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Man uses CPR on drowning teen


By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR
Stoneybrook maintenance
worker Nels Coleman, a 25-year-
old transplant from Minnesota,
was changing copy on a sign
Friday afternoon in the subdivi-
sion in Venice when a young girl
ran up to him and told him there
was a boy who was not breathing.
From atop his ladder, Coleman
said, he looked over to see the
15-year-old on the ground near
the community pool, and rushed
over to help.


"He was pretty much blue
and foaming at the mouth,
so I knew he had taken in a lot of water."
Nels Coleman,
man who performed CPR on drowning teen
The boy had been visiting "He was (near) dead when
his grandparents when he was I got to him," Coleman said.
discovered Friday afternoon lying "He was pretty much blue and
afloat face down in the pool. foaming at the mouth, so I knew
Coleman's past training as he had taken in a lot of water. I
an EMT and former volunteer did CPR, checked his pulse, did


fireman kicked in.


CPR 115


ByLARRYEVANS
GONDOLIER SUN CORRESPONDENT
A 300-foot-long fence
line behind the Sarasota
Leadership Academy looked
scruffy until the past few
weeks.
Now 61 coco palms grow
along the chain-link fence
that separates the school from
Beach Manor Villas South, a
community two blocks from
Venice Municipal Airport.
Residents of the community
planted the coco palms and
spread 175 bags of Florida-
friendly mulch with the
help of a Sarasota County
Neighborhood Grant.
EFFORT17


Among residents of Beach Manor Villas South involved in landscaping their
neighborhood are (front row, left to right) Leslie Hale, Pat Dando, Carol Ann
Gallant, Rahye Luke, Kitty Ramey, Linda Cretors and (second row, left to
right) Doris and Max Loudenslager, Ted Pirau, Bob Dutton, Charles Gallant,
Ken Dando and Charlie Cretors.


SUN PHOTO BY GREG GILES
Venice Theatre's electronic marquee sign will get an upgrade to make it more
readable in time to host the American Association of Community Theatre's
Worldfest in June.


Venice Theatre


marquee upgrade


gets approval


By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR
The Venice Theatre's elec-
tronic marquee sign will get
an overhaul in time to host
the June American Association
of Community Theatre's
Worldfest.
It won't feature a multi-col-
ored video of exploding
fireworks. That's not allowed
under newly revised sign rules.
But it will be an improvement
to the current sign, which is
largely unreadable during the


daytime due to faded lights.
"It's going to be brighter in
the day, with a new type of tech-
nology, but less bright at night,"
said Murray Chase, the theater's
executive/artistic director.
He went before the city
Planning Commission on
Tuesday (April 1) to get approv-
al for a variance to the city's
sign code, allowing for the
slightly larger sign.
The commission had no
qualms with making the sign
THEATRE I 5


Man who cut mangroves

pessimistic over hearing


By IAN ROSS
STAFF WRITER
Paul Maurer, a Manasota
Key property owner who
clear-cut and filled a man-
grove swamp without a
permit, wasn't optimistic after
a Sarasota County special
magistrate hearing on Friday.
After the hearing, Maurer
and his wife both praised spe-
cial magistrate Robert Zack
for being fair and patient with
them. However, "he's going to
rule against me," Maurer said.
Zack is allowing the county
and Maurer until Friday to
submit any additional evi-
dence and expects to make a
ruling by April 18, according
to Sarasota County spokes-
man Curt Preisser.
Neighbors observed
Maurer clear-cutting and
filling a Mangrove wetland
on his vacant lot on the
8200 block of Manasota Key
Road on Feb. 22. They called
authorities, who determined
that Maurer had not sought
permits for the activities. The
county told Maurer to stop
the work and later issued a


notice of violation, which
ordered him to repair damage
to the wetland.
Maurer was supposed to
have removed all materials
pushed into the wetland,
installed a silt fence and
submitted a mangrove
re-planting plan by March 14.
Maurer missed the deadline
and was issued an affidavit of
violation, which triggered the
hearing.
More than 20 of Maurer's
neighbors attended the public
hearing.
Next-door neighbor Howie
Foote's reaction to the hearing
was "frustration that we didn't
get an answer. I'm pretty sur-
prised that we didn't come up
with something because (the
violation) was so blatant. But
the judge wanted to consider
the facts, I guess."
In the hearing, county
officials submitted photo
evidence of the clear-cutting
and filling activities, including
photos of a tractor Maurer
rented stuck in the wetland.
The county also submitted
HEARING 15


Venice Gondolier Sun owner buys Sebring newspaper


By GARY ROBERTS
STAFF WRITER
The Sun Coast Media
Group, parent company of
the Venice Gondolier Sun, has
purchased the Sebring News-
Sun, Highlands County's
hometown newspaper since
1927, further expanding
SCMG's unique brand of local
news.
Details of the transaction,
which occurred Tuesday after-
noon, were not immediately


available. But the News-Sun is
publishing today under new
ownership.
"We think it's been more
than 50 years since the News-
Sun belonged to a family and
we're happy that it's now part


of our family," said Sun Coast
Media Group president David
Dunn-Rankin.
The previous owner of the
Sebring News-Sun was Halifax
Media Group, a U.S. newspa-
per company owning more


than 30 newspapers in the
Southeastern U.S., including
the Sarasota Herald-Tribune
and the Lakeland Ledger.
Halifax purchased the
Ledger and Herald-Tribune
from the New York Times
Regional Newspaper Group in
2010, and added the News-
Sun in September of 2013.
Over the years, Sun Coast
Media Group has added
several newspapers in south-
western and central Florida,
beginning in 1977 with the


Venice Gondolier, purchased
by founder and chairman
Derek Dunn-Rankin.
With an interest in newspa-
pers since delivering papers
at age 11, Derek decided early
on to one day own a paper.
And from little kids come big
dreams.
"I didn't know we would
have papers in so many
different towns," he said.
He eventually grew the
company to include the
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THEATRE
FROM PAGE 1

four inches wider on
either side and six inches
higher.
But they balked, at
least momentarily, when
it came to allowing the
sign to scroll less than the
current limit of every 60
seconds without a change
of message. In fact, the
theatre has been scrolling
every 3 to 4 seconds for
years which is against
city rules.
When asked how that
came to be, Chase said


HEARING
FROM PAGE 1

records of a meeting
between Maurer and
Natural Resources
Department environ-
mental specialist Howard
Berna, as evidence that
Maurer should have
known a permit was nec-
essary for his activities.
Records show Berna
and Maurer met to
discuss the possibility of
a dock permit, and Berna
said they discussed the
previous owner's 2006
permit application -
which was denied by
Sarasota County. The
meeting took place in
2009, shortly before
Maurer purchased the
lot.
NRD environmental


"any quicker, you can't
read it, any slower and
you won't see the full
message while going by.
To be anywhere near
effective, we have to go
faster. We tried it, and
never got a complaint."
"But you didn't come
back to seek a variance,"
Chairman Barry Snyder
said. "I'm struggling with
this a little bit. I'm a little
disheartened that what
was approved in 2000, no
scrolling and no motion
... was somewhat ignored,
at least until recently."
On the other hand,
Snyder said, the theater
holds a special place in

specialist Kelly Pluta
presented evidence for
Maurer depositing an
estimated minimum of
146 cubic yards of fill dirt
on the upland portion of
the lot a separate vio-
lation from the wetland
impacts that would also
have required a permit.
Maurer represented
himself at the hearing. A
key point of his defense
rested on the assertion
that the mangrove
wetland was a man-
made mosquito control
ditch and therefore not
protected by the county
ordinances.
However, the county
provided a memo
regarding the property
from Matthew Smith,
mosquito management
services manager, who
wrote "it is my profes-
sional opinion that this


the community.
"The value of Venice
Theatre is not to be ques-
tioned. It's evident. It does
have a unique position on
the island and downtown
business district," Snyder
said.
Making the decision
even more difficult was
the question of whether
the variance being
requested met all the
criteria listed in city rules.
For example, when
the commission looked
closely, there was some
questions as to what
constitutes a scrolling
electronic board.
The theater's electronic

area was not constructed
as a mosquito control
ditch."
"He can call this
whatever he wants to,
but the fact remains
and the evidence shows
that this is a mangrove
swamp," said assistant
county attorney Scott
Bossard in his conclud-
ing statement.
In Maurer's closing
arguments, he said the
county's enforcement of
its comprehensive plan
wouldn't allow him to
use his property.
"Sarasota County,
by enforcing this, has
effectively removed
me from my property
rights completely my
property has become un-
buildable," he said in his
concluding statement.

Email: iross@sun-herald.com


sign forms words that
come into view from
the left, line by line
over four lines until
a complete message
appears. It doesn't scroll
down, pointed out
Commissioner Thomas
Murphy.
"My view of scrolling is
all the lines skip down to
the bottom, not that the
whole thing goes away,
and starts over one line at
a time," Murphy said.
There were other issues,
too, like whether meeting
a majority of the listed
criteria was enough to
approve a variance, or all
of them, which is how the


local law is written.
That eventually led the
commission to question
whether the variance
process is too limiting.
"The (criteria) is
incredibly detailed,"
said City Attorney Dave
Persson. "You can do two
things. Modify or lessen
the standards, or create a
waiver to make an easier
hurdle to cross."
The commission asked
Persson to look into
the matter and bring
it up to city council for
discussion.
Faced with the possi-
bility that the commis-
sion's decision could


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be challenged, Council
Member Kit McKeon
weighed in.
"There is something
wrong when common
sense can't prevail. We
heard from the communi-
ty, 'Don't screw it up.' This
(if not approved) could be
screwing up something
that is an absolute gem.
Had it gone before coun-
cil, council would have
approved it. Something
has to be done at a later
time."
With that, the com-
mission approved the
variance unanimously.

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By SUSAN ERWIN
GONDOLIER SUN CORRESPONDENT

Former New York City
mayor, philanthropist
and financial tycoon
Michael Bloomberg
spoke openly and can-
didly to guests Friday
night at the historic
Sarasota Opera House.
He supported
President Obama,
spoke about registering
as both a Democrat
and Republican in the
past, and talked about
terrorism and how the
Internet has gotten rid
of any notion of privacy.
Gulf Coast
Community Foundation
and the Ringling


College Library
Association presented
the event to benefit
the construction of a
new library at Ringling
College of Art and
Design.
The session was
moderated by Sarasota
native and national me-
dia personality Sharyl
Attkisson.
Bloomberg decided
not to follow the Town
Hall tradition of a short
lecture followed by
a question-and an-
swer-period, preferring
to engage in a 60-min-
ute session moderated
by Attkisson.
Attkisson inquired
about why Bloomberg


Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg addressed
guests at a reception prior to his talk at the Sarasota Opera
House last Friday, March 28. "An Evening with Michael
Bloomberg" raised funds to advance the campaign to build a
new library at Ringling College of Art and Design.


has been registered
as a Democrat and a
Republican in the past.
"I'm practical, wheth-
er you are far left or far
right, both parties have
flaws and both have ar-
eas that are in constant
need of improvement,"
Bloomberg said.
When asked if he was
planning to run for
president in the next
election, Bloomberg
quickly replied that he
would not.
"I am adamantly
pro-choice and for gay
rights so the media
would be all over that,"
Bloomberg said. "That
would remove half of
the country from ever
voting for me."
The audience shared
a simultaneous laugh
after the comment.
Bloomberg dis-
cussed the fact that
he endorsed President
Obama during his race
for the 2012 election.
"I find it sick when I
hear people say 'I hope
he fails,'" Bloomberg
said. "We have to do
something to get our
healthcare system un-
der control and at least
he is trying- I may
not agree with all of the
details but at least he
stepped forward and
tried."
Bloomberg quoted
Churchill and said "You
can always depend
on America to do the
right thing, after it has
exhausted all of the
possibilities," to which
the crowd applauded.
The political leader
also spoke about efforts
to improve education in
the nation.
"Common Core is a
curriculum I support
that move students from
the process of memo-
rizing facts to actually
having discussions and


interpreting ways to
broaden the ability for
children to think and
work in this world,"
Bloomberg said.
Attkisson asked a
question regarding
citizen privacy and
terrorism and how to
balance the fact that
people want to be
protected, yet they don't
want government to go
too far.
"If you really want
to worry about your


privacy, just think about
what the Internet is
doing," Bloomberg said.
"Every single thing you
do is now in the public
domain."
This was Mayor
Bloomberg's first public
address since leaving
office.
"The mayor's eco-
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New York City create
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FROM PAGE 1

The $3,331 matching
grant also enabled
residents of the 61 villas
to remove orange jasmine
- an invasive species
the county government
wants destroyed and
to hire a local landscap-
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SEBRING

FROM PAGE 1

Charlotte Sun, the
Englewood Sun, the
North Port Sun and The
Arcadian. The Charlotte
Sun, a 30,000-circulation
daily, remains the last
family-owned daily
newspaper in the state.


Manor Villas South
in two ways," said
Kathleen "Kitty"Ramey,
the grant coordinator
for the homeowners'
association. "The grant
has allowed us to update
the appearance of the
community along Cooper
Street, Field Avenue
and Cockrill Street, and
our community has
built strong community
relationships as a result
of working on the grant
projects."
On a recent morning,
about a dozen residents
of the community

Then five years ago,
Sun Coast Media Group
added the Polk County
Democrat in Bartow, the
Frostproof News, the
Lake Wales News and
the Fort Meade Leader. A
year later, the company
expanded into Highlands
County and bought the
Lake Placid Journal.
"We think a news-
paper is to focus on


wielded rakes and shovels
to spread the mulch and
clear a path for rainfall to
drain from streets into a
storm drain.
As they worked, a pair
of squawking sandhill
cranes flew over and
sunshine broke through
rain clouds.
"We have had 35 to
40 residents working on
this project," Ramey said.
The county government
gave a monetary value
of $15 for each volunteer
hour contributed by
residents. Beach Manor
Villas South provided its

the community, what
it needs, what kind of
forum do they have to
express themselves ...
all of these things are
very important," Derek
Dunn-Rankin said. "And
the advertisers need a
way to reach out to their
prospects."
The News-Sun will
be the company's only
tri-weekly newspaper.


50 percent match that
way, Ramey said.
Ramey said the com-
munity has received a
couple of county beauti-
fication grants in recent
years and will apply for
another one in the next
budget cycle.
The Sarasota County
Neighborhood Grant
Program, which began in
2003, has $99,000 allo-
cated for grant recipients
this year. The application
deadline for spring grants
is April 28. Additional
grants will be awarded in
November.

"We are excited
about becoming part
of the Sun Newspapers
group," said Romona
Washington, publisher
and executive editor of
the Sebring News-Sun.
"We will be joining a
group of community
newspapers that not
only share many things
in common with the
News-Sun, but they


For information, call
Kathlyn Clayton, the
grant coordinator, at
941-861-6000.
Beach Manor Villas
South "has done a won-
derful job" on the current
project, Clayton said.
"The residents have
made a huge difference
in the appearance" of the
community to people
driving past and to the
rear of the school proper-
ty, Clayton said.
Clayton said the com-
munity grant program
has two purposes: "to
encourage people to get

are also very focused
on their local commu-
nities. Being able to
work as a team with
Sun Newspapers will
also give us an oppor-
tunity to better share
the events and news of
Central Florida."
According to the 2010
U.S. Census, Sebring
reported a population of
10,491 and is the county


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to know their neighbors,"
and thereby build a sense
of community;" and to
provide "public benefit"
by improving the overall
appearance of neighbor-
hoods and the county.
"We're really trying
to reach out to South
County," she said. "We
want to get more resi-
dents of that area into the
program."
Grant applications
from South Venice and
from in and around North
Port and Englewood are
particularly encouraged,
she said.

seat of Highlands County.
The News-Sun is the re-
sult of a merger in 1996 of
the Sebring News, which
started in June 1927, and
the Avon Park Sun.
"The News-Sun staff
has always felt like a
big family. Now we will
become part of a bigger
family," Washington
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARA-
SOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LOUISE M. DRITT,
Deceased.
File No. 2014 CP 982 SC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
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Louise M. Dritt, deceased, whose date
of death was February 20th, 2014, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Sarasota
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 4000 South Tamia-
mi Trail, Venice, Florida 34293. The
names and address of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
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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
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PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
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NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
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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 26, 2014.
Personal Representative:
Harry J. Dritt
5388 White Ibis Dr.
North Port, FL 34287
Attorneys for
Personal Representative:
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14295 SOUTH TAMIAMI TRAIL
NORTH PORT, FL 34287
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PUBLISH: March 26, April 2, 2014
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
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NELSON A. COLLINS
Deceased.
File No.
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Division: Probate
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representative's attorney are set forth
below.
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other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
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notice is March 26, 2014.
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527 Cervina Drive South
Venice, FL 34292
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By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

His goals have been
achieved.
In May, 2011, Venice
resident George
Pickhardt, chairman of
Arrow Environmental
Services, said his goal
was for the company to
expand through acquisi-
tion and organic growth,
while keeping indus-
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for personal service and
customer retention.
Arrow has now merged
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annual revenues.
Jacksonville-based Bug
Out keeps its name in the
market while pursuing


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the brand.
A member of the Arrow
Environmental Services
board of directors since
2010, Joe Finney, chief
executive officer of Bug
Out, joined Arrow in
early February as its new
CEO.
Bill Hurd moves into
the role of chief operat-
ing officer and president,
working with Finney and
Arrow Chairman George
Pickhardt to manage the
company going forward.
Arrow was started
in 1886 by Pickhardt's


grandfather as
International Fumigators
of Buffalo, N.Y. Since
then, until 2010, they had
swallowed up 12 compet-
itors. Recapitalizing his
company, entrepreneur
Pickhardt shifted some
funds around and made
$3.5 million in revenue
acquisitions in eight
months.
Arrow, whose business
was primarily residential,
made mostly business
acquisitions with com-
mercial customers. In
2011, he set a goal of $30
million in revenue within
5 years but has now


achieved his target in
less than three years.
Technology is a high
priority in business for
Arrow, whose technicians
in 2011 were receiving
and responding to up-
dated information from
hand-held computers as
they serviced customers.
"With technology, our
goal is to create a model
covering our service area,
perfecting it to roll out
nationally whether it be-
comes a virtual company
or we look at further
acquisitions," Pickhardt
said in 2011.
He acquired Arrow


Environmental Services,
a three-man business,
from his father in 1957.
With this latest acquisi-
tion of Bug Out, there are
now 202 employees, and
Arrow has merged with
36 companies in Florida
and Georgia since 2010.
"As we work towards
becoming one of the
national leaders in our
industry," said Pickhardt
in buoyant style, "we
need to continue to
enhance the quality of
our operations and our
people, and Finney will
drive these efforts going
forward."


Nutritionist and health coach opens organic bar


Kathy and Alexa
Dippolito recently
opened Island Organics
Smoothies & Juice Bar at
231 W Miami Ave. They
offer all-vegetarian organ-
ic smoothies and fresh-
pressed juice, together
with salads, homemade
soup and wraps.
Specialties include
homemade hummus with
veggies, apple peanut but-
ter, yogurt parfaits, vegan
Irish potatoes, customized
smoothies, coffee and tea.
From Philadelphia, Pa.,
Kathy Dippolito owned
the Bravo Hair Salon in
Willow Grove for several
years. Having taught her
daughter Alexa to bake
and cook, she became
a nutritonist and health
coach with the dream to
open an organic cafO.
Having vacationed
in Venice on several
occasions, they bought


a house so they always
had one place to come
to during those horrible
northern winters. Last
time, they did not want to
go home.
'And I thinkVenice is
the cutest little town,"
Dippolito said.
The cafe has 10 seats
inside with tiki-style
seating outside. It is
open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday to Saturdays,
and Sundays. Call
941-484-3565.

Get a 'Big'
Souvenir
Sea Venice dolphins or
turtles make a fun attrac-
tion for your business or
home. Bid on your favor-
ite artist-designed model
at the Venice Yacht Club,
1330 Tarpon Center Drive,
on Saturday, April 5, at
6 p.m. during dinner with
an open bar. Tickets are
$125 with limited seating.
Call 941-485-7136 or stop
in at Venice Art Center.

Fun Shoot for
Veterans
Dave Pfeiffer, principal
of the PHM Group Inc., is
starting the first Florida


Fun Shoot, a sporting clay
event on Friday, April 25,
at the Ancient Oak Gun
Club in Lakewood Ranch.
His group, Operation
Second Chance, is
committed to helping
wounded veterans by
supplying everyday needs
and providing unique
opportunities.
"Our goal each year is to
assist a particular veteran
needing additional care or
special needs by providing
a portion of the proceeds
to help with a specific
need for them or their
family," Pfeiffer said.
For details, call 941-745-
5900 or visit:
OSCFloridaFunShoot.
com.

Florist's Open
Gee Ploskova has
renamed and moved
her successful business
to Venetian Flowers at
335 W Venice Ave. from
Beauties of the Garden in
Sarasota.
She sells fresh flowers,
seasonal and year-
round, European-style
bouquets, arrangements
in vases and baskets,
funeral arrangements
and easels. She also sells


custom-ordered fruit,
vegetable spa and organic
baskets
There is a special line
of coin purses, wallets,
key chains, pencil holders
and wall clocks all very
original in handmade
leather.
A native of Sofia,
Bulgaria, Ploskova as a
teenager moved to Illinois.
In Chicago, she worked
downtown at flower
shops, including The
Golden Rose. In Sarasota,
she worked with Beneva
Florists and Suncoast
Flowers before opening
her own shop four years
ago.
Venetian Flowers
is open from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Monday
to Saturday. Call
941-312-6688.

Big Band Night
There is a Big Band
Gala at 165 North Jackson
Road with dinner this
Saturday, April 5, starting
at 6 p.m., presented by
the Hungarian Christian
Society. Adrienne Bodnar
and the Blend entertain
with dancing to the great
songsters. Tickets are $30.
Call 941-441-6969.


Winn-Dixie Returns
Venice welcomes back
Winn-Dixie after almost a
decade.
Winn-Dixie has rebrand-
ed the former Sweetbay
stores at 458 North U.S. 41
Bypass and 1254 Jacaranda
Blvd. Winn-Dixie promo-
tions include a suite of
in-store savings programs
and the fuelperks! reward
program in which cus-
tomers earn savings at
participating Shell stations
as they shop with their
Winn-Dixie Customer
Reward Card.

Rotary Grants
Deadline
Organizations serving
local youth are invited
to apply for the annual
Rotary Grants awarded
by Venice-Nokomis
Rotary Club. The annual
Investment in Youth
Program makes monetary
awards.
Applications must be
received by Monday,
April 14, for the awards
ceremony to be held
Thursday May 22, at
noon. For details, call
Rotarian Jim Renz at
941-493-2949.


Bidding Goes
Cyber
Sarasota County
government has an-
nounced that beginning
April 2, vendors must
register with BidSync to
participate in solicitation
opportunities.
BidSync allows more
than 1,000 public agen-
cies to electronically cre-
ate, manage and award
service and product
solicitations to more than
750,000 qualified suppli-
ers and service providers
via a national database.
In Sarasota County,
phase 1 will focus on
transitioning existing lo-
cal vendors and attracting
new vendors to BidSync.
For details, call 941-861-
5000 or visit:
SCGov.net.

Editor's note: Service
and product informa-
tion in this column
should not be taken as
an endorsement of the
business.
Send your news of a
new business opening, an
expansion, a relocation
or other significant event
to rogerbutton@verizon.
net.


BBQ


&


bluegrass ready to put Venice first


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

New Orleans is re-
nowned for jazz and
Nashville represents the
home of country music.
Now, enthusiasts want
Venice to become the
state's city representing
BBQ and bluegrass.
Known locally for
its family friendly
atmosphere, the BBQ
& Bluegrass event is
described as one big
community picnic at
which outdoor sports
activities are all brought
together.
To prove the point, the
city is already staging
the largest event in
Southwest Florida for
BBQ and bluegrass,
according to Don Fisher,
founder and organizer
of the Suncoast BBQ
Bash. He is also a
board member of the
Suncoast Foundation for
Handicapped Children
Inc., the charity benefit-
ing from this event.
Now in its fifth year
with almost 70 sponsors,
the two-day festival is
on Friday and Saturday,
April 18 and 19. There
is free parking and
free admission to the
family-friendly event at
Venice Municipal Airport
Festival Grounds.
"This year, we are
asking the public to help
us welcome all the pit-
masters and competitors


COURTESY PHOTO


The BBQ & Bluegrass Festival is set for Friday and Saturday, April 18 & 19, at the airport festival grounds.


coming for Saturday's
BBQ challenges," Fisher
said. "More than 300
pitmasters and com-
petitors from Alabama,
Mississippi, Illinois, and
even the UK champions
are attending."
Members of the
Venice Area Chamber of
Commerce will assist at
the meet-and-greet for
the Suncoast BBQ Bash
Kick Off Party opening
at 5 p.m. on Friday and
lasting until 8 p.m. Enjoy
Squire John's Fish 'n'
Chips, craft beers and
music by the Shames and
the Gator Creek Band.
Food dinner plates and
beverage tickets will be
available.
The Bash opens again
on Saturday from 10


a.m. to 5 p.m. with the
major event a hosted
qualifier for the Suncoast
BBQ Bash FBA 2014
State Championship.
Nationally recognized
BBQ pitmasters compete
to qualify in this $15,000
BBQ cook-off contest.
Coming from England
are the high-profile Miss
Piggy Pitmasters, win-
ners of the U.K. BBC BBQ
Championship.
"It is all about BBQ
and bluegrass," Fisher
said. "Such is the impact
in festival in Venice this
year we have secured
the chart-topping 2014
Grammy-nominated
Boxcars to perform."
Local chefs and
pitmasters compete in
the Challenge at BBQ


Junction contest. On
Friday, they receive a
mystery box of food a
la "Iron Chef" which
they have two hours to
prepare and present for
judging.
On Saturday, the top
two winning contestants
move on to the finals
at 2.30 p.m., with the
winner taking $250.
Throughout the day,
the public can partici-
pate in tasting, starting
with the chili cook-off
and dessert bake-off at
11a.m.
Saturday starting at
11.30 a.m., the best
of bluegrass with four
concerts by top enter-
tainers begins, featuring
Swinging Bridge, then
Balsam Range, the


Boxcars and Appalachian
Reunion.
Visitors should bring
their own seating; if they
choose, can buy reserved
seating space around the
stage.
Family fun activities
for kids feature free
face painting, a bounce
house, games and much
more. The Sheriff's Office
K-9 for Kids program will
visit with canine friends.
Local businesses,
nonprofit organizations
and the city of Venice
will offer information on
products and services
in Community Corner
exhibits. Sarasota
County Search & Rescue
and the Venice Police
Department K-9 unit are
participating.


