasmine Bunk, Charlotte Clark and Shelby
Hart enjoy a reception at Grace United Methodist church after
performing with Exultate!.


Cathleen Pavelka .
takes a bow
after performing
with the Venice
Symphony. The
soprano dazzled
the audience
with her songs
from "Carmen."
Steve Johns (left), director of Exultate, and Dr. David Brunner
welcome more than 100 musical enthusiasts to a pre-concert
lecture and get to meet the composer of"Poetry! Words in
Search of a Song" to Grace United Methodist Church.


Plantation Community


Foundation awards $100, 000


Joanne Kraska (left), a member of the Board of Directors of
the Plantation Community Foundation, and Fran Belcuore, the
official photographer of the group, enjoy a visit before the Plan-
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"It's Thanksgiving Day,
the best day of our year,"
Lee Williams, president
of the Board of Directors
of the Plantation
Foundation, announced
at an awards luncheon at
the Plantations Golf and
Country Club.
"You are what this is all
about," he said to grant
recipients who were
receiving checks totaling
$100,388.
"You teach and
inspire," he added. "We
are partners. You are the
arms, legs and heart in


this enterprise."
The nonprofits in-
cluded Boys and Girls
Club who serve about 175
children a day. Van Wezel
provides buses for south
county students to attend
concerts. All Faith's
Food Bank will provide
Thanksgiving turkeys
for families. Each check
represented sunshine
and love for somebody.
Thank you Plantation
Community Foundation
members for your
generosity.

Exultate
The audience at Grace
United Methodist Church
gave a standing ovation
to Steven Johns, Dr.
David Brunner, Mary
Jeanne Mooreman,
Exultate! and La Voci de
Venezia. They performed
"Poetry! Words in Search
of a Song."
The program was


inspired by poetry put
to music. Two pieces,
"A Timbered Choir"
and "The Peace of Wild
Things," were debuted
with composer Dr.
Brunner conducting.
It was an emotional
time and a thrill for the
musicians to be part of
this special event.
Bravo.

Viva
Plan to spend an
afternoon at Grace
United Methodist Church
on May 5th enjoying
"Sakura," a concert
introducing a variety of
young musicians to stir
the soul. Tickets are $12
at the Paper Pad or $15 at
the door. Sakura begins
at 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy a preview of the
new Venice Instrumental
and Vocal Arts, Viva, at
the Paper Pad on May 2
from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


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The special person of
this week is Lee Williams,
president of the Plantation
Foundation. This nice
man dedicates himself to
making Venice a com-
munity where everyone
with a need will be helped.
Not only does he chair the
Plantation Foundation,
he participates in the
fundraising events.
He recently modeled in
the fashion show.
He makes sure Venice
citizens are aware of
community needs and
the good the Foundation
does by writing occasion-
al columns for the Venice
Gondolier Sun. He is
cheerful and fun. He loves
his family and spending
time with them in upstate
New York and at Disney
when they head south.
Lee Williams is one of
the men who make Venice
a great place to live.


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*Wednesday

MOMENTS 2 REMEMBER, (live music),
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Englewood Moose 1933,55 W. Dear-
born St., Englewood. 941-473-2670.


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KENNY ROSE, (live music), Ricaltini's Bar and
Grille, 1997 Kentucky Ave., Englewood.
941-828-1591.
NEXXLEVEL, (live music), 7 p.m. -11 p.m. Lock
and Key Restaurant, 2045 N. Beach Rd., Englewood.
941-474-1517.
MOTHER'S DAY CRAFT, 5:30 p.m. -
7 p.m. Create a special gift for mom on her special
day. Tringali Recreation Center, 3460 North Access Rd.,
Englewood. 941-681-3742.
THE FLASHBACKS/SONNY AND SABLE,
(oldies), 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Open to the public. Boca Royale
Golf and Country Club, 1601 Englewood Rd. #1, Engle-
wood. 941-475-6464.
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.
BELLY DANCING, 6:45 p.m. Greek Grill and
Gallery, 14828Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-423-
6400.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, noon 4:30 p.m.
Spankey's Bowling Alley, 299 S. Indiana Ave., Engle-
wood. 941-240-2675.
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 Road-
house,4300 Kings Highway,Port Charlotte.
941-629-2114.
KARAOKE, with DJ John. 9 p,m.-midnight. Apple-
bee's, 19010 Murdock Cir., Port Charlotte. 941-766-0666.
KARAOKE BY BILLY G.,6p.m.-10:30 p.m.
F. 0. E. Eagles #3296,23111 Harborview Rd., Port Char-
lotte. 941-629-1645.
KITT MORAN, (jazz),6 p.m.-9 p.m. J.D.s Bistro Grille,
1951 TamiamiTrail, Port Charlotte. 941-255-0994.
KARAOKE, 6:30 p.m. close. Allegro Bistro,
1740 E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889.
DAVID MOORE, (variety),6 p.m. -10 p.m. Sharky's
on the Pier, 1600 Harbordrive South, Venice. 941-488-
1456.


* Thursday


5/3, FRANK & SAM, 7-10PM
5/4, KARMA, 7-10PM
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KARAOKE, with Party Sounz, 8p.m. Rattlers Old
West Saloon, 111 W. Oak St.,Arcadia. 863-494-6803.
ROB GARCIA, (live music), Ricaltini's Bar and Grille,
1997 Kentucky Ave., Englewood. 941-828-1591.
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.
FREETEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 6 p.m.- close. Olde
World Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami Trail, North Port.
941-426-1155.


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KARAOKE, 8 p.m.- 11 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings.
4301 Aiden Lane, North Port. 941-429-9722.
BLACK VELVET, (live music), 6:30 p.m. -
9:30 p.m. F. 0. E. Eagles #3296, 23111 Harborview Rd.,
Port Charlotte. 941-629-1645.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, noon 4 p.m.
Loony Bin, 1182 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-255-5999.
KARAOKE, 6 p.m 9 p.m. With DJ Don. The
Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Char-
lotte. 941-629-3055.
GUITAR ARMY, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Gilchrist Park,
Punta Gorda.
NEXXLEVEL, (live music), 8:30 p.m. -
12:30 a.m. Dean's South of the Border, 130 Tamiami
Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100.
BOSTON DAY, to help support the victims
of the Boston Marathon bombings, The Village Fish
Market will be hosting Boston Day. Dine at the Vil-
lage Fish Market on May 2, and for each New England
clam chowder, Ipswich clam entree, lobster salad
entree and grape nut pudding sold, the Village Fish
Market will donate $1 to the victims in Boston. The
Village Fish Market is located in Fishermen's Village,
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. Call 941-
639-7959 for more details, or visit www.village-fish-
market.com.
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.
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.


Wednesday 511: Mac Daddy Band 7P
Thursday 512: Blues-Bryan Lee Band 7pM
Friday 5/13: Reggae- impulse 7pm

Saturday 5/4: Jack MoSley Band 7pm



* Friday

FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 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.
WALLY RUTAN, (live music), Ricaltini's Bar and
Grille, 1997 Kentucky Ave., Englewood. 941-828-
1591.
VOICES CARRY, (live music), 6 p.m. -10 p.m.
Englewood Moose 1933, 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.
BINGO, 5:45 p.m. warm-up with games to follow,
pks start at $20. Proceeds go to children's charities.
Englewood Elks, 401 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood.
941-474-1404.
NEXXLEVEL, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. The
Sandy Parrot, 17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers.
239-454-8454.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 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.
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.


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BINGO, 5:30 p.m. Port Charlotte VFW Post 5690,
23204 Freedom Ave., Port Charlotte. 941-467-444
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.
ROCK'N RHYTHM, (live music), 6:30 p.m
9:30 p,m, Deep Creek Elks, 1133 Capricorn Blvd.,
Punta Gorda. 941-764-6825.
KARAOKE WITH THE CONNECTION,
8 p.m.- midnight. Nemos in Bowland, 3192 Harbor
Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941-625-4794.
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
Allegro Bistro, 1740 E. Venice Ave., Venice.
941-484-1889.


* Saturday

FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 5 p.m. to close
Spankey's Bowling Alley, 299 S. Indiana Ave., Enol: -
wood. 941-240-2675.
SMOKIN J's, (live music),6 p.m. -10 p.m. Engle
wood Moose 1933, 55 W. Dearborn St., Englewoo-':.
941-473-2670.
LUKE ANDREWS, (live music), and
Derby party at Ricaltini's Bar and Grille, 199?
Kentucky Ave., Englewood. 941-828-1591.
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.
WES LOPER, (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 nonperish-
able food items.
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 .'. r
941-240-6100.
KITT MORAN, (jazz), 7 p.m.-10p.m. J.D.s Bistro
Grille, 1951 TamiamiTrail, 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.


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ROCK'N RHYTHM, (live music), 7 p.m. -
10 p.m. 3125 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-629-7446.
GAS HOUSE GORILLAS, (live music),9 pm
Porky's Roadhouse, 4300 Kings Highway, Port Ch..i, -
lotte. 941-629-2114.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m
Dean's North of the Border, 23064 Harborview Dr,
Port Charlotte. 941-240-2675.
KARAOKE WITH DJ DON, 9 p.m.-1 a.m
Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Char-
lotte. 941-629-3055 or www.theportside.com.
PUNTA GORDA FARMERS MARKET,
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Taylor Street and W. Olympia Avenue,
Punta Gorda.
DOO WOP DENNY, (oldies), 7 p.m. -10p m
Saltwater Cafe, 1071 Tamiami Trail N., Nokomi;
941-488-3775.
NEXXLEVEL, (live music), 9:30 p.m.- 2 a.m
The Gator Club, 1490 Main St., Sarasota.
941-366-5969.
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Van Wezel has some

hidden gems and more
If you have been too busy to tour the art collection at the
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall or if you didn't know
about the tours May 7 is your last chance for the winter
season.
From October through May, the 90-minute tours are
offered on the first Tuesday of the month. The cost is $5. In
addition to the wonderful collection of artwork amassed
by the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota, the tours include some
behind-the-scenes views of the famous hall that got its color
from the lining of a seashell discovered by Mrs. Frank Lloyd
Wright. The hall in Sarasota, its identical (but not purple)
twin in Edmondson, Okla., and the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clear-
water were designed by Wright's Taliesin West group.
My favorite painting is the one with the paint cans. The
collection includes works from the'30s to the present.
Tours begin promptly at 10 a.m. in the main lobby.
Proceeds benefit the society and the Van Wezel. Call
941-953-3368 for tickets.
Crosby Stills & Nash will perform in the hall at 7:30 p.m.
on May 8.
A few blocks away,"By Gershwin" continues through
June 2 in the Goldstein Cabaret at Florida Studio Theatre. For
tickets, call 941-366-9000 or visit: FloridaStudioTheatre.org.
Also continuing until June 2 is"Embracing Our Differ-
ences'"an outdoor art exhibit that celebrates diversity in art
and word. Find it in Island Park along Sarasota's waterfront.
Park your car and enjoy the stroll. It's free.
West Coast Black Theatre Troupe's production of "It Ain't
Nothing But the Blues" continues through May 12 at WBTT's
new home, 1646 10th Way, off Orange Avenue in Sarasota.
For tickets, call 941-366-1505 or visit: WBTTSRQ.org.


Email: kcool@venicegondolier.com


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Khloe Kardashian too
busy' for 'l Factor'
By LISA DE MORAES
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When Simon Cowell announced this week
that Khloe Kardashian would not return this
fall as "ko-host" of Fox's "The X Factor," the
only surprising thing about the news was
the shocking lack of: "While I loved doing
'X Factor,' my busy schedule simply did not
leave me time to return for a second season"
announcement from Kardashian.
That seemed odd because Britney Spears
and L.A. Reid, both of whom exited as judge/
mentors, each issued such a statement.
The New York Post, which is owned by Fox
parent News Corp., remedied that Wednesday
morning with a Page Six gossip column item
from K2's mom:
"Kris Jenner: Khloe Kardashian was too busy
for 'X Factor.'"
Cowell also announced that Mario Lopez
would return as an "X Factor" host.
Many years ago, when "American Idol" was
a monster ratings hit, a Fox exec told the TV
Column that the show's hit status was the
network's to lose. Which brings us to this
season of the singing competition as it
limps to home plate with some of its lowest
numbers since its very first (summer) season.
This season, as in some seasons past, the
producers brought in a new crop of judges to
try to jump-start its ratings. (The producers
have made some casting mistakes: Ellen DeGe-
neres lasted just one season, and the less said
about Kara DioGuardi the better.)


