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2 arrested after Venice teen shot in face


By DREW WINCHESTER
STAFF WRITER
A 12th Judicial Circuit judge
made it a little more difficult
for Jason M. Aitchison, one of
two men arrested in a road-
rage shooting near North Port
last week, to get out jail, after
adding $20,000 to his bond.
One of the victims is a
South Venice teen, who suf-
fered from multiple injuries
to his face after being hit


with birdshot.
The teen posted
pictures of his
injuries on
Facebook.
The Sun previ-
ously reported
that Aitchison,
30, of Fort Myers, AITCHISON
was charged
with aggravated battery with
a deadly weapon, shooting
into a vehicle and discharging
a firearm in public, and was


incarcerated on
$22,500 bond for
his alleged role
in the shooting.
Judge Frederick
Mercurio upped
Aitchison's bond
to $42,500 Friday
NELSON at the Sarasota
County Justice
Center.
According to the arrest
report, Aitchison is retired
military personnel, but it's


unknown in which branch he
previously served. The arrest
report lists Aitchison as being
born in Florida, but it also lists
him as having a Texas driver's
license, along with North
Dakota phone number.
The woman who answered
the listed number declined to
comment, and the Burleigh
County Sheriff's Office location
of North Dakota's capital city
of Bismarck did not have any
arrests on record for Aitchison.


Aitchison also has no arrests
in Lee County, Fla., according
to the Lee County Sheriff's
website.
Aitchison was held under the
Baker Act last week following
his role in the May 21 shoot-
ing, admitting to Sarasota
County Sheriff's detectives he
fired at RotondaWest resident
Brandon Matthew Nelson, 23,
and a 17-year-old male, who

FACE|12


Robot Rescue


Devices aimed to move weapons


The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office bomb
squad and the Venice High Engineering club got
together recently at the high school to show off
their respective robots.
The deputies brought in a $200,000 haz-
ardous devices robot to demonstrate to the
students how a life-saving weapons disposal
unit functions.
The students presented two smaller robots
that they built as a club, and they then pitted
one against another in a mini-arena, competing
in a mock weapons disposal drill. Each of the


Right: Sarasota County Sheriffs Deputy Robert
Nichols describes the function of the county's
$200,000 robot.


students' robots took between 12 and 100 hours
of work to design and build.
The Sheriff Office's bomb squad receives more
than 25 calls a year in which its robot is called
into action. Having a hazardous devices robot
is mandated by state and federal laws to have in
every law enforcement bomb squad unit.
Roughly 150 students are enrolled in the
engineering class taught by Larry Shannon at
Venice High School. An additional 40 students
participate in the extra-curricular engineering
club.


SUN PHOTOS By
JUSTIN FENNELL
Left: The power of the county's
robot is demonstrated as it
drags 12th grade student Chris
Ridley across the room.


SBelow: Engineering students
look on as their robots compete
in various tasks.

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SUN PHOTO BY GREG GILES


Gov. Rick Scott stands with the American Legion NO-VEL Post 159 Color
Guard on Memorial Day. Scott was in Venice for the annual Ronald Regan
Memorial Day fete sponsored by the South County Republican Party.

Gov. Scott visits Venice,


honors vets, touts jobs


By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

Gov. Rick Scott was in
Southwest Florida on Memorial
Day to pay tribute to veterans
- and give a boost to local
Republicans.
Scott visitedVenice's Patriots
Park and its year-old 9-11
Memorial on Monday.
Later that evening, before
the Republican Club of South
Sarasota County at the Ramada


Inn inVenice, Scott touched on
his Naval experience and his
adopted father'sWWII experi-
ences, noting only 17 percent of
the men in his company came
home from Europe.
In the audience sat aWho's
Who of local politicians, includ-
ing Sen. Nancy Detert, Rep.
Doug Holder, Sarasota County
School Board member Caroline
Zuckerman, Venice Mayor John

VISITS 112


City wants county

to pay for backup


By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR J
The city of Venice
appears to have aban-
doned any notion of
taking over Emergency
Medical Services -
ambulance service -
from the county.
Instead, it now
wants to charge the
county a fee every
time a fire engine is
called out on an ambu- The it
lance call as backup. for fire
Faced with a $350,000
hole in the city's Fire
Department budget last year,
the council's options included
charging end users, or taxing
residents to make up for the
shortfall. In short, the city
could have decided that a
person needing an ambulance
get a bill in the mail but chose,


FILE PHOTO


y of Venice wants to charge the county
e engine backup on ambulance calls.
instead, to recoup partial costs
by charging the county.
Alternatively, a consultant
suggested the city could be
leaving revenue on the table
by not recouping a portion
of the revenue brought in via

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Gondolier Sun
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CORRECTION A police beat report incorrectly reported a defendant, Joni L. Miranda, was
given a miranda warning after being arrested for allegedly defrauding her employer.
She was not. Miranda warning is intended to protect the suspect's Fifth Amendment
right to refuse to answer self-incriminating questions post-arrest, but is not required
in all instances. In this case, no questioning was needed to obtain probable cause for
the warrant. The defendant, who is presumed innocent unless proven otherwise, was
arrested on a warrant, but wasn't interviewed by Sheriff's Office deputies. Thus, no need
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By TOM CHANG
STAFF WRITER
Marc Marois, of Venice, will
take anything you don't need
and will make sure someone
else puts it to good use.
Marois is president of Giving
Hope Thrift Store, an Englewood
nonprofit that opened in March.
"We help people who are
in transit from the streets to a
house or something like that,"
he said. "I'll give them furniture
and different belongings. I sell
TVs for $5 (at the store) and if
someone (in transition) moves
into a place, I give it to them.
We don't make anything. It's just
something we do to help out
people."
Marois said he picked west
Englewood because of the
convenience of its location -
where it can help Englewood,
Venice and North Port residents.
"We'll take anything," he said.
"Some places don't take stuff
that's slightly used, but we take
it in. We do lower and higher end.
We'll have half-bottles of shampoo


come in, conditioners, fingernail
clippers, manual can openers, rain
gear, camping gear ... it all goes
here."
Whatever money is made goes
to help pay for usage of the facility.
Marois said he wants to have at
least two more stores and a shower
facility for the homeless.
Marois has two paid staff mem-
bers and five "major" volunteers.
The majority of items the store
receives in donations are clothes
and "knick knacks." In addition
to helping the homeless, the store
also received donations that went
to help seniors.
"We get some furniture in," he
said. "We have antiques in here
some people have donated."
Marois said while the current
location is a dedicated store, he is
looking for volunteers to help ap-
ply for grants and provide financial
advising for clientele.
"We're getting known in the com-
munitywith the Realtors here," he
said. "We're getting the word out"
Marois said the store is working
with Venice churches including
St. Marks Episcopal Church,


nope
Church of the Angels and Trinity
Presbyterian Church.
Giving Hope Thrift Store is
located at 1851 Englewood Road.
For more information, call
941-460-8110.
Email:tdiang@sun-herald.com


SUN PHOTO BY TOM CHANG
Marc Marois, president of Giving Hope
Thrift Store in Englewood, accepts all
donations including clothing, home
fixtures and accessories and media.
The store is located on 1851 Engle-
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Sarasota County above average in FCAT


By ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER
STAFF WRITER

The Florida
Department of
Education released
FCAT 2.0 test scores for
four grades Friday that
show Sarasota County
students exceeding
the state average and
Charlotte County
students largely per-
forming under it.
Third-grade math and
reading scores remained
largely the same
statewide, while writ-
ing scores for fourth-,
eighth- and 10th-grade
students rose.
Results show
fewer than two-thirds of
Florida third-graders are
performing at a satisfac-
tory level in math and
reading on the test.
There was a 1 percent
increase in reading
scores, and no improve-
ment in math.
FDOE scores for
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test writ-
ing show 58 percent of
students in grades four,
eight and 10 scored at
or above a passing 3.5,
an increase of four per-
centage points over the
previous school year.
However, in Charlotte
County, fewer than half
of all fourth-graders,
46 percent, are passing
the writing portion.
In Sarasota County,
67 percent of all fourth-
graders are passing


writing. The state aver-
age is 57 percent.
Fifty-two percent of
Charlotte's third-graders
passed math, compared
with Sarasota's 68 per-
cent and 58 percent
statewide. However
64 percent of Charlotte
third-graders passed
reading, topping the
state's average of
57 percent. Sarasota's
average was 71 percent.
Charlotte County Public
Schools superintendent
DougWhittaker said his
feelings about his district's
scores were mixed.
"I'm very pleased
with reading. I'm
disappointed with
math, and I'm feeling
mediocre about our
writing score," he said.
"We didn't see the gain
that I think some of the
other districts did. We
did better than last year,
but not as much better
as some of the others
did. ... I am particularly
pleased that we are
making some headway
on the reading."
During a conference
call with members
of the media Friday
morning, Commissioner
of Education Tony
Bennett was excited
about the overall state
results, specifically for
fourth-grade writing
students, which he said
showed "incredible"
improvement.
"We have rela-
tively static third-grade


reading and math
scores, but I think the
writing is a real step
forward," he said, with
25 districts improving
by 10 or more percent-
age points.
Bennett said he spoke
with superintendents
statewide about the re-
sults, and while there was
"a myriad" of reasons for
the improvements, some
credit for the increased
fourth-grade writing
scores potentially came
from extra time allowed
on the test 15 ad-
ditional minutes and a
change in the essay topic
asking students to write
about winning something
special.
"The superintendents
indicated they did think
this year's question
was more accessible
for students," he said.
"(But) ... I do believe
what we saw was better
writing."
As for the third-grade
scores that didn't move
much one way or
another, Bennett said
they needed work.
"We intend to drill
into the data with our
districts to come up with
improvement plans (for)
those areas," he said.
Sarasota County
school superintendent
Lori White was pleased
with how students in
her district performed.
The county dropped
in percentage points
only in eighth-grade
writing, and that was


minimal. Everywhere
else, it topped the state
average.
"And even eighth grade
is above the state aver-
age," White said, adding
the district's success was
due to continual focus on
teaching the standards
that are assessed, as well
as the perseverance of
teachers and students.
White also agreed with
Bennett that 15 added
minutes of test time at all
grade levels was a help.
Whittaker would like
to maintain district
reading gains and put
more professional
development, where
possible, into math.
He believes Charlotte's
flat scores in math and
writing stem from the
budget cuts the district
has experienced the
past several years.
"We have experienced
the second-highest bud-
get reductions in the
state out of the 67 coun-
ties," he said. "We've
severely had to curtail
our professional devel-
opment and the number
of paraprofessionals in
our classrooms. ... The
first two years of the
five-year recession, we
kept the cuts out of the
classroom, but in years
three, four and five,
there was nowhere else
to go."
Florida will replace
the current FCAT 2.0
and end-of-course
assessments with new
ones aligned with


FCAT 2.0 BYTHE NUMBERS
Third-grade FCAT reading mean developmental scores (range of
140-302) and passing percentages:

2012 2013
Charlotte 203,65% 204,64%
DeSoto 193, 37% 191,35%
Sarasota 207,69% 208,71%
Statewide 201,56% 201,57%

Third-grade FCAT math mean developmental scores (range of 140-298)
and passing percentages:

2012 2013
Charlotte 201,55% 200,52%
DeSoto 195,44% 189,32%
Sarasota 206, 67% 207, 68%
Statewide 202,58% 201,58%

Fourth-grade FCAT writing mean scores (range of 1.0-6.0) and passing
percentages:

2012 2013
Charlotte 3.2,42% 3.2,46%
DeSoto 3.0,32% 2.9,34%
Sarasota 3.5,63% 3.6,67%
Statewide 3.3,48% 3.4,57%

Eighth-grade FCAT writing mean scores and passing percentages:

2012 2013
Charlotte 3.4,59% 3.3,53%
DeSoto 3.0,38% 2.9,32%
Sarasota 3.6,67% 3.6,66%
Statewide 3.3,52%, 3.3,54%

Tenth-grade FCAT writing mean scores and passing percentages:

2012 2013
Charlotte 3.5,63% 3.4,57%
DeSoto 3.0,37% 3.2,48%
Sarasota 3.6,68% 3.6,69%
Statewide 3.4,60% 3.5,62%

-Source: Florida Department of Education

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I OBITUARIES

George G. Cornish

Dr. George G. Cornish,
90, of North Port, Fla.,
died Saturday, May 25,
2013.
.... Dr. Cornish
"r-.. was born on
March 6, 1923,
the only child
of Frank and Naomi
Cornish of Carrollton,
Ohio. After graduating
from Carrollton High
School in 1941, he
attended Mount Union
College, Alliance, Ohio,
and Baldwin Wallace
College, Berea, Ohio,
before entering the U.S.
Navy during World War II
and serving as a phar-
macist's mate third class
in the Naval Reserve.
He was honorably
discharged in March
1945 and returned to
Ohio, completing his
education at Ohio State
University, where he
received a B.A. degree in
1946 and M.D. degree in
1950.
He married Thelma
Marie Bartel of
Cleveland, Ohio, in
September 1946. She
was his wife of 23 years
and mother of his two
sons, George R. Cornish
and David R. Cornish.
Dr. Cornish served his
internship and residency
at St. Luke's Hospital,
Cleveland, Ohio, be-
fore entering the U.S.
Air Force in 1954 as a
captain. He served for
two years at MacDill
Air Force Base, Tampa,
Fla., where he became
chiefof obstetrics and
gynecology.
In August 1956 he
received an honorable
discharge from the
Air Force and again
returned to Ohio, where
he joined the staff of the
Yellow Springs Clinic,
Yellow Springs, Ohio.
For several years he had


privileges at Springfield
City Hospital and
Mercy Hospital, both
in Springfield, Ohio,
and Greene Memorial
Hospital, Xenia, Ohio.
After leaving the
Yellow Springs Clinic
in 1967 he joined
the staff of Medical
Associates Clinic, Xenia,
Ohio, and continued
to practice at Greene
Memorial Hospital,
which later named the
delivery room in his
honor. Additionally, he
was on the faculty of
the medical school of
Wright State University,
Fairborn, Ohio.
In November 1972,
he married Iris Shinkle.
They lived in Xenia,
surviving the 1974 Xenia
tornado, until his retire-
ment in September 1985,
after which they moved
to North Port, Fla.
Dr. Cornish and his
wife, Iris, were longtime
members of Old Town
Methodist Church,
Old Town, Ohio, and
Trinity United Methodist
Church, North Port, Fla.
Dr. Cornish was a
proud member of The
Ohio State University
Alumni Association
and Phi Kappa Tau
Fraternity.
Dr. Cornish was an
avid golfer. He was a
member of the MacDill
Air Force Base Golf Club,
Tampa, Fla, a found-
ing member of Greene


Country Club, Fairborn,
Ohio, and a member of
North Port Country Club
(Sabal Trace), North
Port, Fla., for more than
30 years.
Dr. Cornish is sur-
vived by Iris Cornish,
his devoted and loving
wife of more than
40 years; his sons,
George R. Cornish of
Venice, Fla., and David
R. Cornish and his wife,
Diane M. Cornish, of
Venice, Fla.; grand-
daughter, Lindsay J.
Cornish of Gainesville,
Fla.; stepdaughter, Iris
Bone, and her hus-
band, Dennis Bone of
Jamestown, Ohio; step-
grandson Shawn Bone
and his wife, Kim Bone,
of Jamestown, Ohio, and
children Tyler, Brandon
and Logan; stepson
Ronald Shinkle and his
wife, Connie Shinkle, of
San Diego, Calif.; and
step-granddaughter,
Leslie Shinkle of Santa
Barbara, Calif.
As a true gentle-
man, Dr. Cornish gave
generously of his time,
talent and treasure to
his churches, numerous
individuals and chari-
table organizations.
Contributions: The
family requests that in
lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made
to the Salvation Army or
the American Red Cross
for victims of the recent
Oklahoma tornadoes.


Dan V. Rainer

DanV. Rainer, 70, of
Venice, Fla., died Friday
May 24, 2013.
He was born Nov. 26,
1942, in Romania.
Husband, father and son
- best in all, he tried to
achieve for all of us.
A brilliant mind, a
nuclear engineer who
used to work for NASA on
projects for satellites and
space shuttles.
A devoted son, he
always had respect and
gratitude for his mother.
They went through
difficult times together
when they immigrated to
the United States and he
never forgot her help and
sacrifices
for him.
A remarkable father, he
dedicated a lot of his time
to his sons, whether it was
math, advice with course
choices, driving them to
school or after-school
activities, help with projects
or finding them the best
reading list. He wanted for
his sons great academic
achievements and was very
proud of their excellent
results. Sometimes de-
manding, often impetuous,
he had their best interest
in his heart and followed it
through in detail.
As ill as he was lately,
he found the strength
to go on college trips to
help with the decision
for what is best for his
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An amazing husband, he
was loving, generous, sup-
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the red roses he loved to
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his persistence and his
determination to have only
the best for his family.
He was very decisive,
hopeful and a fighter;
nothing was impossible
for him. Even when his
illness took a toll on him,
he was still planning to try
anything that science had
to offer, just to be here for
us, such a selfless soul.
He used to be the one
we all leaned on. He was
our rock, and we will miss
him tremendously. It is
unbearable to imagine life
without him, but we know


he loves us and he will
always watch over us.
He is survived by his
wife, Dr. Laura S. Rainer,
M.D.; sons, Robert and
Eduard; and mother,
Juliana.
Services: Visitation will
be Wednesday
May 29, 2013, from 6 to
8 p.m. at Kays-Ponger &
Uselton Funeral Home
and Cremation Services,
Venice Chapel. Funeral
services will be held
Thursday, May 30, 2013,
at 1:30 p.m. at Kays-
Ponger & Uselton Funeral
Home & Cremation
Services, Venice Chapel.
Entombment will follow at
Gulf Pines Memorial Park,
Englewood, Fla.
Contributions: In lieu
of flowers, memorial
donations may be made
to www.myeloma.org.

DEATHS15


LEGAL NOTICES

NOTICE OF ACTION NOTICE TO NOTICE TO NOTICE TO NOTICE TO NOTICE OF SALE
16 CREDITORS CREDITORS CREDITORS CREDITORS 30
20 20 20 20


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case Number: 2013-CA03600NC
PRIVATE EQUITY, LT.,
A NEVEDA CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
V.
CYNTHIA WHITE; UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,
OR ANY OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OF AGAINST
MICHAEL E. WHITE, SR., DECEASED;
AND FLORENCE M. WHITE,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR ANY
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OF AGAINST
MICHAEL E. WHITE, SR., DECEASED
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title to the following described real
property in Sarasota County, Florida:
Lot 45, Block H, DeSoto Acres,,
according to the map or plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages
41 and 42, of the Public Records of
Sarasota
County, Florida; less any portion
thereof lying within the Right-of-Way
of Traylor Avenue.
Property Address: 4911 Traylor
Ave., Sarasota, Florida 34234
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 June 6 2013
and to file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on plan-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded 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 as follows:
PRIVATE EQUITY, LT.,
A NEVEDA CORPORATION,Plaintiff,
v.CYNTHIA WHITE; UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES, OR ANY OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OF
AGAINST MICHAEL E. WHITE, SR.,
DECEASED; AND FLORENCE M.
WHITE, Defendants.
DATED on April 30. 2013.
Clerk of the Court
By: A. Coelho
As Deputy Clerk
Publish: May, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013

NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
20

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MANUEL DUCH-VIDRI
Deceased,
File No: 2013 CP 1827 NC
Division PR


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
MANUEL DUCH-VIDRI, deceased,
whose date of death was February 19,
2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Sarasota County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is P.O. BOX
3079 SARASOTA, FL 34230. The
names and addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal Repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served, must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is May 22, 2013.
Personal Representative:
VICTOR M. RAMIREZ
4872 JACARANDA HEIGHTS
VENICE, FL 34293
Attorney for Personal
Representives:
W. GRADY HUIE, ESQUIRE
FL Bar No. 0192724
143 East Miami Avenue
Venice, FL 34285
Telephone: (941) 488-8551
Fax: (941) 488-5268
E-Mall: ghuie@aol.com
Publish: May 22, 29, 2013
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2013-CP-001219-SC
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HELEN KALMICH,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
HELEN KALMICH, deceased, File Num-
ber 2013-CP-001219-SC, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Sarasota County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Sarasota County Courthouse,
Probate Division, P.O. Box 3079, Saraso-
ta, FL 34230-3079. The names and
addresses of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.


All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or unliq-
uldated claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is May 22, 2013
Personal Representative:
CHAYA V. PERERA
2981 Dogwood Rd
Venice, FL 34293
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
JERREL E. TOWERY
JERREL E. TOWERY, P. A.
Fla. Bar #267351
304 W. Venice Ave, Suite 220
Venice, FL 34285
Phone: (941) 485-3391
PUBLISH: May 22, 29, 2013
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2013-CP-001947-SC


IN RE: ESTATE OF
HELEN G. MOTYCKA
Deceased,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that a Petition
for Summary Administration is pending
In the estate of HELEN G. MOTYCKA,
deceased, File No. 2013-CP-
001947-SC, in the Circuit Court for
Sarasota County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address is which is 4000 S.
Tamiami TR., Venice, Fl 34293: that the
decedent's date of death was Decem-
ber 27, 2012; that the total value of the
estate is $16,015 (exempt homestead)
and that the names and addresses of
those to whom the estate is be to
assigned are:
Name Address
KAREN F/TRECO
Trustee of the William L. Motycka and
the Helen G. Motycka Trust Agreement
dated May 21, 1991, as amended
1404 Gleneagles Dr.
Venice, FL 34292
All creditors of the estate and persons
having claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND


PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER THE ADOPTION OF
CITY OF VENICE ORDINANCE NO. 2013-12
NOTICE is hereby given that the City Council of the City of
Venice, Florida will hold a public hearing beginning at 9:00 a.m.
or shortly thereafter, on June 11, 2013, in Council Chambers,
City Hall, 401 West Venice Avenue, Venice, Florida, to consider
and act upon the adoption of the following proposed City Ordi-
nance:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE
CITY OF VENICE, FLORIDA CHAPTER 26, EMERGENCY MANAGE-
MENT, ARTICLE II, CIVIL EMERGENCIES, SECTION 26-35, OTHER
ORDERS AUTHORIZED; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Purpose of Ordinance: the Florida legislature has enacted F.S.
730.33, which prevents local governments from enacting or
enforcing certain laws related to firearms and provides for penal-
ties to local governments/officials for violating its provisions.
The city's code Sec. 26-35(7) and (8) could be construed to vio-
late state law, so it shall be removed.
This notice is published pursuant to the requirements of Section
166.041, Florida Statutes; accordingly, the publication of same
must be accomplished at least ten (10) days prior to the meet-
ing at which the above Ordinance is to be considered and acted
upon. A complete draft of the proposed Ordinance is on file in
the Office of the City Clerk for inspection by the public between
the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
This public hearing may be continued from time to time.
No stenographic record by a certified court reporter is made of
this meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal
any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsi-
ble for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence
at this meeting upon which any appeal is to be based.
All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Written
comment filed with the City Clerk of the City of Venice, will be
heard and considered.
If you are disabled and need assistance, please contact the City
Clerk's office at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.
/s/
Lori Stelzer, MMC, City Clerk
Publish: May 29, 2013


DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTAND-
ING ANY OTHER APPICABLE TIME
PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED
The date of first publication of this
notice is May 22, 2012
Persons Giving Notice
KAREN F. TRECO
1404 Glenagles Dr.
Venice, FL 34292
Attorney for Persons Giving Notice:
David R. Cornish
Attorney al Law
Florida Bar No. 0225924
355 W. Venice Ave.
Venice, FL 34285
Telephone: (941) 483-4246
Fax: (941) 485-8163
E- Mail:davidr.cornish@verizon.net
PUBLISH: May 22, 29, 2013

NOTICE OF SALE
30


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
OF PERSONAL PROPERTY
Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed will sell, to satisfy lien of the
owner, at public sale by competitive bid-
ding on June 12, 2013 at 4:30pm at the


Extra Space Storage facility located at:
225 N Tamlaml Trail Nokomis, FL 34275,
941-486-1779.
The personal goods stored therein by the
following may included, but are not limit-
ed to general household, furniture,
boxes, clothes and appliances.
Michael McCarthy #31 HHG
Wilford W Alexander
#452 HHG
Randy McAbee #318 HHG
Purchases must be made with cash and
paid at the time of sale. All goods are
sold as is and must by removed at the
time of purchase. Extra Space Storage
reserves the right to bid. Sale is subject
to adjournment.
Publish: May 29, June 5, 2013

OTHER NOTICES





TO PLACE YOUR LEGAL
NOTICE, CALL STACY
(941)-207-1011
SMCINTOSH@SUN-
HERALD.COM
(at the Venice Office)
fax (941)-485-3036


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR CONSIDERATION OF CITY OF VENICE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT 124CP
ORDINANCE NO. 2013-14
NOTICE is hereby given that the City Council of the City of
Venice, Florida will hold a public hearing beginning at 9:00 a.m.
or shortly thereafter on June 11, 2013, in Council Chambers,
City Hall, 401 West Venice Avenue, Venice, Florida. The purpose
of this hearing is to obtain public input upon the following pro-
posed Ordinance:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF VENICE, FLORIDA, AMENDING
THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE CITY OF VENICE COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN BY DESIGNATING THE AJAX PLANT SITE PROP-
ERTY AS GENE GREEN SECTOR; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF
ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Purpose of Ordinance: To amend the Future Land Use Map for
property as follows: The 69.4-- acre property located at 510
Gene Green Road, Venice, Florida shall be designated as "Gene
Green Sector."
A second public hearing upon this matter will be held at 9:00
a.m. or shortly thereafter on July 23, 2013, in Council Cham-
bers, City Hall, 401 West Venice Avenue, Venice, Florida.
The City of Venice Code of Ordinances may be viewed online at
www.municode.com, select "Code Library," select "Florida,"
select "Venice."
This notice is published pursuant to the requirements of Section
166.041(3)(c) Florida Statutes. Plans and/or details are available
for public inspection at the Planning and Zoning Department, City
Hall, 401 West Venice Avenue, Venice, Florida. All interested par-
ties may appear at the meeting and be heard regarding the Com-
prehensive Plan Amendment. Written communications filed with
the City Clerk at the above address will be heard and consid-
ered. The Public Hearing may be continued from time-to-time as
announced at the aforementioned hearing, as may be necessary.
A complete draft of the proposed Ordinance is on file in the
Office of the City Clerk for inspection by the public between the
hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
No stenographic record by a certified court reporter is made of
this meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal
any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsi-
ble for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence
at the meeting upon which any appeal is to be based.
If you are disabled and need assistance, please contact the City
Clerk's office at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.
/s/Lori Stelzer, MMC, City Clerk
Publish: May 29, 2013


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WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013





WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013


DEATHS
FROM PAGE 4
James J. Stouppe
James J. Stouppe passed
away quietly Sunday af-
ternoon, May 26, 2013, at
Venice Regional
H. Medical Center
*'- .ria after a short
illness.
He was
born July 9, 1924, grew
up in Johnstown, Pa.,
and got his first job in
1942-1943 as an indus-
trial chemist in the steel
mills at Bethlehem Steel
Company. In April 1943 he
enlisted in the U.S. Navy
where he received training
as a radio and radar sys-
tems technician, serving
at KeyWest, Fla., followed
by a more-than-two-year
Pacific War deployment
aboard the Navy destroyer
USS Bryant, earning
decorations including the
Victory Medal, American
Campaign Asiatic-Pacific
(four stars) and Philippine
Liberation (two stars).
After the war, Mr.
Stouppe returned to
Johnstown and enrolled
at Lafayette College of
Engineering, where he
worked his way through
college; married Vivienne
Crissey Gramling; started
a family; and graduated as
an electrical engineer in
1950.
Upon graduation, Mr.
Stouppe joined General
Electric Co. as a test engi-
neer, first in Schenectady,
N.Y., and later in Lynn,
Mass. Over the next 18
years he helped pioneer
the technological devel-
opment and worldwide
deployment of General
Electric's family of gas
turbine generators and
electrical instrumentation
products.
In 1966, Mr. Stouppe
accepted the position
of vice president and
general manager of the
Agricultural Equipment
Division at Allis
Chalmers Corporation
in Milwaukee, Wis. Over
the ensuing 18 years, he
streamlined the division's
business operations while
overseeing the develop-
ment and international
deployment of hydrotur-
bine electrical generation
technologies.
Mr. Stouppe retired in
1984 to Bonita Springs,
Fla., and, nine years later,
moved to Venice Golf &
Country Club. He was a
member of Christ United
Methodist Church of
Venice, and a Mason.
He is survived by
his wife of 65 years,
Vivienne; a son, James
Jay Stouppe, of Kansas
City, Mo.; a daughter,
Vivienne Rae Workman,
of Austin, Texas; four
grandchildren; and five
great-grandchildren.
Services: A graveside
service will be held
Thursday May 30, 2013,
at 11 a.m. at Sarasota
National Cemetery. Farley
Funeral Home is handling
arrangements.


Governor signs anti-texting bill into law


By BOB MUDGE
SENIOR WRITER

The anti-texting-and-
driving bill State Sen.
Nancy Detert spent five
years working on is finally
Florida law.
Gov. Rick Scott signed
Senate Bill 52 on Tuesday
at Alonzo and Tracy
Mourning Senior High
School in Miami. The new
law, banning the use of
wireless communications
devices while driving, goes
into effect Oct. 1.
"As a father and a grand-
father, texting while driving
is something that concerns
me when my loved ones
are on the road," he said in
a statement. "The 100 days
between Memorial Day
and Labor Day are known
as the deadliest days on
the road for teenagers. We
must do everything we can


at the state level to keep
our teenagers and every-
one on our roads safe. I
cannot think of a better
time to officially sign this
bill into law."
The new law bans text
messaging, mailing and
instant messaging by a
driver but only while a
vehicle is in motion. There
are a few exceptions to the
driving ban, and violating
the law is just a secondary
offense -you get a ticket
only if you were pulled
over for a separate viola-
tion. Your cellphone can't
be checked to see if you
were texting unless there's
a crash involving an injury
or death.
Detert, R-Venice, said
earlier that she had to
accept amendments
watering down her original
bill in order to get support
from opponents.


