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Detert bill would limit employers using credit reports


By BOB MUDGE
SENIOR WRITER

State Sen. Nancy Detert
thinks your credit report
shouldn't get in the way of you
getting a job or a promotion.
So she is sponsoring a bill to
limit a prospective employer's
right to see it.
"I had a mortgage company
for 25 years, and I'm used


NANCY DETER


"I had a mortgage company for
25 years, and I'm used to looking at
credit reports and seeing what's on
them. There's a lot there that people
don't realize."
Nancy Detert,
State Senator


to looking at credit reports
and seeing what's on them,"
the Venice Republican said.


"There's a lot there that people
don't realize."
Over-reliance on credit


reports in hiring, she said, is
another roadblock in Florida's
effort to be able to provide
workers for the companies it's
trying to lure to the state.
It's compounding the impact
of the decision several years
ago to reclassify a number of
crimes as felonies in an effort
to get tough on crime. As a re-
sult, people with a conviction
for a felony that previously was


a third-degree misdemeanor
are unemployable.
Unless it's to fill a position
that handles money or trade
secrets, for example, your credit
is none of an employer's busi-
ness, Detert said. And studies
show no correlation between
an employee's credit and job
performance, she added.

DETERTI5


Booming economy closes


local convenience store


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST
The 7-Eleven at Laurel Road
and U.S. 41, Tamiami Trail
North in Nokomis abruptly
closed this weekend to the
dismay and surprise of *
hundreds of customers.


This week, fencing was
erected around the 7-Eleven,
and the property is for sale. A
Nokomis resident commented
this was the first 7-Eleven she
had ever known to close.


The store is not a casualty
of the recession, but ap-
parently, and surpi miiiI. -
the victim of the bi 1 ruing
economy in Nokomi, --k ,
For an estimated. ;5 ......
years, this iconic symbol PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTOI
of the American lifestyle
has been a successful Drivers faced a surprise this week when they
business growing steadily found fencing surrounding the 7-Eleven
until the last decade, at the junction of Laurel Road and U.S.41.
Unable to expand The 7-Eleven was forced to close because of
due to recent growth too much business but no way to expand to
du at ....rntrow.the compete against nearby, similar businesses.


011i dU-JUIllllltg fUl,\Uf LLIUS
byWalgreens and Bank of
America, this popular gas sta-
tion and convenience store has
apparently been strangled by
new construction of compet-
itors building larger locations
within close proximity.


Ni


Siesta Key resident Bob
Taplinger, owner of the prop-
erty for the past 25 years,
confirmed the national com-
pany had completed two long
ECONOMY116


SUN PHOTO BY BOB MUDGE
Venice dentist Don Lackey holds a stuffed dog destined to be a Christmas present for a young boy or girl. His office
has traded teeth-cleanings for new toys each December for 18 years.

Dentist plays Santa again this year


By BOB MUDGE
SENIOR WRITER

In the classic Christmas
TV show "Rudolph the Red-
Nosed Reindeer," Hermey is
a toy-making elf who would
rather be a dentist.
Venice dentist Don Lackey
doesn't have any ambition
to be a toymaker, but he
does his share each year to
make Christmas brighter for
less-fortunate children.
For the 18th year, anyone
who brings a new, unwrapped
toy or combination of toys
worth at least $65 to Lackey's
office, 1900 South Tamiami
Trail, Venice, gets a free clean-
ing, which has a value of $85.
But the offer expires Dec. 20,
and if you don't already have
an appointment, you're out of
luck unless there's a cancella-
tion and you're on the call list.


You can make a toy dona-
tion anyway, or give cash so
presents can be bought for
older children. Most of the
donations each year are for
younger children even though
they are sought for up to age
18, according to Lindsay Pablo
of Lackey's staff.
And you can make an
appointment for December
of 2014. And some people
already have.
On Tuesday afternoon, it
was easy to see that the offer
- the first day was Dec. 2 -
had already attracted a lot of
takers who were also givers.
The lobby of Lackey's office
was piled high with toys, and a
row of bikes stretched peril-
ously close to the front door.
But the haul is only about a
third of what will come in by
the final day of the offer, he
said.


All the toys go to the Venice
Police Department for dis-
tribution to needy children
identified through local
schools. VPD typically has to
make a couple of pickups to
keep the lobby clear enough
for patient access, Lackey said.
Otherwise, there are toys piled
up floor to ceiling three or four
layers deep.
The donated toys are worth
about $10,000-$15,000, he said.
"It seems to grow each year,"
Pablo said.
Playing Santa is something
Lackey learned as a child in
Alabama from his father and
grandfather, whose service
organizations teamed up each
Christmas to provide food
to families in need. Lackey
usually spent Christmas Eve
helping with deliveries.

SANTA|9


County ready to move


forward on Springs plan


By SCOTT LOCKWOOD
STAFF WRITER
A plan to reopen Warm
Mineral Springs Day Spa in
North Port was approved
Tuesday by Sarasota County
commissioners after a 4-1 vote.
County Commissioner Joe
Barbetta was the only one not
to accept a slightly modified
version of North Port's pro-
posed plan, approved by the
city on Monday.
Although progress was made,
the Springs will not reopen
for swimming only by the first
of the year as some users
of the mineral-rich lake had
hoped due to a state-re-
quired competitive bidding
process.


County commissioners spent
nearly an hour discussing
a letter sent by North Port
commissioners that requested
both boards' staffs help design
a long-term plan for the day
spa's operation. The 81-acre
Springs, jointly owned by
the city and county, closed
June 30 after the two boards
failed to secure a contract to
operate the city's only tourist
attraction.
The plan includes terms
agreed by the majority of both
boards during a joint meeting
held in April. The plan also
has a provision for an optional
short-term agreement for the

SPRINGS 14


By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR
In Punta Gorda, city resi-
dents pay only a small portion
of county Sheriff's Office
services.
In Venice, city residents pay
for all county Sheriff's Office
services, regardless of whether
they use them.
That's the heart of the dis-
cussion Venice council mem-
bers struggled with Monday
morning in a workshop.
Venice is looking to Punta
Gorda as an example of how
alternative funding in this
case, a Municipal Service Taxing
Unit could more appropri-
ately pay for law enforcement.
But even that is controver-
sial. The Sheriff has his own


questions about how that
would work.
In Charlotte County, a third
of the property taxes that fund
the Sheriff's Office comes from
city residents, recognizing
they receive some benefit, like
SWAT teams and forensics.
People who reside outside
Punta Gorda pay a separate
county service tax for law
enforcement.
In Venice, residents pay a city
property tax to fund the Venice
Police Department, but also
pay the same tax as non-city
residents to pay for Sarasota
County Sheriff's Office opera-
tions, although deputies do not
patrol within the city.
Mayor John Holic said
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Magic on the Water


PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL


Thousands of people lined the Intracoastal Waterway Saturday to watch the 25th Annual Venice Christmas
Boat Parade. There was a chance the event was going to be canceled this year due to lack of participation but
after much publicity and last-minute sign-ups, the event saw 45 boats of varying sizes and lengths. People
along the shoreline cheered and took photos while boaters cheered back. To view more photos, see Page 17A.


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She helped build organization that puts people in homes


By ED SCOTT
SPECIAL To
THE GONDOLIER SUN
The tools changed, but
the blueprint hope for
families remains the
same.
JudyWilcox's tenure
as executive director of
Habitat for Humanity
South Sarasota County
ends when she retires
in February. One of her
legacies will be that the
organization adapted
well to the recession and
the real estate downturn.
Habitat's primary
mission is to enlist
volunteers to build
modest homes that are
purchased by low-in-
come but qualified
- buyers seeking home
ownership. But during
the recession, Habitat
shifted gears and partic-
ipated with federal, state
and local governments
- and other nonprofits
- in the Neighborhood
Stabilization Program.
Many area families lost
their homes due to fore-
closure during the reces-
sion. This creative federal
program, administered
by the Sarasota Office of
Housing and Community
Development, enabled
low-income homeowners
to purchase foreclosed
homes.
Through the NSP,
Habitat received more
than $2 million to
purchase 25 foreclosed


JUDYWILCOX
homes from 2009-2013,
renovate them in a
cost-effective manner
and sell them to partner
families. The homes were
made available in half
the time it takes to own a
typical, newly construct-
ed Habitat home.
While other nonprofit
organizations and
countless businesses
reliant on construction
and real estate floun-
dered or failed during the
recession, Habitat was
busier than ever.
"We would not have
been able to do as many
houses in a short period
of time" without the
government program,
Wilcox said.
Now 69, Wilcox took
the helm as Habitat's
first full-time executive
director in October of
2004. Prior to her tenure,
the organization had
placed 27 partner fam-
ilies in homes, since its
founding in 1992. Under
her leadership, Habitat
has placed 71 families in
South County homes and


there are 15-20 families
"in the pipeline."
"Judy Wilcox truly
transformed Habitat for
Humanity South Sarasota
County," said Sandra
Terry, executive direc-
tor of the Laurel Civic
Association since 1998.
"She brought the orga-
nization into the future
and into the community
at large on all fronts."
Habitat has focused
on areas north of Venice
in recent years, first with
Garden Park, a town-
home community off
U.S. 41 in Nokomis, and
now with Laurel Gardens,
six single-family homes
in various stages of plan-
ning off Collins Road.
Wilcox said she is
proudest of the number
of homes that Habitat has
matched with families
"that never would have
had that opportunity."
Tasked to build homes,
sometimes Wilcox helped
tear down stereotypes as
well. She went out of her
way "to bring to fruition
our quaint little neighbor-
hood," Garden Park resi-
dent Stacey Chaisson said.
"She fought the proverbial
City Hall, as well as an
adjacent neighborhood,
that felt we weren't up to
their standards. Little did
these neighbors know that
most families living here
at Garden Park were not
looking for a hand out, but
a hand up and afford-
able mortgages so they


PHOTO BY ED SCOTT
Judy Wilcox, left, outgoing
executive director of Habitat
for Humanity South Sarasota
County, stands next to Sandra
Terry, executive director of
the Laurel Civic Association,
recently at the Laurel Gardens
construction site off Collins
Road in Laurel.

could better their lives.
But Judy did."
Habitat's annual budget
is close to $2 million,
10 times what it was in
2004. But the typical
partner family hasn't
changed much over the
years. Some 65 percent
are single mothers with
children, while 10 percent
are single fathers. The rest
are two-parent families,
seniors and the disabled.
Calling herself "a
mission-driven person,"
Wilcox said now "it's time
to do something else. It's
time to give more time
to my husband (Mack)
and family." They have a
number of godchildren,
nieces and nephews.
Michelle Hazeltine,
chair of the Habitat
board, said she hopes the
board will hire Wilcox's
successor by Jan. 1.
"It's not just a social
organization," Hazeltine
said of Habitat. "We're a
developer, a builder. We
do all kinds of stuff. You
have to wear a lot of differ-
ent kinds of hats, and she's
been able to do that."


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SPRINGS
FROM PAGE 1
winner of the long-term
contract. The letter asked
the county to allow the
city to seek a manage-
ment agreement with a
company to reopen the
spa for the interim, until
a long-term vendor is
selected.
"For the first time in a
long time, we had some
good, solid discussion on
what needed to be done
and everybody was in
agreement except one,"
said North Port Mayor Jim
Blucher, who attended


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013


Tuesday's county meeting
in SouthVenice. "The per-
manent fix to this is the
long-term agreement."
County Commissioner
Christine Robinson said
it was the first time the
city presented a plan.
"This is significant
progress in my view and
I'm very encouraged by
it," Robinson said.
County commissioners
agreed to the letter,
but added a deadline
of Sept. 1,2014, for the
long-term contract. They
voiced concerns that a
short-term operator -
which could be selected
within the next few
months could become


the long-term operator
without a competi-
tive bidding process.
Robinson said that if the
county didn't follow state
law on competitive bid-
ding, the county could
be subject to several law-
suits that would keep the
Springs closed for a long
time. Blucher clarified
North Port's stance that
the short-term manager
would have an option
to bid on the long-term
operation.
"We needed to make
sure that happened to
make this a competitive
process and make sure
that we'll have a long-
term plan in place,"


Robinson said. "We're on
our way."
The county also agreed
with the city's request to
move forward with costs
for a U.S. Geological
Survey hydrological
study of the Springs,
previously agreed to by
both boards. The study
could be time-consum-
ing and cost hundreds of
thousands of dollars.
Barbetta disagreed with
North Port's proposal,
saying, "We're back to
where we were in the
beginning." He supports
the original invitation to
negotiate that was unan-
imously agreed by both
boards in a joint meeting


in July 2012. Barbetta
had some pointed words
for some of the North
Port commissioners,
leading Blucher to say
he was worried about a
future joint meeting on
the Springs between the
boards.
"I'm telling you right
now that nothing is going
to happen in North Port
until there's an election
... and I still believe that,"
Barbetta said. "One of
the commissioners came
around because there is
an election coming up.
That's the reality right
now.
"They're playing with
$5.5 million (paid by


the city and county for
the Springs) in taxpayer
money and costing their
citizens by jerking this
process around for the last
couple of years. I've got
no faith that sitting at a
table with them is going to
make anything change."
County Commission
Chairwoman Carolyn
Mason said it was time to
move on from the past.
Robinson agreed.
"It looks like everybody
has agreed that we need
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new digs on campus


By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR
It's official. The Venice
Symphony has found a
new home, although it
will be some time before
they can move in.
The city of Venice
signed off this week on
a user agreement for
the new Performing Arts
Center under construc-
tion at Venice High. The
agreement includes a
30-year lease allowing
the Venice Symphony to
inhabit the Music Suite
behind the arts center.
The Sarasota County
School Board already
signed off on the deal.
"It's going to be an
incredible opportunity
not only for us but for
the community," said the
Symphony's executive
director, Doug Kerr.
"In my 30 years in
Sarasota County, I've
never experienced this
kind of partnership. It's
unique and remarkable.
The (school district)
was open to all of our
questions, concerns and
disagreements."
Former Symphony
board member Jim Renz,
a retired school super-
intendent, called the
Performing Arts Center a
landmark, and the part-
nership between the city,
school district and local
arts groups a "model
for other communities"
throughout the country.
"(You've) provided an
opportunity to build a
major beacon of light
for years to come," Renz
said. "...(N)ot only for
the students we pres-
ently have, but for those
that will follow. It's a
unique effort (that) will
make a positive impact
on the community."


It's a little too soon to
talk about a celebration,
although that's what
Kerr and Renz were up
to immediately after
the Venice City Council
approved the user
agreement.
The buildings aren't
expected to be ready
until November 2014.
The Venice High Music
Suite will, by then, be
vacated. It will serve as
rehearsal space for the
Symphony and storage
space for their instru-
ments and other gear.
Kerr said he was excit-
ed about being able to
have students and other
musical groups rehearse
with the Symphony once
they're finally in the
space.
City and county offi-
cials were just as excited.
"This happened as a
result of your having a
vision, the School Board
having a vision and
collaboration," said Scott
Lempe, chief operating
officer with Sarasota
County Schools. "It's a
jewel for the community
that will benefit tens of
thousands of high school
students in addition
to other arts groups.
I'm looking froward
to the day when the
Venice Symphony and
the Venice High School
Chorus and Venice High
Band are on the stage
together."
City Council Member
Jeanette Gates said she
still had one concern
with the high school
rehab project creating
a turn lane arrow to
make it safer for students
and others to turn onto
Indian Avenue from
U.S. 41 Venice Business.
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state-of-the-art facility
will showcase local talent
and top artistic acts
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She hopes her bill will
curtail the use of credit
reports in favor of more
important factors.
"Very few jobs should
require a credit report,"
she said. "If you're not
distracted by the credit,
maybe you're more fo-
cused on the employees
and whether they fit in
your organization."
Specifically, Senate
Bill 324 would generally
prohibit an employer from
using your credit report or
credit history in deciding
whether to hire you or
promote you, how much
to pay you or what the
other conditions of your
employment would be.
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a position in a financial
institution.
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could still check your
credit for other purposes,
with your permission, in
six instances, including if
it's regarding a manage-
ment position or one that
involves public safety.
The bill allows some-
one whose rights were
violated to enjoin the
employer from the
practice and to sue for
actual damages and costs,
but not attorney fees. An
employer who is sued can
ask that the aggrieved job
applicant post a bond as
protection against dam-
ages including attorney
fees it might suffer if
the case is frivolous.
Those provisions were
included to allay concerns
that the bill might be the
basis for lawsuits claiming
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She said she isn't
concerned that not being
able to use credit reports
in hiring might inhibit a
company from coming to
Florida.
In response to an email
inquiry, Carole Reams,
product manager at
PGT Industries, said the
city's largest employer
wouldn't be affected by
Detert's bill.
The bill passed through
the Commerce and
Tourism Committee
that Detert chairs by an
8-1 vote Monday. It still
needs to get through the
Judiciary, Government
Oversight and
Accountability and Rules
committees, as well as
passage by the full Senate
and the House, and be
signed by the governor.
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Still working at 91, Halpin wishes others wouldn't retire early


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Let people work until
they are 90. That is the
philosophy of Howard
Halpin.
At 91, Howard is man-
aging director of Turbine
Weld at 402 Substation
Road. He expects to be
working for as long as he
lives and offers his per-
ception of the changing
working environment
and future.
With a warm, friendly,
amusing nature, he said,
"I have my reservation at
the National Cemetery
and I have told my daugh-
ter, 'If you hear a thump
at the office, call Farley
(Funeral Directors) as I
have my reservation!'"
Born in Troy, N.Y, he
attended Catholic school
for eight years, then mil-
itary high school for four
years. At the outbreak
of WWII, he entered the
Navy in 1942 for a great
career and although he
tried, he never got into
battles.
Always getting nailed
as the guy who would


run things, a green horn
19-year-old became the
Company Commander
in Boot Camp, moving
on to become an aerial
gunner and radio man
at Jacksonville in 1946.
Studying electrical engi-
neering at a university,
he obtained a commis-
sion in the Navy.
Joining General
Electric testing electron-
ics, he rotated around
cities in New York and
Massachusetts. He then
moved into aerospace
and worked on an elec-
tro-mechanical device
activating the direction
of bullets fired toward
approaching aircraft.
Retiring at 65 with 41
years' service at GE, his
son persuaded Halpin
to re-start the Vermont-
based business and he
agreed to a two-year
stint. Obtaining the
financing, they restarted
the business with six
employees.
Turbine Weld repairs
hot section parts where
the burning of the fuel
takes place in propeller
jet aircraft turbine


engines. The fuel spurts
in jets, ignited by spark
points; it expands, driv-
ing through the turbine
to spin the propellers.
These items cost from
$15,000 to $125,000 for a
large hot section.
To avoid Vermont
state taxes, in 1993 they
moved the business with
25 employees to Venice.
Now they have grown to
42 employees, working
on 2- to 30-seat propeller
aircraft engines and even
the new drones.
His son is president,
traveling and managing
sales, and two other sons
are with the company.
The production manager
is his daughter, and the
plant manager a former
next door neighbor from
Vermont.
Although Halpin has
the title managing direc-
tor, he considers himself
the treasurer because
he manages the money.
Additionally for 20 years,
he has handled any legal
issues and closes the
books monthly. He works
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
knows all the employees


and every aspect of the
production.
"The worst job I have
is president of the condo
owners association," he
said. "My main job is
taking care of my spouse.
She has a nurse five days
and I care for her at all
other times. By Sunday
night, I am exhausted."
They were both in
the Navy and his wife
is precisely four days
older. He tells a cute
story recalling when he
was born. They took him
to a room full of babies.
Looking around, he saw
a hot babe. He decided
he would look her up
when he was 17, and the
rest is history. They have
been married 65 years,
have 8 children and
several grandchildren.
In 70 years, the world
has changed and he
witnessed it at GE.
Compared to today,
Halpin said the loyalty
business has become
hardnosed and brutal
with competition only
good for productivity.
"Turbine Weld is small
business depending


Seated at his office desk working on the computer is Howard
Halpin. At 91, he is managing director and treasurer of
Turbine Weld.


upon their employees,"
he said. "It will take a
long time before prop
engines disappear, but
they will as engines
change. There are still
things requiring the kind
of work we do and I see
this business lasting a
long time."
The major change he
has seen is the country
going from a manufac-
turer and designer to a
country in the business
of making money, not
making things. There is
more to self-worth than


doing nothing for your
money, he said.
"We are going to run
out of knowledgeable
people," he said. "I regret
to see people retire at
65, and some at 55,
because it is throwing
away valuable assets. The
whole country is in an
'oh boy do this without
working' mental state. I
would like to see it return
to everybody feeling they
have got to be useful. If
more people were in that
mode, I think we would
have more jobs."


Venice now has solar-powered dog-grooming service


Businews
Roger
Button


Stacy Huggins, owner
of Dogs ofVenice Mobile
Salon of South Venice,
offers dog-grooming on
wheels in her enclosed
trailer. Her residential and
commercial services in-
clude grooming even if you
bring your dog to work!
Regardless of where
she grooms your dog,
whether it is in the trailer
outside your home or
outside your business, she
generally needs about one
hour. She focuses on small
dogs weighing 18 pounds
or less, and the service
includes bathing and
drying, hair cutting, ear
cleaning and nail cutting.
From Long Island, N.Y,
she was a dental recep-
tionist for five years, then


studied at college to be a
veterinarian but did not
want to deal with surgery
and the emotions and
moved in 1988 to Florida.
Acquiring Cape Critters
Mobile in 1998, she
groomed dogs in Cape
Coral for 14 years.
Moving to Missouri for
two years, she continued
grooming, and then
returned to Cape Coral,
continuing grooming.
This year, she relocated
the business to South
Venice and started new
services. Her services are
90 percent powered by
solar panels on the top of
the trailer. Open week-
days 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; call
941-786-7877.

Rumor
Suggestions that a
Michaels store was
preparing to open in the
former Kmart location on
U.S. 41 Bypass appear to
be just a rumor. Here is
the response I got to an
inquiry, "We don't have
any information about


a Michaels opening in
Venice, but if that changes,
I'll be sure to let you know."

Calusa Park
For readers who missed
the report in October,
Calusa Park will be a
walled community of 88
single-family homes with
gated entry from Laurel
Road. Infrastructure work
is due to be completed
early 2014. Contractor
and developer CPLP
Lots LLC is contracted
to sell the development
to national builders D.R.
Horton, which will build
and sell the homes.

Tasting Benefit
Enjoy the Holiday
Tasting Bonanza this
Friday, Dec. 13, 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m. at Brindley's
Liquors, 421 Tamiami
Trail South across
from Venice Regional
Medical Center. Proceeds
benefit Plantation
Golf & Country Club
Community Foundation.


Restaurants
Update
For returning snow-
birds, here is a restaurant
update. On West Venice
Avenue, Cassariano has
moved, opened and dou-
bled in size. Ristorante
San Marco is new, has
opened as is nearby Cafe
Panani; Cafe Europe is
planned to open soon.
The Brewhouse, for-
merly TJ Carney's, opens
soon; Made In Italy has
opened Italian Lounge.
Darrell's Restaurant
opened in the Brickyard
on the Bypass; Nearby
Mi Pueblo is opening its
lounge soon. The Living
Room in South Venice is
open near Crest Cadillac.
Marker 4 at Fisherman's
Wharf opens soon;
Carrabba's Italian Grill
next to Denny's on South
Trail is coming next year.
Cafe Evergreen in
Nokomis next to Captain
Eddie's is opening soon.
Plaza Mexico is open next
to Ramada Venice Resort's
Waves Grill on the Bypass.


Pavilion Grill is open
next to the Legacy Trail
overpass on the Bypass;
Left Coast Seafood is
open in a new location
at the former Crossroads
on the Bypass and Fins
at Sharky's Restaurant is
opening soon.

Children First
at PGT
PGT Industries do-
nated $5,000 to Sarasota
County's Children First,
having embraced the
nonprofit at the start
of 2013. Earlier in the
year, 35 PGT employees
completed maintenance
and landscaping projects
at two Children First
facilities in Sarasota. PGT
Vice President Debbie
LaPinska organized the
workday event, which
included time to interact
with the children and
staff. More recently PGT
was a sponsor of the "Flip
Flops and Fashion" lun-
cheon, as well as the first
annual "Rockin' Lobster"
dinner and silent auction.


Sandy Claws
Beach Run
Sarasota County Parks
and Recreation 37th annu-
al Sandy Claws Beach Run
is scheduled for Saturday,
Dec. 14, at Sarasota's Siesta
Beach. Starts at 7 a.m.;
fun run begins at 8 a.m.
with the 5K race starting
at 8:20 a.m. Awards for
first- through sixth-place
finishers in each age
group; call 941-861-5000.

Venetian Expert
Venetian Golf &
River Club expert Jody
Skapyak, a licensed
Realtor since 2004, joins
the Re/Max Alliance
Group Venice office.
Editor's Note: Service
and product information
in this column should not
be taken as an endorse-
ment of the business.
Send your news of a
news business opening,
an expansion, a reloca-
tion or other significant
event to rogerbutton@
verizon.net.


Simple devices can lock sliding glass doors


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

At this time of the year,
as the holiday season
gets in full swing, there
is a bigger incentive for
burglars to break into
homes, taking treasured
possessions just to resell
for pennies on the dollar.
Recently, this happened
in the Nokomis com-
munity when a friend
returned home after
church and lunch on a


Sunday morning. The lock
on the sliding patio door
had been forced to gain
entry. The closets were
in disorder, clothes and
accessories strewn around
and drawers emptied, with
the contents on the floor.
But worse was to come
when the elderly occu-
pants found treasured
rings and jewelry missing
along with her husband's
watch.
"Has this ever hap-
pened to you?" she


asked. "Why did they
take my rings, which I
had for so many years?
Look at my fingers now. I
have no jewelry to wear."
To neighbors, this is a
warning, but to the vic-
tims, it is a personal loss. In
this instance, occupants in
neighboring single-family
homes on either side of the
victim's home sat on their
lanai reading newspapers
and eating lunch, unaware
of the break-in.
Perhaps the burglary


could not have been
stopped, but security
officials have repeatedly
said that simple deter-
rents fitted to doors and
windows can discourage
burglars.
For less than $8, sliding
doors can be secured
with the easily fitted
adhesive Bandit Bars or
by drilling and fitting
the Burglar Night Pin to
the doors. Both these
items and a selection
of home security items


are available from Kile's
Ace Hardware at 640
North Tamiami Trail near
RaceTrac in Nokomis.
They also can be pur-
chased from Ace locations
and other hardware stores.
A professionally in-
stalled security system in
the home operated by a
control panel connected
to various sensors fitted
to locations throughout
the home provides addi-
tional security, providing
it is used whenever the


property is unoccupied.
Alarm warning signs
displayed around the
property are an asset.
Security officials ask
residents to be vigilant.
Be aware of what is
happening around the
neighborhood. Those
seeing strangers should
call 911.
A 911 call costs noth-
ing and could lead to the
detention of those in a
community with crimi-
nal intent.


Holidays boost hiring as unemployment rate drops


By GARY ROBERTS
STAFF WRITER

The unemployment
rate last month continued
to drop across Southwest
Florida, an indication the
snowbirds have landed.
The state Department
of Economic Opportunity
reported that Charlotte,
Sarasota and DeSoto coun-
ties all showed improve-
ment in October from the
previous month and, more
significantly, from the
same time last year.
Charlotte's unemploy-
ment has fallen steadily
from 8.4 percent in
October 2012 to 7.0 per-
cent in September to
6.6 percent last month,
the DEO reports.


Similarly, Sarasota and
DeSoto counties saw a
decrease in the unemploy-
ment rate. In Sarasota,
unemployment fell from
6.6 percent in September
to 6.4 percent last month.
In October 2012, the job-
less rate was 8.2 percent.
In DeSoto County,
unemployment fell from
8.3 percent in September
to 7.7 percent last month,
a substantial 2.1 per-
centage-point drop from
October 2012.
Overall, the region fared
better than the state and
the nation, which report-
ed seasonally adjusted
unemployment rates in
October of 6.7 percent and
7.3 percent, respectively.
The local job market


typically experiences a
boost in season, which
generally begins in
October and continues
through spring. Regional
figures, which are not
seasonally adjusted to ac-
count for fluctuations in
areas such as tourism and
agriculture, are reported
differently than state and
federal rates, which are
seasonally adjusted.
"We've had a lot of sea-
sonal hiring going on," said
Debbie Guilbault, center
supervisor for Southwest
FloridaWorks in Charlotte
County. "Major retailers
particularly are hiring."
The hospitality industry
and UPS also are adding
new workers, she said.
Adding to this optimism


is that several new restau-
rants recently opened in
the county and others are
taking on more workers,
a response to the annual
migration of snowbirds,
she said.
"This is the first time
in five years that we've
seen such a great wave of
seasonal hiring," Guilbault
said. "Seasonal hiring is
always good, but this year
it has definitely increased.
Our problem is we can't get
enough job seekers in here
to fill employer needs."
Tampering down the
enthusiasm is that most of
the hiring is for low-wage
positions, she said. In
addition, at this point it is
unknown how many of the
temporary jobs will last


through the holidays or
the entire tourist season.
However, the region's
employment trend is
certainly good news for
an ailing economy.
Economists consider
an unemployment rate
of about 4 percent to
6 percent to be "healthy."
Lower rates are seen as
inflationary due to the
upward pressure on sala-
ries; higher rates threaten
a decrease in consumer
spending.
Florida's seasonally ad-
justed unemployment rate
was 6.7 percent in October
2013, down 0.1 percentage
points over the month,
and down 1.5 percentage
points from 8.2 percent a
year ago, according to the


DEO. The state's October
rate was the lowest since
August 2008, when it also
was 6.7 percent.
Florida's unemployment
rate was 0.6 percentage
points lower than the
U.S. rate of 7.3 percent in
October and was below
the national rate for the
eighth consecutive month.
October 2013 was the
39th consecutive month
with positive annual job
growth after the state lost
jobs for more than three
years.
Nationally, the number
of people filing for new
unemployment benefits
fell for the fifth time in six
weeks, another sign of an
improving labor market.
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013


'Choices' for the Kings is to move on


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Leaving this week are
a young couple who
arrived in Venice three
years ago and took on
the challenge of renovat-
ing a derelict gas station
to create an organic
specialty store.
"Wednesday is the last
day; the new owners are
coming in Thursday,"
said Karen King, who
with husband Bob have
decided to give up retail-
ing and go into farming.
It was June of 2011
after months of reno-
vations they opened
Choices Natural Market
at 737 Tamiami Trail
South across from Village
on the Isle. Specializing
in organic produce,
meats, bulk grains,
organic and allergen-free
groceries and supple-
ments, they saw a big
opportunity.
"We got into this be-
cause of our passion, but
we do not really have the
business background,"
King said. "The new own-
ers say they are going to
expand and improve the
business. Because they
have more money than


we do, they are making it
more streamlined."
The Kings had been
operating a similar store
in Illinois for eight years
before they came to
Venice. Although they
had no intention of
opening another store,
they needed jobs and as
there was a hole in the
market, they decided to
open the store.
The location they
chose was originally a
gas station that had be-
come almost derelict. It
was overgrown and had
no parking lot. Together
they toiled to improve
it, eventually opening
Choices in June of 2011.
"The mom and pop
stores are of the past
and the reason is the
competitiveness of the
grocery industry," she
said. "Margins are real
tight and you have to sell
a lot of products to make
money to support your
family."
When they first
opened, people were be-
ing referred to their store
from the supermarkets.
Now those supermarkets
sell organic produce.
Costs are higher for the
Kings because they are


small and can only buy
much smaller orders,
competing with giant
chains.
"The consumer does
not understand and if
it is 20 cents more, they
just go somewhere else,"
King said. "In days of
old, the grocery store
was the hub of con-
versation when buying
groceries, something
you do not get at other
places. Personal interac-
tion is not in the larger
supermarket."
This week, when they
have sold their business,
they will be driving
north. Plans are to buy
some land probably near
Gainesville, because it
is less expensive. They
will open an organic
farm, becoming certified
to grow produce for
the community, selling
it at Farmers Markets,
stores like Choices and
restaurants.
"Again we will follow
our passion and belief
in supporting the local
community and econo-
my with social responsi-
bility as we take up the
challenge by becoming
organic farmers," she
said.


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8A SUN NEWSPAPERS


I OBITUARIES

Royce M. Harris

Royce M. Harris, age
71, of Venice, Fla., died
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in
Venice, Fla.
H. He was born
." :. ..?May 26, 1942, in
Anniston, Ala.,
to William and
Cleo Formby Harris. He
was a maritime engineer
and served in the U.S.
Air Force. He was of the
Baptist faith.
He was preceded in
death by his parents;
sister Dorothy Jones; and
brothers Davis Harris and
Robert Harris.
Survivors include his
wife of 21 years, Wilma
Harris, of Venice, Fla.; and
daughter and son-in-
law, Robin and Danny
Sacksteder, and grandson
Dylan Sacksteder, of
North Port, Fla. Other
survivors include David
Sparks and family of
Knoxville, Tenn., Wayne
Seale and family of
Nellysford, Va., and
special nephew, Lewis
Jones of Alabama. He is
also survived by brother,
Bill Harris of Melbourne,
Fla., and sisters, Anne
Bateman of Hutchison,
Kan., and Margaret Henry
of Monroe, Mich.
Services: A Memorial
Service will be held at
5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17,
at Venice Church of
the Nazarene, 1535 E.
Venice Ave., Venice,
Fla., with visitation
beginning at 4:15 p.m.
Farley Funeral Home is
handling arrangements.
Interment will be at a
later date at Rest Haven
Memorial Gardens in
Arkadelphia, Ark. To
send condolences, visit
FarleyFuneralhHome.
com.
Contributions:
Memorial donations may
be made to the Children's
Department at Venice
Church of the Nazarene,
or to the Juvenile
Diabetes Research
Foundation at JDREorg.

Fredric M. Somach

Fredric M. Somach
passed away Tuesday,
Nov. 19, 2013.
Dr.
S Somach was
a neuro-
surgeon
atVenice
Hospital
and vol-
unteered
medical
services to the Senior


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11,2013


Friendship Center and
South County Clinic after
his retirement. In the
interim, he successfully
completed one full year
at Stetson Law School but
realized he "would rather
do anything in medicine."
He was a Diplomate of
the American Board of
Neurological Surgery and
Fellow of the American
College of Surgeons and
member of Chamber
Music America.
Fredric is survived by
his wife, Roberta, whom
he married in 1960; their
son, Stephen and his wife,
Martha, of Cleveland,
Ohio, and grandchildren,
David and Sara; their
son, William of Nokomis,
Fla.; and their daughter,
Susan, of Atlanta, Ga., her
son Jasper, and siblings,
Tessa and Sasha. His
other daughter, Robin,
died at 18 months.
He is also survived by
his sister, Beverly
Somach, of New York City,
and her four children,
Jeffrey, Wendy, Sabrina
and Daniel; and sister-
in-law, Sue Robinson
and husband, Murray,
from Bloomington, Ind.,
their son, Andy, and twin
daughters, Roberta and
Nancy.
Born in Manhattan,
Oct. 8, 1930, to Samuel
Nathan and Beatrice
Ross Somach, Fred and
his sister grew up on
the Lower East Side. He
attended Stuyvesant High
School in NewYork City,
where he was concert-
master and soloist with
the school orchestra. He
majored in musicology
and literature at Syracuse
University, performed as
a member of an outstand-
ing student string quartet
and played in the city's
professional orchestra. He
subsequently graduated
with high honors from
the medical school at the
Catholic University of
Louvain in Belgium. Fred
spoke French fluently
and traveled Europe on a
motor scooter.
After completing his
medical internship and
neurosurgical residency
in Philadelphia, Pa.,
he joined a group spe-
cialty practice in Flint,
Mich., and served on
the medical staffs of the
three major hospitals.
The family enjoyed the
medical and cultural life
of the city, but Florida
beckoned.
Having obtained his
Florida medical license


early in his career, Fredric
finally moved the family
to Sarasota County in
1977 to establish a new
medical practice and
continue to pursue his
passion for music. He
became the neurosur-
geon atVenice Hospital
and was on staff at
hospitals in Englewood
and Charlotte County. His
wife became active in the
community.
All of Fred and
Roberta's children partic-
ipated in performing arts
throughout their school
years, Stephen as a cellist,
Susan as a ballet dancer
and flutist and William
as a violinist and violist.
Stephen graduated from
Riverview High School,
Susan from Pine View and
William from Venice High,
each eventually becoming
a doctor, a lawyer and a
journalist and musician,
respectively.
Meanwhile, Fred the
violinist continued to be
a patron of the arts and
enjoy classical chamber
music sessions in the
home with accomplished
musicians like David
Cohen and Ciel Newman.
A highlight was a family
quartet with Fred, his
sons Bill and Steve and
friend Mischa Koskoff
participating in a master
class with the famous
Guarneri Quartet during
its residency in Tampa,
Fla. In recent years, he
has had the pleasure of
playing wonderful works
for string quartet with
Steve on cello, Bill on vio-
la and grandson David on
violin. And so the musical
legacy lives on!
Services: A private
family service is planned.
Contributions:
Memorial donations
toward a medical legacy
may be made to Gulf
Coast Community
Foundation.

Paul R.Vachon

Paul R. Vachon, age 75,
of Venice, Fla., passed
away peacefully at home
Friday, Dec. 6,
2013, after a
*.',, :. long illness.
He was born
in Manchester,
N.H., on Feb. 24, 1938,
to Larry and Rolande
Vachon. He attended
local schools, then, after a
three-year tour in the U.S.
Army, graduated from
New England College in
Henniker, N.H.
Paul is survived by


his wife, Marie Laronde
Vachon, of Venice, Fla.;
his children, Christine
Radavich and husband,
Jim, of East Hampton,
Conn., Louise Vachon of
Cromwell, Conn., Larry
Vachon of Manchester,
Conn., and Patricia
Zima and husband, Jim,
of Manchester, Conn.;
and a sister, Suzanne
Vachon, of Manchester,
N.H. He also leaves
behind two grand-
children, Kevin and
Renee Radavich, of East
Hampton, Conn.
Paul spent 33 years
in the corrugated pack-
age industry mostly
with Continental/
Stone Container out of
Portland, Conn., where
he won numerous sales
awards. He also was very
active in his hometown
politics in Ellington,
Conn., where he was
elected to various boards
and commissions, most
notably the Board of
Selectmen, the Board of
Education, the Planning
and Zoning Commission
and the Parks
Commission. He also
was a Republican Town
Chairman for 10 years.
Among other activi-
ties, he was a member
and president of the
New England College
Association for six years,
and in Venice, Fla., he
served as a member and
president of the Meadow
Run Homeowners
Association and the
East Village Master
Association over a 10-year
period.
Among his favorite
pastimes were playing
golf, volleyball and
softball. Paul also en-
joyed his Boston Red
Sox and NASCAR, but
most especially being a
member and president of
the Connecticut Society
of Ferroequinologists and
model railway engineers
in Manchester, Conn.
Services: A Memorial
Mass will be held at
Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church in
Venice, Fla., Monday,
Dec. 16, at 11 a.m.
Farley Funeral Home,
Venice, Fla., is handling
the arrangements. To
send condolences, visit
FarleyFuneralHome.com.
Contributions:
Memorial donations may
be made in his memory
to the Salvation Army or
Tidewell Hospice Inc.,
5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota,
FL 34238.


Dorothy A. Zimmer

Dorothy Alice Zimmer,
90, passed away
Wednesday, Dec. 4,
2013, at Venice Regional
Medical Center with
family present.
Dorothy was born in
Haverhill, Mass., July 5,
1923, the daughter of
William and Marion
Smith.
Dorothy was the wife of
Andrew Stasiowski for 36
years, and after Andrew
passed away she was
married to Mike Zimmer
for 27 years. He has also
passed away.
She is survived by her
brother, James Smith; her
sister, Marge Johnson;
her two daughters, Rose
Mary Crampton and
Linda Merrifield Powell;
her son, Andrew William
Stasiowski, and daughter-
in-law, Lillian; her grand-
children, Laurie Sullivan,
Michael Ryan, Jeffrey,
Joseph, Paula and William
Stasiowski and Jeffrey and
Jamie Merrifield; and 15
great-grandchildren.
Dorothy lived in Lowell,
Mass., for many years,
then moved to Hudson,
N.H. She moved to
Venice, Fla., in 1983.
She worked at Sylvania
and Raytheon Electronics
as an electrical engineer
in Massachusetts. After
moving to Florida, she
was a hospice volunteer
for many years, and


then volunteered at the
Venice Health Park. She
was active in the Venice
Church of the Nazarene
nursing home ministry
until her illness.
She enjoyed family,
friends, gardening, crafts,
puzzles, bingo and lunch
at the Senior Friendship
Center. She loved the
Lord and was a member
of Venice Church of the
Nazarene.
She will be greatly
missed.
Services: There will be
a Memorial Service on
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at
11 a.m. at Venice Church
of the Nazarene. 1535 E.
Venice Ave., Venice, Fla.



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LEGAL NOTICES


NOTICE OF ACTION NOTICE OF ACTION NOTICE TO NOTICE TO NOTICE TO NOTICE TO
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 2013-CA-007229NC
YURIY SLOBODYANYUK,
Plaintiff,
v.
FRANCIS L. PERRY, UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES, OR ANY OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST ANTOINETTE M. PERRY,
DECEASED, BENEFICIAL FLORIDA,
INC., A FOREIGN CORPORATION, and
CATALINA HOMES, LTD, A FLORIDA
LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, FORMERLY-
KNOWN AS CATALINA HOMES
ACQUISITION, LTD., A FLORIDA LIM-
ITED PARTNERSHIP,
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE
OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR ANY
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
ANTOINETTE M. PERRY, DECEASED.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title to the following described real
property in Sarasota County, Florida:
Lots 10049, 10050 and the North-
easterly 1/2 of Lot 10048, SOUTH
VENICE UNIT NO. 37, according to
the map or plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 6, Page 93, Public
Records of Sarasota County, Florida.
Property Address: 575 Acadia Rd.,
Venice, Florida 34293.
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 December
26. 2013 and to file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service
on plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
The action was instituted in the Twelfth
Judicial Circuit Court for Sarasota County
in the state of Florida and is styled as fol-
lows: YURIY SLOBODYANYUK, Plain-


tiff, v. FRANCIS L. PERRY, UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES, OR ANY OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST ANTOINETTE M. PERRY,
DECEASED, BENEFICIAL FLORIDA,
INC., A FOREIGN CORPORATION, and
CATALINA HOMES, LTD, A FLORIDA
LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, FORMERLY
KNOWN AS CATALINA HOMES
ACQUISITION, LTD., A FLORIDA LIM-
ITED PARTNERSHIP, Defendants.
DATED on November 13, 2013.
KAREN E. RUSHING, CLERK
Clerk of the Court
By: K. Goodspeed
As Deputy Clerk
Publish: Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18, 2013
249047 2965546


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
NORMAN F. CLAYTON
Deceased.
File No.
2013-CP-4361-NC
Division:Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
NORMAN F. CLAYTON, deceased,
whose date of death was October 7th,
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 per-
sonal representatives and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be


served must file their claims with this
court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is December 4, 2013.
Personal Representative:
CHARLES F. WHEELER
240 Nokomis Avenue South
Suite 200
Venice, FL 34285
Attorneys for Personal
Representative:
CHARLES F. WHEELER, ESQUIRE
ISPHORDING BECHTOLD ET AL,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT
LAW, PA.
240 Nokomis Avenue South
Suite 200
Venice, FL 34285
Florida Bar No. 116573
PUBLISH: Dec. 4, 11, 2013
223931 2971046



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY LOU KANONCHOFF
Deceased.
File No.
2013-CP-4368-NC
Division:Probate


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
MARY LOU KANONCHOFF deceased,
whose date of death was November
6th, 2013, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Sarasota County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL 34230.
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representatives and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is December 11, 2013.
Personal Representative:
EVELYN CHERYL VUJEVICH
12635 S. 84th Ave.,
Palos Park, IL 60464
ALICE DEE KANONCHOFF
5015 Workingham
Dublin, OH 43017
Attorneys for Personal
Representative:
CHARLES F. WHEELER, ESQUIRE
ISPHORDING BECHTOLD ET AL,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT
LAW, P.A.
240 Nokomis Avenue South
Suite 200
Venice, FL 34285
Florida Bar No. 116573


PUBLISH: Dec. 11, 18, 2013
223931 2975200



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
THOMAS LEO EHMANN
Deceased.
File No.
2013-CP-4302-NC
Division:Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
THOMAS LEO EHMANN, deceased,
whose date of death was October 24th,
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 per-
sonal representatives and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is December 4th, 2013.


Personal Representative:
MARION EHMANN PEKLO
3321 East 37th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Attorneys for Personal
Representative:
CHARLES F. WHEELER, ESQUIRE
ISPHORDING BECHTOLD ET AL,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT
LAW, P.A.
240 Nokomis Avenue South
Suite 200
Venice, FL 34285
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013


Fake cop chickens out, flees from victim


By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR
AVenice man already
in jail on burglary
charges is facing new
charges of falsely imper-
sonating a police officer.
According to Sarasota
Police Department
reports:
Frank Molnar, 20, of
the 500 block of Baffin



teln othe
Drive in
South
Venice,
Attempted
a home
invasion
robbery in
Sarasota in
MOLNAR late April,
telling the
victim he was "Sarasota
Police."
On April 30, Molnar
allegedly tried to get into
a home in the 1300 block
of 19th Street in Sarasota.
The victim told detec-
tives he was lying down
in his bedroom when
he heard a loud knock
at the front door. The
victim heard the suspect
announce "Sarasota
Police" several times.
When the victim
looked out the window,
he saw a tall, hooded
white male wearing
a black vest with the
word "SWAT" written


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in white letters on the
front. The suspect was
wearing black gloves and
was armed with a black
handgun.
The suspect tried
to gain entry into the
home by kicking at the
front door but the door
didn't open. The victim,
suspecting Molnar wasn't
a real police officer, said
he could see the man
shaking. Molnar then
fled.
The victim told detec-
tives he was suspicious
because he believed if
the suspect was a real
police officer he would
have already made entry.
The victim armed
himself with a knife,
then chased Molnar, first
on foot, and then in a
vehicle, where he finally
stopped and confronted
the would-be robber.
who was by then shirt-
less. Molnar apparently
had ditched the face
mask, black T-shirt and
vest, gloves and black
boots and handgun.
The defendant then
fled, again. The victim
described Molnar as in
his 20s, thin build, blond
dreadlocks and wire rim
glasses, with a gun tattoo
on his stomach.
On Nov. 11, police
showed the victim a

there are within a 2- to
3-mile radius," Lackey
said.
VPD officers used to
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Lackey it's a labor of love.
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lineup where he picked
Molnar out as the
suspect.
Molnar was already in
the Sarasota County Jail
on unrelated burglary
charges, picked up on
Nov. 27. Molnar was
charged on Dec. 3 with
the additional felony
charge of impersonating
an officer.

Safety reminder


residents, if you're
stopped by a police
officer or an officer
comes to your door, you
can always call your
local police department's
non-emergency dispatch
number to confirm a
legitimate contact.
If you come in contact
with a police officer, they
will:
Provide their name


Inform you why they
are there
What to you do if a
police officer comes to
your door? An officer
could be at a home for a
number of reasons:
Interview you or a
member of your house-
hold as a witnesses to
an incident that is being
investigated
Make a notification


upon request Serve an arrest


*l i in plain ldomthes, warrant
Law enforcement identify themselves when Serve a search
agencies remind taking action warrant


Officers will never
run from a home (as
Molnar did in this case)
What can you do?
You may ask for
identification. The officer
should willingly provide
identification and state the
purpose for being there.
If the officers have
a warrant, you may ask
to see a copy of it. Arrest
warrants are centrally
filed and the officers
may not have it in their
possession. A copy can be
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This has been a good year for turtle nesting


By STEVE REILLY
STAFF WRITER

State researchers are
still gathering data, but
from all indications, this
year may not be re-
cord-breaking, but it has
been a banner year for
sea turtle nesting.
Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission research-
ers still are gathering
reports on sea turtle
nesting throughout the
state, but indications
from 26 selected "index
beaches" are that this
year saw high numbers
of loggerhead, green and
leatherback sea turtle
nests.


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FROM PAGE 1

he would like to see
a system where city
residents only pay for
the services they receive.
He said 66 percent of
the $100 million Sheriff's
Office operating budget
goes toward road patrols
for a service they don't
receive.
"Is it equitable?" Holic
asked fellow council
members at a Monday
morning workshop.
Holic brought in
Florida League of Cities'
representative Ken Small
to explain how it could
be done.
"In Charlotte County
they recognize they re-
ceive some benefits. That
where the one third (of
their property taxes for
law enforcement) goes
into the general fund.
The unincorporated area
pays two thirds. That's
where I'd start," Small
said.
Small said adopting
MSTU agreements is
no easy task and is


According to the FWC
website www.myfwc.
com, reports show nearly
45,000 loggerheads nests
on Florida beaches.
In 1998, loggerheads
peaked at 59,918 re-
ported nests on index
beaches. Leatherback
nests dropped from a 600
nest peak to 322 nests
this year. However, those
nest counts are higher
than what was seen in
the early and mid-1990s,
when less than 100 nests
were reported.
The real jump has
been in green turtle
nesting. In fact, the
state is seeing a record
number of green turtle
nests. This year, the

politically tricky, and can
take years to achieve.
"I did some research in
trying to figure out why
Sarasota County (does
things) a little different.
I guess they haven't
embraced MSTUs. I
understand (former
County Administrator)
Jim Ley wasn't familiar
with them and (his suc-
cessor, former County
Administrator) Randy
Reid wasn't here long
enough (to implement
them). Randy's two
previous counties used
(them) quite a bit," Small
said.
The problem for coun-
ty commissioners is that
it's a shift of $44 million
to the unincorporated
area, Small pointed out.
In short, Small said it
would take all the munic-
ipalities to join together
to make any political
headway.
Holic said he'd bring
up the issue at the next
Council of Governments
breakfast to see if there's
any interest among other
cities like Sarasota and
North Port.
The city of Sarasota,


nests jumped from
slightly more than
10,000 in 2009, to more
than 25,000 this year.
"We are astounded and
pleased by the high num-
ber of green turtle nests
documented in 2013,"
said Blair Witherington,
FWC research scientist,
in a prepared statement
last month. "It looks like
the years of conservation
efforts for this endan-
gered species are paying
off."
Locally, the sea turtle
nesting season extends
from May 1 to Oct. 31,
and the reports are good.
"It wasn't the most
nests we've ever had,
but it was a great year

said Small, would stand
to gain the most, from
the switch to MSTU
funding for Sheriff's road
patrols.
"If we had all the cities
in the county singing the
same tune, they'd have
to listen," said Venice
Council Member Bob
Daniels. "It really comes
down to fairness and
the use of Venice tax-
payer dollars. That's our
responsibility."
Sarasota County Sheriff
Tom Knight said he's
skeptical of the idea.
"It's an interesting
subject," Knight said.
"(But) I wouldn't com-
partmentalize just road
patrols. Can the city pro-
tect itself without those
additional services that
are partially funded by
the citizens the civil
law process, warrants,
emergency response
team, bomb squad,
SWAT all the things
the city doesn't have?
Can they provide the
right security without
those things?
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for hatching," Brenda
Bossman said. She's the
primary permit holder
overseeing voluntary sea
turtle patrols on Knight
and Don Pedro islands.
On Knight and Don
Pedro, last year was a
record year with 319 log-
gerhead nests reported.
However Bossman said
14,792 eggs hatched this
year, while only 8,468
eggs hatched last year.
"The reason was only
40 nests were affected
this year by storms," she
said. "In 2012, most of our
nests more than half-
were affected by storms."
Like elsewhere in
Florida, Bossman report-
ed 17 green turtle nests,

used a lot, thankfully. It's
about the maintenance
of those services (so
they're available) when
they're used. Do you
have FPL turn off your
electricity when you
leave the house each
morning? No."
Knight said if there's a
financial audit capable
of delineating the cost of
each service accurately,
he hasn't seen it yet.
"I've never had a
professor explain how
you can delineate the
cost of public safety,
and drill down into the
exact number because
it runs across all ju-
risdictions" and even
personnel.
"Just having the discus-
sion is demoralizing" for
local law enforcement,
he said.
"If they want to
conduct an appropriate
financial audit, I am
more than willing to
discuss that. The door's
always open."

Email: ggiles@venicegondolier.com


compared with five nests
in 2012, and a previous
record of eight nests. The
numbers may seem low
since most green turtles
nest on Florida's Atlantic
beaches.
"(Green sea turtles)
used to be here," she said.
Mote Marine
Laboratory oversees
sea turtle nesting from
Longboat Key south to
Venice. According to
Mote's website, www.
mote.org, this year was
a near-record for logger-
heads, and nearly dou-
bled the expected green
turtle nests. This season
saw 2,247 loggerhead
nests, of which 896 were
on Casey Key, and 316 on


Venice beaches. Mote also
reported 30 green turtle
nests, of which 16 were
on Casey Key, and one in
Venice.
The Coastal Wildlife
Club oversees sea turtle
nesting on Manasota
Key. While end-of-season
numbers have not been
posted, the club's website
at www.coastalwildlife
club.org reported 2,629
loggerhead nests and
68 green turtle nests on
Aug. 23. During the same
time period, the club
reported Little Gasparilla
Island saw 102 logger-
heads nests and one
green turtle nest.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013


VPD arrests suspects in Manatee County home invasion


Venice Police officers
arrested two people
accused of armed home
invasion in Bradenton.
On Dec. 8 around
4:30 a.m., officers re-
ceived a be-on-the-look-
out notice. The license
tag on the vehicle being
driven by suspects of a
Manatee County home
invasion, Jeffrey Rhyan

K. Edwards,
McGhee, 25, and Clara

24, indi-
cated the
vehicle was
registered
to aVenice
resident.
AVenice
MCGHEE police
officer rec-
ognized the
vehicle in
the area of
Pinebrook
and
Edmondson
Roads. He
EDWARDS followed
the car onto
1-75 and made the stop
with the assistance of the
Florida Highway Patrol.
The suspects were
interviewed at the Venice
Police Department by
Manatee County de-
tectives as well Venice
police.
They were charged
with armed home inva-
sion and taken to South
Sarasota County Jail.


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


court system.
GregoryV. Chwojko, 42,
ran over and used his
knee to pin her down on
the couch,
wrestling
the lighter
out of her
hands.
The vic-
tim began
screaming,
CHWOJKO saying she
was expe-
riencing sharp pains.
She is reportedly three
months pregnant.
A witness confirmed
what happened.
Chwojko, 1100 block
of Lucille Ave., Nokomis,
was arrested Saturday
near midnight. Bond was
set at $5,000.

Victim pleads
pre-emptive
punch
AVenice man was
arrested for battery even
though he was punched
first.
According to a Sarasota
County Sheriff's Office
report.
Chadwick P. Earnest,
31, paid one month's
rent out of three when


Man charged with
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on pregnant woman
A Nokomis man was --
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girlfriend to keep her
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County Sheriff's Office
report:
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looking for her lighter to
smoke a cigarette. While
she was on the couch,


the victim
advised
Earnest
would
have to be
out of the
house by
Christmas
because the
victim's kids


were coming to visit.
Earnest allegedly
closed in on the victim
and bowed up as if
he was going to fight.
That's when the victim
punched him in the
face in self defense,
fearing there was going


to be a fight.
Earnest began to
wrestle with the 63-year-
old victim but got thrown
into a chair. From there,
Earnest allegedly kicked
the victim in the face.
A witness confirmed
the victim punched the
defendant by surprise,
but the arresting deputy
determined Earnest was
the primary aggressor
when he "bowed up."
Earnest, 2600 block of
Osage Road, Venice, was
arrested and charged
with battery. Bond was
set at $500.

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Two women were
arrested last weekend
for shoplifting when
they placed items in the
bottom of a stroller.
According to a Sarasota
County Sheriff's Office
report, a Venice retail
store on the Venice
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of the women placed
items in her purse while
the other
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placing
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bottom of
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rested and charged with
retail theft. Bond was set
for each at $1,500.

Scooter
accident victim
hospitalized
An Osprey man was
listed in critical con-
dition after a weekend
accident.
According to a Florida
Highway Patrol report:
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50, from Osprey, was
traveling in an unknown
direction in the vicinity
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Venice Connector, when
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Public input
sought on 911,
communications
A team of assessors
from the Commission
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Enforcement Agencies
will be in Sarasota
County beginning this
Saturday to examine the
policies, procedures,
operations and support
services of the Public
Safety Communications
Center.
The PSC must comply
with more than 200


standards. It originally
received accredited
status in November 2002
and was re-accredited
in 2005, 2007 and 2010.
Re-accreditation is a
voluntary process but a
highly prized recognition
of communications pro-
fessional excellence. It's
also part of the Sheriff's
Office Four-Year Strategic
Plan.
As part of the on-site
assessment, agency
employees and members
of the community are in-
vited to offer comments
by telephone on Monday,
Dec. 16, by calling 941-
861-5524 between 2 p.m.
and 4 p.m. Comments
are limited to 10 minutes
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PSC's ability to comply
with CALEA standards.
Citizens can submit
written comments
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the Commission on
Accreditation for Law
Enforcement Agencies
(CALEA), 13585
Heathcote Blvd, Suite
320, Gainesville, VA,
20155.
Once the assessors
complete their review
of the agency, they
report back to the full
Commission, which then
decides if the agency is to
be granted re-accredited
status.

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12A
WEDNESDAY
DECEMBER 11,2013


OPINION


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


SUN NEWSPAPERS


OUR VIEW


Tell us, will you be a hypocrite this holiday season?


ill you be a hypocrite this
holiday season? No, we're
not talking to the person
behind you or next to you.
We're talking to you yes, you.
Directly to you.
With the holiday season fully
underway, will you become a changed
person? Here are the symptoms of a
changed person:
You suddenly start giving to
charities, something you haven't done
all year long.
You curse less.
You start attending church.
You find yourself more courteous
on the road, showing far less road rage
and even waving to people, letting
them back out of parking spaces or
get in line in front of you on the road.
You find yourself spending more
time with your family or even calling
family members you haven't talked to
since the last holiday season.
You give gifts and express your


gratitude to loved ones in your only
such act since the last holiday season.
If you find yourself with any of the
above "symptoms" during the holiday
season and then find that you lose those
symptoms after the holiday season ends,
then count yourself as a hypocrite.
In other words, you should be
ashamed that you present yourself
during the holiday season as one type
of person, then revert back to another
person once Jan. 2 rolls around.
Start asking yourself the hard ques-
tions now. Why can't I act this way
all year? Why do I wait only until the
holiday season to call loved ones, give
gifts or express my deepest gratitude
to loved ones? Why do I revert back to
road rage in early January?
A wonderful aspect of the holiday
season is that it shows us and others
just how good life can be and how
good you yes, you again can be.
But do you have enough fortitude,
enough strength of character, to keep


that goodness in your heart and mind
to carry it throughout the entire year?
Sadly, many of you cannot. If you're
such a person (and only you can truly
know), you can begin taking mental
notes right now. As you find yourself
changing during the holiday season,
notice what you're doing differently.
Are you spending more time with
your family? If so, how did you pull
that off, and can you do that in
February and in July? If you find your-
self acting kinder when on the road,
ask yourself why you can't exercise
that self-control during the rush hour
of a busy work day next year?
And if you find yourself giving to a
charity, ask yourself if you've simply
been saving up money to give out at
the end of the year or if you've always
had a few dollars a month to give to
charity but just never did.
If you have children, these are
particularly potent questions for you.
What example are you setting for


your children? Or your grandchildren?
Are you sending a message that the
holidays are the only time of the year
to be kind and generous? Are you
sending a message to children that if
they are good and respectful, the only
time they can expect positive feed-
back is on their birthday and during
the holidays?
Do your children learn that it's
okay to curse at other drivers during
all other times of the year except
holidays? Do your children wonder
why Mommy and Daddy are different
people at the end of the year? Are you
a hypocrite? Once again, don't look
over your shoulder.
We're talking directly to you.
Look deep inside your heart. Do
you act differently once the holiday
season is over? If so, begin making
the meaningful changes in your life
that make you a kind and considerate
person all the time, not just when the
calendar says it's time.


Venice knows


how to celebrate


Christmas


Yes, Venice, there was a
boat parade!
Special thanks goes out
to the people who went
above and beyond to first,
make sure we had a parade
and second, for the won-
derful, decorated boats that
traversed our waters last
Saturday night.
I have heard an awful lot of
good things from those who
attended. We had children
of all ages visit and watch
the parade with us behind
the Venice Gondolier Sun
building, and I can tell you
the children's excitement
is priceless. This event is
magical.
But the boat parade is not
the only fun event for resi-
dents to attend during the
holidays.
Tom Kelly and the entire
Village On The Isle communi-
ty invites you to an old-fash-
ioned Victorian Christmas
Stroll on the following dates:
Dec. 14, 20 and 21 from
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The location
is The Cottages at Village On
The Isle, 920 Tamiami Trail
South, Venice, 34285.
Mr. Kelly always thinks
of our community and has
gone above and beyond
with this adventure. Take a
ride out to VOTI there for
some old-fashioned holiday
cheer, but please bring some
nonperishable food items as
we are taking donations for
the All Faiths Food Bank.
The Windsor of Venice
will be hosting their annual
Holiday Wishes Craft and
Bake Sale on Thursday,
Dec. 12, from 1 p.m. to
4 p.m. This event is held to
support four local families
with children who have
special needs adopted by the


Windsor this year.
If you would like to donate
baked goods for the sale,
deliver them to the Windsor,
1600 Center Road, Venice,
34292 today, Wednesday,
Dec. 11. Come out and see
my buddy Schelle'y and buy
some Christmas goodies and
support them as they make
Christmas special for these
families.If you can't get there
and would like to donate,
please call Shelle'y or Margie
at 941-408-2600.
Linda Wilson and the
Farmer's Market will have a
special guest on Dec. 21 so
you want to get the little ones
up early on that day. Santa
will be giving out Christmas
treats to the little ones
and be hearing all of those
Christmas requests. This
group always has our com-
munity on their mind and
bringing in Santa from 8 a.m.
until noon is just another
example.
As we get closer to the big
day, I am sure there will be
lots more events and shop-
ping as Venice prepares for
Christmas 2013. I for one
am hoping for a change in
the weather for the next few
weeks, as it is just too hot
outside for Christmas.
A brisk cold front would be
just perfect, don't you agree?
Either way, the community
of Venice always does its
part. Whether it is parades
or support for those who do
not have, this community
really does a fantastic job of
celebrating and spreading the
real meaning of Christmas,
not only in December but
throughout the year.
As we move through
Christmas and get ready for
the New Year, one thing we
can say with pride is, "Yes,
America, there is a spirit of
Santa Claus and it starts right
here in Venice, Florida."
It's a privilege to live and
work in this community, and
we all should take a moment
to thank a stranger. Merry
Christmas, Venice. I look
forward to next year.
Tim Smolarick is publisher
of the Venice Gondolier Sun.


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responding to the message in
Let 'em Have It titled "Gone to
pot." I've been a patient now
for three years and in pain. I
am a retired nurse and come
from California. I worked in
a hospital there with cancer
patients. Those cancer patients
who were allowed to use
marijuana actually allowed
them to eat more and to dull
the pain. I'm with Morgan &
Morgan on this. I think it's time
that Florida lets us, people in
pain, use marijuana.
I was in a pain clinic and
refused to go back because of
all the narcotics that they use.
I found marijuana and that
was the answer for my pain. I
owe it to marijuana for helping
me live my life. I'm able to eat
now. With cancer, it's not easy.
I almost had two overdoses
from pain pills until I found
pot. This is from somebody
who has known pain for
18 years. It would help us a lot.
New direction. I knew I
was a true Floridian when I
started looking forward to
the Wednesday and Saturday
Gondolier Sun. Since the paper
hasn't changed its attitude,
obviously I've changed mine.
Thank you for the push in the
right direction.
Police news needed. I think
it's great that the Gondolier
Sun publishes the police news.
I especially think it's import-
ant to publish photographs of
sex offenders. Some of them
are part-time residents. You
should continue to publish


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the information so the thieves
will know and we will know
when they are around. I can't
think of a worse crime than
a sexual crime on a minor. I
think when convicted, they
should be jailed. Keep up the
good work so that we can pro-
tect our kids and grandkids.
Maybe with the information
out there, they will have some
justified crime that they com-
mit and not commit this crime
again. That may be wishful
thinking. Thank you for your
continued good work.
Coupon problem. My wife
and I went to a restaurant a
week ago where they had to
buy a lunch to get one free.
They said they had to have the
coupon with us. I looked at


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the paper again today and it
doesn't say you have to have
the coupon with us. We were
very disappointed.
I'm a coward. The Let'em
Have It column is the first
thing I read in the Gondolier
Sun and I'm disappointed
when it doesn't run. I love to
hide behind my phone and
sound off. So I'm a coward, so
what.
Defining good. I'm respond-
ing to "Be good." What is good?
And who decides what it is? I
was a nurse for eight years at
a very large detention facility
and these people are yet to be
found guilty. They are respon-
sible. A judge in Polk County
taught his personnel to keep
people safe no matter what.
I did not treat criminals for
crimes, I treated patients and
I'm not a judge.
Crooked facts. Thank
you, Gondolier Sun. This
is to "Museum worries."
Troublemakers don't get their
facts right. Let's go back to
school to learn how to read
correctly. If one would like
to donate an amount at the
museum, it only suggests.
The Art Center has a donation
box also. This is one way of
funding our museum here in
Venice. If you want neighbors
involved, invite them over for
coffee. Maybe you could run
some numbers on the traffic
since you seem to have a lot
of time on your hands. If you
want to make a difference, try
volunteering. Heaven knows
we could use more help.
Dallas did it. Dallas is
having a program for JFK.
To me, Dallas will always be
remembered as the city that
hated Kennedy and killed
him. The same day he was to
visit there, the newspapers
had a full page of hate for our
president, and I will never
forgive it, ever.
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LET 'EM
FROM PAGE 12
Go to Texas. I think
all tea party members
should move to Dallas.
Texting kills. I'm
reading in the paper
that they're consider-
ing raising the speed
limit to 75. On a 70 mph
highway, we normally
drive 75. With the death
toll rising last year,
they never mentioned
texting or the use of
phones. I am sure that
has increased our death
rate, and not speed.
Use caution, Israel.
Israel is not one of the
states of the United
States. They are a
nation and a friend
of the United States.
They should realize
that if they do not like
the recent agreement
with Iran and decide to
bomb Iran, they may
be on their own. Israel
is a good friend, but


they cannot dictate
our actions when we
decide what is right for
America. I hope they
use caution in their
recent pledge of action.
Wheel idea. How
about making an
open-air roller skating
rink? I'm talking about
the concrete out at the
circus.
Disappointed.
Another edition of the
Gondolier Sun and a
Let'em Have It column
missing. I'm always
disappointed when it's
not there.
Share alike. I have
just about reached
the boiling point with
bikers. Now we will
keep emblems on the
road indicating that we,
the cars, need to share
roadway when they, the
bikers, should share
some responsibility
for being a cost causer,
such as the $2 million
bridge, $35 million trail
to Sarasota with bridge
costs to be added, and


stop-and-go lights on
Laurel Road. Gad, what
next? Law enforcement
at every intersection
just so someone in tight
underwear can control
the roadway? When
does the free ride end?
The city and state could
always use the money.
Ten thousand bikes
at $10 a piece is not
chump change.
Dead horse. Now
that the Circus Arena
has been rejected for
national historic status
or whatever you wish to
call it, could we get the
funeral homes to have a
funeral service to bury
this issue permanently?
Why not convert it to
an outdoor musical
venue? And for people
who want to put the
homeless in homes here
in our backyard, put
them in your backyard
instead.
Hall overhaul. Excuse
me, but have you seen
the entrance to the
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weeds, branches it's
disgraceful. It looks like
the back door. I hope
they can get some mon-
ey, fix it up proper and
make it look attractive
and clean.
Looking good.
Construction up
0.8 percent. Houses
going like hotcakes.
Furniture stores open-
ing their doors. I say the
Obama Administration
is doing just fine, thank
you very much.
Enabling. Wake up,
people, and open your
eyes and ears and stop
being so na've. I have
talked to over a dozen
homeless people and
they do not like to work
or want food, only
money. We have offered
them a job cleaning the
yard. They do not want
to work. That's too hard
for them. You are an
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Several incidents have
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there. There may be
25 percent who are re-
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help, usually families.
They are usually the
ones using the shelters.
You won't see them
panhandling at Bealls
and McDonald's. They
sit there day after day
holding signs and sleep-
ing. Very disappointed
in Bob Mudge's column,
and so are others, even
close to him. I am not
heartless. Don't put a
label on me or anyone
until you meet them.
I'm just street smart.
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SUN NEWSPAPERS


HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL



Improving Indians win second straight


By NATE COWAN
SUN CORRESPONDENT
The Venice Indians
girls basketball team
wants to continue the
roll they're on. After
earning their first district
victory last Friday with
a win over Island Coast,
Venice dominated the
Ida Baker Bulldogs from
start to finish in a 44-23
victory on Tuesday night
at The Teepee.
The win evens the
Indians' record in
6A-District 11 at 2-2.
Venice hosts district foe
North Fort Myers on
Friday night.
"Winning two in a row
gives all the girls confi-
dence," Venice coach Jim
Davis said. "We lost a close
one to North Fort Myers at
their place, but we're more
confident now."
The Bulldogs got out
to an early 4-0 lead as
Venice had no answer
for guard Jessy Placher.
Venice got back in it
and took a 10-8 lead on
layups by Mariah Miller
and Koree Ream.
Venice blew the game
open in the second
quarter with an 18-0 run.


SUN PHOTOS BYJUSTIN FENNELL
Taira Ward battles for a rebound during Venice's 44-23 win over Ida Baker Tuesday.


The Indians adjusted
their defense to a
half-court trap to get
the ball out of Placher's
hands. The change in
defense also forced
14 Bulldog turnovers.
Emma Hanewinckel
scored eight points in the
quarter and Miller added
seven points includ-
ing a buzzer-beating
three-pointer.


"When a game gets
out of hand like that we
individualize our goals
for the game," Davis said.
"We challenge them with
new aspects to make sure
we're still improving."
Venice completely shut
out the Bulldogs in the
third quarter, but didn't
generate much offense of
their own, scoring just six
points.


The Indians were led
by Hanewinckel, who
finished with 14 points
and four steals. Miller
added 11 points and
four rebounds. Taira
Ward pitched in with 10
rebounds. The Indians
defense forced 27 turn-
overs in the game.
Placher did it all for the
Bulldogs, scoring 17 of
their 23 points.


Indians guard Emma Hanewinckel (14 points, four steals) directs
the Venice offense.


HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL



Indians beat Island Coast for first district win


By NATE COWAN
SUN CORRESPONDENT

"New" should be the
operative word for the
Venice Indians boys
basketball team this
season. The Indians have
a great-looking new gym
where they're becoming
more comfortable,
there is a new addition
in guard Dom Marino
and there is also their
new district, featuring
teams out of Lee County
instead of their normal
rivals from Sarasota and
Manatee County.
On Friday night,
the Indians won their
first game in their new
district by beating Island
Coast of Cape Coral 60-
50. Venice now sits at 1-1
in Class 6A-District 11
play.
"Island Coast is a big
team that is very athlet-
ic," Indians coach James
Slaton said. "They were
the district champion
in a different district
last year and have some
players that could cause

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Venice author Ray
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book signing
Venice resident/author
Ray Sinibaldi will be sign-
ing copies of his books -
"Images of Fenway Park,"
and "Spring Training in
Sarasota and Bradenton"
- at the Bradenton
Books-A-Million Saturday
from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

27th Annual
Holiday Baseball
Clinic, Dec. 26-27
Jon Knott, aVenice native
and former Major League
Baseball player, will be
presenting the 27th Annual
Holiday Baseball Clinic
Dec. 26 and 27 at Chuck
Reiter Park in Venice. The
HBC has been aVenice
tradition since 1987, with
an instructional staff that
has extensive professional
baseball experience. The
two-day camp will be held
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for all
children ages 7-12.
Space is limited; regis-
tration will be cut off at


some problems."
The Indians, who never
trailed in the game, got
out to a 9-5 first-quarter
lead behind four points
from Marino. Venice
started a smaller lineup
that included Langston
Provitt, but didn't let the
Gators use their size as
an advantage.
"There wasn't any
grand game plan to get
Langston in the lineup,"
Slaton said. "We just
wanted to reward his
hard work and he pro-
duced and made plays."
The teams traded
baskets as Matt Jeannelas
hit a trey for the Gators,
while Dillon Marksbury
answered with a three of
his own for the Indians.
Sonel Mathurin, a 6'6"
senior, gave Venice some
trouble as he sparked a
6-0 run to bring Island
Coast within 15-14.
Venice got a short
jumper from Marino
and a layup from Provitt
to start a run of their
own and outscore Island
Coast 11-3 to take a


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VHS boys basketball
team hosting
canned food drive
The VHS boys basketball
team is conducting a
canned food drive for local
families in need. Donations
can be dropped off in
containers located in the
lobby of the new VHS gym.

VHS seeking
assistant boys
track coach
Venice High is currently
looking to hire an assistant
boys track coach who
specializes in hurdles
and jumps. Experience
is required. Interested
candidates are encouraged
to email head coach Jason
Potter (Jason.Potter@
SarasotaCountySchools.
net) or athletic


26-17 halftime lead.
"We knew they didn't
play a lot of help-side
defense," Venice guard
John Cokley said. "We
made some good passes
and were able to get
quick shots."
Venice opened up the
third the same way they
finished the second, as
Provitt and Isaac Whitney
jumpstarted a 9-2 run.
The Indians' lead got as
large as 15 points before
Jeannelas came off the
bench and helped the
Gators close the gap to
39-31.
As the Gators tried
to up the pressure on
defense, the Indians
were up to the task and
limited their turnovers.
"We do something
in practice every day
called being 'ball tough,'"
Slaton said. "The players
get fouled, grabbed,
whatever. But it teaches
them to handle pressure,
don't freak out and to
prize the ball."
The Indians started the
fourth quarter with a 6-0


director Pete Dombroski
(Pete.Dombroski@
SarasotaCountySchools.
net).

Venice Senior
Basketball ongoing
Wednesday
Venice residents ages
60 and up are encour-
aged to participate in
Venice Senior Basketball
everyWednesday night
at Woodmere Park.
For more information,
contact Ron Taitch at
941-993-3579.

