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SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2021 | VENICEGONDOLIER.COM | YOUR BEST SOURCE FOR LOCAL NEWS | AN EDITION OF THE SUN | $1.50 75 AnniversarythVENICE GONDOLIER Good morningto Gondolier Sun subscriber William Lahmann FOR HOME DELIVERY, CALL 9412071300 VOL. 76, NO. 5 | $1.50 MAIN Police Beat 6A Opinion 15A Lottery 2A Sports 17-19AINSIDE TODAYOUR TOWN Religion 4B Comics/puzzles 9-12B Puzzle Answers 5B Charlie: Gators always win my bracket. By BOB MUDGESENIOR WRITERVENICE „ Citing relatively modestŽ demand among 60to 64-year-olds, Gov. Ron DeSantis is lowering the eligibility age for vaccination again. As of Monday, all Florida residents ages 50 and up will qualify for vaccination. DeSantis hinted another expansion of eligibility could be coming soon „ and it will be a big one. This stage was originally planned only to include people 55 and up, he said at a news conference in Tallahassee on Friday. But con“ dence in the vaccine supply „ and the level of demand among the 60-64 age group, which only became eligible Monday „ justi“ ed a bigger expansion, he said. There probably will only be one more. I think our next move will likely be to just say anyone who quali“ es under the EUA,Ž DeSantis said. The P“ zer emergency use authorization is for people 16 and up, while the Moderna and J&J vaccines have authorization for people 18 and older. President Joe Biden has directed that the states make all adults eligible for vaccination by May 1. DeSantis said Florida would de“ nitelyŽ meet that deadline even though its vaccine supply isnt projected to increase in the near future. It will be getting an unexpected allotment of 42,000 doses of the J&J vaccine next week, however. The Department of Health in Sarasota County reported Friday afternoon that about 22,150 people ages 18 and up had registered since the system was opened to all adults Monday. About 9,240 are eligible for vaccination by age or employment, have been assigned an account number and have been placed in the appointment queue. They will begin receiving appointment noti“ cations early next week, a Department news release stated. Every eligible person who was registered in the system By MORGAN SIMPSONSTAFF WRITERVENICE „ Fire departments from Venice, Nokomis, Englewood and Charlotte County participated in aerial operations training at Venice Regional Bayfront Health and other spots in Venice this week. The training was part of a yearly four-day training course that took place at various locations around Venice including Venice High School and the Venice Community Center. The “ re“ ghters trained for 10 hours a day. At the end of the 40 hour week, each receive a certi“ cate for the course. While at the hospital, “ re“ ghters practiced maneuvering the aerial ladders to reach the upper ” oors of the building. We got to get on top of Venice Regional, the hospital, and ran di erent scenarios of getting victims out of windows at di erent angles depending on where our “ re would be or if someone was stuck,Ž Nokomis “ re“ ghter Richie Baili said. That was pretty neat to show di erent ways we could use di erent types of aerial devices to get to what we needed to do.Ž Instructor Vance Berry of Central Florida, said the exercises helped the “ re“ ghters be more ” uid with the rigs and see the aerial ladders in action. From learning the controls both at the bottom of the aerial ladder and at the top, the participants gained practice operating the machinery. This (week) was more so trying to help with your eye-hand coordination and coordinating with your team to get your patient or victim in a timely manner,Ž Baili said. On the last day of the training course, the “ re“ ghters set up the courses at Venice High School and practiced handling the hoses on top of the aerial ladders. These exercises allowed the Training daysFirefighters train with aerial ladders around Venice GONDOLIER PHOTOS BY MORGAN SIMPSONFire ghters practice aiming the water stream at a trash can on Thursday at Venice High School during a four-day training involving aerial and ladder trucks held in the city. A Charlotte County re ghter climbs down an aerial ladder while another re ghter at the bottom stands by the controls Wednesday in Venice. I prefer my feet on the ground but the jobs got to get done somehow, so you have to learn to overcome. I am not scared of the height but I am more scared of the fall.Ž Richie Baili Nokomis re ghter STAFF REPORTVENICE „ A week after the arrest of Pablo Bautista, new charges have been brought against him for the alleged stabbing of a tow-truck driver near PGT Innovations. He was charged with evidence destroying and obstructing justice on Wednesday. Bautista, 49, of Fort Myers, was originally arrested on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in connection with the incident. The 39-year-old victim, a tow-truck driver, was taken by medical helicopter to Sarasota Memorial Hospital, where he underwent surgery for multiple stab wounds and is in intensive care. According to a probable cause a davit, Bautista brandished an edged weapon and began stabbing the victim numerous/15+ times in the abdomen, in the rib area and around/near the victims neck causing severe/life-threatening injuries.Ž After the alleged crime, a report says Bautista obstructed the victim from calling authorities for aid and disposed of the weapon. Venice Police and Venice Fire Rescue responded to a call from the victim at 7:45 a.m. March 12, the news release stated. According to the release, the attack began in the parking lot of PGT Innovations at 104 Triple Diamond Blvd. and carried over to the business plaza parking area at 105 Triple Diamond Blvd. The stabbing victim escaped from the attack and called authorities from his truck at Morse Court and Triple Diamond Boulevard, the VPD release states.New charges for man in March 12 stabbingSuspect allegedly tried to destroy evidenceBAUTISTA SEE TRAINING , 10AVaccine eligibility extends to 50-and-up MondayDeSantis hints at opening to all adults soonSEE VACCINE , 12A

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PAGE 2A Saturday, March20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.comMike Beatty President, Adams Publishing Group Publisher, Venice Gondolier Sun mike.beatty@adamspg.com, 941-206-1001 EDITOR: Scott Lawson scott.lawson@yoursun.comCONTACT US CIRCULATIONTo subscribe, call 941-207-1300 or visit yoursun.com/subscribe For vacation holds, call941-207-1300 For a missing or damaged paper: If you do not receive a paper by 7 a.m. Monday-Saturday or 7:30 am. Sunday, call 941-207-1300. Hours: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday ADVERTISINGTo place a classified ad: 941-429-3110 To place a display ad: 941-207-1220NEWSROOMTo submit news, or to correct a factual error: scott.lawson@yoursun.com Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulation OFFICE 200 E. Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34285 941-207-1000 or 866-357-6204 ONLINE www.venicegondolier.comTotal Access: Home delivery, Website and E-Edition access. Newspaper designated market Venice, Laurel, Nokomis, Englewood (Sarasota Co.). 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Publisher reserves the right to change subscription rates during the term of any subscription.The Venice Gondolier Sun (USPS 221-700) (ISSN 1536-1063) is published every Wednesday and Weekend by The Sun. 200 East Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34285. Periodicals postage paid at Venice, FL and additional mailing centers. Postmaster: Please send address changes to Venice Gondolier Sun, 200 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34284. ALMANAC VENICE OUTLOOKABC 7 WEATHERSATURDAYHigh Low74 57 MONDAYHigh Low77 58 SUNDAYHigh Low76 58 TUESDAYHigh Low79 61 SUNRISE, SUNSET VENICE TIDES Sunrise/setTonights sunset 7:41 p.m. Tomorrows sunrise 7:32 a.m.Moonrise/setMoonrise 12 p.m. Moonset 1:19 a.m. EASTERN STANDARD TIMEDATE HIGH HIGH LOW LOW P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. SAT 20 4:12 „ „ 12:12a SUN 21 5:06 „ „ 1:30 MON 22 6:26 „ „ 2:50 TUE 23 8:02 „ „ 3:58 WED 24 12:11p 9:23p 3:54 4:51 *STRONG TIDE a „ a.m. p „p.m. STAFF REPORTVENICE „ About 20 alumni of Kentucky Military Institute and a few wives gathered for lunch at the Daiquiri Deck restaurant to share memories of their time spent in Venice. The group spent time looking at a new KMI exhibit at the San Marco Building. The exhibit, funded by the KMI Alumni Association, was formally dedicated in January and is open to the public. The San Marco building and adjacent Hotel Venice building served as KMIs winter quarters from 1932 until 1970. The main campus was located outside Louisville, Kentucky. Among the KMI graduates in the city Thursday were Richard Findley, class of 1965 and Jim Flora, class of 1962, who found pictures of themselves as students while touring the exhibit in the San Marco Building.KMI alumni return to VeniceNew exhibit still popular among school graduates GONDOLIER PHOTO BY LARRY HUMESRichard Findley, left, and Jim Flora posed with pictures of themselves as students while touring the new military school exhibit located in the San Marco Building in Venice on Thursday. 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PAGE 4A Saturday, March 20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com Jo Anne HurtJo Anne Hurt passed away while staying at her San Francisco, California, home during the 2020 Christmas holidays. She was born in Morganton North Carolina, on Oct. 30, 1940. Her family moved to Venice in 1948. She graduated from Venice High in 1958. During her high school years, she excelled academically, receiving awards for her essays on citizenship from the Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club and DAR. She was a member of the Venice Assembly of Rainbow Girls, following their guidelines of youth service and charity. She did voluntary work after school at the South Sarasota County Hospital. After graduation, she attended Georgia State College for Women and Simmons College in Boston and took classes at MIT. Taking a temporary leave from college, she was accepted for a position in cancer research in the Laboratories of Tumor Transplantation at Children Hospital, Boston. Jo Anne returned to college and graduated from Simmons in 1965. She enjoyed traveling, going to Europe in 1965 and Japan, China and Hong Kong in 1969. On her visit to the American West she liked the climate and varied culture of San Francisco so much she made it her second home, alternating her life between San Francisco and Venice. While there she volunteered at the Commodore Stockton Early Education School in Chinatown, learning enough Mandarin to communicate with the children. Jo Anne was an extremely knowledgeable person with a vast scope of interests that she pursued throughout her life. She was preceded in death by her mother, Edith R. Hurt; father, Joseph A. Hurt; and brothers Carlton J. Hurt, Jay C. Hurt and Bill Hurt. She is survived by her niece, Mary H. McMullen; nephews Joseph W. Hurt and Randall C. Hurt; grandnieces Zoe Hurt, Alexis Hurt and Emily Philips; and grandnephews Carlton Hurt, Michael McMullen and Matthew McMullen. Services: Services for Jo Anne will be held at Venice Farley Funeral Home, Venice, on Wednesday, March 31, at 11 a.m.Thomas Joseph SaladinoThomas Joseph Saladino, 75, of Venice, Florida, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Tom was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Aug. 30, 1945, and moved to Venice with his family in 1952. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served on the carrier U.S.S. Roosevelt. Tom also worked in management for Publix Super Markets for 34 years. Tom is survived by the love of his life and partner of 28 years, his wife, Edna. He is also survived by his sons, Ryan and his wife, Becky, and Adam and his wife, Jesse. Tom had nine grandchildren: Jonis, Quinn, Adella, Amos, Arlo, Stella, Corban, Margo and Darby. He also had four siblings: Carol Davids and her husband, Norm, Susie Balsinger and her husband, Gene, Dennis Saladino and his wife, Donna, and Lisa Hur and her husband, Je. Toms closest friends were Bob and Linda Greathouse, Jim Hamilton, Roy Carter, Judy Horton, Rose Bloch, Carolyn Warner, Carol Dalton, Becky Miller, Tim Arata, Craig Plowman, Larry and Sandy Menden and Tony Kisner. His family would like to express many thanks to Dr. Bryan Smith, Dr. Scott Fell, Dr. David Fawkes and Dr. Peter Dumas. Services: There will be no viewing, receiving of friends or funeral, as these were the wishes of Tom. Toale Brothers Funeral Homes, Ewing Chapel, Venice is in charge of the cremation. To send condolences, please visit ToaleBrothers.com.OBITUARIES OBITUARY POLICYObituaries are accepted from funeral homes and crematories, and from families if accompanied by a death certificate. Full obituaries, notices of services, remembrances and death notices are subject to charges. Email the item for publication to obits@ yoursun.com; it must be accompanied by a phone number. There is an additional charge for faxed or hand-delivered obituaries, and for photos. The Venice Gondolier Sun publishes on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Obituary deadlines are noon for faxes and 2 p.m. for emails the day before publication. For more information, call 941-206-1028. By BOB MUDGESENIOR WRITERVENICE „ The City Council wasnt scheduled to have a wide-ranging strategic planning session this year. That made it a good time to hold one limited to a couple of topics that seem to come up too late each time to be resolved, City Manager Ed Lavallee said. First on Thursdays agenda was a discussion of city boards and, in particular, how to develop a better working relationship between them and the Council. Its frustrating for board members to work on a long-term project only to see it get a lukewarm reception when presented to the City Council, Vice Mayor Rich Cautero said. He recommended there be an interim process checkŽ if a board undertakes a project that could be controversial or involve a signi“cant amount of sta time. He said he was referring to the citys internal, nonstatutoryŽ boards: the Environmental Advisory Board, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, the Historic Preservation Board and the Public Art Advisory Board. Other boards „ such as the Planning Commission and the Code Enforcement Board „ have speci“c areas of responsibility and dont generate their own workload. Council Member Mitzie Fiedler took that idea a step further, saying boards should work on assignments from the Council or get its approval before starting to work on one they come up with. I think that we need to take charge,Ž she said. Lavallee proposed that the advisory boards be directed to present the Council with their agenda for the year and report on their progress regularly. That way, he said, the Council could be sure the boards are working on tasks the Council wants them to and arent working on things it doesnt. It might even eliminate the need for Council members to serve as liaisons to them, he said. Sta would also have more input into what the boards are doing, Lavallee said. The requirement that a sta member attend each board meeting is an extra job,Ž he said. The Council members liked Lavallees proposal, as well as his idea of reinstating an annual meeting of board chairs with the mayor, to compare notes and discuss areas of common interest. Lavallee will bring back a resolution formalizing his recommendations at a Council meeting. Item two was a discussion of a process for deciding when to lobby the Legislature in support of a cause. The Council is frequently solicited by governmental entities and organizations to back or oppose a piece of legislation or urge funding for something that may appear to be a good idea. But the citys Tallahassee lobbyist has cautioned that the requests can have unintended consequences, such as putting local legislators in an uncomfortable position, Lavallee said. We should be selective about putting our name on paper,Ž he said. The lobbyist recommends that such requests be run past him unless theyre something that directly aects the city, Lavallee said. The Council reached a consensus to do that as a precaution against expending any political goodwill. We have to be mindful that these legislators control the purse strings,Ž Cautero said.Council to assert more control over boardsBetter communication will give boards more directionLAVALLEE THOUSANDS OF PLANTS TO CHOOSE FROM VOTED #1 GARDEN CENTER AND LANDSCAPER IN VENICE adno=3789760-1OPEN FOR REGULAR RETAIL SERVICE AND OFFERING CALL AHEAD CURBSIDE PICKUP BUY ONE GET ONE50% OFFPOTTERYCannot be used on sale items. Not redeemable for cash. Expires 3/26/21. Must bring in coupon from paper. No copies. Must be presented at time of purchase. Refunds will not be given. Some restrictions may apply. See https:// mrtlawnandgarden. com/offers for full restrictions One coupon per day. $5 OFF$25 PURCHASEExpires 3/26/21. Not redeemable for cash. 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PAGE 6A Saturday, March 20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com POLICE BEATThe Sarasota County Sheris oce reported the following arrests: € Brett Dudgey, 32, 200 block of South Havana Road, Venice. Charge: DUI. Bond: $120. € Nathaniel Davis, 39, Englewood. Charge: Contempt of court „ failure to appear on the original charge of battery touch or strike. Bond: $5,000. € Alexander Szakacs, 34, 9000 block of Tamiami Trail, Venice. Charge: Contempt of court „ failure to appear on the original charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $2,500. € Jessica Jab lonski, 41, 300 block of El Greco Drive, Nokomis. Charges: Drug possession „ possession of a controlled substance without a prescription „ Alprazolam; fraud impersonation, false identi“cation given. Bond: $2,000. € Daniel Angeleslopez, 22, 1100 block of Tapestry Lane, Venice. Charge: DUI. Bond: $120. € Richard Binkley, 42, 500 block of Shamrock Boulevard, Venice. Charge: Aggravated battery „ committing domestic battery by causing bodily harm or disability. Bond: none. € Siobhan Conner, 35, 300 block of Gardenia Road, Venice. Charge: Drug possession „ possession of a controlled substance without a prescription „ Methamphetamine. Bond: $1,500. € Steven Martinez, 24, 1000 block of Capri Isles Boulevard, Venice. Charges: Drug delivery or distribution „ Alprazolam; cocaine possession; drug possession „ possession of a controlled substance without a prescription „ Acetaminophen and Oxycodon Hydrochloride; fraud impersonation „ false identi“cation given; contempt of court „ failure to appear for original charge of possession of a “rearm, ammunition or a concealed weapon. Bond: $5,000. The Venice Police Department reported the following arrests: € Pablo Bautista, 49, Fort Myers. Charge: Evidence destroying and obstructing justice. Bond: $21,500. € Blaine Vincent, 27, Sarasota. Charge: Battery „ committing domestic battery by touch or strike. Bond: none. € Kim Quinn, 59, 1100 block of Kingston Way, Venice. Charge: Probation violation on original charge of DUI after prior. Bond: none. The North Port Police Department reported the following arrests: € Rachaul Marie Bermudez, 42, 2300 block of Mincey Terrance, North Port. Charge: Criminal mischief „ property damage of more than $200 and less than $1,000. Bond: $500. € Juan Jose Claudio, 23, Port Charlotte. Charges: Firing a weapon in public or on residential property; using or displaying “rearm during felony; criminal mischief, property damage of $1,000 or more. Bond: $20,000. The Sarasota Police Department reported the following arrest: € Jesse James Vine, 43, 1700 block of Sklar Court, Venice. Charges: Drug possession „ possession of a controlled substance without a prescription „ alprazolam; drug possession „ possession of a controlled substance without a prescription „ cocaine; DUI. Bond: $1,120. The Florida Highway Patrol „ Venice reported the following arrest: € Timothy Vincent Farley, 31, Punta Gorda. Charge: DUI „ DUI damage to property. Bond: $500. € Christina Eileen Foreman, 39, Sarasota. Charge: Driving while license suspended „ habitual oender; resisting ocer „ obstruction without violence. Bond: $2,000. € Jasmine Ann Gray, 27, North Port. Charges: Homicide, negligent manslaughter „ vehicle, DUI causing death to human or unborn child, two counts; driving while license suspended resulting in death/serious injury, two counts; DUI „ damage to property or other person, two counts. Bond: none. € Olivia Hernandez, 37, Punta Gorda. Charges: Homicide, negligent manslaughter „ vehicle; DUI and serious bodily injury to another; DUI „ damage to property or other person. Bond: none. € Preston Steven Slater, 57, Sarasota. Charge: Engaging in contracting business without certi“cation, “rst violation. Bond: Released on own recognizance. € Martin Lopez Santiago, 40, Englewood. Charge: DUI „ damage to property or person; operating motor vehicle without valid license. Bond: $620. € Chase Maddox Hayes, 30, Port Charlotte. Charge: DUI. Bond: $120. € Fernando Adolfo Diaz Gonzalez, 19, Sarasota. Charges: DUI; resisting ocer „ obstruction without violence; operating motor vehicle without a valid license. Bond: $740. € Rosario Galvis, 36, Naples. Charges: DUI; moving trac violation „ driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond: $2,000. Compiled by Scott Lawson By SUE ERWINSTAFF WRITERNORTH PORT „ Police continue to investigating a drive-by shooting Wednesday in North Port. Ocers were called to a shooting into a dwelling at the 5000 block of Jody Avenue. The incident took place about one mile from an elementary school. No one was injured and police say it was an isolated incident. Neighbors were shocked when NPPD posted the incident on social media. Thats insane „ this is a block away from my home,Ž commented Mariana Dombrowski. Witnesses described a black Nissan with dark wind ows, likely a late 2000s model Altima. The vehicle ”ed. Theres no new information on the crime. Detectives are still investigating the incident,Ž said Madison Heid, community outreach coordinator for the city of North Port. If you have any information, contact detective Brian Chippendale at bchip@northportpd.com or 941-429-7379. Email: sue.erwin@yoursun. comNeighbors shocked by drive-by shootingNo injuries reported in incident NPPD PHOTONorth Port Police are investigating a shooting into a home on Jody Avenue in North Port. Hiring an attorney is an important decision that should not be based upon advertisements alone. Before you decide, our free information package, including attorney qualification experience & fees is available upon request. W.GRADY HUIE Attorney At Law No additional costs required other than filing fees if applicable. 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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, March 20, 2021 PAGE 7A By DANIEL SUTPHINSTAFF WRITERARCADIA „ Communities are coming together to show support for the Hatcher family as they mourn the loss of 13-year-old Laiellah in a house “re Tuesday. A GoFundMe account has raised more than $21,200 with a goal of $20,000. A car wash is planned for 9 a.m. Saturday at AutoZone, 1006 E. Oak St., Arcadia, to bene“t the family, hosted by The Communitys Helping Hands nonpro“t organization. Walts Garage in Punta Gorda „ where Laiellahs sister, Kristina, is service manager „ is also collecting donations „ monetary, clothing, food and more „ from 8 to 6 p.m. every day. at 208 E. Ann St. Co-worker Karie Fortney said they are doing everything they can to support Kristina and her family. Our hearts break for her,Ž Fortney said. Were hoping people will give money because now they dont have a home and (they have) medical bills and then the funeral arrangements; its just a lot to take in.Ž Fortney said they plan on doing more down the road to help the family. Theres de“nitely more stu that we want to do,Ž Fortney said. We de“nitely want to have some kind of event but, right now, its just (so) overwhelming and we just want to make sure we have all the information and all the money (and donations) go to the right place.Ž All donations made to Walts will go to the family, she said. I just dont want to overwhelm them because Im sure they are overwhelmed already,Ž Fortney said. Laiellah, her mother and brother had escaped the “re, but Laiellah went back in to try to rescue the family dogs, authorities said. Her mother and brother both suered severe injuries and were taken to area hospitals. As of Wednesday, her brother had been released from the hospital. The mother is in the ICU with third-degree burns on over 40% of her body. The cause of the “re remains under investigation. Since so much of the house was destroyed, its hard to determine where the “re started,Ž DeSoto County spokesperson Tara Poulton said, adding four “re marshals were brought in to investigate. DeSoto Fire Chief Chad Jorgensen said there is no reason to believe its suspicious. Online donations can be made at the familys GoFundMe account, which can be accessed by going to GoFundMe.com and searching Family lost daughter in house “re.Ž The account can also be accessed through the link https://bit. ly/3vD7L35. Email: daniel.sutphin@ yoursun.comOur hearts break for herCommunity rallies around family of girl killed in fire FACEBOOK PHOTOLaiellah Hatcher was killed early Tuesday morning in a house re in Arcadia after she ran back into the house to save the family dogs. A GoFundMe account and other charitable eorts have come together to support the family. By SUE ERWINSTAFF WRITERNORTH PORT „ Ever wonder what it would be like to work in law enforcement? The North Port Police Department Explorer program oers a way for teens and young adults to work together with police ocers and witness what they do in the community. The mission is to provide a relationship between police ocers and youth who want to learn about law enforcement careers. Police Explorers are required to be upstanding citizens within the community who maintain good grades, complete community volunteer hours and have a desire to enter into law enforcement as a career, it said. Exploring programs operate from Learning for Life, a non-Scouting subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America,Ž North Port Police Department Sgt. Scott Miranda said. He said it is generally availableŽ to people out of middle school, at least 14 through the age of 21 who reside in or attend school in North Port, which includes Wellen Park. As part of the commitment to the community, the Police Explorers must take part in a community service program. The explorers volunteer at more than 20 city events throughout the year. The Explorer program oers classroom instruction and students will learn about Florida State Criminal and Trac Laws. Each post is unique and the activities of each depend on their speci“c departments policies and guidelines,Ž Miranda said. 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PAGE 8A Saturday, March20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com By BOB MUDGESENIOR WRITERVENICE „ The City Council will consider hiring a local attorney to serve as a special magistrate in code enforcement matters. In fact, it would be hard to be more local than Patrick J. Reilly „ his o ce is across South Harbor Drive from City Hall. Reilly has been practicing in Venice since 2016 but has more than 40 years of experience, having been admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania in 1980. His partner, Russ Snyder, “ rst started practicing in Venice in 1973. Reilly is also a former member of the citys Code Enforcement Board. A selection committee ranked him “ rst over attorneys Thomas A. Thanas, of Bradenton, and John K. Shamsey, of Sarasota. The citys request for proposals solicited applications for someone to handle enforcement and violation of the business tax receipt, “ re, building, zoning, sign and other related codes in force in the City.Ž One of the duties the magistrate would have had if the position had been created earlier would have been to handle citations for violations of the citys mask ordinance. No citations were issued during the time the ordinance was in e ect. The Council decided to let it lapse after Gov. Ron DeSantis banned the collection of “ nes for violations. If the proposed contract with Reilly is approved, hell be paid $250 an hour for his services. OTHER BUSINESS Also on Tuesday, the City Council is scheduled to: € Vote on an ordinance amending the 2017-2027 Comprehensive Plan to include the annual update of data on development activity within mixed-use future land-use categories. € Consider adopting the Sarasota County Local Mitigation Strategy and the City of Venice Floodplain Management Plan as the formal guide for the citys hazard mitigation activities. € Consider a resolution establishing a charter review committee. Each member of the City Council would appoint one person to the committee, with all the appointments subject to approval by the Council. € Consider approving a memorandum of understanding with American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1718, Fraternal Order of Police for Sergeants and Lieutenants, Fraternal Order of Police for O cers and International Association of Fire“ ghters Local Chapter 2546 to extend the waiver of the use it or lose itŽ vacation policy for 2021. It will also vote on a resolution approving the extension. € Consider approving an agreement with Florida Power & Light Company for an electric vehicle charging station at Dr. Fred Albee Park. People using the station will pay for the electricity. € Reappoint Bruce Weaver to the Architectural Review Board. € Proclaim April 2021 as Donate Life MonthŽ and Child Abuse Prevention Month.Ž The City Council meets in person and virtually at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. The complete agenda, with instructions for connecting to the meeting, are at VeniceGov.com under the MeetingsŽ header.Council to hire code enforcement magistrateVenice will also vote to create charter review committee GONDOLIER FILE PHOTO BY SCOTT LAWSONVenice City Hall along Venice Avenue THURSDAY IS FREE APPRAISAL DAYIF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SELLING YOUR UNUSED OR UNWANTED GOLD JEWELRY, DIAMONDS, WATCHES OR OBJECTS DART, SELL IT TO US. WE OFFER A FREE CONSULTATION SERVICE TO HELP YOU DETERMINE WHICH ITEMS ARE OF VALUE. 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PAGE 10A Saturday, March 20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.comparticipants to learn the force of the water shooting out against the steel and aluminum ladders while also aiming the water in a certain direction. (Todays class) going over dierent techniques as far as positioning, setting up and ”owing the dierent types of aerial apparatus,Ž instructor Brandon Clutter said. This class gives you the opportunity to put your hands on dierent manufacturers.Ž Clutter, of Orlando, said they practiced on dierent “re truck machinery including a 1997 truck, the oldest model, and another that is only two or three years old. You get the old technology to the newer technology and can compare the two side by side,Ž Clutter said. This year, there were 50 participants including the instructors, but they were not all from Sarasota County. Charlotte County joined the training course for the “rst time this year while some “re“ghters traveled from as far away as Washington. With the dierent “re“ghters training, not everyone was comfortable being up 100 feet in the air on the aerial ladders. I prefer my feet on the ground but the jobs got to get done somehow, so you have to learn to overcome. I am not scared of the height but I am more scared of the fall,Ž Baili said. Email: morgan. simpson@yoursun.com.TRAININGFROM PAGE 1A PHOTO PROVIDEDFire departments from around the region, including Venice, Nokomis, Englewood and Charlotte County, had reghters in training with aerial trucks this week in Venice at Venice Community Center , Venice High School and Venice Regional Bayfront Health. GONDOLIER PHOTO BY MORGAN SIMPSONFireghters from as far away as Washington state were among those training in Venice this week on working with aerial trucks at several city sites, including Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Venice High School. GONDOLIER PHOTO BY MORGAN SIMPSONA reghter sprays a hose during a week-long training session on top of the aerial ladder at Venice High School on Thursday. 800-749-82194135 SE County Rd 760 Arcadia, FL joshuacitrus.com S h i p p i n g N o w Only $29.90 Shipped! HUGE deal!! adno=3787674-1 adno=3787695-1

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PAGE 12A Saturday, March20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com prior to Monday has been contacted about an appointment, it stated. Account numbers will begin to be assigned Monday to people in the 50-59 age group who have already registered, and will be assigned to eligible people as they register. Appointments will continue to be o ered to eligible people based on their account timestamp, according to the Departments release. A county news release said that appointments had been set through account No. 168,861 as of Friday afternoon. BY THE NUMBERS The state reported 5,101 new CO VID-19 cases, down nearly 1,000 from Thursdays total of 6,044, the highest in two weeks. It also reported 54 new deaths and a positivity rate of 5.02%, the lowest in a week. Sarasota County reported 67 new cases and a positivity rate of 3.37%. It hasnt reported a COVID-19 death in more than a week. Sarasota Memorial Hospital had 26 COVID-19 patients on Friday, with “ ve of them in the ICU. Its seven-day positivity rate was 2.7%, compared to 2.6% for the prior period. Statistics from Venice Regional Bayfront Health werent available. Statewide, 2,937 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Friday, with 41 of them in Sarasota County. Statewide ICU bed availability was 20.17%. It was 27.45% in the county. The Sarasota County School District, which was on spring break this week, reported two sta and 20 students were in isolation and three sta and 58 students were in quarantine Friday.VACCINEFROM PAGE 1A SUN FILE PHOTO BY SCOTT LAWSONFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis „ anked by Department of Health Sarasota Health O cer Chuck Henry, Sarasota County Commissioner Christian Ziegler, state Sen. Joe Gruters and Venice City Council member Nick Pachota „ speaks to media Feb. 10 at a COVID-10 vaccine pop-up drive-thru vaccination site in Venice as a part of a Department of Health-Sarasota County event. Other optionsOther vaccine providers didnt have any appointments available at press time, but you can keep checking to see whether any open up. € Publix now offers both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Sign-ups for Moderna are at 7 a.m. Mondays and Fridays and at 7 a.m. Wednesdays for Johnson & Johnson. Its website says its now giving preference to eligible people in education regardless of age. Visit: Publix. com/covid-vaccine/ florida. € The Walmart Supercenter at 4150 South Tamiami Trail, Venice, is now offering vaccinations. However, the store was out of vaccine Friday. Local Sams Clubs arent vaccinating. Visit: Walmart.com/ covidvaccine or SamsClub.com/covid. € Winn-Dixie is still offering vaccinations in one store each in Sarasota and Englewood. Visit: WD.com/pharmacy/ covid-vaccine. € CVS  website now lists Venice as a city where vaccinations are available but it doesnt identify the store or stores and says appointments are fully booked. Visit: CVS.com/ immunizations/covid19-vaccine. € Walgreens  website said Friday that no store within 25 miles of Venice would have any vaccine for the next three days. Visit: Walgreens.com/ findcare/vaccination/ covid-19. Need a shot by delivery?People who are unable to leave home to get to a vaccination site can ask that a state strike teamŽ member come to their home and vaccinate them. Right now, however, the only way to put in a request is by email. Theres no phone number to call for the service, which is being provided by the Division of Emergency Management. Email your name and phone number to HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com and expect a call within 72 hours to confirm that you are homebound and to set up an appointment. Emergency Management Director Jared Moskovitz said Friday about 4,000 people are on the Divisions waiting list for vaccination. About 2,000 vaccinations are scheduled to be performed this weekend, he added. Homebound residents are getting the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, so they dont need to worry about a second shot. The Venice Fire Department is continuing its vaccination program for residents but is waiting for another shipment of vaccine before scheduling appointments. Call Administrative Assistant Tammy Short at 941-4803030 for more information. 941-366-TIPSSARASOTACRIMESTOPPERS.COMREPORT CRIMINAL ACTIVITY TO CRIME STOPPERS OF SARASOTA COUNTYFOR ANONYMOUS TIPS THAT LEAD TO AN ARRESTOf Sarasota Countypd by CSTF REWARDS UP TO $5,000adno=3788886-1 Board of County Commissioners March 23, 9 a.m. Commission Chamber, First Floor, Administration Center, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Visit www.scgov.net/publicinput for viewing/listening options and to provide comment/testimony, or call 941-861-5000 for assistance. LIVE TV and Webcast. Board of County Commissioners Budget Workshop March 24, 9 a.m. Commission Chamber, First Floor, Administration Center, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Visit www.scgov.net/publicinput for viewing/listening options and to provide comment/testimony, or call 941-861-5000 for assistance. LIVE TV and Webcast. Family Safety Alliance March 25, 3 p.m. REMOTE MEETING via Zoom. Visit https://scgov.zoom. us/j/94920445723, Meeting ID: 949 2044 5723; call in: 877-853-5257. Newtown Community Health Action Team (Newtown CHAT) March 23, 2-3 p.m. REMOTE MEETING. Email Ashley Spangler at Ashley.spangler@ Sarasota Soil and Water Conservation District April 1, 9 a.m. Conference Room, Green Building, UF/IFAS Extension, Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota. Call 941-907-0011. Consistent with the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and any applicable executive orders of the governor of the State of Florida, Sarasota County is providing alternatives to in-person attendance at public meetings. Visit www.scgov. net/publicinput for more information on how to participate. If you do not have internet access, please call 941-861-5000 for general assistance. To protect the health and safety of our staff and the general public, health screening procedures are in effect for visitors to county facilities, including public meeting attendees. The community is urged to take advantage of the countys phone-based and online services whenever possible, and in-person services require an appointment. Sarasota County earns Green Globe sheriff support facility Sarasota County Government has earned two Green Globes from the Green Building Initiative (GBI) Services Facility. To earn Green Globes from GBI, a facility must meet certain criteria. An independent third party assessor evaluates categories such as energy and water use, site location, emissions and the indoor environment. The facility earned building features, including the largest solar array at any county built facility. The facility serves as the hub for property storage and other functions vital to their operations. At nearly 43,000 square feet, the building has 12 maintenance bays and six radio shop bays and is designed to withstand wind speeds of up to 170 mph. The new facility replaced the previous one located on Old Venice Road, which served the community for more than 38 years. The facility is located 16501 Honore Ave. in Nokomis.adno=3787775-1 THE TIDEWELL FAMILY OF COMPANIES GIVING/ giv € ing / noun the best way to get more out of life Donor Donating to Tidewell is very personal, as my husband and our family have been recipients of their compassionate care. Sue MoreyNAME QUOTE RELATIONSHIP OUR COLLEAGUES IN CARESue shows her support for Tidewell as both a Legacy Society Donor and an annual donor. She contributes from the heart, supporting the programs and services that have the greatest need. By starting with relationships, the Tidewell Foundation is rede“ning care. 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PAGE 14A Saturday, March 20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com City seeks public input on park planVENICE „ Venice wants input from residents on potential parks in the citys northeast section. With that in mind, it is holding a virtual public meetingŽ at 3 p.m. Thursday, it announced. The city will present results from the online survey that was available from Feb. 10-26 that received over 900 responses,Ž it said, noting it will look at the next steps to creating a future park in the northeast region.Ž The meeting will be held through Zoom. More public comment will be taken during the meeting, it said in the news release. Once the city has determined what amenities citizens would most like to see in a new park, the city will move forward in selecting the property that best suits a potential park,Ž it said. Those who want to participate can link to it through https://us02web.zoom. us/j/81998245767.Literacy group needs volunteersVENICE „ Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County seeks volunteers to work with adults who are learning English as a second language, or who need help improving their reading and writing skills,Ž it said. Tutors have been using video chat programs to help students from home since the pandemic began. The next Tutor Training Zoom sessions is 3 p.m. Wednesdays, March 24, March 31, April 7 and April 14. It asked potential volunteers to watch the “rst training video before the Zoom meeting March 24. Anyone who can read, write and speak English, and is willing to help someone, can become a trained tutor,Ž it said. We also have many other opportunities for volunteers to become involved with our organization, but tutors are our greatest need.Ž For more information contact Karen Bridegam at 941-661-7330.New nonprofit has food driveNORTH PORT „ A new North Port nonpro“t, When All Else Fails, will have a drive-thru food drive from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 20 at 5900 Pan American Blvd., North Port. Those taking part can help people in need by donating canned food, frozen items, cold items and nonperishable items for North Port food pantries including Awaken Church, 2573 N. Toledo Blade Blvd., which is starting a food pantry to serve the community. For more information, call 941-218-0303. Sta reportsVENICE NEWS BRIEFS LegalNotices Notice of auction N ot i ce i s h ere b y g i ven t h at E xtra Space Storage will sell at public auction, to satisfy the lien of the owner, personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at location indicated: 1266 US HWY 41 BYPASS SOUTH VENICE FL34285, PH 941-4416741, Time of Sale 11:00 AM on 4.06.2021 Stephen Severino Unit 1130 Personal items, Walter Karas Unit 1204 house items and collectibles. The auction will be listed and advertised on www.storagetrea sures.com. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transac tion. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. Publish: 03/20/2021, 03/27/2021 329159 3789380 Notice to creditors IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT FOR SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2021 CP 000555 SC Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF Christabel Powers, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Christabel Powers, deceased, whose date of death was January 6, 2021, is pending in the Circuit Court for Sarasota County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL 34230-3079. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, AN Y CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE IF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 20, 2021. Attorney for Personal Representative: C. Kelley Corbridge, Attorney Florida Bar Number:325066 Email: kelley@mdhpa.com Horlick & Corbridge, P.A. 1314 E. Venice Avenue Suite D Venice, Florida 34285 (941) 484-5656 Personal Representative: Matthew Todd Osborne, c/o Horlick & Corbridge, P.A. 1314 E. Venice Ave., Suite D Venice, Florida 34285 Published: 03/20/2021, 03/27/2021 130852 3789551 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE# 2021 CP 001156 SC IN RE: ESTATE OF BARBARA A. QUINN, A/K/A BARBARA N. QUINN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the ESTATE OF BARBARA A. QUINN, A/K/ A BARBARA N. QUINN, deceased, File Number 2021 CP 001156 SC CC Notice to creditors SC , i s pen di ng i n t h e Ci rcu i t C ourt for Sarasota County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Sarasota County Courthouse, Probate Division, P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL 34230 3079. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, 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 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER 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 unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS A FTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED W ITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE W ILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, A NY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 20, 2021. Attorney for Personal Representative: JERREL E. TOWERY JERREL E. TOWERY, P.A. Fla. Bar #267351 304 W. Venice Ave. #220 Venice, FL 34285 Phone: (941) 485-3391 E-mail: jerrel@towerylaw. comcastbiz.net Personal Representative: JERREL E. TOWERY 304 W. Venice Ave., Suite 220 Venice, FL 34285 Publish: 03/20/2021, 03/27/2021 120294 3789766 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM JOHN WILLIAMS, Deceased PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2020 CP 003489 SC Division: NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLIAM JOHN WILLIAMS, deceased whose date of death was July 21, 2020 , is pending in the Circuit Court for Sarasota County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 3079, Sarasota, Florida 34230 . The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the dece dent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court W ITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED W ITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 W ILL 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 March 13, 2021. Attorney for Personal Representative: WAYNE C. HALL, ESQUIRE Email Addresses: wayne@ hrlaw1314.com Florida Bar No. 199524 1314 East Venice Avenue Suite E Venice, Florida 34285 Telephone: (941) 480-0999 Personal Representative: WAYNE C. HALL 1314 East Venice Avenue Suite E Venice, Florida 34285 Publish: 03/13/2021, 03/20/2021 100437 3788728 Notice of permit Notice is hereby given that the Southwest Florida Water Management District has received Environmental Resource permit application number 814721 from Derek Applegate, Project Manager, City of North Port, 4970 City Hall Blvd. North Port, FL 34286. Application received: November 19, 2020, Proposed activity: The proposed project includes a dry detention pond. Notice of permit P ro j ect name: W arm Mi nera l Springs Park. Project size 11.4 acres. Location: Intersection o f Trionfo Avenue and Ortiz Blvd, North Port, FL 34287. Florida Water: no. Aquatic Preserve: no. 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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, March 20, 2021 PAGE 15AOpinion PUBLISHER AND EDITOR Glen Nickerson EDITOR Scott Lawson OUR VIEWOUR POSITION: Its encouraging, to say the least, that a report on the impact of Sarasota Countys First Step Behavioral Health Response Team was so positive. When Tom Knight took over as CEO at First Step, he wanted to expand a program he and the nonpro“t “rst explored when he was sheri of Sarasota County. The pilot program sought to divert people with severe mental health crises from law enforcement, “rst responders and school employees into treatment. It took cooperation from the Sarasota County Sheris Oce and Sarasota Police Department to make it work. The results showed the premise does work. The results from this program have exceeded our expectations,Ž Knight said in a press release. Its shown that if behavioral health experts can intervene and relieve law enforcement, “rst responders and schools from handling these crises by substantial numbers in just four months, picture where our community could be a year from now.Ž The program, partially funded by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, relied on law ocers to “nd adults 18 and older who have a history of mental health and substance abuse that led to encounters with police and Baker Act admissions (involuntary admissions for acute mental illness). Knight has always been a huge believer in the basic premise of early intervention and treatment for individuals addicted to drugs or with severe mental health issues that are impacting their life to the point of causing violence or behavior that would lead to jail time. Data from the program showed that Behavioral Health Response Team (BHRT) professionals handled 80 crisis calls, diverting 100% of those calls from “rst responders, emergency rooms and jails. Additionally, 86% of the citizens in crisis were diverted from involuntary admission and instead received appropriate professional care, all according to the press release. According to the study, the high need population is identi“ed through coordinated data, then engaged by a team including First Step counselors and members of SCSOs crime prevention unit. The teams contact the citizens and meet personally with them and their families to create a plan of care in the event of future crisis situations. The plan includes 24-hour access to BHRT professionals in lieu of law enforcement or emergency rooms. Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week, with on-site response time to locations of referred crises occurring within 60 minutes of request. The mobile intervention services are available to anyone in Sarasota County, regardless where they live or whether or not they live in the county. Care is provided wherever people are, including their homes and other community locations, even schools. Unfortunately, funding for the program might soon run out. The Gulf Coast Community Foundations grant is projected to expire in September. The report, Knight hopes, will be enough to move the Sarasota County Commission to approve funds to keep the program active. If we invest in prevention and diversion, we will spend fewer dollars on crisis management,Ž said Knight. The BHRT program has validated this can work.Ž We believe this is a slam dunk decision for commissioners. Knight has seen “rst-hand the impact of drugs and mental health problems on crime and property damage, not to mention the crowding of jails. The results of the study, even after such a small sample, are proof this program works. It works for the county and it works for the individuals who need help.First Step an encouraging program HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY?Letters are welcome on virtually any subject but we do have some rules. Letters to the Editor should be kept to 250 words or less. Letters will be edited to length as well as grammar, spelling and Associated Press style. All letters must be signed with a full name. An address and telephone number must be included but will not be published. Due to the number of letters received, we only run one letter per person per month. Email letters to: scott.lawson@yoursun.com or mail letters to: The Venice Gondolier, 200 E. Miami Ave., Venice, FL, 34285. Well, its that time of year again. We started the bi-annual moving of the clocks by an hour last weekend to return to daylight saving time. The next move is to fall back one hour on Sunday, Nov. 7. Well, maybe. This long-standing practice was started during World War I to save energy and reenacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II For the record, I prefer the clocks in the spring-forward position, known as daylight saving time. I like the sun setting later at night, but I hate the adjustment period of getting up an hour earlier for work. If I was retir ed, I pr obably wouldnt care too much about the sun rising an hour later, but I have a long way to go until retirement, unless that lottery dream comes true for me. If you work for a living, its nice to get home with plenty of daylight left to sit by the pool, grill some food, take a walk, ride a bike or whatever you like to do outside. Ive written columns in the past complaining about this archaic practice. I was going to skip it this year until I realized how annoying it was to try to get up an hour earlier for work all week. I noticed more associates arriving later for work, including me. The dog didnt understand why her walking and feeding pattern changed. I tried to go to bed earlier, but my body wasnt ready for that. I started this column the morning I woke up at my old time and had to skip coee to try to make it to work on time. That made for a very grumpy morning and day for me. Fortunately, a solution may be in the works, Sen. Marco Rubio has introduced legislation to end it. According to a March 9 news release, U.S. Sens Marco Rubio (R-FL), James Lankford (R-OK), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Rick Scott (R-FL) and Ed Markey (D-MA) reintroduced the Sunshine Protection Act, legislation that would make daylight saving time permanent across the country. The bill re”ects the Florida legislatures 2018 enactment of year-round DST; however, for Floridas change to apply, a change in the federal statute is required. Fifteen other states „ Arkansas, Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming „ have passed similar laws, resolutions or voter initiatives „ and dozens more are looking. The call to end the antiquated practice of clock changing is gaining momentum throughout the nation,Ž Rubio said. Studies have shown many bene“ts of a year-round daylight saving time, which is why the Florida legislature voted to make it permanent in 2018. Im proud to reintroduce this bipartisan bill to make daylight saving time permanent, and give our nations families more stability throughout the year.Ž The bene“ts of permanent DST provided by Sen. Rubios press release included: € Reduces car crashes and car accidents involving pedestrians: better aligning daylight hours to drivers standard work hours increases visibility, according to the American Journal of Public Health and the Journal of Safety Research. Also reduces the number of vehicle collisions with wildlife by 8…11% by shifting normal trac patterns to an hour o from nocturnal wildlifes behavior. € Reduces risk for cardiac issues, stroke and seasonal depression. € Reduces the number of robberies by 27%, according to a 2015 Brookings Institution because of additional daylight in the evenings. € Bene“ts the economy, according to a study by JP Morgan Chase, which found that there is a drop in economic activity of 2.2% „ 4.9% when clocks move back. € Reduces childhood obesity and increases physical “tness, according to studies published by the International Journal Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity and the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, children see an increase in physical activity during DST. The Journal of Environmental Psychology found that DST increased pedestrian activity by 62% and cyclists activity by 38% because of additional daylight. € Bene“ts the agricultural economy, which is disproportionately disrupted by biannual changes in time by upsetting the synergy between farmers schedules and their supply chain partners. € Reduces energy usage, a 2008 study by the U.S. Department of Energy found that during the four weeks the U.S. extended daylight saving from the 2005 law, there were savings of about 0.5% in electricity per day. Later studies have also shown that the energy savings are minimal but a small savings does occur. There are pros and cons to a change like this, but it seems as if most Americans now support it. Its been reported that the Florida PTA opposes the permanent change to DST due to darkness in the morning hours when children are traveling to and waiting at bus stops. They do bring up an excellent point. Maybe thats something the school systems can address with dierent start times. I dont think the kids will mind waking up a little later. I hope our legislators can pass legislation this year. It seems like an easy one with so much bi-partisan support across the nation. That doesnt happen a lot. Glen Nickerson is the publisher and editor of The Daily Sun. He can be reached at glen. nickerson@yoursun.com.The week when time messes with us GLEN NICKERSONPublisher and editor of The Daily Sun Its COVID-19, not China virusT E:On a day when news organizations and agencies reported on the signi“cant rise in violence against Americans of Asian descent and Asian Americans, Venice Gondolier published a letter to the editor from a reader who complained about isolating at home because of the China Virus. These and other derogatory and damaging terms popularized by the last president encourage violence. Each day I send my Asian American son to his college classes concerned about whether he might be bullied or worse. I ask the editor of the op-ed page to please exercise editorial license. The correct term is COVID-19. R J VeniceWho is Steube protecting?T E:On Jan. 6, a coup on the United States government was attempted. Greg Steube was one of the representatives protected in Congress by the Capitol police on that day. Yet he has declined to honor the Capitol police who bore that burden, some of whom were injured or killed. Why? Is he protecting the white supremacists? Was he in favor of the coup? What is his rationale? He has aligned himself with such stalwarts as Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Andy Biggs, and Louis Gohmertz. Why? What does his action say about his representation of his constituents? This is more than a simple partisan political matter. Y N NokomisSteube votes against lauding ocersT E:On Wednesday, March 17, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube voted to deny Congressional Gold Metals to the Capitol police ocers that were killed and assaulted during the Jan. 6 insurrection riots. I trust his constituents and others that stand up for law enforcement remember his vote against those protecting Congress and question why he would act as if supporting the law breakers. N.L. H VeniceDont raise the roofsT E:Like most of your readers, we love the small-town vibe of Venice. The unhurried conversations, aesthetically pleasing downtown, free parking, and sunny parks were a large part of why we moved here. Venice provides a real sense of belonging, where we greet shop owners by name, stroll to good restaurants, chat with fellow walkers, and even greet their dogs by name. Our Venice is a very good place to call home. So, what is this movement afoot to raise the height of our downtown buildings from 35 feet to 39 feet? On the surface, this doesnt sound that bad; 4 feet, nothing to worry about, right? Wrong. If this gains traction, the look and feel of Venice would change forever. No mistake: This is a very big deal. Buildings, now allowed to be two stories, would be allowed to be three stories. A third-”oor option would, without a doubt, encourage one-story building owners to tear down and rebuild bigger. We would see years of construction disruption and a complete loss of our small-town feel. Top ”oors would surely be used as oces or residential: additional parking woes. Those supporting this also want an additional 10 feet in height „ for appendages.Ž City Council Members, we do not want our downtown to end up a Disney version of Historic Venice. We have a goldmine here: People come for the charm and uniqueness. Please keep the existing height requirement. Keep our irreplaceable charming small-town vibe. M G Venice

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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, March 20, 2021 PAGE 17ASports CONTACT US | VINNIE PORTELL | 941-207-1107 | vportell@venicegondolier.com | SUN NEWSPAPERS By VINNIE PORTELLSPORTS WRITERHome runs have become increasing prevalent throughout Major League Baseball over the last few years. But in high school, baseball diamonds arent much smaller than the professional ones, and the players are just teenagers „ making long balls dicult to come by. Despite this our area still boasts several formidable sluggers. It probably wouldnt be the best idea during COVID times, but a local home run derby could be a fun way to showcase some powerful hitters from Venice to Punta Gorda. There would be some ground rules. Each area team could select one representative to swing for the fences at 10 pitches „ with the two hitting the least homers being eliminated in two rounds until a one-on-one “nale. Maybe one day we can see this happen, but for now, heres how we see it playing out in the imaginations of The Daily Sun sports sta: Port Charlotte „ rst baseman Landon Carter (5-foot-11, 195 pounds, freshman) Its impressive for a freshman player to make varsity, let alone contribute or become his teams strongest hitter. But Carter, a “rst baseman and pitcher, has done just that „ going 11-for-29 with two doubles, one HR, four runs and four RBIs. He has the only home run on Port Charlotte and also has the teams second-highest batting average. How hed do in the derby: Carter may be the youngest player in this made-up derby, but hes about as big, or bigger, than most of the players on this list. While Carter has ”ashed impressive potential, it might be too much to ask for a freshman to compete under pressure against some of the areas most powerful and experienced seniors. We see Carter taking some time to get over his nerves, and then launching a home run or two before being eliminated in the opening round. Lemon Bay „ inelder Abel Albarran (5-foot-10, 165 pounds, sophomore) Typically a home run derby would consist of upperclassmen who have had time to re“ne their swing and pack on muscle. Albarran, however, bucks that trend. Hes been one of the areas hottest hitters so far, going 22-for-43 with “ve doubles, one triple, 15 runs and 18 RBI through 13 games. Though he doesnt ocially have a home run this year, he did launch a grand slam in a preseason game. How hed do in the derby: The stats speak for themselves. Albarran is hitting over .500 with several extra-base hits. Working against him, though, is that hes the second-youngest player in this derby and also the smallest. Hes shown he has the power to hit homers, but can he keep up with the hardest hitters?Who would be the home run king?Imagining how a HR derby with the best area sluggers would play outPREP BASEBALL PREP BASEBALL By VINNIE PORTELLSPORTS WRITERVENICE „ When Simon Yochum “rst joined the Venice baseball team this past summer, he was an incoming freshman who lacked velocity, but had a knack for pitching. The freshman has been working on learning how to throw as a sidearmer ever since, and he unveiled his new skills at the varsity level on Wednesday night „ coming in to relieve Huston Wynne for 2 1/3 scoreless innings in a 4-1 win over Sarasota at Venice High School. The win capped a three-game sweep of the Sailors after Venice won, 5-0 on Monday, and won, 8-5, in extra innings on Tuesday. Ive been told I was going to get called up later in the season, but I didnt expect it to be this early,Ž said the freshman right-hander, who throws a fastball, a slider, and is working on a changeup. They told me (Tuesday) night. I wasnt nervous. Ive pitched against (my teammates) in the Green and White games. I was feeling pretty good. My bullpen went well. My arm felt good.Ž Wynne handled the “rst 4 2/3 innings for Venice (8-4), allowing one run on two walks and four hits. He ran into some trouble in the third inning „ loading the bases with one out „ but got a pop out and a ”y out to escape the jam. Once Wynne got into another tight spot in the “fth with one run in and a runner on second base, it was time for coach Craig Faulkner to turn to the bullpen. After using four pitchers on Monday and “ve more on Tuesday, Faulkner didnt have much of a choice but to go to Yochum in Game 3.SEE DERBY , 18AYochum shines as Venice sweeps Sarasota SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELLMarek Houston brings in a run for the Indians during early innings of last nights game against Sarasota. By MARC TOPKINTAMPA BAY TIMESFORT MYERS „ Kevin Kiermaier has had a few aches and pains, missing time with hip and then quad tightness. Fridays game was just his “fth of the spring. But the Rays center“elder said he is feeling really good at the plate, incorporating a less-is-more approach and liking the results. This is the best Ive felt in spring in a long time as far as at-bats go,Ž he said. Why? Im just not thinking up at the plate,Ž he said. I found a very comfortable slot with my hands in my lower half setup, and everythings working together right now. So I feel really con“dent, Im ready to go. Im keeping everything simple. And thats something I always want to try to do more times than not. ... I just want to “nd that consistent level of consistency, actually, and if I can do that, everything will take care of itself. But I feel really good right now and I just want to stay locked in.Ž Kiermaier, 30, is 4-for-11 in games after an 0-for-3 Friday and also has gotten dozens of back“eld at-bats against live pitching. He will miss more time next week to be with wife Marisa as she is scheduled to deliver their second son Thursday, but he plans to play in two of the “nal three exhibitions and is con“dent he will be ready for the April 1 opener. If I get in some of those last games, Itll be more than what I need,Ž he said. CASHS FOURLETTER WORD Facing the usual shift with three in“elders on the right side, Rays lefty slugger Brandon Lowe pushed a bunt between third base and the mound in the “fth inning. Just a spring thing? Cash said its going to become part of the oensive strategy for their lefty hitters: Theyre going to bunt. Weve kind of talked to them a lot about that and limiting that heavy, heavy shift.ŽMLBKiermaier feels better at plate for first time in yearsSEE VENICE , 19A SUN PHOTO BY TOM ONEILLTampa Bay Rays center elder Kevin Kiermaier doubles against the Boston Red Sox earlier this week.SEE PLATE , 19A