"I am thrilled that Gov.
Scott has supported the
Legislature and signed
this bill," she said in a
statement. "Texting while
driving is an issue we
see on our roads every
day, and the distractions
it causes have nega-
tively affected too many
Floridians. Thanks to the
support of the governor
and the Legislature, this
new law can now lead
the way to making our
roads safer for Florida
drivers and will help
teens to form safe driving
habits."
State Rep. Doug Holder,
who championed the ban
in the Florida House, was
present in Miami to see the
bill signed.
"I am proud to join
the governor today in
signing SB 52," he said,
in a statement. "Not only


PHOTO COURTESY OF GOV. RICK SCOTT'S OFFICE
State Rep. Doug Holder, R-Venice, speaks at Alonzo and Tracy
Mourning Senior High School, in Miami, on Tuesday as part
of the ceremony for Gov. Rick Scott's signing of Senate Bill 52
banning texting and driving.


will this new law encour-
age responsible driving,
it will teach our youngest
drivers to put away their
phones and concentrate
on the road. This will
protect Florida families
across the state, which is
something we should all


be thankful for."
Florida joins 40 other
states and the District
of Columbia in banning
texting while driving,
according to the Insurance
Institute for Highway
Safety.
Email: bmudge@venicegondolier.com


Forgery suspect nabbed


A homeless man
wanted for stealing a
merchant's checkbook
and forging a number of
checks in 2011 was busted
on Memorial Day for
allegedly trying to pass a
dozen fake $20 bills.
According to a Sarasota
County
Sheriff's
Office
Sr report:
An alert
Wal-Mart
cashier
suspected
Daniel
COLARUSSO Michael
Vincent Colarusso, 27, was
trying to pass counterfeit
money and called a store
loss prevention officer to
the register. The bills did
not have a security strip
and the $20 symbol on
the bills were not raised.
In addition, half the bills
had one identical serial
number, while the other
half had a different serial
number.
The loss prevention of-
ficer advised Colarusso he
was calling the police and
needed to wait for their
arrival. The suspect stated
he couldn't wait around
and left.
Colarusso was followed
by the loss prevention
officer, and tracked down
by deputies to Route 776
at Jacaranda where he was
arrested.
Colarusso was found
to have an outstand-
ing warrant for forgery
back in 2011. In that


I POLICE BEAT
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Patrol, jail and fire records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction and guilt or innocence
is determined by the court system.


case, Colarusso alleg-
edly forced entry into First
Class Consignments on
Tamiami Trail and stole a
business computer and
the company checkbook.
He cashed several checks
totaling more than $1,300
at nearby locations in
Sarasota County.
Colarusso was charged
with five counts of fraud,
possession of counterfeit
money and two counts of
probation violation related
to rental fraud. He was
being held without bail.

Diner strangled
A diner guest was
strangled for speaking
badly of a man's mother.
According to a Sarasota
County Sheriff's Office
report:
The
victim and
her husband
were at
Benjamin
Grooms
residence
having
dinner with
GROOMS he and his
mother
when Grooms overheard
the victim say something
to his mother that he did
not like, according to the
report.


At that point, Grooms
stood up and put his
right hand around the
victim's neck. When he
let go of her after a tussle,
the victim and Grooms'
mother fell backward to
the ground.
The next day, the victim
called the Sheriff's Office
to pursue charges and
complained of a pain in
her neck and bruising
around her neck and left
arm where Grooms alleg-
edly grabbed her.
Grooms, 3400 block
East Venice Ave., Venice,
was charged with battery.
There was no bond.

The Venice Police
Department reported the


following arrests:
Holly K. Erez, 48, 100
block Magnolia Ave.,
Nokomis. Charge: DUI
with property damage,
DUI with person under
18. Bond: $1,000.
David Lee Donham,
41, 9000 block Tamiami
Trail, Venice. Charge: vio-
lation of open container.
Bond: $120.
*Violetta Kucinski, 50,
1200 block Ridgewood
Ave., Venice. Charge:
domestic battery. Bond:
none.

The Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office reported
the following arrests:
Jonathan Russell
Whitford, 32, 100 block
Emerald Ave., Nokomis.
Charge: domestic bat-
tery, throwing a missile
(wrench) into a dwelling.
Bond: $10,000.
Robin Alice Damore,
37, 100 block Jessica St.,


Nokomis. Charge: bur-
glary, attempted vehicle
theft. Bond: $9,000.
Ronnie Leon Reid,
27, 100 blockVerona
St., Nokomis. Charge:
contempt (original charge:
battery, driving while
license suspended or
revoked). Bond: $10,000.
Tyler Alan Trefffinger,
19, 500 block Orange
Blossom Lane, Nokomis.
Charge: DUI. Bond: $500.
Peter Kelly Kirby, 52,
5100 block Lemon Bay
Drive, Venice. Charge:
probation violation (origi-
nal charge: trafficking in
cocaine). Bond: none.
Maryo Alcides
Gonzales, 22, 1600 block
Banyan Drive, Venice.
Charge: Charlotte County
warrant (DUI). Bond:
none.
David Lee Donham,
41,900 block Tamiami
Trail. Charge: petit larceny.
Bond: $120.


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Young entrepreneur, mom now running 3 eateries


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINESS EDITOR

Rising at 4 a.m. daily, a
29 year old single mom
prepares her two young
children for school, then
sets off to visit all three
of her restaurants before
8:30 a.m.
That's right three.
Victoria Porter's latest
acquisition in Venice has
given her the inspiration
to keep up this pace with
intentions eventually to
set up franchised restau-
rants along the eastern
seaboard.
Born in NewYork's
Manhattan, she was
working at age 14 in a little
Italian restaurant and a
fish market in Richfield,
CT. Juggling those jobs,
she did an internship
learning bar management
inWestchester County,
attended college, then
returned to work at both
Applebee's and the Italian
restaurant.
Moving to Port Charlotte
eight years ago, she
married and the couple
owned a tattoo shop for
four years. She specialized
in para-medical tattooing,


permanent cosmetics, scar
covering and mastectomy
work while simultaneously
working at Applebee's
restaurant.
"I was raised around
food, and my mother
wrote two cookbooks,"
said Porter, whose local
restaurant career started
in 2008 with a hot dog
company in Sarasota.
Hired by a catering com-
pany full time until they
ceased, she then launched
her own catering business,
operating for two years.
Three years ago, she
decided to open a small
sandwich counter in a
gas station in Sarasota,
and business has been
phenomenal. She
acquired Lastella's Deli &
Sub Shop on Clark Road
in Sarasota and three
weeks later found out
Bridgetown Deli at 335
West Venice Avenue was
for sale.
"I ran down there,
made them an offer and
acquired it," she said.
Before she had even
closed on the sale, she
was getting phone
calls that the police
were all over the place.


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Wondering if buying the
place was a good idea,
she called the owners,
learning two boys had
been apprehended for
spray painting graffiti on
the roof wall.
"It is really hard at the
moment, but I do have
help with my children hav-
ing found a really amazing
nanny," she said.
Juggling her time, she
does not return home
until between 4 p.m. and
6 p.m. Then the ordering
has to be done for Boars
Head requirements,
and she approves every
other order before it is
processed.
After visiting the
Sarasota locations, she
arrives inVenice, realizing
Lastella's and Bridgetown
Deli are really a handful
because they are both busy
places. Chief deli opera-
tor EricVarcadipane and
Edwina Liakakos manage
the Venice location with
Matthew Purvis and Gene
Alcorn.
Based out of Lastellas
is Scott Langden, her
general manager with
whom she collaborates
on everything. This June,


that location will close
for a week for a major
renovation. Contractors
will strip out the whole
place, set it up and then
continue to Bridgetown
in Venice, which closes
for a week for renova-
tions, too.
It is becoming more
modern with the popular
industrial style of a black
and white floor. A calm
and appealing environ-
ment without too much
color, forVenice she
prefers a brushed stainless
steel and black clean lined,
very simple, but attractive
interior.
Currently, she has 15
employees but it is about
to increase to 20 when
following reconstruction,
Bridgetown Deli opens
from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.,
depending upon the
street traffic. Lascellas will
become a Bridgetown
Deli when it reopens after
construction.
"All my boys in the
kitchen are in their
twenties and have a lot of
experience in sub shops or
restaurants. Liakakos is the
previous owner's mom and
she makes this place run,"


Porter said.
They enjoy interaction
with customers, with
everyone singing, laughing
and dancing.
She admits has re-
ally taught herself how to
manage the businesses but
still makes mistakes with
provisions suppliers in the
learning curve. Her father
is a businessman whom
she goes to for advice and
assistance.


Porter has big plans and
a goal that could take 15 or
20 years to have restau-
rants in all Eastern states.
For that, people will be
hired who have a franchis-
ing background, possibly
running an Applebee's or
Chili's.
She said she will prob-
ably stick with the existing
three restaurants for
another two to three years
before she does anything.


No truth to rumors of Indian artifacts at Publix site


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

There is no truth in a
rumor circulating that
Indian remains were
found on the site of
the construction of the
new Publix Superstore
at Nokomis Village
Shoppes at Laurel Road
and Tamiami Trail.
Josh Beyer, vice
president of Sembler
Company, the develop-
ers, confirmed nothing
has caused any interrup-
tion and that contractors
are progressing with
the construction of the
new Publix, which is
anticipated to open in
December on schedule.

BBQ at Brittons
This Thursday, May 30,
starting at 3 p.m., Britton's
Carpet One Floor &
Home at 1190 EastVenice
Ave. is having a Summer
Kick-Off Appreciation
BBQ with great food,
drinks, beer and mer-
chant giveaways at their
store. Sponsors Strayer
Surveying and Kimal
Lumber will be cooking;


gift certificates will be
given away, with Britton's
providing $500 and Kimal
Lumber & Hardware $250.
Call 941-485-3336.

New Mexican
Restaurant
Mexican food is in
demand and this week
details are announced in
a supporting report on
the new Plaza Mexico
Restaurant Bar & Grill
opening late summer on
the U.S. 41 Bypass.

Transforming
Mind, Body and
Spirit
A Feng Shui Master
who has studied with
every other world
master Jami Lin with
co-owner Deb Silvernail
has opened Sharing
Transformations at 230
West Tampa Ave. in the
Venice Center Mall. They
provide services and gifts
that transform mind,
body and spirit.
She sells organic
non-invasive skin care
and offers free pamper-
ing eye-lifts; essential oil


treatments that relax and
heal and crystal cou-
ture energy shirts with
inspiring expressions. Lin
provides intuitive consul-
tations providing insight
into solving current life
issues, and he uses state
of the art technology that
balances mind, body
and spirit. Relax for five
minutes and experience
softened wrinkles.
A native born
Miamian, Lin has
an interior design
background, and she
obtained a bachelors at
the University of Florida
School of Architecture.
The award winning
author of seven books,
she has taught in India,
Argentina, Mexico,
throughout Europe
and the U.S. She has a
national monthly Sirius
radio show on healthy
life.
"Every year, function
changes a little when you
move a few items around
your house. It enhances
mind, body and spirit,"
she said.
Business is open
Tuesday to Sundays; call
941-276-8689.


Young
Entrepreneurs,
Part 5
In the final of this
series, read about
29-year-old single mom
Victoria Porter who
rises at 4 a.m. daily,
prepares her two young
children for school and
visits all three of her res-
taurants before 8:30 a.m.
Her latest acquisition,
Bridgetown Deli, has
given her the inspiration
to set up franchised
restaurants along the
Eastern seaboard.

Father's Day
Compass
For Father's Day week-
end on Sunday, June 16,
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., you
are invited to get to know
how to use a compass at
Father's Day Compass
in the Oscar Scherer
State Park in Osprey.
Just getting started or
having experience, you
can learn a lot from the
experts. Registration is
open now by stopping
at the park or by calling
941-483-5956.


Advertising
Awards
At the 30th Annual
Healthcare Advertising
Awards, Knight Marketing
ofWestVenice Avenue won
gold for a magazine series
for Southeast Georgia
Health System, and a silver
for branding it developed
for FlowSafe II, a product
produced by Mercury
Medical in Clearwater.
It is one of the 10 larg-
est advertising award
programs in the country,
with approximately 4,000
entries annually.
The agency also re-
ceived a gold Aster award
for the national market-
ing campaign developed
for VITAS Innovative
Hospice Care with a
campaign focused on
getting families to discuss
hospice care together.

Mid-Summer
Christmas
Merchants and
Downtown Venice
Mainstreet are producing
another special summer
event for shoppers with
Christmas in July, Friday


and Saturday, July 19 and
20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
with some shops open
longer hours.
More than 50 stores
on all the avenues will be
decorated. Merchants have
donated toward the free
raffle baskets competition,
and there will be in-store
specials and savings.
For the first time, Mrs.
Claus will roam the av-
enues while Santa snoozes
on the beach. Special gift
wrapping will be done
by the Downtowners. For
information, callVenice
Mainstreet at 941-484-6722.

Scholarship
Recipients
Venice High School
senior Francis Holcomb,
Pine View High School
senior Bradley Arnold,
Sarasota High senior
Ariel Probus and Booker
High School senior
Mekala Jones pursu-
ing degree careers in
health care received
college scholarships of
$10,000 over four years
from Sarasota Memorial
Hospital's Auxiliary
volunteer organization.


Kids serve as waiters for a good cause


The third- and fourth-grade students from LE
15, from Island Village Montessori School, recently
spent their Saturday afternoon working for a cause.
These determined children were dressed like servers
and actually took care of more than 100 guests at the
Carrabba's Italian Grill Restaurant in Sarasota.
Their job descriptions included: seating guests,
taking drink and food orders, delivering drink and
food orders, refilling drinks, clearing away dishes,


and making sure their customers were enjoying their
lunch.
Once the event was over, the educators (Stephanie
Welch & Candice Grant) learned that the children
made $400 in profits. When the teachers and stu-
dents discussed where they would like to donate the
money, the class took a vote.
The choices were some of the charitable organiza-
tions in the area (American Cancer Society, Make


a Wish Foundation, Autism Society and the Venice
Wildlife Center). Although it was a close vote, the
Venice Wildlife Center took the lead.
The educators and students were so excited
when Kevin Barton and Debra Skanse (from
Venice Wildlife Center) came to Island Village to
accept the money and to educate the children on
the services they provide for the injured and sick
animals in the area.


PHOTOS SUBMITTED
Some of the third- and fourth-grade students from LE 15, from Island Village Montessori School,
take a break for lunch after serving as waiters at Carrabba's Italian Grill Restaurant in Sarasota.


The third- and fourth-grade students from LE 15, from Island Village Montessori School, pose
with a check for $400 they earned while serving as waiters at Carrabba's Italian Grill Restaurant
in Sarasota.


SUN PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON


Victoria Porter (second from left) is the owner of three eateries.
She stands with some of her key people, including (I-r) chief
deli operator Eric Varcadipane, Matthew Purvis, front of house
manager Edwina Liakakos and Gene Alcorn.





WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013


Plaza Mexico Grill & Bar preparing to open


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINESS EDITOR
Until recently, the
favorite menu in Venice
seemed to be Italian but
now there is a growing
trend toward Mexican
cuisine.
This is evident with
the latest announce-
ment and acquisition
by Hector Alvarez, who
will open his third
restaurant, Plaza Mexico
Restaurant Grill & Bar,
at 405 U.S. 41 Bypass
North near the Ramada
Venice Hotel.
Using the location
formerly occupied by
the Blarney Stone and


Dimitri's Buffet Grill, he
is adding patio seating
for 40 diners and pro-
viding inside restaurant
service to 160 guests.
Plaza Mexico will
open at 11 a.m. for
lunch and dinner
every day and have
televisions inside but no
entertainment.
The menu features ap-
petizers, soups, salads,
vegetarian dishes, com-
binations, Bistec steaks,
chicken dishes, fajitas,
enchiladas, burritos,
seafood, deserts, sodas,
beers, wines, margaritas
and mixed drinks.
Renovations are pro-
jected to begin in June,


and Alvarez intends
hiring 18 to 20 people in
August in preparation
for opening the follow-
ing month.
FromWoonsocket,
Alvarez opened his first
restaurant in North
Carolina in 2005, sold
it, then opened Plaza
Mexico in Woonsocket,
R.I. Moving to Florida
in January, he opened
a second Plaza Mexico
in Port Charlotte and
the third will be his new
Venice location.
The Venice location
transaction of Alvarez
was managed by Adam
Seidel of American
Property Services.


SUN PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON
Contractors began tidying the landscaping of the former Blarney Stone restaurant, which is
set to open later this year as the Plaza Mexico Grill & Bar at 405 U.S. 41 Bypass North near the
Ramada Venice Hotel.


Daughter wins teacher award


22


years after mother


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINESS EDITOR

It was a double
celebration this year
for the Rotary Teacher
of the Year as Dr. Shari
Valencic of Venice
Elementary School was
accompanied by her
mother, Fran Valencic,
who had received
the very first Rotary
Teacher of the Year
Award in 1991.
Attending the pre-
sentation were Jane
Goodwin, the Sarasota
County School Board
chair, and Teresa Baus,
the principal of Venice
Elementary School.
Rotarian Dr. Jim Woods,
committee chairman,
said applications had
been received from
Garden Elementary,
Laurel-Nokomis, Taylor
Ranch Elementary,
Venice Elementary,
Venice Middle and
Venice High School,
each nominating a
candidate.


Introducing the
winner, Baus recalled
she had attended this
award ceremony in four
of the last seven years.
"Valencic is an
absolutely amazing
teacher and writer who
has signed contracts
to write two books,"
Baus said. "A one-in-a-
million teacher. When I
go into the room where
she is teaching, I truly
want to sit down and be
one of the kids."
During her 22 years
in the profession,
Valencic returned to
school again in 2008 to
earn her Educational
Doctorate degree.
"It is always an honor
to stand out among
your peers as I realized
when I was elected as
Teacher of the Year at
Venice Elementary this
year," she said. "Today,
I am appreciating my
love of my profession
and how honored I am
to serve in it."
She said her personal


priorities are a true
representation of most
of the teachers in this
school district.
"My favorite thing
about being a teacher is
realizing I make a dif-
ference in kids' lives,"
she said.
On behalf of the
Rotarians, Woods
presented Valencic with
a plaque, a check for
$1,000 and a celebra-
tion cake for 40 to enjoy
with her colleagues and
pupils. Baus received a
plaque on behalf of the
school.
During the spring of
1991, Valencic, a first
year teacher, attended
a special luncheon
for her mother, Fran
Valencic, who received
the same award,
recalled Woods. The
legacy of talented fam-
ily educators continues.
Fran Valencic has for
the past 20 years been
the social columnist for
the Venice Gondolier
Sun.


PHOTO SUBMITTED
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Stalnaker; Dr. Shari Valencic, holding the 2013 Rotary Teacher of the Year plaque; Jane Goodwin
of the School Board; and Teresa Baus, principal of Venice Elementary School.


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OUR VIEW



New sheriff's facility makes good sense


Considering a price tag as high as
$72 million and no real time-
table, the phrase "action plan"
may seem a stretch for the measure
approved last week by Sarasota
County commissioners.
But the board did embark on a
course that eventually could bring
the Sheriff's Office out of downtown
Sarasota, which could consolidate law
enforcement, emergency operations
and training at a single location and
bring them all closer to the interstate.
"Action" may be far away, but it's a
good plan nevertheless.
The concept approved by the
County Commission calls for


construction of a 38,000-square-foot
Emergency Operations Center; a
150,000-square-foot sheriff's adminis-
trative building; a 25,000-square-foot
building for the medical examiner
and forensics; a 30,000-square-foot
police, fire and EMS training facility;
and a large parking deck. All would be
located on county-owned property at
1301 Cattlemen Road, east of the city
of Sarasota and just off Interstate 75.
One major benefit of the new loca-
tion is the proximity to 1-75, which
would make access easier from South
County. Both the Sheriff's Office and
EOC are now situated downtown, near
the county jail and court facilities.


Relocation of the two facilities also
would free up space downtown for the
expansion of the jail and courts.
Initial plans tied to the con-
solidation call for the doubling of
the 60,245-square-foot county jail
on Main Street in Sarasota; 384 beds
would be added to the current 1,026.
In addition, the Criminal Justice
Center would be expanded by 10-14
courtrooms.
The whole thing makes sense.
County Commissioner Joe Barbetta
had argued the public facilities would
take up prime frontage property that
might otherwise be sold and put
back into private, tax-paying hands.


In general, we agree with that aim:
Excess public property should be sold
and put back on the tax rolls.
But the benefit seems minimal here,
considering the size of the project, the
location and value of consolidated
operations.
The biggest issue is the money. The
EOC is being designed, but it hasn't
been funded; it has a big price tag.
The Sheriff's Office has estimated
costs for its facilities would range from
$60 million to $72 million. Overall, the
proposed Cattlemen complex could
cost as much as $150 million.
It's a long way off. Decent aim,
though.


Hoop memories


There I sat, sweaty, tired, sore
and drained, watching my two
sons continue to goof around
on the gym floor. They were
both attempting half-court
shots as I sat there wondering
where they got the energy to
keep going after two grueling
hours of family competition on
the basketball court.
As I watched my oldest son,
25, and my 18-year-old move
around with what seemed like a
never-ending supply of energy,
I remembered a time when I
had that same energy. I grabbed
a towel, covered my face and
began the process of recovery.
We started with a shooting
contest, a game we call Around
the World. We need to deter-
mine a shooting champion
every time we all three get
together; it's an unwritten rule.
I am happy to report that in
this category, I still hold the
title. Corey, the 18-year-old, has
finally become a better shooter
than me and his brother, but
that works against him, as he
never fears missing a shot, and
he takes a chance each time he
misses and ends up back at the
beginning.
Timmy, the oldest, gets hot
and moves through the contest
pretty well but like his brother,
then thinks he is invincible
and will blow it by taking a
chance; he too goes back to the
beginning.
I win this game through
patience lessons learned in
life have taught me well. These
young men have yet to face
some of these lessons. Youth
and inexperience are the en-
emy for them and an advantage
for me.
Limiting the chances I
took worked well for me, as
I won two straight games.
There is confidence they, too,
will learn this lesson, but on
this day the prize was more
important than the journey to
get there. Patience paid off in
this instance, and the title was
retained for now.
Soon the dreaded question
was uttered, "Are we playing
21?" I knew the boys were eager
to get the real competition
going, as 21 is the ultimate
individual basketball game. The
first to get to 21 points wins.
Being my age and having to
play this game against anybody


18 or 25 is tough; playing your
sons adds pressure beyond
belief. I was told to take the ball
first since I won the shooting
title.
Now, when you play 21
with family a lot of things that
normally would not occur on a
basketball court tend to occur.
There is an awful lot of unnec-
essary roughness and scoring
prevention. Getting to 21 can
take a while, as we prevent it in
strange ways.
The first game was a battle as
we went at one another hard.
In the end, Dad stole a victory
with almost perfect free throw
shooting. Getting to that victory
was painful, although I never
let on.
"Again?" came from one of
the boys. I am not sure which
one said it. I just nodded OK.
The next few games were dif-
ferent from the first. The boys
got stronger as I wore down and
began missing open shots, free
throws and layups. In this in-
stance patience did not matter;
youth and inexperience paid
off as these guys played every
bounce with all the energy they
could muster.
My patience only hurt me as
talent and determination blew
that away. Corey began hitting
3-pointers as if they were free
throws. No matter how we tried
to block his view, he just kept
on draining them.
His younger legs began to pay
him dividends as he outhustled
us on every rebound and loose
ball and on defense. Simply
put, we could not keep up with
his speed. He battered us with
his 3-point shooting and free
throws.
We resolved to tackle him on
one occasion; the shot still went
in. The young man can shoot a
3-pointer incredibly well.
During the next hour and half
or so the 18-year-old dazzled
us with his energy, talent and
shooting eye. My older son and
I tried just about everything we
could think of to stop him, to
no avail. Youth and experience
wore patience out in this case.
Corey won four straight games.
As I sat there with a towel
over my face, just for an instant
my mind went back to the
living room of Christmas 1998
or so, and I clearly watched
Corey make his first shot on
the small basketball goal I had
gotten him for Christmas. I
remembered Timmy awkwardly
playing basketball in the drive-
way, soaking up the adventure,
never worrying about the score.
I wiped my face off, smiled
at the memory, stood up and
yelled loudly at my two sons:
"Again?"

Tim Smolarick is publisher of
the Gondolier Sun.


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Cool it. Speaking of cruelty to
animals, who leaves their dogs
outside in this heat to cry and
cry when they're away? You have
no idea how torturous that is
for your neighbors. Have some
consideration and keep your dog
inside in the air conditioning for
the little guys.
Here too. I read the article
about the Jeffreys and their
work in NAMI. NAMI is a terrific
group, and there is one in Venice;
you didn't mention that. NAMI
meets in Venice on the first
Wednesday of the month at
7 p.m. at the Venice Health Park
at Jacaranda Boulevard and
Center Road.
Restraint, please. The princi-
pal at the SKY Academy, whom I
do not know, is accused of hav-
ing a difference of opinion with
the administrator and is charged
with intimidation and bullying
and has his picture on the front
page, above the fold, under a
glaring headline 'Accused of
bullying." This man has not
been convicted of bullying or
anything else. I think it's unfair
at this particular point without
knowing about the situation to
place this man's picture and this
headline on the front page of the
paper. This may just be a differ-
ence of opinion between two
different people. Let's give him
a chance until he's convicted of
something. There was evidently
no crime involved either. Please
show a little restraint.
Separate but equal. You asked
if we cared if athletes were gay. I
don't really care and I don't think
most people care, but I think
they should have a different area
as far as showering and dressing,
like a girls shower and a boys
shower and a gay shower, I guess.
But that's my worry that they
would be thrown in with the
boys that are not gay. It's not
fair. If they want to make a little
locker room for them, personally,
that's fine.
Author, author. Here's some
trivia for you: "Little Red Riding
Hood" was written by Ronald
Blackwell. It was performed by
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs.
Why? Why would the military
schedule an imam to speak at
a memorial service for 17 Navy
SEALs slain by the Taliban? An
imam who denigrated not only
the fallen Seals, but also the
Judeo-Christian God? Is it just


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Have It
another administrative directives
for the fundamental transfor-
mation promised by President
Obama?
In hiding. The right wing
of the Republican party and
right-wing religious groups are
nothing but hiding places for
bigots. Every once in a while
they expose themselves. As an
example, they can never accept
a black person as president of
the United States. They degrade
him by calling him a Muslim,
anti-American, devoid of integ-
rity and any other downgrade
meant to confuse Americans.
For the record, I am a white. My
forebearers came to America
in 1799 and 1844 legally. As I
said, I am white and was a Barry
Goldwater Republican many
years ago and as of this mo-
ment in time, consider myself a
middle of the road independent.
Questions. I agree with the
person who called Let'em Have
It and said that the circus group
would be lucky to get $600 for
the old arena seats, not half a
million dollars. This whole fiasco
has been dotted with lack of
information, missing informa-
tion and doubtful information.
Where is the accounting for the
dollars raised to date? Where has
the money been spent and by
whom and what is the present
balance in the fund?
An important question is, how
much did the two circuses that
came to town give to the fund
as part of their proceeds? These
circuses got wonderful free


publicity from the Gondolier Sun
because they were going to be a
fabulous source of "considerable
funding." Not a dollar has ever
been reported. In addition, there
is supposedly available some-
where a paid research report that
says the arena is going to be a
wonderful self-supporting mon-
eymaker for the area. Not one
word has ever been disclosed
or published about this report
other than the fact other than it
is "favorable."
It's about time we get answers
to the pertinent questions and
not just pie-in-the-sky thinkers.
If the facts support saving the
arena, have the group release the
figures, have the paper publish
them and then we can all agree
on a course of action. If the facts
are not there, then demolish this
eyesore and get on with life in
Venice. A caller had a wonderful
idea of turning over the area
into a circus memorial park for
children with rides, swings, and
clown and animal figures to
climb on and slide down. What
a fabulous way to remember the
circus.
Watch them. Some members
of the tea party applaud heavily
armed militias forming that can
overthrow the U.S. government.
Too many left- and right-wing
militias have caused miseries
in Africa, the Middle East and
Central America. Castro's militia
has retained control for 60 years.
In the U.S., jihadists, com-
munists and several right-wing
groups have been monitored.
The tea party should be pleased
that the FBI and IRS or any
other government body is
monitoring all persons who seek
to overthrow of our republic.

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On this December, on his birthday, he fought back


By TED KOSZARSKI
GUEST COLUMNIST
You would have loved
this guy.
Bob Karlin was an
animated, chubby ex-shop
teacher. He had a smile
that could light up the
whole room. He was sitting
there in the TV studio
waiting for us to get our act
together so that we could
roll tape and he'd tell us
what happened to him
at the Battle of the Bulge
on that dark December in
1944.
Bob understood techni-
cal difficulties. When he
was just a kid in Brooklyn
before the war, he shot
a pirate movie using his
Dad's 8mm Kodak movie
camera. Treasure Island
was really Brighton Beach.
Later he became a ma-
chinist. He also worked as
crew on our cable TV show
called Fifty Plus, which,


as the name implies, was
a program for and about
seniors. At first Bob was
a little reluctant about
operating a TV camera.
"Bob," I reasoned, "dur-
ing the war you handled
an anti-tank gun and
people were shooting at
you. This is nothing."
That seemed to bring
him around.
We finally managed
to cue Bob and were
showing a photo that he
had brought. It showed
a pathetic little fir tree
decorated with dog tags.
Underneath there is a
crude sign proclaiming,
"Merry Xmas to all GIs."
Karlin started speaking
about events just before
the battle. He feigned high
indignation.
"They must have
heard in the German
High Command or the
Reichstag or something
that December 25th was


my birthday. So they
started their counter offen-
sive in the Ardennes to just
precede this event. About
December 10th, they made
their move."
"By the time we came
down from a rest area (Bob
indicates large quotes
around "rest area"), to
join the fray it was about
December 12th and we
were trying to celebrate
Christmas/ Hanukah/
Birthday. In the middle of
this, there is a lot of noise
going on and the entire
German army is trying to
crash my birthday party."
Bob is making light of a
very desperate situation.
He later described a
close encounter with a
giant Tiger tank. "The shell
just bounced off.", Karlin
exclaimed, his eyes and
mouth wide open like this
was yesterday. "So, what
did you do?" I ask. "Well
we froze the turret with a


phosphorous round and
blew off the tracks with
grenades."
He leaves out the rest.
I don't know what the
German High Command
was thinking. Did they
really believe that they
could split the allied forces
and drive to sea as they did
in 1940? Soldiers, however,
tend to be a realistic lot.
They have to be in order
to survive. And I think that
the hard core German
trooper felt that this was
the last go round.
Maybe they were going
to lose the war. But they
had one last chance to
show those Americans,
whom they regarded as
a lazy and undisciplined
bunch, the might of real
Nazi supermen.
You look at the Order
of Battle and you real-
ize that the Germans
should have done a lot
better. There are all those


PHOTO PROVIDED


Bob Karlin talks about fighting Germans during World War II as
Christmas and his birthday approached.


