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Venice to hand over 911


By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

Beginning tonight at 11 p.m.,
the Sarasota County Sheriff's
Office will officially take over all
emergency dispatch operations
for the Venice Police Department.
Previously, all 911 calls were
directed to the county, then redi-
rected back to local 911 operators
to dispatch patrol cars within city
limits to an emergency.
The dual-call system was
called a waste by city leaders,
who discussed consolidation.
The 911 system also frightened
residents concerned about lost


TAKE NOTE
City of Venice residents should
continue to dial 911 for all emergencies,
but note the new non-emergency
number to call is 941-316-1201.
calls.
"We don't have to worry about
losing contact with them ever
again," Sheriff Tom Knight said.
"Or the concern somebody
would call 911 and could hang
up. That won't happen anymore.
It's fail-proof method that's better
for the citizens."
When Knight offered to
assume the 911 dispatch


operations without charging a
dime more than a year ago, the
city agreed. Venice expects to
save $500,000 annually due to
the consolidation.
The switch marks a nearly
complete transition to a regional
law dispatch service. The city of
North Port is still considering
whether to join the dispatch
consolidation movement.
The Venice Police Department
is the first law enforcement
agency to consolidate dispatch
services with the Sheriff's
Emergency Operations Bureau

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Fly tiny drones indoors


PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL

Surviving

Standing in front of bags that will later be lit as luminaries in honor of
those who have succumbed to cancer, two people share an embrace at
the 2014 Relay for Life celebration Friday night at the airport fair-
grounds. The event not only remembers those who succumbed to cancer
but celebrates those who have survived. See more photos, Page 6A.



Special events:


Charge more or less?


SUN PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON
The Proto X Quadcopter, under review by the Guinness Book of World Records for the record as the smallest drone in
the world at a little more than 2 inches long, is only a little bigger than a quarter.


Club gets big with very small


By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR
City council members ran
into a philosophical dilemma
this week when they held a
workshop on special event fees.
On the one hand, the city
wants organizations to pay
for the services they use, like
police and fire department
coverage or waste pickup.
On the other hand, they don't
want to price them out of exis-
tence, recognizing some of the
larger events draw millions of
dollars in economic benefit to


the city and provide a valuable
pastime for people who might
otherwise be shut in.
After revising fees and
charges last year, the city
budgeted only $10,000 in fee
waivers for nonprofits.
That ran out in February.
With organizations still
making requests for waivers,
that put council in a quandary.
Deny the waiver and appear
like they don't support a good
cause? Or dip yet again, year af-
ter year, into city cash reserves?
CHARGE17


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

"Come Fly With Me" is both the name of a
model helicopter flying club and an invitation to
other enthusiasts to attend club meetings.
The team leader is Fred Tegtmeyer, a snowbird
from Ashland, Ohio, whose dad is a resident of
BellaVita, an independent and assisted-living
facility at 1420 E. Venice Ave. Each Thursday
afternoon, five club members join Tegtmeyer,
who has five to six years of experience flying
model helicopters.
Resident Chet Gurwacz has been flying model
airplanes at the Venice landfill for 25 years. His
interest turned to smaller indoor helicopters two
years ago, at age 89. He has three flying models.
"It is so inexpensive, as you can buy these toy
helicopters for $20," he said.
Resident Gene Baron, 93, served in the Air
Force during World War II, and was stationed in
England in 1942. The club renewed his interest
in flying. The oldest member at the recent meet-
ing, he began participating six months ago.
Tegtmeyer has five helicopters, one of which
is the world's smallest drone. He has suffered
DRONES17


SUN PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON


Fred Tegtmeyer goes head to "head" with his Proto X
Quadcopter, under review by the Guinness Book of World
Records for the record as the smallest drone in the world
at a little more than 2 inches long. A 25-minute charge
off your computer provides five to eight minutes of flying
time from its four battery-powered propellers.


By GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

City leaders in Venice are
picking up the pieces of a
failed search for an economic
consultant.
A request for proposals was
sent out months ago, and the
city manager even went as far
as to award the contract, but
when elected officials got wind
of what they had obtained for a
mere $30,000 an outside firm
that offered to further study
the issue of attracting business
to Venice council forced the
contract to be pulled.
Yesterday, April 29,


policy-makers took a fresh look
at the process, and what they're
looking for in a economic
consultant, but postponed
any action until next month,
opting to await the outcome of
a request for Letters of Interest,
or LOI, to develop the Circus
Arena property.
They called the LOI a
"scratch and sniff" test to see
if an economic development
coordinator position is even
necessary.
"The RFP (request for
proposals) that went out didn't
produce what the council and

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Man charged with sexually abusing young girl


By DREW WINCHESTER
STAFF WRITER
Authorities arrested a North
Port man on Monday in con-
nection with the 2013 rape of
a young girl in a Venice motel
room.
Douglas W Craig, 33, of the
12100 block of Mallorca Ave.,
was charged with one count of
sexual battery on a child under
the age of 12, a report shows.
The alleged incident took


place at the Motel 6 on Tamiami
Trail in Venice sometime in
March or April of last year, but
the victim, aged 10 at the time,
did not report the sexual battery
until February of this year.
Authorities interviewed the
victim in March and she told
them the incident occurred
when the victim and Craig
were both staying at the motel
at the same time, although
the exact relationship be-
tween Craig and the victim is


unclear.
It's also
unclear if
Craig and the
victim were
staying in the
same room
CRAI together, but
CRAIG when another
person in the room fell asleep,
Craig woke the child and took
her into the bathroom, the
report states.
Craig then performed sex


acts on the child and forced
the child to perform sex acts
on him, according to the
report. He then instructed the
victim not to tell anyone.
Craig agreed to meet with
authorities on Monday for
an interview, but statements
made by him at that time were
redacted from the report.
He was taken into custody
at the Motel 6 on Monday
and remains in the Sarasota
County Jail without bond.


Craig shows no previous
arrest history in Sarasota or
Charlotte counties.
The report states that
Craig was born in Georgia,
but a search of the state's
Department of Corrections
website indicates he did not
serve any time in prison there.
A charge of sexual battery
on a victim under the age of
12 is punishable by up to life
in prison.
Email: dwinchester@sun-herald.com


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64 pounds of prescription drugs turned in


Citizens turned in
64 pounds of prescrip-
tion medication to
the Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office during
the Drug Enforcement
Administration national
turn-in event on Saturday.
This brings the amount
of pharmaceutical drugs
turned in since the agen-
cy launched Operation
Medicine Cabinet in 2009
to 6,126 pounds.
Anyone who missed
the event can drop off
their unused or expired
prescription medication
year-round. The Sarasota
County Sheriff's Office
has permanent drop box-
es at the Criminal Justice
Center, 2071 Ringling
Blvd., Sarasota, which is
open 24 hours a day; and
the south county office,
4531 State Road 776,
Venice, where the hours
are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
While there has been a
decline in the number of
prescription drug over-
dose deaths in Sarasota
County and a drop in the
number of babies born
addicted to prescription
pain killers, the Sarasota
County Sheriff's Office
continues educational
outreach efforts and
promotes drug turn-in
opportunities since many
misused and abused
medication is obtained
from home medicine
cabinets.

Roughed up on
Legacy Trail
A 56-year-old Venice
man was assaulted
early Saturday morning,
around 3:30 a.m., while
on the Legacy Trail.
According to a Venice
Police Department report,
the man was traveling
the trail when a black
male on a red bike and


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a Hispanic male on foot
approached him.
Dashawn L. Rowell,
from North
Port, who
was riding
the bicycle,
allegedly
made the
statement
"get the
ROWELL gun out of
the bag" as
he flashed a light in the
victim's eyes.
Rowell then allegedly
sprayed perfume in the
victim's eyes.
When the victim
reached for the flashlight,
Rowell struck the victim
twice in the left cheek. He
and his companion ran
off toward the train sta-
tion near Venice Avenue
bridge after they saw the
victim on his cell phone.
Rowell, 25, 2300 block
of Aligany Lane, North
Port, was charged with
battery.
Police say alcohol was
involved. The original 911
call referenced an attempt-
ed robbery, although the
victim said nothing was
taken, and the defendant
did not ask for anything.
Rowell has previous
arrests in Sarasota and
Charlotte County for
larceny and petit larceny,
cocaine sale, and mari-
juana possession.

Headbutt lands
man in jail
A Nokomis man was
arrested for headbutting
a teen who stepped in to
defend his mother.
According to a Sarasota
County Sheriff's Office
report:


domestic battery. Bond
was not available.
The Venice Police Department
reported the following arrests:
Robert Ramos, 25,1300 block of
Queen Road, Venice. Charge: resisting
arrest. Bond: $500.
Daniel Volkart, 40, 200 block of
Hammock Terrace, Venice. Charge:
resisting arrest. Bond: $5,000.
Mario Eugenio, 33, homeless.
Charge: domestic battery. Bond: none.
The Sarasota County Sheriff's
Office reported the following
arrests:
Sherry Irvine, 37, 200 block of
Rutgers Road, Venice. Charge: Monroe
County, Fla., warrant. Bond: $10,000.
Charles Murphy, 27,100 block
of Burney Road, Osprey. Charges: DUI
and refusal to submit to DUI testing.
Bond: $1,000.


Curtis D. Kelly, 47,
confronted the teen on
April 28 as he came into
his resi-
Sdence. The
mother
stepped
Into de-es-
calate the
situation but
Kelly threw
KL her aside.
KELLY When the
teen grabbed Kelly, Kelly
headbutted him. Both
sustained a gash to their
foreheads.
Kelly was charged with


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knowingly driving with a suspended
license. Bond: $120.
Brenda Nemer, 37,1800 block
of E. Laurel Road, Nokomis. Charge:
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Chadwick Earnest, 31,400 block
of Briarwood Road, Venice. Charge:
driving while license suspended or
revoked. Bond: $120.


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Ronald David Groh, 60, Abalone
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(original charge: speeding). Bond:
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Fisherman's Wharf opens docks with new owners


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Venice is about to get
another new destination
where boaters, diners,
cyclists, hikers and visitors
can enjoy all that the city
has to offer as the new own-
ers of Fisherman's Wharf
bring their visitor-friendly
plans to fruition.
The almost derelict wharf
has been idle for several
years and the restaurant
finally closed more than
a year ago, leaving a few
businesses to struggle on.
Then along came locally
born and raised Leonard
Meyer, a specialist in
construction, demolition
and reconstruction with
colleague Steve Witzer, a
marina owner, including
Siesta Key Marina, and a
steel manufacturing mag-
nate who together acquired
the property.
Their vision is to recreate
Fisherman's Wharf in


three phases starting with
re-opening the docks,
which took place a few
days ago following removal,
storage, upgrading and
re-installing the floating
dock.
Meyer's daughter Cassie
began managing the prop-
erty a year ago, operating
from Fisherman's Wharf
Marina Office, 509 North
Tamiami Trail, alongside the
Hatchett Creek Bridge.
The dock system was
dismantled, new services
installed and the business
has reopened complete
with a pump-out system,
domestic water, electricity
and fire lines. It is only the
second marina in this area
to have this state-of-the-art
pump-out system all along
the floating dock.
In addition to the existing
dock with 62 slips alongside
the restaurant, there are
now an additional 34 slips
that support boats from 25
to 80 feet. Meyer confirmed


they lease 10 of the slips
and are working to encour-
age transient boaters.
Currently, those can only
stay 72 hours, but Meyer is
seeking city permission to
extend that period.
Fisherman's Wharf will
soon be a full-service ma-
rina as completion of the
fuel system is anticipated
within the next month. The
fully operational service
and maintenance facility
includes Gulf Liner Marine;
Waves Boat Club and a
laundromat.
The dock master will
sell sandwiches, sodas and
fishing bait, operate the
fuel dock and manage the
pump-out system.
Meyer sees the daily
visitor and transient boater
business becoming very
popular. His plans include
availability of beach cruiser
cycles, pull wagons for
shopping and possibly
having golf carts.
In the dock master area,


they want to have a bike
shop to serve the many
users of the Legacy Trail and
a kayak shop to serve the
enthusiasts.
Projected to reopen in
June, Marker 4 restaurant
is at the start of phase 2.
Fresher, cleaner, whiter and
totally renovated through-
out, it has an entirely new
kitchen with state-of-the-
art equipment.
"We have given the bar
area a new paint job, all
new furniture is waiting
to be installed and Marker
4 has stepped up a notch
from the property custom-
ers may remember," said
Cassie Meyer. "New chefs
and management are in
place, and it will have a
similar menu of seafood,
burgers, with some new
additions."
With the large new Tiki
hut, there will be inside,
outside and tiki seating
for 154 diners. Open from
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily,


Venice readies for 'Life Jacket World Record Day'


STUFF REPORT
Residents of Venice will
gather Saturday, May 17
to set a world record for
the most life jackets worn
and inflatable life jackets
inflated.
The goal is not only to
promote the comfortable
and versatile options when
it comes to life jackets but
also to educate the public
about life jackets and safe
boating in general.
The event is being
held by the Venice Police
Department at Marina Park
boat ramp, 300 E.Venice
Ave.
"Ready Set, Wear ItL"
events are being held
throughout the U.S. and
Canada on Saturday. More
information about the event
can be found at:
ReadySetWearlt.com
"Ready Set, Wear ItL"
will usher in National Safe
BoatingWeek, this year May
17-23. This one-day event
is part of a yearlong effort,
the North American Safe
Boating Campaign, which
brings together boating
safety partners across the
United States, Canada, and
around the world to pro-
mote safe and responsible
boating, including voluntary
wear of life jackets.
"Each year, as many as
500 lives could have been


saved if boaters had worn
their life jackets," said
Rachel Johnson, executive
director of the National Safe
Boating Council. "New life
jackets on the market today
make it easier than ever for
a boater to have fun and


stay safe on the water."
Drowning remains the
primary cause of death
in recreational boating
accidents. Statistics released
by the U.S. Coast Guard
indicate that almost 85
percent of boaters who


drowned in 2012 were not
wearing their life jackets.
For more information, call
Venice Police Department
Marine Officer Paul Joyce
at 941-486-2444 or visit:
SafeBoatingCampaign.
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PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON
Co-owner Leonard Meyer with his daughter, Cassie Mayer,
review boats in the slips of the new dock at Fisherman's Wharf.


they will have a full liquor
service, and guests can relax
during the hot summer and
avoid the rain under the
tildi.
The Meyers are working
with the city and nurseries
to enhance and replenish
the whole property with
appealing landscaping.


"We want Fisherman's
Wharf to be seen as a
beautiful facility," Meyer
said. "Where boaters and
visitors can walk, use the
pedicab or shuttle services
for the short distance over
the bridge onto the island
to enjoy all facilities the city
offers."


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FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE TO NOTICE TO
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Notice Under Fictitious
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to Section 865.09,
Florida Statutes
Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed, desiring to engage in business
under the fictitious name of FRIENDS OF
BILL W. ON THE ISLAND located at
P.O. BOX 224, in the County of SARASO-
TA, in the City of Venice, Florida, intends
to register the said name with the Division
of Corporations of the Florida Depart-
ment of State, Tallahassee, Florida.
Dated at Venice, Florida, this 24th day of
April, 2014.
Richard C. Crozier Jr. Phone number
(941) 416-3158.
PUBLISH: April 30, 2014
313558 3032953

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ELIZABETH D. LIKE
Deceased.
File No. 2014-CP-001506-SC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
ELIZABETH D. LIKE, deceased, whose
date of death was March 4, 2014; is
pending in the Circuit court for Sarasota
County, Florida, Probate Division, File
Number 2014-CP-001506-SC the


address of which is P.O. BOX 3079,
Sarasota, Florida 34230. The names
and addresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
including unmatured, contingent or unliq-
uidated claims, and, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is April 23, 2014.
Personal Representative:
Craig August Charles Fisher
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North Port, FL 34288
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Adam R. Miller, Attorney
Florida Bar No: 0903841
218 Harbor Drive South


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CHARGE
FROM PAGE 1

Council members
identified a number of
avenues to explore.
Council Member
Jeanette Gates, in partic-
ular, chastised the city for
its lack of competition.
She cited the city's
average hourly charge of
between $50-$70 for po-
lice and fire personnel for
being far higher than the


GURU
FROM PAGE 1

maybe the public want-
ed," said City Manager
Ed Lavallee. "The most
expressed comment was
the product was sup-
posed to be a doer and
not a person to collect
more data."


DRONES
FROM PAGE 1

from Parkinson's disease
for 14 years and said the
helicopters help him stay
active and help his hand/
eye coordination.
"Operated by a small
control unit, the he-
licopters are battery
powered and work on
infrared, not radio, as the
larger outdoor models,"
Tegtmeyer said. "They are
line-of-sight controlled
and designed to be used
indoors.
He pointed to the ceil-
ing above the fourth floor
of this high atrium one
of the highest indoor
spaces in this area and
said the helicopters are
flown all the way to the
top.
"This is for the guys
and the residents who
come out and watch the
display. It is therapeutic,
and one of the activities


Sarasota County Sheriff
Department's charge of
$35 per hour.
The difference is a
60 percent mark-up
for benefits, noted City
Manager Ed Lavallee. The
overtime paid to police
and fire department per-
sonnel also contributes
to higher pension costs,
noted Council Member
Bob Daniels.
"Venice is the most
expensive from public
safety to come to,"
Daniels said.

Part of City Council's
rationale for pulling back
was a slight perception
that it was unhappy with
the Sarasota County
Economic Development
Corp.
"We are a member of
the EDC, and I want to
state very strongly I cau-
tion us when it looks like
we're dividing out," said
Council Member Jeanette

we enjoy encouraging
our residents to do," said
Maple Cervo, manager
of resident programs.
"Residents have created
this club, they enjoy and


He and others noted
the Sheriff's Office years
ago created its own
organization outside of
county government to
pay for special events
like baseball stadium
security so it could keep
costs down by giving
officers outside employ-
ment without saddling
taxpayers with overtime
expenses.
"I offered the Venice
Police Department to
form their own little
security group outside

Gates. "We're better unit-
ed with the EDC. It's not
all about Venice. We're 13
square miles. I don't want
it to look like we are not
working with them ... that
we are not getting our fair
share, because we are.
Mayor John Holic
agreed.
"It was never our intent
to work against the EDC,
but to have a stronger

take ownership of it, and
we welcome other guys
interested in joining us
on Thursday afternoons
at 2 p.m."
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Come Fly With Me club member Fred Tegtmeyer is at the
controls as Chet Gurwacz and Gene Baron watch him control
a model helicopter taking off from a table in the Bella Vita
atrium.


the pension plan,"
Daniels said. "They
want to make additional
money? That's fine."
"I'm going to take that
a step further," Gates add-
ed. "Our police are push-
ing themselves out of the
market. The folks that do
these special events can
go to the county and hire
these people (for less).
It's the same as hiring our
police personnel."
John Osmulski, presi-
dent of the Holiday Boat
Parade, was one of a long

voice from the south part
of the county to go to the
EDC" for assistance, Holic
said.
"I'm just wondering if
we shouldn't emphasize
using (the $30,000 as)
seed money to get people
outside of government
working on this ... and
have private enterprise
from North Port and
Englewood joining


911
FROM PAGE 1

since the Sarasota Police
Department did so in
1996. Last year, Sarasota
County's Board of
Commissioners offered
each municipality the op-
portunity to save money
and improve efficiency by
consolidating.
The Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office now
provides 911 call-taking
and dispatch services for
five fire and three law
enforcement agencies,
including the Venice Fire
Department.
"Regional law dispatch
service throughout
Sarasota County is the
same concept used for
more than 17 years with
the fire agencies we
serve," Knight said. "While
the change will not be
noticeable to citizens, it
is designed to increase
effectiveness and improve


line of special events
organizers who came to
participate at Tuesday's
workshop.
He added another
twist to the conversation
when he noted all the
events going on at the
airport festival grounds
are illegal because the
city ordinance bans
port-o-potties.
"You are breaking the
laws every time" you use
them, he said. "I bring
this up to make you
aware of the problem.

(Venice) to have a stron-
ger presence."
Council Member Emilio
Carlesimo said he was
ready to scrap the whole
idea.
"For $30,000, I don't
know we're going to get
anything," he said. "I
think it's gone by the
wayside myself."
Council Member Bob
Daniels agreed.


safety for law enforcement
personnel and the public
in general."
The Sheriff's Emergency
Operations Bureau as-
sumed overnight dispatch
service for Venice police
on Jan. 2, in preparation
for this consolidation.
Citizens did not expe-
rience any change in
service, according to the
Sheriff's Office.
City of Venice residents
should continue to dial
911 for all emergencies.
The new non-emer-
gency number to call is
941-316-1201.
There are still a few
technical aspects to over-
come, Knight said, noting
the city has yet to fully
interface with the county
communications system.
"We're voice dispatching
them right now because
interface is not in their
cars," Knight said, noting
Sheriff's Office patrol
vehicles receive their
dispatch communications
via the Internet.


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Until you deal with our
own code of ordinances,
I don't think it's fair to
charge us (any fees)."
A discussion on
distinguishing the status
of nonprofits who spend
some of the proceeds on
operations, and those
who don't, was likewise,
cut short.
"We can't decide which
event does better for the
city," Gates said.
Council agreed to
discuss the ideas again at
the next council meeting.

"I know people who do
this," Daniels said. "They
are in six figures. My issue
is if a person is interested
in doing business with
Venice, who do they
contact? That's where I
am at right now."
Council agreed to
postpone any action on
the matter.

Email: ggiles@venicegondolier.com

It's unclear when VPD
will make the upgrade.
"We rarely dispatch
over the radio anymore,"
Knight said. "It's all done
over terminal computers
inside patrol cars. Radio
is still used to verify, or
for emergencies or short
conversations" but little
else, he said.
"The most important
thing is there is consoli-
dated dispatch for natural
disasters. Now, the city
police can hear and com-
municate with the Sheriffs
Office more fluidly
"This is going to make it
so citizens will have better
public safety. If something
is happening inside the
city, we can respond to
assist theVenice Police
Department, and they
can see it on their screens
and help out the (Sheriffs
Office) deputies.
"The public doesn't care
what color the (patrol)
car is. They just want the
public service," Knight
said.


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Solid 2014 leads to 85% rentals booked for 2015


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

There was a record breaking
sales period this year for rent-
als, according to local business
owners.
In Gondolier Sun Roger
Button's 2014 Season busi-
ness report, he enlarged his
coverage area from the island
eastward, south and north into
Nokomis.

Helene MacDonald
"This year, we were 100-per-
cent booked for all of our
properties for the winter for
February and March," said
Helene
MacDonald,
t broker
and owner
of Horse
& Chaise
Rentals &
Property
Management
at 150 Nokomis Ave. N.
"January was a little ques-
tionable, but we booked more
during the month than we had
in previous years. People came
mostly from all over the states
with maybe a handful from
Canada.
"Season did not start much
earlier; however, next year
85 percent is booked with the
significant change of clients
coming earlier in October
and November and staying
for three months. Few com-
plexes allow single months so
next year expect to see one
big swoop coming January
and staying to the end of
March."


MacDonald is still booking
for next year but running out of
inventory and looking for more.
Recent trends have seen a lot of
buyers, although MacDonald
does not sell, but agents bring
investors who put their new
properties into the rental
program.