Founded in 1985,
Suncoast Foundation for
Handicapped Children
Inc. supports local
nonprofits that provide
services to the handi-
capped children of our
community. Buildings
located in Sarasota,
Venice and North Port
are leased rent-free and
occupied by Special
Olympics, The Florida
Center, Community
Haven, Children's First
and the Loveland Center.
Net proceeds from
the Suncoast BBQ &
Bluegrass Bash will be
used to support and
maintain all of these
facilities, both now and
in the future.
For more details, go to
SuncoastBbqBash.com.





WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014


Amateur chef in 'Men Who Cook Contest'


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Having accepted the
challenge to compete in
the 2014 Men Who Cook
Contest, Ed Machado,
owner and founder of
The Taste of Venice
Gourmet Food Tours, has
been practicing his skills.
Paolo DiDonnoi, man-
ager of Cassariano Italian
Eatery at 313 West Venice
Ave., invited Machado
into the kitchen, before
opening on Monday.
Sponsored by the Asolo
Repertory Theater, the
fourth annual cooking
competition takes place
at Mattison's Bayside at
Van Wezel in Sarasota on
Sunday, May 14 at 6 p.m.


Billed as the food
extravaganza, Machado
will face off against
26 chefs, amateur and
professional, including
Jon Thaxton, the former
Sarasota County com-
missioner, and Paul
Mattison, executive
chef and owner of
Mattison's.
"I was invited to be
one of the chefs for the
evening, and I accepted,"
he said. "It sounds like
so much fun and we
love the theater and it
will benefit the Gourmet
Food Tour and our
partner venues."
He began 35 years ago
as a hobbyist at cooking.
Although his favorite
dish is making beef


Wellington, for this event
Machado has chosen
espresso-infused bone-
less short ribs.
Machado is owner and
founder of The Taste of
Venice Gourmet Food
Tours. On the twice
weekly restaurant tours
throughout season for
12 people, they visit
Caf6 Venice, Cassariano
Italian Eatery, Le
Petite Bistro, The Soda
Fountain and Ciao
Gelato.
They conclude at the
end of April and resume
in November.
For 2014 Men Who
Cook Contest details and
tickets, call Laura Stuart
Wood, 941-351-9010, ext.
4712.


PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON
Practicing his cooking skills is amateur chef Ed Machado at the Cassariano Italian Eatery working
with the manager on the techniques of sauteing in preparation to compete in the 2014 Men Who
Cook Contest.


Hitt opens Venice Skin Studio, her second business


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

The number of wom-
an-owned firms continues
to grow at a rate exceed-
ing the national average.
They now account for
29 percent of all enterpris-
es, according to research
reported by American
Express.
Between 1997 and 2013,
when the number of
businesses in the United
States increased by
41 percent, the number
of woman-owned firms
increased by 59 percent, a
rate 1.5 times the national
average.
These facts are doubly
correct for the owner of
a newly opened business
on the island, as she has
just started her second
business. Esthetician
and makeup artist Devin
Hitt, L.E., has opened
Venice Skin Studio at 125
W Miami Ave., next to
Suncoast Engraving &
Awards.
Her intentions are to
provide advanced skin
care and makeup, com-
bining it with the drive to
physically make people's
skin healthier.
"The No. 1 problem
I am seeing so far in
the clientele is severe
dehydration from UV
radiation," she said. "The
upper layer of the skin
is so damaged from so
much sun exposure it
requires proper exfolia-
tion. I do a treatment with
oxygen therapy hydrating
the skin successfully."
She has a technology
that is new in this area
that she has used and
is introducing to local
clients. Even within one to
three treatments, people's
skin will look different.
They will see it and should
expect change, she said.
It has gone from more of
a relaxation session into
advanced technology.
Growing up in Dallas,
Texas, Hitt studied at


college to become a nurse
until experiencing an
exfoliating microderm-
abrasion and cleansing
facials. Having struggled
with acne, she was
amazed how the service
helped with her skin care
and condition.
Within a month, she left
college to attend esthe-
tician school and a year
later had an esthetician li-
cense. Pursuing a medical
esthetics education over
a four-year period while
working with a group
of dermatologists, she
received a lot of training
and certifications.
In 1999, she began
treating clients while
working at a dermatology
group practice in Dallas.
Four years later, with a re-
ceptionist she opened her
own practice, Dermedics,
in Tyler, Texas.
"It was my biggest
adventure at 23," she said.
"Eleven years later, I had
tripled the business and
was employing 14. A true
medical spa, I had 320
clients on a regular basis,
almost too busy."
By 2012, Dermedics for
her had become more
corporate and she was
no longer doing the work
she enjoyed. Last year,
she sold the business to a
physician.
Her husband found
Venice on Google Earth.
They visited two years
ago and loved it, and
she thought she could
get back to the one-on-
one treatment she had


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PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON


In her new studio at Venice Skin Care, esthetician and makeup artist Devin Hitt, L.E., demonstrates one of the pieces of modern
technology she uses to refine her skin care services.


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In Texas, they were in a
car 24 hours, driving from
place to place. Now here,
they are out of the car
with a healthier lifestyle
on bikes, walking and
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Treatments start with a
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A makeup artist, she
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APRIL 2, 2014


OPINION


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


SUN NEWSPAPERS


OUR VIEW



Kids, want to earn more? Go to college


In the midst of debate over mini-
mum wage hikes, tax cuts and income
disparity comes another study that
highlights a major determinant of
earning power: education.
The Pew Research Center study,
"The Rising Cost of Not Going to
College," analyzes the income divide
between Americans who have grad-
uated from college and those who
haven't, focusing on the Millennial
Generation, the group aged 25 to 32.
"On virtually every measure of eco-
nomic well-being and career attain-
ment from personal earnings to job
satisfaction to the share employed full
time young college graduates are
outperforming their peers with less
education," the report summary reads.
The analysis of U.S. Census Bureau
data found:
The median income of Millennials
in 2012 (among full-time workers) is
$45,500 for college grads, $30,000 for


those with some college and $28,000
for high school graduates.
Millennials without degrees are
more likely to be unemployed, by a
margin of 3.8 percent to 12.2 percent.
The gap between the have-higher
education and have-not is widening.
The report states, "When the first
wave of Baby Boomers were the same
age that Millennials are today, the
typical high school graduate earned
77 percent of what a college graduate
made. Today, Millennials with only a
high school diploma earn 62 percent."
How are our schools doing?
Consider the data compiled by the
state:
In DeSoto County in the 2011-
2012 school year, half of all high
school graduates said they intended
to pursue post-secondary education.
Roughly half of those expected to
enter two-year programs.
In Charlotte County, 64 percent


of Charlotte High School grads
planned to go to college or technical
school. The number for Lemon Bay
was 59 percent; 55 percent for Port
Charlotte High School.
In Sarasota County, North Port
High School reported 56 percent, with
nearly 70 percent of those expecting
to enter associate's degree programs.
Venice High School was up to
68 percent, with 56 percent aiming for
associate's programs.
Those numbers are sketchy, howev-
er. They don't include students going
to private schools or out-of-state
schools. They also reflect graduates'
intentions only: The schools and the
state do not know whether graduates
actually show up at a college on day
one, nor how long they actually stay in
school.
"It's a big pyramid," said Peni
Riedinger, pupil support specialist for
the Sarasota County school system.


The entry base is large and shrinks in
higher levels.
Which, of course, is a shame. But
what can be done?
We can try to find better ways to
prepare and channel the next genera-
tion into post-secondary schools. We
can make college more convenient
and more affordable.
But Riedinger said districts already
begin college-career awareness
programs in grade schools. Kids are
required to take readiness courses in
middle school. Variations continue
through high school.
"The whole vision is to keep this in
the forefront of a student's mind, that
the selections you are going to make
are going to impact your life," she
said.
Students may not pay heed, of
course. If so, though, they may some-
day find themselves simply hoping for
an increase in the minimum wage.


Medical marijuana?


Let's listen to reason


There is a movement out
there to amend the Florida
State Constitution to allow
marijuana to be used for
medicinal purposes across our
fine state.
Recently, I was lucky enough
to observe a panel of people
talk about the pros and cons
of this new movement. There
were three people who sat
before us answering questions
that were sent in ahead of
time and then they took a few
questions from the crowd.
The panel consisted of the
following people: Tom Knight,
Sarasota County Sheriff;
Benjamin Pollara, director for
United Care; and Carl Ropke
MA, LMHC, president of
Lighthouse Addiction Services.
Pollara was there pushing
for "yes" to the amendment,
Ropke seemed dead set
against it and Knight clearly
had issues with the vagueness
of the amendment.
This panel went through
questions such as ones con-
cerning the value of medical
marijuana for patients, who
would benefit and how it was
admittedly said that medical
marijuana could not be the
answer to everyone but surely
could help some.
As I watched with interest
the pros and cons being rep-
resented, I could not help but
wonder who actually would
benefit. Unfortunately, there
was not any evidence given
to shed light on what groups
of medical patients it would
help.
I have to say that would
have been more helpful
during this discussion.
As we moved through the
discussion, I began to listen
closely to what I will deem the
voice of reason, Sheriff Knight.
The other two speakers


brought facts, figures and sur-
veys that could take someone
a while to figure out and both
presented their cases well.
Keeping score, I would call
it a draw. Knight, however,
talked more about how the
vagueness of the proposed
amendment could open the
door to more than we as
citizens bargained for.
He made some pretty strong
points reminding us that first
and foremost, he and his staff
are not the morality police.
Their sworn duty is to enforce
the laws. Having said that,
he explained how having a
vaguely worded amendment
concerning medical marijua-
na would open the door to a
whole new set of issues for his
department to deal with.
These issues range from the
obvious abuse of prescrip-
tions to protecting the newly
formed dispensaries from
robbery and, yes, the illegal
competitors that surely will
find a way to get in on the
action.
Finally, this proposed
amendment could open the
door to legalizing the sale of
marijuana for recreational
use, according to Knight.
That's a whole new issue for
law enforcement to deal with.
The good news is Sheriff
Knight and his team are
excellent at fighting crime,
and although there would be
a learning curve, they would
make the adjustments to
handle the new problems.
The bad news is passing
this amendment will affect
us all in the state of Florida,
as it will mean more money
being spent on new problems.
Officers will be responding to
issues stemming from this,
taking them away from han-
dling routine issues or, even
worse, lifesaving issues.
Do we really want this?
Here is one thing I know for
sure about Sheriff Knight. As
good as he is at enforcement,
he is even better at preven-
tion. When he tells us this is
not good the way it is written
and will lead to issues that will
adversely affect our county
and state, we better listen.
Think about that before you
vote in November.


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Wake Up. I'm so disap-
pointed in the letters praising
Obama and the Democrats and
condemning the Republicans.
This is America; not Republican
or Democrat. The current
health care program is not
providing for the underprivi-
leged, but he is causing the loss
of health care for millions.
It is ruining the finest, if not
perfect, health care system
in the world. Millions of jobs
are lost and not replaced. The
military is now reduced in the
wake of the greatest threat
to America in years. Wake up
America.
Bidding Etiquette. There
is no honor among bidders.
At a recent Sunday afternoon
auction, two women who were
sitting behind me decided after
the auction was over that they
did not want two of the items I
also bid on. When the auction-
eer told them that's why they
have a review time beforehand,
their answer was, "Well, we
didn't get here in time to do
that." At the very least, a little
common courtesy would have
been desirable.
Tours. I'm calling about
a comment concerning the
tours. I believe that a possible
tour would be available if the
performing arts center were
finished.
Slogans & More. I can't
understand why they want to
change the city slogan, "Venice,
City on the Gulf." Any changes
would just be more expensive
because we'd have to change
everything in the city. Another
issue is the parking downtown.
That's going to take care of
itself if they put retailers at the


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airport and on the Intracoastal.
They won't have to worry about
parking downtown; they'll have
to worry about closing the
shops.
Also, don't the people's
opinion who live here full
time and aren't out trying to
make a fortune, count for
anything? Looks like it's just
the developers and a few of
the other money people. Also,
I'm all for the School Board
tax, but I think there should be
something in there so none of
it can be used for wages for the
school board. One of the few
places in the country where
the school board gets paid, and
overpaid.
Marijuana Impact. The front
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for possible marijuana mar-
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and I hope to other residents
of Venice. If the marijuana
amendment is approved by the
voters, will we begin by having
so-called Growers University
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Wow, We Are Protected. I'm
a local here in Venice and the
other day my family and I were
fishing off the jetty when we
saw the Venice Fire Department
boat approaching with their
emergency lights on. A few
minutes later, we saw the Coast
Guard boat going out as well. I
couldn't understand what the
emergency was.
After they passed, it actually
got me thinking if there were
boys in my family who needed
to be rescued. The department
has this truly impressive boat
with skilled men and women
who are nearby in case of an
emergency, especially with the
seas being as rough as they
were that day. My family and I
spend quite a bit of our time on
the water and at the beach.
We're at peace of mind
knowing that we're protected
by our fire and police depart-
ment. They truly are brave
individuals. I just wanted to
call and say thank you for what
they've done. That day was very
impressive. Thank you again,
Venice Fire Department.
Crazy Money. Have I lost
my mind or what? I look at the
Benderson Park deal where
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little boats. The operator
gets all of the revenue and
the county is just going
to toss in a mere $788,000
administrative, personnel
and operating expenses?
What does it cost to row a
boat around a pond? And
that's basically what this
is. The financial minds
of Sarasota County must
have taken a leave of
absence. When I look at
what they've done with
our multimillion-dollar
investment over at the
springs in North Port and
now something like this...
somebody's got to jar
these people into a sense
of reality.
Moustache. Regarding
the moustache on Obama
comparing him to Hitler. I
think it's disgusting, disre-
spectful and horrendous.
The Democrats have to
learn how to take a joke.
Enough. I've had just


about enough of the Hitler
moustache picture. Time
to shave it off.
Marijuana Worked.
This is for all the folks that
think medical marijuana
should be illegal. I hope
you never go through
what I have gone through.
I've had two parents with
cancer. I was pretty much
against drugs, as my
parents were.
Me going out to my
neighbors house getting
marijuana for my parents
was the best thing I could
have done. I wish I had
not had to do it illegally.
I hope you never have to
go through what I went
through. Don't knock until
you try it.
You Saved My Life. On
March 24 after 11 p.m.,
I had an unfortunate
circumstance and had to
use the Venice ambulance
services. I could not have
had better treatment. You
saved my life. Thank you
from the bottom of my
heart.
Ponder This. Does


anyone else think that
people who are not prop-
erty owners should not be
voting on whether to raise
the property tax?
Fix Jacaranda
Boulevard. Seventy
percent of taxpayers are
against paying extra tax to
pay for road improvement
and parks. There's a lot of
money spent on parks.
Why not use some of
my tax money to repair
Jacaranda Boulevard?
Driving that road almost
makes my teeth fall out.
Thump, thump, thump.
Missing Fines. Our
city of Venice is missing
a lot of $250 fines from
people who park illegally
in spaces for handicapped
people, especially during
the "season." Enforcement
seems to be lacking big
time.
Paradise Lost. I really
like the new city vehicles
with "Venice City on
the Gulf." I believe they
got it right. Is it just a
coincidence that many
citizens say we are losing


our "paradise."
The city and, under-
standably, the business
organizations strongly
encourage growth and
together with the city/
council are not hesitant
in promoting a carefree
lifestyle. We appreciate
that the city/council does
not like to impose rules
but it seems to me (and
others) that some grown-
ups are like children. They
need rules.
People who don't like
rules are most often those
who like to do what they
want and do not think of
others. Unfortunately, the
result of this is becoming
very clear. Cyclists riding
on main downtown side-
walks and on sidewalks/
roads after dark with no
lights; dogs in every park,
main downtown sidewalks
and outside restaurants
where others are eating.
Cyclists should be
walking their bicycles on
downtown sidewalks and
I agree with a recent letter
- license them.


There is s dog park/
beach that all taxpayers
have paid for, and con-
tinue to but this is not
enough for many. The
city/council forget that
not everyone wants dogs
everywhere. I wonder
how many outsiders
know about the dog park/
beach?
Vote on Legacy Trail. If
I heard it right, the next
"leg" of the Legacy Trail
to downtown Sarasota is
$27 million to $30 million.
I think citizens/taxpayers
of Sarasota County should
be voting on this because
it is such a huge amount
and/or if the cyclist/bicy-
cle problem was resolved
and they were licensed,
citizens and visitors
would have a chance of
identifying them and have
a much better attitude
toward them.
I wonder how many
people know about the
lady knocked over on a
crosswalk at a Nokomis
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HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL



Kovalsky, strong offense power Venice to win


By SCOTT LOCKWOOD
SPORTS EDITOR

After a second inning where she hit
three Riverview Lady Ram hitters with
pitches, walked two more hitters and
surrendered two runs, Venice pitcher
Nikkie Kovalsky said she needed to go
in the dugout, take a deep breath and
relax a bit.


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After a second inning where she hit three
Riverview Lady Ram hitters with pitches,
Nikkie Kovalsky quickly returned to domi-
nating form on her way to an 11-strikeout
performance.


That little break sparked an explo-
sion. Kovalsky quickly returned to
dominating form on her way to an
11-strikeout performance eight of
which came after that second inning
- in the Lady Indians 11-2 win over
Riverview Tuesday night at the Miss
Sarasota Softball Complex in Sarasota.
Despite striking out three in the
bottom of the first inning and holding
a 1-0 lead, Kovalsky came down with
a bout of control issues in the bottom
of the second. She hit two of the first
four batters she faced and walked
in two runs something she hasn't
done all year.
"That was probably the poorest she's
thrown all year," Venice head coach
Larry Sandburg said of Kovalsky's
second inning. "But she had the
courage to come back and throw a
heckuva game after that. A lot of kids
would have thrown the towel in, but
she gutted it up a bit and came back
and really threw well for us."
Kovalsky didn't wait long to atone
for the bad inning. Down 2-1 and
leading off the top of the fourth, she
sent a pitch from Riverview's Madison
Wallwork over the left field wall and
deep into the night to tie the game.
That opened the floodgates of-
fensively for the Lady Indians, who
would send 10 batters to the plate in
the inning. Another would score on
Gabby Dugan's shot down the left field
line and another run crossed the plate
when Wallwork walked Kaitlin Davis.
The runs kept coming in pairs over


the next three innings. Dugan knocked
in two more runs with a triple to the
warning track in right field in the
fifth, and Mackenna Lloyd sent two
across the plate with a single to right
center in the sixth. Carly Rosa and
Elsie Rivera added RBI singles in the
seventh inning.
"Gabby Dugan really stepped up for
us," Sandburg said. "Twice, she came
up with people in scoring position
with two outs. She had the triple to
right over the outfielder's head and
the nice base hit up the middle that
kept rallies going. She was really key
for us."
While she was getting run support
from her offense, Kovalsky kept mow-
ing down Riverview hitters. Riverview
never had a runner advance past
second base in the final five innings.
"Once it got started, I was getting
more and more motivated when I
started realizing I was throwing all
those strikeouts," said Kovalsky, who
now has 204 strikeouts on the year.
Lloyd finished with four hits for
Venice. Five Lady Indians had at least
two hits in the game.
"We hit the ball well against good
pitching," Sandburg said. "We really
did well offensively, and with the
districts coming up, I think we're in a
good position."
The win was the second of the week
for the Lady Indians, who defeated
Episcopal School 12-0 on Saturday. In
that game, Kovalsky allowed one hit
while striking out nine and walking


The coach credited Gabby Dugan with coming
up with big hits for the team when it had
runners in scoring position.
one. Rachel Lightner pitched one
inning in relief, striking out all three
hitters she faced.
Kaitlin Davis was 2-for-2 with a
home run. Carly Rosa, Elsie Rivera,
Halie Hendricks and Kovalsky all had
two hits apiece.
The Lady Indians will play at Island
Coast today at 6 p.m. and will host Ida
Baker on Thursday night for Senior
Night at 7 p.m.
Emanil: slokwood@sun-heroald.com


HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL


Indians look to defend title in Perfect Game tourney


By SCOTT LOCKWOOD
SPORTS EDITOR

The Venice Indians will
be taking part in another
national tournament this
weekend as they look to
defend their champion-
ship in the Perfect Game
High School Showdown
set to be played in Fort
Myers.
The tournament
will feature 10 of the
best teams from the
Southeastern United
States, including three
ranked in the Perfect
Game National Top 50
poll. That includes Venice,
the fifth-ranked team that
was ranked No. 1 until
losing 4-2 to Sarasota in
Venice nearly two weeks
ago.
The Sailors are also
in the tournament and
ranked fourth in the
poll. The DeSoto Central
Jaguars from Mississippi,
ranked 50th, are also in
the field.
"It's a great national
tournament, and the
teams that will be there
are very, very good,"
Venice head coach Craig
Faulkner said.
The Indians will open
tournament play on

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The Venice High
School Athletic
Department will be
hosting the annual Jim
Powell Memorial Golf
Tournament to benefit
all Venice High School
athletics on April 26 at
Capri Isles Golf Club.
Registration for the
tournament is $65 and
includes, golf, cart,
lunch and a shirt. In
addition to golf, the
tournament will feature
cash prizes, mulligans
for sale, a 50/50 raf-
fle, putting contest,
Cornhole contest,
closest to the pin, long


Thursday at 4 p.m. at City
of Palms Park against
Lowndes (Georgia)
Vikings, a team that
currently sits with a 1-10
record. Faulkner said
that team features some
quality pitching and will
be a tough test for his
team.
"Lowndes is a great
baseball school," Faulkner
said. "Every year every
school is different and
there's definitely some
great players there. This
will be great competition
for us."
Venice will then take on
an undefeated Altoona
(Georgia) Buccaneers
Friday night at 7 at the
JetBlue Park in Fort
Myers, the site of last
year's FHSAA Class 7A
state championship
victory.
Faulkner said he didn't
know much about that
squad and that the
coaching staff is spending
time this week gathering
as much information as
they can on the out-of-
state teams something
that can be tricky task
given that there isn't a lot
of film on baseball games
like there is in other
sports such as football.


drive contest and other
raffle prizes.
Several different spon-
sorship opportunities
are available, including
a State Champion
Sponsor. The $2,500
sponsorship includes
being a head title
sponsor in all promo-
tions, website banners,
two hole signs and two
foursomes in the golf
tournament.
A Regional Champion
sponsorship is also
available for $1,000. It
includes two foursomes
in the golf tournament,
banner, website recogni-
tion, and one hole sign.
Several other smaller
sponsorship opportuni-
ties are available.
Tournament officials


"It's hard to get infor-
mation on out-of-state
opponents because
there's only so much out
there and it's hard to call
someone out of state and
try and get information
on a local team because
most people like to
see their area do well,"
Faulkner said.
With Sarasota in the
same tournament,
the Indians could get
a shot at redemption
against one of their top
rivals. Faulkner said the
team hasn't done a lot
of talking about that
possibility, but they know
a potential rematch is a
possibility.
"We hope we both win
and we'll run into them
again," Faulkner said.
The rest of the
tournament includes
IMG Academy from
Bradenton, Fort Myers
Bishop Verot Catholic,
Concordia Lutheran
(Texas), Palm Beach
Dwyer, and Montverde
Academy (Florida.)
If Venice wins Friday,
they will play on Saturday
at 9 a.m. on Field 2
of the JetBlue Player
Development Complex
located adjacent to


are still looking for vol-
unteers to help with the
day's activities. Anyone
interested in registering,
sponsoring or volunteer-
ing should email Venice
High School Athletic
Director Pete Dombroski
at pete dombroski@
sarasota.kl2.fl.us or
call the VHS Athletic
Office at 941-488-6726
ext. 65532; or 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, c/o Pete
Dombroski, 1 Indian Ave.,
Venice, FL 34285.


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The Indians will need a team effort to succeed in a tournament filled with nationally ranked
teams this week.


JetBlue Stadium. The
tournament champi-
onship game is set for 3
p.m. Saturday at Jet Blue
Stadium.
The tournament will
mark the Indians' first
return to action since
last week's USA Baseball
National High School
Invitational in Cary, N.C.
At that tournament,
Venice went 1-3 despite
outhitting all four of their


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coaching, board
positions open
The Venice Vikings
football and cheer
program is now taking


opponents. The Indians
have lost four of their last
five and could use this
weekend's tournament to
get back on track. They
currently sit at 12-5 on
the year.
"Right now we need
to get back to doing the
little things that make
us win," Faulkner said.
"We've not got away from
those, but we've struggled
with some of the things


applications for the 2014
season for head football
and cheer coaches.
The Vikings are also
looking to fill the follow-
ing board positions: cheer
director, building/grounds


that we're the best at, and
that is not walking guys.
I think we hit 12 batsmen
in that tournament and
walked 14, so that's very
uncharacteristic of Venice
High School Baseball. We
need to get back to doing
what we do best... and
that's throwing strikes
and giving ourselves the
opportunity to win."