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American Divisions, all
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vaporized us.
And the Nazis made
their advances, then were
held and then thrown
back. In the end, it was
people like Bob Karlin,


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machinist from Brooklyn
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VENICE VARSITY FOOTBALL



Indians pound Dreadnaughts 21-0


By ROB SMITH
SPORTS EDITOR

The Venice Indians are
dropping down a clas-
sification in football next
season from 7A to 6A -
but if Friday night's spring
game was a sign of what's
to come, the Indians'
caliber of play is about to
take a giant step up.
Venice traveled to peren-
nial powerhouse Lakeland
and dominated the
six-time state champions
in every phase of the game,
blanking the Dreadnaughts
21-0 at Bryant Stadium.
The shutout victory
came as a surprise to just
about everyone except the
Indians, as Lakeland had
won 71 of its last 73 home
games.
"I think we're going to be
a very, very good football
team," Venice Head Coach
John Peacock said. "All
I asked the kids to do
was play with a little bit
of confidence and don't
get caught up with the
Jumbotron, the home-field
record and all that stuff."
The Indians blocked
out those distractions
behind the strength of
a fairly inexperienced
defensive line that bottled
up Lakeland quarterback


Aaron Johnson all night.
Venice punter Stone
Wilson repeatedly gave the
Indians the advantage in
the field position battle,
booming a trio of punts
that forced Lakeland to
start drives inside its own
10-yard line.
From there, Venice never
allowed the fleet-footed
Johnson to find many
running lanes.
Venice defensive coordi-
nator Larry Shannon said,
"We had a lot of new faces
out there, especially on
the D-line, and those guys
played excellent. That was
where the game was won
for us. We just had guys
make plays. We caused
three turnovers, we had
a lot of effort. That's one
thing we challenged the
guys to do, play with a lot
of effort and good things
would happen. So I was
very proud to see that.
"We were the best
prepared we've been in a
while for the spring game.
Kids just got better as the
game went on; they fed off
the emotion. They stuck
together, we made some
adjustments here and
there. It was a total team
effort of 11 guys doing
their jobs."
The turnovers came


Venice linebacker Ben Chisholm chases Lakeland quarterback
Aaron Johnson during the first quarter Friday.


on interceptions by
IsaacWhitney and Noah
Montgomery and a fumble
recovery by Nick Delillo.
Those impact plays weren't
caused by blitzes or gim-
micks, either. The Indians
played their base defense
all night.
"We didn't do anything
special," Peacock said.
"Every Friday night we're
gonna line up in our base
defense and try to outplay
people. We're not gonna
be tricky. We're gonna
line up and play our gap
responsibilities."
Offensively, the Indians
didn't look like a group
that only had a few weeks
of practice under its belt.
Venice controlled the
line of scrimmage and
imposed its will on the
Dreadnaughts, running
for 148 yards and three
touchdowns.
Senior running back
Terry Polk ran for 112 yards
and two touchdowns. The
first of those scores came
from 8 yards out just be-
fore halftime to break what
had been a scoreless tie.
Polk broke through
again on a 5-yard run early
in the fourth quarter to
double the Indians' lead,
and his 53-yard run on
the ensuing drive set up
quarterback Dom Marino's
11-yard score.
"That's not really that
good," Polk said of his per-
formance. "I thought I was
gonna get more (yards),
but I'll have to settle for
(112) and I'm good with it."
Marino, who transferred
to Venice from Riverview
in January, looked like any-
thing but a newcomer. The
senior completed 11 of his
19 passes for 96 yards and
ran for another 36, com-
manding the offense and
taking care of the ball.
"I've built a lot of great


SUN PHOTOS BY ROB SMITH
Quarterback Dom Marino engineered three drives that resulted in touchdowns."It was like
clockwork," Marino said.


relationships with these
guys, so it was like clock-
work," Marino said. "You
would've thought I'd been
here four years and we've
all been playing together. It
was excellent, but we still
have a lot of work to do."
He showed off his
improvisation skills
on Venice's third and
final score, aborting the
designed play and darting
across the field before
sneaking inside the right
pylon.
"I was supposed to roll
out left, but I saw everyone
flowing there," he said.
"I saw a cutback, so I just
changed direction and
made something out of it."
Peacock credited his
offensive line's outstanding
night to the work done
behind the scenes during
the offseason.
"It's really a carryover
of how they worked in
the winter in the weight


room and the strides
they've made there," he
said. "Last year we played
a varsity schedule with all
these young linemen who
probably shouldn't have
been starters. We were just
so young. Now they've
matured and they're all
20-25 pounds heavier and
God knows how much
stronger. They're all good
football players now.
"They got some valuable
experience last year when
they might not have been
physically and mentally
ready for that challenge.
Now they are, and that's
why we were able to look
like that."
After such a resounding
victory, both Shannon and
Peacock said keeping the
players hungry for greater
successes is a priority.
"We're gonna work
them hard this summer,"
Shannon said. "We have
a great summer program


that's a tradition at Venice.
We'll have a chance to
bring them back down to
Earth and let them know
the big picture."
Peacock said, "We've got
a lot of work to do, don't
get me wrong. We're not
where we need to be. But
we didn't look like we were
playing a spring game
tonight. We're way ahead
of the game, and it's these
kids. It's not the coaching,
it's the kids and how much
they're working and care
about it.
"These kids are gonna
have more confidence
and feel good about
themselves, but we've got
bigger fish to fry. Largo's a
very good football team.
A district below us with
Armwood, Hillsborough
and Jefferson ... it's gonna
be a tough road. We've
got to get past the second
round."
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Aquatic center escapes governor's veto pen


By SARA KENNEDY
BRADENTON HERALD

Area projects escaped
Gov. Rick Scott's veto pen last
week, including $5 million
for a Sarasota aquatic center,
$2.3 million for Bradenton's
IMG Academy, $1 million for a
Manatee County water project,
and millions for Port Manatee,
officials said.
Also in the budget: more than
$2.5 million for Anna Maria
Island beach renourishment,
$1.69 million for Lakewood
Ranch's Lake Erie College
of Osteopathic Medicine,
and $660,000 to Sarasota's
Fetal Alcohol Diagnostic and
Intervention Clinic.


Scott vetoed more than $368
million in projects May 20
out of a proposed
$74.5 billion budget, ac-
cording to the Miami Herald
Tallahassee Bureau.
Some projects he approved
with strings: Officials at
Sarasota's Nathan Benderson
Park aquatic center and at
Bradenton's IMG Academy
had to sign formal documents
pledging to return the money
if the governor "is not satis-
fied" at the amount of sales
taxes the projects generate,
according to state documents.
"I think it's a good precedent
the governor has imple-
mented," said state Rep. Doug
Holder, R-Sarasota, noting last


year's $5 million allocation
resulted in park improvements
aimed at attracting the 2017
World Rowing Championship.
"They will possibly do the
world championships here in
Sarasota-Manatee counties,
and that's why the request was
made for the additional
$5 million," Holder said. "It's
kind of a success story."
Ports across the state cashed
in with $278 million allocated
for development, according to
the Florida Ports Council.
It was not immediately clear
how much would be coming
to Port Manatee, said Julie Yeh,
corporate communications
manager for the port.
The money will go toward


infrastructure improvements
"to do more business, or
attract new business with the
objective to create economic
impact and new jobs," said
Port Manatee Executive
Director Carlos Buqueras,
speaking by cellphone from
Brazil on a business trip.
Money for Lake Erie College
of Osteopathic Medicine
(LECOM) will reduce tuition
for Florida residents, said
state Sen. Bill Galvano,
R-Bradenton. Money for the
homeless will benefit Galvano's
namesake, the Galvano One
Stop Center, he said.
The Fetal Alcohol Diagnostic
and Intervention Clinic, which
primarily aids youngsters


brain-damaged by mothers
who drank alcohol while
pregnant, got $280,000 in
recurring funds and $380,000
in nonrecurring money, said
Kathryn Shea, president and
chief executive officer for
the Florida Center for Early
Childhood, where the clinic is
housed.
"I am doing a 'happy
dance,'" she said.
State Rep. Jim Boyd,
R-Bradenton, said he also was
"very happy" about money
budgeted for the clinic.
"It's the only one in Florida,
and it provides such a great
service," Boyd said. "We were
very happy we were able to
keep that in the budget."


Kiwanis wins City Cup; County Cup begins Wednesday


STAFF REPORT


The Venice Little
League City Cup con-
cluded Saturday, with
Kiwanis taking home
the championship after
a hard-fought 11-10 win
over Lawyers. County
Cup opening ceremonies
were held Tuesday night,


and County Cup play
will begin Wednesday
evening.

County Cup
schedule
Wednesday, May 29
Lawyers v. Achieva CU
Orange, 6 p.m. (Field 1)
VLL Kiwanis v. Aero IQ,
6 p.m. (Field 2)


Kiwanis third baseman Chip Barber (top) leaps but fails to avoid
a collision with the Lawyers runner who stole third base.


North Port White Sox v.
Upman's Towing, 6 p.m.
(Field 3)
SRQ Kiwanis v. North
Port Yankees, 8 p.m.
(Field 1)
North Port Tigers v.
Moen, 8 p.m. (Field 2)
Babe's v. Faulkner Inc.,
8 p.m. (Field 3)

Thursday, May 30
Johnny's Grill v. VNR,
6 p.m. (Field 1)
Marauders v. Lions,
6 p.m. (Field 2)
North Port Angels v.
Automotive Tech, 6 p.m.
(Field 3)
Achieva CU Green v.
Old Florida Insurance,
8 p.m. (Field 1)
North Port Rays v.
Schimberg Group, 8 p.m.
(Field 2)
Roberts Insurance v.
Atlas Insurance, 8 p.m.
(Field 3)


PHOTOS PROVIDED


Kiwanis center fielder Michael
Trapani makes a full-extension
catch against Lawyers.
Kiwanis won the City Cup
11-10 Friday night.


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school year. All players
must have their high
school physical packet
completed in order to
participate.
Call Craig Faulkner at
941-716-0844 for more
information.

Wheatley's Wild
West Volleyball
Camp June 3-6
Venice High School
Volleyball Coach Brian
Wheatley will hold his
20th annual Wild West
Volleyball Camp at
Venice High, June 3-6.
Each session will run
from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Registration is open to
girls entering grades
two to eight.
Wheatley has won
three state titles at
VHS and was named
Florida's 7A Coach of
the Year in 2012.
Campers will learn
basic skills as well
as advanced strate-
gies and techniques.
Campers will receive
a T-shirt, and the last
session will feature a
tournament open to
friends and family.
For more
information, call
Brian or Lisa Wheatley
at 941-483-3242 or
visit:Venicelndian
Volleyball.com.

Venice summer
hoops camp
June 3-6
Venice High Boys
Basketball Coach James
Slaton will hold a
summer camp for boys
entering grades two to
eight at Venice High,
June 3-6.
The daily sessions
will run from 8:30 to
11:30 a.m. Early drop-
off and late pickup are
available.
The camp will
include skill stations
for varying skill lev-
els, games, contests,
competitions and
awards. All campers
will receive a T-shirt.
Forms are available
under the announce-
ments tab at the Venice
High School website:
SarasotaCounty
Schools.net/schools/
VeniceHigh.
For more informa-
tion, email Slaton at
VeniceHoops@gmail.
com.

VHS freshmen
football camp
registration open
The sign-up form
for the VHS football
program's freshmen
football camp is online


and can be down-
loaded at:Venicelndian
Football.org.
The camp starts
June 10 and runs until
school starts.

VHS football's
golf tournament
June 15
The VHS football pro-
gram will hold a golf
tournament June 15 at
Pelican Pointe Golf &
Country Club to raise
funds for its trip to
Texas to play Plano
East High Sept. 26.
Registration is $80
per person ($320 per
foursome) and includes
lunch and beverages.
Hole sponsorships
are available for $100.
For more informa-
tion, contact Jessica
Pluchino at 941-
223-8351 or Jessica
Pluchino@Sarasota.
kl2.fl.us

Venice YMCA
summer sports
clinics
The Venice YMCA has
opened registration
for its summer sports
clinics.
Specialty clinics of-
fered are boys basket-
ball, girls basketball,
summer basketball
league, coed golf, coed
baseball, coed racquet-
ball, girls volleyball
and coed recreational
tennis.
Full details and
registration informa-
tion can be obtained
by calling Gary Smith,
youth sports director,
at 941-492-9622, ext.
158, or by visiting:
SouthCountyFamily
YMCA.org.


Pine View
Sports Camps
registration open
Pine View will host
volleyball and basket-
ball camps for boys and
girls entering grades
two to eight beginning
June 4. Registration will


close once 30 campers
sign up for each camp.
Contact Joe
DiGiacomo at 941-
232-5626 or JoeDig22@
Yahoo.com for more
information. Each
session runs from
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Girls volleyball
(grades two-four)
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Girls volleyball
(grades five-eight)
-June 10-13
Boys basketball
(grades two-four)
-June 17-20
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(grades five-eight)
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Mission Valley
tennis camps
registration
Jason Golden, Venice
High girls tennis coach
and Mission Valley ten-
nis director, will hold a
series of tennis camps
at MVCC.
Camps for kids enter-
ing grades six to eight
will be held June 10-13,
July 8-11 and Aug. 5-8.
Camps for kids enter-
ing grades nine-11 will
be held June 24-27 and
July 22-25.
Each day's session
runs from 9 a.m.-
noon. The cost is $75
per camp. Contact
Golden at 941-539-
6083 or JGolden@
MissionValleyCC.com
for more information.

Courtside Junior
Tennis Camp
registration open
Courtside Tennis
Club in Venice will
offer four- or five-day
sessions of its junior
tennis camp this
summer. This camp
is designed to give
children the opportu-
nity to become better
tennis players in a fun,
positive way.
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players of all ability
levels, ages 6-16. For
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Holic andVenice council
members Jeanette Gates
and Emilio Carlesimo,
among others.
Scott's message to the
party faithful: Tell the
story of Florida's economic
success under the helm
of conservatives loud and
often.
"It's everything we be-
lieve in," Scott said. "Lower
taxes, less regulation, lower
unemployment."
"We're doing the right
thing here in Florida. We've
gone from 11.1 percent
unemployment to
7.2 percent in four years...
from a $3.7 billion deficit to
$1 billion deficit and we're
getting better.
"We decreased taxes five
times in the last three years,
eliminated 2,300 regula-
tions, and eliminated the


FACE
FROM PAGE 1

were riding in Nelson's
Lincoln Mercury.
Details emerged a few
days later that Nelson
was the primary aggres-
sor, pulling a Mossberg
pump-action shotgun
from the Mercury's
trunk and pointing at
Aitchison, after the two
had words stemming
from "driving behavior,"


Department of Community
Affairs ... while other states
are increasing income
taxes," Scott said.
Scott's success at elimi-
nating teacher tenure, then
granting teachers a raise in
the form of merit pay raised
some eyebrows. But Gov.
Scott was unapologetic
for what appeared to be a
change in course.
"We just gave teachers
a raise. Why? Because
Florida's fourth-graders
recently ranked second
highest in the nation in
writing scores. We have the
most effective teachers in
the nation two years in a
row," Scott said to applause.
'A place to get a good
education... something
that changes your life.
"We want Florida to be
known as a place to get
ajob ... something that
changes your life."
Creating those jobs, Scott
said, means welcoming
business into the state. He

the report states, on
U.S. 41 near River Road,
just outside the North
Port city limits, and had
pulled over on the side
of 41.
Nelson and the under-
age messenger retreated
toward North Port, but
Aitchison gave chase in
the Geo Tracker he was
driving and opened fire
on Nelson and the other
victim, shattering the
back window of Nelson's
car with birdshot from
his own shotgun, sending


Gov. Rick Scott speaks with members of the Venice High
Republic Club at the Ramada Inn on Memorial Day.


cited the recent announce-
ment by Hertz to move
their corporate head-
quarters into Southwest
Florida as another sign of
Florida moving in the right
direction.
"They could have
relocated their corporate
headquarters anywhere
in the world. They chose
Southwest Florida. We have
companies moving here
every day," Gov. Scott said.

both Nelson and the
underage victim to the
North Port ER with non-
life-threatening injuries.
Aitchison would
retreat, sparking a
countywide hunt for
his vehicle, but he was
able to avoid authorities
until he turned him-
self in, calling from
southbound lanes of
Interstate 75 to say his
Geo Tracker was stuck.
Aitchison was subjected
to a Baker Act mental
health evaluation a


Then he asked the ques-
tion gnawing at Republican
Party members.
"So why don't we win
(elections)?" Scott asked,
referring to the last presi-
dential election. "We don't
win because we don't tell
our story.
"It's about jobs. People
don't come to this country
because they want to be on
unemployment."
Email:ggiles@venicegondolier.com

short time later and
remains in jail.
SCSO spokeswoman
Wendy Rose couldn't
comment on the details
of the Baker Act because
of medical privacy
rights.
Nelson, meanwhile,
also was arrested for his
alleged role, and was
charged with aggravated
assault with a deadly
weapon. He was re-
leased from jail a short
time later on $1,500
bond.


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ambulatory service.
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
ambulance, but doesn't
share in any of the
revenue.
On Tuesday, the
Venice City Council
voted 5-1 (Bob Daniels
was absent) to direct the
city manager to meet
with county counter-
parts and begin the
discussion.
"We're required to go
on these runs and put
wear and tear on our
equipment and put our
firefighters at risk and
have to have insurance,
and workers comp. But
all that income goes
to the county and isn't
shared with us," Mayor
John Holic said.
Council Member
Jeanette Gates said she
wasn't onboard with
the idea initially but
changed her mind.
"We need to let the
county know that

Nelson's arrest report
lists his occupation as a
rapper. Both Nelson and
Aitchison share the alias
"Nasty," reports state,
although Rose could not
verify which of the men
was actually "Nasty."
Nelson could not be
reached for comment
Tuesday.
The 17-year-old
victim still is recover-
ing from his injuries,
lamenting his lack of
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incurred by the city
when the ambulance
goes out," she said.
Holic recommended
charging the county
$200 per call, or about a
third of what the county
charges EMS clients.
Venice Fire Chief
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charge based on a
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Management
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$80 per hour for the
engine, plus staffing for
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Council Member
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voted against the idea of
charging the county for
fire engine backup on
ambulance calls.
He cited the strain
it could cause on the
current relationship
between the city
and county, and the
law of unintended
consequences.

Email: ggiles@venicegondolier.com

posting photos of his
swollen face, which
had been cut multiple
times from birdshot
fired by Aitchison.
The 17-year-old South
Venice resident also
lists his occupations
as "Blunt Roller" and
dishwasher, according
to his Facebook page.
Both Aitchison and
Nelson are scheduled
to be arraigned June 21,
according to the Sarasota
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Festival grounds safe, for now


By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

A consultant's long
term recommendation
to move the festival
grounds from the
airport was met with
yawns at Tuesday's city
council meeting.
"It's already consid-
ered a temporary use
by the Federal Aviation
Administration," said
Mayor John Holic,
adding that there's no
expectation the special
events area will remain
there indefinitely.
A study by Atkins
North America, Inc., re-
leased this week, made
the recommendation to


move the special events
area, but even Atkins
hedged its bet on that
being adopted.
Instead, it outlined
a series of short-term
fixes to a number of
problems identified
by pilots and event-
goers like high Ferris
wheels, and lighting
obstacles at night that
could interfere with
landings, and adequate
parking and perhaps
a paved road to the
festival grounds for
more orderly access.
Only Council Member
Jim Bennett said he
opposed the long-term
fix.
"You've got the tail


wagging the dog. We
don't have an analysis
of what long-term
(uses) are. We also do
not want to ignore
the fact the airport
has been limited by a
waterway and bridges,"
Bennett said.
"At this point, the
current uses we are
making of this property
(as a festival grounds)
are the least dangerous
to the airport, provid-
ing you" implement
the short term safety
measures outlined by
Atkins, Bennett said.
Holic suggested
it could be 20 years
before the discussion
comes up again.


In the meantime,
the council seems
okay with Atkins'
short-term recom-
mendation to create
a set of standards for
all event promoters to
abide by. By consensus
they directed the city
manager to implement
the recommendations.
"Venice has long-
standing agreements
that are detrimental
to the community,"
said City Manager Ed
Lavallee. "It's not a
good idea to let the
vendor dictate what the
rules are. We do need
boilerplate require-
ments that spell out fire
department, police, and


public works require-
ments. We will bring
that to you."
Those include
stricter trash pick-up
so birds are not at-
tracted. Bird strikes are
a major safety concern
for pilots. It also in-
cludes a tall structure
zone for Ferris wheel
rides and utilities poles
located farther away
from active runways,
and an FAA-approved
form informing event
coordinators of poten-
tial safety hazards to
pilots.
Lavallee called this
year's Devereaux-Kaiser
Collector Car Show a
"wake up call."


Lack of police sup-
port and parking lot
attendants left some
people waiting more
than 40 minutes to get
into or out of the event.
"No one took it seri-
ously that 10,000 cars
would show up," Holic
said. "We are remiss
in giving details and
instructions to event
organizers."
Council Member
Jeanette Gates agreed.
"Of course we need to
mitigate. We absolutely
should tighten up these
restrictions," Gates
said. "I think this is all
doable."

Email: ggiles@venicegondolier.com


Smith sentenced to death for murder


By JESSICA DE LEON
BRADENTON HERALD
Dr. James Briles
walked out of the
Manatee Judicial Center
holding a picture of his
wife in his hands.
"Justice for the
Kathleen," Briles said.
"We have been waiting
almost three long years
for this day."
Briles and his fam-
ily rejoiced after 12th
Judicial Circuit Judge Peter
Dubensky on Tuesday
sentenced one-time
Venice resident Delmer
Smith III to death by lethal
injection for the beating
death of Kathleen Briles in
her Bradenton home on
Aug. 3, 2009. Smith, now
41, was living in North
Port at the time of the
murder.
"It is the judgement of
this court: That for the
death of Kathleen Briles,
the defendant Delmer
Smith be sentenced to
death in the manner
prescribed by law,"
Dubensky said.
The courtroom
erupted in emotion from
Kathleen's family and
friends.
Smith, however,
insisted he was inno-
cent, asking to address
the courtroom prior to
Dubensky reading the
verdict.
"Before I begin ad-
dressing the court, I
would like to sincerely
express my condolences
to the family and friends
of Kathleen Briles, that
they will get closer and
closer to the truth,"
Smith said.
According to Smith,
two heinous crimes were
committed.
"The first, Kathleen
Briles was brutally mur-
dered," Smith said. "The


second, (the) Manatee
County state attorney
used false evidence to
implicate and later con-
vict me of the crime."
Smith said the court
was condemning him
for a crime he did not
commit.
"It is in the court's
hand to intercede and
stop this injustice,"
Smith said.
Smith was found
guilty on Aug. 2, 2012, of
first-degree murder and
armed burglary by a jury
that later unanimously
recommended the death
penalty.
Kathleen had arrived
home from a routine
grocery store visit when
she was attacked. She
was bound and beaten.
Ultimately, Smith killed
her by hitting her on the
head with a 23-pound
metal antique sewing
machine.
He was arrested less
than a month after Briles
was killed when he got
into a bar fight in Venice.
In April of this year,
defense attorneys tried
to save Smith's life by
presenting evidence
of what they said were
brain abnormalities that
made him less respon-
sible for the crime.
They had asked that
Dubensky sentence him
to life in prison without
parole.
Dubensky said
Tuesday he was not con-
vinced by the evidence.
"All of his behavior on
the day of the murder
and days after appears
cold, calculated, rational
and goal-directed,"
Dubensky said.
Smith already was
serving a life sentence
for a home invasion rob-
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Authorities have said
Smith is also a suspect in
several other home inva-
sions in Manatee and
Sarasota counties that
spring and summer.
Assistant State
Attorney Brian Iten
spoke about the death
sentence after the
hearing.
"We are certainly very
pleased. This is justice
for Kathleen," Iten said.
"Nothing is going to
bring her back, but this
is an important day for
the Briles family."
Manatee County
Sheriff Brad Steube,
whose agency investi-
gated Kathleen's death,
said the death sentence
was "appropriate."
After the hearing,
James Briles also reflect-
ed on his wife's life and
what she missed out on.
She never got to meet
her grandson.
She never got to see
her son come home safe
from the war in Iraq.
She never will be wit-
ness to all the successes


of her children.
"There are other
victims out there that
will never get their day
in court. I want them all
to take this conviction
and this sentencing as
part of their victory,"
James said. "Kathleen
would have it wanted it
like that. It will honor
Kathleen if they take it
away as their victory."
James thanked all
those who helped him
through the ordeal and
helped to find "justice
for Kathleen."
"Old friends came
around, new friends
came around, complete
strangers offered their
condolences," he said.
James referred to
German poet Johann
Wolfgang von Goethe's
words when he spoke.
"Behavior is the mir-
ror in which everyone
shows their true selves,"
he said. "Well, Delmer
Smith's behavior showed
us that he is a socio-
pathic, murderous pig."


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Companion dog lights up her life


By AUDREY BLACKWELL
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR

The long wait is over
for Kristan Wood the
service dog she was prom-
ised a year ago by Canine
Assistants has arrived.
Wood is elated.
"Waiting was torture,"
she said. "I was anxious to
get my dog."
Wood, 42, has had to
use a wheelchair since a
stroke left her partially
paralyzed several years
ago.
"I have a neuromuscu-
lar disease of unknown
etiology (origin)," Wood
said. "It started in 1991
during brain surgery
for AVM (arterial venus
malformation). I had a
mass of blood vessels in
my right temporal lobe."
The mass was eventu-
ally operated on, but the
condition left her without
the ability to open and
close doors, pick things up
or do anything requiring
a lot of hand dexterity.
That's where the service
dog comes in.
Wood met Fuji, a
15-month-old female
golden retriever, April 7
at Canine Assistants in
Alpharetta, Ga. She was
named for the Fuji apple
because the whole litter
she was born into was
named after apples, Wood
explained.
"It was overwhelming,
exhilarating... like seeing
your first child for the first
time, or what I imagined
it would be like seeing a
baby for the first time,"


Wood said. "I can't have
children."
Wood had been on the
list to receive a service
dog for five years when
she learned on April
19, 2012, that it was her
turn. Canine Assistants
had called her and set
up the training camp for
April 2013 for Wood to
be matched to a dog and
attend the training camp
at the facility.
During the two-week
camp, when Wood and
her mom bonded with
Fuji, the pair stayed at the
Hilton in Alpharetta.
"It was all paid for by
our sponsors: Milk Bone
and Sam's Club," Wood
said. "I'm very grateful to
Milk Bone and Sam's Club
for funding a service dog
for me.

Match made
in heaven
Wood described sitting
in a room at the Canine
Assistants' training camp
with about a dozen other
people waiting to be
matched with a dog. Four
people in wheelchairs
would receive a service
dog and the rest would
receive seizure-response
dogs.
"The first dog out was
not for me," Wood said.
"I could tell, there wasn't
a connection. It went to a
little boy.
"The second dog out
was Fuji. When I saw
her, I liked that when
she walked out the door
our eyes met and she ran


SUN PHOTO BY AUDREY BLACKWELL
Joe Stroup, left, Sam's Club manager in Sarasota, and Ken luso,
Milk Bone business development manager, present a Canine
Assistant to Kristan Wood, seated in wheelchair. Marie Cohen,
right, introduced Irish, a golden retriever service dog, to Wood,
April 19, 2012, and gave her a stuffed animal doggie while
explaining how the program works.


COURTESY PHOTO


Kristan Wood and Fuji, a service dog, meet for the first time at Canine Assistants, and their match is sealed.


straight at me. She came
right up to me, put her
paws around my neck
and began kissing me,
and I thought, 'That's it.'
The trainers said, 'It's a
match.'"
Further sealing the
deal, Wood said, Fuji
walked sideways next to
her as Wood rolled along
in the wheelchair, and
kept looking up at her.
"The trainers said, 'You
look alike ... You have
the same hair color (both
are blond)'" Woods said.
"The trainers cried, they
were so moved. My mom
met her, and Fuji jumped
in her lap and stuck her
paw in her mouth, and
my mom knew it was a
match."
Not only is Wood
in love with Fuji, who
seemed to pick her at
the same momentWood
chose her she feels
the same way about her
benefactors and Canine
Assistants.
"I was already in love
with Canine Assistants
before getting the dog,"
she said. "Now it's
through the roof."

Good doggie
Fuji began her train-
ing at Canine Assistants
right after she was born.


A foster family took her
home and socialized her.
They took her to places
like restaurants and
church. The foster mom
attended Fuji's gradua-
tion and cried, Wood said.
"She loves Fuji and
said she'll never forget
her and called her a
'rock star' in a letter she
wrote," she said.
Fuji is trained to pick
up spoons and pens that
Wood drops. She turns
lights on and off, touch-
ing wall switches with
her nose, and opens and
closes doors with a ban-
dana wrapped around
door handles.
After about a month,
Fuji and Wood and her
mother have been to
doctors' offices and a
couple of restaurants,
and things are going like
clockwork.
"She usually just lays
down," Wood said.
Fuji eats in her large
kennel and sleeps with
Wood at night.
"She likes to snuggle,"
Wood said. "She is
trained to get help if I
fall transferring from the
chair to the bed. She can
get my mother, who lives
in the other side of the
house."
That happened already.
One day, Wood called to


SUN PHOTO BY AUDREY BLACKWELL
Kristan Wood rests comfortably in her wheelchair at home
while Fuji, her new service and companion dog, takes a snooze.


her mother to ask her a
question, and she didn't
answer. When she didn't
answer a second time,
Fuji went to her mom's
door to get her and her
mom asked right away,
"Where's Kristie?" like she
was trained to do.
"I didn't need anything,
but it was good to know
Fuji knew what to do,"
Wood said. "I praised Fuji
a lot and gave her a treat.


Canine Assistants says
you can't have enough
treats to give, especially
at first.
"There is so much
to learn and get used
to. And the dog needs
time to know this is her
permanent home. I am
a spiritual person, and
it's a godsend that we got
her."

