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Bad record set most manatee deaths


By STEVE REILLY
STAFF WRITER
Manatees are dying in record
numbers this year.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission reports
that 796 manatees died from
January to Dec. 6 of this year. The
previous record was 766 manatee
mortalities for the entire year in


2010, primarily from winter cold
stress. In 2012, the FWC reported
392 manatee mortalities for the
entire year.
In Sarasota County waters, the
FWC reported 20 manatee deaths,
32 in Charlotte County and 274 in
Lee County waters.
The toxic red tide algae Karenia
brevis in Southwest Florida and a
mystery cause in Brevard County


waters account for the majority of
deaths this year.
FWC reports 168 confirmed
manatee deaths due to red tide
and another 108 deaths are
suspected to be caused by red
tide. Of those deaths, 13 manatees
died from red tide in Lemon Bay,
another 14 in Charlotte Harbor,
MANATEES 17


SUN FILE PHOTO
Manatee deaths have
reached a record
high this year with
796 deaths in Florida
between January and
Dec. 6, according to
the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission.


Quite the Journey



From





snake ...



wrangler




... to Venice's orchid man


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Dusty Crum's new West Venice Avenue
store, Orchid Envy, is as perfect a fit for
Venice as it is for Crum.
As a barefoot little boy in Sarasota, Crum
would bring wild things home to his moth-
er, Cheri Denning. The wild things included
animals, plants and yes snakes. In fact,
he recently finished second in the state
contest to see who could catch the most
pythons in the Florida Everglades.
"I was just a kid," he said of growing up in
Sarasota. "My grandma had a green thumb.
I think that's where I get it from. I learned
by experience in the outdoors."
"It" and his partner, Natalee McKinney,
transformed Crum into an orchid grower
with greenhouses in Myakka City and a
large wholesale business.
"She is really the one who got me into
orchids," he said.
While filling orders for florists and garden
centers, Crum realized that Venice was
a market that has possibilities. Fender's
Orchids on EastVenice Avenue closed
several years ago when its owners retired.
Venice also has better surf than Sarasota,
according to the man who used to visit the
Venice beaches as a kid.
"What better location than Venice
Avenue?" he asked. "This is the first new
business at this location in 50 years."
(In the Polk Directory, the Cameo Beauty
Salon and Steve's Sub Shop were listed at
that address.)
Lease in hand, Crum set about building
his shop and creating the right background
for his orchids and the artwork, pottery,
soaps, candles, bags and jewelry he would
sell. He created shelves from rough-cut
lumber and fit a large-sized cypress tree
into the corner of an L-shaped sales count-
er cut from thick stone. The fit is as perfect
as if the tree had somehow grown through
the rock.
"I don't want to thr n
buy from China," heIf there is any
said. "I want to buy something da
local and support to add some exci
the local economy."
One of the locals
is Englewood artist Dus
Rita Schw ab w ho ............................................
fashions masks and other wall art from
palm bark. Although he has his own green-
houses, he buys other varieties from other
growers at Myakka City.
Crum also sells handbags and clutches
by Lodis, a company featured at Saks and
Nordstrom; hand-woven precious metal
jewelry by Nikki Sedacco for the biker
crowd. Orchid fans should like the prices
which begin at about $10 for a small bloom-
ing orchid. A giant orchid collection in a


Good morning,
Gondolier Sun
subscriber
Jane Bell


SUN PHOTOS BY KIM COOL


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Orchid Envy proprietor Dusty Crum with a large orchid plant that is nearly in full bloom.
large ceramic pot was priced at $140 but
marked down to 50 percent off.
'As the orchids open, I reduce the price,"
he said. "Orchids are among the longest
lasting flowers. Even when all the blooms
are open, they will
last three months."
chance I can do As for the snakes,
igerous, I will Crum and his
ement to my life." team managed to
catch five giant
Burmese pythons
Crum in the Everglades
............................................ last January in the
state's organized python hunt. The team
placed second and was photographed for a
National Geographic special on the hunt.
"I'm just an outdoor person. If there is
any chance I can do something dangerous,
I will to add some excitement to my life. You
can watch TV or you can get out and do it
yourself."
As for the over-abundance of pythons Dusty Crum stands next to a large


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1 dead,

4 hurt in

boat crash
By IAN ROSS
STAFF WRITER
A Kansas man died
Monday from injuries he
sustained Sunday when
his personal watercraft
collided with a boat on
Lemon Bay, according
to Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission officials.
FWC spokesman
Gary Morse confirmed
Monday afternoon that
Lee Hollis, 54, passed
away Monday morning.
In an email statement,
Morse said the FWC
suspects alcohol was a
factor in the crash. Morse
declined to specify who
is suspected to have been
drinking at the time of
the accident.
A report by the FWC
stated that around
4:30 p.m. on Sunday,
a 21-foot 2012 Nautic
Star motor boat and a
10-foot 2006 Bombardier
personal watercraft col-
lided near Stump Pass.
According to the report,
four people were aboard
the motor boat, which
was captained by Bruce
Vilardi, 43.
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Loveland

gets money

for homes

By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR
Christmas came
early for supporters of the
Loveland Center, a place
where adults with devel-
opmental disabilities can
learn and play during the
day.
The center announced
recently it was one of
three agencies to be
selected by the Florida
Finance Corporation
Board to move forward
with the credit under-
writing process to fund
a multi-million dollar
housing project. The
underwriting process is
essentially a two-week
financial evaluation and
review.
If Loveland is approved,
the nonprofit will be
eligible for $4,775,000
to finance its dream
- building specialty
housing for its clients.
"With this news, we
want to announce the
kickoff of a $13 million
capital campaign called
'Loveland Village:
Building a Home Where
the Heart Is,'" said Jim
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Oversight leads to master parks plan


By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

The city of Venice is
moving forward with a
plan that would make
at least two of its parks
legal, so to speak, and in
compliance with the city's
legally required compre-
hensive plan.
Pinebrook Park and
Maxine Barrett Park on
the Gulf don't have legal
descriptions written into
the city code and don't
technically exist.
Maxine Barrett Park is
part of Brohard Beach,
while Pinebrook Park
is actually part of the
Wellfield Sports complex.
A master parks plan
will resolve those issues,
clarify myriad uses, and
define what's allowed
in some parks but not
others.
A small controversy
developed over Pinebrook
Park when residents
objected to Venice


Challenger Baseball's
proposal to build ball
fields for disabled kids on
an unused portion of the
Pinebrook nature trail.
Residents objected and
city council eventually
directed the Pinebrook
Park portion of Wellfield
Park be restricted to
passive open space use,
with limited man-made
activities and structures.
There was some
concern a referendum
might be required to keep
Pinebrook Park a con-
servation area, but City
Attorney David Persson
said that's not the case.
Whether the conserva-
tion area is established
through a master parks
plan or a rezone of the
property, a referendum
won't be necessary, he
opined.
"Merely restricting the
type of park use allowed
within a public park
does not, in my view,
trigger the necessity of


SUN PHOTOS
BY GREG GILES


Theo Guidotti, from Brooklyn,
N.Y., takes a dip in the inter-
active fountain the day before
Christmas in Venice's
Centennial Park.

a referendum," Persson
said in a memo to city
council. "No further
council action is neces-
sary to effectuate that
directive regardless of
whether council chooses
to direct the master plan
for the park system to be
developed or proceeds to


rezone the property (to
'open use')."
While doing the
research on city laws,
policymakers discovered
the city is required to
have a master plan, but
didn't.
"The inability to get the
information we needed
when things were going
back and forth a year and
a half ago on Pinebrook
Park, that's where we first
dug out that we were sup-
posed to have a master
parks plan and we didn't,"
Mayor John Holic said.
"Instead of doing it
piecemeal, if we have
everything in one place,
hopefully we don't have
that problem again of (not
knowing) what can be
done in a particular park."
The Parks and
Recreation Advisory
Board also expressed
frustration with the lack
of a master plan as it
considered numerous
changes, like which


Centennial Park's interactive fountain.


parks should be deemed
pet-friendly.
The constant barrage of
questions aimed at staff
about which parks are
maintained by the city,
and which city owned
parks are maintained
by the county, and what
those duties and park
maintenance require-
ments are, also contrib-
uted to the need for a
comprehensive plan.


"It's a huge undertak-
ing," Holic said. "With
more than 30 parks in
the city and really no
single source to go to
(determine) here are all
the parks and their main
uses, every time a ques-
tion comes up it takes a
lot of additional research.
Hopefully this will end
that."
Email: ggiles@vewnicegondolier.com


Venice felon faces federal gun indictment


By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR
The U.S. Attorney's
Office has returned a
federal grand jury indict-
ment against Gregory S.
McPeek, of Venice, for
being a felon in posses-
sion of a firearm.
In July, the Venice
Police Department re-
ceived a report of a stolen
firearm from McPeek's fa-
ther. McPeek
was arrested
in August
on felony
charges of
grand theft
of a firearm,
W dealing
MCPEEK in stolen


property and possession
of a firearm by a con-
victed felon after it was
learned he took a .45
caliber handgun from his
father's home.
The father reported the
theft of the firearm to the
Venice Police Department
after repeated attempts to
get it back.
The father had fired
the son from his moving
company a few weeks
earlier and only learned
the firearm was missing
through text messages
and photos of the gun
on a company phone the
son used while employed.
McPeek was trying to sell
the gun for $120.
Fearing his father


would turn him in,
McPeek tracked down
the man who had pur-
chased the gun, bought
it back and placed it
under the seat of his
father's work truck. He
told the man to lie to
police and say he never
sold him the handgun.
McPeek, 43, then
contacted another family
member and told the
person where his father
could find the gun.
Detectives were listening
to the conversation while
at the father's residence.
In 1992, McPeek was
arrested in Massachusetts
on a felony break-
ing-and-entering charge.
He was convicted and


sentenced to six-10 years
in prison. The conviction
prevents McPeek from
owning or possessing a
firearm.
After the latest arrest,
Venice Police detectives
and the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives
(BATFE) continued the
investigation in pursuit of
federal firearms charges.
As a result of their
efforts, a federal in-
dictment was returned
Dec. 3. McPeek was taken
into federal custody by
Venice Police detectives
and the BATFE on Dec. 11
and remanded to the U.S.
Marshal in Tampa.
If convicted, McPeek


faces a maximum penalty
of 10 years in federal
prison for defendants
with three or more prior
violent felony convic-
tions. With this sentence
there is no parole in the
federal system. In addi-
tion to significant prison
time, federal prosecution
results in a heightened
level of supervision under
federal probation when
released.
This case qualifies
for federal prosecution
due to McPeek's exten-
sive criminal history
in Massachusetts and
the city of Venice, said
Venice Police Chief Tom
McNulty.
"The Venice Police


Department considers
this a significant arrest
to remove a known
violent felon from the
community to ensure the
safety and security of our
citizens," McNulty said in
a press statement.
In 2012, charges were
dropped against McPeek
in another case involving
burglary and an assault.

McPeek has been
arrested or cited 14 times
by law enforcement in
Sarasota County since
2005, many related
to DUIs and driving
while his license was
suspended.
Email: ggiles@venicegondolier.com


Running & raising SKY Academy

Students at SKY Academy have been busy
lately, first participating in a fun run, then
raising money to help buy bikes for those
who cannot afford them.
In the"Frigid 2-Mile Fun Run,"50 SKY
Academy students (pictured at left) partici-
pated after school on Friday, Dec. 13. Almost
all students made progress in their running
times since the first fun run that took place
in October. Prizes and awards were distrib-
uted to the students who made the most
progress.
In their fundraiser event, SKY Academy
students worked in coordination with the
Leblanc family to raise money for local
preschool and elementary kids who are
in need. SKY Academy students were able
to raise $1,200, while local businesses
added an additional $600 to go toward the
purchasing of children's bikes. In the photo
at right, Principal Steve Smith and the
Leblanc family are pictured with the funds
raised to purchase the bicycles. PHOTOS SUBMITTED


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FROM PAGE 1

The report stated both
the personal watercraft
and the boat were
headed south on the
Intracoastal Waterway
toward Stump Pass. The
personal watercraft was
passing the boat on
its right side. The boat
turned right to enter the
pass and the two vehicles
collided.
After the collision, a
sailboat operator helped
rescue the injured and
brought them to Stump
Pass Marina on Maryland
Avenue in Englewood.
"We heard the noise
and saw the people out
in the water," Darel "Big
Daddy" Burns, who was
working at the Stump
Pass Marina bait shop
on Sunday, said Monday.
"There happened to be
a big sailboat, (which)
made a quick left and
started throwing ropes
and life jackets."
"It was gruesome," said


Jeremy Redman, a forklift
operator at the marina.
"Prior to this I've only
ever seen someone lose a
fingertip ... it was un-
imaginable unless you've
seen it."
Redman said the
sailboat first brought in
Hollis, and part of his leg
was amputated. "He had
lost quite a lot of blood.
When he came in (to
the marina), he was very
pale."
The sailboat operator
could not be reached for
comment Monday.
Charlotte County Fire/
EMS spokeswoman Dee
Hawkins-Garland said
Hollis was originally go-
ing to be airlifted to Blake
Memorial Hospital in
Bradenton, but went into
cardiac arrest, and had to
be airlifted to Englewood
Memorial Hospital first.
Once resuscitated, Hollis
was transferred to Blake
Memorial, she said.
According to Hawkins-
Garland, a woman aboard
the motor boat was
airlifted to Lee Memorial
Hospital with possible


chest trauma, and the Brian King, owner of
other boat passengers, Island Jet Ski Tours and
Vilardi, another man, and Rental at 1450 Beach
a 12-year-old boy, were Road, Englewood, which
brought to Englewood stores and maintains the
Memorial Hospital with Hollises' personal water-
minor injuries. According craft, said he was close to
to Morse, everyone on Hollis and his family. King
board was treated and re- said they are seasonal
leased from the hospital, residents from Kansas


who were familiar with
personal watercraft.
"They've been operat-
ing Jet Skis for years from


their vacation home (in
Englewood)," he said.


U.M


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HOMES
FROM PAGE 1
Woods, who is leading the
fundraising effort.
"Incredible," Woods
said. "This is a big deal
for Venice. Without it, we
couldn't do this project."
Plans call for three new
residential buildings with
a total of 42 apartments
that would house 90
clients, and caregivers
for those who need
them. The units would
range from one to four
bedrooms. All would have
kitchenettes. A clubhouse
for residents and com-
munity activities is also
planned.
Carl Penxa, Loveland
Center's president and
CEO, has been working
on the idea of unique
special housing for clients
for at least seven years.
"We're very excited
about this. It's definitely
going to be a big lift,"
Penxa said. "This is the
first generation of adults
(with disabilities) that
are going to outlive their
parents."
The unique housing,
Penxa said, will include
all self-contained


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013


apartments.
"It's not a group
home. It's very unique.
Something we found is
the people we're serving
- adults with develop-
mental disabilities like
to be around their friends
and still have their own
apartment. We think this
is the wave of the future.
This model is going to
be emulated in the state
and eventually around
the country," Penxa said.
"It provides a much more
effective service. Studies
show people feel health-
ier about themselves" in
this type of setting.
Residents will be able
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Penxa said.
Of the 127 clients
Loveland serves, around
45 have expressed an
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Woods said he's not
worried about filling the
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"There's been a lot
of interest expressed,"
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agencies who want to
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the community, from
Boca Grande to Manatee
County, will get involved."
Loveland Village would
be just another great idea
had it not been for the
tireless efforts of Sen.
Nancy Detert.
Penxa credited Sen.
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from a legal settlement
with the state redirected
toward the project.
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were unsuccessful, but
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release, "This is a dream
come true for those
who have been working
to make this project a
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benefit from the Loveland
Village."
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will offer a better quality
of life while ultimately


saving taxpayers money.
"Rather than to provide
government housing for
them, which is expensive
and not a good quality
of life, this vision the
Loveland Center has
come up with is so much
better."
It's believed taxpayers
would save more than
a million dollars a year
by reducing Medicaid
transportation alone.
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AVenice woman
refused to put on any
clothes after she was told
she was being arrested
for battery.
According to a Sarasota
County Sheriff's Office
report:
Frances Madden, 68,
was allegedly drinking
and harassing her hus-
band,' who
called 911
and asked
to have her
trespassed
from a
neighbor's
property.
When MADDEN
deputies
arrived at their home,
Madden got up from her
bed naked and became
belligerent, swearing at
deputies and her spouse.
The victim said the
couple began arguing
while in their car over
family matters. The ar-
gument escalated inside
the residence, where
she allegedly hit and
scratched the victim.
When asked to stand


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up and put some clothes
on, Madden refused.
When they attempted to
handcuff her, Madden fi-
nally agreed to put a robe
on, but nothing else.
Inside the patrol car,
Madden slipped the
handcuffs and put her feet
on the headliner of the
vehicle. She continued to
be verbally abusive all the
way to jail, calling depu-
ties and judges stupid and
uneducated hillbillies.
Madden, of 4200 block
of Tennyson Way, Venice,
was charged with battery
on a person 65 or older.
Bond was not available.

Beach club brawl
ends in knockout
An Osprey man, who
deputies were keeping an
eye on due to a prior alter-
cation at a club, was found
knocked out in an alley.


According to a Sarasota
County Sheriff's Office
report:
Two officers were
patrolling the area near
The Beach Club on Ocean
Boulevard
in Sarasota ^'

witnessed *
Hunter A
Elliott
Johnston,
23, punch
the man JOHNSTON
they were
keeping an eye on.
The victim fell back and
hit his head on the pave-
ment in an alley, causing
him to bleed from his
ears. Bystanders per-
formed CPR. The victim
was BayFlited to Blake
Medical Center where he
was listed in critical but
stable condition.
Johnston said the vic-
tim instigated a previous


altercation, but witnesses
didn't corroborate his
story.
Johnston, of the 100
block of Bayview Lane,
Osprey, was charged with
aggravated battery. Bond
was not available.

More charges
against former
band instructor
Two more charges
have been filed against a
former Venice High band
instructor previously
charged with lewd and
lascivious battery on a
ninth grader.
According to a Venice
Police Department
report:
Johnathan Daniel
Ranew, 18, 600 block
of Guild Drive, Venice
was arrested in October
after he inappropriately
touched a 14-year-old
while parked in aVenice
Regional Medical Center
parking lot.
On Dec. 20 two new
charges were added: two
counts possession of


obscene material depict-
ing child sex acts. Bond
was set at $50,000.
During the investiga-
tion, detectives say they
recovered evidence from
a cellphone confirming
the incident along with
other criminal acts.
Ranew was arrested
on Oct. 29 and during an
interview with detectives
he reportedly confessed
to numerous illegal activi-
ties with the girl.

The Sarasota County Sheriff's
Office reported the following
arrests:
Rebecca Dickman, 39, 700 block
of Matland St., Nokomis. Charge:
Ohio fugitive (original charge:
possession of morphine). Bond: none.
Zachary M. Johnson, 20, 3000
block of Sunset Beach Drive, Venice.
Charge: two counts each of larceny,
destroying evidence, and accessory to
a crime. Bond: $9,000.
Michael Terrence Day, 39, 600
block of Shore Road, Nokomis.
Probation violation (original charge:
driving while license suspended or
revoked). Bond: $2,500.
Brie Trenkle, 23,200 block of
Shell Road, Venice. Charge: Charlotte


County warrant (original charge:
violation of probation or parole).
Bond:$730.
Nicolas Joseph Adams, 33, 4800
block of Pompano Road, Venice.
Charge: possession of a controlled
substance (oxycodone), trespassing.
Bond: $12,500.
Vincent James Mazzucco, 28,
900 block of Kimbell Road, Venice.
Charge: disorderly intoxication,
resisting an officer without violence.
Bond:$620.
Kenneth Scott Haggerty, 50, 400
block of Cerromar Terrace, Venice.
Charge: DUI. Bond: $500.
Juanita Maria Pendell, 32,1300
block of Queen Road, Venice. Charge:
probation violation (original charge:
possession of a controlled substance).
Bond:none.
Joseph Edward Gervais, 57,
300 block of Palmetto Ave., Osprey.
Charge: possession of a controlled
substance without prescription
(hydromorphone, alprazolam), mari-
juana possession, narcotic equipment
possession. Bond: $4,000.
April A. Williams, 42,600 block
of Sarabay Road, Osprey. Charge: two
counts of petit larceny. Bond: $240.
Charles Timothy Bertorelli, 43,
600 block of Osceola Road, Nokomis.
Charge: operating a motorcycle
without a license. Bond: $250.


Groups work to improve homeless case management


By SCOTT LOCKWOOD
STAFF WRITER

On the heels of a
suggestion in Dr. Robert
Marbut's recent report on
homelessness in Sarasota
County, the Gulf Coast
Community Foundation
has brought in another
national expert to review
and help come up with a
master case management
system to streamline
services for the county's
homeless.
On a recommendation
from homeless expert
Marbut, the foundation
contacted Shaun Lee,
who visited with several
service organizations late
last week in the role of an
independent consultant
with expertise in mas-
ter case management
and the Homelessness
Management
Information System, or
HMIS.
Lee has experience
working with the home-
less and case manage-
ment in St. Louis and San
Antonio in Texas.
Jon Thaxton, the GCCF
director of Community
Investment, said a
private meeting hosted
by the foundation last
week with Lee had more


than 40 people who
provide services to the
homeless in attendance.
Lee discussed the two
main aspects of master
case management: the
actual personnel that
work with the homeless
and how they work with
their clientele; and the
HMIS, which is data
collection software used
to compile information
on the homeless.
Thaxton said discus-
sions have taken place
on improvements to the
HMIS, who is going to
be charged with owning
the system, and who
will be responsible for
real-time data input. One
of the main objectives of
the HMIS is to eliminate
duplicate counting and
data of the area's home-
less population.
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Sarasota YMCA
Schoolhouse Link
program director and
homeless liaison for
county schools, said the
meeting with Lee was
an overview of the work
he's done in San Antonio
and how things are done
there. She said that Lee is
going to come up with a
list of recommendations
on how to structure a
master case manage-
ment for the foundation.
"I'm sure it's going to
make the system of care
be a little better orga-
nized so that families
will have clear resources
and connection to those
resources," McLaughlin
said.
Charlotte County


HMIS administrator
Michael Overway also
met with Lee about
case management
coordinated processes
within the community -
something Overlay said
is already going on in
Charlotte. Overway said
that Charlotte County
has taken everyone that
is in their HMIS system
from agencies that
provide services and
standardized all of them
on a standard intake
system.
"The ideas that he
presented in the meeting
are definitely ideas that
all of the continuum of
care need to embrace,"
Overway said. "We
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how we're going to make
sure that our systems are
entirely client- centered.
As continuums of care
all around the state, we
haven't really done a
good job of that, and we
need to do better."
According to Thaxton,
Lee said he was im-
pressed with the existing
levels of cooperation of
the service providers in
the area.
"He said there is an
opportunity to do some
real pioneering work in
the field of homeless
case management, and
the grounds here are
fertile for that," Thaxton
said. "He thinks the
environment here is very


receptive to change and
improving the processes
that are already in place."
Lee could not be
reached for comment.
Marbut, a San
Antonio-based con-
sultant brought in by
the county and the city
of Sarasota which
both have committed
$500,000 to fight home-
lessness presented
his findings in a report
last month, including
that Englewood leads
the county in home-
less families, followed
closely by North Port and
Nokomis. According to
the report, there are 348
homeless families and
637 homeless children in
the county.


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Sunshine Boyz: From boutique to showroom


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

A downtown boutique
store has moved, expand-
ed and tripled in size to
a spacious showroom on
U.S. 41 in South Venice.
Following the fast
growth of their Sunshine
Boyz Island Store on
West Venice Avenue,
Daniel Charney and Brian
Corson needed to bring
in more new inventory
and they had no space.
Scouring the avail-
able local commercial
property inventory, they
found a home for their
new destination furniture
showroom, Sunshine
Boyz Island Store at 1950
S. Tamiami Trail across
from Dan's Fan City.
"It is almost three
times larger than our
boutique and ultimately
could be 17,000 square


feet, so we have brought
in seven new lines,"
Charney said. "We are
growing here in Venice
and trying to become the
number one furniture
store with our exclusive
product lines."
Keeping the contem-
porary coastal beach
furniture and Charney's
personal style, the
store will feature many
interpretations but
customers will never see
a completely matching
set. Trying to cater to a
lot of tastes, they offer
more quality designs
incorporating four or
five different lines into
a room a method
that has made them
successful.
"Our experience," he
said, "is a lot of people
coming to Venice want
their first home to be
beach inspired. We are


introducing the bright
colorful all handmade
furniture of Tradewinds
and new lines from
California's Brownstone.
For the leather enthu-
siast there is American
Leather's only, top grain
leather furniture and
Bernhardt beautiful
heirloom pieces."
Their boutique on the
Avenue brought a great
deal of attention, they
said, adding they now
have a new destina-
tion, "fashionable and
fantastic."
Two new designers, Bill
and Denise Bear, have
joined the team; they
were the very first couple
for whom Sunshine Boyz
designed their home.
They will be out and
about assisting customers
focusing on home interior
design.
Keeping the store very


well accessorized with at
any given time 100 choic-
es available for purchase
makes the shopping
experience complete.
These accessories
include lamps, framed
art, copper pelicans and
many knick-knacks ideal
to make any room setting
appealing.
"We have had a won-
derful opening. In less
than a week, our sales
doubled compared with
the previous year due
just to the location, drive-
by traffic and being open
until 7 p.m. every night
of the week when people
want to shop," Charney
said.
They have retained a
warehouse on Substation
Road at Seaboard
Industrial estate and re-
cently expanded it to hold
the additional inventory
for the store. Supportive


PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON
In the spacious new showroom, Brian Corson and Daniel
Charney, owners of Sunshine Boyz Island Store in South Venice,
hold "Dockside;' one of the unique copper pelicans.


of local businesses for
deliveries, they use Gator
Moving.
Enhancing their reputa-
tion as the home of the
copper pelicans, three
more have found won-
derful homes and only


10 remain, said Charney.
The artist, Frederick Spitt
of Nokomis, has passed
on so they are a unique
collector's item. There
are three in the store, and
seven are locked up tight
under security.


Green Apple Salon opens with full services for all ages


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST
"Our personalized
service and attention
to detail makes us a cut
above the rest," said
Megan Antonaras who
with her sister-in-law
Caitland Antonaras have
opened Green Apple
Salon & Spa at 101 Capri
Isles Boulevard, Unit 1,
next door to the Venice
police station.
They offer full salon
and spa services for
women, men and chil-
dren and have six hair,
two manicure and two
pedicure stations with
a massage facial room.
Services include cutting,
coloring, chemical,
straightening treatments,
perms, up do's, specialty
and corrective coloring.
Multi-licensed staff
provide natural and gel
nail services.
Megan Antonaras
was born in Germany
and raised in Sarasota.
Waitressing for five
years, she worked at
N'tino's restaurant at the
Rialto where she met
her husband. Attending


Cosmetology School,
she worked several years
at local salons before
deciding with her partner
there was an opportunity
to own their own salon.
They renovated the
location, installed new
equipment, stations,
sinks and more, have
three staff and are looking
to expand in the future.
Caitland Antonarus is
from Reading, Conn.,
schooled in Englewood
and in 2009 came to
Venice. An esthetician
and massage therapist
for nine years and stylist
for five years, she also
worked at N'tino's where
she married and with
her husband owns The
Washhouse Laundromat
at the Rialto. The salon
is open from 9 a.m.
Monday to Saturdays;
call 941-484-3993.

Police Academy
Course
Want to fire a police-
issued weapon, monitor
and use police radios,
operate a police vessel,
see a K-9 handler with
their canine on drug


"sniffs" and participate in
"mock" demonstrations?
Sign up for the Citizens
Police Academy.
The Venice Police
Department offers hands-
on and interactive scenar-
ios in the 11-week course
in February. Contact Lee
Lyons at 941-486-2444,
ext. 3265.

Welcome to Venice
Most cities outside
the United States have
aWelcome Center. In
Venice, we have aVisitor
Center provided and
funded entirely by the
Venice Area Chamber of
Commerce. This week,
read my report on the
many services provided,
including a big welcome
to tourists, snowbirds and
potential and existing
residents.

Go Behind
the Scenes
If you would like a
behind-the-scenes look at
the everyday operations
of local government
firsthand in Sarasota
County, apply before


Jan. 9 to Kaitlyn Johnston
at 941-861-5000. It is
an opportunity to see
county government op-
erations with the County
Commission, Public
Works, the Office of
Financial Management,
Emergency Management,
Communications and
more.
Staff members from
county departments
provide presentations,
conduct tours of county
facilities and answer
questions from the
participants. New activi-
ties this spring include a
guided tour of Phillippi
Estate Park as well as the
Sarasota County jail.

Weekday Specials
For discerning
shoppers, there are
specials each weekday
at the Elephant's Trunk
Thrift Store, 595 S.
Tamiami Trail. Here are
the specials: Mondays,
shoes and handbags 50
percent off; Tuesdays,
all books 50 percent off;
Wednesday, framed
artwork 50 percent off;
Thursday, tapes, CDs,


DVDs and records 50
percent off; and Fridays,
all clothing 50 percent off.
On Saturday, enter the
fish bowl drawing to save.
Operated by the
Hospital Volunteers
of Venice, all profits
remain locally to ben-
efit this community in
the form of grants and
scholarships. Consider
volunteering a few
hours at Venice Regional
Medical Center, Health
Park or Lifeline Personal
Response Service. Call
941-483-3056.

NewWCR
President
Sandra Adkins-Pertz,
a Realtor in the RE/
MAX Platinum Realty
Venice office at 307W
Venice Ave., is the 2014
Vice President of Realtor
Membership for the
Women's Council of
Realtors (WCR) Venice
Chapter. The organization
is a national network
of successful Realtors
advancing women
as professionals and
leaders in business,
the industry and the


communities they serve.
Call 941-587-3464.

Tickets Available
A sell-out every year,
the Venice Mainstreet
fashion show Pretty
in Pink now has $35
tickets available from
Sandy and Dave Wilson
at Sun Bug Fashions,
141 W Venice Ave. Show
begins at 10.30 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014,
at the Plantation Golf and
Country Club.

Greetings
I wish all "Businews"
readers a happy Christmas
and a healthy and inter-
esting New Year reading
all the local 2014 Business
News in our Venice
Gondolier Sun.

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 relocation or
other significant event to
rogerbutton@verizon. net.


Venice does have a Visitor Center. Been there?


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Is there a Welcome
Center in Venice?
I have always consid-
ered that the Venice Area
Chamber of Commerce
performs this task.
Contacting John Ryan,
the president & CEO of
the Venice Area Chamber
of Commerce, I posed
this question and got
much information.
There are many wel-
come centers in larger
cities. These centers are
commercially driven and
benefit from using the
name.
In Venice, the chamber
is a visitor center provid-
ing year-round service.
Where we differ is we are
not doing this with any
taxpayer support. The
Venice Chamber is all
fully membership driven.
The means the Chamber
does not have to accept
certain items but does
have general information
to distribute.
Mention a Chamber of
Commerce, and the first
thought that goes through
most minds is that they
represent and support
the business community
in a given area. That is, of
course, true here, too.
Since 1925, the


Venice Area Chamber of
Commerce has served
this area with distinction
and with services aligning
with the mission of "pro-
moting business growth
and success." From
Osprey through South
Venice, this Chamber
serves more than 1,100
members by providing
networking, professional
development and market-
ing opportunities.
The Chamber supports
without charge the
needs of the community
at large as the Visitors
Information Center.
Annually, thousands of
tourists and part-time
residents rely upon it
as a reference for the
hundreds of things to do
in the Venice area.
Do not be the person
who has lived here for
years and never stopped
at the Chamber, then
visits and admits they
cannot believe all the
information provided.
All services are provided
without taxpayer support
due to the investment of
the members.
Stop in and say hi, grab
a free area map, and one
of the volunteers will en-
sure you find something
new to do in this area.
The first thing new-
comers need is reliable
services to help with


managing their home or
condominium. Resolve
those issues with a visit to
the office or call to David
Pierce, the director of
the Better Business
Department (BBD), a
division of the Chamber.
He provides a qual-
ity referral from the
Chamber membership
who has a proven record
of doing the job right. You
will benefit by working
with them. If a problem
arises in dealing with a
business regardless of
their membership status,
contact Pierce.
The Chamber helps in
many other ways for
example, their Senior
Outreach Committee.
They work with many
nonprofits, assisting se-
niors in need annually by
collecting donations for
the Shoebox for Seniors
program. Due to these
efforts, senior shut-ins
and the underprivileged
can look forward to a
Christmas gift during a
time when they may feel
forgotten.
Recently seven local
centenarians were hon-
ored, the oldest 107 years
young, with a birthday
celebration at the Senior
Friendship Center.
At the office is a
collection drop-off for
All Faiths Food Bank for


PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON


A Christmas welcome from the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce team for tourists and future
residents includes (back row, I-r) Heather Bibbee, accounts director; Alanna Kirt, reception volun-
teer; Donna Pirozzi, membership director; Debra Mattar; (front row, I-r) David Pierce, business
development director; and John Ryan, president & CEO.


used cellphones for "Cell
Phones for Soldiers." The
Chamber encourages do-
nations of nonperishable
food or an old cellphone,
particularly before the
snowbirds go back north.
This need does not
diminish during the sum-
mer, but the donations
fall off dramatically.
Through the efforts
of the Venice Area
Young Professionals,
the Chamber helps the
community. This group


of 21- to 40-year-olds
keeps U.S. 41 Business
looking nice on the island
with its quarterly road
clean-up and decorating
downtown for the season.
Many nonprofits in our
area have benefited from
their efforts in providing
people power for events.
No need to search for
help when you need
Chamber services and
resources. Call in to the
offices and you will get all
the assistance you need,


free! The office is at 597 S.
Tamiami Trail across from
Venice Regional Medical
Center.
"We're here to help ...
for free," Ryan said.
You can visit or call
941-488-226.
"Collect some bro-
chures and talk to our
team any weekday."

John Ryan, president
& CEO of the Venice Area
Chamber of Commerce,
cenit, ihiti'd to this report.





WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25,2013


LED, computer repair biz on the move


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Another business
is vacating its present
home on U.S. 41 Bypass,
moving a few blocks
south in the next few days
in preparation for the
widening of this major
route in Venice.
LED Impressions &
Computer Solutions is the
final business to vacate
the 3-store strip center at
the East Venice Avenue
intersection.
Sean Chan, owner and
CEO, will be joining his
former neighbors in their
new home at 500 U.S. 41


I OBITUARY

Barbara J. Schade
Barbara J. Schade, 92,
of Venice, Fla., formerly of
Michigan, died Dec. 14,
-1 2013. She was
W ... a member of
'",-.. the Venice
Presbyterian
Church. She
was a veteran of the
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt.
Nurses Corp stationed in
Pawling, N.Y.
Survivors include her
friend Marjorie Balmer of
Venice and her brother
Roy Salmon of Waterport,
N.Y. Burial with graveside
military services were held
Friday Dec. 20, 2013, at
Mt. Albion Cemetery in
Albion, N.Y. Ewing Funeral
Home is in charge of
arrangements.

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ORCHID
FROM PAGE 1

in the Everglades, Crum
said it is not their fault
that humans turned them
loose there. They are just
another one of God's
creations.
There are none in the
shop, although there are
some items made from
snake skin.
It is Crum's fascination
with orchids that gave
the store its name. Crum
has recognizable blooms


MANATEE
FROM PAGE 1

the Peace and Myakka
rivers. The majority of
those deaths were in the
Caloosahatchee River and
other Lee County waters.
FWC Research Institute
spokesman Kevin Baxter
said Tuesday manatee
mortalities due to red tide
were seen from January to
May with the death rate
peaking in March.
In Brevard County,
manatees may be dying in
the Indian River Lagoon
due to viruses, bacterial
causes, toxins or other
contaminants. While
testing has eliminated po-
tential causes, researchers
have not yet determined
the cause of those deaths,


Baxter said. For the past
two years, the Indian River
Lagoon has seen a die-off
of seagrasses, a prime food
source for the vegetar-
ian manatees, and the


Bypass South next to the
Brickyard Plaza.
"In the future when
the road widening is
completed, our store
will be on the sidewalk,"
Chan said. "We will be
in the same building as
West Coast Mattress, and
adjoining the Pad Place."
Working in the new
400-square-foot location
with his assistant Tom
Kunkle, they will continue
providing repairs for tab-
lets, laptops and desktops
and will continue custom
building computers.
Additionally, they assist
with anything revolving
around LED lighting,


including soldering
diodes and supplying and
repairing computer chips
for LED lighting for com-
mercial purposes, homes
fixtures and landscaping
light-up.
"Customers can bring
in their machines for
repairs, virus removal,
hard drive problems, data
recovery and upgrades,"
said Chan, who also sets
up and designs websites.
He makes house calls
to assist computer users
covering the area from
North Port to Sarasota.
He came from Hong
Kong to the U.S. when
he was 4 years old. He


grew up in Venice and
attended local schools. At
the University of South
Florida, he obtained
an Information Studies
degree, returning home to
open up his shop.



PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON
Working on resolving issues
with a customer's computer
are Tom Kunkle, assistant,
with Sean Chan, owner and
CEO of LED Impressions &
Computer Solutions, which
is moving to 500 U.S. 41
Bypass South due to the road
widening.


Christmas Eve shopping in


Venice not always for holiday


By IAN ROSS
STAFF WRITER
Parking lots were full
Tuesday. Stores had been
open for days on end.
But were people
buying gifts in the final
hours?
Or is shopping late just
a part of the Christmas
season?
Lisa and Marilyn
McAfee were leaving
Bealls in Venice on
Tuesday, but they said
they already celebrated
their Christmas at their
home in Michigan and
were just out shopping
during their vacation.
"I cut back a lot (this
year). I asked my family
what they wanted and
some of them said they
wanted cash," Lisa said.
So that's what she got
them.
For her, it makes sense.
Young people don't have
a lot of money, she said,
so that's what helps them
the most.
"Maybe you'll
think we're not very
Christmassy," she said.
"But you know what?
We're practical."
Chris Guereux, Jim
Guereux, and Robyn
Ellison looked like
last-minute gift buyers
at first glance, carrying
a volleyball and fishing

but also some not so
recognizable.
He is especially fasci-
nated with the unusual
varieties, seeking them
out in the wild all over
the world and then
propagating them.
"God created all these
wonderful plants," he
said. "My job is to search
them out and bring
them back to you. I'm
constantly searching for
the newest and most
unusual."
One of those is a
plant with black blooms
that he calls a "bat

manatees there are feeding
on macro-algae and other
aquatic vegetation.
Among the other causes
of death, Lee County leads
the state with 15 of the 71
deaths state due to injuries
caused by watercraft.
In Charlotte County,
six deaths were due to
watercraft and one death
in Sarasota County.
Lee County is the only
county in the state with
double-digit mortalities
reported due to watercraft
injuries, but Baxter said
Lee County has been
higher in watercraft deaths
consistently. The five-year


pole out of the Venice
Walmart Tuesday but
they were just on their
way to the beach.
"I did all online shop-
ping," said Chris, who
hails from Washington
D.C. "It's quick, con-
venient. (I) flew down
here and had everything
delivered,"
Ellison, of Atlanta,
on the other hand, said
"I don't do online,"
and had to do some
last-minute shopping.
"I had to ask strangers'
advice on things -'Do
you think this guy
would like this?' ... I
don't mind it, though.
I never do anything
ahead of time."
Eric Cook, owner of
Cook's Sportland, Inc.
in Venice, said he does
see a marked change in
shoppers' behavior as
Christmas draws nearer.
Most of the shoppers he
saw on Christmas Eve
come into the store with
a mission.
"They're buyers
instead of lookers," he
said Tuesday. "Last week
you got both, but today,
no one's looking."
Along with cash, gift
cards are another pop-
ular option for flexible
gifting.
Eyeballing the gift
cards at Walgreens in

plant." It has large
leaves that look as
though made from silk
and silky tendrils that
move with the air cur-
rents. Native to South
Asia, the bat plant
seems well-adapted to
Southwest Florida.
Next steps for the world
traveler/orchid grower/
adventurer are a website
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average is 15 annually,
Baxter said.
The FWC also reports
manatees are starting to
migrate to their warm
water havens. During this
time of year, the FWC
encourages boaters and
the public to be aware
of manatees in inshore
waters, Baxter said.
Manatee protection
speed zones, mortalities
rates and other informa-
tion about manatees can
be found on the FWC
website at www.myfwc.
com.

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North Port on Tuesday
morning, Ruth Marino
wanted to be done with
her last-minute shop-
ping by 10 a.m.
"I almost made it,"
she said. "I'm shopping
for the people on my list
that I forgot."
Marino said she felt
a little rushed this year
since Thanksgiving was
later than usual.
"I did a lot of my
shopping on Black
Friday," she said. "With
the stores opening earlier
on Thanksgiving, I got a
lot done."
Many stores in North
Port were steady with
customers but not
rushed. The longest
lines in the city were for
McDonalds and Alvero's
Family Restaurant for a
late breakfast.
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driver after drinking,
yet 20 percent reported
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one. To help make sure
everyone has a safe ride
home, AAA and Bud
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the Tow to Go program
for the holidays.
The program is
designed to help
discourage an intoxicat-
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behind the wheel.
Anyone, AAA member
or not, can call (855)
2-TOW-2-GO for a free
ride through Jan. 1.


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than 22,000 intoxicated
drivers from the roads.
The service is designed
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WEDNESDAY
DECEMBER 25, 2013


OPINION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
RONALD DUPONT JR.
PHONE: 941-207-1218
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SUN NEWSPAPERS


OUR VIEW



Florida's poor driving record is no surprise


Anyone who gets behind the wheel
in Florida already knows the state is
home to some poor drivers.
That reality was reinforced recently
during a study in each of the 50 states.
Florida was ranked as the sixth
worst state for drivers. Louisiana
was the worst, according to
CarInsuranceComparison.com.
The rankings are determined by
the fatality rates per 100 million miles
traveled, failure to obey traffic signals
and seat belt laws, drunken driving,
careless driving and tickets issues.
There are several reasons Florida
ranks so poorly.
It is documented that the highest
percentage of drivers involved in
accidents are young people and the
elderly. Florida has plenty of both.
The state's attempts to regulate


poor driving habits such as texting
or talking on cellphones has been
superficial. There is a state law against
texting, but a person cannot be
charged with the misdemeanor unless
they are stopped for another violation.
Talking on a cellphone is fine in
Florida, despite the obvious danger of
distraction.
And, while Florida police attempt to
enforce drunk driving laws, how often
do we see drivers convicted of DUI
back behind the wheel in no time -
often driving on a suspended license?
State Rep. Irv Slosberg, D-Boca Raton,
has been an outspoken critic of the lack
of laws against cellphone use after his
daughter was killed in a 1996 car crash.
Slosberg, in the Associated Press
story, said he was not surprised
Florida ranks poorly.


"It's just so difficult in passing
road safety legislation in the state of
Florida," he said. "What parent would
want their child to be on a cellphone
or text on a cellphone unless it's an
emergency? These are like no-brainer
things."
Slosberg, who has been unable to
make texting a primary offense, was
able to pass a bill in 2009 making not
using a seatbelt a primary infraction.
For 23 years, not using a seatbelt had
been, like texting now, a secondary
infraction.
There are several factors that law-
makers and police cannot control. For
example, they cannot get in the head
of a 16-year-old who wants to show off
for his friends and drive recklessly. And,
they cannot park a person who is realis-
tically too feeble or in such poor health


that they should no longer be driving.
Individuals have the right to drive as
long as they can pass a simple test.
Lawmakers can, however, toughen
up laws that regulate cellphone use.
They can make it more difficult to
drive again after a person is convicted
of a DUI.
Another help would be to put
more money into road construction
and speed up the widening of our
interstate system. While not directly
the cause of the majority of accidents,
crowded highways lead to impatient
drivers and that is not a good formula
for safety.
Again, no one has the power to
make every driver a cautious one or a
good one. But with tougher laws and
oversight, Florida's roadways could be
safer.


Peace arrives on this,


Christmas Day


Good Morning and Merry
Christmas 2013!
The entire Venice Gondolier
Sun staff hopes this day brings
you and your loved ones
many blessings. Thank you for
bringing us into your home on
this most special occasion.
Christmas Day is one of
those incredible days where
you can feel the powerful
feeling of peace settle on the
land like a light blanket of
snow. On this day when you
are outdoors, you notice that
the noises that have become
so present during our regular
day to day grind have all but
disappeared.
Instead, if you listen closely,
you will probably hear off in
the distance laughter from
both young and old. Stopping
for a few minutes and just
taking in your surroundings
may bring back memories of
Christmases past.
Each individual has their pri-
vate memories of those holidays
prior and as it goes in life, some
are grand and some have slight
unpleasantness. Here's hoping
that today creates a pleasant
memory for all of us and that
we all find the fortitude to hold
onto the peace Christmas brings
for another 364 days.
On this Christmas Day, there
are countless first responders,
caregivers, military and civilian
people giving us the gift of
time served away from their
family just in case there is
something we need.
Being in the newspaper


business most of my life, I
understand the necessity that
comes with our field and can
tell you we had a group of
committed people who worked
through Christmas Eve to
make sure we delivered your
newspaper this morning.
Additionally, we will have a
dedicated staff from our com-
pany working today to get the
newspaper to the daily markets
tomorrow. Much like the above
mentioned group, dedication
is displayed without hesitation.
To this group I wanted to say
a special thank you again this
year for a job well done.
My heartfelt thanks also go
out to all of the men and wom-
en who will serve mankind
today. You are an inspiration to
us all.
So here we go. It's Christmas
Day, the little ones have cre-
ated a huge stir by now, I am
sure. One thing for sure there is
no magic on earth comparable
to watching kids on Christmas
morning. The heart just warms
up as they look at what the big
guy put under the tree.
Of course, that could be the
coffee you smell if you are last
minute like me; there is not
much sleep on Christmas Eve.
Soon the smell of breakfast
will generate even more chaos
as all remember that they
are hungry and we begin to
go about traditions that have
been passed from generation
to generation.
People will arrive or there is
someplace you have to be but
it's a safe bet dinner will bring a
newfound thankfulness to each
and every one of us as we begin
to realize just how blessed we
are. The food will delight us for
a while; the conversation will
be bright and cheerful and,
most importantly, the memo-
ries will last a lifetime.
So Merry Christmas to you
and yours, and here is hoping
this day brings the world a
little closer to peace.


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Editor:
Readers of the Gondolier Sun
who follow the opinion page
cartoons of New York-based
Mr. Dale Neseman are long
familiar with his anti-gun bias.
Recently, his cartoon printed in
your edition of Dec. 18, 2013,
now has Santa advocating his
cause with a swift kick.
Yes, with firearms, as with
many things, safety is para-
mount. But that doesn't excuse
what Mr. Neseman advocates.
Never mind that the "First Time
Gun Owner" is fully within his
moral and legal rights to pur-
chase a firearm. The whole idea
apparently doesn't sit well with
the cartoonist, and it appears
that Mr. Neseman thinks that if
the boot belongs to Santa, it's
OK. It is not.
Mr. Neseman has perhaps
unwittingly revealed something
very dark about his viewpoint
and what he is willing to see
done to further it the "iron
fist in a velvet glove" approach
so common to militant liber-
alism nowadays. If it's for your
own good (a "good" defined by
smart people like Mr. Neseman,
of course), what's a little boot
in the face?
In his literary classic, "1984,"
George Orwell famously wrote,
"If you want a picture of the fu-
ture, imagine a boot stamping
on a human face forever."
Something to remember, and
be ever wary of. Ultimately,
though, we can all be thankful
that such boots are far too big
for someone like Mr. Neseman
to ever fill.
Joseph Brower
Venice

For bikers, Venice needs
better entrances

Editor:
I love Venice Island. But, as
they say, there is always a but.
I am a pretty avid bicycle
rider and as such spend a few
hours a day riding the Legacy
Trail, Venetian Waterway Park
and all over Venice and the


Have It
surrounding areas. As I said,
I love this place and truly
feel fortunate to be here and
be able to enjoy its beauty,
friendliness and pedestrian
accessibility. There are only
three ways onto "the island":
Venice Avenue It is a
deathtrap on a bike; it is to be
avoided at all costs.
Circus Bridge Great and
safe, but this is the southern
gateway to the island and the
skeleton of circus past looms.
What an unfriendly way to be
welcomed to Venice Island. I
personally have no problems
with the boat dealer, car dealer
but the skeleton of the arena
doesn't look any better than
it did before it was skinned.
Maybe worse.
The circus is gone; it is re-
membered and honored in city
history. Now get on with it and
do something with that valu-
able property to enhance the
experience of enteringVenice.
As it is, it is an eyesore, dare I
say even an embarrassment? It
has only been what, 19 years?
KMI or North Bridge -
Oops, this entrance is pretty
ugly, too. Empty, run-down
buildings, vacant waterfront
and dockage that should be
an attractive welcome to the
island. Yuck! Thank goodness


the Urgent Care building solved
the problem of the perennial
bankrupt restaurant on the
point. Under the Island side of
the bridge, on the trail to the
VABI building, a hundred NO
BIKE signs.
Welcome to the trail! And
while I am at it, as the trail goes
behind the condos, there is a
90-degree corner, blinded by a
hedge. Can we cut that down
so people can see, before the
accident? Please.
As I said, I love Venice Island
and I would love to see and feel
its character and personality
upon entering it. Instead, it is
an acquired taste once you get
past the "ugly" entrances to it.
Tim Leach
Nokomis

Homeless shelters a
thoughtless fiasco

Editor:
How many welfare programs
must taxpayers fund before
government admits that no
amount of money is ever
enough to make the problem
go away and that they usually
make it worse? How many
communities will they destroy
before they show compassion
for the quality-of-life for
residents?
Homeless shelters through-
out Sarasota County will
"sound a call" for every
homeless person in the region
to come here and they will
flock here and stay in the
"homeless villages,"i.e. ghettos,
being proposed. They will bring
their drugs and drug pushers,
more will sit in drug/alchohol
stupors in our streets, more
garbage will be strewn over
our roads, and robberies and
break-ins will escalate.
In every city where programs
like this have been tried, it has
been a disaster.
In no article have either
the Sarasota County commis-
sioners or homeless shelter
consultant, Robert Marbut,
described the vast and endless
tax burden this thoughtless
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put, permanently, on the
county on you and me.
They have briefly
alluded to the cost of oc-
casionally arresting some
of these people, but have
avoided, even proposing,
the cost of providing a to-
tal lifestyle for a countless
and growing population
that will never go away.
In truth, his proposals
are old, failed and redun-
dant and do not really
address the temporarily
unemployed families or
unfortunate persons of
any good character who
seek and get some mea-
sure of help from existing
programs.
No one can fix their
lives totally but them-
selves. He is, in fact,
addressing the dedicated
homeless people who
abuse these programs to
perpetuate their addic-
tions and desire to avoid
work.


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to die in order to end
racism.
This is grossly insulting
to myself and so many
of my fellow Venice
residents. The notion that
every older white person
is a racist is in itself a
form of racial profiling.
There is, however,
a much more danger-
ous aspect to Oprah's
statement. It is possible
that such venom might
provide inspiration for
violent acts by those
who might want to help
Oprah's wish become a
reality.
A. Edward Bosch
Venice

Thank you to Levine
and his Santa
program

Editor:
I would like to thank
Mike Levine, owner and
operator of Home Instead
Senior Care, for arrang-
ing for my residents at
Summit at Venice Assisted
Living to be a part of the
Be a Santa for a Senior
Program!
The program not only
provided lovely Christmas
gifts for my residents tai-
lored to their needs and
wants, but also Mr. Levine
arranged for Santa to pay
a visit to our community!
The beautifully wrapped


gifts were handed out
by happy volunteers,
including Home Instead
employees and the
Wolfpack students from
Venice High School.
The students also
painted fingernails, deco-
rated cookies, visited, and
played games with my
residents!
For all of you who
picked the tags off the
Christmas Trees in stores
like Bealls and purchased
the items for our senior
citizens, your generosity
astounded us! I wish
you could have seen the
faces of my residents as
they were handed these
fabulous gift bags filled
with gifts.
Many of these residents
were in need of these
items and/or do not have
family in the area or at all.
We were so touched and
thankful for being includ-
ed in this program. I want
you to know how appre-
ciative we all are, and we
are still talking about it.
We are so lucky to live in
a caring community.
Mike Levine organized
it all and should be com-
mended for his hard work
and generosity. There will
be no coal in his stocking!
Thank you all from the
bottom of our hearts.
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Activity Director,
Summit at Venice Assisted
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FOR SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOANNE ANGLE LAMBERT,
Deceased.
File No: 2013 CP 4570
Division PR
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JOANNE ANGLE LAMBERT, deceased,
whose date of death was November 23,
2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Sarasota County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 4000
South Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL
34293. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is December 18, 2013.
Personal Representative:
W. GRADY HUIE
143 East Miami Avenue
Venice, Florida 34285
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FILE NO.: 2013-CP-3443-NC
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
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death was July 31, 2013; File Number
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persons having claims or demands
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The date of first publication of this notice
is: December 25, 2013.
Personal Representative:
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Sarasota, FL 34231
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Law Offices of
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Editor:
Rich Carroll was
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of the Community" for
his tireless work with
Challenger Baseball so
that those whose phys-
ical challenges make it
difficult, might otherwise
play our all-American
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Be a witness to just one
game and you will agree
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more Rich Carrolls and
his team of volunteers,
the world would be a
better place!
Val and Wayne Cooper
Venice

Start reading, keep
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Editor:
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for educators of young


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BOYS BASKETBALL


Venice starts fast, finishes strong, defeats Lemon Bay


By DAWN KLEMISH
SUN CORRESPONDENT

For a moment, the cards
were on the table and
Lemon Bay High School
held the winning hand. But
a slow start doomed the
Manta Rays and they could
only pull to a late-game tie
during a 69-58 loss against
Venice on Friday night.
With four minutes left,
Montrel Jackson sank a
pair of free throws and
teammate Brian McGill
stole the inbounds pass
and laid it back in to give
the Manta Rays their first
tie in a game they never
led, 55-55. It marked the
peak of a score-and-an-
swer effort from each side
and sent Lemon Bay (8-8)
on the upswing.
Unfortunately, the
Manta Rays spent the
next 3 1/2 minutes with-
out a basket, while the
Indians (7-3) scored 10 to


seal the victory.
"I thought tonight we
came out with a lot of
intensity we were sharing
the ball and were playing
good team basketball, and
we held onto that," Venice
coach James Slaton said.
"We got a lot of loose balls,
and we were making our
shots down the stretch.
And when the ball goes
through the net, it's a good
feeling."
For Lemon Bay, a long
day at the end of a long
week meant a rocky
beginning. The Manta Rays
fell behind by as many
as 12 in the first half due
to sloppy ball-handling,
rushed shots and lack
of rebounds. Somewhat
to blame was timing, as
Lemon Bay tipped off at
nearly 8 p.m. after the
boys had arrived at the
gym at 4 p.m. and sat in
the bleachers through two
junior varsity games.


