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Council wants to control city 'brand; logo



Turf war or identity crisis? te14 _


By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR
Don't take the ball and
run with it.
That was the message
this week from city coun-
cil to Venice MainStreet,
the downtown merchants
organization that offered
to come up with a new
city slogan.
The current slogan is


"Venice, City on the Gulf"
A slogan that was gaining
some traction within
MainStreet circles is
"Paradise on the Gulf."
City Council members
were scratching their col-
lective heads on Tuesday,
wondering how they lost
control of the discussion.
"Our decision to have
Venice MainStreet go
ahead with branding for


the city, I think, was inap-
propriate," said Council
Member Kit McKeon. "I
would propose a future
(council) meeting to
discuss whether we need
branding, and who we
decide (should) do that.
It's not a slam at all on
MainStreet. We need
to take that authority
back for ourselves. If
we go forward, we do it


consciously."
Council Member Bob
Daniels also expressed
concern.
"I don't believe the
Economic Development
Advisory Board had the
power to do that." Daniels
said. "The branding is a
council discussion that
we had not done, and we

IDENTITY 14


TV magic: 'Bachelor' candidate


buys engagement ring here


PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER
Evan and Pam Duke and their family own Classic Creations in Diamonds & Gold in Venice. They sold the ring to the fiance
of Ren4e Oteri, the popular bachelorette who was recently eliminated from the final four contestants on ABC's hit show
"The Bachelor.":'


Classic Creations


gets visit by Oteri


By DEBBIE FLESSNER
GONDOLIER SUN CORRESPONDENT
Ren6e Oteri, the popular
bachelorette who was recently
eliminated from the final four
contestants on ABC's hit show
"The Bachelor," is now wearing
an Evan Duke-made engage-
ment ring on her left hand from
Venice's Classic Creations in
Diamonds & Gold.
Though Ren6e was voted off
the show a few weeks ago on
the air, because the show is
taped, the elimination actually
occurred back in November.
Even though she knew she was
no longer in the running to
win, Ren6e wasn't allowed to
tell any of her friends, family
or co-workers at Sarasota's ERA
Waterside Realty, because her
contract with ABC prohibited it.
In the meantime, however,
she reconnected with Bracy,
a man she had known since
middle school actually, he
was her first kiss and they fell
in love all over again. Editor's
Note: Bracy has asked that his
last name not be used so that he
can avoid publicity.
Evan Duke and his wife, Pam,


are jewelers at Class
which has been owi
by the Duke family
Pam said that she a


sic Creations,
ned in Venice


PHOTO PROVIDED BY PAM DUKE


since 1981. Ren4e Oteri's white gold engagement
actually met ring was chosen by her fiance at
Classic Creations in Diamonds & Gold
BACHELOR 19 in Venice.


PHOTO PROVIDED BY PAM DUKE
Ren4e Oteri and her fiance Bracy (who prefers not to have his last name
revealed) are making their home in Seattle with Oteri's young son.


SUN PHOTO BY GREG GILES
The "Venice: City on the Gulf" slogan will be revisited by the city
council.


Venice man pleads


no contest in child


sex abuse case


By DREW WINCHESTER
STAFF WRITER
A Venice man charged
last year with sexually
abusing two sisters
pleaded no contest
Monday to two a
counts of lewd
and lascivious
molestation,
receiving nine
years in prison,
followed by 11
years of probation
as part of the deal. MAt
Kyle Wade
Mackey, 43, of the 2200
block of Park Road,
must also register as a
sexual offender and pay
all related court costs,
as ruled by 12th Circuit
Judge Donna Padar
Berlin at the Sarasota
County Justice Center.
In exchange, the
State Attorney's Office


dropped four additional
counts of lewd and
lascivious molestation
and one count of using a
child in a sexual perfor-
mance, court records
show.
According to
reports, Mackey
started abusing one
of the girls when
she was 4 years old,
and she later told
police the siblings
would sleep in the
EY same bed with
Mackey when they
stayed at his home and
he would touch them
in a "sexual manner,"
and also beat them on
several occasions.
According to the first
victim, Mackey would
touch them regularly be-
tween the ages of 7 and
ABUSE|4


Builder charged with

fraud, embezzlement

By DREW WINCHESTER Terrence P Ream II, 43,
STAFF WRITER of the 12000 block of
A local man was Granite Woods Loop, is
arrested Thursday, Feb. being charged by both
27 and charged the Sarasota County
with nine counts of HE-- Sheriffs Office and
grand theft and two | the Venice Police
counts of embez- Department for
zling construction his connection to
funds, after he 11 victims spread
allegedly took across the cities
nearly $700,000 of Sarasota and
from homeowners Venice, records
for work that either REAM show.
was partially completed, According
or never done at all, to reports, Ream's
according to authorities. FRAUD 19


Sweetbay 'conversions' to start


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST
The conversions of
Sweetbay stores into
Winn-Dixie stores will
start as early as March 22
and all will be complete
by May 31 of this year,
according to Kelly Bell,
the corporate commu-
nications manager for
Winn-Dixie.
Exact dates on local
stores were not released.
Further, starting today,
Wednesday, March 5,
customers will see a
25 percent markdown
on some products in
some Sweetbay stores,


according to Nicole
Lebeau of Sweetbay
Supermarkets in Tampa.
Seventeen area
stores will participate
as they prepare for the
makeover to be branded
Winn-Dixie.
The company will wait
to announce future dates
of continuing markdowns
based on appropriate
inventory levels, Lebeau
said.
Local Sweetbay stores
offering this discount will
be at 458 Venice Bypass in
the TJ Maxx Plaza; at 1254
Jacaranda Blvd. in the
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10, both on top of and
underneath their cloth-
ing. The victim would
often sleep between
Mackey and her sister
in hopes of preventing
Mackey from touching
the other girl, the report
states.
At age 8, the victim
tried standing up to
Mackey, but he threat-
ened to beat her and her
mother, according to the
report. She told au-
thorities she witnessed


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5,2014


Mackey beating her
sister with a metal spatu-
la when she once made a
mess in the kitchen, and
was punched in the arm
at age 14 by Mackey after
she asked him to stop
fondling her.
The victim told
authorities that Mackey
would often make the
girls put on "fashion
shows" starting at age
6, dressing the girls in
women's bras and under-
wear and making them
twirl around as if they
were modeling clothes
on a runway.
Email: dwinchester@sun-herald.com


IDENTITY
FROM PAGE 1
need to do that."
The city Economic
Development Advisory
Board had been dis-
cussing the matter on
occasion for months,
but wasn't making much
progress.
Recently, Venice
MainStreet offered to
look into the matter and
"see what they can come
up with," according to
City Clerk Lori Stelzer.
Before long, council
members were being


inundated with new
slogans.
"I looked at it as a
good gesture," said
Council Member
Jeanette Gates. "All of a
sudden, people came
up to me saying 'I have
a great branding slo-
gan' ... withh all these
great ideas about what
makes Venice great. To
me that's positive for
Venice."
Council Member Dave
Sherman welcomed the
new ideas.
"I don't care who gets
the credit. The more
people we have giving us


input, the broader reach
putting this together,
the better," Sherman
said. "This is not about a
turf war to me. Council
will ultimately make the
decision."
At a minimum, coun-
cil would like to know
where Venice MainStreet
is headed, and whether
they are discussing the
city slogan, or city logo,
or a branding process.
McKeon cautioned the
city of North Port went
down that path, hiring a
branding consultant for
over $100,000, and came
up with "zippo."


"Do we have a brand
and do we need to
change the brand?"
McKeon said. "Or is it a
marketing issue?
"I truly believe Venice
has a brand already ...
Venice, city on the Gulf. I
don't want people to get
out ahead of anyone."
Council agreed to put
the discussion of how to
proceed on an upcom-
ing agenda.
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Guiding city's future can be tricky, officials learn


By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

"Don't screw it up."
That phrase came up
at least a dozen times at a
meeting of the minds be-
tween the Venice Planning
Commission and City
Council this week while
discussing the city's small
town feel.
The joint meeting, held
at the Venice Community
Center on Tuesday, was
an opportunity for the
commission and council to
meet face to face a first
under the current adminis-
tration, and an opportunity
to "get on the same page,"
as one attendee remarked.
On tap was what to do
about burgeoning growth in
the northeast area of Venice.
Neal Communities has


By IAN ROSS
STAFF WRITER

Controversy surrounding
mangrove mistreatment
in Manasota Key over the
past week has stirred up
old tensions on another key
slightly to the south.
Residents of Sandpiper
Key, which lies just south
of the Tom Adams bridge
in Englewood, have been
concerned for years about
the fate of 5.6 acres of
mangrove wetlands at the
southern end of the key.
A developer, Lemon Bay
Cove LLC, is applying for
permits to build a condo
or apartment complex
on the plot, which would
necessitate the destruction
of mangrove wetlands.
The attention sur-
rounding Paul Maurer, a
Manasota Key property
owner who is at odds
with the county and his
neighbors after clearing
and filling a mangrove
wetland without permis-
sion on Feb. 22, brought the
mangroves to the forefront
of Sandpiper Key residents'
thoughts.
"If people go berserk
over an eighth of an acre
(of mangroves), what's
going to happen when
they cut down (5.6) acres,"
Sandpiper Key Advisory
Committee member
Frizzell asked.
The application has
received approval from the
Southwest FloridaWater
Management District
(known as Swiftmud)
and awaits approval from
the U.S. Army Corps of


already submitted four
rezone applications for
hundreds of new homes.
Other developments are
in process, for an overall
estimated 3,600 new homes
planned in the area.
Almost all the recent
land use applications have
been to rezone property as
"planned developments."
They give developers more
flexibility and the city more
predictability of what's to
come since it requires a
master plan, giving the city
a good idea of what's about
to be built early on in the
land development process.
Under other zoning
districts, a developer doesn't
have to reveal exactly what's
going to be built until a site
plan is submitted at a later
date.
Barry Snyder, chair of


Engineers.
In April 2013, the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers
issued a public notice to
residents soliciting public
comment regarding the
permit application.
Various developers have
tried to receive approval
to build on the land, but
Lemon Bay Cove's permit
application is different
because theirs has a mitiga-
tion plan, Frizzell said.
According to the Corps
of Engineers' public notice
regarding the application,


the planning commission,
wanted to know if planned
developments were
giving council heartburn
(it wasn't), and what
leeway the commission
has (plenty) to leverage
amenities from developers,
like requiring additional
connections, pathways,
sidewalks, parks, and more.
So far, overpopulation
in the area hasn't come
up, since the density being
requested has been well
below the maximum
allowable amount.
More concerning, Snyder
said, was trying to deal with
development applications
under a comprehensive
plan that in certain areas
contradicts the city's land
development regulations,
leaving the commission
questioning whether they're


Lemon Bay Cove has
reserved and intends to buy
mangrove wetland mitiga-
tion credits which can
be used as away to offset
environmental losses from
a development project -
from the Little Pine Island
Mitigation Bank in Lee
County.
To earn the right to sell
those credits, the Little Pine
Island Mitigation Bank
restored and agreed to
preserve native habitat.
The problem Frizzell
sees with this plan is that,


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meeting the letter of the
law.
For example, the comp
plan (a long range plan for
the city) may require 35
percent of property in a
designated area to be used
for parks or commercial
development, but as land is
sold off, who's to say which
parcel has to abide by the
rule and by how much? The
regulations are silent. They
were never updated after
the last comp plan was up-
dated four years ago, partly
due to staff turnover and
the reliance on expensive
consultants.
Ideally, state officials say
a comp plan should be 100
pages. Venice's comp plan is
over 500 pages.
The document, required
by the state and updated
every seven years, was


though Little Pine Island
and Sandpiper Key are
both considered part of the
Charlotte Harbor Estuary
system, they are about 30
miles apart.
'All the areas are con-
sidered part of the same
system," Frizzell said.
But "what they're kind of
missing here is, regardless
of what (mitigation) does
(to benefit) Cape Coral, it's
going to destroy spawning,
bird breeding areas, and
fish feeding areas here."
Email: iross@suni-heraldx.om


adopted three years late by
the previous administration
in 2010. It was filled with
language usually found in
land development regu-
lations to, in many cases,
decrease allowable density.
A comp plan, it was noted,
is much more difficult
and time consuming to
change than local land use
regulations.
Mayor John Holic said he
couldn't agree more with
staff that the document
needs to be streamlined.
"It was a problem since
the day it was passed,"
Holic said. "It was supposed
to be a general overview
of what you want the city
to be like. It's gotten to be


very (cumbersome) with
detailed studies and things
that shouldn't be there.
"In 2010, we eliminated
$400,000 of studies (called
for) in the plan, but came in
knowing it would cost more
than $4 million if we did
everything in the plan to
the letter."
Spending that kind of
money, Holic said, would
be a "travesty of the people's
dollars."
Consensus was reached
to start anew and submit a
new comp plan within the
year well before the next
due date to update the plan
in 2017.

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Venice seeing great business as mid-season arrives


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

EDITOR'S NOTE: The
following is Businews
columnist Roger Button's
mid-season local business
report.
Mid-season in Venice
on the island attracts
everyone to shop, eat,
stroll and relax. Parking
spaces at Centennial Park
or along the Avenues
are virtually nonexistent
around mid-day.
Benches and cafes on
the sidewalk are full as
visitors from around the
world enjoy conversation
and discuss how they
discovered this city.
Rosanne Brown,
co-owner of Venice
Stationers at 211 W
Venice Ave., believes
Venice has become the


epicenter of the "country"
as visitors come from all
over the United States,
recognizing the fun and
variety here.
Business is pretty great
and better than last year,
she said.
She believes Venice is
building a Sarasota base
and attracting more visi-
tors from Fort Myers and
Bonita Springs. Foreign
tourists from East Europe,
South America and
France are increasing, but
there have been fewer
Germans and English
visitors.
"It is always a very good
season when you have
difficulty walking along
the sidewalks because of
the numbers of people,"
she said.
"It has been an excep-
tional year for us," said


Bruce Crisman, co-owner
of Dick's Shoes at 219 W.
Venice Ave. "Usually, it
does not begin until after
Christmas, but it began
very early in October and
went right on from there."
They admit they are
almost scratching heads
about the numbers and
certainly not complaining
by any means. It's not
good for some locals who
do not like the crowds,
because when they walk
out there at 2 p.m., it is
very busy with lots of
people.
According to Tyler
Annear, great-nephew of
Glen Garry, owner of the
Cabaret of Magic Theater
at 207 W Miami Ave.,
they sold out before and
after Christmas for their
evening shows. Recently,
they again featured Dan


Enjoying gelato as they relax on a bench along West Venice Avenue were Scott and Lynne McClure
from Iron Mountain Mich.; and Betty Roosevelt, Boston and Kathy Maddocks from New Hamp-
shire. "This is our first visit, and we are definitely planning on coming back,";' the McClures said.


Garretty, a magician from
Atlanta, Ga., who recently
appeared in London and
Asia.
Appearing March 26 to
29 are Danny Orleans and
the incredible Jan Rose.
Call 941-882-3777.
For Krystyna Knop,
owner of Krystyna's
Designs at 120 We. Venice
Ave., it has been a very
good, wonderful season
so far with lot of people
who have bought items.
Customers include those
visiting from up North,
Europeans from England
and Germany and a lot of
Canadians.
"This year, I brought
in a very colorful line
for this season, Cover
Charge, made in the USA,
and Simon Chang," Knop
said.
Sandy McGowan, own-
er of Sandy's Designer
Clothing at 128 W. Venice
Ave., echoed similar
comments.
"The season is great
and I am continually
getting new customers
and many of them are
from outside Venice," she
said.
At Ciao Gelato, 317-A
W. Venice Ave., co-owner
Daria Nafziger con-
firmed they have seen an
increase of 30 percent or
more in new visitors to
Venice. They are visiting
from all over the world
and many are interested
in life in Venice.
Visiting the store and
enjoying their espresso,
latte and cappuccino,
conversation involves
their relocation desires
to the Venice area,


PHOTOS BY ROGER BUTTON


Enjoying her first visit, Charlotte Homrner from South Bend, Ind.
poses with Luella Shorey of Mishawaka, Ind. on her second visit
next to one of the dolphins on West Venice Avenue. "Everything
you want is right here;' Homrner said. "Just the atmosphere, you
have shops, restaurants, ice cream. We come here because we
love it even though we are renting in Englewood."


Nafziger said.
This season, the
customer's favorite
flavors are Al Gusto Di
Cioccolato, Sea-Salted
Caramel and Florida
Orange Creamsicle.
This season is compa-
rable to the last couple
of seasons, said Russell
Pettigrew, co-owner of
Fifi's of Venice stores


at 223-A and -B and
235W. Miami Ave., 219
W. Venice Ave. and the
Rialto Furniture Store.
To build his clientele,
most of whom reside
locally, he has needed
three years. He believes
more people are moving
to live here full time
and staying in the area
longer.


Chef Chuck's Caf6 bringing barbecue, clas


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Roger
Button


Following a lifetime
as a chef, he sold his last
restaurant, deciding to
retire in Venice and join
his family. Bored out of his
mind and wanting to get
back into cooking, Chuck
Gegenheimer III and his
wife, Terrie, are opening
Chef Chuck's Caf6 at 1262
Jacaranda Blvd., next to
Sweetbay in the Pines
Shopping Center in April.
He will feature barbecue
and classic comfort food,
including smoked beef,
pork, chicken and ribs.
He makes all his own
sauces and has a 150-year-
old family recipe for
Charleston Hash and Rice.
The menu will include
green-bean casserole,
black-eyed peas and
cornbread dressing.
Other features include
made-from-scratch New
England clam chowder,
French onion and split-pea
soups, chili, sandwiches
and paninis. The caf6 will
seat more than 32 people
and there will be a full


take-out menu.
Opening hours will
be weekdays, 11 a.m. to
9 p.m., and Saturdays.
From Philadelphia, he
trained as a chef, and a
restaurant sent him to the
San Francisco Culinary
Institute, where he ob-
tained chef's diplomas.
Going on to work in very
upscale restaurants in
Chicago, Los Angeles,
Phoenix, Denver and
Aspen, he then owned and
operated eight restaurants.
Finally, they spent
15 years at Myrtle Beach
Bar & Grille in Greenville,
N.C., before moving to
Venice in July.

Save Some Green
Ten clothing shops are
saving shoppers money
while celebrating St. Patty's
Day. Save Some Green
takes place on the island
on Friday and Saturday,
March 14 and 15. Look
for the green and white
balloons on the outside
racks and you can save up
to 60 percent or more on
selected items.
Shops participating
are Krystyna's Designs,
Sandy's Designer Clothing,
Patchington's, Zak's,
SunBug, Scarlet Macaw,
Lisa's Classic Rose, St.
Marco Boutique, Seaside
Chic Boutique and


Captain's Landing.


Toasty Fun This
Weekend
Enjoy wines, beers and
appetizers from many local
restaurants at the sixth
Toast to Venice this week-
end. It runs from 2 p.m.
to 5 p.m. on Saturday,
March 8, at Maxine Barritt
Park next to Sharky's at
the Pier on South Harbor
Drive. Enjoy the silent auc-
tion and entertainment in
the sun in the park by the
beautiful beaches ofVenice
Gulf coast. Tickets are $40
and are on sale at the park
event entrance gates.

Elf Club?
Following my report on
Polly Skinner with the
Elf solar motor-assisted
pedal car, reader Ron
Grant emailed to say he
witnessed a green vehicle
with the word "ELF" on the
side driven by an elderly
gentleman onVenice East
Boulevard recently. Will we
soon have an Elf Club?

Change
Clocks and
Batteries
This Sunday,
March 9, daylight saving
time begins. It is the time


to check batteries in smoke
alarms and weather radios.
Approximately 70 percent
of home fire deaths result
from fires in the home with
no smoke alarms or non-
working smoke alarms. If
you cannot afford a smoke
alarm, or for information
on smoke alarms, contact
the Sarasota County
Fire Prevention Office at
941-861-2290.

Join Beach
University
Sarasota County Parks
and Recreation and Siesta
Key Beach Ambassadors
offer a four-week series
of free community
education seminars. State
and local park naturalists
with wildlife educators
will provide 45-minute
talks about county
beaches and habitats at
the main pavilion, 948
Beach Road, Siesta Beach
Park, on Wednesdays in
March at 9:30 a.m. Call
941-861-5000.

Businesses Wanted
Come grow your busi-
ness with the Venice Area
Chamber of Commerce
at 597 Tamiami Trail.
Participate in networking
events held monthly pro-
viding many opportunities
to promote your business.


New members joining
before March 19 receive
more than $1,700 worth
of incentives. Call Donna
Pirozzi at 941-488-2236.

Donations
To donate items for
the annual scholarship
yard sale organized by
the Venice Area Board
of Realtors, call 941-484-
0614. The sale is 8 a.m.
to noon on Saturday,
March 22, at the office, 680
Substation Road, behind
Burger King off U.S. 41
Bypass. All proceeds go to
Venice High School seniors
for college.

Krystyna's Skin
Care has Moved
Specializing in using
European treatments,
Krystyna Laweczko-Mikek
has moved her business to
127 E. Tampa Ave., Suite 7,
next to the Salon of Venice.
Until recently, she operated
in another store at 101W
Venice Ave. Opening hours
are from noon to 6 p.m.,
Tuesday to Fridays. Call
941-544-7463.

Book Fair Deadline
The deadline is March 7
for authors to rent tents
for the Venice Book Fair
and Writers Festival taking


place on Saturday, April 5,
in Centennial Park. Already
35 tents with tables are
reserved at $150 for up to
three writers. Large crowds
attend to participate in the
programs about writing
and publishing taking
place throughout the day.
Call Pam Johnson,
941-486-2626, ext. 24005.

Tour de Parks
Participate and visit 44
city, county and state parks
in the 2014 Tour de Parks
on Sunday, March 23. Start
and finish at the Historic
Venice Train Depot, 303 E.
Venice Ave., where regis-
tration opens at 7 a.m. and
the event starts at 8 a.m.
Bicycle fun rides with
three routes 16, 37
and 62 miles include
rest stops with snacks.
Breakfast catered by First
Watch Restaurant, lunch
and a high quality sport
shirt are included in the
$35 entry fee.
Call Mike Gippert
941-485-4921.
Editor's 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 significant event to
rogerbutton@verizon. net.


More than 70 gallons of ice cream sold in first week


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST
Word is spreading so
fast in Venice about the
new ice cream store that
opened a week ago in
Venice Pines Shopping
Center that the owner has
already re-ordered another
100 gallons.
David and Nancy Jones
cannot keep up with the
demand for their Sarasota,
Amish-made ice cream.


Big Olaf Ice Cream
& Coffee Shop, at 1276
Jacaranda Blvd. next to
Leone's Italian Restaurant,
has become a focal point
for ice cream lovers and
coffee aficionados. With 40
different flavors, including
regular and sugar-free, they
make sundaes, banana
splits, milk and protein
shakes, malts, frappucci-
nos and fruit smoothies,
together with Italian ices
and frozen yogurt.


"I am re-ordering
supplies today," said Jones
on Monday morning.
"Customers like our special
Wednesday BYO Banana,
and Saturdays, when fam-
ilies come in and children
under 12 years say the
Pledge of Allegiance, they
get a free ice cream cone."
He is a veteran of the
Vietnam era and his wife
died of breast cancer, so
once a month the store
will honor all veterans and,


another day, breast cancer
survivors.
"It is our way of being a
little different and showing
our appreciation to the
community," he said.
A Floridian, he grew up
in West Palm Beach and
was in banking for 23 years
before becoming a coffee
entrepreneur. Moving to
Philadelphia, in seven years
he opened 13 coffee cafes
around the University of
Pennsylvania.


Admitting he has always
likedVenice and believes
it is the ideal place to do
business because the
people are so much nicer,
he decided to open a new
business. This is his 15th
coffee shop, but he believes
he has found a very nice
balance between coffee
and ice cream, both being
available every day from
7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
He sells Guatemalan
coffee and believes the


flavor is in the bean. So as
a coffee shop owner, he is
unusual in buying whole
beans, grinding them and
immediately brewing the
coffee with filtered water.
Customers can also buy
pastries and breakfast
sandwiches.
"In the mornings,
customers like the coffee
and pastries, and in the
afternoons and evenings,
they love the Big Olaf ice
cream," he said.


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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014


Monitor your pooch as it is being groomed


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST
For the first time in this
community, a newly arrived
dog and cat groomer is
offering customers the
opportunity to monitor the
grooming of their pets via
live video.
"I believe I am the only
groomer to introduce web-
cams enabling customers to


go to a website and see their
dog or cat being groomed,"
said Jenniffer Maugeri.
"My customers will have
personal access to this new
service."
She has opened Rain
Dogs Pet Grooming at
127 E. Tampa Ave., next
to Barclay Pharmacy in
Hamilton Square on the
island of Venice. She insists
her business is about


accountability because she
welcomes customers to stay
with their pets or monitor
the action on the website.
Services for dogs and cats
are all-inclusive full preps
including nails; ears washed
twice with a blueberry
facial; sanitary and paw pad
trims; de-shedding; and
brush-out.
Maugeri is convinced
the owner benefits by


having a way to monitor
her services. It is essential to
the well-being of their pets,
which are kept cage-free
and can enjoy looking
outside through the salon
windows, she said.
Her preference is for ev-
ery pet to drink and bathe
in filtered water. Tooth
brushing is an add-on and
if the animal is becoming
stressed out, there is the


Salty Dog de-stressing
service, a dog or cat bath in
which to relax and enjoy.
Originally from Seattle,
Maugeri trained for six
years to be a medical ste-
nographer until deciding
she needed a happier
job. Moving to the Monte
Carlo Casino and pubs,
she spent eight years as a
bartender.
In 2009, she came to


Venice, studied pet groom-
ing and then worked in
the business for four years
before deciding to open her
own salon.
"My middle name
is Rainn; I came from
Seattle, where it rains a
lot, so I choose to name
the business Rain Dogs."
She concluded with the
invitation, "Come splash
with all the Rain Dogs!"


Lymphatic, therapeutics specialist opens office


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Patricia De La Ossa is a
certified physical therapist
with a special mission.
Following the loss of her
father due to lymphedema,
she decided there was a
need to inform and help
people with this illness.
Living in Colombia,
she had studied physical
therapy, obtaining certi-
fication and experience.
Learning there was a need
for experienced therapists
around the world to work
in the U.S., she applied and
came to Miami with her
family 25 years ago.
Working with Easter
Seals in pediatric services,
she continued her career,
retraining to U.S. stan-
dards, providing physical
therapy to patients at
Baptist and other hospitals
in the city.
Preferring Florida's
west coast, she moved to
Port Charlotte, working
with children at a skilled
nursing facility for two
years. Having become U.S.
citizens, the family moved
to Venice in 1998 and
she continued her career
as a home care physical
therapist.
Realizing the need for
specialist therapists with
knowledge of lymph-
edema, she accepted the
opportunity to study the
illness in Atlanta, sub-
sequently obtaining her
certification to practice
care for lymphoma.
Continuing home care
therapy for 16 years, she
has studied in-depth this
specialty and obtained
certification for vestibular


rehabilitation and focus on
balance dysfunctions.
"Lymphoma can affect
anybody," she said. "Some
people are born with
damage on their lymphatic
system or it may happen
after a surgical procedure.
Just like other diseases,
it is more predominant
in the older generation.
Lymphedema may take
months or years to man-
ifest because of its slow
progression."
Lymphatic treatment she
provides helps improve the
circulation and immune
system and is beneficial
to the healing of an open
wound due to venous
insufficiency. Doctors
make referrals, and private
patients choose to improve
their immune systems by


detoxifying the body.
People with post-trau-
matic swelling, a history
of cancer or exposure to
radiation or toxins and
have a weak immune
system find her lymphatic
treatment programs
beneficial, she said. The
interactive Metronome, a
brain-based program she
uses, improves cognition,
attention-processing
abilities, planning and
sequencing following a
stroke, Parkinsorn's disease,
balance disorder or a brain
injury.
For pain manage-
ment, she uses the
Myokinesthetic system
to correct and balance
the nervous system and
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golfers who played a simulated golf game carrying
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ultrasound and electrical
stimulation assists in re-
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problems.
Home care patients
seeing the results of her
treatments, suggested she
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The clinic is equipped


with a treadmill, stationary
bicycle and resistance
weights.
"Educational prevention
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better style of life with a
strong immune system,"
she said. "All diseases
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and lymphedema therapy
assists in the progress to
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Her clinic at 1531 South
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More than 100 cited in Sheriff's'saturation' patrols


Saturation patrols last
month by the Sarasota
County Sheriff's Office
resulted in eight DUI arrests
and 118 citations for traffic
offenses in Sarasota County.
These numbers do not
include DUI arrests made
during the month outside
this specific initiative,
according to a Sheriff's
Office report.
The patrols are conducted
instead of what is referred to
as a "DUI Checkpoint" and
includes a number of patrol
and traffic deputies working
targeted zones at the same
time to monitor driving
activity. Because of their
design, saturation patrols
are mobile and take place in
different areas of the county.
In March, saturation
patrols will be conducted
on the 8th, 17th, 22nd and
29th. Patrols were also
conducted on March 1st.
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claiming they are a court
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rant department" and that
an arrest warrant had been
issued because they failed
to report to jury duty.
The scammer will then
ask for payment to clear up
the matter, typically in the
form of a "green dot" credit
card.
Once the victim obtains
the card and loads the
required funds onto it, the
scammer asks for the card
number and the access
code on the back. With
the transaction complete,
the scammer disconnects
the phone number from
which they called to avoid
detection.
"The callers are criminals


and the only way to stop
them is to be empowered to
just hang up," Sheriff Tom
Knight said. "Write down
what was said, think about
it and contact the agency
or office the caller claimed
to represent to make them
aware of the call. Do not fall
victim to their pressure."
It is important for all
citizens to know that law
enforcement and court
employees never make
requests for payment over
the telephone and never
request personal financial
information.

The Venice Police Department
reported the following arrests:
*Thomas Walter Perry,Jr., 55,200 block
of Jackson Road, Venice. Charge: DUI. Bond:
$500.
Milton ArthurWatts,42, homeless.
Charge: resisting an officer. Bond: $500.
Wayne Thompson, 32,400
block of Bermuda Isles Circle, Venice.
Charge: resisting an officer without


violence. Bond: $500.
*WuanelThompson,31,100 block of
Clinton St.,Tampa. Charge: DUI, resisting an
officer without violence. Bond: $1,000.

The Sarasota County Sheriff's
Office reported the following arrests:
Joshua Thomas Linehan, 32, Oak St,
Osprey. Charge: Charlotte County warrant
(violation of probation or parole for driving
while license suspended or revoked). Bond:
$625.
Chadwick Paul Earnest,31,200 block
of Ravenna St, Nokomis. Charge: petit
larceny, trespass. Bond: $1,000.
Brian Richard Wirth, 46,200 blockof
Sabal Lane, Nokomis. Charge: petit larceny,
trespass. Bond: $1,000.
Justin Lee Matejcik, 35,200 block of
Shoret Road, Nokomis. Charge: driving
while license suspended or revoked. Bond:
$120.
Samantha Boone,27,1400 block
ofThe Rialto, Venice. Charge: probation
violation (original charge: driving while


license suspended or revoked). Bond: none.
Martin William Raab,29,1300 blockof
Venice Blvd.,Venice. Charge: Hillsborough
County warrant (original charge: violation
of probation or parole for possession ofdrug
paraphernalia). Bond: none.
Morganne Alyce Blewett,23,1000
block of Albee Farm Road, Venice. Charge:
probation violation (original charge:
trespass). Bond: $5,000.
Brandon James Erskine Huskey, 30,
300 blockof Base Ave.,Venice. Charge:
disorderly intoxication. Bond: $120.
Dale Owen Brown, 47, transient,
Venice. Charge: contempt (original charge:
lodging out of doors). Bond: $5,000.
David Shelton Edwards, 43,3000 block
of Concord Ave.,Venice. Charge: violation
of probation or parole (original charge:
burglary). Bond: none.