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Venice airman: 8th Air Force saved Britain from Hitler


By DON MOORE
SUN CORRESPONDENT

The American 8th Air
Force saved the English
from being invaded and
defeated by Germany
during World War II,
according to Wes Belleson,
who served as a tail gunner
in a B-24 "Liberator" flying
from a field near Norwich,
England, during the war.
"It's my idea we saved
England. The Germans
were bombing England
and sending buzz bombs
(V-l flying bombs) over
there, too. The English


were taking a tremendous
beating when we arrived,"
the 90-year-oldVenice
Isle manufactured home
park resident said. "Then
we started bombing
the Germans, and that
stopped the Luftwaffe
(German air force). Buzz
bombs were about the
only thing they were still
sending over to England."
In 1941, after the United
States was drawn into
the war, Belleson had
just graduated from high
school and was starting
his freshman year at the
University of Minnesota.


"Come (the) fall of'42, I
said the heck with educa-
tion, my country needs me
more. I joined the Army
Air Corps," he said. "A few
days later, I found myself
on a troop train headed for
Salt Lake City, Utah, where
I took basic training.
'After basic, I was
shipped to Kendall Field in
North Florida for training
as an armorer on a heavy
bomber. We started off at
Kendall flying gunnery
practice over the Gulf in a
B-24. We'd shoot at towed

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Phone device brings words to life


By AUDREY BLACKWELL
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR

Anne Taylor, of Venice,
is a staunch supporter of
the CaptionCall tele-
phone voice recognition
and captioning system.
She has been using the
system, which enhances
phone conversations for
those who are hard of
hearing, for many years.
She couldn't be more
pleased with how the
system completes phone
conversations, and is
happy with the service
end of the system.
"I mentioned it was
not working to the
CaptionCall reps at the
Hearing Health Expo
April 13 at Lakewood
Ranch, and a technician
came by my house a few
days later and fixed it,"
she said.

Tough start
Taylor was born and
raised in The Midlands,
north of London,
England. She was 6 when
her hearing loss became
apparent.
"I was in the first grade
when the teacher noticed
I was deaf," Taylor said.
"She said, in front of the
whole class, 'You're deaf,
aren't you?' I was humil-
iated, because I was
different than the rest of
the kids."
Her parents hadn't
noticed the hearing loss,


but her teacher told
them about it and the
school acquired what she
described as a cumber-
some hearing aid for
her to use through the
National Health Service.
"It was bulky, with
three pieces," she said.
She wore the battery
pack at her waist, a
microphone clamped to
her clothes at the chest
area and a wire from the
mic to one ear.
"It was very visible,"
Taylor said. "I heard my
clothes rustle more than
I heard talk, and I didn't
want to wear it. The
school said I had to wear
it because they acquired
it, so I had it on but I
turned off the switch."
She became a "very
good lip reader," which
she said is easier to learn
when you're very young.
"Adults have a very
difficult time learning to
read lips because they're
not used to it," she said.
Over time, hearing aids
got better and smaller,
but she still had difficulty
understanding people due
to increasing hearing loss.

Other losses
She moved to New York
City in 1974 with her
husband, Christopher,
for his work. He is a
chemical engineer. She
said they have moved
many times and moved
to Venice last August.


They have two grown
children, a daughter and
a son.
Being hard of hearing
always taxed Taylor's
emotions.
"I did not make friends
in new locations because
I knew I would not be
able to hear them," she
said, tears welling at the
recollection. "I was des-
perate to meet people."
She googled the
Hearing Loss Association
of America and went to
her first HLAA meeting in
Atlanta in 2009.
"Several people wore
cochlear implants,"
Taylor said. "All had some
degree of hearing loss,
and most had hearing
aids. I thought maybe the
cochlear implant would
work for me."
Upon testing her
hearing, an Atlanta ear,
nose and throat doctor
determined she had
0 percent hearing in her
right ear and only 8 per-
cent hearing in her left
ear. She was definitely a
candidate for cochlear
implants.
She got the implants
for both ears, a year
apart, as is typical, and
now hears "electroni-
cally," she said. She must
recharge the implants'
batteries every night.
"I became a different
person," she said, perk-
ing up. "I was more out-
going, friendly. Before, I


SUN PHOTO BY AUDREY BLACKWELL


Anne Taylor relies on cochlear implants to hear and the CaptionCall voice recognition telephone
system to fill in the hearing gaps when using the telephone.


was becoming reclusive,
and I'm really not like
that. My husband was
delighted. Hearing with
cochlear implants has
brought me back into
the world of hearing and
communication."

CaptionCall
While she usually hears
pretty well now, Taylor
said she misses bits and
pieces of telephone con-
versations. Things can get
tricky if someone wants to
meet her on a Thursday
at Ruby Tuesdays (or is it
Tuesday?) and they speak


too fast for her to catch all
the words.
That's when the new
CaptionCall device comes
in handy.
Similar to closed cap-
tioning on TV CaptionCall
uses advanced technol-
ogy to display nearly
instant captions of a
caller's conversation. The
voice recognition system
translates the caller's
words into caption text
that displays on the
CaptionCall screen.
"CaptionCall fills
the gap for me," Taylor
said. "It gives me the
confidence to answer the


phone. The large type is
easy to read, and I can
change the size of it."
Basic requirements are
a standard home phone
connection, a high-speed
Internet connection
and an available electri-
cal outlet in the home.
Sometimes there is a
minimal cost for the
phone, but there is no
charge for installation or
the captioning service.
For more information
about CaptionCall, call
877-557-2227, or visit
CaptionCall.com.

Email: abladwell@venicegondolier.com


Basic facts about hearing loss


Hearing Loss
Association of America
(HLAA) states that about
48 million people in the
nation have some level of
hearing loss.
HLAA gets its num-
bers from federal and
demographic sources
such as the National
Health Interview Survey
(NHIS), which estimates
the number of deaf
and hard-of-hearing
persons in the United
States. NHIS provides a
brief overview, in round
numbers, of what these
and other surveys offer
as partial answers to the
question of how many
people with some level
of hearing there are in
the U.S.


HLAA is the nation's
foremost membership
and advocacy organiza-
tion for hearing loss. Its
clear, straightforward
message has changed
the lives of thousands of
people over two decades.
Hearing loss is a daily
challenge you can over-
come. You do not have to
hide your hearing loss.
You do not have to face
hearing loss alone.

Statistics
About 20 percent of
adults in the U.S. -
48 million people -
report some degree of
hearing loss.
At age 65, one out
of three people has


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Embracing Our
Differences
displays artwork
The 10th an-
nual Embracing Our
Differences exhibit
opened March 31 in
three locations across the
Sarasota and Manatee-
county area, thanks to a
grant from the William
G. and Marie Selby
Foundation: Sarasota's
Island Park (through
June 2); Anthony T.
Rossi Waterfront Park in
downtown Bradenton
(now closed); and at
North Port High School
(through 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:
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Mobile Meals
volunteers
Venice Area Mobile
Meals Inc. provides an
essential meal service
six days a week to
residents of the Greater


Venice area who cannot
prepare a meal due to
a physical or mental
disability. Volunteers are
needed to manage office


hearing loss.
Sixty percent of the
people with hearing loss
are either in the workforce
or educational settings.
SWhile people in
the workplace with the
mildest hearing loss
show little or no drop
in income compared
to their normal hear-
ing peers, as hearing
loss increases, so
does the reduction in
compensation.
About two to three of
every 1,000 children are
hard of hearing or deaf.
An estimated 30
school children per 1,000
have hearing loss.
The number of
people with hearing loss
is rapidly increasing due


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Many people with
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articles offering tips on
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HLAA website discusses
coping strategies at hear
ingloss.org.

-Sources: National
Information Center on
Deafness and Other
Communication
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National Council on Aging
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* EVENTS

* WEDNESDAY
Free Forum, Invasive Species
& the Law:9 am SWFWMD Bldg 6750
Fruitville Rd (SR780); 5 speakers -
State & local gov; 941 361-6512
KMI Exhibit, Explore 37
years of Kentucky Military Institute in
Venice; Venice Museum & Archives,
351 Nassau St.S, Venice, 486-2487
Free Healing Clinic,


4:00-7:00pm Angel Ministries 2269
South Tamiami Trail, 3A Venice, FL
34293, 941 492-4995

* THURSDAY
Beginner Tai Chi, Beginner
Tai Chi, every Thursday, Venice Comm.
Ctr, Room G, 326 S. Nokomis Ave. $6.00,
10:30-11:30 am. 941-492-2167
Loveland Follies, 5/30-6/2,
Thur-Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm Venice Theatre
488-1115"A Really Big Shoe, The Life
and Times of Ed Sullivan!"


In order to provide "one-stop shopping"for area event listings, the
Venice Gondolier Sun is consolidating 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.venicegondoliersun.com. On the left, click on
"Community Calendar,"then click on "Submit Event"and fill in the appro-
priate fields. You must enter the location, address and phone number in
the "Print Edition Text" box for it to print.
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.


Hermitage names summer residency winners


FROM HERMITAGE ARTIST
RETREAT

The Hermitage
Artist Retreat, along
with its partner, the
Florida Alliance for
Arts Education (FAAE),
recently announced the
winners of the 2013 State
Teachers Artist Residency
(STAR) program.
Rocky Bridges, Polk
County visual art-
ist; Ramiro Malagon,
Broward County


composer; Kristen
Rodriguez, Broward
County writer; Melanie
Webb, Duval County
writer; and Beverly
Williams, Polk County
visual artist, are all
Florida arts educators
who will spend four
weeks of their summer
vacations as artists-
in-residence at the
Hermitage.
"This is our third
summer hosting Florida
artists who work


during the year as arts
educators," said Bruce
E. Rodgers, Hermitage
artistic director. "These
are our only residencies
that have an application
process, administered
by FAAE. It's open to all
Florida arts teachers, and
we are very proud to say
it's been a very success-
ful program, which has
brought us some very
talented Florida artists
who also happen to be
teaching our children."


Rocky Bridges teaches
sculpture, painting,
drawing and art his-
tory to 12th-graders at
Harrison School for the
Arts in Polk County. He
discovered the world of
visual art at an early age,
stimulated by being able
to combine art categories
such as painting and
drawing, sculpture and
photography, even some-
times including poetry.
This mixing of media
became a way to express


his creativity and contin-
ues today as a catalyst for
his work, which includes
discarded objects rein-
vented in aesthetically
ordered settings.
Ramiro Malagon
teaches music in grades
K-five at Discovery
Elementary in Broward
County. His artistic
passion includes guitar,
both contemporary and
classical, along with
composition.
He began playing at


age 12, and continued
with formal training
at the Puerto Rico
Conservatory of Music.
Malagon has also cowrit-
ten a book, "Historia
de la Musica de Puerto
Rico," translated as "The
History of Music from
Puerto Rico."
Kristen Rodriguez is
a media specialist for
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not necessary. Training is
provided. Call 941-488-
1889 or visit VeniceArea
MobileMeals.com.

Volunteers needed
Sunset Lake Village,
1121 Jacaranda Blvd.,
Venice, seeks volunteers
to help residents with
activities, such as calling
bingo, discussing current
events, leading a remi-
niscence group, playing
card games and hosting
chat groups. To sign
up as a volunteer, call
941-497-1117.

Hospital seeks
volunteers
Volunteers are needed
at Venice Regional
Medical Center in a va-
riety of areas that reach
out to those in need, as
well as cashiers in the
thrift store, coffee cafe
and gift shop. Those who
have four hours a week
to share with others can
call the VRMC Volunteer
Office at 941-483-7050
for more information.

Medicare
volunteer training
Associated Medicare
Patients will conduct
Medicare training
for volunteers at the
Small Appliance Repair
Building at Venice Senior
Friendship Center,
2350 Scenic Drive. The
training is held each
Wednesday from 10 a.m.


to 2 p.m. Special em-
phasis will be on the
effect the new healthcare
legislation will have on
Medicare beneficiaries.
For more information,
call Beverly Gerry at 941-
584-0051 onWednesdays,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Welcome Club
Newscaster Linda
Carson from ABC News 7
will speak at the June 20
luncheon meeting
of the Welcome Club
of Sarasota. The lun-
cheon will take place
at 11 a.m. Prospective
members are welcome
to reserve by calling
941-388-0924 or visit
WelcomeClubSarasota/
manatee.com.

Venice craft
festival
The popular downtown
Venice craft festival
returns Saturday and
Sunday, June 15-16,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
Miami Avenue, 220 W
Miami Ave. Admission is
free. The finest crafters
in the country will set
up booths during this
first-rate outdoor, juried
craft showcase featur-
ing a vast array of craft
media. Festival produc-
ers are American Craft
Endeavors and Howard
Alan Events. A portion of
the proceeds will benefit
Venice Main Street.

DogVacay.com
lists pet sitters
DogVacay.com lists
homes where people
can let their dog stay


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

Habitat volunteers
sought
The Habitat ReStore
needs volunteers to
work the 1 to 5 p.m.
shift weekdays. Call the
ReStore at 941-493-0529.
The Family Services
Department seeks
volunteers to serve on
the Family Support
Committee. Committee
members must attend
meetings once a month
and act as a mentor to a
Habitat family as needed.
The Habitat for
Humanity office seeks
volunteers Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday,
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Customer service and


computer skills are
essential.
A volunteer to help
with aluminum can
pickups also is needed.
For more details,
call the office at
941-493-6606.

Literacy
volunteers
Literacy Volunteers of
South Sarasota County
seeks tutors to work with
adults who need help
improving their reading
and writing skills or who
are learning English as a
second language. Tutors
spend one to two hours a
week with their students,
one-to-one, plus another
hour or two in prepara-
tion. Most tutor/student
pairs meet in a public
library for the tutoring
session. The next tutor
training will be held in
July on two successive
Saturday. For more
information about tutor-
ing or other volunteer
tasks, call 941-488-8994
or email LVSSC@verizon.
net.

Tidewell Hospice
volunteers
Tidewell offers orienta-
tion for new volunteers


at its Venice administra-
tive office at 220 Wexford
Blvd. July 15-17.
Volunteers are needed
in the office, at the
Hospice House, in
private homes for respite
care, as friendly visitors
at area nursing homes,
at the Venice Treasures
Thrift Shop and more.
Contact Linda Pierce,
941-441-2003, pierce@
tidewell.org, or Mary
Bodner, 941-441-2021,
mebodner@tidewell.org,
or visit:
Tidewell.org.

Hurricane
Madness
blood drive
A Hurricane Madness
blood drive will be
held at Venice Regional
Medical Center, 540
The Rialto, Venice,
Friday, June 7, 7 a.m.
to 7 p.m. to help secure
the blood supply at
the hospital during
hurricane season.
"Hostages" will be-
come hometown
heroes they'll be
put in a bucket on a
bucket truck and be
held until they bring
in 10 donors. Food
donations and raffle
items are sought. Call


941-270-1144 or visit
OneBlood.org.

Teachers' special
at Orlando
To thank educators for
their contributions to the
lives of Florida students,
Blue Man Group at
Universal Orlando and
the Florida Education
Foundation offers special
discounted tickets to
performances through
July 7.
Blue Man Group en-
gages audiences with its
unique combination of
animated comedy, ener-
getic music and stunning
theatrics. Educators
can visit either the Just
for Teachers website or
the Florida Education
Foundation website and
fill out a registration
form. Teachers can then
download and print a
ticket coupon that allows
them to purchase tickets
by contacting the Blue
Man Group box office
at 407-258-3626 or by
visiting the box office in
person and identifying
themselves as a Florida
educator. In person,
teachers must show the
ticket coupon, a match-
ing valid photo ID and
proof of employment.


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SUN NEWSPAPERS


CERT volunteers hold hurricane drill


SUN PHOTOS BY
ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH,
eallen@sun-herald.com
Richard Schmelke, Community
Emergency Response Team
coordinator, writes down
information during a drill
sponsored by Sarasota County
to help test North Port CERT
members. On Wednesday
morning, the simulation called
for local volunteer members
to be on standby following
the anticipation of "Hurricane
Zoey, a Catergory 3 storm"
making landfall somewhere
on Florida's west coast.


Community Emer-
gency Response Team
member and ham radio
operator Rick Brown
adjusts his receiver
Wednesday during a
CERT drill outside the
George Mullen Activity
Center in North Port.


New foreclosure filings drop


By BRENDA BARBOSA
STAFF WRITER

New foreclosure filings
have dropped again in
Sarasota and Charlotte
counties, a trend that has
been holding since the
beginning of the year.
According to the
Charlotte County Clerk
of Courts, new filings
in Charlotte dropped to
a total of 126 in April,
from 170 in March. In
February, total new
filings were 131, and in
January, that number
was 181.
Sarasota County
reported a similar trend,
with 261 new filings in
April, compared with
337 in March. Earlier in
the year, there were 341
filings in February, and
356 in January, according
to the clerk of courts.
In April 2012, Charlotte



AIRMAN
FROM PAGE 1

sleeves with colored bullets
so we could see who hit the
target.
"After gunnery school
I was shipped to Boise,
Idaho, where our B-24
crew was formed up. Our
crew, the other nine guys
and me, were going to
be living together, eat-
ing together and doing
everything together all at
the same time," Belleson
recalled.
The crew of "Princess
Pat," their Liberator,
arrived in Wales in the


reported 186 new filings,
while Sarasota had 411.
But while the numbers
appear to be a bright
spot in a housing market
that still is nursing itself
back to health, some
foreclosure experts worry
new legislation passed
by state lawmakers
last week will flood the
market with foreclosed
properties that have
been languishing in the
court system for years.
Last week, the state
Legislature passed
SB 1852, which commits
about $21.2 million to
the state court system for
"technology solutions"
and resources to speed
up foreclosure cases
and reduce the pending
foreclosure-case backlog,
as part of a multi-state
settlement reached last
year.
Florida is receiving


spring of 1944 and flew
out of Horsham Air Base
near St. Fair, England.
They were close to
Norwich.
"We joined the 457th
Bomb Group, 755th
Squadron, 8th Air Force.
We lived in what had been
a base for Royal Air Force
officers. We had apart-
ments with fireplaces. We
lived like kings.
"Our first mission was
to Frankfurt, Germany,
on March 2, 1944. We
probably had 100 or more
bombers on that flight.
A polka-dotted bomber
was our leader's ship and
the one we formed up
on. It circled the field for


PHOTO PROVIDED


Wes Belleson is pictured in England during World War II, when
he flew as the tail gunner on a B-24"Liberator"in the 8th Air
Force from Horsham Air Base near Norwich.


about $200 million as
part of a $25 billion
settlement between
attorneys general across
the country and five of
the nation's major lend-
ers who were linked to
foreclosure abuses dur-
ing the infamous "robo-
signing" controversy.
Although it still
remains to be seen
how much money will
be distributed locally,
funding will be used to
hire senior magistrates
to preside over cases,
and to improve technol-
ogy, which will help
streamline the process to
whittle down thousands
of pending cases.
In Charlotte County,
for instance, there are
about 2,800 pending
foreclosure cases as of
April 29, according to
Sheila Mann, spokes-
woman for the 20th


an hour or more as we
formed into groups and
headed for France.
"Our biggest fear was
from flak. The Germans
would send up a fighter
to determine our altitude
and, after it radioed the
altitude down to the guns
on the ground, we'd start
getting hit.
"German fighters mostly
stayed away from the
bomber formation out on
the horizon. With
100 bombers each with 10,
.50-caliber machine guns,
the fighters wanted nothing
to do with us," he said.
What Belleson remem-
bers most about his first
mission was the crew's
lack of machine guns.
"Before we made our
first mission, we were
given a lesson on how
to clean our guns in our
airplane. They forgot to
tell us not to oil them," he
said. "We were out over
the Channel and decided
to test our guns. Normally
we'd warm them up by
shooting a few rounds
before we hit the French
coast and the enemy.
"Because I was the
armorer, I had to climb
out of my tail turret, walk
through the bomb bay
and go up to the twin .50s
in the nose. It was my job
to try and get the machine
guns going," Belleson said.
"I took my gloves off, got
out where the guns were
and tried to charge them.
It was so cold I thought
my hands were going to
fall off.
"I couldn't get the guns
working. Then we found
out all the guns wouldn't
fire because we had oiled
them and the oil had


Judicial Circuit, which
encompasses Charlotte,
Collier, Glades, Hendry
and Lee counties.
In Sarasota County, the
backlog is even greater,
with cases pending back
as much as five years.
"It is not uncommon
for a case to last well over
a year," said Sarasota
foreclosure attorney
David Hicks. "I have
some cases that go all the
way back to 2008."
One reason for that,
Hicks said, lies in part
with a court system that
is understaffed and over-
run with cases. Another,
he said, has to do with
the banks.
"They don't have the
necessary paperwork
when they file these
actions. They allege or
claim they have that
paperwork, but rarely
can they produce it


frozen in the cold from
our altitude. We flew to
the target, dropped our
bombs and flew back to
England without machine
guns.
It became obvious to
those aboard "Princess
Pat" that attack from
German fighters was
dissipating. Liberator
crews didn't face the
onslaught from ME-109s
and Focke-Wulf 190s that
the B-17 "Flying Fortress"
crews had to deal with in
1942 when they arrived in
England.
Berlin was their worst
combat mission, he
said. Although hundreds
of planes flew these
missions, the German
anti-aircraft flak was
horrendous and deadly.
Belleson and the other
members of the crew
were lucky no one was
wounded by enemy fire,
even though their bomber
sustained severe flak
damage on some of their
missions, including the
flights they made to the
German capital.
"I bet there were only
two or three missions
out of the 33 we flew that
we were able to see the
ground. In Europe it was
always rainy, cloudy or
foggy. We couldn't see
anything most of the
time," he said.
"One of Hitler's major
problems was he was
running out of fuel. You
couldn't run a war without
that black stuff," Belleson
observed. "A lot of their
airplanes were destroyed
on the ground because
they lacked fuel to put
them in the air. This was
one of the reasons they


timely," he said.
Settlement will help
to convert outdated,
manual systems to digital
systems that make every-
thing electronic, Mann
said.
"A large portion of that
(settlement money) went
to technology, and they
are looking at something
called a judicial viewer,
which means judges can
look at everything from
the bench to be able to
go through the file and
get what they need,"
Mann said.
It took months for
Attorney General Pam
Bondi and state legisla-
tors to strike a deal for
how to use the money.
Initially, Bondi did not
want legislators to have
access to the money.
But she was able to get
lawmakers to promise
that the money would


be used generally to aid
homeowners and others
harmed by foreclosure
fraud.
Housing advocates,
however, say the money
won't help those who lost
homes as a result of the
scandal.
"What does our state
government do with the
money that they get from
the banks for settling
these things? They give
it to the court system so
they can push the fore-
closures through quick-
er," Hicks said. "What
happened to the person
who was wrongfully
foreclosed upon? What
happened to the citizen
of the state of Florida
(who) has property rights
that were ignored? They
get a check that doesn't
even cover their moving
costs."
Email: bbarbosa@sun-herald.com


SUN PHOTO BY DON MOORE
Wes Belleson of Venice today. He recently turned 90.


didn't attack our bomber
groups as readily as they
had earlier in the war."
After the war, the former
B-24 tail gunner went in
the grocery business with
his father in Minneapolis.
His dad had owned a
mom-and-pop grocery
before Wes went to war in
the 1940s.
"My dad started having
union troubles in the
grocery business after
the war. We decided to
sell out and go in the
men's clothing business
in Edina, a nice suburb of
Minneapolis, in 1948," he
recalled. "After my father's
death a few years later
from a heart attack, I took
over and ran Belleson's
Men's Store until 1975."
He and his second wife
moved to Florida several


years later. She died a few
years ago, and he married
for a third time.
"I ended up with a third
wife down here in Florida.
They were all angels," the
old airman said with a
smile. He has two chil-
dren, Leslie and Jim.
Talking about the
service to his country in
WWII, Belleson observed,
"It was the greatest thing
that happened to me in
my life. Four of us in our
crew are still alive the
co-pilot, bombardier,
another gunner and me."
If you have a war story
or a friend or neighbor
has one, email Don
Moore at donmoore39@
gmail.com, or call him at
941-426-2120. Visit www.
donmooreswartales.com
for more war stories.


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WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013


Chorus of the Keys


gives music scholarships


FROM SARASOTA CHORUS
OF THE KEYS

The award-winning Sarasota
Chorus of the Keys, Sarasota's
oldest continuous arts organiza-
tion, awarded two local high
school students the Sheridan
E. Brown Memorial Barbershop
Scholarships, amounting to
$3,000, on May 14 at its regular
rehearsal.
The scholarship program was
started in the late 1970s to help
graduating seniors with their
college expenses in the field of
music.
Andrew Pluta, who attended
Pine View School, won a $1,000
scholarship. He plans to attend
State College of Florida. He
has been in many vocal and
instrumental groups at Pine
View and in the community.
Andrew plans to be in several
vocal groups at State College of
Florida.


Jordan Sanders was the
winner of a $2,000 scholarship.
He is graduating from Braden
River High in Manatee County.
Jordan was in many school
and community music activi-
ties as both a vocalist and an
instrumentalist. He is planning
to attend Berklee College of
Music in Boston to major in
songwriting and minor in music
management.
"We are delighted to give this
award to these two outstand-
ing local students," said John
Hegener, chair of the Chorus
Scholarship committee. "This
is just another example of how
the chorus gives back to this
community in meaningful ways
and further the art of singing.
These two boys have very bright
futures and we look forward to
seeing all they accomplish."
The Sarasota Chorus of
the Keys has more than 100
members. A member of the


Barbershop Harmony Society,
the chorus was formed in 1949
by John Whelan, a visiting
businessman with a desire to
advance and preserve the truly
American style of music that
is the barbershop quartet. The
chorus carries out this mission
today by striving for musical
excellence and performing
frequently for the broadest
possible spectrum of Southwest
Florida audiences.
Winning the Florida State
Championship in 2004 and
2009, it is one of the top
choruses in the state. It is
committed to contributing
to the cultural development
of the community through
responsible public service and
providing charitable support
to benefit music educators and
young people participating in
those programs.
For more information, visit
ChorusOfTheKeys.org


DOG
FROM PAGE 1

Companion
service
Wood first learned
about Canine Assistants
following surgery in 2007
at Emory University
Hospital in Atlanta,
which is near her
hometown. She and her
parents moved to Venice
13 years ago. Her father
died in 2008.
Wood had a spinal
cord stimulator inserted
to relieve pain because,
she said, narcotics did


not bring any relief.
During the week-and-
a-half trial period the
time needed to make
sure the implant would
work -Wood met a
woman at the hotel they
were staying in who was
getting her second dog
from Canine Assistants.
She suggested Wood
look into the program
at nearby Alpharetta,
which she and her
parents did.
"It is the most magical
place, with beautiful
rolling hills," Wood said.
"When we pulled in, I
asked, 'Can I move in?'
It is gorgeous and all
so welcoming, and the


Fuji's home within her new home with Kristan Wood. The
service dog eats in the kennel and is free to enter or exit it at
will.


WINNERS
FROM PAGE 3

School in Broward
County. More than
teacher and librarian,
Rodriguez sees herself
as an orator, writer,
filmmaker, editor and
role model who can help
inspire life-long learning.
Her specific area of
interest is historic fiction
and has already had
one play presented by
Renaissance re-enact-
ment group the Adrian
Empire. Her goal over the
summer is to complete a
full-length play.
At Douglas Anderson
School of the Arts in
Duval County, Melanie
Webb teaches creative
writing to ninth-graders,
and junior fiction and
critical theory to grades
nine, 11 and 12. She
believes in, and tries to
compel her students to
see, writing as a force
that inspires one to look
more closely, think more
clearly, elaborate more
fully and consider more
openly.
She is looking forward
to using her time at the
Hermitage to use her
artistic energy to develop
several short stories and
at least one poem.
BeverlyWilliams is a
visual artist who teaches
visual arts for grades
six, seven and eight at
Union Academy Magnet
Middle School in Polk
County. She considers
herself a pastel artist but
would like to explore a


new body of work this
summer called "Vignettes
of Life."
The collection she
envisions includes
incorporating founded
objects with symbolic
meanings. There is also
a cast of characters;
the setting is a circus
stage. Williams plans to
incorporate paint, glazes,
antiquing and collage, as
well as develop stories or
artist statements involv-
ing each piece. She looks
forward to being able
to focus on her artwork,
broaden her horizons
and transition artistically
to the next level.
"The STARs will
be at the Hermitage
from Monday, July 15,
until Sunday, Aug. 11,"
Rodgers said. "All have
expressed interest in
networking with other
artists, and some have
even mentioned the op-
portunity to collaborate
with their peers.
"A free public program
has already been sched-
uled for Friday, Aug. 9. We
hope you will mark your
calendars to come out and
see where this journey
takes the STARs of 2013."
State Teachers Artist
Residency Program was
begun in 2011 by the
Hermitage and FAAE,
which administers the
application and selec-
tion process. Each year,
Florida arts teachers
can apply for a four-
week residency at the
Hermitage through this
statewide organization.
Five are selected in a
variety of categories that


people who work there
are the most wonderful
group of people. We
toured the farm that
Jennifer Arnold founded
in 1991."
In a "Welcome" letter
on the organization's
website, Arnold says she
was diagnosed with mul-
tiple sclerosis as a teen
and spent two years in
a wheelchair. She talks
about why she started
the program.
Her father, a physi-
cian, had learned about
a California organization
that trained service
dogs to help those in
wheelchairs. He wanted
to start one on the East
Coast, but he soon died.
After a while, Arnold and
her mother started the
program in Georgia.
"I fully understand
the needs and concerns
of others with physical
disabilities and special
needs," Arnold says on
the website, explaining
what Canine Assistants
means to her. "I under-
stand the urgency in
the voice of the young
girl who has cerebral
palsy when she begs
us to hurry and train a
dog for her because she
doesn't want to be alone
anymore."

include music, visual arts
and creative writing.
The FAAE is a state-
wide service organization
that works to ensure that
all Florida students have
a complete education
that includes the arts.
For more information on
the application process
or the organization,
contact CarollVick, at
the Florida Alliance for
Arts Education by calling
407-488-9951 or visit:
FAAE.org.
The Hermitage Artist
Retreat, a not-for-profit
artist retreat, is at 6660
Manasota Key Road,
Englewood. It brings
accomplished paint-
ers, sculptors, writers,
playwrights, poets,
composers and other
artists from all over the
world for extended stays
on its 8.5-acre campus.
Artists are asked to
contribute two services
to the community dur-
ing their stay. So far,
Hermitage artists have
touched more than 8,000
Gulf Coast community
children and adults with
their unique and inspir-
ing programs.
In addition, the
Hermitage awards and
administers the presti-
gious Greenfield Prize, an
annual $30,000 commis-
sion for a new work of
art, rotated among three
disciplines: visual art,
music and drama.
For more information
about The Hermitage
Artist Retreat, call
941-475-2098 or visit
HermitageArtistRetreat.
org.