YMCA looking for
youth lacrosse
coaches
The Venice YMCA is
presently looking for
volunteer coaches to
help organize and run a
youth lacrosse league for
children ages 5-13.
Anyone with playing or
coaching experience may
contact Gary Smith, YMCA
Sports Director, at 941-
492-9622 ext. 158; or email
GSmith@VeniceYMCA.org.


run and closed out the
Gators with solid free-
throw shooting.
"This district win
really helps us get closer
to our goals," Cokley
said. "We want a district
championship this
year."
Marino led Venice
with 16 points and
six rebounds. Jake
MacFarlane had nine
points (all in the third
quarter) and four
assists, while Marksbury
also chipped in with
eight points. Provitt had
nine points to go with
four steals, and Whitney
added eight points, four
rebounds and great
defense on Mathurin.
Cokley also recorded six
assists.
"We did a great job
negating their big
(Mathurin)," Slaton said.
"Isaac Whitney started
out on him, played
physical and blocked
him out. The only points
he (Mathurin) got were
when he went up his
back."


STAFF REPORT

The wins are piling up
for the VHS boys soccer
team, which improved
to 7-2-2 this season with


Venice's Dom Marino drives past an airborne Island Coast
defender during the second quarter. Marino scored a team-high
16 points as the Indians defeated the Gators 60-50.


a 3-1 road district win
over Braden River.
The Indians got
goals from John Gokey,
Daniel Swanson and
Erik Kreider. Goalkeeper


Brandon Madden made
11 saves in net. Venice
is now 7-1 in district
play, and will host
North Port Friday night
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STAFF REPORT
Venice High girls
tennis player Michaela
Mignemi has signed
an athletic scholarship
to play at Palm Beach
Atlantic University in
West Palm Beach.
Mignemi, a two-time
All-Area selection and
three-year captain,
has been the No. 1 and
No. 2 player for VHS
teams that have finished
second and fourth in the
state.


COURTESY PHOTO
Venice High girls tennis player Michaela Mignemi signs her scholarship on the Palm Beach
Atlantic campus in West Palm Beach.


Basketball team gives back


STAFF REPORT


The VHS boys basketball team
welcomed the Sarasota Heat Special


COURTESY PHOTO
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Heat Special
Olympics team to
practice Monday.


Olympics to practice Monday, playing
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Indians' community outreach program.


HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING


Indians take third at East Lake


STAFF REPORT
The VHS wrestling team
continued its strong start
in 2013, finishing third in
last weekend's 23-team
East Lake Invitational in
Tarpon Springs.
Eight Venice wres-
tlers placed in their
respective weight classes,
including sophomore
NickVischulis, whose
second-place finish at


170 was tops among his
teammates.
Lincoln Yoder (132)
and CJ Trammell (145)
each placed third, Bo
Williams (120) and Zach
Kelly (126) earned fourth,
Bryce Balsinger (138) and
Brennen Brown (285)
took fifth and Casey
Dejonge (152) finished
sixth.
Mallory Dagg (106),
Brent Smallwood (113),


Tate Wojcik (160), Angelo
Akyan (195) and Kyle
Johnson (220) all won a
pair of matches.
Venice's total of 165.5
points trailed only Palm
Harbor (268.5) and
George Jenkins (223).
The Indians will
compete in the Captain
Archer Memorial
Wrestling Tournament at
Charlotte High Saturday
at 10 a.m.


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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013


River Road/U.S. 41 project nears completion


By SCOTT LOCKWOOD
STAFF WRITER
The U.S. 41/River
Road intersection
improvement project
that's been ongoing for
the past year is coming
down to the finish line,
just in time for the
holidays.
Work on the $8.7 mil-
lion project includes
upgrades to River Road,
approximately 2,100 feet
south and 3,600 feet
north of U.S. 41, and
improvements to 41,
about 1,000 feet west
and 1,100 feet east of
the road. Improvements
include reconstruction
of the roadway at the in-
tersection to four lanes,
and the widening of
41 to provide receiving
lanes from River Road.
Sarasota County
project manager Robbin
Levar said Friday that
crews from contractor
Woodruff and Sons have
spent the last couple of
weeks applying the final
layers of asphalt over the


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leases over 25 years but
declined to renew. He
understands the reason
is traffic has increased
with the result being
there is so much more
competition for gas sales.
7-Eleven, unable to
expand at this location
and with just six pumps,
chose not to renew their
lease as they require
a larger competitive
location.
In the past few years,
both RaceTrac and Hess
gas and convenience
stores have built new
20-pump locations with


intersection and pouring
the concrete curbs that
divide traffic. This week,
crews placed the final
coat of "friction course"
asphalt the drivable
surface of the road in
most areas. The work
forced traffic into one
lane at the intersection,
causing backups on
North River Road all the
way to Center Road at
times.
"We're nearing
completion," Levar
said. "We've got a
substantial completion
walk-through coming
up to make sure that
all the items have been
constructed properly
and we will find out if
anything else needs to
be finished."
Levar said that paving
would have been done
at night over the last
several weeks, but tem-
peratures have been too
low to lay the asphalt,
which is the same kind
used on interstates and
on other areas of U.S. 41.
The road should lose its

more fast food services
to the north and south of
Laurel Road. Originally a
four-lane road through
Nokomis, Tamaimi Trail
was widened around four
years ago to six lanes
with major improve-
ments to the Laurel Road
intersection.
According to Taplinger,
7-Eleven will move out,
pull out the pumps and
tanks and remove the
fixtures from the building
in the near future.
At this stage, he has
does not have a tenant for
the location, which is on
the market for $1.25 mil-
lion, negotiable or for
lease. He has spoken to
Starbucks and Amscot.
Likely purchasers would


shiny appearance in the
next couple of months,
Levar said.
Crews will begin to
remove signs, barrels
and equipment from the
area. Thermal plastic
painting will be used to
permanently stripe the
intersection in January,
marking the official end
to the project.
"Everything has gone
pretty much according
to plan during the proj-
ect," Levar said. "We're
not behind on time at
all."
In September, crews
installed the 300-foot
truss that houses the
traffic signals for the
intersection. It was
installed as a single
piece and is made of
galvanized steel. The
original 2009 agreement
between the county,
city of North Port
and the West Villages
Improvement District
that stipulated North
Port would pay for the
cost of painting the truss
in its trademark "City

be consumer finance, piz-
za chains, coffee shops,
Dairy Queen or even a
mom and pop gas station.
Recent growth in
Nokomis has been led by
Publix opening two new
stores this year on Laurel
Road. Future devel-
opment is anticipated
to grow over the next
decade with the planned
Sarasota Memorial
Hospital System building
a large medical complex
at southeastern corner of
Pinebrook Road.
Revived since the
slowdown of 2006,
Calusa Park with 88
single family homes in a
gated community is re-
placing the original plan
for 500 condominiums.


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tion on the $8.7 million improvement project has been ongoing since late last year. Paving is
expected to be finished today, and the project is expected to be completely done next month.


Center green" color, and
would also fund any
future paintings of the
light fixture. Officials say
it was not painted green

This is the first major
development. During
the boom time, it was
rumored that large box
stores like Home Depot
had plans to open at
the Honore Avenue and


because maintenance
costs would become an
issue.
The city also is help-
ing with road impact

Laurel Road intersection.
Work is expected to
start next year with a
completion in 2015 on
the southernmost link
of Honore Avenue from
Route 681 to Laurel


fees, while the county's
penny surtax is footing
most of the bill for the
project.
Email: slockwood@sun-herald.com

Road. This link will
enable drivers to have
an alternate route to the
interstate from Center
Road along Pinebrook
Road and Honore Avenue
to northern Sarasota.


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Thousands of people
lined the Intracoastal
Waterway Saturday to watch
the 25th AnnualVenice
Christmas Boat Parade.
There was a chance
the event was going to
be canceled this year due
to lack of participation
but after much publicity
and last-minute sign-ups,
the event saw 45 boats of
varying sizes and lengths.
People along the shoreline
cheered and took photos
while boaters cheered back.
Winners are picked at


each year's event, with
the Best in Show being
awarded to boat #46,
Carpi Diem, owned by
Gus Olson. The winners
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Yet another winter
holiday tradition con-
tinues this year with the
21st annual Christmas
Candlelight Memorial
Program at Venice
Memorial Gardens.
Like the annual
Holiday parade and
the Venice Christmas
Boat Parade this, too, is
volunteer dependent.
Volunteers are needed
beginning at 9 a.m.
Saturday at the cemetery.
They will assemble and
place 7,000 luminaries
around the cemetery for
the evening program.
"We usually have lots
of people who come to
assemble the luminaries
and set them in place,"
June Parker said. "The
problem is to have
enough people there to
light all the luminaries.
It takes about two hours.
Some do go out and we
have to chem them out
and light those again."


Coffee and doughnuts
are served in the morn-
ing. An assortment of
pizzas are ordered for
lunch for the volunteers.
Lighting the luminaries
begins at 3 p.m. Many
volunteers are needed to
light those same 7,000
luminaries for the me-
morial program which
will begin at 6 p.m. with
a drive through of the
entire cemetery. Charcoal
lights are provided for
lighting the luminaries,
Parker said. The candles
are made to burn for
10 hours.
Parker said that many
of the volunteers bring
their older children along
for the experience. Many
but not all "have some-
one out here," she added.
The memorial service
will begin at 7 p.m. near
the two smaller mauso-
leums at the cemetery.
Parking is available next
door at Venice Area
Middle School.
"We have about five
golf carts to bring people


from there to the service,"
Parker said. "There will
be 450 chairs set up for
the service and, believe
it or not, most will be
filled."
Pastor David Miller of
First Christian Church
will lead the scripture
service, during which the
names of all those who
have been entombed
at Venice Memorial
Gardens during the past
year will be read aloud.
Also recognized will be
"those served by Farley
Funeral Homes" during
2013. The service usually
lasts about 45 minutes.
It will include music and
vocals by Josh Price of
the Lift Church. A free
will offering will be taken
for the benefit of the
Salvation Army of Venice.
The service concludes
with everyone singing
"Silent Night" and a
benediction by Miller.
Refreshments will follow.
"The community
always looks forward
to the service," Parker


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Candles illuminate Venice Memorial Gardens for its annual luminaria service to honor those
interred at the cemetery this past year.


said. "I think it provides
them with closure and
is a tribute to their loved
ones."
There is no cost to
attend the service or for
the refreshments after-
ward, Brice said. Off-duty


sheriff's deputies will
assist with the traffic.
Venice Memorial
Gardens is at 1950 Center
Road, Venice, just east
of Venice Area Middle
School.
Additional volunteers


are needed to collect
all the spent luminaries
at 9 a.m. on Sunday
morning. To volunteer,
call June Parker or Brice
Ferguson at 493-4246.

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Venice Memorial Gardens hosts its 21st annual Candlelight
Celebration Saturday night in memory of the people interred
or inurned there this year. Their names will be read out loud by
representatives of Farley Funeral Homes and Venice Memorial
Gardens during the service. Volunteers place and light 7,000
candles along structures and streets within the cemetery.


Jenna Farley Williams, left, and cousin David Williams, light Luminaries will light the night at Venice Memorial Gardens
candles during a prior year's Candlelight Celebration at Venice Saturday for the 21st annual service in memory of the people
Memorial Gardens. laid to rest in the cemetery in 2013.


With virtually no brain activity, he makes As and B's


By ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER
STAFF WRITER

Millie Galan's son is a
medical mystery.
At 14, Manny was
a healthy Heron
Creek Middle School
eighth-grader. He loved
math and science, played
soccer and seven differ-
ent instruments, and was
in the school band.
Everything changed
Dec. 29, 2010. During
a snowboarding trip in
North Carolina, Manny
collapsed without warn-
ing. Not breathing, he
was in complete cardiac
arrest.
"He was dead for 15
minutes," Millie said,
and it took CPR and
five shocks before EMTs
could resuscitate him. He
was on life support for
two weeks, the cause of
the cardiac arrest was a
blood clot that reached
his heart. Lack of blood
flow resulted in an anoxic
brain injury that left him
in a persistent vegetative
state.
"I was told at the
beginning that 'this is
what you get.' I took
home a comatose kid,


and it took him almost
two months to come out
of the coma," Millie said.
Manny couldn't feel
anything from his neck
down, couldn't talk, swal-
low, use the bathroom,
communicate or express
himself. Determined to
do all she could, Millie
started to "live my life
doing research," about
what might reroute her
son's brain.
After several months
of taking Manny to a
hyperbaric chamber
in St. Petersburg, he
started to wake up. In
September 2011, Manny
was accepted to Tampa
General Hospital for a
number of different ther-
apies, where he spent
eight months. Because
he was school-age, he
was assigned a teacher
who developed different
techniques to help him.
Manny, now 17, is
confined to a wheelchair.
According to several
MRIs and EEGs over the
last few years, he still
has essentially no brain
activity.
And yet he's earning
As and B's in the four
classes he's taking at


North Port High School.
"He understands
everything we say in
English and Spanish,
and can do math in his
head," Millie said, adding
he now does more on his
own, including eating
some pureed food and
drinking small amounts
of fluids without a
feeding tube.
The family lived
in North Port before
Manny's incident, but
now lives just over the
border in Charlotte
County. When it was time
for Manny to return to
school, Millie and her
husband chose to send
him to NPHS to be near
friends.
"The principal ... I'll
never forget his words
when I said, 'I know it's a
handful, but we'd like to
keep him here.' He said,
'I think it's a miracle in
progress, and I'd like to
witness it.' It could not
be a better place. They
don't look at him with
pity, they just talk to him
like any other kid."
Manny takes liberal
arts math, biology, lan-
guage arts and American
history during half-days


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will lead Sunday's "Zumba for Manny"fundraiser for him and his family, clockwise from left,
Rhonda Sodnik-Demko, Lynda Suth Leonard, Laurentz Bastias and Carolina Molina.


at school, where he has
someone take notes for
him and has periods of
rest. He has extra time to
complete work, and tests
are modified to multiple
choice or true/false so he
can answer by raising his
right hand, the only part


of his body he can move,
thanks to medication.
"He can do it all in his
head," Millie said.
Millie credit' Manny's
achievement to several
things.
"This is my opinion,
but I think he started so


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The Florida
Department of Health
in Sarasota County
(DOH-Sarasota) will
join health departments
across the nation in
recognizing National
Influenza Vaccination
Week (NIVW) Dec. 8-14.
The effort is a way to
promote flu vaccination
for all people over six
months of age before the
traditional winter peak in
flu activity in late January
and February.
With the holiday
season approaching,
health officials expect to
see a surge in flu-related
illnesses in communities.
According to the Centers
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Unlike the common
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younger people and
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because the immune
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time.
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who are too young to get
vaccinated," says DOH-
Sarasota Immunization
Program Manager Donna
Keith. "This provides
a 'cocooning' effect
protecting these vulnera-
ble infants by preventing
those around them from
becoming ill."
The protection begins
about two weeks after
getting vaccinated and
continues throughout
the flu season.
Flu shots are still
readily available in the
community. Healthy
individuals between ages


2-49 have the option of
getting the no-shot nasal
mist version of the sea-
sonal flu vaccine. Many
other flu vaccine options
exist. Parents are remind-
ed that children younger
than 9 years of age who
have not previously been
vaccinated against the
flu will need two doses
of the flu vaccine, given
a month apart, for full
protection.
Parents who lack
health insurance can
bring their children from
six months through age
18 to the DOH-Sarasota
for free flu vaccinations
through the federally
funded Vaccines for
Children (VFC) program.
No appointment is
needed for children's im-
munizations. However, a


parent or guardian must
be present and must
bring prior immuniza-
tion records.
VFC-eligible children
may receive flu shots as
well as immunizations
required for day care
and school entry at the
DOH-Sarasota's clinics in
Sarasota and North Port
as follows:
North Port Health
Center, 6950 Outreach
Way. Check website or
call for hours: 941-861-
3864. Closed weekends.
Adults and children
6 months and older:
William L. Little Health
& Human Services
Center, 2200 Ringling
Blvd., Sarasota. Check
website or call for hours:
941-861-2900. Closed
weekends.


Adults and children
6 months and older: Call
the DOH-Sarasota flu
information line at 941-
861-2800 or visit www.
sarasotahealth.org for a
list of flu shot locations
and their associated
cost. This information
is also available on
touch-screen health
kiosks at the William L.
Little Health & Human
Services Center, Senior
Friendship Centers and
all local libraries.
Those who are hear-
ing-impaired can call
the Sarasota County Call
Center, TTY number:
7-1-1 or 1-800-955-8771.
For more information,
visit: FloridaHealth.
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* WEDNESDAY

Surrey Rides, 9-11am,
Nokomis Community Center,
330-6800, free rides on the surrey to
enjoy the Legacy Trail.
1927 Train Depot, Free
tours of 1927Train Depot. Sat.10-1
all year. M-W-F 10-3 Nov.-May. Info
941-412-0151303 E.Venice Ave.,
Venice
Beginner Sun Tai
Chi, Beginner Sun Style Tai Chi,
Revolutionary Martial Arts, 2141 S.
TamiamiTr,10 -11 am, 941-492-2167,
$10
Holiday Open House, 2nd
annual Designer Open House; Venice
Museum and Archives, 351 Nassau St.
S; 941-486-2487
Line Dancing, Line dance
at S. Venice Yacht Club, beg. & adv.,
country & other, 4425 Yacht Club Rd;
10:30-Noon, $4,941-445-1310
Partners in Play, Jacaranda
Lib 4143 Woodmere Pk Blvd, Venice,


walking to age 5,12-12:45 pm
FREE Healing Clinic,
4-7 pm Angel Ministries, 2269
South Tamiami Trail, #3A Venice,
941-492-4995
Spaghetti Dinner,
5-7 pm, 832 E. Venice Ave. Venice,
941-484-8118, Spaghetti & Meatball
Dinner, $7.
Wii Wednesday, Tweens
ages 8-12 are welcome to play E
for Everyone Wii games! 5 -6 pm,
941-861-1260
Brand New-Brand You,
WRC 703 Center Rd Venice 6-7:30
pm Mon, Tues, Wed. How to make
changes that last $8/$5 members
Suncoast Fruit Club,
6:00pm, Nokomis Community Center,
941-486-2595, club for tropical
fruits, vegetables, organic gardening
& more

* THURSDAY

Surrey Rides, 9-11am,


Nokomis Community Center, 941-330-
6800, free rides on the surrey to enjoy
the Legacy Trail
Zumba with Lynn,
Monday and Thursdays 9 am,
Venice Community Center, 326
Nokomis in Venice, For info:
941-493-8630
Beginner Tai Chi,
Beginner Yang Tai Chi, Woodmere
Park, 3951 Woodmere Pk Blvd, Rm
C, 10:30-11:30 am, 941-492-2167,
$6
Venice Musicale, Venice
Musicale's Encore Chorus Holiday
Concert, 11 am, Venice Library. Free.
941-497-2733
Gourmet Food Tour,
visit 6 TOP restaurants in
Downtown Venice.
Call 941-525-2252 for info
Lew DelGatto Quartet,
Dec 12, 2-4 pm. Venice Art Ctr, 390
Nokomis Ave S, Lew DelGatto Quartet.
$10 nonmembers, $5 members.


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


941-379-3345
Holiday Lighting,
Holly Days-Mangrove Nights,
5-8 pm Historic Spanish Pt,
337 N Tamiami Tr. Osprey. Reg.
admission applies.

* FRIDAY

Storytime, ages 2 2-5
10:15-11 amJacaranda Lib 4143


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


Woodmere Pk Blvd, Venice
BodySculpt Anne, 7 pm
Mondays,11:30 am Fridays,
417 S. Tamiami, Venice. Call Mary Lynn
941-685-8445
Holiday Lighting,
Holly Days-Mangrove Nights,
5-8 pm, Historic Spanish Pt,
337 N Tamiami Tr. Osprey. Reg.
admission applies
Wine/Beer Tasting, Wine,


Liquor, Craft Beer Tasting. Proceeds go
to Plantation Community Foundation.
$15/person
Musical Meditation,
7 -9 pm, $5 Angel Ministries 2269
South Tamiami Trail, #3A Venice,
941-492-4995
Holiday Ball, 7 -10 pm
"Escape'", CCE 700 S Waterway Venice,
$6, BYOB, Res for 6 or more call Betty
at 941-485-2297


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USDA food
distribution/Health
in Motion
Florida Department of
Agriculture has contract-
ed with All Faiths Food
Bank to distribute free
USDA commodities to
eligible Sarasota County
residents Wednesday,
Dec. 11, 8:30 a.m.-noon
at Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis
Ave., Venice. Sarasota
County's Health in
Motion mobile medical
unit will provide free and
low-cost health services,
including education and
screenings.

'The Sounds of
Christmas'
A special holiday con-
cert will be held on Venice
Theatre's MainStage, 140
W Tampa Ave., Dec. 13
and Dec. 14 at 8 p.m.
Tickets $24 for adults; $10
for students; pay-what-
you can rate available
each night at the door.
Directed by Allan Kollar;
Musical direction by Rick
Bogner. Call for tickets
and passes for the entire
season at 941-488-1115
or in person at the box
office from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. Monday through
Friday and one hour
before all shows for
walk-up tickets. Tickets


are also available at
VeniceStage.com.

Breakfast
with Santa
Pinebrook Center will
hold its annual Breakfast
with Santa Saturday,
Dec. 14, 9-11 a.m., 1240
Pinebrook Road, Venice.
Santa will be on site to
pass out gifts to the chil-
dren and spread Holiday
cheer. Call 941-488-6733.
Visit: GenesisHcc.com/
Pinebrook.

Tree lighting
and open house
Venice Museum and
Archives (VMA), inside
the Triangle Inn, 351 S.
Nassau St., Venice, will
hold an open house
Saturday, Dec. 14,
5-7 p.m., coinciding
with the Venice Area
Beautification Inc.
Holiday Tree Lighting in
West Blalock Park, across
the street from the muse-
um. VMA is decked out for
the holidays. Participants
include Bess & Company,
Dina Bennett Interior
Design and Trees by the
Sea. Call 941-486-2487.

Candlelight
service
Venice Memorial
Gardens, 1950 Center


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Road, Venice, cele-
brates its 21st annual
Candlelight Memorial
Service Saturday, Dec. 14.
Drive through is at
6 p.m.; program starts
at 7 p.m. The park will
be lit up with 7,000
luminaries. During the
service by Pastor David
Miller, of First Christian
Church, the names of
those entrusted to the
Garden's care this past
year will be read aloud.
Those served by Farley
Funeral Homes in 2013
will be recognized. Josh
Price will perform. Chairs
and refreshments will
be provided. A free will
offering will be taken.
To volunteer to help
set candles Saturday
morning, light candles
in the afternoon or help
pick up candles Sunday
morning, call June Parker
or Brice Ferguson at 941-
493-4246. A continental
breakfast and lunch
will be served for all
volunteers.

Musicale concert
Venice Musicale
presents Encore Chorus
in a holiday concert
at 11 a.m. Thursday,
Dec. 12, atVenice Public
Library, 300 S. Nokomis
Ave., Venice. The concert
is free and open to the
public. The program
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seasonal choral songs
with some novelty
numbers thrown in.
Encore Chorus is Venice
Musicale's ambassador
to the community,
providing entertainment
for area businesses
and organizations in
exchange for donations
for its Music Scholarship
Fund. Monies go
toward scholarships
in the spring. Former
Minnesota music teach-
ers Bill and Jan Antholz
lead the group. Bookings
are made through Sandra
Werrell, tswerrell@aol.
com, 941-496-7968. Visit
VeniceMusicale.org or
call 941-497-2733.

Sandy Claws
beach run
Preregistration is
ongoing for the Sarasota
County Parks and
Recreation-sponsored
37th annual Sandy Claws
Beach Run scheduled
for Saturday, Dec. 14, at
Siesta Beach, 948 Beach
Road, Sarasota. Run fees
are $25 ($30 race day)
for 5K and $18 ($20) for
one-mile fun run. The
fun run begins at 8 a.m.;
the 5K race at 8:20 a.m.
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or government building.
For more details, call
the Sarasota Call Center,
941-861-5000 or visit
ScGov.net.

Jazz concert
on tap
Nate Najar, guitar, and
Harry Allen, tenor saxo-
phone, with John Lamb,
bass, present Najar's
Jazz Holiday Dec. 13,
8 p.m., at The Glenridge
Performing Arts Center,
7333 Scotland Way
Sarasota. This is the first
of South County Jazz
Club/GPAC's new Jazz
Series that comprises five
concerts from December
through April. For ticket
prices call The Glenridge
at 941-552-5325 or visit
Gpactix.com. Get social
with GPAC at Facebook.
com/glenridgePAC.


'Pageant' at
The Players
"Pageant" is a comical
beauty pageant musical
in which all "queens"
have a little something
extra a 5 o'clock
shadow. Audience mem-
bers decide who wins.
Competition includes
categories for evening
gown, swimsuit, talent,
spokes-modeling and
beauty crisis counseling.
The show follows six
(male) contestants as
they compete for the
"Miss Glamouresse"
title. See it Friday nights
Dec. 13, Jan. 17, Feb.21,
March 21, April 11 and
May 2, 8 p.m. Single tick-
ets are $10 each. People
are asked to buy tickets
in advance. The Players
is at 848 North Tamiami
Trail. Call 941-365-2494;
visit ThePlayers.org.


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Pet therapy dogs bring four-legged smiles


By STEVEN J. SMITH
SUN CORRESPONDENT

Dayna Johnson's moth-
er spent her final days
comforted in a loving
hospice setting, and
she vowed to one day
return that favor with the
help of her two Afghan
hounds, Paris and Paige.
"I heard of an opportu-
nity to do just that here
in North Port," Johnson
said. "So that's what I've
done."
When she lived in
Michigan, Johnson
enrolled Paris and Paige
as puppies in a special
training school called
U.S.A. Therapy Dogs Inc.
According to its website,
animal-assisted therapy
"is designed to improve
the physical, social, emo-
tional and/or cognitive
functioning of a patient."
Johnson said the
dogs learned how to sit,
stay, keep off a patient's
bed, and refrain from


scooping up any po-
tentially toxic pills or
medications they might
find on hospice floors.
"There are certain
things they had to know,
and they went through
testing before they were
certified," Johnson said.
"They can't show any
aggression, because they
might find themselves in
a small space with other
dogs."
But most important,
Paris and Paige learned
how to ease patients'
pain and suffering in the
way that only a dog can
do it by simply being
present in a loving way.
Johnson and her dogs
performed that service
for five years in Michigan
before she moved to
North Port two years
ago. Since then, she has
volunteered her dogs'
distinctive method of
healing to soothe not
only patients at Tidewell
Hospice, but also


students with learning
disabilities at Lamarque
Elementary School -
although she said she
works primarily with
Tidewell these days.
Johnson said no
matter what the setting,
once someone comes
in contact with one of
her dogs, all thought of
pain or frustration with
life disappears and all
that's left is a smile.
"In a hospice situa-
tion, for example, my
dogs take that person
away from their disease
for a moment," she said.
"It brings them some joy
that they haven't seen
or heard of in a while.
I know once I leave,
the reality sets back in
again, but at least I can
give them that moment
of happiness. The dogs
are beautiful to look at
and nice to touch. Their
fur feels like human
hair."
She added the dogs


smell nice as well, so
their impact upon
someone is a multisenso-
ry one of sight, touch
and smell. Even hospice
patients that are incoher-
ent with their caretakers
readily connect with the
dogs.
"At Tidewell Hospice,
I once went into a room
they call the fun room,"
Johnson said. 'All the
patients who are able,
gather there. Some are
coherent, others are not.
There was a lady there
who had a stroke and
lost her speech. She was
in a wheelchair. The aide
said, 'Don't go to her,
she's definitely afraid of
dogs.' I kept my distance,
but we kept looking at
each other. She had a
look on her face that
said, 'Let me try it.'"
As Johnson eased her
dog closer to the woman,
she reached her hand out
to pet it. The aide was
amazed.


PHOTO PROVIDED BY PERRY JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY
Dayna Johnson, along with Paris, left, and Paige, right, has
brought comfort to hospice patients and special needs students
all around North Port for the last several years.


"The aide said she
wouldn't touch any
dog," she said. "Then
the woman pointed her
finger up to heaven.
That got to me. I was
blown away. Those are
the kinds of moments
that make me feel I've


done something good."
Any health care-related
organization interested
in having Johnson bring
her dogs in to interact
with patients can
contact her via email at
cheyennesnunna@aol.
com.


Here's a way to remember our seniors for Christmas


By STEVE REILLY
STAFF WRITER

Mike Levine wants to
brighten Christmas for as
many seniors as possible.
Levine's hope is to
see volunteers deliver
holiday gifts to 400 or
more seniors in Venice,
Englewood and North
Port who are in need or
are alone. Last year, 200
seniors received gifts.
Levine also believes the
need is far greater locally,
maybe in the thousands,
he said.
Levine owner of
the Home Instead Care
franchise for Venice and
South Sarasota County
- said "Be a Santa to a
Senior" Christmas trees
will be decorated at the
Beall's Outlet stores in
Englewood, Venice and
North Port. Shoppers
who pull "ornaments"
from the tree will
brighten a holiday that


might otherwise be
bleak and lonely for
seniors.
Last year, volunteers
delivered gifts to more
than 200 seniors, Levine
said.
"We are not talking
about big screen TVs,"
Levine said of the gifts.
He recalled one senior
last year who just wanted
to be given a Christmas
card.
"Typically, these are
seniors with no families,"
he said.
The seniors on the
wish lists aren't clien-
tele of Home Instead
Care. Levine said the
names come from social
services caseworkers, the
Salvation Army, nursing
homes and other agen-
cies. The "Be a Santa to
a Senior" program was
started 10 years ago by
the Home Instead Care
franchise owner and
spread throughout the


company, he said.
Englewood's Meals On
Wheels delivers meals
to 140 or more seniors a
day. The numbers have
dropped, but Meals On
Wheels organizers are
seeing more Englewood
seniors 26 now who
cannot afford the $3
per day to have a meal
delivered, Meals On
Wheels treasurer Milly
Sowers said.
And with recent cuts to
Food Stamp programs,
Sowers said, "We're
getting more (seniors) all
the time."
Working with Meals on
Wheels, assisted living
and nursing homes,
Doctor's Choice Home
Care in Englewood East
has a list of 130 seniors
and its own gift tree
where people can buy
gifts and become a Santa
helper for a senior.

Email: reilly@sun-herald.com


PHOTO PROVIDED BY SUE ERWIN


Englewood Beall's Outlet associates Ethel Singleton, Emilia Pokrzywnick, Diane Blair, Tina
Schmidt and Melinda Wiggins stand beside one of the "Be a Santa for a Senior" trees that are
located in Beall's Outlet stores in Englewood, North Port and Venice. Purchasing a small gift will
brighten the holiday for seniors who face a bleak Christmas holiday.


Lemon Bay Conservancy
calls for water testers


By STEVE REILLY
STAFF WRITER

The Lemon Bay
Conservancy hopes to
recruit water testers for
its Wildflower Preserve.
Working with the
University of Florida's Lake
Watch program, the con-
servancy has been testing
water in Lemon Creek and
the ponds on the defunct
80-acre Wildflower golf-
course-turned-preserve
on Placida Road. Since
taking over the preserve,
the conservancy discov-
ered that Lemon Creek is a
haven for juvenile tarpon.
The conservancy now
has three individuals who
regularly test water in the
creek and ponds, said Eva
Furner, the conservancy
member overseeing the
water testing. However at
least six to nine individ-
uals are needed for the
testing. Also, the con-
servancy hopes to have
year-round volunteers.
Volunteers need to
devote three hours once
a month for the testing.
They should be willing to
take water samples using
a kayak launched into
the ponds, and to analyze
samples onshore.
The water samples are
analyzed for nitrogen,
phosphorous, chlorophyll
and trophic state. The
conservancy expects the
results to help it assess


water quality over time,
and to plan changes to im-
prove the aquatic habitat.
The actual testing is
done by Lake Watch.
Lake Watch is a
statewide volunteer
water-quality monitor-
ing program. Locally,
Lake Watch also tests
water samples from
the RotondaWest
Association's canals. More
information can be found
on Lake Watch's website,
http://lakewatch.ifas.ufl.
edu.
Because of the di-
verse geology and soils
throughout Florida, Lake
Watch coordinator Dan
Willis said, "Every area
has a different water
chemistry."
Lake Watch operates
with a state budget of
$285,000 representing
a 40 percent cut from
previous years and
has five lab technicians
testing from 500 to
1,500 water samples a
month. According to
its website, Lake Watch
samples water from more
than 600 lakes, rivers and
coastal sites in more than
40 Florida counties.
To volunteer for the
Wildflower Lake Watch,
or for more information,
contact the Lemon Bay
Conservancy at 941-830-
8922 or lbconservancy@
comcast.net.
Email: reilly@sun-herald.com


Local skateboarders soar in contest


Sammy Wieman, 9, participates in the beginners division during
the city of North Port's skateboard competition held recently.
He was advanced to the intermediate division by the judges,
winning third place.


Shawn Campbell, 17, gets air as he hangs on to his
skateboard while competing in the advanced division.


Ten-year-old Alec Puiser performs acrobatic feats on his skateboard.


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Ronnie Erickson, 10, competes in the begin-
ners division during a skateboard competition
recently, winning third place overall.





WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013


Pay what you can to hear 'Sounds of Christmas'


FROM VENICE THEATRE

Venice Theatre will pres-
ent its traditional "Sounds
of Christmas" concert
Friday and Saturday
Dec. 13 and 14 at 8 p.m.
Audiences will be treated
to an intimate evening
of holiday tunes sung by
some ofVenice Theatre's
most talented vocalists.


Regular ticket prices
are $24 for adults and $10
for students. However,
patrons who might be
struggling financially are
invited to take advantage
of a special "pay-what-
you-can" rate.
Director Allan Kollar
explains, "We want
everybody in our com-
munity to be able to


afford a great Christmas
show. We hope folks will
come out and enjoy the
music and pay whatever
amount works for them
and their family."
Pay-what-you-can tick-
ets are available for each
performance. Patrons
must purchase them at
the door with cash. Any
amount will be accepted.


The special rate is not
available online. For
more information about
tickets, contact the box
office at 941-488-1115.
"The Sounds of
Christmas" will feature
beautiful renditions of
wintertime favorites old
and new. Traditional
songs and carols like
"Carol of the Bells," "The


First Noel" and "Silent
Night" will be sung along
with more contemporary
selections such as "Baby
It's Cold Outside," "Mary
Did You Know" and
"The Twelve Days After
Christmas."
Full-priced tickets
are available at the
theater's box office at
941-488-1115 or online


at VeniceStage.com.
Holiday gift certificates
are also available in per-
son and over the phone.
Audiences are asked
to bring a nonperishable
food item to the concert
to help stock local food
pantries.
Venice Theatre is locat-
ed at 140 W TampaAve.
on the island in Venice.


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Lord-Higel House gets a holiday look


Just a bunch


of old...


STAFF REPORT
Joyce Higel Norton,
Judi Foote, Jim Hazelton
and Judie Bauer dec-
orated the historic
Lord-Higel House and
the Lord-Higel family
workshop shed for the
holidays. Wiring for shed
lighting was accom-
plished by Mickey Higel
and Ron Wentworth.
The membership of
Venice Heritage Inc. en-
courages and appreciates
the public's participation
with contributions of
various levels in its cur-
rent "Wrap The Porch"
campaign fundraiser.
The original 360-de-
gree wrap-around
porch was removed
several years ago when
the house was moved
from the Lord Citrus
Grove to Laguna Drive
in Bayshore Estates. An
estimated $150,000 is
needed to cover the cost



MANNY
FROM PAGE 1

14 years he was healthy,
he was always happy....
The doctors are shocked
he's fully aware. So often,
people in this situation
are not even conscious
what's going on.
"This has taught me to
appreciate everything I
have and don't have. He
is teaching us a lesson
of life," she said, adding
her husband and other
son have been wonderful
throughout. "It's the type
of thing that will make
you or break you.... It's
very stressful, but you
have to look for a balance
and motivation."
Laurentz Bastias, one
of Millie's co-workers,
was the driving force
behind the "Zumba for
Manny" fundraiser held
recently at the Punta


COURTESY PHOTO


Getting into the holiday spirit, Joyce Higel Norton, (bottom
left), Judi Foote and Judie Bauer, top left, and Jim Hazelton
decorate the Historic Lord-Higel House, currently undergoing
renovations.


Roll of roof dry-in:
$100;
Metal/tin roof sheet:
$200;
25-square-foot porch
floor: $500.
Sponsorships may be
paid in cash, by check
or by using PayPal at
VeniceHeritage.org.


Please write "Lord-Higel
House Porch" in the
notes section and make
checks payable to Venice
Heritage Inc., which is a
501(c) (3)
nonprofit organization.
Mail to Venice Heritage
Inc., P.O. Box 1190,
Venice, FL 34284.


of replacing this very
important architectural
element, which will be
the crown jewel of this
historic house's exterior.
The house was built in
1896 by pioneer/entre-
preneur Joseph Lord, and
it was lived in for many
years by pioneer-news-
man, George Higel.
Venice Heritage's vision
is to create, establish
and operate a Pioneer
Living History Museum
depicting the pioneer
era of Venice, Nokomis,
Laurel and Osprey, to
be enjoyed by future
generations.
Venice Heritage offers
the following levels of
support to accomplish
the renovation of the
oldest existing house
in Venice, known as
the Historic Lord-Higel
House.
Novelty siding: $30;
Bag of roof screws:
$50;

Gorda Women's Club.
She can't say enough
about the family's
strength and the miracle
Manny is.
"If you see him, you
would know. He shines.
It's a mystery, and at the
same time it's amazing,"
Bastias said.
Millie recognizes it will
be a tough road, and hers
is "a greedy goal" in the
sense it won't be a case of
holding "just one fund-
raiser and we're all set."
"But we have to begin
somewhere," she said.
"God allowed me 14
years of a wonderful,
healthy son, to fall in love
with him and his per-
sonality. This gives me
even more desire to show
people that Manny's still
here, it's just a different
chapter. Manny was
dead for 15 minutes, and
he was brought back to
life.... I can't ignore that."
Email: annek@sun-heraldx.com


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2010 health incident that changed his life.


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LOS ANGELES TIMES CROSSWORD


ACROSS
1 _Husky
9 Shoot for, with "to"
15 Like poisonous
mushrooms
16 *Colonial
imposition that
led to a "party"
17 *After-school
chum
18 "I a clue!"
19 Fun-with-bubble-
wrap sound
20 Sign of success?
21 Sweetie
22 Novelist Hunter
24 Dropped in
28 *FedEx, forone
32 Simple
33 Sty fare
34 Prince Valiant's
boy
37 *Wrestling move
41 Record producer
Brian
42 Tract for Heathcliff
and Cathy
44 Any Elvis number
46 *Some like it hot
53 Direct opposites
54 Receiving
customers
55 Wild party
56 Sportscaster
Costas
59 Hwy.
60 7-Up, in old ads
63 "Whoa! Do that
somewhere
else!"... which
hints at what can
be shared by the
beginning and
end of the
answers to
starred clues
65 *Summary of
atlas symbols
66 Notice in passing?
67 Cheers up
68 They're often
displayed on a
cart
DOWN
1 Nursed
2 Under Cupid's
spell
3 "Help me out, will
ya?"
4 Eponymous ice
cream maker
5 Salty spots on
margarita glasses


6 Steel beam
7 Midrange voice
8 Wedding column
word
9 Where
telecommuters
work
10 Deck coating
11 _- dog:
conditioned reflex
experiment
12 Meteor tail?
13 Was published
14 Telephone no.
add-on
21 Courtroom VIPs
23 Beak
24 One-eyed monster
25 Repulsive
26 Nobel Prize subj.
27 Confiscated auto
29 Actor Kilmer
30 Laramie-to-
Cheyenne dir.
31 Big truck
34 Prefix with
dextrous
35 Colorful horse
36 Kid's punishment
38 Bullfight "All
right!"
39 USN officer
40 Sephia automaker
43 South African
antelopes


45 Ike's WWII arena
47 Seat of County
Kerry
48 School writing
assignments
49 "So what"
50 Racket
51 Sharp
comeback
52 'The in view;
draw up your
powers": "King
Lear"


56 Actress
Neuwirth
57 Elevator name
58 Dugout
rackmates
60 Thurman of "Kill
Bill"
61 '60s-70s arena,
briefly
62 PC component
63 Word on U.S.
currency
64 Repent


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WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS


Q 1 Neither vulnerable, as South,
you hold:
* Q 7 3 K 1087 0 AJ84AJ3

The bidding:
EAST SOUTH WEST NORTH
1a ?
What call would you make'?

A A one no trump overcall should
be slightly stronger than a one no
trump opener. This hand, with 4-3-3-
3 distribution, doesn't quite make the
grade. Pass. Should you overcall one
no trump and hear a double from
West, how would you feel? Does
"Abandon Hope" come to mind?
Should you feel compelled to bid, a
take-out double is much better than
one no trump.
Q 2 North-South vulnerable, as
South, you hold:
SJ) A K Q 9 0 96324A853

The bidding:
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST
10 Pass 14 Pass
9
What call would you make?

A Re-bidding two clubs should
show at least nine cards in the
minors. It is good that your singleton
spade is an honor, but it doesn't really
matter. Bid one no trump.
Q 3 Both vulnerable, as South, you
hold:
4Q10 ? Q32 0 AQ J874492
As dealer, what call would you
make?
A The side values are decidedly
puny, but the excellent six-card suit
makes this hand worth 12-13 points.
Open one diamond. Second choice:
two diamonds. Passing is way too
timid.
Q 4 East-West vulnerable, as South,
you hold:
4 1083% AKQ >K9852494


The bidding:
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST
10 16 Dbl* Pass
9
*Negative values with nothing clear
to bid, likely with length in the unbid
suits.
What call would you make?

A The choice is between re-bidding
your anemic diamond suit or bidding
your three-card heart suit. Two hearts
might be right on a good day, but
most days it will ruin your reputation
at the club. Bid two diamonds.
Q 5 East-West vulnerable, as South,
you hold:
* K94 Y104> QJ4 A K Q J 42


The bidding:
NORTH EAST SOUTH
30 Pass Pass
Pass Pass ?
What call would you make?


WEST
3NT


A If West can take nine tricks on
this hand, bless him! He can be our
teammate forever. Double!
Q 6 North-South vulnerable, as
South, you hold:
SQ 5 3 KQ93 0 9 2 K 875


The bidding:
NORTH EAST SOUTH
10 Pass 1F
2Y Pass Pass
Pass 34 ?
What call would you make?


WEST
Pass
Dbl


A Double! This double is optional
as our strength is limited, and partner
will pull it with a distributional hand
and four hearts or six diamonds when
he has club shortness. Should partner
pass, this penalty will line our
pockets for a week or two.

(Tannah Hirsch and Bob Jones
welcome readers' responses sent in
care of this newspaper or to Tribune
Content Agency, LLC., 16650
Westgrove Dr., Suite 175, Addison,
TX 75001. E-mail responses may be
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around dogs, and it might work. He tends to be somewhat inde-
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He needs a grain-free diet of food and treats. Toddlers and
young kids make him nervous, so it is best for him to live with
older kids and adults. Visit Suncoast Humane Society at 6781
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along well with other cats, too, as long as they're
mellow. It's important for him to find a home with
someone who really likes a kitty on their lap. Visit
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College financial aid seminars on tap


STAFF REPORT

The Sarasota County
School District will host
financial aid seminars at
seven local high schools
in December and January.
The sessions will pro-
vide information about
scholarship opportunities


for college and other
postsecondary education.
Parents and high
school seniors are
strongly encouraged to
attend one of the ses-
sions, which are sched-
uled as follows:
*Wednesday, Dec. 11:
6:30 p.m., Wednesday,


Pine View School;
*Wednesday, Jan. 8:
6 p.m., North Port High;
Thursday, Jan. 9:
7:30 p.m., Venice High;
Tuesday, Jan. 14:
6:30 p.m., Suncoast
Polytechnical High;
*Wednesday, Jan. 15,
6:30 p.m., Sarasota High;


Wednesday, Jan. 22,
6:30 p.m., Riverview
High;
Wednesday, Jan. 29,
6:30 p.m., Booker High.
The sessions will
present the same infor-
mation at each location,
so parents and students
should pick the location


and time that is most
convenient for them. The
seminars will cover such
topics as federal and state
financial aid programs;
tips for filling out finan-
cial aid forms; and state
and local scholarship
opportunities, including
the Florida Bright Futures


Scholarship Program
and scholarships offered
by the Community
Foundation of Sarasota
County, among others.
For more informa-
tion, call the district's
guidance specialist,
Peni Riedinger, at
941-927-4036.


Students and Teacher of the month named


FROM SERTOMA
CLUB OF VENICE
The Sertoma Club of
Venice announced its
Students and Teacher of
the Month at the club's
November meeting.
Cassie Kasmirski,
currently sporting a 4.7
grade point average
(GPA), is extremely
involved atVenice High
School. She is currently
the National Honor
Society president, the
Student Body vice pres-
ident and the Mu Alpha
Theta treasurer. Cassie
has been on the State
Championship volleyball


team for the past three
years.
She is still undecided
where to attend college
but has a few favorites
she's thinking about.
Her parents are Jim and
Cherri Kasmirski.
Dominick Morrow
holds a 4.75 GPA and
is very active in the
Sarasota Chamber
of Commerce Youth
Leadership Program.
He is the recipient
of the Anne Frank
Humanitarian Award, a
Sunshine State Scholar
and an Academic State
Champion in cross coun-
try. He enjoys playing


guitar, running and
tutoring kids in math.
Dominick gives thanks
for his parents, Michael
and Nadine Morrow.
He plans to attend an
accredited university
and pursue degrees
in both physics and
mathematics.
Carole Lash has been
a teacher in Sarasota
County for 11 years.
After 15 years of
Maternal Child Nursing,
it seems like serendip-
ity that her first year at
Venice High School was
the planning year for its
Medical Academy. As
the lead teacher in the


Medical Academy, Lash
strives to prepare her stu-
dents for a wide variety of
health care professions.
Lash currently holds the
title of Venice High School
Teacher of the Year.


PHOTO COURTESY OF
KATHY LEHNER
Sertoma Club of Venice's
Past President Alex Moseley,
left, announces students
and teacher of the month
of November as Dominick
Morrow, Carole Lash, Cassie
Kasmirski. Greg Miller chairs
the Student and Teacher of
the Month program.


Pet calendar available


FROM SUNCOAST
HUMANE SOCIETY

Suncoast Humane Society's
2014 Pet Calendar has arrived
just in time for the holidays.
The calendar is available at
the Society's adoption center
at 6781 San Casa Drive in
Englewood, its three thrift
stores in Englewood, Venice
and North Port, various
community events, several
local merchants and online at
Humane.org.
Donations for each calendar
are appreciated. One hundred
percent of calendar proceeds
go directly to the care of the
animals entrusted to Suncoast
Humane Society.
For more information,
contact Suncoast Humane
Society at 941-474-7884, visit
Humane.org, or stop by the


adoption center at 6781 San
Casa Drive, Englewood.
Suncoast Humane Society
has been serving animals and
people since 1971. Founded
as Englewood Animal Aid
Society, the organization's
services and programs were
soon challenged to meet the
demands placed on them
by the pet over-population
crises.
Expansions to the facility in
Englewood during the 1980s
and 1990s helped the Society
to more effectively provide
for a growing service area.
To reflect the changes, the
organization became Suncoast
Humane Society. Today its
service area includes Charlotte
County, most of Sarasota
County and the Boca Grande
portion of Lee County, a total
of over 450 square miles.


FROM EDUCATION
FOUNDATION

The Gettel
Automotive Family
of Dealerships gave a
new $25,000 gift to the
Education Foundation
of Sarasota County
at the group's 24th
annual classroom
grant awards reception
Dec. 4.
Gettel's donation
will underwrite
Education Foundation
Exploration Grants,
giving students access
to Southwest Florida's
premiere cultural and
scientific treasures.


Combined with other
private contributions,
Gettel's support will
help underwrite a
record number of
Education Foundation
classroom grants to
teachers for the 2013-
2014 academic year.
The grants offer
enrichment and
experiential learning
opportunities that
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WEDNESDAY
DECEMBER 11,2013


AROUND TOWN


CONTACT US
FRAN VALENCIC
SOCIAL COLUMNIST
franvalencic@comcast.net
SUN NEWSPAPERS


Denny Kalgren (standing) enjoys the HW Holiday Luncheon and
visiting with Barbara and William Deberrio. Denny chairs the
nominating committee for the group. The HWVV volunteers have
touched many families in town with their mission of kindness.


Richard Val Allen (left) and Frank Collins wear their holiday
colors to the Hospital Volunteers of Venice Holiday Luncheon at
Jacaranda West Country Club. Frank is the president-elect for
HW. This group of about 600 serves the community through
their work at various locations in town.

Left below: Le Voci de Venezia, the Venice High School chorus
directed by Stephen Johns, performed with Exsultate! at
the Voices of Wonder concert. The group travels to Boston to
perform in 2014.


Clara Minerd and Jules Giovanetti decorate Clara's tree at
Blalock Park getting ready for the community tree lighting on
Saturday. The fun begins at 5 p.m. with singing and Santa and
Mrs. Claus. The event is sponsored by the city of Venice and the
Venice Garden Club. The Venice Archives across the street will be
having an open house showcasing its decorations.

Below: Exsultate's Voices of Wonder concert introduced the
newly formed Youth Chorus of Venice under the direction of
Kathleen Crane (pictured far left).


Garden Club sparkles with Christmas


FRAN VALENCIC


The Venice Garden Club's
Holiday Luncheon proved
this is a season where all
different colors say, "Let's
celebrate." The banquet room
at the Ramada sparkled with
Christmas. The glitter came
not just from the decorations
but from the cheerful mood.
This happy group obviously
enjoys what they do and each


other's company.
The delicious lunch was
followed by a celebration
of members and a terrific
demonstration by Marion
Crane, who came to Florida
by way of Vermont and New
York. The four centerpieces she
created became raffle prizes.
The members meet on the
first Thursday of the month at
the South Venice Community
Center on Alligator Drive and
invite everyone who enjoys
making the world prettier
to join them. For info about
membership, call Linda
Kenfield at 941-412-1620.

The Hymans take a
bow
The overflow crowd at the
Venice Heritage Inc. fashion


show and luncheon enjoyed
the tribute to Julia and Dick
Hyman. Julia presented a
PowerPoint presentation of
her sculptures and Dick played
several numbers, including
variations on Chopin's "Waltz
in C Minor."
Fashions from Sandy's
Designer Clothing, Krystyna's,
Seaside Chic Boutique and
Patchington showed off the
latest styles for the fashionistas
in Venice.
Three cheers to Serena
Cannarelle and her committee
for a huge party.

Standing room only
Exsultate! performed to a
standing room-only crowd
at Grace United Methodist


Church. This first concert
of this year's holiday season
featured Le Voci de Venezia,
the chorus from Venice High
School, and a new youth
chorus under the direction of
Kathleen Crane. Their singing
drew warm applause. It seems
like a bright future is in store
for them.
The concert included "Carol
of the Bells" and an audience
singalong.
Visit Exsultate.org for tickets
and info.

One of our best
The special person of this
week is Betty Ann Parry. This
nice lady joined the Venice
Garden Club and learned
there was no boutique as it


had "aged out." Being the
doer she is, Betty Ann got
a committee of workers
together who started creating
spectacular one-of-a-kind
items.
Three years later, the
boutique is thriving and
often sells out. There, unique
wreaths, floral arrangements
and jewelry will be for sale at
their garden tour on March 25
and 26. Get your checkbooks
and wallets ready.
Betty Ann Parry is one of
the women who make Venice
a great place to live.

Fran Valencic is the Venice
Gondolier Sun's social col-
umnist and welcomes your
ideas and tips. Email her at
Fran Valencic@comcast.net.


Marilyn Shute, Joanne Pisarski, Nancy Muldune, Shirley Hoffman, Pat More-
land and Rosario Fredrickson took a bow for their longevity and dedication
to the Venice Garden Club.


Larry Chiulli helped models on the runway and Vee Garry-Chi-
ully narrated the Venice Heritage Inc. fashion show.


Irene Bette and Bev Barlow led a spirited singalong at the
HWVV Holiday Luncheon at Jacaranda West Club. They are two
multitalented HWVV volunteers. Irene also volunteers at Venice
Theatre and performs at senior centers in Venice.


Janet Roberts, Doreen McConnell and Florence Walker enjoy
time before the Exsultate! Voices of Wonder concert at Grace
United Methodist Church. Their next concert is on Feb. 23.


Betty Ann Parry took over the Venice Garden Club's
boutique and along with her team creates sensa-
tional wreaths, table decorations and jewelry. The
group will have a boutique sale at their house tour
in 2014.


Elaine Hudon and Beatrice Holt purchase decorative wreaths at
the Venice Garden Club Holiday luncheon.


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Wed. Mike mbasciani 7pm
Thurs. Harper and the mid-West Kind 7pm
Fri. Lauren Mitchell Band 7pm
Sat. Shotgun Justice 7pm


DJ SCUBE STEVE, 8p.m.- close. Cornhole
contest 8 p.m.- close. Rattler's Old West Saloon,
111 W. Oak St., Arcod-Oi
MICHAEL HIRST, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
Blue Lagoon Restaurant, 2000 OysterCreek Dr.,
Einglei xoocd. www.newbluelagoon.com.
MIKE IMBASCIANI BLUES, (live music),
Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St.,
Englet.oodl. 941.475.7501.
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS IN VEGAS
SHOW, staring Jimmy Mazz. S10 plus tax.
Beyond the Sea Restaurant and Supper Club,
3555S. A((ccess Rd., Englei oodl. 941.474.1400.
DENNY PEZZIN, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
Boca Royale Country Club, 1601 Englewood Rd.,
Englei .oodl. 941.475.6464.
QUIET FIRE, (live music), 6 p.m.- 10p.m.
Englewood Moose 1933,55 W. Dearborn St.,
Englei ooLd. 941.473.2670.
WINETASTING, noon- 6p.m. Complimentary.
Catania's Winery, 524 Paul Morris Dr., Etglei tcooLd.
941-475-7553.
FREETRIVIA, 7 30 p.m. Pig N Whistle, Placida
Plaza, Gasparilla Rd., Englei .ood. 941-698-0021.
LIVE MUSIC WITH DANE, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
55 Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. Englewood VFW,
550 N. McCall Rd., Englei t.oodl. 941.474.7516.
CHAKULLAH AND ME, (live music), 6 p.m.-
9 p.m. Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake
Suz). 941-627- 3474. Cover charge is canned goods
and nonperishable food items.
JAZZ JAM,6 30 p.m. 9 30 p.m. CacdusJack
Southwest Grill, 3448 Marinatown Lane, North Fort
A I) ers. 239.652.5787.
BELLY DANCING, 6 45 p.m. Greek Grill
and Gallery, 14828 Tamiami Trail, North Port.
941-423-6400.
KARAOKE, with Mark McKinley. 7 p.m. 10p.m.
North Port Family Restaurant, 14525 Tamiami Trail,
North Port 941.426-9885.
KARAOKE, with DJ Rockin'Ray, 8 p.m. Porky's
Roadhouse, 4300 Kings Highway, Port O horlotte.
941-629-2114.
KARAOKE, with Billy G., 6 p.m. 10 30 p.m.
F. 0. E. Eagles 3296,23111 Harborview Rd., Port
Chorlo[tte 941.629.1645.
KITT MORAN, (jazz), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. J.D.'s
Bistro Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Chrclotte
941-255-0994.
BIG DOGS LIVE TRIVIA CHALLENGE,
7 p.m.- 9 30 p.m. Free to play. Top three teams
share 5100 in gift (ertifi(cates. Chubby'z Tavern,
4109Tamiami Trail, Port Chorlotte 941-613-0002.
KARAOKE WITH VALLERIE, 5 30 p.m.
9 30. Allegro Bistro, 1740 E. Venice Ave., Venice.
941-484-1889.
FREETEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 5 30p.m.- close.
Flanagan's Pub, 761 Venice Bypass, Venice.
941-240-2675.


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PAVILION, 8a.m., 9a.m. and 5 p.m. Certified
yoga instructor. Venice.

* THURSDAY

HENRY MONZELLO, (live music), 6 p.m.
9 p.m. Blue Lagoon Restaurant, 2000 Oyster Creek Dr.,
Einglei .ocxl. www.newbluelagoon.com.
WINE TASTING, noon 6 p.m. Complimentary.
Catania's Winery, 524 Paul Morris Dr., Englei .oold.
941-475-7553.
DENNY PEZZIN, (live music), 6 30 p.m. no
cover. Beyond the Sea Restaurant and Supper Club,
3555 S. A((ccess Rd., Eng/lei .oodl. 941.474.1400.
BINGO, 7 15 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Play for
51. Proceeds to benefit childrens charities. Rotonda
Elks, 303 Rotonda Blvd. East, Rotondio.
941-697-2710.
HARPER ANDTHE MID-WEST KIND,
(live music), Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W.
Dearborn St., Etigleti t.ool. 941- 475-7501.

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LEMON BAY BARBERSHOP CHORUS,
6 30 p.m. Rehearsal open to the public Christ
Lutheran Church, 701 N. Indiana Ave., Entglei .oodl.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 6 15 p.m.
Englewood Moose 1933, 55 W. Dearborn St.,
Engleit.oodl. 941-473-2670.
PAUL ROUSH, (live music) 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Loke
Suz). 941-627-3474. Cover charge is (anned
goods and nonperishable food items.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 6 p.m.-dose.
Olde World Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami Trail,
North Port. 941-426-1155.
KARAOKE, 8 p.m.-11p.m. Buffalo Wild
Wings. 4301 Aiden Lane, North Port.
941-429-9722.
INGROOV BIG BAND, (live musio,
2 p.m.-4 p.m. 54 donation will be taken at the
door. The Cultural Center of Charlotte County,
2280 Aaron St., Port Chorlotte.
KARAOKE BY DJ DON AND JO, 6 p.m. It's
pasta night at the Sons of Italy, 57.50 for members,
and 58.50 for quests. Sons of Italy, 3725 Easy St., Port
Chorlotte. Call for reservations, 941-764-9003.
GUITAR ARMY, 6 p.m.-10p.m. Gilkhrist Park,
Polnto GordCo.
CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON, 1130 p.m.-1-p.m.
515 per person. Hosted by The Charlotte County
Family YMCA and Charlotte County Habitat for
Humanity. The Bayfront Center YMCA, 750 W. Retta
Esplanade, Pumnto Gordlo. 941-639-3162.
FRANK GREATHOUSE, (auoustiqjazz),
5 p.m. 9p.m. Presseller's Restaurant, 209 W. Olym-
pia Ave., Pumnto Gordlo.
GULF COAST BANJO SOCIETY, (live
musio), 11 a.m. 130 p.m. Snook Haven Restaurant,
5000 E. Venie Ave., Venice.
THE LEW DELGATTO QUARTET,
2 p.m.- 4 p.m. 55 for South Counly Jazz Club members,


510 for nonmembers. Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis
Ave. S., Venice. 941-379-3345.
JAZZ IZZ IT, (jazz with Debra, Mike, Ernie and
Randy), 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. The Allegro Bistro, 1740 E.
Venice Ave.,l Venitce. 941-484 -1889.
FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH
PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Certified
yoga instructor. Venice.

* FRIDAY

SADDLE TRAMP, Rattlers Old West
Saloon,111 W. Oak St., Arcdc-o
THE FLASHBACKS, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
Blue Lagoon Restaurant, 2000 Oyster Creek Dr.,
Englei oocl. 941.475.1030.
AMERICAN MADE BAND, (live music),
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Flounders Restaurant and Tiki Bar,
1975 Beach Rd., Englei Locxl Beoch. 941-460-8280.
LATIN RENDEZVOUS, 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. 55 for
South County Jazz Club members, 510 for nonmem
bers. Englewood Art Center, 350 S. McCall Rd.,
Engleitoodl. 941.379.3345.
KIM JENKINS, (live music), 7 p.m. no cover. All
you can eat fish fry night. Beyond the Sea Restaurant
and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd., Eniglei .ood.
941-474-1400.
LAUREN MITCHELL BAND, (live music),
Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St.,
Englet.oodl. 941.475.7501.
DON AND SUZY AKERS, (ive nliui1 6p.m.-
10 p.m. Englewood Moose Lodge, 55 West Dearborn
St., Engleit.oodl. 941.473.2670.
TOUCHTUNES KARAOKE, 9p.m. The
New Faull Inn, 2670 Placida Rd., Englei L.oold.
941-697-8050.
COPPERHEAD, (live music), 7 p.m. 11 p.m.
The White Elephant, 1855 Gulf Blvd., Englei L.oold.
WINETASTING, noon 6 p.m. Complimentary.
Catania's Winery, 524 Paul Morris Dr., En/glei .oocl.
941 -475-7553.
JIMMY JAY, (live music), 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. [a
Stanza Restaurant, 285 W. Dearborn St., Engle-
St.ood. 941.475.1355.
BINGO, 515 p.m. warm-up with games to
follow at 6 p.m., pks start at 520. Proceeds go to
children's charities. Englewood Elks, 401 N. Indiana
Ave., E glet .oodl. 941.474.1404.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 12 30p.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.
BANDANA, (live music), 7 p.m. 10 p.m. Olde
World Restaurant, 14415S. Tamiami Trail, North
Port. 941.426.1155.
KARAOKE, with Mark McKinley. 7 p.m.-O10 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
Chor/clotte. 941.627.4313 ext. 115.
BINGO, 5 30 p.m. Port Charlotte VFW Post 5690,
23204 Freedom Ave., Port Chlorlote 941.467.4447.
KARAOKE WITH RON, 7 p.m. John Hall's
Goal Post, 3575 Tamiami Trail, Port Cho lotte.
941-979-9933.
MILES BOSWORTH, 5 p.m. 8 p.m. on the
patio. The Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trai4-
Port Chorlotte. 941.629.3055. .
CRACKER 41,9 p.m. -
midnight. The Portside Tavern, 3636 '.j
Tamiami Trail, Port Chorlo[te.


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941-629-3055.
HOLIDAY ON THE HARBOR, dusk. Santa
arrives to show a holiday movie and deliver candy.
Bring chairs and blankets to sit on. Enjoy premovie
perofmnnance by Charlotte High School Band and Punta
Gorda Middle School Jazz Band. Admission is free and
Sunny Days Ice Cream and North Port Vendors will be
onsite. Bayshore Live Oak Park, Chorlotte Horbor.
KARAOKE WITH THE CONNECTION,
8 p.m. midnight. Nemos in Bowland, 3192 Harbor
Blvd., Port Chorlone. 941.625.4794.
LESLIE DACOSTA, live nu, 'I ISp n, -' p ni
Presseller's Restaurant, 209 W. Olympia Ave., Punto
GordCo.
KARAOKE WITH DJ JOHN, 9 p.m.
midnight. Applebees Venice, 4329 Tamiami Trail,
Venice. 941.497.7740.
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VALLERIE AND NEALE, (live music),
6 30 p.m.- 9 30 p.m. The Allegro Bistro, 1740 E.
Venice Ave., Venice. 941-484 -1889.
FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH
PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Certified
yoga instructor. Venice.

SATURDAY

SADDLE TRAMP, Rattler's Old West Saloon,
111 W. Oak St., Arcodlo
BANDANA. (live music), Flounders
Restaurant and Tiki Bar, 1975 Beach Rd., Engle-
i ood Beoch. 941.460.8280.
ESCAPE WITH SPOTLIGHT, (live music),
6 30 p.m. 0 30 p.m. Englewood Eagles 3885,250 Old
Englewood Rd., Etiglei oodl. 941-474-9802.
MOTOWN CHRISTMAS, 6p.m.-9 30 p.m.
Dinner show featuring Wilson Williams and Verceal
Whitakerof the Platters. 535 plus tax fordinner
and the show. Call for reservations. Blue Lagoon
Restaurant, 2000 Oyster Creek Dr., Englei .oold.
941-475-1030.
JOY AND THE GANG, (live music), 6 p.m.-
10p.m. Englewood Moose 1933, 55W. Dearborn St.,
Engleit lool. 941.473.2670.
KARAOKE, 7 p.m. Pig N Whistle, Placida
Plaza, Gasparilla Road, Englei \.oodl. 941
698-0021.
'WHAT SWEETER MUSIC; Mark Hayes
concert. 2 p.m. 3 30 p.m. Admission is free. Rotonda
West Community Church, 501 Rotonda Blvd. W.,
Rotondlo l l'est. 941-.697.0266.
STARS OF COUNTRY SHOW, starring
The Sensations. 7 p.m. 510 plus tax. Beyond the
Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd.,
Englei .oodl. 941.474.1400.
SHOTGUN JUSTICE, (live music), Englewoods
on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Etgle/ti cxd.
941-475-7501.
VERMONT'S EASY STREET, (live
zydeco/Cajun music) 7 p.m. 9 p.m. The Zydeco
Grille, 8501 Placida Rd, Etiglei oodl. 941
828-1472
JIMMY JAY, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. [a Stanza
Restaurant, 285 W. Dearborn St., Etglei tocl.
941-475-1355.
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Splimentary. Catania's Winery, 524 Paul
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It's been fun!


M any of you don't know, but I will be
passing Let's Go! on to a new editor in
the coming weeks.
The last year and a half has been a great
journey for me with Let's Go! Helping to build
entertainment awareness in Southwest Florida
has introduced me to events, bands, restaurants
and places that I never would've discovered.
I hope you've enjoyed your entertainment


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publication and that you will continue to look
forward to Wednesday's paper, as many of you
told me you do.
If you ask me, Southwest Florida is paradise.
I have no doubt that Let's Go! will continue to
capture the fun events and great places our area
has to offer.
Thank you to all of our readers for helping
spread the word about Let's Go! Thank you
to everyone I have worked with for different
concerts, shows and even weekly entertainment
schedules. You all have made my job truly


Join the Polar Bear Club at ICE!


L ast Saturday four of us headed over to the
Walt Disney World Resort to see the Candle-
light Processional in the America Gardens
Theatre at Epcot and then, after dinner, the
Osborne Family holiday light display at Disney's
Hollywood Studios. Sadly, there was no time to
check out the ice crystals that cover Cinderella's
Castle in the Magic Kingdom this season. That,
too, is a pretty awesome sight, but what isn't
over at that magical wonderland?
Also fun is a visit to all the major Disney
hotels to compare trees. There is an African


theme at Animal Kingdom Lodge, an old-
fashioned feel to the giant tree at the Grand
Floridian, a Polynesian theme at the Polynesian
Hotel, and a more rustic western look to the one
at the Wilderness Lodge.
Also at the Grand Floridian is a gingerbread
house cookie shop. Imagine buying gingerbread
cookies from a shop made of gingerbread. Resist
the urge to nibble its walls.
Call 407-WDW-DISNEYfor information and
reservations, should you choose to spend more
time at the resort.


enjoyable, and I can't thank you enough.
Finally, thank you to the Sun and everyone I
have worked with over the last year. I couldn't
have asked for better management and our area
is not only luckyto have Let's Go!, but all of the
Sun newspapers. I am fortunate to have had
the opportunity to be a part of a great company
filled with some pretty awesome people.
I hope everyone enjoys the holiday season
and next week you will meet your new editor!
Also, don't forget to count the turkeys in our
section this week. See page 4 for details.


Chill out at ICE! over at the Gaylord Palms
Resort (now a Marriott), which is just the other
side of Interstate 4 from WDW if you use Exit
80A or 80B, depending on which park you visit
first. The Gaylord serves up hot chocolate as
you emerge from ICE! which is cooled to
9 degrees to maintain the carved ice sculptures.
This year you can even watch the ice carvers
from China at work. The Gaylord folks provide
you with heavy coats as you enter this ticketed
attraction or, you can join the Polar Bear club
and run through it in your
swimsuit. BRRRR! For "-
tickets, visit Christmas
AtGaylordPalms.com.


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Please submit information at least
two weeks before the event. To send
items for the calendar, please include
the time, location, cost of tickets and
where to get them, and a telephone
number to call for more information.


Sounds of the
Season
Pops Concert
Friday, December 20, 2013
7:30PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Tt SOLD OUT & 7:30PM
Sure to inspire holiday joy!


S'Wonderful!
Pops Concert
Dick Hyman, Guest Soloist
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
7:30PM
Saturday, January 18, 2014
3'"M SOLD OUT & 7:30PM
Tribute to the Gershwins


From the Land of
the Midnight Sun
Robert Aifken, Flute Solo
Friday, February 14, 2014
7:30PM
Saturday, February 15, 2014
3:30PM & 7:30PM


With Strings
Attached
Ann Hobson-Pilot, Harp Solo
Friday, March 14, 2014
7:30PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014
3:30PM & 7:30PM


Piano Masters
Young-Ah Tak, Piano Solo
Friday, April 11, 2014
7:30PM
Saturday, April 12, 2014
3:30PM & 7:30PM


Americana
Pops Concert
Friday, April 25, 2014
7:30PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014
3:30PM & 7:30PM
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ALLYOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST,
8a.m. -10 a.m. $5. Englewood VFW, 550 N. McCall
Rd., Englewood. 941-474-7516.
BINGO, 1 p.m. VFW, 550 N. McCall Rd.,
Englewood. 941-474-7516.
DOO WOP DENNY, (live music), 7 p.m. -
10 p.m. The Saltwater Cafe, 1071 Tamiami Trail,
Nokomis. 941-488-3775.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 12 p.m. -5 p.m.
North Port Family Restaurant, 14525 TamiamiTrail Unit 7,
North Port. 941-240-2675.
KARAOKE, 7 p.m. -10 p.m. North Port Family
Restaurant, 14525 Tamiami Trail, North Port.
941-426-9885.
NORTH PORT FARMERS/CRAFT
MARKET, 8a.m.- 2 p.m. 14942 Tamiami Trail,
North Port. 941-240-6100.
KARAOKE WITH DJ JOHN, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Shamrocks Pub, 12500 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port.
941-441-7078.
KITT MORAN, (jazz), 7 p.m.-10 p.m.J.D.'s
Bistro Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-255-0994.
KARAOKE, Port Charlotte VFW Post 5690,23204
Freedom Ave., Port Charlotte. 941-467-4447.
KARAOKE WITH THE CONNECTION,
8 p.m.-midnight. Nemos in Bowland, 3192 Harbor
Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941-625-4794.
KARAOKE WITH DJ DON, 9 p.m.- 1 a.m.
Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port
Charlotte. 941-629-3055.
PAPA AND MAMA ROOT,
S(live music), 6p.m.-10p.m. Portofinos
l T Restaurant, Charlotte Harbor.
lROCK'N RHYTHM, (live
music), 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Deep
Creek Elks, 1133 Capricorn Blvd.,
Punta Gorda. 941-764-6825. Reservations
suggested.










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8 a.m.-1 p.m. Taylor Street and W. Olympia Avenue,
Punta Gorda.
OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET, 8:30 a.m.-
1 p.m. Punta Gorda HistoricTrain Depot Antique and
Collectables Mall, 1009 Taylor Road and Carmalita
Street, Punta Gorda. 941-639-6774.
THE LEMON BAY BLUEGRASS BAND,
2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Bring a chair, sit back and enjoy.
Historic Train Dock, 1009 Taylor Rd., Punta Gorda.
941-639-6774.
THE BEACHES, (live music), 5 p.m. 9 p.m.
Fishermen's Village, 1200W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda.
DOUG AND GEORGE, (jazz duo), 5 p.m. -
9 p.m. Presseller's Restaurant, 209W. Olympia Ave.,
Punta Gorda.
PRAISE CHORALE AND PRAISE
BELLS, 11 a.m. Fishermen's Village Center Court,
1200W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
'A CHRISTMAS ODYSSEY,' 4 p.m. $20 for
adults. $10 for students. For tickets call 941-204-
0033. CPAC, 701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda.
VENICE FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m.-noon.
On Tampa Avenue, between Nokomis and Nassau
Avenues in Historic Downtown Venice. Local pro-
duce, plants, flowers, crafts, jewelry, soaps, imported
oils, seafood, pastries and more.
FREEYOGA ATVENICE BEACH PAVILION,
8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Certified yoga instructorwith 35
years of experience. Venice Beach Pavilion.