While Venice's team
showed up later in the
evening, the Manta Rays
shared a bus with the
junior varsity and didn't
have the luxury of hanging
out at home during the
long wait.
"It all comes back to the
start," Lemon Bay coach
Sean Huber said. "It's a
long day at the end of
finals week... it's been a
long week for everybody.
We came out flat, and it
just wasn't right. And then
we woke up and played, a
little late."
Once Lemon Bay settled
into its game, the Manta
Rays' focus was much
sharper. They chipped
away at the lead little by lit-
tle, answering eachVenice
score with one of their own
in the second quarter until
Lemon Bay trailed just
33-29 at the half.
Behind the drive was
Montrel Jackson, who was


as effective from the floor
as he was the line, and
finished with 15 points
while running the offense.
Ryan Straub hit four threes
in the loss, each coming at
a crucial moment to give
his team life, and finished
with 17 points.
But even the duo's efforts
weren't enough to over-
come the lack of energy
early on.


Lemon Bay


Venice
24


14 15 14


9 16 20


Lemon Bay
Straub 17, Jackson 15,
Hill 12, Garza 6, McGill 4,
Huffman 2, DiLorenzo 2

Venice
Marino 23, Provitt 12,
Marksbury 12, Whitney 10,
MacFarlane 6, Hudson 4,
Cokley 2


SUN PHOTO BYJUSTIN FENNELL
Dom Marino scores two of his 23 points Friday night. Venice
outlasted Lemon Bay 69-58.


GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Hanewinckel's shot edges Indians past Mantas


By DAWN KLEMISH
SUN CORRESPONDENT

When Shannen Smith
looked up at the video
board during pregame
warmups, her mouth
dropped. Nestled among
pictures advertising
Venice High School girls
basketball flashed a
simple slogan.
"Only Good for Bait."
It most certainly was
not there Thursday
when the Indians hosted
North Port, meaning the
sign was aimed at the
Manta Rays. And though
Lemon Bay came up on
the losing end of a 49-47
contest, Smith and her
teammates made sure
the Indians knew Manta
Rays are good for many
things.
Venice had a 47-45
lead with 24 seconds
remaining when Lemon
Bay drove up the floor
and Kayla Reid willed her
shot from the block to
fall. It tied the game with
eight seconds remaining.
Venice (9-8) drove up
the court and Emma
Hanewinckel launched
an improbable, heavily
guarded, off-balance
shot from inside the
paint that teetered just


a bit before it fell with
.8 on the clock. Lemon
Bay (7-8) could not get
another shot off.
The Manta Rays
opened the game on a
Kacyn Shirley 3-pointer
and ran wild, slicing
through the usually
stingy Indians' defense
and countering with a
few forced turnovers of
their own.
Despite the loss,
Lemon Bay coach Mike
Young said the compe-
tition was an emotional
high that showed his girls
could compete under
pressure.
"There were two good
teams out there and we
played pretty well," he
added. "Basically, when
all was said and done,
they had the last shot,
and (Hanewinckel) made
a tough shot. It wasn't'
like she was wide open, it
rolled around and went
in. We didn't foul, we
didn't give her an open
shot, and on our end,
that's all you can ask."
The Indians showed
no physical effects from
Thursday's rough-and-
tumble game against
North Port, but Venice
looked rattled in its
makeup, and Lemon Bay


took full advantage.
It took the Indians
until the fourth quarter
but once they settled in,
the Manta Rays struggled
with the man-to-man
ball pressure Venice was
doling out. The Indians
opened the fourth on a
7-0 run to take a 39-37
lead and force Young to
call time out.
"In the fourth quarter,
my seniors really stepped
up," Venice coach Jim
Davis said. "They did
what seniors were
supposed to do, step up
and take control."
Particularly devastating
to Lemon Bay's defense
was Maggie Flynn. The
senior guard returned
to action just Thursday
after missing time with a
bone chip in her femur
and sank shots from all
over the court, boosting
her team when it fell flat
and pushing the Indians
to play more intensely.
She finished with a
game-high 17 points
and caused a number of
problems on the oppo-
site side of the floor as
well.
Reid led Lemon Bay
with 14 points and 15
rebounds. Hayley Smith
added 13 points.


Lemon Bay
11 11


Venice
12


15 10


Lemon Bay


Reid 14, Smith 13,
Shirley 6, Azwoir 6, Lutz
2, Chapman 2, Vogt 2,
11 9 17 DiGiacomo2


Venice


Flynn 17, Hanewinckel
8, Ward 8, Ream 6,
McCutcheon 4, Miller 3,
Angelo 2, Whitney 1


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held at Boca Ciega High
in Gulfport.
The Indians, who have
won the tournament three
years in a row, defeated
Belleview, Countryside,
Seminole, Gibbs, East
Lake, Palmetto and the


host school.
Four Indians


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enice is a state of mind


By BOB MUDGE
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When your friends who
are unfamiliar with our
Paradise by the Gulf ask
you about Venice, what
do you tell them?
The chamber of com-
merce speech is that it's
warm and sunny almost
all the time; options for
cultural and outdoor
activities abound; and
newcomers are welcomed
with open arms.
That pretty much says
it all, right?
No.
Just as you wouldn't
describe the Sistine
Chapel as a building with
a painted ceiling, you
shouldn't give Venice such
short shrift as just saying
it's nice out so you can
golf or go to the beach a
lot.
If you've lived here full
time even a short while,
you know that Venice is
much, much more than
the sum of its parts, and
that you have to experi-
ence them personally to
come away with a sense
of what it truly means to
be a Venetian.
As a near-native
Floridian (48 years) and
longtime denizen of
Venice (28 years), here are
my thoughts on what you
must do, at a minimum,
to fully immerse yourself


in Paradise.
(Warning: Long as it
is, this list is far from
comprehensive. Space
doesn't permit me to list
everything there is to do.
I apologize in advance if
I've left out your event or
organization. I love you,
too.)
Parades
If you missed the recent
holiday street and boat
parades, shame on you.
With all due respect to
everything else there is
to do in the area, there is
nothing- and I do mean
nothing that better
encapsulates what Venice
is than these two parades.
If you've been to
Disney's Magic Kingdom,
you've seen how it
celebrates a Main Street
from a bygone era. West
Venice Avenue may not
be as old-timey looking,
but the street parade
entrants are much more
representative of small-
town America: local
businesses, Scout troops,
church groups, schools
and Shriners dozens
and dozens of them.
If you can only attend
one local event, this is the
one. It's on the Saturday
after Thanksgiving. Mark
your 2014 calendar right
now. Thousands of your
fellow residents already
have.
As long as you have


your calendar handy,
make a note that the
following Saturday is the
parade of lights The
Venice Christmas Boat
Parade. Boats decorated
in holiday themes motor
down the Intracoastal
Waterway and back, to
the delight of thousands
of people, many of whom
find spots to tailgate or
set up chairs as they do
for the parade on Venice
Avenue. Don't be sur-
prised if your neighbors
along the route offer
some hospitality.
We take to the streetS
on other occasions, too.
In October, there are the
Sun Fiesta and Halloween
parades. And if a Venice
High School team wins
another state champion-
ship, that show will go on
the road as well.

Events
Of all the events held
in and around Venice
each year, the oldest
and most representative
has to be Sun Fiesta, the
annual "preseason" party
Women's Sertoma throws
for the community each
October.
From the bed races that
precede the parade on
Saturday morning to the
final notes of the Sunday
night concert, usually

VENICE 12


SUN FILE PHOTOS
Above: The Venice Holiday Parade


Below: Veterans Day at Patriots Park


The Sun Fiesta bed races


Bobby Q, center, the mascot of the Suncoast BBQ Bash
Bobby Q, center, the mascot of the Suncoast BBQ Bash


In strong RV market, Ramblers Rest undergoes renovations


By STEVEN J. SMITH
SUN CORRESPONDENT
Its website describes
Ramblers Rest as a place
that celebrates "everything
the Sunshine State has to
offer."
The 40-year-old RV
resort at 1300 North River
Road covering 117 acres
with 647 camping sites
along the Myakka River
- has recently backed up
that claim by upgrading
many of its amenities.
Lance Beatch, senior vice
president of asset man-
agement for the resorts
Chicago-based parent
company Equity Lifestyle
Properties, declined to
reveal how much was spent
on the four-month make-
over, but said it was well
worth the effort.
The Venice property has
an assessed value of about


$11.5 million, according to
Sarasota County Property
Appraiser records.
"Southwest Florida is
one of the strongest RV
markets in the country,"
Beatch said. 'And the
Venice area is one of
the best subset markets
of Florida. That's one
reason why we decided
to upgrade the resort. It
hadn't been upgraded in
quite some time."
Beatch said the main
objective was to first
upgrade the amenities that
had the most exposure to
its tenants, including the
entrance and the pool area.
"We started with
putting in high-end lounge
furniture," he said. "In the
bar area we put misters in,
to cool things down in the
hotter weather. We also
installed a scent machine
that emits a pineapple


scent, so it always smells
great around the pool area.
"We also upgraded the
sports courts. We redid the
volleyball court and put
in new tennis courts and
pickleball courts, new play-
grounds with artificial turf
underneath, and we added
a splash pad. We also put
in new horseshoe pits and
added a retention pond
as well. So we basically
repurposed the whole area.
"We spent a lot of
time and money on the
landscaping, too, which
now includes a walking
path through the pine
trees that ties together all
the amenities."
The lighting was also
upgraded throughout the
resort, and the current
buildings were re-sided,
Beatch added.
"And we put tin roofs on
all the buildings to keep


them consistent looking,
with a Southern feel," he
said. "We also re-sided all
the bathrooms through-
out the property."
Ramblers Rest manager
Carla Easton said the
renovations will further
enhance the resort's allure,
comprising more than 100
activities and amenities
including the large, heated
swimming pool and hot
tub-spa, shuffleboard
courts, fishing, billiards,
live entertainment, arts
and crafts, an exercise
room and a full children's
playground.
"We have a lot of snow-
birds," Easton said. "We
welcome tent campers and
we welcome RVers. People
even bring in travel trailers,
park them, and leave them
here all year. Our prices
vary, depending on your
location in the resort and


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Misters around the bar area and new outdoor furniture are
several upgrades in the restored Ramblers Rest RV resort at
1300 North River Road.


the time of year."
A ribbon-cutting took
place at the resort last
Wednesday.
"We're excited about the
Florida market," Beatch
said. "I think RV proper-
ties are an extraordinary
value proposition for the


customers, and with each
of these improvements
they can further enjoy
the Florida sunshine at
Ramblers Rest."
For more information
about Ramblers Rest, call
941-493-4354 or visit:
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Have great Valentine's Day plans?


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
If Sarasota County can
make plans in November
forValentine's Day, so can
we at the Venice Gondolier
Sun and so can you.


For several years, the
county has sponsored a
vow-renewal event at which
couples may renew their
vows at sunset in a non-de-
nominational service at
Siesta Key Beach. Couples
are asked to make a small


donation and to arrive early
if they will be participating.
For details, visit: SCGov.
net/Parks.
As Valentine's Day 2014
will fall on a Friday and
the Our Town section
usually goes to press on


Thursday for Saturday's
paper, we need to get a
jump on the holiday.
We are looking for
Venice area residents who
plan to participate in this
or some other romantic
Valentine's Day event.


We would like to
interview and photograph
you during the first week
in February if not before.
Anyone celebrating an
anniversary on Valentine's
Day, especially anyone
celebrating a milestone


anniversary such as 25th,
50th or 60th should also
contact us.
To be part of the
Our Town Valentine
Day celebration, email
your plans to: kcool@
VeniceGondolier corn.


Conservation Foundation names


new officers


STAFF REPORT
New officers were
elected to the Board of
Trustees of Conservation
Foundation of the Gulf
Coast. They are: Ann J.
Charters, chairman; Eileen
Scudder-Zimmermann,
vice-chairman; Fredric C.
Jacobs Esq., treasurer; and


James Westman, secretary.
The election for the
2013-2014 fiscal year was
held Dec. 3.
Charters had high
praise for outgoing
Chairman Dan DeLeo,
partner with Shumaker,
Loop and Kendrick.
"Dan was at the helm
for the past two years,


managing our organiza-
tion through transition and
helping establish the struc-
ture to move our board to
the next level. I am pleased
to follow his lead in this
exceptional organization,"
Charters said.
Conservation
Foundation of the Gulf
Coast has protected


nearly 8,600 acres in
Manatee, Sarasota and
Lee counties in its first
10 years. Outgoing chair-
man Dan DeLeo said, "It
is an exciting time, as we
enter the second decade
of our existence and
build on our excellent
track record. The board
is developing a land


acquisition strategic plan,
working with President
Christine Johnson and
Debi Osborne, our
new director of land
protection.
"Debi has deep experi-
ence in land acquisition
and management, coming
from The National Audubon
Society and The Trust for


Public Land. Her experi-
ence is a great asset to the
leadership team in place."
Other Trustees are
Mickey Davis, James
Ericson, Harold J.
Johnson, M.D.; Rob
Patten; Peter B. Scanlan;
Christopher R. Sforzo,
M.D.; and Jeffrey
Steinwachs.


VENICE
FROM PAGE 1

featuring local favorites
Bandana, Sun Fiesta is
pure Americana the
type of event that would
make Mayberry, N.C.,
jealous, if it existed.
Among the highlights: the
Venice Idol competition,
the Miss Venice pageant,
local entertainment, kids
games and tons of small-
town charm.


Newer but wonderful
in their own way are the
Shark's Tooth Festival and
the Suncoast BBQ Bash,
both in April at the airport
and both benefiting
Special Athletes Boosters.
Shark's Tooth began
more than 20 years ago
as a way to capitalize on
Venice's nickname, the
Sharks' Tooth Capital of
the World, and attract vis-
itors during the summer
lull. Though the dates
changed, the event is the
same mix of music, food


and fun as when it started.
Now going into its fifth
year, the BBQ Bash is
already an established
event on the pitmaster
circuit, qualifying the
winners for national and
world championship
events. In 2014 it will also
be the site of the state
BBQ championship.
Although there's
nationally known blue-
grass entertainment and
more, the focus is on the
food, with cooks from
around the country vying


for votes and dollars,
not to mention bragging
rights. If you like your
food including dessert
- barbecued, grilled or
deep-fried, this is the
place to be.

Editor's note: While
you can call yourself a
Venetian if you know all of
the above and have par-
ticipated in most- there
is so much more. Part II of
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*RELIGION

* THURSDAY

Healing & Message,
6:30-8 pm, Angel Ministries, 2269
South Tamiami Trail, #3A Venice, FL
34293, 941-492-4995

* EVENTS

* TODAY


Free Turkey Dinner, Drop
in 12-3 pm, Englewood UM Church,
700 E. Dearborn. Need Ride/Delivery?
Call 941-587-1309 BY noon Christmas
Day.
Fun With Watercolors,
Paint-Alongs with Carolyn Merenda,
Wed., 1-4 pm, South Venice Civic
Ass'n, 720 Alligator Drive, $90/mo.+-
supplies. 941-366-2866
Ballroom Classes, Starting
Thursday Jan. 9,6:30 Advance,
7:30 Beginner/Intermediate


Venice Community Ctr. for info call
941-496-9692

* THURSDAY

ZUMBA with Lynn,
Monday and Thursdays 9am, Venice
Community Center, 326 Nokomis in
Venice, For info: 941-493-8630
Holiday Lighting, Holly
Days-Mangrove Nights, 5-8 pm,
Historic Spanish Pt, 337 N Tamiami Tr.
Osprey. Reg. admission applies


* FRIDAY

BBQ FridayLunch @ Elks,
Elks Parking Lot. 941-486-1854, BBQ
11 am -2pm. Eat in or carry out.
Plates start @ $7.50. Buffalo Bills
Catering. All are welcome
Body Sculpt 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 Point, 337 N. Tamiami
Tr., Osprey. Reg. admission applies
Red Skelton Tribute,


Dec.27 & 28, 8 pm, Venice Theatre,
941-488-1115, Red -Tribute to
funnyman Red Skelton by
Tom Mullica. $25


I COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS


Red Cross
needs you
The Southwest Florida
Chapter of the American
Red Cross is looking for
volunteers in the follow-
ing programs:
Emergency Response
Team responds year-
round to local disasters
such as single-family
fires. Be on call one week
per month, either day or
night shift. Excellent Red
Cross training is provided
free of charge.
TOUCH pro-
gram: Together Our
Understanding Can Help
provide mild exercise to
residents of nursing and
retirement facilities. A few
hours per week. Training
is provided.
Sewers and knitters


craft handmade items for
the elderly and families
in need throughout the
community. Contact
Kathy LaPietra at 941-
379-9300 or e-mail
lapietrak@usa.redcross.
org.'

Free Christmas
dinner
A free Christmas dinner
will be held at Englewood
United Methodist Church
Dec. 25 from noon to 3
p.m. in the Fellowship
Hall, 700 E. Dearborn
St. A shuttle service
will be available. For
transportation to and
from the church, or
for homebound food
delivery, call 941-587-
1309 now or as soon as
possible but no later than


noon on Christmas Day.
Take-out orders must be
placed and received only
on Christmas Day and in
person.

DooWop at The
Players
"Blend," a Doo Wop
group of four a capella
singers, will return to
The Players Theatre, 838
North Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota, for a one-night
show Dec. 27, 7:30 p.m.
The singers will sing
songs from the '50s and
'60s in their Jukebox
Memories show, such as
"Barbara Ann" and "Only
You." Single tickets are
$18 each, best purchased
ahead of time. Call
941-365-2494, or visit
ThePlayers.org.


Designer Holiday
Showcase
Holiday decorations by
Bess & Co., Dina Bennett
Interior Design and Trees
by the Sea are available
for viewing at Venice
Museum & Archives, 351
S. Nassau St., through
Dec. 30. Museum hours
are Monday-Wednesday,
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Suncoast Humane
Society benefit
Suncoast Humane
Society will hold its
sixth annual Tennis Ball
Wednesday, Jan. 22,
6 p.m., at the clubhouse
of the Boca Grande
Club. Tickets are $100
and include food,
beverage, music and a


silent auction to benefit
services for homeless
animals. Contact SHS at
941-474-7884.

Respite volunteers
sought
Jewish Family and
Children's Service of
Sarasota Manatee Inc.
seeks volunteers to pro-
vide respite for caregivers
and companionship
for their loved ones to
provide relief to caregiv-
ers. Hours are flexible;
educational awards and/
or stipends are available.
Educational awards may
be transferable to a child
or grandchild. Volunteers
must have reliable trans-
portation, make a weekly
commitment, attend
training sessions and


pass background screen-
ing. Contact Nicole
Ziemba at 941-366-2224,
ext. 108, or email nziem-
ba@jfcs-cares.org.

Volunteer drivers
sought
The American Cancer
Society's Road to
Recovery Program needs
volunteers to drive cancer
patients to and from
their cancer treatments.
Volunteer drivers are
needed to ensure that
all patients get the care
they desperately need.
Training is provided.
Requirements include
a good driving record,
valid driver license and a
vehicle in good working
condition. Call Marion at
941-745-1214, ext. 5803.


Jewish Federation grants $13K for South County food needs


PROVIDED BY THE
BRADENTON HERALD
The Jewish Federation
of Sarasota-Manatee has
granted $13,000 to the
Chesed Food Program of
the Chabad of Venice and
North Port.
The grant was made
possible through the sup-
port of the Mehler-Lublin


Family Fund for Social
Service Relief, a fund of
the Jewish Federation of
Sarasota-Manatee, and
other board-restricted
funds. The Chesed Food
Program provides gro-
ceries, meals, emergency
food vouchers, clothing,
shelter and other support-
ive services to individuals
and families in south


Sarasota, Venice, North
Port and Englewood.
"South Sarasota County
has a large immigrant
population from the
former Soviet Union,
Ukraine and South
America," said Howard
Haberer, associate
executive director of the
Jewish Federation. "This
population in particular


needs assistance with
food, clothing, rent,
utilities and other basic
necessities. We're pleased
to help the Chesed Food
Program provide these
much-needed services."
Examples of people
who have received aid
from the Chesed Program
include:
The S. family (a single


mother with three young
children) was recently
evicted from their home.
The food program is get-
ting them into a new home
and is providing counsel-
ing, food and clothing.
The K. family moved
from Miami to North
Port after the father lost
his job. They pick up
food from the program's


kitchen twice a week.
The Jewish Federation
of Sarasota-Manatee is a
not-for-profit organization
whose mission is to save
Jewish lives and enhance
Jewish life in the Sarasota-
Manatee region, in Israel
and throughout the world.
For more information,
call 941-371-4546 or visit
TheJewishFederation.org.


STAFF REPORT

St. Boniface Episcopal
Church, 5615 Midnight
Pass Road, Siesta Key,
is holding an art exhi-
bition titled "Icons In
Transformation," featuring
the works of acclaimed
artist Ludmila Pawlowska,
through Feb. 9.
Exhibition hours are
Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-
3 p.m. The exhibit will
be closed Tuesday and
Wednesday, Dec. 24 and
25, and Tuesday and
Wednesday, Dec. 31 and
Jan. 1.
"Icons in
Transformation" is a
180-piece traveling art
exhibition, making its
sole Florida appearance


at St. Boniface Episcopal
Church. The exhibit
includes traditional works
from the Vassilevsky
Monastery in Suzdal,
Russia, and the con-
temporary work of
internationally acclaimed
Russian-Swedish abstract
expressionist Ludmila
Pawlowska. Viewing is
free and open to the
public.
The exhibition has
toured cathedrals,
churches and museums,
with more than 100,000
people experiencing these
extraordinary works.
The exhibition presents
Pawlowska's work and the
path to her vision, a con-
temporary artist's vision,
derived from traditional


Russian icons, and their
transformative power and
painting techniques.
Traditional and mod-
ern religious icons are
purposed to represent
the divine in a way that
beckons the viewer,
sometimes described as
"windows to heaven."
The icons are rich with
meaning and symbolism,
and invite the viewer to
engage with both eyes
and heart.
Special events are
planned as follows:
Sunday, Dec. 22,
6 p.m., lessons and carols
Sunday, Jan. 5, 6 p.m.,
concert for cello and
organ/piano, The Gratta-
Mozelle Duo
Saturday, Jan. 18,


9 a.m.-3 p.m.,
icon-making workshop
Sunday, Jan. 19,
8 p.m., TaizO Vespers.
For more information,
call 941-349-5616 or visit:
BonifaceChurch.org.


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Aviation mechanic kept Navy flying during WWII


By DON MOORE
SUN CORRESPONDENT

Times were tough for
Robert Smith's family
when he was inducted
into the Navy.
"I sent 60 percent of
my Navy pay home to my
mother to help the family.
My other three brothers
did the same. I never
played payday poker in
the barracks," he said.
"My older brother quit
school in 12th grade the
year before I quit in 11th
grade. Both of us went
to work because of the
economic conditions in
our home at the time,"
said Smith, now 90 and
a resident of La Casa
manufactured home park
near North Port. "Before
World War II was over, all
four of us boys were in
the Navy.
"I was inducted in
March 1943 and was sent
to Green Bay, Wis., for
boot camp. After that I
went to a warehouse on
the Navy's big dock in
Chicago and trained to
be an aviation mechanic's
mate. We worked on F4U
Corsairs and Stearman
PT-17s, two-seated
biplane trainers," he said.
"I ended up in
Livermore, a little town
in California with about
2,400 residents located
near a naval base doing
general maintenance
work on the planes the
aviation cadets were


learning to fly. We made
sure the planes were
fueled, the oil was OK and
everything was copacetic
with the mechanics of the
PT-17 they were taking
up.
"The Naval Air Station
at Livermore didn't lack
for movie stars who
signed up for the duration
to work for Uncle Sam.
"I remember Robert
Taylor. I flew with him
on several occasions.
He was one of the flying
instructors who trained
the cadets," Smith said.
"I flew weather hops
with him in the morning.
We'd go up in a PT-17 and
fly over the California
countryside checking
out the weather early in
the morning before the
cadets took to the air.
"Taylor was very good
to the enlisted men. He'd
sit around the hangar
at night and talk to the
sailors while having a cup
of coffee."
By then, Taylor had
played the lead in
"Magnificent Obsession,"
"Waterloo Bridge" and "A
Yank at Oxford." Still to
come in the '50s and '60s:
"Conspirator," "Ivanhoe,"
"Valley of the Kings" and
many more.
Because Smith and
his buddies worked on
planes at night, they
found themselves with
days off they could use to
their advantage.
"If we had two or three


days leave, we'd go down
to the Oakland docks on
San Francisco Bay and
work as stevedores. We
could go down there,
catch a bed at the YMCA,
have breakfast and go to
work. They paid us well,"
he said.
Another favorite place
to pick up an extra buck
or two on their time
off was the Livermore
Winery.
"We mostly did odd
jobs at the winery. You
know, it's still in business
today," Smith said.
Livermore was a pretty
little town populated
with nice people, Smith
recalled after more than
half a century. After
18 months keeping the
trainer planes in the air in
California, he was relocat-
ed to Opa-locka Naval Air
Station outside Miami.
The war was ending
and Smith went back to
repairing Navy planes
at Opa-locka. The field
had a huge hangar where
Navy torpedo bombers
and dive-bombers were
reconditioned and
returned to the front line.
Opa-locka was even
smaller than Livermore.
"In those days Opa-
locka consisted of one
general store with two gas
pumps and some vaca-
tion houses," he recalled.
"In order to get to Miami,
you took the bus from
the front gate of the air
station."


SUN PHOTO BY DON MOORE
Robert Smith today, at 90.
On his time off, Smith
often went up with a
stunt pilot who knew his
stuff.
"This one instructor
would take me up and
ring me out doing loops,
wing-overs, barrel rolls
and Immelmanns. If
you got airsick stunt
flying with him, you had
no place to go but in
your helmet or over the
side. If you went over
the side, you'd have to
get some gasoline and
clean the mess off the
side of the plane. It was
embarrassing.
"OnV-J day, (Victory
over Japan, Aug. 15,
1945) the mayor of
Miami called the base
commander and asked
him to keep his sailors on
base and out of town. The
mayor was afraid they
might get drunk and tear
his town up.
"The base commander


PHOTO PROVIDED
This is aviation-mechanic Robert Smith's boot camp graduation
picture. He's the fellow under the ink-arrow in the top row,
center. This was Company 283 at the Green Bay, Wis., Naval
Training Center in March 1943.


said no, he was going to
give them leave to come
into Miami and have a
good time. I remember
there was a lot of partying
going on in Miami, but
the sailors didn't damage
the town," he said.
As for Smith, he wasn't
21 yet, so he threw down
some soft drinks to
celebrate the war's end.
"Right after V-J Day I
was discharged from the
Navy. I hopped a train
and took a bus on the last
leg of my journey home
to Ohio. My mom didn't
know I was coming. I was
her first son home from
the war. She was shocked
and delighted when I
walked in the door," he
said.
Like many other


returning servicemen,
Smith went to night
school while holding
down a full-time job. He
spent decades working
in steel-related indus-
tries around the Ohio
area. Toward the end
of his working career,
he became the general
manager of a firm in
Cincinnati.
He and his wife,
Charlotte, retired to
the North Port area in
October 1987, where they
have lived ever since.
If you have a war story,
or if a friend or neighbor
has one, email Don
Moore at donmoore39@
gmail.com or call him at
941-426-2120. Visit www.
donmooreswartales.com
for more war stories.


'Telling' items placed in time capsule in Osprey


By ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER
STAFF WRITER

Lily Goetz will be 64
years old in 2071 and
maybe the only member
of the Viva Florida 500
Time Capsule Committee
still alive when Sarasota
County's time capsule is
opened.
Lily of North Port, the
youngest member of the
committee, joined her
dad, Bill, for the interment
of the capsule recently at
Historic Spanish Point in
Osprey.
"At time capsule cer-
emonies, I usually get
a bit sad, because none
of us will be there to
open this treasure trove.
But I'm not sad today
because of 8-year-old
Lily," said Sarasota County
Commission Chairwoman
Carolyn Mason, who
spoke at the event. "We're
preserving small pieces of
our lives, in hopes future
generations will learn from
us."
The capsule is one way
Sarasota County has taken
part in Viva Florida 500,
the celebration of the
500th anniversary of Juan
Ponce de Le6n's discov-
ery of the state in 1513.
Capsules were provided
to Florida's 67 counties by
the Department of State's


SUN PHOTOS BY ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER,
annek@sun-herald.com
The capsule is entombed above ground with an engraved
granite capstone. It will be opened in 2071 on Sarasota County's
150th anniversary.


Division of Library and
Information Services. It
won't be opened until
2071, the county's 150th
anniversary.
County Historian Jeff
LaHurd told the more than
60 in attendance about
four other time capsules
buried around the county.
He also said one of his
books is included.
"My daughter just had a
baby, and nothing would
make me happier than my
grandson being here when
this is opened," he said.
Other items inside the
capsule include a cast
of a panther footprint,
pamphlets from local
organizations, magazine
and newspaper articles -
some from the Sun papers
- and items from various


chambers of commerce.
Mason said also inside is
a 2013 license plate, "a list
of fees from the tax collec-
tor's office" so people can
see how prices change,
and sand from Siesta Key
Beach, "because people
will still flock to visit the
most beautiful beach in
Sarasota County."
Bill Goetz, as a member
of the Friends of Little
Salt Spring, presented two
green stone pendants, rep-
licas of the semi-precious
stone originals discovered
in Little Salt Spring in 2005
and 2006.
So many items were
chosen that Sarasota
County bought another
capsule to hold everything.
"The committee worked
so hard and the message


NikWallenda's mother, Delilah
Wallenda Troffer herself a
tightrope walker was the
keynote speaker during the
time capsule ceremony.

was so well-received (by
the community)," said
Russ Gutmann, chairman
of the county's Historical
Commission. "As far as I'm
aware, no other county in
the state had to purchase a
second capsule."
Another item in the
capsule is a short section
of the cable NikWallenda
used to walk across both
Niagara Falls and the
Grand Canyon. The sec-
tion is just over 6 inches
long, and weighs about
4 pounds.
Nik's mother, Delilah
Wallenda Troffer herself
a tightrope walker was
the keynote speaker at
the 10 a.m. ceremony. She
said five generations of the
Wallenda family which
has a history of circus


Gloria Lopez, left, and Lily Goetz, of North Port, unveil Sarasota
County's Viva 500 time capsule at Historic Spanish Point in
Osprey. Gloria and Lily, 8, were the youngest members on the
Viva Florida 500 Time Capsule Committee.


performing that goes back
to the 1780s first bought
a home in Sarasota in 1928
after their first season
performing with Ringling
Bros.
"My family loves
Sarasota and plans to stay
here always," she said.
Lily and fellow commit-
tee member Gloria Lopez
were chosen to unveil the
capsule. Lily spoke briefly
- and a little nervously -
during the ceremony.


"My experience on the
committee was great, and
thank you, everyone, for
coming today," she told
the crowd.
Gutmann said Historic
Spanish Point was chosen
as the capsule's location
because it is centrally
located in the county, and
also will remain undis-
turbed so the capsule is
accessible in 58 years.

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'Safe Sleep' campaign wants infants to rest easy


By DREW WINCHESTER
STAFF WRITER
State and county
officials claim that 150
infants have died in
Florida this year from
sleep-related accidents.
It's often due to suf-
focation, either from
blankets or at the hands
of caregivers who make
deadly mistakes. Two of
those deaths took place in
Sarasota County.
In an effort to combat
what many fear is a grow-
ing trend, the Sheriff's
Office, state Department
of Children and Families


and the Healthy Start
Coalition are partnering
for the "Safe Sleep" cam-
paign, an education effort
that aims to also provide
new portable cribs or
playpens to families who
need them.
Sheriff Tom Knight said
during a recent press
conference that anyone,
at any time, can drop off
a new portable crib or
playpen at the Sheriff's
Office in downtown
Sarasota.
The agency will then
work with DCF and
Healthy Start to distribute


the cribs to families
who might not have the
financial means to buy
one themselves. Knight
hopes the community
rallies behind the cause.
"It's a simple solution
for the people who might
not have the means,"
Knight said. "And it can
help families avoid a
senseless tragedy."
Mike Carroll, a regional
director for DCF, said
families often rely on
"generational knowledge"
when it comes to raising
kids. He said it was often
well-intentioned, citing


his own mother's tech-
nique of laying him on
his stomach in his crib as
a baby, a technique that
has since proven fatal in
some cases.
Carroll said it was im-
portant for new parents
to bond with their baby,
but it was more import-
ant to keep the child
safe. Having a crib that is
clutter-free and ensuring
the infant is laid to rest
on his back will go a long
way toward ensuring the
child doesn't suffocate.
"There's nothing wrong
with wanting to bond


with your child, but its
not safe to sleep with the
child," he added, because
a sleeping adult can roll
over and unintentionally
smother an infant.
Jennifer Highland from
Healthy Start offered
some simple reminders
for parents:
All kids under a year
old should be kept in a
"safe sleep environment,"
meaning laying the child
on his back.
Don't keep blankets in
the crib with the baby.
Don't get caught up in
"pretty cribs" as they're


displayed in stores.
Cribs should be empty,
Highland said.
All parents need to be
vigilant in making sure
their baby sleeps in a crib,
not with them.
"A parent might do it
right 99 times," Highland
said. "But it's that one
time out of a hundred
when mistakes happen."
For more information
on the campaign, visit:
MyFlFamilies.com/
SafeSleep, or contact the
SCSO Community Affairs
Office at 941-861-4005.
Email: dwinchester@sun-herald.com


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WEDNESDAY
DECEMBER 25, 2013


'Tis the season for safety


FROM SARASOTA COUNTY
COMMUNICATIONS
From decorating the
tree and house for the
holidays to cooking
family feasts, Sarasota
County reminds everyone
to think safety first.
Each year Christmas
tree-related fires cause
deaths, injuries and
millions of dollars in
property damage nation-
wide, mostly attributable
to electrical arcing in
lights, cords and plugs,
according to the Sarasota
County Fire Department
(SCFD).
SCFD offers the follow-
ing holiday safety tips:
Use safety-tested
and appropriate holiday
lights. Never use electric
lights on a metal tree.
Never use lights with
worn, frayed or broken


cords or loose bulb
connections.
Unplug Christmas
tree lights before leaving
home or going to sleep.
Keep live trees moist;
water daily.
Make sure an arti-
ficial tree is labeled as
fire-retardant.
Keep the tree at least
3 feet away from any heat
source and near an outlet.
Safely dispose of the
tree when needles begin
dropping. Dried-out trees
are highly flammable.
Before using a ladder
outdoors, choose a location
away from power lines.
Coming in contact with live
wires can be fatal. Place the
ladder on level ground and
open it completely, making
sure all locks are engaged.
Home candle fires are
on the rise, according to
the SCFD. Use caution


with candles to avoid fires
and burn injuries, and
follow these precautions:
Place candles away
from flammable items.
Never place candles on a
tree. Stay awake in a room
where candles are being
burned. Extinguish all
candles before going to
sleep or leaving a room.
Keep candles, match-
es and lighters out of the
reach of children and
pets.
In a power outage, it
is safer to use flashlights
or other light sources
generated by batteries.
Never use a candle for
light when checking pilot
lights or fueling equip-
ment such as kerosene
heaters or lanterns as
the flame could ignite
flammable vapors.
*When cooking, watch
the stove. Three in every


10 home fires start in the
kitchen.
Make sure you have
a fire extinguisher in the
kitchen and know how to
use it.
Provide smokers with
deep, non-tip ashtrays;
wet contents and empty
often. Check furniture
for smoldering cigarette
butts.
If there is a fire in the
home, leave immediately
and call 9-1-1. Make sure
the family has an escape
plan and knows where to
go. Once outside, never
go back inside for pets or
any reason. Pets are low
to the ground and can
more easily escape.
In case of fires, smoke
alarms saves lives, but
it's crucial to make sure
they are working, said
Sarasota County Fire
Marshal John Reed.


Always have working
smoke alarms on every
level in your home and
check them monthly.
Change the batteries at
least twice a year. If your
smoke alarm is "chirping"
or intermittently beeping,
replace the battery. Never
borrow the smoke alarm
battery or disconnect it.
Replace smoke alarms
every 10 years. Have one
near sleeping areas. Plan
regular fire drills setting
off the smoke alarm so
all know what to do when
the alarm sounds.
Pick a family meeting
place outside where every-
one can meet. Consider
the special needs of
someone with a disability
and how to help him or
her out of the home.
For more information
about the county's Smoke
Alarm program, fire


prevention or questions
about escape plans, call
941-861-2290.
Also, think about
emergency preparedness,
including:
Emergency prepared-
ness kits for home, car
and office.
National Oceanic
and Atmospheric
Administration weather
radio, either hand-crank
or battery-operated.
Hand-crank flashlight
for home, car and office
and hand crank cell
phone charger.
Pet disaster kit.
Multi-tool or Swiss
army knife.
Visit www.ready.gov for
more information about
creating preparedness
kits. For more general
safety information,
visit Scgov.net or call
941-861-5000.


Nursing classes start at SCF


FROM STATE COLLEGE
OF FLORIDA

State College of
Florida, Manatee-
Sarasota (SCF) will offer
information sessions
for those interested
in applying for the
Associate in Science
(A.S.) in Nursing Degree
Program.
Information sessions
are scheduled at the fol-
lowing three campuses:
Monday, Jan. 13,
10 a.m., at SCF
Bradenton, 5840 26th St.
W, building 29, room
106;
*Wednesday, Jan. 22,
5 p.m., at SCF Venice,


8000 South Tamiami Trail,
building 800, room 857;
and
Monday, Jan. 27,
1 p.m., at SCF Lakewood
Ranch, 7131 Professional
Pkwy. E., Medical
Technology & Simulation
Center, room 203.
The application period
for the summer 2014 LPN-
to-RN Transition Program,
which allows a qualified
licensed practical nurse
(LPN) to complete evening
and weekend courses to
become a registered nurse
(RN), is Feb. 1-March 15.
The LPN-to-RN Transition
Program now requires
applicants to have
completed 30 prerequisite


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and general academic
requirements to be eligible
to apply.
The application period
for the basic fall 2014 A.S.
in Nursing Degree Program
is April 1-May 15. Students
eligible for the basic AS.
in Nursing Program must
have completed prereq-
uisite courses and passed
the nursing entrance
examination.
For more information,
call the A.S. in Nursing de-
partment at 941-752-5209
or contact Julie Darner,
SCF health professions
specialist, at damerj@scf.
edu. Visit Scf.edu/nursing.
Maps and directions are
online at Scf.edu/maps.


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The Florida Department
of Health in Sarasota
County's Health in Motion
Mobile Medical Unit staff
will provide free and low-
cost health services during
January.
Services offered include
diabetes education and
screening, blood pressure
tests, pregnancy testing,
HIV testing, body mass
index (BMI) measurement,
adult immunizations and
health education; however,
not all services, including
immunizations, are offered
at all sites.
The staff also helps
those who lack medical


insurance and do not have
a health care provider to
find a medical home for
ongoing health care.
No appointment is
needed. Some services are
free, including HIV rapid
testing with results in
20 minutes. Other
services are provided on a
sliding-fee scale based on
income. A registered nurse
is available at all sites.
While these services are
most often provided in a
40-foot-long bus, there
are times when services
are provided inside the
facilities visited.
The following is a sched-
ule of dates and locations


event sponsors


941-484-4434


for the mobile unit:
Laurel: Wednesday,
Jan. 15,2-5 p.m., U.S.
Department of Agriculture
(USDA) food distribution
program, Sandra Sims
Terry Community Center,
509 Collins Road.
Venice: Wednesday,
Jan. 8,9:30 a.m.-noon, U.S.
Department of Agriculture
(USDA) food distribu-
tion program, Venice
Community Center, 326 S.
Nokomis Ave.; Wednesday,
Jan. 22,9:30 a.m.-noon,
The Salvation Army Family
Store, 1160 South U.S. 41
Bypass; and Wednesday,
Jan. 22,1-3 p.m., Habitat
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successor
10 job
14 Aftershave
additive
15'Tales of Trail and
Town" author
16 Super
17 Breeders'Cup
track
19 Paid attendance
20 Soft drink options
21 Hangout
featuring doo-
wop music
23 Doo-wop_-
24 Uganda's Amin
27 Toll booth waiter
28 Horticulturist with
a berry named
for him
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37 Sucking-up type
38Anklebones
39 Watertight
frames
42 Oscar-
nominated Peter
Fonda role
43 Home that may
include a tunnel
45 Ostensible
472000 Ben Affleck
thriller
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51 Parisian pal
52 Peter, Paul and
Mary: Abbr.
55 Periodically
60 Bowler's
concern
62 Former student
63 Classic Leroy
Anderson holiday
tune
66 Popular bar
game
67 Old piano
craftsman's raw
material
68 Word in many
golf tournament
names
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store
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workplace
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for him": Donne
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shopper's
accumulation
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enclosure
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sponsoring org.
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say
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listing


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cookies
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the enemy suit shows 10 or more
points and a fit for partner, bid two
diamonds. Otherwise, bid two
spades.

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you hold:

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With the opponents silent, partner
opens one no trump. How would you
proceed?

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good day, you'll locate a spade fit.
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you can bid three no trump next.
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diamonds, denying a major and
indicating that the opponents have 10
or more hearts, we would not gamble
on three no trump. Bid three
diamonds and pass three no trump
should partner bid it.

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hold:

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The bidding:
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What call would you make?

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spades. Two no trump is out with no
heart stopper. What choices are left?
Only pass and three clubs. We like
three clubs.


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you hold:

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Your right-hand opponent opens one
spade. What call would you make?

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opponents compete to two spades,
you can double at your next turn,
showing support for the other suits,
as well as your five diamonds. You
are not strong enough to double first
and then bid diamonds later.

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you hold:

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The bidding:
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bit lighter in third seat in case partner
passed a hand like this in first seat.
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you pass.

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you hold:

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make?

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the opening three-bid in clubs must
include some hands with only a six-
card suit. A really good suit like this
is perfect.

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partner Capt. Woody
Kissell, founders of
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Warriors, recently pre-
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ciation to local business-
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2150, or 941-468- 2566.
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Jim O'Brien presents a
plaque of appreciation
to David Dignam of
Key Agency Inc. for its
generous donation
of $1,000 to provided
free fishing trips for
wounded veterans.


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Venice student an 'Outstanding Graduate'


FROM STATE COLLEGE OF
FLORIDA
Venice resident
Jason Patry received
the Outstanding
Baccalaureate Graduate
Award during Winter
2013 commencement
services of State College
of Florida, Manatee-
Sarasota (SCF), held
Dec. 16 at the Bradenton
Area Convention Center,
Palmetto.
Of the 906 associate
and baccalaureate degree
students who were
eligible for graduation,
218 associate graduates
and 37 baccalaureate
graduates were expected
to participate in the
ceremony.
While at SCF, Patry
helped with the
STEMsmart Summit
(science, technology,
engineering and math),
received the 2012
Excellence in Energy
Technology Management
(ETM) Award, served on
the ETM advisory board,
worked as a lab assis-
tant, and promoted the
program to local officials,
middle and high school
students, and community
organizations.
He was a tutor in the


Academic Resource
Center, member of Alpha
Mu Upsilon chapter of
Phi Theta Kappa Honor
Society, and volunteer
and fundraiser for the
Lymphoma and Leukemia
Society. After graduating
with a bachelor of applied
science in energy tech-
nology management, he
plans to pursue a career
in the alternative energy
field.
Other finalists for
the Outstanding
Baccalaureate Graduate
Award were Andrew Blix,
Sarasota; Angela Ford,
Bradenton; and Shirley
Parrado, Bradenton.
Funding for SCF's
Outstanding Graduate
Award was provided by
the SCF Foundation Inc.
An Outstanding
Graduate Award is pre-
sented to both a bacca-
laureate-level student and
an associate-level student
and who have shown
superior leadership,
academic achievement
and community service
while attending SCF.
Sarasota resident
Patrick Odell was
the recipient of the
Outstanding Associate
Graduate Award. Odell
overcame drug and


alcohol addiction to
achieve his dream of a
college education. He
serves as a recovery help-
line volunteer, a group
leader at 360 Church,
and a mentor, recovery
meeting chair, driver and
case manager for the
Salvation Army.
At SCF, Odell was a
member of the Nu Zeta
chapter of Phi Theta
Kappa Honor Society. He
received the Genevieve
and Grainger Husted
Scholarship through the
SCF Foundation Inc. and
the Selby Achievement
Scholarship. Odell is
pursuing a bachelor's
degree in psychology at
the University of South
Florida and plans to
earn a master's degree in
mental health care.
Other finalists for the
Outstanding Associate
Graduate Award were
Bethany Garriott,
Sarasota; Christina
Hladky, Venice; Sean
Palmieri, Sarasota;
Philann Prendergast,
Port Charlotte; and Carl
Prinner, North Port.
The graduation speaker
was SCF alumna Linda
Larsen, an international
award-winning speaker,
author and former


professional actress.
Larsen graduated in
1982 from SCF, then
Manatee Community
College, and later earned
a bachelor of science in
social work, master of
fine arts in professional
actor training, and the
certified speaking pro-
fessional designation,
which is the highest
earned certification in the
speaking industry.
Larsen, a Sarasota
resident, is the author
of two books, six video
programs and two audio
programs, including the
best-selling "12 Secrets
to High Self-Esteem."
She has spoken at
more than 1,000 events
worldwide for groups
such as the American
Heart Association, eBay
Europe, Jaguar Cars and
Chevron.
Program participants
included SCF President
Dr. Carol E Probstfeld;
Dr. Donald Bowman,
vice president of student
affairs; Gary Russell, vice
president of academic
affairs; Dr. Joni Pirnot,
professor, mathematics;
Kristen Zaborski, instruc-
tor, business and tech-
nology; Rev. Eric Cooter
and Rev. Bryan O'Carroll,


PHOTO COURTESY OF STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA
Jason Patry, of Venice, is honored as Outstanding Baccalaureate
Graduate during the Winter 2013 graduation ceremony of State
College of Florida.


campus ministries; and
Carl Prinner, SCF Venice
Student Government
Association president.
The national anthem
was sung by the SCF
Chamber Choir directed
by Melodie Dickerson,
SCF music program direc-
tor, and the processional


and recessional were
performed by the SCF
Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Robyn Bell,
SCF director of instru-
mental studies.
Peg Beck, executive di-
rector of human resourc-
es, was the macebearer in
the ceremony.


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VMS choruses, band celebrate the season
The Venice Middle School Beginning and Advanced choruses combine to sing a song in Swahili at
the VMS Winter Concert Dec. 18.


PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE MOOSE LODGE 1308

Little moose = big comfort for little ones
Members of the Venice Fire Department received Tommy Moose dolls from Venice Moose
Lodge No. 1308 Dec. 13 to be given to children who find themselves in traumatic situa-
tions. The dolls are a source of comfort for the children. Junie Fontana, past governor of
the local Moose Lodge, delivered the dolls that also have been given to the Venice Police
Department and Venice Regional Medical Center.


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DECEMBER 25, 2013


AROUND TOWN


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


PHOTOS BY FRAN VALENCIC
Santa Claus, aka Richard Appell, arrived at the community tree
lighting at Blalock Park on a motorcycle. Children gathered
around him and welcomed visiting with him on a perfect Venice
evening.


Bill Millner, the Venice Concert Band and all the Band Aides wish everyone a Merry
Christmas. The Christmas Concert included the annual Twelve Days of Christmas audience Janie Ewell, the new volunteer student
participation, one of the most popular events of the concert season, activity coordinator at the Triangle
Inn, and Mrs. Claus, aka Audrey Riggs,
add to the fun at the community tree
lighting at Blalock Park.


Santa Claus, aka Chuck Sidlow, plays a game with boys and girls (From left) Emily and Charlotte Dixon and Peyton Vaughn, students at Out of Door
at the Breakfast with Santa at Pinebrook Rehab Center. Chuck is Academy, became Santa's helpers, wrapping gifts for the annual bike giveaway. At the Rebekah Meredith opens her brown
a clown with Circus Sarasota and is a founding member of their party at Epiphany Cathedral, the girls served food and helped Santa distribute the gifts, bag full of toys and treasures at
community outreach. This year, about 120 bikes went to happy boys and girls. Epiphany Parish Hall.


This is what Christmas spirit looks like


FRAN VALENCIC
Merry Christmas.
I am happy to spend my
favorite day of the year with
you.
"Boys, look at the kid's faces
when they see Santa Claus.
That's why we're here. That's
the spirit of Christmas." Rich
Carroll told the Venice Indians


baseball players as they
watched Santa Claus, Venice
Police Chief Tom McNulty,
arrive at Epiphany Cathedral
Parish Hall.
About 150 families ate pizza
and waited for Santa to pass
out the presents and bikes.
Thanks to generous contrib-
utors like Michael and Clare
Dixon and a long list of others,
the project has given about
2,500 bikes in more than 15
years. Rich and Nancy Carroll,
their friends and volunteers
know the meaning of love.

Santas for Seniors
Mike Levine, his Home
Instead team and the
Wolfpack students of Nicole


Venice High School volleyball player Haylee Renouff shows
Summit of Venice resident Greg Weldon a new package of socks
he received from the Santa for Seniors Program sponsored by
Home Instead and organized and coordinated by Mike Levine.


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Summit of Venice resident Frances Cook enjoys getting her nails
polished for the holidays by Karlee Ream while Ryan Miller
helps by holding the polish. Ryan is a Venice Indian baseball
player while Karlee is a Lady Indian volleyball star.


Wolfe's and Bev Alden's
classes, earned a special
hug this year. The Wolfpack
students spent days wrapping
presents, then organizing and
helping distribute the gifts
purchased by generous Bealls
Department Store shoppers.
The morning at Summit of
Venice was Christmas Magic.
It looked like grandchildren
and grandparents spending
time together. Everyone did a
little chair yoga and decorated
cookies and muffins. There
was a lot of storytelling. It was
a happy time.

Joy To The World
Since Thanksgiving,
I've attended about 40


holiday-related events. It has
been an honor to witness so
many people bringing joy to
our wonderful world called
Venice. I hope everyone sits
back today and gives them-
selves a pat on the back for a
job well-done.

One of our best
The special person of this
week is Elaine Chamard,
the Activities Director and
Certified Music Therapist at
Sunummit of Venice. This nice
lady treats residents at Summit
as though they were her mom
or dad, aunt or uncle.
Elaine gets the residents in-
volved. They take turns calling
Bingo, they help decorate and
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make decorations for celebra-
tions and they help organize
the monthly funny money
store. Elaine recently took a
group out to look at the Venice
Christmas lights.
Elaine is now working on a
Silver Wish project. It is like the
Make AWish but for seniors.
She recently fulfilled a wish
for a 90+ senior by getting her
a bathing suit and taking her
swimming. Elaine celebrates the
Christmas Spirit and earns her
wings every day. She 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.


Faith Nicholson chats with Santa, aka Chuck Sidlow, at Pine-
brook Rehab at their annual Breakfast with Santa.


Venice High School baseball team players were Rich Carroll's
go-to guys at the annual bike giveaway. They are (in back
I-r) Nick Gerzeny, Jon Dougherty, Ryan Dynka, Eric Brown, (in
center) Trey Schaetzer and (front, I-r) Jake Grubbs and Tyler
Gardner. The boys delivered bikes, helped organize the bike
giveaway, served food and helped with cleanup.


Summit of Venice activity director Elaine Chamard serves
muffins during the Santa for Seniors party sponsored by Home
Instead.
Ryan Miller
helps Summit of
Venice resident
Mary McAulay
open her Santa
for Seniors
present. Ryan
and the other
Santa for Seniors
students from
Venice High
are part of the
Wolfpack. Their
teacher is guid-
ance counselor
Nicole Wolfe.


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BIG DOGS LIVE TRIVIA CHALLENGE,
7 p.m.- 9 30 p.m. Free to play. Top three teams
share 5100 in gift certificates. Chubby'z Tavern,
4109Tamiami Trail, Port Chor lotte 941-613-0002.
KARAOKE WITH VALLERIE, 5 30 p.m.
9 30. Allegro Bistro, 1740 E. Venice Ave., IVenice.
941-484-1889.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 5 30p.m.-
close. Flanagan's Pub, 761 Venice Bypass, Venice.
941-240-2675.
FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH
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.,
Eglei .cxd. www.newbluelagoon.com.
WINE TASTING, noon 6 p.m. Complimentary.
Catania's Winery, 524 Paul Morris Dr., Etglei t-oold.
941-4757553.
BINGO, 7 15 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Play for


S1. Proceeds to benefit children charities. Rotonda
Elks, 303 Rotonda Blvd. East, Rotondlo. 941
697-2710.
MIKE IMBASCIANI, (Blues music),
Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St.,
Englet.ool. 941-475-7501.
LEMON BAY BARBERSHOP CHORUS,
6 30 p.m. Rehearsal open to the public. Christ
Lutheran Church, 701 N. Indiana Ave., Englei t.oold.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 6 15 p.m.
Enqlewood Moose 1933, 55 W. Dearborn St.,
Englet.oodl. 941-473-2670.
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. Buffalo Wild Wings.
4301 Aiden Lane, North Port. 941-429-9722.
KARAOKE BY DJ DON AND JO,6p.m. It's
pasta night at the Sons of Italy, 57.50 for members,
and 58.50 for guests. Sons of Italy, 3725 Easy St., Port
Ohorlotte. Call for reservations, 941-764-9003.


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Wed. Closed Merry Christmas
1"hurs. Mike lmbasciani 7ppm
Fri. Mac Daddy 7pm
Sat. Ellie Lee & Blues fury 7pm

KARAOKE WITH DJ'DON'QUIEDO,
7p.m. 10 p.m. The Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami
Trail, Port Chorlotte. 941-629- 3050.
GUITAR ARMY, 6 p.m. 10 p.m. Gilchnrist Park,
Punto Gordlo.
FRANK GREATHOUSE, (accousti jazz),
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Presseller's Restaurant, 209 W. Olympia
Ave., Punito GorCdlo.
GULF COAST BANJO SOCIETY, (live
music), 11 a.m.- 130 p.m. Snook Haven Restaurant,
5000 E. Venice Ave., Venice.
JAZZ IZZ IT, (jazz with Debra, Mike, Ernie and
Randy), 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. The Allegro Bistro, 1740 E.
Venimce 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.