SUN PHOTOS BY AUDREY BLACKWELL


Kristan Wood, right, meets Irish, a golden retriever presented
by Marie Cohen, standing left, of Canine Assistants, at Sam's
Club in Sarasota April 19, 2012. Wood was on the list to receive
an assistant dog in 2013. Her mother, June, seated left, and
friend Linda Banister look on.


For more informa-
tion about Canine
Assistants, to apply for a
service dog or to donate
to this organization


that only accepts
private donations, visit:
CanineAssistants.org.
Email:ablackwell@venicegondolier.com


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BBQ Bash benefits


Speech Clinic

Sertoma Club of Venice President-elect Kevin Hagan, left, receives
a check for $7,500 from Don Fisher, of Suncoast Foundation for
Handicapped Children. The money is part of the revenue from the
BBQ Bash, one of the largest fundraisers in the city. The event draws
famous barbecue chefs from around the country. Sertoma Club
members volunteer at the event, ensuring its success. The money
goes toward the Sertoma Speech Clinic and other local charities.
The speech clinic helps children with speech disorders. Services are
offered at the South County Family YMCA at minimal cost, with help
available for those who need it. Visit VeniceSertoma.com, or call
941-882-0170.


Tune Up


SUN NEWSPAPERS 5B





WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013


I LOS ANGELES TIMES CROSSWORD


ACROSS
1 President of Syria
6 Foreigner, to a
Polynesian
11 Many SSI
recipients
14 Rich kid in
"Nancy" comics
15 K.T, of country
16 Bounce
17 Hit a ball caught
by Ted Williams,
say
19 Future flounders
20 Motorola
smartphone
21 On the line
23 Bar order in a
very small glass
25 Potter's oven
27 Seat of Garfield
County,
Oklahoma
28 "Mazel !"
29 Outdoor sport
with sticks
32 Rock or horse
follower
34 Firewood wood
35 Bug on the
phone
38 Solo performance
42 Reference
ending
44 Grammar school
sequence
45 Tried to collect
unemployment
benefits, say
50 UPS delivery
51 Polluted Asian
sea
52 'The Galloping
Gourmet"
53 "... baked in _
54 Garage event
57 Bank holding
59 Short life story?
60 Longtime Cuban
leader
64 Barcelona bear
65 Get a chuckle out
of
66 Showed
dissatisfaction,
fan-style
67 Itch
68 Move to new soil
69 Run through 57-
Across
DOWN
1 Weimaraner
warning


2 San Juan sun
3 Made room on a
crowded bench
4 Heads-up
5 Ignoramus
6 Sweatshirt with a
head cover
7 Syst. with hand
signals
8 Poisonous
flowering shrub
9 Hitchhiker's hope
10 Tolkien's
Treebeard et al.
11 Got smaller
12 Dugout
newcomer
13 Quick
18 Polynesian
carving
22 Computer wonk
23 Stash
24 Kachina doll
maker
26 Me. retailer,
initially
29 Destined
30 Bray beginning
31 Philosopher
William of_,
known for his
"razor"
33 Drives away
36 Cavity filler's
org.


37 Paid for
everyone, as the
tab
39 Step stealthily,
informally
40 World Golf Hall of
Famer Isao
41 Swift sled
43 Bar pint
45 Oxymoronically
named British DJ
Slim
46 Poker declaration


47 Coral reef
enclosure
48 Sleeve band
49 Camaro _-Z
53 Greek fable
writer
55 Miles away
56 Garnish for a
Moscow Mule
58 Arrests
61 That, in Spanish
62 Bug-eyed TV dog
63 Peculiar


I GOREN BRIDGE

WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS


Q 1 Vulnerable, as South, you hold:

4 K Q 10983 A 1095 0 8493

What action do you take?

A It is simply a matter of whether
you open one spade or a weak two
spades. With two defensive tricks and
both majors, we would not dream of
making a weak two-bid. Bid one
spade.

Q 2 Both vulnerable, as South, you
hold:

SAK95 I AK75 84AK65

What is your opening bid?

A Give yourself a fifth card in any
suit and we would recommend a two
club opening. Here, however, you
need a lot of room to find the best
spot, so you would simply open one
club.

Q 3 Both vulnerable, as South, you
hold:

46 9 A 92 A K J 10743 K J

The bidding has proceeded:
NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST
Pass Pass ?
What is your opening bid?

A Opposite a passed partner, give
up all thoughts of slam and worry
about the possibility that opponents
might have game in a major. We
would take the two-way shot of
opening five diamonds and see what
develops.

Q 4 Both vulnerable, as South, you
hold:
4J985423 K Q 1094493

The bidding has proceeded:
WEST N6RTH EAST SOUTH
1A Dbl Pass ?
What action do you take?


A The one thing you must not do is
convert partner's takeout double to
penalties you cannot expect to
take more than two, perhaps three,
tricks on defense, and there is no
reason to expect partner to take four
or five. Your choice lies between two
diamonds, your longest unbid suit,
and one no trump, a slight overbid.
Since partner should realize you
could be under pressure on this
auction, and we do not like taking out
into a three-card suit at the two-level,
we would opt for one no trump.

Q 5 As South, vulnerable, you hold:

4 K J 5 ( A Q76420 8 QJ 9


The bidding has proceeded:
NORTH EAST SOUTH
INT Pass 3Y
3NT Pass ?
What do you bid now?


WEST
Pass


A You need to make a slam
suggestion to partner and, strangely
enough, a bid of four hearts describes
your strength and heart length almost
exactly. With a six-card suit and no
slam aspirations, you would simply
have bid four hearts initially.

Q 6 Not vulnerable, as dealer, you
hold:

6 5 K 9 3 0 K J 109 65 42 48

What is your opening bid?

A Some pre-empt is in order, and
there is no reason why you should not
follow the Rule of Two and Three.
Not vulnerable, bid within three
tricks of what you expect to make
with your long suit as trumps. You
can expect to make six-plus in
diamonds and possibly a heart trick,
so open four diamonds.

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


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horoscopes, movie listings, a bonus

crossword puzzle and a host of other

features. The Sudoku solution still

appears in OurTown.


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


PHOTO COURTEST OF BOBBI AUSTIN


Molly wants a

'furever' home
Molly is a 7-month-old spayed female tortoiseshell kitten
that loves hanging out in the hammock. She is very
friendly and loves affection. Molly gets along well with
other cats. Call Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary, 145
W. Dearborn St., Englewood, 941-681-3877 to ask about
the adoptable animals and about Pampered Pets low-cost
dog grooming and bathing, or visit EARS4life.com.


STAFF REPORT

Now in its third year
of supporting local
charitable organizations,
the Venice Yacht Club
Charitable Foundation
awarded grants totaling
more than $33,000 in its
spring cycle.
In the May 1, 2013 grant
cycle, grants went to:
The Venice Youth
Boating Association, to
support summer and full-
year scholarships
The Child Protection
Center, to provide police
security for the Supervised
Visitation Program
Our Mother's House,
to provide child safety
products
The Venice Area
Pregnancy Care Center, to
provide bassinets, cribs
and mattresses
Rotary Futures, to
provide scholarships
The Englewood
Community Care Clinic,
to purchase medical


equipment and supplies
The Veterans
Emergency Assistance
Fund of State College of
Florida Foundation, for
the endowment base sup-
porting emergency bridge
loans
Safe Place And Rape
Crisis Center, to support a
part-time Child Advocate
The Community
Haven for Adult and
Children with Disabilities,
to purchase equipment
for an adult athletic quad.
The foundation also
designated funds for its
2013 signature project,
Build a Truck Feed the
Hungry, which, in part-
nership with Gulf Coast
Community Foundation,
will provide All Faiths
Food Bank with its first
mobile produce pantry,
"Sprout."
"We were very grati-
fied to be recognized as
a philanthropic partner
in the communities from
which the Venice Yacht


Club draws its members,
receiving 30 grant ap-
plications requesting over
$70,000 in our spring grant
cycle," Foundation Chair
Michael Nemser said. "Our
new spending policy of
granting
80 percent of our dona-
tions allowed us to greatly
expand the level of support
our members collectively
provide the community.
Vice Chair DuPont
Snowden sais, "Our mem-
bership has embraced
our signature project
this year, Build a Truck
- Feed the Hungry. It is
a project that we know
will make a significant
difference in addressing
the hunger problem in our
community.
"We are looking forward
to the June 15 launch
auction and party where
our members will 'build'
Sprout through purchas-
ing Yacht Club naming
rights to parts of the truck.
The next grant


cycle closes Nov. 1. Local
charitable organizations
are encouraged to submit
grant applications. For
more information and
simple application forms,
visit:
VeniceYachtClub.com
and click on the
Charitable Foundation tab
at the top of the page.
The Venice Yacht Club
Charitable Foundation is
a donor-advised fund of
Gulf Coast Community
Foundation. Its mis-
sion is to support and
enhance the cumulative
goodwill of the Venice
Yacht Club membership
to serve the needs of our
community.
To date, the foundation
has donated $90,000 to
support those working
in the areas of health
and education, veterans
and active military, the
environment, youth boat-
ing and civic improve-
ment from Englewood to
Sarasota.


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Where to find cats and dogs
Suncoast Humane Society, 6781 San
Casa Drive, Englewood; call 941-474-
7884.
Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary,
145 W. Dearborn St., Englewood;
941-681-3877; www.ears41ife.com.
St. Francis Animal Rescue of Venice,
1925 South Tamiami Trail, Venice,
941-492-6200.
Racing Dog Rescue Project (grey-
hounds), Sarasota; 941-379-3278.
Humane Society of Sarasota County
Inc., 2331 15th St., Sarasota; 941-955-
4131.
ARC (Animal Rescue Coalition), 1408
State St., downtown Sarasota; 941-957-
1955.
Puffy Paws Kitty Haven, Englewood;
941-623-8904.
Wildlife Center of Venice (to report
injured wildlife), 3252 Border Road,
Venice; 941-484-9657.


Milo is a playful kitty


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OF BOBBI AUSTIN
Milo is a 3-month-old
pure black kitten with
golden eyes. He is ready
to play games and
loves to be on your lap.
Milo likes other cats.
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CLASS ACTS


7B
WEDNESDAY
MAY 29, 2013


FROM SERTOMA CLUB
OF VENICE
Sertoma Club of
Venice honored two
Venice High School
students and a teacher
at its May 16 meeting.
Derek Nickell and
Natalie Wesson were
named Students of the
Month; Beverly Alden
received the Educator
of the Month award.
Derek holds a
4.63 grade-point average
and serves as a board
member of the Spanish
Honor Society, the
Technology Club and
the Republican Club.
He is a member of the
National Honor Society
and participated in cross
country and track.
Derek plans to attend


Students of the Month named


the University of
Florida in Gainesville,
where he will study
engineering.
He is the son of Kyle
and Jill Nickell, of
Venice.
Natalie holds a
4.6 grade-point aver-
age and is ranked No.
10 in her class of 435
students. She is the
first-chair trumpet
player in the Venice
High School Band and
was the drum major
for the 2012 Marching
Indians season.
Natalie is a member
of the Zoology Club and
National Honor Society.
She was named 2012
Furman Scholar, 2013
University of Central
Florida Provost Scholar
and received the


Golden Eagle Award.
Natalie will attend the
University of Florida
to obtain a doctor of
pharmacy degree and
pursue a career in
pharmacy.
She is the daughter
of JimWesson, of
Englewood.
Alden teaches the
transition class at VHS,
which she has done for
about 10 years. Her job
includes establishing a
work experience pro-
gram for special-needs
students to explore
career options and gain
skills for employment.
She initiates opportu-
nities for the transition
students to engage in
meaningful educational
activities and is an ad-
vocate for her students.


PHOTO COURTESY OF SERTOMA CLUB OF VENICE
Sertoma Club of Venice President Alex Moseley, left, congratulates Students of the Month Natalie
Wesson and Derek Nickell, as Greg Miller, who organizes the recognition program, looks on. Not
pictured is Educator of the Month Beverly Alden.


Gov. Scott vetoes


Mote study funding


By AL HEMINGWAY
STAFF WRITER

Using his line-item
veto authority,
Gov. Rick Scott nixed
funding for a marketing
and demographics study
for a Mote research cen-
ter and aquarium to be
located in Punta Gorda.
Although the $75,000
for the study was
removed from Florida's
budget, David Dunn-
Rankin, president and
publisher of the Sun
and chairman of the
fundraising committee
for the project, said the
group plans to move
forward and complete
the project.
"This came as no
surprise. We expected it,"
he said. "The vast major-
ity of governors veto this
stuff. It would have been
a fabulous surprise if it
had gone through."
The concept for an
aquarium started when
former Team Punta
Gorda president Thomas
Kerr, who is also an


education consultant,
brought the idea to the
attention of Mote Marine
Laboratories.
"Tom and Carol Kerr
understand the potential
impact of a tourist and
education facility that
promotes the Charlotte
Harbor environment,"
Dunn-Rankin said.
Kerr said it would
have been a great thing
if the money had come
through, but although
it is a setback members
of the committee will
simply concentrate on
fundraising.
Bruce Laishley
of Southwest Land
Developers, who owns
the parcel that would
serve as a potential site
of the aquarium, has
said there could be an
additional 60,000 square
feet of space allocated
for research and educa-
tion in addition to the
aquarium.
City Marketplace at
West Retta Esplanade,
the Punta Gorda
Housing Authority's East


Marion Avenue site,
and the former U-Save
supermarket on East
Olympia Avenue have
been discussed as pos-
sible locations for the
education center and
aquarium.
Mote vice president
Dan Bebak said Mote
officials have been fol-
lowing the development
of the Charlotte Harbor
area since Hurricane
Charley in 2004 and they
are looking at expanding
their programs here if it
is financially feasible to
do so.
And that is where
a marketing and de-
mographics study is
needed.
According to Dunn-
Rankin, the committee
chose ConsultEcon, a
Massachusetts-based
nonprofit group, to find
out if Charlotte County
could support such a
venture and what size
aquarium would be
needed.
"That's why this
marketing and


demographics study is
so important," Kerr said.
"We need to know what
size aquarium is right
and what type of attrac-
tions would fit."
Dunn-Rankin is hoping
that enough money can
be raised so the study
can be completed by the
fall. He said the com-
mittee was "on target" in
obtaining donations. So
far, he said, it had raised
a "little more than half"
of the funding needed to
complete the study.
"I am very grateful
to Rep. Ken Roberson
and Sen. Lizbeth
Benacquisto for the
work they did," Dunn-
Rankin said.
Kerr said that once the
study is completed, it
will be reviewed to see if
it is a good fit for Mote
and the community.
"I hope they look
upon it favorably," he
said. "It will certainly
raise the confidence
level. That's why we are
doing it."
Email: ahemingway@sun-herald.om


I ACADEMIC NEWS
Jessica Jones, of
Venice, graduated
summa cum laude with
a bachelor's degree
in elementary educa-
tion from Clearwater
Christian College in
Clearwater during the
spring commencement
ceremonies held May 4
at Starkey Road Baptist
Church in Largo. A
graduate of Heritage
Christian Academy in
Englewood, Jessica is the
daughter of Brett and
Bonnie Jones of Venice.


Megan Clipse, of
Venice, was conferred
a master's degree in
Business Administration
from Florida Gulf Coast
University recently. She
received her Bachelor of
Science degree in
accounting from
FGCU in 2011. She is
employed by the univer-
sity at Lutgert College of
Business. Megan gradu-
ated from Venice High
School in 2007. She is the
daughter of Kevin and
Patti Clipse of Venice.


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Festus:


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Festus, named after Marshal Matt Dillon's deputy on the
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SUN NEWSPAPERS


SUN PHOTOS BY FRAN VALENCIC
The Venice Indians football team traveled to jetBlue Stadium in Fort
Myers to cheer for the Venice Indians baseball team.


Nicole Reuss and her daughter
Jocelyn spend time viewing all
the student art at the Venice
Art Center.


Mandy Meyer smiles as she
shows off her art and the
ribbon attached to it at the
Venice Art Center.


Tyson Nutten and Angela Delucca pour drinks at
McDonald's at Biz Town. The students learned
to stockpile drinks before lunch to better serve
customers. They learned to identify favorites and
keep those more plentiful.


Dr. Shari Valencic was recently named the Venice-Nokomis
Rotary Club's Teacher of the Year. Principal Theresa Baus (right)
and Shari both received plaques and enjoyed lunch. Shari
gave an outstanding PowerPoint presentation to the group
showcasing her life as a student and a teacher and identifying
several students with examples of how she impacted their lives.
Shari also received a check from the group.


The Venice Indian Nation showed up to cheer for the Venice
Indians baseball team, and Hannah Via and Brendon Raynor
marked their territory. The Nation was elated to see the Venice
Indians win back-to-back state championships.


Lucy Zahnd managed the McDonald's at Biz Town. She writes
payroll checks for her staff that they would cash before their
shopping and lunch break for the day. Lucy made sure staff was
managing the counter and eating area, especially during the
hectic lunch times.


It's here: 'No more pencils, no more books


FRAN VALENCIC


And, as students used
to say, "No more teacher's
dirty looks." Most readers
can remember that wonder-
ful feeling of freedom that
summer vacation brings.
At Taylor Ranch School,
teachers always lined the
bus lane waving goodbye to
the boys and girls, and then


when the students were out
of earshot, sending up a
loud cheer.
Sometimes in fun, the buses
would slow down and teachers
would shout, "No, no keep
going."
One of the teachers would
play "Celebration" in his class-
room. Everyone has memories.

Biz Town
Venice Elementary School
fifth-grade students raised
$3,800 this year selling pies
and cakes to fund their trip to
Biz Town in Tampa. Students
managed a McDonald's,
cashed paychecks at a bank
and experienced the concept
of work.
About 100 students


participated in the project.
Teachers spent hours prepar-
ing students for this econom-
ics lesson that included math,
reading, writing, listening,
following directions and most
important, thinking skills. The
students thrived.

State Champs Again
Congratulations, Venice
Indians baseball team, on
your back-to-back state
championships. Thank you for
a spectacular season.

Coloring outside
the lines
Thanks to the Elizabeth
and Ed Cambell Foundation,
art students in South County


received a shout-out for their
soaring spirits. "This is my fa-
vorite show of the year," Venice
Art Center director Mary
Morris, said as she introduced
the artists.
Students loved showing
off their work to each other
and family and friends. Some
ribbon winners who received
cash prizes would be saving
for college and art classes. The
art center filled with ladybugs,
dragons and superheroes was
alive with a creative energy
that sent sparkles through the
air.

One of our best
The special person of this
week is Heatherly Faulkner.
This nice lady traveled


with the fifth-grade Venice
Elementary School students
to Biz Town in Tampa. She
spent the day with the
McDonald's crew offering tips
and encouragement.
Being a Publix bakery ex-
pert, Heatherly brought about
20 cakes, frosting and deco-
rating tips to Dr. Valencic's
fifth-grade classroom at
Venice Elementary School
and taught the boys and girls
how to frost and decorate
their own cakes. Each student
and the teacher went home
with a decorated cake of their
own design.
Heatherly Faulkner is one
of the parent volunteers and
Publix community helpers
who make Venice a great place
to live.


John Simeoni (left) and Caleb Courville celebrate their work
at the student art show at the Venice Art Center. John created
a sensational dinosaur mobile that was Best in Show. Caleb's
superhero award-winning painting will be hung above his bed
in his room.


Art teachers Marcia Brown
(left) from Taylor Ranch School
and Barb Sirpilla from Venice
Elementary enjoy showcasing
student art at the annual
South County Student Art
Show at the Venice Art Center.


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Tori Kranz (left) and Dida
Sluzarek enjoy getting
off their feet and taking a
lunch break at Biz Town in
Tampa. The duo and their
fifth-grade classmates from
Venice Elementary spent the
day learning about business
management and imple-
menting lessons and skills
practiced in their classrooms
before heading to Tampa.


Fifth-grade students from Venice Elementary School listen
to instructions for their work day at Biz Town in Tampa. Each
student had a work assignment and had to follow schedules
for shopping, working and breaks, including lunch. They had
several group meetings during the day.

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Venice High School students Sydney Austin (left) and Tali Ursel
collaborated on a first-place-winning collage for the student art
show at the Venice Art Center.


When it comes to Venice High School spirit, these girls know
how to bring it. They are, from left, Sandra Kerrigan, Lisa
Savino, Rhiannon Swirlen, Zoe O'Toole and Julia Dorsett.


Lucy Zahnd (left), Cassy Reckahn and Eli Cole receive instruc-
tions from Heatherly Faulkner about time management while
working at the McDonald's at Biz Town. Heatherly works at
the Publix Bakery in Venice, so her supervising skills are well
practiced.


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111 W. Oak St., Arcadia.


JUST2ROCK, (live music), 6 p.m. -10 p.m.
Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St.,
Englewood. 941-475-7501.
SUN DOWN, (live music), 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Ricaltini's Bar and Grille, 1997 Kentucky Ave.,
Englewood. 941-828-1591.
DENNY PEZZIN, (live music), 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Boca Royale Country Club, The 19th Hole Restaurant,
1601 Englewood Rd., Englewood. 941-475-6464.
BELLY DANCING, 6:45 p.m. Greek Grill and
Gallery, 14828 Tamiami Trail, North Port.
941-423-6400.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 6 p.m.- close.
Bandito's, 5665 S. McCall Rd., Englewood.
941-240-2675.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 6 p.m.- close.
Spankey's Bowling Alley, 299 S. Indiana Ave.,
Englewood. 941-240-2675.
JAZZ JAM, 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Cactus Jacks
Southwestern Grille, 3448 Marinatown Lane, North
FortMyers. 239-652-5787.
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., 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
F. 0. E. Eagles #3296,23111 Harborview Rd.,
Port Charlotte. 941-629-1645.
KITT MORAN, (jazz),6 p.m.-9 p.m. J.D:s Bistro Grille,
1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-255-0994.
SHOP AND SWAP PARTY, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
D'Vines first ever Shop and Swap party. Bring a minimum
of five previously adored accessories, (i.e. costume jewelry,
sunglasses, watches, hats, purse, etc.) thatyou can part
with and have some fun. Light snacks will be provided. No
purchase necessary. D'Vines Wine and Gift Emporium, 701 JC
Center Court, Port Charlotte. 941-627-9463.
TRIVIA WITH MIKE, 7 pm.- 9 p.m. Happy hour
all night. Beef 'O'Brady's, 1105 Taylor Rd.,Punta Gorda.
941-505-2333.
DOGS NIGHT OUT,6 p.m.-8 p.m. A nightoutfor
you and your dogs. The first 10 dogs that come dressed for
the evening outwill get a $5 gift certificate to Mom and Pop
Pet Shop. A donation to the Animal Welfare League gets you
$1 towards a drink at the Orange House Wine Bar. Water and
snack for the animals will be provided. The Orange House
Wine Bar parking lot, 320 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda.
941-505-8233.
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.
FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH
PAVILION, 8 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. Certified yoga
instructor with 35 years of experience. Venice Beach
Pavilion.

SThursday


KARAOKE WITH MIZ EDNA,8 p.m.- close.
Rattler's Old West Saloon, 111 W. Oak St., Arcadia.
863-494-6803.
ROCKIT, (live music), 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Ricaltini's Bar
and Grille, 1997 Kentucky Ave., Englewood.
941-828-1591.
KATE KEYS, Free concert 6 p.m. Beyond the
Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd.,
Englewood. 941-474-1400.
IT TAKES TWO, (live music) 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. The
past presidents dinner will be tonight also. Englewood
Eagles #3885, 250 Old Englewood Rd., Englewood.
941-474-9802.
TWICE AS NICE, (live music), 6 p.m. -10 p.m.
Englewood Moose 1933, 6 p.m. -10 p.m. Englewood
Moose 1933, 55 W. Dearborn St., Englewood.
941-473-2670.


p.m. The Celtic Ray, 145 E. Marion Ave., Punta
Gorda. 941-916-9115.
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.
CLASSIC GOLD ENTERTAINMENT, ('50s/
Elvis Music), 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Allegro Bistro, 1740
E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889.





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GULF COAST BANJO SOCIETY, (banjo),
11 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Snook Haven Restaurant, 5000
E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-485-7221.
FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH PAVIL-
ION, 8 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. Certified yoga instructor
with 35 years of experience. Venice Beach
Pavilion.

* Friday

DARRICK SCOTT BAND,8 p.m. Rattler's Old
West Saloon, 111 W. Oak St.,Arcadia. 863-494-6803.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 6 p.m.- close.
Armadillo's, 622 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood.
941-474-2356.
WALLY RUTAN, (live music), 6:30 p.m. -
9:30 p.m. Ricaltini's Bar and Grille, 1997 Kentucky Ave.,
Englewood. 941-828-1591.
COUNTRY EXPRESS, (country), 6:30 p.m.-
10:30 p.m. Englewood Eagles #3885,250 Old Engle-
wood Rd., Englewood. 941-474-9802.
KARAOKE, 9 p.m. The New Faull Inn, 2670
Placida Rd., Englewood. 941-697-8050.
QUIET FIRE, (live music), 7 p.m. -10 p.m.
Rotonda Elks Lodge 2710, 303 Rotonda Blvd.,
Rotonda. 941-697-2710.
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.
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, 7 p.m. 10 p.m.The 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.
BINGO, 5:30 p.m. Port Charlotte VFW Post 5690,
23204 Freedom Ave., Port Charlotte. 941-467-4447.
TORCHED, 8 p.m.- midnight. Joe Cracker, 1020 El
Jobean Rd., Port Charlotte. 941-258-3444.
MILES BOSWORTH, (live music),5 p.m.-
8 p.m. on the patio, The Portside Tavern, 3636
Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-629-3055.
ARCHER, (classic rock), 9 p.m.- 1 a.m. The Port-
side Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-629-3055.
D'VINES FAVORITES WINE TASTING
EVENT, 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Claire Litke returns starting
at 8 p.m. D'VinesWine and Gift Emporium, 701 JC Center
Court, Port Charlotte. 941-627-9463.


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.
lose. Cornhole TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER,6:15 p.m. Englewood
est Saloon, Moose 1933,55W.DearbornSt.,Englewood.941-473-2670.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 6 p.m.- close. Olde
World Restaurant, 14415 TamiamiTrail, North Port.
W DEARBORNST 941-426-1155.
ENRWOOD KARAOKE, 8 p.m.- 11 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings,
ENGL7EWOOD 4301 Aiden Lane, North Port. 941-429-9722.
941.475.7501 KARAOKE BY DJ DON AND JO, 6 p.m. It's
pasta night at the Sons of Italy, $7.50 for members,
and $8.50 for guests. Sons of Italy, 3725 Easy St.,
Rock 7 Port Charlotte. Call for reservations,
OCk7pm ,941-764-9003.
uit Miller 7pm KARAOKE, 6 p.m 9 p.m. With DJ Don. The
democracyy 7pm Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port
Charlotte. 941-629-3055.
GUITAR ARMY, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Gilchrist Park,
Punta Gorda.
FLURGIN, (live music), 8 p.m. Comedy at 10


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KARAOKE WITH THE CONNECTION,
8 p.m.- midnight. Nemos in Bowland, 3192 Harbor
Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941-625-4794.
EMILY ANN THOMPSON, (live music),6 p.m.-
8 p.m.The Celtic Ray, 145 E. Marion Ave., Punta
Gorda. 941-916-9115.
DAVE HEVERON, 6 p.m. 8 p.m. (folk/blue-
grass/original), Big Cheese Eatery, 209 W. Olympia
Ave., Punta Gorda. 941-639-2091.



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DIRTY GRINGOS, (live music), 8 p.m.The
Celtic Ray, 145 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
941-916-9115.
KARAOKE WITH DJ JOHN, 9 p.m.- midnight.
Applebees Venice, 4329 Tamiami Trail, Venice.
941-497-7740.
THE FLASHBACKS/SONNY AND SABLE,
(oldies), 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. Snook Haven, 5000 E.Venice
Ave., Venice. 941-485-7221.
FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH PAVIL-
ION, 8 a.m. Certified yoga instructor with 35 years of
experience. Venice Beach Pavilion.

SSaturday

DARRICK SCOTT BAND, 8 p.m. Rattler's Old
West Saloon, 111 W. Oak St., Arcadia. 863-494-6803.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 5 p.m. to close.
Spankey's Bowling Alley, 299 S. Indiana Ave.,
Englewood. 941-240-2675.
SMOKIN J'S, (live music),6 p.m. -10 p.m. Engle-
wood Moose 1933, 55 W. Dearborn St., Englewood.
941-473-2670.




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ELVIS TRIBUTE DINNER SHOW,starring
multiple award winner Billy Lindsey, $33 + tax. Dinner
6:30 p.m. show 7:30 p.m. Beyond the Sea Restaurant and
Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd., Englewood.
941-474-1400.
KIM JENKINS, (live music), 6:30 p.m. Blue Lagoon
Restaurant, 2000 Oyster Creek Dr., Englewood.
941-475-1030.
GATOR CREEK BAND, (country), 6:30 p.m. -
10:30 p.m. Englewood Eagles #3885,250 Old Englewood
Rd., Englewood. 941-474-9802.
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.
19TH ANNUAL PEACE RIVER CLEAN UP,
9 a.m. -1 p.m.The Navigator Boat Club will organize the
clean-up and a prize will be awarded for the most unique/
unusual item found from the clean-up. If your group,
organization or club would like to help sponsor and/or
donate please contact 941 -627-3474. The clean up will be
at Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Circle, Lake Suzy.
JIM MORRIS, (live music), 2 p.m.- 5 p.m. Nav-A-Ga-
tor, 9700 SW Riverview Circle, Lake Suzy. 941-627-3474.
Cover charge is to donate canned goods and nonperishable
food items.