Let's Go! Editor


Whoopsiel
First, I'd like to make a correction. Last week my column
told you about moms riding for free on the King Fisher Fleet
on Mother's Day weekend. The good news is that is correct
however, the correct phone number to make reservations is
941-639-0969. Last week the number was printed incorrectly
and I apologize.
Speaking of Mother's Day, you still have until Friday to
surprise your mom for Mother's Day. Or moms, to share your
most memorable Mother's Day moment. Send why your
mom is the best to letsgo@sun-herald.com and we will have
it printed in the May 8 issue for Mother's Day. How honored
would your mom feel to open her Let's Go! next week and all
of Southwest Florida know what a great mom she is? I'll be
looking for your letters.
For the 20th year in a row, Country Fest will be rockin'at the
Charlotte County Fair Grounds this weekend. The headliner this
year is Aaron Tippin, and you country music lovers know he's
the real deal! Country Fest always proves to be a family-fun
event that everyone will enjoy, so bring the family and spend
the afternoon listening to some live country music.
You will notice the "At the theater this week"section may be
getting a little smaller. Going into summer, many playhouses
and theaters tend to cut back on their shows for the off-
season. We will continue to inform readers of the main things
going on at the theaters, but it will likely take up a much
smaller space during the summer months.
HarborFest will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday
at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda. Get geared up for summer
and enjoy some seafood and craft beers while you browse
the boating gear and other outdoor equipment used for
summer fun. On Saturday, don't miss the fishing tourna-
ment weigh-in for the Redfish Survivor Series. Read more
on page 16 of today's Let's Go!


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Fri. May 3rd 6:30-9:30
Storm Surge "
Sat. May 4" 5-8
Yard Dog Charlie
Sun. May 5t 2-5
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*Saturday

THE FLASHBACKS/SONNY AND
SABLE, (oldies), 7 p.m.- 10 p.m. The Allegro Bistro,
1740 E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889.
THE ARIEL QUARTET: LIVE IN CON-
CERT, 7 p.m. Venice Church of the Nazarene, 1535
E. Venice Ave., Venice. Tickets are free and not
required however, ticket holders will be the first
admitted for seating. Visit www.PMPSuncoast.org
for tickets.
VENICE FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m.-noon.
Centennial Park, Downtown Venice. Local produce,
plants, flowers, crafts, jewelry, soaps, imported oils,
seafood, pastries and more.

Sunday


DENNY PEZZIN, (live music),4 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Perico's Restaurant, 2401 Hancock Bridge Pkwy, Cape
Coral. 239-829-0606.
BREAKFAST AT ENGLEWOOD ELKS,
8 a.m. noon. $6.50 all you can eat. Englewood Elks,
401 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood. 941-474-1404.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, registration
5 p.m., play from 6 p.m. -11 p.m. The End Zone, 2411
S. McCall Road, Englewood. 941-473-ZONE.
BEANS AND SEEDS, (live music), 5 p.m. -
8 p.m. Pincher's Crab Shack, 6890 Estero Blvd., Fort
Myers Beach. 239-463-2909.


TRU KOUNTRY BAND, (country), 1 p.m. -
4 p.m. The Shell Factory, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, Fort
Myers. 239-677-9734.
JOHN FRIDAY, (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 items.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 12:30 p.m.- 4p.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.

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Waterfront Live
Entertainment & Dining
Wed. Greg Rini "Rat Pack" 6 till Close
Thurs. Karaoke, DJ Bill Fell 6 till Close
Sat. Steve Flag 6 till Close
I Come by Car or Boat
Burnt Store Marina, 3200 Matecumbe Key Rd., Punta Gorda
Call For Reservations Today!
L044544 941-639-3650

FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. History
Park, 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Shop for veg-
etables, plants meats and gifts. 941-380-6814.
BODIE VALDEZ AND THE WHODOO'S,
(blues), 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. Tilly's Tap, Hwy. 17, 3149
Duncan Rd., Punta Gorda. 941-505-0798.
GUIDED GARDEN TOURS, 2 p.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.
JAZZ ON THE WATER, 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. Board-
ing at 2:30 p.m. The Jazz Club of Sarasota performs
aboard LeBarge, which departs from Bayfront Park in
downtown Sarasota.
CINCO DE MAYO LATIN AMERICAN
CELEBRATION DAY, 11 a.m. 6 p.m. Vinoy Park,
598 Fifth Ave. NE, Downtown St. Petersburg.
800-514-3849, or www.latinamericancelebration.
com.


i Monday

LEMON BAY BARBERSHOP CHORUS,
6:30 p.m. Rehearsal open to the public. Christ Lu-
theran Church, Englewood. 941-429-0215.
TRIVIA, 6 p.m. 10 p.m. The End Zone, 2411 S.
McCall Rd. Englewood. 941-473-ZONE.
THE FLASHBACKS/SONNY AND
SABLE, (7 p.m.- 10 p.m.), Rotonda American Legion
Post #113, 3436 Indiana Rd., Rotonda. 941-697-
3616.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, noon- 4:30 p.m.
Armadillo's Billiard & Brew, 622 N. Indiana Ave.,
Englewood. 941-474-2356.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 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. 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.
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.

i 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 Dearborn,
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. Suite 1, Englewood.
OPEN MIC NIGHT,6 p.m. Lake View
Restaurant, 5605 S. McCall Road, Port Charlotte.
941-697-9200.


TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 5 pm Whiskey
Creek, 2?46 Tamiami Trail, Po',r Chi.. ,:,r"
941.766 0045
BINGO, 11am All proceeds benehi the Charlotte
County Homeless Coalition Port Charlotte Elks Lodge
42153,20225 Kenilworth Blvd, Pf: r C,.-Il
941 627?4313ext 115
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 7 p m 11pm
Nemos in Bowland, 3192 Harbor Blvd P o r Ch.i, -
l,-rr- 941-625-4794
FREETEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 6 pm (lose Deans
North of the Border, 23063 Harborview Blvd P.: r
Ch,.-i ,:rr, 941.743-6100
KARAOKE, 7upm Royal Palae & Yvertes, 4411
TamiamiTrail South, Inric 941 497?.5515


Gary Valentine from 'The King of Queens'

appearing at Visani


PROVIDED BY VISANI COMEDY DINNER
THEATER

People know Gary Valentine from "The
King of Queens"and they're expecting to
see"Danny Heffernan" instead of Gary
being Gary. Valentine looks forward to live
performances as a way to get people to
see his humor as opposed to that of a
screenwriter's. Television work wasn't his
primary goal, which is a little surprising.
Back when he started his profession in the
early'90s, other stand-up comics used the
club stage as a springboard to television
and movies. Valentine could have taken
the same track, instead, he said he's
content pursuing both laughs on-screen
and at intimate comedy clubs. Valentine
said that, done properly, playing for the
camera has every bit the thrill that club


audiences have."l love the immediate
reaction from an audience"he said."And
the reaction from a three-camera shot.
There's nothing quite like that, either."
Valentine's steady work in television isn't
too surprising. His brother Kevin James
was the star of"The King ofQueens"Still,
Valentine cut his teeth on the club circuit
for 16 years developing a style of humor
that is aggressive, but not foul. His show
is"R"rated for occasional language. Gary
Valentine will be appearing May 1 May 4
atVisani Comedy DinnerTheater. Tickets for
the Wednesday and Thursday cost only $12
(shows start at 8 p.m.). Friday and Saturday
tickets are $17. For tickets and show infor-
mation call 941-629-9191. Tickets can also
be purchased online atwww.visani.net.
Visani Comedy DinnerTheater is located at
2400 Kings Highway, in Port Charlotte.


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PROVIDED BY SEA GRAPE GALLERY


From May 4 through June 30, Sea
Grape Gallery will be featuring two
of their artists, Tania Begg and Karen
Schneider.
Tania Begg, known mostly for her
elaborate and realistic beaded artwork,
has been a Southwest Florida resident
and artist for over 10 years. She gave
life to many whimsical creations, as
well as more realistic ones. Her love of
detail and realism shows up throughout
her work, none more so than in her
Scotch Packaging Tape sculpture "Ladies
Man,"winning the award for Innova-
tion & Experimentation at the Von
Leibig Gallery in Naples, which is on
display through April. Tania's beaded
work and jewelry will be featured at
Sea Grape Gallery so come on in and
share a moment with the artist and her
creations.
Karen Schneider has been a member
of Sea Grape Gallery for over eight
years. Many customers admire her
blazing sunset paintings, tranquil Old
Florida scenes, and landscapes of special
places she's visited. She appreciates
customers who support local artists.
Many of Karen's artworks adorn homes,
condos and corporate offices near and
far. Visit our gallery to view her latest
watercolors on Japanese masa paper:


"Cherry Blossoms in Central Park,"
"Solitude," and "Saggy Baggy Elephants."
New experimental watercolors on Yupo
and mixed media collage will also be
exhibited. This past year Karen received
awards from juried shows at the Venice
Art Center and Englewood Art Center.
Both Begg and Schneider's works are
prominently on display at Sea Grape
Gallery. In addition, more of their art
and the artworks of all Sea Grape artists
can be viewed at www.seagrapegallery.
com.
Sea Grape Gallery is a past recipient
of the Arts & Humanities Council of
Charlotte County's Charlie Award for
Outstanding Contribution to the Arts
and the Charlotte County Chamber of
Commerce's Nonprofit Business of the
Year Award. Come visit the Gallery and
its many talented award-winning artists
who are on hand to welcome and assist
visitors.
Sea Grape Gallery is located at 113 W.
Marion Ave., Punta Gorda and can be
reached at 941-575-1718. The Gallery's
summer hours (June November) will be
Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. 5 p.m.
and Saturday 10 p.m.- 3 p.m. We are
open until 8 p.m. on the third Thursday
of the month for Gallery Walk.
Sea Grape Gallery is celebrating
its 25th Anniversary this year and
we currently have openings for new
members.


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Great food and sweet surprises at Rascal's Cafe


E/M/C',.' May 1-7, 2013


By CHRIS KOURAPIS
SUN CORRESPONDENT

Licensed chef, George Smith, new owner
of Rascal's Cafe in Port Charlotte, knows the
restaurant business. He takes pride in the
fact that after just four months since he
began managing the kitchen staff, busi-
ness has tripled."We make everything from
scratch. When ingredients are fresh, you can
really taste the difference,"he exclaimed. A
quick glance at the menu tells it all. Along
with typical cafe fare, such as burgers, pizza,
calzones and hand-breaded wings there are
assorted salads and tempting sweets. It's
difficult to resist sampling


zeppole (fried dough tossed in cinnamon
sugar), chocolate raspberry nachos served with
raspberry liquor dipping sauce, Napoleons, or
Rascal's signature bread pudding, a mixture
of eggs, cream, raisins, and cinnamon topped
with rum sauce.
Smith launched his career at Venice High
School where he enrolled in the Culinary
Arts program. After earning a degree at
Manatee Junior College, he was accepted to
the prestigious Culinary Institute of America
in Hyde Park, N.Y. Foryears he worked as a
chef at Sarasota and Venice yacht clubs prior
to starting a carpet cleaning service. After six
years of owning a successful cleaning company,
he decided to return
to providing quality
meals for area
patrons. Smith is
passionate about
food, and when
he discovered his
neighborhood cafe
was in need of new
management, he
took on the chal-
lenge. A great way
ley Carpenter serves to build business,
d-breaded chicken he discovered, was
gs, a specialty to offer monthly
ascals Cafe, to specials that
tomer Bob Picard. people can sign
up for on their
smartphones.
People can


simply search for Rascal's Cafe and download a
free app. New offers are posted every month.
Rascal's Cafe also caters private parties and
delivers to local businesses. Delivery hours are
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Customers may dial 941-445-0410 or go to
GoWaiter.com to place orders. Favorite take-
out items include strombolis served with a side
of red sauce, Caribbean pork sandwiches -
pork loin cooked in spices and apricot
brandy, sliced thin and served
with special sauce, and Loony
dogs, all beef hot dogs stuffed
with cheese, wrapped in bacon,
then fried. Chef Smith enjoys fl
designing special menus to suit
individual tastes. At a recent
wedding celebration he catered
and served Chateaubriand and
Bananas Foster among other
specialty items.
First-time
customers may
be surprised
to learn that
Rascal's Cafe
is located
inside
the


Loony Bin, a local club that provides pool
tables, a huge bar area, and nightly enter-
tainment. Karaoke competitions take place
Tuesday through Thursday, and on Friday and
Saturday, bands such as "Bone Shakers"and
"Arden's Rule" offer lively entertainment. Cafe
diners are invited to enjoy food and beverages
as they watch the show. It's no wonder that
Chef Smith loves the place. His motto, embla-
zoned on his kitchen wall, declares that
all should "Enjoy Life-This is not a
Dress Rehearsal." Rascal's Cafe is
located inside the Loony Bin,
1152 Tamiami Trail, Port
Charlotte. Dine-in hours
are 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Sunday
through Thursday, and
11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Friday and
Saturday.