* SUNDAY

BLUE PLATE DINNER, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. $6.
Karaoke from 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. VFW, 550 N. McCall
Rd., Englewood. 941-474-7516.
BREAKFAST AT ENGLEWOOD ELKS,
8 a.m.-noon. $6.50 all you can eat. Englewood
Elks, 401 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood. 941-
474-1404.
"ENGLEWOOD'S BEST SUNDAY
BRUNCH;" 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. One free Mimosa,
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Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access
Rd., Englewood. 941-474 -1400.
DAVE CHAPPELLE, comedian. 7 30 p.m.
and 10 p.m. Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts
Center, 8099 College Parkway, C) press Loke.
TRU COUNTRY BAND, (country),
2 p.m.-5 p.m. Free line dancing lessons.S6 per
person or $10 per couple. The Shell Factory, 2787
N. Tamiami Trail, FortMyers 239-677-9734.
SUNNY JIM, (live music 2 p.m. -5 p.m.
Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Loke Suz).
941-627-3474. Cover charge canned goods and
nonperishable food items.
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.
FOOTBALL TAILGATE PARTY, come
watch yourfavorite team play on one of 10 TVs
at an inside tailgate party. AMVETS Post 312,
Chancellor Blvd., North Port.
BIG SUNDAY BREAKFAST, 9 a.m.
11 a.m. All the bacon, sausage, ham, biscuits and
gravy, potatoes and eggs that you can eat. Along
with free coffee, orange juice and milk for S5.99
donation. Amvets Post 312, 7050 Chancellor Blvd.,
North Port. 941-276-1300.
FARMERS MARKET, 9a.m. -2 p.m. Shop
for vegetables, meats, plants, gifts and more.
When the Market closes at 2 p.m., tours of the gar
dens are available. A $5 suggested donation gets
you a plant to take home. History Park, 501 Shreve
St., Punta Gorda. 941-380-6814.
RESTORATIVE YOGA WORKSHOP,
4 p.m. 6 p.m. $35. The Yog Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan
St., Punta Gorda. 941-505-YOGA.
BIKES AND BLUES rm ij Greq l 3JI
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TRIVIA, 6 p.m. 10 p.m. The End Zone,
2411 S. McCall Rd. Englet tood. 941 473 ZONE.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 6 p.m. cl-ose.
Olde World Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami Trail,
North Port. 941-426-1155.
JOYFUL RINGERS, 4 p.m. 6 p.m. The
Joyful Ringers Handbell Choir invites prospective
bell ringers to join them in their 2013 -14 season.
North Port High School Music Suite, 6400 W. Price
Blvd., North Port. 941-423-0706.
SOUTH OF THE BORDER NIGHT, The
AMVETS Post 312 in North Port will be serving a
south of the border menu from 5 p.m. -7 p.m. A
three-card bingo will be played at 6 30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome. AMVETS Post 312,
Chancellor Blvd., North Port.
NORTH PORT CHORALE REHEARSAL,
6:30 p.m. 9 p.m. A community chorus that resi
dents are invited to join. North Port High School
Music Suite, 6400 W. Price Blvd., North
Port. 941-961-9557.
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MICHAEL HIRST, (live music), 5 p n -
7 p n, Fishermen's Village, 1200W. Retta
Esplanade, Punito Gordlo.
DUAL-SAX RON AND THE HOR-
NETS, (jazz), 5 30 p.m.-8 30 p.m. Allegro Bistro,
1740 E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941- 484 -1889.
VENETIAN HARMONY CHORUS,
6 30 p.m. Join the Venetian Harmony Chorus on
Monday nights for practice and fun at United
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941-480-1480.
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* TUESDAY

FREE BLUEGRASS MUSIC, 6 p.m.-
8 p.m. Weather permitting, bring lawn chairs,
flashlights and coolers. Bay Heights Park,
1000 S. Indiana Ave., Engle\.oold.
CHRISTMAS SINGALONG, 7 p.m.
Music and entertainment provided by The Little
Band of Writers. Historic Green Street Church, 416
W. Green St., Engle i ood. 941-474-3764.
KARAOKE WITH BILL AND
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TRIVIA, 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Englewoods on
Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Entglei toold.
941-475-7501.
OPEN MIC NIGHT, 6 p.m. Lake View
Restaurant, 5605 S. McCall Road, Port
Chorlotte. 941-697-9200.
OPEN MIC NIGHT, 8 p.m. 11 p.m. Nemrno's
Sports Cafe at Bowland, 3192 Harbor Blvd.,
Port Chorlotte.
FREETEXAS HOLD'EM POKER,7 p.m.
Porky's Roadhouse, 4300 Kings Highway, Port
Chorlotte. 941-629-2114.
BINGO, 11 a.m. All proceeds benefit
the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition.
Port Charlotte Elks Lodge 2153, 20225
Kemnilworth Blvd., Port Chorlotte 941-
627-4313 ext. 115.

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MOVIES GO


OPENING THIS WEEK


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug I
Runtime: 2 hr. 40 min. I Rated PG-13 fright-
ening images and fantasy action violence.
Having survived the first part of their unsettling
journey, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and his
companions (lan McKellen, Richard Armitage)


continue east. More dangers await them, including
the skin-changer Beorn and the giant spiders
of Milkwood. After escaping capture by the
dangerous Wood Elves, Bilbo and the dwarves
journey to Lake-town and, finally, to the Lonely
Mountain, where they face the greatest danger
of all: the fearsome dragon Smaug (Benedict
Cumberbatch).
Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas 11 hr. 45 min.


Rated PG-13 for crude humor, sexual references
and language.
Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay
her daughter a surprise visit in the country for
Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they'll
find when they arrive. As the small, rural town
prepares for its annual Christmas Jubilee, new
secrets are revealed and old relationships are
tested while Madea dishes her own brand of
Christmas Spirit to all.

OTHER MOVIES PLAYING THIS WEEK

Out of the Furnace I Runtime: 1 hr. 56 min.
Rated R for strong violence, language and
drug content.
From Scott Cooper, the critically acclaimed
writer and director of"Crazy Heart;' comes a
gripping and gritty drama about family, fate,
circumstance and justice. Russell Baze (Christian
Bale) has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue
collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares
for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell's


brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) returns home
from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one
of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast
and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to
crack the case, so with nothing left to lose -
Russell takes matters into his own hands, putting
his life on the line to seek justice for his brother.
The impressive cast of Christian Bale and Woody
Harrelson are rounded out by Casey Affleck, Forest
Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Zoe Saldana and Sam
Shepard.
Black Nativity I Runtime: 1 hr. 35 min. I
Rated PG for thematic material, language
and a menacing situation.
Langston (Jacob Latimore), a Baltimore teen
raised by a single mother (Jennifer Hudson),
travels to New York City to spend the Christmas
holiday with estranged relatives, the Rev. Cornell
Cobbs (Forest Whitaker) and his wife, Aretha
(Angela Bassett). However, Langston soon finds
that Cobbs has strict rules, and the youth is

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Server Carrie Greus, -Gram Lynne's" son, Rian
Miller. server Monica Zinn, and owner"Gram"
Lynne Miller proudly display two of the Gram
Cracker Cafe's famous pies.


Gram Cracker Cafe is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for lunch. It is
located at 3031A Placida Road in Englewood.


It's Gram & Cracker at the Gram Cracker Cafe


By CHRIS KOURAPIS
SUN CORRESPONDENT
No, the name of the restaurant on Placida
Road in Englewood is not Graham Cracker Cafe.
The Gram stands for "Gram" as in grand-
mother, and the "Cracker" is for Florida cracker, a
name often associated with those who were born
and raised in Florida.
The Gram Cracker Cafe is a great place for
diners to enjoy tasty homemade meals and
desserts. "Gram" Lynne Miller does all the cooking
and baking. Husband, Steve, a Florida Cracker,
helps out as needed, as does her son, Rian.
Customer Barbara Gschwend loves the Gram


Cracker Cafe and says"the pies and bread
puddings are to die for." She often orders home-
made soup and a ham salad sandwich for lunch.
Regular customer, Mr. Parker, usually orders
vegetable quiche for lunch, or "whatever my wife
is in the mood for," he says. He, too, raves about
Lynne's specialty pies.
When asked how she learned to bake pies,
Lynne says she"learned through trial and error."
"If the filling doesn't spill over, it's not done. For
Thanksgiving I baked over 75 pies and delivered a
number of dinners, including a Thanksgiving dinner
with all the trimmings for a group of 25;' Lynn added.
Popular pies all year long include:


4:00 pm
Worship and Candlelight Service for all ages,
especially those with Children.
7:00 pm
Contemporary Worship and Candlelight Service.
Music of The Praise Band.

10:00 Pat
Traditional Worship Service and Candlelight
Service with Holy Communion
and Music of the Chancel Choir.
Nursery care provided
at each service -
Holy Communion will be offered
from 5-7 pm and 8-9 pm in the
Sanctuary as well as the Traditional
Worship senrice at 10:00pm


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507 W. Marion Ave.
Punta Gorda
(941) 639-3842
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cherry, apple, blueberry, and
ch,:,:lale (reami. For the holidays
pumpkin, of c(:,turse, is a 1avorile,
along with rhubarb, pecan and
imnlll(e. (Cusllomners on, special diets
will be happy to: learn that gluten
free and sugar iree pies are also
sold at the Grami Cracker (Cafe.
But Lynne doesn't just bake pies.
She furnishes custom -made cakes to the
Southwest Bea(h Restaurant in Booa Grande and
sells banana cake with cream cheese icing, carrot
cake, and assorted cupcakes at her Cafe.
She also offers small party catering for lun-
cheons or dinners, and if customers crave cakes,
pies or c(:o:kies, they may order them in advance
or before 9 a.111. for afternoon pickup.
The menu at Grami Cracker (Cafe is (onstantly
changing. One can always count o ,1n pot1 pies;
Caesar, Greek, Southwest, chef, or house salads;
chicken or tuna salads; turkey, Caesar salad or
ham wraps; and fish and Cuban sandwiches.
They regularly o:tier cold sandwiches o:n assor ted
breads with chips and a pickle, but customerss who:
enjo,:y ren(h fries may order the clami strip basket,
specialty burgers, or the grilled Reuben with Swiss


cheese, kraut, and Thousand Island dressing.
Server Monica Zinn, a loInglime friend who
worked with Lynne at the Englewood Elks Lodge,
knows that Lynne is happiest when she's adding
new entrees tI:, the menu, s,: in addition 11o the
above, she'll s:oo:n be offeringg meat ,:r vegetable
lasagna, meatloaf, chicken Alfredo :or Marsala
over linguine, shepherd's pie, and beef stroga-
n1:,fr over egg n,:,:dles.
According tI:, Zinn, the Cafe sells between
40-60 quiche servings a day.
The Gram Cracker Cafe is open fromiI 11 a.m.
to: 3 p.m. Monday lhro:ugh Saturday. It is located
at 3031 A Placida Road, Englewood. For special
orders ,:r lakeo:ul, call 9411-697-2700.


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By DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT
Luca Cassani and Antonio Pariano's restaurant,
Cassariano Italian Eatery, may have changed
locations in the past year, but apparently all of its
previous clientele remain fans of the contemporary
Italian-style eatery. Of course, it did move only
two doors down from its previous Venice Avenue
location.
The new space is about a thousand feet larger
and includes a bar and a private dining room, which
can seat about 45-50 diners for private functions.
Hall & Anderson, PA attorney Wayne Hall
and his wife Karen used to dine on occasion at
Cassariano when it was in the old space, but Hall
says he much prefers the size of the new version
of the restaurant.
"We didn't go there very often before, because
it was small and was always so crowded," Hall said.
"I need some space around me I'm a big guy."
But even though the restaurant gained more
space, they did not lose what they are best
known for their deliciously authentic Italian
food. April Mielchen, who works at Cassariano,
had a difficult time naming even just a couple of
guest favorites on the menu.
"Our veal is the best in town and we have a
wonderful polenta chicken with a gorgonzola sauce
that is gluten-free;' she said. "The salmon and tuna
are phenomenal and all the raviolis are delicious."
Hall admitted that he has actually liked
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"For the appetizer, we had the Antipasto di
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sauce with sliced potatoes, and I had the veal
ravioli Marsala, which was excellent."
Mielchen says that the restaurant gets fresh
fish in every other day, and great care is taken to
make sure every dish served lives up to their high
standards.
"We try to use as many organic ingredients as
we can," she said. "We get the best quality foods
we possibly can even the chocolate we serve
is the best chocolate. And our portions are big;
most people go home with leftovers."
With friendly staff, genuine Italian food and
its new spacious digs, Hall says that he and his
wife plan to go enjoy Cassariano's even more
often now.
"The newly remodeled Cassariano is very
tasteful and charming," he said. "It's unique and
doesn't have the feel of a chain restaurant. They
recognize you and make you feel at home instead
of feeling like a number."
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to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m.
to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 5 to
10 p.m. Sunday. It is at 313 West Venice Ave.,
on the Island. For more information, visit the
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unwilling to follow them. Instead, he sets out on a
return journey to his mother and finds the value of
faith, healing and family along the way.
Frozen I Runtime not stated. I Rating not
stated.
In "Frozen'"fearless optimist Anna (voice of'Kristen
Bell') teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff
(voice of'Jonathan Groff') and his loyal reindeer
Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like
conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman
named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa (voice
of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the
kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering
Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious
snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the
elements in a race to save the kingdom.
Homefront I Runtime: 1 hr. 40 min. I Rated
R for strong violence, pervasive language,


drug content and brief sexuality.
Hoping to escape his troubled past, former DEA
agent Phil Broker (Jason Statham) moves to a
seemingly quiet backwater town in the bayou with
his daughter. However, he finds anything but quiet
there, for the town is riddled with an underbelly
of drugs and violence. When sociopathic druglord
Gator Bodine (James Franco) puts Broker and his
young daughter in harm's way, Broker is forced
back into action to save her and their new home.
Based on a novel by Chuck Logan.
Delivery Man I Runtime: 1 hr. 45 min.
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual
content, some drug material, brief violence
and language.
Amiable slacker David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn)
drives a delivery truck for his family's company
and is content with a life of mediocrity. However,
when he learns that he is the biological father
of more than 500 offspring and many of them
are suing to learn his identity, he decides to hold
himself accountable for his actions. He finds some


:,[ his progeny jnd becomes involved in their lives,
however, when Davids girlfriend announces her
pregnancy, she keeps her e pectjtions low
Hunger Games: Catching Fire I Runtime:
2 hr. 26 min. I Rated PG-13 for intense
sequences of violence and action, some
frightening images, thematic elements, a
suggestive situation and language.
Ihe Hunger Gamies Catching Fire begins as
Katniss Everdeen has returned home saje ter
winning the 7Ith Annual Hunger Gamies along with
fellow tribute Feeta Mellark Winning means that
they must turn around and leave their fjily and
close friends, embarking o:n a Victor s Tour of the
districts Along the way Katniss senses that a rebel-
lion is sinmmnering, but the Capitol is still very much in
control as President Snow prepares the ;th Annual
Hunger Gaines (The Quarter Quell a competition
that could change Panenm forever
The Best Man Holiday I Runtime: 2 hr.
2 min. I Rated R for brief nudity, sexual
content and language.


After nearly 15 years apart, Taye Diggs (televi-
sions Private Practice), Ilija L:ong (Soul F:oo:d), Morris
Chestnut (Kick-Ass 2), Harold Perrineau (Zero Dark
Thirty), Terrence Howard (Hustle t Flow), Sjnaajj
Lajthan iContagi:in), Monica Cjalhoun (Love t
Basketball), Melissa De So:usa Miss Congenijality)
and Regina Hall (Scary Movie franchise) reprise their
career-launching roles in The Best Man Holiday, the
long-awvvjited neIt chapter to the him that ushered
in a new era o cO:mnedy When the college friends
hnally reunite over the Christmas holidays, they
will discover just how easy it is for l:ong-forgottlen
rivalries ajnd r:'malnces )o be ignited
Thor: The Dark World I Runtime: 1 hr.
51 min. I Rated PG-13 for some suggestive
content and intense Sci-Fi Action/Violence
Marvels Tho:r The Dark World continues the
big-screen adventures or Thor, the Mighty Avenger,
as he battles to: save Earth jnd all the lime PRealims
froni a shadowy enemy that predates the universe
itself In the atermath of Marvels Tho:r and
Mar vel s The Avengers, Tho:r rights to: restore order


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across the cosmos ... but an ancient race led
by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge
the universe back into darkness. Faced with an
enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot with-
stand, Thor must embark on his most perilous
and personal journey yet, one that will reunite
him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice
everything to save us all.
Enders Game I Runtime: 1 hr. 54 min.
Rated PG-13 for thematic material, some
violence and sci-fi action.
In the near future, a hostile alien race has
attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics
of International Fleet Commander Mazer
Rackham, all would have been lost. In prepa-
ration for the next attack, the highly esteemed
Colonel Hyrum Graff and the International Mili-
tary are training only the best young minds to
find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin, a shy but
strategically brilliant young leader, is recruited
to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender


quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult
challenges and simulations, distinguishing
himself and winning respect amongst his peers.
Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military's
next great hope, resulting in his promotion
to Command School. Once there, he's trained
by Mazer Rackham himself to lead his fellow
soldiers into an epic battle that will determine
the future of Earth and save the human race.
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Tinly tots and their families will want to assemble
early on Dec. 14 on Dearborn Street in Englewoo:d.
SMarting at 35 p.ll. they (311an epect t:, be
treated t:o free hot (chocolate, cokies, ice co:nes,
face painting, candy treats and balloons courtesy
of Mango Bistro, Arts Alliance :of Lemon Bay,
Bobarinos Pizza, Blue Pineapple, and a host of
merchants belonging t,: OEVA (Olde Englewood
Village Association).
At 5:30 students from the Terra IJkiole
Academy will begin caroling around a Christmas
tree at Pioneer Park. OEVA merchants have
donated four gift baskets for a raffle costing 51
each or 6 tickets :for 55. At Vino L:co, baskets will
be displayed, and the lucky winner, who: must be
present to: win, will be chosen at 645.
1Two, bicycles, 'one for a bo'y and ,one for a girl,
have been donated by Mango Bistro and Dearbo:rn
Street Jewelry and Repairs. Tickets tI: win bicycles
are free for children, and that drawing will take
place at Pioneer Park at 730 p.m.
Deborah Marks, :of the Englewood (RA
(Co:minllullity Redevelopientl Aulthority) who also
assists in planning Magical Iligh t on Dearborn,
has been wishing for lTamingos instead :of
reindeer for' years, and Slephanie Borchard, Arts
Alliance :of Lemon Bay President and her team :iof
talented artists have helped to make that dream
o'mle Irutle.
Diane Davidson, Deb Bailey, Marsha Banas, Lee
Sullenberger and I'hichol Moranda have created
8-footl-tall rlamingos that will pull Santa's


sleigh along the Dearbo:rn Streel parade roule I:to
Pioneer Park.
"Dearbo:rn Street will once again be blocked
o:f forr two bl,:cks from Mang,:, I,: Cedar Street,"
said parade o:rganizer, Debra Mosley. "We expect
12-15 l[Toats or walkers to join the parade that
begins at 615 p.m."
Lynda LaPlante, owner : of Paws n Claws, will
again lead the march along with about 40-50
d:oggies and pet owners in holiday costumine. The
parade ends at Pioneer Park, where Camille Hudson,
lead vo:calist for Intuit, a jazz quartet per forminig fo:r
the evening at Mango Bistro, will sing Christmas-
inspired music during the tree lighting.
After the parade, parents are encouraged tI:
take pictures :of their children with Santa at the
park. At 7-15, FAME (Friends for the Advancement
of Musical Educaltion) will :ofIfer a free movie at
Pioneer Park, and there will be hot dogs, so:das,
and other o(ncessio'ns for sale. The movie offers a
positive message, as the main c(haracder struggles
to give tip his old behavior patterns.
Movie-goers should bring along chairs or
blankets. The movie is free, and proceeds for the
sale :of refreshments will help FAME purchase
inusical inslrinrenils foir area sch:oo:ls.
Pioneer Park is located in Hist,:ric Olde
Englew:ood Village, 305 West Dearbo:rn St.,
in Englewood, adjacent to: the Mango: Bistro
Restaurant where special guest, Richard, from
Richard's Candy Comnpany will be selling fudge,
the perfect Christmas gift and goturime treat.
Call parade planner Debra Mosley at 941-
830-1896 for parade information.


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By DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT
"Christmas through the eyes of a child."
That is what organizers for the 35th annual
Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce
Christmas Parade hope to make happen.
When it comes to enjoying Christmas, no one
does it quite as well as a child.
The young and the young at heart gIF1YU(
always have a good time at this
particular parade, which makes its WHA: The C
way at noon on Saturday, Dec. 14, Chmro| C
through downtown Punta Gorda. Cista a
Beverly Parkinson, who works allajlngT
with the Charlotte County Chamber, owinwnL
says that patriotic organizations will WHJENlt'
be well-represented at the event. beg nnling
"We have the color guard from liNORMTU
the US Paratroopers Port Charlotte ch to
coming," she said, adding that "the
Military Heritage Museum will be riding in a really
big hearse."
This year's Grand Marshall is Michele Valencourt,
who is scheduled to retire from her executive
director position at the Visual Arts Center at the
beginning of the year. The parade will include
festive floats and bands from Charlotte High
School and Punta Gorda Middle School, so expect
to hear Christmas carols aplenty.
Parkinson said that one thing that will be a
little different this year is that the starting point
for the parade participants has changed location.
"The new staging area will be at CPAC (the
Charlotte Performing Arts Center)," she said. "It
was scheduled to be at the high school."
It's not really that big of a change, since the


two locations actually share a parking lot. After
departure from the CPAC, the parade then heads
north on Taylor Street and winds up at the
Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center. The
judging platform is about halfway through the
route, in front of Centennial Bank.
Awards will be presented to first-, second- and
third-place winners in a variety of
0 categories: Best Float flatbedss or
[I trailers), Best Decorated Car or Pickup
rlotSteCunt y Truck, and Best Marching/Performing
jymerc Unit. The winners will be announced
id and presented with their awards at
aniew the third Wednesday Chamber of
ta Gra Commerce Coffee on Dec. 18.
.ay, Dec.14,l Parkinson said to help the traf-
9--t fic flow surrounding the parade,
:lU Tris.no a one-way shuttle service will be
A t aad. provided for parade participants
from the Charlotte Harbor Event &
Conference Center disbanding area to the staging
area at CPAC.
Parade participants should report to the
staging area according to the following schedule:
Floats flatbedss or trailers): Arrive no later
than 9 a.m.
Cars/pickup trucks: Arrive no later than 10:30 a.m.
Band members: Arrive no later than 11 a.m.
Dignitaries: Arrive no later than 11 a.m.
Marching/performing units/horses: Arrive no
later than 11:15 a.m.
No matter what your age, it's clear that whether
you're in the parade or watching from the side-
walks, you will witness the magic of the holiday
season. Because when it comes down to it, we all
watch Christmas parades through a child's eyes.


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There is just so:nmelhing majestic about a
Chrishnastiine boat parade.
When you see the boats festively decorated,
with the colored lights lwinkling in the water's
reflecli':,n, you realize jusl how special it Is ,:,to
live in a place where that is possible I:, di:,.
Twently-four years ago, that is pretty nllmuch the
thought pr':cess that wentl iniio planning and
implementing the very first Charlotte Harbor
Lighted Boat Parade.
'There were three men and their famiilies -
Tomni Little, Captain Al Ro:gels and lIJ:el Hyde,"
this year's parade chair Do:ug Buuck said. "They
decided that we have such a beautiful body :of
water here that we should decorate the boats
and have a parade."
The body :of water he was speaking of : was
the lovely Charlotte Harbor. This year, the very
popular holiday parade will be held at 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 15.
One of: lhe reasons iI is 5)o well-allended is
that there are so' many vantage po'inlts froi
which :to view it. The parade route slarls al
Edgewaler Lake on the no:rlh side :of the Peace
River and crosses it south, then followss the
shoreline anld drops in on the Isles Yachtl Club and
Fishermen's Village before ending at Laishley
Park Municipal Marina.
'We can put 15 to 20 lholusand people oln the
shoreline (t:o watch)," Buuck said. "We have such
a unique situation here, because the harbor is
two miles ac(ro:ss. Our parade route is a little over


sevelln miles lolng."
II lakes appro':imalely 30 minutes for the
boats to: cross the harbor, which means that the
first parade slop at the Isles Yacht Club will :(tccur
at 6-30 p.mi. That is also where there will be a
private viewing area for abo:ul 150 people. II
costss 5 15 to: gain access : to t he viewing area, but
It is a great place froii which :to view the parade.
"Each boat has a regislrationl: fori with
inflir:rialtilin ab:otl the crew and the boals and
decorations," Buuct(k said. "As each boat (c,:mes by,
the ann,:,uncers talk about them, and if they have
a specific( theme, the ann,:,uncers will talk about
that."
The announcers for this year's parade will be
Seaview 1041.9 radio: personality Charlie Shoe,
Fishermens Village general manager Pattlli Allen,
and president ofl : PG Energy and Design Paul
Mar(cuzzO.
Just before the boats make their way iinto the
Laishley Park Municipal Marina, they IluistI pass
under the U.S. 11 bridge. Because there is 1 not
much clearance under there, the sailboats have
:to go: ahead and turn around before reaching the
marina, but Buucti(k says thal the viewing froi the
top :of the s:outhbo:und U.S. 11 bridge is fantlastic.
When asked :to name a couple of: deco:raled
boats that have really sl:too:d :out foi kr him :ver
the years, Buuc(k, without hesitlation, said that
original b:oal parade founder IJ:,el Hyde's b,:,oal
Kisnmel is year-after-year a show stopper.
"He has a huge Christmas tree that stands up
to 1: 0 feet tall," he said. "His is one :of the iio:sl
unique boals in our parade."


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By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR


Following the opening of"Peter Pan" in Stone
Hall and"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"in the
Bradenton Kiwanis Theater comes"A Ditchfield
Family Christmas.":'
Both venues are in the new Manatee
Performing Arts Center, home of Manatee
Players, in Bradenton.
The family concert featuring traditional and
contemporary Christmas music will begin at
2p.m., Dec. 18 in Stone Hall.
Long a holiday tradition along the Cultural
Coast, the family includes children and some


spouses who sing a capella. They are led by
parents Stephen and Bernice.
"As a family, we spend a lot of time together,";'
they said in a release. "We travel together, we
sing together, we eat together, we laugh and cry
together. But of all the times and experiences we've
been blessed to share with each other, there is none
more special to us than being together at Christmas.":'
Initial concerts by the group were built around
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students, teachers and adults. Order by phone
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your lavorfle movie, Broadway and
Christmas tunes during a special tribute
on Tuesday, De(. 17, at Visani Theater.
LoMonjilo was boIrn in sunny
Sicijh in BeIIa Ilaia. He is n a(om-
plished singer and songwriter who
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your favorite movie, Broadway and Christmas tunes during a
special tribute on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Visani Theater.


[vitLa, Phanito:i of the Opera, Jesus
Christ Superstalr and rrlanly others.
Many specdators say he has a great
voi(e and never fails to make mie cry.
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Wonderettes"is now open and runs through
Sunday, Dec. 22, on Venice Theatre's Pinkerton.
Venice Theatre's production is musically directed
by the award-winning Michelle Kasanofsky. New
York-based director and performer Dennis Clark
returns to the area to stage the show. Local audi-
ences might remember Clark from starring roles in
"Singin'in the Rain"and "The Full Monty'." He also
directed and choreographed Venice Theatre's recent
production of"The Drowsy Chaperone!'
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back to the 1958 Springfield High School prom
during Act I and the 10-year class reunion in Act II.
As the audience learns about the girls' lives and
loves, they are treated to classic song of the '50s and
'60s such as"Lollipop;"Dream Lover,"Stupid Cupid',"
"Lipstick on Your Collar;"Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,"
"It's My Party;'and over 20 other classic hits.
"I couldn't be more excited to return to Venice
Theatre and I love working with four wonderfully
talented ladies on a show full of so many all-time


favorite songs;'Clark said.
The Associated Press said the
fun never stops"during this must-
take musical trip down memi:,ry
lane and the Los Angeles Times
called "The Marvelous Wonderettes.
"deliciously enjoyable wildly
entertaining froth'."
Sarasota Magazine theater
critic Kay Kipling reviewed
the show when it played
locally a few years
ago, describing it as
"frequently bouncy
and always good fun."
Evening perfor-
mances of this fun-filled
jukebox musical are at
8 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday, and 2 p.m.
Sunday. Tickets are
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$10-$15 for students,
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phone at 941-488-
1115, or in person at
140 W. Tampa Ave.,
on the Island, in
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One of the best holiday bargains in town is
the chance to tour Ca'd'Zan, the former home of
John and Mable Ringling, at a bargain price.
Each Thursday, the John and Mable Museum
of Art, is open for Art After Five. Admission to the
museum is slashed from $25 to $10 for adults
and $5 for children.
Now through Dec. 26, there are major not-to-
be-missed holiday bonuses at the 5 p.m. to
8 p.m. Thursday night event.
The biggest bonus of all is the chance to see
Ca'd'Zan dressed to the nines in holiday finery.
There are garlands on banisters and balustrades,
wreaths on doors and a stunning 10-foot-tall
holiday tree, which is filled with hand-blown
glass ornaments, including several green glass
pickles. The pickles pay homage to John's German
ancestors. It is a German holiday tradition to
have a pickle on the Christmas tree. At Ca' d'Zan,
there are several hand-blown green glass pickles.
Decorative packages surround the tree.
Other ornaments honor the circus founded
by John and his brothers in Baraboo, Wis. John
brought the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and


Bailey Circus to Sarasota in 1927. It remained
there until 1959 when it left its 200-plus acre site
to head to Venice.
But there is more to be see throughout the
entire house at this season. Stunning at any time
with its stained glass windows on the bay, hand-
worked needlepoint chairs, painted ceiling by
artist Willy Pogany in the ballroom and marble
staircase, the home is especially festive for the
winter holidays. Carefully selected volunteers
install and remove the priceless ornaments and
other holiday decorations.
The art museum, which Ringling, as a real
estate mogul, built to lure real estate buyers from
the east coast to Sarasota, opened in 1929. It
too will be open to Thursday night Art After Five
visitors.
Thursday evening, tour the Icons of Style
exhibition in the Ulla R. and Arthur F. Searing
wing of the art museum and at 7 p.m. composer/
pianist Lera Auerbach will share film excerpts of
her work in the Historic Asolo Theater.
On Dec. 19, the theme will beYesterdayze,
featuring dance music on the Bolger Campiello,
with a cash bar and food available for purchase.
The Bolger Campiello is immediately south of
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sit and enjoy the sunset on Sarasota Bay
But then so is the terrace behind Ca d Zan.
Ca' d'Zan also will be open for Ar After
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on its website.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum
of Art is at 5401 Bay Shore Road,
Sarasota, across from the Florida State
University Center for the Performing
Arts, home of the Asolo Rep Company.
Regular admission to the museum
complex is $25 for adults, with discounts for
students with ID. Each Monday, admission is free
to the art museum alone. Admission to Art After
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'The Flashbacks' entertain with classic hits from the past


EIi'-. December 11 17,2013


By SHIRLEY GEORGE
SUN CORRESPONDENT
When Sonny and Sabella Gioia got together
18 years ago, and married five years later,
neither one of them knew the other was
musical. But they soon learned that their
beautiful voices blended, accomplishing perfect
harmony on and off stage.
For 15 years, the duo has been rockin' houses,
singing tribute songs from the '50s, '60s, '70s,
and Motown. Known as"The Flashbacks'," Sonny
and Sable (Sabella's nickname) indeed take
audiences back with their immense ability to
perform a vast variety of about 1,200 songs.
Their goal is to have the best sound possible
that is accomplished using the best of today's
technologies, orchestrated and musically
arranged through the keyboard by Sable, giving
a full-band sound.
Among their repertoire of songs are tributes
to legendary artists such as Frankie Valli, Bob
Dylan, Little Anthony, Gary Puckett, Leon
Redbone, Tony Bennett,
Billy Joel, Elton
John, Platters,
Supremes, and
many more.


According to the duo's
website, "If you like
your entertainment
straight up -
no painted
faces, no
acrobats,
no mime
-just
pure talent
performing
unfor-
gettable
music, vocal
impersonations
and slight comedy,
The Flashbacks is
the one show you must
see. We cater to requests playing
people's favorite songs to listen to, dine to,
and dance to."
"A full musical sound is important to me.
I like having the same perfect sound as you
originally heard on the radio, and I enjoy
seeing people's faces when I sing songs they
can relate to, and 'flashback'to yesterday',"
Sonny said.


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Sonny and Sabella Gioia
have been rockin'
houses, singing
tribute songs
from the '50s,
'60s,'70s, and
Motown for
15 years.
Sonny had
a near-fatal
accident
where a head
injury caused
S him to lose all
memory of lyrics
and playing music
but he overcame it and
learned it all over again.


Born in New Jersey, Sonny moved to
Cleveland, Ohio, in 1959. He first appeared on
stage at the age of 12.
"After hearing all of the applause, I was
hooked,' he said.
Sonny performed as the lead singer in three
of his own bands in Cleveland during the
'60s. His band "Sands of Time"opened up for
such acts as "Terry Knight and the Pack'," later
known as"Grand Funk Railroad,"and P.F. Sloan
who wrote such hits as "Eve of Destruction',"
and "Secret Agent Man."
Sonny dropped out of the music industry to
raise a family, and was a successful business
owner for more than four decades. After
re-entering the music field, he decided he
didn't want a large band as he once had
because although they provide great sound,
"the downside is dealing with all of the
band members, personalities, mood swings,
personal problems, and scheduling conflicts."
"It took some real convincing on
my behalf to get Sable involved '
in music again. But it has
certainly paid off. I could not
have chosen a better musical
partner," Sonny said. ,--


Born and raised in Cleveland, Sable played
several musical instruments and :took ballet,
tap and jazz lessons. She aspired to: be a ball-
room dancer, but she pursued other careers.
A miakeutp artist by trade, Sable enjoyed
several other career choices including retail,
tax eaininer with the IRS and even owned anl
image coinstiltant studio. She also worked inI
the building industry, where she met and fell
in love with Sonny.
In 1997, the couple wanted I: to fulfill their
dream :4 living in the paradise :4 of Florida.
Butl Sonny had a near-fatal accident, and
sustained a serious brain injury.
Although we downplayed Sonnly s head
injury, It was so5' severe he lost all meminory o:f
lyrics and playing music. He had to, learn all
over again, and he did, Sable said. We finally
moved Ito Florida in 1999, and were married
on Blind Pass Beach in Manasola Key:
The couple fell in Ilove with Port Charlotte
where they boughl an as is house.
We were known as the crazy couple who:
bo:ughl the nasty yellow house. It was m,:re
filing than we anliipaled, Sable said. We
planned : to f. iti up, stay a few years, sell It,
and build our dream house, but 15 years later,
we re still here because we love the area:
The couples coinbined faimlily consists ,:f a
son, who lives inI Tampa, a daughter, who lives
in Cleveland, eight grandchildren, and three
great-grandchildren. They spend every August
in Cleveland visiting with family.
In addition tII mIanly local gigs, the dluo has
perforirmed inI variolts venues ini Ohio and at
Bally s in Las Vegas. Upcolinng performances
will be at VelI(e American Legion Post 159,
Allegro Bistro, alnd St:lh Veni(e Yachl Club inI
Venice, Blue Lag,:,on ilI Eniglew::ood. R,:,tl:nda
Amierican Legion :113 in R,:olonlda, and
Elks Lodge in Sarasola.
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.ey all hawalk you also have the option of a pull cart or a
motorized cart. Blue Heron Pines is semi-private,
offering both memberships at very reasonable rates and
pay-as-you-go daily fees.
"It's a really great course with a lot of character,"
Said Matt Licata, Head Professional. "It may be a shorter course but you can definitely tell every hole apart.
They all have something unique to them and their surroundings."
The pro shop at Blue Heron Pines is fully stocked with several brands of apparel and equipment. They also
offer a full service snack bar with a varied menu. They have three beers on tap, Several different wines and
wine coolers, a soda fountain, and sports drinks. They have hot dogs, popcorn, personal pizzas, soft pretzels,
and several different hot specials ranging from meatball subs to pulled pork sandwiches.
Blue Heron Pines sits in the midst of a community by the same name. The community there is very close,
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South County Jazz Club


presents Glenridge concerts


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
News that the South County Jazz Club is
adding a series is still more proof of the
popularity of jazz along the Cultural Coast.
The club will add a five-concert series at the
260-seat Glenridge Performing Arts Center.
Acoustically one of the best venues for
music and live theater, the Glenridge is easily
accessible off Interstate 75 by taking Exit 205,
which is Clark Road in Sarasota.
The series begins at 8 p.m. Dec. 13 with Nate
Najar's Jazz Holiday featuring special guest jazz
guitarist Harry Allen, who has more than 20
albums and has performed across America and
internationally.
Guitarist Larry Coryell follows at 8 p.m. Jan. 11.
In a release from the club, Coryell is described as
"the most innovative and original guitarist since
Charlie Christian," according to Whitney Balliett.
Cynthia Sayer & Her Hot Jazz Trio have been
booked for concerts at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 and at 2 p.m.
Jan. 19. Sayer sings and plays the four-string banjo.
She and her group perform classics, hot jazz and
tango. Performing with her will be clarinet player
Allan Vache and Jay Mueller on string bass on
Jan. 18 with Don Mopsick on bass on Jan. 19.


The star of public radio's Riverwalk Jazz
show, the Jim Cullen Jazz Band, will play at the
Glenridge at 8 p.m. on March 15. According to
a release, the band will play the sounds of Jelly
Roll Morton, Original Dixieland Jazz Band, New
Orleans Rhythm Kings, King Oliver Creole Jazz Band,
Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and will have a
heavy emphasis on Bix Beiderbecke and Hoagy
Carmichael. The band has played at Carnegie Hall,
the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap and major festivals.
Closing out the series at 8 p.m. April 5 is jazz
guitarist Howard Alden who plays a seven-string
guitar and has performed with Woody Herman
and Dick Hyman to name a few. Performing
with him will be jazz pianist Lenore Raphael.
The Glenridge is at 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota.
For tickets, call 941-552-5325 or visit GPACtix.com.
The club has plans for at least 17 week-day
afternoon concerts at the Venice and Englewood
art centers during the coming season. Admission
to those concerts is $5 per person for members
and $10 for nonmembers. Membership in the
South County Jazz Club is $25 per year.
The club also is planning a free Christmas
concert for Dec. 22 at the Venice gazebo.
For additional information, visit
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Top of Billboard Chart
on December 11

'60s
1963 "Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes
1965 -"Turn, Turn, Turn (To Everything There is a Season)" by the Byrds

'70s
1970 -"I Think I Love You" by the Partridge Family
1979-"Babe" by Styx

'80s
1982 -"Mickey" by Toni Basil
1988 "Look Away" by Chicago

One Hit And That Was It
More songs by artists who reached the Billboard top 40 only once.
1960s: "Alley-Oop" (The Hollywood Argyles, 1960), "The Stripper" (David Rose &
His Orchestra, 1962), "Talk To Me" (Sunny & the Sunglows, 1963),
"Everyone's Gone to the Moon" (Jonathan King, 1965), "Barefootin" (Robert Parker,
1966) "Black is Black" (Los Bravos, 1967), "Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips With Me" (Tiny
Tim, 1968), "Color Him Father" (The Winstons, 1969)
1970s: "Montego Bay" (Bobby Bloom, 1970), "Put Your Hand in the Hand"
(Ocean, 1971), "Joy" (Apollo 100, 1972), "Midnight Rider" (Gregg AlIlman, 1974),
"Love Won't Let Me Wait" (Major Harris, 1975), "Fooled Around and
Fell in Love"(Elvin Bishop, 1976), "Cat Scratch Fever" (Ted Nugent, 1977),
"Emotion" (Samantha Sang, 1978)
1980s: "Sausalito Summer Night" (Diesel, 1981), "Genius at Love" (Tom Tom
Club, 1982), "She Blinded Me With Science" (Thomas Dolby, 1983),
"My Ever Changing Moods" (Style Council, 1984), "Turn Up the Radio"
(Autograph, 1985), "Serious" (Donna Allen, 1987), "Tomorrow People"
(Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers, 1988).


Last week, this musical trivia question was asked:
Can you the name the lead singers of these'60s pop/rock bands?
The Playboys, The Shondells, The Union Gap and The Lovin'Spoonful.
Answer: (in order) Gary Lewis, Tommy James, Gary Puckett & John Sebastian.
The first reader to name all four correctly was
Nadine Kubisch of Englewood.

This Week's Question: Name the Texas rock band, very popular in the'70s and'80s,
who once appeared on "The Tonight Show"with a bearded Johnny Carson.

Ifyou thinkyou have the right answer, email it to upbeat@sun-herald.com no later than
noon this Friday, and we'll publish your name as the winner with the correct answer in next
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Area singers perform Handel's

Christmas season classic'Messiah'


By SHIRLEY GEORGE
SUN CORRESPONDENT
George Frederick Handel's"Messiah"will
be performed by singers from several area
Lutheran churches at 7 p.m. on Saturday,
Dec. 14, at the Charlotte County Cultural
Center Theater, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
The choir will be conducted by John J.
Johnson, musical director at Hope Lutheran
Church in Gulf Cove, sponsor of the event.
"The Messiah is one of the most important






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Christ, and is a Christmas season classic,"
Johnson said.
Kimberly Compos will be the soprano
soloist, Melissa Cripps will sing the alto arias,
Jeff Sadler will sing the tenor solo, and Brent
Campos will sing the bass arias. Ralph De
Desare will be the piano accompanist.
The choir includes members of the Port
Charlotte High School under the direction
of Michelle Kavonofsky. Also appearing on
the evening's program will be the Kingsway
Elementary choir, directed by John Jordan, and
a brass quintet from L.A. Ainger Middle School
utinder the direction of Tim Ostrow.
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and Salurday, Dec. 13 and 14.
Audiences will be treated to an inltimantle
evening : of holiday tunes sung by somnle :of Venlice
Theatres mnost talented vocalisIs.
Regular tickel prices for the event are $24 for
adults and 510 for students. However, patrons who
might be struggling financially are invited to Lake
advantage of: a special pay-what-y:'tu-can rate.
We wantl everybody in :tor collunltlll.y to be
able to afford a great Christmas show. We hope
folks will come ,:ut and enjoy the music and
pay whatever amount works for them and Iheir
family, direcd:or Allan Kollar said.
Pay-whalt-you-can tickets are available for
each performance. PatR':,ns must purchase them
at the d:oor": with cash. Any ainounti will be
accepted. The special rate is not available online.


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renditioins ,:, winItertlime favorites old and new.
Traditional s,:ngs and caro:ls like Caro:l :of the Bells,
The First Jl'el and Silent Ilight will be suting
along with lio:,re c',nhtelmp:l'rar y select lions such as
Baby Its ,old Outside, Mary Did You Know and
The Twelve Days Alfter Chrisitmas.
Full-priced tickets are available now at the
theatres b,:\ office at 941-488-1115 : or online at
www.venicestage.com. Holiday gift certificates
are also available in person and over the phone.
Audiences are asked Ito: bring a nonperishable f:od
item I: tothe co:ncer1 I:, help stc,(k loxal food pantries.
Venice Theatre is located at 140 W. Tamipa Ave., on
the island in Venice. Tickets and passes ,for the entire
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BRADENTON $42,500
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ARCADIA $38i,UUU
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includes a 2005 Polar Dynasty 20 w/
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BURNT STORE MARINA $184,900
Marina view condo with 2BR and 2BA
overlooking the North Basin. Turnkey
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Diane Koughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580
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Ground floor 3 bedroom condo fur-
nished turnkey. Freshly painted kitchen
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Diane Koughan 941-661-8580
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ENGLEWOOD $139,999
Newly painted inside & out w/por-
celain tile in wet areas & entrance.
Only 15 minutes to boating and fish-
ing. 3BR/2BA.
Joseph Thompson 941-539-4178
www bhhsflondarealty conm/D5794975


BRADENTON $749,000
Estate home on a large bay w/views of
the Gulf of Mexico. Unique elegant
living spaces create harmony & flow
between home & nature.
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BURNT STORE MARINA $245,000
3/2 with heated pool & spa. New A/C
in 2012, cathedral ceilings in living
room, pocket sliders to lanai, tile
throughout.
Diane Koughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580
www bhhsflondarealtycom /C7036008


CLEARWATER $64,900
Sun-kissed condo in the heart of eve-
rything! 2BR/2BA including assigned
carport and parking. Community pool.
Betty Arnold 941-713-1983
www bhhsflondarealty conm/M5841047






MYAKKA CITY $999,999
Distinctive home in a commanding set-
ting with a private equestrian 55 acre
property. High end elegant living space
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Betty Arnold 941-713-1983
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3/2 with enclosed lanai. Turnkey fur- 2/2 condo w/newly remodeled kitchen
nished w/high ceilings, bright kitchen, & master bath. Enjoy the view from
separate laundry & spacious 2 car our large glassed-in lanai.
garage. Diane Koughan 941-661-8580
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Ground floor 3 bedroom condo, fur-
nished turnkey with 2,000 sq. ft. under
air plus lanai! Updated kitchen with all
new appliances.
Diane Koughan 941-661-8580
www bhhsflondarealty com/C7042520


Delightful home with many updates
including newer A/C (2006) and roof
(2002). Pool home with tiled floors
and partial fenced yard.
Janice Keith 941-468-0808
wwwbhhsfloridarealtycornm/N5780879





MYAKKA CITY $1,899,000
Elegant timber frame home w/bunk
house & 100+ acres. Country living, only
30 mins. from downtown Sarasota, St.
Armands and several beaches!
Betty Arnold 941-713-1983
www bhhsfloridarealty com/M5841325


BURNT STORE MARINA $324,900
Beautifully remodeled ground floor
unit with 3 sided glass enclosed lanai.
Fully furnished.
Diane Koughan 941-661-8580
www bhhsflondarealty com/C7032131


iNtjLiWUuD $14y,yyy
Great canal home with 3BR + den. Lg.
kitchen, living room & oversized fam-
ily room. 2167 sq. ft. of living space.
Saltwater paradise!
Joe Thompson 941-539-4178
www bhhsflondarealty com/D5787706





NORTH PORT $59,900
2BR/2BA home lovingly cared for and
ready for its next owner. The exterior
of this home is neat, warm and invit-
ing.
Pamela Copeland 941-716-2644
www bhhsflondarealty com/N5782039


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NORTH PORT $67,900 NORTH PORT $179,800
3 acre parcel nestled amidst subtropical Just Reduced! Experience nature w/
splendor! Native trees enhance this this 3.07 acre parcel. Survey avail-
upland property. Bring your horses too! able. Build your dream home envel-
Lois Koza 91-68-93 oped by nature.
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PARRISH $489,000 PLACIDA $349,900
Located in a 24 hour gated enclave along Panoramic views from your family rm,
the Myakka River this home has a heated kitchen and lanai. New Stainless steel
pool and spa, fireplace and den/office, appliances & expansive granite count-
ers in kitchen.
Betty Arnold 941-713-1983 John Chabra & Dave Hoffa 941-223-2137
www bhhsflondarealty com/M5840846 wwwbhhsfloridarealty cornm/D5792328


2/1 well kept home with screened
room off kitchen. Enclosed laundry
room & storage shed. Fruit trees &
tropical plants in backyard.
John Meyers 574-274-4639
www bhhsfloridarealty com/N5781072






PLACIDA $389,000
2/2 condo w/ extra room for an office
or 3rd bedroom & 3 car attached
garage. Overlooks the basin & Placida
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Beautifully maintained 3/2/2 pool
home with upgrades galore! Oversized
comer lot w/beautiful manicured
grounds.
Rosanne Linders 941-809-2053
www bhhsflondarealty com/C7047764


PORT C H ARLOTTE $99,000
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
www bhhsflondarealty com/C7042990
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Lots of new in this 3/1, including roof,
electrical panels, appliances counter-
tops, carpet, 6' privacy fence & more!
Large pool w/huge deck.
Honey Isham 239-246-1705
www bhhsflondarealty com/C7048608


Warm & inviting 3/2/2 with split floor
plan, spacious kitchen w/breakfast
nook, overhead storage in garage &
much more. Priced to sell!
Rosanne Linders 941-809-2053


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3/2 pool home on three lots with
detached garage for your workshop!
Home offers family room, formal liv-
ing room and dining room.
Nancy Bell 941-380-3630
www bhhsflondarealtycom/C7048454
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Prime lakefront lot in Burnt Store
Lakes community. Tip lot with 158' on
the water. Perfect for your new home.
Tom Mattas 941-205-2102
www bhhsflondarealty com/C7047149






PUNTA GORDA $128,000
Buildable lot in the Historic District.
Can be used for multi-family or single
family use.
Nancy Bell 941-380-3630
www bhhsflondarealty com/C7042586


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Features formal living room, dining
room, & spiral stairs to a loft that over-
looks the pool & lake.
Tom Mattas 941-205-2102
wwwbhhs com/C7045151





PUNTA GORDA $69,000
Affordable waterfront lot in Riviera
Lagoons offering boating and fishing
opportunities. 10 minutes to Charlotte
Harbor.
Leo Roberts 941-916-0598
www bhhsflondarealtvcom/C7048791


PUNTA GORDA $129,000
1st floor 2/2 unit, furnished. Located
on saltwater canal w/ quick boating
access to the Harbor & Gulf from your
own dock...at your back door.
Leo Roberts 941-916-0598
wwwbhhflnd0r4Hltv ,m/C7047068


Waterfront oversized comer lot in
Burnt Store Lakes. The time has never
been better to invest in your future!
Buy now & build later!
Carol Gershowitz 941-875-3775
www bhhsflondareality corm/C6998516





PUNTA GORDA $110,000
Brand new, never lived in and fur-
nished for your convenience! 2/2 in
55+ community of Windmill Village
w/ covered carport.
Leo Roberts 941-916-0598
www bhhsflondarealtv com/C7047744


PUNTA GORDA $135,000
20 acres of secluded paradise. 200ft
deep well and electric on this partially
wooded property. Ideal for cattle,
horses, & all your recreational needs.
Carol Wade 941-585-9599
www bhhsflondarealtv com/C7031518


FUN'INA GOURDA $1ZO,000
Beautiful acreage for your dream
home. Enjoy country living at its best
in an area of estate homes.
Carol Wade 941-585-9599
www bhhsflondarealty com/C7034853


PUNTA GORDA $138,900
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Leo Roberts/Carol Gershowitz 941-916-0598
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Exceptional salt waterfront lot with 81
ft of concrete seawall in Burnt Store
Isles. Sailboat access to the Harbor and
the Gulf.
Maurie Woosley 941-628-1822
wwwbhsflondarealtycom/C7045964





PUNTA GORDA $205,000
3/2 tastefully decorated with lots of
tile, volume ceilings, crown molding &
more. Solid wood cabinets in kitchen
w/ granite countertops.
Carol Wade 941-585-9599
www bhhsflondarealty com/C7037705


PUNTA GORDA $189,000 PUNTA GORDA $189,500
Affordable waterfront in Pelican Pointe. Lakefront 3/2 home in Rio Villa Lakes.
2BR/2BA home with spacious Florida 55+ private-gated community with
room. Multi level deck & gazebo w/ pool, tennis court, clubhouse & fitness
spa/hot tub installed in the floor, center
Leo Roberts 941-916-0598 Leo Roberts 941-916-0598
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PUNTA GORDA $249,000
Double front doors open to reveal a 3/2/2
updated home with split floor plan.
Skylights for natural lighting, a fenced
backyard, & heated pool add to the appeal.
Maurie Woosley 941-628-1822


A boater's dream! 3 mins to the Peace
River, this oversized saltwater front lot
has a concrete seawall & fill. City
water & electric is right there!
Lois Kozak 941-468-2973
wwwbhhsfloridarealtvcoln/C7043966 I


PUNTA GORDA $289,000 PUNTA GORDA $450,000
Beautiful country estate with room for Sub-divided and approved by the city
your horses! Quiet neighborhood with for a 3 lot minor sub-division, in the
no busy roads, great for riding trails or Historic District. All utilities with
nature walks. Pool. water, sewer & electric on each lot.
Diane Fuchs 941-266-8006 Nancy Bell 941-380-3630
wwwbhhsflonrdarealtycom/N5779837 wwwbhhsflonrdarealtycom/C7041964
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I PUNTA GORDA $499,900
Enjoy magnificent views of Charlotte
Harbor from this 3/3 penthouse w/pri-
vate elevator. Open floor plan w/10'
ceilings & more!
Willie Keiser 941-276-9104


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Most desirable 3/3 end unit condo w/
spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico.
Within walking distance to Siesta Key
Village & a short drive to the #1 beach!
Debra Villari 609-458-4627
www bhhsflonrdarealty cornm/N5781440


Burnt Store Isles 4/2 pool home w/
200' seawall. Dock has 16,000 lb. boat
lift with water & electric.
Nancy Bell 941-380-3630
www bhhsflondarealty com/C7046711


2/1 w/enclosed bonus room & 1 car
attached garage. Back yard is partially
fenced with an open patio and shed.
Established community.
Tom McClellan 941-720-1500
www bhhsflondarealty cornm/M5841565


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





VENICE $79,900
One bedroom end unit villa w/ cathe-
dral ceilings and glassed in lanai with
views of the golf course.
Janice Keith 941-468-0808
wwwbhhsflonrdarealtycornm/N5779639


Florida's Gulf Coast is building again
so don't miss this beautiful wooded lot
on the lake. Perfect for your dream
home!
Pain Copeland 941-716-2644
www bhhsflondarealty corn/N5776594


VENICE $82,900
Light & Bright home on corner lot in
Japanese Gardens. Front living room
with curved window & spacious din-
ing area. Updated Kitchen.
Jon Chabra/Dave Hoffa 941-223-2137
www bhlhsflondarealtycomn/D5794270


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Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA w/den, 2 car garage Lovely 2 BR, 2 BA Condo with golf
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Monthly + Tax


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Charming attached villa with pool and
golf course views King and two Twin
beds S2250 Monthlv + Tax


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Condo w/Gar & lovely view tennis, 2
heated pools $2400/mo + tax, 3 mo mmn


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Desirable corner unit condo w/ 2
brdrms, 2 baths, & 2 walk-in closets.
Maintenance free community of
Jacaranda Trace.
Debra Villari 609-458-4627
wwwbhhsfloridarealtycom/N5782223






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Lots of open space & just mins away
from Manasota Beach. Split bedroom
plan. Very quiet street.

Sharon Beisser 941-716-3671
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VENICE $229,723
Obstructed views of lake & golf
course. 2BR +den/2BA/lCG, main-
tenance free living. You will love the
custom updates.
Karen Itjen 941-228-5553


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Located in Summer Green, along the All repainted incle woodwork, doors, & Short Sale. Lakefront home on street
1st & 2nd fairway of the Capri Isles baseboards. New vanity tops in baths, surrounded by water w/ private dock.
Golf Course. new micro in kitchen, newer smooth Tile flooring, guest room w/ private
top range & fridge. Golf course views, entry to guest bath.
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Soaring cathedral ceilings ceilings w/ Three bedroom, two bath pool
lots of natural light, this house feels home with family room. Well
good right from the front door! Open maintained.
kitchen w/ extra wide breakfast bar.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215 Pamela Copeland 941-716-2644
www bhhsflondarealty com/N5781539 www bhhsflondarealtycom/N5782098






VENICE $239,900 VENICE $258,000
Open floor plan, great curb appeal on Stunning 3BR/2.5BA two story home
cul-de-sac. Venice Golf & Country Club in Stoneybrook at Venice. Freshly
home w/tile throughout & lots of custom painted, new laminate flooring, caged
features. Great lanai w/ outdoor kitchen, lanai. Family community.
Debra Villari 609-458-4627 Terry Bole 941-323-1818


Refreshing updates in this 3 bedroom, 2
bath. 2 car garage home with Florida
room overlooking beautiful yard &
lake.
Karen Itjen 941-228-5553
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Country estate-like home on nearly 1
acre, complete with detached MAN
CAVE w/game room! Totally fenced
back yard & fully screened lanai.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215


VENICE $269,900
2BR +den/2BA, great room plus bonus
sitting room. Screened lanai with golf
course and water views! Venetian Golf
& River Club gated community.
Judy Mazrin/Codleen Stone 911-922-3070
www bhhsflondarealty cornm/N5782439
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Immaculate Dona Bay in lovely, gated
Venetia. Totally open concept grea-
troom lifestyle includes 14 ft ceilings
and paladium windows.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215


VENICE $289,900
Best value ever in Venice Palms!
Former model home with sparkling
pool. Oversized lot affords privacy!
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
wwwbhhsfloridarealty cornm/N5780415






VENICE $349,900
Custom home w/lake views & the golf
course beyond. Loaded with architec-
tural details & high end upgrades.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
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3BR split plan pool home w/ great
room plus den. 9ft sliders to lanai area
featuring waterfall adn covered deck
area.
Debra Villari 609-458-4627
www bhhsflondarealty com/N5782215


VENICE $299,900
Maintenance free home with oversied
lanai and lake view! Master features
tray ceilings, sliders to lanai, & walk-
in closet.
Judy Mazrin 941-922-7030


VENICE $392,900 VENICE $479,900
Maintenance free villa home in the Custom built J & J Home with spec-
gated Venetian Golf & River Club. tacular lake view. Double entry doors,
Almost 2200 sq. ft. of open living great rm w/ tray ceilings, crown mold-
space with pool & spa. ing, & a wall of sliding glass doors.
Judy Mazrin 941-922-7030 Marian Metz 941-726-2799
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VENICE $489,900
3BR/2BA + den and oversized 2 car
garage. Well appointed Aruba model
pool home on approx 1/3 of an acre
with lake view.
Diane Fuchs 941-266-8006
www bhhsflondarealty com/N5781836


VENICE $515,000
3/3/2.5 plus marbled pool area,
inground spa + serens sun bathing
area. Executive style office w/ lots of
granite. Venetian Golf & River Club.
red Sawyer 941-306-7757
www bhhsflondarealtycornm/N5781934


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Venetian Golf & River Club home! 5
bedrooms plus upstairs large family
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area. Outdoor kitchen area.
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exposure from 1-75 & nearby established
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Interchange lot wth so much potential.
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3 bedroom, 3 bath 2200 sq. ft.
home with boat slip and lift,
Walk to Venice shops and
theatre, Bike to
beach MLS#N5780988
$925,000


Martha Smith
941-504-9588
martha.smith@verizon.net


SOUTHWOOD SWEETWATER
VILLAS! 2 bedroom 2 bath,
double garage, screened lanai
overlooks pond and fountain,
Maintenance free gated
community. MLS#5781337


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electric heating. Furnished & Open
plan, 2 BD/2 BA & bonus room. Ceramic
Tile. Over-sized 1 -car attached Garage
&adjacent covered Carport. MLS#
5782297 S195.000


MISSION VALLEY! pool home on
over an acre. Solar heated salt water
pool w/waterfall. Ceramic tile thru-
out w/bamboo in den. Master Bath
w/double sinks, Jacuzzi & roman
shower. Many custom features.
MLS#N5781277 $575,000


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much more. MLS#N5781553


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granite counters in kitchen,
whole plumbing re-pipe.
MLS# N5782310 $465.000


TOM ROBERTS
400-5361


NICELY MAINTAINED
2 bedroom, 2 bath South Venice home
with garage and circle Drive.
MLS#N5782252 139,900


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Al Bavry is CEO, president and one of the founding owners of
Kimal Lumber and Hardware. Bavry is a CEO who manages by
inspiration and mentoring.
Kimal Lumber was founded in 1981 another recession year.
But that didn't stop Bavry and his partner, Kim Pavkovich, both
formerly with Wickes Lumber Company, from starting their own
homegrown lumberyard.
Since then the company has grown steadily into six separate
division locations in Nokomis, Venice, Englewood and now in
Sarasota. The new Sarasota operation is a state-of-the-art drive
through lumber building. A planned "soft" opening is slated for
early December with a grand opening at the end of January or
the first of February
So how has this independent company thrived through at least
two recessions and the everyday ups and downs of business.
Perhaps it's Bavry's management philosophy
"It's a simple one," he said. "We're very acutely aware of our
associates (employees) in this company. A friend of mine said
that with Kimal as long as it isn't illegal, immoral, or unethical,
associates have free reign to try new things."
It is, after all, how Bavry was brought up in the business.
"I didn't quite finish high school," he said. "I did all my learning
on my own.
He had the opportunity to work for a small independent lumber
yard, where the owner was the closest thing to a true mentor
Bavry ever had.
"He gave me a free hand and I was like a kid in a candy store,"
Bavry said. "That started it all."
Then he worked for Wickes Lumber Company for 10 years.
"It started off as a very good company employee, customer
and service oriented," he said. "Then it changed. The new CEO
was pretty much a bean counter, and I knew I couldn't stay
there."
Now, Bavry runs Kimal the way his first boss treated him. Kimal
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employees have the opportunity to explore, learn, grow, move up
and make a good living.
Still, running a company he's proud of, with an outstanding
group of associates hasn't been all roses. At its peak, Kimal
employed 234 associates. Then it cut back to 61 and now it's
back up to 110 associates.
"Letting those people go is the toughest thing I've ever had to
do," Bavry said.
Thankfully, the future is looking brighter now for Kimal.
"We'll add another dozen employees to the Sarasota
operation," he said. And we've been able to hire back some of the
gems we lost."
Bavry believes the labor force in general is anemic and needs
to grow.
"Too many independent companies' key people have aged, and
they've failed to bring in young people and train them," he said.
"Then they end up selling to national companies and the DNA of
that independent company goes away"
But Bavry thinks there's a great solution.
I think we're going to rediscover the kids who don't want to go
to a four-year school and the potential for them to do incredible
things," he said. "If we don't work hard on recruiting and training
young people, whether it's in the budget or not, we're missing a
huge opportunity These young people are an incredible resource
right at our fingertips.
Bavry's positive business philosophy has led him to choose the
eagle as Kimal's symbol with the saying, "American
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Warren Buffet, Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.


STUNNING CUSTOM Venetian Golf & River
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COUNTRY ESTATE near the City and the Beach.
Open concept beauty on nearly 1 acre.
$259,000


VENICE PALMS 3/2/2 POOL HOME with lots
of PRIVACY. Close to everything. $289,900


JACARANDA WEST POOL HOME affordable
golf community lifestyle with golf optional.
$199,000


PRETTY OPEN CONCEPT 3/2/2 with barrel tile
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Warren Buffet liked us so much, he made us part of his family.
Promise to treat you like family, too.
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1500 East Venice Avenue, Suite 103, Jenice, FL 34292
A member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates, LLC
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w/restaurant & grill, tennis, fitness center, Greatlocation toward end ofcul de sac.
social clubs & 27 holes of golf. Minutes to Open floor plant 3/2/2 plus den Tile
shopping, beach, theatres &more. LOW floors throughout except carpet in
p es &more W bedrooms. Plantation shutters
HOA FEES. 2BD/2BA/2 car garage. Open Furniture is available separately
great room floor plan. Lanai overlooking Clubhouse w/restaurant & grill, tennis,
preserve so plenty of privacy. $174,900 27 holes of golf& more.
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211 HOA fees are low. $399,000
www.JenMagoon.com Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
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ACTIVE 55+ COMMUNITY-Convenient METICULOUSLYKEPT. Tons of extras.
To Old Englewood, Shopping, 2BD/2BA/den, large open floor plan. Corian
Restaurants & Beach. This Cayman counters. 6 burner gas cooktop w/electric
ModelHasOpenPlanW /1389Sf Under "" I . I ..
Air. 2bd/2ba FurnishedVillaWith .. ',, I ,, ,
GreenbeltView From Back Patio. sinks. Custom blinds. Recently painted
Clubhouse, Pool, Shuffleboard, Tennis outside. Resort style amenities. $319,000
& Nature Trails. Sold "As Is". $129,500 Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
Mary Stuart 941.735.1496 www.JenMagoon.com












DIRECT VIEWS OF THE BAY & GORGEOUS RUTENBERG HOME w/
Intracoastal Waterway from your large upgrades. Maintenance Free. 3 BD/2 1/2
2 BD/2 1/2 BA. Spectacular views in the BA/oversized garage w/rear golf cart
private, gated & guarded community, entrance. Private preserve setting. High
Resort style amenities. Deep water trey ceilings, crown molding & gas
dockage 200 yards off the Intracoastal fireplace. Kitchen has island w/granite
Waterway. Furnishings available under countertop, & breakfast nook w/
separate contract. $575,000 aquarium windows allowing for wide
Jim Bartlett 941-234-7514 open views.$549,800
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formrnaivingroomw/fireplace, large
family room. Self-cleaning heated
saltwater pool & spa. Master suite
features his/herwalk in closets & all
bedrooms have custom closet built-ins
with the 4th BD setup as an office.
Many amenities. $389,800
JimBartlett 941-234-7514


FANTASTIC LAKE VIEW. Extra large lanai.
Open great room floor plan. Granite
counters in kitchen. Breakfast Bar. Pantry.
2BD/2BA & Den. Mstr BD w/large walk in
closet. Mstr BAw/separate tub & sink. Both
bathrooms have extra linen closets. Electric
hurricane shutters. 1 Car garage plus golf
cart. $289,000
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
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BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED ARTHUR
RUTENBERG. 4 BD/3.5 BA. Kitchen w/
granite counters, cherry wood cabinets,
island w/cooktop & built in wine rack,
desk & skylight. Separate Den. Split
floor plan. Extra large tiled lanai & pool
w/hot tub. 3 car garage. $575,000
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Kitchen w/ solid wood cabinets, granite
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cook top. 4 BD/3 1/2 BA. Heated & self
cleaning saltwater pool. Dog run within
fenced backyard. $524,900


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Pool resurfaced. Newer hot water heater.
NewA/C. $299,900
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Master bath. Lanai enclosed w/glass
sliders. Kitchen w/built in wine rack.
Beautiful view. All tile floors except
bedrooms. Clubhouse w/restaurant &
grill, tennis, pool, golf& more. LOW HOA
fees. $229,000 Jennifer Magoon
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2nd home. Well maintained. Just under
2,700 sqft 3 BD/3 1/2 BAw/oversized
2car garage- Lush, tropical preserve
views. Many amenities. Furnishings
available under separate contract.
$445,000
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CLASSIC ELEGANCE 3BD/2BA. Kitchen
w/2 ovens, wine cooler, granite counters
w/16 footwraparound brkfst bar. Master
suite w/2 walk in closets & lake view.
Master bath w/Jacuzzi spa tub. Heated
saltwater poolw/waterfall, summer
kitchen, outdoor shower, beautiful lake
views. Many upgrades. $427,250
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curbing. $77,700 ...s.. unsets.' $450,0' $69,900 TerryRiley 941.492.7831 Beaches& easy access to I175 $39,900
Adele Bourcier 941-468-2571 Adele Bourcier 941.468.2571 Www.Terrenceriley.Com Nancy Jordan 941.468.5146













SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF THE GULF Most desirable 3BD/3BA end condo unit. Seller has spared no expense w/upgrades
include crown molding, parquet hardwood & marble flooring. Corian & under counter lighting, extra wide refrigerator. Wall to wall
walk in closets w/lots of organizers. Private master suite w/ private master suite with 4 jet Jacuzzi tub. Remote control hurricane
shutters. Walking distance to Siesta Key Village. TRUE ELEGANCE at $794,999



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VENICE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB. ENTERTAIN THIS HOME IS FOR YOU!
Prestigious 2BD/2BA AWESOME Custom 3BD/2BA, open floor plan, kitchen
view of golf course. Outdoor kitchen. v I I . ..
$239,900,, .f.I .. I ,,
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RNER UNIT CONDO THE MOST DESIRABLE 55 COMM. in
2 walk in closets. Kitchen all of Venice, features a Resort like 16,000 sq.
outover the courtyard. ft. .i i ... ,, , 1 1,
s, lam inated wood po0( I i1, 1 i i I ., I. i, .t
area. Over 55 comm. home on the market! Won't last long. Great


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

Toll Free: (877) 218-6552 21
ellenmc@portcharlotte-pgi.com www.portcharlotte-pgi.com ALMAR & ASSOCIATES


"LOW INVENTORY-LISTINGS WANTED"


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$89.900 ,-Call Ell-n


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Low Inventory! Linda Lambert '
Call To List AL Ascci.ITES
Yours Today! 941-889-8510 1)41-4" ,3-25 ,1
'q* 11411 5 I


QUALITY CONSTRUCTED
Sp"':L:'uS 3/2 W3kkei ho:me
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'-75
MLS# C7048559


WATERFRONT HOME
WITH GULF ACCESS
Fe tmLes 3 floating -I,:":k ,its.idle
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bean hes
MLS# C7044044 $169,900


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3.:ti.'ities gl31.ie' ,1 ,n y.vcUIi ., In 13ng
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D,:,:ks n, fishing piei--Myv3kk3 Rr.'ei
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MLS#C7048748
$79,900


If You Are Interested In B.yin Or Selli-n Cal 9417889-8510


CORNER LOT I I NORTH PORT


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CHARMING 3/2 HOME WHICH SITS ON
A HUGE CORNER LOT!
Double sets of sliding doors in the family
room lead to a screened lanai which
o erlooks the e.xpansive back yard Must
see' Make your appointment today Short
sale
MLS# C7046705 $90,000


GORGEOUS NORTH PORT HOME
Thvis bedroom 2 bath home offers
privacy with no neighbors directly behind
you Italian tile floors through most of the
home are a must see Backyard is
enclosed ,f.ith a screened cage and feels
like an oasis See it today'
MLS# C7048855 $187.500


BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH VILLA
Great eat in kitchen with stainless steel
appliances & solid surface counter tops
master bath j./dual sinks & glass enclosed
tiled shower tile throughout e>:cept
bedrooms & office and more' Community
features a heated pool & spa. tennis &
more'
MLS# C7049670 S145.000


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PAUL SETTLES SR PAUL"BUCK"
SELLING REAL SETTLES JR"
ESTATE 7 1 SELLING REAL I M01m
1940-1979 ESTATE -
'I 1989-PRESENT

GENERATIONS OF
REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE
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3300 SQ. FT COMMERCIAL building US 41 South Venice.
3 newerA/C units lessthan 3 years old. Fire and theft BETTER THAN NEW! 2 bedroom plus den detached maintenance villa w/private pool in Plantation! Completely renovated.
alarms. Overhead garage doors in the rear accessed by Solid wood cabinets w/crown molding & under cabinet lighting. Granite counters perfectly match the backsplash featuring glasstile.
Fnil..-r,,-d i-.- li-.-. -,in- I h-irt -fi. Iilrlni Stainless steel appliances. Wood cabinets & matching granite counters in both bathrooms. 20" porcelain tile set on a diagonal. All
$ S349.900 Call Buck 941-685-3600 freshly painted w/new window treatments. $255,500


LOTS OF NEW! 2BD/2BA in North Port. New Laminate wood floors, new
tile floors in the new kitchen. Brand new "ICE" appliances. Large open
living, dining & kitchen combo, enclosed lanai w/solar blinds. Beautiful
new hall bathroom w/tile shower, new vanity & granite countertop. Large
Master bedroom w/his & herclosets. Newroof& large backyard. $92,500


LARGER, NEAR 1/2 ACRE CORNER LOT within 3 miles to
Manasota Beach! Community boat ramp right around the
corner. 3 bedrooms of Generous sizes, open, split plan. Warm
laminate wood floors throughout. All newer high end Kenmore
appliances. $199,900 Call Buck941-685-3600


Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 8 -Welcome Home


/ u AMNIMMPO
ISLAND OF VENICE WATERFRONT Too much to list, call for details, 2005 code compliant 4300+ square foot home
with 5+ car garage, on sailboat water. Priced $40,000 undercurrent appraisal at $799,900.
Call Buck 941-685-3600


La
GREAT BUILDABLE LOT steps to Manasota Beach and the
boat ramp. Water and sewer available. Pricedtosell
$89,900.








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SARASOTA Luxurious sanctuary with almost 5,000 sq. ft. under air including
Guesthouse with a total of 5 beds, den, bonus room, and pool. Lots of possibilities,
close to Downtown, Memorial Hospital and the Bay! Listed at $1,745,000
www. 1727BahiaVistaSt.com


VENICE, GULF NOKOMIS
PINEBROOK COVE LAKEFRONT
LAKE CLUB Beautiful Pool home with 2/2 condo with a peek a
2/2/1 maintenance free villas extra buildable lot in great boo view of the Gulf. Low
Only $149,900 location! 3/2/2 for fees, listed at $205,000
only $195,000 www.995LagunaDr.com


NOKOMIS LAKEFRONT
Gorgeous Pool home on a large lake
and green preserve! 3/2/2 for only
$329,000


VENICE, VENETIA
Gorgeous pool home loaded with
upgrades on a private lot with nice views
of water and green preserve. $449,000
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RENTALS


SEASONAL
101 Base Avenue East
(Island of Venice)
Duplex, 2BR/2BA
$1,100/1 month/min

229 Woodingham Lane
3/2/2 Home with pool & lake views
$3,000/mo

New 2/2 + Den Condo in
Tuscany Lakes
Ground Floor, Lake Views
1 car garage, GORGEOUS!!
$2,800/mo
340 Three Lakes Ln
Mission Lakes Condo,
2BR/2BA, Lake, 3 Pools BEAUTIFUL!
$2,500/1 month/min

1/1 Condo at Coco Palms
1 block to Venice Beach!!
$1,900/mo


Visit our website for
more details & photos
on each property.


WWW.WSTCO J:RALTYFVEICE.CO I


SEASONAL
3/2/2 Home in
gated Stoneybrook
Amenities Galore!!
$3,000/mo

3/2/2 Large Executive
Home in Plantation
Home Theater Room!!
Luxurious!
$2,800/mo

2/2/2 Villa lakefront
Community pool & clubhouse
Hourglass Lakes
$3,000/mo

WEs COAST REALTY

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


^BWAL OSOUTujH
V 3ENICE BEAFR


Completely remodeled
3BD plus 2 bath,
2 car garage home.
Includes mother in law apt.
New roof, new A/C. Private
fenced yard with wood deck.
Only a few blocks to South
Venice beach ferry.
Enjoy 1/2 mile of private
beach & your own boat
ramp. $168,500


MAIMU kr Kin


NO[W SHOW1__[INGi_ ...________


VENICE ISLAND
JettyVillas condo is a resort-style
beachfront complex in a truly
unique setting. With 2 bedroom
suites, an open kitchen/great room
w/cathedral ceiling & high angled
windows this unit has been totally
renovated & features the largest
deck spaces in the complex.
Turnkey. 1449,000


COMING SOON!
Luxurious gated country estate home
on 5 amazing Lakefront acres. This
very large, very upscale, 6 bedroom
5 bath 5000+ square foot pool
home is custom in every way.
7 ~Available in 2014!


NOKOMIS WATERFRONT ,fll VENICE BEACH
Gated community of Dolphin Updated & oversized Gulf-front end unit
Shores will delight & surprise. condo. 3-sided porches for Sunrise-to-
Split floor plan. Heated pool and Sunset vistas. Bright & spacious 4th floor
within a 2 cage. Canal beauty is move-in ready. Includes new
spa w 2-story c custom kitchen, flooring, interior and
on 2 sides & dock for up to a 30-I IUI1,II exterior doors, sliding glass doors & much
foot boat. 3-car garage & more. 1778 square feet including the
amazing climate controlled enclosed porches!
storage on the ground level add community club
updates. Well-maintained. li
'699,000


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1 L~sbury<|Trwy

I XP, E A L T Y/NC.
312 S. Indiana Ave. Family Owned Since 1951 941-474-5585
Englewood, FL 34223 Nobody Knows Englewood Like We Do! www.ltrhomes.com


Time To Buy Lots?