Email: slockwood@sun-heraldx.com


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If you are interested in
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Effect of Rays' spring training felt in region


By PAUL FALLON
STAFF WRITER

As the days continue
to lengthen, Major
League Baseball's Boys of
Summer return to their
home parks and area
businesses begin looking
at the economic effect of
yet another spring train-
ing season in Charlotte
County.
Although she hasn't
seen the official statistics
dealing with the number
of people traveling into
Charlotte County for the
Tampa Bay Rays spring
training games, Charlotte
County Chamber of
Commerce Executive
Director Julie Mathis
believes it helps area
businesses.
"People may stay here
after the games, they buy
gas here and they eat
here," Mathis said.
Attracting people
from surrounding areas,
such as St. Petersburg
and Tampa, also helps
to showcase Charlotte
County and possibly
promote future growth,
she said.
"This has really helped
put us on the map," she
said.
The economic effect
is felt throughout the
county and the money
generated isn't just spent
in the Port Charlotte area.
"My office is in Punta
Gorda, and the people
that were coming in for
the games heard about a
restaurant here and went
downtown," Mathis said.
"This is positive for the
whole county."
Being about 10 miles
from the ball park ben-
efits Englewood and the
surrounding area, said Ed
Hill, executive director of
the Englewood Florida
Chamber of Commerce.
Hill added that his
staff welcomed about


80 to 100 guests a day
to the town during the
spring training season.
"And a significant
number of those people
are sporting logos and
names of their favorite
baseball teams like the
Red Sox or the Yankees,"
Hill said.
North Port Chamber
executive director Bill
Gunnin also believes the
entire region benefits
from spring training and
Stone Crabs baseball,
which begins its season
6:30 p.m. Thursday
at home against the
Bradenton Marauders.
The Charlotte Stone
Crabs team is the Tampa
Bay Rays' Class-A
affiliate.
Gunnin said that the
real impact of spring
training is felt in the
hotel industry.
"And unfortunately we
don't have a lot of those
here (in North Port),"
he said. "But any time
we can draw attention
to our community is
helpful."
Gunnin added that the
baseball teams' presence
in the area also benefits
the restaurant business
in North Port, especially
along the Toledo Blade
Boulevard corridor.
"We have a lot of good
restaurants here and
shopping, too," he said.
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his restaurant is too far
away from the Charlotte
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eat at the park or they
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location just outside
the mall, which should
open in the coming days,
will benefit from future
spring training games.
"I think it will be huge
for our Port Charlotte
location," he said.


John Perez, general
manager of the Wyvern
Hotel in Punta Gorda,
believes the entire area
benefits from spring
training as well as the
Stone Crabs games. The
hotel was 96 percent
occupied during March,
which is when the spring
training games were held
in Charlotte County.
It's not only fans
staying at the hotel, he
said.
"Every spring training
we get (Rays) players,
coaches, staff and
announcers stay here,"
Perez said. "We do really
well with the team."

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2,2014


Garage sale exposure ends in arrest


A 66-year-old man got
more than he bargained
for after he began tak-
ing pictures of a garage
sale.
According to a Sarasota
County Sheriff's Office
report:
The man noticed a
garage sale underway,
and the items being sold
belonged to a friend who
is currently in jail.
He called law enforce-
ment, then went to take
pictures of the items
being sold around 8 a.m.
on Saturday, March 29.
The woman conducting
the garage sale told the
man to "get
S the (exple-
tive) off my
property,"
pulled her
swim suit
bottom
down and
HILL mooned the
man. She
then threw a beer bottle
at him. It struck his arm
and shattered on the
ground.
She then pulled up her


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swim top up and exposed
her breasts.
By the time officers
arrived, Diane Marion
Hill had already called
law enforcement to
accuse the man of
battering her, but that
didn't match up with
witness statements.
Hill, 4700 block of
Heron Road, South
Venice, was arrested and
charged with battery
on a person over 65
and indecent exposure.
Bond was set at $3,000.

Man batters
woman in car,
house
A Nokomis man was
arrested after he hit his
girlfriend while in a car,
and again when they got
home.
According to a
Sarasota County Sheriff's


Office report:
The couple, who have
a history of domestic
violence, went out to a
local bar on Saturday
evening (March 30). On
the way
home, they
got into an
argument
in the car,
where
blood was
later found.
About a half
hour after
arriving home, the vic-
tim claimed she was hit
again. More blood was
found in her bedroom.
Tavarian Christopher
Deseignora, 23, 400
block of Shadylawn Ave.,
Nokomis, who denied he
hit anyone, was charged
with domestic battery,
second or subsequent
offense. Bond was not
available.


Pharmacy tech
arrested for pill
theft
A Nokomis pharmacy
employee was arrested
after it was discovered she
took home $267 worth of
pain pills.
According to a Sarasota
County Sheriff's Office
report:
Nancy Keane, 57,
allegedly took hydroco-
done and carisopool pills
from the CVS she worked
at. Keane put the pills in
her smock when she was
leaving for work. She told
a CVS loss prevention
investigator she had been
prescribed the same med-
ication. She also admitted
taking them for another
family member.
Keane, 200 block of
Monet Drive, Nokomis,
was arrested March 27,
and charged with grand
theft. Bond was set at
$1,500.

The Venice Police Department
reported the following arrest:
SKatherine B. Bailey, 49, 500 block


of S. Park Blvd., Venice. Charge: DUI.
Bond:$500.

The Sarasota County Sheriff's
Office reported the following
arrests:
Mark Edward Vanullen, 55, 5800
block of Buchanan Road, Venice.
Charge: aggravated battery on a
person 65 or older. Bond: none.
Mark Anthony Hamilton, 30, 2000
block of S. McCall Road, Englewood.
Charges: petty theft and contempt
of court (original charge: selling,
manufacturing or delivering a
controlled substance). Bond released
on own recognizance.
Patricia Annette Smith, 51,500
block of Portia St., Nokomis. Charge:
two counts of selling synthetic
narcotics. Bond: $20,000.
Brandon James Erskine Husky, 30,
300 block of Base Ave., Venice. Charge:
petit larceny. Bond: $120.
Arash Justin Young, 25,100
block of Bellini Court, Venice. Charge:
marijuana and narcotic equipment
possession. Bond: $1,000.
Johnee Elizabeth Culler, 18,1300
block of Piedmont Road, Venice.
Charge: possession of a controlled
substance without a prescription,
narcotic equipment possession. Bond:
$620.
Joshua Aaron Saxton, 26, 200


block of Rigel Road, Venice. Charge:
contempt (violation of domestic
violence protection injunction). Bond:
none.
Paul Damaino, 23,3200 blockof
Meadow Run Drive, Venice. Charge: grand
theft of a firearm.
Kimberly Supina, 49,900 block of
Tamiami Drive, Venice. Charge: domestic
battery.
Matthew McCann, 34,200 block of
Shore Road, Nokomis. Charge: DUI.
Antonio Santos, 35,400 block Ingres
Drive, Nokomis. Charge: driving while
license suspended or revoked.

The North Port Police
Department reported the
following arrest:
Juscilan Oliveira, 35,1500 block
of Falls of Venice Circle, Venice. Charge:
driving with expired license, failure to
have motor vehicle liability insurance.
Bond:$240.

Criminal registration:
Jason Richard Schaeffer, 40,200
block of Sierra St., Nokomis.

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Donna L. Keil
Donna Lee Keil, age 63,
of Venice, Fla., formerly of
Addison and Park Ridge,
Ill., passed away Saturday,
March 29, 2014.
She was born
Feb. 21, 1951, in Chicago,
Ill. Donna was a cler-
ical worker for Centel
Communications and
Sprint Corporation, which
she retired from in 1997.
She moved to Venice, Fla.,
from Addison, Ill., in 2012.
She was a very talented
quilter and loved to cook
and bake for her fam-
ily and friends. Donna


CPR
FROM PAGE 1
more CPR."
Within 10 minutes of
the call to 911 at 1:17 p.m.,
Sarasota County firemedics
were on-scene and contin-
ued the CPR that Coleman


was a member of the
Jehovah's Witness Venice
Congregation.
She is survived by
her loving husband of
40 years, Alan; a sister,
Linda Rettberg, of Des
Plaines, Ill.; her aunt
and uncle, Pat and Bill
Johns, of Bonita Springs,
Fla.; and her uncles,
Jack Minehan of Port
Charlotte, Fla., and
Sam Remley of North
Providence, R.I. She also
leaves behind many
nieces, nephews and
cousins.
Services: A memorial
service will be held in

had begun, said Capt. Jerry
Jensen, with the Sarasota
County Fire Department.
Despite their efforts, the
patient was in full arrest
when they arrived, accord-
ing to Jensen.
Medics began using
advanced life support
techniques. The patient had
a pulse so the decision was


Venice, Fla., and in
Chicago, Ill1., at a later
date. Farley Funeral
Home, Venice, Fla., is
handling the arrange-
ments. To send condo-
lences, visit:
FarleyFuneralHome.com.
Contributions: The
family asks anyone who
wishes to make a memo-
rial donation in memory
of Donna please make
a contribution to your
church or favorite charity.

Germaine McGrath
Germaine McGrath,
age 92, of Canton, Ga.,

made not to shock him,
Jensen said.
"He was attempting to
take breaths on his own,"
he said.
A report on the incident
showed the boy may have
been in the pool for a
minute and a half before
bystanders pulled him out,
Jensen said.


passed away Monday,
March 31, 2014, at
Canton Nursing Center.
Survivors include
her husband, John
McGrath, of Canton,
Ga.; daughter, Kathleen
Locke of Canton, Ga.;
grandsons, Ryan Locke
and Jonathan Locke,
of Atlanta, Ga.; and
great-grandchildren,
Margaret Locke and
Calvin Locke, of Atlanta,
Ga.
Mrs. McGrath was
known as an accom-
plished seamstress and a
cook. She was also very

Medics secured his
airway with a tracheal
tube and knocked him out
with anesthesia to prevent
any further distress and
damage.
They called for Bayflite
but the estimated time of
arrival was 33 minutes, so
the decision was made to
rush the victim to Venice


family-oriented. Mrs.
McGrath cherished time
with her family, espe-
cially her two beloved
grandsons. She attended
all their sporting events
and school functions.
Upon her husband's
retirement, they split
their time between
Waterbury, Conn., and
Venice, Fla., eventually
moving to Annapolis,
Md., to be near their
grandsons.
Services: A memorial
service is being held
Thursday, April 3, at
the Catholic Church of

Regional Bayfront Health.
Bayflite was redirected to
Venice Municipal Airport to
await further instructions.
After some testing at
Venice Regional, the deci-
sion was made to Bayflite
the victim to another hos-
pital. The condition of the
15-year-old near-drowning
victim, and which hospital


Our Lady Lasallette at
noon. The family will be
accepting friends from
11 a.m. until the funeral
hour. Interment will fol-
low at Georgia National
Cemetery. The caring
staff of Darby Funeral
Home is in charge of
these funeral arrange-
ments. Condolences for
the McGrath family may
be left at:
DarbyFuneralHome.com.
Contributions: In lieu
of flowers, memorial
donations may be made
to the Catholic Church of
Our Lady Lasallette.

he was later flown to, is
unknown at this time.
The grandparents, whom
the victim was visiting,
do not own the unit they
are staying in, according
to Stoneybrook manage-
ment. The Gondolier Sun's
attempts to reach them
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The third annualVenice Book Fair
and Writers Festival comes into its own
Saturday.
No mere gathering of authors
and booksellers, the Venice Fair has
acquired its own unique personality
as a venue for would-be writers as
much as for readers, published writers,
retailers, publishers and others who
appreciate the written word in whatev-
er form it may be presented.
Venice is in the heart of that part of
Florida today known as the Cultural
Coast. Would-be writers seem to be as
prevalent as published authors, with
new books coming across desks at the
Venice Gondolier Sun almost weekly.
Up the road in Longboat Key,
Oceanview Publishing (founded in
2006 in Ipswich, Mass.) has become
one of the fastest growing indepen-
dent publishers in the U.S.
The Oceanview niche contains mys-
tery, thriller and suspense titles with
a "strong sense of place and setting;
compelling protagonists and support-
ing characters; tension that builds ..."
Many of their books are award winners
and some Oceanview authors have
seen their stories transformed to film
and television.
Oceanview's founders Pat and Bob
Gussin will speak about publishing at
the fair.
In Sarasota, the much older
Pineapple Press (founded in 1982) has
produced a lengthy catalog of books
primarily related to Florida themes
and topics. Their list has a few novels
and children books but primarily
has books about Florida art, history,
folklore, gardening, nature, travel and
those things that make Florida unique
among the 50 states.
Their founders, June and David
Cussen, will talk about their company
and what they look for as future books.
Both companies will have booths
at the book fair, with books for sale.
There also will be some 50 authors on
hand with books to sell. Think mys-
teries, histories, travel and tour books,
ghost stories, self-help, personal
memoirs, children's books, non-fic-
tion, military and more.
What sets the Venice Book Fair
apart, though, is the extensive list of
talks and mini-courses about writing,
publishing, finding agents, self-pub-
lishing, editing and other aspects
of publishing, both traditional and
self-publishing.
Free morning sessions at the Venice
Centre Mall Community Room, 238
W Tampa Ave., downtown Venice,
will feature talks by the Gussins, the
Cussens and agent Karen Solem.
Sessions with Oceanview, Pineapple
and Solem are free and open to all.
There will be a drawing at 9:45 a.m.
at the Gazebo for a limited number of
10-minute advice sessions with book
doctor Camille Cline throughout the
morning. Chances will be sold for
$5 each, with the proceeds going to
Venice Heritage Inc. Be sure to register
before 9:45 a.m.
At 1 p.m., Solem will speak about
publishing from an agent's perspec-
tive. That program will be in the KMI
Building, with additional sessions
following at 2 pm. at Luna Ristorante,
200 St. Augustine Ave. east of the
Venice Center Mall.
Afternoon sessions include snacks
and beverage and are $10 for one
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FEATURES EDITOR
Online bidding has begun for Venice
Art Center's SeaVenice creatures.
The 45 artist-decorated dolphins and
sea turtles are heading to the Venice
Yacht Club where they will be auctioned
off Saturday night to the highest bid-
ders and ultimately transferred to new
permanent homes.
One bidder is coming from
Pennsylvania with plans to purchase
several of the sea creatures for a
children's camp in Pennsylvania. They
will be company for the pigs he pur-
chased at the Pigs in Paradise auction
at the yacht club in 2006. That too was
a fund-raiser for the Venice Art Center,
raising about $250,000 for endowment
and education programs
Forty-five creatures have graced
various areas in and around downtown
Venice for more than a year. The first
critter auction was a learning experience
for the art center and the town. People
liked the creatures and wanted them to
stay around longer before heading to
their (as they say at the humane society)
"furever" homes. In this case, there is no
fur, however.
For those who are unable to attend the
live auction, the art center has arranged
with auctioneer NeelVan DeRee for
online bidding. It is as simple as register-
ing with vanderee.com and then bidding
- often.
The easiest way to get to the online
auction is to use the link from the Venice
Art Center web site:
VeniceArtCenter.com/SeaVenice / events
then click on the poster for the auction
and dinner. It will take you immedi-
ately to the online auction. Initially the
creatures were sponsored for in excess
of $2,500 each, which covered the cost
of paying for the fiberglass creature and
paying the artist which left about $1,000
per creature as profit for the art center.
But it is the auction where the real fund
raising takes place. The starting bid is
$1,000 per dolphin or turtle.
Online bidders have until 4 p.m.
Saturday to bid for what basically is a
chance to continue bidding Saturday
night during the actual auction. You
do not have to attend the auction but
you do have to be among the top three
on-line bidders and then you must be
available by phone when your chosen
creature or creatures go on the block.
That could be at 8 p.m. or 10 p.m. A
lot depends on how long the bidding
goes for each creature once the auction
begins.
At the first auction, there was some
hot-and-heavy bidding for many of the
creatures. Elvis Piggsly, the King of the
Pigs, fetched the top price of $7,800.
Nearly all the pigs sold for prices ranging
upwards from $1,200, with most in the
$2,000-$3,000 range and several going
for in excess of $5,000. There were about
40 pigs, some standing and some seated.
While most remained in Florida, several
were transported out of state. Elvis is in
Ohio. He wanted to be closer to the Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame. At least six are at
camp in Pennsylvania, making noises
about wanting friends to join them.
City Council members in 2006 decided
the pigs were signs and could no longer
be displayed on sidewalks in front of
businesses after the auction. A few are
still in sight because they are on private
property but in view from the street.
Others grace private swimming pools
and backyards.
Judging by the reaction of Venice
Gondolier readers who took thousands of
photos of the pigs and, more recently of
the sea creatures, the painted creatures
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Here's a hospital that gets to heart of matter


I went to the hospital
the other day. Not
for treatment, but
to see "The Rialto Goes
Red," an event set up to
celebrate the tenth an-
niversary of the Venice
Heart Center and edu-
cate the local citizenry
about heart health.
It was nice. Quite a
few docs and a large
cadre of red-shirted
hospital staff members
were there, despite a
pesky rainfall that tried
its best to dampen the
spirits of some 300 peo-
ple who braved the
weather that evening.
In case you didn't
know it, Venice Regional
Bayfront Health has
one of the best heart
centers in the nation.
It's an accredited
chest pain center and
the only hospital in
Sarasota County to earn
the highest ranking
for cardiac surgery by
the Society of Thoracic
Surgeons.
It is one of only
three hospitals in
Florida to get Advanced


Mobile

health

services
STAFF REPORT
The Florida
Department of Health
in Sarasota County's
(DOH-Sarasota) Health In
Motion Mobile Medical
Unit staff will provide
free and low-cost health
services in the county
during April.
The mobile medical
unit staff will be present
at the Veterans "Stand
Down" event on Saturday,
April 26, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
at the William L. Little
Health and Human
Services Center, 2200
Ringling Blvd. in Sarasota.
The services offered in-
clude diabetes education
SERVICES 13


Certification for heart
failure treatment from
the Joint Commission,
the national accredit-
ing body for hospitals.
And it is one of only
182 hospitals in the
world to be awarded
Top Performer for Key
Quality Measures by
the Joint Commission
three years in a row.
That got me to
thinking: How did this
community hospital
with just 312 beds build
such an impressive
resume in ten short
years? So I sat down
with Rick Weirzbicki,
who happens to be ad-
ministrative director of
Cardiovascular Services
at Venice Regional and
is one of the key figures
in orchestrating this


remarkable growth.
Rick is not an MD. He
got his university de-
gree in cardiovascular
technology and spent
18 years in that field at
Winthrop University
Hospital, a 600-bed
research hospital in
New York. He came
to Venice Regional in
January 2008.
"When I got here," he
says, "it was sort of a
diamond in the rough.
The cardiovascular pro-
gram was a good one,
just waiting to blossom
into a great one. There
were already some
top-notch physicians
here, like Jonathan
Fong and Mateo Dayo
(both noted cardiovas-
cular surgeons), and
we brought in others,
like Dilip Mathew (an
expert in the treatment
of arrhythmias).
"It all starts with
personnel-not only
physicians, but tech-
nicians, nurses and
anesthesiologists as
well."
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other business. Each
service line has its
budget and marketing
plan to prepare. It has
its short-term goals
and a long-term plan.
"We have a monthly
meeting of all our
cardiologists, nurses,
technicians and anes-
thetists," Rick says. "We
try to identify areas of
opportunity: how we
can improve patient
outcomes and patient
satisfaction, how we
can integrate new tech-
nology into our service
line to improve our
efficiency and make life
easier for our patients.
"How do we improve
the areas we are weak-
est in, and maintain
the performance of
those that we're stron-
gest in?"
One thing Rick and
his staff targeted was
the key measures that
the accrediting bodies
use in judging a hospi-
tal's performance. Their
reasoning: If we do well
on those measures, we
will be doing good for
our patients. Outcomes


will be better, patient
satisfaction will be
better.
What are some of the
measurable outcomes?
Lower readmission
rates, for one. No
hospital wants to have
to readmit a patient for
the same problem that
he came in for in the
first place.
That means that
the treatment may
have failed, and if the
readmission is within
30 days of the patient's
discharge from the
hospital, by law the
hospital cannot charge
for it.
Venice Regional's
readmission rate is
well below the national
average, which is quite
remarkable considering
that more than 80 per-
cent of its patients
are 65 or older, an age
group in which medical
problems have a high
likelihood of persisting.
Other measurable
outcomes include
lower morbidity, lower
mortality and lower
complication rates.


In all of this growth
and success, the Venice
Heart Center has had
the leadership and
backing of hospital
CEO Pete Wozniak.
"Pete has been
100 percent supportive
of the cardiovascular
service line," Rick says.
"He was able to get us
over $2 million for add-
ing electrophysiology
to the hospital's heart
care technology. We got
about $1.9 million for
two new state-of-the-
art Cath Labs, which
will be on line in June.
"And he's kept us
on our mission at all
times: to provide the
quality of care of a
large university hos-
pital, but the feel and
comfort of a communi-
ty hospital.
"We've reached a high
level of performance,
and now we need to see
if we can improve on
that. In our business,
you can always get a
little bit better."
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WEDNESDAY
APRIL 2, 2014


I COMMUNITY CALENDAR


* TODAY

AARP Free Tax Help,
Low- & mid-income, any age. Venice
Comm Ctr., 326 S. Nokomis Ave.,
9 am-1pm. Need 2012 return, 2013
income & deductions. 888-227-7669
Legacy Trail Surrey,
Free 30 minute Legacy Trail surrey
ride, 234 Nippino TrI., E., Nokomis.
Sign-in, 9-9:30 am or 1-1:30 pm.
941-861-5000
AARP Free Tax Help,
Low- & mid-income, any age.
Jacaranda Library, 4143 Woodmere
Pk. Blvd.,10 am-4pm. 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
Train Depot Tour, Free
tours of 1927 train depot. 303 E.
Venice Ave., Venice. M-W-F, 10 am-
3 pm, Sat.,10 am-1 pm. More info,
941-412-0151
Partners in Play,
12-12:45pm. Walking to 5 Jacaranda
Library, Venice, FL. 941-861-5000
Fun With Watercolors,
Paint-alongs with Carolyn Merenda,
1-4 pm, South Venice Civic Assn., 720
Alligator Dr. $90/mo.+supplies. For


more info, 941-366-2866
Gentlemen of Jazz,
Gentlemen of Jazz Dixieland Concert,
Venice Gazebo Centennial
Park, 3-5 pm, freewill donation.
941-423-9270
Free Healing Clinic,
4-6:30 pm, Angel Ministries,
2269 S. Tamiami Tr., Venice. For more
info, 941-492-4995. Love offering
welcomed

* THURSDAY

AARP Free Tax Help,
Low- & mid-income, any age.
Woodmere Pk., 3951 Woodmere
Pk. Blvd., 9am-1pm. Need 2012
return, 2013 income & deductions.
888-227-7669
Legacy Trail Surrey, Free
30 minute Legacy Trail surrey ride,
234 Nippino TrI. E., Nokomis. Sign-in,
9-9:30 am. 941-861-5000
Zumba with Lynn, Mon
and Thur, 9am, Venice Community
Center, 326 Nokomis, Venice. For info,
941-493-8630
Venice Garden Club,
Venice Garden Club, 10 am,
720 Alligator Dr. "Guerilla
GardeningErin Alvarez, Extension
Ser. All welcome. For more info,
941-412-1620
Architectural Walk, Starts


10:30AM at gazebo, Centennial Park,
Venice. Author S. Liseo discusses area
mansions & villas. $10; 941-484-5002
Beginner Tai Chi, Beginner
Tai Chi at Venice Community Ctr, 326
S. Nokomis Ave. 10:30-11:30 am,
$6.00, first class Free. For more info,
941-492-2167
AARP Free Tax Help, Low-
& mid-income, any age Venice Comm
Ctr., 326 S, Nokomis Ave.,
11 am-7 pm. Need 2012 return, 2013
income & deductions. 888-227-7669
Trivia Game @ Elks, Game
starts 6 pm, $2 to play. Ven-Nok
Elks. Dinner menu avail., cash Prize
to winning team. All are welcome.
941-486-1854

* FRIDAY

Train Depot Tour,
Free tours of 1927 train depot.
303 E. Venice Ave., Venice. M-W-F,
10 am-3 pm. Sat., 10 am-1 pm. More
info, 941-412-0151
Storytime, 10:15-11 am,
"Dogs,"Jacaranda Library, 4143
Woodmere Pk. Blvd., Venice. For more
info, 941-861-5000
Big Band Dance,
Sophisticated Swing, Venice American
Legion Post 159,1770 E. Venice Ave.,
10:30 am-12:30 pm, $5 admission.
941-926-1577


BBQ Friday Lunch @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
AARP Free Tax Help,
Low- & mid-income, Bay Indies -
Bay House, 950 Ridgewood Ave.,


1-4:30 pm. Need 2012 return, 2013
income & deductions. 888-227-7669
Ukrainian Dinners,
4:30-6 pm. Homemade pierogies, call
about takeout. St. Mary's Church at
Price & Biscayne. Cost $9. For more
info, 941-423-2427
Fish Fry@ Elks, 5-8 pm,


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.


Ven-Nok Elks, 1021 Discovery
Way. Fish fry + regular menu. All
are welcome. For more info call
941-486-1854
Reiki Share Med, 7-9 pm,
Angel Ministries, 2269 S. Tamiami
Tr., Venice. $5. For more info,
941-492-4995


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.


I COMMUNITY BRIEFS


SCF Art Exhibit
reception
The annual juried
Student Art Exhibition
featuring the best artwork
produced by State College
of Florida, Manatee-
Sarasota (SCF) students in
the 2013-2014 academic
year will be featured at the
opening reception, noon-
2 p.m. on Thursday,
April 3, in the library at
SCF Venice, 8000 South
Tamiami Trail, building
300. The reception is free
and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be
served. Artwork will in-
clude Juror's Choice Award
and first place in pho-
tography, graphic design,
two-dimensional design
and three-dimensional
design. Cash prizes will be
awarded. The exhibition
runs through May 1.
Artwork will be available
for viewing 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Monday-Thursday and
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Maps
and directions are online
at scf.edu/maps.


Democratic
Club meets
Dan Lobeck, a Sarasota
attorney, will speak at the
Venice Area Democratic
Club meeting on April 12
at 10:30 a.m. at the
Venice United Church
of Christ, Naar hall, 620
Shamrock Blvd., Venice.
He will discuss the
Sarasota County 2050
plan, its impact on urban
growth and the threat to
sensible development.
Guests are welcome.