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Let's face it: when you're on a budget,
eating out ain't cheap. And if it is cheap,
chances are it's not tasty, let alone gourmet.
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that won't break the bank. Below are a few
those "off-the-beaten-path" eateries that are
as surprising for their locations as they are
for their scrumptious offerings. From a gas
station to a convenience store, these local
joints offer mouthwatering food at yummy
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a cult following that begins lining up at the
deli counter of his Punta Gorda convenience
store at 11 a.m. for his legendary Friday lunch
special: the prime rib sandwich. The $6.99
prime rib sandwich, cooked to perfection and
served on a fresh hoagie roll with a choice of
sauteed onions, mushrooms and horseradish,
is by far the most popular item on the menu.
Behling will go through some 80 pounds of
prime rib in about three hours it's that
popular. "The food is really good,"said Punta
Gorda resident Sarah Buck. "It's homemade.
Great portions. It's real stuff, not processed."
If you're not into prime rib, Behling also
offers a variety of fresh salads, homemade
soups and sides always with a warm
smile. If you're stopping in for lunch, make
sure to get there early because when the food
is done, it's done. Old Town Convenience Store
is located at 311 W. Marion Ave., in Punta
Gorda. For more information call 941-833-
9337.
Papa G's Cafe
This is not your typical cafeteria food..
Located at the Charlotte Technical Centji
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ground for the culinary arts program of the
school. The student-run dining room is open
to the public and serves gourmet lunches and
dinners to rival any private restaurant. With
offerings like crab-stuffed tilapia with lemon
beurre blanc sauce, sauteed chicken Marsala
with a mushroom wine sauce and sauteed
chicken Frances with lemon caper sauce, Papa
G's is truly a hidden gem. It is open for lunch
most days from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a
different entree each day. The price of a meal
is $5 for an entree with a choice of one or
two sides. There is also a fresh salad bar. Each
Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Papa
G's hosts"Family Night,"an unlimited buffet
that includes a carving station, assorted sides,
fresh vegetables and a lavish dessert table
that will make your knees wobble. Prices are
$10 per adult; $5 per child. To download the
weekly menu, go to http://charlottetech
center.com. Papa G's is located in Building
"H"at the Charlotte Technical Center, 18150
Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte. For more
information call: 941-255-7500 ext. 142.
Antar's Food Corner
Who knew that fried chicken and unleaded
gasoline could make such a perfect couple?
Located in the foodmart of a Marathon gas
station, Antar's has arguably the best fried
chicken in Punta Gorda. But it's not just the
juicy fried chicken or authentic gyros with
the homemade tzatziki sauce that draws
crowds. According to owner Antar Hishmeh,
his number one seller is fried gizzards. There's
a ..fresh, fried gizzards."You either love
th oyou hate them,"said Hishmeh's son,
here is no in-between."
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his wife Rose, his sister, brother,
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Andrew Behling, owner of Old Town Convenience Store in Punta Gorda, slices thick slabs of
prime rib for his much sought-after prime rib sandwich. Folks line up for the $6.99 sandwich
starting at 11 a.m. Behling said he will go through 80 pounds of prime rib in just a few hours.
"So you gotta get here early," he said.


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IF YOU GO:
Where: Country Fest 2013 will be held at
the Charlotte County Fairgrounds, 2333
El Jobean Road Port Charlotte.
When: Sunday, May 5. Gates open at
11 a.m., musical acts begin at noon.
Info: Tickets for the event at free, but if
you want, you can buy a VIP ticket for $40
that includes the following: stage-front
seats in the shaded VIP area, Hooters wings,
private restroom access and a cash bar.
For more information, or to purchase VIP
tickets, visit the website at www.WKIX.com.


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KIX Country
has managed
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its dedicated
listeners for
the past 20
years.
Robin
Craig, the
director of
sales for
Clear Channel


Media, the owner of the radio station,
explained that in the early days, the
Country Fest concert used to be held
earlier in the year. The idea for moving
the event to late spring is that it would
give the station a chance to thank Char-
lotte County locals, who make up the
majority of the listening audience, for
their continued support.
"We wanted to wait until after season
for our listeners,"' she said. "This year, we
anticipate 10- to 15,000 in attendance."
One of the reasons this is such a highly
attended event, besides the talent, of
course, is because there is no charge for
the tickets, though there is a cap on the
number of tickets that will be distributed.


"Tickets are moving pretty quickly,
and we do have a limited number of free
tickets that will be available," Craig said.
"Hopefully the weather will hold out for
us this year."
At the 2013 event, there are four
bands on tap, with the initial one begin-
ning at noon. First up is Gary Rogers,
followed by Blue Mason Barter Company
and One Night Rodeo. The headliner will
be Pensacola-born country artist Aaron
Tippin, whose 1991 debut single "You've
Got to Stand for Something" became an
anthem for soldiers fighting in the Gulf
War.
Country Fest is billed as a family-
friendly event, and they prove it with a
whole area set up just for the little ones.
"We're going to have kids rides, a rock
climbing wall and laser tag in a secure
area," Craig said. "And we'll have a back-
drop of the Country Fest logo set up for
commemorative photos."
There will be at least 10 local food
vendors at Country Fest, selling every-
thing from pizzas to burgers to Italian
sausage. And in an effort to involve
the locals even more, the Charlotte
County High School wrestling team will
be helping out with keeping the fair-
grounds nice and clean. Craig says that's
all a part of KIX Country's efforts to reach
out to its community and its partners.
"Our audience at KIX Country
continues to grow," she said. "We try to
support our listeners by providing this
free show it's our way of giving back
to them and thank them for listening."


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The Homeless Coalition's 3rd Annual Derby
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Derby. We have all worked so passionately to
reach our goals and the community reached out to
us like never before. Please join us in celebrating
such a rewarding campaign! We will have delicious
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let's not forget specialty derby drinks. Derby team
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Another reason is that the weather is
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the festival opened to weather more
appropriate to that of northern climes.
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Derby simulcasts at the Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Trackd


By DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT

On May 17,1875, the Louisville Jockey Club
sponsored the very first Kentucky Derby, a
race for 3-year-old thoroughbred horses.
Since 1937, the race has been held at
Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May.
Capping a two-week-long derby festival, the
Kentucky Derby has earned the nickname of
"The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,"'
and is an event watched all over the world.
Here in this part of Florida, there will be
plenty of private gatherings to watch the
139th annual occurrence of the race, but
there will be only one place where you can
both watch and participate in other certain


race-related activities.
"It's the biggest day of the year for us,"


said Juan
Fra, general
manager of
the Naples
Fort Myers
Greyhound
Racing & Poker
facility. "It is
the only place
in southwest
Florida where


you can make a
direct bet on the Derby."
The race will be simulcast on lots of
screens, so you can watch your favorite horse


in action. If you want to dine in style while
doing so, you can participate in the Clubhouse


Dining Room
Buffet.
"You
can get a
reserved
Clubhouse
table which
includes a
very nice
prime rib
buffet," Fra
said.


"It usually sells out."
If you aren't interested in the lunch,
you can also buy grandstand seats. In true


Kentucky Derbyfadit6n, there will be 8"
crazy hat contest for women, and so the mri
won't feel left out, there will be a s
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Where: 10601 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs.
Info: Grandstand tickets are $4. The dubhouse lunch
buffet is $50 and includes a greyhound program. For more
information,and to make reservations and buy tickets,
visit the website atwww.naplesfortmyersdogs.com or call
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Seafood will be the food of choice for the
weekend with a great selection of locally
caught choices as well as regional favorites.
What better to complement all of that great
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different types of small, regionally brewed
beers from all over the United States.
Keeping with the water-enthusiast theme,
there will be over 40 marine, fishing, and
boating vendors on hand with the latest
fishing tackle, boat accessories, marine artwork
and more.
There will be plenty more to see and do at
Charlotte HarborFest with live music onstage
throughout the weekend. There were also be
fishing seminars each day in the Flatsmasters
seminar tent from great local guides offering
tips and techniques to help you catch more
fish.
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Redfish Survivor Series. Teams are paired up
for one-on-one redfish action with each pair
of teams weighing in together on stage with
the winner advancing and the loser being
eliminated. The winners will continue on to the
finals on Sunday where they will fish head-
to-head to determine the Redfish Survivor
champion. Over $40,000 in cash and prizes is
at stake in the final two rounds of the series.
The Redfish Survivor Series weigh-in kicks off at
3:30 p.m. each day. Right before the finals on
Sunday, the youth redfish anglers of Charlotte
Harbor have their shot at fame as the final
six, young anglers from the April 13 Junior
Flatsmasters tournament shoot it out onstage
at 3 p.m. to determine who will be the eighth
annual Junior Flatsmasters Champion.
In addition to the tournament weigh-ins
and fishing seminars, there will also be kayak
demonstrations by West Wall Boatworks of
Port Charlotte with in-water demos available
throughout the day. A fly fishing demo area,
complete with casting pool, will also be avail-
able for those who try their hand at saltwater
flyfishing.
Over 15 different seafood vendors will be on
hand with over 50 different seafood selections
for the seafood-lover. Join us Saturday evening
for a seafood dinner on the shores of Charlotte
Harbor.
Live music will be provided by Marty Moss,
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In-Water Kayak Demos by West Wall Boatworks _
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mettlle With his back against the wall, Stark is left to
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in a campaign of kidnapping, extortion and murder
in Florida
Oblivion I Runtime: 2 hrs. 5 min. |
Rated PG-13 for nudity, brief strong
language, sci-fi action violence and
some sensuality.
In the year 2077, Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) works
as a security repairman on an Earth left empty and
devastated after a war with aliens Jack has two
weeks left before his mission ends and he joins his
fellow survivors on a faraway colony However, Jack s
concept of reality comes crashing down after he
rescues a beautiful stranger (Olga Kurylenkol from
a downed spacecraft The womans arrival triggers
a chain of events that culminates in Jack s nearly
single-handed battle to save mankind
42 | Runtime: not provided I Rated
PG-13 for thematic elements, including
language
42 tells the story of two men-the great
Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers
GM Branch Rickey-whose brave stand against
prejudice forever changed the world by changing the
game of baseball In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison
Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he
signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the
team, breaking Major League Baseballs infamous
color line But the deal also put both Robinson and
Rickey in the ring line of the public, the press and
even other players Facing unabashed racism from
every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate
tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting
in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his
and Rickeys hopes


Scary Movie V I Runtime:
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partial nudity, comic violence and
gore, language, crude and sexual
content and some drug material.
The latest installment of the Scary Movie
franchise includes send-ups of Paranormal Activity,
Mama, Sinister, The Evil Dead, Inception, Black
Swan and pop culture featuring Ashley Tisdale,
Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Snoop Dogg, Karl
Williams, Molly Shannon, Terry Crews, Simon Rex,
Jerry 0 Connell, Sarah Hyland, Katrina Bowden, Tyler
Posey, Shad Moss aka Bow Wow, Kate Walsh, Heather
Locklear, Mac Miller and Mike Tyson
Evil Dead I Runtime: 1 hr. 31 min. |
Rated R for strong bloody violence and
gore, some sexual content and language.
(Parents: common sense media says iffy
for 17+).
In the much-anticipated remake of the 1981
cult-hit horror ilm, five twenty-something friends
become holed up in a remote cabin When they
discover a Book of the Dead, they unwillingly
summon up dormant demons living in the nearby
woods, which possess the youngsters in succession
until only one is left intact to fight lfor survival
G.I. Joe: Retaliation I Runtime:
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combat violence, brief sensuality,
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The Host I Runtime: 2 hr. 5 min. |
Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and
violence.
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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 memories,
Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) will risk everything
to protect the people she cares most about
The Croods | Runtime: 1 hr. 31 min. |
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
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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 locale the young victim while lacing a terrifying
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Shows this week:


Through May 12 -"The Game's Afoot"
Through May 2 -"Clybourne Park"



May 5 Celtic Woman



Through May 18 -
"Menopause the Musical"




nothing at this time


May 1 REO Speedwagon, Styx and
Ted Nugent
May 2 Larry the Cable Guy and Bill
Engvall
Upcoming May 9 Darius Rucker

Lemon

May 1 May 19 -"Harvey"
Elwood P. Dowd has an imaginary
friend Harvey a 6-foot tall rabbit. His
social-climbing sister, Veta, decides to
have him committed to a sanitarium to
spare their family from future embar-
rassment.



Through May 19 -"Second Samuel"
Set in the late 1940s, this small-town
comedy introduces us to a cast of quirky
neighbors as they come to grips with the
biggest surprise of their lives.