GREAT LOCATION AWAITS! Perl.:l
i:aIh':n in a ell n' nl n ,: n- e.:e h ,'rh,','d
I0: LuI-d, ,-:'ur ,r ae n, h.:.,,,-e o'r a ,n 1
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Call Tom Trimboli I' 941-716-1568 $17.500








DOWNTOWN EIGLEWOOD HMII -,,: i: :,J


Call I.Todd Tracyi 941-716-3242 .J
Call Todd Tracy & 941-716-3242


BIG PROPERTY. LITTLE PRICE Thr-ee
a3, a:l1 ,- wnl n',,',.l- hn,',n'- I,'1 an, lUI- 0'l,',::k;
iron', Ihe- r,,,akka Pi -r an, 3 a .:'on',n'unnl,
o,',ai ran' .:,i, aler ,. 1 ', -r o:n .ile
Call 941-474-5585 $13.950


NORTH PORT B-LId ,-:Aur n. homne- :n
Ih J',udyle C,'rner hoi'9 ,r1- 4 n3e,, .1hrh 99
..'n *en .enl I, 1.. T r Ihe ir,,e ,I


Call Judy Canero C. 941-915-4377 $18.199


Value Priced


HOLIDAY TRAVEL PARK 1 1 ark n,:,,3el
i:,'.. l-. in a.:li a3lull 3 0 rk L,"
m,3n3,'.r',enl ee 3n. ,-:A ,:. n ihe 1n- ,n


Call Peggy Nlorlon,'941-915-4377


$36.000


MOBILE GARDENS n. er ,,n.e
',d3 n'ianLi3i'lurr3,: nh:n',e ,-nler.e,: o'n I. ,
I,',1i in park iIh marina ann:l c..:al ran'r.
'': I0' Le '.',n Ba,
Call Mary Ellen Diez 941-474-1086 $73.900


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,.'Treened 1l3n3i .:. errl',:'k,.l 1,in 'i

Call Carolyn Jarvis Ca.' 941-468-1146 $73.500


ROTONDA 1o -: i n condition 1 ;pl:it
pl3n h.:'i.C- ih n- -r roof n ':fl,/,
ui.:3I-Cd hki[:h,-n i[h 3pli3n,'CC 3nd

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Income Properties


ENGLEWOOD BEACH 5 PLEX!
Look,''kng foir re-nti in,:-,o-n- 3nd 3 ra 311,
':ul -'/1 bC3,:h p1 rtn-rI nt to I, h in-,
II ,'d3a '
Call 941-474-5585


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Call:- 94147-. 5 5 5:.
Call 941-474-5585


MAKE AN OFFER! nn-r inin a
-r, ell an', n ain.e: anl hri.hi, l ,l
1iac1i1 ,' '': ,'':n'ipil-l Ea- a,','e-s an.3 I,15is
o:f 1arkin.:.
Call Judy Canero ,' 941-915-4377 $95.000


GREAT LOCATION Onr .l.:..:k i.:.n 1.l:.r-
i, Tr...:. *.n" z ng ,-, I.:.|rh.in I.:..:. r-
r.gr ,.:. II, ,:,:,n',n' [.:,91 OL -,I,0,r-g -r- |r, r-. Brl
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Call Robert Skldmore & 941-681-1641


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Giuseppe WEST COAST REALTY
(Pino) _
Gambo, P.A.
Parlo ItalianoO VliegC
Owner of Venice, LLC
Realtor www.westcoastrealtyofvenice.com

240 W TAMPA AVE 941-375-8113


Kimberly A.
Gauvreau
Owner
Broker


941-321-7229
guvrow@aol.com


HOURGLASS LAKES
Lakefront Maint-Free Villa,
2BR/2BA with 2 car garage,
vaulted ceilings,
2 patio's, NICE!!!!
$174,900.


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"I = $1i9 900


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941-468-6644 941-416-0884 2674467112
edbessery@msn.com jdcdesigns7@yahoo.com 1ob.nnako comcast nit


Tony Nakonetschny AngieTarolli
267-446.-7111 941 483 1410
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J LOCAL ROOTS,

GLOBAL REACH

SALES. REIITALS &
PROPERTY MAIIAGEMEIIT
Ann Wacholder 941-375-8113
941-544-6914
aniWacholder@comcast.net


Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 12 -Welcome Home


Pino2586@aol.com


WELCOME TO VENICE!
At West Coast Realty.
we've been putting
Buyers & Sellers together
for 30+ years. Let one of
our experienced agents
help YOU call Venice
"home" today!


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ESTABLISHED HAIR SALON IN VENICE!
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$79.900.


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Bildn Hoe Sice1
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In Venice Since 1970


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Realtors
Welcome!


Home Masters:

B Nenice, Inc.I


941 Tamiami Tr., Suite A, Port Charlotte, FL 33953
ti (941) 629-1121 'Ma
Fax: (941) 625-5959


R ,III I ,RI 2 2 II I Located close to SOUTH PUNTA GORDA check out this unique
nI, ,, I ,, ,,,& cozy nlt has 1,iaI,1... ,,{. I 11 1 d ....I,.,Ihh,,
been well maintained high ceilings with wood '" ' '"11 "' ' ' '"' 'I
beams in living area Enjoy the screened lanai m .... ......... ,, ... .,,,l
SListed at $64,900 MLS C7047804 Call Janine ,, ' ...... ., ,
Howell to view ttus unit at 941-629-1121 or941 ... ,,,,,, ,
916-1649
w w w a I0= IfI0i re y


HAVE THE BEST OF BOTH
WORLDS!! This updated home is
available for sale but seller needs to
lease back for 9-12 months while
they build their new home! Seller
will guarantee 12 months rent but
may only need for 9. Nicely
appointed 2 bdrms, 2 baths,
2 car garage home is full of new
beginning with roof & thru out
$162,900.
BIKE TO THE BEACH This custom
made "TROTTER" home has it all--
four 4BR, 3BA, 3 car garage heated
pool on over 1/2 acre of beautiful
landscaped property that is a short
bike ride to the beach. Large master
suite, bath with garden tub, tray
ceilings. Second master suite for
I privacy for guests. Separate LR &
DR. $449,000


IDEAL SITUATED FOR
SPECTACULAR SUNSETS
Enjoy the Gulf view from your
lazyboy. Fabulous 2BR, 2 BT condo
that is beautifully furnished and only
steps to sand between your toes.
Unit is very light and bright. Lots of
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Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath carriage home located min the popular
gated community of Heritage Oak Parkl Impeccably clean &
ready to move right intol Vely private wooded backyard w/long
greenbelt view Home has been freshly painted inside & out min
2011 & shows light & brightly Walking distance of clubhouse/
pool,


Port Charlotte Condo!
Spacious 2BR, 2 BA second floor condo located min popular
deed restricted Heritage Oak Parkl Features include 1168
sq ft under A/C, cathedral ceilings, beautifully decorated,
large interior laundry & screened lanai w/greenbelt view
Comes with a 1 car carport & a detached storage unit
MLS# C7042660 Reduced to $95,900


Deep Creek Lot
Build your dream home on this beautiful oversized key
lotl Freshwater canal & greenbelt view Located on a
quiet cul-de-sac street so very private, yet close to shop-
ping, restaurants & 175 Deed restricted w/water &
sewer This lot is within Scrub Jay Review area per the
United States Fish & Wildlife Service
MLS#C7045227 $30,000


Port Charlotte Home
Popular single family carriage home located min the gated
community of Heritage Oak Park Villa boasts 3BR, 2BA,
2 ,- t-t-l,i,--,l-: fi,-, hed&readyforyoutomove
u.I ,, 1. .11 viewfromthe screened lanai
& just a short walk to the community's clubhouse & pool
Lots of upgrades & updates & shows beautiful
M4V# r.704"026 9 if60o 0O


Port Charlotte Home
Must see-super clean home impeccable move in conditions
Meticulously maintained 3BR, 2BA home built in 2004 with county
water & sewer Sohlidly built w/the E-wall system (super insulated,
solid poured concrete walls) designed to withstand wind speeds in
excess of250 mphl Located on a quiet street, yet minutes to shopping,
banks & restaurants, the YMCA & the LibraryI


Punta Gorda Condo
Fantastic lake view from this beautiful updated 2 BR, 2 BA condo
located in the popular gated community of Tala Lakes I Move min
condition w/almost everything replaced since 2011 Tala Lakes is
a quiet & friendly community w/planned activities Convemniently
located to shopping & restaurants Amenities include a heated
pool/spa, tennis court, bocce ball, horseshoes, gnll & picnic area l
MLS# C7049593 $74,900


Burnt Store Lakes Lot
Affordable fantastic oversized vacant lot located in the growing deed
restricted community of Burnt Store Lakes Quiet neighborhood with
public water & sewer There is also canoe/kayak launch to Charlotte
Harbor and park & picnic area for residents Great time to build your
dream home & hlive the Honda lifestyle Conveniently located near
Burnt Store Manna & Golfw/27 holes of challenging golf
MLS# C7046920 S1 7. 900


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3 BEDROOM, 2BATH,
2 car garage, pool home. Rotonda
Heights community. Open floor plan.
Family room. Welcome to your
southwest Florida Paradise!
$224,000
Courtesy of Kari Wilbanks


3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH,
2 car garage. Formal living room & study/
office. Family room. Kitchen features corian
countertops, stainless appliances, cherry
wood cabinets & storage. Backyard with
wood fence. $180,000
Courtesy of Paula Brill


3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH,
Open floor plan with 1444 sq. ft. Large
kitchen and french doors lead to a very
large lanai overlooking a lush fenced
backyard. 1 year warranty included.
$133,400
Courtesy of Cecile Lansiquot


THE HOME IS A TENBUSCH built
model, split floor plan w/cathedral
ceilings & eat in kitchen. Master bedroom
S,1. plenty of natural light w/huge
i ,, closet, dual sinks in bath, w/
shower. Guest wing could also be used as
a second master.
$149,900
Courtesy of Linda Senmnler


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3 car garage, pool home. Has all the upgrades: Move In Ready With New Roof, New ACCESS via Shell Creek and Peace River,
granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances,
security system, etc. Jacuzzi tub & roman Kitchen, Stainless Steel Appliances And private boat ramp and dock are just a
shower in master bath. More. 3 Bedrooms & 2 Baths. $139,900 few things that make this property well
Dock & decorative seawall. $399,900 worth the look $9,900
Courtesy of Joe Giraldi Courtesy Of Linda Semmler. wrth the look. $95,900
Courtesy of Angela Crookes


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CUSTOM HOME! 2 Bedroom, 2 bath,
2 car garage custom pool home. Spacious
living, dining and T.V. area. Spacious
master suite. Two skylights in kitchen
for natural lighting. 2nd Bathroom
convenient to the pool.
$150,000
Courtesy of Kari Wilbanks
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BEAUTIFUL WELL MAINTAINED
HOUSE on oversized corner lot in quiet
neighborhood. Home close to the new
Cocoplum shopping area. $130,000
Courtesy of Al Reeves.


NEED SPACE!? Here it is! This handsome
4 bed two bath house just needs some
work to be ready for it's new owner!
Enjoy privacy as you i i ,I j
Kitchen features twc t .. i i. .
of space!!! $199,000
Courtesy of Kari Wilbanks


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$214,900
Courtesy of Roger Wiggerman


PERFECT FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS
OR INVESTORS.
New blinds and lanai was recently
re screened. Very tranquil & peaceful
backyard setting. $120,000
Courtesy of Norma O'Connor


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"" IP separate Office space u .. pgrades, fully furnished. $52,900
acre. Fenced & on a quiet dead end street. c I 11 1,, I II C oo
Master bedroom upstairs. Garage was I I Courtesy of Joe Giraldi
converted to a large room which can be used ,Home is located on ''' I,
as a bedroom or playroom. Wle s locate on .. t b ,
$230,000 TW O ..I. _:, .; the back
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Courtesy of Ceil Waltner


LARGE HOME featuring 4 bedrooms, 3
baths plus pool. Outdoor kitchen and
outdoor patio area on a double lot.
$165,000
Courtesy of Angela Crookes.


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2 bed 2 bathn Ir, 1 car garage and 2rid banth is
newly remodeled Home is centrally located 'jvilh
Cenir 91 Water & Sewer 2 miles to the Beach
PAST BANK APPROVED PRICE: S89.999


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Furnished 2 bedroom 2 bath unit with upIairs
loll Large lanai has ,,oriderijl heac:h view Ilice
Pool and Jacu.i Tennis Dock & Beach I"'
MOTIVATED. PRICE REDUCED .... $ 338.500


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AFFORDABLE Luxury Pool home directly
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features Solid surface counters w/tiled ba,


SPACIOUS 4BD, 3BATH in-ground poo
home with 2 lots included, could be a
perfect home for an in-law situation or
family needing 2 separate living areas


I-ABULU 2Dd, 2 Datn, 2 u(3U Villa in a
(Southwestern style decor), in desirable
Foxwood development of Englewoodi
Almost 1500 sq fti Soaring cathedral
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home situated on 2 over sized lots!
Large laundry room & lanai.
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12x10 that can easily be converted to 4th evening sunset
bedroomI Home has almost 1800Sqft with lake from your
Cathedral ceilings' Great place to raise a 2bds
family or retired MLS#C7048645 $119,800 MLS C7C


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3bath, 2 car garage home has the 117 family rom
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separate living space! master bath has garden tub!
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READYTO MOVE INi 2 bedrooms, 2
bath 1 car garage home with lanai and
nice backyard Immaculate clean home
New wood laminate floors and carpet in
all bedrooms C7045962 $79,700


ver Beautifully updated New kitchen cabinets
m counter tops, appliances and light fixtures All
and I doors have been replaced Updated tile
*throughout home New bathroom vanity mirror


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- 10 ACRE PUNTA GORDA "Gated PRAIRIE CREEK EQUINE ESTATE" 2008 Exquisite 5,034 SF
Some. 4 Bedrooms, 3 baths, Family Game Room, Private Master Suite & Bath, Stunning gourmet kitchen,
overlooks family room with Fireplace, Gracious Formal Dining Room Cherry, Wood & Tile floors, 3 car
attached(1100 SF) garage + detached (1840 SF) 5 Stall garageP "1448 SF CBS" Deluxe Equine Barn, Box
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Trails & Black Top Roads Minutes to Punta Gorda, Charlotte Harbor & Hwy 75 $1,350,000 Call Judy


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BEAUTY views the canal,
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223-2435 321-0655


THE OLDEST AND ONLY LOCALLY OWNED, CENTURY 21 OFFICE IN VENICE, FLORIDA


DELIGHTFUL AND LOOKING LIKE NEW 2 BD,2BA Light & Airy
Double Wide. Neat & Clean in MOVE IN READY CONDITION. Newly
Remodeled Screened & Glass Windowed Lanai. Open Plan.
spacious kitchenw/Pass Thru Breakfast Bar & Like New
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2000 sqft of A/Cspace. NUMEROUS UPGRADES: volume ceilings,
42" cabinets, granite counters, crown molding, screened lanai &
vinyl fenced backyard. Gated Community w/affordable fees. Bike
to beach & shopping. MLS# 5782027 ONLY $244,900
Call Anthonv Accardi 941-223-2435


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r boatlift. Circular driveway and columned 2 story front
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2BA/2CG and maintenance free Extended lanai, newer
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appliances. New AC system. Near shopping and
schools. Call John Webb (941) 916-0034


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SAIL BOATWATER: Boat lovers here is your
chance to be on sailboat water just a few
minutes to Charlotte Harbor with "NO" fixed
bridges of any kind. Built in 2005 this
beautiful 2108 sq. ft. 3 BR has a lot to offer.
Priced at $219,000
Call John Webb 765-318-0940
ULTIMATE COUNTRY CLUB LIFESTYLE.
3BD/3 BA pool home. Brazilian Tiger wood
floors, crown molding, arches, columns &
decorative niches. Kitchen has granite
countertops, stainless appliances and stylish
wooden cabinets. Gated and maintenance
free home. Convenient luxury living in the
University Park area. $485,000.
Call Carol Burke, 941-284-0250 for Details.


THIS IS IT!!! 3 BD, 2 BA, 2 car garage
home. Large open floor plan w/Split
bedrooms. Very clean well maintained
home. Fresh paint inside & out. Newer
septic system, roof & AC. Refreshing pool &
lanai. Relax & enjoy the beautiful
landscaping. Priced at $179,900
Call John Webb 941-916-0034


BANK OWNED WATERFRONT ON 3 ACRES.
House and outbuildings on a beautiful lot on
the Manatee River. Tear down and Rebuild or
renovate existing property. Call Carol Burke,
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Nancy Detert thinks your credit report shouldnt get in the way of you getting a job or a promotion. So she is sponsoring a bill to limit a prospective employers right to see it. I had a mortgage company for 25 years, and Im used to looking at credit reports and seeing whats on them, the Venice Republican said. Theres a lot there that people dont realize. Over-reliance on credit reports in hiring, she said, is another roadblock in Floridas effort to be able to provide workers for the companies its trying to lure to the state. Its compounding the impact of the decision several years ago to reclassify a number of crimes as felonies in an effort to get tough on crime. As a result, people with a conviction for a felony that previously was a third-degree misdemeanor are unemployable. Unless its to ll a position that handles money or trade secrets, for example, your credit is none of an employers business, Detert said. And studies show no correlation between an employees credit and job performance, she added.Detert bill would limit employers using credit reportsBy BOB MUDGESENIOR WRITER NANCY DETERTI had a mortgage company for 25 years, and Im used to looking at credit reports and seeing whats on them. Theres a lot there that people dont realize. Nancy Detert, State Senator DETERT | 5 The 7-Eleven at Laurel Road and U.S. 41, Tamiami Trail North in Nokomis abruptly closed this weekend to the dismay and surprise of hundreds of customers. The store is not a casualty of the recession, but apparently, and surprisingly the victim of the booming economy in Nokomis. For an estimated 35 years, this iconic symbol of the American lifestyle has been a successful business growing steadily until the last decade. Unable to expand due to recent growth on adjoining properties by Walgreens and Bank of America, this popular gas station and convenience store has apparently been strangled by new construction of competitors building larger locations within close proximity. This week, fencing was erected around the 7-Eleven, and the property is for sale. A Nokomis resident commented this was the rst 7-Eleven she had ever known to close. Siesta Key resident Bob Taplinger, owner of the property for the past 25 years, conrmed the national company had completed two long Booming economy closes local convenience storeBy ROGER BUTTONBUSINEWS COLUMNISTECONOMY | 16 PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTONDrivers faced a surprise this week when they found fencing surrounding the 7-Eleven at the junction of Laurel Road and U.S. 41. The 7-Eleven was forced to close because of too much business but no way to expand to compete against nearby, similar businesses. A plan to reopen Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa in North Port was approved Tuesday by Sarasota County commissioners after a 4-1 vote. County Commissioner Joe Barbetta was the only one not to accept a slightly modied version of North Ports proposed plan, approved by the city on Monday. Although progress was made, the Springs will not reopen for swimming only by the rst of the year as some users of the mineral-rich lake had hoped due to a state-required competitive bidding process. County commissioners spent nearly an hour discussing a letter sent by North Port commissioners that requested both boards staffs help design a long-term plan for the day spas operation. The 81-acre Springs, jointly owned by the city and county, closed June 30 after the two boards failed to secure a contract to operate the citys only tourist attraction. The plan includes terms agreed by the majority of both boards during a joint meeting held in April. The plan also has a provision for an optional short-term agreement for the County ready to move forward on Springs planBy SCOTT LOCKWOODSTAFF WRITERSPRINGS | 4 In Punta Gorda, city residents pay only a small portion of county Sheriffs Ofce services. In Venice, city residents pay for all county Sheriffs Ofce services, regardless of whether they use them. Thats the heart of the discussion Venice council members struggled with Monday morning in a workshop. Venice is looking to Punta Gorda as an example of how alternative funding in this case, a Municipal Service Taxing Unit could more appropriately pay for law enforcement. But even that is controver sial. The Sheriff has his own questions about how that would work. In Charlotte County, a third of the property taxes that fund the Sheriffs Ofce comes from city residents, recognizing they receive some benet, like SWAT teams and forensics. People who reside outside Punta Gorda pay a separate county service tax for law enforcement. In Venice, residents pay a city property tax to fund the Venice Police Department, but also pay the same tax as non-city residents to pay for Sarasota County Sheriffs Ofce operations, although deputies do not patrol within the city. Mayor John Holic said City taxes for county Sheriff at core of complicated issueBy GREG GILESNEWS EDITORTAXES | 10 PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELLThousands of people lined the Intracoastal Waterway Saturday to watch the 25th Annual Venice Christmas Boat Parade. There was a chance the event was going to be canceled this year due to lack of participation but after much publicity and last-minute sign-ups, the event saw 45 boats of varying sizes and lengths. People along the shoreline cheered and took photos while boaters cheered back. To view more photos, see Page 17A.Magic on the Water SUN PHOTO BY BOB MUDGEVenice dentist Don Lackey holds a stued dog destined to be a Christmas present for a young boy or girl. His oce has traded teeth-cleanings for new toys each December for 18 years.In the classic Christmas TV show Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer, Hermey is a toy-making elf who would rather be a dentist. Venice dentist Don Lackey doesnt have any ambition to be a toymaker, but he does his share each year to make Christmas brighter for less-fortunate children. For the 18th year, anyone who brings a new, unwrapped toy or combination of toys worth at least $65 to Lackeys ofce, 1900 South Tamiami Trail, Venice, gets a free cleaning, which has a value of $85. But the offer expires Dec. 20, and if you dont already have an appointment, youre out of luck unless theres a cancellation and youre on the call list. You can make a toy donation anyway, or give cash so presents can be bought for older children. Most of the donations each year are for younger children even though they are sought for up to age 18, according to Lindsay Pablo of Lackeys staff. And you can make an appointment for December of 2014. And some people already have. On Tuesday afternoon, it was easy to see that the offer the rst day was Dec. 2 had already attracted a lot of takers who were also givers. The lobby of Lackeys ofce was piled high with toys, and a row of bikes stretched perilously close to the front door. But the haul is only about a third of what will come in by the nal day of the offer, he said. All the toys go to the Venice Police Department for distribution to needy children identied through local schools. VPD typically has to make a couple of pickups to keep the lobby clear enough for patient access, Lackey said. Otherwise, there are toys piled up oor to ceiling three or four layers deep. The donated toys are worth about $10,000-$15,000, he said. It seems to grow each year, Pablo said. Playing Santa is something Lackey learned as a child in Alabama from his father and grandfather, whose service organizations teamed up each Christmas to provide food to families in need. Lackey usually spent Christmas Eve helping with deliveries.Dentist plays Santa again this yearBy BOB MUDGESENIOR WRITERSANTA | 9 fVENICE s 7LOCAL NEWS COVER TO COVER FLORIDA'S NO.1 WEEKLY NEWSPAPER........................................................................................................L'+ aS 0.0 norItit6i 1AoI A ll177 05252 10075 0

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013 SUN NEWSPAPERS 3A The tools changed, but the blueprint hope for families remains the same. Judy Wilcoxs tenure as executive director of Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County ends when she retires in February. One of her legacies will be that the organization adapted well to the recession and the real estate downturn. Habitats primary mission is to enlist volunteers to build modest homes that are purchased by low-income but qualied buyers seeking home ownership. But during the recession, Habitat shifted gears and participated with federal, state and local governments and other nonprots in the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Many area families lost their homes due to foreclosure during the recession. This creative federal program, administered by the Sarasota Ofce of Housing and Community Development, enabled low-income homeowners to purchase foreclosed homes. Through the NSP, Habitat received more than $2 million to purchase 25 foreclosed homes from 2009-2013, renovate them in a cost-effective manner and sell them to partner families. The homes were made available in half the time it takes to own a typical, newly constructed Habitat home. While other nonprot organizations and countless businesses reliant on construction and real estate oundered or failed during the recession, Habitat was busier than ever. We would not have been able to do as many houses in a short period of time without the government program, Wilcox said. Now 69, Wilcox took the helm as Habitats rst full-time executive director in October of 2004. Prior to her tenure, the organization had placed 27 partner families in homes, since its founding in 1992. Under her leadership, Habitat has placed 71 families in South County homes and there are 15-20 families in the pipeline. Judy Wilcox truly transformed Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, said Sandra Terry, executive director of the Laurel Civic Association since 1998. She brought the organization into the future and into the community at large on all fronts. Habitat has focused on areas north of Venice in recent years, rst with Garden Park, a townhome community off U.S. 41 in Nokomis, and now with Laurel Gardens, six single-family homes in various stages of planning off Collins Road. Wilcox said she is proudest of the number of homes that Habitat has matched with families that never would have had that opportunity. Tasked to build homes, sometimes Wilcox helped tear down stereotypes as well. She went out of her way to bring to fruition our quaint little neighbor hood, Garden Park resident Stacey Chaisson said. She fought the proverbial City Hall, as well as an adjacent neighborhood, that felt we werent up to their standards. Little did these neighbors know that most families living here at Garden Park were not looking for a hand out, but a hand up and affordable mortgages so they could better their lives. But Judy did. Habitats annual budget is close to $2 million, 10 times what it was in 2004. But the typical partner family hasnt changed much over the years. Some 65 percent are single mothers with children, while 10 percent are single fathers. The rest are two-parent families, seniors and the disabled. Calling herself a mission-driven person, Wilcox said now its time to do something else. Its time to give more time to my husband (Mack) and family. They have a number of godchildren, nieces and nephews. Michelle Hazeltine, chair of the Habitat board, said she hopes the board will hire Wilcoxs successor by Jan. 1. Its not just a social organization, Hazeltine said of Habitat. Were a developer, a builder. We do all kinds of stuff. 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4A SUN NEWSPAPERS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013 winner of the long-term contract. The letter asked the county to allow the city to seek a management agreement with a company to reopen the spa for the interim, until a long-term vendor is selected. For the rst time in a long time, we had some good, solid discussion on what needed to be done and everybody was in agreement except one, said North Port Mayor Jim Blucher, who attended Tuesdays county meeting in South Venice. The per manent x to this is the long-term agreement. County Commissioner Christine Robinson said it was the rst time the city presented a plan. This is signicant progress in my view and Im very encouraged by it, Robinson said. County commissioners agreed to the letter, but added a deadline of Sept. 1, 2014, for the long-term contract. They voiced concerns that a short-term operator which could be selected within the next few months could become the long-term operator without a competitive bidding process. Robinson said that if the county didnt follow state law on competitive bidding, the county could be subject to several lawsuits that would keep the Springs closed for a long time. Blucher claried North Ports stance that the short-term manager would have an option to bid on the long-term operation. We needed to make sure that happened to make this a competitive process and make sure that well have a longterm plan in place, Robinson said. Were on our way. The county also agreed with the citys request to move forward with costs for a U.S. Geological Survey hydrological study of the Springs, previously agreed to by both boards. The study could be time-consuming and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Barbetta disagreed with North Ports proposal, saying, Were back to where we were in the beginning. He supports the original invitation to negotiate that was unan imously agreed by both boards in a joint meeting in July 2012. Barbetta had some pointed words for some of the North Port commissioners, leading Blucher to say he was worried about a future joint meeting on the Springs between the boards. Im telling you right now that nothing is going to happen in North Port until theres an election ... and I still believe that, Barbetta said. One of the commissioners came around because there is an election coming up. Thats the reality right now. Theyre playing with $5.5 million (paid by the city and county for the Springs) in taxpayer money and costing their citizens by jerking this process around for the last couple of years. Ive got no faith that sitting at a table with them is going to make anything change. County Commission Chairwoman Carolyn Mason said it was time to move on from the past. Robinson agreed. It looks like everybody has agreed that we need to get this open and we need to set a long-term plan in place, Robinson said. 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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013 SUN NEWSPAPERS 5A She hopes her bill will curtail the use of credit reports in favor of more important factors. Very few jobs should require a credit report, she said. If youre not distracted by the credit, maybe youre more focused on the employees and whether they t in your organization. Specically, Senate Bill 324 would generally prohibit an employer from using your credit report or credit history in deciding whether to hire you or promote you, how much to pay you or what the other conditions of your employment would be. The law wouldnt apply to employers authorized or required by law to inquire about your credit, or in hiring to ll a position in a nancial institution. A prospective employer could still check your credit for other purposes, with your permission, in six instances, including if its regarding a management position or one that involves public safety. The bill allows someone whose rights were violated to enjoin the employer from the practice and to sue for actual damages and costs, but not attorney fees. An employer who is sued can ask that the aggrieved job applicant post a bond as protection against damages including attorney fees it might suffer if the case is frivolous. Those provisions were included to allay concerns that the bill might be the basis for lawsuits claiming someone wasnt hired because of his or her credit history, Detert said. She said she isnt concerned that not being able to use credit reports in hiring might inhibit a company from coming to Florida. In response to an email inquiry, Carole Reams, product manager at PGT Industries, said the citys largest employer wouldnt be affected by Deterts bill. The bill passed through the Commerce and Tourism Committee that Detert chairs by an 8-1 vote Monday. It still needs to get through the Judiciary, Government Oversight and Accountability and Rules committees, as well as passage by the full Senate and the House, and be signed by the governor. If all that happens, it would become law on July 1, 2014.Email: bmudge@venicegondolier.comDETERTFROM PAGE 1 Its ofcial. The Venice Symphony has found a new home, although it will be some time before they can move in. The city of Venice signed off this week on a user agreement for the new Performing Arts Center under construction at Venice High. The agreement includes a 30-year lease allowing the Venice Symphony to inhabit the Music Suite behind the arts center. The Sarasota County School Board already signed off on the deal. Its going to be an incredible opportunity not only for us but for the community, said the Symphonys executive director, Doug Kerr. In my 30 years in Sarasota County, Ive never experienced this kind of partnership. Its unique and remarkable. The (school district) was open to all of our questions, concerns and disagreements. Former Symphony board member Jim Renz, a retired school super intendent, called the Performing Arts Center a landmark, and the partnership between the city, school district and local arts groups a model for other communities throughout the country. (Youve) provided an opportunity to build a major beacon of light for years to come, Renz said. (N)ot only for the students we presently have, but for those that will follow. Its a unique effort (that) will make a positive impact on the community. Its a little too soon to talk about a celebration, although thats what Kerr and Renz were up to immediately after the Venice City Council approved the user agreement. The buildings arent expected to be ready until November 2014. The Venice High Music Suite will, by then, be vacated. It will serve as rehearsal space for the Symphony and storage space for their instru ments and other gear. Kerr said he was excited about being able to have students and other musical groups rehearse with the Symphony once theyre nally in the space. City and county ofcials were just as excited. This happened as a result of your having a vision, the School Board having a vision and collaboration, said Scott Lempe, chief operating ofcer with Sarasota County Schools. Its a jewel for the community that will benet tens of thousands of high school students in addition to other arts groups. Im looking froward to the day when the Venice Symphony and the Venice High School Chorus and Venice High Band are on the stage together. City Council Member Jeanette Gates said she still had one concern with the high school rehab project creating a turn lane arrow to make it safer for students and others to turn onto Indian Avenue from U.S. 41 Venice Business. I dont want to wait until there is a catastrophe or death, Gates said. Im asking the school board to assist us. 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BUSINESS MATTERSCONTACT US RONALD DUPONT JR. EDITOR 941-207-1218 rdupont@venicegondolier.com SUN NEWSPAPERS 6A WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11, 2013 Let people work until they are 90. That is the philosophy of Howard Halpin. At 91, Howard is managing director of Turbine Weld at 402 Substation Road. He expects to be working for as long as he lives and offers his per ception of the changing working environment and future. With a warm, friendly, amusing nature, he said, I have my reservation at the National Cemetery and I have told my daughter, If you hear a thump at the ofce, call Farley (Funeral Directors) as I have my reservation! Born in Troy, N.Y., he attended Catholic school for eight years, then military high school for four years. At the outbreak of WWII, he entered the Navy in 1942 for a great career and although he tried, he never got into battles. Always getting nailed as the guy who would run things, a green horn 19-year-old became the Company Commander in Boot Camp, moving on to become an aerial gunner and radio man at Jacksonville in 1946. Studying electrical engineering at a university, he obtained a commission in the Navy. Joining General Electric testing electronics, he rotated around cities in New York and Massachusetts. He then moved into aerospace and worked on an electro-mechanical device activating the direction of bullets red toward approaching aircraft. Retiring at 65 with 41 years service at GE, his son persuaded Halpin to re-start the Vermontbased business and he agreed to a two-year stint. Obtaining the nancing, they restarted the business with six employees. Turbine Weld repairs hot section parts where the burning of the fuel takes place in propeller jet aircraft turbine engines. The fuel spurts in jets, ignited by spark points; it expands, driving through the turbine to spin the propellers. These items cost from $15,000 to $125,000 for a large hot section. To avoid Vermont state taxes, in 1993 they moved the business with 25 employees to Venice. Now they have grown to 42 employees, working on 2to 30-seat propeller aircraft engines and even the new drones. His son is president, traveling and managing sales, and two other sons are with the company. The production manager is his daughter, and the plant manager a former next door neighbor from Vermont. Although Halpin has the title managing director, he considers himself the treasurer because he manages the money. Additionally for 20 years, he has handled any legal issues and closes the books monthly. He works 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and knows all the employees and every aspect of the production. The worst job I have is president of the condo owners association, he said. My main job is taking care of my spouse. She has a nurse ve days and I care for her at all other times. By Sunday night, I am exhausted. They were both in the Navy and his wife is precisely four days older. He tells a cute story recalling when he was born. They took him to a room full of babies. Looking around, he saw a hot babe. He decided he would look her up when he was 17, and the rest is history. They have been married 65 years, have 8 children and several grandchildren. In 70 years, the world has changed and he witnessed it at GE. Compared to today, Halpin said the loyalty business has become hardnosed and brutal with competition only good for productivity. Turbine Weld is small business depending upon their employees, he said. It will take a long time before prop engines disappear, but they will as engines change. There are still things requiring the kind of work we do and I see this business lasting a long time. The major change he has seen is the country going from a manufacturer and designer to a country in the business of making money, not making things. There is more to self-worth than doing nothing for your money, he said. We are going to run out of knowledgeable people, he said. I regret to see people retire at 65, and some at 55, because it is throwing away valuable assets. The whole country is in an oh boy do this without working mental state. I would like to see it return to everybody feeling they have got to be useful. If more people were in that mode, I think we would have more jobs. Still working at 91, Halpin wishes others wouldnt retire earlyBy ROGER BUTTONBUSINEWS COLUMNIST PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTONSeated at his oce desk working on the computer is Howard Halpin. At 91, he is managing director and treasurer of Turbine Weld. Stacy Huggins, owner of Dogs of Venice Mobile Salon of South Venice, offers dog-grooming on wheels in her enclosed trailer. Her residential and commercial services in clude grooming even if you bring your dog to work! Regardless of where she grooms your dog, whether it is in the trailer outside your home or outside your business, she generally needs about one hour. She focuses on small dogs weighing 18 pounds or less, and the service includes bathing and drying, hair cutting, ear cleaning and nail cutting. From Long Island, N.Y., she was a dental receptionist for ve years, then studied at college to be a veterinarian but did not want to deal with surgery and the emotions and moved in 1988 to Florida. Acquiring Cape Critters Mobile in 1998, she groomed dogs in Cape Coral for 14 years. Moving to Missouri for two years, she continued grooming, and then returned to Cape Coral, continuing grooming. This year, she relocated the business to South Venice and started new services. Her services are 90 percent powered by solar panels on the top of the trailer. Open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; call 941-786-7877.RumorSuggestions that a Michaels store was preparing to open in the former Kmart location on U.S. 41 Bypass appear to be just a rumor. Here is the response I got to an inquiry, We dont have any information about a Michaels opening in Venice, but if that changes, Ill be sure to let you know.Calusa ParkFor readers who missed the report in October, Calusa Park will be a walled community of 88 single-family homes with gated entry from Laurel Road. Infrastructure work is due to be completed early 2014. Contractor and developer CPLP Lots LLC is contracted to sell the development to national builders D.R. Horton, which will build and sell the homes.Tasting BenefitEnjoy the Holiday Tasting Bonanza this Friday, Dec. 13, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Brindleys Liquors, 421 Tamiami Trail South across from Venice Regional Medical Center. Proceeds benet Plantation Golf & Country Club Community Foundation.Restaurants UpdateFor returning snowbirds, here is a restaurant update. On West Venice Avenue, Cassariano has moved, opened and doubled in size. Ristorante San Marco is new, has opened as is nearby Caf Panani; Caf Europe is planned to open soon. The Brewhouse, for merly TJ Carneys, opens soon; Made In Italy has opened Italian Lounge. Darrells Restaurant opened in the Brickyard on the Bypass; Nearby Mi Pueblo is opening its lounge soon. The Living Room in South Venice is open near Crest Cadillac. Marker 4 at Fishermans Wharf opens soon; Carrabbas Italian Grill next to Dennys on South Trail is coming next year. Caf Evergreen in Nokomis next to Captain Eddies is opening soon. Plaza Mexico is open next to Ramada Venice Resorts Waves Grill on the Bypass. Pavilion Grill is open next to the Legacy Trail overpass on the Bypass; Left Coast Seafood is open in a new location at the former Crossroads on the Bypass and Fins at Sharkys Restaurant is opening soon.Children First at PGTPGT Industries donated $5,000 to Sarasota Countys Children First, having embraced the nonprot at the start of 2013. Earlier in the year, 35 PGT employees completed maintenance and landscaping projects at two Children First facilities in Sarasota. PGT Vice President Debbie LaPinska organized the workday event, which included time to interact with the children and staff. More recently, PGT was a sponsor of the Flip Flops and Fashion luncheon, as well as the rst annual Rockin Lobster dinner and silent auction.Sandy Claws Beach RunSarasota County Parks and Recreation 37th annual Sandy Claws Beach Run is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14, at Sarasotas Siesta Beach. Starts at 7 a.m.; fun run begins at 8 a.m. with the 5K race starting at 8:20 a.m. Awards for rstthrough sixth-place nishers in each age group; call 941-861-5000.Venetian ExpertVenetian Golf & River Club expert Jody Skapyak, a licensed Realtor since 2004, joins the Re/Max Alliance Group Venice ofce. Editors Note: Service and product information in this column should not be taken as an endorsement of the business. Send your news of a news business opening, an expansion, a relocation or other signicant event to rogerbutton@ verizon.net.Venice now has solar-powered dog-grooming service BusinewsRoger Button At this time of the year, as the holiday season gets in full swing, there is a bigger incentive for burglars to break into homes, taking treasured possessions just to resell for pennies on the dollar. Recently, this happened in the Nokomis community when a friend returned home after church and lunch on a Sunday morning. The lock on the sliding patio door had been forced to gain entry. The closets were in disorder, clothes and accessories strewn around and drawers emptied, with the contents on the oor. But worse was to come when the elderly occupants found treasured rings and jewelry missing along with her husbands watch. Has this ever happened to you? she asked. Why did they take my rings, which I had for so many years? Look at my ngers now. I have no jewelry to wear. To neighbors, this is a warning, but to the victims, it is a personal loss. In this instance, occupants in neighboring single-family homes on either side of the victims home sat on their lanai reading newspapers and eating lunch, unaware of the break-in. Perhaps the burglary could not have been stopped, but security ofcials have repeatedly said that simple deter rents tted to doors and windows can discourage burglars. For less than $8, sliding doors can be secured with the easily tted adhesive Bandit Bars or by drilling and tting the Burglar Night Pin to the doors. Both these items and a selection of home security items are available from Kiles Ace Hardware at 640 North Tamiami Trail near RaceTrac in Nokomis. They also can be pur chased from Ace locations and other hardware stores. A professionally installed security system in the home operated by a control panel connected to various sensors tted to locations throughout the home provides additional security, providing it is used whenever the property is unoccupied. Alarm warning signs displayed around the property are an asset. Security ofcials ask residents to be vigilant. Be aware of what is happening around the neighborhood. Those seeing strangers should call 911. A 911 call costs nothing and could lead to the detention of those in a community with criminal intent.Simple devices can lock sliding glass doorsBy ROGER BUTTONBUSINEWS COLUMNIST The unemployment rate last month continued to drop across Southwest Florida, an indication the snowbirds have landed. The state Department of Economic Opportunity reported that Charlotte, Sarasota and DeSoto counties all showed improvement in October from the previous month and, more signicantly, from the same time last year. Charlottes unemploy ment has fallen steadily from 8.4 percent in October 2012 to 7.0 per cent in September to 6.6 percent last month, the DEO reports. Similarly, Sarasota and DeSoto counties saw a decrease in the unemploy ment rate. In Sarasota, unemployment fell from 6.6 percent in September to 6.4 percent last month. In October 2012, the jobless rate was 8.2 percent. In DeSoto County, unemployment fell from 8.3 percent in September to 7.7 percent last month, a substantial 2.1 per centage-point drop from October 2012. Overall, the region fared better than the state and the nation, which reported seasonally adjusted unemployment rates in October of 6.7 percent and 7.3 percent, respectively. The local job market typically experiences a boost in season, which generally begins in October and continues through spring. Regional gures, which are not seasonally adjusted to account for uctuations in areas such as tourism and agriculture, are reported differently than state and federal rates, which are seasonally adjusted. Weve had a lot of seasonal hiring going on, said Debbie Guilbault, center supervisor for Southwest Florida Works in Charlotte County. Major retailers particularly are hiring. The hospitality industry and UPS also are adding new workers, she said. Adding to this optimism is that several new restaurants recently opened in the county and others are taking on more workers, a response to the annual migration of snowbirds, she said. This is the rst time in ve years that weve seen such a great wave of seasonal hiring, Guilbault said. Seasonal hiring is always good, but this year it has denitely increased. Our problem is we cant get enough job seekers in here to ll employer needs. Tampering down the enthusiasm is that most of the hiring is for low-wage positions, she said. In addition, at this point it is unknown how many of the temporary jobs will last through the holidays or the entire tourist season. However, the regions employment trend is certainly good news for an ailing economy. Economists consider an unemployment rate of about 4 percent to 6 percent to be healthy. Lower rates are seen as inationary due to the upward pressure on salaries; higher rates threaten a decrease in consumer spending. Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in October 2013, down 0.1 percentage points over the month, and down 1.5 percentage points from 8.2 percent a year ago, according to the DEO. The states October rate was the lowest since August 2008, when it also was 6.7 percent. Floridas unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the U.S. rate of 7.3 percent in October and was below the national rate for the eighth consecutive month. October 2013 was the 39th consecutive month with positive annual job growth after the state lost jobs for more than three years. Nationally, the number of people ling for new unemployment benets fell for the fth time in six weeks, another sign of an improving labor market.Email: groberts@sun-herald.comHolidays boost hiring as unemployment rate dropsBy GARY ROBERTSSTAFF WRITER I \' ,,ii -ra p.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013 SUN NEWSPAPERS 7A Leaving this week are a young couple who arrived in Venice three years ago and took on the challenge of renovating a derelict gas station to create an organic specialty store. Wednesday is the last day; the new owners are coming in Thursday, said Karen King, who with husband Bob have decided to give up retailing and go into farming. It was June of 2011 after months of renovations they opened Choices Natural Market at 737 Tamiami Trail South across from Village on the Isle. Specializing in organic produce, meats, bulk grains, organic and allergen-free groceries and supplements, they saw a big opportunity. We got into this because of our passion, but we do not really have the business background, King said. The new own ers say they are going to expand and improve the business. Because they have more money than we do, they are making it more streamlined. The Kings had been operating a similar store in Illinois for eight years before they came to Venice. Although they had no intention of opening another store, they needed jobs and as there was a hole in the market, they decided to open the store. The location they chose was originally a gas station that had become almost derelict. It was overgrown and had no parking lot. Together they toiled to improve it, eventually opening Choices in June of 2011. The mom and pop stores are of the past and the reason is the competitiveness of the grocery industry, she said. Margins are real tight and you have to sell a lot of products to make money to support your family. When they rst opened, people were being referred to their store from the supermarkets. Now those supermarkets sell organic produce. Costs are higher for the Kings because they are small and can only buy much smaller orders, competing with giant chains. The consumer does not understand and if it is 20 cents more, they just go somewhere else, King said. In days of old, the grocery store was the hub of conversation when buying groceries, something you do not get at other places. Personal interaction is not in the larger supermarket. This week, when they have sold their business, they will be driving north. Plans are to buy some land probably near Gainesville, because it is less expensive. They will open an organic farm, becoming certied to grow produce for the community, selling it at Farmers Markets, stores like Choices and restaurants. Again we will follow our passion and belief in supporting the local community and economy with social responsibility as we take up the challenge by becoming organic farmers, she said.Choices for the Kings is to move onBy ROGER BUTTONBUSINEWS COLUMNIST PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTONKaren and Bob King, who three years ago transformed this building from an old gas station into an organic specialty store, have decided to give up retailing and go into farming. 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8A SUN NEWSPAPERS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013 Royce M. Harris Royce M. Harris, age 71, of Venice, Fla., died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Venice, Fla. He was born May 26, 1942, in Anniston, Ala., to William and Cleo Formby Harris. He was a maritime engineer and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Dorothy Jones; and brothers Davis Harris and Robert Harris. Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Wilma Harris, of Venice, Fla.; and daughter and son-inlaw, Robin and Danny Sacksteder, and grandson Dylan Sacksteder, of North Port, Fla. Other survivors include David Sparks and family of Knoxville, Tenn., Wayne Seale and family of Nellysford, Va., and special nephew, Lewis Jones of Alabama. He is also survived by brother, Bill Harris of Melbourne, Fla., and sisters, Anne Bateman of Hutchison, Kan., and Margaret Henry of Monroe, Mich. Services: A Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Venice Church of the Nazarene, 1535 E. Venice Ave., Venice, Fla., with visitation beginning at 4:15 p.m. Farley Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Interment will be at a later date at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Arkadelphia, Ark. To send condolences, visit FarleyFuneralhHome. com. Contributions: Memorial donations may be made to the Childrens Department at Venice Church of the Nazarene, or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at JDRF.org.Fredric M. SomachFredric M. Somach passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Dr. Somach was a neurosurgeon at Venice Hospital and volunteered medical services to the Senior Friendship Center and South County Clinic after his retirement. In the interim, he successfully completed one full year at Stetson Law School but realized he would rather do anything in medicine. He was a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of Chamber Music America. Fredric is survived by his wife, Roberta, whom he married in 1960; their son, Stephen and his wife, Martha, of Cleveland, Ohio, and grandchildren, David and Sara; their son, William of Nokomis, Fla.; and their daughter, Susan, of Atlanta, Ga., her son Jasper, and siblings, Tessa and Sasha. His other daughter, Robin, died at 18 months. He is also survived by his sister, Beverly Somach, of New York City, and her four children, Jeffrey, Wendy, Sabrina and Daniel; and sisterin-law, Sue Robinson and husband, Murray, from Bloomington, Ind., their son, Andy, and twin daughters, Roberta and Nancy. Born in Manhattan, Oct. 8, 1930, to Samuel Nathan and Beatrice Ross Somach, Fred and his sister grew up on the Lower East Side. He attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City, where he was concertmaster and soloist with the school orchestra. He majored in musicology and literature at Syracuse University, performed as a member of an outstand ing student string quartet and played in the citys professional orchestra. He subsequently graduated with high honors from the medical school at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. Fred spoke French uently and traveled Europe on a motor scooter. After completing his medical internship and neurosurgical residency in Philadelphia, Pa., he joined a group specialty practice in Flint, Mich., and served on the medical staffs of the three major hospitals. The family enjoyed the medical and cultural life of the city, but Florida beckoned. Having obtained his Florida medical license early in his career, Fredric nally moved the family to Sarasota County in 1977 to establish a new medical practice and continue to pursue his passion for music. He became the neurosur geon at Venice Hospital and was on staff at hospitals in Englewood and Charlotte County. His wife became active in the community. All of Fred and Robertas children participated in performing arts throughout their school years, Stephen as a cellist, Susan as a ballet dancer and utist and William as a violinist and violist. Stephen graduated from Riverview High School, Susan from Pine View and William from Venice High, each eventually becoming a doctor, a lawyer and a journalist and musician, respectively. Meanwhile, Fred the violinist continued to be a patron of the arts and enjoy classical chamber music sessions in the home with accomplished musicians like David Cohen and Ciel Newman. A highlight was a family quartet with Fred, his sons Bill and Steve and friend Mischa Koskoff participating in a master class with the famous Guarneri Quartet during its residency in Tampa, Fla. In recent years, he has had the pleasure of playing wonderful works for string quartet with Steve on cello, Bill on viola and grandson David on violin. And so the musical legacy lives on! Services: A private family service is planned. Contributions: Memorial donations toward a medical legacy may be made to Gulf Coast Community Foundation.Paul R. Vachon Paul R. Vachon, age 75, of Venice, Fla., passed away peacefully at home Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, after a long illness. He was born in Manchester, N.H., on Feb. 24, 1938, to Larry and Rolande Vachon. He attended local schools, then, after a three-year tour in the U.S. Army, graduated from New England College in Henniker, N.H. Paul is survived by his wife, Marie Laronde Vachon, of Venice, Fla.; his children, Christine Radavich and husband, Jim, of East Hampton, Conn., Louise Vachon of Cromwell, Conn., Larry Vachon of Manchester, Conn., and Patricia Zima and husband, Jim, of Manchester, Conn.; and a sister, Suzanne Vachon, of Manchester, N.H. He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Kevin and Renee Radavich, of East Hampton, Conn. Paul spent 33 years in the corrugated package industry mostly with Continental/ Stone Container out of Portland, Conn., where he won numerous sales awards. He also was very active in his hometown politics in Ellington, Conn., where he was elected to various boards and commissions, most notably the Board of Selectmen, the Board of Education, the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Parks Commission. He also was a Republican Town Chairman for 10 years. Among other activities, he was a member and president of the New England College Association for six years, and in Venice, Fla., he served as a member and president of the Meadow Run Homeowners Association and the East Village Master Association over a 10-year period. Among his favorite pastimes were playing golf, volleyball and softball. Paul also enjoyed his Boston Red Sox and NASCAR, but most especially being a member and president of the Connecticut Society of Ferroequinologists and model railway engineers in Manchester, Conn. Services: A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Venice, Fla., Monday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. Farley Funeral Home, Venice, Fla., is handling the arrangements. To send condolences, visit FarleyFuneralHome.com. Contributions: Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Salvation Army or Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.Dorothy A. ZimmerDorothy Alice Zimmer, 90, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Venice Regional Medical Center with family present. Dorothy was born in Haverhill, Mass., July 5, 1923, the daughter of William and Marion Smith. Dorothy was the wife of Andrew Stasiowski for 36 years, and after Andrew passed away she was married to Mike Zimmer for 27 years. He has also passed away. She is survived by her brother, James Smith; her sister, Marge Johnson; her two daughters, Rose Mary Crampton and Linda Merrield Powell; her son, Andrew William Stasiowski, and daughterin-law, Lillian; her grandchildren, Laurie Sullivan, Michael Ryan, Jeffrey, Joseph, Paula and William Stasiowski and Jeffrey and Jamie Merrield; and 15 great-grandchildren. Dorothy lived in Lowell, Mass., for many years, then moved to Hudson, N.H. She moved to Venice, Fla., in 1983. She worked at Sylvania and Raytheon Electronics as an electrical engineer in Massachusetts. After moving to Florida, she was a hospice volunteer for many years, and then volunteered at the Venice Health Park. She was active in the Venice Church of the Nazarene nursing home ministry until her illness. She enjoyed family, friends, gardening, crafts, puzzles, bingo and lunch at the Senior Friendship Center. She loved the Lord and was a member of Venice Church of the Nazarene. She will be greatly missed. 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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013 SUN NEWSPAPERS 9A A Venice man already in jail on burglary charges is facing new charges of falsely imper sonating a police ofcer. According to Sarasota Police Department reports: Frank Molnar, 20, of the 500 block of Bafn Drive in South Venice, attempted a home invasion robbery in Sarasota in late April, telling the victim he was Sarasota Police. On April 30, Molnar allegedly tried to get into a home in the 1300 block of 19th Street in Sarasota. The victim told detectives he was lying down in his bedroom when he heard a loud knock at the front door. The victim heard the suspect announce Sarasota Police several times. When the victim looked out the window, he saw a tall, hooded white male wearing a black vest with the word SWAT written in white letters on the front. The suspect was wearing black gloves and was armed with a black handgun. The suspect tried to gain entry into the home by kicking at the front door but the door didnt open. The victim, suspecting Molnar wasnt a real police ofcer, said he could see the man shaking. Molnar then ed. The victim told detectives he was suspicious because he believed if the suspect was a real police ofcer he would have already made entry. The victim armed himself with a knife, then chased Molnar, rst on foot, and then in a vehicle, where he nally stopped and confronted the would-be robber. who was by then shirtless. Molnar apparently had ditched the face mask, black T-shirt and vest, gloves and black boots and handgun. The defendant then ed, again. The victim described Molnar as in his 20s, thin build, blond dreadlocks and wire rim glasses, with a gun tattoo on his stomach. On Nov. 11, police showed the victim a lineup where he picked Molnar out as the suspect. Molnar was already in the Sarasota County Jail on unrelated burglary charges, picked up on Nov. 27. Molnar was charged on Dec. 3 with the additional felony charge of impersonating an ofcer.Safety reminderLaw enforcement agencies remind residents, if youre stopped by a police ofcer or an ofcer comes to your door, you can always call your local police departments non-emergency dispatch number to conrm a legitimate contact. If you come in contact with a police ofcer, they will: Provide their name upon request If in plain clothes, identify themselves when taking action Inform you why they are there What to you do if a police ofcer comes to your door? An ofcer could be at a home for a number of reasons: Interview you or a member of your household as a witnesses to an incident that is being investigated Make a notication Serve an arrest warrant Serve a search warrant Ofcers will never run from a home (as Molnar did in this case) What can you do? You may ask for identication. The ofcer should willingly provide identication and state the purpose for being there. If the ofcers have a warrant, you may ask to see a copy of it. Arrest warrants are centrally led and the ofcers may not have it in their possession. A copy can be provided at a later date.Fake cop chickens out, flees from victimBy GREG GILESNEWS EDITOR MOLNAR Eighteen years ago, he decided people in this area needed help, too, but wanted to go about providing it in a different way. People dont realize how many needy families there are within a 2to 3-mile radius, Lackey said. VPD ofcers used to deliver the toys, and he would sometimes ride along. Now they hold a party and distribute the toys then. Either way, for Lackey its a labor of love. I enjoy doing it, he said. Ive been blessed.Email: bmudge@venicegondolier.comSANTAFROM PAGE 1 SUN PHOTO BY BOB MUDGEThe front desk in dentist Don Lackeys oce is unapproachable, thanks to the mountain of toys donated by his patients. 481063 EATWHATYOUWANT PRESERVEJAWBONE&BEAUTYArthurI.Acker,D.M.D. NicoleR.Lehninger,D.M.D. FLORIDA DENTAL IMPLANT CENTER rf ntValuedat$375bfnnnn fff RSVPforyou andafriendSAY n TOIMPLANT SECUREDDENTURES WANTTOFEEL MORECONFIDENT ABOUTYOURSMILE?rf nnnftbbb 481028 FREE IMPLANT DISCUSSION December 11, 2013 at 4:00 PM RSVP for you and a f riend 1HEPERFTEC IWAYTOGEFONT li -EN I CSTr 7'YJT //JI J14Kgold earrings in Venice largest selection ofyellow, white and rose gold, diamond ring mounting,over 275 in stock over 150 to choose from1-1I( If7,ite Goll Bt,z'I S:t Clvcferboard Cat Ladies Diamond Sidmiajf Cross Ring,Ametbvst orBlue 1 cpaz.A,,! Jace $179 Available ii,14Kyellow, while orMatcbiar, eunrras rrl
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10A SUN NEWSPAPERS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013 he would like to see a system where city residents only pay for the services they receive. He said 66 percent of the $100 million Sheriffs Ofce operating budget goes toward road patrols for a service they dont receive. Is it equitable? Holic asked fellow council members at a Monday morning workshop. Holic brought in Florida League of Cities representative Ken Small to explain how it could be done. In Charlotte County, they recognize they receive some benets. That where the one third (of their property taxes for law enforcement) goes into the general fund. The unincorporated area pays two thirds. Thats where Id start, Small said. Small said adopting MSTU agreements is no easy task and is politically tricky, and can take years to achieve. I did some research in trying to gure out why Sarasota County (does things) a little different. I guess they havent embraced MSTUs. I understand (former County Administrator) Jim Ley wasnt familiar with them and (his successor, former County Administrator) Randy Reid wasnt here long enough (to implement them). Randys two previous counties used (them) quite a bit, Small said. The problem for county commissioners is that its a shift of $44 million to the unincorporated area, Small pointed out. In short, Small said it would take all the munic ipalities to join together to make any political headway. Holic said hed bring up the issue at the next Council of Governments breakfast to see if theres any interest among other cities like Sarasota and North Port. The city of Sarasota, said Small, would stand to gain the most, from the switch to MSTU funding for Sheriffs road patrols. If we had all the cities in the county singing the same tune, theyd have to listen, said Venice Council Member Bob Daniels. It really comes down to fairness and the use of Venice taxpayer dollars. Thats our responsibility. Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight said hes skeptical of the idea. Its an interesting subject, Knight said. (But) I wouldnt compartmentalize just road patrols. Can the city protect itself without those additional services that are partially funded by the citizens the civil law process, warrants, emergency response team, bomb squad, SWAT all the things the city doesnt have? Can they provide the right security without those things? It isnt about paying for them when you use them. They dont get used a lot, thankfully. Its about the maintenance of those services (so theyre available) when theyre used. Do you have FPL turn off your electricity when you leave the house each morning? No. Knight said if theres a nancial audit capable of delineating the cost of each service accurately, he hasnt seen it yet. Ive never had a professor explain how you can delineate the cost of public safety, and drill down into the exact number because it runs across all jurisdictions and even personnel. Just having the discus sion is demoralizing for local law enforcement, he said. If they want to conduct an appropriate nancial audit, I am more than willing to discuss that. The doors always open.Email: ggiles@venicegondolier.comTAXESFROM PAGE 1 State researchers are still gathering data, but from all indications, this year may not be record-breaking, but it has been a banner year for sea turtle nesting. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission researchers still are gathering reports on sea turtle nesting throughout the state, but indications from 26 selected index beaches are that this year saw high numbers of loggerhead, green and leatherback sea turtle nests. According to the FWC website www.myfwc. com, reports show nearly 45,000 loggerheads nests on Florida beaches. In 1998, loggerheads peaked at 59,918 reported nests on index beaches. Leatherback nests dropped from a 600 nest peak to 322 nests this year. However, those nest counts are higher than what was seen in the early and mid-1990s, when less than 100 nests were reported. The real jump has been in green turtle nesting. In fact, the state is seeing a record number of green turtle nests. This year, the nests jumped from slightly more than 10,000 in 2009, to more than 25,000 this year. We are astounded and pleased by the high number of green turtle nests documented in 2013, said Blair Witherington, FWC research scientist, in a prepared statement last month. It looks like the years of conservation efforts for this endangered species are paying off. Locally, the sea turtle nesting season extends from May 1 to Oct. 31, and the reports are good. It wasnt the most nests weve ever had, but it was a great year for hatching, Brenda Bossman said. Shes the primary permit holder overseeing voluntary sea turtle patrols on Knight and Don Pedro islands. On Knight and Don Pedro, last year was a record year with 319 loggerhead nests reported. However Bossman said 14,792 eggs hatched this year, while only 8,468 eggs hatched last year. The reason was only 40 nests were affected this year by storms, she said. In 2012, most of our nests more than half were affected by storms. Like elsewhere in Florida, Bossman reported 17 green turtle nests, compared with ve nests in 2012, and a previous record of eight nests. The numbers may seem low since most green turtles nest on Floridas Atlantic beaches. (Green sea turtles) used to be here, she said. Mote Marine Laboratory oversees sea turtle nesting from Longboat Key south to Venice. According to Motes website, www. mote.org, this year was a near-record for logger heads, and nearly doubled the expected green turtle nests. This season saw 2,247 loggerhead nests, of which 896 were on Casey Key, and 316 on Venice beaches. Mote also reported 30 green turtle nests, of which 16 were on Casey Key, and one in Venice. The Coastal Wildlife Club oversees sea turtle nesting on Manasota Key. 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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013 SUN NEWSPAPERS 11A Venice Police ofcers arrested two people accused of armed home invasion in Bradenton. On Dec. 8 around 4:30 a.m., ofcers received a be-on-the-lookout notice. The license tag on the vehicle being driven by suspects of a Manatee County home invasion, Jeffrey Rhyan McGhee, 25, and Clara K. Edwards, 24, indicated the vehicle was registered to a Venice resident. A Venice police ofcer recognized the vehicle in the area of Pinebrook and Edmondson Roads. He followed the car onto I-75 and made the stop with the assistance of the Florida Highway Patrol. The suspects were interviewed at the Venice Police Department by Manatee County detectives as well Venice police. They were charged with armed home invasion and taken to South Sarasota County Jail.Man charged with aggravated battery on pregnant womanA Nokomis man was arrested for aggravated battery after he allegedly kneeled on his pregnant girlfriend to keep her from smoking. According to a Sarasota County Sheriffs Ofce report: The victim began looking for her lighter to smoke a cigarette. While she was on the couch, Gregory V. Chwojko, 42, ran over and used his knee to pin her down on the couch, wrestling the lighter out of her hands. The victim began screaming, saying she was experiencing sharp pains. She is reportedly three months pregnant. A witness conrmed what happened. Chwojko, 1100 block of Lucille Ave., Nokomis, was arrested Saturday near midnight. Bond was set at $5,000.Victim pleads pre-emptive punchA Venice man was arrested for battery even though he was punched rst. According to a Sarasota County Sheriffs Ofce report. Chadwick P. Earnest, 31, paid one months rent out of three when the victim advised Earnest would have to be out of the house by Christmas because the victims kids were coming to visit. Earnest allegedly closed in on the victim and bowed up as if he was going to fight. Thats when the victim punched him in the face in self defense, fearing there was going to be a fight. Earnest began to wrestle with the 63-yearold victim but got thrown into a chair. From there, Earnest allegedly kicked the victim in the face. A witness conrmed the victim punched the defendant by surprise, but the arresting deputy determined Earnest was the primary aggressor when he bowed up. Earnest, 2600 block of Osage Road, Venice, was arrested and charged with battery. Bond was set at $500.Women used stroller to shopliftTwo women were arrested last weekend for shoplifting when they placed items in the bottom of a stroller. According to a Sarasota County Sheriffs Ofce report, a Venice retail store on the Venice Bypass reported that one of the women placed items in her purse while the other started placing items in the bottom of the stroller. They met at the front of the store, then left. The items totaled $467.81 for 22 items. Jasmine Yvonne Marrero, 32, 5000 block of Southern Pine Circle, Venice, and Angela Salanoa, 1400 block of Crest Dr., Englewood, were ar rested and charged with retail theft. Bond was set for each at $1,500.Scooter accident victim hospitalizedAn Osprey man was listed in critical condition after a weekend accident. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report: Lane M. Henderson, 50, from Osprey, was traveling in an unknown direction in the vicinity of U.S.41 and the exit ramp of SR 681, the Venice Connector, when he apparently veered off the roadway onto a grass shoulder and overturned on his motor scooter. The driver was ejected from the scooter. There were no witnesses to the crash. The victim and the scooter were discovered around 11:50 p.m. on Dec. 6.Public input sought on 911, communicationsA team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will be in Sarasota County beginning this Saturday to examine the policies, procedures, operations and support services of the Public Safety Communications Center. The PSC must comply with more than 200 standards. It originally received accredited status in November 2002 and was re-accredited in 2005, 2007 and 2010. Re-accreditation is a voluntary process but a highly prized recognition of communications professional excellence. Its also part of the Sheriffs Ofce Four-Year Strategic Plan. As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments by telephone on Monday, Dec. 16, by calling 941861-5524 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the PSCs ability to comply with CALEA standards. Citizens can submit written comments by mailing them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), 13585 Heathcote Blvd, Suite 320, Gainesville, VA, 20155. Once the assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which then decides if the agency is to be granted re-accredited status.Venice Police Department arrest: Brian Namuth, 28, 900 block of Capri Isles Blvd., Venice. Charge: DUI. Bond: $500.Sarasota County Sheriffs Office arrests: Juan Manuel Contrerashernandez, 53, 100 block of Avenida de la Bahia, Nokomis. Charge: DUI. Bond: $500. Tasjia Slodyczka, 24, 100 block of Avenida de Isla, Nokomis. Charge: DUI. Bond: $500. Charles Cogan, 31, 14000 block of Bellagio Way, Osprey. Charge: Utah fugitive. Bond: none. Gina Prater, 41, 600 block of Altair Road, Venice. Charge: driving while license suspended or revoked. 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OPINION 12A WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11, 2013 SUN NEWSPAPERS GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR RONALD DUPONT JR. PHONE: 941-207-1218 rdupont@venicegondolier.com PUBLISHER TIM SMOLARICK PHONE: 941-207-1010 FAX: 941-484-8460 LETTERS WELCOMELetters to the editor are welcome on virtually any subject. They must be signed and give the writers address and telephone number for verifica tion. Letters of more than 250 words may be edited for length. We do not publish letters that condemn or praise business service. We do not publish poetry, open letters or letters to third parties. Letters from the same person will not be published more than once a month. Send or bring your letter to the Venice Gondolier Sun, 200 E. Venice Ave., Venice FL 34285. You can also fax signed letters to 941-484-8460 or email them to rdupont@ venicegondolier.com. For more information, call 941-207-1000. OUR VIEWTell us, will you be a hypocrite this holiday season?Will you be a hypocrite this holiday season? No, were not talking to the person behind you or next to you. Were talking to you yes, you. Directly to you. With the holiday season fully underway, will you become a changed person? Here are the symptoms of a changed person: You suddenly start giving to charities, something you havent done all year long. You curse less. You start attending church. You nd yourself more courteous on the road, showing far less road rage and even waving to people, letting them back out of parking spaces or get in line in front of you on the road. You nd yourself spending more time with your family or even calling family members you havent talked to since the last holiday season. You give gifts and express your gratitude to loved ones in your only such act since the last holiday season. If you nd yourself with any of the above symptoms during the holiday season and then nd that you lose those symptoms after the holiday season ends, then count yourself as a hypocrite. In other words, you should be ashamed that you present yourself during the holiday season as one type of person, then revert back to another person once Jan. 2 rolls around. Start asking yourself the hard questions now. Why cant I act this way all year? Why do I wait only until the holiday season to call loved ones, give gifts or express my deepest gratitude to loved ones? Why do I revert back to road rage in early January? A wonderful aspect of the holiday season is that it shows us and others just how good life can be and how good you yes, you again can be. But do you have enough fortitude, enough strength of character, to keep that goodness in your heart and mind to carry it throughout the entire year? Sadly, many of you cannot. If youre such a person (and only you can truly know), you can begin taking mental notes right now. As you nd yourself changing during the holiday season, notice what youre doing differently. Are you spending more time with your family? If so, how did you pull that off, and can you do that in February and in July? If you nd your self acting kinder when on the road, ask yourself why you cant exercise that self-control during the rush hour of a busy work day next year? And if you nd yourself giving to a charity, ask yourself if youve simply been saving up money to give out at the end of the year or if youve always had a few dollars a month to give to charity but just never did. If you have children, these are particularly potent questions for you. What example are you setting for your children? Or your grandchildren? Are you sending a message that the holidays are the only time of the year to be kind and generous? Are you sending a message to children that if they are good and respectful, the only time they can expect positive feedback is on their birthday and during the holidays? Do your children learn that its okay to curse at other drivers during all other times of the year except holidays? Do your children wonder why Mommy and Daddy are different people at the end of the year? Are you a hypocrite? Once again, dont look over your shoulder. Were talking directly to you. Look deep inside your heart. Do you act differently once the holiday season is over? If so, begin making the meaningful changes in your life that make you a kind and considerate person all the time, not just when the calendar says its time. Venice knows how to celebrate ChristmasYes, Venice, there was a boat parade! Special thanks goes out to the people who went above and beyond to first, make sure we had a parade and second, for the wonderful, decorated boats that traversed our waters last Saturday night. I have heard an awful lot of good things from those who attended. We had children of all ages visit and watch the parade with us behind the Venice Gondolier Sun building, and I can tell you the childrens excitement is priceless. This event is magical. But the boat parade is not the only fun event for residents to attend during the holidays. Tom Kelly and the entire Village On The Isle community invites you to an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas Stroll on the following dates: Dec. 14, 20 and 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The location is The Cottages at Village On The Isle, 920 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, 34285. Mr. Kelly always thinks of our community and has gone above and beyond with this adventure. Take a ride out to VOTI there for some old-fashioned holiday cheer, but please bring some nonperishable food items as we are taking donations for the All Faiths Food Bank. The Windsor of Venice will be hosting their annual Holiday Wishes Craft and Bake Sale on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event is held to support four local families with children who have special needs adopted by the Windsor this year. If you would like to donate baked goods for the sale, deliver them to the Windsor, 1600 Center Road, Venice, 34292 today, Wednesday, Dec. 11. Come out and see my buddy Schelley and buy some Christmas goodies and support them as they make Christmas special for these families.If you cant get there and would like to donate, please call Shelley or Margie at 941-408-2600. Linda Wilson and the Farmers Market will have a special guest on Dec. 21 so you want to get the little ones up early on that day. Santa will be giving out Christmas treats to the little ones and be hearing all of those Christmas requests. This group always has our community on their mind and bringing in Santa from 8 a.m. until noon is just another example. As we get closer to the big day, I am sure there will be lots more events and shopping as Venice prepares for Christmas 2013. I for one am hoping for a change in the weather for the next few weeks, as it is just too hot outside for Christmas. A brisk cold front would be just perfect, dont you agree? Either way, the community of Venice always does its part. Whether it is parades or support for those who do not have, this community really does a fantastic job of celebrating and spreading the real meaning of Christmas, not only in December but throughout the year. As we move through Christmas and get ready for the New Year, one thing we can say with pride is, Yes, America, there is a spirit of Santa Claus and it starts right here in Venice, Florida. Its a privilege to live and work in this community, and we all should take a moment to thank a stranger. Merry Christmas, Venice. I look forward to next year. Tim Smolarick is publisher of the Venice Gondolier Sun.SHOULD AN EMPLOYER BE ALLOWED TO USE YOUR CREDIT REPORT WHEN DECIDING WHETHER TO HIRE YOU? CALL US AT 941-207-1111.Marijuana is needed. Im responding to the message in Let em Have It titled Gone to pot. Ive been a patient now for three years and in pain. I am a retired nurse and come from California. I worked in a hospital there with cancer patients. Those cancer patients who were allowed to use marijuana actually allowed them to eat more and to dull the pain. Im with Morgan & Morgan on this. I think its time that Florida lets us, people in pain, use marijuana. I was in a pain clinic and refused to go back because of all the narcotics that they use. I found marijuana and that was the answer for my pain. I owe it to marijuana for helping me live my life. Im able to eat now. With cancer, its not easy. I almost had two overdoses from pain pills until I found pot. This is from somebody who has known pain for 18 years. It would help us a lot. New direction. I knew I was a true Floridian when I started looking forward to the Wednesday and Saturday Gondolier Sun. Since the paper hasnt changed its attitude, obviously Ive changed mine. Thank you for the push in the right direction. Police news needed. I think its great that the Gondolier Sun publishes the police news. I especially think its important to publish photographs of sex offenders. Some of them are part-time residents. You should continue to publish the information so the thieves will know and we will know when they are around. I cant think of a worse crime than a sexual crime on a minor. I think when convicted, they should be jailed. Keep up the good work so that we can protect our kids and grandkids. Maybe with the information out there, they will have some justied crime that they commit and not commit this crime again. That may be wishful thinking. Thank you for your continued good work. Coupon problem. My wife and I went to a restaurant a week ago where they had to buy a lunch to get one free. They said they had to have the coupon with us. I looked at the paper again today and it doesnt say you have to have the coupon with us. We were very disappointed. Im a coward. The Letem Have It column is the rst thing I read in the Gondolier Sun and Im disappointed when it doesnt run. I love to hide behind my phone and sound off. So Im a coward, so what. Dening good. Im responding to Be good. What is good? And who decides what it is? I was a nurse for eight years at a very large detention facility and these people are yet to be found guilty. They are responsible. A judge in Polk County taught his personnel to keep people safe no matter what. I did not treat criminals for crimes, I treated patients and Im not a judge. Crooked facts. Thank you, Gondolier Sun. This is to Museum worries. Troublemakers dont get their facts right. Lets go back to school to learn how to read correctly. If one would like to donate an amount at the museum, it only suggests. The Art Center has a donation box also. This is one way of funding our museum here in Venice. If you want neighbors involved, invite them over for coffee. Maybe you could run some numbers on the trafc since you seem to have a lot of time on your hands. If you want to make a difference, try volunteering. Heaven knows we could use more help. Dallas did it. Dallas is having a program for JFK. To me, Dallas will always be remembered as the city that hated Kennedy and killed him. The same day he was to visit there, the newspapers had a full page of hate for our president, and I will never forgive it, ever.Let em Have It Tim Smolarick MISSION STATEMENTTo be the superior quality, low-cost provider of information and adver tising in the local communities we serve. We will continuously improve: the value of information provided to our customers; the value and results for our advertisers; the quality of life in our communities; the return on our stockholders investment while providing a fair, challenging and rewarding workplace for productive employees. LET EM | 13 r OF COURSE I'VE I JUST WANTED TOBEEN GOOD. 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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013 SUN NEWSPAPERS 13A Go to Texas. I think all tea party members should move to Dallas. Texting kills. Im reading in the paper that theyre consider ing raising the speed limit to 75. On a 70 mph highway, we normally drive 75. With the death toll rising last year, they never mentioned texting or the use of phones. I am sure that has increased our death rate, and not speed. Use caution, Israel. Israel is not one of the states of the United States. They are a nation and a friend of the United States. They should realize that if they do not like the recent agreement with Iran and decide to bomb Iran, they may be on their own. Israel is a good friend, but they cannot dictate our actions when we decide what is right for America. I hope they use caution in their recent pledge of action. Wheel idea. How about making an open-air roller skating rink? Im talking about the concrete out at the circus. Disappointed. Another edition of the Gondolier Sun and a Letem Have It column missing. Im always disappointed when its not there. Share alike. I have just about reached the boiling point with bikers. Now we will keep emblems on the road indicating that we, the cars, need to share roadway when they, the bikers, should share some responsibility for being a cost causer, such as the $2 million bridge, $35 million trail to Sarasota with bridge costs to be added, and stop-and-go lights on Laurel Road. Gad, what next? Law enforcement at every intersection just so someone in tight underwear can control the roadway? When does the free ride end? The city and state could always use the money. Ten thousand bikes at $10 a piece is not chump change. Dead horse. Now that the Circus Arena has been rejected for national historic status or whatever you wish to call it, could we get the funeral homes to have a funeral service to bury this issue permanently? Why not convert it to an outdoor musical venue? And for people who want to put the homeless in homes here in our backyard, put them in your backyard instead. Hall overhaul. Excuse me, but have you seen the entrance to the new city hall? Cracked tile, dirty tile, dirt, weeds, branches its disgraceful. It looks like the back door. I hope they can get some money, fix it up proper and make it look attractive and clean. Looking good. Construction up 0.8 percent. Houses going like hotcakes. Furniture stores opening their doors. I say the Obama Administration is doing just fine, thank you very much. Enabling. Wake up, people, and open your eyes and ears and stop being so nave. I have talked to over a dozen homeless people and they do not like to work or want food, only money. We have offered them a job cleaning the yard. They do not want to work. Thats too hard for them. You are an enabler to give to them. Several incidents have happened in the bathroom at the Salvation Army and they are banned from coming there. There may be 25 percent who are really homeless and need help, usually families. They are usually the ones using the shelters. You wont see them panhandling at Bealls and McDonalds. They sit there day after day holding signs and sleep ing. Very disappointed in Bob Mudges column, and so are others, even close to him. I am not heartless. Dont put a label on me or anyone until you meet them. Im just street smart. The Letem Have It line allows readers to sound off on issues of local interest. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the callers. Personal attacks on private individuals; attacks on or commercials for specific businesses; local candidate endorsements or attacks during election season; or opinions or comments otherwise unfit for publication will not be printed. If you would like to participate, call the line at 941-207-1111. Call no more than once a week. Please keep your comments brief. The line is available all hours. 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Real Local Newsin The REAL LocalNewspaper. G ARAGE S ALELISTINGSALW AY SI NTHECLASSIFIEDS SPORTSCONTACT US ROB SMITH SPORTS EDITOR 941-207-1107 rsmith@venicegondolier.com SUN NEWSPAPERS 14A WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11, 2013 HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALLVenice author Ray Sinibaldi to hold book signingVenice resident/author Ray Sinibaldi will be signing copies of his books Images of Fenway Park, and Spring Training in Sarasota and Bradenton at the Bradenton Books-A-Million Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.27th Annual Holiday Baseball Clinic, Dec. 26-27Jon Knott, a Venice native and former Major League Baseball player, will be presenting the 27th Annual Holiday Baseball Clinic Dec. 26 and 27 at Chuck Reiter Park in Venice. The HBC has been a Venice tradition since 1987, with an instructional staff that has extensive professional baseball experience. The two-day camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for all children ages 7-12. Space is limited; registration will be cut off at 100 participants. Call 941266-7922 or check www. HolidayBaseballClinic. com for more information. Scholarships available. All prots will be donated to the local FCA.VHS boys basketball team hosting canned food driveThe VHS boys basketball team is conducting a canned food drive for local families in need. Donations can be dropped off in containers located in the lobby of the new VHS gym.VHS seeking assistant boys track coachVenice High is currently looking to hire an assistant boys track coach who specializes in hurdles and jumps. Experience is required. Interested candidates are encouraged to email head coach Jason Potter (Jason.Potter@ SarasotaCountySchools. net) or athletic director Pete Dombroski (Pete.Dombroski@ SarasotaCountySchools. net).Venice Senior Basketball ongoing WednesdaysVenice residents ages 60 and up are encour aged to participate in Venice Senior Basketball every Wednesday night at Woodmere Park. For more information, contact Ron Taitch at 941-993-3579.YMCA looking for youth lacrosse coachesThe Venice YMCA is presently looking for volunteer coaches to help organize and run a youth lacrosse league for children ages 5-13. Anyone with playing or coaching experience may contact Gary Smith, YMCA Sports Director, at 941492-9622 ext. 158; or email GSmith@VeniceYMCA.org. SPORTS BRIEFS New should be the operative word for the Venice Indians boys basketball team this season. The Indians have a great-looking new gym where theyre becoming more comfortable, there is a new addition in guard Dom Marino and there is also their new district, featuring teams out of Lee County instead of their normal rivals from Sarasota and Manatee County. On Friday night, the Indians won their rst game in their new district by beating Island Coast of Cape Coral 6050. Venice now sits at 1-1 in Class 6A-District 11 play. Island Coast is a big team that is very athletic, Indians coach James Slaton said. They were the district champion in a different district last year and have some players that could cause some problems. The Indians, who never trailed in the game, got out to a 9-5 rst-quarter lead behind four points from Marino. Venice started a smaller lineup that included Langston Provitt, but didnt let the Gators use their size as an advantage. There wasnt any grand game plan to get Langston in the lineup, Slaton said. We just wanted to reward his hard work and he produced and made plays. The teams traded baskets as Matt Jeannelas hit a trey for the Gators, while Dillon Marksbury answered with a three of his own for the Indians. Sonel Mathurin, a 6 senior, gave Venice some trouble as he sparked a 6-0 run to bring Island Coast within 15-14. Venice got a short jumper from Marino and a layup from Provitt to start a run of their own and outscore Island Coast 11-3 to take a 26-17 halftime lead. We knew they didnt play a lot of help-side defense, Venice guard John Cokley said. We made some good passes and were able to get quick shots. Venice opened up the third the same way they nished the second, as Provitt and Isaac Whitney jumpstarted a 9-2 run. The Indians lead got as large as 15 points before Jeannelas came off the bench and helped the Gators close the gap to 39-31. As the Gators tried to up the pressure on defense, the Indians were up to the task and limited their turnovers. We do something in practice every day called being ball tough, Slaton said. The players get fouled, grabbed, whatever. But it teaches them to handle pressure, dont freak out and to prize the ball. The Indians started the fourth quarter with a 6-0 run and closed out the Gators with solid freethrow shooting. This district win really helps us get closer to our goals, Cokley said. We want a district championship this year. Marino led Venice with 16 points and six rebounds. Jake MacFarlane had nine points (all in the third quarter) and four assists, while Marksbury also chipped in with eight points. Provitt had nine points to go with four steals, and Whitney added eight points, four rebounds and great defense on Mathurin. Cokley also recorded six assists. We did a great job negating their big (Mathurin), Slaton said. Isaac Whitney started out on him, played physical and blocked him out. The only points he (Mathurin) got were when he went up his back.Indians beat Island Coast for first district winBy NATE COWANSUN CORRESPONDENT SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELLVenices Dom Marino drives past an airborne Island Coast defender during the second quarter. Marino scored a team-high 16 points as the Indians defeated the Gators 60-50. The wins are piling up for the VHS boys soccer team, which improved to 7-2-2 this season with a 3-1 road district win over Braden River. The Indians got goals from John Gokey, Daniel Swanson and Erik Kreider. Goalkeeper Brandon Madden made 11 saves in net. Venice is now 7-1 in district play, and will host North Port Friday night at 7 p.m.Boys soccer stays hot, beats Pirates 3-1STAFF REPORTThe Venice Indians girls basketball team wants to continue the roll theyre on. After earning their rst district victory last Friday with a win over Island Coast, Venice dominated the Ida Baker Bulldogs from start to nish in a 44-23 victory on Tuesday night at The Teepee. The win evens the Indians record in 6A-District 11 at 2-2. Venice hosts district foe North Fort Myers on Friday night. Winning two in a row gives all the girls condence, Venice coach Jim Davis said. We lost a close one to North Fort Myers at their place, but were more condent now. The Bulldogs got out to an early 4-0 lead as Venice had no answer for guard Jessy Placher. Venice got back in it and took a 10-8 lead on layups by Mariah Miller and Koree Ream. Venice blew the game open in the second quarter with an 18-0 run. The Indians adjusted their defense to a half-court trap to get the ball out of Plachers hands. The change in defense also forced 14 Bulldog turnovers. Emma Hanewinckel scored eight points in the quarter and Miller added seven points including a buzzer-beating three-pointer. When a game gets out of hand like that we individualize our goals for the game, Davis said. We challenge them with new aspects to make sure were still improving. Venice completely shut out the Bulldogs in the third quarter, but didnt generate much offense of their own, scoring just six points. The Indians were led by Hanewinckel, who nished with 14 points and four steals. Miller added 11 points and four rebounds. Taira Ward pitched in with 10 rebounds. The Indians defense forced 27 turnovers in the game. Placher did it all for the Bulldogs, scoring 17 of their 23 points.Improving Indians win second straightBy NATE COWANSUN CORRESPONDENT SUN PHOTOS BY JUSTIN FENNELLTaira Ward battles for a rebound during Venices 44-23 win over Ida Baker Tuesday. Indians guard Emma Hanewinckel (14 points, four steals) directs the Venice oense. 481243 GO TEAM TUESDA YS! Camp scored on a free kick in the first half of the girls soccer teams 3-1 loss to Lakewood Ranch last week. ATHLETE OF THE WEEK DECEMBER 11 TH 2013 227 W. MIAMI AVE. VENICE ISLAND 941-451-8261 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 7:30 AM 9 PM Come in TUESDAY NIGHT 12/17 from 5-9 PM w/ a VHS student, mention VHS Soccer and 10% of bill will be DONATED to them!!! FELICIA CAMP IAs,V,o TI I

