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Title: Venice gondolier sun
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Place of Publication: Venice Fla
Publication Date: February 15, 2006
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 56, no. 7 (April 4-6. 2001)-
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BREAKFAST IN BED FOR A SPECIAL LADY


Park fi restarter



finally arrested

Residents of the Pinebrook area can finally rest
easy after the culprit believed to be behind nearly
20 fires in the park turns himself in..


BY JJ. ANDREWS
ASSISTANT EDITOR


Famed chef Emeril LaGasse visited Venice on Tuesday as part of his annual breakfast-in-bed tribute to a special
woman. Jackie DeVita was the honored breakfast recipient.


Cupid is greenwith Emeril
CU E s


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

S -While 450 friends and family
members impatiently yet quietly
waited in the chilly morning air
Tuesday, Emeril LaGasse knocked on
the front door of the DeVita home on
Jackson Road in Venice.
With him was a camera crew from
ABC's "Good Morning America."
Behind the barn was a crew from
the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota Hotel, led
by head chef Frederic Morineau.
Emeril had flown in from Las
Vegas Monday to serve a Valentine
breakfast in bed to Jackie DeVita and
to do it live, on camera, in Venice. He


came because of eight letters that
had been sent to show producer
Bryan O'Keefe who had flown in
from Los Angeles Monday for the
remote segment, which was being,
filmed live in Venice.
"I read each of the 4,000 entries,"
O'Keefe said. "There were several
that were deserving, but there was
something so special about this that
tugged at the heart."
Among the letter writers were
Jackie's mother, Christine Leary, and
sister, Colleen Leary.
Emeril has been preparing break-
fast in bed for special Valentines for
'six years. That is when ABC producer
Margo Baumgart came up with the


idea, which has grown exponentially
in the intervening years to become
every woman's dream.
DeVita's husband. Dr. Richard
DeVita. and sister, Colleen Leary,
learned on Super Bowl Sunday that,
Jackie was the winner. Their job was
to keep it quiet while also making
sure that friends and family knew
and would be there to share the sur-
prise.
ABC's job was to assemble the
crew for the remote, and fly LaGasse
in from Las Vegas, O'Keefe from Los
Angeles and Baumgart and others
from New York. One of those New

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Anxious and fearful resi-
dents around Pinebrook
Road had their fears relieved
Tuesday.
Venice Police Department
finally caught the Pinebrook
Park firestarter. And they got
him practically red-handed,
right, after setting a fire
Saturday.
Jeffrey Glenn Oswald, 39,
of 117 N. Portia St., Nokomis,
was arrested at 2:25 p.m.
Tuesday and charged with
four felony counts of inten-
tional burning of land.
Because no buildings ever
caught on fire, Oswald cannot
be charged with arson.
"We feel pretty 'confident
this individual is responsible
for the recent series of fires,"
Deputy Chief Dan McGoogan
said. "There was a lot of anxi-
ety out there for a lot of rea-
sons."
Venice police and fire de-
partments have been investi-
gating since last April, and
there have been at least 17
intentionally set fires. Pine-
brook Park is a complex of dirt
fitness trails in a heavily
wooded area, surrounded by
youth athletic fields and resi-
dential neighborhoods.
Oswald has been charged
with four of those fires. More
charges could be brought.
Bond was set at $4,000.
VPD took Oswald into cus-
tody Saturday as he left the
scene of the most recent
Pinebrook Park fire.
McGoogan credited quick
thinking by dispatchers and


patrol officers to react as soon
as the fire call arrived, send-
ing units to the area. Oswald
was spotted riding his bicycle
away from the scene.
At the police station,
Oswald allegedly admitted on
tape to setting Saturday's fire
and three others. Oswald was
not arrested then because he
asked to visit a therapist to
discuss some mental health
issues, according to Detective
Sgt. Mike Treanor.
The suspect was told he'd
be arrested this week, and
Tuesday he turned himself in.
"Sometimes you've got to
bend a little to get the most
out of it," Treanor said. "It's
not the first time we've done
this."
Unexplained
Police officers identified
Oswald as a suspect in early
January. He was released for
lack of evidence.
The fires then stopped for a
period.
"We knew we were barking
up the right tree in January,"
Treanor said.
No motivehas been identi-
fied.
"We don't know why,"
McGoogan said. "Some of
these things, with something
like this, we may never know
why."
For almost a year police
and fire departments have
stepped up patrols of the
area.
There never was any prop-
erty damage or injuries, at
Pinebrook Park or elsewhere.


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Bypass widening could wipe out stores


One possible right-of-way design would shut
down Splash, Wolf Camera and many more
businesses.


BY JJ. ANDREWS
ASSISTANT EDITOR

Store owners along U.S. 41
Bypass may be looking for a
new home.
Initial designs for the
state's U.S. 41 Bypass widen-
ing project have been re-
leased. Potential right-of-way


acquisitions show the ex-
panded road taking up large
tracts of property along the
western boundary.
Businesses that could be
affected the most severely are
between Venice Avenue and
Gulf Coast Boulevard, includ-
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"My reaction to that is,
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people if they go through with
that plan," said one store

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that would have to be relocated if the widening goes ahead.


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Ken and Mary Mexel of Venice were married on July 4,
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CUPID from Page 1A
Yorkers coordinated the logis-
tics, including making ar-
rangements for the satellite
feed to the New York studios
where the show airs daily
from 7-9 a.m. weekdays.
Preparations also included
the delivery of an ornate brass
double bed fitted with red
quilts, pillows and a big Teddy
bear. When one is having
breakfast in bed, a big cozy
bed is a must.
Colleen told Jackie that she
had to be up at 5 a.m. for a
Valentine surprise.
"I just thought we were
going out somewhere special
for breakfast," Jackie said.
Even middle child Michael
who Colleen said can rarely
keep a secret, kept this secret.
Whenever his mother tried to
find out from him if some-
thing was going on he would
run away, saying, "I don't even
want to talk to you," Colleen
said.
"She (Jackie) knew noth-
ing," Colleen said. "Once, her
husband rented a Greyhound
and took a big bunch of us to
Clearwater to go on a pirate
ship for their son's 7th birth-
day. She knew something was
happening, but not what.
"I've never won anything,
but it was so easy to write
about her."
Jackie was diagnosed with
cancer last June and is in
treatment. The outpouring of


love from the community was
not so much about her illness
as about the love of DeVita
family and friends for Jackie.
LaGasse prepared the
Devita breakfast inside a
state-of-the-art Windsor
coach from Monaco Coach of
Tampa. It was lent for the
occasion by LazyDays RV in
Tampa, and was fully
equipped with everything
needed by LaGasse for the
preparation of sticky buns
and waffles with strawberry
sauce.
Strawberries dipped in
special green tea chocolate
were prepared by Morineau
to decorate the plates.
Morineau and his crew had
arrived at 5 a.m.
"They may be frozen waf-
fles by now," LaGasse said
during the first of three out-
door segments. I
The air temperature was
barely above freezing. Most
people were wearing winter
garments, hats and gloves so
rarely worn in Florida as they
hovered around the fancy
brass bed, which had been set
up on the lawn in front of the
house for the occasion.
While Lagasse served
breakfast to Jackie, Morineau
and his crew were there to
serve breakfast to those
friends and family.
Crowds of adults and chil-
dren, including school friends
of the three DeVita children,
had begun gathering at the


DeVita homestead shortly
after sunrise on what might
turn have been the coldest
day in Venice this year. There
were representatives from
Pine View School, Loveland
Center and the Incarnation
School in Sarasota.
Morineau knew about the
event a week ago and, like
everyone else, kept it all a
secret.
"They faxed us the
recipes," Morineau said
about his part in the breakfast
preparations. "The cinnamon
buns were from his kids cook
book."
Despite the cold, everyone
stayed on, following the
direction of Erdek to "soft
clap, cheer and be quiet" as
one segment stretched into
four.
"It was so good the (New
York) kept coming back for
more," he said. "Charlie
(Gibson) and Diane (Sawyer)
were moved to tears in the
studio."
Erdek, like O'Keefe, also
was moved.
"I'd like to see a miracle
happen here," he said.
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Council wants to meet with VHA


Members worried the public housing
redevelopment project could be a bust.


BYJJ.ANDREWS
ASSISTANT EDITOR

Venice Mayor Dean Cala-
maras didn't appreciate find-
ing out about Venice Hous-
ing Authority's redevelop-
ment project
through the
newspaper.
The fact the
story dealt
with potential
overcharging
and question-
able apart-
ment designs
made it even Calamaras
worse.
At Tuesday's city council
meeting, Calamaras and other
members admitted their
concerns and called for VHA
Executive Director Peter Lo-
pez to come and speak be-
fore council. The Venice
Gondolier Sun was the first
to report how 42 percent of
the project's cost is tied up in
fees, and how the new apart-
ments would be made of
wood instead of concrete.
"It's about time we bring
the director in," Calamaras
said. "It's time for Peter Lopez
to come in and tell us what's
going on."
City council does not have
any direct oversight of Grove
Terrace Apartments, the only
public housing complex in
South County. VHA board
members are appointed by
council, and the city reserves
the right to take over opera-
tions during emergency situa-
tions.
VHA is rushing its project
in order to win financing for
redevelopment, which has
led to a project outsiders
and public housing residents
do not want, according to
council member Rick Tacy.I
the city's former liaison to
VHA.
"They seem to have gotten
into a horse race to see how
fast they can get this grant
done," Tacy said. "I have a real
concern with that. They've
been so focused on moving
ahead, they're unwilling to
listen to others. ... (The pro-
posal) has got a real hotel
feel to it."
The comments came fol-
lowing audience participa-
tion comments by affordable
housing developer Brad
Baker, a Venice High School
graduate and local resident.
His analysis of the pending
deal at Grove Terrace "maxi-
mizes developer profits" and
"is a big giveaway."
Baker was not given the
chance to bid on the project
last year, despite coming up
with the idea in May 2004.
Baker said he was "basically
thrown out" of VHA's offices
by Lopez in 2004 while at-
tempting to share his idea of
building 120 units at a cost of
$12 million.
VHA's proposed deal would
bring 72 units at a cost of
$11.3 million.
Baker used to be execu-
tive director of the Florida
Housing Finance Corp., which
is the statewide affordable
housing corporation VHA
submitted its grant to. He
also was president of Kansas
Home Builders Inc., an af-
fordable housing developer
based in Kansas City, Kan.,
that was one of the first in
the country to use low-in-
come housing tax credits.
"I hope somebody who
cares does something," Baker
told city council. "This is an
asset to the city."
School tax questioned
Sarasota County School
District could only muster a
5-2 vote of confidence from
city council
Tuesday.
Neither Bill
Willson or
o d John Sim-
monds voted
to support
the district's
upcoming 1-
mill referen-
Simmonds dum vote to


supplement school funding.
Their biggest problem was
how Superintendent Gary
Norris has failed to show
how the money would be
spent, or even how much
was needed. Simmonds
pointed to how some school
board members thought only
05. mills were needed.
"Voting against little kids
in school is terrible, but I can't
support this," Simmonds
said. "They haven't told us
what they're going to spend
it on.... All (Norris) has done
is assure us he's going to
spend it, and I'm sure he will."
The discussion and vote
came up after Vice Mayor
Fred Hammett pointed out
that Venice was the only


government group in the
county to not issue an en-
dorsement.
Other agenda items
Here are the highlights
from other agenda items
Tuesday:
New interim chief- City
council approved naming
Deputy Police Chief Dan
McGoogan the city's interim
top cop starting March 1.
Chief Jim Hanks is set to re-
tire Feb. 28, and council has
not selected a replacement.
Interviews with the top six
candidates are slated for Feb.
21-22. The top two candi-
dates will be named by mid-
March. Hanks has spent all
30 years of law enforcement
with the VPD, the last five as
police chief. The top six can-
didates are Major David
Allen, Miami Beach, Fla.;


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Deputy Chief Cara Blunt,
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Fla. (retired); Deputy Chief
James Harn, Cooper City, Fla.
(retired); Chief Roger Reinke,
Marco Island, Fla.; and As-
sistant Chief Julie Williams,
Lansing, Mich. (retired).
Eagle Point Water Tower
- Council members ordered
Eagle Point Homeowners As-
sociation to honor a 1991
preannexation agreement
and restore a historic water
tower that has fallen into
disrepair. The homeowners
had asked for permission to
tear it down. Preservationists
accuse Eagle Point of pur-
posely letting the tower de-
teriorate.
City vs. county relations
- The city manager gave a
brief update on the strained


relations between the city
and county. A meeting may
be held April 6 or 7. Venice
and the county have been at
odds over land annexations,
transportation costs and
new development in North
Venice. City council and
county com-
missioners
are planning
a joint work-.
shop in April
to resolve dif-
ferences,
while top staff
will meet
March 17.
Some council Tacy
members
took issue and questioned if
the county is taking this
meeting seriously. County
commissioner e-mails have
joked about the types of
cookies and shape of tables


to be at the meeting. "(Sara-
sota County commissioners)
need to be thinking about
more than round or square
tables or what type of cook-
ies there'll be," Tacy said.
New finance director -
Council hired Jeff Snyder as
the new finance director fol-
lowing an 18-month search.
His starting salary would be
$108,000 a year.
Public Services General
Manager- Council filled this
new, high-ranking manage-
ment position that will over-
see both utilities and public
works. Donald Jacobovitz
would make $92,500 a year.
Foundation Park -
Enter negotiations with Jon E
Swift Inc. for final design and
construction of Foundation
Park, at the comer of Tampa
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Sarasota County school
officials are looking into alle-
gations that a Venice Elemen-
tary teacher cheated on FCAT
Writing exams last week. A
fourth-grade teacher was es-
corted from her elementary
school classroom by admin-
istrators from The Landings
on Feb. 7.
"There is an ongoing in-
vestigation into improprieties
on FCATs by an individual at
Venice Elementary," said Scott
Lempe, director of human
resources, Sarasota County
School District.
Lempe said he could not
provide details on the on-
going investigation until its
conclusion, but did add that
instances of teacher impro-
prieties on FCAT tests are
rare, and that no other inci-
dents have been reported in
Sarasota County.
Lempe said the investi-
gation is two-pronged. First,
the school district will report
the incident to the Florida De-
partment of Education, which
will investigate on its own.
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revocation of the person's
teaching license."
A separate investigation by
the school district will also
take place, but won't be
made public until after the
state concludes its investiga-
tion. The district investiga-
tion could result in no ac-
tion, internal discipline or
even firing.
Prompting
District officials confirmed
fourth-grade teacher Gretch-
en Betts is the target of the
investigation. She allegedly
helped explain a test prompt
to students.
Prompts (instructions) are
written to elicit writing for
specific purposes. For in-
stance, narrative prompts
may direct students to re-
count an event, according to
the Florida Department 'of
EducationWeb site.
They have two basic com-
ponents: the writing situa-
tion and directions for writ-
ing. The writing situation
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once instructions are given
to students at the beginning of
the exam, and the exam is
opened, students cannot ask
questions of the teacher that
relate to test questions, or
even about the written di-
rections since they, too, are
part of the exam testing a
pupil's ability to understand
the question or prompt.
Betts was reportedly turned
in by a fellow educator after
bragging about the incident in
the teacher faculty room.
FCAT Writing took place
Feb. 7-8 in grades four, eight
and 10 throughout the state.
The exam tests for narrative
and expository skills in grade
four and persuasive and ex-
pository writing skills in
grades eight and 10.
Uncommon
While cheating on tests for
students isn't uncommon,
cheating by teachers is, say
school officials. Two years
ago only eight instances
were investigated in Florida
public schools.
While it isn't known yet if
the Venice Elementary in-
cident was purposeful or acci-
dental, there is growing con-


cern improprieties could be
on the rise.
Some teachers who've
been caught in the past
cheating on FCATs cite the
extreme pressure teachers
and students are under to.
perform well on the high-
stakes test. There is also
pressure keep down reten-
tion levels and placate par-
ents.
Others say Florida's pro-


posed E-compensation
plan (unveiled this past
week), which gives bonuses
to teachers whose students
perform well on FCATs, will
only exacerbate the situa-
tion.
And there are more im-
plications: If class tests are
disqualified from the
school's No Child Left
Behind data that determine
financial rewards, it could



mean the lost of tens of
thousands of dollars in state
incentives.
"It shows the type of
stress teachers are under,"
said a retired educator who
asked to remain anonymous.
"You can expect this to be-
come even more common."
Attempts by the Gondolier
Sun to reach VES principal
Theresa Baus were unsuc-
cessful.


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manager, who asked his
name not be used. "As far as I
can say, there's going to be a
lot of angry property owners."
Florida Department of
Transportation staff will share
the plan at a public workshop
March 16. Officials at Venice
City Hall already have copies
of the proposed design.
City Manager Marty Black
said the new plan makes
sense. Instead of affecting
businesses along both sides
of U.S. 41 Bypass, this latest
design affects mostly west-
side properties.
This will keep state right-
of-way acquisition costs


lower. That's been a major
hurdle in finally widening the
3-mile stretch of road be-
tween Bird Bay Plaza shop-
ping center and Center Road.
W hole better than half
FDOT is in the midst of
creating a new design plan
because the 1993 plans are
outdated and the right-of-
way land wasn't purchased.
Originally, bypass widen-
ing was estimated to cost $16
million, but is predicted to
top $60 million in 2008 when
funding becomes available.
However, this newest
design plan cuts the land cost
by $10 million because the
right of way is almost entirely


on one side of the road. Black
said the lower cost is because
only one set of land owners
must be negotiated with, not
two.
"It was worthwhile for the
state to go through this revi-
sion," Black said. "It's almost
better to have a complete tak-
ing of property rather than
just half. You tell a business
owner half their parking is
about to be eliminated, and
they'll tell you they can't oper-
ate."
The plan has only recently
been released, so it's unclear
how many property owners
will sell willingly and how
many others will go to court.
Still others may attempt to


continue operating with less
parking except those clos-
est to the Venice Avenue in-
tersection, where the design
actually goes through the
Splash building, Wolf Cam-
era, the Democratic Head-
quarters office and several
other buildings.
CRA redux
There still is no funding for
the project Both the city and
county are lobbying the state to
allocate the estimate $52 mil-
lion needed for the project.
Once the money does go
through, expect the talk from
2004 about redeveloping the
city's industrial area to return.
Venice conducted a study of


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with his plans to build a mari-
na, a restaurant and condo-
miniums where their trailers
now stand.
Mary and Klaus Alsteid
sold the park off Old Eng-
lewood Road on Lemon Bay
to Sarasota developer Mark
Flannagan for $7.8 million.
The park is a land-lease
park, which means people
own their homes and lease
the lots. The average rent is
$325 per month.
All of the homes are too old
to move, since they don't
meet current hurricane stan-
dards.
Of the 106 homeowners, 30
percent are year-round resi-
dents.
Walking away


Any action by the county
commission would only
affect year-round residents,
Staub said.
"They only have a home
here," she said. "Everyone else
has homes somewhere else
and is not being kicked out
onto the street."
Commission Chair David
Mills said the land owners,
who are prof-
iing on the
sale, should
also be a pan
of the
process.
"For them to
walk away
and leave this
behind is a
Mills real problem
for me," Mills
said.
Commis-
sioner Paul
Mercier was
1 . worried about
taking the
idea too far
and prevent-
ing land own-
Mercier ers from see-
ing the poten-
tial of their land.
"There isn't a solution to
this," Mercier said.
Commissioner Nora Pat-
terson said the commission-
ers do not have to approve
any of Flannagan's plans
when they come up for a
rezoning application, but
admitted the property rights
issue could overshadow other
matters.
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statute providing only $1,375
as compensation is unfair
and even unconstitutional.
"This is a taking of proper-
ty," he said of being forced to
leave a home in which he has
invested. "They get nothing
for that. They are being
deprived of their fair market
value. That isn't right."
Bernstein said if the buyer
were the government in an
eminent domain process,
each homeowner would be
dealt with individually.
"Instead, the developer is
dealing with the land. owner
and we're at the mercy of the
forces behind this," he added.
One homeowner bought a
home for $40,000 just one
week before the sale was
Announced.
Bernstein said he believes
the state law that provides for


the $1,375 also allows the
county to block the sale and
future development.
He also wants everyone to
benefit from a commissioner-
led initiative.
Staub said she has heard
this argument and that it was
possible, but the owner could
raise the rents so high the
homeowners would be forced
out just as effectively. Then
the developer could reapply
for the zoning change.
"There is no right answer
to this," she said.
The worst part
Mills went so far as to say
he is unsure the waterfront
property is the best place for
aging mobile homes.
He visited Charlotte Coun-
ty immediately after Hurri-
cane Charley and learned


about what can happen to the
older homes during a hurri-
cane.
"Safety has to be an ele-
ment of the discussion," Mills
added. "The newer homes
weren't affected."
Staub later said she want-
ed the board to discuss the
issue related to Shady Haven,
but said it is a bigger issue as
the trend across Florida is to
convert mobile home parks
to other types of develop-
ment.
"There is no other afford-
able housing which is compa-
rable," she said. "The worst
part of this is the people hurt
the most are.the people who
are in their 80s and 90s and
have nowhere else to go."

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the area bordered by Sea-
board Avenue and the bypass
and deemed it a blighted dis-
trict, eligible to be designated
a Community Redevelop-
ment Area.
A CRA would fund govern-
ment projects with what's
called Tax Increment Financ-
ing, where new tax revenue
created by increasing land
values would stay within the
redevelopment district. This
government reinvestment
encourages private develop-


ers also to invest.
Property owner fears and
joint-planning talks with
Sarasota County deadened
talk of creating a CRA in Ven-
ice.
Bouncing back from losing
that many businesses to a
road project just might re-
quire a CRA, according to the
city manager.
'A CRA would be appropri-
ate in this area because of the
substantial impacts from the
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BY BARRY MILLMAN
STAFF WRITER

A bill introduced by mem-
bers of the Charlotte County
legislative delegation that
could help counties through-
out Florida dramatically
increase their available hurri-
cane shelter space passed its
first test last week.
The proposed law, filed by
Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bra-
denton, and Rep. Michael
Grant, R-Port Charlotte,
would ease existing rules to
allow local governments to
use their infrastructure surtax
revenue to build emergency
shelters or share those
funds with private sector enti-
ties to create shelter space
within their own projects in
return for sheltering local res-
idents in an emergency.
According to several offi-
cials, the bill, which was
approved unanimously by the
Senate Domestic Security
Committee, could be of enor-
mous help in solving a dilem-
ma that plagued Florida
counties as eight hurricanes
and four tropical storms bat-
tered the peninsula over the
past two years namely, how
to provide adequate tempo-
rary emergency shelter space
for residents in a cost-effec-
tive way.
"The impact of this bill
could be huge because local
governments rely heavily on
that tax to fund infrastruc-
ture," said Charlotte County
Budget Director Ray Sand-
rock. "Nobody wants to build
large shelters that could sit
idle for years. The time is right
for something like this. There
are numerous opportunities
for us here in Charlotte right
now as the public and private
sectors are rebuilding for the
future to partner and provide
the shelter space we need."
Sandrock estimated the tax
passed by the county in 2002
will raise $110 million over six
years.
Wayne Sallade, the coun-
ty's emergency management
director, said the legislation
was especially exciting be-
cause money derived from
the infrastructure surtax -
popularly known as "the
penny sales tax" in Charlotte
- could be combined with
revenue from other counties
on joint public shelter pro-
jects as well as private sector
collaborations.
"We used it that way when
we partnered with Sarasota
County to build the Win-
chester Boulevard evacuation
route," he said. "We've been
saying for years if we had any
money available for a shelter
project like the one we've
been speaking to Sarasota
about in the eastern part of
the county up there, we'd be
interested in kicking in. With
Babcock Ranch and all the
other projects on the drawing
board in the county, the pos-
sibilities for increasing our
shelter space are certainly
there. It's a smart, common-
sense approach, and I love it.
"Now, if they could only
come up with a bill to raise
the entire state 10 or 12 feet


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Fire Chief Mike Johnson
admitted his crews were con-
stantly being called out to the
area on Pinebrook Road.
Luckily, none of those fires
happened at the same time as
a fire or car wreck somewhere
else.
Not enough credit can be
given to the police who
worked this case, Johnson
said.
"They worked extremely
hard to arrest this guy,"
Johnson said. "They put in a
lot of hours on this, and
deserve the credit."
You can e-mail J.].
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into service as a shelter for
1,400 and collapsed when
the storm hit.
."The county could have
used the extra money avail-
able to them and made sure it
was built to appropriate shell-
ter standards" he said. "Gov-


higher above sea level, we'd
be all set."
A recent report by Florida's
Department of Community
Affairs Division of Emergency
Management estimated there
will be a shortage of adequate
emergency shelter space for


1.3 million residents heading
into the 2006 hurricane sea-
son.
To become law, the bill
must receive several more
hearings in both chambers of
the Legislature before it can
be sent to Gov. Jeb Bush for


his signature.
Rep. Michael Grant said
the legislation might help
avert a situation similar to
what happened at the Turner
Agri-Civic Center in DeSoto
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Government closes for national holiday


County sets priorities in workshop


BY BOB REDDY
STAFF WRITER


The cost of running a gov-
ernment and prioritizing
where tax money should be
spent is an ongoing struggle.
Sarasota County commis-
sioners took part in a work-
shop Monday designed to
determine the focus of the
board and to incorporate
those interests into an action
plan.
The work is the culmina-
tion of several meetings
County Administrator Jim
Ley said are part of an on-
going conversation to focus
the county's budget.
During the previous meet-
ings, board members ranked
lists of initiatives or issues
that were whittled from 140
to 56 and subdivided into 13
general categories for Mon-
day's meeting.
While the list was cut down,
Deputy County Administra-
tor David Bullock said issues
will be pared or elevated as
the needs of the community
change.
Ley added that some of
the items on the list are act-
ually goals or broader issues
that encompass many things
already being done.
The first item listed is
called: Aligning affordable


housing, economic develop-
ment and transportation (in-
cluding transit) planning
activities.
"This is an evolving exer-
cise for us as we try to think
strategically and decide how
do we accommodate needs,"
Ley said.
Any item ranked third or
lower by the board was
dropped. A separate staff
ranking was available for
comparison.
A return
Bullock said the priorities
will be rated again based on
four criteria: whether the
item is already mandated by
the state or federal govern-
ment; the amount of influ-
ence the county can have on
the issue; how much staff
and money would be needed
to achieve the goal; and the
impact on the county if the
goal is achieved.
The staff will be working
on those items in the next
few weeks, Bullock said.
"This will begin to define
where our efforts will be," he
said. "Ideally, this prioritiza-
tion will help us focus our
resources. When you invest,
you can have a return."
Ley called the entire dis-
cussion an expanded current
and future budget discussion


on emergent and pre-emer-
gent issues.
The result could be a re-
alignment of resources.
Temperature-taking
Commissioners were in-
terested in trying to include
citizens in the prioritizing
efforts, but staff said many
methods provide general
guidance and not anything
specific.
"People don't understand
the pressures being made on
local government," Ley said.
"This is a budget issue, but
this is a communications is-
sue with the community."
Past county surveys have
been revealing as people
change their priorities if the
solution would mean an in-
crease in taxes.
Ley described them more
as a way of temperature-
taking rather than learning
what people really want.
No one tool of getting in-
formation or setting priori-
ties, either through the board
or staff, is all encompassing,
Bullock admitted.
"We are trying to figure out
a process to make prioritiz-
ing choices," he said.
The entire process is being
evaluated at all levels of the
staff as an evolution of an
understanding of a whole


policy.
"This works up and down,"
Ley said. "Providing an out-
come statement and how
are you going to measure
effectiveness are key compo-
nents of this."
It boils down to connect-
ing people with a purpose
and will be used as a teach-
ing tool within the county
government.
While the list of priorities
is encompassing, Bullock re-
minded the commissioners it
must all be managed within
the county's main business
of providing services.
"We still need to run our
micro-businesses," he said
of garbage pickup, maintain-
ing roads and other things
the county does on a daily,
week-ly and yearly basis
and which will continue no
matter what becomes the
highest priority.
The board will receive
regular updates of the ef-
forts with an examination
into the potential financial
impacts of the priorities.
This will be done so the list
can be trimmed down into a
clearer focus so it can be
integrated into the overall
county budget.

You can e-mail Bob Reddy
at: breddy@sun-herald.com.


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County offices could

consolidate after land buy


BYJACKGURNEY
PELICAN PRESS
,1 When Sarasota County
was forced to scrap its $35
million Field Operations Cen-
-er project near the Fruitville
Road intersection with 1-75 five
.ears ago, it scrambled to find
enough office space for growth
management services. Now it
finally appears to have a plan.
On Feb. 7 the county
commission agreed to spend
t6.5 million for an 11.2-acre
Parcel behind its 1301 Cat-
lemen Road office complex,
d consider a $37 million
proposal to renovate the
combined sites into a con-
$olidated services center.
H The vote was not unani-
nous. Commissioner Jon
haxton strongly objected to
Pending $5 million of gener-
l fund revenue for the pur-
:hase. Since a lot of the
county'ss business is growth-
elated, he felt at least some
Sf the money should come
om impact fee revenue.
"Don't misunderstand me.
think this is a great acqu-
sition," he said. "What I ques-
ion is the source of funds.
These will be our administra-
ion facilities for the future.
wouldd we use impact fee rev-
enue to reimburse the general
und for future development?"
County Administrator Jim
rey didn't directly answer the
question.
"The reimbursement will
come," he said, "when we get
out of leased facilities that are
I located farther south."

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leases a 2817 Cattlemen Road
office complex for some of its
environmental services.
If the purchase agreement
for what is known as the
Mictron Property at 6050
Porter Way is successfully con-
cluded, Ley indicated the
county would sell off its 1001
Sarasota Center Road office
complex and move public
works employees over to the
consolidated site.
Questions
In 2001, the county pur-
chased what became known
as the "BOB Building" for $6.3
million and. spent another
$3.65 million converting it
from shell space into a com-
pleted office facility. Last
year, an appraisal estimated
the building's value at $10.7
million.
The vote last week raised
numerous questions that will
have to be answered in future
discussions.
Two structures are current-
ly located on the 6050 Porter
Road site: a 10,000-square-
foot office building and a
10,000-square-foot machine
shop. Property owner Michael
Weinstein wants to tempor-
arily occupy the machine
shop until he can relocate.
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a complete renovation of the
1301 Cattlemen Road and
6050 Porter Way sites is not
inclusive. Staff officials noted
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West Villages project gets go ahead


BY ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER
STAFF WRITER


Some audience members
at Monday's North Port City
Commission meeting weren't
happy DiVosta Homes got
permission to build 328
dwelling units in the West
Villages without a post-an-
nexation agreement with the
city.
"I'm sure the developer
here has the best intentions,
but despite that, (plans)
sometimes fall through," said
resident Pete Pederson. "I'm
concerned we don't have an
agreement here yet. Is this
going to cost the West Vil-
lages anything if something
falls through before we have
a PAA?"
Commissioner Fred Tower
III informed Pederson and
the audience that the West
Villages would be responsible
for a fire station and solid
waste collection if plans for a


traffic concurrency."
Scrapped
In 2001, the county was
forced to scrap a new $35 mil-
lion Field Operations Center
project near the Fruitville
Road intersection with 1-75
and reluctantly settle for the
much smaller "BOB Build-
ing," which was unofficially
named after county facilities
official Bob Cobb.
The 60-acre Fruitville Road
parcel could have accommo-
dated a 250,000-square-foot
complex, but a 1994 Sarasota


PAA fall through.
"They will pay the cost of
solid waste until a PAA is
approved," Tower said. "And if
a PAA is not approved by
June 30, they will also pay
the city for solid waste equip-
ment and police vehicles, as
well as $1.5 million towards
a new fire station."
Resident Steve Hewitt was
more concerned about the
proposed location of a sew-
age treatment plant.
"With you approving these
things without the PAA in
place, it's growing larger and
larger," Hewitt said. "The land
will get used up and soon
there will be no other place
for the sewage treatment
plant.
"They want to put an 82-
acre sewage treatment facility
on the wetlands; that's my
yard. They've submitted their
plans, and they haven't even
considered anything else.
They have thousands and


County Charter amendment
approved by voters capped
the commission's ability to
borrow more than $10 miq-
lion if the debt was to be paid
out of property taxes.
Efforts to get around the
charter provision failed
when the Florida Supreme
Court ruled local govern-
ments cannot retire bond
debts with utility franchise
fee revenue. The commis-
sion could have asked voters
to approve the ill-fated pro-
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the area of Phases LA and 1B
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infrastructure that will be
dedicated to the city at no
cost to the city taxpayers,"
Boone said. "It's done every-
thing it's said it would do so
far, and we look forward to
having the PAA finished
soon."
As he left commission
chambers, Hewitt expressed
disappointment with the
commission's approval of the
ordinance.
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Lemon Bay League encourages unified efforts


Opening on CRA advisory board


BY BOB REDDY
STAFF WRITER

The development of the
region will either happen by
design or default.
With that in mind, the
Lemon Bay League is seeking
the support of local organiza-
tions and government bodies
to create a unified vision for
development in the region.
From Alligator Creek and
Center Road in South Venice
to Buck Creek in Rotonda
West, the Lemon Bay Water-
shed links the area, which is
divided by an invisible county
line.
This was the message
delivered to the Englewood
Community Redevelopment
Area Advisory Board Thurs-
day by representatives from
the league.
The league has made simi-
lar presentations to Sarasota
and Charlotte county com-
missioners in the past two
months and received full sup-
port.
At the heart of the push is
an effort to receive a $250,000
Gulf Coast Community Foun-
dation grant to do a study of
the impacts of growth and
development within the
watershed.
"We are a natural link to
your efforts," league member
Steve Suau said. "There is a lot
of money in this region, and
we want to coordinate all of it
and harness the energy to get
more done."