Becky Wojdula
"It has been very busy.
Every day we get new clients,"
said BeckyWojdula, owner of
Simplicity Salon & Day Spa,
1455 East
NVenice Ave.
They
moved
i15 months
ago from Bird
Bay Plaza,
where she
employed 12.
Now she has 19 employees.
Season started earlier in
November and she believes
it will last longer this year. To
manage increased business,
she extended all employees'
hours and added another re-
ceptionist to handle the clients
and calls.

Gary Weishaar
"It's been a much busier
season, probably up around
30 percent increase from last
year," said GaryWeishaar,
owner of
Showplace
Floors,
1865 South
Tamiami
Trail.
"Most have
come from


up north, New York,
Massachusetts and Ohio,
finally deciding to buy a home
in Venice and they are out
spending the dollars."
His primary focus is residen-
tial redo's and with a lot of new
homes purchased, everybody
wants to redesign or change
their floor covering. Weishaar
is looking for more salespeople
and qualified installers to keep
up with the extra business.

Jeff O'Berry
"My season started earlier as
my February was stronger than
expected because of the snow
up north," said Jeff O'Berry,
s owner of
Nifty Nic
Nacs at
203 West
Venice Ave.
"This year,
I had my
spring break
shipments
on the shelf by February so I
lucked out and capitalized on
customers coming so early.
Unfortunately, it depleted
what I normally have on hand
for March, so shortage of mer-
chandise limited March sales
and I re-ordered to get through
the summer.
"It was a good season
although my numbers are not
real high due to the economy
- although sales are improv-
ing. We had a lot of Canadians,
and surprisingly Sweden and
Norway, but mostly northern-
ers. There are weeks they come
in bunches; it depends upon
their spring break."


Baker Brown
"We had a terrific season,
probably our best ever even
though last year we were up
substantially. This year we are
up again,"
said Baker
Brown,
S co-owner
of Venice
Stationers
at 211 West
nI Venice Ave.
"Seems to be
more people in town a bit ear-
lier, and I think because of the
cold up north, they have stayed
longer. Most of our customers
are people who come down
to rent or lease for a month,
have a second home here or
stay for three months because
the changeover monthly was
noticeable. The vehicular traffic
was just tremendous and the
sidewalks were busy and I think
it was a decent weather season.
"Certainly there were
Europeans, Italians and some
Brits, although most now come
in summer. Overall it was just a
very, very good season."

Sam Chavers
"Our season starts when Stone
Crab season begins on Oct. 15
and was very good, but supplies
have diminished although we still

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of Captain
S Eddie's
Seafood
Restaurant,
S 107 East
Colonia Lane
in Nokomis.


"The season is still going on
for us and we are doing really
well. Easter was late this year,
but throughout season and still
we have plus numbers even
though we have competition
opening around us and in
Venice. Last year was very
good, but Easter was earlier
so business died quicker. This
year I believe it will stay until
May when Stone Crab season
finishes."

Robin Perkins
"It was an excellent season,
very positive and it felt like it did
10 years ago," said Robin Perkins,
owner of Puttin' on the Ritz at
205 Nokomis
Ave. S. "People
are easier and
looser now;
everybody
seems more
confident
where they
stand finan-
cially. Definitely, there were new
customers and as usual we saw
the most people from Canada
also NewYork, New Jersey,
Connecticut and Indiana.
"As usual, it seemed a slow
move into the busiest time,
which is usually March but
this season February was the
busiest and people have hung
around longer. The phone is
not ringing so much, but we
are busy with those who made
previous appointments."
Perkins did not take on extra
employees because she and her
team worked extra hours. They
cut back during summer, con-
centrating on their marketing
and taking care of themselves.


Anita wants to be open for next season


Last Tuesday, Anita
Nikolov received her final
permit to complete the
renovations and expan-
sion of Anita's Family
Restaurant, 441 Tamiami
Trail South in Nokomis.
It was Christmas of
2012 when she closed
the restaurant for what
she assumed would be a
straight-forward reno-
vation of the car lot and
extension of the existing
restaurant, necessitating
a few months closure.
Fast forward almost
a year and a half, many
months of planning,
permitting and she has
90 percent completed
the car lot with tall metal
fencing installed around
the adjoining retention
pond.
The final tasks include
five lights, a Dumpster
pad and landscaping.
With the waitress
station and office moved
to rear, there will be
seating for 99 diners in
the restaurant, which is
to have epoxy flooring
and new windows to the


front and a sprinkler
system.
This week, builders
move on-site to prepare
for enlarging the kitchen
about 30 feet by marking
all the footers. The drain-
age has been upgraded
from the old septic and
well. It is now on county
water and sewer.
"I want to be open by
October for sure, before
season starts," Nikolov
said.

Train Depot Party
It will party time when
Venice Mainstreet holds
its Denim & Diamonds
event at Venice Train
Depot from 7 p.m. to
10:30 p.m. on Saturday,
May 3. Included is a
cash bar, dinner with
dessert bar, silent auc-
tion and dancing. Call
941-488-4999.

Tuscan-style
wine bar has new
owners
La Dolce Vita, the
cozy, intimate and ro-
mantic Tuscan wine bar
at 217 West Miami Ave.
across from Comcast has
new owners, Margie and
Jerry Zezas.
Very well-known to
insiders and a favorite
"watering hole" of locals
and restaurant employ-
ees, La Dolce Vita offers


fine wines, regular and
craft beers together with
specialty and interesting
hors d'oeuvres.
Local entertainers and
singers perform from
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday
to Saturday. There
is inside and outside
seating for 35. Zezas said
he has no intentions of
making major changes,
only minor ones to the
d6cor and some menu
upgrades.
He is from
Summerville, N.J., and
spent 25 years in all
aspects of automobile
dealerships in that area.
In 1998, they came to
Key West where he was
in Internet marketing
for 10 years and aircraft
leasing for five years.
Arriving in Nokomis
in 2004, he operat-
ed the Blue Heron
Landscaping business
for 10 years until selling
it in January.
He holds an MBA
degree and is currently
working on a PhD
in management and
marketing. An author of
"Small Business Success
for Smart People" and a
licensed pilot, he intend-
ed to retire but has grown
to enjoy this business
over the past five years.
The wine bar is open
from 5 p.m. Monday
to Saturday. Call
941-445-5236.


Celebrate with
Habitat
Join the celebrations
at 3333 & 3359 Rockman,
North Port this Saturday,
May 3, from 8:30 a.m. to
10.30 a.m. when Habitat
for Humanity celebrates
completion of their 100th
House.
In the past 20 years,
just in North Port, Habitat
has helped more than
36 low-income families
move into affordable
homes with zero interest
rate mortgage loans.
Starting in 1992,
building just one house
a year, to last year, when
they placed 15 families in
homes, that totals more
than 300 children, women
and men. For details, call
941-493-6606, ext. 225.

Loveland Show
Make plans to join
Loveland and Venice
Theater at 7 p.m. from
Thursday May 29 to
Saturday, May 31 for their
full-scale production on
Venice Theatre's Main
Stage of "Ah, One, Two, Ah
One Two, Three!"
The Loveland Players
present "The Century
of Music." Ronald Krine
Myroup's new script
tells the story of four
generations of music in an
American family. Tickets
are $15. Call 941-488-1115.


New Website
Accurate Information
Systems, LLC, 871 Venetia
Bay Blvd., Suite 210, an
investigative screening,
due diligence, and risk
mitigation solutions
provider, has a new
website at:
AccInfoSys.com.

Dona Bay Project
Construction is
anticipated to start by
October of the Dona Bay
project with a price tag
of $12 million for the
conveyance system and
$4 million for the storage
facility. The goal of the
project is to protect natu-
ral systems, ensure good
water quality, provide
adequate water for
human water needs and
protect residences within
the watershed's boundar-
ies from flooding.
It will prevent fresh
water discharge and
associated nutrients
from directly entering
Dona Bay by diverting
it through a treatment
train of lakes and
ultimately to a 380-acre
surface water storage
facility for treatment.
Project controllers
Sarasota County con-
firmed there are not any
water problems at the
moment, but they are
looking to the future.


Venice Hosts
Festival
Venice Theater,
from June 16 to 21,
hosts aactWorldFest, a
worldwide, week-long
community theatre
festival. Argentina is one
of 17 top-quality theatre
troupes from around the
globe who will present
more than 30 perfor-
mances in one week.
Each group may perform
in its native language, but
all productions are cho-
sen so that anyone can
follow what's happening
in whatever theatre form
it's presented.
Tony winner Ben
Vereen will lead one of
more than 20 workshops
and master classes
involving a variety of
theatre forms.
Registrants may have
the opportunity to learn
about Chinese opera,
commedia dell'arte, or
multimedia influences
on modern theatre. Call
941-488-1115.

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


Family upholstery business is booming


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

More than 30 years ago,
Gayle Harrison, a master
upholsterer, was working
part-time while raising
two young children. She
created a small business
reupholstering seating in
small aircraft.
Today, those two
children have grown
and married, and the
whole family owns and


operates a fast-growing
business, AeroNaut
Upholstery Solutions,
779 Commerce Drive,
Unit 11, in the Sarasota
Industrial Estate at
Jacaranda Boulevard/I-75
interchange.
In the past year and a
half, the business, which
began as a one-woman
operation, has grown
150 percent.
"As far as upholstery
is concerned, at the


moment we have a four-
month backlog on hot
rods," said Justin Nichols,
Harrison's son-in-law.
"If someone gave me a
deposit today, I would be
calling them at the end of
the summer to bring their
vehicle in. On marine
work, we are about four
weeks from receiving the
deposit to starting the
job."
He attributes their
growth to attending a lot


of car and boat shows
in 2013. They have
established clients in
the boating and hot-rod
markets. One of their
best customers is Ideal
Custom Cars of Venice.
They see retail walk-in
customers, too.
The business has
come a long way from its
origins.
In 1981, Harrison
founded Gayle's
Upholstery in Sanford,


Fla. At the time, her
husband wanted to learn
to fly, so to assist him she
approached flight schools
and small plane owners
and traded out work for
his flying lessons. She
was so successful that
she concentrated on
reupholstering seating
for Cessnas, Pipers and
small aircraft instead of
working on furniture.
She and the children
moved to Venice, and she


operated the business at
the airport. For 20 years,
her son Jeff Schluter, an
installation technician,
assisted her. Daughter-
in-law Robin Schluter
went to school to learn
upholstery and became
a master upholsterer,
working for several
local hot-rod, canvas and
upholstery shops.
In October 2012, the

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014


Pier 22 Home Accents to replace Greenies


By ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST
Watching shopping
trends, one retailer
believes many in this area
have a new house and
may want to remodel,
spruce it up and give it a
new look.
To meet these needs,
the retailer is transition-
ing their business from
biking, which is tapering
off, to home accents and
gifts.
Matt and Patti Murphy
introduced Greenies
eco-lifestyle to Venice
three months ago but
are changing it to Pier 22
Home Accents with Gifts
at 201 Nokomis Ave. S.
next to Puttin' on the Ritz.


"It is a transition into
home and modern beach
d6cor, home accessories,
chairs, tables, lamps,
accents, floral wall
fountains with more of a
year-round availability of
items for people to dec-
orate their nice homes,"
he said. "Not just a bike
shop."
It is not new to the
Murphys, who made sim-
ilar changes to a 5,000
square foot store in the
Tri-Cities in Washington
state, growing the store
to 20,000 square feet.
When 2007 came along
and everything tapered
off, they moved into
biking.
Intentions are to
operate their Greenies


business as an online
company serving nation-
wide their range of pedal
assist electric powered
bikes, casual upright
lightweight cruisers and
beach sand-bikes.
Pier 22 Home Accents
with Gifts comes alive in
the next few days when
new signs herald the
changing inventory. The
interior of the store will
transition to a mix of
Tuscan, modern beach,
contemporary and natu-
ral leather club furniture,
including tables, lamps,
teak and occasional
pieces.
Other new lines include
natural skin care for the
female shopper between
40 and 60 years old, along


with special T-shirts and
clothing.
Matt Murphy was
born in the Tri-Cities of
Washington, but at 19
moved to Florida to at-
tend school in Melbourne
where he studied avia-
tion. Obtaining his pilot's
license, he became an
Air Force pilot for six
years, then moved into
corporate aviation, on
to international freight
before returning to the
Tri-Cities.
With his wife, he start-
ed C02 Home, Garden
and Gifts, continuing into
furnishings. Decisions to
immigrate to Fiji did not
work out so they returned
to Sarasota, opening a
bike shop.


PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON
In preparation for their store transition from Greenies to Pier
22 Home Accents with Gifts, owner Matt Murphy holds a porce-
lain ceramic vase containing reed grass as his wife Patti holds
an African water carrier.


A year later, becoming
tired of daily commuting
from their home in South


Venice, they moved the
business to Venice three
months ago.


Realtors award $40,000 in scholarships

By ROGER BUTTON Alexandra Flerlage, Patrick president. Realtors recog-
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST Collins, Cassandra Kasmirski, nized members of their 2014
Andre Juliao, Taylor Hughes, Scholarship Committee, who will
Members of Venice Area Board Renna Stpffanni Chae have rpnrepentative attpnrdino t


of Realtors welcomed 20 high
school graduates who each
received a $2,000 scholarship.
The event was held at the recent
general membership breakfast
meeting held at the board's offices
at 680 Substation Road.
Each student spoke about
their plans. Those graduating
fromVenice High School
included David Holcomb,
Lisa Fusco, Collin Naaman,


Leonhard, Taylor Hill, Deaven
Palm, Gianna Pecora, Olivia
Russo, Douglas Orther, Morgan
Meadows, Jordan Rosa and
Jordan Cunningham.
The Pine View graduates
included Katie Dunn-Rankin and
Carly Grimes.
Sixty applicants had applied
for this year's scholarship
awards, according to Marlene
Merkle, VABR executive vice


and handing out graduate
checks at the annual School
Awards night.
A total of $20,000 was raised
from Board's annual golf tourna-
ment, yard sale and other fund-
raisers, and this was matched by
Sen. Nancy Detert, doubling the
total to $40,000. Since 1992, the
Board has donated more than
$260,000 to local graduating
seniors.


COURTESY PHOTO
Graduating students from Venice High and Pine View schools are pictured
with Venice Area Board of Realtors Scholarship Committee members
following the $40,000 scholarships awards recognition ceremony.


BUSINESS
FROM PAGE 8
family met and all decid-
ed to join Harrison in the
business. It was renamed
AeroNaut Upholstery
Solutions and they
worked in a 400-square-
foot unit on Jackson
Road as they searched for
a larger unit.
In May 2013, they
found the 2,400-square-
foot unit they currently
occupy. Jeff runs


operations and Robin
does upholstery.
Harrison's daughter,
Terry Nichols, manages
administration and
scheduling; her husband,
Justin, is responsible
for sales, marketing and
finance.
Today, their business
is 50 percent boat
upholstery and canvas,
interior headliners and
carpeting; 40 percent hot
rods and classic cars; and
10 percent aircraft, RVs
and golf carts.
"We upholster


The five family partners of AeroNaut Upholstery Solutions
discuss the installation of a battery box panel in a 1932 Ford
Roadster: Gayle Harrison, left, Justin Nichols, Jeff Schluter, Terry
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anything that moves,"
Justin Nichols said.
"We take our imagi-
nations and put it into
our work; we're tedious
perfectionists and art-
ists," Robin Schluter said.
"Taking ideas from our
customers, we transition
them into something
we can apply into their
cars and boats, really
expressing what they
want with our specialized
knowledge of how to
replicate it."
They undertake mobile
marine work from south
St. Petersburg to Cape
Coral. They go to the
boat slip, tear out the


interior, take it to the
workshop, upholster it,
return and re-install it. If
necessary, they will set-
up a tent at the dock and
do the work on-site, even
if it entails being there
for six weeks.
To handle growth, they
are acquiring the adjoin-
ing vacant unit to set up
more efficient produc-
tion lines. All wood pan-
els are custom made and
that process will move to
the new unit, which will
also provide temporary
storage for vehicles, leav-
ing the existing unit for
upholstery. When it is all
streamlined they will add


another upholsterer to fit
into the family business.
"Our business is a
family dynamic, and
everyone working here
is a relative or close
friend," Justin Nichols
said, "People will wait for
quality in upholstery. We
pride ourselves on using
the best materials. Five
family members critique
everything that leaves
this workshop, and we do
not pull any punches."
The expanded business
will hold a ribbon-cut-
ting and grand-opening
party with live music
Friday, May 9, at 4 p.m.
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GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
RONALD DUPONT JR.
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SUN NEWSPAPERS


OUR VIEW



New DCF head has big challenges ahead


Gov. Rick Scott named Mike Carroll
interim secretary of the Department
of Children and Families this week.
He is the third to serve in that role in
the past 12 months and the seventh
secretary of the troubled agency in
the past 12 years.
There is no reason to believe
Carroll, who is guaranteed a job only
through the November elections, can
be the savior the public is clamoring
for to right the ship. But, we can
hope.
DCF's problems are many and they
are well documented. The agency has
a history of slip-ups and oversights
that have led to highly-publicized
deaths of children.
The most recent incident to make
headlines occurred just last week
when, according to the Miami Herald,
police say, a father smothered his
16-month-old with his hands, then


wrapped him mummy-like and then
left the boy to die while he resumed
an online Xbox game.
California's Health and Human
Services Agency had alerted Florida
DCF to check on the family when it
moved to Florida earlier this year.
The investigation that followed was
superficial, a top DCF administrator
acknowledged.
When you are responsible for tens
of thousands of children and must
oversee a staff of 13,000, there are
going to be mistakes made. There will
be bad apples hired like the DCF
employee charged last December
with forcing the mother of children
he oversaw to have sex with him
under the threat he would have her
children taken away.
The Florida Senate heard a white
paper report earlier this year that
suggested reforms in the DCE Special


counsel Neil Skene said in the report
that DCF needs to change its culture.
The report, titled "Dependency
Disorder: An Rx for What Ails DCF,"
detailed how the agency is "bogged
down in dysfunctional rules and
organizational silos." It went on to
say employees are demoralized by
focusing on compliance rather than
quality and that DCF is dependent
on outdated technology and work
processes.
Recommendations included that
management at all levels provide
more coaching, support and rein-
forcement of goals and priorities
rather than countermanding or
directing investigators. It said inves-
tigators must focus on protecting
children.
The report said hires should be
given clear expectations.
We have handled local complaints


about DCF in the past few months.
People complain, as suggested in the
report, that too often DCF follow a
strict protocol that is often in conflict
with a child's best interests.
DCF investigators and case workers
need to use more common sense to
make decisions and have the ability
to prioritize cases and actions if there
is a sense of danger or urgency to any
case they are working on.
We believe the great majority of
DCF employees take pride in doing
a good job. No one wants harm to
come to children.
Perhaps Carroll, a 24-year DCF
veteran who lives in Pinellas County,
can begin to make a difference. The
Legislature is moving to help in-
cluding hiring about 200 additional
child protective investigators.
It's a positive move, but there is so
much room for improvement.


Getting it right vs.


rumor innuendo

you disagree and we don't hide
it from the public, nor do we
ridicule those who don't see it
our way.
We simply share those who
care to offer an opinion in our
paper.
Tim I guess what I am trying
Im Iik to say is that there is always
Aft Smolack going to be stones cast at most
situations and today there are
an awful lot of gravel pits out
there.
Those without sin, by all Let's all be careful when we
means cast the first stone, start the cascade of stones less
That has come to mind an we start something negative
awful lot over the past three that gets out of control
weeks or so. I am too often without facts. In my opinion,
reminded that an awful lot the biggest problems with
of people in our society tend technology and information
to thrive on the negativity of being spread via new avenues
things, is first, emotion and second,
I am reminding people it often being relayed from
constantly that negativity can the perspective of rumor or
be more powerful than we innuendo.
know if we allow that kind of Looking at these two factors
thinking to be the sole reason scares most of us tradition-
of existence, alists as we know the people
It seems to be easy for oth- who often suffer the most in
ers to sit in judgment when it situations are those who are
comes to others. Our mission innocent.
over here at the Gondolier The innocent one often feels
Sun is to not only decide if a the brunt of it all whether it
situation is newsworthy but is truth, rumor or innuendo.
also to report the facts of the There is a lot so be said for the
situations surrounding these reporter who is dog tired late
stories, at night and on deadline who
Oftentimes a journalist has refuses to release a story until
to go through painstaking the facts are correct.
processes to get information I imagine the feeling of get-
and to make sure it is correct. ting it right and making sure it
Rightfully so, newspapers are is less painful for the innocent
held to higher standards than is the reason the reporter gives
other forms of media, and we that same respect and care for
should be. the next story. That's what they
We, as newspapers, have do.
been handling news gathering Our world has always been
for a long time. We consider filled with emotion, rumors
the task of bringing our read- and innuendo. That's a fact.
ers the facts with each unique Couple that with technology,
story our first job. and we have a whole new set
From time to time, we do of issues to deal with.
take a stance with our edito- I guess that's why there will
rials, and, yes, we know that always be a reporter some-
there will be disagreement where deep in the night catch-
with our stated opinions. We ing our stones and striving to
do like the fact that you tell us just get it right.