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PAGE 18A Saturday, March 20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com We see Albarran making solid contact, but coming up just short on a few long balls as he is eliminated in the opening round along with Carter. DeSoto County „ inelder Logan Adams (6-foot-3, 190 pounds, senior) The Bulldogs have struggled at the plate in a 1-9 start, but Adams has set the example to follow. Hes the only player on the team hitting .300 or better (with more than 10 ABs) as hes went 6-for-18 with four doubles and two RBIs. How hed do in the derby: Adams is the tallest and lankiest player in the derby „ giving him the potential to be a dark horse candidate to win it all. However, the players hed be battling against „ Brandon Long, Aidan Corn and John Busha „ would make it tough to make it past the semi“nals. We see Adams getting hot in the opening round, but failing to keep up in the semi“nals as others steal the show. North Port „ rst baseman Brandon Long (5-foot-10, 220 pounds, senior) Long has been much better at pitching than hitting this season, but thats not to discredit the damage he can do at the plate. Long has started four games on the mound „ allowing 14 hits and six earned runs over 24 2/3 innings while striking out 35 batters and walking three. Hes shown his power in ”ashes. Long has gone 6-for-30 with three doubles, one run and three RBIs this year. How hed do in the derby: He hasnt hit one out in a game this season just yet, but Long is the Bobcats batting practice bomber, coach Miles Mayer said. His power is clear to see „ as half of his hits have gone for extra-base hits „ but he simply cant focus on hitting as much as most of these other players. We see Long cruising in the opening round, but running out of gas in the semi“nals against some tough foes. Venice „ rst baseman Aidan Corn (6-foot, 190 pounds, senior) Corn has been a regular contributor for the Indians for three straight years now and hes only added strength to his game. Hes one of the few to hit one over the fence at Venice as a sophomore, and he did it twice in one game already this year „ going 2-for-4 with two homers, three runs and four RBI in a 9-4 win over Fort Myers on Feb. 19. He slumped over a “ve-game stretch, but has still went 10-for-37 with a double, two HR, eight runs, eight RBI and four walks over 12 games. How hed do in the derby: Corn has an aggressive swing and often rips the ball to the wall with ease. Though he doesnt often hit deep ”ies in games, thats likely the product of playing smart baseball rather than an inability to shoot for the fences. We see Corn, one of the most experienced and powerful hitters in the area, settling in early and hitting enough out to make the “nal round. Charlotte „ outelder John Busha (6-foot-2, 200 pounds, senior) It should be no surprise that Busha „ one of the strongest players on the Tarpons football team „ is also the biggest bopper on the baseball team. Hes had an unreal start to the season, going 9-for-23 with two doubles, two triples, four HRs, eight runs, 12 RBIs. What makes Busha truly special, however, is his ability to crush the ball from both sides of the plate. So far, hes hit two home runs as a right-hander and two as a left-hander. How hed do in the derby: Its hard to see how Busha doesnt at least make it to the “nal round. A rare player who possesses both contact and power skill with his bat, Busha also has the advantage of switching sides of the plate to keep himself fresh. We see Busha crushing the competition until the “nal round, where he inches out Corn.DERBYFROM PAGE 17A SUN FILE PHOTOVenices Aidan Corn launched his rst home run as a sophomore, and has already hit two in one game this year as hes established himself as one of the areas hardest hitters. COLLEGE BASKETBALL By TIM BOOTHAP SPORTS WRITERINDIANAPOLIS „ Florida overcame playing short-handed most of the season after preseason SEC player of the year Keyontae Johnson was lost because of a scary medical episode. The Gators did it again, getting through to the second round for an eighth straight NCAA Tournament appearance „ and doing it without two key contributors. This team just continues to show character,Ž Florida coach Mike White said. No ones been through what theyve been through.Ž Colin Castleton scored 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Tre Mann hit a step-back 3-pointer with 23 seconds left in overtime and the seventh-seeded Gators held o No. 10 seed Virginia Tech 75-70 in a “rst-round game on Friday. Florida was cheered on by Johnson, who has turned into a de facto assistant coach since returning to the team following a December game in which he collapsed on the court and was hospitalized. He is still recovering from the episode, and doctors told him he could not play again this season. The Gators had plenty of time to learn how to play without Johnson. But they opened the NCAAs without key forward Omar Payne, who was benched by White, and lost starting guard Tyree Appleby midway through the second half after an inadvertent elbow opened a gash on his forehead. Enter Castleton, who was dominant on the inside. And Mann came through with a pair of key 3-pointers late to send the Gators (15-9) into the second round to face the Ohio State-Oral Roberts winner. It just shows who we are as a team, our character,Ž said Castleton, a transfer from Michigan. We went through a lot of other stu o the court, and this game today we went through a lot on the court.Ž Mann hit a 3 with 2:49 left in regulation, a shot that became huge as Virginia Tech rallied in the closing seconds and forced overtime on Nahiem Alleynes 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds left. 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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, March 20, 2021 PAGE 19A It took the freshman just three pitches to earn his “rst strikeout and escape the inning. He did not surprise us,Ž said Faulkner, who added that Yochum is the “rst freshman to pitch for the Indians since Caleb Williams pitched in the state tournament in 2015. He played all summer on my (Florida) Burn team. Hes a pretty special kid. Hes o-the-charts smart. Hes a Pine View student. He couldnt be learning from a better guy in Cooper Hammond, who won two state championships with us, and he throws exactly like he throws. Were excited to see what hes gonna do for us.Ž Faulkner left Yochum in for the remainder of the game, and the freshman left with hardly a blemish on his box score. He committed a throwing error to “rst base in the sixth, but otherwise didnt allow a baserunner to reach „ striking out three over 2 1/3 innings. Hes only been doing it for a few months, which makes it unbelievable that hes already doing it at this level,Ž Hammond said. But hes a really smart kid, and he picked it up really quickly. I think its easier for some of us. Simon is like me. We already had a low arm slot, so its easier to drop down. He commands his fastball well. He came in on righties tonight a few times and they swung over it. Thats very hard for a sidearmer to do.Ž The Indians jumped out to an early lead as they scored three runs in the “rst inning. Michael Robertson walked „ later picked o second base „ Aidan Corn reached on an error, John Whitney singled to right “eld, Marek Houston walked, Colin Blazek hit an RBI single o the pitchers leg and Cole Schumaker stroked a two-run single to center “eld „ getting out to a 3-0 lead. From there, however, Wynne and Sarasota starting pitcher Ryan Swartz went back-and-forth with scoreless pitching until the “fth. Venice added an insurance run in the home half of the sixth when Connor OSullivan hit an RBI groundout to second base „ scoring Schumaker for a 4-1 advantage. After that, all Yochum had to do was pitch through the seventh without allowing three runs to score. But the freshman didnt even allow the Sailors to think of a comeback „ sitting them down 1-2-3 to “nish o the win. Hes the kind of kid who we will use. Well use him when we have a lot of games in a row,Ž Faulkner said. Hes the kind of kid, who if he keeps doing well and if he can handle it, hell be with us at the end of the year.ŽVENICEFROM PAGE 17AGAME DETAILS: RED SOX 11, RAYS 7 A long Mike Zunino homer, and back-to-back triples by Willy Adames and Joey Wendle helped the Rays (7-10) to 5-0 lead, but the Sox rallied with homers o relievers Louis Head, Andrew Kittredge and Joey Krehbiel. ... Yoshi Tsutsugo looked good again at “rst base and had three good at-bats „ and o Boston hard-thrower Nathan Eovaldi. ƒ Starter Rich Hill didnt get though the planned third inning, having trouble again keeping the ball down, throwing 58 pitches to get eight outs. Hill gave his outing an okayŽ review, noting his velocity was up (getting into the 90s), and he threw a few good curves but that only 50 percent of the balls came out of my hand the way I wanted to.Ž ƒ Yandy Diaz hit his “rst homer. ƒ Seminole High product Krehbiel had a rough eighth inning, allowing hits to “ve of eight batters. ... Cash said catcher Kevan Smith is having additional back problems, had seen one doctor and was going for further testing.PLATEFROM PAGE 17A SUN PHOTOS BY JUSTIN FENNELLHuston Wynne pitches for the Indians during Wednesdays home game against Sarasota. Indians John Whitney gets a base hit against Sarasota on Wednesday. Aidan Corn tags out a Sarasota runner caught in a pickle between second and third base. Venices Aiden Beechy connects for a base hit against Sarasota Wednesday night. Pick up a copy of Wednesdays Venice Gondolier to see who made the All Area Boys Soccer Team. Presenting Sponsor adno=3786967-1Powered byProud supporters of our local high school athletes and athletic programs. AUTO REPAIR Sponsor Team Al Ae PREPS P P P P P P r o u s c h o o o S p o Spo n

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Our TownSATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2021 | KIM COOL, Our Town Editor | kcool@venicegondolier.com | SUN NEWSPAPERSCOMICS/PUZZLES 9B-12B PUZZLE ANSWERS 5B RELIGION 4B PHOTO ALBUM 8B By LARRY R. HUMESGUEST WRITERVENICE „ If the walls of the Banyan House could talk, what stories they would tell. Constructed in 1926 and described as among the “rst crop of houses grown in Venice,Ž the structure at 519 Harbor Drive South has served many functions during the past 95 years: private residence, pre-school, shell museum, USO facility and as a bed-and-breakfast. A familiar landmark to residents and visitors alike, the historic home serves as a symbolic timeline of Venices unique heritage. We love history and being part of the history of Venice,Ž said Susan McCormick who, along with her husband, Chuck, purchased the house in 1986. These homes have a lot of character and charm. We like that part of it. They have a whole dierent style than the new houses. We like the charm of it.Ž The structure, which originally had six bedrooms and “ve baths, was “rst owned by Bob and Dorothy Marvin. A trained engineer, Bob Marvin oversaw the sale of private residences for the Venice Company, a subsidiary of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. The 14-room residence features three “replaces, two on the “rst ”oor and one in the upstairs master bedroom. It was constructed in the Mediterranean Revival style of architecture with an exterior of double-hollow tile faced with brick and covered with stucco. The structure is not only designed to withstand severe weather, but also oer cooler temperatures during warm weather. The house also featured a carriage house in the back as well as a swimming pool, the “rst built in Venice. McCormick said that a few years after purchasing the house, they were visited by two of the Marvin daughters who had lived in the residence as children. One of the things the daughters told them was that Thomas Edison had been a friend of the family and would stay with them on those occasions when visiting Venice. He gave the family the banyan tree in 1928 that is located to the side of the house today. Following the stock market crash in 1929 and the BLE abandoning the Venice project shortly before, the house sat idle until Virginia Wilson purchased it in 1937 for $5,000 in back taxes. Quite the entrepreneur, Wilson operated the Venice Country Day school from the residence. The children learned to swim in the backyard pool and played in the vacant lot to the north of the house. Her school busŽ consisted of a station wagon with the rear windows removed and the open spaces covered with wire mesh to keep the children from falling out. The makeshift bus also reportedly featured surreylike fringe around the roof line and was a familiar sight around Venice during those years. Wilson, who once served as president of the VeniceNokomis Womans Club, also operated a tax service, a tea room, and a 24-hour taxi service which, for a 10-cent fare, oered to take riders any place in town.Ž When the Venice Army Air Base was commissioned in 1942, several of the servicemen and their families lived at the residence. During that time, it reportedly became the unocial headquarters for the local USO. Wilson eventually turned the residence into a bedand-breakfast she called the Copper Kettle Inn. She later changed the name to the Banyan House. Wilson sold the Banyan House in 1962 to Mrs. M.C. (Peg) Thomas. An avid collector of sharks teeth and the author of books about sharks, Thomas converted a room at the back of the house into a museum complete with an exhibit of her shell and fossil collection. Since she had no use for the adjoining properties, Thomas sold the Carriage House and also the vacant lot that had once served as the pre-school playground. Bob and Joy Wiggins purchased the Banyan House in 1976, which they told a reporter at the time they considered their own form of Bicentennial Independence since, in doing so, they gave up their former jobs up north to become permanent Venetians. During their ownership of the bed-and-breakfast, the Wiggins family spent a great deal of eort restoring the structure to its original condition. Bob and Brenda Clark purchased the house in 1984 and began a needed renovation they called Operation Facelift.Ž A short time later, however, they realized the job was perhaps more than they had bargained for. The McCormicks had been living in the Atlanta area during their early 30s when they decided to move south to a warmer climate. Falling in love with Venice, they built a new house in the area while Chuck worked in real estate and Susan worked as a nurse at the local hospital. In 1986, the McCormicks arranged a deal whereby the Clarks purchased their home and they, in turn, purchased the Banyan House. Chuck thought he could restore it,Ž added Susan. The carriage house and the house that was built to the north, on the site of the former pre-school playground, were also for sale so we were able to rejoin the property to what it once had been.Ž Susan said they had zero experience operating a bed-and-breakfast when they purchased the property so there was clearly a learning curve involved. While modernizing the house, we tried to retain as much of the historic detail as possible.Ž Susan said Betty Arnall, a friend who served as the “rst director of the Venice Archives and Area Collection, was most helpful in that she brought over articles and photographs of what the residence had looked like when it was built. Chuck built an exercise room at the rear of the property, but constructed it in the architectural style of the house. He also built a waterfall that graces the area. I can work at my desk and look out over the waterfalls,Ž she said. As for the banyan tree that graces the side yard, Susan said it developed a white fungus a few years ago that threatened to destroy the living icon.Banyan House „ a timeline of Venice history PHOTO BY LARRY R. HUMES Built in 1926, the Banyan House was one of the rst homes constructed in Venice. It has served many roles over the years, most of that time as a bed-and-breakfast. Ever since the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers purchased the John Nolen plan and land from Dr. Fred Albee, there has been a strong Cleveland connection in Venice. While the BLE stay was not lengthy, thanks to the arrival of the Great Depression and the nearly simultaneous end of the Florida land boom of the 1920s, Clevelanders continued to “nd their way her year after year. Mayor Worthington left here about 1928 and never returned „ but I understand that his wife did come back sometime in the 30s. My husband and I knew his son and daughter-in-law in the late 60s when we all took up curling about the same time at the Cleveland Skating Club. Their daughter, Natalie, was a sometime sitter for our daughter, Heidi, when Heidi was about 6 and Natalie was about 13 or so. It really is a small world. At that point my parents were already spending winters in Venice, but it would be many more years before I would learn anything about the BLE or how many Clevelanders seemed to be “nding their way here. With the creation of the Urban Forest by those wonderful Venice Area Beauti“cation members, there is another connection. Cleveland is called the Forest City and is surrounded by something called The Emerald Necklace, a string of public parks. New York City has its Central Park in the center of town as we have our Centennial Park, which these days is more parking lot than park but still the site of wonderful events like the Gazebo concerts on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday evenings and special events like the famous Sun Fiesta each fall „ except when there is a pandemic. That Urban Forest is becoming all the more valuable as a place to go these days when we have to keep our distance from one another yet still want to escape from selfinduced quarantine at least once in a while. Running adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway on the east side of the Intracoastal, for nearly 2 miles, the forest already has countless oaks and palms and other trees planted by those VABI folks thanks to a matching grant from Gulf Coast Foundation. Like VABI, that foundation is another asset to this area. It began From the Forest City to the Urban Forest PHOTO PROVIDED BY PETER TAVINO The area outlined in red on the above photo is the site of the Urban Forest of Venice. It is approximately across the Intracoastal Waterway from the home of the Venice Gondolier which has a red roof and is just to the left of the Venice Avenue Bridge on the island side of the bridge. Venice Elementary School is left of the Gondolier builidng.SEE BANYAN , 2B SEE KIM , 2B KIM COOLOur Town Editor COMMENTARY While modernizing the house, we tried to retain as much of the historic detail as possible.ŽSusan McCormick Banyan House Owner

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PAGE 2B Saturday, March 20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com We had to drastically trim the tree to remove the portions of the trunk that were infected with the fungus. We had scores of negative comments at the time, accusing us of killing the tree when, in fact, we were trying to do the opposite. If we had killed it, it couldnt have been the Banyan House.Ž We love the history of this house,Ž added Susan, but I would have to say our fondest memories are of all the wonderful people weve met during the past 35 years. We have so many repeat guests that have become extended family. The Banyan House has been a great life for us.Ž In 1989, the Banyan House became part of a listing in the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing resource to the Venezia Park Historic District. The Venice Area Historical Society recognized the residence in February 2016 with the placement of a bronze plaque at the front entrance denoting its value as a contributing structure. Clarke Pressly contributed to this article. Larry Humes writes about local history and can be reached at: 1926Venice@gmail.com.BANYANFROM PAGE 1Bas the money derived from the sale of the old Venice Hospital but with excellent leadership over the years, it has grown to become a major foundation that is making a wonderful dierence in the lives of all of us here in Venice but also throughout the area thanks to its grants to organizations of all dierent types from the Asolo to Loveland to art centers and education and so much more. That the Urban Forest enhances the John Nolen plan is a given. Parks were an important aspect of city planning back in the 20s. Imagine New York City without all that green space. Our Urban Forest will become just as important over the years as this city continues to grown and expand, possibly more so given the growth of this states population. It is a 1.75 mile stretch of green tranquility and in its own way, a frame for the beautiful city that Nolen designed and VABI has enhanced so beautifully with all those plants in the business district. Every time I drive through the downtown, I smile at how beautiful Venice has become and hope it will always be so. All those ”owers are a magical addition. For a glimpse of the Urban Forest, I want to thank someone else who is sharing his talent with the city „ Peter Tavino. He has shared so many wonderful photos of this beautiful city with this paper and thus with all of us who live here. He uses a drone but with an artists eye. He truly captures the beauty of whatever he shoots. Thank you Peter for capturing the best of this city in a way that most of us would never know. For the rest of you, I welcome photos week in and week out of the people and places that make this area special and used them primarily on the back page of Our Town on Saturdays. If you are out and about, take photos of your friends or your favorite hanging planter or building or an antique car on Venice Avenue. Whatever you “nd to be of interest will like appeal to others as well. DO NOT CHANGE the size or resolution in any way please as we need all the pixels your camera can capture for print. Send your photos to kcool@ venicegondolier.com with the names from left to right of anyone in the photos and the location where taken. As all the Gondoliers become part of the Venice archives, you also will be contributing to the ongoing and growing history of Venice. Email: kcool@ venicegondolier.comKIMFROM PAGE 1B PHOTO BY LARRY R. HUMES The Banyan House takes its name from the tree that is located on the south side of the building. Thomas Edison gifted the banyan tree to the original owners in 1928. A friend of the family, Edison reportedly was a guest in the house during his visits to Venice. Co-owner Susan McCormick said portions of the tree had to be removed a few years ago to save it from a fungus. PHOTO PROVIDED BY VENICE DIVISION OF HISTORICAL RESOURCESConstructed of one-foot-thick walls, the residence served as a makeshift hurricane shelter during times of severe weather. PHOTO BY LARRY R. HUMES The house became a contributing resource in 1989 to the National Register of Historic Places. The Venice area Historical Society placed a bronze plaque at the front entrance in 2016 that describes the history of the building. Team Al Ae PREPS adno=3786960-1 Presenting SponsorProud supporters of our local high school athletes and athletic programs. Powered by SUN The DailyCharlotte € DeSoto € SarasotaProud supporters of our local high school athletes and athletic programs. AUTO REPAIR Premier Sponsor

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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, March20, 2021 PAGE 3B By EVAN ACKERMANGUEST WRITERSARASOTA „ Children First announced The Challenge for Changing Lives, a $1,060,000 matching gift challenge led by Children Firsts 60th Anniversary Diamond Circle members. The Diamond Circle is a dedicated group of extraordinary supporters leading the charge in advancing the mission of strengthening children and families together. Their goal is to inspire the community to join them in giving by matching all gifts, dollar for dollar, up to $1,060,000, throughout 2021 as the focal point of the agencys overall annual fundraising e orts. Their commitment is to increase support of early childhood education, family strengthening, and comprehensive services for families living at risk. The key philanthropists comprising the Diamond Circle membership include: two anonymous donors providing gifts totaling just over $300,000; individuals, couples and foundations providing gifts of $60,000 each including: Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, Dawn and Mitchell Epstein, Julie and Brock Leach, Joan and Dr. Bart Levenson, Katherine and Frank Martucci, Elenor Maxheim in loving memory of John Maxheim, Keith Monda and Veronica Brady, Leslie and Dick Rivera, Gaye and Jack Schwarz, and Karen Solem in loving memory of Charles Forman; couples joining together to form Diamond Circles with combined gifts from $20,000 to $30,000 including: John Bean and Alexandra Jupin, Lisa and John Giglio, Carol and Richard Kalikow, and Bob and Lin Williams; and couples and individuals comprising a Diamond Circle with gifts from $10,000 including: Alison and Howie Madsen, Jo and Stan Rutstein, Mike Rutstein, and CEO Philip Tavill. As the leaders of The Challenge for Changing Lives, our incredible Diamond Circle members have a collective desire to inspire other members of our community to invest in our children and families. Even as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary, we know that the hardships faced by those we serve are greater than ever. We are working together to lead in providing solutions in these unprecedented times. These are the moments in which we can change the tide by meeting our families where they are and providing access and opportunity for current and future generations. We are deeply appreciative of our Diamond Circle members for their remarkable support,Ž CEO Philip Tavill said. We are so thankful for the trailblazing challenge match brought forth by some of our most passionate and committed supporters. Our Diamond Circle members understand that their philanthropy is not only representative of this historic milestone in our agencys history, it is more speci“ cally a direct recognition of the excellence of our sta and their commitment to helping us achieve the best outcomes our children and families deserve. Our children and families are as unique and special as diamonds, overcoming tremendous pressure to shine bright in the face of adversity. This collective matching campaign kicko gift marks a signi“ cant investment in the potential of our communitys most vulnerable, allowing them to experience the transformation of a lifetime,Ž Vice President of Philanthropy Jessica Rogers said. As the provider of Head Start and Early Head Start services for Sarasota County, Children First has grown to serve hundreds of children and their families annually at 15 locations annually throughout Sarasota County with campuses in Venice, North Port, and Sarasota. As a four-time designated Head Start Program of Excellence, the agency ranks in the top 1% of over 1,800 programs nationwide. Through its award-winning Families First Institute, comprehensive curricula is o ered at no cost to all community members. In 1961, the Junior League of Sarasota founded the Sarasota Day Nursery with a mission to prepare children from low-income families for Kindergarten. In 1994, the agency became Sarasota Countys exclusive provider of Head Start services. With Early Head Start services added in 1998 and a name change to Children First in 2000, the organization grew rapidly, driven by the high demand for quality early childhood education and family strengthening programs within economically vulnerable communities. Children Firsts founding principles are woven throughout its history, continuing the vision of providing children and families with opportunities for success, regardless of circumstance at birth or in life. To make a gift in support of The Challenge for Changing Lives, please visit children“ rst.net/ donate.Children First receives $1M challenge SUN PHOTO BY CAPT. 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PAGE 4B Saturday, March 20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.comReligion CONTACT US 941-207-1110 religion@venicegondolier.com SUN NEWSPAPERS One author/theologian has described the human plight in these words: The Great Playwright has composed a drama and written a wonderful part especially for us to play; and like a spoiled and silly child, we have torn up the script and smirked our way through a self-serving but ultimately self-destructive plot of our own.Ž Of course, this is a partial summary of the story told us in the Bible „ the part about our lostnessŽ from God and our relentless eorts to write a better script for ourselves. Having ceased to worship our Creator, we fashion idols for ourselves, laying hold of whatever seems virtuous or satisfying to our egos or our senses. We grant these idols our allegiance only to discover in time, they yield us no deep satisfaction, though they extract from us a great price. Jesus addresses this priceŽ on the human soul when he says, Come unto me, all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Ž Like our Jewish neighbors, the Church of Jesus Christ looks forward to Passover each year. We learn of its abiding signi“cance for Gods people throughout the Old Testament, and we follow Jesus in his three-year public ministry, going to Jerusalem each spring for its observance. Indeed, it was that last Passover observance, culminating his three years of presenting himself to his fellow Jews as their longawaited Messiah, which serves as the climax to the entire Old Testament story. When Adam and Eve sought to write their own script, pursuing their own glory, in Genesis 3, they discovered the guilt and shame so familiar to us. In time, God chose Abraham and his descendants, the Israelites or Jews, to be a blessing to the nations (that would include the world of Gentiles), a royal priesthood, a holy nation. (Genesis 12, 19) The Passover event is rooted in the story of the Israelites rescue or deliverance from Egypt. God delivered His people, the Jews, from the land of bondage in Egypt. He brought them to Himself at Mt. Sinai and purposed to live in their midst in the tabernacle and later, the temple, a Garden of Eden reset. But alas, like Adam and Eve, the Israelites also sought to write their own script, violating the laws of God and breaking covenant with Him. They too, like Adam and Eve, found themselves in exile with their meeting place with God, the temple, destroyed by the Babylonians. Though returning to Jerusalem under Cyrus the Persian, the temple did not witness the return of the glory of God in their midst, and their prophets pointed to His future return. This is the backdrop to the coming of the Christ (Messiah) in the person of Jesus of Nazareth. At the last Passover with his disciples in Jerusalem, he spoke of himself as the substance of the observance as he proclaimed his body and blood to be given for the salvation of his people. The story of that last Passover with Jesus and his disciples led to his going to the cross. There on the cross, Jesus put an end to the guilt, shame and exile of his peoples long story, taking the sin and guilt of the world upon himself. In the language of bleeding love, Jesus Christ oered himself up to His father to put an end to the enslavement of people to the power of their own idolatrous hearts. When he uttered the words from the cross, It is “nished,Ž they revealed an end to sin and its power and the threshold to a whole new reality „ the restoration of sinners to Gods original script. (More on this later.) Idols, sin and death be damned. Christ is victor!Passover people PASTOR DWIGHT DOLBYReligion Columnist FROM TCM BIG SCREEN CLASSICSDENVER „ This year, “lm a“cionados can enjoy a yearlong journey spanning nine decades of cinema history, through a dozen of some of the movie industrys greatest titles, as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies present the seventh annual TCM Big Screen Classics series. Featuring acclaimed “lms released from 1941 to 1996, and encompassing legendary dramas, iconic musicals, beloved comedies, a thrilling adventure, a stylish “lm noir, a stirring epic, a crackling mystery, and a suspenseful horror, the TCM Big Screen Classics series has something for everyone in 2021. The TCM Big Screen Classics series is further enhanced with preand post-feature insights presented by popular TCM hosts, including TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz. The March feature is The Ten CommandmentsŽ 65th Anniversary Year after year, the TCM Big Screen Classics series proves to be among our most requested programming,Ž said Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations, Tom Lucas. We are excited to bring another exciting line-up of “lms across a variety of genres … from comedies to musicals to award-winning dramas, there is something for everyone.Ž This year has shown us that watching movies on the big screen is not an experience to take for granted, and 2021s lineup of “lms has something for every movie lover,Ž said Genevieve McGillicuddy, vice president of enterprises and strategic partnerships, TCM. We are prouder than ever to continue this partnership with Fathom Events to bring the TCM Big Screen Classics series to audiences around the country.Ž For tickets to all the movies or simply for The Ten Commandments,Ž go to FathomEvents.com or participating theater box oces. For a complete list of events in the series, visit the Fathom Events website. Tickets for remaining titles will be available closer to the event dates. The Ten CommandmentsŽ (1956) 65th Anniversary will be shown at participating theaters on March 28 and March 31. The cast includes: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget, and John Derek. The screenplay was by Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse L. Lasky Jr., Jack Gariss, and Fredric M. Frank. Directed by Cecil B. DeMille, The Ten CommandmentsŽ was “lmed in Egypt and the Sinai with one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture, The Ten CommandmentsŽ tells the story of the life of Moses, once favored in the Pharaohs household, who turned his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom. In addition to numerous awards and accolades, The Ten CommandmentsŽ also remains one of the biggest box oce successes in cinema history (with theatrical sales adjusted for in”ation). For more about this series of classic “lms, go to: FathomEvents.com.The Ten Commandments film turns 65 PHOTO PROVIDED BY BIG SCREEN CLASSICS The Ten Commandments (1956) 65th Anniversary will run Sunday, March 28 and March 31. It stars Charlton Heston (shown above), Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget and John Derek. BY EDIE HAACKThe Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd celebrated Celtic Sunday on March 14 with Celtic music before the morning service which was livestreamed on the fourth Sunday of Lent. Future services can be viewed live on Facebook, YouTube or on the church website. Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. Visit the web-site for additional events that may be coming up. Go to: goodshepherdvenice”.org/ members/virtual-extras.htmlGood Shepherd Episcopal Church celebrates Celtic Sunday Fr Joe Hudson and Christine Neal stand by the Celtic Cross at the entrance to Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Center Road. 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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, March 20, 2021 PAGE 5BPUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on pages 9B-12B SOLUTION TO TODAY'S 7 LITTLE WORDS SOLUTION TO TODAY'S JUMBLE SOLUTION TO TODAY'S CRYPTOQUIP SOLUTION TO TODAY'S KENKEN SOLUTION TO TODAY'S CHALLENGER SOLUTION TO TODAY'S SUDOKU SOLUTION TO TODAY'S CROSSWORDQ 1 Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold: A 5 J 10 A K 8 5 8 7 6 5 4Right-hand opponent opens 1S. What call would you make? A Overcalling on that club suit is unthinkable. An unusual 2NT bid suggests a sacrifice, and you have Ace-king-ace! You can defend. Pass. Q 2 North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold: K J 9 Q 8 5 4 2 A K 6 9 7Right-hand opponent opens 2S. What call would you make? A Overcalling on that suit should not appeal to anyone. Also, you have a very suitable hand for defending a spade contract. Pass Q 3 East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold: 9 8 6 5 3 2 10 6 8 6 K 9 7Partner opens 1S and right-hand opponent doubles. What call would you make? A Take advantage of the vulnerability and ramp up the pressure. Bid 4S. Q 4 Both vulnerable, as South, you hold: A 6 5 3 Q 10 8 3 A J 8 7 6 WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH 1 Dbl Pass ?What call would you make? A Don’t get too excited. The queen of hearts is surely wasted. 2S is enough. Q 5 North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold: K J 8 5 A 10 6 10 9 K J 5 3 EAST SOUTH WEST NORTH 2 Pass Pass Dbl Pass ?What call would you make? A Don’t go for penalties at this vulnerability. Go for your game bonus. Bid 3NT. Q 6 East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold: A Q 9 6 4 J 9 8 K 10 7 Q 6 SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST 1 Dbl 2 Pass ?What call would you make? A In a recent online game, the player with this hand bid 2NT. Partner’s bid is not forcing, but if you want to bid again, bid 3H. (Bob Jones welcomes readers’ responses sent in care of this paper or tcaeditors@tribpub.com)SOLUTION TO GOREN BRIDGE By GEORGE VARGATHE SAN DIEGO UNIONTRIBUNEWhat did Andra Day do to prepare for her title role as the star of The United States vs. Billie Holiday,Ž director Lee Daniels gripping new “lm about the transcendent jazz and blues singers soul-sapping battle against racism, addiction and relentless government persecution? A more apt question would be: What didnt the three-time Grammy Award nominee do to prepare to play Holiday in this Paramount Pictures production, which is on Hulu? The role, which marks Days “lm debut, has earned her growing Oscar buzz and a 2021 Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress in a Motion Picture „ Drama. She threw herself into playing the famously gifted, troubled and tormented Holiday with so much focus and commitment, body and soul, that it seems as if Days life depended on it, not just her budding acting career. This was incredibly dicult and the hardest thing Ive had to do in my life,Ž she said, speaking by phone recently from her Los Angeles home. It was transformative.Ž How transformative? For starters, this proud 2003 graduate of the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts lost weight to play Lady Day,Ž as Holiday was aectionately called by fellow musicians. A lot of weight. Through a special diet, an exercise regimen that focused on aikido, and periodic bouts of not eating „ both before and during “lming in 2019 „ Day dropped from 163 to 124 pounds. I wanted to do it healthily,Ž she noted. But when it got closer to starting to “lm on set, there would be moments of starving myself. Its not something I recommend; its not a healthy way to lose weight. But I was trying to get „ this sounds gross „ a period body, to show what Billie might have looked like when she was skinny and on drugs. Its not particularly a pretty sight. I tried to look gaunt and have my skin as loose as possible. ALCOHOL AND CIGARETTES After being cast as Holiday by Daniels, Day also began drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes. And, also like the real-life Holiday, she began swearing. A lot. And she took an even deeper dive into the enduring art created by Holiday, Days biggest and earliest singing in”uence, whose classics she performs and whose life she portrays throughout the “lm with a startling realism that is by turns poignant and horrifying. To further prepare for her Holiday role, Day met a number of times with recovering heroin addicts at a Los Angeles area halfway house. This allowed her to study their behavior up close and ask them about their debilitating habits. They also taught her how to prepare a “x and how to realistically simulate injecting heroin. I wanted to show what makes an addictive personality manifest that way,Ž she explained. Understanding my own addictive personality and that sort of neurotic anxious energy, I needed to feel it with smoking and with alcohol. I watched a lot of recovering addicts who taught me how to tie up, shoot up and what its like, emotionally. Were all addicts; it just manifests in dierent ways.Ž CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER Born Eleanora Fagan in Philadelphia on April 7, 1915, Holiday began singing in New York clubs when she was barely 15. By that point, sadly, she had already endured much trauma, including racism, poverty, sexual abuse and a stint in a facility for troubled Black girls that began when she was 9. Holidays mother was a prostitute and her father had almost no presence. In her adult life, the singer was repeatedly exploited and sometimes beaten by men. One of them was James Monroe, to whom she was brie”y married in 1941 and who introduced her to smoking opium. Following her divorce, Holidays second husband, trumpeter Joe Guy, introduced her to heroin use. The subsequent death of her mother accelerated Holidays drinking and drug-taking. Her third husband, the thuggish Louis McKay, was no less manipulative or abusive than her previous two spouses. He set Holiday up for a drug bust that resulted in her being convicted and sentenced to a year in prison. Yet, like few music legends before or since, Holiday channeled the pain and torment of her life into exquisitely moving music that has repeatedly transcended her time and place. She soared on stage, whether performing on her own or with such stellar collaborators as Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman. Singing in a sinuous voice that sounded both haunting and haunted, tender and tortured, Holiday transformed such songs as God Bless the Child,Ž Taint Nobodys Business If I DoŽ and, especially, the chilling Strange FruitŽ into intensely felt autobiographical portraits. The results, acclaimed around the world then and now, captured her unique sense of hope and loss, beauty and despair, ”eeting pleasure, and a long string of shattered dreams. Holiday was only 44 when she died in 1959 from drug and alcoholrelated causes. An exceptionally expressive vocal artist, she remains one of the most in”uential singers in any genre. PERSECUTED BY FEDS But as an early civil rights pioneer who was also a soft and hard drugs user, Holiday was relentlessly persecuted by the U.S. governments Federal Bureau of Narcotics. One of its few Black agents, Jimmy Fletcher, became a con“dante and then a lover of Holiday „ the better to keep tabs on the doomed singer and set her up. She served prison time on a drug-related conviction. Upon her release, Federal Bureau of Narcotics head Harry Anslinger directed the New York City Police Department to revoke Holidays cabaret card so that it was illegal for her to perform there. The same punitive action was also taken against such fellow jazz greats as saxophonist Charlie Parker and pianist Thelonious Monk. Like Holiday, they were among the prime targets of Anslinger, whose contempt for Black Americans and jazz was as palpable as it was abhorrent. The lives of jazz artists, Anslinger wrote in a memo, reek of “lth.Ž Holiday was later taken back to court on trumped-up charges that were ultimately dismissed. The government, which was strenuously racializing its thenbudding national war on drugs, then bore down on her even harder. Through it all, Holiday bravely refused to capitulate to the governments demands that she cease performing Strange Fruit.Ž The harrowing 1937 song, written by a Jewish New York public school teacher named Abel Meeropol, is a chilling musical portrait of racial injustice and the lynching of Black Americans. Holidays singing of it in concert halls and nightclubs „ compounded by the fact that she attracted integrated audiences and sold out two Carnegie Hall performances in 1956 „ fueled the Federal Bureau of Narcotics vendetta against her. Performing Strange Fruit,Ž like playing the often wrenching role of Holiday, required Day to reach deep inside of herself. Doing so was a formidable, and emotionally draining, achievement. I had to pull from personal pain, and I didnt like that,Ž Day said. Capturing the social pain and challenge wasnt enough, because Strange Fruit makes me realize theres a familiarity in our community with this magnitude of pain and loss, and I had to reconcile that. Because I dont want future generations to deal with this (reality), that we should be so familiar with something so awful.Ž ABOUT THE SCREENPLAY The screenplay for The United States vs. Billie HolidayŽ was written by Suzan-Lori Parks, the “rst Black American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for drama. The “lm is based largely on Johann Haris 2015 book, Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.Ž His writing about the fabled singer was also featured in The Haunting of Billie Holiday,Ž a 2015 Politico article subtitled: How Lady Day was in the middle of a Federal Bureau of Narcotics “ght for survival.Ž Day lights up the screen, even in the “lms darkest scenes, of which there are more than a few. That she accomplishes this in the “rst screen role of her career is doubly remarkable. Equally notable is the fact that neither she nor director Daniels, who earned a 2010 Oscar nomination for directing Precious,Ž thought Day was remotely quali“ed to take on such a demanding role as Holiday. I was terri“ed,Ž Day admitted. I thought: Im not an actress, and Im going destroy Billies legacy! Thats the last thing I wanted to do. And Lee didnt want me to do the “lm either. He thought: Shes not an actress. So, we bonded over that! It was like: Great, well meet, eat some hors doeuvres and get out of here. But we connected. It is de“nitely the role of a lifetime and one of those things that was meant to be.Ž The United States vs. Billie HolidayŽ is available on HuluFILMSGolden Globe-nominee Andra Day on her star turn as Billie Holiday PHOTOS BY JAY L. CLENDENIN AND HARRY HAMMOND/V&A IMAGES/GETTY IMAGESAndra Day is photographed at Viceroy LErmitage Beverly Hills. HARRY HAMMOND/V&A IMAGES/GETTY IMAGESBillie Holiday performs in February 1954. A lm about her, The United States vs. Billie HolidayŽ is available on Hulu

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PAGE 6B Saturday, March 20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETYTheyre ”uy, ”oppy and adorable. Their tiny toes are tender, pink and perfect. Even their breath smells magical. Seriously, whats not to love about puppies? As irresistible as they are, puppies do grow up quickly, and they need our help growing into equally lovable adult dogs. Since March 23 is National Puppy Day, what better time to talk about the importance of training and socializing all those pandemic pups? We know that more than a million pets have been adopted from shelters and rescue groups in the year since the start of the pandemic. But additionally, an untold number of puppies have been purchased since last March, which could spell trouble for “rst time pup parents. According to the American Pet Products Associations COVID pulse surveys, as of the end of 2020, 10% of respondents indicated they had gotten a new pet as a result of the pandemic, representing more than 12 million households. While the data is not separated by species, even after subtracting the adult dogs, cats and kittens, there is inevit ably a huge number of new puppies in homes in the last year. Many shelter pets tend to be past the puppy stage, and generally come with some support from the shelter, informally in the form of advice, or formally by way of obedience classes. Puppies purchased from pet stores or online retailers, and even some breeders, are often only weeks old, most barely weaned, and usually do not come with any follow up support, leaving pet parents on their own in terms of training. So now that months have passed, those sweet little fuzzy fellows are turning into dogsized critters with adolescent behaviors. Dogs need training and socialization to learn how to be healthy and happy members of the family, and that responsibility falls on owners. Without an investment in training, dogs can grow up to be wild, unruly pets with no manners, and families often feel exasperated by them at this stage because training a full-grown puppy who jumps on everyone, scratches and is mouthy, may feel like too much trouble. To help keep dogs who were once small and adorable, but are now larger and less manageable out of shelters, new pet owners should take advantage of this time to “nd creative ways to ensure their pups get the training and socialization they need, even amid the pandemic. Dog training may look dierent during COVID, but there are still plenty of options out there. Puppy parents can register their pets in private or socially distanced group obedience classes, or “nd trainers oering courses on Zoom. Best Friends Animal Society has a variety of dog training videos online, from clicker and crate training, to puppy socialization, basic obedience, and working through leash-reactivity. Getting dogs and puppies out to socialize, to facilitate exposure to other dogs and to safely meet new people, can be accomplished with a long leash on walks or at dog parks. Marissa Sunny, a senior dog lifesaving specialist at Best Friends Animal Society oers some advice to new pup parents: Whether you purchased a puppy from a breeder or adopted a puppy from your local shelter or rescue group, it is incredibly important to start training right away. While some behaviors may seem cute when the puppy is small, like jumping up to greet you or mouthing on your “ngers, these behaviors can quickly become unmanageable in an adult dog. Dogs are extremely smart „ smarter than we give them credit for most of the time „ because of this they will likely train you faster than you can train them, so its best to get started right away.Ž As Sunny pointed out, dogs have no internal moral compass; they actually dont know when they did something wrong unless you teach them otherwise. Dogs view things in two categories: safe or dangerous, not good or bad. When your puppy becomes a teenager, and then an adult, they will continue the same cute behaviors they started in puppyhood, but it is very dierent when it is an 80-pound dog jumping on your elderly mother or mouthing your kids “ngers,Ž she said. Sunny oered an example what happens when a dog grows up without training by way of a dog named Treat, who came to the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Los Angeles recently. Treat is an absolute sweetheart, but he had no idea how big he was. He would incessantly jump up on sta members and volunteers as well as hard mouth on anyone or anything that gave him a chance. We dont know exactly how or why he ended up at the city shelter, but I suspect this behavior had something to do with it,Ž she said. He was a young adult shepherd mix with a lot of energy to burn and nowhere productive to channel it. After working on relaxation protocol, basic training, and letting him work o his energy in the yard and playing with other dogs he found his forever family with a young family and another juvenile shepherd as a brother.Ž Most people are still home more than usual, and its important to spend time working with pets now, while also preparing them for more alone time, as people eventually go back to work, school and traveling. 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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, March 20, 2021 PAGE 7B By NANCY J. SEMONSTAFF WRITEROctagon Wildlife Sanctuary, which opened in 1992, has consistently provided a haven for abused, neglected or con“scated wildlife, some of which would have been euthanized were it not for the facility. Jackie Krohn, volunteer and member of Octagons board of directors, held a tour of the 10-acre Punta Gorda sanctuary, which has been closed to the public for a year due to the pandemic. S ome of the creatures backgrounds are a far cry from the safe and clean environment of Octagon, which Krohn calls a retirement home for animals.Ž One of the more dramatic stories involves Laverne and Shirley, sibling Himalayan bears born in 1996, and Squiggy, a grizzly bear. All three were taken from a group who used the animals for TV commercials. When the bears wouldnt behave, they were beaten with pipes to train them, Krohn said. One rescue came from Charlotte County. Neighbors noti“ed authorities when they heard unusual noises coming from another familys backyard. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigated and found three tigers. The family also had children. The tigers were con“scated, and the female Bengal/Siberian named Sneakers lives at Octagon to this day. Since 2005, when Octagon came under new management with owner and executive director Lauri Caron at the helm, there has been no breeding at the facility. The males are neutered if they are placed with a female, as it is more dangerous to spay females,Ž Krohn explained. When Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary closed last year, little did Caron realize the facility would remain shut down for over a year. And therein lies the problem, as the sanctuary costs $8,375 per month to feed and care for the animals, plus maintain the facility. Were it not for donations of food from Cheney Brothers, WinnDixie, Target, and the Harry Chapin Food Bank, its unknown how dire the situation would be without admissionpaying visitors, Krohn said. The pandemic was not the “rst major setback for Octagon in recent years. It was dealt a devastating blow when Hurricane Irma in 2017 ”ooded the facility and damaged structures. We had three-and-ahalf-feet of water on the ground,Ž Krohn said. Were lucky we didnt lose any animals,Ž Caron added. While mammals could leap to higher places within their enclosures, and birds could ”y to higher perches, creatures like tortoises had to be physically rescued. As volunteers walked to each enclosure to feed the lions, tigers, panther, ligers (part lion, part tiger), small cats and more, the only scent in the air was that of chicken and beef. Even those smells quickly dissipated as the animals consumed their big meal. Our “rst priority is the health and welfare of our animals, and cleanliness. We clean two times a week, and the pools are emptied and sanitized with bleach,Ž Krohn said. She pointed out the new structures rebuilt after Hurricane Irma, and also the TVs in the primates enclosures. Yes, the primates like to watch TV, she said. Congo, a male baboon, likes to watch Bob Ross the painter on PBS,Ž she said. Other primates prefer PBS Kids with cartoons, she added. Like Congo, the other primates have childrens toys in their enclosures and like to play with them when theyre not watching TV or eating. One of the “rst animals we met was Lilly, a female black leopard born in 1995. She came from a breeding facility unable to handle her. Kali, a bear, was a roadside attraction and was fed a cup of popcorn a day,Ž Krohn said. She said it took the volunteers weeks to rid the animals of ”eas, parasites and “lth. Not all the animals were abused; some were simply in the hands of people who had good intentions,Ž little realizing that the cute baby tiger would in a couple of months develop sharp teeth and be a danger, Krohn explained. Kondo, a male lion, born in 2014, began life as a family pet. After he outgrew the kitty stage, he was surrendered to Octagon. A man named Brian had Jake, a spotted hyena, living in his ninth ”oor apartment Octagon survives a year without visitorsDonations needed to keep feeding bears and big cats PHOTO PROVIDEDBosu-Barbary is one of two male lions at Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary in Punta Gorda. SUN PHOTO BY NANCY J. 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PAGE 8B Saturday, March 20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com Photo Album SHARE YOUR PHOTOSTo share your photo with us, email a JPG at least 4 by 6 inches with a list of who or what is in the photograph to kcool@venicegondolier.com, or mail photos to: Venice Gondolier Sun, Attn: Photo Album, 200 E. Venice Ave., Venice FL 34285. PHOTO PROVIDED BY MARY MOSCATELLI Coming soon to downtown Venice „ sea horses and mermaids but in full living color, a benet for Venice Art Center. Start to think about which one you want for your very own after its display period is over. PHOTO PROVIDED BY PAM MILLER The Sunday Cyclers of Venice ventured north in mid-March to cycle the 40 mile round trip route from the north end of the Sunshi ne Skyway bridge to Fort DeSoto Park. It was a spectacular spring day in Florida with 80 degree temps, low humidity and light winds. Sheer joy sharing this won derful day with good friends. Pictured are: Marty Pippitt, Gene Dillahunty, Jerri Rupert, Pam Miller, Brian Acampa and Beth Anderson. Many thanks to Mary Ann Dillahunty, photographer, for taking the photo featuring the Sunshine Skyway bridge in the background. PHOTO PROVIDED BY CYN GREENE Patrick Ross, 91, from Pelican Pointe celebrates St. Paddys Day with his friend OscarŽ who is always dressed for the occasion. PHOTO PROVIDED Dont forget the Saturday morning carillon concerts at the Venice Performing Arts Center at Venice High School. Concerts begin at 10 a.m. each Saturday until further notice. PHOTO BY LARRY R. HUMES Alumni of the old Kentucky Military Institute had lunch at the Daiquiri Deck in Venice before visiting the newly installed KMI display Thursday on the main oor of the Venice Center Mall on Tampa Avenue. The exhibit is available to look at whenever the mall is open. PHOTO BY LARRY R. HUMES Alumni of the old Kentucky Military Institute which wintered in Venice from 1932-1970, view the new KMI exhibit at the Venice Centre Mall on West Tampa Avenue. PHOTO BY LARRY R. HUMES Alumni of the old Kentucky Military Institute that wintered in Venice check out the new museum of the school which left Venice in 1970 and closed in 1972 in Kentucky. The entire school came to Venice after Christmas until April.

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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, March 20, 2021 PAGE 9B Comics & Puzzles LOS ANGELES TIMES DAILY CROSSWORD EDITED BY RICH NORRIS AND JOYCE LEWIS Rating: GOLD JANRIC CLASSIC SUDOKU NEWSDAY CROSSWORD EDITED BY STANLEY NEWMAN THEMELESS SATURDAY MARMADUKE By Brad Anderson By LYDIA BAXTERFOR THE GONDOLIERSARASOTA „ Florida Studio Theatre announced the cast for Three Pianos.Ž When FST closed its doors to the public last March, its artistic team went to work, creating a catalog of Cabarets for future production. Now, FSTs Gompertz Theatre reopens with Three Pianos,Ž one of the very “rst shows that went into development last spring. Created by Rebecca Hopkins, Richard Hopkins and Sarah Durham, with musical arrangements by Jim Prosser, Three PianosŽruns from March 31 to May 2. Tickets are on sale at FloridaStudioTheatre.org, or at 941-366-9000. Leading this musical trio is Nygel D. Robinson, who starred in Thats Amoré!Ž and the recordbreaking revue Blue Suede Shoes.Ž Its so nice to be back collaborating with people in-person,Ž Robinson said. Ive missed bouncing ideas o of other artists and seeing what comes from it. Together, were shaping a beautiful gem of a show.Ž Joining Robinson onstage are two returning FST guest artists: Michael Maricondi and Madalyn McHugh. Maricondi appeared in FSTs 2019 Summer Cabaret Who Loves You: Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli and Beyond.Ž Maricondi received the equivalent of a masters degree in acting and cinema studies at Acting International in France, where he lived and worked for seven years creating and directing several projects, including Looking for the Little Mouse.Ž McHugh returns to FST after last seasons country music hit Cabaret, Outlaws & Angels.Ž She is an alumna of The Open Jar Institute, New York Citys most Broadway-integrated training program, and has performed as the opening act for both Kevin Bacon and Frank Vignola. FSTs Producing Artistic Director Richard Hopkins will direct Three Pianos.Ž In the past few years, Hopkins directed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeŽ and Honor KillingŽ on FSTs Mainstage, as well as Shakespeares Greatest HitsŽ and Older Than DirtŽ in the Cabaret. Since his arrival at FST in 1980, Hopkins has guided the theater from a small touring company to a nationally recognized regional theater, impacting more than 230,000 adults and children annually. Scott Michaelsen (music director) will make his second appearance at FST with Three Pianos,Ž after serving as the music director for last seasons abridged run of Unchained Melodies.Ž The creative team includes Bruce Price (scenic designer), Susan Angermann (costume coordinator), Nick Jones (lighting design), Thom Korp (sound design), and Alexandra Parris (stage manager). FST will operate in compliance of all CDC guidelines, and Three PianosŽ will perform for socially distanced, limited capacity audiences. The theater has taken additional safety measures, including installing MERV-13 air “lters in all campus air conditioning units, which are rated to trap virus carriers. Spaces have increased fresh air intake and ventilation with a minimum of six full air exchanges per hour. The full list of actions that FST is taking to ensure the safety of its patrons, sta, and guest artists can be found at FloridaStudioTheatre.org. Lydia Baxter is with the Florida Studio Theatre.FST announces cast for Three Pianos PHOTO PROVIDED BY FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE Nygel D. Robinson will be featured in the Florida Studio Theatre production of Three Pianos,Ž opening March 31 in the Gompertz Theatre.