Criminal registration:
*Walter Richard LintJr., 300 block of
Ravenna St, Nokomis.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANNA J. MEYER,
Deceased.
File No: 2014 CP 000592 SC
Division PR
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
ANNA J. MEYER, deceased, whose
date of death was February 1, 2014, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Sarasota
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 2000 Main Street,
Sarasota, FL 34237. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
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 February 26, 2014.
Personal Representative:
JOYCE E. OLSON
1938 Neptune Drive
Englewood, FL 34223
Attorney for Personal
Representive:
W. GRADY HUIE, ESQUIRE


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FL Bar No. 0192724
143 East Miami Avenue
Venice, FL 34285
Telephone: (941) 488-8551
Fax: (941) 488-5268
E-Mail: ghuielaw@gmail.com
Publish: Feb. 26, March 5, 2014
104196 3005823



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARTHA D. BERGENTY,
Deceased.
File No.2014 CP 000443 NC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
MARTHA D. BERGENTY, deceased,
whose date of death was November 19,
2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Sarasota County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Post Office
Box 3079, Sarasota, Florida 34230.
The names and addresses of the person-
al representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY


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CREDITORS CREDITORS CREDITORS [ 30 1
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CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is March 5, 2014.
Personal Representative:
GARY D. BERGENTY
203 Cupola Drive
Longs, South Carolina 29568
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
WAYNE C. HALL, ESQUIRE
E-Mail:wayne@venice-florinda-lawyer.com
Florida Bar No. 199524
HALL & RHEINGANS, PLLC
1314 East Venice Ave, Suite E
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941) 480-0999
PUBLISH: March 5, 12, 2014
100437 3009332



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RONNIE W. COOK
A/K/A
RONNIE MARGARETA COOK
Deceased.
File No.
2014CP000636NC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Ronnie W. Cook, deceased, whose date
of death was December 11th 2013, is
pending in the Circuit Court for SARASO-
TA County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box 3079,
Sarasota. FL 34230-3079.
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representatives and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE


OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is March 5, 2014.
Personal Representative:
Frederick R. Cook
c/o 240 Nokomis Avenue
South, Suite 200
Venice, FL 34285
Attorneys for Personal
Representative:
DANIEL A. BECHTOLD, ESQ.
ISPHORDING BECHTOLD ET AL,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT
LAW, P.A.
240 Nokomis Avenue South
Suite 200
Venice, FL 34285
Florida Bar No. 0678880
PUBLISH: March 5, 12, 2014
223931 3009284


date of death was January 16th. 2014.
is pending in the Circuit Court for SARA-
SOTA County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is P.O. Box 3079,
Sarasota. FL 34230-3079.
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representatives and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is February 26th, 2014.
Personal Representative:
MICHAEL R. POINTER
1629 Lancashire Drive
Venice, FL 34293


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR Attorneys for Personal
SARASOTA COUNTY, Representative:
FLORIDA ISPHORDING BECHTOLD ET AL,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT
IN RE: ESTATE OF LAW, P.A.
JOSEPH M. PINTER 240 Nokomis Avenue South
Deceased. Suite 200
File No Venice, FL 34285
2014-CP-442-NC Florida Bar No. 116573
Division: Probate PUBLISH: Feb. 26, March 5, 2014
223931 3005689
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JOSEPH M. PINTER, deceased, whose


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BACHLEOR
FROM PAGE 1

both Ren6e and Bracy
through Pam's cousin,
Stephanie Olivieri, and
was invited to go to
dinner with them, to
the delight of Evan, in
particular.
"My husband loves
'The Bachelor' and 'The
Bachelorette,' and my
cousin was watching the
show every night with
Ren6e," Pam said. "We
went to Da Ru Ma with
them for dinner and then
for drinks afterwards, and
had a great time."
Things went so well


FRAUD

FROM PAGE 1

company, Terry Ream
Construction, filed for
Chapter 7 bankruptcy on
Dec. 6, 2013, following
seven months of writing
contracts with and
taking large payments
from homeowners for
construction.
In many cases, Ream's
company started the
work by outlining the
overall costs, taking a
down payment, then
asking for additional
funds as the process


that soon thereafter,
when Bracy decided to
propose to Ren6e, he
called the Dukes and
asked if he could bring
her in to take a look at
some engagement rings.
Because "The Bachelor"
was so recent, and Ren6e
would be easily recog-
nized, the couple came
in after hours, when the
store was closed and
locked up.
Pam said that Ren6e
seemed to be drawn
toward a certain type of
ring.
"She wanted something
pretty simple, and she didn't
want anything flashy," she
said. "That's really like the
way she is, too."

moved along. Ream
allegedly would conduct
some of the work and
pull a few permits, but
the work was never com-
pleted, even though he
would cash the checks.
For instance, one
Venice homeowner
entered into a contract
with Ream on May 16, to
completely reconstruct
his Rivera Street home
for $305,940. The victim
overpaid Ream a total of
$317,371 between May
and September, and
Ream started construc-
tion in November.
But Ream's company
closed its doors not
long after, and the


But the couple didn't
buy the ring at that time.
Instead, Bracy came back
later and sat down with
Evan to design the ring
he wanted to give to the
woman he loved. Evan
said that the white gold
setting with a twisted
band Bracy chose was not
one that Renee had seen
on her earlier visit, but
he just knew she would
love it.
"It's a double-micro
pav6 style band, which
is all set by a computer,"
Evan said. "The center
is a round brilliant cut
diamond, close to two
carats."
Later, Bracy took Ren6e
back to the store once

victim was left with an
incomplete home and
roughly $50,000 worth
of work that was never
completed.
According to reports,
authorities began
investigating Ream in
December following
his bankruptcy, seizing
his bank accounts and
business records in the
process.
Documents shows a
"pattern" of money being
transferred from the
business accounts into
the personal accounts of
Ream and his wife, who
co-owned the construc-
tion company, reports
show. The couple spent


more, this time on the
premise of looking for
a chain necklace for his
mother. While she stood
talking to Pam, a jeweler
was behind the counter
putting the center stone
into the setting Bracy had
picked out earlier.
As the couple was
walking out of the store,
Evan discreetly slid the
ring box to Bracy, to give
to her at another time.
Evan Duke is no strang-
er to celebrity jewelry
sales -about 10 years
ago, he designed a ring
for Robert Ritchie, known
in the music and acting
world as Kid Rock.
Even so, Evan and
Pam were struck by how

an excessive amount
of money on shopping,
cars and beauty-related
expenses through July,
when Ream was forced
to take out a high-in-
terest business loan to
keep his business out of
bankruptcy.
Ream continued to
take on new customers
between August and
October of last year,
writing hundreds of
thousands of dollars
worth of contracts. But,
in late October, Ream
again was forced to take
out two additional short-
term, high-interest loans
to keep his company out
of bankruptcy.


down-to-earth Ren6e
was, and were happy to
have been able to provide
her with the ring she will
hopefully wear for the
rest of her life.
When Ren6e was on
"The Bachelor," she was
a fan favorite the
level-headed, grounded
one who comforted the
other women when they
were upset. Late last
week, she made the move
with her young son Ben
out to Seattle, Wash.,
where they will begin a
new life with her fiance,
who was just transferred
there for work.
But right in line with
her kind nature, Ren6e
texted Pam Duke two

In late November, the
business closed, and
filed for bankruptcy in
December.
Ream was arrested
Wednesday at his Venice
home and was trans-
ported to the Sarasota
County Jail, where he re-
mains on $325,000 bond.
SCSO spokeswoman
Wendy Rose would not
comment on whether
Ream's wife would face
charges, but added that
the case remains open
and ongoing.
Reports also show
Ream previously de-
clared bankruptcy in
2004 as the owner of
Central R. Construction


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days later to thank her
and Evan again for her
beautiful ring.
"She said, Anybody
you talk to, tell them you
were caring, thoughtful,
intuitive, knowledgeable
and awesome,'" Pam said.
000
Classic Creations is at
2389 Tamiami Trail South
in Venice, and is open
Monday, Wednesday
and Friday, from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m., Tuesday and
Thursday, from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. and Saturday,
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For
more information, call
941-497-633 or visit the
website at:
ClassicCreations
Jewelers.com.

in Taylorville, Ill. There
were roughly 30 parties
who could claim ap-
proximately $570,000 in
outstanding liabilities,
according to reports.
The Central County,
Ill., Clerk of Court's
office said Ream did not
face criminal charges in
2004, in relation to his
previous company, but
staff was unsure if he
paid restitution to any
of the claimants. The
bankruptcy case was
filed, and eventually
settled, in U.S. District
Court, Central District of
Illinois.

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located on the north side of
Border Road, west side of N.
Jackson Road, within the City of
Venice (Parcel Identification
Nos. 0394-00-3020, 0394-00-
3040, 0393-00-2000).
This is not a public hearing. The
purpose of the workshop is to
inform interested citizens about
the nature of the proposed
development and to seek
comments. The workshop will
be held Thursday, March 20,
2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the
Loveland Center, 157 Havana
Road, Venice, Florida 34291.
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OUR VIEW



Everybody knows that you don't cut down mangroves


In 1996, the state Legislature
passed the Mangrove Trimming &
Preservation Act in response to a
century's worth of destruction along
the state's coastline.
The intent, as stated in the law, was
to "protect and preserve mangrove re-
sources valuable to our environment
and economy from unregulated re-
moval, defoliation and destruction."
It gave local governments authority
over regulation and offered statewide
regulatory guidelines for trimming.
The mangrove is still the only tree
explicitly protected by state statute.
In 2014, it seems extraordinary that
anyone who owns coastal property
shore would not be aware of the
existence of mangrove regulations.
Or think themselves exempt. Even
worse, that they might simply choose


to ignore them. Would anyone dig up
a sea turtle nest? Hardly.
Manasota Key residents were
horrified last Saturday to witness
the willy-nilly destruction of bayside
mangroves and the filling of wet-
lands by the owner of a half-acre lot.
Sarasota County issued a stop-work
order last weekend and subsequently
cited Paul Maurer of Cape Coral for
violating numerous county environ-
mental codes dealing with the filling
of wetlands and the destruction of
mangroves without permits.
The evidence is substantial.
For one thing, no permit applica-
tions had been filed with the county.
Then, a large portion of mangrove
forest was obviously clear-cut.
Neighbors photographed a crew at
work. They photographed a thick,


fresh layer of sand laid on the proper-
ty and a man identified as Maurer
himself in the cab of a bulldozer
that had gotten stuck in the sand.
We sympathize with the neighbors
and thank them for their diligence
in blowing the whistle and hunting
down the proper authorities.
The law exists for very good
reasons.
Mangrove thickets protect coastal
homes and property from storm
surge.
The plants trap pollutants.
Barnacles, oysters and algae attach
to mangrove roots and filter nitrogen
and phosphorus. They help clean the
water.
Birds and other wildlife shelter in
the branches and roots. They protect
and nourish young populations


of fish and crustaceans, and they
provide food for many species of
adult fish.
Mangroves are essential to Florida's
marine ecosystem. Doesn't everyone
know that?
The property owner faces the pos-
sibility of fines if he does not comply
with county restoration requirements.
According to a story by Ian Ross in
the Sun, he will have to repair the
slope of shoreline, remove the fill and
come up with a plan to plant and
restore the plant habitat. The sooner
the better.
The only good that can come from
this incident is the publicity. No
excuse for anyone else who may think
they are exempt from environmental
regulations that protect the public
interest.


Test everybody, not


just because of


Operating a motorized vehi-
cle in most states is considered
a privilege, not a guaranteed
right simply based on being
an American citizen. Loosely
interpreted, that means you
have to pay the government
for the privilege of owning and
operating a vehicle on state
roads paid for by mostly the
people.
The irony in that statement
alone is enough to create a
new political party, but we all
know the odds of that being
successful continues to be in
doubt. But I digress back to
operating a vehicle.
While I understand the need
for regulation in the name
of safety, I think eliminating
drivers based on anything
other than ability could be
considered just plain wrong.
The pure volume of traffic
on our roadways is increasing
year by year and because we
are human, accidents are go-
ing to occur. Too many times
we tend to want to find blame
and point at that blame until
something is done to correct
the issue. Sometimes, it's truly
an accident, sometimes it is
not.
The question that, as a
society, we are faced with
now is: Can we eliminate the
right to drive once a certain
age has been reached? We can
paint it however you want,
but what we really seek is a
simple way to say to a person,
"You just can't be on the roads
anymore."
I struggle with the answer as
I witness folks of all ages pass
cars on the interstate doing
the speed limit. Not only are
those folks breaking the law,
but in lots of cases the speed-
ers torment those who are
obeying laws.
If a person of a certain
age gives a left turn signal a
couple of blocks before their
destination, other drivers tend
to flip out at this person. Do
we not remember our driving
instructors pointing out that
we should always signal our
intent and do so early? There


age


are countless stories of people
getting rear-ended after being
tailgated by an eager driver
who did not use the three-sec-
ond rule as taught by instruc-
tors before we were licensed.
This brings me to my
dilemma do we set an age
limit for our most experienced
and cautious drivers and say
you must end your privilege
because you are age X? What
if this group is our most law
abiding group on the road?
My guess is they are. By the
way, these seniors have seen it
all on our highways. The clear
answer is no, we don't; instead,
we set up routine testing, free
of charge after age X is reached
and do everything in our
power to remove those drivers
who because of limitations
cannot operate a vehicle safely
on our roads.
Let's not stop here. To me
it feels discriminatory toward
our seniors. We could change
that, for example by saying
that if you get caught behind
the wheel of a two-ton vehicle
drunk or under the influence
of any substance, you are au-
tomatically enrolled in manda-
tory testing for the rest of your
privileged years of driving.
If it is determined that drunk
driving is the contributor to an
accident, the guilty driver loses
the driving privilege for life.
Speeding, texting, tailgating,
or any other distracting be-
haviors could result in major
rehabilitative classes with a
high cost for the offender. This
could become a great revenue
stream to cover the free tests
for our seniors.
Seniors are not distracted by
such things. Too often, as we
all know, they have both hands
on the wheel. The distracted
drivers can multi task while
flying down the road at 80
mph with one hand on the
wheel and one eye on the
road.
Frankly, I would rather share
a two lane road with experi-
enced drivers than inexperi-
enced drivers or, worse, drunk
drivers any day of the week.
I have faith that experience
can handle a vehicle much
better than the latter two and
in those crucial three seconds
before the worst can happen, I
can make my choice on how to
react to situations.
Let's not point to age as
the necessary reason to test
drivers. Driving is a privilege.
You should be tested when you
show you don't respect that
privilege any longer.


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Same Rules, Bicyclists.
Bicyclists should have the same
rights as automobile drivers.
They should also observe and
comply with the same rules. As
one who most recently came
within inches of being hit from
behind on the Legacy Trail by
a cyclist who never signaled
her approach, I have a special
interest in this topic. I have
also noticed that cyclists never
seem to stop at stop signs,
which is dangerous, not only to
themselves, but others as well.
Doesn't Make It True. The
Feb. 15 editorial entitled
"Liking a lie won't make it true"
certainly applies to the rhet-
oric of President Obama. For
example: to believe additional
funding will benefit the war on
poverty won't make it true. To
believe mandatory preschool
will benefit the education
system won't make it true. To
believe amnesty for illegal im-
migrants will benefit the U.S.
economy won't make it true.
To believe the affordable
care act will benefit the health
of U.S. citizens won't make it
true. To believe additional gun
control will benefit law-abiding
citizens won't make it true.
To believe there was not a
smidgeon of corruption in the
actions of the IRS won't make it
true. In other words, to believe
(or like) President Obama's
rhetoric won't make it true.
Save History. When is this
madness of destroying our
historical sites going to end?
The people of Venice should


Let 'em


Have It
care about the buildings and
other places that are part of our
history. If it continues, we will
just be another city of motels
and shops, etc. Please help us
to save our Circus Arena from
this same doom. It is indeed
the gem of Venice.
Don't Block Intersection.
I'm calling about the traffic
backup on 41 at Tampa Avenue
heading north. They block the
intersection all the time, at
least some of the time. I know
that some of the intersections
have a sign that says "Don't
block intersection", but not
on that intersection at Tampa
Avenue and 41.
It seems to be so dangerous
sometimes because the cars


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that want to turn right are
backed up. Either the lights
have to be synchronized so
people can go through on 41
or a policeman should be there
to stop them from blocking the
intersection.
Legalize Pot. I'm calling
about legalizing marijuana...
definitely, definitely, definitely.
So, if the state needs some
money from somewhere ...
right now, we're giving it to
drug lords in other countries.
Let's keep the money here.
They spent millions of dollars
a year trying to fight it and
they lost; so let's just keep the
money here, sell it here, tax it
here and profit from it here.
Put Controls on Pot.
Marijuana should not be
legalized ... yet. People who
want it for medical purposes
need to have some control.
Just making it legal will open
a bucket of worms. People
need to know what's in it so
for medicinal purposes there
needs to be control. What kind
of poison is added to make it
stronger? Where are you going
to buy it, at the local drug-
store? Will it be packaged with
guaranteed content? Will it go
to some hippie in the alley? I
don't think it's time for medical
marijuana yet. Not until it gets
some controls just like aspirin
and any other drug.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014


City mulls a future when golf cart-type vehicles rule


By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR
Could the island of
Venice one day have more
golf carts and low-speed
vehicles on the road than
automobiles? Some city
council members are
hoping that's the future of
the island.
"Twenty years from now,
we want to be a golf cart
community," said Council
Member Kit McKeon
this week at a long range
planning session in which
council included steps to
accommodate low-speed
vehicles on the island.
Venice's island was
formed in the 1960s
when the "ditch" was dug,
forming the Intracoastal
Waterway, and making
the "island" accessible to
vehicles from three bridges.
No one expects golf carts
to be cruising the streets


any time soon. In fact,
Council Member Jeanette
Gates urged the board
not to even reference golf
carts in the strategic plan
currently being updated.
Police Chief Tom
McNulty made sure to dis-
tinguish between the two
forms of transportation.
State statutes make allow-
ances in some instances
for low-speed vehicles that
can go up to 35 mph, have
seat belts and a windshield.
Golf carts, however, are an
entirely different animal.
"They are dangerous,"
McNulty said, unable to
safely maneuver on the
road at the same time with
automobiles. Allowing
them on widened cart
paths poses additional
problems.
Focusing on street-ready
golf carts, or low-speed
vehicles, Council Member
Bob Daniels agreed the


city needs to make room
for electric cars and other
battery-powered vehicles.
He recommended the
city begin by setting an
example of its own.
"Our fleet should start
representing alternatives
to fossil fuels," he said. "We
need to expand (into) elec-
tric vehicles for city use. I'm
talking about all-electric
power, not a hybrid. We're
not doing any of that."
Turning the island into a
"eco-friendly" community,
with trolleys and expanded
bus routes, he said, would
be "an interesting goal."
City Manager Ed
Lavallee said he'll direct
staff to evaluate creation
of a transportation hub
in the city similar to the
Charleston, South Carolina,
transportation center. The
center would be a place
where people could park
their vehicle and transfer to


a bike or pedicab or trolley
to circulate on the island.
This would be an
offshoot of the park and
ride concept.
The biggest limitation,
so far, is U.S. Business 41.
The Florida Department of
Transportation will allow
low-speed electric vehicles
to cross the major arterial
roadway, but not drive
on it, although some do
currently.
If they are, "They're
doing it illegally," McNulty
noted.
"Making the island (truly)
golf cart friendly (means)
changing the speed limit
on one road," Daniels said,
referring to Business 41,
but City Engineer Kathleen
Weeden said even then
FDOT won't allow it.
Mayor John Holic said
an eco-tourism group
in Venice is preparing to
make its first presentation


SUN PHOTO BY GREG GILES
A street-legal golf car is ready for the road at Don's Battery
Outlet. City council would like to to make the city more
amenalbe to low speed vehicles.


to the city's Environmental
Advisory Board.
"We can't start out
offering it all," Holic said.
"But we can start offering
(some) multimodal types


of traffic. They'll be coming
to us to get approval for
locations to start the
program. I think it's going
to be big."
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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL



Venice rallies past Port Charlotte


By CHUCK BALLARO
SUN CORRESPONDENT

PORT CHARLOTTE-
For the first four innings,
Venice High School let
starting pitcher Kade
Hunkapillar do the talking.
After that, the bats
chimed in as the Indians
overcame an upset bid to
rally past Port Charlotte
7-3 on Tuesday in a
District 6A-11 contest at
Pirate Cove.
Rhett Dinka hit a
two-run, two-out single
in the sixth off tiring Port
Charlotte starter Donovan
Petrey to give the Indians


the lead for good.
"I was thinking this was
a good situation for us to
be in. It was a challenge to
see how we could handle
it and we did it," Venice
coach Craig Faulkner
said. "We hit the ball well
against a good lefty and
when you put the ball in
play, good things happen."
Venice (6-1, 4-0) put the
leadoff runner on six times
on the night, and that
would eventually come
back to haunt the Pirates.
Trailing 3-1 in the sixth,
the Indians' Mike Rivera
led off with a single. Two
batters later Ryan Miller


singled before Langston
Provitt's RBI single cut Port
Charlotte's lead to 3-2.
After a Jake Grubbs'
fielder's choice cut down
the tying run between
third and home, and a
stolen base put runners
on second and third,
Dinka delivered the game
winner.
"We weren't that
concerned. Our game
plan was to put the leadoff
runner on and get him
over," Dinka said. "We
were focused coming into
the game. I know I didn't
doubt my teammates."
Venice scored three


more in the ninth as two
Pirate errors helped blow
the game open.
Hunkapillar pitched
four no-hit innings,with
a walk, a hit batsman and
five strikeouts.
But trailing 1-0
going into the fifth,
Port Charlotte (4-4,
2-2) got going. John
Tufano walked to lead
off the inning to chase
Hunkapillar. Ryan Ahern
came in for Venice, and
after a stolen base, No. 9
hitter Raven Jones lined
one down the left field
line for an RBI double to
tie the game.


After Brad Baker and
Brandt Little walked to
load the bases, Colin
Cristello faced Grady
Wells, who brought two
home with a single to give
Port Charlotte a 3-1 lead.
The Indians took a 1-0
lead in the fifth on a wild
pitch that scored pinch
runner Ryan Gumbs, who
just got under the tag of
Wells.
"We came here to com-
pete tonight and we did.
I have no complaints,"
Port Charlotte coach
Bryan Beisner said. "We
got a great performance
from Petrey and got some


hits to take the lead. It
was a fun ball game."
VENICE 7,
PORT CHARLOTTE -3.
Venice 000013 3 7 10 1
Port Charlotte 000 030 0 3 2 2
Kade Hunkapillar,
Ryan Ahern (5), Colin
Cristello (5), Ryan Miller
(6) and Ryan Miller
and Mike Rivera (6).
Donavan Petrey, Grady
Wells (7), Matt Lepoint
(7) and Kelvin Soto (7).
W: Cristello L: Petrey.
Leading Hitters: Rhett
Dimks 2-2, 2 RBI, run;
Langston Provitt, 2-4, RBI,
run.


Tennis teams down Largo


STAFF REPORT

The Venice High boys and girls
tennis teams did a number on Largo
Monday, with both Indians teams
winning 7-0.
The boys are 8-1 this season, while
the VHS girls are 6-2. Venice hosts
Riverview Thursday afternoon.

BOYS (VENICE 7, LARGO 0)
SINGLES
Alex Fong (V) d. B. Babista (8-2)
Shiv Krishnaswany (V) d. J Desai (8-3)
Thomas Whittaker (V) d. K Patel (8-1)
Charlie Bond (V) d. D. Le (8-0)
Alex Sosa (V) d. J Coulson (8-0) d"1 ,'
Alex/Shiv (V) d. Babista Desai (8-3)
Charlie Alex (V) d. Patel Le (8-2)


SUN PHOTO BYJUSTIN FENNELL


Venice's Ansley Rice won her match 8-0 Monday
against Largo.


SPORTS BRIEFS


YMCA youth
sports registration
open
The Venice YMCA is
accepting sign-ups for
its youth soccer, baseball
and volleyball leagues
through March 8.
Register in person
at the Y or online at
SouthCountyFamily
YMCA.org.
Here are the details:
Baseball
T-ball: ages 4-5 (as
of Jan. 1); coach-pitch:
ages 6-8; $70 Y members,
$90 nonmembers.
Weekly practices be-
ginning March 24; games
are on Saturdays at the Y
baseball complex.
Season runs from
April 5 to May 24.
Skills test Saturday,
March 22, at the Y
baseball complex (T-ball
9 a.m., coach-pitch noon).
Volleyball
Open to girls in grades
three-eight; $70 Y mem-
bers, $90 nonmembers.
All practices and games
held at the Y gymnasium.
Tuesday practices begin
March 18 (grades three-
five: 5 to 6 p.m.; grades six
through eight: 6 to 7 p.m.,
advanced: 7 to 8 p.m.).
Games held on
Thursday at the same
times.
Season runs from
March 27 to May 22.
Soccer
Ages 4 and up (as of
Aug. 1, 2013); $90 Y mem-
bers and nonmembers.
Weekly practices


(beginning week of
March 24), games on
Saturday (from April 5 to
May 24).
All practices and
games will be held at
the Garbrandt Soccer
Complex, 1251 Pinebrook
Road, Venice.

YMCA to hold free
lacrosse clinics
March 15
The Venice YMCA will
hold two free lacrosse
clinics for boys and girls
ages 6-14 March 1 and 15
at Wellfield Park in Venice.
The clinics will
be coached by Bill
McCullough, a U.S.
Lacrosse hall of famer
who formerly coached at
Holy Cross College and
Western New England
University.
Each clinic will
be held from 2 to
3:30 p.m. Equipment will
be provided.
For more information or
to register, contact YMCA
sports director Gary Smith
at 941-492-9622 or visit
SouthCountyFamily
YMCA.org.

Venice Vikings
coaching, board
positions open
The Venice Vikings foot-
ball and cheer program is
now taking applications
for the 2014 season for
head football and cheer
coaches.
The Vikings are
also looking to fill the


following board positions:
cheer director, building/
grounds director and
grant writer.
If you are interested in
a board position or head
coaching position, you
can fill out an application
online at LeagueOne.
com/VeniceVikings.

Golf tournament
benefiting Venice
High athletics
April 26
The Venice High athlet-
ic department will host
the Jim Powell Memorial
Golf Tournament, the
proceeds of which benefit
VHS athletics, April 26 at
Capri Isles Golf Club.
Registration ($65)
includes golf, cart, lunch
and shirt. Various spon-
sorship opportunities
ranging from $75-$2,500
are available.
The tournament will in-
clude mulligans, a 50/50
raffle, putting competi-
tion, cornhole contest,
closest to the pin, longest
drive and raffle prizes.
For more information
contact Pete Dombroski
(email: Pete Dombroski@
sarasota.kl2.fl.us, phone:
941-488-6726 ext. 65532),
Larry Sandburg (L
Sandburg@hotmail.com)
or Bill Mowry (BMowryl@
Comcast.net).
Checks should be
made payable to the
Venice High Athletic
Department, and can be
sent to VHS Athletics, cc
Pete Dombroski, 1 Indian
Ave., Venice, FL 34285.


Zarzutski enjoys winning


season in Kansas


By BARBARA BOXLEITNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT

Kori Zarzutzki
has been a part of a
dream season for the
Manhattan Christian
College (Kan.) women's
basketball team.
The Venice resident
and her teammates
are 24-4 heading into
the National Christian
College Athletic
Association (NCCAA)
Central Region tourna-
ment. The women were
ranked third in Tuesday's
NCCAA Division II poll,
and are seeded first in
the tournament.
"We're surprising
a lot of people," said


Zarzutzki, who has been
a reserve.
The team beat Central
Christian College
of the Bible (CCCB)
to win the Midwest
Christian College
Conference champi-
onship, and Zarzutzki
scored 10 points.
Manhattan Christian
will play the winner of
the CCCB and Grace
University semifinal.
The winner of the
championship game
advances to the NCCAA
Division II national
tournament during mid-
March in Joplin, Mo.
The women have
beaten CCCB three
times since Jan. 24 and


defeated Grace twice
this season.
"We definitely have a
target on us," Zarzutzki
said. "Central, more than
anything, they'd like to
beat us."
Through
27 games, Zarzutski
averaged 6.7 points
and 2.3 rebounds. She
converted 34 3-pointers,
second most on the
squad, and 37.8 percent
of her 3-point attempts.
Zarzutzki had a
season-high 21 points
against Ozark Christian
College during an
early February weekend,
when her father visited
to watch her in two
games.


Owen embarks


on coaching career


STAFF REPORT

Jamie Owen, aVenice
High graduate who
helped the Maryville
College Fighting Scots
earn back-to-back USA
South titles and the
school's first trip to the
NCAA tournament, has
been named quality
control coach for the
Columbus Lions of the
Professional Indoor
Football League.
The Sarasota native
was a two-time All-USA
South defensive end for
the Scots. He will get his
introduction to coaching
by not only working


with the defensive line
but also by helping with
all aspects of the Lions'
football operations.
"Maryville College
coach Ian Harris gave me
a call about one of his
players that just gradu-
ated and was looking to
get into coaching," Lions
head coach Jason Gibson
said. "Harris has been my
director of player per-
sonnel here in Columbus
the past two years and
is one of the best talent
evaluators I have ever
worked with, so when he
calls me about a guy and
says I should hire him, it
really means a lot."


COURTESY PHOTO
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will begin his coaching career
with the Columbus Lions
of the Professional Indoor
Football League.


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By BARBARA BOXLEITNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT
Caitlin Elsadek has
been inspired this
gymnastics season.
Joining a nationally
ranked college team will
do that.
The Venice High
School graduate is a
freshman on the SUNY-
Brockport women's
gymnastics team. The
squad was third among
Division III programs
in the Feb. 24 USA
Gymnastics rankings,
after being ranked No. 1
in the first four rankings
of the season.
"It's a lot of new peo-
ple and new coaches,"
Elsadek said. "They love
to be there. It's a whole
new experience, and I
love it. I'm working on
some new skills that I
thought I would never


be able to do."
The high level of
competition motivates
her.
"In Florida, I was the
only level 10," she said.
"Here, 20 other girls are
just as good if not better
than me. Whoever ends
up competing is obvi-
ously the person who
would do the best for
that event."
Elsadek didn't plan
to compete in college,
but her club coach
encouraged her to send
out video of her per-
formances. Brockport
coach John Feeney
contacted Elsadek, who
made an official visit to
Brockport last February
and got to practice and
watch a meet.
Her first impression of
the program has lasted.
"It's really like a
miracle," she said. "It's


a huge blessing for me,
and I'm still happy I'm
in the sport."
She competes in the
uneven bars and floor
exercise. She scored a
season-high 9.075 on
the bars against Rhode
Island College and a
season-high 9.125 on
the floor in the next
meet.
"I have done better
than I ever expected,"
she said. "To have a
coach really push you
and believe in you is
huge."
Feeney said he will
lose seven to gradua-
tion, so the newcomers
need to compete.
"We try to get them
in as much as we can,"
he said. "We're a good
team, so there's a little
bit of pressure."
He said Elsadek is
progressing as expected,


but needs to be
consistent.
"We just need a little
confidence," he said.
"We need some experi-
ence at our level. It's all
about the team."
Her strengths are her
dance and tumbling on
the floor, he said, and
her swings on the bars.
Elsadek has
been working on a
double-back or two
backward rotations in
the air for her floor
exercise. From the bars,
she has been practicing
a new dismount of two
flips with a full twist.
"I haven't completed it
yet," she said, "but just
to be able to do it for
the future is huge."
The team competes
in the Eastern College
Athletic Conference
Championships on
Saturday.


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Caitlin Elsadek goes through a routine on the balance beam at
Horizon Gymnastics and Dance Academy in Port Charlotte in
2013. Elsadek is a freshman on SUNY-Brockport's third-ranked
women's gymnastics team.


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Girls travel
basketball team
tryouts March 10
The Warriors, a travel
basketball team for girls
in grades 7 and 8, will
hold tryouts at the Venice
YMCA Monday, March
10, from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Contact Chris Hann at
941-661-8881 to reserve a
tryout spot.

Scholarships
available for
student-athletes
The Sarasota Area
Sports Alliance (SASA)
is awarding a limited
number of scholarships
to qualified high school
student-athletes in
Sarasota and Manatee
counties.
Commitment to sports,
academic achievement,
community involvement


and financial need are
the criteria SASA will
consider when granting
these awards.
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applications are available
at SarasotaAreaSports
Alliance.org.
The application
deadline is March 21.
Questions and com-
pleted applications will
only be accepted via
email at
sasascholarship@gmail.
com.