KARAOKE, 7 p.m. -10 p.m. North Port Family Res-
taurant, 14525 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-426-9885.
NORTH PORT FARMERS/CRAFT MARKET,
8 a.m.-2 p.m. 14942 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-240-
6100.
KITT MORAN, (jazz), 7 p.m.-10 p.m. J.D.s Bistro
Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-255-0994.
KARAOKE, Port CharlotteVFW Post 5690,23204
Freedom Ave., Port Charlotte. 941-4674447.
ZOMBIE UNIVERSITY, (live music), 9 p.m. Porky's
Roadhouse,4300 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte.
941-629-2114.
KARAOKE WITH THE CONNECTION, 8 p.m.-
midnight. Nemos in Bowland, 3192 Harbor Blvd., Port
Charlotte. 941-625-4794.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE,noon-4:30 p.m.
Dean's North of the Border, 23064 Harborview Dr., Port
Charlotte. 941-240-2675.
KARAOKE WITH DJ DON,9p.m.-1 a.m.
PortsideTavern, 3636Tamiami Trail,Port Charlotte.
941-629-3055 or www.theportside.com.


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Waterfront dining, open to the public
1 SAVE $5 OFF I
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Not good on any other offers or Holidays or
Sunday brunch $10.95 all you can eatl 18% Gratuity added before
discount, must present coupon prior to ordering. Expires 6/30/13
Burnt Store Marina
I 3200 Matecumbe Key Rd., Punta Gorda
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PUNTA GORDA FARMERS MARKET,
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Taylor Street and W. Olympia Avenue, Punta
Gorda.
DAVE HEVERON, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. (folk/bluegrass/
original), Big Cheese Eatery, 209 W. Olympia Ave., Punta
Gorda. 941-639-2091.
DIRTY GRINGOS, (live music),The Celtic Ray,
145 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 941-916-9115.
VENICE FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m.-noon.
Centennial Park, Downtown Venice. Local produce,
plants, flowers, crafts,jewelry, soaps, imported oils,
seafood, pastries and more.
THE FLASHBACKS/SONNY AND SABLE,
(oldies), 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.The Allegro Bistro, 1740 E.Venice
Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889.
SEAMUS MCCARTHY BAND, (live music),
7 p.m. -10 p.m. British Open Pub, 2053 TamiamiTrail S.,
Venice. 941-492-9227.
FREE YOGA ATVENICE BEACH
PAVILION, 8 a.m. Certified yoga instructor with
35 years of experience. Venice Beach Pavilion.


*Sunday


BREAKFAST AT ENGLEWOOD ELKS, 8 a.m.-
noon. $6.50 all you can eat. Englewood Elks,401 N. Indiana
Ave., Englewood. 941-474-1404.
SUNDAY BRUNCH, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Beyond
the Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd.,
Englewood. 941-474-1400.
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., FortMyers
Beach. 239-463-2909.
19TH ANNUAL PEACE RIVER CLEAN UP,
9 a.m. -1 p.m. Prize will be awarded for the most unique/
unusual item found from the clean-up. After the clean-up
it's time to party with a purpose from 2 p.m.- 5 p.m. If your
group, organization or club would like to help sponsor and/
or donate please contact 941-627-3474. The clean up will
be at Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Circle, Lake Suzy.
PAUL ROUSH, (live music), 2 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Circle, Lake Suzy.
941-627-3474. Cover charge is to donate canned goods
and nonperishable food items.

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Let's Go!




May 29-June 4, 2013 E/N/C/V


Let's Go! Features Editor


Loveland Follies opens
and gators move east
toward Orlando
With 169,000 miles on my Tracker, I have seen plenty
of road trip attractions in Florida.
This week came word of major changes to two attrac-
tions.
Everglades Wonder Gardens, a family-owned theme
park at Bonita Springs near Estero, closed recently to
prepare for a transformation directed by new owner,
famed wildlife photographer John Brady. He will operate
the attraction as botanical gardens.
Last Wednesday, more than 70 animals, including a
15-foot-long alligator, were transported from there to
Gatorland, south of Orlando.
The menagerie includes raccoons, bobcats, pythons
and boa constrictors, rattlesnakes, white-tailed deer,
scarlet ibis, other alligators and a giant American croco-
dile by the name of"Bonecrusher,"which is nearly 15 feet
long.
Everglades Wonder Gardens opened in 1936. It was
founded by Lester Piper and most recently was oper-
ated by his grandson David. The longtime friends of
Gatorland's president Mark McHugh are happy that their
critters will continue to educate the public.
Gatorland also has five new zip lines and a 150-foot
suspension bridge. Of course there are alligators below.
Call 800-393-5297 or visit: Gatorland.com.
But this weekend, I will be at Venice Theatre for the
Loveland Follies, an annual collaboration of Venice
Theatre and Loveland Center for adults with develop-
mental disabilities. Tickets are just $15 for this heart-
warming show. Read more about it in this edition of Let's
Go or simply call 941-488-1115 for tickets.


Let's Go!
w1 F I r.'-


Fox show brings messy workplaces
to television
By DAVID BAUDER
.\ I' lI I I I \\ 1 1 1 1
This time "you're fired" is more than a Donald
Trump catchphrase. Fox is turning the firing of
real people from real jobs into prime-time enter-
tainment.
Last Thursday, the network aired "Does
Someone Have to Go?"a series where cameras
go into small businesses and employees are
compelled to rat out underperforming colleagues.
At the end, they choose one co-worker to recom-
mend for firing.
"This is the thing they promise to do in retreats
but nobody really does it,"said Mike Darnell,
executive in charge of alternative programming
for Fox.
Darnell and Fox have pushed the boundaries of
reality TV since it was first recognized as a genre,
from the highs of"American Idol"to the lows of
"Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire?" He said
he sees "Does Someone Have to Go?" as a new
direction fora programming form dominated by
singing and dancing competitions.
A firing isn't necessarily mandated proba-
tion or options like anger management coun-
seling are considered. Within the three companies
profiled for the six episodes, Darnell said that
people are fired.
Thursday's first episode focused on Velocity
Merchant Services, a company based in the Chicago
suburbs that sells credit card processing machines.
Sixteen employees participated, and the show
quickly labeled them: the procrastinator, the motor
mouth, the jerk, the slacker and the tattletale.


Let's Go! Editor


Sarasota's the spot
Sarasota seems to be the spot in June. Between the
music festival and Savor Sarasota, the next few weeks
will be full of great music and food.
Page nine tells all you need to know about the start
of the 49th annual music festival in Sarasota, including
what to expect and which events you may want to
attend.
Page 13 lists the restaurants that are featured in this
year's Savor Sarasota. Some restaurants are as close to
home as Venice Island. We understand that the majority
of our readerbase is south of the heart of Sarasota, so
why do we feature Sarasota events? Simple, because
they're worthy of attending, and you may otherwise
not hear of them. While Arcadia, Punta Gorda, Port
Charlotte, Englewood, North Port and Venice may not
have much going on certain weeks, a short drive to
Sarasota may prove to be fun, and a pleasant change of
scenery.
What I think to myself every week while putting
Let's Go! together is how lucky we are to live in our
own little towns that are so closely intertwined. Even
though I live in Punta Gorda, the Venice Brew Bash is
only a 20-minute drive away, and even though Kim Cool
(whose column is to the left), may live in Venice, she'll
attend events and plays in Englewood, or take a boat
cruise from Punta Gorda. But, I guess if I think about
it, where won't Kim travel? (If you are a regular reader,
you probably know Kim writes the weekly road trip
articles).
Speaking of road trip, if Sarasota doesn't seem to be
the place for you with their music and food, just keep
driving until you hit Gainesville and Titanoboa
(page 17).

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OUT AND ABOUT
From page 2

SSunday

TRU KOUNTRY BAND, (country), 1 p.m. -
4 p.m. The Shell Factory, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail,
Fort Myers. 239-677-9734.
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.
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.
CHRISTIAN GOSPEL CONCERT, featur-
ing Bob Hanson, Rossane (Botts) Linders, Tim
Goodman, Jackie Lee Miller, Armand De Genova
and Tommy Pannella. 4 p.m. Pilgrim United Church
of Christ, 24515 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-629-2633.
FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. -1 p.m. History
Park, 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Shop for
vegetables, plants meats and gifts. 941-380-6814.
GUIDED GARDEN TOURS, 1p.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.


SMonday

LEMON BAY BARBERSHOP CHORUS,
6:30 p.m. Rehearsal open to the public. Christ
Lutheran Church, Englewood. 941-429-0215.
TRIVIA, 6 p.m. -10 p.m. The End Zone, 2411
S. McCall Rd. Englewood. 941-473-ZONE.


THE FLASHBACKS/SONNY AND
SABLE, (oldies), 6 p.m. 9 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.
Bandito's, 5665 S. McCall Rd., Englewood.
941-240-2675.
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 in their 2012-13 season. North
Port High School Music Suite, 6400 W. Price Blvd.,
North Port. 941-423-0706.
NORTH PORT CHORALE REHEARSAL,
6:30 p.m. 9 p.m. A community chorus that
residents are invited to join. North Port High School
Music Suite, 6400 W. Price Blvd., North Port.
941-961-9557.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, Port Charlotte
VFW Post 5690, 23204 Freedom Ave., Port Char-
lotte. 941-467-4447.
COMEDY OPEN MIC, 10 p.m.The Celtic
Ray, 145 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
941-916-9115.
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.
FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH PAVIL-
ION, 8 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. Certified yoga instructor
with 35 years of experience. Venice Beach
Pavilion.

STuesday


FREE LINEDANCE, 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Rattler's Old
West Saloon, 111 W. Oak St.,Arcadia.
KARAOKE, 6:30 p.m. Englewoods on Dearborn,
362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-7501.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE,6 p.m.- close. Nikki's
Place, 1599 South McCall Rd., Englewood.
941-234-2675.
EASY ST., (live music), 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Englewood Eagles #3885,250 Old Englewood Rd.,
Englewood. 941-474-9802.
ESCAPE, (live music), 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Englewood Eagles #3885,250 Old Englewood Rd.,
Englewood. 941-474-9802.
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. LakeView Restaurant,
5605 S. McCall Road, Port Charlotte. 941-697-9200.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER,5 p.m. Whiskey
Creek, 2746 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-766-0045.
BINGO, 11 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Charlotte
County Homeless Coalition. Port Charlotte Elks Lodge
#2153,20225 Kenilworth Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-627-4313 ext. 115.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
Nemos in Bowland, 3192 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-625-4794.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE,6 p.m.-close. Dean's
North of the Border, 23063 Harborview Blvd., Port
Charlotte. 941-743-6100.
KARAOKE, 7 p.m. Royal Palace & Yvette's,
4411 TamiamiTrail South, Venice. 941-497-5515.
JAZZ IZZ IT, (jazz), 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. The Allegro
Bistro, 1740 E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889.
SOUTH COUNTY JAZZ CLUB,5:30 p.m.-
8:30 p.m.The South County Jazz Clubwill hold its weekly
jam session at the Ramada Inn,425 Route 41 Bypass
North, Venice. For reservations call 941-308-7700.


FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH PAVIL-
ION, 8 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. Certified yoga instructor
with 35 years of experience. Venice Beach
Pavilion.


Summer Nights Dance at Tringali


PROVIDED BY TRINGALI RECREATION CENTER Summer Nights Dance. The dance will be
held at the Tringali Recreation Center in
Charlotte County Community Services the gymnasium, located at 3460 N. Access
and Tringali Recreation Center presents Rd. in Englewood.


The dance will take place on Saturday,
June 1, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is an
event for middle school students (6 8
graders). There will be music, lights,


games and a safe environment for kids.
So come on out, have fun and put on
your dancing shoes for a great night of
dancing.


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Join Us EveryTuesdayAs Our Son-In-LawTakes Us
On A Culinary Journey To His Homeland, Germany."
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Every Tuesday Night, 4-9 p.m.
Chef Hans Features Traditional
German Dishes Served Just Like Oma!
Come Early! Limited Quantities! Hans Remmers
Regular Menu Also Available. Son-nLaw, Che


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941-474-6195
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Mon. thru Sat. 11 am 9 pm
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as of June 1


PROVIDED BY TRINGALI RECREATION CENTER

Effective June 1, Community Services
has announced Pickleball will be discon-
tinued until October 2013. Pickleball was
held at the Tringali Recreation Center
located at 3460 N. Access Road in


Englewood on Saturdays from 8 11a.m.
For further information on any of our
events please contact the Recreation
Staff at the Tringali Recreation Center at
941.681.3742 or visit our website at www.
charlottecountyfl.gov to check out all our
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By DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT
For 29 years, Jane Corliss and Sam Chavers
have been doing what these days is seem-
ingly impossible running a continuously
successful restaurant on the Suncoast.
An unpretentious, family eatery, Captain
Eddie's Seafood actually had even more
humble beginnings.
"Originally, it started as just retail seafood
market with about four tables,"said Corliss.
"Then, in 2007, Sam and I expanded it and
just about doubled the size."
When you add in the seating from the
outside tiki bar area,


Captain Eddie's now seats about 150 people.
Quite a difference from those early four
tables, but the dedication to serving great
quality local seafood remains the same.
"We buy our grouper right off the boats
and we fillet it here,'Corliss said."It's as fresh
as you can get without being on the boat
yourself."
Captain Eddie's is also one of the only
restaurants in the area that sells only local
Gulf of Mexico shrimp. You can find those
shrimp in steamed appetizers and in dinner
favorites such as stuffed shrimp and any of
the fried platters.


Corliss says that the fried baskets, which could
include fish like grouper, scamp, flounder
or catfish, or shrimp, calamari or crab cakes,
are some of their most popular menu items.
Typically, the portions are a bit smaller than
the other selections.
"We do baskets all day and night,"she
said. "You can come in and get the smaller
amounts for smaller appetites."
Captain Eddie's is the kind of place where
many of the wait and kitchen staff have
been working foryears. If you go there more
than a couple of times, it's likely you will be
remembered as you're greeted. Part of the
reason is the fact that Corliss and Chavers are
very hands-on owners. Either they or one of
their three managers is on-site at all times,
reinforcing the comfortable, family-type
atmosphere.
"We know practically everyone who comes
in here, both locals and snowbirds," Corliss
said.
"It gives you a good feeling inside it's
like having a bunch of friends."
Besides the lunches and dinners that are


served in the restaurant, Captain Eddie's also
has a seafood market there called Admiral
Jane's. In the market, which opens an hour
before the restaurant does each day, you can
find all kinds of fresh, local seafood and items
such as homemade crab cakes, salads and
dips. You can buy everything from the market
to go, just as you can all the prepared dishes
from the menu.
Corliss says that the reason why Captain
Eddie's has been around through economic
highs and lows when others have fallen by
the wayside is their ability to offer a fresh
quality product every single time.
"We're very consistent with what we do,
what we buy and what we serve here;'Corliss


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E/'IN/C/. May 29-June 4, 2013


By SHIRLEY GEORGE
SUN CORRESPONDENT

Mark Asciutto left Brooklyn in 1990 to find
a better life in Southwest Florida. His life
improved after only one week when he met
the woman he would marry one year later.
Besides making his life better, Mark enhanced
the lives of many others when he opened
Visani Restaurant and Dinner Theater in 2005.
However, the site at 2400 Kings Hwy. in Port
Charlotte was originally purchased strictly as
an investment with the intention to sell.
"One day while driving by the property,
I had a vision of a restaurant, completely
finished,"Mark said."When I told my wife, she
thought I was crazy. But my idea wasn't just
fora restaurant; I wanted to combine it with a
comedy theater."
When Mark asked his artistic nine-year-old
son, Demetrio, to draw a sketch of a unique
building, he drew a castle.
"Perfect, except the mote with the alligators
won't pass code,"Mark jokingly told his son."I
wanted a unique building that people would
say,'Wow, that's a really cool place!'I decided
on the name because it sounds Italian and
easy to spell."
Indeed, customers continuously applaud
Visani's excellent cuisine and entertainment.
The main dining room seats approximately 200
people, and there is a smaller room for those
who want dining only. Dinner is served from
3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Visani's maxim:"meals prepared with love."
Visani specializes in live comedy shows
Wednesday through Saturday every week,
featuring nationwide touring comedians. Most
comedians perform'adult clean shows but
some special events feature R-rated comedy.
The staff is happy to select the proper show for
everyone. Greats such as Tommy Chong, Pauly


Shore and Gallagher have performed.
Every Tuesday night is live music, featuring
numerous tribute artists such as Dwight Icen-
hower, an Elvis tribute artist, and nationwide
touring musical acts such as Danny and the
Juniors, The Reflections and The Crystals, who
rock the'castle'at each performance.
Mark managed a Brooklyn restaurant for
eight years, and maintains the restaurant busi-
ness has changed tremendously since the'80s
when food was prepared from scratch.
"Today, many restaurants use pre-made
food ordered from a distributor, then simply
heat, and call it homemade. Not so at Visani;
everything is prepared from scratch on the
premises"Mark stated."Old fashioned cooking
is the best way to eat healthy. Through the
years, we have created many new dishes so the
menu changes daily. Our customers taste what
they haven't eaten anywhere else."
Mark is particularly proud of the homemade
pasta made daily using fresh eggs and durum
flour (just like grandma used to make), cooked
to order, and is offered as an upgrade on most
menu items. Customers still have the option to
order traditional dry pasta, but the fresh egg
pasta greatly changes the flavor profile of the
dish.
A variety of delicious appetizers include a
must-try, mushrooms arreganata. Soup du
jour is offered, and several scrumptious salads
such as a delectable antipasto.
Upper choice black angus steaks are hand
cut fresh daily, charbroiled over a wood-
burning grill, and prepared with a secret blend
of herbs and spices. Other popular entrees
are chicken parmesan, pork marsala, shrimp
fra diabolo and seafood ravioli (yes, they're
homemade).
Save room for a dessert specialty such as
homemade bread pudding with caramel
sauce, Italian cassata cake,vanilla creme
brulee, caramel flan or Zeppole.


Frequent customers, Tim Conte
and Chris Dixon, said,"We've
enjoyed comedians, hypnotists,
various singing groups, and
attended fundraisers. Best place
for excellent food and good service.
Finding Visani was like finding a
jewel in the desert."
Every Friday and Saturday is pasta
night Choose from six delicious
entree selections served with pasta
for only $9.95 each. The menu
changes weekly.
Comedians John Heffron will M
perform June 25 to 29. Winner of the Di
reality show,"Last Comic Standing,"
Tammy Pescatelli, NBC Tonight Show
guest, will perform July 10 to 13, and
Josh Blue in August
Visani is closed on Sunday and Monday
except for special holidays. A'teen-clean'
show will be featured on Father's Day,
June 16.
Visani's fundraisers have helped local
schools, little leagues, food banks, etc.
More than $80,000 is raised every year for
various organizations.
Mark claims that afteryears of perfecting
the dinner theater concept he dreamed of,
he now waits for the day when a franchise
will help him to spread the
dream throughout Florida.
"Snowbirds and tourists are
important to our business,"
Mark said."But this is a perfect
time to tell local residents
that we appreciate them, and
couldn't make it through the
summers without them."
For reservations, call
941-629-9191. Go to
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The Sarasota 49th Annual Sarasota Music Festival


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IF YOU GO


Sujie Kim, a bassoon player, will be one
of the festival performers.


What: The Sarasota Music Festival
When: Monday, June 3 to Saturday, June 22.
Where: The performance venues are: Holley Hall at the Beatrice Friedman
Symphony Center,
709 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, and the Sarasota Opera House, 61 North Pine-
apple Street, Sarasota.
Info: You can buy individual Sarasota Music Festival performance tickets online at
varying prices, through the Events Calendar. The website address is
www.sarasotaorchestra.org/sarasotamusicfestival. You can also call the Box Office at
941-953-3434 or toll-free at 866-508-0611, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. and Saturdays (during the Festival only) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Box Office
opens one hour prior to concerts at each specific venue for walk-up service.

A Festival Pass includes all-access to the complete program of events, classes,
orchestra and artist rehearsals, and ensemble coaching. A full pass covers all three
weeks and costs $75. A one week pass costs $30, a day pass costs $10, and a visitor
oass (for last minute guests) costs $5.


By DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT

In the fall of 1948, Ruth Cotton Butler,
a Sarasota music teacher, decided she
wanted to coordinate an orchestra in her
hometown. With the support of Dr. W.D.
Sugg and J. Lorton Francis of Bradenton
and George Gibbs, an amateur musician
from Venice, they accomplished just
that. The debut of the Florida West Coast
Symphony occurred on March 12, 1949.
Since then, the orchestra's name has
changed to the Sarasota Orchestra,
but the commitment to providing and
nurturing the love of classical music to
the Sarasota community has remained
the same. As a means to that end, the
orchestra will be presenting its annual
Sarasota Music Festival.
For three weeks each June, guest
artists and student musicians from all
over the world converge on the Suncoast
to study and perform chamber music.
It's also an opportunity for the general
public to see how the music comes
together from the inside out.
"This is the 49th year of the festival,
and we're very excited, because next
year will be the 50th,"said RoseAnne
McCabe, Sarasota Music Festival Admin-
istrative Director. "It is a combination
of fantastic inspirational teaching and
incredible performances."
Audiences can not only attend the
performances, they can also sit in on


the student lessons and rehearsals.
That is a very special experience for true
music lovers, because it allows them to
watch as the performers work through
a musical piece to perfect it. Then, if
the viewer attends the live performance
afterwards they can see the end result
and the effectiveness of the changes
that were made.
"It's kind of like an incubator," McCabe
said. "You can attend the master
classes and watch the faculty teach the
students. The students don't do private
lessons while they're here, they have a
public lesson."
Each year, about 500 potential
students apply to participate in the
Sarasota Music Festival, but only
60 are accepted. They are taught by
a world-renowned faculty of musi-
cians, who have come to the Music
Festival from the major international
conservatories. McCabe said that the
faculty usually contains a nice mixture
of both musicians who have taught at
the festival in the past, and some new
additions.
"Some (instructors) have been with us
for a long time, like Joseph Silverstein
(violinist)," she said. "This year, we also
have some young, new faculty members.
Many of them are alumni and partici-
pated in the program."
Throughout the three-week period
of the festival, there are many types of
performances and rehearsals the public


can attend. One of the most interest-
ingly different set of performances will
be a wonderful opportunity for the
students to show off their creativity and
collaborative skills.
"When the students first get here,
they will select what they want to
play and who they want to play with,"
McCabe said. "They form their own
little groups and then have perfor-
mances June 9 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and
June 21 at 3 p.m."


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having an audience,"she said. "It would
not be out of the realm for them to
turn to the audience and ask them how
a passage sounds better. An audience
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By CHRIS KOURAPIS
SUN CORRESPONDENT

A new farmers market is now open for busi-
ness from 4-8 p.m. every Thursday on Dearborn
Street in Englewood.
"Many people were not happy when the
Thursday farmers market closed for the
season"explained Joyce Colmar,who owns
Vino Loco, a Dearborn Street Wine and Tapas
Bottle Shop."Business owners Karen Tyree,
Robin Phillips and I decided to organize an
evening market, one that would attract
workers and others unable to shop during the
day."Colmar owns a large wooded lot located
directly across from Pioneer Park. It's a perfect
spot, especially cool in the evenings, and 15-20
vendors have no problem setting up shop
every Thursday. In fact, the number of vendors
increases every week, according to Colmar,
who offers cheese samples and sells organic
produce at her booth.


The farmers market organizers are
extremely selective about what is being
offered."We don't want this to become a flea
market"added Colmar. Beach Cottage and
Gifts owner Robin Phillips echoed that saying:
"Locals feel neglected at the end of the tourist
season, and we want them to love coming here
in the evening to enjoy a more intimate family
market that sells quality goods. They can
also enjoy a delicious meal as they shop." For
shoppers craving something sweet, Desserts
by Lynn-Hand Crafted Baking offers tantalizing
individual pies and pastries.
Customers Debbie Ward and her family were
happy to discover a variety of quality crafts
on display, and they were especially attracted
to the unique shell jewelry and shell flowers
at Kitty Kloth's booth. One"chrysanthemum"
made up of 50-80 cocina shells takes 3-5 hours
to complete, according to Kloth, but unlike real
flowers that wilt in a few days, shell flowers
can be enjoyed for years.


Relaxing music adds to the fun, and singer/
songwriter Tommy Doerr is one of several
musicians scheduled to perform at the Engle-
wood farmers evening market. A highlight of
every farmers market is its produce, and Fred
Dulas, his mother Carrie and his son Chase
travel from Sarasota every week with locally
grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Deanna and
Lamoureax of HonyBees-R-Us Apiaries are also
on hand each week with raw Florida gourmet
honey. Both are honey experts with a wealth
of information about the benefits of raw versus
processed honey. "Honey is nature's perfect
food. It's the one food that never spoils,"said
Deanna. Photographs depicting Florida birds


and scenes by RobertJ. Schmitt will appeal
to nature lovers. Gardeners will delight when
visiting a booth overflowing with lightweight,
handcrafted garden designs. John Christian has
perfected a technique known as"Hyper Tufa"or
"Trough"'His business, Featherstone Gardens,
offers unique plaques, statues, planters and
ornamental garden accessories that are, as
described, feather light and impressive.
The evening farmers market on Dearborn
Street, located across from Mango Bistro and
Pioneer Park, is scheduled to run through June.
To reserve a booth or get directions call 404-660-
7629. Booths start at $25, but some are available
free of charge for nonprofit organizations.


Charlotte County Community Services invites you to...
Dig Into Reading at our


Kitti Kloth, of Seashell Flowers, sold unique shell jewelry to customers Debbie
Ward, her daughter Aubrey and two nieces, Hope and Jade, at the Dearborn Street
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Saturday, June 1, 2013
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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in front of Regal Cinema


Programs of Charlotte County Government.


Come out and join us for multiple special performers
throughout the day. Meet library staff, receive
information about library programs and pick up your
Summer Reading Log!
ALL AGES WELCOME!
FREE EVENT!
Then join us all summer at
Englewood Charlotte Library
Mid-County Regional Library
Port Charlotte Library
& Punta Gorda Library
for more reading programs.
Please visit
www.CharlotteCountyFL.gov
for each library's schedule
or call 941.613.3160
for more information.


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EVENTS THIS WEEK GO


By DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT


Sarasota is a county full of award-winning
chefs and Zagat-rated restaurants.
There are so many wonderful choices of so
many different types of cuisines here, that
for many people, the only drawbacks are the
price of dining at a highly rated restaurant,
and the ability to try and visit them all.
Lynn Hobeck Bates, of Visit Sarasota, the
website for the Sarasota Convention and
Visitors Bureau, says those are a couple of
the reasons Savor Sarasota was first started
eight years go.
"This is a chance for us to showcase our
culinary options here in Sarasota,"she
said."And it's an opportunity for people to
indulge in multi-course meals for a fixed
price."
For this year's two-week event, there are
43 restaurants participating so far, from
Longboat Key and Lakewood Ranch to
Venice Island. At each of the restaurants,
they will be offering a prix fixe three-course
dinner for only $29. For some of the eating
establishments on the list, that might be
the usual price for an appetizer.
Bates says that diners don't have to buy
tickets or coupons at all. The way you can
get the special price is very simple.
"You can just walk into any participating
restaurant and ask for the Savor Sarasota
menu"she said. "They will all be offering
the special prices from June 1 to June 14"'
Most of the restaurants will also be
offering fixed price lunches for $15.
Though the list may be updated with
more participants before June 1,this is the
current list of Savor Sarasota restaurants:

62 Bistrot. 1962 Hillview Street, Sara-
sota. 941-954-1011.
Barnacle Bill's Seafood, 1526
Main Street, Sarasota. 941-365-6800.
Bijou Cafe, 1287 First Street, Sarasota.
941-366-8111.
Blue Rooster, 1525B 4th Street,
Sarasota. 941-388-7539.


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SARASOTA


RESTAURANT WEEK


BluQue Island Grill, 149
Avenida Messina, Siesta Key. 941-346-
0738.
Cafe Americano, 1409 Main
Street, Sarasota. 941-365-1026.
Cafe Amici, 1371 Main Street,
Sarasota. 941-951-6896.
Cafe Baci, 4001 South Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota. 941-921-4848.
Cafe L'Europe, 431 St. Armands
Circle, Sarasota. 941-388-4415.
Cafe Venice Restaurant and
Wine Bar, 116 West Venice Avenue,
Venice. 941-484-1855.
Caragiulos Italian-American,
69 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota.
941-951-0866.
Chart House, 201 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key. 941-383-5593.
Cosimo's Restaurant &
Catering, 5501 Palmer Crossing
Circle, Sarasota. 941-922-7999.
Crow's Nest, 1968 Tarpon Center
Drive, Venice. 941-484-9551.


Currents Restaurant, 1000
Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota. 941-363-2615.
Darwin's on 4th, 1525 4th Street,
Sarasota. 941-343-2165.
Dry Dock Waterfront Grill,
412 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
941-383-0102.
Duval's New World Cafe, 1435
Main Street, Sarasota. 941-312-4001.
Eat Here, 1888 Main Street, Sarasota.
941-365-8700.
Euphemia Haye Restaurant,
Inc., 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key. 941-383-3633.
Flemings Prime Steakhouse &
Wine Bar, 7001 Siesta Drive, Sarasota.
941-358-9463.
H20 Bistro, 1223 Blvd. of the Arts,
Sarasota. 941-487-3815.
Harry's Continental Kitchens,
525 St. Jude's Drive, Longboat Key. 941-383-
0777.
Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, 35
South Lemon Avenue, Sarasota. 941-366-7788.