Through June 2 -"By Gershwin"
Through May 24 -"In the Book of"


Nothing at this time


Summer theater


camp for children


Lemon Bay Playhouse will host The
Lemondrops summer theater camp
for children from ages 7 through 10.
The three-week camp, taught by
Patty Tuff and Cheryl Hastings, will
include activities such as improvisa-
tion, theater games, body move-
ment, blocking, tongue twisters, and
puppetry. The camp will run from 9 a.m.
to noon, Monday through Friday from
July 8 through July 26, and ends with


a Saturday evening performance on
July 27. The cost for the camp is $210.
Scholarships will be offered for those
families that demonstrate a need.
Additional information and application
may be found online at http://www.
lemonbayplayhouse.com/education.
html. Call the Lemon Bay Playhouse Box
Office at 941-475-6756 for more details.
Openings will fill quickly, so sign up
early.


Kids OnStage summer


drama workshops


Charlotte Players are offering four
drama workshops this summer.
The first two workshops will be held
at the Charlotte Performing Art Center
(CPAC), in Punta Gorda for two weeks,
June 10 June 22. Students in first
and second grades will be performing
"Rhymes Round the World." Students
in third through sixth grade will be
performing the musical "Proud." Older
students in grades seventh through 12th
will be performing musical scenes from
three musicals,"Legally Blonde,""Shrek
the Musical,"and"The King and l."There
will be a one-week drama workshop
at Deep Creek Elementary School, June
24th-June 28th for grades two through
six. Those students will perform the
musical "Cinderella:'
Participants will have hands-on
experiences in all facets of a theatrical


production: backstage, scenic design,
props, costumes, music, choreography
sound and lights, as well as performing
onstage. Performances of"Rhymes Round
the World""Proud"and musical scenes
from "Legally Blonde""Shrek the Musical"
and "The King and l,"will be at Charlotte
Performing Arts Center on Friday, June 21
at 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 22 at 2p.m.
Cinderella will be performed at 1 p.m. on
Friday, June 28. All performances are open
to the public. Show tickets will be avail-
able by calling Charlotte Players 941-255-
1022 or at the door.
Register either by email at info@
charlotteplayers.org or by calling the
Charlotte Players office at 941-255-1022
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Workshop fees: CPAC $175 before
June 4, and Deep Creek $75 before June
17. If you need more information, please
call 941-255-1022.


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One of the most popular plays of all
time "Harvey" is quite "tricky" to perform
according to Director, Carole Kleinberg.
"For one thing, we must create an
imaginary universe and keep it truthful
and consistent." Kleinberg is referring to
the fact that the main character, Elwood
P. Dowd, has a best friend, the imaginary
Harvey, a 6' -foot tall rabbit. Why a
rabbit? Pulitzer prize-winning playwright
Mary Chase, daughter of working-class,
Irish-American parents, knew about
pookas, capricious animal spirits that
appear in Celtic mythology. She also real-
ized that a war-weary U.S. in 1944 needed
to laugh again.
Director Kleinberg, a retired college
theater professor, has directed a number
of plays in Southwest Florida over the
years, but this is the first time that she
has had an opportunity to direct at the
Lemon Bay Playhouse.
Charlie Tyler, a retired school principal
who plays Elwood, has performed in a
number of Boca Grande Players produc-
tions including "Vincent," a one-man show
about artist Vincent van Gogh, "Wait until
Dark," and "Butterflies are Free.""Elwood
is a dream role for me," he explained.
"Elwood is a sweet, wonderful man who
has discovered inner peace. He sees only
the good in people and harbors no resent-
ment."
Rita Corn, as Veta, loves her brother
but wants him to become normal. "It's
a huge role with massive dialogue. Veta
undergoes enormous conflict and mood
changes throughout the play," explained


Corn, who has previously played the
double roles of Betty Chumley and Mrs.
Chauvenet at Venice's Golden Apple
Theater. Both the Chumley and Chauvenet
roles in the LBPH production are played
by a "snowflake from Rhode Island,"
Linda Succi, a retired school principal.
"I'm attracted to the main character,
Elwood. He reminds me of a person with
special needs, someone who sees the
world differently," she observed. "Family
members always want to fix what they
see as a problem."
Jack Rabito, as Dr. Chumley, is the
psychiatrist who falls apart. Rabito, a
retired radio broadcaster who has acted
since 1991, is best known for his recent
portrayal as Harry Truman in the "Truman
Show." He grew a beard for this role so he
wouldn't look like Harry Truman. Gregory
Pastorelli, in his first acting role is cast
as Dr. Sanderson. Robin Mazey, usually
the romantic lead, plays the tough guy
with a Brooklyn accent, Duane Wilson, an
orderly at Chumley's Sanitarium. Myrtle
May, Elwood's high strung niece, is played
by newcomer Wendy Scianna, and the
serious role of Judge Gaffney is played by
the talented Larry McGee, who portrayed
an inspector in "Catch Me if You Can."
Sandi Wood, who has starred in many
Charlotte Players productions, is dreamy
Nurse Kelly. New performer, Victoria
Caruso, has a small yet pivotal role as the
cab driver.
"Harvey" runs May 1-19 at Lemon Bay
Playhouse, 96 W. Dearborn St., Englewood.
Curtain times: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday
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By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

The Players winter season concludes with
"Side Show"the story of conjoined twins who
become vaudeville stars.
Written by Bill Russell, with music by Henry
Kreiger,"Side Show"is a musical based on
the lives of Violet (Danae DeShazer) and Daisy
Hilton (Alana Opie).
"I am excited to have a musical of this
caliber, written by the man that brought us
'Dreamgirls,'be the culminating musical force
to close our season;'," Players artistic director
Jeffrey Kin said."The fact that this is a circus
town, and this is a true story imbedded in the
heart of the freak and side show world makes
me feel that this is the right show at the right
time."
In the story the twins ended up in a side
show where they were treated as freaks, had
some friends but also had to deal with people
some might even consider to be evil. It was
the'30s and vaudeville was still popular.
The twins manage to outsmart the evil


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fall in love and eventually learn to balance
their individual needs and desires.
The set and direction is by Michael
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and lighting by Michael Pasquini.
Others in the cast include David Walker
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students. Performances continue through
May 5, evenings at 7:30 p.m. and matinees
May 4 and 5 at 2 p.m. The Players is at 838
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VIVA cofounder, Michael
Alegria will perform in
"Sakura" on May 5 at Grace
United Methodist Church in
Venice.


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Welcome Spring with "Sakura"


By CHRIS KOURAPIS
SUN CORRESPONDENT

What better way to celebrate spring than
with a concert. VIVA (Venice Instrumental
& Vocal Arts), an organization founded
by soprano, Deborah Berioli,and Flutist,
Michael Alegria, will be presenting a
performance entitled "Sakura A Concert
For Spring"at 3:30 p.m. on May 5, at Grace
United Methodist Church on Venice Island.
Sakura is a traditional Japanese song
meaning cherry blossom tree. This tradi-
tional song provided an inspiration for the
program's "intriguing blend of music for
flute and voice."
"Michael and I were discussing arrange-
ments of Sakura that we had for flute and
vocal ensemble. I happened to have several
ensemble pieces for women's voices in Japa-


nese so we built the program around this
theme," explained Berioli, who teaches voice
to students of all ages, styles and levels of
ability. Michael Alegria is an active flute
soloist in Sarasota County who teaches flute
and other instruments."Sakura" provides
young student artists with an opportunity
to perfect their art by performing with
seasoned musicians in live concerts. Artists
Berioli and Alegria will be accompanied
by musicians Mary Jeanne Moorman on
piano and Amanda Miller on marimba.
The VIVA student Flute Ensemble and VIVA
Vocal Ensemble will debut with traditional
Japanese melodies. Different musical genres
such as modern flute music, marimba, tradi-
tional opera, and other crossover pieces will
be featured as well, including an arrange-
ment of"Casta Diva"from Bellini's opera,
"Norma"and a rousing rendition of Celtic


Woman's "The Voice"with drummer, Barbara
Gail. According to Berioli, "The concert will
include a little of everything, but all befit-
ting the theme of springtime. Our programs
are inspired by the talent at hand!"
Berioli has performed in Carnegie Hall
and at Orchestra Hall with the Minnesota
Orchestra. She's performed roles as the
Countess Almaviva in Mozart's "Le Nozze di
Figaro,"Mimi in Puccini's "La Boheme,"and
Cio-Cio-San in Puccini's "Madama Butterfly."
She currently holds the position of Director
of Music at the Unitarian Universalist
Congregation of Venice where she serves
as organist, choir director and vocalist. She
maintains a thriving private vocal studio
and works with singers of all ages and
experience. Private students meet weekly
at her home in Sarasota or her church in
Venice. It is not required to study privately


with a VIVA artist in order to perform in VIVA
programs. However, interested ensemble
artists make a commitment to the perfor-
mance and rehearsal schedule. Students
receive instruction and guidance from VIVA
artists throughout the process of rehearsing
for a performance. Artists of all ages may
participate in VIVA programs. Workshops
are being planned for the summer that will
focus on flute and voice. Participants will
receive technical instruction with master
classes on repertoire, performance and
audition practices, and they'll learn to
perform in ensemble. Tickets for"Sakura"
may be purchased online at www.VIVA-
Venice.org or by calling 941-284-5972.
Grace United Methodist Church is located at
400 Field Ave., on Venice Island. Tickets are
$12 in advance, $15 at the door and $5 for
students.


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By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Soprano Camille Zamora, considered a champion of
"zarzuela" (Spanish opera), will be the featured artist
Saturday and Sunday at the Artist Series concert at the
Historic Asolo Theater in Sarasota.
Zamora will be accompanied by pianist Lydia Brown
in a program that will feature Spanish songs and piano
solos. Composers represented will include Granados,
Guridi, Valverde, Tarrag6 plus Rossini, Bizet, Saint-Saens,
and Ravel.
Zamora has performed with the London Symphony,
the Boston Festival Orchestra, the Rochester Philhar-
monic, the Guadalajara Symphony, the Aberdeen
Festival Orchestra and on National Public Radio, BBC


Radio, Deutsche Radio and Sirius XM.
According to a release from the Concert Series,
Zamora is the founding director of the Sing for Hope
charitable organization, which mobilizes performing
artists to benefit communities in need. In that capacity
Zamora has performed at The United Nations and The
Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit.
Concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. both Saturday and
Sunday. Reserved seat tickets are $25-$45 per person.
The theater is inside the Visitors Center of the John
and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore
Road,Sarasota.For tickets, visit the box office or call
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Marty Moss entertains the
Englewood community with
his brand of acoustic music.


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By DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT


When Marty Moss was growing up in upstate
New York, he didn't have a particularly musical
family. But he said there was always music
around, which is how he developed his love of
it.
He tells the story of bringing home a not-
so-great report card as a young boy. When
his motherwas taking him to school the next
morning, there was a song he liked that was
playing on the radio, and he sang it word for
word. His mother stopped the car and asked
him how it was that he could remember every
word to a song, but not do well at school.
The answer to that question, of course, was
that musicwas something that he truly loved.
"There was always music playing when I
was growing up," he said. "When my dad was
working in the garage, there was always a radio
playing on the workbench:'
In his childhood home, Moss was exposed to
all the classics -'50s, doo-wop,'60s, Hendrix
- an eclectic collection of music that heavily
influenced the music he would eventually play
in public as an acoustic guitarist. But it did take
him a while to get to that point.
"I started playing open mikes about seven
years ago;'he said."A friend of mine talked me


into going to an Open Mike Night. I was scared
to death, but I got done and they said,'Why
don't you come back in two weeks and do it
again?"
He was still living in NewYork at that time,
but later on, his parents moved to Englewood
and he came down fora month to help with the
transition. After going back and forth between
Englewood and NewYork several times, he
eventually decided to make the permanent
move to Florida. Soon, he was ready to start
playing music in his new home.
"I met Kenny Rose, another local musician,"'
Moss said. "He was a driving force behind
getting me gigs around town."
Because of his love of all types of different
music, there is no telling what you'll hear at one
of Moss's shows. A sampling on his website of
some the cover songs he plays includes quite a
variety of artists Dave Matthews, John Hiatt,
Bill Withers, Elton John, The Band, Coldplay,
Radiohead. The list just goes on.
"One of the biggest compliments I get is that
I play a lot of different kinds of music;'he said.
If you would like to see Moss play, keep an eye
out for him at Charlotte HarborFest in Laishley
Park, Punta Gorda on May 4 and 5, and at the
Stump Pass Grille, Englewood on May 11. For
more information on his upcoming appearances,
visit Moss's website atwww.MartyMoss.net.