The league was able to do
that by linking eight organiza-
tions to create a Lemon Bay
Interagency Watershed Plan
in 2004.
Their next effort is to con-
nect the activities of various
interest groups, such as
homeowners associations,
the two counties and busi-
ness organizations to coordi-
nate planning and projects.
"We want to connect all of
the activities," Suau said. "The
CRA boundary is the center-
piece of this."
The league received per-
mission to use the CRA's
money as leverage to develop
its plan to apply for the foun-
dation grant.
Anne Merrill, also of the
league, said the plan would
have components for vacant
lot redevelopment and would
work with existing neighbor-
hoods to determine the im-
pact on Lemon Bay.
"It appears a tremendous
gift is being laid at our feet,"
said Advisory Board Vice
Chair John Fellin.
Board member David
Senkpiel said he is tired of
more talk of planning and
would rather see action.
Suau said the goal is to
coordinate what is happening
now within the CRA and
apply it to the region beyond.
League officials were sup-
ported by the board and were
told it would be good if they
would provide regular
updates about their progress.


In other CRA business:
Advisory Board Chair
Mary Ellen Diez will be mak-
ing an annual report of the
CRA's activities to the county
commissioners on Feb. 21.
At the same meeting,
Chris Davis, the county's CRA
project coordinator, will also
make a presentation to pro-
vide the commissioners an
update of the CRA's activities.
Davis will review the status of
projects and look at ways to
move the CRA's efforts for-
ward.
There will be a joint advi-
sory board/county commis-
sioner meeting March 21.
There will be a State Road
776 Corridor Advocacy Group
meeting at 10 a.m. Friday,
Feb. 17, at Lemon Bay Park.
There will be a visioning
workshop conducted by
Robert Gray of Strategic
Planning Group Inc. to dis-
cuss the future of the study
area within the CRA at 6 p.m.,
Thursday, Feb. 23, at the
Englewood Sports Complex,
1300 South River Road.
The meeting is being held
to discuss ideas and mea-
sures that will help attract
new businesses and develop-
ment in the downtown busi-
ness and surrounding areas.
To learn more about the
application process and the
CRA, call Davis at 473-9795.

You can e-mail Bob Reddy
at: breddy@sun-herald.com.


BY BOB REDDY
STAFF WRITER


Anyone who has ever com-
plained about what is hap-
pening in the area and want-
ed to do something about it
now has a chance to make an
impact.
There is an opening on the
Englewood Community Re-
development Agency Advis-.
ory Board, and people have
until Feb. 17 to apply.
Chris Davis, the CRA man-
ager for Sarasota County, said
there has been an opening
ever since Bob Sisum re-
signed from the advisory
board in December. He was
first appointed in July 2004,
and his replacement would
fill out his four-year term until
July 2008.
"It is important that we fill
this position soon," Davis
said.
The CRA currently encom-
passes 4,400 acres centered at
Dearborn Street and Indiana
Avenue and includes portions
of Manasota Key to the west,
Overbrook Gardens to the
north, the Morris Industrial
Park to the east, and the Char-
lotte County line to the south.
Sarasota County Commis-
sioner Shannon Staub said
she hopes people who have
special skills and talents will
apply for the board spot.
"I think the CRA advisory


board is becoming one of
most critical boards in the
county, with all of the exciting
things which are going on,"
Staub said. The CRA is going
through a market analysis to
help guide it through future
development.
Money well spent
The CRA uses tax incre-
ment financing, in a process
where money is accumulated
through property taxes that
are above the based rate set in
1998, when the CRA was first
developed.
Any increase in property
values and subsequent in-
crease in taxes above the base
is put into the CRA fund.
As with any CRA, the first
few years generate very little
money, but as time has pass-
ed, the pot generated each
year has grown to where
bonding becomes a viable
option.


One reason the increases
in recent years have been so
much larger is the fact that
Manasota Key is part of the
CRA and its large homes
account for a large portion of
the tax revenue.
CRA money has been put
into street lighting on West
Dearborn Street, the brick
pavers there and business
storefront improvements. Fu-
ture money could be used for
any projects the advisory
board supports and the coun-
ty commissioners approve.
The only qualification for
applicants is that they live
within the confines of the
CRA in Sarasota County.
To pick up an application,
go to the CRA office at 2 Old
Englewood Road, at the end
of West Dearborn Street, or go
online at scgov.net.
To learn more about the
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OPINION


EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
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FAX: (941) 484-8460
bmudge@venicegondolier.com


OUR VIEW




Creative ideas surfacing in housing area


A well-intentioned bill proposed by State
Rep. Frank Attkisson, R-Kissimmee, is a
good first step toward easing an afford-
able-housing dilemma. But it is just that a
first step.
Attkisson is pushing an Affordable Hous-
ing Bill (HB 835) that would provide money
to teachers who have difficulty finding
homes they can afford in Florida.
The "teacher housing assistance" provi-
sion in the bill would give teachers of math,
science, exceptional-student education and
reading as much as $25,000 to help with
down payments, impact fees and other costs
of building or moving into a new home.
The plan would require teachers to re-
main in the county where they are hired for
at least five years. Attkisson wants counties to
partner with the state by waiving impact fees
for these teachers. Money used by the state to
help with down payments and so on would


come from the documentary stamp program
- which is basically a tax on real estate trans-
actions.
Attkisson is on the right track. We need to
attract and keep good teachers. Taking into
account the projected hikes in population -
and increased competition from other
Southern states for teachers it is obvious
we face a serious shortfall in educators in the
next decade.
Many counties are already addressing the
problem by increasing teacher salaries. While
that is a smart idea, newcomers to Florida
find it more and more difficult to locate a
home they can afford.
That is at least an equal challenge in
attracting quality teachers and other pro-
fessionals.
We believe lawmakers should take a much
broader approach to the problem.
First, we need to assist all prospective edu-


cators not just those in certain fields.
Second, we need to take a statewide ap-
proach to affordable and workforce housing
- one that will aid all types of workers, not
just teachers.
Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, plans to
do just that.
Bennett is concerned about recruiting
good teachers, but he is more alarmed at the
difficulties all newcomers to Florida have
finding a home that fits their budget.
He says there are a number of areas that
need to be scrutinized before the state can
come up with logical solutions.
"I want to look at all sorts of government
regulations, like zoning, height require-
ments, surplus land, speeding up permitting
and setbacks," he said.
Bennett believes there are a number of
things state and local governments can do to
open up more affordable land for housing.


One example he gave is the fact that the
state's Department of Environmental Pro-
tection owns thousands of acres of land that
is not environmentally sensitive.
He suggested that land could be devel-
oped for multi-family housing projects.
"This is land that in many instances the
state bought as part of a package. A family
may have 1,000 acres it wants to sell, but only
half of it is environmentally sensitive. To pre-
serve the 500 acres, the state buys the entire
parcel."
Bennett pointed out that the Florida De-
partment of Transportation owns about
80,000 acres of land it may never use.
He suggested property such as this is ripe
for land trusts.
We like Bennett's broad approach to the
problem.
He will face plenty of hurdles in the
Legislature, but we support his efforts.


Sea shells and



sharks' teeth


ED MARTIN
COLUMNIST


A modem-day fable. Voters
entered a Venice polling
place; 150 signed in and pro-
ceeded to vote.
Ninety voted for John A.
Doe and 60 voted for Robert
R. Rowe. The machines tabu-
lated their electronic ballots
and presented the totals for
the precinct showing a total of
150 votes cast.
"A success," said Kathy
Dent, supervisor of elections.
"No overcount and no under-
count 150 in and 150 out."
However, a funny thing
happened on the way to the
count. Some 21st century bal-
lot-box stuffer had secretly
"hacked" into the machine
and changed the way it
counted the 150 ballots, so
that it gave 80 to Robert R.
Rowe and 70 to John A. Doe
- and a total of 150 showed.
When the elections offi-
cials and people in the
precinct saw Rowe's narrow
victory they were a bit sur-
prised because the district
usually voted the other way,
so they went to check the bal-
lots.
Since they were in Sarasota
County, they could not check
- there was no paper copy
created each time a person
voted. The election was suc-
cessfully stolen.
If you think such electronic
machines are not susceptible
to hacking, you are incorrect.
As a result, voting officials
elsewhere in the country have
overwhelmingly adopted
machines that can leave a
"paper trail."
Not here, however, where
Ms. Dent is "stonewalling."
So, citizens have begun a
petition drive to require
voter-verified paper ballots. If
you want more certainty that
your vote will be accurately
counted, contact the Sarasota
Alliance for Fair Elections, PO.
Box 51359, Sarasota, 34232-
0311. You can make checks
out to SAFE and mail them to
that address, if you are so
inclined.
Sign out. It would be nice if
the good folks at Century 21
would take down the tall, not
very attractive sign they have
atop a pole at Venice Avenue
and Business 41, greeting all
comers like a sore thumb.


Perhaps they might get by
with the two quite visible
signs they have on the build-
ing. The building, owned by
the Venice Company, houses
several retail establishments
and has been nicely re-
designed to meet the city's
codes, but I understand the
sign is not its responsibility
and may be nonconforming
soon, if not already.
Beach scenes. A fellow who
also writes columns for this
paper has recounted that
walking is part of his plan to
try to present a new, slim and
trim version of himself. As a
fellow traveler down that
path, I have rediscovered the
joy of walking down the
beach in the hour before sun-
set.
I don't know why I forgot
how great that is, and started
beating a treadmill to death in
a local establishment. The
gulf is a big part of why I
moved here in the first place.
Scenes on the beach:
childhood joys An impish
3-year-old girl kicked her rub-
ber ball right toward the
water. Her father, young
enough to really sprint,
reached it just in time. "He
saved it," a stranger cried. "I
kicked it!" she trumped him.
Teenage derring-do -
three teenagers were running
into the small waves, perhaps
a foot high, leaping onto their
skim boards at great speed
and surfing across the waves,
and if successful, turning
back to shore still standing.
The downside was they were
not always successful and
took some seemingly cata-
strophic falls, emerging with-
out needing 9-1-1, as I would
have. Ah, youth.
Quiet time with a parent -
An older woman sat in a
beach chair, a walker nearby.
At her feet, on the sand, sat a
young woman, almost cer-
tainly her daughter by their
facial similarities. They had a
pile of shells and were quietly
sorting through them. The
sun and soft breeze sur-
rounded them as did an
impression of peace.
On a windy, chill, day, the
waves had tossed a rose with
a long stem ashore. Over the
next several hundred yards,
far from a beach opening, I
came upon four more. Were
they left from a lover's picnic?
Were they thrown off, or per-
haps blown off, a boat? Or
might they have been part of
a memorial service? Every day
on the beach brings new dis-
coveries, new daydreams.
Majority rules city coun-
cil had an evening open
house last week and deserves
credit for meeting with peo-

Please see MARTIN, 13A


LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


Money does buy a better education


Editor:
A recent Let 'Em Have It' stated that "everyone seems to
think the more money you dump into the school district, the
better the students will be as a result" and went on to discuss
the writer's perception of private school education. I would like
to offer a different perspective on these issues.
Actually, studies have shown again and again that student
achievement can fairly accurately be predicted by the amount
of per-pupil expenditures by a district. So, it is true that the
more that is spent per pupil the higher the students in a school
district will achieve. In this case "everyone" is correct.
Private schools, to answer the writer's second point, do not
educate better than public schools. Public schools must edu-
cate all students within their boundaries regardless of ability,
background or disability. Private schools can discriminate as to
which students to accept and which to turn away. It is not a
level playing field.
Given the handicaps that public schools, by definition, must
deal with, they do a remarkable job.
Norman F. Braun
Venice


Wood construction
makes no sense
Editor:
Stop the nonsense of
allowing multi-unit residen-
tial structures to be wood-
frame constructed.
This is hurricane territory,
and it is inane to put people
in unsafe structures just
because they are low income.
Obviously that can only be
done with subsidized facili-
ties that are government
insured, because no private
insurance would be available.
Alternatively, if such struc-
tures are allowed, require the
builder to purchase a bond or
deposit security to pay for the
damage or injury when it
occurs.
Boyd Ferris
Osprey

Jack, he hardly
knows you
Editor:
It is hard to believe Scott


McClellan, White House press
secretary, when he said, "the
president does not know Mr.
Abramoff personally."
Jack Abramoff was a Bush
Pioneer in 2000 and 2004; he
raised $100,000 for each elec-
tion. Abramoff was on the
2000 Bush transition team.
He attended at least three
White House receptions.
Jack set up a meeting and
lunch for two of his clients
with President Bush and he
was present at that event. He
was a close personal friend of
Karl Rove and Tom Delay.
This reminds me of the
Enron-Ken Lay affair, when
Ken Lay went from "Kenny
Boy" to "Mr. Lay."
Alphonse DeFilippo
Englewood
Proud to make
way for development
Editor:
Waterfront is God's gift to
everyone. We are very fortu-
nate to live in a free society to


choose where we work and
where we live. This freedom
to make our own choices cre-
ates a variety of opportunities
in America.
The individual choices we
make put us in a position to
choose between buying or
renting a property in the city,
on a golf course or on the
sands of the Gulf of Mexico.
The tenants at Shady
Haven made a choice to enter
into a lease on their site with
the full understanding that
the change of land use was
imminent. Also, each tenant
was given the opportunity to
purchase their site seven
years ago for less than $29,000
(wow!), and again made a
choice not to buy. They flatly
turned it down.
The park is noncompliant
and uninsurable, which cer-
tainly does not make this
"safe affordable housing"
The redevelopment of
Shady Haven Mobile Home
Park does not affect many
tenants since the vast majori-
ty are part-time and use their
site to escape the winters just
like the tenants of the past.
This is a very positive move
that does not enrich a few but
enriches and benefits our
entire community.
The county will benefit
from higher taxes on the pro-
ject, which will provide funds
for all of us in our community.
I am very honored to be
involved in the beginning
stages of redevelopment that
will bring economic vitality to
Englewood.
Mark Flannagan
Englewood

EDITOR'S NOTE: Flannagan is
the developer of the mobile home
park property.


Why not worry
about real problems?
Editor:
Have these grouchy old
people of Venice got nothing
better to worry about than
skateboarders on the island
or people smoking, or walk-
ing their dogs at various parks
around town? Get a life, peo-
ple!
With Venice's average age
being 68.8 years, at this stage
of our senior citizens' lives
they are retired, no longer
worrying about bills or how
their kids are doing in school.
Instead, we have them worry-
ing about the island bridges
opening too often.
All these people complain
about neighbors not keeping
their yards perfectly groom-
ed, and their property values.
My God, what I would give to
only have worries like that.
And leave the skateboard-
ers alone. If you were their
age, you would be right there
with them.
Something you should
worry about is why you're still
driving when you know you
shouldn't be. Remember the
90-plus-year-old lady who
lost control of her Lexus and
almost drove through Nifty
Nic Nacs? Or the senior citi-
zen who was turning into
Publix from 41 a few months
ago, hitting a motorcyclist
and killing him instantly?
The state has to address
this issue. Maybe an 800
number to report events you
have witnessed. They could
call a driver in for a road test
after three calls.
Instead, we worry about
silly things. Heaven forbid
some guy cuts through one of
our parks while walking his
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Why you should care about impact fees


JON THXTON
GUEST ( 01 ,-

Aside from government
officials, home builders and
developers, very few people
pay attention to impact fees.
Since impact fees are only
charged on new develop-
ment, many feel they have no
reason to be concerned.
However, a comprehensive
look at what impact fees are
intended to do and what they
actually accomplish should
raise serious concerns for all
Sarasota County taxpayers.
Impact fees are a one-time
charge to new development
that can only be used to fund
infrastructure such as land,
roads and buildings needed
to service new development.
The fee can only be levied


to the extent that new devel-
opment benefits; from the
infrastructure built by the
fees. It can't be used to fund
existing infrastructure defi-
ciencies, or for maintenance
or operating costs.
An impact fee is actually
the sum of several fees that
are calculated individually,
depending on the cost of the
infrastructure. A formula is
developed that estimates the
proportionate share of the
need for additional infra-
structure for one develop-
ment unit (typically a house).
An easy example is water.
The impact fee is calculated
by dividing the cost of the
water treatment facility by the
number of customers it can
ultimately serve. If the facility
cost $10 million and is capa-
ble of serving 5,000 cus-
tomers, the impact fee would
be $2,000. However most im-
pact fee formulas are much
more complicated and sub-
ject to wide interpretation -
sometimes very wide.
Sarasota County has been
charging impact fees for
roads, parks, libraries and
emergency services for about
16 years. Hypothetically,


these impact fees were to
cover most of the cost of
infrastructure needed by new
growth, and capital budgets
would remain solvent. In real-
ity, infrastructure required for
growth is outstripping impact
fees by a wide margin, con-
tributing to future capital
budget deficits that could
choke a python.
And Sarasota County is not
alone. Virtually every growth
county in the state is desper-
ate to identify enough money
to fund the infrastructure
needed to accommodate fu-
ture growth. Despite collect-
ing impact fees for decades,
infrastructure budgets are
going bankrupt and Florida's
counties face congested
roads, crowded schools and a
diminishing quality of life.
One illustration of this
predicament is roads. Sara-
sota County has been assess-.
ing a road impact fee on new
growth since 1989. The for-
mula used to calculate the fee
is very complex and under-
stood by few. Despite sub-
stantial increases in the cost
of land, labor and materials,
this fee is virtually the same as
it was 15 years ago ($2,578 in


1991 versus $2,833 in 2006).
A recent study estimated
how much it would cost to
build a minimum road net-
work to accommodate Sara-
sota County's projected 2030
population. The study also
estimated how much money
would be generated over that
same period of time from
impact fees, gas taxes, prop-
erty taxes, telecommunica-
tion taxes and surtaxes.
The costs were estimated
at $1.8 billion dollars; the rev-
enues were estimated at $300
million. That's a deficit of $1.5
billion, on a $1.8 billion bud-
get.
Even though Sarasota
County subsidizes road im-
pact fees with more addition-
al revenue sources (primarily
paid by current residents)
than any other county in the
state, we can't keep up. We
can't even get close.
Regrettably, the county's
future school, recreation, ad-
ministrative and judicial facil-
ity budgets also have large
projected deficits. Many of
these infrastructure needs,
including roads, are already

Please see THAXTON, 14A


Lt II KS i ., 12A boarding, think how much
you would have enjoyed that
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near kids sitting on a nearby
bench. I guess he should be Jeff Roche
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pie who might not come in
daytime, and providing some
chance for anyone to ask a
question, or make a state-
ment.
I was pleased to hear coun-
cil member John Moore speak
of favoring more workshops,
where council members can
talk about issues and take
input, without the formal
strictures of a regular council
meeting.
I did find council member
John Simmonds' semi-fili-
busters tiring, as are his inti-
mations that data gathered
from Envision Venice meet-
ings and various petitions do
not really represent how peo-
ple in Venice feel.
Simmonds, whom I have
found to be a polite and
pleasant man when I have
interviewed him, seems to
feel he needs to be a cheer-
leader for certain issues -


particularly those supported
by the local political bosses,
the Citizens for Quality Gov-
ernment, which he helped
form.
He is not alone in that pur-
suit, but some members,
even having received cam-
paign contributions from this
political action committee -
as all sitting members have -
still show some indepen-
dence of thought and action,
for which we can be grateful.

Ed Martin, a full-time resi-
dent of Venice since 1994, is
active in community affairs;
serves on the board of a sci-
ence-related Fortune 500
company; taught public poli-
cy at Harvard and Columbia
Universities; and worked for
the Congress and executive
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Spoiled kids to blame for VES traffic jams


Too spoiled. About the parents who are picking up their chil-
dren at school and creating a big problem: Most of them that
should be taking buses are just too spoiled and have to be
picked up by their parents. I think it's a shame that these par-
ents have to create all these problems. Another thing is the
beautiful bike path that they've done around the Intracoastal
Waterway-- there are no lights. People can't walk at night. My
daughter goes does there at night and is afraid to walk. I think
that they should think about putting some lights instead of
planting $4,000 trees.


Sound of freedom. This call
is relative to the last meeting
concerning airport issues. One
of the people who stood up and
talked said he represented
Bellagio homeowner's associa-
tion. Well, he lives in Bellagio,
but he does not by a long shot
represent any of the homeown-
ers or all of thertm. There are sev-
eral airplane owners in Bellagio
and numerous pilots. Alot of us
would hope that the airport
can contribute and expand
even more and possibly get a
commuter service. I think he
might speak for some of the
seniors who have moved here
to heaven's waiting room. They
play golf and tennis and have
some time left, so a lot of them


just go to civic meetings and
complain. Hopefully they'll
find something constructive to
do with their time in the future
instead of trying to downplay
things that are very important
to the area to keep it alive and
growing. The other thing is, I
spent a lot years working on
airplanes in the Air Force.
Anybody whose paid attention
remembers the sound of air-
planes was considered the
sound of freedom and it's cer-
tainly a pleasure to hear them
go out every day. Good luck.
Not free after all. On
Thursday, Jan. 26, I went to
the free concert down at the
Gazebo. It was Gentlemen
Jazz. At 2 when the concert


started, the bandleader in-
formed us he would like
everybody to give at least $2 a
person, and if they couldn't
afford to give $2 a person or
more, not to bother to give
anything at all. Not only at 2
did he say this, but at 2:15 he
repeated it for people who
came late. Then at 2:45, he
went through the same thing
again. Lots of people were
complaining; some people
got up and left. I just think if
it's put in the paper that it's
free, then he shouldn't be say-
ing something like that.
Downloaded responsibili-
ty. This is regarding Bob
Vedder's article in the Sunday
Gondolier Sun. Bob, you are
right on track but didn't take
the issue far enough. The
environment that we are talk-
ing about is today's environ-
ment, where parents bring lit-
tle children into this world
and then download their
responsibility onto the tax-
payers. They have a lack of
intelligence that's been im-
parted from the parents. They


have a complete lack of
appreciation for what others
do for them. And, the com-
parison to little foxes that are
brought into this world and
then left to shift for them-
selves seems to be a real par-
allel with today's children. I
think that when these couples
are thinking of having chil-
dren, they should go down to
city hall to get a permit to do
so and only after they have
satisfied the planners and
designers that they can take
care of this child, educate it,
bring it up in a religious fash-
ion, irrespective of what reli-
gion it is, that they should
only then be given a permit to
have a child.
Big fuss. I'm totally shock-
ed that people are still writing
in about Christmas holidays
and all that garbage. First of
all, there were Christmas dec-
orations all over the city.
There was nothing there for
Hanukkah. There was noth-
ing even in the library for
Hanukkah. There was a
Christmas tree there. So all
these people that are calling
in and making a big fuss
about no Christmas decora-
tions and the fact that there
was some holiday celebration
there for Hanukkah, tell them
to get a life. This is really anti-


THAXTON from Page 13A

deep in the red.
Solutions are limited. Part
of the gap could be bridged by
restoring state funding that
has been reduced as the result
of funding cuts, diverting
"trust" funds, and lower
return rates on school and gas
taxes. But restoring these
reductions will only chip
away at the mountainside.
In reality, the trend is
toward additional state cuts,
not increases. Without ade-
quately funded infrastructure
budgets, facilities will deterio-
rate, resulting in crowded
roads, schools and parks, and
inadequate judicial, public
safety and administrative fa-
cilities.
To avoid a diminished
quality of life, or the denial of
development petitions, the


future infrastructure budget
needed to accommodate new
growth must be adequately
funded. To do that, either
impact fees, property taxes or
some other tax will have to be
increased.
As a community, Sarasota
County needs to answer two
fundamental questions: What
is the true and full cost to
fund the facilities needed to
support new development?
And how should that cost be
split between impact fees,
paid by new development,
and other taxes, primarily
paid by current residents?


Jon Thaxton is a Sarasota
County Commissioner and
recently served on the state's
Impact Fee Task Force. He
writes an occasional column
for this page.


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H. Greg Lee
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Florida Bar No. 0351301
II. GREG LEE, P.A.
2014 Fourth Street
Sarasota, Florida 34237
Telephone: (941) 954-0067
PUBLISH: February 15, 22,
2006


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM M. KNIGHT,
Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE; ESTATE OF
JAMES E. KOCHMIT,
Deceased.


File No. 2006-CP-951.SC File No. 2006-CP-001044-NC
Division: Probate Division:


On 3/1/06 at 9:00 a.m. at IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR NOTICE TO CREDITORS
103 Corporation Way, Venice SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA The administration of the estate of
PUBLISH: February 15, 2006 PROBATE DMSION WILLIAM M. KNIGHT, deceased,
whose date of death was January
IN RE: ESTATE OF 12, 2006, and whose Social Secu-
NOTICE TO CREDITORS ENGELBERT G. KAAL, rity Number is 268-16-3614 is
Deceased, pending in the Circuit Court for
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARASOTA County, Florida, Pro-
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 2006-CP-000675-NC bate Division; the address of which
PROBATE DIVISION Probate Division is P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL
34230-3079. The names and
IN RE: ESTATE OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS addresses of the personal repre-
CHARLES E. GOCKLEY, The administration of the estate of sentative and the personal repre-
Deceased. ENGELBERT G. KAAL, tentative's attorney are set forth
deceased, whose date of death below.
File No. 2005-CP-010626-NC was October 22, 2005; File All creditors of the decedent and
Probate Division Number 2006-CP-000675-NC, other persons having claims or
is pending in the Circuit Court for demands against decedent's estate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Sarasota County, Florida, Probate on whom a copy of this notice is
The administration of the estate of Division, the address of which is requried to be served must file their
CHARLES E. GOCKLEY, P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL claims with this court WITHIN THE
deceased, whose date of death 34230-3079. The names and LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
was August 23, 2005; File Num- addresses of the personal repre- THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
ber 2005-CP-010626-NC, is sentative and the personal repre- CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
pending in the Circuit Court for sentative's attorney are set forth DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
Sarasota County, Florida, Probate below. VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
Division, the address of which is All creditors of the decedent and NOTICE ON THEM.
P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL other persons having claims or All other creditors of the decedent
34230-3079. The names and demands against decedent's and other persons having claims or
addresses of the personal repre- estate, on whom a copy of this demands against decedent's estate
tentative and the personal repre- notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court
tentative's attorney are set forth must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
below. WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
All creditors of the decedent and MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF TION OF THIS NOTICE.
other persons having claims or THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
demands against decedent's THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
estate, on whom a copy of this AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
notice is required to be served OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
must file their claims with this court THEM. WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 All other creditors of the decedent NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF and other persons having claims or PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF demands against decedent's estate ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS must file their claims with this court YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- IS BARRED.
THEM. TION OF THIS NOTICE. THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
All other creditors of the decedent ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
and other persons having claims or WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. FEBRUARY 15, 2006.
demands against decedent's estate NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
must file their claims with this court PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, Personal Representative:
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Nancy J. Coughlan
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE a/k/a Nancy Jane Coughlin
TION OF THIS NOTICE. DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH 340 E. Wentworth Circle
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED IS BARRED. Englewood, Florida 34223
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME this notice Is February 8, 2006. Wellbaum & Wolff, P.A.


PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Personal Representative:
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE WINNIE R. KAAL
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH 444 Pelican Moorings
IS BARRED. Venice, FL 34285
The date of first publication of
this notice Is February 15, H. Greg Lee
2006. Attorney for Personal
Representative
Personal Representative: Florida Bar No. 0351301
VERNA MARIE GOCKLEY 2014 Fourth Street
3151 53rd St. Sarasota, Florida 34237
Sarasota, FL 34234 Telephone: (941) 954-0067
PUBLISH: February 8, 15, 2006


Attorneys For Personal
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686 North Indiana Ave. Suite A
Englewood, FL 34223
(941)-474-3241
Florida Bar No. 0176816
PUBUSH: February 15, 22, 2006


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOROTHY BURY STEIRO,
Deceased,
File No. 2006-CP-569-SC
Division: Probate


NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of The administration of the estate of
JAMES E. KOCHMIT, deceased, DOROTHY BURY STEIRO,
whose date of death was Decem- deceased, whose date of death
ber 20, 2005, and whose Social was October 17, 2005; is pend-
Security Number is 272-36-2824, ing in the circuit Court for Saraso-
is pending in the Circuit Court for ta County Florida, Probate Division;
Sarasota County, Florida, Probate the address of which is 4000 S.
Division, the address of which is Tamiami Trait, Venice, FL
P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, ori- Tamlami Tral, Venice, FL
da 34230-3079. The names and 34293. The names and addresses
addresses of the personal repre- of the personal representative and
tentative and the personal repre- the personal representative's attor-
sentative's attorney are set forth ney are set forth below.
below. All creditors of the decedent and
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or
other persons having claims or demands against decedent's
demands against decedent's estate estate, on whom a copy of this
on whom a copy of this notice is notice is required to be served
required to be served must file their must file their claims with this court
claims with this court WITHIN THE WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI- THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER- AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
NOTICE ON THEM. THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent All other creditors of the decedent
ar,- other persons having claims or and other persons having claims or

demands against decedent's estate demands against the decedent's
must file their claims with this court estate must file their claims with
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
TION OF THIS NOTICE. PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
WITHIN TIME PERIODS SET THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MROE AFTER THE YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI- IS BARRED.
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA-
FEBRUARY 15, 2006. TION OF THIS NOTICE IS: Feb-
ruary 8, 2006.
Co-Personal Representatives:
CARL KOCHMIT Personal Representative:
1828 Raintree Lane Marshall and lisley Trust Co.,
Vencle, Florida 34293 NA
800 Laurel Oak Drive
ROBERT A. KOCHMIT Suite 101
4105 Fort Vause Drive Naples, FL 34108


Shawsville, VA 24162-1863
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
WAYNE C. HALL, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 199524
1314 East Venice Ave., Ste. E
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941) 480-0999
PUBLISH February 15, 22,
2006


Attorney for Marshall and llsley
Trust Co., NA
Ann C. Thompson
Attorney at Law
Florida Bar No. 040444
152 Nokomis Avenue North
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941)-484-1996
PUBLISH: February 8, 15, 2006


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NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
TO: All Persons who claim an
interest in the following
property:
One Thousand Three hundred
and Eighty-Two Dollars
($1,382.00) U.S. Currency
The Sarasota County Sheriff's
Office seized the described proper-
ty on December 22, 2005, at or
near the corner of Church and
Ross Streets, Nokomis, Saraso-
ta County, Florida. Further be
advised that you have a right to an
adversarial preliminary hearing
upon request made to determine
whether probable cause exists to
maintain the forfeiture action. A
forfeiture complaint has been filed
in the Circuit Court of Sarasota
County, Florida, being Case No.
2006-CA-1049-NC.
KURT A. HOFFMAN, ESQUIRE
General Counsel
Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office
Post Office Box 4115
Sarasota, Florida 34230
Telephone (941) 861-4059
(941) 861-5800
PUBLISH: February 8, 15, 2006


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Mary L Berceli
Mary Louise Berceli of
Venice died Sunday, Feb. 12,
2006. She was 77.
She was born Oct. 27, 1928,
in Italy and came to' the
Venice area in 2001 from
Pittsburgh, Pa. She was a
nurse at Kane Hospital in
Alleghany County for 15
years, retiring in 1992. She
was member of St. Agatha
Catholic Church (now known
as Holy Child Catholic
Church) in Bridgeville, Pa.
Survivors include her hus-
band, George of Venice; two
sons, Scott of Gainesville, Fla.,
and John Walburg of Sunny-
vale, Calif.; three daughters,
Tina Berceli-Boyle of Lowell,
Mass., Laurie Kemper of
Hillsboro, Ore., and Gina Bell
of Hillsboro, Ore.; two broth-
ers, Ferdinand Campagna of
Needham, Mass., and David
Campagna of Walnut Creek,
Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.
Services: Funeral services and
burial will be Friday, Feb. 17, in
Pittsburgh. Farley Funeral Home
is in charge of local arrange-
ments.
Vincent J. Cahill
Vincent J. Cahill of Venice
died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006.
He was 86.
He was born Dec. 16, 1919,
in New York, N.Y, and moved
to Venice 26 years ago from
Crestwood, N.Y.
He retired from the Federal
Bureau of Investigation in the
New York area, having served
as a special agent for more
than 32 years. He was a mem-
ber of the Gulf Coast Chapter
of the Society of Former
Special Agents of the FBI and


Fordham University Alumni
Association, and he was a
fourth-degree Knight of Co-
lumbus.
Survivors include by his
wife of 64 years, Marian; six
daughters, June Kellert of
Toms River, N.J., Jeanne
Manganaro of Nutley, N.J.,
Marian T. Westerlund of Ven-
ice, Joan LouneyWakeman of
Needham, Mass., Mary Flynn
of Tinton Falls, N.J., and
Bernadette Flynn of Briarcliff
Manor, N.Y; four sons, Vin-
cent Jr. of New York, N.Y,
Lawrence of Scarsdale, N.Y,
Fulton of Tinton Falls and
Joseph of Warwick, N.Y; and
22 grandchildren
Contributions: Memorial dona-
tions may be made to St. Jude's
Children's Hospital.
Josephine A. Cooley
Josephine A. Cooley of
Venice died Sunday, Feb., 12,
2006. She was 80.
She was born Feb. 27, 1925,
in LaSalle, Ill., and moved to
Florida in 1981. She was a
homemaker.
Survivors include a son,
Richard of Portland, Ore.; a
daughter, Cynthia Sever of
Venice; two brothers, Ed-
mund Ficek of Normal, Ill.,
and Raymond Ficek of Long
Beach, Calif.; a sister, Helen
Kutz of Peru, Ill.; and many
nieces and nephews.
Ewing Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Contributions: Memorial dona-
tions may be made to a favorite
charity.
Gail G. Hooper
Gail G. Hooper of Hope,
Maine, and a winter resident
of Nokomis, died Saturday,


Feb. 11, 2006. She was 70.
She was born Dec. 19,
1935, in Rockland, Maine. She
was a food service director for
District 28 Public School in
Camden, Maine, for 27 years,
retiring in 1997.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Floyd of Hope and
Nokomis; a son, Michael of
Hope; three daughters, Bob-
bie Jean Start of Scaroboro,
Maine, Penny Hooper of
Rockport, Maine, and Kelly
Benson of Lincolnville Cen-
ter, Maine; three sisters, Don-
na of Emmitt, Idaho, Connie
of Rockland, Maine, and
Debra of Portland, Maine;
two stepdaughters, Sherry
Ann Gauge of Rockland and
Julie Ann Ratcliff of Spruce
Head, Maine; 10 grandchil-
dren; and eight great-grand-
children.
Services: A memorial service
will be held Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. at
Kings Gate Park in Nokomis.
Farley Funeral Home is in charge
of arrangements.
Contributions: Memorial dona-
tions may be made to the
American Heart Association, P.O.
Box 21475, St. Petersburg,
33742.
Christopher D. Leahey
Christopher D. Leahey of
Venice died Saturday, Feb. 11,
2006. He was 47.
He was born March 24,
1958, in Bethesda, Md., and
moved to the area two years
ago from Knoxville, Tenn.
He was employed in sales
at Laz-Z-Boy in Sarasota. He
was a graduate of Texas
College of Real Estate and had
attended Texas A&M Univer-
sity. He was of the Christian
faith.