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PAGE 10B Saturday, March 20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com CRANKSHAFT By Tom Batiuk & Chuck Ayers SHOE By Gary Brookins & Susie MacNelly DILBERT By Scott Adams REX MORGAN By Terry Beatty MARY WORTH By Karen Moy and June Brigman BABY BLUES By Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott DOONSBURY By Garry Trudeau COVID-19 has, sadly, tolled the bell for more than 2 million people worldwide. In an attempt to avoid this infection, we rightly social distance, wear masks, get tested and now sign up to be vaccinated. But despite these measures, the virus doesn't seem to be going away. As Stephane Bancel, CEO of COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer Moderna, stated recently, "We are going to live with this virus, we think, forever." While preventive measures do work to decrease density and intensity of hospital use and deaths from this infectious invader, innovative, long-term strategies are needed to truly minimize the psychological and real pain caused by this mutating virus. One such strategy lies in the power of 222, a speci“c wavelength of ultraviolet C (UVC) light. The ability of ultraviolet light to kill viruses, bacteria and other disease-causing microorganisms has been known for more than 100 years „ and it's the C spectrum of UV wavelengths that is the most potent killer of such infectious invaders. The limitation of standard UVC is that direct exposure to it can cause skin and eye damage. It can only be used in an enclosed area (such as an empty train car) when people are not present. This one-time cleaning is more than 99% effective in killing infectious pathogens, but only for that point in time. To make sure indoor environments are virus-free, we need the ability to sanitize both air and surfaces rapidly and continually without harm to people in those spaces. And now we can. A speci“c spectrum of the ultraviolet C wavelength, far-UVC 222 nm, is safe for people. Unlike standard UV light, it cannot penetrate living cells in our skin or tear “lm layers of the eye. A recent study, published in the journal Nature, was headed up by one of the world's leading UVC researchers, Dr. David Brenner of Columbia University. It found that "far-UVC light (207-222 nm) ef“ciently kills pathogens potentially without harm to exposed human tissues" „ and that using the current regulatory exposure limit, it provides around 90% viral inactivation in about eight minutes and 99.9% inactivation in around 25 minutes. Another study from Hiroshima University that was published in the American Journal of Infection Control found that 222 "effectively kills SARS-CoV-2" while remaining safe for human exposure. Masks, social distancing and vaccines help greatly, but there are limitations to each. And while there are other sanitizing technologies on the market today, such as HVAC, HVAC with UV and ion/ozone air puri“ers, only far-UVC 222 meets all of the major criteria for a comprehensive, human-safe sanitizing solution that can be used in air and on surfaces. By adding far-UVC as a complementary solution, everyone's safety can be greatly increased. This technology's real-time capabilities mean it can provide a constant source of cleaning for anyone and everyone in any environment, such as a restaurant, theater or school, and can help slow the spread of this and future viruses. Power of light to beat the darkness of COVID-19 DEAR READERS: So many of us are animal lovers. We happily welcome a dog or cat into our lives and homes for hopefully many years of joy and laughter. But, alas, the day will come when we have to say goodbye to our beloved pet. You will most likely have to decide when to let your pet go. If sickness such as cancer has taken ahold, euthanasia is a good albeit emotionally trying solution. A peaceful and calm way to let your pet pass is at-home euthanasia. Allowing your pet to die at home will afford them a less stressful environment. He is in a familiar location with scents, smells and sights that are comforting to him. The veterinarian will explain the procedure „ ensure you have a plan in place before it is needed. Usually your pet is given a sedative so he is calm. Then the veterinarian will administer the euthanasia. You may want to hold your pet as he passes away. Some at-home euthanasia doctors will provide you a memento such as a clay paw print, and you may want a lock of fur from your pet. The doctor and his team will arrange for cremation and the return of your pet's ashes to you. This procedure is incredibly painful and trying, but at-home euthanasia may be a good option for you and your pet when the time comes. „ Heloise DEAR HELOISE: I was at the mall this week, and I noticed they are taking cleaning protocols very seriously. Here are some of the measures they are taking: * Increased focus, frequency and intensity of cleaning. * Face coverings are available if you don't have one with you. * Social distancing reminders are posted on the ”oor, reminding you to stay six feet away from others not in your household. * Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the mall. * Touch-free bathroom facilities, hands-free ”ushing and hand-washing, and entrances. * Extra spaces made in the snack bar area. * And what is possibly here to stay: designated curbside pickup stations. „ Benjamin D. in Texas DEAR HELOISE: I use a rubber squeegee on my dog to remove loose hair before washing. This saves my plumbing from all the hair, and the dog gets cleaner. „ Gary P. in IndianaSaying goodbye to your pet when the time comes HINTS FROM HELOISEAdvice Columnist Fridays Challenger Answers CHALLENGER FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE By Lynn Johnston PICKLES By Brian Crane B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart DRS. OZ AND ROIZENAdvice Columnists

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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, March 20, 2021 PAGE 11B DEAR ABBY: I have this dilemma. I'm a woman in my 40s with a good job, and I'm told I am a good catch. About six months ago, I moved in with a man I will call Peter. It started as a roommate situation, but then became friends with bene“ts. We have both agreed we are not a couple. The problem is Peter has a friend, "Reggie." I like Reggie, and he likes me. We have hung out as a group several times. To the best of my knowledge, Reggie has no idea Peter and I are FWBs. Reggie recently asked me out to dinner as a date. I can see myself having a real relationship with him, but don't know how Peter will react. Should I accept the invitation? I mean, it's just one date. Also, should I mention it to Peter? „ F.W.B. In the South DEAR F.W.B.: You and Peter have agreed that you are NOT a couple. Accept Reggie's offer and be upfront with Peter about it. The only thing that might change would be that Peter will have to “nd another friend with bene“ts because the sexual aspect of your relationship with him may be over. DEAR ABBY: I have a 22-yearold daughter from my “rst marriage and a 9-year-old son with my husband of 12 years. My husband is 57, and I just turned 41. I would like to have another baby, mainly because I want my 9-year-old son to have someone to grow up with. We have no other family. It's just him and girl cousins, ages 9 and 5. Can you please advise me if my husband and I are OK or too old to have one more child? „ Considering It in the West DEAR CONSIDERING: I'm glad you wrote. This is something that should be discussed further with your husband to make sure you are on the same page, and also with your OB-GYN. If your intention is that your children grow up together, this is something that should have happened years ago. As it stands, the 10-year age difference will mean your son will be grown and gone while your younger child is still at home. A doctor with a specialty in genetics could be helpful as you gather information. It is important that you understand what precautions might be wise to take before making this decision. DEAR ABBY: I care a lot about what friends, family „ even the general public „ do with their money. Speci“cally, I promote the bene“ts of owning a home, but I suspect my efforts to educate them may need a more loving approach. I just don't want people I care about to throw their money away to their landlords. Do I need to be more loving and supportive vs. educating? „ Community Helper in Michigan DEAR HELPER: People usually have good reasons for renting instead of buying. If you keep repeating your advice and it's falling on deaf ears, it's fair to conclude your message isn't being appreciated. A saying widely attributed to Albert Einstein is, "Insanity is continuing to repeat an action over and over again but expecting different results." You can volunteer to serve as an adviser, but only if these individuals want to make a change and ask for your help.Roommate with bene“ts attracted to man's friend DEAR ABBYAdvice Columnist KEN KEN THE LOGIC PUZZLE THAT MAKES YOU SMARTER GOREN BRIDGE WITH BOB JONES PREVIOUS ANSWERS PEARLS BEFORE SWINE THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker and Johnny Hart MUTTS By Patrick McDonnell HAGAR THE HORRIBLE MARVIN By Tom Armstrong GARFIELD BEETLE BAILEY By Mort Walker HI AND LOIS By Brian and Greg Walker BORN LOSER PEANUTS By Charles Schulz BLONDIE By Dean Young and John Marshall Weekly bridge quiz

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PAGE 12B Saturday, March 20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com JUMBLE CRYPTOQUIP WORD SLEUTH ARIES sameness are a necessary TAURUS GEMINI In CANCER ladder higher and higher der is leaning against the LEO VIRGO muscles around rejection LIBRA SCORPIO SAGITTARIUS CAPRICORN Seasoned reachers stay AQUARIUS PISCES TODAY'S BIRTHDAY HOROSCOPE WHATZIT? TODAYS CROSSWORD PUZZLE WANT MORE PUZZLES? MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM By Mike Peters MALLARD FILLMORE By Bruce Tinsley ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman WORDY GURDY By Tricky Ricky Kane Solution: 7 LITTLE WORDS

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PAGE 14B Saturday, March 20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com ARCADIA „ Visitors to the Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo got their share of amazing sights, great laughs and outright scares. Rodeos are a big part of Arcadia and keep attracting thousands of people each time. This likely will only grow as pandemic restrictions are lifted.Sights, laughs and scaresWelcome to the Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo SUN PHOTOS BY SANDY MACYSTanner Butner rides his high-kicking horse during the saddle bronc-riding event at the Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo at the Mosaic Arena. The event hosted a variety of competitions featuring cowboys and cowgirls from around the world. The Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo began its life as a modest event sponsored by the American Legion. The whole goal was to raise enough money for a new building for the organization. It was more successful than its organizers had hoped. It grew over the years, weathered the Great Depression and became one of the premier rodeos in Florida, and even in the nation. Milton Bontrager Jr., right, and Mel Hochstedder watch the action Saturday at the Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo at the Mosaic Arena. Cael Nelson and Paysleigh Pickle sit atop their horses prior to riding in the arena. Tara Finley, 17, smiles as she gets ready to ride her horse in the arena between competitions. Macon Murphy wrestles a calf down in the tie down competition. The Brazilian red cloak is a stunning tropical plant that produces red ”ower spikes up to 12 inches tall complete with rich, green tropical foliage. I was introduced to this plant years ago. We had one in our demonstration garden and master gardener volunteers have also given me some rooted cuttings. One such cutting ended up in my front yard, and after several years of growth, it has become a spectacular specimen. Really too big for the site now, I still have to say that my Brazilian red cloak is looking great. While the Brazilian red cloak is native to Venezuela, it is also now found throughout tropical America. Growing from 6to 8-feet tall and wide, this evergreen semi-woody perennial plant has large green leaves with especially noticeable venation. These are topped in time by red bracts (the red cloaksŽ) which hide and protect the curly white true ”owers. The bracts are not true ”owers, but retain a brilliant, showy red color long after the white ”owers have faded away. While it can make a great container plant „ even a houseplant „ its real glory is revealed as a landscape plant in the right site conditions. When planted in full morning sun to some afternoon shade, this plant will thrive and grow rapidly. The right site is important „ too much full afternoon sun can cause wilting and bleached ”owers. Fully mature plants can ”ower on and o yearround, but most abundant blooming will occur from late fall through early summer. The red cloak is a very vigorous shrub, but can be managed by pruning to keep it bushy and within bounds. Most red cloaks are used as a specimen plant, an informal hedge, or a screen. As their growth rate is very fast, propagation by cuttings for additional plants can easily expand your stock. While hardy in zones 9b/10, it can get zipped by frost on occasion in some locations. The one specimen in our demonstration garden has been damaged a bit by frosts and freezes in the past, but it grows back with little lasting impact. Large containerized specimens can be taken inside for protection during frosty weather. Securing your own Brazilian red cloak may include propagating one from a friend, “nding one at a local family-operated garden center, or through online nurseries. The Brazilian red cloak is a plant to have and behold. For more information on all types of ”owering plants suitable for our area, or to ask a question, visit www.facebook.com/ CharlotteMGLifeline. Ralph E. Mitchell is the Director/Horticulture Agent for the UF/IFAS Charlotte County Extension Service. He can be reached at 941-764-4344 or ralph.mitchell@charlottecounty”.gov.GARDENING AND PLANTSNot to brag, but my Brazilian red cloak is looking great PHOTOS PROVIDED Red bracts and white true owers make up the ower head. A well-established Brazilian Red Cloak RALPH E. MITCHELLMaster Gardener adno=3787736-1 855-516-1838*Includes product and labor; bathtub, shower or walk-in tub and wall surround. This promotion cannot be combined with any other offer. Other restrictions may qualify. See your dealer for details. ©2020 BCI Acrylic Inc.CALL NOW!OFFER EXPIRES 3.31.2021TRANSFORM YOUR BATH OR SHOWERIN AS LITTLE AS ONE DAY NO PAYMENTS & NO INTEREST FOR 18 MONTHS € Over 850 Authorized Dealers in North America € € Lifetime Warranty € Made in the U.S.A.$500 OFFFOR OR Military & Senior Discounts Available

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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, March20, 2021 PAGE 15B By CRAIG GARRETTSTAFF WRITERZyggy Szymczak is going home. The North Port man rescued from homelessness will return to Poland, his place of origin and where he has family, said Dr. Elizabeth Pulawski, Szymczaks translator and a friend. Generally speaking, I think this is good,Ž she said. His daughter desires to bring her father back.Ž Szymczak, 87, has immediate family in Warsaw, Polands capital. He had left there in 1984. He was an architect in New York, ended up in south Florida as a nightclub and concert piano player. Szymczak had performed in Poland in the 1950s and 60s with a group called the Jolly Boys. The ensemble performed music in the American or Western European style. That remained key to Szymczaks life in America, turning a hobby into a profession in Florida. Szymczak came to North Port in recent years, where he lived in a mobile home at the Myakka River Park. The community at River Road and Tamiami Trail was bulldozed in January. Squatters and a few stragglers from the parks better days had remained as others left. Szymczak lived in isolation, his home jammed with items and memories. He used jugs to catch rainwater, would smile and bow formally with visitors, ask for help to translate certi“ ed mail. It was unanswered eviction notices. He would carefully with a pencil correct the misspelling of his name on each stamped document, mouthing the word ZyggyŽ as he completed that task. And then hed sit and play wonderfully amid the moldy inside and the chaos outside his once-tidy trailerpark. Developers plan retail for that now-” attened corner. But Szymczak was trapped in near-poverty, age and language obstacles. His trailer was minutes from demolition when friends stepped in, having raised cash for a replacement not far from Myakka River Park. Others in the park werent as lucky. Szymczaks story worked itself around the world, where his daughter, Monika, read it in a local newspaper, said Justin Willis, who led the volunteer campaign to rescue Szymczak. Polish o cials in America had put the wheels in motion for her father to return home. There are things to repair, visas and retirement bene“ ts. Then Szymczak is o to be reunited with a family he hadnt visited in decades. Szymczak, Willis said, has done amazingly.Ž The cottage-like place where Szymczak had lived since January was paid with gifts and checks from the developer at Myakka River Park and a local attorney, Boohof Law Firm. Szymczak had been detained earlier with an undisclosed medical condition after police had found him “ lling water jugs in a nearby neighborhood. But when things got right, Szymczak came to his new home with immense relief, Willis said, which played out as he spotted his white piano inside the clean trailer and frolicked at the keys like a school kid. That joy of entertaining jumped occasionally to North Ports Olde World Restaurant, where he played a piano once owned by the Ringling family in Sarasota. Because of international coronavirus restrictions and piecing together travel plans, however, Szymczaks return to Poland may take time. But it is inevitable, Pulawski said. Asking whether he had made friends at his new home „ with companions tucking him in at night „ he said no,Ž Pulawski said. I would rather see family united than a good friend stay close,Ž Willis added. Szymczaks trailer gets turned over to a nonpro“ t for similar future use, Willis said. Email: craig.garrett@ yoursun.comPiano man returning to PolandNearly homeless man now is object of international interest Zyggy Szymczak will leave North Port for his native Poland. PHOTOS PROVIDEDJustin Willis, right, and Larry Phillips, left, in December work to nd a new home for Zyggy Szymczak. By STEVE REILLYSTAFF WRITERENGLEWOOD „ The clock is ticking to save the commemorative bricks lining Englewoods West Dearborn Street. The red bricks commemorating Englewood families, businesses and people have served their time, and may now be reclaimed. County workers will remove the bricks by the end of this month in anticipation of the new streetscaping project that is expected to begin in late May or early June. The idea for the bricks themselves originated as a cooperative fundraising Buy-a-BrickŽ e ort between Olde Englewood Village Association and the Englewood Community Redevelopment Agency in 2000. According to Sun reports at the time, the installation of engraved decorative bricks along the Dearborn sidewalks was part of a larger streetscaping project. Money went to the OEVA improvement fund, which helped pay for community events at the time and to cover the costs of marketing Dearborn Street. Bricks were originally sold for $40 a piece, two for $75, and three for $100. Reclaiming the bricks is free. Je Strode, owner of the Olde Village Barbershop, de“ nitely intends to claim his business brick. Other businesses, like Designer Tees, remembered in bricks are no longer on West Dearborn. More than 80 people have already claimed bricks of the more than 300 bricks lining West Dearborn. Check which bricks remain orphans and need to be recovered with the Englewood CRA at 941-473-9795. Email: steve.reilly@ yoursun.comTimes running out for Dearborns dedicated bricks SUN PHOTO BY STEVE REILLYIn 2000, the Olde Village Barbershop owners commemorated its business with this brick along West Dearborn Street. KEEP THE HEAT OUT AND THE COOL IN!Solving your window problems and having a comfortable home is easy and enjoyable when you choose Renewal by Andersen. 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PAGE 16B Saturday, March 20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com in Miami,Ž Krohn said. He was feeding her one day, and she broke his arm.Ž Authorities con“scated Jake since Brian didnt have a license to own the animal, and she now lives at Octagon. Brian didnt realize Jake was a female, since the female hyenas genitals are not on the outside, hence the male name. Krohn said Brian also had a sloth living in his apartment. Humans have been crossbreeding species, like the ligers at Octagon, bred from a female tiger and a male lion. Several wolves are part dog; this doesnt happen in the wild,Ž Krohn said. There are also tigons (but not at Octagon) „ bred from a male tiger and female lion. Because of its unnatural breeding, the male liger at Octagon now weighs about 600 pounds and its weight is being monitored. They grow until they die,Ž Krohn said. Another reason why one should not cross species, is that is alters their behavior. For instance, a large cat crossed with a lion and tiger will chase its tail, Krohn said. Several volunteers were feeding the lions and tigers. It takes two and a half hours in the morning just to prep the food, and another hour or so to feed the animals. Feeding is done three days a week. Some animals are on special diets, and all get vitamins. About half get medication. Don Baker, Bridget Hyatt and Zoee Swanson pushed large wheelbarrows laden with fresh meat. All three are volunteers. Besides the lions, tigers and bears, there is a natural pond where little goats, geese, roosters and chickens grazed on a heap of fresh vegetables. A 12-foot alligator, blind in one eye, lives in its own enclosure. There are peacocks, and giant African spurred tortoises which can live to be 100, a white tiger with two other tabbys con“scated from a facility in Illinois, and more. To learn more about Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary, go to octagonwildlife.org. To sponsor or help the facility during its shutdown, donate online or send a check to: Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary, 41660 Horseshoe Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33982.OCTAGONFROM PAGE 7B SUN PHOTOS BY NANCY J. SEMONSquiggy was one of three bears conscated from owners who beat them when they wouldnt perform right for TV commercials. The other two, Laverne and Shirley, are Himalayan brown bears in the enclosure next to Squiggy. There are several African spurred tortoises at Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary. They can live up to 100 years or so, and thats the reason why people shouldnt keep them as pets, said volunteer Jackie Krohn. SUN The DailyCharlotte € DeSoto € Sarasota Sun Weekl y Team T eam Team a T a Tea am am T e a Te Team Tea a m a m T T T T T T T T T T T am am am am m T T T T T T e T T T T am am am m m Al Ae PREPS Athlete Al Ae PREPS CHARLOTTE CHARLOTTE CHARLOTTE CHARLOTTE ENGLEWOOD ENGLEWOOD ENGLEWOOD ENGLEWOOD NORTH PORT NORTH PORT NORTH PORT NORTH PORT Daily Sun € Venice Gondolier More than 100,000 Daily Readers YourSun.com 300,000 Unique Monthly Users 1 Million Page Views Monthly HARBOR STYLE € VENICE STYLE 25,000 Monthly Readers SUN AT YOUR SERVICESocial Media Reputation ManagementCONTESTS/PROMOTIONSSearch Engine Marketing and Optimization THE MAGAZINE OF VENICE AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES Best Newspaper 8 Years in a RowSun Classi eds adno=3777543-1The Areas No. 1 Digital News Site Sun Weekl y ALL THE HELP YOU NEED FROM A TO Z! Venice Gondolier Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis autem vel eum iriure dolor in hendrerit in vulputate velit esse molestie consequat, vel illum dolore eu feugiat nulla facilisis at vero eros et accumsan et iusto odio dignissim qui blandit praesent luptatum zzril delenit augue duis dolore te feugait nulla facilisi. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, cons ectetuer LOCAL S hop The Daily SunPunta Gorda € Port Charlotte € North Port € Englewood LOCAL S hop Our Family TreeHas Many BranchesS C, DS & S S CCharlotte & DeSoto CountyTargeted & Local Email Marketing Full Service Digital Solutions Over the TOP/ Connected TV Advertising & Management Websites th th t th th h h th t th th h h th th h t h th th t t h h h th th th th h h th th t t t h h h h t h t h h t t th th t t h t t th th t t th th t th h t t th th th t t th th th th th th h h th th th th th th th th h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h Your TV, Entertainment & Streaming Guide More than $100,000 in Prizes Awarded in 2020DISCOVERWEST VILLAGESEvvnt Online Entertainment CalendarSun Newsletters YOUR BEST SOURCE FOR LOCAL NEWS~ Pulitzer Prize Winning Editorials ~

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PAGE 18B Saturday, March 20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com By DAVID LYONSSOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL TNSFloridas unemployment rate declined to 4.8% in January as businesses continued to reopen and key service industries started to see more customers as COVID-19 wanes. There were still 482,000 Floridians who remained jobless out of a workforce of slightly under 10.1 million, the state Department of Economic Opportunity said Monday. The state rate for January 2020 „ just two months before the virus struck down the economy „ was 2.8%, an all-time low. Economic development promoters made a point of noting that the state rate is now below the U.S. jobless “gure of 6.3% for January. But all three major South Florida counties saw their unemployment rates rise between December 2020 and January 2021. Broward Countys rose to 5.3% from 4.1%; Palm Beach Countys increased to 4.8% from 3.5%; and Miami-Dade Countys rose to 8.1%, the highest in the state, from 7.9%, according to DEO “gures. There was no immediate explanation as to why the counties saw their monthto-month rates go upward. The agency said the pandemic had stripped 1,269,200 jobs from the states economy between February to April 2020, although the employment market regained 688,300 of those jobs as the year unfolded. Jobs are continuing to be added back into our economy, and people are going back into work,Ž Adrienne Johnston, chief economist for the DEO, said in a call with reporters Monday. We are actually seeing a reduction in unemployed. People are getting jobs.Ž In a note, the agency said the report re”ected revised historical data that are part of an annual benchmarkingŽ process that takes place nationally in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor. As a result, Floidas unemployment rate for December 2020 was revised downward by a full point from 6.1% to 5.1%. Despite the month-to-month increase in Palm Beach Countys unemployment rate, the nonpro“t job search agency CareerSource Palm Beach oered brighter news on a more granular level. We are seeing employment and economic growth due to extended federal relief, increased consumer spending, falling COVID cases and expanded vaccine rollout,Ž said Julia Dattolo, president and CEO of CareerSource Palm Beach County. She cited month-to-month job gains in the professional and business services sector, which saw the addition of 7,400 jobs, the most of any industry in the county. In addition, Dattolo said nearly 65% of the jobs lost in the county during the pandemic have been recovered since the period of highest unemployment in the spring of 2020. Using April 2020 as a benchmark, she noted there are now 2,118 job openings compared with fewer than 400 a month after the pandemic hit the economy last year. The county also gained In education and health services (up 1,600), and in leisure and hospitality (up 3,100). CareerSource Broward had no immediate comment early Monday. A WAYS TO GO STATEWIDE Despite the jobs recovery. all of the states major industries are still showing major yearover-year job losses, a sign of how severely the pandemic had damaged commerce statewide through government lockdowns and other public health restrictions. Here are how key Florida industries fared in job gains and losses during January, according to the DEO: Leisure and Hospitality: 284,100, down 22.3%. Trade, Transportation and Utilities: 74,400, down 4.1%. Education and Health Services: 55,000, down 4.1%. Government: 52,600, down 4.6%. Professional and Business Services: 36,700, down 2.6%. Other services: 31,600, down 8.9%. Information: 11,100, down 8%. Manufacturing: 10,300, down 2.6%. Construction: 9,900, down 1.7%. Financial activities: 6,900, down 1.1%. More recent signposts indicate the job market is improving. They include declines in initial weekly unemployment claims statewide to below 20,000. And in a surprise anecdotal development, the general manager of the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, the citys oldest, said last week that many hotels are having a hard time “nding quali“ed workers as they rebuild stas amid a gradual recovery in the tourism business. SMALL BUSINESS HIRING OUTLOOK MIXED In the small-business sector, regarded by policymakers and economists as the backbone of the states economy, hiring projections are tempered by lower levels of optimism among owners and operators, according to a recent statewide survey by PNC Bank. Small and medium-sized business owners in Florida face challenges with layos and low hiring expectations, but looking forward the majority expect the growing availability of vaccinations to have a positive impact on their sales,Ž said economist Abbey Omodunbi. Those business owners feel more optimistic about their own company and their local economy than about the national economic recovery, he added. However, that optimism is signi“cantly lower than in previous years. Almost onehalf of the leaders surveyed received Paycheck Protection Program funding in 2020, and a majority have adapted to new business technologies since the pandemic started. 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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, March 20, 2021 PAGE 19B adno=3789898-1 Candidates interested in the Venice area should forward their resume and cover letter to: Carol Moore at Carol.Moore@yoursun.com Candidates interested in the Punta Gorda area should forward their resume and cover letter to Lissa Craig Ford at Lissa.CraigFord@yoursun.com Candidates interested in the Englewood area should forward their resume and cover letter to Liana Lazaridis at Liana.Lazaridis@yoursun.comSun Coast Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. adno=3789890-1JOB: Multi Media Marketing ExecutiveDo you have a passion for sales? Do you want to look forward to coming to work every day? Do you want to have fun AND make a difference? Sun Coast Media Group is seeking experienced sales professionals to “ ll Multi Media Marketing Executive positions in three of“ ces. We have great products and offer an impressive array of print and digital advertising solutions to our clients. Must be self-motivated and possess excellent customer service and communication skills. Developing relationships and mutual trust are critical. Other requirements are a positive attitude, team spirit and professional demeanor. Candidates must have reliable transportation. Successful sales experience is preferred.As a Multi Media Marketing Executive, you will:€ Develop relationships with local businesses and assist them in growing € Conduct customer meetings and presentations with decision makers € Acquire, retain and up-sell new and existing client base € Maintain daily sales activity log in CRM € Achieve individual and company goalsWe like to celebrate success and reward excellence every day. We also offer competitive compensation incentives with bene“ ts that include comprehensive Health, Dental and Vision coverage, 401(K), Paid Time Off and more. If you enjoy telling compelling stories, please send your resume and three writing samples to dave.woods@yoursun.com.Sun Coast Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls. adno=3789891-1JOB: Magazine Correspondent HARBOR STYLE & VENICE STYLE Magazines, a part of the Sun Coast Media Group family and Adams Publishing Group Florida, are expanding our freelance writing staff. We seek writers who are passionate about their craft, enjoy telling a good story, love meeting new people, collect magazines, like to have fun with words and are comfortable creating lifestyle content, including health and “ tness, leisure, fashion, decorating, dining, DIY, local culture in Charlotte and Southern Sarasota counties. HARBOR STYLE and VENICE STYLE Magazines serve readers along the Suncoast in Southwest Florida including the communities of Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Englewood, North Port and Venice. About the position: € Editorial and photography assignments are made by the executive director, but story pitches will be encouraged. € Feature lengths and content will vary by issue. € Solid language and grammar skills are required. € An eye for great photography is an asset and multimedia skills are a plus. € Candidates must be familiar with the Chicago Manual of Style. They also should be open to alternative storytelling formats. € Candidates MUST be able to meet deadlines. € This is NOT a staff position and no guarantee of assignments is offered. € Compensation is based on quality of written samples, negotiated rates, feature story lengths and multimedia assets submitted to enhance the written word. THE MAGAZINE OF VENICE AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and want to EOE/Drug-Free Workplaceadno=3789554-1

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PAGE 20B Saturday, March 20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com By MICHAEL SASSO, LESLIE PATTON and HENRY RENBLOOMBERG NEWS TNSThe U.S. economy is set for a hiring boom in the months ahead as the coronavirus pandemic recedes. There are signs its already underway. Kevin Vaughan, the owner of six bars and restaurants in the Chicago area, including the Emerald Loop Bar & Grill downtown, says he plans to double the size of his 90-person sta in the coming weeks. Hes already brought back about 40 workers in the past month as the city reopened indoor dining at 50% capacity. Weve seen a noticeable uptick in business in the last few weeks as the weather got a little bit better,Ž Vaughan said. And weve been rehiring people immediately.Ž Bars and restaurants across the country added almost 300,000 jobs in February, marking the “rst substantial increase in four months, according to Labor Department data. Forecasters say the vaccine rollout and the growth of personal savings will encourage Americans to spend, and employers will be keen to meet the demand. Economists at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. see the unemployment rate falling to 4.1% by the end of the year from 6.2% in February. Hiring should be especially swift since two thirds of the remaining pandemic job losses are in industries hard hit by the virus. Among the “rms already sticking up help-wanted signs are Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., which has put on 19,000 sta and managers to chop veggies and cook meat on grills over the past couple of months. Meanwhile Colorado-based Noodles & Co. is looking for cashiers, cooks and managers at its 454 locations across 29 states. The pasta chain plans to open 10 new stores this year after unit growth stalled last year amid the pandemic. Its far from an all-clear for an economy thats still down 9.5 million jobs from pre-pandemic levels. Some positions in manufacturing and other industries will be gone for good, forcing workers to hunt for work in new industries at potentially lower wages. Fast-food restaurants that have surged on drive-thru need fewer employees to clean bathrooms and check the soda machines. The leisure and hospitality sector in particular has a long way to go. Headcount was 20%, or 3.5 million jobs, below pre-pandemic levels as of February. Employment in a category referred to by the Labor Department as personal and laundry services „ which captures everything from salons to dry-cleaners to parking garages „ was still down 16%. PERSONAL TRAINERS And with all of the changes brought about by the pandemic experience and attendant uncertainty over how many of them will be permanent, its hard to predict where the workforce will ultimately end up. Take Minnesota-based “tness giant Life Time, for example. The company wants to add back 800 personal trainers in the next few months after losing 1,700 in the past year. Managers have been rethinking their heavy use of part-time workers since the pandemic began, and they now expect to use a smaller, more full-time sta. Its not clear Life Time will get back to the 38,000 employees it once US economy set for epic hiring spree as services jobs return JOHN J. KIM/CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNSMusic Box Theatre general manager Ryan Oestreich stands at the theater s bar July 3, 2020, in Chicago. The theater recently reopened with COVID-19 guidelines in place. SEE RETURN , 24B adno=3789909-1 Candidates interested should forward their resume and cover letter to Lissa Craig Ford at Lissa.CraigFord@yoursun.comSun Coast Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls. adno=3789889-1JOB: Digital Marketing SpecialistWe like to celebrate success and reward excellence every day. We also offer competitive compensation incentives with bene“ ts that include comprehensive Health, Dental and Vision coverage, 401(K), Paid Time Off and more.Adams Publishing Groups Sun Coast Media Group is an equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all quali“ ed candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political af“ liation Its the 21st year in the 21st century. Are you ready for more? Do you want to look forward to coming to work every day? Do you want to have fun AND make a difference? SUN Newspapers, a division of Adams Publishing Group, is seeking an experienced sales professional to “ ll a Digital Specialist position in our Charlotte Harbor, FL of“ ce. Your role is to provide clients with digital solutions including: Website Development, Search Engine Optimization, Listings, Reputation Management, Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, Display Advertising, Geofencing, Contesting, OTT/CTV, and Targeted Email. As a Digital Specialist, you will: € Develop partnerships with local businesses and assist them in growing € Identify customer needs and develop solutions to maximize their online presence € Present comprehensive reporting to show how well the campaign is working To be successful in this role, you need: € Ability to generate new business and new revenue streams € Retain and grow account revenue in the ever-changing digital landscape € Develop sales strategies that include digital, mobile, targeted niche publications and the core newspaper € Conduct customer meetings and presentations with decision-makers € Maintain a robust sales pipeline and develop a strategy for long-term success What you should bring to the table: € 5+ years sales experience € Digital acumen € Bachelors degree preferred, or equivalent practical experience € Excellent communication and presentation skills

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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, March 20, 2021 PAGE 21B Employment Services PROFESSIONAL RESUMES A PHONE CALL CAN DO IT ALL CHARLOTTE & SARASOTA CO. Call for DETAILS 941-214-5257 Professional BOOKKEEPER , Financials, Payroll, Construction a plus. DFWP, Benefits, Boca Grande Custom Home builder. Send Resume to email@shbfl.comCOORDINATOR, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (FT) Application review begins 4/4/21. For details and to apply visithttp://sfsc.interviewexchange.com863-784-7132 EA/EO Clerical/office GENERAL OFFICE DUTIES & PARTS COUNTER, Bookkeeping, Quickbook Knowledge. Apply in Person: Roys Trailer Country 2851 Taylor Rd., Punta Gorda IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR CLEANING PERSON. New Homes, Full Time/Part Time. Only Local Quailified Person Need Call. 844-935-0264 Medical $3000 Sign on BONUS For Full Time Nursing Positions!NEW PREMIUM RATE LPN/RN WEEKENDS FT OPENINGS C.N.A.Apply:solarishealthcare.vikus.net CAREGIVER NEEDED Pt. Charl. Private home various shifts Call 941-629-0872 CNAS, HHAS AND CAREGIVERS Find New Clients by Advertising Your Services in the Senior Directory Every Wednesday in The Sun Newspapers. This Feature Publishes in Charlotte, Sarasota, and Desoto Counties. Market Yourself Reach 150,000 Readers! Call 941-429-3110 for more information CARING FOR OUR HEROESDOUGLAS T. JACOBSONSTATE VETERANS HOMESenior RN Supervisor Senior LPN Senior CNA CNA/Therapy Aide & OPS Food Control Specialist Food Support Worker & OPSExcellent Benefits, Vacation Leave Tammy Hoyt 941-613-0919 X 2006Online:https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com FT VETERINARIAN ASSIST/ RECEPTIONIST. MUST have Experience in a Vet`s Office. Call Dr. Myers. 941-625-9900 Mon Fri 8am-5pm Medical www.HorizonTechInstitute.comADVANCE YOUR CAREERŽ Licensed & Accredited School Murdock Town Center on 41 1032 Tamiami Tr Unit 3 PHLEBOTOMY, EKG, LPN-wkds, CNA, Med. Asst. Classes APRIL 5TH 2021 YOU can become a LPN within 11 months. Enrollment ongoing. Start Working In 2-5 wks! Classes Start Each Month Call For Class Dates Nursing Assistant (120hrs) Home Health Aide (75hrs) Phlebotomy Tech (165hrs) EKG Tech (165hrs) Patient Care Tech (600hrs) Job Assist. & Pymt. Plans Call Now to Register! 941-889-7506 Restaurant/hotel BREAKFAST COOK & KITCHEN HELP Needed FT/PT Apply in Person Winks Old Town Grill 451 S. Indiana Ave, Engl Skilled trades JELD-WEN WINDOWS & DOORS VENICE FLORIDAPRODUCTION ASSOCIATEALL SHIFTSStarting Hourly Wage $15.55 High School Diploma or GED, Higher Education a plus, Good Work History, and Attention to detail. EOE/Drug-Free Workplace Send Resumes to: pmackenzie@jeldwen.com or Apply on Indeed (no in person applications acce p ted at this time ) PAINTEREXPERIENCED Must Have own Tools & Valid DL. Pay based on experience. Apply in person: 4271 James Street, Port Charlotte 33980. 941-743-7166 SHOP TECHNICIAN for Busy Trailer Store. General Mechanical skills & welding a plus. Apply: Roys Trailer Country 2851 Taylor Rd. 941-575-2214 WESTCOAST ELECTRIC SERVICES A large Commercial Contractor is NOW HIRING for: Commercial Electrical Helpers & Electricians. We offer an apprenticeship program. Great Benefits & Competitive Pay. Please Submit your resume to: Jenny@westcoastelectricfl. com or Call 941-429-4900 Sales SECRETARIAL Part-time/Fulltime, Real Estate Sales entry level no license necessary to apply. For interview, Call Mr. E at 201-953-1309. General CARRIERS NEEDED The Venice Gondolier Sun is now taking applications for carriers in Venice and surrounding areas. Must have dependable vehicle, a valid Florida Drivers License and proof of insurance. APPLY IN PERSON: 200 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 No Phone Calls Please. FUNDRAISERS NEEDED P/T for Veterans Outreach. Must have love for veterans, drivers license and be able to drive up 30 miles one way to fundraise. $8.65/hr + bonuses based on fundraising. E-Mail ehenry@veteransoutreach. org or call 724-991-7893 General ASSISTANT DISTRICT MANAGERSSUN NEWSPAPERSThe Sun is currently seeking part-time Assistant District Managers in our Circulation Department. Our Assistant District Managers work directly with an independent contractor network to manage home delivery and customer relations. Responsibilities include contractor recruitment and orienting, meeting established service goals, resolving service errors, managing contractor draw and insuring customer satisfaction. Must be able to work early mornings hours, weekends and holidays in an office/ warehouse environment and outdoors in various temperatures and weather conditions. Requires valid Florida drivers license and insurance. Must have reliable transportation to perform daily job responsibilities. Opportunities available in Charlotte/Punta Gorda and North Port. 25-30 hours per week. Starting pay $14-$15/ hr. Phone allowance, mileage reimbursement. EOE, Drug free workplace Pre-employment drug testing required E-mail: Brian.Franz@yoursun.com Please no p hone calls DRIVER, FISH CUTTER & WAREHOUSE PERSONfor Local Seafood Company. Excellent PAY!!! 941-380-9212 MAILROOMTHE CHARLOTTE SUN NEWSPAPER Part-time positions available. No Experience necessary. Be able to lift at least 20 lbs., willing to train Late afternoons & evenings. E-mail to: mblubaugh@ suncoastpress.com Please, NO Phone Calls We are a drug free workplace Pre-employment drug testing re q uired PAGE DESIGNER The Daily Sun is looking for part-time or full-time layout/ design help. InDesign experience is helpful. Job involves early evenings and weekend hours. We will train the right person. Send resume to nathan.lane@yoursun.com. Please, NO p hone calls. ROLL TENDERTHE SUN NEWSPAPERS Part-time position training on the press to load paper, fill ink and general housekeeping. Able to lift 50+ pounds. Advancement available for motivated candidate. The position available is night shift and will include working weekends. Interested candidates send your resume to: Robin Marotta Production Manager at rmarotta@ suncoastpress.com We are a drug free workplace Pre-employment drug testing re q uired Getthe Getthe WordoutWordoutAdvertise Advertise inthe inthe Classifieds! Classifieds! General ENTRY LEVEL POSITION FOR PRINTING AT THE VENICE GONDOLIER We are currently seeking a full time entry level manufacturing position. This position includes the opportunity to learn the printing process from the entry level position and advance in a progressive environment. In this position you will assist in the creation of various well known newspapers and other related products on our Press. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES€Remove product from the end of the printing press or finishing machine. €Move skids of product with a hand jack Comply with all quality, safety and work rules and regulations.€Day and Evening shifts available.€Qualifications Effectively communicate with other members of the staff.€Assist other crew members with various duties including webbing up of the press and/or special handwork in order to meet customer requests.€Follow all clean-up and housekeeping procedures.€The ability to take stacks (average 10-30 lbs) using repetitive hand/wrist movement, off of the end of a machine (2-4 feet high) and stack product on skids from floor level to 5 feet high using repetitive bending and twisting.€The ability to remove skids (weighing up to 2400 lbs) by using a pallet jack The ability to use a computer.€At least 18-years of age or older€Ability to work well in a team environment€Ability to follow instructions and work independently€The ability to read and write; possess good verbal and written comprehension. Please call Jon at 941 207 1411 for an interview SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Punta Gorda, Pt Charlotte, North Port, Venice) BUSINESS IS GOOD! WE`RE ALSO LOOKING FOR A SALES MANAGER! LOOKING FOR A PART-TIME JOB? Make $1,000. $1,500. and Up in Your Spare Time. Weekends a Plus. Kiosk Sales No Experience Necessary Full Training Provided Cell Phone Required Our Team is Growing Not Laying Off. We Work in Retail Locations, Events and Shows Where Customers Come to Us. KIOSK SALES Working with Sun Newspapers. Reply to: hiring.now@amgincusa.com or Call 941-786-7676 Please Include Phone Number Where You Can be Reached For an Interview. A Resume Would be a plus! SIMPLE EASY GOOD MONEY T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! Notices Announcements NEED TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD? FREE MERCHANDISE ADS! WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE! To Place a FREE Merchandise Ad please go to: yoursun.com/classifieds and click Place an AdŽ New users will need to register with their email address & create a password FREE ads are for Merchandise UNDER $500, The ad must be placed online by you. One item per ad. Ad must be 3 lines or less and the price must appear in the ad. Pets, plants, trees, fruits, vegetables, flowers, firearms and firearm accessories are excluded from this offer. Your ad will appear online for 7 days and will show in print Wednesday through Sunday. LIMIT 5 FREE ADS PER WEEK Enter Your Classified Ad 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week. Bible study & churches BEGIN YOUR DAY IN BIBLE STUDY Christ the King Lutheran Church, 23456 Olean Blvd. Tuesdays 10AM-11AM. For more info 941-766-9357 Port Charlotte CALVARY BIBLE CHURCH 1936 E. Venice Ave. Venice Friday at 9am. Study features video teachings of noted Bible Scholars on various subjects. For more info. Call Rev. Jones at: 941-485-7070 or visit www.CBCVenice.com CHARLOTTE COUNTY HOUSE OF PRAYER Night Watch Fridays 7pm-9pm Worship-Word-Prayer One River-One Stream 1435 Collingswood Blvd Unit C Port Charlotte 941 249-8946 Check us out on Facebook COMMUNITY CENTER 4PM 7PM each Wednesday. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 23456 Olean Blvd. PC, Open to All Ages. For more info 941-766-9357 FAITH BUILDERS A Basic Study to Build your Christian Faith. Call Pastor Gumm at Christ the King Lutheran Church for times. 941-766-9357 Port Charlotte FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH 4005 Palm Drive, Punta Gorda Various Days & Times Confirmation/Bible Study Adult Infomational Class 941-639-6309 GATEWAY WORSHIP PRAYER & Healing Rooms If you need healing, we want to pray with you! Our prayer teams are available to minister to you every Thursday 7:30 pm-8:30 pm. For information call 863-832-4418 5377 Dunkin Rd., Punta Gorda 33982 Jesus Still Heals Today! New Season Full Gospel invites you to meet with us every Wednesday via Zoom. Log in begins at 6:30pm and service starts at 7pm, live interaction. Worship and fellowship with us Call or text 941-268-3589 for Zoom meeting information. Everyone Welcome. Looking forward to meeting you Pamela Sams PASTOR PETER BURNETT . PCI Church Online Invites You to the Weekly Online Teaching with Pastor Peter Every Thursday at 9:00PM. Select a Group on Facebook and Click Join to Attend Online. Email: pburnettmedia@gmail.com for Questions UNIQUE AND INFORMATIVE DVD Every Sunday @ 6pm. Disussion After at El Jobean Ba p tist 941-769-6291 Lost & found LOST PARROT: 9Ž long, green body, gray head and yellow under body. Left foot has 1 raised toe. Vacinity of Pinebrook Way. Call 941-484-3591 LOST: I POD: in Venice Gardens on Redwood Rd. & Peppertree. Please call 941-4935986 LOST: KEY FOB Black & silver on Midway/Kings Hwy area. please call 641-330-6544 Exercise classes GULF COAST ACUPUNTURE 151 Center Rd. Wednesdays 5:30pm Thursdays 9:00 am Saturdays 8:30am YOGA for Beginners Proceeds to Venice Wildlife Center Call Rick or Mary 941-488-1769 BusinessServices A N OCCUPATIONAL LLC. may be required by the City and/or County. Please call the appropriate occupational licensing bureau to verify. Aluminum ALL AMERICAN RENOVATIONS Lic & Insured Family owned & operated Specializing in Full Pool cage restoration, rescreening & Painting & Rusty Screw changeouts, painting pool cages, lanais, front entry ways etc... 941-915-3381 Serving Sarasota County Free Estimates PRECISION Aluminum & Remodeling Lanais, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Windows, Doors, Floors. 941-276-8449 Animal removal GOT RATS or other Critters? Call 941-241-1119 or visit SuncoastRats.com Appliance service/repair GARY DRAKE DRYER VENT CLEANING & INSPECTION. 30 yrs. Exp. (941)-889-7596 Auto detailing WE COME TO YOU! Auto Detaling & Boat Detailing. Al`s Auto & Boat Care, LLC 941-740-4172 Lic./Ins. Child care ALL CHILDCARE FACILITIES MUST INCLUDE, WITH ADVERTISEMENT, STATE OR LOCAL AGENCY LICENSE NUMBER. FLORIDA STATE LAW requires all child care centers and day care businesses to register with the State of Florida. The Sun Newspapers will not knowingly accept advertising which is in violation of the law Computer service HAVING TROUBLE NAVIGATING YOUR COMPUTER? Let me help!In home computer Service, repair and training. Sr. Discounts (941)-763-1920 PUNTA GORDA COMPUTERS Computer Repair & Tutoring in your home or office. CALL STACY 941-246-1048 Contractors TEDDY`S HANDYMAN & REMODELING, INC. No Job Too Big or Too Small! (941)-629-4966 Lic./Ins. Serving NP, Charlotte & PG CRC 1327653 Concrete FLORIDA CONCRETE Driveways Sidewalks Additions Residential & Commerical New Construction 941-628-5965 Ins/Lic CG034909

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Call/text for many pics. Starting at $40 941-307-9211 FOOD PROCESSOR, 1 Blade, perfect for all chopping. Pt Charlotte $10 219-363-0857 HANDSETS 3, AT&T accessory CLP99003 phones compatible w/CLP99383 $20 941-830-0524 INDOOR GRILL, ELEC. Krups Fun GrillŽ (garage showing) $13, OBO 941-624-2105 LAMPS with shades. Call/text for many pictures. $10 each 941-716-5507 LAMPS w/shades, 35ŽH, tan shades, will text pics. $58 941-235-2203 MATTRESS, BOXSPRING plus frame, twin size, great condition. $100 941-307-9211 METAL ROLLING RACKS, Like new, heavy duty, six shelves. 76Ž X 48Ž x 18. $60 860-604-2898NEED TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD? FREE MERCHANDISE ADS! WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE! To Place a FREE Merchandise Ad please go to: yoursun.com/classifieds and click Place an AdŽ New users will need to register with their email address & create a password FREE ads are for Merchandise UNDER $500, The ad must be placed online by you. One item per ad. Ad must be 3 lines or less and the price must appear in the ad. Pets, plants, trees, fruits, vegetables, flowers, firearms and firearm accessories are excluded from this offer. Your ad will appear online for 7 days and will show in print Wednesday through Sunday. LIMIT 5 FREE ADS PER WEEK Enter Your Classified Ad 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week. PEDESTAL WASHER/DRYER DRAWERS White, 27x27x13. $100 239-410-5717 PHONE, AT&T, 210 Trimline, unused $7, OBO 941-624-2105 RUG, APPLE GREEN/WHITE 8 x 10 1/2 $75, OBO 941-769-4949 SHIPS OIL PAINTINGS 6 sm & lg. beautiful. Lg. wood frames $25 to $65 941-830-0346 STEAM FLOOR CLE ANER, Shark, w/extras, as new. $85, OBO 941-769-4949 STEAM MOP, Bissell Power fresh, new head, 10 scent disks. $45 941-914-6945 VACUUM CLEANER, Dirt Devil, featherlite, great condition. $20 941-485-7846 Holiday items CHRISTMAS TREEHOLDER 3 bulb, vintage. $45 941-496-9308 PARTY RAFT 6-PERSON New in box. Spring Break $300 value for $200 941-423-0686 Furniture BAKERS RACK, 2 drawers & 2 wooden shelves, 77Ž Tall, 33Ž Long. $25 941-525-3755 BED FRAME, Queen size. New in box. $40 941-697-1110 BED King, Sleigh bed inclds matt & boxspring. $700 941-809-9939 BED QN. Headboard, Foot board, frame, complete $40 319-389-5574 BED, COMPLETE, Queen, all bedding incl. Very clean, non smokers. $195 941-202-9172 BED/W FRAME, TWIN, mattress & box spring. Very clean. $150 941-202-9172 BEDROOM SET, dresser, mirror, chest, bed, Lexington. $500 941-235-2203 BOOKCASE, WOOD, 60ŽW X 15ŽD X 72ŽH six shelves and two doors $20 941-307-9211 BUTCHER BLOCK, Vintage, solid maple, 30x40x16, very nice. $499 941-875-2631 CHAIRS ( 2 ) , Swivel/Rocking, Lt. Coral Tweed. Exc. cond. Pt Charotte. $75 219-363-0857 CHINA CABINET, off white, 4 door, 41x16x77 w/glass shelves. $65 941-626-6879 DINING TABLE, wood, 6 chairs Exc. cond. $190 786-306-6335 Furniture COUCH LOVE SEAT, floral design. Good condition. $50 941-445-4338 COUCH, (93ŽW X 45ŽD X 40ŽH) & Love Seat (68ŽW x 45ŽD x 40ŽH) set $150 941-716-5507 COUCH, DREXEL, 80X41X34 semi-round, beige fabric, top condition. $80 941-307-9211 CREDENZA/TV STAND, Walnut, 2 doors, 32Wx12Dx27H Pt Charlotte $30 219-363-0857 DAYBED/TRUNDLE with twin mattresses, good condition $125 941-875-2631 DESK, large, wood. Exc. cond. L58ŽW29ŽH30Ž $125 678-463-9873 DESK CHAIR, Brown cloth on rollers. Exc. cond. $50 678-463-9873 DESK, Classic design, 60Žw x 27Žd x 42Žh, all wood. $100 941-307-9211 DINING SET, Lt. Oak, table, leaf/pads, 6 chairs, buffet/ hutch. $400 219-363-0857 DINING TABLE Robb & Stucky 48Žround, glass top w/ 4 chairs $99 239-210-8631 DRESSER & NIGHTSTAND Solid wood 9-drawer/2-drawer. $175 239-222-1506 END TABLES SET, Glass tops, white base, good cond. $75 678-463-9873 FAINTING COUCH $325 941-875-2631 I BUY FURNITURE Or anything of value! 941-485-4964 LIFT CHAIR, medium brown, cloth, clean, works great. $235 716-374-2950 LOVE SEAT, Leather. Excellent condition, cream color $70 419-439-1272 MICROWAVE STAND Cabinet doors with storage space on wheels $45 954-865-7866 RECLINER, Microfiber, Green, Like New, $75.00 941-916-2593 RECLINER, ELECTRIC, La-Z-boy, tan. $100 561-373-1065 RECLINER, Electric, Brown w / heater, like new cond. $99. 239-210-8631 RECLINER, LA-Z-BOY, apple green/white. Lightly used. $80, OBO 941-769-4949 SLEEPER SOFA LazyBoy, full size, ex cond. $500 941-2002911 TABLE/ FOUR CHAIRS Good condition. Rectangle, wood, top. $130 954-865-7866 TABLE/FOUR CHAIRS Good condition. Rectangle, wood top $130 954-865-7866 WICKER TV STAND, Like New on rollers & swivels. 25Ž High 27Ž Long. $45 941-525-3755 Electronics BATTERY CHARGER, 24 Volt, Minuteman, text for pix. $100 714-599-2137 BATTERY CHARGER, portable, 12v, 1700 amp, jump & carry $125 941-235-2203 IPHONE LIGHTENING charge cable for car charger. Brand new. $5 714-599-2137 RECEIVER, YAMAHA HTR-5790 receiver works well $50 941-429-9277 TV/stereo/radio 5CD CHANGER, top rated Sony Model with Remote. Excellent cond. $85 954-642-6599 HAMRADIO ANTENNAS, 2M-440-800MHz, 60 pieces, hmo $10 941-661-2547 TV, HDTV 25Ž with pedestal & remote. Like new. $30 239-410-5717 JBL C-40 Folded Horn Enclosure with speakers in cabinet $55 941-662-1967 POOL/PATIO SPEAKERS Polk Audio indoor/outdoor. Great sound. $75 954-642-6599 POWER SUPPLYS, 13.8V Astron 70 & 35 Amp. $125 $165 941-661-2547 SPEAKERS, VINTAGE, Infinity Bose, Polk Audio, JBL, KLH starting @ $20 954-642-6599 STEREO EQUIPMENT All Kinds Speakers, Receivers, etc. Starting @ $10 954-642-6599 TV STAND/FLAT SCREEN lower shelves. Pool/lanai/patio/ garage $95 941-763-4818 TV, 42Ž VIZIO, 2 HDMI ports, integrated sound bar and remote $50 941-716-5507 TV, SONY, 46 Inch Flat Screen Bravia HD with HDMI $30 941-627-5732 TV, VISIO HDTV 25Ž with pedestal & remote. Like new. $20 239-410-5717 WOODEN MUSIC CENTER, IT Model # ITRR-501, brown, like new. $45 941-697-8978 Computer equipment LAPTOP CHARGER, DELL Works fine. Text for pix $15 714-599-2137 MONITOR, 20Ž HP for desktop computer $20 941-697-1110 Clothing/jewelry JACKET LEATHER black ladies buttons hip length soft Avanti 3X New gift $35 941-830-0346 LEATHER JACKET black ladies below waist zips Max USA M/L New gift $35 941-830-0346 PURSE, KATE SPADE shoulder/ clutch green leather, New $275 list call 4 p ic $70 941-830-0346