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013 SUN NEWSPAPERS 15A HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNISThe VHS wrestling team continued its strong start in 2013, nishing third in last weekends 23-team East Lake Invitational in Tarpon Springs. Eight Venice wrestlers placed in their respective weight classes, including sophomore Nick Vischulis, whose second-place nish at 170 was tops among his teammates. Lincoln Yoder (132) and CJ Trammell (145) each placed third, Bo Williams (120) and Zach Kelly (126) earned fourth, Bryce Balsinger (138) and Brennen Brown (285) took fth and Casey Dejonge (152) nished sixth. Mallory Dagg (106), Brent Smallwood (113), Tate Wojcik (160), Angelo Akyan (195) and Kyle Johnson (220) all won a pair of matches. Venices total of 165.5 points trailed only Palm Harbor (268.5) and George Jenkins (223). The Indians will compete in the Captain Archer Memorial Wrestling Tournament at Charlotte High Saturday at 10 a.m.Indians take third at East LakeSTAFF REPORT Brent Smallwood (113) puts Lymans Logan Flanagan in a precarious position en route to an 11-0 major decision win. COURTESY PHOTOSVenices CJ Trammell tries to hold his opponent down during the East Lake Invitational. Trammell nished third in the 145-pound division. Venice High girls tennis player Michaela Mignemi has signed an athletic scholarship to play at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach. Mignemi, a two-time All-Area selection and three-year captain, has been the No. 1 and No. 2 player for VHS teams that have nished second and fourth in the state. Mignemi signs with Palm Beach AtlanticSTAFF REPORT COURTESY PHOTOVenice High girls tennis player Michaela Mignemi signs her scholarship on the Palm Beach Atlantic campus in West Palm Beach. 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16A SUN NEWSPAPERS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013 leases over 25 years but declined to renew. He understands the reason is trafc has increased with the result being there is so much more competition for gas sales. 7-Eleven, unable to expand at this location and with just six pumps, chose not to renew their lease as they require a larger competitive location. In the past few years, both RaceTrac and Hess gas and convenience stores have built new 20-pump locations with more fast food services to the north and south of Laurel Road. Originally a four-lane road through Nokomis, Tamaimi Trail was widened around four years ago to six lanes with major improvements to the Laurel Road intersection. According to Taplinger, 7-Eleven will move out, pull out the pumps and tanks and remove the xtures from the building in the near future. At this stage, he has does not have a tenant for the location, which is on the market for $1.25 million, negotiable or for lease. He has spoken to Starbucks and Amscot. Likely purchasers would be consumer nance, piz za chains, coffee shops, Dairy Queen or even a mom and pop gas station. Recent growth in Nokomis has been led by Publix opening two new stores this year on Laurel Road. Future development is anticipated to grow over the next decade with the planned Sarasota Memorial Hospital System building a large medical complex at southeastern corner of Pinebrook Road. Revived since the slowdown of 2006, Calusa Park with 88 single family homes in a gated community is re placing the original plan for 500 condominiums. This is the rst major development. During the boom time, it was rumored that large box stores like Home Depot had plans to open at the Honore Avenue and Laurel Road intersection. Work is expected to start next year with a completion in 2015 on the southernmost link of Honore Avenue from Route 681 to Laurel Road. This link will enable drivers to have an alternate route to the interstate from Center Road along Pinebrook Road and Honore Avenue to northern Sarasota.ECONOMYFROM PAGE 1 The U.S. 41/River Road intersection improvement project thats been ongoing for the past year is coming down to the nish line, just in time for the holidays. Work on the $8.7 million project includes upgrades to River Road, approximately 2,100 feet south and 3,600 feet north of U.S. 41, and improvements to 41, about 1,000 feet west and 1,100 feet east of the road. Improvements include reconstruction of the roadway at the intersection to four lanes, and the widening of 41 to provide receiving lanes from River Road. Sarasota County project manager Robbin Levar said Friday that crews from contractor Woodruff and Sons have spent the last couple of weeks applying the nal layers of asphalt over the intersection and pouring the concrete curbs that divide trafc. This week, crews placed the nal coat of friction course asphalt the drivable surface of the road in most areas. The work forced trafc into one lane at the intersection, causing backups on North River Road all the way to Center Road at times. Were nearing completion, Levar said. Weve got a substantial completion walk-through coming up to make sure that all the items have been constructed properly and we will nd out if anything else needs to be nished. Levar said that paving would have been done at night over the last several weeks, but temperatures have been too low to lay the asphalt, which is the same kind used on interstates and on other areas of U.S. 41. The road should lose its shiny appearance in the next couple of months, Levar said. Crews will begin to remove signs, barrels and equipment from the area. Thermal plastic painting will be used to permanently stripe the intersection in January, marking the ofcial end to the project. Everything has gone pretty much according to plan during the proj ect, Levar said. Were not behind on time at all. In September, crews installed the 300-foot truss that houses the trafc signals for the intersection. It was installed as a single piece and is made of galvanized steel. The original 2009 agreement between the county, city of North Port and the West Villages Improvement District that stipulated North Port would pay for the cost of painting the truss in its trademark City Center green color, and would also fund any future paintings of the light xture. Ofcials say it was not painted green because maintenance costs would become an issue. The city also is helping with road impact fees, while the countys penny surtax is footing most of the bill for the project.Email: slockwood@sun-herald.comRiver Road/U.S. 41 project nears completionBy SCOTT LOCKWOODSTAFF WRITER SUN PHOTO BY SCOTT LOCKWOODThis week, crews put the nal layers of asphalt at the U.S. 41/River Road intersection. Construc tion on the $8.7 million improvement project has been ongoing since late last year. Paving is expected to be nished today, and the project is expected to be completely done next month. NeedaHandtoHold thisHolidaySeason? DHOOH RS Friday December13th 7:00pmGreenStreetChurch416WestGreenStreet Englewood,FloridaSaturday December14th 2:00pmEdisonStateCollegeTheater26300AirportRoad PuntaGorda,Florida Duringourservices,wewillhonorthosewhohavepassed awayandoffersupporttogrievingfamilies.Thesememorable eventswillfeaturemusicalperformances,inspirational speakersandmore. Theholidaysareanespeciallydifrculttimeforthosewho haverecentlylostalovedone.Ifyouarestrugglingwith grief,donotsufferthroughtheholidayseasonalone.Letus holdyourhandandofferyouhope,supportandguidance. Formoreinformation,call (941)639-1133or(941)474-5575. likeusoneverylifehasastorykays-ponger.com PuntaGorda(941)639-1133PortCharlotte(941)625-4113Venice(941)493-4900Englewood(941)474-2413Englewood(941)474-5575 478147 481014 479912 Its Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Let Us Show You... Sat, Dec. 14 Fri, Dec. 20 Sat, Dec. 21 Open To The Public 6 8pm Please join us for a stroll back in time! Take a stroll down Davis Street at the Cottages at Village On The Isle as it will be decorated as a Victorian Christmas Theme. Entertainment & Refreshments will be provided. Santa will be on site all four nights! Admission is free, a donation of nonperishable food for All Faiths Food Bank Is Appreciated The Cottages At Village On The Isle 920 Tamiami Trail South Venice Fl 34285 -AN N UA l.-Pancake Breakfast with SantaSaturday, December 14that 9.00 a. in. 11:00 a. 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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013 SUN NEWSPAPERS 17A Thousands of people lined the Intracoastal Waterway Saturday to watch the 25th Annual Venice Christmas Boat Parade. There was a chance the event was going to be canceled this year due to lack of participation but after much publicity and last-minute sign-ups, the event saw 45 boats of varying sizes and lengths. People along the shoreline cheered and took photos while boaters cheered back. Winners are picked at each years event, with the Best in Show being awarded to boat #46, Carpi Diem, owned by Gus Olson. The winners by size class are as follows: Under 30 feet: 1st Place, #5, Thunderstruck, John Watjen 2nd Place, #13, Angel Fish, Stan Stenton 30-39: 1st Place, #19, Aged To Perfection, Rob Kelly 40 and over: 1st Place, #44, Knotted Pressed, Mark Obendorf 2nd Place, #17, LindaB, Don Schillinger Commercial/Service: 1st Place, #31, Kats Meow, Terry Garner 2nd Place, #12, Dreammaker, Larry LaVioletteMagic on the Water SUN PHOTOS BY JUSTIN FENNELL rr fntr r rrfn r fnf tb r trr tn f f r r rfn t bb rfn tbt 480956 The HeartInstitute0 F V E N I C E

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VENUE 3B SOUTH TRAIL 4B AROUND TOWN 8BWEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11, 2013 CONTACT US KIM COOL FEATURES EDITOR 941-207-1000 kcool@venicegondolier.com SUN NEWSPAPERSOUR TOWN Yet another winter holiday tradition continues this year with the 21st annual Christmas Candlelight Memorial Program at Venice Memorial Gardens. Like the annual Holiday parade and the Venice Christmas Boat Parade this, too, is volunteer dependent. Volunteers are needed beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the cemetery. They will assemble and place 7,000 luminaries around the cemetery for the evening program. We usually have lots of people who come to assemble the luminaries and set them in place, June Parker said. The problem is to have enough people there to light all the luminaries. It takes about two hours. Some do go out and we have to chem them out and light those again. Coffee and doughnuts are served in the morning. An assortment of pizzas are ordered for lunch for the volunteers. Lighting the luminaries begins at 3 p.m. Many volunteers are needed to light those same 7,000 luminaries for the memorial program which will begin at 6 p.m. with a drive through of the entire cemetery. Charcoal lights are provided for lighting the luminaries, Parker said. The candles are made to burn for 10 hours. Parker said that many of the volunteers bring their older children along for the experience. Many but not all have someone out here, she added. The memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. near the two smaller mausoleums at the cemetery. Parking is available next door at Venice Area Middle School. We have about ve golf carts to bring people from there to the service, Parker said. There will be 450 chairs set up for the service and, believe it or not, most will be lled. Pastor David Miller of First Christian Church will lead the scripture service, during which the names of all those who have been entombed at Venice Memorial Gardens during the past year will be read aloud. Also recognized will be those served by Farley Funeral Homes during 2013. The service usually lasts about 45 minutes. It will include music and vocals by Josh Price of the Lift Church. A free will offering will be taken for the benet of the Salvation Army of Venice. The service concludes with everyone singing Silent Night and a benediction by Miller. Refreshments will follow. The community always looks forward to the service, Parker said. I think it provides them with closure and is a tribute to their loved ones. There is no cost to attend the service or for the refreshments after ward, Brice said. Off-duty sheriffs deputies will assist with the trafc. Venice Memorial Gardens is at 1950 Center Road, Venice, just east of Venice Area Middle School. Additional volunteers are needed to collect all the spent luminaries at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning. To volunteer, call June Parker or Brice Ferguson at 493-4246.Email: kcool@venicegondolier.comWith your help, luminaries will be all aglow SaturdayBy KIM COOLFEATURES EDITOR GONDOLIER FILE PHOTOCandles illuminate Venice Memorial Gardens for its annual luminaria service to honor those interred at the cemetery this past year. SUN FILE PHOTOS Luminaries will light the night at Venice Memorial Gardens Saturday for the 21st annual service in memory of the people laid to rest in the cemetery in 2013. Venice Memorial Gardens hosts its 21st annual Candlelight Celebration Saturday night in memory of the people interred or inurned there this year. Their names will be read out loud by representatives of Farley Funeral Homes and Venice Memorial Gardens during the service. Volunteers place and light 7,000 candles along structures and streets within the cemetery. Jenna Farley Williams, left, and cousin David Williams, light candles during a prior years Candlelight Celebration at Venice Memorial Gardens. Millie Galans son is a medical mystery. At 14, Manny was a healthy Heron Creek Middle School eighth-grader. He loved math and science, played soccer and seven differ ent instruments, and was in the school band. Everything changed Dec. 29, 2010. During a snowboarding trip in North Carolina, Manny collapsed without warning. Not breathing, he was in complete cardiac arrest. He was dead for 15 minutes, Millie said, and it took CPR and ve shocks before EMTs could resuscitate him. He was on life support for two weeks, the cause of the cardiac arrest was a blood clot that reached his heart. Lack of blood ow resulted in an anoxic brain injury that left him in a persistent vegetative state. I was told at the beginning that this is what you get. I took home a comatose kid, and it took him almost two months to come out of the coma, Millie said. Manny couldnt feel anything from his neck down, couldnt talk, swallow, use the bathroom, communicate or express himself. Determined to do all she could, Millie started to live my life doing research, about what might reroute her sons brain. After several months of taking Manny to a hyperbaric chamber in St. Petersburg, he started to wake up. In September 2011, Manny was accepted to Tampa General Hospital for a number of different ther apies, where he spent eight months. Because he was school-age, he was assigned a teacher who developed different techniques to help him. Manny, now 17, is conned to a wheelchair. According to several MRIs and EEGs over the last few years, he still has essentially no brain activity. And yet hes earning As and Bs in the four classes hes taking at North Port High School. He understands everything we say in English and Spanish, and can do math in his head, Millie said, adding he now does more on his own, including eating some pureed food and drinking small amounts of uids without a feeding tube. The family lived in North Port before Mannys incident, but now lives just over the border in Charlotte County. When it was time for Manny to return to school, Millie and her husband chose to send him to NPHS to be near friends. The principal ... Ill never forget his words when I said, I know its a handful, but wed like to keep him here. He said, I think its a miracle in progress, and Id like to witness it. It could not be a better place. They dont look at him with pity, they just talk to him like any other kid. Manny takes liberal arts math, biology, language arts and American history during half-days at school, where he has someone take notes for him and has periods of rest. He has extra time to complete work, and tests are modied to multiple choice or true/false so he can answer by raising his right hand, the only part of his body he can move, thanks to medication. He can do it all in his head, Millie said. Millie credit Mannys achievement to several things. This is my opinion, but I think he started so high, with a 153 IQ and Im very conscious that he lost a lot may be thats what helped, she said. And 90 percent of his success is his attitude. Even before, in the With virtually no brain activity, he makes As and BsBy ANNE KLOCKENKEMPERSTAFF WRITER PHOTO PROVIDEDNorth Port High School student Manny Galan is surrounded by the four Zumba instructors who will lead Sundays Zumba for Manny fundraiser for him and his family, clockwise from left, Rhonda Sodnik-Demko, Lynda Suth Leonard, Laurentz Bastias and Carolina Molina.MANNY | 5 481096 1694 S Tamiami Tr Venice 492-6000 rfntttfbnfnnrnnffrfrr fn rrfrfntbn 480045 JAGUAR OF SARASOTA

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WELL-BEING 2B WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11, 2013 CONTACT US 941-207-1102 ablackwell@venicegondolier.com SUN NEWSPAPERS The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH-Sarasota) will join health departments across the nation in recognizing National Inuenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) Dec. 8-14. The effort is a way to promote u vaccination for all people over six months of age before the traditional winter peak in u activity in late January and February. With the holiday season approaching, health ofcials expect to see a surge in u-related illnesses in communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the u vaccine is the best defense against the seasonal u and has a very good safety record. Getting vaccinated not only protects a person from the u but also can prevent a person from spreading it to friends and family as well. Unlike the common cold, respiratory u can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications, even in healthy younger people and pregnant women. In rare instances, death occurs. Health ofcials said a person should be vaccinated each u season because the immune protection declines over time. It is especially important for parents, grandparents, older siblings, caregivers, pregnant women and health care providers who live with or spend time around infants less than six months of age who are too young to get vaccinated, says DOHSarasota Immunization Program Manager Donna Keith. This provides a cocooning effect protecting these vulnerable infants by preventing those around them from becoming ill. The protection begins about two weeks after getting vaccinated and continues throughout the u season. Flu shots are still readily available in the community. Healthy individuals between ages 2-49 have the option of getting the no-shot nasal mist version of the seasonal u vaccine. Many other u vaccine options exist. Parents are reminded that children younger than 9 years of age who have not previously been vaccinated against the u will need two doses of the u vaccine, given a month apart, for full protection. Parents who lack health insurance can bring their children from six months through age 18 to the DOH-Sarasota for free u vaccinations through the federally funded Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. No appointment is needed for childrens immunizations. However, a parent or guardian must be present and must bring prior immunization records. VFC-eligible children may receive u shots as well as immunizations required for day care and school entry at the DOH-Sarasotas clinics in Sarasota and North Port as follows: North Port Health Center, 6950 Outreach Way. Check website or call for hours: 941-8613864. Closed weekends. Adults and children 6 months and older: William L. Little Health & Human Services Center, 2200 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Check website or call for hours: 941-861-2900. Closed weekends. Adults and children 6 months and older: Call the DOH-Sarasota u information line at 941861-2800 or visit www. sarasotahealth.org for a list of u shot locations and their associated cost. This information is also available on touch-screen health kiosks at the William L. Little Health & Human Services Center, Senior Friendship Centers and all local libraries. Those who are hear ing-impaired can call the Sarasota County Call Center, TTY number: 7-1-1 or 1-800-955-8771. For more information, visit: FloridaHealth. gov/prevention-safety-and-wellness/u-prevention/index.htmlCommunities issue joint flu vaccination reminderFROM SARASOTA COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS PHOTO COURTESY OF SANDRA BROOKSHIREDeb Miller, left, Pat Edwards, Bake Sale Chair Dorothy Quint, Nancy Wingerter, Fran Candela and Edie Smith help with Safe Place and Rape Crisis Centers bake sale at the home of Evon Clayton Dec. 4 a Bring and Buy event. The SPARCC Ladies also donate unwrapped toys and gifts for the mothers and children who will spend Christmas in their shelter. The bake sale proceeds help provide services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and promote a violence-free community through awareness and education. Call 941-365-0208 for information or to donate.SPARCCLING up lives of moms and kids Sarasota County will host a Rain Barrel workshop Saturday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m. at the Sarasota County Extension, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota. Blue, 55-gallon plastic rain barrels will be available for purchase for $37 at the workshop, which will include an educational presentation followed by a question-and-answer session with Extension Ofce staff. Rainwater harvesting can reduce the use of potable water and yield cost savings on water and wastewater utility bills. Rain barrels help to reduce storm water runoff by diverting and storing runoff from areas such as roofs, said David Pouso, a county environmental specialist. To register for the workshop, go to Sarasota. Extension.u.edu or call the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000 and ask for the Sarasota County Extension. It is not mandatory to attend the workshop to purchase a rain barrel. For more information about the Rain Barrel Harvesting Program, visit ScGov.net/WaterServices/ Pages/RainBarrel.aspx.Rain barrel workshop on tapFROM SARASOTA COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS 479891 Pick Your Favorite Sea Venice Statue The Venice Gondolier Sun will print pictures of five Sea Venice statues each issue for nine consecutive editions and a final ballot featuring the nine semi finalists. Select your favorite Sea Venice statue for a chance to win a free one-year membership to the Venice Art Center and a one-year subscription to the Venice Gondolier Sun Locator maps for all the Sea Venice statues may be picked up at the Venice Art Center, 390 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice OR the Venice Gondolier Sun, 200 E. Venice Ave., Venice. 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VENUE 3B WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11, 2013 SUN NEWSPAPERS Find it in th e CLASSIFIEDS! LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? WEDNESDAYSurrey Rides, 9-11 am, Nokomis Community Center, 330-6800, free rides on the surrey to enjoy the Legacy Trail. 1927 Train Depot, Free tours of 1927 Train Depot. Sat.10-1 all year. M-W-F 10-3 Nov.-May. Info 941-412-0151 303 E.Venice Ave., Venice Beginner Sun Tai Chi, Beginner Sun Style Tai Chi, Revolutionary Martial Arts, 2141 S. Tamiami Tr, 10 -11 am, 941-492-2167, $10 Holiday Open House, 2nd annual Designer Open House; Venice Museum and Archives, 351 Nassau St. S; 941-486-2487 Line Dancing, Line dance at S. Venice Yacht Club, beg. & adv., country & other, 4425 Yacht Club Rd; 10:30-Noon, $4, 941-445-1310 Partners in Play, Jacaranda Lib 4143 Woodmere Pk Blvd, Venice, walking to age 5, 12-12:45 pm FREE Healing Clinic, 4 -7 pm Angel Ministries, 2269 South Tamiami Trail, #3A Venice, 941-492-4995 Spaghetti Dinner, 5-7 pm, 832 E. Venice Ave. Venice, 941-484-8118, Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner, $7. Wii Wednesday, Tweens ages 8-12 are welcome to play E for Everyone Wii games! 5 -6 pm, 941-861-1260 Brand New-Brand You, WRC 703 Center Rd Venice 6-7:30 pm Mon, Tues, Wed. How to make changes that last $8/$5 members Suncoast Fruit Club, 6:00pm, Nokomis Community Center, 941-486-2595, club for tropical fruits, vegetables, organic gardening & more THURSDAYSurrey Rides, 9-11am, Nokomis Community Center, 941-3306800, free rides on the surrey to enjoy the Legacy Trail Zumba with Lynn, Mondays and Thursdays 9 am, Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis in Venice, For info: 941-493-8630 Beginner Tai Chi, Beginner Yang Tai Chi, Woodmere Park, 3951 Woodmere Pk Blvd, Rm C 10:30-11:30 am, 941-492-2167, $6 Venice Musicale, Venice Musicales Encore Chorus Holiday Concert, 11 am, Venice Library. Free. 941-497-2733 Gourmet Food Tour, visit 6 TOP restaurants in Downtown Venice. Call 941-525-2252 for info Lew DelGatto Quartet, Dec 12, 2 pm. Venice Art Ctr, 390 Nokomis Ave S, Lew DelGatto Quartet. $10 nonmembers, $5 members. 941-379-3345 Holiday Lighting, Holly Days-Mangrove Nights, 5-8 pm Historic Spanish Pt, 337 N Tamiami Tr. Osprey. Reg. admission applies. FRIDAYStorytime, ages 2 -5 10:15-11 am Jacaranda Lib 4143 Woodmere Pk Blvd, Venice BodySculpt Anne, 7 pm Mondays,11:30 am Fridays, 417 S. Tamiami, Venice. Call Mary Lynn 941-685-8445 Holiday Lighting, Holly Days-Mangrove Nights, 5-8 pm, Historic Spanish Pt, 337 N Tamiami Tr. Osprey. Reg. admission applies Wine/Beer Tasting, Wine, Liquor, Craft Beer Tasting. Proceeds go to Plantation Community Foundation. $15/person Musical Meditation, 7 -9 pm, $5 Angel Ministries 2269 South Tamiami Trail, #3A Venice, 941-492-4995 Holiday Ball, 7 -10 pm Escape, CCE 700 S Waterway Venice, $6, BYOB, Res for 6 or more call Betty at 941-485-2297 | COMMUNITY CALENDAR In order to provide one-stop shopping for area event listings, the Venice Gondolier Sun is consol idating calendar items into a single location. The Venue calendar includes library, senior, Well-Being and religion events as well as community events. We have moved to a reader-submission model for all of these items. To get your events printed in the newspaper, they must be submitted via our website, www.venice gondoliersun.com. On the left, click on Community Calendar, then click on Submit Event and fill in the appropriate fields. You must enter the location, address and phone number in the Print Edition Text box for it to print. Deadlines: For events to run in Wednesdays paper, the deadline is 1 p.m. Monday. For events to run in Saturdays 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. HOW TO GET YOUR EVENTS LISTED | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSUSDA food distribution/Health in MotionFlorida Department of Agriculture has contracted with All Faiths Food Bank to distribute free USDA commodities to eligible Sarasota County residents Wednesday, Dec. 11, 8:30 a.m.-noon at Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice. Sarasota Countys Health in Motion mobile medical unit will provide free and low-cost health services, including education and screenings.The Sounds of ChristmasA special holiday concert will be held on Venice Theatres MainStage, 140 W. Tampa Ave., Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets $24 for adults; $10 for students; pay-whatyou can rate available each night at the door. Directed by Allan Kollar; Musical direction by Rick Bogner. Call for tickets and passes for the entire season at 941-488-1115 or in person at the box ofce from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before all shows for walk-up tickets. Tickets are also available at VeniceStage.com.Breakfast with SantaPinebrook Center will hold its annual Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 14, 9-11 a.m., 1240 Pinebrook Road, Venice. Santa will be on site to pass out gifts to the children and spread Holiday cheer. Call 941-488-6733. Visit: GenesisHcc.com/ Pinebrook.Tree lighting and open houseVenice Museum and Archives (VMA), inside the Triangle Inn, 351 S. Nassau St., Venice, will hold an open house Saturday, Dec. 14, 5-7 p.m., coinciding with the Venice Area Beautication Inc. Holiday Tree Lighting in West Blalock Park, across the street from the museum. VMA is decked out for the holidays. Participants include Bess & Company, Dina Bennett Interior Design and Trees by the Sea. Call 941-486-2487.Candlelight serviceVenice Memorial Gardens, 1950 Center R oad, Venice, celebrates its 21st annual Candlelight Memorial Service Saturday, Dec. 14. Drive through is at 6 p.m.; program starts at 7 p.m. The park will be lit up with 7,000 luminaries. During the service by Pastor David Miller, of First Christian Church, the names of those entrusted to the Gardens care this past year will be read aloud. Those served by Farley Funeral Homes in 2013 will be recognized. Josh Price will perform. Chairs and refreshments will be provided. A free will offering will be taken. To volunteer to help set candles Saturday morning, light candles in the afternoon or help pick up candles Sunday morning, call June Parker or Brice Ferguson at 941493-4246. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served for all volunteers.Musicale concertVenice Musicale presents Encore Chorus in a holiday concert at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Venice Public Library, 300 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice. The concert is free and open to the public. The program will feature a variety of seasonal choral songs with some novelty numbers thrown in. Encore Chorus is Venice Musicales ambassador to the community, providing entertainment for area businesses and organizations in exchange for donations for its Music Scholarship Fund. Monies go toward scholarships in the spring. Former Minnesota music teachers Bill and Jan Antholz lead the group. Bookings are made through Sandra Werrell, tswerrell@aol. com, 941-496-7968. Visit VeniceMusicale.org or call 941-497-2733.Sandy Claws beach runPreregistration is ongoing for the Sarasota County Parks and Recreation-sponsored 37th annual Sandy Claws Beach Run scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14, at Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Road, Sarasota. Run fees are $25 ($30 race day) for 5K and $18 ($20) for one-mile fun run. The fun run begins at 8 a.m.; the 5K race at 8:20 a.m. Preregister online at ParksOnline.scgov.net or complete and return a registration form available at any county recreation center, library or government building. For more details, call the Sarasota Call Center, 941-861-5000 or visit ScGov.net.Jazz concert on tapNate Najar, guitar, and Harry Allen, tenor saxophone, with John Lamb, bass, present Najars Jazz Holiday Dec. 13, 8 p.m., at The Glenridge Performing Arts Center, 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota. This is the rst of South County Jazz Club/GPACs new Jazz Series that comprises ve concerts from December through April. For ticket prices call The Glenridge at 941-552-5325 or visit Gpactix.com. Get social with GPAC at Facebook. com/glenridgePAC.Pageant at The PlayersPageant is a comical beauty pageant musical in which all queens have a little something extra a 5 oclock shadow. Audience members decide who wins. Competition includes categories for evening gown, swimsuit, talent, spokes-modeling and beauty crisis counseling. The show follows six (male) contestants as they compete for the Miss Glamouresse title. 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SOUTH TRAIL 4B WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11, 2013 CONTACT US RONALD DUPONT JR. EDITOR 941-207-1218 rdupont@venicegondolier.com SUN NEWSPAPERS Dayna Johnsons mother spent her nal days comforted in a loving hospice setting, and she vowed to one day return that favor with the help of her two Afghan hounds, Paris and Paige. I heard of an opportunity to do just that here in North Port, Johnson said. So thats what Ive done. When she lived in Michigan, Johnson enrolled Paris and Paige as puppies in a special training school called U.S.A. Therapy Dogs Inc. According to its website, animal-assisted therapy is designed to improve the physical, social, emotional and/or cognitive functioning of a patient. Johnson said the dogs learned how to sit, stay, keep off a patients bed, and refrain from scooping up any potentially toxic pills or medications they might nd on hospice oors. There are certain things they had to know, and they went through testing before they were certied, Johnson said. They cant show any aggression, because they might nd themselves in a small space with other dogs. But most important, Paris and Paige learned how to ease patients pain and suffering in the way that only a dog can do it by simply being present in a loving way. Johnson and her dogs performed that service for ve years in Michigan before she moved to North Port two years ago. Since then, she has volunteered her dogs distinctive method of healing to soothe not only patients at Tidewell Hospice, but also students with learning disabilities at Lamarque Elementary School although she said she works primarily with Tidewell these days. Johnson said no matter what the setting, once someone comes in contact with one of her dogs, all thought of pain or frustration with life disappears and all thats left is a smile. In a hospice situa tion, for example, my dogs take that person away from their disease for a moment, she said. It brings them some joy that they havent seen or heard of in a while. I know once I leave, the reality sets back in again, but at least I can give them that moment of happiness. The dogs are beautiful to look at and nice to touch. Their fur feels like human hair. She added the dogs smell nice as well, so their impact upon someone is a multisensory one of sight, touch and smell. Even hospice patients that are incoher ent with their caretakers readily connect with the dogs. At Tidewell Hospice, I once went into a room they call the fun room, Johnson said. All the patients who are able, gather there. Some are coherent, others are not. There was a lady there who had a stroke and lost her speech. She was in a wheelchair. The aide said, Dont go to her, shes denitely afraid of dogs. I kept my distance, but we kept looking at each other. She had a look on her face that said, Let me try it. As Johnson eased her dog closer to the woman, she reached her hand out to pet it. The aide was amazed. The aide said she wouldnt touch any dog, she said. Then the woman pointed her nger up to heaven. That got to me. I was blown away. Those are the kinds of moments that make me feel Ive done something good. Any health care-related organization interested in having Johnson bring her dogs in to interact with patients can contact her via email at cheyennesnunna@aol. com.Pet therapy dogs bring four-legged smilesBy STEVEN J. SMITHSUN CORRESPONDENTPHOTO PROVIDED BY PERRY JAMES PHOTOGRAPHYDayna Johnson, along with Paris, left, and Paige, right, has brought comfort to hospice patients and special needs students all around North Port for the last several years. Mike Levine wants to brighten Christmas for as many seniors as possible. Levines hope is to see volunteers deliver holiday gifts to 400 or more seniors in Venice, Englewood and North Port who are in need or are alone. Last year, 200 seniors received gifts. Levine also believes the need is far greater locally, maybe in the thousands, he said. Levine owner of the Home Instead Care franchise for Venice and South Sarasota County said Be a Santa to a Senior Christmas trees will be decorated at the Bealls Outlet stores in Englewood, Venice and North Port. Shoppers who pull ornaments from the tree will brighten a holiday that might otherwise be bleak and lonely for seniors. Last year, volunteers delivered gifts to more than 200 seniors, Levine said. We are not talking about big screen TVs, Levine said of the gifts. He recalled one senior last year who just wanted to be given a Christmas card. Typically, these are seniors with no families, he said. The seniors on the wish lists arent clientele of Home Instead Care. Levine said the names come from social services caseworkers, the Salvation Army, nursing homes and other agencies. The Be a Santa to a Senior program was started 10 years ago by the Home Instead Care franchise owner and spread throughout the company, he said. Englewoods Meals On Wheels delivers meals to 140 or more seniors a day. The numbers have dropped, but Meals On Wheels organizers are seeing more Englewood seniors 26 now who cannot afford the $3 per day to have a meal delivered, Meals On Wheels treasurer Milly Sowers said. And with recent cuts to Food Stamp programs, Sowers said, Were getting more (seniors) all the time. Working with Meals on Wheels, assisted living and nursing homes, Doctors Choice Home Care in Englewood East has a list of 130 seniors and its own gift tree where people can buy gifts and become a Santa helper for a senior. Email: reilly@sun-herald.comHeres a way to remember our seniors for ChristmasBy STEVE REILLYSTAFF WRITER PHOTO PROVIDED BY SUE ERWINEnglewood Bealls Outlet associates Ethel Singleton, Emilia Pokrzywnick, Diane Blair, Tina Schmidt and Melinda Wiggins stand beside one of the Be a Santa for a Senior trees that are located in Bealls Outlet stores in Englewood, North Port and Venice. Purchasing a small gift will brighten the holiday for seniors who face a bleak Christmas holiday. The Lemon Bay Conservancy hopes to recruit water testers for its Wildower Preserve. Working with the University of Floridas Lake Watch program, the conservancy has been testing water in Lemon Creek and the ponds on the defunct 80-acre Wildower golfcourse-turned-preserve on Placida Road. Since taking over the preserve, the conservancy discovered that Lemon Creek is a haven for juvenile tarpon. The conservancy now has three individuals who regularly test water in the creek and ponds, said Eva Furner, the conservancy member overseeing the water testing. However at least six to nine individuals are needed for the testing. Also, the conservancy hopes to have year-round volunteers. Volunteers need to devote three hours once a month for the testing. They should be willing to take water samples using a kayak launched into the ponds, and to analyze samples onshore. The water samples are analyzed for nitrogen, phosphorous, chlorophyll and trophic state. The conservancy expects the results to help it assess water quality over time, and to plan changes to improve the aquatic habitat. The actual testing is done by Lake Watch. Lake Watch is a statewide volunteer water-quality monitor ing program. Locally, Lake Watch also tests water samples from the Rotonda West Associations canals. More information can be found on Lake Watchs website, http://lakewatch.ifas.u. edu. Because of the diverse geology and soils throughout Florida, Lake Watch coordinator Dan Willis said, Every area has a different water chemistry. Lake Watch operates with a state budget of $285,000 representing a 40 percent cut from previous years and has ve lab technicians testing from 500 to 1,500 water samples a month. According to its website, Lake Watch samples water from more than 600 lakes, rivers and coastal sites in more than 40 Florida counties. To volunteer for the Wildower Lake Watch, or for more information, contact the Lemon Bay Conservancy at 941-8308922 or lbconservancy@ comcast.net.Email: reilly@sun-herald.comLemon Bay Conservancy calls for water testersBy STEVE REILLYSTAFF WRITER Local skateboarders soar in contest Ten-year-old Alec Puiser performs acrobatic feats on his skateboard. SUN PHOTOS BY TAMI GARCIASammy Wieman, 9, participates in the beginners division during the city of North Ports skateboard competition held recently. He was advanced to the intermediate division by the judges, winning third place. Shawn Campbell, 17, gets air as he hangs on to his skateboard while competing in the advanced division. Ronnie Erickson, 10, competes in the begin ners division during a skateboard competition recently, winning third place overall. Iwn% / / I 1 tAft,ltli 1 1(1jJ} IIPr errf1 / f({(1j11 N y r .i`,,ff fJ,j tF

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013 SUN NEWSPAPERS 5BVenice Theatre will present its traditional Sounds of Christmas concert Friday and Saturday Dec. 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. Audiences will be treated to an intimate evening of holiday tunes sung by some of Venice Theatres most talented vocalists. Regular ticket prices are $24 for adults and $10 for students. However, patrons who might be struggling nancially are invited to take advantage of a special pay-whatyou-can rate. Director Allan Kollar explains, We want everybody in our community to be able to afford a great Christmas show. We hope folks will come out and enjoy the music and pay whatever amount works for them and their family. Pay-what-you-can tickets are available for each performance. Patrons must purchase them at the door with cash. Any amount will be accepted. The special rate is not available online. For more information about tickets, contact the box ofce at 941-488-1115. The Sounds of Christmas will feature beautiful renditions of wintertime favorites old and new. Traditional songs and carols like Carol of the Bells, The First Noel and Silent Night will be sung along with more contemporary selections such as Baby Its Cold Outside, Mary Did You Know and The Twelve Days After Christmas. Full-priced tickets are available at the theaters box ofce at 941-488-1115 or online at VeniceStage.com. Holiday gift certicates are also available in per son and over the phone. Audiences are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to the concert to help stock local food pantries. Venice Theatre is located at 140 W. Tampa Ave. on the island in Venice.Pay what you can to hear Sounds of ChristmasFROM VENICE THEATRE Second Wednesday of November and 20 men sit at two long tables at the William A. Garvey VFW Post 8203 in North Port. (A woman later joins the group.) They are there for what you might call nourishment and fellowship. All are members in good standing with the I.O.O.B. the International Order of Old Bastards. Youll notice there is no call to order, theres no treasurers report or anything, no agenda. Were just a group of guys who get together and have lunch two days a month, have some beer, tell some jokes, says Dick Gortz. Yes they do. Tell jokes. Just a bunch of OBs sitting around and BSing for an hour or so. (The woman, who remains nameless for her own protection, is ofcially a Bastardette.) My ofcial guide for the noon meal is the president and Arch-OB Norm Olszewski. Norm and his buddy Dick came from the same town in Ohio and now live in the Holiday Park community. (In fact, most of the OBs here are Holiday Parkers either two-thirds or percent, depending on whos calculating. The exact wrong number is a subject of ongoing debate pre-entree course.) Next to Norm sits Wishy. To my left is Jim and next to him is Frank. Franks from Nantucket. Seriously. (Fill in your own limerick here. They did.) We have no objectives, Dick says. We just get together, drinking and telling jokes. After a beat he adds, Well, I guess that kind of is an objective. The North Port I.O.O.B. meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, except for November and December when they meet once a month and maybe not in the summer months. (It was a bit vague.) Lunch today at the VFW is turkey, mashed potatoes, yams and stufng. The beverage of choice is beer. Mid-meal, Jim tosses out a quick joke (on the clean side): One time, you know, my wife asks me, You think you can perform tonight? I say, what do you want me to do, the soft-shoe or what? Ba-dip-boom. Carol, of the VFW, stops by to collect money from the OBs. Of course, she has a couple of zingers handy. What do you call a guy is the rst. And then, Theyre up in a plane Laughs all around is all Ill say. After pumpkin pie, the ofcial jesting gets underway. Each OB jokester stands to address the other OBs. First comes a variation on a classic: This blonde was driving down the road Which ends with, Oh, youre OK. I didnt know you were a policeman. Next up: The Lone Ranger was captured by an Indian tribe The punchline? Posse, I said posse. Then: A golfer nishes up his round of golf and goes into the 19th hole, and theres Carol tending bar (I cant repeat the ending). This goes on for awhile. Viagra jokes, ethnic jokes (one featuring an Irish accent), jokes about police and atulence (involving turkey innards, believe it or not.) After awhile, the standup humor peters out. Then comes a rafe. I am asked to draw and my neighbor, Jim, wins a few bucks. It wasnt xed, I swear. The meeting eventually comes to a close and the OBs meander off, but not before a few take a detour into the VFW bar. More jokes to come. Stephen Baumann is a member of the Suns editorial board. If you or someone you know has a story to share, contact him at sbaumann@sun-herald. com, or call 941-681-3003.Just a bunch of old Life storiesSteve Baumann Joyce Higel Norton, Judi Foote, Jim Hazelton and Judie Bauer decorated the historic Lord-Higel House and the Lord-Higel family workshop shed for the holidays. Wiring for shed lighting was accomplished by Mickey Higel and Ron Wentworth. The membership of Venice Heritage Inc. encourages and appreciates the publics participation with contributions of various levels in its cur rent Wrap The Porch campaign fundraiser. The original 360-degree wrap-around porch was removed several years ago when the house was moved from the Lord Citrus Grove to Laguna Drive in Bayshore Estates. An estimated $150,000 is needed to cover the cost of replacing this very important architectural element, which will be the crown jewel of this historic houses exterior. The house was built in 1896 by pioneer/entrepreneur Joseph Lord, and it was lived in for many years by pioneer-newsman, George Higel. Venice Heritages vision is to create, establish and operate a Pioneer Living History Museum depicting the pioneer era of Venice, Nokomis, Laurel and Osprey, to be enjoyed by future generations. Venice Heritage offers the following levels of support to accomplish the renovation of the oldest existing house in Venice, known as the Historic Lord-Higel House. Novelty siding: $30; Bag of roof screws: $50; Roll of roof dry-in: $100; Metal/tin roof sheet: $200; 25-square-foot porch oor: $500. Sponsorships may be paid in cash, by check or by using PayPal at VeniceHeritage.org. Please write Lord-Higel House Porch in the notes section and make checks payable to Venice Heritage Inc., which is a 501(c)(3) nonprot organization. Mail to Venice Heritage Inc., P.O. Box 1190, Venice, FL 34284.Lord-Higel House gets a holiday lookSTAFF REPORT COURTESY PHOTOGetting into the holiday spirit, Joyce Higel Norton, (bottom left), Judi Foote and Judie Bauer, top left, and Jim Hazelton decorate the Historic Lord-Higel House, currently undergoing renovations. 14 years he was healthy, he was always happy. ... The doctors are shocked hes fully aware. So often, people in this situation are not even conscious whats going on. This has taught me to appreciate everything I have and dont have. He is teaching us a lesson of life, she said, adding her husband and other son have been wonderful throughout. Its the type of thing that will make you or break you. ... Its very stressful, but you have to look for a balance and motivation. Laurentz Bastias, one of Millies co-workers, was the driving force behind the Zumba for Manny fundraiser held recently at the Punta Gorda Womens Club. She cant say enough about the familys strength and the miracle Manny is. If you see him, you would know. He shines. Its a mystery, and at the same time its amazing, Bastias said. Millie recognizes it will be a tough road, and hers is a greedy goal in the sense it wont be a case of holding just one fundraiser and were all set. But we have to begin somewhere, she said. God allowed me 14 years of a wonderful, healthy son, to fall in love with him and his per sonality. This gives me even more desire to show people that Mannys still here, its just a different chapter. Manny was dead for 15 minutes, and he was brought back to life. ... 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6B SUN NEWSPAPERS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013 CROSS | 7 | LOS ANGELES TIMES CROSSWORD | GOREN BRIDGE SUDOKUFROM CLASSIFIED BRIDGE QUIZLook for the weekly bridge quiz in Saturdays real estate classified section of the Venice Gondolier Sun The answers appear in Wednesdays Our Town. LOOKING FOR SOMETHING?Wednesdays Sudoku is in the classified section along with Dear Abby, horoscopes, movie listings, a bonus cross word puzzle and a host of other features. The Sudoku solution still appears in Our Town.SOLUTION TO TODAYS CLASSIFIED CROSSWORD ?SOLUTION TO TODAYS 7 LITTLE WORDS PHOTO COURTESY OF SUNCOAST HUMANE SOCIETYArkamedes (Ark) is a 3-year-old purebred Siamese who is litter trained and is an inside cat. He likes other cats but hasnt been around dogs, and it might work. He tends to be somewhat inde pendent and comes to you for attention when he needs lovin. He needs a grain-free diet of food and treats. Toddlers and young kids make him nervous, so it is best for him to live with older kids and adults. Visit Suncoast Humane Society at 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood. To see if this animal is still available for adoption, call 941-474-7884 or visit: Humane.org.Arkamedes seeks loving home PHOTO COURTESY OF INGRID SIMKEBucky is an aectionate boy. He just wants a person to call his own. He loves humans and would do best in an adult home or with older children. He gets along well with other cats, too, as long as theyre mellow. Its important for him to nd a home with someone who really likes a kitty on their lap. Visit Suncoast Humane Society at 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood. To see if this animal is still available for adoption, call 941-474-7884 or visit: Humane.org.Bucky wants a new home Stores Nationwide Parts & Services Available Open 7 Days A Week Fan Experts For Over 34 Years DAN'S FAN CITY Good Thru 12/31/13 LARGEST SELECTION OF FANS ANYWHERE! FREE INSTALL $.99ON FANS PRICED 249 & UP $25 INSTALL $$ON FANS PRICED 99 to 249 OR SOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY. BRING THIS AD INTO STORE FOR DETAILS. PRIOR SALES EXCLUDED. NOT COMBINED WITH OTHER OFFERS. DAN'S FAN CITY, LLC LIC#EC13004528 DESIGNYOUR FANASK US HOW L SE O AN VENICE 1965C S. Tamiami 497-3267 PT. CHARLOTTE 2586 N. Tamiami 627-6933 dansfancity.com 50457958 presentsLearnhowBeaandIrvarelivingandloving wellatwww.tidewell.org TolearnaboutTidewellsprogramsandservices,call855-843-3935anytime.ServingManatee,Sarasota,CharlotteandDeSotocounties. 480979 JOB RESOURCES at EmployFlorida.com helped Jasmine choose a career path and land a job she loves.You too can discover REAL RESULTS with Employ Florida.JASMINE GREENMonitor Support Technician, Shands HospitalEmploy Florida is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. The Employ Florida telephone number may be reached by persons using TTY/TTD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Disponible en Espanol.1-866-FLA-2345EmployFlorida.com 470553 478789 NEW POOLS RESURFACING PAVERS POOL SERVICE REPAIRS REMODELING HEATERS Pebble Tec & Quartz Finishes 121 Triple Diamond Blvd. #13, North Venice, FL 34275 941-485-0062 www.olympicpools.us -C'yIIJ11.VIAy Ewa-l1 a'r ` i-Olympic poolswhere great pools beginVOTED BEST OF VENICE # 1 POOL-

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CROSSFROM PAGE 6 CLASS ACTS 7B WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11, 2013 CONTACT US 941-207-1102 ablackwell@venicegondolier.com SUN NEWSPAPERS The Sarasota County School District will host nancial aid seminars at seven local high schools in December and January. The sessions will provide information about scholarship opportunities for college and other postsecondary education. Parents and high school seniors are strongly encouraged to attend one of the sessions, which are sched uled as follows: Wednesday, Dec. 11: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Pine View School; Wednesday, Jan. 8: 6 p.m., North Port High; Thursday, Jan. 9: 7:30 p.m., Venice High; Tuesday, Jan. 14: 6:30 p.m., Suncoast Polytechnical High; Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m., Sarasota High; Wednesday, Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m., Riverview High; Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m., Booker High. The sessions will present the same infor mation at each location, so parents and students should pick the location and time that is most convenient for them. The seminars will cover such topics as federal and state nancial aid programs; tips for lling out nancial aid forms; and state and local scholarship opportunities, including the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program and scholarships offered by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, among others. For more information, call the districts guidance specialist, Peni Riedinger, at 941-927-4036.College financial aid seminars on tapSTAFF REPORT State College of Florida, ManateeSarasota (SCF) Corporate and Community Development will offer an English for College class MondaysThursdays starting Monday, Feb. 3, at SCF Venice, 8000 South Tamiami Trail, and SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W. The purpose of the 12-week intensive, noncredit course is to teach beginning-level students English communication skills in preparation for college credit courses. In the English for College program, students also will learn about degrees and certicates that SCF offers and meet with advisers to plan their future studies at SCF. After completing the course, students may advance to the English for Academic Purposes Program, which prepares intermediate and advanced English learners to acquire the skills needed to successfully complete a degree at SCF and transfer to a university. Students are required to have a high school diploma from any country and take an assessment to determine their English prociency level. The fee for the course is $750. A $25 discount is available for students who register before Dec. 19. For more information, contact Cindy Hunter at 941-752-5203 or email eap@scf.edu, or visit scf. edu/LearnEnglish. Maps and directions are online at scf.edu/maps.English for College class offeredFROM STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA The Sertoma Club of Venice announced its Students and Teacher of the Month at the clubs November meeting. Cassie Kasmirski, currently sporting a 4.7 grade point average (GPA), is extremely involved at Venice High School. She is currently the National Honor Society president, the Student Body vice president and the Mu Alpha Theta treasurer. Cassie has been on the State Championship volleyball team for the past three years. She is still undecided where to attend college but has a few favorites shes thinking about. Her parents are Jim and Cherri Kasmirski. Dominick Morrow holds a 4.75 GPA and is very active in the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Program. He is the recipient of the Anne Frank Humanitarian Award, a Sunshine State Scholar and an Academic State Champion in cross country. He enjoys playing guitar, running and tutoring kids in math. Dominick gives thanks for his parents, Michael and Nadine Morrow. He plans to attend an accredited university and pursue degrees in both physics and mathematics. Carole Lash has been a teacher in Sarasota County for 11 years. After 15 years of Maternal Child Nursing, it seems like serendipity that her rst year at Venice High School was the planning year for its Medical Academy. As the lead teacher in the Medical Academy, Lash strives to prepare her students for a wide variety of health care professions. Lash currently holds the title of Venice High School Teacher of the Year.Students and Teacher of the month namedFROM SERTOMA CLUB OF VENICE PHOTO COURTESY OF KATHY LEHNERSertoma Club of Venices Past President Alex Moseley, left, announces students and teacher of the month of November as Dominick Morrow, Carole Lash, Cassie Kasmirski. Greg Miller chairs the Student and Teacher of the Month program. $$ S AV E MONEY $$ Shop the Classifieds. Suncoast Humane Societys 2014 Pet Calendar has arrived just in time for the holidays. The calendar is available at the Societys adoption center at 6781 San Casa Drive in Englewood, its three thrift stores in Englewood, Venice and North Port, various community events, several local merchants and online at Humane.org. Donations for each calendar are appreciated. One hundred percent of calendar proceeds go directly to the care of the animals entrusted to Suncoast Humane Society. For more information, contact Suncoast Humane Society at 941-474-7884, visit Humane.org, or stop by the adoption center at 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood. Suncoast Humane Society has been serving animals and people since 1971. Founded as Englewood Animal Aid Society, the organizations services and programs were soon challenged to meet the demands placed on them by the pet over-population crises. Expansions to the facility in Englewood during the 1980s and 1990s helped the Society to more effectively provide for a growing service area. To reect the changes, the organization became Suncoast Humane Society. Today its service area includes Charlotte County, most of Sarasota County and the Boca Grande portion of Lee County, a total of over 450 square miles.Pet calendar availableFROM SUNCOAST HUMANE SOCIETY The Gettel Automotive Family of Dealerships gave a new $25,000 gift to the Education Foundation of Sarasota County at the groups 24th annual classroom grant awards reception Dec. 4. Gettels donation will underwrite Education Foundation Exploration Grants, giving students access to Southwest Floridas premiere cultural and scientic treasures. Combined with other private contributions, Gettels support will help underwrite a record number of Education Foundation classroom grants to teachers for the 20132014 academic year. The grants offer enrichment and experiential learning opportunities that will touch the lives of thousands of young people in Sarasota County schools. Educating our children is not just the responsibility of our school system but requires the support of a childs family, friends and the support of the community at large, said Gettels chief operations ofcer, Bob Bisplinghoff. It also requires nancial support from the business community, and we are honored to partner with the Education Foundation of Sarasota County as a producing sponsor of its Classroom Grants Programs. Last year, Gettel Automotive contributed more than $150,000 to local teachers in the communities in which the companies do business to recognize them for their hard work. Bisplinghoff said, This year, Gettel wanted to provide direct support to our childrens education and contribute in a manner that provides 100 percent matching funds from the state. We are very pleased to be able to meet that goal and give back to the community in the form of educational support.Gettel Automotive donates $25,000 for classroomsFROM EDUCATION FOUNDATION 478043 941-473-1403 850 N. 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AROUND TOWN 8B WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11, 2013 CONTACT US FRAN VALENCIC SOCIAL COLUMNIST franvalencic@comcast.net SUN NEWSPAPERS The Venice Garden Clubs Holiday Luncheon proved this is a season where all different colors say, Lets celebrate. The banquet room at the Ramada sparkled with Christmas. The glitter came not just from the decorations but from the cheerful mood. This happy group obviously enjoys what they do and each others company. The delicious lunch was followed by a celebration of members and a terric demonstration by Marion Crane, who came to Florida by way of Vermont and New York. The four centerpieces she created became rafe prizes. The members meet on the rst Thursday of the month at the South Venice Community Center on Alligator Drive and invite everyone who enjoys making the world prettier to join them. For info about membership, call Linda Keneld at 941-412-1620.The Hymans take a bowThe overow crowd at the Venice Heritage Inc. fashion show and luncheon enjoyed the tribute to Julia and Dick Hyman. Julia presented a PowerPoint presentation of her sculptures and Dick played several numbers, including variations on Chopins Waltz in C Minor. Fashions from Sandys Designer Clothing, Krystynas, Seaside Chic Boutique and Patchington showed off the latest styles for the fashionistas in Venice. Three cheers to Serena Cannarelle and her committee for a huge party.Standing room onlyExsultate! performed to a standing room-only crowd at Grace United Methodist Church. This rst concert of this years holiday season featured Le Voci de Venezia, the chorus from Venice High School, and a new youth chorus under the direction of Kathleen Crane. Their singing drew warm applause. It seems like a bright future is in store for them. The concert included Carol of the Bells and an audience singalong. Visit Exsultate.org for tickets and info.One of our bestThe special person of this week is Betty Ann Parry. This nice lady joined the Venice Garden Club and learned there was no boutique as it had aged out. Being the doer she is, Betty Ann got a committee of workers together who started creating spectacular one-of-a-kind items. Three years later, the boutique is thriving and often sells out. There, unique wreaths, oral arrangements and jewelry will be for sale at their garden tour on March 25 and 26. Get your checkbooks and wallets ready. Betty Ann Parry is one of the women who make Venice a great place to live. Fran Valencic is the Venice Gondolier Suns social columnist and welcomes your ideas and tips. Email her at FranValencic@comcast.net.Garden Club sparkles with ChristmasFRAN VALENCIC Clara Minerd and Jules Giovanetti decorate Claras tree at Blalock Park getting ready for the community tree lighting on Saturday. The fun begins at 5 p.m. with singing and Santa and Mrs. Claus. The event is sponsored by the city of Venice and the Venice Garden Club. The Venice Archives across the street will be having an open house showcasing its decorations. Irene Bette and Bev Barlow led a spirited singalong at the HVV Holiday Luncheon at Jacaranda West Club. They are two multitalented HVV volunteers. Irene also volunteers at Venice Theatre and performs at senior centers in Venice. Richard Val Allen (left) and Frank Collins wear their holiday colors to the Hospital Volunteers of Venice Holiday Luncheon at Jacaranda West Country Club. Frank is the president-elect for HVV. This group of about 600 serves the community through their work at various locations in town. Denny Kalgren (standing) enjoys the HVV Holiday Luncheon and visiting with Barbara and William Deberrio. Denny chairs the nominating committee for the group. The HVV volunteers have touched many families in town with their mission of kindness. Marilyn Shute, Joanne Pisarski, Nancy Muldune, Shirley Homan, Pat More land and Rosario Fredrickson took a bow for their longevity and dedication to the Venice Garden Club. Betty Ann Parry took over the Venice Garden Clubs boutique and along with her team creates sensa tional wreaths, table decorations and jewelry. The group will have a boutique sale at their house tour in 2014. Elaine Hudon and Beatrice Holt purchase decorative wreaths at the Venice Garden Club Holiday luncheon. Larry Chiulli helped models on the runway and Vee Garry-Chi ully narrated the Venice Heritage Inc. fashion show. Below: Exsultates Voices of Wonder concert introduced the newly formed Youth Chorus of Venice under the direction of Kathleen Crane (pictured far left). Janet Roberts, Doreen McConnell and Florence Walker enjoy time before the Exsultate! Voices of Wonder concert at Grace United Methodist Church. Their next concert is on Feb. 23. Left below: Le Voci de Venezia, the Venice High School chorus directed by Stephen Johns, performed with Exsultate! at the Voices of Wonder concert. The group travels to Boston to perform in 2014. rfntrbnfrffnrffntbbf bt 479330 Assisted Living At Its Finest.;aiou1 8-P Offff

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2 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 11 17, 2013 DJ SCUBE STEVE, 8 p.m. close. Cornhole contest 8 p.m. close. Rattlers Old West Saloon, 111 W. Oak St., Arcadia. MICHAEL HIRST, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Blue Lagoon Restaurant, 2000 Oyster Creek Dr., Englewood. www.newbluelagoon.com. MIKE IMBASCIANI BLUES, (live music), Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-7501. CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS IN VEGAS SHOW, staring Jimmy Mazz. $10 plus tax. Beyond the Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd., Englewood. 941-474-1400. DENNY PEZZIN, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Boca Royale Country Club, 1601 Englewood Rd., Englewood. 941-475-6464. QUIET FIRE, (live music), 6 p.m. 10 p.m. Englewood Moose 1933, 55 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-473-2670. WINE TASTING, noon 6 p.m. Complimentary. Catanias Winery, 524 Paul Morris Dr., Englewood. 941-475-7553. FREE TRIVIA, 7:30 p.m. Pig N Whistle, Placida Plaza, Gasparilla Rd., Englewood. 941-698-0021. LIVE MUSIC WITH DANE, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. $5 Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. Englewood VFW, 550 N. McCall Rd., Englewood. 941-474-7516. CHAKULLAH AND ME, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy. 941-627-3474. Cover charge is canned goods and nonperishable food items. JAZZ JAM, 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Cactus Jack Southwest Grill, 3448 Marinatown Lane, North Fort Myers. 239-652-5787. BELLY DANCING, 6:45 p.m. Greek Grill and Gallery, 14828 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-423-6400. KARAOKE, with Mark McKinley. 7 p.m. 10 p.m. North Port Family Restaurant, 14525 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-426-9885. KARAOKE, with DJ Rockin Ray, 8 p.m. Porkys Roadhouse, 4300 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte. 941-629-2114. KARAOKE, with Billy G., 6 p.m. 10:30 p.m. F. O. 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. BIG DOGS LIVE TRIVIA CHALLENGE, 7 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Free to play. Top three teams share $100 in gift certicates. Chubbyz Tavern, 4109 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-613-0002. KARAOKE WITH VALLERIE, 5:30 p.m.9:30. Allegro Bistro, 1740 E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889. FREE TEXAS HOLD EM BY POCKET ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 5:30 p.m. close. Flanagans Pub, 761 Venice Bypass, Venice. 941-240-2675. FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Certied yoga instructor. Venice. HENRY MONZELLO, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Blue Lagoon Restaurant, 2000 Oyster Creek Dr., Englewood. www.newbluelagoon.com. WINE TASTING, noon 6 p.m. Complimentary. Catanias Winery, 524 Paul Morris Dr., Englewood. 941-475-7553. DENNY PEZZIN, (live music), 6:30 p.m. no cover. Beyond the Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd., Englewood. 941-474-1400. BINGO, 7:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Play for $1. Proceeds to benet childrens charities. Rotonda Elks, 303 Rotonda Blvd. East, Rotonda. 941-697-2710. HARPER AND THE MID-WEST KIND, (live music), Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-7501. LEMON BAY BARBERSHOP CHORUS, 6:30 p.m. Rehearsal open to the public. Christ Lutheran Church, 701 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood. TEXAS HOLD EM POKER, 6:15 p.m. Englewood Moose 1933, 55 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-473-2670. PAUL ROUSH, (live music) 6 p.m.9 p.m. Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy. 941-627-3474. Cover charge is canned goods and nonperishable food items. FREE TEXAS HOLD EM BY POCKET ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 6 p.m.-close. Olde World Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-426-1155. KARAOKE, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Bualo Wild Wings. 4301 Aiden Lane, North Port. 941-429-9722. INGROOV BIG BAND, (live music), 2 p.m.-4 p.m. $4 donation will be taken at the door. The Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. KARAOKE BY DJ DON AND JO, 6 p.m. Its pasta night at the Sons of Italy, $7.50 for members, and $8.50 for guests. Sons of Italy, 3725 Easy St., Port Charlotte. Call for reservations, 941-764-9003. GUITAR ARMY, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Gilchrist Park, Punta Gorda. CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON, 11:30 p.m. -1 p.m. $15 per person. Hosted by The Charlotte County Family YMCA and Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity. The Bayfront Center YMCA, 750 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 941-639-3162. FRANK GREATHOUSE, (accoustic jazz), 5 p.m. 9 p.m. Pressellers Restaurant, 209 W. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. GULF COAST BANJO SOCIETY, (live music), 11 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Snook Haven Restaurant, 5000 E. Venice Ave., Venice. THE LEW DELGATTO QUARTET, 2 p.m. 4 p.m. $5 for South County Jazz Club members, $10 for nonmembers. Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave. S., Venice. 941-379-3345. JAZZ IZZ IT, (jazz with Debra, Mike, Ernie and Randy), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. The Allegro Bistro, 1740 E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889. FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Certied yoga instructor. Venice. SADDLE TRAMP, Rattlers Old West Saloon,111 W. Oak St., Arcadia. THE FLASHBACKS, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Blue Lagoon Restaurant, 2000 Oyster Creek Dr., Englewood. 941-475-1030. AMERICAN MADE BAND, (live music), 7 p.m. 11 p.m. Flounders Restaurant and Tiki Bar, 1975 Beach Rd., Englewood Beach. 941-460-8280. LATIN RENDEZVOUS, 2 p.m. 4 p.m. $5 for South County Jazz Club members, $10 for nonmembers. Englewood Art Center, 350 S. McCall Rd., Englewood. 941-379-3345. KIM JENKINS, (live music), 7 p.m. no cover. All you can eat sh fry night. Beyond the Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd., Englewood. 941-474-1400. LAUREN MITCHELL BAND, (live music), Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-7501. DON AND SUZY AKERS, (live music), 6 p.m. 10 p.m. Englewood Moose Lodge, 55 West Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-473-2670. TOUCHTUNES KARAOKE, 9 p.m. The New Faull Inn, 2670 Placida Rd., Englewood. 941-697-8050. COPPERHEAD, (live music), 7 p.m. 11 p.m. The White Elephant, 1855 Gulf Blvd., Englewood. WINE TASTING, noon 6 p.m. Complimentary. Catanias Winery, 524 Paul Morris Dr., Englewood. 941-475-7553. JIMMY JAY, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. La Stanza Restaurant, 285 W. Dearborn St., Engle wood 941-475-1355. BINGO, 5:15 p.m. warm-up with games to follow at 6 p.m., pks start at $20. Proceeds go to childrens 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. BANDANA, (live music), 7 p.m. 10 p.m. Olde World Restaurant, 14415 S. 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 benet 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. KARAOKE WITH RON, 7 p.m. John Halls Goal Post, 3575 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-979-9933. MILES BOSWORTH, 5 p.m. 8 p.m. on the patio. The Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-629-3055. CRACKER 41, 9 p.m. midnight. The Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami T rail, Port Charlotte. 941-629-3055. HOLIDAY ON THE HARBOR, dusk. Santa arrives to show a holiday movie and deliver candy. Bring chairs and blankets to sit on. Enjoy premovie perofrmance by Charlotte High School Band and Punta Gorda Middle School Jazz Band. Admission is free and Sunny Days Ice Cream and North Port Vendors will be onsite. Bayshore Live Oak Park, Charlotte Harbor. KARAOKE WITH THE CONNECTION, 8 p.m.midnight. Nemos in Bowland, 3192 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941-625-4794. LESLIE DACOSTA, (live music), 5 p.m. 9 p.m. Pressellers Restaurant, 209 W. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. KARAOKE WITH DJ JOHN, 9 p.m. midnight. Applebees Venice, 4329 Tamiami Trail, Venice. 941-497-7740. BRINDLEYS ISLAND TIME SPIRITS HOLIDAY TASTING EXTRAVAGANZA, 6 p.m. 8 p.m. $15 per person. Taste a large variety of wines, liquors and craft beers. Proceeds benet the Plantation Community Foundation which helps support area charities. Brindleys Liquor, Wine and Gourmet Market, 421 Tamiami Trail S., Venice. 941-488-5989. VALLERIE AND NEALE, (live music), 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. The Allegro Bistro, 1740 E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889. FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Certied yoga instructor. Venice. SADDLE TRAMP, Rattlers Old West Saloon, 111 W. Oak St., Arcadia. BANDANA. (live music), Flounders Restaurant and Tiki Bar, 1975 Beach Rd., Engle wood Beach. 941-460-8280. ESCAPE WITH SPOTLIGHT, (live music), 6:30 p.m.0:30 p.m. Englewood Eagles 3885, 250 Old Englewood Rd., Englewood. 941-474-9802. MOTOWN CHRISTMAS, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Dinner show featuring Wilson Williams and Verceal Whitaker of the Platters. $35 plus tax for dinner and the show. Call for reservations. Blue Lagoon Restaurant, 2000 Oyster Creek Dr., Englewood. 941-475-1030. JOY AND THE GANG, (live music), 6 p.m. 10 p.m. Englewood Moose 1933, 55 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-473-2670. KARAOKE, 7 p.m. Pig N Whistle, Placida Plaza, Gasparilla Road, Englewood. 941698-0021. WHAT SWEETER MUSIC, Mark Hayes concert. 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Admission is free. Rotonda West Community Church, 501 Rotonda Blvd. W., Rotonda West. 941-697-0266. STARS OF COUNTRY SHOW, starring The Sensations. 7 p.m. $10 plus tax. Beyond the Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd., Englewood. 941-474-1400. SHOTGUN JUSTICE, (live music), Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-7501. VERMONTS EASY STREET, (live zydeco/Cajun music) 7 p.m.-9 p.m. The Zydeco Grille, 8501 Placida Rd, Englewood. 941828-1472 JIMMY JAY, (live music), 6 p.m.-9 p.m. La Stanza Restaurant, 285 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-1355. WINE TASTING, noon 6 p.m. Complimentary. Catanias Winery, 524 Paul Morris Dr., Englewood. 941-475-7553. WEDNESDAY FRIDAY THURSDAYOUT AND ABOUT | 4 SATURDAY OUT AND ABOUT 478144 362 W DEARBORN ST. ENGLEWOOD 941.475.7501 RESTAURANT & BAR Wed. Mike Imbasciani 7pm Thurs. Harper a nd t he Mid-West Kind 7pm Fri. Lauren Mitchell Band 7pm Sat. Shotgun Justice 7pm 50460288 779 W. Wentworth, Englewood 941-475-6882 ROYAL PALM M ARINA DINING SPECIALS 2 B URGERS $ 5 1/2 L B F RESH S HRIMP $ 9.99 F RIED F ISH P LATTER $ 9.99 On The Water 478152 a n d S u p p e r C l u b and Supper Club B e y o n d t h e S e a Beyond the Sea R e s t a u r a n t Restaurant 3555 S. Access Rd. Englewood 474-1400 Open 7 days www.beyondtheseafl.com CALL FOR RESERVATIONS! Shower of Stars Tribute Show E NGLEBERT L ITTLE A NTHONY M THIS & M ORE ! D OLLY P ARTON T OM JONES with with Memories Memories Starring C ELINE D ION S ONNY & C HER D OLLY P LATTERS B EE G EES L INDA R ONSTADT D EAN M ARTIN & M ORE Saturday Dec 21st Dinner & Show $ 33. 00 + tax 6:00 Dinner 7:30 Show New $ 10. 00 + tax Wed. Dec. 11th at 7 pm Spend The Christmas Holidays in Las Vegas with Break out the jingle bells, Jimmy Mazz is coming to town! Sure to be an evening youll never forget immy J azz M www.TheBandGuys.com Mark@Thebandguys.com IHE,3 E EATLES MANIAilk,A LIVE MUSICAL3 PIECE TRIBUTE TO THE MUSK Of