Survivors include his
mother, Sylvia of Venice; two
daughters, Katherine of Dal-
las, Texas, and Leigh Anne of
Norman, Okla.; a son, Nicho-
las of Lenoir City, Tenn.; two
brothers, Shawn of Venice
and Thom of Ardmore, Okla.;
and two sisters, Tasha of
Dallas and Diane of Cresson,
Pa.
Farley Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Laila E. Mack
Laila E. Mack of Port
Charlotte, formerly of Venice,
died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006.
She was 86.
She was born Feb. 5, 1920,
in Cleveland, Ohio, and mov-
ed to Port Charlotte in 1982
from Guam. She lived in
Venice after her husband's
death and moved back to Port
Charlotte two years ago.
She was a retired music
teacher and counselor for the
Guam Island government.
She was a life member of Mu
Phi Epsilon Sorority and a
member of the Sarasota
Chapter of the Friends of
Finland. She was a former
member of the Pop Orchestra
and Chamber Orchestra of
Port Charlotte, the North Port
Symphony and the Venice
Symphony.
Roberson Funeral Home of
Port Charlotte is in charge of
private arrangements.
Elaine M. Merritt
Elaine M. Merritt of Venice
died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006.
She was 58.
She was born Jan. 20, 1948,
in Hampton, N.H., and
moved to Venice in 1996 from
New Hampshire.


Survivors include her sig-
nificant other, Richard Ma-
son; a daughter, Christina of
Venice; a sister, Claire Bossi of
Estero, Fla.; and a brother,
Leo Morrissette of Estero.
Services: Services will be pri-
vate.
Contributions: Memorial dona-
tions may be made to the
American Cancer Society, 2801
Fruitville Road, Sarasota, 34237.
James K. Morton
James King Morton of
Venice died Friday, Feb. 10,
2006. He was 95.
He was born Sept. 10, 1910,
and moved to Venice in 1957
from Knoxville, Tenn. He was
a salesman for Swift &
Company Meats for 15 years,
owner of Kings Table Rest-
aurant in Venice for seven
years, a salesman for Indiana
Glass for 10 years and had an
aquarium business. He was a
member of Grace United
Methodist Church in Venice.
Survivors include a daugh-
ter, Sharon "Sherry" Elaine
Steele of Austin, Texas; two
sons, James Jr. of Livingston,
Tenn., and Paul of Tampa; a
sister, Emily Paulk of Willa-
coochee, Ga.; a brother, John
Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn.; six
grandchildren; and seven
great-grandchildren.
Farley Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Donald Sweeney
^ Donald Sweeney of
Venice died Wednes-
day, Feb. 8, 2006. He
was 83.
He was born June 10, 1922,
in Rye, N.Y, and moved to
Venice in 1999 from Barring-
ton, Ill. He was a salesman.


He graduated from the Uni-
versity of Virginia and was a
ranger in the U.S. Army and a
veteran of World War II.
Survivors include three
sons, Peder, Duncan and
Trevor; a sister, Marjorie Mc-
Weeney; and two grandchil-
dren.
Services: Services will be pri-
vate. Ewing Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Contributions: Memorial dona-
tions may be made to a favorite
charity.
Kenneth C. Zehnder
Kenneth C. Zehnder of
Venice died Friday, Feb. 10,
2006. He was 69.
He was born Sept. 29, 1936,
in Saginaw, Mich., and moved
to Venice in 1998 from Mans-
field, Ohio.
He was a retired owner of
Ken Zehnder & Associates in
Mansfield.
He was a member of the
Sarasota Bay Parrothead
Club, the Elks Lodge 56 in
Mansfield and Grace Breth-
eren Episcopal Church in
Mansfield.
Survivors include his wife
of 49 years, Mary; two sons,
Jeffrey of Lexington, Ohio,
and David of Delaware, Ohio;
a sister, Sally Richardson of
Deland, Fla.; and four grand-
children.
Services: Services will be
Thursday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m., at
the Bay House at Bay Indies in
Venice.
Contributions: Memorial dona-
tions may be made to TideWell
Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota, 34238; or
to Toys for Tots, c/o Sarasota
Bay Parrothead Club, P.O. Box
48814, Sarasota, 34230.


POLICE BEAT


Venice Police registration, attaching tag not Sarasota Couniy
Department arrests assigned. Bond: $740. Sheriffs Office arrests
Rique John Ramsey, 43, 00 Stacy Ann Saus Drive, Juan S. Gomez, 29, 800
400 block Pinetree Terrace block Parkside Drive, block Gulf Coast Blvd.,
V ce. "es: 'no valid dr- enc..Chre: opn ,oVnlice. Charge contempt-
v xv -c.li~ce-o~r vnVhic'l' Iwer"' ,*AH R) driver. HfInse.i Bod:


$250.
Michael Ray Mosser, 26,
500 block School St., Venice.
Charge: domestic battery.
Bond: no listing.
DAstiriD'Prince, 24,1300
block KarTr Drive, Venice.


Charge: driving while license
suspended, canceled or
revoked. Bond: no listing.
Christopher Hoeckle, 19,
2300 block Donovan Road,
Veice. Charge: domestic bat-
Stery. Bond: no listing.


Jason Paul Spooner, 23,
100 block W. Bay St., Osprey.
Charges: obstructing or
opposing and officer without
violence, refusing to obey a
.. police,: or, fire officer. Bond,;,,
$1,000. ";


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SPORTS BRIEFS

Howell hits 250,

finishes 11th
Taylor Howell reached her
goal of lifting 120 pounds in
the bench press and 130
pounds in the clean and jerk.
It came at the FHSAA Girls
Weightlifting Finals held Sat-
urday at Santa Fe Community
College in Gainesville.
Howell's total of 250
pounds placed her 11th in
the 119-pound weight class,
In 2005, Howell placed sixth
with a total of 235.
Howell battled through
the flu in her senior season,
causing her to miss some
key meets. Still, 11th in the
state is something coach
Nancy Tessier is proud of.
Derby scares up bass
There's no stopping Chris
Derby, especially when there's
strong winds and cold tem-
peratures.
Derby, the old swamp fox,,
won the Venice Bass Club's
February Tournament on
Lake Kissimmee. Derby
caught the big bass (3
pounds) to help propel him
to first place with 5 pounds
overall. Juan Silva was: sec-
ond at 4.8 and Phil Clipse
third at 3.8.
Another sweep for
Suncoast Orthopedic
The Venice Suncoast Orth-
opedic senior softball team
had 29 extra-base hits in de-
feating Sarasota Advanced
Sports Medicine by scores of
15-14 and 22-11 last Wed-
nesday in the Sarasota Senior
Travel League.
The wrecking crew of Al
Gates, Ron Anderson and Bill
Brotherton hit homers. Vet-
eran Pete Cummings led all
hitters with seven, safeties
including the game-winning
hit in the first game. Six hits
each came from the bats of
Anderson, Brotherton and
Larry Monroe.
This Wednesday's game is
in Sarasota against A.G. Ed-
wards. Each has only one loss.
Boat Smart course offered
The Venice Sail & Power
Squadron will offer its Boat
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wish to earn the Florida Boat-
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It will take place on Satur-
days March 4 and 18 from 8
a.m. to noon at the Waymire
Training Center, 1450 Lucaya
Ave., Venice. The cost is $35
per individual or $55 for two
Sharing a manual. To register
or for more information, call
485-Sail (7245).
Venice Sail & Power Squad-
ron is a non-for profit org-
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safety and education with
boating classes.
VENICE VIKINGS
2006 SCHEDULE


at St. Pete Sharks
FORT PIERCE FIRE
MIAMI BULLS
at Ft M. Spartans
at Davie Titans
JENSEN B. PIRATES
L W REAPERS
at Polk War Eagles
at Brad. Gladiators
T. BARRACUDAS


SOUTHERN STATES
FOOTBALL LEAGUE
AFCWEST
W L GE
Bradenton Gladiators 4 0 -
St. Pete Sharks 4 1 .5
Ft. Myers Spartans 3 1 1
Venice Vikings 0 4 4
SENIOR SOFTBALL
STANDINGS
WEDNESDAY SILVER
WINTER
W L GE
Rugs As Art 10 2 -
Peluso Air 8 4 2
Palmer Ranch Travel 8 4 2
Venice Senior 7 5 3
WCAGA Trainers 7 5 3
Critter Landcaping 5 7 5
Builders Specialties 4 8
Fox Pizza 3 9 /
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RESULTS, FEB. 8
Rugs As Art 21, Fox Pizza 17
WCAGA Trainers 29, Critter
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Builders Specialties 32, Tu Be
Compters 1
Palmer Ranch Travel 35, Tu Be
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Venice Senior 29, Fox Pizza 19
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CONTACT US
CLAUDE LEWIS
SPORTS EDITOR
(941) 207-1107
lewis@venicegondolier.com
www.venicegondolier.com


Venice mat trio lays it on the line


Nelson, Cook and Saputo ride high
into FHSAA Class 2A Finals in Lakeland.

BY CLAUDE LEWIS Perhaps a favorite to win
SPORTS EDITOR a state crown is Cook, an 189-
pounder who takes a perfect
The 2005-06 Venice High 48-0 record into Thursday's
wrestling team won't go opening round match at The
down as one of the greatest Lakeland Center.
in school history, but this Cook was a state cham-
edition has the chance to pull pion at 171 last year, finishing
off something never accom- 47-0. That adds up to 95
polished before in these parts. straight victories. Cook's ca-
Armed with regional cham- reer mark is a staggering
pions Brett Nelson, Jeremie 173-16.
Cook and Anthony Saputo, "I've improved each year,"
Venice has the chance at Cook said. "Every time'I've
having three FHSAA State gone to the State Finals, I've
Champions. wrestled my best. It's the
The most VHS champions same as the rest of the tourn-
in a season is two. Anthony aments, but there's more at
Liakakos and Phil Hall did stake. I'm excited and ready
the deed in 2001. to go."
If all goes well at the Class' Cook's opening-round op-
2A Finals in Lakeland this ponent at state is Billy Gow-
week, this could be the new er of Brandon (35-14). The
high water mark for Indian Cookie Monster pinned the
grappling. Eagle earlier this season.
It certainly won't be easy. Down the road, Cook points
Wrestling is a very demand- to several tough possible
ing sport that can be un- opponents including Mike
predictable. But judging their Johnson of St. Cloud (46-2)
accomplishments so far this and Austin Staples of Bayside
season, Nelson, Cook and (19-1).
Saputo are certainly in the Nelson is close to being
hunt. perfect this season, carrying a
The top four wrestlers in 46-1 record into the State
each of the 14 weight classes Tournament. The lone loss
from the four regions in 2A was to Tommy Timothy of
qualify for the State Finals. Brandon (23-0), a state run-
That adds up to 16 wrestlers nerup last year. Nelson also
per weight class, points to Seth Metz of
Four straight victories will Springstead (44-4), a two,
get you a title. time state placer, as a possi-
Opening-round matchups ble threat.
pit region champs against Nelson has been to the
fourth-place wrestlers from State Finals twice. Last year,
another region. he was fourth and the year


FHSAA
WRESTLING FINALS
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 16 -
Saturday, Feb. 18
WHERE: The Lakeland Center
PARKING: S5.00 per day (as per
The Lakeland Center)
Admission: $7.00 per session
SCHEDULE:
* Thursday, Feb. 16 Weigh-ins,
10 a.m.; First Round competition,
Noon; Wrestlebacks (First Round),
5 p.m.
* Friday, Feb. 17 Weigh-ins, 8 a.m.;
Second Round competition, 10
a.m.; Wrestlebacks (Second Round),
2:30 p.m.; Semifinals, 7 p.m.
* Saturday. Feb. 18 Weigh-ins, 8
a.m. Wrestlebacks 'Thlrd Round),
10 a m., Wrestlebacks iFourth
Round), Noon; Fifth & Sixth Place
Finals, 4 p.m.; Third & Fourth Place
Finals, 4 p m.: introduction of
F nalists, 6-15 p.m.: Championship
Finals, 6:30 p.m.
VENICE HIGH
OPENING-ROUND
MATCHUPS
160 Brett Nelson (46-1) vs.
Daniel Holden (28-7), Dwyer.
189 Jeremie Cook (48-0) vs.
Bill Gower (35-14), Brandon.
HEAVYWEIGHT-- Anthony
Saputo (44-5) vs. TJ. Mayer (26-9),
Mosley.


Preseason split

STAFF REPORT

The Venice High baseball
team split its two games in
preseason tournament action
played in the Orlando area.
The Indians defeated Lake
Brantley, 6-4, on Friday. Jordan
Lucas pitched four effective
innings. Colby Howard and
Ryan Anderson threw relief.
On Saturday, Venice fell to
Edgewater, 9-4. Trevor Pel-
letier started and lasted 2-2/3
innings. Brett Holte pitched
well in relief. Jason Kaufman
also threw.
Hitting-wise, Lucas wield-
ed hot aluminum with five
hits over the two games.
Mike Atamanchuk and Travis
Weatherholt each slugged a
couple of doubles. Pete Her-
nandez, Brad Schmehl and
Ricky Steranko also hit the
ball well.
"It was a positive week-
end," Venice head coach
Craig Faulkner said. "We


SUN PHOTO BY CLAUDE LEWIS
Venice High seniors Brett Nelson, Jeremie Cook and Anthony Saputo all won individual regional
wrestling titles and aim to keep the win streaks going this week at the FHSAA Class 2A Finals
held in Lakeland.ege in Gainesville.


before fifth.
"I think it helps having
been there before," Nelson
said. "You're not as nervous."
The fact that college
coaches and scouts are in
attendance all adds to the
circus-like atmosphere at the
State Finals.
"Coach brought me last
year to get used to the envi-
ronment," said Saputo, Ven-
ice's superb heavyweight.


"There's a lot of matches go-
ing on at the same time.
There's a lot of noise. You
have to stay focused."
Saputo just missed out
making States last year, los-
ing to Richie Rosabella and
Parker Miles in the regional.
Rosabella went on to win
the 2A championship while
Miles was third.
"That made me feel bet-
ter," Saputo said. "Both of


them graduated."
Saputo's record this sea-:
son is 44-5.
"Four losses came in one
weekend the Graves Duals
- when I had the flu," he
said. "I was 75 percent. I had:
to wrestle. I had to push;
myself."
Now is the best shape of!
his career, Saputo is ready
for all comers.
Ditto Cook and Nelson.


Saputo a long way in a short time


BY CLAUDE LEWIS
SPORTS EDITOR


Anthony Saputo reached
a milestone with his region
final victory Saturday night in
Punta Gorda.
It marked victory No. 100
in a Venice High singlet.
Not bad for a guy who
never even considered wrest-
ling until he was heading
into his sophomore year at 1
Indian Ave.
Credit former VHS mat
standouts Adrian Bull and
Troy Gerhart for getting the


heavyweight out for the sport
two and a half years ago.
"I met them in football
and they talked me into it,"
Saputo said. "They got me
into the weight room. They
realized I had some potential
for wrestling."
That potential has blos-
somed into a state qualifier
and a strong candidate for a
state championship.
A heavyweight, Saputo was
20-1 his sophomore year and
36-5 last year. Amazingly, he
did not make it to state, as two
state players were also in the


region tournament in 2005.
"Coach (Dan) Kelly said it
was the toughest region he
had ever seen," Saputo said.
Saputo has gotten over the
hump in his senior season.
He came out on top in a
tough region and takes a 44-5
record into the State Finals.
He runs sprints every
night, participates in Brazil-
ian ju jitsu and lifts. He hopes
being in top shape helps him
to a state title.
"You have to make your
opponent wrestle your style,"
said Saputo, whose younger


brother Andrew was also on
the VHS team this winter.:
"I like to out-pummel my:
opponent. Get double under-:
hooks."
In heavyweight, there isi
not much room for error.
"My biggest fear is making
a mistake," Saputo said.'
"One mistake can cost you
the match. Once a heavy-.
weight gets you on your.
back, you can't get off."
Saputo said he would like
to continue wrestling in col-
lege. Business is a possible
major.


Riverview capitalizes on Lady Indians' mistakes


BY CLAUDE LEWIS
SPORTS EDITOR

The Riverview High varsity
softball team improved its
record to 3-0 with an 8-5 victo-
ry over host Venice on a chilly
Tuesday night.


it in baseball

learned a lot about our play-
ers."
Venice opens the regular
season at 7 p.m. Thursday at
Riverview. The home opener
is 7 p.m. Friday against North
Port.

VENICE HIGH VARSITY
BASEBALL SCHEDULE
FEB. 16 at Riverview 7 p.m. FEB.
17 NORTH PORT 7 p.m. FEB. 21 at
Port Charlotte 7 p.m. FEB. 23 at
Southeast 7 p.m. FEB. 28 at
Sarasota 7 p.m.
MARCH 3 BAYSHORE 7 p.m.
MARCH 7 at Manatee 7 p.m.
MARCH 10- PORT CHARLOTTE 7 p.m.
MARCH 13 at North Port 4 p.m.
MARCH 16 ORLANDO BOONE 7
p.m. MARCH 17 CHARLOTTE 7 p.m.
MARCH 21 MANATEE 7 p.m. MARCH
24- LAKEWOOD RANCH 7 p.m.
MARCH 27 at Florida Christian 7
p.m. MARCH 28 at Archbishop
Carroll 4 p.m. MARCH 31 SOUTH-
EAST 7 p.m.
APRIL 4 at Lakewood Ranch 7
p.m. APRIL 6 at Bayshore 7 p.m.
APRIL 7 at Charlotte 7 p.m. APRIL
10-14 at Sarasota Classic. APRIL 19
SARASOTA 7:30 p.m. APRIL 21 -
TAMPA JESUIT 7:30 p.m. APRIL 24 -
District Tournament.


A six-run third inning
was the difference. Venice
(1-1) took a 4-2 lead into
the frame. Riverview was
able to go ahead on one
play a wild pitch.
The bases were loaded
when Heather Boyts un-
corked a wide one to the
backstop. The wild throw
back to the plate rolled to
the infield. Another bad
throw back to the plate got
back to the backstop again.
The bases were cleared and


Riverview owned a 5-4 lead.
Riverview took a 2-0 lead
in the first on a home run
by Ginny Welch. Venice tied
it in the bottom of the frame
on an RBI single by- Brittany
Hipple and a fielder's choice
grounder by Megan Watson.
Venice took a 4-2 lead in
the second on a two-run
single by Felicia Taylor scor-
ing Kristen Bailey, who sin-
gled, and Molly Brandow,
who walked.
Venice closed it to 8-5


with a run in the fourth as
Nicole Clark singled and
Taylor tripled.
The Venice junior varsity
opened the season with an
8-2 victory over Riverview.
Winning pitcher Stephanie
Sullivan threw a three-hitter
striking out nine. At the plate,
she had two doubles. Cory
Jones and Becca Juntunen
each tripled.
The Venice teams are at
Sarasota Wednesday and Port
Charlotte Friday.


VENICE HIGH

SCHOOL'S Athlete of the Week
Senior Brett Nelson pinned his first three opponents in
the Region 3 tournament and faced a familiar foe in the
final Manatee's Brendan Flanaganagan. Nelson has
already edged the Hurricane twice in the past month.
This time, the victory was more emphatic, as Nelson
dominated for an 8-4 decision and a region title at 160
i s pounds. Next up for Nelson (46-1) is the state
tournament. He has his eyes on first place.
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The trail to Lakeland

Three Venice High seniors
won individual championships
at their weights at the Class 2A
Region 3 Wrestling Tournament
El held Friday and Saturday at
Charlotte High in Punta Gorda.
Venice 189-pounder Jeremie
Cook limbers up just prior to his
regional final bout as opponent
Dustin Zitzman of Dixie Hollins
waits in the background. Cook
won a 13-2 decision to become
region champ and advance to
this week's FHSAA Class 2A
Finals in Lakeland.


SUN PHOTOS BY CLAUDE LEWIS
Late in the match, Jeremie Cook causes Dustin Zetzman to scream in excruciating pain.


Venice's Brett Nelson, left, tries to keep 160-pound opponent
Brendan Flanagan in bounds during their regional final.
Nelson won 8-4 to rank as region champion.


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Fairgrounds discussions prelude to negotiations

developer r Christopher winter home is only 19 years minor league communities." Kermneth Feld. The latter re- into the world's largest live 1918, and in Bridgepor
old, behind-the-scenes dis- portedly wants to bring his entertainment company. It Conn., from 1918-27. Joh
C. Cogan wants to swap cussions are going on about Circus calling touring circus shows back to includes three Ringling Bros. Ringling moved it to Sarasot
3-75 parcel and cash for how to upgrade it. While Ley prepares for Sarasota for winter quarters. shows and six Disney On Ice in 1927 and helped establish
airground. Fair "Major League stadiums future fairgrounds and arena When Irvin Feld died in shows, all of which could the community as a winter
fairgrounds Fair are being turned into 365-day discussions, he can expect a 1984, Kenneth Feld inherited relocate in Sarasota. vacation destination. It left i
Association President community facilities," Ley call from Ringling Bros. and his father's enterprises and The circus rehearsed in 1959 and quartered in Venic
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A long-stalled community
discussion about where the
'Sarasota County Fair belongs
,and how antiquated Robarts
,Arena can be replaced with a
,multi-use facility is finally
'shaping up with face-to-face
,meetings between players
-who will have key roles.
Early last week County
.Administrator Jim Ley met
"separately with Orlando de-
4veloper Christopher C. Cogan
Aand Sarasota County Agri-
cultural and
Fair Associ-
ation Pres-
ident Rory
Martin to lay
the ground-
work for what
will be a com-
plex process.
"Right now
jLey it's clear as

Complexity in this that I can't
Sfathom. What's happening is
.people are coming forward
.with great ideas. I left Mr.
PCogan with five questions.
He's already called back and
wants to meet again."
Cogan recently stirred the
,local political pot when he
offered to swap $47.5 million
sand a 175-acre parcel near
Palmer Ranch for the 68-acre
groundss site on Fruitville
oad so he can build an up-
cale complex that might in-
lude a hotel and conference

nterchange
aaOne of the many hurdles
dogan and Martin would
1ave to clear for the deal to
vork is a new 1-75 inter-
,hange at the Central County
parkway which would pro-
:de convenient access to a
Paew fairgrounds and other
facilities that move to the
'*id-county location.
S"I told Mr. Cogan the coun-
is not building an inter-
hange," Ley said, "and we
wouldn'tt work it out with
,Palmer Ranch, developer
:!ugh Culverhouse Jr.). With
he'way things are turning
these e days in Congress and
'he Florida Legislature, we
decided to walk away from it."
; Other questions Ley re-
4ortedly submitted to Cogan
addressed the level of com-
.lexity in making such a deal
.work, siting the fairgrounds
:;iext to a master planned
Community, city priorities for
;he current fairgrounds parcel
and the unlikely availability of
Siourist tax revenue.
"I want to sit down with
Sarasota City Manager Mike
lcNees and Rory Martin after
:iext week," Ley said. "Right
:iow everything is bits and
`pieces. Mike and I have been
)v working on this as part of a
joint parks and recreation
plan that includes Ed Smith
stadiumm."
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Take a

stroll

Thursday

night,


The Venice Art Center
hosts Art Ukraine 2006 &
Jarauslay Stadark in the Pat
Buster Gallery. There will be a
reception 4-6 p.m., Friday,
Feb. 17. The public is invited
and encouraged to attend.
Works in the show will remain
on display through March 7 at
the VAC, 390 S. Nokomis Ave.
The center is open daily, 9
a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, 9
a.m.-2 p.m. Check vencieart-
center.com for information
about classes and other
shows.

Opening tomorrow, Feb.
16, is the Miami
International Boat Show and
Strictly Sail Miami show.
More than 2,300 boat and
accessories companies will
unveil their 2006-2007 mod-
els at the show, which contin-
ues through Feb. 20.

Also tomorrow, the month-
ly stroll on the avenues of
downtown Venice. Meet Jean
Marie Burton, author of
'"Agnes and Edgar, a Bassett
Love Story" at the Book Shop,
241W.Venice Ave., 5:30-8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-
noon, Burton will be at Paw
Prints retail store in the Rialto
Shopping Center, 668 Tami-
ami Trail, on the island, to
sign copies of her book. A por-
tion of the sale proceeds will
be donated to the Suncoast
Humane Society.

Saturday, Feb. 18, the
Mana-Sota Lighthouse
Fourth Annual Be a
Visionary Walk will be held at
Sarasota Jungle Gardens, 3701
Bay Shore Road in Sarasota.
Registration begins at 8:30
a.m. The walk will begin at 9
a.m. The cost is $25 per per-
son and $10 for children 5 and
older, who must be accompa-
nied by an adult or sighted
guide. No charge for team
leaders with pledges exceed-
ing $25 or children younger
than 5. Children younger than
5 must be accompanied by an
adult. For more information,
call 359-1404.

Venice Contra Dancers
meet Saturday, Feb. 18, at
Laurel Park, 509 Collins Road
in Laurel. Music will be pro-
vided by Barnstorm and the
caller will be Joey Norton.
Refreshments are free and all
ages are welcome. Admission
is $10 for adults and $8 for
students. For more informa-
tion, call 966-1847 or 485-
2880. or visit flowcom.com/
contra/

The Venetian Harmony
Chapter of Sweet Adelines
International, with more
than 60 members, will pre-
sent Radio Unplugged at 3
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the
North Port Performing Arts
Hall. Guest quartet Encore,
from Connecticut, will per-
form as well as several quar-
tets and an octet within the
chorus. Reserved seats may
be purchased at the box office
or by calling 480-1480. Polly
Ann Nanfito is the the director
of the award-winning chorus.
Please see COOL, 8B


BY JOEL FOSTER
STAFF WRITER

"I've worked with the flotil-
la about two-and-a-half
years. They are one of the
most effectively trained flotil-
las, especially in search and
rescue. It's an outstanding
organization, and without
them we would be over-
whelmed by the workload of
boat safety checks, on the
water patrols, and all that'
they accomplish."
Words of high praise from
Coast Guard ,Petty Officer
Davidson, Cortez Coast
Guard base, Bradenton, for
the 75-plus members of Unit-
ed States Coast Guard Aux-
ilia3r Flotilla 8-6, (8th Divis-
ion, 6th Flo.tilla), the 2004
Flotilla of the Year in District 7
encompassing South Car-
olina, Georgia, Florida, Puer-
to Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
At a recent on-the-water
training session, it was obvi-
ous how the group has earned
and kept its reputation -
dedication to detailed train-
ing and application of skills
learned in a classroom envi-
ronment during on-the-
water practice sessions simu-
lating real life emergencies.
This session began at .9
a.m. at The Moorings on
South Casey Key Road, the
third in a four-part series for
this morning's group. Al
Bidwick, instructor, public
affairs officer and a nine-year
Auxiliary veteran, presented
the opening classroom exer-
cise addressing terminology
.the kinds of available rescue
units, and the various types'bf
air and sea searches that the
Auxiliary typically conducts.
There would be a table top
exercise for individual prac-
tice using a set of coordinates
that marked a last known
position (LKP) of a kayaker
who had failed to return
home; using a chart of the
waters off Casey Key and
Venice Inlet, members plot-
ted rescue search areas by lat-
itude and longitude coordi-
nates defining the search
parameters.
It might be seen as pencil
pushing tabulation until one
remembers that the "table
top" in a real emergency is the
vast heaving waters of the
gulf. "You'll be looking for
something the size of a
coconut in maybe a six
square nautical mile area,"
Bidwick said, "so you need to
do it systematically. Every
turn of your craft costs time,
and the victim might not have
much time, so plan well." ,
Every Tuesday, the all vol-
unteer group meets to hone
skills that could save lives.
They receive reimbursement
for fuel from the Coast Guard,
but the upkeep and equip-
ping of privately owned water
crafts to Coast Guard stan-
dards is totally out-of-pocket.
The usual flotilla training
contingent consists of two


boats, each manned by the,
coxswain (skipper) and two
crew members, all of whom
are accredited by Coast Guard
standards. Flotilla 8-6 contin-
gent on this day is presently
comprised of three boats -
the Parmer Ship, a 26-foot Sea
Ray owned jointly by AI
Bidwick and JlirSleichert; the
Encore, a ?8-foot Four Winns
owned by Bud Beeman, and
the Bomar, a 33-foot Hunter
sailboat owned by Bob and
Marie High.
Although assisting in
search and rescue is a prima-
ry responsibility, the Auxiliary
carries out safety patrols on
the Intracosta] Waterway and
the gulf every Saturday and
Sunday.
"We're here to assist the
boating community.," said
Bidwick. "It's a service to any-
one in need of assistance,
although we do not tow
grounded vessels, although
we would offer assistance if
someone was experiencing a
medical emergency. And it's
all done by a standard format,
a set of questions from us to a
stranded boater to asses the
situation and make the deci-
sion on the best method to
provide the help needed."
Since 9/11 and the advent
of Homeland Security needs,
the Auxiliary also acts as a
nautical equivalent to a
neighborhood watch by dis-
tributing literature, educating
the public, and encouraging
boaters to look for and report
any suspicious behavior to
waterway Watch at 877-
24WATCH.
"If we note something out
of the ordinary, we investi-
gate," said Bidwick, "but we
do not have any law enforce-
ment capabilities. If that
became necessary, we would
make a call to the authorities.
For our part, we try to educate
boaters who, in many in-
stances, are not aware that
they are violating boating reg-
ulations."
Bidwick's class session at
an end, trainees and instruc-
tors board Encore and Part-
ner Ship for an on the water
skills application session.
There had been a light
chop on the gulf in the early
morning, but now, as the-
crafts slip from the Intra-
coastal Waterway at the
Venice Inlet and enter the
gulf, a rapidly rising wind has
stirred the waters. The chop
has grown to two to three feet;
Bidwick and Sleichert make
the decision that a simulated
search activity for training
purposes would not be wise,
and for member safety, the
exercise is aborted. '
It will be replaced with a
simulated stranded tow in the
Intracoastal, with Partner
Ship acting the role of the ves-
sel which had lost power, the
Encore with its contingent of
trainees will provide assis-


tance.
Crew member


Patrick Wheeler on the bow of Partner Ship signals for h
during the stranded vessel simulation.


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help


SUN PHOTO'-, l'v JOEL FOSTER
Betty Shaneyfelt prepares to-throw a line from the stern of Encore across the bow of the "dis-
abled" Partner Ship.


Wheeler on Partner Ship be-
gins the exercise by getting
onto the bow and signaling
that there are problems
aboard,
Following the CGA guide-
lines, the Encore makes it's
approach. Coxswain Beeman
acts the role of OSC, On Scene
Commander, and begins -the
Coast Guard questioning pro-
tocol, moving from one ques-
tion to the next as answers are
provided; it is a standard for-
mat that boaters requesting
on water assistance will hear:
*Do you need assistance?
How may we help you?
How many on board?
Do you all have life jack-
ets? Put them on.
Are there any medical
problems?
Are your cleats securely
fastened? (tie-offs for towing)
Listen carefully to our
instructions.
Encore circles the stranded
vessel to visually assess the
craft and its condition. Any
instructions are issued in reg-
ular language rather than
nautical (for example, left not
port, right not starboard) as it
would not be known if those
aboard the vessel in need
have any knowledge of nauti-
cal terms.
After describing what is to
be done, Encore begins its
assistance.
A tow rope is thrown
across Partner Ship's bow to
tie tied off on a bow cleat.
The wind is increasing.
Partner Ship is being dri-
ven toward the shallows.
Time has become an
enemy for Encore's crew.,
All hands are alert as
Beeman issues instructions
and puts Encore's bow to the
wind, gently throttling up.
The line goes taut.
The stranded vessel swings
away from the shallows and is
pulled to mid channel, where
Beeman again shouts above
the wind to those aboard
Partner Ship. He will swing
left and make a circle to come


Charlie Dulany (left) handles boat hook duties while John
Kandes adjusts the bow line.


alongside for a side-by-side
tie-up, while crew members
handle the repositioning of
the tow line.
"Get fenders and boat
hook ready," is the word
aboard both vessels as they
gear to take precautions to
prevent the two boats from
colliding. In the sustained
wind, if the rescue were being
performed on the choppy
waters of the gulf, a collision
would be very possible, as in
non-nautical but accurate
terms in New England waters,.
the conditions are getting
snotty.
The members perform
admirably. Bidwick and
Sleichert nod approval.
,"In these conditions, it was
difficult as a training session,
and usually there would
never be that many people


aboard," Bidwick said. "'A nor-
mal crew number would have
had a lot more room to
maneuver."
Joe Floyd, also crewing on
the Partner Ship, agreed. A 25-
year veteran volunteer in the
Auxiliary here and on Lake
Michigan where he calls
South Bend, Ind., home, he
always selects crews with at
least one veteran on board
who could anticipate his
needs and next instructions
in an emergency. "With a vet-
eran," he said, "I can bring
aboard a third member to
train and not feel any anxiety
about getting things done
right." In a career filled with
grand experiences, he enjoys
this area's Auxiliary's active
agenda.