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Sunnybreeze Golf Course: Affordable, natural, relaxed


When you step out onto the Sunnybreeze Golf Course, you
know you're somewhere special, somewhere different. There are
no houses backing up to the fairways, and no highway noise to
break the spell. Instead,you're surrounded by 200-year-old oak
trees, pine trees, marshes, ponds and wildlife.
The relaxed pace at Sunnybreeze matches its tranquil
surroundings. "We're a family friendly course, and we allow
walkers at all times of the day," said Bill Baker, who owns
Sunnybreeze with his wife, Kathy.
Sunnybreeze is open to the public but offers membership
options too. For a one-time "partnership fee" of $750 or $1000,
plus $500 for each additional family member, golfers can lock in
lifetime daily, monthly or annual golfing rates. So regardless
how much rates may increase from year to year, Lifetime


Members' rates will never increase.
Bill and Kathy Baker moved to the area from Michigan in 1974 and served as managers of the course until they
bought it in 1977. It began as a nine-hole course but had 27 holes by 1984. In 1991, the Bakers built a 15,000
sq. ft. clubhouse, which was a casualty of Hurricane Charley in 2004.
The couple rebounded with an outdoor lunch spot -- Bistro on the Green -- outside of the pro shop, complete
with an authentic Chickee Hut built onsite by Florida Seminole and Miccosukee Indians. The bistro has a large
lunch menu of soups, salads, sandwiches and more, including the daily special of $1 hot dog and $1 draft beer.
Today, Sunnybreeze offers golfers a choice of a picturesque yet challenging 18-hole course or a nine-hole par
three course.
Sunnybreeze's friendly, relaxed atmosphere is due, in part, to their longtime staff members who make sure
every golfer feels welcome. Pat Rodman has been assisting in the pro shop since 1999. Food service manager
Amy Kyre and course superintendent Rob Cooley make sure those areas run smoothly. Lessons are also
available through instructor/coach Dave Faulk and LPGA pro Bonnie Bryant.
Sunnybreeze often hosts charity events and fundraisers for groups. They also welcome all kinds of business
and social groups that want to schedule regular golf outings.
Sunnybreeze is located at 8135 SW Sunnybreeze Road, technically in Arcadia but near Ft. Ogden. Their
convenient location on the Charlotte/DeSoto county line makes them a piece of serenity that's accessible from all
directions.
The course is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. You'll find directions and more
information on their website, www.sunnybreezegolf.com or call them at 863-494-2521. Bill, Kathy
and the rest of the Sunnybreeze family is waiting to welcome you. Bill and Kathy Baker


Lavanda, 1938 Adams Lane, Sarasota.
941-366-0070.
Libby's Cafe & Bar, 1917 South
Osprey Avenue, Sarasota. 941-487-7300.
Mattison's City Grille, 1 North
Lemon Avenue, Sarasota. 941-330-0440.
Mattison's Forty-One, 7275 South
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 941-921-3400.
Michael's On East, 1212 East
Avenue South, Sarasota. 941-366-0007.
Miguel's, 6631 Midnight Pass Road,
Siesta Key. 941-349-4024.
Mozaic, 1377 Main Street, Sarasota.
941-951-6272.
Ophelia's On The Bay, 9105
Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key. 941-349-
3776.
Pattigeorge's, 4120 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key. 941-383-5111.
Polo Grill and Bar, 10670 Board-
walk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. 941-782-0899.
Pomona Bistro & Wine Bar, 481
North Orange Avenue, Sarasota. 941-706-
1677.
Roessler's Restaurant, 2033 Vamo
Way, Sarasota. 941-966-5688.
Roy's Hawaiian Fusion, 2001
Siesta Drive, Suite 100, Sarasota. 941-952-
0109
Salute!, 23 North Lemon Avenue,
Sarasota. 941-365-1020.
Sangria Tappas Bar, 1532 Main
Street, Sarasota. 941-955-8272.
Savory Street, 411 North Orange
Avenue, Sarasota. 941-312-4027.
Selva Grill, 1345 Main Street, Sara-
sota. 941-362-4427.
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, 5238 Ocean
Blvd., Siesta Key. 941-346-5443.
Supernova Cafe, 1900 Main Street,
Sarasota. 941-366-6610.
Ziti, 3501 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 201,
Sarasota. 941-706-1281.

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restaurants and their menus, please visit the
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Los Angeles Times Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general
audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13)
parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R)
restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than
17 admitted.


OPENING THIS WEEK

After Earth |1 hr. 40 mins. IRated
PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and
some disturbing images.
People were forced to leave Earth a millennium
ago to establish a new home on Nova Prime. Now,
Gen. Cypher Raige (Will Smith) heads Nova Prime's
most-prominent family. Cypher's teenage son,
Kitai (Jaden Smith), feels enormous pressure to
follow in his father's legendary footsteps which
strains their relationship. Cypher and Kitai set out
on a trip to mend their bond, but when their craft
crashes on Earth's hostile surface, each must trust
the other greatly or perish.
Now You See Me 1 hr. 56 min. I
Rated PG-13 for language, some
action and sexual content.
"NowYou See Me" pits an elite FBI squad
in a game of cat and mouse against"The Four
Horsemen'" a super-team of the world's greatest
illusionists."The Four Horsemen" pull off a series
of daring heists against corrupt business leaders
during their performances, showering the stolen
profits on their audiences while staying one step
ahead of the law.

OTHER MOVIES PLAYING
THIS WEEK

Epic I Runtime not provided I
Rated PG for mild action, brief rude
language and some scary images.
Epic tells the story of an ongoing battle
deep in the forest between the forces of good and
evil. When a teenage girl finds herself magically
transported into this secret universe, she must
band together with a rag-tag team of fun and


whimsical characters in order to save their world...
and ours.
Fast and Furious 6 1 Runtime 2 hrs.
10 min. I Rated PG-13 for intense
sequences of violence, intense
sequences of action, language,
mayhem throughout and some
sexuality.
Since Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian's (Paul
Walker) heist in Rio left them and their crew very
rich people, they've scattered across the globe;
however, they must still live as fugitives, unable to
return home to their families. Meanwhile, Agent
Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has been tracking a
gang of lethally skilled mercenary drivers whose
second-in-command is someone Dom knows.
Unable to take them down himself, Hobbs asks
Dom and his crew for help in exchange for full
pardons for everyone.
The Hangover Part III 1 hr. 40 min.
| Rated R for pervasive language,
drug content, brief graphic nudity,
sexual references and some
violence.
The Wolfpack set out in search of Mr. Chow after
Doug is kidnapped by a criminal seeking to recover
$21 million from the diminutive hustler as the
decadent Hangover trilogy winds to an outra-
geous close.
Star Trek into Darkness | Runtime:
2 hrs. 12 min. IRated PG-13 for
intense sequences of sci-fi action
and violence.
The crew of the Starship Enterprise returns
home after an act of terrorism within its own
organization destroys most of Starfleet and what
it represents, leaving Earth in a state of crisis. With
a personal score to settle, Capt. James T. Kirk (Chris


Pine) leads his people (Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban,
Zoe Saldana) on a mission to capture a one-man
weapon of mass destruction, thereby propelling
all of them into an epic game of life and death.
The Great Gatsby I Runtime: 2
hrs. 22 min. I Rated PG-13 for some
violent images, sexual content,
smoking, partying and brief
language.
An aspiring writer falls under the spell of an
aloof millionaire with designs for the young
scribe's unhappily married cousin in director Baz
Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's
celebrated novel. It's the spring of 1922, and
wide-eyed Midwesterner Nick Carraway (Tobey
Maguire) has just moved to New York City in
pursuit of the American Dream. Settling into a
home next door to wealthy Jay Gatsby (Leonardo
DiCaprio), Carraway grows increasingly fascinated
by the elaborate parties held at his new neighbor's
estate. Meanwhile, across the bay, Carraway's
cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan) flounders in her
marriage to philandering aristocrat Tom Buchanan
(Joel Edgerton). Inspired by the debauchery on
display at Gatsby's wild parties and the lives of
the wealthy elite, Carraway begins putting pen to
paper as it gradually becomes clear that his cousin
and the millionaire share a complicated romantic
past that remains unresolved.
Peeples I Runtime: 1 hr. 35 min. I
Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug
material and language.
After a year of living with girlfriend Grace (Kerry
Washington), Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) is
eager to propose to her, but she's still reluctant
to introduce him to her snobbish family. When
Grace leaves for a gathering at her parents'
swanky compound, he hatches a plan to crash the
assemblage, charm her folks, and slip a ring on her
finger. However, his scheme soon goes awry, and
Wade realizes that his only chance of marrying
her is a take-no-prisoners confrontation with her
father.
Iron Man 3 1 Runtime: 2 hr. 20
min. I Rated PG-13 for intense sci-fi
action/violence and brief suggestive
content.
Marvel's"lron Man 3"pits brash-but-brilliant
industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an
enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark
finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's
hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find
those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will


test his mettle. With his back against the wall,
Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying
on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those
closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark
discovers the answer to the question that has
secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit
or does the suit make the man?
The Big Wedding I Runtime: 1 hr.
30 min. I Rated R for language, brief
nudity and sexual content.
A charmingly modern family tries to survive
a weekend wedding celebration that has the
potential to become a full-blown family fiasco. To
the amusement of their adult children and friends,
long-divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin (De
Niro and Keaton) are once again forced to play the
happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's
wedding after his ultra conservative biological
mother unexpectedly decides to fly halfway across
the world to attend. With all of the wedding
guests looking on, the Griffins are hilariously
forced to confront their past, present and future
- and hopefully avoid killing each other in the
process.
Pain and Gain I Runtime: not
provided I Rated R for language
throughout, bloody violence, drug
use, crude sexual content and
nudity.
A group of steroid-abusing bodybuilders
engage in a campaign of kidnapping, extortion
and murder in Florida.
Oblivion I Runtime: 2 hrs. 5 min. I
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 Kurylenko) from a downed spacecraft. The
woman's arrival triggers a chain of events that
culminates in Jack's nearly single-handed battle to
save mankind.

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Players seeking plays


for play festival


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

The play is the thing here on the Cultural
Coast of Florida.
Play-writing contests note the plural -
are one of the clues. The latest such contest to
be announced is from The Players in Sarasota
- the Silver Stars Play Reading Festival.
In conjunction with its Silver Stars acting
troupe and classes, The Players is seeking
one-to-10-minute plays"to be performed
in a reading style"in the fall on The Players
cabaret stage. Cinda Goeken, a local theater
artist, is the event's coordinator. A panel of
judges will select the winning plays that
will be performed as readings during the
Senior Play Reading Festival Oct. 12-13 at The
Players.
Playwrights"should maintain a Florida
residence"and write plays suitable to be
presented by actors aged 55 and above. Plays


must be no longer than 10 minutes and
contain no more than eight characters, aged
45 and over. Musicals will not be consid-
ered nor will plays that have already been
published. Playwrights should indicate "if
there are multiple roles that can be doubled."
A reading at the festival is the reward. There
are no monetary prizes norwill any royalties
be paid for the works selected to be read at
the festival.
Deadline for receipt of entries is July 31.
Winning plays will be posted by Sept 6 at:
ThePlayers.org. No other notifications will
be made, norwill there be evaluations of
rejected plays. Playwrights may submit no
more than three scripts to the contest.
Submit one hard copy to The SSS Play
Reading Festival, The Players, 838 North
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236.
For additional information, visit:
ThePlayers.org.
Email: kcool@venicegondolier.com


Broadway Palm presents'A

Closer Walk With Patsy Cline'


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

"A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline" offers yet
another look at the life of the late country
music legend who died more than 60 years
ago.
This tribute, featuring Heather Beck as
Cline, opened last week at the Broadway
Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers where it
will play through June 22.
Unlike"Always ... Patsy Cline', which
chronicles the friendship of Cline and fan
Louise Segar in a music-based play, this
show is the other show sanctioned by
her estate and managed by her husband,
Charlie Dick, according to a release about
the show.
Beck has portrayed the famed country
singer in both shows.
Songs made famous by Cline and
featured in the show include: "Crazy,"
"Sweet Dreams,""Walkin'After Midnight,""l
Fall to Pieces,"and "She's Got You."
Cline's posthumous honors include: a
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and


a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Beck, a member of Actors'Equity, is
portraying Cline for the fourth time.
Performing with her is Chuck Caruso,
another Palm veteran, who performed
most recently at the Palm in the company's
traveling production of"Fiddler on the
Roof."
Led by music director Loren Strickland,
band members Russ Wever on the pedal
steel, Peter Kolter on the guitar, Jay
Heavilin and Dominic Theil on the bass and
Tim Capel and Gary Leone on the drums
will appear on stage with Beck and Caruso.
Performances are Wednesday through
Sunday with selected matinees. Tickets are
$35 to $55 per person, depending on seat
location and performance time. The theater
has instituted an "all-new, upscale dinner
theater experience on Saturday nights."
The theater is at 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort
Myers. For reservations, visit the theater's
box office, call 239-278-4422 or visit:
BroadwayPalm.com.


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us all going. Featuring songs "Mr. Cellophane,"
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and tablets are all about being mobile. A
well-designed travel app one that doesn't
require a lot of Internet connectivity on the
road, but that has lots of up-to-date informa-
tion you can use can mean the difference
between a frustrating vacation meltdown or a
breezy road to paradise.
I queried jet-setting travel-expert friends,
scoured app ratings and reviews, and compiled
this list of some of the best, most useful travel
apps. Many of these have website versions
as well; if you're using a desktop or laptop
computer, it doesn't mean you can't use some
of them.
But the mobile app experience tends to be
where many of these excel; having the info in
the palm of your hand while you're en route
tends to beat dealing with printouts and web
browser bookmarks. All of the apps listed are
free to download and use unless otherwise
noted.
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hearing now for booking flights, hotel and and
other travel services have changed. "Kayak"
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the two apps you should use for nontraditional
lodging are "Airbnb"and "HomeAway."
Looking for information on cruises? There's
"Cruise Finder"from iCruise.com for iPhone/
iPad and Android.
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app I got the most recommendations for is
"Triplt"(iPhone/iPad, Android, BlackBerry
and Windows Phone 7), a travel assistant app
which works with a wide range of services to
consolidate all your travel information into
easy-to-browse itineraries. A $49-a-year pay
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frequent travelers. An alternative app would
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birds, turtles and fish. On Saturday and Sunday,
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ago, during the Paleocene Epoch.
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The discovery was made in 1994,and the
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The scientists said most of the fossil fruits,
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groups known today were already in existence
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By JOHN WRIGHT
PUNTA GORDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The date of the ninth annual Wine
& Jazz Festival has been confirmed for
the weekend of Feb. 22, 2014.
The location will remain the same
as previous years on the banks of
the Peace River at Laishley Park, Punta
Gorda.
Mindi Abair will return for the show,


along with Richard Elliott, Gerald
Albright and Norman Brown. All of the
headlining artists for 2014 will appear
on Feb. 22.
The festival will kick off Feb. 20,
during Gallery Walk (presented by the
Downtown Merchants Association),
followed by a VIP reception Feb. 21 to
meet the artists and the main event on
Feb. 22.
The Sunday Jazz brunch, brought


to you by Presley Beane Financial
Services, will take place at the Isles
Yacht Club on Feb. 23.
As the festival continues to grow,
we want to ensure all ticketholders
enjoy the music and the atmosphere. To
this end, for 2014 all ticket purchases
will include a certain amount of full
wine/beer servings in the price, thus
ensuring ample supply for all and
leaving the selection of product for
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make selections from
personal preference. A menu of items
will be presented to guests along with
a wine bag containing glasses and
other essentials upon arrival at the
park gate.
The VIP section has been expanded
to give more room at both sides of the
stage, with the premium section being
positioned to either side of the sound
tent. These tickets will be the "hottest"
items and we strongly suggest early
ticket purchase.


We are, in advance, advising that the
park will open at 12:30 p.m., with the
first headliner going on stage shortly
after 1 p.m.
Each year, we strive to add additional
value and to make the event an even
more enjoyable one for all. We actively
listen to our attendees and respond
where we can to suggested improve-
ments. To this end, extra bathrooms
will be available in both the VIP and
regular sections this year, to diminish
the long lines
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Forany questions, all acts will go
during office hours. ahead, even if the
show runs a little
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We welcome you all back to Punta
Gorda's premier event of the year and
hope that you will truly enjoy the
ninth annual Wine & Jazz Festival -
bringing you a top quality lineup in an
excellent venue at a price that seriously
cannot be beaten.
John R. Wright is president of the
Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. Send
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'60s
1964- "My Guy" by Mary Wells
1969 "Get Back" by the Beatles with Billy Preston

'70s
1972 "Oh Girl" by the Chi-Lites
1977 "Sir Duke" by Stevie Wonder

'80s
1980 -"Call Me" by Blondie
1985 "Everything She Wants" by Wham!

Timeless Albums
"Out of Our Heads" by the Rolling Stones, 1965. Along with the Beatles, the Rolling
Stones quickly left other mid'60s British invaders behind. This was the last Stones album
with rhythm & blues covers, including Sam Cooke's "Good Times"and Bo Diddley's "I'm
Alright." Mick Jagger and Keith Richards'started writing more with now classic original
songs: "The Last Time,""Play with Fire"and the megahit with the memorable riff,
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"Legends" by Bob Marley and the Wailers, 1972. This is the iconic reggae record
that captures Marley's sincere, often political songwriting and classic Jamaican
rhythm. Every song is a gem in this 14 song anthology "I Shot the Sheriff,""No
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"The Joshua Tree" by U2,1987. Bono and the Edge were already becoming familiar
names and U2's fifth studio album does well to capture their definitive sound. With "The
Joshua Tree,"the Irish rockers were inspired by American mythology, mixed with their
usual social, political and even spiritual writing. It includes "Where the Streets Have No
Name"and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For."


By SHIRLEY GEORGE
SUN CORRESPONDENT

Joe Virga took up guitar on the helicopter
carrier, USS Guadalcanal LPH-7, to enter-
tain the troops while serving his country
during the Vietnam era. Virga claims he
practiced his chords in solitude in a fan
room, a compartment on the ship used for
air conditioning and heat distribution when
the ship is in port. When the hatch was
closed, it cut off noise and light.
Upon his return from Vietnam, Virga
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about the music cooperative while there
and became a member. The cooperative
became a mecca for the second folk music
scene in New York City. The venue included
such performers as Susan Vega, David Roth,
Rod McDonald and Mark Dan.
"Everyone in the co-op would often play
together on each other's live performances
and recordings. It was a great time,'Virga
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After only one year of marriage, Virga's
wife died suddenly, and he was left to raise
two small children. Tragedy struck again
when he had to be a caregiver to his sister-
in-law who had multiple sclerosis, and later
for his mother who had dementia.
When his children were older, he began


singing with Burgers and Mayo Band, that
featured the late, great Bob Mayo.
After retirement from 37 years of
working on Wall Street, Virga moved to
Cape Coral in 2004 to seek a more reason-
able cost of living. He continued his musical
career playing and singing at festivals and
venues in Southwest Florida and New York.
In April 2009, Virga released his CD,
"Stardust Land,'a compilation of his songs
that depict the pursuit of happiness from
every imaginable vantage point from
suburbia to junky town, and from tender
love to tendered money. Virga's CD can be
ordered from CDBaby.com or Myspace.com/
joevirga. Performance clips are available on
YouTube.
"I treasure my custom-made guitar
immensely,"Virga stated. "It was a
rewarding experience that took eight
months to make under the tutelage of
a master luthier, Keith McKenzie, from
Englewood."
Virga has performed at the Sarasota Folk
Festival, Will McLean Folk Festival, Nita's
Sweet Bean in Fort Myers and The Lakeview
in North Port. Every Thursday evening at a
gathering of local musicians, Virga plays
with the Guitar Army at Gilchrist Park in
Punta Gorda.
Contact Virga at 732-241-5477 or email
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$294,900

3BR/3BA, 2,262 SQ. FT. CUSTOM POOL HOME in Summerfield
Village. Upgraded open interior w/2 master suites, spacious
floor plan. Breakfast nookwith aquarium glass viewing pool &
private backyard. Oversized master w/ large walk in shower,
garden bath, 2 spacious walk in closets.
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$64,900

2BAThis unit can be classified as a HD Fixer Upper
he asking price reflects this. This allows the buyer
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TheButler Team. (941)716-0664


,2006 MOBILE HOME HAS 2 BEDROOMS, living
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also own the land. Walking distance to shopping &
restaurants. A must see! N5778134
Dee Tanski (941)223-3962


$128,300

2BR/2BA 2nd floor condo with open floor plan. Convenient Venice
Island location. Pool & laundry facility on-site. Near beaches,
shopping, restaurants and new legacy trail bike path. Mary Smith
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$114,900

Cozy, Renovated 3BD/2BA Florida bungalow (or 2 BD/den) in
Water Access Community. Open Bright interior with new
flooring, updated Baths, Upgraded Windows, and large
Florida room perfect for relaxing and enjoying the breezes off
the Gulf & private backyard. Mary Smith (941) 914-3005

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detached that is used as a work shop (tools included) also a patio area.
House in good condition -sold "as is" -turnkey furnished. N5780268
The ButlerTeam. (941) 716-0664


QUIET GATED MAINTENANCE FREE community just
minutes from Siesta Key Beach. Immaculate Lee
Wetherington pool home with 2BD plus den.
Lonnie Smith (941)323-7626


1/BD/2BA 2 screened lanais, washer and dryer. Extra store
lany updates. Bird Bay golfing community, heated pool, spa a
)urts. Sold "As Is". Just minutes to historic downtown VenicE
beaches. The Legacy bicycle trail and the Venice Waterway ar


11 $124,850 "-$78,000
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d hardware. 10 X 19 lanai w/window air conditioner Island. Beautiful kitchen with modern appliances opens to a
air conditioned attached shed. Washer, dryer Furnished & lovely dining area and open living room and an enclosed lanai
completes the picture. Holiday Apartments in a 55+ community
iS IS. Tangerine Woods is pet friendly w/ heated pool, tennis convenient to area restaurants shopping and the beach. Complex
80177 The Butler Team..941-716-0664 has a heated pool. BeeTode/Oleg Kadyaev (941) 412-6021


$53,1
WELL MAINTAINED-2BD/1 BA mobile home, newer apt
and comes furnished in 55+ community just a short d
to Historic downtown Venice, just bicycle to the Gulf of
beaches. Easy and inexpensive living at its best. Park is
close to LegacyTrail for bicycling and walking.
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key-furnished Large 2 car garage $365,000. side load 2 1/2 car garage This exceptional home
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condition. There is loads of space for
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Anthony & Karen Buccitelli, REALTORS
Office 941.423.2521 ml
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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 ¢ral a/c
&heat. MLS# N5780120 $199,900


POOL 3/2/2 pool home with city water &
a fireplace! New hurricane impact
w windows, accorida n shutters for front door
S& lanai, tile thru-out, formal dining rm,
large family rm w/vaulted ceilings, sliders
to lanai & pool, large breakfast bar in
kitchen w/pantry, beautiful landscaping,
fenced yard & more! MLS# N5778983
$149,900
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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,
his/her sinks, linen closet & walk-in
shower. Laundry rm w/large storage
closet! MLS# N5779838 $119,900

DEEP CREEK Beautiful 3/2/2 split floor
plan home. Spacious Living room features
S vaulted ceilings & plant shelves.
Laminated wood flooring in dining rm &
kitchen, stainless steel appliances, wood
lil J1 cabinets. Master bedroom boasts his/hers
S closets, master bath w/dual sinks & walk
in shower. Hot tub on lanai, fenced yard &
more! MLS# N5780497 $139,999
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THIS 1926 HISTORIC HOME has
natural woodwork & solid
hardwood floors throughout w/
fireplace in living room, updated
kitchen,cozybreakfast nook&
formal dining room. Oversized
Master suite w/wet bar. Three
additional bedrooms upstairs w/adjoining sunroom. Beautiful landscaped yard that offers total privacy, heated pool w/spa &
adjoining patio w/built in grill, in addition to a private 1 BR bungalow & updated efficiency. Also includes a 2/CG & 1 CG set
up as workshop with a/cand additional Pull Thru Parking for RV/Boat. $877,700


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beach access. 2BD/2BA pool home. Large living room w/ OVER 1 ACRE. Wood burning dual fireplace. French doors 4 BD home. Separate office/den/media room. J&J plan tiled throughout & laminate floors in bedrooms.
tile floors, spacious dining room. Kitchen has plenty of entethe spacious paver patio surrounding the pool. built. Efficient. Radiant Barrier & Hurricane Film. Paver patios are a delight on your covered patio. Enjoy
storage &workspace.The extended CG offers lots of Updated kitchen extended breakfastbaMaster suites Central vacuum, corian counters, full wall pantry, the wildlife. Head out for a day offishing to the Gulfor
space fotot age. Enjop y the heated pool year round and walk in closets newly updated bath wndouble vanities.
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GENERATIONS OF
REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE


3300 SQ. FT COMMERCIAL building US 41 South Venice.
3 newer A/C units less than 3 years old. Fire and theft
alarms. Overhead garage doors in the rear accessed by
Englewood Road. Good signage. Short Sale asking
$349,900 Call Buck 941-685-3600


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bath 2 car garage home is located just off of Venice Ave. Well CHOICE LOCATION ON THE ISLAND OF VENICE!
maintained home with an open floor plan. Large corner lot for Original owners were one of the first owners who had their pick
possible expansion. Just a perfect location close to downtown of the best location in the complex. End unit right across from
shops, less than a mile to the grocery store and several of your
favorite eating spots. Also quick access to the interstate. the Clubhouse and Pool. Update and upgrade the way you
$139,900CallBuck 941-685-3600 want it. $125,000 Call Buck 941-685-3600


POLYNESIAN VILLAGE What an awesome Park just 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









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


GREAT STARTER, Retirement or rental home. Mobile home with
addition. Brand new carpeting. Renovated in 2005 with new
plumbing and some hurricane windows. RO underthe sink.
Fridge, dishwasher and water heater about 5 years old, roof
about 8 years old. Owner Finance available. $49,900.


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

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, May 27, 2013 Page 9 -Welcome Home


PAUL "BUCK"
SETTLES JR
SELLING REAL *I
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Development and Construction

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9.5+/-ACREAGE
Opportunity for sawy buyer on 9.5+/-
residential acresjust 2.5 miles from
Manasota Beach.The potential is all
here for that true country estate feeling
that is still just a short drive to the most
popular conveniences. Located on
designated "Canopy Road" just beyond
desirable new residential areas, but
unspoiled and without restrictive rule
$224,000
WATERFRONT ON
VENICE ISLAND
Downtown Venice condo. 2BD/2BA, 5th
floor unit, with long water views of the
Intracoastal Waterway and beyond to
Roberts Bay. Spacious open kitchen
features stylish glass tiles over granite
tons. GE Profile annliance package


SOUTH VENICE
SHORT SALE: 2BD/2BA. Kitchen
features granite tops & extra wide
counter that opens to dining area &
pass thru to oversized lanai. Walk-in
closet in the owner's suite. Extra depth
in the 2-car garage. Huge (12x26)
screened lanai with pocket sliders.
Great location for privacy with County
Preserve Lands next door.
$139,000
NOKOMIS WATERFRONT
Secluded HALF ACRE, panoramic water
views, exquisitely finished interior, resort
like pool area & lush mature landscape.
Mediterranean renovation with the center
of this home being an open 14x44 great
room/kitchen/lounge with a 12' island,
custom pecan cabinetry granitee toos &


Master retreat has wood floors & balcony wine storage. 30
access,double closets & dual sinks. Full- dock & 12,000 lb.
size laundry room offers additional boat lift.
storage. s689,000
$399,900






Monday, May 27, 2013 Page 10 *Welcome Home


Vimaya Lakes is a provider of housing for persons age 55 and older All permanent residents must be age
qualified for occupancy. Vacaya 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.
Artists 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 Q-71
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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 $114,900


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


ward Patio Homes 234 A a bedroom,
h Home Overlooking the Golf Course at
ward. Bonus Room off the Master
)om, hardwood floors, Hurricane
ows, 2 car garage. $235,000


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


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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/fam-
ily room floorplan w/lots of updates & upgrades!
Includes a double dock & 10,000 lb/boat lift!
MS# C7031662 Reduced to $349,900


Punta Gorda Home
Fantastic private lake view from this lovely furnished
, i ,.i .i.... i i' Located on an oversized lot, this home has
I ... i- Il baths, den/dining room & a 2 car garage!
Tastefully decorated! Located in Kings Gate a beautiful 55+
active gated community, featuring an 18 hole executive golf
course, oversized swimming pool, large clubhouse & more!
MLS# C7043573 $145,000


Port Charlotte Condo
Fantastic lake view from this move in condition condo!
Located in popular Heritage Oak Park this second floor unit
has 2 bedrooms & full baths. Building has an elevator &
comes with a one car carport. Features include an open floor
plan, kitchen w/breakfast nook, interior laundry, tile floors in
all wet areas & screened lanai overlooking the lake!
MIS# C7043422 $89,900


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 condition. 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









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 pri-
vate wooded backyard w/long greenbelt view! Home
has been freshly painted inside & out in 2011 & shows
light & bright! Walking distance of clubhouse/pool!
MLS# C7037023 Reduced to $169,000


Priced to sell! Beautiful popular "A" villa located in gated
Heritage Oak Park! Villa boasts 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, den/
bonus room & a large 2 car garage! Features include open
floorplan, volume ceilings, laminate & tile floors in main
areas, newer stainless kitchen appliances & more! Just
around the comer from major shopping & restaurants!
MLS#C7043669 $129,900









Port Charlotte Condo
Beautiful Oaks III condo totally turnkey furnished 2
BR, 2 BA on the second floor! Lots of upgrades inc.
newer raised panel kitchen cabinets, countertops & tile
back splash, newer kitchen appliances, freshly painted
interior, new interior doors & hardware, newer air han-
dler, new water heater & more!
$72,900


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


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


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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!
MIS# C7030219 Reduced to $174,900


Punta Gorda Home
Active with contract! Cozy & comfortable Burnt Store
Meadows pool/spa home! Extremely well taken care of&
upgraded, one owner home! Home has 3 bedrooms, 2
baths, large 2 car garage & spacious lanai & pool/spa
area! Located on a quiet cul-de-sac street w/long southern
exposure greenbelt view!
MIS#C7043289 $169,900


Port Charlotte Condo
Move right into this fully furnished 1st floor condo
located in beautiful gated 55+ Oak Forrest! Completely
redone inside & is in perfect condition! Condo has 1 bed-
room & 1 bath. Great location with wooded greenbelt
view from the tiled screened lanai & a short walk to 2 of
the communities 3 heated pools & the clubhouse!
MIS#C7043480 $49,900











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LAKE SUZY This home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and
a 2 car garage. Located minutes away from golf course and
shopping. Spacious great room. Breakfast nook overlooks the
lanai area and pool. $225,000.
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PUNTA GORDA Private 2.5 acres with 3/2 home and a 1/1 guest
cottage. Tile flooring throughout the home. Solar heated pool. Back
yard features a pond, garden area, 31x12 outbuilding and a 8x10
shed. Property is fenced and zoning allows for horses. $329,900


Enticing Pool Home


NORTH PORT 3/2/2. Vaulted
ceilings. Split bedroom plan.
Property backs up to preserve.
$159,900
Move In Ready