STAFF REPORT
Venice Highs winter
sports teams posted the
third highest cumulative
grade-point average
(3.254) in 6A, according to
the Florida High School
Athletic Association.
Boys and girls basket-
ball, boys and girls soccer,
wrestling and girls weight-
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individual teams land in
their classification. The
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resulted in the school's
GPA, which was topped
only by Forest (Ocala) and
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I OBITUARIES
Anthony A.
Gazdecki
Anthony A. Gazdecki,
age 76, of Venice, Fla.,
passed away Saturday,
Feb.8, 2014.
He was born Nov. 28,
1937, in Detroit, Mich.
Anthony retired from
General Motors as a
senior designer for
Cadillac.
He is survived by his
wife, Pat; four sons,
Andrew (Laura) Gazdecki,
Timothy (Dawn)
Gazdecki, Matthew (Julie)
Gazdecki and Chris
(Stephanie) Gazdecki;
two sisters, Rose Eberline
and Denise Duczyminski;
and a brother, Raymond
Gage. Anthony also
leaves behind his loving
grandchildren, Gabriella,
Michael, John, Anthony,
Monica, Mary, Catherine,
Allyson, Emma, Anna,
Josephine, Joshua and
Sara.
Services: A Celebration
of Life will be held
Saturday, March 8, from
2 to 4 p.m. at the Venice-
Nokomis Elks Lodge.
Farley Funeral Home,
Venice, Fla., is handling
the arrangements. To
send condolences, visit:
FarleyFuneralHome.com.

Donald J. O'Brien
Donald Joseph O'Brien
was 76 years old when he
passed away at Tidewell
Hospice
House, in
Sarasota,
Fla.,
Saturday,
March 1,
2014.
Donald
was a loving
husband of 42 years to
Margaret Marie. He was
a dear father to Colleen
(John) and Patrick
(Karen). Mr. O'Brien was
an adoring grandfather
to Megan Kate Buscemi,
Madison Laine Buscemi,
Jillian Paige Buscemi and
Nolan John Buscemi.
Donald was a brother to
Dennis O'Brien (Beth),
John O'Brien (Judith) and
Kathleen McCue (Pat);
brother-in-law to Georgia
McLain (Pete), Barbara
Harrison (Donald),
Linda Wolfer and the late
Alice Flood. He was an
uncle to many nieces and
nephews.


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sister, Kathleen McCue;
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Soon after retirement he
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Thomas D. Stillwagon,
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Saturday, March 1, 2014.
He is sur-
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.. wife of 42
years, Janet
Stillwagon;
daughter, Chelsea (Ed)
Bloodworth; son, Derek
Stillwagon; grandchil-
dren, Sydney, Mallory
and Dylan; and a brother,
Kenneth Duane (Ceil)
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predeceased by his 11
brothers and sisters.
Thomas proudly
served in the U.S. Air
Force in Turkey. He
retired from Allstate
Insurance after over 20
years of service. He was
a proud supporter of
all Venice High School
sports.
Services: Services will
be held at a later date.
Contributions: In lieu
of flowers, memorial
donations may be made
to Tidewell Hospice, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL
34238.


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Moriah Haley, left, and Emilee Barrett use hooks to pick
oranges on high branches.


Labors of their fruit
In its annual "gleaning" event, the Society of St.
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volunteers went to people's homes and even to
groves to collect fruit that otherwise would have
fallen to the ground and rotted.
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Garden club hosts 25th annual tour


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

The Venice Area Garden
Club's 25th annual home
tour will be Friday and
Saturday.
This is the first and
only year that the tour's
founder, Gladys Susek,
did not have a hand in
finding the homes for the
tour. She died on Oct. 28,
2012 after the homes
for the 24th tour were
selected.
Considered the doy-
enne of the annual tour,
Susek not only founded
the tour but coordinated
it from the beginning.
She also served as club
president from 1991-
1993, served on the club's
board for 24 years, and
joined the club right
after moving to Nokomis
from St. Louis in 1988
with her husband John.
She founded the tour the
following year.
As home tour coor-
dinator, Susek and two
or three fellow club
members would spend
the summer months
driving all over the greater
Venice area looking for
unique homes. When they
found one, Gladys would
literally walk up to the
front door in search of the
homeowner.
Most people would
accept her invitation to
participate in the tour.
Each February, she
would have a party at
her home on the first


Saturday of the month to
introduce homeowners
to each other and to club
members. Artist Richard
Capes would usually be
there, too, to present
drawings of their home
to each of the year's
homeowners..
Proceeds from the
tour, the club's biggest
fundraiser, fund college
scholarships for Venice
area students planning
to study environmental
science, pay for summer
scholarships to high
school students interest-
ed in gardening through
SEEK (Save the Earth's
Environment), and fund
scholarships to elemen-
tary and Middle School
students to attendWekiva
Youth Camp.
Other club projects in-
clude the annual holiday
trees at Venice City Hall,
the Venice Public Library,
beautification projects
throughout the city along
the Intracoastal Waterway
and elsewhere.
The club has long
worked withVenice Area
Beautification Inc. Gladys
also served on its board
for many years.

The baton is
passed
This year, Mary Lou
Levy is the home tour
coordinator, assisted by
Pat Markland, Parry Dal
Cortivo and Carol Malott.
They found five
homes and a garden, an


appropriate bonus for
the annual tour, given the
name of the club. They
also selected silvery paper
stock for the program
book cover in honor of
the tour's 25 year history.
Homes one and two are
in Calusa Lakes. The other
three homes and the
garden are on the island
part of Venice.
Calusa Lakes is off
Mission Valley Boulevard,
which runs north off
Laurel Road, east of
Tamiami Trail. Follow
Mission Valley north to
Calusa Lakes Boulevard.
Turn right onto Micanopy
Trail.
The first house, built
in 2001 and dubbed
"South Pines," is at 2131
Micanopy. Owners Julie
and RobertWhite have
featured blue through the
house, which also houses
a variety of fine china,
Chihuly glass created by
his students.
The house is the site
of the tour's garden shop
and collection of tour
raffle baskets.
Retracing one's steps on
Calusa Lakes Boulevard,
look for 2004 Tocobaga
Lane, the county French-
style home of Doug
Winn and Del Bradshaw.
Named "Le Bougain
Villa," the house features
leaded glass entry doors
and the owners' collec-
tions of English antiques
and European art.
They have customized
TOUR17


SUN FILE PHOTO
The late Gladys Susek was the founder and for 24 years, the Venice Area Garden Club home tour
coordinator. She served as club president from 1991-1993. This photo was taken in 2010 at the
home tour preview party for homeowners.

TICKET OUTLETS
Cardware US Post Office, Venice Pines, 1224 Jacaranda Blvd, Venice (493-8636)
Classic Creations in Diamonds & Gold 2389 Tamiami Trail South, Venice (497-6331)
Collectors Gallery & Framery 114S. Nokomis Ave., Venice (488-3029)
Kernri's Jewels& Gems 132 W. Miami Ave., Venice (484-9197)
The Knitting Place 258 W. Miami Ave. ((Pattison Building), Venice (486-1584)
Celebration Corners-301 West Venice Avenue, Venice (488-8300)
Village Pharmacy of Nokomis 1095 Tamiami Trail, Nokomis (488-8800)
Venice Museum & Archives (Monday through Wednesday) 351 S. Nassau St., Venice (486-2487)

Booklets contain a map to the homes and must be presented at each home.


SUN PHOTOS BY KIM COOL
Home number one on the
Venice Area Garden Club tour
is "Southern Pines" at 2131
Micanopy Trail in Calusa Lakes.


3 Home number four on the 2014
Home number two on the Venice Venice Area Garden Club home
Area Garden Club tour is "Le tour is "On Wings of Love"at 256
Bougain Villa" at 2004 Tocobaga Pensacola Road on the island in
Lane in Calusa Lakes. Venice.


"Gulf Breezes" at 733 Appala-
chicola on the island part of Home number three on the 2014
Venie is location number six of Venice Area Garden Club home
the Venice Area Garden Club's tour is "Cottage By the Sea" at
2014 home tour. 608 Poinsettia Drive.


Venice Symphony celebrates 40th anniversary


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

Venice Symphony
has much to celebrate
Saturday when it holds
its 40th anniversary party
at the Plantation Golf &
Country Club.
Its original name and
original venue date to


its founding in 1973. Its
first director was Hartley
Haines, the director
of music in the public
schools. Initial perform-
ers ranged from 8 to 85
and three musicians from
the West Coast Symphony
in Sarasota enriched the
sound of that fledgling
orchestra that performed


free concerts and was
able to use music in
the collection of the
high school's music
department.
Ernesto Epistola, a
cellist and director of the
Venice High School and
Middle School music pro-
gram in 1983, auditioned
for the symphony as its


second director.
Quality improved with
the addition of several
retired professional
musicians, and Epistola
was able to take the
orchestra to another level.
Students continued to
be part of the group and
benefited from the influx
of professionals.


As the town's popula-
tion reached 15,000 in
the 1980s, the symphony
grew in numbers and
ability. The board ex-
panded, and in 1987 the
symphony began using
its original name as ticket
prices rose from $3 to $10
per concert. With addi-
tional professionals in the


group, members began to
be paid and by 1989, the
orchestra made another
step forward as Wesley
John Schumacher, recent-
ly hired as minister of
music at Venice Nokomis
United Methodist Church,
was named conductor of

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These volunteers play lead in long-term love story


By DEAN M. LAUX
SPECIAL TO THE
GONDOLIER SUN
It wasn't love at first
sight. Heck, they were
only in the third grade
when they first met, and
what do third-graders
know about love?
She was Rita Geeting
then, and because his
last name began with
G, Dale Gedeon found
himself assigned to a seat
next to her.
"We were alphabetical-
ly close," Dale says. "Even
our high school yearbook
pictures were right next
to each other." So natu-
rally, they were chums.
Well, maybe there was a
childhood crush in there
somewhere, because Rita


was the first girl Dale
ever kissed.
"That was in the fifth
grade," he says. "It took
me two years to get up
the courage."
They grew up in
Ferndale, Michigan,
a small town north of
Detroit. Rita's father was
an automotive worker,
her mom a homemaker.
Dale's dad was an electri-
cian and his mother was
also a homemaker.
"During World War II,
though, she worked in a
factory that made mili-
tary trucks," says Dale. A
Rosy the Riveter, like so
many other women in
those perilous times.
But when they gradu-
ated from high school,
Dale and Rita went their


separate ways. Rita mar-
ried another classmate
of theirs, Larry Leveque,
and moved to Rochester,
New York, where she
took a clerical position
with Kodak. Later she
and Larry moved to
Ohio, where they stayed
until Larry's retirement in
1998, when they moved
to Venice.
Dale? He enlisted in
the U.S. Navy in 1960
and was stationed in
Newport, Rhode Island
until his discharge in
1963.
"Then I took a tem-
porary job at Chrysler
as an engineer," he says,
"and stayed with them
for 41 years," retiring in
2004 as an engineering
and design supervisor.


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STAFF REPORT

The staff of the Health
In Motion Mobile Medical
Unit of the Department of
Health in Sarasota County
(DOH-Sarasota) will
provide free and low-cost
health services in March.
The mobile medical
unit staff will also be
present at the following
special events: 'Lifestyles
after 50' Fun Fest on
Wednesday, March 5,
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Venice
Community Center, 326 S.
Nokomis Ave. inVenice.
Mobile health services
will also be provided at
the Veterans' Appreciation
Fair on Friday, March 29,
9:30 a.m. to noon,
at Sarasota Military
Academy, 801 N. Orange
Ave. in Sarasota.
The services offered
include diabetes edu-
cation and screening,
blood pressure checks,
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 with no medical
insurance and or 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 long
bus, sometimes services
are provided inside the
facilities visited.
The following is the


mobile unit's schedule:
Laurel: Wednesday,
March 19,2 to 5 p.m.; U.S.
Department of Agriculture
(USDA) food distribution
program; Sandra Sims
Terry Community Center;
509 Collins Road.
Venice: Wednesday,
March 5,10 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis
Ave., Special Event:
'Lifestyles after 50'


Fun Fest; Wednesday,
March 19,9:30 a.m.
to noon; Habitat for
Humanity Re-Store, 1400
Ogden Road.
The mobile medical
unit will not be present
at the following locations
during March due to staff-
ing limitations: Salvation
Army Family Store in
Venice and Goodwill
Manasota Center in North
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During that long stint
back in Michigan, Dale
married, raised three
children, and eventually
was divorced from his
wife of 34 years. After
his divorce, he remained
single for another ten
years.
"I saw Rita from time
to time at high school
reunions," he says. "That
was about it. But she was
always on my mind, as
the song goes."
Their fates changed
when Larry died of
lung cancer in 2002.
Some three years later,
they were reconnected
through a mutual friend,
who urged Dale to get
in touch with Rita, then
living alone in Florida.
Dale got on the phone
and they talked. And
talked. And talked.
"We talked so much on
the phone that I bought
a family plan with AT&T
and put her in it," he
says. "We even watched
TV movies together on
the phone. We'd find
the same channels on
our TVs and talk right
through the movies. My
daughter Melissa thought
it was hilarious."
In January 2006, they'd
had enough talking and
got married, and Dale
moved to Venice.
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Hospital volunteers Dale and Rita Gedeon, together now, spent
most of a lifetime apart.


I got a ready-made family
with Dale," Rita happily
concedes. "It felt like we
had been together all of
our lives."
Rita's first husband,
Larry, had been a
volunteer escort at the
HealthPark, Venice
Regional's affiliate at
the corner of Jacaranda
Boulevard and Center
Road, and Larry con-
tinued his escort duties
even after he had been
diagnosed with cancer.
He got Rita interested
in volunteering there,
and in 2000 she began
duties at the front desk
that continue to this day.
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Tuesday from 11:30 a.m.
to 4 p.m. in season.
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assignment. "I wanted
something to do, and
here every day is differ-
ent." Different people,
different problems,
different solutions.
Naturally enough, Dale
got into volunteering be-
cause Rita was a volun-
teer. Beginning in 2006,
he assisted nurses in pre-
op at the HealthPark, but
a year later he switched
to installing Lifeline
medical alert systems for
Venice Regional.
"I had no idea it was
going to be so reward-
ing," he says. "Aside from
the fact that I'm setting
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WEDNESDAY
MARCH 5,2014


I COMMUNITY CALENDAR


* TODAY

AARP Free Tax Help,
Low- & mid-income, any age. Venice
Comm Ctr. 326 S. Nokomis Ave., 9-1.
Need 2012 return, 2013 income &
deductions. 888-227-7669
Legacy Trail Surrey, Take a
free 30 min. surrey ride on The Legacy
Trail, 234 Nippino TrI. E., Nokomis.
9:00-9:30 or 1:00-1:30. 941-861-5000
AARP Free Tax Help, Low-
& mid-income, any age. Jacaranda
Lib., 4143 Woodmere Pk. Blvd., 10-4.
Need 2012 return, 2013 income &
deductions. 888-227-7669
Fossil Exhibit, Explore local
prehistoric creatures. Mammoths
to megalodons. Venice Museum
and Archives, 351 Nassau St. S.
941-486-2487
Partner in Play,
12-12:45 pm. Walking to 5. Jacaranda
Lib., 4143 Woodmere Pk. Blvd. For
more info, 941-861-5000
Fun With Watercolors,
Paint-alongs with Carolyn Merenda,
1-4 pm, South Venice Civic Ass'n.,
720 Alligator Dr. $90/mo.+supplies.
941-366-2866
Gentlemen of Jazz,
Gentlemen of Jazz Dixieland Concert,


Venice Gazebo, Centennial Park,
3 pm-5pm, freewill donation.
941-423-9270
Free Healing Clinic, 4-
6:30 pm, Angel Ministries, 2269 South
Tamiami Tr., 3A, Venice. For more info,
941-492-4995
Zumba w/Marylynn,
6:15 pm, Tues, Wed, Thurs. 417S.
Tamiami Tr. Classes held daily. Zumba,
yoga, bodysculpt & NIA. MaryLynn,
941-685-8445
Ballroom Classes, Every
Wed. thru April 2.6:30, advanced.
7:30, beginner/intermediate.
Venice Community Ctr. For info call,
941-496-9692
Band Anything Goes,
Country Club Estate, $6. BYOB. 7-
10pm. Resv. call Betty, 941-485-2297

* THURSDAY

Zumba w/Christine,
8:45 am, Mon,Tues,Thurs. 417S.
Tamiami Tr. Classes 7 days a week.
MaryLynn, 941-685-8445
AARP Free Tax Help, Low-
& mid-income, any age. Woodmere
Pk. 3951 Woodmere Pk. Blvd. 9-1.
Need 2012 return, 2013 income &


deductions. 888-227-7669
Legacy Trail Surrey, Take a
free 30 min. surrey ride on The Legacy
Trail, 234 Nippino TrI. E., Nokomis
Park, 9-9:30,941-861-5000
Zumba with Lynn, Mon
and Thur, 9am, Venice Community
Center, 326 Nokomis, Venice. For info,
941-493-8630
Venice Garden Club,
10 am, 720 Alligator Dr., Venice.
"Behind the Curtain" by Eric
Waters. All welcome. For more info,
941-412-1620.
Beginner Tai Chi,
10:30-11:30, Venice Comm. Ctr., 326
S. Nokomis Ave., $6. First class free.
941-492-2167
AARP Free Tax Help,
Low- & mid-income, any age. Venice
Comm. Ctr. 326 S. Nokomis Ave., 11 -7.
Need 2012 return,2013 income&
deductions. 888-227-7669
NIA Dance Becky, 1 pm,
Thurs & 12 pm, Sat. Island Fitness,
417 S. Tamiami. Becky, 941-544-4578;
or MaryLynn, 941-685-8445
Vital Energy Event,
6:15-7:30 pm, 1790 E.Venice Ave.,
102. For more info, 941-740-4409. It's
free & amazing!


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


* FRIDAY

SILL Lecture, Dr. Richard
Samuels on Japan's grand strategy.
Venice Comm. Ctr. Tickets, $8. For
more info, 941-365-6404
Fairy House Festival, 9 5,
Historic Spanish Pt., 337 N. Tamiami
Tr., Osprey. 941-966-5214
25th Home Tour, 25th
Annual Venice Garden Club Home
Tour, Mar. 7 & 8,10 am-4 pm. Tickets
$20. Profits stay in Venice area.
941-412-1620


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


Storytime, Jacaranda Library,
4143 Woodmere Pk. Blvd., Venice.
2 /-5 years, 10:15-11 am.
941-861-5000
Big Band Dance,
Sophisticated Swing, Venice American
Legion Post 159,10:30 am-12:30 pm,
$5 admission. 941-926-1577
BBQ Lunch @ Elks, Elks
parking lot. BBQ, 11 am-2 pm. Eat
in or Carry out. Plates start @ $7.50.
Buffalo Bills Catering. All are welcome.
941-486-1854
BodySculpt w/Anne,
11:30 am. Classes held daily.


417 S. Tamiami Tr. Contact MaryLynn,
941-685-8445
AARP Free Tax Help,
Low- & mid-income, Bay Indies Bay
House, 950 Ridgewood Ave., 1-4:30.
Need 2012 return, 2013 income &
deductions. 888-227-7669
Fish Fry@ Elks, 5-8 pm
Ven-Nok Elks. Fish fry + regular
menu. All are welcome. For more info,
941-486-1854
Reiki Share Med, 7-9 pm,
$5 love offering, Angel Ministries,
2269 S. Tamiami Tr. For more info,
941-492-4995


I COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Keep Sarasota
County Beautiful
Volunteers are need-
ed for the 2014 Great
American Cleanup,
Saturday, March 22, 8 a.m.-
noon, at sites throughout
Sarasota County. In case
of rain, the cleanup will
be Saturday, March 29.
Volunteers can partici-
pate at any of 25 parks,
beaches, natural areas
and other sites across
the county. T-shirts, trash
bags and work gloves will
be provided to the first
registered 1,000 volunteers.
To register, contact the
Sarasota County Call
Center at 941-861-5000 or
visit ScGov.net/kscb.


Florida Strawberry
Festival
The annual Florida
Strawberry Festival is
Feb. 28-March 9, 10 a.m.
to 10 p.m., 303 Lemon
St., Plant City. Phone
813-572-9194. Many top
entertainers will per-
form, including Charley
Pride, Brenda Lee, Boyz
II Men and Third Day.
For details and tickets,
visit FlStrawberryFestival.
com.

USDA food
distribution/
Lifestyles After 50
Florida Department
of Agriculture has


contracted with All
Faiths Food Bank to
distribute free USDA
commodities to eligi-
ble Sarasota County
residents Wednesday,
March 5, 10 a.m.-noon
at Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis
Ave., Venice.
A 'Lifestyles After
50' Fun Fest will also
be held at Venice
Community Center
March 5 from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m.

Loveland
Jewelry Sale
The 13th annual Jewelry
Extravaganza, hosted by
The Lovelanders," will be


held Saturday, March 8,
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and
Sunday, March 9,9 a.m.
to 3 p.m., at Loveland
Center Campus, 157 South
Havana Road, Venice (off
EastVenice Ave.) New,
old, antique, collectibles,
Monet, Trifari, Sarah
Coventry and more. All
proceeds benefit students
of Loveland Center. Jewelry
donations gratefully ac-
cepted. Call 941-485-1674
or 941-922-7480.

Musicale Encore
Chorus
Venice Musicale
Encore Chorus will hold
a concert Thursday,
March 20, 11 a.m., at


Venice Public Library, 300
S. Nokomis Ave. It is free
and open to the public.
Bill Antholz directs with
Jan Antholz at the piano
performing a variety of
choral selections includ-
ing spirituals, patriotic,
music with a Latin beat
and An Irish Blessing.
Encore is available to
public organizations for
concerts to raise money
for Venice Musicale
scholarships, which
provide funds for young
musicians to attend
summer music camp or
pay for college tuition. To
book a concert, contact
SandraWerrell, tswerrell@
aol.com, 941-496-7968.
Visit VeniceMusicale.org.


Neurobiology
lecture
State College of
Florida, Manatee-
Sarasota (SCF)
Philosophy Club will
host a free lecture by
neurobiologist Dr.
Alan Grindal at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, March 19, at
SCF Venice, 8000 South
Tamiami Trail, building
800, Selby Room. "The
Neurobiology of Human
Spirituality" raises
awareness of the interre-
lationship of science and
religious experiences.
Lecture is free and open
to the public. For more
details, call Beverly
Brown at 941-408-1404.


Bible Reading Marathon to run April 8-12


By KATHY BOLAM
GUEST WRITER

On Tuesday, April 8,
at 7 p.m., Capts. Samuel
and Christine Kim of The
Salvation Army will open
the fifth annual Bible
Reading Marathon at the
gazebo in Centennial
Park, downtownVenice,



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help them in an emer-
gency, I'm also giving
them emotional support.
Some of them are alone,
isolated.
"They have nobody
even to talk to. So when
I'm installing a system, I
ask them about photos
they have in their homes


with songs of praise and
worship.
The marathon will run
continuously from 7 p.m.
April 8 until the last word
of Revelation is read on
April 12.
There wasn't a dry
eye last year when Capt.
Samuel played Amazing
Grace on his saw. He will

and about their past -
what they did, where
they lived. They really
appreciate that. One lady
even cried when I left."
Rita likes reading,
puttering around in the
garden and cooking.
Dale likes speed. He's
had a powerboat and an
1800 cc Suzuki M109R
motorcycle.
"My new toy is a BMW
Z4 sports car," he says
with a playful smile. He


again play a solo on his
saw, and the his wife's
singing will be an inspi-
ration. Capt. Samuel will
give a short message, there
will be prayer and Venice
Mayor John Holic will
present a Proclamation
honoring Bible reading.
People are encouraged
to attend on April 8 at

and Rita ride their bikes
together, and they are
perfectly compatible
when it comes to food.
"Dale pulls recipes off
the Internet for me
to cook," Rita says. As to
favorite foods, she adds,
"If I cook it, he eats it."
That's a good recipe for
love and companionship,
even if it did take Dale
and Rita more than half
a century to get around
to it.


7 p.m. at Centennial Park.
Bring a lawn chair.
At 8 p.m., Mayor Holic
will start reading the
Bible at Genesis 1:1. Every
15 minutes, a different
reader will approach the
podium to read. The read-
ing will continue around
the clock, so whatever
people's schedule (3 a.m.
or 3 p.m.), they should be
able to find a suitable time
to participate and read the
Words of God publicly to
the community.
The youngest reader last
year was 10 years old, and
the oldest was close to 90.
Several families participat-
ed. All are encouraged to
come and listen, come to
pray, come to read.
The first Bible Reading
Marathon was held
Jan. 1, 1990, on the
Mount of Olives in Israel
with Jews and Christians


reading the Bible from
Genesis to Revelation.
In the U.S., President
George H.W Bush signed
a proclamation declaring
1990 the International
Year of the Bible, and
reading of the Holy Bible
has been held annually in
Washington, D.C., on the
steps of the nation's capitol.
In 2010, Karla Roy of
Nokomis, read about a
Bible Reading Marathon in
Stuart, Fla., on the World
Net Daily website. She
told Susan Nartowicz and
Kathy Bolam about it, and
the three women have
scheduled and organized it
annually since 2010.
The first three years,
the Venice marathon was
held at Patriots Park in
May. There were so many
requests to hold it when
the snowbirds are here and
to move it to the gazebo in


PHOTO COURTESY OF
KATHY BOLAM
Karla Roy reads from the Bible
at the 2013 Bible Reading
Marathon in Centennial Park.
She started the marathon in
Venice.
Centennial Park, that the
move was done. Last year
and this year, it is being
held the week before Palm
Sunday.
Anyone interested in
reading can call Bolam
before April 7 at 941-408-
0013 to schedule a time.


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Be dazzled


in jewelry

Barbara Wilson, left, accepts jewelry for Loveland Center's
jewelry show from Barbra Bartz, First Vice Regent,
Myakka Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.
Loveland Center's 13th annual jewelry show, hosted by
the Lovelanders, will be Saturday, March 8,9 a.m. to
4 p.m., and Sunday, March 9,9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 157
South Havana Road, Venice.


Age minimum for



scholarship abolished


FROM VENICE MUSICAL

After hearing 9-year
old Andrew Bailey's cello
performance at their
October performance,
the Venice Musicale
abolished the minimum
age requirement for
summer music camp
scholarships.
Any young instrumen-
talist or singer eligible for
enrollment at a summer
music camp may now
audition for a Musicale
merit scholarship.
Auditions for these
and college scholarships
will be held April 5 at the
Venice Public Library
on Nokomis Avenue.
Guidelines and applica-
tion forms are available
at VeniceMusicale.org.
Applications must be
postmarked by March 17.
All scholarship winners
will perform April 17 at


the Musicale's monthly
performance at the
library. All Musicale con-
certs are free and open to
the public.
The General
Scholarship Fund is
maintained by donations
from the public, includ-
ing donations after the
monthly performances,
and fees earned by
Encore, the Musicale's
popular chorus that
provides entertainment
for local groups.
In addition to the fund,
there will be several
"named" scholarships es-
tablished in honor or in
memory of an individual;
these may have specific
criteria for applicants to
meet. Anyone interested
in setting up a named
scholarship should
call the Scholarship
Chair Leie Carmody,
617-734-9933.


PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE MUSICAL


Andrew Bailey, 9-year-old cellist.


a Snowy Plover


FROM LIME
COMMUNICATIONS

While hundreds of peo-
ple are walking the beach,
kids are throwing balls
and July 4th festivities are
taking place, Snowy Plover
birds need to be accom-
plishing amazing feats to
keep the species going.


They have to build a
nest, lay their eggs and
raise their young.
On Saturday, March 15,
8 a.m., at the Siesta Key
public beach pavilion
(north end), Sarasota
Audubon Society invites
county residents and
visitors to come and
learn how to help.


Local Audubon
President Jeanne Dubi
will lead an informational
beach walk. Audubon
members Bob Luckner,
program coordinator, and
Allen Worms, biologist,
will answer questions.
"It's absolutely clear that
the more beach stewards
we have, the better the


chance of success of
our Snowy Plover chicks
successfully fledging to
adulthood," Dubi said.
"Our program trains 20-30
Beach Stewards each year
to monitor nests and be
'chick checkers.'
Beach stewards
may also serve as
Beach Nesting Bird


ambassadors. They
educate the public on the
beach about the birds
and their habitat.
For more informa-
tion or to donate, visit
SarasotaAudubon.org. To
attend the informational
Beach Walk or volunteer,
send an email to sksnpl@
gmail.com.


PROTECT
NESTING AREAS
Keep 35-50 feet from
nesting areas (dunes);
Don't chase birds, especially
when they're feeding;
Look out for chicks (Snowy
Plover chicks are thumb-size);
Leave dogs home.


Theater partners with Boys/Girls Club


FROM VENICE THEATRE

After a successful fall
semester, Venice Theatre
(VT) is continuing a
new partnership with
The Boys and Girls
Club (BGC) of Sarasota
County. Third, fourth
and fifth graders at the
Robert and Joan Lee Boys
and Girls Club can par-
ticipate in a theater arts
program called Theatre
Matters.


BGC students have
been learning about
everything from perfor-
mance to set design. The
program is structured to
develop each student's
individual talents and
skills, as well as teach
them to work together as
a team, increase prob-
lem-solving skills and
improve presentation
and communication
skills.
Classes have met


weekly since the fall
and have continued for
a second semester this
winter. Veteran teachers
Ronald Myroup, Tarah
Hart, Melanie Buckhalter,
Becky Holohan and
Carrie Mills have been
teaching, each taking a
day of the week. Candace
Artim, VT's assistant di-
rector of Education and
Outreach, is program
director.
Artim said, "This is


quite a unique oppor-
tunity for children who
have a desire for creative
expression whether it
be in acting or technical
aspects of theatre. Plus it
is definitely a fun way to
learn!"
Fran Levinson, BGC
VP of marketing and
development, said,
"The Boys & Girls Clubs
of Sarasota County is
pleased to partner with
Venice Theatre. It is


through this long-term
commitment that our
two organizations can
offer performing arts
programming at the
Robert and Joan Lee
Boys & Girls Club of
Venice, creating a first-
class club experience for
our youth."
Sandy Davisson, VT's
director of outreach and
education said, "Through
theater children discover
where their imaginations


can take them. Like the
Wright Brothers, their
ideas can take flight.
The discipline of a
performing arts pro-
gram provides effective
techniques and skills that
carry over to students'
social and academic
development."
To register children for
summer and fall sessions
of Theatre Matters, con-
tact Phil Hall, BGC unit
director, at 941-485-7050.


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SYMPHONY
FROM PAGE 1

the Venice Symphony.
Adept at fundraising
as well as conducting,
the personable director
raised the bar for the
symphony yet again as
he educated concert
goers with anecdotes
about the music and
added concert preview
programs at which he
spoke about upcoming
concerts.
Board member Eric


Watters expanded the
outreach program by
going into the schools
with a program for third
graders. As Schumacher
expanded the music
education program,
Schumacher began
his one-man concert
programs that raised
thousands of dollars for
the symphony over the
next several years.
In some years, he
performed as many as
five sold-out concerts,
occasionally augmented
by friends and even
fellow board members


on stage. Watters also
served as the sympho-
ny's board chairman for
a time.
Jean Peters was hired
as the symphony's ex-
ecutive director in 1990.
Following her retire-
ment, the symphony's
development director,
Doug Kerr, was named
executive director in
2012. His stellar back-
ground included leading
a major expansion of the
John and Mable Ringling
Museum of Art, assisting
in the foundation of the
Sarasota Arts Council


and serving as devel-
opment director of the
Boys and Girls Clubs of
Sarasota County.
In its 40th season, the
symphony has a sched-
ule of seven concerts
from November through
April 26. The symphony
performs at the Venice
Church of the Nazarene,
1535 E. Venice Ave.,
Friday and Saturday at
7:30 p.m. and Saturday at
3:30 p.m. The symphony
returned to its original
name of The Venice
Symphony in 1989.
Next season, the


symphony will return
to Venice High School
where it will perform in
the school's new state-
of-the-art performing
arts hall.
Kenneth Bowermeister
has been the symphony's
director since 2009. He
was director of Sarasota
Pops, Florida West Coast
Youth Symphony among
others and retired as
director of orchestras
at Pine View School in
2000. He has appeared
as guest conductor with
the Florida West Coast
Symphony, the Florida


Chamber Orchestra and
the Festival Orchestra at
Oxford, England.
Members of the sym-
phony and Bowermeister
will perform at the
anniversary event on
Saturday.
For tickets to sympho-
ny programs ($20-$28),
call 941-207-8822 or visit:
TheVeniceSymphony.org.
For tickets to the
anniversary gala, call
941-496-7840. Tickets
are $100 per person. The
program begins at 6 p.m.
at Plantation Golf &
Country Club.