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December 11 17, 2013 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 3 Many of you dont know, but I will be passing Lets Go! on to a new editor in the coming weeks. The last year and a half has been a great journey for me with Lets Go! Helping to build entertainment awareness in Southwest Florida has introduced me to events, bands, restaurants and places that I never wouldve discovered. I hope youve enjoyed your entertainment publication and that you will continue to look forward to Wednesdays paper, as many of you told me you do. If you ask me, Southwest Florida is paradise. I have no doubt that Lets Go! will continue to capture the fun events and great places our area has to offer. Thank you to all of our readers for helping spread the word about Lets Go! Thank you to everyone I have worked with for different concerts, shows and even weekly entertainment schedules. You all have made my job truly enjoyable, and I cant thank you enough. Finally, thank you to the Sun and everyone I have worked with over the last year. I couldnt have asked for better management and our area is not only lucky to have Lets Go!, but all of the Sun newspapers. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a part of a great company filled with some pretty awesome people. I hope everyone enjoys the holiday season and next week you will meet your new editor! Also, dont forget to count the turkeys in our section this week. See page 4 for details. C ASEY O ASEY O ASEY RTLIEB Lets Go! Editor Last Saturday four of us headed over to the Walt Disney World Resort to see the Candle light Processional in the America Gardens Theatre at Epcot and then, after dinner, the Osborne Family holiday light display at Disneys Hollywood Studios. Sadly, there was no time to check out the ice crystals that cover Cinderellas Castle in the Magic Kingdom this season. That, too, is a pretty awesome sight, but what isnt over at that magical wonderland? Also fun is a visit to all the major Disney hotels to compare trees. There is an African theme at Animal Kingdom Lodge, an oldfashioned feel to the giant tree at the Grand Floridian, a Polynesian theme at the Polynesian Hotel, and a more rustic western look to the one at the Wilderness Lodge. Also at the Grand Floridian is a gingerbread house cookie shop. Imagine buying gingerbread cookies from a shop made of gingerbread. Resist the urge to nibble its walls. Call 407-WDW-DISNEY for information and reservations, should you choose to spend more time at the resort. Chill out at ICE! over at the Gaylord Palms Resort (now a Marriott), which is just the other side of Interstate 4 from WDW if you use Exit 80A or 80B, depending on which park you visit first. The Gaylord serves up hot chocolate as you emerge from ICE! which is cooled to 9 degrees to maintain the carved ice sculptures. This year you can even watch the ice carvers from China at work. The Gaylord folks provide you with heavy coats as you enter this ticketed attraction or, you can join the Polar Bear club and run through it in your swimsuit. BRRRR! For tickets, visit Christmas AtGaylordPalms.com. Lets Go! on Facebook:www.facebook.com/ SunCoastLetsGoPresidentDavid Dunn-RankinPublisherCarol Moore 941-681-3031 cymoore@sun-herald.comEditorCasey Ortlieb 941-681-3006 cortlieb@sun-herald.com Lets Go! letsgo@sun-herald.com 120 W. Dearborn St. Englewood, FL 34223 www.sunnewspapers.net Please submit information at least two weeks before the event. To send items for the calendar, please include the time, location, cost of tickets and where to get them, and a telephone number to call for more information.Your weekly guide to entertainment, travel and arts in Southwest Florida. Its been fun! K IM C ooOOL Lets Go! Features Editor Join the Polar Bear Club at ICE! Join the Polar Bear Club at ICE! rfn tbtn rfnrtnbn rfnttbrfrr ntb nrrfntbttntfrntbr tbrrtbrrfntbbt btbnrfrrrbn rbtfntrbnrrrtttn r 480343 l fLLLFind us onbFacebook

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4 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 11 17, 2013 OUT AND ABOUTALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST, 8 a.m. -10 a.m. $5. Englewood VFW, 550 N. McCall Rd., Englewood. 941-474-7516. BINGO, 1 p.m. VFW, 550 N. McCall Rd., Englewood. 941-474-7516. DOO WOP DENNY, (live music), 7 p.m. 10 p.m. The Saltwater Cafe, 1071 Tamiami Trail, Nokomis. 941-488-3775. FREE TEXAS HOLD EM BY POCKET ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 12 p.m. 5 p.m. North Port Family Restaurant, 14525 Tamiami Trail Unit 7, North Port. 941-240-2675. KARAOKE, 7 p.m. 10 p.m. North Port Family Restaurant, 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. KARAOKE WITH DJ JOHN, 7 p.m. 10 p.m. Shamrocks Pub, 12500 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-441-7078. KITT MORAN, (jazz), 7 p.m.-10 p.m. J.D.s Bistro Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-255-0994. KARAOKE, Port Charlotte VFW Post 5690, 23204 Freedom Ave., Port Charlotte. 941-467-4447. KARAOKE WITH THE CONNECTION, 8 p.m.-midnight. Nemos in Bowland, 3192 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941-625-4794. KARAOKE WITH DJ DON, 9 p.m.1 a.m. Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-629-3055. PAPA AND MAMA ROOT, (live music), 6 p.m. -10 p.m. Portofinos Restaurant, Charlotte Harbor. ROCK N RHYTHM, (live music), 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Deep Creek Elks, 1133 Capricorn Blvd., Punta Gorda. 941-764-6825. Reservations suggested. PUNTA GORDA FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m.1 p.m. Taylor Street and W. Olympia Avenue, Punta Gorda. OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET, 8:30 a.m. 1 p.m. Punta Gorda Historic Train Depot Antique and Collectables Mall, 1009 Taylor Road and Carmalita Street, Punta Gorda. 941-639-6774. THE LEMON BAY BLUEGRASS BAND, 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Bring a chair, sit back and enjoy. Historic Train Dock, 1009 Taylor Rd., Punta Gorda. 941-639-6774. THE BEACHES, (live music), 5 p.m. 9 p.m. Fishermens Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. DOUG AND GEORGE, (jazz duo), 5 p.m. 9 p.m. Pressellers Restaurant, 209 W. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. PRAISE CHORALE AND PRAISE BELLS, 11 a.m. Fishermens Village Center Court, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. A CHRISTMAS ODYSSEY, 4 p.m. $20 for adults. $10 for students. For tickets call 941-2040033. CPAC, 701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda. VENICE FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m.-noon. On Tampa Avenue, between Nokomis and Nassau Avenues in Historic Downtown Venice. Local pro duce, plants, owers, crafts, jewelry, soaps, imported oils, seafood, pastries and more. FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH PAVILION, 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Certied yoga instructor with 35 years of experience. Venice Beach Pavilion. BLUE PLATE DINNER, 4 p.m. 6 p.m. $6. Karaoke from 4 p.m. 7 p.m. VFW, 550 N. McCall Rd., Englewood. 941-474-7516. BREAKFAST AT ENGLEWOOD ELKS, 8 a.m.-noon. $6.50 all you can eat. Englewood Elks, 401 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood. 941474-1404. ENGLEWOODS BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH, 10:30 a.m. 3 p.m. One free Mimosa, Salty Dog or Bloody Mary with brunch. Beyond the Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd., Englewood. 941-474-1400. DAVE CHAPPELLE, comedian. 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Center, 8099 College Parkway, Cypress Lake. TRU KOUNTRY BAND, (country), 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Free line dancing lessons.$6 per person or $10 per couple. The Shell Factory, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers. 239-677-9734. SUNNY JIM, (live music), 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy. 941-627-3474. Cover charge: canned goods and nonperishable food items. FREE TEXAS HOLD EM BY POCKET ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 12:30 p.m. 4 p.m. Olde World Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-426-1155. FOOTBALL TAILGATE PARTY, come watch your favorite team play on one of 10 TVs at an inside tailgate party. AMVETS Post 312, Chancellor Blvd., North Port. BIG SUNDAY BREAKFAST, 9 a.m.11 a.m. All the bacon, sausage, ham, biscuits and gravy, potatoes and eggs that you can eat. Along with free coee, orange juice and milk for $5.99 donation. Amvets Post 312, 7050 Chancellor Blvd., North Port. 941-276-1300. FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Shop for vegetables, meats, plants, gifts and more. When the Market closes at 2 p.m., tours of the gar dens are available. A $5 suggested donation gets you a plant to take home. History Park, 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. 941-380-6814. RESTORATIVE YOGA WORKSHOP, 4 p.m. 6 p.m. $35. The Yog Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda. 941-505-YOGA. BIKES AND BLUES, with J. Greg Faulk. 2 p.m. 5 p.m. Tillys Tap, 3149 Duncan Rd., Punta Gorda. 941-505-0798. FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH PAVILION, 8:30 a.m. Certied yoga instructor with 35 years of experience. Venice Beach Pavilion. TRIVIA, 6 p.m. 10 p.m. The End Zone, 2411 S. McCall Rd. Englewood. 941-473-ZONE. 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 invites prospective bell ringers to join them in their 2013-14 season. North Port High School Music Suite, 6400 W. Price Blvd., North Port. 941-423-0706. SOUTH OF THE BORDER NIGHT, The AMVETS Post 312 in North Port will be serving a south of the border menu from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. A three-card bingo will be played at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. AMVETS Post 312, Chancellor Blvd., North Port. 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 Charlotte. 941-467-4447. SWINGIN ON MONDAY, The Year That Was 1942. 7 p.m. Presented by the Charlotte County Big Band. $12. The Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. 941-625-4175 ext. 221. FOUR LEAF STRUMMERS, (live music), 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. Fishermens Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. MICHAEL HIRST, (live music), 5 p.m.7 p.m. Fishermens Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 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. VENETIAN HARMONY CHORUS, 6:30 p.m. Join the Venetian Harmony Chorus on Monday nights for practice and fun at United Church of Christ, 620 E. Shamrock Blvd., Venice. 941-480-1480. VENICE CONCERT BAND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and will be available the afternoon of the concert from 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. in the Community Center lobby. Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice. 941-480-1704. FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Certied yoga instructor. Venice. FREE BLUEGRASS MUSIC, 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Weather permitting, bring lawn chairs, flashlights and coolers. Bay Heights Park, 1000 S. Indiana Ave., Englewood. CHRISTMAS SINGALONG, 7 p.m. Music and entertainment provided by The Little Band of Writers. Historic Green Street Church, 416 W. Green St., Englewood. 941-474-3764. KARAOKE WITH BILL AND SHIRLEY, 6 p.m. 9 p.m. The Cove Bistro, 8300 Wiltshire, Suite 6, off Gasparilla Rd., across from the Pig N Whistle, Englewood. KARAOKE WITH WAM 6 p.m. 9 p.m. in the courtyard at Engle woods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-7501. TRIVIA, 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-7501. OPEN MIC NIGHT, 6 p.m. Lake View Restaurant, 5605 S. McCall Road, Port Charlotte. 941-697-9200. OPEN MIC NIGHT, 8 p.m. 11 p.m. Nemos Sports Cafe at Bowland, 3192 Harbor Blvd., P or t Charlotte. FREE TEXAS HOLD EM POKER, 7 p.m. Porkys Roadhouse, 4300 Kings High way, Port Charlotte. 941-629-2114. BINGO, 11 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. Port Charlotte Elks Lodge 2153, 20225 Kenilworth Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941627-4313 ext. 115. FREE TEXAS HOLD EM BY POCKET ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 6 p.m. close. Deans North of the Border, 23063 Harborview Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941-743-6100. TIKI D., (live music), 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fishermens Village Center Stage, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 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December 11 17, 2013 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 5 MOVIESOPENING THIS WEEKThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug | Runtime: 2 hr. 40 min. | Rated PG-13 fright ening images and fantasy action violence. Having survived the rst part of their unsettling journey, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and his companions (Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage) continue east. More dangers await them, including the skin-changer Beorn and the giant spiders of Milkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood Elves, Bilbo and the dwarves journey to Lake-town and, nally, to the Lonely Mountain, where they face the greatest danger of all: the fearsome dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch). Tyler Perrys A Madea Christmas | 1 hr. 45 min. | Rated PG-13 for crude humor, sexual references and language. Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what theyll nd when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Jubilee, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.OTHER MOVIES PLAYING THIS WEEKOut of the Furnace | Runtime: 1 hr. 56 min. | Rated R for strong violence, language and drug content. From Scott Cooper, the critically acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart, comes a gripping and gritty drama about family, fate, circumstance and justice. Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russells brother Rodney (Casey Aeck) returns home from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so with nothing left to lose Russell takes matters into his own hands, putting his life on the line to seek justice for his brother. The impressive cast of Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson are rounded out by Casey Aeck, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Zoe Saldana and Sam Shepard. Black Nativity | Runtime: 1 hr. 35 min. | Rated PG for thematic material, language and a menacing situation. Langston (Jacob Latimore), a Baltimore teen raised by a single mother (Jennifer Hudson), travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with estranged relatives, the Rev. Cornell Cobbs (Forest Whitaker) and his wife, Aretha (Angela Bassett). However, Langston soon nds that Cobbs has strict rules, and the youth is MOVIES | 8 NOW OPEN DAILY 10AM-10PM GRAND OPENING Culvers of Port Charlotte 385 Kings Highway Port Charlotte, FL 33983 941-627-2600 Enter for a chance to win a 50 Flatscreen TV E x p i r e s 1 2 / 3 0 / 1 3 50461596 50458048 (over $399.99, not valid on layaway or previous sales) OPEN MON.-FRI. 9AM-7PM; SAT. 9AM-6PM; SUN. 11AM-4PM 3795 TAMIAMI TR., PORT CHARLOTTE (ON US 41 DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM GATORZ) 941-627-6600 www.bicyclecentercc.com T a k e $ 5 0 o f f a n y T a k e $ 5 0 o f f a n y Take $50 off any B M X B i k e i n s t o c k B M X B i k e i n s t o c k BMX Bike in stock Wine & Paint Party rff Come see what the excitement is all aboutTorch Bistro Punta Gorda December 17th 50442754 O W jkI}r^4$1 OFF%orwa+ Ekcoic wrcir: vRe.ro n.. _tcv; a].P..d anwm,ua.i.pv mnns.NVd.oa.m+a dwx.I.eulwNl.y+.rG.lfaMfm.7I -_ 1.:_ cWk-.11 ork P..,, CmYD:mKV wl r:nurr r.MrCo.pm nKwIE.N9m[ nl.'AINC7:rtr Ir-, o-nmwcorp. r p.r>ru. lkftl myni.leMt7 aMah'm:r. hbob" IVW3COO -D17\

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6 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 11 17, 2013 DINING OUTNo, the name of the restaurant on Placida Road in Englewood is not Graham Cracker Cafe. The Gram stands for "Gram" as in grand mother, and the "Cracker" is for Florida cracker, a name often associated with those who were born and raised in Florida. The Gram Cracker Cafe is a great place for diners to enjoy tasty homemade meals and desserts. "Gram" Lynne Miller does all the cooking and baking. Husband, Steve, a Florida Cracker, helps out as needed, as does her son, Rian. Customer Barbara Gschwend loves the Gram Cracker Cafe and says the pies and bread puddings are to die for. She often orders homemade soup and a ham salad sandwich for lunch. Regular customer, Mr. Parker, usually orders vegetable quiche for lunch, or "whatever my wife is in the mood for," he says. He, too, raves about Lynne's specialty pies. When asked how she learned to bake pies, Lynne says she learned through trial and error. If the lling doesn't spill over, it's not done. For Thanksgiving I baked over 75 pies and delivered a number of dinners, including a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings for a group of 25," Lynn added. Popular pies all year long include: cherry, apple, blueberry, and chocolate cream. For the holidays pumpkin, of course, is a favorite, along with rhubarb, pecan and mince. Customers on special diets will be happy to learn that gluten free and sugar free pies are also sold at the Gram Cracker Cafe. But Lynne doesn't just bake pies. She furnishes custom-made cakes to the Southwest Beach Restaurant in Boca Grande and sells banana cake with cream cheese icing, carrot cake, and assorted cupcakes at her Cafe. She also oers small party catering for lun cheons or dinners, and if customers crave cakes, pies or cookies, they may order them in advance or before 9 a.m. for afternoon pickup. The menu at Gram Cracker Cafe is constantly changing. One can always count on: pot pies; Caesar, Greek, Southwest, chef, or house salads; chicken or tuna salads; turkey, Caesar salad or ham wraps; and sh and Cuban sandwiches. They regularly oer cold sandwiches on assorted breads with chips and a pickle, but customers who enjoy french fries may order the clam strip basket, specialty burgers, or the grilled Reuben with Swiss cheese, kraut, and Thousand Island dressing. Server Monica Zinn, a longtime friend who worked with Lynne at the Englewood Elks Lodge, knows that Lynne is happiest when she's adding new entrees to the menu, so in addition to the above, she'll soon be oering meat or vegetable lasagna, meatloaf, chicken Alfredo or Marsala over linguine, shepherd's pie, and beef stroga no over egg noodles. According to Zinn, the Cafe sells between 40-60 quiche servings a day. The Gram Cracker Cafe is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is located at 3031A Placida Road, Englewood. For special orders or takeout, call 941-697-2700.By CHRIS KOURAPISSUN CORRESPONDENT DINING OUT PHOTO BY CHRIS KOURAPISGram Cracker Cafe is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for lunch. It is located at 3031A Placida Road in Englewood. PHOTO BY CHRIS KOURAPISServer Carrie Greus, Gram Lynnes son, Rian Miller, server Monica Zinn, and owner Gram Lynne Miller proudly display two of the Gram Cracker Cafes famous pies.It's Gram & Cracker at the Gram Cracker Cafe She furnishes custom-made cakes to the Southwest Beach Restaurant in Boca Grande and sells banana cake with cream cheese icing, carrot cheese, kraut, and Thousand Island dressing. It's Gram & Cracker at the Gram Cracker Cafe PHOTO PROVIDED 50463005 Christmas Eve Worship 4:00 pm Worship and Candlelight Service for all ages, especially those with Children. 7:00 pm Contemporary Worship and Candlelight Service. Music of The Praise Band. 10:00 pm Traditional Worship Service and Candlelight Service with Holy Communion and Music of the Chancel Choir. 1st United Methodist Church Nursery care provided at each service 507 W. Marion Ave. Punta Gorda (941) 639-3842 www.whatis1st.com Holy Communion will be offered from 5-7 pm and 8-9 pm in the Sanctuary as well as the Traditional Worship service at 10:00pm 478153 13000 Fishery Rd Placida 941-697-2451 Pre-Season Hours ThursS un 11:30-9pm Our View Is Naturally Wonderful And Food Is Even Better Old Florida Waterfront Dining Live Entertainment Doug Coventry Friday 5-8 pm DINE ON THE DECK FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Now Open 7 Days! Excluding Christmas Beth Saturday 58 pm Gerardo Perez Sunday 1-4 pm HAPPY HOUR! Find Us On Facebook! The Fishery Restaurant 2 5pm Join Us After Your Christmas Shopping. Bring Your Family & Friends. Let Us Be Santa For You! \.tiiTISPA,'J1..rx 5'!`Il,Ii'.LMvY 'r T C).tqta a

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December 11 17, 2013 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 7 DINING OUT Luca Cassani and Antonio Pariano's restaurant, Cassariano Italian Eatery, may have changed locations in the past year, but apparently all of its previous clientele remain fans of the contemporary Italian-style eatery. Of course, it did move only two doors down from its previous Venice Avenue location. The new space is about a thousand feet larger and includes a bar and a private dining room, which can seat about 45-50 diners for private functions. Hall & Anderson, PA attorney Wayne Hall and his wife Karen used to dine on occasion at Cassariano when it was in the old space, but Hall says he much prefers the size of the new version of the restaurant. "We didn't go there very often before, because it was small and was always so crowded," Hall said. "I need some space around me I'm a big guy." But even though the restaurant gained more space, they did not lose what they are best known for their deliciously authentic Italian food. April Mielchen, who works at Cassariano, had a dicult time naming even just a couple of guest favorites on the menu. "Our veal is the best in town and we have a wonderful polenta chicken with a gorgonzola sauce that is gluten-free," she said. "The salmon and tuna are phenomenal and all the raviolis are delicious." Hall admitted that he has actually liked everything he's eaten at the restaurant, but for dinner on a recent visit there, he and his wife said they had an especially delightful meal. "For the appetizer, we had the Antipasto di Mare, which is a ceviche-style dish," he said. "Karen's entree was baked halibut in lemon sauce with sliced potatoes, and I had the veal ravioli Marsala, which was excellent." Mielchen says that the restaurant gets fresh sh in every other day, and great care is taken to make sure every dish served lives up to their high standards. "We try to use as many organic ingredients as we can," she said. "We get the best quality foods we possibly can even the chocolate we serve is the best chocolate. And our portions are big; most people go home with leftovers." With friendly sta, genuine Italian food and its new spacious digs, Hall says that he and his wife plan to go enjoy Cassariano's even more often now. "The newly remodeled Cassariano is very tasteful and charming," he said. "It's unique and doesn't have the feel of a chain restaurant. They recognize you and make you feel at home instead of feeling like a number." Cassariano Italian Eatery is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday. It is at 313 West Venice Ave., on the Island. For more information, visit the Facebook page or the website at www. cassariano.com, or call 941-485-0507. You may make reservations by phone or on the website.Dining out with By DEBBIE FLESSNERSUN CORRESPONDENT PHOTO PROVIDEDVenice attorney Wayne Hall and his wife, Karen, enjoy a dinner together at Cassariano.WAYNE HALLat Cassariano SPECAL SUNSET DINNER MENU $ 11.95 Available 5 PM only (Not available on holidays) Open Christmas Eve 11 AM :30 PM Regular menu available. Open Christmas Day 12 PM PM Limited menu available. 50460455 WWW.RIVERCITYGRILLPG.COM 131 W. Marion Ave. Punta Gorda Menu Prices Slashed for the Season Open for Dinner Daily at 5 PM CALL FOR MORE DETAILS (941) 639-9080 r fntbnnbnbrfntbnn rf rbbr 481246 50451534 18 25370 Zemel Road Punta Gorda, FL 33955 478157 Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings! t AMINONSUNINEWSPAPERSCharlotte DeSoto Englewood North Port VeniceAmerica's BEST Community Daily1 1f,.i I_000Potter Expressw)and BAMBOO FARift Cer rates open seven days a weekAle.---------0 % OffYour Pottery PurcSale Items excluded.ExpiresDecember 2013;`-------941-505-8400l= vwww. potteryex press www.bamboo-farm.comAN NUAL CE LLAR NONE SALE!1

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8 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 11 17, 2013 MOVIES unwilling to follow them. Instead, he sets out on a return journey to his mother and nds the value of faith, healing and family along the way. Frozen | Runtime not stated. | Rating not stated. In Frozen, fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell ) teams up with rugged mountain man Kristo (voice of Jonathan Gro ) and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to nd Annas sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristo battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. Homefront | Runtime: 1 hr. 40 min. | Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief sexuality. Hoping to escape his troubled past, former DEA agent Phil Broker (Jason Statham) moves to a seemingly quiet backwater town in the bayou with his daughter. However, he nds anything but quiet there, for the town is riddled with an underbelly of drugs and violence. When sociopathic druglord Gator Bodine (James Franco) puts Broker and his young daughter in harms way, Broker is forced back into action to save her and their new home. Based on a novel by Chuck Logan. Delivery Man | Runtime: 1 hr. 45 min. | Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, some drug material, brief violence and language. Amiable slacker David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) drives a delivery truck for his familys company and is content with a life of mediocrity. However, when he learns that he is the biological father of more than 500 ospring and many of them are suing to learn his identity, he decides to hold himself accountable for his actions. He nds some of his progeny and becomes involved in their lives; however, when Davids girlfriend announces her pregnancy, she keeps her expectations low. Hunger Games: Catching Fire | Runtime: 2 hr. 26 min. | Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a Victors Tour of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebel lion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) a competition that could change Panem forever. The Best Man Holiday | Runtime: 2 hr. 2 min. | Rated R for brief nudity, sexual content and language. After nearly 15 years apart, Taye Diggs (televi sions Private Practice), Nia Long (Soul Food), Morris Chestnut (Kick-Ass 2), Harold Perrineau (Zero Dark Thirty), Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), Sanaa Lathan (Contagion), Monica Calhoun (Love & Basketball), Melissa De Sousa (Miss Congeniality) and Regina Hall (Scary Movie franchise) reprise their career-launching roles in The Best Man Holiday, the long-awaited next chapter to the lm that ushered in a new era of comedy. When the college friends nally reunite over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited. Thor: The Dark World | Runtime: 1 hr. 51 min. | Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and intense Sci-Fi Action/Violence Marvels Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvels Thor and Marvels The Avengers, Thor ghts to restore order MOVIESFROM PAGE 5 478109 6:00 p.m. Caroling at the Christmas Tree (Students from the Terra Nicole Academy) 6:15 p.m. Englewood Community Christmas Parade 7:00 p.m. Merchants Gift Baskets Drawing at Vino Loco Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 enter from 5 6:45 at Vino Loco Must Be Present To Win 7:10 p.m. Photos with Santa at 300 block of W Dearborn St. 7:15 p.m. Tree Lighting at 300 block of W Dearborn St. 7:30 p.m. Bike Raffle at 300 block of W Dearborn St. Must Be Present To Win 7:45 Fame Movie Night Please bring a chair or blanket Childrens Festivities from 5 to 7:30 p.m. December 14th 5 to 7:30 p.m. 9 4 1 8 2 8 1 5 9 1 Corner of Placida Rd & Kentucky Ave. 9 4 1 8 2 8 1 5 9 1 941-828-1591 R i c a l t i n i s Ricaltini s B a r & G r i l l e Bar & Grille Mon-Tues 11am-9pm Wed-Thurs 11am-9:30pm Fri 11am-10:30pm Sat 12-10:30pm Sun 12-9pm FISH, PESCE, PEZ, FISCH, POISSON, PESCADO, QAPI, RYBA, TIBURON, PECES FISH FRY FRIDAY! 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December 11 17, 2013 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 9 AP PHOTOThis Disney image shows Elsa the Snow Queen, voiced by Idina Menzel, in a scene from the animated feature "Frozen." FrozenBy TOM LOVASKOSUN CORRESPONDENTIm a full time Floridian who would not normally have any interest in viewing the animated childrens movie called Frozen. And, in a theatre with lots of hyper kids on Black Friday. But my mission is to be an unbiased reviewer, even after dodging a spinning little girl (5-ish?) who was ruling the aisle after the movie. She was obviously still living the fantasy as the credits rolled. Now for the reality: Disney always knows how to put out a great animated film. Frozen is based on The Snow Queen, a Hans Christian Andersen tale. Its about two princesses, Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) and her sister Anna, (voiced by Kristen Bell). Talk about a new twist on the term Ice Queen, snow queen Elsa possesses this magical power to freeze everything in sight. When she chills out her castle kingdom, and later Anna, it becomes a wild adventure through snow and icy terrain. The story includes both boy-girl romance, sisterly love and a final twist that you dont usually find in Disney cartoons. And, of course, there are amusing characters, such as Olaf the snowman who dreams about summer, oblivious to the fact that snowmen melt. My personal favorite was Sven the reindeer, whose puppy-ish antics were like a cross between Disney superstar Pluto and Bambi flailing on the ice. A long time ago. Disney provides a strong preview of its progressing animation skills by opening the movie with a short called Get a Horse. A vintage Steamboat Willie black and white cartoon (would you believe 1928) merges with colorful updates (also in 3-D) and the result is phenomenal. And when Frozen opens youll be whisked away into a detailed world of brilliant animation. The generic Broadway soundtrack mixed with some mindless pop doesnt really detract from the movie. It consistently maintains its charm throughout the fairy tale ride. If you want to take in a superb animated film, especially during the holiday season, Frozen continues the timeless Disney tradition. I just wished I wouldve dressed a little warmer. says Go! MOVIES across the cosmos ... but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot with stand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. Enders Game | Runtime: 1 hr. 54 min. | Rated PG-13 for thematic material, some violence and sci-fi action. In the near future, a hostile alien race has attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham, all would have been lost. In prepa ration for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff and the International Mili tary are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin, a shy but strategically brilliant young leader, is recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the militarys next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, hes trained by Mazer Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race. Not all movies will be available in your area, and there are more movies showing at local theaters than those listed. Please check your local theater for listings and showtimes. Information provided by Fandango. Regal Town Center Stadium16 Port Charlotte, 1441 Tamiami Trail, in the Town Center Mall. Phone: 941-623-0111. Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium 12, 2111 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice. Phone: 941-408-9237. AMC Sarasota 12, 8201 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, in the Sarasota Square Mall. Phone: 941-922-4900. 50457579 HOMELESSCOALITION CHARLOTTE COUNTY FOUNDATION, INC. HOMELESSCOALITION CHARLOTTECOUNTY Port Charloe Elks Lodge #215320225 Kenilworth Blvd, Port Charloe(near Veterans Blvd & Atwater)For information, call (941) 627-4313 ext. 109 or email Bingo@cchomelesscoalition.org. Smoke-Free! Doors open at 10 Games start at 11 OPEN PUBLIC!TO THE ree times a week, everyTuesday, ursday & FridayNo Tipping! Food & refreshments available! 50457984 M a m a s M a m a s Mamas ITALIAN RESTAURANTrfntbn Early Birds 3-5 pm Dinners Starting at $ 7 99 Includes Soup or Salad & Garlic Bread 2091 S. McCall Rd. Englewood www.MamasItalianRestaurant.net (941) 475-5656 Mon. 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10 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 11 17, 2013 PHOTO BY PETER ARATARIRay and Jessica Sandrock enjoy dinner at the Perfect Caper in Punta Gorda. Lets Go! PHOTO BY PETER ARATARIPGPD Ocer Jonathan Mendel and Jedi the K9 German shepherd working the beat in Punta Gorda. PHOTO PROVIDED BY SANDRA BROOKSHIREThe Sparcc Bake Sale was held at the home of Evon Clayton on Dec.4. The proceeds from the bake sale provide services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and promote a violence-free community through awareness and education. Pictured left to right: Deb Miller, Pat Edwards, bake sale chair Dorothy Quint, Nancy Wingerter, Fran Candela and Edie Smith. PHOTO BY PETER ARATARIProject Linus volunteers with John Davidson from AMIkids at a charity blanket drive and Crossroads presentation that took place at New Day Christian Church in Port Charlotte. SUN PHOTO BY PETER ARATARILaura and Jay Sadler enjoying an afternoon lunch at the Thai Cafe in Port Charlotte. PHOTO BY PETER ARATARIJoe Parone and TC Tony after a great lunch at the North Port Family Restaurant.A ROUND TOWN December 11 17, 2013 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 11 PHOTO BY PETER ARATARIKatie Iannicca, Nick Iannicca, Steve Kruger, Emily Iannicca, and Sheyanne Kruger resting after kayaking at Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey. PHOTO BY PETER ARATARIBruce Neveau, Carol Mahler, and Dennis Tyson at Mary Margarets Tea and Biscuit in Arcadia. PHOTO BY PETER ARATARI PHOTO BY PETER ARATARIPGPD Ocer Jonathan Mendel and Jedi the K9 German shepherd working the beat in Punta Gorda. PHOTO PROVIDED BY SANDRA BROOKSHIRE The Sparcc Bake Sale was held at the home of Evon Clayton on Dec.4. The proceeds from the bake sale provide services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and promote a violence-free community through awareness and education. Pictured left to right: Deb Miller, Pat Edwards, bake sale chair Dorothy Quint, Nancy Wingerter, Fran Candela and Edie Smith. PHOTO BY PETER ARATARIKris Fehlandt with Jacques and Francine Milissen on their vacation from Belgium at Beach Bums in Fishermens Village in Punta Gorda. PHOTO BY PETER ARATARIProject Linus volunteers with John Davidson from AMIkids at a charity blanket drive and Crossroads presentation at New Day Christian Church in Port Charlotte recently. PHOTO BY PETER ARATARIBrandon, Ivan, and Kaitlyn Cole enjoying a family break fast at the Cozie Cafe and Grille in Port Charlotte. AROUND TOWN 50463162 478158 2400 Kings Hwy Port Charlotte, FL 33980941-629-9191www.visani.netr frffntbCOMEDY ZONE MUSIC EVENTS COMING SOONPASTA NIGHTFRIDAY & SATURDAY ONLY.95plus reg. menuDoors Open for Dinner 3:30pm 9$ Restaurant & Comedy Zone 50457542 Tuesday December 17th Maurice Lo Monaco World Renowned Tenor Vocalist Lo Monaco performs your favorite Movie, Broadway and Christmas tunes! December 13th 16th Al Ernst One Man Show COMEDY SPECIAL EVENT New Years Eve Party Bash! Canadian Comic Sensation Greg Morton 5:30pm early show or 8:15 2am Bash! JCCC)(cajun Creole Southern Cookery5crving venjone Who Thinksdc's Too Short for Dull roodMon.-sat. Lunch & Dinner I I am to closesunda9 Inlnch I 1 am to 3PmSunday Supper 3pm to 9pmCape Haze Plaza --83o, Ilacida Road9+1.828.1472Check Ourntertainment schedulez9, decognile_combroadwa palm chi Id rev's 4heareIN THE OFF y P o rSwings I,, BROADWAY PALM Now -ChycstmasNow December 25 Dec: DNow December 25 The always popular Church Basement Ladies are in See your favorite storybook characters as theySwing into the holidays as Broadway Palm brings the midst of holiday preparations. As they are adventure to Toyland. $18you a musical sure to get you into the spirit of the finishing up the goodie bags and putting finalseason. You'll be entertained with beautiful singing, touches on the Nativity pieces, little do they know Broadway Palmbreathtaking dancing, gorgeous costumes and that, once again, they will be called upon to step inrib-tickling fun for the entire family $35 $58 and save the day! $29 $49 Gift CertificatesJOIN US SATURDAY EVENINGS FOR OUR NEW, UPSCALE DINNER THEATRE EXPERIENCEBROA DWAYPALM 1380 Colonial Boulevard, Fort MyersSouthwest Florida's Premier Dinner Theatre 239-278-4422 www.BroadwayPalm.com 4 -.ICTij a.

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12 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 11 17, 2013 EVENTS THIS WEEK PHOTO BY CHRIS KOURAPISAt left: The Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay created a sponge shing tree complete with hot pink sh nets this year. They will be open and serving refreshments during Saturdays Magical Night on Dearborn Street in Englewood.Tiny tots and their families will want to assemble early on Dec. 14 on Dearborn Street in Englewood. Starting at 5 p.m. they can expect to be treated to free hot chocolate, cookies, ice cones, face painting, candy treats and balloons courtesy of Mango Bistro, Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay, Bobarinos Pizza, Blue Pineapple, and a host of merchants belonging to OEVA (Olde Englewood Village Association). At 5:30 students from the Terra Nicole Academy will begin caroling around a Christmas tree at Pioneer Park. OEVA merchants have donated four gift baskets for a rae costing $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. At Vino Loco, baskets will be displayed, and the lucky winner, who must be present to win, will be chosen at 6:45. Two bicycles, one for a boy and one for a girl, have been donated by Mango Bistro and Dearborn Street Jewelry and Repairs. Tickets to win bicycles are free for children, and that drawing will take place at Pioneer Park at 7:30 p.m. Deborah Marks, of the Englewood CRA (Community Redevelopment Authority) who also assists in planning Magical Night on Dearborn, has been wishing for amingos instead of reindeer for years, and Stephanie Borchard, Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay President and her team of talented artists have helped to make that dream come true. Diane Davidson, Deb Bailey, Marsha Banas, Lee Sullenberger and Nichol Moranda have created 8-foot-tall amingos that will pull Santa's sleigh along the Dearborn Street parade route to Pioneer Park. "Dearborn Street will once again be blocked o for two blocks from Mango to Cedar Street," said parade organizer, Debra Mosley. "We expect 12-15 oats or walkers to join the parade that begins at 6:15 p.m." Lynda LaPlante, owner of Paws n Claws, will again lead the march along with about 40-50 doggies and pet owners in holiday costume. The parade ends at Pioneer Park, where Camille Hudson, lead vocalist for Intuit, a jazz quartet performing for the evening at Mango Bistro, will sing Christmasinspired music during the tree lighting. After the parade, parents are encouraged to take pictures of their children with Santa at the park. At 7:45, FAME (Friends for the Advancement of Musical Education) will oer a free movie at Pioneer Park, and there will be hot dogs, sodas, and other concessions for sale. The movie oers a positive message, as the main character struggles to give up his old behavior patterns. Movie-goers should bring along chairs or blankets. The movie is free, and proceeds for the sale of refreshments will help FAME purchase musical instruments for area schools. Pioneer Park is located in Historic Olde Englewood Village, 305 West Dearborn St., in Englewood, adjacent to the Mango Bistro Restaurant where special guest, Richard, from Richard's Candy Company will be selling fudge, the perfect Christmas gift and gourmet treat. Call parade planner Debra Mosley at 941830-1896 for parade information.By CHRIS KOURAPISSUN CORRESPONDENT Magical Night on Dearborn slated for Saturday PHOTO PROVIDEDSantas Elves greeted spectators along Dearborn Street during the 2012 Magical Night Christmas parade. 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December 11 17, 2013 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 13 "Christmas through the eyes of a child." That is what organizers for the 35th annual Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade hope to make happen. When it comes to enjoying Christmas, no one does it quite as well as a child. The young and the young at heart always have a good time at this particular parade, which makes its way at noon on Saturday, Dec. 14, through downtown Punta Gorda. Beverly Parkinson, who works with the Charlotte County Chamber, says that patriotic organizations will be well-represented at the event. "We have the color guard from the US Paratroopers Port Charlotte coming," she said, adding that "the Military Heritage Museum will be riding in a really big hearse." This year's Grand Marshall is Michele Valencourt, who is scheduled to retire from her executive director position at the Visual Arts Center at the beginning of the year. The parade will include festive oats and bands from Charlotte High School and Punta Gorda Middle School, so expect to hear Christmas carols aplenty. Parkinson said that one thing that will be a little dierent this year is that the starting point for the parade participants has changed location. "The new staging area will be at CPAC (the Charlotte Performing Arts Center)," she said. "It was scheduled to be at the high school." It's not really that big of a change, since the two locations actually share a parking lot. After departure from the CPAC, the parade then heads north on Taylor Street and winds up at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center. The judging platform is about halfway through the route, in front of Centennial Bank. Awards will be presented to rst-, secondand third-place winners in a variety of categories: Best Float (atbeds or trailers), Best Decorated Car or Pickup Truck, and Best Marching/Performing Unit. The winners will be announced and presented with their awards at the third Wednesday Chamber of Commerce Coee on Dec. 18. Parkinson said to help the traf c ow surrounding the parade, a one-way shuttle service will be provided for parade participants from the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center disbanding area to the staging area at CPAC. Parade participants should report to the staging area according to the following schedule: Floats (atbeds or trailers): Arrive no later than 9 a.m. Cars/pickup trucks: Arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. Band members: Arrive no later than 11 a.m. Dignitaries: Arrive no later than 11 a.m. Marching/performing units/horses: Arrive no later than 11:15 a.m. No matter what your age, it's clear that whether you're in the parade or watching from the side walks, you will witness the magic of the holiday season. Because when it comes down to it, we all watch Christmas parades through a child's eyes. Relive your childhood at Christmas ParadeBy DEBBIE FLESSNERSUN CORRESPONDENT PHOTO PROVIDED BY BEVERLY PARKINSONEven Spanish explorers love Christmas parades. IF YOU GOWHAT: The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade WHERE: You can view it all along Taylor Street in Downtown Punta Gorda. WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 14, beginning at noon. INFORMATION: There is no charge to attend the parade. COVER EVENT FEATURE 50460470 Your Holiday Shopping & Dining Destination Take I-75 South to Exit 164 (800) 639-0020 www.fishville.com Norman Love Chocolat es Bri ght on Vera Bradley Tommy Bahama Pandora Ji m Shore Baggalli ni Local Artists 35 Shops & Bouti ques Featuri ng Brand Names i ncludi ng: 5 Restaurants Festi val of Li ghts Dai ly Through Dec. 31 st Chri stmas Li ght Crui ses Dai ly t hrough December 31st Gi f t Certi fi cat es Avai lable Punta Gorda 2013 50458049 $ Expires November 20th Sunset on the harbor $12.75FILETMIGNON Lunch&Dinner P o r t o f i n o Lobster Specials $12.75 Live Maine Lobster and More Lunch & Dinner (941) 743-2800 Offer expires December 17th Closed Mondays Prices subject to change 23241 Bayshore Drive, Port Charlotte, FL 941.637.6770 33 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda, FL www.FourPointsPuntaGorda.com 50463021 Christmas Day December 25th Come and enjoy a traditional 4 course Holiday Meal for only $ 24 95 per person. We will have seatings at 2:00 PM 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM Please call Emily at 941-637-6770 to make your reservations. xMIAIIVIY,' rFOUR.POINTSBY SHERATONflsheFs' 'VfflM. c7 rci.J 'R-&,.(hour2013 rt4

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14 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 11 17, 2013 EVENTS THIS WEEK IF YOU GOWHAT: The Charlotte Harbor Lighted Boat Parade WHERE: The best free viewing areas for the parade are: Designated areas of Edgewater Lake, Fishermens Village, the sidewalk on the southbound side of the U.S. 41 bridge and the Laishley Park Municipal Marina. WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. INFORMATION: There is no charge to attend the parade. If you would like to go to the Isles Yacht Club VIP event, the cost is $15. To get tickets, visit the website at www.puntagordachamber.com.There is just something majestic about a Christmastime boat parade. When you see the boats festively decorated, with the colored lights twinkling in the water's reection, you realize just how special it is to live in a place where that is possible to do. Twenty-four years ago, that is pretty much the thought process that went into planning and implementing the very rst Charlotte Harbor Lighted Boat Parade. "There were three men and their families Tom Little, Captain Al Rogels and Noel Hyde," this year's parade chair Doug Buuck said. "They decided that we have such a beautiful body of water here that we should decorate the boats and have a parade." The body of water he was speaking of was the lovely Charlotte Harbor. This year, the very popular holiday parade will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. One of the reasons it is so well-attended is that there are so many vantage points from which to view it. The parade route starts at Edgewater Lake on the north side of the Peace River and crosses it south, then follows the shoreline and drops in on the Isles Yacht Club and Fishermen's Village before ending at Laishley Park Municipal Marina. "We can put 15 to 20 thousand people on the shoreline (to watch)," Buuck said. "We have such a unique situation here, because the harbor is two miles across. Our parade route is a little over seven miles long." It takes approximately 30 minutes for the boats to cross the harbor, which means that the rst parade stop at the Isles Yacht Club will occur at 6:30 p.m. That is also where there will be a private viewing area for about 150 people. It costs $15 to gain access to the viewing area, but it is a great place from which to view the parade. "Each boat has a registration form with information about the crew and the boats and decorations," Buuck said. "As each boat comes by, the announcers talk about them, and if they have a specic theme, the announcers will talk about that." The announcers for this year's parade will be Seaview 104.9 radio personality Charlie Shoe, Fishermens Village general manager Patti Allen, and president of PG Energy and Design Paul Marcuzzo. Just before the boats make their way into the Laishley Park Municipal Marina, they must pass under the U.S. 41 bridge. Because there is not much clearance under there, the sailboats have to go ahead and turn around before reaching the marina, but Buuck says that the viewing from the top of the southbound U.S. 41 bridge is fantastic. When asked to name a couple of decorated boats that have really stood out for him over the years, Buuck, without hesitation, said that original boat parade founder Noel Hyde's boat Kismet is year-after-year a show stopper. "He has a huge Christmas tree that stands up to 40 feet tall," he said. "His is one of the most unique boats in our parade."Boat parade will light up the HarborBy DEBBIE FLESSNERSUN CORRESPONDENT PHOTO PROVIDED BY SALLY BUUCK These are evening hours and all times are approximate. Please be in place 30 minutes prior. Sailboats to US 41 Bridge Only Leave Edgewater Lake 1st Boat Arrives Isles Yacht Club 1st Boat Arrives Fishermens Village 1st Boat Arr ives Laishley Park Municipal Marina Edgewater Lake Designated Areas Come by boat and anchor in the harbor east of Edgewater Lake Fishermen s Village Sidewalk on the Southbound Bridge of 41 (Please no chairs.) Laishley Park Municip al Marina Fishermen s Village Five Star Realty/Sandstar Visual Arts Center Laishley Park Municip al Marina Charlotte County Justice Center Isles Yacht Club Merrill Lynch GRAPHIC PROVIDED 50461655 478134 Call for Reservations 481245 Make it a Magic Christmas! Magic and Laughs... What Could Be A Better Gift? We Have Gifts For All Ages! Show Gift Certificates Magic Tricks Holiday Items & Stocking Stuffers 207 Mi ami Ave. W. Downtown Veni ce 941-882-3777 cabaretofmagi c. com Celebrate Enjoy No Cover Chargep1G" 1) P I LF the Happy & Reg laar's nuEveNew Year's Eve s # A Original Music of New Year} Specials & Full ull BBarale r+ 1 Jimi Banksi. 1 =Pig ComplimentaryGlass Of Champagne At Midnight IBRITISH PUBWhistleail r111Doggy Daycare (r BoardingWhere a do can be a doger v0Q CAMP R001A/1A11/All Day Play Certified Camp CounselorsFree Web Cams AU-Inmlusive Priming941-875-941017266 TOLEDO BLADE BLVD. PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33954WWW.CAMPBOWWOW.COM/PORTCHARLOTTEFACEBOOK.COM/CAMPBOWWOWPORTCHARLOTTE

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December 11 17, 2013 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 15Following the opening of Peter Pan in Stone Hall and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever in the Bradenton Kiwanis Theater comes A Ditchfield Family Christmas. Both venues are in the new Manatee Performing Arts Center, home of Manatee Players, in Bradenton. The family concert featuring traditional and contemporary Christmas music will begin at 2 p.m., Dec. 18 in Stone Hall. Long a holiday tradition along the Cultural Coast, the family includes children and some spouses who sing a capella. They are led by parents Stephen and Bernice. As a family, we spend a lot of time together, they said in a release. We travel together, we sing together, we eat together, we laugh and cry together. But of all the times and experiences weve been blessed to share with each other, there is none more special to us than being together at Christmas. Initial concerts by the group were built around the Christmas season. Tickets are $13-$36 for students, teachers and adults. Order by phone weekdays and one hour before performances, or visit ManateePlayers.com. The Manatee Performing Arts Center is at 502 W. Third Ave., Bradenton.By KIM COOLFEATURES EDITOR PHOTO COURTESY OF DITCHFIELD FAMILY SINGERSThe Ditcheld Family Singers will perform in concert at Manatee Performing Arts Center in Bradenton at 2 p.m. Dec. 18. Manatee Performing Arts Center is all about Christmas this month AT THE THEATER 50463007 Toys,Novelties, Games,NostalgiaStore9415052067 Because Everyone LOVEStoLAUGH! F isherman sVillage SP37464S e l f S e r v e S e l f S e r v e Self-Serve Y o g u r t S h o p Y o g u r t S h o p YogurtShopFreeSamplesNewFlavorsWeekly 9 4 1 6 5 5 8 1 8 2 9 4 1 6 5 5 8 1 8 2 941-655-8182 SP37462WATERFRONT DININGWherethelocalseat (941) 637-1212 SP37478 ( 9 4 1 ) 6 3 9 6 4 0 0 (941)639-6400 Thankyouforvotingus ReadersChoice BestBeach&ResortWearSwi mwearfortheWhol eFami ly Men s&Ladi esCasualSportswear$ 5 O f f $5OffSaleitemsexcluded.Seeusfordetails.Nottobe combinedwithanyotheroffer.Validuntil12/31/13. yourpurchase of$35ormore.FishermensVillage,PuntaGorda,FL Perfect Perfect for all party for all party occasions occasions SP37482 (941) 637-1177 Ext. 2 Fishermens Village, 1200 W Retta Esplanade, #55 Punta Gorda, FL 33951 www.thecaptainstable.com Serving Lunch & Dinner 7 Days a Week Salad Bar & Fabulous Dessert Menu Friday Night Seafood Buffet! Come Relax On Our New Deck Just a few steps above SP37481Locatedi nFi shermen sVi llage941-637-1177www. HarpoonHarrys. com Vot ed#1Waterf ront &OpenAi rRestaurant Food,musi c,games,and bestdri nksi ntown! W i s h i n g Wishing y o u you a l l all a a M e r r y Merry C h r i s t m a s Christmas SP37466 ChildrensBoutique NOWOPENKidsApparel&Shoes Toys&FamilyGifts PersonalizedGifts &CreativityStudio www.Little-Minnows.com941.505.KIDS1200W.RettaEsplanade,D-5 PuntaGorda,FL33950 WE SHIP SP37807attheVillagePainting Jewelry Gifts Glass Pottery Wood 941-639-6363 NOWOPEN 50458020 COUPON SPECIAL 4 Hour Event $400 00 Save $150 00M U S I C F O R A L L O C C A S I O N S M U S I C F O R A L L O C C A S I O N S MUSIC FOR ALL OCCASIONS W EDDINGS P RIVATE P ARTIES C ORPORATE E VENTS DJ RON 941-391-3373 ronpitris@yahoo.com N OT V ALID F OR N EW Y EARS E VE E XPIRES 5/14 o e o e erg a e.: 1 1 , 1 1l / ryflcy r ,. :r/L it ,'.y ,PRQr_z. l! YOGVRTCAFLAWSjjOYSTER BARj b (_r, i rte',C/1'(y'(! r Qfla9D 6396400 _I1

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16 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 11 17, 2013 AT THE THEATERWorld-renowned tenor vocalist Maurice LoMonaco will be performing your favorite movie, Broadway and Christmas tunes during a special tribute on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Visani Theater. LoMonaco was born in sunny Sicilia in Bella Italia. He is an accom plished singer and songwriter who sings from the bottom of his heart. His career has taken him all around the world since a young age. Today LoMonaco performs both nation ally and internationally, as well as locally in Southwest Florida where he resides for several months out of the year. His repertoire spans from opera arias to light rock and evergreens and everything in between over a thousand songs in five languages, from pop, rock, jazz, gospel, R&B to musicals and operas. LoMonaco has performed in many musicals across Europe, such as Evita, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar and many others. Many spectators say he has a great voice and never fails to make me cry. All-inclusive dinner and show package is $40 per guest. The ticket price includes the show ticket, dinner tip and tax. Call 941-6299191 for tickets. Visani is located at 2400 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte. Doors open for dinner and cocktails at 5 p.m. Show time is at 7:30 p.m.World-renowned tenor to perform at VisaniPROVIDED BY VISANI COMEDY DINNER THEATER E/N/C/V December 11 17, 2013 tip and tax. Call 941-6299191 for tickets. Visani is Highway, Port Charlotte. Show time is at 7:30 p.m. World-renowned tenor to perform at Visani PHOTO PROVIDEDWorld-renowned tenor Maurice LoMonaco will be performing your favorite movie, Broadway and Christmas tunes during a special tribute on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Visani Theater. The smash off-Broadway hit The Marvelous Wonderettes is now open and runs through Sunday, Dec. 22, on Venice Theatres Pinkerton. Venice Theatres production is musically directed by the award-winning Michelle Kasanofsky. New York-based director and performer Dennis Clark returns to the area to stage the show. Local audi ences might remember Clark from starring roles in Singin in the Rain and The Full Monty. He also directed and choreographed Venice Theatres recent production of The Drowsy Chaperone. Clark and Kasanofsky have chosen four Venice Theatre veterans, Andrea Keddell, Noelia Altamirano, Laurie Colton and Liz Pascoe to play the Wonderettes. The cast will take audiences back to the 1958 Springfield High School prom during Act I and the 10-year class reunion in Act II. As the audience learns about the girls lives and loves, they are treated to classic song of the s and s such as Lollipop, Dream Lover, Stupid Cupid, Lipstick on Your Collar, Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Its My Party, and over 20 other classic hits. I couldnt be more excited to return to Venice Theatre and I love working with four wonderfully talented ladies on a show full of so many all-time favorite songs, Clark said. The Associated Press said the fun never stops during this musttake musical trip down memory lane and the Los Angeles Times called The Marvelous Wonderettes, deliciously enjoyable wildly entertaining froth. Sarasota Magazine theater critic Kay Kipling reviewed the show when it played locally a few years ago, describing it as frequently bouncy and always good fun. Evening performances of this fun-filled jukebox musical are at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25-$28 for adults, $10-$15 for students, and can be purchased online at www. venicestage.com, by phone at 941-4881115, or in person at 140 W. Tampa Ave., on the Island, in Venice.The Marvelous Wonderettes bring music of the s & sPROVIDED BY VENICE THEATRE favorite songs, Clark said. 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December 11 17, 2013 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 17 ROAD TRIP One of the best holiday bargains in town is the chance to tour Ca dZan, the former home of John and Mable Ringling, at a bargain price. Each Thursday, the John and Mable Museum of Art, is open for Art After Five. Admission to the museum is slashed from $25 to $10 for adults and $5 for children. Now through Dec. 26, there are major not-tobe-missed holiday bonuses at the 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday night event. The biggest bonus of all is the chance to see Ca dZan dressed to the nines in holiday nery. There are garlands on banisters and balustrades, wreaths on doors and a stunning 10-foot-tall holiday tree, which is lled with hand-blown glass ornaments, including several green glass pickles. The pickles pay homage to Johns German ancestors. It is a German holiday tradition to have a pickle on the Christmas tree. At Ca dZan, there are several hand-blown green glass pickles. Decorative packages surround the tree. Other ornaments honor the circus founded by John and his brothers in Baraboo, Wis. John brought the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus to Sarasota in 1927. It remained there until 1959 when it left its 200-plus acre site to head to Venice. But there is more to be see throughout the entire house at this season. Stunning at any time with its stained glass windows on the bay, handworked needlepoint chairs, painted ceiling by artist Willy Pogany in the ballroom and marble staircase, the home is especially festive for the winter holidays. Carefully selected volunteers install and remove the priceless ornaments and other holiday decorations. The art museum, which Ringling, as a real estate mogul, built to lure real estate buyers from the east coast to Sarasota, opened in 1929. It too will be open to Thursday night Art After Five visitors. Thursday evening, tour the Icons of Style exhibition in the Ulla R. and Arthur F. Searing wing of the art museum and at 7 p.m. composer/ pianist Lera Auerbach will share lm excerpts of her work in the Historic Asolo Theater. On Dec. 19, the theme will be Yesterdayze, featuring dance music on the Bolger Campiello, with a cash bar and food available for purchase. The Bolger Campiello is immediately south of Ca dZan, along the Bayfront. It is just the place to sit and enjoy the sunset on Sarasota Bay. But then so is the terrace behind Ca dZan. Ca dZan also will be open for Art After Five on Dec. 26, according to information on its website. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is at 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, across from the Florida State University Center for the Performing Arts, home of the Asolo Rep Company. Regular admission to the museum complex is $25 for adults, with discounts for students with ID. Each Monday, admission is free to the art museum alone. Admission to Art After Five is $10 for adults each Thursday after 5 p.m. For more information, call 941-359-5700 or visit Ringling.org.By KIM COOLFEATURES EDITOR complex is $25 for adults, with discounts for Santa Claus peeks out from behind a pillar edging the courtyard of the John and Mable Museum of Art in Sarasota. The Christmas tree in the Great Room at Ca dZan can be seen from the terrace where Mable Ringling held many parties.PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE RINGLINGAt left: Handblown glass ornaments from Germany include pickles, sh and circus animals. Garlands festoon balustrade and even the mantle of the great room at Ca dZan. Below: As seen from the ballroom of Ca dZan, the Christmas tree beckons one to step closer. 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18 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 11 17, 2013 LIVE MUSICWhen Sonny and Sabella Gioia got together 18 years ago, and married five years later, neither one of them knew the other was musical. But they soon learned that their beautiful voices blended, accomplishing perfect harmony on and off stage. For 15 years, the duo has been rockin houses, singing tribute songs from the s, s, s, and Motown. Known as The Flashbacks, Sonny and Sable (Sabellas nickname) indeed take audiences back with their immense ability to perform a vast variety of about 1,200 songs. Their goal is to have the best sound possible that is accomplished using the best of todays technologies, orchestrated and musically arranged through the keyboard by Sable, giving a full-band sound. Among their repertoire of songs are tributes to legendary artists such as Frankie Valli, Bob Dylan, Little Anthony, Gary Puckett, Leon Redbone, Tony Bennett, Billy Joel, Elton John, Platters, Supremes, and many more. According to the duos website, If you like your entertainment straight up no painted faces, no acrobats, no mime just pure talent performing unforgettable music, vocal impersonations and slight comedy, The Flashbacks is the one show you must see. We cater to requests playing peoples favorite songs to listen to, dine to, and dance to. A full musical sound is important to me. I like having the same perfect sound as you originally heard on the radio, and I enjoy seeing peoples faces when I sing songs they can relate to, and flashback to yesterday, Sonny said. Born in New Jersey, Sonny moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1959. He first appeared on stage at the age of 12. After hearing all of the applause, I was hooked, he said. Sonny performed as the lead singer in three of his own bands in Cleveland during the s. His band Sands of Time opened up for such acts as Terry Knight and the Pack, later known as Grand Funk Railroad, and P.F. Sloan who wrote such hits as Eve of Destruction, and Secret Agent Man. Sonny dropped out of the music industry to raise a family, and was a successful business owner for more than four decades. After re-entering the music field, he decided he didnt want a large band as he once had because although they provide great sound, the downside is dealing with all of the band members, personalities, mood swings, personal problems, and scheduling conflicts. It took some real convincing on my behalf to get Sable involved in music again. But it has certainly paid off. I could not have chosen a better musical partner, Sonny said. Born and raised in Cleveland, Sable played several musical instruments and took ballet, tap and jazz lessons. She aspired to be a ball room dancer, but she pursued other careers. A makeup artist by trade, Sable enjoyed several other career choices including retail, tax examiner with the IRS and even owned an image consultant studio. She also worked in the building industry, where she met and fell in love with Sonny. In 1997, the couple wanted to fulfill their dream of living in the paradise of Florida. But Sonny had a near-fatal accident, and sustained a serious brain injury. Although we downplayed Sonnys head injury, it was so severe he lost all memory of lyrics and playing music. He had to learn all over again, and he did, Sable said. We finally moved to Florida in 1999, and were married on Blind Pass Beach in Manasota Key. The couple fell in love with Port Charlotte where they bought an as is house. We were known as the crazy couple who bought the nasty yellow house. It was more fixing than we anticipated, Sable said. We planned to fix it up, stay a few years, sell it, and build our dream house, but 15 years later, were still here because we love the area. The couples combined family consists of a son, who lives in Tampa, a daughter, who lives in Cleveland, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. They spend every August in Cleveland visiting with family. In addition to many local gigs, the duo has performed in various venues in Ohio and at Ballys in Las Vegas. Upcoming performances will be at Venice American Legion Post 159, Allegro Bistro, and South Venice Yacht Club in Venice, Blue Lagoon in Englewood, Rotonda American Legion 113 in Rotonda, and Elks Lodge in Sarasota. For schedule and b ookings, visit www.sonnyandsable. com, or www.the flashbacksmusic.com.The Flashbacks entertain with classic hits from the pastBy SHIRLEY GEORGESUN CORRESPONDENT PHOTO PROVIDEDSonny and Sabella Gioia have been rockin houses, singing tribute songs from the s, s, s, and Motown for 15 years. Sonny had a near-fatal accident where a head injury caused him to lose all memory of lyrics and playing music but he overcame it and learned it all over again. 477676 29201 S. Jones Loop Rd. Punta Gorda, FL LETS GO LOCAL GOLF COURSES B l u e H e r o n P i n e s : A N a t u r a l W o n d e r A hidden gem in Punta Gorda, Blue Heron Pines offers an 18-hole, par 60 executive golf course. With a length of 3180 yards from the back tees and 2362 yards from the forward tees it allows players to get out and play in less time and aggravation than a normal regulation size course. While easy enough to walk you also have the option of a pull cart or a motorized cart. Blue Heron Pines is semi-private, offering both memberships at very reasonable rates and pay-as-you-go daily fees. Its a really great course with a lot of character, Said Matt Licata, Head Professional. It may be a shorter course but you can definitely tell every hole apart. They all have something unique to them and their surroundings. The pro shop at Blue Heron Pines is fully stocked with several brands of apparel and equipment. They also offer a full service snack bar with a varied menu. They have three beers on tap, Several different wines and wine coolers, a soda fountain, and sports drinks. They have hot dogs, popcorn, personal pizzas, sof t pretzels, and several different hot specials ranging from meatball subs to pulled pork sandwiches. Blue Heron Pines sits in the midst of a community by the same name. The community there is very close, throwing community sponsored parties once a month with attendance of several hundred even in the off season. Its a great place to live with people with a wide range of backgrounds and histories. The community center is a 9,000 sq. ft. Building at the heart of the community that houses an exceptiona l arts studio with kilns, billiards, and a large library to name a few. In addition to the golf course, th e community includes other activities such as shuffleboard, horse shoes, and an aqua range that utilizes floater golf balls. Lessons are available at the golf course. Stop by and see them at 29201 S. 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December 11 17, 2013 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 19 LIVE MUSIC Tom Lovasko lives in Port Charlotte and is originally from Whiting, Ind. He is a retired newspaper advertising manager, a singer/ songwriter and music collector. Upbeat focuses on pop and rock music of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Top of Billboard Chart on December 11s1963 Please Mr. Postman by the Marvelettes 1965 Turn, Turn, Turn (To Everything There is a Season) by the Byrds s1970 I Think I Love You by the Partridge Family 1979 Babe by Styxs1982 Mickey by Toni Basil 1988 Look Away by Chicago One Hit And That Was It More songs by artists who reached the Billboard top 40 only once. 1960s: Alley-Oop (The Hollywood Argyles, 1960), The Stripper (David Rose & His Orchestra, 1962), Talk To Me (Sunny & the Sunglows, 1963), Everyones Gone to the Moon (Jonathan King, 1965), Barefootin (Robert Parker, 1966) Black is Black (Los Bravos, 1967), Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips With Me (Tiny Tim, 1968), Color Him Father (The Winstons, 1969) 1970s: Montego Bay (Bobby Bloom, 1970), Put Your Hand in the Hand (Ocean, 1971), Joy (Apollo 100, 1972), Midnight Rider (Gregg Allman, 1974), Love Wont Let Me Wait (Major Harris, 1975), Fooled Around and Fell in Love (Elvin Bishop, 1976), Cat Scratch Fever (Ted Nugent, 1977), Emotion (Samantha Sang, 1978) 1980s: Sausalito Summer Night (Diesel, 1981), Genius at Love (Tom Tom Club, 1982), She Blinded Me With Science (Thomas Dolby, 1983), My Ever Changing Moods (Style Council, 1984), Turn Up the Radio (Autograph, 1985), Serious (Donna Allen, 1987), Tomorrow People (Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers, 1988). Readers Rock!Last week, this musical trivia question was asked: Can you the name the lead singers of theses pop/rock bands? The Playboys, The Shondells, The Union Gap and The Lovin Spoonful. Answer: (in order) Gary Lewis, Tommy James, Gary Puckett & John Sebastian. The rst reader to name all four correctly was Nadine Kubisch of Englewood.This Weeks Question: Name the Texas rock band, very popular in the s and s, who once appeared on The Tonight Show with a bearded Johnny Carson. If you think you have the right answer, email it to upbeat@sun-herald.com no later than noon this Friday, and well publish your name as the winner with the correct answer in next weeks issue of Lets Go! Please include your name and city. News that the South County Jazz Club is adding a series is still more proof of the popularity of jazz along the Cultural Coast. The club will add a ve-concert series at the 260-seat Glenridge Performing Arts Center. Acoustically one of the best venues for music and live theater, the Glenridge is easily accessible o Interstate 75 by taking Exit 205, which is Clark Road in Sarasota. The series begins at 8 p.m. Dec. 13 with Nate Najars Jazz Holiday featuring special guest jazz guitarist Harry Allen, who has more than 20 albums and has performed across America and internationally. Guitarist Larry Coryell follows at 8 p.m. Jan. 11. In a release from the club, Coryell is described as the most innovative and original guitarist since Charlie Christian, according to Whitney Balliett. Cynthia Sayer & Her Hot Jazz Trio have been booked for concerts at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 19. Sayer sings and plays the four-string banjo. She and her group perform classics, hot jazz and tango. Performing with her will be clarinet player Allan Vache and Jay Mueller on string bass on Jan. 18 with Don Mopsick on bass on Jan. 19. The star of public radios Riverwalk Jazz show, the Jim Cullen Jazz Band, will play at the Glenridge at 8 p.m. on March 15. According to a release, the band will play the sounds of Jelly Roll Morton, Original Dixieland Jazz Band, New Orleans Rhythm Kings, King Oliver Creole Jazz Band, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and will have a heavy emphasis on Bix Beiderbecke and Hoagy Carmichael. The band has played at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap and major festivals. Closing out the series at 8 p.m. April 5 is jazz guitarist Howard Alden who plays a seven-string guitar and has performed with Woody Herman and Dick Hyman to name a few. Performing with him will be jazz pianist Lenore Raphael. The Glenridge is at 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota. For tickets, call 941-552-5325 or visit GPACtix.com. The club has plans for at least 17 week-day afternoon concerts at the Venice and Englewood art centers during the coming season. 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20 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 11 17, 2013 George Frederick Handels Messiah will be performed by singers from several area Lutheran churches at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Charlotte County Cultural Center Theater, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. The choir will be conducted by John J. Johnson, musical director at Hope Lutheran Church in Gulf Cove, sponsor of the event. The Messiah is one of the most important oratorios ever written about the birth of Jesus Christ, and is a Christmas season classic, Johnson said. Kimberly Compos will be the soprano soloist, Melissa Cripps will sing the alto arias, Jeff Sadler will sing the tenor solo, and Brent Campos will sing the bass arias. Ralph De Desare will be the piano accompanist. The choir includes members of the Port Charlotte High School under the direction of Michelle Kavonofsky. Also appearing on the evenings program will be the Kingsway Elementary choir, directed by John Jordan, and a brass quintet from L.A. Ainger Middle School under the direction of Tim Ostrow. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the theater box office, or call 941-625-4175, ext. 221.Area singers perform Handels Christmas season classic MessiahBy SHIRLEY GEORGESUN CORRESPONDENT LIVE MUSIC Venice Theatre will present its traditional Sounds of Christmas concert at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14. Audiences will be treated to an intimate evening of holiday tunes sung by some of Venice Theatres most talented vocalists. Regular ticket prices for the event are $24 for adults and $10 for students. However, patrons who might be struggling financially are invited to take advantage of a special pay-what-you-can rate. We want everybody in our community to be able to afford a great Christmas show. We hope folks will come out and enjoy the music and pay whatever amount works for them and their family, director Allan Kollar said. Pay-what-you-can tickets are available for each performance. Patrons must purchase them at the door with cash. Any amount will be accepted. The special rate is not available online. The Sounds of Christmas will feature beautiful renditions of wintertime favorites old and new. Traditional songs and carols like Carol of the Bells, The First Noel and Silent Night will be sung along with more contemporary selections such as Baby Its Cold Outside, Mary Did You Know and The Twelve Days After Christmas. Full-priced tickets are available now at the theatres box office at 941-488-1115 or online at www.venicestage.com. Holiday gift certificates are also available in person and over the phone. Audiences are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to the concert to help stock local food pantries. Venice Theatre is located at 140 W. Tampa Ave., on the island in Venice. Tickets and passes for the entire 2013-14 season are available by phone at 941-4881115 or in person at the box office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before all shows for walk-up tickets. Tickets are also available 24 hours a day at www.venicestage.com. Enjoy the Sounds of Christmas at Venice TheatrePROVIDED BY VENICE THEATRE PHOTO PROVIDED BY NOELIA ALTAMIRANONidal Zarour, Kim Kollar and Robin Fernandez pictured at last years concert with Kristofer Geddie will come together to sing holiday favorites on Dec. 13 and 14 at the Venice Theatre. F e a t u r i n g H E A R T and S O U L Animal Welfare League & Punta Gorda Elks #2606P r e s e n t s W e d n e s d a y D e c e m b e r 1 8 2 0 1 3 C u l t u r a l C e n t e r of C h a r l o t t e C o u n t y 7 P M rr fntrbrbbb brbS p e c i a l G u e s t s T h e G O L D T O N E S S A N T A S L I T T L E H E L P E R S The Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County(941) 625-6720 www.awlshelter.orgD e c k t h e H a l l s 50457580 ENGLEWOOD ELKS rfntbnbnrNew Members Always Welcome 478141 thnd rfr nt r t rrb tffrr rfbrfntbr 480874 .F 5 -ogo,Venice FirstChurch of God00rresentscol) Cl)hg H 0) 2 = tFeaturing HEART and SOULWednesday, December 1 8.0 2013Cultural Center of Charlotte CountyZPMA A LMLE HELP1*U \ \FIP\I'f-Ntijmloin an moo nm 6a yaces (Eve .... ow. 39fan1&You Fmbou0aua Pkftmt....kno.9?l0auLumh...Tom Fd...9 9-30awr 2 prosQammw df UBmaris mwa by FJNmdwmadsgps &30 pawFd&gps...Rah RU w l sugmwdsd wwww swop MMg aodaapa...8rsagAd amroad awn 9s PSmmw...#6.3Q

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Punta Gorda Office 941.639.2600 Venice Office 941.207.5055 2964787 An independently owned and operated franchise of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of HomeServices of America, Inc. Equal Housing Opportunity EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY ENGLEWOOD $119,000 Delightful home with many updates including newer A/C (2006) and roof (2002). Pool home with tiled floors and partial fenced yard. Janice Keith 941-468-0808 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5780879 MYAKKA CITY $1,899,000 Elegant timber frame home w/bunk house & 100+ acres. Country living, only 30 mins. from downtown Sarasota, St. Armands and several beaches! Betty Arnold 941-713-1983 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/M5841325 ENGLEWOOD $149,999 Great canal home with 3BR + den. Lg. kitchen, living room & oversized fam ily room. 2167 sq. ft. of living space. Saltwater paradise! Joe Thompson 941-539-4178 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/D5787706 BURNT STORE MARINA $249,000 Ground floor 3 bedroom condo, fur nished turnkey with 2,000 sq. ft. under air plus lanai! Updated kitchen with all new appliances. Diane Koughan 941-661-8580 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/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.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7032131 BURNT STORE MARINA $325,000 Ground floor 3 bedroom condo fur nished turnkey. Freshly painted kitchen with a view! Diane Koughan 941-661-8580 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7042568 SALTWATER BRADENTON $219,900 Completely furnished & turnkey condo includes a 2005 Polar Dynasty 20 w/ Outboard Yamaha, 2003 PT Cruiser Turbo Edition, boat slip & dock!! Pam Edgington 941-794-2991 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/M5841198 BRADENTON $425,000 Gulf front! Turnkey furnished condo, newly remodeled w/ceramic tile, crown molding, plaster ceiling & central A/C. Betty Arnold 941-713-1983 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/M5833246 ENGLEWOOD $139,999 Newly painted inside & out w/por celain tile in wet areas & entrance. Only 15 minutes to boating and fish ing. 3BR/2BA. Joseph Thompson 941-539-4178 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/D5794975 BURNT STORE MARINA $154,900 3/2 with enclosed lanai. Turnkey fur nished w/high ceilings, bright kitchen, separate laundry & spacious 2 car garage. Diane Koughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7033141 BRADENTON $42,500 Duplex 2BR/2BA w/1 car carport, storage & washer/dryer hookups on each side. New roof. Interior needs TLC (white boxed) throughout & HVAC system. Tom McClellan 941-720-1500 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/M5841583 BURNT STORE MARINA $165,000 2/2 condo w/newly remodeled kitchen & master bath. Enjoy the view from our large glassed-in lanai. Diane Koughan 941-661-8580 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7045072 BRADENTON $749,000 Estate home on a large bay w/views of the Gulf of Mexico. Unique elegant living spaces create harmony & flow between home & nature. Betty Arnold 941-713-1983 www.bhhsloridarealty.com/M5840330 CLEARWATER $64,900 Sun-kissed condo in the heart of eve rything! 2BR/2BA including assigned carport and parking. Community pool. Betty Arnold 941-713-1983 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/M5841047 MYAKKA CITY $999,999 Distinctive home in a commanding set ting with a private equestrian 55 acre property. High end elegant living space with wrap around porches. Betty Arnold 941-713-1983 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/M5838330 ARCADIA $225,000 Peace River front property w/20+ acres among million dollar homes and Equestrian properties. Carol Wade 941-585-9599 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7032635 NORTH PORT $59,900 2BR/2BA home lovingly cared for and ready for its next owner. The exterior of this home is neat, warm and invit ing. Pamela Copeland 941-716-2644 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5782039 www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices Florida Realty Formerly Prudential Florida Realty 2942112 ARCADIA $387,000 Updated estate home featuring open floor plan on over 5 acres. Stall barn w/tack room & workshop, oversized garage & more. Carol Wade 941-585-9599 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7048276 BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices Florida Realty Welcomes Sean Clayton Realtor Colleen Stone Realtor Carol Simms Realtor BURNT STORE MARINA $184,900 Marina view condo with 2BR and 2BA overlooking the North Basin. Turnkey furnished plus carport. Diane Koughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7048268 BURNT STORE MARINA $245,000 3/2 with heated pool & spa. New A/C in 2012, cathedral ceilings in living room, pocket sliders to lanai, tile throughout. Diane Koughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7036008 C-10 December 9, 2013