Lakes of Jacaranda


VENICE 3/2/2 Spa, Minutes
from golf and beaches
$284,900
3/2/2 with Den


ENGLEWOOD 3/2/2 Home
with a Detached Bonus Room.
$86,500
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$74,900
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ENGLEWOOD Fresh Paint.
Close to Golf Course and
Beaches. Fenced Backyard.
Corner Lot. $144,900


NORTH PORT 2/1.5 home with
split bathroom plan. Wood
laminate flooring $48,900
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from Gulf Beaches. Enclosed
Porch $44,900


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$149,900


PORT CHARLOTTE 2001,
3/2/2 Pool Home. New A/C and
Flooring $144,500
Furnished Condo


PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2 First
Floor Furnished Condo, Brand
New A/C, Community Pool.
$47,000
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PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2
Condo. Community Pool,
Shuffleboard and Clubhouse.
Close to Shopping. $59,900


PORT CHARLOTTE Built
2007. Fresh Paint. New
Carpets, Hot Water Heater &
Appliances $127,500
4 Miles From Beach








ENGLEWOOD 2/1, Located
Within Walking Distance to
Downtown Englewood, Corner
Lot. $54,500
Move In Ready Condo


PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2 Home
in 55+ Community With
Community Clubhouse
and Pool. $43,000


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near oulr VIwew. L VeUmunl",
updated baths. Extra room. CP Low
maintenance fee.
Complex updated. Separate clubhouse.
Lots of g 1 ,. ns private
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UNSlU U 2100 sqfthome with2BD, 2 BAw/den or3rd ,"""
Weekly & monthly rentals allowed. BDhome. Customleaded glass doors. Open t 1 i t
On site mgr. $273,885. floor plan. UVair Sanitizer, Reverse Osmosis
system &water softener. 55+ community. ,', i' .' .. ',
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bri1.5ba on oversized corner lot within
walking distance to your deeded beach and
historic downtown Venice & its beach. Bring
your boat or RV.. lots of parking with circular
drive, car port and parking pad off Gulf
St. Large screened lana & detached workshop.
Room for a pool or plenty of room to add/
build up. Now is the time to buy in this prime
Venice Island location. $309,000
Sue Smith 540.533.1807


2006 PETERSON built Courtyard Pool
home in much sought afterValencia Lakes.
3BR/ 3BA green belt views and ideal
location just 3.5 miles to historic
downtownVe'... .1 1 I ...
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won't be disappointed! $314,000
Sue Smith 540.533.1807


Course & water in FarmingtonVistas. 2/
BR/2BA desirable ground floor condo.
Lanai newly enclosed with hurricane
glass sliders. Turnkey furnished and 1
year home warranty to buyer. Great deal
on closing call and ask! $127,900
Sue Smith 540.533.1807
www.suesmithsellsvenice.com


FAN IASIL t KUUlU FLUUK end
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
www.suesmithsellsvenice.com


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POPULAR BISCAYNE FLOOR PLAN w/ SAN MARCO FLOOR PLAN w/2BD/2BA&
private lanai & large pool overlooking den. Private pool. The home can be
preserve. 3BD/2BA Open kitchen wr purchasedTurnkey Master bath w/dual
Corian counters, breakfast bar & -ir1 -.-- .-n tub, and separate shower.
plentyof cabinet space. Split floor '1. ,,,i .... Clubhouse with restaurant
plan. Large master bedroom w/ ........... i ...4s courts,
sliding doors. Master bath has dual ... .. ... .I 7 holes
sinks, walk in shower & garden bath golf. $349,000
$359,000 Jennifer Magoon Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
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STREET TO THE COMMUNITY POOL.
AVAILABLE TURNKEY Clubhouse with
restaurant & grill, community lap pool,
tennis courts, fitness center, social activities
& 27 holes of golf. $219,000
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
wwwlA TnMaoon.nom


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


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/ granite counters, breakfast bar & nook, 4
sets of sliding glass doors to the privacy
walled 14'x39' pool/spa. Located next door
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With 3 baths and 2 car garage. Built in
cabinets, surround sound, crown
moulding and screened lanai. Easy living
in the open floor plan with split
bedroom layout. Live the life you've
dreamed in this wonderful and exclusive
community! Home Warranty Included.
$324,900
KimVogel 413.221.4261


overlooking the golf course. Built in
2005. The upgraded 3/2/2 Cypress
model has been well maintained &
this community has a 4 1/2 star golf
digest rated course (membership is
not mandatory), a heated pool, tennis
courts, and a guarded gate. $249,000
Terry Riley 941.492.7831
www.terrpncerilevn.om


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in Punta Gorda Isles
Great Investment
For Little Money
$9,000

Kim Vogel 413.221.4261


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iioor corner unit, ztiu/ZBA 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. $84,900
Terry Riley 941.492.7831
www.terrenceriley.com

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END UNIT WITH BEACH VIEW IN CITY OF VENICE WITH POOL CAPRI ISLES AREA CONDO LOOKING FOR A DEAL?
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is centrally located been cleared already drive 3 lanais nireer flooring eli Caged Pool and lots of etras
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LOCATION! Just over one mile to the Island of Venice
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restaurants. The two bedroom, 2 bath home located in
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Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 bath with oversized 2 car garage.
Custom built in 1999. Home sits on large corner lot. Boasts an
open floor plan. Many updates. Fenced backyard. Convenient
location less than 1 mile to Venice Island and beaches,
Only S179.900 (all Jim Downing 12481890 5981

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or 3rd bedroom. Views of lake from lanai.
Vaulted ceilings, great kitchen and separate
dining room. Split plan. Inside laundry.
Lots of privacy in a quiet neighborhood.
Close to all. A must see!
MLS# D5792531 $165,000
Courtesy of Al Reeves


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FORMAL LIVING & DINING ROOMS.
Large kitchen. Inside laundry. Mosaic
style accents the kitchen floor and
backsplash. Family room. Large master
bath. Split plan. Many ceilings fans.
MLS# D5792567 $141,000
Courtesy of Paula Brill


3/2/2 WITH LARGE MASTER
BATH with a garden tub and walk
thru shower. Large master bedroom,
greatroom, dining area and open
kitchen. MLS#D5792641 $175,000
Courtesy of Paula Brill


A WATERFRONT PROPERTY AT THIS
PRICE! 3Bedroom, 2 bath home with
direct access to harbor, one bridge out.
Newer appliances. Easy access to all
amenities. $103,000 MLS#D5792274
Courtesy of Paula Brill


OVER 2000 SQ FT in this spectacular home. 2000 SQ. FT. HOME featuring 3 bedrooms, THIS HOME FEATURES 3 bedrooms, 2 NEW HIGH IMPACT HURRICANE
Features scratch resistant wood floors, granite 2 bathrooms, beautiful view, located on a bathrooms with a garden tub, dual sinks WINDOWS, NEW Kitchen with wood
counter top, stainless steel appliances, double cul-de-sac in a upscale gated community. and a separate shower in the master bath. cabinets, lighted glass doors, and stainless
pane Low E windows, 8' door and 10' 14' Split floor plan, large bedrooms, Large kitchen with all new appliances, appliances in this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom,
ceilings, salt water pool, outdoor wet bar, and 3 car garage and so much more. breakfast bar, and ceramic tile. 1800 sq. ft. Englewood home.
chS# more.89900 MLS# D5791347 $279,900 MLS# D5791791 $149,900 MLS# D5790336 $139,900
MLS# 789210 89,900 Courtesy of Linda Se ler CourtesyofGr en Courtesy of Linda Semmler
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2006, new drain field 2005, 5 year
septic inspection 2010. MLS#
SD5792299 $55,900
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Gulf of Mexico. MLS# N5779194 $95,000 MLS# D5792106 63,000
MLS# N5779003 $69,900 MCSi D579C2106 W $6300g 0
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den, kitchen & dining area. 12x24
addition was used as a living room.
Screened lanai. No Association fees.
MLS# D5792462 $22,000
Courtesy of John Riche


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MLS#D5791913 $95,000
Courtesy of Angela Crookes


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1.7 miles from 175, exit 141. ,..I1.i
AADT (2010). Just under .4 acres.
MLS# D5788247 $299,000
Courtesy of Angela Crookes


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; very open. 2 Large bedrooms. Slider
trom the living room leads to the lanai
where you can see the Golf Course.
$75,00 MLS#D5792668
Courtesy of Greg Stevens


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Short distance to community pool biking/walking trail Community has heated
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DIRECT GULF ACCESS
2BR/1BA/1CG home with city water &
view overlooking water from all rooms.
Concrete seawall w/boat dock & slip.
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pool home with master suites,
located on a large oversized lot
w/ private easement in rear!
MLS#C7041669 $274,900


GARAGE home with heated In-ground,
caged pool, tucked in a plush
Tropical Settingl
MLS#C7041670 $238,900


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MLS#C7042708 $154.900


2bath, 2cg & fenced yard. Great rm
plan, 2003 built, screened garage,
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lanai with wooded view Roomy eat in
kitchen with breakfast bar and Oakwoo.
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floor plan home w/3bd, 2 baths & 2 2 car Garage home situated on a
car garage on large over sized Large Corner Lot with Private
corner lot! Wooded View in Backyard.
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garage with 2BR/1 BA apartment above it.
128 feet of seawall and lift.


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SHORT SALE. 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage plus 2 Windmill Village 55+ ...........i1 i ....... 1 3/2
sheds. Pool with large deck area. Split plan bedrooms, home with carport.' .1, ,. .11 ihe
large open kitchen with a possible 4th bedroom. marina and sailboat access.
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3 bedroom, 2 bath home on fresh water canal. Lots of
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pool area with private yard. All on an oversized lot!
MLS#C7042747


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& $747.98/month**E


DESIRABLE SEC 15 POOL HOME.
Nicely Updated, Corian Counters, Lg
Screen Lanai, Lush Landscaping, 3br,
2.5 baths, kitchenette, etc. $149,900 or
$5247 down & $692.11/month**D


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Outdoor Kitchen, 3/4 bedroom, 2853 sf
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Beach. Quality Remodeling, Granite
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Sailboats & Canal... $170,000 or
$6017 down & $793.69/month**c


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4 Bedroom Home, Nice Area of Port
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restaurants, golf, beaches... $125,000 or
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community to live & play. Marina & Palma Sola Bay views. New
Pamela Edgingn 94 energy efficient hurricane windows.
Pamela Edgington 941-812-6324 Judy Granowicz 941-812-2135
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BRADENTON $479,000 BURNT STORE MARINA $159,900
Successful transmission business with 3/2 with enclosed lanai. Turnkey fur-
real estate that includes the business & nished w/high ceilings, bright kitchen,
the equipment. 11 lifts total. A/C parts separate laundry & spacious 2 car
area & 2 separate offices, garage.
Pam Edgington 941-812-6324 Diane Koughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580
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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 prudentialflondarealty com/M5836499


2/2+den with full 2 car garage. Sold
furnished turnkey & includes free
membership to the tennis & fitness
center.
Diane Koughan 941-661-8580
wwwprudentialflondarealty com/C7036365


aroundd floor i 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






BURNT STORE MARINA $324,900
Beautifully remodeled ground floor unit
with 3 sided glass enclosed lanai Fully
furnished
Diane Koughan 941-661-8580
www pmdentialflondarealty com/C7032131
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ENGLEWOOD $165,000
Anger Creek canal frontage Boating
access to the Intercoastal with only 2
bridges to open water Home completely
remodeled & well maintained.
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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
www pmdentialflondarealty comn/C031213






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


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Ground floor 3 bedroom condo furnished
turnkey Freshly painted kitchen with a
view
Diane Koughan 941-661-8580
wwwprudentialflondarealty com/C7042568


ENGLEWOOD $174,900
Great canal home with 3BR+den Lg
kitchen, living room & oversized family
room 2167 sq ft of living space
Saltwater paradise
Joe Thompson 941-539-4178
www nodentialflondarealtv com/D5787706


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
www pmdentialfloridarealty com/C7036008
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Upgraded & tumished 2/2 pool home
with newly painted interior. Heated
pool & spa with new heat pump com-
plete this paradise!
Diane Koughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580
wwwpmdentialfloridarealtycom/C7026420






BURNT STORE MARINA $355,000
Golf course pool home with 2339 sq ft
of living space 3 bedrooms + den, 2 bath-
rooms and 3 car garage
Maurie Woosley 941-628-1822
www pmdentialflondarealty com/C7041703







LAKE SUZY $67,500
Single story villa with 2 bedrooms & 2
baths Extra storage & brand new ther-
mal windows Complex features pool,
clubhouse & morel
Leo Roberts 941-916-0598
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BURNT STORE MARINA $249,000
Furnished 3/2 with 3 sided lanai for a
panoramic view of the South basin of
the Marina. New Travertine flooring.
Diane Koughan 941-661-8580
www pmdentialflondarealty com/C6999029


Remodeled foyer, kitchen baths &
laundry in this 3/2 ground floor unit.
Spectacular view of the Marina &
Charlotte Harbor.
Diane Koughan 941-661-8580


Move in ready duplex One unit turnkey,
furnished with huge family room
Appliances & stack washer and dryer in
both units
Diane Fuchs 941-266-8006
www pmdentialflordarealty com/N5778451
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Townhome with lake views Maintenance
free with formal living rm, dining rm &
kitchen w/wood cabinetry & pantry
Covered lanai & assigned parking
Betty Arnold 941-713-1983
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Pool home on 10 acres, barn w/ six
stalls, office, tack room, & pole barn
Garage has in-law suite w/ granite
kitchen New generator in main house
Betty Arnold 941-713-1983
www prudentialflondarealty com/M5833623


NORTH PORT $67,900
3 acre parcel nestled amidst subtropical
splendor Native trees enhance this
upland property Bring your horses tool
Lois Kozak 941-468-2973
www pmdentialfloridarealtycom/C7041446

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5 74 acres with a lake view in North Port
Estates Build your dream home & bring
your horses I
Lois Kozak 941-468-2973


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 mdentialfloridarealtv com/N5778362


PALMETTO $169,000
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 subdivisionI
Kristen Steffen 941-465-6174


PORT CHARLOTTE $51,900
Freshly remodeled 2/1 w/new paint inside & out
Higher end Berber carpet, tile floor in bath, new
latchen cabinets, countertops sink & back splash
Evelyn Eckhardt 941-875-5020
www prudentialflondarealty com/C7042589


NOKOMIS $39,500
Land owned, 2004 mobile home w/newer car-
petmg 2BR+den/2BA and indoor laundry
Storage shed and sun deck Beaches nearby.
Karen Itjen 941-228-5553
www pmdentialflondarealty com/N5778500






NORTH PORT $75,000
Experience nature with this 3 07 acre par-
cel in North Port Estates Build your dream
home & enjoy privacy enveloped by nature
Lois Kozak 941-468-2973
wwwpmdentialflondarealty com/C7007228


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3/2/2 custom pool home w/privacy fence
Open great room & dining room, indoor
laundry & pantry Hardwood flooring in
Master
Rosanne Linders 941-809-2053
www pmdentialflondarealty com/C7042370






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
www pmdentialflondarealty com/C7038467
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Quality & workmanship throughout this
sun-kissed home Heated pool & spa, fire-
place & den/office in guard gated enclave
along the Manatee River
Betty Arnold 941-713-1983
www prudentialflondarealty com/M5834840

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Tastefully updated 4/2/1 with fenced
backyard Fresh paint in & out and new
roof in 2012 Shed for extra storage
Evelyn Eckhardt 941-875-5020
www pmdentalflalflondarealtycom/C7043151


Sorrento Woods ranch style w/ lake
views Wood burning fireplace in living
rm, split floorplan, nice lanal/pool area &
side load 2 car garage
John Mevers 575 ?74 4639


NORTH PORT $127,900
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 rudentialflondarealtvcom/C7042027


3/2 with split floor plan & extra storage
shed Kitchen features stainless appliances,
great work space & large storage pantry
Janice Keith 941-468-0808
www pmdentialfloridarealty com/N5778529


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
www pmdentialflondarealty com/C7023683


Panoramic views from your family rm,
kitchen and lanai New Stainless steel apph-
ances & expansive granite counters in kitchen
John Chabra & Dave Hoffa
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PORT CHARLOTTE $79,900
Waterfront home w/ attached in-law suite
New roof in 2010, newer A/C & hot water
heater Electrical updated in 2012
Todd David 432-413-3495
www pmdentialfloridarealty com/N5780012


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
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OSPREY $189,000
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
wwwppmdentialflondaralty com/A3971104

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10,000 square foot lot in Section 26
Residential lot in an area of established
homes
Rosanne Linders 941-809-2053
wwwprudentialflondarealtycom/C7042666
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Bank owned 3/2 pool home in need of some
TLC Both baths have been remodeled, tile
throughout except in master bedroom
Linda Mazner 239-633-1970
wwwpmidentialflondarealty com/C7042990


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






PUNTA GORDA $125,000
Waterfront unit, turnkey & fully fur-
nished 2/2 has been updated with new
windows, corlan counters and more
Dave Leibman 941-380-3660
www prudentialflondarealty com/C7041324







PUNTA GORDA $199,000
Sailboat access waterfront at an afford-
able prices 3/2 pool home w/upgrades
throughout Multi-level dock & boatlift at
water's edge
Leo Roberts 941-916-0598
wwwppmdentialflondarealty com/C7043613






PLINTA GORDA $291,000
Beautiful country estate with room for
your horsesP Quiet neighborhood with no
hi11- roads, great for riding trails or nature
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Diane Fuchs 941-266-8006
wwwpmidentialflondarealty com/N5779837






PUNTA GORDA $989,000
This impressive home is made for enter-
taining at its best Canal views sun & boat
docks, lift & pool/spa 308' of waterfront
with quick harbor access
Nancy Bell 941-380-3630
wwwpmdentialfloridarealty com/C7040569
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VENICE $124,600
2/2 with a great yard Centrally located &
perfect for a starter home, winter retreat
or retirement home
Sharon Beisser 941-716-3671
www pmdentialflondarealty com/N5779759


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PORT CHARLOTTE $187,500
Custom built home with 26x24 garage
Cape Cod/Old Florida style with dimen-
sional shingle roof 3BR/2 5BA, totally
private
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
wwwpmdentialflondarealty com/N5779829




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PUNTA GORDA $128,000
Buildable lot in the Historic District of
Punta Gorda Multi-family or single fam-
ily use
Nancy Bell 941-380-3630
wwwpmidentialfloridarealtycom/C7042586






LAKE SUZY $234,900
3/2 pool home in Lake Suzy Estates Recently
remodeled to include granite counters & wood
cabinetry in kitchen & baths Enjoy your pool
overloolkng the tranquil lake
Rosanne Linders 941-809-2053
wwwprudentialflondarealty com/C7042044
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3/2 PGI waterfront pool home, only 5-10
mms to the Harborl New A/C in 2012 &
overhead plumbing installed in 2011
Nancy Bell 941-380-3630
wwwpmdentialflondarealtycom/C7035369


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


2BR/2BA 2nd floor end unit w/ tile floors
Used only 2 mos per year One car garage
w/ storage, community offers pool, club-
house & Workout room
Terry Bole 941-323-1818
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PORT CHARLOTTE $259,000 PORT CHARLOTTE $399,900
Large 4/3 pool home with many upgraded Lots of space & lots of privacy this
features Solid surface counters & wood home is for youl 3/3 pool home has a 2
cabinets in kitchen Nice sized lanai with car oversized garage & 1000 sq ft RV
baby barrier garage with workshop
Nancy Bell 941-380-3630 Linda Mazner 239-633-1970
www pmdentialflondarealty com/C7038146 wwwprudentialflondarealty com/C7038485


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PUNTA GORDA $144,900 PUNTA GORDA $179,000
2nd floor unit with 1517 sq ft of living Burnt Store Meadows pool home w/ 3
space 3/2 plus a bonus room Crown bedrooms and 2 baths Double entry
molding, tile in kitchen, dining & living doors, open floor plan, mature landscap-
rooms ing & morel
Maurie Woosley 941-628-1822 Carol Gershowitz 941-875-3775
wwwpmdentialfloridarealtycom/C7029479 wwwpmdentialfloridarealtycom/C7042703

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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
wwwpmdentialflondarealtycom/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
wwwpmidentialflondarealty com/C7033940


Nicely updated 1st floor comer unit with
2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms New
kitchen, interior laundry, enclosed laun-
dry & more
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
WWWnmdentialfloridarealt co/N5777318






VENICE $169,900
2BR 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
wwwnrnilentialflfonclarealtvomR/N5779074


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


Lakefront living in Venice Gardens
Upgraded home features custom plan-
tation shutters & crown molding Lanai
has been converted to family room
Janice Keith 941-468-0808
wwwprudentialflondarealty com/N5780150


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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
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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
wwwnrmidentialfl1onclarealtvcom/N5779937


Pool home with high end architectural
design on 5 acres of a private preserve.
Gorgeous million dollar view!
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
wwwpmdentialflordarealty com/N5778222
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VENICE $186,900
3 BR condo w/10 ft ceilings, open floor
plan & screened lanai. One car garage &
one open space plus guest parking.
Heated community pool.
Janice Keith 941-268-0808
wwwprudentialflondarealty com/N5780226





VENICE $239,900
Spacious 3/2 with upgrades including
bamboo flooring, re-piping, & new
refrigerator. Spacious open floor plan
w/added 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
www pmdentialflondarealty com/N5779563
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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
wwwpmdentialflordarealty com/A3966558





VENICE $249,900
Freshly painted Venetian Falls lakeview
home w/ 2BR/2BA + den. Kitchen
features granite counters, stainless
appliances & cherrywood cabinetry.
Debra Villari 941-207-2055
wwwpmdentialfloridarealty com/N5779933





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
www prudentialflondarealty com/N5778499


3BR villa with volume ceilings and
open great room. Professionally deco-
rated, less than a year old, lakefront,
golf course & pool views.
Judy Mazrin 941-922-7030
www pmdentialflondarealty com/N5779338





VENICE $359,900
Custom home w/lake views & the golf
course beyond. Loaded with architec-
tural details & high end upgrades.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
www prudentialflondarealtycom/N5780161





XENICE $399,900
3BR/2.5BA + den and an oversized
garage with enough room for a golf cart.
Venetian Golf & River Club offers din-
ing, tennis, golf, fitness & much more!
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Open kitchen, pool, great room &
more. Lakes of Jacaranda community
is a great place to live! Come take a
look, you won't be disappointed!
Sharon Beisser 941-716-3671
wwwprudentialfoalflondarealty com/N5780152


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


VENICE $379,000 VENICE $389,900
Custom courtyard pool home with a 3/2 with open, split floorplan, pool and
true three car garage. Quiet and private gorgeous lake views. 12' ceilings in
gorgeous preserve views. Less than 5 formal living & dinning rooms plus
miles to the beach, crown molding.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215 Marian Metz 941-726-2799


VENICE $424,900
3BR/2BA plus separate office,
extended lanai & greatroom floor plan.
Quality, custom home with Million
Dollar Views!
Marian Metz 941-726-2799
www pmdentialflondarealty com/N5779251


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
wwwpmdentialflondarealty 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
www pmdentialflordarealty com/N5779165


Commercial Hwy. Interchange lot with Venetian Golf & River Club home!
lots of potential. 6.48 acres on paved 5 bedrooms plus upstairs large family
cul-de-sac. Superior exposure from room with balcony overlooking pool
I75& nearby established businesses, area. Furnished. Outdoor kitchen area.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215 Judy Mazrin 941-922-7030
www pmdentialflordarealty com/N5778427 www prudentialflondarealty com/N5777744


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VENICE ISLAND POOL HOME
West of Harbor Dr. and short walk to the beach
3BD/2BA/ 2CG heated pool with water feature
Split floorplan, Oversized lanai great for
entertaining. Priced at $549,900


RARELY AVAILABLE GULF FRONT TOWNHOUSE
Located in Golden Beach area of Venice Island 3BD/
2 5BA plus a 2 CAR GARAGE plus small workshop Gulf
views from 2nd and 3rd floor lanals Elevator, skylights,
and 2 air handlers for efficiency Community heated pool
Virtual Tour available Priced at $774,900


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3BD+den/3BA/2 5CG heated pool home Feels like a
new home Volume ceilings, upgraded tile flooring
Tile roof and paver driveway Facilities includes golf
course, tennis courts, community pool/spa and more
Priced at $499,900


VALENCIA RESIDENCES CONDO 2 BR/2 BA/1 car carport &
heated community pool Gorgeous views from 2 lanals 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 $384,000 Looking for offers


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VENICE ISLAND HOME 3BD/2BA/2CG and
fully furnished. Recently updated, New
plumbing and more. Ready to move into
today or use as an investment.
Priced at $399,900


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1 BD/1BA 1st floor corner unit Turnkey furnished,
Small pet allowed. Ready to move into today.
Low monthly maintenance fee.
Priced to sell at $135,000

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Freshly remodeled villa with over $35K in updates.
Maintenance Free with low monthly fees.
A/C system, H20 heater, dishwasher and more
replaced in 2012 Active community pool and more
Priced at $129,900.


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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
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Almost new construction 3Bd/2BA/2CG
Upgraded kitchen with granite and wood
cabinets Tile flooring and more. Active
Community Price at $194,900


WATERFORD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
3BD/2BA/2CG pool home Golf course view, open
floorplan Gated community.
Golf and Country Club membership optional.
Priced at $280,000


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Stonebridge in beautiful deed restricted
Palmer Ranch. Lush Tropical pool area
complete with tiki lounge. $414,900
JOHN FEVRIER, 941-824-2992 FOR
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BANK OWNED. Large fenced-in backyard.
This home would be perfect for a first
time buyer or an investor. Close to
everything that downtown Bradenton has
to offer. SEE IT TODAY. PRICED AT
$29,900 CALL CAROL BURKE
941-284-0250.

NOKOMIS VILLA 2Br/2 Ba with
Gated community, close to Casey
Key and boat ramp. CALL JAN
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MORE INFORMATION. PRICED AT
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WHOOPWHOOP INVESTOR ALERT.Trplex for under20k near
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opportunity to remodel or build a new home! $19,750.
CALL JOHN FEVRIER, 941-284-2992 FOR DETAILS.
VENICE BEACH Great 1st floor condo.
End unit. Just a short walkor bike ride to the beach,
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dinner on Venice Avenue. You created the life you want.
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CALL JAN KLECKNER @ 941-223-4893
PORT CHARLOTTE, VACANT LOT
15173 McGraw Ave Close to Hwy 41,
Tamiami Trail, Shopping, Dinning,
Restaurants, Boating, Fishing,
Great Investment
JAN KLECKNER 941-223-4893. $3,999


I CENTRAL SARASOTA 2BR / 1BA with
Screened in back porch/lanai, corner lot, newer
appliances and Quartz countertops, close to
community center, parks, walking distance to
local High School,
UNBELIEVABLY PRICED AT $49,000.
CALL ASHLEY DANGERFIELD 704-616-1452

LARGE POOL HOME! Opportunity.
Lots of mature trees. Home needs some
TLC, but has good floor plan.
This is pre-foreclosure sale!
Priced at $280,000.
Call Kano Keller, 941-915-1297, for Details.

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WOODMERE LAKES VENICE CASA DE MEADOWS ENGLEWOO[
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finishes from top to bottom 3/2/2 with 3/2/2 lus den and pool.
beautiful back yard for only $223,900 Only, $369,000
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ONE OF THE ONLY WALLED 1926 HISTORIC
ESTATES located on the most prestigious streets. This
unique rare treasure is 2 blocks to famous Venice Beach
& to downtown Venice. 3BD/2.5BA, State of the art
kitchen with European .. I 1.1 cabinets & design.
Sub zero refrigerator, "' .1 ... I i... ner/grill gas stove,
separate gas wok, wine cooler & Bosch dishwasher.
Granite counters, special lighting & built-in eating nook,
original brick flooring. Formal dining room has old
world ch..... ..... I I.. ii. wrought iron : t t
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Lush tropical landscaping with backyard pool and
nrivarv Trulv one of a kin. i 1.500.000


MMACULATE 3BD/2BA. Move in condition. Modern
kitchen & baths. Tastefully furnished. Only 3 blocks to
each. Recent roof & A/C. Seasonal tenant in place for
in. Feb. March 2013 at $2.800 D/mo. $299.900


80 X 150 FT LOT ON WEST VENICE AVE.
Historical district of fine homes. Just 2 blocks to
the beach or downtown. Some mature trees and
plants. $450,000


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can see here how the tiles wrap around the
edge of her shell, so they are visible from the front and the
back.
Lulu is a part of Sea Venice, a public art project here in
Venice. Many Local sponsors and amazing artists contributed
their money time and talent to bring these beloved sea
creatures to life. Turtles and dolphins will remain on display at
locations inside and out for several months to come.
All Proceeds will ultimately benefit the programs of Venice Art
Center. The 40 turtles and dolphins are on display throughout
downtown Venice on sidewalks for the enjoyment of all.
In addition to taking the Sea Venice Tour, you can stop by the
art center, located on Nokomis Avenue by the library, to pick up
Sea Venice memorabilia including T-shirts, hats, and custom
Tervis Tumblers with the Sea Venice logo. t-shirts are available
in both adult and child sizes.
Please stop by the Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Office to see Lulu and visit my website, lueanne.com, for
updates about this exciting project.
Lueanne Wood, PA, for all your Venice area real estate
needs, buying or selling, I'm the aqent for vou!


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Attractive kitchen, 2 bedrooms 2 baths.
inside utility room and home office.
Fireplace. A fun bar on the patio. $169,900


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swimming pool, spacious living room with fire place.
Ceramic tile in main living areas. Frontage on Alligator
Creek with small boat access to the intercoastal. Access
to the Gulf via the South Venice ferry. $299,000


EXCELLENT CONDITION. Older 3BD/2BA split plan
home, large 90x142 ft lot. Side entrance oversize garage.
Fully fenced rear yard with a fantastic pool & garden area.
Spacious family room. Short walk to the beach or
downtown. Quiet outstanding residential neighborhood.


[N THE HEART OF THE ISLAND, a 3BD/3BA
home w/2 car garage & workshop. Screened
enclosed private patio. 4 fireplaces and lots of
charm. Modern kitchen & baths. 1 BD,bath and
fireplace is on the 2nd floor. Adjoining 70 X 140 ft
lot that is buildable. Plenty of value for $795,000


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screened cage and paver brick patio. Central Island
of Venice Location. Walk or Bike to everything.


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lot. Plenty of room for pool. Just two blocks to the public


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