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I LOS ANGELES TIMES CROSSWORD


ACROSS
1 Humanities degs.
4 Bullpen stats
8 Not exceeding
12 "_ way!"
14 Soft tissue
15 Consequences of
most missed
birdie putts
16 Outing for four
18 -Z: classic
Camaro
19 Make beloved
20 Pixar film in
which Richard
Petty had a voice
role
22 FDR power
project
23 Some Iberian
kings
24 "Don't tell me!"
26 Soak (up)
28 Days gone by
29 Took out for a
while
34 Dvorak's last
symphony
37 Three-part snack
38 Delight
41 Work with an
artist, perhaps
42 Make sense
44 "Hawaii" novelist
46 Decorative
sewing case
48 Star quality
49 World waters
53 Meet competitor
58 Hero in the air
59 Patio furniture
protector
60 Concert hall cry
61 "Copacabana"
temptress
63 Author suggested
by the starts of
16-, 24- and 49-
Across
65 _vera lotion
66 Mr. Ts TV outfit
67 "A Streetcar
Named Desire"
director Kazan
68 Quick swims
69 Frosty coating
70 Cong. bigwig
DOWN
1 Justice Ruth _
Ginsburg
2 Advice to a
sinner
3 Quiet room


By John R. O'Brien CROSS 17


4 Former times,
formerly
5 Get through to
6 Take at: try
7 Amontillado, for
one
8 News gp.
9 Acropolis temple
10 Hidden treasure
11 Boxer De La
Hoya
13 Busy as _
14 Not agin
17 Rodeo ring
21 Shortly
24 Autobahn auto
25 Baloney
27 Haven't paid off
yet
29 Something to
wrap around
one's neck ... or
maybe not
30 Traffic reg.
31 Improve, as a
downtown area
32 Travel plan
33 Water holder?
35 'The Waste
Land" poet's
monogram
36 "... and sat down
beside ..."
39 Gifts for grads or
dads


40 Heart chart, for
short
43 Pre-euro Irish coin
45 Lena of "The
Wiz"
47 "Swords into
plowshares"
prophet
49 Dieter's lunch
50 Bacteria in rare
meat, maybe
51 Muse for Shelley
52 Sleep lab subject


54 Cartoon supplier
of anvils and
explosive tennis
balls
55 Hoses are often
stored in them
56 Adopted son on
"My Three Sons"
57 Sister of Goneril
60 Scary movie
street
62 DDE rival
64" out!"


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WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS


Q 1 Neither vulnerable, as South,
you hold:

4 K Q J 10632: 3 0 AQ664 K J

WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH
Pass Pass 2V ?
What call would you make?

A Simple rule: When their jump is
weak, your jump is strong. If their
jump is strong, your jump is weak. A
three spade bid would show this hand
with a six-card spade suit. The
seventh spade makes this hand better
than that. Bid four spades.
Q 2 North-South vulnerable, as
South, you hold:

AKQ84 J7640AKQ10467
NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST
26* Pass ?
*Weak six spades, 6-11 points
What call would you make?

A You certainly want to be in game,
and slam is possible. Two no trump
asks partner if he has a minimum or
maximum. He re-bids his suit with a
minimum and anything else with a
max. Bid two no trump. You will
settle for game if he shows a
minimum. Maybe party time if he
shows a max.

Q 3 East-West vulnerable, as South,
you hold:

A Q75 V Q5 0 KQ 974 AQ 109
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST
1NT Pass 20* Pass
9
*Transfer to hearts
What call would you make?

A When partner makes a transfer
bid, don't even think of not accepting
it. The worse your hand is for
partner's suit, the more important it is
to accept it. Bid two hearts!


Q 4 Both vulnerable, as South, you
hold:

A K Q J 732 10 0K K64 A J 32

NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST
IF Pass 14 Pass
20 Pass ?
What call would you make?

A Slam was in the air when partner
opened the bidding, but nothing good
has happened since. Give him one
more chance to support spades. Bid
three clubs.

Q 5 East-West vulnerable, as South,
you hold:

4 A AQ75420 963#4J92

As dealer, what call would you
make?

A This hand is a sound one heart
opening bid in any position. Bid one
heart.

Q 6 Both vulnerable, as South, you
hold:

4 KQJ 9QKQ40K10954 K2

SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST
1NT Pass 2V* Pass
9
*Transfer to spades
What call would you make?

A When partner transfers, any call
you make besides a simple
acceptance shows a hand that loves
his suit. Bid three spades. That shows
a hand with four-card support that
revalues to perhaps more than
promised by the one no trump
opening.

(Tannah Hirsch and Bob Jones
welcome readers' responses sent to
tcaeditors@ tribune.com.,)


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Venice, received a in January 2014 from
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Gala benefits sheltered felines


By AUDREY BLACKWELL
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR

It is no secret that cats
get a fair shake at St.
Francis Animal Rescue.
Not only do they get
love and care from a
whole cadre of adult
and teen volunteers,
but many terminally
ill cats have found a
forever home in this "no
kill," limited admission
facility. Other terminally
ill cats have been placed
in hospice care.
With close to 200 cats
in their care about 50
in foster care dona-
tions are needed to help
SFAR help their sheltered
felines.
Over the years, SFAR
has come up with a fun
way to raise monies to
help their furry friends.
That is with a gala that
can benefit the cats.
This year's "Cat's
Meow" gala will be
March 22, 6-10 p.m.,


at Plantation Golf &
Country Club, 500
Rockley Blvd., Venice.
Tickets are $45 and avail-
able at the shelter, 1925
South Tamiami Trail, or
at the SFAR Thrift Store,
478 North Tamiami Trail.
"The annual gala is a
festive evening for attend-
ees and a very beneficial
one for the cats," said Gail
Carson, board president
and event chair, in a press
release.
"Both silent and live
auctions are not only
fun for everyone, but
the donations truly
reflect support from
community businesses
and individuals who care
about the work of SFAR.
Their generosity as well
as that of those who
purchase the items is just
overwhelming."
Carson said that the
auctions will feature
more than 100 items,
including original art,
games, a huge wooden


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scene, gift baskets,
certificates and even a
mystery statue.
The gala will have
a casual atmosphere
with dinner, dancing,
raffles and prizes, and
it will also be a time to
learn more about SFAR's
programs.
With in-house adop-
tions, a resident cat who
will never be adopted to
a home can be a person's
for a year in exchange
for a $100 donation. The
person receives a photo
and letters from their
kitty throughout the year.
Those who cannot have a
cat in their home can en-
joy making a difference
in a certain cat's life.
"It's a win-win situa-
tion for both," Carson
said.
For more information
or to charge Cat's Meow
tickets by phone, call
941-492-6200.
Email: ablackwell@venikegondolier.com


OF ST. FRANCIS
ANIMAL RESCUE
Rhiannon Coddington passes
out treats to cats at St. Francis
Animal Rescue. Rhiannon is
a long-term SFAR volunteer
in the Teen Enrichment
Program and receives credit
with National Junior Honor
Society at Student Leadership
Academy. About 40 teens give
5-10 hours a month to work
with the cats.


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TOUR
FROM PAGE 1

the circa 1994 house
with new mill work from
Indiana, where they had
a much larger home.
This house was origi-
nally built by Bamboo
Construction, which also
built many homes at The
Oaks and soon will build
five or six new homes in
Venice on the site of the
old Horse and Chaise
Bed and Breakfast, which
was recently purchased
by the owner of Bamboo.
The owners have
honored the area's circus
history in their dining
room with a painting
of a lion by Thad Miller
and in the living room,
with hand-hewn cypress
beams from the old John
Ringling Towers (the
Dwight Baum-designed
El Vernona Hotel built
in 1926 and acquired by
Ringling in 1930) on the
site of the present Ritz
Carlton Hotel in Sarasota.
The old and long-ne-
glected hotel was de-
molished in 1998 despite
many efforts to save the
historical property.
Depart Calusa Lakes
and head south to Venice
for the remaining homes
and garden. Home three
is "Cottage by the Sea" at
608 Poinsettia Drive, off
Gulf Street on the island.
Owned by Josette


Aramini and David
Hadley, the 1964-built
house in the Golden
Beach area is a brick and
cedar ranch-style home
purchased in 2011 by
the present owners who
updated the house with
new windows and doors,
new baths and kitchen
and the addition of a
laundry room.
The backyard was trans-
formed with pool, spa,
fountain and new patio.
House four, "On
the Wings of Love," is
owned by Genice and
Jack Sullivan. Located
at 256 Pensacola Road
at the corner of South
Nassau Street, the house
was built by Gregg
Hassler in 2011, on
the original site of the
Triangle Inn, home of
the Venice Museum and
Archives.
The inn was moved to
its present site at 351 S.
Nassau St. in 1991, com-
pleting the block today
known as the Cultural
Campus of Venice. Also


Venice cadets pursue



aerospace excellence


By MAJ. JEFF CARLSON
GUEST WRITER
While many of their
peers were enjoying a
weekend away from school,
18 cadets from the Venice
Cadet Squadron (FL335)
and the Student Leadership
Academy Cadet Squadron
(FL804) participated in a
day of aerospace education
activities.
The event, held at
Student Leadership
Academy in Venice, was
designed for the cadets to
complete requirements to
earn an aerospace excel-
lence award.
Cadet Lt. Col. Jordan
Rosa, fromVenice Cadet
Squadron and this year's
FloridaWing Cadet
Advisory Council chairper-
son, said, "The activities
help cadets relate to what
they learn during the
regular squadron aerospace
studies. A hybrid of the
presentation method and
activities is most ideal for
learning. Each has high
points. (The cadets) are
more interactive, more en-
ergetic" while participating

on that city block are
the Venice Community
Center, Venice Public
Library and Venice Art
Center.
A garden club boutique
will be at this house on
the two days of the tour.
The tour's featured
garden is at 301 Nassau
Street, on the north side
of downtown Venice.
Owners Louisa and Toby
Hug have transformed
their property surround-
ing their ranch house
over the past 10 years,
while educating them-
selves about Florida
gardening. They also
incorporated unique
decorative items into
their garden.
The final home on the
tour, "Gulf Breezes," at
733 Appalachicola, off
The Esplanade, is owned
by Liz Wyman and Greg
Merrithew. Custom built
by John Cannon and
designed by Ed Hibner
of Hibner, Levine and
Assoc., the home is close
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in the activities. "You get
more feedback about how
much they're actually
learning."
The activities included
building compressed-air
powered and "junk" rock-
ets, a chart-reading exercise
in cartography, an exercise
in the coordination of
landing an airplane on final
approach, a logic exercise
called "lost on moon," and
a round of rocket golf.
The activities were
organized and led by Group
5 Aerospace Education
Officer, Lt. Col. John
Hunter.
"Today is special because
we have cadets from two
different squadrons work-
ing together," said Hunter.
The CAP aerospace
education program offers
over two dozen curriculum
products. The Aerospace
Education Excellence
Award program is a very
popular program with
hands-on aviation and
space-related STEM
activities. Both the cadets
and the squadron can
earn an award for com-
pleting the award program

the original John Nolen
plan for Venice circa 1926.
Plants will be offered
for sale at the back of the
property on tour days.
Six area restaurants
will offer a 10-percent
discount for tour-goers
who present the tour
booklet on either day:
Blu Island Bistro at 625
S. Tamiami Trail; Cafe
Venice at 116 W Venice
Ave.; Soda Fountain
at 349 W. Venice Ave.;
Burgundy Square Cafe at
227W. Miami Ave. and
The Wave at Ramada, 425
U.S. Bypass 41 North.
Homes will be open
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March 7 and 8. Ticket
books are $20 per person.
For information on the
club, contact Dee Feeney
at DeeFeeney
@Comcast.net.
Email: kcool@vendegondolierx.om


PHOTO COURTESY OF MAJ. JEFF CARLSON


Venice cadets practice coordination skills needed to land airplane.


requirements, which
include six activities and a
field experience.
"In the CAP aerospace
education program,
cadets work through the
sixAerospace Dimension
modules, the AEX activ-
ities add to the learning
process," said Hunter. "The
activities are designed to
be fun; to get the cadets
physically involved in
learning while working in
teams. They are learning,
whether they know it or
not. The award is an added
incentive."
Capt. Madeline Kirsten,
unit commander for


CROSS
FROM PAGE 6


the Student Leadership
Academy Cadet Squadron,
said on Feb. 22, "This is
something special for the
cadets, we tried this last
year but did not finish the
requirements," said Kirsten.
"Colonel Hunter offered
to lead this day-long activ-
ity. The cadets completed
three activities this mom-
ing, had a pizza lunch and
will finish with three activ-
ities this afternoon. These
are hands-on activities that
engage the students both
physically and mentally. I
am so glad we did this. The
cadets are having a lot of
fun learning."


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CONTACT US
FRAN VALENCIC
SOCIAL COLUMNIST
franvalencic@comcast.net
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PHOTOS BY FRAN VALENCIC


(From left) Lois Wynn, Patricia Bullock and Barbara Price take
care of seating arrangements and tickets at the POE fashion
show and luncheon. Patricia co-chaired the event.
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Jean Dutcher, co-chair of the POE fashion show and luncheon,
greets guests as they arrive at the Venice Yacht Club.


Bob Vedder and Kat Quast enjoy a chat at the dedication
ceremony for the new plaque at the Venice Beach Pavilion. Kat
is the director of Venice MainStreet. Bob beautifies Venice with
luscious flower baskets and planters all over town. He waters
and cares for them.


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Megan and Carlos Verdoni sponsored the wines for the wine
tasting at the fundraising event for Our Mother's House held at
the Plantation Golf and Country Club.


The Venetian Harmony Chorus gave their regards to Broadway
with an upbeat fun spring concert that included props like
glowing rings as they sang, "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend.":'


Ginny Ferda enjoys singing and performing with the Venetian
Harmony Chorus. She likes filling her days with song.


Our Mother's House celebrates success


FRAN VALENCIC
"Our Mother's House
my life," said Tiffany. Li
Our Mother's House wit
20-month-old daughter
attends Meridian Colleg
where she is a straight-A
student and recently eai
her CNA certification.
She plans on getting a
as a medical assistant. S
working as a home heal


provider while going to school.
Tiffany was the speaker at
the Our Mother's House Wine
Tasting and dinner, the orga-
nization's annual fundraiser.
Tiffany's story is like that of
other young women living
at Our Mother's House while
going to school and working
toward creating an indepen-
dent life for themselves and
their children.
The team of social workers,
saved staff and volunteers led by
ving at director Joyce Scott at Our
h her Mother's House strive each
, Tiffany day to help the young mother's
I;e achieve their goals. Special
N thanks for their work.
rned
Women helping
degree women
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th care P.O.E.,a philanthropic


educational organization
where women celebrate the
advancement of women, held
its annual fashion show and
luncheon at the Venice Yacht
Club. The group supports
Cottey College and awards
scholarships, grants, loans
and stewardships.
A'Tu provided fashions and
a boutique of clothes and
jewelry for the show. Many
women went home with a
little bling and something new
and wonderful.

All that jazz
Members of the Venetian
Harmony Chorus know the
secret to a good life is to
put a song in your heart.
The musicians dazzled the
audience at the Church of


the Nazarene with their
Regards to Broadway spring
concert.
Cheered on by their direc-
tor, Jim Shubert, they had
everyone swaying to "Singin
In the Rain," "The Trolley
Song," and "Everything's
Comin Up Roses."
The concert included
guest quartet My Three
Sons.
Visit www.venetian
Harmony.com, or call 941-
480-1480 for info about join-
ing the group and inviting
them to entertain you.

One of our best
The special person of this
week is James Hagler. This
nice man is the director of
the Venice Archives. When


asked to oversee getting a
new plaque for the beach
pavilion recently, James
also had the old plaque
restored and a final plaque at
Heritage Park renovated.
James looks for new exhib-
its and securing the funds to
provide them. He works with
volunteers and educational
programs. He enjoys the
beach, the sunsets and the
people in Venice. James is a
nice representative for our
city. He is one of the men
who make Venice a great
place to live.
Fran Valencic is the social col-
umnist for the Venice Gondolier
Sun. Email her with tips and
suggestions to franvalencic@
comcast. net.


President of the Venice POE, Doris Ansley, welcomes more than
200 to the annual fashion show and luncheon and tells a little
about the philanthropic organization.


James Hagler, director of the Venice Archives, and Judy Keeler,
president of VABI, Venice Area Beautification, Inc., spoke at the
dedication of the new plaque at the Venice Beach pavilion. Judy
introduced guests and James told some history of the building
and the plaque.


Joyce Scott, director of Our Mother's House, shows off one of the
spectacular gift baskets offered at the Wine Tasting and dinner
at the Plantation Golf and Country Club.


This Harmony Chorus Quartet knows how to jazz up a little
music of their own. They are (from left) Lydia Church, Christa
Rivette, Rosaline Kinney and Dale Duras.


Models in the POE fashion show wearing clothes from A'Tu are
(from left) Leah Lehman, Fran Brinkman, Lee Waldron, Sharon
Beisser, Donna Jean Wichser, Karen Macdonald and Sue Carol
McCullugh.


Carolyn Stephens entertains more than 200 women and a few
men as they arrive at the Venice Yacht Club for the POE fashion
show and luncheon.


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J SCUBE STEVE, 8 p.m.- close. Cornhole
contest 8 p.m.- close. Rattler's Old West Saloon,
111 W. Oak St., Arcoclo
LAUREN MITCHELL BAND, (live music),
7 p.m. Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St.,
Englewoodl. 941-475-7501.
MICHAEL HIRST, (live music 6 30 p.m.
9 p.m. Blue Lagoon Restaurant, 2000 Oyster Creek
Dr., Englew ood. 941-475-1030.
DON AND SUZY AKERS, (ive niijio( 6p.m.-
10 p.m. Englewood Moose Lodge, 55 West Dearborn
St., Englev..oodl. 941-473-2670.
PINA COLADA &THE SAX MAN, (live
music), 7 p.m. No cover. Beyond the Sea Restaurant
and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd., Eniglei tocl.
941-474-1400.
DENNY PEZZIN, (live music), 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Boca Royale Country Club, The 19th Hole Restaurant,
1601 Englewood Rd., Englei t-oodl. 941-475-6464.
WINETASTING, noon 6 p.m. Complimentary.
Catania's Winery, 524 Paul Morris Dr., Englei toold.
941-475-7553.
WINETASTING, 1 p.m. 7 p.m. Complimentary.
Sea Breeze Liquor, 2391 S. McCall Rd., Englei t-oold.
941-999-4907.
FREE TRIVIA, 7 30 p.m. Pig N Whistle, Placida
Plaza, Gasparilla Rd., Englei t-oodl. 941-698-0021.
LIVE MUSIC WITH DANE, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
$5 Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. Englewood VFW,
550 N. McCall Rd., Englei .oodl. 941-474-7516.
JAZZ JAM, 6 30 p.m. 9 30 p.m. Cactus Jack
Southwest Grill, 3448 Marmnatown Lane, North
Fort Myers. 239-652-5787.
CHICAGO MOB, (live music 7 p.m. No
cover. Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee,
506 S. 1st St., imiiokolee. 239-658-1313.
CHAKULLA AND ME, (live music, 6 p.m.-
9 p.m. Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Loke
Suzy. 941-627- 3474. Cover charge is canned goods
and nonperishable food items.
BEARLEE SOBER, (live music 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Miceli's Waterfront Restaurant, 3930 Pine Island
Rd., Matlacho.
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
TamiamiTrail, Nor th Port 941-426-9885.
KARAOKE, with DJ Rockin'Ray, 8 p.m. Porky's
Roadhouse, 4300 Kings Highway, Port Chorlotte.
941-629-2114.
KARAOKE, with Billy G., 6 p.m.- 10 30 p.m.
F. 0. E. Eagles 3296, 23111 Harborview Rd., Port
Charlotte. 941-629-1645.
KITT MORAN, (jazz), 6 p.m.-9 p.m.J.D.'s
Bistro Grille. 1951 TamiamiTrail, Port Chorlotte
941-255-0994.
BRIAN LOWE, (live music 6 p.m. 8 p.m. No
cover, everyone welcome. Port Charlotte Elks, 20225


Kenilworth Blvd., Port Chorlotte. 941-625-7571.
THE FLASHBACKS/SONNY & SABLE,
(live musio), 6 30p.m. 9 30p.m. Lake View Restaurant,
5606 S. McCall Rd., Port Chorlone. 941-697-9200.
BIG DOGS LIVETRIVIA CHALLENGE,
7 p.m.- 9 30 p.m. Free to play. Top three teams
share 5100 in gift (certificates. Chubby'zTavern,
4109Tamiami Trail, Port C[horlote 941-613-0002.
MICHAEL HIRST, (live music), 11 a.m. 2 p.m.
NearGood 'Ole Days Coffee Cafe at Fishermen's Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A, Punito Godlo.
STONE GYPSY, (live music 1130 a.m.
1 30 p.m., Center stage at Fishermen's Village, 1200
West Retta Esplanade #57A, Puito Gordlo.
BALLADS, YARNS & RIDDLES, (live
music) 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Pub 32 Irish Gastropub,
8383 S. Tamiami Trail, Sorosoto. 941-492-4534.
SONNY & PERLEY, (live music 3 p.m. Free
event. Seating limited. Brazillian Romance by pianist
Sonny Daye and singer Perley Rousseau. Fruitville
Library, 100 Coburn Rd., Sorosoto. 941-861-2518.
BANDANA, (live music 7 p.m. 10p.m.
Pineapple's Island Grill, 133 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice.
941-445-5066.
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 30p.m.-
close. Flanagan's Pub, 761 Venimce Bypass, Venice.
941-240-2675.
FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH
PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Certified
yoga instructor. Venice.


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Wed. Lauren Mitchell 7pm
W .g_-_, uirnoons7pm
Thurs. Swings nd7pm
Fri. Marquise Knox Band 7pm
Sat. Terry Hogan Band 7pm


THURSDAY

JOHN RENO, (live music 6 p.m. The New Faull
Inn, 2670 Placida Rd., Englei t.cooxl. 941-697-8050.
SWINGIN' HARPOONS BLUES, (live
musiK), Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn
St., Engle/tlood. 941-475-7501.
DON & SUSIE AKERS, (live music 7 p.m. No
cover. Beyond the Sea Restaurant and Supper Club,
3555 S. A((ccess Rd., Englei .xoocd. 941-474-1400.
HENRY MONZELLO, (live music 6 30 p.m.-
9 p.m. Blue Lagoon Restaurant, 2000 Oyster Creek Dr.,
Englei t.oodl. 941-475-1030.
PAUL NAGEL, (live music) 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Villa
Capri, 8501 Placida Rd., Eniglei .oold.
BINGO, 7 15 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Play for 51.
Proceeds to benefit children'ss charities. Rotonda Elks,
303 Rotonda Blvd. East, Rotondlo. 941-697-2710.
LEMON BAY BARBERSHOP CHORUS,
6 30 p.m. Rehearsal open to the public. Christ Luther
an Church, 701 N. Indiana Ave., Englei L.oold.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 6 15 p.m.
Englewood Moose 1933, 55 W. Dearborn St.,
Einglei toodl. 941-473-2670.
WINE TASTING, noon 6 p.m. Complimentary.
Catania's Winery, 524 Paul Morris Dr., Eniglei .oold.
941-475-7553.


WINE TASTING, 1 p.m. 7 p.m. Complimentary.
Sea Breeze Liquor, 2391 S. McCall Rd., Englei t.oold.
941-999-4907.
CHICAGO MOB, (live music 7 p.m. No cover.
Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee, 506 S.
1st St.,/iimmiokolee. 239-658-1313.
WAGON WHEEL, (live music 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Loke Suz).
941-627- 3474. Cover charge is canned goods and
nonperishable food items.
TYLER KLUSNER, (live music 5 p.m.
9 p.m. Miceli's Waterfront Restaurant, 3930 Pine
Island Rd., A lotlocho.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 6 p.m.-close.
Olde World Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami Trail,
ANorth Port. 941-426-1155.
KARAOKE, 8 p.m. 11 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings.
4301 Aiden Lane, North Port. 941-429-9722.
KARAOKE, 6 p.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 Chrclotte. Call for
reservations, 941-764-9003.
KARAOKE WITH DJ'DON'QUIEDO,
7p.m.- 10 p.m. The Porlside Tavern, 3636Tamiami
Trail, Por Chorlotte. 941-629-3050.
INGROOV BIG BAND, (live music) 2 p.m.
4 p.m. 54 donation. Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St.,
Port Chorlotte.
MUTTINI MINGLE, PAWTASTIC YAPPY
HOUR, 5 30p.m.- 8 p.m. Presented by Salty Paws,
live music by Stone Gypsy. Center Court at Fishermen's
Village, 1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A, Pu-ito
GotdCo.
SNOWBIRD POLKA JAMMERS, (live
music) 4 p.m.- 5 30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. Gilchnrist
Park, Puntto Goldo.
GUITAR ARMY, (live music), 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Gilchrist Park, Puntto Goldo.
FRANK GREATHOUSE, (accousti( jazz),
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Presseller's Restaurant, 209 W. Olym
pia Ave., Puntto Goldo.
GULF COAST BANJO SOCIETY, (live
musiK), 11 a.m. 130 p.m. Snook Haven Restaurant,
5000 E. Venimce Ave., Venice. 941-485-7221.
JAZZ IZZ IT, (jazz with Debra, Mike, Ernie and
Randy), 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. The Allegro Bistro, 1740 E.
Venice Ave., lVenice. 941-484-1889.
FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH
PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Certified
yoga instructor. Venice.

* FRIDAY

SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY CONCERT,
7 p.m. Featuring Lemon Bay Barbershop Chorus,
donation of S14 per ticket. Lemon Bay High School,
2201 Placida Rd., Englei L.oodl. 941-473 -8146.
MARQUISE KNOX BLUES BAND, (live
music), Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn
St., Engleut.ood. 941-475-7501.
FRANK AND SAM JAM, (live music),
6 30 p.m. 10 30 p.m. Englewood Eagles 3885, 250
Old Englewood Rd., Engle\i .oodl. 941- 474 -9802.
FREEMONT JOHN, (live music), Pig N
Whistle, Placida Plaza, Gasparilla Rd., Eniglei .oold.
941-698-0021.
KIM JENKINS (live music), 7 30 p.m. No cover.
Beyond the Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S.
Access Rd., Englei .cooxc. 941-474-1400.
ARMADILLO, (live music 6p.m. -10 p.m.
Englewood Moose Lodge, 55 West Dearborn St.,
Englei t.oodl. 941-473-2670.
THE GUITAR MAN / BARRY HAMILTON,
(live music), 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Blue Lagoon Restaurant,
2000 Oyster Creek Dr., Engle\i .oodl. 941-475-1030.


PAUL NAGEL, (live music) 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Villa
Capri, 8501 Placida Rd., Englei t.oold.
LOU FAUST, (live music), 5 p.m. 9 p.m.
Nicolas Italian Kitchen Restaurant & Pizzeria,
4343 S. A((ccess Rd., Englei t.oodl. 941-474-6195.
TOUCHTUNES KARAOKE, 9p.m. The
New Faull Inn, 2670 Placida Rd., Englei t.oold.
941-697-8050.
JIMMY JAY, (live music), 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
La Stanza Restaurant, 285 W. Dearborn St.,
Englet.oodl. 941-475-1355.
WINETASTING, noon 6 p.m. Complimentary.
Catania's Winery, 524 Paul Morris Dr., Englei ,oold.
941-475-7553.
WINETASTING, 1 p.m. 7 p.m. Complimentary.
Sea Breeze Liquor, 2391 S. McCall Rd., En/glei .oold.
941-999-4907.
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., Englet.oodl. 941-474-1404.
TPTS, (live music), 10 p.m. No cover. Zig Zag
Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee, 506 S 1st St.,
immoko lee. 239-658-1313.
DENNY PEZZIN, (live music), 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Kmgsway Country Club, 13625 SW Kinmgsway Circle,
Loke Suz). 941-625-8898.
BACKLASH, (live music), 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Miceli's Waterfront Restaurant, 3930 Pine Island
Rd., A lotlocho.
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, 7p.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
Chorlotte.941-627-4313 ext. 115.
BINGO, 5 30p.m. Port Charlotte VFW Post 5690,
23204 Freedom Ave., Port ChocIlotte 941-467-4447.
KARAOKE WITH RON, 7 p.m. John Hall's
Goal Post, 3575 Tamiami Trail, Port Chorlotte.
941-979-9933.
KARAOKE WITH THE CONNECTION,
9p.m. 1 a.m. Nemo's Sports Cafe at Bowland, 3192
Harbor Blvd., Port Clhorlotte. 941-625-4794.
KARAOKE, 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Guests welcome.
Port Charlotte Elks, 20225 Kenilworth Blvd., Port
ChorIlotte. 941-625-7571.
TUCKERS GRADE, (live music 5 p.m.
8 p.m. on the patio of The Portside Tavern, 3636
Tamiami Trail, Port Chorlote. 941-629- 3050.
FORBIDDEN FRUIT FARMERS,
(live music), 9 p.m. 1 a.m. The Portside Tavern,
3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Chorlotte. 941-629-3050.
NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE BY KEITH
ALLYN, (live music), 7 p.m. Admission is 520, bene
fitting Florida Children's Organ Transplant Association.
American Legion Post 110, 3152 Harbor Blvd., Port
Chorlotte. 941.629.7442.
LESLIE DACOSTA, (live music 5 p.m. 9 p.m.
Presseller's Restaurant, 209 W. Olympia Ave., PunMto
Goidco.
BRIAN & MARY, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
Punta Gorda Moose Lodge 1693, 27590 Disston Ave.,
Puito Gordlo. 941-639-7666.
BEANS AND SEEDS, (live music), 7 p.m.
10 p.m. Jack's on Marion Restaurant, 201 W. Marion
Ave., Pumnto Gordlo. 941-637-8800.

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THE SKYLINE BOX, (live musiO, 7 p.m. Free
love offering. Peace River Baptist Chur(h, 478 Berry
St., Punto GordCo.
THE DOO WOP CREW, (live musiO, 5 p.m.
9 p.m., Center stage in Fishermen's Village, 1200 West
Retta Esplanade #57A, Punito Godlo.
BANDANA, (live music 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Pineapple's Island Grill, 133 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice.
941445-5066.
KEN MCBRIDE, (live music 7 p.m. Tickets
are 520. There will be (ash bar and dinner is (hoi(e of
corned beef and (abbage or shepherd's pie, or veggie
lasagna. South Veni(e Civi( Assocation Community
Center, 720 Alligator Rd., Venice. 941- 493 0006.
KARAOKE WITH DJ JOHN, 9p.m.-
midnight. Applebees Veni(e, 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. Veni(e
Ave., 1Venice. 941-484-1889.
FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH
PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Certified
yoga instructor. Venice.