USDA food
distribution/Health
in Motion
Florida Department of
Agriculture has contract-
ed with All Faiths Food
Bank to distribute free
USDA commodities to
eligible Sarasota County
residents Wednesday,
April 2, 9 a.m.-noon
at Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis
Ave., Venice. Sarasota


County's Health in
Motion mobile medical
unit will provide free and
low-cost health services.

'Hunks of Funk'
disco
Disco Fever with
"Hunks of Funk" will play
to the audience Saturday,
April 5, 7:30 p.m. at
Venice Community
Center. This will be a fun
mixture of funk, disco,
Hip-Hop, R&B with a
little hard rock mixed
in for good measure.
Tickets are $25. Call
941-861-1380.

Parkinson's walk
Parkinson Research
Foundation holds a
Parkinson's Awareness
Walk and Family Fun
Day for those in Sarasota,
Charlotte and Manatee
counties April 12,
10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Oscar
Scherer State Park, 1843
South Tamiami Trail,
Osprey. Free admission.


There will be food
vendors, music, door
prizes, a bounce house
and games.
For more details,
contact Toni Goin at
941-893-4188, ext. 106, or
TGoin@Parkinson
ResearchFoundation.org.

Easter
Eggstravaganza
The Annual Easter
Eggstravaganza Egg hunt
for kids of all ages will
be Saturday, April 19,
11 a.m., at Centennial
Park on West Venice Ave.
in downtown Venice.
Event is organized by
Venice MainStreet and
Venice Lions Club.

Digging Up
Discoveries
The exhibit of 350 SW
Florida Fossils at Venice
Museum & Archives, 351
S. Nassau St., Venice,
in the historic Triangle
Inn through June 4 is
open Monday, Tuesday,


Wednesday, 10 a.m.-
4 p.m.; first and third
Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission is free. Call
941-486-2487. Visit
VeniceMuseum.org.

Banjo music
The Gulf Coast Banjo
Society plays every
Thursday from 11 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. at Snook Haven
Restaurant through
May 2014. For more
information, call Paul
Jacques 941-488-3023.

Habitat volunteers
sought
The Habitat ReStore
needs volunteers to
work the 1-5 p.m. shift
weekdays. Call 941-
493-0529. The Family
Services Department
seeks volunteers to serve
on the Family Support
Committee. Committee
members must attend
meetings once a month
and mentor a Habitat
family as needed.


The Habitat for
Humanity office seeks
volunteers Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday,
9 a.m.-i p.m. Customer
service and computer
skills are essential. A
volunteer to help with
aluminum can pickups
also is needed. Call the
office at 941-493-6606.

Mobile Meals
volunteers
Venice Area Mobile
Meals Inc. provides an
essential meal service six
days a week to residents
of the Greater Venice
area who cannot prepare
a meal due to a physical
or mental disability.
Volunteers are need-
ed to manage office
functions, perform data
entry and deliver meals.
Experience is helpful,
but not necessary.
Training is provided. Call
941-488-1889 or visit
www.VeniceAreaMobile
Meals.com.


SERVICES
FROM PAGE 2

and screening, blood
pressure tests, pregnan-
cy testing, HIV testing,
body mass index (BMI)
measurement, adult im-
munizations and health
education; however, not
all services, including


immunizations, are
offered at all sites.
The staff also helps
those who lack medical
insurance and who do
not have a health care
provider to find a med-
ical 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 pro-
vided on a sliding-fee
scale based on income.
A registered nurse is
available at all sites.
While these services
are most often provided
in a 40-foot-long bus,
sometimes services
are provided inside the
facilities visited.
The following is a


schedule of dates and
locations for the mobile
unit:
Laurel: Wednesday,
April 16, 2-5 p.m.,
U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) food
distribution program,
Sandra Sims Terry
Community Center, 509
Collins Road.
Sarasota: Special
Veterans Stand Down


event, Saturday,
April 26, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.,
William L. Little Health
& Human Services
Center, 2200 Ringling
Blvd.
Venice: Wednesday,
April 2, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.,
U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) food
distribution program,
Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis


Ave.; Wednesday,
April 9, 9:30 a.m. to
3 p.m., Salvation Army
Family Store, 1160 South
U.S. 41 Bypass; and
Wednesday, April 16,
9:30 a.m.-noon, Habitat
for Humanity ReStore,
1400 Ogden Road.
For more informa-
tion, call 941-861-
5000, or visit www.
SarasotaHealth.org.


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2,2014


Sailor Circus closes out 65th Anniversary season


By AUDREY BLACKWELL
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
Sixty-five years and still
going strong sums up the
Sailor Circus in Sarasota.
Having started in 1949
as a small high school
gym class, the circus has
"grown into a spectacular
youth training program
serving students fourth to
12th grades," according to
CircusArts.org.
Sailor Circus is known
worldwide as "The
Greatest 'Little' Show on
Earth with more than
1 million spectators
attending performances
of America's oldest youth
circus."
During its 65th
Anniversary shows, which
run through Saturday,
April 5, the students
continue to wow audience
members on the high


--SUN PHOTOS BY AUDREY BLACKWELL
SUN PHOTOS BY AUDREY BLACKWELL


The young performers of the Sailor Circus present the flag and colors of America at the end of the
show.


wire, accomplishing sever-
al balancing feats, and on
the silks, unicycles and the
flying trapeze.
Looking toward the
future, Circus Arts
Foundation CEO Pedro
Reis, told the Friday,


March 28 audience that
there would be some
changes coming to the
blue-and-white striped
Sailor Circus arena, in-
cluding air conditioning,
which is currently lacking.
Those who have never


seen the youth circus
performances can attend
one of four coming up
this week. Dates for the
remaining shows of this
65th anniversary season
are April 3, 7 p.m.; April 4,
7 p.m.; April 5, noon; and


Youth perform jaw-dropping stunts on the high wire (with net)
during a Sailor Circus performance.


April 5, 7 p.m.
Tickets are $16 adult;
$12 child age 12 and
under; and no charge for
child age 3 and under


with a paying adult.
Call the box office at
941-355-9805 or visit the
website at CircusArts.org.
Email: ablackwell@ivenicegondolier.com


Alexander performs Friday


for Sarasota Jazz Club


Courtesy of Judy Alexander

Venice residents Judy
Alexander and Tom
Ellison and his group,
Hip Pocket, will be
featured in the Sarasota
Jazz Club's "Jazz at Two"
concert Friday at the
Unitarian Universalist
Church in Sarasota.
Alexander's career be-
gan in Cincinnati where
she honed her skills with
a local blues band. She
went on the road with
a "top 40" band, toured
the Southeastern United
States and Florida before
settling in Venice.
She performed a
one-woman show, "Judy
Does Judy" as a tribute
to Judy Garland who was
a major influence to her.


CREATURES
FROM PAGE 1

are one of the most
popular fund-raisers in
recent history for Venice.
Geckos proved equally
popular in Naples a few
years ago as did swans
in Lakeland and guitars
in Cleveland Ohio not
Florida.
There is no cost to
participate in the online
auction. You must be
logged in to bid online.
Before your bid is


FAIR
FROM PAGE 1

one-hour session or
$15 for two sessions,
including refreshments.
Proceeds will benefit
Venice Heritage Inc. You
will need a ticket to each
session. Purchase them
at the Gazebo or at Luna
if available.
Dona Lee Gould,
owner of the Village
Voices Book Shop in
Bradenton's Village of
the Arts and the author
of "Published!" will
speak at both 2 p.m. and
3:15 p.m. about tradi-
tional publishing and
self-publishing and how
to decide which may
be the better choice,
depending on the writer
and his or her subject.
Also speaking at 2 p.m.
at Luna are Clarissa
Thomasson and David
Hagberg. Thomasson,
who has written several
historical novels, will


She raised a family,
performed as Daisy Mae
in "Lil' Abner," and also
appeared in "Gypsy,"
"Cole," "Brigadoon"
and "Once Upon a
Mattress."
Alexander appeared on
the Regis Philbin Show,
performed on stage with
Connie Haynes, the
Venice Symphony and in
Branson. She received the
Arts & Culture Alliance
Muses Award in the vocal
category for 2009.
She was the director
of the Miss Venice
Scholarship Pageant for
18 years, is a member
of the Venice Lions
Club and, with her
husband, summers in
North Carolina, where
they produce shows

finalized, you will be
prompted to verify the
bid and agree to the
auction company's terms
and conditions. Once
submitted, the bid is
legally binding as an offer
to purchase the creature.
Tickets are $125 per
person for the live
auction including dinner
and open bar. The event
will begin at 6 p.m. at
the club, 1330 Tarpon
Center Drive, Venice.
For tickets, call the
VAC at 941-485-7136.

Email: kcool@venioegondolierx.om

discuss writing and pub-
lishing historical fiction.
Hagberg said he
will bring his "Handy
Dandy Plot Machine."
Developing a plot is an
important key to success
although as attend-
ees will learn at these
seminars that is not
the only key.
Session II begins at
3:15 p.m. Gould will
present a second session
while Cline will discuss
memoir writing and
Lisa Daily will talk about
traditional publishing.
Would-be writers
should consider that not
all books are alike, nor
all writing styles. These
sessions for writers and
would-be writers are a
good starting point for
would-be writers and
also might be the source
of that last hint that
will lead to success in
publishing.
Future readers and
writers are addressed
in the fair's children's
section. Trouper, a blind


featuring music from
Broadway and Country.
At Friday's concert,
she will perform "A
Salute to the Women of
Song," singing selec-
tions associated with
Julie London, Lena
Home, Ella Fitzgerald
and Judy Garland
and created by such
composers as the
Gershwins, Cole Porter
and Duke Ellington,
backed up by Ellison
and his group.
Ellison and Hip
Pocket got together in
2012 to perform locally
in Venice and regularly
performs for the South
County Jazz Club.
Ellison has performed
with Tony Bennett,
Johnny Mathis, John


By SUSAN ERWIN
GONDOLIER SUN
CORRESPONDENT
The Venice Symphony
Orchestra will introduce
its new Circus Band at
a free concert sched-
uled to take place at
the Senior Friendship
Center on April 5.
Doug Kerr, Executive


COURTESY PHOTO

raccoon and his keeper
and biographer, Kyle
Miller, will be there
with several children's
authors.
Some 50 authors will
be present to sign copies
of their books. Topics in-
clude cowboys, baseball,
fantasy, ghost stories,
travel books, mysteries,
military, historical fic-
tion, palmistry and soul
mates. Author/palmist
Myrna Lou Goldbaum
will give a short palm
reading with a purchase.
Susan Klaus, will talk


Denver, Henry Mancini,
Andy Williams,
Woody Herman
and the Thundering
Herd, the Jimmy
Dorsey Orchestra,
Aretha Franklin, the
Temptations, Lou Rawls
and many other top
name artists.
Judi Glover will
perform on piano, Don
Mopsick on bass and
Chuck Parron drums.
Friday's concert
begins at 2 p.m. The
Unitarian Universalist
Church is at 3975
Fruitville Road in
Sarasota. For more
information about the
concert, call Carline
Ash at 941-366-1551 or
email Admin@JazzClub
Sarasota.com


Director of the Venice
Symphony Orchestra,
said the organiza-
tion received a grant
from the Community
Foundation of Sarasota
County to fund the
program.
"It's our way of reach-
ing out to the commu-
nity beyond just our
normal concert series,"


COURTESY PHOTO


about the unlikely killer/
hero of her latest work
and Joe "Fasthorse"
Harrill will chat about
gunfighters. Clarissa
Thomasson will in-
troduce "Surviving
Sarasota," a novel
inspired by William
Whitaker and other real
pioneers of the area.
The fair is open to
the public from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. at Centennial
Park, in the area of the
Gazebo and adjacent


PHOTO COURTESY OF TOM ELLISON


Tom Ellison and his group, Hip Pocket, will perform at Friday's
Jazz at 2 concert at the Universalist Unitarian Church in
Sarasota.


Kerr said.
The concert is free
and open to the public.
It is set for 11:30 a.m.
"We also scheduled
the event to reach out
and make the com-
munity aware that we
are moving into the
new Venice Performing
Arts Center next fall in
November," Kerr said.


PHOTO COURTESY OF
THE AUTHOR
Historical fiction writer Clar-
issa Thomasson will conduct
a workshop for writers on
historical fiction at the Third
Annual Venice Book Fair &
Writer's Festival Saturday.

to the Farmers' Market,
which runs from 8 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Seminars
will end at 4:15 p.m. at
Luna Ristorante, 200 St.
Augustine Ave. Morning
seminars begin at 10 a.m.
atVenice Centre Mall
Community Room, 238
W Tampa Ave., across the
street from the park.


"We have become one
of the primary tenants
at the new center."
This group is made
up of wind, brass and
percussion players from
the VSO. Some of the
musicians have traveled
with the circus, Barnum
and Bailey.

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COURTESY PHOTO
Lawyered to Death by Michael
Biehl of Venice will be avail-
able from Pineapple Press at
the Third Annual Venice Book
Fair & Writers Fair.

The event supports
Venice Heritage Inc.,
the fundraising arm for
the Lord-Higel pioneer
house restoration and
the expansion of the
Venice Museum and
Archives. For informa-
tion, visit:
VeniceBookFair.com.
Email:kcool@venicegondolierx.com


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Sarasota (SCF) will offer
information sessions
for students interested
in applying for the
Associate in Science
(A.S.) in Nursing Degree
Program and Spring
2014 Teacher Prep.
Nursing: Thursday,
April 8, 5 p.m., and
Thursday, May 8, 11 a.m.,
SCF Venice, 8000 South
Tamiami Trail, building
800, room 843.
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period for the Fall 2014
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Degree Program is
April 1-May 15. For more
information, call the


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specialist, at darnerj@
scf.edu. Visit scf.edu/
nursing.
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will host an information
session Thursday, April 10,
6-7 p.m., at SCF Venice,
8000 South Tamiami
Trail, building 800, Selby
Room. The Alternative
Certification Program
(ACP) will be discussed.
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have at least a bachelor's
degree with a non-edu-
cation major or teachers
with temporary certifi-
cates who need profes-
sional course work.
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and passing required
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teaching certificate.
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is about $2,200.
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more information are
available at scf.edu/
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BAND
FROM PAGE 4
The symphony
has been perform-
ing regularly at the
Venice Church of
the Nazarene for the
almost 20 years.
The VSO also
has a program
called "Symphony
in Schools" for
third-graders through-
out Sarasota County.
Glennallen Elementary
School teacher Gail
Heskett spearheads
the program.
Haskett said what's
interesting about the
group is the members
play on musical instru-
ments of the times.
"We're not using a
modern piccolo, we're


using a D-flat pic-
colo and we're using
coronets instead of
trumpets, so it will be
the real sound of the
era," Heskett said.
Kerr approached
Heskett and the two
brainstormed what
would be the best way
to attract members of
the community to come
and see the free show.
"We thought if we
made it an interactive
event, that might bring
more people," Heskett
said.
Musician Joe Miller
will present a concert
lecture that will in-
clude famous marches
and traditional music
familiar to most
Americans.
"Joe had a circus
band up north and
some of our players


actually have played
for Ringling and some
of them are very
young," Heskett said.
"Just because the con-
cert is taking place at
the Senior Friendship
Center it doesn't
reflect the age of the
band members."
The VSO is hosting
an instrument petting
zoo event on May 10.
"We will have a table
full of instruments
where people can
come and try them
out and we will also
be talking about our
summer music camp
that day," Heskett said.
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Friendship Center is
located at 2350 Scenic
Drive in Venice.
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Habitat partners with yacht club for home build


FROM HABITAT FOR
HUMANITY

Ten Venice Yacht
Club members teamed
up with a crew from
Habitat for Humanity
South Sarasota County
Inc. Saturday, March 15,
to paint the house the
Venice Yacht Club (VYC)
is sponsoring in Laurel
Gardens, Laurel.
When the house is
completed, it will be
purchased with an
interest-free mortgage by
a local veteran who will
then become responsible
for the upkeep and main-
tenance of the property.


Commodore Bill
Dowling and Volunteer
Coordinator and Past
Commodore Bob Piel
led the VYC volunteers
working with the
Habitat for Humanity
Crew Leader, Bill
Goetluck. Goetluck, at
age 88, is working on
his 95th house for the
nonprofit charity.
This is the first of
VYC's community
service endeavors
partnering with Habitat
for Humanity South
Sarasota County Inc.
The Venice Yacht Club
Charitable Foundation
has supported charities


throughout Sarasota
County for the past
several years.
In addition to the
Commodore and Bob
Piel, other covered-in-
paint volunteers were
Bill Dowling's First Mate
and wife, Antoinette
Dowling, Marie Beima,
Cherie and Warren
Major, Michael Nemser,
Joe Pokorney, Pat
Saewert and Dewey
Snowden.
Habitat's Executive
Director Judy Wilcox
said, "We are pleased
and proud that the
Venice Yacht Club
chose us as their first


community service
project. We are looking
forward to a long, sat-
isfying and significant
relationship with them."
Habitat for Humanity
South Sarasota County
Inc. is a 501(c) (3)
nonprofit corporation
that builds or renovates
and sells houses to
qualified low-income
families who want to
become homeowners.
Habitat for Humanity
South Sarasota County
Inc. serves the commu-
nities of Venice, Osprey,
Laurel, Nokomis,
Englewood and North
Port.


PHOTO COURTESY OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Warren Major, back left, Bill Dowling, Bob Piel, Antoinette
Dowling, Joe Pokorney, and Micheal Nemser, front left, Dewey
Snowden, Pat Saewert and Cherie Major volunteer with the
newest home building project in Laurel.


Pet therapy teams make the grade


FROM SUNCOAST
HUMANE SOCIETY

Three new pet therapy
teams passed evalua-
tions to become part
of Suncoast Humane
Society's pet therapy
program in March. Six
existing teams also
passed re-evaluation,
creating a current total
of 43 pet therapy teams
in the program.


The team evalua-
tions were graciously
hosted by Community
Presbyterian Church
of Englewood in their
church hall.
Claire Berten, director
of Suncoast's Thrift
Store and Outreach
Services, is thrilled with
the continued interest
and participation in the
pet therapy program.
"When we have more


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it makes it possible
to provide visits to
those who need them
in libraries, veterans'
homes and other health
care facilities," Berten
said. "This program also
nicely complements
our humane education
program, which focuses
on instilling respect and
compassion for all living
creatures."


Suncoast Humane
Society's pet therapy
program provides the
human-animal bond for
adults and children who
need it most. This free
community program
has volunteer teams
of humans and their
canines who visit health
care facilities, schools
and provide reading fun
at local libraries.
The pet therapy teams


cover three counties
and are dually evalu-
ated under Suncoast
Humane Society and
the national program,
Pet Partners, formerly
known as Delta Society.
Each team is re-eval-
uated every two years
in order to ensure the
high degree of appro-
priateness expected
and is covered under
liability insurance by


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men, women and children and got along great with everyone. She has lived with other
animals, too, but prefers to be the only princess of the castle. She enjoys being around people
and getting attention and affection. She loves to go on walks, play with her toys and frolic in
the water. She has been in and out of quite a few shelters and the staff members here don't
understand why. She would make a great addition to a loving, happy-go-lucky family because
that's exactly how she is. Come see Princess Phoebe at Suncoast Humane Society, 6781 San
Casa Drive, Englewood, and see if she is a good fit! Call 941-474-0784 or visit Humane.org.


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GIVE ME AN O-U-C-H!!!
Would you have guessed that cheerleading accounted for two-
thirds of all catastrophic injuries experienced by high school and
college female athletes over the past 25 years? In the 25-year
period studied, there were 103 fatal, disabling or serious injuries
reported among female high school athletes, the vast majority of
which (67) were cheerleading-related. During the same period,
there were 39 such injuries among female college athletes, with
26 due to cheerleading. As cheerleading's gymnastic-type stunts
become increasingly difficult, young female athletes must pay the
same attention to flexibility and strength that any athlete would.
This entails incorporating chiropractic care into their training
regimen as many Olympic-caliber and professional athletes have
already done.
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Pet Partners.
Those who are inter-
ested in joining the pet
therapy program can
contact Claire Berten at
cberten@humane.org.
For more informa-
tion, contact Suncoast
Humane Society at 941-
474-7884, visit www.
Humane.org or stop by
the adoption center at
6781 San Casa Drive,
Englewood.


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cockpit
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Knowledge
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whole can be
written?
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actress Gillan
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41 Strong glue
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preposition
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preaches?
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flexible
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preposition
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1991:Abbr.
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a Peppar variety
57 How kangaroos
travel?
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slugger
61 Meadow lows
62 How some paper
is packaged?
65 Land on two
continents
66 Squeaker in
Stuttgart
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68 1987 Beatty flop
69 Freelancer's
detail
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Abbr.
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blooded don't
feel
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between
Creedence and
Sly at
Woodstock
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12 Napa vessels
13 Piggery
18 Last
22 Needs a fainting
couch
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25 WWII female
28 Hard-hit ball
30 Clickable image
31 Coming up
32 Florida
33 Blue-and-yellow
megastore


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in Show"
36 Brewpub
37 Pre-final rounds
42 Speaker
between Hastert
and Boehner
45 Coffee order
46 Pickup at a
36-Down
48 Picasso, for
one


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Q 1 Neither vulnerable, as South,
you hold:

6 10 5 2 2QO KJ 10654 A Q 3


The bidding:
SOUTH WEST NORTH
1V Pass 14
?


EAST
Pass


What call would you make?

A Two spades or three spades?
Adding value in the heart suit for
both the queen and the singleton
would overvalue this hand. Bid two
spades.

Q 2 North-South vulnerable, as
South, you hold:

4 J 65 A Q J 8 320 24 A Q J

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

A In the "pass-out" seat, as here, a
jump overcall shows an intermediate
hand 14-16 points with a good six-
card suit. This hand is perfect. Bid
three hearts.

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

4 A K 54 540 K J 4 A 9542

As dealer, what call would you
make?

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distribution should open one no
trump to avoid re-bid problems. This
hand has an easy re-bid of one spade
over a red-suit response. Open one
club.
Q 4 Both vulnerable, as South, you
hold:
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The bidding:
SOUTH WEST
10 Pass
INT Pass
?


NORTH
14
2NT


EAST
Pass
Pass


What call would you make?

A A close decision, but the excellent
intermediate cards in the red suits and
the queen in partner's suit call for
aggression. Bid three no trump.

Q 5 Neither vulnerable, as South,
you hold:

6 A 7 K J54 0 AKJ 65,4 103


The bidding:
SOUTH WEST
10 Pass
?


NORTH EAST
30* Pass


*5-7 points, usually 5-plus card
support

What call would you make?

A There may be a perfect hand for
partner that would make game a
reasonable proposition, but that is
against the odds and looking for it
will get us too high. Pass.

Q 6 East-West vulnerable, as South,
you hold:

4AKQ94 864 0AQJ442


The bidding:
NORTH EAST SOUTH
146 Pass 16
1NT Pass ?
What call would you make?


WEST
Pass


A Partner's re-bid has taken slam
out of the picture. Give him a chance
to show three-card spade support
before settling for three no trump.
Bid two diamonds.

(Tamnah Hirsch and Bob Jones
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Dylan Kona honored as a Shining Star


By AUDREY BLACKWELL
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
Dylan Kona, aVenice
High School senior,
brought home the cov-
eted Shining Star Award
March 26.
In giving him the
high school award, the
Sarasota Coalition on
Substance Abuse recog-
nized his extensive list
of accomplishments that
mark his journey of ser-
vice, academic achieve-
ment and success.
Most important on that
list is his involvement
with the Drug Free Youth
(D-FY) program atVHS.
"I call him one of
the Fab 5," said Linda
Banister, executive direc-
tor of The WareHouse,
which started the
program that enlists
youth to vow to remain
drug-free while in middle
school and high school.
Kona was one of the
five original members of
the Venice D-FY group.
Banister and Debbie
Eaton, board president of


The WareHouse, started
the program in 2012.
Those who join D-FY
become card-carrying
members who feel em-
powered to take a stand
against drugs, tobacco
and alcohol.
Jack Turgeon, VHS
principal, said Dylan's
achievements go way
beyond the norm.
"He turned in a
resume with three pages
of accomplishments,"
Turgeon said. "We review
a list from the guidance
counselors of kids who
are doing great and
choose who has the best
resume and best chance
of winning the award.
Dylan was impressive
with his contributions
to the community and
he has a caring attitude
toward others."
Some examples of
his involvement in-
clude the many years
he has helped with
a Thanksgiving food
giveaway, the Ocala
kids' camp and soup
kitchen, youth basketball


tournament and work
with The WareHouse.
One memorable
activity was his help with
the Sandy Hook project
through his involve-
ment with the Student
Leadership Program.
Following the shooting at
Sandy Hook Elementary
School, he and several
students made a chain
of paper dolls for the
elementary school chil-
dren that stretched two
football fields in length,
Turgeon said.
Several months later,
they learned a grand-
parent of a Sandy Hook
survivor lives in Venice,
and the parents came for
a visit. One of the parents
is on the Sandy Hook
school board and said the
paper dolls would be used
as a border for some walls
at the new school there.
"He's a very good stu-
dent who shows initia-
tive," Turgeon said. "He
is so involved, he always
offers a helping hand and
thinks about what he can
do to help make things


better for others."
Dylan is the son of
Faith and George Kona.
His mother said, "We try
to instill our values in
him. He is very involved
in the community and
with Debbie and Linda
at The WareHouse. They
coached him to get
involved and do things in
the community.
"It takes a community
to raise a child, and
that includes us and the
church and school."
To what does he
ascribe his success and
caring nature?
Besides his upbringing,
which he said focuses
on living a virtuous life,
he said, "I live like Christ
would want me to live.
I do my best. And when
good things happen,
I'm grateful. When bad
things happen, I try to
find the good in it, which
isn't always easy."
His best advice to
fellow students?
"Get involved in the
community."
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Dylan Kona holds the Shining Star award given him by the
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The ribbon-cutting for the new American Cancer Society Venice
Center included about 50 caregivers, Relay for Life leaders,
volunteers and friends. The gala event celebrated a terrific
haven where cancer survivors, those in treatment, their fami-
lies and friends can get information and support. It is located
on the north side of the Jacaranda Health Park in Suite 1219.