* FRIDAY

DERRICK SCOTT BAND, (live music),
Rattler's Old West Saloon,1I11 W. Oak St., Arcodlo
BLUEGRASS BASH, 1 p.m. -4 p.m., feature
ing three area bands, 57 donation. Craig's RV Resort,
7895 NECubitis Ave., Arcodlio
THE FLASHBACKS, (live music 6 p.m.-
9 p.m. Blue Lagoon Restaurant, 2000 Oyster Creek
Dr., En/glei .oodl. 941-475-1030.
BLACK VELVET, (live music 6 30 p.m.
10 30 p.m. Englewood Eagles 3885, 250 Old Engle
wood Rd., Englei Lood. 941-474-9802.
SOLID CORE BAND, (live music), 7 p.m.
11 p.m. Flounders Restaurant and Tiki Bar, 1975
Beach Rd., Englei Loodl Beoch. 941-460-8280.
TWICE AS NICE, Iive nj, ic1 6p.m. 10 p.m.
Englewood Moose Lodge, 55 West Dearborn St.,
Englei Lt.oodl. 941-473-2670.
TOUCHTUNES KARAOKE, 9 p.m. The
New Faull Inn, 2670 Placida Rd., Englei t.oold.
941-697-8050.
WINETASTING, noon 6p.m. Complimentary.
Catania's Winery, 524 Paul Morris Dr., Englei t.oold.
941-475-7553.
JIMMY JAY, (live music), 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. La
Stanza Restaurant, 285 W. Dearborn St., En/glei .oc/l.
941-475-1355.
BINGO, 515p.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., Eiglet .ool. 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.
KARAOKE, with Mark McKinley. 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
North Port Family Restaurant, 14525 Tamiami Trail,
North Port 941-426-9885.
BINGO, 11 a.m. All proceeds benefit the
Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. Port Charlotte
Elks Lodge 2153,20225 Kenilworth Blvd., Port
Chor/wotte. 941-627-4313 ext. 115.
BINGO, 5 30 p.m. Port Charlotte VFW Post 5690,
23204 Freedom Ave., Port Cholonte 941-467-4447.
KARAOKE WITH RON, 7 p.m. John Hall's
Goal Post, 3575 Tamiami Trail, Port Chorlotte.
941-979-9933.
GARY AND KERRI, 5 p.m. 8 p.m. on the
patio. The Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port
Chorlotte. 941-629-3050.
TUCKERS GRADE, (live music), 9 p.m.
1 a.m. The Portside Tavern, 3636Tamiami Trail, Port
ChOrlotte. 941-629- 3055.
KARAOKE WITH THE CONNECTION,
8p.m. midnight. Nemos in Bowland, 3192 Harbor
Blvd., Port Chorlotte. 941-625-4794.
FREEMONT JOHN, (live music), 5 p.m.
9 p.m. Fishermen's Village, 1200 W Retta Esplanade
#57A,Punito Go-lo. 941-575-3007.
ROCK 'N RHYTHM, (live music), 6 30 p.m.
10 30 p.m. Punta Gorda Elks, 2532 Shore Dr., Punto
Gordlo. 941-637-2606
LESLIE DACOSTA, (live nj'( i i p S i r p n-i
Presseller's Restaurant, 209 W. Olympia Ave., Punto
GoidCo.
DENNY PEZZIN, (live music), 6 30 p.m.
9 30 p.m. Deep Creek Elks Club, 1133 Capricorn Blvd.
Pun to Gordlo 941-764-6825.
KARAOKE WITH DJ JOHN, 9 p.m.
midnight. Applebees Venice, 4329 Tamiami Trail,
1Venice. 941-497-7740.
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

DERRICK SCOTT BAND, (live music),
Rattler's Old West Saloon, 111 W. Oak St., Arcod-o
BLUEGRASS BASH, 1 p.m.- 4 p.m., feature
ing three area bands, 57 donation. Craig's RV Resort,
7895 NE Cubitis Ave., Arcodoio
CRASH 'N BASH, 4 30 p.m. Races, dem
olition derby, and more. Admission 515, children
under 10 free with adult. DeSoto Speedway, 21000A
SR. 64E. Broclenton 941-748-3171.
SHOT GUN JUSTICE, (live music), Floun
ders Restaurant and Tiki Bar, 1975 Beach Rd.,
Ei/glet i .oodl Beoch. 941-460-8280.
THREE OF A KIND, (live music), 6 30
p.m. 10 30 p.m. Englewood Eagles 3885, 250 Old
Englewood Rd., E,/glei .ool. 941-474-9802.
KARAOKE, 7 p.m. Pig N Whistle, Placida Plaza,
Gasparilla Road, Englei .oodl. 941-698-0021.
DENNY PEZZIN, (live music), 6 30 p.m.
9 30 p.m. Beyond the Sea Restaurant and Supper Club,
3555 S. A((ccess Rd., Englei .coox)dL. 941-474-1400.
MARTY MOSS, (live music), 1 p.m. 5 p.m.
Pool party, music at Cape Haze Marina, 6950 Placida
Rd, Eiglei t.ool. 941-698-1110.
BEANS AND SEEDS, (live music), 6 30 p.m.
10 30 p.m. Farlow's On The Water, 2820 S. McCall Rd.,
Englei ,oodl. 941-474-5343.
VERMONT'S EASY STREET, (live Cajun


music) 7 p.m. 9 p.m. The Zydeco Grille, 8501
Placida Rd, Einglet t.ool. 941-828-1472.
JIMMY JAY, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. La Stanza
Restaurant, 285 W. Dearborn St., Eingleti tocxl. 941-
475-1355.
WINETASTING, noon 6p.m. Complimentary.
Catania's Winery, 524 Paul Morris Dr., Engleti .oold.
941-475-7553.
ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST,8 a.m.
10a.m. 55. Englewood VFW, 550 N. McCall Rd.,
Englel t.oodl. 941-474-7516.
ELLIE LEE & BLUES FURY, (live music,
Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St.,
Englettoodl. 941-475-7501.
BINGO, 1 p.m. VFW, 550 N. McCall Rd.,
Englet i .oodl. 941-474-7516.
JIM MORRIS, (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.
DOO WOP DENNY, (live music), 7 p.m.
10p.m. The Saltwater Cafe, 1071 Tamiami Trail,
Nokomis. 941-488-3775.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 12pni -Sprni
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North Port ')41-240-2:275
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.
941441-7078.
THE GOLDTONES, (live music), 6 30 p.m.
9 30 p.m. Portofino Waterfront Dining, 23241
Bayshore Rd, Port Chorlotte. 941-743-2800.
KITT MORAN, (jazz), 7 p.m.-10 p.m.J.D.'s
Bistro Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Chor/lotte.
941255-0994.
KARAOKE, Port Charlotte VFW Post 5690,23204
Freedom Ave., Port Chorlotte. 941-467-4447.
KARAOKE WITH THE CONNECTION,
8p.m.-midnight. Nemos in Bowland, 3192 Harbor
Blvd., Port Chorlonte 941-625-4794.
KARAOKE WITH DJ'DON'QUIEDO,
9p.m. 1 a.m. Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail,
Port Chorlotte. 941-629-3055.
PUNTA GORDA FARMERS MARKET,
8a.m. 1 p.m. Taylor Street and W. Olympia Avenue,
Punito Gordco.
OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET, 8 30a.m.-
1 p.m. Punta Gorda Histori Train Depot Antique and
Collect tables Mall, 1009 Taylor Road and Carmalita
Street, Punto Gordlo 941-639-6774.
DOUG AND GEORGE, (jazzduo), 5 p.m.
9 p.m. Presseller's Restaurant, 209 W. Olympia Ave.,
Punoto Gordco.
VENICE FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m.-noon.
On Tampa Avenue, between Nokomis and Nassau
Avenues in Historic Dot L ntoi ln Venice. Local pro-
duce, plants, flowers, crafts, jewelry, soaps, imported
oils, seafood, pastries and more.
FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH PAVILION,
8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Certified yoga instructor with 35
years of experience. Vetic-e Beoch Poilion

* SUNDAY

JOY ANDTHE GANG, (live music), 8 p.m.-
10 30 p.m. Arcadia Bus Rally at Turner Agri Civic
Center, 2250 NE Roan St., Arcdc-lio
BLUE PLATE DINNER, 4 p.m.- 6p.m. S6.
Karaoke from 4 p.m. 7 p.m. VFW, 550 N. McCall
Rd., Englett.oodl. 941-474-7516.
BREAKFAST AT ENGLEWOOD ELKS,
8 a.m.-noon. 56.50 all you can eat. Englewood Elks,
401 N. Indiana Ave., Englet .oodl. 941-474-1404.

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"ENGLEWOOD'S 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.
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.
COCONUT RADIO, (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, 9a.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 milkfor $5.99 donation.
AMVETS Post 312,7050 Chancellor Blvd., North Port.
941-276-1300.
THE SOUTHERN GOSPEL SINGERS,
(live music), 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for mem-
bers, $13 for non-members. Cultural Center of
Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Char-
lotte. 941-625-4175.
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 gardens are
available. A $5 suggested donation gets you a plant
to take home. History Park, 501 Shreve St., Punta
Gorda. 941-380-6814.
MYSTIC RIVER BAND, (live music),


2p.m.- 5 p.m. Tilly's Tap, 3149 Duncan Rd.,
Punta Gorda. 941-505-0798.
FREEYOGA AT VENICE BEACH
PAVILION, 8:30 a.m. Certified yoga instructor with
35 years of experience. Venice Beach Pavilion.

* MONDAY

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. AM VETS 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.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, Port Charlotte
VFW Post 5690,23204 Freedom Ave., Port Charlotte.
941-467-4447.
DUAL-SAX RON AND THE HORNETS,
(jazz), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Allegro Bistro, 1740 E.
Venice Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889.
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.
FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH
PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Certified yoga
instructor. Venice.


Winner of the Punta Gorda Chamber's /
"Non-profit Business of theYear" Award!
Peace River Wildlife Center, 3400 W. Marion Ave.
Ponce deLeon Park, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
www.PeaceRiverWildlifeCenter.org
941-637-3830 -1


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* TUESDAY

NEW YEAR'S EVE COUNTDOWN,
6 30 p.m. 12 30 a.m. Live music with J. Jaye Steele
& PUSH. The Crazy Olive Restaurant, 1141 Pine Island
Rd., SW., Cope Corol. 239-673-6999.
NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY, 6p.m.Two
entertainers Kate Keys (6 p.m.) and The Sensations
(8 p.m.). S15 plus tax. Dancing, party favors, free
champagne toast at midnight. Full cash bar& special
menu. Beyond the Sea Restaurant and Supper Club,
3555S. Access Rd., Eniglei toodl. 941-474-1400.
VERMONT'S EASY STREET, (live Cajun
music) 9 p.m. -midnight. Special menu, RSVP
recommended. Also live music 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. by
JR Davis and Swinging Bridge. The Zyde(o Grille,
8501 Placida Rd, Eingleti ool. 941-828 1472.
FREE BLUEGRASS MUSIC,6 p.m.- 8p.m.
Weather permitting, bring lawn chairs, flashlights
and coolers. Bay Heights Park, 1000 S. Indiana Ave.,
Eniglei ,oold.
NEW YEARS EVE PARTY WITH QUIET
FIRE, (live music Pre-titcketed affair. Englewood
Eagles 3885,250 Old Englewood Rd., Eiglet oold.
941-474-9802.
KARAOKE WITH BILL AND SHIRLEY,
6 p.m.- 9p.m. The Cove Bistro, 8300 Wiltshire, Suite
6, off Gasparilla Rd., across from the Pig N Whistle,
E'igleit oold.
KARAOKE WITH WAM, 6 p.m. 9 p.m. in
the courtyard at Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W.
Dearborn St., Eiglei t-oodl. 941 -475-7501.
NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION, 9 p.m.
- 1 a.m. RSVP recommended. Flounders Restaurant
and Tiki Bar, 1975 Beach Rd., Eniglei L.oodl Beoch.
941-460-8280.
NEW YEAR'S EVE AT PIG 'N' WHISTLE,
9 p.m.- midnight. Live music with Jimi Banks. Pig n'
Whistle, 47 Chailett Rd., Rotondlo. 941-698-0021.
JOY AND THE GANG, (live music), 8 p.m.-
midnight Port Charlotte Moose Lodge, 3462 [oveland
Blvd., Po t Cho otte. 941-629-1140.

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OPEN MIC NIGHT, 6 p.m. Lake View
Restaurant, 5605 S. McCall Road, Port Chorlone.
941-697-9200.
OPEN MIC NIGHT, 8 p.m. 11 p.m. Nemrno's
Sports Cafe at Bowland, 3192 Harbor Blvd., Port
Chorlone.
FREETEXAS HOLD'EM POKER,7 p.m.
Porky's Roadhouse, 4300 Kings Highway, Port
Chorlonte. 941-629-2114.
BINGO, 11 a.m. All proceeds benefit the
Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. Port Charlotte
Elks Lodge 2153,20225 Kenilworth Blvd., Port
Chortonte 941-627-4313eext. 115.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 6 p.m. -c(lose.
Dean's North of the Border, 23063 Harborview Blvd.,
Port Chorlotte. 941-743-6100.
A NEW YEAR'S EVE CABARET
STARRING MELISSA CRIPPS, 7 30 p.m.,
Tickets are 535. Charlotte Players Langdon
Playhouse, 1182 Market Circle, Port Chorlotte.
941-255-1022 or www.charlot teplayers.org.
NEW YEAR'S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA,
(live music Gator DJ, Michael Hirst), 5p.m. 12 30a.m.
Family friendly festivities, restaurants'specials, and
more. Fishermen's Village, 1200W Retta Esplanade
#57A, Punitoi Godlo. 941-639-8721 or www.
hfishville.com.
3rd ANNUAL BLOWTHE SUN DOWN,
5 30 p.m. Gathering of people with conch shell horns,
whistles, drums, other noisemakers as sun sets to
bring good luck and prosperity. Gilchrist Park, Punito
Gordo. 941-505-1915.
AMERICAN MADE, (live music), Wyvern
Rooftop, 101 E. ReHta Esplande, PuLoit Gordo.
941-639-7700.
POP THE CORK PARTY,9 p.m.- 12 30a.m.
For 21 and up, standing room only. Tickets (585 in
advance, 585 day) of include appetizers, cham
pagne toast at midnight and four drinks. Live
music by The Flats. Hard Rock Cafe, 5223 Orient
Rd., Toipo. 813 -627-7757 or t(ketmaster.om.
ROCKIN' NEW YEAR'S EVE
POOLSIDE PARTY,9 p.m.- 1 a.m. For 21 and
up, standing room only. Tickets 535. Cash bar, (om-
plimentary champagne toast at midnight, entertain
ment by Coo Coo Ca Choo. Hard Rock poolside,
5223 Orient Rd., Tompo. 813-627-7757 or
ti(cketmaster.com
WEST COASTTOAST, 1 a.m. 6a.m.
For 21 and up, advance standing room only tickets or
pay cover at door. DJ music, live West Coast TV feeds
of major (ity"ball drops as different time zones
reach midnight. Hard Rock Cafe, 5223 Orient Rd.,
To oipo. 813 -627-7757 or RockTampa.com.
FIRE & ICE A NEW YEAR'S EVE
CELEBRATION, 7 30 p.m. social hour/cash
bar, 8 30 p.m. buffet. Music by Main Street,
champagne at midnight. Red, white, silver
apparel suggested, jacket required. Members 550,
guests S55. The Italian American Club of Venice,
1375 Rinmgling Dr. S. Venice. 941-493-8883 or
941 966 3857.


h Venice Antique

SShow B Sale
Saturday, January 41h 1Oam 5pm
Sunday, January 51h lOam 4pm
American. European & Asian Antiques. Jewelry.
Silver: Art. Glass. Pottery China. Ephemera. Dolls and Much More!
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OPENING THISWEEK
47Ronin
PG-13 I Intense sequences of violence, some
disturbing images, intense sequences of action and
thematic elements.
Keanu Reeves makes an explosive return to action-ad-
venture in 47 Ronin. After a treacherous warlord kills their
master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai
vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people.
Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land,
this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai (Reeves) -
a half-breed they once rejected as they fight their way
across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting
witchcraft and wondrous terrors.
Grudge Match
PG-13 1 sports action violence, sexual content
and language.
Pittsburgh boxers Billy"The Kid"McDonnen (Robert
De Niro) and Henry"Razor"Sharp (Sylvester Stallone)
shared a fierce rivalry back in the 1980s. Each had scored
a victory in two matches, but on the eve of their decisive
third bout, Henry suddenly announced his retirement,
effectively ending both boxers'careers. Thirty years later,
boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr. (Kevin Hart) makes Billy
and Henry an offer they can't refuse: Return to the ring
and settle the score once and for all.
Justin Bieber's Believe
Runtime: 1 hr. 31 min. I PG I Brief language and
mild thematic material.
Behind the headlines, beyond the spotlight there's
more to his story. Directed by Jon M. Chu (Never Say
Never, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) Justin Bieber's Believe captures
19-year-old Justin Bieber unfiltered and brutally honest.
In brand new interviews with Bieber, the movie reveals
long-awaited answers to questions about his passion to
make music, relationships and coming of age in the spot-
light as well as never-before-seen concert footage,
unprecedented behind-the-scenes access and special
appearances.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Runtime: 1 hr. 54 min. I PG I Some crude
comments, language and action violence.
Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller), an employee at Life
magazine, spends day after monotonous day developing
photos for the publication. To escape the tedium, Walter


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MOVIES NOW PLAYING
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues _I -
Runtime: 1 hr. 59 min. I Rated PG-13 w--
crude and sexual content, drug use,
language and comic violence. .
With the'70s behind him, San .'
Diego's top-rated newsman, Ron
Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to
the news desk in"Anchorman 2: q
The Legend Continues"Also back
for more are Ron's co-anchor
and wife, Veronica Corningstone
(Christina Applegate), weather man Brick
Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street
Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports k,
guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) all
of whom won't make it easy
to stay classy.., while taking ,
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channel by storm.
Walking with Dinosaurs I Rated PG
for creature action and peril and mild rude humor.
This family adventure story centers on
an underdog dinosaur as it triumphs to
become a hero for the ages. ''
The Hobbit: The Desolation of
Smaug I Runtime: 2 hr. 40 min. I
Rated PG-13 frightening 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,
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season under the direction of Maestro
Raffaele Ponti. Two sold-out concerts, seven
standing ovations, and wide critical acclaim
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Don't miss this EXHILARATING evening, in
which the CSO partners with the Visual Arts
Center to blend music and art. Many of the
areas most talented artists will display their
paintings inspired by the music of Pictures
at an Exhibition.


Serge Prokofiev's
Romeo and Juliet: Suite No. 2

Modest Mussorgsky's
Pictures at an Exhibition


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MOVIES
FROM PAGE 5
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. I
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.
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 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 Aren-
delle in eternal winter.
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. I 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 of his progeny and becomes involved in their
lives; however, when David's girlfriend announces her
pregnancy, she keeps her expectations 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.
"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 "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss
senses that a rebellion 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.
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, Sara-
sota, in the Sarasota Square Mall. Phone: 941-922-4900.
Regal Cinemas Hollywood Stadium 20 -
1993 Main St., Sarasota. Phone: 941-365-2000.


Join us for a fun weekend of talented crafters and artists offering original

& unique items at the Charlotte Harbor Event Center, 75

TaylorSt., Punta Gorda, Sat. 10 AM-5 PM & Sun. 10 AM-5 PM.

We provide convenient parking and unlimited daily re-entry throughout

the course of the show.You'll find a wonderful variety of

Jewelry, glass, pottery, baskets, paintings,

woodworking, sculpture, and much more!

"-I Admission ticket is only $3.


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':lickel stub for a chance to win cash prize drawings for $50 on both show

days. Our Grand Prize winner on Saturday will receive a Caribbean

Cruise for 2 and our Grand Prize winner on Sunday will receive an

Apple Mini iPad. Must be present to receive prizes.

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By DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT
One of the most beloved holiday ballets of all
time is coming to Punta Gorda this weekend.
"The Nutcracker" is the most widely performed
ballet in the world. Peter Tchaikovsky originally
composed the music in 1891 for Alexandre
Dumas'adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffman's tale "The
Nutcracker and the Mouse King,"and the current
version of the ballet performance was created
by renowned choreographer George Balanchine
in 1954.
Still performing Balanchine's ballet today
is The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre,
with its company of 60 dancers. The youngest
among the Russian theatres, it holds sacred and
maintains traditions started by the luminaries of
the company, the alumni of the St. Petersburg
school; spirituality of dance, dramatic effect and
the depth of the image penetration, combination
of the technical skills and emotionality of
performing.
The company's namesake, Russian-born dancer
Rudolf Nureyev, was one of the greatest male
dancers of the 20th century. Nureyev's influence
on the world of ballet drastically changed the
perception of male dancers, because in his
productions of the classics, the male roles were
given much more choreography than in earlier
productions.
His second very important influence was his
crossing the borders between classical ballet and
modern dance by dancing both, although he had
been trained only as a classical dancer. Today it is
quite normal for dancers to train in both styles,
but Nureyev was the one who started this trend.


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The State Ballet
Theatre of Russia
is based in the city
of Ufa, Nureyev's
hometown. Its tra-
ditional production
of "The Nutcracker"
features elaborate
sets and costumes,
along with the same
authentic Russian
choreography that
is performed by _
Moscow's famed
Bolshoi Ballet. Its
score, which includes "We it o the H:ier'"
"Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and "Waltz of the
Snowflakes" is considered one of Tchaikovsky's
most melodic and fondly remembered.
For the past 100 years, this classic ballet
has delighted audiences young and old,
even adding a bit of fantasy to a timeless
story. Featuring traditional choreography
and spectacular imagery, "The Nutcracker"
has become a holiday tradition that is not
to be missed and a wonderful way to enjoy
the season with friends and family.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m.
show on Friday, Dec. 27, at the Charlotte Harbor
Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta
Gorda. Doors open at 1 p.m. for the 2 p.m. show
on Saturday, Dec. 28. Tickets range from $25 to
$45 and can be purchased at the Event Center's
office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Tickets can also be purchased at www.
ticketmaster.com. For more information, call
941-833-5444.


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home on Christmas, and always


By ERIN MOORE
SUN CORRESPONDENT
The friendly staff at FamilyTable Restaurant
in North Port will be welcoming guests on
Christmas Day to dine in their spacious and
inviting restaurant.
Christmas dinner will offer a set menu
giving guests the choice of roast turkey, ham,
stuffed grouper with crab meat, lamb shank, or
a broiled seafood platter with grouper, shrimp
and scallops.
Celebrating their 20th anniversary in April,
FamilyTable Restaurant's longevity offers a
comforting familiarity to both the returning
clientele and the staff.
"We've been here 20 years;'said owner
Enver Zulbeari."We know most of the custom-
ers. We don't tryto come across as stuffy; we
try to make them feel at home!'
Zulbeari works with his two brothers Jeff
and Steve at the restaurant. Several of their
employees have been with them since opening
in 1994.
"It is a comfortable place,"Zulbeari said. "We
treat everyone well."
Many of the employees are either related to
one another or have grown to feel like a family
after working together for so many years.
Hostess Linda Hewitt greets customers as
though she were welcoming them into her
home. Hewitt's mother-in-law previously
worked at Family Table and now her daughter


has started working part time in the evenings.
"The management has always been really
good to me,";' Hewitt said. "They know all of us.
That's why they call it a family restaurant."
The 7,000-square-foot restaurant elegantly
trimmed with mahogany moldings has three
banquet rooms and a full bar.
"We have a lot of local clubs that meet
here on a regular basis,"Zulbeari said.
The banquet space has also beenri uejd for
wedding receptions. On Thursday evernriQ.;
the lounge hosts karaoke.
Zulbeari offers kitchen tours
at anytime.
"It is the cleanest -
restaurant you'll ever be in;
said server Heidi Winklhofer .
"The kitchen is spotless."
Winklhofer echoed the
sentiment of the familyfeel
of the establishment.
"You couldn't work for
better people,"she said. "They
treat everybody like family."
Between 7a.m. and
11 a.m., the $1.99 breakfast is
a big hit with customers. The
popular special features
two eggs, a choice of ham, _
bacon or sausage, and a
choice of home fries or grits,
and toast with purchase of
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Trail, North Port.


The Family Table's Christmas dinner will offer a set menu giving guests the choice of roast turkey,
ham, stuffed grouper with crab meat, lamb shank, or a broiled seafood platter with grouper,
shrimp and scallops.


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River City Grill owner has seen Punta Gorda flourish


Restaurant will be open for Christmas


By DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT
About 10 years ago, downtown Punta Gorda was
not the destination spot for restaurants and bars
that it is now.
As a matter of fact, River City Grill owner Doug
Amaral says that when he first looked at the Marion
Street building that he eventually bought, there
were no other restaurants on the street.
"I just went up the coast looking for a place to
invest in," he said. "I was driving to my hotel in
Punta Gorda and saw downtown, and I just fell in
love with it."
At the time, Amaral owned a restaurant on
Naples' tony 5th Avenue called the Mangrove Cafe.
He still owns it today, but makes his home base
in Charlotte County. The two restaurants are quite
different the one here is a casual American grill
and the one in Naples has a higher-end menu. But
there are some elements of that kind of menu that
Amaral hopes to bring to his Punta Gorda location.
"I'm a chef by trade, and I am determined to go
down that road here," he said. "That's why I have
my friend, who has the second largest scalloping
company in the country, ship me fresh scallops. And
I tryto make deals with local farmers and bring in
the best. People who have an interest in that type of
thing, I want to make it available to them."
That doesn't mean that his menu will be a
pretentious one that only appeals to a select few.
Amaral prides himself on having a comprehensive
selection, with carefully crafted, fresh dishes that
can appeal to most anyone.
"Our Dry Pack Sea Scallops have absolutely
become one of the big sellers," he said. "I am
getting them straight from the boat. And the pot
roast sells off the charts here we marinate it and
it's slow roasted."


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Being in the restaurant business for so long
(he's had his Naples site for more than 25
years) has allowed him to come into contact
and become friends with some very interesting
people. Sometimes, those people's names even
make their way onto a River City Grill menu.
"The Maddonini Chicken is a big seller," Amaral
said. "I've become friends with Joe Maddon
(manager for the Tampa Bay Rays) when he
was down here for Spring Training. That dish is
named after him."
Also as an homage to the Rays, Amaral has cre-
ated a popular steak dish called the "Tampa Strip,"
which he serves with sauteed Portobello mushrooms
and rosemary-roasted garlic butter. He asserts that this
steak is "just a bit betterthan NewYork."
When asked about the growth of downtown
Punta Gorda over the past 10 years around where
his restaurant is, Amaral says he feels very proud.
"My vision has come true," he said. "When we
opened the River City Grill, there was nothing on
this street. It's been a great ride watching this little
town flourish, and I'm glad I'm a part of it."
The River City Grill is at 131 West Marion Avenue in
Punta Gorda. It's open for lunch from 11 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and for dinner
from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and
from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The bar is
open from 4:30 to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
and from 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
And if you're hungry on Christmas day, River
City Grill will be open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a
limited menu.
They accept reservations for dinner and are
available for private parties and outside catering
opportunities. For more information, call 941-
639-9080, or visit the Facebook page or www.
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Fishermen's Village celebrates arrival of 2014


By GORDON BOWER
SUN CORRESPONDENT
Fishermen's Village in Punta Gorda is a prime shop-
ping and dining destination for Southwest Florida
and is equally well-known for its creative celebrations
during favorite holidays. Festooned with more than 1
million colorful lights, the waterside mall is at its best
during the end-of-the-year holiday season.
This year, it is reprising its popular New Year's Eve
celebration, which is designed to entertain the whole
family from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Best of all, the event
is totally free except for food and drink purchased at
one of the mall's many eateries, which will remain
open throughout the evening.
Last year's celebration drew several thousand
people, and marketing manager Kathy Burnam is
expecting even higher attendance this year.
"We had a packed house last year, with lots of
families and people having a good time/she said.
"We have even more festivities planned this year and
should have a record turnout for NewYear's Eve if all
goes as expected. We recently broke records for the


IF YOU GO
WHEN: 5 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 31, New Year's Eve
WHERE: Fishermen's Village, 1200W. Retta Esplanade, Furna ,'rda
INFO: Limited parking around the building is usuallyfull. larqe 1:1l anrid public 1:1
nearbyacross Retta Esplanade. There will be free entertairinrienl and niu, i': or faniilie
midnight NewYear's celebration, and restaurants will o-ler .;pe(Ilal dea. Fo:r nio:re
information, visit www.fishville.com.


boat parade and the Festival of Lights."
The reason for the popularity of the New Year's
bash is simple there's something for everyone to
enjoy.
"It just has a great family atmosphere, but you can
feel right at home if you're by yourself,"Burnam said.
"All the entertainment and other activities are free.
The restaurants will be open until midnight, but the
shops are closed:'
"It's not aimed at sales; it's designed to celebrate
the new year and give back to the community... It's
just a good community event;',"Burnam added.
Children will be kept busy throughout the entire


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... will light up Powel Crosley Estate on New Years Eve


By DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT
Plenty of folks have a winter home down in
Southwest Florida, but not many of them have the
kind of house that Cincinnati inventor and business-
man Powel Crosley built in north Sarasota in 1929.
The 11,000 square foot, 21-room, 10-bath Powel
Crosley home, named Seagate, was innovative for its
time, and was actuallythe first steel-framed private
residence built in the state of Florida. Placed on the
National Register of Historic Places in 1982, Seagate
was saved from commercial development and pur-
chased for renovation by Manatee County, which now
operates it as a meeting, conference and event venue.
Ihe hme'; early "1'lh (erinijurv (harmn anrd o;tuririq


IF YOU GO
The Speakeasy Soiree
WHERE: The Powel Crosley Estate,
8374 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
WHEN: from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31
TICKETS: Tickets are $35, which includes the
champagne toast and light bites. There will be no
tickets sold on the day of the event, so be sure to buy
them in advance at www.crosleysupperclub.com. For
more information, call 941-312-0000.

architectural elements make it the ideal place for this
year's New Year's Eve party a '20s-themed event
(aled the Spea.easy .,Soiree


PHOTOS PROVIDED


Above: The Masque of the Red Death Halloween party at the Powel Crosley estate was scary fun.


"This is the first New Year's Eve that we're going
to do this," said Kala Clark, food service director
for Milan Catering, the house caterer for events at
the estate. "The home is what lends itself to the
Speakeasytheme."
Tickets for the event, which have been sold as a
sit-down dinner, a soiree afterwards or both, have
been on sale for some time now. The dinner has been
sold out for a while, but tickets are still available for
the party in the courtyard.
"We got Chillounge to sponsor the event, so we'll


have lounge chairs out on the lawn," Clark said. "The
bourbon and cigar bar will be in the pavilion to the
right of the house. All of the lounge area will be out
under a tent bythe bay."
If guests choose to forgo relaxing for dancing,
there will be a DJ playing all the jazz and swing
classics in the '20s theme. The mansion will also be
open the whole time, so guests can go inside, if they
wish.

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The Powel Crosley home, named Seagate, is on the Sarasota Bay, and the courtyard is a beautiful
setting for a party like this one.


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GO THINGS TO DO


SUN PHOTOS BY
DEBBIE FLESSNER


At left: There are a
lot of great gift items
at Vom Fass, including
customized gift baskets.
If you are looking for
a special drink to ring
in the new year, Vom
Fass has something for
everyone.

At right: You can buy
S your liqueurs, oils
I and vinegars in
many different
bottle styles
and sizes.


Tasting fun at Vom Fass Sarasota

By DEBBIE FLESSNER
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owners of
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content, was banned in the United States for
about 100 years, up until 2007.
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wihal they 1vanrt"
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ability ,,o try before yo'u buy he Kay; believe hey
have (,nime up wnith a unique on(ep t that i; really
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The Habana Cigar Lounge


offers more than cigars


By DEBBIE FLESSNER t :i
SUN CORRESPONDENT
It's funny how your future
sometimes jumps right into '
your path. If you're not paying -
attention, you just might miss
the opportunities being placed --
in front of you.
Luckily, Jose Santiago and
Kathie Jette recognized that
they had discovered something
special when they stumbled
across the cigar business. That '
new passion eventually led them i
to open up the Habana Cigar
Lounge in Punta Gorda.
"We had lived in the Cayman
Islands for a year and while we
were there, we frequented a cou-
ple of cigar lounges there,"Jette
I
said. "When we got back from
the Caymans, we heard about this ..
cigar lounge coming up for sale "i
here and we jumped on it." '',
After they purchased the space, .
which had previously also been a
cigar bar, they began an extensive
remodeling project. As part of that Friends'
process, they tore up the old carpet
and installed hardwood floors, to
cut down on lingering smoky smells.
Then, they divided the space into
two suites.
"On one side, we have the humidor and cigars
and accessories that we sell,"Jette said. "On the
other side, we have a lounge that is set up like
your living room. It's a
comfortable and cozy . . . . .
setting for relaxing."
Also in the lounge
are four flat-screen
TVs, which are usually
used to show sporting
events and pay-for-view
happenings. You can buy and we've
beer, wine, soft drinks,
espresso and other many frier
coffees there, too. fee l
But the star attrac- Ie blessed
tions are really the
cigars. You don't have Habana Ciga
to be a cigar expert
to enjoy one-as a . ... . .
matter of fact, many of
the customers who come


into the Habana Cigar Lounge are just occasional
cigar smokers.
Whether you are a cigar aficionado or a begin-
ner, Santiago will happily show you the walk-in
humidor, which carries such brands as Padron,


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Gurkha, Arturo Fuentes, Esteban Carreras,
Perdomo and Oliva,just to name just a few.
"We have all kinds of brands, sizes, flavors
and different wrappers to the cigars,"Jette said.
"We help people choose cigars every day, and
even pick out gifts for
. . . . . spouses."
She added that one
e have shouldn't assume that
this is just a boys' club.
great As a matter of fact, there
are more women who
customers smoke cigars that one
nade so might think.
"A lot of women like
Is here. We the flavored cigars, like
, truffles or cranberry,"
she said. "Then we
Kathie Jette, have some women who
Lounge owner smoke the same cigars
as the men. We're seeing
... . .... more and more women
coming in looking for
cigars, for other people
and themselves."
In the coming months the Cigar Lounge will
be making some outside appearances, at the
Charlotte County Fair and the Wine and Jazz
Festival in Punta Gorda. Jette said that those are


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great opportunities for her and Santiago to meet
other cigar aficionados and help initiate new
ones.
"In the future, we'd like to open another store,
too/she said. "We have great customers and we've
made so many friends here. We feel blessed."
The Habana Cigar Lounge is at 209 Wood
Street, Punta Gorda, and is open from 10 a.m.
to 10p.m. Mondaythrough Friday, from noon
to 10 p.m Saturday and Sunday. On nights when
sporting events run later, they will be open for
those. For more information, visit the Facebook
page, or call 941-637-1977.


THINGS TO DOGO


I EVENTS COMING UP
ENGLEWOOD

Irish Concert benefit planned
Diego Caravan #255 of the Order of Alhambra is
presenting their annual Irish Concert at 3 p.m. on
Jan. 31 at the Englewood United Methodist Church.
It will feature Andy Cooney and his band, comedian
Noel V. Ginnity, Irish Step dancers, and their Special
Friends chorus. Funds derived from this event help
the organization continue their work with the
developmentally disabled in the community. Tickets
for the event are $20 and can be purchased by calling
941- 473-2458 or 941-474-8843. They are also
available at the Englewood United Methodist Church
office during normal business hours. The church is at
700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood.

PORT CHARLOTTE

Eagles Annual Chili Cook-off
Eagles Annual Chili Cook-off will be from
11 a.m. to 2p.m. Jan. 18 at the Eagles Lodge,
23111 Harborview Drive in Charlotte Harbor. The
contest is open to any chili cooks who are willing to
put their chili to the test. There is no entry fee
for the cook off. There are prizes for Best Chili
Overall, First Runner-up & Second Runner-up. The
best decorated table will also receive a prize.
Set-up starts at 10 a.m. Judging takes place from
11 a.m. to noon. Chili will start selling at noon.
Price for a bowl of chili is $1. There will be raffles,
basket of cheer and a bake sale. All proceeds are
donated to charity. For additional information,
call Eagle Auxiliary member Kathy Grant at
941-423-8453.

'A Tribute to Broadway' returns
"A Tribute to Broadway II" is returning to the
Cultural Center of Charlotte County. The Cul-Cen
Productions show will feature "Fiddler on the Roof,"
"The Wizard of Oz"and"Grease"along with songs
from the "Music Man,""Carousel,""Camelot"and
others. Volunteers ranging in age from 14 to over 70
come together to perform in these shows that will be
at 7 p.m. on Jan. 16-18, 2014, at the Cultural Center
theater, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Advance
tickets are $12. For more information, visit www.
theculturalcenter.com.


Christmas Features
December 25, 2013


Each Entree Includes a Wild Green Salad with candid walnuts, sundried cranberries
with a sweet Zinfandel Vinaigrette Dressing
Holiday Glazed Ham Dinner
Honey Roasted In Natural Juices, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans,
Cranberry Sauce & Honey Maple Glaze $17.50
English Cut Prime Rib
Served With Au Jus And Creamy Horseradish Sauce, Mashed Potatoes
And French Green Beans Queen Cut $16.75 King Cut $19.95
Crab Stuffed Mahi Mahi
Fresh Mahi Mahi Stuffed With Basil Blue Crab Finished With Lobster Cream Sauce
Served With Rice Pilaf And French Green Beans $21
Lobster, Shrimp And Scallop In Puff Pastry
Served With A White Wine And Lemon Cream Sauce With Choice Of Side $24.50
Baked Stuffed Shrimp
Gulf Shrimp Stuffed With Basil Blue Crab Stuffing With A Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce
Served With Choice Of Side $20
Surf & Turf
Grilled Filet Mignon Paired With Cold Water Lobster Tail Served With Choice Of Side $28
Extra Sides Available Upon Request
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy French Style Green Beans Cranberry Sauce
$3.75
Holiday Dessert Selections $7
Fresh Apple Crisp Pecan Pie Peanut Butter Pie Bread pudding Creme Brulee
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feeling; a poker room that is open from 10 a.m. until
4 a.m.; picnic tables in the shade; benches in the sun;
good food (thick chicken tenders and fries for $5); and
simulcast betting on tracks from across the nation.
And, if you're afraid you'll feel out of place among
hard-core bettors, don't worry. On opening day there
were more than a few parents with children who
loved running around the open area at the finish line
and watching the horses parade to the starting gate.


The well-maintained track has a dirt course
and one of the top turf tracks in the nation. Its
reputation attracts trainers from all over the East
who want to test their horses or season them
against moderate to good competition.
It also attracts some fine riders, like Allen.
The 53-year-old jockey rides all over the nation
- including Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., and
Presque Isle Downs in Erie, Pa. But of his 3,000-plus
wins, some of his biggest came at Tampa Bay
Downs.
Allen grew up in Detroit where he learned to ride
for his father, a trainer. When his father took his
horses to Florida for the winter meet, he got his first


glimpse of Tampa Bay Downs.
He has made a living with his success at just this
track. He is a four-time Tampa Bay Downs riding
champ, who has won 77 stakes races, including the
1993 Tampa Bay Derby and Sam F. Davis Breeders'
Cup Stakes.
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'Purlie'is sign of great season for Troupe


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
As West Coast Black Theatre Troupe's
production of"Purlie" comes to a close with
nary a seat left, there are signs of more
sellouts to come.
Following "Purlie," which closed Dec. 15
are "The Whipping Man"(Jan. 2-Feb. 2);
"Harry and Lena"(Feb. 19-March 23); and
"Bubbling Brown Sugar" (April 9-May 11).
Together, the shows chronicle 100 years
of black history.
"We are 80 percent sold out for the least
three shows,"WBTT artistic director Nate
Jacobs said.
Jacobs who said he"might"be in the final
show of the season, returned from Zurich,
Switzerland recently. For the past five years,
he has taken groups of singers there to
perform in a holiday show.
"Five years ago they were looking for
gospel singers for a show/Jacobs said. "It
is a good opportunity for aspiring singers.
I took four women gospel singers over this
year. They will stay there through Jan. 3.
He went over as their director, helped put
the show together and returned in time for
Thanksgiving and in time to see his WBTT


SUN PHOTO BY AUDREY BLACKWELL
Nate Jacobs, founder and artistic
director of Westcoast Black Theatre
Troupe.
season heading toward sell-out status.
"This troupe was meant to be bigger than
Nate Jacobs;' he said. "Although I started it,


it has always moved forward on its own. It
has taught me to trust something that has a
life of its own:'
At press time, few tickets remained for
"Purlie,"the story of a traveling preacher
who shakes things up in his hometown
where sharecroppers still lived under Jim
Crow laws.
"The Whipping Man"is a drama set in
the days immediately following the Civil
War. The story is about a Jewish Confederate
soldier who returns home. The house is in
shambles and onlytwo slaves remain. As
the three men unite and celebrate Passover
together, secrets are revealed that could
have devastating results for all three.
Two musical shows close the season.
"Harry and Lena" honors the legacies of
Harry Belafonte and Lena Horne."Bubbling
Brown Sugar" honors the days of Harlem's
Cotton Club and entertainers such as Cab
Calloway, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman
and Billie Holiday."The show earned
three Tony nominations and four Drama
Desk nominations on Broadway in 1976.
According to Wikipedia, actress Vivian Reed
won a Drama Desk Award for Best Actress in
a Musical for her role in the Broadway show.


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By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Blue Man Group will increase
its paint output this season.
Beginning Dec. 19, the
blue men will add color to the
Christmas holiday season with
several additional shows. If
you have yet to see the most
colorful literally show at
Universal, this could be the time.
Beginning Dec. 19, the group
will perform daily at 6p.m. and
9 p.m. Dec. 26 through Dec. 31,
the group will add a third show
at 3 p.m. daily.
Colorful, comedic and
always a bit outrageous, they
definitely beat their drums to a
different color as they also poke
, 0h fun at themselves


and others.
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new bit in which the group
explores "the happiness
hormone."
The group also performs on
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where I first experienced the
group that is like no other. The
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installations, including the
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aboard Epic.
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FROM PAGE 12

Equally popular and camera-worthy is Luis the
Balloon Man, whose creations have been a hit at past
village events. He's performing between 8 p.m. and
midnight. New this year is tarot reader Pamela Jones,
who from 7p.m. to 11 p.m. will tell you what to
expect in the year ahead.
"It should be a fun thing to do going into the new
year;' Burnam said of the tarot readings. "It's going
to be pretty neat to see what she does and what the
reaction is:'
The entire evening will be filled with music
and dancing. Singer/guitarist Michael Hirst will
perform from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the front
section of the mall, and Gator DJ takes Center


Court the entire evening.
"He's very party- and fun-oriented,";' Burnam said of
the Gator."He plays holiday and lots of dance music.
What he does is gauge the crowd; he has a light show
as well."
If that's not enough to attract adults, many of the
restaurants have special NewYear's food and drink
deals. Reservations in advance are recommended.
The evening is capped off at midnight not with a
New York City-style descending ball but a hand-
carved wooden dolphin with flashing lights, befitting
the village's waterfront location and the dolphins
often sighted near it. Gator DJ will spin tunes until
12:30 a.m. to help the celebration wind down.
Those who like to park close in should get to the
mall early and hit the shops before they close. More
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Though this is a themed party, Clark said it's
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"Rocking around the Christmas tree at the Christmas party hop. Mistletoe hung where you can see
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Darlene Love, 1963
"Once in Royal David's City stood a lonely cattle shed where a mother held her baby.
You'd do well to remember the things He later said, when you're stuffing yourselves at the Christmas
parties'"- Jethro Tull, from "A Christmas Song," 1969
"And so this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over and a new one just begun!'
John Lennon &Yoko Ono from "Happy Christmas (War is Over)," 1971.
"The moon is right, the spirit's up. We're here tonight and that's enough. Simply having a wonderful
Christmas time.'"- Paul McCartney, from "Wonderful Christmastime,"1979
"Last Christmas I gave you my heart, but the very next day you gave it away. This year
to save me from tears I'll give it to someone special."- Wham!, from "Last Christmas" 1984.
"If you ever spend Christmas on Christmas Island you will never stray. For every day your Christmas
dreams come true, on Christmas Island your dreams come true!'
Jimmy Buffett from "Christmas Island," 1996



Last week, this musical trivia question was asked:
What is the name of the classic 1934 Christmas song
recorded live on Dec. 12,1975, by a rocking Bruce Springsteen?
Answer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town!' The first reader to get it right was

Diane Szynal of Punta Gorda.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: Pop/rock artist David Bowie recorded
"Little Drummer Boy" in 1982 as an unlikely duet with this legendary crooner.
(They originally sang it together on a 1977 TV Christmas special). Name the singer.
Ifyou think you have the right answer, email it to upbeat@sun-herald.com no later than
noon this Friday, and we'll publish your name as the winner with the correct answer in next
week's issue of Let's Go! Please include your name and city.


'The Beaches'


By SHIRLEY GEORGE
SuN CORRESPONDENT

Three talented ladies met at the Punta Gorda
Guitar Army where musicians and singers jam at
Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda every Thursday evening.
They clicked both personally and professionally,
and decided to form a band. With tongue in cheek,
the ladies claim their name was originally"The Hot
Beaches;'but decided to tone it down to simply
"The Beaches."
Since 2008, the group has been entertaining
audiences in various local venues. The majority of
their music is from the 1960s to 1980s, and includes
soft rock, classic rock and some country. They cover
artists such as the Beatles, The Who, Rolling Stones,
Eagles, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and others.
The Beaches claim that they choose songs best
suited for their specialty of vocal harmony. They play
as an acoustic trio that includes guitars, sometimes
bass and percussion, and a drummer for full-band
sound when they perform at large venues.
The musicians are moms, have dayjobs, and are
pleased to live near extended family.
Maurene"Mimi"Burroughs, originally from New
Hampshire, served in the U.S. Army as an air defense
artillery officer in the second battalion, 43rd Air
Defense Artillery Regiment, for 12 years. Her last
assignment was a major at West Point. Burroughs left
the military because she had two young daughters,
and did not want to deploy without them. She moved
to North Port to be near her father, and to enjoy the
wonderful Florida weather.


Burroughs has also performed with SammyJ and
the Guys,Triple Shot, and Danny Shepard bands.
Originallyfrom western New York, Heather Straw
plays guitar and bass, and is the soprano of the
group. She has been playing professionallyfor several
years, and is a member of another local band, "Up
The Creek." Straw and her husband, a contractor,
moved to Florida in 1995 to be near family. The
couple designed and built their waterfront home.
They have a son and a daughter.
"Heather comes up with the majority of our
eclectic song selections, and has an ear for chang-
ing them up to make them our own,";' Burroughs
said."l call them 'chick-a-fit'since many of the
songs are originally sung by males."
Annette Collins has been playing guitar since
the age of 10. Originally from Long Island, she
was inspired by her brother who plays in a band in
North Carolina.
"I've only been playing professionally for the
past seven years,"she said."I love performing with
Mimi and Heather."
Collins was lead vocalist and guitarist with the
disbanded "Harbor City Blues Band'."She is the mother
of three teenage daughters.
The band has performed at the Nav-A-Gator,
Gatorz, Dean's South of the Border, Porky's
Roadhouse, Fishermen's Village, and Portofino's and
has been showcased at many special events, such as
the Seafood Festival, Taste of Punta Gorda, Hibiscus
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424 Panarea Ave. Custom
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June Poliachik
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941-916-0100


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$190,000 401-573-6461


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Beach, & S. Venice Ferry.
Updated W/New Wood
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PUNTA GORDA 3/2/2 with
1707 sq ft on Macedonia
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1400,000
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2 Triplexes (6apts). Dock on
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$3600/mo income.
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941-626-9652

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MLS#C7048624 $295,500.
$289,950.
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39SW KINGSWAY CIR.
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ite Countertops, All Tile
pt one guest bdrm, walk
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utiful view of Kingsway
country Club on 17th
rway, oversize garage,
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1035


LAKE SUZY
Exec. Home. Golf Course &
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sf. with Additional Buildable
Lot Available.
Must See! $299,000.
.Lolly Lopinski, South East
Realty (941)-628-0941

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Jerri King 941-374-2562


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VILLA, MODEL WATERFRONT
1718' 2BR/2BA/2CG + DEN,
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LAKE SUZY, 11335 SW
Essex Dr. Located in
Kingsway Golf Course Area.
2+Bed/Den, 2 Bath, 2CG
Single Unitl Meticulas!
MLS#C7047973 $209,950.
Linda 941-457-7245 or
Jill Brouwer 941-276-4459
Jill Brouwer Realty


NORTH PORT
Short sale. 2/2/2 built 2006
Cypress Falls villa in the
Woodlands with community
heated pool, and many more
amenities. Call June Poliachik,
Sun Realty 941-916-0100


Beautiful 2/2 Fully Renovat-
ed, New Kitchen AppI & Cabi-
nets, Tile and Paint. Fully Fur-
nished, Great Location. Close
to Everything! $65,900 OBO
Owner 423-343-6349


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RIVERWOOD VILLA.
Gorgeous Jacaranda Model
with Pool. 3 Bedroom + Den
2 Car Garage.
Carl Anderson
Real Estate Broker
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PROMENADES EAST 2/2
ALL UPDATED APPLIANCES, AC,
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ELEVATOR & INSIDE PARKING
$69,900 941-255-5252

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PUNTA GORDA ISLES
3/2/2 w/ Deeded Dock! Par-
tial Harbor View. 2nd Building
From Harbor! Walk to Fisher-
man's Village $419,000.
Elaine Martin, Fisherman's
Village Realty. 941-661-4800
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FURNISHED TURNKEY
Waterfront Condo
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Deb Sestilio 941-391-1873
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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 Settlement Rd.
FSBO $59,500
941-488-7614

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PALM HARBOR HOMES
2014 models are here!
$8,500 Pre-Construction
Savings
Call John Lyons for details
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PORU I CHARLUOI I 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
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Maple Leaf! Estates! 2/2/CP
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Community! Open Floor Plan.
Amenities Galore!! $69,900.
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941-276-2894
Coldwell Banker Morris Realty, Inc
VENICE RANCH M.H.E.
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12x46 2BR/1BA, furnished,
asking $3,500
24x32 2BR/1BA, unfurnished,
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WALKING DISTANCE TO
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55+ comm. No pets
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941-488-5672
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RIVERSIDE!
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ARCADIA, Nearly New
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Financing Available!
Prestige Homes, Punta Gorda
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$39,900.
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PUNTA GORDA
3/2/2 w/DEN IN DEEP CREEK $1075
NORTH PORT
2/2/1 SS APPLIANCES $850
3/2/2 SCREENED LANAI $1100
3/2/2 NEW FLOORING $1100
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EFFICIENCY, No Smoking,
No Pets, Near Manasota
Beach $800/mo.
941-493-0849
HARBOR HEIGHTS, 3/2/1
All Appliances, All Tile,
Window Treatment,
Hurricane Shutters $850
mo. Owner 718-465-6388
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ROTONDA WEST NATURE'S
TRAIL, upscale unfurn condo,
2/2 grand fir facing beaut, lake
pool,tennis,clubhse $900mo/
yry, Avail 1/1/14 941474-7400
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ENGLEWOOD 1/1 with
Lanai. No smoking/no
pets $550; 1st & sec.
941-400-1670
PUNTA GORDA Large, clean
2/1 w/carport, No Dogs $700
mo includes water. $1400 to
move in 941-740-0491
APARTMENTS
FOR RENT
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STUDIO APT5S-
Income-Based Housing
for those 62+ or HCA
Requirements. 941-624-
2266. Limited availability.
Restrictions Apply.
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Compl. furn 1BR, LR room, din-
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Clean! Neat! Quiet! No pets.
$600/mo 941-875-9425

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$375 Move-in Fee.
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VENICE DOWNTOWN,
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Dogs. $595/mo + deposit.
941-484-6022
Venice Studio & 1
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941-488-7766 Vt:.
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Easy Street Income based
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TTY-1-800-955-8771



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
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& 941429-2402


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KINGS HIGHWAY AREA,
2 Bedrooms/1 Bath. CHA
$475. per mo.
941-624-0355 or
941-875-5253

EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT
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ENGLEWOOD Furnished
$425/mo including utilities
w/ year lease 55+ Park No
pets (941)-474-1353
HARBOUR HEIGHTS close to
river, newly renovated efficien-
cies w cable & internet, Sunny-
brookMotel 941-625-6400
/ ROOMS FOR RENT

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PORT CHARLOTTE, Clean &
Quiet Furn. Room Single Working
Man $140wk+Dep 941-626-2832
PORT CHARLOTTE, Clean,
Quiet, $125wk/$450mo, incd
Util, Furnished, References.
941-743-3070/ 941-740-2565
SOUTH VENICE on Bus line,
room w priv bath. $540/mo
w/utilities W/D 941-496-8655

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PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/1
Pool Home Ig. scr. lanai
clean, quiet, full hse privdg.
$150/wk inclds all.
781-572-8215


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NORTH PORT Harbor Cove
2/1.5, all utilities incl, 3-6mo
lease, $2100/mo
206-245-7722
WANTED TO RENT
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VENICE European, profes-
sional, non smoking woman
looking for room to rent w/kit.
priv. in a pleasant home in
north Venice. 941-999-0587
/ LOTS & ACREAGE
L 1500 ^


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Walmart & Peace River Boat
Ramp. $145k Cash.
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PAULSON CENTRE
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES
Suites start at $299/mo
Virtuals start at $100/mo
Info call (941)-206-2200
US 41 Office Space
941-815-2199
VENICE Office/Warehouse
Space. 2300SqFt,
2600SqFt, 4800SqFt.
Call for Pricing 941-484-4316

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House & Shop, 800-d ft. Hwy
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Info. 863-494-5540 or
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PORT CHARLOTTE- Prime office
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NORTH PORT 800SF WH
$450/mo. 400 SF, $220/mo
400SF Office, $295/mo, All +
Tax 941-661-6720

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EMPLOYMENT
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2010 Professional
2015 Banking
2020 Clerical
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2035 Musical
2040 Restaurant/Hotel
2050 SkilledTrades
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COSMETOLOGIST Great
location-41. Licensed hair-
dresser wanted to rent sta-
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CUSTOMER SERVICE
DISPATCHER.
Positive People Oriented
Person Needed. The Applicant
will have a Strong Command
of Telecommunication
Techniques and Must be
Computer Literate. Bi-lingual
in Spanish/English a Plus.
Apply at: Young Trucking,
12164 Tamiami Trail.
Punta Gorda

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CNA NEEDED
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AUTO MECHANIC, needed
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Englewood. 727-735-5036
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IF WE DESCRIBED YOU, SEND
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ATTENTION: CAROL MOORE
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EMAIL:
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Advertising Sales
Executive

The Charlotte Sun is
looking for "Winners" to
join our team of
professional Advertising
Sales Executives.
If you are never satisfied
with average successes,
are self-motivated, goal
oriented, confident,
enthusiastic and believe
that the customer is all
important, we would like
to talk to you.
The successful
candidates must possess
good oral and written
communication skills, be
organized and a team
player. Sales experience
a plus but we will train
the right persons.
We offer:
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commission
SVacation
*Health insurance
Sick and short term
disability
*Training
Stable company that is
very Community minded
and involved.
Please send resume to:
Advertising Director,
Leslee Peth
Charlotte Sun
23170 Harborview Road
Charlotte Harbor, FL
33980
Email:
Lpeth@sun-herald.com
We are an Equal
Opportunity Employer &
a Drugand nicotine Free
Diversified Workplace.