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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, March 20, 2021 PAGE 23B Merchandise Lake Suzy garage sales FRI-SAT. 9:00AM-4:00PM 13038 SW Kingsway Cir. Lake Suzy. Quality Items: men/women clothes, books, decor, dishes, scrapbooking, quilting mags, Mask Required Deep Creek garage sales FRI-SAT. 9-2 26045 Luzon Ct. MOVING! Furniture, Garden Tools, Treadmill, Pressure Washer, Generator, Sheets, and many treasures! FRI. 9-3 & SAT. 9-12 37 Pepe Court SALE CANCELLED!! Port Charlotte garage sales FRI-SAT. 8AM-6PM 4420 GARDNER DR. NEIGHBOR SALE! Motorcycles, Bandsaw, Murphy Bed, Patio Pavers, Craft Supplies, Ice Maker, Golf Pull Carts. TOO MUCH TO LIST! Port Charlotte garage sales FRI-SAT. 9-2 504 Dewhurst St. Household goods, patio & misc. furn., scrap booking supplies & more. FRI-SAT. 9AM-2PM First Presbyterian Church 2230 Hariet St. COVID compliant. HUGE YARD SALE … includes 2 estates … furniture & antiques, tea cup collection, records, jewelry, outdoor, tools, patio tables A-Z. THUR-SAT. 8AM-3 PM 22481 Lewiston Ave. Porcelain Dolls, Cake Decorations and supplies, NASCAR, Star Trek and much more! Punta Gorda area garage sales FRI.-SAT. 9AM-2PM 25549 E. Marion Ave. 4 FAMILY! Furn., Tools, Household, Collectables, & MORE! SAT. 8-2 826 W. Virginia Ave. Dont Miss this SALE! Home Decor, some Furniture, and Household items. Punta Gorda area garage sales FRI. 03/19 8AM-12PM & SAT. 03/20 8AM-10AM 1617 Redwing Ct. ESTATE SALE Assisted by the Isles Girls and Guys. (Dir: Rt41 S, to R on Aqui Esta Dr., to L on Bal Harbor Blvd, to L on Redwing Ct.) King BR set, Queen BR set, lamps, TVs, kitchen appliances, kitchen and bake ware, Corning ware, linens, couches, recliners, Dining Rm set, 6 ft wide stained glass window art, roll top desk, grandfather clock, lanai furniture, porch swing, grill, ladders, A.C. Unit, compressor, power and garden tools, shop vac, wheelbarrow, bar fridge, quilting fabric, bread machine, HO Trains, Charcoal Smoker. We follow CDC guidelines. Masks are required. See www.islesgirlsandguys.com for more information. North Port area garage sales FRI-SAT. 9-2PM 6352 OTIS Rd. ESTATE SALE Antiques, Collectibles, Craft goods and much more. North Port area garage sales SAT & SUN. 8AM-2PM 5435 HURLEY AVE . MOVING SALE Furniture Hsehold, clothes, baby items, Everything must go! SAT. 8AM-12PM 4421 Baroda Ave. Two Computers, 34Ž Flat screen TV, Desk, odds and ends. Englewood area garage sales FRI.-SAT. 8AM-1PM 617 Harvard St. Boutique clothing, Juicer, collectibles, golf clubs, TV, Household etc. SAT-SUN. 8-2 97 Warren Ave. DOWNSIZING! Lots o f TOOLS , 2 Area Rugs, furniture, household and much more! Rotonda area garage sales SAT. & SUN. 8AM-4PM 3 MEDALIST RD. (Rot W.) MOVING SALE Garage equip., tools, various outdoor furniture, fishing rods & reels, battery powreed tools & more. S. Gulf Cove area garage sales COMMUNITY GARAGE /CRAFT SALE SAT. ONLY 8AM-1PM, 14859 Ingraham Blvd. S. GULF COVE, 33981 Great variety, Beautiful items, over 5 vendors! Rain or Shine! FRI. 3/19-SAT. 3/20 8-2PM COMMUNITY YARD SALE!! Gardens of Gulf Cove (776 to Coliseum Blvd or Thorman Rd.) Just before Home Depot. S. Venice area garage sales FRI. 3/19 & SAT. 3/20 8-2PM 406 SHAMROCK BLVD VENICE GARDENS CIVIC CTRGIANT RUMMAGE, BAKE AND PLANT SALE TOOLS CLOTHING HOUSEHOLD ETC... PSYCHIC FAIR 2nd & 4th Sat. Every month 10am-3pm TOP READERS $15/15 min ANGEL MINISTRIES 2269 S. Tamiami Trail Venice 941-492-4995 www.angelministriesfl.org Venice area garage sales ANNUAL VILLAS OF CHESTNUT CREEK YARD SALE MULT-FAMILY SATURDAY ONLY 8-NOON. NO EARLY BIRDS! MASKS REQUIRED BAY INDIES CARPORT CRAFT SALE PARKWIDE SATURDAY, MARCH 27TH 9AM TO 1PM 950 RIDGEWOOD AVE, VENICE, FL 34285 MAPS AND SALE LIST AT ENTERANCE Nokomis/Osprey garage sales SUN. 03/21, 8AM-1PM Sarasota Trap, Skeet & Clays Pavillion, 3445 Rustic Rd. SPORTSMANS GARAGE SALE Clothing/jewelry PURSE, TED BAKER sm crossbody fuscia new/tags list $195 call for pics $70 941-830-0346 SUEDE JACKET-LADIES XL w/ front zipper-Tan X cond. $20 941-639-1517 Antiques collectibles 2021 BU Silver eagle 1oz. Fine Silver (6 left) $44 814-450-9899 A M. PRES. Donald J. Trump Commemorative Coin, 9 remaining $5 814-450-9899 CERTIFIED SILVER DOLLARS (4) U.S. Common date $100 781-956-8891 CMAS TREE HOLDER 1940S 3BULB $40 941-496-9308 COFFEE TABLE Solid wood brown with 2 drawers. $100 267-664-1535 COWBOY BOOTS, Almost brand new, worn twice, size 9 $80 603-289-5510 DALE JR. Etched glass hologram w/lighted base + more $9 941-914-6945 DISHWASHER KENMORE, off white, clean in and out works great $85 716-374-2950 DRESSER, 3 drawer, solid wood, brown. $125 267-664-1535 DRESSER, 5 drawer, solid wood, brown. $225 267-664-1535 GOLD COIN, United States $495 781-956-8891 GRANDFATHER CLOCK, floor model tempus fugitŽ, need calibration. $150 561-373-1065 GUITAR ATHENA, Electric Luna Sun-Mist with Fender Amp $375 941-313-6161 HUMMEL PLATES, Original complete set, 25 total, excellent cond. $485 941-629-6374 IKE DOLLARS (4) SILVER PROOF $10 781-956-8891 KENNEDY HALF DOLLARS 1964, 90% Silver, (30) left $14 814-450-9899 KNIFE COLLECTION, 39, all kinds, colors, sizes, in boxes $325 941-235-2203 LINCOLN PENNY (Rare) 1909-S, VG +, (1) left $95 814-450-9899 LITHOGRAPH STONES, 2 @ 5X6Ž & 1 @ 6X8Ž. 2 1/4Ž thick. $200 941-255-0489 MORGAN SILVER DOLLARS 100 years old, (6) remaining $36 814-450-9899 PROFESSIONAL FRAME PICTURES, Six Palm trees/ floral OBO $40 267-664-1535 ROCKINGHAMŽ SPITTOON/ CUSPIDOR mint antique stoneware $45 941-639-1517 ROTATING STAR TREK Enterprise table light. $40 941-423-2585 SEWING MACHINE, 1900s, White, Rotary Brand, Great looker. $40 941-525-3755 SHOE SHINE CHAIR, twisted wrought iron. $499 941-875-2631 SILVER COINS (4) 1 oz proof silver eagles $70 781-956-8891 SS WHEELS 68-70 Set Chevelle, El-Cam. $325 786-306-6335 TABLE LAMPS, 4 very nice Lamps with shades $10. each 941-637-9201 TRUCK CAP TRIFOLD WITH TOOLBOX BLACK $275 518-495-0161 W.L. HALF DOLLARS ( 10 ) Brilliant uncirculated $35 781-956-8891 Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! Fruits & vegetables THE LAW REQUIRES all Florida nurserymen, stock dealers, agents or plant brokers who advertise nursery stock for sale to provide the publisher of the advertisement with a copy of their certificate of registration. Also, the registration number issued by the Fla. Department of Ag. and printed on the certificate of registration must be included in the advertisement. Musical A COUSTICAL GUITAR, No brand. Strings close to frets! $50, OBO 239-410-5717 GUITAR YAMAHA FG400A Beautiful condition. New strings/bag $135 608-931-7990 GUITAR, New K. Urban RipCordŽ acoustic guitar/ amp $160 608-931-7990 ORIGINAL KARAOKE DISCS book of 200 discs $400 941-235-3303 ORIGINAL KARAOKE DISCS 200 discs 150 country $400 941-235-3303 Medical 2 WHEEL WALKER, Shower stool, quad cane. $4 each 941-268-8951 2018 Braun Chrysler Hdcp Van Loaded, 23,000 mi, Warr. Bal., like new, $41,900 740-225-5313 4 WHEEL WALKER, Standard, basket, brakes seat, nice. $55 941-268-8951 BEDSIDE COMMODE or shower chair. Like new. $20 ea 941-268-8951 CAST & BANDAGE PROTECTOR Adult, Ankle, water resistant, Brand new. $9 941-914-6945 CHAIR PAD, NIKKEN, Magnetic Extra cloth, cover, carrying case. New. $125 941-423-9371 LOW HOSPITAL BED, Electric with Massage control. $175 954-865-7866 MOBILITY SCOOTER, Golden XL, 3 wheel, new batteries. $375 724-263-6484 POWER CHAIR by Jazzy, Model 614, Electric. Excellent condition. $499. 315-525-9304 WALKER, MEDICAL. Good condition $15 954-865-7866 WALKING BOOT, Plantar Fasciitis, R or L foot. Pics available $20, OBO 714-599-2137 WHEELCHAIR, 18Ž seat. Nice. $60 941-268-8951 Health/beauty PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE TABLE Earthlite portable, very good cond $100 941-330-4264 Trees & plants THE LAW REQUIRES all Florida nurserymen, stock dealers, agents or plant brokers who advertise nursery stock for sale to provide the publisher of the advertisement with a copy of their certificate of registration. Also, the registration number issued by the Fla. Department of Ag. and printed on the certificate of registration must be included in the advertisement. U-PICK TOMATOES $1.00lb, Different Varieties. Fresh Produce: Including Kale, Swiss Chards & Collards. YELLOW HOUSE FARM & NURSERY 4565 Duncan Rd. (Hwy. 17) P.G. 3.5 Mi. E. of I-75 Monday-Saturday 9am-3pm Reg. 47236805 Baby items PLAY PEN Cosco Brand. Like New 40ŽLx 28ŽWx28ŽH Padded and portable $15 941-525-3755 Golf accessories GOLF CART TIRESŽ $10-$60 Used and New Your Choice Pickup only 941-769-1431 Visit Darsgolfcarts.com GOLF IRONS full set, Wilson staff irons, steel shafts. $20 941-451-4497 GOLF IRONS Callaway X-20 irons. Full set. $40 941-451-4497 OLD GOLF PUTTERS Ping & Bullseye (5) $300 941-475-4778 Golf carts 2017 CLUB CAR Precedent $4995 Sandstone 2 passenger Golf Cart 2017 Batteries Folding Windshield 48 volt E.R.I.C. Charger OEM upholstery Low battery light Reverse buzzer 4 drink holders Tires, Top 941-769-1431 Delivery Inc. (25 Mi.) Visit Darsgolfcarts.com $489.72 GOLF CART BATTERIES Set of six-6 volt Brand New Factory BlemsŽ LIMITED QUANTITIES US Made in Freemont, Ohio Sold in sets of 6 only Might be a scratch or a scuff Factory Warranty Cash Only-Pick up only You Load and Unload or we do it $2/battery Core exchange required taxes additional 941-769-1431 Visit Darsgolfcarts.com Golf carts Going FastŽ$3997 2017 EZGO T48 2 person Golf Cart Fresh 4 turf/street tires Factory Hub Caps LED Head and Taillights New Factory Upholstery Canopy Top, 48 Volt Charger Folding Windshield Rear View Mirror 941-769-1431 Visit Dars g olfcarts.com HIGH-SPEED! $4642 2017 EZGO T48 4 PERSON GOLF CART FLIP DOWN REAR SEAT FRESH 4 TURF/STREET TIRES FACTORY HUB CAPS LED HEAD AND TAILLIGHTS TURN SIGNALS BRAKE LIGHTS, HORN 4 WAY HAZARD LIGHTS NEW FACTORY UPHOLSTERY CANOPY TOP, 48 VOLT CHARGER FOLDING WINDSHIELD REAR VIEW MIRROR 941-769-1431 VISIT DARSGOLFCARTS.COM THE BELAIRŽ TURQUOISE AND WHITE $5995 2016 CLUB CAR PRECEDENT 4 passenger Golf Cart Brand New Batteries High-Speed Fresh 4 turf/street tires SS Wheel covers LED Head and Taillights Turn signals Brake lights, Horn 4 way hazard lights Plush Pleated Upholstery Canopy Top, Charger Folding Windshield Rear View Mirror 941-769-1431 VISIT DARSGOLFCARTS.COM Exercise/fitness ELLIPTICAL LEG and arm machine, built in fan and meter $245 941-763-4818 WATER CYCLE Hydrorider (hydrorider.com). Brand new in box $965. 941-743-2485 PC Sporting goods 2 GUYS GUN SHOWS 2 DAY ADMISSION $10.00 Come and Go as you pleaseMarch 20TH & 21STSat 9-5 and Sun 9-3Charlotte County Fairgrounds 2333 El Jobean Rd (776) Port Charlotte, Florida Buy-Sell-Trade New-Used Free Parking CWP Classes Avail. 727-776-3442 www.2 g u y sshows.com A IR MATTRESS. QUEEN, with electric pump, like new. Have 2 each $15 941-268-8951 BOAT SAFETY HARNESS Super bargain!! $20 941-639-1517 BRAVES YEARBOOKS Aaron autographed yearbooks 196365. $125 715-570-9944 Sporting goods CRAPPIE ROD, Duck Commander ultra light, 2 pc. Brand new. $25 941-764-7946 HORSE SHOE SET, like new. $20 941-743-0582 PROPANE STOVE NEW Coleman Perfect Flow Stove $40. 941-473-5403 SALTWATER FISHING POLE, Quantum 1 piece, 7 foot. Brand New. $85 941-764-7946 TAHITI RAFT 6-PERSON New in box. Inflatable. $300 value for $200 941-423-0686 Firearms NOTICE: Seller Acknowledges Compliance With All Exisiting Federal, State and Local Firearms Regulations and Laws in Regards to Sale and Transfer of Advertised Firearms. CASH FOR GUN COLLECTIONS (small or large) by reputable Vet/collector. 941 235-2500 Firearms accessories 303 BRITISH 70 Rnds, 8MM 120 rnds, 22 L.R. 1000 rounds, 7.7 Jap 60 rounds. 860-984-7824 Hunting & fishing supplies BOAT PROPS, 2 used,stainless steel and other, blades good $150 941-625-7658 BUCK SHOOTING BENCH like new $100 941-429-9277 MOTOR FLUSHER MUFFS, Dual Flow, unused. $11, OBO 941-624-2105 TACKLE BOXES. 2 for sale, individually or together. $15 for both. 941-200-5964 Bicycles/ tricycles BICYCLE Built for 2. Riders, sit side by side. Good condition. $350 941-426-6671 BICYCLE, ( 2 ) adult bikes, great condition. $120 941-697-1110 BIKE RACK for 2 bikes fits 1Ž or 2Ž hitch, tires fits in rack, exc. cond. $80 941-743-0582 BIKES, HIS and HERS , 2 kids. $60 each 941-763-4818 KIDS BIKE, Little Kitty 12Ž girls, like new $25 716-374-2950 Toys/games JIGSAW PUZZLES ( 7 ) 1000 piece White Mountain. Exc. cond. $8 each 941-914-6945 TONKA TOYS-VINTAGE, Exc. cond. forklift $25 & 2 pc car carrier $15 941-639-1517 TRAINS, 0 GAUGE Lionel. mth. new $200 786-306-6335 Photography/ video CAMERA, NIKON, Digital (D3500), 2 lens, bag & access. Never used. $425 941-662-1967 KODAK EASYSHARE DIGITAL 16mp 5x zoom HD video case works $28 941-914-6945 NIKON N 75 35mm/3Lens, 1 Filter, Strap, Case, Film, Safe Bag. $175 941-661-0262 Pool/spa/ & supplies HOT TUB COVER and steps. You remove. Works good. FREE! 941-391-7445 POOL MOTORS 4 Bolt-5Ž radius, 1.5 HP New $120, Good Used $75 941-661-6191 POOL/PATIO SPEAKERS Polk Audio indoor/outdoor. Great sound $75 954-642-9599 Lawn & garden CHIPPER SHREDDER, 5 HP. Runs great. $200 941-475-0242 EDGER TRIMMER, Ryobi cordless, excellent condition. $50 941-485-7846 WHEELBARROW, in good shape. $35 941-764-7957 Lawn & garden HEDGE TRIMMER, Black & Decker, electric. Exc. condition. $20 941-743-0582 LADDER, 16 aluminum extension ladder, excellent condition $75 941-485-7846 LAWN MOWER, Sears, like new, all wheel drivetop of the line $195 716-374-2950 LAWN TRAILER 52X 8 new floor/sides 4ft. high nice $499 941-724-6049 POWER WASHER 2000 PSI, Hnda engine, Needs tune-up $150 941-662-1967 RIDING MOWER Husqvarna, 20HP, 38Ž mulching. Manual Clutch. $800 941-347-8750 RIDING MOWER, Craftsman 18.5, 42 inch riding mower. $225 585-590-1608 SCAFFOLD LADDERS ( 2 ) , Very good shape. Hardly used. $45 941-764-7957TOP SOIL FOR SALE 941-468-4372 Outdoor living A NCHOR POWER WINCH for boats 36-46, new in box $499 941-662-1967 CHAIRS 3 White, stackable $25 941-257-5500 GRILL, BROILMASTER, P4BLW2, tank, griddle, nearly new. $475 941-662-1967 GRILL, CHAR-BROIL, Like new, gas tank and new cover $65 941-764-7957 LOUNGE CHAIR for patio. Comes with pad. Good cond. $30 678-463-9873 PARTY RAFT 6-PERSON New in box. Spring Break $300 value for $200 941-423-0686 STADIUM SEATS, 2 LL Bean stadium seats. $25. cost $100. 631-928-2459 Building supplies A /C, OUTSIDE, 3 Ton cent. unit, good $265 786-306-6335 BI-FOLD DOORS 1ea. 24 x 79, 3 ea. 30 x 79, painted white, new condition $40 941-661-6191 CABINET DOORS 4 ea.22.5 H x 17.5 W. 2 ea. 29.5H x 11W, 1 ea. 17.5H x 15W $10 941-661-3672 LIGHT FIXTURE, 4` Dust proof, new in box $40 941-697-1110 LOCKS, KWIKSET, (15) int./ext. lido lever, antique brass, good cond. $35/all 941-629-6374 SHOP VAC, Ridgid wet/dry, good cond. $30 941-629-6374 Tools/machinery A NGLE SANDER Black & Decker, 13 amp $25 941-661-3672 A NVIL 18IN long 10in high $10 941-204-4824 CIRCUL SAW Craftsman, extra blades. $49 941-496-9308 COME ALONG, Maasdam power pull. One ton capacity. Like new $25 941-204-4824 MOTOR, 24 VOLT DC Minuteman 33 amp extras incl $100 714-599-2137 SHOP VAC, Ridgid, wet/dry. Good cond. $30 941-629-6374 SHOP-VAC, WET-DRY Vac, 10 gal. Very good condition. $25 941-697-0940 STAPLE GUN ARROW ET150 XTRA STAPLES $28 941-496-9308 TOOL BOX, CRAFTSMAN, 10 drawers, 2 towers, bench top, nice, $275 239-209-7630 WET TILE SAW, New, beautiful $335, OBO 941-769-0792 Office/business equip./supplie CANON MAXIFY MB5020 NEW Wireless Printer, Print, Copy, Scan & Fax $245 941-408-7535

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PAGE 24B Saturday, March 20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com had right away, Chief Operating Ocer Je Zwiefel said. Other employers are worried about their prospects for hiring in the near term as they compete with government programs for the unemployed. Several mentioned Congresss renewal of the extra $300 weekly jobless bene“t through early September as an impediment to hiring in the coming months. Several studies in recent months have suggested the original extra $600 weekly bene“t authorized by Congress last year didnt discourage the unemployed from seeking new jobs. Still, there still will be some people who say, Im glad to take my $300 to $400 a week and stay home rather than go out and work and earn $500 a week,Ž said BTIG LLC analyst Peter Saleh, who covers the restaurant industry. I expect the unemployment issue is going to continue to be an issue for the balance of this year, and some of the restaurants are going to have to pay above and beyond to make sure they have the appropriate amount of stang,Ž Saleh said. WORKER COMPETITION High-contact service sectors will also face competition for workers from other booming industries. Terry Crow is looking for stylists to sta his 74 Great Clips salons in St. Louis, Missouri, and Orlando and Tampa, Florida. The return of customers is creating a need for workers, he said, as are the industrys persistent high turnover and the defection of stylists to other industries seen as less of a health risk. In suburban Atlanta, some 250 new real estate agents a month are ”ooding the Gwinnett County market, and many are leaving hospitality jobs, according to Chad Reeves, who owns a local Keller Williams oce. I really think there is a pause going on where people are saying, Is this the career that it was?Ž Crow said. There are masks and cleaning protocols, people have to wear masks even on breaks. And then they have people yelling at them saying, Why do we have to wear a mask?Ž Still, problems “nding workers should dwindle as the vaccine rollout facilitates a return to in-person schooling and reduces fears of catching Covid-19 on the job, according to Brian Rose, a senior economist at UBS Financial Services Inc. As the economy reopens, the problems keeping people out of the labor force should ease,Ž Rose wrote in a March 12 report. Job growth should shift to sectors like leisure and hospitality where there are millions of available workers.RETURNFROM PAGE 20B Cats NOTICE: Statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots, and be free of intestinal and external parasites. Dogs LAB PUPS, AKC, 8 wks old. 1st shots w/FL Health Cert. Parents on premises. $600. 941-794-1659 NOTICE: Statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots, and be free of intestinal and external parasites. Appliances BROILER/OVEN, REVERSIBLE by Toastmaster, Model 5231 $20 941-716-5507 DEEP FRYER, Emeril with filtration system. Excellent condition. $50 941-467-8379 DISHWASHER, WHIRLPOOL, White, WDF520, slightly used. $50 941-429-9277 DRYER, white, nice, delivery available $185 941-763-4818 ELECTRIC DRYER, white, like new, heavy duty, large capacity $145 716-374-2950 GAS DRYER, G.E., white, like new large capacity $155 716-374-2950 MIXER, HAMILTON BEACH Deluxe multiple speeds. Very good cond. $35 941-202-9172 REFRIGERATOR, white, good condition. Delivery available. $275 941-763-4818 STOVE KENMORE, 30Ž Electric self-cleaning oven. works great. $50 941-497-6466 Miscellaneous for sale BOOKS PATTERSON; Cusslar; Baldacci, Higgins; and more. Exc. cond. $4.00 941-200-5963 BOOKS HUGO; Dumas; etc. 57 vol. set. Like new. Per volume $7 941-200-5964 BOOKS FRANKLIN Library & Easton Press. Leather bound. The Classics $20 941-200-5964 CARPET MATS, charcoal. New Buick Enclave Avenir $125 941-249-3659 CAT PLAYING TOWER, 6` w/ 5 level. Sell $50., cost $ 165 941-697-1110 COMBINATION ALARM, voice alarm & carbon monoxide smoke. $20 941-408-7535 DOWN PILLOWS, 2 Brand new in original package Standard/ Queen size $30 941-525-3755 FAUCETS, BATH ROOM, 2 new Moen chrome faucets $100. OBO $100 941-575-9361 GAS CANS, 5 gal plastic. $10 941-575-9361 LEANING POST for center console boat L-38ŽX H-46Ž X W-14Ž $350 941-766-0544 METRONOME, Seth Thomas windup. $20 941-423-2585 MODEL SHIP, Cutty Sark 14Ž x 12Ž. Must See!!!! $50 941-423-9371 REAR TOW BAR, NAPA, hitches, chains, tow 3500lbs $50 941-625-7658 ROOFTOP LUGGAGE CARRIER lots of room $70 941-255-3446 SHOP VAC, Ridgid, wet/dry, good cond. $30 941-629-6374 $75.00 PER PANELSLIDING GLASS DOOR REPAIRS Wheels Tracks & LocksCALL BOB 941-706-6445Affordable Maintenance Owned and operated by Local Fire fighter. SNOOK, MOUNTED, 30Ž. Exc. Cond. One of a Kind!! $100 941-423-9371 THERMOSTAT & REMOTE Hunter Comfort Saver 7 day $28 Orig. $48. 941-408-7535 TOOL BOX, CRAFTSMAN 10 Drawers, 2 Towers, Bench Top, nice. $275 239-209-7630 TRUCK RACK, Alum., 8ft., bed. 3ft over cab, also rack for Van $325 941-661-2547 TUB, SINK, faucet, commode. Standard size. $65 336-471-5595 VAN & TOPPER RACK Alum., 2 bar rack. Have pics. $275 941-661-2547 Bargain buys FLAG, AMERICAN, 70Ž X 46Ž Beautiful!!! New. $15 941-423-9371 INFLATABLE RAFT 6-PERSON 15X9 new in box $300 value for $200 941-423-0686 Transportation Buick 2019 BUICK ENCLAVE $31,555. WHITE, PREM. 45K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR Cadillac 2013 CADILLA XTS $18,444. GOLD, PREM. 47K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR Chevy 2018 CHEVY COLORADO $37,488. BLACK, ZR2 35K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR Chrysler 2002 CHRYSLER SEBRING LXI Conv., $5,250, new tires and battery, excellent cond., 49 K miles. 937-408-1934 Venice 2005 CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE $ 7,500 Convertible, low miles, new tires call 941-698-1021 2002 CHRYSLER SEBRING LXI, White, Conv., good cond, 2.7 V6, auto, full power, Ice cold AC, new tires & brakes. 106Kmi. $2900 941-830-4913 Ford 2019 FORD ESCAPE $17,995 Original Owner. Great Condition. Dark Blue. Approx. 13,500 Mi. REDUCED! 941-639-7985 NEED TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD? FREE MERCHANDISE ADS! WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE! To Place a FREE Merchandise Ad please go to: yoursun.com/classifieds and click Place an AdŽ New users will need to register with their email address & create a password FREE ads are for Merchandise UNDER $500, The ad must be placed online by you. One item per ad. 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WHITE, 33K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2019 AUDI Q7 $56,999. GRAY, AWD, 14K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR BMW2017 BMW X3 $23,488. WHITE, 68K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2018 BMW 430I $34,888. WHITE, CONVT, 39K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2017 BMW 750I $44,295. WHITE, NAV, AWD, 44K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR Hyundai 2017-2020 Hyundai Models 1 owner-low mi/F warr 40% off new Save $$ NO hidden fees 2017 Santa Fe Sport $17,500* 2018 Santa Fe Sport $19,500* 2018 Tucson SEL $18,000* 2018 Elantra SE $13,500* 2018 Sonata SE $17,000* Finance @ 2.9% WAC Internet Showroom *off lease weekly Factory Off Lease Auto Brokers 1041 US 41 Bypass Venice Justin by appt only 941 350-7544 www.sho p offlease.com Jaguar 2017 JAGUAR 35 XE PRESTIGE $29,500 (New 53,968.) 20,500 mi., 340hp 3.0 l, V-6 super charged. All optional equipment packages, 1 owner, garage kept. Punta Gorda Call 610-316-6973 Lexus 2017 LEXUS ES-350 $25,900 Only 2 owners. 34,750 miles on vehicle. 843-509-6700 2016 LEXUS GS-350 $27,911. RED, CERT, NAV, 11K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2016 LEXUS ES-300H $27,911. SILVER, CERT, NAV, 40K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2017 LEXUS NX-300 $28,990. WHITE, CERT, BASE, 27K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2017 LEXUS GX-460 $35,911. BLACK, NAV, CERT, 54K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2019 LEXUS ES-350 $39,481. WHITE, CERT, NAV, 4,727 MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2017 LEXUS GX-460 $39,980. CLARET, NAV, CERT, 35K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2018 LEXUS GS-350 $40,497. BLACK, NAV, CERT, 20K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2018 LEXUS GX-460 $43,101. WHITE, NAV, AWD, 43K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2017 LEXUS GX-460 $43,908. NEBULA, NAV, CERT, 21K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2018 LEXUS LS-500 $60,998. SILVER, NAV, CERT, 42K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2017-2019 Lexus Certified NO HIDDEN FEES SAVE UP TO $3,000! 20 2018 ES350 $28K up 15 2017 RX 350 $34K up 10 2018 RX 350 $37K up 10 2018 IS Turbo $27K up 2018 NX 300 $29k up LOW MILES FACTORY WARRANTY Up to 40% off new! 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BLUE, XLE, HYB, 3,447 MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2017-2020 Toyota Certified-Fact Warranty 300 off lease weekly 10% over Dealer cost! Rav4-Camry-Corolla Highlander-Tacoma-4 Runner LOW MILES Private internet showroom No hidden fees Factory Off Lease Auto Brokers 1041 US 41 Bypass S Venice By appt Justin 941 350-7544 www.shopofflease.com Misc. imports 2014 PORSCHE PANAMERA $57,208. WHITE, 27K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR Autos wanted We BUY CARS & TRUCKS RUNNING OR NOT! $400 CASH + UP Frank 941-249-7522 NO TITLE NO PROBLEM, RUNNING OR NOT! 7 DAYS FREE PICK UP 941-623-5550 BEST $$ For JUNKERS24/7, Fast Pickup, Cash Paid Since 2004. Jim 941-286-3122 WE BUY & PICK UP JUNK CARS 941-661-1928 Auto parts/ accessories VETTE, WHEELS, 70`S set, 15Žstock. $375 786-306-6335 ROOFTOP LUGGAGE CARRIER Skyline, roomy. $70 941-255-3446 CARPET MATS, CHARCOAL New, Buick Avenir. $125 941-249-3659 Vans 2016 HONDA ODYSSE Y $ 21,000 12,400 miles, Sr. owned, Ex cond. 941-830-3571 2016 DODGE Grand Caravan Wheelchair Van, 10Ž lowered floor & ramp. 941-870-4325 Trucks/pick-Ups 1997 FORD RANGER $6,000 Clean inside & out. Very solid, runs good. 941-456-2884 2014 FORD F-150 $25,500 Platinum, 52,000 mi, 2WD, Ecoboost V6, Sun Roof, Spray in bedliner. Hard Cover. Rare Edition. Like New319-331-9859 Boats-powered 23 2016 HURRICANE 200 HP Suzuki, 210 Hrs, Loaded, Very clean. Slip Available. $33,000 802-673-5207 19.6 2004/5 KEYWEST BAY F150 Yamaha, 352 hours, w / alum trailer. Extras. $19,500 401-742-2109 Venice. Outboard/ marine engines OUTBOARD MOTOR 2HP JOHNSON, stand, book $340 319-389-5574 Marine supply & equip. SHIP TO SHORE RADIO Regency Action w/ accessories. $25 941-639-1436 PROP PULLER For 1 1 1/2Ž shaft. $100 941-697-0940 MOTOR MOUNT, OUTBOARD Michigan wheel, cast alum. model 516 $60 941-204-4824 LEANING POST/SEAT for center console boat L-38Ž X H-46Ž X D-14Ž $350 941-766-0544 HOSE 50 1/2Ž for diesel fuel or other use 300 PS $20 941-697-0940 ELECTRIC ADAPTER 30A Female to 50A male. $35 941-697-0940 DOCK/ANCHOR LINE 3/4IN 30FT 3 strand/loop one end/ new $10 941-204-4824 DOCK LINE, 1/2IN,60FT with cast iron collapse grappling hook $30 941-204-4824 A NCHOR LINE 125 Ft. 5/8Ž 3 strand line with 24G4 5/16Ž chain. $100 941-697-0940 Canoes/kayaks 17` KAYAK, AQUATERRA, Ocean, rudder, paddle, good cond. $250 941-764-1806 17.5 GRUMMAN ALUMINUM CANOE garaged & great cond. $400 941-204-9427 Trailer & accessories 120Ž TRAILERS Cargo Enclosed Dump Utility Equipment Skid Steer. Parts-Service Trades welcome. Financing Available. We Buy Trailers, Cars & Trucks.Roys Trailer Country 2851 Taylor Rd., P.G.941-575-2214 Campers/ travel trailers 41 2016 DURRANGO GOLD 5th Wheel w/5 slides, King Bed, Front Living Room, Buy for $37,500. By Owner 231-7402666 Also Deeded lot avail Motor homes/RVs SHOP AT HOMEwww.gerzenysrvworld.com RVS WANTED NOW!Cash / Trade / Consignment (941) 260-0476 R.V. HOTLINEMotorhomes, Van Campers, Trailers & Toy Haulers, 5th Wheels(941) 260-0476 I BUY TRAVEL TRAILERS , 5th Wheels, Motor Homes & Trucks. I Come to You! Call Dave Anytime. 813-713-3217 2019 31 THOR Loaded, King Bed, outdoor kitchen, No dealers. $89,000 256-694-3466

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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, March 20, 2021 PAGE 25B OFFERINGS IN VENICE AND SURROUNDING AREAS Sothebys International Realty® and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each office is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Property information herein is derived from various sources including, but not limited to, county records and multiple listing services, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate. ALSO SERVING THE PUNTA GORDA AREA VENICE | 941.488.2600 215 West Venice Avenue | Venice, Florida 34285 VENICE | 941.412.3323 400 Barcelona Avenue | Venice, Florida 34285 Visit or call us for a private consultationListWithUsToday.com | . $. Billion in Total Company Sales Volume for Thanks to our valued customers and talented team of professionals, we are proud to announceThe Gulf Coast Luxury Leader 393 North Point Road #602 $699,000 Jeannie McDermott 941.400.3551 THE OAKS | MERIDIAN CONDOS 157 Tampa Avenue East #906 $695,000 Mary Szablowski 941.587.3583 VENICE AVENUE8313 Lightfoot Drive $619,900 Amee Sams 941.447.1466 VENICE841 East Venice Avenue $549,900 Debi Cohoon 941.877.2550 VENICE14041 Bellagio Way #415 $499,900 Victoria Stultz 941.387.5676 VILLAS AT BELLAGIO HARBOR VILLAGE688 North River Road $499,000 Joel Schemmel & Sharon Chiodi 941.587.4894 MYAKKA RIVER TRAILS2000 Ibis Way #202 $399,000 Carole Gold 941.408.5029 THE VILLAS AT VENICE385 Pine Tree Road $350,000 Tamara Currey & Lou Sauppe 941.650.9481 VENICE3732 Cadbury Circle #11 $325,000 Anita Caravello 941.383.2500 VENICE3662 Cadbury Circle #51 $319,900 Martha Pike 941.716.4392 JACARANDA TRACE198 Lake Shore Drive $305,000 Cynthia Wickson 941.441.8060 VENETIAN GARDENS200 Gardens Edge Drive #224 $279,000 Cynthia Wickson 941.441.8060 MAGNOLIA PARK1900 Casey Key Road $19,900,000 Joel Schemmel 941.587.4894 CASEY KEY230 North Casey Key Road $7,800,000 Tom Hedge 941.587.6660 CASEY KEY630 North River Road $3,175,000 Brad Tritschler 941.716.1042 MYAKKA RIVER TRAILS3743 Casey Key Road $2,800,000 Valerie DallAcqua 941.445.7295 CASEY KEY1285 Bayshore Drive $2,245,000 Victoria Stultz 941.387.5676 ENGLEWOOD GARDENS7713 SW Vineyard Terrace $1,650,000 Debbie & Ron DoorenBos 941.525.6399 ARCADIA819 North Jackson Road $1,485,000 Laura Pearson & Carmen Baskind 941.993.5167 NORTH VENICE FARMS525 South Shore Drive $1,395,000Courtney Green & Julie Russell 415.299.2452 SORRENTO SHORESBayshore Road $1,300,000Sandra Simic & Colleen Hutchinson 941.504.0944 NOKOMIS220 Sorrento Ranches Drive $1,250,000Melissa Caldwell & Courtney Green 941.266.8829 SORRENTO RANCHES108 Sunrise Drive $1,100,000 Carole Gold 941.408.5029 NOKOMIS718 Golden Beach Boulevard #6 $825,000 Martha Pike 941.716.4392 OCEAN SANDS | VENICE ISLAND IN-PERSON OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1 4 P.M. IN-PERSON OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1 4 P.M.adno=3787366-1Do we have to allow others to use beach paths?How COVID-19 is changing design of Florida condo REAL ESTATE Q&A By GARY M. SINGERSUN SENTINELQ: Our co mmunity association owns two paths to the beach. The association pays for the upkeep and expenses. Do we have to allow people who do not belong to our association to use our beach paths? „Ciaran A: This issue can be tricky, and the answer will depend on many variables unique to your situation and location. Generally, if a private beach has routinely been used by the public at large for recreation for an extended period, a customary-useŽ right will develop. Then private beach owners will not be able to start restricting the people from enjoying the beach. Individuals acting up can still be removed from the beach, but the general public will have access. Because there are so many factors to consider, these questions are often decided by a lawsuit, usually between the local government and the private beach owner. Your situation is more about the path that accesses the beach than the beach itself. The right to enter someone elses land is called an easement.Ž People encounter easements all the time. Examples include utility easements over and under your lawn, drainage easements, and even your driveway connecting to the street. Express easements can be created by a written agreement, similar to signing a deed. Easements by necessity are formed when a property owners only access to a public road is across a neighbors property. Another type, known as a prescriptive easement, can be created when you know someone regularly and openly uses a portion of your land for over 20 years without your permission, but you did nothing to stop them. A well-worn path to the beach across a neighbors property is a typical example of a prescriptive easement. If your beach paths have been in use for more than two decades, you may face a lawsuit if you block people now. If the paths have not been around that long, you should be able to restrict them to your members with little more consequence than some disappointed neighbors. Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certified as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his office in Sunrise, Fla. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a co-host of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation. Send him questions online at www.sunsentinel.com/ askpro or follow him on Twitter @GarySingerLaw. By REBECCA SAN JUANMIAMI HERALDMIAMI „ The pandemic has changed condo buyers wish lists. The Four Seasons took note. The Miami-based developer Fort Partners is altering the design of its Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale, Louise Sunshine said, strategic adviser to Fort Partners. Several upgrades are in the works: highefficiency particulate air, or HEPA, filters; UV lighting in elevators; a Tensui water filtration system; stronger WiFi connection in each unit; wardrobe-sized lockboxes for each units deliveries; and Retina and face-recognition technology for access throughout the building and into each residence. The 22-story tower will deliver 148 hotel rooms and 83 condo units at 525 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. The sales team sold 70% of residences since launching sales two years ago, Sunshine said. Twenty-five units remain with prices ranging from $2.685 million for a 1,458-square-foot one-bedroom, two-bathroom unit to the 22,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, six-bathroom rooftop penthouse for $35million. The development is anticipated to top off in November and be completed by late 2021. The pandemic caused us, the developers, to stop and rethink the design and make some valuable additions for the lifestyle of the residents. ... We do not call it a response to the pandemic. We call it a new way of living,Ž Sunshine said. The majority of buyers are from the Northeast, with a handful coming from Europe and a few from Mexico, Sunshine said. Most are either entrepreneurs or work in the financial sector. We are finding much greater demand for the larger units, which tells us that these are going to be primary homes. At the beginning, we were selling the smaller, furnished hotel units, which are normally used for vacation homes. The market has dramatically changed,Ž she said. Sales of luxury condos „ with a listing price over $1 million „ wavered since the start of the year. While the number of luxury condo sales is up, most buyers are leaning toward single-family homes. We are definitely competing against singlefamily homes but the advantages is that people want services,Ž Sunshine said. If people can have services with the safety, privacy and exclusivity and the services of the Four Seasons, then they choose it over the single-family homes.Ž FOUR SEASONS HOTEL AND PRIVATE RESIDENCES FORT LAUDERDALE/TNS

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PAGE 26B Saturday, March 20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com Real estate Open house 03/20/21 FIVE STAR REALTY OPEN HOUSESPlease visit our office across from Fishermens Village for additional information. Saturday, March 20 2100 Via Venice Punta Gorda 11:00 am … 3:00 pm Sunday, March 21 2100 Via Venice Punta Gorda 11:00 am … 3:00 pmFor listing details and photos, visit: www.FiveStarRealt y .com Houses for sale SELLING YOUR HOME, CONDO, or LOT?We can help you.Advertise your home, condo, or lot with us and reach over 150,000 readers in Charlotte, Sarasota, & DeSoto Counties and online everyday.Ask about our 30 day special. Call one of our classified experts for all the details at 866-463-1638 Realtors Welcome! Houses for sale BLUE HERON PINES29200 Jones Loop Rd Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Premier Resort Style Amenities. New & Used Homes for Sale Affordable Living 18 Hole Public Golf Course Please Call for an Appt. 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Water & sewer already on lot and turning lane in place. Possible 3-1/2% owner financing. 941-769-0200 adno=FL4257_V5URGE FLORIDA LAWMAKERS TO OPPOSE HB 35 AND SB 402These bills seek to eliminate the newspaper requirement for public notice and allow local governments to post notices on publicly accessible government websites and government access channels. KEEP PUBLIC NOTICES IN NEWSPAPERS Contact your local representative and tell them how you feel. State RepresentativesState Rep. Mchael Grant (R-Port Charlotte) € Michael.Grant@my oridahouse.gov € Port Charlotte O ce: (941) 613-0914 € Tallahassee O ce: (850) 717-5075 State Rep. James Buchanan (R-Sarasota) € James.Buchanan@my oridahouse.gov € North Port O ce: 941-429-4560 € Tallahassee O ce: 850-717-5074 State Rep. Melony M. Bell (R-DeSoto/Hardee/Polk) € Melony.Bell@my oridahouse.gov € Fort Meade O ce: (863) 285-1101 € Tallahassee O ce: (850) 717-5056 State SenatorsState Sen. Joe Gruters (R-Sarasota/Charlotte) € Gruters.Joe@ senate.gov € Sarasota O ce: (941) 378-6309 € Tallahassee O ce: (850) 487-5023 State Sen. Ben Albritton (R-Charlotte/DeSoto) € Albritton.Ben@ senate.gov € Punta Gorda O ce: (941) 575-5717 € Tallahassee O ce: (850) 487-5026 YourSun.com SUN The DailyCharlotte € DeSoto € Sarasota DONT LET FLORIDA LAWMAKERS REMOVE YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW Call your legislators and voice your opinion today.Public notices inform citizens of the changes that aect them and their community. Some state and local ocials want to move these notices from newspapers to government-run websites, where they may not be easily accessed.To learn more, visit ”oridapublicnotices.com WHAT ARE THEYTRYING TOGET AWAY WITH?