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NORTH PORT $67,900 3 acre parcel nestled amidst subtropical splendor! Native trees enhance this upland property. Bring your horses too! Lois Kozak 941-468-2973 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7041446 ACREAGE Punta Gorda Office 941.639.2600 Venice Office 941.207.5055 PARRISH $489,000 Located in a 24 hour gated enclave along the Myakka River this home has a heated pool and spa, fireplace and den/office. Betty Arnold 941-713-1983 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/M5840846 PRICE REDUCTION 2774270 NORTH PORT $179,900 B eautifully maintained 3/2/2 pool home with upgrades galore! Oversized corner lot w/beautiful manicured grounds. Rosanne Linders 941-809-2053 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7047764 PORT CHARLOTTE $240,000 3/2 pool home on three lots with detached garage for your workshop! Home offers family room, formal liv ing room and dining room. Nancy Bell 941-380-3630 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7048454 NEW LISTING PUNTA GORDA $45,000 Prime lakefront lot in Burnt Store Lakes community. Tip lot with 158 on the water. Perfect for your new home. Tom Mattas 941-205-2102 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7047149 NEW LISTING PUNTA GORDA $138,900 2013 barely used 2/2 in 55+ community of Windmill Village. Crown molding, attached storage shed/workshop & covered carport. Screened lanai w/waterviews. Leo Roberts/Carol Gershowitz 941-916-0598 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7048677 NEW LISTING PORT CHARLOTTE $99,900 Lots of new in this 3/1, including roof, electrical panels, appliances counter tops, carpet, 6 privacy fence & more! Large pool w/huge deck. Honey Isham 239-246-1705 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7048608 PORT CHARLOTTE $99,900 Warm & inviting 3/2/2 with split floor plan, spacious kitchen w/breakfast nook, overhead storage in garage & much more. Priced to sell! Rosanne Linders 941-809-2053 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7049313 NEW LISTING Punta Gorda Office 941.639.2600 Venice Office 941.207.5055 www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices Florida Realty Formerly Prudential Florida Realty An independently owned and operated franchise of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of HomeServices of America, Inc. Equal Housing Opportunity 2964792 NORTH PORT $179,800 Just Reduced! Experience nature w/ this 3.07 acre parcel. Survey avail able. Build your dream home envel oped by nature. Lois Kozak 941-468-2973 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7043493 NORTH PORT $78,000 2/1 well kept home with screened room off kitchen. Enclosed laundry room & storage shed. Fruit trees & tropical plants in backyard. John Meyers 574-274-4639 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5781072 PLACIDA $349,900 Panoramic views from your family rm, kitchen and lanai. New Stainless steel appliances & expansive granite count ers in kitchen. John Chabra & Dave Hoffa 941-223-2137 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/D5792328 P UNTA GORDA $19,000 Waterfront oversized corner lot in Burnt Store Lakes. The time has never been better to invest in your future! Buy now & build later! Carol Gershowitz 941-875-3775 www.bhhsfloridareality.com/C6998516 PUNTA GORDA $129,000 1st floor 2/2 unit, furnished. Located on saltwater canal w/ quick boating access to the Harbor & Gulf from your own dock...at your back door Leo Roberts 941-916-0598 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7047068 PUNTA GORDA $120,000 Beautiful acreage for your dream home. Enjoy country living at its best in an area of estate homes. Carol Wade 941-585-9599 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7034853 PORT CHARLOTTE $99,000 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 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7042990 PUNTA GORDA $19,900 Nice lot situated on paved street. Evelyn Eckhardt 941-875-5020 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7043930 PLACIDA $389,000 2/2 condo w/ extra room for an office or 3rd bedroom & 3 car attached garage. Overlooks the basin & Placida Harbour w/ direct access to the Gulf! Evelyn Eckhardt/Rosanne Linders 941-875-5020 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7046600 PORT CHARLOTTE $174,900 Oversized saltwater sailboat lot with views of the Harbor and access to the Gulf. Carol Wade 941-585-9599 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7038287 PUNTA GORDA $110,000 Brand new, never lived in and fur nished for your convenience! 2/2 in 55+ community of Windmill Village w/ covered carport. Leo Roberts 941-916-0598 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7047744 PUNTA GORDA $128,000 Buildable lot in the Historic District. Can be used for multi-family or single family use. Nancy Bell 941-380-3630 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7042586 PUNTA GORDA $135,000 20 acres of secluded paradise. 200ft deep well and electric on this partially wooded property. Ideal for cattle, horses, & all your recreational needs. Carol Wade 941-585-9599 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7031518 PORT CHARLOTTE $64,900 2/2 with living room plus Florida room. Fenced yard, outdoor utility room with washer & dryer. Screened front porch. Rosanne Linders 941-809-2053 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7049330 NEW LISTING PUNTA GORDA $69,000 Affordable waterfront lot in Riviera Lagoons offering boating and fishing opportunities. 10 minutes to Charlotte Harbor. Leo Roberts 941-916-0598 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7048791 NEW LISTING PORT CHARLOTTE $289,000 Custom 3/2 pool home on lake, Features formal living room, dining room, & spiral stairs to a loft that over looks the pool & lake. Tom Mattas 941-205-2102 www.bhhs.com/C7045151 PRICE REDUCTION December 9, 2013 C-11

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Punta Gorda Office 941.639.2600 Venice Office 941.207.5055 www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices Florida Realty Formerly Prudential Florida Realty 2964798 PUNTA GORDA $450,000 Sub-divided and approved by the city for a 3 lot minor sub-division, in the Historic District. All utilities with water, sewer & electric on each lot. Nancy Bell 941-380-3630 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7041964 PUNTA GORDA $205,000 3/2 tastefully decorated with lots of tile, volume ceilings, crown molding & more. Solid wood cabinets in kitchen w/ granite countertops. Carol Wade 941-585-9599 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7037705 PUNTA GORDA $289,000 Beautiful country estate with room for your horses! Quiet neighborhood with no busy roads, great for riding trails or nature walks. Pool. Diane Fuchs 941-266-8006 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5779837 VENICE $79,900 One bedroom end unit villa w/ cathe dral ceilings and glassed in lanai with views of the golf course. Janice Keith 941-468-0808 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5779639 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 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7040569 ROTONDA WEST $20,000 Floridas Gulf Coast is building again so dont miss this beautiful wooded lot on the lake. Perfect for your dream home! Pam Copeland 941-716-2644 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5776594 Seasonal & Annual Rentals Rental Property Management VENICE $82,900 Light & Bright home on corner lot in Japanese Gardens. Front living room with curved window & spacious din ing area. Updated Kitchen. Jon Chabra/Dave Hoffa 941-223-2137 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/D5794270 SEMINOLE $109,900 2/1 w/enclosed bonus room & 1 car attached garage. Back yard is partially fenced with an open patio and shed. Established community. Tom McClellan 941-720-1500 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/M5841565 ANNUAL N5782460 Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA w/den, 2 car garage & elevator. $1995/Month Annual SEASONAL N5782450 Lovely 2 BR, 2 BA Condo with golf course view. Nicely furnished. $2800 Monthly + Tax. SEASONAL N5768585 Condo w/Gar & lovely view. tennis, 2 heated pools. $2400/mo + tax, 3 mo mi n SEASONAL N5764590 Charming attached villa with pool and golf course views. King and two Twin beds. $2250 Monthly + Tax. Please call for all of your Rental Management Needs Bob Quinlan, REALTOR 941-961-2395 BobQ@msn.com www.RobertGQuinlan.com An independently owned and operated franchise of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of HomeServices of America, Inc. Equal Housing Opportunity EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY Punta Gorda Office 941.639.2600 Venice Office 941.207.5055 An independently owned and operated franchise of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of HomeServices of America, Inc. Equal Housing Opportunity EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices Florida Realty PUNTA GORDA $199,000 A boaters dream! 3 mins to the Peace River, this oversized saltwater front lot has a concrete seawall & fill. City water & electric is right there! Lois Kozak 941-468-2973 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7043966 PUNTA GORDA $189,500 Lakefront 3/2 home in Rio Villa Lakes. 55+ private-gated community with pool, tennis court, clubhouse & fitness center. Leo Roberts 941-916-0598 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7047790 PUNTA GORDA $499,900 Enjoy magnificent views of Charlotte Harbor from this 3/3 penthouse w/pri vate elevator. Open floor plan w/10 ceilings & more! Willie Keiser 941-276-9104 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7049100 PUNTA GORDA $729,000 Burnt Store Isles 4/2 pool home w/ 200 seawall. Dock has 16,000 lb. boat lift with water & electric. Nancy Bell 941-380-3630 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7046711 PUNTA GORDA $189,000 Affordable waterfront in Pelican Pointe. 2BR/2BA home with spacious Florida room. Multi level deck & gazebo w/ spa/hot tub installed in the floor. Leo Roberts 941-916-0598 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7047291 PUNTA GORDA $144,900 Exceptional salt waterfront lot with 81 ft of concrete seawall in Burnt Store Isles. Sailboat access to the Harbor and the Gulf. Maurie Woosley 941-628-1822 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7045964 SARASOTA $794,999 Most desirable 3/3 end unit condo w/ spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico. Within walking distance to Siesta Key Village & a short drive to the #1 beach! Debra Villari 609-458-4627 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5781440 PUNTA GORDA $249,000 Double front doors open to reveal a 3/2/2 updated home with split floor plan. Skylights for natural lighting, a fenced backyard, & heated pool add to the appeal. Maurie Woosley 941-628-1822 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/C7046484 NEW LISTING! C-12 December 9, 2013

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VENICE $99,000 Desirable corner unit condo w/ 2 brdrms, 2 baths, & 2 walk-in closets. Maintenance free community of Jacaranda Trace. Debra Villari 609-458-4627 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5782223 VENICE $349,900 Custom home w/lake views & the golf course beyond. Loaded with architec tural details & high end upgrades. Charryl Youman 941-468-5215 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5780161 Punta Gorda Office 941.639.2600 Venice Office 941.207.5055 VENICE $392,900 Maintenance free villa home in the gated Venetian Golf & River Club. Almost 2200 sq. ft. of open living space with pool & spa. Judy Mazrin 941-922-7030 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/ N5780669 VENICE $329,000 Immaculate Dona Bay in lovely, gated Venetia. Totally open concept grea troom lifestyle includes 14 ft ceilings and paladium windows. Charryl Youman 941-468-5215 www.bhhsloridarealty.com/N5781677 VENICE $800,000 Rarely available location w/ superior exposure from I-75 & nearby established businesses. Commercial Highway Interchange lot wth so much potential. Charryl Youman 941-468-5215 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5778427 VENICE $239,900 Open floor plan, great curb appeal on cul-de-sac. Venice Golf & Country Club home w/tile throughout & lots of custom features. Great lanai w/ outdoor kitchen. Debra Villari 609-458-4627 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5781080 VENICE $259,000 Country estate-like home on nearly 1 acre, complete with detached MAN CAVE w/game room! Totally fenced back yard & fully screened lanai. Charryl Youman 941-468-5215 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5780820 VENICE $289,900 Best value ever in Venice Palms! Former model home with sparkling pool. Oversized lot affords privacy! Charryl Youman 941-468-5215 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/ N5780415 VENICE $800,000 Venetian Golf & River Club home! 5 bedrooms plus upstairs large family room with balcony overlooking pool area. Outdoor kitchen area. Judy Mazrin 941-922-7030 www.prudentialfloridarealty.com/N5777744 www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com An independently owned and operated franchise of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of HomeServices of America, Inc. Equal Housing Opportunity BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices Florida Realty EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY 2964800 Formerly Prudential Florida Realty VENICE $119,900 Located in Summer Green, along the 1st & 2nd fairway of the Capri Isles Golf Course. Janice Keith 941-468-0808 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5781498 VENICE $119,900 All repainted incle woodwork, doors, & baseboards. New vanity tops in baths, new micro in kitchen, newer smooth top range & fridge. Golf course views. Janice Keith 941-468-0808 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/ VENICE $144,000 Short Sale. Lakefront home on street surrounded by water w/ private dock. Tile flooring, guest room w/ private entry to guest bath. Charryl Youman 941-468-5215 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5780651 VENICE $147,500 Lots of open space & just mins away from Manasota Beach. Split bedroom plan. Very quiet street. Sharon Beisser 941-716-3671 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5782166 VENICE $163,000 Soaring cathedral ceilings ceilings w/ lots of natural light, this house feels good right from the front door! Open kitchen w/ extra wide breakfast bar. Charryl Youman 941-468-5215 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5781539 VENICE $189,900 Three bedroom, two bath pool home with family room. Well maintained. Pamela Copeland 941-716-2644 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5782098 VENICE $198,900 Refreshing updates in this 3 bedroom, 2 bath. 2 car garage home with Florida room overlooking beautiful yard & lake. Karen Itjen 941-228-5553 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/ VENICE $229,723 Obstructed views of lake & golf course. 2BR +den/2BA/1CG, main tenance free living. You will love the custom updates. Karen Itjen 941-228-5553 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5782455 VENICE $258,000 Stunning 3BR/2.5BA two story home in Stoneybrook at Venice. Freshly painted, new laminate flooring, caged lanai. Family community. Terry Bole 941-323-1818 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5781810 VENICE $269,900 2BR +den/2BA, great room plus bonus sitting room. Screened lanai with golf course and water views! Venetian Golf & River Club gated community. Judy Mazrin/Colleen Stone 941-922-3070 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5782439 VENICE $289,900 3BR split plan pool home w/ great room plus den. 9ft sliders to lanai area featuring waterfall adn covered deck area. Debra Villari 609-458-4627 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5782215 VENICE $299,900 Maintenance free home with oversied lanai and lake view! Master features tray ceilings, sliders to lanai, & walkin closet. Judy Mazrin 941-922-7030 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5782251 VENICE $479,900 Custom built J & J Home with spec tacular lake view. Double entry doors, great rm w/ tray ceilings, crown mold ing, & a wall of sliding glass doors. Marian Metz 941-726-2799 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5781737 VENICE $489,900 3BR/2BA + den and oversized 2 car garage. Well appointed Aruba model pool home on approx 1/3 of an acre with lake view. Diane Fuchs 941-266-8006 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5781836 VENICE $515,000 3/3/2.5 plus marbled pool area, inground spa + serens sun bathing area. Executive style office w/ lots of granite. Venetian Golf & River Club. Fred Sawyer 941-306-7757 www.bhhsfloridarealty.com/N5781934 December 9, 2013 C-13

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2967787 reeBedroomResidences PricedFarBelow ReplacementCostORALREPRESENTATIONSCANNOTBERELIEDUPONASCORRECTLYSTATING REPRESENTATIONSOFTHEDEVELOPER.FORCORRECTREPRESENTATIONS,MAKE REFERENCETOTHISBROCHUREANDTOTHEDOCUMENTSREQUIREDBYSECTION 718.503,FLORIDASTATUTES,TOBEFURNISHEDBYADEVELOPERTOABUYERORLESSEE. Discovertheresort-lifestyle beforeitpassesyouby.Minutestothebeachesof BocaGrandeandPalmIsland TheIbisClubrecreationcenter andclubhouse Resort-stylepool,spaandsun deck btntfrr center Marinaandboatstorage LastChanceOnly15 FinalAvailability Spaciousthreebedroom condominiumsfrom$170,000 Dontmissthis opportunity.Forappointmentsandinformation: 941.460.6394VisittheSalesGallery: 8571AmberjackCircleEnglewood,FL34224www.hammockscapehaze.comTheHammocks@michaelsaunders.com C-14 December 9, 2013

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2962841 Paradise Realty of Venice, Inc. 206 South Harbor Drive Office: (941) 488-1111 or 1-800-330-6720 E-mail: paradiserealty@comcast.net EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY ISLAND OF VENICE 2/BD, 2/BA condo near beach, Sharky s beach front restaurant/ti ki bar & fi shi ng pi er Communi ty pool & screened l anai Gl enwood Manor i s not age restri cted & pets are al l owed. MLS# N5780530 $124,000 TOM ROBERTS 4005361 martha. smi th@veri zon. net TOM ROBERTS 4005361 MISSION VALLEY! pool home on over an acre. Sol ar heated sal t water pool w/waterfal l. Cerami c ti l e thruout w/bamboo i n den. Master Bath w/doubl e si nks, Jacuzzi & roman shower Many custom features. MLS# N5781277 $575,000 SOUTHWOOD SWEETWATER VILLAS! 2 bedroom 2 bath, doubl e garage, screened l anai overl ooks pond and fountai n, Mai ntenance free gated communi ty. MLS#5781337 $205,000 Myrna Nelson 4510151 PENDING TIM PARADISO 416-0443 LEMON BAY ISLES! 2004 MODEL. Doubl e wi de, 3 BD, 2BA manufactured home on i ts own l ot, huge screened porch, 3 wal k i n cl osets, Cl ubhouse wi th pool and much more. MLS#N5781553 $92, 400 CHARMING ISLAND CONDO! Tasteful l y furni shed 1st fl oor 2 bedroom 2 bath, covered parki ng and screened l anai MLS#5780030 $89,900 TIM PARADISO 416-0443 VIEW OF LEMON BAY! Gardeners speci al 1/2 Acre l ot, Southern li vi ng vi ntage Fl ori da 2 bedroom, 2 bath home wi th newer roof. MLS# 5780997 $176, 500 PAM CAMERON 716-3838 GREAT LOCATION! Veni ce Gardens, freshl y pai nted 2 bedroom condo wi th Fl ori da room, Some ti l e, pl us new carpeti ng, tenant i n pl ace MLS#5781890 $65, 000 Pat Lindsay & Bernice Yerich 941-483-0084/941-223-5608 3 bedroom, 3 bath 2200 sq. ft. home wi th boat sl i p and li ft, Wal k to Veni ce shops and theatre, Bi ke to beach MLS#N5780988 $925,000 VENICE ISLAND WATERFRONT! Martha Smi th 9415049588 martha. smi th@veri zon. net SOUTH VENICE home on Dol phi n Lake. I n-ground Pool /SPA w/Solar & electri c heati ng. Furni shed & Open pl an, 2 BD/2 BA & bonus room. Cerami c Ti l e. Over-si zed 1-car attached Garage & adjacent covered Carport. MLS# 5782297 $195,000 JIM BATH 716-0051 PLANTATION GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Top-of-the-L i ne. 3/2/2, huge ti l ed Lanai & Heated Pool Hurri cane shutters, fi ne European Appl i ances, grani te counters i n ki tchen, whol e pl umbi ng re-pi pe. MLS# N5782310 $465, 000 JIM BATH 716-0051 TOM ROBERTS 4005361 NICELY MAINTAINED 2 bedroom, 2 bath S outh Veni ce home wi th garage and ci rcl e D ri ve. MLS#N5782252 139,900 PENDING December 9, 2013 C-15

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2965043 Al Bavry is CEO, president and one of the founding owners of Kimal Lumber and Hardware. Bavry is a CEO who manages by inspiration and mentoring. Kimal Lumber was founded in 1981 another recession year. But that didnt stop Bavry and his partner, Kim Pavkovich, both formerly with Wickes Lumber Company, from starting their own homegrown lumber yard. Since then the company has grown steadily into six separate division locations in Nokomis, Venice, Englewood and now in Sarasota. The new Sarasota operation is a state-of-the-art drive through lumber building. A planned soft opening is slated for early December with a grand opening at the end of January or the first of February. So how has this independent company thrived through at least two recessions and the everyday ups and downs of business. Perhaps its Bavrys management philosophy. Its a simple one, he said. Were very acutely aware of our associates (employees) in this company. A friend of mine said that with Kimal as long as it isnt illegal, immoral, or unethical, associates have free reign to try new things. It is, after all, how Bavry was brought up in the business. I didnt quite finish high school, he said. I did all my learning on my own. He had the opportunity to work for a small independent lumber yard, where the owner was the closest thing to a true mentor Bavry ever had. He gave me a free hand and I was like a kid in a candy store, Bavry said. That started it all. Then he worked for Wickes Lumber Company for 10 years. It started off as a very good company employee, customer and service oriented, he said. Then it changed. The new CEO was pretty much a bean counter, and I knew I couldnt stay there. Now, Bavry runs Kimal the way his first boss treated him. Kimal employees have the opportunity to explore, learn, grow, move up and make a good living. Still, running a company hes proud of, with an outstanding group of associates hasnt been all roses. At its peak, Kimal employed 234 associates. Then it cut back to 61 and now its back up to 110 associates. Letting those people go is the toughest thing Ive ever had to do, Bavry said. Thankfully, the future is looking brighter now for Kimal. Well add another dozen employees to the Sarasota operation, he said. And weve been able to hire back some of the gems we lost. Bavry believes the labor force in general is anemic and needs to grow. Too many independent companies key people have aged, and theyve failed to bring in young people and train them, he said. Then they end up selling to national companies and the DNA of that independent company goes away. But Ba vry thinks theres a great solution. I think were going to rediscover the kids who dont want to go to a four-year school and the potential for them to do incredible things, he said. If we dont work hard on recruiting and training young people, whether its in the budget or not, were missing a huge opportunity. These young people are an incredible resource right at our fingertips. Bavrys positive business philosophy has led him to choose the eagle as Kimals symbol with the saying, American Exceptionalism at Work. Its also why he stocks made in America products as often as possible. at the helm of success AL BAVRY by Brooky Brown, Sun Editor C-16 December 9, 2013

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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 1 Welcome Home 2964994 INDEX COVER BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY, Pam Copeland NEXT ISSUE JAN. 6, 2014 VOLUME 27 ISSUE ONE All real estate advertising in this magazine is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 whic h makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. This m agazine will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Welcome Home reserves the right to reject advertising if deemed inappropriate or objectionable. All rights reserv ed. Reproduction in any form without written permission from the publisher is strictly forbidden. Published every 4 weeks by Suncoast Media Group, Inc. 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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 3 Welcome Home 2962806 I would want to be associated with somebody where the financial strength was unquestioned and where the name stood for integrity. Warren Buffet, Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. PUT YOUR HOUSE HERE! VENICE STUNNING CUSTOM Veneti an Gol f & Ri ver Cl ub gem wi th premi um l ake vi ews. $349,900 VENICE VENICE PALMS 3/ 2/2 POOL HOME wi th l ots of PRI VACY. Cl ose to everythi ng. $289,900 VENICE JACARANDA WEST POOL HOME affordabl e gol f communi ty li festyl e wi th gol f opti onal $199,000 VENICE PRETTY OPEN CONCEPT 3/2/2 wi th barrel ti l e roof i n gated V eneti a. $329,000 VENICE IMMACULATE 1991 east of trai l 2/2/2 wi th soari ng cei li ngs and open ki tchen. $163,000 VENICE LAKEFRONT 3/2/1 wi th new dock, huge updated eat-i n ki tchen. $144,000 COUNTRY ESTATE near the C i ty and the B each. O pen concept beauty on nearl y 1 acre. $259,000 VENICE VENICE RARELY AVAILABLE 6.5 acres Commerci al Hi ghway I nteracti ve l ot vi si bl e to I 75. $800,000 Whether Buying or Selling, please call me. Warren Buffet liked us so much, he made us part of his family. I promise to treat you like family, too. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty 1500 East Venice Avenue, Suite 103, Venice, FL 34292 A member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Charryl Youman, LICENSED REALTOR 941.468.5215 CharrylYouman@bhhsfloridarealty.net www.SearchForVenice.com

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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 4 Welcome Home 2964998 LEE WETHERINGTON built popular 3BD/ 2BA/2CG nice & open with tile floors except in bedrooms. Very private lanai & pool w/ preserve view. Fantastic kitchen w/granite counters & wood cabinets. Breakfast nook overlooks view from aquarium window. Tray ceilings, crown molding, fabulous glass block windows to let the light inside. Master bath w/dual sinks, garden bath & walk in shower. Community heated pool, fitness $379,000 Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211 www.JenMagoon.com Owned And Operated By NRT LLC GORGEOUS RUTENBERG HOME w/ upgrades. Maintenance Free. 3 BD/2 1/2 BA/oversized garage w/rear golf cart entrance. Private preserve setting. High trey ceilings, crown molding & gas fireplace. Kitchen has island w/granite countertop, & breakfast nook w/ aquarium windows allowing for wide open views. $549,800 Jim Bartlett 941-234-7514 TROPICAL GETAWAY 2 BD/2 full BA plus den. High ceilings w/crown molding, formal dining area, kitchen updated w/granite counters, new appliances & breakfast nook. Pocket sliders open to the lanai & 8 person spool that has been resurfaced & updated. Community offers tennis & basketball & more! Conveniently located. $359,800 Jim Bartlett 941-234-7514 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT ACTIVE 55+ COMMUNITYConvenient To Old Englewood, Shopping, Restaurants & Beach. This Cayman Model Has Open Plan W/1389 Sf Under Air. 2bd/2ba Furnished Villa With Greenbelt View From Back Patio. Clubhouse, Pool, Shuffleboard, Tennis & Nature Trails. Sold As Is. $129,500 Mary Stuart 941.735.1496 1600 Englewood Road, Englewood, FL 34223 331 W. Venice Avenue On The Island of Venice 34285 Owned & Operated by NRT LLC BOCA ROYALE PLACIDA HARBOR CLUB PELICAN POINTE PELICAN POINTE FOXWOOD ENGLEWOOD WILLOWBEND PELICAN POINTE PELICAN POINTE FANTASTIC LAKE VIEW. Extra large lanai. Open great room floor plan. Granite counters in kitchen. Breakfast Bar. Pantry. 2BD/2BA & Den. Mstr BD w/large walk in closet. Mstr BA w/separate tub & sink. Both bathrooms have extra linen closets. Electric hurricane shutters. 1 Car garage plus golf cart. $289,000 Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211 www.JenMagoon.com OVERLOOKING GOLF COURSE & lake. Great location toward end of cul de sac. Open floor plan. 3/2/2 plus den. Tile floors throughout except carpet in bedrooms. Plantation shutters. Furniture is available separately. Clubhouse w/restaurant & grill, tennis, 27 holes of golf & more. HOA fees are low. $399,000 Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211 www.JenMagoon.com METICULOUSLY TAKEN CARE OF HOME 3BD/2BA. Large corner lot beautifully landscaped w/brick driveway. Large pool & pavered lanai. Hurricane shutters. Large bedroom suite w/his & hers closets, dual sinks & walk in shower. Split floor plan. Pool resurfaced. Newer hot water heater. New A/C. $299,900 Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211 www.JenMagoon.com VENICE ISLANDWALK MAINTENANCE FREE, Pool home w/ private greenbelt views. 4 BD, 3 1/2 BA, formal living room w/fireplace, large family room. Self-cleaning heated saltwater pool & spa. Master suite features his/her walk in closets & all bedrooms have custom closet built-ins with the 4th BD set up as an office. Many amenities. $389,800 Jim Bartlett 941-234-7514 VENETIA BOCA ROYALE RESORT STYLE AMENITIES. Clubhouse w/restaurant & grill, tennis, fitness center, social clubs & 27 holes of golf. Minutes to shopping, beach, theatres &more. LOW HOA FEES. 2BD/2BA/2 car garage. Open great room floor plan. Lanai overlooking preserve so plenty of privacy. $174,900 Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211 www.JenMagoon.com PELICAN POINTE BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED ARTHUR RUTENBERG. 4 BD/3.5 BA. Kitchen w/ granite counters, cherry wood cabinets, island w/cooktop & built in wine rack, desk & skylight. Separate Den. Split floor plan. Extra large tiled lanai & pool w/hot tub. 3 car garage. $575,000 Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211 www.JenMagoon.com DIRECT VIEWS OF THE BAY & Intracoastal Waterway from your large 2 BD/2 1/2 BA. Spectacular views in the private, gated & guarded community. Resort style amenities. Deep water dockage 200 yards off the Intracoastal Waterway. Furnishings available under separate contract. $575,000 Jim Bartlett 941-234-7514 WIDE OPEN & PRIVATE PRESERVE view. Maintenance free. Many upgrades. Wood floors, tray ceilings, arched through ways & open gas fireplace. Kitchen w/solid wood cabinets, granite counters, SS appliances w/gas oven & cook top. 4 BD/3 1/2 BA. Heated & self cleaning saltwater pool. Dog run within fenced backyard. $524,900 Jim Bartlett 941-234-7514 IMMACULATE, maintained home. 2BD/ 2BA/2 car garage. New appliances. Full house hurricane shutters. Granite in Master bath. Lanai enclosed w/glass sliders. Kitchen w/built in wine rack Beautiful view. All tile floors except bedrooms. Clubhouse w/restaurant & grill, tennis, pool, golf & more. LOW HOA fees. $229,000 Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211 www.JenMagoon.com PELICAN POINTE METICULOUSLY KEPT. Tons of extras. 2BD/2BA/den, large open floor plan. Corian counters. 6 burner gas cooktop w/electric convection oven. Large extended walk-in pantry. Private lanai. Large master bedroom w/sliders out to lanai. Master bath w/dual sinks. Custom blinds. Recently painted outside. Resort style amenities. $319,000 Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211 www.JenMagoon.com VENETIA POOL HOME in a private setting with an open floor plan thats light & bright w/high trey ceilings. Sparingly used as a 2nd home. Well maintained. Just under 2,700 sq ft 3 BD/3 1/2 BA w/oversized 2car garageLush, tropical preserve views. Many amenities. Furnishings available under separate contract. $445,000 Jim Bartlett 941-234-7514 CLASSIC ELEGANCE 3BD/2BA. Kitchen w/2 ovens, wine cooler, granite counters w/16 foot wraparound brkfst bar. Master suite w/2 walk in closets & lake view. Master bath w/Jacuzzi spa tub. Heated salt water pool w/waterfall, summer kitchen, outdoor shower, beautiful lake views. Many upgrades. $427,250 Jim Bartlett 941.234.7514 VENETIA PENDING PENDING PENDING

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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 5 Welcome Home BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY Home S ervices Florida Realty 1500 E. Venice Ave., Suite 303,Venice, FL A member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates, LLC Your Jersey Girl Connection! Debra A. Villari 609.458.4627 Service Above & Beyond ddvillari@comcast.net 2963139 REDUCED SOLD SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF THE GULF Most desirable 3BD/3BA end condo unit. Seller has spared no expense w/upgrades include crown molding, parquet hardwood & marble flooring. Corian & under counter lighting, extra wi de refrigerator. Wall to wall walk in closets w/lots of organizers. Private master suite w/ private master suite with 4 jet Jacuzz i tub. Remote control hur ricane shutters. Walking distance to Siesta Key Village. TRUE ELEGANCE at $794,999 SELLER SAYS BRING ALL OFFERS! VENICE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB. Prestigious 2BD/2BA AWESOME view of golf course. Outdoor kitchen. $239,900 THE MOS T DESI RABLE 55 COMM. in all of Venice, features a Resort like 16,000 sq. ft. Clubh ouse w/gym, internet cafe, 2 heated pools. This 2BR/2BA + Den is still the lowest home on the market! W ont last long. Great Value at $210,000 IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO ENTERTAIN THIS HOME IS FOR YOU! Custom 3BD/2BA open floor plan, kitchen w/oak cabinetry. Den w/tray ceilings, Custom swimming pool. Garden area w/ fountain. Priced at $289,900 DESIRABLE CORNER UNIT CONDO with 2 BD/2 BA & 2 walk in closets.Kitchen w/window looking out over the court yard. Corian countertops, laminated wood flooring, in LR/DR area. Over 55 comm. Maintenance free lifestyle! $99,000 PENDING ISLES OF CHESTNUT CREEK BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME on this waterfront lot on Hatchet Creek offering maintenance free living. Community pool, Tennis courts, shuffleboard, beautiful clubhouse with many social activities. Close to shopping, medical center, restaurants, Beaches & easy access to I-75. $39,900 Nancy Jordan 941.468.5146 1600 Englewood Road, Englewood, FL 34223 331 W. Venice Avenue On The Island of Venice 34285 2927587 NOKOMIS NEAR THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY, 2 BD/2 BA/2 car garage, corner lot w/ circular driveway, fenced back yard, replumbed, several enclosed porches, 2 sided fireplace serves the living room & den, storage shed, 8 foot ceilings, eat-in kitchen plus a dining room, 1721 sqft of living area, convenient location. $239,000 Terry Riley 941.492.7831 www.terrenceriley.com OPEN FLOOR PLAN w/many upgrades. Corian countertops, professional closet organizers, updated master bathroom, natural gas heated pool, local artist painting on kitchen nook wall. Clubhouse w/meeting rooms, exercise room & kitchen. Heated pool & tennis court. Maintenance free landscaping. The legacy trail is just steps away. $369,000 Sue Morgan 941.321.4855 ISLAND OF VENICE VENICE GULF FRONT SPLENDOR 2BR, 2B on the 8th floor. Washer and dryer in the unit. Located minutes to the downtown area. Great rental history. A/C replaced in 2012. Completely furnished. You must see this unit! $324,900 Sue Morgan 941.321.4855 TURNKEY FURNISHED WEST OF U.S. 41, Quiet Street Of Nice Homes, 2bd/2ba Concrete Block Construction, Shingle Roof, Terrazzo Floors, City Water, Septic, Well On The Property, Fenced Backyard, Handyman Special-Sold As-Is. Enclosed Porch W/ Storage Room. Yard Shed. Not A Short Sale, Not A Foreclosure, Local Seller Can Close Quickly. $69,900 Terry Riley 941.492.7831 Www.Terrenceriley.Com CENTRAL PORT CHARLOTTE VENETIAN GOLF & RIVER CLUB ENJOY THE RESORT LIFESTYLE In This Gated Community. 18 Hole Championship Golf Course, 2 Dining Rooms, Tiki Bar & Lap Pool, Tennis Courts, Fitness Center & 70 Acre Nature Park Along The Myakka River. Well Maintained 2bd/2ba Giorgione Model Has Many Upgrades Including Granite Counters, Wooden Cabinets, Tray Ceiling. $219,000 Sue Morgan 941.321.4855 CASUAL ELEGANCE. Meticulously maintained. 3 BD/2 BA. Great Room design, nice sized kitchen w/separate breakfast area & formal dining room. Boat dock & 10,000 lb vertical lift. Approx 59 on the waterway and no bridges to the Harbor. Many upgrades. Professionally landscaped w/concrete curbing. $477,700 Adele Bourcier 941-468-2571 PUNTA GORDA UNDER CONTRACT ATTENTION BOATERS BAYFRONT 2BD/2BA home boasts panoramic views of beautiful Lemon Bay with NO BRIDGES to Gulf. It also features a historic (1922) detached 2BD, 1BA guest house. You can live in one, while renting the other or use as guest quarters. Other features include, new A/C unit & handler & private dock. Currently zoned RMF2 multi-family which allows 4 units to be built. Most furniture included. Boat, fish or relax. Enjoy the beautiful sunsets. $450,000 Adele Bourcier 941.468.2571

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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 6 Welcome Home Ellen McCarthy, Broker Associate Direct: (941) 235-5648 Cell: (941) 628-6954 Toll Free: (877) 218-6552 ellenmc@portcharlotte-pgi.com www.portcharlotte-pgi.com LOW INVENTORY-LISTINGS WANTED 2965059 REDUCED LAKE SUZY PRE-CONSTRUCTION HOMES, 15 lots to choose from & 4 floor plans. 1,288 sqft to 1,777 sqft. GARDENIA MODEL NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW. Lot size is for the Gardenia Model 2 BD, 2 BA, 2 CG. Kitchen open to great room & lanai. Other floor plans available. Call agent for list of home specs & gold package available w/upgrades. Clubhouse & pool on Doug Dr. in completed Phase I. Pick out your new home site today! $144,900 Call Ellen McCarthy. OVERSIZED 135X125 CORNER LOT w/right side & back on saltwater canal for a great waterfront view. Great place to build your Florida dream home. Just under one bridge and 20 minutes you can be in the Charlotte Harbor & 18 miles to the Gulf, where fish are waiting to bite your hook. $139,900. Call Ellen REDUCED REDUCED NEW SEAWALL TO BE INSTALLED BEACH COMPLEX SAILBOAT LOT. WOW! Million dollar view down the canal. Lot is on the end, great view of homes & boats.Seller will work w/buyer concerning concrete seawall. Seller will look at all offers.Now is the time to buy while prices are at the bottom. $188,500 Call Ellen REDUCED PORT CHARLOTTE COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 2 story w/7,912 sqft under a/c. All new interior. Approx. 25 parking spaces w/2 handicap. 1st floor is showroom, 2 baths, 2 offices 15x40. 2nd floor has 2,350 sqft of showroom or storage.1,600 sqft beautiful apartment with 3 BD/2 BA. $475,000 Call Ellen McCarthy SAILBOAT CANAL LOT WITH CONCRETE SEAWALL in the Beach Complex area of nice homes. Just minutes to the Harbor & the Gulf. Buy now before the prices start going back up.Lot on Left at cul-de-sac w/100 ft in front, 80 ft on water. $145,000 Call Ellen McCarthy. REDUCED PORT CHARLOTTE POOL HOME ready to move into. 3/2/2 with 2,060 sq ft.2 large breakfast bars, large kitchen w/glass top range, side by side ref, 3 skylights,3 bay windows, inside laundry rm w/tub. 12x31lanai w/storage shed & small fenced area for a pet. Call today. $185,000 Call Ellen PORT CHARLOTTE SECTION 15 POOL HOME, CORNER LOT WITH LAKE VIEW, 4 BD, 3.5 BA, built in 1985 w/2,730 sqft under A/C. HOME SOLD AS-IS. Hurricane shutters. Features 1/2 bath off laundry, 5 skylights, 4 walk in closets, 3 pocket sliders, double front door, gutters, bay window in Master bedroom, concrete curbing, mature landscaping. $185,000 Call Ellen McCarthy PORT CHARLOTTE SAILBOAT WATERFRONT LOT 133X158X80X128. Looking for that lot to build your Florida Dream home on, in quiet area of newer larger homes. Prices have started going back up so this jewel will not last long. Call listing agent today for info. Take a drive by & you will be impressed. Priced to sell!!! $75,000 Call Ellen PORT CHARLOTTE LARGE CORNER LOT 112X125 Convenient to I75, grocery shopping, restaurants and more. Build that dream home and enjoy FL living with our beautiful sunsets and gulf beaches just a short distance away. County water and septic, street lights, electricity, cable. Area of nice homes and schools. $12,900 Call Ellen PORT CHARLOTTE SAILBOAT WATERFRONT HOME with heated pool and minutes to the harbor. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1 car carport. Circular drive. Great landscaping and curbing with lighted walkway to dock. This home has been completely remodeled with the Key West Florida look. Nice Florida room with solid glass windows to enjoy the view. $199,900 Call Ellen McCarthy PORT CHARLOTTE CANADIAN CLUB HOME Heated pool, 3/2/2 built in 1993 w/ 1,456 sq ft. One of the most sought after floor plans. Hurricane shutters, roof 2005, a/c 2004,hurricane garage door 2005 & opener in 2008, overhead plumbing 2011, new windows & much more. Home has much to offer. Priced to sell fast at $148,000 PORT CHARLOTTE HOME just a few minutes to park & boat ramp.2 master suites, split plan. 2 baths, one car garage plus extra driveway on side of home. Fenced, storage shed & screened lanai.Key West style wood ceiling in home w/kitchen pass thru to 12x18 family/florida room. move in condition. $89,900 Call Ellen

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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 7 Welcome Home rffn r fntbntfntb r rf rn nt bnn bftb b bb fntb nrnbff b fb rbt brb nnf r fnb nbfntbnntnn r bnbnb rbnn ff rbb nb fb rf nb n nr b n fb rffn r fntbntfntb 2969873 CHARMING 3/2 HOME WHICH SITS ON A HUGE CORNER LOT! Double sets of sliding doors in the family room lead to a screened lanai which overlooks the expansive back yard. Must see! Make your appointment today. Short sale. MLS# C7046705 $90,000 CORNER LOT GORGEOUS NORTH PORT HOME This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home offers privacy with no neighbors directly behind you. Italian tile floors throught most of the home are a must see. Backyard is enclosed with a screened cage and feels like an oasis. See it today! MLS# C 7048855 $187,500 NORTH PORT BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH VILLA G reat eat in kitchen with stainless steel appliances & solid surface counter tops, master bath w/dual sinks & glass enclosed tiled shower, tile throughout except bedrooms & office and more! Community features a heated pool & spa, tennis & more! MLS# C7049670 $145,000 CYPRESS FALLS 14972 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL 34287 941-423-2521 2965050 Linda Lambert 941-889-8510 Low Inventory! Call T o List Yours Today! If You Are Interested In Buying Or Selling, Call Linda 941-889-8510 Featured Properties QUALITY CONSTRUCTED Spacious 3/2 Walker home, architectural shingle roof, many upgrades. Large heated, salt water, above ground pool, solar cover for year round swimming. Octagonal tray ceiling, loads of storage, gracious country-inthe-city home near shopping, beaches, I-75. MLS# C7048559 1949 SQ FT WATERFRONT HOME WITH GULF ACCESS Features a floating dock, outside deck, outside bar/country kitchen, plenty of room for guests, open floor plan, 3BR, 3BA, and some nice improvements. Close to shopping and beaches. MLS# C7044044 $169,900 GULF ACCESS HARBOR ISLES Over 55 gated community with activities galore! Own your own land. Low HOA fees. Pets allowed. Furniture and furnishings included. Docks and fishing pier--Myakka River and Gulf access. MLS#C7048748 $79,900

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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 8 Welcome Home 2965001 Buck Settles 941-685-3600 Matt Hinshaw 941-232-5413 Jim Katsaros 941-441-8710 H E L P I N G T H O U S A N D S B U Y O R S E L L R E A L E S T A T E S I N C E 1 9 8 9 H E L P I N G T H O U S A N D S B U Y O R S E L L R E A L E S T A T E S I N C E 1 9 8 9 HELPING THOUSANDS BUY OR SELL REAL ESTATE SINCE 1989 www.bucksettles.com 735 East Venice Avenue Venice, FL 34285 S a l e s a n d R e n t a l S a l e s a n d R e n t a l Sales and Rental M a n a g e m e n t M a n a g e m e n t Management PAUL SETTLES SR SELLING REAL ESTATE 1940-1979 PAUL BUCK SETTLES JR SELLING REAL ESTATE 1989-PRESENT GENERATIONS OF REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE ISLAND OF VENICE WATERFRONT Too much to list, call for details, 2005 code compliant 4300+ square foot home with 5+ car garage, on sailboat water. Priced $40,000 under current appraisal at $799,900. Call Buck 941-685-3600 L ARGER, NEAR 1/2 ACRE CORNER LOT within 3 miles to Manasota Beach! Community boat ramp right around the corner. 3 bedrooms of Generous sizes, open, split plan. Warm laminate wood floors throughout. All newer high end Kenmore appliances. $199,900 Call Buck 941-685-3600 BETTER THAN NEW! 2 bedroom plus den detached maintenance villa w/private pool in Plantation! Completely renovated. Solid wood cabinets w/crown molding & under cabinet lighting. Granite counters perfectly match the b acksplash featuring glass tile. Stainless steel appliances. Wood cabinets & matching granite counters in both bathrooms. 20 porcela in tile set on a diagonal. All freshly painted w/new window treatments. $255,500 3300 SQ. FT COMMERCIAL building US 41 South Venice. 3 n ewer A/C units less than 3 years old. Fire and theft alarms. Overhead garage doors in the rear accessed by Englewood R oad. Good signage. Short Sale asking $349,900 Call Buck 941-685-3600 LOTS OF NEW! 2BD/2BA in North Port. New Laminate wood floors, new tile floors in the new kitchen. Brand new ICE appliances. Large open living, dining & kitchen combo, enclosed lanai w/solar blinds. Beautiful new hall bathroom w/tile shower, new vanity & granite countertop. Large master bedroom w/his & her closets. New roof & large backyard. $92,500 GREAT BUILDABLE LOT steps to Manasota Beach and the boat ramp. Water and sewer available. Priced to sell. $89,900. Call Buck 941-685-3600 ENGLEWOOD BUILDING SITE Great location and cleared just $ 15,000 R E D U C E D R E D U C E D REDUCED

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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 9 Welcome Home 2965010 Womens Council of REALTORS Get Ready. Short Sale & Foreclosure Specialist. SARASOTA Luxurious sanctuary with almost 5,000 sq. ft. under air including Guesthouse with a total of 5 bed s, den, bonus room, and pool. Lots of possibilities, close to Downtown, Memorial Hospital an d the Bay! Listed at $1,745,000 www.1727BahiaVistaSt.com If youd like to know how much your home would list for, give me a call 941.441.7073 or visit www.ElkesHomeValue.com Email me: Elke@ElkesFloridaRealty.com www.ElkesFloridaRealty.com Multiple times awarded as a FIVE STAR AGENT, best in customer satisfaction, Sarasota Magazine 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 Top Producer Elke von Oertzen Mit deutscher Betreuung Crossing Borders, Cultures and Language Barriers To Meet The Needs Of My Clients 5 Offices in Venice, Nokomis/Osprey, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch & St. Armand. NOW WITH I M SELLING OVER 30 H OMES EVERY YEAR AND I CAN SELL YOURS TOO Im Selling, Selling, Selling! PELICAN POINTE L is ted At $495 ,000 SOLD NOKOMIS Listed At $389,000 SOLD SAWGRASS Listed At $449,000 SOLD ISLANDWALK Listed At $379,000 SOLD WOODMERE LAKES Listed at $259,000 SOLD LAUREL WOODLANDS Listed at $329,000 SOLD COVE POINTE Listed at $249,000 VENICE PALMS Listed at $329,000 SOLD SOLD NOKOMIS LAKEFRONT Gorgeous Pool home on a large lake and green preserve! 3/2/2 for only $32 9,00 0 World Class Customer Service & Experience International & National For Over 25 Years. With Even More Global Connections In Over 90 Different Countries. VENIC E, VE NETIA Gorgeous pool home loaded with upgrades on a private lot with nice views of water and green preserve. $4 49,00 0 www.4362ViaDelVillettiDr.com 2950101 VENICE, PINEBROOK LAKE CLUB 2/2/1 maintenance free villas Only $149,900 NOKOMIS LAKEFRONT 2/2 condo with a peek a boo view of the Gulf. Low fees, listed at $205,000 www.995LagunaDr.com GULF COVE Beautiful Pool home with extra buildable lot in great location! 3/2/2 for only $195 ,00 0

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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 10 Welcome Home NOW SHOWING... Helen Moore 941.724.2030 Michael Saunders & Company HelenMoore@michaelsaunders.com NOKOMIS WATERFRONT Gated community of Dolphin Shores will delight & surprise. Split floor plan. Heated pool and spa within a 2-story cage. Canal on 2 sides & dock for up to a 30foot boat. 3-car garage & amazing climate controlled storage on the ground level add to this amazing package. Many updates. Well-maintained. $ 699,000 VENICE BEACH Updated & oversized Gulf-front end unit condo. 3-sided porches for Sunrise-toSunset vistas. Bright & spacious 4th floor beauty is move-in ready. Includes new custom kitchen, flooring, interior and exterior doors sliding glass doors & much more. 1778 square feet including the enclosed porches! Large Gulf-front pool, community club room, secured lobby. $ 569,000 VENICE ISLAND Jetty Villas condo is a resort-style beachfront complex in a truly unique setting. With 2 bedroom suites, an open kitchen/great room w/cathedral ceiling & high angled windows this unit has been totally renovated & features the largest deck spaces in the complex. Turnkey. $ 449,000 COMING SOON! Luxurious gated country estate home on 5 amazing Lakefront acres. This very large, very upscale, 6 bedroom 5 bath 5000+ square foot pool home is custom in every way. Available in 2014! 2963130 WWW.WESTCOASTREALTYOFVENICE.COM SEASONAL101BaseAvenueEast(IslandofVenice) Duplex,2BR/2BA$1,100/Month 630BirdBay#204(BirdBayCondo) 2BR/2BALakeView$1,800/Month238WestTampaAve#304(VeniceCenterMall)2BR/2BACondo$2,800/Month700GoldenBeachBlvd#739(MacArthurBeach)2BR/2BACondo,GulfView$4,000/Month1730ManasotaBeachDr.#213(ManasotaGardens)2BR/2BACondo$2,600/Month 139DriftingSands(HourglassLakes) 2BR/2BAVilla$2,300/Month 244St.Augustine#503(CostaBrava) 2BA/2BRCondo$2,800/MonthANNUAL139DriftingSands(HourGlassLakes) 2BR/2BaVilla,LakeFront,$1,200/Month 513ParkdaleMews(ParkdaleEast) 2BR/2BACondo,$850/month 960CooperSt.#304(IslandPark) 3BR/Den,Condo$1,100/Month 238WTampaAve#302(VeniceCenterMall) 2BR/2BACondo$1,200/Month COMMERCIALFORLEASE 324TamiamiTrail,IslandofVenice $2,500/Month RENTALS Visitourwebsitefor moredetails&photos oneachproperty.Rentals&PropertyManagement240W.TampaAvenue941-375-8113 2969825 SEASONAL 101 Base Avenue E ast (Island of Venice) Duplex, 2BR/2BA $1,100/1 month/min 229 Woodingham Lane 3/2/2 Home with pool & lake views $3,000/mo N ew 2/2 + Den Condo in Tuscany L akes Ground Floor, Lake Views 1 car garage, GORGEO U S !! $2,800/mo 340 Three Lakes Ln Mission Lakes Condo, 2BR/2BA, Lake, 3 Pools BEA U TIF U L $2,500/1 month/min 1/1 Condo at Coco Palms 1 b lock to Venice Beach !! $1,900/mo SEASONAL 3/2/2 Home in gated Stoney b rook Amenities Galore !! $3,000/mo 3/2/2 Large Executive Home in Plantation Home Theater Room !! Luxurious $2,800/mo 2/2/2 Villa lakefront Community pool & clu b house Hourglass Lakes $3,000/mo WALK TO SOUTH VENICE BEACH FERRY MAXIMUM REALTY Jerri King 941-374-2562 jerrileeking@gmail.com Completely remodeled 3BD plus 2 bath, 2 car garage home. Includes mother in law apt. New roof, new A/C. Private fenced yard with wood deck. Only a few blocks to South Venice beach ferry. Enjoy 1/2 mile of private beach & your own boat ramp. $168,500 2968790

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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 11 Welcome Home WE NEED LISTINGS!! 2966502 941-474-5585 www.ltrhomes.com 312 S. Indiana Ave. Englewood, FL 34223 Family Owned Since 1951 Nobody Knows Englewood Like We Do! HOLIDAY TRAVEL PARK 1/1 park model located in active adult park. Low management fee and you own the land. Call Peggy Norton@941-915-4377 $36,000 BIG PROPERTY, LITTLE PRICE Three adjacent mobile home lots and just blocks from the Myakka River and a community boat ramp, city water & power on site. Call 941-474-5585 $13,950 INVESTORS TAKE NOTE 165 feet of state road frontage zoned Commercial Intensive/ Automotive. Property is a corner lot with great access and visibility, just a couple miles from Gulf Beaches. Call 941-474-5585 GREAT LOCATION AWAITS! Perfect location in a well maintained neighborhood to build your dream home or a seasonal getaway. Call Tom Trimboli @ 941-716-1568 $17,500 Call Todd Tracy @ 941-716-3242 DOWNTOWN ENGLEWOOD Half acre lot zoned multifamily. No-deed restrictions, has some established fruit trees, and conveniently located walking distance to Englewoods downtown. ENGLEWOOD BEACH 5 PLEX! Looking for rental income and a really cute 2/1 beach apartment to live in? Call today! Call 941-474-5585 GREAT LOCATION One block from Dearborn St. This is an Amazing Opportunity to own a high visibility commercial building in the heart of Old Englewood. Business Available Too. Call Robert Skidmore @ 941-681-1641 REFURBISHED CONDO 2 bedroom, 2 baths, large living and dining rooms, plus screened lanai overlooking pool. Call Carolyn Jarvis @ 941-468-1146 $73,500 MOBILE GARDENS 2/2 newer single wide manufactured home, centered on two lots in park with marina and boat ramp access to Lemon Bay. Call Mary Ellen Diez @ 941-474-1086 $73,900 MAKE AN OFFER! Commercial unit in a very well maintained and highly visible stable office complex. Easy access and lots of parking Call Judy Canero @ 941-915-4377 $95,000 ROTONDA Move in condition 2/2/1 split plan home with newer roof, nicely updated kitchen with appliances, and new HVAC. Golf Community. Call 941-474-5585 NORTH PORT Build your new home on this double corner lot!! Great neighborhood & convenient to I-75. Two for the price of one. Call Judy Canero @ 941-915-4377 $18,199 Time To Buy Lots? Value Priced Income Properties

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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 12 Welcome Home 2965007 LOCAL ROOTS, GLOBAL REACH www.westcoastrealtyofvenice.com 240 W TAMPA AVE 941-375-8113 LOVELY 3BD/2BA on public utilities, new A/C system, roof in 2008, and a nice bonus Florida room just off kitchen. A large screened lanai. Short drive to downtown Venice shopping district, fine restaurants & beaches. $129,900. E A S T G A T E B E A U T Y E A S T G A T E B E A U T Y EAST GATE BEAUTY I N C O M E P R O D U C I N G B U S I N E S S I N C O M E P R O D U C I N G B U S I N E S S INCOME PRODUCING BUSINESS! ESTABLISHED HAIR SALON IN VENICE! High Visibility, Established Clientele, Favorable Lease In Place $79,900. BUILD IN 2002; Charming Home with tile floors, cathedral ceilings, breakfast bar, eat-in kitchen, split bedrooms, garage converted to a Motherin law Suite, (garage easy to be returned to original 2 car garage) and a screened lanai $149,000! Darling 1BR/1BA 1st Floor condo in waterfront complex with heated pool. Terrific rental history! ONLY $55,000. SALES, RENTALS & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 941-375-8113 Ed Bessery 941468-6644 edbessery@msn. com Ann Wacholder 9415446914 annwacholder@comcast net John DeCarlo 9414160884 j dcdesi gns7@yahoo. com Ki mberly A. Gauvreau Owner Broker Gi useppe ( Pi no) Gambo, P. A. Parlo Itali ano Owner Realt or 941-321-7229 guvrow@aol. com 941-7164308 Pi no2586@aol. com Lakefront Maint-Free Villa, 2BR/2BA with 2 car garage, vaulted ceilings, 2 patios, NICE!!!! $174,900. Robi n Nakonetschny 2674467112 robi nnako@comcast net COMMERCIAL FOR SALE C A S A R I O C A S A R I O CASA RIO Tony Nakonetschny 2674467111 t onynako96@gmai l. com SWEETBAY PLAZA OUTPARCEL FOR SALE, A lmost an acre right on J acaranda B lvd. B ring your business here today $258,000 THIS 5200+ SQ FT, 3 BD/ 2BA 2 HALF BATHS 2 master suites pool home sits on 3.57 FENCED ACRES. If you have a home business this is the house for you. There is a separate entrance to the office, staff parking, and lots of storage. Zoned agricultural, so bring your horses. Offered at $359,000 C O M M E R C I A L C O M M E R C I A L COMMERCIAL S O L D S O L D SOLD! T H A N K S T H A N K S THANKS W E S T C O A S T R E A L T Y W E S T C O A S T R E A L T Y WEST COAST REALTY! S O L D S O L D SOLD T H A N K S T H A N K S THANKS W E S T C O A S T W E S T C O A S T WEST COAST R E A L T Y R E A L T Y REALTY Angi e Tarolli 9414831410 atarolli @comcast net HOURGLASS LAKES BANK OWNED! Zoned OPI, just off US 41 on the island of Venice. Free-standing building is located just south of Venice Hospital. Unit 730 contains 1100 SF, 5 patient rooms, NICE! $134,500 3/2 HOME, Centrally Located In South Venice. Terrific rental history, Built in 2005! Tile throughout $142,500 S O U T H V E N I C E S O U T H V E N I C E SOUTH VENICE S O U T H V E N I C E S O U T H V E N I C E SOUTH VENICE N O R T H P O R T E S T A T E S N O R T H P O R T E S T A T E S NORTH PORT ESTATES WELCOME TO VENICE! At West Coast Realty, weve been putting Buyers & Sellers together for 30+ years. Let one of our experienced agents help YOU call Venice home today!

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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 13 Welcome Home www.allfloridarealty.com 941 Tamiami Tr., Suite A, Port Charlotte, FL 33953 (941) 629-1121 Fax: (941) 625-5959 2964721 SOUTH PUNTA GORDA check out this unique property Fully remodeled 2 story home with 2 additional lots in back with 4 buildings great for RV or storage for your toys. Private setting yet close to major highways. Pride of ownership is apparent and this one is definetely not a drive-by. MLS C7049678. Call Janine Howell to set up an appointment to view this lovely home. 941-6291121 or 941-916-1649. PORT CHARLOTTE 1/1 CONDO Great location in Oaks III. Ground Floor Unit. Enjoy the community pool. Reduced to $42,000 MLS C7047906. Call Maryann Zito to view this property. 941-629-1121 or 941-276-5445. ROTONDA SANDS 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage home built in 2007 2,048 sq ft. + /under air. Open floor plan. Great location, close to Port Charlotte and the Gulf Beaches. Reduced to $168,000. MLS C7039407. Call Shirley Bear to view this lovely home. 941-629-1121 or 941-380-1888. NORTH PORT 2/2 VILLA Located close to Sabal Trace Golf Course. Cute & cozy unit has been well maintained high ceilings with wood beams in living area. Enjoy the screened lanai. Listed at $64,900 MLS C7047804. Call Janine Howell to view this unit at 941-629-1121 or 941916-1649. 2963124 Building Homes Since 1985 sales@homemastersvenice.com Homes from $ 195,600 on your lot E J M o u h o t President 9 4 1 4 6 8 2 2 0 1 w w w H o m e M a s t e r s V e n i c e c o m Living Area 1,971 Garage 417 Optional 4th Entry 48 Bedroom & Bath 242 Lanai/Storage 164 Grand Total 2,842 Total 2,600 We Build in Sarasota & Charlotte counties, City of North Port & surrounding areas. Realtors Welcome! 2965016 RE/MAX LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT LIST & SELL with GAE STEWART 941-488-6262 DIRECT www.GaeStewart.com E-mail: GaeStew@aol.com www.RE/MAX.com 1314 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285 BIKE TO THE BEACH This custom made TROTTER home has it all-four 4BR, 3BA, 3 car garage heated pool on over 1/2 acre of beautiful landscaped property that is a short bike ride to the beach. Large master suite, bath with garden tub, tray ceiliings. Second master suite for privacy for guests. Separate LR & DR. $449,000 HAVE THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!! This updated home is available for sale but seller needs to lease back for 9-12 months while they build their new home! Seller will guarantee 12 months rent but may only need for 9. Nicely appointed 2 bdrms, 2 baths, 2 car garage home is full of new beginning with roof & thru out $162,900. IDEAL SITUATED FOR SPECTACULAR SUNSETS Enjoy the Gulf view from your lazyboy. Fabulous 2BR, 2 BT condo that is beautifully furnished and only steps to sand between your toes. Unit is very light and bright. Lots of upgrades. This could be your PIECE OF PARADISE! $335,000 GO BACK IN TIME This lovely cottage is on the National Register of HistoricPlaces in the U. S. andis RICH in history. Recently updated. Large Chefs kitchen with high end appliances. Metal roof and wooden floors. Near downtown Venice, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. $499,000 GAE STEWART GRI, CRS, IRES I n Veni ce Si nce 1970

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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 14 Welcome Home Barb McHenry Realtor (941) 833-1667 (866) 612-1366 2825 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, Florida 33950 Each Office Independently Owned and Operated 2964716 Port Charlotte Home Must see-super clean home impeccable move in condition! Meticulously maintained 3BR, 2BA home built in 2004 with county water & sewer! Solidly built w/the E-wall system (super insulated, solid poured concrete walls) designed to withstand wind speeds in excess of 250 mph! Located on a quiet street, yet minutes to shopping, banks & restaurants, the YMCA & the Library! MLS# C7048996 $144,900 ACTIVE W/ CONTRACT Port Charlotte Home Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath carriage home located in the popular gated community of Heritage Oak Park! Impeccably clean & ready to move right into! Very private wooded backyard w/long greenbelt view! Home has been freshly painted inside & out in 2011 & shows light & bright! Walking distance of clubhouse/ pool! MLS# C7037023 Reduced to $159,000 Port Charlotte Home Popular single family carriage home located in the gated community of Heritage Oak Park. Villa boasts 3BR, 2BA, 2CG & is totally turnkey furnished & ready for you to move into. Beautiful private greenbelt view from the screened lanai & just a short walk to the communitys clubhouse & pool. Lots of upgrades & updates & shows beautiful! MLS# C7046926 $169,900 Punta Gorda Home! This is a must see house! Custom built by a local builder! Home has 3BR & 2BA! Loaded w/upgrades & custom features! Enjoy both the sunrise & sunset from the 2 wood decks. Beautiful open great room floorplan w/cathedral & volume ceilings thru-out! Wood & tile floors thru-out! Wood kitchen & bath cabinets, tri ple crown flooring & chair rail in most areas & much, more! 10 minutes to downtown Punta Gorda! MLS# C7047835 $159,900 Deep Creek Lakefront Home! Location, location, location! Fantastic long greenbelt & lake view from this beautiful immaculate custom home, located on an over sized lot on the end of a short private cul-de-sac street! Sit and enjoy the serene view as well as all the birds & wildlife that frolic in the backyard! Pride of ownership shows with numerous updates & upgrades! Plenty of room for a pool! MLS#C7044169 Reduced to $189,900 Punta Gorda Isles Waterfront Lot! Reduced-Great price on fantastic PGI oversized sailboat lot! Priced to sell! Southern exposure for pool! Short culde-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 Villa Beautiful turnkey furnished A Villa located in the popular gated community of Heritage Oak Park! Villa boasts 2 BR, 2BA, den/bonus room & 2 car garage! Great location on a quiet cul-de-sac street! Features inc. an open floor plan, vol ume ceilings, tile floors everywhere except 2 bedrooms, central vacuum, accordion hurricane shutters & more! MLS# C7048908 $142,900 Punta Gorda Condo Fantastic lake view from this beautiful updated 2 BR, 2 BA condo located in the popular gated community of Tala Lakes! Move in condition w/almost everything replaced since 2011. Tala Lakes is a quiet & friendly community w/planned activities! Conveniently located to shopping & restaurants! Amenities include a heated pool/spa, tennis court, bocce ball, horseshoes, grill & picnic area! MLS# C7049593 $74,900 barb.mchenry@coldwellbankerflorida.com 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, beautifully decorated, large interior laundry & screened lanai w/greenbelt view! Comes with a 1 car carport & a detached storage unit. MLS# C7042660 Reduced to $95,900 Burnt Store Lakes Lot Affordable fantastic oversized vacant lot located in the growing deed restricted community of Burnt Store Lakes! Quiet neighborhood with public water & sewer. There is also canoe/kayak launch to Charlotte Harbor and park & picnic area for residents. Great time to build your dream home & live the Florida lifestyle! Conveniently located near Burnt Store Marina & Golf w/27 holes of challenging golf. MLS# C7046920 $17,900 Deep Creek Lot Build your dream home on this beautiful oversized key lot! Freshwater canal & greenbelt view! Located on a quiet cul-de-sac street so very private, yet close to shop ping, restaurants & I75. Deed restricted w/water & sewer. This lot is within Scrub Jay Review area per the United States Fish & Wildlife Service. MLS#C7045227 $30,000

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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 15 Welcome Home 2965052 Paula Brill Broker/Owner www.exitrealtywelcomehome.com 474 Tamiami Trl (Between Cranberry & Chamberlain) (941) 979-8165 BEAUTIFUL WELL MAINTAINED HOUSE on oversized corner lot in quiet neighborhood. Home close to the new Cocoplum shopping area. $130,000 Courtesy of Al Reeves. NORTH PORT HOME NEW CENTRAL AIR many upgrades, fully furnished. $52,900 Courtesy of Joe Giraldi FULLY FURNISHED CUSTOM HOME! 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage custom pool home. Spacious living, dining and T.V. area. Spacious master suite. Two skylights in kitchen for natural lighting. 2nd Bathroom convenient to the pool. $150,000 Courtesy of Kari Wilbanks PREPARE TO FALL IN LOVE TOTALLY RENOVATED In 2012 And Move In Ready With New Roof, New Kitchen, Stainless Steel Appliances And More. 3 Bedrooms & 2 Baths. $139,900 Courtesy Of Linda Semmler. 180 WATERFRONT WITH GULF ACCESS via Shell Creek and Peace River, private boat ramp and dock are just a few things that make this property well worth the look. $95,900 Courtesy of Angela Crookes WATERFRONT SPACIOUS 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home w/ separate Office space. 2 car garage was converted to a large Bonus/Media Room w/wet bar. Private Pool is very inviting. Home is located on a corner lot & has TWO storage she ds l ocated i n the back yard. $129,900 Courtesy of Ceil Waltner 3 BEDROOM, 2BATH 2 car garage, pool home. Rotonda Heights community. Open floor plan. Family room. Welcome to your southwest Florida Paradise! $224,000 Courtesy of Kari Wilbanks 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, 2 car garage. Formal living room & study/ office. Family room. Kitchen features corian countertops, stainless appliances, cherry wood cabinets & storage. Back yard with wood fence. $180,000 Courtesy of Paula Brill 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Open floor plan with 1444 sq. ft. Large kitchen and french doors lead to a very large lanai overlooking a lush fenced backyard. 1 year warranty included. $133,400 Courtesy of C ecile L ansiquot THE HOME IS A TENBUSCH built model, split floor plan w/cathedral ceilings & eat in kitchen. Master bedroom wing has plenty of natural light w/huge walk in closet, dual sinks in bath, w/ shower. Guest wing could also be used as a second master. $149,900 Courtesy of Linda Semmler NEED SPACE!? Here it is! This handsome 4 bed two bath house just needs some work to be ready for its new owner! Enjoy privacy as you lounge by the pool! Kitchen features two pantries and TONS of space!!! $199,000 Courtesy of Kari Wilbanks MOVE IN READY perfect for collector, hobbyist, cars, boats etc. Upgraded interior, fully tiled in 2009, higher end appliances 2012, pool & lanai 2009. Premium Metal Building 28 x 50 ( 140 mph ) w/water & electric in 2011. Fenced yard, hurricane shutters, sprinklers on double lot. $214,900 Courtesy of R oger W iggerman PERFECT FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS OR INVESTORS. New blinds and lanai was recently re-screened. Very tranquil & peaceful backyard setting. $120,000 Courtesy of Norma OConnor 3 BEDROOM, 2 1/2 BATH 3 car garage, pool home. Has all the upgrades: granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, security system, etc. Jacuzzi tub & roman shower in master bath. Dock & decorative seawall. $399,900 Courtesy of Joe Giraldi DREAM HOME ALERT FANTASTIC LARGE HOME MOVE IN READY CANAL FRONT GULF ACCESS POOL HOME DOUBLE LOT TRANQUIL SETTING 2-STORY HOME w/wood-burning fireplace & cathedral ceiling located on approx 1/2acre. Fenced & on a quiet dead-end street. Master bedroom upstairs. Garage was converted to a large room which can be used as a bedroom or playroom. $230,000 Courtesy of Cecile Lanisquot TWO STORY SEPARATE OFFICE Angela Crookes Broker/Manager LARGE HOME featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 baths plus pool. Outdoor kitchen and outdoor patio area on a double lot. $165,000 Courtesy of Angela Crookes. 4/3/2 POOL HOME ENGLEWOOD BEAUTY

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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 16 Welcome Home SP48080 S e a r c h i n g F o r T h e P e r f e c t H o m e ? S e a r c h i n g F o r T h e P e r f e c t H o m e ? Searching For The Perfect Home? Welcome Home Real Estate Magazine can bring you in touch with real estate, builders, banks and new construction. F o r M o r e I n f o r m a t i o n C a l l For More Information Call L i n d a S h i n s k y ( 9 4 1 ) 2 0 7 1 2 2 2 Linda Shinsky (941) 207-1222. T o l l F r e e 8 6 6 3 5 7 6 2 0 4 E x t 1 2 2 2 Toll Free 866-357-6204 Ext 1222 W e l c o m e H o m e W e l c o m e H o m e Welcome Home www.welcome-home.com 2815530 2963135

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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 17 Welcome Home TERRIFIC 3bd, 2.5 bathrooms pool home situated on 2 over sized lots! Large laundry room & lanai. Pool is solar heated! MLS#C7046837 $169,900 SPACIOUS 4BD, 3BATH in-ground pool home with 2 lots included, could be a perfect home for an in-law situation or family needing 2 separate living areas. MLS C7045965 $130,000 READY TO MOVE IN 2 bedrooms, 2 bath 1 car garage home with lanai and nice backyard! Immaculate clean home! New wood laminate floors and carpet in all bedrooms. C7045962 $79,700 JOCKEY CLUB! INCREDIBLE CUSTOM BUILT LUXURY HOME with Cherry Wood Solid Floors, Multi Columns in Dining & Entry, Double Tray Ceilings with Crown Molding, Granite Kitchen with Stainless Appliances, 2.5 Car Garage with Side Entry & More! MLS C7045224 $169,900 Call Rhonda or Tony Today! COMMERCIAL SALES & LEASE SPACE AVAILABLE, ASK FOR TONY GUSTITUS! FOR SALE Di rect US41 Frontage ( 220f t of Frnt g. ) Zoned CG C7044183 $224,700 LEASE 1609 L antana A ve U ni t 2 $500/ month LEASE 12457 Tami ami Trai l ( Of fi ce Lease Space/ Easy I75 Access/ OPI Zoni ng) $800/ month LEASE 5600 Peace Ri ver Rd, MLS#C7033257 Of fi ce Space starti ng at $250 per month FOR SALE 11001 Tami ami Trai l ( Warm Mi neral S pri ngs) MLS#C7039991 $224,700 Green Acres Hot el! Zoned CG, di rectly on US41, We have a f ew large parcels sti ll avai lable, call f or detai ls! #1 Selling Team! RHONDA GUSTITUS TEAM 941.426.4394 Member Chamber of Commerce View Our Virtual Tours At: www.RhondaGustitusTeam.com E-Mail: RhondaGustitusTeam@gmail.com 2965056 REDUCE D LOOKING FOR A 4BD, Mediterranean style pool home with over 2400 sqft of living space? This amazing home offers 3 full baths, 2 car garage and is situated on a half acre lot in Country Club Estates! New Additions were added to the home. (05-06) MLS#C7047278 $169,900 COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES! LOOKING FOR A 3/4 BEDROOM home nicely updated, ready to move right now! French doors heading to den or 4th bedroom, home shows like a model! MLS C7044572 $79,900 JOCKEY CLUB! IF YOU LIKE MODERN AND EDGY this unbelievable Upgraded Condo in Heritage Lake Park is worth your time viewing! Seller has expensive taste and has upgraded the entire unit. MLS C7045057 $99,900 1ST FLOOR LAKE FRONT Condo with the Most Beautiful setting you have ever seen! Shows lake a Model! 2 bedroom, 1 Bath, 1 Carport with Separate Sink and Vanity, Plus changing Area! MLS C7043578 $79,900 4BD, 2BATH CUSTOM HOME on fresh water canal, was built without garage. Large 21x17 family room, master bath has garden tub! MLS C7044570 $119,900 LOOKING FOR A PERFECT HOME that has a in-law suite? This 3bd, 3bath, 2 car garage home has the perfect set up for 2 families needing separate living space! MLS C7046618 $134,900 LOOKING FOR A 2004 BUILT SPLIT PLAN home w/living rm, family rm, formal dining rm, 3bd, 2ba 2cg? Ive got the perfect home for you! MLS C7049472 $138,800 BUILDERS MODEL new 2013 home. Granite counter top, wood cabinets with breakfast bar! Many upgrades! Must see!! MLS C7044567 $149,800 ALMOST 2000 SQ FT! POOL HOME! POOL HOME! CUSTOM BUILT! POOL HOME! IN-LAW SUITE! FRESH WATER CANAL! HERITAGE LAKE PARK! TURN KEY! AFFORDABLE Luxury Pool home directly on the Golf course in Bobcat Trail Golf & Country Club with view of the lake! Home is situated at the 10th & 11th hole! Upgraded Kitchen features Solid surface counters w/tiled back splash. MLS C7048480 $248,800 BOBCAT TRAIL HERITAGE OAK PARK! DONT WAIT to see this Lakefront 2nd floor condo with fabulous evening sunsets mirroring over the lake from your private end unit lanai! 2bds, 2 full bath. MLS C7048428 $94,900 UPDATED NEW CONSTRUCTION! SAILBOAT WATER FRONT CANAL! JUST A FEW STEPS AWAY FROM THE OPEN WATERS OF CHARLOTTE HARBOR Then out to the GULF OF MEXICO! NO FIXED BRIDGES! 78 foot Composite dock & 10,000 lb boat lift w/boat davits! MLS C7045244 $297,900 FOXWOOD! FABULOUS 2bd, 2 bath, 2 CG. Villa in a (Southwestern style decor), in desirable Foxwood development of Englewood! Almost 1500 sq.ft! Soaring cathedral ceilings, working built-in Fireplace &built-in Dry bar! MLS C7049189 $157,500 INGROUND CAGED POOL HOME with CITY WATER & FENCED YARD! Home shows like a model home! Gorgeous Laminate floors, Ceiling fans & custom blinds in most rooms MLS#C7044620 $139,900 BUILT IN 2007! 3 bedroom (possibly 4 bedroom or den/ office) 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage offering 12x10 that can easily be converted to 4th bedroom! Home has almost 1800Sqft with Cathedral ceilings! Great place to raise a family or retire! MLS#C7048645 $119,800 BEST HOME IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD! Beautifully updated. New kitchen cabinets, counter tops, appliances and light fixtures! All doors have been replaced. Updated tile throughout home. New bathroom vanity, mirror above sink and lighting MLS C7049126 $58,800 INCLUDES 2 ADD. LOTS! CHARMING 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 CG home with 2 additional lots next door also included in purchase! Ceramic tile thru-out home, spacious living room, kitchen and large 28FT Florida Room too! MLS C7049356 $ 89,900 REDUCED