Barbara McGillicuddy, co-chair of the Lions Club 6th annual
fashion show and champagne luncheon, arrives on the red
carpet for the event. She was the official hostess for the event
and awarded nearly 100 prizes to lucky winners.


(From left) Mary DeVolder, Sandra Foster and Jeanne White
volunteer at the new American Cancer Society Center in Venice.
Mary teaches Look Feel, Good Classes, while Sandra and Jeannie
coordinate programs and volunteers. Hours are Mondays and
Wednesday, 10-12 and 2-4, Tuesdays 10:30 to 12:30, Thursdays
2-4 and Fridays 10-12.


This group loads up on raffle tickets at the Lions Club 6th annual
fashion show and champagne luncheon. They are (standing
from left) Suzanne Biviano and Susanne Gedden and (sitting
from left) Hedy Dietz and Carol Dettmore.


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The models showing clothes from La Casa del Quetzal at the
6th annual Lions Club fashion show and champagne luncheon
are (from left) Dottie Winther, Annette Goodsen, Lynn McCon-
nell, Lisa Slonaker, Connie Gatley, Shelley Massey, Lynn Thierry
and Judy Suarez. The store, located in the Venice Centre Mall
on West Tampa Avenue, features casual and dressy clothing.
Dorothy Roddy, not pictured, narrated the fashion show.


These representatives of organizations receiving grants from
the Womens Sertoma Club of Venice are (from left) Jan Caridas
for Venice Area Pregnancy Center; Callie Cowan for Pregnancy
Solutions; Carolyn Eagen for Beacon House; Suzanne Barksdale
for Tidewell Hospice; Joy Mahler for Big Brothers Big Sisters;
Mary Morris for the Venice Art Center; Sheila Miller for Child
Protection Center; Nancy Pantano, in the green shirt, for All
Faiths Food Bank; Nancy Pike for Literacy Volunteers; and Barb
Lewis for SPARCC. Organizations receiving grants and not having
a rep at the awards presentation were Habitat For Humanity,
Instride Equine Assisted Therapy, Junior Achievement, Rotary
Futures, Shop With A Cop and Venice Challenger Baseball.


Celebration grand for new Venice Cancer Center


FRAN VALENCIC


he American Canc
Society celebrated
grand opening of it
Venice Center for those i
cer treatment, their family
friends, caregivers and ca
survivors.
It's designed to be a ha


for anyone seeking informa-
tion, hugs and activities to
help in the journey through
cancer.
Wigs are available, as are
lotions and cosmetics. There
are classes. Everything is
free, thanks to the American
S Cancer Society. Be gen-
erous to all the Relay for
Life Teams working in our
community this month.
The Relay is scheduled for
April 25.
To volunteer, visit Suite
er 1219 at the Jacaranda Health
the Park, or call the Cancer
ts new Center at 800-227-2345. They
n can- need drivers, folks to answer
lies, the phone and friends.
cancer Luminaries for the Relay
for Life are available at the
ven center.


The Bag Ladies
Thanks to a terrific com-
mittee, led by Beverly Flynn,
who call themselves the Bag
Ladies, everyone who attended
the sixth annual Lions Club
fashion show and champagne
luncheon received an ele-
gant bag filled with gifts and
coupons.
Other committee mem-
bers and co-chair Barbara
McGillicuddy wrapped prizes
and created gift baskets. Liz
Maggio of Reflections in Gold
donated several pieces of
jewelry, and in all there were
nearly 100 prizes.
The Lions' motto is "We
Serve." The Venice group is
part of a global network whose
goal is to eliminate blindness.
Lions involved in this fashion


show and champagne luncheon
made the world a brighter place
for everyone there. Thank you.

Sun Fiesta Epilogue
If you participated in last
year's Sun Fiesta, the recipi-
ents of more than $20,000 in
grants thank you. They each
received checks at a recent
Women's Sertoma Club of
Venice awards dinner.
Nancy Pantano of All Faiths
Food Bank told about their
program teaching parents and
children how to cook using
fresh fruits and vegetables.
Learners take a bag of fresh
produce home and practice
what they've learned.
Bravo, Women's Sertoma, for
making every day a fiesta in
Venice.


One of our best
The special person of this
week is Sandra Foster, co-
ordinator of the new Venice
Cancer Center. This nice lady
is determined to help eradicate
cancer. She volunteers wher-
ever and whenever asked and
doesn't let a small thing like
any health issues stand in her
way.
Every survivor and person
in treatment can feel the love
from Sandra. She's part of our
treatment. Sandra Foster is
one of the women who make
Venice a great place to live.

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


Judy Suarez models an evening outfit at the sixth annual Lions
Club Mane Event fashion show and champagne luncheon at the
Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club.


This group of longtime friends spend an afternoon together.
They are (standing from left) Joan Kane and Elaine Taupier
and (sitting from left) Ann Favareau, Joy Hannon and Miriam
Taupier. Ann has been the coordinator of models for the fashion
show for six years.


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initiates Gina Hamilton as a new member of the organization at pher at the Lions Club 6th annual fashion show and champagne
a recent meeting. Gina manages ticket sales and marketing for luncheon.
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Barbara Flynn (left), co-chair of the Lions Club fashion show and
champagne luncheon, and her longtime friend Beverly Kruger
enjoy spending the afternoon together at the 6th annual Lions
Club fashion show and champagne luncheon.


Linda Bena (left) and Sharon Brown reviewed grant applications
and selected local organizations to receive grants totaling more
than $20,000 raised at the Venice Sun Fiesta. Other members of
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Access Rd., Engle .i ood. 941-474-1400.
PAUL NAGEL, (live music) 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Villa
Capri, 8501 Placida Rd., Engle .i ood.
BINGO, 7 15 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Play for S1.
Proceeds to benefit children's charities. Rotonda Elks,
303 Rotonda Blvd. East, Rctondo. 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.,
Engle i .ood. 941-473-2670.


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Wed. Brandon Santini 7pm
Thurs.The Stray DawgS & The Wolves 7pm
Fri. Lauren Mitchell 7prm
Sat. Mike Imbasdar & His Blues Rockerz 7pm

CHICAGO MOB, (live music), 7 p.m. No cover.
Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee, 506 S.
1st St., imiiokolee. 239-658-1313.
LATITUDE, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Loke Suz).
941-627- 3474. Covercharge is canned goods and
nonperishable food items.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 6 p.m.-close.
Olde World Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami Trail,
North Port. 941-426-1155.
KARAOKE, 8 p.m. 11 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings.
4301 Aiden Lane, North Port. 941-429-9722.
KARAOKE, 6 p.m. It's pasta night at theSons
of Italy, 57.50 for members, and 58.50 for guests.
Sons of Italy, 3725 Easy St., Port Chor/lotte. Call for
reservations, 941-764-9003.
KARAOKE WITH DJ'DON'QUIEDO,
7p.m. 10 p.m. The Portside Tavern, 3636Tamiami
Trail, Port Chorlote. 941-629- 3050.
FUNDRAISER DINNER, 5 p.m. 7 p.m.
Spaghetti Dinner for Relay for Life Port Charlotte.
Tickets are S6at door, includes spaghetti, meatballs,
salad, Italian bread, dessert and beverage. San
Antonio Catholic Church Ministry Center, 24445
Rampart Blvd., Port Chorlotte. 941-204-1882.
INGROOV BIG BAND, (live music), 2 p.m.
4 p.m. 54 donation admission. Cultural Center of
Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Chorlotte.
PAUL STROWE, (live music), 1130a.m.
130 p.m., Center stage in Fishermen's Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A, Punito Gordlo.
GUITAR ARMY, (live music), 6 p.m. 10 p.m.
Gilchrist Park, Putito Gordlo.
FRANK GREATHOUSE, acousticc jazz),
5 p.m.- 9 p.m. Presseller's Restaurant, 209 W. Olym
pia Ave., Punito GorCdlo.
GULF COAST BANJO SOCIETY, (live
music), 11 a.m. 130 p.m. Snook Haven Restaurant,
5000 E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-485-7221.


HEART & SOUL, (live music), American Legion
NOVEL Post 159,1770 Venice E. Blvd., Venice.
941-485-4748.
MIKE MARKAVERICH TRIO, (live music),
2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Presented by the South County Jazz
Club. Admission is 510 for members, 55 for non-mem
bers. Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave. S., Venice.
941-379-3345.
JAZZ IZZ IT, (jazz with Debra, Mike, Ernie and
Randy), 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. The Allegro Bistro, 1740 E.
Venice Ave., IVenic-e. 941-484 -1889.
FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH
PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Certified
yoga instructor. Venice.

* FRIDAY

SPOTLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT, (live
music), 6 30 p.m. 10 30 p.m. Englewood Eagles 3885,
250 Old Englewood Rd., Englei t.ocx. 941-.474 -9802.
FREEMONT JOHN, (live music), Pig N
Whistle, Placida Plaza, Gasparilla Rd., Englei t-ooxd.
941-698-0021.
MEMORIES (live music), 7 30 p.m. Beyond the
Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd.,
Engle .oodl. 941-474-1400.
PAUL NAGEL, (live music) 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Villa
Capri, 8501 Placida Rd., Englei L.ood.
LOU FAUST, (live music), 5 p.m. 9 p.m.
Nicolas Italian Kitchen Restaurant & Pizzeria,
4343 S. Access Rd., Etiglei w.ood. 941-474-6195.
TOUCHTUNES KARAOKE, 9p.m. The
New Faull Inn, 2670 Placida Rd., Engle\i .ood.
941-697-8050.
JIMMY JAY, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
La Stanza Restaurant, 285 W. Dearborn St.,
Engleut.oodl. 941-475-1355.
BINGO, 515p.m. warm-up with games to
follow at 6 p.m., pks start at 520. Proceeds go to
children's charities. Englewood Elks, 401 N. Indiana
Ave., Etiglet.lool. 941-474-1404.
BOBBY COLLINS, (comedy), 7 30 p.m. and
9 30 p.m. Tickets 520 in advance, 525 day of show.
Laugh In Comedy Cafe, 8595 College Pkwy, Fort
A I) ers. 239-479-5233.
TPTS, (live music), 9 p.m. No cover. Zig Zag
Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee, 506 S 1st St.,
/immiokolee. 239-658-1313.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 12 30p.m.-
4 p.m. Olde World Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami Trail,
North Port. 941-426-1155.
KARAOKE, 7 p.m. 10 p.m. The Olde World
Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami Trail, North Port
941-426-1155.
KARAOKE, with Mark McKinley. 7 p.m. 10 p.m.
North Port Family Restaurant, 14525 Tamiami Trail,
North Port 941-426-9885.
BINGO, 11 a.m. All proceeds benefit the
Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. Port Charlotte
Elks Lodge 2153, 20225 Kenilworth Blvd., Port
Chorlotte. 941-627-4313 ext. 115.
BINGO, 5 30p.m. Port Charlotte VFW Post 5690,
23204 Freedom Ave., Port Chorlonte 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,
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Nemo's Sports Cafe at Bowland, 3192
Harbor Blvd., Port Clhrclotte. 941-625-4794.
KARAOKE, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Guests welcome.
Port Charlotte Elks, 20225 Kenilworth Blvd., Port
Clhrclotte. 941-625-7571.
COUNTRY EXPRESS BAND, (live music),
7 p.m. Membership not required/sign-in as guest.
Dinner available. Port Charlotte American Legion,


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SHAWN BROWN, (live music), 5 p.m. 8 p.m.
on the patio of The Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami
Trail, Port Chorklotte. 941-629-3050.
FUNDAMENTALS, (live music), 9 p.m.
1 a.m. The Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port
Chorlotte. 941-629- 3050.
LESLIE DACOSTA, (live music), 5 p.m. 9 p.m.
Presseller's Restaurant, 209 W. Olympia Ave., Punto
GordCo.
NEWGROUND, (live music), 7 p.m. Peace
River Baptist Church, 478 Berry St., Punito Gordlo.
941-637-6768.
BRIAN AND MARY, (live music), 6 p.m.-
9 p.m. Punta Gorda Moose Lodge, 27590 Disston Ave.,
Punto Gordlo. 941-639-7666.
AMERICAN MADE, (live music), 8 p.m.-
12a.m. Hurricane Charley's, 300 W. Retta Esplanade
at the Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel, Punito
Gordlo. 941-639-9695.
BRUCE NEUMANN TIKII D, (live music),
5 p.m.- 9 p.m., Center stage in Fishermen's Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A, Punito Gordlo.
VOICES CARRY, (live music), American Legion
NO-VEL Post 159,1770 Venice E. Blvd., Venice.
941.485.4748.
KARAOKE WITH DJ JOHN, 9 p.m.
midnight. Applebees Venice, 4329 Tamiami Trail,
Venice. 941-497-7740.
VALLERIE AND NEALE, (live music),
6 30 p.m.- 9 30 p.m. The Allegro Bistro, 1740 E. Venice
Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889.
FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH
PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Certified
yoga instructor. Venice.

* SATURDAY

FRANK & SAM JAM, (live music),
6 30 p.m. 10 30 p.m. Englewood Eagles 3885,250
Old Englewood Rd., Eiglet i toodl. 941-474-9802.
LIVE MUSIC, 7 p.m. Beyond the Sea
Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access Rd.,
Einglet 1,ool. 941-474-1400.
BEANS AND SEEDS, (live music),
6 30p.m. 10 p.m. Farlow's On the Water, 2920 S.
McCall Rd., Etigleit ool. 941-474-5343.
LOU FAUST, (live music), 5 p.m. 9 p.m.
Nicolas Italian Kitchen Restaurant & Pizzeria,
4343 S. Access Rd., Englei L oodl. 941-474-6195.
ENGLEWOOD FUN CHORUS CONCERT,
3 p.m. freewill offering. Fellowship Hall of the Christ
Lutheran Church, 701 N. Indiana Ave., En/glei oold.
KARAOKE, 7 p.m. Pig N Whistle, Placida Plaza,
Gasparilla Road, Englei L.oodl. 941-698-0021.
VERMONT'S EASY STREET, (live Cajun
music) 7 p.m. 9 p.m. The Zydeco Grille, 8501
Placida Rd., En/glei oodl. 941-828-1472.
JIMMY JAY, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. La Stanza
Restaurant, 285 W. Dearborn St., En/glei oold.
941-475-1355.
ALLYOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST, 8a.m.
10a.m. 55. Englewood VFW, 550 N. McCall Rd.,
Englei L.oodl. 941-474-7516.
BINGO, 1 p.m. VFW, 550 N. McCall Rd.,
Etiglei toodl. 941-474-7516.
PLACIDA ART MARKET, 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
Free admission, 13000 Fishery Rd., Plocico. 941-
698-0603.
BOBBY COLLINS, (comedy), 7 30 p.m. and
9 30 p.m. Tickets 520 in advance, 525 day of show.
Laugh In Comedy Cafe, 8595 College Pkwy, Fort
A I) ers. 239-479-5233.

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6PM-8PM Boats on display after the parade in Downtown
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7AM Parking Lots Open
7:30AM Bus Transportation Begins
9AM-5PM Festival Open Englewood Beach
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9AM-5PM Boats On Display Englewood
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12-5PM Super Boat Testing Begins Festival
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CHICAGO MOB, (live music), 4p.m. No
cover. Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee,
506 S. 1st St., Immokalee. 239-658-1313.
TPTS, (live music), 9 p.m. No cover. Zig Zag
Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee, 506 S. 1st St.,
Immokalee. 239-658-1313.
JIM MORRIS, (live music), 2 p.m. 5 p.m.
Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy.
941-627-3474. Cover charge is canned goods and
nonperishable food items.
DOO WOP DENNY, (live music), 7 p.m. -
10 p.m. The Saltwater Cafe, 1071 Tamiami Trail,
Nokomis. 941-488-3775.
KARAOKE, 7 p.m. -10 p.m. North Port Family
Restaurant, 14525 Tamiami Trail, 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.


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MARKET, 8 a.m. 2 p.m. 14942 Tamiami Trail,
North Port. 941-240-6100.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 12 p.m. -5 p.m.
North Port Family Restaurant, 14525 Tamiami Trail Unit 7,
North Port. 941-240-2675.
KITT MORAN, (jazz), 7 p.m.-10 p.m. J.D:s
Bistro Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-255-0994.
THE GOLDTONES, (live music), 6:30 p.m.-
9:30 p.m. Portofino Restaurant, 23241 Bayshore Rd.,
Port Charlotte.
KARAOKE, Port Charlotte VFW Post 5690,23204
Freedom Ave., Port Charlotte. 941-467-4447.
KARAOKE WITH THE CONNECTION,
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nemo's Sports Cafe at Bowland, 3192
Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941-625-4794.
KARAOKE WITH DJ'DON'QUIEDO,
9 p.m.- 1 a.m. Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte. 941-629-3055.
TUCKERS GRADE, (live music), 12 p.m. -
4 p.m. Barstool Open event at The Portside Tavern,
3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-629-3050.


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PAUL NAGEL, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. The
Cove, 8300 Wiltshire Dr., Port Chorlotte.
CHARLOTTE CHORALE CONCERT,
4 p.m. Tickets 520 for adults, 510 for students. Pilgrim
United Church of Christ, 24515 Rampart Blvd., Port
Charlotte. 941-204-0033.
HOOK KIDS ON FISHING, 10a.m.-
12 p.m. Registration starts at 9 a.m. First 100 kids to
register (ages 616) receive free rod, reel and tackle
box. There will be clini(s on casting, conservation,
fishing safely, knot tying and more. Must proe-register
by calling King Fisher Fleet, 941-639-0969. Event is at
center court in Fishermen's Village, 1200 West Reltta
Esplanade #57A, Punto Gordo.
MICHAEL HIRST, (live music 5 p.m. 9 p.m.,
Centerstage in Fishermen's Village, 1200 West Retlla
Esplanade #57A, Punto Gordo.
SOUTHWIND BLUEGRASS BAND, (live
music), 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Free admission. Punta Gorda
Historical Society's historic train dock, 1009 Taylor
Rd., Pun to Gordo. 941-639-6774.
PAPA AND MAMA ROOT, (live music ,
6 p.m. 9 p.m. Beef '0' Brady's, 1105 County Road
765A, Punto Godlo. 941-505-2333.
BRIAN AND MARY, (live music 6 30 p.m.-
10:30 p.m. Punta Gorda Elks Lodge, 25538 Shore Dr.,
Punta Gordo. 941-637-2606.
PUNTA GORDA FARMERS MARKET,
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Taylor Street and W. Olympia Avenue,
Punta Goido.
DOUG AND GEORGE, (jazzduo), 5p.m.
9 p.m. Presseller's Restaurant, 209 W. Olympia Ave.,
Punta Goo do.
SOCK HOP, 6 p.m. American Legion NOVEL
Post 159,1770 Venice E. Blvd., Venice. 941-485-4748.
DAVID DAVISKI, (live music, American
Legion NOVEL Post 159,1770 Venice E. Blvd.,
Venice. 941-485-4748.
BIG BAND GALA, 6 p.m. The Hungarian
Christian Sociely hosting a Big Band Gala, featuring
good food, music and lots of dancing. For tickets,
call 941-441-6969. Event is at 165 N. Jackson Rd.,
Venice.
VENICE FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m.
noon. On Tampa Avenue, between Nokomis and
Nassau avenues in Historic Dot n tot n Venice.
Local produce, plants, flowers, crafts, jewelry,
soaps, imported oils, seafood, pastries and more.
FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH
PAVILION, 8 a.m. and 9a.m. Certified yoga
instructor with 35 years of experience. Venice
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 5 p.m.- 2 a.m.,
Venice Bowling Alley, 1100 U.S. 41 Bypass S.,
Venice. 941-240-2675.

* SUNDAY

TRU KOUNTRY BAND, (country), 2 p.m.-
5 p.m. Perico's Restaurant, 2401 Hancock Bridge
Pkwy., Cape Coral N. Tamiami Trail, Cope Corol
239-829-0606.
WINE TASTING EVENT, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Assortment of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, music
by Bob Suder, limited chairs, so bring a lawn chair
and sit back and enjoy. Tickets are S20, reservations
required. Presented by Charlotte County Homeless
Coalition at Catania's Winery, 524 Paul Morris Dr.,
Englew ood. 941-697-3223.


FONDA DAVIES ORGAN CONCERT,
3 p.m., voluntary offering. Englewood United
Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St.,
Englei ood. 941-474-5588.
ENGLEWOOD FUN CHORUS CON-
CERT, 3 p.m. freewill offering. Fellowship Hall of
the Christ Lutheran Church, 701 N. Indiana Ave.,
Englei ood.
BOWLING FUNDRAISER, Masonic Charity
teams up with Englewood Bowl to raise funds for
Masonic Child ID program first and third Sunday of the
month. Three games of bowling, free shoes, a pitcher of
beerorsoda for 520. Englewood Bowl, 299 S. Indiana
Ave., E iglei L.ood. 941-474-5265.
BLUE PLATE DINNER, 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 56.
Karaoke from 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. VFW, 550 N. McCall
Rd., Englei ood. 941-474-7516.
BREAKFAST AT ENGLEWOOD ELKS,
8 a.m.-noon. S6.50 all you can eat. Englewood Elks,
401 N. Indiana Ave., Etiglei .ood. 941-474-1404.
"ENGLEWOOD'S BEST SUNDAY
BRUNCH," 10 30a.m. 3 p.m. One free Mimosa,
Salty Dog or Bloody Mary with brunch. Beyond the
Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access
Rd., Engleu .ood. 941-474-1400.
BEANS AND SEEDS, (live music 5 p.m.-
8 p.m. Pincher's Crab Shack at Wyndham Garden,
6890 Estero Blvd., Fort A 1) ers. 239-463 -2909.
GRAND SLAM, (live music noon. No cover.
Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee,
506 S. 1st St., immokolee. 239-658-1313.
INZTANT KARMA, (live music), 6 p.m. No
cover. Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Immoka
lee, 506 S. 1st St.,/iimmioko/lee. 239-658-1313.
GARY AND KERRI, (live music 2 p.m.
5 p.m. Sunrise Kiwanis Shoe's for Kids Project Kickoff
Event at Nav-A Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Laoke
SuZ). 941-627- 3474. Cover charge is a pair of new
kids shoes.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 12 30p.m.-
4p.m. Olde World Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami
Trail, North Port. 941-426-1155.
BIG SUNDAY BREAKFAST, 9 a.m. 11 a.m.
All the bacon, sausage, ham, biscuits and gravy,
potatoes and eggs that you can eat. Along with
free coffee, orange juie and milk for 57 donation.
Amvets Post 312,7050 Chancellor Blvd., North
Port. 941-276-1300.
FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Shop
for vegetables, meats, plants, gifts and more. When
the market closes at 2 p.m., tours of the gardens are
available. ASS suggested donation gets you a plant
to take home. History Park, 501 Shreve St., Putito
Goda-o. 941-380-6814.
BIKER BASH REV FRED &THE
PURGATORY BLUES BAND, (live music ,
1 p.m. 5 p.m. Tilly's Tap, 3149 Duncan Rd. Hwy 17,
Puinto Gordo. 941-505-0898.
FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH
PAVILION, 8 30 a.m. Certified yoga instructor with
35 years of experience. Venice

* MONDAY

TRIVIA, 6 p.m. 10 p.m. The End Zone, 2411 S.
McCall Rd., Englei .ood. 941-473-ZONE.
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Friday, April 4th
Copperhead at Dixie Roadhouse
Starting 9:30pm 1023 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral
The Crashers at Edison Restaurant Bar
Starting 7pm 3583 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
The Kollections at Gatorz
From 6pm- 1 Opm 3816 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte


Saturday, April 5th
The Crashers at The White Elephant
Starting 7pm 1855 Gulf Blvd, Englewood
The Kollections at the Wyvern Rooftop
Starting 7pm 101 E Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda


Tuesday, April 8th
Archer Classic Rock at the Dean's South of the Border
Starting at 8:30pm 130TamiamiTrail, Punta Gorda


All donations will go to the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. For more Information on all of the events listed above, please contact
Claudia DeBruyn at 781.799.7570 or email claudiadebruyn@yahoo.com. Charlotte Band Together Events
The Comedy Zone at Visani Presented by T- e-
Wednesday, April 2nd at 6pm To benefit
Visani 2400 Kings Hwy, Port Charlotte P_
Entertainment by DS and Myke Herlihy. $10 cover charge.Tickets must be purchased in -"
advance. Call Claudia DeBruyn at 781.799.7570 or email claudiadebruyn@yahoo.com. H0 1 kid'l *.
A Charlotte Band Together Event
5th Annual Bar Stool Open Back Nine
Saturday, April 5th Start time is lOam 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
rEverblades Hockey at Germain Arena SUN, ... BI
SaturdayApril 5th at 7pm T
Germain Arena I 1000 Everblades Parkway, Estero Abuffalo -
BlEverblades vs. South Carolina Game tickets are $20 _grafix B ck. | ne
Each to benefit the Charlotte County Homeless April 5th Port Charlotte, FL
{ fi fy Coalition. For ticket purchases and more information RllSf sIIRI, Cl0si'ngPartyStsPM
Please contact Deputy First Class Joe Fiorini at ..$100/4some PrizesAarei at Whiskey Crek
S941.882.0020. A Sheriff's Star Gunner Event "NATURE9 fn tbars-outPORTCHARLOTTE
register by March 31 at any participating bar
Broad Street
Ruby Tuesday's Community Giveback BareandeGri ll iiUM mi .
i ^ Saturday. April 5th from I lam I Ipm Hootes
Ruby Tuesday's Town Center Mall 1441 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte CHUBBYZ PARD AGAOR N WhiS. e Creek
Even if you can't participate in the Bar Stool Open, you can help by dining at one of the Gatorz IS R TVWhsyCel
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stops! RubyTuesday's is donating 20% of your purchase to the Homeless Coalition.Just For monoformatJin -ootl(arn ill
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Dart Tourney at the Ice House Pub
Sunday, April 6th starts at I pm
Ice House Pub o 408 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda
Tickets are $20 per person. 100% of proceeds goes to the Homeless Coalition. For more Information and tickets contact Claudia DeBruyn
at 781.799.7570 or email claudiadebruyn@yahoo.com. A Charlotte Band Together Event
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Sunday,April 6th from 4pm-6pm
Tringali Recreation Center 3460 N Access Rd, Englewood
CataniaWinery offering outstanding wine paired with hot and cold hors d'oeuvres & Cabot Cheddar Cheese. Music by guitar-vocalist Bob
Suder with songs from the 20's through the 60's. Donations are $20, RSVP required. For more information contact Leon 941.697.3223 or
Sharon 941.474.751 I. A Manasota Manatee Event
BIG Event Fundraiser at Hurricane Charley's
Saturday,April 26th from I lam-6pm
Hurricane Charleys Raw Bar & Grill 300W Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
5 Bands playing from I I am I I pm. Vendors $50 to rent a table. All proceeds benefit the Homeless Coalition.To book your table or for
more information contact Claudia DeBruyn at 781.799.7570 or email claudiadebruyn@yahoo.com. A Charlotte Band Together Event


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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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OUT AND ABOUT
FROM PAGE 4
CACHET, (live music), 7 p.m. No cover. Zig
Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee,
506 S. 1st St., Immokalee. 239-658-1313.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 6 p.m. close.
Olde World Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami Trail,
North Port. 941-426-1155.
JOYFUL RINGERS, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.
The Joyful Ringers Handbell Choir invites
prospective bell ringers to join them in their
2013-14 season. North Port High School Music
Suite, 6400 W. Price Blvd., North Port.
941-423-0706.
NORTH PORT CHORALE REHEARSAL,
6:30 p.m. 9 p.m. A community chorus that resi-
dents are invited to join. North Port High School
Music Suite, 6400 W. Price Blvd., North Port.
941-961-9557.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, Port Char-
lotte VFW Post 5690, 23204 Freedom Ave., Port
Charlotte. 941-467-4447.
BINGO, 6 p.m., American Legion Post 110,
3152 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941-
629-7446.
FUN WITH MUSIC, 1 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
Admission is $2. Live musicians and entertainers
at the Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port
Charlotte. 941-625-4175.
DUAL-SAX RON AND THE HORNETS,
(jazz), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Allegro Bistro, 1740 E.
Venice Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889.
VENETIAN HARMONY CHORUS,
6:30 p.m. Join the Venetian Harmony Chorus
on Monday nights for practice and fun at Unit-
ed Church of Christ, 620 E. Shamrock Blvd.,
Venice. 941-480-1480.
FREEYOGA AT VENICE BEACH
PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Certified
yoga instructor. Venice.