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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, March 20, 2021 PAGE 27B By ZACH WICHTERBANKRATE.COM TNSThe full year data is in, and its ocially time to put the cities are deadŽ narrative to bed. Yes, its true: Generally, more people left major cities than moved to them over the course of the strange year that was 2020, but in terms of raw numbers, the population changes were minimal, according to United States Postal Service mail forwarding data. A separate Bankrate/ YouGov nationwide survey found that 16% of respondents moved in 2020, but that rate jumped to 32% for Gen Z-ers and 26% for millennials. People said they moved to be closer to friends or family, to seek a better cost of living or in search of more space. The top three cities for move outs: New York (Manhattan), Houston and Austin each lost a net of fewer than 15,000 citizens. The rest of the top 10 all lost under 10,000 residents overall, according to the Postal Service. The USPS data has some limitations. The 12,681,085 change-ofaddress requests that Bankrate analyzed, which covered Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020, were compiled by zip code and only registered moves within or between zip codes with at least 10 requests over that period. For example, if three people or families moved from Bethpage, NY 11714 to Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, that pair would not show up in the dataset, but if 11 people or families made that same move, it would. Even so, the numbers provide some good insights into moving patterns during the pandemic. Here are the biggest 2020 moving trends the USPS numbers reveal: MOVERS PREFERRED SMALLER CITIES OR LESS DENSE NEIGHBORHOODS Take Manhattan as a case study. Over the course of 2020, New Yorks densest borough lost a net of about 12,000 residents to other zip codes. Of those who moved out, more than a third went just across the East River to Brooklyn, the citys most populous borough. Brooklyn, however, is less dense than Manhattan, so movers may have gone in search of some breathing room. In a recent Q&A, Ray Rodriguez, the regional mortgage sales manager for New York at TD Bank, said those responses mirrored what he was seeing in his job. In New York City the outer boroughs are very well alive,Ž he said. People who are used to living an urban lifestyle are going to continue an urban lifestyle. Im thinking of two of my employees who purchased condos in the city, they upgraded to have outdoor space.Ž Less-dense outlying areas were top destinations for move-outs from every major city that topped the USPS data. GEN ZERS AND MILLENNIALS MOST LIKELY TO MOVE, POLL FINDS A Bankrate/YouGov poll showed that 10 percent of Americans moved or relocated due to COVID in 2020 and were still relocated as of February. Some 6% moved but had returned as of then. And 84% of those polled did not move during the year. About 18% of movers during 2020 sought out new housing because they wanted more space, with Gen Z-ers and millennials being the most likely to move, at 18% and 17%, respectively. Blacks were a third more likely to have moved and not returned compared with whites. Here are some of the top trends the survey revealed: € 31% moved to be closer to family/friends € 27% wanted more aordable living € 21% relocated for their job € 18% needed more space € 17% wanted a dierent climate € 17% moved because they now have the ability to work remotely from anywhere MOVERS DIDNT STRAY TOO FAR FROM HOME Those who did move during the pandemic mostly stayed pretty close to the homes they were leaving. Of the 12,681,085 change of address requests for popular moves, just over half a million requests in the sample were from those who moved to another county; the rest stayed in the same county, zip code, city or rural area. Similarly, just 42,000 change requests re”ected moves to another state. Four of the top “ve cities for move-outs were Houston, Austin, Orlando and Dallas. For all those cities, the top “ve movedto destinations were less than 30 miles away. New York (Manhattan) was the number one city for move-outs during 2020, and three of the top “ve destinations for its movers were less than 15 miles away. The other top destinations for Manhattanites were more than 100 miles away on Long Island in the Hamptons beach communities where many Manhattan residents own second homes. HOUSING AFFORDABILITY WAS KEY It may not be obvious when “rst looking at the Postal Service data, but a little digging reveals that many movers were likely motivated by a cheaper cost of living in 2020, too. The pandemic brought employment changes for much of the workforce as stores and public venues closed down and many companies shifted to remote operations. As more employees worked remotely, many had newfound ”exibility in their living arrangements. For those who lost their jobs during the pandemic, housing aordability was an even more crucial factor in the decision to move. Nathaniel Hunt lived in New York for 11 years and was dancing in the Metropolitan Operas ballet corps before the pandemic shut down most live performances in the city. It was a big life change,Ž he said. My art form, my vehicle wasnt adaptable in the same spaces as say, opera singer friends of mine.Ž Without live performances, which were his primary source of income, Hunt said he was reliant on unemployment bene“ts to pay his rent. When the extra $600 per week that was part of the original CARES Act relief ran out, he could no longer aord to stay in Manhattan, so in August he moved back to Maryland to stay with his parents. Nearly a third of respondents to the Bankrate/ YouGov poll said moving closer to friends or family was a motivating factor, while more than a quarter said “nding aordable living was a key reason behind their decision to move. That search for more aordable housing was re”ected in the USPS change of address data. For all of the top “ve move-out cities, the top moved-to destinations were places with lower costs of living. In October, Hunt wound up moving again, to Los Angeles. He now lives with friends in a more aordable place with more open space than he had in New York. In the aftermath of George Floyds death, Hunt organized performance-based fundraisers for social justice causes, which he said he wouldnt have been able to do if hed stayed in New York for the duration of the pandemic. The change opened him to the idea of a more mobile lifestyle, even once coronavirus is brought under control. Why cant I have both?Ž he said. I do plan on coming back to New York. I also feel that this new community and network that Ive spawned in LA wont leave me.Ž Hunts position underscores what many experts have predicted: Even after the pandemic, people will likely continue to want more ”exible living arrangements. Visit Bankrate online at bankrate.com.Pandemic movers sought affordability, but not far away DREAMSTIME.COM/TNSA street in Brooklyn, N.Y., with the Williamsburg Bridge in the background. More than one-third of those who left Manhattan during the pandemic moved to Brooklyn. adno=SP4327 Norman € Key West € Eclipse Free Measure + Free Installation Buy Direct and Save-Dont Pay Retail We manufacture Solid Surface Shutters Composite € Polyresin € Solid Surface € Wood 50%OFF 24 x 48$159Reg. $318 CompositeWindowDecor & Designs STORE HOURS: Mon. Fri. 9-5; Sat 9-1 www.DecorDesignsFL.com*See store for details. 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PAGE 28B Saturday, March 20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.comSOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY TRANSFERSCOURTESY OF VENICE AREA BOARD OF REALTORS ML# ADDRESS BE FB HB YEAR BUILT SW SUBDIV COMMUNITY NAME PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS SP / SQFT SP / LP CLOSE DATE CLOSE PRICE POO L Y/N N6113566 228 LANCER #228 1 1 0 1989 Kings Gate Club Condominium Cash 126.65 1 3/12/2021 $86,500 FALSE A4479604 207 ORANGE GROVE AVE S 2 2 0 1979 Nokomis Manor Natures Park Single Family Residence Conventional 149.14 1.03 3/10/202 1 $139,000 FALSE N6113246 110 VERONA ST S 2 1 0 1961 Venice By Way Single Family Residence Conventional 148.76 1.03 3/10/2021 $144,000 FALSE N6113433 752 WHITE PINE TREE RD #103 2 2 0 1983 Bird Bay Village Condominium Conventional 167.01 1 3/8/2021 $160,500 FALSE N6113787 200 PARK BLVD N #202 1 1 0 1970 Bristol North Condominium Cash 297.83 0.98 3/9/2021 $165,000 FALSE N6113542 794 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #132 2 2 0 1988 Summer Green Condominium Conventional 157.14 1.02 3/11/2021 $176,000 FALSE U8113584 3055 ENGLEWOOD RD 2 1 1 1979 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash 150.75 1.06 3/11/2021 $180,000 TRUE A4487287 9067 STARFISH CIR 2 1 0 1972 Myakka Shores Single Family Residence Conventional 202.87 0.92 3/8/2021 $184,000 FALSE N6112172 201 SILVER LAKE DR #206 2 2 0 1995 Waterside Village Condominium Conventional 150.67 0.97 3/8/2021 $190,000 FALSE N6113386 800 GARDENS EDGE DR #823 2 2 0 2006 Magnolia Park Condominium Conventional 171.66 0.96 3/12/2021 $212,000 FALSE N6113330 4418 CORSO VENETIA BLVD #unit D 3 2 0 2004 Casa Di Amici Condominium Cash 158.35 0.97 3/12/2021 $219,000 FALSE A4490541 210 GLENWOOD AVE 3 2 0 1988 Ogburns T B Add To Town Of Osprey Single Family Residence Cash 187.5 0.98 3/8/2021 $224,995 FALSE D6116222 741 BRADENTON RD 2 2 0 1981 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash 173.61 1 3/11/2021 $225,000 FALSE N6111312 864 SARANAC LAKE DR #206 2 2 0 2005 Waterside Village Condominium Cash 149.01 0.96 3/12/2021 $225,000 FALSE N6113448 276 MALVERN DR 2 2 0 1979 Venice East Single Family Residence Conventional 163.21 1 3/8/2021 $228,000 FALSE N6113734 465 FOXGLOVE RD 2 2 0 1972 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash 191.99 0.96 3/12/2021 $230,000 FALSE N6107632 20 IDLE SANDS DR 2 2 0 1987 Hourglass Lakes Single Family Residence Cash, Conventional 137.77 0.98 3/11/2021 $240,000 FALSE A4491091 621 LIVE OAK ST 3 2 0 1989 Venice Edgewood Single Family Residence Cash 222.54 0.99 3/12/2021 $255,700 FALSE N6113493 137 GOLF CLUB LN 2 2 0 1967 Venice Country Club Estates Single Family Residence Cash 186.66 1.03 3/9/2021 $257,400 TRU E N6113545 365 PINE TREE RD 2 2 0 1971 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence Conventional 223.28 1.08 3/12/2021 $259,900 TRUE N6113367 120 L PAVIA BLVD #23 3 2 0 2004 Tuscany Lake Condominium Cash 177.23 0.98 3/11/2021 $260,000 FALSE A4489835 903 RAVINIA CIR #903 3 2 0 2005 Ravinia Condominium Cash 182.42 1 3/9/2021 $262,500 FALSE N6113849 5861 MADISON RD 2 2 0 1990 Gulf View Estates Single Family Residence Cash 143.22 0.98 3/8/2021 $280,000 TRUE N6113364 1079 ROBERTA ST 4 2 1 1972 East Gate Terrace Single Family Residence Conventional 198.65 1 3/11/2021 $295,000 TRUE N6113130 138 GRAND OAK CIR 2 2 0 2000 Hidden Lakes Club Single Family Residence Cash 156.99 0.96 3/12/2021 $300,000 FALSE A4485702 625 CROSSFIELD CIR #19 2 2 1 1994 Lynwood Glen Condominium Cash 148.37 0.91 3/8/2021 $300,000 FALSE N6113321 249 LIVORNO WAY 3 2 0 2017 Villages of Milano Single Family Residence Cash 210.56 0.97 3/12/2021 $319,000 FALSE A4489523 323 WOODVALE DR 3 2 0 1992 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Conventional 178.97 0.98 3/12/2021 $320,000 FALSE D6116176 23205 BANBURY WAY #201 2 2 0 2019 Sarasota National Condominium Conventional 181.26 0.99 3/9/2021 $325,000 FALSE N6111919 170 VILLORESI BLVD 2 2 0 2020 Toscana Isles Single Family Residence Conventional 212.28 0.97 3/12/2021 $342,615 FALSE D6115611 566 SOUTHLAND RD 3 2 0 2021 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash 191.35 1 3/12/2021 $345,000 FALSE A4484879 2319 FALCON TRACE LN 3 2 0 1997 Calusa Lakes Single Family Residence Conventional 211.01 1 3/12/2021 $345,000 FALSE A4487237 2092 TIMUCUA TRL 3 2 0 1993 Calusa Lakes Single Family Residence Conventional 187.24 0.99 3/8/2021 $356,500 FALSE N6112281 269 CALMAR WAY 3 2 0 2020 Toscana Isles Single Family Residence Conventional 181.54 0.96 3/12/2021 $360,000 FALSE D6115588 2098 PIAVE LN 3 2 0 2016 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Cash 194.53 1 3/10/2021 $363,000 FALSE N6113125 147 COCO PALM DR 3 2 0 2001 Venice Palms Single Family Residence Conventional 211.37 1.01 3/11/2021 $368,000 TRUE A4487713 9820 WINGOOD DR 3 2 0 2018 Venice East Single Family Residence Conventional 221.09 1 3/10/2021 $369,000 TRUE N6113546 742 GOLF DR 3 2 0 1969 Country Club Estates Single Family Residence Cash 287.94 0.93 3/9/2021 $370,000 FALSE N6113138 1255 TARPON CENTER DR #410 2 2 0 1969 San Marco Condominium Cash, Conventional 430.22 0.97 3/10/2021 $373,000 FALSE N6112553 534 CHEVAL DR 3 2 1 1993 Venice Golf & Country Club Single Family Residence Conventional 135.54 1 3/10/2021 $374,900 F ALSE A4472710 299 TURQUOISE LN 3 2 0 2001 Emerald Woods At Oaks Single Family Residence Conventional 164.3 0.98 3/8/2021 $382,500 FA LSE N6112940 20655 ROMAGNA PL 4 3 0 2014 Gran Paradiso Single Family Residence Conventional 190.12 0.96 3/11/2021 $385,000 FALSE N6113323 308 ALBA ST E 3 3 0 1961 Beach Manor Single Family Residence Conventional 207.45 0.98 3/8/2021 $390,000 FALSE ML# ADDRESS CITY ZIP LEGAL SUBDIVISION NAME SQFT PRICE BE FB HB BUILT POOL PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS CLOSE LP/SQFT SP/SQFT SP/LPENGLEWOOD TRANSFERSCOURTESY OF ENGLEWOOD AREA BOARD OF REALTORS D6107792 5820 GASPARILLA RD Unit#Slip 44 BOCA GRANDE 33921 GULF SHORES NORTH $70,000 1981 None Dock-Rackominium Cash 3/8/2021 0.71 N6113528 1475 FLAMINGO DR Unit#135 ENGLEWOOD 34224 HOLIDAY TRAVEL PARK ENGLEWOOD 577 $72,000 1 1 0 1980 Community Mobile Home Cash 3/11/2021 $124.78 $124.78 1 D6111822 6767 SAN CASA DR Unit#96 ENGLEWOOD 34224 OYSTER CREEK MHP 408 $95,000 1 1 0 2000 None Mobile Home Cash 3/10/2021 $244.85 $232.84 0.95 D6114730 21 TURTLE BAY CIR ENGLEWOOD 34224 OYSTER CREEK MHP 530 $114,500 1 1 0 1983 None Mobile Home Cash 3/8/2021 $216.04 $2 16.04 1 D6113704 1531 PLACIDA RD Unit#10-202 ENGLEWOOD 34223 PALM MANOR PH 03 1,056 $139,500 2 2 0 1986 Community Condominium Conventional 3/12/2021 $132.10 $132.10 1 D6115734 6600 GASPARILLA PINES BLVD ENGLEWOOD 34224 GOLDEN TEE PH 01 BLDG 14 932 $140,000 2 2 0 1991 Community Condominium Conventional 3/8/2021 $155.58 $150.21 0.97 D6114510 806 MANCHESTER CT ENGLEWOOD 34223 TANGERINE WOODS 1,344 $160,000 2 2 0 1986 Community Manufactured Home Cash 3/8/2021 $116.82 $119.05 1.02 D6114671 629 FOXWOOD BLVD ENGLEWOOD 34223 FOXWOOD 1,102 $172,000 2 2 0 1987 Community Villa Cash 3/12/2021 $161.07 $156.08 0 .97 D6115927 307 ELDER ST Unit#215 ENGLEWOOD 34223 FOXWOOD 1,243 $187,500 2 2 0 1985 Community Condominium Cash 3/12/2021 $150.84 $150.84 1 D6111641 28 CADDY RD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA W OAKLAND HILLS 1,287 $195,000 3 2 0 1984 None Single Family Residence Conventional 3/9/2021 $155.40 $151.52 0.98 D6114917 9200 LITTLE GASPARILLA IS PLACIDA 33946 PLACIDA BEACH PH 02 BLDG 03 786 $200,000 1 1 0 1986 Private, Com Condominium Cash 3/11/2021 $265.90 $254.45 0.96 A4462615 191 JADE ST ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA LAKES 1,550 $204,940 3 2 0 2021 None Single Family Residence VA 3/13/2021 $130 .96 $132.22 1.01 D6115688 10168 WILLOWOOD AVE ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 1,528 $212,000 2 2 0 1991 None Single Family Residence Con ventional 3/9/2021 $147.19 $138.74 0.94 N6112821 409 ALTA VISTA AVE ENGLEWOOD 34223 BRUCEWOOD 1ST ADD TO 1,536 $219,900 3 1 1 1963 None Single Family Residence VA 3/1 0/2021 $143.16 $143.16 1 D6114021 7317 HART ST ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 1,081 $227,000 3 2 0 2020 None Single Family Residence VA 3/8/202 1 $219.70 $209.99 0.96 C7438709 1138 SOUTH LN ENGLEWOOD 34224 SUNCOAST GARDENS 720 $235,000 2 1 0 1967 None Single Family Residence Conventional 3/12 /2021 $352.78 $326.39 0.93 C7438824 67 MARKER RD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA W L ONG MEADOW 1,352 $240,000 3 2 0 1995 None Single Family Residence Cash 3/12/2021 $173.82 $177.51 1.02 D6116335 421 SUNSET RD N ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA HEIGHTS 1,653 $245,000 3 2 0 2019 None Single Family Residence Cash 3/8/20 21 $151.18 $148.22 0.98 D6116086 11413 OCEANSPRAY BLVD ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 065 1,323 $245,000 3 2 0 2006 None Single Family Residence C ash 3/9/2021 $188.89 $185.19 0.98 D6116331 319 GLADSTONE BLVD ENGLEWOOD 34223 ENGLEWOOD ISLES SUB 1,978 $250,000 2 2 0 1981 None Single Family Residence Cash 3/ 10/2021 $136.45 $126.39 0.93 D6114706 571 OLIVE ST ENGLEWOOD 34223 HARTER SUB 1,250 $250,000 4 2 0 1948 None Single Family Residence Conventional 3/8/2021 $212.00 $200 0.94 D6115834 1285 GULF BLVD Unit#7 ENGLEWOOD 34223 HOLIDAY CONDO 754 $252,500 2 1 0 1981 None Condominium Conventional 3/9/2021 $3 38.20 $334.88 0.99 D6115760 6005 N BEACH RD Unit#5 ENGLEWOOD 34223 OAKWATER COVE CONDO 1,188 $314,000 2 2 1 1974 Community Condominium Convention al 3/11/2021 $276.52 $264.31 0.96 D6116378 9170 CLEWISTON TER ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 069 1,612 $315,000 3 2 0 2008 None Single Family Residence Conv entional 3/12/2021 $179.84 $195.41 1.09 N6113392 1 PINEHURST RD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA W PINEHURST 1,962 $317,000 3 2 0 1993 Private Single Family Residence Conve ntional 3/12/2021 $158.00 $161.57 1.02 C7438714 55 FAIRWAY RD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA W PINEHURST 1,723 $320,000 3 2 0 1990 Private Single Family Residence VA 3/1 2/2021 $190.95 $185.72 0.97 D6116147 8284 HARBORSIDE CIR ENGLEWOOD 34224 CAPE HAZE MARINA VILLAGE PH 01 1,735 $355,000 3 3 0 1998 Community Townhouse Conventional 3/8/2021 $207.49 $204.61 0.99 D6116172 9 SPORTSMAN TER ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA W BROADMOOR 2,266 $360,000 3 2 0 1995 Private Single Family Residence Conv entional 3/10/2021 $156.66 $158.87 1.01 A4488283 349 GLADSTONE BLVD ENGLEWOOD 34223 ENGLEWOOD ISLES SUB 1,742 $375,000 3 2 0 2021 None Single Family Residence Convent ional 3/12/2021 $223.31 $215.27 0.96 J924090 10435 PILOTHOUSE CIR Unit#126 PLACIDA 33946 LANDINGS CORAL CRK 2,275 $395,900 3 3 0 2021 Community Townhouse Conventional 3/10/2021 $174.02 $174.02 1 D6115804 2955 N BEACH RD Unit#B714 ENGLEWOOD 34223 TAMARIND GULF & BAY BLDG B-7 1,185 $399,000 2 2 0 1981 Community Condominium Cash 3/10/2021 $345.99 $336.71 0.97 A4486215 2320 ALAMANDER AVE ENGLEWOOD 34223 MANASOTA LAND & TIMBER CO 2,944 $440,000 4 4 0 1981 None Single Family Residence Conventional 3/8/2021 $159.61 $149.46 0.94 D6115813 8824 CONCH AVE PLACIDA 33946 CORAL CAYE 1,989 $460,000 3 2 1 2016 Community Single Family Residence Cash 3/10/2021 $2 40.82 $231.27 0.96 D6115068 7518 PALM ISLAND DR S Unit#1213 PLACIDA 33946 P ALM ISLAND VILLAGE BLDG 02 1,232 $475,000 2 2 0 1984 Community Condominium Cash 3/11/2021 $385.55 $385.55 1 C7438392 730 MORNINGSIDE DR ENGLEWOOD 34223 ENGLEWOOD GARDENS 2,283 $505,000 4 3 0 1972 None Single Family Residence Cash 3/8/ 2021 $229.96 $221.20 0.96 A4486251 10851 TROPHY DR ENGLEWOOD 34223 BOCA ROYALE PH 2 & 3 2,237 $510,000 3 2 1 2015 Private, Com Single Family Residence C onventional 3/12/2021 $227.98 $227.98 1 N6111933 71 PINEHURST CT ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST PINEHURST 3,409 $536,500 3 3 1 2004 Private Single Family Residence C ash 3/8/2021 $164.18 $157.38 0.96 D6113135 340 OAKWOOD CIR ENGLEWOOD 34223 ENGLEWOOD ISLES SUB 2,044 $580,000 3 2 0 1984 Private Single Family Residence VA 3/8/ 2021 $293.05 $283.76 0.97 D6113693 1724 GRANDE PARK DR ENGLEWOOD 34223 BOCA ROYALE 3,370 $595,000 3 3 1 2006 Private Single Family Residence Conventiona l 3/9/2021 $180.98 $176.56 0.98 J923238 9818 LITTLE GASPARILLA IS PLACIDA 33946 GASPARILLA ESTATES 784 $630,000 2 1 0 1985 None Single Family Residence Conven tional 3/12/2021 $803.57 $803.57 1 D6112346 2245 N BEACH RD Unit#304 ENGLEWOOD 34223 SUNRISE POINTE 2,378 $800,000 3 2 1 2006 Community Condominium Cash 3/11/202 1 $357.40 $336.42 0.94 D6117035 11140 HACIENDA DEL MAR BLVD PLACIDA 33946 HACIENDA DEL MAR 2,610 $990,000 3 3 1 2007 Community Condominium Cash 3/9/2021 $379.31 $379.31 1 D6115811 970 PALM AVE Unit#223 BOCA GRANDE 33921 SILVER KING CONDO PH 02 1,765 $1,750,000 3 2 0 1982 Community Condominium Cas h 3/12/2021 $1,048.16 $991.50 0.95 D6110049 204 WATERWAYS AVE BOCA GRANDE 33921 HARBOR DRIVE WATERWAYS 2,830 $2,800,000 5 3 1 1982 Private Single Family Residenc e Cash 3/12/2021 $1,051.24 $989.40 0.94 D6113641 16211 SUNSET PINES CIR BOCA GRANDE 33921 GULF SHORES NORTH 04 4,440 $3,300,000 4 3 1 2015 Private Single Family Resid ence Cash 3/12/2021 $788.29 $743.24 0.94 PROPERTY TRANSFERS

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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, March 20, 2021 PAGE 29B PROPERTY TRANSFERS CONTINUED N6113601 19670 QUISTO ST 2 2 0 2014 Islandwalk At The West Villages Single Family Residence Conventional 234.96 1 3/11/2021 $39 9,900 FALSE O5916751 670 SUFFOLK CIR 3 2 0 1980 Mission Valley Single Family Residence Conventional 213.68 1 3/13/2021 $400,000 FALSE A4459800 219 SAINT JAMES PARK 3 3 1 1988 Oaks Single Family Residence Cash 121.21 0.84 3/11/2021 $400,000 TRUE N6112400 524 MARAVIYA BLVD 3 2 0 2020 Toscana Isles Single Family Residence Conventional 199.36 0.98 3/9/2021 $405,500 FALSE N6112994 500 THE ESPLANADE N #405 2 2 0 1968 Gulf Twin Towers Condominium Cash 349.36 0.97 3/11/2021 $407,000 FALSE O5903599 278 DAYLILY BLVD 4 2 1 2020 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Conventional 176.51 0.98 3/11/2021 $408,800 FALSE N6113440 13871 SAYDA ST 2 2 0 2016 Islandwalk At The West Villages Single Family Residence Conventional 228.54 1.03 3/8/2021 $4 10,000 FALSE A4489497 11625 RENAISSANCE BLVD 3 2 0 2018 Renaissance Single Family Residence Cash 257.99 0.97 3/8/2021 $420,000 TRUE A4488510 629 ALHAMBRA RD #402 2 2 0 1974 Valencia Condo Apts Condominium Conventional 327.1 0.93 3/12/2021 $420,000 FALSE A4489838 1325 PINE NEEDLE RD 3 2 0 1979 Pinebrook South Single Family Residence Conventional 226.55 1.02 3/12/2021 $425,000 TRU E N6113806 108 WADING BIRD DR 3 2 0 2003 Blue Heron Pond Single Family Residence Cash 209.27 1 3/12/2021 $429,000 TRUE N6114000 1640 LISCOURT DR 3 2 0 1990 Waterford Single Family Residence Cash 169.92 1.07 3/12/2021 $435,000 TRUE N6113736 13901 MIRANESE STREET 2 2 0 2017 Islandwalk At The West Villages Single Family Residence Conventional 267.26 1 3/8/202 1 $449,000 TRUE D6115763 566 KHYBER LN 3 2 0 1992 Governors Green Single Family Residence Conventional 186.26 1 3/10/2021 $450,000 TRUE A4478458 2092 TOCOBAGA LN 3 2 0 1994 Calusa Lakes Single Family Residence Conventional 216.23 1.01 3/10/2021 $453,000 FALSE N6107367 255 THE ESPLANADE N #205 2 2 0 1973 Gulf Shores Condominium Conventional 350.75 0.98 3/10/2021 $470,000 FALSE A4489496 1820 AMETHYST LN 3 2 0 2002 Emerald Woods At Oaks Single Family Residence Conventional 236.79 0.95 3/12/2021 $475,000 TRUE N6113674 13895 VANCANZA DR 4 2 0 2018 Gran Paradiso Single Family Residence Cash 213.24 0.98 3/10/2021 $480,000 FALSE N6113633 760 FRINGED ORCHID TRL 3 2 0 2001 The Lakes Of Jacaranda Single Family Residence Cash 234.18 0.98 3/12/2021 $481,000 T RUE N6113864 11833 GRANITE WOODS LOOP 4 3 0 2006 Stoneybrook At Venice Single Family Residence Cash 215.56 1 3/12/2021 $485,000 FAL SE N6113377 1585 TARPON CENTER DR #26 2 2 0 1974 Jetty Villas Condominium Cash, Conventional 438.28 1.01 3/10/2021 $490,000 FALSE C7436523 1057 BLUFFWOOD DR 4 3 0 2016 Calusa Park Single Family Residence Conventional 156.35 1 3/8/2021 $494,700 FALSE N6113645 20720 GRANLAGO DR 4 2 0 2017 Gran Paradiso Single Family Residence VA 222.12 1 3/12/2021 $500,000 FALSE A4478859 124 DAYLILY BLVD 3 2 1 2020 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Conventional 197.47 0.96 3/8/2021 $512,621 FALSE N6113558 169 MONTELLUNA DR 3 2 0 2004 Venetian Golf And River Club Single Family Residence Cash 227.57 1 3/12/2021 $515,000 TRU E A4484546 12 BISHOPS COURT RD 3 3 1 1996 The Oaks Single Family Residence Conventional 185.42 0.99 3/10/2021 $590,000 TRUE N6113284 616 ARMADA RD N 3 2 0 1965 Venice Gulf View Single Family Residence Conventional 295.55 0.96 3/8/2021 $657,000 FALSE N6113873 23467 WAVERLY CIR 3 4 0 2020 Sarasota National Single Family Residence Cash 249.55 1 3/12/2021 $700,000 TRUE N6112676 416 PENSACOLA RD 2 2 0 2012 Venezia Park Single Family Residence Cash 446.11 0.98 3/10/2021 $745,000 FALSE A4487059 393 N POINT RD #501 3 2 1 2001 Meridian At The Oaks Preserve Condominium Cash 305.32 0.99 3/8/2021 $792,000 FALSE N6113511 817 MADRID AVE 3 2 1 1953 Venice Gulf View Single Family Residence Cash 422.28 0.99 3/9/2021 $815,000 TRUE A4488151 1024 BAYSHORE RD 3 2 1 2004 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Cash, Conventional 337.15 0.87 3/12/2021 $825,000 T RUE A4489981 281 OSPREY POINT DR 3 3 0 1998 Oaks Single Family Residence Conventional 275.71 1 3/12/2021 $925,000 TRUE A4490891 404 SORRENTO DR 3 2 0 1977 Sorrento Shores Single Family Residence Private 405.94 1 3/12/2021 $949,900 TRUE N6113770 308 SUNRISE DR 3 2 0 1956 Nokomis Single Family Residence Cash 518.08 1.07 3/12/2021 $960,000 FALSE A4447540 398 MACEWEN DR 4 5 1 1998 Oaks Single Family Residence Cash 216.11 0.97 3/10/2021 $1,025,000 TRUE A4478203 689 EAGLE WATCH LN 4 3 1 1991 The Oaks Single Family Residence Cash 238.19 1 3/10/2021 $1,185,000 TRUE A4485901 449 S CREEK DR 4 5 0 1979 South Creek Single Family Residence Conventional 456.68 0.92 3/9/2021 $1,655,000 TRUE A4478049 3881 CASEY KEY RD 4 5 0 1977 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Cash 1114.59 0.95 3/10/2021 $2,850,000 FALSEML# ADDRESS BE FB HB YEAR BUILT SW SUBDIV COMMUNITY NAME PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS SP / SQFT SP / LP CLOSE DATE CLOSE 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PAGE 30B Saturday, March 20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com By DAVID LYONSSOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL TNSBuying a home in South Florida is starting to look like an impossible proposition. Shoppers are swarming open houses and sparking bidding wars that drive prices out of sight. Thousands of potential buyers are growing frustrated as they watch homes vanish from the market in a blink. How do you win at this game? The South Florida Sun Sentinel reached out to three real estate experts and asked them for their best suggestions for buying in this pandemic-fueled market. They are Linda Bright, of Illustrated Properties in Palm Beach Gardens, Dee Emmanuel, of The Keyes Co. in Hollywood, and Gary Finkelstein, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Fort Lauderdale. Heres what they recommend. Is now the right time to buy? Gary Finkelstein: Absolutely. You dont want to miss the opportunities in South Florida real estate right now. A good deal is a good deal. And if you a buy a property that you know you can hold for “ve to ten years as a homestead „ youre going to be OK. The [interest] rates are still low enough that even if you think youre overpaying for something, as long as you cover that monthly bill its totally going to be worth it in the long run, especially with the migration were seeing right now. Experts say the South Florida market is overvalued by nearly 20%. If you buy now, is there a good chance your home will lose value? Dee Emmanuel: No. Because of the supply. Whenever there is low supply and high demand, homes sell faster. These homes are turning over fast. The lower the inventory, the more turnover. The more supply of inventory results in less turnover. The homes sit on the market longer than usual. Right now the indicators show low supply and high demand. The more turnover, the more appreciation. Is (the market) overvalued by 20%? No. Due to the lack of supply and high demand, the market is showing low monthly supply, which means as a result, there will be multiple oers, in some cases above market price. We are seeing a shortage of inventory and homes are being purchased above the asking price. Its safe to say that in the South in general, I dont see any indicators showing that if you buy now there is a good chance you will lose value. All I see is positive bene“ts. If we had high supply, then you and I would have a dierent discussion. How can you nd a property that will hold its historical value? Dee Emmanuel: Essentially the most important thing is you just have to buy in a neighborhood that justi“es the value. School districts play a big factor, as well as from a commuting standpoint and the familys lifestyle. You are buying location. How can you get a leg up on nding newly listed homes ahead of the pack? Linda Bright: You do need to be working with someone actively in the market who knows exactly whats going on and has connections with other agents. We all speak to each other. That is one way to know when things are coming on the market, for sure. The agents that have longstanding relationships are connecting with people. Is it worth the time to try to nd an o-market home? Gary Finkelstein: A hundred percent. Because inventory is so low, an o-market property is much more advantageous to you. Then youre not dealing with the rest of the market. If you start knocking on doors to try to “nd a better property, youre not “ghting with other potential buyers. Two of my properties I purchased Ive knocked on doors. I said, Hey, are you interested in selling? How much would it cost for you to leave this property?Ž I bought a property for $350,000 and now its worth $750,000. Its always an advantageous thing to try to get your foot in the door before somebody else. Dee Emmanuel: A seller may have leverage ƒ because they know you need a home. There is nothing wrong with o-market deals as long as the sellers expectations on price are realistic and theyre motivated. If you are in a contract there could be issues you want to negotiate. The seller says, You called me, Im not looking to sell, but for this price I am.Ž If the seller is not realistic in price, it could result in your overpaying. If you get into a bidding war, should you stick around or leave? Gary Finkelstein: It depends. Lets say you and I have had a prior relationship and you are a real estate agent. Knowing each other and knowing the way each other works, the deal holds a big value there. Knowing the other agents is going to help you in that bidding war, and yeah, you should stick around because you never know what happens. Linda Bright: I think that if the house “ts your needs ... some of it has to do with the length of time youre going to stay there, if the property is right, and its what youre looking for. How much longer will South Florida be a sellers market? Linda Bright: The indications are the [interest] rates are going to continue to stay low. The buyers coming from the Northeast and Midwest tell me their friends and family are coming. Based on the information were hearing, this is not going to change any time soon. Are more new homes and developments on the way in the coming year? Where are they? Dee Emmanuel: They were slow coming in early this year. We saw new construction out west in Parkland, Coral Springs, Plantation and Davie. Linda Bright: Were seeing developments already starting. There are some things in Palm Beach Gardens and west of the Bee Line. But its as far west as Palm Beach Gardens would go. And were seeing development in Boynton Beach, Delray and Boca Raton. They take quite sometime to go through all of the approvals. But there is not as much land left, and that includes Palm Beach County. If people are interested in new construction, they should go forward, with the [rising] cost of building supplies. Renovated homes are just as desirable in these areas, particularly for people looking for something newer. Renovations are a great option. Is it better to rent now and wait for the available supply of homes to grow? Gary Finkelstein: Thats a question that depends on the buyer. If its somebody whos got a stable job and they have less risk, absolutely, pull the trigger on a house. If its somebody thats working for $50,000 [a year], maybe its smarter to rent. For me I would buy with the 3.5% loan. For some people youd be crazy not to purchase if you can aord it. But not everybody is going [to qualify] to get 3.5%. Youre just going to have to hang in there if youre not able to do that. For those people I would tell them to rent. Dee Emmanuel: Its always a good time to buy against renting because the rents have not devalued by any means. Theyre actually increasing every year „ especially in certain areas where we are seeing rents going above $3,000 „ thats more than a mortgage payment. If you have money in the bank for the down payment and the closing costs, your job is stable and if you maintain your good credit standing, this is the time to buy. You just have to be motivated.Hit a wall in your home search? Consider these ideas. Agents Nelly Estopinan and Gloria De Armas look through a Fort Lauderdale house being sold by agent Gary Finkelstein of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, on Saturday. MICHAEL LAUGHLIN/SUN SENTINEL/TNSAgent Gary Finkelstein of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, right, shows a Fort Lauderdale home to Frances and Derrick Monroe on March 6. By GARY M. SINGERSOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL TNSAs part of my recent divorce settlement, I signed deeds to my ex-wife for two rental properties. H owever, the mortgages are still in my name, making me legally responsible for the properties. What is the easiest way to transfer ownership legally and place the properties in her name? „ Paul You already transferred ownership of the two properties to your ex-wife when you signed the deeds. Unfortunately, you are still on the hook for the mortgage loans. You are in the unenviable position of owing money for properties you no longer own. Your ex-wife is now the owner, but if she does not make the monthly mortgage payment, the lender will try to collect from you. When you take out a mortgage loan, you are signing two contracts. The “rst is the promissory note,Ž and it is your agreement to repay the money you borrowed. This document is the loan.Ž The other form is the mortgage,Ž which places a lien on your property, allowing the lender to foreclose and sell the property, with the proceeds from the sale going toward your debt. If you fail to make your monthly payments or break one of the other terms of this arrangement, such as not keeping insurance on the property or paying the property tax, your lender can sue you individually, foreclose the property, or both. However, because you no longer own these properties, you do not get the rent payments, and if your ex-wife decides to use the money for something else, the properties may eventually be foreclosed, but you still will be on the hook for the loans. This will damage your credit and leave you responsible for any de“ciency between the amount owed on the loan and the propertys value. Your mortgage lender was not part of your divorce and does not have to transfer the loan to your ex-wife just because she now owns the properties. While you can ask it to do so, it is very unlikely since the bank is better o having both the properties and your good credit as collateral to make sure it gets paid back. Your situation is why many divorcing couples sell their investment properties if the spouse receiving the property cannot take out a new loan in just their name. Depending on what your divorce judgment says on this issue, you may need to go back to the court to add appropriate protections. Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certi“ed as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his oce in Sunrise, Fla. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a co-host of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation. Send him questions online at www. sunsentinel.com/askpro or follow him on Twitter @GarySingerLaw.Real estate Q&A: How do I transfer mortgages after a divorce? 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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, March 20, 2021 PAGE 31B By MARK A. STEINRATE.COM TNSWhen you move into a new apartment or rental home, you expect your new landlord to ask for “rst, and maybe last months rent, and possibly a security deposit. After that, all you need to do is make sure you pay your rent on time, right? Not these days. Over the last decade, renters have been subject to a welter of new fees, many for amenities or services once included in their rent. The change coincides with the investment of billions of dollars in rental properties by private-equity “rms, hedge funds, real estate investment trusts and other institutional investors. These “rms boost their pro“ts by cutting costs and increasing revenue „ not just by raising rents, but also by collecting more in fees. One private-equity owned company disclosed it collected $14 million in fees and another $12 million in unrefunded deposits in a single year. BACK TO THE FUTURE This maneuver on the part of landlords is not new,Ž says Janet Portman, co-author of the book Every Landlords Legal Guide.Ž Back in the 80s landlords did all sorts of things to rake in more revenue.Ž One beauty was the Tenant Initiation Expense Reimbursement feeŽ landlords collected when people moved in. Tenants challenged the fee in civil courts and judges ruled that it was nothing more than a nonrefundable security deposit and thus illegal. Some fees have been around for years and can be found in most leases. Application fees, for one, cover the landlords cost of running a credit check to make sure you can aord the rent. Late fees and early-termination fees reimburse landlords for losses when tenants dont ful“ll their obligations in leases. Other fees are new and not widely known: an elevator-reservation fee, a decoration fee and a pipe-snaking fee are a few examples. The legality of such fees varies from state to state. A few outlaw certain fees, others say fees are unenforceable if not in the lease. Most have minimal renter protections. States are more willing to limit certain levies, such as late fees; Maine caps them at 4% of monthly rent; landlord-friendly Texas allows as much as 12%. AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FEES Here are some fees to watch out for when you read your lease, and its important to read leases carefully and completely. Investigate your potential landlord to see if past tenants have complained about egregious fees. Also, know local rental laws, and which government agency enforces them. Many landlords are desperate for tenants just now, so its worth trying to eliminate fees from the lease. Administrative fee: A vague catchall that can duplicate the application fee or make you pay for an explanation of why a landlord is withholding some of your security deposit. Amenities fee: This shifts to tenants the cost of pool maintenance and other operating expenses once considered responsibility of the property owner. Application fee: Usually covers the cost of acquiring a copy of your credit report and having the landlord or property manager review it to decide if you can aord the rent. Cleaning fee: A nonrefundable charge that either duplicates a security deposit or takes its place but does not have to be returned when you leave. Convenience fee: A charge some landlords levy on renters for the convenience of using the landlords online portal to pay their rent. Others collect the fee when renters pay their rent by credit card, requiring the landlord to pay a 1.5% to 3% transaction fee to the card company. Damage fee: Another nonrefundable charge that either duplicates a security deposit or takes its place, but does not have to be returned when you leave. Delivery fee: The sum that property owners can charge tenants to cover the cost of posting an eviction notice on their door. Elevator-reservation fee: A novelty limited to highrise buildings with freight elevators, it ostensibly compensates the building owner for the inconvenience of your using the elevator to move furniture and boxes to your ”oor. Guest fee: A sum meant to cover the added wear and tear on washing machines, swimming pools and other shared facilities caused by your extended-stay guest. Move-in fee: Also known as a “nders fee,Ž it is a nonrefundable charge nominally to cover the cost of any damage you do while moving in. Such fees are illegal in some states and cities, chie”y those with rent control. Move-out fee: Same idea as the move-in fee. Ostensibly to cover the cost of repairing damage you do while moving out. Not refundable if no damage is done. Pet fee: One of several ways for landlords to clean up or repair any damage caused by your pet. Sometimes referred to as pet rent,Ž which is a supplement to your regular rent. Some landlords prefer a pet depositŽ when you (or your pet) “rst move in. Pipe-snaking fee: This is tricky. Routine maintenance is the property owners responsibility, but if a tenant tries to send a disposable diaper down a toilet, that is the renters responsibility. The landlord may “x the problem or hire a plumber to make sure the job is done correctly, but the renter is likely to be on the hook for this fee. Redecoration fee: A nonrefundable charge that seeks to make tenants pay for normal wear and tear that traditionally has been the sole responsibility of the property owner. Telecom fee: A monthly payment for basic cable service and internet access from a provider chosen by the landlord, whether you use their service or not. No list is exhaustive and not every landlord uses all „ or even any „ of these charges, which is why it is important to read your lease closely. If you come across something that looks or sounds like a fee, Portman recommends that you assume its just another way for landlords to collect money you wont get back.Ž Rate.com covers the worlds of personal “nance and residential real estate.Landlords charge so many kinds of fees, we compiled a list DREAMSTIME/TNSInstitutional property owners on the prowl for more revenue. One way to do that is to charge more fees. Do you know whats on TV tonight? We do.Add to your SUN Newspaper subscription for only $2.00 a month and never miss your favorite shows again. Tune in to the latest sports and trending programs, plus puzzles, sudoku, crosswords and special streaming features. Call 941-206-1300 to add today. adno=FL53213 adno=3789056-1 HOME IMPROVEMENTGIVEAWAY $5,000 Sweepstakes Home Improvement Giveaway $5,000 SWEEPSTAKESContest Run Dates: 3/8/21 4/5/21 Powered by Presented by Its Here! Enter Today... 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PAGE 32B Saturday, March 20, 2021 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com By CARLA FRIEDRATE.COM TNSIf the word crisis had two best friends, they would likely be named student loan and credit card debt, given how frequently those two forms of borrowing „ totaling $1.56 trillion and $820 billion, respectively „ are referred to as a crisis. Fair enough. Payments on each drag down household “nances and keep families from buying homes, saving for retirement and sending the next generation to college. And the crisis label has „ in ways good and bad „ made some people reluctant to take on these forms of debt. But wheres the word crisis when it comes to car debt, which has nearly doubled in the past decade to $1.37 trillion? Borrowing can be productive, necessary or self-destructive In the culture of debt shaming, people often feel worst about their student loans, even though this borrowing often helps them get the education to qualify for a better-paying and more rewarding career. And guilt around credit card debt is nearly universal, even though one in three people says they borrowed on plastic to pay a medical bill and many, pressed for cash from low wages, use a card to buy groceries for the family. Car debt, however, seems to get a cultural free ride. Maybe its due to the political favor granted car companies and their workers, or our general love of automobiles. But given that cars depreciate rapidly and increasingly are priced far above most households ability to aord them, car debt deserves some shade. A NECESSITY WITH A $40,000 PRICE TAG? A car, or two, may be a household necessity, but the auto industry is loading cars with more than the necessities and car buyers increasingly take the bait. Buyers in January paid an average of $40,857 for their new wheels, according to Kelly Blue Book, a price increase of more than 5% from a year earlier. (For the record: In”ation was under 2%.) Cox Automotive reports that 24% of models had a base price below $30,000 last year, compared to 54% in 2012. During that stretch, cars priced between $50,000 and $60,000 grew from less than 5% of the market to nearly 20%. LEASE: A CAR PAYMENT THAT NEVER STOPS Experian Automotive says more than 80% of new cars involve a loan, and the average monthly payment for a new car was $563 in the third quarter of 2020. About one-third of used car purchases involve a loan; the average monthly payment according to Experian was $397. Experian notes that among the most leased models, the average monthly payment is $110 lower, when leased, compared to using a loan. But leasing is no bargain. The average monthly payment is around $450. And the savingsŽ is a mirage, as the lease is only for three years. Typically what happens is that a new car is leased after the three years, eectively locking that household into a new round of monthly payments. At least with a loan, you eventually can have “ve or 10 years driving without a payment. DRIVING DEEP INTO DEBT All debt makes a claim on monthly household cash ”ow, but some is more productive than others. According to Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Savingforcollege.com, in 2019 about two-thirds of recent bachelors degree grads left school with a diploma and debt. Among those borrowers, their total student loan tab was just shy of $30,000. Thats less than the average new-car loan, which was just under $35,000 in the third quarter of 2020. Borrowing for a used car was an average of more than $23,000. The average monthly payment for students who graduated with a bachelors degree in 2019 is $448, less than the average new car payment and just $50 more per month than the average used-car payment. There is every reason to question a system where students are required to borrow at all, given the message that a degree is the only way to be competitive in Americas 21st century economy. Especially for public school degrees, where borrowing has become more prevalent as states have pulled back their funding of programs. But the median lifetime earnings boost from having a bachelors degree is more than $750,000. Cars are just a depreciating asset from day one. Rate.com covers the worlds of personal “nance and residential real estate.Auto loans in America nearly doubled in 10 years DREAMSTIME/TNSA car, or two, may be a household necessity, but the auto industry is loading cars with more than the necessities and car buyers increasingly take the bait. By STEVE BROWNTHE DALLAS MORNING NEWS TNSLender moratoriums are keeping home foreclosures at unheard of low levels. In February, only 11,281 nationwide home foreclosure notices were recorded „ down 77% from a year earlier, according to the latest report from Attom Data Solutions. Extensions to the federal governments foreclosure moratorium and CARES Act mortgage forbearance program continue to keep foreclosure activity historically low,Ž Rick Sharga, executive vice president of RealtyTrac, an Attom Data Solutions company, said in the report. These government actions, and the eorts of lenders and mortgage servicing companies, have helped millions of homeowners avoid foreclosure during a year-long global pandemic and a recession that resulted in 22 million lost jobs.Ž About 2.6 million U.S. homeowners are still receiving payment forbearance from lenders because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nationwide lenders repossessed 1,545 properties through completed foreclosures. While housing analysts expect foreclosure “lings to increase when lender forbearance programs end, huge increases in home values during the last year will make it easier for troubled mortgage holders. Nationwide homeowners gained more than $1.5 trillion in home equity in 2020, according to CoreLogic. It was the largest such gain in seven years. The average residential property owner saw an $26,300 increase in home equity in 2020 „ the dierence between the property value and whats owed. Positive factors like record-low interest rates and a booming housing market encouraged many families to enter homeownership,Ž said Frank Martell, president and CEO of CoreLogic. This growing bank of personal wealth that homeownership aords was noticed by many but in particular for “rst-time buyers who want a piece of the cake.ŽA year into pandemic, home foreclosures are rare adno=3789908-1 Sun-Classi“ eds.com Find Your Home Today Price From $227,900!Biscayne Breeze with 80 x 125 Lot! 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Possible 3-1/2% owner “ nancing. 941-769-0200ENGLEWOOD SPARKLING CLEAN! 2/2 Lakeview Condo in Deep Creek Gardens! 2nd Floor, Tile Throughout, incl. the Lanai, Accordion Hurricane Shutters! Updated Baths, Laundry Closet. Community Htd. Pool, Small Putting Green, Shuf” eboard, Tennis & MORE!! $129,900.Sharon Kerr 941-286-7315 Coldwell Banker Sunstar RealtyDEEP CREEK AREAS BEST LOTS Golf Front and Lake Front5 golf courses, fresh water boatable lake and waterways. Newer neighborhood with all utilities. New construction on every street. Placida area, 20 minutes to Bay and Beaches. From Only $27,900 to $39,900.HURRY! 941-769-0200PLACIDA AREA LOTS 23463 QUASAR BLVD.Buyer “ nancing fell thru (after property passed inspections and appraisal). Ready for immediate occupancy. If you have that decorator touch and a few buckets of paint, you can turn this neglected 1500 SF 3/2 into one of the nicest homes in a desirable eighborhood on CITY WATER, close to schools. NOT IN FLOOD ZONE! NO HOA! $214,900 As Is. Full-price cash only. Patty Gillespie Remax Anchor 941-875-2755 PORT CHARLOTTE BACK ON MARKET 3006 Caring Way #429Located in Promenades West, in the center of Port Charlotte and walking distance to hospitals and medical of“ ces, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 4th ” oor condo has been well maintained. $109,900 Shellee & Jimmy GŽ Guinta 941-586-8463 Coldwell Banker Sunstar RealtyPORT CHARLOTTE Call Us To Sell Your Home In The Showcase Of Homes Call (941) 429-3110

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www.yoursun.com | The Sun | SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2021 PAGE 1 OFFERINGS IN VENICE AND SURROUNDING AREAS Sothebys International Realty® and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each office is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Property information herein is derived from various sources including, but not limited to, county records and multiple listing services, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate. ALSO SERVING THE PUNTA GORDA AREA VENICE | 941.488.2600 215 West Venice Avenue | Venice, Florida 34285 VENICE | 941.412.3323 400 Barcelona Avenue | Venice, Florida 34285 Visit or call us for a private consultationListWithUsToday.com | . $. Billion in Total Company Sales Volume for Thanks to our valued customers and talented team of professionals, we are proud to announceThe Gulf Coast Luxury Leader 393 North Point Road #602 $699,000 Jeannie McDermott 941.400.3551 THE OAKS | MERIDIAN CONDOS 157 Tampa Avenue East #906 $695,000 Mary Szablowski 941.587.3583 VENICE AVENUE8313 Lightfoot Drive $619,900 Amee Sams 941.447.1466 VENICE841 East Venice Avenue $549,900 Debi Cohoon 941.877.2550 VENICE14041 Bellagio Way #415 $499,900 Victoria Stultz 941.387.5676 VILLAS AT BELLAGIO HARBOR VILLAGE688 North River Road $499,000 Joel Schemmel & Sharon Chiodi 941.587.4894 MYAKKA RIVER TRAILS2000 Ibis Way #202 $399,000 Carole Gold 941.408.5029 THE VILLAS AT VENICE385 Pine Tree Road $350,000 Tamara Currey & Lou Sauppe 941.650.9481 VENICE3732 Cadbury Circle #11 $325,000 Anita Caravello 941.383.2500 VENICE3662 Cadbury Circle #51 $319,900 Martha Pike 941.716.4392 JACARANDA TRACE198 Lake Shore Drive $305,000 Cynthia Wickson 941.441.8060 VENETIAN GARDENS200 Gardens Edge Drive #224 $279,000 Cynthia Wickson 941.441.8060 MAGNOLIA PARK1900 Casey Key Road $19,900,000 Joel Schemmel 941.587.4894 CASEY KEY230 North Casey Key Road $7,800,000 Tom Hedge 941.587.6660 CASEY KEY630 North River Road $3,175,000 Brad Tritschler 941.716.1042 MYAKKA RIVER TRAILS3743 Casey Key Road $2,800,000 Valerie DallAcqua 941.445.7295 CASEY KEY1285 Bayshore Drive $2,245,000 Victoria Stultz 941.387.5676 ENGLEWOOD GARDENS7713 SW Vineyard Terrace $1,650,000 Debbie & Ron DoorenBos 941.525.6399 ARCADIA819 North Jackson Road $1,485,000 Laura Pearson & Carmen Baskind 941.993.5167 NORTH VENICE FARMS525 South Shore Drive $1,395,000Courtney Green & Julie Russell 415.299.2452 SORRENTO SHORESBayshore Road $1,300,000Sandra Simic & Colleen Hutchinson 941.504.0944 NOKOMIS220 Sorrento Ranches Drive $1,250,000Melissa Caldwell & Courtney Green 941.266.8829 SORRENTO RANCHES108 Sunrise Drive $1,100,000 Carole Gold 941.408.5029 NOKOMIS718 Golden Beach Boulevard #6 $825,000 Martha Pike 941.716.4392 OCEAN SANDS | VENICE ISLAND IN-PERSON OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1 4 P.M. IN-PERSON OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1 4 P.M.adno=3787366-1Do we have to allow others to use beach paths?How COVID-19 is changing design of Florida condo REAL ESTATE Q&A By GARY M. SINGERSUN SENTINELQ: Our comm unity association owns two paths to the beach. The association pays for the upkeep and expenses. Do we have to allow people who do not belong to our association to use our beach paths? „Ciaran A: This issue can be tricky, and the answer will depend on many variables unique to your situation and location. Generally, if a private beach has routinely been used by the public at large for recreation for an extended period, a customary-useŽ right will develop. Then private beach owners will not be able to start restricting the people from enjoying the beach. Individuals acting up can still be removed from the beach, but the general public will have access. Because there are so many factors to consider, these questions are often decided by a lawsuit, usually between the local government and the private beach owner. Your situation is more about the path that accesses the beach than the beach itself. The right to enter someone elses land is called an easement.Ž People encounter easements all the time. Examples include utility easements over and under your lawn, drainage easements, and even your driveway connecting to the street. Express easements can be created by a written agreement, similar to signing a deed. Easements by necessity are formed when a property owners only access to a public road is across a neighbors property. Another type, known as a prescriptive easement, can be created when you know someone regularly and openly uses a portion of your land for over 20 years without your permission, but you did nothing to stop them. A well-worn path to the beach across a neighbors property is a typical example of a prescriptive easement. If your beach paths have been in use for more than two decades, you may face a lawsuit if you block people now. If the paths have not been around that long, you should be able to restrict them to your members with little more consequence than some disappointed neighbors. Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certified as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his office in Sunrise, Fla. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a co-host of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation. Send him questions online at www.sunsentinel.com/ askpro or follow him on Twitter @GarySingerLaw. By REBECCA SAN JUANMIAMI HERALDMIAMI „ The pandemic has changed condo buyers wish lists. The Four Seasons took note. The Miami-based developer Fort Partners is altering the design of its Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale, Louise Sunshine said, strategic adviser to Fort Partners. Several upgrades are in the works: highefficiency particulate air, or HEPA, filters; UV lighting in elevators; a Tensui water filtration system; stronger WiFi connection in each unit; wardrobe-sized lockboxes for each units deliveries; and Retina and face-recognition technology for access throughout the building and into each residence. The 22-story tower will deliver 148 hotel rooms and 83 condo units at 525 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. The sales team sold 70% of residences since launching sales two years ago, Sunshine said. Twenty-five units remain with prices ranging from $2.685 million for a 1,458-square-foot one-bedroom, two-bathroom unit to the 22,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, six-bathroom rooftop penthouse for $35million. The development is anticipated to top off in November and be completed by late 2021. The pandemic caused us, the developers, to stop and rethink the design and make some valuable additions for the lifestyle of the residents. ... We do not call it a response to the pandemic. We call it a new way of living,Ž Sunshine said. The majority of buyers are from the Northeast, with a handful coming from Europe and a few from Mexico, Sunshine said. Most are either entrepreneurs or work in the financial sector. We are finding much greater demand for the larger units, which tells us that these are going to be primary homes. At the beginning, we were selling the smaller, furnished hotel units, which are normally used for vacation homes. The market has dramatically changed,Ž she said. Sales of luxury condos „ with a listing price over $1 million „ wavered since the start of the year. While the number of luxury condo sales is up, most buyers are leaning toward single-family homes. We are definitely competing against singlefamily homes but the advantages is that people want services,Ž Sunshine said. If people can have services with the safety, privacy and exclusivity and the services of the Four Seasons, then they choose it over the single-family homes.Ž FOUR SEASONS HOTEL AND PRIVATE RESIDENCES FORT LAUDERDALE/TNS