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join a company where you
make the difference. We are
looking for a full-time
person, with computer skills
and with a positive,
energetic, can-do approach
to join our telephone sales,
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highly motivated individual
who thrives on challenges,
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RV SALES PRO.
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RIGHT PERSON. DFWP NON-
SMOKER. CALL BOB HAMILL
OR STEVE ERDMAN AT
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SALES & MARKETING
ASSISTANT
Entry Level Marketing/
Entry Level Advertising
We are America's Best
Community Daily newspaper,
with the largest classified
section in Florida. We are
located in North Port Florida.
Duties Include, but are
not limited to:
Executing sales and
marketing functions to
company standards
* Assists customers with any
questions they may have in
regards to our products
Gains knowledge on
all new clients the
company acquires
Ensure highest level of
customer service resulting in
increased productivity and
achieving sales goals
Knowledge of our
systems follow through of
advertising copy
Growth opportunities may be
available for those who
qualify.This position is entry
level, previous experience in
sales and marketing helpful.
We look for candidates with
the following:
Some college or
degree preferred
S* Outstanding
interpersonal skills
Student Mentality
Leadership Experience
Experience in retail, sales,
advertising & marketing
Ability to work in a high
energy environment
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Jobs@sunletter.com
Sun Classifieds attention:
Geri Kotz EOE, DFWP
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Responsibilities include:
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CASHIERS, WANTED, F/T &
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941-484-8655
CUSTODIAN, Up to 30 HPW,
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inside. Letter/Resume to
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Church 11330 Burnt Store
Rd., PG 33955;
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JOB OPENING IN OUR
VENICE PRINT CENTER
MAILROOM
INSERTER/STITCHER
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ER FOR A MUELLER INSERTER
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ASSISTING SUPERVISOR
WITH MINIMAL MACHINE MAIN-
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AS NEEDED
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MUST BE DEPENDABLE AND
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PLEASE FILL OUT AN
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VENICE, FLORIDA 34285.
*No PHONE CALLS PLEASE*
LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION
Crew leader w/ exper. & good
Driver's Lic. 941-662-8733
MAINTENANCE PERSON,
4 hours a day for Condo,
941-408-7413
NOW HIRING: PT COOKS &
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Fax Resume: 941-627-2007
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THE VENICE GONDOLIER SUN
IS NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
FOR CARRIERS IN VENICE AND
SURROUNDING AREAS. MUST
HAVE DEPENDABLE VEHICLE, A
VALID FLORIDA DRIVERS
LICENSE AND PROOF OF INSUR-
ANCE.
APPLY IN PERSON:
200 E. VENICE AVE.
VENICE, FL 34285
No PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
VETERINARY ASSISTANT,
F/T. Must have Experience in
Vet's Office. Call Dr. Myers
941-625-9900 M-F 8-5
WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT
Full time position with
advancement potential in a
climate controlled warehouse.
Excellent Pay and Benefits,
including health insurance and
paid vacation. Monday Friday
8:30 am- 5:30 pm
Email resume to
venicewarehouse@hotmail.com
WHEELCHAIR TRANSPORT
COMPANY HIRING CDL
LICENSE PREFERRED. MUST
HAVE CLEAN DRIVING RECORD
AND BE ABLE TO PASS BACK-
GROUND CHECK. PLEASE FAX
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EARLY DEADLINES
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MAY THE SACRED HEART of
Jesus be adored, glorified,
loved and preserved, through-
out the world now and forever.
Sacred Heart of Jesus have
mercy on us, St. Jude, worker
of miracles, pray for us. St.
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pray for us. Say the prayer 9
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ED KLOPFER SCHOOLS OF
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Trucking Academy. 941-855-
0193 941-347-7445


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CALVARY BIBLE CHURCH
1936 E. Venice Ave. Venice
Friday at 9am.
Study features video teachings
of noted Bible Scholars on
various subjects.
For more info. Call Rev. Jones
at: 941-485-7070 or visit
www.CBCVenice.com
COMMUNITY CENTER
4PM 7PM each Wednesday.
Christ the King Lutheran
Church, 23456 Olean Blvd.
PC, Open to All Ages.
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Search for God Study Group
6 PM 7 PM each Tuesday at
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More Info call 941-966-1964.
FAITH BUILDERS
A Basic Study to Build your
Christian Faith. Call Pastor
Parsons at Christ the King
Lutheran Church for times.
941-766-9357 Port Charlotte
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HEALING ROOMS
If you need healing, we want
to pray with you!
Our prayer teams are
available to minister to
you by appointment.
Thursday 10 am-12:30 pm
For apt. call p.863.558.7455
1538 Rio de Janeiro Blvd.
Punta Gorda, Fl 33983
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Call 941-474-2473
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REWARD! 941-525-3492
LOST: TOY POODLE
Female, white w/black
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5/17/13.
Elderly owner heartbroken!
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ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASSES
Friday & Saturdays at Hobby
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for Info 941-497-1395
BASKETWEAVING CLASSES
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Beginner & Advanced
Classes Monthly.
Call Teresa 941-347-7640

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Computer Classes & Lessons
941-375-8126 goodhands.org
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GULF COAST ACUPUNCTURE
151 Center Rd.
Wednesday 5:30pm
Thursday 9:00 am
Saturday 8:30am
YOGA FOR BEGINNERS
Proceeds to
Venice Wildlife Center
Call Rick or Mary
941-488-1769
RELIGION CLASSES

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BEGIN YOUR DAY IN
DEVOTIONAL STUDY
Christ the King Lutheran
Church, 23456 Olean Blvd.
TUES & FRI 9:00-9:30 am.
For more info 941-766-9357
Port Charlotte
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Various Days & Times
CONFIRMATION/BIBLE STUDY
Adult Infomational Class
941-639-6309
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CONCENTRATIVE MEDITA-
TION with Linda Weser, 4 p.m.
every Monday at Unity Church
of Peace, 1250 Rutledge
Street, off Veterans Boulevard
between Orlando Boulevard
and Torrington Street, Port
Charlotte/North Port line.
Free; open to the public.
941-276-0124

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AN OCCUPATIONAL LIC.
may be required by the City
and/or County. Please call the
appropriate occupational
licensing bureau to verify.
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THE CLASSIFIED
ADVERTISING DEPT.
WILL BE CLOSING AT
NOON ON TUESDAY-
CHRISTMAS EVE
AND WILL BE
CLOSED CHRISTMAS
DAY.
*We Will Re-Open at
8:00am, Thursday,
December 26th*
EARLY DEADLINES
FOR CLASSIFIED
LINE ADS ARE AS
FOLLOWS:
Tuesday, 12/24,
10:30 am for
Wednesday, 12/25
and Thursday, 12/26
We Wish Everyone a
Merry Christmas!

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FACILITIES MUST INCLUDE,
WITH ADVERTISEMENT,
STATE OR LOCAL AGENCY
LICENSE NUMBER.
FLORIDA STATE LAW
requires all child care centers
and day care businesses to
register with the State of Flori-
da. The Sun Newspapers will
not knowingly accept advertis-
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spraycrete & dry-wall
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Kitchen & Bath Tune Ups
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pool cages. Scr. lanais. etc...
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Trimming, Free Estimates. Call
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DEAR DR. ROACH:
Would you please explain
the medical purpose of
a primary care doctor?
My expensive insurance
permits me to go wher-
ever and to whomever
I wish. However, I am
told invariably that the
doctor I wish to see will
not see me unless my
primary doctor refers
me. Do those physicians
get a cut every time you
go to another doctor? It
seems that every time I go
to my primary, he sends
me somewhere else for
diagnosis or treatment. I
am beginning to believe
the PC is useless, and this
is a scam. R.L.M.
ANSWER: Full dis-
closure: I have been a
primary care physician
for more than 20 years. I
have found that there are
different styles among
primary care doctors, and
different expectations
among patients. Overall,
a PCP refers a patient to a
specialist in about 9 per-
cent of visits, a marked
increase from 1999, when
5 percent of visits resulted
in a referral. A "cut" of
the specialist's fee, or a
"kickback," is illegal.
In the best of situations,
your primary care doctor
knows all your condi-
tions, uses specialists
judiciously for complex
or difficult diagnoses and
coordinates your care.
Many, but not all, spe-
cialists prefer to deal with
just one problem, diag-
nosis or organ system,
and leave it to the PCP
to make sure your other
conditions are being tak-
en care of. Making sure
one specialist's treatment
doesn't worsen another of
your problems is also in
the domain of the PCP.
Your PCP may be
referring you more often
than you'd like due to
a misunderstanding of
expectations. It may
not feel comfortable to
bring it up, but honest
communication is the key
to a successful relation-
ship. It's OK to say you
prefer not to be referred
as often, and your PCP
should take your con-
cerns seriously.
DEAR DR. ROACH:
I have been suffering
approximately three years
from burning mouth
syndrome. I am female
and 73 years young!
Seeing four ear, nose and
throat specialists, I was
prescribed amitriptyline;
Nexium, since it was
thought that GERD was
the culprit; a mouthwash
with prednisolone; and
another mouthwash,


Dr. Roach

which I rejected, because
I frequently use liquid
Benadryl to reduce the
burning temporarily.
I take Ativan (.5 mg)
every morning for anxi-
ety. I live with stress and
intermittent depression
caused by loneliness; I
lost my husband three
years ago and have no
family. U.E.
ANSWER: Burning
mouth syndrome is
characterized, as its name
implies, by a burning
sensation in the mouth,
with no other dental or
medical cause identified.
It is most common in
older women, and often
is worse in the evening.
Several medical condi-
tions, such as dry mouth
and vitamin deficiency,
can cause a burning
sensation, but in BMS,
none of these is present.
There is an association
between depression
and burning mouth
syndrome. You do sound
as though you may have
some element of depres-
sion. Although you are
on an antidepressant,
amitriptyline, you are
probably on the dose for
nerve pain (usually 10-
50 mg) as opposed to
the antidepressant dose
(often 300 mg per day or
more). Amitriptyline isn't
a great choice for depres-
sion for a woman in her
70s due to side effects at
that high a dose (includ-
ing dry mouth!).
I would consider a dif-
ferent medication, such
as venlafaxine or dulox-
etine. These can reduce
pain directly as well as
treat your depression. An
internist or neurologist
may be able to provide
expertise complementary
to your ENT doctors'.
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Dear Heloise: For this
Christmas dinner, I will
once again host family and
friends and make a turkey
as the main dish. Is it really
true that turkey makes you
tired when you eat it? -
Carol J. in New Hampshire
No, it's not true! We just
think it is, because many
folks overindulge during
the holidays with too
much food and drink, as
well as the stress of the
never-ending rush, rush,
rush!
Everyone has heard
that eating turkey, which
contains tryptophan,
makes you sleepy. Many
meats and foods contain
the same amino acid, but
they don't seem to make
you tired. Plus, tryptophan
is effective as a "sleep" en-
hancer, but many sources
say only when ingested on
an empty stomach. And I'd
say that is NOT the case for
a big old holiday meal!
So, enjoy the turkey,
and, especially if you are
hosting dinner, go ahead
and nap afterward you
earned it! Heloise

Swedish meatballs
Dear Readers: Many of
you have requested the
recipe for Heloise's Spicy
Swedish Meatballs. Try it
as an appetizer for your
next party! You will need:
2 cups breadcrumbs
1/2 cup milk
8 ounces ground beef
8 ounces sausage meat
(spicy)
1/2 teaspoon onion
powder


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1/ teaspoon hot pepper
sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/ teaspoon monosodium
glutamate (optional)
5-ounce can sliced water
chestnuts, chopped
In a large bowl, mix the
breadcrumbs and milk Add
all the other ingredients
and mix well. Roll the
meat into balls (about 1 1
inches each) and put on
an ungreased baking sheet
with sides. Bake at 350 F for
about 30 minutes, or until
golden-brown. Remove
from the oven and place on
paper towels to drain. For
even more recipes, order my
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Try these meatballs with an
easy-to-make and unusual
jelly sauce. Heat equal parts
grape jelly and cocktail (red,
shrimp) sauce in a sauce-
pan, stirring constantly over
low heat until bubbling.
Pour over the meatballs
and be ready for them to
disappear. Heloise


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Don't wait until tomorrow

to tell the people you love


DEAR ABBY: My sister
faced various life-threat-
ening illnesses. She
always said, "Never put
off telling the people you
love how you feel about
them because you might
not have a tomorrow."
She practiced what she
preached, and we all
knew that she loved us.
When she passed away
eight years ago, it was a
painful loss, especially
for our mother.
Last week Mom finally
succeeded in talking
Dad into opening a stuck
drawer in a cabinet.
Inside she found a letter
from my sister that had
been put away and
forgotten years ago. In
the letter my sister wrote
how blessed she felt she
was to have a mother
like ours, how all the
sacrifices Mom made for
her had been appreci-
ated and how much she
loved her.
That long-forgotten
letter is now my mother's
most prized possession.
Please remind your read-
ers not to take tomorrow
for granted, and to tell
those they love how they
feel TODAY. -JULIE'S
SISTER IN LOUISVILLE,
KY
DEAR SISTER: The lov-
ing message your sister
wrote has conveyed her
feelings from beyond the
grave, and it is under-
standable that it is even
more meaningful now
than when it was writ-
ten. I'm glad to remind
readers to verbalize their
affection for each other.
But the written word is
something that can be
savored over and over.
DEAR ABBY: My
brother mocks every-
thing I do, the friends
I spend time with and
my politics. When we're
together, he is often
condescending and
confrontational. I'm
tired of arguing when I
go to his home and he
asks me what's going on.
I have started to answer,
"Nothing." So now he
tells me how "boring"
I am, in addition to his
other criticisms.


Dear Abby

Abby, his comments
are hurtful and I try to
stay away from him, but
I love my little nieces
and want to be around
them as they grow up.
I don't have problems
with anyone but him.
Our other brother
stopped talking to him
years ago, but I don't
think I can do anything
that extreme.
How can I change the
dynamic in our relation-
ship? It doesn't seem to
have progressed since
we were kids. UNDER
ATTACK IN NEW JERSEY
DEAR UNDER
ATTACK: The dynamic
in your relationship
hasn't changed since you
were kids because your
brother never stopped
being a bully. He calls
you boring when you
don't take the bait
because he considers
belittling you to be a
form of entertainment.
You can't change him. If
you point out what he's
doing, he will deny it
and blame you for being
"too sensitive."
You can, however,
understand his childish
motivation. Ignore him
as much as possible and
focus your attention on
your nieces since that's
your only reason for
going over there anyway.
TO MY CHRISTIAN
READERS: I wish each
and every one of you a
very merry and mean-
ingful Christmas.
Dear Abby is written
by Abigail Van Buren,
also known as Jeanne
Phillips, and was found-
ed by her mother, Pauline
Phillips. Write Dear Abby
at www.DearAbby.com
or P.0. Box 69440, Los
Angeles, CA 90069.


"For there is one God, and one mediator between
God and men, the man Christ Jesus."- 1 Timothy 2:5
God uses many of His people as avenues to reach
Him in behalf of others, but remember there is only
one advocate and we must come in His name. Jesus
said "if ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it."


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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You can't really create CANCER (June 22-July 22). You may quibble about LIBRA (Sept.23-Oct. 23). You'll enjoy witnessing CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).You will interpret all whelmingly joyful.
an experience for others, because so much of it hap- the particulars, but ultimately you will wind up in people get what they want and will derive satisfac- that happens in a positive way and will be inclined TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 25).Those you meet
pens inside their heads. Put the elements in place, agreement with your dear ones.You will bond over tion and contentment from those moments. Savor to perpetuate an attitude and atmosphere of kind- in January highlightyouroutgoing, fun-loving
and then stand back and feel merry about it.That's
traditions founded in love and generosity, that feeling, and model it for others, ness, compassion and love for all beings, nature. February begins a project that will continue
enough.There will be smiles all around.
TAURUS (April20May 20).You will enjoy friends LEO (July23-Aug. 22).You may feel pressure to SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Let everything you do AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Children makeyour through 2014. A temporary move in March helps
and family, and yet the most important connection perform today, but really, you don't have to. Relax point in the direction ofexcellent health. Feeling day. You'll mostly have fun, but even in so doing, you understand how others live.You're ableto give
of the day is oneyou make in your mind, heart and and be happy. Believe that all that is supposed to good is the essence of happiness. You'll start to you are a respected teacher, sharing your brand of loved ones a valuable gift in May. Your best luck in
soul as you answer a spiritual calling, happen will. Be ready to take pictures, formulate resolutions, connection and laughter. You'll learn, too. sales and business comes in June and October. Libra
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Ifyour expectations are VIRGO (Aug.23-Sept. 22).When A interacts with SAGITTARIUS (Nov.22-Dec. 21).The events ofthe PISCES (Feb.19-March 20).Your nature is charitable and Leo people adoreyou.Your lucky numbers are:
low, they will be met and exceeded. Ifyour expecta- B, a change happens in B that causes a change in A. day are just what you need to change a mental and caring.When you do what comes naturally, 30,29,13,41 and 16.


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Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets
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Oklahoma City Thunder at New
York Knicks. (L)
5 p.m. ABC NBA Basketball Mi-
ami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers
from Staples Center. (L)
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Houston Rockets at San Anto-
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8:30 p.m. ESPN2 College
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10:30 p.m. ESPN NBA Basket-
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Today's Talk Shows

7:00 a.m. ABC Good Morn-
ing America The Good Morn-
ing America crew is celebrating
Christmas. (N)
7:00 a.m. NBC Today Scheduled:
"Christmas on Today"; a mother
and daughter reunite on the show.
(N)
9:00 a.m. CBS LIVE! with Kelly
and Michael Scheduled: Matt
Damon; Aretha Franklin; Christmas
karaoke carols.
9:00 a.m. MYN The 700 Club
Scheduled: a woman shares what
she claims was a Christmas Eve
miracle. (N)
10:00 a.m. MYN MauryA woman
wants to know if her twins could
possibly have two different fathers.
11:00 a.m. IND The Steve Wilkos
Show Scheduled: a man is worried
the children are from her affair.
12:00 p.m. CW Dr. Phil Scheduled:
a man's 11 children want to know
who is responsible for his death.
1:00 p.m. MYN The Trisha God-
dard Show Scheduled: a couple
help reunite a homeless man with
his daughter. (N)
2:00 p.m. CBS The Talk Scheduled:
the hosts reveal more personal
secrets; talk show host Queen
Latifah.
2:00 p.m. CW The Wendy Wil-
liams Show Scheduled: from "The
Chew" host and chef Carla Hall
cooks with Wendy.
2:00 p.m. NBC The Doctors Sched-
uled: the Doctors honor America's
men and women in uniform.
3:00 p.m. NBC The Dr. Oz Show
Scheduled: comedy stars Wayne
Brady, Aisha Tyler, and Colin
Mochrie.
4:00 p.m. FOX MauryA 65 year old
man accused of impregnating a
25 year old woman wants a DNA
test. (N)
5:00 p.m. CW Dr. Phil Scheduled:
the mother of late reality star Gia
Allemand discusses her suicide.
11:00 p.m. TBS Conan From
September: Jane Lynch; Natasha
Lyonne; Mike Lawrence performs.
11:30 p.m. FOX The Arsenio Hall
Show From November: musician,
comedian and actor Eddie Murphy
visits the show.
11:35 p.m. ABC Jimmy Kimmel
Live Scheduled: host Queen Lati-
fah; Cage the Elephant performs.
11:35 p.m. CBS Late Show with
David Letterman Scheduled: actor
Will Ferrell; musical guests Chris
Cornell and Joy Williams.
11:35 p.m. NBC The Tonight Show
with Jay Leno From December:
Kirstie Alley; from "Call of the Wild-
man," Ernie Brown Jr.

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GOREN BRIDGE
WITH TANNAH HIRSCH & BOB JONES
2013 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
ESTHER'S BIRTHDAY


North-South vulnerable. West deals.


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WEST FRED EAST ESTHER
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Pass 6 Pass Pass
Pass
*Fred forgot that he doubled on the
previous round!
Opening lead: Ace of A
It was Esther's birthday and she
asked her husband, Fred, to play with
her at the local duplicate. Fred had
become a bit forgetful as he got on in
years, but he still enjoyed the
occasional game.
West won the first trick and shifted
to the eight of clubs. Esther went into
deep thought. "Oh dear, if I take this
club finesse I might go down at trick
two, and Fred will never play with
me again. I better play the ace and
hope something lucky happens later.
That's usually the way I play slam
hands anyway."
Esther rose with the ace of clubs
and led a trump to her hand. She
ruffed a spade, played another trump


to her hand and ruffed her last spade
high. Dummy's last trump was
played back to her hand and she ran
all of her trumps saying a silent
prayer with every card. She came
down to this position:


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East still had to make a discard. In
desperation, he pitched the king of
clubs. With a squeal of birthday
delight, Esther cashed the queen of
clubs and claimed the last two tricks
with the ace and king of diamonds.
Note that it would not have helped
East to discard a diamond. The slam
would still have been made, perhaps
without the squeal.
After the opponents left the table,
Esther said to Fred: "I can't imagine
why that nice man discarded his king
of clubs. Do you think he knew it was
my birthday?"
East was standing nearby and
overheard the question. He leaned
over and whispered in Esther's ear.
"It's not just your birthday, Esther,
Merry Christmas!"
Merry Christmas, everyone!
(tcaeditors@ tribune.com.)


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sleuth
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18 Well, in
Grenoble
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20 Sawhorse
22 Red gemstones
24 Dweeb
26 Give--
break
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30 Hoofs on the
roof?
35 Thin pancakes
36 Retina cells
37 Pinnacle
38 Coiled hairdo
39 Grooviest
42 Wood for floors
43 Hence
45 Debt secure
46 Stan's partner
48 Gift repository,
maybe
50 Unyielding
51 Mr. Koppel
52 Down the hatch
54 Flown
58 Stroller
passengers
62 Expert


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chatter
Asian capital
Promote
aggressively
Muzzle
Feel instinctively
Like microbes
Secluded valley
DOWN
Detect
Catch wind of
Arthur of tennis
Astronauts'
contact
Sent a wire
Basket-maker's
twig
Mark of Zorro
Masculine
principle
Rabbit burrow
Anthem to the
north (2 wds.)
Balcony section
Worry too much
Comes to a halt
Samuel
Clemens
Not quite right
Mentor's
concern
French clerics
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Beatles
drummer


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36 Cloudburst
40 Miss a syllable
41 Lugged
44 Tentacle
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47 Advancing, as
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55 fixe
56 Spinks of the
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59 Goddess's
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60 Failing that
61 Recognized
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CHRISTMAS WREATH 3 foot
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CHRISTMASTIME NIKKO
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NEW CRYSTAL Champagne
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ARMOIR, Large, Maple, Like
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941-429-8498
BAKERS RACK metal w/wine
shelf $75 941-766-7466
BAR 6' 5' long top handmade
$40 941-626-4960
BED MATTRESS & BOX.
New-Will Sell $100.
941-629-5550
BED FRAME QUEEN /KING
W/CENTER SUPPORT $25
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I NEED CASH? I
BED HIDE A WAY Used one
week double $175
941-830-2802
BEDROOM SET 7 piece king
bed triple dress $450
864-704-3504
BEDROOM SET, queen,
matress & box spring & head
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BOX SPRING, Queen, Can
Deliver BoxSpring $50
941-379-5586
CURIO DISPLAY Cabinet Rus-
tic oak, beautiful $450
941-999-0178
DINETTE 42" pecan rattan
w/4 swivel chairs, exc $235
941-639-8051
DINETTE SET 5pc round
dinette set, drop leaf $299
941-743-4742
DINING SET 48X30 TABLE &
6 CHAIRS WOOD $333 941-
275-5837
DINING SET Rattan glass top
42" 4 chairs nice $299 941-
627-6542
DINING TABLE & 6 Chairs
Oak $299 941-426-1205
DINING TABLE Glass top,
black & white w/6 chairs $80
941-626-9027
DROP LEAF TABLE Seats 8
w/ leaves up..solid maple
$100 941-258-0810


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ENTER.CTR. W/DOORS &
end curios(oak)+ 37" $325
941-637-3801
FUTON BED Like New Solid
Wood 7" mattress $350
757-630-3009
GLASS TOP coffee table
white washed rattan $30
941-627-6542
HEADBOARD FULL metal
design, ivory/gold $35
941-275-5700
I BUY FURNITURE
Or anything of value!
941-485-4964
KITCHEN TABLE 6 chairs 1
removable leaf $100
941-830-2802
LAZYBOY RECLINER mirco
fiber comfortable orig 900.00
$175 941-580-4460
LAZYBOY SWIVAL
rocker/recliner orig 600.00
$175 941-580-4460
LAZYBOY WALL hugger
leather for smaller area $185
941-580-4460
LG ORNATE mirror
4'x2'.beveled glass.new. $85
941-235-2203
LIVING ROOM tables 3
beveled glass tables $50
941-914-6945
LOUNGER WHITE WICKER
white wicker lounger $80
609-972-7452
MATTRESS & BOX.
New-Will Sell $100.
941-629-5550
PATIO SET 6 Chairs, frosted
glass top. Exc $105 941-564-
6904
RATTAN LOVE Seat Cushions
need reco $25 941-661-7092
ROCKER RECLINER taupe
color.leather.non-sm $75 941-
235-2203
ROCKER, LADIES petite
Refinished, CA 1930 $30
941-266-6718
ROLLTOP DESK and Chair set
(childs) CA1920 $225 941-
266-6718
SOFA ,Full Size, Pillow Top,
Light Blue. Excellent Condition.
$100 941-623-6762
SOFA BROWN, 1 yr old. Plush
& comfy $175 941-429-9305
SOFA SET 4 pc matching off
wht w/sleeper $60 941-999-
0178
SOFA TABLE Vintage cherry
wood drop leaf beau $125
941-627-6542
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W36H NEW-COND.MI $295
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NINTENDO 2DS Bundle 2DS,
Pokemon X, Case $150
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Wll, MARIO kart w/remote,
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TV 32" SANYO tube tv works
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TV 37", Flat/HD,multi
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637-3801
TV 46" Sharp aquos high defi-
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BROTHER PRINTER all in
One In box-New! J470 $65
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COMPACMONITOR 17' inc.
keyboard &Printer $25 941-
492-6984
KEY BOARD works good $10
941-228-1745
LAPTOP CASE 17" Targus
case. Brand New, nev $32
941-412-9090
MONITOR 22" Viewsonic
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941-412-9090
PRINTER CANO works good
with manuals $15
941-228-1745
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Tourmaline. TGW 14C $225,
CASHMERE SWEATERS,
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Lrg $15 ea. 941-766-1899
BRACELETS (2) Mexi9can
gold & silver $50, OBO 941-
408-0050
LEATHER JACKET robert
comstock brown Ig $225
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LEATHER SKIRT Black, size
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MEN'S SPORTCOAT, It. blue,
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875-2285
MEN'S SPORTCOAT, tan,
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875-2285
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941-575-9800
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with box $150 941-623-0346
CASH PAID**any old mili-
tary items, swords, medals,
uniforms, old guns. Dom
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CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPERS,
85 issues. Great Gift Your
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COIN CANADA 1907 one
cent Newfoundland bronze
$145 941-697-6592
COIN CANADA silver dollar
Voyageur 1959 coll $45 941-
697-6592
COIN ENGLISH 1890 crown
silver fine rare $125 941-697-
6592
COIN GERMAN 1937-A 5
Reichmark Hindenburg rare
$55 941-697-6592
COMIC BOOKS BATMAN-
SUPERMAN $1
941-496-7569
COMIC BOOKS DC super-
heros 80's -90's $1 each
941-496-7569
CURIO, LIGHT oak antique
with key Antique $199
609-972-7452
FINE CHINA, Mikasa Serv/8
Many ex. Pieces, pic aval.
$300 OBO 941-575-4364
GORHAM DOLLS (12) Since
1980, Musical, stamped. Mint
cond. in original boxes. Paid
$500/ea Asking $60/each
941-451-9580
LONGENBERGER GOLF
GLOBE Glass globe golf ball
$10 941-258-0810
MAJOR KIRA nerys plate of
star trek 1994 $20 941-423-
2585
NEW HAVEN CLOCK 1880
Round Gothic $125 941-629-
4857
NEWSPAPER 100 yr. old.
London Times. TITANTIC Great
gift. $25 941-488-8531
ROAD -GRADER Tonker-Toy
pressed USA steel coil $40
941-697-6592
THERMOS ROY ROGERS
early 60's EC $20
941-623-0346
THUNDERBIRDS AIRPLANE
picture 16by20 $25 941-423-
2585
WALNUT DRESSER 5 draw-
ers.l $350 941-235-2203
WOOD PITCH fork use for
quilt etc. ex.c. $95 941-235-
2203
YELLOW DEPRESSION glass
"patrician".4 sherb $52 941-
235-2203


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BEGINNING PIANO LESSONS,
For Adults, 16-99, Englewood.
45 min./$20 941-468-6899
ESTEBAN GUITAR & AMP
+CASE $225 941-391-6211
GUITAR AMP PEAVEY great
for beginner $60
941-623-0346
GUITAR YAMAHA NTX700
ACOUSTIC ELECTRICAL $299
941-275-5837
GUITAR YAMAHA, FG-412L,
left hand, Hard Cas $225
941-763-9730
ORGAN, LOWREY GENIE GL-3,
Double Keyboard, Pedal & Bench,
$150 Free Delivery within 20
miles, 715-559-1119
YAHAMA ORGAN MC600,
pedals bench music li $250
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BACK PAIN stimulator with
new pads $250
941-743-0582
DRIVE NEW Steerable Knee
Walker New in $190 570-460-
3927
LIFT CHAIR Golden Power lift
Recliner Like new $300 941-
497-1762
LIFT CHAIR reclining lift chair
6 mths old $425 call $425
941-915-2435
MEDICAL BEDS, 2, 40" x
80", Primo Manufacturing, Pd.
900 $200 941-979-0740
MEDLIFE WALKER 4wheel
adj & 3inl bedside toiletE $25
941-492-6984
RASCAL 3 wheel scooter
good condition $450 716-
823-8691
SCOOTER,PRIDE,Zchair,
new-cond.4wheel4 $470 718-
986-3608
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BAMBOO ANGEL'S Mist $35
941-833-3326
GRAPEFRUIT TREES Red
Sweet $45 941-204-9100
HAWAIIAN TI plant $30 941-
833-3326
KEY LIME Citrus $20
941-204-9100
MAHOGANY HIBISCUS Flow-
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MAHOGANY HIBISCUS Flow-
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MANGO PLANTS $3 941-
626-4960


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PRIVACY HEDGE 3-15GAL,
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PIGMY PALMS & MORE
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PAPAYA RED Fruiting $10
941-204-9100
PINEAPPLE PLANTS mature
& healthy in pots, various sizes
$5 each. 941-743-2333.
BABY ITEMS
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DOUBLE STROLLER graco
Quattro tour duo stroller $75
941-429-8507
HIGH CHAIR eddie bauer
wooden high chair. (2) $25
941-429-8507
GOLFACCESSORIES
L 6125 ^

2007 CLUB CAR GOLF
CART DS 4 Passenger, Red,
new batteries, back seat &
paint. $3395 941-716-6792


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BAG BOYS 3 Wheel Cart +
Bag $75 941-625-1537
DRIVER, ADAMS RPM 460
RHR, 10.5*, draw, exc cond
$65 941-488-7774
GOLF BALL monogramer
$10 941-228-1745
GOLF BALLS like new, no
scuff's, logos or markings $5
a dozen 941-488-7774
GOLF CLUBS Titleist 822
Irons 3-SW Steel  $200
941-697-8776
GOLF SHOES-DEXTER $20
920-470-5013
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Orlimar Hybrid Iron 4-SW
$250 941-697-8776
LADY FAIRWAY-HYBRIDS
Irons + Woods. $80 941-625-
1537


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
Yellow Club Car Golf Cart
4 Passenger, new batteries,
paint & lights. TOTALLY
REBUILT! GREAT CONDITION
$2395 941-716-6792
SET POWERBILT clubs and
Bag $150 941-575-9800
XMAS SPECIAL!
2010 CLUB CAR GOLF
CART PRECEDENT
New batteries (11/13), new
"Steel Blue" paint, folding
rear seat. As new $4250
941-830-5312

EXERCISE/
FITNESS
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BAYOU FITNESS Total Gym
Trainer + Pilates $300 941-
763-0018
COMPACT HAND WEIGHT
STORAGE RACK $38 941-
235-9600
ELLIPTICAL-WESLO
MOMENTUM G3.8 $100
941-268-5227
EXERCISE BENCH golds
gym $49 941-235-9600
EXERCISE BIKE Diamond-
back. $350 obo. 941-627-
6034
HAND WEIGHTS $100
941-763-0018
NORDICTRACK ELLIPTICAL
$250 941-270-7458
RECUMBENT EXERCYCLE
$100 941-445-9069
RELAXOR MASSAGE Pad
$55 941-235-9600
TREADMILL PRO Form 495
LS Crosswalk $95
941-626-3142
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Z :^ 6130 ^

2 GUYS GUN
SHOW
JAN 4TH & 5TH
Port Charlotte
Charlotte County
Fairgrounds
2333 El Jobean Rd
Buy-Sell-Trade
New-Used
FREE Parking
CWP Classes Avail.
Sat 9-5 and Sun 9-4
727-776-3442
www.nextgunshow.com
AIR HOCKEY TABLE
GOOD CONDITION $250
941-380-0530
ANCHOR FORTRESS fx-7
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BINOCULARS FUJINON
7:<50 with built in compass. Go
$65 941-639-0591
CANOE 16' Old Town Royalex
Camper 1980 p $300 941-
830-2028
CASTING FURNACE lee bul-
let casting furnace 2 $60
9,11-6244244
FIREWOOD No camping
trip is complete without it!
Pine, Oak, or Citrus
Split, Burndled, and ready for
the II epit!
941-468-4372
FISHING PENN Reel #850ss
2 Custom (Maine) Ro $125
941-681-2433
HOCKEY SKATES Bauer
914, black, size 7. S50
412418.5784
MITCHELL 306&300 REELS
ROD & TACKLE $55
941429-7914
NASCAR RADIOS Great
shape, Radio Shack Nascar
550 941-258-0800
NYLON ROPE White double
braid nylon rope, $85 941-
830-2028
SKIM BOARD Blue w.,black,
40A21 $20 412-418-5784

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BONNIE & CLYDE Shotgun.
Bidding is at $1200. Ask for
St. Florian 941-286.1893
COLT WOODSMAN, 4" brl,
22 L.R. Fine, walnut grips, org
box, ammo, lock, holster.
$450 941-923-2920



GUN & KNIFE SHOW
LaBelle Civic Center
481 W. Hickpuchee Ave
(SR80) LaBelle, Fl.
Sat 12/28 9-5prn and
Sun 12/29 9-4pm.
Admission $5.00 under 12
FREE & FREE PARKING CWP
Classes $49.95 11am & 1pm
da. Lee County Gun
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213 9-2 2 3-3370
BUY-SELL-TRADE
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1826 Tamlami Trail in PG
Guns*Ammo*CCW
Financing Available!!
Buy*Sell *Trade
941-347-8445
KEL-TECK, 9MM w/ Crimson
Trace Red Laser, $450,
HENRY SURVIVAL RIFLE,
22 Semi Automatic, $250.,
REMINGTON BOLT ACTION
22 Long Rifle, $125. (941)-
258-5683
SIG SAUER P-250 9mrm com-
pact, 10 round mag. NIB $525
Call Joe 352- 30.6882 Local

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TRICYCLES
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BICYCLE 1950'S Ladies
columbia original 1950 $300
941-698-1951
MENS GIANT Cypress med.
2011 ike new $350 941-639-
5479
MENS MOUNTAIN Bike MON-
GOOSE 200XR.21 speed $75
573-201-6810
MEANS SCHWINN 1980s
world tourist 5200 941-275-
5837




TRAIN SET HO 4x8' Fully
landscaped, radio controlled.
$500 239-898-1585


TOYS

L^ 6138 _

TRAIN SET lionel $200 941-
474-7291


CAMERA CANNON REBEL
XSI, 18 to 55 lens bat charger
2 batt,. 4G SD card, Camera
bag $225 941-681-2076
PROJECTOR BELL & Howell
with accessories excel, c $75
941-492-6984
VIDEO/PHOTO slik ripud
Model U5500 2256 inch S25
941 661-7092
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66145.a

Local Manufacturer
otering to s-ell direct
to public! S PtrSON
SiPx S 18S.0 SWvIM SFA
L UAS (MIT IK 1x20 S67Cr)
LOCAL: 941-421-0395
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Cuddle up by the fire!
Firewood Split, Bunrdled and
ready for the firepit!
Pine, Oak, or Citrus,
941468-4372
GARDEN NOME JOE MAD-
DON new in the box $50
941-225-S1745
LAWN MOWER 19" WORX
Battery Powered $80
941475-0063
PRESSURE WASHER Husk.y,.'
Honda motor 2600 5150
951698-1951
RYOBI 18V weed wacker with
batt & charger $40
941-743-0582
TOP SOIL For Sale! Please
call: 941468.4372
TRANSMISSION FOR TORO
21332 w/b mower. $35 207-
319-6141

I STORAGE SHEDS/
BUILD GSNI
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FENCED YARD....
TIGHT SPACES...NO PROBLEM
941-626-4957
LICENSE # CBC12S9336

BUILDING
SUPPLIES
6170

FLOORING LAMINATE
12mm with pad. 250 sq. ft.
$400 941-429850/
LADDER RACKS for 5' Cargo
train $35 941-626-1226
TEMP CONTROL NEW
HONEYWELL T991A $100
941-429-7914
TOOLS/ MACHINERY'
^^ 6190"

BUSH HOOK for cutting sm-all
trees etc. $25 941.585-8149
CORDLESS TOOL set ayobi
18 volt combo cit bnib 5$75
714-5992137
CRAFTSMAN SAW 10"com-
pound miter & stand $175
941-766-7466
DELTA DRILL Press Floor
standing, great shape $250
941286-5275
MOTORCYCLE JACK ac
delco hydraulic 1500# c $85
941-255-2169


TOOLS/ M-LAC CHINERY
Z^6190 ^

PIPE THREADER (Ridgid) 5
dies exc.cond. $120
941-585-8149
PUSH BROOM large bristles
heavy duty -8 941-585-8149
RYOBI TOOL chest I1 pc 18v
$150 941-6236414
SAWSALL CRAFTSMAN w/
blades $35 941-766 -7466
SCROLL SAW ryobi 16 in
variable speed good $50
941-698-195,
SHOP VAC wet-dry 16 gal.
$20 941-625-7900
TABLE SAW 10" ryobi good
condition $100
941-698-1951
TIGER SAW Variable Spd
Porter Cable Model 737 $25
941423-9371
WEEDWACKER STIHL model
FS-44 Good condition $50
941475-9689
OFFICE/BLSINESS
EQUIP./S LPLIES
Z6 6220^'

OFFICE OUTFITTERS
Precowned & new office furniture.
VENICE 941-485-7015

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CAFE CHAIRS Round seat
hairpin back wood $50
941 275-5837
TABLE/CHAIRS set(s) OUT-
door resin $250 941-275-
5837


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CANARIES SPANISH TIM-
BRADO Hens $50 males $75
in full song 941830-8468
CATS
^^ 6232 ^


NOTICE: Statute 585 195
states that all dogs and cats
sold in Florida must be at least
eight weeks old, have an offi-
cial health certificate and prop-
er shots, and be free of 'nitesti
nal and external parasites.
DOGS
6233S

NOTICE: Statute 585,195
states !hat all dogs and cats
sold in Florida must be at least
eight weeks old, have an offi-
cial health certificate and prop-
er shots, and be free of inlesri
nal and external parasites.
HAVANESE 9 weeks. M/F.
Health ceriticate. Paper
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ACA Puppies 9049554525
Employ Classified!
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PET SUPPLIES
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BIRD CAGE 1 Lg bird cage
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5100. 941456-2471
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DEHUMIDIFIER WHIRLPOOL
Top Rated Model $149
760-579-3232
DORM FRIG NuCool wine coo-
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DRYER W/ATTACHED
DRY CLEANING UNIT
Maytag Neptune
White. Exc. Cond.
$250, 941-204-8403
GE 2013 convection stove
NICE $425 941-999-0178
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white, good condition $50
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$135 941-661-2950
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BALLS.FULL SIZE $500 941
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Low Miles! New Taes,.Batt
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$2,700. 941-716-2602
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5S.720 mi, $10,875
877-219-9139 DIr
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CXL 59k act. mi., very clean
$9500 941.979-6234
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10K $25.990
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2005 CADILLAC DEVILLE,
40k mi., pristine, 1 sen. owner,
$11,.995 828-777-5610 Cell
2007 CADILLAC XTS
29,923 mi, $12,950
877-219-9139 DIr
2008 CADILLAC CTS
35K $17,988
877-211-8054 DLR
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Miles! Mrnt Condcan! $20,988.
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24K $24,911
877-211-8054 DLR
2011 CADILLAC DTS
33K $28,988
877-211-8054 DLR
2013 CADILLAC CTS
4K $29,911
877-2118054 DLR
2013 CADILLAC XLR
1 3956 mi, $34,9-50
877-219 9139 DIr
CHEVY
^ 7040 ^

2000 CHEW CORVETTE
80K 515.990
877-2118054 DLR
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Great Florida car or school car.
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$23,900 OBO 941-697-8776
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41K $11,990
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22,542 mi, 11,845
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1999 CHRYSLER LEBARON
Convertible, 65k. act. mi., exc.
cond. $3500 941-286-5755
2001 CHRYSLER 300M
Extremely Nice Car! $5995
941-916-9222 DIr.
2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING
LTD, CONV., $5995 Mattas
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$6995 Mattas Motors
941-916-9222
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67,799 mi, $8,754
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54,820 mi, $18,754
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DODGE
L ^ 7060 ^


2000 DODGE INTREPID ES
4Dr, V6, Auto, ACIoaded. 71K
orig mi., Lthr, keyless entry,
new tires, 1 sr. owned,
garaged., exc. cond. inside/
out. $3500 941-468-8083
2005 DODGE NEON
Only $6495!! Mattas Motors
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$6995 Mattas Motors
941-916-9222 DIr.
2007 GRAND CARAVAN
Was $7995 Now $6987
941-916-9222 DIr.
2009 DODGE RAM150
46K $29,990
877-211-8054 DLR
| FORD

L 7070 ^


2000 FORD TAURUS
Runs well $1800
678-873-0520
2002 FORD MUSTANG GT
PREMIUM CONV. Auto, air,
leather, loaded. Premium
1000 watt sound, good
condition. 59k miles. $9500
OBO 941-387-4485
2003 FORD RANGER,
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CONV, Blue Beauty! $10,988.
941-639-1601, DIr P.G.
2009 FORD FOCUS 49,086
mi, $9,950
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2010 FORD EXPLORER
14,046 mi, $27,845
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2010 FORD EXPLORER
47,024 mi, $19,875
877-219-9139 DIr
2010 FORD MUSTANG
27,839 mi, $17,874
877-219-9139 DIr
2011 FORD FLEX
30,143 mi, $18,950
877-219-9139 DIr
2012 DODGE JOURNEY
23,925 mi, $18,745
877-219-9139 DIr
2013 FORD EDGE
LTD 23K $29,988
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2013 FORD MUSTANG
21,058 mi, $19,950
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L 707C5 J


2011 GMC SIERRA 1500
DENALI 53,556 mi,
$37,854 877-219-9139 DIr

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L ^ 7080P ^


2007 JEEP LIBERTY,
4x2! Low Miles! $12,988
941-639-1601 DIr.

LINCOLN



2006 LINCOLN LS, V8, Loaded!
HOTP $9,988. 941-625-2141
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| MERCURY

Lwam:7100


1999 MERCURY SABLE
V6, exc mpg, 107k 4dr, all Ithr
loaded $2,900 941-627-5159





2005 MERCURY MONTEGO
32,290 mi, 4 cyl., $7,000
941-698-0600
2009 GMC SIERRA
49,818 mi, $16,875
877-219-9139 DIr
2010 MERCURY BASE
57,049 mi, $16,875
877-219-9139 DIr
2013 GMC SIERRA
14,708 mi, $48,795
877-219-9139 DIr
SOLDSMOBILE

L 7110 J


1993 OLDS EIGHTY EIGHT
Was $2395 Now $1995
Mattas Motors
941-916-9222 DIr.
SPONTIAC
L441713'0 J


1995 PONTIAC
GRANDPRIX 55,893 mi,
$3,987 877-219-9139 DIr
2002 PONTIAC FIREBIRD,
Only 90K Miles!
$4,988. 941-639-1601 P.G.


2007 SATURN OUTLOOK
LEATHER 58K $16,988
877-211-8054 DLR
2008 SATURN VUE
65K $13,988
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4cyl., power, Clean $1500
740-815-7900 Lake Suzy
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34K $23,911
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2011 ACURA TSX
25K $23,990
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LEXUS USED
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LE -- OF -" A T,- ,, ,.
1991 HONDA CIVIC
160,202 mi, $3,987
877-219-9139 DIr
2004 HONDA ELEMENT
119,702 mi, $8,957
877-219-9139 DIr
2006 HONDA ACCORD
108,788 mi, $9,758
877-219-9139 DIr
2006 HONDA ACCORD EXL
77,158 mi, $11,875
877-219-9139 DIr
2007 HONDA CR-V
64,446 mi, $15,895
877-219-9139 DIr
2008 HONDA ACCORD
61,212 mi, $15,987
877-219-9139 DIr
2008 HONDA CIVIC
57,901 mi, $13,685
877-219-9139 DIr
2008 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID
69,782 mi, $12,584
877-219-9139 DIr
2008 HONDA ELEMENT
60,360 mi, $16,987
877-219-9139 DIr


HONDA
Lwsom 7160 ^


2008 MAZDA CX7
71,133 mi, $13,875
877-219-9139 DIr
2008 SUBARU LEGACY
80,946 mi, $13,547
877-219-9139 DIr
2009 HONDA CR-V
36,615 mi, $16,950
877-219-9139 DIr
2009 HONDA CR-V
66,011 mi, $14,875
877-219-9139 DIr
2009 HONDA CR-V
CERT., 44,659 mi, $16,987
877-219-9139 DIr
2009 MINI COOPER
S, 60,271 mi, $15,575
877-219-9139 DIr
2010 HONDA ACCORD
24,462 mi, $15,785
877-219-9139 DIr
2010 HONDA CIVIC
36,015 mi, $12,454
877-219-9139 DIr
2010 HONDA CIVIC
54,388 mi, $12,890
877-219-9139 DIr
2010 HONDA CIVIC
S/R, LTHR, 30K $15,911
877-211-8054 DLR
2010 HONDA CR-V
42,239 mi, $17,458
877-219-9139 DIr
2010 HONDA CR-V
CERT., 56,555 mi, $18,990
877-219-9139 DIr
2010 HONDA CR-V,
15,399 mi, $18,950
877-219-9139 DIr
2010 HONDA FIT
29,249 mi, $11,950
877-219-9139 DIr
2010 HONDA FIT
34,672 mi, $13,958
877-219-9139 DIr
2010 MERCEDES C300
46,597 mi, $21,548
877-219-9139 DIr
2011 HONDA ACCORD
18,396 mi, $19,875
877-219-9139 DIr
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26K $19,990
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29,998 mi, $17,998
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30,991 mi, $15,875
877-219-9139 DIr
2011 HONDA ACCORD
31,645 mi, $18,987
877-219-9139 DIr
2011 HONDA ACCORD
35,050 mi, $15,875
877-219-9139 DIr
2011 HONDA ACCORD
35,420 mi, $16,854
877-219-9139 DIr
2011 HONDA CIVIC
20,341 mi, $14,578
877-219-9139 DIr
2011 HONDA CIVIC
34,621 mi, $12,950
877-219-9139 DIr
2011 HONDA CIVIC
34,844 mi, $13,875
877-219-9139 DIr
2011 HONDA CIVIC
CERT., 35,081 mi, $14,875
877-219-9139 DIr
2011 HONDA CR-V
19,301 mi, $22,498
877-219-9139 DIr
2011 HONDA CR-V
24,873 mi, $19,950
877-219-9139 DIr
2011 HONDA CR-V
27,234 mi, $17,950
877-219-9139 DIr
2011 HONDA CR-V
29,940 mi, $16,950
877-219-9139 DIr
2011 HONDA CR-V
36,013 mi, $19,950
877-219-9139 DIr
2011 HONDA CR-V
38,727 mi, $16,950
877-219-9139 DIr


HONDA
0 160 ^


2011 HONDA CR-V
CERT., 16,087 mi, $19,457
877-219-9139 DIr
2011 HONDA CR-V
CERT., 28,040 mi, $22,457
877-219-9139 DIr
2011 HONDA CROSSTOUR,
Loaded! 20K Miles! $18,988.
941-625-2141 #1 Used Car Dea-er
2011 KIASORENTO
47,404 mi, $15,950
877-219-9139 DIr
2012 HONDA ACCORD
19,809 mi, $17,950
877-219-9139 DIr
2012 HONDA ACCORD
33,519 mi, $16,950
877-219-9139 DIr
2012 HONDA ACCORD
34,478 mi, $17,452
877-219-9139 DIr
2012 HONDA CIVIC
10,308 mi, $16,458
877-219-9139 DIr
2012 HONDA CIVIC
CERT., 16,112 mi, $17,896
877-219-9139 DIr
2012 HONDA CIVIC
CERT., 20,705 mi, $16,875
877-219-9139 DIr
2012 HONDA CIVIC
CERT., 5,071 mi, $20,875
877-219-9139 DIr
2012 HONDA CR-V
42,229 mi, $22,987
877-219-9139 DIr
2012 HONDA CR-V
CERT 18,239 mi, $25,987
877-219-9139 DIr
2012 HONDA CR-Z
CERT., 35,594 mi, $15,987
877-219-9139 DIr
2013 HONDA ACCORD
7,764 mi, $20,975
877-219-9139 DIr
2013 HONDA ACCORD
8,989 mi, $21,457
877-219-9139 DIr
2013 HONDA CIVIC HF
6,155 mi, $18,875
877-219-9139 DIr
2013 HONDA ELEMENT
35,748 mi, $20,897
877-219-9139 DIr
2014 HONDA ACCORD
4,151 mi, $28,975
877-219-9139 DIr
2014 HONDA CR-V
2,883 mi, $26,987
877-219-9139 DIr

| HYUNDAI
L404:7163


2007 NISSAN XTERA
51,992 mi, $14,754
877-219-9139 DIr
2008 HYUNDAI SONATA LTD,
Loaded! $9,988. 941-625-2141
#1 Used Car Dealer
2009 HYUNDAI ACCENT
39,124 mi, $8,975
877-219-9139 DIr
2010 HYUNDAI TUCSON
46,619 mi, $15,987
877-219-9139 DIr
2011 HYUNDAI GENESIS
31K $19,990
877-211-8054 DLR
2011 HYUNDAI SANTAFE
59,176 mi, $19,875
877-219-9139 DIr
2012 HYUNDAI SANTA FE,
Like New. $15,988. 941-625-
2141 #1 Used Car Dealer
2012 HYUNDAI SONATA
20K $17,988
877-211-8054 DLR
2012 HYUNDAI STERLING
16,612 mi, $15,950
877-219-9139 DIr
7 INFINITI
L 7165 ^

2008 INFINITI G35
39K $19,911
877-211-8054 DLR


L JAGUAR
OW4:7175 ^


2004 JAGUAR XJ8
65K $11,990
877-211-8054 DLR
| LEXUS
L ^ 7178S


2005 LEXUS E330, Drop Dead
Gorgeous! $10,988. 941-625-
2141 #1 Used Car Dealer
2011 LEXUS IS250
46,962 mi, $25,478
877-219-9139 DIr

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7190


2004 MERCEDES C230
Excellent Condition! Only 73K
Miles! $7,150. 941-223-0946
2006 MERCEDES CLK3500, 2
Dr Coupe! Must See! $14,988.
941-625-2141 #1 Used Car Dealer
2008 MERCEDES E350W
72K "AS IS" $18,911
877-211-8054 DLR
2009 MERCEDES SL550R
19K $52,990
877-211-8054 DLR

MINI COOPER
L 71902


2007 MINI COOPER, Red!
Double Moon Roof! $12,988
941-639-1601 P.G. DIr
S MITSUBISHI
7195


2010 MITSUBISHI OUT-
LANDER 48,216 mi,
$15,950 877-219-9139 DIr
NISSAN
L ^ 7200 ^


2006 NISSAN 350Z, 6 Speed!
Must See! $12,988. 941-625-
2141 #1 Used Car Dealer
2008 NISSAN ALTIMA
SL 77K $11,911
877-211-8054 DLR
2009 NISSAN CUBE
43,705 mi, $10,950
877-219-9139 DIr
2009 NISSAN FRONTIER
63,890 mi, $19,875
877-219-9139 DIr
2009 NISSAN MURANO
83,646 mi, $16,874
877-219-9139 DIr
2011 NISSAN JUKE
15,237 mi, $19,950
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"AS IS" 11K $15,990
877-211-8054 DLR
2013 NISSAN ALTIMA
SV 17K $19,988
877-211-8054 DLR
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L 7205 ^

2003 PORSCHE BOXSTER
115K "AS IS" $17,990
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2006 MAZDA MIATA Grand
Touring, 55k mi, all options,
Silver/ Brown top/tan leather,
Inclds 2yr warr. $10,000
781-572-8215
2006 PONTIAC SOLSTICE
auto, black, 21K mi, super
clean $12,500 941-505-5520


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S SUBARU /

ow" 7207 ^

2010 SUBARU OUTBACK
60K $19,988
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2010 SUZUKI GRANDVITARA
18,424 mi, $14,575
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98,265 mi, $6,987
877-219-9139 DIr
2005 TOYOTA AVALON
107,986 mi, $9,978
877-219-9139 DIr
2005 TOYOTA COROLA
113,776 mi, $6,578
877-219-9139 DIr
2006 TOYOTA AVALON
45K $16,990
877-211-8054 DLR