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Wallendas perform famous seven-person pyramid


Adopt-a-pet,


PHOTO COURTESY OF SUNCOAST HUMANE SOCIETY
Diva is a 1-3-year-old domestic longhair.with a diluted
calico coat. This beautiful former stray is exceptional,
stunning and affectionate all rolled into one very soft
kitty. Come meet Diva at Suncoast Humane Society,
6781 San Casa Drive in Englewood, call 474-7884, or
visithumane.org.


ARC has spayed/neutered

more than 9,800 animals


S i SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
The Flying Wallendas, one of the greatest circus acts in history, performed their famous seven-person pyramid Feb. 11
during a regular performance of Circus Sarasota in the Big Tent on Tuttle in Sarasota. Daily performances continue
through Feb. 26 with matinees Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are priced from $15 in the grandstand to $40 per per-
son for VIP box seats, and can be ordered by calling the Circus Sarasota box office at 355-9805. Shows are at 7 p.m.
during the week with two shows Saturday, at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m. Call the Circus Sarasota box
office at 355-9335. Founded in 1997 by Pedro Reis and Dolly Jacobs, Circus Sarasota is a nonprofit performing arts
educational organization. Circus Sarasota is committed to broadening the artistic contribution of circus, while raising
the level and perception of the American circus to that of the other fine arts. For more information, visit
circussarasota.org.


STAFF REPORT
The Animal Rescue Coal-
ition provides low- or no-cost
spays and neuters for pets of
income-eligible families in
Sarasota and Manatee coun-
ties.
Appointments must be
scheduled in advance. Please
call 957-1955, Ext. 5.
During February, the clinic
will be located at the follow-
ing sites:
** Monday, Feb. 13, Jacaranda
Plaza, South Tamiami Trail, Ik-


Mart Parking Lot, Venice
*Wednesday, Feb. 15, Robarts
Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd.,
Sarasota
* Thursday, Feb. 16, Sarasota
County Animal Services, 8451
'Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota
*Wednesday, Feb. 22, Robarts
Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd.,
Sarasota
* Friday, Feb. 24, Sarasota
County Animal Services, 8451
Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota

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S s Community Health
1' .Team (LOVN CHAT)
Youth issues Subcommittee
mee&,at 4 p.m. at Venice City
Hall, Community Room 114,
401 W. Venice AveitCall the
Community Health Improve-
ipent Partnership at 861-2867
qr visit chip4health.org.
Reunion events
The Albany,' .Y. Area
Friendship Club, including
Albany, Troy, Schenectady
and surrounding counties,
holds its annual picnic, 11
a.nm'3. pam,, at Turtle Beach
Pavi on on Siesta Key, Sara-,
sora.Thepavilionislocated at ,
8918 Midnight Pass. Road. '
Bring your own lunch plus a,
small dessert to share. Coffee.
and tea provided. Guests wel-
come. Call Mabel at 923-75599-
or Dorothy at 359-9417.;
The Columbus Indiana
Snowbirds hold their 38th
annual reunion, 11 a.m.-4
p.m., atWoodmere Park, 3951
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice.
Bring your own table service,
drink and a dish to pass; eat at
noon. Cost: $2.50 per person.
Call Bill Hogue'at 966-6622 or
Janice Mihay at 493-560 2.
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Children First Nurturing.
Dads Initiative presents afree-
= course on being the best dad
you. can be, 6-8:30 p.m.,
Wedhesdays, Feb.-15-April 12-
at-Loveland Center, 157 South
Havana Road in- Venice.
Course ancTmaterials are free.
To register, call Vince at 953-.
5507, Ext. 1271 .


Valentine dances /
* Bay Indies holds /a
Valentine's dance at 7:30 p.m.
at 950 Ridgewood Ave.,
Venice. Music by Mickey.'s
Limit. BYOB; snacks and
setups provided. Tickets: $7.


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Venice, provides free assis-
tance with filling out and fil-
ing Florida intangible tax
returns, 10 a.m.-noon. No
registration necessary. Call
861-1270.
'Partners for Life'
A six-week course for couples,
"Partnrs for Life' takes place
6-8 p.m., Thursdays, Feb. 16-
March 23 at Lo\eland Center,
157 South Havana Road in
Venice. This program is based
on the Prevention and Re-
lationship Enhancement Pro-
.gram from the University of
Denver. To register, call Vince
at 953-5507, Ext.'127.
Music events


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Fashion show
Steppin' Out in the Gardens will be presented Thursday, Feb. 16, it the Venice Gardens Civic Center at noon at 406 Shamrock
Blvd. Featuring lunch and styles by Laurie, as shown by models, front, from left, Sue Felker, uzanne White and Martha Peal,
and in back, Shirley Dickens and Margaret Collins. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling Patricia Coelho at 493-2725 or
Dottie Argenio at 497-5589.

Storyteller
Celebrate Black History Month with professional storyteller Windell Campbell at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Selby Public
Library, youth programming room, 1331 First St., Sarasota. Campbell brffigs his stories to life with puppetry, voices and body
action. Recommended for ages 5 and older; no registration necessary. Call 861-1174.

M military men meet Wednesday
*The Florida U.S. Navy/U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association meets at 1 p.m., Feb. 15, at Chubby'z Sports Tavern
and Grill, 3280 Tamiami Trail, No. 10, Port Charlotte. Anyone who has served as a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy or Coast
Guard is welcome. RSVP to Jim Brogan, CPO, USN, Ret., at 412-,1186 or blujac@webtv.net.. The Sarasota-Manatee Council,
Navy League of the United States, meets at 6 p.m., Feb. 15, at the Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 Ringling Blvd. Speaker is Cmdr.
Steve Bartek, USN (Ret.), Senior Military Instructor, North Port High School Navy JROTC. Dinner is $26 and the public is wel-
come. RSVP to Larry Balok at 741-9630. -.. * -
* The First Marines C5ivison Association, Southwest Florida Chapter, 'neefs for a noon lunch Feb. 15 at The Family Table
Restaurant, 14132 South Tamiami Trail, North Port. All Marines and spouses are welcome. Call Ferd Stupp at 255-1828.

Free music Thursday ..*
* Tony Onorato and his Gentlemen q Jazz perform in the Gazebo at Centennial Park in downtown Venice. Bring a lawn chair
Sand listen to great jazz, Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. Admission is free. Musicians welcome. Call 423-9270.
* The Cecilian Music.Sqciety invites the public to a free concert at 11 a.m., Feb. 16, in the auditorium of Venice Public Library,
300 S. Nokomis Ave. The program of Mostly American Music will include vocal and instrumental music in celebration of
Mozart's 250th anniversary. A bassoon solo entitled "Lucy Long," poetry readings and other instrumental music will also be
presented.
* Bruno D. Mollica performs 5:30-8 p.m., Feb. 16, at the Abbacino Galleria at 243 W. Venice Ave., Venice, during the Thursday
,r, u7


,1 Doors open at 7 p.%.; singles Evening trop,. ai al 45-7i
welcome,
Gotta Dance Studio' holds a
ValehM"tiipal.c~4a4pce, 7-
10 p.r., Pt 303 South Tamiarni -
Trail, 4-Bays eitrrin'Noko- AaihuoM l .A '
mis. Hors d'ouevres, prizes Aviation soc
and entertainment. Tickets: The Venice Aviation Society
$8. Call486-0326. , Inc. meets at 7:30 p.m. at
Council Chambers, at Venice
Italian architecture City Hall, 401 W. V nice Ave.
Sebastian Liseo., teacher of GuestLspeaker is from Flight
Italian language and culture, Service. Find out what is hap-
and author of "MNediter- opening at ,the FAA Flight
.ranean Architecture of Venice Service Station. All are wel-
and Sarasota," discusses Ital- come. Call Nick at 408-7777.
ian architecture, 2-3:30 p.I,.
at Jacaranda Public Library Clubbing
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd. The Kiwanis Club of Venice
meets for lunch at noon at the
Go withtheFlow .' Holiday Inn of \"enice, 455
Follow a drop of water as it North U.S. 41 Bypass.
comes out of a well, goes into Speakers is from Citizens for
a home, goes to the water Better Schools. Visitors wel-
reclamation plant and Q.cot. (all Irenie at 484-6022.
returns to the home's lw- *' Lunch fl served Wed-
"Go with the Flow" is a two- 'riesdays, 11:30 a.m,-2:30 p.m.
hour tour of the city ofVenice at the Venice-Nokbomis Elks
water production and waterfi Lodge, 1021 DiscoveryWayin
reclamation plants. Tours are Nokomisf Call 486-1854.
Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 9 a.m.,
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Parking is Beachwal. -
on thd west side of the water The Saras6ta County Parks
: production plant, located on System leads free guided
* :East Venice Avenue on the nature'walk for all ages, 9-11
,'north, side of Venice Avenue, a.m. at Service Club Beach.
'Bridge. Transportation pro- Bring sunscreen, sunglasses,
vided to the 'reclamation watefand walking shoes. Call
plant and back to the parking Bud at 488-4158.
lot. The tours are free of ., ..
charge. Space is limited. RSVP IMusic events
by Feb. 15 to ColleenWinkler The Venice Community
at 480-3333, Ext. 225. Center presents Venice Gaze-


Sorority event
The Sarasota-Manatee Chi
Omega Alumnae Association
holds its monthly Lunch
Bunch at,11:30 a.m. at Hill-
view' Grill, 1920 Hilview St.,
Sarasota. RSVP to Virginia at
371-5106.


bo Serenades, Wednesdays,
4:30-5:30 p.m. in Blalock Park
on Nassau Street, near the
center. Ample parking avail-
able. Call 861-1380 or visit
parksonline. scgov.net. Also at
the community center, Jan
Eberle joins the Sarasota Jazz
Ensemble in a tribute to Glen


Miller, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tidiets: please donate
$5 at the door. H ,' The Florida's Blood Centers'
* The Booker High School Big Red Bus will be at the
Vocal Jazz Ensemble per- Japaneuse wGardens, 6181
forms as part of lMunchtime Teahouse Road, Venice, 8
Musicales, free monthly T.ao Ro upcomeg
a.m.-noon. For upcoming
noontime concerts that tak sites, call FBC at 492-920or
place in the David Cohen Ha uncoast Communities Blood'
of the Beatrice Friedman Bank at954-1600Ext.240.
Symphony Center, 709 North
Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. Dance lessons
Coffee and tea served. Bring BJ Keoki Brooks teaches
lunch ifyouwish. easy and fun Hawaiian hula,
Dr. John Goodman discuss- Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m., at the
es Influences from the Grand Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m., at the
Opera and Wagner, 10:30- Venice Community Center,
:4pera and Was part of10The 326 S. Nokomis Ave. Five
Masters and.m asterpieces of classes: $35, walk-ins: $8. Call
Masters and Masterpieces of 474-6412.
Music series in the Geldbalt 474-6412.4
Music series in the Geldba Gotta Dance Studio, 4-Bays
'Auditorium at 1331 First St., Center, 33 South Tamiamio
Sarasota.No prior knowledge Trail in Nokomis, holds ball-
or ability to read music is room dancing Wednesdays
needed. All sessions are free roomdancing Wednesdan7ys
and open to the public. Call and Fridays. Group lesson 7-8
and861-1175 or e-mail neu- p.m.; open dancing until 10
861-1175 magoet-mal vneu- p.m. $8, snacks included. Call

* The Sarasota Opera presents 486-0326..
"La Boheme" at 8 p.m. at the Get involved
Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Democracy for America hosts
Pineapple Ave. Tickets: $19- Democratic candidates for
$99. Call 366-8450, Ext. 1, or DeFlorda State Legislature,
visit sarasotaopera.org. Florda State Legislature 7 7vdnvik
.LflQLJtUkJ iy


SILL lecture
Sarasota Institute of Lifetime
Learning presents Mr. Jeffer-
son's Wall: The Challenge of
Church-State Relations in
Contemporary America at
2:30 p.m. at the Venice
Community Center, 326 S.
Nokomis Ave. Speaker is Dr.
Luis E. Lugo, director of the
Pew Forum on Religion and
.Public Life. Tickets are $5 at
the door. Call 365-6404.


.L^J.UUL J V, L ULIVOL /LVUUIIY
and David Shapiro, 7-9 p.m.
at Vefte Public Library, 300
S. Nokomis Ave. Call Steph-
anie Harrison at 474-1551.
Art lecture
The Ringling School Library
Association hosts an art lec-
ture at 11 a.m. at the John and
Mable Ringling Museum with
a tour of the new Tibbals
Learning Center. Tickets: $15;
free for museum members.
Call 925-1343.


Women's Resource Center of
Sarasota County, 806 Pine-
brook Road, Venice, 485-9724
* Protecting Your Rights ,in
Relationships, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Led by attorney Marcella
Mika. Fee: $5 for members, $8
for guests.
* Divorce:. The Financial'
Facts, 6:30-8 p.m. Led by
Arlene Moore, CFP, CDP Fee:
$5 for members, $8 for guests.
Author appearance
Lyle Wheeler visits Circle
Books at 1 p.m. to sign copies
of "Cubs on the Loose" at 478
Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Call
388-2850. .. .. ,

THURSDAY


Reunion events
* The Connecticut Club meets
at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn
Lido Beach, 233 Ben Franklin
Drive in Sarasota, for a pre-
sentation by the Port of
Manatee. All are welcome.
RSVP to Jon Whittle at 302-
3625.
* University Wisconsin-
Madison Alumni Club
Founder's Day dinner at 5:30
p.m., at Bird Key Yacht Club.
Daniel Chung, professor of
physics at U.W, speaks on
cosmology. Cost: $32. RSVP to
349-4870.

Tax help
Jacaranda Public Library,
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd.,


* Bluegrass Jam, 7 p.m.. Bee
Ridge Park, Wilkinson at
Lock-wood Ridge Road. Sara-
sofi~'d t at 955-

* The 13-piece Royal Aires
dance band performs free to
the public, 10 a.m.-noon,
Thursday, at the. Elks Lodge
,on India' i in En-
g, lewo6.d"Cal'.iaulat 480-
: 199 or Dic at.44-5804.
*. Strangeways performs 6-9
p.m. at Cockrails t the Ca
d'Zan,at'the jo.n :aid Nlable
Ringling MuseutnIof'Art, 5401
Bay Shore Road,; Sarasota. $5
cover charge, ;cabh .bar and
food veridtrs.teW parking at
FSU Ceriter for-i e4forming
Arts. Call 359-5700.
* The WillRogers Follies: A
Life in Revue starring Larry
Gatlin comes to theVanWezel
Performing Arts Hall at 3 and
8 p.m. at 777 North Tamiami
Trail in Sarasota. Tickets: $45-
$65. Call 953-3368 or (800)
VAN WEZEL, or visit
vanwezel.org.
* The Sarasota Opera presents
"The Marriage of Figaro" at
7:30 p.m. at 61 N. Pineapple
Ave. Tickets: $19-$99. Call
366-8450, Ext. 1 or visit sara-
sotaopera.org.
Silent dinner
The Community Center for
the Deaf and Hard of Hear ng
of Manatee/Sarasota holds its
monthly silent dinner at 6:30
p.m. at Westfield Sarasota
(Sarasota Square Mall), at
8201 South Tamiami Trail.
RSVP to Jim at jmccarthy@
cccdhh.org.
Author appearances


* Jean Marie Burton signs
'Agnes and Edgar: A Bassett
Love Story," Cynthia Travers
signs "Dancing with Destiny"
and Karen Koenig signs "The
Rules of 'Normal' Eating," at
The Bookshop, 241 W. Venice
Ave., downtown during the
Thursday Evening Stroll, 5:30-
8 p.m.
* Joe Rogers and Gary Wom-
ble visit Circle Books at 478
Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, a(t 1
p.m. to sign "Building of the
Second Spiritual House." Call
388-2850.
Card party
Venice-Nokomis Drove No.
141 BPO Does hosts a Guys
and Dolls card party, 11:30
a.m.-2:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb.
16, at the Venice-Nokomis
Elks Lodge at 1021 Discovery
Way in Nokomis. Snacks and
dessert served and prizes
awarded. Donation: $5. Call
-Louise at 488-5448.
Get involved
* A free public discussion
related to the recent talk by
Florida CFO candidate Alex
Sink takes place 1:30-3 p.m. at
the Fruitville Library Meeting
Room, 100 Coburn Road,
Sarasota. Sponsored by the
Democratic Club of Sarasota.
* The Republican Party of
Sarasota County Executive
Committee meets at The Ri-
vers Edge Community
Church, 3560 Bee Ridge Road,
at the corner of Beneva Road,
Sarasota. Social at 6:30 p.m., 7
p.m. meeting.
The great outdoors
* Boater's World presents a
free seminar at 6:30 p.m., fea-
turing Capt. Joe Miller of Fish
Galore Offshore Charters, at
Bird Bay Plaza, 615 North U.S.

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7273.
* Learn about living in a
beach environment at 5:30
p.m. in Council Chambers at
Venice City Hall, 401 W.
Venice Ave. Regional Non-
game Biologist Nancy Doug-
lass of the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mittee speaks about bird
nesting in the Venice coastal
region. Venice City Manager
Marty Black will discuss
coastal dune preservation.
The public is welcome to this
free event. No reservations
necessary. Call 486-2626, Ext.
2003.
* The American Littoral
Society leads a bay biocruise
aboard the Carefree Learner,
2-4 p.m. Leave from Bayfront
Park. $10 for ALS members,
$15 for guests. Call Bobby at
927-3409.
* Explore Tampa Bay by kayak
near the Apollo Beach area,
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Equipment
and training provided. $30 for
ALS members, $35 for guests.
Call John at 966-7308.
Jewelry class
Melissa Searle leads ajewelry-
making workshop for adults,
2-5 p.m. at Woodmere Park,
3951 Woodmere Park Blvd.,
Venice. No charge for instruc-
tion; fee for materials used
only. Beginners welcome. Re-
servations required; call 227-
4335.
U.N. Association


PHOTO COURTESY OF THE U.N.
ASSOCIATION
Daniel Noah, Warning Coor-
dination Meteorologist of the
National Weather Service,
speaks on Catastrophic Hur-
ricanes and Our Changing
Climate, at 11:30 a.m. at Palm
Aire Country Club. For lun-
cheon reservations for the
United Nations Association,
call 923-2108.
Retirees meet
* The National Association of
Retired Federal Employees,
Chapter 717, meets at 11 a.m.
at the Venice Holiday Inn, 455
North U.S. 41 Bypass. Cost of
the meal is $13. Speaker is
Melody Trimble, CEO of
Venice Regional Medical Cen-
ter. All federal retirees and
employees and their guests
are welcome. Call 492-6916.
* The Sarasota County Retired
Educators luncheon takes
place at 11:30 a.m. at Cafe
Baci, 4001 South Tamiami
Trail in Sarasota. Pat Richard-
son, SCTA president, and
Barry Dubin, SCTA executive
director, highlight plans for
the future. All retired educa-
tors and school personnel are
invited. RSVP to Barbara
Needleman at 488-1696.


Women's club
The Jacaranda Women's Club
meets at the Jacaranda West
Country Club, 1901 Jacaranda
Blvd., Venice. Buffet luncheon
at 11:30 a.m., followed by a
program on handwriting.
Lunch is $13; reservations
required. All Venice-area
women welcome. RSVP to
Audrey at 497-4513.
Peace coalition
The Coalition of Immokalee
Workers presents a program
at the Venice Peace Coalition
meeting at 7 p.m. at Venice
City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave.,
in the first-floor conference
room. The public is welcome.
Call 921-3375.
Showtime
Venice Public Library hosts a
free showing of the 1965 clas-
sic, "Doctor Zhivago," with an
introduction by film historian
Jim Orville at 3:45 p.m., fol-
lowed by part 1 of the film, a 6
p.m. dinner break, and part 2
at 7 p.m. VPL is located at 300
S. Nokomis Ave. 'Call 861-
1330.

FRIDAY,
FEB. 17
Retirees
Michigan Association of Re-
tired School Personnel holds
election of officers and a geo-
graphical program, It's More
Than the Mittens, at the next
CHAR-SOTA chapter meeting
at 9:30 a.m. at the Family
Table Restaurant, 14132
Tamiami Trail, in North Port.
RSVP to 480-9892.
Game night
The Community Center for
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


of Sarasota and Manatee
holds a family game night at 6
p.m. at the Venice office, 628
Cypress Ave. Bring your fav-
orite games, snacks and
drinks and friends. RSVP to
Sarah Harris at (941) 758-2539
(V/TTY), (941) 758-2542 (VP),
or sharris@ccdhh.org.

Club events
* The Venice Council No. 41
R&SM holds a stated assem-
bly at 118 E. Venice Ave.,
Venice. All members of the
order welcome. Call 484-
0311.
* Lunch is served Fridays,
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and din-
ner 5-8 p.m. with music 7-10
p.m. at the new Venice-
Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way in Nokomis.
Call 486-1854.
* Disabled American Veterans
holds a Friday Night Fish Fry


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Golf tournament chairs Nancy Podorski and Pat
Bochnowski prepare for the 21st annual event,
which benefits Loveland Center. The tournament
takes place March 13 at 8:30a.m. The $85 entry fee
covers 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch and a conti-
nental breakfast. Much of the fee qualifies as a char-
itable contribution. Golfers may register as a group,
or individual golfers will be paired by the
committee. To register, call Maxine Bartone at 492-
9252 or Doreen Millhorn at 497-4490.


Englewood Carving Club,
takes place noon-2:30 p.m. at
the Senior Friendship Centers
in Englewood, at Community
Presbyterian Church, 405
South McCall Road. Admis-
sion is free; donations accept-
ed. Call Kathie McMurrian at
584-0052.
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by Tony, 5-7 p.m. at 600
Colonia Lane in Nokomis.
Call 488-4500.
Art exhibit, reception
The Venice Art Center pre-
sents Art Ukraine 2006 and
Jarauslay Stadark in the Bus-
ter Gallery, 390 S. Nokomis
Ave. A reception takes place
4-6 p.m. and the public is wel-
come. In the Solo Gallery, the
works on Astrid Enskat will be
featured. The exhibitions will
be on display through March
7. Hours are Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and
Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit
veniceartcenter.com.
Euchre
VFW Post 8118 hosts Euchre
at 1 p.m. Friday at 832 E.
Venice Ave. All players wel-
come.
Dance
* The 13-piece dance band
Royal Aires performs 7-9 p.m.
at Woodmere Park, 3951
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice.
Tickets: $5. Call Dick at 484-
5804.
* Gotta Dance Studio, 4-Bays
Center, 303 South Tamiami
Trail in Nokomis, ballroom
dancing, 7-8 p.m. group les-
son; 8-10 p.m. open dancing.
Cost: $8, snacks included.
Call 486-0326.
* Tap dancing, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
at Starz Choice Dance Studio,
348 Seaboard Ave., Venice.
Call instructor Maria Santa-
gada at 484-9827.
* Sharon de Marc and Maria
Santagada teach intermedi-
ate Tappercise classes, 4:30-6
p.m., Fridays, at Starz Choice,
348 Seaboard Ave., Venice.
$10 for a 1-1/2-hour class or
$6 for one hour. Call de Marc
at 408-0019.
* Red Bates calls the following
square dance programs Fri-
days at Woodmere Park Re-
creation Center, 3951 Wood-
mere Park Blvd., Venice. On-
going classes: 10 a.m.-noon,
C-1 dance workshop; 1-3
p.m., beginner level class; 3-5
p.m., Advanced level class.
Call 828-0481 or e-mail red-'
bates@juno.com.
Woodcarvers show
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and Swap Meet, hosted by the


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* Anne Lough performs on
the mountain dulcimer at 7
p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran
Church, 2705 North Tamiami
Trail in Nokomis. Donations


accepted. Call 485-6746.
SILL lecture
Sarasota Institute of Lifetime
Learning presents The rise of
Radical Islamic Terrorism in
Europe at 10:30 a.m. at the
Venice Community Center,
326 S. Nokomis Ave. Speaker
is Dr. Robin Niblett. Tickets
are $5 at the door. Call 365-
6404.
To your health
* The Florida's Blood Centers'
Big Red Bus will be at Our
Lady of Lourdes Parish, 1301
Center Road, Venice, 8:30
a.m.-1 p.m. For upcoming
sites, call FBC at 492-9202 or
Suncoast Communities
Blood Bank at 954-1600, Ext.
240.
* Venice Presbyterian Church
offers a new balance move-
ment class, at 12:30 p.m.,
Friday, Feb. 10, 17 and 24 at
111 E. Firenze Ave. Classes are
free and open to the public.
Call 488-2258 to register.
Shell festival
The Sarasota Shell Club holds
its 43rd annual festival Feb.
17-19 at the Sarasota Mun-
icipal Auditorium, 801 North
Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.
Hours are 12:30-5 p.m. Friday
and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday. Admission: $3
for adults, children younger
than 12 free with adults.
Ticket good for repeat admis-
sion. Call Fran at 739-0908 or
e-mail hanksfran@aol.com.

Circle Books, 478 Ringling
Blvd., Sarasota, 388-2850
* 11 a.m., Bruce Henrickson
signs copies of "Ticket to a
Lonely Town."
* 2 p.m., Elsa DeWagner signs
copies of "My Roots Conti-
nents Apart."
'Dive Into the Past'
The Sarasota County History
Center invites the public to its
new exhibit exploring the his-
toric archaeological discover-
ies at Little Salt Spring, noon-
1 p.m. at 701 North Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota, followed by a
guided tour of the Sarasota
Department of History
archives, including books and
pictures of old Sarasota. Call
Arnold Berns at 924-5224.


Dance to the Royal Aires


The 13-piece dance band Royal Aires performs 7-9 p.m. at Woodmere Park, 3951 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice. Tickets: $5.
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Grace United Methodist
Church sanctuary, 400 E.
Field Ave., Venice. Tickets:
$15, $5 for students, at the
door or by calling 484-8491 or
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* Bruno and The New Venice
Singers perform 6-8:30 a.m.
at Brindley's Liquor and
Cheese Shop, 421 South
Tamiami Trail in Venice.
Tickets: $10 at the door. Call
488-5989.
* Frankie Valli and The Four
Seasons return to the Van
Wezel, 777 North Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota, at 8 p.m.
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CLASS ACTS


Epiphany's Flat Stanley travels the country Patriotic essay contest
submissions due Feb. 22


STAFF REPORT


The Epiphany Cathedral
second-grade class has just
welcomed home a friend. His
name is Flat Stanley and boy,
does this little guy get around.
Flat Stanley is a storybook
character who becomes flat
after his bedroom bulletin
board falls on him one night.
He then travels through the
mail to visit his friend.
Students in Cindy Picot's
class were introduced to Flat
Stanley earlier this year, when
reading a series of books
about this adventuresome
guy.
The students decided to
send Flat Stanley out on ad-
ventures. Each student sent
him to visit two family mem-
bers or friends somewhere in
the United States.
Michael Badolato decided
Flat Stanley should visit Pres-
ident and Mrs. Bush at the
White House in Washington,
D.C. and quickly sent him on
his adventure.
Early in January Stanley
returned with a picture of the
Bushes, as well as a letter


signed by the president de-
tailing Stanley's visit.
This social studies and lan-
guage arts project has been a
very fun and exciting project
for the students. Stanley has
returned with other tales of
great adventure, photographs
and a wealth of information
about the states and cities he's
visited.
"The students were so
excited to share their adven-
ture with the class upon Stan-
ley's long anticipated return,"
said Picot. "The knowledge
gained about our United'
States through the vicarious
travel experiences far sur-
passed my expectations for
my students."
In addition to visiting the
White House, Flat Stanley
traveled to Rhode Island,
Maine, New York, New Jersey,
'Alaska, Colorado, California
and more.
His adventures included
hiking the Appalachian
Mountains, biking, sledding,
birthday parties and sporting
events. His most magical trip
was to visit Santa Claus at the
North Pole.


STAFF REPORT


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PHOTO COURTESY OF EPIPHANY CATHEDRAL SCHOOL
Epiphany second-grader Michael Badolato holds Flat Stanley
(after his visit to the White House) and the letter he received
from President George W. Bush.


This month the Venice on
the Gulf Chapter of the
Daughters of the American
Colonists encourages young
citizens, ages 13-18, to con-
sider the meaning of patrio-
tism by writing an essay
about someone in American
history or literature who they
see as a patriot.
I. t need not be a famous
person. It could be an ances-
tor who was particularly pa-
triotic.
Presidents are honored in
February since George Wash-
ington, the first president and,
a great patriot was born this
month. He was a colonist in
Virginia before becoming
general in the continental
army during the American
Revolution. Special honor is
also given to President
Abraham Lincoln, also born
this month, who saved the
union and freed the slaves.
There are other less known
patriots and unsung heroes
and heroines during this early
era. Other founders and citi-


zens risked their lives by sup-
porting independence and
freedom.
Students should think
about these as well and those
who later made major contri-
butions.
Since the colonial period,
many citizens have kept the
torch of freedom lighted with
patriotic acts of courage and
commitment.
Members of the area
Daughters of the American
Colonists group who trace
their ancestry to the ,early
colonists encourage young
citizens of the conimmnuity to
think about the history of our
country and look for true
patriots in their own family
story in America.
Contest entries, including
name, address, school, age
and phone number, should
be sent to PO Box 76, Osprey,
34229, by Feb. 22.
Prizes will include mone-
tary awards of $100 or less,
books on American history
and a patriotic bookmark for
each entrant. Selected essays
may be published.


Feb. 22 is college night at


Venice High School


Sertoma names students and


educator of the month


STAFF REPORT

A.G. Edwards will present
South Sarasota County Col-
lege Night at Venice High
School Wednesday, Feb. 22,
6:15-8 p.m., in the VHS gym-
nasium.
Students and parents can
talk with representatives from
approximately .50 colleges,
universities and technical
schools from around Florida
and the country.
In addition, USF, UE FSU,
UCF, MCC and FGCU will
conduct group presentations.
Tickets for these presenta-
tions are on a first come, first
served basis. Door prizes will
be awarded at the end of the
evening including a $50 Tar-
get gift card, a TV a DVD play-
er and more.
This event is open to all
area students and all activities
are free.
Juniors and sophomores
are highly encouraged to at-
tend and bring a page of
labels that include name, ad-
dress, phone number and e-
mail to save time filling out
forms.


PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE HIGH SCHOOL.
From left VHS students Brittany Nichols, Jennie Allen and
Kristen Bailey check out the University of Florida table and last
year's college night.


The following is the plan-
ned schedule for the evening:
* 6:15 p.m., doors open
* 6:15-6:45 p.m., registration
for group presentations.
* 6:45-7 p.m., first group pre-
sentation
* 7:10-7:25 p.m., second
group presentation


* 7:50 p.m., prize drawings
(must be present to win)
College representatives
will be available in the gym
the entire evening.
For more information,
contact the Rotary Futures
Program at 480-3178 or 488-
6726.


STAFF REPORT
Leslie Bachtel has been
named Sertoma Professional
Educator of the Month for
January. She has been teach-
ing for 21 years, of which the
past 12 have been at Venice
High School.
Bachtel teaches English
and related electives to grades
10 through 12 at New DEAL,
VHS's drop-out prevention
resource. Fifteen percent of
the graduating class last year
were students once consid-
ered at risk.
Bachtel's leadership activi-
ties include her role as PMT
chair (2003-2005), the inter-
nal facilitator for the SACS
accreditation process this
year and close work with Big
Brothers Big Sisters in three
mentoring programs.
Bachtel was VAMS Teacher
of the Year in 1990, IDEAL
Teacher of the Year in 1993
and Teacher of the Year for
VHS this year.
In addition to the school
awards, she was also recog-
nized by the Venice Nokomis
Rotary Club in 1994 and twice
published in the Who's Who


PHOTO COURTESY OF SERTOMA CLUB
From left, Amy Hollen, Jason Hughes, Leslie Bachtel and
Robert Apple.


of American Teachers.
When asked why she felt
she was chosen to receive
these honors she said, "I
believe these honors were
bestowed upon me by my
peers because they recognize
the accomplishments of my
students and my commit-
ment to their success."
Robert Apple' has been
named Male Student of the
Month for January. He is very
active in musical activities at


Venice High School. He is an
officer in the marching band,
lead trumpet in the jazz
ensemble, first trumpet in the
brass quintet and first trum-
pet in the symphonic band.
Apple is also a member of
Venice Presbyterian Church,
where he sings in the contem-
porary choir. He has also sung
with the chancel choir in per-
formance tours of southern

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Blood bank offers scholarships


Wal-Mart seeking top teachers


STAFF REPORT


Suncoast Communities
Blood Bank wants to help
*deserving high school and
post high school college stu-
dents with scholarship mon-
ey toward their education.
Suncoast Communities
Blood Bank plans to award a
total of $21,000 in scholar-
ships this year. The awards
are given to academically
meritorious and blood drive
supporting high school and
college seniors. This year
more than 50 students will
receive scholarships.


Scholarship applicants
must be high school seniors
or post high school college
students who are blood
donors. Blood donors must
be at least 16 years old (with
written parent consent),
weigh at least 110 pounds and
be in good health.
Those who are medically
ineligible to give blood may
qualify by actively volunteer-
ing to promote the blood
drive or by recruiting a friend
to donate in their name.
Only' those students who
take active roles to promote
the blood drives during the


school year will be eligible to
receive a scholarship.
Students will compete
against other students within
their schools but there is no
competition among schools.
Official scholarship appli-
cations are available on the
bloodmobile during a
school's blood drive or in the
school's guidance/financial
aid office. For more informa-
tion about the scholarship
program, rules, applications
or deadline, call Julie Platt at
954-1600, Ext. 272, or send an
e-mail to communityrela-
tions@scbb.org.