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PAGE 2 SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2021 | The Sun | www.yoursun.com ThePreserveFlorida.com844-935-0264 Homes from the $80sModel Center Open 9-5 Daily*Pre-Opening Special $149 per month Floridas Newest 55+ Active Manufactured Home Community12116 Kings Hwy, Lake Suzy *not available on $89,990 homeadno=3789630-1 Annual Rentals€ Englewood Duplex, 1/1 Lanai, Walk to Dearborn .......................................................... $675 mo € Nokomis Duplex, Close to Beach, Inc/water ............................................................... $700 mo € Nokomis Duplex, 2/1, Carport, walk to Nokomis Beach ......................................... $950 mo € Venice Home, 2/2/1, Nice Home, Great Location, Lanai ............................... $1,100 mo € Sorrento East Home 2/2/2, Nice Corner Lot, Screened Lanai ...................................... RENTEDSpecializing In...LET US MANAGE YOUR PROPERTY www.rentalcompanyofvenice.com Since 1991 € 941-484-7644adno=3787158-1 Real estate Open house 03/20/21 FIVE STAR REALTY OPEN HOUSESPlease visit our office across from Fishermens Village for additional information. Saturday, March 20 2100 Via Venice Punta Gorda 11:00 am … 3:00 pm Sunday, March 21 2100 Via Venice Punta Gorda 11:00 am … 3:00 pmFor listing details and photos, visit: www.FiveStarRealt y .com PUNTA GORDAWATERFORD ESTATES SATURDAY, 10AM-1PM 7773 Mikasa Drive 4/2/2$299,900. Chris McMillan 941-628-2602 RE/MAX Anchor of MP Open house RIVER FOREST VILLAGE, Inc. A 55+ GATED COMMUNITY NO PET VILLAGEOPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 3/21 11-2PM 4300 Riverside Drive Punta Gorda, FL 33982 Website riverforestvillage.org Houses for sale SELLING YOUR HOME, CONDO, or LOT?We can help you.Advertise your home, condo, or lot with us and reach over 150,000 readers in Charlotte, Sarasota, & DeSoto Counties and online everyday.Ask about our 30 day special. Call one of our classified experts for all the details at 866-463-1638 Realtors Welcome! Findthe perfect companion inthe Classifieds! Houses for sale BLUE HERON PINES29200 Jones Loop Rd Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Premier Resort Style Amenities. New & Used Homes for Sale Affordable Living 18 Hole Public Golf Course Please Call for an Appt. Today: 888-710-7417 or 941 637-7803 LAKE VIEWSLarge, modern, totally turnkey furnished 2 bed/2 bath/ oversized 3-car garage. Heated pool. Extra-large screened and furnished lanai, plus lower-level patio. Strong seasonal rental history. Could be a great income producer, or your perfect Florida retreat. $229,900. Owner financing possible. 941-769-0200 Houses for sale PORT CHARLOTTE BACK ON MARKET23463 Quasar Blvd Buyer financing fell thru (after property passed inspections and appraisal). Ready for immediate occupancy. If you have that decorator touch and a few buckets of paint, you can turn this neglected 1500 SF 3/2 into one of the nicest homes in a desirable neighborhood on CITY WATER, close to schools. NOT IN FLOOD ZONE! NO HOA! $214,900 As Is. Full-price cash only. Patty Gillespie Remax Anchor 941-875-2755 Condos/villas for sale DEEP CREEK 2BR/2BA furnished, 1st floor condo in much sought after Fairway Villas. Well maintained, ready to move in. New appliances: AC, Washer/ dryer. Lanai overlooks golf course. BY OWNER $132,900. 941-883-4147 PUNTA GORDA DEEP CREEK. Immaculate 2/2+den on Golf Course. Granite, tile, fully furnished turn-key. By Owner. $178,000. 216-299-0828 TO ADVERTISE IN THE SHOWCASE OF HOMES Please Call 866-463-1638 or Email; classifieds@sun-herald.com VENICE Venetian Falls end unit Condo, 2/2, flex room, ceramic tile throughout, screened extended lanai, 2 car garage, 55+ Community, heated pool, fitness center, borders on preserve. $315,000 By Owner. 508-951-7318 VENICECompletely Updated 1/1 + Den, on Golf Course! Tile & Laminate. Pool, Atrium! $ 165,000. 941-220-7677 Duplexes for sale ENGLEWOOD EAST LG. Duplex 2/1 ea. side, Cath. ceilings Exc. rental. $194,500. BY OWNER 941-475-4562 Mobile homes for sale VENICE RANCH Mobile Home Estates BEAUTIFUL LOT RENTAL & 55 + Community. New & Pre-owned Homes No Dogs. Cats Ok Call 941-488-5672 www.VeniceRanch.com " Sail " Your Boat rough Florida`s Largest Classied Section! Manufactured homes for sale ARCADIA VILLAGE COUNTRY CLUB AN ACTIVE 55+ COMMUNITYCome Visit One of Florida`s Best-Kept Secrets, or Take a Drone Tour on Our Website... Call to Schedule an Appoinment For a Tour!!! Ted 800-538-2590 www.arcadiavillage.com NEW 3/2 DOUBLE WIDE Delivered & Set-Up on Your Lot w/ Steps, Air & Skirting! $60,445. + Tax. Prestige Homes, Punta Gorda 941-637-1122 Homes for rent ENGLEWOOD 3/2/2 newer on canal $1925 3/2/shed wood flrs $1300 2/2/cp DPLX in town $1000 West Coast Property Mgmt 941-473-0718 * NEED A RENTAL * Paradise Properties & Rentals, Inc 941-625-RENT Apartments for rentVENICE ISLAND Efficiency1 & 2 br, Call for Details. No Pets, 1 Year Lease 941-416-5757or 323-6466 Efficiencies for rent ENGLEWOOD FURNISHED $470/MO W/ YEAR LEASE. 55+ PARK NO PETS (941)-474-1353 LEAVE MSG. HARBOUR HEIGHTS close to river, newly renovated efficiencies w cable & internet, SunnybrookMotel 941-625-6400 Lots & acreage SELLING YOUR HOME, CONDO, or LOT? We can help you. Advertise your home, condo, or lot with us and reach over 150,000 readers in Charlotte, Sarasota, & DeSoto Counties and online everyday. Ask about our 30 day special. Call one of our classified experts for all the details at 866-463-1638 Realtors Welcome! ABargainHunters Delight Checkthe ClassifiedsFirst! AWhole Marketplaceof Shoppingisrightat your Fingertips! Waterfront lots AREAS BEST LOTS Golf Front & Lake Front5 golf courses, fresh water boatable lake and waterways. Newer neighborhood with all utilities. New Construction on every street. Placida area, 20 min to Bay & Beaches. From only $27,900 to $39,900. HURRY! 941-769-0200 BEST DEVELOPMENT LOT IN ALL OF ENGLEWOOD Directly across from Merchants Crossing Shopping Center on Placida Rd. One arcre (+/-). Currently zoned for office/Medical ComplexŽ Owner can rezone for 8 to 12 townhomes with possible, private, Manasota Key Beach access just 10 minutes away. Water & sewer already on lot and turning lane in place. Possible 3-1/2% owner financing. 941-769-0200

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www.yoursun.com | The Sun | SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2021 PAGE 3 C7434925 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 21287 GERTRUDE AVE #213 $79,900 919 $79,900 3/12/2021 Community 2 2 0 1973 Condominium Cash 86.94 1 D6115950 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 2224 CONWAY BLVD $110,000 897 $100,000 3/12/2021 None 2 1 0 1962 Single Family Residence Cash 122 .63 0.91 D6116190 PUNTA GORDA 33983 25050 SANDHILL BLVD #6 B3 $116,900 868 $113,900 3/12/2021 Community 2 2 0 1989 Condominium Conventio nal 134.68 0.97 131.22 A4491131 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 1041 GUILD ST $118,000 924 $125,000 3/15/2021 None 3 1 1 1985 Single Family Residence Cash 127.71 1.06 C7435955 PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 14320 JAMISON WAY $124,900 800 $120,000 3/10/2021 None 2 1 0 1956 Single Family Residence Cash 15 6.13 0.96 91.95 A4492918 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 3084 KEY LN $129,000 946 $134,000 3/12/2021 None 2 1 0 1959 Single Family Residence Cash 136.36 1 .04 86.56 D6111820 PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 14459 RIVER BEACH DR #210 $134,900 1,150 $130,000 3/10/2021 Community 2 2 0 1986 Condominium Cash 117.3 0.96 113.04 C7438488 PORT CHARLOTTE 33980 3310 LOVELAND BLVD #405 $137,400 1,044 $137,400 3/15/2021 Community 2 2 0 1990 Condominium Conven tional 131.61 1 121.16 D6113704 ENGLEWOOD 34223 1531 PLACIDA RD #10-202 $139,500 1,056 $139,500 3/12/2021 Community 2 2 0 1986 Condominium Conventiona l 132.1 1 108.98 C7439125 PUNTA GORDA 33983 2120 HERON LAKE DR #102 $139,900 996 $139,900 3/12/2021 Community 2 2 0 2006 Condominium Cash 140.46 1 A4490980 PORT CHARLOTTE 33980 3310 LOVELAND BLVD #2502 $140,000 1,044 $142,333 3/12/2021 Community 2 2 0 1991 Condominium Cash 134.1 1.02 136.33 C7437817 NORTH PORT 34287 4323 CHICOPA ST $142,000 681 $137,000 3/10/2021 None 2 1 0 1963 Single Family Residence Conventional 208.52 0.96 131.6 C7438290 PUNTA GORDA 33980 4032 OAKVIEW DR #H5 $143,900 962 $143,900 3/15/2021 Community 2 2 0 1988 Condominium Cash 149.58 1 C7437754 PUNTA GORDA 33955 801 ISLAMORADA BLVD #26C $145,000 1,365 $136,000 3/12/2021 None 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Conventional 106.23 0.94 D6116460 PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 3048 SARGEANT ST $150,000 988 $150,000 3/12/2021 None 2 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Cash 151 .82 1 103.88 D6116220 NORTH PORT 34287 8737 TRIONFO AVE $154,900 864 $154,900 3/10/2021 None 2 1 1 1977 Single Family Residence VA 179.28 1 116.29 W7826847 ENGLEWOOD 34224 6800 PLACIDA RD #291 $156,900 1,092 $150,000 3/11/2021 Community 2 2 0 1989 Condominium Cash 143.68 0. 96 113.64 C7438476 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 172 DEERFIELD AVE NE $159,900 893 $155,000 3/11/2021 Private 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence C ash 179.06 0.97 114.56 C7435931 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 22441 CATHERINE AVE $159,900 1,372 $160,500 3/11/2021 None 3 2 0 1962 Single Family Residence Con ventional 116.55 1 C7433860 NORTH PORT 34287 8941 ABBEY CT $165,000 1,643 $152,000 3/12/2021 None 2 2 0 1968 Single Family Residence Cash 100.43 0 .92 73.68 C7432460 PUNTA GORDA 33950 150 HARBORSIDE AVE #309 $167,900 1,077 $161,000 3/15/2021 Community 2 2 0 1974 Condominium Conventio nal 155.9 0.96 C7436592 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 519 NW SPRING LAKE BLVD NW $169,900 1,191 $175,000 3/11/2021 None 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence Conventional 142.65 1.03 C7437838 PUNTA GORDA 33980 22441 GLEN AVE $170,000 1,234 $170,000 3/12/2021 None 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 137.76 1 80.95 D6113358 ENGLEWOOD 34223 1625 DAVID PL $178,900 934 $178,900 3/15/2021 None 2 1 0 1961 Single Family Residence Conventional 191 .54 1 D6116064 PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 18100 WOLBRETTE CIR $180,000 931 $183,000 3/12/2021 Private 2 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence Ca sh 193.34 1.02 C7432522 PORT CHARLOTTE 33980 5125 MELBOURNE ST #E-103 $180,000 1,759 $175,000 3/11/2021 Community 3 2 1 2005 Condominium Cash 102.33 0.97 A4485939 PUNTA GORDA 33950 4000 BAL HARBOR BLVD #126 $182,500 1,110 $180,000 3/15/2021 Community 2 2 0 1989 Condominium Cash 16 4.41 0.99 C7433178 PUNTA GORDA 33950 25188 MARION AVE #C206 $184,900 1,550 $172,000 3/12/2021 Community 3 2 0 1975 Condominium Convention al 119.29 0.93 110.97 N6113135 NORTH PORT 34287 4564 TOLLEFSON AVE $185,000 1,320 $185,000 3/15/2021 None 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence FHA 140. 15 1 N6113478 PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 19365 WATER OAK DR #301 $186,000 1,207 $170,000 3/11/2021 Community 3 2 0 2004 Condominium Cash 1 54.1 0.91 D6115927 ENGLEWOOD 34223 307 ELDER ST #215 $187,500 1,243 $187,500 3/12/2021 Community 2 2 0 1985 Condominium Cash 150.84 1 98. 43 A4492098 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 5390 COLFAX TER $189,000 1,144 $200,000 3/12/2021 None 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Residence Cash 16 5.21 1.06 121.88 C7438117 PUNTA GORDA 33950 3600 BAL HARBOR BLVD #1C $189,000 1,089 $189,500 3/15/2021 Community 2 2 0 1984 Condominium Cash 173 .55 1 174.01 D6114516 ENGLEWOOD 34224 10513 OCEANSPRAY BLVD $189,000 1,179 $182,000 3/15/2021 None 2 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence Conven tional 160.31 0.96 A4489995 PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 307 BARGER DR $189,900 1,388 $193,400 3/15/2021 None 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 136.82 1.02 88.72 C7438072 PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 22560 TENNYSON AVE $190,000 1,328 $182,500 3/11/2021 None 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence Cash 143.07 0.96 C7438892 PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 17451 REAPER AVE $192,000 1,146 $200,000 3/15/2021 None 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Residence Cash 1 67.54 1.04 111.48 D6115691 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 13456 DRYSDALE AVE $194,900 1,293 $194,000 3/12/2021 None 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence FHA 150.73 1 90.32 C7438018 PUNTA GORDA 33950 2002 BAL HARBOR BLVD #311 $195,000 1,517 $195,500 3/15/2021 Community 3 2 0 2004 Condominium Cash 12 8.54 1 A4490778 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 20136 TAPPAN ZEE DR $199,900 951 $203,500 3/15/2021 Community 2 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence Cash 210.2 1.02 C7438334 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 637 GAINES ST NW $199,900 1,486 $205,000 3/12/2021 None 3 2 1 1990 Single Family Residence Cash 1 34.52 1.03 87.83 A4490106 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 21403 GLENDALE AVE $199,900 1,009 $206,000 3/11/2021 Private 3 1 0 1961 Single Family Residence C onventional 198.12 1.03 124.32 A4488808 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 3101 CRESTWOOD DR $199,900 1,670 $199,000 3/10/2021 None 3 2 0 1959 Single Family Residence FHA 1 19.7 1 D6115015 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 13554 BENNETT DR $199,900 1,052 $197,400 3/15/2021 None 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Conven tional 190.02 0.99 111.15 D6115305 NORTH PORT 34288 1658 BLACKWOOD CIR $209,900 1,187 $211,900 3/12/2021 None 3 2 0 2020 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 176.83 1.01 118.31 C7437996 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 7378 ELLIS LN $210,000 1,500 $192,000 3/12/2021 None 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Cash 140 0.91 A4485932 PORT CHARLOTTE 33980 2408 JAMAICA ST $214,748 1,987 $210,000 3/15/2021 None 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Cash 10 8.08 0.98 85.85 C7438105 PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 4188 JOSEPH ST $215,000 1,678 $205,000 3/11/2021 None 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Cash 128 .13 0.95 86.13 D6115560 PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 14004 WILLOW GLEN CT #209 $215,000 1,327 $215,000 3/11/2021 Community 2 2 0 1994 Condominium Conventional 162.02 1 C7434293 NORTH PORT 34287 1730 YAKUTAT RD $215,000 1,735 $215,000 3/10/2021 None 2 2 0 1996 Single Family Residence Cash 123.92 1 85.08C7438348 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 5516 DAVID BLVD $217,000 1,542 $217,000 3/12/2021 None 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residence Cash 14 0.73 1 98.91 N6112821 ENGLEWOOD 34223 409 ALTA VISTA AVE $219,900 1,536 $219,900 3/10/2021 None 3 1 1 1963 Single Family Residence VA 143.16 1 101.81 C7431582 PUNTA GORDA 33983 26316 HONG KONG RD $219,900 1,690 $230,000 3/10/2021 None 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence Cash 13 0.12 1.05 D6115877 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 6446 THORMAN RD $224,900 1,822 $221,000 3/11/2021 Community 4 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence FH A 123.44 0.98 86.94 C7433611 PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 23530 GARRETT AVE $225,000 1,681 $225,000 3/12/2021 None 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Residence VA 13 3.85 1 97.78 C7438123 PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 3030 YUKON DR $230,000 1,314 $231,000 3/11/2021 None 2 2 0 1974 Single Family Residence Cash 175. 04 1 115.38 C7437634 PUNTA GORDA 33955 17444 BOCA VISTA RD #1001 $232,000 1,979 $232,000 3/12/2021 Community 3 2 0 2006 Condominium Cash 11 7.23 1 C7437457 PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 423 YORKSHIRE ST $234,000 1,365 $239,000 3/12/2021 Private 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence FHA 171.43 1.02 111.42 D6115219 PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 4695 CLUB DR #101 $234,900 1,626 $233,000 3/15/2021 None 2 2 0 2006 Condominium Conventional 144. 46 0.99 A4464795 NORTH PORT 34286 4714 BADALI RD $238,197 1,368 $238,197 3/11/2021 None 3 2 0 2020 Single Family Residence Conventional 174.12 1 134.73 T3258758 NORTH PORT 34288 2947 ABBEVILLE RD $241,804 2,044 $237,804 3/11/2021 None 3 2 0 2020 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 118.3 0.98 94.59 A4482408 NORTH PORT 34286 2603 DALHART AVE $244,000 1,932 $244,000 3/10/2021 None 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Convention al 126.29 1 96.29 T3258767 NORTH PORT 34286 5270 PRIME TER $244,305 2,044 $242,424 3/12/2021 None 4 2 0 2021 Single Family Residence Conventional 119.52 0.99 96.43 C7437715 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 11724 WILLMINGTON BLVD $245,000 1,578 $250,000 3/15/2021 None 3 2 0 2015 Single Family Residence FHA 155.26 1.02 111.96 D6116538 PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 2134 BACKTON ST $249,000 1,370 $255,000 3/12/2021 Private 2 2 0 1971 Single Family Residence Conv entional 181.75 1.02 C7434460 PORT CHARLOTTE 33980 24485 BUCKINGHAM WAY $249,900 1,617 $249,900 3/11/2021 Community 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residen ce Conventional 154.55 1 108.89 C7438709 ENGLEWOOD 34224 1138 SOUTH LN $254,000 720 $235,000 3/12/2021 None 2 1 0 1967 Single Family Residence Conventional 352 .78 0.93 C7437872 NORTH PORT 34287 5401 APPOMATTOX DR $255,000 1,703 $257,500 3/12/2021 None 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence FHA 149. 74 1.01 104.12 D6116001 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 5206 CHANDLER TER $257,900 1,974 $260,000 3/11/2021 Private 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Co nventional 130.65 1.01 92.72 A4490552 NORTH PORT 34288 5316 UTE AVE $259,900 1,437 $263,000 3/11/2021 None 3 2 0 2019 Single Family Residence VA 180.86 1.01 A4488683 NORTH PORT 34286 2569 NELLIE LN $259,900 1,498 $260,000 3/11/2021 None 3 2 0 2020 Single Family Residence FHA 173.5 1 119.82 C7436903 NORTH PORT 34288 4463 ADELAIDE AVE $259,900 1,821 $262,000 3/15/2021 None 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 142.72 1.01 95.52 W7830006 PUNTA GORDA 33982 9082 ACORN BLVD $260,000 2,313 $262,000 3/12/2021 None 4 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence FHA 112.41 1.01 C7438232 NORTH PORT 34286 2020 CARTWRIGHT LN $264,900 1,216 $262,900 3/15/2021 Private 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Cash 217.85 0.99 D6116331 ENGLEWOOD 34223 319 GLADSTONE BLVD $269,900 1,978 $250,000 3/10/2021 None 2 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence Cash 136. 45 0.93 88.94 C7437519 NORTH PORT 34287 12325 ALTA MIRA ST $269,900 2,070 $260,000 3/10/2021 None 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence FHA 130. 39 0.96 96.26 C7433652 PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 22318 PEACHLAND BLVD $269,900 2,401 $260,000 3/12/2021 Private 4 3 0 1994 Single Family Residence Cash 112.41 0.96 O5860016 PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 18659 AYRSHIRE CIR $273,704 2,068 $292,143 3/11/2021 None 3 2 0 2020 Single Family Residence FHA 132.35 1.07 C7436762 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 150 BARRE DR NW $275,000 1,618 $230,000 3/10/2021 Private 2 2 0 1962 Single Family Residence Cash 169.96 0.84 C7434652 PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 470 MADEIRA ST $275,000 1,554 $250,000 3/11/2021 None 2 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 176.96 0.91 C7428503 PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 271 TILLMAN ST $275,100 2,330 $290,100 3/11/2021 None 4 2 0 2020 Single Family Residence VA 118.0 7 1.05 94.62 O5860211 PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 15273 MILLE FIORE BLVD $276,607 1,971 $276,607 3/11/2021 None 3 2 0 2020 Single Family Residence Conventional 140.34 1 C7431528 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 9633 CALUMET BLVD $285,000 1,645 $280,000 3/11/2021 Private 3 2 0 2011 Single Family Residence Ca sh 173.25 0.98 116.91 A4489264 PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 18202 CADILLAC AVE $285,900 1,481 $286,000 3/11/2021 Private 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence C onventional 193.05 1 129.94 C7432973 PUNTA GORDA 33950 3228 WOOD THRUSH DR #123 $289,000 1,448 $285,000 3/12/2021 Community 3 2 0 2004 Condominium Cash 199 .59 0.99 D6116378 ENGLEWOOD 34224 9170 CLEWISTON TER $289,900 1,612 $315,000 3/12/2021 None 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 179.84 1.09 C7437810 PUNTA GORDA 33950 375 COLDEWAY DR #H14 $289,900 1,111 $282,000 3/12/2021 Community 2 2 0 1987 Condominium Conventional 260.94 0.97 253.83 C7437036 PORT CHARLOTTE 33980 4204 RIVER BANK WAY $294,900 2,599 $298,000 3/11/2021 Community 4 3 0 2007 Single Family Residenc e FHA 113.47 1.01 92.06 D6116392 PUNTA GORDA 33950 1031 W RETTA ESPLANADE #134 $298,500 1,404 $281,500 3/10/2021 Private, Com 2 2 0 1989 Condominium Conventional 212.61 0.94 200.5 C7437848 PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 18514 FORT SMITH CIR $299,000 1,396 $278,000 3/10/2021 Private 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Cash 214.18 0.93 166.57 C7427392 PUNTA GORDA 33950 7900 MIKASA DR $299,900 2,006 $292,000 3/12/2021 Community 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Residence Cash 1 49.5 0.97 105.76 D6115547 NORTH PORT 34288 1144 CATHEDALL AVE $310,000 1,389 $295,000 3/15/2021 Private 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Cash 223.18 0.95 C7436788 PUNTA GORDA 33955 12200 MINNESOTA AVE $315,000 2,249 $315,000 3/12/2021 Private 4 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 140.06 1 C7436198 NORTH PORT 34287 2881 LOGSDON ST $319,000 1,849 $319,000 3/15/2021 None 3 2 0 2021 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 172.53 1 120.65 C7434521 NORTH PORT 34288 7816 VETERANS PKWY $319,000 2,120 $315,000 3/12/2021 Private 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 1 50.47 0.99 C7435796 PUNTA GORDA 33950 10024 WINDING RIVER RD $325,000 3,328 $320,000 3/11/2021 None 4 3 0 2007 Single Family Residence Con ventional 97.66 0.98 77.16 D6115760 ENGLEWOOD 34223 6005 N BEACH RD #5 $328,500 1,188 $314,000 3/11/2021 Community 2 2 1 1974 Condominium Conventional 276 .52 0.96 264.31 D6116362 ENGLEWOOD 34223 466 TOMOKA DR $330,000 1,769 $340,250 3/15/2021 Community 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Residence Cash 186. 55 1.03 134.38 D6115783 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 9494 ATHEL DR $339,900 2,557 $341,000 3/12/2021 None 4 2 0 2019 Single Family Residence FHA 132.9 3 1 105.97 C7431581 PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 82 HARBOR BLVD $339,900 1,840 $339,900 3/10/2021 None 3 2 0 2020 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 184.73 1 120.11 D6116065 PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 15082 GULISTAN AVE $349,000 2,680 $345,000 3/11/2021 Private 4 3 0 1992 Single Family Residence C onventional 130.22 0.99 C7435773 PUNTA GORDA 33950 3800 BAL HARBOR BLVD #512 $349,000 2,224 $339,000 3/15/2021 Community 3 2 1 1993 Condominium Cash 15 6.92 0.97 C7438029 PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 429 DELANEY ST $349,900 2,043 $380,000 3/15/2021 Private 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 171.27 1.09 C7437972 NORTH PORT 34287 3880 PINSTAR TER $350,000 2,494 $344,000 3/15/2021 Private 4 4 0 1987 Single Family Residence Convent ional 140.34 0.98 105.33 C7438014 NORTH PORT 34286 1232 MARILYN LN $355,000 2,198 $355,000 3/12/2021 Private 3 2 1 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 161 .51 1 121.53 N6112647 PORT CHARLOTTE 33980 24280 RIVERFRONT DR $359,900 3,252 $350,000 3/12/2021 Communit y 3 3 1 2007 Sin g le Famil y Residence VA 110.67 0.97 ML# CITY ZIP CODE ADDRESS LIST PRICE AREA SOLD PRICE SOLD DATE POOL BE FB HB BUILT PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS LP/SQFT SP/LP LP/SQFTCHARLOTTE COUNTY/NORTH PORT TRANSFERSCOURTESY OF PUNTA GORDA, PORT CHARLOTTE, NORTH PORT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS PROPERTY TRANSFERS

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PAGE 4 SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2021 | The Sun | www.yoursun.com ML# CITY ZIP CODE ADDRESS LIST PRICE AREA SOLD PRICE SOLD DATE POOL BE FB HB BUILT PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS LP/SQFT SP/LP LP/SQFT PROPERTY TRANSFERS CONTINUEDML# ADDRESS CITY ZIP LEGAL SUBDIVISION NAME SQFT PRICE BE FB HB BUILT POOL PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS CLOSE LP/SQFT SP/SQFT SP/LPENGLEWOOD TRANSFERSCOURTESY OF ENGLEWOOD AREA BOARD OF REALTORS D6107792 5820 GASPARILLA RD Unit#Slip 44 BOCA GRANDE 33921 GULF SHORES NORTH $70,000 1981 None Dock-Rackominium Cash 3/8/2021 0.71 N6113528 1475 FLAMINGO DR Unit#135 ENGLEWOOD 34224 HOLIDAY TRAVEL PARK ENGLEWOOD 577 $72,000 1 1 0 1980 Community Mobile Home Cash 3/11/2021 $124.78 $124.78 1 D6111822 6767 SAN CASA DR Unit#96 ENGLEWOOD 34224 OYSTER CREEK MHP 408 $95,000 1 1 0 2000 None Mobile Home Cash 3/10/2021 $244.85 $232.84 0.95 D6114730 21 TURTLE BAY CIR ENGLEWOOD 34224 OYSTER CREEK MHP 530 $114,500 1 1 0 1983 None Mobile Home Cash 3/8/2021 $216.04 $2 16.04 1 D6113704 1531 PLACIDA RD Unit#10-202 ENGLEWOOD 34223 PALM MANOR PH 03 1,056 $139,500 2 2 0 1986 Community Condominium Conventional 3/12/2021 $132.10 $132.10 1 D6115734 6600 GASPARILLA PINES BLVD ENGLEWOOD 34224 GOLDEN TEE PH 01 BLDG 14 932 $140,000 2 2 0 1991 Community Condominium Conventional 3/8/2021 $155.58 $150.21 0.97 D6114510 806 MANCHESTER CT ENGLEWOOD 34223 TANGERINE WOODS 1,344 $160,000 2 2 0 1986 Community Manufactured Home Cash 3/8/2021 $116.82 $119.05 1.02 D6114671 629 FOXWOOD BLVD ENGLEWOOD 34223 FOXWOOD 1,102 $172,000 2 2 0 1987 Community Villa Cash 3/12/2021 $161.07 $156.08 0 .97 D6115927 307 ELDER ST Unit#215 ENGLEWOOD 34223 FOXWOOD 1,243 $187,500 2 2 0 1985 Community Condominium Cash 3/12/2021 $150.84 $150.84 1 D6111641 28 CADDY RD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA W OAKLAND HILLS 1,287 $195,000 3 2 0 1984 None Single Family Residence Conventional 3/9/2021 $155.40 $151.52 0.98 D6114917 9200 LITTLE GASPARILLA IS PLACIDA 33946 PLACIDA BEACH PH 02 BLDG 03 786 $200,000 1 1 0 1986 Private, Com Condominium Cash 3/11/2021 $265.90 $254.45 0.96 A4462615 191 JADE ST ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA LAKES 1,550 $204,940 3 2 0 2021 None Single Family Residence VA 3/13/2021 $130 .96 $132.22 1.01 D6115688 10168 WILLOWOOD AVE ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 1,528 $212,000 2 2 0 1991 None Single Family Residence Con ventional 3/9/2021 $147.19 $138.74 0.94 N6112821 409 ALTA VISTA AVE ENGLEWOOD 34223 BRUCEWOOD 1ST ADD TO 1,536 $219,900 3 1 1 1963 None Single Family Residence VA 3/1 0/2021 $143.16 $143.16 1 D6114021 7317 HART ST ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 1,081 $227,000 3 2 0 2020 None Single Family Residence VA 3/8/202 1 $219.70 $209.99 0.96 C7438709 1138 SOUTH LN ENGLEWOOD 34224 SUNCOAST GARDENS 720 $235,000 2 1 0 1967 None Single Family Residence Conventional 3/12 /2021 $352.78 $326.39 0.93 C7438824 67 MARKER RD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA W L ONG MEADOW 1,352 $240,000 3 2 0 1995 None Single Family Residence Cash 3/12/2021 $173.82 $177.51 1.02 D6116335 421 SUNSET RD N ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA HEIGHTS 1,653 $245,000 3 2 0 2019 None Single Family Residence Cash 3/8/20 21 $151.18 $148.22 0.98 D6116086 11413 OCEANSPRAY BLVD ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 065 1,323 $245,000 3 2 0 2006 None Single Family Residence C ash 3/9/2021 $188.89 $185.19 0.98 D6116331 319 GLADSTONE BLVD ENGLEWOOD 34223 ENGLEWOOD ISLES SUB 1,978 $250,000 2 2 0 1981 None Single Family Residence Cash 3/ 10/2021 $136.45 $126.39 0.93 D6114706 571 OLIVE ST ENGLEWOOD 34223 HARTER SUB 1,250 $250,000 4 2 0 1948 None Single Family Residence Conventional 3/8/2021 $212.00 $200 0.94 D6115834 1285 GULF BLVD Unit#7 ENGLEWOOD 34223 HOLIDAY CONDO 754 $252,500 2 1 0 1981 None Condominium Conventional 3/9/2021 $3 38.20 $334.88 0.99 D6115760 6005 N BEACH RD Unit#5 ENGLEWOOD 34223 OAKWATER COVE CONDO 1,188 $314,000 2 2 1 1974 Community Condominium Convention al 3/11/2021 $276.52 $264.31 0.96 D6116378 9170 CLEWISTON TER ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 069 1,612 $315,000 3 2 0 2008 None Single Family Residence Conv entional 3/12/2021 $179.84 $195.41 1.09 N6113392 1 PINEHURST RD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA W PINEHURST 1,962 $317,000 3 2 0 1993 Private Single Family Residence Conve ntional 3/12/2021 $158.00 $161.57 1.02 C7438714 55 FAIRWAY RD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA W PINEHURST 1,723 $320,000 3 2 0 1990 Private Single Family Residence VA 3/1 2/2021 $190.95 $185.72 0.97 D6116147 8284 HARBORSIDE CIR ENGLEWOOD 34224 CAPE HAZE MARINA VILLAGE PH 01 1,735 $355,000 3 3 0 1998 Community Townhouse Conventional 3/8/2021 $207.49 $204.61 0.99 D6116172 9 SPORTSMAN TER ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA W BROADMOOR 2,266 $360,000 3 2 0 1995 Private Single Family Residence Conv entional 3/10/2021 $156.66 $158.87 1.01 A4488283 349 GLADSTONE BLVD ENGLEWOOD 34223 ENGLEWOOD ISLES SUB 1,742 $375,000 3 2 0 2021 None Single Family Residence Convent ional 3/12/2021 $223.31 $215.27 0.96 J924090 10435 PILOTHOUSE CIR Unit#126 PLACIDA 33946 LANDINGS CORAL CRK 2,275 $395,900 3 3 0 2021 Community Townhouse Conventional 3/10/2021 $174.02 $174.02 1 D6115804 2955 N BEACH RD Unit#B714 ENGLEWOOD 34223 TAMARIND GULF & BAY BLDG B-7 1,185 $399,000 2 2 0 1981 Community Condominium Cash 3/10/2021 $345.99 $336.71 0.97 A4486215 2320 ALAMANDER AVE ENGLEWOOD 34223 MANASOTA LAND & TIMBER CO 2,944 $440,000 4 4 0 1981 None Single Family Residence Conventional 3/8/2021 $159.61 $149.46 0.94 D6115813 8824 CONCH AVE PLACIDA 33946 CORAL CAYE 1,989 $460,000 3 2 1 2016 Community Single Family Residence Cash 3/10/2021 $2 40.82 $231.27 0.96 D6115068 7518 PALM ISLAND DR S Unit#1213 PLACIDA 33946 P ALM ISLAND VILLAGE BLDG 02 1,232 $475,000 2 2 0 1984 Community Condominium Cash 3/11/2021 $385.55 $385.55 1 C7438392 730 MORNINGSIDE DR ENGLEWOOD 34223 ENGLEWOOD GARDENS 2,283 $505,000 4 3 0 1972 None Single Family Residence Cash 3/8/ 2021 $229.96 $221.20 0.96 A4486251 10851 TROPHY DR ENGLEWOOD 34223 BOCA ROYALE PH 2 & 3 2,237 $510,000 3 2 1 2015 Private, Com Single Family Residence C onventional 3/12/2021 $227.98 $227.98 1 N6111933 71 PINEHURST CT ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST PINEHURST 3,409 $536,500 3 3 1 2004 Private Single Family Residence C ash 3/8/2021 $164.18 $157.38 0.96 D6113135 340 OAKWOOD CIR ENGLEWOOD 34223 ENGLEWOOD ISLES SUB 2,044 $580,000 3 2 0 1984 Private Single Family Residence VA 3/8/ 2021 $293.05 $283.76 0.97 D6113693 1724 GRANDE PARK DR ENGLEWOOD 34223 BOCA ROYALE 3,370 $595,000 3 3 1 2006 Private Single Family Residence Conventiona l 3/9/2021 $180.98 $176.56 0.98 J923238 9818 LITTLE GASPARILLA IS PLACIDA 33946 GASPARILLA ESTATES 784 $630,000 2 1 0 1985 None Single Family Residence Conven tional 3/12/2021 $803.57 $803.57 1 D6112346 2245 N BEACH RD Unit#304 ENGLEWOOD 34223 SUNRISE POINTE 2,378 $800,000 3 2 1 2006 Community Condominium Cash 3/11/202 1 $357.40 $336.42 0.94 D6117035 11140 HACIENDA DEL MAR BLVD PLACIDA 33946 HACIENDA DEL MAR 2,610 $990,000 3 3 1 2007 Community Condominium Cash 3/9/2021 $379.31 $379.31 1 D6115811 970 PALM AVE Unit#223 BOCA GRANDE 33921 SILVER KING CONDO PH 02 1,765 $1,750,000 3 2 0 1982 Community Condominium Cas h 3/12/2021 $1,048.16 $991.50 0.95 D6110049 204 WATERWAYS AVE BOCA GRANDE 33921 HARBOR DRIVE WATERWAY S 2,830 $2,800,000 5 3 1 1982 Private Single Family Residenc e Cash 3/12/2021 $1,051.24 $989.40 0.94 D6113641 16211 SUNSET PINES CIR BOCA GRANDE 33921 GULF SHORES NORTH 04 4,440 $3,300,000 4 3 1 2015 Private Single Family Resid ence Cash 3/12/2021 $788.29 $743.24 0.94 C7438094 NORTH PORT 34286 2613 BADGER LN $365,000 2,156 $378,000 3/15/2021 Private 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 169.29 1.04 136.71 C7437758 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 1217 ALTON RD $365,000 2,113 $365,000 3/11/2021 Private 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Cash 1 72.74 1 120.34 C7435362 PUNTA GORDA 33950 618 SANTA MARGERITA LN $365,000 1,437 $365,000 3/10/2021 None 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence Cas h 254 1 155.19 D6116300 NORTH PORT 34288 2179 ROANOKE RD $370,000 2,165 $370,000 3/15/2021 Private 3 2 1 2005 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 170.9 1 128.65 C7437833 PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 16460 CHICOPEE AVE $375,000 1,976 $405,000 3/11/2021 Private 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence C onventional 189.78 1.08 134.78 D6114467 ENGLEWOOD 34223 1725 PADRE LN $379,900 2,160 $355,000 3/12/2021 Private 3 2 0 1970 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 175.88 0.93 120.01 A4488283 ENGLEWOOD 34223 349 GLADSTONE BLVD $389,000 1,742 $375,000 3/12/2021 None 3 2 0 2021 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 223.31 0.96 153.63 D6114783 PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 14455 SILVER LAKES CIR $390,000 2,257 $390,000 3/15/2021 Community 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Resid ence Conventional 172.8 1 118.79 A4491020 PUNTA GORDA 33982 16150 PRAIRIE CREEK BLVD $397,000 1,933 $390,000 3/12/2021 None 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence C ash 205.38 0.98 134.81 D6115804 ENGLEWOOD 34223 2955 N BEACH RD #B714 $410,000 1,185 $399,000 3/10/2021 Community 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Cash 345.99 0 .97 298.21 C7437911 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 252 E TARPON BLVD NW $419,000 1,662 $415,000 3/12/2021 Private 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Conventional 252.11 0.99 C7437609 PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 1158 VIRGO DR $424,900 2,177 $425,000 3/10/2021 Private 4 3 0 2005 Single Family Residence Conven tional 195.18 1 111.31 D6113485 ENGLEWOOD 34223 2085 E DOLPHIN DR $429,900 2,026 $425,000 3/15/2021 Private 3 2 1 1977 Single Family Residence Convent ional 212.19 0.99 138.71 A4489919 NORTH PORT 34286 2392 CHYNN AVE $455,900 2,199 $455,000 3/15/2021 Private 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 207.32 1 145.65 T3284739 PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 4186 LIBRARY ST $459,990 2,028 $459,990 3/15/2021 Private 3 2 1 2004 Single Family Residence Conv entional 226.82 1 C7437870 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 8324 BURWELL CIR $469,900 1,833 $461,900 3/11/2021 Private 2 2 1 1995 Single Family Residence Cas h 256.36 0.98 D6116652 PUNTA GORDA 33980 107 NORTHSHORE TER $489,900 2,848 $495,000 3/12/2021 Private 3 2 1 1985 Single Family Residence Cash 172.02 1.01 123.23 C7437770 PUNTA GORDA 33955 7423 S FICUS TREE $495,000 2,827 $495,000 3/11/2021 Private 4 3 1 2004 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 175.1 1 127.12 A4486251 ENGLEWOOD 34223 10851 TROPHY DR $510,000 2,237 $510,000 3/12/2021 Private, Com 3 2 1 2015 Single Family Residence Conv entional 227.98 1 170.28 D6107778 ENGLEWOOD 34223 110 WILHELM DR $524,900 1,040 $645,000 3/15/2021 None 2 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence Conventional 504.71 1.23 317.89 A4482127 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 15376 SPANISH POINT DR $529,999 2,361 $529,999 3/10/2021 None 3 2 1 2021 Single Family Residence Conventional 224.48 1 C7438896 NORTH PORT 34288 4411 GERMANY AVE $550,000 2,250 $550,000 3/12/2021 Private 4 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Cash 24 4.44 1 164.57 C7435489 PUNTA GORDA 33955 442 SCARLET SAGE $575,000 2,472 $560,000 3/12/2021 Private 3 3 1 2015 Single Family Residence VA 232 .61 0.97 185.25 D6105513 ENGLEWOOD 34224 1915 MICHIGAN AVE $599,900 1,675 $575,000 3/15/2021 Private 3 2 0 1960 Single Family Residence Cash 35 8.15 0.96 223.47 C7435990 PUNTA GORDA 33950 211 LIDO DR $615,000 2,132 $615,000 3/10/2021 None 4 3 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 2 88.46 1 C7438043 PUNTA GORDA 33950 2201 MAGDALINA DR $659,000 2,211 $659,000 3/12/2021 Private 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Cash 298.06 1 208.15 C7436437 PUNTA GORDA 33982 5232 BLACKJACK CIR $675,000 3,118 $609,000 3/10/2021 Private 5 3 1 1991 Single Family Residence Cash 216.48 0.9 113.66 C7437165 PUNTA GORDA 33950 329 W GRACE ST $689,000 2,225 $679,000 3/15/2021 None 3 2 1 2016 Single Family Residence Cash 309.66 0.99 186.23 C7435097 PUNTA GORDA 33950 2462 FLORA LN $699,000 2,226 $625,000 3/11/2021 Private 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 314.02 0.89 192.78 C7438242 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 143 OTT CIR $699,900 2,256 $728,000 3/12/2021 Private 3 3 0 2016 Single Family Residence Cash 310 .24 1.04 221.34 A4494112 PUNTA GORDA 33950 520 MARSEILLES CT $710,000 2,194 $710,000 3/15/2021 Private 3 2 1 1999 Single Family Residence Cash 323.61 1 C7436668 PUNTA GORDA 33950 514 PORT BENDRES DR $720,000 2,428 $705,000 3/15/2021 Private 3 2 1 2006 Single Family Residence Con ventional 296.54 0.98 218.88 C7437550 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 15442 AQUA CIR $798,650 2,473 $780,000 3/15/2021 Private 4 2 0 2015 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 322.95 0.98 204.35 N6113338 ENGLEWOOD 34224 1112 ANDREWS ST $799,500 2,615 $865,000 3/15/2021 Private 3 2 2 2002 Single Family Residence Cash 305. 74 1.08 217.72 D6112346 ENGLEWOOD 34223 2245 N BEACH RD #304 $849,900 2,378 $800,000 3/11/2021 Community 3 2 1 2006 Condominium Cash 357.4 0.9 4 C7438089 PUNTA GORDA 33950 3321 GRENADA CT $919,000 2,362 $900,000 3/10/2021 Private 3 2 1 2000 Single Family Residence Cash 38 9.08 0.98 262.01 C7436716 PUNTA GORDA 33950 1252 PARTRIDGE DR $1,200,000 3,556 $1,100,000 3/10/2021 Private 5 5 0 2010 Single Family Residence C ash 337.46 0.92 239.81SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY TRANSFERSCOURTESY OF VENICE AREA BOARD OF REALTORS N6113566 228 LANCER #228 1 1 0 1989 Kings Gate Club Condominium Cash 126.65 1 3/12/2021 $86,500 FALSE A4479604 207 ORANGE GROVE AVE S 2 2 0 1979 Nokomis Manor Natures Park Single Family Residence Conventional 149.14 1.03 3/10/202 1 $139,000 FALSE N6113246 110 VERONA ST S 2 1 0 1961 Venice By Way Single Family Residence Conventional 148.76 1.03 3/10/2021 $144,000 FALSE N6113433 752 WHITE PINE TREE RD #103 2 2 0 1983 Bird Bay Village Condominium Conventional 167.01 1 3/8/2021 $160,500 FALSE N6113787 200 PARK BLVD N #202 1 1 0 1970 Bristol North Condominium Cash 297.83 0.98 3/9/2021 $165,000 FALSE N6113542 794 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #132 2 2 0 1988 Summer Green Condominium Conventional 157.14 1.02 3/11/2021 $176,000 FALSE U8113584 3055 ENGLEWOOD RD 2 1 1 1979 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash 150.75 1.06 3/11/2021 $180,000 TRUE A4487287 9067 STARFISH CIR 2 1 0 1972 Myakka Shores Single Family Residence Conventional 202.87 0.92 3/8/2021 $184,000 FALSE N6112172 201 SILVER LAKE DR #206 2 2 0 1995 Waterside Village Condominium Conventional 150.67 0.97 3/8/2021 $190,000 FALSE N6113386 800 GARDENS EDGE DR #823 2 2 0 2006 Magnolia Park Condominium Conventional 171.66 0.96 3/12/2021 $212,000 FALSE N6113330 4418 CORSO VENETIA BLVD #unit D 3 2 0 2004 Casa Di Amici Condominium Cash 158.35 0.97 3/12/2021 $219,000 FALSE A4490541 210 GLENWOOD AVE 3 2 0 1988 Ogburns T B Add To Town Of Osprey Single Family Residence Cash 187.5 0.98 3/8/2021 $224,995 FALSE D6116222 741 BRADENTON RD 2 2 0 1981 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash 173.61 1 3/11/2021 $225,000 FALSE N6111312 864 SARANAC LAKE DR #206 2 2 0 2005 Waterside Village Condominium Cash 149.01 0.96 3/12/2021 $225,000 FALSE N6113448 276 MALVERN DR 2 2 0 1979 Venice East Single Family Residence Conventional 163.21 1 3/8/2021 $228,000 FALSE N6113734 465 FOXGLOVE RD 2 2 0 1972 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash 191.99 0.96 3/12/2021 $230,000 FALSE N6107632 20 IDLE SANDS DR 2 2 0 1987 Hourglass Lakes Single Family Residence Cash, Conventional 137.77 0.98 3/11/2021 $240,000 FALSE A4491091 621 LIVE OAK ST 3 2 0 1989 Venice Edgewood Single Family Residence Cash 222.54 0.99 3/12/2021 $255,700 FALSE N6113493 137 GOLF CLUB LN 2 2 0 1967 Venice Countr y Club Estates Sin g le Famil y Residence Cash 186.66 1.03 3/9/2021 $257,400 TRUEML# ADDRESS BE FB HB YEAR BUILT SW SUBDIV COMMUNITY NAME PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS SP / SQFT SP / LP CLOSE DATE CLOSE PRICE POO L Y/N

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www.yoursun.com | The Sun | SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2021 PAGE 5 PROPERTY TRANSFERS CONTINUED N6113545 365 PINE TREE RD 2 2 0 1971 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence Conventional 223.28 1.08 3/12/2021 $259,900 TRUE N6113367 120 L PAVIA BLVD #23 3 2 0 2004 Tuscany Lake Condominium Cash 177.23 0.98 3/11/2021 $260,000 FALSE A4489835 903 RAVINIA CIR #903 3 2 0 2005 Ravinia Condominium Cash 182.42 1 3/9/2021 $262,500 FALSE N6113849 5861 MADISON RD 2 2 0 1990 Gulf View Estates Single Family Residence Cash 143.22 0.98 3/8/2021 $280,000 TRUE N6113364 1079 ROBERTA ST 4 2 1 1972 East Gate Terrace Single Family Residence Conventional 198.65 1 3/11/2021 $295,000 TRUE N6113130 138 GRAND OAK CIR 2 2 0 2000 Hidden Lakes Club Single Family Residence Cash 156.99 0.96 3/12/2021 $300,000 FALSE A4485702 625 CROSSFIELD CIR #19 2 2 1 1994 Lynwood Glen Condominium Cash 148.37 0.91 3/8/2021 $300,000 FALSE N6113321 249 LIVORNO WAY 3 2 0 2017 Villages of Milano Single Family Residence Cash 210.56 0.97 3/12/2021 $319,000 FALSE A4489523 323 WOODVALE DR 3 2 0 1992 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Conventional 178.97 0.98 3/12/2021 $320,000 FALSE D6116176 23205 BANBURY WAY #201 2 2 0 2019 Sarasota National Condominium Conventional 181.26 0.99 3/9/2021 $325,000 FALSE N6111919 170 VILLORESI BLVD 2 2 0 2020 Toscana Isles Single Family Residence Conventional 212.28 0.97 3/12/2021 $342,615 FALSE D6115611 566 SOUTHLAND RD 3 2 0 2021 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash 191.35 1 3/12/2021 $345,000 FALSE A4484879 2319 FALCON TRACE LN 3 2 0 1997 Calusa Lakes Single Family Residence Conventional 211.01 1 3/12/2021 $345,000 FALSE A4487237 2092 TIMUCUA TRL 3 2 0 1993 Calusa Lakes Single Family Residence Conventional 187.24 0.99 3/8/2021 $356,500 FALSE N6112281 269 CALMAR WAY 3 2 0 2020 Toscana Isles Single Family Residence Conventional 181.54 0.96 3/12/2021 $360,000 FALSE D6115588 2098 PIAVE LN 3 2 0 2016 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Cash 194.53 1 3/10/2021 $363,000 FALSE N6113125 147 COCO PALM DR 3 2 0 2001 Venice Palms Single Family Residence Conventional 211.37 1.01 3/11/2021 $368,000 TRUE A4487713 9820 WINGOOD DR 3 2 0 2018 Venice East Single Family Residence Conventional 221.09 1 3/10/2021 $369,000 TRUE N6113546 742 GOLF DR 3 2 0 1969 Country Club Estates Single Family Residence Cash 287.94 0.93 3/9/2021 $370,000 FALSE N6113138 1255 TARPON CENTER DR #410 2 2 0 1969 San Marco Condominium Cash, Conventional 430.22 0.97 3/10/2021 $373,000 FALSE N6112553 534 CHEVAL DR 3 2 1 1993 Venice Golf & Country Club Single Family Residence Conventional 135.54 1 3/10/2021 $374,900 F ALSE A4472710 299 TURQUOISE LN 3 2 0 2001 Emerald Woods At Oaks Single Family Residence Conventional 164.3 0.98 3/8/2021 $382,500 FA LSE N6112940 20655 ROMAGNA PL 4 3 0 2014 Gran Paradiso Single Family Residence Conventional 190.12 0.96 3/11/2021 $385,000 FALSE N6113323 308 ALBA ST E 3 3 0 1961 Beach Manor Single Family Residence Conventional 207.45 0.98 3/8/2021 $390,000 FALSE N6113601 19670 QUISTO ST 2 2 0 2014 Islandwalk At The West Villages Single Family Residence Conventional 234.96 1 3/11/2021 $39 9,900 FALSE O5916751 670 SUFFOLK CIR 3 2 0 1980 Mission Valley Single Family Residence Conventional 213.68 1 3/13/2021 $400,000 FALSE A4459800 219 SAINT JAMES PARK 3 3 1 1988 Oaks Single Family Residence Cash 121.21 0.84 3/11/2021 $400,000 TRUE N6112400 524 MARAVIYA BLVD 3 2 0 2020 Toscana Isles Single Family Residence Conventional 199.36 0.98 3/9/2021 $405,500 FALSE N6112994 500 THE ESPLANADE N #405 2 2 0 1968 Gulf Twin Towers Condominium Cash 349.36 0.97 3/11/2021 $407,000 FALSE O5903599 278 DAYLILY BLVD 4 2 1 2020 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Conventional 176.51 0.98 3/11/2021 $408,800 FALSE N6113440 13871 SAYDA ST 2 2 0 2016 Islandwalk At The West Villages Single Family Residence Conventional 228.54 1.03 3/8/2021 $4 10,000 FALSE A4489497 11625 RENAISSANCE BLVD 3 2 0 2018 Renaissance Single Family Residence Cash 257.99 0.97 3/8/2021 $420,000 TRUE A4488510 629 ALHAMBRA RD #402 2 2 0 1974 Valencia Condo Apts Condominium Conventional 327.1 0.93 3/12/2021 $420,000 FALSE A4489838 1325 PINE NEEDLE RD 3 2 0 1979 Pinebrook South Single Family Residence Conventional 226.55 1.02 3/12/2021 $425,000 TRU E N6113806 108 WADING BIRD DR 3 2 0 2003 Blue Heron Pond Single Family Residence Cash 209.27 1 3/12/2021 $429,000 TRUE N6114000 1640 LISCOURT DR 3 2 0 1990 Waterford Single Family Residence Cash 169.92 1.07 3/12/2021 $435,000 TRUE N6113736 13901 MIRANESE STREET 2 2 0 2017 Islandwalk At The West Villages Single Family Residence Conventional 267.26 1 3/8/202 1 $449,000 TRUE D6115763 566 KHYBER LN 3 2 0 1992 Governors Green Single Family Residence Conventional 186.26 1 3/10/2021 $450,000 TRUE A4478458 2092 TOCOBAGA LN 3 2 0 1994 Calusa Lakes Single Family Residence Conventional 216.23 1.01 3/10/2021 $453,000 FALSE N6107367 255 THE ESPLANADE N #205 2 2 0 1973 Gulf Shores Condominium Conventional 350.75 0.98 3/10/2021 $470,000 FALSE A4489496 1820 AMETHYST LN 3 2 0 2002 Emerald Woods At Oaks Single Family Residence Conventional 236.79 0.95 3/12/2021 $475,000 TRUE N6113674 13895 VANCANZA DR 4 2 0 2018 Gran Paradiso Single Family Residence Cash 213.24 0.98 3/10/2021 $480,000 FALSE N6113633 760 FRINGED ORCHID TRL 3 2 0 2001 The Lakes Of Jacaranda Single Family Residence Cash 234.18 0.98 3/12/2021 $481,000 T RUE N6113864 11833 GRANITE WOODS LOOP 4 3 0 2006 Stoneybrook At Venice Single Family Residence Cash 215.56 1 3/12/2021 $485,000 FAL SE N6113377 1585 TARPON CENTER DR #26 2 2 0 1974 Jetty Villas Condominium Cash, Conventional 438.28 1.01 3/10/2021 $490,000 FALSE C7436523 1057 BLUFFWOOD DR 4 3 0 2016 Calusa Park Single Family Residence Conventional 156.35 1 3/8/2021 $494,700 FALSE N6113645 20720 GRANLAGO DR 4 2 0 2017 Gran Paradiso Single Family Residence VA 222.12 1 3/12/2021 $500,000 FALSE A4478859 124 DAYLILY BLVD 3 2 1 2020 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Conventional 197.47 0.96 3/8/2021 $512,621 FALSE N6113558 169 MONTELLUNA DR 3 2 0 2004 Venetian Golf And River Club Single Family Residence Cash 227.57 1 3/12/2021 $515,000 TRU E A4484546 12 BISHOPS COURT RD 3 3 1 1996 The Oaks Single Family Residence Conventional 185.42 0.99 3/10/2021 $590,000 TRUE N6113284 616 ARMADA RD N 3 2 0 1965 Venice Gulf View Single Family Residence Conventional 295.55 0.96 3/8/2021 $657,000 FALSE N6113873 23467 WAVERLY CIR 3 4 0 2020 Sarasota National Single Family Residence Cash 249.55 1 3/12/2021 $700,000 TRUE N6112676 416 PENSACOLA RD 2 2 0 2012 Venezia Park Single Family Residence Cash 446.11 0.98 3/10/2021 $745,000 FALSE A4487059 393 N POINT RD #501 3 2 1 2001 Meridian At The Oaks Preserve Condominium Cash 305.32 0.99 3/8/2021 $792,000 FALSE N6113511 817 MADRID AVE 3 2 1 1953 Venice Gulf View Single Family Residence Cash 422.28 0.99 3/9/2021 $815,000 TRUE A4488151 1024 BAYSHORE RD 3 2 1 2004 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Cash, Conventional 337.15 0.87 3/12/2021 $825,000 T RUE A4489981 281 OSPREY POINT DR 3 3 0 1998 Oaks Single Family Residence Conventional 275.71 1 3/12/2021 $925,000 TRUE A4490891 404 SORRENTO DR 3 2 0 1977 Sorrento Shores Single Family Residence Private 405.94 1 3/12/2021 $949,900 TRUE N6113770 308 SUNRISE DR 3 2 0 1956 Nokomis Single Family Residence Cash 518.08 1.07 3/12/2021 $960,000 FALSE A4447540 398 MACEWEN DR 4 5 1 1998 Oaks Single Family Residence Cash 216.11 0.97 3/10/2021 $1,025,000 TRUE A4478203 689 EAGLE WATCH LN 4 3 1 1991 The Oaks Single Family Residence Cash 238.19 1 3/10/2021 $1,185,000 TRUE A4485901 449 S CREEK DR 4 5 0 1979 South Creek Single Family Residence Conventional 456.68 0.92 3/9/2021 $1,655,000 TRUE A4478049 3881 CASEY KEY RD 4 5 0 1977 Not A pp licable Sin g le Famil y Residence Cash 1114.59 0.95 3/10/2021 $2,850,000 FALSEML# ADDRESS BE FB HB YEAR BUILT SW SUBDIV COMMUNITY NAME PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS SP / SQFT SP / LP CLOSE DATE CLOSE PRICE POO L Y/N Do you know whats on TV tonight? 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D21104SALE$32,999NEW 2021 BIG HORN QUAD CAB 0% X 84 months in lieu of incentivesMSRP $29,330 SAVE $5,331 MSRP $25,655 SAVE $5,6560% X 60 Months in lieu of incentives 0% X 72 Months in lieu of IncentivesMSRP $37,035 SAVE $7,036 NEW 2021 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO E3.6L V-6 w/8-Speed Auto, Blind Spot/Cross Path Detection, ParkView Rear Camera, Park Assist w/Stop, Voice Command w/Bluetooth, Power Seat/W/L/M, Fog Lamps, Keyless Enter & GO, 18Ž Aluminum Wheels and much more. Price includes “ nance bonus, must “ nance w/Chrysler. J21411SALE$29,889 Americas Most Awarded SUVMSRP $35,890 SAVE $6,0010% X 36 month on all WranglersBest Resale Value Award … KBB The Origin of CoolMSRP $40,810 SAVE $7,811 2019-2020-2021 Motor Trend Truck of the YearŽ M. 5.7L HEMI eTorque, V-8 w/8-Speed Auto, Power Ventilated/Heated Leather Bucket Seats, Blind Spot/Cross Path Detect, Sport Appearance Pkg, ParkView® Camera, Collision Warning Plus, Front & Rear Park Assist w/Stop, Price includes “ nance bonus, must “ nance w/ Chrysler. D21117 SALE$49,999NEW 2021 RAM 1500 LARAMIE CREW CAB SPORT APPEARANCE0% X 72 months in lieu of incentives0% X 84 months in lieu of incentives 0% X 72 Months in lieu of incentives3.6L V-6 w/8-Speed Auto, Power Seat/W/L/M, Keyless Entry, Remote Start, 20Ž Alum Wheels, Fog Lamps, ParkView Camera, Park Assist, Voice Command w/Bluetooth, Push Button Start, Google Android/ Apple CarPlay & more. Price includes “ nance bonus, must “ nance w/Chrysler. D20367NEW 2020 DODGE CHALLENGER GT SALE$25,799MSRP $32,879 SAVE $7,006 0% X 72 Months in lieu of incentives 0% X 84 Months in lieu of incentivesMSRP $28,305 SAVE $8,3060% X 72 Months in lieu of incentivesNEW 2021 JEEP GLADIATOR SPORT 4X4 3.6L V-6, Command-Trac 4WD System, Sun-Rider Convertible Top, Integrated Voice Command w/Bluetooth, Push Button Start, Parkview Rear Camera, Fog Lamps, Heavy Duty Dana Front and Rear Axles, Speed Control, Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel, Skid Plates and much more. J21167 SALE$32,999Or LEASE for $39936mo/10K per year* $1,895 total due at signing includes everything (tax, tag, all fees & 1st payment). North America Truck of the Year 2019 JEEP CHEROKEE LATITUDE EDITIONThis vehicle was one of our meticulously maintained service loaners. Only 18,640 miles. Certi ed Factory warranty coverage until July 2026 or 81,362 more miles. 60265P SALE $16,988 2018 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED SAHARA 4DROnly 13,495 miles, Sold new and serviced by us. Certi ed Factory Warranty coverage until December 2025. J21260A SALE $39,999 2018 DODGE CHARGER HELLCATOnly 22,173 miles and it is in excellent condition. . Certi ed Factory Warranty Coverage until July 2025 or 77,827 miles. D21178A SALE $57,988 2019 CHRYSLER PACIFICA HYBRID TOURING PLUSOnly 12,676 miles on this like new hybrid minivan. Certi ed Factory Warrant coverage until August 2026. C2117A SALE $29,999 JEEP WAVE, Free Maintenance adno=3786599-1