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Editor's Note: We have
received a few phone calls from
people saying we got their
words wrong in their Let 'Em
Have It calls. Please make sure
to speak slowly and clearly
when you call in. There are
some calls we can't use at all
because we can't understand
the person calling. Again, talk
slowly and clearly, please.
More Airplane Noise. I agree
with your caller who said that
the airport is a major accident
waiting to happen. How about
the extremely, very noisy jet
that seems to come and go two
times a week. Does anybody
know about the planes that
came in just past midnight this
past week? Is there any secu-
rity at the airport at this late
hour so we know what's going
on? Or is it just wide open?
How many people get woke
up at that time? Does anybody
know the answers?
Walk Facing Traffic. I was
always taught to face traffic
when walking so you can see
what is coming at you and
you can take action to save
yourself Someone walking
with traffic and having a car at
your back...there's no way to
see that.
Don't Shrink Military. Our
military is the best. In response
to shrinking the military, the
U.S. military is the best trained
and most disciplined in the
world. None, I emphasize
none, have ever been taught to
shoot without thinking. Never.
Before World War I, there was
virtually no military. Before
World War II, the feelings were
to cut the military and stay
out of other countries. How
did that work out? If you don't
like the military, that's your
right; but remember, they are
fighting and dying for you and
your right to bad-mouth the
military. God bless America
and our military.
You Stole My Food. I would
like to say thank you to the


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person who came into my
backyard and picked my
peach tree of all its peaches.
Maybe they'd like to come
and help me pull the weeds
out from underneath it as well
as fertilize my tree so I get
a good crop. If they'd let me
know where they live, I might
come to their home, but I
would ask them if they would
mind sharing with me. If they
would have come and ask me,
I would have been more than
willing to give any abundance
of my food, but please do
not come into my backyard
anymore and help yourself.
Cost of Raising a Child. The
Walk For Life fundraiser was a
success. Their goal choose
life, not abortion is a worthy
cause if they promise to
provide support and resources
to make it possible to keep the
babies. But for how long? Are
they there to provide the child
with food, lodging, clothes and
education and health care, etc.
until that child is 18. No. They
say have that child, then you're
on your own. Maybe Gov. Scott
will change his mind and OK
Medicaid for Florida so when


you and your baby get sick,
you can get health care.
Homeless Need Attention. It
seems to be fashionable in the
past few years to pick on Gulf
Coast Community Foundation.
I don't have any strong opinion
one way or the other, but I'm
thrilled with what they are
doing for the homeless and
hunger situation in our county.
I hope that in the future that
in the paper we will give as
much space to the hungry and
homeless human beings as we
give to the turtles.
This is not meant as a joke.
I think we have missed out on
something that is very import-
ant that is lacking in terms of
the inhumanity in our county.
Anybody who is involved with
this has got to be commended.
It has certainly inspired me to
do a little bit more in terms of
my own giving both of food
and time and dollars.
Paying for Fields. Our
church group wanted to
play a little softball and were
inquiring about using some of
the fields when they weren't
being used. The one on the
island where the Little League
plays is close to our church.
The county says we have to be
charged two dollars an hour
for field use and a charge for
lights, which was something
outrageous.
My question was, how come
when we want to play basket-
ball or tennis across from City
Hall, I can go turn on the lights
and play there or I can go out
and play soccer out there at
any time of day or night if I
want to.
I was talking to someone
in Little League and they tell
me they pay between $7,000
to $8,000 a year in light fees. I
know it's run by contributions
from people in the county and
all; isn't that robbing Peter to
pay Paul? They charge them to

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use the fields as well and
they use the field 20 to 25
times a week.
We pay our county tax-
es to pay for all this, but
I just wonder why some
can play for free and
some can't. Why do we
charge for Little League to
play? I don't understand
it. Maybe someone can
enlighten me.
Docks & Animals.
I have two items.
Number 1 is Osprey on
Main Street. The dock that
has been there for so many
generations is owned by
Sarasota County Park and
Recreation and has been
closed for well over a year.
It would be nice to get that
fixed so people could go
up there and sit and watch
the rowers, look at the
water and fish.
It's a shame it has been
closed for over a year.
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a wild animal in a cage.
It was not appropriate.
The poor thing didn't
have any room to move
around. It's not like the
Big Cat in Sarasota, which
is done right. This is the
second year in a row that
they've done this and it
just isn't appropriate.
Religion in
Government. To the
person who asked about
separation of church
and state: You will
not find it anywhere
in the Constitution
or the Declaration of
Independence, the
separation of church and
state. I suggest they study
their founding docu-
ments and history before
they make a statement as
that.
The sentence sepa-
ration of church and
state was taken out of
a personal letter that
Thomas Jefferson sent to
the Danbury Baptists in
Connecticut, and he gave
them the idea that the


state would not be inter-
fering with the church.
So, there's nothing wrong
with having a Bible
reading in a public park.
Christians pay taxes as
well as everybody else.
If you'll take a
look at the Supreme
Court Building in
Washington D.C., the
Ten Commandments
are posted there. We
need to get more church
involved in the state and
maybe we would have
all these lying politicians
and all this greed and
problems end. If we
had more of a religious
venue, maybe people
would be following the
Ten Commandments and
protecting the rights of
people in our country
instead of abusing them
like they are.
Ferry Service? In
regard to the South
Venice ferry: What ferry?
We bought and paid for a
new ferry last year. Now
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Watching Water. Now
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homes per acre. Some
of those homes will be
multi-family. Many of
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family homes that may
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Don't Like It. I'm really
disturbed that certain
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I'm calling about the
person who said that
Portugal has decriminal-
ized drugs and that drug
use has gone down. If you
look a little deeper, you'll
find that the unemploy-
ment rate in Portugal is
15 percent. Maybe there's
a correlation here.
Do Not Complain.
Should people who
moved next to an airport
be able to complain
about plane noise? But let
me answer that question
with a question. Should
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because those homes are
discounted and they're
taking advantage of
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turn around and com-
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the price of their home
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Bunts, errors end Lady Indians' season


By NATHAN COWAN
SUN CORRESPONDENT

Venice Indians coach Larry
Sandburg told his team
before the game that one hit
or one mistake would be the
difference in this game.
Sandburg proved prophetic
as an error allowed the North
Fort Myers Red Knights to
edge out the Indians 4-3 in
12 innings in Tuesday night's
Class 6A-Region 3 Semifinal
at Venice High School.
"It's really just one hit here
or one mistake there that will
decide the game," Sandburg
said. "We made a mistake
and they took advantage."
The Red Knights took a 3-1
lead in the fourth and the
Indians came back to tie the
game in the bottom of the
seventh. Neither team made
a real threat to score until
Kaylee Morgan led off the
12th with a double.
Venice pitcher Nikkie
Kovalsky struck out the
next two batters. McKenzie
Corbett hit a flare just over
the mound that Venice
couldn't handle and Morgan
scored all the way from
second.
"She just never stopped
running," Red Knights coach
John Keyes said. "To have a
senior get a hit and a double
at that."
Kovalsky was her dominant
self to start the game as she
sat down the Red Knights
in order for the first three
innings. Venice continued
their trend of leaving runners
on as they left on two in both


the first and second innings.
Venice got the first run of
the game in the bottom of
the third inning. Taylor Baker
singled and courtesy runner
Haylee Hendricks scored on
a Kovalsky triple. Elsie Rivera
walked to put runners on
first and third but the Indians
were again unable to score.
"It's been that way all
season," Sandburg said. "We
haven't been able to drive
runners in. We get them on
but the timely hit we don't
get."
The Red Knights used the
bunt to get themselves the
lead in the fourth. Katelyn
Kelly led off with a bunt
single and stole second. She
scored on a bunt single by
Marion Reed. Sarah Waitekus
bunted to third and the ball
was misplayed allowing
Reed to score and Waitekus
to move all the way to third.
Alynn Kayatta hit a sacrifice
fly to score Waitekus.
"We made the decision to
start bunting to put the ball
in play," Keyes said. "We ha-
ven't been able to hit Nikkie
so we decided to make them
make plays."
"We looked like we had
never fielded a bunt before,"
Sandburg said. "They got the
first one and then the second
one and that gave them the
momentum. We then got
flustered."
Venice again left two
runners on base in the fourth
and fifth innings, then went
down in order in the sixth.
Just when it looked like the
Red Knights would cruise


SUN PHOTOS BYJUSTIN FENNELL
Venice outfielder Gabby Dugan runs down a fly ball early in Tuesday's Class
6A-Region 4 Semifinal game against North Fort Myers. The Lady Indians'
season came to an end after they fell 4-3 in 12 innings.


to victory Kovalsky singled
with one out in the seventh.
McKenna Loyd followed with
a single.
Rivera then singled to left
field to score courtesy runner
Corryne Martin and an error
by the left fielder allowed
pinch runner Hendricks to
score all the way from first
and tie the game.
"Our girls never quit
and fought to come back,"
Sandburg said. "However,
when you come back like that
you have to win the game. It's
tough to come back to just tie
only to lose."


Kovalsky and Red Knights
pitcher freshman MacKenzie
Peterson both pitched all
12 innings for their teams.
Peterson gave up three runs,
two earned while allowing
nine hits and walking two.
She also struck out four.
"Great game from a fresh-
man isn't it," Keyes said. "She
didn't want to give up."
Kovalsky gave up four runs,
two earned while allowing
eight hits. She struck out 11
and walked one.
"Nikkie didn't want this
season to end like this,"
Sandburg said. "None of our


Venice's McKenna Lloyd fights
off a pitch early in Tuesday's
Class 6A-Region 4 Semifinal against
North Fort Myers. North Fort Myers
would go on to hand the Lady
Indians a season-ending 4-3 loss in
12 innings.
seniors wanted the season to
end like this."
Venice loses Kovalsky,
catcher Taylor Baker and first
baseman Taylor Costantino.
Kovalsky finished the season
with 278 strikeouts.
"It's hard to lose your
pitcher and any of your play-
ers but we have a lot of talent
coming back," Sandburg
said. "Rivera, Davis and Rosa,
those girls and the others
have a lot of experience
coming back. We won't have a
pitcher like Nikkie though."
With the win the Red
Knights move on to the Class
6A-Region 3 finals while
the Indians' season is over.
Venice ends their season with
a 22-4 record.


SUN PHOTOS BY ZACH MILLER
Venice weightlifter Alec Brown takes part in last weekend's FHSAA State Weightlifting Finals in
Kissimmee. Brown placed 15th in the 129-pound weight class.


Venice weightlifter Nick Vischulis placed 14th in the 169-pound class at the Class 2A champion-
ships on Saturday in Kissimmee.


VHS weightlifters finish strong in state finals


By ZACH MILLER
SPORTS WRITER

After winning district ti-
tles two weeks ago, Venice
High School weightlifters
Alec Brown and Nick
Vischulis both finished
better than they were
seeded to in their first
appearances at the state
championships.
Brown placed 15th in
the 129-pound weight


class and Vischulis placed
14th in the 169-pound
class at the Class 2A
championships on
Saturday in Kissimmee,
both matching or topping
personal bests in all of
their events.
Brown lifted 200
pounds in both the clean
and jerk and the bench
press, the same as he did
at districts.
"It wasn't much


different than districts,"
Brown said about his
first visit to states. "The
cutting weight part was
the hardest part for me, I
felt a little lethargic when
I was doing my clean and
jerk."
After finishing his last
lift, the senior sat alone
in the bleachers with
his head in his hands,
reminiscing on his time
as an Indians' athlete.


He will not get to
come back next year, but
Vischulis, a sophomore,
will have that opportu-
nity. Vischulis, who also
wrestles for Venice and
plans to join the swim
team next fall, pushed a
personal-best 300 pounds
on the bench press and
matched a personal-best
by pulling 240 pounds in
the clean and jerk.
"It was pretty cool. I


liked being around all
the guys that lift a lot, the
really dedicated ones,"
he said about his trip to
states.
He added that he
noticed he needs to work
on the speed and fluidity
of his motion in the initial
part of the clean and jerk
from watching the more
experienced lifters.
With a year of ex-
perience at the state


tournament under his
belt, Vischulis's coach is
excited about the future.
"He should be a
contender back here
for sure," coach Ron
Colangelo said.
The Indians' lone
other state qualifier, Tyler
Gauthier, did not make
the trip to Kissimmee due
to illness.
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Collegiate Baseball
after he threw a one-
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12th-ranked Florida
Gators in their 5-0
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RHODS in Gainesville.
RHODES During the game
Rhodes, a Florida redshirt sophomore,
surrendered only a second-inning dou-
ble to Missouri senior Dillon Everett. He
retired the final 18 Missouri hitters in


his complete-game effort, the first for
Florida's pitching staff this season.
The effort led to him being selected
for SEC pitcher of the Week honors for
the first time.
Rhodes was a walk-on at Florida and
Saturday marked his third consecutive
start. Rhodes didn't get a decision in
his first start against South Carolina
and earned a win against Georgia in his
second start.
Rhodes is 5-2 this year with a 2.08
ERA overall. He is 3-1 with 1.84 ERA in
SEC play.
Next year, Rhodes will be joined
on the Gators team byVenice seniors
Mike Rivera and Dalton Guthrie, who
have signed letters of intent to play for
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By SCOTT LOCKWOOD
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For the Venice paint-
balling trio of Ronnie
Kovalski, Devin Howze
and Maverick Shepler,
getting to the 2014
College and High School
Paintball National
Championships held
earlier this month in
Lakeland may have been
a stroke of luck.
Earlier this school year,
the threesome of Venice
High School students
didn't all know one
another. Kovalski had
asked Howze to come out
and be part of a previous
paintball team after
Howze had stepped away
from the sport due to
issues getting to practices.
Shepler played for
different teams last
season. This year, Shepler,
a sophomore at Venice
High School, found out
that Kovalski and Howze
-bothVHS seniors -
also played paintball
and the three decided to
enter into a three-man
tournament.
"Honestly, it was
just kind of luck," said


Shepler, who has been in
paintball since he was in
fifth grade.
During the season, the
team played in several
tournaments and scrim-
mages at Central Florida
Paintball in Lakeland, the
place where the national
tournament was held.
In paintball, players
compete in teams or
individually to eliminate
opponents by "tagging"
them with balls filled with
dye that are shot from
a special gun made for
paintballs.
"We just practiced a lot,
held drills and worked
our way forward from
that," Howze said.
Venice went undefeated
through the preliminary
events of the 3-Man Race
to the high school portion
of the tournament and
earned a bye into the
finals.
In the finals, Venice
played against a Cooper
City High School "Harry
Potter Alumni Club"
squad they had defeated
in the preliminaries.
Venice ended up losing
2-1 on what the team
members say were some


controversial calls by a
referee who may have
had ties to the other
team.
"It was interesting
because if one person
went down, there was
a whole bunch of other
stuff you had to worry
about," Howze said. "We
just played hard and went
forward more. At the end
of the tournament, it
went downhill because of
the refs."
Kovalski said that
finishing runner-up was
bittersweet because of the
strong run the group had
during the preliminaries.
"You do better than
a lot of teams, but you
work hard to get to the
finals and end up losing,"
Kovalski said. "It's not a
bad place to be, but you
always want to win."
"I just wish we would
have won," Shepler add-
ed. "We were definitely
the better team out there
... but you can't beat the
refs."
All three team members
say they want to continue
with paintball next year
even though they won't
be able to compete


SUN PHOTO BYJUSTIN FENNELL
The Venice "Indians" paintball team of (from left) Ronnie Kovalski, Maverick Shepler and Devin
Howze finished as runners-up in high school 3-man portion of the 2014 College and High School
Paintball National Championships held earlier this month in Lakeland.


together as a team on the
high school level. Howze
said he learned a lot by
watching the college
teams in the tournament.
"We were able to watch
what they were doing
and how they communi-
cated with one another,"
Howze said. "We'll try
and put that into our
practices and see how
that works out. Hopefully,
we'll evolve into a better
paintball team and go
further."
Kovalsky said he'd like
to go to a college that has
a paintball club so he can


continue competing at
a national level, perhaps
playing at the NCPA
tournament again at the
collegiate level.
He's planning on
attending SCTI in the fall
and focusing on criminal
justice with the hope
of becoming a police
officer something that
paintball has helped
prepare him for.
"It helps from a tactical
perspective and getting
good shots," he said.
Howze wasn't sure
about college plans, but
said he'd jump at the


opportunity to join a
team that would allow
him to compete at the
national level.
Shepler said despite
the experience with the
referees in the finals,
he's looking forward to
possibly playing in the
tournament again in the
future.
"It was great just to expe-
rience what the whole high
school event was about
because I've obviously got
another couple of years
where I could play in it,"
Shepler said.
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VHS relay team advances to state meet


By SCOTT LOCKWOOD
SPORTS EDITOR
The Venice boys 4x400
relay team brought home a
Regional championship in
last week's Class 3A-Region
3 track meet, meaning
they'll be representing the
school in this weekend's
FHSAA State Track and
Field Finals in Jacksonville.
The foursome of John
Cokley, Shane Burns,
Noah Montgomery and
Marcus Laurin bested
the field with a time of
3:23.04, torching the mark
of 3:25.77 that they set


last week to win the Class
3A-District 10 title. Venice
boys track coach said the
relay team went into the
regional meet with a goal
of setting a school record.
Mission accomplished.
"That goes to the fact
they had fresh legs," Potter
said. 'At the district meet,
it was their fourth race and
at regionals it was their
second race. Now when
we get to the state meet,
it'll be their first race and
they'll go in fresh. The
regional meet produces
faster times because
you're facing better


competition. They really
stepped up and I'm proud
of them for being regional
champions."
The relay team will be
joined in Jacksonville by a
pair of throwers from field
events who finished in the
top four in their individual
competitions.
Discus thrower Jovan
Edmunds will see his
strong season reach the
state meet after a throw of
143-08.
"He's been working for
this for three years and I
think this is the end goal
for him in being a state


qualifier," said Venice
boys track coach Jason
Potter. "You'd be hard
pressed to find another kid
that works as hard as he
does as far as discus and
working at his craft."
Liz Leone also placed
fourth in the girls discus
with a throw of 111-11,
besting her district-win-
ning toss of 110-01. She
also took part in the shot
put, but her 10th place
finish did not qualify for
state.
Girls pole vaulter
Theresa Kelley is also
advancing to the state


meet after finishing fourth
in her event with a 9-06.00.
Several other team
members took part in
Wednesday's regional
meet but were not able to
advance to the state meet,
including distance runner
Collin Naaman in both the
1,600- and 3,200-meter
runs, Ben Chisolm in the
100-meter dash, Laurin in
the 400-meter dash, Cokley
in the 800-meter run and
the 4x100 relay team of
Chris Bandeira, Chisholm,
Burns and Terry Polk.
Other Venice girls partic-
ipants who did not qualify


for the state meet included
Maggie Flynn in pole vault
and Savannah Reay in the
300-meter hurdles. Two
girls relay teams made
the regional, including
the 4x100 team of Lexi
Francios, Kelsy Upton,
Flynn and Amber Skipyak
and the 4x400 team of
Piper Francis, Emma
Gallagher, Olivia Cambel
and Madison Boyd.
The state meet will take
place at the University
of North Florida in
Jacksonville on Saturday.
Email: slockwood@sun-herald.com


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I OBITUARIES
Robert E. Andrus
Robert Emmett Andrus,
of Venice, Fla., formerly
of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.,
passed away Friday,
April 25, 2014, at Tidewell
Hospice House in Venice,
Fla.
He was born Dec. 8,
1921, in Hardwick, Vt.
Bob graduated from St.
Johnsbury's Academy
in St. Johnsbury, Vt.,
in 1940, and earned a
bachelor's degree cum
laude in mechanical
engineering from Tufts
University in 1944.
He was recruited
by Texaco Inc. and
worked his entire ca-
reer at the company's
premier Research and
Development facility in
Glenham, N.Y., culmi-
nating his career in 1980
as senior technologist of
Scientific Planning.
After retirement,
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throughout the U.S.
and many countries
worldwide. He served
as a guide and docent
at the Franklin Delano
Roosevelt Homestead in
Hyde Park, N.Y., and he
presented a slideshow
on the life of FDR and
Eleanor Roosevelt at
elderhostels through-
out New England and
Florida. He was a mem-
ber of Plantation Golf
& Country Club for 17
years.
He is survived by his
wife, Veda; son, Robert Jr;
daughter, Veda; grand-
son, John D. Andrus;
and great-grandson,
Benjamin D. Andrus. He
was predeceased by his
younger sister, Evalyn.
We thank the Tidewell
Hospice of Venice, Fla.,
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charter member and
was active in the Venice
Italian American Club;
was a former member of
the South Venice Garden
Club; was an avid card
player; and had no equal
in the kitchen. All who
knew her will miss this
lovely and gracious lady.
Services: Visitation
will be held Friday,
May 2, from 11 a.m. to
1 p.m. at Ewing Funeral
Home, with services at
1 p.m. Burial will follow
at Venice Memorial
Gardens.


Contributions: In lieu
of flowers, memorial
donations may be made
to Tidewell Hospice
Inc. 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota, FL 34238.

Madeline L. Weiss
Madeline L. Weiss, 77,
of Venice, Fla., formerly
of Tuckerton, N.J., died
Thursday, April 24, 2014.
She attended
Misericordia Nursing
School and was a regis-
tered nurse. She was a
Catholic.
She is survived by her
daughters, Lynda Weiss,
of Clearwater, Fla., and
Patricia Weiss of Venice;
sons, John (Brenda) Weiss
of Venice, and Kenneth
(Tanya) Weiss of Venice;
brothers, James McDade
of Janesville, Wis.,
and Edward McDade
ofYardley, Pa.; nine
grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren.


Services: Visitation will
be held Thursday, May 1,
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
Ewing Funeral Home. A
Mass of Christian Burial
will follow at 2:30 p.m. at
Epiphany Cathedral, with
burial to follow at Venice
Memorial Gardens.
Contributions:
Memorial donations may
be made to Take Stock in
Children, P.O. Box 48186,
Sarasota, FL 34230.


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walking miles each week at
dawn to look for tracks of turtle
nesting and hatching.
Turtle season begins tomor-
row and continues through
Oct. 31.
"It's a fabulous way to start
the day," Seerey-Lester said. "We
see something new every day.
One day it might be a school of
baby manta rays, or we might
find an injured bird and take it
to Save Our Shorebirds."
They begin .5 miles north of
the Perkins house and then walk
south 1.5 miles and back.
Until recently, they walked
their two stretches of beach
seven days each week during
the May 1-Oct. 31 season, only
recently cutting back to five
days a week.
Because they cut back, a few
new volunteers moved off the
waiting list.
According to Kristen
Mazzarella, senior biologist
at Mote Marine Laboratory
and turtle program volunteer
coordinator for Mote, 80 new
volunteers were added this year
from the waiting list of close to
200.
New volunteers are usually
paired with experienced turtle
trackers for on-the-job training
over and above the one-day
session given to new volunteers
at Mote.
"They walk the beach and
flag the new nests," Mazzarella
said."Then the scientists come
out and do more detailed work."
Every nest is marked and
checked daily by volunteers but
only the nests discovered on
Wednesday are inventoried af-
ter hatching later in the season.
Until last year, every nest was
inventoried after hatching but
that became too big a project


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A female loggerhead turtle comes ashore on Casey Key prior to nesting on July 9,2012. The drawing wil be featured
in Seerey-Lester's soon-to-be-published book, "Tracks in the Sand, Extracts from John Seerey-Lester's Turtle Journal,
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A female loggerhead turtle returns to the Gulf of Mexico after nesting on Casey Key on July 9,2012. The drawing will
be featured in Seerey-Lester's soon-to-be-published book, "Tracks in the Sand, Extracts from John Seerey-Lester's
Turtle Journal, VOLI. I"


tor Mote's staff and volunteers
because of increasing numbers
of nests and hatchlings in recent
years.
In 2013, from north Longboat


Key to Caspersen Beach (the
area monitored by Mote and its
volunteers), there were 2,247
loggerhead nests, 1,699 logger-
head false crawls, 30 green turtle


nests and 20 green turtle false
crawls.
Eight percent of the nests
were impacted by lighting
disorientations. Casey Key had


the fewest lighting disorienta-
tions at one percent. The most
disorientations were 26 percent
on Lido Key.
Eight percent of Venice nests
were disoriented. The lighting
ordinance in the city is credited
with the lower disorientation
numbers at Venice. According to
Mote, when even one turtle goes
astray, its nest is added to the
list of disorientations.
Predators offer additional
problems to turtles. Armadillos,
coyotes and raccoons may
disturb nesting females, steal
eggs from nests and even eat
hatchlings heading to the
relative safety of the gulf.
Shore birds swoop down on
hatchlings if they spot them
heading to the water. Ants also
have been known to wreak
havoc on nests at times.
Summer storms can flood
nests, wash them away entirely
or add so much sand above the
nest that the hatchlings cannot
dig their way out.
That is why volunteers like
Perkins and Seerey-Lester are
often on the beach four and five
hours daily.
When they discover a nest in
an area known for predation,
they have to walk back to
retrieve a cage and then install
it above the nest. That requires
digging a trench to match the
perimeter of the cage and then
covering the bottom edge with
sand.
Some predators still manage
to cause trouble but it saves
many a nest. Sometimes, only
a square of hardware cloth
is used. In some places, no
screening is used.
Work picks up as the season
progresses.
"They have to clear away
storm debris," John Seerey-
Lester said. "If a nest was broken
into, they have to clear away
the broken shells and other
detritus."
Both Jack Perkins and John
Seerey-Lester have gone along
with their wives over the
years. Sketchbook and pen in
hand, John, a world famous
wildlife artist, has recorded the

TURTLE|5


Local Gulf beaches a shorebird nursery


By STEVE REILLY
STAFF WRITER

Brenda Bossman gets
excited when she sees
the first shorebirds nests
on the Gulf beaches of
Knight and Don Pedro
islands.
The local shorebird
nesting season is des-
ignated as February to
August, but Bossman said,
"Never say never, and
never say always about
nature."
The birds will decide
when and where they
want to nest.
"We need to learn to
live with them, respect
them and be aware about
how delicate they are,"
Bossman said.
Five species nest locally.
The Wilson's and snowy
plovers are expected to
nest first, followed by
the least terns, black
skimmers and American
oystercatchers. The


plovers are solitary in
their nesting while the
terns, skimmers and
oystercatchers nest in
colonies.
Bossman has been
monitoring shorebird
nesting for more than 20
years on Knight and Don
Pedro islands. She said,
"The trends are down -
way down. We would have
hundreds and hundreds
of black skimmers, and
now we're lucky to have
10 pairs."
Bossman can recall
when colonies of nesting
least terns stretched a
quarter mile across the
Gulf beach at the north
end of Knight Island at
the Palm Island Resort.
Now, least tern colonies
are no more than two lots
wide, she said.
For the past three years,
Linda Soderquist mon-
itors shorebird nesting
on Little Gasparilla Pass
from Gasparilla Pass


north to Don Pedro State
Park. She's reported three


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snowy plover nested
last month. Last year,


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This plover is nesting on the sands of a local Gulf beach. Snowy
and Wilson's plovers, least terns, black skimmers and American
oystercatchers nest locally. Officially, the state designates
February to August as nesting season. Shorebirds nest directly
on the beaches and are sensitive to distrubances.