2008 TOYOTA CAMRY
44,325 mi, $14,950
877-219-9139 DIr
2008 TOYOTA RAV4
85,438 mi, $11,897
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2008 TOYOTA TACOMA
43,462 mi, $19,875
877-219-9139 DIr
2008 TOYOTA TACOMA
43,462 mi, $19,875
877-219-9139 DIr
2010 TOYOTA RUNNER
58K, BLACK $27,988
877-211-8054 DLR
2010 TOYOTA CAMRY
5,468 Ml $16,990
877-211-8054 DLR
2010 TOYOTA SIENNA
14,312 mi, $28,754
877-219-9139 DIr
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9,670 mi, $18,987
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'05 Town & Country $2900
'03 Pontiac Montana $3500
'98 Plymouth Expresso $1900
'98 Honda Civic 2DR. $2500
'94 Honda Accord 4dr $1900
'95 Cadillac Deville $1900
'03 GMC Sonoma P/U $3900
'03 Pont. Bonneville $3900
'02 Mitsubishi Eclipse $2900
'98 SATURN 78K, $2900
'99 SILVERADO LOW MI $4900
'03 CHEVY VENTURA VAN $4900
'97 CROWN VIC $1900
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2005 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
78,641 mi, $8,754
877-219-9139 DIr
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TOUAREG 70,114 mi,
$13,245 877-219-9139 DIr
2006 VW PASSAT,
Low Miles! Great on Gas!
$10,988. 941-639-1601, DIr
2013 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
DIESEL 19K $21,988
877-211-8054 DLR


2006 VOLVO C70 Hardtop
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639-1601 P.G. DIr.
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HONDA ACCORD Roof rack
exc cond fits '03-'07 $150
941-286-5275
MICHELIN RADIAL Tire
215/65R16 all season on Chr
$50 941-661-7093
TIRE TRAILER tire 13' with 5
lug wheel $35 941-412-1228
TIRES, (4) All Season
P205/55R16. Used only 3
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TIRES/WHEELS Expedition
50% $65 941-830-2028
TRUCK TOPPER Will fit S-10
pick up and other small trucks.
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71K $13,990
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625-2141 #1 Used Car Dealer
2010 DODGE Grand Caravan
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floor & ramp. 941-8704325
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53,050 mi, $30,875
877-219-9139 DIr
2012 HONDA PILOT
15,469 mi, $23,875
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2012 HONDA PILOT
24,762 mi, $25,950
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33,758 mi, $29,754
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7,027 mi, $37,985
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14,532 mi, $36,987
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4,781 mi, $36,987
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7,276 mi, $29,875
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20' 1994 BAYLINER Needs
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Offer. 5262 Lovett. NP 941-
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trailer, 150HP Yamaha, poling
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Simrad, exc. cond., Many
Extras $18,900 941-497-3205
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Charlotte RV & Marine
4628 Tamiami Trail at
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941-244-5288
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EC $6,900 941-626-4571 or
941-627-5777




25'11" STAMAS 1980, fiber-
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drive, a/c, camper top, flush
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waxed. 240 hrs 538,000
941-421-2514
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Nordstrom CPYB. 978-852-
4844 World Class Yacht Sales


29'6" REGAL COMMODORE
2002 Twin 10 Radar, GPS,
AC, Loaded. $41,000
508-942-4600


Mariner 350, Twin Merc
Cruisers, All electronics,
Shows like new.
$69,900 941-255-5311


- Totally Refurbished with
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Asking $75,000. Call 941-
408-9572


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$14,995 941-255-5555
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Live Your Dream! 15.5' beam,
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condition $115,000 $92,500
Englwd 941-266-6321
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Yamnar, AC, heat, in mast furl-
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$77,000. 941-505-2787
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MAGMA New Marine Kettle-
Grille 15" Stainless $99 941-
828-3636

MARINE ENGINES
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OUTBOARD MOTOR Mariner
4-hp in very good con $100
941-639-0591
MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.
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BATTERY ON/OFF switch
Blue Sea 6006 $19
760-579-3232
BATTERY SWITCHES Perko
Model 9601 $25 941-423-
9371


MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.
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BOAT OARS Caverness Exc.
Cond. $20 941-423-9371
FENDER HOLDERS (2) for
10" Fender $15 each
941-697-0940
ZINC 12" x 6 1/2" Dream Dri-
ver $25 941-697-0940
ZINCS (2) 3" discs $20
941-697-0940
ZINCS Shaft (2)Zincs for 1
3/4" Shaft $25
941-697-0940
/ CANOES/KAYAKS

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13' PELICAN KAYAK Tan-
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941-876-4310
TRAILER
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7X14 Was $4095 Now $3350
941-916-9222 DIr.
MISSING 14 FOOT LAWN
TRAILER Deep Creek $100
941-661-5646






TRAILER HITCH Complete
Buick Enclve 08-14 Curt $100
941-505-8875
CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS
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BIKE HUFFY, 12 speed with
49 cc motor 941-255-0139
HARBOR
SCOOTERS
FOR ALL YOUR
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We Repair Scooters too!
941-347-8705


TRAVEL TRAILERS
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864-965-8366

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FAMILY OWNED/OPERATED FOR 36YRs
2110 US 41, Nokomis
1-75 Exit 195
1-800-262-2182
www.rvworldinc.com

FREE CONSIGNMENT!
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Charlotte RV & Marine
4628 Tamiami Trail at
Kings Hwy., Port Charlotte
941-225-2712
www.CharlotteRV.com


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RVWORLD INC OF NOKOMIS
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941-966-2182
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FWC reports 168 conrmed manatee deaths due to red tide and another 108 deaths are suspected to be caused by red tide. Of those deaths, 13 manatees died from red tide in Lemon Bay, another 14 in Charlotte Harbor, Bad record set most manatee deathsBy STEVE REILLYSTAFF WRITER SUN FILE PHOTOManatee deaths have reached a record high this year with 796 deaths in Florida between January and Dec. 6, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. MANATEES | 7 A Kansas man died Monday from injuries he sustained Sunday when his personal watercraft collided with a boat on Lemon Bay, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ofcials. FWC spokesman Gary Morse conrmed Monday afternoon that Lee Hollis, 54, passed away Monday morning. In an email statement, Morse said the FWC suspects alcohol was a factor in the crash. Morse declined to specify who is suspected to have been drinking at the time of the accident. A report by the FWC stated that around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, a 21-foot 2012 Nautic Star motor boat and a 10-foot 2006 Bombardier personal watercraft collided near Stump Pass. According to the report, four people were aboard the motor boat, which was captained by Bruce Vilardi, 43.1 dead, 4 hurt in boat crashBy IAN ROSSSTAFF WRITERCRASH | 3 Christmas came early for supporters of the Loveland Center, a place where adults with developmental disabilities can learn and play during the day. The center announced recently it was one of three agencies to be selected by the Florida Finance Corporation Board to move forward with the credit under writing process to fund a multi-million dollar housing project. The underwriting process is essentially a two-week nancial evaluation and review. If Loveland is approved, the nonprot will be eligible for $4,775,000 to nance its dream building specialty housing for its clients. With this news, we want to announce the kickoff of a $13 million capital campaign called Loveland Village: Building a Home Where the Heart Is, said Jim Loveland gets money for homesBy GREG GILESNEWS EDITORHOMES | 4 Dusty Crums new West Venice Avenue store, Orchid Envy, is as perfect a t for Venice as it is for Crum. As a barefoot little boy in Sarasota, Crum would bring wild things home to his mother, Cheri Denning. The wild things included animals, plants and yes snakes. In fact, he recently nished second in the state contest to see who could catch the most pythons in the Florida Everglades. I was just a kid, he said of growing up in Sarasota. My grandma had a green thumb. I think thats where I get it from. I learned by experience in the outdoors. It and his partner, Natalee McKinney, transformed Crum into an orchid grower with greenhouses in Myakka City and a large wholesale business. She is really the one who got me into orchids, he said. While lling orders for orists and garden centers, Crum realized that Venice was a market that has possibilities. Fenders Orchids on East Venice Avenue closed several years ago when its owners retired. Venice also has better surf than Sarasota, according to the man who used to visit the Venice beaches as a kid. What better location than Venice Avenue? he asked. This is the rst new business at this location in 50 years. (In the Polk Directory, the Cameo Beauty Salon and Steves Sub Shop were listed at that address.) Lease in hand, Crum set about building his shop and creating the right background for his orchids and the artwork, pottery, soaps, candles, bags and jewelry he would sell. He created shelves from rough-cut lumber and t a large-sized cypress tree into the corner of an L-shaped sales counter cut from thick stone. The t is as perfect as if the tree had somehow grown through the rock. I dont want to buy from China, he said. I want to buy local and support the local economy. One of the locals is Englewood artist Rita Schwab who fashions masks and other wall art from palm bark. Although he has his own greenhouses, he buys other varieties from other growers at Myakka City. Crum also sells handbags and clutches by Lodis, a company featured at Saks and Nordstrom; hand-woven precious metal jewelry by Nikki Sedacco for the biker crowd. Orchid fans should like the prices which begin at about $10 for a small bloom ing orchid. A giant orchid collection in a large ceramic pot was priced at $140 but marked down to 50 percent off. As the orchids open, I reduce the price, he said. Orchids are among the longest lasting owers. Even when all the blooms are open, they will last three months. As for the snakes, Crum and his team managed to catch ve giant Burmese pythons in the Everglades last January in the states organized python hunt. The team placed second and was photographed for a National Geographic special on the hunt. Im just an outdoor person. If there is any chance I can do something dangerous, I will to add some excitement to my life. You can watch TV or you can get out and do it yourself. As for the over-abundance of pythons Quite the Journey From snake wrangler ... to Venices orchid manBy KIM COOLFEATURES EDITOR SUN PHOTOS BY KIM COOLOrchid Envy proprietor Dusty Crum with a large orchid plant that is nearly in full bloom. Dusty Crum stands next to a large cypress tree growing in his new store, Orchid Envy, on West Venice Avenue.ORCHID | 7 If there is any chance I can do something dangerous, I will to add some excitement to my life. Dusty Crum VENICELjjjLNEWSCOVERTOCOVER.FLORjASNO.1WEEKLYNEWSPAPERjj. 30.r-) r b 3L,r .rt tl eti ;M t r :r ylje f t / ^ 'A'1 e rr 11 l!, N.1 Vii' ,_ ll 1lrye t...................................................................................... i i A7 05252 10075 0

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 SUN NEWSPAPERS 3A The report stated both the personal watercraft and the boat were headed south on the Intracoastal Waterway toward Stump Pass. The personal watercraft was passing the boat on its right side. The boat turned right to enter the pass and the two vehicles collided. After the collision, a sailboat operator helped rescue the injured and brought them to Stump Pass Marina on Maryland Avenue in Englewood. We heard the noise and saw the people out in the water, Darel Big Daddy Burns, who was working at the Stump Pass Marina bait shop on Sunday, said Monday. There happened to be a big sailboat, (which) made a quick left and started throwing ropes and life jackets. It was gruesome, said Jeremy Redman, a forklift operator at the marina. Prior to this Ive only ever seen someone lose a ngertip ... it was unimaginable unless youve seen it. Redman said the sailboat rst brought in Hollis, and part of his leg was amputated. He had lost quite a lot of blood. When he came in (to the marina), he was very pale. The sailboat operator could not be reached for comment Monday. Charlotte County Fire/ EMS spokeswoman Dee Hawkins-Garland said Hollis was originally going to be airlifted to Blake Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, but went into cardiac arrest, and had to be airlifted to Englewood Memorial Hospital rst. Once resuscitated, Hollis was transferred to Blake Memorial, she said. According to HawkinsGarland, a woman aboard the motor boat was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital with possible chest trauma, and the other boat passengers, Vilardi, another man, and a 12-year-old boy, were brought to Englewood Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. According to Morse, everyone on board was treated and released from the hospital. Brian King, owner of Island Jet Ski Tours and Rental at 1450 Beach Road, Englewood, which stores and maintains the Hollises personal water craft, said he was close to Hollis and his family. King said they are seasonal residents from Kansas who were familiar with personal watercraft. Theyve been operating Jet Skis for years from their vacation home (in Englewood), he said.Email: iross@sun-herald.comCRASHFROM PAGE 1 PHOTOS SUBMITTEDStudents at SKY Academy have been busy lately, rst participating in a fun run, then raising money to help buy bikes for those who cannot aord them. In the Frigid 2-Mile Fun Run, 50 SKY Academy students (pictured at left) partici pated after school on Friday, Dec. 13. Almost all students made progress in their running times since the rst fun run that took place in October. Prizes and awards were distrib uted to the students who made the most progress. In their fundraiser event, SKY Academy students worked in coordination with the Leblanc family to raise money for local preschool and elementary kids who are in need. SKY Academy students were able to raise $1,200, while local businesses added an additional $600 to go toward the purchasing of childrens bikes. In the photo at right, Principal Steve Smith and the Leblanc family are pictured with the funds raised to purchase the bicycles.Running & raising SKY Academy The U.S. Attorneys Ofce has returned a federal grand jury indictment against Gregory S. McPeek, of Venice, for being a felon in possession of a rearm. In July, the Venice Police Department received a report of a stolen rearm from McPeeks father. McPeek was arrested in August on felony charges of grand theft of a rearm, dealing in stolen property and possession of a rearm by a convicted felon after it was learned he took a .45 caliber handgun from his fathers home. The father reported the theft of the rearm to the Venice Police Department after repeated attempts to get it back. The father had red the son from his moving company a few weeks earlier and only learned the rearm was missing through text messages and photos of the gun on a company phone the son used while employed. McPeek was trying to sell the gun for $120. Fearing his father would turn him in, McPeek tracked down the man who had pur chased the gun, bought it back and placed it under the seat of his fathers work truck. He told the man to lie to police and say he never sold him the handgun. McPeek, 43, then contacted another family member and told the person where his father could nd the gun. Detectives were listening to the conversation while at the fathers residence. In 1992, McPeek was arrested in Massachusetts on a felony breaking-and-entering charge. He was convicted and sentenced to six-10 years in prison. The conviction prevents McPeek from owning or possessing a rearm. After the latest arrest, Venice Police detectives and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) continued the investigation in pursuit of federal rearms charges. As a result of their efforts, a federal indictment was returned Dec. 3. McPeek was taken into federal custody by Venice Police detectives and the BATFE on Dec. 11 and remanded to the U.S. Marshal in Tampa. If convicted, McPeek faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison for defendants with three or more prior violent felony convictions. With this sentence there is no parole in the federal system. In addition to signicant prison time, federal prosecution results in a heightened level of supervision under federal probation when released. This case qualies for federal prosecution due to McPeeks extensive criminal history in Massachusetts and the city of Venice, said Venice Police Chief Tom McNulty. The Venice Police Department considers this a signicant arrest to remove a known violent felon from the community to ensure the safety and security of our citizens, McNulty said in a press statement. In 2012, charges were dropped against McPeek in another case involving burglary and an assault. McPeek has been arrested or cited 14 times by law enforcement in Sarasota County since 2005, many related to DUIs and driving while his license was suspended.Email: ggiles@venicegondolier.comVenice felon faces federal gun indictmentBy GREG GILESNEWS EDITOR MCPEEK The city of Venice is moving forward with a plan that would make at least two of its parks legal, so to speak, and in compliance with the citys legally required comprehensive plan. Pinebrook Park and Maxine Barrett Park on the Gulf dont have legal descriptions written into the city code and dont technically exist. Maxine Barrett Park is part of Brohard Beach, while Pinebrook Park is actually part of the Welleld Sports complex. A master parks plan will resolve those issues, clarify myriad uses, and dene whats allowed in some parks but not others. A small controversy developed over Pinebrook Park when residents objected to Venice Challenger Baseballs proposal to build ball elds for disabled kids on an unused portion of the Pinebrook nature trail. Residents objected and city council eventually directed the Pinebrook Park portion of Welleld Park be restricted to passive open space use, with limited man-made activities and structures. There was some concern a referendum might be required to keep Pinebrook Park a conservation area, but City Attorney David Persson said thats not the case. Whether the conservation area is established through a master parks plan or a rezone of the property, a referendum wont be necessary, he opined. Merely restricting the type of park use allowed within a public park does not, in my view, trigger the necessity of a referendum, Persson said in a memo to city council. No further council action is necessary to effectuate that directive regardless of whether council chooses to direct the master plan for the park system to be developed or proceeds to rezone the property (to open use). While doing the research on city laws, policymakers discovered the city is required to have a master plan, but didnt. The inability to get the information we needed when things were going back and forth a year and a half ago on Pinebrook Park, thats where we rst dug out that we were supposed to have a master parks plan and we didnt, Mayor John Holic said. Instead of doing it piecemeal, if we have everything in one place, hopefully we dont have that problem again of (not knowing) what can be done in a particular park. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board also expressed frustration with the lack of a master plan as it considered numerous changes, like which parks should be deemed pet-friendly. The constant barrage of questions aimed at staff about which parks are maintained by the city, and which city owned parks are maintained by the county, and what those duties and park maintenance requirements are, also contributed to the need for a comprehensive plan. Its a huge undertaking, Holic said. With more than 30 parks in the city and really no single source to go to (determine) here are all the parks and their main uses, every time a question comes up it takes a lot of additional research. Hopefully this will end that.Email: ggiles@vewnicegondolier.comOversight leads to master parks planBy GREG GILESNEWS EDITOR Centennial Parks interactive fountain. SUN PHOTOS BY GREG GILESTheo Guidotti, from Brooklyn, N.Y., takes a dip in the inter active fountain the day before Christmas in Venices Centennial Park. Carpet Ceramic Laminate Carpet Ceramic Laminate Hardwood Vinyl Area Rugs Hardwood Vinyl Area Rugs All You Need To Know About Floors 825 E. 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4A SUN NEWSPAPERS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 Woods, who is leading the fundraising effort. Incredible, Woods said. This is a big deal for Venice. Without it, we couldnt do this project. Plans call for three new residential buildings with a total of 42 apartments that would house 90 clients, and caregivers for those who need them. The units would range from one to four bedrooms. All would have kitchenettes. A clubhouse for residents and community activities is also planned. Carl Penxa, Loveland Centers president and CEO, has been working on the idea of unique special housing for clients for at least seven years. Were very excited about this. Its denitely going to be a big lift, Penxa said. This is the rst generation of adults (with disabilities) that are going to outlive their parents. The unique housing, Penxa said, will include all self-contained apartments. Its not a group home. Its very unique. Something we found is the people were serving adults with developmental disabilities like to be around their friends and still have their own apartment. We think this is the wave of the future. This model is going to be emulated in the state and eventually around the country, Penxa said. It provides a much more effective service. Studies show people feel healthier about themselves in this type of setting. Residents will be able to leave the village when they want to, Penxa said, with no more restrictions than theyd otherwise face. The Loveland Village is dedicated to providing adults with developmental disabilities a unique housing option that allows them to maximize their abilities and maintain their independence while living amongst their peers and supports, Penxa said. Of the 127 clients Loveland serves, around 45 have expressed an interest in living at the facility once its complete. Woods said hes not worried about lling the complex. Theres been a lot of interest expressed, Woods said. We are nding there are other agencies who want to partner with us for their clients. There are people all over the country looking for a place. Were worried were not going to have enough space. Once its known outside, it will get lled up. Woods immediate task at hand is to kick the capital campaign into high gear. The Gulf Coast Community Foundation already contributed $150,000 toward the project. Woods said Loveland has already raised a total of nearly $2 million toward the $5.3 million match that will be required to complete the project by September 2015. The match can be in the form of money, in kind services, and pledges. PGT has already offered to provide all the doors and windows for the entire village, Penxa said. Thats a major contribution. We are hoping others from around the community, from Boca Grande to Manatee County, will get involved. Loveland Village would be just another great idea had it not been for the tireless efforts of Sen. Nancy Detert. Penxa credited Sen. Detert with getting funds from a legal settlement with the state redirected toward the project. We are so grateful for all that Sen. Detert has done over the years to bring the dream of the Loveland Village closer and closer to reality, he said. Efforts to reach Detert were unsuccessful, but she said through a press release, This is a dream come true for those who have been working to make this project a reality, and those who will benet from the Loveland Village. Detert told media partner WWSB 7 the facility will offer a better quality of life while ultimately saving taxpayers money. Rather than to provide government housing for them, which is expensive and not a good quality of life, this vision the Loveland Center has come up with is so much better. Its believed taxpayers would save more than a million dollars a year by reducing Medicaid transportation alone. WWSB 7s Josh Taylor contributed to this report.Email: ggiles@venicegondolier.comHOMESFROM PAGE 1 GRAPHIC COURTESY OF LOVELAND CENTERAn architectural rendering of Loveland Village. 475568 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Thursday, Dec 26 th Gator Creek 7pm Friday, Dec 27 th Shotgun Justice 7:30pm Saturday, Dec 28 th Zombie University 7:30pm 481263 Open Mon-Sat 3:00 pm Midnight with TWO great bands! Big Night Out & Shark Jumpers Call today to make your reservations! 3-6 PM Every Day 2 for 1 Drinks At The Bar 133 S. Tamiami Trail Venice Island 941-445-5066 www.pineapplesrestaurant.com MERRY CHRISTMAS! Pineapples will be closed Christmas Day. Visit our other restaurant, BREWHOUSE SPORTS GRILL at 231 W. Venice Ave. on Christmas Day. Brewhouse will be offering a Turkey dinner with all the fixins along with their full menu. 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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 SUN NEWSPAPERS 5AOn the heels of a suggestion in Dr. Robert Marbuts recent report on homelessness in Sarasota County, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation has brought in another national expert to review and help come up with a master case management system to streamline services for the countys homeless. On a recommendation from homeless expert Marbut, the foundation contacted Shaun Lee, who visited with several service organizations late last week in the role of an independent consultant with expertise in master case management and the Homelessness Management Information System, or HMIS. Lee has experience working with the homeless and case management in St. Louis and San Antonio in Texas. Jon Thaxton, the GCCF director of Community Investment, said a private meeting hosted by the foundation last week with Lee had more than 40 people who provide services to the homeless in attendance. Lee discussed the two main aspects of master case management: the actual personnel that work with the homeless and how they work with their clientele; and the HMIS, which is data collection software used to compile information on the homeless. Thaxton said discussions have taken place on improvements to the HMIS, who is going to be charged with owning the system, and who will be responsible for real-time data input. One of the main objectives of the HMIS is to eliminate duplicate counting and data of the areas homeless population. Ellen McLaughlin, Sarasota YMCA Schoolhouse Link program director and homeless liaison for county schools, said the meeting with Lee was an overview of the work hes done in San Antonio and how things are done there. She said that Lee is going to come up with a list of recommendations on how to structure a master case management for the foundation. Im sure its going to make the system of care be a little better organized so that families will have clear resources and connection to those resources, McLaughlin said. Charlotte County HMIS administrator Michael Overway also met with Lee about case management coordinated processes within the community something Overlay said is already going on in Charlotte. Overway said that Charlotte County has taken everyone that is in their HMIS system from agencies that provide services and standardized all of them on a standard intake system. The ideas that he presented in the meeting are denitely ideas that all of the continuum of care need to embrace, Overway said. We all have to have that standardized level of how were going to make sure that our systems are entirely client-centered. As continuums of care all around the state, we havent really done a good job of that, and we need to do better. According to Thaxton, Lee said he was impressed with the existing levels of cooperation of the service providers in the area. He said there is an opportunity to do some real pioneering work in the eld of homeless case management, and the grounds here are fertile for that, Thaxton said. He thinks the environment here is very receptive to change and improving the processes that are already in place. Lee could not be reached for comment. Marbut, a San Antonio-based consultant brought in by the county and the city of Sarasota which both have committed $500,000 to ght homelessness presented his ndings in a report last month, including that Englewood leads the county in homeless families, followed closely by North Port and Nokomis. According to the report, there are 348 homeless families and 637 homeless children in the county.Groups work to improve homeless case managementBy SCOTT LOCKWOODSTAFF WRITER A Venice woman refused to put on any clothes after she was told she was being arrested for battery. According to a Sarasota County Sheriffs Ofce report: Frances Madden, 68, was allegedly drinking and harassing her husband, who called 911 and asked to have her trespassed from a neighbors property. When deputies arrived at their home, Madden got up from her bed naked and became belligerent, swearing at deputies and her spouse. The victim said the couple began arguing while in their car over family matters. The ar gument escalated inside the residence, where she allegedly hit and scratched the victim. When asked to stand up and put some clothes on, Madden refused. When they attempted to handcuff her, Madden nally agreed to put a robe on, but nothing else. Inside the patrol car, Madden slipped the handcuffs and put her feet on the headliner of the vehicle. She continued to be verbally abusive all the way to jail, calling deputies and judges stupid and uneducated hillbillies. Madden, of 4200 block of Tennyson Way, Venice, was charged with battery on a person 65 or older. Bond was not available. Beach club brawl ends in knockoutAn Osprey man, who deputies were keeping an eye on due to a prior alter cation at a club, was found knocked out in an alley. According to a Sarasota County Sheriffs Ofce report: Two ofcers were patrolling the area near The Beach Club on Ocean Boulevard in Sarasota when they witnessed Hunter Elliott Johnston, 23, punch the man they were keeping an eye on. The victim fell back and hit his head on the pavement in an alley, causing him to bleed from his ears. Bystanders per formed CPR. The victim was BayFlited to Blake Medical Center where he was listed in critical but stable condition. Johnston said the victim instigated a previous altercation, but witnesses didnt corroborate his story. Johnston, of the 100 block of Bayview Lane, Osprey, was charged with aggravated battery. Bond was not available.More charges against former band instructorTwo more charges have been led against a former Venice High band instructor previously charged with lewd and lascivious battery on a ninth grader. According to a Venice Police Department report: Johnathan Daniel Ranew, 18, 600 block of Guild Drive, Venice was arrested in October after he inappropriately touched a 14-year-old while parked in a Venice Regional Medical Center parking lot. On Dec. 20 two new charges were added: two counts possession of obscene material depicting child sex acts. Bond was set at $50,000. During the investigation, detectives say they recovered evidence from a cellphone conrming the incident along with other criminal acts. Ranew was arrested on Oct. 29 and during an interview with detectives he reportedly confessed to numerous illegal activi ties with the girl. The Sarasota County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Rebecca Dickman, 39, 700 block of Matland St., Nokomis. Charge: Ohio fugitive (original charge: possession of morphine). Bond: none. Zachary M. Johnson, 20, 3000 block of Sunset Beach Drive, Venice. Charge: two counts each of larceny, destroying evidence, and accessory to a crime. Bond: $9,000. Michael Terrence Day, 39, 600 block of Shore Road, Nokomis. Probation violation (original charge: driving while license suspended or revoked). Bond: $2,500. Brie Trenkle, 23, 200 block of Shell Road, Venice. Charge: Charlotte County warrant (original charge: violation of probation or parole). Bond: $730. Nicolas Joseph Adams, 33, 4800 block of Pompano Road, Venice. Charge: possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone), trespassing. Bond: $12,500. Vincent James Mazzucco, 28, 900 block of Kimbell Road, Venice. Charge: disorderly intoxication, resisting an officer without violence. Bond: $620. Kenneth Scott Haggerty, 50, 400 block of Cerromar Terrace, Venice. Charge: DUI. Bond: $500. Juanita Maria Pendell, 32, 1300 block of Queen Road, Venice. Charge: probation violation (original charge: possession of a controlled substance). Bond: none. Joseph Edward Gervais, 57, 300 block of Palmetto Ave., Osprey. Charge: possession of a controlled substance without prescription (hydromorphone, alprazolam), mari juana possession, narcotic equipment possession. Bond: $4,000. April A. Williams, 42, 600 block of Sarabay Road, Osprey. Charge: two counts of petit larceny. Bond: $240. Charles Timothy Bertorelli, 43, 600 block of Osceola Road, Nokomis. Charge: operating a motorcycle without a license. 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BUSINESS MATTERSCONTACT US RONALD DUPONT JR. EDITOR 941-207-1218 rdupont@venicegondolier.com SUN NEWSPAPERS 6A WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 25, 2013 A downtown boutique store has moved, expanded and tripled in size to a spacious showroom on U.S. 41 in South Venice. Following the fast growth of their Sunshine Boyz Island Store on West Venice Avenue, Daniel Charney and Brian Corson needed to bring in more new inventory and they had no space. Scouring the available local commercial property inventory, they found a home for their new destination furniture showroom, Sunshine Boyz Island Store at 1950 S. Tamiami Trail across from Dans Fan City. It is almost three times larger than our boutique and ultimately could be 17,000 square feet, so we have brought in seven new lines, Charney said. We are growing here in Venice and trying to become the number one furniture store with our exclusive product lines. Keeping the contemporary coastal beach furniture and Charneys personal style, the store will feature many interpretations but customers will never see a completely matching set. Trying to cater to a lot of tastes, they offer more quality designs incorporating four or five different lines into a room a method that has made them successful. Our experience, he said, is a lot of people coming to Venice want their rst home to be beach inspired. We are introducing the bright colorful all handmade furniture of Tradewinds and new lines from Californias Brownstone. For the leather enthusiast there is American Leathers only, top grain leather furniture and Bernhardt beautiful heirloom pieces. Their boutique on the Avenue brought a great deal of attention, they said, adding they now have a new destination, fashionable and fantastic. Two new designers, Bill and Denise Bear, have joined the team; they were the very rst couple for whom Sunshine Boyz designed their home. They will be out and about assisting customers focusing on home interior design. Keeping the store very well accessorized with at any given time 100 choices available for purchase makes the shopping experience complete. These accessories include lamps, framed art, copper pelicans and many knick-knacks ideal to make any room setting appealing. We have had a wonderful opening. In less than a week, our sales doubled compared with the previous year due just to the location, driveby trafc and being open until 7 p.m. every night of the week when people want to shop, Charney said. They have retained a warehouse on Substation Road at Seaboard Industrial estate and recently expanded it to hold the additional inventory for the store. Supportive of local businesses for deliveries, they use Gator Moving. Enhancing their reputation as the home of the copper pelicans, three more have found wonderful homes and only 10 remain, said Charney. The artist, Frederick Spitt of Nokomis, has passed on so they are a unique collectors item. There are three in the store, and seven are locked up tight under security. Sunshine Boyz: From boutique to showroomBy ROGER BUTTONBUSINEWS COLUMNIST PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTONIn the spacious new showroom, Brian Corson and Daniel Charney, owners of Sunshine Boyz Island Store in South Venice, hold Dockside, one of the unique copper pelicans. Is there a Welcome Center in Venice? I have always considered that the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce performs this task. Contacting John Ryan, the president & CEO of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, I posed this question and got much information. There are many welcome centers in larger cities. These centers are commercially driven and benet from using the name. In Venice, the chamber is a visitor center providing year-round service. Where we differ is we are not doing this with any taxpayer support. The Venice Chamber is all fully membership driven. The means the Chamber does not have to accept certain items but does have general information to distribute. Mention a Chamber of Commerce, and the rst thought that goes through most minds is that they represent and support the business community in a given area. That is, of course, true here, too. Since 1925, the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce has served this area with distinction and with services aligning with the mission of promoting business growth and success. From Osprey through South Venice, this Chamber serves more than 1,100 members by providing networking, professional development and marketing opportunities. The Chamber supports without charge the needs of the community at large as the Visitors Information Center. Annually, thousands of tourists and part-time residents rely upon it as a reference for the hundreds of things to do in the Venice area. Do not be the person who has lived here for years and never stopped at the Chamber, then visits and admits they cannot believe all the information provided. All services are provided without taxpayer support due to the investment of the members. Stop in and say hi, grab a free area map, and one of the volunteers will ensure you nd something new to do in this area. The rst thing newcomers need is reliable services to help with managing their home or condominium. Resolve those issues with a visit to the ofce or call to David Pierce, the director of the Better Business Department (BBD), a division of the Chamber. He provides a quality referral from the Chamber membership who has a proven record of doing the job right. You will benet by working with them. If a problem arises in dealing with a business regardless of their membership status, contact Pierce. The Chamber helps in many other ways for example, their Senior Outreach Committee. They work with many nonprots, assisting seniors in need annually by collecting donations for the Shoebox for Seniors program. Due to these efforts, senior shut-ins and the underprivileged can look forward to a Christmas gift during a time when they may feel forgotten. Recently seven local centenarians were honored, the oldest 107 years young, with a birthday celebration at the Senior Friendship Center. At the ofce is a collection drop-off for All Faiths Food Bank for used cellphones for Cell Phones for Soldiers. The Chamber encourages donations of nonperishable food or an old cellphone, particularly before the snowbirds go back north. This need does not diminish during the summer, but the donations fall off dramatically. Through the efforts of the Venice Area Young Professionals, the Chamber helps the community. This group of 21to 40-year-olds keeps U.S. 41 Business looking nice on the island with its quarterly road clean-up and decorating downtown for the season. Many nonprots in our area have beneted from their efforts in providing people power for events. No need to search for help when you need Chamber services and resources. Call in to the ofces and you will get all the assistance you need, free! The ofce is at 597 S. Tamiami Trail across from Venice Regional Medical Center. Were here to help ... for free, Ryan said. You can visit or call 941-488-226. Collect some brochures and talk to our team any weekday. John Ryan, president & CEO of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, contributed to this report.Venice does have a Visitor Center. Been there?By ROGER BUTTONBUSINEWS COLUMNIST PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTONA Christmas welcome from the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce team for tourists and future residents includes (back row, l-r) Heather Bibbee, accounts director; Alanna Kirt, reception volun teer; Donna Pirozzi, membership director; Debra Mattar; (front row, l-r) David Pierce, business development director; and John Ryan, president & CEO. Our personalized service and attention to detail makes us a cut above the rest, said Megan Antonaras who with her sister-in-law Caitland Antonaras have opened Green Apple Salon & Spa at 101 Capri Isles Boulevard, Unit 1, next door to the Venice police station. They offer full salon and spa services for women, men and children and have six hair, two manicure and two pedicure stations with a massage facial room. Services include cutting, coloring, chemical, straightening treatments, perms, up dos, specialty and corrective coloring. Multi-licensed staff provide natural and gel nail services. Megan Antonaras was born in Germany and raised in Sarasota. Waitressing for ve years, she worked at Ntinos restaurant at the Rialto where she met her husband. Attending Cosmetology School, she worked several years at local salons before deciding with her partner there was an opportunity to own their own salon. They renovated the location, installed new equipment, stations, sinks and more, have three staff and are looking to expand in the future. Caitland Antonarus is from Reading, Conn., schooled in Englewood and in 2009 came to Venice. An esthetician and massage therapist for nine years and stylist for ve years, she also worked at Ntinos where she married and with her husband owns The Washhouse Laundromat at the Rialto. The salon is open from 9 a.m. Mondays to Saturdays; call 941-484-3993.Police Academy CourseWant to re a policeissued weapon, monitor and use police radios, operate a police vessel, see a K-9 handler with their canine on drug sniffs and participate in mock demonstrations? Sign up for the Citizens Police Academy. The Venice Police Department offers handson and interactive scenar ios in the 11-week course in February. Contact Lee Lyons at 941-486-2444, ext. 3265.Welcome to VeniceMost cities outside the United States have a Welcome Center. In Venice, we have a Visitor Center provided and funded entirely by the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce. This week, read my report on the many services provided, including a big welcome to tourists, snowbirds and potential and existing residents.Go Behind the ScenesIf you would like a behind-the-scenes look at the everyday operations of local government rsthand in Sarasota County, apply before Jan. 9 to Kaitlyn Johnston at 941-861-5000. It is an opportunity to see county government operations with the County Commission, Public Works, the Ofce of Financial Management, Emergency Management, Communications and more. Staff members from county departments provide presentations, conduct tours of county facilities and answer questions from the participants. New activities this spring include a guided tour of Phillippi Estate Park as well as the Sarasota County jail.Weekday SpecialsFor discerning shoppers, there are specials each weekday at the Elephants Trunk Thrift Store, 595 S. Tamiami Trail. Here are the specials: Mondays, shoes and handbags 50 percent off; Tuesdays, all books 50 percent off; Wednesdays, framed artwork 50 percent off; Thursdays, tapes, CDs, DVDs and records 50 percent off; and Fridays, all clothing 50 percent off. On Saturdays, enter the sh bowl drawing to save. Operated by the Hospital Volunteers of Venice, all prots remain locally to benet this community in the form of grants and scholarships. Consider volunteering a few hours at Venice Regional Medical Center, Health Park or Lifeline Personal Response Service. Call 941-483-3056.New WCR PresidentSandra Adkins-Pertz, a Realtor in the RE/ MAX Platinum Realty Venice ofce at 307 W. Venice Ave., is the 2014 Vice President of Realtor Membership for the Womens Council of Realtors (WCR) Venice Chapter. The organization is a national network of successful Realtors advancing women as professionals and leaders in business, the industry and the communities they serve. Call 941-587-3464.Tickets AvailableA sell-out every year, the Venice Mainstreet fashion show Pretty in Pink now has $35 tickets available from Sandy and Dave Wilson at Sun Bug Fashions, 141 W. Venice Ave. Show begins at 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at the Plantation Golf and Country Club.GreetingsI wish all Businews readers a happy Christmas and a healthy and inter esting New Year reading all the local 2014 Business News in our Venice Gondolier Sun. 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.Green Apple Salon opens with full services for all agesBy ROGER BUTTONBUSINEWS COLUMNIST L (_ 6

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 SUN NEWSPAPERS 7A Barbara J. SchadeBarbara J. Schade, 92, of Venice, Fla., formerly of Michigan, died Dec. 14, 2013. She was a member of the Venice Presbyterian Church. She was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Nurses Corp stationed in Pawling, N.Y. Survivors include her friend Marjorie Balmer of Venice and her brother Roy Salmon of Waterport, N.Y. Burial with graveside military services were held Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Mt. Albion Cemetery in Albion, N.Y. Ewing Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. | OBITUARY OBITUARY POLICYObituaries are accepted from funeral homes and crematories only. There is no charge for publishing an abbreviated death notice once. Full obituaries, notices of services and repeat death notices will be subject to charges based on their length. Obituaries should be emailed to smcintosh@venicegondolier. com and must include a phone number. There is an additional charge for faxed or hand-de livered obituaries, and for photos. The Venice Gondolier Sun publishes on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Obituary deadlines are noon for faxes and 2 p.m. for emails the day before publica tion. For more information, call 941-207-1011. the Peace and Myakka rivers. The majority of those deaths were in the Caloosahatchee River and other Lee County waters. FWC Research Institute spokesman Kevin Baxter said Tuesday manatee mortalities due to red tide were seen from January to May with the death rate peaking in March. In Brevard County, manatees may be dying in the Indian River Lagoon due to viruses, bacterial causes, toxins or other contaminants. While testing has eliminated potential causes, researchers have not yet determined the cause of those deaths, Baxter said. For the past two years, the Indian River Lagoon has seen a die-off of seagrasses, a prime food source for the vegetar ian manatees, and the manatees there are feeding on macro-algae and other aquatic vegetation. Among the other causes of death, Lee County leads the state with 15 of the 71 deaths state due to injuries caused by watercraft. In Charlotte County, six deaths were due to watercraft and one death in Sarasota County. Lee County is the only county in the state with double-digit mortalities reported due to watercraft injuries, but Baxter said Lee County has been higher in watercraft deaths consistently. The ve-year average is 15 annually, Baxter said. The FWC also reports manatees are starting to migrate to their warm water havens. During this time of year, the FWC encourages boaters and the public to be aware of manatees in inshore waters, Baxter said. Manatee protection speed zones, mortalities rates and other information about manatees can be found on the FWC website at www.myfwc. com.Email: reilly@sun-herald.comMANATEEFROM PAGE 1 in the Everglades, Crum said it is not their fault that humans turned them loose there. They are just another one of Gods creations. There are none in the shop, although there are some items made from snake skin. It is Crums fascination with orchids that gave the store its name. Crum has recognizable blooms but also some not so recognizable. He is especially fascinated with the unusual varieties, seeking them out in the wild all over the world and then propagating them. God created all these wonderful plants, he said. My job is to search them out and bring them back to you. Im constantly searching for the newest and most unusual. One of those is a plant with black blooms that he calls a bat plant. It has large leaves that look as though made from silk and silky tendrils that move with the air cur rents. Native to South Asia, the bat plant seems well-adapted to Southwest Florida. Next steps for the world traveler/orchid grower/ adventurer are a website and nationwide sales. Find Orchid Envy at 339 W. Venice Ave. Call 941266-6351 or send email to: crum772@gmail.com.Email: kcool@venicegondolier.comORCHIDFROM PAGE 1 Another business is vacating its present home on U.S. 41 Bypass, moving a few blocks south in the next few days in preparation for the widening of this major route in Venice. LED Impressions & Computer Solutions is the nal business to vacate the 3-store strip center at the East Venice Avenue intersection. Sean Chan, owner and CEO, will be joining his former neighbors in their new home at 500 U.S. 41 Bypass South next to the Brickyard Plaza. In the future when the road widening is completed, our store will be on the sidewalk, Chan said. We will be in the same building as West Coast Mattress, and adjoining the Pad Place. Working in the new 400-square-foot location with his assistant Tom Kunkle, they will continue providing repairs for tablets, laptops and desktops and will continue custom building computers. Additionally, they assist with anything revolving around LED lighting, including soldering diodes and supplying and repairing computer chips for LED lighting for commercial purposes, homes xtures and landscaping light-up. Customers can bring in their machines for repairs, virus removal, hard drive problems, data recovery and upgrades, said Chan, who also sets up and designs websites. He makes house calls to assist computer users covering the area from North Port to Sarasota. He came from Hong Kong to the U.S. when he was 4 years old. He grew up in Venice and attended local schools. At the University of South Florida, he obtained an Information Studies degree, returning home to open up his shop.LED, computer repair biz on the moveBy ROGER BUTTONBUSINEWS COLUMNIST PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTONWorking on resolving issues with a customers computer are Tom Kunkle, assistant, with Sean Chan, owner and CEO of LED Impressions & Computer Solutions, which is moving to 500 U.S. 41 Bypass South due to the road widening. Parking lots were full Tuesday. Stores had been open for days on end. But were people buying gifts in the nal hours? Or is shopping late just a part of the Christmas season? Lisa and Marilyn McAfee were leaving Bealls in Venice on Tuesday, but they said they already celebrated their Christmas at their home in Michigan and were just out shopping during their vacation. I cut back a lot (this year). I asked my family what they wanted and some of them said they wanted cash, Lisa said. So thats what she got them. For her, it makes sense. Young people dont have a lot of money, she said, so thats what helps them the most. Maybe youll think were not very Christmassy, she said. But you know what? Were practical. Chris Guereux, Jim Guereux, and Robyn Ellison looked like last-minute gift buyers at rst glance, carrying a volleyball and shing pole out of the Venice Walmart Tuesday but they were just on their way to the beach. I did all online shopping, said Chris, who hails from Washington D.C. Its quick, convenient. (I) ew down here and had everything delivered, Ellison, of Atlanta, on the other hand, said I dont do online, and had to do some last-minute shopping. I had to ask strangers advice on things Do you think this guy would like this? ... I dont mind it, though. I never do anything ahead of time. Eric Cook, owner of Cooks Sportland, Inc. in Venice, said he does see a marked change in shoppers behavior as Christmas draws nearer. Most of the shoppers he saw on Christmas Eve come into the store with a mission. Theyre buyers instead of lookers, he said Tuesday. Last week you got both, but today, no ones looking. Along with cash, gift cards are another popular option for exible gifting. Eyeballing the gift cards at Walgreens in North Port on Tuesday morning, Ruth Marino wanted to be done with her last-minute shopping by 10 a.m. I almost made it, she said. Im shopping for the people on my list that I forgot. Marino said she felt a little rushed this year since Thanksgiving was later than usual. I did a lot of my shopping on Black Friday, she said. With the stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving, I got a lot done. Many stores in North Port were steady with customers but not rushed. The longest lines in the city were for McDonalds and Alveros Family Restaurant for a late breakfast. Staff writers Adam Kreger and Elaine Allen-Emrich contributed to this report.Email: iross@sun-herald.comChristmas Eve shopping in Venice not always for holidayBy IAN ROSSSTAFF WRITER According to a AAA survey, 36 percent of consumers say they always use a designated driver after drinking, yet 20 percent reported rarely or never using one. To help make sure everyone has a safe ride home, AAA and Bud Light will again offer the Tow to Go program for the holidays. The program is designed to help discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel. Anyone, AAA member or not, can call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO for a free ride through Jan. 1. A responding AAA tow truck will provide both you and your vehicle with a condential local ride within a 10-mile radius to a safe location. The service is provided in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 22,000 intoxicated drivers from the roads. 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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 VIEWFloridas poor driving record is no surpriseAnyone who gets behind the wheel in Florida already knows the state is home to some poor drivers. That reality was reinforced recently during a study in each of the 50 states. Florida was ranked as the sixth worst state for drivers. Louisiana was the worst, according to CarInsuranceComparison.com. The rankings are determined by the fatality rates per 100 million miles traveled, failure to obey trafc signals and seat belt laws, drunken driving, careless driving and tickets issues. There are several reasons Florida ranks so poorly. It is documented that the highest percentage of drivers involved in accidents are young people and the elderly. Florida has plenty of both. The states attempts to regulate poor driving habits such as texting or talking on cellphones has been supercial. There is a state law against texting, but a person cannot be charged with the misdemeanor unless they are stopped for another violation. Talking on a cellphone is ne in Florida, despite the obvious danger of distraction. And, while Florida police attempt to enforce drunk driving laws, how often do we see drivers convicted of DUI back behind the wheel in no time often driving on a suspended license? State Rep. Irv Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, has been an outspoken critic of the lack of laws against cellphone use after his daughter was killed in a 1996 car crash. Slosberg, in the Associated Press story, said he was not surprised Florida ranks poorly. Its just so difcult in passing road safety legislation in the state of Florida, he said. What parent would want their child to be on a cellphone or text on a cellphone unless its an emergency? These are like no-brainer things. Slosberg, who has been unable to make texting a primary offense, was able to pass a bill in 2009 making not using a seatbelt a primary infraction. For 23 years, not using a seatbelt had been, like texting now, a secondary infraction. There are several factors that lawmakers and police cannot control. For example, they cannot get in the head of a 16-year-old who wants to show off for his friends and drive recklessly. And, they cannot park a person who is realistically too feeble or in such poor health that they should no longer be driving. Individuals have the right to drive as long as they can pass a simple test. Lawmakers can, however, toughen up laws that regulate cellphone use. They can make it more difcult to drive again after a person is convicted of a DUI. Another help would be to put more money into road construction and speed up the widening of our interstate system. While not directly the cause of the majority of accidents, crowded highways lead to impatient drivers and that is not a good formula for safety. Again, no one has the power to make every driver a cautious one or a good one. But with tougher laws and oversight, Floridas roadways could be safer. Peace arrives on this, Christmas DayGood Morning and Merry Christmas 2013! The entire Venice Gondolier Sun staff hopes this day brings you and your loved ones many blessings. Thank you for bringing us into your home on this most special occasion. Christmas Day is one of those incredible days where you can feel the powerful feeling of peace settle on the land like a light blanket of snow. On this day when you are outdoors, you notice that the noises that have become so present during our regular day to day grind have all but disappeared. Instead, if you listen closely, you will probably hear off in the distance laughter from both young and old. Stopping for a few minutes and just taking in your surroundings may bring back memories of Christmases past. Each individual has their private memories of those holidays prior and as it goes in life, some are grand and some have slight unpleasantness. Heres hoping that today creates a pleasant memory for all of us and that we all nd the fortitude to hold onto the peace Christmas brings for another 364 days. On this Christmas Day, there are countless rst responders, caregivers, military and civilian people giving us the gift of time served away from their family just in case there is something we need. Being in the newspaper business most of my life, I understand the necessity that comes with our eld and can tell you we had a group of committed people who worked through Christmas Eve to make sure we delivered your newspaper this morning. Additionally, we will have a dedicated staff from our company working today to get the newspaper to the daily markets tomorrow. Much like the above mentioned group, dedication is displayed without hesitation. To this group I wanted to say a special thank you again this year for a job well done. My heartfelt thanks also go out to all of the men and women who will serve mankind today. You are an inspiration to us all. So here we go. Its Christmas Day, the little ones have created a huge stir by now, I am sure. One thing for sure there is no magic on earth comparable to watching kids on Christmas morning. The heart just warms up as they look at what the big guy put under the tree. Of course, that could be the coffee you smell if you are last minute like me; there is not much sleep on Christmas Eve. Soon the smell of breakfast will generate even more chaos as all remember that they are hungry and we begin to go about traditions that have been passed from generation to generation. People will arrive or there is someplace you have to be but its a safe bet dinner will bring a newfound thankfulness to each and every one of us as we begin to realize just how blessed we are. The food will delight us for a while; the conversation will be bright and cheerful and, most importantly, the memories will last a lifetime. So Merry Christmas to you and yours, and here is hoping this day brings the world a little closer to peace.Cartoonist shows his anti-gun biasEditor: Readers of the Gondolier Sun who follow the opinion page cartoons of New York-based Mr. Dale Neseman are long familiar with his anti-gun bias. Recently, his cartoon printed in your edition of Dec. 18, 2013, now has Santa advocating his cause with a swift kick. Yes, with rearms, as with many things, safety is paramount. But that doesnt excuse what Mr. Neseman advocates. Never mind that the First Time Gun Owner is fully within his moral and legal rights to pur chase a rearm. The whole idea apparently doesnt sit well with the cartoonist, and it appears that Mr. Neseman thinks that if the boot belongs to Santa, its OK. It is not. Mr. Neseman has perhaps unwittingly revealed something very dark about his viewpoint and what he is willing to see done to further it the iron st in a velvet glove approach so common to militant liber alism nowadays. If its for your own good (a good dened by smart people like Mr. Neseman, of course), whats a little boot in the face? In his literary classic, , George Orwell famously wrote, If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever. Something to remember, and be ever wary of. Ultimately, though, we can all be thankful that such boots are far too big for someone like Mr. Neseman to ever ll.Joseph Brower VeniceFor bikers, Venice needs better entrancesEditor: I love Venice Island. But, as they say, there is always a but. I am a pretty avid bicycle rider and as such spend a few hours a day riding the Legacy Trail, Venetian Waterway Park and all over Venice and the surrounding areas. As I said, I love this place and truly feel fortunate to be here and be able to enjoy its beauty, friendliness and pedestrian accessibility. There are only three ways onto the island: Venice Avenue It is a deathtrap on a bike; it is to be avoided at all costs. Circus Bridge Great and safe, but this is the southern gateway to the island and the skeleton of circus past looms. What an unfriendly way to be welcomed to Venice Island. I personally have no problems with the boat dealer, car dealer but the skeleton of the arena doesnt look any better than it did before it was skinned. Maybe worse. The circus is gone; it is remembered and honored in city history. Now get on with it and do something with that valuable property to enhance the experience of entering Venice. As it is, it is an eyesore, dare I say even an embarrassment? It has only been what, 19 years? KMI or North Bridge Oops, this entrance is pretty ugly, too. Empty, run-down buildings, vacant waterfront and dockage that should be an attractive welcome to the island. Yuck! Thank goodness the Urgent Care building solved the problem of the perennial bankrupt restaurant on the point. Under the Island side of the bridge, on the trail to the VABI building, a hundred NO BIKE signs. Welcome to the trail! And while I am at it, as the trail goes behind the condos, there is a 90-degree corner, blinded by a hedge. Can we cut that down so people can see, before the accident? Please. As I said, I love Venice Island and I would love to see and feel its character and personality upon entering it. Instead, it is an acquired taste once you get past the ugly entrances to it. Tim Leach NokomisHomeless shelters a thoughtless ascoEditor: How many welfare programs must taxpayers fund before government admits that no amount of money is ever enough to make the problem go away and that they usually make it worse? How many communities will they destroy before they show compassion for the quality-of-life for residents? Homeless shelters throughout Sarasota County will sound a call for every homeless person in the region to come here and they will ock here and stay in the homeless villages,i.e. ghettos, being proposed. They will bring their drugs and drug pushers, more will sit in drug/alchohol stupors in our streets, more garbage will be strewn over our roads, and robberies and break-ins will escalate. In every city where programs like this have been tried, it has been a disaster. In no article have either the Sarasota County commissioners or homeless shelter consultant, Robert Marbut, described the vast and endless tax burden this thoughtless asco of a program is going to MISSION STATEMENTTo be the superior quality, low-cost provider of information and adver tising in the local communities we serve. 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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 SUN NEWSPAPERS 9A put, permanently, on the county on you and me. They have briey alluded to the cost of occasionally arresting some of these people, but have avoided, even proposing, the cost of providing a total lifestyle for a countless and growing population that will never go away. In truth, his proposals are old, failed and redundant and do not really address the temporarily unemployed families or unfortunate persons of any good character who seek and get some measure of help from existing programs. No one can x their lives totally but themselves. He is, in fact, addressing the dedicated homeless people who abuse these programs to perpetuate their addictions and desire to avoid work. Fran Butler VeniceWinfreys die statement was racistEditor: Oprah Winfrey recently entered into the world of racial nastiness with her statement about older white people just having to die in order to end racism. This is grossly insulting to myself and so many of my fellow Venice residents. The notion that every older white person is a racist is in itself a form of racial proling. There is, however, a much more danger ous aspect to Oprahs statement. It is possible that such venom might provide inspiration for violent acts by those who might want to help Oprahs wish become a reality. A. Edward Bosch VeniceThank you to Levine and his Santa programEditor: I would like to thank Mike Levine, owner and operator of Home Instead Senior Care, for arranging for my residents at Summit at Venice Assisted Living to be a part of the Be a Santa for a Senior Program! The program not only provided lovely Christmas gifts for my residents tailored to their needs and wants, but also Mr. Levine arranged for Santa to pay a visit to our community! The beautifully wrapped gifts were handed out by happy volunteers, including Home Instead employees and the Wolfpack students from Venice High School. The students also painted ngernails, decorated cookies, visited, and played games with my residents! For all of you who picked the tags off the Christmas Trees in stores like Bealls and purchased the items for our senior citizens, your generosity astounded us! I wish you could have seen the faces of my residents as they were handed these fabulous gift bags lled with gifts. Many of these residents were in need of these items and/or do not have family in the area or at all. We were so touched and thankful for being included in this program. I want you to know how appreciative we all are, and we are still talking about it. We are so lucky to live in a caring community. Mike Levine organized it all and should be commended for his hard work and generosity. There will be no coal in his stocking! Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.Elaine Chamard, Activity Director, Summit at Venice Assisted LivingThe world needs more like Rich CarrollEditor: Rich Carroll was recently awarded Pillar of the Community for his tireless work with Challenger Baseball so that those whose physical challenges make it difcult, might otherwise play our all-American sport. Be a witness to just one game and you will agree that Rich Carroll is a pillar of humanity. If there were more Rich Carrolls and his team of volunteers, the world would be a better place!Val and Wayne Cooper VeniceStart reading, keep reading to your kidsEditor: The million word gap is a new concern for educators of young children. This staggering number represents the gap between the number of words heard by children of wealthier families as opposed to children from low income households. Since children learn to speak because they are spoken to and spoken language is an important literacy skill, low income children are at a disadvantage before they even get to kindergarten. As a former frugal mom and current frugal preschool director and grandma, Ive come up with some easy no-cost ways to bridge this gap. First, families, talk to your children. Engage them in conversation at every opportunity. Use those wasted minutes during the day, while riding in the car, waiting in line, bath time, diaper changes, mealtimes, etc. Not only is talk cheap, it is free. Singing counts, too. Take advantage of our wonderful, free library system. Get a library card and one for your child. Take out books and read, read, read to your child. Sign your children up for the Born to Read program. Put the word out to family and friends that youd be delighted to give a good home to any books their kids have outgrown. Most childcare centers have a collection of books to lend out. Just ask. 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For a moment, the cards were on the table and Lemon Bay High School held the winning hand. But a slow start doomed the Manta Rays and they could only pull to a late-game tie during a 69-58 loss against Venice on Friday night. With four minutes left, Montrel Jackson sank a pair of free throws and teammate Brian McGill stole the inbounds pass and laid it back in to give the Manta Rays their rst tie in a game they never led, 55-55. It marked the peak of a score-and-answer effort from each side and sent Lemon Bay (8-8) on the upswing. Unfortunately, the Manta Rays spent the next 3 minutes without a basket, while the Indians (7-3) scored 10 to seal the victory. I thought tonight we came out with a lot of intensity, we were sharing the ball and were playing good team basketball, and we held onto that, Venice coach James Slaton said. We got a lot of loose balls, and we were making our shots down the stretch. And when the ball goes through the net, its a good feeling. For Lemon Bay, a long day at the end of a long week meant a rocky beginning. The Manta Rays fell behind by as many as 12 in the rst half due to sloppy ball-handling, rushed shots and lack of rebounds. Somewhat to blame was timing, as Lemon Bay tipped off at nearly 8 p.m. after the boys had arrived at the gym at 4 p.m. and sat in the bleachers through two junior varsity games. While Venices team showed up later in the evening, the Manta Rays shared a bus with the junior varsity and didnt have the luxury of hanging out at home during the long wait. It all comes back to the start, Lemon Bay coach Sean Huber said. Its a long day at the end of nals week its been a long week for everybody. We came out at, and it just wasnt right. And then we woke up and played, a little late. Once Lemon Bay settled into its game, the Manta Rays focus was much sharper. They chipped away at the lead little by little, answering each Venice score with one of their own in the second quarter until Lemon Bay trailed just 33-29 at the half. Behind the drive was Montrel Jackson, who was as effective from the oor as he was the line, and nished with 15 points while running the offense. Ryan Straub hit four threes in the loss, each coming at a crucial moment to give his team life, and nished with 17 points. But even the duos efforts werent enough to over come the lack of energy early on. Lemon Bay 15 14 15 14 Venice 24 9 16 20 Lemon Bay Straub 17, Jackson 15, Hill 12, Garza 6, McGill 4, Huffman 2, DiLorenzo 2 Venice Marino 23, Provitt 12, Marksbury 12, Whitney 10, MacFarlane 6, Hudson 4, Cokley 2Venice starts fast, finishes strong, defeats Lemon BayBy DAWN KLEMISHSUN CORRESPONDENT SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELLDom Marino scores two of his 23 points Friday night. Venice outlasted Lemon Bay 69-58. When Shannen Smith looked up at the video board during pregame warmups, her mouth dropped. Nestled among pictures advertising Venice High School girls basketball ashed a simple slogan. Only Good for Bait. It most certainly was not there Thursday when the Indians hosted North Port, meaning the sign was aimed at the Manta Rays. And though Lemon Bay came up on the losing end of a 49-47 contest, Smith and her teammates made sure the Indians knew Manta Rays are good for many things. Venice had a 47-45 lead with 24 seconds remaining when Lemon Bay drove up the oor and Kayla Reid willed her shot from the block to fall. It tied the game with eight seconds remaining. Venice (9-8) drove up the court and Emma Hanewinckel launched an improbable, heavily guarded, off-balance shot from inside the paint that teetered just a bit before it fell with .8 on the clock. Lemon Bay (7-8) could not get another shot off. The Manta Rays opened the game on a Kacyn Shirley 3-pointer and ran wild, slicing through the usually stingy Indians defense and countering with a few forced turnovers of their own. Despite the loss, Lemon Bay coach Mike Young said the competition was an emotional high that showed his girls could compete under pressure. There were two good teams out there and we played pretty well, he added. Basically, when all was said and done, they had the last shot, and (Hanewinckel) made a tough shot. It wasnt like she was wide open, it rolled around and went in. We didnt foul, we didnt give her an open shot, and on our end, thats all you can ask. The Indians showed no physical effects from Thursdays rough-andtumble game against North Port, but Venice looked rattled in its makeup, and Lemon Bay took full advantage. It took the Indians until the fourth quarter but once they settled in, the Manta Rays struggled with the man-to-man ball pressure Venice was doling out. The Indians opened the fourth on a 7-0 run to take a 39-37 lead and force Young to call time out. In the fourth quarter, my seniors really stepped up, Venice coach Jim Davis said. They did what seniors were supposed to do, step up and take control. Particularly devastating to Lemon Bays defense was Maggie Flynn. The senior guard returned to action just Thursday after missing time with a bone chip in her femur and sank shots from all over the court, boosting her team when it fell at and pushing the Indians to play more intensely. She nished with a game-high 17 points and caused a number of problems on the opposite side of the oor as well. Reid led Lemon Bay with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Hayley Smith added 13 points. Lemon Bay 11 11 15 10 Venice 12 11 9 17 Lemon Bay Reid 14, Smith 13, Shirley 6, Azwoir 6, Lutz 2, Chapman 2, Vogt 2, DiGiacomo 2 Venice Flynn 17, Hanewinckel 8, Ward 8, Ream 6, McCutcheon 4, Miller 3, Angelo 2, Whitney 1Hanewinckels shot edges Indians past MantasBy DAWN KLEMISHSUN CORRESPONDENTThe Venice High wrestling team earned its rst tournament win of the year, going 7-0 in the 20-team Southside Duels held at Boca Ciega High in Gulfport. The Indians, who have won the tournament three years in a row, defeated Belleview, Countryside, Seminole, Gibbs, East Lake, Palmetto and the host school. Four Indians Lincoln Yoder, Casey Dejonge, Nick Vischulis and CJ Trammel went undefeated, and Trammel was voted the tournaments most outstanding wrestler by the tournaments coaches. Brent Smallwood, Bo Williams, Zach Kelly, Bryce Balsinger, Luke Viegel and Tate Wojcik all went 6-1.Wrestling team three-peats at Southside DuelsSTAFF REPORTCOURTESY PHOTOSLincoln Yoder competes in one of his seven victories during the Southside Duels. Right: CJ Trammel poses after going 7-0 and being voted the Southside Duels most outstanding wrestler. BOYS BASKETBALL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL BOYS WRESTLING SPORTSCONTACT US ROB SMITH SPORTS EDITOR 941-207-1107 rsmith@venicegondolier.com SUN NEWSPAPERS 10A WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 25, 2013 G o l f D i r e c t o r y Golf Directory 5301 HERON CREEK BLVD., NORTH PORT Between US 41 & I-75 Exit 182 423-6955 Take a tour online at: DeepCreekGolf.com Nice People, Great Golf Call 625-6911 for Tee Times & Lessons Deep Creek Golf Club Open To The Public 27 Holes Lifetime Golf Rates 888-663-2420 www.sunnybreezegolf.com KINGSWAY COUNTRY CLUB BECOME A MEMBER FOR THE DAY 1 mile east off I-75 exit 170 (Kings Highway). Left at Kingsway Circle 941-625-8898 18 Hole Executive Length Course Exit 170 West on King Highway, P.C. www.kingsgatehomes.com PORT CHARLOTTE GOLF CLUB 22400 Gleneagle Ter. Pt. Charlotte 941-625-4109 www.portcharlottegc.com The Palms 697-8118 The Links 697-8877 The Hills 697-2414 Long Marsh 698-0918 Executive Golf Course Walk 9 holes for $12.00 863-993-2221 or 941-764-6700 12865 SW Hwy. 17, Arcadia Located near Wal-Mart Dist. Center COURSES 1350 Bobat Trail, North Port Call For Tee Times 941-429-0500 www.bobcattrailgc.com 50444836 COURSES Book Tee Times Today (941) 764-6661 www.riverwoodgc.com RIVERWOOD GOLF CLUB Ranked #15 in the State December Rates M F Sat. Sun. 18 Holes $55 $45 Big Summer Card $50 $40 Twilight after 3:30 $25 $25 Call for tee times 941-474-7475 or book online at www.bocaroyale.com 1601 Englewood Rd., Englewood Public Welcome 941-474-1753 27 Holes of Tranquility Memberships Available Public Play Welcome 2550 S. River Rd., Englewood www.myakkapinesgolfclub.com Burnt Store Golf Club 941-637-1577 PUBLIC WELCOME Visit us @ 24315 Vincent Ave., Punta Gorda off Burnt Store Road Call for directions TWIN ISLES CC Championship Golf Course NOW ACCEPTING NON-MEMBER PLAY WHILE WE FILL OUR MEMBERSHIP ROSTER INQUIRE ABOUT RATES. Golf, Seasonal, Tennis & Social Memberships 301 Madrid Blvd., Punta Gorda 941-637-1232 ext. 2 www.twinislescc.org 2 for 1 SNOW BIRD SPECIAL 4-45 minute golf lessons Total cost person #1 $130.00 Total cost person #2 FREE (You and a partner split the cost!) Gary Bower, Dir. of Golf Teaching Pro. 614-527-9527A R C A D I A M U N I C I P A L ARCADIA MUNICIPAL G O L F C O U R S E GOLF COURSE 18 Holes USGA Rated $30 Play All Day 1769 N.E. Livingston St. (Highway 17 North) Arcadia Phone: 863-494-4223 Golf 18 Holes 7 Days a Week All Day Saturday & Sunday Special $20.00 Weekday Afternoon Special after 12:00pm $20 Mon F riday Seminole Lakes Country Club 1/2 mile south of Burnt Store Rd. on US 41 in Punta Gorda 941-639-5440 www.seminolelakes.net 18 Holes w/ cart $29 $26 $18 9 Holes w/ cart $19 $15 $13 After 3 pm Open Monday thru Sunday, 7am to 5pm All Day Sat., Sun. After 12pm Daily A Resident owned Community 2100 KINGS HIGHWAY PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33980 941-629-1666 PAR 62 EXECUTIVE COURSE A FUN GOLF EXPERIENCE ALWAYS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE LARRYS DRIVING RANGE New Bermuda Tee Areas 941-456-5612 11402 Kings Hwy 3 Mi. E of I-75 Exit 170 DRIVING RANGES CLASSES/LESSONS A1RiCCADA RtIiIJFJIICC'AIL w,C{va.IF CCO IRZ E4 &?fieOPEN TO THE PUBLICTEE TIMES941-625-06800 -D 0