* SATURDAY

SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY CONCERT,
2 p.m. Featuring Lemon Bay Barbershop Chorus,
donation of 514 per ticket. Lemon Bay High School,
2201 Plaada Rd., Englei L.oodl. 941-473 -8146.
QUIET FIRE, (live musiO, 6 30 p.m. 10 30 p.m.
Englewood Eagles 3885,250 Old Englewood Rd.,
Englet.oodl. 941-474-9802.
EDDIE AND THE EDSELS, (live music ,
dinner buffet 5 30 p.m.- 7 p.m., dan(e/musi(
6 30 p.m. 9 30 p.m. Cost is 510. Make reservations
Monday through Friday from 9a.m.- 12 p.m.
Englewood Elks, 401 N. Indiana Ave., Englei t.oold.
941-474-1404.
VERMONT'S EASY STREET DUO, (live
musiO, Zyde(o Grille, 8501 Plaada Rd., Englei L oold.
941-828-1472.
FRANK AND SAM JAM, (live musiO,
1 p.m. Flounders, 1975 Beach Rd., En/glei toold.
941-460-8280.
JOHNY CASH TRIBUTE SHOW, (live
musiO, dinner 6 p.m., show 7 30 p.m. 53 3 plus tax
includes dinner and show. Beyond the Sea Restaurant
and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd., Englei toold.
941-474-1400.
KIM JENKINS, (live musiO, 7 p.m. 9 30 p.m.
Blue Lagoon Restaurant, 2000 Oyster Creek Dr.,
Engleit.oodl. 941-475-1030.
COUNTRY EXPRESS, live. n'u1 6p.m.-
10 p.m. Englewood Moose Lodge, 55 West Dearborn
St., Englei .oodl. 941-473-2670.
PAUL NAGEL, (live music) 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Villa
Capri, 8501 Plaida Rd., Englei L.oold.
BANDANA, (live music) 7 p.m. 11 p.m. Flounders,
1975 Beach Rd., Englei .oodl. 941-460-8280.
LOU FAUST, (live musiO, 5 p.m. 9 p.m.
Nicolas Italian Kitchen Restaurant & Pizzeria,
4343 S. Access Rd., Englei L.oodl. 941-474-6195.
KARAOKE, 7 p.m. Pig N Whistle, Plaaida Plaza,
Gaspanrilla Road, Engleit.ood. 941-698-0021.
VERMONT'S EASY STREET, (live Cajun
musiO) 7 p.m. 9 p.m. The Zyde(o Grille, 8501
Platida Rd., Englei L.oodl. 941-828-1472.
JIMMY JAY, (live musiO, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. La Stanza
Restaurant, 285 W. Dearborn St., En/glei oold.
941-475-1355.
WINETASTING, 1 p.m. 7 p.m. Complimentary.
Sea Breeze Liquor, 2391 S. M(Call Rd., Englei L.oold.
9419994907.
WINETASTING, noon 6 p.m. Complimentary.
Catania's Winery, 524 Paul Morris Dr., En/glei oold.
941-475-7553.
ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST, 8a.m.-
10a.m. S5. Englewood VFW, 550 N. McCall Rd.,


Englet i toodl. 941-474-7516.
BINGO, 1 p.m. VFW, 550 N. M(Call Rd.,
Englettoodl. 941-474-7516.
KENNY ROSE, (live music), 1 p.m. 5 p.m.
Also lobster and clam bake at 1 p.m. Call for dinner
and ticket prices. Rotonda Elks, 303 Rotonda Blvd.,
Rotondlo. 941-697-2710.
TOLLIVER & CASH, (live musiO, 4 p.m. No
(over. Ziq Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee,
506 S. 1st St.,/iimmiokolee. 239-658-1313.
TPTS, (live musiO, 10 p.m. No (over. Zig Zag
Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee, 506 S. 1st St.,
Immokolee. 239-658-1313.
HARBOUR KNIGHTS, (live musiO, 2 p.m.
5 p.m. Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Loke
Suz). 941-627-3474. Cover(harge is(anned goods
and nonperishable food items.
GRAYSON ROGERS BAND, (live musiK),
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Mi(eli's Waterfront Restaurant,
3930 Pine Island Rd., A lotlocho.
DOO WOP DENNY, (live musiO, 7 p.m.
10p.m. The Saltwater Cafe, 1071 Tamiami Trail,
Nokomis. 941-488-3775.
KARAOKE, 7 p.m. 10 p.m. North Port Family
Restaurant, 14525TamiamiTrail, North Port.
941-426-9885.
KARAOKE, 9 p.m. 1 a.m. Hosted by DJ John.
All Star Sports Bar, 1400 Tamiami Trail, North Port.
941-429-1534.
NORTH PORT FARMERS/CRAFT
MARKET, 8a.m. -2 p.m. 14942 Tamiami Trail,
North Port. 941-240-6100.
FREETEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 12p.m. 5p.m.
North Port Family Restaurant, 14525 Tamiami Trail
Unit 7, North Port. 941-240-2675.
KITT MORAN, (jazz), 7 p.m. 10 p.m. J.D.'s
Bistro Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Chorlotte.
941-255-0994.
KARAOKE, Port Charlotte VFW Post 5690,23204
Freedom Ave., Port Chorlotte. 941-467-4447.
KARAOKE WITH THE CONNECTION,
9p.m. 1 a.m. Nemo's Sports Cafe at Bowland, 3192
Harbor Blvd., Port Chorlotte 941-625-4794.
KARAOKE WITH DJ'DON'QUIEDO,
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail,
Port Chorlotte. 941-629-3055.
BRIAN & MARY, (live musiO, 6 30 p.m.
9 30 p.m. Eagles, 23111 Harborview Rd., Por t
Sho rlotte. 941-629-1645.
RECONNECTIONS, (live musiO, 6 p.m.-
9 p.m. Guests welcome. Port Charlotte Elks, 20225
Kenilworth Blvd., Port Chorlote. 941-625-7571.
SUNCOAST STATESMEN, (live musiO,
7 p.m. "Bandstand Harmony musical show by chorus.
Tickets are 520. Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port
Chorlotte. 941-625-4175.
PUNTA GORDA FARMERS MARKET,
8a.m. 1 p.m. Taylor Street and W. Olympia Avenue,
Punto GordCo.
TRIPLE DOSE, (live musiO, 2 p.m. 5 p.m.
Celebrating Tilly's Tap's 5th anniversary, 3149 Dun(an
Rd. Hwy 17, Punto Gor1lo. 941-505-0898.
DOUG AND GEORGE, (jazz duo), 5 p.m.
9 p.m. Presseller's Restaurant, 209W. Olympia Ave.,
Punto GordCo.
CHILLOUNGE NIGHT, 7 p.m. 12 a.m. Food,
fun, fashion, music( and more. Wesifield Southgate
Sorosoto parking area. For ti(kets, visit
chilloungenight.com.
THE FLASHBACKS/SONNY & SABLE,
(live musio, 7p.m.- 10p.m. St. Patri(k's Day dan(e,
South Veni(eYa(ht Club, 4425 Yacht Club Dr., Venice.
941-408-9455.
VENICE FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m.
noon. On Tampa Avenue, between Nokomis and
Nassau avenues in HistoriK Dotutnto u.n Venice.
Lo(al produce, plants, flowers, (rafts, jewelry,
soaps, imported oils, seafood, pastries and more.
FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH
PAVILION, 8a.m. and 9a.m. Certified yoga
minstru( tor with 35 years of experience. Venice
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 5 p.m.- 2 a.m.,


Venim(e Bowling Alley, 1100 U.S. 41 Bypass S.,
Venice, 941-240-2675.

* SUNDAY

SHAYNE &TRIXIE, (live musiO, 3 p.m.- 6p.m.
Blue Lagoon Restaurant, 2000 Oyster Creek Dr.,
Englet.oodl. 941-475-1030.
FRANK AND SAM JAM, (live music ,
6 p.m. Flounders, 1975 Beach Rd., Eniglet.oold.
941-460-8280.
FLAT WATER, (live musiO, 7 p.m. 9 30 p.m.
Blue Lagoon Restaurant, 2000 Oyster Creek Dr.,
Englet.oodl. 941-475-1030.
WINETASTING, 1 p.m. -7 p.m. Complimentary.
Sea Breeze Liquor, 2391 S. M(Call Rd., Etiglei .oold.
941-999-4907.
BLUE PLATE DINNER, 4 p.m.- 6p.m. 56.
Karaoke from 4 p.m. 7 p.m. VFW, 550 N. M(Call
Rd., Etiglet.ool. 941-474-7516.
BREAKFAST AT ENGLEWOOD ELKS,
8 a.m.-noon. S6.50 all you (an eat. Englewood Elks,
401 N. Indiana Ave., Engleit .oodl. 941-474-1404.
"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. A((ess
Rd., Engleit .ool. 941-474-1400.
TRU KOUNTRY BAND, country) 2 p.m.
5 p.m. Free line dancing lessons, 56 per person or
510 per (ouple. The Shell Fa(t ory, 2787 N. Tamiami
Trail, Fort AI) ers 239-677-9734.
ROB FRANCE BAND, (live music noon.
No (over. Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino
Immokalee, 506 S. 1st St., Immokolee.
239-658-1313.
CHICAGO MOB, (live music 6 p.m.
No (over. Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee,
506S. 1st St.,immokolee. 239-658-1313.
NOWHERE TO RUN, (live musiO, 2 p.m.
5 p.m. Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Loke
Suz) ).941-627- 3474. Cover (harge (anned goods
and nonperishable food items.
CATHY EAGLE, (live musiO, 12 p.m. 3 p.m.
Miteli's Waterfront Restaurant, 3930 Pine Island
Rd., A lotlocho.
STRINGTOWN, (live musiO, 4 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Miceli's Waterfront Restaurant, 3930 Pine Island
Rd., A lotlocho.
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.
BIG SUNDAY BREAKFAST, 9a.m. 11 a.m.
All the bacon, sausage, ham, biscuits and gravy,
potatoes and eggs that you (an eat. Along with free
coffee, orange juie and milk for S7 donation.
AMVETS Post 312,7050 Chan(ellor Blvd., North
Porit.941.276.1300.
FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Shop
for vegetables, meats, plants, gifts and more. When
the market (loses at 2 p.m., tours of the gardens are
available. ASS suggested donation gets you a plant
to take home. History Park, 501 Shreve St., Puntto
Go-rdo. 941-380-6814.
BODIE VALDEZ, (live musiO, 2 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Tilly's Tap, 3149 Dun(an Rd. Hwy 17, Punto Gordo.
941-505-0898.
FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH
PAVILION, 8 30a.m. Certified yoga minstrudtorwith
35 years of experience. Venice

* MONDAY

WINETASTING, 1 p.m. 7 p.m. Complih-
mentary. Sea Breeze Liquor, 2391 S. M(Call Rd.,
Englei L.oodl. 941-999-4907.
TRIVIA, 6 p.m.- 10 p.m. The End Zone, 2411 S.
M(Call Rd., En/gleti .oodl. 941-473-ZONE.
THE FLASHBACKS/SONNY & SABLE,
(live music), 7 p.m. 10 p.m. Rotonda American
Legion # 113, 34 36 Indiana Rd., Rotondio.
941-697-3616.


CACHET, (live musiO, 7 p.m. No (over. Zig
Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee,
506S. 1st St., Imiiokolee. 239-658-1313.
J.R. BRADFORD, (live musiO, 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Mi(eli's Waterfront Restaurant, 3930 Pine Island
Rd., A lotlocho.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 6 p.m.- (lose.
Olde World Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami Trail, Nor th
Po rt. 941-426-1155.
JOYFUL RINGERS, 4 p.m. 6 p.m. The Joyful
Ringers Handbell Choir invites prospe( live bell ringers
to join them in their 2013 -14 season. North Port High
School Musk Suite, 6400 W. Pri(e Blvd., Nor th Port.
941-423-0706.
NORTH PORT CHORALE REHEARSAL,
6 30 p.m. -9 p.m. A communityy (horus that residents
are invited to join. North Port High School MusiK Suite,
6400 W. Pri(e Blvd., North Port. 941-%961-9557.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, Port Charlotte
VFW Post 5690,23204 Freedom Ave., Port Chorlo-te
941.467-4447.
BINGO, 6 p.m., Amerin(an Legion Post 110, 3152
Harbor Blvd., Port Choorlote. 941-629-7446.
OPEN MIC NIGHT, 6 30 p.m. 8 30p.m.,
Center stage in Fishermen's Village, 1200 West Retta
Esplanade #57A, Punt'ito Gordlo.
DUAL-SAX RON AND THE HORNETS,
(jazz),5 30 p.m.-8 30 p.m. Allegro Bistro, 1740 E.
Veni(e Ave., Venice. 941 -484 -1889.
VENETIAN HARMONY CHORUS,
6 30 p.m. Join the Venetian Harmony Chorus on
Monday nights for practie and fun at United
Church of Christ, 620 E. Shamro(k Blvd.,
Venice. 941-480-1480.
FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH
PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Certified yoga
instru(tor.l Venitce

* TUESDAY

KATE KEYS, (live musiO, 6 30 p.m. Beyond the
Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555S. Acess
Rd., Engle\t.oodl. 941-474-1400.
JUST DU-ET, (live musiO, 6 30 p.m.
9 30 p.m. Soaring Eagle drawing at 7 p.m. Englewood
Eagles 3885,250 Old Englewood Rd., Englei L.oold.
941-474-9802.
FREETEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 5 p.m.
10 p.m. Bay City Grille, 115 W. Dearborn St., Engle-
t.ood 941-240-2675.
WINETASTING, 1 p.m. 7 p.m. Complimentary.
Sea Breeze Liquor, 2391 S. M(Call Rd., Englei .oold.
941-999-4907.
FREE BLUEGRASS MUSIC, 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
Weather permitting, bring lawn (hairs, flashlights
and (oolers. Bay Heights Park, 1000 S. Indiana Ave.,
Engleit .oold.
TRIVIA, 6 p.m. Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W.
Dearborn St., Englet .ood. 941-475-7501.
KARAOKE WITH AL & MARILN, 6 p.m- 9
p.m. Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St.,
Englei ..oodl. 941-475-7501.
WONDERAMA, (live musiO, 7 p.m. No (over.
Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee, 506 S
1st St.,/i7miokolee. 239-658-1313.
ROB MATSON, (live musiO, 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Mi(eli's Waterfront Restaurant, 3930 Pine Island
Rd., A lotlochco.
OPEN MIC NIGHT, 6 p.m. Lake View
Restaurant, 5605 S. M(Call Road, Port Chorlotte.
941-697-9200.
OPEN MIC NIGHT, 8 p.m. 11 p.m. Nemo's
Sports Cafe at Bowland, 3192 Harbor Blvd., Port
Chorlotte.
FREETEXAS HOLD'EM POKER,7 p.m.
Porky's Roadhouse, 4300 Kings Highway, Port
Chorlotte. 941-629-2114.
BINGO, 11 a.m. All proceeds benefit the
Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. Port
Charlotte Elks Lodge 2153, 20225 Kemnilworth
Blvd., Port Chorlotte 941-627-4313 ext. 115.


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leading the charge that will change the course of the
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Son of God
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must complete one last mission even if it means
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Pompeii
Runtime: 1 hr. 45 min. I PG-13 1 For intense
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brief sexual content
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Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds
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fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as
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is star-crossed; Beverly is dying from consumption, and
Peter is marked for death by his demonic former mentor,
Pearly Soames (Russell Crowe). Peter battles the forces
of time and darkness to save Beverly, even as Pearly does
everything in his power to defeat him.
The LEGO Movie
Runtime: 1 hr. 41 min. I PG I Rude humor and
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Emmet (Chris Pratt), an ordinary LEGO figurine who
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Tamiami Trail, Venice. Phone: 941-408-9237.
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All-Florida Championship Rodeo is back in Arcadia


By DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT
"The Grandaddy of 'Em All."
That's what they call the Arcadia All-Florida
Championship Rodeo.
It earned the name because when it opens up from
Friday, March 7, to Sunday, March 9, this year, it will
be the 87th annual event, making it the oldest rodeo
in the state of Florida.
The Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo,
Inc. has evolved from its pioneer beginnings, when
competing cowboys and ranchers matched their skills
for the entertainment of local audiences, to a national
sport drawing top cowboy athletes from all over
the nation. Cowboys who compete for purses and
points are aiming for the "Super Bowl" of rodeo: the
National Finals held annually in Las Vegas.
Judge Don T. Hall, president of the Arcadia Rodeo
Association, says that one of the ways the rodeo
continues to be successful after all these years is
by being a place where the cowboys want to come
compete.
"They love this big open arena that we have," he
said. "They like to come and they have a chance to
have a good payday. We've added more prize money
and it keeps the cowboys happy."
The whole show lasts about two and a half hours
and is a non-stop energetic performance, with all
the traditional rodeo events, like bareback riding,
steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, barrel
racing, team roping, tie down roping and the lovely
quadrille. There is even a "shoot out" scene that the
kids will love.
Apparently the Tater Bluff Gang is back at it
again this year, riding into town looking for trouble.
The core group of Arcadia community members


IF YOU GO
WHEN: Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 9.
Gates open at 11 a.m. and rodeo performances
start at 1 p.m.
WHERE: The Arcadia Rodeo, 124 Heard Street,
Arcadia.
TICKETS: Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-
served basis, and are $30 and $25 for premium
seats and $20 for reserved seats for adults and
$15 for children 11 and under.
INFORMATION: Parking is available on both the
north and south side of the Arena. Handicapped
Parking is located on the south side. Parking is
$5 per vehicle (price may vary with vehicle size).
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit
the website at www.arcadiarodeo.com, or call
800-749-7633 or 863-494-2014 in DeSoto County.

in this "gang" have been performing at the rodeo
since 1966. The skit is a light, humorous portrayal
of a band of misfits and the town that foils their
nefarious plans.
And as proof that you can indeed teach an old
dog new tricks, the rodeo arena will be getting a
very special addition this year. Judge Hall said the
rodeo board was thrilled about this new concept for
their show.
"We will have a Jumbotron, which will give the
ability for an instant replay," he said. "This is the first
time we've ever done it, and we're really excited
about it. You won't have to miss anything."
The Jumbotron will be hanging right above the
scoreboard and will allow visitors to more easily keep
up with the leader board and see who is winning in
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Bull riding is dangerous and difficult.


RODEO
FROM PAGE 8
various events.
Also new this year will be the appearances by Keith
Isley, a rodeo entertainer whose comedy routines
consist of trick roping, high impact-low impact aerobic
workout, various animal routines and trick riding. He
recently won the 2013 Professional Rodeo Cowboys
Association (PRCA) Comedy Act of the Year, and will be
a bull fighter and barrel man in the Arcadia Rodeo.
Judge Hall says that if you've never been to the
rodeo before, or even if you go every year, you won't
want to miss this one. "It's a high-energy show and
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energy high."
The rodeo is from Friday, March 7, through Sunday,
March 9. Gates open at 11 a.m. and rodeo perfor-
mances start at 1 p.m. at the Arcadia Rodeo, 124
Heard Street, Arcadia. Tickets are sold on a first-come,
first-served basis, and are $30 and $25 for premium
seats and $20 for reserved seats for adults and $15 for
children 11 and under.
Parking is available on both the North and South
side of the arena. Handicapped parking is located on
the south side. Parking is $5 per vehicle (price may
vary with vehicle size).
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit
the website at www.arcadiarodeo.com, or call
800-749-7633 or 863-494-2014 in DeSoto County.



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Agave Mexican Grill opens in Arcadia


E/N/C/.' March 5- 11,2011


By DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT
Anna Merlo is a hands-on restaurant
owner.
Having worked in restaurants for
quite a few years, she opened up her
own Mexican eatery, Agave Mexican
Grill, about two months ago on
Arcadia's historic Oak Street. Since
then, Merlo has been open six days
a week for lunch and dinner, all the
while staying in close proximity to
every aspect of the business.
"We worked too much for other
people, and just wanted to have our
own place," she said. "What I do is
make sure everything is going well."
That means spending time not only
in the back of the restaurant, but also
in the front, talking to customers and
making sure they have what they need.
The restaurant is gaining in popularity,
as word of mouth and good reviews are
making their way around. One of the


main reasons is the obvious authenticity
of the food.
Agave's menu is full of traditional
favorites, like chimichangas and
chilaquiles, which are corn tortillas
with cooked chicken, eggs and cheese.
From beef and pork, to chicken and
seafood, this is real Mexican food.
"This type of cooking comes from
my mother-in-law," Merlo said. "Her
recipes are all from Mexico, where she
is from, and she gives them to us."
The fajita mixes, which you can get
with beef, chicken, shrimp, sausage,
or all together, are very popular menu
items at Agave, but Merlo says she
has something new on the menu that
is also getting a lot of attention. The
MoFonGo plate is an entree with a
combination of green plantains and a
choice of pork or shrimp in a special
sauce. Most entrees are served with
rice and beans.
Merlo says that she is thankful for
the support she has received from


the Arcadia community since her
restaurant has been open. And
though there are only a handful of
Mexican restaurants in Arcadia, she
feels that Agave stands head and
shoulders above the rest.
"It's the food we serve, how
we serve the food and how we
treat our customers," she said.
"Everybody here has been so
supportive and nice. I've been
seeing people coming back time
and time again and that's a
good thing."
Agave Mexican Grill is at
1305 East Oak St., Arcadia and
is open from 10a.m. to9 p.m.
Tuesday through Sunday. It's
on one of the main streets in
town, so if you're headed to the
Arcadia Rodeo this weekend,
Agave would be a great place
to stop for lunch or dinner.
For more information, please call
863-993-9003.


Agave Mexican Grill has been open
in Arcadia for two months.


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March 8 & 9,2014
Saturday 10-5 Sunday 10-4
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DINING OUT VENICE GO


Comfortable dining in the Living Room

By CHRIS KOURAPIS m.--
SUN CORRESPONDENT I.,H 'BB fc i ^^^^^^^^^I^ ^^^^^^^B


When four good friends decided
to purchase a coffee shop and turn
it into a fine-dining establishment,
they had grand ideas.
According to one of the owners,
Greg Gover, "We knew that we
didn't want a 'people factory,'
and we wanted our guests to
enjoy fine dining in a relaxed
setting. We decided also that
in our restaurant, diners would
taste the quality of our dishes
because we would use only the
freshest ingredients."
Planning menu choices was not so easy, however.
After months of deliberation, Greg Gover, Kevin
Goncalo, Brian Richardson, and Jerry Epifanio came
up with the perfect plan.
"Our final decision differed greatly from our very
first, much grander vision," explained Gover, "but we
knew it would work because it met an undiscovered
need in the Venice area."
In "The Living Room" they would serve their
guests delicious stews or baked dishes requiring
hours of preparation, reminiscent of family meals at
home. After all, who wouldn't enjoy a loaded baked
potato or mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce as an
appetizer?
Lunches would include a soup of the day, fresh
salads, meatloaf or sausage and peppers sandwiches,
and the ever popular classic grilled cheese made
with a choice of freshly baked bread and select
cheeses.
After just four months, the results of the


friends' efforts are overwhelming.
Business is brisk. They're open seven
days a week for lunch and dinner, provide
happy hours, and take reservations.
In the evening, musician Victor Kater (Victor fr 'ni
Argentina) plays soothing background music, soft
jazz played on his electronic piano and synthesizer
An array of wines and brews are readily available
and guests who prefer cocktails may order premi:e.
drinks such as Malibu Rum, Jim Beam, and Kahlua
The Living Room is located in a shopping center
facing a busy intersection where Route 776 meet;
U.S. 41.
Once inside, however, diners will appreciate the
soothing, dim lighting, warm hues, and eclectic
furnishings.
"We selected furniture from thrift stores," said
DINING 112


The Living Room, located at 2357 S. Tamiami Trail in Venice has
become a popular gathering place for locals and visitors.
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Diners may choose to
enjoy wine, appe-
tizers, or dinner in a
living room setting
at"The Living Room"
in Venice.


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PUNTA GORDA
'Love Letters'to be performed
The play"Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney will be
presented on Sunday, March 9, at the Punta Gorda
Women's Club on Sullivan Street in Punta Gorda.
The story of Andy and Melissa unfolds through
their letters to each other over the decades,
from meeting in the second grade through life's
disappointments and celebrations, despite distance
and difference.
"Love Letters"features Sherry Campbell Bechtold
and George Sullivan. Both have extensive theatrical
acting, directing and stage production experience in
New England. Sherry now lives in Punta Gorda, and
George is a winter resident of Sarasota. It is directed
by Ralph and Marion Barnes, who have worked
with Lemon Bay Playhouse and Venice Theater for


many years and live in Nokomis.
Curtain is at 5 p.m. March 9. Tickets are $12
and proceeds will be donated to the Punta Gorda
Historical Society. Refreshments will be served
at intermission. Call 617-827-0714 or email
sherrybechtold@yahoo.com for reservations.

PORT CHARLOTTE
Popping the Cork on Cancer II
The Relay for Life Port Charlotte wine tasting
event will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday,
March 27 at Lexington Manor, 20480 Veterans Blvd.,
Port Charlotte. Tickets are $25 and only 125 will be
sold. The event will feature a silent auction, cork
pull, hors d'oeuvres and music. For more informa-
tion, call Ken Johnson at 941-625-1167 or email
BettyKenneth@embarqmail.com.


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10:30 Doors open, Chinese Raffle
11:30 Lunch (by Wood Street Grill)
12:30 Fashion Show
1:30 Door Prizes
WHERE: Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association
2001 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda
ADMISSION: $20
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What's going on at the Venice Art Center?
"Member's All Media Spring Show"
Exhibition
March 7- April 4
Reception March 7, 5 7pm


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Sea Venice Auction
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WHAT: Teams of 2 or 3
women vying to bring
back the heaviest bag
of ten ladyfish
WHY: To raise funds
for an all-women
homebuilding project
in Charlotte County -
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Bacon's leather recliners, a guided
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golf at St. Andrews South, three pink
fishing rods, custom shirts printed with
the winning fish & much more!
2ND PLACE: A guided fishing trip for the
team, three pink fishing rods and
dinner for five!
3RD PLACE: Three pink fishing rods and
five King Fisher Fleet cruise passes!
Heaviest and lightest individual
ladyfish: A guided fishing trip and a
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Anna, Sarah, Matt, and Sammy Tondra taking in the view at the Venice Fishing Pier on Venice Beach.


Stefan Stefanov and Elena Stefanova posing with souvenirs at the
Cirque Italia during its tour stop in Punta Gorda.


Ken and Jeanniene Ritacca volunteering at Oscar
Scherer State Park in Osprey.


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and Bill Anstine
enjoying a day at
the Venice Beach
on their vacation
from Ohio.


Nancy Prentice and Sue Mccann enjoying an after-
noon lunch at Sweet's Diner in Port Charlotte.



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Escarmont,
Darrion
Wallace, and
Dana Moore
enjoying an
afternoon
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S-, Esperanza
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.... Port Charlotte.


Stephen and Amy Morrison enjoying a day together at the annual
feast and carnival hosted by the Italian American Club of Venice.


At right:
People who
turned out for
the first-ever
Celtic Ray
Charity Disc
Golf Tourna-
ment which
benefited AMI
Kids Cross-
roads at North
Charlotte
Regional Park
in North Port.


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March 8 New Odyssey
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yielding an incredible assortment of


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routines mixed with a unique
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will entertain you like never before!

April 4 Entertainment Revue
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dance ensemble features a .
cast of 20 young girls ages
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Getting cool at the


Sarasota Chillounge

By DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT IF YOU GO
On Saturday, March 8, the parking lot of the WHAT: Sarasota Chillounge
Westfield Southgate Mall in Sarasota will be WHEN: Saturday, March 8, frorr 7' p m
transformed onto a one-of-a-kind outdoor luxury midnight.
lounge setting. WHERE: The northwest corner ,:,fOWe r;
Chillounge is an annual event, having been started Southgate's parking lot, on the (orer ,:,i
byfounder Rainer Scheer seven years ago. Scheer is Tamiami Trail and Siesta Drive, Sara; :a
a longtime Sarasota resident, and owned a gallery NFO: Admissionis $30 per perso'na
on tony Palm Avenue for quite a while. But when (must be 21 or older). Advance :,i.et; a
the economy started to flounder on the Suncoast, he for $25 and available at www.c-iil:,unr.
started brainstorming about ways he could entice com. A limited number of VIP tilel,
potential customers back to his gallery. These include complimentaryfcod be,
"Business was slow and I was thinking about and gift bags for the ladies. The VIP L,:,u
something to attract more people to the downtown an exclusive roped-off section, arnd Ii,..
area," he said. "The first Chillounge event was a availablefor $90. To purchase tiIl. Via
totally unique concept." call 888-695-0888. Reserved seatirir ,:,p
Scheer's idea was to create "the ultimate in cool" range from $250 for two genera I ajnii;
outdoor event, which he did after purchasing two tickets and a catwalk-side daybed t,:, t'
semi-trucks full of unique outdoor lounge furniture. 6 VIP admission tickets and a cabana ,,
With those furnishings, he produced a private, and beverage service. Check oul all re,
upscale nightclub experience, with everything online at www.chilloungenight.(,:'n
needed to make that happen. ,
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concept to expand to additional Florida cities, like course of the evening, will be the :lh h
Tampa, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Delray Beach and Night production.
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CHILLOUNGE
FROM PAGE 16
"We create a beautiful atmosphere and provide an
experience that combines music, fashion, dance and
great food," Scheer said. "All within an elegant setting
that offers a perfect place to have fun, meet people
and chill."
This year's event will be staged in the northwest
corner ofWestfield Southgate's parking lot, on the
corner of U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail and Siesta Drive.
Hundreds of chic daybeds, cabanas, and other
outdoor furnishings will occupy approximately


30,000 square feet to create a cozy, comfortable
setting for the evening.
The event starts at 7 p.m. and runs through
midnight.
"We'll be surrounded bytents and I'll have a huge
stage with a catwalk," Scheer said. "Westfield has
more space (than his former Palm Avenue venue),
and we will have valet parking. Later, we can do the
fireworks from the roof of the mall."
Sam Davidson, Westfield's District Marketing
director, said the mall is happy to host this event for
the very first time.
"We are very excited to partner with Rainer
Scheer's Chillounge Night," he said. "Chillounge


Night is a staple event throughout Florida and it's an
honor to be the host venue in Sarasota. This event
caters to our core shoppers and the partnership with
Chillounge Night is a perfect match."
In addition to the fireworks show, the evening will
feature local fare and libations, eclectic entertain-
ment, like live music from SoulRcoaster and DJs,
a dance floor, a fashion show sponsored by Style
Magazine and Samba dancers. One of the biggest
additions to this year's show are four options for
reserved seating a daybed along the stage/run-
way, private waiter service, tents or private cabanas.
With its big city nightclub atmosphere, Scheer said
this unique event promises to be a fun Saturday night


for Suncoast adults.
"We'll have great entertainment and Girls Inc. will
be our charity for the night," he said. "It will be a
wonderful night out."
Admission is $30 per person at the door (must be
21 or older). Advance tickets are on sale for $25 and
available at www.chilloungenight.com. A limited
number of VIP tickets will be sold. These include
complimentary food, beverages, and gift bags for
the ladies. The VIP Lounge is an exclusive roped-off
section, and tickets are available for $90. To purchase
tickets via phone, call 888-695-0888.
For more information, visit www.chilloungenight.
com.


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EXHIBITORS
The Fishery Restaurant in Placida


Johnston Jewelry
Macquire Wind Spinrners
Zallo Jewelry
Wfitlock Paintings
Whippie Wood Set
Town Hars
Homoson Sanders She'll Art
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Sail Again Bags
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GO AT THE THEATER


Classic thriller with a dose of mystery in'A Touch of Danger'


By CHRIS KOURAPIS
SuN CORRESPONDENT
Everyone is a suspect in The Lemon Bay
Playhouse's latest production, "A Touch of Danger" by
Francis Durbridge.
Chock full of unexpected developments and deceit-
ful characters, this play will challenge audiences
who love mystery and intrigue. The action takes
place in the living room of author Max Telligan's
apartment in London's Sloane Square after he
returns home to discover his wife and his secretary
reading his obituary in the evening newspaper.
Telligan, played by Jim Choate, gets caught up
in highly dangerous and unlikely situations.
In September, Choate, who has two degrees in
Theatrical Performance and a master's degree from
Virginia Commonwealth, relocated to Englewood
from Virginia where he acted and directed plays
for years.
"I love to create a separate reality," he
explained. Now that he's not acting professionally
Choate is overjoyed when audiences applaud. "It's
payment enough," he believes.
His wife, Jessie, a former high school English
teacher and drama coach, plays the part of Liz
Ferber, Telligan's secretary.
"I was a bit worried about acting with a British
accent," she added, "but I've been practicing by
listening to tapes. I'm looking forward to seeing the
audience react in shock and surprise during this play."
Harriet Telligan, Max's soon-to-be ex wife, a
real nag, is played by Maureen Young. Young was
Madame Brassilhov in "The Good Doctor" and
Truvy in "Steel Magnolias." She played Mary (with
a British accent) at Venice Playhouse in "Run for
Your Wife." Graham Digby, a smart inspector, is
played by Paul Mullen who has acted in over


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The Cast of"A Touch of Danger." Back: Jim Walsh (Jeff Seago), Paul Mullen (Graham Digby), Charlie Tyler
(Vincent Crane), Murray Fitzhugh (Lloyd Mitchell), Jennifer Lewis (Rose). Front: Wendi Scianna (Connie
Palmer), Jim Choate (Max Telligan), Maureen Young (Harriet Telligan), Jessie Choate (Liz Ferber).


100 productions in Venice and Englewood.
He was Paul in "My Three Angels."
Lloyd Mitchell, a not-too-apt character, is
portrayed by Murry Fitzhugh, who has performed in
"This Dayand Age" and "Last of the Red Hot Lovers"
at LBPH. Charlie Tyler, famous for his portrayal of
Elwood P. Down in "Harvey," is Vincent Crane. Jeff
Seago, the golf pro with an eye for the ladies, is Jim
Walsh, who acted as the idealistic reporter, Paul
Verrall, in "Born Yesterday."
According to Walsh, "Seago is arrogant, but he may
be the onlyfriend that Max Telligan thinks he can
rely on."


Olendi Soanna play' (onnie f'alnier Seaqo'.g ,irlfriend
"She', quiJ e the tart" aid S i3 rirnni3 "hi i:,inly
my e :ir i play ar I'n, really eri:yiq r.lthe rile a, I
get t,:, thin,: .I, haven't tried befl re lil.e ,peal. with
a br1han h ert"
3Soarina ari3 3(led 3a Myrtle May Sininion:ri in "Harvey"
Tie par t of: :oe a waitre" i' played by rievwonier
Jennifer Lew,'
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Liz Ferber(Jessie Choate) questions Lloyd
Mitchell (Murray Fitzhugh) in a scene from "A
Touch of Danger" playing from March 12-April 6
at the Lemon Bay Playhouse in Englewood.