13 plovers nested, but
only one nest hatched,
Soderquist said.
Soderquist, like
Bossman, suggested
people do not recognize
how sensitive shorebirds
are to disturbances when
they nest. The birds nest
on the beaches digging
out indentations that
serve as their nests.
Besides Knight,
Don Pedro and Little
Gasparilla Island, Lynette
Auger, Charlotte County
Natural Resources
program coordinator, said
shorebirds also nest in
Stump Pass Park on the
southern end of Manasota
Key, the north and south
ends of Gasparilla Island.
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission deems
Florida's populations of
snowy plovers, American
oystercatchers and black
skimmers as species of
special concern. The least


tern is designated at a
threatened species by
the state, and the FWC is
evaluating the status of
the Wilson's plover, Auger
said.
"The nesting has gone
down because the habitat
is down," she said.
The decline in shore-
birds nesting is not
merely a local trend;
it's a statewide trend,
said Nancy Douglass,
FWC Regional Species
Conservation biologist in
Southwest Florida.
Before Florida barrier
islands saw development,
bridges to the mainland,
engineered inlets and
shorelines, the shorebirds
nesting strategy of laying
eggs on the sand worked.
Plover eggs, for example,
are freckled and sandy
brown, blending into the
beach sand.
The shorebird nests

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WELL BEING


2B
WEDNESDAY
APRIL 30, 2014


You and your hearing loss are going to the hospital


Going to the hospital
can be scary. You are
anxious about your
health condition. If you
have hearing difficulties,
you are also concerned
you will not hear im-
portant information
from masked doctors
and nurses as they hurry
back and forth with your
chart.
You are worried about
not hearing your name
while waiting in the
waiting room.
You can't hear what is
being said behind glass
partitions.
You can't hear the
intercom when you press
the call button.
You can't hear what the
night nurse says in the
dark.
Scary? You bet. It is not
surprising you feel alone,
cut off and scared.

The secret?
Be prepared ahead of
time for your hospital
stay. Tell the staff that
you are hard of hearing
and how best to com-
municate with you.
Otherwise, how will they


know? Hearing loss is
invisible.
Doctors and nurses
are busy people. How
can you help them to
remember your special
communication needs?

Hospital
Communication
Kit to the rescue!
Several chapters of
Hearing Loss Association
of America (HLAA) have
made up hospital kits,
which are available for
a nominal cost. Contact
info@hlas.org.

What does the
kit contain?
Hospital
Communication Kits
vary, and usually a large
zip-lock bag holds the


complete kit. Basically,
the kits contain the
following:
Instruction Sheet:
"So you and your
Hearing Loss are going
to the hospital!" Read
this brochure before you
go into the hospital to
make sure you are pre-
pared for what items to
ask for and what items
to take with you. The
brochure contains tips
about how best to hear
in the waiting room,
such as letting the staff
know you have a hearing
problem and to sit close
to the door where they
call the names.
A poster which reads:
"I am hard of hearing!"
along with the interna-
tional hard of hearing
symbol (a white ear with
a line through it on a
dark blue background).
Instructions to others
to "Please face me" and
to "Speak clearly." (This
comes along with sticky
pads so you can stick it
over your bed without
ruining the wall.)
Hearing Loss
Stickers (in bright
fluorescent colors) with


the international hard
of hearing symbol. Ask
the staff to stick them
on your chart, on the
intercom button in
the nurses' station and
on your hospital ID
bracelet.
My friend Judi was
recently in the hospital
and said that the bright
yellow fluorescent
sticker on her bracelet
("I am hard of hearing")
was appreciated by the
staff.
The staff also suggest-
ed a bright yellow poster
on the door to the room
would be helpful, as the
one over the bed gets
lost in all the other par-
aphernalia. Of course,
the patient has to sign a
form to permit sharing
that information.
Button that reads: "I
read lips. Please face me.
Pin it onto your gown to
remind the staff of your
needs.
Communication Tips
Card: This offers helpful
advice on how best
to communicate with
you, such as "Face me,"
"Get my attention first,"
'Avoid shouting it


does not help." "Please
close the shades so I can
see your face." 'Avoid
excessive noise when
speaking to me and turn
off the television."
Special needs cards
that read: "I am hard of
hearing," "I need Closed
Captioning on the tele-
vision," "I wear hearing
aids/cochlear implants,"
"I wear cochlear im-
plants and cannot have
an MRI." Give these to
your caretakers.
Writing pad and pen:
If all else fails, write it
down or ask the staff to
write down what they
need to tell you.
Small rigid plastic
container: Use this to
store your hearing aids
or cochlear implants.
Never wrap them up in a
tissue because they may
get accidentally thrown
away! Insert a postcard
with instructions how
to remove the batteries,
how to remove the aids
from your ears, how to
put them back on and
how to store them.
Label the container
with your name and
room number. Place the


container on a side table,
rather than the eating
table to avoid possible
water spillage. Hearing
aids do not like to get wet.
Be prepared! Be
proactive! Your hospital
visit might be just a little
less stressful.

-Sources: Dr
Neil Bauman;
HearingLossHelp.com/
articles/hospitalkits; Judi
Picha, a Venice resident
who took the time to
discuss her recent hospi-
tal visit with me.
You need not face hear-
ing loss alone. Contact
the local Hearing Loss
Association of America
(HLAA), where you will
find education, advocacy
and support. For more
information, contact
info@hlas.org or call
941-320-8825.

Anne Taylor is a
bilateral cochlear im-
plant user, a Gallaudet
Certified Peer Mentor
for the Hard of Hearing,
and board member of
Hearing Loss Association
ofAmerica/Sarasota and
of HLAA-Fla.


STAFF REPORT

The Community
Center for the Deaf and
Hard of hearing is offer-
ing Baby Sign Language
classes on Thursdays,
May 1 through May 29,


10:30 a.m., at 1750 17th
St., building J, Sarasota.
This is for those with
babies age 0-3 years
old. Cost is $5 per class.
Contact Erin Bosch
via email at ebosch@
ccdhh.org.


FROM SARASOTA COUNTY
COMMUNICATIONS

Keeping infants and
toddlers safe and protected
is a top priority. The 20th
annual National Infant
Immunization Week,
April 26-May 3, is a time
to remind parents that
keeping children safe and
healthy includes protect-
ing them from 14 serious
diseases before age 2.


Vaccines are one of
public health greatest
success stories because
they prevent serious
disease and death.
"It's easy to think
diseases like polio,
whooping cough and
measles are diseases of
the past, but the truth
is they still exist," said
Dr. William Heymann,
Medical Director of the
Florida Department of


Health in Sarasota County
(DOH-Sarasota).
Immunization is a
shared responsibility.
Families, health care
professionals and public
health officials must work
together to help protect
the entire community.
Parents are advised
to talk with their child's
health care provider or
call DOH-Sarasota about
the vaccines that their


child may need at 941-
861-2900. Health care
professionals can share
scientifically accurate, up-
to-date information about
vaccines with parents.
Parents and guardians
who keep a record of a
child's vaccinations are
urged to ask at each doc-
tor's appointment if their
child is up-to-date on


INFANTS13


May 27 to August5 2
7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. h'Llti .
Wleeti t,,
Registration Fees '-'cl,-rs
Discovery 4- Explorer Camps
$80 weeKly or $W420 per 6 weeK session
Adventure Camp
$85 weekly or $q50 per 6 week session


Free Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) for 4-year olds
o Parent choice of approved providers
School Readiness Program
0 Financial Assistance for child care for eligible
families
Child Care Resource & Referral
o Database of legally operating child care
programs in the county


Registration available online or in person.
For more information on
locations, registration and Fees
I,.. xe o tec' please contact
S r,,.o:.t' 9q2.505.8686
6CtE

For more information on these & other
Get Up. Charlotte County Community Services
Get Out... programs & events. -*
Get Active! please visit us online at
uwww.CharlofftteCountyFL.gov
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VENUE


3B
WEDNESDAY
APRIL 30, 2014


I COMMUNITY CALENDAR


* TODAY

Drug Intervention,
Intervention program with Judy
Sperling, 9:30 am Christ United
Methodist Church, 1475 Center Rd.,
Venice. For more info, 941-493-7504
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. Wed, 10 am-3 pm. Sat, 10 am-
1pm. More info call 941-412-0151
Zumba w/MaryLynn,
10 am, Mon through Fri. Zumba, body
sculpt, Nia. Day, eve, wkends. 417 S.
Tamiami Tr. MaryLynn, 941-685-8445
Partners in Play,


12-12:45 pm. Walking to age 5,
Jacaranda Library, Venice. For more
info, 941-861-5000
Free Healing Clinic,
4-6:30 pm, Angel Ministries,
2269 S. Tamiami Tr., Venice. "Love
offering welcomed!' For more info,
941-492-4995
Zumba Sentao/
MaryLynn, 6:15 pm, Tues, Wed,
Thur, 417 S. Tamiami Tr. Classes
day, eve & wkend. MaryLynn,
941-685-8445
Ballroom Classes, Every
Wed. thru May 14. Advanced, 6:30.
Beginner/intermediate, 7:30. Venice
Community Center. For info call,
941-496-9692

* THURSDAY
Zumba w/Christine,


8:45 am, Tue & Thur. 10 am, Mon
through Thur. 6:15 pm, Tues, Wed,
Thur. 417 S. Tamiami Tr. MaryLynn,
941-685-8445
Nia Dance w/Becky, 1 pm,
Thurs & 12pm Sat. 417 S. Tamiami Tr.
Additional classes available. For
info call Becky, 941-544-4578;
or MaryLynn, 941-685-8445
Yoga w/MaryLynn, 5 pm,
Thurs.11:30am & 5:30pm, Mon.
9 am, Sat. 417 S. Tamiami Tr.
MaryLynn, 941-685-8445
Zumba w/MaryLynn,
6:15 pm,Tues, Wed, Thurs.
10 am, Mon-Thur. 417 S. Tamiami.
MaryLynn, 941-685-8445

* FRIDAY
Storytime, 10:15-11:00 am,
"Farm," Jacaranda Library,


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.


4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice.
For more info, 941-861-5000
BodySculpt w/
AnneMarie, 11:30 am,
Fri. 7 pm, Mon. Additional classes
day, eve & weekends. 417 S. Tamiami


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.


Tr. Call MaryLynn for more info at
941-685-8445
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
Elks Friday Fish Fry,
Buffalo Bills Catering. Fish fry, 5 pm.
Dinner, Venice Nokomis Elks. Public
welcome. Reservation recommended.
941-486-1854


I COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts from the
Venice / Englewood /
Nokomis area and the
general public are invited
to join in honoring vet-
erans and their families
for Memorial Day as
the Venice Girls Scouts
hold a Flag Retirement
Ceremony at the Venice
Girl Scout House, 1775 E.
Venice Avenue, Venice,
on Saturday, May 24,
9-10 a.m. Several Scouts
will meet before the
event to cut and prepare
old and tattered flags for
the ceremony, in which
a campfire will be set,



INFANTS
FROM PAGE 2

immunizations. Serious
diseases may be pre-
vented by following the
guidelines and getting
infants, young children
and adolescents vacci-
nated on time.
The increase in
measles reported in
2013 -58 cases in
New York City is an
example of the impor-
tance of that vaccine. It
was the largest reported


the flags will be burned
and the ashes buried.
Call Lynn Haag, Troop
No. 248 leader, 941-237-
0413 or 805-320-5449.

Amateur Sand
Sculpture contest
Head to Siesta Key
Beach May 3, 8:30 a.m.
to 1 p.m., for the 42nd
annual amateur com-
petition, where kids and
adults compete in a vari-
ety of categories for cash
prices. Cost: Free. Grab
your shovel and create
your own masterpiece, or
simply take in all of the
action and cast your vote


outbreak of measles in
the U.S. since 1996.
In recent years,
Sarasota County has ex-
perienced outbreaks of
whooping cough or per-
tussis that could have
been prevented with
booster vaccinations.
Parents can seek out
reputable and reliable,
evidence-based informa-
tion sources to make ed-
ucated decisions about
their family's health.
For more on immuni-
zations visit www.
SarasotaHealth.org/
immunizations.


for your favorite entry.
Call 941-915-1184 or visit
scgov.net/parks.

Do you know
someone who
can't read this?
LiteracyVolunteers of
South Sarasota County is
a non-profit organization
that provides free tutoring
to adults who want to
improve their reading skills
or learn to speak English.
Each adult learner will be
matched with a volunteer
tutor or join a small class.
Please tell people who
need this help to call
941-488-8994 if they live


inVenice, Englewood,
Nokomis, Laurel, or
Osprey. Tutoring sessions
and classes are held at
South County Public
Libraries.

Habitat can
cottage manager
sought
Habitat for Humanity
needs an experienced
volunteer to manage
the Habitat Can Cottage
program, which manages
area aluminum can pick-
ups. The right person will
implement the program,
recruit and manage
volunteers and manage


organizational duties. This
is a long-term commit-
ment. Call Michael Sollitto
at 941-493-6606, Ext. 231
for more information.

'Pageant' at
The Players
"Pageant" is a comical
beauty pageant musical
in which all "queens" have
a "5 o'clock shadow." The
audience decides who
wins. Competition includes
various categories, includ-
ing beauty crisis coun-
seling. The show follows
six (male) contestants as
they compete for the "Miss
Glamouresse" title. See


it Friday, May 2,8 p.m.
Tickets: $10. The Players is
at 848 North Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota. Call 941-365-
2494; visit ThePlayers.org.

ReStore
volunteers sought
The Habitat for
Humanity ReStore, 1400
Ogden Road, Venice, needs
volunteers to work the
1-5 p.m. shift weekdays.
Call 941-493-0529. Also,
the ReStore is looking for
volunteers to help load
furniture on Fridays and
Saturday and those to
help check and clean
appliances and electronics.


Submissions sought for "Art of


the Wedding Costume


STAFF REPORT

State College of Florida,
Manatee-Sarasota (SCF)
Fine Art Gallery and
Theatre Program seeks
submissions for an
art exhibit, 'Art of the
Wedding Costume: Ritual
and Romance," which will
be on display in the Fine
Art Gallery in Bradenton


Sept. 19-Dec. 3.
Deadline to submit
a display of men's and
women's wedding attire
from the 19th, 20th and
21st centuries is May 30.
Submit a completed
electronic form and high
resolution photo of items
for consideration at Scf.
edu/WeddingSubmission.
Participants will be


notified by June 15 if their
submissions have been
selected.
Participants may
submit print copies of
original photos to SCF,
Manatee-Sarasota Fine
Art Gallery 5840 26th St.
W, Bradenton, FL 34207;
Attn: Wedding Costume
Committee.
Participants must


provide their contact
information, including a
mailing address, phone
number and email ad-
dress, and details such as
the date of the wedding,
who was wearing the
gown or accessories, and
the approximate value of
each item.

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APRIL 30, 2014


CONTACT US
RONALD DUPONT JR.
EDITOR
941-207-1218
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Visit a national treasure, just down the road


I first heard about
the J.N. "Ding" Darling
National Wildlife Refuge
during the closing
nature segment on the
"CBS Sunday Morning"
show.
You know this seg-
ment. This is the one in
which Charles Osgood
says, "We now leave you
at... (some beautiful,
amazing place where
there's water rippling,
birds chirping and
deer looking surprised
because that's how deer
look)." Then you get off
your couch and think,
"That looks cool. I should
go there sometime."
And then you don't.
And then the years
pass.
Finally, I got off the
couch and made it to
Ding Darling on Sanibel
Island.
Now I know why CBS
profiled the wildlife
refuge. It's beautiful.
But it's more than that.
It's a sliver of land in
this great big world we
actually protected from
ourselves.
The J.N. "Ding"
Darling National Wildlife
Refuge is the largest
wildlife refuge in a com-
plex that totals about
8,000 acres in Southwest
Florida.
According to park in-
formation, Ding Darling
is the home to:
30-plus kinds of
mammals.
102 species offish.
14 threatened or en-
dangered animals, some
of which include eastern
indigo snakes, American
crocodiles, alligators,
wood storks, manatees,
several kinds of sea tur-
tles, smalltooth sawfish
and piping plovers.
272 species of birds.
60 kinds of reptiles
and amphibians (for the
record, I only saw turtles


and alligators ... thank
goodness).
More than 750,000
people visit Ding Darling
each year, such as Eileen
and Ed Michaels of
Columbia, S.C. They
chose to spend the
last day of their recent
Sanibel Island vacation
at Ding Darling.
"It's very well done,"
Eileen said.
The wildlife refuge's
main attraction is
Wildlife Drive, a recently
paved, four-mile path
that can be viewed by
foot, bicycle or vehicle.
"We thoroughly en-
joyed it," said John and
Denise Luck of Poole,
England. "Absolutely
brilliant."
You will be provided
a map that highlights
certain areas of the
drive, such as the Calusa
Shell Mound Trail along
with good places for
bird/wildlife watching.
The great thing about
the drive is that you can
stop anywhere along the
way. Simply pull your
vehicle to the right, park
and get out of the car.
The Wildlife Drive is
one way for vehicles and
bicycles so don't try turn-
ing around or driving in
reverse. Planning note:
Do not go on Fridays.
The Wildlife Drive is
closed this one day of the
week for maintenance,
research, etc.
Along Wildlife Drive,
expect to see many spe-
cies of birds, especially
at low tide. It's truly a


IF YOU GO
Where: J.N. "Ding" Darling
National Wildlife Refuge,
1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel Island
When: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(times vary throughout the
year); Wildlife Drive is closed
on Friday so don't go then. The
Education Center/Refuge Nature
Store opens at 9 a.m.
Cost: The Visitor/Education
Center is free. Entrance to the
Wildlife Drive costs $5 per
vehicle and $1 per hiker or biker.
Kids younger than 15 are free.
More info: 239-472-1100,
or www.fws.gov/dingdarling/.
Tips: Rent or bring bicycles
to explore the Wildlife Drive
(it's better than driving). Bring
binoculars and a camera as well.

bird-watcher's paradise.
Ding Darling's website
includes an "eBird Trail
Tracker," which provides
daily counts of the kinds
of birds spotted in the
refuge: www.fws.gov/
dingdarling/eBird.html.
Some of the recent
sightings include:
black-bellied plovers,
willets, dunlins, short-
billed dowitchers,
bald eagles, tricolored
herons, double-crested
cormorants, etc.
For those who prefer
the view from the water,
there are two kayak/ca-
noe launches along the
drive. Fishing is allowed
in some areas. Go to
www.fws.gov/southeast/
pubs/ Ding-Darling-fish-
broch.pdf to read the
rules and regulations for
fishing and boating.
There's something
for everyone at Ding
Darling, including a
very interesting Visitor/
Education Center. There,
guests can learn about
the wildlife refuge's
namesake (who hap-
pened to be a Pulitzer
Prize-winning cartoon-
ist) and inhabitants.
Carve out a full day


A sign might be enough to
keep visitors out, especially
with this alligator keeping
watch at the J.N."Ding"
Darling National Wildlife
Refuge on Sanibel Island.


This is one mangrove overlook area along the four-mile Wildlife
Drive at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.


The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel Island offers amazing opportunities
for bird-watching and photography.


for Ding Darling in
order to give yourself
enough time to enjoy
the wildlife refuge, and
also to spend some time
at the education center
and gift shop, which is
a great place to pick up


some holiday gifts while
supporting Ding Darling.
This needs to be high
on your local bucket
list. You will leave Ding
Darling as relaxed as
you are watching the
CBS "Sunday Morning"


segment from the com-
fort of your couch.

Christy Feinberg is a
senior writer for the Sun.
You can email her at
cfeinberg@sun-herald.
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Library, April 17.
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Musicale's general schol-
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or in memory of individ-
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music club.
The musical growth


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:WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30,2014


WINNERS

FROM PAGE 4

for the opportunities
for further training their
scholarships had made
possible.
Natasha, who will enter
Blair School of Music at
Vanderbilt University this
fall, has been aVenice
Musicale scholarship
winner since 2009. She is
concertmaster of Tampa
Metropolitan Youth
Orchestra and 1st violinist
of its select quartet.
For eight years in



SHOREBIRD
FROM PAGE 1

were relatively safe -
when barrier islands
were relatively isolated
from predators, domestic
cats and dogs, and other
disturbances.
And like with sea
turtle nesting on the
Gulf Coast, Knight, Little
Gasparilla and other local
barrier islands provide
vital habitat for nesting
shorebirds on the Gulf
Coast, Douglass said.
Email: reilly@suni-heraldx.om


TURTLE
FROM PAGE 1
various activities of both
volunteers, wildlife and
the setting, just as he has
done all over the world
for his paintings and
limited-edition books and
prints.
The turtle sketches
accompanying this
article will appear soon
in Seerey-Lester's newest
book, "Tracks in the Sand,
Extracts from John Seerey-
Lester's Turtle Journal,
Vol.. I."
"The book is done
chronologically," he said.
"It is being introduced in
Fort Lauderdale in a few
weeks."
A second volume will
follow because John has
made so many sketches in
12 years of beach walking
with the two women turtle
patrolers.
As the season draws to
a close, the large tracks
of the nesting females are
replaced by the tiny tracks
of hatchlings heading to
the relative safety of the
gulf.
Every nest created on a
Wednesday is inventoried
to see how many turtles
escaped shells and nests,
how many managed to
escape the shells but not


Sarasota's Youth Orchestra,
she was a two-time Young
Artist winner and was invit-
ed to solo with the Sarasota
Orchestra at age 13.
Francesca won a
General Fund scholarship,
a Thelma Cohn scholar-
ship and a Linda Fiore
scholarship. Although she
is a violinist, concertmas-
ter for violin at Pine View
High School and plays
1st violin in the Tampa
Youth Orchestra, she again
performed for Venice
Musicale at the piano.
Last month, she won the
Emeric Lazar Scholarship
competition. Francesca


will use her award to-
ward tuition at Indiana
University's summer music
program.
Jason participates in
a jazz band, a marching
band, a concert band and
a symphonic band. He
annually plays for Relay for
Life and Children's Miracle
Network. Jason will attend
FSU's Piano Institute with
his Linda Fiore and Pat
Gallagher scholarships.
First time contestant
Andrew Bailey, at 10, is the
youngest entrant ever. He
has studied the cello for
six years. When 5, he was
invited to perform with


This roped off area is a sure sign that shorebirds are nesting
on local Gulf beaches. The various bird species are sensitive
to any disturbances.


the nest and how many, if
any, never got out of the
shells.
As long-time volunteers,
Perkins and Seerey-Lester
are also qualified to in-
ventory nests. In doing so,
they have noticed another
turtlism.
"In years when females
dig shallower nests, there
seem to be more storms
that add sand to the
beach," Seerey-Lester
said. "When they dig
deeper nests, it seems the
opposite is true the
storms tend to take sand
away from the beach."
This could prove to be
another interesting thing
to study to see if turtles
might be good weather
predictors. It has already
been proven by DNA and
tagging that female turtles
tend to return to their
natal beach when old
enough to make their own
nests.
One thing is already
well-known. Turtle eggs
incubated in warmer sand
tend to yield more female
hatchlings. Venice beach
sand is the darkest of the
35-mile stretch monitored
by Mote's patrollers, thus
yielding more female
turtles than Siesta Key
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the water, they will hide
out in the seaweed and
begin an adventure of 20
to 30 years during which
they will float south out
of the Gulf of Mexico and
ride currents east past
the Florida Keys toward
the Canary Islands of the
coast of Africa.
When mature and ready
to become parents, they
will ride other currents
back to the Gulf of Mexico
and then make their way
back to the area where
they were hatched.
Males never return to
shore but the females
will return to the beach
where they were hatched,
to make nests and lay
enough eggs to reproduce
themselves.
Studies indicate that
it takes about 2,000 eggs
to produce the one adult
turtle that can replace its
mother and continue the
species. According to esti-
mates there have been sea
turtles since long before
the age of dinosaurs.
Thanks to consci-
entious volunteers,
beach-goers and beach
neighbors who monitor
lights that might shine on
beaches at night, turtles
may continue to inhabit
the earth. Consider
that many are currently


the North East Florida
Suzuki players at a Disney
World Downtown Disney
concert.
He performed with
the Venice Symphony at
its summer music camp
fundraiser and now plays
with Sarasota Youth
Orchestra. He received
General Fund and Thelma
Cohn scholarships.
Monica Gonzalez, so-
prano, won Thelma Cohn
and received General
Fund scholarships. In
high school, she per-
formed in various roles
and solos for professional
operas and chorales.