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Top of Billboard Chart on May 1
'60s
1960 "Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley
1967 "Groovin" by The Young Rascals
'70s
1973 "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" by MFSB
1977 -"Southern Nights" by Glen Campbell
'80s
1984 -"Against All Odds (Take A Look at Me Now)" by Phil Collins
1986 -"Kiss" by Prince & the Revolution

In Our Area
Crosby, Stills & Nash will perform on May 8 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
in Sarasota and on May 14 at the Barbara Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers.
The prolific trio of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash were all members of
prominent'60s bands before recording their 1969 debut album featuring "Marrakesh
Express"and "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes."Known for their smooth vocal harmonies, CS&N are all
members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Beatle Bits
The first American artist to sing and release a Beatles'song was Del Shannon, with his
version of "From Me to You."
The movie "Help"was originally titled "Eight Arms to Hold You,"a name suggested by
Ringo Starr before the song "Help"was written.
In 1968, Mary Hopkins was an unknown singerwho was recommended to Paul
McCartney by Twiggy, a popular fashion model. Hopkins went on to record "Those Were
the Days,"one of the first hits on the Beatles'own Apple Records label.
The Beatles were influenced by Motown music with their versions of"Money,""Please,
Mr. Postman,""Twist and Shout"and "You Really Got a Hold on Me."


Last week, this musical trivia question was asked: Who is the'80s pop group led by
singer Boy George?
Answer: Culture Club. The first correct response was from
Mary DiSanzo of North Port.

This Week's Question: Which classic Bob Dylan song begins with the lyrics"Come gather
'round people wherever you roam?"

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SAWGRASS GOLFING COMMUNITY
3BD+den/3BA/2 5CG heated pool home Feels like a RARELY AVAILABLE GULF FRONT TOWNHOUSE Located in Golden Beach area of Venice Island
new home Volume ceilings, upgraded tile flooring 3BD/2.5BA plus a 2 CAR GARAGE plus small workshop. Gulf views from 2nd and 3rd floor lanais.
Tile roof and paver driveway Facilities includes golf Elevator, skylights, and 2 air handlers for efficiency. Community heated pool. Virtual Tour available.
course, tennis courts, community pool/spa and more$774,900
Priced at $499,900 -I Priced at $774,900


VALENCIA RESIDENCES CONDO 2 BR/2 BA/1 car carport &
heated community pool Gorgeous views from 2 lanais of Venice
Island and Gulf of Mexico Upgraded building, no pets allowed,
Upgraded kitchen w/conan, new tile floors, bathrooms redone &
more Steps to beach, pool, & short walk to Venice Ave
Priced at $389,900 Looking for offers


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Low monthly maintenance fee.
Priced to sell at $135,000


GOLDEN BEACH POOL HOME
3BD/2BA/2CG with pool, Oversized lanai, great for
entertaining Fresh paint, newly remodel kitchen with
granite counters and wood cabinets, gas burning
fireplace, hurricane shutters and more Deeded beach
access just a short walk away Priced at $574,900


BEACH FRONT CONDOMINIUMS
2BD/2BA/1CP Heated community pool
1st and 2nd floor units. Nicely remodeled.
Priced $274,900 and $299,900


OVER 55 COMMUNITY IN SARASOTA STONEYBROOK AT VENICE
Freshly remodeled villa with over $35K in updates. Almost new construction 3Bd/2BA/2CG
Maintenance Free with low monthly fees. Upgraded kitchen with granite and wood
A/C system, H20 heater, dishwasher and more cabinets Tile flooring and more. Active
replaced in 2012 Active community pool and more Community Price at $194,900
Priced at $129,900.


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2 BD+den/2 BA/1CG Privated wooded view.
Upgraded kitchen and wood flooring Use of all of
Aston Gardens facilities. Priced at $150,000


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Golf and Country Club membership optional.
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Call John Fevrier, 941-284-2992
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NOKOMIS VILLA 2Br/2 Ba with
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Key and boat ramp. CALL JAN
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WHOOP WHOOP INVESTORALERT. Triplex for under 20k near
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CALL JOHN FEVRIER, 941-284-2992 FOR DETAILS.
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Priced at $280,000.
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WEST OF TRAIL Vintage home sited on prime
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PRICED AT $299,000. CALL JOHN FEVRIER,
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acre property offers over 4300 square feet, 5 bedrooms,
5 baths, seawall and serene gulf views from the main
living, dining and deck areas. Vaulted ceiling and
fireplace in cozy living room with spiral staircase to loft.
Distinctively designed with separate quarters offering
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tile floors, whirlpool tub and granite countertops. Enjoy
serene sunsets and captivating twilight views of Lido Key
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BURNT STORE MARINA $174,900
2/2+den with full 2 car garage. Sold
furnished turnkey & includes free
membership to the tennis & fitness
center.
Diane Koughan 941-661-8580
www pmdentialflondarealty com/C7036365


upgraueu &c iurnisneu z z pool nome
with newly painted interior. Heated
pool & spa with new heat pump com-
plete this paradise!
iane Koughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580
www pmdentialflondarealty com/C7026420


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Tastefully upgraded pool home in
desirable Venice Palms. Situated on
landscaped oversized lot. Less than 4
miles to Venice Beach!
Pamela Edgington 941-812-6234
wwwpmdentialflondarealty com/M5834287






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


BURNT STORE MARINA $239,000
2BR+den/office with a long list of
upgrades including stunning hardwood
floors, crown moldings and oversized
baseboards.
Tom Mattas 941-205-2102
wwwpmdentialflondarealty com/C7031213


Custom home in Panther Ridge.
Granite counters & stainless steel
appliances in kitchen, crown molding
throughout & pool w/paver deck.
Betty Arnold 941-713-1983
www pmdentialfloridarealty com/M5836499






BURNT STORE MARINA $245,000
3/2 with heated pool & spa. New A/C
in 2012, cathedral ceilings in living
room, pocket sliders to lanai, tile
throughout.
Diane Koughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580
wwwnmrllehntialfloniclarealtv com/Cr7036008


Ground floor 3 bedroom condo, fur-
nished turnkey with 2,000 sq. ft. under
air plus lanai! Updated kitchen with all
new appliances.
Diane Koughan 941-661-8580
wwwpmdentialfloridarealtycom/C7042520


3/2 with enclosed lanai. Turnkey fur-
nished w/high ceilings, bright kitchen,
separate laundry & spacious 2 car
garage.
Diane Koughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580
www pmdentialflondarealtycom/C7033141


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






BURNT STORE MARINA $299,000
Remodeled foyer, kitchen baths &
laundry in this 3/2 ground floor unit.
Spectacular view of the Marina &
Charlotte Harbor.
Diane Koughan 941-661-8580
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ENGLEWOOD $165,000
Ainger Creek canal frontage! Boating
access to the Intercoastal with only 2
bridges to open water. Home com-
pletely remodeled & well maintained.
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NOKOMIS $244,500
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ENGLEWOOD $174,900
Great canal home with 3BR+den. Lg.
kitchen, living room & oversized fam-
ily room 2167 sq. ft. of living space.
Saltwater paradise!
Joe Thompson 941-539-4178
www pmdentialfloridarealty com/D5787706






NOKOMIS $339,900
Waterfront home with new dock Gulf of
Mexico access 2 master suites, spacious
living & dining rooms, separate family
room
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
www omdentialflondarealtv corn/N5778891


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2 baths. Complex offers heated pool,
clubhouse, fishing pier & lake access
for fishing, canoeing & kayaking.
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OKOMIS $42,900
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Custom built home lived in only a few
months a year Vaulted ceilings, sky-
lights, split floor plan and plant shelves
Lois Kozak 941-468-2973
www pmdentialflondarealtycom/C7042027


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5 74 acres with a lake view in North Port
Estates Build your dream home & bring
your horses
Lois Kozak 941-468-2973
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Villas of Sabal Trace II home w/18" 3/2 with split floor plan & extra storage
ceramic tile floors throughout & solid shed Kitchen features stainless appliances,
wood cabinets in the kitchen Gated main-
tenance free community great work space & large storage pantry
Todd David 941-423-3495 Janice Keith 941-468-0808
www pmdentialflondarealty com/N5779927 www prudentialflondarealty com/N5778529


NORTH PORT $185,000
Resort style living at its best Cypress
Falls is a gated 55+ community with lots
of amenities
Pamela Copeland 941-716-2644
www prudentialflondarealty com/N5778362
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3/4BR/3BA/2CG with almost 2600 sq ft
under air in the Venetian Golf & River
Club Attached golf cart garage
Judy Mazrin 941-922-7030
wwwpmdentialflondarealty com/N5779682


10,000 square foot lot in Section 26
Residential lot in an area of established
homes
Rosanne Linders 941-809-2053
wwwprudentialflondarealty com/C7042666


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NORTH PORT $199,900
Your own private resort with a Spanish-
Mediterranean flarel Front entry iron
gates open to a 41' courtyard Custom
built on 3 lots
Lois Kozak 941-468-2973
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Hidden Bay is a gated, waterfront com-
munity with resort style amenities
Boardwalk through preserve to fishing
pier & canoe/kayak launch area
Sharon Beisser 941-716-3671
wwwprudentialflondarealtycom/A3971104


PORT CHARLOTTE $51,900
Freshly remodeled 2/1 w/new paint inside
& out Higher end Berber carpet, tile
floor in bath, new kitchen cabinets, coun-
tertops, sink & back splash
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home is for youl 3/3 pool home has a 2
car oversized garage & 1000 sq ft RV
garage with workshop
Linda Mazner 239-633-1970


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3/2/2 custom pool home w/privacy fence
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laundry & pantry Hardwood flooring in
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Rosanne Linders 941-809-2053
wwwpmdentialfloridarealty com/C7042370


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NORTH PORT $184,700
Over 2000 sq ft of living space w/tile &
laminate floors, vaulted ceilings and plant
shelves Eat-in kitchen with island/break-
fast bar
Lois Kozak 941-468-2973
www prudentialflondarealty com/C7039632


NORTH PORT $216,000
8 65 acre parcel located in North Port
Estates Beautiful lake view from your
backyard Perfect for your dream home
Lois Kozak 941-468-2973
wwwpmdentialflondarealty com/C7023683






PALMETTO $174,000
Short Sale Open floor plan with volume
ceilings, breakfast bar, pantry & dining
area Lot is just over 1/4 acre in the Sugar
Mills Lakes subdivision
Kristen Steffen 941-465-6174
wwwprudentialflondarealty com/M5834131






PORT CHARLOTTE $119,900
New home under construction waiting for
your personal touch 3/2 w/10' ceilings,
massive master spa bathroom and morel
Room for pool
Carol Wade 941-585-9599
www pmdentialflondarealty com/C7036887






PUNTA GORDA $119,500
2/2 5 townhome in gated waterfront com-
munity of Emerald Pointe 2 A/C systems
replaced in 2012 as well as all appliances
Private garage
Leo Roberts 941-916-0598


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Venetian Golf& River Club home 4 bed-
rooms plus upstairs large family room
with balcony overlooking pool area
Furnished Outdoor kitchen area
Judy Mazrin 941-922-7030
www pmdentialflondarealty com/N5777744


PORT CHARLOTTE $187,500
Custom built home with 26x24 garage
Cape Cod/Old Florid-, -t-l --1ith dimen-
sional shingle roof i i i totally
private
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
www prudentialflondarealty com/N5779829






PUNTA GORDA $125,000
Waterfront unit, turnkey and fully fur-
nished 2/2 has been updated with new
windows, Conan counters and more
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3/2 tastefully decorated with lots of
tile, volume ceilings, crown molding &
more. Solid wood cabinets in kitchen
w/granite countertops.
Carol Wade 941-585-9599
wwwpmdentialflondarealtycornC70305


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

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Maintenance free lot in the Sawgrass
Country Club. Build your dream home to
our specifications in this prestigious com-
munity!
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
wwwpmdentialfloridarealty corn/N556277


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2/2 in Islander Point that has been
updated over the past few years,
including kitchen counters & cabinets.
Fully furnished & tastefully decorated.
Dave Leibman 941-380-3660
www pmdentialfloridarealty com/C7039705






PUNTA GORDA $239,900
3/2 w/pool in Burnt Store Lakes.
Private & serene setting with lake
view. Remodeled kitchen & more. No
detail has been overlooked!
Diane Koughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580
www prudentialflondarealty com/C7029546


PUNTA GORDA $415,000
3/2/2 in Burnt Store Isles with
Southwestern exposure & sailboat
access to the Harbor. Heated pool/
waterfall. Tip lot with 200 ft. seawall.
Maurie Woosley 941-628-1822
www dentialflondarealty cornC7033940