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PAGE 2 SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2021 | The Sun | www.yoursun.com Employment Services PROFESSIONAL RESUMES A PHONE CALL CAN DO IT ALL CHARLOTTE & SARASOTA CO. Call for DETAILS 941-214-5257 Professional BOOKKEEPER , Financials, Payroll, Construction a plus. DFWP, Benefits, Boca Grande Custom Home builder. Send Resume to email@shbfl.comCOORDINATOR, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (FT) Application review begins 4/4/21. For details and to apply visithttp://sfsc.interviewexchange.com863-784-7132 EA/EO Clerical/office GENERAL OFFICE DUTIES & PARTS COUNTER, Bookkeeping, Quickbook Knowledge. Apply in Person: Roys Trailer Country 2851 Taylor Rd., Punta Gorda IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR CLEANING PERSON. New Homes, Full Time/Part Time. Only Local Quailified Person Need Call. 844-935-0264 Medical $3000 Sign on BONUS For Full Time Nursing Positions!NEW PREMIUM RATE LPN/RN WEEKENDS FT OPENINGS C.N.A.Apply:solarishealthcare.vikus.net CAREGIVER NEEDED Pt. Charl. Private home various shifts Call 941-629-0872 CNAS, HHAS AND CAREGIVERS Find New Clients by Advertising Your Services in the Senior Directory Every Wednesday in The Sun Newspapers. This Feature Publishes in Charlotte, Sarasota, and Desoto Counties. Market Yourself Reach 150,000 Readers! Call 941-429-3110 for more information CARING FOR OUR HEROESDOUGLAS T. JACOBSONSTATE VETERANS HOMESenior RN Supervisor Senior LPN Senior CNA CNA/Therapy Aide & OPS Food Control Specialist Food Support Worker & OPSExcellent Benefits, Vacation Leave Tammy Hoyt 941-613-0919 X 2006Online:https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com FT VETERINARIAN ASSIST/ RECEPTIONIST. MUST have Experience in a Vet`s Office. Call Dr. Myers. 941-625-9900 Mon Fri 8am-5pm www.HorizonTechInstitute.comADVANCE YOUR CAREERŽ Licensed & Accredited School Murdock Town Center on 41 1032 Tamiami Tr Unit 3 PHLEBOTOMY, EKG, LPN-wkds, CNA, Med. Asst. Classes APRIL 5TH 2021 YOU can become a LPN within 11 months. Enrollment ongoing. Start Working In 2-5 wks! Classes Start Each Month Call For Class Dates Nursing Assistant (120hrs) Home Health Aide (75hrs) Phlebotomy Tech (165hrs) EKG Tech (165hrs) Patient Care Tech (600hrs) Job Assist. & Pymt. Plans Call Now to Register! 941-889-7506 Restaurant/hotel BREAKFAST COOK & KITCHEN HELP Needed FT/PT Apply in Person Winks Old Town Grill 451 S. Indiana Ave, Engl Skilled trades JELD-WEN WINDOWS & DOORS VENICE FLORIDAPRODUCTION ASSOCIATEALL SHIFTSStarting Hourly Wage $15.55 High School Diploma or GED, Higher Education a plus, Good Work History, and Attention to detail. EOE/Drug-Free Workplace Send Resumes to: pmackenzie@jeldwen.com or Apply on Indeed (no in person applications acce p ted at this time ) PAINTEREXPERIENCED Must Have own Tools & Valid DL. Pay based on experience. Apply in person: 4271 James Street, Port Charlotte 33980. 941-743-7166 SHOP TECHNICIAN for Busy Trailer Store. General Mechanical skills & welding a plus. Apply: Roys Trailer Country 2851 Taylor Rd. 941-575-2214 WESTCOAST ELECTRIC SERVICES A large Commercial Contractor is NOW HIRING for: Commercial Electrical Helpers & Electricians. We offer an apprenticeship program. Great Benefits & Competitive Pay. Please Submit your resume to: Jenny@westcoastelectricfl. com or Call 941-429-4900 Sales SECRETARIAL Part-time/Fulltime, Real Estate Sales entry level no license necessary to apply. For interview, Call Mr. E at 201-953-1309. General ASSISTANT DISTRICT MANAGERSSUN NEWSPAPERSThe Sun is currently seeking part-time Assistant District Managers in our Circulation Department. Our Assistant District Managers work directly with an independent contractor network to manage home delivery and customer relations. Responsibilities include contractor recruitment and orienting, meeting established service goals, resolving service errors, managing contractor draw and insuring customer satisfaction. Must be able to work early mornings hours, weekends and holidays in an office/ warehouse environment and outdoors in various temperatures and weather conditions. Requires valid Florida drivers license and insurance. Must have reliable transportation to perform daily job responsibilities. Opportunities available in Charlotte/Punta Gorda and North Port. 25-30 hours per week. Starting pay $14-$15/ hr. Phone allowance, mileage reimbursement. EOE, Drug free workplace Pre-employment drug testing required E-mail: Brian.Franz@yoursun.com Please no p hone calls CARRIERS NEEDED The Venice Gondolier Sun is now taking applications for carriers in Venice and surrounding areas. Must have dependable vehicle, a valid Florida Drivers License and proof of insurance. APPLY IN PERSON: 200 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 No Phone Calls Please. DRIVER, FISH CUTTER & WAREHOUSE PERSONfor Local Seafood Company. Excellent PAY!!! 941-380-9212 FUNDRAISERS NEEDED P/T for Veterans Outreach. Must have love for veterans, drivers license and be able to drive up 30 miles one way to fundraise. $8.65/hr + bonuses based on fundraising. E-Mail ehenry@veteransoutreach. org or call 724-991-7893 General ENTRY LEVEL POSITION FOR PRINTING AT THE VENICE GONDOLIER We are currently seeking a full time entry level manufacturing position. This position includes the opportunity to learn the printing process from the entry level position and advance in a progressive environment. In this position you will assist in the creation of various well known newspapers and other related products on our Press. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES€Remove product from the end of the printing press or finishing machine. €Move skids of product with a hand jack Comply with all quality, safety and work rules and regulations.€Day and Evening shifts available.€Qualifications Effectively communicate with other members of the staff.€Assist other crew members with various duties including webbing up of the press and/or special handwork in order to meet customer requests.€Follow all clean-up and housekeeping procedures.€The ability to take stacks (average 10-30 lbs) using repetitive hand/wrist movement, off of the end of a machine (2-4 feet high) and stack product on skids from floor level to 5 feet high using repetitive bending and twisting.€The ability to remove skids (weighing up to 2400 lbs) by using a pallet jack The ability to use a computer.€At least 18-years of age or older€Ability to work well in a team environment€Ability to follow instructions and work independently€The ability to read and write; possess good verbal and written comprehension. Please call Jon at 941 207 1411 for an interview MAILROOMTHE CHARLOTTE SUN NEWSPAPER Part-time positions available. No Experience necessary. Be able to lift at least 20 lbs., willing to train Late afternoons & evenings. E-mail to: mblubaugh@ suncoastpress.com Please, NO Phone Calls We are a drug free workplace Pre-employment drug testing re q uired PAGE DESIGNER The Daily Sun is looking for part-time or full-time layout/ design help. InDesign experience is helpful. Job involves early evenings and weekend hours. We will train the right person. Send resume to nathan.lane@yoursun.com. Please, NO p hone calls. ROLL TENDERTHE SUN NEWSPAPERS Part-time position training on the press to load paper, fill ink and general housekeeping. Able to lift 50+ pounds. Advancement available for motivated candidate. The position available is night shift and will include working weekends. Interested candidates send your resume to: Robin Marotta Production Manager at rmarotta@ suncoastpress.com We are a drug free workplace Pre-employment drug testing re q uired General SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Punta Gorda, Pt Charlotte, North Port, Venice) BUSINESS IS GOOD! WE`RE ALSO LOOKING FOR A SALES MANAGER! LOOKING FOR A PART-TIME JOB? Make $1,000. $1,500. and Up in Your Spare Time. Weekends a Plus. Kiosk Sales No Experience Necessary Full Training Provided Cell Phone Required Our Team is Growing Not Laying Off. We Work in Retail Locations, Events and Shows Where Customers Come to Us. KIOSK SALES Working with Sun Newspapers. Reply to: hiring.now@amgincusa.com or Call 941-786-7676 Please Include Phone Number Where You Can be Reached For an Interview. A Resume Would be a plus! SIMPLE EASY GOOD MONEY Notices Announcements NEED TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD? FREE MERCHANDISE ADS! WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE! To Place a FREE Merchandise Ad please go to: yoursun.com/classifieds and click Place an AdŽ New users will need to register with their email address & create a password FREE ads are for Merchandise UNDER $500, The ad must be placed online by you. One item per ad. Ad must be 3 lines or less and the price must appear in the ad. Pets, plants, trees, fruits, vegetables, flowers, firearms and firearm accessories are excluded from this offer. Your ad will appear online for 7 days and will show in print Wednesday through Sunday. LIMIT 5 FREE ADS PER WEEK Enter Your Classified Ad 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week. Bible study & churches BEGIN YOUR DAY IN BIBLE STUDY Christ the King Lutheran Church, 23456 Olean Blvd. Tuesdays 10AM-11AM. For more info 941-766-9357 Port Charlotte CALVARY BIBLE CHURCH 1936 E. Venice Ave. Venice Friday at 9am. Study features video teachings of noted Bible Scholars on various subjects. For more info. Call Rev. Jones at: 941-485-7070 or visit www.CBCVenice.com CHARLOTTE COUNTY HOUSE OF PRAYER Night Watch Fridays 7pm-9pm Worship-Word-Prayer One River-One Stream 1435 Collingswood Blvd Unit C Port Charlotte 941 249-8946 Check us out on Facebook COMMUNITY CENTER 4PM 7PM each Wednesday. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 23456 Olean Blvd. PC, Open to All Ages. For more info 941-766-9357 FAITH BUILDERS A Basic Study to Build your Christian Faith. Call Pastor Gumm at Christ the King Lutheran Church for times. 941-766-9357 Port Charlotte FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH 4005 Palm Drive, Punta Gorda Various Days & Times Confirmation/Bible Study Adult Infomational Class 941-639-6309 GATEWAY WORSHIP PRAYER & Healing Rooms If you need healing, we want to pray with you! Our prayer teams are available to minister to you every Thursday 7:30 pm-8:30 pm. For information call 863-832-4418 5377 Dunkin Rd., Punta Gorda 33982 Jesus Still Heals Today! New Season Full Gospel invites you to meet with us every Wednesday via Zoom. Log in begins at 6:30pm and service starts at 7pm, live interaction. Worship and fellowship with us Call or text 941-268-3589 for Zoom meeting information. Everyone Welcome. Looking forward to meeting you Pamela Sams UNIQUE AND INFORMATIVE DVD Every Sunday @ 6pm. Disussion After at El Jobean Baptist 941-769-6291 Bible study & churches PASTOR PETER BURNETT . PCI Church Online Invites You to the Weekly Online Teaching with Pastor Peter Every Thursday at 9:00PM. Select a Group on Facebook and Click Join to Attend Online. Email: pburnettmedia@gmail.com for Questions Lost & found LOST PARROT: 9Ž long, green body, gray head and yellow under body. Left foot has 1 raised toe. Vacinity of Pinebrook Way. Call 941-484-3591 LOST: I POD: in Venice Gardens on Redwood Rd. & Peppertree. Please call 941-4935986 LOST: KEY FOB Black & silver on Midway/Kings Hwy area. please call 641-330-6544 Exercise classes GULF COAST ACUPUNTURE 151 Center Rd. Wednesdays 5:30pm Thursdays 9:00 am Saturdays 8:30am YOGA for Beginners Proceeds to Venice Wildlife Center Call Rick or Mary 941-488-1769 BusinessServices A N OCCUPATIONAL LLC. may be required by the City and/or County. Please call the appropriate occupational licensing bureau to verify. Aluminum ALL AMERICAN RENOVATIONS Lic & Insured Family owned & operated Specializing in Full Pool cage restoration, rescreening & Painting & Rusty Screw changeouts, painting pool cages, lanais, front entry ways etc... 941-915-3381 Serving Sarasota County Free Estimates PRECISION Aluminum & Remodeling Lanais, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Windows, Doors, Floors. 941-276-8449 Animal removal GOT RATS or other Critters? Call 941-241-1119 or visit SuncoastRats.com Appliance service/repair GARY DRAKE DRYER VENT CLEANING & INSPECTION. 30 yrs. Exp. (941)-889-7596 Auto detailing WE COME TO YOU! Auto Detaling & Boat Detailing. Al`s Auto & Boat Care, LLC 941-740-4172 Lic./Ins. Child care ALL CHILDCARE FACILITIES MUST INCLUDE, WITH ADVERTISEMENT, STATE OR LOCAL AGENCY LICENSE NUMBER. FLORIDA STATE LAW requires all child care centers and day care businesses to register with the State of Florida. The Sun Newspapers will not knowingly accept advertising which is in violation of the law Computer service HAVING TROUBLE NAVIGATING YOUR COMPUTER? Let me help!In home computer Service, repair and training. Sr. Discounts (941)-763-1920 PUNTA GORDA COMPUTERS Computer Repair & Tutoring in your home or office. CALL STACY 941-246-1048 Contractors TEDDY`S HANDYMAN & REMODELING, INC. No Job Too Big or Too Small! (941)-629-4966 Lic./Ins. Serving NP, Charlotte & PG CRC 1327653 Concrete FLORIDA CONCRETE Driveways Sidewalks Additions Residential & Commerical New Construction 941-628-5965 Ins/Lic CG034909 LAZARUS CONCRETE REPAIR Got Cracks? Expert Repairs on Driveways, Patios & Pool Decks! Free Estimates. 941-961-8995 PRO PATH CONCRETE Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks Pads, Free Estimates 941-286-6415 Lic #AAA-11-00081 P l ace A d s! Shop Ads! Call Us! We Want t o HelpYou! Concrete THE CONCRETE GUY 941-716-0872 Driveways, Walkways, Patio All flat work Demo & Removal & permiting. Ch Lic AAA14-100088 LEE 14-02339 SRQ SWC 44 Domestic cleaning service PEACEFUL EASY CLEANING PROFESSIONAL RESIDENTIAL AND OFFICE CLEANING SPECIALIZING IN MOVE IN AND MOVE OUTS. SERVICING ALL OF SARASOTA AND CHARLOTTE COUNTY. (973)-876-6995 Drywall COMPLETE DRYWALL Hang, Finish, Patchwork, All Textures, Popcorn Removal, and Paint. Matt Potter 941-232-8667 Lic.& Ins CRC1328482 DEPENDABLE DRYWALL & REMODELING € Patch Repairs € € New Homes € 941-235-4440 Lic.# SCC131150207 Insured Electrical DRM ELECTRICAL SERVICE, Plug Into Personalized ServiceŽ Electrical, Maintenance, Repairs, Troubleshooting. 941-480-0761 941-366-3646 Handyman/ general repair Carpentry € Painting € € Pressure Washing € Kitchen Bath Updates € € Interior Trim € Home Maintenance € Home Clean-Out & Hauling € Call for Additional Needs. Serving Venice, Nokomis & Osprey 30 Years Exp! 941-928-5448 DAVID J SHEPARD, JR., LLC 30 years in Charlotte County, Remodeling, Wood Rot, Windows & doors, Dry Wall & Stucco Repair, Painting, Convert Lanais into living spaces. 941-627-6954 or 941-456-6953 Lic # RR282811062 JKM HOME MAINTENANCE SERVICE € Painting € Carpentry € Power Washing € Yard Clean-Up € € Drywall Repair € Shelving Call 941-201-6298 Lic./Ins. 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www.yoursun.com | The Sun | SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2021 PAGE 3 Merchandise Lake Suzy garage sales FRI-SAT. 9:00AM-4:00PM 13038 SW Kingsway Cir. Lake Suzy. Quality Items: men/women clothes, books, decor, dishes, scrapbooking, quilting mags, Mask Required Deep Creek garage sales FRI-SAT. 9-2 26045 Luzon Ct. MOVING! Furniture, Garden Tools, Treadmill, Pressure Washer, Generator, Sheets, and many treasures! FRI. 9-3 & SAT. 9-12 37 Pepe Court SALE CANCELLED!! Port Charlotte garage sales FRI-SAT. 8AM-6PM 4420 GARDNER DR. NEIGHBOR SALE! Motorcycles, Bandsaw, Murphy Bed, Patio Pavers, Craft Supplies, Ice Maker, Golf Pull Carts. TOO MUCH TO LIST! Port Charlotte garage sales FRI-SAT. 9-2 504 Dewhurst St. Household goods, patio & misc. furn., scrap booking supplies & more. FRI-SAT. 9AM-2PM First Presbyterian Church 2230 Hariet St. COVID compliant. HUGE YARD SALE … includes 2 estates … furniture & antiques, tea cup collection, records, jewelry, outdoor, tools, patio tables A-Z. THUR-SAT. 8AM-3 PM 22481 Lewiston Ave. Porcelain Dolls, Cake Decorations and supplies, NASCAR, Star Trek and much more! Punta Gorda area garage sales FRI.-SAT. 9AM-2PM 25549 E. Marion Ave. 4 FAMILY! Furn., Tools, Household, Collectables, & MORE! SAT. 8-2 826 W. Virginia Ave. Dont Miss this SALE! Home Decor, some Furniture, and Household items. Punta Gorda area garage sales FRI. 03/19 8AM-12PM & SAT. 03/20 8AM-10AM 1617 Redwing Ct. ESTATE SALE Assisted by the Isles Girls and Guys. (Dir: Rt41 S, to R on Aqui Esta Dr., to L on Bal Harbor Blvd, to L on Redwing Ct.) King BR set, Queen BR set, lamps, TVs, kitchen appliances, kitchen and bake ware, Corning ware, linens, couches, recliners, Dining Rm set, 6 ft wide stained glass window art, roll top desk, grandfather clock, lanai furniture, porch swing, grill, ladders, A.C. Unit, compressor, power and garden tools, shop vac, wheelbarrow, bar fridge, quilting fabric, bread machine, HO Trains, Charcoal Smoker. We follow CDC guidelines. Masks are required. See www.islesgirlsandguys.com for more information. North Port area garage sales FRI-SAT. 9-2PM 6352 OTIS Rd. ESTATE SALE Antiques, Collectibles, Craft goods and much more. North Port area garage sales SAT & SUN. 8AM-2PM 5435 HURLEY AVE . MOVING SALE Furniture Hsehold, clothes, baby items, Everything must go! SAT. 8AM-12PM 4421 Baroda Ave. Two Computers, 34Ž Flat screen TV, Desk, odds and ends. Englewood area garage sales FRI.-SAT. 8AM-1PM 617 Harvard St. Boutique clothing, Juicer, collectibles, golf clubs, TV, Household etc. SAT-SUN. 8-2 97 Warren Ave. DOWNSIZING! Lots o f TOOLS , 2 Area Rugs, furniture, household and much more! Rotonda area garage sales SAT. & SUN. 8AM-4PM 3 MEDALIST RD. (Rot W.) MOVING SALE Garage equip., tools, various outdoor furniture, fishing rods & reels, battery powreed tools & more. S. Gulf Cove area garage sales COMMUNITY GARAGE /CRAFT SALE SAT. ONLY 8AM-1PM, 14859 Ingraham Blvd. S. GULF COVE, 33981 Great variety, Beautiful items, over 5 vendors! Rain or Shine! FRI. 3/19-SAT. 3/20 8-2PM COMMUNITY YARD SALE!! Gardens of Gulf Cove (776 to Coliseum Blvd or Thorman Rd.) Just before Home Depot. S. Venice area garage sales FRI. 3/19 & SAT. 3/20 8-2PM 406 SHAMROCK BLVD VENICE GARDENS CIVIC CTRGIANT RUMMAGE, BAKE AND PLANT SALE TOOLS CLOTHING HOUSEHOLD ETC... PSYCHIC FAIR 2nd & 4th Sat. Every month 10am-3pm TOP READERS $15/15 min ANGEL MINISTRIES 2269 S. Tamiami Trail Venice 941-492-4995 www.angelministriesfl.org Venice area garage sales ANNUAL VILLAS OF CHESTNUT CREEK YARD SALE MULT-FAMILY SATURDAY ONLY 8-NOON. NO EARLY BIRDS! MASKS REQUIRED BAY INDIES CARPORT CRAFT SALE PARKWIDE SATURDAY, MARCH 27TH 9AM TO 1PM 950 RIDGEWOOD AVE, VENICE, FL 34285 MAPS AND SALE LIST AT ENTERANCE Nokomis/Osprey garage sales SUN. 03/21, 8AM-1PM Sarasota Trap, Skeet & Clays Pavillion, 3445 Rustic Rd. SPORTSMANS GARAGE SALE Home & commercial improvement HOME XPRTS for all your Home Improvement and Handyman needs. Call 941-468-4792 Lic#CGC1515724 J & J HANDYMANPainting, Pressure Washing & Much More! Over 40 Years Experience & Satisified Customers Service with YOU in Mind. Reasonable, Reliable & Honest. Serving Englewood, Venice & Sarasota Areas Larger or Smaller Projects, Commercial & Residential licensed & fully insured Call Joe Chiminiello (941) 525-7967 NEED IT FIXED? MR. FIX IT MAN WE FIX IT! WE BUILD IT! WE REPAIR IT! 941-587-3044 OCEAN AIR CONDITIONING of SWFL Inc. Proudly in business since 1978. Prompt & Courteous service on all brands! We offer LENNOX, BOSCH and others! Call Today for your FREE quote! 941-625-8900 PRECISION LEAK DETECTION Is your Pool leaking? We can help. $25.00 off with with ad. FREE ESTIMATES 941-286-5774 Lic & Insured all p recisionservices.com ROOF CLEANING LOW PRESSURE LOW CHEMICAL 941-460-4936 www.completecleanpw.com All work performed by State Cert. 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We specialize in Color Sealing(re-color Grout lines), Clear Sealing, Carpet Cleaning. 941-286-5774 Window cleaning Window Cleaning, €Residential Window Cleaning €Pressure Washing P: 941-952-0903 lic/insured Merchandise Dolls A NTIQUE VICTORIAN DOLL & Stand. Complete with outfit. $50 239-410-5717 Household goods A REA RUG, 10x13, cream beige Kasbah Trellis Collection. Turkish rug. Perfect condition. $100 203-600-5293 A T&T ANSWERING SYSTEM 2 handset digital speaker EL52200 $20 941-830-0524 A T&T ANSWERING SYSTEM 3 handset, connects to cell CLP99383 $30 941-830-0524 BANKERS LIGHT, green, exc. cond. $15 941-743-0582 BUCCANEERS NESTING DOLLS deco Tampa Bay 7Ž frm Russia $85 on Etsy $49 941-830-0524 CHEF ALARM, ThermoWorksŽ, for oven & Grill. New. $50 941-624-2105 CHINA SET, 69 pc., 12 serving, Sango Majesty Romantica $165 941-875-2631 CHINA, BAVARIN, 70+ pieces, Circa 1950, each piece gold trimed $85 941-286-7337 CHINA, WEDGWOOD, mint, 48 pc, bargain. 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Call/text for many pictures. $10 each 941-716-5507 LAMPS w/shades, 35ŽH, tan shades, will text pics. $58 941-235-2203 MATTRESS, BOXSPRING plus frame, twin size, great condition. $100 941-307-9211 METAL ROLLING RACKS, Like new, heavy duty, six shelves. 76Ž X 48Ž x 18. $60 860-604-2898 PEDESTAL WASHER/DRYER DRAWERS White, 27x27x13. $100 239-410-5717 PHONE, AT&T, 210 Trimline, unused $7, OBO 941-624-2105 RUG, APPLE GREEN/WHITE 8 x 10 1/2 $75, OBO 941-769-4949 SHIPS OIL PAINTINGS 6 sm & lg. beautiful. Lg. wood frames $25 to $65 941-830-0346 STEAM FLOOR CLE ANER, Shark, w/extras, as new. $85, OBO 941-769-4949 Household goods NEED TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD? FREE MERCHANDISE ADS! WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE! To Place a FREE Merchandise Ad please go to: yoursun.com/classifieds and click Place an AdŽ New users will need to register with their email address & create a password FREE ads are for Merchandise UNDER $500, The ad must be placed online by you. One item per ad. Ad must be 3 lines or less and the price must appear in the ad. Pets, plants, trees, fruits, vegetables, flowers, firearms and firearm accessories are excluded from this offer. Your ad will appear online for 7 days and will show in print Wednesday through Sunday. LIMIT 5 FREE ADS PER WEEK Enter Your Classified Ad 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week. STEAM MOP, Bissell Power fresh, new head, 10 scent disks. $45 941-914-6945 VACUUM CLEANER, Dirt Devil, featherlite, great condition. $20 941-485-7846 Holiday items CHRISTMAS TREEHOLDER 3 bulb, vintage. $45 941-496-9308 PARTY RAFT 6-PERSON New in box. Spring Break $300 value for $200 941-423-0686 Furniture BAKERS RACK, 2 drawers & 2 wooden shelves, 77Ž Tall, 33Ž Long. $25 941-525-3755 BED FRAME, Queen size. New in box. $40 941-697-1110 BED King, Sleigh bed inclds matt & boxspring. $700 941-809-9939 BED QN. Headboard, Foot board, frame, complete $40 319-389-5574 BED SET, QUEEN, Frame, mattress, dresser, night table and head board, Florida style rattan. Good condition. $175 541-331-4647 BED, COMPLETE, Queen, all bedding incl. Very clean, non smokers. $195 941-202-9172 BED/W FRAME, TWIN, mattress & box spring. Very clean. $150 941-202-9172 BEDROOM SET, dresser, mirror, chest, bed, Lexington. $500 941-235-2203 BOOKCASE, WOOD, 60ŽW X 15ŽD X 72ŽH six shelves and two doors $20 941-307-9211 BUNK BEDS, full/twin. Like new. $80 937-441-0472 BUTCHER BLOCK, Vintage, solid maple, 30x40x16, very nice. $499 941-875-2631 CHAIR AND OTTOMAN Both overstuffed, very comfy, light camel color $125 941-697-3850 CHAIRS ( 2 ) , Swivel/Rocking, Lt. Coral Tweed. Exc. cond. Pt Charotte. $75 219-363-0857 CHINA CABINET, off white, 4 door, 41x16x77 w/glass shelves. $65 941-626-6879 COUCH LOVE SEAT, floral design. Good condition. $50 941-445-4338 COUCH, (93ŽW X 45ŽD X 40ŽH) & Love Seat (68ŽW x 45ŽD x 40ŽH) set $150 941-716-5507

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PAGE 4 SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2021 | The Sun | www.yoursun.com Furniture COUCH, DREXEL, 80X41X34 semi-round, beige fabric, top condition. $80 941-307-9211 CREDENZA/TV STAND, Walnut, 2 doors, 32Wx12Dx27H Pt Charlotte $30 219-363-0857 CURIO/CHINA CABINET, solid wood, lighted, 2 lg. drawers, 83x49x17. $195 941-697-3850 DAYBED/TRUNDLE with twin mattresses, good condition $125 941-875-2631 DESK, large, wood. Exc. cond. L58ŽW29ŽH30Ž $125 678-463-9873 DESK CHAIR, Brown cloth on rollers. Exc. cond. $50 678-463-9873 DESK, Classic design, 60Žw x 27Žd x 42Žh, all wood. $100 941-307-9211 DINING ROOM CHAIRS, three, white upholstered. $45 941-629-6844 DINING SET, Lt. Oak, table, leaf/pads, 6 chairs, buffet/ hutch. $400 219-363-0857 DINING TABLE, wood, 6 chairs Exc. cond. $190 786-306-6335 DINING TABLE Robb & Stucky 48Žround, glass top w/ 4 chairs $99 239-210-8631 DRESSER & NIGHTSTAND Solid wood 9-drawer/2-drawer. $175 239-222-1506 END TABLES SET, Glass tops, white base, good cond. $75 678-463-9873 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, Mediterranean, 58 X 80. Good Cond. $240 941-408-7535 FAINTING COUCH $325 941-875-2631 I BUY FURNITURE Or anything of value! 941-485-4964 LIFT CHAIR, medium brown, cloth, clean, works great. $235 716-374-2950 LOVE SEAT, Leather. Excellent condition, cream color $70 419-439-1272 MICROWAVE STAND Cabinet doors with storage space on wheels $45 954-865-7866 RECLINER, Microfiber, Green, Like New, $75.00 941-916-2593 RECLINER, ELECTRIC, La-Z-boy, tan. $100 561-373-1065 RECLINER, Electric, Brown w / heater, like new cond. $99. 239-210-8631 RECLINER, LA-Z-BOY, apple green/white. Lightly used. $80, OBO 941-769-4949 SLEEPER SOFA LazyBoy, full size, ex cond. $500 941-2002911 SOFA CONVERTS Click to 49x75 bed or click to lounger. Microfiber $140 941-697-3850 TABLE/ FOUR CHAIRS Good condition. Rectangle, wood, top. $130 954-865-7866 TABLE/FOUR CHAIRS Good condition. Rectangle, wood top $130 954-865-7866 WICKER TV STAND, Like New on rollers & swivels. 25Ž High 27Ž Long. $45 941-525-3755 Electronics BATTERY CHARGER, 24 Volt, Minuteman, text for pix. $100 714-599-2137 BATTERY CHARGER, portable, 12v, 1700 amp, jump & carry $125 941-235-2203 IPHONE LIGHTENING charge cable for car charger. Brand new. $5 714-599-2137 POLICE SCANNER, Bearcat Uniden scanner. Excellent cond. $280 941-575-6556 RECEIVER, YAMAHA HTR-5790 receiver works well $50 941-429-9277 TV SOUND BAR w/Mount Bracket & Remote Excellent Quality $50 941-621-4222 TV/stereo/radio 5CD CHANGER, top rated Sony Model with Remote. 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Etched glass hologram w/lighted base + more $9 941-914-6945 DISHWASHER KENMORE, off white, clean in and out works great $85 716-374-2950 DRESSER, 3 drawer, solid wood, brown. $125 267-664-1535 DRESSER, 5 drawer, solid wood, brown. $225 267-664-1535 GOLD COIN, United States $495 781-956-8891 GRANDFATHER CLOCK, floor model tempus fugitŽ, need calibration. $150 561-373-1065 GUITAR ATHENA, Electric Luna Sun-Mist with Fender Amp $375 941-313-6161 HUMMEL PLATES, Original complete set, 25 total, excellent cond. $485 941-629-6374 IKE DOLLARS (4) SILVER PROOF $10 781-956-8891 KENNEDY HALF DOLLARS 1964, 90% Silver, (30) left $14 814-450-9899 KNIFE COLLECTION, 39, all kinds, colors, sizes, in boxes $325 941-235-2203 LINCOLN PENNY (Rare) 1909-S, VG +, (1) left $95 814-450-9899 LITHOGRAPH STONES, 2 @ 5X6Ž & 1 @ 6X8Ž. 2 1/4Ž thick. $200 941-255-0489 MORGAN SILVER DOLLARS 100 years old, (6) remaining $36 814-450-9899 PLAYBOY MAGAZINES 1988-2008, Mint Quality Condition. 941-240-2428 PROFESSIONAL FRAME PICTURES, Six Palm trees/ floral OBO $40 267-664-1535 ROCKINGHAMŽ SPITTOON/ CUSPIDOR mint antique stoneware $45 941-639-1517 ROTATING STAR TREK Enterprise table light. $40 941-423-2585 SEWING MACHINE, 1900s, White, Rotary Brand, Great looker. $40 941-525-3755 SHOE SHINE CHAIR, twisted wrought iron. $499 941-875-2631 SILVER COINS (4) 1 oz proof silver eagles $70 781-956-8891 SS WHEELS 68-70 Set Chevelle, El-Cam. $325 786-306-6335 TABLE LAMPS, 4 very nice Lamps with shades $10. each 941-637-9201 TRUCK CAP TRIFOLD WITH TOOLBOX BLACK $275 518-495-0161 VINTAGE 1970 wooden cigar box (Disney) $125 941-624-0928 W.L. HALF DOLLARS ( 10 ) Brilliant uncirculated $35 781-956-8891 Fruits & vegetables THE LAW REQUIRES all Florida nurserymen, stock dealers, agents or plant brokers who advertise nursery stock for sale to provide the publisher of the advertisement with a copy of their certificate of registration. Also, the registration number issued by the Fla. Department of Ag. and printed on the certificate of registration must be included in the advertisement. Musical A COUSTICAL GUITAR, No brand. Strings close to frets! $50, OBO 239-410-5717 GUITAR YAMAHA FG400A Beautiful condition. New strings/bag $135 608-931-7990 GUITAR, New K. Urban RipCordŽ acoustic guitar/ amp $160 608-931-7990 Musical ORIGINAL KARAOKE DISCS book of 200 discs $400 941-235-3303 ORIGINAL KARAOKE DISCS 200 discs 150 country $400 941-235-3303 Medical 2 WHEEL WALKER, Shower stool, quad cane. $4 each 941-268-8951 2018 Braun Chrysler Hdcp Van Loaded, 23,000 mi, Warr. 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Brand new in box $965. 941-743-2485 PC Sporting goods 2 GUYS GUN SHOWS 2 DAY ADMISSION $10.00 Come and Go as you pleaseMarch 20TH & 21STSat 9-5 and Sun 9-3Charlotte County Fairgrounds 2333 El Jobean Rd (776) Port Charlotte, Florida Buy-Sell-Trade New-Used Free Parking CWP Classes Avail. 727-776-3442 www.2 g u y sshows.com A IR MATTRESS. QUEEN, with electric pump, like new. Have 2 each $15 941-268-8951 BOAT SAFETY HARNESS Super bargain!! $20 941-639-1517 BRAVES YEARBOOKS Aaron autographed yearbooks 196365. $125 715-570-9944 HORSE SHOE SET, like new. $20 941-743-0582 Sporting goods CRAPPIE ROD, Duck Commander ultra light, 2 pc. Brand new. $25 941-764-7946 PROPANE STOVE NEW Coleman Perfect Flow Stove $40. 941-473-5403 SALTWATER FISHING POLE, Quantum 1 piece, 7 foot. Brand New. $85 941-764-7946 TAHITI RAFT 6-PERSON New in box. Inflatable. $300 value for $200 941-423-0686 Firearms NOTICE: Seller Acknowledges Compliance With All Exisiting Federal, State and Local Firearms Regulations and Laws in Regards to Sale and Transfer of Advertised Firearms. CASH FOR GUN COLLECTIONS (small or large) by reputable Vet/collector. 941 235-2500 Firearms accessories 303 BRITISH 70 Rnds, 8MM 120 rnds, 22 L.R. 1000 rounds, 7.7 Jap 60 rounds. 860-984-7824 Hunting & fishing supplies BOAT PROPS, 2 used,stainless steel and other, blades good $150 941-625-7658 BUCK SHOOTING BENCH like new $100 941-429-9277 MOTOR FLUSHER MUFFS, Dual Flow, unused. $11, OBO 941-624-2105 TACKLE BOXES. 2 for sale, individually or together. $15 for both. 941-200-5964 Bicycles/ tricycles BICYCLE Built for 2. Riders, sit side by side. Good condition. $350 941-426-6671 BICYCLE, ( 2 ) adult bikes, great condition. $120 941-697-1110 BIKE RACK for 2 bikes fits 1Ž or 2Ž hitch, tires fits in rack, exc. cond. $80 941-743-0582 BIKES, HIS and HERS , 2 kids. $60 each 941-763-4818 KIDS BIKE, Little Kitty 12Ž girls, like new $25 716-374-2950 Toys/games JIGSAW PUZZLES ( 7 ) 1000 piece White Mountain. Exc. cond. $8 each 941-914-6945 TONKA TOYS-VINTAGE, Exc. cond. forklift $25 & 2 pc car carrier $15 941-639-1517 TRAINS, 0 GAUGE Lionel. mth. new $200 786-306-6335 Photography/ video CAMERA, NIKON, Digital (D3500), 2 lens, bag & access. Never used. $425 941-662-1967 KODAK EASYSHARE DIGITAL 16mp 5x zoom HD video case works $28 941-914-6945 NIKON N 75 35mm/3Lens, 1 Filter, Strap, Case, Film, Safe Bag. $175 941-661-0262 Pool/spa/ & supplies HOT TUB COVER and steps. You remove. Works good. FREE! 941-391-7445 POOL MOTORS 4 Bolt-5Ž radius, 1.5 HP New $120, Good Used $75 941-661-6191 POOL/PATIO SPEAKERS Polk Audio indoor/outdoor. Great sound $75 954-642-9599 Lawn & garden CHIPPER SHREDDER, 5 HP. Runs great. $200 941-475-0242 EDGER TRIMMER, Ryobi cordless, excellent condition. $50 941-485-7846 GENERATOR, TORO, Model T1200 $125, OBO 941-485-0681 HEDGE CLIPPER, Echo, gas, Model ES2000. $120, OBO 941-485-0681 HEDGE TRIMMER, Black & Decker, electric. Exc. condition. $20 941-743-0582 LADDER, 16 aluminum extension ladder, excellent condition $75 941-485-7846 LAWN MOWER, Sears, like new, all wheel drivetop of the line $195 716-374-2950 LAWN MOWER, John Deere 240 for parts $100 941-475-7150 LAWN TRAILER 52X 8 new floor/sides 4ft. high nice $499 941-724-6049 MOWER, JOHN DEERE, JS 30. Self propelled (for parts). $40, OBO 941-485-0681 POWER WASHER 2000 PSI, Hnda engine, Needs tune-up $150 941-662-1967 RIDING MOWER Husqvarna, 20HP, 38Ž mulching. Manual Clutch. $800 941-347-8750 RIDING MOWER, Craftsman 18.5, 42 inch riding mower. $225 585-590-1608 RIDING MOWER, TROY-BILT, Super Bronco, 44  deck. $400, OBO 941-485-0681 SCAFFOLD LADDERS ( 2 ) , Very good shape. Hardly used. $45 941-764-7957 TILLER, MANTIS with hedge clipper attachment. $150, OBO 941-485-0681TOP SOIL FOR SALE 941-468-4372 WHEELBARROW, in good shape. $35 941-764-7957 Outdoor living A NCHOR POWER WINCH for boats 36-46, new in box $499 941-662-1967 CHAIRS 3 White, stackable $25 941-257-5500 GRILL, BROILMASTER, P4BLW2, tank, griddle, nearly new. $475 941-662-1967 GRILL, CHAR-BROIL, Like new, gas tank and new cover $65 941-764-7957 LOUNGE CHAIR for patio. Comes with pad. Good cond. $30 678-463-9873 PARTY RAFT 6-PERSON New in box. Spring Break $300 value for $200 941-423-0686 SMOKER, ELECTRIC, Brickman Gourmet. $70 920-298-8019 STADIUM SEATS, 2 LL Bean stadium seats. $25. cost $100. 631-928-2459 Building supplies A /C, OUTSIDE, 3 Ton cent. unit, good $265 786-306-6335 BI-FOLD DOORS 1ea. 24 x 79, 3 ea. 30 x 79, painted white, new condition $40 941-661-6191 CABINET DOORS 4 ea.22.5 H x 17.5 W. 2 ea. 29.5H x 11W, 1 ea. 17.5H x 15W $10 941-661-3672 JALOUSIE GLASS many sizes $5 941-624-0928 LIGHT FIXTURE, 4` Dust proof, new in box $40 941-697-1110 LIGHT LAMP BRACKET, heavy duty, outdoor, 73Ž3/4 L and 8Ž1/4 W $50 941-624-0928 LOCKS, KWIKSET, (15) int./ext. lido lever, antique brass, good cond. $35/all 941-629-6374 SHOP VAC, Ridgid wet/dry, good cond. $30 941-629-6374 Tools/machinery A NGLE SANDER Black & Decker, 13 amp $25 941-661-3672 A NVIL 18IN long 10in high $10 941-204-4824 BENCH TOP ROUTER Table, extra accessories $75 941-380-2033 CIRCUL SAW Craftsman, extra blades. $49 941-496-9308 COME ALONG, Maasdam power pull. One ton capacity. Like new $25 941-204-4824 MOTOR, 24 VOLT DC Minuteman 33 amp extras incl $100 714-599-2137 SHOP VAC, Ridgid, wet/dry. Good cond. $30 941-629-6374 SHOP-VAC, WET-DRY Vac, 10 gal. Very good condition. $25 941-697-0940 STAPLE GUN ARROW ET150 XTRA STAPLES $28 941-496-9308 TILE SAW, 24Ž Bridge saw, folding stand $225 518-265-7270 TOOL BOX, CRAFTSMAN, 10 drawers, 2 towers, bench top, nice, $275 239-209-7630 WET TILE SAW, New, beautiful $335, OBO 941-769-0792 Office/business equip./supplie CANON MAXIFY MB5020 NEW Wireless Printer, Print, Copy, Scan & Fax $245 941-408-7535 Cats NOTICE: Statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots, and be free of intestinal and external parasites. Dogs LAB PUPS, AKC, 8 wks old. 1st shots w/FL Health Cert. Parents on premises. $600. 941-794-1659 NOTICE: Statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots, and be free of intestinal and external parasites. Appliances BROILER/OVEN, REVERSIBLE by Toastmaster, Model 5231 $20 941-716-5507 DEEP FRYER, Emeril with filtration system. Excellent condition. $50 941-467-8379 DISHWASHER, WHIRLPOOL, White, WDF520, slightly used. $50 941-429-9277 DRYER, white, nice, delivery available $185 941-763-4818 ELECTRIC DRYER, white, like new, heavy duty, large capacity $145 716-374-2950 GAS DRYER, G.E., white, like new large capacity $155 716-374-2950 MIXER, HAMILTON BEACH Deluxe multiple speeds. Very good cond. $35 941-202-9172 REFRIGERATOR, white, good condition. Delivery available. $275 941-763-4818 STOVE KENMORE, 30Ž Electric self-cleaning oven. works great. $50 941-497-6466 Miscellaneous for sale A B STEINS, Older 20 and up $20 941-624-0928 BOOKS HUGO; Dumas; etc. 57 vol. set. Like new. Per volume $7 941-200-5964 GAS CANS, 5 gal plastic. $10 941-575-9361

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www.yoursun.com | The Sun | SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2021 PAGE 5 Miscellaneous for sale BOOKS FRANKLIN Library & Easton Press. Leather bound. The Classics $20 941-200-5964 BOOKS PATTERSON; Cusslar; Baldacci, Higgins; and more. Exc. cond. $4.00 941-200-5963 BUDWEISER AND MICHELOB dry pewer steins with lids Very rare $350 941-624-0928 CAGE, LARGE, approx. 48h, 32w, 22d. Excellent condition. $80 937-441-0472 CARPET MATS, charcoal. New Buick Enclave Avenir $125 941-249-3659 CAT PLAYING TOWER, 6` w/ 5 level. Sell $50., cost $ 165 941-697-1110 COMBINATION ALARM, voice alarm & carbon monoxide smoke. $20 941-408-7535 DOWN PILLOWS, 2 Brand new in original package Standard/ Queen size $30 941-525-3755 DUFFLE BAGS, 2 CIAO. Ea. 28ŽLG. w/wheels, red/blk, never used $55 941-764-9604 FAUCETS, BATH ROOM, 2 new Moen chrome faucets $100. OBO $100 941-575-9361 LEANING POST for center console boat L-38ŽX H-46Ž X W-14Ž $350 941-766-0544 METRONOME, Seth Thomas windup. $20 941-423-2585 MIRRORS, 2, 2Žx24Ž, Creative? Frame them as u want. Great cond. $30 941-697-3850 MODEL SHIP, Cutty Sark 14Ž x 12Ž. Must See!!!! $50 941-423-9371 REAR TOW BAR, NAPA, hitches, chains, tow 3500lbs $50 941-625-7658 ROOFTOP LUGGAGE CARRIER lots of room $70 941-255-3446 SHOP VAC, Ridgid, wet/dry, good cond. $30 941-629-6374 SHUFFLE BOARD TABLE, Excellent condition. $200 937-441-0472 $75.00 PER PANELSLIDING GLASS DOOR REPAIRS Wheels Tracks & LocksCALL BOB 941-706-6445Affordable Maintenance Owned and operated by Local Fire fighter. SNOOK, MOUNTED, 30Ž. Exc. Cond. 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BLACK, ZR2 35K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR Chrysler 2002 CHRYSLER SEBRING LXI Conv., $5,250, new tires and battery, excellent cond., 49 K miles. 937-408-1934 Venice 2005 CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE $ 7,500 Convertible, low miles, new tires call 941-698-1021 2002 CHRYSLER SEBRING LXI, White, Conv., good cond, 2.7 V6, auto, full power, Ice cold AC, new tires & brakes. 106Kmi. $2900 941-830-4913 Ford 2019 FORD ESCAPE $17,995 Original Owner. Great Condition. Dark Blue. Approx. 13,500 Mi. REDUCED! 941-639-7985 NEED TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD? FREE MERCHANDISE ADS! WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE! To Place a FREE Merchandise Ad please go to: yoursun.com/classifieds and click Place an AdŽ New users will need to register with their email address & create a password FREE ads are for Merchandise UNDER $500, The ad must be placed online by you. One item per ad. Ad must be 3 lines or less and the price must appear in the ad. 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SILVER, CERT, NAV, 40K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2017 LEXUS NX-300 $28,990. WHITE, CERT, BASE, 27K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2017 LEXUS GX-460 $35,911. BLACK, NAV, CERT, 54K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2019 LEXUS ES-350 $39,481. WHITE, CERT, NAV, 4,727 MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2017 LEXUS GX-460 $39,980. CLARET, NAV, CERT, 35K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2018 LEXUS GS-350 $40,497. BLACK, NAV, CERT, 20K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2018 LEXUS GX-460 $43,101. WHITE, NAV, AWD, 43K MI 855-280-4707 DLR Lexus 2017 LEXUS GX-460 $43,908. NEBULA, NAV, CERT, 21K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2018 LEXUS LS-500 $60,998. SILVER, NAV, CERT, 42K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2017-2019 Lexus Certified NO HIDDEN FEES SAVE UP TO $3,000! 20 2018 ES350 $28K up 15 2017 RX 350 $34K up 10 2018 RX 350 $37K up 10 2018 IS Turbo $27K up 2018 NX 300 $29k up LOW MILES FACTORY WARRANTY Up to 40% off new! 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BLUE, XLE, HYB, 3,447 MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2017-2020 Toyota Certified-Fact Warranty 300 off lease weekly 10% over Dealer cost! Rav4-Camry-Corolla Highlander-Tacoma-4 Runner LOW MILES Private internet showroom No hidden fees Factory Off Lease Auto Brokers 1041 US 41 Bypass S Venice By appt Justin 941 350-7544 www.shopofflease.com Misc. imports 2014 PORSCHE PANAMERA $57,208. WHITE, 27K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR Autos wanted We BUY CARS & TRUCKS RUNNING OR NOT! $400 CASH + UP Frank 941-249-7522 NO TITLE NO PROBLEM, RUNNING OR NOT! 7 DAYS FREE PICK UP 941-623-5550 BEST $$ For JUNKERS24/7, Fast Pickup, Cash Paid Since 2004. 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PAGE 6 SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2021 | The Sun | www.yoursun.com adno=FL4261 Contact your local representative and tell them how you feel. State RepresentativesState Rep. Mchael Grant (R-Port Charlotte) € Michael.Grant@my oridahouse.gov € Port Charlotte O ce: (941) 613-0914 € Tallahassee O ce: (850) 717-5075 State Rep. James Buchanan (R-Sarasota) € James.Buchanan@my oridahouse.gov € North Port O ce: 941-429-4560 € Tallahassee O ce: 850-717-5074 State Rep. Melony M. Bell (R-DeSoto/Hardee/Polk) € Melony.Bell@my oridahouse.gov € Fort Meade O ce: (863) 285-1101 € Tallahassee O ce: (850) 717-5056 State SenatorsState Sen. Joe Gruters (R-Sarasota/Charlotte) € Gruters.Joe@ senate.gov € Sarasota O ce: (941) 378-6309 € Tallahassee O ce: (850) 487-5023 State Sen. Ben Albritton (R-Charlotte/DeSoto) € Albritton.Ben@ senate.gov € Punta Gorda O ce: (941) 575-5717 € Tallahassee O ce: (850) 487-5026 YourSun.com SUN The DailyCharlotte € DeSoto € Sarasota YOU SHOULD KNOW... IF YOUR PROPERTY TAXES ARE GOING TO INCREASE.Public notices inform citizens of the changes that aect them and their community. Some state and local ocials want to move these notices from newspapers to government-run websites, where they may not be easily accessed. URGE FLORIDA LAWMAKERS TO OPPOSE HB 35 AND SB 402 Dont let Florida lawmakers remove your right to know. Call your legislators and voice your opinion today.KEEP PUBLIC NOTICES IN NEWSPAPERS.To learn more, visit ”oridapublicnotices.com