She has sung the
national anthem at politi-
cal rallies, a Yankee v. Rays
game and at high school
games. Monica will enter
Oberlin Conservatory this
fall.
Carly Grimes, pianist
(who also plays cello),
performed in a variety
of concerts during high
school, won an award
from Sarasota Music
Teachers Association and
entertained at retirement
homes. She will enter the
music program at Pomona
College in the fall.
Tek To has studied piano
for five years. His award


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will go toward tuition
at the Chicago Suzuki
Institute summer camp.
Gabriella Ispaso plays
1 st violin with Pine View
School orchestra and 2nd
violin in TampaYouth
Orchestra. She will attend
summer music camp at
Indiana University.
Most of those winning
named scholarships
thanked the individuals
responsible. Donations to
named scholarships are
always welcome in order
to keep them available
from year to year. For
donation information, visit
VeniceMusicale.org.


PHOTO
COURTESY
OF BARBARA
GRIFFIN
Venice Musicale
scholarship
winners Tek
Ho, piano,
left; Gabriella
Ispaso, violin;
Jason Cooper,
piano; Francesca
Ispaso, piano;
Monica Gonzalez,
soprano; Natasha
Snyder, violin;
Andrew Bailey,
cello. Not shown,
Carly Grimes,
piano.


DRAWINGS COURTESY OF JOHN SEEREY-LESTER


Tracks of a loggerhead turtle indicating a false crawl on June 20, 2002. The turtle came and went
without digging a nest. The drawing wil be featured in Seerey-Lester's soon-to-be-published
book, "Tracks in the Sand, Extracts from John Seerey-Lester's Turtle Journal, VOI. I"


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ACROSS
1 Minor error
6 Catcall
10 Vishnu
incarnation
14 "This Old House"
carpenter Norm
15 Like many a
shoppe
16 Color of Death's
dart, in 'Venus
and Adonis"
17 What an angry
mermaid might
do?
20 Not many
21 Pop's bro
22 Hard to figure out
23 "Baseball
Tonight' airer
25 Not good
26 What an angry
Santa might do?
30 Frozen dessert
franchise
34 PartofNCAA:
Abbr.
35 Don't exist
36 Pong developer
37 Supermodel
Cheryl
39 1860s govt. for
four years
40 Still in bed
41 Accustom
42 Western
Wyoming county
44--Foy, Quebec
45 Tabula : blank
slate
46 What an angry
Humpty Dumpty
might do?
48 Opportunity,
metaphorically
50 Backside
51 Verdict challenge
54 Spot for a facial
56 Pool float
59 What an angry
witch might do?
62 Undecided
63 Smallest Great
Lake by volume
64 Where subs are
assembled
65 _'Pea
66 Actress Meg
67 Skilled
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connectivity
frustrations


By Steve Blais
2 Peek-_
3 Titan who gave
fire to humans
4 Least risky
5 "Unbelievable"
techno-funk band
6 Philosopher
Locke
7 Gas alternative:
Abbr.
8 Former Tonight
Show"
announcer Hall
9 Be strongly
pervaded with
10 Keep apprised of
one's activities,
as a superior
11 Assist with a
crime
12 Chamonix peak
13 Garcia of
'Ocean's Eleven"
18 Pitch-changing
pro
19 Brian who
produced or co-
produced several
Talking Heads
albums
24 Terrible twos, one
hopes
25 Chips-to-be
26 Fan's opposite
27 Turner memoir


CROSS 17


28 Parish head
29 First stage
31 String-pulling
game
32 Ogre
33 "Holy mackerel!"
36 Lennox of the
Eurythmics
38 Elementary level
43 Book club leader
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014

I GOREN BRIDGE

WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS


Q 1 East-West vulnerable, as South,
you hold:
4K987 QJ980 94KQ98

As dealer, what call would you
make?
A This is a pretty good hand and
you could not be seriously faulted for
opening one club. Still, we believe
the minimum requirement for
opening the bidding with only 11
high-card points is a five-card suit.
Pass.
Q 2 North-South vulnerable, as
South, you hold:
8J 10873 'AK95 0 A9#4A9
The bidding:
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST
18 Pass 26 Pass
,>
What call would you make?
A Some game invitation is
mandatory and a game-try bid of
three hearts is perfect. As a bonus,
partner will bid four hearts with four
or more hearts and only three spades
and the superior game will be
reached. Bid three hearts.
Q 3 Neither vulnerable, as South,
you hold:
SA 1063 AK92 0 975324 Void
The bidding:
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST
10 24 Dbl* 34
?
*Negative, values with no clear bid
What call would you make?
A This was only a decent hand
when we talirled. but it has become
much better. Partner's double
suggests the majors and we have both
of them. We would bid three spades,
preparing to bid four hearts should
the opponents compete to four clubs.
We also don't mind four hearts or
even the pick-a-major bid of four
clubs. We only object to pass.


Q 4 Both vulnerable, as South, you
hold:

4Q872VVoid0 1074K1096543


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


WEST


A A one-spade response could find
a spade fit, but this hand looks like it
should play in a club partial unless
partner has substantial extras. The
only way to sign off in clubs is to bid
one no trump now and then three
clubs next. Bid one no trump.
Q 5 Neither, vulnerable, as South,
you hold:

SA 10 Z2 KQ 103 0 Q 10744 K 98

Right-hand opponent opens one no
trump. What call would you make?

A The rich intermediate cards in this
hand would make us consider a
double, but there is no stand-out good
lead. Pass.
Q 6 East-West vulnerable, as South,
you hold:

464 V K 108042 42K Q 10852

As dealer, what call would you
make?

A An opening bid of two clubs is
reserved for very strong hands, so
there is no weak two-bid in clubs.
Therefore, we must open some hands
with good six-card club suits at the
three-level. Bid three clubs.

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celebration of Florida
College System Month.
To celebrate, SCF's
career resource center
hosted a Career Fest April
10 at SCF Venice.
During the event, profes-
sionals and hiring manag-
ers from local companies
met with SCF students to
conduct resume reviews
and mock interviews.
Students also had an
opportunity to practice
their networking skills.
Participating employ-
ers included Adams
Group, Kelly Services,
Northwestern Mutual,
OnQFinancial, South
County Family YMCA,
Tervis and Walgreens.
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student Devon Parris tips to polish his resume at the Career Fest
April 10.


sponsored by the Student
Government Association
at SCF Venice.
For more information
about SCF's career


resource center, email
crc@scf.edu or call 941-
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APRIL 30, 2014


Cadets given scholarships


STAFF REPORT
The Sarasota
Manatee Council of
the Navy League of the
United States honored
this year's top cadets
fromVenice High
School's MCJROTC
and North Port High
School's NJROTC and
gave funds to sup-
port both programs
Wednesday, April 16 at a
luncheon at Plantation
Golf & Country Club.
Capt. Kevin


Kenney, U.S. Navy,
Commanding Officer
of the Navy ROTC unit
at University of South
Florida, was guest
speaker.
The Council, a local
non-profit that sup-
ports the Sea Services
(Navy, Marines, Coast
Guard and U.S. Flag
Merchant Marine) and
youth programs like the
JROTCs, Sea cadets and
Venice Middle Young
Marines, awarded three
$1,000 scholarships and


presented two Theodore
Roosevelt medals to
JROTC cadets from
North Port High School
andVenice High School.
The Navy League's
Theodore Roosevelt
Medal is awarded
to juniors who have
exhibited outstanding
leadership in their
JROTC units.
In addition, the
Council gave $1,000
to each of the JROTC
programs atVenice and
North Port high schools.


PHOTO COURTESY
OF AL BURDA
Local Navy League Council
President Tim Rocklein, left,
NJROTC Cadets Devon Poulos
and Jonah McCrorey, schol-
arship recipients from NPHS;
NJROTC Cadet Johnathon
Meise, Medal Recipient from
NPHS; MCJROTC Cadet Jordan
Lake, Medal Recipient from
VHS; MCJROTC Cadet Sarah
Goguen, scholarship recipient
from VHS; and Captain Kevin
Kenney USN of USF when
the cadets received League
scholarships in April.


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Farm-to-School grant on


school district's table


Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bennett, of Venice, Fla.,
announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie
Ann, of Austin, Texas, to Cameron Glenn Bennett,
of Austin. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel
Bennett, also of Austin.
The bride-elect is a graduate of the University of
South Florida in Sarasota, Fla., where she majored
in elementary education.
The bridegroom-to-be graduated from Texas
Christian University and majored in entrepreneurial
management.
The wedding will take place on Sept. 26 in
Dripping Springs, Texas.

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Joan and Bill Goodwin, of Hastings-on-Hudson,
N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter,
Mary McCarthy Goodwin, to Colin Mackenzie
Walker, son of Brooke Elias, of Venice, and Andrew
Walker, of Sarasota.
Colin is the grandson of Gus Elias, of Venice, and
a 2005 Pine View School graduate.
Mary and Colin met atVassar College in
Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and graduated in 2009.
The future bride is currently completing her
master's in mental health counseling at New York
University. The future groom is a film and theater
actor based in New York City.
The wedding is planned for June 28 in Sarasota.


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By AUDREY BLACKWELL
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR

It's not often a school
district gets a special grant
that only a handful of
other schools in the nation
received.
But that is the case for
Sarasota County School
District when they recently
received a Farm-to-School
Implementation grant from
the U.S. Department of
Agriculture.
Only eight school districts
in the nation received the
grant.
The $100,000 grant
funding will be used over the
next two years to enhance
existing programs that bring
local produce to school
cafeteria menus, a press
release said.
Food and Nutrition
Services Director Beverly
Girard has been serving local
produce in county public
schools since 1996. The
March 2014 menu featured


14 Florida-grown products,
including cabbage, celery
green beans, oranges,
peppers, yellow squash,
zucchini and strawberries.
"Farm to School is a revo-
lutionary step in promoting
health in our schools with
fresh, locally grown foods,"
Malory Foster, Food and
Nutrition Services Farm-to-
School liaison, said in the
release.
"We recognize the value
of fresh whole foods as the
foundation of a nutritious
diet, the decline in nutrients
and flavor during shipping
and storage time, and the
importance of establishing
good eating habits at a
young age for a lifetime of
healthy eating and chronic
disease prevention."
One way the Farm-to-
School program helps
students appreciate and
enjoy fresh foods is by
providing hands-on oppor-
tunities through promoting,
encouraging and nurturing
school gardens.


"We have been working
with UF Extension to
support school-garden
leaders with gardening tips,
plant selection, gar-
den-to-cafeteria food safety
and assistance with garden
planning," said Foster.
In a statement about the
national Farm-to-School
grants, U.S. Secretary of
Agriculture TomVilsack said,
"In rural and urban com-
munities across the country,
Farm to School is teaching


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from and how it gets to
their plate, and encouraging
them to make healthier food
choices in the cafeteria and
at home.
"Farm to School pro-
grams are an investment
in the health of our nation's
children and in the vibrancy
of rural economies."
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PHOTOS BY FRAN VALENCIC


Second-grade students from Island Village Montessori School start the program at the Relay for
Life. Each year they energize everyone with a song.


Nicholas Hales checks out the luminaries. He was one of the
students who decorated the luminary bags. He wears the
colorful Student Leadership Academy team shirt and is ready
for the purple walk around the track wearing his purple hat.


Students from the Student Leadership Academy decorated
hundreds of luminaries for the Relay for Life. This one was
in memory of Joe Russo, who played the saxophone with the
Venice Concert Band.


Jennifer Speer sings "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" at the
Survivors Dinner at the Relay for Life. While in cancer
treatment this year, Jennifer continued to teach Bible
classes and never missed a beat. Bravo.


Diana Shepler carried the
banner for Taylor Ranch
Elementary School at the
Relay for Life. Diana teaches
third grade and is one of eight
cancer survivors at the school.
Several worked their campsite.

Left: Venice High School
Interact Club member Sierra
Morandi serves dinner to
survivors at the Relay for Life.
Pasta and meatballs were
prepared by the Italian Amer-
ican Club, salad by Bonefish
Grill, rolls from Walmart and
cake from Publix. Special
thanks to these businesses.
Thanks to the Interact Club for
their volunteer time.


Cancer survivors, supporters made our hearts


sing


FRAN VALENCIC


Love filled the air as c
survivors circled the tra
for the Survivors Walk a
the Relay for Life. CamF
members applauded, bl
bubbles, passed out bea
and gave their time to le
survivors know, "We're i
together."


The Relay began with the
traditional song from the
Island Village Montessori
students singing, "1,2,3 You
Can Count on Me. 4,3,2, I Can
Count on You." Each year,
these boys and girls and their
teachers make our hearts sing.
Sue Long told about her
husband who died 13 days
____ after his lung cancer diag-
nosis. She got involved in
Relay as therapy. She said she
cancerr admired the survivors for their
ck courage.
t In October, she heard the
site words, "You have cancer."
lew Hers is in the sinuses. She is
ids 1 of 2 in a million. She's had
et several surgeries, radiation
n this and skin grafts.
Thanks to the American


Cancer Society, she was able
to stay at Hope House next to
Moffitt during radiation. Sue
proudly wore her purple shirt
as she led the Survivors Walk.
Her treatment hasn't stopped
her from being on the Relay
committee.
The list is long. Trina Akers,
the event chair, and Sandy
Wilnink, the survivor dinner
chair, are survivors. Many
young people wore plastic
badges around their necks
with photos of grandmas and
grandpas and parents who
died of cancer or who are
survivors.
That tells their story. It's
why they come after school to
the Relay, stay all night and at
8 a.m., clean up and many of


them go to work.
This survivor is grateful.
Thank you.

Bravo
Three cheers to the
MainStreet merchants who
painted the town purple by
decorating their windows in
purple before the Relay for
Life. You have the Venice spirit.

Some of our best
The special people of this week
are the Relay for Life teams
made up of hundreds who
participated in some way in this
special event to raise funds for
the American Cancer Society.
This organization provides


services for people in cancer
treatment free of charge. If you
donated, got a haircut, bought
a candy bar or came to the
Relay, give yourself a pat on
the back.
Hugs to the students of
various schools in town. Your
fundraisers, campsites, crazy
costumes and dedication to the
cause reflect your loving hearts.
You rock.
All Relay for Life workers
and participants and cancer
survivors 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.


New Zealand was represented by the members of the Venice
High School Key Club. They carried a torch for the parade of
countries. Their campsite included a lollipop tree and tie-dyed
sock sales.


Moninna Martone (left) and Samantha Caluzzi led the delega-
tion from Italy with their walk around the track in the parade
of countries.


These dancers represented Bahanapa in the parade of countries
and sold jewelry at their campsite.


The Venice Police Department had a large contingency at the
Relay for Life.


The color guard from the Student Leadership Academy presents
the colors as cancer survivor Jennifer Speer sings the National
Anthem. On stage are committee members and survivors Trina
Aker (left), chair of the Relay and honorary chair, and speaker
Sue Long.


Carmel Seheyhing from Pelican Pointe carries the Olympic Flag
leading the parade of countries. The Relay theme was about
celebrating champions.


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DJ SCUBE STEVE, 8 p.m.- close. Cornhole
contest 8 p.m.- close. Rattler's Old West Saloon,
111 W.Oak St., Arcocio
STEVE ARVEY & KELLY RUCKER, (live
music), Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn
St., Engle/tlool. 941-475-7501.
MICHAEL HIRST, (live music), 6 30 p.m.
9 p.m. Blue Lagoon Restaurant, 2000 Oyster Creek
Dr., Etiglet ool. 941-475-1030.
BLACK VELVETTE, (live music), 6 p.m.-
10 p.m. Englewood Moose Lodge, 55 West Dearborn
St., Englei t-oodl. 941-473-2670.
PAUL NAGEL, (live music), 5 30 p.m.-
8 30 p.m. Ricaltini's, 1997 Kentucky Ave.,
Engleit loodl. 941-828-1591.
DENNY PEZZIN, (live music), 6 p.m.-
9 p.m. Boca Royale Country Club, The 19th Hole
Restaurant, 1601 Englewood Rd., Englei toold.
941-475-6464.
FREE TRIVIA, 7 30 p.m. Pig N Whistle, Placida
Plaza, Gasparilla Rd., Englei toodl. 941-698-0021.
LIVE MUSIC WITH DANE, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
55 Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. Englewood VFW,
550 N. McCall Rd., Englei toodl. 941-474-7516.
JAZZ JAM, 6 30 p.m.- 9 30 p.m. Cactus Jack
Southwest Grill, 3448 Marmnatown Lane, North
Fort A I) ers. 239-652-5787.
PAC BAND, (live music), 7 p.m. No cover. Zig
Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee, 506 S.
1st St., hiniiokolee. 239-658-1313.
CHAKULLA AND ME, (live music), 6 p.m.-
9 p.m. Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Loke
SuZ). 941-627- 3474. Cover charge is canned goods
and nonperishable food items.
BELLY DANCING, 6 45 p.m. Greek Grill
and Gallery, 14828 Tamiami Trail, North Port.
941-423-6400.
KARAOKE, with Mark McKinley. 7 p.m.
10 p.m. North Port Family Restaurant, 14525
Tamiami Trail, North Port 941-426-9885.
KARAOKE, with DJ Rockin'Ray, 8 p.m. Porky's
Roadhouse, 4300 Kings Highway, Po rt Chor lotte.
941-629-2114.
KARAOKE, with Billy G., 6 p.m.- 10 30 p.m.
F. 0. E. Eagles 3296,23111 Harborview Rd., Port
Chorlotte 941-629-1645.
KITT MORAN, (jazz), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. J.D.'s
Bistro Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Chorlotte
941-255-0994.
THE FLASHBACKS/SONNY & SABLE,
(live music), 6 30 p.m. 9 30 p.m. Lake View
Restaurant, 5605 S. McCall Rd., Port Chorlotte.
941-697-9200.
BRIAN LOWE, (live music), 6 p.m. 8 p.m. No
cover, everyone welcome. Port Charlotte Elks, 20225
Kenilworth Blvd., Port Chorlotte. 941-625-7571.
BIG DOGS LIVE TRIVIA CHALLENGE,
7 p.m.- 9 30 p.m. Free to play. Top three teams
share 5100 in gift certificates. Chubby'z Tavern,
4109Tamiami Trail, Port Chorlotte 941-613-0002.


BALLADS, YARNS & RIDDLES, (live
music), 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Pub 32 Irish Gastropub, 8383 S.
Tamiami Trail, Sorosoto. 941 -492-4534.
BANDANA, (live music), 7 p.m. 10p.m.
Pineapple's Island Grill, 133 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice.
941-445-5066.
BAR BINGO, 6p.m.- 8 30 p.m. American
Legion NOVE[ Post 159,1770 Venice E. Blvd.,
Venice. 941-485-4748.
KARAOKE WITH VALLERIE, 5 30 p.m.
9 30. Allegro Bistro, 1740 E. Venice Ave., Venice.
941 -484-1889.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 5 30p.m.-
close. Flanagan's Pub, 761 Venice Bypass, Venice.
941 240-2675.

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Wed. Steve Arvey & Kelly Rucker 71pm
Thurs. Chris O'Leary 7p rM
Fri. Copper Head 1pm
Sat. Mike Imbasciani & Bluez ockerz 7pm

CHRIS O'LEARY, (live musio, Englewoods
on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englei t.ool.
941-475-7501.
BINGO, 7 15 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Play for S1.
Proceeds to benefit children's c charities. Rolonda Elks,
303 Rolonda Blvd. East, Rotion/o. 941-697-2710.
LEMON BAY BARBERSHOP CHORUS,
6 30 p.m. Rehearsal open to the public. Christ Luther-
an Church, 701 N. Indiana Ave., sngleiLt.oocl.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER,6 15 p.m.
Englewood Moose 1933, 55W. Dearborn St.,
Nglei/t.oodl. 941-473-2670.
DENNY PEZZIN, (live musid, 6p.m.- 9 p.m.
Herons Glen Country Club, 2250 Avenida Del Vera,
Suite 100, North Fort AI ) ers, 239-731-4547.
CHICAGO MOB, (live music), 6 30 p.m. No
cover. Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee,
506S. 1st St., immokolee. 239-658-1313.
FREETEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 6 p.m.-close.
Olde World Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami Trail,
Northl PoCrt. 941-426-1155.
KARAOKE, 8 p.m.-I11p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings.
4301 Aiden Lane, North Port. 941-429-9722.
KARAOKE, 6 p.m. Its pasta night at theSons
of Italy, 57.50 for members, and 58.50 for quests.
Sons of Italy, 3725 Easy St., Port Chorotte. Call for
reservations, 941-764-9003.
KARAOKE WITH DJ'DON' QUIEDO,
7 p.m. -10 p.m. The Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami
Trail, Port Chorlotte. 941-629-.3050.
GUITAR ARMY, (live music 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Gilchrist Park, Putnto Gorclo.
PAUL COTTRELL, (live music), 5 30 a.m.-
8 p.m., Muttini Mingle, Pawlasti( Yappy Hour
presented by Salty Paws. Centerstageat Fishermen's
Village, 1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A, Punto
Goidco.
REMEDY, (live music), 8 30p.m. 12 30a.m.
Dean's South of the Border, 130 Tamiami Trail,
Punto Gordlo. 941-575-6100.
FRANK GREATHOUSE, (accoustic jazz),
5 p.m.- 9 p.m. Presseller's Restaurant, 209 W.
Olympia Ave., Putito Gordlo.