VENICE $67,500
Well maintained & completely updated
home with split floor plan. Enclosed
lanai. Community offers pool & many
social activities.
Jon Chabra & Dave Hoffa 941-223-2137
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PUNTA GORDA $149,900
2nd floor unit with 1517 sq. ft. of living
space. 3/2 plus a bonus room. Crown
molding, tile in kitchen, dining & living
rooms.
Maurie Woosley 941-628-1822
wwwpmldentialfloridarealtycom/C7029479
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You'll love the amazing kitchen in this
waterfront PGI property. Beautiful water
view from living rm living area in back
is a newer addition. Screened lanai.
Linda Mazner 239-633-1970
www pldentialflordarealty com/C7039843






PUNTA GORDA $419,900
3/2 pool home in Seamans Point I.. ..1
waterfront gated community in I .- .
Gordal Greatroom floor plan, tray ceil-
ings, gourmet kitchen & morel
Leo Roberts 941-916-0598
wwwwpmdentialfloridarealtycom/C7042835


Burnt Store Meadows pool home w/ 3
bedrooms and 2 baths Double entry
doors, open floor plan, mature landscap-
ing & morel
Carol Gershowitz 941-875-3775
wwwlpmidentialflondarealty conmC7042703






PUNTA GORDA $294,000
Beautiful --i t estate with room for
your *,,..1 neighborhood with no
hJ1' roads, great for riding trails or nature
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Diane Fuchs 941-266-8006
wwwpmldentialfloridarealty cornm/N5779837






PUNTA GORDA $989,000
This impressive home is made for
entertaining at its best. Canal views sun
& boat docks, lift & pool/spa. 308' of
waterfront with quick harbor access.
Nancy Bell 941-380-3630
wwwprudentialflondarealty com/C7040569
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Oversized home in Japanese Gardens Former Japanese Gardens model home
with updated appliances, furnishings, on a beautiful & unique corner lot.
& window coverings. Oversized shed Doublewide with large bright kitchen
& extra wide 2 car carport. & unobstructed views.
Jon Chabra & Dave Hoffa 941-223-2137 Jon Chabra & Dave Hoffa 941-223-2137
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Completely furnished and beautifully
maintained home. Laminate wood
Flooring in living areas, carpeted front
lanai w/glass windows & A/C.
Jon Chabra & Dave Hoffa 941-223-2137
www pr dentialfloridarealty cornm/D5791884






VENICE $124,900
2nd floor turnkey furnished condo Eat-m-
kitchen w/ recessed lighting, garden window
& granite counters Open Living/dining rmr
w/ wet bar Spacious Lanal
Marian Metz 941-726-2799
wwwpmdentialfloridarealtycom/N5779722


VENICE $79,900
Completely updated & beautiful home in
Japanese Gardens. Situated on a main-
tenance free lot and a half with beautiful
landscaping & fruit trees.
Jon Chabra & Dave Hoffa 941-223-2137
www pmdentialflondarealty conmD5791325

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2/2 with a great yard. Centrally located
& perfect for a started home, winter
retreat or retirement home!
Sharon Beisser 941-716-3671
wwwpmdentialfloridarealtycorn/N5779759


Nicely updated 1st floor comer unit
with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
New kitchen, interior laundry, enclosed
laundry & more.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
www p adentialflondarealty cornm/N5777318


One bedroom end unit villa w/cathedral
ceilings and glassed in lanai with views
of the golf course.
Janice Keith 941-468-0808
wwwprudentialflondarealtycom/N5779639


2BR/2BA 2nd floor end unit w/ tile Villa with open floor plan, refreshing
floors. Used only 2 mos per year. One neutral colors, upgraded moldings &
car garage w/ storage, community offers doors. Quiet & peaceful view of the
pool, clubhouse & Workout room. lake from the screened lanai.
Terry Bole 941-323-1818 Karen Itjen 941-228-5553
www D-mdentialflondMealtv cor/N5779836 wwwpmdentialflondarealty com/N5779926


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\ EN ICE $159,000
Spacious 3/3, split floor plan with attached
workshop or extra bedroom. Venice
Gardens/Jacaranda West community.
Todd David 432-413-3495
wwwprudentialflondarealtycom/N5779171


VENICE $239,900
2/2/2 plus den end villa that backs up
to the Preserves. Kitchen offers granite
counters & stainless steel appliances.
Lovely great room.
Debra Villari 941-207-2055
wwwpmdentialflondarealty com/N5779917


VENICE $169,900
2 BR home with many updates. Breakfast
nook, screened front entry, community
pool, clubhouse, shuffle board & boat/
kayak launch to Curry Creek.
Janice Keith 941-468-0808


Tile floors throughout, granite counter-
tops, high ceilings & a secure entry. 2
car garage, club house with lots of
activities & a fitness room.
Sharon Beisser 941-716-3671
wwwpmdentialfloridarealtycom/A3966558


VENICE $184,900
Well maintained pool home in Jacaranda
West. Screened lanai & sliding doors
open fully extending your living space
to the outdoors.
Diane Fuchs 941-266-8006
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Former model with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths
plus den and separate dining area. 1500
sq ft under air with many upgrades.
Judy Mazrin 941-922-7030
wwwpmdentialflondarealty com/N5779937
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Maintenance free villa, freshly painted,
2/2/2 on corner lot with privacy. Resort
style lifestyle in the Venetian Golf &
River Club.
Marian Metz 941-726-2799
wwwpmdentialfloridarealtycom/N5778769
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Small community with gorgeous views
on the Intercoastal Waterway. No
bridges to Gulf access. Amenities
include pool, clubhouse, tennis & more!
Diane Fuchs 941-266-8006
www omdentialflondarealtv com/N5778939


X ENICE 239,900
Spacious 3/2 with upgrades including
bamboo flooring, re-piping, & new
refrigerator. Spacious open floor plan
wadded living space in between.
Diane Fuchs 941-266-8006
www prudentialflondarealty com/N5777036






VENICE $319,000
Spacious Rosa model, 2 bedrooms w/
den, caged pool with heated spa, over-
looking the lake. Oversized lot.
Judy Mazrin 941-922-7030
wwwpmdentialfloridarealty com/N5779563






VENICE $359,900
Custom built pool home on one of the
best lots in Sawgrass. Gorgeous green-
belt views & on the first fairway.
Living spaces built around the lanai!
Marian Walsh 941-483-0803
www pmdentialfloridarealty com/N5778417


3/2 with open, split floorplan, pool and
gorgeous lake views. 12' ceilings in
formal living & dinning rooms plus
crown molding.
Marian Metz 941-726-2799
wwwpmdentialflondarealtycom/N5778762


VENICE $249,900
Venetian Falls home w/ 2BR/2BA +
den. Kitchen features granite counters,
stainless appliances & cherrywood
cabinetry.
Debra Villari 941-207-2055


VENICE $319,000
Open floor plan with soaring ceilings,
large rooms, & lots of natural light.
Casually elegant heated pool home in
Venice Palms. Close to the beach!
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
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3BR/2.5BA home with high ceilings
throughout, Corian counters, white
raised panel cabinets & tile floors in
main living areas. Turnkey furnished!
Marian Metz 941-726-2799
www pmdentialflondarealty com/N5779518






VENICE $397,900
Custom built home w/3BR/2BA, plus
office. Separate living & dining rooms
& large family room off kitchen. Lg
sliders to lanai & pool area.
Marian Metz 941-726-2799
wwwpmdentialflondarealtycom/N5779165


Sorrento model w/ pool, 2BR + den, Pool home with high end architectural
2BA, and 2 car garage. High Ceilings, design on 5 acres of a private preserve.
tile floors, & lots of light. Gorgeous million dollar view!
Karen Itjen 941-228-5553 Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
www pmdentialfloridarealty com/N5779464 wwwpmdentialfloridarealty com/N5778222


Open concept pool home on oversized
lot in desirable Venice Palms. 2 bed-
rooms w/den/media rm that could be
3rd bedroom. Tasteful upgrades.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
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Lakefront, spacious, maintenance free
home less than a year old. 3 bedroom
villa with great room & volume ceil-
ings. Professionally decorated.
Judy Mazrin 941-922-7030
www pmdentialflondarealty com/N5779338

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3BR/2BA plus separate office,
extended lanai & greatroom floor plan.
Quality, custom home with Million
Dollar Views!
Marian Metz 941-726-2799
www pmdentialflondarealtycom/N5779251


A special lifestyle awaits you at
Sawgrass built by renowned developer
Taylor Woodrow Communities.
Private, gated community.
Janice Keith 941-468-0808
wwwprudentialflondarealty com/N5779318


Custom courtyard pool home with a
true three car garage. Quiet and private
gorgeous preserve views. Less than 5
miles to the beach.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215


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Commercial Hwy. Interchange lot with
lots of potential. 6.48 acres on paved
cul-de-sac. Superior exposure from
175& nearby established businesses.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
wwwpmdentialflondarealty corn/N5778427


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Jane Mendola (941) 441-8555

(941) 485-0021
to see a complete inrvertory of piopeilies 'visit
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Anthony & Karen Buccitelli, REALTORS
Office 941.423.2521 Gn'lu
14972 Tamiami Trail* North Port, FL 34287 ii ll

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RARE FIND 3/2/2 + 2 car detached
garage home on 3 LOTS! Kitchen features
breakfast bar, plenty of counter space&
cabinets. Large living room, great room &
formal dining room. Hurricane panels,
newer a/c, lanai under air, detached
garage is insulated, paneled & central a/c
& heat. MLS# N5780120 $199,900
POOL 3/2/2 pool home with city water &
a fireplace! New hurricane impact
windows, accoridan shutters for front door
a& lanai, tile thru-out, formal dining rm,
large family rm w/vaulted ceilings, sliders
'I to lanai & pool, large breakfast bar in
kitchenw/pantry, beautiful landscaping,
A fenced yard & more! MLS# N5778983
$149,900
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Homeless/Needy Students.

GREAT FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD 3/2/2
home with tile flooring thru out except in
bedrooms. Kitchen w/eat-in area, wood
cabinets, breakfast bar,walk in pantry &
island. Master bath w/garden jacuzzi tub,
shower. Laundry rm w/large storage
closet! MLS# N5779838 $119,900

ADORABLE freshly painted 2/2/1 home
with city water and swale in back for extra
out except in bedrooms. Kitchen /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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2 Bed + Den/2 Bath
1,290 Sq. Ft.
Garage
Only $76,900


4052 Hollis Avenue
Port Charlotte, FL 33953


View Current Books Online,
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Monday, Apr 29, 2013 Page 11 *Welcome Home


Vizcaya Lakes is a provider of housing for persons age 55 and older. All permanent residents must be age
qualified for occupancy. Vizcaya Lakes is an Equal Housing Opportunity provider and does business in
accordance with the federal and applicable state Fair Housing Acts. It is illegal to discriminate against any
person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap or national origin. Void where prohibited by law.
Artist's rendering is provided for illustrative purposes and is subject to change. Prices and availability
subject to change without notice. Square footage numbers are approximate and may vary. Subject
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I HAVE BUYERS, I NEED LISTINGS! "


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KELLER WILLIAMS

41'- Tanmianm Trail s>.uth \-Vniic. FL 34' 3


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941-408-0600
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ENJOY THE GORGEOUS WISCONSIN SUMMER SEASON. RUN YOUR

BUSINESS FOR 6 MONTHS & THEN BACK TO FLORIDA FOR THE WINTER


SQUAW LAKE RESORT FOR SALE
Arguably the most beautiful resort in the area
785 acre Squaw Lake
S-5 cabins, 4 being 4 season
4 BD/3 BA main home
429'sand frontage, 7 ac
= Set up for Condo's


STONEY CREEK HOME & GARDEN INCLUDED
Business, Real Estate, Buildings, Fixtures &
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Poggemann Team 715-892-1761

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Homes
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EJ Mouhot, President
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townhouse located in a
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community. Great storage throughout, plus new
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' GREEN LION
REALTY
cv ed 4 Bedrooms plus
Den in North Port
over 2000 sq. ft, all
tile with decorative
S inlays large kitchen
w/ granite counters
& new Stainless
Steel appliances,
covered screened lanai, freshly painted & land-
scaped for only $164,800. MLS#C7042527
Gulf access saltwater
pool home on Albee
Farm Rd. in Nokomis.
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Punta Gorda/$229,900
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Port Charlotte/$129,900
SHORT SALE: NEW LISTING.. .Excellent price for
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MLS#C7041572


Fort Uharlotte/$199,JUU

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North Port /$199,000
NEW LISTING. Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on fresh
water canal. Lots ol ,I i .. i i i .11
plan, great lanai a. i ,I , 1 ,