Inspector Graham Digby (Paul Mullen) asks
Max Telligan (Jim Choate) to identify a murder
victim in The Lemon Bay Playhouse production
of "A Touch of Danger:'
Mar(h 12 ,hrruqh April 3:,1 a Lemon 3Bay f'layhue
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Happy Hour*
Monday-Friday 2-6, \
Saturday 4-6, Sunday 4-6


Early Dining
5:00-6, $11.95*
Featuring "English Style" Filet Mignon, Shrimp Risotto
Ask for our Early Dining Menu
*Not valid on holidays.

Now introducing for the
discriminating guest:


* 4 new temperature-controlled
wines, rated 90 points or higher,
by the glass!

* Farm-to-table "Worden Farm"
vegetables served with all
our specials.

* Dry pack scallops
with Sriracha buttersauce

* Pan roasted Duck breast.
Lingonberry demi glace


* Doug's "Big Dog" wine list-the best in town!


S. Call for info on-the ".'Tavern"
for your par. Gr.evnts :

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All proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward the
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7-Day Silent Auction at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda
Saturday, March I "st from 12noon Saturday, March 8th 12noon
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Cafeteria 809 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda
Bid on items including gift certificates/cards, jewelry, artwork, sporting goods, gift baskets,
plants, appliances and more! For more information please contact Teri Ashley at 941.637.2550
or email teri.ashley@hma.com A Riverside Rox Event

The Kollections at Gatorz
Friday, March 7th from 6pm- 10 Opm
Gatorz 3816Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte
Enjoy a variety of music you know and love. $10 CD proceeds benefit the Homeless
Coalition. For more information please contact Claudia DeBruyn at 781.799.7570 or email
claudiadebruyn@yahoo.com A Charlotte Band Together Event

The Archers at Wyvern Hotel
Friday, March 7th starting at 7pm
Wyvern Hotel 101 E Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Buy a $5 raffle ticket for a chance to sing with the band. All raffle proceeds benefit the
Homeless Coalition. For more information please contact Claudia DeBruyn at 781.799.7570
or email claudiadebruyn@yahoo.com A Charlotte Band Together Event

The Crashers at TT's Tiki
Friday March 7th from 6pm- 10 Opm
TT's Tiki 33 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda
Enjoy funk, rhythm and groove. Asking for donations to the Homeless Coalition. For more
information please contact Claudia DeBruyn at 781.799.7570 or email
claudiadebruyn@yahoo.com A Charlotte Band Together Event

The Archers at TT's Tiki
Saturday March 8th from 6pm- 10 Opm
TT's Tiki 33 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda
Buy a $5 raffle ticket for a chance to sing with the band. All raffle proceeds benefit the
Homeless Coalition. For more information please contact Claudia DeBruyn at 781.799.7570
or email claudiadebruyn@yahoo.com A Charlotte Band Together Event

Copperhead at Looney Bin
Saturday March 8th starting at 9pm
Looney Bin 1182 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte
Enjoy amazing southern rock music. Asking for donations to the Homeless Coalition.
For more information please contact Claudia DeBruyn at 781.799.7570 or email
claudiadebruyn@yahoo.com A Charlotte Band Together Event

The Crashers at White Elephant Pub
Saturday March 8th from 7pm- I I pm
White Elephant Pub 1855 Gulf Blvd, Englewood
Enjoy funk, rhythm and groove. Asking for donations to the Homeless Coalition. For more
information please contact Claudia DeBruyn at 781.799.7570 or email
claudiadebruyn@yahoo.com A Charlotte Band Together Event


7,Day Silent Auction
The Derby race horse (team) Riverside Rox" will raise needed
funds over the next three months for our local Homeless Coalition
An amazing silent auction will take place in the
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda cafeteria from:

Noon, Saturday, March 1
until
Noon on Saturday, March 8

Auction items can include:
Gift certificates/cards, jewelry, sporting goods, gift baskets
lottery tickets, plants, appliances, patio items, and more!
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda
809 East Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
I ___________________ F'mre Iformtion-cal Te- -hly at (941) 6372SS

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HOMELESS
CHARLOTTE COUNTY HOMELESS COALITION
BOWLING TOURNAMENT
TREASURE LANES
-* <^ 1059 TAMIAMI TRAIL
'PORT CHARLOTTE
SATURDAY March 29. 2014 '


50-50 RAFFLE
Bowling To Help the Homeless


CHECK IN 2:30 PM
BOWLING STARTS 3:00 PM
Bowling For A Cause
Bring the Family


Silent Auction
Help the Families in Need


ENTRIES CLOSE Saturday March 22,2014
COMPANY/TEAM NAME:
$20.00 PER PERSON 4 PERSON TEAMS
3 GAME REGULAR BOWLING


For,, e nfr, ti, onAt JmKelley LM625 6738
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: CHARLOTTE COUNTY HOMELESS COALITION
MAIL TO: JIM KELLEY -432 HALLCREST TERRACE PORT CHARLOTTE FL 33954
OR DROP OFF TO JIM KELLEY AT BB&T 19720 COCHRAN BLVD PT CHARLOTTE
KIDS WELCOME: TEAM MUST HAVE 1 ADULT
SPONSORS:


Saturday, March 29th Check-in starts at 2:30pm, Bowling starts at 3pm [-- .... ___ u.
Treasure Lanes 1059 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte .1
Enjoy 50/50 raffle, prizes, trophies and a silent auction! Entries close Saturday, March 22. $20.00 per person/4 person teams with 3 game
regular bowling. For more information contact Jim Kelley at 941.625.6738 A Cracker Joe Event


Saturday,April 5th Start time is I Oam to 7pm at participating locations in Port Charlotte. Price is $100 per foursome, mini-golf par 3 at each
of 9 locations. For more information and to register please contact Denise Dull at 941.626.9439 A MoreThanHope Event

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Sunday,April 6th from 4pm 6pm
Catania's Winery 524 Paul Morris Dr, Englewood
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a variety of wines, hors d'oeuvres, cheese, and live music by Bob Suder. Rain location TBD. $20 donation -
reservations required. Please call Leon Burns at 941.697.3223 or Sharon or Denny Borchardt at 941.474.751 I A Manasota Manatee Event


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DERBYg s Ct CyHOMELESS

Racing to help the homeless in Charlotte County


For ongoing event information during the race, watch for this
ad running weekly in Let's Go or go online to
www.cchomelesscoalition.org/derby.
We encourage you to support the volunteers participating in the
Derby in any way you can. Thank you and enjoy the race!


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Rising young stars to appear



with North Port Concert Band


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On Sundayy March 23. at .. p pn the Nil:irlth
f'ort Co:ncert Band wvIll projdly pre',ent G.eoffrey
a.3llarine a I3-year-ol trjnpe(, c:rnel rliuqal horrid
o loi ,'t, era:r airea[ the .3 Perfori:rnnrq Arn; Ienter
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3a ae 4 e,:frey ha; perf:rned in preiQ,):,Jiu
venrje al:'inn ;de di;jirnji ihe, arli; ,; all acr,:, i the
country not only a', a co:ncert band 'o,:lo,.t but al',,o
a; :l:i;. vvih orc(her;ra; a; a featured la ,, 'loi.'
a nrialinal arntheIm performer and a a church

Bythe age of 6, he had already been a guest
soloist with the likes of the Louisville Orchestra,
The Duke Ellington Orchestra, appeared at the


prei; I ruiOu. Kennedy C1enter anrid at :. year, o:f ae
the v:,'uriqe in;ruij enr al; ever o:, perform atni
the White Hou',e He hi.; appeared ,on ne ovv,:,rl.
televi;'i:rn n r rE ; ,nir ht .ho v vith lay Lenr:
(B.S Morn iirQ .h,',vv and B1 ;,' ; :'lday .h,:,V
.e,:, ha al;aI :, perf,:,rnied ,iIth :,nie ,:If the rne t;
.;vniphn:,r barnd, in the Unitd .ate r i(hjudrin
1I Naval A(aen'y Band anid in "1' he iaj;
a((,orled t:he honor ,:,f Que; l al t he.rr annual
(o,:nventi ,n oif the Aof:o ain o, ,oncert' Band', of
hcrh the No:,rth liF':r i C(,n(ert Band i; a nienitler
In he r 1. realm he ha; ;hared he ;1aile vvith
many 1a Qreal;i mcludhriQ Maynard FerQui,,,n r id.
Hyman Earl kjluQrh Harry Allenr anrid (hnri; B:,lli vvhi:
described Geoffrey"as an incredible talent.
I have never seen such a rare gift."
Geoffrey will be performing several selections


with the or(cer t Band inriijc Thj, e |
Carnival Q:,f Venre as well as a duel wlil-
prano Marcella 3 Br rwn a :3 ,-year-,:,l, -:l
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hja per f,,rnield in eleitel vernije in
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niarn(e vih the :harl,,lle .Syniph,,nyv
IrChetr3 and ill be perfornii, Q a[ 3
C3rnei.e Hall in lev '',:irl. i vy later rhir
year a3 part ,f3 ea erie ,:,f (,,n(er i thr uiijqh
Di'n~ ,ii.:l heil ,:,rn(ert: Inter ainal, n31 : e,f Vlle 'orl.
fiiI.et' for hi (:, n(errj and all (:rni(erl for the
ll,:,rh PFr :n(ert Band are available ,nhline rl
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On Sunday, March 23,
at 3 p.m. the North
Port Concert Band
will proudly
present, Geoffrey
Gallante, a
13-year-old
trumpet/
cornet/flugal
horn soloist
extraordi-
naire at the
North Port
Performing
Arts Center.


I EVENT THIS WEEK


PORT CHARLOTTE


'Bandstand Harmony' presented
by The Suncoast Statesmen
The Suncoast Statesmen will have a great,
entertaining musical show entitled "Bandstand
Harmony"at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 8, at the
Cultural Center Theatre, 2280 Aaron St., Port
Charlotte. The male chorus will be singing familiar
favorites such as"Dream a Little Dream of Me,"


"Don't Blame Me;and many others as they make
repairs to a broken down Bandstand.
We have two wonderful guest quartets, namely
"The Humdingers"from the Orlando area and a
local Sweet Adeline quartet,"Tamiami Sound."
We will be awarding two scholarships to local
students, and we need your support so we can
continue this tradition next year.
Tickets are $20 and may be obtained by calling
941-625-4175 or purchased at the Cultural Center
box office.


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March 5-11,2014 E/N/C/V


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA & LEE COUNTY FAIR


The Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair is
dedicated to the agricultural and horticultural
advantages that are available through educational
and informative showcases that feature participating

WEDNESDAY,. MARCH 5
GATES OPEN AT 2:00 PM


STROLLING ACTS:
2:15, 5:00 & 8:00 pm One Man Band
2:30,5:15 & 8:00 pm- Funny Little People
2:15, 5:00 & 8:00 pm Scott's Magic Show
2:15, 5:30 & 8:30 pm Rock-It the Robot
3:30, 5:30 & 7:30 pm Dinosaur Walk
ACTS:
3:00, 5:30 & 8:00 pm Grizzly Experience
3:45, 6:30 & 8:30 pm Alligator Show
STAGE ACTS: (Civic Center)
2:30 pmro Hat Boys
3:30 pm CB Connection (Christine & Billy)
5:00 pm Don Falknor
6:00 pm Jay & Kay's Organ & Piano
7:00 pm Martha Crawley
LIVESTOCK PROGRAM:
5:00 pm Swine Cyclopean
5:00 pm Beef Breeding & Steer Skillathon
6:00 pm Steer Screening
6:30 pm Pee Wee/4-H/FFA Goat Showmanship
THURSDAY, MARCH 6
GATES OPEN AT 5:00 PM

STROLLING ACTS:
5:15 & 8:00 pm- One Man Band
5:15 & 8:00 pm- Funny Little People
5:30 & 8:30 pm- Rock-It the Robot
5:45 & 8:45 pm Dinosaur Walk
6:00 & 9:00 pm Scott's Magic Show
ACTS:
5:30 & 8:00 pm Grizzly Experience
6:30 & 8:30 pm Alligator Show
STAGE ACTS: (Civic Center)
7:00 pm Final Talent Show
LIVESTOCK PROGRAM:
6:00 pm Steer Show
6:30 pm Pee Wee Swine Show & Awards
7:00 pm Horse Costume Contest
FRIDAY, MARCH 7
GATES OPEN AT 5:00 PM
STROLLING ACTS:
5:15 & 8:00 pm One Man Band
5:15, 7:45 & 9:30 pm Funny Little People
5:30 & 9:00 pm Rock-It the Robot
5:45 & 8:45 pm Dinosaur Walk
6:00 & 9:00 pm Scott's Magic Show


youth from our community and surrounding counties.
The Lee County Fairgrounds are at 11831 Bayshore
Road, Fort Myers. The fair runs through Sunday,
March 9. Here is a schedule of the fair:

ACTS:
5:30,7:30 & 9:30 pm Grizzly Experience
6:30 & 8:30 pm Alligator Show
STAGE ACTS: (Civic Center)
5:00 pm Gospel Singing
i 6:00 pm Past Talent Show Winners
7:30 pm Michael King
LIVESTOCK PROGRAM:
6:30 pm Small Animal & Goat Auction
(Tinsley Pavilion Show Ring)
6:30 pm Horse Speed Show
SATURDAY, MARCH 8
GATES OPEN AT 12:00 NOON
STROLLING ACTS:
12:15,2:45,5:15 & 8:00 pm One Man Band
12:15, 2:45,5:15 & 8:00 pm Funny Little People
12:30,3:30 & 7:30 pm Dinosaur Walk
1:45,5:15 & 8:00 pm Scott's Magic Show
1:00, 4:30 & 8:45 pm Rock-It the Robot
ACTS:
12:30,4:30 & 8:00 pm Grizzly Experience
1:00, 5:00 & 8:30 pm Alligator Show
STAGE ACTS: (Civic Center)
1:00 pm Varsity Lakes Dancers
3:00 pm Lariats & Lace Cloggers
4:30 pm Adult Talent Show
7:30 pm Brooke Huffmaster
LIVESTOCK PROGRAM:
2:00 pm Livestock Sale
6:00 pm Fun Show Goat Agility
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12:15, 3:00 & 5:45 pm One Man Band
12:30, 3:30 & 7:30 pm Dinosaur Walk
1:00,4:30 & 7:30 pm Rock-It the Robot
1:45,5:15 & 8:00 pm Scott's Magic Show
ACTS:
12:30, 4:30 & 7:00 pm Grizzly Experience
1:00,5:00 & 7:00 pm -Alligator Show
2:00 pm School Booth Awards
12:00 pm Horse Fun Show
1:00 pm- Goat Show

Saturday March 81 & Sunday March 911
Autographs & Photographs with
Jimmy Riffle
of the Gator Boys


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Arcadia Rodeo Arena
124 Heard SL, Arcadia
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Grit, determination and skills such as horseman-
ship, roping and ground work as well as pride,
tenacity and enjoyment of teamwork contribute
to the tradition of the American ranch cowboy.
See first-hand the best working ranch cowboy
teams from around the state compete for the
right to represent Florida at the National Finals
in Amarillo, Texas. The working cowboy life-
style is set in some of the most pristine landscape
in North America. Now add extreme weather
conditions and challenging environments.
Imagine working in bay heads and swamps or
palmetto thickets and briar patches. Do that on
horseback for hours on end in blistering heat or
driving rain. These and many other elements are
what working cowboys face. To them, it comes
with the job! See how that working way of life
documented since the late 19th century came
to be a sport one of America's original sports,
Rodeo. That friendly competition among work-
ing ranches exists today in the Working Ranch
Cowboy rodeo. See for yourself!


Saddle bronc riding,
team branding, stray
gathering, wild cow
milking and team
penning represent the
challenges cowboys
face everyday in the
field. Come and experi-
ence it for yourself!


Fermata!

In music, finished or closed. A rest or note
held longer than usual. The last fermata of a
symphony may be prolonged by the conductor
for dramatic final effect.


Fermata for sure, and to our loyal patrons:
Grazie!

Thisconcertwill be a TRIUMPHANTfinaleto the
most successful season in the 40-year history
of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Four
successive sold-out concerts, wide critical
acclaim, the most professional musicians
we have ever assembled, a music director
whose "musicality" inspires the players to
peak effort and creates beautiful music.


Maestro Ponti will finish the season
"dramatic final effect" indeed.


with


Franz von Suppe's

Overture

Igor Stravinsky's

Pulcinella

Howard Hanson's

Symphony #2


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Charlotte Performing Arts Center
701 Carmalita Street,
Punta Gorda, Florida

Concert: 7:30 pm

At 6:30 pm, join Maestro Ponti as he unveils
the 2014 2015 Season programming.

Sale of season tickets will begin that evening.













OR C HESTRA

Charlotte County Florida

For pricing, seating and ticket information,

please call

941-205-9743

Sor go to www.charlottesymphony.com


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Las Vegas Legends returns to Breeze Theater


SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Las Vegas Legends with Jimmy Mazz returns
to The Breeze Theater on Friday, March 7. Enjoy a
musical journey through favorite songs from the
Las Vegas Strip over the years.
The Ramada Venice Resort is delighted to
announce two options: dinner and show or
show only. Dinner seating is 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
with a full menu selection available. Show only
tickets are $15 and showtime is 8 p.m. Reserve
your seats by calling the Ramada Venice Resort


at 941-308-7700. The Ramada Venice Resort is
located at 425 US 41 Bypass North in Venice.
"I just returned from performing at the Taj
Mahal in Atlantic City and I am looking forward
to bringing that energy and excitement to
Venice," stated Jimmy Mazz.
Jimmy's high energy and enthusiasm in Las
Vegas Legends is tempered only by his ultra
smooth vocals as he croons the tunes of the Rat
Pack, then quickly moves on to glide through his
impressions of favorite entertainers including
Tom Jones, Englebert Humperdinck, Tony


Orlando, Bobby Darin, Lou Rawl lony Benrineit
Frankie Valli and Neil Diamond, i' t to name a
few.
Jimmy honors
"The King," Elvis
Presley, with a
very amusing
parody, then
keeps moving and
crooning as he


covers many more
greats like Louis
Armstrong, Jimmy
Durante, Johnny
Cash, Ray Charles,
Michael Buble,
Rod Stewart,
Elton John and
The Boss, Bruce
Springsteen. In
typical Jimmy
Mazz style, there
will be a few
surprises thrown
in for good
measure, like
maybe a quickie
from rocker Bon
Jovi. Las Vegas
Legends is never
the same show
twice.
Jimmy
Mazz is a
full-time


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journey through favorite songs from the Las Vegas Strip
over the years.


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Barbary Coast Dixieland Band returns to Venice


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

One of the top attractions of the
annual Venice Community Concert Series
has been the Barbary Coast Dixieland
Band.
On Saturday, the band will close out
the current series with two concerts at
3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Venice Presbyterian
Church.
Comprised of six musicians who play
a total of 18 different instruments, the
band has been performing since 1967
in their Bloomfield, Minn., hometown,
throughout the country and as far away
as Japan. The group began performing at
countless churches since 1984.
Band members include, according
to the band's website, group leader,
left-handed banjo/guitar player Dick
Petersen; Tom Andrews on drums,
clarinet, and vocals; Jim ten Bensel on
trombone, cornet, drums, and vocals;
Russ Peterson on trumpet, trombone,


sax, clarinet, flute, bass, and vocals; bass, and vocals. Dick Peterson is the group in 2009. According to the website,
Steve Pikal on bass, trombone, and only original band member. The newest he attended high school with Pikal who
piano; and, Fred Richardson on clarinet, member is Richardson who joined the joined the group in 1996.


PHOTO PROVIDED
One of the top attractions of the
annual Venice Community Concert
Series has been the Barbary Coast
Dixieland Band. Saturday, the band
will close out the current series with
two concerts: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at
Venice Presbyterian Church.


Sunday morning, the band will return
to the church to participate in the 9 a.m.
and 11 a.m. worship services.
To learn more about the band and to
order some of their 19 recordings, visit
barbary-coast.com.
Saturday's concerts will be at 3 p.m.
and 7 p.m. at Venice Presbyterian Church,
825 The Rialto, Venice, just south of
Venice Regional Medical Center.
Tickets for the concerts are $15 per
person and may be purchased during
office hours at the church, by phone
at 941-488-5525 or online at
venicecommunityconcerts.com.


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Sunnybreeze Golf Course: Affordable, natural, relaxed


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 they bought the course and embarked on a plan
for change and growth at 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 yards, the links style course can


Sbe completed in 45 minutes. iWe went from
9 to 18 to 27 to 36 holes,i Baker said.
Sunnybreeze's course is not part of a
real estate development. Golfers enjoy a
backdrop of 200-year-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. Practice
facilities include driving range and two
putting greens.
Baker also owns and partly designed a
course called Wicker Hills in Hale,
Michigan.
1I still actively manage Sunnybreeze. My
..,. wife is retired and my sister, Cathy
.... manages the Michigan course,i Baker said.
S .. 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 lost 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 with Barry Poole, the developer of Deer Creek
Motorcoach Resort, Baker hopes to build a Class A Motorcoach
Resort at the golf course.
Right now golfers can take advantage of a $250 annual
membership special with a $20 cart fee in the 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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PORT CHARLOTTE


'With a Little Help
from My Friends'concert
A concert titled "With a Little Help from My Friends,"
featuring 12 conductors, will be presented by the
Charlotte County Concert Band at 2 p.m. Sunday,
March 9, at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County.
To display the many talents of the band members,
conductor DeVere Fader has enlisted the aid of 11 other
members as guest conductors who will conduct musical
selections that they have chosen.
"We are fortunate to have many former band
directors and experienced musicians in our band,"says
Conductor Fader. "This concert will recognize them as
well as provide an opportunity for each to take the baton
and direct the band for a number."
Guest conductors and the instruments they are playing


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this season are Lynn Cleary, percussion; Bill Balawajder,
clarinet; Tom Course, bass clarinet; Ray Horton, trombone;
Gerry Hudson, French horn, Steve Newell, percussion;
Harry Guenther, trumpet; Cindy Partridge, French horn;
Candy Fader, baritone horn; and Andy Ellul, clarinet.
Selections by guest vocalist Melanie Moulton and the
band's vocal ensemble, the Bandettes, will complete the
program. Master of Ceremonies Dick Weber will be on
hand as announcer.
Conductor Fader notes that the program is a tribute to
all the band's "friends."The band depends upon its mem-
bers and a number of other volunteers who contribute
their time to provide the support that is required for the
band to present monthly programs.
A complete program listing is available at the band's
website, www.charlottecountyconcertband.com.
The Cultural Center is at 2280 Aaron St., Port
Charlotte. Tickets are $11 for members, $12 others, in
advance, $13 day of show, 941-625-4175.


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SUN CORRESPONDENT

The South Venice Civic Association will host a
dinner and Irish show with Ken McBride on Friday,
March 7.
All are invited to attend the dinner show, which
will be the first of its kind at the association.
"We do events here almost every month and we
thought a show like this would be a lot of fun," said
Karen Lewis, administrator for the association.
Ken McBride is a popular Irish performer around
Southwest Florida.
McBride is a native ofWaterford, Ireland, and
currently lives in "The Villages"in Florida.
"We know Ken because he used to play at T.J.
Carney's on the island all the time and there was
always a big crowd when he performed'said Lewis.
Tickets for the dinner and show are $20.
Cocktails will be available for purchase at 6:30 p.m.
and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
Dinner is a choice of corned beef, shepherd's pie or
vegetable lasagna. Lewis said that reservations are
required and the maximum number of tickets to be
sold will be 200.


"We've had a pretty good response with the ticke:
sales already;' said Lewis.
The organizer of the event is Elaine Jaffe, manager
at the South Venice Civic Association.
Jaffe said that part of the proceeds from this
benefit concert will go toward repair costs for the
roof of the building, and some will go to the general
maintenance fund of the organization.
"We are in the process of rejuvenating the civic
association'said Jaffe. "We have been doing a series
of events every month since November."
The association held a big New Year's Eve party as
well as an Expo in January, Jaffe said.
A big turnout is expected for the Irish dinner show
"Ken is superb he plays piano, sings and dance;
- he is the quintessential Irish performer,"said Jaffe
The mission of The South Venice Civic Association
it to protect, preserve, and improve the community's
character, condition and quality of life for the
residents and properties in and around the South
Venice Subdivision, according to the organization's
website.
The dinner and show will be held at the civic
association located at 720 Alligator Drive in Venice.
For tickets or more information, call 941-493-000,:.


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By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR


Sailing Sarasota Bay on
a boat bedecked with palm
trees is a must-do. !B .
The boat is LeBarge, which
sails morning, noon and W
evening from Sarasota's ,
Bayfront Park. There are I
other sightseeing boats on
the waterfront but there -
is only one with four palm "_ --
trees prominently displayed ~. .
on deck. The palm trees - :-
are large, easily seen and
real. There also are two
mermaids aboard.
The regular cruises
include a morning
Dolphin and Manatee
Watch cruise, afternoon
Sightseeing and Nature
Cruise and the Tropical
Sunset Cruise with live
entertainment. A full bar and light food menu is
available on every cruise. Scenery includes the
Sarasota skyline as well as some extraordinary
waterfront homes. Informative narration
appropriate to the theme of each cruise is the
frosting on the cake.
Specialty cruises punctuate the regular
schedule and for the past 22 years have included a
history-themed cruise sponsored by the Historical
Society of Sarasota.
Always different from year to year, the history
cruises feature local experts who address specific
topics relating to the area's history.
This year's 23rd annual history cruise, from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 9, will feature real
estate expert Harold Bubil. Bubil will speak
about waterfront real estate, point out famous
homes including some currently on the market
- construction and other issues relating to
waterfront property. A complimentary continental
breakfast buffet will be included and there will be
a cash bar.
Tickets for the history cruise are $40-$50 per
person. The $50 pass includes early boarding
privileges and complimentary beer, wine, soda or
bottled water from the bar. Reservations always
sell out early for this cruise.
Checks with names of participants can be sent


PHOTO PROVIDED BY LEBARGE


Yes, those are real palm trees atop the LeBarge
tour boat that offers day and evening tours
from downtown Sarasota.


to the Historical Society of Sarasota County at
P.O. Box 1632, Sarasota, FL 34230, but please call
first to make reservations for the cruise. To reserve
a spot, pay by phone, or for more information, call
the society office weekdays at 941-364-9076, or
visit HSOC.com.
Tour proceeds go toward maintaining the
society's historic Bidwell-Wood House (1882) and
Crocker Memorial Church (1901) on 12th Street
just off North Tamiami Trail.
Check-in for the history cruise is at 10:15 a.m.,
rain or shine. Be sure to turn your clock ahead on
March 9 so you don't miss the history cruise if you
manage to secure a ticket.
Prices vary for the regular LeBarge cruises,
depending on length of cruise and time of day.
Most of the regularly scheduled cruises are
$25-$28 per person and $20 for children aged
5-12. To learn more about LeBarge cruises
and specific prices, call 941-366-6116 or visit
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This show is a must-see for any Sinatra fan
a multi-extravaganza for the eyes and ears.
Tony Sands has incorporated stunning video
graphics that entice you the moment the
stage lights dim and the music begins.
It's as if Frank walked off the screen and
onto the stage to perform for the audience.
This one of a kind musical tribute to
Frank Sinatra staring Tony Sands is at
7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the North
Port Performing Arts. For tickets, call
866-406-7722.
"My parents played a lot of Sinatra music
when I was young. At 11, I started listening
to Frank real serious, like hours and hours,";'
he said. "But I kept it a secret. I never told
anybody what I was listening to, because I
was afraid I'd have a problem with it."
Well, his secret has long been out,
since he has appeared onstage in Atlantic
City, N.J., Reno, Nev., and Lake Tahoe,
Nev., as 01' Blue Eyes, paying tribute to his
legendary music. Tony Sands is now bringing
his multimedia solo show, "It Was a Very
Good Year"to theatres all across the U.S.
"The entertainment business is very,
> very tough, especially if you're
trying to do other people's


music," he said. "1 sang at piano bars in my
early 20s, but I really didn't start singing
professionally until
my 40s."
Sands, who now calls Delray Beach
home, recently toured with a Dean Martin
impersonator in a two-man show. And he
has just returned from Reno where he
was part of a Rat Pack tribute show -
Sinatra, Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. but
lately he has been concentrating on his solo
show.
"It's not just somebody going out there
and doing his music, but we tell a narrated
story, with multimedia projections at six
different points in his career,";' Sands said.
"We start in the big band era and we end up
at Madison Square Garden, the time he came
out of retirement."
Sands does not really care for the term
"impersonation,"though his vocal similarity
to Sinatra is impressive.
"When I sing it, my voice comes out
naturally like his,";' Sands said.
He said people of all ages enjoy his shows.
"When I do my shows there are always
people who are in their 20s, whose parents
probably played Sinatra's music, so it contin-
ues to be passed on from generation to
generation,";' he said. (r


Top of Billboard Chart
'60s
1964- I Want to Hold Your Hand" by the Beatles
1968 -"Love is Blue" by Paul Mauriat
'70s
1970 -"Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel
1975 "Best of my Love" by the Eagles
'80s
1980 -"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen
1986 -"Kyrie" by Mr. Mister
Motown Mood
The history y :of Detroit's Mo:,t:owAnIi music dates back to 1959. wAhen son:lgwrilter Berry Go:rdy
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the song :Coile t: Me BeIfo:re long. the cO:mnpany produced the hit Shop Ar:ound by the Mira-
cles, who wAere led by singer s:ingwnter Sin:key R,:bins,:n Other artists s:0:,n jo:ined the label
including Mar y Wells. the Mar velettes. the Co:nt:ours and Mar vin Gaye
When Mt:own shorlit ir the m:tlo:r tlo:wn :of Detr:)it really go:lt rolling. it was propelled by writer
producers Lami:nt D,:.iier and Brian and Eddie Ho:lland In 1963. beginning with Martha &', the
Vandellas' Heat Wave. they w,:ould produce 28 top 20 hits within three years Other giant pop soul
stars would be made. including the Supremes. the Four i:Tops. Stevie Wonder. Gladys Knight &', the
Pips, the Jacks:on 5. Jr Walker &', the All Stars. Edwin Starr. the Spinners. and Jimmny Ruffin
Songs such as the Supremes' Baby Lo:ve. Mar vin Gaye's I Heard it Thr:ough the Grapevine.
the Temptatio:ns' My Girl and Stevie Wonder's Superstiti:on are just a few classics spanning
Motown's golden decade :of 1962 to: 1971 Berry Go:rdy is the man wAhoi made it all happen with
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Last week, the trivia question asked: Name the amusing pop/rock band who had
several hit singles from 1965-69 and whose singers later joined Frank Zappa's group,
calling themselves Flo and Eddie.
Answer: The Turtles. The first reader to get it right was

Jack Best of Punta Gorda.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: Who is the singer/songwriter
whose 1988 single "Fast Car" became popular after she played a
concert on Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday?
(She also had a 1996 comeback hit with the
bluesy "Give Me One Reason.')
Ifyou think you have the right answer, email it to upbeata'sun-herald.com no later
than noon this Friday, and we'll publish your name as the winner with the correct
answer in next week's issue of Let's Go! Please include your name and city.