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VENUE 3B SOUTH TRAIL 4B AROUND TOWN 8BWEDNESDAY DECEMBER 25-27, 2013 CONTACT US KIM COOL FEATURES EDITOR 941-207-1000 kcool@venicegondolier.com SUN NEWSPAPERSOUR TOWN When your friends who are unfamiliar with our Paradise by the Gulf ask you about Venice, what do you tell them? The chamber of commerce speech is that its warm and sunny almost all the time; options for cultural and outdoor activities abound; and newcomers are welcomed with open arms. That pretty much says it all, right? No. Just as you wouldnt describe the Sistine Chapel as a building with a painted ceiling, you shouldnt give Venice such short shrift as just saying its nice out so you can golf or go to the beach a lot. If youve lived here full time even a short while, you know that Venice is much, much more than the sum of its parts, and that you have to experience them personally to come away with a sense of what it truly means to be a Venetian. As a near-native Floridian (48 years) and longtime denizen of Venice (28 years), here are my thoughts on what you must do, at a minimum, to fully immerse yourself in Paradise. (Warning: Long as it is, this list is far from comprehensive. Space doesnt permit me to list everything there is to do. I apologize in advance if Ive left out your event or organization. I love you, too.)ParadesIf you missed the recent holiday street and boat parades, shame on you. With all due respect to everything else there is to do in the area, there is nothing and I do mean nothing that better encapsulates what Venice is than these two parades. If youve been to Disneys Magic Kingdom, youve seen how it celebrates a Main Street from a bygone era. West Venice Avenue may not be as old-timey looking, but the street parade entrants are much more representative of smalltown America: local businesses, Scout troops, church groups, schools and Shriners dozens and dozens of them. If you can only attend one local event, this is the one. Its on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Mark your 2014 calendar right now. Thousands of your fellow residents already have. As long as you have your calendar handy, make a note that the following Saturday is the parade of lights The Venice Christmas Boat Parade. Boats decorated in holiday themes motor down the Intracoastal Waterway and back, to the delight of thousands of people, many of whom nd spots to tailgate or set up chairs as they do for the parade on Venice Avenue. Dont be sur prised if your neighbors along the route offer some hospitality. We take to the streetS on other occasions, too. In October, there are the Sun Fiesta and Halloween parades. And if a Venice High School team wins another state championship, that show will go on the road as well.EventsOf all the events held in and around Venice each year, the oldest and most representative has to be Sun Fiesta, the annual preseason party Womens Sertoma throws for the community each October. From the bed races that precede the parade on Saturday morning to the nal notes of the Sunday night concert, usually Venice is a state of mindBy BOB MUDGESENIOR WRITER The Sun Fiesta bed races Bobby Q, center, the mascot of the Suncoast BBQ Bash Below: Veterans Day at Patriots ParkSUN FILE PHOTOSAbove: The Venice Holiday ParadeVENICE | 2 Its website describes Ramblers Rest as a place that celebrates everything the Sunshine State has to offer. The 40-year-old RV resort at 1300 North River Road covering 117 acres with 647 camping sites along the Myakka River has recently backed up that claim by upgrading many of its amenities. Lance Beatch, senior vice president of asset management for the resorts Chicago-based parent company Equity Lifestyle Properties, declined to reveal how much was spent on the four-month makeover, but said it was well worth the effort. The Venice property has an assessed value of about $11.5 million, according to Sarasota County Property Appraiser records. Southwest Florida is one of the strongest RV markets in the country, Beatch said. And the Venice area is one of the best subset markets of Florida. Thats one reason why we decided to upgrade the resort. It hadnt been upgraded in quite some time. Beatch said the main objective was to rst upgrade the amenities that had the most exposure to its tenants, including the entrance and the pool area. We started with putting in high-end lounge furniture, he said. In the bar area we put misters in, to cool things down in the hotter weather. We also installed a scent machine that emits a pineapple scent, so it always smells great around the pool area. We also upgraded the sports courts. We redid the volleyball court and put in new tennis courts and pickleball courts, new play grounds with articial turf underneath, and we added a splash pad. We also put in new horseshoe pits and added a retention pond as well. So we basically repurposed the whole area. We spent a lot of time and money on the landscaping, too, which now includes a walking path through the pine trees that ties together all the amenities. The lighting was also upgraded throughout the resort, and the current buildings were re-sided, Beatch added. And we put tin roofs on all the buildings to keep them consistent looking, with a Southern feel, he said. We also re-sided all the bathrooms throughout the property. Ramblers Rest manager Carla Easton said the renovations will further enhance the resorts allure, comprising more than 100 activities and amenities including the large, heated swimming pool and hot tub-spa, shufeboard courts, shing, billiards, live entertainment, arts and crafts, an exercise room and a full childrens playground. We have a lot of snowbirds, Easton said. We welcome tent campers and we welcome RVers. People even bring in travel trailers, park them, and leave them here all year. Our prices vary, depending on your location in the resort and the time of year. A ribbon-cutting took place at the resort last Wednesday. Were excited about the Florida market, Beatch said. I think RV proper ties are an extraordinary value proposition for the customers, and with each of these improvements they can further enjoy the Florida sunshine at Ramblers Rest. For more information about Ramblers Rest, call 941-493-4354 or visit: RamblersRestRV.com.In strong RV market, Ramblers Rest undergoes renovationsBy STEVEN J. SMITHSUN CORRESPONDENT PHOTO PROVIDEDMisters around the bar area and new outdoor furniture are several upgrades in the restored Ramblers Rest RV resort at 1300 North River Road. 481096 1694 S Tamiami Tr Venice 492-6000 rfntttfbnfnnrnnffrfrr fn rrfrfntbn 481616 JAGUAR OF SARASOTA

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featuring local favorites Bandana, Sun Fiesta is pure Americana the type of event that would make Mayberry, N.C., jealous, if it existed. Among the highlights: the Venice Idol competition, the Miss Venice pageant, local entertainment, kids games and tons of smalltown charm. Newer but wonderful in their own way are the Sharks Tooth Festival and the Suncoast BBQ Bash, both in April at the airport and both beneting Special Athletes Boosters. Sharks Tooth began more than 20 years ago as a way to capitalize on Venices nickname, the Sharks Tooth Capital of the World, and attract visitors during the summer lull. Though the dates changed, the event is the same mix of music, food and fun as when it started. Now going into its fth year, the BBQ Bash is already an established event on the pitmaster circuit, qualifying the winners for national and world championship events. In 2014 it will also be the site of the state BBQ championship. Although theres nationally known bluegrass entertainment and more, the focus is on the food, with cooks from around the country vying for votes and dollars, not to mention bragging rights. If you like your food including dessert barbecued, grilled or deep-fried, this is the place to be. Editors note: While you can call yourself a Venetian if you know all of the above and have par ticipated in most there is so much more. Part II of Venice is a state of mind will follow in the Dec. 28 edition of Our Town.VENICEFROM PAGE 1 The Christmas tree-lighting in West Blalock Park The Christmas Boat Parade of Lights Dogs romping in the surf at Paw Park COFFEE BREAK 2B SUN NEWSPAPERS DECEMBER 25, 2013 F i n d i t F i n d i t Find it i n t h e i n t h e in th e C l a s s i f i e d s C l a s s i f i e d s Classifieds If Sarasota County can make plans in November for Valentines Day, so can we at the Venice Gondolier Sun and so can you. For several years, the county has sponsored a vow-renewal event at which couples may renew their vows at sunset in a non-denominational service at Siesta Key Beach. Couples are asked to make a small donation and to arrive early if they will be participating. For details, visit: SCGov. net/Parks. As Valentines Day 2014 will fall on a Friday and the Our Town section usually goes to press on Thursday for Saturdays paper, we need to get a jump on the holiday. We are looking for Venice area residents who plan to participate in this or some other romantic Valentines Day event. We would like to interview and photograph you during the rst week in February if not before. Anyone celebrating an anniversary on Valentines Day, especially anyone celebrating a milestone anniversary such as 25th, 50th or 60th should also contact us. To be part of the Our Town Valentine Day celebration, email your plans to: kcool@ VeniceGondolier.com.Have great Valentines Day plans?By KIM COOLFEATURES EDITOR New ofcers were elected to the Board of Trustees of Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast. They are: Ann J. Charters, chairman; Eileen Scudder-Zimmermann, vice-chairman; Fredric C. Jacobs Esq., treasurer; and James Westman, secretary. The election for the 2013-2014 scal year was held Dec. 3. Charters had high praise for outgoing Chairman Dan DeLeo, partner with Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick. Dan was at the helm for the past two years, managing our organization through transition and helping establish the structure to move our board to the next level. I am pleased to follow his lead in this exceptional organization, Charters said. Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast has protected nearly 8,600 acres in Manatee, Sarasota and Lee counties in its rst 10 years. Outgoing chair man Dan DeLeo said, It is an exciting time, as we enter the second decade of our existence and build on our excellent track record. The board is developing a land acquisition strategic plan, working with President Christine Johnson and Debi Osborne, our new director of land protection. Debi has deep experience in land acquisition and management, coming from The National Audubon Society and The Trust for Public Land. Her experience is a great asset to the leadership team in place. Other Trustees are Mickey Davis, James Ericson, Harold J. Johnson, M.D.; Rob Patten; Peter B. Scanlan; Christopher R. Sforzo, M.D.; and Jeffrey Steinwachs.Conservation Foundation names new officersSTAFF REPORT 808 Venice Ave. East 412-3800 TWIN PALMS CHIROPRACTIC www.twinpalmschiro.com JEWELL CHIROPRACTIC 579 S. 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VENUE 3B WEEKEND EDITION/WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 25, 2013 SUN NEWSPAPERS RELIGION THURSDAYHealing & Message, 6:30-8 pm, Angel Ministries, 2269 South Tamiami Trail, #3A Venice, FL 34293, 941-492-4995 EVENTS TODAYFree Turkey Dinner, Drop in 12-3 pm, Englewood UM Church, 700 E. Dearborn. Need Ride/Delivery? Call 941-587-1309 BY noon Christmas Day. Fun With Watercolors, Paint-Alongs with Carolyn Merenda, Wed., 1-4 pm, South Venice Civic Assn, 720 Alligator Drive, $90/mo.+ supplies. 941-366-2866 Ballroom Classes, Starting Thursday Jan. 9, 6:30 Advance, 7:30 Beginner/Intermediate Venice Community Ctr. for info call 941-496-9692 THURSDAYZUMBA with Lynn, Mondays and Thursdays 9 am, Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis in Venice, For info: 941-493-8630 Holiday Lighting, Holly Days-Mangrove Nights, 5-8 pm, Historic Spanish Pt, 337 N Tamiami Tr. Osprey. Reg. admission applies FRIDAYBBQ FridayLunch @ Elks, Elks Parking Lot. 941-486-1854, BBQ 11 am -2 pm. Eat in or carry out. Plates start @ $7.50. Buffalo Bills Catering. All are welcome Body Sculpt 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 Point, 337 N. Tamiami Tr., Osprey. Reg. admission applies Red Skelton Tribute, Dec.27 & 28, 8 pm, Venice Theatre, 941-488-1115, Red Tribute to funnyman Red Skelton by Tom Mullica. $25 | COMMUNITY CALENDAR New Years Eve, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. 1 a.m. Join us at the South Venice Yacht Club, 4425 Yacht Club Dr., for New Years Eve featuring Jimmy Spoto. Five-course dinner including Champagne at midnight. $55 per person includes two free drinks. For more information, call: 941-485-3061 Featured EventPAID ADVERTISEMENT | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSRed Cross needs youThe Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for volunteers in the following programs: Emergency Response Team responds yearround to local disasters such as single-family res. Be on call one week per month, either day or night shift. Excellent Red Cross training is provided free of charge. TOUCH program: Together Our Understanding Can Help provide mild exercise to residents of nursing and retirement facilities. A few hours per week. Training is provided. Sewers and knitters craft handmade items for the elderly and families in need throughout the community. Contact Kathy LaPietra at 941379-9300 or e-mail lapietrak@usa.redcross. org.Free Christmas dinnerA free Christmas dinner will be held at Englewood United Methodist Church Dec. 25 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 700 E. Dearborn St. A shuttle service will be available. For transportation to and from the church, or for homebound food delivery, call 941-5871309 now or as soon as possible but no later than noon on Christmas Day. Take-out orders must be placed and received only on Christmas Day and in person.Doo Wop at The PlayersBlend, a Doo Wop group of four a capella singers, will return to The Players Theatre, 838 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, for a one-night show Dec. 27, 7:30 p.m. The singers will sing songs from the s and s in their Jukebox Memories show, such as Barbara Ann and Only You. Single tickets are $18 each, best purchased ahead of time. Call 941-365-2494, or visit ThePlayers.org.Designer Holiday ShowcaseHoliday decorations by Bess & Co., Dina Bennett Interior Design and Trees by the Sea are available for viewing at Venice Museum & Archives, 351 S. Nassau St., through Dec. 30. Museum hours are Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Suncoast Humane Society benefitSuncoast Humane Society will hold its sixth annual Tennis Ball Wednesday, Jan. 22, 6 p.m., at the clubhouse of the Boca Grande Club. Tickets are $100 and include food, beverage, music and a silent auction to benet services for homeless animals. Contact SHS at 941-474-7884. Respite volunteers soughtJewish Family and Childrens Service of Sarasota Manatee Inc. seeks volunteers to pro vide respite for caregivers and companionship for their loved ones to provide relief to caregivers. Hours are exible; educational awards and/ or stipends are available. Educational awards may be transferable to a child or grandchild. Volunteers must have reliable transportation, make a weekly commitment, attend training sessions and pass background screening. Contact Nicole Ziemba at 941-366-2224, ext. 108, or email nziemba@jfcs-cares.org.Volunteer drivers soughtThe American Cancer Societys Road to Recovery Program needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Volunteer drivers are needed to ensure that all patients get the care they desperately need. Training is provided. Requirements include a good driving record, valid driver license and a vehicle in good working condition. Call Marion at 941-745-1214, ext. 5803. The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee has granted $13,000 to the Chesed Food Program of the Chabad of Venice and North Port. The grant was made possible through the support of the Mehler-Lublin Family Fund for Social Service Relief, a fund of the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, and other board-restricted funds. The Chesed Food Program provides groceries, meals, emergency food vouchers, clothing, shelter and other supportive services to individuals and families in south Sarasota, Venice, North Port and Englewood. South Sarasota County has a large immigrant population from the former Soviet Union, Ukraine and South America, said Howard Haberer, associate executive director of the Jewish Federation. This population in particular needs assistance with food, clothing, rent, utilities and other basic necessities. Were pleased to help the Chesed Food Program provide these much-needed services. Examples of people who have received aid from the Chesed Program include: The S. family (a single mother with three young children) was recently evicted from their home. The food program is getting them into a new home and is providing counseling, food and clothing. The K. family moved from Miami to North Port after the father lost his job. They pick up food from the programs kitchen twice a week. The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is a not-for-prot organization whose mission is to save Jewish lives and enhance Jewish life in the SarasotaManatee region, in Israel and throughout the world. For more information, call 941-371-4546 or visit TheJewishFederation.org.Jewish Federation grants $13K for South County food needsPROVIDED BY THE BRADENTON HERALD CROSSFROM PAGE 6 SUDOKUFROM CLASSIFIED St. Boniface Episcopal Church, 5615 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key, is holding an art exhibition titled Icons In Transformation, featuring the works of acclaimed artist Ludmila Pawlowska, through Feb. 9. Exhibition hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.3 p.m. The exhibit will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24 and 25, and Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Icons in Transformation is a 180-piece traveling art exhibition, making its sole Florida appearance at St. Boniface Episcopal Church. The exhibit includes traditional works from the Vassilevsky Monastery in Suzdal, Russia, and the contemporary work of internationally acclaimed Russian-Swedish abstract expressionist Ludmila Pawlowska. Viewing is free and open to the public. The exhibition has toured cathedrals, churches and museums, with more than 100,000 people experiencing these extraordinary works. The exhibition presents Pawlowskas work and the path to her vision, a con temporary artists vision, derived from traditional Russian icons, and their transformative power and painting techniques. Traditional and modern religious icons are purposed to represent the divine in a way that beckons the viewer, sometimes described as windows to heaven. The icons are rich with meaning and symbolism, and invite the viewer to engage with both eyes and heart. Special events are planned as follows: Sunday, Dec. 22, 6 p.m., lessons and carols Sunday, Jan. 5, 6 p.m., concert for cello and organ/piano, The GrattaMozelle Duo Saturday, Jan. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., icon-making workshop Sunday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m., Taiz Vespers. 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SOUTH TRAIL 4B WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 25, 2013 CONTACT US RONALD DUPONT JR. EDITOR 941-207-1218 rdupont@venicegondolier.com SUN NEWSPAPERS Times were tough for Robert Smiths family when he was inducted into the Navy. I sent 60 percent of my Navy pay home to my mother to help the family. My other three brothers did the same. I never played payday poker in the barracks, he said. My older brother quit school in 12th grade the year before I quit in 11th grade. Both of us went to work because of the economic conditions in our home at the time, said Smith, now 90 and a resident of La Casa manufactured home park near North Port. Before World War II was over, all four of us boys were in the Navy. I was inducted in March 1943 and was sent to Green Bay, Wis., for boot camp. After that I went to a warehouse on the Navys big dock in Chicago and trained to be an aviation mechanics mate. We worked on F4U Corsairs and Stearman PT-17s, two-seated biplane trainers, he said. I ended up in Livermore, a little town in California with about 2,400 residents located near a naval base doing general maintenance work on the planes the aviation cadets were learning to y. We made sure the planes were fueled, the oil was OK and everything was copacetic with the mechanics of the PT-17 they were taking up. The Naval Air Station at Livermore didnt lack for movie stars who signed up for the duration to work for Uncle Sam. I remember Robert Taylor. I ew with him on several occasions. He was one of the ying instructors who trained the cadets, Smith said. I ew weather hops with him in the morning. Wed go up in a PT-17 and y over the California countryside checking out the weather early in the morning before the cadets took to the air. Taylor was very good to the enlisted men. Hed sit around the hangar at night and talk to the sailors while having a cup of coffee. By then, Taylor had played the lead in Magnicent Obsession, Waterloo Bridge and A Yank at Oxford. Still to come in the s and s: Conspirator, Ivanhoe, Valley of the Kings and many more. Because Smith and his buddies worked on planes at night, they found themselves with days off they could use to their advantage. If we had two or three days leave, wed go down to the Oakland docks on San Francisco Bay and work as stevedores. We could go down there, catch a bed at the YMCA, have breakfast and go to work. They paid us well, he said. Another favorite place to pick up an extra buck or two on their time off was the Livermore Winery. We mostly did odd jobs at the winery. You know, its still in business today, Smith said. Livermore was a pretty little town populated with nice people, Smith recalled after more than half a century. After 18 months keeping the trainer planes in the air in California, he was relocat ed to Opa-locka Naval Air Station outside Miami. The war was ending and Smith went back to repairing Navy planes at Opa-locka. The eld had a huge hangar where Navy torpedo bombers and dive-bombers were reconditioned and returned to the front line. Opa-locka was even smaller than Livermore. In those days Opalocka consisted of one general store with two gas pumps and some vacation houses, he recalled. In order to get to Miami, you took the bus from the front gate of the air station. On his time off, Smith often went up with a stunt pilot who knew his stuff. This one instructor would take me up and ring me out doing loops, wing-overs, barrel rolls and Immelmanns. If you got airsick stunt ying with him, you had no place to go but in your helmet or over the side. If you went over the side, youd have to get some gasoline and clean the mess off the side of the plane. It was embarrassing. On V-J day, (Victory over Japan, Aug. 15, 1945) the mayor of Miami called the base commander and asked him to keep his sailors on base and out of town. The mayor was afraid they might get drunk and tear his town up. The base commander said no, he was going to give them leave to come into Miami and have a good time. I remember there was a lot of partying going on in Miami, but the sailors didnt damage the town, he said. As for Smith, he wasnt 21 yet, so he threw down some soft drinks to celebrate the wars end. Right after V-J Day I was discharged from the Navy. I hopped a train and took a bus on the last leg of my journey home to Ohio. My mom didnt know I was coming. I was her rst son home from the war. She was shocked and delighted when I walked in the door, he said. Like many other returning servicemen, Smith went to night school while holding down a full-time job. He spent decades working in steel-related industries around the Ohio area. Toward the end of his working career, he became the general manager of a rm in Cincinnati. He and his wife, Charlotte, retired to the North Port area in October 1987, where they have lived ever since. If you have a war story, or if a friend or neighbor has one, email Don Moore at donmoore39@ gmail.com or call him at 941-426-2120. Visit www. donmooreswartales.com for more war stories.Aviation mechanic kept Navy flying during WWIIBy DON MOORESUN CORRESPONDENT SUN PHOTO BY DON MOORERobert Smith today, at 90. PHOTO PROVIDEDThis is aviation-mechanic Robert Smiths boot camp graduation picture. Hes the fellow under the ink-arrow in the top row, center. This was Company 283 at the Green Bay, Wis., Naval Training Center in March 1943. Lily Goetz will be 64 years old in 2071 and maybe the only member of the Viva Florida 500 Time Capsule Committee still alive when Sarasota Countys time capsule is opened. Lily, of North Port, the youngest member of the committee, joined her dad, Bill, for the interment of the capsule recently at Historic Spanish Point in Osprey. At time capsule cer emonies, I usually get a bit sad, because none of us will be there to open this treasure trove. But Im not sad today because of 8-year-old Lily, said Sarasota County Commission Chairwoman Carolyn Mason, who spoke at the event. Were preserving small pieces of our lives, in hopes future generations will learn from us. The capsule is one way Sarasota County has taken part in Viva Florida 500, the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Lens discovery of the state in 1513. Capsules were provided to Floridas 67 counties by the Department of States Division of Library and Information Services. It wont be opened until 2071, the countys 150th anniversary. County Historian Jeff LaHurd told the more than 60 in attendance about four other time capsules buried around the county. He also said one of his books is included. My daughter just had a baby, and nothing would make me happier than my grandson being here when this is opened, he said. Other items inside the capsule include a cast of a panther footprint, pamphlets from local organizations, magazine and newspaper articles some from the Sun papers and items from various chambers of commerce. Mason said also inside is a 2013 license plate, a list of fees from the tax collectors ofce so people can see how prices change, and sand from Siesta Key Beach, because people will still ock to visit the most beautiful beach in Sarasota County. Bill Goetz, as a member of the Friends of Little Salt Spring, presented two green stone pendants, replicas of the semi-precious stone originals discovered in Little Salt Spring in 2005 and 2006. So many items were chosen that Sarasota County bought another capsule to hold everything. The committee worked so hard and the message was so well-received (by the community), said Russ Gutmann, chairman of the countys Historical Commission. As far as Im aware, no other county in the state had to purchase a second capsule. Another item in the capsule is a short section of the cable Nik Wallenda used to walk across both Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon. The section is just over 6 inches long, and weighs about 4 pounds. Niks mother, Delilah Wallenda Troffer herself a tightrope walker was the keynote speaker at the 10 a.m. ceremony. She said ve generations of the Wallenda family which has a history of circus performing that goes back to the 1780s rst bought a home in Sarasota in 1928 after their rst season performing with Ringling Bros. My family loves Sarasota and plans to stay here always, she said. Lily and fellow committee member Gloria Lopez were chosen to unveil the capsule. Lily spoke briey and a little nervously during the ceremony. My experience on the committee was great, and thank you, everyone, for coming today, she told the crowd. Gutmann said Historic Spanish Point was chosen as the capsules location because it is centrally located in the county, and also will remain undisturbed so the capsule is accessible in 58 years.Email: annek@sun-herald.comTelling items placed in time capsule in OspreyBy ANNE KLOCKENKEMPERSTAFF WRITER Nik Wallendas mother, Delilah Wallenda Troer herself a tightrope walker was the keynote speaker during the time capsule ceremony. SUN PHOTOS BY ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER, annek@sun-herald.comThe capsule is entombed above ground with an engraved granite capstone. It will be opened in 2071 on Sarasota Countys 150th anniversary. Gloria Lopez, left, and Lily Goetz, of North Port, unveil Sarasota Countys Viva 500 time capsule at Historic Spanish Point in Osprey. Gloria and Lily, 8, were the youngest members on the Viva Florida 500 Time Capsule Committee. State and county ofcials claim that 150 infants have died in Florida this year from sleep-related accidents. Its often due to suffocation, either from blankets or at the hands of caregivers who make deadly mistakes. Two of those deaths took place in Sarasota County. In an effort to combat what many fear is a growing trend, the Sheriffs Ofce, state Department of Children and Families and the Healthy Start Coalition are partnering for the Safe Sleep campaign, an education effort that aims to also provide new portable cribs or playpens to families who need them. Sheriff Tom Knight said during a recent press conference that anyone, at any time, can drop off a new portable crib or playpen at the Sheriffs Ofce in downtown Sarasota. The agency will then work with DCF and Healthy Start to distribute the cribs to families who might not have the nancial means to buy one themselves. Knight hopes the community rallies behind the cause. Its a simple solution for the people who might not have the means, Knight said. And it can help families avoid a senseless tragedy. Mike Carroll, a regional director for DCF, said families often rely on generational knowledge when it comes to raising kids. He said it was often well-intentioned, citing his own mothers technique of laying him on his stomach in his crib as a baby, a technique that has since proven fatal in some cases. Carroll said it was important for new parents to bond with their baby, but it was more important to keep the child safe. Having a crib that is clutter-free and ensuring the infant is laid to rest on his back will go a long way toward ensuring the child doesnt suffocate. Theres nothing wrong with wanting to bond with your child, but its not safe to sleep with the child, he added, because a sleeping adult can roll over and unintentionally smother an infant. Jennifer Highland from Healthy Start offered some simple reminders for parents: All kids under a year old should be kept in a safe sleep environment, meaning laying the child on his back. Dont keep blankets in the crib with the baby. Dont get caught up in pretty cribs as theyre displayed in stores. Cribs should be empty, Highland said. All parents need to be vigilant in making sure their baby sleeps in a crib, not with them. A parent might do it right 99 times, Highland said. But its that one time out of a hundred when mistakes happen. For more information on the campaign, visit: MyFlFamilies.com/ SafeSleep, or contact the SCSO Community Affairs Ofce at 941-861-4005. Email: dwinchester@sun-herald.comSafe Sleep campaign wants infants to rest easyBy DREW WINCHESTERSTAFF WRITER 2 4i,"is

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WELL-BEING 5B WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 25, 2013 CONTACT US 941-207-1102 ablackwell@venicegondolier.com SUN NEWSPAPERS From decorating the tree and house for the holidays to cooking family feasts, Sarasota County reminds everyone to think safety rst. Each year Christmas tree-related res cause deaths, injuries and millions of dollars in property damage nationwide, mostly attributable to electrical arcing in lights, cords and plugs, according to the Sarasota County Fire Department (SCFD). SCFD offers the following holiday safety tips: Use safety-tested and appropriate holiday lights. Never use electric lights on a metal tree. Never use lights with worn, frayed or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Unplug Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to sleep. Keep live trees moist; water daily. Make sure an articial tree is labeled as re-retardant. Keep the tree at least 3 feet away from any heat source and near an outlet. Safely dispose of the tree when needles begin dropping. Dried-out trees are highly ammable. Before using a ladder outdoors, choose a location away from power lines. Coming in contact with live wires can be fatal. Place the ladder on level ground and open it completely, making sure all locks are engaged. Home candle res are on the rise, according to the SCFD. Use caution with candles to avoid res and burn injuries, and follow these precautions: Place candles away from ammable items. Never place candles on a tree. Stay awake in a room where candles are being burned. Extinguish all candles before going to sleep or leaving a room. Keep candles, matches and lighters out of the reach of children and pets. In a power outage, it is safer to use ashlights or other light sources generated by batteries. Never use a candle for light when checking pilot lights or fueling equipment such as kerosene heaters or lanterns as the ame could ignite ammable vapors. When cooking, watch the stove. Three in every 10 home res start in the kitchen. Make sure you have a re extinguisher in the kitchen and know how to use it. Provide smokers with deep, non-tip ashtrays; wet contents and empty often. Check furniture for smoldering cigarette butts. If there is a re in the home, leave immediately and call 9-1-1. Make sure the family has an escape plan and knows where to go. Once outside, never go back inside for pets or any reason. Pets are low to the ground and can more easily escape. In case of res, smoke alarms saves lives, but its crucial to make sure they are working, said Sarasota County Fire Marshal John Reed. Always have working smoke alarms on every level in your home and check them monthly. Change the batteries at least twice a year. If your smoke alarm is chirping or intermittently beeping, replace the battery. Never borrow the smoke alarm battery or disconnect it. Replace smoke alarms every 10 years. Have one near sleeping areas. Plan regular re drills setting off the smoke alarm so all know what to do when the alarm sounds. Pick a family meeting place outside where every one can meet. Consider the special needs of someone with a disability and how to help him or her out of the home. For more information about the countys Smoke Alarm program, re prevention or questions about escape plans, call 941-861-2290. Also, think about emergency preparedness, including: Emergency preparedness kits for home, car and ofce. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio, either hand-crank or battery-operated. Hand-crank ashlight for home, car and ofce and hand crank cell phone charger. Pet disaster kit. Multi-tool or Swiss army knife. Visit www.ready.gov for more information about creating preparedness kits. For more general safety information, visit Scgov.net or call 941-861-5000.Tis the season for safetyFROM SARASOTA COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS State College of Florida, ManateeSarasota (SCF) will offer information sessions for those interested in applying for the Associate in Science (A.S.) in Nursing Degree Program. Information sessions are scheduled at the following three campuses: Monday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m., at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., building 29, room 106; Wednesday, Jan. 22, 5 p.m., at SCF Venice, 8000 South Tamiami Trail, building 800, room 857; and Monday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m., at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E., Medical Technology & Simulation Center, room 203. The application period for the summer 2014 LPNto-RN Transition Program, which allows a qualied licensed practical nurse (LPN) to complete evening and weekend courses to become a registered nurse (RN), is Feb. 1-March 15. The LPN-to-RN Transition Program now requires applicants to have completed 30 prerequisite and general academic requirements to be eligible to apply. The application period for the basic fall 2014 A.S. in Nursing Degree Program is April 1-May 15. Students eligible for the basic A.S. in Nursing Program must have completed prerequisite courses and passed the nursing entrance examination. For more information, call the A.S. in Nursing department at 941-752-5209 or contact Julie Darner, SCF health professions specialist, at darnerj@scf. edu. Visit Scf.edu/nursing. Maps and directions are online at Scf.edu/maps.Nursing classes start at SCFFROM STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota Countys Health in Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and lowcost health services during January. Services offered include diabetes education and screening, blood pressure tests, pregnancy testing, HIV testing, body mass index (BMI) measurement, adult immunizations and health education; however, not all services, including immunizations, are offered at all sites. The staff also helps those who lack medical insurance and do not have a health care provider to nd a medical home for ongoing health care. No appointment is needed. Some services are free, including HIV rapid testing with results in 20 minutes. Other services are provided on a sliding-fee scale based on income. A registered nurse is available at all sites. While these services are most often provided in a 40-foot-long bus, there are times when services are provided inside the facilities visited. The following is a schedule of dates and locations for the mobile unit: Laurel: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2-5 p.m., U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program, Sandra Sims Terry Community Center, 509 Collins Road. Venice: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 9:30 a.m.-noon, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food distribution program, Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave.; Wednesday, Jan. 22, 9:30 a.m.-noon, The Salvation Army Family Store, 1160 South U.S. 41 Bypass; and Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1-3 p.m., Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, 1400 Ogden Road.Mobile health services offered in JanuarySTAFF REPORT media partner Gondolier SunVENICE SAVE THE DATE! South Venice Beach Expo 479914 Showcasing the products and services of businesses that serve the communities of greater South Venice event sponsors Saturday, January 18, 2014 9 am 3 pm Drawings Galore FREE Admission & Parking Great Exhibitors Food Court Saturday, January 18, 2014 9-3 South Venice Community Center, 720 Alligator Dr (1 mile west of Highway 41 Tamiami Trail) SHOP LOCAL FIRST Booth space is still available. Call now to reserve your space. Leave this expo with fresh leads and new customers for 2014! 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6B SUN NEWSPAPERS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 CROSS | 3 | LOS ANGELES TIMES CROSSWORD | GOREN BRIDGE 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 crossword puzzle and a host of other features. The Sudoku solu tion still appears in Our Town.SOLUTION TO TODAYS CLASSIFIED CROSSWORD ?SOLUTION TO TODAYS 7 LITTLE WORDS Capt. Jim OBrien and partner Capt. Woody Kissell, founders of Englewood-based Fishn for Heroes Wounded Warriors, recently presented plaques of appreciation to local businesses that support disabled military veterans. Fishn for Heroes works with vice president Rudy Salas of the Amputee Veterans of America Support Team to provide military veterans a day of fun, food and fishing at no cost. A.V.S.A.S.T. is made up mostly of Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam veterans. The businesses recognized were Winn-Dixie, Key Agency and Zekes Bayside Bar & Grill. Donations and sponsors are always needed. For more information, call OBrien at 941-4732150, or 941-4682566. Donations make a great Christmas gift.Local businesses support wounded warriorsProvided by CAPT. JIM OBRIEN Above: Englewood Winn-Dixie manager Allen James is presented a plaque of appreciation for contributions to Englewood-based Fishn for Heroes Wounded Warriors Inc. by co-founder Capt. Jim OBrien. PHOTOS PROVIDEDLeft: Fishn for Heroes Wounded Warriors Inc. co-founder Capt. Jim OBrien presents a plaque of appreciation to David Dignam of Key Agency Inc. for its generous donation of $1,000 to provided free shing trips for wounded veterans. Left: Fishn for Heroes Wounded Warriors Inc. co-founder Capt. Jim OBrien presents a plaque of appreciation to owner Dale Wenzel of Zekes Bayside Bar & Grill for cooking the days catch after a recent veterans shing trip. presentsLearnhowBeaandIrvarelivingandloving wellatwww.tidewell.org TolearnaboutTidewellsprogramsandservices,call855-843-3935anytime.ServingManatee,Sarasota,CharlotteandDeSotocounties. 480979 478043 941-473-1403 850 N. Indiana (Hwy. 776) Englewood, FL FORESTRY RESOURCES Inc. COMMITTED TO A BETTER ENVIRONMENT DECEMBER SALES OPEN M-F 7:30 AM 5PM SAT. 7:30AM 2PM ST. AUGUSTINE W&F $21 RAILROAD TIES $19.99 TOP SOIL 1 CU FT 7/$10 PINESTRAW BALES 5/$20 rrf ntbbbfb DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER?rfnftbfrfffr rffrff frr ffrrrfrfr rrfffrrfr fr 800-777-1922 rrr rr 470563 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 New Womens Apparel Arriving Daily Oyster Creek Golf Club 6651 Oriole Blvd Englewood 34224 941-475-0334 www.oystercreekgolfclub.com 478049 i mmo liOlympic poolswhere great pools beginVOTED BEST OF VENICE # I POOL BUILDERa A 7,11-V V VV

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 SUN NEWSPAPERS 7B Venice student an Outstanding GraduateFROM STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDAVenice resident Jason Patry received the Outstanding Baccalaureate Graduate Award during Winter 2013 commencement services of State College of Florida, ManateeSarasota (SCF), held Dec. 16 at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, Palmetto. Of the 906 associate and baccalaureate degree students who were eligible for graduation, 218 associate graduates and 37 baccalaureate graduates were expected to participate in the ceremony. While at SCF, Patry helped with the STEMsmart Summit (science, technology, engineering and math), received the 2012 Excellence in Energy Technology Management (ETM) Award, served on the ETM advisory board, worked as a lab assistant, and promoted the program to local ofcials, middle and high school students, and community organizations. He was a tutor in the Academic Resource Center, member of Alpha Mu Upsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and volunteer and fundraiser for the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society. After graduating with a bachelor of applied science in energy technology management, he plans to pursue a career in the alternative energy eld. Other nalists for the Outstanding Baccalaureate Graduate Award were Andrew Blix, Sarasota; Angela Ford, Bradenton; and Shirley Parrado, Bradenton. Funding for SCFs Outstanding Graduate Award was provided by the SCF Foundation Inc. An Outstanding Graduate Award is presented to both a baccalaureate-level student and an associate-level student and who have shown superior leadership, academic achievement and community service while attending SCF. Sarasota resident Patrick Odell was the recipient of the Outstanding Associate Graduate Award. Odell overcame drug and alcohol addiction to achieve his dream of a college education. He serves as a recovery helpline volunteer, a group leader at 360 Church, and a mentor, recovery meeting chair, driver and case manager for the Salvation Army. At SCF, Odell was a member of the Nu Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He received the Genevieve and Grainger Husted Scholarship through the SCF Foundation Inc. and the Selby Achievement Scholarship. Odell is pursuing a bachelors degree in psychology at the University of South Florida and plans to earn a masters degree in mental health care. Other nalists for the Outstanding Associate Graduate Award were Bethany Garriott, Sarasota; Christina Hladky, Venice; Sean Palmieri, Sarasota; Philann Prendergast, Port Charlotte; and Carl Prinner, North Port. The graduation speaker was SCF alumna Linda Larsen, an international award-winning speaker, author and former professional actress. Larsen graduated in 1982 from SCF, then Manatee Community College, and later earned a bachelor of science in social work, master of ne arts in professional actor training, and the certied speaking professional designation, which is the highest earned certication in the speaking industry. Larsen, a Sarasota resident, is the author of two books, six video programs and two audio programs, including the best-selling Secrets to High Self-Esteem. She has spoken at more than 1,000 events worldwide for groups such as the American Heart Association, eBay Europe, Jaguar Cars and Chevron. Program participants included SCF President Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld; Dr. Donald Bowman, vice president of student affairs; Gary Russell, vice president of academic affairs; Dr. Joni Pirnot, professor, mathematics; Kristen Zaborski, instructor, business and technology; Rev. Eric Cooter and Rev. Bryan OCarroll, campus ministries; and Carl Prinner, SCF Venice Student Government Association president. The national anthem was sung by the SCF Chamber Choir directed by Melodie Dickerson, SCF music program director, and the processional and recessional were performed by the SCF Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robyn Bell, SCF director of instrumental studies. Peg Beck, executive director of human resources, was the macebearer in the ceremony. PHOTO COURTESY OF STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDAJason Patry, of Venice, is honored as Outstanding Baccalaureate Graduate during the Winter 2013 graduation ceremony of State College of Florida. PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE MOOSE LODGE 1308Members of the Venice Fire Department received Tommy Moose dolls from Venice Moose Lodge No. 1308 Dec. 13 to be given to children who nd themselves in traumatic situa tions. The dolls are a source of comfort for the children. Junie Fontana, past governor of the local Moose Lodge, delivered the dolls that also have been given to the Venice Police Department and Venice Regional Medical Center.Little moose = big comfort for little ones VMS choruses, band celebrate the season The Venice Middle School Beginning and Advanced choruses combine to sing a song in Swahili at the VMS Winter Concert Dec. 18.SUN PHOTO BY BOB MUDGE 50463297 10 th Annual DUCK PLUCK Prizes Every Hour Grand Prize: 5-6 Day Cruise for 2 EVENT SPONSORS Gondolier SunVENICE Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club 2014 Fine Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, January 18 9am-5pm Sunday, January 19 11 am-4pm FREE PARKING Admission $2 (under 12 free) Fine Arts & Crafts Boats & Classic Car Display Entertainment, Food and Drinks Childrens Fun Area: Bounce House Rock Climbing Water Walking Bungee Jumping At the Venice Airport Festival Grounds R OCK W ITH R OTARY Friday January 17th 6pm-10pm with the $ 10 in advance $ 15 at the door Order tickets for Rock with Rotary www. veni cenokomi srotary. org 15-Month Certificate of DepositPasco County p;=-Ph i,Pin I sCo ty ough Countyw ,;,,,. ,. g EDavisrstaxkMd-COUntY ,OCI,1:,; 11 C;Rivervl0w' tl5t rirt i.rt Crnt\ij; C=pe,
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This is what Christmas spirit looks likeMerry Christmas. I am happy to spend my favorite day of the year with you. Boys, look at the kids faces when they see Santa Claus. Thats why were here. Thats the spirit of Christmas. Rich Carroll told the Venice Indians baseball players as they watched Santa Claus, Venice Police Chief Tom McNulty, arrive at Epiphany Cathedral Parish Hall. About 150 families ate pizza and waited for Santa to pass out the presents and bikes. Thanks to generous contributors like Michael and Clare Dixon and a long list of others, the project has given about 2,500 bikes in more than 15 years. Rich and Nancy Carroll, their friends and volunteers know the meaning of love.Santas for SeniorsMike Levine, his Home Instead team and the Wolfpack students of Nicole Wolfes and Bev Aldens classes, earned a special hug this year. The Wolfpack students spent days wrapping presents, then organizing and helping distribute the gifts purchased by generous Bealls Department Store shoppers. The morning at Summit of Venice was Christmas Magic. It looked like grandchildren and grandparents spending time together. Everyone did a little chair yoga and decorated cookies and mufns. There was a lot of storytelling. It was a happy time.Joy To The WorldSince Thanksgiving, Ive attended about 40 holiday-related events. It has been an honor to witness so many people bringing joy to our wonderful world called Venice. I hope everyone sits back today and gives themselves a pat on the back for a job well-done.One of our bestThe special person of this week is Elaine Chamard, the Activities Director and Certied Music Therapist at Summit of Venice. This nice lady treats residents at Summit as though they were her mom or dad, aunt or uncle. Elaine gets the residents involved. They take turns calling Bingo, they help decorate and make decorations for celebrations and they help organize the monthly funny money store. Elaine recently took a group out to look at the Venice Christmas lights. Elaine is now working on a Silver Wish project. It is like the Make A Wish but for seniors. She recently fullled a wish for a 90+ senior by getting her a bathing suit and taking her swimming. Elaine celebrates the Christmas Spirit and earns her wings every day. She 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.FRAN VALENCIC Summit of Venice activity director Elaine Chamard serves muns during the Santa for Seniors party sponsored by Home Instead. Venice High School volleyball player Haylee Renou shows Summit of Venice resident Greg Weldon a new package of socks he received from the Santa for Seniors Program sponsored by Home Instead and organized and coordinated by Mike Levine. Ryan Miller helps Summit of Venice resident Mary McAulay open her Santa for Seniors present. Ryan and the other Santa for Seniors students from Venice High are part of the Wolfpack. Their teacher is guidance counselor Nicole Wolfe. Summit of Venice resident Frances Cook enjoys getting her nails polished for the holidays by Karlee Ream while Ryan Miller helps by holding the polish. Ryan is a Venice Indian baseball player while Karlee is a Lady Indian volleyball star.PHOTOS BY FRAN VALENCICSanta Claus, aka Richard Appell, arrived at the community tree lighting at Blalock Park on a motorcycle. Children gathered around him and welcomed visiting with him on a perfect Venice evening. Janie Ewell, the new volunteer student activity coordinator at the Triangle Inn, and Mrs. Claus, aka Audrey Riggs, add to the fun at the community tree lighting at Blalock Park. Bill Millner, the Venice Concert Band and all the Band Aides wish everyone a Merry Christmas. The Christmas Concert included the annual Twelve Days of Christmas audience participation, one of the most popular events of the concert season. Venice High School baseball team players were Rich Carrolls go-to guys at the annual bike giveaway. They are (in back l-r) Nick Gerzeny, Jon Dougherty, Ryan Dynka, Eric Brown, (in center) Trey Schaetzer and (front, l-r) Jake Grubbs and Tyler Gardner. The boys delivered bikes, helped organize the bike giveaway, served food and helped with cleanup. (From left) Emily and Charlotte Dixon and Peyton Vaughn, students at Out of Door Academy, became Santas helpers, wrapping gifts for the annual bike giveaway. At the party at Epiphany Cathedral, the girls served food and helped Santa distribute the gifts. This year, about 120 bikes went to happy boys and girls. Santa Claus, aka Chuck Sidlow, plays a game with boys and girls at the Breakfast with Santa at Pinebrook Rehab Center. Chuck is a clown with Circus Sarasota and is a founding member of their community outreach. Rebekah Meredith opens her brown bag full of toys and treasures at Epiphany Parish Hall. Faith Nicholson chats with Santa, aka Chuck Sidlow, at Pine brook Rehab at their annual Breakfast with Santa. AROUND TOWN 8B WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 25, 2013 CONTACT US FRAN VALENCIC SOCIAL COLUMNIST franvalencic@comcast.net SUN NEWSPAPERS rfntrbnfrffnrffntbbf bt 479332 Assisted Livin At Its Finest.MOM,." UI011rAft