North Po 155,000I I

MLS#C7041937


Port Charlotte/$155,000
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3 bedrooms, 2 baths and screened in-ground pool.
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Port Charlotte/$120,000
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Residential/Commercial Sales & Leasing
Property Management/Rentals


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Tiki Condominiums 2 Manasota Key 1 Bedroom
1 Bath condos on Lemon Bay. Complex with
docks, and a heated swimming pool. Upgraded
Kitchen and new furnishings.
Starting at $118,900


Lemon Bayview Villas A-1 Beautiful 3
Bedroom 3 Bath with 2 Car Garage. Great
view of Lemon Bay and the Docks. Beach
Access, Elevator, Heated Pool, Tennis
Court. $339,900


Palms Condominiums #2 A Direct Gulf Front
Unit overlooking the Beach. 3 Bedrooms 2 1/2
Baths with Many Upgrades. Furnished, Heated
Pool, Elevator, Covered Parking $895,000


The Villas A5 A fabulous split level 2
bedroom 2 bath townhouse overlooking the
beach on Manasota Key and the swimming
pool. A low density complex that is very
attractive $424,900


La Coquina Condos A Gulf front location on Angler's Resort #11A 1 Bedroom 1 Bath
Manasota Key. 1 and 2 bedrooms units with a in this Charming Bayfront complex on
great beach. Covered parking, storage room, South Beach. Completely Furnished, Great
beautifully furnished. Starting at only Rentals, Steps from the Pool and Docking.
$260,000 $189,000


Live Oak Landings #21 Manasota Key El Galeon East #201 A Beautiful 1
Bayfront. A partially furnished 2 Story Bedroom 1 Bath overlooking Lemon Bay
Townhouse with 2 car Garage. 2 Bedrooms 2 and the docking facilities. Top floor end unit
Baths, heated swimming pool, docking with good income. Enjoy Beach, Bay,
facilities. $285,000 heated pool and a great view. $220,000


We Have The Best Vacation Locations

Available in the Englewood Area


Monday, Apr 29, 2013 Page 15 Welcome Home









Group

of Naples Realt) Services, Inc. Diane Newland
800 East V :A.X.. enice. FL Broker Associate







WATERFRONT COMPLEX ON BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME
LEMON BAY! with LEMON BAY at your front door
Watch the sunsetsI Adorable turnkey Walk to the beach and boat launch
furnished unit waiting for youl 1 100X287 lot in a beautiful natural
bedroom, 1 bath, with heated pool, setting $119,000
beach, dock, washer/dryer with unit Diane Newland 941.223.5387
Short Sale $109,900
Diane Newland 941.223.5387







WALK TO MANASOTA BEACH! NEW LISTING! With a little TLC
Adorable winter residence or starter this well be a gem 3rd bedroom does
home with 2 bedrooms New wood not have a closet Open living w/
kitchen with granite counters and vaulted ceilings & skylights Large
stainless appliances Outside shower, 27' lanal, 2 car garage $110,000
large screened lanal 105 x 250 lot A Diane Newland 941.223.5387
must seel $145,000
Diane Newland 941.223.5387


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circular drive, built on 2 lots Beautiful home with lanai,
kitchen to die for, tile floors, stainless -fI.'.---1 t-
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, i ,1 i ,11 ,,,I. Bear to view this Beauty
at 941-629-1121 or 941-380-1888 MLS C7036700





niT1i PfnRT "2.'1 nlH1T' TI I I .I l, "1. ,1
of North Port Great location close to parks and
shopping Tile floors throughout Open plan kitchen
opens up into living area Call Lauren Knox to view this
home at 941-629-1121 or 941-268-4561 MLS C7041505


COMFY RETREAT small & simple Greal
for Snowbird Just needs some polish and
personalizing 2 bedroom North Port home witl
1 bath and single car garage r ,11 i...
Zito for an appt to view this i ,, -
629-1121 or 941-276-5445 MLS C7041374


ROTUNDA SANDS 3 Bedroom. 2 Bath. 2 Ca
Garage Home built in 2007 2,048 sq ft +/
under air Open Floor Plan Great Location, close t(
Port Charlotte and the Gulf Beaches Reduced t(
$168,000 Call Shirley Bear to this lovely home a
941-629-1121 or 941-380-1888 MLS C7039407


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MULTIPLE OFFERS, HIGHEST AND
BEST OFFERS ONLY! Looking for space?
This attractive upscale home in a quiet area
may be just what you are looking for, 3 bed
rooms, 235 baths, Living Room, Family Room,
and a large 3 car attached garage Situated
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ceilings elsewhere, Wood Panel cabinets in
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street, but easy commute to any-
where with quick access to 1-75.
Special features include the
caged inground pool, vaulted
ceilings, and wood cabinets in
kitchen. MLS#D5792255
$95,000

$169,900. BEAUTIFUL
SPACIOUS HOME LOCATED
IN THE SOUTH VENICE
AREA. Move in ready condition,
.- Spacious floor plan with many special
features including vaulted i ,i, -... i
.5 nets, tile counter tops and more, Large
enclosed lanai area provides many uses,
Great location close to town, shopping
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941 Tamiami Tr., Suite A, Port Charlotte, FL 33953
1 (941) 629-1121 rQ
Fax: (941) 625-5959


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(Pino) AM
Gambo, P.A. Kimberly A.
Parlo Italiano of Venice, LLC Gauvreau
Owner Owner
Realtor www.westcoastrealtyofvenice.com Broker
240 W TAMPA AVE 941-375-8113 941-321-7229
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FABULOUS GULF VIEWS from this
3/2/2 home. Gulf views
are framed by
mature oak trees and a
sparkling pool. Fantastic
downtown location on the
Island of Venice $594,900.
Call Pino 941.716.4308 or
Kim 941.321.7229

COMMERCIAL FOR SALE


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Tony Nakonetschny 941-375-8113
267-446-7111
tonynako96@gmail.com


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FANTASTIC 4BD/2BA HOME. Large lanai
& pool area overlooking lake. Large kit
w/Silestone counters/pull out drawers.
Breakfast nook. Guest suite. Master bath
w/dual sinks, garden bath & separate
shower. Night lighting & 3M hurricane
protection. $429,000
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
www.JenMagoon.com

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THIS 3BD'2?P -,,,- ,, H,t- -
floor I
cabinet, , 1 ... * I i I
area with preserve view. 3rd bedroom has
pocket doors and can be used as den/office
space. Master bedroom with sliders out to
pool. Master bath has dual sinks & separate
tub and shower. $259,000
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
www.JenMagoon.com


SNIUNNING 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
rpi-rn in H crnimminopnnl Ir qr e

double sinks. $479,000
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
www.JenMagoon.com


IaKC and going course. breaL rooli noor plan
with neutral colors. Florida room, Patio.
Large masterbedroom. Master bathwith
duaisinks. 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


'U'ULAK DiSLAYIN tLUUK LAu N W/ w GAItD COMMUNITY on VENICE ISLAND-
private lanai & large pool overlooking i E ..I... K.... , i ,, ;.1I 1 ,1, i
preserve. 3BD/2BA Open kitchen . .....
Corian counters, breakfast bar & fr . ,, ,,
plenty of cabinet space. Split floor V
plan. Large master bedroom w/ bedrooms. Hot tub/half bath for pool/guest
sliding doors. Master bath has dual use. Community clubhouse, HEATED pool,
sinks, walk in shower & garden bath fitness center, tennis courts. $349,000
$359,000 Jennifer Magoon JenniferMagoon 941-928-8211
941 928 8211 wwwlenMannon mm www.JenMagoon.com


Fantastic 2BD/ 1BA condo, turnkey
furnished. 2nd floor has vaulted
ceilings, nice quiet lanai. Minutes to
shopping, downtown Venice &
beaches. Community pool just
outside your door. $80,000
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
www.JenMagoon.com


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LIUWIN LULUINY soumn Lonao, zna
floor corner unit, 2BD/2BA screen
porch, double deep carport with
storage closet, walk-in closet, one dog
allowed for owners to 25 pounds,
extra windows for extra sun light &
breezes, a good sized master
bedroom. Seasonal rental in place.
$84,900 Terry Riley 941.492.7831
www.terrenceriley.com


Vacant Corner Lot
in Punta Gorda Isles
Great Investment
For Little Money
$9,000
Kim Vogel 413.221.4261


GULF FRONT Venice Island Resort MAINTENANCE FREE yard, pool
Condo Complex. Heated beach overlooking the golf course. Built in
frontpool. Weeklyrentalsallowed. 2005. The upgraded 3/2/2 Cypress
front pool. Weekly rentals allowed odel has been well maintained &
On site manager. this community has a 4 1/2 star golf
$273,885 digest rated course (membership is
not mandatory), a heated pool, tennis
venicefloridahomes.listingbook.com courts, and a guarded gate. $249,000
Call Karla Furry 941-320Terry Rey941.492.7831
Call Karla Furry 941-320-8397 vwww.terrencerilev.com


Kim 1 Vogel 413.221.4261
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Kim Vogel 413.221.4261


LUOVLY and well cared totr ome is priced
to sell and won't last long! J&J custom built
home with 3BD/2BA/2CG. Amenities
include screened in entryway with double
front doors, an inviting and spacious floor
plan with split bedrooms, separate dining
area, and kitchen nook. Tranquil & peaceful
backyard setting. The possibilities are
endless. Home Warranty Included!
$249,900 KimVogel 413.221.4261


OUKbtLUUb POOL HOIUV Iranquil and
Peaceful setting with heated pool and
spa. 3 beds, baths, 2 car garage.
Upgrades include granite counter
tops, solid wood cabinets in kitchen
and baths, stainless steel appliances,
plantation shutters, and surround
sound! Home warranty included with
sale. $424,900
Kim Vogel 413.221.4261


l AU IIUL 4 ILKoUUIVi HUMIV1
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


1 .5ba on oversized corner lot within walking Pool home in well sought afterVenice Course & water in Farmington Vistas.
distance to your deeded beach and historic ,h--r, h ,-ht 2/BR/2BA desirable ground floor
downtownVenice &its beach. Bringyour 2 R I / irab roud f
boatorRV. lotsofparkingwithcircular ,,,, i condo Lanainewlenclosedwith
drive, car port and parking pad offGulf hurricane glass sliders. Turnkey
St. Large screened lanai detached ' ' "' furnished and 1 year home warranty
workshop Room for a ool or plenty of extended u.'estr ina's. Gran'te to buyer. Great deal on closing call
room to add/build up. owis the time to countertops, antation sh utters, reenbelt and ask! $127,900
buy in this prime Venice Island location, view, newer A/C andpool pump $314,000 Sue Smith 540.533.1807
$309,000 Sue Smith 540.533.1807 Sue Smith 540.533.1807 www.suesmithsellsvenice.com


itan il Ultra 5 ACRES OF OAKAND PALM 55+ COMMUNITY OF MANUFACTURED
2BD split plan + den & family room. Ultra
private cul-de-sac location near downtown & HAMMOCKS. 1900+ sq.ft. home built HOMES located on the Myakka River -
Venice Beach. Newwater piping in 2011 with in 1991, split plan, 3BR 2BA, Clubhouse, Pool, Tennis, Fitness Center,
Si.. ........ I '... i ..... screened Lanai and large Paver Patio. Boat Docks. This property has 2 BR & 2
pi ... ... .... .' .... I Updated kitchen and bathrooms, Roof BA with vaulted ceiling, open kitchen,
2',, i ,'x22' &A/C replaced in 2004. Tile & Berber screened lanai. Carport has raised roof to
,, .,, ,, Big carpet. Beautiful area with lots of accommodate oversize vehicle. Newer
inside utility room. Select & supply your own wildlife! $215,000 roof&3 tonA/C. Seller wants offer
floor covering. $329,900 Mary Stuart 941.735.1496 $65,900 Mary Stuart 941.735.1496
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unit condo in well sought after
Farmington Vistas. Updated kitchen,
freshly painted and partially
furnished, great golf course views
and priced to sell.
$129,000
Sue Smith 540.533.1807
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north or south. Averypopular DON BAB
floor plan, 3BBD/2BA/2CG, dream kitchen
w/granite counters, breakfast bar & nook, 4
sets of sliding glass doors to the privacy
walled 14'x39' pool/spa. Located next door

floors/ carpet, transom windows, radiant
barrier, large built-in entertainment.
$349,000 Terry Riley 941.492.7831
www.terrencerilev.com


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3300 SQ. FT COMMERCIAL bu
3 newer A/C units less than 3
alarms. Overhead garage dooi
Englewood Road. Good sign
$349,900 Call Buck


LESS THAN 3 MILESTO VENICE BEACH -T
ilding US41 South Venice bath 2 car garage home is locatedjust offof
ilding US 41 South Venice. maintained home with an open floor plan. L
years old. Fire and theft possible expansion. Just a perfect location c
rs in the rear accessed by shops, less than a mile to the grocery store a
age. Short Sale asking favorite eating spots. Also quick access to
941-685-3600 $139,900 Call Buck 941-685-


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


his 2 bedroom 2
Venice Ave. Well
large corner lot for
ose to downtown
nd several of your
the interstate.
3600


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.