GULF COAST BANJO SOCIETY, (live
music), 11 a.m. 130 p.m. Snook Haven Restaurant,
5000 E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-485-7221.
JAZZ IZZ IT, (jazz with Debra, Mike, Ernie and
Randy), 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. The Allegro Bistro, 1740 E.
Venice Ave., lenic-e. 941-484-1889.

* FRIDAY

FRANK AND SAM JAM, (live music),
6 30 p.m. 10 30 p.m. Englewood Eagles 3885, 250
Old Englewood Rd., Englei t.ood. 941- 474 -9802.
LOU FAUST, (live music), 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Nicolas Italian Kitchen Restaurant & Pizzeria,
4343 S. Access Rd., Englei t.ood. 941-474-6195.
TOUCHTUNES KARAOKE, 9 p.m. The New
Faull Inn, 2670 Placida Rd., Englei t.xoodx. 941-697-8050.
JIMMY JAY, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
La Stanza Restaurant, 285 W. Dearborn St.,
Englet.oodl. 941-475-1355.
BINGO, 515 p.m. warm-up with games to
follow at 6 p.m., pks start at 520. Proceeds go to
children's charities. Englewood Elks, 401 N. Indiana
Ave., Englet.ood. 941-474-1404.
TPTS, (live music), 9 p.m. No cover. Zig Zag
Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee, 506 S 1 st St.,
ihnmokolee. 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 30 p.m. Port Charlotte VFW Post 5690,
23204 Freedom Ave., Port Chorlote 941.467.4447.
KARAOKE WITH RON, 7 p.m. John Hall's
Goal Post, 3575 Tamiami Trail, Port Cho lotte.
941-979-9933.
KARAOKE WITH THE CONNECTION,
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Nenmo's Sports Cafe at Bowland, 3192
Harbor Blvd., Port Chorlotte. 941-625-4794.
KARAOKE, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Guests welcome.
Port Charlotte Elks, 20225 Kenilworth Blvd., Port
Chorlotte. 941-625-7571.
CRUIS'IN EDDIE ON KEYBOARD WITH
VOCALS, (live music), 1130a.m.- 130p.m. In
the Cafe at Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port
Chorlotte. 941-625-4175.
LESLIE DACOSTA, (live music), 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Presseller's Restaurant, 209 W. Olympia Ave., Punito
Goidco.
BRUCE & TIKI D, (live music), 5 p.m. 9 p.m.,
Center stage at Fishermen's Village, 1200 West Retta
Esplanade #57A, Putnto Godlo.
NOT GUILTY, (live music), 8 30 p.m.
12 30 a.m. Dean's South of the Border, 130 Tamiami
Trail, Punito Gordlo. 941-575-6100.
KARAOKE WITH DJ JOHN, 9p.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.

* SATURDAY

CRUIZIN'ON DEARBORN CARS&
OLDIES, 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. Free admission. West


Dearborn Street. Entiglei t.oold.
THREE OF A KIND, (live music), 6 30 p.m.
10 30 p.m. Englewood Eagles 3885, 250 Old Engle
wood Rd., Eniglei t.oodl. 941-474 -9802.
MIKE IMBASCIANI & HIS BLUEZ
ROCKERZ, (live music), Englewoods On
Dearborn Restaurant & Bar, 362 West Dearborn St.,
Englet.oodl. 941-475-7501.
LOU FAUST, (live music), 5 p.m. 9 p.m.
Nicolas Italian Kitchen Restaurant & Pizzeria,
4343 S. Access Rd., Englei t.oodl. 941-474-6195.
KARAOKE, 7 p.m. Pig N Whistle, Placida Plaza,
Gasparilla Road, En/glei t.oocl. 941-698-0021.
VERMONT'S EASY STREET, (live Cajun
music) 7 p.m.-9 p.m. The Zydeco Grille, 8501
Placida Rd., EngleiLt.oocl. 941-828-1472.
JIMMY JAY, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. La Stanza
Restaurant, 285 W. Dearborn St., Englei t.ocl.
941-475-1355.
ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST,8 a.m.
10a.m. 55. Englewood VFW, 550 N. McCall Rd.,
Englei t.oocl. 941-474-7516.
BINGO, 1 p.m. VFW, 550 N. McCall Rd.,
Englei t.oocl. 941-474-7516.
X-FACTOR, (live music), 4 p.m. No cover. Zig
Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee, 506 S.
1st St., i7inokolee. 239-658-1313.
TPTS, (live music), 9 p.m. No cover. Zig Zag
Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee, 506 S. 1st St.,
/ii7oko lee. 239-658-1313.
TROP ROCKS FOR THE VIETNAM
MEMORIAL WALL, Bring lawn chairs,
Chinese auctions, 50/50, door prizes, live music.
Fundraiser for Vietnam Wall Memorial being built
at [aishley Park. Event is at Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW
Riverview Cir., Loke Suz). 941-627-3474.
DOO WOP DENNY, (live music), 7 p.m.
10p.m. The Saltwater Cafe, 1071 Tamiami Trail,
Nokomits. 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, Nor th Port.
941-429-1534.
NORTH PORT FARMERS/CRAFT
MARKET,8a.m.- 2 p.m. 14942 Tamiami Trail,
North Port. 941-240-6100.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
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KITT MORAN, (jazz), 7 p.m. 10 p.m.J.D.'s
Bistro Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Chorlotte.
941-255-0994.
KARAOKE, Port Chadorlotte VFW Post 5690,23204
Freedom Ave., Port Ch lo[[te. 941.467.4447.
KARAOKE WITH THE CONNECTION,
9p.m. 1 a.m. Nenmo's Sports Cafe at Bowland, 3192
Harbor Blvd., Port Chorlotte 941-625-4794.
KARAOKE WITH DJ'DON'QUIEDO,
9p.m. 1 a.m. Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail,
Port Chorlotte. 941-629-3055.
THE GOLDTONES, (live music), 6 30 p.m.
9 30 p.m. Portofino Restaurant, 23241 Bayshore Dr.,
Port Chorlotte. 941-743-2800.
PRIDE FEST, 12 p.m. 6 p.m. Entertainment by
Nexxlevel, Zombie University, Kate Keys plus live DJ.
Food, drinks, local vendors onsite. Walking prom-
enade begins at 11 a.m. on the Harbor Walk from
Gilchrist Park to Laishley Park. Admission is 55. Event
is at Laishley Park, Punito Gordlo.
PUNTA GORDA FARMERS MARKET,
8a.m. 1 p.m. Taylor Street and W. Olympia Avenue,
Punoto Gordco.

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FRENZ, (jazz duo), 5 p.m. 9 p.m. Presseller's
Restaurant, 209 W. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda.
ST CREDIBLE, (live music), 8:30 p.m. 12:30a.m.
Dean's South of the Border, 130 Tamiami Trail,
Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100.
GIRL SCOUT FASHION SHOW, (live music),
1 p.m.- 3 p.m., Center stage in Fishermen's Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A, Punta Gorda.
MICHAEL HIRST, (live music), 5 p.m. 9 p.m.,
Center stage in Fishermen's Village, 1200 West Retta
Esplanade #57A, Punta Gorda.
THE FLASHBACKS/SONNY & SABLE,
(live music), 7 p.m. -10 p.m. The Allegro Bistro, 1740

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VENICE FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m.-
noon. On Tampa Avenue, between Nokomis and
Nassau avenues in Historic Downtown Venice.
Local produce, plants, flowers, crafts, jewelry,
soaps, imported oils, seafood, pastries and more.
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, Cape Coral.
239-829-0606.
BLUE PLATE DINNER, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. $6.
Karaoke from 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. VFW, 550 N. McCall
Rd., Englewood. 941-474-7516.
BREAKFAST AT ENGLEWOOD ELKS,
8 a.m.-noon. $6.50 all you can eat. Englewood Elks,
401 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood. 941-474-1404.
"ENGLEWOOD'S BEST SUNDAY
BRUNCH;'" 10:30 a.m. 3 p.m. One free
Mimosa, Salty Dog or Bloody Mary with brunch.
Beyond the Sea Restaurant and Supper Club, 3555
S. Access Rd., Englewood. 941-474-1400.
SUNNY JIM, (live music), 2 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy.
941-627-3474. Cover charge: canned goods and
nonperishable food items.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 12:30 p.m. -
4 p.m. Olde World Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami
Trail, North Port. 941-426-1155.
BIG SUNDAY BREAKFAST, 9a.m.-11 a.m.


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potatoes and eggs that you can eat. Along with free
coffee, orange juice and milk for S7 donation. Amvets
Post 312,7050 Chancellor Blvd., North Port. 941-
276-1300.
THE FLASHBACKS/SONNY AND
SABLE, (live music), 11 a.m. 2 p.m. The 2nd Annual
Beach Party Bash fundraiser sponsored by the DAV.
Open to the public. Port Charlotte Beach Recreation
Center, 4500 Harbor Blvd., Port Cho rilotte. 941
6271628.
FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m.- 2p.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
Go-do. 941- 380.6814.
FUSE, (live music), 7 30 p.m. 1130 a.m. Dean's
South of the Border, 130 Tamiami Trail, Punito
Gordo. 941-575-6100.
PORT CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL
JAZZ BAND, (live music 2 p.m.- 4 p.m., Center
stage in Fishermen's Village, 1200 West Retta
Esplanade #57A, Punito Godlo.
BIKER BASH -TRIPLE DOSE, (live
music), 1 p.m. 5 p.m. Tilly's Tap, 3149 Duncan Rd.
Hwy 17, Punito Godlo. 941-505-0898.
BANDANA, (live music), 1 p.m. 5 p.m. Snook
Haven Restaurant, 5000 E. Venice Ave., Venice.
941-485-7221.

* MONDAY

TRIVIA,6 p.m.- 10 p.m. The End Zone, 2411 S.
McCall Rd., Englei Loodl. 941-473 ZONE.
THE FLASHBACKS/SONNY & SABLE,
(live music), 6 30 p.m.- 9 30 p.m. Rotonda American
Legion #113, 3436 Indiana Rd., Rotondio.
MARIACHI BAND, (live music 2 p.m. No
cover. Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee,
506 S. 1st St.,/i7)inokolee. 239-658-1313.
CACH ET, (live music), 8 p.m. No cover. Zig Zag
Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee, 506 S. 1st St.,


Inmmokolee. 239-658-1313.
FREE TEXAS HOLD'EM BY POCKET
ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 6 p.m. -c(lose.
Olde World Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami Trail, Nor h
Port.941-426-1155.
JOYFUL RINGERS, 4 p.m. 6 p.m. The Joyful
Ringers Handbell Choir invites prospective bell ring-
ers 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 residents
are invited to join. North Port High School Music Suite,
6400 W. Price Blvd., North Port. 941-%961-9557.
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, Port Charlotte
VFW Post 5690,23204 Freedom Ave., Port Chor lotte
941.467-4447.
BINGO, 6 p.m. calling starts. Open to the public.
American Legion Post110, 3152 Harbor Blvd., Port
Chorlone. 941-629-7446.
FUN WITH MUSIC, 1 p.m. 3 30 p.m.
Admission is 52. Live musicians and entertainers at
the Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Choclonte.
941-625-4175.
CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION, live
music Claude Day Time, Gashouse Gorillas 7 p.m. to
11 p.m. at Dean's South of the Border, 130 Tamiami
Trail, Punito Godlo. 941-575-6100.
DUAL-SAX RON AND THE HORNETS,
(jazz),5 30 p.m.-8 30 p.m. Allegro Bistro, 1740 E.
Venice Ave., Venice. 941-484 -1889.
VENETIAN HARMONY CHORUS,
6 30 p.m. Join the Venetian Harmony Chorus on
Monday nights for practice and fun at United
Church of Christ, 620 E. Shamrock Blvd.,
Venice. 941-480-1480.
CINCO DE MAYO PARTY, 3 p.m. 9p.m.
Free admission, free nachos and salsa, beer tasting,
DJ, raffles, bounce house. Tomatillo's Fresh Mex,
339 Commercial Court, Venice.

* TUESDAY


JUST DU-ET, (live music), 6 30 p.m.
-.9 30 p.m. Soaring Eagle drawing at 7 p.m. Englewood
Eagles 3885, 250 Old Englewood Rd., Fniglei t-ocx.
%rill 941-474-9802.
fvFREE BLUEGRASS MUSIC, 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
a O C u IWeather permitting, bring lawn chairs, flashlights
R I and coolers. Bay Heights Park, 1000 S. Indiana Ave.,
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KARAOKE WITH AL & MARILN, 6 p.m
9 p.m. Englewoods on Dearborn, 362W. Dearborn St.,
Eg let L oodl. 941-.475-7501.
FREETEXAS HOLD'EM POKER, 7 p.m.
Porky's Roadhouse, 4300 Kings Highway, Port
Cliorlotte. 941-629-2114.
BINGO, 11 a.m. All proceeds beneht the
Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. Port
Charlotte Elks Lodge 2153, 20225 Kenilworth
Blvd., Port Chorlotte 941-627-4313 ext. 115.
NOT GUILTY, (live musiK),8 30 p.m. -12 30
a.m. Dean's South of the Border, 130 Tamiami Trail,
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By DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT
Cinco de Mayo is a very popular holiday in the
United States, even though it is not largely observed
in Mexico.
Instead, it's a date when Mexican-Americans,
and everyone else, celebrate the long relationship
between Mexico and the United States, which was
much improved after thousands of Mexican citizens
crossed the border to help support American troops
after the Pearl Harbor bombing in 1941.
Though many Cinco de Mayo events are usually
focused on libations, Maythe 5th is also a dayto
celebrate Mexican food and culture. And though the
largest of these events are usually held in larger cities,
it seems that no matter where you live, you can find a
Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Here is how some of the local spots will be
recognizing the holiday:
Tomatillo's Fresh Mex, 339 Commercial
Court, Venice, 941-412-4832
Monday, May 5, 3 to 8 p.m.
Free nachos and salsa, DJ spinning music,
raffles, giveaways, free beer-tasting for adults and
a bounce house for the kids.
Mi Pueblo El Restaurante Mexicano
& Cantina, 530 U.S. 41 Bypass, #2A, Venice,
941-486-0005
Monday, May 5,11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
A live band, Mexican dancers, games, a
mechanical bull, rock-climbing wall and taco
and beer stands out in the Brick courtyard. The
restaurant closes at 10 p.m., but outside events
continue until midnight.
Two Senoritas, 1355 Main St., Sarasota,
941-366-1618
Three-day celebration, from Saturday, May 3 to
Monday, May 5.
Two Senoritas is celebrating its 20th anniver-
sary with drink and food specials, and a happy
hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday serving
complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
The Grasshopper El Chapulin,
7253 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 941-923-3688
Monday, May 5
There will be a band playing from 6 p.m. to
9 p.m., and drink specials, such as $3 house
margaritas in flavors like Original, Maui,
Strawberry, Peach and Raspberry.
Chicano's Mexican Restaurant,
1185 U.S. Highway 41 Bypass South, Venice,
941-497-5249
Monday, May 5
Cabo Wabo Tequila girls will be in the house,


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of food and drink specials.
Maria Restaurant, 60 S. Indiana Ave.,
Englewood, 941-460-6063
Monday, May 5
Bud Light draft for $1 and imported beers for
$3. Ten percent off the check for all food items.
Not open for dinner.
Corn padres, 498 West Dearborn St., Apt. 1,
Englewood, 941-475-4010
Monday, May 5
Lots of drink specials and prize giveaways.
La Esperanza, 1900 Tamiami Trail,
Murdock Carrousel Shopping Center, Port
Charlotte, 941-235-3642
Monday, May 5
Enjoy food and drink specials at the restau-
rant, and if you come in prior to May 5th and
take a photo of yourself in front of the Dos Equis
poster, you can come in on Cinco de Mayo, show
your picture and get a free draft beer.
Plaza Mexico Venice, 405 U.S.
Highway 41 Bypass North, Venice, 941-488-0503
Monday, May 5
Live mariachi music and plenty of drink specials
on hand.


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hopper will
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their house
margaritas
in lots of
different
flavors, for $3
on Cinco de
Mayo.


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Mexico Port
Charlotte, 2390
since band Tamiami Trail, Port
at Dean's Charlotte, 941-391-5319
unday, May 4. Monday, May 5
Specials all day and evening
on margaritas and beers.
Dean's South of the Border, 130
Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, 941-575-6100
Sunday, May 4 and Monday, May 5
Two days of fun, with live music from 11 a.m.
to 11:30 p.m. each day, beer bucket specials, $4
house margaritas and promo girls from Captain


Morgan, Grand
S Marnier,aDos
v. Equis and
Corona.
There
will also be a
margarita bar,
featuring
various margaritas at special prices.
Jimmy's Tacos, 318 Tamiami Trail, Punta
Gorda, 941-347-7049
Monday, May 5
There will be food and drink specials for both
lunch and dinner. Check the Facebook page for
exactly what those will be.
Aslo happening on Cince de Mayo at 6:30 p.m.
and on Sunday, May 4, at 1:30 p.m., is the
Charlotte Stone Crabs vs. the St. Lucie Mets at the
Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port
Charlotte. Tickets are $11 or $13.25 each and can be
purchased at the box office. Call 941- 206-3511 for
more information.


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OPENING THIS WEEK
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Runtime: 2 hr. 21 min. I Rated PG-131 For sci-fi
action/violence
Spiderman comes to realize that all of his enemies
have one thing in common: OsCorp.
Walk of Shame
Runtime: 1 hr. 35 min. I Rated RI For language
and some sexual content
An aspiring reporter's dreams of becoming a network
news anchor are compromised after a one-night stand
with a handsome stranger.

MOVIES NOW PLAYING
Brick Mansions
Runtime: 1 hr. 29 min. I Rated PG-131 For
language, frenetic gunplay, drug material, sexual
menace and violence and action throughout
In a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left
from better times now house only the most dangerous
criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police constructed
a colossal containment wall around this area to protect the
rest of the city. For undercover cop Damien Collier every day
is a battle against corruption. For Lino, every day is a fight to
live an honest life.
The Other Woman
Runtime: 1 hr. 49 min. I Rated PG-131 For sexual
references, mature thematic material and language
After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman
tries to get her ruined life back on track, then accidentally
meets the wife her boyfriend has been cheating on.
The Quiet Ones
Runtime: 1 hr. 38 min. I Rated PG-131 For intense


sequences of violence and -
terror, sexual content,
thematic material, language,
and smoking throughout
A university student and some classmates are '
recruited to carry out a private experiment to -'
create a poltergeist.
Heaven Is For Real
Runtime: 1 hr. 50 min. I PG I Thematic '
material including some medical situations
A little boy (Connor Corum) says that he visited heaven
during a near-death experience and tells his astonished
parents (Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly) about things he
couldn't possibly know.
Transcendence
Runtime: 1 hr. 59 min. I PG-131 ISci-fi action and
violence, some bloody images, strong language
A terminally ill scientist downloads his mind into a
computer. This grants him power beyond his wildest
dreams, and soon he becomes unstoppable.
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.
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium 12, 2111 S.
Tamiami Trail, Venice. Phone: 941-408-9237.
AMC Sarasota 12 8201 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota,
in the Sarasota Square Mall. Phone: 941-922-4900.
Regal Cinemas Hollywood Stadium 20-
1993 Main St., Sarasota. Phone: 941-365-2000.
AMC Merchants Crossing 16 -15201 N. Cleveland
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rss Racing to help the
homeless in Charlotte County


The Chi'lorte Ccorcv Homenless Coalition is a registered 501(c)3
.'.ith che IRS Renisc, tcior. CH2328


The 4th Annual CCHC Derby is off and running! Our Kentucky Derby themed fundraising campaign challenges our supporters and volunteers
to raise funds through events and activities held throughout the county. This campaign raises vital operating funds to support the services and
programs provided by the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. Please show your support by cheering on our hard-working teams!


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TOURS of the Homeless
Coalition for CCHC Derb
Spirit Points
Wednesday, April 30th -
Friday, May 2nd starting at 9am
Homeless Coalition Shelter
1476 Kenesaw St,
Port Charlotte
Tours of the Homeless Coalitic
facility include the dining
room and kitchen, executive
offices and food pantry, the
shelter community rooms,
sleeping accommodations
and temporary family shelter.
Please make an appointment
by callingTina Figliuolo at
941.627.4313 ext. I 18 or
email her at tina.figliuolo@
cchomelesscoalition.org and
specify the Derby team you
wish to be credited.

Derby Victory Party
Saturday, May 3rd
4:30pm to 7:30pm
Isles Yacht Club
1780 West Marion Ave,
Punta Gorda

Our 4th Annual Derby
Campaign is wrapping up
with aVictory Party and
live viewing of the 140th
Kentucky Derby. We've
worked passionately and the
community has responded.
Please join us in celebrating
a rewarding campaign with
delicious food, raffles, casino
and horsy styles games, and
let's not forget specialty
derby drinks. Derby
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from 4:30 7:30 pm

Isles Yacht Club
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The Homeless Coalition's 4th Annual CCHC DERBY is racing
to the finish line with a Victory Party and viewing
of the 140th Kentucky Derby!
We have all worked hard and the community has reached out to us like never before.
Please join us in celebrating another successful campaign!
Ladies create an over-the-top Kentucky Derby hat and don your pearls and gloves!
Gentlemen get ready to party in those flashy colors and seersucker suits!
We will have Derby-themed Food, Lively Derby Games, Casino-style Games
& Raffles and Specialty Derby Drinks.
Live Big Screen Viewing of the Kentucky Derby
Derby Victory Party tickets are free for Trainers and their team of Jockeys.
Guests are welcome and can purchase tickets for $30 each.

JRacing Commissioner Tina Figliuolo
_________ at (941) 627-4313 x118 or email
R Actethms hoCtina.figliuolo@cchomelesscoalition.org.
Racig to hel.p the homeless in Charlotte County


or non-members. For more
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Burgundy Square Cafe -'Your home away from home'


E iC April 30- May 6, 20lI4


By DEBBIE FLESSNER
SUN CORRESPONDENT
The year 2013 was a very good year for Chuck
Cyr's Burgundy Square Cafe in Venice. At the Venice
Gondolier's Best of Venice awards, the restaurant
won five honors: Best Breakfast, Best Lunch, Best
Homestyle Cooking, Best Cafe and Best Overall
Restaurant.
Cyr said it doesn't get much better than that.
"I knew when we got the first three, there was no
way we wouldn't get "Best Overall Restaurant, too,"
he said.
But for a longtime restaurateur like Cyr, it's not all
about the accolades it's about the food. From the
time he opened his first restaurant in Maine in 1985,
he has strived to create a menu full of genuinely tasty
food that appeals to a large audience of diners.
After serving only breakfast and lunch upon
opening the Burgundy Square Cafe in 2011, Cyr has
since expanded to include dinner selections, many
of them traditional comfort foods. Diners can choose
from entrees like New York Strip Steak Dinner, Penne
A La Vodka, Pork Chops, Veggie Stir-Fry, and the one
Cyr says is probablythe most requested one of all.
"The Meatloaf Dinner is our best-seller," he said.
"We make about 20 pounds of it a day."
Though the actual menu contains dozens of choic-
es for each of the three meals, Cyr still runs three or
four specials every dayfor both breakfast and lunch
and another five for dinner. He said he especially
loves creating seafood specials because there are so
many ways to prepare it and it's just so versatile.
Cyr said that one of his most requested items is a
dressing that he makes, and that he has never seen
served anywhere else.
"It's a crabmeat, horseradish dressing," he said. "It


SUN PHOTOS BY DEBBIE FLESSNER
Chuck Cyr is the owner/chef of the Burgundy
Square Cafe.