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Dynamic duo perform gypsy jazz and bossa nova beats


By CHRIS KOURAPIS
SUN CORRESPONDENT
If you're a fan of Jessie Cook or the Gypsy Kings, you'll
fall in love with KAJM.
Their music (like their name) may be unique to
Englewood audiences, but they draw a crowd of people
who enjoy gypsy jazz and foot-tapping bossa nova beats.
Keven Aland and Jon McLaughlin have combined the
first and last letters of their names to become KAJM, an
instrumental duo consisting of a violin and guitar.
Aland is a classicallytrained violinist who first performed
with the Venice Symphony at age 14. His teachers and his
parents encouraged him to give up sports and concentrate
on his music. The young, talented Aland went on to receive
highest honors in All-State Orchestra while attending high
school. After graduating from the University of Colorado at
Boulder Music School, Aland played with many symphony
orchestras including the South Florida Orchestra, Sarasota
Chamber Orchestra, Venice Symphony, Boulder Philharmonic
and Shostakovich String Quartet.
"After college, I toured and performed professionally in
the U.S. and Europe with groups ranging in styles from world
music to jazz. While touring, I discovered a passion for music
beyond classical," said Aland. "I also found myself fascinated


with 'Straight Ahead' jazz, a style between bebop and '60s
music that contrasts with smooth jazz."
Aland met guitarist Jon McLaughlin while both were
performing with the group Lotus Fire, a jazz combo noted
for their salsa, flamenco, and gypsy sounds. McLaughlin, a
talented guitarist and extremely gifted accompanist, studied
with Rex Willis while attending Florida College. He's a native
of Sarasota where he has performed with many rumba
flamenco/gypsy swing/tango bands including Los Listos, Los
Rumberos, Cabal, and Douce Ambiance. In addition to Lotus
Fire, he's a member of The Willie Royal Quartet.
Marie Laforge, who owns Mango Bistro in Englewood, is
happythat she discovered KAJM.
"It is incredible to be able to get these extremely
talented musicians to come and perform at our humble
little Bistro in quirky Englewood," she said. "The funny
part is that they love performing for our customers. We are
acquiring quite a reputation amongst Sarasota musicians."
Some of KAJM's signature songs include: "Midnight
Sun," "Take the A Train," "There Will Never Be Another You,"
"Girl From Ipanema," "How High the Moon," "Tico Tico,"
and "Misty."
Every fourth Friday of the month KAJM performs at
Mango Bistro, 301 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. Space
is limited, so you may want to call for reservations at


941-681-3500. You can learn ore.r
about KAJM, see their photos,
and hear some of their
arrangements at www.
gigmasters.com.
When not
performing in
Englewood,
both musi-
cians accept
students on a 2.
limited basis.
Aland, who
hastaught.. l
at Colorado --
State University ...:.
and Virginia Tech, is
currently teaching from
his studio in Nokomis. Lessons
are available for all skill levels focusing
on technique, intonation, tone and improvisation.
Contact him at kevenaland@gmail.com.
McLaughlin can be reached at bulerias128@gmail.com.
KAJM is available to perform at private parties, fundraisers,
and weddings.


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PORT CHARLOTTE


'Standing on the Side of Love'
A member's art show entitled "Standing
on the Side of Love"will be exhibited at the
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Charlotte
County, 1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte,
during the month of March. The gallery is open
from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and
Thursday, and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, or by appointment by calling
941-627-4303.
Two- and three-dimensional art works will be


shown, all interpreting UU principles of social
justice, diversity, environmental protection, and
love. Literal as well as loose interpretations will be
represented: what people cherish will be shown,
be it nature, humanity, or a spiritual practice.

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Gala to benefit Barrier
Island Parks Society
Barrier Island Parks Society, a 501(c)3
organization made up of local citizens from three
counties, will once again host the annual Green


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the Gulf Coast: Cayo Costa, Don Pedro, Stump Pass
Beach, and Gasparilla Island.
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exciting and unique live auction, and "something
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SPECTACULAR LAKEVIEW
from almost every room
3BD/2BA/2CG with heated pool
New A/C system, irrigation, pool
refinished And easy to
access hurricane shutters.
Priced at $310.000


ITALIAN STYLE HOME. Main house is
3BD/2BA, Guest house is 1BD/1BA, full
kitchen & laundry rm Heated pool,
oversized lanai Wood burning fireplace,
newer tile roof & more Great rental
history Virtual tour available
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Priced at $625,000


VI-NILt I-LANU M-IUIVIt
3BD/2BA/2CG and fully furnished
Recently updated, new plumbing
and more. Great rental history
Ready to move into today or use as
an investment Priced $359,900


VENICE PALMS BEAUTY 3BD/2BA/
2CG heated pool home Sold turnkey
furnished and ready to move into
today Maintenance Free
living with low monthly maintenance
A/C new in Aug 13 with
extended warranty Upgraded tile
floors thru out and much more
Priced to sell at $299,900


DIRECT GULF VIEW CONDO
Breathtaking views of gulf and heated
pool 2BD plus den/2BA/1CP, 6th fl
unit Turnkey furnished New hurricane
rated windows, bldg painted, Bldg
repiped and rebar replaced Short
walk to historic downtown
Venice Ave Pripced at 1349 500nn


BIRD BAY CONDOMINIUM
2BD/2BA with views of Curry Creek
Golfing community with lots of
recreational facilities
Pets allowed and W/D in unit
Newer A/C and water heater
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CAPRI WEST GOLFING
COMMUNITY 2BD/2BA/1CP condo
Direct golf course and lake views
Eat-in kitchen with stackable W/D
Small pets are allowed. Priced at
$119,900


BEACH FRONT CONDOMINIUM
2BD/2BA/1CP. Heated community
pool. 1st floor unit and turnkey
furnished. Nicely remodeled. Steps
to the beach
Priced $229,900


PELICAN POINTE GOLF & CC
Rated #1 gated golfing community 3 years in a row!
3BD/2BA/2CG with heated pool. Nice lake view with
private wooded area. A/C recently replaced and more!
Priced at $424,900 See virtual tour


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beach and downtown 2BD/1 BA,
guest parking, 1 month
minimum rental Turnkey furnished
and ready to move into. Low
monthly maintenance fees.
Priced at $124,900


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to sell at $164,900


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3BD + Den/2BA/1CG Heated salt water 3BD plus den/3BA/2CG Heated pool
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cabinets, stainless appliances, conran pump. Oversized lot 88'x153'.
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Large pool w/huge deck.
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PORT CHARLOTIIE $143,900
Open & spacious floor plan includes 2
Florida rooms & den that can be used
as a 3rd bedroom or office! Tile
throughout.
Kiki Sushko 941-416-0592


Waterfront oversized corner lot in
Burnt Store Lakes. The time has never
been better to invest in your future!
Buy now & build later!
Carol Gershowitz 941-875-3775
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PUNTA GORDA $45,000
Prime lakefront lot in Burnt Store
Lakes community. Tip lot with 158' on
the water. Perfect for your new home!
Tom Mattas 941-205-2102


PUNTA GORDA $159,000
Waterfront condo in Islander Point,
completely remodeled. Features 2BR/
2BA, fully furnished and turnkey.
Dave Leibman 941-380-3660
www bhhsfloridarealtycomn/C7051306


Home in Parkside area w/lots of
upgrades. Updates include new kitchen
appliances, roof & air handler. Nice
screened lanai & fenced yard.
Connie Nowell 941-628-0949
wwwbhhsflondarealtycorn/D5795444






PORT CHARLOTTE $111,500
Short Sale. Bank approved price. Pool
home in NY section of Port Charlotte.
Nice sized with family room in quiet
neighborhood.
Connie Nowell 941-628-0949
wwwbhhsflondarealtycorn/D5791887


PORT CHARLOTTE $159,000
Short Sale. Cash offers only. 3/2 block & stucco
home with den. Located in boating community
of South Gulf Cove. City water & sewer.
Connie Nowell 941-628-0949
wwwbhhsflondarealtycorn/D5796376






PUNTA GORDA $25,000
2/1 partially furnished mobile home.
Enclosed Florida room for additional
space.
Nancy Bell 941-380-3630
www bhhsflondarealty com/C7048816






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






PUNTA GORDA $169,000
Affordable waterfront in Pelican Pointe.
2BR/2BA home with spacious Florida
room. Multi level deck & gazebo w/
spa/hot tub installed in the floor.
Leo Roberts 941-916-0598


PORT CHARLOTTE $59,000
2/1 with nice sized Florida room,
workshop/storage, living room, dining
area, indoor utility & foyer. Great
investment opportunity.
Rosanne Linders 941-809-2053
wwwbhhsfloridarealtycomn/C7050446






PORT CHARLOTTE $115,000
Well maintained pool home in central
location. Close to shopping and restau-
rants.
Connie Nowell 941-628-0949
www bhhsfloridarealtycom/D5793196






PORT CHARLOTTE $174,900
Oversized saltwater sailboat lot with
views of the Harbor and access to the
Gulf.
Carol Wade 941-585-9599
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Cute 2/1 mobile home with partially
fenced yard and plenty of storage.
Nancy Bell 941-380-3630
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Second floor condo w/2BR/2BA. Lanai
overlooks Lionheart Waterway.
Community pool, shuffleboard & more.
Great for investment or vacation home!
Maurie Woosley 941-628-1822
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rooms, 2 baths, solar heated pool and 6
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room!
Rosanne Linders 941-809-2053
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Custom 3/2 pool home on lake,
Features formal living room, dining
room, & spiral stairs to a loft that over-
looks the pool & lake.
Tom Mattas 941-205-2102
www bhhsfloridarealty com/C7045151






PUNTA GORDA $45,000
Waterfront property on Heron Lake in
deed restricted Burnt Store Lakes.
Build your dream home here!
Carol Gershowitz 941-875-3775
www bhhsflondarealty cornm/C7051159


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Exceptional salt waterfront lot with 81 3/2/2 in the desirable 55+ community
ft of concrete seawall in Burnt Store of Kings Gate. Amenities include exer-
Isles. Sailboat access to the Harbor and cise rm., clubhouse, community pool
the Gulf and restaurant.
Maurie Woosley 941-628-1822 Rosanne Linders 941-809-2053
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PUNTA GORDA $189,500
Lakefront 3/2 home in Rio Villa Lakes.
55+ private-gated community with
pool, tennis court, clubhouse & fitness
center.
Leo Roberts 941-916-0598
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P U N TA GORDA $199,000
A boater's dream! 3 mins to the Peace
River, this oversized saltwater front lot
has a concrete seawall & fill. City
water & electric is right there!
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views over the lake & Charlotte Harbor. Harbor ,.,I penthouse w/pri-
2BR + den/2.5BA, 2 lg garages & stor- vate elevator. Open floor plan w/10'
age/workshop area in one garage, ceilings & more!
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Most desirable 3/3 end unit condo w/ Light & bright home on corner lot in
spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico. Japanese Gardens. Front living room
Within walking distance to Siesta Key with curved window & spacious din-
Village & a short drive to the #1 beach! ing area. Updated kitchen.
Debra Villari 609-458-4627 Jon Chabra/Dave Hoffa 941-223-2137
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SVENICE $114,900
Florida bungalow offering 3 bedrooms,
2 bathrooms, and a bonus room with
its own entrance.
Pam Copeland 941-716-2644
wwwbhhsfloridarealtycom/N5782805


VENICE $143,000
Lots of open space & just minutes
away from Manasota Beach. Split bed-
room plan. Very quiet street.
Sharon Beisser 941-716-3671
www bhhsfloridarealtycornm/N5782166


Waterfront pool home featuring 3 bed-
rooms, 2 bathrooms & 2 car garage.
Easy access to Charlotte Harbor and
the Gulf.
Maurie Woosley 941-628-1822
www bhhsflondarealty com/C7050803






PUNTA GORDA $729,000
Burnt Store Isles 4/2 pool home w/
200' seawall. Dock has 16,000 lb. boat
lift with water & electric.
Nancy Bell 941-380-3630
www bhhsflondarealty cornm/C7046711


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Spacious home on oversized lot in
Japanese Gardens. Walk or ride your
bike to Manasota Beach!
Jon Chabra/Dave Hoffa 941-223-2137
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VENICE $144,900
Furnished ground floor unit in
Estancias. Close to public beaches and
quaint downtown Venice shops.
Renovated kitchen.
Marian Metz 941-726-2699
wwwbhhsfl ordTreltv con/N5783388


PUNTA GORDA $989,000
This impressive home is made for
entertaining at its best. Canal views,
sun & boat docks, lift & pool/spa. 308'
of waterfront with quick Harbor access.
Nancy Bell 941-380-3630
wwwbhhsfloridarealtycomn/C7040569






VENICE $95,000
Desirable corner unit condo w/2
bdrms, 2 baths & 2 walk-in closets.
Maintenance free community of
Jacaranda Trace.
Debra Villari 609-458-4627


VENICE $158,000
Soaring cathedral ceilings w/ lots of
natural light, this house feels good
right from the front door! Open
kitchen w/ extra wide breakfast bar.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
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ings & lake view. Located in gated
community of Venetia. Cozy Lanai
with great views.
Debra Viliari 609-458-4627
www bhhsfloridarealty com/N5783329


I Great location near numerous beaches
and more. Expansive dining/living rm
area leads to enclosed sunroom.
Tropical lush landscaping.
Diane Fuchs 941-266-8006
wwwbhhsfloridarealtv cornm/N5780675


Freshly painted villa with 2BR/2BA/2CG
on a corner lot with lake views. Venetian
Golf & River Club is a secure gated com-
munity featuring world class amenities.
Marian Metz 941-726-2799
www bhhsflondareal com/N5782963






VENICE $216,900
3BR condo located on the third floor with a
2 car garage. Open split floor plan w/ slid-
ers from the master to the enclosed lanai.
Sharon Beisser 941-716-3671
wwwbhhsfloridarealtycom/N5782722


VENICE $174,500 VENICE $189,900
3BR/2BA condo only used season- Three bedroom, two bath pool home
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entry and spacious laundry room. ro W mn
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VENICE $239,900
Open floor plan, great curb appeal in
Venice Golf & Country Club. Tiled
throughout, lots of custom features.
Great lanai.
Debra Villari 609-458-4627
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Stunning 3BR/2.5BA two story home
in Stoneybrook at Venice. Freshly
painted, new laminate flooring, caged
lanai. Family community.
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VENICE $258,000
Freshly painted inside with sweeping
views of the golf course through french
doors. Stainless steel appliances in
kitchen & newly resurfaced pool.
Terry Bole 941-323-1818
www bhhsflondarealty cornm/N57833354


3 bedrooms + den, open kitchen w/ won-
derful upgrades, and oversized spaces
with lots of natural light. Stunning lake
views in Stoneybrook community.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5115
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Rarely available newer pool home in
Venice Golf & Country Club, built in
2003. Private location with lake views.
Terry Bole 941-323-1818
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Lovely Massari model offers a heated
saltwater pool with screened & cov-
ered lanai area overlooking the golf
course and water.
Judy Mazrin/Colleen Stone 941-922-7030
www bhhsflondarealty corn/N5783454


Amazing water views in this beautiful, Great room floor plan with 10 ft ceil-
well maintained home in Jacaranda ings and crown molding. Custom
West. Wonderful home for entertain- kitchen w/ stainless appliances, granite
ing. counters & more.
Sharon Beisser 941-716-3671 Karen Itjen 941-228-5553
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VENICE $345,000
Courtyard pool home with 3 bedrooms,
3 baths, and a 2 car garage. Beautifully
updated!
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
www bhhsflondarealty cornm/N5783167


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VENICE $375,000
Full Gulf of Mexico views from your
private lanai. Beach front condo, 1st
floor comer unit loaded with upgrades.
All new tile floors throughout.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
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VENICE $515,000
3/3/2.5 plus marbled pool area,
inground spa & serene sun bathing
area. Executive style office w/ lots of
granite. Venetian Golf & River Club.
Fred Sawyer 941-306-7757
www bhhsflondarealty com/N5781934


Custom built home with quality
upgrades. Double front entry doors,
12' ceilings, crown molding & large
sliders overlooking the lanai and pool.
Marian Metz 941-726-2799
wwwbhhsfloridarealtv corn/N5782644


VENICE $345,000
Immaculate extended Milano floor
plan has all the upgrades & architec-
tural details on your wish list, plus a 3
bay garage. Maintenance free.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
www bhhsflondarealtv cornm/N5783173


Maintenance free villa home in the
gated Venetian Golf & Country Club.
Almost 2200 sq. ft. of open living
space with pool & spa.
Judy Mazrin 941-922-7030
www bhhsflondarealty cornm/N5780669


Venice Golf & Country Club 3/3/3
pool home. Updates and breathtaking
views of the golf course.
Terry Bole 941-323-1818
www bhhsflonrdarealty cornm/N5783108


Rarely available location w/ superior
exposure from 1-75 & nearby established
businesses. Commercial Highway
Interchange lot with so much potential.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
wwwbhhsflondarealtv cornm/N5778427


VENICE $324,900
3/2 home with large screeened lanai
overlooking the lake. No neighbors to the
left or behind you for lots of privacy.
Diane Fuchs 941-266-8006
www bhhsflondarealty com/N5783268





VENICE $349,000
Courtyard home with three car garage.
Solar heated pool with fountain. Brand
new pool surface and pop ups.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
wwwbhhsflonrdarealty cornm/N5782810





VENICE $469,900
Custom built home with double entry
doors, spacious great room with tray
ceilings, crown molding & a wall of
sliding glass doors.
Marian Metz 941-726-2799
www bhhsflondarealty cornm/N5781737


VENICE $329,000
Immaculate Dona Bay in lovely, gated
Venetia. Totally open concept grea-
troom lifestyle includes 14 ft ceilings.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
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Former model home includes designer
furniture. Low annual fee w/ wonder-
ful amenities including community
pool in Lakes ofJacaranda.
Sharon Beisser 941-716-3671
www bhhsflordarealty corm/N5782093


Updated home w/ lake views & 3 car
garage. Gas fireplace in living room.
Lanai space features heated pool, sum-
mer kitchen, & hot tub.
Janice Keith 941-468-0808
wwwbhhsflonrdarealty cornm/N5783395


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Venice Office
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Venice, FL 34292

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BURNT STORE MARINA $132,900 BURNT STORE MARINA $154,900
Recently remodeled with new ceramic 3/2 with enclosed lanai. Turnkey fur-
floors, all new bathroom and fresh nished w/high ceilings, bright kitchen,
paint. Enclosed balcony for additional separate laundry & spacious 2 car
living space, garage.
Tom Mattas 941-205-2102 Di.nii, k..u-II.anII lim lana, 61-48580
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BURNT STORE MARINA $249,000
Ground floor 3 bedroom condo, fur-
nished turnkey with 2,000 sq. ft. under
air plus lanai! Updated kitchen with all
new appliances.
Diane Koughan 941-661-8580
www bhhsflondarealtycom/C7042520






BURNT STORE MARINA$429,900
3/3 wedge unit overlooking Charlotte
Harbor, designer decorated with an
extended private patio. Furnished turn-
key, move in ready!
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NOKOMIS $199,900
Beautiful 2BR/2BA villa on cul-de-sac
street. Granite counters in kitchen, wood
cabinets, crown molding & more!
Screened lanai.
Carol Simms/Jan Keith 941-685-3430
wwwbhhsflonrdarealty cornm/N5783121






NORTH PORT $59,900
2BR/1BA home lovingly cared for and
ready for its next owner. The exterior
of this home is neat, warm and invit-
ing.
Pamela Copeland 941-716-2644
wwwbhhsflnndarealtvoml/N5i7R?01Q9


NORTH PORT $165,000
Florida style home quiet area.
Features 3 spacious bedrooms w/split
floor plan plus an open bright kitchen.
Connie Nowell 941-628-0949
www bhhsflondarealtycom/D5793038


BURNT STORE MARINA $319,000
Furnished turnkey 3 bedroom condo
with amazing space! Freshly painted
second floor unit also offers a Ig. sin-
gle car garage.
Diane Koughan 941-661-8580
www bhhsfloridarealty com/C7051371






ENGLEWOOD $129,999
Beautiful home, newly painted inside
& out. New tile, carpet and laminate
floors. Vaulted ceilings. Close to
beaches & waterway.
Joe Thompson 941-539-4178
www bhhsflondarealty com/D5794975






NOKOMIS $212,000
Original owner home, rarely used &
never rented. Neutral colors, granite
counters and cozy banquette seating in
kitchen.
Karen Itjen 941-228-5553
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NORTH PORT $75,000
Just Reduced! Experience nature w/
this 3.07 acre parcel. Survey available.
Build your dream home enveloped by
nature.
Lois Kozak 941-468-2973
www bhhsfloridarealtycom/C7007228


NORTH PORT $179,900
Beautifully maintained 3/2/2 pool
home with upgrades galore! Oversized
corner lot w/beautiful manicured
grounds.
Rosanne Linders 941-809-2053
www bhhsflonrdarealtycornm/C7047764


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BURNT STORE MARINA $184,900
Marina view condo with 2BR and 2BA
overlooking the North Basin. Turnkey
furnished plus carport!
Diane Koughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580
www bhhsflondarealty cornm/C7048268






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


Great family home featuring an open
floor plan front to back. All rooms are
large & bright with ceramic tile.
Jon Chabra/Dave Hoffa 941-223-2137
www bhhsflondarealty cornm/D5795657


Fantastic lake views from this home in
the gated Venetian Golf & River Club.
Quiet cul-de-sac street. Den could be
used as 3rd bedroom.
Judy Mazrin/Colleen Stone 941-922-7030
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NORTH PORT $95,000
SHORT SALE. 3 bedroom home in a
great area. Guaranteed income Section
8 home with tenant. Rent comes
directly from government.
Connie Nowell 941-628-0949
www bhhsflondarealty com/D5796156


NORTH PORT $279,000
Fully leased building w/3 successful
businesses in place right on US 41.
Situated in building next to Old World
Restaurant.
Connie Nowell 941-628-0949
www bhhsflondarealtvcom/D5795422


BURNT STORE MARINA $239,500
3/2/2 home with 1837 sq. ft. of living
area. Large lanai with heated pool, per-
fect for entertaining.
Maurie Woosley 941-628-1822
wwwbhhsflondHrealtvcom/C7051 706


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3/3 third floor condo, tastefully fur-
nished. Relax on your lanai and enjoy
the sunsets over Charlotte Harbor!
Diane Koughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580
www bhhsflondarealtycom/C7049579






LAKE SUZY $339,900
Architectural details abound in this over
3000 sq. ft. home w/3 car garage. Marble
fireplace in living room. Fountain on
lanai, perfect for entertaining
Leo Roberts 941-916-0598


NOKOMIS $399,900
Short Sale. 3/3 home with heated pool
and spa. Gas appliances including a
gas fireplace. Won't last long! Calusa
Lakes Subdivision.
Janice Keith 941-468-0808
www bhhsflondarealtycom/N5783475






NORTH PORT $155,000
Waterfront 3BR villa in Bobcat Trail.
Large great room, ample storage and a
large open kitchen. Lovely views from
every room.
Connie Nowell 941-628-0949
www bhhsflondarealty cornm/D5794142


PLACIDA $349,900
Panoramic views from your family rm,
kitchen and lanai. New Stainless steel
appliances & expansive granite count-
ers in kitchen.
John Chabra & Dave Hoffa 941-223-2137
wwwbhhsflonrdarealtycornm/D5792328


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VENICE $179,000. Desirable Bella Costa--Waterfront Community

Spacious 1st floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bath,
carport and finished lanai for added
interior space in a park like setting!
Enjoy the exterior patio just steps to the
intracoastal. Nicely maintained with solid
surface countertops and furniture quality
wood cabinets in kitchen. Live the Florida
iA COGTA' maintenance free lifestyle in a socially
active community featuring resident
A clubhouse, fitness area and heated
pool. Great location minutes to historic
downtown Venice restaurants, shops and
Venice Beach! 220 Santa Maria, # 139


SARASOTA $185,000 Serenata Condominiums--Resort & Lifestyle

Beautifully updated 1st floor 2 bedroom,
2 bath, carport and gorgeous lake
view from screened lanai! Desirable split
bedroom design, 9' ceilings, wood floors
in living/dining and bedrooms, ceramic
in kitchen and baths, granite counters in
kitchen and guest bath and onyx counter
in master bath. Clubhouse, heated pool,
fitness & tennis. University Pkwy. area
close to shops, dining, downtown and
airport! 8357 38th St. Cir. E. #106

SARASOTA $114,900 Serenata Condominiums--Resort & Lifestyle

Beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 3rd floor
end unit with sunset view from screened
lanai! Spacious great room, vaulted and
9' ceilings, stainless steel appliances, tile
in kitchen and bath and roomy walk-in
closet. Clubhouse, heated pool, fitness
& tennis. Great University Pkwy. location
close to shops, dining, downtown and
airport! 8377 38th St. Cir. E. #301




VENICE, 26 Acres $1,950,000. Prime Location for Development


SIESTA KEY. $3,325,000 Single Family Residence
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Spectacular Gulf of Mexico views and uniquely designed single family
residence blend harmoniously to create a relaxing waterfront lifestyle.
Welcome to desirable north Siesta Key and the historic Ralph Twitchell
neighborhood. This one-half plus acre property offers over 4300 square
feet, 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, seawall and serene gulf views from the
main living, dining and deck areas. Vaulted ceiling and fireplace in
cozy living room with spiral staircase to loft. Distinctively designed with
separate quarters offering privacy for family and guests. Finishes include
wood and tile floors, whirlpool tub and granite countertops. Enjoy
serene sunsets and captivating twilight views of Lido Key across Big
Pass. Ideally located near quaint Siesta Village, Siesta Key Beach and
the north bridge for easy access to downtown Sarasota.
113 Big Pass Lane.


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, 99 Acres $2,000,000
Prime Location for Resort Development


Includes 2 additional parcels, totals
approximately 26 Acres. Excellent location
near and just south of Stoneybrook and
Venetian Falls. Project to rezone for
an estimated 34 Single Family Home
Sites and 48 Townhomes. Entitlement
team assembled and estimated cost for
rezoning is available. MLS #A3985518


In desirable LaVacama area N/NW of Bavaro Beach Resorts and
Uvero Alto. Current access via country road with new boulevard
to be extended with planned road to beach. Owner will consider
Trade, JV or Seller Financing. MLS #3931975
























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CALL JAN KLECKNER 941-223-4893 FOR see it today. Call Carol Burke, 941-284-0250 for BEAUTIFUL 1600+ sq. ft. pool home on 5
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pool home sitting on a fresh water canal. Heated hot Large open floor plan w/Split bedrooms. Very This is a hard to find home near boating,
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tub built in the pool. Large lanai for relaxing. Call Priced at $299,900
& out. Newer septic system, roof & AC. Priced at $299,900
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SAIL BOAT WATER: Boat lovers here is your chance Call John Webb 941-916-0034
to be on sailboat water just a few minutes to ________________ RARE FIND Build Your Florida Dream
Charlotte Harbor with "NO" fixed bridges of any BANK OWNED WATERFRONT ON 3 ACRES. House and South Sarasota Vamo Area Duplex
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corner lot. Built in 2005. Extra large 2 car side entry many designer finishes in this 2100+ square foot home
garage with room for all your toys. $339,900 and you are a short walk to the clubhouse and
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Gary Miller 941.400.2247 today...$329,900 Gary Miller 941.400.2247

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CUTE AS A BUTTON 2 bed, 2 bath POOL HOME
located in South Venice. Split floor plan, large
covered lanai and fireplace. Priced at only $148,500
Gary Miller 941.400.2247


CHARMING well kept winter home on 1.5 lots! Nice
kitchen and bath,carport and Florida Rm. Partially
fenced yard and roomy storage building. See this
one! Onlv $84.900. Brenda Braden 941.716.3733


1992 2 bed 2 bath home, backs up to the preserve in
Harbor Isles. Very active 55+ community loaded with
amenities. The home is well kept and ready to
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this 3 bed, 2 bath condo. Extra large TWO CAR GARAGE
Community offers a pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, fitness
room, and more. $224,900 Joyce Hayes 941.223.9714


NICE....Very clean..freshly painted 2bed, 1 bath with
carport and partially fenced yard. Great location in
Nokomis. $89,900 Brenda Braden. 941.716.3733


YOUR OWN PIECE OF PARADISE awaits you here...Over
2000 sq feet of living space in this 3 bed, 3 bath home on
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warranty included. New Roof 2013 $274,900
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BEAUTIFUL HOME to be built on a
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the community boat ramp. A completed
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S 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, THE HOME IS A TENBUSCH built
Open floor plan with 1444 sq. ft. Large model, split floor plan w/cathedral ceilings
kitchen and french doors lead to a very & eat in kit 1 1, t ,1 h ,-,
large lanai overlooking a lush fenced plenty ol i i i ii
backyard. I year warranty included. closet, dual sinks in bath, w/shIower. Guest
backyard. 1 year warranty included, wing could also be used as a second master.
$120,250 Courtesy of Cecile Lansiquot o oI n,,wt..f;.o lo


WATERFRONT COMMUNITY
of South Gulf Cove with access to the bay
and gulf. Choose your colors and
floorplan. Completed and furnished model
home is available for viewing locally.
$274,900 Courtesy of Joe Giraldi


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TOTALLY RENOVATED In 2012 And
Move In Ready With New Roof, New
Kitchen, Stainless Steel Appliances And
More. 3 Bedrooms & 2 Baths. $139,900
Courtesy Of Linda Seminler.


BEAUTIFUL HOME to be built on a
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available for viewing. $419,900.
Courtesy of Joe Giraldi


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for natural lighting. 2nd Bathroom
convenient to the pool.
$139,900 Courtesy of KariWilbanks


C,-AU iru IL VVrLL VIAIIN lAIINrUi
HOUSE on oversized corner lot in quiet
neighborhood. Home close to the new
Cocoplum shopping area. $115,000
Courtesy of Al Reeves.


2 BR & 1 AND A HALF BATHS CONDO
in a community with pool and tennis
courts. Inside laundry and walk in pantry.
$48,000
Courtesy of Cecile Lansiquot


1-NE1ri, orrtv-,E1.. nel I- l- ; lnl lalllnoule
4 bed two bath house just needs some
work to be ready for it's new owner!
Enjoy privacy as you lounge by the pool!
Kitchen features two pantries and
TONS of space!!! $190,000
Courtesy of Kari Wilbanks





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hobbyist, cars, boats etc. Upgraded interior,
fully tiled, higher end appliances, pool &
lanai. Premium Metal Building 28 x 50 w/
water & electric. Fenced yard, on
double lot. $199,900
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New blinds and lanai was recently
re screened. Very tranquil & peaceful
backyard setting. $120,000
Courtesy of Norma O'Connor


180'WATERFRONTW/GULF ACCESS via
Shell Creek & Peace River, private boat ramp
& dock. Well worth the look. 2 bed 2 bath
mobile home w/detached oversized 2 car
garage w/air conditioned area separated in
the back for an office, studio or workshop.
$89,900 Courtesy of Angela Crookes.