STAFF REPORT


Know a top teacher who
deserves some recognition?
Here's your chance to shine
the spotlight on an outstand-
ing educator and reward his
or her school with a $1,000
educational grant from Wal-
Mart.
Through Feb. 24, nomina-
tion forms are available at all
areaWal-Mart and Sam's Club
locations for the company's
11th Annual Teacher of the
Year program.
Anyone can nominate a
teacher. Current and past stu-


DEAN'S LIST, FALL 2005


dents, parents and co-work-
ers are encouraged to stop by
a store or club location to fill
out a form and bring forward
the names of special teachers.
Many winners will be sur-
prised with a special ceremo-
ny at their school in honor of
National Teacher's Day, which
is Tuesday, May 9.
State winners will be
selected and announced in
the fall, and one national win-
ner will be announced before
the end of the year.
Through this year's pro-
gram, more than 3,900 teach-
ers nationwide will be recog-
nized with the help of Phi
Delta Kappa International, a
national professional educa-


tion association. Wal-Mart
will donate more than $4.5
million to schools of winning
teachers for three types of
awards, and PDK will help
select winners at the highest
levels.
I Local winners selected by
each Wal-Mart and Sam's
Club in the U.S. and Puerto
Rico receive $1,000 for their
school, a $100 gift card to buy
supplies for their classroom,
an honorary Teacher of the
Year polo shirt, and a person-
alized certificate.
Local winners have the
option to apply for state hon-
ors by completing and sub-
Please see TEACHERS, 6B


Maryville College
James LaPinska of Venice
and Ethan Poole of Nokomis
have been named to the
dean's list at Maryville College
in Maryville, Tenn., earning a
minimum 3.25 GPA. LaPin-
ska, a 2004 VHS graduate, is
majoring in business and or-
ganization management. He
is the son of Jim and Deborah
LaPinska of Venice. Poole, a
2003 VHS graduate, is major-
ing in engineering and busi-
ness and organization man-


agement. He is the son of
Tammy Poole of Nokomis
and Kenneth Poole..
Vanderbilt University
Katherine Rachel Lewis,
Elizabeth Kelsey Levine and
Elyssa Lynnae Twedt have
been named to the dean's list
at Vanderbilt University in
Nashville, Tenn., earning a
minimum 3.5 GPA. Lewis, a
Peabody College student, is
the daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
Allen S. Lewis of Nokomis.


Levine, a Peabody College
student, is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Michael D. Levine of
Nokomis. Twedt, an Arts and
Science student, is the daugh-
ter of VIr. and Mrs. Kenneth P
Twedt of Venice.
Florida Southern College
Brittany Marie Heimann
and John Nidositko IV of
Venice have been named to
the dean's list at Florida
Southern College in Lake-
land, earning a minimum 3.7


GPA. Heimann is a freshman.
Nidositko is a freshman and
the son of John Nidositko III
and Carolyn Di Carlo.
Colgate University
CaitlinWhiteaker has been
named to the dean's list at
Colgate College in Hamilton,
N.Y, earning a minimum 3.3
GPA. Whiteaker, a 2002 Pine
View graduate, is the daugh-
ter of Carla Whiteaker. She is
concentrating in English at
Colgate.


WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?


Wednesday: Turkey enchila-
da, 1905 salad, corn, refried
beans, grapefruit half, pears,
orange juice and milk.
Thursday: Shepherd's pie with
roll, corn dog, yogurt parfait,
fresh broccoli with dip, green
beans, orange, mixed fruit,
apple juice and milk.
Friday: Chicken nuggets with
rice and gravy, fish and
cheese sandwich, veggie


cheese platter, peas, veg-
etable soup, fresh pear, apple-
sauce, fruit blend juice and
milk.
Monday: No school Pres-
ident's Day.
Tuesday: Soul food celebra-
tion, crispy chicken with rice
and gravy, rib-b-que sand-
wich, cobb salad, collard
greens, corn, orange, apple
crisp, grape juice and milk.


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'BIN G I E L i NI WE


WCI Communities presents



Edge of Excellence grants


The quick and the dread


DAVE BARRY
HUMOR COLUMNIST


From left, front row: Paul Redington of Tatum Ridge Elementary, Steve Walker of Venetian Golf
& River Club, Judson Griggs of WCI Communities and Kathy Kourapis of Cyesis Teen Program.
Back row: Lona Sims of Laurel Nokomis Middle School, Laura Bradly of Taylor Ranch Elementary
and Jill Woodward of Toledo Blade Elementary.


STAFF REPORT

WCI Communities, a lead-
ing builder and developer, re-
cently presented grants to the
Education Foundation of
Sarasota County's 2006 Edge
of Excellence Program.
Since 1990, the Edge of
Excellence Program has given
teachers the opportunity to
explore cutting-edge tech-
niques and develop dynamic
educational experiences for
their students.
Grants were awarded to
265 teachers from 42 district,
alternative and charter
schools. Awards totaling
$122,992 were presented to
the grant winners during the
awards ceremony.


This year, 49 individuals,
businesses and organizations
sponsored one or more class-
room grants, which carry
their names or honor some-
one special to them.
Sponsors are also invited
into the classroom to see the
implementation and results
of the classroom grants they
sponsor.
Grant awards of up to $500
each will go to classroom
teachers to fund innovative
curriculum-based projects
that have outstanding merit
and enhance student learn-
ing but cannot be funded
through the regular operating
budget of the school board.
Through the awards,
teachers are encouraged to'


develop new and more effec-
tive ways to teach increasing-
Sly challenged students and
share their successful projects
with other teachers. Many of
the most creative and effec-
tive projects are replicated in
other classrooms and in
ensuing years, dramatically
extend each grant's impact.
Since the beginning of the
program the Education
Foundation has awarded
$949,082 in Edge of Ex-
cellence Classroom Grants
through the generosity of
grant sponsors.
Sarasota County teachers
have used the grant awards to
fund 2,028 creative, curricu-
lum-based projects in their
classrooms.


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Europe and Scandinavia in
2003 and 2005.
In addition to music, Apple
has been active in the com-
munity through teen court
and VHS's Renaissance Pro-
grain. He is listed in the Who's
Who in U.S. High Schools and
he maintains a 4.5 GPA as a
member of VHS's Honors
Academy.
Apple's future plans are to
attend FSU or USF to pursue
a major in music. He is the
son of Dr. Warren and Nancy
Apple of Venice.
Amy Hollen has been
named the Female Student of
the Month for January.


An extraordinary young
artist, her works can be found
throughout the community.
She designed the poster for
Taste of Sarasota, painted the
VHS pig for the Pigs in
Paradise project and two of
her works were selected for
the annual Evening of
Excellence fundraising auc-
tion held by the Education
Foundation.
Aside from art, Hollen
spends much of her time as
an active Girl Scout, where
she has earned the Girl Scout
Silver Award and is currently
completing her Gold Award
project.


Last year she served as one
of only two girls as a represen-
tative on the Girl Scout Gulf
Coast Council board of direc-
tors. She also earned the Girl
Scout camp counselor certifi-
cation.
At school, Hollen serves as
secretary of the Interact Club
and secretary and treasurer of
Mu Alpha Theta. She is a
member of the National
Honor Society and maintains
a 4.3 GPA. Next year she plans
to attend FSU where she will
pursue a degree in graphic
art. She is the daughter of
David and June Hollen of
Venice.


This classic Dave Barry col-
umn was originally published
Feb. 12, 1995.

When you're 47 years old,
you sometimes hear a small
voice inside you that says:
"Just because you've reached
middle age, that doesn't mean
you shouldn't take on new
challenges and seek new
adventures. You get only one
ride on this crazy carousel we
call life, and by golly you
should make the most of it!"
This is the voice of Satan.
I know this because re-
cently, on a mountain in
Idaho, I listened to this voice,
and as a result my body feels
as though it has been used as
a trampoline by the Bud-
weiser Clydesdales. I am cur-
rently on an all-painkiller
diet. "I'll have a black coffee
and 250 Advil tablets" is a typ-
ical breakfast order for me
these days.
This is because I went
snowboarding.
For those of you who, for
whatever reason, such as a
will to live, do not participate
in downhill winter sports, I
should explain that snow-
boarding is an activity that is
very popular with people who
do not feel that regular skiing
is lethal enough. These are, of
course, young people, fearless
people, people with 100 per-
cent synthetic bodies who
can hurtle down a mountain-
side at 50 mph and knock
down mature trees with their
faces and then spring to their
feet and go, "Cool."
People like my son. He
wanted to try snowboarding,
and I thought it would be
good to 'learn with him,
because we can no longer ski
together. We have a funda-
mental difference in tech-
nique: He skis via the Down-
hill Method, in which you ski
down the hill; whereas I ski
via the Breath-Catching
Method, in which you stand


sideways on the hill, looking
as athletic as possible without
actually moving muscles (this
could cause you to start slid-
ing down the hill). If anybody
asks if you're OK, you say, "I'm
just catching my breath!" in a
tone of voice that suggests
that at any moment you're
going to swoop rapidly down
the slope; whereas in fact
you're planning to stay right
where you are, rigid as a stat-
ue, until the spring thaw. At
night, when the Downhillers
have all gone home, we
Breath-Catchers will still be
up there, clinging to the
mountainside, chewing on
our parkas for sustenance.
So I thought I'd take a stab
at snowboarding, which is
quite different from skiing. In
skiing, you wear a total of two
skis, or approximately one
per foot, so you can sort of.
maintain your balance by
moving your feet, plus you
have poles that you can stab
people with if they make fun
of you at close range. Whereas
with snowboarding, all you
get is one board, which is
shaped like a giant tongue
depressor and manufactured
by the Institute of Extremely
Slippery Things. Both of your
feet are strapped firmly to this
board, so that if you start to
fall, you can't stick a foot out
and catch yourself.
You crash to the ground
like a tree and lie there while
skiers swoop past and delib-
erately spray snow on you.
Skiers hate snowboarders.
It's a generational thing. Ski-
ers are (and here I am gener-
alizing) middle-aged Republi-
cans wearing designer space
suits; snowboarders are defi-
ant young rebels wearing
deliberately drab clothing
that is baggy enough to cover
the snowboarder plus a major
appliance. Skiers like to glide
down the slopes in a series of
graceful arcs; snowboarders
like to attack the mountain,
slashing, spinning, tumbling,
going backward, blasting
through snowdrifts, leaping
off cliffs, getting their noses
pierced in midair, etc. Skiers
view snowboarders as a men-
ace; snowboarders view ski-
ers as Elmer Fudd.
I took my snowboarding
lesson in a small group led by
a friend of mine named Brad
Pearson, who also once talk-
ed me into jumping from a
tall tree while attached only to
a thin rope. Brad took us up


on a slope that offered ideal
snow conditions for the no-
vice who's going to fall a lot:
approximately seven flakes of
powder on top of an 18-foot-
thick base of reinforced con-
crete. You could not dent this
snow with a jackhammer. (I
later learned, however, that
you COULD dent it with the
back of your head.)
We learned snowboarding
via a two-step method:
STEP ONE: Watching Brad
do something.
STEP TWO: Trying to do it
ourselves.
I was pretty good at Step
One. The problem with Step
Two was that you had to
stand up on your snowboard,
which turns out to be a viola-
tion of at least five important
laws of physics. I'd struggle to
my feet, and I'd be wavering
there and then the Physics
Police would drop a huge
chunk of gravity on me, and
WHAM, my body would hit
the concrete snow, some-
times bouncing as much as a
foot.
"Keep your knees bent!"
Brad would yell, helpfully.
Have you noticed that what-
ever sport you're trying to
learn, some earnest person is
always telling you to keep
your knees bent? As if THAT
would solve anything. I want-
ed to shout back, "FORGET
MY KNEES! DO SOMETHING
ABOUT THESE GRAVITY
CHUNKS!"
Needless to say, my son
had no trouble at all. None. In
minutes, he was cruising hap-
pily down the mountain; you
could actually see his clothing
getting baggier. I, on the other
hand, spent most of my time
lying on my back, groaning,
while space-suited Republi-
cans swooped past and
sprayed snow on me. If I had-
n't gotten out of there, they'd
have completely covered me;
I now realize that the small
hills you see on ski slopes are
formed around the bodies of
47-year-olds who tried to
learn snowboarding.
So I think, when my body
heals, I'll go back to skiing.
Maybe sometime you'll see
me out on the slopes, catch-
ing my breath. Please throw
me some food.
Dave Barry is taking a
leave of absence from writing
his weekly humor column.
His classic columns appear in
the Wednesday edition of the
Venice Gondolier Sun.


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national winner will receive
$25,000 for his or her school,
and a National Teacher of the
Year trophy.


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"Man of La Mancha"
opens at The Players Theatre,
838 North Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota, Thursday, Feb. 23. It
will run through March 12.
The show that introduced
the world to the hit song, "The
Impossible Dream," was the
smash of the 1965 Broadway
season. The story begins in a
Spanish prison where Miquel
de Cervantes awaits his trial
before the Spanish Inqui-
sition. Finding himself at the
mercy of his fellow inmates
and forced to appear before
"the governor," Cervantes acts
out his incomplete novel
"Don Quixote." All are deeply
moved by his tale and the
story concludes with the
inspiring "Impossible
Dream."
Tickets are $21 for adults
and $11 for students. There
-are matinees at 2 p.m., Feb.
26, March 4, 5 and 12. For
tickets 'and information, call
the box office daily, 10 a.m.-4
p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 1
p.m. at 365-2494.
Evening performances are
at 8 p.m. except opening
night, which begins at 7:30
p.m.
The fifth annual Fine Arts
Show and Sale, featuring the
work of local artists will be
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25
and 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the
Venice Community Center,
326 S. Nokomis Ave.
Admission is free to this
Venice Art Center-sponsored
event.

Visitors who want to enjoy
Orlando during the peak win-
ter season, but do not want to
burn a hole in their wallets
can now do so at the luxuri-
ous Grande Lakes Orlando.
For a limited time, the JW
Marriott Orlando is offering
guests its Advance Purchase
Rate, where guests will receive
a 20 percent savings on high
season rates from now
through April.
With rates starting at $269
per night based on double
occupancy, reservations must
be made at least five days
prior to dheck-in and 'ctiibt
be .canceled. Rates are subject
to availability. Grande Lakes is
located close to the major
parks for a hassle-free vaca-
tion at the theme parks. VIP
packages that include private
tours, exclusive access to
backstage areas and attrac-
tions, discounts on food and
merchandise, and other
added benefits are also avail-
able.
Guests .at both hotels can
enjoy all the facilities and ser-
vices at Grande Lakes
Orlando, including the 18-
hole championship golf
course, designed by Greg
Norman, the 40,000-square-
foot Ritz-Carlton Spa offering
a wide selection of natural
treatments, baths and hy-
drotherapies, and advice
from the world's first Citrus
Consultant.
Grande Lakes features
three pools .including an
adult-only spa pool.
: Grande Lakes Orlando is
located 15 minutes away from
:the ; Orlando International
Airport, five minutes from the
Orlando/Orange County
Convention Center and min-
utes away from all the major
theme parks.
Foi'-ot: reservations< call The
Ritz-Carlton Orlando at (800)
576-5760/ JW Marriott Or-
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Grande Lakes Orlando, visit
grandelakes.com.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
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Saturday, Feb. 25, the
Venice and Englewood Lions
Clubs offer free vision screen-
ings to- children, preschool
through sixth grade. The
screening is being conducted
for them only and is aimed at
,identifying far and near-
sightedness, astigmatism,
lazy eye and other conditions.
Screenings will be held 9
a.m.-noon in the Lions
Community Room, at the
Venice HealthPark, 1289
Jacaranda Blvd., Venice.
Local ophthalmologist
Trent McKinney and at least
15 members of the Venice
Lions Club Inc. are donating
their time to make this event
happen.

The Venice Little Theatre's
Allan Kollar will accompany
40 of his closest friends on his
annual journey to Broadway.
The VLT's New York Theater
Tour will be May 4-7 and
includes top-price tickets to
three Broadway shows
including ,the Tony Award
winner "Spamalot" and "Dirty
Rotten Scoundrels."
Hotel accommodations


will be in the heart of the the-
ater district.
In addition to the shows,
there will be a New York City
orientation bus tour, walking
tours of Central Park, Fifth
Avenue, Rockefeller Center
and more.
* Rates are $1,675-$1,844.
For more information, call
Lynne Buhle at 488-1115.
There's a new book publi-
cation geared to the South in
area bookstores and Books-A-
Million. Edited by Robert
Locke, Southern Arts Journal
was launched last fall.
Designed for readers interest-
ed in the South, its arts, her-
itage, history, folklore and
more, the publication will be
issued quarterly in a 6-inch by
9-inch paperback form,
priced at $8.50.
The current issue contains
192 pages. Its ISSN number is
1556-5688 and its Bipad
number is 28565.

You can e-mail Kim Cool
at: kcool
@venicegondolier.com.


RESCUE from Page 1B


With the on-water simulat-
ed assistance maneuver com-
pleted the two vessels return
to the The Moorings, but for
Encore, it is only a moment's
stay.
Bomar with trainees
aboard is ready for its on-
water session and slides away
from the pier down the
Intercostal with Encore fol-
lowing in its wake. It is near-
ing noon, but time isn't the
issue here, ongoing thorough
training is, in a volunteer pro-
gram recognized by profes-
sionals in the business as
exceptional, Flotilla 8-6, Ven-
ice.
Auxiliary bom during
World War II era
The United States Coast
Guard was given a mandate to
use civilian volunteers to pro-
mote water safety on United
States, 'waters on June 23,
1939, when an act of Congress
established the Coast Guard

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Reserve. The Reserve ,was
then a non-military group of
unpaid volunteer boat- or
yacht-owning citizens. ,
On Feb. 19, 1941, Congress
amended the act of '39 by
passing the Auxiliary and
Reserve Act, which designat-
ed the reserve as a military
branch of the active service,
while the civilian volunteers,
formerly the Coast Guard
Reserve, became the Aux-
iliary.
So, Feb. 19 is recognized as
the official birth of the Coast
Guard Reserve while June 23
is recognized as the birthday
of the Auxiliary.
With America's entrance
into World War II, 50,000
Auxiliary members joined the
war effort guarding water-
fronts, carrying out coastal
picket patrols, rescuing sur-
vivors from scuttled ships,
and performing other
requested tasks. Many of the
Auxiliary members' private
vessels were placed into ser-
vice.
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vessel examination, educa-
tion, operations, and fellow-
ship were established and
remain pillars of the Auxiliary.
The. events of, 9/11 :and
ensuing Homeland Security
needs have moved the
Auxiliary's presence .as keen
observers of water activities to
a position of heightened
importance.
Venice boaters need
to plot a new course
Patrick Wheeler is, a famil-
iar face to anyone who
launches a boat from. the
Venice Train Depot on a
Saturday morning.
Few Saturdays go by that
Patrick fails to, show up -to
administer free recreational
boating safety checks to make
sure the latest .and properly
maintained safety equipment
mandated by. Federal and
State law.is on board; .... _,
1,,. Although heis just one ,of
15 certified, active examiners
in Flotilla 8-6, Patrick is per-
haps the most active, per-
forming over 200 vessel
checks a year. When he is not
at the'depot, he joins his fel-
low examiners in checking
vessels at marinas, boat
ramps, yacht clubs, and even
boaters',homes.
"I've. been doing, this. for
five., ypars," he said, the
-English accent, filled with
Wonder. "!Two hundred boats
a year, give or take a.few. From
.Baackbur, PQPoineiIt', the
tiManasota Key Bridge."
That would be in the thou-
sand boat range.
"And every year, more
boats fail than pass. How sur-
prising and.,discouraging Ais
that? I'm still waiting for year
which will reversethat trend."
What Wheeler finds as
even harder to swallow is that
25 percent of the failures are
repeat offenders.
Auxiliary examiners are
boat owners or experienced
boat crew members who, are
certified and trained to know
the latest federal Boating
Regulations and safety equip-
ment needs.. If an inspected
vesselss found .to .besafe,:;a
j Sealtof Safety" is, affixed t&t.
1If ah item isariiissing or out-
dated, the Vessel Examiner
will give the boat owner sug-
gestions, prior to reexamina-
tion.
Vessels displaying the seal
are usually not reexamined by
local law enforcement agen-
cies unless the boat is operat-
ed in a careless or. unsafe
manner.
Wheeler points to five sim-
ple things, but necessary to
receive a CSGA safety Check
decal, an annual requirement
effective from Jan. 1 to Dec.
31.
Be sure that boat num-
bers are properly spaced,
*,; Replace outdated signal
flares' .' i',(
Carry a throwable life
jacket ;-,:. :
Cover battery terminals
Ensure that registration is
on board. :
Along with those areas,
Wheeler will also check venti-
lation, backfire flame control,
sound-producing devices,
navigation light, and overall
vessel condition. ;: .
Although not required,
Wheeler strongly recom-
mends boaters have:
the standard orange-
with'black-eenter .' distress
flag
marine radio, or if no
radio, a cell phone with the
Coast Guard number pro-
grammed in
flashlight
mirror, or a CD that is a
very effective light reflector
As he completes the
USCGA safety checklist,
Wheeler also finds it a conve-
nient time to talk with boat
owners about a variety of
related topics: how to report
an accident, the use of charts
and aids, survival tips in the
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J.J. Andrews
BACK OF THE PACK

Much like the Trailblazers
bicyclist group, I'm frequently
asked to come on out and
join the weekend walkers
who meet at the Venice Area
Chamber of Commerce at 8
a.m. every Saturday and walk
the Venetian Waterway Park
bike path.
And just like Trailblazers,
there's always an excuse.
Unlike my atrocious bike-
riding skills, I am able to walk
just fine without falling down.
It just seems like I never have
time,., and whenever I do, I opt
for a long weekend run
instead of a casual walk.
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knees a rest from all that run-
ning," says Monty Andrews
(no relation), a board mem-
ber for Venice Area Beau-
tification Inc.
This is a typical comment
from nonrunners out to pro-
tect my knees from falling
apart. Nearly every one of
these people are 30 or more
years older than me, and they
all talk about how I'm going to
regret being a runner once
I'm 60 or 70.
A handful of recent articles
and medical studies appear
to contradict that theory.
Joint pain after 50
The first article I came
across was by Amby Burfoot
of Runner's World magazine.
In the February edition, she
writes about a study of run-
ners 50 years old and older
and followed them during a
nearly 15-year span to find
out if running caused more
joint pain.
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course of 15 years, compared
to almost 71 percent of the
female nonrunners.
Results were similar with
men. Researchers speculate
the reduced complaints of
joint pain could be from
stronger muscles, reduced
weight and a higher pain
threshold.
One of the 65-plus runners
I jog with said his 20-plus
years of running would sug-
gest all three reasons are cor-
rect. A trip and fall on a patch
of New England ice while
running led to all his cartilage
in one knee being removed.
It's been bone on bone for
years, but he's discovered his
knee bothers him much less
when he's running regularly.
Just last weekend, he broke
the 23:30 mark at the St.
Petersburg 5K road race.
Chicken or the egg
Similar findings and infor-
mation were found at
marathontraining.com and
rheumatology.org (American
College of Rheumatology)
during my Internet search.
At marathontraining.com,
an article by Dr. Larry Smith
cites a Harvard Medical
School study that found "no
association to moderate long
distance running and the
future development of osteo-
arthritis," which is the most
common form of arthritis.


ntpain

Online articles by the
American College of Rheum-
atology avoid making that
strong of statement about the
connection between degen-
erative joint disease and run-
ning. Osteoarthritis is caused
by gradual loss of joint carti-
lage, and is caused by heredi-
tary factors, physiological fac-
tors and from wear and tear
(exercise, regular use and
aging).
This type of arthritis affects'
more than 21 million Amer-
icans, is the leading cause of
disability and virtually every
person older than 75 has
osteoarthritis, according to
ACR. .
So this leaves us with a
chicken-or-the-egg moment.
Some insist running leads to
arthritis because of the wear
and tear, while many others
(myself included) believe it
helps prevent it.
Regardless, all the studies
say exercise becomes much
more important once a per-
son develops osteoarthritis.
"Decreased pain tolerance,
weak muscles, stiff joints and
poor balance associated with
many forms of arthritis can
be made worse by inactivity.
... Therefore, for the person
with arthritis, appropriate
exercise is very important,"
according to ACR.
Back of the Pack is a week-
ly running column appear-
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Scrub Jay 5K- The Sixth
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Technology is a


tool, not a crutch


LYNN REIFERT
CORRESPONDENT


Should we be at all con-
cerned that students today
are not required to write or
read cursive after the third
grade, with the result that
many in high school cannot
remember how to do either?
Is it OK if no one knows
how to do simple mathemat-
ics without using a calculator?
After all, technology is
there for us, continually


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advancing by leaps and
bounds, appearing to make
our lives easier. People today
have access to word process-
ing and calculators on cell
phones and computers.
From an early age, children
are learning to send e-mails
and text messages from
phones and computers,
which even check and correct
their spelling.
Many colleges now include
laptop computers in their
tuition costs. Students can
use them to take notes and
write papers.
A spokesperson in the cur-
riculum department at the
Sarasota County School
Board Office supports the use
of calculators in the class-
room. She said that with cal-
culators, students are able to
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County to consider Gauguin museum


BYGAVIN OFF
ASSISTANT ENGLEWOOD EDITOR

Sarasota County commis-
sioners will discuss later this
month creating a Paul Gau-
guin museum in downtown
Engelwood.
Dearborn Street leaders
said a museum dedicated to
the French artist would be
only the third such museum
in the world, and a tourist
draw for Olde Englewood
Village.
The other museums are
located in Brittany in France
and Tahiti, Gauguin's island
home of several years. Nei-
ther has original Gauguin
productions.
"I think people will travel
great distances to see things
like this," said Gene McCall,
Englewood resident and
business owner. "There is
quite a Gauguin connection
to Englewood."
Gauguin's oldest son,
Emile, lived in Englewood for
about five years before his
death in 1955.
He is buried in Lemon Bay
Cemetery on State Road 776
under a headstone reading
"son of Paul Gauguin."
'Awfully wonderful'
Gauguin, a French artist
who lived from 1848 to 1903,
was a leading post-impres-
sionist painter whose use of
color led to the synthesist
style of modern art, according
to the Wikipedia Encyclo-


SUN PHOTO BY JONATHAN FREDIN
Tommy Kester of the Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay talks Wednesday at the Elsie Quirk Public
Library about creating a Paul Gauguin museum near Dearborn Street.


pedia.
Members of the Arts Alli-
ance of Lemon Bay and the
Gauguin Museum Explor-
atory Committee have
amassed a collection of 26
Gauguin books, family post-
cards, reproductions and
even a woven chair made by
Emile's wife, Priscilla.
Museum specifics, includ-
ing its location, are still un-
known, said Tommy Kester of
the arts alliance.
Kester said Emile's connec-
tion to the area, combined
with Dearborn Street's inter-
est in the arts, would make


the museum an asset to the
community.
"I think it is awfully won-
derful that (Emile) is buried
here," Kester said.
Kester, McCall and local
historian Diana Harris spoke
to about 45 people Wednes-
day at Elsie Quirk Public
Library.
Their talk included com-
ments on the possible Gau-
guin exhibits and Emile's con-
nection to Englewood.
A home
Harris, who knew Priscilla,
said the pair moved to the


area in 1950 from Pennsyl-
vania and lived in a small cot-
tage near where Merchants
Crossing now stands.
Before she died, Priscilla
gave Harris a stack of Gau-
guin books, telling her, "I
want you to keep these for
me," Harris said.
She died a short time later,
and was cremated and placed
at the foot of Emile's grave.
The books, meanwhile,
made their way to the Char-
lotte County Library and the
Sarasota County History
Please see GAUGUIN, 14


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practice more math problems
in less time.
It was unclear how she
thought doing this would
improve a student's ability to
think and solve problems. It
would seem that one skill
being developed would be
that of using the calculator.
She also did not appear to
be worried about students
today not being able to read
or write cursive. She said that
schools don't really spend
much time on this because of
the widespread access stu-
dents have to computers and
word processing.
When told about parents
of high school students who
had been surprised and upset
that their high-. school chil-
dren could not read a letter
written to them in cursive by


their grandmother, she had a
couple of comments. She said
that many grandparents are
now learning to use e-mail.
She also said that it is often
difficult to read other people's
cursive writing.
When asked if she thought
that it was a problem if peo-
ple couldn't read historical
documents in a museum,
that were written in cursive,
she said they could find the
text of these on the Internet.
Technology seems to be
making the world a better
place, for the most part.
However, could a downside to
all of this be that as we are
becoming more and more
dependent on artificial intel-
ligence, we are sacrificing
human intelligence?
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work formerly requiring
mental effort have a negative
affect that is not yet apparent?
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ed that "if you don't use it, you
lose it." Scientists tell us that
when we challenge our brains
to think more and harder, we
make our brains smarter.
It is quite possible that
educators today are skipping
some valuable steps along the
way by not requiring young
students to practice and mas-
ter these basic skills that call
for mental effort. Allowing the
use of calculators and word
processors (completely ex-
cluding the requirement for
cursive writing) discourages
young students from using
and thereby improving their
own brains.


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and going through the steps
to prepare our own food is
much better for us.
Sometimes the quickest,
easiest way is not the best
way.
Lynn Reifert is the owner
and an instructor at The
Study Center Inc., Venice. Fax
questions and comments
about education to the center
at 493-8915, call 493-8869, e-
mail thestudycenter
' @ewol.cdm, or write to The
Study Center Inc., 1501 South
Tamiami Trail, Suite 501,
Venice, FL 34292. The center's
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Taylor

MacPherson

takes over
Taylor MacPherson and
Ann Thompson, with the help
of the Venice Yacht Club crew,
hbsted one of the most ele-
gant evenings of the decade in
Venice.
After a festive cocktail hour
in the Sunset Room, members
of the Riverview Kiltie Band
welcomed guests with music
including a stirring 'Amazing
Grace." Venice police officers
Bill Masters, Tom Mattmuller,
Paul Joyce and Oscar Guinart
formed the honor guard. Mas-
ter of Ceremonies John Mac-
Laughlin introduced his wife
Jean and flag officers Father
Pete Brudzinski, Rev. Chris
and Paula Gray, Frank and
Marion Price, Suzie and John
Pemberton and Polly and
Ernie Skinner seated at the
head table.
Jen and Jim MacPherson,
Taylor's son and daughter-in-
law, flew in from New Hamp-
shire for the event. Ann's mom
Phyllis Calluci helped make
everyone feel welcome as did
Pat and Charlie Thayer.
Dinner began with a lus-
cious avocado soup with lob-
ster chunks. Dessert featured
dark chocolate cups with rum
raisin ice cream. Pat Kozlow-
ski from Garden of Eden used
tall vases filled with flowers set
on mirrors surrounded by tea
lights for the centerpieces.
Everything was black with
white and purple and gold,
creating a space fit for royalty.
In his remarks Taylor Mac-
Pherson thanked Lee Pires
and Dave Yarzab and every-
one associated with the Venice
Yacht Club for their work.
While the amenities for the
evening were perfect, most
importantly Ann and Taylor
visited with guests and made
sure everyone felt welcome
and special.
This year's Commodore's
Ball at the Venice Yacht Club
will truly go down in history as
one of the most spectacular
evenings in Venice.
Music around the world
Bill Millner and the Venice
Concert Band dazzled the 999
people at the Venice Com-
munity Center with a musical
trip around the world. Tenor
Joe Russo performed "Vienna
Dreams" from Austria and the
Rumanian "Zigeuner." Rob
Millner conducted the band
while Bill performed "French
Festival" on the accordion.
The Italian "Come Back To
Sorrento" featured Les
Gowan.
Gary Reinstrom and the
Jacobites Pipe and Drum
Band wowed the audience
performing music of Scotland
including "Highland Cathe-
dral."
Many spectators joined in
a German toast as Bill and
Phil Hohmann, Don Korte,
Rob Millner, Ed Gremp and
Doug Reimann got everyone
tapping their toes with
"Octoberfest Medley." Bravo.
The next concert is Feb. 27, at
the VCC at 7 p.m.
One of our best
The special person of this
week is Chef Marc at the
Venice Yacht Club. Whether he
and his crew are preparing a
club member event or a mem-
bers community event, the
food is delicious and pretty.
Chef Mark always makes
everyone feel special and that
makes him one of the people
who helps make Venice great.


SUN PHOTOS BY FRAN VALENCIC
Ann Van Cott and Dick Guba enjoy a visit during
cocktail hour in the Sunset Room at the Venice Paula and Shaun Graser, Cathy and Fred Stramer and Merle and Pat Graser enjoy a gala evening at the
Yacht Club. Venice Yacht Club.


Jen and Josh MacPherson and Ann Thompson celebrate at the elegant .. .. ...
Commodore's Ball at the Venice Yacht Club. Ann organized the perfect Phyllis Calluci, Sandy MacPherson and Liz Thompson share the excitement at
evening, the Commodore's Ball.


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Chris Depkin, Josh Seymour, Rebecca Walrath and Caitlyn Roskovich from Riverview High F
School's Kiltie Band welcome the MacPherson clan at the Venice Yacht Club. C


Rob Millner and
Concert Band.


Joe Russo perform with the Bill Millner


Harry Addison, Taylor MacPherson and Audrey Rice take over
leadership at the Venice Yacht Club as vice commodore, com- Venice police officers Bill Masters, Oscar Guinart, Tom Mattmuller and Paul Joyce form the
modore and rear commodore. honor guard at the Venice Yacht Club.