* TUESDAY

KATE KEYS, (live music), 7 p.m. Beyond the
Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555 S. Access
Rd., Englewood. 941-474-1400.
PATSY & MCJELLA, (live music),
6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Englewood Eagles 3885, 250
Old Englewood Rd., Englewood. 941-474-9802.
FREETEXAS HOLD'EM POKER,
5 p.m. -10 p.m. Bay City Grille, 115 W. Dearborn St.,
Englewood. 941-240-2675.
FREE BLUEGRASS MUSIC, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Weather permitting, bring lawn chairs, flashlights
and coolers. Bay Heights Park, 1000 S. Indiana Ave.,
Englewood.
TRIVIA, 6 p.m. Englewoods on Dearborn, 362
W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-7501.
KARAOKE WITH AL & MARILN, 6 p.m -
9 p.m. Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn
St., Englewood. 941-475-7501.
WON DERAMA, (live music), 7 p.m. No cov-
er. Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee,
506 S. 1st St., Immokalee. 239-658-1313.
OPEN MIC NIGHT, 6 p.m. Lake View
Restaurant, 5605 S. McCall Road, Port
Charlotte. 941-697-9200.
OPEN MIC NIGHT, 8 p.m. -11 p.m.
Nemo's Sports Cafe at Bowland, 3192 Harbor
Blvd., Port Charlotte.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER,
7 p.m. Porky's Roadhouse, 4300 Kings Highway,
Port Charlotte. 941-629-2114.
BINGO, 11 a.m. All proceeds benefit the
Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. Port
Charlotte Elks Lodge 2153, 20225 Kenilworth
Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941-627-4313 ext. 115.
ROYAL AIRES BAND, (live music), 10 a.m. -
12 p.m. Open to the public. Donation of $5. South
Venice Yacht Club, 4425 Yacht Club Dr., Venice.
941-493-4358.
FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH
PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Certified
yoga instructor. Venice.


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MOVIES GO


OPENING THIS WEEK
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Runtime: 2 hr. 8 min. I PG-131 Gunplay, action
throughout and intense sequences of violence
After the cataclysmic events in New York with his
fellow Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Capt. America (Chris
Evans), lives in the nation's capital as he tries to adjust
to modern times. An attack on a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague
throws Rogers into a web of intrigue that places the
whole world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow
(Scarlett Johansson) and a new ally, the Falcon, Rogers
struggles to expose an ever-widening conspiracy, but
he and his team soon come up against an unexpected
enemy.

MOVIES NOW PLAYING
Noah
Runtime: 2 hr. 17 min. I PG-131 Violence,
disturbing images and brief suggestive content
Darren Aronofsky brings the story of Noah's Ark to the big
screen with this Paramount/New Regency religious drama.


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Sabotage -
Runtime: 1 hr. 49 min. I
R I for strong bloody violence,
pervasive language, some sexuality/ ,
nudity and drug use
In Sabotage, Arnold Schwarzenegger leads
an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's
deadliest drug cartels. When the team ,'
successfully executes a high-stakes raid on
a cartel safe house, they think their work is done until,
one-by-one, the team members mysteriously start to be
eliminated. As the body count rises, everyone is a suspect.
Cesar Chavez
Runtime: 1 hr. 38 min. I PG-131 Language and
some violence
In Cesar Chavez, director Diego Luna presents a powerful
cinematic portrait of the legendary activist. Starring Michael
Pena (End of Watch, Lionsgate's Academy Award-winning
Crash) in the title role, along with America Ferrera (Ugly Betty,
End of Watch), Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Seven Pounds) and
John Malkovich (In The Line of Fire, Summit Entertainment's
Red and Red 2). Chronicling the birth of a modern American
movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil


rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a
husband and father and his commitment to securing a living
wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez
embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his
struggle to bring dignity to people.
PLEASE NOTE MOVIE SHOWTIMES
ARE NOT AVAILABLE BY PRESS TIME
Also, not all movies will be available in your area, and there
are more movies showing at local theaters than those listed.
Please check your local theater for listings and showtimes.
Information provided by Fandango.


Regal Town Center Stadium16 Port
Charlotte, 1441 Tamiami Trail, in the Town Center Mall.
Phone: 941-623-0111.
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium 12, 2111 S.
Tamiami Trail, Venice. Phone: 941-408-9237.
AMC Sarasota 12 8201 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota,
in the Sarasota Square Mall. Phone: 941-922-4900.
Regal Cinemas Hollywood Stadium 20 -
1993 Main St., Sarasota. Phone: 941-365-2000.
AMC Merchants Crossing 16- 15201 N Cleveland
Ave., North Fort Myers. Phone: 239-995-9303.


Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, North Port, Englewood & Venice


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.
n Baker also owns and partly designed a
course called Wicker Hills in Hale,
Michigan.
11 still actively manage Sunnybreeze. My
." .:* wife is retired and my sister, Cathy
S, manages the Michigan course,i Baker said.
-. :* .' m< 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.


Nowi' Offering Non-Resident Golf Memberships


S .Award-winning 18-hole, par 72 course
?-Resort-style amenities and facilities
GO AND Member owned, member enjoyed
COUNTRY CLUB 250 Venice Golf Club Dr. 1 941-492-9600 I venicegolfandcc.com
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18 holes with cart
$30 + tax
9 holes with cart
$18 + tax
Annual Golf Memberships
$300 + tax
*Before 8am and After 2pm & Weekends
18 holes $25 + tax
9 holes $15 + tax
*No other discounts with this special offer
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Bank sponsors meet the artist reception


SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Englewood Bank and Trust will be
sponsoring a wine and cheese reception
where you can meet the artists, Kelly
Reark-Borza and Thomas Krause for the
2014 Ladies DayTarpon Tournament and
the World's Richest Tarpon Tournament,
Friday, April 4, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the
Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce,
480 E. Railroad Ave., Boca Grande.
"We are pleased to support our local
artists by offering an opportunity for
the publicto meet two very talented
artists"said Larry McLaren, president of


Englewood Bank &Trust.
Kelly Reark-Borza's artwork theme
"Anchored in Tradition"portrays a
beautiful mermaid with a tarpon tail,
set against an ornate anchor and a
warm Boca Grande sunset. This will be
Reark-Borza's second year bringing the
tournament back to tradition with her
unique vision as the official tournament
artist and her third year as the logo
artist. Reark-Borza has been drawing
and painting Florida wildlife for over
20 years. Her logo and artwork will
be on the long sleeve shirts, Tervis
Tumblers and posters. Long-sleeved


shirts and posters wil be available tor
sale at the reception. 'iJ( can ;ee Kelly
art on the Ladies Day :lourrianerit
Facebook page and or, 'mm, iI.eIlyrearl.
com.
Thomas Krause cortire tw:o ,,f hi;
lifelong passions into hi; o:r. anr
and wildlife. His love :or viidife te'lari
as a child while fishing vvlh hi.; father
in Michigan and Canada anrid Qlremi fro:ni
there once he starting diving in the Gulf
of Mexico. This is Kraus;e fr;it year a; the
World's Richest Tarpon I,:urrianierit :ifi (al
artist. Krause portrays a (la;;ii tarp: ri n(h
with majestic hues of silver anrd ,Iue ;et


aqamAMt the traditional ,oca i.rande l,:ht-
h,'u',e HFi art ,,worl. lvv l be ,,on T-',hirtl,
lonriq-Ileeved ;rhirt, lerviw Tijnibler, arid
pAter' Signed, p, ter' wvul b:,e available
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First Brass pays tribute to Sarasota's Scottish heritage in Venice


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
In honor of National Tartan Day and the Scottish
Heritage of Sarasota County, the Jacobite/Piping Hot
Band and The First Brass will perform a celebratory
concert in Venice at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on
Center Road at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6.
National Tartan Day honors men and women
of Irish and Scottish descent for their role in the
development of the United States, specifically


areas such as Sarasota County. Arcadia, another
area within the Sun readership area, takes its name
for Nova Scotia (New Scotland), off the eastern
coast of Canada. Scots fought in the American
Revolution. Some became signers of the Declaration
of Independence. The first U.S. citizen to become a
man on the moon was a Scot.
In the 1880s, Col. John Hamilton Gillespie founded
Sarasota's Church of the Redeemer and also served as
Sarasota's first mayor. Gillespie's portrait hangs in the


:r'arih Hall : of the (hurr(h whic h on i'alni Avenue
V,',tr' to the home of the A.olo Repertory Theatre
r, S.ara ,:,a vvill frid lartar, fla;i harriQ :irn on t he
secondrl f::r o: rhe Al:: o Rep; homeM in he F:ridla
,ltalte lUriveriy ,:enter fo:r the 'erf:rniiriq Art ,in
S:.ara ta BelrilpnI, to S.ara,,a' Str Andlrew Soiely
hho.e flaq. are more proof of the Atroin,.S1 oih
riflijenrice in the area
Led tly Gary Reirir,:,m rthe lac(,:t, e F'ipirn
-:ot Band and Ihe Firl eBra wlvl :oftier a nijjial


edliuat:ion horn:orirnQ the holiday a well a3 the rich
lrih and So:,ll.ih herila.ie in lhi area In addition
:, the o:ujnrid : of bra; iririjnierin drumjn aind
ti,,piper ',J,:lenr ,:' of the lri'h !ance Aca,:lden y of
S.ara,:,a vvill perforni in c:l:ril cn,,lne The lbra;
erienle aloe feature' 1,:, perfo,rnmer'
Our Lady : of Lo:Jrlle iihurc(h i l:,cated al 3101
Center :Road in Verice ih.et are Sa1. min advarnce or
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I EVENTS THIS WEEK


ENGLEWOOD


Go bowling and benefit charity
Masonic Charity and Englewood Bowl
are hosting a fundraiser on the first and
third Sunday of each month. You get three
games of bowling, free shoes, a pitcher of
beer or soda for $20. The proceeds go to
the Masonic Child ID program, which is free
to any child. Pictures, fingerprints, voice
patterns and vital information of children
are recorded on a disk for parents to help
aid police in case a child goes missing.
Englwood Bowl is at 299 S Indiana Ave. Call
941-474-5265.


IMMOKALEE


Legendary disco group Village
People to perform at casino
Village People, one of disco's most
recognizable and energetic hit-makers, will
perform at Seminole Casino Immokalee on
Saturday, April 5, at 8 p.m. Known as the
"kings of disco'"Village People have sold
more than 100 million records worldwide
since the '70s with such career defining hits
as"Macho Man""Y.M.C.A,"ln the Navy"
and"Can't Stop the Music'."
In 1979, the American Music Awards pre-
sented the group with the"Favorite Musical


Group"award. They also o:rn tIhe Anericarn
Guild of Variety Artist's GeorQie Awiard and
Brazil's 1981 Award for Bet Adi
In 1980, Village People Alarredl inr their
own major feature film Can t Sl:,p the
Music," co-starring Steve ullerbleril
Bruce Jenner, Valerie Perrirne Pajil .and
June HavocandTamm) urine; II renmair,;
a popular cult film wor dlde
The group's hits can be heard :rn d:er,
of major motion pictures ircludirihr Dn11I
Periscope,""Wayne'sWorld 11 Addan'
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Film festival offers'infinite possibilities'


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

Even if you bring your sleeping bag, there is
no way to see all the films at the 16th annual
Sarasota Film Festival which opens Friday in
Sarasota with "Last Days in Vietnam/' directed by
Rory Kennedy.
Presented by the Patterson Foundation in
conjunction with its Legacy of Valor Campaign,
the 98-minute film is about the last weeks of the
Vietnam War. Tickets for the film are $25-$55 per
person.
A red carpet event opens the festival at
6 p.m. at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in
Sarasota. The film follows at 7 p.m. Kennedy and
other special guests will be there for the film and
opening night party, the second ticketed event of
the festival. Party tickets are $95 and tickets to
both the party and the film at $150 per person.
Cocktail party attire is suggested. Filmmakers and
actors from around the world are expected at the
party in the hall's grand foyer. There also will be
live music, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. This is the
only day on which a fan can attend everything.
Saturday is a typical festival day with 35 indi-
vidually scheduled programs. As some programs
feature several short films, there will be far more
than 35 films and it will be impossible to see them
all. Picking up a program in advance and planning
ahead is the only way to do this festival. Getting
out of one's comfort zone and choosing to see
something other than one's normal favorite film
is another must-do for the ultimate enjoyment.
Spend at least one session watching short films or
films by local students or old films long forgotten.
Another special event Through Women's


Eyes 15th anniversary
filmmaker reception
-will be Saturday
from 5:30 p.m. to
8p.m. in the Wells
Fargo Waterfall
Lobby at 1819
Main St.,
Sarasota.
While
most films
will be
shown at
the Hollywood
20 Theatre on
Main Street
in Sarasota,
there are some
other venues,
including some
that are free.
One of the
freebies will

night at
sunset
(7:30 p.m.)
at Siesta Key
Beach where
"The Little Mermaid"will
be presented as part of
the festivals' Moonlight
Movie Series, which is
free and open to the
public.
The festival is for all ages.
Proof will be visible throughout the festival and


directed by Berit Madsen. General admission is
$30 with priority seating for $125. Casual attire is
suggested.
The attire is not likely to be casual Friday,
April 11, for the festival's annual Tribute Luncheon
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sarasota Yacht Club.
Mimosas will be served, awards will be given and
stars will walk the red carpet. Tickets are $100 per
person and always scarce.
Fun is on the schedule from 8:30 p.m. to
11:30 p.m. that evening at Cinema Tropicale,
which also is at the yacht club. The theme is
tropical islands. Guests will include filmmakers
and artists from the world of film and fashion is
predicted to be "high-end" or Caribbean Cocktail.
Tickets are $150 per person.
The closing night film and Filmmaker Tribute
Awards will be at the Sarasota Opera House
beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12, although
that is not the end of the festival. Tickets are
$25-$55.
The festival finale is Sunday-- all day Sunday
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with special Hollywood
Nights events for young filmmakers beginning at
5 p.m. and 7 p.m. with red carpet ceremonies and
screenings.
Watch for the Acts of Valor films throughout the
festival, especially"Wings,"the winner of the first
Oscar in 1927. It has been refreshed for the festival
and will be shown at noon April 12.
You can't plan your schedule without a program
booklet, nor can you figure out the ticket package or
single tickets you want to purchase. Student tickets
at $8 per person and cinephile express passes at
$1,000 per person bracket all the options. For all
the details, visit SarasotaFilm Festival.com or call
941-366-6200 or 866-575-FILM.


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A April 2- 8, 2014 E/N/C/V


AROUND


SUN PHOTO BY PETER ARATARI


Beth and Missy Damon enjoying an early evening of conversation on the outdoor
deck at Farlow's on the Water in Englewood.


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PHOTO PROVIDED


Katherine "Granny" Donohue and her daughter Betty Lanham
all decked out for the recent St. Patrick's Day celebration at the
Charlotte Country Music Club jamboree at the Charlotte Eagles.


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PHOTO PROVIDED
The Charlotte Country Music Club members learned "the
Barn Dance" taught by Linda Gallagher at the Charlotte
Country Music Club jamboree.


PHOTO PROVIDED


Stoney stopped by to help Vietnam Brotherhood members "lronman"Weinberg,
"Buff"Martin,"Southie"Coady and"Frenchie" L'amour raise funds and awareness
for the Vietnam Wall project at Laishley Park recently.

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SUN PHOTO BY PETER ARATARI


The Sunday afternoon pickup soccer club posing for a quick photo before an afternoon of soccer at the North Charlotte Regional Park in Port Charlotte.


.. ...SUN PHOTO BY PETER ARATARI
SUN PHOTO BY PETER ARATARI
Jarret and Brooke Zolkos grabbing dinner to go at
Cameron Parrish, Anthony Hargrave, Amanda DeMartino, and Brad Ehret enjoying the newly established Arcadia Fried Chicken and
an afternoon on the patio at Buffalo Wild Wings in North Port. Grill in Arcadia.


EVENTS THIS WEEK GO


ENGLEWOOD


Wine-Tasting event
The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition invites you
to a Wine Tasting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday,
April 6, at Catania's Winery, located at 524 Paul Morris
Dr., Englewood. John Catania, maker of award-winning
wines, offers outstanding wine paired with an
assortment of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and Cabot's
aged Vermont cheddar cheese. Music will be provided
by guitar-vocalist Bob Suder with songs from the '20s
through the '60s. The donation is $20 and reservations
are required. There are a limited number of chairs,
so bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy. For more
information, or tickets, call 941-697-3223.
The Englewood Fun Chorus
presents Spring Concert
The Englewood Fun Chorus has been entertaining
senior citizen communities and assisted living
residences in the Englewood area for more than 25
years and has been able to provide scholarships for
many local area high school students seeking musical
careers. On Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6, at
3 p.m. they will present their annual Spring Concert
under the direction of Clarice Dell'Anno. The concert this
year"l Hear America Singing,";' will consist of a tribute
to the military; folk songs of rivers, trains, and places
of America; dance and comedy sequences; as well as a
Dixieland instrumental presentation. The concert will
be held atthe Fellowship Hall of the Christ Lutheran
Church at 701 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood. There is no
admission charge but a freewill offering will be taken
for the scholarship fund.
PORT CHARLOTTE
Breakfast with Bunny
Hippity Hoppity, Easter is on its way! Children and
their parents are invited to hop on over to Port Charlotte
Town Center for an egg-cellent Breakfast with the Easter
Bunny on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 10a.m. All the
sweet little bunnies and chicks will enjoy visiting with
the Easter Bunny as well as a complimentary breakfast,
crafts, games, and much more. This is sure to be an
egg-citing dayfor everyone. Reservations are requested.
To reserve your seat, call the Mall Office at 941-624-4833.
PUNTA GORDA
Fish Earth Day
In partnership with other like-minded organiza-
tions, the Anglers for Conservation is coordinating a
Fish Earth Day using the Anglers for Conservation's
Hook Kids on Fishing Program on Saturday, April 5,
in celebration of Earth Day. Sign-in begins at 9 a.m.
and clinic starts promptly at 10 a.m. and runs until
12 p.m. Is there any better way to celebrate Earth Day


Checkout where the "Craic"is happening...
The CELTIC RAY PVBLUC HOVSE
Punta Gorda's Oldest Irish Pub Established 1997
* Lunch Served Daily. 14 Imported Draughts & Full Liquor Bar
* Full Irish Pub Menu served every day, open it J.:.' Live EriL ItA irnrnij i CIVIL- u, .Iut ojnlin u II r
(Ipt:n', a i j 1 v ,i t, :,t:I. r.' s a tv ea ]r II m- 2. .o


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PORT CHARLOTTE, FL
For more information contact Denise Dull at 941-626-9439
or Kris Peterson at 941-815-1888 or ask at any participating bar


S*'- SUN PHOTO BY PETER ARATARI
SUN PHOTO BY PETER ARATARI
Don Fields showing off a fresh slice of pizza with Marita
Sophie and Tom Edukanis with Laila Dedukonis of Girl Scout Troop 51 selling Girl Scout cookies in Valderrama, Sharon Valderrama, and Amy Bayer at Geraldi's
North Port. Pizza Place in Englewood.


COEDZNEMSI EETSCMIGS OON
Wednesday, Friday | Tuesday, April 8th ,", Tuesday April 29th
& Saturday Al Holland LJ"Uptown Express"
Darren DS Sanders and Verceal Your Favorite Oldies
Myke Herlihy Motown Tribute Show and DooWop


Back DPMne
Back Nine


than bringing families together fishing and learning
about our planet Earth?The Punta Gorda Hook Kids
on Fishing program will take place at Fishermen's
Village, 1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
Kids ages 6 to 16, are welcome along with their
parents. The first 80 kids registered may receive a free
rod and reel. Registration is mandatory by calling
King Fisher Fleet at 941-639-2628.
These conservation-minded Hook Kids on Fishing
programs teach casting, fishing safety, knot tying, the
tackle box, catch and release tactics, fishing habitat and
conservation; and is taught by professional guides and
knowledgeable anglers. Parents and kids bring your
smiles, positive attitudes and patience along with you.
Parent or guardian must accompany attendees.
Volunteers are needed and donations are greatly
appreciated. If you're interested in volunteering for,
or sponsoring this event, contact Theresa Ellershaw at
321-433-3340 or tellershaw@aol.com.
Cycle in Pedal and Play
The fifth annual "Pedal and Play in Paradise" Bicycle
Tour will set off from the Laishley Park Pavilions in
Punta Gorda on Saturday, April 5. Jim Morris will
entertain through a lunch catered by Wood Street
Grille. Five rides accommodate all cyclists: a 62-mile
metric century, 30 miles, 15 miles, the Isles Yacht Club's
10-mile Mystery Poker Run, and Punta Gorda City
manager Howard Kunik's informative Manager's ride.
Included in all registration prices is breakfast, lunch,
free beer at noon to those of legal drinking age, and a
20-minute yoga stretch. Laishley Park is also the Friday
evening, April 4, gathering place for"Yoga for Cyclists"
from 6:30 to sunset presented by the Yoga Sanctuary.
And pre-registrants can pick up their packets early at the
Laishley Park Pavilions Friday from noon until 6 p.m.
The event is co-hosted by TEAM Punta Gorda and
the Isles Yacht Club. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia
and Lymphoma Society and TEAM Punta Gorda and
its bicycle-friendly initiatives. Learn more and register
at www.pedalandplayinparadise.com.

FORT MYERS
Bobby Collins makes you laugh
There will be shows on Friday, April 4, and Saturday,
April 5, starring Bobby Collins, who has worked alongside
such comedic notables as Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Chris
Rock and many others. He will be live at the Laugh
In Comedy Cafe, 8595 College Pkwy., Fort Myers, on
both days at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in
advance or $25 the day of the show. Collins has appeared
on the Jimmy Fallon Show, the CBS Morning Show, the
Tonight Showand other HBO and Showtime specials.
Every show continues to uproariously deliver a no-non-
sense, tell-it-like-it-is, relevantly raucous, dissection of
everyday life in our wacked-out world through Collins'
charisma, style and laser wit. For more info, visit www.
laughincomedycafe.com or call 239-479-5233.


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GO CRAFT BEER


By DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT


Though the craft beer market
presently represents only about
8 percent of the overall beer market, it
has recently begun a rapid expansion
out of the Pacific Northwest and into
the rest of the country-- including our
own Sunshine State.
In the middle of March, the Brewers
Association, a not-for-profit trade
association dedicated to small and in-
dependent American brewers, released
their 2013 data on craft brewing in
the United States. What they found
was that craft brewers had seen an
18 percent rise in the volume of their
production and sales, which equated
to a 20 percent increase in retail dollar
value.
Helping to bump up those
numbers was the fact that the
number of craft breweries opening
up far outpaced the number that
were closing.
Bill Frazer and his partner and
brother-in-law Duncan Scarry were
initially inclined to open up a new
craft brewery in Los Angeles, but soon
realized that the Southern California
market was already pretty saturated
with local, independent breweries.
That's when they decided to come back
to Frazer's hometown of Punta Gorda to
start their new brewery.
Frazer said that even though there
was not yet a craft brewery in the
Charlotte area, he knew it would be
well-received.