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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 18 Welcome Home 2966888 JUDY K. PETKEWICZ, GRI CRS 941-456-8304 www.PuntaGordaPropertiesforsale.com email: Judy@LovesPuntaGorda.com PUNTA GORDA PRAIRIE CREEK PARK Judy is on the BEST SELLER List! Horses Welcome! 5 Acres Fenced, gated & well. Black top roads. Deed restricted. Hurry! $59,900 10 ACRE PUNTA GORDA Gated PRAIRIE CREEK EQUINE ESTATE 2008 Exquisite 5,034 SF home. 4 Bedrooms, 3 baths, Family Game Room, Private Master Suite & Bath, Stunning gourmet kitchen, overlooks family room with Fireplace, Gracious Formal Dining Room Cherry, Wood & Tile floors, 3 car attached(1100 SF) garage + detached (1840 SF) 5 Stall garage SF CBS Deluxe Equine Barn, Box Stalls, Air Conditioned Tack & Feed Rooms. Vinyl 3 Rail Fenced 10 acres, paddocks, pasture, Miles of Riding Trails & Black Top Roads. Minutes to Punta Gorda, Charlotte Harbor & Hwy 75 $1,350,000 Call Judy Punta Gordas BEST KEPT SECRET! Minutes to town, beaches, harbor! Deed restricted. Horses welcome, black top roads. A Very Special Ranch Community! 2003 Custom 2468 SF Beauty! Private, gated & fenced. Attached 3 stall garage + 1200 SF detached workshop/garage. Blacktop roads/drive. Virtual Tour Available $429,000 Canal Front Lots Starting at $44,900 Great buys! Easy access to Peace River, Port Charlotte, Harbor, Gulf of Mexico.Friendly waterfront community minutes to Punta Gorda. Only 2 bridges out to the gulf are 40+ high. PRAIRIE CREEK PARK 5-30 ACRES STARTING @ $49,900 PRAIRIE CRE EK WEST 5 ACRE HOME! PUNTA GORDA PALM SHORES SOLD 2012 CUSTOM SAIL BOAT PUNTA GORDA BURNT STORE ISLES 2405 SQ Ft WATERFRONT BEAUTY views the canal, over looks a Nature Preserve, Incredible Sunsets, Wild Life & Privacy from the Screened Lanai or Upper Sun Deck. Short Boat Ride to World Class Boating/Fishing! Delightful Kitchen, Stainless appliances, Large Island, Quartz Stone Countertops, Ceramic Tile & Wood Flrs, Brick paved Circular Drive. 10,000# Boat Lift & Concrete Dock/Seawall. Virtual Tour Available Now $ 499,000 2964183 Barb Luciano, Realtor 941-223-4337 350 S. Indi ana Ave Engl ewood, FL 941-473-0333 941-473-0300 www. PINEAPPLEGULFPROPERTIES. com Annual & Seasonal Rentals Available I Would Love To List Your Home Or Condo In The Englewood, Venice Area. Open House 14 Sundays Through December WATERFRONT HOMES IN ENGLEWOOD Open House 14 Saturdays Through December 12412 Krome Ave. On the Myakka Ri ver w i th heated pool great vi ews. D5787954 $325,000 220 Bahia Vista Dr. Cl ose to Dearborn Street, Waterfront Home D5781435 $399,000 2969821 BOOK 2015 NOW! Englewood, Rotonda West, North Port & Port Charlotte New Listings Welcome 2013 READERS CHOICE www.icre.us dianalegg@comcast.net Annual or Seasonal Rentals 941.681.2053 DIANA LEGG Annual Rental Rotonda West 2BR, Pool home. Newer carpet and tile. FR overlooking pool and canal front. $1,050/mo 2/2 Homes from $1,600/mo 3/2 Homes from $1,900/mo 3/2 Homes from $1,800/mo Reserve Your Sl i ce of Paradi se! *Pet Friendly Locations

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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 19 Welcome Home 2965022 THE OLDEST AND ONLY LOCALLY OWNED, CENTURY 21 OFFICE IN VENICE, FLORIDA 334 US 41 Bypass S. Venice, FL 34285 941-485-9222 800-330-1320 C & L Real Estate C&L = COMMUNITY & LEADERSHIP. Roma Long 321-0655 Anthony Accardi 2232435 Jim Downing 248-890-5981 C a n t F i n d T h e R i g h t R e S a l e ? B u y N e w T h r o u g h C e n t u r y 2 1 C & L Cant Find The Right Re-Sale? Buy New Through Century 21 C&L LAKEFRONT VILLA AT HARRINGTON PARK PLANTATION GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB. Maintenance free 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage detached villa offers wonderful views of the lake and steps away from community pool. Island eat in kitchen offers plenty of cabinet space. Side courtyard patio is accessible from both the kitchen and dining area. Take a look at this lovely estate home today. MLS#N5781329 $154,900 Call Anthony Accardi 941-2232435 Deborah Sterling 549-0429 ATTENTION BOATERS. .....!!! 2001-Built 3-Bedroom 2.5-Bath 2-Car-Garage Salt W aterfront Pool Home in Port Charlotte. Open / split plan. View from Inside overlooks sparkling Pool. Dock your boat. Boat Lift in place. Enjoy the extended deck Water and Electric w/ Fish Station. A slice of Paradise......! Lots of bells and whistles. Live the Florida Dream.......... $315,000 Call Roma Long Di rect: 941 3210655 TOTALLY REMODELED 2 bedroom 1 bath home. New laminate and ceramic flooring. Kitchen updated with new cabinets, countertops and appliances. Bathroom also has been remodeled. Enclosed porch plus a screened lanai MLS#N5781226 $62,900 Call Deborah St erli ng 9415490429 FEEL THE GULF BREEZE and watch the unbeliveable sunsets from your patio in your gulf front condo. Two bedroom two bath turnkey unit with large living room and dining area. Swimming pool is just steps away. This condo on the first floor is all about location! Location! Location! MLS#N5781630 $425,900 Call Deborah St erli ng 9415490429 DELIGHTFUL AND LOOKING LIKE NEW 2 BD,2BA Light & Airy Double Wide. Neat & Clean in MOVE IN READY CONDITION. Newly Remodeled Screened & Glass Windowed Lanai. Open Plan. spacious kitchenw/Pass Thru Breakfast Bar & Like New Appliances. Meticulously maintained! Covered parking for 2 Cars. MLS#5781915 ONLY $74,900 Call Anthony Accardi At 941-223-2435 SHOWS LIKE NEW AND ON THE PRESERVE! 2007 built 3br/2ba/ 2cg w/separate den/office. Spacious Boca Ciega model w/over 2000 sqft of A/Cspace. NUMEROUS UPGRADES: volume ceilings, 42 cabinets, granite counters, crown molding, screened lanai & vinyl fenced backyard. Gated Community w/affordable fees. Bike to beach & shopping. MLS# 5782027 ONLY $244,900 Call Anthony Accardi 941-223-2435 ONE OWNER CUSTOM BUILT 2 br/2ba, J&J Home. Split floor plan w/tile & laminate floors throughout. New roof, newer appliances & A/C. Oversized garage w/work area & under air. Outside lanai & pool area are completely tiled. Home shows pride of ownership & is neighbored by similar properties. MLS# 5781823 $175,900 Call Jim Downing 248-890-5981 THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING? CENTURY 21 OFFERS OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE SPACIOUS NEAT & CLEAN Lakefront Fairways of Capri maintenance free villa, 2 BD, 2 BA, 1CG, large mstr suite w/ walk in closet, vaulted ceilings, brkfst bar & glass enclosed lanai overlooking lake. Active community & less than 1 mile from 2 golf courses. Heated pool across the street. Only $149,900 Call Anthony Accardi 941-223-2435

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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 20 Welcome Home waldeckinsurance@earthlink.net Mary Waldeck, Owner W e H a v e V a c a n t L o t s S t a r t i n g A t O n l y $ 3 5 0 0 0 W e H a v e V a c a n t L o t s S t a r t i n g A t O n l y $ 3 5 0 0 0 W e H a v e V a c a n t L o t s S t a r t i n g A t O n l y $ 3 5 0 0 0 4414 N. Access Rd., Englewood, FL 34224 Office: (941) 460-6467 Justsold2002@gmail.com Visit Us Online At: www.movetofl.net Do you have a home or property you would like to sell? Give us a call, we have the buyers! Call Darin & Mary Waldeck 941-460-6467 2964719 Stunning South Gulf Cove home! Special features abound in this custom built pool home. It is situated nicely on a saltwater canal with access to the Myakka River, Charlotte Harbor and The Gulf of Mexico. The exterior offers the ultimate in curb appeal, an inground pool with heated spa, separate hot tub, a 2 story screened cage with lanai on lower level and a balcony. 3 bedroom, 3 baths, concrete dock with concrete pilings, concrete seawall, and 10,000 lb. boatlift. Circular driveway and columned 2 story front porch welcomes you with the lush landscaping and the his and her garages. Architectural details inside and outside this beautiful home will delight you. Winding open stair case with wrought iron railing, unique ceilings, wood cabi nets in kitchen and granite counters, stainless steel appli ances. Fenced backyard and doggie doors included. Master bedroom and one of the guest bedrooms offer private bal conies. Master bathroom has a walkthrough shower, two separate sinks, and a separate garden tub. If you are look ing for a unique home, this is a must see! MLS#D5794078 $499,900 rfntbrtbr b rnn r n fnnr rfntrbrrrn brnnb b frnftf r nrnb rrnnnnrn fnfnnfbfr n 2964722 2971897

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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 21 Welcome Home 2963127 Corner 776 & Fl ami ngo Rd. S. Veni ce 27 YEARS 9414937931 800-492-7931 www.firesidehomes.com _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Fl ami ngo US 41 S 7 7 6 Homes f rom $ 189,000 i ncl udi ng Veni ce l ot Model Home 2968786 ENGLEWOOD ISLES WATERFRONT MAXIMUM REALTY Jerri King 941-374-2562 jerrileeking@gmail.com with private dock and boat lift, two bedrooms with two baths and oversize two car garage. A lmost 1700 square feet of air conditioned space with park like view through large oaks. Home includes eat in kitchen and separate dining areas. This condo home is a single family home which includes all the privacy of a home and the convenience of an association taking care of the grounds and large heated pool right across the street. The association dues are only $177 per month. The private dock has a 10,000# lift with water and power and has deep protected sailboat water direct to the intercoastal waterway. $285,000 SAILBOAT WATER 2963125 Kwee Huset Realty Lic. Real Estate Broker, AHWD, CSP, ESRES, TRC 1301 Poplar Av. Venice, FL 34285 Tel: 941-716-3090 Visit:www.KweeHuset.com Kwee Huset, Broker K w e e H u s e t R e a l t y F l o r i d a KHR Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, Indonesia & Malay. Five Star Real Estate Agent 2010 & 2013 CALL 941-716-3090 For A Personal Tour SOUTHWOOD Maintenance Free living. Single family home with 2022 SF under air need some TLC. High ceiling, tile and wood floor. $188,900 GREAT OPPORTUNITY! 10.04 acres of commercial farm land. It is level, high & dry w/1426 sqft of frontage on SR 72 & 1367 sqft of frontage on Bull Pond Street; Permitted uses: Single family home, B&B, Utility grade solar power plant, Veterinary hospital & clinic etc. 8 min drive from downtown Arcadia. $149,900 REDUCED INCREDIBLE BARGAIN & Great opportunity! Restaurant Building, plus a small house. Hardees is the only restaurant serving breakfast in the area. Hurry! Call Now! $210,000 I Have CASH Buyers! I NEED Listings A CUTE HOUSE with 2 bedroom 1 bath and extra lot. Close by bus stop and shopping. Sold As Is Call Now! $64,900

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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 Page 24 Welcome Home 2 5 2 W E S T M A R I O N A V E P U N T A G O R D A F L 3 3 9 5 0 252 WEST MARION AVE. PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950 P O R T C H A R L O T T E / P U N T A G O R D A 9 4 1 8 3 3 4 7 7 7 PORT CHARLOTTE / PUNTA GORDA 941-833-4777 N O R T H P O R T 9 4 1 4 2 6 0 1 9 9 NORTH PORT 941-426-0199T O L L F R E E : 1 8 6 6 T O M R Y A N ( 8 6 6 7 9 2 6 ) TOLL FREE: 1-866-TOM RYAN (866-7926)w w w t h o m a s r y a n c o m www.thomasryan.com T HOMAS RYAN REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT, INC. 941-833-4777 R esidential/Commercial Sales & Leasing Property Management/ Rentals North Fort Myers/$219,900 NEW LISTING: Herons Glen 3BR, 2BA, 2CG home has living room & fam. room, split plan bedrooms and screened lanai w/golf and preserve views at #5 tee. Plus accordion storm shutters for protection. Community has many amenities avail., incl. an 18 hole golf course w/practice range. Community also incl. lawn care, cable TV & internet as well as 24 hr. guard gate. MLS#C7049014 2964718 S a l e s & R e n t a l s Sales & Rentals Punta Gorda/$435,000 NEW LISTING: Burnt Store Isles waterfront home with sailboat access on the Gulf of Mexico. Masada Home built in 2005. Home is 3 bedroom, 2 bath with a 2 car garage with a pool & spa. Intersecting canal views, plus concrete dock & seawall. Walk to Twin Isles 18 hole golf course. Convenient to shopping and I-75. *Includes a 1 yr. AHS Home Protection plan at closing* MLS#C7048678 Port Charlotte/$79,900 SHORT SALE: Move in condition 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage home in convenient Port Charlotte location. MLS#C7047987 Punta Gorda/$644,900 Burnt Store Isles 3/2/3 plus a den/office. 70 seawall plus a dock and pilings with a wide canal view. This is a heavily upgraded home that has been very well maintained. A must see if you are considering new construction. MLS#C7044139 Port Charlotte /$299,900 NEW LISTING: Lakefront Riverwood home with water and preserve view. 2 beds plus den/office/3rd bedroom. Solid surface counters, wood cabinets, tile back splash, tile floors, custom deco driveway and pool deck. Solar & electric heated pool plus a built in spa. Riverwood is a well established gated community with a championship 18 hole golf course, tennis, community pool and much more. MLS#C7048918 Port Charlotte/$225,000 These 2 buildable lots have approx. 243 ft. of seawall directly on the Myakka River and the Ran Waterway. You wont find many lots like this one avail. to build on. Dont let this one get away! The 2 lots avail. on this listing have to be sold together. One lot is classified as submerged lands, rivers & lakes. MLS#C7028093 Port Charlotte/$32,100 SHORT SALE: Vacant land. Saltwater access canal with access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. MLS#C7048809 Cape Coral/$134,000 Gulf access lot ready to build Minutes to River. Newer dock & seawall in place. Convenient to shopping, restaurants, medical, etc. Per Seller-Water & sewer assessments are paid (Buyer must verify to their satisfaction) MLS#C7047862 Lake Suzy/$109,900 SHORT SALE: 3 bedroom, 2 bath end unit with view of lake. Tile floors, screened lanai, perfect for full time or seasonal use. MLS#C7047341 Punta Gorda/$249,900 SHORT SALE: Vista Del Sol Palma model at Burnt Store Marina End Unit. One of the best views of Charlotte Harbor you can find. Features a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath with den/possible 3rd bedroom with 240 square feet of terrace. MLS#C7038638 North Fort Myers/$275,000 NEW LISTING: New Construction completed in 2013. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage pool home on a canal, 4 lots from the river with access to the Gulf of Mexico. Home is elevated to meet flood zone requirements. Granite counter tops, upgraded appliances, tile floors and more. Ready for occupancy and convenient to shopping and close access to downtown Fort Myers. MLS#C7048744 Englewood/$139,900 Not a short sale or foreclosure. East Englewoood home in move in condition. Convenient to shopping, restaurants and beaches. Open plan with living room and family room. Split plan bedrooms, indoor utility room, plus lanai work shop with double doors. Electric and wall A/C unit. Sq. ft. per Charlotte County Property Appraiser MLS#C7046756 Port Charlotte/$79,900 SHORT SALE: 2 bedroom 2 bath 1 car garage home. Convenient to shopping, restaurant, etc. MLS#C7048747 Port Charlotte/$135,000 SHORT SALE: 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage and 2 sheds. Above ground pool has a large deck area. Split plan bedrooms, large open kitchen with a possible 4th bedroom, currently used as a TV/family room. Home is located on 3 lots. MLS#C7043849 North Port/$105,000 SHORT SALE: Main house is 2 bedrooms, 2 baths plus has Mother In Law addition. Buyer is responsible for utility turn on for inspections. MLS#C7045669

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Lesley Hare Broker 941-460-0410 1975 Englewood, Rd. Englewood, fl. 34223 www.tmirealestatecompany.com For All Your Real Estate & Rental Needs BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE HOME 6195 Kevi tt Bl vd Deed r estri ct ed communi ty of fi ne homes. South faci ng pool over l ake. 4 bedr oom home wi th 2 mast er sui t es. Has gr eat r ental hi st ory $299,000 STUNNING CUSTOM HOME. 1110 Manasota Beach Rd. Park li ke setti ng, 3 Car Gar age, 2 Mast er Sui t es. Immacul at e Condi ti on. Mi nut es t o Beach $450, 000 2964180 Everything You Need, Right At Your Fingertips! View Current Books Online, MLS Listings, Find a Realtor & More! SP9525 www.Welcome-Home.com 2968325 December 9, 2013 C-19 2961865 Thomas A. Paull 1129 Rivera Street Venice, FL 34285 General Contractor Licensed & Insured CGC-059349 Phone (941)650-7723 Fax 488-9765 Email: tom_paull@comcast.net C ALL B ARBARA T HOMPSON L ICENSED T ITLE A GENT 486-4100 M ANAGER V ENICE O FFICE Contact: Linda Shinsky 941-207-1222 RalphsInteriors.com 528 E. Venice Ave. Venice 34285 Furni ture Wi ndow Dressi ng Upholst ered Headboards Area Rugs Accessori es CARPET CARPET CARPET TILE TILE TILE LAMINATE LAMINATE LAMINATE WOOD WOOD WOOD 488-3900 488-3900 488-3900 105 Corporation Way 105 Corporation Way 105 Corporation Way V enice, FL 34285 Venice, FL 34285 Venice, FL 34285 R ichard Serino Jr. R ichard Serino Jr Richard Serino Jr. OWNER/ OPERATOR OWNER/ OPERA TOR OWNER/OPERATOR SP47831 richjr@richardscarpetwarehouse.com richjr@richardscarpetwarehouse.com richjr@richardscarpetwarehouse.com Cal l for i ndi vi dual quote. No monthl y mortgage payments. Must pay HOA taxes & I nsurance 941525-6505 New PURCHASE r everse mortgage p rogram f or Seniors a ge 62 & Older. Ex. Buy $195,000 Home f or $99,000 ( a ge 68) o r $395,000 Home f or $199,000 ( a ge 68) NMLS 299149 Phi l St eel

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Large 2/2 condo w/Fl Room $139,900 Updated in boating community $289,000 3/2/2 Pool/Private $169,900 Executive Home/Acreage No Restrictions $399,900 Total Perfection! Deep Water Canal $518,900 Reduced! Newer A/C/Windows! $89,500 1st Floor/End Unit Pretty Setting $187,500 B EAUTIFUL L AKEFRONT S OUTHBAY S B EST B UY V ENICE G ARDENS C LOSE T O M ANASOTA B EACH We can show and sell you any property in this publication or listed in the MLS without charging you a transaction fee! Call us today and find out about the complimentary value-added services we provide our customers. Terr y/Marilyn Langham 941.270. 7771 Ginny Derrough PA 941.400.9595 KC Wetherell 941.232.8185 Katy Dilmore 941.270-0627 Mary Ann Fahey 941.223.4905 Pam Gates 941.330.5318 Lakefront/Pool/Amenities Galore $349,900 E NGLEWOOD I SLES D REAM H OME C IRCLEWOOD V ILLA W ATERSIDE V ILLAGE L AUREL W OODLANDS Updated/Backyard Is Paradise $139,900 T RUE F LORIDA S TYLE 2961860 Terr y/Marilyn Langham 941.270. 7771 Terr y/Marilyn Langham 941.270. 7771 Ginny Derrough PA 941.400.9595

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Group LLC Voted #1 in Venice 351 Venice W. Ave., Venice, FL 34285 (On the Island of Venice) 941-485-9147 WWW.HACKWORTHREALTY.COM 2964177 SECLUDED yard with no rear neighbors! This 3/2/2 pool home has beautiful new wood floors plus the roof was replaced in 2007 & A.C. was replaced in 2008. This deeded neighborhood is close to the beach & shopping. $247,500 Mary Ellen Deiter 809-7305 GREAT INVESTMENT opportunity on the Island of Venice! This 8 unit complex was built in 1925 and has beautiful historic features plus a great history of long term tenants. Dont miss this opportunity! $518,000 Cindy Fucsik 416-5103 BEAUTIFUL 3/2/2 pool home in Lakes of Jacaranda! Enjoy cooking in this large kitchen with aquarium window views. Master suite over looks pool with oversized walk-in closet plus Roman shower & garden tub in master bath. $349,900 Cindy Fucsik 416-5103 2965021 INVESTORS BEAT WALLSTREET! POSITIVE CASH FLOW! CAP Rate of 5.9% Year 1, 6.5% Year 5, IRR of 11.6% Year 5. Annual lease tenants now in place thru Aug. 1, 2014, they requested to stay on 4 more years. Not an REO or SHORT SALE! 2006 3/2/2 1221sf Greatroom plan. Many Upgrades. $139,900.00 PRICE ADJUSTED, Expansive Modern 2008 two story 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home. Over 3000sf living space. Located on a Saltwater Gulf Access canal. Features Screened in Lanai, Swimming Pool, 3 car garage, Game/Theatre Room. $309,900.00 VENICE ISLAND WALK DOWNTOWN. Remodeled TOP FLOOR of Costa Brava 2/2 Condo, view of Gulf, Sunsets Galore. NEW Appliances, Wood Flooring, Carpet, Paint, Lighting. DO NOT WAIT! $164,900.00 OWNER FINANCING READY TO BUILD ON, Vacant Saltwater front 1/2 ACRE LOT, City Water, 3 min.s to Myakka River access Charlotte Harbor/Gulf. HEAVEN! $159,900.00 941-456-0738 C-22 December 9, 2013 2887359 Dennis G. Kotaska LLC, CDPE, CGP, Broker Associate Terri Kotaska, CSP, REALTOR 941-840-1147 dennis@sarasotahousing.com www.sarasotahousing.com OVER 40 YEARS OF REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE TOP 3% OF RE/MAX AGENTS WORLDWIDE Sarasota$119,000 Sarasota$119,000 SERENATA CONDOMINIUMS LOCATION & LIFESTYLE Beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 3rd floor end unit with sunset view from screened lanai! Spacious great room, vaulted & 9 ceilings, stainless steel appliances, tile in kitchen & bath & roomy walk-in closet. Clubhouse, heated pool, fitness & tennis. Great University Pkwy. location close to shops, dining, downtown & airport! 8377 38th St. Cir. E. #301 Sarasota$185,000 Sarasota$185,000 Dominican Republic 99 Acres $2,000,000 Dominican Republic 99 Acres $2,000,000 SERENATA CONDOMINIUMS RESORT LIFESTYLE Beautifully updated 1st floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath, carport & gorgeous lake view from screened lanai! Desirable split bedroom design, 9 ceilings, wood floors in living/ dining & bedrooms, ceramic in kitchen & baths, granite counters in kitchen & guest bath & onyx counter in master bath. Clubhouse, heated pool, fitness & tennis. University Pkwy. area close to shops, dining, downtown & airport! 8357 38th St. Cir. E. #106 PRIME LOCATION FOR RESORT DEVELOPMENT In desirable LaVacama area N/NW of Bavaro Beach Resorts & Uvero Alto. Current access via country road with new boulevard to be extended with planned road to beach. Owner will consider TRADE, JV or SELLER FINANCING. MLS #3931975 PRIME FOR DEVELOPMENT Includes 2 additional parcels, totals approximately 26 Acres. Excellent location near and just south of Stoneybrook and Venetian Falls. Project to rezone for an estimated 34 Single Family Home Sites and 48 Townhomes. Entitlement team assembled and estimated cost for rezoning is available. MLS #A3985518 Venice 26 Acres Prime Location $1,950,000 Venice 26 Acres Prime Location $1,950,000 SPECTACULAR GULF OF MEXICO VIEWS Welcome to desirable north Siesta Key and a relaxing waterfront lifestyle! Uniquely designed residence on one-half plus acre offers over 4300 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, seawall and serene gulf views. Distinctively designed with private quarters for family and guests. Enjoy beautiful sunsets, captivating twilight views of Lido Key and ideal location near quaint Siesta Village, Siesta Key Beach and the north bridge for easy access to downtown Sarasota. 113 Big Pass Lane Siesta Key $3,625,000 Siesta Key $3,625,000 RE/MAX Alliance Group

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NEWPHASENOWSELLING RIVERRD.CENTERRD.N Exit191 SouthwestFloridasMostExperiencedHomeBuilderForOver40Years Pricesandavailabilitysubjecttochangewithoutnotice.CBC1256375 INCREDIBLY GRAND AMENITIESCENTER NOWOPEN!Fromcasualtoelegant, GrandPalm hasahometomatchyourlifestyle. Choosefromvebeautifulhomeseries,featuring10newmodelsand23oorplan choices!Designedandbuiltby NealCommunities, aSouthwestFloridacompany thathasbeenbuildingqualityhomesforover40years,youaresuretondahome thatisjustrightforyourfamily.Plus,plentyofamenitiestokeepyouactive inavibrantcommunityfromthetnesscentertotheGreatSplashpark.CallorvisitourmodelhomestodaytoseehowgrandlifecanbeatGrandPalm!LIVE IN GRAND STYLE Homespricedfromthe$100sModelHomesOpenDaily Mon.Sat.10a.m.to5:30p.m.|Sun.Noonto5p.m. 12386SagewoodDr.,Venice,FL34292 (OffCenterRd.)888.470.0992 | DiscoverGrandPalm.com OVER 140 HOMES SOLD 2964139 December 9, 2013 C-23

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LESS THAN 500 FEET TO THE GULF 3BD plus den/3BA/2CG Heated pool and spa with both solar and heat pump. Oversized lot 88x153. Beautiful landscaping. Newer A/C system and some appliances. Priced at $684,900. NEWER GATED COMMUNITY OF VENETIA 3bedroom/2Bath/1Car garage. Open floor plan with private preserve view. Short walk to clubhouse, pool/spa, tennis courts and more. Priced to sell at $169,900 WEST OF HARBOR DR. 3BD/2BA/1CP on oversized corner lot. Split open floor plan. Less than 2 blocks to the beach. Priced at $394,900 SOLD GREAT LOCATION. Short walk to beach and downtown 2BD/1BA, guest parking, 1 month minimum rental Turnkey furnished and ready to move into. Low monthly maintenance fees. Priced at $129,900 VENICE ISLAND POOL HOME West of Harbor Dr. and short walk to the beach 3BD/2BA/ 2CG Heated pool with new finish and water feature. Oversized lanai great for entertaining. Split floorplan, newer A/C system, and more. Priced at $549,900 SOLD SOLD GORGEOUS LAKEVIEW CONDO 1 st floor corner unit 2Bedroom+Den/2BA/ 1CP. Turnkey furnished and ready to move into. Lake view from almost every room. Priced at $194,900 GOLDEN BEACH POOL HOME 3BD + Den/2BA/1CG Heated salt water pool Upgraded kitchen with wood cabinets, stainless appliances, corian counters. Master bedroom/bath added on 248 sq. ft. shed/work shop Deeded beach access and more Priced at $549,900. PENDING Kim Stephens, Broker/Associate, GRI VENICES TOP SELLING REALTOR FOR 2011* 941.321.6858 Each office independently owned and operated 1314 B E. Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285 (941) 308-4613 Office Kim@HomesOfVenice.com See these properties inside at: www.HomesOfVenice.com Serving the Venice area for Over 14 Years *Based on information from the My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. for the period 1/1 /2011 through 12/31/2011. This information may or may not include all listed expired, withdrawn, pen ding or sold properties of one or more members of the My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service STILLWATER GATED COMMUNITY Located in newer gated community of Stillwater. 3 BD plus den /2BA/3 Car garage, heated pool/ spa. Lakeviews from almost every room. Lots of new since 2010, oversized paver driveway. Priced at $379,900 2964145 PELICAN POINTE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB End unit with expansive golf course views. 2 BD plus den/ 2BA/2CG and maintenance free. Extended lanai, newer A/C system, and washer. Heated community pool, tennis courts, and clubhouse. Sold Turnkey furnished. Priced at $244,900 BEACH FRONT CONDOMINIUM 2BD/2BA/1CP. Heated community pool. 1 st floor unit and turnkey furnished. Nicely remodeled. Priced $269,900 4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, HEATED POOL HOME west of Harbor Dr. Nicely upgraded kitchen with granite, wood cabinets And pull out drawers. Paver circular driveway and paver pool lanai. Short walk to the beach and downtown Venice Ave. Priced at $429,900 C-24 December 9, 2013

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941.584.0889 www.BosshardtRealty.com 230 S. Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34285 Bosshardt, your starting point to Real Estate! Bosshardt, your starting point to Real Estate! 2961862 I nteract with us $399,000 BEAUTIFUL 5 ACRE TRACT. Close to the beach, shopping, schools. Build your dream home here. Horses welcome. N5770464 Dee Tanski (941) 223-3962 $129,000 O n F acebook ALBEE FARM ALBEE FARM 2006 MOBILE HOME HAS 2 BEDROOMS living room, kitchen combo with dining room and den. You also own the land. Walking distance to shopping & restaurants. A must see! N5778134 Dee Tanski (941)223-3962 $78,000 $169,900 PENDING PENDING $114,900 EXTREMELY GOOD CONDITION. 2BD/2BA on cul-de-sac in pet friendly active park. New appliances. Florida room w/PGT solar shield windows. Recently painted, laminate flooring. Nicely furnished & ready for a new owner. Many activities, heated pool/spa, tennis & more! N5781862 THE BUTLER TEAM (941) 716-0664 TANGERINE WOODS TANGERINE W OODS $359,000 TWO BEDROOM TWO BATH VILLA with one car garage in desirable Sorrento East. Updated and ready for new owners. Quiet neighborhood close to beaches, shopping and easy access to highways. Oleg Kadyaey 941-412-6021 $144,000 WATERFRONT VENICE BAY WATERFRONT VE NICE BAY 2BR/2BA WELL MAINTAINED HOME on boating water joining the intracoastal waterway in H istoric V enice. A ll interior and exterior furniture are negotiable directly with sellers. L ow maintenance fees. N ear downtown & beaches. S old AS IS The Butler Team. (941) 716-0664 $139,900 NOKOMIS NOKOMIS VENICE VENICE LOVELY CONDO 2BD/2BA/2 car garage. Near downtown Venice & beaches w/Legacy bicycle trail nearby. Most furniture stays. Large bonus room, washer and dryer in closet. Master bedroom has two closets, one of which is walk-in. Very large walk-in shower in master bath. Privacy fence. The Butler Team. (941) 716-0664 WILLOWBROOK WILLOWBROOK 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 VENICE VENICE PLANTATION GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, one of the premier golf communities in SW Florida. Gorgeous lake views. 3 BD, 2 BA villa w/ attached 2 car garage. New Roof installed in 2007. Plenty of living area & storage! A3979636 Joanne Jacobsen (941)408-5874 VENICE VENICE SHORT SALE. Three bedroom Two bath south Venice home with detached garage / workshop. Open Bright floor plan with updated kitchen and split bedroom floor plan. N5782424 Mary Smith (941)914-3005 SORRENTO VILLA SORRENTO VI LLA ENGLEWOOD ENGLEWOOD $42,000 2BR/1 BA Many upgrades including the F lorida room. Washer/dryer set up, insulated roof. Lots of room for guests. 2 sheds one (8 x 10) detached that is used as a work shop (tools included) also a patio area. House in good condition sold as is turnkey furnished. The Butler Team. (941) 716-0664 ROTONDA ROTONDA WONDERFUL VIEW LOOKING out onto lake and golf course! Oversized garage, workshop & lots of storage space. Many nooks and storage space in the home, inside laundry room, small office area for your computer. Being Sold As Is. Take a look!! The Butler Team 941-716-0664 $129,700 Real Estat e Li sti ngs and Sales Communi ty Associ ati on Management Property Management Call Us For All Your Rental Needs ( 941) 5840889 $134,000 December 9, 2013 C-25

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*Based on well qualified borrower at list price with 3.5% down, 30yr, FHA, rate 4.375%, APR 5.901%, as of 06/25/2013, Principle and Interest only, taxes & insurance additional **Based on well qualified borrower at list price with 3.5% down, 30yr, FHA, rate 3.875%, APR 5.332%, as of 03/27/2013, Principle and Interest only, taxes & insurance additional (**A= APR 5.320%) (**B= APR 5.335%) (**C= APR 5.296%) (**D= APR 5.311%) (**E=APR 5.302%) (**F=APR 5.312%) 2964811 Lora Keller ~ Over 20 Years Real Estate Knowledge & Experience ~ 941-505-1519 NICELY UPDATED & TURN-KEY Desirable & Active. THE OAKS, LAKE VIEW, FULLY FURNISHED & ALL APPLIANCES! $54,600 Turnkey Furnished Englewood Condo 2/2/2 with Lg Stg/Workshop, Beautiful Location, Just minutes to Beaches, Golf, Fishing, Dining, etc. Just $110,692 GORGEOUS ENGLEWOOD LAKEFRONT BEAUTY!!! Stunning detail, lanai overlooking lake w/Therapy jets, Custom European Cabinets, Upgraded everything... MUST SEE Priced to Sell at $316,200 ACTIVE 55+ RESORT LAKE VIEW. Like new 2005, 1BR, 1 bath mobile home with fully equipped kitchen & laundry. Priced To Sell $75,000 Updated, Immaculate & Turn-Key Furnished 3 Bedroom Floor Plan, Updated Tile, Private Manicured Yard, Near Beach & Boating. $68,700 Beach Complex Water View Pool Home! C ompletely remodeled, quality everything granite counters, tile flooring throughout Must See! $164,300 or $6017 down & $793.69/month** C Gulf Access Waterfront Pool Home! Beautiful new 3/2/2 open great room plan. High step tray ceilings, crown molding, granite. $295,000 complete (or $30,000 for lot) 2/2/1 Great Area North of Peachland Modern, Open, Vaulted/Raised Ceilings, Screen Lanai, Nice Yard, Great Home & Price!!! $78,000 or $3115 down & $436.31/month* Awesome updated 4 bedroom 2 bath pool home in a great area of Punta Gorda $117,500 GORGEOUS New 3 br, 3 bath, 3 car garage. Gulf acess waterfront pool home Finished w/very detail. High ceiligs, etc. $320,000 complete. (or $30,000 for lot) H H o o m m e e V V a a l l u u a a t t i i o o n n s s & & C C o o n n s s u u l l t t a a t t i i o o n n s s Home Valuations & Consultations Beautiful Sailboat Waterfront!!! Turn-key furnished updated 2/2 PG Condo Just $72,400 CHARMING & AFFORDABLE 3/1, Nice waterfront area of Port Charlotte. $68,900 C-26 December 9, 2013

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HomeValuations&Consultations Gorgeous Nearly New PGI Home, 3BR, 2 1/2 Baths, 3 Car Garage, Lanai & Pool, Built 2005 with Hurricane Protection, Lg. Dock & Boat Lift, No Bridges to Harbor... $499,000 55+ Communities, Punta Gorda to Englewood. 2 & 3 Bedroom Homes, Award Winning Facilities, golf course & lake views, new and newer from $165,000 to $250,000+ New Englewood Area 3/2/2. Vaulted Ceilings, Open Floor Plan, Lanai, Appliances, Upgrade & Well Equipped. .. $145,900 or $169,000 with Pool Lora Keller ~ Over 20 Years Real Estate Knowledge & Experience ~ 941-505-1519 2964814 S S a a v v e e $ $ 1 1 0 0 0 0 s s W W i i t t h h N N o o T T r r a a n n s s a a c c t t i i o o n n F F e e e e s s Save $100s With No Transaction Fees L L o o r r a a K K e e l l l l e e r r Lora Keller Century 21 Aztec & Assoc. Century 21 Aztec & Assoc. For All Your Real Estate Needs For All Your Real Estate Needs & State Certified Residential Appraiser # RD3931 R.E. Appraisal Associates of SWFL, Inc. 941-505-1519 941-505-1519 LoraAKeller@gmail.com swflahomes.net LoraAKeller@gmail.com swflahomes.net Each office is independently owned and operated Call today for Consultation and Appraisal of Your Home... No Obligation & No T ransaction Fees! Luxury PGI Waterfront Condo, 2BR + Den, 2 Baths, 1 Car Garage, Granite Counters, Stainless Appliances, Pool, etc. $189,900 YOUR HOME HERE Updated Pool Home 55+ Community Large Open Floor Plan, Panoramic View of Pool, Water & Boat Dock... Englewood $198,400 Awesome W aterfront Tip Lot Million Dollar View & Features to Matc h! 2011 Built Custom 3/2/2, Lg. pool & Lanai Overlooks Huge Lake, Near Englewood & Boca Grande Beaches... $316,200 Exquisite Canal Front Pool Home Beautiful Better-than-Ne w 3 BR Home, Saltwater Pool Overlooking Dock & Waterway! Great Area of North Port! $209,000 Rare My akka River/Full Bay Waterfront Home Magnificent Mill ion Dollar vie w at a Bargain Price. 103 Water Frontage & concrete Seawall, 1952 sf, Lanai Overlooking River... $280,000 December 9, 2013 C-27

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L ore Mi ller Broker/Owner Gary Mi ller VABR Realtor of the Year 2012 MAGNIFICENT LAKE VIEW from thi s 3 bed, 2 bath FI RST FLOOR condo wi th 1 car detached garage. PET FRI ENDLY. Located i n the heart of Veni ce. $188, 500 Gary Mi ller 941.400.2247 GREAT PRICE on thi s 3 bed, 2 bath POOL HOME i n Sorrento South whi ch offers a communi ty mari na. Many upgrades i ncl udi ng roof, wi ndows and A/C. $259,999 Barbara Hanley 941. 468. 9091 BEAUTIFUL 3 bed, 2 bath POOL HOME on pri vate corner l ot. Bui l t i n 2005. Extra l arge 2 car si de entry garage wi th room for al l your toys. $339, 900 Gary Mi ller 941.400.2247 Locat ed i n one of Veni ce s best PLANTATION GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB i s thi s l arge attached vi ll a. End uni t, PRI VATE SETTI NG and l arge open pati o. $149,900 Gary Mi ller 941.400.2247 LIVE THE LIFESTYLE i n thi s 3 bed, 2 bath home i n Harbor I sl es. Endl ess acti vi ti es i n thi s fri endl y 55+ waterfront communi ty. A must see. $79,900 Karen Anderson 207.691.0315 PRICED AT ONLY $99,900 IS THIS 2 BED, 2 BATH, FIRST FLOOR condo l ocated on Capri I sl es. Steps to the communi ty pool mi nutes to al l Veni ce has to offer Gary Mi ller 941.400.2247 THIS HARBOR ISLES home backs up to the preserve and has a l ovel y pri vate wel l l andscaped yard. 2 bed, 2 bath, furni shed wi th l arge si de l anai $73,500. Karen Anderson 207.691.0315 HEART OF VENICE, 2 bed, 2 bath, second fl oor condo wi th 1 car detached garage. Mi nutes to downtown, beach, restaurants and gol f courses. $149,000 Gary Mi ller 941.400.2247 CUTE AS A BUTTON 2 bed, 2 bath POOL HOME l ocated i n South Veni ce. Spl i t fl oor pl an, l arge covered l anai and fi repl ace. Pri ced at onl y $148,500 Gary Mi ller 941.400.2247 *Data taken from MFRMLS Office Market Share Report Between 1/2013 11/2013 VABR OUR NAME OUR NAME SAYS I T ALL SAYS I T ALL 2964986 C-28 December 9, 2013

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www. Flori daSunbi rd. com Emai l: Mari ettaAshcraft@gmai l. com 2964169 INVENTORY IN DEMAND! I can sel l your home. Cal l an expert for a Market Anal ysi s today. 941.321.7780 SHORT SALE. Casa Di Ami ci condo bui l t i n 2005. Garage, 3 bdrm, 2 bath ground fl oor uni t wi th beauti ful l ake vi ew. Wal ki ng di stance to bus and stores. MLS#N5782187 $154, 000 VENICE 1314 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 WOOMERE LAKES Looking for a location near beaches, shopping, & parks? A desirable floor plan offering personal space without being too large? Want freshly painted, newly carpeted, new A/C, hurricane shutters & in immaculate condition? Prefer a deed restricted neighborhood? A peaceful, parklike setting? You just found all that & more in this perfect in every way 3BR/2B split BR plan home, a cul-de-sac location, friendly neighborhood. MLS#N5781173 $225,000 TRIANO If you are looking for a pristine, move-in condition condo in a resort setting that is located near beaches & shopping, look no further! This 1 st floor condo has many upgrades, tile thruout, open floor-plan, solid surface counters in kitchen & baths, lovely lake view & so much more. It is absolutely stunning! Upscale community with tropical landscaping, magnificent community center, pool & fitness center. 1 car garage, private guest quarters. MLS#N5782353 $224,900 LEMON BAY WATERFRONT Exceptional deep water property with dock & electric hoist. Over 1.7 acres directly on Lemon Bay. S tunning sunsets! Sea wall recapped in 2009. Large 4BR 3B home perfect for raising a family or entertaining. Enjoy the sunlight pool, while watching the ospreys nesting or water life frolicking in the bay. Two newer a/c systems, screened lanai, open back & side patios, kitchen located in center of home, large family room/ dining room combo & much more! MLS#N5778763 $859,000 2964166 2964713 December 9, 2013 C-29

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2967097 SAIL BOAT WATER: Boat lovers here is your chance to be on sailboat water just a few minutes to Charlotte Harbor with NO fixed bridges of any kind. Built in 2005 this beautiful 2108 sq. ft. 3 BR has a lot to offer. Priced at $219,000 Call John Webb 765-318-0940 VERY WELL MAINTAINED pool home in The Meadows. Home backs up to golf course! Deep well for cost effective irrigation. Accordion style hurricane shutters installed throughout. Brick fireplace! Enjoy your morning coffee on your air conditioned lanai. Priced at $349,900. Call Jesse Rutherford, 941-685-7141 for Details 877-284-3376 1990 Main Street Suite 750, Sarasota, FL 34236 ListingServicesDirect.com Selling Your Home Dont JUMP into selling your home until you have seen what THE FROG can do for you. Your Local Full Service Real Estate Professionals! You Can Save 50% 100% to on Real Estate Commissions TheFrogSaves.com Bank Owned Properties Looking for the Deal of a Lifetime? Ask us how we find and negotiate the deals that others often miss. Let us show you what to look for and what to avoid in this specialized field. Call Today for a list of Foreclosures in your area. Short Sales For Sellers If you owe more than your property is worth, talk to us, we can help. We have a dedicated team of professionals who do nothing but negotiate Short Sales. For Buyers Allow our experts to lead you through the maze of buying a Short Sale. Buying A Home As well as being able to help you find other homes that are listed with all other Companies, we also have a huge database of properties. BEAUTIFUL LAKE VIEW This home has it all! Wonderful lake front mobile home will take your breath away. Remodeled kitchen & baths, new flooring in bedrooms, baths and kitchen. Large and spacious. Centrally located & close to shopping. Priced at $89,900 Call Tom Wallace at 941-730-4763. 4BD/3BA/3CG. Highly sought after Stonebridge in beautiful deed restricted Palmer Ranch. Lush Tropical pool area complete with tiki lounge. $414,900 JOHN FEVRIER, 941-824-2992 NOKOMIS VILLA 2Br/2 Ba with Gated community, close to Casey Key and boat ramp. CALL JAN KLECKNER 941-223-4893 FOR MORE INFORMATION. PRICED AT $239,900. SIESTA KEY CONDO Rare New Construction with executive finishes, 4Br. suites/4.5BA, Den, 40ft. balcony + 2 car garage, 3,174 sq. ft. Outdoor kitchen, pool with Direct Gulf view. Kitchen island seats 8, completion Jan. 2014. Prime beach location near The SK Village. Call Nancy Endara 941-323-1700 for private showing & info. BEAUTIFUL LAKE AND PRESERVE VIEW 3 Br + den with huge screened lanai/ resort style pool/hot tub w/cascasing waterfall and tikki bar overlooking a lake and an all natural preserve beyond! Very private and well maintained.. NEW A/C in NEW water heater in and a New pool pump in Great split plan! Priced at $330,000 Call Carol Burke 941-284-0250 BANK OWNED WATERFRONT ON 3 ACRES. House and outbuildings on a beautiful lot on the Manatee River. Tear down and Rebuild or renovate existing property. Call Carol Burke, 941-284-0250 For Details. Great Condo within walking distance to Beach, live on Venice Island, furnished. Pet friendly. Did you know Venice is the sharks tooth capital of the world? Many beaches. Historic W Venice Avenue has great shopping & dining, Legacy Bicycle trail & world class fishing. Priced at $122,500 Call Jan Kleckner, 941-223-4893 ULTIMATE COUNTRY CLUB LIFESTYLE 3 BD/3 BA pool home. Brazilian Tiger wood floors, crown molding, arches, columns & decorative niches. Kitchen has granite countertops, stainless appliances and stylish wooden cabinets. Gated and maintenance free home. Convenient luxury living in the University Park area. $485,000. Call Carol Burke, 941-284-0250 for Details. THIS IS IT!!! 3 BD, 2 BA, 2 car garage home. Large open floor plan w/Split bedrooms. Very clean well maintained home. Fresh paint inside & out. Newer septic system, roof & AC. Refreshing pool & lanai. Relax & enjoy the beautiful landscaping. Priced at $179,900 Call John Webb 941-916-0034 BEAUTIFUL LAKE VIEW in family friendly Stoneybrook of Venice! This 4 bed 3.5 bath 2 story home is immaculate and ready to move right into Just minutes to the pristine Gulf beaches plus an amazing community center with resort style pool, fitness center, basketball and more Enjoy the safety of a guarded and gated property as well! Priced at $335,000 Call Carol Burke 941-284-0250 PORT CHARLOTTE 3BD/2BA home. Completely updated from the floors to the light fixtures. Tile floors throughout. New kitchen with stainless appliances. New AC system. Near shopping and schools. Call John Webb (941) 916-0034 BEAUTIFUL SALT WATER CANAL HOME Only minutes to harbor. As you enter this home you will find a large open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Beautiful kitchen and tile floors throughout the living area. Pocket sliding doors leading out to the large lanai and pool area overlooking the saltwater canal. To top it off this home is NOT IN A FLOOD ZONE!!! Priced at $269,900 Call John Webb (941) 916-0034 THIS IS LIVING THE FLORIDA LIFE STYLE Beautiful pool home sitting on a fresh water canal. Nothing was missed when this custom home was built. Solid pecan wood flooring. Solid cherry custom kitchen cabinets and granite counter tops. 12 tray ceilings with lighting. Heated hot tub built in the pool. Large lanai for relaxing. Call John Webb @ (941) 916-0034 for Details. C-30 December 9, 2013

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Receive FREE information on the beautiful Florida Sun Coast. Please indicate information desired. Clip and send to: Welcome Home Real Estate Magazine, 200 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285 941-207-1222 Estimated price Approx. date Name Address City State Zip Phone E-mail address SP46683 [ ] Waterfront [ ] Mobile Home [ ] Commercial [ ] Apartment [ ] Golf Community [ ] Acreage [ ] Condominium [ ] Home [ ] 2 Bedroom [ ] 3 Bedroom [ ] Mortgage Information [ ] Buyers Agents [ ] Renting [ ] Purchasing www.welcome-home.com www.welcome-home.com www.welcome-home.comDecember 9, 2013 C-31 Spaci ous Condomi ni ums, Vi ll as, Si ngl e Fami l y & Estate Homes wi th extensi ve Preserve, Waterfront and Gol f Course vi ews Come Home to Riverwood Pri ced f rom the $100 s t o $1,200,000 Ri verwood i s i deally locat ed between Sarasota and Fort Myers near Southwest Flori da s Best Beaches and Wat erways. Nestled along the peacef ul sceni c Myakka Ri ver, Ri verwood of f ers beauti f ul natural surroundi ngs combi ned wi th the lat est trends of li v i ng. 4 1/2 Star Gol f Di gest rated Gol f Course Recreati onal Center wi th Fi tness Center Li brary, Resort Styl e Swi mmi ng Pool Tenni s, Croquet & Bocce Courts Ful l Ti me Li festyl e and Tenni s Di rector Nearby Shops, Restaurants, Beaches, Fi shi ng, Mari nas and a Weal th of Cul tural Opportuni ti es Pri vate Beach Cl ub on the Gul f of Mexi co 2968789 For communi ty locati on, di recti ons, and property i nf ormation, please call For communi ty locati on, di recti ons, and property i nf ormation, please call For communi ty locati on, di recti ons, and property i nf ormation, please call Ri verwood Realty di rectly at 941743-9663 or 1-800-874-1869 Ri verwood Realty di rectly at 941743-9663 or 1-800-874-1869 Ri verwood Realty di rectly at 941743-9663 or 1-800-874-1869 www. Ri verwoodRealEstat e. com www. Ri verwoodRealEstat e. com

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SALES/RENTALS/PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Preferred Properties of Venice, Inc. www.veniceflproperties.com or E-Mail: eravenice@aol.com 325 West Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 485-9602 Fax 485-9604 ERA...serving the Venice Area since 1972 2964153 NEW LISTING Seasonal Rentals Available Have A Great Holiday Season a nd a Good a nd Happy New Year! ISLAND OF VENICE! Spacious 2Br, 2Bt split plan home with extra air conditioned room off of the master bedroom overlooking the caged pool. Re-plumbed and kitchen updated Laminate floor throughout living area. Just a short walk to historic downtown Venice and the beach! N5780716 $389,000. Call Lauren Meadows 223-0372. GREAT OPPORTUNITY! You can live in this Townhouse just 200 yards from the Venice Beach with a little bit of a view of the gulf from the balcony! Living room and bath on first floor. Sliding doors to private walled patio with gate. Small pet allowed! #N5779815 $195,000 Call Jean Warner Direct 416-4599 or Call Lauren Meadows 223-0372. VERY NICE CONDOS IN MAC ARTHUR BEACH & RACQUET CLUB! Gated community with Tennis courts and huge swimming pool. Glorious beach on Gulf of Mexico. Spacious 2Br, 2Bt condos, small pets allowed. Building was just replumbed. $424,900, $399,900 & $454, 900. Call Lauren Meadows 223-0372. VERY NICE 2ND FLOOR CONDO with small view of the lake through the palms from screened balcony. Lots of closet space featured here. Kitchen open to dining area. #N5681006 $183,000 Call Jean Warner direct 416-4599. GULFVIEW ESTATES! Well maintained pool home close to shopping and beaches. New plumbing, A/C, carpeting and painting. Vinyl sliders in lanai leading out to the pool area. Some furnishings are negotiable #N5781944 $219,900 Call Rosanne Musina direct 483-0404 or Lauren Meadows 223-0372. VENETIAN GOLF & RIVER CLUB! 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2car garage plus Den. Gorgeous condo With Lake View on a Private Street. #N5782324 $ 229,900 Call Ron & Maggy Dressel direct: 941-270-7363. VENETIAN GOLF & RIVER CLUB! 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2car garage plus Den and extended Lanai on a Cul-de-Sac street with Lake View. #N5780899. $279,000 Call Ron & Maggy Dressel direct: 941-270-7363. GROVE CITY! Beautiful condo in Forest Park located close to community clubhouse, Pool, Shuffleboard and Tennis Courts. On site boat storage area. Dont miss your opportunity to live in Grove City. Boat/Trailer storage for owners. #N5781925 $ 125,000. Call Charlie DDonnell direct 941-416-7061. We still have Seasonal Rentals Available! Please call us for an updated list 2964805 27205 Jones Loop Rd. Punta Gorda, FL 33982 mikecook01@comcast.net Exit 161 I-75 South 941-356-5308 Nature Trails An Adult Community $89,875. PICTURE THIS VIEW FROM YOUR NEW HOME! Custom Jacobsen, 1300 sq. ft., 2BR, plus office, scenic, lanai. All residential, drywall, 5 appliances, full warranty, great garden lot! Call Mike 941-356-5308. www.riversideoaksflorida.com ONLY $59,900. PERGO OVERSIZED LOT Private, lanai, 3 bedrooms, immaculate, 1450 sq. ft. Call Mike 941-356-5308. www.riversideoaksflorida.com Retirement Community Retirement Community $64,900 CORNER LOT Updated -98 Palm Harbor Call Mike Today 941-356-5308 or www.riversideoaksflorida.com OVERSIZED LOT $49,900 Completely Furnished Call Mike Today 941-356-5308 or www.riversideoaksflorida.com $39,995 Just bring your toothbrush! Clean/ furnished 2 bedroom, 2 baths. Call Mike Today 941-356-5308 www.riversideoaksflorida.com C-32 December 9, 2013

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2967783 THIS SPECIAL PURCHASE DUAL RECLINING SOFA IN 100% MICROFIBERS features a drop down table with 2 cup holders. Style, comfort and value are the words here. Do not miss this opportunity to save big! 100% Microfiber Dual Reclining Sofa $ 499 December 9, 2013 C-33

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941-544-6914 www.annsellsvenice.com 2964173 annwacholder@comcast.net W EST C OAST R EALTY of Venice, LLC Charming south Venice 2 bedroom 2 bath home built in 2002.Tile floors and cathedral ceilings offered at $149,000 SOUTH VENICE Ann Wacholder ESTATE LIVING AT ITS BEST! This meticulous and spacious custom-built 5,200+ sq ft pool home sits on nearly 4 acres surrounded by majestic mossdraped oaks. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3 half-baths, and a pool with separate BBQ area make this home perfectly suited for entertaining! Extra features include a 220 SF private office as well as a separate 1520 SF warehouse with a 126 SF workshop, perfect for a home-based business! Looking for privacy? The property is covered with mature landscaping and completely fenced with a private gated entry, yet located only a few minutes to Highway I-75, shopping, downtown Venice and area beaches. Offered at $359,900 Call me to view these or any property listed for sale. Inventory is low, we need listings. If you are thinking of selling call me 2964163 Tom Battisto Broker Associate 1314 East Venice Avenue tbattisto@verizon.net 941-408-3454 FOXWOOD 2BR, 2BA, 2 car garage 1453 SF villa, updated w/ impact glass windows, plantation shutters, newer A/C, appliances, paint & carpeting. Kitchen has wood cabinets, Corian counters & tile on the diagonal. 55+ community with great facilities & amenities. $155,000 JACARANDA WEST 3BR Pool home on small cul-de-sac. Over 2100SF w/spacious living room & huge family room, including wet bar & stone fireplace. Formal DR, dinette & breakfast bar. Re-piped, A/C replaced in 2010 & exterior repainted in 2013. Oversized 2car garage w/workbench & wall of storage cabinets. $199,900. REMAX 100% Club, 5 Star Realtor, Womens Council of Realtor Multimillion Dollar Club, CDPE (Cer tified Distressed Property Expert) We also do Property Management for all your Annual & Vacation Rental Needs! www.patstetson.com 1314 E. Venice Ave. S-B Venice, FL 34285 Pat Stetson 941-475-7603 2 964146 If You would Like a SOLD Sign At Your Home, List With Pat Stetson 4 BR/3BA, LUSH LAVISH LANDSCAPING. 2800 sqft pool home. Upgraded w/custom decor of the finest quality. Roman shower w/custom stained glass wall & dual sinks in master bath. Oversized walk in storage clos et, double pantries & extra cupboards. 3rd bath directly off pool & 4th bedroom. Gated community has a large cl ubhouse w/many amenities. $449,000 REDUCED EXCEPTIONAL 3BD/2BA home w/all the upgrades, granite counters in kitchens/baths, wood cabinets, diagonal tile, high volume ceilings, over sized cage patio added. Community Clubhouse one block away w/ RESORT POOL, spa, and more! $189,900 4BR/3BA, formal living/dining & expansive family room w/breakfast area overlooking pool. Window treatments & upgraded lighting thruout. New accordian hurricane shutters. Freshly landscaped. New window treatments. $417,000 STONEYBROOK FABULOUS HOME HAS all the upgrades. New highly upgraded granite counters in kitchen & baths. Tile thru-out. Wired for whole house generator. Custom Pool with fabulous lake view. 3BR/2BA w/separate den. Impecc able condition. $335,000 VENETIA GATED ESTATE SABAL TRACE TURN KEY FURNISHED delightful 2 Br/3Br villa. Gracious decor throughout. Just like new impeccable condition. Location, condition and affordable have a look at this delightful unit! $175,000 VENETIA GATED ESTATE STONEYBROOK C-34 December 9, 2013

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*Based on information from the My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service Inc. for the period Jan 1995 through 11/1/13. **Based on Sales Volume for 2012 from MLS .This information may or may not include all listed expire d, withdrawn, pending or sold properties of one or more members of the My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service! Own ed & Operated by NRT LLC. Coldwell Bankers #1 Agent in Venice 15 years. For Virtual Tours www.lueanne.com #1 AGENT IN VENICE FOR 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 & 2010 #1 AGENT IN VENICE FOR 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 & 2010 #1 AGENT IN VENICE FOR 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 & 2010 24-Hr. Cellular (941) 483-1663 24-Hr. Cellular (941) 483-1663 24-Hr. Cellular (941) 483-1663 Email: lueanne wd@cs. com Email: lueanne wd@cs. com Email:lueannewd@cs.com 331 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 IN 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 2 nd floor. $450,000 2964134 RARE 3 BEDROOM CONDOMINIUM ISLAND OF VENICE ISLAND OF VENICE 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. 4BD/2.5BA, State of the art kitchen with European Poggen Pohl cabinets & design. Sub zero refrigerator, Viking 4-burner/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 charm crown molding with wrought iron gates to hallway. Spectacular chandelier. Original tile flooring. Lush tropical landscaping with backyard pool and privacy. Truly one of a kind. $1,395,000 3BD/3BA. F antastic M odern kitchen with Granite and upscale appliances. Updated baths. Large screened Lanai overlooking a spacious dock. Pool. A legal separate apartment with private Entrance. One canal South of the Jetties so the Gulf is accessible in 5 minutes. Ready to move into now. $899,000 WATERFRONT ON THE ISLAND OF VENICE CHESTNUT CREEK CHARMING ISLAND OF VENICE COTTAGE 2 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS in a split plan. Cosy Living Room with fireplace. Galley kitchen with Breakfast Bar and modern appliances. Bright and cheerful Sun Room with view of Garden. Set deep in a large 80x150 ft lot with lots of room for pool. Short distance to the beach or downtown. $299,000 OUTSTANDING 3BD/2BA PATIO HOME. Spacious 2,200 ft former model in immaculate condition. Fireplace. Has been re-plumbed & all windows are high impact. View of small lake. Quiet mature neighborhood. Community pool. Convenient shopping & access to I-75. $274,900 UNIQUE COMPLEX of only ten units located in Golden Beach. Top floor corner unit has oversized balcony overlooking lush tropical grounds & awesome gulf. Vaulted ceilings, state of the art kitchen. 2 BD, 2 1/2 BA. Laundry in the unit. Turnkey furnished w/stunning designer touches throughout. It is elevator serviced. $985,000 A LIKE NEW HOME IN A CENTRAL ISLAND OF VENICE LOCATION. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths plus a den or home office. A complete remodel with new kitchen with G ranite and stainless appliances. N ew AC and roof. N ew fixtures in bath rooms. C harming living room with fireplace. W ood and C eramic floors. S pacious 75 x 125 ft lot with room for pool. $495,000 FORMER END CORNER UNIT MODEL unit set in a park like setting. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths has many upgrades throughout. L ight and bright in a split plan. O versized L aundry, H obby R oom or H ome O ffice.. M akes maximum use of space. W ater view from the enclosed screened balcony. U nder building parking and pets are allowed. $274,900 LOVELY 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Island of Venice condominium. Fully furnished and ready for new owners. Excellent rental history. Tiny view of the j ettys. Enclosed balcony. Bright and cheerful. Secure building with elevator service. Attractive secure pool area on the beach. Live near Club, Crows Nest and Downtown. $239,900 NEED LIS TINGS! INVENTOR Y IS IN DEM AND!! NEED LIS TINGS! INVENTOR Y IS IN DEM AND!! NEED LISTINGS! INVENTORY IS IN DEMAND!! ISLAND OF VENICE CONDO SHORT WALK TO BEACH OR DOWNTOWN ISLAND OF VENICE ESTATE OPPORTUNITY UNIQUE ISLAND OF VENICE HOME RECENT COMPLETE RENOVATION roof to floors. 2BD and a den that could be a bedroom with the addition of closet. New wiring, plumbing & high impact windows. Filtered A/C system & On Demand hot water. Lovely covered lanai w/spa. Convenient location across from park. $474,900 KEY WEST STYLE HOME in lovely rural WATERFRONT setting. Main living 2nd fl. 3BD/2.5BA w/modern expansive kitchen, living room w/ fireplace. A loft area w/ sun deck & access to widows 2019s walk & spectacular views of Intracoastal. 100 ft to waterfr ont that is shallow boat friendly for canoes/kayaks. Tandem 2 car garage + under bldg parking. Quiet dead end street. Short distance to public beach on Gulf or boat launching area. $495,000 BEACH COTTAGE in immaculate move in condition. 2BD/1BA with over $87,000 in upgrades. Oversized 80x177 lot provides room for additions or pool. Public golf course and doggie beach area. Wonderful location just 1/2 block to private beach access on Island of Venice. $424,900 ENGLEWOOD WATERFRONT ISLAND OF VENICE LISTED & LISTED & LISTED & PENDING BY PENDING BY PENDING BY LUEANNE LUEANNE LUEANNE LISTED & LISTED & LISTED & PENDING BY PENDING BY PENDING BY LUEANNE LUEANNE LUEANNE December 9, 2013 C-35

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2964142 SELLING Sarasota County! Venice: 307 W. Venice Ave., 34285 Sarasota: 1312 Main St., 34236 St. Armands Circle: 500 John Ringling Blvd., 34236 Osprey: 412 S. Tamiami Trail, 34229 Lakewood Ranch: 8215 Natures Way #109 34202 941-929-9090 www.PlatinumRealtyFlorida.com Fax 941-929-9191 Toll Free 1-888-540-SOLD(7653) CARIBBEAN VILLAS $92,000 N5781826 Freshly painted 2/2 villa has hurricane shutters or clear panels for the entire unit. New tile floors in entry hall, kitchen, dining room, both baths and guest bedroom. Entire unit re-plumbed. Priced low and only minutes to the beach! Maia Morrison 941.266.2049 SIESTA KEY $324,900 A3979027 Free standing villa totally redone inside. All 18 tile floors, on the diagonal, granite counters, newer cabinets, breakfast bar, newer baths w/ walk-in showers. Guest bath handicap accessible. Hurricane windows in 2010. New A/C in 2008. Paige Hartmann 941.544.6929 Diane Mahoney 941-275-3298 N5782160 $82,000 GREAT PRICE This unique & completely renovated home has it all. New Carrier A/C, all new duct work, new doors, automatic garage door opener, new roof, all freshly painted. Screened in lanai surrounded by freshly planted trees and shr ubs. N5782253 $250,000 Maia Morrison 941.266.2049 JACARANDA 4/2 w/huge list of upgrades: Baths w/ granite, ceramic tile. Kitchen w/wood cabs, ss appls, convection microwave, double convection ovens, island cooktop w/5 burners. All new hurricane rated windows. 200 amp service. Whole home generator w/propane. Paige Hartmann 941.544.6929 A3986665 $675,000 Enjoy sunsets year round and be entertained by boat traffic and dolphins overlooking 800 ft. of white sand beach.Meticulously maintained fully turnkey furnished 2/2 1,282 sf condo. Tiled floors throughout. Neutral colors await your personal style. 2ND FLOOR FULL GULF VIEW A3987200 $349,900 Zack Kaplan 941-321-6796 Maia Morrison 941.266.2049 Sandi Tresh 941.586.1218 Sandra Adkins-Pertz 941.587-3464 Sandi Tresh 941.586.1218 N5780804 $235,000 $289,900 N5782361 $114,900 N5782442 $425,000 N5782163 $169,900 N5782309 $234,900 N5781888 Joe Hayden 941.321.2964 LAKEWOOD RANCH VENICE GARDENS ENGLEWOOD ISLES CYPRESS FALLS WATERSIDE VILLAGE SHORE OAKS CAPRI ISLES Ann Keohan 941.441.6867 You must see this walled private 25 x 46 pool and patio area with dolphin fountain. Perfect for those who value their privacy. Kitchen and both baths updated as well as a new roof and air conditioner with duct work too! Tile throughout! Large, airy, recently remodeled 3/2 Executive Style waterfront pool home on prestigious Palm Aire Golf course. Enjoy amazing views of your private swimming pool, freshwater canal, and Golf Course. Near University Town Center (coming soon) & SRQ 4/3/2 1,909 sf home just completed this spring has all the bells and whistles. Granite cntrs, SS appl, scrnd lanai w/ preserve view, tile roof, paver drive and all in a fabulous 55+ adult resort community w/heated pool, spa and loads of activities. Pristine 2/2 unit w/private view of the pond, plus an oversized lanai & patio. Kitchen is a dream to cook in, w/raised panel cabs, quartz counters & glass tile.Living/dining has new high end laminate floor. Walls have been freshly painted thru out. Former model home, tastefully updated in a small gated community west of US-41. 3/ 2 + den home is over 2,500 sf. High ceilings, decorative pillars, tray ceilings, Palladian windows, plantation shutters & 3 sets of sliders to the lanai. Kitchen is a cooks dream! Granite, SS appls & island. F IRST FLOOR END UNIT. Light bright extra windows in this well cared for 2/2 condo. Comes completely turnkey furnished. Large master bedroom, walk-in closet, wet bar, washer/dryer in unit and covered parking.Close to shopping, dining & beaches Fabulous 3/2 pool home.. Recently installed tile flooring, recently painted inside & out. New appliances, A/C June 2013, New tile roof Oct 2013. Large eatin kitchen + a formal dining room, split plan design. Very large master bath w/soaking tub C-36 December 9, 2013

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W ednesday, December 11, 2013ads.yoursun.netE/N/C/V The Sun Classified Page 7 DUPLEXES FOR RENT1300 CAPEHAZE Triplex 2/2 Pool, Lanai, $735/mo includes water. 440-983-0024 PUNTA GORDA Large, clean 2/1 w/carport, No Dogs $700 mo includes water. $1400 to move in 941-740-0491 PUTCLASSFIEDS TO WORK FOR YOU! FIND AJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! VENICE 2/1 Screened porch, carport, on lake. $800/mo By appt. only 941-474-6866 APARTMENTS FOR RENT1320 NOW ACCEPTING WAITINGLIST APPLICATIONS941-473-0450 HERON COVE APTS 2BR/2BA$825/MO STUDIO APTS Income-Based Housing for those 62+ or HCA Requirements. 941-6242266. Limited availability. Restrictions Apply. TTY:1-800-955-8771 EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY PORT CHARLOTTE VILLA SAN CARLOS II AFFORDABLE Income Based Apartments for 62 or Older Income Limits Apply Call 941-624-4404TTY-1-800-955-8771 VENICE CLUBSIDE APTS. 1 Bedrooms Available. $375Move-in Fee.Call 941-488-7766. V enice Studio & 1 Bedroom Accepting Section 8 Vouchers 941-488-7766 VILLA SAN CARLOS 2550 Easy Street Income based 62+ or needing features of accessible unit. Restrictions Apply. 941-624-2266 TTY-1-800-955-8771 EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY WILLOW CREEK Affordable 55+ community tucked away in North Port. Pool, Activity Room, Fitness Center, Restricted Access Entries. Great Specials on 1BR & 2BR Apartments. Small Pet Friendly. Call us Today for a To ur of our Community! 941-429-2402 EFFICIENCIES FOR RENT1350 HARBOUR HEIGHTS close to river, newly renovated efficiencies w cable & internet, SunnybrookMotel 941-625-6400 ROOMS FOR RENT1360 PORT CHARLOTTE ROOM full house privileges, priv. bath. $125 week. 941-855-0566. PORTCHARLOTTE, Clean & Quiet Furn. Room Single Working Man $140wk+Dep 941-626-2832 SOUTH VENICE on Bus line, clean, quiet, w/d, $480 with ult. 941-496-8655 HOMES FOR RENT1210 ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALSCall The Pineapple Girls 941-473-0333Pineapple Gulf Prop. Mgmt. 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NO PETS, F/L/SD. $650$750, 865-809-7710 PUNTA GORDA Partially Furn. 2/2, 1st flr, tile & carpet, on 10 acre lake. $700/mo water incl 319-290-3309 (Cell) MANUFACTURED HOMES FOR SALE1095 ARCADIA, Nearly New 3BR/2BA Manufactured Home on 1/2 Acre. Financing Available! Prestige Homes, Punta Gorda 941-637-1122 PUNTA GORDACompletely Remodeled 2BD/2BA/CP. Large Raised Florida Room, Utility Room & Lake View! $29,900. Call Greg 941-626-7829 Punta Gorda. 3 Bedroom. Immaculate. Pergo. 1500 sqft. Private Lanai with Serene View!$59,900Riverside Oaks WHEREWELEFTTHETREES Call Mike 941-356-5308www.riversideoaksflorida.com SETTLE ESTATE $34,995IMMACULATE ADULT COMMUNITY. Immediate possession. Conveniently located near town. Immaculate all drywall 2/2 sectional. All new & updated.Call Mike 941-356-5308 www.riversideoaksflorida.com HOMES FOR RENT1210 1Bed/2Bath Duplex $700. Monthly/Seasonal. All Utilities Included Cable, Lawn Care, Large Pool, Jacuzzi, Boat-lift & Washer/Dryer 1st, & Deposit (941) 249-0423 P UNT A G ORD A 3/2/2 ALLTILE, $950 3/2/2 W/DENINDEEPCREEK$1075N OR TH P OR T 3/2/2 NEWFLOORING, $1100 2/2/2 LARGE55+ GA TED$1250FULLPROPERTYLISTONLINEwww.almar-rentals.com941-627-1465 800-964-3095LETUSMANAGEYOURPROPERTY A A l l m m a a r r R R e e n n t t a a l l s s & & M M a a n n a a g g e e m m e e n n t t S S e e r r v v i i c c e e s s 3/2/2 Pool NP $995 3/2/2 lanai E. Eng $965 2/2/1 FL rm N Eng $895 2/2/lanai 55+Mobile $575W est Coast Property Mgmt 941-473-0718www.rentalsflorida.net A A N N N N U U A A L L R R E E N N T T A A L L S S Calusa SpringsNORTH PORT 4BR/2BA/2CAR GARAGE SINGLE FAMILY HOMES Starting at $1050/moBring your pets!Now Open Mon Fri 8-4 Evenings and Saturdays By appt. only (941) 613-1469 SECTION8 WELCOME ENGLEWOOD 3/2/Lg e W orkshop, Tile, N/S, Availabl e Jan 1st, Small Pets Only, $950/mo 941-662-0926 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR SALE1040 To Advertise in The Showcase of Homes Please Call 866-463-1638 or Email; special@sunnewspapers.net VENICEGREAT LOCATION! 2/2 with 2 Carport. Single floor villa, tile & laminated floor throughout, 10 x 30 Four Seasons lanai, community pool & dock. Surrounded by Curry Creek Preserve near Legacy Trail. 1953 Sattlement Rd. FSBO $59,500 941-488-7614 MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1090 P ALM HARBOR HOMESMODULAR & STILT HOMESFactory Direct/Save $25k of list price!!! Call John L yons for details 1-800-622-2832 ext 210 PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2 $25,900! Priced Below Mkt For Immediate Sale! No pets, Adult Community. Fishing Pier On Charlotte Harbor. Immaculate & updated 2/2 double. Better hurry & call Mike @ 941-356-5308 PORT CHARLOTTE55+ Maple Leaf! Estates! 2/2/CP in Gated Golf Course Community! Open Floor Plan. Amenities Galore!! $69,900. Sue Ellen Fumich, 941-276-2894 Coldwell Banker Morris Realty, Inc REDUCED! VENICE RANCH M.H.E.Community is being Renovated! Lot rental community 12x46 2BR/1BA,furnished, asking $3,500 24x32 2BR/1BA,unfurnished, new appliances, asking $5,300. Others to choose from. W ALKING DISTANCE TO PUBLIX & CVS 55+ comm.No pets Call Jane 941-488-5672 www.VeniceRanch.com MANUFACTURED HOMES FOR SALE1095 PUNTA GORDA RIVERSIDE! $39,995 2/2, FURNISHED. UPDATED & VERY CLEAN! Call Mike, 941-356-5308 www.riversideoaksflorida.com A Bargain Hunters Delight Check the Classifieds First! 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Partial Harbor View. 2nd Building From Harbor! Walk to Fisherman`s Village $419,000. Elaine Martin, Fisherman`s V illage Realty. 941-661-4800 PUNTAGORDA ISLES, FURNISHEDTURNKEY W aterfront Condo 2 Bed/2 Bath Updated Kitchen. Low Condo Fees $120,000Deb Sestilio 941-391-1873 Fisherman's Village Realty WA TERFRONT HOMES 1030 PUNTA GORDA WATERFRT, 2 Triplexes (6apts). Dock on basin. Min. to harbor, Furn, r ented. Must see. Immaculate. $3600/mo income. $299,000 FSBO, No Realtors. 941-626-9652 GOLFCOURSE COMMUNITY1035 55+ Active Community Affordable Manufactured Homes!!! 1 Year FREEGolf Membership With New Home Purchase! Call Ted @ 800-538-2590 for details or please visit our websitewww .ar cadia villa g e .com LAKE SUZY 12981 Kingsway Circle 4/2/2 POOLw/ Hot Tub! Outside Kitchen Located on the 15th Hole! MUSTSEE! MLS#C7048624 $295,500. $289,950. Linda 941-457-7245 or Jill Brouwer 941-276-4459 Jill Brouwer Realty REDUCED! LAKE SUZY3/2/3 12539 SW KINGSWAY CIR. Newer S/S Appliances, Granite Countertops, All Tile except one guest bdrm, walk in closets in master bdrm, beautiful view of Kingsway Country Club on 17th Fairway, oversize garage, New pool screen. Jill Brouwer Realty, Jill Brouwer 941-766-1606 or 941-276-4459 or Call Linda 941-457-7245 LAKE SUZY Exec. Home. Golf Course & Lake View. 3/2.5/2, Updated Kitchen. Metal Roof, Shutters, Workshop. 4237 sf. w/ Addl Buildable Lot! Must See! $399,000. $379,000. Lolly Lopinski, South East Realty (941)-628-0941 REDUCED! 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