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3/2 new kitchen cabinets, SS appliances, view overlooking the pool. Two largehomeo i. i ... ,1. 1'' water & sewer, conveniently located to 1- 75
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laminate floor throughout, new bedrooms plus den. Vaulted ceilings,42" '' I '.. i i 'i New '' and US 41. Fenced yard, completely
bathrooms plus much more, must be seen. kitchen cabinets, freshly painted, a windows, new stucco! Master suite with walk remodeled, move in condition, also 1 year
$113,900 CourtesyofJoeGiraldi GARAGE, and just perfect. .. 1 1 I. ;,i . i 1 i warranty with the home. $103,900
$121,900 Courtesy of Linda Semm ier I ,i h i ,,i 1 i . I Courtesyof Joe Giraldi
I I yar. $169,000 Courtesy of Angela Crookes

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Punta Gorda/$430,000
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Englewood/$117,500
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage home in
East Englewood. Convenient to beaches, shopping
and restaurants.
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Port Charlotte /$299,900
Lakefront Riverwood home w/water & preserve view. 2BR + den/office/3rd
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3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage home with tile floors
throughout main areas and a screened lanai.
MLS#C7052295


Venice/$104,900


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Section 15 move in condition pool home. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage
with living room and family room. Tile floors, oversized garage, shed and
well landscaped yard with concrete curbing & fence. Public water & sewer.
MLS#C7052464


Port Charlotte/$89,900
2 bedroom, 2 bath, ....... 1 ... with split plan
bedrooms, plus a i i i i .... Convenient
location to:.. i i. i .... ... i restaurants.
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SHORT SALE: Duplex with 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
on each side. In need of rehab work.
MLS#C7052183


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NEW LISTING SHORT SALE.
Vacant lot in Port Charlotte.
Corner of Rebecca & Hammacher.
MLS#C7051596


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Residential/Commercial Sales & Leasing
Property Management/Rentals

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MOST UNIQUE Custom built LUU
CABIN HOME offering 120ft of wrap
around Covered Porch Decking, 8
Car Garage Can separate or build on


LOTS OF COUNTRY FRESH AIR within
minutes to town in this Charming Rustic
Custom home situated on approx 9
Nooded Plush Green acres It is the perfect
home for the Outdoors man who enjoys
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AFFORDABLE Luxury Pool home directly
on the Golf course in Bobcat Trail Golf &
Country Club with view of the lake Home is
situated at the 10th & 11th hole Upgraded
Kitchen features Solid surface counters w/


3/2/2 on Sail Boat Canal is only a minute
out to Charlotte Harbor Seawall w/
fishing pier, dock has 8,0001b boat lift
MLS#C7051931 $324,700


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home situated on 2 over sized lots!
Large laundry room & lanai.
Pool is solar heated!
MLS#fC70468AR37 t1 59 7(


GREAT FAMILY HOME! You will love the
layout on this 3bd, 2bath, 2car-garage
home offering living room & family room,
spacious kitchen w/separate eating area,
screened lanai too MLS#C7051394
$138.700


SPLIT PLAN home w/living rm,I YU
family rm, formal dining rm, 3bd, 2ba g9
2cg? I've got the perfect home for
vou! MLS#C7049472 $145,000 scr


IMMACULATE 2./3 bd Villa available in I he
Villas of Sabal Tracel Gated community
Walking distance to public Golf course Unit
has expanded caged screened Patio
enclosure to enjoy the beautiful crystal blue
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MOVE-IN READY 3bd + den, 2ba home
offers a formal dining room and tiled 2 car
over-sized garage The open Great room
floor plan has plant shelves and high
ceilings, 8 ceiling fans, tiled floors in all
living ar- MLS C7052027 fS14 70n


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home with 2 lots included, could be a
perfect home for an in-law situation or
family needing 2 separate living areas
MLS#C7045965 $125.000


N Cranberry area just minutes to 1-75
entrance & new shopping centers
Split plan home has kitchen w/large
breakfast bar, separate dining area
MLS C7051570 $114,700


lot with City water' Brick paver walk way
leads to the screened entrance Spacious
Kitchen has Stainless appliances Marble
tiled counter top & back splash
MLS C7051914 $119,700


Dearoomi Home nas
Cathedral ceilings' (
family or retire' MLS;


PERFECT POOL HOME on an oversized REDUCED! Perfect 3 Bedroom, 2bath
city water lotl Outstanding landscaping w/ home (on City water) offering spacious
gold fish pond included Home has 3-4/ Great rmplan w/entire home having large
1 5/1 g w/side entry You'll love the Ceramic Tilel Home has cathedral ceilings
updated center island kitchen w/raised &, Cozy Kitchen w/breakfast bar


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3 BD, 2. 5 BA, 3 CG. Granite countertops, Appliances incl. washer
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cabinets, colonial-style wood casing & baseboard, home security.
Gated Community, amenity packed
resort-style living maintenance-free.

under $350k


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Room Private Master Suite & Bath, Stunning gourmet kitchen, rich cherry -- -1 l--tr-& granite overlooks family
room with Stone Fireplace, Gracious Formal Dining Room Cherry, Wood 1i 3 car attached (1100 SF)
garage + detached (2068 SF) 5 Stall garageI Exceptional "1448 SF CBS" Deluxe Equine Barn, Tack & Feed Rm,
Vinyl 3 Rail Fenced 10 acres, paddocks, pasture on Beautiful Comer Parcel, Miles of Riding Trails & Black Top
Roads Minutes to Punta Gorda, Charlotte Harbor & Hwy 75 ,3JO,000Virtual Tour* Call Judy. Now $1,189,500.
PUNTA GORDA PRAIRIE CREEK PARK PRAIRIE CREEK PARK 530 ACRES STARTING @$49,900 PUNTA

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2415 NI.) Ft WATERFRONT
BI- %1 I'Y views the canal,
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Quartz Stone Countertops, Ceramic Tile & Wood Flrs,
Brick paved Circular Drive. 10,000# Boat Lift & Concrete
Dock/Seawall.
Virtual Tour Available
$4a90WNow $479,900
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Beautiful pool home on a lake 3/2/2 Boating water! Gorgeous large 5/4/2 pool
only $309,000 home with boat dock and lift in
superb location $629,000

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VENICE,
PINEBROOK
LAKE CLUB
2/2/1 maintenance free
villas
Only $149,900


NOKOMIS
LAKEFRONT
Gorgeous Pool home on
a large lake
and green preserve! 3/2/2
for only $315,000


PT CHARLOTTE
GULF COVE
Beautiful Pool home with
extra buildable lot in great
location! 3/2/2 for
only $195,000


VENICE,
VENETIA
Gorgeous pool home
loaded hil. I' -q. ..
private 1.., oi .. .. .
of water and green
preserve. $449,000


BEACH
2/2 condo with a peek a
boo view of the Gulf. Low
fees, listed at $199,000


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Hidden treasure, totally
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0941 48502 (9 41 42322 0941 62-32


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HARBOR ISLES
(-) er ,, g ted COmmunit ,ith
acti.vitiei. galore' CI n Vour o n
land Lo.', H::,A fee.. P'et.
allloed Furniture and
furnishings included Docks and
fiz.hilng p:ier--rP.1aKKa Ri er and
,urf 3cCeI.i.
MLS#C7048748 $79,900


WATERFRONT HOME
WITH GULF ACCESS
Features a floating dock.
ou.iti.ide deck ouit'i.Ide oar/
country kitchen plenty of room
for gueiti, open floor plan
3BR .E." and i.ome nice
Iimpro ement.. C.Ioi.e to
shoppingg an-d teache..
MLS#C7044044 $169.900


QUALITY WALKER HOME
3BR/2BA \i lh den k4lh
BR). rlany upgrades salt
pool, 10x12 shed, hay
ceilings. Onil cul-de-sac.
MLS# C7048559
Just Reduced $218,900




RARE OPPORTUNITY
2.88 acre vacant land,
paially cleared for dream
home or 3/5 unils per acre
subdivision, in Ihe head of
Noilh Porl, off S. Salford,
MLS#C7052529 $59,900.


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BEAUTIFUL POOL HOME


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Victlor Sands (941) 225-9912


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Monday, Mar 3, 2014. Page 9 Welcome Home










~I ~Ellen McCarthy, Broker Associate C li2
Direct: (941) 235-5648 Cell: (941) 628-6954 G u
Toll Free: (877) 218-6552 2

ellenmc@portcharlotte-pgi.com www.portcharlotte-pgi.com ALMAR & ASSOCIATES



"LOW INVENTORY-LISTINGS WANTED"


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POOL HOME or 2 LOTS. ..ii 199A 1- :.n

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PORT CHARLOTTE FRESHWATER CAIIAL
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$89.900 call El-r,


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Lake Suzy Viflas


NOW 3 MODELS TO VIEW
Lake Suzy Pre-Construction Homes, 15 Lots To Choose
From And 4 Floor Plans. 1,288 Sq FtTo 1,777 Sq Ft.






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2 Bedrooms,
2 Baths, 2 Car
Garage with
1,288 Sq Ft.
MLS#C7042367


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3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths,
2 Car Garage
with 1,777 Sq Ft.
With Option of
4th Bedroom.
MLS#C7042751


Home Features Kitchen Opened To Great Room. And Out To Lanai For A Relaxing View Of Lake Suzy. Other Floor Plans Available.
Call Agent For List Of Home Specifications And Gold Package Available With Upgrades. Master Bedroom With Walk In Closet. Bath
With Dual Sinks And Walk In Shower. Second Bath Has Tub/Shower. Inside Laundry. Assoc. Fees To Be Determined As Each Home
Is Completed. Club House And Pool On Doug In Completed Phase I.Tile Floors In Kitchen. Baths.
Laundry. Foyer. Irrigation Sys. From Lake Water.

PRICES STARTING AT $144,900
Looking For A New Home On
Waterfront Then This Is For You.
Pick Out Your New Home Site
Today! Call Ellen McCarthy


Direct: (941) 235-5648
Cell: (941) 628-6954
Toll Free: (877) 218-6552
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ony& Karen Buccitelli, REALTORS
Office 941.423.2521 G Idu 2
14972 Tamiami Tra il North Port, FL 34287
941.223.3597 ALMAR& ASSOCIATES
Tony21 it'c iiLou ,lt't* www.northporthomessite.com


LOOKING FOR PLENTY OF ROOM? 4 BD, 2 BA, 2 car garage on OVERSIZE corner lot! Tiled floors,
vaulted ceilings. Kitchen w/stainless steel appliances & pantry. Master BD w/his & hers walk-in
closets& sliders to lanai. Master Bath w/2 vanities each w/their own sinks, garden tub &walk-
in shower. Room for Pool! MLS# N5782454 $179,900


We are proud to donate a
percentage of each of our sales
to the North Port Coalition for
Homeless/Needy Students.


QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD Beautiful 3/2/2 home. Large living room w/sliders to lanai. Kitchen
w/eat-in area, wood cabinets, breakfast bar, walk-in pantry & island. Master bath w/garden
jacuzzi tub, his/her sinks, linen closet &walk-in shower. Laundry rm w/large storage closet!
MLS# N5778965 $144,500


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We Have The Experience You Need And Dedication bYou Deserve!


Emily Rivera-Jackson, REALTOR'
Direct: 941-423-2521 Cell: 941-525-4319
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SMARTER BOLDER FASTER Top 5%' of National Association of Realtors Hablamos
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GORGEOUS : -1-'.
3 MORE NEW CONSTRUCTION
Homes just like it for
$135-$140k
Call fordetails. 941.525.4319


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VENICE BEACH CONDO
Gulf front, first floor, 2BR, 2BA
unit. Walk right out to the beach or
B to the community pool. This unit
has been well maintained and has
lovely views of the Gulf. Diagonal
S ceramic tile in the living areas,
S carpet in bedrooms, lots of
storage, new a/c in 2013.
Must see!
MLS#N5783335 $340,000

BEACHFRONT
I" Million dollar views from this 6th
Floor condo. Views of the gulf, north
Venice jetty, Dona Bay, Roberts Bay
and the Intracoastal waterway.
Fabulous beachfront building with
large patio & heated pool. Totally
updated condo comes with
beautiful quality furnishings. Must
see to appreciate the value &
location! MLS#N5782711 $290,000


S arasota "Serving Venice and all ofSarasota Co


1902 S. Tarniarni Trail, Venice 342


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South Venice
2 bedroom, 2 bath
with new windows and
roof $129,900


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$239,900


ENGLEWOOD BAYFRONT
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$237,500


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$299,900


I LAKEFRONT
Shorl Sale. Wondeilul
3/2/2 wilh resuilfaced
pool, paver brick deck,
granite couitiers,
impact resislanl
windows, slone coaled
sleel roof, lile floors in
one of Ihe nicesl,
quielesl locations in
Soutlh Venice.
$189,000


Monday, Mar 3, 2014* Page 13 -Welcome Home


COUNTRY ESTATE
^ This custom lakefront estate by
i J&J Homes sits on 6.79 acres
with private dock. Just minutes to
': 1-75 and Gulf beaches. Over
3160 sq ft, 4 bed, 3 bath plus
i office. Gourmet kitchen, heated
pool/spa, oversized garage, split
'"-. I j floor plan. Additionally, you will
love the 2400 sq. ft. commercial
quality outbuilding with utilities for
a workshop, garage or storage.
MLS# N5781957 $674,000
LAKE OF THE WOODS
Spacious 3/2/2 pool home,
meticulously maintained. Kitchen
updated with wood cabinets &
quartz counters, pool resurfaced,
a/c replaced a few months ago.
Each bedroom has a walk-in closet,
master bath has a whirlpool bath.
Restaurants & shopping close by,
beach is minutes away. Must see!
MLS#N5782487 $225,000


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229 Woodingham Lane
3/2/2 Home with pool & lake views
$3,000/mo
New 2/2 + Den Condo in
Tuscany Lakes
Lake Views
1 car garage, GORGEOUS!!
$2,800/mo
340 Three Lakes Ln
Mission Lakes Condo,
2BR/2BA, Lake, 3 Pools BEAUTIFUL!
$2,500/1 month/min
1/1 Condo at Coco Palms
1 block to Venice Beach!!
$1,900/mo/1 month/min
3/2/2 Home in
gated Stoneybrook
Amenities Galore!!
$3,000/mo
$3,000/mo/I month/min
3/2/2 Large Executive
Home in Plantation
Home Theater Room!! Luxurious!


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


WWW.WESTCOASTREALTYOFVENICE.CO I


3/2/2 Lakefront Pool home in
Chestnut Creek,
$2,800/mo
3/2/1 Gorgeous Golf Course Views
Condo in Ravinia,
$2,800/mo
3/2/2 Townhouse
Unfurnished on Island of Venice,
Avail Annually
$1,500/mo
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in Bay Lake Estates
55+ Adult Community
$1,800/mo/I month/min



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"Homes from $189,000
including Venice lot"




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Paula Van De Ree

Thie Van De Ree Auiction ('o., Inc.
Neal Van De Ree & Associates


941-488-1500
1v 1v I.v; Id(I eree.co il


AUCTION


S RV & LAND
ABSOLUTE AUCTION
1991 Fleetwood
Pace Arrow L33
SApprox. 65k miles, approx. 33ff.
Decent condition. 2 working roof
A/C' s, fridge & freezer work on
LP gas. With convertible sofa,
can sleep up to 6. No known
roof leaks at this time.


ABSOLUTE AUCTION
LAND in FLORIDA
Several lots in various Florida locations including:
Port Charlotte, North Port, Englewood, etc.
Details on these lots will be available online at our
website: www.Vanderee.com


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-1320 Deborah Sterling Nichol Kastor AnthonyAccardi Roma Long Roxie Larain James Downing
549-0429 232-5288 223-2435 321-0655 468-6101 941-786-2210
THE OLDEST AND ONLY LOCALLY OWNED, CENTURY 21 OFFICE IN VENICE, FLORIDA


HONEY STOPTHE CAR!! Adorable 3 bdrm, 2 bath home partially
furnished. Just steps to McKibben Park. Close to US41, shopping,
restaurants. Newer appliances. City water and sewer. Don't delay,
SeeitTODAY! MLS#N5783459 $86,000
Call Roma Long Direct: 941 321-0655


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1 h 1 ,,,,I h i h1 I h, lh,,11 l .1... .. S 315.000
Call Roma Long Direcl:941 321-0655
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FEELTHEGUL
and watch the unbeliveable sunsets ft
condo. Two bedroom two bath turn k
and dining area. Swimming pool isjus
first floor is all about location! Locati
$399,000 Call Deborah St


F BREEZE MR. NEATNIK LIVES HERE! ili li..... ,,- ,,-,-
om yourpatioinyourgulffront p,.. ,,,i .. i. ,. i ,- ii. I .1 ,-. i _, ,I
eyunitwith largelivingroom 1,1, i i..i.... ... ,1 ,, .ii .i ],
tstepsaway.This condo onthe ., ,,, ,,. hl ., , , I ,I ,
on! Location! MLS#N5781630 S2,9
sterling 941-549-0429 (a, ,,, ,I .,l a,,, i, ,,l ,,h S2246900.
(Call Romxe Larain Shaw 941.468 6101


POOL HOME IN VENICE :r',, ,, ,
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piv,l z [.,i, ,, Fl h q,,, r, .j), I, rJ 7 1_'.i 1 '" -
S169,900 Call James Downing 941 786 2210

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DELIGHTFULAND LOOKING LIKE NEW 2 BD,2BA Light& Airy SPOTLESS, DELIGHTFUL BETTER THAN NEW '1i1 .ul
DoubleWide. Neat&Clean inMOVE IN READYCONDITION. Newly (fI -( H .-, ,,.;,,, ,; ,-,,.- I .1. ,In Il,,l ,ij
R e m o d e le d S c re e n e d & G la s s W in d o w e d L a n a i. O p e n P la n s p a c io u s d-,- i .. n i r i, I,, i , -, ,, -,, i l v ,- j ,
kitchenw/PassThru Breakfast Bar& Like New Appliances. Meticulously v 'ii I- l i. ,, i, it r,, ,-i. i ,,j ,,i ii.-
maintained! Covered parking for 2 Cars. MLS#5781915 ONLY $74,900 li....,-,i :,i i.il.i, ,i ,,,, ,I f. C',,, H, .,
CallAnthonyAccardiAt941-223-2435 .,,,r,,rjui, i,,,, j.. j u 1.1 1 .11 S229.900
Call Nkichol Kaslor 941 232 5288


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Charming 2BR/2BAw/tenced backyard & covered parking will not
ast long. Newer kitchen appliances & cabinets, newer roof. Perfect
opportunity to step into home ownership ONLY $49,900.
For information call Anthony Accardi 941-223-2435


HE WHO HESITATES IS LOST! 2 BR/2 BA POOL HOME w/possible
3rd bedroom/office. Ceramictile throughoutw/open plan, living
room, dining room & FL room that opens to screen enclosed pool,
covered patio & enclosed storage area. Large fully vinyl fenced
backyard. Located on a low traffic cul de sac entry.
NlY l cjqnnl Crall Anthnnv Arrardi -)41-22-245;


TWO BDRM/2BA HOME. New porcelain tile throughout.
Enclosed vinyl sunroom w/outside entrance. Close to shopping,
restaurantsand Spring Lake. MLS#N5783607 $68,000
Call Michelle DeTurk 941-408-3384


Monday, Mar 3, 2014. Page 16 Welcome Home


800-33C


CENTURY 21 C & L

HAS MOVED

OUR NEW LOCATION IS

1978 TAMIAMI TRAIL S.

VENICE, FL 34293


I C&L = COMMUNITY & LEADERSHII


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WON









Venice Resident SHANE STEWART
Since 1970


CORNER LOT-POOL HOME
S i, iOuC I 1992 L 'I 2 2 '1lir
pla.:in v.iirli ollic ;'.?(:C L.:I['.)t
kircll,ri l ,,i "l ilr-in "xi S>
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2BD/2BA FURNISHED CONDO
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I have been a Realtor with the Venice Area
Board of Realtors for 15 years and a Venice
resident since 1970, I moved to Venice at the
age of 6 years old. Venice is a very unique and
diverse town. I have listed and sold homes
from South Venice, to Waterfront homes in
Venice and Nokomis, to acreage in East Venice.
Venice is my area of expertise and I am very
knowledgeable about the past and current real
estate trends. Being a Realtor is a full time
profession that I am proud to represent in a
knowledgeable and honest way. If I can help
you with your selling or buying needs, please
give me a call.
And remember for
15 years now,
"Excellent
Service with a
Friendly Smile!"


ON.
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REAL ESTATE


1MOIKRIs REALTY, IN"


fac ed to $189,900






Port Charlotte Villa!
Tons of,

harc
MIS# C7051692 $142,000


Port Charlotte Home! Port Charlotte Home!
Popular snge fami- lv in the gated community of Must see-suer clean home impeccable move in condition' Meticulously
entageOakPark &stotallytuneyf ant.ed3BR2BAhonbuiltmin2004withcomutywat-er&sewer Sdidly
i ,.I ,,, i ,,,ii.,,i,,,i ,,.,,,i blt w/the E-wall system (supexr insulated, solid poured concrete walls)
I, ..


Charlotte Harbor Condo
Move nght into this turnkey funished 3BR, 2 BA condo located in the
I -tmunty ofTala Lakes' Fantastic lake vrew from the screened
I I~ ,,IA/CTala
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.MIS C7051684 $99,900.


Port Charlotte Condo
Lakeview from this desirable 1st floor condo located in beautiful Oaks IIII
Best location within Oaks III w/orly a short walk to the community club-
house/pocol UmUt has 2 bedrooms & 2 full bathsl Features me split bed-
rooms, 1itenor laundry tile floors in wet areas & lanai, newer carpet ceild-
ing fans, newer hot water heater & newer air handler'
MLS# C7052524 $65,000


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Venice: Venetian Falls
1359 Maseno Dr.*
2BR, Lakefront $275,000

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ROTONDA SANDS 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, 2 CAR
GARAGE HOME BUILT IN 2007 2,048 sq ft +/-
under air. Open Floor Plan. Great Location close to Port
Charlotte and the Gulf Beaches. Listed at $168,000.
Tennant currently occupying on a month to month
basis. MLS C7039407. Call Shirley Steidle-Bear to
view this lovely home 941-629-1121 or 941-380-1888.
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THIS PROPERTY IS JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED.
Great location, a little bit of country w/ City availability. Beautiful setting
surrounded by trees. Family room opens to pool. Lots of room for your toys.
(boats, RV's etc.) Must see to appreciate. Room for horses. $449,500
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HAS ALL THE BELLS &WHISTLES.
Won't last long! 3 BD/3BA plus den &
bonus room. Side-load 3.5 car garage
w/plenty of storage. Premium lot. Built
in outdoor kitchen & bar area. Have it
all! Perfect for entertaining & perfect for
living the Florida lifestyle! $629,000
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
www.JenMagoon.com


lanai area, hot tub & separate patio. Private
backyard w/private fire pit. 5BD/4BA.
Huge master upstairs w/plenty of room
mincl bonus area. Master bath w/dual sinks,
Jacuzzi tub & separate walk in shower. Lots
of possibilities. You must see this perfect
home today"!! $499,000
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211


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MODEL. 3BR,3BA,DEN, custom
built-ins. Resort style
Comm. pools, tennis, fitness,
resort center +++. $309,900.
Henry Hamels 941.321.9634


METICULOUUSLY JAKEN CARE OF HOME.
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pavered lanai. Hurricane shutters. Large
bedroom suite w/his & hers closets, dual
sinks & walk in shower. Split floor plan.
Pool resurfaced. Newer hot water heater.
NewA/C. $279,000
Jennifer Magoon 941.928.8211
www.JenMagoon.com


NEAR THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY,
2 BD/2 P '2 "--,,,- -- ,-r,]--t- -'
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plumbed, several enclosed porches, 2 sided
fireplace serves the living room & den,
storage shed, 8 foot ceilings, eat-in kitchen
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941.492.7831 www.terrencerilev.com


WEST OF U.S.41, Quiet Street Of Nice
Homes, 2bd/2ba Concrete Block
Construction, Shingle Roof, Terrazzo
Floors, CityWater, Septic, Well On The
Property, Fenced Backyard, Handyman
Special-Sold "As-Is". Enclosed PorchW/
Storage Room. Yard Shed. NotA Short Sale,
NotA Foreclosure, Local Seller Can Close
Quickly $59,000 Terry Riley
941.492.7831 www.terrencerllev.com


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MAINT FREE SECTION, pond view
from the screen porch, 2 BD plus
den,? RA 9 arara, cathedral
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community pool, Rutenberg design,
seller is providing a one year home
warranty issued by American Home
Shield. $185,000
Terry Riley 941.492.7831
www.terrenceriley.com


2 BD/2 BA GROUND FLOOR CONDO
w/fast access to downtown Venice &
beaches. No pets allowed, 1 car
carport & guest parking. Furniture
included, updated kitchen & baths,
enclosed porch overlooks clubhouse,
tile floors on the diagonal, shown by
appointment on y. $89,000
Terry Riley 941.492.7831
www.terrenceriley.com


being sold fully furnished. 2BD/2BA,
2 garage. Split bedroom layout, a
large screened in lanai & private
pool. Now's your chance to own in
a wonderful community at a
great price!
$159,900 KimVogel 413.221.4261


IMMACULATE & MOVE IN READY
Courtyard Pool Home. 3 BR/3BA. 3rd
bedroom is in its own private casita,
perfect for in-laws or extended
guests. 12x24 covered lanai off the
back. Easy access to 75, historic
downtown Venice & the beach. Lots of
upgrades. $324,900
Sue Smith 540-533-1807
www.suesmithsellsvenice.com


DON'T MISS looking at this 3BR, 2BA
ground floor condo in Farmington
Vistas. Immaculately maintained by the
original owner. Both bathrooms
remodeled & boast granite counter
tops. Being offered turnkey furnished
this condo is move in ready just bring
your toothbrush. $154,900
Sue Smith 540-533-1807
www.suesmithsellsvenice.com


in an elevator building located in
popular Farmington Vistas. Recently
updated, enclosed lanai w/sliders,
twin murphy beds in 2nd bedroom,
California style closets in
bedrooms. Majestic views of the lake
& 5th green of the Bobcat Course.
$124,900
Sue Smith 540-533-1807
www.suesmithsellsvenice.com


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& walk in
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928.8211


DARLING CONDO is a short walk to the
beach, downtown dining & more.
Parkview Manor is an intimate complex
w/only 16 units. End unit is located on
2nd floor w/2 BD, 2 full baths. Open air
feel & plenty of natural light, screened
lanai overlooking the park. Many
upgrades. $129,000
KimVogel 413.221.4261






























CASUAL ELEGANCE. Meticulously
maintained. 3 BD/2 BA. Great Room


the waterway and no bridges to the
Harbor. Many upgrades. Professionally
landscaped w/concrete curbing.
$459,000
Adele Bourcier 941-468-2571


BAYFRONT 2BD/2BA home "boasts"
panoramic views of beautiful Lemon Bay
with NO BRIDGES to Gulf. It also features a
historic (1922) detached 2BD 1BA guest
house. You can live in one, while renting the
other or use as guest quarters Other
features include, new A/ C unit & handler &
private dock. Currently zoned RMF2 multi-
family which allows 4 units to be built.
Most furniture included. Boat, fish or relax.
Enjoy the beautiful sunsets. $450,000
Adele Bourcier 941.468.2571


LOVINGLY CARED FOR 4 BD/3 BA, over
2300 sq. ft. Custom designed kitchen w/
wood cabinets & granite counter tops.
Polished porcelain tile floors in living
dining&bath area. Spacious family room&
kitchen overlook screened pool/patio &
private backyard setting. 1 acre property
nestled amongst Florida Oaks w/preserve
to the rear. $349,700
Adele Bourcier 941.468.2571


NEARLY NEW 3/2 on a corner lot with
3-car garage and circular driveway.
These owners have done all the work!
Walk through the beautiful glass entry
door and you will marvel at the
spaciousness and carefully chosen color
decisions. This house features tile set
on the diagonal. $219,900
Call Betty Rucci 508.277.5486


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waterfront lot on Hatchet Creek offering
maintenance free living. Community
pool, Tennis courts, shuffleboard,



access to 1-75. $39,900
Nancy Jordan 941.468.5146


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total cage re- screening. Community
Clubhouse w/ fitness rm. library, pool, spa,
tennis. $359,900 Barbara Calder
941.488.7552 or 941.441.5046


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Championship Golf Course, 2 Dining
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CLOSE TO MANASOTA BEACH
with 3/4 Acre. Lrg rms include 3
bdrms/2ba. lvrm & extended
family rm. 10' deep pool in party
sized lanai. New roof, heating
& air. $268,000
Barbara King 941.408.6023


NEWER ROOF, NEWER A/C, Wood Kitchen
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private waterfront commnunitypark with
communityboat ramp and ferry service to it s
own 1300 foot deeded Beach. Membership
available for nominal yearly fee. $119,000


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Corian countertops, E 1 .. I i .
organizers, updated master bathroom,
natural gasheated pool, local artist
painting on kitchen nookwall. Clubhouse
w/ meeting rooms, exercise room & kitchen.
Heated pool & tennis court. Maintenance
free landscaping. The legacy trail is just
steps away $219,000
Sue Morgan 941.321.4855


ALMOSIAN ACRE yard goes with
this spacious house. 2 Irg bdrm/2
ba + den & bonus room. Separate
storage house. Easy access for RV
and/or boat. City water.Elec storm
shutters, & security system.
$185,000
Barbara King 941.408.6023


a private tropical preserve. Spacious open
great room plan with granite countertops,
glass tile backsplash, wood flooring. built-in
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community heated pool, a clubhouse with
casual or fine dining plus much more.
Equity-owned private gated Club. $229,900
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Corian countertops, ... 1 .
organizers, updated master bathroom,
natural gasheated pool, local artist
painting on kitchen nookwall. Clubhouse
w/meeting rooms, exercise room & kitchen.
Heated pool & tennis court. Maintenance
free landscaping. The legacy trail is just
steps away $369,000
Sue Morgan 941.321.4855


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W ,'Paradise Cove .
Wayne Ct', yroperties,I.c Alice A.

Sheldon Sheldon
South Gulf Cove Waterfront Sales Associate,
Specalist, Broker Associate, "SheldonTeam" Realtor, ABR, GRI
Realtor ABR, GRI, SFR TOLL FREE: 1-877-362-0088 Direct: 941-916-3223
Direct: 941-662-0264 www.waynesheld.n.infc sheldonteam@gmail.com


IiA.lUI I ruL UIn-RI, WAlII IrIIUI I ilUml owners I spacious Deorooms, z
full baths, nice open floor plan. Kitchen has lot's of cabinet and counter space
w/ breakfast bar. Nice Master suite w/tray ceiling, dual sinks, tile shower &
garden tub. Lanai, nicely landscaped, Det. shed, side RV pad, dock & covered


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room, form. Liv.& din. rms, master suite w/2 closets, tub & roman shower.
Lame lanai w/hot tub. Trex dock & lift on seawall. Nicely landscaned.


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plan, form.din. great rm, large kit. w/granite countertops & lots ofcab.space.
Master suite w/oversized WIC garden tub & sep. shower. New dock & lift.
MLS# D5791916 $319,900


We have lots & lots ofwaterfront lots with gulf access. Let us help you build
your Florida Dream Home!! We work with several quality builders and have
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Lots starting at 525,000 & up!


ADORABLE WATERFRONT HOME in move-in condition. Open floor plan,tiled
floors, new paint, new carpet in bedrooms, new countertops and maple cab,
newer appliances, 2 lanais, nicely landscaped with dock. A must see!!
MLS# D5795733 5149,000


Nice spacious home with a great floor
plan. Move in ready! Special features
include vaulted ceilings in living and
kitchen, coffered ceiling in bedroom,
mall office area off of master bedroom
ind a screened lanai. Burnt Store
Meadows is a Deed Restricted
Community in Punta Gorda, Florida
ocated directly off of U.S. 41 or Burnt
'tore Road. It is near many convenient
community needs, such as shopping cen-
ers, restaurants, recreation areas and
schools. MLS#D5795865 $199,500


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Stunning South Gulf Cove home!
Special features abound in this cus-
tom built pool home. Situated nicely
on a saltwater canal with access to
the Myakka River, Charlotte Harbor
and The Gulf of Mexico. The exte-
rior offers the ultimate in curb
appeal, an inground pool with heated
spa, separate hot tub, 2 story
screened cage with lanai on lower
level and a balcony. 3 BDR, 3 BA,
concrete dock with concrete pilings,
concrete seawall and 10,000 lb. boat-
lift. MLS#D5794078 $459,900

Great starter or investment
property in the heart of
Englewood. Close to shop-
ping, beaches, golf courses
and more. Generous room
sizes in this open floor plan,
lanai, private backyard and a
quiet neighborhood.
MLS#D5795909 $54,900


Do you have a home or property you would like to sell? Give us a call, we have the buyers!

Call Darin & Mary Waldeck 941-460-6467

4414 N. Access Rd., Englewood, FL 34224 t

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SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF THE GULF 3BD/3BA end condo unit. Seller
has spared no expense w/upgrades include crown molding, parquet
hardwood & marble flooring. Corian & under counter lighting. Private
master suite w/ private master suite with 4 jet Jacuzzi tub. Walking distance
toS,., i. ,ll. TRUE ELEGANCE at$699,900

SPECTACULAR LAKE
VIEW! 3BD/2BA, 2nd
floor condo w/Cathedral
Ceilings. Gated
Community of VENETIA!
Kitchen w/granite
counters & solid wood
Cabinets. Bathrooms have
Marble counter tops. Cozy
Lanai w/lovely landscape
& great view of the lake.
Community has plenty to
offer. $174,500


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401-864-7630
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IMPORTANT TO
YOU? Well maintained
3/2/2-car garage in the
highly sought after
Lake of the Woods
neighborhood.
$310,000
i Call Joanna 941-408-6630
for more details.
joannabelkauhottiul.com
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1st floor end unit
$103,500
Call Barbara for a
showing.
617-842-6505


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Ve Kwee Huset Realty
Lie. Real Estate Broker, AHWD, CSP, ESRES, TRC
1301 Poplar Av. Venice, FL 34285
Tel: 941-716-3090
Visit:www.KweeHuset.com
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DIANA LEGG
Realtor / Property Manager

941.475.4362


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No Pets allowed except certified service garage Tile floor throughout except parquet
animal Move ... r .d 1 BR/1 floor inmthe mainbedroom I... .
BA/1 carport .11 .... .I Relax & doors from master bedroom, dining room
enjoy the fountain & lake view Enclosed and family room to the large lanai Fruit
lanai w/air conditioning Extra storage shed trees in backyard garden $82,500
S49,900
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VENICE GARDENS
Updated 2BR/2BA/1CG with inviting
sparkling POOL. Bright, open home.
New refrigerator, washer/dryer. Large
fenced in backyard w/room for boat
& RV parking. $169,900
to Selhin Agen1 if closui before March 15, 2014


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or call us at
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What is a Smart Home?
* A home ownership program that can be used for income,
debt reduction, wealth generation and investment.
* A program that can allow you to pay off a $240,000
(or any amount) thirty-year mortgage in as little as 13
years!
* Great for second home (vacation, etc.) Rent out house
while extra unit is used for vacation, rental, etc.

Call 941-580-9488 or 941-730-0716


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