The Jacobites Pipe and Drum Band, directed by Gary Reinstrom, and the Venice Concert Band,
directed by Bill Millner, wowed the audience with a spectacular "Music Around The World" con-
cert before 999 people at the Venice Community Center.


Barbara Barber, Roger and Valerie Button celebrate at the ele-
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5050 ............ Child/Adult Care
5053 ......... Computer Service
5054 ................ Contractors
5055 ............... Courier/Taxi
5060 .. .... . Domestic Cleaning
5070 .................. Electrical
5075 ............ Errand/Shopping
5080 ........ Excavating/Bush Hog
5083 .................. Flooring
5085 ................... Fences
5086 ..... . . Furniture Repair
5087 ........ Fireplace/Chimney
5088 .. ...... . Health & Beauty
5090 . ....... .. Heating &Air
5100......... Home & Commercial
Improvements
5101 ....- ...... ....House Sitting
5105. . . . . . . Insurance
5110 .. . . . Lawn/Garden & Tree
5120 ............ Medical Services
5130 ............. Moving/Hauling
5140 . .... Painting & Wallpapering
5150 . . . . . . Pest Control
5155 .. .......... Pet Care
5160 ................. Plumbing
5165 .............. Pool Services
5180 ......... Pressure Cleaning
5181 ................ Recreation
5183 .. .... . Recycling/Salvage


GARAGE SALES
105 ........... . Arcadia Area
110 ........... Englewood Area
120............ Lake Suzy Area
125 ....... Nokomis/Osprey Area
130 ........... North Port Area
135 ......... Port Charlotte Area
140 .......... Punta Gorda Area
145 ............. Rotonda Area
150 ............. Sarasota Area
155.......... South Venice Area
160 ............... Venice Area
6015 ............... Flea Market
6020 ................. Auctions
6025 ............. Arts and Crafts
6027 ..................... Dolls
6030 .......... Household Goods.
6040............ TV/Stereo/Radio
6060 ........ Computer Equipment
6065 .......... Clothing/Jewelry
6070 ........ Antiques/Collectibles
6075 ......... FruitsNegetables
6090 ................. Musical
6095 .................. Medical
6100. ........... . Health/Beauty
6110 ............. Trees & Plants
6120 ................ Baby Items
6125 ............ Golf Accessories
6128 ............ Exercise/Fitness
6130 ............ Sporting Goods
6135 ........... Bicycles/Tricycles
6138 ................. Toys
6140 .......... Photography/Video
6145 ........ Pool, Spa & Supplies
6160 ............. Lawn & Garden
6170 ........... Building Supplies
6180... Heavy Construction Equipment


"u"Ct



- .-iL-. 7,
.rer I1


6190 ............ Tools/Machinery
6195............ Farm Equipment
6220.. .. Office/Business Equipment
and Supplies
6225 ......... Restaurant Supplies
6230............ Pets & Livestock
6250 ............. . Appliances
6260 .............. Miscellaneous
6270 ........Wanted To Buy/Trade


U10U ..................... A uao
7020 ........ ........... Buick
7025 . . . . . . . . . BMW
7030 . . . . . . . . Cadillac
7040 . . . . . . ... Chevrolet
7050 .................. Chrysler
7060 ................... Dodge
7065 .. .............. Eagle
7070 ..................... Ford
7080 . . . . . . . . . Jeep
7085 . . . . . . . . . Lexus
7090 .. ................ Lincoln
7100 ............... . Mercury
7110 . . . . . . . Oldsmobile
7120 .. ........... Plymouth
7130 . . . . . . . . Pontiac
7135 .. ............. Saturn
7140. ... Miscellaneous Domestic Auto
7145 .... . . . . . . . . Acura
7150 ....... . . . Daewoo


7160 ........ .......... Honda
7165 .................... Infiniti
7170 ............ . . . . Isuzu
7175 ................... Jaguar
7177 ..................... K IA
7180 ................... Mazda
7190 ... ..... Mercedes
7195 ................. M itsubishi
7200 ................... Nissan
7205 ............... Sports Cars
7210 ................... Toyota
7220 . ............ Volkswagen
7230 ': ,.,, .. . .. . . Volvo
7240 :,.. Miscellaneous Imports
7250 ....... Antiques/Collectibles
7252 ............ Budget Buys
7260 .............. Autos Wanted
7270....... Auto Parts/Accessories
7280 ....... Auto Service/Repair
7290 . ................. Vans
7300 .......... Trucks/Pick-Ups
7305 ....... Sport Utility Vehicles
7310 ..................... 4x4s
7320 .............; ..... Aviation
7341 ........ Trailer & Accessories
7360 ... Motorcycles/Mopeds/Scooters
7370 ...... Campers/Travel Trailers
7380 ..........Motor Homes/RVs
7381 ............... RV Storage
BOATS
7329 ............ Bargain Basket
7330 ............. Boats-Powered
7331 ................. Sailboats
7332 ...... Personal Water Vehicles
7333 ....... Miscellaneous Boats
7334 ..... Outboard/Marine Engines
7335 ............. Charter/Rentals
7336........ Boat Storage/Docking
7337 ............... Boat Repairs
7338 ... Marine Supplies Equipment
7339 ............. Canoes/Kayaks
7340 ..... O/B Marine Eng. Repair


36


DISTINCTIVE AND DIFFERENT. You'll love
this Cape Cod home with newer roof, a/c. kitchen,
baths and more. Wood floors, lwo fireplaces,
Florida room., corner lot, west of US41.
MLS#492690.V#1807.$454,900.
941-485-0021.


NOKOMIS WATERFRONT. This brand new
Vaterford home is waiting for an owner. 3 beds. 2
full batls-one with a walk-in Roman shower.
Peaceful neighborhood and maintenance free. Take
a look.MLS#504563.,V#1848.$449,000.
941-485-0021.


RELAXING IMMACULATE HOME in
popular Venice Palmns. Many upgrades and built-in
kitchen appliances. Private back yard and
spectacular lanai with waterfall and Koi pond.
Great kitchen overlooking family room.
MLS#501102. V#1834.$424,900.
941-485-0021.


located to all necessities. Numerous palms and
tropical gardens and outdoor hghting accent this
beautiful Florida abode. On-site hurricane shelter
for your protection. MLS#498336. V#1825.
$399,900.941-485-0021.


BEAUTIFUL 4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH home
with cathedral ceilings and tile throughout. This
home has been wonderfully cared for and
maintained. Convenient location to everything.
MLS497513.V#1821. $395,000.
941-485-0021.


IIM i.l.I i i .,....., ,-, ,
home in Grassy Oaks. Plant shelves,tray ceiling in
Great Room, 8 ft. pocket sliders to lanai which over
looks greenbelt area. Master Bed roorn boasts
HUGE walk in closet.tile roman shower & garden
tub. Community pool, Clubhouse & Tennis courts
available.. MLS#505952. VJ#1037. $389,000.
941-493-2121.


CORNER LOT NOT OFTEN AVAILABLE in
Woodmere Lakes. Three bedrooms. 2 baths, pool,
marble kitchen counter tops. wood cabinets. This
hoie is very well kept in a commuinty that is just
what vot'rc looking for. MLS#499187, \#18310.
$379,900.941-485-0021.


GREAT S. VENICE HOME! 1.836 sq ft of
living includes, but is not limited to, 2BD. 21A,
20x17 garage with a!c &l heat & large family rm.
Drainfieldt only 3 irs old. shed & 19\16 patio.
Home warranty. MLS#498367. V#1011t
$249,900.941-493-2121.


GORGEOUS 2/2 CONDO ON VENICE
ISLAND. Condo hais been -iMilre ully ruplatel
uilh designer tiiclies tlihrougholu I being sold
turnkc tnrnisrlled Wailk oi like to Beach or Pier
IMLS#502()24. \'#1S39. $221,900.
941-485-0021.


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1020 Homes/General
1021 Arcadia
1022 Englewood
1023. Nokomis/Osprey
1024 North Port
1025 Port Charlotte
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1028 Venice
1029 Sarasota
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1540 Trade/Exchange
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1600 Business For Sale
1610 Business Rentals
1615 Income Property
1620 Commercial/Indus
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1640 Warehouse &
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1650 Farm/Ranches

1010 OPEN HOUSES

2/15/06



2186 COMO,PC
GULF ACCESS
10 14' walls, vaulted ceil.
Great rm, fam rm, 2/1,
90's home. Prof. decorat-
ed. Fully furn. Plant ledges,
2 min to Town Center..
Whirlpool. Roughed in slab
for 2/1/2. OPEN DAILY
$339,000/obo
941-625-3595

Arcadia Open House 10-4
Sat. 2/11. DeSoto Village
55+, Lot #87 Remodeled DBL
MH 2/2. HOme Warranty. Just
reduced. Call 941-456-6812
for info or appointment

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Open House
Wed. Feb. 15th. 11a 2p
1027 Tropical Ave., PC.
3/2/2, charming home in
wonderful neighborhood
w/great potential. Domed
kitchen, breakfast bar. cathe-
dral ceilings & more. A must
see! $229,000.
Contact:
John Hayward with
Century 21 Sunbelt -
Deep Creek
@ (941) 457-7445

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2 p.m. 4 p.m.

(941) 205-1000

SAT. & SUN. 12-4PM 1601 W.
Neponsit Dr., off Center Rd.
Venice Gardens sparkling split-
plan, MOVE IN CONDITION 2
master suites, 2 baths, 2 car
garage, enclosed lanai, cen-
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throughout. $295,900 (941)-
923-1283
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Pool Home, wood & tile
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$275,500 Open House
Sat. 11-3 5052 Van-
tage St. Near San
Mateo Sue Ann Meyer
"SAM" 941-456-8131
866-456-8131
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1019 CAPE
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119 SYDNEI CT. Great family
home, 3/2/2 room for pool.
$249,900. Key Realty Inc
Christine Clayton 716-6921
3/2/2 Pool Home on
canal, lots of upgrades,
1875 sq ft under air. free
golf mem. $349,900 Call
Jessica Menzel @
941-815-8451
Gasparilla Properties
3/2/2 Pool, built in 2000 on
dbl. preserve lot, metal roof,
plantation shutters, pavers,
front porch. 1135 Boundary.
$449K (941)-6974823
3/2/2, Rotonda -Long
Marsh home w/ htd
pavered pool/spa. Family
room & Living room.
Charity Cain Kelly
941-716-0685
Gasparilla Properties
3BR/2BA/3CG on dbl lot, built
2003, furn., many extras.
$359,000. Bud Shoemaker
Harborside RE (941)-716-5698
727 ROTONDA CIRCLE IN
WHITE MARSH HUGE
WATERFRONT BEAUTY
WITH WATER VIEWS FROM
EVERY ROOM. OVERSIZED
LANAI, 3 BED, POOL
HOME. WATER & SEWER!
EXCELLENT. $327,000.
OPEN HOUSE FEB 11TH,
12TH. AND 13TH
FRI, SAT & SUN 10-3
TERRY LONG RE/MAX
BAYSIDE 941-474-2897
EXT 127
Brand new home in
Pinemoor. Only $299,900!
3/2/2 split plan, room for
pool. Call Ed Perry
941-716-2948
Gasparilla Properties
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LRG. 3/2/2 Pool home w/ a
BEAUTIFUL golf course view,
3192 total s.f., 2304 s.f.
under air. $309K 223-4781
REDUCED PRICE! Rotonda
3/2/2 Canal .front w/dock,
pool & spa. Newly remodeled
& new roof. $271,000. Open
Sunday lpm-3pm. 198
Annapolis La. 239-464-9656

1020 HOUSES FOR
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NORTH PORT
Sat. OH11-1!
6483 Fabian!
"Wow" $175K Pool hm.
Immaculate!

Sat. OH 2-4! Waterfront!
6385 Scorpio Ave.
$299k Riverfront' Gulf
Access!


PUNTA GORDA
SUN OH 11-1
3039 Tarrywood!
169,900, 3/2 pool!

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23072 Mineral Ave
4/3/2 Pool Home!

941-457-2754
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941-474-9080
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(941)-255-1100

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BRAND NEW Mfg. Home
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BRAND NEW Moronda
Home in N. Port, 1620
Joshua. 2095', 3 br, 2 Ir,
2 Car, corner Ibt. 2
Walk-in pantry, 2 sinks in
kit. A must see @
$239,900.

ALMOST NEW ('05) -
Holiday Home in N. Port,
4361 San Mateo. Stock-
ade fence, large rooms,
3/2/2 w/2012' Huge
screened lanai.
$299,900.

BEAUTIFUL, CLEAN
2/2/1 @ 2171 Abscott.
Florida Rm & screened
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626-8474 or Mary
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Southern Choice
941-613-2300

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UNDER 450,000
3/2.5/3 Deep Creek
UNDER $300,000
3/2/2 North Port
4/2/2 Mnt. Free N. Port
3/2/2 Pool North Port
UNDER $250,000
3/2/2 North Port
3/2/1 Burnt Store Vllg
3/2/1 Townhouse NP
UNDER $200,000
3/1 South Venice
2/2/1 Carport North Pt
3/1/1 Carport Pt Charl
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1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE

$189,900
New 3/2/2 + Lanai
Includes lot. Magnum Dev
(941)-426-2999

REDUCED
Oak Forest Villa N. EngI
1095 Yosemite Dr. Beauti- ,
ful 2/2 w/ den. Ready for
Immed. occupancy
Ready to sell @ $328,000
W/ $1000 DECORATORS
CREDIT PAMELA CIVILLO
941-815-2837
M & M REALTY

11 Sportsman Ter
3/2/2 Pool/Canal
Surfside Realty, Inc.
941-473-4050

14112 Fillmore Ave Gulf
Cove Like new Key West
style 3 bedroom home,
Flawless condition! Minutes
to community boat ramp to
the Myakka River.
$343,900. TenyLong
941-474-2897 ext. 127
RE/MAX Bayside
2.67 Acres, 4/3/2 split on
wooded lot, 1955 SF w/addi-
tional 660SF roughed in bldg.
Close to beach. $499,000.
Joe Thompson, Prudential
Village Rlty.941-539-4178
2/2 MANASOTA BEACH
Bay & pool view. Vaulted
ceilings furnished in
Southwest motif. eat in
kitchen. Beach Access
$499,000. SELLER MOTI-
VATED! Kim Moore
RE/MAX Gulf Coast Realty
(941)-270-1190
2/2/1 Waterfront Home
Estate Sale, Gardens of
Gulf Cove. Gene Osborne
REMAX PALM REALTY 941-
661-3747 OR 941-743-5525
2/2/2 ORIG OWNER BLT '89,
QUIET+CLEAN, 1300SF,
MUST SEE, $229,000. Joan
Hawkins, PA, Key Realty,
941-474-3228


2/2/2 w/office possible 3rd BR
pool hm on lake, membership in
beachclub avail. $279,000.
Must see! (941)473-8970


2br/lba,
Cute home
with all new AC,
tile, carpeting,
bathroom & more.
Great for starter or
2nd home. Close to
beach and shops.
Can't go wrong with
this one! $169,900.
By owner
941-650-8220



2BR/2BA/1CG By Owner,


good location, needs repair
$155,000. 1845 Meadowlark
Ln. by appt 941-474-0460


1022 ENGLEWOOD 1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE FOR SALE

3/2/1 Pool home. Lg. FSBO 520 Lewis St. in
yard, Workshop with AC, beautiful Englewood,
$274,900 Kim Moore 3BR/2BA, newly remod-
RE/MAX Gulf Coast Realty eled, private location,
(941)-270-1190 1,400sf. $230,000
3/2/2 1974sqft UA, Canal w/ (941)492-5477
dock,covered lanai, SPEC-
TAULAR! $40k Under value. Gardens of Gulf Cove starter or
FSBO 941-698-5822 retirement home, only 166,000,
2/1/1 -comm tennis crts, pool.
3/2/2 E. ENGL. FSBO MUST Pamela Strom 941-232-2898
SELL! Canal, htd pool, new
roof. Updated kitchen & bath. grove city up-d:ted 2/2. Fire-
Sharp! 2350 s.f. place Ready to enjoy.
$254,900/obo 941-628-4051 $194,900 Dave Kukula, PA,
3/2/2 ROTONDA HGTS. Over- Key Realty 941-474-3228
sized lot on cul-de-sac, fenced Gulf Cove- Like new Move in
yard, close to schools, built in Now, 3/2/2 split, OPEN PLAN
2000. $249K 941-626-5207 extra clean, tiled, new appl.,
quiet, private $209,900
3/3.5/3 on double (941)-662-0063. Realtor owned.
canal lot, builders HANDYMAN 3/2 East Eng.
model, 3,400+sqft HANDYMAN 3/2 East En
model, 3,400+sqft $159,900. Adj. Lot at rear
under air, vanishing also available. 941-716-1019
pool and more.
Charity Cain Kelly Handyman Special, new
941-716-0685 roof, sewer, boat/RV
Gasparilla Properties parking, $159,900. Call
before it's gone! Call Jessi-
5507 Norlander Drive ca Menzel @ 941-815-
Gulf Cove Oversized Turn- 8451
key furnished Community Gasparilla Properties
boat rampa nd split bed-
room plan New roof. Investment Property,
$224,000 Terry Long duplexs, newer roof &
RE/MAX Bayside stucco, all units rented,
941-474-2897 ext. 127 Olde'Eng. Motivated seller
Always long on service call Jessica Menzel @
941-815-8451
62 Golfview Rd Rotonda Gasparilla Properties
4 Bedroom Pool Home.
Updated Kitchen, Lots of Last chance 2 BR remod-
tile. Water & Sewer and eled mobile on own lot,
Only $290,000 Terry Long$215,500 LOOKING FOR A HOME
941-474-2897 ext. 127 $250,000. Call

ChPatty Coats Integrity Real
RE/MAX Bayside. Estate 941-270-0303 or
843 E. 6th St. 697-8484
Must see, many
upgrades. 3/2 $215,500 LOOKING FOR A HOME
(941)-474-5296 UNDER $250,000. Call
Charity Cain-Kelly for a
A SALE free list to meet your
needs. 941-716-0685
Pre-Construction pricing GASPARILLA PROPERTIES
West Gate Condominiums

Only 3 left s.f. under air, Irg. lot w/ pool.
O3 9nly 0 let Open-plan kitchen, Fl. rm &
@ $359,900 office. $285K 941-473-2771
2 MI TO ENGLEWOOD BCH NEED A MORTGAGE?
Selling FAST. Please call No Money Down
(941)475-5553 Call Kazwell
(941)-625-0015


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Bay Vista 3/2/2 pool
1360sf, $294,500
(941)-475-8282 Sel-Fast RE
List @ 3.5% '
BRAND NEW HOMES
Total sq.ft. 2400, 3/2/2,
w/lanai, tile floors, many
upgrades throughout.
$279,900.
4 Homes to choose from.
PALMER BUILDERS
941-475-3945
Call Gasparilla Properties
for a customized list of
homes in your desired area
and price range. Let us help
find the perfect home for you!
1 (941)-473-5444
E. ENGLEWOOD, 2/2/2,
1500sf, pool, corner lot,
must see! $250,000. Extra
lot available. (941)473-8563
EAST ENGL. FSBO 2/2/1
Pool home, completely
updated, new appliances.
$239,900 (941)-270-1991

Eden Harbor
New 3/2/2 with Dock
Gulf Access. $449.500
Mike Smith
941-628-4162
RE/MAX PALM REALTY

Englewood Canal Front
Almost New 3/2/2 w large
family room, corian, tile


and more! Only 249,500.
$249,500 TERRY LONG
941-474-2897 ext. 127
RE/MAX Bayside
Englewood East- very nice
2br/2/ba/2cg FSBO Asking
$225,000. 941-276-0772 or
941-473-7333
ENGLEWOOD ISLES- rew
gated comm. 3/2/2, patio,
pool. Will consider owner fin.
$395K. (941)-928-2255
Englewood Waterfront. 1084
Grant St.- 3 Bedroom Huge
Pool Home only one Bridge
to ICW and Gulf of Mexico.
$649,000
Teyling RE/MAX Bayside
941-474-2897 ext. 127
Always Long On Service!


NEW A MUST SEE!!
3/2/2 at 1350 LePera Rd. in
Overbrook Gardens, bike to
Manasota Bch, 75'x135' lot,
city water & sewer $289,900
Monaghan Builders. Ask
about other new homes avail-
able. (941)-475-5334
NEW 3/2/2 HOME
Overbrook Gardens
1335 Buereau Rd
Englewood. (941)-475-7776
NEW 3/3/3 + DEN E. Eng,
Open plan, pool w/ spa &
fountain. Barbara Mooney,
Key Realty, 474-3228
NEW Lakefront 3/2/2, 20" tile
granite, stainess appl. & many
upgrades. $299,900; 2/2 Priv.
bch., $179,900; 2 lakefront lots
$99,900. (941)475-9966
NEW HOMES from
$189,900. Specs available.
www.newgenerationhomesfl.c
om. 941- 6974720



NORTH PORT
BUILD YOUR
DREAM HOUSE
3 MODELS TO
CHOOSE FROM
9 LOTS AVAILABLE
STARTING AT $265K
PRIME CORNER
OR CANAL LOTS
(941)-866-0135

NOW IS THE TIME TO
INVEST! Call Gasparilla
Properties for knowledge-
able & Friendly Experts.
941-473-5444
OVERSIZED LOT with pool.
4BR/2BA, new roof, family
room, ceramic tile,
$285,000. (941)468-2569
POOL HOME, 2/2/1, 8 min
from beach, nice area.
$215,000 (941)-473-7187 aft
5, (941)-460-9040 all day
POOL HOME 3/2/2 1900sf,
updated, reduced, $285,000
Owner motivated Joan
Hawkins, PA, Key Realty,
941-474-3228


1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE

Rotonda Newer large
3/2/2 with Pool on two
oversized lots. Excellent
cond. Water & Sewer. Wow
Only $297,500 Terry
Long RE/MAX Bayside
941-474-2897 ext. 127
ROTONDA HEIGHTS FSBO
3/2/2 newer pool home, open
fir. plan on oversizd cm lot.
$279,900 941-270-1990
WATERFRONT 2394 Pap-
pas Terrace Fulf Cove
Myakka River with pool,
dock, lift and more. Totally
Updated! Excellent in and
out. Only Only $549,900
Terry Long RE/MAX Bay-
side
941-474-2897 ext. 127

WE BUY HOUSES
Any Cond./Anywhere
941-698-9118

Gulf Cove great 2nd home or
retirement, 21//1, newer roof
only $166K, 6123 Coniston,
Pamela Strom 941-232-2898


NOKOMIS/OSPREY
FOR SALE


Rva-. at


WATERFRONT W. DOCK...
Great Buy Price Reduced.
Schrock built home, well main-
tained, 3BD, 2BA, 2C-gar.
2121 sq. ft, heated pool.
(V037-09) $699,900
JOHNNY BRITTON
(941) 468-6344
Sorrento East 3 bed pool
home. Updated $399,850
Ad#99381 1-866-999-4764
www.isoldmyhouse.com

1024 NORTH PORT

$189,900
New 3/2/2 + Lanai
Includes lot. Magnum Dev
(941)-426-2999
Beautiful, quality canal
home. 3./2/2. fanm rm,
pool. many upgrades.
4657 Fernwav Dr. Add'I
lots avail. S349,000 (9411-
426-0825 MLS #296896
1 New Construction Home!
3/2/2 + Den. Many upgrades!
$215K Save Realtors' Fees
Owner (561)-756-4880

3/2/2, 1,400 sf A/C liv-
ing space, french doors
to screened lanai on
oversized corner lot,
built 2004. Priced
reduced $219,000
to $213,000.
Call 941-223-7801

AVOID FORECLOSURE
WE CAN HELP TODAY
Better Business Bureau Member,
Call Jim Today 927-0040
www.FloridaHomeRescue.com
2,259ft UNDER AIR,POOL!
Fresh wtr canal,built
2004. Pool bath,& many
extras. 3/2/2,oversized
lot. $358,500 MUST SEE!
(941)-276-6618
2/2 HTD POOL HOME
UNDER $200K? IMMACU-
LATE COND. Ceramic Floor,
Fenced in Backyard for priva-
cy, 3 sheds. BRENDA
BAKER, (941)-456-1606,
SUN REALTY, LLC
2003 Furn. home on
perserve in desirable area.
Close to 75. Hurr. shutters.
$217K 941-423-2694
2004 3/2/2 1248SF,
LANAI, $209,900
Sel-Fast RE List @ 3.5%
(941)-255-8282
2005 3/2/2 Pool home, all
appliances, Quiet neighbor-
hood. Walk to schools.
$265,000. 941-423-5473
3/2 on Irg. lot w/ trees off of
Atwater. Exc. cond., newly
remodeled. $190,000 (941)-
423-8862 or (941)-815-0570
3/2.5/2 Bobcat Trail new
golf course pool home,
2100sf, lanai, tiled. $450K
negot. (941)-587-6288
3/2/2 BRAND NEW
Owner financing, $269k,
(321)-239-0647


3/2/2 1600+sf close
to 175 1/2 acre w/
12x36 modular workshop
& storage. fenced yard
$299,900

3/2/2 1268 SF, + pool
Irg lanai furit
trees/landscaping 6"
fence + extras
$264,900

3/2/2 1500+sf with
pool on FW canal. New
carpet/tile $249,900
NEW 3/2/2 + den
1760sf, lowest price
for this model
$237,500.

3/2/2 + pool 1268 sf,
new carpet, fenced
yard $239,900

3/2/2 1205+sf, new
tile, carpet, scr'd lanai,
city water, fenced yard,
near 175 $219,900
3/2/1 1347 SF remod-
eled kit, bth, carpet &
tile, paint in & out,
fenced yard w shed,
$199,900

Ali Homes come with
Home Warranty!!
CALL BILL 941-650-5011
REMAX PALM REALTY

3639 Lubec, off Salford, $255K
Great family newer home, wood
flooring, fenced backyard, 3//2,
Pamela Strom 941-232-2898
4/2/2, brand new, 2,240 sq.
ft., area of newer homes,
under appraisal $280,000
941-628-2641
6428 PAN AMERICAN
2/1.5/1 New roof, air, carpet,
fenced yard. Exc. cond.
$169,000 (941)-426-1511


8384 Raoul Rd. 3/1/1
$170,000
www.4northport.com






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$285,900. (941)-587-8382
Brand NEW 3BR/2BA/2
1,836sf., free car, 2847
Edgar Ave., $219,000
(305)213-2184


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1024 NORTH PORT

3/2/1, pool, all new appli-
ances, large eat-in kitchen, tile
throughout, screened lanai
$179,000, (561)-756-7015
3/2/2 BRAND NEW on
canal, 2674 s.f. Near
Bobcat Trail Golf & CC.
$325K. (941)-232-9939
3/2/2 Close to 175, Golf,
schools & shopping. Call Kat.
941-661-7569 Broker/Owner
32/2 on dble sized lots,
open floor plan, htd pool,
many upgrades. $349,900
Make offer. (941)-429-0446
3/2/2 Pool Home, all the
upgrades. Priced below market
value. $230,000 1319 N.
Lavina St. Owner/Agent
941-429-5794
3/2/2 POOL Lrg. living rm.,
Irg. fam. rm., computer nook
area. 3 King-bed size bed-
rooms, all newly updated. Fan-
tastic family home, neighbor-
hood and price. Will pay $3K
toward buyers closing costs.
$269,900 941-429-5253

3/2/2, Like new, Imm
occ, Exc Loc, Lanai,
Patio, Sec Sys, Lease
Option or Closing
allowance $214,900
Call 941-485-2337










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Brand NEW 3BR/2BA/2,
2,300sf., $239,900.
Lower than builders price!!!
(305)213-2184
Brand new 4BR/2.5BA, top
quality amenities, new home
warranty. NO $$$ Down.
Owner assist w/closing costs.
Priced under current builder's
price. Listed for $307K.
BEST DEAL IN THE COUNTY!
Realtors OK. (561-3714018
BRAND NEW HOUSES,
Immediate Occupancy!
For sale or possible
Lease purchase.
Thomas Ryan Realty.
Call Bob
(941) 833-4777 ext. 219.

FHA HOME LOANS
Sarasota County
Up To $336,100.
Call Your Hometown
FHA Approved Lender.
U.S. Mortgage Express
(941)-629-5626


SG great location 3/2/2,
$207,000. Ana Fox, \
owe Real Estate & Assoc.
(941)-915-7604

Heron Creek Maint free, tile
floors, furn, $425,000
Ad#98357 1-866-999-4764
www.isoldmyhouse.com

HERON CREEK
GRAND OPENING
Luxury single family home -
Grande St. Charles.
3Br/3.5Ba/ den 3-Car Gar.
Was $673,295
NOW $599,900!
Includes $10,000 credit
towards closing costs.
Call 941-426-6135
US Home
Equal housing opportunity.

HOMES AND LOTS
AVAILABLE IN FAST
GROWING NORTH PORT
GASPARILLA PROPERTIES
941-473-5444

Jacobsen Modular
Homes starting at
$89,900 on your lot.
www.bavbuilthomes.com
(863)-494-4010

Kessler Mortgage Corp.
FREE Appraisal Offer!
No application fee!
No credit report lee!
SLOW CREDIT HOME LOAN
No Hassles!
We will meet/BEAT any deal
ALL types of loans!
Call (941)-650-8044
GetFlordaHomeLoan corn

LOOKING FOR A HOME?
CALL TO RENT YOR NEXT
HOME. (941)-429-1178
** NEW 32/2 **
S236,000. City water,
great location, 2,000sf.
5022 Cromey Rd.
Call (941)-586-6513
MOVE RIGHT IN- Newly
updated LIKE NEW 2/1.5/1,
FL rm & lanai, close to shop.
$183,500. (941)-426-6055
N. P. BUILT 2005, MUST
SELL 3/2/2 +den 1,550SF,
$206K, Windemere Home fir
plans, 3/2/2, Realtor OK
1,379SF, $202k 941-716-2510
NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES
3/2/2 + Den (Poss. 4th BR)
2198 sf. 6 Sold, 2 remaining.
Priced below market value!
$229,000. 352-854-7170
NEED A MORTGAGE?
100% Investor Financing
Call Kazwell
(941)-625-0015
NEW 3/2/2+den, quality
throughout, beautiful loc.
Every Amenity. 0 Down to
qualified buyer. $264,500.
Owner/Realtor.
S941-240-8880

New Construction
It's All About LOCATION,
QUALITY, PRICE
Quality Built Home By
Premium Builder W
Many Extras $226,900
1248 Dinsmore St. (941) 1
232-0636 for appt. 3

New home, $299,900. R
4BR, 2BA, 2240 sq ft R
Full Warranties,Broker Owned T
Call Mike, 239-281-9953
$


NORTH PORT
BUILD YOUR
DREAM HOUSE
3 MODELS TO
CHOOSE FROM
9 LOTS AVAILABLE
STARTING AT $265K
PRIME CORNER
OR CANAL LOTS
(941)-866-0135

NORTH PORT, possible
lease option. Brand new
luxury style home, 3BR/
2BA/2CG, large screened
lanai, front columns, 12K
upgrades. 2706 Chicka-
saw. $269,900. (941)426-
7577
3/2/2, 1,800 sf A/C liv-
ing space, new tile thru-
out, new corian counter-
tops, full sliders to over-
sized lanai. Priced
reduced $249,000
to $243,000


Call 941-223-7801

OPEN HOUSE SAT. 11-3
5455 N Salford Blvd
3/2/2 New. $249K 1142
Gillesoie Ave. 3/2/2 Like
New. Keller-Williams RIty.
Ruthanne (941)-2280100
www.comehometofla.com

Classified Works! |


OWNER WILL
FINANCE
Brand new 3/2/2,
Family room, Lg. lanai,
2482sf (17331iv),
SELLER CAN DO A
PRIVATE
MORTGAGE.
NO BANK FINANCING
NECESSARY MOVE IN
RIGHT AWAY $307,000
BOB 561-496-1264

REDUCED, BRAND NEW
1700+sf, 3/2/2, corner lot,
extra Ig lanai, $269,900.
Motivated seller (941)426-7388
RENT TO OWN 5211 Beck-
ham St. 3/2/2, aboveground
pool. Open House Feb 12, 12
to 2pm, Call (941)-429-1178
RENT TO OWN flexible
terms. BRAND NEW 3/2/2
almost 2,000sf. 5K/down.
Call for details Rhonda
(941)-504-9010 owner/agent

SABAL TRACE
GRAND OPENING
Maintenance-free paired
villa. 2Br/2Ba/den/2-Car
Garage. Gated community
featuring golf course and
lake views, fitness center &
heated pool.
Reduced to $259.900!
Includes $10,000 credit
towards closing costs.
Call 941-423-9797
US Home
Equal housing opportunity.

SABLE TRACE 3/2/2, gated
comm., 5642 Riviera Ct.
$382,000. 941-423-9593


Sat & Sun 10AM TO 4PM
7593 Mayland St. 3/2/2 w/pool
$229,000. 941429-6993
www.4northport.com


Sat/ 7AM TO 5PM
2313 HONEY LANE, 3/2/2
$202,900. 941429-6993
www.4northport.com
SAVE $40,000.00 !!!
Over Current Replacement
*3BR 2BA 2CG
*+ 1500 Sq. Ft. A/C
*+ 2100 Sq. Ft. Total
2500 Rushmore St.
North Port, Fla
$249,900.00
American Dream Builders
ADBhomes.com CBCA57636
(941) 766-8828

SELLER RELOCATING,
beautiful 3/2 custom
built home on waterfront
in North Port. Many
extras. All serious offers
considered. $299,900.
2143 Baltimore St.
941-924-1156



SUN, lpm4pm
1340 Papillon St., 3/2/2
$209,900. 941429-6993
www.4northport.com


SUN, lpm4pm
1418 Hedgewood Cir, 2/2/2
$254,900. 941429-6993
www.4northport.com
SW ACCESS 3/2/1 CP
1700+ SF No bridge to El
Joebean All new inside with
warranty Reduced to
$319,900.
REMAX PALM REALTY
941-650-5011

TALON BAY
GRAND OPENING
DOVER PLAN
2Br/2Ba/2-Car Gar. Gated
community featuring tennis
courts and canoe launch.
Lifestyle center with lagoon-
style pool.
Reduced to $289.900!
Includes $10,000 credit
towards closing costs.
Cal 941-426-6135
US Home
Equal housing opportunity.

ownes at Lakeside 2 NEW
3/2.5/1 Townhouse, 1549sf
$239k; 1457sf $228k Nancy
marshall 941-726-1655 Rowe
'eal Estate & Associates
ownes At Lakeside 2-New
/2.5/1 Townhouse 1549sf
$239K; 1457sf $228K Nancy
marshall 941-726-1655 Rowe
eal Estate & Assoc.