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2 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 25 31, 2013 OUT AND ABOUTDJ SCUBE STEVE, 8 p.m. close. Cornhole contest 8 p.m. close. Rattlers Old West Saloon, 111 W. Oak St., Arcadia. CHRISTMAS DINNER, noon 3 p.m. 22nd annual Christmas Dinner at Englewood United Methodist Churchs Fellowship Hall, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-587-1309. SMOKIN JS, (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. 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. CHRISTMAS DINNER, noon 2 p.m. Traditional buet feast. Tickets for adults are $15, children under 10 are $9. Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. 941-625-4175. www.theculturalcenter.com. 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. BINGO, 7:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Play for $1. Proceeds to benet childrens charities. Rotonda Elks, 303 Rotonda Blvd. East, Rotonda. 941697-2710. MIKE IMBASCIANI, (Blues 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. 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. 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. KARAOKE WITH DJ DON QUIEDO, 7 p.m. 10 p.m. The Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-629-3050. GUITAR ARMY, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Gilchrist Park, Punta Gorda. 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. 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. DERRICK SCOTT BAND, (live music), Rattlers Old West Saloon,111 W. Oak St., Arcadia. BLUEGRASS BASH, 1 p.m. 4 p.m., featuring three area bands, $7 donation. Craigs RV Resort, 7895 NE Cubitis Ave., Arcadia. THE FLASHBACKS, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Blue Lagoon Restaurant, 2000 Oyster Creek Dr., Englewood. 941-475-1030. BLACK VELVET, (live music), 6:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Englewood Eagles 3885, 250 Old Engle wood Rd., Englewood. 941-474-9802. SOLID CORE BAND, (live music), 7 p.m. 11 p.m. Flounders Restaurant and Tiki Bar, 1975 Beach Rd., Englewood Beach. 941-460-8280. TWICE AS NICE, (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. 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., Englewood. 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. 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. GARY AND KERRI, 5 p.m. 8 p.m. on the patio. The Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-629-3050. TUCKERS GRADE, (live music), 9 p.m. 1 a.m. The Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-629-3055. KARAOKE WITH THE CONNECTION, 8 p.m.midnight. Nemos in Bowland, 3192 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941-625-4794. FREEMONT JOHN, (live music), 5 p.m. 9 p.m. Fishermens Village, 1200 W Retta Esplanade #57A, Punta Gorda. 941-575-3007. ROCK N RHYTHM, (live music), 6:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Punta Gorda Elks, 2532 Shore Dr., Punta Gorda. 941-637-2606 LESLIE DACOSTA, (live music), 5 p.m. 9 p.m. Pressellers Restaurant, 209 W. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. DENNY PEZZIN, (live music), 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Deep Creek Elks Club, 1133 Capricorn Blvd. Punta Gorda. 941-764-6825. KARAOKE WITH DJ JOHN, 9 p.m. midnight. Applebees Venice, 4329 Tamiami Trail, Venice. 941-497-7740. 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. DERRICK SCOTT BAND, (live music), Rattlers Old West Saloon, 111 W. Oak St., Arcadia. BLUEGRASS BASH, 1 p.m. 4 p.m., featuring three area bands, $7 donation. Craigs RV Resort, 7895 NE Cubitis Ave., Arcadia. CRASH N BASH, 4:30 p.m. Races, demolition derby, and more. Admission $15, children under 10 free with adult. DeSoto Speedway, 21000A S.R. 64 E. Bradenton. 941-748-3171. SHOT GUN JUSTICE, (live music), Floun ders Restaurant and T iki Bar, 1975 Beach Rd., Englewood Beach. 941-460-8280. THREE OF A KIND, (live music), 6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m. Englewood Eagles 3885, 250 Old Englewood Rd., Englewood. 941-474-9802. KARAOKE, 7 p.m. Pig N Whistle, Placida Plaza, Gasparilla Road, Englewood. 941-698-0021. DENNY PEZZIN, (live music), 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Beyond the Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd., Englewood. 941-474-1400. MARTY MOSS, (live music), 1 p.m. 5 p.m. Pool party, music at Cape Haze Marina, 6950 Placida Rd, Englewood. 941-698-1110. BEANS AND SEEDS, (live music), 6:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Farlows On The Water, 2820 S. McCall Rd., Englewood. 941-474-5343. VERMONTS EASY STREET, (live Cajun music) 7 p.m.-9 p.m. The Zydeco Grille, 8501 Placida Rd, Englewood. 941-828-1472. JIMMY JAY, (live music), 6 p.m.-9 p.m. La Stanza Restaurant, 285 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941475-1355. WINE TASTING, noon 6 p.m. Complimentary. Catanias Winery, 524 Paul Morris Dr., Englewood. 941-475-7553. ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST, 8 a.m. 10 a.m. $5. Englewood VFW, 550 N. McCall Rd., Englewood. 941-474-7516. ELLIE LEE & BLUES FURY, (live music), Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-7501. BINGO, 1 p.m. VFW, 550 N. McCall Rd., Englewood. 941-474-7516. JIM MORRIS, (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. 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. THE GOLDTONES, (live music), 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Portono Waterfront Dining, 23241 Bayshore Rd, Port Charlotte. 941-743-2800. 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 QUIEDO, 9 p.m.1 a.m. Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-629-3055. 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. DOUG AND GEORGE, (jazz duo), 5 p.m. 9 p.m. Pressellers Restaurant, 209 W. Olympia Ave., 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. JOY AND THE GANG, (live music), 8 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Arcadia Bus Rally at Turner Agri Civic Center, 2250 NE Roan St., Arcadia. 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. WEDNESDAY FRIDAY THURSDAYOUT AND ABOUT | 4 SATURDAY SUNDAY 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 478284 362 W DEARBORN ST. ENGLEWOOD 941.475.7501 RESTAURANT & BAR Wed. Closed Merry Christmas Thurs. Mike Imbasciani 7pm Fri. Mac Daddy 7pm Sat. Ellie Lee & Blues Fury 7pm 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 50457544 January 7th 7:30 show January 8th Daytime Show Dwight Icenhower Elvis Birthday Celebration Tribute December 26th 29th Comedy Hypnotist Rich Guzzi COMEDY SPECIAL EVENT New Years Eve Party Bash! Canadian Comic Sensation Greg Morton 5:30pm early show or 8:15 2am Bash! MCI Rl

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December 25 31, 2013 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 3 Let me start out by giving a shoutout to Bob! If you read last weeks Lets Go! feature on Ice on the Diamond and were amazed by how awesome it sounded, then you probably snagged your tickets right after you were done reading it and met Bob at Friday nights performance because I sure did. Only a couple of weeks have passed since I took on this position and already Im finding events I simply cant pass up on and restaurants I must try. I hope that you all feel the same way I do when I read Lets Go! Well, going back to Ice on the Diamond, you really should have attended if you didnt. Ed Smith Stadiums third base area was transformed into an ice rink decorated just right for Christmas. The ice skaters put on a great show that truly set the crowd in the holiday spirit. Some were clapping or singing along to all the Christmas favorites. One after another, the skaters performed jaw-dropping lifts, twists and maneuvers. Bob was randomly selected from the crowd to take part in the show, but if you ask me, I suspected he was part of the spectacle the moment he stepped foot on that ice rink. For those of you who didnt attend, you missed one heck of a show. But dont worry, you can find top-notch events every week in your Lets Go! section. Thats what were here for Inside this weeks edition you will find a feature on two restaurants, which are both open Christmas day and several places that are ringing in the new year in big ways. Be sure to glance over our Out & About calendar section as well for events that are sure to delight you all week. And Merry Christmas! Til next year! G ABRIELA R AMIREZ Lets Go! Editor With ribbons and wrapping paper strewn hither and yon and the roast beast browning in the oven, I plan to reect on another magical year here on the Cultural Coast. There were many wonderful plays to be seen and reviewed, including Les Miserables in August and Peter Pan more recently at Manatee Players; Hairspray and my favorite Christmas show, A Christmas Carol at Venice Theatre; Spamalot at Florida Studio Theatre; Crazy For You at The Players; CATS at Broadway Palm and the Fabulous Asolo Rep production of Showboat. You might still be able to snag a ticket for Showboat which closes Dec. 29 and also for Spamalot which continues until Jan. 11 in FSTs Gompertz Theatre. I look forward to more excellent productions at area theaters and, June 16-21, to the American Association of Community Theatres WorldFest 2014. Talk about Christmas coming early! Venice Theatre is the only theater anywhere to have a second chance at presenting this incredible international theater spectacle. It will feature productions by at least 12 theater companies from all over the world. Some were so good four years ago, I managed to nd time to see them a second time in a week in which I also had to review other area productions. Whew! But what an opportunity. Tickets are on sale now. Call Venice Theatre at 941-488-1115. My own celebrations of this magical season included the annual holiday tea at Venice Art Center, checking out the decorated boats in Venice, the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT in the Walt Disney World Resort, the Christmas Light Canal Cruise from Fishermens Village in Punta Gorda, a too-short weekend trip to Asheville to see the lights at the Biltmore Estate and quality time with special friends. May your holiday time be all it should be. Lets Go! on Facebook:www.facebook.com/ SunCoastLetsGoPresidentDavid Dunn-RankinPublisherCarol Moore 941-681-3031 cymoore@sun-herald.comEditorGabriela Ramirez 941-681-3006 gramirez@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. Ice on the Diamond is a crowd pleaser K IM C OOL Lets Go! Features Editor Merry Christmas I hope that you all feel the same way I do when I read Lets Go! Merry Christmas 50463086 Want to Play Around? Join us January 11, 2014 at SUNYBREEZE GOLF COURSE for The Laird s Golf Challenge www.YourSun.com CAPTAIN ADDRESS PHONE E-MAIL ADDRESS PLAYER TWO PLAYER THREE PLAYER FOUR 18 Holes Scottish Scramble Shot Gun BRING CASH FOR OTHER GAMES! Sponsored by: The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce with our very own Scottish Laddie, John Wright Kilts Optional Entry Fee $50 Teams of 4 $180 *If paid by 12/31/13 Includes Breakfast & Lunch Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 am Shot Gun: 8:30 am DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: JANUARY, 7, 2014 Questions? Please Contact Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce at 941-639-3720 Please complete this form and make checks payable to: Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce, 252 W Marion Ave., Punta Gorda 33950 or pay online at www.PuntaGordaChamber.com 463087 WESTCHESTER GOLDI) i ipresents"Putting on the Ritz"An evening of casino-stylegames, dinner, dancing,O auctions & fun!Sat. January 11th6:30-11:00 pmKings Gate Golf Club Ballroom24000 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte75 pp/ $600 reserved table of 8Cocktail attire suggestedRoaring 20's attire optionalReserve now atwww.charlottecountyhfh.orgor call 941-639-3162Proceeds benefit local families in need ofsafe, dece t, affordable homesCharlotte CountyHabitatti3 Onfor Humanity..Aw,y LSUN Nw5America i BEST Community Daily

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4 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 25 31, 2013 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. 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. COCONUT RADIO, (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. THE SOUTHERN GOSPEL SINGERS, (live music), 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for members, $13 for non-members. Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. 941-625-4175. 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 gardens are available. A $5 suggested donation gets you a plant to take home. History Park, 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. 941-380-6814. MYSTIC RIVER BAND, (live music), 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. 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. 941480-1480. FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Certied yoga instructor. Venice. NEW YEARS EVE COUNTDOWN, 6:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m. Live music with J. Jaye Steele & PUSH. The Crazy Olive Restaurant, 1141 Pine Island Rd., SW., Cape Coral. 239-673-6999. NEW YEARS EVE PARTY, 6 p.m. Two entertainers: Kate Keys (6 p.m.) and The Sensations (8 p.m.). $15 plus tax. Dancing, party favors, free champagne toast at midnight. Full cash bar & special menu. Beyond the Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd., Englewood. 941-474-1400. VERMONTS EASY STREET, (live Cajun music) 9 p.m. midnight. Special menu, RSVP recommended. Also live music 6 p.m. 8 p.m. by JR Davis and Swinging Bridge. The Zydeco Grille, 8501 Placida Rd, Englewood. 941-828-1472. FREE BLUEGRASS MUSIC, 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Weather permitting, bring lawn chairs, ashlights and coolers. Bay Heights Park, 1000 S. Indiana Ave., Englewood. NEW YEARS EVE PARTY WITH QUIET FIRE, (live music), Pre-ticketed aair. Englewood Eagles 3885, 250 Old Englewood Rd., Englewood. 941-474-9802. KARAOKE WITH BILL AND SHIRLEY, 6 p.m. 9 p.m. The Cove Bistro, 8300 Wiltshire, Suite 6, o Gasparilla Rd., across from the Pig N Whistle, Englewood. KARAOKE WITH WAM, 6 p.m. 9 p.m. in the courtyard at Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-7501. NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION, 9 p.m. 1 a.m. RSVP recommended. Flounders Restaurant and Tiki Bar, 1975 Beach Rd., Englewood Beach. 941-460-8280. NEW YEARS EVE AT PIG N WHISTLE, 9 p.m. midnight. Live music with Jimi Banks. Pig n Whistle, 47 Chailett Rd., Rotonda. 941-698-0021. JOY AND THE GANG, (live music), 8 p.m. midnight Port Charlotte Moose Lodge, 3462 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941-629-1140. 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., Port Charlotte. FREE TEXAS HOLD EM POKER, 7 p.m. Porkys Roadhouse, 4300 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte. 941-629-2114. 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. 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. A NEW YEARS EVE CABARET STARRING MELISSA CRIPPS, 7:30 p.m., Tickets are $35. Charlotte Players Langdon Playhouse, 1182 Market Circle, Port Charlotte. 941-255-1022 or www.charlotteplayers.org. NEW YEARS EVE EXTRAVAGANZA, (live music: Gator DJ, Michael Hirst), 5 p.m. 12:30 a.m. Family-friendly festivities, restaurants specials, and more. Fishermens Village, 1200 W Retta Esplanade #57A, Punta Gorda. 941-639-8721 or www. shville.com. 3rd ANNUAL BLOW THE SUN DOWN, 5:30 p.m. Gathering of people with conch shell horns, whistles, drums, other noise-makers as sun sets to bring good luck and prosperity. Gilchrist Park, Punta Gorda. 941-505-1915. AMERICAN MADE, (live music), Wyvern Rooftop, 101 E. Retta Esplande, Punta Gorda. 941-639-7700. POP THE CORK PARTY, 9 p.m. 12:30 a.m. For 21 and up, standing room only. Tickets ($85 in advance, $85 day) of include appetizers, champagne toast at midnight and four drinks. Live music by The Flats. Hard Rock Cafe, 5223 Orient Rd., Tampa. 813-627-7757 or ticketmaster.com. ROCKIN NEW YEARS EVE POOLSIDE PARTY, 9 p.m. 1 a.m. For 21 and up, standing room only. Tickets $35. Cash bar, complimentary champagne toast at midnight, entertainment by Coo Coo Ca Choo. Hard Rock poolside, 5223 Orient Rd., Tampa. 813-627-7757 or ticketmaster.com WEST COAST TOAST, 1 a.m. 6 a.m. For 21 and up, advance standing room only tickets or pay cover at door. DJ music, live West Coast TV feeds of major city ball drops as dierent time zones reach midnight. Hard Rock Cafe, 5223 Orient Rd., Tampa. 813-627-7757 or RockTampa.com. FIRE & ICE A NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION, 7:30 p.m. social hour/cash bar, 8:30 p.m. buet. Music by Main Street, champagne at midnight. Red, white, silver apparel suggested, jacket required. Members $50, guests $55. The Italian American Club of Venice, 1375 Ringling Dr. S. Venice. 941-493-8883 or 941-966-3857.FROM PAGE 2OUT AND ABOUT MONDAY TUESDAY NEW YEARS EVE OUT AND ABOUT Winner of the Punta Gorda Chambers Non-profit Business of the Year Award! Peace River Wildlife Center, 3400 W. Marion Ave. Ponce deLeon Park, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 www.PeaceRiverWildlifeCenter.org 941-637-3830 50463081 A Bird in the Hand! ... is at the Peace River Wildlife Center Open every day for TOURS 11 AM PM FREE admission. Donations always welcome! photo by Linda ONeill PRWC, located on Charlotte Harbor in Ponce deLeon Park, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured, sick, and orphaned Florida native wildlife. 481305 $7 Saturday, January 4 th 10am 5pm Sunday, January 5 th 10am 4pm American, European & Asian Antiques, Jewelry, Silver, Art, Glass, Pottery, China, Ephemera, Dolls and Much More! Great Food by Award Wining Cafe Venice ENGLEWOOD ELKS rfntbnbnrNewMembers AlwaysWelcome 478283 I JL I `y 4rrV rQG; CENTERa9PUNTA GORDAFLORIDAJaQgN_Mokaft an We now for.Raw 1` awa IEVQ.... 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December 25 31, 2013 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 5 MOVIESOPENING THIS WEEK47 RoninPG-13 | Intense sequences of violence, some disturbing images, intense sequences of action and thematic elements. Keanu Reeves makes an explosive return to action-ad venture in 47 Ronin. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai (Reeves) a half-breed they once rejected as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. Grudge Match PG-13 | sports action violence, sexual content and language. Pittsburgh boxers Billy The Kid McDonnen (Robert De Niro) and Henry Razor Sharp (Sylvester Stallone) shared a fierce rivalry back in the 1980s. Each had scored a victory in two matches, but on the eve of their decisive third bout, Henry suddenly announced his retirement, effectively ending both boxers careers. Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr. (Kevin Hart) makes Billy and Henry an offer they cant refuse: Return to the ring and settle the score once and for all.Justin Biebers BelieveRuntime: 1 hr. 31 min. | PG | Brief language and mild thematic material. Behind the headlines, beyond the spotlight theres more to his story. Directed by Jon M. Chu (Never Say Never, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) Justin Biebers Believe captures 19-year-old Justin Bieber unfiltered and brutally honest. In brand new interviews with Bieber, the movie reveals long-awaited answers to questions about his passion to make music, relationships and coming of age in the spot light as well as never-before-seen concert footage, unprecedented behind-the-scenes access and special appearances.The Secret Life of Walter MittyRuntime: 1 hr. 54 min. | PG | Some crude comments, language and action violence. Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller), an employee at Life magazine, spends day after monotonous day developing photos for the publication. To escape the tedium, Walter inhabits a world of exciting daydreams in which he is the undeniable hero. Walter fancies a fellow employee named Cheryl (Kristen Wiig) and would love to date her, but he feels unworthy. However, he gets a chance to have a real adventure when Lifes new owners send him on a mission to obtain the perfect photo for the final print issue.MOVIES NOW PLAYINGAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues | Runtime: 1 hr. 59 min. | Rated PG-13 crude and sexual content, drug use, language and comic violence. With the s behind him, San Diegos top-rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Also back for more are Rons co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) all of whom wont make it easy to stay classy while taking the nations first 24-hour news channel by storm. Walking with Dinosaurs | Rated PG for creature action and peril and mild rude humor. This family adventure story centers on an underdog dinosaur as it triumphs to become a hero for the ages. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug | Runtime: 2 hr. 40 min. | Rated PG-13 frightening images and fantasy action violence. Having survived the first part of their unsettling journey, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and his companions (Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage) continue east. More dangers await them, including the skinchanger Beorn and the giant spiders of Milkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood Elves, MOVIES | 6 the undeniable hero. Walter fancies a fellow employee named Cheryl (Kristen Wiig) and would love to date her, but he feels unworthy. However, he gets a chance to have a real adventure when Lifes new owners Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues | Runtime: 1 hr. 59 min. | Rated PG-13 crude and sexual content, drug use, (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) all Rated PG for creature action and peril and mild rude humor. This family adventure story centers on an underdog dinosaur as it triumphs to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug | Runtime: 2 hr. 40 min. | Rated PG-13 frightening images and fantasy action Having survived the first part of their unsettling journey, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and his rf ntttb ttnnb bttbEncores have reigned since the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra began its 2013-2014 season under the direction of Maestro Raffaele Ponti. Two sold-out concerts, seven standing ovations, and wide critical acclaim and the BEST IS YET TO COME. Dont miss this EXHILARATING evening, in which the CSO partners with the Visual Arts Center to blend music and art. Many of the areas most talented artists will display their paintings inspired by the music of Pictures at an Exhibition. Serge Prokoevs Romeo and Juliet: Suite No. 2 Modest Mussorgskys Pictures at an ExhibitionSunday, January 12, 2014 Charlotte Performing Arts Center701 Carmalita Street, Punta Gorda, Florida Concert: 7:30 pmTicket holders are invited to the preconcert lecture at 6:30 pmFor pricing, seating and ticket information, please callor go to 50463076 478252 Boaters Welcome. Marker 9A on the Intracoastal. Call for Reservations and Water Taxi 697-0566 www.rumbaypalmisland.com CHRISTMAS BUFFET 11:30 AM TO 8:00PM Appetizers Lobster Bisque Assorted Artisan Rolls Ambrosia Salad Tossed Salad Carrot Raisin Salad Cranberry Spinach Salad Entres Roasted Prime Rib with Au Jus Brown Sugar & Dijon Mustard Glazed Ham Coconut Crusted Salmon Chicken Marsala Linguine with Shrimp Scampi Macaroni & Cheese Creamy Mashed Potatoes Green Bean Casserole Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce Creamed Corn Assorted Holiday Desserts Coffee, Tea & Soft Drinks Included Adults $20 Children $10 Children under 3 are free ckffloffe O R C H E S T R ACharlotte County FloridaUM PATR E S T A U R A N T

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6 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 25 31, 2013 AP PHOTOThis image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Orlando Bloom in a scene from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugBy TOM LOVASKOSUN CORRESPONDENTIll start by referring to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as Hobbit 2, since it is a lm sequel. And Smaug happens to be an extraordinary dragon, but Ill get to that. Hold on to your hats, folks, Hobbit 2, even at a lengthy 2 hours and 41 minutes, is one heck of an awesome ride. The movie is the middle of the J.R.R. Tolkien classic childrens trilogy book (from 1937). Most critics agree that last years rst lm was dull and also way too long. But this one turns it all around with nonstop fantasy adventure. Its basically about 13 dwarfs and their road trip to reclaim Lonely Mountain and the Kingdom of Erebor. Dwarf Bilbo (Martin Freeman) is the keeper of the magic ring, which he uses at critical times, because theres always trouble brewing along the way. If you have arachnophobia, for example, you might not enjoy an attack by giant spiders unless you have one of these rings. The bad guys chasing the dwarfs are called Orcs, uglies who make gurgling indigestion noises while speaking a weird language (subtitled in English). But the elves get some backup from dwarves including bow-toting Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly), a new female character in this male-centric tale. Gandalf (Ian McKellan) is the contemplative wizard and Richard Armitage plays the dwarf king-wannabe Thorin Oakenshield. Throughout the lm, there are numerous imaginative and techni cally stunning scenes. Viewers will not forget the dwarves wild ride on barrels which gives the blatant impression of a theme park attraction. Back to Smaug the Dragon. Well, as he guards the treasure palace, he speaks articulately yet he may also be the most frightening movie dragon ever. Really. Besides all the escapist action and colorful characters, Hobbit 2 has humor and a good story line that should please both Tolkien purists and the rest of us. I much prefer it to medieval legends lms (sorry, Thor) or comic book action epics (sorry, Spider-Man). Since Hobbit 2 is, naturally, a teaser for the nal chapter, the ending made it crystal clear that its not over (until possibly next year). Count me in for more fun! says Go! MOVIESBilbo 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 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 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. 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 finds that Cobbs has strict rules, and the youth is 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 | Runtime not stated. | 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 Annas sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Aren delle in eternal winter. 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 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 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 offspring and many of them are suing to learn his identity, he decides to hold himself accountable for his actions. He finds 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 rebellion 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. 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, Sara sota, in the Sarasota Square Mall. Phone: 941-922-4900. Regal Cinemas Hollywood Stadium 20 1993 Main St., Sarasota. Phone: 941-365-2000. MOVIESFROM PAGE 5 478294 Call for Reservations Happy New Year! Prize drawings during the show for each day! Keep your entrance ticket stub for a chance to win cash prize drawings for $50 on both show days. Our Grand Prize winner on Saturday will receive a Caribbean Cruise for 2 and our Grand Prize winner on Sunday will receive an Apple Mini iPad Must be present to receive prizes. Drawing times will be announced at show. Come join our two-day festival for a great experience for the whole family! For more event information, see our website at www.LoganJadePromotions.com Join us for a fun weekend of talented crafters and artists offering original & unique items at the Charlotte Harbor Event Center 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda, Sat. 10 AM PM & Sun. 10 AM PM We provide convenient parking and unlimited daily re-entry throughout the course of the show. Youll find a wonderful variety of jewelry, glass, pottery, baskets, paintings, woodworking, sculpture, and much more! Admission ticket is only $3 Continue the Holiday Season January 4 th & 5 th at our 1st Annual Punta Gorda New Years Weekend ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL 50463083 fTTr17'a yI1/1.yCelebrate Enjoy No Cover CharglG" Nk H `DTIt, the Happy & R & FestinuNew Year S Eve Q y Original Music of New Years Eveale Jimi Banks SpecialsPig (omplimentaryN : w 1NAD1lIONOn Of Champagne At MidnightRITISH PiIBWhistle

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December 25 31, 2013 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 7 AT THE THEATEROne of the most beloved holiday ballets of all time is coming to Punta Gorda this weekend. "The Nutcracker" is the most widely performed ballet in the world. Peter Tchaikovsky originally composed the music in 1891 for Alexandre Dumas adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmans tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, and the current version of the ballet performance was created by renowned choreographer George Balanchine in 1954. Still performing Balanchine's ballet today is The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre, with its company of 60 dancers. The youngest among the Russian theatres, it holds sacred and maintains traditions started by the luminaries of the company, the alumni of the St. Petersburg school; spirituality of dance, dramatic effect and the depth of the image penetration, combination of the technical skills and emotionality of performing. The company's namesake, Russian-born dancer Rudolf Nureyev, was one of the greatest male dancers of the 20th century. Nureyev's influence on the world of ballet drastically changed the perception of male dancers, because in his productions of the classics, the male roles were given much more choreography than in earlier productions. His second very important influence was his crossing the borders between classical ballet and modern dance by dancing both, although he had been trained only as a classical dancer. Today it is quite normal for dancers to train in both styles, but Nureyev was the one who started this trend. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia is based in the city of Ufa, Nureyev's hometown. Its tra ditional production of "The Nutcracker" features elaborate sets and costumes, along with the same authentic Russian choreography that is performed by Moscow's famed Bolshoi Ballet. Its score, which includes "Waltz of the Flowers," "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and "Waltz of the Snowflakes" is considered one of Tchaikovsky's most melodic and fondly remembered. For the past 100 years, this classic ballet has delighted audiences young and old, even adding a bit of fantasy to a timeless story. Featuring traditional choreography and spectacular imagery, "The Nutcracker" has become a holiday tradition that is not to be missed and a wonderful way to enjoy the season with friends and family. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. show on Friday, Dec. 27, at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. Doors open at 1 p.m. for the 2 p.m. show on Saturday, Dec. 28. Tickets range from $25 to $45 and can be purchased at the Event Centers office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased at www. ticketmaster.com. For more information, call 941-833-5444.By DEBBIE FLESSNERSUN CORRESPONDENT score, which includes "Waltz of the Flowers," "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and "Waltz of the PHOTO PROVIDED "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and "Waltz of the Snowflakes" is considered one of Tchaikovsky's Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. show on Friday, Dec. 27, at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. Doors open at 1 p.m. for the 2 p.m. show on Saturday, Dec. 28. Tickets range from $25 to $45 and can be purchased at the Event Centers score, which includes "Waltz of the Flowers," "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and "Waltz of the PHOTO PROVIDED IF YOU GOThe NutcrackerWHERE: Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. WHEN: Friday, Dec. 27, at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m., doors open at 1 p.m. TICKETS: Tickets range from $25 to $45, and can be purchased at the Event Center Business Oce, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone number is 941-833-5444. Tickets can also be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com. The Nutcracker to delight Punta Gorda Open New Years Eve Serving Lunch 11 AM :30 PM Dinner 5 PM PM A Holiday ala carte menu & Holiday Specials will be available. Open for Dinner Daily at 5 PM 50460457 WWW.RIVERCITYGRILLPG.COM 131 W. Marion Ave. Punta Gorda CALL FOR MORE DETAILS (941) 639-9080 SPECAL SUNSET DINNER MENU $ 11.95 Available 5 PM only (Not available on holidays) www.crowsnest-venice.comTCD,V 941.484.9551 marinarestauranttavernVENICES WATERFRONT LANDMARK SINCE1976. SPECIALMENU&SEATINGIN THEDININGROOMUNTIL11PM TAVERNENTERTAINMENT& PARTYFAVORSWITHJIMMY BONESFROM9PM 481274 50463586 ,=znt4t 66 c--ICewt Yeez,2,, aiLUV El\ C t`L L L L l L L;IlkAN4Jf O_h yoaP dmo o or -nJ sGo, n (1, _' a D DSapp Cas aaa ff9TAVERN ENTERTAINMENT & SPECIAL MENU & SEATING INPARTY FAVORS WITH JIMMY THE DINING ROOM UNTIL 11PMBONES FROM 9 PM

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8 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 25 31, 2013 DINING OUT E/N/C/V December 25 31, 2013 The friendly sta at Family Table Restaurant in North Port will be welcoming guests on Christmas Day to dine in their spacious and inviting restaurant. Christmas dinner will oer a set menu giving guests the choice of roast turkey, ham, stued grouper with crab meat, lamb shank, or a broiled seafood platter with grouper, shrimp and scallops. Celebrating their 20th anniversary in April, Family Table Restaurants longevity oers a comforting familiarity to both the returning clientele and the sta. Weve been here 20 years, said owner Enver Zulbeari. We know most of the custom ers. We dont try to come across as stuy; we try to make them feel at home. Zulbeari works with his two brothers Je and Steve at the restaurant. Several of their employees have been with them since opening in 1994. It is a comfortable place, Zulbeari said. We treat everyone well. Many of the employees are either related to one another or have grown to feel like a family after working together for so many years. Hostess Linda Hewitt greets customers as though she were welcoming them into her home. Hewitts mother-in-law previously worked at Family Table and now her daughter has started working part time in the evenings. The management has always been really good to me, Hewitt said. They know all of us. Thats why they call it a family restaurant. The 7,000-square-foot restaurant elegantly trimmed with mahogany moldings has three banquet rooms and a full bar. We have a lot of local clubs that meet here on a regular basis, Zulbeari said. The banquet space has also been used for wedding receptions. On Thursday evenings, the lounge hosts karaoke. Zulbeari oers kitchen tours at any time. It is the cleanest restaurant youll ever be in, said server Heidi Winklhofer. The kitchen is spotless. Winklhofer echoed the sentiment of the family feel of the establishment. You couldnt work for better people, she said. They treat everybody like family. Between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m., the $1.99 breakfast is a big hit with customers. The popular special features two eggs, a choice of ham, bacon or sausage, and a choice of home fries or grits, and toast with purchase of drink. The grouper sandwich is also a lunchtime favorite. Guests can check out breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials posted on the wall upon entering. The Family Table Restaurant is at 14132 South Tamiami Trail, North Port. For more information, call 941-423-0473.By ERIN MOORESUN CORRESPONDENT The Family Tables Christmas dinner will oer a set menu giving guests the choice of roast turkey, ham, stued grouper with crab meat, lamb shank, or a broiled seafood platter with grouper, shrimp and scallops. Hostess Linda Hewitt, right, and her cousin, server Brenda Street, at the Family Table Restaurant.PHOTOS BY ERIN MOOREThe Family Table Restaurant will be open Christmas day and is located at 14132 South Tamiami Trail, North Port.Family Table will make you feel at home on Christmas, and always 478171 Join Us For Our New Sunday Breakfast Brunch Buffet 1601 Englewood Rd. Englewood, FL 34223 Just $12.95 Includes: Egg Station including Omelets made to order Waffles with assorted Toppings Cheese Blintzes with Seasonal Fruit Compote Carved Ham with Pineapple Sauce 10am 2pm For Reservations 941-475-6464 www.bocaroyale.com Non-Members Welcome 50463588 CAPTAINS TABLE Special New Years Eve Menu. Early Sunset seating 5:30 PM and late seating 7:30 PM Call 637-1177 for reservations HARPOON HARRYS Live Band, 8 PM DJ 11 PM AM Watch the ball drop on our 150 inch projector. Hourly Giveaways! SIMPLY SWEET A CONFECTIONERY CAFE Join us for a Louisiana style Porch Party! Gumbo, Desserts & Norman Love Chocolates! Call 941 347-7322 for reservations! VILLAGE FISH MARKET New Years Eve Dinner and Drink specials! Full liquor bar and party favors! VILLAGE OYSTER BAR Food/Beverage specials in the lounge and outside seating area until midnight. Call 637-1212 for details Directions : Take US 41 South, turn right on Marion Ave. From I, take exit 164, turn left on US 17 (Marion Ave), go 3 miles to Fishermens Village. 941 639-8721 www.fishville.com Live Music/Dancing in center court 5 PM :30 AM with Gator DJ Fun Photos 5 PM Midnight Face Painting by Metamasque 5 PM Too Tall Torrie (Stilt Walker) 5 PM Hair Dazzle 6 PM Tarot Readings by Pamela 7 PM Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst 7:30 PM :30 AM (first section) Luis The Balloon Man with Balloon Creations 8 PM midnight Airbrush Art for Face & Body, 8 PM midnight There will also be an exciting Dolphin Ball and Balloon drop at 12 midnight! -: i1 1 11 1"Now'.__

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December 25 31, 2013 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 9 DINING OUTAbout 10 years ago, downtown Punta Gorda was not the destination spot for restaurants and bars that it is now. As a matter of fact, River City Grill owner Doug Amaral says that when he rst looked at the Marion Street building that he eventually bought, there were no other restaurants on the street. "I just went up the coast looking for a place to invest in," he said. "I was driving to my hotel in Punta Gorda and saw downtown, and I just fell in love with it." At the time, Amaral owned a restaurant on Naples' tony 5th Avenue called the Mangrove Cafe. He still owns it today, but makes his home base in Charlotte County. The two restaurants are quite dierent the one here is a casual American grill and the one in Naples has a higher-end menu. But there are some elements of that kind of menu that Amaral hopes to bring to his Punta Gorda location. "I'm a chef by trade, and I am determined to go down that road here," he said. "That's why I have my friend, who has the second largest scalloping company in the country, ship me fresh scallops. And I try to make deals with local farmers and bring in the best. People who have an interest in that type of thing, I want to make it available to them." That doesn't mean that his menu will be a pretentious one that only appeals to a select few. Amaral prides himself on having a comprehensive selection, with carefully crafted, fresh dishes that can appeal to most anyone. "Our Dry Pack Sea Scallops have absolutely become one of the big sellers," he said. "I am getting them straight from the boat. And the pot roast sells o the charts here we marinate it and it's slow roasted." Being in the restaurant business for so long (he's had his Naples site for more than 25 years) has allowed him to come into contact and become friends with some very interesting people. Sometimes, those people's names even make their way onto a River City Grill menu. "The Maddonini Chicken is a big seller," Amaral said. "I've become friends with Joe Maddon (manager for the Tampa Bay Rays) when he was down here for Spring Training. That dish is named after him." Also as an homage to the Rays, Amaral has cre ated a popular steak dish called the "Tampa Strip," which he serves with sauted Portobello mushrooms and rosemary-roasted garlic butter. He asserts that this steak is "just a bit better than New York." When asked about the growth of downtown Punta Gorda over the past 10 years around where his restaurant is, Amaral says he feels very proud. "My vision has come true," he said. "When we opened the River City Grill, there was nothing on this street. It's been a great ride watching this little town ourish, and I'm glad I'm a part of it." The River City Grill is at 131 West Marion Avenue in Punta Gorda. It's open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and for dinner from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The bar is open from 4:30 to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. And if youre hungry on Christmas day, River City Grill will be open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a limited menu. They accept reservations for dinner and are available for private parties and outside catering opportunities. For more information, call 941639-9080, or visit the Facebook page or www. rivercitygrillpg.com.Restaurant will be open for ChristmasRiver City Grill owner has seen Punta Gorda flourishBy DEBBIE FLESSNERSUN CORRESPONDENT and rosemary-roasted garlic butter. He asserts that this River City Grill owner has seen Punta Gorda flourish In addition to the main dining room, there is a private party room, which seats up to 40 people. PHOTOS PROVIDEDThe River City Grill just celebrated its 10th anniversary in downtown Punta Gorda. 478774 Call For A Free Brochure 941-488-9393 All Around Tours C ASINO T RIPS S IGHTSEEING T OURS D INING & E NTERTAINMENT O UTINGS HARD ROCK $ 20 Per Person IMMOKALEE $ 20 Per Person Lic# ST313558 www.AllAroundBus.com Included...Immokalee, Isle of Capri, Coconut Creek, Gulf Stream and one night accommodations with continental breakfast at La Quinta, $20 in free play and $ 11 in food vouchers OVERNIGHT CASINO Jan. 13-14, Feb. 10-11, Mar. 10-11 $ 99 ppdo $ 129 single Pt. Charlotte Punta Gorda North Port Englewood Sarasota Venice & Bradenton! Multiple Bus Casino Pick Ups In: DAY TRIPS tours@allaroundbus.com OVERNIGHT TRIPS (Call for Flyer) Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday Playpass Booklet Is Now Included Dec 23-27 Nashvi lle $899 ppdo Jan 22-24 Key West $479 ppdo Jan 27-30 Bi loxi Beau Ri vage $219 ppdo Feb 26 New Orleans $799 ppdo Mar 25 Pensacola $599 ppdo Mar 10-13 Bi loxi Beau Ri vage $219 ppdo Apr 7-13 Branson $1149 12/31 Salut e t o Vi enna $90 1/15 In The Mood $45 1/16 Homosassa Spri ngs $69 1/17 Chihuly $59 1/22 Lakeridge Wi nery $55 1/25 Bi g Cat Habi tat $59 1/31 Barry Mani low $145 Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday 50463287 COME WARM UP at the TIKI BAR Next to the Four Points by Sheraton Enjoy live entertainment next to a fire pit or under the warmth of an outdoor heater. Thurs., Dec. 26 Two Can Jam 5-9pm Fri., Dec. 27 T uchi Band 6-10pm Sat., Dec. 28 Tuckers Grade 6-10pm 941.637.6770 33 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda, FL www.FourPointsPuntaGorda.com Next to the 50460398 Air-t3011PUNTA GDRDA, FL-suseum entrance1"Icluded in ticketX lv;' s, Charlotte Sun '.s'fir,airr P FOUR.POINTSBY SHERATON_

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10 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 25 31, 2013 PHOTO PROVIDEDMr. Christmas Tree (aka Bob Fig Newton) greets the crowd at Light Up the Holidays, a special event held at the Peachland oce of Charlotte State Bank & Trust. SUN PHOTO BY PETER ARATARIJohn and Chris Shepard attending the Naughty or Nice Christmas Party hosted by the Charlotte County Young Professionals at Jacks on Marion in Punta Gorda. PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMSWith three boys ages 4 and under for a group photo, Santa Cow had to just sit and wait while Austin Lorenz, 4, his brother Deavin, 3, and Charlie Boggs, 3, found their best pose at Chick-l-A. SUN PHOTO BY PETER ARATARIMembers of the Charlotte County Young Professionals attending the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at Jacks on Marion in Punta Gorda. PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMSRainbows End Preschool student Sarai Wilke-Blake claps for classmates during the 24th Annual Christmas Extravaganza at the Port Charlotte Seventh-day Adventist Church. PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMSRainbows End Preschool student Riley White, 4, carried his classmates during their songs, singing at the top of his lungs during the Christmas Extravaganza at the Port Charlotte Seventh-day Adventist Church.A ROUND TOWN I he Christmas Spiit PHOTO PROVIDEDVietnam veteran John Ross, who led the bank lighting ceremony, joins Kim Lovejoy and Mr. and Mrs. Claus for a photo recently at Light Up the Holidays, a special event held at the Peachland oce of Charlotte State Bank & Trust. John is the Military Heritage Museums 2014 Wall of Warriors inductee, and Kim is the museums executive director. SUN PHOTO BY PETER ARATARITina Figliuolo, Angela Hogan and Ashley Gouin from the Charlotte County Homeless Coaltion at the AFP Jingle Mingle in Punta Gorda. December 25 31, 2013 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 11 SUN PHOTO BY PETER ARATARISheila Brown and Joan Walsh with Elizabeth, Isabella, Roger, Alessandro and Carolina Dehond attending the Christmas Light Trolley Tour by Greggs Automotive in downtown Punta Gorda. SUN PHOTO BY PETER ARATARIMelissa Foresten, Traci Myers, and Janet Wilcox participating in a holiday-themed Pub Run held by the Foot Landing in Punta Gorda. PHOTO PROVIDEDAt left: Santas Helpers Mike and Madeline Ruiz at DVines Wine & Gift Emporium located at 701 JC Center Court o Kings Highway. Mike Ruiz is the Punta Gorda Kiwanis president and Punta Gorda advertising manager for the Sun. SUN PHOTO BY TAMI GARCIAAt left: Santa Claus counts the ngers of 4-year-old Adalee McCombs as she sits on his lap during his recent visit to the North Port Family YMCA VPK Academy. Santa is a good friend of John Steciw. PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMSWith three boys ages 4 and under for a group photo, Santa Cow had to just sit and wait while Austin Lorenz, 4, his brother Deavin, 3, and Charlie Boggs, 3, found their best pose at Chick-l-A. SUN PHOTO BY PETER ARATARIBonnie Rehling and Don Roll from Charlotte Harbor Rotary Club ringing the bell for the Salvation Army outside Publix in Punta Gorda. AROUND TOWN I he Christmas Spiit PHOTO BY GABRIELA RAMIREZKeeping a watchful eye on residents doing last minute shopping in Venice were Sarasota County Sheris Oce deputies Richard Starowesky, left, on a French Percheron named Justice, and Michael Jackson on a horse named Sentinel. The massive size of Justice drew customers in for a closer look in the Target parking lot Sunday. (Port Charlottes Hidden Jewel) 1900 Tamiami Trail, Unit#118 Beside Donatos Restaurant (941) 468-6210 (941) 456-2318 T r e a s u r e s Treasures 50461559 478162 ROTONDA ELKS LODGE #2710 J a n u a r y 1 1 t h K e i t h C o l e m a n D i n n e r S h o w January 11th Kei th Coleman Di nner Show T i c k e t s O n S a l e A t B a r 5 p m 1 1 p m Ti ckets On Sale At Bar 5 pm 11 pm J a n u a r y 1 8 t h L o d g e V i s i t a t i o n B u s T r i p January 18th Lodge Vi si tati on Bus Tri p R e s e r v a t i o n s R e q u i r e d T i c k e t s L i m i t e d Reservati ons Required Ti ckets Li mi ted 303 Rotonda Blvd. East 941-697-2710 Lunch & Dinner Specials Open at 11:00 am FRIDAYS DINNER & DANCE UPCOMING EVENTS SMOKE FREE BUILDING 478291 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! New Years Eve Party starts at 6pm music at 8pm Featuring a special menu, live music with The Sensations, dancing, party favors and champagne toast at midnight. Full cash bar $15 + tax & Kate Keys & Kate Keys OLDIES NIGHT ONE NIGHT ONLY SAT, JANUARY 11 TH $8 + tax Cover Show 7:30 pm From Naples to Sarasota, Southwest Floridas Hottest Doo-Wop Group... ,.rTreasuresCOUNTRY!FRIBUTE.___Sunda, January 12(6!OOPmDiZ1er.7.3OmShoW $35 + tax includes dinneralso starringM. 5J OM O) o starringas Carrie Underwood D `g/and Shania Twain as Blake SheltondMRmM97 9 92h 0 a@ORh COO U@gn fl DD OIBiQP SDi4B[k@qo) On SmI L 0 flf S pm o 1] 9 pn i1dmnmmrrr 9 ft h 0 Lodg@ WO&m2kt o uo MOp

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12 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 25 31, 2013 EVENTS THIS WEEKFishermens Village in Punta Gorda is a prime shop ping and dining destination for Southwest Florida and is equally well-known for its creative celebrations during favorite holidays. Festooned with more than 1 million colorful lights, the waterside mall is at its best during the end-of-the-year holiday season. This year, it is reprising its popular New Years Eve celebration, which is designed to entertain the whole family from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Best of all, the event is totally free except for food and drink purchased at one of the malls many eateries, which will remain open throughout the evening. Last years celebration drew several thousand people, and marketing manager Kathy Burnam is expecting even higher attendance this year. We had a packed house last year, with lots of families and people having a good time, she said. We have even more festivities planned this year and should have a record turnout for New Years Eve if all goes as expected. We recently broke records for the boat parade and the Festival of Lights. The reason for the popularity of the New Years bash is simple theres something for everyone to enjoy. It just has a great family atmosphere, but you can feel right at home if youre by yourself, Burnam said. All the entertainment and other activities are free. The restaurants will be open until midnight, but the shops are closed. Its not aimed at sales; its designed to celebrate the new year and give back to the community Its just a good community event, Burnam added. Children will be kept busy throughout the entire evening, and their adults should keep a camera at the ready for photo ops. Take face painting for example. Metamasque, a.k.a. Heidi Ganski, will paint from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be followed by Airbrush Art for Face & Body until midnight. Both are very good, Burnam said. Airbrush Art (Lilly Torres) also does arms and uses an airbrush instead of a paintbrush. When one leaves, the other one picks up. We wanted to make sure it lasted the entire evening. Another decorating oppor tunity is oered by Hair Dazzle, courtesy of Lori Oberther and Brian Towlands of Charles of the Village Salon and Spa. They will ll your hair with glitter between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. and put you in celebration mode. Get ready to point your cameras up when Too Tall Torrie arrives for a three-hour gig starting at 5 p.m. Only 5 feet 2 inches tall, she towers to 8 feet 2 inches once strapped into her stilts, and nobody loves working a crowd more than she does. Torrie, who prefers to use her performance moniker, said, Im an atmosphere performer. I get crowds going and pep everybody up, mainly with balloon hats and animals. When Im around, the cameras come out.Fishermens Village celebrates arrival of 2014By GORDON BOWERSUN CORRESPONDENT Art for Face & Body until midnight. PHOTO PROVIDED BY TOO TALL TORRIEStiltwalker Too Tall Torrie, seen here at a performance in Cape Coral last year, is a huge hit with children and will perform in a more holiday-themed costume during the Fisher mens Village New Years Eve celebration. PHOTO BY GORDON BOWERFishermens Village waterside location in Punta Gorda is a perfect place to celebrate New Years Eve in a family atmosphere. IF YOU GOWHEN: 5 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 31, New Years Eve WHERE: Fishermens Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda INFO: Limited parking around the building is usually full; large lot and public lot nearby across Retta Esplanade. There will be free entertainment and music for families, midnight New Years celebration, and restaurants will offer special deals. For more information, visit www.fishville.com.VILLAGE | 18 478254 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 Buzz Friday 5-8 pm PET FRIENDLY DECK Open 7 Days! Book Your New Years Eve Deck Space Today! John Reno Saturday 58 pm Gerardo Perez Sunday 1-4 pm HAPPY HOUR! Find Us On Facebook! The Fishery Restaurant 2 5pm New Years Eve Party! With Live Music Special Dinners And Party Favors! Reserve your seat or table now! 941-828-1591 Corner of Placida Rd & Kentucky Ave. R i c a l t i n i s R i c a l t i n i s Ricaltini s B a r & G r i l l e B a r & G r i l l e Bar & Grille 478253 2nd Annual New Year s Eve Party! Party Favors Musi c Danci ng Champagne Toast Munchi es at Mi dni ght $50.00 per Person i ncl udes Di nner & ent ertainment by: Ellie Lee & Blues Fury Menu: Exqui si te Rack of Lamb Perfectl y Pai red Fi l et Mi gnon & Lobster Tai l Cedar Pl ank Sal mon Our Famous Pri me Ri b Al l Di nners i ncl ude Sal ad, Vegetabl e, Potato, Di nner Rol l s & Dessert Served at 7:00 pm December 31, 2013 7:00 Pm Reservati on Requi red $20 Per Person I ncl udes Party Favors, Champagne & Munchi es Di nner Not I ncl uded r l dillIIII)1irL tii .LPSI hkr'lj jl\1r, l / '` gar ` Cf .(//l:. i, :d.,4

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December 25 31, 2013 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 13 EVENTS THIS WEEK Plenty of folks have a winter home down in Southwest Florida, but not many of them have the kind of house that Cincinnati inventor and business man Powel Crosley built in north Sarasota in 1929. The 11,000 square foot, 21-room, 10-bath Powel Crosley home, named Seagate, was innovative for its time, and was actually the rst steel-framed private residence built in the state of Florida. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, Seagate was saved from commercial development and pur chased for renovation by Manatee County, which now operates it as a meeting, conference and event venue. The home's early 20th century charm and stunning architectural elements make it the ideal place for this year's New Year's Eve party a s-themed event called the Speakeasy Soiree. "This is the rst New Year's Eve that we're going to do this," said Kala Clark, food service director for Milan Catering, the house caterer for events at the estate. "The home is what lends itself to the Speakeasy theme." Tickets for the event, which have been sold as a sit-down dinner, a soiree afterwards or both, have been on sale for some time now. The dinner has been sold out for a while, but tickets are still available for the party in the courtyard. "We got Chillounge to sponsor the event, so we'll have lounge chairs out on the lawn," Clark said. "The bourbon and cigar bar will be in the pavilion to the right of the house. All of the lounge area will be out under a tent by the bay." If guests choose to forgo relaxing for dancing, there will be a DJ playing all the jazz and swing classics in the s theme. The mansion will also be open the whole time, so guests can go inside, if they wish. By DEBBIE FLESSNERSUN CORRESPONDENT PHOTOS PROVIDEDAbove: The Masque of the Red Death Halloween party at the Powel Crosley estate was scary fun. The Powel Crosley home, named Seagate, is on the Sarasota Bay, and the courtyard is a beautiful setting for a party like this one. will light up Powel Crosley Estate on New Years Eve S aeasy S ieIF YOU GOThe Speakeasy SoireeWHERE: The Powel Crosley Estate, 8374 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota WHEN: from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 TICKETS: Tickets are $35, which includes the champagne toast and light bites. There will be no tickets sold on the day of the event, so be sure to buy them in advance at www.crosleysupperclub.com. For more information, call 941-312-0000. SOIREE | 18 rfntb b rfbntb rf n ntbt b bf rfbntb tn ft nrtr b r r FEEL ART CREATE ART 481301 478241 410, AP ^IBRITISHLEGEND SZZZZZZZazzJ'pellild (rk"..Tout Jones" "hazy Springlleld"& More_ 11 r-t G:E"Bee Gaes^ MedleyKim Jenkins sings a 10 minBeales Medley Gerry and9t .. ttorl 11r1/;rPl"-Enille0er1" the Pacemakers and more& IlonThe Cultural Center2280 Aaron Street. Port Charlotte1 l 941-625-4175 www.thcculturalccnter.com111, ,,,r1

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14 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 25 31, 2013 THINGS TO DOThe literal translation of Vom Fass is "from the keg." But at Vom Fass Sarasota, you can get your spirits and gourmet items not only from the keg, but from glass balloons and clay pots, too. You may have been to liquor stores and you may have been to gourmet cooking shops, but you have never been to a place like Vom Fass Sarasota. Here's the dierence almost every single item you can buy in the store may be tasted prior to your purchase. How many times have you bought what seemed like it would be a nice bottle of spirits, only to get it home, try it and never drink it again? That need never happen again. "People are tired of spending their hard-earned money on something they hope is good," Robert Kay, owner of Vom Fass, along with his wife Debbie. "We oer an opportunity to taste things before they buy. And it's a better quality than most of the stu out there." Vom Fass is a German-based company that sells exclusive cask-aged vinegars, exquisite oils, unique spirits, liqueurs and select wines. There are only eight franchises in the United States and the Kays own one of them. They discovered the concept when Robert, who was serving in the military in Afghanistan, had a two-week leave and decided to meet Debbie and their daughter in Germany. The three of them ended up in a tasting room much like this one. "The more we tasted, the more we realized that what was available for tastings there was far above anything we had here (in the United States)," he said. "After we got back home, it took us three or four months to put a plan together and test out the numbers." So far, the store has met with great success, not only with sales, but also with the cooking classes the Kays have been holding. Of course, the star ingredients are ones they sell in their shop. The classes are already so popular that they are sold out until March. When you visit the shop and try out the products, you can choose the bottle in which you take it home. There are all dierent sizes and shapes of glass bottles, making the packaging as spectacular as the contents inside. Vom Fass has plenty of options for hostess gifts, corporate gifts, family and friend gifts or just gifts to yourself. Among all the gift baskets currently on display there, Debbie says she especially likes the ones that leave the choices up to the recipient. "We do a sampler set of oils and vinegars," she said. "But we also do a basket with four empty bottles and a gift card, so they can choose exactly what they want." In the back of the shop is the wine section. While the Kays can't keep a bottle of every single wine they oer open for tasting, they do usually have about 10 bottles at a time available for sampling. With all the choices for quality liqueurs, cooking oils and vinegars and wines they stock, and the ability to try before you buy, the Kays believe they have come up with a unique concept that is really catching on. "We've got so many selections here, how do you pick one that is your favorite?" Debbie asked. "Instead it's like 'What are you having for dinner tonight? If someone is into gourmet stu at home, they will nd themselves in their happy place here." Vom Fass Sarasota is at 1469 Main St., in Sarasota and is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit the Facebook page at Vom-Fass-Sarasota or the website at www.sarasota.vomfassusa.com, or call 941-365-2137. Absinthe, with its extremely high alcohol content, was banned in the United States for about 100 years, up until 2007.Tasting fun at Vom Fass SarasotaBy DEBBIE FLESSNERSUN CORRESPONDENT SUN PHOTOS BY DEBBIE FLESSNERAt left: There are a lot of great gift items at Vom Fass, including customized gift baskets. If you are looking for a special drink to ring in the new year, Vom Fass has something for everyone. Robert and Debbie Kay are the owners of Vom Fass, a very special Sarasota shop. At right: You can buy your liqueurs, oils and vinegars in many dierent bottle styles and sizes. 50461655 50451536 25 Expires: January 2, 2014 25370 Zemel Road Punta Gorda, FL 33955 Doggy Daycare & BoardingWhere a do can be a dogr vvQ .CAMPAll Day Play Certified Camp CounselorsFree Web Cams All-Inmlusive Priming941-875-941017266 TOLEDO BLADE BLVD. PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33954WWW.CAMPBOWWOW.COM/PORTCHARLOTTEFACEBOOK.COM/CAMPBOWWOWPORTCHARLOTTEPottery Ex press A;'and BAMBOO FARMtCeI't2fiCQteS open seven days a week4 lable ---------t 10% OffYour Pottery PurcSale Items excluded.F f941-505-8400awww. otte ex ress.com www.bamboo-farm.com