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

Call Buck
941-685-3600


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








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


COME AND GETYOUR PIECE OF PARADISE. 5 minutes to the
beach and beautiful sunsets, restaurants and shopping across
the street. This home is in very good condition. Over 55
community, low monthly fees, very friendly park.
$39,900 Call Buck 941-685-3600


Monday, Apr 29, 2013 Page 20 Welcome Home


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


POLYNESIAN VILLAGE What an awesome Parkjust 1 mile to
Manasota Beach! Friendly and very active. This isa 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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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 overs &
$259,000 collectors: 5+ arage with lift!
$399 900w
www.269WhiteMarsh.info www.BayshoreRd.com

A t WOODMERE LAKES -VENICE
Totally remodeled with high
end finishes from top to
bottom 312/2 with beautiful
back yard for only $229,000
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


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

SWOODMERE LAKES, VENICE
Beautiful lakefront pool
home 312/2 for only
$285,000
www4136HemingwaDr.com


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more details & photos
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SEASONAL
101 Base Avenue East
(Island of Venice)
Duplex, 2BR/2BA
$1,100/1 month/min
CoCo Palms #206,
Darling 1Br/1BA one block from
beach!, $1800/mo,
Short Term Rentals Allowed
340 Three Lakes Ln
Mission Lakes Condo,
2BR/2BA, Lake, 3 Pools BEAUTIFUL!
$2,500/1 month/min
315 Holly Road, furnished. Darling
2/2/2 home in South Venice
$1,700
ANNUAL
VENTURA VILLAGE, 2-Story 4/BR
with POOL, $1900/mo,
Avail May 1st


238W. Tampa Ave. Furnished #302,
2/2 Condo downtown overlooking
Venice Avenue, $1,200/month
Island of Venice
Penthouse Condo @
The Waterfront $1800/mo,
Fabulous water views!
$1,800/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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Punta Gorda Isles Home!
Meticulously maintained, spacious 3 bedroom, 2
1/2 bath pool home located on a saltwater canal w
sailboat access to Charlotte Harbor! One owner
home which was custom built by Prestige Homes!
Living room/family room floorplan w/lots of
updates & upgrades! Includes a double dock &
10,000 lb/boat lift!
MLS# C7031662 Reduced to $361,000


Punta Gorda Home
Burnt Store Meadows Beauty! 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 con-
dition. Loaded w/upgrades & extras! 2409 sq. ft. under
A/C, which includes a large Florida room for year
round use. It also has a 13x37 screened area for the
future hot tub!
MLS#C7039947 Reduced to $275,000


Punta Gorda Isles Waterfront Lot!
Reduced-Great price on fantastic PGI oversized
sailboat lot! Priced to sell! Southern exposure for
pool! Short cul-de-sac street! Located in prestig-
ious Section 12 (Upscale neighborhood) 110' on
the street for 3 car garage! Quick sailboat access to
Charlotte Harbor!
MLS# C617550 $259,000











Port Charlotte Home
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath carriage home located in
the popular gated community of Heritage Oak Park!
Impeccably clean & ready to move right into! Very
private wooded backyard w/long greenbelt view!
Home has been freshly painted inside & out in 2011
& shows light & bright! Walking distance of club-
house/pool!
MLS# C7037023 Reduced to $169,000


Port Charlotte Villa!
Beautiful well maintained "A" villa located on one
of the nicest streets in Heritage Oak Park!
Oversized treed comer lot on a short cul-de-sac
street, so little traffic & very private!! Villa has 2
full bedrooms, 2 baths, den/dining/bonus room & a
large 2 car garage! Features are an open floorplan
w/volume ceilings, split bedrooms & tiled lanai!
MLS# C7037229 Reduced to $147,500


Port Charlotte Villa
This beautiful Heritage Oak Park villa
is located on a private 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 new!
Features include an open floorplan w/
volume ceilin-o & has numerous
upgrades! I.1i ... distance of the
community pool & clubhouse!
MIS# C7042741 $134,900


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 bedrooms & 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


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Lakefront Port Charlotte Villa!
Rare Find! One of only 14 waterfront villas located in
beautiful 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!
Loaded w/upgrades!
MLS#C7038401 $179,900


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


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LAKE FRONT IN BIRD BAY V
2 bd(conv.).2 bth ground floor unit.
Updaiinq in balhroorrs arid ceramic :
tile iloonring Irrourhouij Car P.ori
Unit has 2 lanai's & WID: $109.900





CAPRI ISLES AREA CONDO
Ex.lepiionral valuee & surrounded by
olf co:urse3 2 bed 2 Lb.th ground
11i). r unit vith C:ulT E f-in ii kitchen
Move to Venice for only: $ 79.900


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OUTSTANDING LAKE VIEW
2nd Floor. 2/2 with Den. 2005 Built.
Parking lor 2 cars C .lhledral Ceiling
Lois -DI Upgrades Comm Pools HI
"VERY NICE CONDO": $169.900


IN CITY OF VENICE WITH POOL
3 bed. 2 bail. with privacy fenced in
Caged Pool This is one oi ihe besl
deals ,ilh a POOL in the cily limils
Just minutes to BEACH: $174.900


^ -SALE
PENDING

LAKEFRONT PINEBROOK SOUTH SOUTH VENICE LOT
Large I 95E. s.l i 3'2.2Gar homewiIr 80 100'1 c Backyard ha, sought
OUTSTANDING laie uei' Cir.:nilr atter Southern E .posure Lot had
drive Ilari3 i. na eer Ilocnrin el: been learned already
BRIGHT AND AIRY: S 231,900 Re-Priced to SELL : S 12.500


LOOKING FOR A DEAL?
Concrete block home.1,094 sq.ft.
close to Warm Mineral Springs
Inexpensive Florida Living 1"
THIS PRICE IS RIGHT: $49,900


SALE?
-"iPENDING"

ROOM FOR EVERYONE AND POOL
3 Bed 2 Bir, and 1 Bed 1 Bir, in-law
Updated and Upgraded inroughour
Caged Pool arid loui of e Iras
Deed Restricted Comm.: S259.900


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

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Newer Home


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


2007 4/2 with 2288 sq. ft. 3/2/2 Home with a Detached
of Living Space. Bonus Room.
Port Charlotte $189,000 Englewood $89,900
2007 3/2/2 with Den Private Hideaway
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Fresh Paint. New Carpets
& Appliances
Port Charlotte $134,900


2/2/1 with Canal Views.
8 miles to Englewood Beaches
Port Charlotte $87,900


2/1.5 home with split bathroom plan.
Wood laminate flooring
$52,900


3 miles to
Gulf Beaches
1/1 home $84,900


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Close to Beaches & Golfing.
Port Charlotte $139,900
Condos







PG. 2/2 Waterfront $59,900
P.C. 2/2 $47,500
P.C. 2/2 $45,500


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SN 6 VENETIAN FALLS.Almost 1700SF,3yrnew, POPULAR NEIGHBORHOOD. 2/BR1/213A/
maintenance free villa on private preserve, with 2CG Maintenance Free, detached villa with
wood cabinets, granite, SS apple, & brick pavers over 1500 sf. Community pool is within
Active 55+ community with tons of activities & view. All homes have tile roof.









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GORGEOUS HOME, FABULOUS NEIGHBORHOOD, GREAT LOCATION,
FANTASTIC PRICE! 3/2/2 Maintenance-Free Stand-alone Home In Heritage Oak
Park, a premier gated community with clubhouse, heated pool, fitness center,
tennis courts (and so much more) set amongst towering oaks in the heart of Port
Charlotte, within walking distance of Publix, the Charlotte County Library & the
YMCA! No detail has been overlooked! Custom designed for maximum functionality
beauty and storage! $174.900 1064 Live Oak Cir.. Port Charlotte


plan, 4 Dearooms, Damns wnn waierrall, saitwarer pool overlooKing me
3rd Green of 4 1/2 star rated golf course in lushly landscaped, tranquil
gated community of Riverwood. Surrounded by some of the greatest
fishing and boating waters in SW Florida. Best buy in the neighborhood
at just $359,000 13752 Long Lake Ln. (Riverwood), P.C.


WOW! A totally updated, immaculate 2-bedroom,
2 bath POOL home for just $85K! New tile
throughout (no carpet)! New Kitchen! New
Bathrooms! Hurricane Shutters! Utility Shed!
Parking for RV/boat! Public water & sewer!
16468 Pan American Blvd., Port Charlotte

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WONDERFUL BUY! 3-bedroom + den/
office, 2-bath, 1800 SF '06-built Adams home.
Hurricane shutters! Inside laundry! Quiet
setting close to all amenities. $127,800.2484
Holland, NP


LOVINGLY MAINTAINED 2/2/1, close to
hospitals, interstate, shopping, dining. Light,
bright, open. NEW enclosed Florida room.
Great price $85,000. 23120 Rountree, Port
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on wide canal with access to the Myakka River,
then on to the Gulf. NEW porcelain floors thruout
(no carpet). NEW open concept "country" kitchen
with granite countertops. YOUR TROPICAL
PARADISE FOR REDUCED PRICE $184,900
1144 Beekman Cir., PC

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TWO BEAUTIFUL LOTS (BOTH
BUILDABLE), one corner, on city water in
established neighborhood with easy access
to 1-75 and centrally located near shopping,
schools, restaurants, world class golfing &
fishing. NOT In a flood zone. $10,000 for
both! 21093 Tucker Ave., PC


DECEIVINGLY SPACIOUS AND TRULY
MOVE-IN READY WITH CHARMING RETRO
FEEL! Totally updated 2/2/1 on fenced
oversized lot in center of town. $74,000
includes 8-person spa/hot tub!
3244 Port Charlotte Blvd., PC


MYAKKA RIVER TRAILS. 10 ACRES
IN PRIVATE, prestigious GATED
COMMUNITY OF MILLION DOLLAR
HOMES 10 mins. to Venice beaches &
restaurants, 5 mins. to 1-75. $175,000
380 N. River Rd.,Venice


OWN A PIECE OF VERMONT!
Two 10-acre parcels ($89,000 each),
just 1/2 hour's drive from Dartmouth
College in beautiful, quaint,
prestigious Norwich, Vermont. Owned
by my Mom. Call me for details!


WHATYOU SEE ISWHATYOU GET (right down to
the dishes & linens)! TOTALLY UPDATED, TOP TO
BOTTOM, INSIDE AND OUT, TURN-KEY
FURNISHED 3-bedroom, 2-bath with oversized
screened lanai and fully fenced back yard. Quiet,
private setting in the heart of Port Charlotte. SO
MUCH FOR SO LITTLE! $86,000
18422 Elgin Ave., Port Charlotte


EXTREMELY WELL KEPT 2-bedroom, 2-bath home in
desirable Harbor Isles. Home features include breakfast
bar, Bahama shutters, air-conditioned Florida room, tile
floors, and updated items such as roof, hot water heater,
bathroom sinks, stove and refrigerator. Oversized shed
included. Excellent location, minutes from beaches,
shopping, medical centers, downtown Venice! Don't miss
this one! $74,000 573 Portside Dr.


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11915 Tempest Harbor Loop, Venice $169,900
Don't miss out on this affordable 3/2/2 single family home in the gated community of
Stoneybrook.This former model home features an open kitchen, tile floors, extended garage, and
an oversized corner lot. This home is just steps from the amenities center which includes a resort
style pool, fitness center, tennis courts, movie theater, and much more. Great location is just
minutes to 1-75 and a quick drive to the beach!
Matthew Ritter, P.A. 941.961.4046
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1235 Paradise Way, Venice $224,900
Over $30,000 in recent upgrades. New hurricane impact glass windows and doors, new tile and
laminate flooring, granite counters and upgraded cabinets in kitchen and baths, Roof 2 years old,
PVC privacy fenced yard! Pinebrook South has a wonderful community pool, canoe and kayak
launch and is near parks.
Wayne Welsh 941.234.6070


2568 Lords Ave., Sarasota $219,900
What can you do with beautiful hardwood
floors, a spacious loft overlooking a large living
room, wood burning fire place, pool, fenced
yard all in a great location? Enjoy Life!
Julie Snyder 941.232.9478


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