Unbelievable 1,700+ u/air
$225,000 Aha Fox,
Rowe Real Estate & AssocD
(941)-915-7604


WHY RENT
Pool Home, wood & tile
floors, 3/2/2 Lg. lanai.
$275,500 Open House
Sat. 11-3 5052 Van-
tage St. Near San
Mateo Sue Ann Meyer
"SAM" 941-456-8131
866-456-8131
RE/MAX PALM REALTY


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2004 LAKESIDE
PLANTATION 3/2/2
PLUS OFFICE/DEN/
4TH BEDROOM
POOL LAKESIDE.
REDUCED FM $354,900
TO $339,900

2004 3/2/2 SPLIT
PLAN AREA OF NEW
HOMES IN NORTH
PORT. ROOM FOR
POOL AGENT OWNED
REDUCED FM $234,900
TO $ 9,900 TO
$219,900

2004 3/2/2 POOL W/
AUTO CLEAN & SALT
CHLORINATOR, OPEN
SPLIT PLAN $,5,000
TO $264,900

JAN. 2006
3/2/2/DEN/OFFICE,
POOL/ FRESHWATER
FRONT. SPLIT PLAN,
NEUTRAL COLORS.
AGENT OWNED
REDUCED FM 8499,900
TO 63 9,900 TO
$339,900

JAN. 2006
3/2/2/DEN/OFFICE,
POOL HOME CORNER
LOT, UPGRADES,
PAVERS ON POOL
DECK SPLIT PLAN
AGENT OWNED
$379,900

JAN. 2006 3/2/2/
DEN/ OFFICE DAVID
WEEKLY BUILT, VERY
NICE WATERFRONT
REDUCED FM $379,900
TO $359,900

JAN. 2006 3/2/2 DAVID
WEEKLY BUILT LARGE
LANAI WOOD,
CABINETS
REDUCED FM $364,900
TO $259,900

941-661-9000
TOLL FREE
877-661-9001
THE STEWART GROUP
REMAX PALM REALTY


1025 PT CHAR
FOR SALE

$189,900
New 3/2/2 + Lanai
Includes lot. Magnum Dev
(941)-426-2999

1 WHY PAY RENT!
4br $179,800. Lots of
storage. Tile,
Sue Ann Meyer
Remax Palm Realty
(941)1-456-8131 or
1-866-456-8131
123,1 Price Cir NW, off Toledo
Blade, 1 mi from Town cntr, 110K
in upgrades, 3/2 only $214,000.
Pamela Strom 941-232-2898
2/1 WATERFRONT POOL
HOME COVERED RV OR
8OAT PARKING 140'
CEMENT SEA WALL
HARBOUR & GULF
ACCESS Kim Moore
RE/MAX Gulf Coast Realty
(941)-270-1190
2/1, 22139 Belinda Ave., new
roof, no flood zone. cute
home, priced below market
$119,900. (9411-661-9117
2/1.5/1, .easy 3rd bd. Updat-
ed. New roof, carpet, tile.
22391 Lasalle Rd. No agents.
$159,000. (9411-624-0839
2/1/1CP, 1,056 sq. ft., lanai,
close to hospitals, shopping,
park. Clean, freshly painted,
ully furnished. $132,000,
9411-629-4435


1025 PT CHAR
FOR SALE

2006 NEW HOME Ready
to move in 3/2/2, 1923 Liv-
ing, 2712 Total. Beautiful
fresh water canal setting. New
York section $279,000.00.
Call 941-628-8973 for an
appointment
21131 Glendale 4/2, Wrrn-,
ty, spec. finan. $500 dn, APR
7.698, CENTURY 21 Aztec &
Assoc. Bob Hackett 941- 764-
9231
21912 Beverly Av.
Reduced $10,000.
2BR/1BA. Owner Must sell
$119,000. Troy Gager,
Prudential Palms Realty
(941)-234-6637
2384 Elkcam Blvd.
3/1 Pool, Freshwater Canal,
Move-In ready, Upgrades
Seperate Office Entrance
$175K 628-2225
3/1 Redone, Remodeled
and Updated $159,000
Realty Concepts, Inc.
(941) 743-8255
3/2/1 $158,000, carpeted,
newer appliances, split plan,
1275 SF. (941)766-0139

3/2/1 All new kitchen,
lanai, nice tree lot.
$185,000.
941-625-0082

3/2/1, Beautiful pool, fur-
nished. NEW: Cage, D-Brite,
Roof, Berber, Paint, etc.
$190,000. (9411-627-2774

3/2/1 POOL Home
$195,000.
Serious buyers only
941-766-0159

3/2/1 Move In Condition! New
ceramic tile in common areas.
Carpet in bedrooms. New
paint throughout. New roof
May 2005. New appliances
including W/D. Central air &
heat. Large screened lanai
$162,500. (941-380-1205
3/2/2 Newer roof & a/c
fenced yard, large lanai,
vacant. 749 Neptune St.
$184,900. 941-628-4884
3/2/2 Over 2100 s.f. under
air, Sec. 15. $249,900
ReMax Palm Realty, Dawn
Collins (941)-661-2855;
Nancy Sarajew (941)-661-
7383
3/2/2 remodeled, convenient
location, oversized lot,
$189,900, (941)-629-7360
3/2/2 Deep Creek,
$234,900. Currently with ten-
ants. Kelly Bigham, 941- 623-
3663. Prudential Vil. Realty
3373 MAPLE TERR. 2BR/
1BA, newly remodeled, tile
throughout, custom kit. cab.
new roof. $127,000. Call
(708)-271-2721
4 BEDROOM 2/2 with 2K sf
+/-, ceramic tile, split floor
plan, whirlpool bath in MB,
fenced in backyard for privacy
in a park like setting. BREN-
DA BAKER 941-456-1606,
SUN REALTY, LLC
4 HOUSES all CB, W & S, x-
zone, $500k. Fla Golf Proper-
ties Inc., (941)-235-2473
4/3/2 POOL HOME
$299,000. Flexible Owner
Financing. Will consider trade.
941-628-8755
4Bedroom, 2 Bath Home!
Only $50,000! Must sell. Call
for listings. 800-749-8124
ext. 5543
5 ACRES, Port Charlotte
Suncoast Estates.
$579,000. Owner Financing.
Call: (941)-629-3436
A DEEP CREEK 4/3/2
Hardwood floors; Corian
counters; 3 skylights;
crown moulding; large
heated pool; many more $
extras. $399,000 Please
call 941-613-3444
A TOTALLY UPDATED 2/2/1
$189,900 MUST SEE! ReMax
Palm Realty, Dawn Collins
(941)-661-2855


2/1/CP, family room, 2 or 4 Adorable Cottage Style home
lots available, 3 blocks to pier overlooking fresh water canal.
in El Jobean, large yard, call 2/2 vaulted ceilings fam. rm,
Mike (941)-766-8035 garage. $165,000 MLS#
/1/CP w/new roof & elec 619267. Christa Murch CEN-
2/1/CP w/new roof & elec TURY 21 Aztec & Assoc 941-
great location, $120,000. TURY 21 Aztec & Assoc 941-35-5609
22219 Catherine Ave. Call 235-5609
(941)-456-4675
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RE/MAX PALM REALTY Beautiful 2002 3/2/2,
941-270-2662' Spa, Comm. pool, lawn serv.
2/2/2 NY section, neweroof Ranger Pointe, El Jobean,
and a/c. Below market! $235,000. 941-625-8897
$150,000. 941-613-1146 Beautiful 3/2/2 + office or
2/2/1 Park setting, Ig lanai 4th bedrm. solar heated pool,
2$169k ; n2 p 4br/1/cp n sec. sys., hurricane shutters,
Corner $129,850 Se/-Fast magnificent landscaping. Cor-
RE 1st@3.5% 255-8282 ner lot. $325,000. Call for
RE List @ 3.5% 255-8282 appt. 941- 625-4595
2/2/1 Split fir plan, huge BEST BUY IN DEEP CREEK!
lanai. $199,900 Nancy Mar New home 3/2/2, tile through-
shall 941-726-1655 Rowe out. Many upgrades! Motivat-
Real Estate & Associates ed seller! $250,000. Call Joe
2/2/1 Waterfront in beautiful (941)258-6547
Oak Hollow area. Community Brand NEW 3BR/2BA/2
pool & Rec center. All appli- 1, 207. AC area $205,000
ances, tile floors, newly paint- Lower than Builders price!!!
ed, roof just 3 yrs. old. Lower than Builders price
$176,000. Days (941)-204- (305)213-2184
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5223
5 IT OUT!
2/2/2, 397 Azalea. O'UT
2368 total sf, Corner Use the Handy I In Our New
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kitchen and appliances. Mark The Locations You Want
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(941)875-0825 gains.
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1025 PT CHAR
FOR SALE





CANAL FRONT W/DOCK...
Boat lift, one bridge to ICW.
Nice 2/2 + Den, own pool &
shuffleboard. $419,000
SHANNON HANSBURY
(941) 284-4079

POOL HOME-REDUCED...
2BD, 2 new baths + Bonus
rm, Immaculate, 1450 sq.ft.,,
gar, tile floors, WI closets.
$189,900
TAMMY VAUGHN
(941) 628-6768
1239 N. Sumter Blvd.,
N.Port
Charming concrete block
home, 2/1/carport, inside
laudry, huge screened
lanai. Central A/C,heat,
freshly painted,new carpets.
Only $129,900. Call Christa
235-5609 or Antje 235-5618
CENTURY 21 Aztec & Assoc
Deep Creek, 3/2/2 beautiful
2001, large heated pool
w/beautiful waterfall. 2,100+
sq. ft., fish from your canal,
security system, too many
extras to mention. $359,900.
(941-743-7066
DEEP CREEK, Must Sell. New
4/2/2, avail 06/06. Great loc.
Quiet cul-de-sac. $299,900.
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roof, garage door, security
system & more, quiet area.
$179,000, (941)-624-5171
Nature Park near. PC, by
upscale homes & boat launch.
Quiet setting, Below Market@
$44,100 941-740-0519
NEED A MORTGAGE?
1st Time Home Buyers
Call Kazwell
(941)-625-0015
New 4br, avail now. Must sell
below bldr's cost. No reasonable
offer refused! Seller provided
financing. Owner (941)-320-7417
Newer area, brand new com-
plete remodel, 3/2/2, pool,
suggested price $219,000
will sell $204,000. Local
owner cell (8051-264-2509
NO NEED FOR STORM
SHUTTERS. All new PGT
wind-guard windows. Tons of
storage inside and out, 10 x
16 shed with loft. Over 1600
sq ft of living. HOME
OWNER WARRANTY!! Call
Amber Rovegno at Profession-
al Realty (941)-625-2047
PC GOLF COURSE, 2/1/CP,
remodeled. Lease opt/Realtor
Owner financing. Must See!!
$189,900. 941-456-0738

PERFECT FOR A Ig. family
or Mother-In Law. 4716 sf.
Lush gardens, waterfall,
handicapped access
and A/C shop makes
this house one of a kind.
4/4/2 gar. & carport.
$490,000.
Sunshine Realty Services,


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1025 PT CHAR
FOR SALE

Port Charlotte pool home
$144,900. Call Henry Gustaf,
RE/MAX Palm (866) 626-
7375
Reduced 2/2/1, 1615 sf
20345 Astoria.Ave All remod-
eled, bonus room, pool/cage.
$229,000. 941-626-4825
REDUCED!! Cute 2/1/1
w/ den & new roof, close to
schools and shopping. Only
$130,950. Utopia Comm.
RIty. 941-575-7111
Seller Motivated! Large
Home w/inground pool.
20162 Dante Ave. Only
$272,500. Utopia Comm.
RIty. 941- 575-7111
STORM DAMAGED
HANDYMAN SPECIAL 3/1
w/pool, 4310 Conway Blvd.
$98,000. Call 941-740-0583

SWEETHEART
DEALS

1/1 Condo
(Ozxford House)
PR#2699 $89,900

2/1.5/Carport
(Pt. Charlotte Home)
PR#2705 $129,900

2/2 Condo
(Town & Country)
PR#2683 $149,900

2/2/1 All new inside
(Pt. Charlotte Home)
PR#2706 $179,000

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HOMES

HERITAGE OAK
PARK 1463 SF U/A
Condo 3/2 END UNIT.
$229,900

2 POSS 3/2/2 POOL/
SPA DBL LOT HOME
WAS 3 BD MUST SEE
REDUCED FM Q349,900
TO $229,900

LEAST $ PER SF
U/A, BUILT 1994
2/2/2 1809 SQ.FT U/A
SPLIT PLAN VERY
PRIVATE POOL OVER-
SIZED LOT AS OF
1/20/06 $264,900

941-661-9000 TOLL
FREE 877-661-9001
THE STEWART
GROUP
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TY


1026 PUNTA GORDA
FOR SALE






3 yr old Pool Home
$299,900, 3/2/2, Peb-
bletec htd. pool w/ pavers
& built-in automatic clean-
ers, 11x34 lanai, vinyl
fenced yd., completely
tiled, cathedral & tray ceil-
ings, Ig. kit., maple cab w/
pull-outs, open floor plan.
Peaceful, priv. area w/
greenbelt between lots,
sub w/new homes, low
taxes. 941- 639-9995.
4 bed, 2 bath home! Fore-
closures! $100k! For listings
1- 800-749-8124 ext. 5542
ALL NEW Top to bottom,
DOLL HOUSE, 3/1, custom
kitchen. Asking $175,000.
2216 Mark Ave. Call (941)-
456-4675
BURNT STORE LAKES
3/2/2, Long water view
All new tile, $309,900. Call
Mary Ann at (239) 272-3635.
Independent Brokers Realty
Burnt Store Meadows, Brand
New built by Ideal Homes
3/2/2, oversized lot, ready to
move-in, (941)-204-2141

BUYERS
Now is a great time to buy.
Inventory of available
homes and lots have
tripled. Call me today at
941-916-2881
or visit me on the web
at www.ChrisLawlev.com
Courtesy of Coldwell
Banker Morris Realty.

DEEP CREEK 4/2/2 2006,
2320 under air. $274,900
Sel-Fast RE List @ 3.5%
(941)-475-8282
DEEP CREEK Custom
4BR/3ba/2.5cg pool hm
on dbl lot, Cherry wood
cabinets,granite counters.
plant shelves, built ins,
$574,900 REMAX
GULF COAST KIM MOORE
941-270-1190


NEW CONSTRUCTION ON THE ISLAND OF VENICE
Two & three bedroom units, top quality throughout. Granite
counter, custom wood cabihetry, crown molding, elevator,
pool & garages PETS ALLOWED HURRY!
Martha Pike P.A., GRI
941-716-4392
Re/Max Properties


1026 PUNTA GORDA 1028 VENICE FOR SALE
FOR SALE


NEW 3/2/2 almost complet-
ed, beautiful Key West style
home, metal roof, lap siding,
many extras. 11430 2nd Ave.
S. PG Heights. Asking
$275,000. (941)-575-0490
NEW ON MARKET 3BR/2BA
1500 SF 1996 home has
been completely renovated
and shows like new! Preserve
view in river front community,
adjacent lot also for sale. A
must see- Utopia Comm. RIty.
941- 575-7111.
Price reduced $279,900 New
villa, granite, $279,900
Ad#98777 1-866-999-4764
www.isoldrrfyhouse.com
PUNTA GORDA New Con-
struction. Ready to move in
NOW!! 5 Palm Harbor Homes
Avail. in 55+ Comm. Pool,
Gulf Access, Carport, Sprin-
kler. Own you land. Won't last
long. Call for appointment.
(866)-623-2390
Punta Gorda Best Buy!
6569 Bernadean Blvd 2
Bedroom, 2 bathroom
Mobile with Central Water.
Updated with new Carpet,
Cabinets and more. WOW!
Only $64,000
TERRY LONG RE/MAX
Bayside 941-474-2897
ext. 127
SAVE $20,000
Now $239,0000, 2/1.5 in
Punta Gorda Hist. District
Short walk to everything.
Come look in the window,
you'll love its large rooms &
large lot. It has a Hadon bear-
ing mango tree or call owner
772-342-1214.

1027 SOUTH VENICE
FOR SALE

2BR/1BA HM.
REDUCED W/ FL RM,
CARPORT & NEW ROOF.
NOW $174,500.
(941)-485-2122
3/2 corner lot pool home,
newer roof, appl., bath, jaz
tub, pool surface, A/C, car-
pet, high ceilings, tiled floors,
2,000 +sf, large rooms,
$249,900 (941)-484-3630
3BR/2BA/2CG on green-
belt, 440 Dorchester, 2,000
+ sf, indoor pool, very large
& spacious. Possible lease
option or seller terms.
$352,900 (941)627-0802
A House To Be Proud Of
Great Curb Appeal Over
1600 sqft of pure magic.
House is like new with top
of the line up-grades Cost
vs amenities makes this
house one of the best val-
ues in Venice at $259,900
House is vacant & easy to see
Call your agent
(MLS# 496554) or
497-0831 Coastal Realty
Owner/Broker

Home owners we will
pay up to 10% more
for your home. Damaged
or not! Cash in 24 hrs.!!!
We will beat any
offer (941)627-0802


NORTH PORT
BUILD YOUR
DREAM HOUSE
3 MODELS TO
CHOOSE FROM
9 LOTS AVAILABLE
STARTING AT $265K
PRIME CORNER
OR CANAL LOTS
(941)-866-0135

1028 VENICE FOR SALE

2/2 furnished Capri Isles.
$229,000. Horizon Realty
John Peirano 232-9081
www.veniceareawaterfront.com
2/2/1 $239,900 Great
starter home/rental/ retiree.
Lrg FIl room, includes roof
allowance. Call Bill 941-650-
5011 REMAX PALM REALTY


682 CIRCLEWOODS DR
OPEN SAT & SUN 1-4
A Must See! -- Save!
2/2 fully updated, By owner.
$219,000. 941-497-5158
Beautiful Villa, maint. free
2/2/2, close to shopping,
beach $339,700. Tom or
Bernie, Century 21 Sorrento
941-504-7152
IRONWOOD VILLAS,
2BR/2BA/2CG Free Standing
630 Ironwood Cir, Venice
$224,500, 941-485-2158
Lakes of Jacaranda
OPEN HOUSE SUN'. 1-5PM or
by appointment. If quality,
beauty, privacy and the price-
less water/preserve views
sound good, you MUST see
this exceptional customized
home. Heated pool/spa,
3/2/3 Living rm, dining rm,
family rm. Upgrades galore
Motorized hurricane shutters.
$625K (941)-497-0825
MISSION ESTATES, 3BR/2BA,
plus bonus room with pool,
vaulted and tray ceilings, plant
shelves, wood kitchen .cabi-
nets, plantation shutters and
more. Over 2300 SF of A/C
living for only $509,000. Best
Price in Mission Estates. Call
Bob Antoinette 941-650-1787
or Jack Gang 941-504-1587
PINEBROOK SOUTH
Unique hm, split plan, 2/2,
2CG, in grd spa, Italian tile
floors, granite counters,
selby garden like yard, new
A/C, many more extras!!! A
MUST SEE!!
$359,900 (941)-484-1314
SAT. & SUN. NOON-5PM 350
Roseling Circle, Lakes of
Jacaranda, Ven. 3/2 Beautiful
$479,900 (941)-497-1259

Stoneybrook at Venice
US Home's beautiful Hickory
plan in Estuary Cove. .
3Br/2.5Ba/2-Car Garage.
NOW $289,900!
Oakmoor in the Manors,
3Br/2Ba/den/2-Car
Garage. Nice family home!
NOW $349,900!
Ever-popular Weston Flex
plan in the Estates.
3Br/2Ba/den/3-Car Gar.
NOW $399,900!
Community features Rec
campus with pool, fitness
center and more. Great
location! Additional
$10,000 credit towards
closing costs on all homes.
Call 941-492-3466
US Home -Equal housing opportunity.

VENICE GARDENS $226,500
2/2/1CP Major remodel,
1200 s.f. 1630 Banyan Dr.
(941)-497-3465
VENICE GARDENS Steal this
gorgeous lakeview, 2/2/2 Lin-
coln built home w/ exotic fruit
trees. 1339 Cambridge. Sue
Miller, MatchMaker Homes.
(941)-480-9090
VENICE GARDENS: charming
2/2/2 sunroom overlooking
lake newly painted, newer a/c.
$280K. (941)-492-9713
WATERFORD price reduced
1664 Valley Dr. Lakefront
pool home. $510K Troy
Gager, Prudential Palms
Realty (941)-234-6637
WATERSIDE VILLAGE
Detached villa 2/2/2 + Den
1530sf, lake view, $340,000
Call 941-497-5203 for appt.
WHAT VALUE Bright split
plan. Exc. cond. 3/2/2
home on Irg. lot. $289,000
Call (941)321-4414

1029 SARASOTA
FOR SALE

Rutenburg bit 5BR's, in-law,
pool & sauna $1,019,000
Ad#96608 1-866-9994764
www.isoldmyhouse.com

1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES

1 lowest priced pgi home
$399,000! Direct Gulf
Access! Boat Lift! 80 feet on


2/2/2 1790sf, Corner lot water 1-888-809-1500
$324,900 SEL-FAST LIST @ RE/MAX PALM REALTY
3.5% (941)-475-8282
3 Bedroom, Compl. Remod- BOATERS DREAM
eled. Great golf course in NorthPortw/gul
comm. Must See. Priced to access. 3BR/3BA/2CG,
sell $219,000. 492-6826 big pool, dock & seawall.
LOOKS LIKE NEW!!!
539 Mt. Vernon Dr 2/2/2, hi $498,000 Call (941)-423-
end remodel. New roof & 1313 or (941)716-0040
plumbing, Bamboo floors &
more. 941-493-6448


HOMES CONDOS
1 20fWATERFRONT


1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES

140' on Saltwater w/ dock
& Harbor access! 1900 sf
under air, 4/2, Living room &
Family room. Totally renovat-
ed! Tile & wood floors, wood
cabinets. 3202 Sunrise Terr.
R.C. Priced Reduced!
$319,900. Must Sell Make
Offer! (941)-743-4277 or
(941)-286-5101
2 CONDOS sailboat water,
deeded boat dock,
Punta Gorda. Troy Gager
Prudential Palms RIty
(941)-234-6637
2/1/1.5 Seawalled, 1 bridge
to harbor. $254,900
Sel-Fast RE List @ 3.5%
(941)-255-8282
2/2/CPT, 5 min to inter-
coastal, great room, fur-
nished, davits.
Englewood $399,000
Joe Thompson, Prudential
Village Rlty.941-539-4178
2/2/1 ENGLEWOOD
1600 SF living, 90' con-
crete seawall, deep sail-
boat water, 1 mi. to Lem.
Bay, $679,000. Owner-
Broker. (941) 416-7866.
3/2/2 BRING OFFERS-MUST
SELL Handyman, SW canal,
no bridges to Peace River,
pool, dock, seawall,
$324,900obo 941-628-4051
3/2/2 canal front, oversized
lot, 12 min. to Myakka River.
$339,000. (717)-309-4893
S. GULF COVE Waterfront
3/2/2, htd pool, dock & lift.
built in 2001 sprinkler sys-
tem, high ceilings. By Owner
$469,500. 941-698-1322
4194 Library St. 3/2/2, 3
yrs. old, granite kitchen, much
tile, walk-in pantry, tall ceil-
ings, large lanai, oversized
garage, saltwater canal, 80'
seawall, dock, davits. No hur-
ricane damage, $465K, (941)-
625-8843
4414 Albacore Cir.
1997 built 3/2/2 Pool
Home. Gorgeous. Only
$494K Call Susan
941-380-0041 for info.
A bay front top floor executive
penthouse end unit model
condo extensively deocrator
finished, never occupied, spa-
cious 3/2.5, covered p[remi-
um parking, every
option/amenity. Full bay &
sunset views. Only $959,900,
possible 3.9% financing. Adja-
cent seawalled building lot
also avail, for your up to 40 ft
boat. Owner 941-474-6633
ALL PANORAMIC VIEWS
Lg 3br/3ba, 3-story home,
200ft seawall & ramp
directly on Myakka River
on 1.3 acre lot in Venice,
Ig separate gar., Handy-
man, $850k
Ray Hradilek,
RE/MAX Gulf Coast Realty
(941)-416-7866
Bayfront -Osprey-Sorrento
Shores. 4BR,3.5B,Paver
pool glorious ICW views
and Boat house too!
$1,999,000.
Bob Beck. Owner/Agent.
Keller Williams 320-4709
Breath taking sunsets are
yours from this spacious
2BR/2BA Manuf. home. Lanai
w/ hot tub. Over looking the
Peace River w/ private boat
dock. Utopia Comm. RIty.
941- 575-7111.
BY OWNER 2/2/2 sailboat
gulf access, 2526 Rio Grande
Dr. PGI. $499,000. (941)-575-
6840
BY OWNER 3/2/2, gulf
access, seawall, boat lift,
pool, 4482 Bayview St. PC.
$575,000. (941)-743-0702
Custom 3/2/2 with 182' on
freshwater canal in the N.Y.
Section. Call Ron Driest (941)
561-9833. Century 21 Almar
& Associates
S. Gulf Cove area. Lovely
3/2/2 custom home just
reduced for quick closing.
Home will be completed in
Feb. Owner very anxious to
sell. (941)426-1489 for appt. to
view. Fred Shute Real Estate &
Develop, Inc. CB-C058694
Deep Creek Lakefront. 3,000
sq. ft., 3/2/2, spa, shutters,
avail, immediately. Bremen Ct.
941) 626-0416 or 743-6737
Dona Bay Shores. 52' of dockage
Boat House. $530,000 Virtual
Tour@ veniceareawaterfront.com
John Peirano Horizon Realty
232-9081


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Villa Le Grande 2 bed 2 bath 2 car garage $1000
Island Condo 2bed 2 bath furnished $800
Wedgewood Commons 2 bed 2 bath 2 car garage pet considered 6 Mo rental.......S950
Glenwood Manor 2 bed 2 bath furnished $800
Brezza Del Mar NEW Island condo 2 bed 2 bath 1 car garage..............$1400
The Sentinel Island Condo 2 bed/2 bath $750
Palm Villa Furnished 3 bed/2.5 bath 2 car garage May to Nov 2006 Occupancy..............S1200
HOMES ALSO AVAILABLE STARTING@ S950 TO S1650.00
HOURS OPEN DAILY 9AM TO 5PM CLOSED SATURDAY & SUNDAY
o, NOW RESERVING FOR 2006 SEASON
941-483-3331
Check our website at www.horseandchaise.com for continued updates on annual & seasonal rentals










Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, Real Estate Classified


1030 WATERFRONT 1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES HOMES

FSBO Deep SW Canal, 3/4 Price Reduced
bed, 3.5 bath, $515,900 or Saltwater 3/3/2 Lots New!
serious offer, goes to realtor dock, lift, pool. 17334 Fore-
in 2 wks. (941)-764-9653 most Lane. By Owner
(941)-380-2762
Great Deal Seller Financing!
3/3.5/2, elevator, granite, ter- Pt. Char. Sailboat water,
races, Bayviews. $734,900. corner lot, Harbor view,
Charity Can-Kelly Hurricane damage,
941-716-0685 rebuildable. $639,000.
GASPARILLA PROPERTIES Won't last! Call today! Jes-
sica Menzel @
GREAT WATERFRONT 941-815-8451
PROPERTIES! Let one of Gasparilla Properties
our real estate associates PUNTA GORDA ISLES
do the work to find yourWFo wGO BR/I B
dream waterfront home! WF home w/pool 2BR/ 2BA/
CALL GASPARILLA PROP- 2CG, rew baths & kitchen,
ERTIES (941) 473-5444 granite counters, $499.900.
www.scotttrue.com
HANDYMAN SPECIAL!! PRIME (239) 2,10-1521
WATERFRONT 3/3 including REDUCED TO $845,000
guest suite, Ig fam rm, jetted Walk to the beach from this
tub,pool. Oversized lot w/100' 3800 SF home built in 1998
waterfront and wood dock. featuring 4 bedrooms, 3.5
Adj corner lot MLS#620580 baths, 2 car garage, pool
$99K available. MLS# home on sailboat with 100
618172 $350K Christa Murch foot waterfront. Ann Alcan-
CENTURY 21 Aztec & Assoc tara, 941- 391-2436 Pruden-
941-235-5609 tial Village RIty.