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Double up: Theres been a change to the rules for two-day o shore trips. „ PAGE 2 „ The syndrome: The incurable mental illness that a icts every birder. „ PAGE 12 „ Spring silver: Waiting for tarpon season? Well, the wait is now over. „ PAGE 7 „ Float plan: What it is, and why you need to have one for every trip. „ PAGE 10 „ March 18, 2021 A weekly publication ofSun Coast Media Group WEEKLY MAGAZINE THE ORIGINAL, SINCE 1997 The Legend ReturnsNow the areas exclusive dealer for € Equipped w/ Suzuki Outboards€ 5 year limited warranty € 10 year limited hull warranty € Bay boats from 17 to 24 € Deep Vee center console boats from 21 to 25 941-698-1444QualityBoats.com3340 Placida Road, Englewood, FL 34224Located at Channel Marker 17 on the Intracoastal Waterway Latitude 26 54 15.75 N Longitude 82 19 22.5726 W adno=3786529-1

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WEEKLY MAGAZINE BoatingAnd Fishing.comDownload our app: Just search for WaterLine in your app store!23170 Harborview Road Port Charlotte, FL 33980CUST. SERVICE & SUBSCRIPTIONS941-206-1300PUBLISHERCAPT. JOSH OLIVE941-276-9657Publisher@WaterLineWeekly.comMARKETINGAdvertising SalesCynthia Acevedo941-205-6406 Sales@WaterLineWeekly.comAdvertising ManagerOmar Zucco941-205-6411 Omar.Zucco@YourSun.comBoaters Bargains941-429-3110CONTRIBUTORSCapt. Ralph Allen Abbie Banks Greg Bartz Kimball & Les Beery Capt. Karl Butigian Bill Dunson Capt. Rex Gudgel Capt. Van Hubbard Robin Jenkins, DVM Robert Lugiewicz Capt. Mike Myers Capt. Steve Phillips Capt. Jack R. Sanzalone Chef Tim Spain Betty Staugler Capt. Cayle Wills Produced & printed by Sun Coast Media Group NOTE: Opinions of our writers do not necessarily re ect those of the publisher or Sun Coast Media Group. We do our best to be accurate in matters of fact in this publication, but matters of opinion are left to each individual author. ON THE COVER WaterLine photo by Capt. Josh OliveThere have been a lot of southern puffers caught in the Harbor lately. Handle them with care „ their beaklike teeth can remove more flesh than you really want to lose. TABLE OF CONTENTSAROUND CHARLOTTE HARBOR • CAPT. RALPH ALLEN Paper charts are going the way of the dodo ...........................................Page 5 ANGLING 101 • ROBERT LUGIEWICZ Catching tarpon fever a bit early ............................................................Page 7 STAY FLY • CAPT. REX GUDGEL Make gear maintenance a habit .............................................................Page 9 NAUTICAL KNOWLEDGE • CAPT. JACK R. SANZALONE Why you should le a oat plan ...........................................................Page 10 BIRDING IN PARADISE • ABBIE BANKS Do you have the syndrome? .................................................................Page 12 FLORIDA BASSIN’ • GREG BARTZ Gettin my spin on ................................................................................Page 15 REGULAR FEATURESFISH FINDER | Page 4 RECIPES | Pages 5,15 MAP OF LOCAL WATERS | Page 8 BULLETIN BOARD | Page 9 TIDE CHARTS | Page 13 FISH PROFILES | Page 15 BOATING CLASSES | Page 15 Pages 3,6 & 11 Reader picsWarmer weather means a lot more anglers heading out on the water, and a lot more sh being caught too. Take home twice as manyQuestion: Is it ever legal to harvest double your daily bag limit of fish? Answer: Not yet, but it will be next week „ at least under very specific circumstances. Dig this crazy press release I got from the Gulf Council: € € € € € € € € € € € Fishermen on a charter vessel or headboat who take a trip lasting more than one day, also known as a multi-day trip, can retain a second daily bag or vessel limit as long as they follow specific procedures.This final rule modifies the on-board multi-day possession limit of fish species so that a second bag-limit can be retained at any time after the vessel leaves the dock for fishing trips that are greater than 30 hours in duration on qualifying vessels.The final rule will be effective March 26, 2021.The rule will increase the required trip duration to greater than 30 hours, but will allow anglers to retain the second daily bag limit at any time after the federally-permitted for-hire vessel leaves the dock.The rule will also require the receipt issued to passengers specify the date and time of both the departure and return of the trip. The possession of Gulf of Mexico cobia is limited to two per person per day regardless of the duration of a trip and this proposed rule would not revise the cobia possession limits. Speckled hind and warsaw grouper have daily bag limits of one fish per vessel per day; therefore, the possession limit is two vessel limits, or two fish per vessel. The existing requirements will remain the same for the vessel to have two licensed operators aboard, and each passenger issued and have in possession a receipt issued on behalf of the vessel that verifies the length of the trip. For the purpose of the possession limit, the entire trip duration must coincide with an open fishing season for the applicable species. For example: if anglers on a federal for-hire vessel intend to retain the possession limit of red snapper, which has an open season beginning on June 1, the vessel cannot depart before 12:01 a.m. on June 1. The rule is expected to promote efficiency in the utilization of reef fish and coastal migratory pelagic resources and a potential decrease in regulatory discards by providing the owners and operators of federally-permitted for-hire vessels greater flexibility in determining when to allow passengers to retain the possession limit on multi-day trips. € € € € € € € € € € € Whats actually happening is the legalization of what has already been common practice on two-day offshore trips. Prior to this change, by law an angler on a two-day trip still had to abide by daily bag limits. If you caught your limit in the first two hours of day one, you were supposed to sit on your hands until the second day began. However, no one ever did that, so the feds decided to stop making poachers out of them since the net results are the same. However, theres still plenty of illegal stuff that happens on long Gulf trips. The most common is going by the boat limitŽ instead of individual bag limits. If you and I are out on the Gulf red grouper fishing, and youve already caught two and put them in the box, youre done. Any more keeper-size fish you get should go back, legally speaking, because bag limits are individual. Of course, in actual practice, no one does this either. Whoever has the hot rodŽ keeps putting fish on ice until the boat limit (individual bag limit times number of anglers aboard) is reached. Maybe the Gulf Council will legitimize that one next. One that will never be legal is culling smaller fish to harvest bigger ones. Captains do this to keep clients happy, since most offshore trips are meat hunts. The more pounds go in the freezer, the more likely you get repeat customers. But once a fish is in the box, its harvested, and a harvested fish cant be un-harvested. Culling means going over the bag limit. Another offshore practice that is common but completely illegal is eating fish on the boat but not counting them against the bag limit. (That often goes hand-in-hand with culling, as the smaller fish are the ones eaten aboard.) You are allowed to eat freshly caught fish at sea, provided the vessel has facilities to cook those fish, but the bag limit is the bag limit. Its not what you bring back to the dock that counts „ its what you harvest. I have second-hand reports from good friends of captains that even allow fish to be harvested out of season, provided the evidence has been eaten before returning to port. This is just blatant poaching. So is the use of undersized yellowtail or other snapper as bait. I guess for some folks, a fish dinner is more important that doing whats legal or ethical. Id have to say thats pretty pathetic. But I guess weve each got our own moral compass, and some of them are going to point south. My suggestion is for FWC to send some undercovers out on offshore trips. A few high-profile busts (with hefty fines) might get the scofflaws attention. And my advice to all of you: Keep it legal. Contact Capt. Josh Olive at 941-276-9657 or Publisher@WaterLineWeekly.com. FROM THE PUBLISHER'S DESK • CAPT. JOSH OLIVE Photo providedOffshore fishing trips are great, but its not uncommon for funny stuff to happen „ especially on longer expeditions.

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€PAGE 3€MARCH 18, 2021 Debbie Johanessen caught her sheepshead at Marco Island. Joel Cornett of Riverwood with a chunky Gasparilla Pass sheepshead. SEE MORE READER PICS ON PAGES 6 & 11 Shawn Durance with another (!) giant black grouper he speared. Family Owned & Operated for over 39 years in Charlotte CountyWhen You Want the Best WWW.INGMANMARINE.COM LET US SELL YOUR BOATAt Our Pre-Owned Boat YardSARASOTA 8311 N. Tamiami Trail, 941-360-0088 PORT CHARLOTTE 1189 Tamiami Trail 941-255-1555 PLACIDA 15001 Gasparilla Rd 941-697-1000 N. FORT MYERS14531 N. Cleveland Ave.239-599-9069 € Master Tech Yamaha Outboard Service € Fully stocked parts department We have it all € Fully-staffed Gel Coat and Fiberglass Repair, Restoration and Fabrication Department € Custom canvas work to “ t your personal needs!Repower SpecialistsCall KG 7 Days a Week941-628-5000 Over 50 Motors In StockWE HAVE 12 PREMIUM BOAT LINES adno=3786333-1

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€PAGE 4€MARCH 18, 2021BoatingAndFishing.com THE FRESHEST LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM VENICE TO FORT MYERS BEACH (03/16 report) Pompano have been biting in the surf and in the passes. Sheepshead action continues to be good, with crabs ideal but shrimp catching sh as well. There are plenty of trout , but remember that theyre still o limits. Snook have appeared in the surf and are staring to move along the beaches. Schooling red sh have showed up as well out on the ats.ASHLEY L.ECONOMY TACKLE Sarasota, 941-922-9671Red grouper and amberjack have bee reported roughly 60 miles out. Closer in, weve still got some tripletail and hog sh . Bait has arrived o the beaches and so have the sh. Were getting good reports of smoker kings within 10 miles of the beaches. INSHORE & FRESHWATER GULF & OFFSHORE BEST BET ERICCOOKS SPORTLAND Venice, 941-493-0025 MAXFINE BAIT & TACKLE North Port, 941-240-5981 JEFFCAPT. TEDS TACKLE Port Charlotte, 941-627-6800 ROBERTFISHIN FRANKS Charlotte Harbor, 941-625-3888 CAMERONRIO VILLA BAIT & TACKLE Punta Gorda, 941-639-7166 JOHNBAIT N WAIT Ft Myers Beach, 239-466-8737 THE FISH COACH'S TIP OF THE WEEK: Big tarpon are not an ideal light-tackle target. One of the keys to releasing healthy tarpon is limiting the ght time, and the best way to do that is to use heavy tackle. And when the sh are in deep water, go even heavier. For tarpon in Boca Grande Pass, at least 50-pound line and a rod with plenty of backbone are what you want to haul those sh upward from the depths. In the shallow waters of the Harbor, you can probably whip them just as quickly on 30-pound line and heavy spinning gear. Yes, its possible to land 100-pound tarpon on red sh tackle, but you either have to be really lucky or spend a long time ghting that sh. Tarpon research has shown that sh fought to exhaustion build up large amounts of lactic acid in their muscles and take a long time to recover afterward, during which time they are much more vulnerable to predation by sharks. Even without sharks around, they may die simply of shock. Since tarpon are much more valuable alive than dead, conservation-minded anglers will use tackle that matches their quarry. If you really want to take on tarpon using light tackle, why dont you go nd some light-tackle-size tarpon? There are lots of them in the canals and the backcountry. Whether theyll eat is another story. In general, they like small baits (remember, baby tarpon are mostly insect feeders in their mangrove nursery waters). Top choices to try are a DOA shad tail on a quarter-ounce jighead, a DOA TerrorEyz, or a small streamer y. Remember, the rst jump is really all that matters. If you lose the sh after that, it still counts because you got to experience the funnest part. „ As the Fish Coach, Capt. Josh Olive o ers personalized instruction on shing techniques. To book your session or for more information, go to FishCoach.net, email Josh@FishCoach.net or call 941-276-9657.(03/02 report) Lots of pompano jigs have been selling and that can only mean one thing. Question is, which beach? Pick your favorite and give it a shot. Trout action has been quite good; remember, these sh are catch-and-release only for the time being. Caspersen Beach has had a few snook reports. Flounder are in the surf, but few are big enough under the new 14-inch minimum. Wind has kept most boats in.Big sheepshead are in the ICW and on the nearshore rock and reefs. Sand eas and shrimp are both good. (02/08 report) Lots of trout biting in the early morning hours on topwater lures or shrimp rigged on popping corks. For freshwater bass anglers, weve been seeing some great pre-spawn and spawn action going on. Live shiners have been working well. Theres some great bottom shing in about 60 feet of water. There are lanesnapper , mangrovesnapper , hard-pulling gags (which are out of season) and some schools of bonita around. The lower Myakka River (the salty part) has red sh , snook and mangrove snapper chewing. (03/09 report) Pompano jigs have been very popular lately, probably because there are pompano out on the beaches (and some sheepshead too). Lots of trout 15 inches and bigger have been on the ats out around the ICW, but very few up in the Harbor. However, bait schools have made it up to the canal mouths, and snook have been taking advantage. Red sh reports are slow. If the wind lets you get out, the red grouper and mangrove snapper reports have been good closer than 15 miles, but youll need private spots. Freshwater bass are hungry, and so are the crappie . You may have to travel inland to Okeechobee, but its worth the trip. (03/16 report) The Peace River has little tarpon from the I-75 bridge to the NavA-Gator, and so does the Myakka up around the U.S. 41 bridge. Small baits are key. Some larger snook have been coming from the same section of the Peace River and El Jobean, with sh approaching 40 inches in Matlacha and Pine Island Sound. Scattered Spanish mackerel have been around the Harbor, but the passes have had the best numbers. Sandbar , bonnethead and blacktipsharks are scattered all around. The shrimp boats have had sharks around them. There was a sail sh caught pretty close to shore last week. Cobia have been caught and spotted by anglers anchoring on the reefs. Keeper red grouper are coming from 65 to 85 feet. If you want to stay in a bit closer, lanesnapper are good starting in 50 feet. The sheepshead are visible all over the pace with this clear water, but theyre tough to catch in many spots. For catching, try the Placida trestles and Venice jetties. (03/16 report) The topwater trout bite is good on Rapala Skitterwalks early morning on both the east and west walls. Red sh and snook are feeding along the bushes on live whitebait around Two Pines. Cobia and permit are still being reported on the nearshore wrecks and reefs. Bottom shing is producing lane and mangrovesnapper on frozen shrimp or squid in 50 to 70 feet.Sharks are cruising the inside and outside of the bars. Chunked mullet or lady sh is working well. Remember, inline circle hooks are required; atten the barbs on your hooks for an easy release. Bonus: A stray cobia may pick up your bait. (03/16 report) Sheepshead are becoming less common around dock and bridge pilings, but the snook bite has been getting a lot better in those areas. Fish early or late for best results. Tarpon reports have been picking up, with sh scattered all around Pine Island Sound and Estero Bay. Trout are plentiful but o limits. Spanishmackerel and a few king sh have been running the bait sh pods just o the beaches. Anglers who have been o shore report fair catches of grouper and snapper on the reefs, along with a few random cobia and permit sighted out there. Sharks are everywhere, and you can pick your size: Small bonnetheads on the ats, medium blacktips and bulls in open inshore waters, or big sandbars and bulls out around the shrimp boats. Sarasotas Premier Water Sports Out“ tter Since 1948 Live & Frozen Bait Available One stop shop for all things “ shing, kayaking & paddling www.economytackle.com 941-922-96716018 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota adno=3788828-1

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€PAGE 5€MARCH 18, 2021 NOAA image AROUND CHARLOTTE HARBOR • CAPT. RALPH ALLEN For centuries, mariners sailing the seven seas have used charts to aid their navigation. Columbus carried navigational charts aboard the boats in his small fleet when they crossed the Atlantic and accidentally discovered the New World. (Of course, that was one of historys most famous examples of inaccurate charts „ but still, the charts were there.) Almost every pirate movie weve ever seen includes scenes of the scoundrels huddled around a chart as they plot their next dastardly moves. In todays world, many commercial ships and larger private vessels are still carrying navigational charts printed on rolled paper. In many cases, such vessels are legally required to have those charts on hand. Qualifying for a U.S. captains license requires that the applicant demonstrate a basic knowledge of chart plotting, which is considered by the USCG to be an essential navigational skill. Charts have long been an integral part of boating. But printing charts on paper (or parchment, or sheepskin, or whatever else may have been used throughout history) is old technology that is now being pushed aside by our progression into a new digital world. And the next step is upon us: Paper navigational charts in our country are being sent the way of the typewriter and the fax machine. Yes, the end of paper navigational charts is in sight. NOAA has officially begun a four year process of eliminating the production these long-tenured documents. How long-tenured? NOAA and the U.S. Coast Survey have been producing paper charts of U.S. waters for more than 170 years!NOAAs plan is to retire our extensive library of paper charts one at a time as they work through the extensive chart library. When a chart is slated to be taken out of production, NOAA will give us six months notice in advance for its demise and that notice has gone out for the first chart to be retired. This effort became real last month when NOAA announced the termination of the very first of the historical U.S. paper charts that will be eliminated as part of this process.But theres no need for a panicky run to the chart store just yet. The first chart to be retired is the official navigational chart for Lake Tahoe in Nevada, so it shouldnt have a major effect on Southwest Florida boating. Thats right, theres a NOAA chart for Lake Tahoe, and it will be used by NOAA as a test of the transition process which will eventually see all U.S. charts switched over to a new electronic format. But local charts will probably not be far behind Lake Tahoe. The coastal waters here are further along in the transition process than just about any other coastal waters in the entire country except for some portions of Alaska. You can look here to see a nationwide map of the progress of the transition on their website at http://bit.ly/3rKHdur.The reality is that most of us have already transitioned to electronic navigation, at least partially. Dont you look at your GPS when you are plotting a course rather than rolling out a chart and picking up dividers and parallel rules? But this could be risky if you dont ensure that the chart data on your GPS includes the most current chart updates via Local Notices To Mariners (LNM) from NOAA.How often do you update the nav data on your GPS? You will need to figure out how to do this if you want to keep current. A big part of NOAAs transition effort will be centered around developing the procedures that will be needed to get the most current chart updates in the new electronic format to mariners who are using a very wide range of electronic devices, ranging from pocket-sized cell phones to huge, purposebuilt vessel navigation systems with television-sized display screens. If youre an old-school mariner „ one of the few of us who dutifully records LNM updates by hand on your paper charts „ you may be nervous about having your paper charts taken away. NOAA recognizes that there will still be some desire for printed charts, so there will still be paper versions available via print-it-yourself or print-on-demand systems utilizing paid chart vendors. This program is still under development, and NOAA is asking for feedback from users who think they will continue to use paper chart documents. Get information about the newŽ NOAA paper charts online at https:// bit.ly/3rGTboG. NOAA does need to take our navigation into the digital world. It can easily be argued that this should have happened years ago. But no matter your feeling on the matter, its the end of an era for sure as our comfortable old paper charts fade into history. Lets go fishing!Capt. Ralph Allen runs the King Fisher Fleet of sightseeing and fishing charter boats located at Fishermens Village in Punta Gorda. He is an award-winning outdoor writer and photographer, and is a past president of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association. Contact him at 941-6392628 or Captain@KingFisherFleet.com. End of an eraNOAA says its time for paper charts to give way to the digital world FISH CASSEROLEA clip-n-save seafood recipe provided by2 lbs any white sh 2 tsp minced onion 1 greenpepper , chopped 2 cups shreddedcheddarcheese 3 tsp butter 3 tsp our 2 cups warm milk 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 cup wheat germ Preheat oven to 350°F. Blend butter and our. Stir in milk, salt and pepper. 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€PAGE 6€MARCH 18, 2021BoatingAndFishing.com Mike Fox and Steve Kundl brought back this nice pair of tripletail from 60 feet of water off Gasparilla Pass. Newlyweds Mike and Meg Lambrix from Belleville Lake, Mich., teamed up to catch and release this seatrout. Glen Jonker of Rockford, Mich., with a smooth puffer. Rich Coleman caught and released this 28-inch snook with a frozen shrimp while visiting from Ohio. Dane Hilston of Englwood with an overslot redfish caught on a Skin Series 17MR MirrOdine in Lemon Bay. WHERE THE PROS SHOPTO REBUILD A BOAT FROM MOTOR TO HULL, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN!WWW.MARINETRADINGPOST.COMFOUR LOCATIONS:1156 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Ft. Myers, FL 33903 (239) 997-5777Hours: M-F 8-6 € Sat. 8-5 € Sun. 9-3 4694 N Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33980(941) 766-1044Hours: M-F 8-5:30 € Sat. 8-5 € Sun. 9-3 15600 San Carlos Blvd #170, Ft. Myers, FL 33908(239) 437-7475Hours: M-F 8-5:30 € Sat. 8-5 € Sun. 9-3 989 S. Airport Pulling Rd., Naples, FL 34104(239) 793-5800Hours: M-F 8-5:30 € Sat. 8-5 € Sun. 9-3 NEW ITEMavailable in 20, 75, 100, 165 & 400 QT DEKA BATTERIESavailable in Starting, Dual Purpose, Deep Cycle & Jet Skiadno=3788077-1 Largest Selection of Marine Parts in SW Florida! Your Fiberglass Supply Store All Locations open on Sunday

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€PAGE 7€MARCH 18, 2021 WaterLine file photoA river tarpon drifting through tinted water. Springtime silverMost people dont think of March as tarpon time in Southwest Florida. But if you are patient and persistent, chasing silver in early spring can very easily be done. Now, dont expect the fish to be here in great numbers „ most of the migratory fish are still well south of us, so what were seeing right now are mostly resident fish. However, a lot of big ones stick around for winter, so March tarpon are often large. The average fish is 80 to 120 pounds, with a scattering of 30to 60-pound fish tossed in. The upper Peace River is where a lot of our large resident fish go during the cool months. They sit in the deep holes and dont do a whole lot, just waiting for warm weather to return. Now that its here, theyre ready to be tarpon again, and job one is to find some food. The best places to look are in the deeper bends of the river, from the Nav-A-Gator restaurant up to the 761 bridge. A couple of consistent spots are around the power lines, near Riverside RV Resort, around the water treatment plant, Liverpool and just before the conflux with Shell Creek. The best way to fish is to anchor and soak baits. Anchor on the edge of the channel to avoid most of the boat traffic, and dont anchor on a blind corner. You may need to chase a hooked fish quickly, so your anchor line should be tied to a buoy, ready to toss overboard when you hook up. You dont see river tarpon rolling much because they dont need to. Rolling is mostly a way for them to grab a bit of oxygen from the atmosphere, and right now the water is still cool and well-oxygenated. Besides, with all the gar in the river, it is easy to confuse the two. But they are there „ really.The bait of choice in the river is hardhead catfish tails. If the catfish is really small (say, 10 inches or less), you can use it whole, but with bigger catfish you only want the back half. Catching them is usually easy with chunks of squid or frozen shrimp on the bottom.Naturally, catfish are always around except when you need them. Sailcats „ the ones with extra-long fin spines „ dont work nearly as well. Cut mullet, ladyfish and pinfish work, but catfish is best. If you must use other cutbaits, use big chunks to reduce your gar bycatch. These toothy fish are fun in their own right but very annoying when youre trying to hook a tarpon. I usually use three medium-heavy rods when anchored. Each is rigged with 4 to 6 feet of 60or 80-pound fluorocarbon leader and a 7/0 Owner Mutu Light circle hook. The first bait goes about 60 feet out, somewhere near the edge of the channel dropoff. Ill tie a balloon about 4 to 6 feet above the bait to keep it suspended in the water column.The second bait is cast to a different point along the channel dropoff, but this one gets weighted so it stays on the bottom „ early-season tarpon can be very lazy scavengers. The third bait is free-lined about 30 to 40 feet behind the boat, depending on the current.If youre a night owl, the U.S. 41 bridge, El Jobean and the Cape Coral Causeway are all holding river fish. Fish the shadow lines with large live or dead baits, letting them drift toward the bridge. The fish here will vary in size from 10 to 130 pounds. Youll have more flexibility if you use a trolling motor, but anchoring will work also. For some light-tackle fun, the PGI canals, Edgewater Lake and Spring Lake are seeing a lot of smaller tarpon in the 10to 40-pound range. These teenagersŽ also overwintered here, but in the backcountry rather than the rivers. Theyll probably leave in fall with the migratory fish. Small lures are really the only way to catch them. DOA TerrorEyz and 2-inch Storm swimbaits are the two best choices, but if those arent eagerly accepted be ready to experiment with anything and everything in your tackle box. Were still several weeks away from the traditional tarpon season, but if you just cant wait, there are fish out there to be caught. Of course, no matter what size they are or what month it is, tarpon are always tarpon, and that means theres going to be some frustration if you insist on trying to hook one. But look on the bright side: Maybe the best thing about early tarpon is that you can catch one without buckets of sweat pouring out of you. What could be better? Robert Lugiewicz is the longtime manager of Fishin Franks in Port Charlotte and a co-host of Radio WaterLine every Saturday from 7 to 9 a.m. on KIX 92.9 FM. Contact him at 941-625-3888. 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€PAGE 8€MARCH 18, 2021BoatingAndFishing.com A BASIC GUIDE TO THE WATERS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LOCAL POINTS OF INTEREST: 1-Bayshore Piers, 2-Laishley Pier, 3-Ponce de Leon Park Pier, 4-The Skating Rink, 5-Alligator Creek Reef (Charlotte Harbor Reef), 6-Matlacha Bridge, 7-Sanibel Lighthouse Pier, 8-Jug Creek, 9-The Phosphate Docks, 10-Danger Reef, 11-Gallagher Cut, 12-The Tailing Flats, 13-Placida Pier / Placida Trestles, 14-Ski Alley (western cut), Rag Alley (eastern cut), 15-Tom Adams Bridge/Ainger Pier, 16-El Jobean Pier, 17-Snook Haven, 18-Venice Municipal Pier, 19-Venice Jetties. the Intracoastal. 15 14 10 5 4 18 17 13 8 7 3 16 11 6 1 Venice Venice Inlet Lyons Bay Dona BayRoberts Bay Alligator Creek Venice Beach Nokomis Beach Caspersen Beach Blind Pass Beach Forked Creek & Rotonda West Gottfried Creek Rock Creek (Ainger Creek) Oyster Creek ICW #8 Buck Creek Englewood Beach Manasota Key Knight Island Don Pedro Island Little Gasparilla Island (closed) Gasparilla Island Boca Grande Placida Coral Creek Cat“ sh Creek Whidden Creek BOCA GRANDE PASS Johnson Shoals Cayo Costa Sand” y Key Devil“ sh Key Cayo Pelau Cape Haze Point Tarpon Point North Port SARASOTA COUNTY € Blackburn Pt Boat Launch € 800 Blackburn Pt Rd, Osprey € Dallas White Park € 5900 Greenwood Ave, North Port € Higel Park € 1330 Tarpon Center Dr,Venice € Indian Mound Park € 210 Winson Ave, Englewood € Loreto Bay Access € 800 Loreto Court, Nokomis € Manasota Beach Park € 8570 Manasota Key Rd € Marine Boat Ramp Park € 301 E. Venice Ave, Venice € Marina Park € 7030 Chancellor Blvd, North Port € Nokomis Beach Park € 901 Casey Key Rd € Snook Park € 5000 E. Venice Ave, VeniceDESOTO COUNTY€ Brownville Park € 1885 NE Brownville St € Deep Creek Park € 9695 SW Peace River St € Desoto Park € 2195 NW American Legion Dr € Liverpool Park € 9211 Liverpool Rd € Nocatee € 3701 SW County Road 760 € Lettuce Lake € 8801 SW Reese StCHARLOTTE COUNTY€ Ainger Creek Park € 2011 Placida Rd, Englewood € Butterford WaterwayPark € 13555 Marathon Blvd, Port Charlotte € Darst Park € 537 Darst Ave, Punta Gorda € El Jobean Boat Ramp € 4224 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte € Harbour Heights Park € 27420 Voyageur Dr, Punta Gorda € Hathaway Park € 35461 Washington Loop, Punta Gorda € Placida Park € 6499 Gasparilla Rd, Placida € Port Charlotte Beach € 4500 Harbor Blvd, Port Charlotte € South Gulf Cove Park € 10150 Amicola St, Port Charlotte € Spring Lake Park € 3520 Lakeview Blvd, Port Charlotte Myakka Cuto Alligator Bay Tippecanoe Bay PEACE RIVER Port Charlotte Gorda Gorda Isles Charlotte Heights Cattle Dock Point Hog Island Grassy Point U.S. 41 bridges Alligator Creek Ponce Inlet Whorehouse Point THE WEST WALL THE EAST WALL Pirate Harbor Burnt Store Coral St James Two Pines Smokehouse Bay Blind Pass (not navigable) Blind Pass (closed) Little Pine Island Indian Field Matlacha Pass Punta Rassa CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER N. Captiva Island Captiva Island York Island Regla Island Cabbage Key Captiva Shoal Part Island Patricio Island Useppa Island Jug Creek Shoal This map is not intended for navigational purposes. Refer to a nautical chart for navigation information. Pineland Tarpon Bay Pelican Bay Placida Harbor S. Venice

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€PAGE 9€MARCH 18, 2021 OUTDOOR NEWS BULLETIN BOARD If you have an event you want included in the Outdoor News Bulletin Board, email it to Editor@WaterLineWeekly.comRIVERSIDE PARK RAMP CLOSED TO BOATSThe boat ramp at Riverside Park (8120 Riverside Dr., Punta Gorda) will be closed to motorized vessels until further notice. The ramp will remain open for non-motorized vessels, such as kayaks and canoes. For information, contact Community Services at 941-613-3220 or CommunityServices@ CharlotteCountyFL.gov.PARKS THAT TEACH GUIDED TOURSCharlotte County will be holding Parks that TeachŽ guided tours from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month through May. Tours are led by the University of Floridas Master Naturalist program volunteers. Participants will walk through the pathways, while viewing the unique ecosystems of the mangroves. Tour guides will identify trees, shrubs, and explain how these plants can fit into home landscape. Experience the habitats that support many different Florida creatures including alligators, wading birds, turtles, fish, raccoons and crabs. Tours are free and depart from the Punta Gorda Charlotte Library (401 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda). To reserve a spot please register online at https://bit.ly/3eETR8k or call 941-764-4340.PEACE RIVER PADDLINGJoin a guided kayaking trip on the Peace River. Free if you bring your own kayak, or rent equipment for $30 per person. Paddle with an experienced guide and explore remote areas of the Peace River. These trips are intended to be easy paddling for everyone to have fun, meet people with similar interests, and enjoy the outdoors. We paddle from 9 to 11 a.m. each Tuesday if weather permits. Meet at Nav-AGator 30 minutes prior to departure. Sign up by calling Steve Burroughs 813-857-4634. Trips are provided by KayakEcoTours.com.FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT SALEThe Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will hold a plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon March 20 at Cedar Point Environmental Park (2300 Placida Road). All visitors are required to wear masks and practice social distancing while selecting and purchasing plants. For more info, contact Ruth Ward at 224-425-9367.WATER QUALITY TESTING WITH CHNEPJoin CHNEP from 9 to 10 a.m. March 20 to participate in water quality community science. The EarthEcho Water Challenge is an international water sampling program that runs annually from March 22 (the United Nations World Water Day) through December. The EarthEcho Water Challenge builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local waterbodies. CHNEP will be hosting a Zoom presentation on how to participate, as well as provide water sampling kits for pickup. We look forward to empowering water stewards in our area. Register at http://bit.ly/3fTVFXu.WALKS AT WILDLFLOWER PRESERVEThe Lemon Creek Wildflower Preserve (3120 Gasparilla Pines Blvd, Englewood) is newly restored and open to hiking for members. Members and nonmembers may also attend a number of free walks, such as the following being presented by guide Bill Dunson in March: € March 22 will be a walk discussing estuaries on the western loop trail along the tidal Lemon Creek and two salt water lagoons. € March 27 will be devoted to identifying insects such as butterflies and dragonflies and the plants and habitats they require. € March 29 will be a discussion of plant succession and how it will be dominating the regrowth of the preserve after restoration. All walks will be from 9 to 11 a.m. and require a signed waiver. Masks must be worn and personal distances maintained. No smoking or pets. No reservations required. For further information, contact Bill Dunson at wdunson@comcast.net.ENGLEWOOD BEACH WATERFEST POKER RUNThis event will be held March 27 with a pre-party at TTs Tiki Bar (33 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda). Pack the PantryŽ is the theme for supporting Charlotte County Homeless Coalition and Englewood Helping Hands. Join the poker run by boat, car or motorcycle. Visit five stops with a chance to win $500 or many other prizes in raffle drawings. Stops include The Village Brew House in Fishermans Village, Four Points Sheraton Docks in Punta Gorda, Riviera Bar & Grill on Alligator Creek, Cass Cay Restaurant in Burnt Store, the Ice Cream Social Boat at Port Charlotte Beach (accessible by boat only), and the Twisted Fork on S.R. 776. Please visit EnglewoodBeachWaterfest.com/poker-run for more information.BIRDWATCHING TRIPSThe Venice Area Birding Association (VABA) will host a trip in search of burrowing owls on April 6. For more info about this trip or the group, email Abbie Banks at amberina@aol.com.FISHING SEMINARS AT LUIGISRobert Lugiewicz, Capt. Karl Butigian and Capt. Josh Olive will present a fishing seminar series, to be held at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Luigis Family Restaurant & Pizzeria (3883 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte). The inaugural event will be held April 15, and the topic will be getting ready for tarpon season. Seating is limited and must be reserved. To reserve your seat, call Capt. Josh at 941-276-9657 (leave a message).NAUTICAL EXPOThe 2021 Nautical Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 15 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16 at the Lee Civic Center (11831 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers). Attendees can expect to see Southwest Floridas most popular boats and fishing skiffs, kayaks, nautical exhibits, coastal gadgets, jewelry, outdoor sportswear, as well as fly-tying demonstrations, outdoor furniture, exotic nautical wood and metal art as they browse the indoor and outdoor coastal market. General admission is $12, and to encourage boating and fishing in our youth, kids under 18 are free. For more info, visit NauticalMileMagazine.com. Do you have an event for the Outdoor News Bulletin Board? Send your event information to Editor@ WaterLineWeekly.com. Deadline is two weeks before you want it to print! Shutterstock photoKeep your reels clean, and theyll be ready to go when you need them. Keep it cleanMake shing tackle maintenance a habitI had a trip last week that included both a fly-fishing client and a spin-fishing buddy of his. This happens quite often, so its not a real problem „ but obviously, I needed both types of gear on the boat. As I was getting all of the rods and reels together for the trip I decided that it was a good time to do maintenance on everything. Thats a lot of gear to clean, check lines, leaders, lures, flies, etc. „ a solid half-day project. I at least rinse my gear after every trip, but then every couple of weeks I do a thorough cleaning of the gear Ive been using. Taking care of your tools in any situation is important. Carpenters, mechanics, dentists, doctors, etc., all have to take care of their tools. And they dont (normally) have salt water to contend with as we do. Lets talk about the fly gear in specific, but it applies to the spin and conventional gear as well.Keeping a flyrod clean and ready to use is easy and simple. When washing equipment, whether its a rod, reel, pliers or whatever, a quick blast from the garden hose can hurt as much as it helps. Be careful to not use the jet setting on a nozzle. Instead, lightly spray and rinse your gear. A strong blast will knock off some of the salt and grime but may also drive some of it into the cracks and crevices of your reel (and also into your line and backing), causing trouble later.The best method is to use warm water with a mild detergent-free soap and washcloth, paying particular attention to rod guides and feet, the cork grip and the reel seat. On the latter, move the bands and locking rings back and forth to clear any salt under them. Rinse with warm water and dry. My rods go back in the boat or on a rack in the garage so they rarely are taken apart. I recommend breaking down your rods at least every two weeks or so. Clean the ferrules and use a little old-school paraffin or spray them with Pledge or Reel Magic to keep them lubed and easier to put together or get apart when the time comes. Check your snake guides and feet for rust and wear. Check your stripping guides for the same and also for missing or cracked rings.Even the best reels are constructed of at least some parts that can corrode, and they have countless nooks and crevices for salt and moisture to hide. They are remarkably durable tools, but Ive seen corrosion on even the finest reels. I suggest starting to maintain your reel even before you load backing and line on it.Coat it thoroughly with a corrosion-resistant product, such as Reel Magic, Pledge or Boeshield. Spray the inside of the spool, any ventilation holes, and the insides and outside of the frame. Be careful not to coat tiny springs, drag surfaces or small bearings. Some lubricants and rust preventatives remain liquid or leave a very thin coating, but Boeshield and Pledge will leave a thicker, waxy layer „ ideal for protection, but not so great for lubrication or on a drag.Like your rods, keep your reels covered when not in use. Make sure they are also dry when you put their covers on. I dont like to see anyone set their reels on the ground to string the rod, it drives me crazy. Nice clean grass, maybe, but much better to keep the reel off the ground somehow. I have taught my students and clients for years to lay their hats on the ground as a barrier. It works great.Besides getting grit inside the reel, its easy to scratch through the outer coating on many reels, which quickly results in corrosion. If any scratches have completely cut through the anodizing, I suggest covering those areas with clear fingernail polish to slow down the corrosion process. When you clean and lube the drag, follow the manufacturer specs and you should be good to go. Fly lines have to be replaced every once in a while and are crazy expensive now, which is all the more reason to take care of them. The majority of lines are made of an outer layer of PVC or a polymer over one of several core materials. Chemicals, excessive exposure to heat and sunlight, and abrasion can and will damage them. Keep fly lines out of the sun as much as possible when not in use. The plasticizers that keep the line coating supple break down, causing the line to stiffen and crack prematurely. Bug spray and sunscreen can kill a line quickly, so be careful. If you keep stepping on your line on the deck (especially while wearing shoes), cut that out! And dont kick it out of the way; you will end up twisting the line and cracking the coating.Keep your lines clean. Lacking anything better, wrap your shorts or shirt around it and pull the line through it a couple of times. For lines with self-lubricating coatings, micro abrasive pads (such as those made by Scientific Anglers) are great for removing caked-on algae, salt and other debris.After the days fishing, rinse the line well. To get your line really clean, strip it into the bathtub with a little warm mild soapy water, stir it around a bit, then run it through a towel as you put it back on the reel. Let it dry fully before the reel cover goes on. Gear maintenance is a chore, but its necessary if you want your tackle to be in top shape. Take care of it, keep it clean, and ƒ Stay fly. Capt. Rex Gudgel is a fly fishing guide in the Boca Grande area and an International Federation of Fly Fishers Master Certified casting instructor. If youd like to take casting lessons, book a trip or just need more fly fishing info, contact him at 706-2543504 or visit BocaGrandeSlamFlyFishing.com or CastWithRex.com. STAY FLY • CAPT. REX GUDGEL

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€PAGE 10€MARCH 18, 2021BoatingAndFishing.com Shutterstock photoNo matter where youre going or for how long, a float plan is a really good idea for every boating trip. Filing a float planIt sure has been a crazy week with plenty of wind, rough seas, and even a touch of red tide in the areas I conducted on the water training. After a session on the water, I joined an impromptu conversation with a group of boaters at the marina. As they stood by their boat, I heard them talking about what wouldve happened if they had an issue while out on the water and couldnt make it home.I listened attentively as one of the boaters elaborated that no one would have found them „ because nobody knew they were gone. As a Navy submariner, it was time to apply one of the core competencies instilled in each one of us at a young age: If in doubt, feel free to apply a little leadership. As I walked over to join the discussion, I knew exactly what direction I wanted to steer the conversation. They needed to know how to file a float plan and become brilliant on the basics.A float plan is a document created by boaters that encompasses detailed information about the boat outing. It includes vital information about yourself, the vessel, and its passengers. In the event of an emergency, it may very well save your life. Your float plan should be left with a competent friend, family member, trusted agency, or if applicable, with the boating club or marina where you are a member.By design, if the designated person or agency does not hear from you by the chosen time, they will notify the appropriate authorities. Having a detailed float plan can make the difference between a successful rescue operation or a search-and-rescue action thats like finding a needle in a haystack. Past lessons learned clearly show the U.S. Coast Guard and other rescue agencies rely heavily on the details in your float plan to help locate you in the event of an emergency. The more details you provide, the higher the probability you will return home safely „ so be sure to include plenty of details.Whats in a float plan? At a minimum, details about your vessel, its passengers and your route and destination. But the more information, the better. A good float plan will include your vessels registration number, its length, a photo of your vessel, your passenger count, engine type and horsepower. If you towed your boat to a boat ramp, include details about your vehicle, such as the license plate number, color of your vehicle and the make and model of both the vehicle and trailer. It may also be helpful to include boat insurance information (if covered) in the event you need assistance from them. So now that we have the attributes that make up a float plan, lets take a closer look at a few key components.PASSENGER INFORMATIONWhether you are traveling alone or bringing passengers, your float plan should contain background information on each person aboard. List each persons name, address, contact phone number, emergency contact information, and any known allergies or medical conditions.ROUTE AND TRAVEL PLANSInclude a brief itinerary of your voyage so your designated representative knows when they can expect you back. If your voyage is extended, check in periodically „ especially if your plans have changed. At a minimum, your float plan should include your departure time and date, expected duration, the estimated return time and date. Ideally, it will include details of your planned travel route, including any stopping points.HOW TO FILL OUT A FLOAT PLANTheres a plethora of resources to help you develop a custom float plan. You can create your own, download a copy from an agency such as the U.S. Coast Guard or obtain one from a local boating or yacht club.Once you complete your float plan, do not submit it to the U.S. Coast Guard or any other emergency responder. Instead, distribute it either digitally or by hard copy to your friends, family or marina staff if applicable. Ensure you give them instructions regarding who to contact (such as FWC, the U.S. Coast Guard, Sheriffs Office Marine Patrol, etc.) and when to do so if they do not hear from you.PRE-TRIP CONSIDERATIONSBefore departing, check the weather, verify you have all onboard safety equipment such as your VHF radio and personal flotation devices. Inspect your first-aid kit and ensure its stocked with all the basics. Next, you should take a few more pre-trip steps that may help reduce the likelihood of ruining your boating trip. Here are a few items you may want to look at: Examine your boat for damage or leaks. Verify your fuel and other fluid levels (make sure the gauges actually work). Ensure your batteries are charged. Pack a small tool kit. Test controls, such as the throttle. Verify fire extinguishers are charged. Visually inspect any other safety equipment, including flare expiration dates. Finally, make sure your vessel registration is current and onboard and packed in some type of waterproof container. If trailering your boat, check tire pressure, inspect tires for excessive wear, ensure you know the condition of your wheel bearings, check all trailer lights for functionality, locate the registration, visually inspect the trailer electrical plug, and ensure you have the correct tow ball and receiver installed and locking devices as applicable. Now, you may think none of this matter because youre just going out for a couple hours of fishing or cruising to the sandbar and back. But thats what everyone thinks, until things go wrong. Taking out insurance on your own safety by developing and using a float plan may be the difference between life and death. Always remember, expect what you inspect. Capt. Jack R. 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€PAGE 12€MARCH 18, 2021BoatingAndFishing.com Shutterstock photoIf you noticed the ducks, you might have Abbie Banks Syndrome. If you automatically identified the species, you definitely do. The syndromeBirders are always birding. They bird in the field. They bird in the house. If they hear a call that is interesting enough, they will run outside even in their jammies. I just hope no one is in the bathtub and hears a weird bird call.They also bird on the road. Car birding is a natural habit. Oh, look, theres a red-shouldered hawk on a telephone pole. Oh, look, a male cardinal just swooped across the road in front of us. Oh, look, thats the 20th osprey nest Ive seen on this road. Driving anywhere is a reason to bird. Im lucky „ Im rarely the driver, thanks to Don. This enables me to have a better look at all the birds we whiz by the fields and trees and ponds. Actually, I guess that means all the other drivers on the road are lucky too. I wonder how many car crashes are caused by sudden bird sightings. Lately the car birding has been quite good. Just this week, I spotted a mature bald eagle which to me is always good luck. On the same day, I watched a roseate spoonbill in Englewood fly over right in the center of town. I was elated to see a swallow-tailed kite „ one of my favorite birds „ flying over the treetops as we drove south on I-75. Its the first one Ive seen in 2021, and a sure sign of spring. Birders look forward to the return of migrating birds. So, my extremely brilliant editor dubbed my car birding the Abbie Banks SyndromeŽ in one of his recent columns. Over the past weeks, I seem to have attracted some slight fame. I have received phone calls, emails and posts on Facebook regarding Abbie Banks Syndrome. My Venice Area Birding Association friends and even folks I never met are still referring to my psychological disorder. The thing about the syndrome is that it spreads easily, even without direct contact. In fact, if youre not a birder, this column may get stuck in your head, and you might acquire this condition whether you want it or not. When youre in the shotgun seat and not driving, you may realize that youre looking at the birds and wildlife in the sky and along the highway. If that happens, youll discover the time allotted (because of the speed of driving) does not give you much time to identify the bird. Birders identify birds in many different ways, so here are some helpful tips. We can tell immediately which woodpecker we are looking at by the head shape and the body size. I have identified both pileated and red-bellied woodpeckers on a drive-by. Many refer to the pileated as the cartoon character Woody Woodpecker because of the size and shape of the pointed feathers on the head. If you see a lump (a hump lump, I call it) on a branch in a tree near the trunk, its most likely an owl. If its close enough, see if you can make out a round head or a head with little ears. That will tell you if you are seeing a barred owl or a great horned owl. These would be the common owls to sight in Southwest Florida. Pay attention to the terrain. Along many highways, there are ponds in the median. In the burbs, there are many water-filled ditches and creeks. In these spots, you will look for waders, which can include great egrets, great blue herons, snowy egrets, tri-colored herons and such.When you pass open pastures where cows are grazing, look for cattle egrets. They generally walk along the ground, or sometimes perch on the cows backs. Dont get confused if you see an indistinguishable white thing in a tree. Its probably a plastic bag.When we go over the Peace River, I am always looking for ducks bobbing on the water. Its difficult to identify ducks from afar. However, if they are nearby, size and shape will be helpful. Mergansers have a unique head shape; black ducks are large. Gulls will be floating around also, but are much paler than our wild duck species. If you are passing a pond and see a small duck disappear and then pop back up, it is likely a pied-billed grebe and not a duck. In addition, if you are traveling across the Peace River bridges at dusk, you can try counting the gazillion double-created cormorants that come to roost on the wires. Good luck with that; I run out of fingers quickly and dont get very far. As you can see, there are many little tricks you can use to make living with Abbie Banks Syndrome easier and more fun. Keeping a bird field guide in the car can also be of great help. National Geographics Guide to North American Birds is my favorite, but I have a Peterson guide in every vehicle. Road birding is certainly habit-forming, but please be careful if you are driving. I have been known to whip a uey for a better look at a bird, but only after making certain there are no other vehicles on either side of the road. I used to have a bumper sticker that read I brake for birdsŽ so other drivers would at least have some warning! Abbie Banks is a member of the Venice Area Birding Association, a group of folks who want to enjoy the environment and nature without the cumbersome politics of an organized group. For more info on VABA or to be notified of upcoming birding trips, visit AbbiesWorld.org/references. html or email her at Amberina@aol.com. 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€PAGE 14€MARCH 18, 2021BoatingAndFishing.com Major League Fishing photoTournament angler Larry Nixon agrees with Greg: Spinning reels and bass fishing are a fine combination. Gettin’ my spin onOver the past two months, I have experimented with some wacky rig fishing and other techniques that are not really suited for baitcasting tackle. Ive never been much for spinning rigs, but I decided it was time to broaden some horizons and start looking at some different ways to catch bass. Actually, I do have one spinning rod. I use it to fish a drop-shot rig in clear water, and I have produced numerous bass this way. The sad part is, I have not used it in quite some time. It has laid in the bottom of the boat for four years without seeing much daylight „ but that is about to change.The drop-shot is a weighted rig, but its very different from a Carolina or Texas rig. With a Carolina rig, you put on a heavy weight followed by a leader back to the bait. In a Texas rig, a bullet weight sits right in front of the bait (free-sliding or pegged in place).By contrast, the drop-shot has a hook tied on first where you rig your bait, followed by a leader with the weight tied to the very end. This allows the bait to fall quickly but stay elevated from the bottom. You can set the gap between weight and bait as long or short as you would like, depending on the vegetation or bottom structure youre fishing.Ive been playing with wacky rigs since the start of this year. I had to borrow a friends spinning rod because I simply do not have another one to tie this rig on. Ive had some success with this in the early going, and its something that I am now including in my arsenal „ which will require more spinning tackle.If you arent familiar with the wacky rig, its nothing more than a weedless hook right through the middle of the body of a senko or trick worm. It falls very slowly since theres no weight. I can skip it up under docks and get after those bass that do not want to be found.Both the drop-shot and wacky rigs are going to see more use on my boat. But in order to do that, I need some new equipment. A couple of rods are in the works from my friends over at Reaper Rods, and I went and picked up a couple new spinning reels down at Bass Pro Shops. I should have the rods this weekend, which will give me two days to practice with them and get them dialed in the way I want them to work. As you can see, I hate to retie baits, but each of these rods has a unique characteristic to them. The drop-shot is a lighter rod and can be much shorter, depending on where you are fishing. The wacky rod needs to have a very flexible tip to shoot or skip that bait under the docks, but also has to have some backbone to get bass out of those areas. A stiffer rod will allow you a good hookset and get that bass moving your way.These spinning outfits will also see use fishing some smaller plastics in the post-spawn season, because casting those lighter baits doesnt go well with a baitcaster. For small plastics I like a longer rod that I can get a good sweeping hookset with. I want a lighter tip on a medium heavy action rod so that I can still fight those bass out of heavy cover.For all these types of techniques to work effectively, quality spinning equipment is obviously best. Reaper Rods and Lews reels have me covered. The line can be a bit tricky with each of these rigs though. For drop-shotting, I prefer a light line: 10-pound test fluorocarbon is about right. Im generally using small hooks and baits, so the light line is essential in real clear water.For wacky rigging I move to braid and throw a 30-pound line. This gives me good feel, a slow fall (because braid will float), but enough strength that if a bass winds around a dock post, I can still effectively work it out without breaking off. Finally, a heavier fluorocarbon line is used on the long-casting small bait set up. Im usually fishing this in cover, so light line isnt appropriate.If you arent utilizing spinning rigs in your bass-fishing arsenal, you may be leaving some catches behind. Once I started doing this more often at the start of this year, I have caught bass I know I would have missed with other techniques. Having more options available will only enhance your chances of catching bass. You owe it to yourself to at least give these methods a try. You may like the results you see. Greg Bartz is a tournament bass fisherman based in Lakeland. Greg fishes lakes throughout Floridas Heartland and enjoys RV travel around the Southeast with his wife and tournament partner, Missy. Contact him at Greg.Bartz@ SummitHoldings.com. 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LOCAL AVERAGE SIZE: About a pound. WORLD RECORD: 9 lb, 0 oz FOOD VALUE: Very good, and usually the perfect size for making grouper sandwiches. HABITAT: Open Gulf waters; mostly 80 to 200 feet deep. Usually found on reefs and wrecks, though Swiss cheese bottom can also be productive. LEGAL METHODS: Hook and line or spearing. No snagging. Reef sh rules apply. Non-o set circle hooks are required when using natural baits and a dehooking device must be available and used when needed. FISHING TIPS: Rock hind arent noted for being picky or hard to catch. Cut sh or squid is eagerly accepted. Although big ones pull OK, most are small and caught on heavy bottomshing gear. NOTES: Often mistaken for the red hind (strawberry grouper), but is usually plainer in color. The liberal bag limit makes both sh very popular where they are found in good numbers. 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