"Punta Gorda was ready for it," he
said. "They're building an atmosphere
in the downtown area that is perfect
for this."
The partners chose the name "Fat
Point Brewery" as a nod to Punta
Gorda, and came across an abandoned
12,000-square-foot warehouse that
was perfect for what they wanted


to do open a production facility
tasting room and beer garcen ihouQh
the building is not due to openri urintil
the end of May, the craft beer tha t Fat
Point has been producing already have
people in the industry talkinI
"Our Big Boca Ale is a 'Calif:Orrirnia
Common' that is a light, ea.;y-dririnl.iri
beer," Frazer said. "In our Put;irn Pale
Ale, we use some key limes 't a
light, summer beer."
He said many of the bee' they've
created so far are lighter, li.e their
lemon-mint and Belgian wheat brerv'


te(aue nio;t, beer drriiler in warmm
place; li.e ',,uhie'tr Florida lool. f:r
he type oI rerfre;hiriq drinrl. ;iihey
are produniril a v3yetht AnQle tbeter
thiuQih 'whuh ri ;a Fye If'A fra:er ;aid
that it ha; a ditiriive beettr tate and i';
firniulated f,:,r the t rue beer lover
WA/hern the taproon :ipenri; Fat F'oi
'will be terviriq 10 differently tap;' of bteer
anrid ;poriri eventril; ill pr,:,,altly bIe
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Bill Frazer is one of the two owners
of Fat Point Brewing.
Arnd when it'r : not :,: bu'y IFraer
o:r one of the other Fa t F'oint repre;en-
taluve' wu,1 be happy to Whvi, off their
new prodiudihon faohlyv rhaT'; where
they v b'ille CannrirQ 1hor ,own peial
fornmujla ,:, t be diltribtijed o,:, bar and
retiauranil; up and :'dow n the .Juri:,a;
Frazer sand that even th,ouQh (raft
brewere; are inewia to, hi area hei feel
en :,iura,.:le,l about the feedb,,ai he'.
been qeinq ,,:,;o far a'bo:u not only hi;
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April 4 Entertainment Revue
This professional song and dance ensemble features a cast of
20 young girls ages 6 to 16. They have appeared on The Today
Show, CBS This Morning, and Star Search. The group has
performed for both Presidents Bush and Clinton, and in the past
6 years eight cast members have signed major record contracts.


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All Concerts Begin at 7:30 PM
Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students.
S,g Box Office: (941) 322-7276


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For more information contact our box office
or visit our website at
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507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950


Winner of the Punta Gorda Chamber's /,
"Non-profit Business of the Year" Award!
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CRAFT BEER GO


The Fat Point Brewing production facility and tasting room
will have a 15-barrel brew house and 30-barrel fermentation
set-up, that can produce about 320 barrels a month.


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.


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124 Heard St., Arcadia
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by the glass!

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Grit, determination and skills such as horseman-
ship, roping and ground work as well as pride,
S 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
S 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!


Let's Go!


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Let's Go!


GO DINING OUT ENGLEWOOD


Jennifer Belmont is the manager of her
parents' restaurant J.B.'s Conch Cafe.


J.B.'s Conch Cafe offers specialty burgers, wings and more


By DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT
You can't describe Englewood's J.B.'s Conch Cafe
without using the word "family."
For the past 17 years, John and Kaye Belmont have
owned the homestyle restaurant, which is managed
by their daughter, Jennifer Belmont. They serve a


wide range of salads, sandwiches, wraps and baskets,
but based on a recent menu redesign, it is clear which
of their dishes are the most popular.
"People love all our burgers and wings," Jennifer
said. "We have a lot of different wings that I have not
seen in other places."
The new menu showcases the restaurant's
specialties with a separate insert that lists


' 16'W Famous, 6ur, er" ,on one side and "16's Famous,
WAiriQ.;" :in the other On the wriQ menuij there are
basics Rle 660 and Hot 6ufaloG bUt there are ah1o
.omnie ri(e surprie II. e lalapenr,:, (ihili Lim e 16'I '
iOriQinal 3 lerl. and Hinev iruller vwhh i'a honeyv
gqlae arj I'F ndIle 1 ;"auce
lenriir.er saidr that t hebur)er are pretty speoal

r"Our gjrer. are 311 made iron.i qrurid hu(iL. he
said "We pat t hen' here ard there are rr:, filler.;
in them i it all 311 ,:nie 1,: 1r : the meat that'
the n, imnipiirlanr part :i :f the burger"
In addi: ri i i : t he all-beef burgers you (anri Qet
turlI.ev alnrin an vnveg gie burQers o,:,: Andr ;n e
(f I 's. ;penally burQers lii.e the S.p v ( Southilve't
;urier the 6arbeque 6a(on 6urger and the BO3i.
and r leu Bur,3er are the an'ie lvwI pri(e point a the
Standard burger
For tho:e vwh I': love a salad a1,d i I 's ha3 you
coveredd he ala313d bar (ari te puri(ha.ed 3 a3n
entree, or 3 a ide and (,,nairni freshly Cu fruit arnd
veelables every day of the vueel. lohn himself also
male' honmenade 'oups ea(h day
lhat freshness and personal tou(h are iwhat have
eptl 6 's s '(,,n'er i (',iriq ba(l. year afier year


lenrinfer 3id that in her aniily'v restaurant it'r ir port-
an that t3 he f::o rhey serve tie a.' fresh ar p3i'ible
"For example wle don't buy fro,:en french fries le
buy p,:,at:e' randi cu themn up here -he awid ihenr
we ijse the re t :,f the potato,:e' the re r dayiy in our
nma.'hel potlatoie'
Ea(h day there are ljrn(h and drlinnrer ;pe(ial and
an early bird ,pecoal from r p m tr: p m Monday
rhruqh ihur,'ivlay he restaurant h 31a' h i' 3 full bar
where yu (an alr3o order f:l:a and ,:fert 3 happy
horur every ,ay frr:, p m l r':' p mi
le;r ifer aill that even hiiiuqh prior to, ,wl, riiQr r
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Myera they're happy oi, have (ailed lhe ErQtle::id
community their familyy" for 1ni,,A llmo dle(adle,
Anid that's why lt her retauirant'r h:ne-c::I.e, f::d
and relae pher rIa i rnii reni m ai 3 I:,3 favi:irite
Irv'r3 U ':i a homeniyle retaurani i tah a3 bar and
grol" -,he widl
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Ernile:,,andi3d d i:,ipen Monrday rhruqh S.atiurilay
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Mystery Dinner Show
Thursday, April 3
"The Show Must Go On"
Thursday, April 10
"The Pemiere"
Dinner Show Only
$36 includes Tax & Gratuity
Reception at 5:30 Show 6:30


3069 S McCall Rd
Englewood, FL 34224
For ticket information call
941-270-3324
Tickel Office Open M. -9am 430pm
w.englewoodevenen[eer.com


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Friday, April 11
"The Blues Brothers Soul Band"
Saturday, April 12
"Erik Clapton Tribute
Thursday, April 17
"Barry Manilow Tribute"
Friday, April 18
"Night Moves, Bob Segar Tribute"
Saturday April 19
Elvis Presley Jr.


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April 2- 8, 2014 EINI/C/V


AT THE THEATER GO


'Five Guys Named Moe'takes over Venice Theatre's MainStage


PROVIDED BY THE VENICE THEATRE
Five Guys Named Moe, an exuberant tribute to
the music of rhythm and blues pioneer and alto
saxophonist Louis Jordan, opened April 1 on Venice
Theatre's MainStage. The musical runs through
Saturday, April 19. (There is no show on Easter
Sunday.) Performances are at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays
through Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets
are $20-$28 for adults, $10-$15 for students, and are
available now at the theatre's box office, online at
www.venicestage.com or by phone at 941-488-1115.
A special shoulder-season rate of $20 is available (not
online) during the first week of the show. Discounted
rates are available for groups of 20 or more.
Directed and choreographed by Brad Wages with
musical direction by Michelle Kasanofsky,"Five Guys
Named Moe"is built around an energetic quintet
of zoot-suited singers named Moe who emerge in
a puff of smoke from a radio to offer advice to a
lovesick young man named Nomax. Four of the five
guys are played byVenice Theatre veterans Edwin
Watson (Smokey Joe's Cafe, Crowns); Kristofer Geddie
(Ragtime, Smokey Joe's Cafe and numerous other VT
credits); Brandon Michael Fleming (Ragtime, Superior
Donuts, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
and others); and Sean London Young (Ragtime,
Hairspray, and Hello Dolly to name a few). Don
Seward and Bradley Small are making theirVenice
Theatre debuts.
Wages says,"l am thrilled to be directing this pro-
duction. It's incredibly fast-paced and lively and the
guys are a joy to work with. It's also such a pleasure
to bring Louis Jordan's music to a new audience."
The show brings to life nearly 30 songs either
written by or made popular byJordan and the bands
he fronted from the 1930s through the 1950s. Paving
the way for rock'n'roll, Jordan was known as the"The
King of the Jukebox." His biggest selling record was
"Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby."Other hits included
"Choo, Choo, Ch'boogie";"What's the Use of Getting
Sober"and "Let the Good Times Roll."Jordan chose to
be more of an entertainer and front-man than some
of his jazz and blues counterparts, focusing on humor
and a flamboyant performance style. His repertoire
also included a variety of novelty songs that work
their way into Five Guys Named Moe such as"l Like
'em Fat Like That"; the Calypso-influenced"Push Ka Pi
Shi Pie"; Saturday Night Fish Fry"; "Ain't Nobody Here
but Us Chickens"and the title number.
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Bradley Small as Nomax
gets advice about his love
life from five guys named
Moe (Standing: Sean London
Young, Edward Watson
and Don Seward. Kneeling:
Kristofer Geddie and Brandon
Michael Fleming).
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London in 1991. It was brought ,I
to Broadway a year later. It won
two Laurence Olivier Awards
and was nominated for two Tony
Awards. Sarasota Magazine critic
Kay Kipling said of a previous area
production, "Five Guys Named
Moe"is an alternately rocking and
swinging evening, and it's bound
to leave theatergoers in a satisfied ._
state of mind." / "
Tickets for "Five Guys Named
Moe"and all Venice Theatre
productions through June 2013
are available at the box office at
941-488-1115 or online at www.venicestage.com.
Subscriptions are also on sale now for the upcoming
2014-2015 Season. Venice Theatre is located at 140W.
Tampa Ave., on the island in Venice. Box office hours
are from 10 a.m. to5 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Sarasota's Sailor Circus celebrates its 65th
anniversary when the legendary show presents nine
performances starting March 27 through Saturday,
April 5, at the Sailor Circus Arena near downtown
Sarasota.
President Truman held office; Volkswagen made
its American debut. It was 1949, when three pennies
would get you a first-class stamp, and 17 cents would
buy a gallon of gas. People sang Gene Autry's new
song, "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer"; and, they
could listen to it at home using the latest high-tech
phenomenon: the 45 rpm record.
Here in Sarasota, by 1949 we had earned our
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home to The Greatest Show on Earth for over two
decades; and, our town was already recognized
as"an arts community."Three events in 1949
enhanced that reputation. One was the first public
performance by the Sarasota Symphony. A second
milestone was the opening of the Sarasota Art
Center; and, a third cultural institution took its first
breath: Sailor Circus.
Originally part of Sarasota High School's physical
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SeaWorld at 50 is far from retiring


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

When my daughter was little and we lived east of
Cleveland, heading to SeaWorld at Aurora, Ohio was a
must-do every summer.
In those days, Shamu was flown in from California
for its summer in Ohio. Photos of the whale in the
sling on a giant airplane always made the news in the
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Now that I live in Florida, SeaWorld Orlando is a
more than adequate replacement.
I can still visit Shamu and Clyde and Seamore
but also all sorts of penguins and manatees and
turtles and sharks. As in Ohio, the shows are so well
coordinated that the park never seems as crowded
as it really is because so many people are in shows
and out of the park paths at any given time. The
shows are amazing. Those dolphins, whales and
other creatures continue to teach the"trainers"who
manage to create fun shows based on what theythe
trainers have learned.
And for all their hard work, what reward do they get
- people eating whale tails! Yikes but don't panic. The
tails are chocolate-covered rice crispies and marshmallow
on a stick. The tails are the official 50th anniversary treat.
Hard to believe that SeaWorld was born in March
1964 in SanDiego and just nine years later had a
cousin in Orlando. Both parks are celebrating all year
long with giant sea life sculptures, whale tail treats,
new shows and surprises. Bythe way, SeaWorld's
anniversary year will last 18 months so there is no
excuse to miss this party.
Forever stars Clyde and Seamore have a new show
- Clyde & Seamore take Pirate Island and there are
more animal ambassadors than ever to party hardy.
The Sky Tower got a new topper recently and a
SeaWorld Surprise Squad is roaming the park giving


away random surprises.
You might even be
moved to the front of
a ride and get to go
behind the scenes.
Over these 50 years
SeaWorld has increased
its commitment to
protecting the ocean
and its inhabitants.
We receive regular
releases about
manatees and sea
turtles that have
been rehabilitated
and returned to the
wild here in Florida.
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1969 -"Dizzy" by Tommy Roe
1979 "Tragedy" by the Bee Gees
1989 -"Eternal Flame" by the Bangles

The Piano Men Billy & Elton
William Martin "Billy"Joel was born May 9,
1949, in the Bronx, N.Y. Reginald Kenneth
Dwight (changed to Elton Hercules John) was
born March 25,1947, in Pinner, Middlesex,
England. Billy is a classically trained pianist and


also played on The Shangri-Las'1965 hit,"Leader
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and at age 11 he attended the Royal Academy of
Music. Elton's song "Philadelphia Freedom"was
a tribute to tennis star Billie Jean King;"Candle
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re-written for Princess Diana.
Billy's 1977 song "Just the Way You Are"is
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: Name the 1978 album (same title as its hit single) by
singer/songwriter Jackson Browne, with a cover featuring a drum set in the
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Florida Studio Theatre announces the openil
the world premiere of"Tom Jones"by Mark Br
The show will open in the Gompertz Theatre A
and run through June 1. Single tickets range fr
$18 to $42. Tickets may be purchased online at
FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at 941-366
or by visiting the
box office.
"Tom Jones"
is a world
premiere play
written by Mark
Brown, who also
wrote the FST
audience favorite,
"Around the
World in 80 Days.'"
The play is an
adaptation of the
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novel,"The History P
of Tom Jones,";'
a Foundling, by -
Henry Fielding.
In this thrilling
adventure of the
heart, Tom Jones, I
a charming
young man of
questionable i
birth, is madly in |
love with Sophia ..
Western. But i '
when Sophia's -. jI
father arranges .. .'.
for her to marry a -."
loathsome man,
she flees for her
life. Aristocrats,
wenches and
scalawags
abound in this
bawdy and
rollicking romp -.
through the -
back roads and
bedchambers of .. ..
bedchambers of Wilmari Myburqh, Mati
England. Eileen Ward.
Brown stated,
"I'm thrilled to be bringing my new play,'Tom
to the Florida Studio Theatre. Back in 2006 FST
produced my play'Around the World in 80 Day:
the play was still fairly new. FST did a tremend
production. I think it received five Sarasota Ma
Theatre Award nominations. Since then'80 Day
has gone on to have an incredible life. It's been
Off-Broadway twice, on American Theatre Mag


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Top Ten Most Produced Play list, and along with
productions across the U.S., it's playing in India and
Turkey this year."
"Tom Jones"will serve as Mark Shanahan's
FST directorial debut. Previous shows directed by
Shanahan include"The Hound of the Baskervilles,"
"The 39 Steps,""No Wayto Treat a Lady;'and others.
Brown speaks to the format of this show stating,
"I think'Tom
Jones'is similar
to'Around the
World in 80 Days'
Sint Pthat'sa
classic story. It's a
silly comedy and
it's a small cast
playing multiple
roles. All of these
elements add up
to what I think
!... will be a fun-
filled theatrical
experience."
Hot off the
m success of the
_... recent FST record
Sby breaking hit,
o'c"Monty Python's
Spamalot;'
is returning
FST company
member, Bruce
Warren, who will
be playing the
roles of Captain
"- Blifil, and Susan.

describesahis
return to the
'4 Gompertz stage
4stating,"l am
" absolutely
,. -' thrilled to be
-L returning to FST
for'Tom Jones.'
During the joyous
F run of our recent
PROVIDED BY CLIFF ROLES production of
odrich, Faith Sandberg, and 'Monty Python's
Spamalot,'l fell
head over heels
for Sarasota; and what better way to come back than
to originate a great role in the World Premiere of a
hilarious new play? I can't wait!"
"Tom Jones"opens in the Gompertz Theatre on
April 11. Single tickets range from $18 to $42. Tickets
may be purchased online at FloridaStudioTheatre.
org, by phone at 941-366-9000 or by visiting the box
office at 1241 North Palm Ave., Sarasota.


Soul-Town Revue a


tribute to Motown and sou


SPECIAL TO THE SUN
FM Productions proudly presents Soul-Town
Revue, one of the most action-packed, Vegas-style
shows on the East coast. This Revue is a tribute to
Motown and the top soul artists and their music of
the last 50 years.
There will be two performances starting at
4:30 p.m. matinee and a 7:30 p.m. evening show on
Saturday, April 19, at the Charlotte County Cultural
Center in Port Charlotte. If you cannot make it all
the way to Broadway in Manhattan, get down to
the Cultural Center for an exhilarating show-stop-
ping performance you will never forget.
Soul-Town Revue is a look back at this memorable
and inspirational music of the '60s, '70s, and '80s.


With tributes to such acts as The Temptations,
Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder,
Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops and
more, this energetic show will have you dancing in
your seats.
Comprised of top players in the Tampa Bay area,
Soul-Town features the popular Funk Monster Band
with five stellar tribute vocalists and a full dynamite
horn section. Prepare to be entertained with music
and costuming true to the artist and the era. So
come on out, tap your feet and sing along with your
favorite songs at the Soul-Town Revue.
Contact the theater box office for tickets at
941-625-4175. The Cultural Center is at 2280 Aaron
St., Port Charlotte.


I UPCOMING EVENT

Sarasota to host Florida Winefest & Auction


SPECIAL TO THE SUN
The 24th annual Florida Winefest & Auction is a
four-day celebration that will take
place next week, starting Thursday,
April 10, through Sunday, April 13,
primarily on the grounds of the
Van Wezel Performing Arts
Hall on Sarasota Bay under the
elegant Winefest tent.
To date, Florida Winefest &
Auction, Inc. has funded $7.8 million
in charity grants, making it one of
the largest and most successful ongoing
charity events on the Gulf Coast. Recognized as
a destination food and wine event and attended
by participants from around the world, it is one
of the area's largest fundraisers and is ranked
among the top charity auctions in the country.
Winefest continues to be the best"Party With A
Purpose"on the Suncoast.
The 2014 schedule is as follows:
SThursday, April 10: Wine and


Winemaker Dinners and a new event, Florida
Winefest Pops with a special concert by the
65-piece Sarasota Pops Orchestra.
Friday, April 11: Bayfront
Showcase Lunch-Tasting held under
a festive tent on Sarasota's Bayfront,
and Banquet on the Block, a sassy
and sophisticated street party on
Lemon Ave., with five Sarasota
Chefs, five courses and wine from
Sour participating wineries.
B o Saturday, April 12: Grand Tasting
S Brunch & Charity Auction held on the
grounds of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on
Sarasota Bay
Sunday, April 13: Wine on the Water, an
alfresco wine tasting and cooking demonstrations
by local chefs under the Winefest tent.
For a complete schedule of events with ticket
prices, visit www.floridawinefest.org. For more
information about Florida Winefest & Auction,
S call 941-952-1109 or email info@
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hardwood & marble flooring. Corian & under counter lighting, extra wide refrigerator. Wall to wall walk in closets w/lots of organizers. Private master suite
w/private master suite with 4 jet Jacuzzi tub. Remote control hurricane shutters. Walking distance to,. ... ",. TRUE ELEGANCE at $699,000
SUNNING
UPSTAIRS Condo
Z2BR/2BA plus den
w/closet & one car
garage. Spectacular
akeront view.
7.1Kitchen has granite
counters, 16 tile &
updated wood
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GREAT CURB Appeal Lovely open floor plan 3/2/2 JACARANDA WEST! 2400 sqft of living w/4 sliding Community has
w/pool. Kitchen w/granite counters, desk & huge I , I.,. i lanai w/beautiful INGROUND 2 tennis courts,
breakfast bar. Master bath w/Jacuzzi & double sinks. I .. iiI_ 1.1. I open floor plan! 3 Full Baths, 2 pools, clubhouse,
Put this one on your list to see, you will not be including an outside Pool Bathroom w/shower. fitness center plus
disappointed. $229,900 NO WET FEET in this home. $229,900 basketball courts
$174,5000


BERKSHER
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MANASOTA
GARDENS BEAUTY!
Exquisitely furnished 3
bedroom, 2 bath with
Large master suite and
lounge area, volume
ceilings heated caged
pool, tile roof.
125 x 250 Nicely
landscaped lot.
$449,900


P- .*, ~PELICAN POINTE
Lovely paired villa, 2ba/2ba,
: split plan w/den. Crown
molding, high ceilings,
system. Large kitchen w/
pantry, island & plenty of
cabinets & counter space.
Breakfast room looks out
thru bay window. Heated
pool, fitness center, tennis
courts, beautiful clubhouse
w/golf course. $239,900



Diane Newland Broker/Associate
941-223-5387
dianenewland@aol.com


LEMON BAY
at your front door.




PrivateVenice Real Estate Companasota
B1058 E. Venice Ave. 100
Wide by 247 on one
side and 287 on the
other. Build your
Dream Home.
$129,900



Venice Real Estate Company
1058 E. Venice Ave.


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J & J BUILT HOME
3 bedroom, 2 bath,
2 car garage, heated
caged pool on a large
lot with pond. Enjoy
the sunsets with a
Walk across the
Bridge to the Beach.
$349,900


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STUNNING CUSTOM Venetian Golf & River
Club gem with premium lake views. $345,000


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roof in gated Venetia. $312,000


IMMACULATE 2/2/2 with soaring ceilings,
open kitchen. NO HOA.. $158,000


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roof, VERY PRIVATE backyard. $179,900


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from 175 Exit 193 in Venice. $800,000


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Five Star Customer Satisfaction Award Winner
941.468.5215 CharrylYouman@bhhsfloridarealty.net
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices I Florida Realty
1500 East Venice Avenue, Suite 103, Venice, FL 34292
A member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates, LLC
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I ~Ellen McCarthy, Broker Associate C2
Direct: (941) 235-5648 Cell: (941) 628-6954 G u
Toll Free: (877) 218-6552 2
ellenmc@portcharlotte-pgi.com p wwwportcharlotte-pgi.com ALMAR & ASSOCIATES



"LOW INVENTORY-LISTINGS WANTED"


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HARBOR ISLES
(-) er gated COmmunCt ,ith
actv.hitiei. galore' '.n our o n
land Lo..', H-I-A fees. P'et.
aII0o'.'ed Furniture and
furnishings incli.Ided DockI s and
fi,.nng h :iier--M1akkKa Ri er and
,Gul[f 3ccei.i.
MLS#C7048748 $79,900


WATERFRONT HOME
WITH GULF ACCESS
Featu .re. floating dock
outside deck oar and country'
kitchen ith a Key VVe.t feel.
3 BR. ;. E-. l.00F. 'z-_4 ft
included, FIorida room
MLS# C7044044 $154,900


thony& Karen Buccitelli, REALTORS
I Office 941.423.2521 Ouuv
14972 Tamiami Tra il North Port, FL 34287 C-U

941.223.3597 ALMAR& ASSOCIATES
Tony2 ,I 'I'1 iL0u 11 .i 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


QUALITY WALKER HOME
3BR/2BA \ ilh den k4lh
BR). rlany upgrades salt
pool, 10x12 shed, hay
ceilings. Oil 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. Cily Waler.
MLS#C7052529 $59,900


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/slidersto 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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CUSTOM BUILT,8 t; I.A 1 .11 hi.-,i i9rI mii9,h I., iri| i, I .,I H.-,i0 It Ur i ,rl li0. nh
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$89,900


We Have The Experience You Need And Dedication You Deserve!