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December 25 31, 2013 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 15 THINGS TO DOIts funny how your future sometimes jumps right into your path. If youre not paying attention, you just might miss the opportunities being placed in front of you. Luckily, Jose Santiago and Kathie Jette recognized that they had discovered something special when they stumbled across the cigar business. That new passion eventually led them to open up the Habana Cigar Lounge in Punta Gorda. We had lived in the Cayman Islands for a year and while we were there, we frequented a cou ple of cigar lounges there, Jette said. When we got back from the Caymans, we heard about this cigar lounge coming up for sale here and we jumped on it. After they purchased the space, which had previously also been a cigar bar, they began an extensive remodeling project. As part of that process, they tore up the old carpet and installed hardwood floors, to cut down on lingering smoky smells. Then, they divided the space into two suites. On one side, we have the humidor and cigars and accessories that we sell, Jette said. On the other side, we have a lounge that is set up like your living room. Its a comfortable and cozy setting for relaxing. Also in the lounge are four flat-screen TVs, which are usually used to show sporting events and pay-for-view happenings. You can buy beer, wine, soft drinks, espresso and other coffees there, too. But the star attrac tions are really the cigars. You dont have to be a cigar expert to enjoy one as a matter of fact, many of the customers who come into the Habana Cigar Lounge are just occasional cigar smokers. Whether you are a cigar aficionado or a begin ner, Santiago will happily show you the walk-in humidor, which carries such brands as Padron, Gurkha, Arturo Fuentes, Esteban Carreras, Perdomo and Oliva, just to name just a few. We have all kinds of brands, sizes, flavors and different wrappers to the cigars, Jette said. We help people choose cigars every day, and even pick out gifts for spouses. She added that one shouldnt assume that this is just a boys club. As a matter of fact, there are more women who smoke cigars that one might think. A lot of women like the flavored cigars, like truffles or cranberry, she said. Then we have some women who smoke the same cigars as the men. Were seeing more and more women coming in looking for cigars, for other people and themselves. In the coming months the Cigar Lounge will be making some outside appearances, at the Charlotte County Fair and the Wine and Jazz Festival in Punta Gorda. Jette said that those are great opportunities for her and Santiago to meet other cigar aficionados and help initiate new ones. In the future, wed like to open another store, too, she said. We have great customers and weve made so many friends here. We feel blessed. The Habana Cigar Lounge is at 209 Wood Street, Punta Gorda, and is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, from noon to 10 p.m Saturday and Sunday. On nights when sporting events run later, they will be open for those. For more information, visit the Facebook page, or call 941-637-1977.The Habana Cigar Lounge offers more than cigarsBy DEBBIE FLESSNERSUN CORRESPONDENT remodeling project. As part of that process, they tore up the old carpet cut down on lingering smoky smells. great opportunities for her and Santiago to meet offers more than cigars PHOTO PROVIDEDFriendships are forged over a love of cigars at the Habana Cigar Lounge.We have great customers and weve made so many friends here. We feel blessed. Kathie Jette, Habana Cigar Lounge owner ENGLEWOODIrish Concert benefit plannedDiego Caravan #255 of the Order of Alhambra is presenting their annual Irish Concert at 3 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the Englewood United Methodist Church. It will feature Andy Cooney and his band, comedian Noel V. Ginnity, Irish Step dancers, and their Special Friends chorus. Funds derived from this event help the organization continue their work with the developmentally disabled in the community. Tickets for the event are $20 and can be purchased by calling 941473-2458 or 941-474-8843. They are also available at the Englewood United Methodist Church oce during normal business hours. The church is at 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood.PORT CHARLOTTE Eagles Annual Chili Cook-offEagles Annual Chili Cook-o will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Eagles Lodge, 23111 Harborview Drive in Charlotte Harbor. The contest is open to any chili cooks who are willing to put their chili to the test. There is no entry fee for the cook o. There are prizes for Best Chili Overall, First Runner-up & Second Runner-up. The best decorated table will also receive a prize. Set-up starts at 10 a.m. Judging takes place from 11 a.m. to noon. Chili will start selling at noon. Price for a bowl of chili is $1. There will be raes, basket of cheer and a bake sale. All proceeds are donated to charity. For additional information, call Eagle Auxiliary member Kathy Grant at 941-423-8453.A Tribute to Broadway returnsA Tribute to Broadway II is returning to the Cultural Center of Charlotte County. The Cul-Cen Productions show will feature Fiddler on the Roof, The Wizard of Oz and Grease along with songs from the Music Man, Carousel, Camelot and others. Volunteers ranging in age from 14 to over 70 come together to perform in these shows that will be at 7 p.m. on Jan. 16-18, 2014, at the Cultural Center theater, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Advance tckets are $12. For more information, visit www. theculturalcenter.com. | EVENTS COMING UP 478267 Christmas Features December 25, 2013 Holiday Glazed Ham Dinner Honey Roasted In Natural Juices, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce & Honey Maple Glaze $17.50 English Cut Prime Rib Served With Au Jus And Creamy Horseradish Sauce, Mashed Potatoes And French Green Beans Queen Cut $16.75 King Cut $19.95 Crab Stuffed Mahi Mahi Fresh Mahi Mahi Stuffed With Basil Blue Crab Finished With Lobster Cream Sauce Served With Rice Pilaf And French Green Beans $21 Lobster, Shrimp And Scallop In Puff Pastry Served With A White Wine And Lemon Cream Sauce With Choice Of Side $24.50 Baked Stuffed Shrimp Gulf Shrimp Stuffed With Basil Blue Crab Stuffing With A Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce Served With Choice Of Side $20 Surf & Turf Grilled Filet Mignon Paired With Cold Water Lobster Tail Served With Choice Of Side $28 Extra Sides Available Upon Request Mashed Potatoes & Gravy French Style Green Beans Cranberry Sauce $3.75 7092 Placida Rd. Cape Haze (941) 698-6900 Boaters Welcome www.leverockspalmisland.com Located between marker 7 & 8 on the ICW 441888 Holiday Dessert Selections $7 Fresh Apple Crisp Pecan Pie Peanut Butter Pie Bread pudding Creme Brulee Each Entree I ncl udes a Wi ld Green Sal ad wi th candi d wal nuts sundri ed cranberri es wi th a sweet Zi nfandel Vi nai grette Dressi ng SaturdayDEC. 28 &JANS4lrhe a dormers market ynr art iREFgps address 13020 Fishery Road Placida 33946?6960 Pacda Apt MarketR E S T A J R A N T

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16 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 25 31, 2013 ROAD TRIP David Winter was scanning the racing program, asking his wife if she had any good hunches as they prepared to bet on the second race at Tampa Bay Downs opening day. They liked veteran jockey Ron Allen. But win or lose, they were enjoying the warm temperatures and the atmosphere at Floridas only West Coast horse racetrack. This is our rst time here, Winter, of Port Richey, said. Its really a nice facility. We got in free too. I think well come Family fun at racetrackBy JOHN HACKWORTHSUN EDITOR IF YOU GOWHERE: Tampa Bay Downs, Oldsmar, Fla. WHEN: Race days are Wednesday and Friday through Sunday. Starting in February, race days will be Wednesday through Sunday before going back to four days in March. Post time is 12:25 p.m. each day. DIRECTIONS: Take I-75 to I-295, exit 39 to Florida 589 and take exit 3 for Memorial Highway, then left onto Florida 580 to Race Track Road. The trip takes about one hour, 45 minutes. OTHER INFO: The golf driving range and poker room are open seven days a week. David Winter was scanning the racing program, asking his wife if she had any good hunches as they prepared to bet on the second race at Tampa Bay Downs opening day. They liked veteran jockey Ron Allen. But win or lose, they were enjoying the warm temperatures and the atmosphere at Floridas only West Coast horse racetrack. This is our rst time here, Winter, of Port I think well come Family fun at racetrack Family fun at racetrack Family fun at racetrack Family fun at racetrack Family fun at racetrack Family fun at racetrack Family fun at racetrack Family fun at racetrack Family fun at racetrack Family fun at racetrack Family fun at racetrack By JOHN HACKWORTH By JOHN HACKWORTH S UN E DITOR IF YOU GO WHERE: Tampa Bay Downs, Oldsmar, Fla. WHEN: Race days are Wednesday and Friday through Sunday. Starting in February, race days will be Wednesday through Sunday before going back to four days in March. Post time is 12:25 p.m. each day. DIRECTIONS: Take I-75 to I-295, exit 39 to Florida 589 and take exit 3 for Memorial Highway, then left onto Florida 580 to Race Track Road. The trip takes about one hour, 45 minutes. OTHER INFO: The golf driving range and poker room are open seven days a week. PHOTOS PROVIDEDback later this week. Free grandstand admission on most weekdays is just one of the draws to the track, situated near Tampas city limits. The 86-year-old horse track can also brag about having a golf driving range only the second track anyone knows of in the U.S. with a driving range on-site. But, there are more subtle features of the track that make it a good daytrip destination. Most large tracks have a separation of the masses, points out veteran handicapper Peter Mallett, who comes down each winter for the meet. But we have the wealthy and the (everyday Joe) who mingle here because of the way the track is set up. The horses are unsaddled right in front of the crowd and the walkway is along the rail so people can high-ve the jockeys and even have photos taken. Other attractive oerings include a clubhouse where you can get the royal TRACK | 17 Bill Baker and his wife Kathy began managing Sunnybreeze Golf Course in Arcadia in 1974 when it was just a nine-hole course. In three years time theyboughtthe course and embarked on a plan for change and growthat Sunnybreeze. Andy Anderson and Bill Baker designed and built what would become the 18-hole championship course. Nestled alongside lush trees adjacent to the Peace River, the course is 6149 yards with a par 71. Golfers can choose from three tee boxes and can generally complete the course in three to three and a half hours. The natural setting in the country offers golfers privacy and beautiful vistas. In 2000, Baker went on to design and build a nine-hole par 3 course called The Breeze. At 980 yar ds, the links style course can be completed in 45 minutes. We went from 9 to 18 to 27 to 36 holes, Baker s aid. Sunnybreezes course is not part of a real estate development. Golfers enjoy a backdrop of 200-ye ar-old oak trees, natural Florida marsh and a variety of wildlife including hawks, eagles, alligators, panthers deer, fox, and turtles. Both courses challenge golfers with an array of open, tree-lined, and water holes. Prac tice facilities include driving range and two putting greens. Baker also owns and partly designed a course called Wicker Hills in Hale, Michigan. I still actively manage Sunnybreeze. My wife is retired and my sister, Cathy, manages the Michigan course, Baker said. The original nine-hole course the Bakers bought in 1974 was closed after Hurricane Charley hit in 2004. Although Sunnybreeze was open for business two weeks after the natural disaster, the golf course los t five buildings including the 15,000 square foot clubhouse the Bakers had designed together. Continuing on his path of change and growth for Sunnybreeze, Baker is currently working on a plan to develop a motorcoach resort on the land originally used for the first nine-hole course. Partnering w ith Barry Poole, the developer of Deer Creek Motorcoach Resort, Baker hopes to build a Class A Motorcoach Reso rt at the golf course. Right now golfers can take advantage of a $250 annual membership special with a $20 cart fee in t he fall and a $16 cart fee over the summer. Sunnybreeze Golf Course is located at 8135 SW Sunnybreeze Drive in Arcadia. For more information or tee times, call 888-663-2420. 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December 25 31, 2013 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 17 ROAD TRIP feeling; a poker room that is open from 10 a.m. until 4 a.m.; picnic tables in the shade; benches in the sun; good food (thick chicken tenders and fries for $5); and simulcast betting on tracks from across the nation. And, if youre afraid youll feel out of place among hard-core bettors, dont worry. On opening day there were more than a few parents with children who loved running around the open area at the nish line and watching the horses parade to the starting gate. The well-maintained track has a dirt course and one of the top turf tracks in the nation. Its reputation attracts trainers from all over the East who want to test their horses or season them against moderate to good competition. It also attracts some ne riders, like Allen. The 53-year-old jockey rides all over the nation including Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., and Presque Isle Downs in Erie, Pa. But of his 3,000-plus wins, some of his biggest came at Tampa Bay Downs. Allen grew up in Detroit where he learned to ride for his father, a trainer. When his father took his horses to Florida for the winter meet, he got his rst glimpse of Tampa Bay Downs. He has made a living with his success at just this track. He is a four-time Tampa Bay Downs riding champ, who has won 77 stakes races, including the 1993 Tampa Bay Derby and Sam F. Davis Breeders Cup Stakes. Tampa Bay Downs laid-back atmosphere suits his personality. I just try to be friendly and nice to people, he said of his popularity at the track. Mike Henry, spokesman for the track, said Allen is a good example of the talented riders and horses that come each year for the meet that runs through June 30. 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18 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 25 31, 2013 EVENTSEqually popular and camera-worthy is Luis the Balloon Man, whose creations have been a hit at past village events. Hes performing between 8 p.m. and midnight. New this year is tarot reader Pamela Jones, who from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. will tell you what to expect in the year ahead. It should be a fun thing to do going into the new year, Burnam said of the tarot readings. Its going to be pretty neat to see what she does and what the reaction is. The entire evening will be filled with music and dancing. Singer/guitarist Michael Hirst will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the front section of the mall, and Gator DJ takes Center Court the entire evening. Hes very partyand fun-oriented, Burnam said of the Gator. He plays holiday and lots of dance music. What he does is gauge the crowd; he has a light show as well. If thats not enough to attract adults, many of the restaurants have special New Years food and drink deals. Reservations in advance are recommended. The evening is capped o at midnight not with a New York City-style descending ball but a handcarved wooden dolphin with ashing lights, betting the villages waterfront location and the dolphins often sighted near it. Gator DJ will spin tunes until 12:30 a.m. to help the celebration wind down. Those who like to park close in should get to the mall early and hit the shops before they close. More information on the celebration, restaurants and shops can be found at www.shville.com.VILLAGEFROM PAGE 12 SUN FILE PHOTOSinger/guitarist Michael Hirst will play from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the front section of Fishermens Village during the malls New Years Eve celebration. Though this is a themed party, Clark said it's not necessary to come in costume. Some people will choose to do that and others can just wear their sparkly New Year's wardrobe. Then, at midnight, everyone will celebrate the arrival of 2014 in style. "We're going to do a balloon drop at midnight from the balcony (of the home)," she said. "And there will also be a champagne toast." The Speakeasy Soiree is from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at the Powel Crosley Estate, 8374 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Tickets are $35, which includes the champagne toast and light bites. There will be no tickets sold on the day of the event, so purchase them in advance online at www.crosleysupperclub.com. For more informa tion, call 941-312-0000.SOIREEFROM PAGE 13 As West Coast Black Theatre Troupes production of Purlie comes to a close with nary a seat left, there are signs of more sellouts to come. Following Purlie, which closed Dec. 15 are The Whipping Man (Jan. 2-Feb. 2); Harry and Lena (Feb. 19-March 23); and Bubbling Brown Sugar (April 9-May 11). Together, the shows chronicle 100 years of black history. We are 80 percent sold out for the least three shows, WBTT artistic director Nate Jacobs said. Jacobs who said he might be in the nal show of the season, returned from Zurich, Switzerland recently. For the past ve years, he has taken groups of singers there to perform in a holiday show. Five years ago they were looking for gospel singers for a show, Jacobs said. It is a good opportunity for aspiring singers. I took four women gospel singers over this year. They will stay there through Jan. 3. He went over as their director, helped put the show together and returned in time for Thanksgiving and in time to see his WBTT season heading toward sell-out status. This troupe was meant to be bigger than Nate Jacobs, he said. Although I started it, it has always moved forward on its own. It has taught me to trust something that has a life of its own. At press time, few tickets remained for Purlie, the story of a traveling preacher who shakes things up in his hometown where sharecroppers still lived under Jim Crow laws. The Whipping Man is a drama set in the days immediately following the Civil War. The story is about a Jewish Confederate soldier who returns home. The house is in shambles and only two slaves remain. As the three men unite and celebrate Passover together, secrets are revealed that could have devastating results for all three. Two musical shows close the season. Harry and Lena honors the legacies of Harry Belafonte and Lena Horne. Bubbling Brown Sugar honors the days of Harlems Cotton Club and entertainers such as Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Billie Holiday. The show earned three Tony nominations and four Drama Desk nominations on Broadway in 1976. According to Wikipedia, actress Vivian Reed won a Drama Desk Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in the Broadway show.Purlie is sign of great season for TroupeBy KIM COOLFEATURES EDITOR SUN PHOTO BY AUDREY BLACKWELLNate Jacobs, founder and artistic director of Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe.Blue Man Group will increase its paint output this season. Beginning Dec. 19, the blue men will add color to the Christmas holiday season with several additional shows. If you have yet to see the most colorful literally show at Universal, this could be the time. Beginning Dec. 19, the group will perform daily at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dec. 26 through Dec. 31, the group will add a third show at 3 p.m. daily. Colorful, comedic and always a bit outrageous, they definitely beat their drums to a different color as they also poke fun at themselves and others. Exclusive to the already new (2012) show at Orlando, according to a release, is a new bit in which the group explores the happiness hormone. The group also performs on Norwegian Cruise Lines Epic where I first experienced the group that is like no other. The many casts of Blue Men tour the U.S., perform at six permanent installations, including the one at Universal Orlando and aboard Epic. For more information about Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando Resort, or to purchase tickets, visit UniversalOrlando. com/blueman.Blue Man Group adds shows to holiday scheduleBy KIM COOLFEATURES EDITOR 478255 478305 German, American and Italian Food Salads Pizzas German Beer Draft or Bottle & Our Locally Crafted Gelato L IVE E NTERTAINMENT F RIDAY & S ATURDAY N IGHTS 8300 Wiltshire Dr. Port Charlotte (Gasparilla Rd. 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December 25 31, 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 Dec. 18s1964 Come See About Me by the Supremes 1969 Leaving on a Jet Plane by Peter, Paul & Marys1974 Cats in the Cradle by Harry Chapin 1977 How Deep Is Your Love by the Bee Geess1982 Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates 1986 Walk Like An Egyptian by the Bangles Holiday SingalongRocking around the Christmas tree at the Christmas party hop. Mistletoe hung where you can see every couple tries to stop. Brenda Lee, from Rockin Around the Christmas Tree, 1958 Theyre ringin a song/Christmas, What a happy sound/Christmas, baby, please come home Darlene Love, 1963 Once in Royal Davids City stood a lonely cattle shed where a mother held her baby. Youd do well to remember the things He later said, when youre stung yourselves at the Christmas parties. Jethro Tull, from A Christmas Song, 1969 And so this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over and a new one just begun. John Lennon & Yoko Ono from Happy Christmas (War is Over), 1971. The moon is right, the spirits up. Were here tonight and thats enough. Simply having a wonderful Christmas time. Paul McCartney, from Wonderful Christmastime, 1979 Last Christmas I gave you my heart, but the very next day you gave it away. This year to save me from tears Ill give it to someone special. Wham!, from Last Christmas, 1984. If you ever spend Christmas on Christmas Island you will never stray. For every day your Christmas dreams come true, on Christmas Island your dreams come true. Jimmy Buett from Christmas Island, 1996 READERS R OCK!Last week, this musical trivia question was asked: What is the name of the classic 1934 Christmas song recorded live on Dec. 12, 1975, by a rocking Bruce Springsteen? Answer: Santa Claus is Coming to Town. The rst reader to get it right was Diane Szynal of Punta Gorda.THIS WEEKS QUESTION: Pop/rock artist David Bowie recorded Little Drummer Boy in 1982 as an unlikely duet with this legendary crooner. (They originally sang it together on a 1977 TV Christmas special). Name the singer. 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. Three talented ladies met at the Punta Gorda Guitar Army where musicians and singers jam at Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda every Thursday evening. They clicked both personally and professionally, and decided to form a band. With tongue in cheek, the ladies claim their name was originally The Hot Beaches, but decided to tone it down to simply The Beaches. Since 2008, the group has been entertaining audiences in various local venues. The majority of their music is from the 1960s to 1980s, and includes soft rock, classic rock and some country. They cover artists such as the Beatles, The Who, Rolling Stones, Eagles, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and others. The Beaches claim that they choose songs best suited for their specialty of vocal harmony. They play as an acoustic trio that includes guitars, sometimes bass and percussion, and a drummer for full-band sound when they perform at large venues. The musicians are moms, have day jobs, and are pleased to live near extended family. Maurene Mimi Burroughs, originally from New Hampshire, served in the U.S. Army as an air defense artillery ocer in the second battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, for 12 years. Her last assignment was a major at West Point. Burroughs left the military because she had two young daughters, and did not want to deploy without them. She moved to North Port to be near her father, and to enjoy the wonderful Florida weather. Burroughs has also performed with Sammy J and the Guys, Triple Shot, and Danny Shepard bands. Originally from western New York, Heather Straw plays guitar and bass, and is the soprano of the group. She has been playing professionally for several years, and is a member of another local band, Up The Creek. Straw and her husband, a contractor, moved to Florida in 1995 to be near family. The couple designed and built their waterfront home. They have a son and a daughter. Heather comes up with the majority of our eclectic song selections, and has an ear for chang ing them up to make them our own, Burroughs said. I call them chick-a-fit since many of the songs are originally sung by males. Annette Collins has been playing guitar since the age of 10. Originally from Long Island, she was inspired by her brother who plays in a band in North Carolina. Ive only been playing professionally for the past seven years, she said. I love performing with Mimi and Heather. Collins was lead vocalist and guitarist with the disbanded Harbor City Blues Band. She is the mother of three teenage daughters. The band has performed at the Nav-A-Gator, Gatorz, Deans South of the Border, Porkys Roadhouse, Fishermens Village, and Portonos and has been showcased at many special events, such as the Seafood Festival, Taste of Punta Gorda, Hibiscus Festival, and the Englewood Music Festival. For bookings, call 941-740-2441 or email annettecollins614@gmail.com.By SHIRLEY GEORGESUN CORRESPONDENT LIVE MUSIC PHOTO PROVIDEDMimi Burroughs, Annette Collins, and Heather Straw form The Beaches.The Beaches specialize in vocal harmony 50463164 BROA DWAY PALM PRESENTSSouth P a c i f i c spins a 1 4 t h& W e w A & di I N THE OFF BROADWAY PALW'Wromantic tale of love `"and loss on atropical WITH SOUTH PACIFIC January 1b March 1Nana's Naughty Knickers is a/ naval base during Celebrate New Year's Eve contemporary comedy about laWorld War It. Twocouples fall in love at Broadway Palm, student, Bridget, and her sweetgrandmother, their happiness is complete with hats, noise randmother, Sylvia. Whilevisiting for the summer, Bridgetthreatened by the makers,champagnetoastrealities of war and b y and more! $100 per person. discovers her grandmother'ssecret business... illegally sellingtheir own prejudices. 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BUY A CAR! PORT CHARLOTTE, completely renovated, 3/2/1 + Den and office! New kitchen & baths, fenced yard & shed. $109,900.00 Suncoast Isles Realty Pat Rice SOLD! (941)-268-6820 12/25/13 15 Bunker Circle Rotonda WestSparkling clean and move in ready 2 bedr oom 2 bath canal front home with super floor plan. Minutes drive to beach, $137,750.00$1000.00 buyer rebate if purchased throughFla Golf Properties Inc. 941-698-4653 Great Deals in the Classifieds! NORTH PORT Sun. 1-4 3493 Lakewood Blvd Beautiful 2 bdrm w/den Villa Extended lanai, full lake view $184,901 Priv. appts. avail. Steve Bailey 941-786-4632HORIZON REALTY INTL. PUNTA GORDA 17400 White Water Ct PRAIRIECREEKPARKESTATES4BD/4.5BA/3 BAY GARAGE. 5500+SFHEAT/AIR, 8500 SFTOTAL, POOL/SPA, BASSSTOCKEDPOND. EQUESTRIANCOMMUNITY. DEEDRESTRICEDON5 ACRES. $599,888. RE/MAXANCHORLEANNCROKE941-769-4663 ANY PRICE OR CONDITION! CASH FOR YOUR HOUSE OR MOBILE.941-356-5308 $$ QUICK CASH $$ Rotonda 288 Rotonda Circle 3 Bed 2 Bath Golf Course home with breathtaking views and open floor plan perfect for entertaining. Great curb appeal with majestic palms $179,900.00$1500 Buyer Rebate if purchased throughFla Golf Properties Inc 941-698-4653 PORT CHARLOTTE3578 Harbor Blvd. Updated 3/2/carport home with newer PGT windows/sliders, 10k HVAC. FL room and newer pool, cage, lanai & shed. Home Warranty & Offered at $118,900.Marge Trayner Bud Trayner Realty, PA 941-380-2823 We Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin. 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The Sun Classified Page 6E/N/C/Vads.yoursun.netW ednesday, December 25, 2013 LAKE SUZY Exec. Home. Golf Course & Lake View. 3/2.5/2, Updated Kitchen. Metal Roof, Shutters, Workshop. 4237 sf. with Additional Buildable Lot Available. Must See! $299,000. .Lolly Lopinski, South East Realty (941)-628-0941 REDUCED! O O N N L L Y Y 7 7 6 6 3 3( (M M L L S S S S T T A A T T I I S S T T I I C C S S A A S S O O F F1 1 2 2 / / 1 1 4 4 / / 1 1 3 3 ) ) H H O O U U S S E E S S , V V I I L L L L A A S S , C C O O N N D D O O S S A A R R E E A A V V A A I I L L A A B B L L E E A A S S O O F F T T O O D D A A Y Y I I N N B B E E A A U U T T I I F F U U L L V V E E N N I I C C E E , F F L L O O R R I I D D A A C C A A L L L L U U S S F F O O R R S S H H O O W W I I N N G G S S O O R R T T O O L L I I S S T TW W e e d d o o a a l l l l o o f f V V e e n n i i c c e e & & A A r r e e a a 9 9 4 4 1 1 4 4 8 8 5 5 4 4 8 8 0 0 4 4 S S a a l l e e s s 9 9 4 4 1 1 4 4 8 8 4 4 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 R R e e n n t t a a l l s s 1 1 8 8 0 0 0 0 4 4 6 6 4 4 8 8 4 4 9 9 7 7 Looking for Adventure? Find it in the Classifieds CUTE CONDOin PGI, 2 bd, 2 bath comes with built in tenant, if you like! Plus seller says there is a $2,000 decorating allowance for you. $94,900. C7031184 Pat Walker 941-276-4674 RE/MAX Anchor Realty ENGLEWOOD ISLES 2/2/2 Almost 1700SF, Single Detached Condo Home, Private Area W/Pool, Deep Water, No Bridges To Intercoastal. $279,500 Jerri King 941-374-2562 ENGLEWOOD STILLWATER VILLA, MODELWA TERFRONT1718 2BR/2BA/2CG+ DEN, LOTSOFEXTRASFORSALEBYOWNER$242,900. FULLYFURNISHED941-681-2424 PUNTAGORDA 3/2/2 with 1707 sq ft on Macedonia Dr, in Burnt Store Isles with large pool and spa. $400,000 June Poliachik Sun Realty 941-916-0100 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 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 website 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 UNDER CONTRACT VENICE OPEN House Sun Dec 29, 12-4 2/2/2 Lake view. 228 Southampton Ln $190,000 401-573-6461 VENICE, 3/2/2 Close to Beach, & S. Venice Ferry. Updated W/New Wood Cabinets, Granite countertops, New Roof, A/C & Wood Deck. $165,000 Jerri King 941-374-2562 WALK TO BEACH!! W ater Front 2012 Burnt Store Isles 2408 SF Custom Canal Home! Seawall Dock & BoatLift Nice locationPrivacy V iewing Nature Preserve. New Listing! $499 K CALLJUDY PETKEWICZ ALLISON JAMES ESTATES & HOMES 941-456-8304 PORT CHARLOTTE17259 Lake Worth Blvd. Luxurious 3/2/2 HEATED POOL Home on Canal! $429,900. $405,000. Sue Ellen Fumich, 941-276-2894 Coldwell Banker Morris Realty, Inc REDUCED! PORT CHARLOTTE, Spacious Custom 3/2/2, Htd. Pool & Spa! Beautiful Kitchen, T op of the Line Appliances Corner Lot! $205,000. Doris W alters, Bud Trayner Realty.941-661-4019 PUNTA GORDA 424 Panarea Ave. Custom built home in Burnt Store Isles with 80 ft seawall sailboat access. $415,000 June Poliachik Realtor CDPE, SFR Sun Realty 941-916-0100 NOKOMIS Mission Valley 750 Shetland Cir, 3/3/3 Pristine Pool Home, Park Rv/Boat, veg garden. By Owner $369,000 $359,000 941-488-4499 REDUCED!!! ROTONDA WEST 157 COUGAR WAY Beautifully Remodeled 2001 Pool Home, 3 bd/2ba/2car, Granite & New SS Appls., Park Like Setting, On Dlb Lot, Asking $209,900 BAY BRIDGE HOMES 941-626-8200 ROTONDA WEST,FSBO 253 Mariner Ln, 3/2/2 Solar heated Pool, Built 2005, New A/C, Low Insurance, 7K in hurricane shutters. Furnished. Buyers agent 3%. $184,000 941-698-4776 Get the Get the Word out Word out Advertise Advertise in the in the Classifieds! Classifieds! PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2.5/2 in Gated Community of Pepper Tree Estates! Open Concept! 2,218 SF. New Energy Efficient AC Unit & Newer W ater Heater! $199,500 Jeff Runyan, Re/Max Palm. 941-979-2843 PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/2 House with heated pool. Built in 2006. (Near Murdock Middle School) Only $139,900! Call Gloria 239-250-9440 Coldwell Banker PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/2 on freshwater canal with dock and a waterfall to sooth you! Inground swim spa & fenced yard. Updated AC, water heater & fresh paint! 149,900 Jodi Kozenieski A Clear Choice Realty, LLC 941-979-9396 PORTCHARLOTTE MOVE IN ready -Clean and partially updated 2/2 home, great location, lovely lot. 1452 Pulaski St. $72,500.00 Peggy Mardis, Broker REMAXEXCEL863-990-1877 ARE YOU ONLINE? INCREASE YOUR EXPOSURE! Add your internet address to your ad for a little extra! PORT CHARLOTTE NEWLY REMODELEDBYNEWYORKDESIGNER. 2BR/2BANEW ROOF, NEWHVAC, 1 BLOCK FROMELEMENTARYSCHOOL& PARK, TURNKEYFURNISHED. $98,400. 845-798-1371 PORT CHARLOTTE RIVERWOOD IBIS MODEL 2 Bedroom + Den/2Ba/2CG. Gorgeous. Pool w/ Waterfall. $239,900. Carl Anderson Real Estate Broker 941-629-9586 3045 N. BEACH ROADMANASOTA KEY 2/2/2 Great Room, Beach & Bay Easements, Oak Trees & V iew of Lemon Bay $379,900 Immediate occupancy. RE/MAX Alliance Group Carla Stiver/Kim Shortt941-548-4434 www.TheStiverGroup.com REDUCED! FREE MERCHANDISE ADS!! To place a FREE merchandise ad go to: SUN-CLASSIFIEDS.COM and place your ad. CLICK ON CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR AD NOW and follow the prompts. FREE ads are for merchandise UNDER $500. and the ad must be placed online by you. One item per ad, the ad must be 3 lines or less, price must appear in the ad. Your ad will appear online & in print for 7 days! Some restrictions do apply. LIMIT5 FREEADS PERWEEK **Everyone Needs to Register on Our New Site** Need To Place a Classified Ad? Enter your classified ad and pay with your credit card Nor th Por t $434 /B IWKL Y LIKE NEW T otal Owner Financing 3BR/2BA/2CG, Fenced $144k 941-716-0040 NORTH PORT 2300 Jasmine Way Beautifully Remodeled 2005 Pool Home 3/2/2 Plus den, 1946 SF Under Air, New SS Appliances, tropically Landscaped in gated Community of Charleston Park. Asking $259,900 Bay Bridge Homes 941-626-8200 C C a a s s h h i i n n w w i i t t h h C C l l a a s s s s ! J l J U O OI U= _-_ -_o-l lf`/= I InuL^J1Ir/,V'fI I Y--_ ,,. ___:. _ : =-S' ,14 .~ -4 1.. ` ` -=. r'T_ .yam:._. '"TrtCte a +. 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W ednesday, December 25, 2013ads.yoursun.netE/N/C/V The Sun Classified Page 7 NORTH PORT Harbor Cove 2/1.5, all utilities incl, 3-6mo lease, $2100/mo 206-245-7722 VENICE European, professional, non smoking woman looking for room to rent w/kit. priv. in a pleasant home in north Venice. 941-999-0587 S S E E L L L L I I N N G G Y Y O O U U R R H H O O M M E E , C C O O N N D D O O , O O R R L L O O T T ? ? W W e e c c a a n n h h e e l l p p y y o o u u .A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e y y o o u u r r h h o o m m e e , c c o o n n d d o o , o o r r l l o o t t w w i i t t h h u u s s a a n n d d r r e e a a c c h h o o v v e e r r 1 1 7 7 5 5 , 0 0 0 0 0 0 r r e e a a d d e e r r s s i i n n C C h h a a r r l l o o t t t t e e , S S a a r r a a s s o o t t a a , & & D D e e S S o o t t o o C C o o u u n n t t i i e e s s a a n n d d o o n n l l i i n n e e e e v v e e r r y y d d a a y y .A A s s k k a a b b o o u u t t o o u u r r 9 9 0 0 d d a a y y s s p p e e c c i i a a l l .C C a a l l l l o o n n e e o o f f o o u u r r c c l l a a s s s s i i f f i i e e d d e e x x p p e e r r t t s s f f o o r r a a l l l l t t h h e e d d e e t t a a i i l l s s a a t t 8 8 6 6 6 6 4 4 6 6 3 3 1 1 6 6 3 3 8 8 R R e e a a l l t t o o r r s s W W e e l l c c o o m m e e ! ARCADIA:Private Country Living: 2.5 Acres, Includes 3/2 MH & Carport Near I-75, W almart & Peace River Boat Ramp. $145k Cash. 941-743-6601 NEEDAJOB? CHECKTHE CLASSIFIEDS! NORTHPORT: Fresh water canal lots; various sizes, some up to 5 adjacent lots; buy one or the whole trac; well located; $5,900/$13,900; standard size lots; singles, doubles triples; $ 4000/$6900; many cleared; no scrub jays; call or e-mail for showing or directions; 941-286-7003; e-mail; lotsites@hotmail.com PORT CHARLOTTE 147 Leland St SE. Prime Sailboa t W ater cul-de-sac Lot w/dock & lift on 130 seawall. 5 min t o Charlotte Harbor & Gulf access. $229,000 941-625-7088 Port Charlotte Executive Office Suites Omni Executive Center A Friendly Place to be! 4055 US41 (Across from Bob Evans)Call Marj or Shirley 941-627-9755www.omniexec.net CHARLOTTE HARBOR Compl. furn 1BR, LR room, dining, Cov parking, scr. lanai Clean! Neat! Quiet! No pets. $600/mo 941-875-9425 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. VENICEDOWNTOWN, 1br Apartment No smoking or Dogs. $595/mo + deposit. 941-484-6022 V enice Studio & 1 Bedroom Accepting Section 8 Vouchers 941-488-7766 NEEDCASH? Have A Garage Sale! 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 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 KINGS HIGHWAY AREA, 2 Bedrooms/1 Bath. CHA $475. per mo. 941-624-0355 or 941-875-5253 ENGLEWOOD Furnished $425/mo including utilities w/ year lease 55+ Park No pets (941)-474-1353 HARBOUR HEIGHTS close to river, newly renovated efficiencies w cable & internet, SunnybrookMotel 941-625-6400 PORTCHARLOTTE, Clean & Quiet Furn. Room Single Working Man $140wk+Dep 941-626-2832 PORT CHARLOTTE, Clean, Quiet, $125wk/$450mo, incl Util, Furnished, References. 941-743-3070/ 941-740-2565 SOUTH VENICE on Bus line, r oom w priv bath. $540/mo w/ utilities W/D 941-496-8655 PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/1 Pool Home lg. scr. lanai clean, quiet, full hse privdg. $150/wk inclds all. 781-572-8215 EFFICIENCY, No Smoking, No Pets, Near Manasota Beach $800/mo. 941-493-0849 HARBOR HEIGHTS,3/2/1 All Appliances, All Tile, W indow Treatment, Hurricane Shutters $850 mo. Owner 718-465-6388 or (718)864-6482 NEED A RENTAL Paradise Properties & Rentals, Inc 941-625-RENT NORTH PORT 3/2 AFARAVE, FENCED$950 ROTONDA WEST 2/2 ANNOPOLIS, POOL$1050OFF SEASON/SHORT TERM 2/2 ENGL. HOMEFENCED$1300 3/2 NORTHPORT$1600 LAST MINUTE 2014 SEASONAL RENT ALS Englewood, N. Port, Pt.Char Rotonda and S. Venice 2/2 S. Venice .. $1600 Diana Legg Y our Rental Expert 941-681-2053 941-681-1189 W ebsite: www.icre.us Call us for all of your Real Estate Needs. NEED ANNUAL RENTALS North Port, Englewood, Rotonda, Pt. Charlotte and South Venice PORT CHARLOTTE 2/1, LANAI Laundry rm, updated, Nice $650 Month 1st & last + $350 security 941-276-7395 WE NEED RENTALS Reduced Mgmt Fees www.allfloridarealty.com (941)629-1121 Real Living All Florida Realty S. VENICE 2/2 Furnished, Near Manasota Beach. No Smoking, No Pets. $1800 mo., January Only. 941-493-0849 GET RESULTS USE CLASSIFIED! 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All new & updated. www.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 ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALSCall The Pineapple Girls 941-473-0333Pineapple Gulf Prop. Mgmt. Inc.www.RentEnglewood.com Calusa Springs Bring your pets!Now Open Mon Fri 8-4 Evenings and Saturdays By appt. only (941) 613-1469 SECTION8 WELCOME ASKUS HOW you can place a PICTURE of your item for sale in your classified ad! ENGLEWOOD 3/2/Lg e W orkshop, Tile, N/S, Availabl e Jan 1st, Small Pets Only, $950/mo 941-662-0926 For a Complete List Go To eraportcharlotte.com$1600...3/2/2 Pool & lawn incl..PC $1000...3/2/2 1340 SqFt..... NP $800....2/2/2 1182 SqFt..... NP $750....2/2 1185 SqFt.........PC$700....2/2/CP Gated Com Condo.PGLET US RENT YOUR HOME Agent Available On Weekends We Forgive Foreclosures For Renters 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 Settlement Rd. FSBO $59,500 941-488-7614 P ALM HARBOR HOMES2014 models are here!$8,500 Pre-Construction Savings 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 ADVERTISE In The Classifieds! 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. PUNTA GORDA RIVERSIDE! $39,995 2/2, FURNISHED. UPDATED & VERY CLEAN! Call Mike, 941-356-5308 www.riversideoaksflorida.com $49,985W ell kept, 2/2 Sectional, 2 Lanais, Drywall, Fully Furnished. Oversized, Beautiful!!WHEREWELEFTTHETREES Call Mike, 941-356-5308WWW.RIVERSIDEOAKSFLORIDA.COM LAKE SUZY, 11335 SW Essex Dr. Located in Kingsway Golf Course Area. 2+Bed/Den, 2 Bath, 2CG Single Unit! M eticulas! MLS#C7047973 $209,950. Linda 941-457-7245 or Jill Brouwer 941-276-4459 Jill Brouwer Realty NORTHPORT Short sale. 2/2/2 built 2006 Cypress Falls villa in the W oodlands with community heated pool, and many more amenities. Call June Poliachik, Sun Realty 941-916-0100 PORT CHARLOTTE Beautiful 2/2 Fully Renovated, New Kitchen Appl & Cabinets, Tile and Paint. Fully Furnished, Great Location. Close to Everything! $65,900 OBO Owner 423-343-6349 PORT CHARLOTTE RIVERWOOD VILLA. Gorgeous Jacaranda Model with Pool. 3 Bedroom + Den/ 2 Car Garage. Carl Anderson Real Estate Broker 941-629-9586 PT CHARLOTTE CONDO PROMENADES EAST 2/2ALLUPDATEDAPPLANCES, AC, & FURNITURE. COMMPOOL,ELEVATOR& INSIDEPARKING$69,900 941-255-5252 Find the perfect companion in the Classifieds! PUNTA GORDA ISLES 3/2/2 w/ Deeded Dock! 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 To Advertise in The Showcase of Homes Please Call 866-463-1638 or Email; special@sunnewspapers.net r.iZ-Tr14VVII 4 tTR LOOM%LOW%' r .Lftftk%..N J III k f R I E LwIll. I I IRi1nR I 1aese3fON ro ft-71-f L.

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Advertising Sales ExecutiveThe Charlotte Sun is looking for Winners to join our team of professional Advertising Sales Executives. If you are never satisfied with average successes, are self-motivated, goal oriented, confident, enthusiastic and believe that the customer is all important, we would like to talk to you. The successful candidates must possess good oral and written communication skills, be organized and a team player. Sales experience a plus but we will train the right persons. We offer:Competitive salary plus commission V acation Health insurance Sick and short term disability T raining Stable company that is very Community minded and involved. Please send resume to: Advertising Director, Leslee Peth Charlotte Sun 23170 Harborview RoadCharlotte Harbor, FL 33980 Email: Lpeth@sun-herald.com We are an Equal Opportunity Employer & a Drugand nicotine Free Diversified Workplace. READY TO MAKE MORE MONEY?SALES/NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPER Come work with the Sun newspapers T elephone Sales, New Business Developerteamlocated in North Port Florida. We are Americas Best Community Daily newspaper, with the largest classified section in Florida. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a company where you make the difference. We are looking for a full-time person, with computer skills and with a positive, energetic, can-do approach to join our telephone sales, new business developer team. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who thrives on challenges, loves learning new skills and enjoys working in a positive team environment. We of fer: T raining Stable company that is very Community minded and involved. Opportunity to expand your business skills Please email your resume to: Jobs@sunletter .com Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug & Nicotine Free Diversified Workplace. Pre-Employment Drug & Nicotine Testing Required. NEEDCASH? Have A Garage Sale! 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TOAPPLY, PLEASEEMAIL 1111 Drury Lane Englewood Fl 34224 Ph. 941-474-9371 Fax. 941-475-6593 RNS, CNAS AND LPNS SOCIAL WORKER Full Time, for Rehab Unit. Priority given to candidates with a BSW. Must be organized, work independently & quickly in a fast paced environment. Apply online at charlotteharborhealthcar e.com www.HorizonTechInstitute.ComADVANCEYOURCAREER Licensed & Accredited School Murdock Town Center on 411032 Tamiami Tr Unit 3YOUcan become a LPN within 11 months. Enrollment ongoing.Start Working In 2-5 wks! Classes Start Each Month Call For Class Dates Nursing Assistant (120hrs) Home Health Aide (75hrs) Phlebotomy Tech (165hrs) EKG Tech (165hrs) Patient Care Tech (600hrs) Job Assist. & Pymt. Plans Call Now to Register! 941-889-7506 PHLEBOTOMY, EKG, CNA, Classes Start Dec 30 LPN-next class starts Feb 17th CHEF/COOK NEW RESTAURANT ON VENICEISLANDNOWHIRING CHEF/COOKWITHMIN5 YRS EXPERIENCE. PLEASESEND YOURRESUMETO ERICLEGLAS@GMAIL.COM EXPERIENCED SERVERS/ BARTENDER NEEDED P/T Position Sundays are a Must! Great Perks. Employee & Spouse Golf Free when Available. Apply in Person Mon.-Sat. 266 Rotonda Circle Ask for Cathy SERVERSEXPERIENCED ONLY FORFASTPACEDENGLEWOODRESTAURANT. CALL 941-223-4781 OR SEND RESUME TO SNOOKMAN56@Y AHOO.COM COSMETOLOGISTGreat location-41. Licensed hairdresser wanted to rent station. $500/mo 941-769-4077 CUSTOMER SERVICE DISPATCHER. Positive People Oriented Person Needed. The Applicant will have a Strong Command of Telecommunication T echniques and Must be Computer Literate. Bi-lingual in Spanish/English a Plus. Apply at: Young Trucking, 12164 Tamiami Trail. Punta Gorda CNA NEEDEDFor Assisted Living to W ork with Elderly. ALL SHIFTSNEEDED. Only licensed CNAs need apply. Apply in person: 2295 Shreve St, P.G. PUT CLASSIFIEDS TO WORK FOR YOU!FIND A JOB! BUY A HOME! BUY A CAR! CNAS, HHASand Caregivers Call 941-429-3110 for more information HOUSEKEEPERPT, MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE IN LTC OR ALF CLEANING. PLease appl y QUALITY HEALTH CARE 6940 Outreach Way North Port (941)426-8411 or F AX Resume to 941-423-1572 EOE Drug free work place LPN NEEDEDWEEKENDS. APPLY AT 2295 SHREVE ST, PUNTA GORDA MILLENNIUM PHYSICIAN GROUP IS GROWING AGAIN!!!! CMAS CMAs for Englewood, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda locations. Visit us at click on employment and open jobs to apply for open positions. Come work for the best! DFWF/EOE P AULSON CENTREEXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITESSuites start at $299/mo Vir tuals start at $100/mo Info call (941)-206-2200 US41 Office Space 941-815-2199 VENICE Office/Warehouse Space. 2300SqFt, 2600SqFt, 4800SqFt. Call for Pricing 941-484-4316 ARCADIA 4.4 ac By Owner! House & Shop, 800 ft. Hwy 17 Frontage, Zoned Comm. Info. 863-494-5540 or 863-244-3585 F F i i n n d d i i t t i i n n t t h h e e C C l l a a s s s s i i f f i i e e d d s s ! 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WILL BE CLOSING AT NOON ON TUESDAYCHRISTMAS EVE AND WILL BE CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY. *We Will Re-Open at 8:00am, Thursday, December 26th*EARLY DEADLINES FOR CLASSIFIED LINE ADS ARE AS FOLLOWS: T uesday, 12/24, 10:30 am for W ednesday, 12/25 and Thursday, 12/26 We W ish Everyone a Merry Christmas! kft**Oooooo.........................ITT THECLASSIFIEDYOU CAN.....Find a PetFind a Car/Find a JobFind Garage SalesFind A New Employee/Sell Your Home/Sell Your UnwantedMerchandise/Advertise YourBusiness or ServiceClassified -it's the reliablesource for theright results

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W ednesday, December 25, 2013ads.yoursun.netE/N/C/V The Sun Classified Page 9 Bonus Puzzle! Our readers have told us they love our Sun Newspaper puzzles. From now on, when space allows, well give you some extras to help you keep your brain in shape! Check your Sun Classified section for FREE EXTRA puzzles. CAL VAR Y BIBLE CHURCH 1936 E. Venice Ave. Venice Friday at 9am. Study features video teachings of noted Bible Scholars on various subjects. For more info. Call Rev. Jones at: 941-485-7070 or visit www.CBCVenice.com COMMUNITY CENTER 4PM 7PM each Wednesday. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 23456 Olean Blvd. PC, Open to All Ages. For more info 941-766-9357 C C a a s s h h i i n n w w i i t t h h C C l l a a s s s s ! EDGAR CAYCE A.R.E. Search for God Study Group 6 PM 7 PM each Tuesday at V enice Public Library More Info call 941-966-1964. F AITH BUILDERS A Basic Study to Build your Christian Faith. 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FLORIDA STATE LAW r equires all child care centers and day care businesses to r egister with the State of Florida. The Sun Newspapers will not knowingly accept advertising which is in violation of the law We Come To YOU! November Special $30 Flat Rate CERTIFIEDCOMPUTER REPAIR ALLPC& LAPTOPS FREE over the phone diagnostics!Wir eless Router Set-Up W indows Upgrade V irus/Spyware/Malware Removal Microsoft Certified 941-404-5373 941-276-6623 V isa MC Discover AMEX FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 278 S. Mango St. Englewood Mondays & Thursdays at 9am. Offering chair exercise classes For more info. Call 941-474-2473 LOOKING FOR AFFORDABLE COUNSELING?LIC. CHRISTIAN COUNSELING WITH OVER 40YRS EXP.941-876-4416Liberty Community Church North Port Charlotte BURIAL (1) LOT #276 Indian Springs Cemetary, Punta Gorda, $950, 863-537-6575 NICHE Room for 2 urns, V enice Memorial Gardens. $1000 941-488-1132 FOUND: Female Shephard Mix, brown, black & white. 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The Sun Classified Page 12E/N/C/Vads.yoursun.netW ednesday, December 25, 2013 ZITSByJerryScott&JimBorgman GARFIELDByJimDavis FRESHLYSQUEEZEDByEdStein DILBERTByScottAdams REXM O R G ANByWoodyW i lsonand G rahamNolan MARYWORTHByKarenMoyandJoeGiellaDEAR DR. ROACH: W ould you please explain the medical purpose of a primary care doctor? My expensive insurance permits me to go wherever and to whomever I wish. However, I am told invariably that the doctor I wish to see will not see me unless my primary doctor refers me. Do those physicians get a cut every time you go to another doctor? It seems that every time I go to my primary, he sends me somewhere else for diagnosis or treatment. I am beginning to believe the PC is useless, and this is a scam. R.L.M. ANSWER: F ull disclosure: I have been a primary care physician for more than 20 years. I have found that there are different styles among primary care doctors, and different expectations among patients. Overall, a PCP refers a patient to a specialist in about 9 percent of visits, a marked increase from 1999, when 5 percent of visits resulted in a referral. A cut of the specialists fee, or a kickback, is illegal. In the best of situations, y our primary care doctor knows all your conditions, uses specialists judiciously for complex or difcult diagnoses and coordinates your care. M any, but not all, specialists prefer to deal with just one problem, diagnosis or organ system, and leave it to the PCP to make sure your other conditions are being taken care of. Making sure one specialists treatment doesnt worsen another of y our problems is also in the domain of the PCP. Y our PCP may be r eferring you more often than youd like due to a misunderstanding of expectations. It may not feel comfortable to bring it up, but honest communication is the key to a successful relationship. Its OK to say you prefer not to be referred as often, and your PCP should take your concerns seriously. DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been suffering approximately three years from burning mouth syndrome. I am female and 73 years young! S eeing four ear, nose and throat specialists, I was prescribed amitriptyline; N exium, since it was thought that GERD was the culprit; a mouthwash with prednisolone; and another mouthwash, which I rejected, because I frequently use liquid Be nadryl to reduce the burning temporarily. I take Ativan (.5 mg) every morning for anxiety. I live with stress and intermittent depression caused by loneliness; I lost my husband three years ago and have no family. U.E. ANSWER: Burning mouth syndrome is characterized, as its name implies, by a burning sensation in the mouth, with no other dental or medical cause identied. It is most common in older women, and often is worse in the evening. Several medical conditions, such as dry mouth and vitamin deciency, can cause a burning sensation, but in BMS, none of these is present. There is an association between depression and burning mouth syndrome. You do sound as though you may have some element of depression. Although you are on an antidepressant, amitriptyline, you are probably on the dose for nerve pain (usually 1050 mg) as opposed to the antidepressant dose (often 300 mg per day or more). Amitriptyline isnt a great choice for depression for a woman in her 70s due to side effects at that high a dose (including dry mouth!). I would consider a different medication, such as venlafaxine or duloxetine. These can reduce pain directly as well as treat your depression. An internist or neurologist may be able to provide expertise complementary to your ENT doctors. READERS: The booklet on COPD explains both emphysema and chronic bronchitis, the two elements of COPD, in detail. Rea ders can obtain a copy by writin g: Dr. Roach No 601, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the r ecipients printed name and address. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.Primary care doctors coordinate careDr Roach BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY btntftrbtttt trbnftftff Saturdays in the Classi ed Section of the Sun! 8600175 tl

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When she passed away eight years ago, it was a painful loss, especially for our mother. Last week Mom finally succeeded in talking D ad into opening a stuck drawer in a cabinet. I nside she found a letter from my sister that had been put away and forgotten years ago. In the letter my sister wrote how blessed she felt she was to have a mother like ours, how all the sacrifices Mom made for her had been appreciated and how much she loved her. That long-forgotten letter is now my mothers most prized possession. P lease remind your readers not to take tomorrow for granted, and to tell those they love how they feel TODAY. JULIES SISTER IN LOUISVILLE, KY. DEAR SISTER: The loving message your sister wrote has conveyed her feelings from beyond the grave, and it is understandable that it is even more meaningful now than when it was written. Im glad to remind r eaders to verbalize their affection for each other. B ut the written word is something that can be savored over and over. DEAR ABBY: My brother mocks everything I do, the friends I spend time with and my politics. When were together, he is often condescending and confrontational. Im tired of arguing when I go to his home and he asks me whats going on. I have started to answer, N othing. So now he tells me how boring I am, in addition to his other criticisms. Abby, his comments are hurtful and I try to stay away from him, but I love my little nieces and want to be around them as they grow up. I dont have problems with anyone but him. Our other brother stopped talking to him ye ars ago, but I dont think I can do anything that extreme. How can I change the dynamic in our relationship? It doesnt seem to have progressed since we were ki ds. UNDER AT TA CK IN NEW JERSEY DEAR UNDER ATTACK: The dynamic in your relationship hasnt changed since you we re kids because your brother never stopped being a bully. He calls you boring when you dont take the bait because he considers belittling you to be a form of entertainment. You cant change him. If you point out what hes doing, he will deny it and blame you for being too sensitive. You can, however, understand his childish motivation. Ignore him as much as possible and focus your attention on yo ur nieces since thats your on ly reason for going over there anyway. TO MY CHRISTIAN READERS: I wish each and every one of you a very merry and meaningful Christmas. Dear Abby is written by Abig ail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phi llips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phi llips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los An geles, CA 90069. For there is one God, and one mediator between G od and men, the man Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 2:5 God uses many of His people as avenues to reach H im in behalf of others, but remember there is only one advocate and we must come in His name. 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W/DOORS & end curios(oak)+ 37 $325 941-637-3801 FUTON BED Like New Solid W ood 7 mattress $350 757-630-3009 GLASS TOP coffee table white washed rattan $30 941-627-6542 HEADBOARD FULL metal design, ivory/gold $35 941-275-5700 I BUYFURNITURE Or anything of value! 941-485-4964 KITCHEN TABLE 6 chairs 1 r emovable leaf $100 941-830-2802 LAZYBOY RECLINER mirco fiber comfortable orig 900.00 $175 941-580-4460 LAZYBOY SWIVAL r ocker/recliner orig 600.00 $175 941-580-4460 LAZYBOY WALL hugger leather for smaller area $185 941-580-4460 LG ORNATE mirror 4x2.beveled glass.new. $85 941-235-2203 LIVING ROOM tables 3 beveled glass tables $50 941-914-6945 LOUNGER WHITE WICKER white wicker lounger $80 609-972-7452 MATTRESS & BOX. New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 PA TIO SET 6 Chairs, frosted glass top. 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