The Burgundy Square Cafe has plenty of seating both inside and outside in the breezeway.


The Burgundy Square Cafe has only been in
Venice for three years, but is one of the most
popular restaurants on the island.
goes on our house salad, but is also good on a roast
beef sandwich, or on anything else."
Besides delighting the taste buds of his diners, Cyr
also likes to use his culinary skills to help out in the
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Laughter, sorrow and hope in 'The Fourposter'


By CHRIS KOURAPIS
SUN CORRESPONDENT
Dutch playwright Jan de Hartog's "The
Fourposter" about Agnes and Michael's journey
from newlyweds to empty nesters continues to
attract and delight audiences.
After all, couples whose marriages span 35
years or more must survive heartbreak and chal-
lenges, but how well do these marriages survive?
That's a question worth pondering.
"The Fourposter" is a two-person comedy, and
that in itself is a very difficult one to cast," accord-
ing to Lemon Bay Playhouse Director, Ron Bupp.
"I've directed both Ruth Shaulis, who plays Agnes,
and Jim Walsh, who plays Michael, in last year's
production of 'Born Yesterday', and I knew they
would be perfect for this play. Not only must the
actors in 'The Fourposter' adapt to physical and
mental changes, they're also required to change
costumes, makeup, and hair styles in all six scenes
as the action takes place from 1890-1925."
Stage manager Donna Hadley, with a crew of
10, is faced with a monumental task as well.
"Although the entire action takes place in the
couple's bedroom, furniture and accessories, with
the exception of the fourposter, must be updated
to reflect the changing times," explained Hadley.
"Often this means moving things around in 30
seconds."
The same challenges are faced by Kathy Hudson
and Donna Walters in charge of wardrobe. The
opening scene requires two costume changes,
from wedding attire to night clothes. In the scenes
that follow, five age-appropriate outfits need to
be ready on the spot. Although veteran actor Jim
Walsh has acted for over 12 years at LBPH, Venice


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The actors in "The Fourposter" are Ruth Shaulis '
(Agnes) and Jim Walsh (Michael).
Theater, and The Royal Palm and Charlotte Players,
he has never performed in a two-person play. **
"As a husband and father myself, I'm looking .,
forward to playing the part of Michael. I've faced ,.
firsthand, some of what the character is going
through," said Walsh. "Michael changes from a
nervous groom, to an ambitions husband whose
job supersedes his marriage bond, to an overly G 0 i
protective father. Although this play was first i
produced in 1951, it's still meaningful today." O
Ruth Shaulis has acted in a variety of roles at
LBPH: a not-so-dumb blonde in "Born Yesterday,"
a school mistress and Brothel Girl in "The Good
Doctor," and a plain, faithful secretary in "Don't
Cry for me Margaret Mitchell."
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and what this couple goes through, especially
when Michael's career takes off and Agnes feels OR G arden Dininc
left alone," said Shaulis. "There's tension when
their son gets in trouble and the daughter marries
a man that both parents disapprove of. This is a
funny play, though, and the audience will enjoy
watching Michael and Agnes get through and W TIe,. [
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Dearborn St., Englewood. Curtain times are Tuesday Saturday
7:30 p.m. on weeknights and 2 p.m. for Sunday Indoor Dining or Garden
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SUN PHOTO BY PETER ARATARI


Joe Angelini accepting an award from Larry Taylor at Laishley Crab
House for the Police Department's participation in the Socks for
Kids fundraiser hosted by the Punta Gorda Kiwanis Club.


SUN PHOTO BY PETER ARATARI


Sara Parrett amd Gail Quintanilha enjoying a lunch out at Morales
Cuban Restaurant in Port Charlotte.
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Port Charlotte, did Annabelle Delucca's shampoo and set.


Jack Burns going down the slide at the Fun Center in Port Charlotte.


SUN PHOTO BY PETER ARATARI


Bessy Thomas Bryant and her grandchildren celebrating her 90th birthday party at the Punta Gorda Civic Association Building
in Punta Gorda.


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At right: Proprietors
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nando and Giuseppe
Del Sole sharing a
smile at the new
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Nolan, Ashley, Jesse, and Jesse Jr Black enjoying a family outing
at the Suncoast BBQ Bash in Venice.


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Riley Burns going down the inflatable side at the Fun Center in
Port Charlotte.


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Jamie Ogden, Jimmy Goodis, and Eddeana Barreto celebrating
their birthdays at Ogden's Office during a birthday party event in
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Venice Theatre presents touching drama based on John Merrick's life


E iC April 30- May 6, 20lI4


PROVIDED BY VENICE THEATRE

A new production of"The Elephant Man,"
the 1979 Tony Award-winning drama by
Bernard Pomerance, opened on Venice Theatre's
MainStage Tuesday, April 29, and runs through
Sunday, May 11.
Based on the life of John Merrick, who was
severely disfigured, The Elephant Man focuses
on Merrick's transformation from a freak show
curiosity to a friend of 19th century London's
aristocracy.
Performances of"The Elephant Man"are at
8 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m.
on Sunday. Regular-priced tickets are $25-$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.
Discounted rates are available for groups of 20
or more. The theatre is also offering a first-week
special rate of $20 through Sunday, May 4.
"The Elephant Man" refers to the derogatory
description given to Merrick (played by Venice
newcomer Matt McClure) by his sideshow
promoters. The play opens with scenes of him on
display in a London store front, then at a carnival
sideshow in Belgium. After being mistreated,
abandoned and left helpless, he is eventually
admitted to London's prestigious Whitechapel
hospital under the care of celebrated physician
Frederick Treves (played by Steven O'Dea).


Merrick is introduced to London society and
evolves from an object of pity to an intelligent
and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati.
Peter Ivanov directs Venice Theatre's produc-
tion. He has stressed the importance of focusing
on the play's themes of love and compassion, es-
pecially that of the character Mrs. Kendal. Kendal
(played by Kelly Wynn Woodland) is an actress
who develops a friendship with Merrick. She is


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E/N/C/. April 30- May 6, 201i4


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Theater fans have their work cut out this time
of year.
Choosing what to see in the coming season
is no easy task given all the choices here on the
Cultural Coast.
Even if you concentrate on just one theater such
as Venice Theatre, there are seven ticket plans: the
Golden ticket, MainStage, Flex Pass, Winter Pass,
X-Treme Pass, Generations, Cabaret and Stage II.
The MainStage option consists of shows like "The
Full Monty,""Mary Poppins"and"The Miracle


Worker."These are shows that have proven popular
with audiences nearly everywhere. Those who
want something a little different, possibly edgier
but not necessarily, may enjoy a subscription to
Stage II shows. Next season, that series includes
"God of Carnage,""By the Way, Meet Vera Stark,"
"Road to Nirvana,"and"Next to Normal."
The theater's three-show Generations series
is a favorite of many. It includes Charles Dickens
"A Christmas Carol" with Eric Watters as Scrooge.
Venice Theatre's version is the most popular in the
area with music by the late E. Susan Ott and lyrics
by Scott Keys.


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Four cabaret shows offer musical
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Call 941-351-8000 or visit AsoloRep.Org.
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Englewood's Lemon Bay Playhouse offers
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The Charlotte Players has been entertaining
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or visit CharlottePlayers.Org.

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EVENTS THIS WEEK GO


ENGLEWOOD


Italian artist gallery on display
An Italian artist known as "Penelope" is fasci-
nated how nature can be worked into architecture.
The award-winning artist Chiara Cocchi, who
goes by "Penelope," created a new series of pencil
drawings of local places and things in nature for
her collection "Florida and its nature through the
eyes of an Italian artist."
Penelope's new series is of pencil drawings on
driftwood, bark and palm leaves. She has been an
artist since she was a child. She entered her first
art school at age 24 at the Academy of Fine Arts
of Bologna, Italy. She has had numerous exhibits
in Italy.
Penelope said she wants people to come to the
gallery because she has "transformed the land-
scape around Sarasota and Englewood through a
very special technique"that involves drawing on
driftwood, bark and palm leaves.


The exhibition will be at the Ringling Museum
of Art and Ringling's Englewood Art Center, 350
S. McCall Road, through May 8. The center is open
from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturdays.
For more information about Penelope, log onto
www.penelopearts.com. For more information
about the art center, call 941-474-5548.

PORT CHARLOTTE

Local artist exhibits his work
Mark Preuss, well-known Punta Gorda artist,
will exhibit his large canvases at the Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship, 1532 Forrest Nelson,
Port Charlotte from May 1 through June 15.
Everyone is invited to the free opening reception
from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the
Fellowship Gallery.
Preuss, born in Germany, studied architectural
design and worked for many years creating art


for videos, films, and off-Broadway theater in New
York City. In the'90s Preuss began showing his
paintings of abstract nudes, winning awards in
New York, Germany, and Southwest Florida.
He currently has a studio at the Punta Gorda
Artisans Atelier on W. Olympia Avenue where
his large, brushy, colorful work is created and
displayed.

'Starts of Vegas' tribute at Visani
Visani is proud to announce that Greg Rini and
Tim Goodman will be performing a special "Stars
Of Vegas"tribute show on Tuesday, May 6. This
special tribute show includes dancing, comedy
and strong live vocal recreations of legendary
superstars Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Elvis
Presley, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Englebert
Humperdink, Tommy James, Frankie Valli, Motown,
Beatles and a lot more.
Greg is a national touring artist delighting
audiences all across the U.S. including Las Vegas,
Chicago and the East Coast.


Musical arrangements for this special show
are by local favorite Tim Goodman, affectionately
known in the music industry as a road and studio
sausage, meaning Tim has spent over 35 years on
the road and in the recording studio honing his
skills as a musician/arranger.
The diversified demands of legendary artists
and producers allowed Tim to become accom-
plished at all styles of music. Tim has toured
extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico
and Japan, and has shared the stage with such
greats as Bobby Vinton, Lou Rawls, Danny & The
Juniors, Harold Betters, The Pittsburgh Steelers
Jazz Band and many more.
Visani will be selling tickets for the show as a
complete dinner and show package. Tickets can
be ordered by calling 941-629-9191. Doors open
for dinner and cocktails at 5 p.m. Showtime is at
7:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.visani.net,
or call 941-629-9191. Visani is located at 2400
Kings Highway, Port Charlotte.


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G O LIVE MUSIC


Top of Billboard Chart
1962 -"Good Luck Charm"
by Elvis Presley
1972 -"The First Time Ever I Saw Your
Face" by Roberta Flack
1982 -"I Love Rock'N'Roll"
by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Made in Florida
Pop singer/songwriterJohnnyTillotson was born
in Jacksonville and raised in Palatka, Florida. He had
14top 40 hits between 1960 and 1965, including
"Poetry in Motion,"'WithoutYou,"lt Keeps Right On

.... .... ...


A-Hurtin"and "Talk BackTrembling Lips"
Miami's Gloria Estefan and her band, the
Miami Sound Machine, have had great success
since the early 1980s. The Cuban-born singer/
songwriter/actress has won seven Grammy
Awards with her Latin and crossover sound.
The Classics IV, a band with five top 40 hits,
from 1968 to 1972, were from Jacksonville.
DennisYost was lead singer for the group whose
top songs were"Spooky,""Stormy"and "Tracy'."
The Outlaws were a group from Tampa whose
southern rock-flavored hits include"There Goes
Another Love Song"and "(Ghost) Riders in the
Sky,"a rocking version of an old country song.



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Last week, the trivia question asked:
Name the two female singers in'60s folk-pop group The Mamas & the Papas.
Answer: Cass Eliot & Michelle Phillips.
The first reader to get it right was

Jack Harlin of Lake Suzy.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: Name the'70s soft rock band from Georgia whose two
biggest hit singles were "So Into You" and "Imaginary Lover."
Ifyou think you have the right answer, email it to upbeat@sun-herald.com no later
than noon this Friday, and we'll publish your name as the winner with the correct
answer in next week's issue of Let's Go! Please include your name and city.


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Silent Auction and Raffle to win Bucket of Cheer and Pinata Full of Prizes
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GO EVENTS THIS WEEK


PUNTA GORDA

Charlotte County Pride Fest
moves to Punta Gorda
The Charlotte County Pride Fest, which drew
more than 1,000 to its inaugural Pride Fest last
June, has planned this year's Pride Fest for
Laishley Park waterfront park in Punta Gorda.
The event will be held from noon to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 3. Entertainment will be by
Nexxlevel, Zombie University and Kate Keys, plus
a live DJ by Mac's Sound Machine. Food and drinks
will be available, and local business vendors will
be on-site.
There will be a free rapid HIV testing lab.
CHAPS will be on-site accepting food and personal
hygiene donations.
A walking promenade will begin at
11 a.m. on the Harbor Walk from Gilchrist Park to
Laishley Park. Participants are encouraged to wear
your brightest colors, carry your rainbow flags,
and show your pride. Admission to the festival is


a $5 donation.
For more information, contact Carrie Egbert
at 941-304-3505, email cmj@charlottecounty
pridefl.org or visit www.charlottecountypridefl.org.
Dining to make a difference
Joining friends for a good meal is something
that many of us enjoy and, it is even better if
you know you are making a difference in your
community by simply dining. The Charlotte
Harbor Environmental Center, or CHEC, has become
part of the Ruby Tuesday Community GiveBack
Program.
This GiveBack program allows CHEC to receive
20 percent of the net sales from people who
present a CHEC GiveBack flyer to their Ruby
Tuesday server on May 2, 3 or 4. The Ruby
Tuesday participating with CHEC is located at
1441 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. The Ruby
Tuesday GiveBack flyer can be downloaded from
CHEC's Facebook page or website, www.chec
florida.org/.
CHEC is a nonprofit whose mission is to raise


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kickback night for Leadership Charlotte
A; an early ;alute to iro: (r,,: de Mayo, OQd}eri
Office Bar LouriQe in d,:l,'ri:rli, n unrila Gorda
vvill be h:'imir a uindrai;,er f,:,r the Leader.;hip
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By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
If it can be grown in central Florida as well as
most of our cultural coast north and south of Venice,
there probably is a collection of that species at Leu
Gardens in Orlando.
Considered to be in planting zone 9b (Coastal
Venice southward is zone 10), Leu Gardens has too
many collections of various species to list in one
brief road trip story. The planting zone makes Leu
Gardens especially unique. Plants suitable for the
warmer Gulf Coast of Florida seem to flourish there
as readily as plants more often seen to the north
such as in Georgia or the Carolinas.
Leu Gardens contains a spectacular rose garden,
one of the largest collections of azaleas in the
south, even more camellias, banana varieties that
include vanilla ice cream and peanut butter, brome-
liads, bamboo as large as 5 inches in diameter and
in several colors, wetland plants and flowerytrees.
Dating to the time when the Leu family was in
residence, the camellia collection numbers more
than 2,000 plants and an additional 230 cultivars
can be found throughout the gardens. Some could
still be in bloom earlythis month. The collection
is considered on of the"largest documented
collections in the southeast."
Some 400 species of palm trees will keep visitors
busy trying to decide their favorites. They can be
found throughout the 50-acre site.
The Butterfly Garden contains plants of various
types that are attractive to moths and butterflies.
Some are nectar plants and some are larval plants
that are attractive to caterpillars. Hummingbirds
and night flying moths also are often found in this
garden.
Strolling through the gardens is reason enough
to head to Orlando. Anytime of year, something will
be in bloom.
Also likely is some special event. Tonight, for
example, April 30, is LunaFest, a celebration of
women through a variety of short films which will
be shown beginning at 8:30 p.m. The gardens open
for the evening at 6:30 p.m. (weather permitting).
List of short films: "Granny's Got Game,""Flying
Anne,"'"Sidewalk,""First Match,""Sound Shadows',"
"Maria Of Many,""Running Dry,""Date With Fate',"
and "Tiny Miny Mag."
Blankets and chairs are recommended and
visitors may bring picnics and alcohol to this special
event but not for normal daytime visits. Tickets are
$10 for Leu members and $15 for the public. Visit:
123signup.com/event?id=dyfct.
Friday night, the gardens will host Date Night,
weather permitting, and show the film, "A Streetcar
Named Desire."The gardens open at 6 p.m. and the
film will be shown at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $6
for adults $3 for children. Admission is collected at


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SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
Lighted topiaries add magic to the night at
Epcot's annual Flower & Garden Festival.
the door. The Dixieland Food Truck will be on-site
beginning at 6 p.m. or you may bring a picnic as
above plus chairs or blankets.
For a daytime visit, allow at least half a day to
explore that many gardens and the turn-of-the-
century Leu House Museum located at the center of
the property. The home and gardens were donated
to the city of Orlando by Harry P. and Mary Jane Leu
in 1961. The house is open for tours on the hour and
half hour from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Gardens are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Who should home buyers trust with one of the most
important (and expensive) decisions of their lifetime?

Here are the top 10 criteria to consider when selecting a
real estate agent to best represent and assist you in the
purchase of your next property:

1. Experience-Work with a licensed real estate
professional that has been practicing for at least five years.
An agents' level of experience is usually what determines
where you buy and how much you end up paying!

2. Education The entry barriers to the real estate industry
are relatively low. More than 50% of licensed agents fail the
Florida real estate exam the first time and can take the
exam as many times as they need to until they eventually
pass.

3. Exclusive Buyer Agents Only! When you find a home
of interest, it is tempting to call the agent whose name is on
the yard sign or MLS. But the agent who lists the property
works for the seller, not you! You need an Exclusive Buyer
Agent or EBA, who works for a brokerage that does not
take listings. Be sure to find a real estate company, like
True Real Estate, that ONLY works with buyers!

4. Representation Most brokerages in Florida act as
"Transaction Brokers", meaning they represent the
transaction itself, not you. While many home buyers may
think that their agent is acting solely in their best interest,
this is true less than 5% of the time. In Florida, all licensed
real estate professionals who actually represent consumers
must act as "Single Agents".

At True Real Estate, we always act as Single Agents. This
means we have fiduciary duties the buyer and
actually represent you with 100% loyalty and confidentiality.


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5. Certifications and Designations iang o:n i,:p :fI
your business through continuing education is key to
becoming an expert in your field. William True has earned
more professional certifications and designations than
any other real estate professional in the State of Florida
including:

*ABR Accredited Buyer Representative
*ABRM Accredited Buyer Representative Manager
*BPOR Broker Price Opinion Resource
*AHWD At Home with Diversity
* CIPS Certified International Property Specialist
* CLHMS Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
* CNHS Certified New Home Specialist
* CNE Certified Negotiation Expert
* CRB Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
* CRS Certified Residential Specialist
* e-PRO Online/Internet Real Estate Professional
* GRI Graduate, Realtor Institute
* RCC Residential Construction Certified
* RSPS Resort & Second Home Property Specialist
*SFR Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource
*SRES Senior Real Estate Specialist
* TRC Transnational Referral Certification
*BAC- Brilliant Agent Certified

6. Full Time Professionals We are full time
professionals. To keep us on our toes, we get lots of
practice by representing and educating home buyers!
Agents' who only handle a few deals per year or practice
part-time do not sufficiently stay current. Make sure your
agent is a full time real estate professional!

7. REALTOR vs Licensed Real Estate Agent -
Individuals that pass the Florida Real Estate Exam
become licensed to assist others in the business of real
estate. Then, if they so choose, licensed professionals
can join the National Association of REALTORS in
which they swear to abide by the NAR's Code of Ethics
and gain access to the Multiple Listing Service or MLS.
It is highly recommended.

8. Local Knowledge An agent needs to reside in their
community for at least a decade to really know
the ins and outs and maintain "local" status. At True Real
Estate, we leave no stone unturned. We are
extraordinarily proficient with community knowledge and
can consistently offer insight helpful to your home buying
process.


9. No "Brokerage Fees" or Contracts Most real estate
companies charge home buyers an "administrative fee" or
"brokerage fee". At True Real Estate, we charge you nothing.
Like our competitors, our commission is paid by the seller. So
our Five Star service is always free to you, the While most
Exclusive Buyer Brokerages require you to sign a contract
obligating you to use their services, at True Real Estate, we
are so confident in our abilities, that you will never be asked
to sign anything that is not in your best interest. After all, that
is our job!

10. Personal Traits People work with who they like and
think will do the best job! William True is an Advanced PADI
Open Water SCUBA diver and former US Coast Guard
licensed Captain. True enjoys the Florida lifestyle and has
lived here for over 25 years. His interests include teaching,
traveling, investing in real estate, windsurfing, boating and
his three Labrador Retrievers.

Call William True at (941) 284-4004
to get started today!



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SARASOTA $185,000 o Serenata Condominiums Resort & Lifestyle

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STONEYBROOK OF VENICE -The "Newport" model is spacious/ J UST $100,000- Large 3 BD home includes a spacious kitchen
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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,
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MAINTENANCE FREE! Gorgeous, Light and bright fullyfurnished
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SHANE STEWART


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
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RADES in this on Intracoastal. Nice lanai Well maintained 2/2/2 POOL And remember for
sf 3/2/2/split overlooking pool to your own home with LAKE view. 15years now,
HARDWOOD floors, Lrg formal
ce space. Large dock & to the water. living room & Florida room. "Excellent
It-in bar. 3 Walk across the bridge to Large modern pool cage Service with a
in. walk to Nokomis Beach, Casey Key. w/solar heated pool. Greenbelt Frie with a
huge pool & view across lake w/access to FriendlySmile!"
creek. creek. Bright, clean & priced
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around Covered Porch Decking, 8
Car Garage Horse Countryi Can sell
extra 3 acre parcell


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
blfril MI MTOnRinAI


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


combined in
pool hm This
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ep 2 car gar
C7052409


Al I NI ION BOAI LOVEK5! Enjoy 3ult
access boating to the Gulf of Mexico 2/2
decorated Plush Tropical Oasisl 80ft
Concrete Seawall, Private Dock & Davits
includedI Easy access outl Completely
fenced C7052205 $154,300

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NOTHINGTO DO BUT MOVE RIGHT IN this
Immaculate well designed 2/2 Split 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


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
1 -,^ .n c-.f-nco- ff-i onn


NIL FKIVAI T (ANAL in your own bacK
yard 3 Bedrooms,2 full baths & 2 car
garage in a beautiful wooded setting
Enjoy fishing & privacy from your
screened lanaii 3 sliding glass doors to


offers a formal dining room and tiled 2 car bui
over-sized garage The open Great room
floor plan has plant shelves and high
ceilings, 8 ceiling fans, tiled floors in all la
living areas MLS C7052027 $129,900 1


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



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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 $109,800


KAK I-INU! beautirui canai Tront nome
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


puI L i IIH LI r-I-IT UVFi 1 J I [U in INUI 1 1rn -U L,
for ready for you to move right in This home
FL has been freshly painted throughout with
I laundry room and screened front entry
S MLS#C7052857 $75,800


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Horse Lover's Estate
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8,600 sq. -ft. cedar log mansion,
World-Class horse stables,
Guest houses, Beautiful Lake
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Perfect Family Home in City
3 BR/2 BA home on 1/2 acre.
Includes Family room, Fireplace,
RVparking, &
Alarm system!

Peace River Retreat
10 or20Acres (+/-)
Can be purchased together orseparately.
Includes Flowing Well, Cleared Paths,
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RARE Riverfront Property!