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SMARTER BOLDER FAS
CENTURY 21 ALMAR & ASS


SEmily Rivera-Jackson, REALTOR
Direct: 941-423-2521 Cell: 941-525-4319
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BEAUTIFUL
POOL HOME!
Beautiful home with
saltwater pool and extra
large enclosure. Home has
2132 sq ft under air, central
kitchen, private master,
beautiful landscaping, fully
fenced private back yard.
Come see! MLS#
C7052391 $199,900
Smarter. Bolder. Faster


GREAT OPPORTUNITY!
Own your own retail and apartment building, zoned CG. Two 2BR, 1 BA
and a huge 2 BR, 2 BA with a 1500 sq ft retail space! Apartments are fully
furnished, whole building is low maintenance with roll down hurricane
protection. Call to see today! MLS# C7052476 $397,500


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BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED 3BR, 2BA, 2CG,
city water, pool home! New roof, custom
cabinets, granite counter tops, pool cage,
stainless steel appliances, and much more! Must
see! Call today! MLS# C7052901 $214,700


RECENTLY REMODELED Like new 3/2/2
home! New paint, kitchen w/beautiful mosaic tile
backsplash, new kitchen appliances, new carpet
thru out, hardwood bedroom floors. Washer/
dryer included. MLS# N5780821 $134,900


BEAUTIFUL POOL HOME 3BR, 2BA, 3CG,
pool, on a greenbelt, open floor plan, tray &
cathedral ceilings, plant shelves, surround sound
throughout, stainless steel appliances, central
vac & more! MLS# C7053033 $189,900


PINE ACRES Well maintained home with open
concept, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, and
an extra lot behind property! Make your
appointment today!
MLS#C7051010 $120,000


MOVE-IN READY Pool home w/3 bedrooms,
2 baths, 2-car garage, open floor plan concept
w/cathedral ceilings. Oversized lot on a
greenbelt. Beautifully landscaped. Make your
appointment today! MLS# C7053177 $142,900


PINE ACHE5S Move-in ready 3 bedroom,
2 bath, completely furnished, city water home.
Property includes vacant lot next door.
Make your appointment today!
MLS# C7052883 $95,300


14972 Tamiami Trail, North Port 34287


Lee-Ann
Alexander
941-380-7205
Leeann@century21 .com


Tanya
Vazquez
941-237-0821
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ISLAND OF VENICE
1926 Vintage Venice 2BD/2BA
home with charming original
features. Recent master suite, pool
addition, renovated kitchen and
baths. Charming screened front
porch. Cypress-Clad cathedral
ceiling in the living room, large
welcoming kitchen, huge roofed
lanai with skylights feels like a
living room overlooking the sunny
pool.
$495,000
NOKOMIS WATERFRONT
Gated community of Dolphin
Shores will delight & surprise.
Split floor plan. Heated pool and
spa within a 2-story cage. Canal
on 2 sides & dock for up to a 30-
foot boat. 3-car garage & amazing


LUXURY&
SOPHISTICATION
meet nature and privacy on a
gated 5-acre lakefront property.
Custom John Cannon home with
over 5300 SF of upscale living
space, a 2-story caged pool,
lanai and outdoor cooking/dining
area, 6-bedrooms, formal living
and dining rooms, library, family
room, bonus room, loft,
balconies, top-of-the-line kitchen,
3-car garages and 4 and a half
baths. The panoramic views are
serene and secluded, with a
private pier leading to lakefront.
$1,199,000


~climate controlled storage on the
ground level add to this amazing
package. Many updates. Well-
maintained.71l
$679,000






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Giuseppe WEST COAST REALTY
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Owner of Venice, LLC
Realtor www.westcoastrealtyofvenice.com

240 W TAMPA AVE 941-375-8113


Kimberly A.
Gauvreau
Owner
Broker


941-321-7229
guvrow@aol.com


GORGEOUS POOL HOME .BE'/2BA
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painted throughout and new granite &
stainless steel kitchen! $339,900


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LOCAL ROOTS,

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SALES, RE[IJTALS &
PROPERTY MAIJAGEME[JT
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ESTABLISHED HAIR SALON IN VENICE!
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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
incl 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
www.lenMasoon.com


LEEWETHERINGTON built popular 3BD/
2BA/2CG nice & open with tile foors except
in bedrooms. Very private lanai & pool w7
preserve view. Fantastic kitchen w7 granite
counters & wood cabinets. Breakfast nook
overlooks view from aquarium window.
Master bath w/dual sinks, garden bath&
walk in shower. Community heated pool,
fitness $369,000 Jennifer Magoon
941.928.8211
www.JenMagoon.com


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. $199,900
Call Betty Rucci 508.277.5486


WATERFRONT ACCESS, building site in Dolphin
Shores near Nokomis Beach 25 feet of dock
space, one bridge to Lyons Bay and Venice Inlet
lot size 100' x 136' (approx.), deed restricted
community with entry gates, $1,000 annual
subdivision fee, KeyWest style homes ofvarious
styles, sizes and colors, a great opportunity to
build a new home. $159,000
Terry Riley 941.492.7831
www.terrenceriley.com


2 BI/IZ 1IA RiUUIND FLUUR tUINDOU
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 only. $89,000
Terry Riley 941.492.7831
www.terrenceriley.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


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


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. NEW PRICE $319,000
Sue Smith 540-533-1807
www.suesinithsellsvenice.com


LUVIINULI tRL ru i I U 415 DL 15A, 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


WONDERFUL 2ND FLOOR CONDO
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.suesmnithsellsvenice.com


PRICEDTO SELL! 2 BDE), 1 BAhome
comes fully furnished. Eat-in kitchen w/
closet pantry that is open to spacious
bright living room. Carport is big enough
for 2 cars in tandem. Utility shed has
washer & dryer. Oak Grove has screened
community pool, club house & more.
$32,500
Becky Rose 941.223.7316


HOME located on 35 acre Lake
Meredith. Remodeled kitchen, volume
ceilings great view of the lake from
your lanai are just a few of the perks
this home offers. Pride of ownership
abounds. Make your dreams become a
reality! $345,000
Sue Smith 540.533.1807
www.suesmithsellsvenice.com


BEAUTIFUL J&J BUILT 3 BD, 2 BA home
on corner lot in the very desirable Lakes of
Jacaranda. Large eat-in Kitchen w/vaulted
ceiling & loads of cupboards, walk in
pantry, stainless steel appl. Small office
w/built-ins. Oversized 2 car garage holds
washer, dryer & workshop area. $359,000
Becky Rose 941.223.7316


Loaded w/extras. Solar heated- salt-self

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www.suesmithsellsvenice.com


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WHENYOU PURCHASE
this condo on the Island Of Venice.
You can rent out this unit weekly
or monthly. Beach front
heated pool.
Mid $200,OOOs.
Karla Furry 941.320.8397
veniceflpropertysearch.com


WITHIN 2 BLOCKS OFVENICE
Beach & the Gulf Of Mexico.
Oversized lot with this 3 bedroom
2 bath home. Florida Rm.
4 blocks to downtown Venice for
dining, shopping, theatre, or public
basketball & tennis courts.
Lots of potential.
Karla Furry 941.320.8397


2 BEDROOM 2 BATH WITH A
Triple Size Lanai with access from
the Living Room and Bedrooms.
Washer & Dryer.
Extra Storage. Park 2 Cars by your
front door. Pet allowed. Heated Pool
Overlooks Venice Beach.
Karla Furry 941.320.8397


waterfront lot on Hatchet Creek
offering maintenance free living.
Community pool, Tennis courts,
shuffleboard, beautiful clubhouse with
many social activities. Close to
shopping, medical center, restaurants,
Beaches & easy access to 1-75.
$39,900 Nancy Jordan 941.468.5146


JIJu/zIA, znainoorconao. imisisan
end unit with lake and sunset views from
,1 ,- 1 1, i i , ',, at
Desirable split bedroom design.
Clubhouse, larger heated pool, fitness
and art room, and tennis court. Location,
location. Nearby golf courses, shopping,
dining, beaches, and downtown Venice.
$199,500 Sue Morgan 941.321.4855











UPDATED SPACIOUS CONDO.
Newer Kitchen Features Granite
Counters And Breakfast Bar. Newer
Flooring, Ac & Hot Water Tank.
Exterior Storage. Within 2 Blocks To
Venice Beach & The Gulf Of Mexico.
1 Block To Downtown Venice.
Karla Furry 941.320.8397


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oversized lot. Newer Roof, A/C system
& hot water heater. Designed for
entertaining. Large master suite &
spacious bedrooms. Enjoy the covered
lanai, open patio plus covered Spa area
with Hot Tub overlooking wooded
private yard to make this home a 10!
$199,900 Nancy Jordan941.468.5146


PARADISE. 2 BD, 2 BA condo. Private
entrance & attached single garage.
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Clubhouse w/exercise room. Triano is
located just moments from Venice
charming downtown & sparkling
beaches. $193,000
Sue Morgan 941.321.4855












ALMOST AN ACRE yard goes with
this spacious house. 2 lrgbdrm/2
ba + den & bonus room. Separate
storage house. Easy access for RV
and/or boat. Citywater.Elec storm
shutters, & security system.
$179,900
Barbara King 941.408.6023


NEWER ROOF, NEWER A/C,Wood Kitchen
cabinets, oy I iiihtyl I i1 -,.1 -1. 1 -,1-im -I/
& Large .... .. i i .. .. .


community park with community boat
ramp and ferry service to its own 1300
foot deeded Beach. $119,000


replaced kitchen cabinets, corian
countertop & .,I ...*. .. I. ., .
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2013, hot water tank in 2011, both
baths have been updated, hurricane
shutters, new carpet in 2014.
Incredible value at $219,000
Sue Morgan 941.321.4855


WESTLAKE GARDENS OF
ST. ANDREWS 901 Addington Ct.
#204 Beautiful Lakeview
Condominium End unit with 1 car
garage 1,636 square feet 3bed/
2bath Stunning views, spacious
layout, open floor plan, eat in
kitchen Home Warranty Included.
$229,000 KimVogel 413.221.4261


on private tropical preserve. Spacious
open great room plan w/granite
countertops, glass tile backsplash, wood
flooring, built-in cabinetry & bar area,
full summer kitchen on large lanai.
Active lifestyle with the finest golf,
fitness center, tennis courts, community
heated pool. $229,900


BELLAGIO OPEN FLOOR PLAN
w/many upgrades. Corian countertops,
professional closet organizers, updated
master bathroom, natural gas heated
pool. 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


LOVELY HOME in South Venice
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
KimhnVogel 413.221.4261


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CORNERCONDO
2 bedroom, 2 bath. Extra room.
Updated building. Newest code
Hi-Impact windows. Separate
clubhouse. 17 guest parking
spaces. $359,900.
Karla Furry 941.320.8397
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10,000 lb boatlift, MLS#D5794078 $449,900


Lovely large pool home in the growing community of North Port, Special fea.

size rooms and spacious floor plan, MLS#D5797053 $179,900


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off of master bedroom and a screened lanai, Burnt Store Meadows is a Deed Restricted
Community in Punta Gorda, Florida located directly off of U.S. 41 or Burnt Store Road,
It is near many convenient community needs, such as shopping centers, restaurants, rec-
reation areas and schools, MLS#D5795865 $194,900


PRICE REDUCED! Great starter or investment property in the heart of
Englewood. C I I .....1. Ii .. 1 ... I ..... Generous room
sizes in this open floor plan, Enclosed lanai, private backyard, and a quiet
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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 SI7StAt

Office: (941) 460-6467 Justsold2002@gmaiI.com REALTY, LLC\


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GREAT POOL HOME IN
RURAL SETTING!


THIS PROPERTY IS JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED.
Great location, a little bit of country w/ City availability. Beautiful setting surroundE
by trees. Family room opens to pool. Lots of room for your toys. (boats, RV's etc.
Must see to appreciate. Room for horses. Can subdivide.
$449,500
I SURF & SAND REALTY
Janice Kwant, Broker
941-474-7755 cell 517-410-3579
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Lovely newer home in North Port, 3 bedroom with den,' ...h.., ., --.., wood
cabinets, This home is on a slightly oversized lot, on a quiet street, Generous
size rooms and a desirable floor plan make this home extra special, Agents,
1.1. . I. .. ...h1 .. i h.,, J I.. M LS#D5796$148,900







HE ILPl ~~iriiWUiI P EINGTm~ THOUS[NDS BUYI~ OR* SELRELESAE FII'iC


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


STONEYBROOK OF VENICE -The "Newport" model is spacious/ J UST $100,000- Large 3 BD home includes a spacious kitchen
11 1/2 ft ceilings in entry foyer& living room. Splitfloor plan, large with breakfast bar& pass through to the family room. Family room
mastersuite w/dual sinks, separate garden tub/shower along w/ features a nice built-in. Great sky lights in the bathrooms. A/Cjust
water closet. 3 full BA & 3 cargarage. Stoneybrook is a family
friendly, gated community located minutes from beaches & 1-75. replaced lastyear! Newcarpet & tile throughout. Quiet Cul-de-sac street
$339,000 CALL JIM & nice backyard! CALLBUCK


MOVE-IN READY- super clean & updated 3 BD home in Englewood
GREATBUILDABLELOTsteps to Manasota Beach and the Isles waterfront community! Bright open floor plan w/tons of
boat ramp. Water and sewer available. Priced to sell. updates including granite counters, wood cabinets, new hurricane
$89,900. resistant garage door & much more! Multiple sliding glass doors
open to Irg lanai. $199,500 CALL MATT


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


MAINTENANCE FREE! Gorgeous, Light and bright fullyfurnished
detached maintenance freeVilla! Enjoyyour screened lanai overlooking a
beautiful lake with southern exposure! Verywellfurnished. 2 bedrooms
plus a den,2 baths and a 2 car garage. $259,900 CALL BUCK


VERY NICELY REMODELED, 3 bedroom 1 bath, New paint in
and out, new flooring throughout. New kitchen cabinets and
counters. Spacious home includes a living and family room, and
good storage! $89,900 Call Buck 941-685-3600


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


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GENERATIONS OF
REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE


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Realtor / Property Manager
941.475.4362


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312 S. Indiana Ave. Family Owned Since 1951 941-474-5585
Englewood, FL 34223 Nobody Knows Englewood Like We Do! www.ltrhomes.com


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Call 941-474-5585 $82.500


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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
Wooded Plush Green acres It is the perfect
home for the Outdoors man who enjoys
Nblfril MI M-nTelnRiAI


AFFORDABLE Luxury Pool home directly
on the Golf course in Bobcat Trail Golf &
Country Club with view of the lake Home is
situated at the 10th & 11th hole Upgraded
Kitchen features Solid surface counters w/
tiled back splash MLS#C7048480 $239,900


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
-11,1 I -.-- rncooc-i4 -ica onn


Al I LN I ION BOAI LOVKS! Enjoy 3ult
access boating to the Gulf of Mexico 2/2
decorated Plush Tropical Oasisl 80ft
Concrete Seawall, Private Dock & Davits
includedI Easy access outi Completely
4 -ii flcOOfc ti Co tely


NOTHINGTO DO BUT MOVE RIGHT IN this
Immaculate well designed 2/2 Spit plan Villa in
Plantation Golf & Country ClubI Maintenance
free living' Enjoy swimming, Tennis, Golf (golf
optional) & minutes beautiful beaches at the
Gulf of Mexicoi C7053470 $157,800


elngs yard 3 Bedrooms,2 full baths & 2 car
nd garage in a beautiful wooded setting
dog Enjoy fishing & privacy from your
screened lanail 3 sliding glass doors to
lanai MLS C7052122 $134,700


layout on this 3bd, 2bath, 2car-garage
home offering living room & family room,
spacious kitchen w/separate eating area,
screened lanai too MLS#C7051394
$129,900


lot with City water Brick paver walk way
leads to the screened entrance Spacious
Kitchen has Stainless appliances, Marble
tiled counter top & back splashI
MLS C7051914 $109,700


RARE FIND! Beautiful canal front home
that over looks the Port Charlotte Golf
Courseii 2bed, 2bath, lcg home is move
in ready You won't be disappointed with the
many upgrades' MLS#C7053186 $99,700


-r-r ri ir-L I-IVIr on an V veri J e- NIUCLY KRNOVAI TU 3/Z in North Fort
city water loti Outstanding landscaping w/ ready for you to move right in This home
gold fish pond included Home has 3-4/ has been freshly painted throughout with
1 5/lcg w/side entry You'll love the ceiling fans in all living areas inside
updated center island kitchen w/raised laundry room and screened front entry
panel cabinetry MLS C7052107 $99,800 MLS#C7052857 $75.800


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#2 in State of Florida
Selling Units
#4th in State of Florida
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#9 in State of Florida
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We are pleased to welcome the following agents to our

Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Murdock and Englewood offices


/NN 'CHIULZ
L A---cmil IBioker
I| '.illli
IlI" ,ll BAIanker
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> 2825 l.a.ini Trail
PIIII.I .." I, FL
339)51
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CRl k LINDBALD
\-.ciate Broker
Realtor
( dwelll Banker
Sunstar
1231 Beach Road
I in lewood, FL
( lII '41-468-4351
O)Hi' 941-475-0009


HILL KISNI 1
,\--,ciate Brolii
Realtor
( ,,Idwel Banlu.i
Sunstar
1231 Beach R-,ad
Iii. nlewood, I- I
(l1 315-408-S159)
Oictk 941-475 -""1'


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42 u.nii. Broker
1I..ltor
1 11hI" i.II Banker
mlliitar
1231 Ik.Bach Road
i ni.iIlm -od, FL
Cll 941- 468-0754
Ollit 941- 475-0009


JAMES RILEY
Realtor
Coldwell Banker
Morris Realty
2825 Tamiami Trail
Punt Gorda, FL 33950
Cell 941-769-0664
Office 941-637-1090


SUSAN ERWIN
Office Admin
Coldwell Banker Sunstar
1980 Kings Hwy
Punta Gorda, FL 33980
Office 941-255-7200


SAUNDRA LEWIS
Realtor
Coldwell Banker
Morris Realty
2825 Tamiami Trail
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Cell 941-889-8926
Office 941-637-1090


CallIany on oUf IJ~UiIoUIAstUat#ing ~agets to assist
yo wit al ofI rea esat needs.
Yo desrv th best


I ENGLEWOOD
1231 Beach Road
941-475-0009


KINGS HIGHWAY
1980 Kings Highway
941-255-1249


MURDOCK
1951-D Tamiami Trail
941-629-1245


PUNTA GORDA
2825 Tamiami Trail
941-637-1090


PROPERTY MGMT.
1951-D Tamiami Trail
941-629-1243


SUNSTAR REALTY
MORRIS REALTY


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We are pleased to welcome the following agents to our Punta Gorda,

Port Charlotte, Murdock and Englewood offices


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NLMARIA HIGGINS
Realtor
Coldwell Banker
Sunstar Realty
1231 Beach Rd.
Englewood, FL 34223
Cell 941-548-6018
Office 941-475-0009


[ CHRISTINA "TINA" El a L-9n
SABATELLI
Realtor
Coldwell Banker i f
Sunstar Realty
I 1231 Beach Rd.
Englewood, FL 34223
Cell 941-323-3304
Office 941-475-0009


NANCY UPP
Realtor -
Coldwell Ba kerI
Sunstar Re lty l
1980 Kings Hwy ..'
Pt Charlotte, FL 339801
Cell 941-209-8329
Office 941-255-7220


KIM REQUA
RK..ltor
( hIl i.II Banker
I-,,I I i. Realty
2%2 I iniamiTr.
Iuii i.ii da, FL 33950
S,11"'l M[,-1314
Illk, 1-637-1090



RICHARD
KORDA
Realtor
Coldwell Banker
Sunstar Realty
1231 Beach Rd.
Englewood, FL 34223
Cell 941-544-2201
Office 941-475-0009

JAN HALL
Realtor
Coldwell Banker
Sunstar Realty
1231 Beach Rd.
Englewood, FL 34223
Cell 941-716-4056
Office 941-475-0009



DAVID UPP
Realtor
Coldwell Banker
Sunstar Realty
1980 Kings Hwy.
Pt Charlotte, FL 33980
Cell 941-889-8411
Office 941-255-7235


LISA
CORSALETTI
Realtor
Coldwell Banker
Morris Realty
2825 Tamiami Tr.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Cell 941-815-6639
Office 941-637-1090


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R. TRAVIS
WEBSTER
Realtor
Coldwell Banker
Sunstar Realty
1231 Beach Rd.
Englewood, FL 34223
Cell 941-786-5607
Office 941-475-0009


SHARON
BRADLEY
Realtor
Coldwell Banker
Sunstar Realty
1980 Kings Hwy.
Pt Charlotte, FL 33980
Cell 941-628-8474
Office 941-255-7218


MARK CREMEN
Realtor
Coldwell Banker
Sunstar Realty
1951-D Tamiami Tr.
Port Charlotte, FL 33950
Cell 941-726-7607
Office 941-629-1249



ELIZABETH "LIZ"
MERLINO
Realtor
Coldwell Banker
Sunstar Realty
1231 Beach Rd.
Englewood, FL 34223
Cell 941-661-4717
Office 941-475-0009

CATHIE HALLETT
Realtor
Coldwell Banker
Sunstar Realty
1980 Kings Hwy.
Port Charlotte, FL 33980
Cell 941-661-3984
Office 941-255-7200



FRANK POMPO
Commercial Property
Manager Realtor
Coldwell Banker
Commercial Sunstar Realty
1980 Kings Hwy.
Pt Charlotte, FL 33980
Cell 315-952-3326
Office 941-255-7223


DIANA LEGG
Property Manager/Realtor
Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty
1231 Beach Rd.
Englewood, FL 34223
Cell 941-681-1189
Office 941-475-4362


DIANE KNIGHT MESSIER
Broker Associate
Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty
1980 Kings Hwy.
Port Charlotte, FL 33980
Cell 941-380-0112
Office 941-255-7217


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ENGLEWOOD KINGS HIGHWAY MURDOCK PUNTA GORDA PROPERTY MGMT.
1231 Beach Road 1980 Kings Highway 1951-DTamiamiTrail 2825 Tamiami Trail 1951-DTamiamiTrail
941-475-0009 941-255-1249 941-629-1245 941-637-1090 941-629-1243


SUNSTAR REALTY
MORRIS REALTY


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Venice ResidentHAE STEWAR
SinceSHANE STEWARD


CORNER LOT-POOL HOME
RECENT UPGRADES in r[s
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T 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
SFriendly Smile!."
J',, IF1 i


MEN
ERA
REAL ESTATE


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I Deborah Sterling Nichol Kastor Anthony Accardi Roma Long Roxie Larain James Downing BobTurner
941-485-9222 800-330-1320 549-0429 232-5288 223-2435 321-0655 468-6101 941-786-2210 497-4927


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


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BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPED OVERSIZED
2 BD/2BA/2CG home on waterfront corner lot
in Venice Gardens. Open split floor plan.
Screened lanai & open rear patio w/partially
fenced back yard. Optional Venice Gardens
HOA includes clubhouse, pool, playground &
i:; ',; :, i r Cll H rl --.--. S$207,000
Call Francis Logan 941 2230439












BEAUTIFUL 2 BD/2BA -[[n h,1 .11l ,.

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S 154,000 Call Robert Turner 941 497 4927


WELL MAINTAINED 2BD/2BA is move-in
ready. Open floor plan w/vaulted ceilings.
Upgrades incd wood laminate flooring,
plumbing repiping, BA vanity, kitchen appl.
Private backyard slopes down to lagoon.
Home shows pride of ownership & is
neighbored by well kept properties.
MLS# N5783880 $134,900
Call Jim Downing 941-782-2210


MR. NEATNIK LIVES HERE! This home is
cleaner than clean w/newer roof& A/C system.
possible 3 BD/den, 2 1/2 BA, 2 car garage, pool
home w/over an acre of property offers many
options. Walk or bike to Shamrock Park
& the intracoastal/Legacy Trail. Only $224,900.
Call Roxie Larain Shaw 941-468-6101


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


SPOTLESS, DELIGHTFUL & BETTER THAN
NEW 'i: RI:..-. 7' C-_ : .- .; .. .

h .:.l.l:.l',.3 Il- liJ 1, Til-le *l.ni.l'.-i. Ii,,


Sh'...l ,_;I---- .:.,- 5229,900
Call Nichol Kastor 941-232-5288


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Sarasota


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


"Serving Venice and all of Sarasota Coun't .
1902 S. Tamiarni Trail, Venice 3429...





PELICAN POINTE GOLF ENGLEWOOD BAYFRONT PRE-CONSTRUCTION
& COUNTRY CLUB L0-' -eI pr,:-e ,-,:,n,,: ,- h,:n-.e In I e ialure- a
Turnke-, furnish,-, ,iia ,harl,,||Ie .: Sara . a ,',:'-,unie,- fr- 1 ,,1-n II,,,, r 1pian
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^^ Shoil Sale. Wondeilul
3/2/2 wilh iesiiLaced
pool, paver brick deck,
granite counters, '..i
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windows, slone coaled l .. .
D ^ sleel roof, lile floors in
one of Ihe nicesl, ai::
quielesl localions in -
Soulh Venice.
$175,000



HOMEOWNER'S CHECKLIST
In order to make a wise decision, potential buyers will need some
S\ basic information about your home. To assist them, gather the
Following information before you put your home on the market.
( A copy of the warranty deed and insurance title papers.
E] Property plat.
Q Mortgage papers.
E] A list of appliances and fixtures to be sold with the house.
Q A list of annual property taxes & other assessments.
5 A list of home improvements which have added to the value of your home.
E] A list of local schools, churches and recreational facilities.
ED Manufacturer's manuals and service information for appliances & home systems.
ED An information sheet giving room sizes & other pertinent details about the house.

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Deep Creek Lakefront Home! Port Charlotte Home!
Location, location, location! Fantastic long greenbt & lake view from this Popular single family carriage home located in the gated community of
beautiful imnaculate custom home located on an oversized lot on the end of Heritage Oak Park. Villa boasts 3BR, 2BA, 2CG & is totally turnkey fur-
a short private cul-de-sac street! Sit and ejoy the serene view as well as all shed & ready for you to move into. Beautiful private greenbelt view from
the birds & wildlife that frolic in the backyard Pride of ownershp shows with the screened lanai &just a short walk to the community's clubhouse & pool.
numerous updates & upgrades! Plenty of room for a pol Lots of upgrades & updates & shows beautiful
MLS#C7044169 Reduced to $185,500 MLS# C7046926 $169,900


Tons of upgrades in this exceptional villa located in gated Heritage Oak Show like new' Popula
Park' Located on a prennmier lot w/ ocly a short walk to the cldubhouse/pool. Park! Fantastic view of
Villa has 2BR, 2BA, den & 2 car garage! Upgrades inc, newer water heater Unit has anl open floor p
hardwood floors, & newer carpet solar tube lights enclosed front porch ances & has a interior
foryearrounduse, newer airhandler & a/c. hurricane shutters & more. & unit comes with a deta
MLS# C7051692 $142,000 MLS# C7053691


Port Charlotte Home'!
IMust see-supr clean home -impeccable move in condition' Meticuilously
maintained 3BR, 2BA home builtin 2004 with countywater & sewer' Scidly
built wthe E-wall system (super insulated, solid poured concrete walls)
designed to withstand wind speeds in excess of 250 mph' Located on a quiet
street yet minutes to shopping, banks & restaurants theYMCA&the Lihbary!
MSt C7048996 $144,900


fort n artote Gonao
itage Oak Shows like a model! Top floor beautiful furnished 2BR, 2BA, condo w/a gor-
red lanai! geous lake view! Tastefully decorated w/an open floorplan, kitchen has a
ien appli- breakfast bar master bath has a walk in closet, interior laundry w/stack washer
t elevator & dryer & more! Unit is conveniently located to the elevator & comes with a
ool! 1 car carport! Located in gated Heritage Oak Parkw/lots of amenities!
$99,900 MLS# C7040145 $90,000


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