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Punta Gorda/$425,000
Burnt Store Isles waterfront home with sailboat access to the Gulf
ofMexico. Masada Home built in 200' ;1. ..
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Port Charlotte / $139,900
3/2/2 home on quiet, low traffic street. Kitchen includes breakfast bar and
storage pantry. Walk in closets in all bedrooms. Per owners new septic tank
in 2013, roof replaced in 2005 and home was painted in 2013.
MLS#C7047335


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fort unariotte / zo-Liz,ow
Section 15 move in condition pool home. 2/2/2 with living room and
family room. Tile floors, oversized garage, shed and well landscaped
yard with concrete curbing & fence. Public water & sewer.
MLS#C7052464


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Short Sale: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1 Car Garage
home. Convenient to shopping, restaurants etc.
MLS#C7048747


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3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home. Move in condition and fully
furnished. Plus a screened lanai, shed & back yard,
Convenient to the Peace River. 1-75 and Port Charlotte.


Punta Gorda / $849.00 & $1100.00
Commercial office spaces available for
lease in Punta Gorda
MLS#C7054142/#C7053671


SHORT SALE: Vacant lot in Port Charlotte.
Corner of Rebecca and Hammacher
MLS#C7051596


Punta Gorda / $7,000
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CENITURY 21 Almar 8 Associales (941) 485-0021


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CENITURY 21 Almar 8 Associales (941)485-0021


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Direct: (941) 235-5648 Cell: (941) 628-6954 G u
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MLS#C7053464 $114,900 CALL EMILY Lovely pool, lakes, clubhouse and more!
MLS#C7050930 $98,000 CALL EMILY


GREAT LOCATION
Beautiful exterior, lush landscape and inground
Jacuzzi. Open floor plan w/ 3BR, 2BA, vaulted
ceilings & ceramic floors in great room. Spacious
enclosed lanai, master w/walk in closets, 2 sheds.
MLS# C7049742 $144,900 CALL EMILY


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Student Scholarship recipients are pictured above with our
Golf Scholarship Committee members from the Venice Area
Board of Realtors. This year, thanks to a matching contribution
from Senator Nancy Detert, the Board is awarding 20 deserving
students $2,000 each. Scholarship recipients as follows:
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David Holcomb Lisa Fusco Collin Naaman Alexandra Flerlage
Patrick Collins Katie Dunn-Rankin Cassandra Kasmirski
Andre Juliao Taylor Hughes Brenna Steffanni Chase Leonhard
Taylor Hill Deaven Palm Gianna Pecora Olivia Russo
Douglas Orther Carly Grimes Morgan Meadows
Jordan Rosa- Jordan Cunningham
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941 Tamiami Tr, Suite A, Port Charlotte, FL 33953
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counter tops. New carpeting in the Florida room & terrazzo flooring throughout.
MLS#N5784207 $119,900 Call Jim Downing 941-786-2210


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Frank Logan
223-0489
CAPRI ISLE
Townhouse Just minutes
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MLS#N5784120
$129,900
Call Anthony Accardi
941-223-2435


BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPED OVERSIZED 2 BD/2BA/2CG home on waterfront
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patio w/partially fenced back yard. Optional Venice Gardens HOA includes
clubhouse, pool, playground & picnic area.
MLS# N5783846 $207,000 Call Francis Logan 941-223-0489


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heated caged pool, tile roof.
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Pelican Pointe.
Move-in condition
$185,000


LAKEFRONT
Short Sale, 3/2/2.
Pool, Granite, Metal
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$175,000


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$589,900


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3 bath, pool. VWaterfront
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DRASTICALLY REDUCED 1900 SQ FT
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End unit condo. Upgrades include crown
molding, parquet hardwood & marble
flooring. Corian & under counter lighting.
Private master suite w/4jet Jacuzzi tub.
Walking distance to Siesta Key Village.
TRUE ELEGANCE. S599.000


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sliding doors all leading to Lrg lanai
w/beautiful INGROUND POOL. 3/3/
2 fully tiled, open floor plan! 3 Full
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open floor plan 3/2/2 w/pool.
Kitchen w/granite counters, desk &
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Bring all offers. $229,000


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home w/diving board Large home w/
breakfast bar & formal dining room
Fantastic place for the family who likes
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MLS# C7054607 $169,900 MLS# C7054143 $149,900


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MOVE IN CONDITION. Owner has
replaced kitchen cabinets, corian
countertop & sink, new SS refrigerator
& microwave. New roof in 2012, a/c in
2013, hot water tank in 2011, both
baths have been updated, hurricane
shutters, new carpet in 2014. Incredible
value at $209,000
Sue Morgan 941.321.4855


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


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TRIANO ISTRULYATROPICAL
PARADISE. 2 BD, 2 BA condo. Private
entrance & attached single garage.
Enjoy a day at the heated pool w/
beautiful waterfall & water views.
Clubhouse w/exercise room. Triano is
located just moments from Venice
charming downtown & sparkling
beaches. $188,500
Sue Morgan 941.321.4855





























inspired design. 3 BD, 2 BA, 1 car
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maintained community $184,900
Terry Riley 941.492.7831
www.terrencerilev.c om


IIVIIVIALULALI L & IVIUVL IN K12V2Y
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.suesmithsellsvenice.com


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
Brendan Jordan 941-223-6671


OFFICE, first floor condo. Sunny eat-
in tiled kitchen w/bay window.
Custom blinds. Screened lanai & patio
overlook tropical preserve. NewA/C
in 2010, New Hotwater tank in 2012.
One pet allowed. (No weight
restriction for larger dogs). $159,900
Becky Rose 941.223.7316


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.),
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homes of various styles, sizes and colors, a
great opportunity to build a newhome.
$159,000 Terry Riley 941.492.7831
www.terrencerilev.com


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AtLiv1Ual fIAN ftiKt yarn goes WILII
this spacious house. 2 lrg bdrm
2 ba + den & bonus room. Separate
storage house. Easy access for RV
and/or boat. City water.Elec storm
shutters, & security system.
$179,900
Barbara King 941.408.6023


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oversized lot. Newer Roof, A/C system
& hot water heater. Designed for
entertaining. Large master suite &
spacious bedrooms. Covered lanai,
open patio plus covered Spa area.
Hot Tub. $179,900
Nancy Jordan 941.468.5146
Brendan Jordan 941-223-6671


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.
$342,900 Becky Rose 941.223.7316


4 BD, 2 BA, 2 CG, built 2006, Cathedral
ceiling, screen porch, inside utility room,
solar hot water heater, neat & clean,
move-in readyhome in a very nice
neighborhood. Seller has provided a one
year warranty to buyer.
$154,900
Terry Riley 941.492.7831
www.terrencerilev.com


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


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private waterfront community park,
boat ramp & ferry to it's own 1300 foot
deeded Beach. $114,900
Nancy Jordan 941.468.5146
Brendan Jordan 941-223-6671


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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.
$224,900 KimVogel 413.221.4261


Homes, 2bd/2ba Concrete Block
Construction, Shingle Roof, Terrazzo
Floors, City Water, Septic, Well On The
Property, Fenced Backyard, Handyman
Special-Sold "As-Is". Enclosed PorchW/
Storage Room. Yard Shed. NotA Short Sale,
Not A Foreclosure, Local Seller Can Close
Quickly $55,000 Terry Riley
941.492.7831 www.terrencerllev.com


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www.suesmithsellsvenice.com


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. $225,000
Nancy Jordan 941.468.5146
Brendan Jordan 941-223-6671




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updated, 2BD, 2BA, 2nd floor condo
in the private confines of Summer
Green. Single car garage. Completely
remodeled kitchen. Both bathrooms
have been updated. Call to see this
great buy today! $175,000
Mark Floryjanski P.A. 941.468.0830


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Giuseppe WEST COAST REALTY
(Pino) _
Gambo, P.A.
Parlo Italiano
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
overlooking Mission Valley Golf
Course, Exquisitely designed 2-story home
sits on an extended lot and features long
views of the 9th hole. Exceptional property
in an exceptional community! $539,900


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patio in front. Cover,
screen lanai in back
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Priced at $379,900


WATERFORD GOLF AND COUNTRY
CLUB Gated community with
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3BD/2BA/2CG and recently refinished
pool Newer A/C, central
vacuum and more Optional
golfing and country club membership
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3 years in a row 3B D/2BA/2CG private preserve view. Short
with heated pool Nice lake
view with private wooded area walk to clubhouse, pool/spa, tennis
A/C recently replaced and more courts and more. Freshly Painted.
Priced at $399,900 See Virtual Tour. Priced to sell at $166,900


FANTASIC LAKEVIEWS FROM
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pool cage Repiped in 2007 and more
Priced at $274,900


VENICE ISLAND HOME
3BD/2BA/2CG and fully furnished
Recently updated, new plumbing
and more. Great rental history
Ready to move into today or use as
an investment Priced $354,900


LESS THAN 500 FEET TO THE GULF
3BD plus den/3BA/2CG Heated pool
and spa with both solar and heat
pump. Oversized lot 88'x153'.
Beautiful landscaping. Newer A/C
system and some appliances.
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4 BD, 2BA, HEATED POOL HOME
west of Harbor Dr. Nicely upgraded
kitchen with granite, wood cabinets
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driveway and paver pool lanai. Short
walk to the beach and downtown
Venice Ave. $419,900 motivated seller


BEACH FRONT CONDOMINIUM
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floors, all new bathroom and fresh
paint. Enclosed balcony for additional
living space.
Tom Mattas 941-205-2102
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BURNT STORE MARINA $249,000
Upgraded 2/2 end unit condo in gated
community offering the largest private
marina in SW Florida.
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BURNT STORE MARINA$399,900
3/3 wedge unit overlooking Charlotte
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ENGLEWOOD $129,999
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floors. Vaulted ceilings. Close to
beaches & waterway.
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NOKOMIS $188,900
Beautiful 2BR/2BA villa on cul-de-sac
street. Granite counters in kitchen, wood
cabinets, crown molding & more!
Screened lanai.
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3 acre parcel of land nestled amidst
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trees enhance this upland property.
Bring your horses too!
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BURNT STORE MARINA $184,900
Marina view condo with 2BR and 2BA
overlooking the North Basin. Turnkey
furnished plus carport!
Diane Koughan/Tom Mattas 941-661-8580
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BURNT STORE MARINA $319,000
Furnished turnkey 3 bedroom condo
with amazing space! Freshly painted
second floor unit also offers a Ig. sin-
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BURNT STORE MARINA $239,500
3/2/2 home with 1837 sq. ft. of living
area. Large lanai with heated pool, per-
fect for entertaining.
Marine Woosley 941-628-1822
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BURNT STORE MARINA $324,900
Beautifully remodeled ground floor
unit with 3 sided glass enclosed lanai.
Fully furnished.
Diane Koughan 941-661-8580
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Move right in or ready to rent out! Very
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ENGLEWOOD $139,999 ENGLEWOOD $800,00
3 large bedrooms + den, plenty of cabi- Beautiful waterfront home on Forked
nets and work space in the kitchen and Creek in Englewood Isles. Sailboat water
oversized family room in this great canal leading to the ICW, seawalls, boat lift,
home w/2167 sq. ft. of living space! davits, sizeable dock & more!
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NOKOMIS $199,900 NOKOMIS $239,000
Original owner home, rarely used & 2BR+den/2BA/2CG built in 2003 in
never rented. Neutral colors, granite the gated community of Venetian Golf
counters and cozy banquette seating in & River Club. Courtyard Massari
kitchen, model features a gorgeous lake view!
Karen Itjen 941-228-5553 Judy Mazrin/Colleen Stone 941-922-7030
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Just Reduced! Experience nature w/ Move in ready! Clean, comfy and wait-
this 3.07 acre parcel. Survey available. ing for you. Painted inside & out, floor-
Build your dream home enveloped by f
nature. ing replaced, and many new upgrades.
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Ground floor 3 bedroom condo, fur-
nished turnkey with 2,000 sq. ft. under
air plus lanai! Updated kitchen with all
new appliances.
Diane Koughan 941-661-8580


BURNT STORE MARINA $349,000
3/3 third floor condo, tastefully fur-
nished. Relax on your lanai and enjoy
the sunsets over Charlotte Harbor!
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Perfect for your winter retreat! Newer
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Fenced backyard for private pool area.
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LAKE U ULZY 5y,4IU
2/2 second floor lakefront condo. The
complex offers a heated pool, clubhouse,
a fishing pier & more. Start enjoying
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Leo Roberts 941-916-0598


Short Sale. 3/3 home with heated pool
and spa. Gas appliances including a
gas fireplace. Won't last long! Calusa
Lakes Subdivision.
Janice Keith 941-468-0808
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NORTH PORT $149,000
Waterfront 3BR villa in Bobcat Trail.
Large great room, ample storage and a
large open kitchen. Lovely views from
every room.
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Florida style home quiet area. Features 3/2/2 open floor plan home with an Panoramic views from your family rm, Oversized lot for your dream home
3 spacious bedrooms w/split floor plan inground pool surrounded by a flow Crete kitchen and lanai. New Stainless steel close to Rte. 776 allowing quick
plus an open bright kitchen patio Meticulously landscaped appliances & expansive granite count- access to Englewood beaches, shop-
plus an open bright kitchen, patio. Meticulously landscaped ers min kitchen, ping, restaurants & more!
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PORT CHARLOTTE $52,000
2/2 condo with split floor plan & open
living/dining area. Located in quiet
Bimini Baly Club w/community pool
& beautiful grounds.
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and community center. Updated kitchen
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Home in Parkslde area w/lots ol
upgrades. Updates include new kitchen
appliances, roof & air handler. Nice
screened lanai & fenced yard.
Connie Nowell 941-628-0949
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lot of updates. Roomy kitchen w/ custom
cabinets & counter tops. Both Baths taste-
fully updated.
Connie Nowell 941-628-0949
www bhhsflondarealty cornm/D5796892


PORT CHARLOTTE $125,000
Open & spacious floor plan includes 2
Florida rooms & den that can be used
as a 3rd bedroom or office! Tile
throughout.
Kiki Sushko 941-416-0592
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4BR/2.5BA/3CG pool home. Unique
wood plank tile flooring extends from
the entrance through the kitchen &
down the hallway.
Kiki Sushko 941-416-0592


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


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


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Bank Owned 3/2/1 with screened lanai
and pool. Both baths have been remod-
eled. Home needs some TLC.
Linda Mazner 239-633-1970
wwwbhhsfloridarealtycom/C7042990






PORT CHARLOTTE $139,000
Corner lot home boasting 2 large bed-
rooms, 2 baths, solar heated pool and 6
person hot tub, plus bonus Florida
room!
Rosanne Linders 941-809-2053
wwwbhhsfloridarealtycom/C7049578


PORT CHARLOTTE $6,000
Buildable lot off of Kings Highway.
Quiet area with few homes and lots of
trees. East access to US 41 and 1-75.
Nancy Bell 941-380-3630
wwwbhhsflorildre Iltv c-/C7044896


PUNTA GORDA $20,000
Corner Building lot in Burnt Store Lakes.
Cul-de-sac street with little traffic
Tom Mattas 941-205-2102
wwwbhhsfloridarealtycornm/C7049993


PORT CHARLOTTE $62,000
Beautifully maintained 2/1 home w/
newer carpet in bedrooms & 18" tile
throughout. Move in ready.
Evelyn Eckhardt 941-875-5020
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PORI{ CHARLOTTIE $110,000
Well maintained pool home in central
location. Close to shopping and restau-
rants.
Connie Nowell 941-628-0949


PORT CHARLOTTE $150,000
Large 3 bedroom pool home on a corner
lot in Murdock area. Great layout and
large covered lanai area overlooking
beautiful caged pool.
Connie Nowell 941-628-0949
wwwbhhsflordarealtycom/D5797602






PUNTA GORDA $10,500
Two Adjacent lots in Tropical Gulf Acres,
must be sold together, Great opportunity
to buy while prices are at an all time low!
Maurie Woosley 941-628-1822
www bhhsflondarealty com/C7048848


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Two blocks from Charlotte Regional Buildable scenic -.r?, in an area of Affordable waterfront in Riviera
Medical Center, this location is perfect for Estate homes with .11 pump in place. Lagoons. 2/2 with great room design.
a doctor's office or lab w/plenty of park- 8.5 acres of paradise, enjoy country living Separate laundry, vaulted ceilings and
ing. at its best! plenty of windows for water views.
Gregory Loomis 941-916-1424 Carol Wade 941-585-9599 Leo Robert 941-916-0598
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PUNTA GORDA $150,000 PUNTA GORDA $199,000 PUNTA GORDA $289,000
Affordable waterfront living in Riviera A boater's dream! 5 mins to the Peace Beautiful country estate with room for
Lagoons. 2/2 w/volume ceilings & bonus River, this oversized saltwater front lot your horses! Quiet neighborhood with
room. Back features a large deck, patio has a concrete seawall & fill. City water no busy roads, great for riding trails or
& dock w/Southern exposure. & electric is right there! nature walks. Pool.
Leo Roberts 941-916-0598 Lois Kozak 941-468-2973 Diane Fuchs 941-266-8006
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PUNTA GORDA $369,000 PUNTA GORDA $499,900 PUNTA GORDA $729,000
Ideal top floor location with panoramic Enjoy magnificent views of Charlotte Burnt Store Isles 4/2 pool home w/
views over the lake & Charlotte Harbor. Harbor from this 3/3 penthouse w/pri- 200' seawall. Dock has 16,000 lb. boat
2BR + den/2.5BA, 2 lg garages & stor- vate elevator. Open floor plan w/10' lift with water & electric.
age/workshop area in one garage., ceilings & more! Nancy Bell 941-380-3630
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ROTONDA WEST $140,000 SARASOTA $169,900 SARASOTA $649,000
3/2/2 pool home on the Oakland Hills Gated, maintenance free condo, only 5 mi Most desirable 3/3 end unit condo w/
Golf Course. Open floor plan featuring to Siesta Key! 3/2 split plan, ground floor spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico.
tile floors throughout and modem Within walking distance to Siesta Key
kitchen, end unit w/garage & storage galore!to the 1 beach!
Maurie Woosley 941-628-1822 Debra Villari 609-458-4627 DebraVillari 609-458-4627
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VENICE $139,900 VENICE $149,900 VENICE $158,000
Furnished ground floor unit in 2/2 plus spacious f il rnom & one car Soaring cathedral ceilings w/ lots of
Estancias. Close to public beaches and garage. Features ,I. 1 ,, in main living natural light, this house feels good
quaint downtown Venice shops. areas, plantation shutters, built-ins & right from the front doorl Open
Renovated kitchen, walk in closet in master, kitchen w/extra wide breakfast bar.
Marian Metz 941-726-2699 MarianMelz/PamelaCopdand 941-726-2799 Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
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One of the last remaining lots in
Sawgrass. Corner lot is large enough to
accommodate the biggest floor plans
being built in this gated community.
Marian Metz 941-726-2799
wwwbhhsflondarealtycom/N5783848






VENICE $174,900
Freshly painted villa with 2BR/2BA/2CG
on a comer lot with lake views. Venetian
Golf & River Club is a secure gated com-
munity featuring world class amenities.
Marian Metz 941-726-2799


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VENICE $179,900
Clean and move in ready, this has 3 bed-
rooms and 2 full baths in a split floor
plan. Only four miles to the beach!
Charryl Youman 941-465-5215
www bhhsflondarealtv com/N5783750


VENICE $185,000
Three bedroom, two bath pool home
with family room. Well maintained.

Pamela Copeland 941-716-2644
wwwbhhsfloridarealtycom/N5782098


VENICLE $189,900
3BR/2BA in this beautifully appointed
condo. Wonderful southern exposure
for maximum light all day & sweeping
views of the golf course.
Jan Keith 941-468-0808


VEN ICLE $255,000
3/2 pool home with updates including
new A/C, washer & dryer, pool pump,
& water softener. Oversized covered
patio great for entertaining.
Diane Fuchs 941-266-8006
www bhhsflondarealty com/N5783724


VENICE $239,000
Spacious 3BR/2BA home with upgrades
including bamboo floor, re-piping & new
refrigerator A/C less than a year old
Sought after Lake of the Woods
Diane Fuchs 941-266-8006
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VENICE $299,900
Completely updated 3/2/2 pool home
in the highly sought after neighbor-
hood of Lake of the Woods.
Beautifully well maintained.
Diane Fuchs 941-266-8006
www bhhsflondarealty com/N5783515






VENICE $349,900
3/2/2 pool home in Bridle Oaks, a small
gated community nestled in the fairways of
the Capri Isles Golf Course
Janice Keith 941-468-0808
www bhhsflondarealty com/N5783918


3 bedrooms + den, open kitchen w/won-
derful upgrades, and oversized spaces
with lots of natural light. Stunning lake
views in Stoneybrook community.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5115
www bhhsfloridarealty cornm/N5783107






VENICE $312,000
Immaculate Dona Bay in lovely, gated
Venetia. Totally open concept greatroom
lifestyle includes 14 soaring 14 ft ceilings.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
www bhhsloridarealty cornm/N5781677


VENICE $359,000
2002 built home in Venice Golf & Country
Club Gas cooking & stainless appliances
Pool area has southern exposure
Terry Bole 941-323-1818
www bhhsflondarealty cornm/N5784138

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Newer home in Venice Golf & Country
Club on very private location w/lake views
on the cul-de-sac. Great room and pool.
Terry Bole 941-323-1818
www bhhsflondarealtycom/N5782807


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Well maintained duplex of 1843 sq ft
furnished and ready to rent or occupy.
Located on Venice island and just a
short walk or bike ride to the beach.
Bob Quinlan 941-961-2395
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VENICE $345,000
Immaculate extended Milano floor
plan has all the upgrades & architec-
tural details on your wish list, plus a 3
bay garage. Maintenance free.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
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VENICE $375,000
Full Gulf of Mexico views from your
private lanai. Beach front condo, 1st
floor corner unit loaded with upgrades.
All new tile floors throughout.
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
www bhhsflodardealtv com/N5783369


VENICE $258,000
Stunning 3BR/2.5BA two story home
in Stoneybrook at Venice. Freshly
painted, new laminate flooring, caged
anai. Family community.
Terry Bole 941-323-1818
www bhhsflondarealty cornm/N5781810






VENICE $299,000
Amazing water views in this beautiful,
well maintained home in Jacaranda
West. Wonderful home for entertaining.
Sharon Beisser 941-716-3671
wwwbhhsfloridarealty cornm/N5782679


VEINILE $349,500
Former model home includes designer
furniture. Low annual fee w/wonderful
amenities including community pool in
Lakes of Jacaranda.
Sharon Beisser 941-716-3671
www bhhsfloridarealty com/N5782093






VENICE $515,000
3/3/2.5 plus marbled pool area,
inground spa + serene sun i.i.h.
area. Executive style office I"..' .
granite. Venetian Golf & River Club.
Fred Sawyer 941-306-7757
www bhhsflondarealtv comn/N5781934


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


Custom built home with great room
design and high end finishes like gran-
ite kitchen counters & solid wood cabi-
netry. Million dollar view!
MarianMeMdz/Pamela Copeland 941-726-2799
www bhhsfloridarealty cornm/N5783801


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Custom built home with quality Rarely available location w/superior
upgrades. Double front entry doors, exposure from 1-75 & nearby established
12' ceilings, crown molding & large businesses. Commercial Highway
sliders overlooking the lanai and pool. Interchange lot with so much potential.
Marian Metz 941-726-2799 Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
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