HARBORVIEW HOME RIGHT ON DONA BAY,
1/2 Acre Tip Lot w/ 230' Nokomis. 220 Snook Ln.
seawall. New 50' dock w/ Key West home double
20K lb boat lift. 3/2/2 w/ lot. Call Susanfo.
office in Old Grassy Pt.
area, Tait Terr. Totally SAILBOAT ACCESS
redone w/ new metal roof, Bargain $359,900
lanai, cabinets, tile, 3/2/1 P.C.'Renovated, cus-
carpet. A MUST SEE! tom kitchen, granite, tile, new
Owner $995,000. home area. Appraised @
(941)-661-5316 $399,000.Call 941-661-5869
Land & Water! Poss 4BED SAILBOAT HOME 5036
on almost an acre with San Massimo 3/2/2, ask-
on almost an acre with ing $589K. Call Susan
access to the gulf. Over 941-380-0041 for info.
'2200sqft, Asking
$460,000 JUST REDUCED, Seller financing avail.
this is a steal! Call before Direct Bayfront 2 br fur-
it's gone; nished Manasota Key dock
Jessica Menzel @ & pool.
941-815-8451 Gasparilla Charity Cain Kelly
Properties. 941-716-0685
Gasparilla Properties
Lemon Bay home with new
pool, dock & lift. Fire- Stunning "Sailboat Waterfront"
place, No bridges! Call home. 3B/2 bath. Meticulous-
Jessica Menzel @ ly kept, move-in condition,
941-815-8451 Gasparilla split bedrooms, fam rm, pool,
Properties. seawall, dock. Only minutes to
the harbor. MLS 614179
Lg elegant 3/3, exquisite Christa Murch CENTURY 21
details, wood working, cab. Aztec & Assoc 941-235-5609
inetry, tile & design, new Updated home on deep
dock, great fishing & boat- water canal. No bridges.
ing with deepwater access Lift, dock, davits straight
to the gulf $398,900. For out to Gulf.
sale by owner. Financing Charity-Cain-Kelly
options available or will (941)-716-0685
consider lease option. Gasparilla Properties
Make offer now.!!
(941)-426-7625 VENICE ON CANAL Dbl.-,
Wide 2/2 furn., 16' dock,
LOWEST PRICED WATER- 50x110 lot. Not condo,
FRONT 1 mi. to bch, 3/2/2, private. $239,000 Nego-
pool, spa. Only $335K (941). tiable (941)-485-3197
475-2348 in North Englewood WoulDeep SW Canal, 10 min.
Major Price Reduction to Harbor, updated 6 bed-
436 Caicos in PGI. room, would make exc. family
Spacious and open with great adult care home. $525,000.
access to the Harbor; pool, Bring offers! FSBO For more
lift,many upgrades. $694K info. call (941)-764-9653
Karen Tammen RE/MAX
Harbor Realty 1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
(941) 380-0639 FOR SALE
New Custom Sailboat Water-
front 3B/3B pool home. 1/1, $89,900
Raised tray ceilings, Crown Furnished, Hot Tub, Pro-
molding, Granite counters,Art mades East. Jerry Kegel, R.E.
niches, Built-in enter center, Broker (941) 766-9339
Landscaping, Sprinklersk kes531@comcast.net
Security System, too many RECONSTRUCTION PRICES
details to list. MLS 608527 Rotonda Cape Haze
Christa Murch CENTURY 21 area. 9 Area golf courses.
Aztec & Assoc 941-235-5609 3/2/1 with pool. Prices start-
P. C. KeWesting at $289,900.
P. C. Key West Style 3/2, Kim Spallone- Tarpon Real
pool, deep water dock, bring Estate. 941-286-0799
your big boat, minutes to har-
bor, no fixed bridges, FSBO 2/2/2/den, great furnished
$515,000. obo (tenants until villa, 1550sf, Heron Creek,'
3/31) (561)-745-8163 or 27 holes. Motivated seller!
(561-718-1617 $339,000 obo
P.C., 2/2/2 on saltwater 1 (941429 or 380-3249
bridge to harb. oversized 2br/2ba furnished Condo
family room. Nice quiet area. in Curry Cove. North
Close to schools & shopping. Venice, htd comm. pool
$372,000. (941)-627-3206 WELL MAINTAINED!
$199,000 941-484-8034 or
P.G.I. 4 PLEX- 2/2, Dock, Gulf 810-444-0327 No realtors
access. Can be deeded as 4 2BR/2BA SPLIT PLAN
Condos or 1 Building. VILLA IN CHESTNUT
890,000. (9411575-7867 CREEK, Venice. Great lake
PC saltwater w/dock, Gulf view. 492 Pendleton PI.
access, pool. Reduced $248,900. 814-490-6226
$305,000, in-law suite, new 88 BOUNDARY #134,
tile, great location. 941-223- ROTONDA, 1st floor on
9733 canal. Lg 2/2 fully furn, din-
ing room, Ig porch, very
PGI BY OWNER clean. Tennis, shuffleboard,
Nearly new 3Br 2Ba on Lg. 2 pools, sauna, clubhouse,
corner lot, 8 min to harbor $169,900 (941)-698-0340
Private courtyards, super
location, far below market AC
at $630k for quick sale. A SALE
Call 352-793-8788 Pre-Construction pricing
West Gate Condominiums
PGI SAILBOAT CANAL HOME, 3BR/2BA, 2,000sf
3/2.5 Pool, minutes to har- Only 3 left
bor. Asking $799,900. 3412 @ QQ$359,900
St.'Croix Ct. 941-575-8662
941-286-5475 2 MI TO ENGLEWOOD BCH
Brokers Protected Selling FAST. Please call
PGI waterfront new on the (941)475-5553
market 2160 Via Esplanade, westgatecondominiums.com
3/2/2, many upgrades.
$549,000. 941- 276-3296 Direct Gulf access, brand
REDUCED BY OWNER! new, beautiful, 2/2/1 +
Den, pool, w/hot tub,
PORT CHARLOTTE $365,900. Owner Real-
FOR SALE BY tor, (239)-898-0970
AUCTION BEACHCONDOVENCE
VALENCIA ON THE GULF
,, 631 Alhambra Dr. # 501
"' .^ Updated 2br/2ba avail, now.
a; $695,000 (3021-383-7168
BIRD BAY VILLAGE PRICE
REDUCED $257K Owner
WATERFRONT motivated. Troy Gager,
OPEN RIVER VIEWS Prudential Palms Realty


EVERYTHING NEW (941)-234-6637
3/4 BDR. 2 BA
DOCK POOL, SPA BLACKBURN POINTE Marina
Auction Heid On Site Village very desirable Luxury
Info Box On Site townhouse, htd pool, mins to
2419 HERRON TER. beachS$639K 941484-9034
SAT. MAR. 4 @ 11 AM BRAND NEW 2br/2ba/lcg on
VINCENT GEPP golf course, maint-free, gated,
beautiful clubhouse, htd pool
727-481-7042 & fitness. Triano in Venice.
Preview Sale Day $353,000. Call James (941)-
From 9 AM 915-0552 Open Sat/Sun 14
fVl:.MSfI"f:lllW'elI Condo 55+ Port Charlotte
7- 2/2 Florida room, loaded,
completely remodeled. Low
$100's. 941-766-1412
or 941-457-6349


. 1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE

Condo 2/2 Lakeside Unit
25275 Rampart Blvd #1103
Very Clean, All Electric
New Roof,Must See. $145K
941-743-4385
DEEP CREEK Condo, 2/2
Villa, furnished, brand new
appliances, recently remod-
led. Clubhouse w/pool. FSBO
$157,000. 941-627-3342
Deep Creek Golf Condo, 2/2,
furn. 1st. fl., beautiful view,
covered parking, htd. pool,
$158,500, (941)-764-1698
Detached Villa 2/2/2 + Den
Maintenance Free $299K
C21 Almar &Assoc. 4850021
Christine Sanford 941-321-8006





WATERFRONT-GULF & BAY...
On Manasota Beach com-
pletely updated. New kitchen,
paint & more. Open, airy
rooms. Steps away from
beach. Boat dockage on the
Bay. (V058-01) $750,000
523 S. Tamiami Trail
Venice. (941) 484-0404
Englw, Quail Run, Bldg 4, #6,
rare ground fir 2br/2ba, end
unit, bright, beautiful views
$169,900 (941)474-1582
FIDDLERS GREEN, Englewood
2/2 overlooking pond & golf
course, furnished, ;1,200 sf.
$250,000. (941)-698-1063
FSBO $240K OBO Spa-
cious 2/2 Resort style
pool, tennis, Clubhouse,
nature trail and more. Call
941-697-6794



birdbayrealty.com
We Do All of Venice
+ area.
548 PIUS
Condos Available!!
1073 PIUS
Homes Available!!
3rd fl w/elevator, 2/2 next
to tennis & pool $199,000
Furnished
Golf course/Lake, 2/2 conv.
684 Bird Bay Cir. $274,900
Golf course 2/2, cathedral
ceings, $239,900
Garden court- pool, 2/2
comer $249,900
Bayhouse-split plan 2/2
$274,900
On Curry Creek/Roberts Bay
Full 2/2, ground fl, $299,900
Gardenside 2/2, 2 lanais
$224,900
Ground fl, golf course view
2BR/2BA $249,900
Saltwater Lagoon view 3BR
Conv/2BA, comer
THE FINEST! $329,950
Bayhouse-Cathed. ceing
2BR/2BA $258,000
Ground fl. gorgeous 2/2
Bayhouse spit $314,500
Fountain Lake Ful 2/2 w/
extended deck $239,900!
Excellent gmd. floor 2/2 fur-
nished for a low $215,000"
Palio Home Vila -2 car garage
in Bird Bay $310,000!
FOR OTHER CONDOS
680 Venice By-Pass N.
Sales Department
(941) 485-4804
1-800-464-8497
In the Venice area, we'll
find the property
you want
Rental Department
Annuals & Seasonals
(941) 484-6777
Heritage Lake Park, 1st fir,
NEW condo, 2/2/CP, upgrad-
ed cab/appl. Avail. now.
$199,900. (941)-766-7373

HERITAGE LAKE PARK
Just complete. 2/2.
condo in gated. Great
view, amenities & price @
$199,900. Owner Agent.
Call Mary @ 286-7792 or
Sharon @ 626-8474
Weichert Realtors South-
ern, Choice, 613-2300

Heritage Oak Park Villa.
2-2-2+Den Immaculate
$259,900. 941-235-1029
Heritage Oak Park B Villa, 2/2
+ den, 2 car gar. New carpet,
living area tiled. $222,000.
19411-637-1929
HERITAGE OAK PARK VILLA A
2/2/2 + den + activities
1st $220.000 TAKES IT
941475-1122 ce 941-2040877
Heron Point, 1st. fir. condo,
lakefront, 2/2, furnished,
close to pool, clubhouse,
$155,000, (941)-766-1360
LAKE SUZY, 3/2/2 Lake-
front end unit, Villa, many
upgrades, golfing. Rare
find. $309,900
941-400-0725
Lake Suzy Villas of Kings


Crossing, 3/2/2 1670 Sf, on
pond, & Priv Golf Course. All
appliances & all furn. Reduced
$274,900. 941-624-0770
Lake Suzy, very nice, North
Shore condo, 2nd. fl., lake-
front, 2/2, cath. ceilings,
appliances incl. $194,900,
(941-624-5028
Lakes Edge $162,500
PC 2/2 first floor on lake
Growing area. Low fees
Sea & Shore RE 629-9455


1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE

Lake Suzy. Beautiful fairway
villa on #12 tee on Kingsway
Golf Course. Beautifully fur-
nished with 2 bedrooms, 2
baths, 24'8" X 21' garage.
1,800 feet'under air, 2,324
total. Ready for you to move
in. $254,000. (941)-255-
8662
Lakeside Plantation Villa
2BR/2BA/2CG + den Long
lake & preserve view. $224K
Nancy Beard 9414564013
RE/MAX Palm Realty
Lakeside Plantation, North
Port, FL. 2/2/2 maint. free
2005 villa, on lake, 1,506sf.
$265,000. (941)-544-3938
LAKEVIEW GROUND fir 2/2
Englewood condo, new tile &
carpet, atrium window, gated,
comm. pool. Frontier Realty
Serv. Inc. Barb Draper
$229,500. (941)468-7304
N. Port paired Villa
2br/2ba + den, garage,
lanai, pool, tennis, fitness
$274,900 941-426-4216
N.PORT Lakeside Plantation
Villas 2/2/2 + office, end unit,
maximum upgrades. OPEN
HOUSE Daily 10AM-5PM
$270,000 (941)423-0641
NEED A MORTGAGE?
100% Condo Financing
Call Kazwell
(941) 625-0015
New 2/2+Den 2nd fl condo
Lakeview $215,900 P.G.
Nancy Marshall 941-726-
1655 Rowe Real Estate & Assoc
NEW 2/2+Den, 2nd fir condo
Lakeview $215,900 P.G.
Nancy Marshall 941-726-
1655 Rowe Real Estate & Assoc.
NOK. SORRENTO EAST Large
2/2 Corner 2nd flr. unit. 2
screened lanais. LIKE NEW.
$219,000 (941-966-7376
North Port Brand new, gated,
near Sable Trace. 2BR/ 2BA,
den, garage, clubhouse, pool,
exercise room. $235,000.
941-625-8107.
NOTHING DOWN!
Beautiful fum. 3br/2ba, garage,
1st floor Owner will finance!
$274,900 (646)7294288
OAKS VI, $159,900. 2/2
Fully furnished, over looks
canal. Many upgrades! Princi-
pals only. Call 941-255-5427





OPEN SUN 2-5
519 ALBEE FARM RD.
Very nice 1BD, 1BA condo.
Boat or RV parking. Trek to
Venice Isle. Call or visit Sun.
(V041-01) $149,900
523 S. Tamiami Trail
Venice. (941) 484-0404
OXFORD HOUSE Across from
Cultural Center, 2/2, newly
furnished, 55+, $129,000.
Will carry. (941)-255-5161
PC: Oaks III, Unit S201, 2/2
beautifully furnished & remod-
eled. $169,900. 941- 624-
4178
PGI Beautiful sunsets
overlooking estuary, sailboat
water/dock, 2005, 2/2, den,
$449,900. (941) 266-0296.
PGI 2/2 Condo Dock,
Waterfront, pool, split fl.
plan, eat inkitchen, Beauti-
ful view. Harbour & Gulf
Access. Furnished. $280K
RE/MAX GULF COAST KIM
MOORE 941-270-1190
Best buy in PGI 2/2 sailboat
dock, 1st fl., furnished, mint.
Sacrafice $298,000! 941-
505-7990 .

PGI- New waterfront
condo, 3br + den, indoor
parking, deep water dock
incl. (561)-261-6896.

PLANTATION G & CC,
Farmington, 452 Cerromar Rd
#178, grd fl, 2br/2ba, condo.
1,336sf, Impeccable turnkey.
Reduced $269K to $239k
Home warranty provided. Open
Sat & Sun, .941493-1655
Premiere Planned Communiy
on Biscayne Dr.,
EMERALD OAKS CONDOMINI-
UMS, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath with
deteched Garage. To purchase
your unit in the pre construction
second phase, please call:
(941)426-1489,
Fred Shute Real Estate &
Develop, Inc. CB-C058694


1040 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR SALE

STUNNING 2/2 Condo unit
in a Waterfront complex
on the Island of Venice.
Walk to downtown &
beaches. Owner financing
available. Seller is moving.
$389,000 Julia Gaukhman
Horizon Realty,
941-234-2817
VEN. ISLAND remodeled 2/1
condo, pool, lanai, walk to
beach & dwntwn. $185,000
941493-6425 or 266-2485
VENICE 2BD/2BA 55+, Eleva-
tor, pool, clubhouse. Close to
shopping, rest., beach.
$160,000 (941)488-0882
VENICE BEACH 2/2
934SF, $765,000
Sel-Fast RE List @ 3.5%
(941)-475-8282

VENICE ISLAND
TOWNHSE 2BR/2BA,
Palmetto Court, all
updates, Beautiful
setting. Move right in!
$495,000 941-4084404

VENICE Mission Lakes 2/2
Beautiful lake view! Htd pools,
min. to bch, many extras.
$229,000 Furn. negotiable.
(941)-4924010
VENICE, Ooen Sat/Sun 1-4,
764 Village Cir, #221
Capri W condo,, 2br 2ba
overlooking golf & lake.
Beautifully decorated &
updated. $249,500
by appt. (941)-483-3599
VENICE, WATERSIDE VILLAGE,
2nd fir unit, vaulted clgs, lake
view, 1635sf, 2br/2ba +den,
2 walk in closets, many
upgrades. $345,000 by appt
only. (941)493-2778 Princil
pals only please.

VENICE: DESIRABLE Heron
Shores Lakefront 2/2/2
quiet cul-de-sac $285,000
941-480-1718 941-223-6436
Vivante harbor front, gated
resort in PGI. 3BR/3BA,
2344 SF. Below market,
$895,000. (941)- 376-1663.

Want to buy a condo
as a first time or
new homeowner in
Port Charlotte?
A 2BR, 2BA condo in Oaks
IV for only $151,900. Pay
5% down, seller will pay the
closing costs up to
$3,000.00 Buyer must
meet the lending agency's
qualifications to take advan-
tage of this great offer.
Call Luke Taylor,
941- 626-2645
Prudential Village Realty

1060 TOWNHOUSES
FOR SALE

Exceptionally nice 2B/2B
on the Island. Palmetto
Court. All updates. Very
low traffic area. Beautiful
setting. Move right in!
$495,000. 919-562-1883
OSPREY very desirable
Blackburn Pt. 3/2.5 Luxury
townhouse, htd pool, mins to
beach $639K 941-484-9034

1070 DUPLEXES
FOR SALE

VENICE, ample everything,
parking, storage, carport/
lanai, 2br/2ba, Ig kitch, farm
rm, plus Iv rm, utility rm,
$399,000. Must see! (941)-
223-6740 or (216)402-6302
ALERT FOI INVESTORS!!
Great rental opportunity. Both
units down to studs, Sold AS-
IS 2/1.5 ea side. $180,000
MLS#620623 Christa Murch
CENTURY 21 Aztec & Assoc
235-5609
PUNTA GORDA on 2 lots. Fully
rented. Close to hospital & I-
75. $140,000. obo (941)-
255-0513
RESORT STYLE w/ pool +
xtras. Make big money! Must
see to believe! 941474-3228
George DeJong Key Realty
VENICE Nice 2/1, new
appl., granite countertop.
OWNER MOVING OUT OF
STATE MOTIVATED $269k
424 Briarwood Rd. Troy
Gager, Prudential Palms
Realty. (941)-234-6637

1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE


1090 MOBILE HOMES 1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE FOR SALE
TLowest prices on new manu-
factured homes from factory
owned Prestige Home Center
2006 JACOBSEN in Tampa. 3BR, 2BA. Multi-sec-
2BR/2BA Double Wide. tion homes from $46,900
$54,900 Inc. Del. Set. including Delivery, Set-up and
Skirt. & Steps. A/C. 1-813-910-0465
Call 941-875-6148 Location! Location! 1 block
to Peace River, near navigator
3/2, Punta Gorda, 2005 fur- restaurant. Public boat ramp,
nished, resident owned park, nearly 1200 sf, of Mobile
on water w/ dock, elec. lift, Home. Not in park, 50x110 ft,
1999 boat & motor. lot. Motivated seller. Reduced
$199,000. (941)-575-6964 to $78,500. Make Offer.
941-625-6917 or 809-9399


BEAT THE PRICE
INCREASE. The Home
Owners Association will
raise the price of land
shares from $31,000 to
$40,000 on April 1st. Don't
miss out on the many new
spec homes & resales in
our gated 55+ resident
owned golf course commu-
nity. All homes are double
wide. Spec homes available
for immediate occupancy.
Resales fully furnished.
Open Sat., 10am-2pm &
Sun., 12pm-3pm OPEN
HOUSE, SAT. & SUN.
2/25& 2/26, between
the hours of 11am-3pm.
Call Maple Leaf Realty 629-
0219 for info.


BLUE SKY MHS 923-2444
RIVER WALK VILLAGE
OPEN HOUSES SUNDAY 1-4

214 Natures way $139,900
2/BR/2B with den :
on preserve $139,900

380 Salt Creek 1600 sf
2BR/2B on water $139,900

216 Natures way 1600sf
3BR/2B on preserve $138,900

S403 Creek view 1450 sf
2BR/2B + 2 car garage
$136,900 no lot fees till 2007

627 Woodwyn 1980 sf
Tripple wide 3/BR/2B with
den $138,900

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ENGL, DEER CREEK Park.
Access to Lemon bay & boat
ramps. Clubhse, etc. 2/2, car-
port, lanai, awn, util rm & shed,
appl's, some furn. Reduced
$59,900/obo. 941474-2792
ENGL: W/Prv. Marina w/slips,
ramps, access to bay/Gulf.
2/2 Furn., 2 sheds, porch.
55+. $86K with land.
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JACOBSEN HOMES
Coming Soon! Brand New
2006 2BR/2BA with Den,
32 x 52, 1553 sq. ft.,
Vaulted Ceilings, Drywall,
Bay Windows, Upgrade
Appliances and Much,
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Incl. Del. & Set Up.
Port Charlotte
Greg 941-766-9100

JOIN THE LIFESTYLE @
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Key Realty, 941468-1088


3 idi ,lian irail. 1/1/CP, Pt. Charlotte 55+,
North Port. Lot 5C shed, glass lanai, Lakewood Village, #Highway
PROMENADES WEST 1/1 12x46, no pets, no damage 17, Punta Gorda, 55+ park,
Furnished pool, tennis, shuffle $16,900, (9411-624-4773 gated community, 1998 Fleet-
wood, 2/2/CP, new roof, vinyl
board, putting grn, exercise 1993 Park Model, 38', 2 tip FI room, 6 appliances, private
rm, club hse, security doors. outs, 8' X 32' new lanai w/win- back yard, exc. cond.
MLS 606889 CHRISTA dows, new 12' X 12' shed, $69,000. 941-505-7259
MURCH CENTURY 21 AZTEC $17,000/obo, (941)-833-
& ASSOC 235-5609 8911 or (765) 6234710 Lakewood Village, 55+, dou-
PRMEADS AS, le ble wide, on lake, next to pool,
PROMENADES EAST, like 1990 40' PARK MODEL with upgraded,furn.$8~ or best
new cond. 2BR/2BA, washer, FL rm in Myakka River area- offer. (941) 661-0371
dryer, covered parking,' htd. 2BR, New roof & air in '05,
pool & hot tub 5$133,000. compl. furn, very nice. Asking VENICE ISLE REAL
(9411-613-3423 $15,500. (906)-440-1366 ESTATE SALES, INC.
PUNTA GORDA CONDO 55+ Resident Owned
PUNTA GORDA CONDO 1997 SKYLINE 40' Park VeniceIsles R.E.Sales
Fountain Court, new construc- Model. Attached Florida room, ic. R.E. Broker
tion, 2BR/2BA, $249,900. 2 bdrms, 1.5 baths, located By-Pass 41 941-485-7743
www.scotttrue.com 10 miles north of Punta Gorda 2/2 04, 2 car gar $155K
(239) 210-1521 in a reasonable rental beautiful 2/2Lkmtopen floorplan$124K
RIVERWOOD Golf& CC, gated park w/9 hole golf course. 2/2 l1ae home, $110K
desirable 2/2/1 condo, 1st $69,000. (863-993-4014 2/2pe n, $95K
fir, golf views, comm. pool, 1SLAND OF VENICE Great
1429 SF, maint. free, all apple. dble wide close to ICW +MANY MORE HOMES TO
Furn. neg. $269,900. (941)- w/docks. Move-in cond, fully CHOOSEFROM ON OWNED
624-2656 fum $105,000 (941)4864280 & RENTED LOTS
RIVERWOOD Golf & Country 2005 52' x 28' Fleetwood, LIGHT, AIRY, 2/2 home. Adult
Club 2 BR + den or 3BR, 2 Punta Gorda 55+, 3BR/2BA, comm $137,900. Carolyn
baths, 2 car gar, approx 1900 completely furn. Move in Schaeffer, Key Realty
total SF. Many upgrades cab- cond. Gulf acc. $102,500. + 941474-3228
inets, tile, paint, etc. 2 yrs. shares. (941)-505-2294
old. Principals only.
$297,900. 561- 718-7055. Employ Classified! ADVERTISE!


Maple Leaf, 55+ commu-
nity, NEW, Nobility Home,
$96,500/obo.
Call for appointment.
(941) 255-1622



MUST SELL!!
Maple Leaf was
$139,500. REDUCED to
$127,500. Call (941)
255-1122 for appt.
NOKOMIS 2/2 Dblwide Fl. rm,
RV/boat pkg $149,900 Nancy
Marshal 941-726-1655
Rowe Real Estate & Assoc.
NOKOMIS BAY LAKE 55+
Park, Avail. Now. 2/2 Furn.
W/d. New: stove, refrig & micro.
$17,500 Cell 1-815-751-3281
North Port, LaCasa, $99,000
w/share. 2br/2ba, furn, lanai,
scrn carport, W/D in util shed,
good cond. (941)4234798

.' iJ renoVti'$79OO:.. '
: Call 941-4265040'
OSPREY The Arbors dbl. wide,
completely furnished 2/2, res-
ident owned. Pet section.
$116,500 (941-9664682
Oversized Vacant Lot in
WindMill Village on lot #6 on
Windmill Dr. $35,000
Owner 941-743-3132
P. G. Beautiful Lakewood Vil-
lage, 55+, 960 sf. DW, 2/2,
inside laundry rm. & lanai.
$64,000. obo 941-639-8638
Palm Harbor Factory Liqui-
dation Sale. All models must
go. Call for free color
brochures 1-800-622-2832 ,
PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui-
dation Sale. All Models must
go: Call for free brochures &
quotes. 1-800-622-2832
PC 24437 Harborview Rd,
several singles on river, 55+
resident owned, 100/mo.
maint fee, no pets 624-0149
PG RV Park 27' 1994 Dutch-
man 5th wheel, roof over,
lanai, deck over looking pond.
$13,000. 941-639-0443
PLACIDA, Gasparilla Mobile
Estates, 55+, 1,000sf 1BR,
comp renitovated, all new appl,
dock avail, 5 min to intercoastal,
$39,500 (941-697-2362
Polynesian Village MHP
1495 Alamander Ave,
Engl. Walk to Manasota
Bch. Resident owned,
adult park, "a few fine"
pre-owned dbl wides avail.
Call Park Mgr.
(941)474-3636.

PRICED REDUCED
Holiday Travel Park
2Br/1.5Ba. Manufac-
tured Home Mostly
furnished $69,900.
Contact Dave @
InvestorsChoice Real
Estate 941-475-7011

Punta Gorda, 1/1, attchd sun-
room w/ storage. $25,000.
obo. Must sell! (386)-299-
2305 or (941)-639-0358
Ready for Immediate
Occupancy
Over 10 homes available
in adult, resident owned
parks. Prices start at
$48,900. Call First Class
Homes for current
inventory & price list.
(941) 639-9497

RIGHT ON DONA BAY,
Nokomis. 220 Snook Ln.
Key West home double
lot. Call Susan
941-380-0041 for info.

SINGLES & DOUBLES -
14 models in stock or
special orders in 3 weeks.
Sample 2BR/1BA only
$29,900. Incl. Set-up,
A/C, skirting & steps.
First Class Homes.
(941) 639-9497

Updated in prestigious ALAME-
DA ISLES MHP. 2br/2ba,
comp furn, move in cond. Cor-
ner lot $155k (941)475-7625
VENICE Bay Indies 55+,
Fully furn. 2/2/CP, lanai
Nicely updated, all amen.
$18,500. 941-480-9070
VENICE Bay Indies Lrg. 2/2 +
den, Irg eat-in kitchen & living
rm. $55,000 Negotiable
(941)488-0516 Call for appt.
VENICE RANCH
12X52, 2BR/1BA. Asking
$12,900. Semi Furnished.
24X32, 2BR/2BA. Asking
$27,000. Furnished.
Others to choose from! 55+
Community, No pets. Season-
al Rental Available. Call Dick
or Steve (941)488-5672

1110 OUT OF
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Boca Dunes G&CC $179,000
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Hill Country. New 2/2/2 in a
small 55+ retirement commu-
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tom decks. $79,500
Call Linda 830-377-7578
Kissimee 4BR, great loca-
-tion, 2CG, 3 yrs. $339,999
Ad#99768 1-866-999-4764
www.isoldmyhouse.com
Lake Worth nr bch, 55+
comm w/all amenities $219,000
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Log cabins, $89,900. New
shells on secluded sites. 1 to
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Gated Country Club.
Golf Course & Lake.
Phase 1 closeout, substantial
discounts through Feb. 28th.
Call (866)997-0700 for info.
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1205 LEASE OPTION

2 condos sailboat water,
deeded boat dock, Punta
Gorda Troy Gager Pruden-
tial Palms RIty (941)-234-
6637 -
BRAND NEW 3/2 vaulted
ceiling tile floors
Willmington Blvd. $239K
Troy Gager, Prudential
Palms Rity (941)-234-6637
N. PORT. Brand New. 1900+
sf, 3/2/2, 5324 Newcastle St.
Owner fin w/ise opt. Low
down & $1495/mo. Call Mike
941-228-0850. Open Sun. 24
NORTH PORT-
RENT TO OWN NEW 3/2/2,
CALL FOR DETAILS
941-408-7827 Iv msg
N.P ESTATES Large 3/2/2 w/
fam. room east of 1-75. 6244
Bluery Ave. Owner will finance
w/lease option. $1595 + Iow
down. Pets welcome! Call
Karen (941)-224-8664
RENT TO OWN OR SALE
2004 HOME IN
NORThl PORT 3/2/2
(248)-910-0341

1210 HOMES FOR RENT



(941) 627-9555
SUNBELT
MGMT. SERVICES, LLC
(WEEKDAYS)


1210 HOMES FOR RENT

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listings 1- 800-749-8124 ext.
R224

520 Lewis St. in
beautiful Englewood,
3BR/2BA, newly remod-
eled, private location,
1,400sf. $1,100 1st/L +
$500 security.
(941)492-5477








2/2/1 Oak Hallow $ 800
2/2/1 Woodland $ 875
2/2 Kingsway Villa $1200
3/2/2 Lanai, Nice $ 975
3/2/1 Woodlands $ 775
3/2/2 New $1150
3/2/2 Nice blinds $1050
3/2/2 Fenced $1150








PC 2/2 carport, lam. rm., shed.............. 725
EN 10UPEX lawn care............ 750
PC M/ lanai, FWF, Oak Hollow, tile... 800
PC 1/i FL rooom, covered patio........... 800
PC 221 lanai, shed, inside laundrly.... 850
PC 2/1.5 am m, fenced ydshe........... 850
PC 222 lanai, spacious, eat-in kitchen. 875
PC 32, FWF, dock, beautiul view. 00
PC 32f2 lanai, great loom, fenced yard. 925
PC 3/Z2 lanai, lots of Oile, Oak Tree...... 950
NP 3/212 one y old, lanai, nice............ 950
E 2/2/2, screened lanai, avail 3M....... 995
DC 22 lanai, all tile, small pet ok... 1000
NP 32 open plan, lanai, inside Indry. 1050
EN 302 brand new, lanai, E. Engle.... 1100
NP 3/2 brand new, ci water/cable... 1100)
PC 3/22 almost new, lam.im. .a tile... 1100
NP 32/2 lanai, inside laundry, new... 1125
PC 2l/2/2 den, brand new, gated comm. 1150
PG01322 SWF, dock, pool wisei, vieTt1200
SGC 3/2/2 new, waterview, 1800 LA...$1200
PC 3/2/2 pool wiser, lam rm, Sec 15..$1300
VE 3/2 pool, spa, canal, poolflawnserv$1400
NP 3122 canal iont, dock, caged pool, lawn
pool care inl., ask 0r Cindy..............$1650
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743-4260
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2/2 Condo C.H. $675
1 & 2 bdrm. Apts. PG
$700-$850
2/1 H.H. Duplex $750
2/1/CP PC $750
2/1/1 PC, Comm. Pool $750
2/2/1 PC $800
3/2 DC, Comm. Pool $850
3/2/2 NP $950
3/1.5 PC $950
2/2/2 PGI $1,000
3 /2)/2P$1,100, Sec. 15(


J/2/2 U D C1,1UU
3/2/2 PC $1,100, Sec. 15
*Deep Creek, 3B, 2BA 3/2/2 Pool, PC $1,200
Home, Deep Crek Blvd., 3/2/2 S.B. Canal, PC $1,300
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*2B, 2BA Westchester
Woods Condo, $650. mo. Beautiful new home, 3/2/2
plus den, all appliances incl.
10264 Winnipeg 3/2/3 pool 1,566 sq. ft., $1,190/mo.
61 Mark Twain 3/2/2 pool 1st., last, sec. No pets. Cal
Surfside Realty Inc. Robin (813-838-2377
941-473-4050 Brand new 4/2, family rm/din-
www.surfsiderealty.net ing rm, screened lanai, in
2 bedroom home in PC or PG North Port, 5228 Andris St.
furn/unfurn, 1st., last + sec., $1,250/mo. (941) 743-2964
background check, N/P, BURNT STORE ISLES, 4/3/2
(941-637-0123 Lv. message w/ pool & dock. Gorgeous
2/1 updated in the Heart of view! Unfurnished w/ appli-
Old Englewood, 392 W. ances. NS NP. $2,000. mo.
Wentworth, $850 + security (863)-327-7572
(941)474-7697 Burnt Store Meadows, 3/2/2,
3/2 home, appliances, $950 unfurnished. Beautiful area.
months, last & sec. (239 available now. Excellent condi-
458-9889 tion. (941)-204-2141
3/2.5/2 Bobcat Trail, N.P. BURNT STORE VILLAGE,
new golf course pool hm, New, 3/2.5/2CG, Pool,
2100sf, lanai, tiled. $2000 Den. $2,000. mo. + Util.,
/mo +Sec (941)-587-6288 Annual. (941-637-8300
3/2/1, lanai, 389 Millport, BURNT STORES ISLES,
P.C. Quiet area, close to 3/2/2, direct sailboat access.
schools. $1000./mo. 1st, Boat available, caged pool on
Last & Sec. 305401-9650 lanai. $51800. mo Yearly
3/2/2, P.C., NO DEPOSIT! lease. 513-615-4721
Like new, dining room, all Char. Harbor 3/2/2, pool,
appl., clean, 55+, NP, NS, dock, sailboat water, 123
$950/mo. (330)-793-1045 Peckham St. S.E., annual,
3/2/2 w/ enclosed patio $1,500 mo., N/S (239) 571-
Nice area! 1401 Sheehan 2287 or (239) 272-7842
Blvd. P.C. $1,050. mo. 1st, Deep Creek 3/2/2 Family rm,
last & sec neg 941-815-4567 lanai, fully appliances, nicely
3/2/CP on canal with dock in renovated. $1300 mo. 1st.
Pt Charlotte, minutes to har- last, & sec. 941-637-6306
bor, nice area. $1300 month. DEEP CREEK, 3/2/2, recently
No pets. Call 941-255-3530 renovated, available immedi-
341 Waltham P.C 3/2, Ig ately $1100/mo. Call 941-
lanai, fenced yard....... $965 380-0613 or 941-627-1493
22024 Beverly, P.C., 3/2 DEEP CREEK, 3/2/2, Beauti-
$945 ful, newer 1600 sq. ft. house,
on cul-de-sac. Stove, frig,
Call 941-628-4494 lanai. 288 Fortaleza. $1195 1
Pets Welcome year lease. 800-7474283


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Wednesday. Feb. 15. 2006, Real Estate Classified


1210 HOMES FOR RENT 1210 HOMES FOR RENT 1210 HOMES FOR RENT

ENGLEWOOD 1BD Cottage, No Money Down!! PGI, 3/2/2, power boat lot
$800/mo + elec., Annual. 100% Financing 150' seawall, lift, dock, hot
$1500/mo, Seasonal. Perfect Credit Not Required tub, fully furnished $1,700/
(941)-474-1192 Call Rudy 941- 473-1911 mo. Avail now, mo. to mo. or
Or 800-624-0801 annual, No smoke, (305)-766-
ENGLEWOOD EAST: American Federated Funding,lnc. 9800
3/2/2 lanai $1100 mo Corr.Mortgage Lender/Equal Housing PGI lovely 3/2/2 Sailboat
3/2/1 two comm pool NO PORT LARGE 3/2/2 home, new kitchen, pool,
new carpet & paint 5170 Wilton Terr mm. dock, 10 mins to harbor.
West oast Property $1195/MO. in Country Club $1600/ mo. 941-5054081
Mgt. 473-0718 or Ridge. www.PelicanPM.com
877-468-0667 Lic. Broker 941 232-8223 Port Charlotte Very nice
3/2/2, lift, sailboat canal
ENGLEWOOD Rocky Creek w/ 4/2.5/2 on 1 acre, htd pool
dock. Furn./unfurn. 941-637-6797 Rent-A-Home
Annual/Seasonal. Starting
$1400/mo (941-650-1787 North Port 2 & 3 BR'S PORT CHARLOTE bright &
$950 & UP! ( INCLUDES clean 100% brand new 2BR/
WATERFRONT PROPERTIES) 1BA/ bonus room/ garage.
lst/last/Security Near everything. $950 mo.
(941)-426-7625 Avail.March 1.(941)-779-0046
North Port 3/2/2 New Home PORT CHARLOTTE, 4/3/2L
eraportcharlotte.com No pets, lanai, open kitchen Pool Home. Flexible Lease
PORT CHARLOTTE Harborside Real Estate Purchase Option.
2/2, poolCondo $800 941-697-7077 Lic RE Broker (941)-628-8755
2/2, pool Condo........ $800
2/2 Condo, pool, golf.$900 NORTH PORT 3/2/2 new,
3/2/2 pool..............$1300 Close to schools, shopping &
DEEP CREEK 175, $1250/mo. InvestotsChoice Real Estate
2/2 condo, pool, no 941-456-0067
pets $700 NORTH PORT BRAND NEW
2/2 $800 4/2/2, 1707sqft Port Charlotte Office
3/2/2 ..................$1100 $1200/mo Call Alexey 941-7434831
4/3/2 tile................$1200 (360)-910-6286 Englewood Office
4/2/2..................$....1300941-475-7011
3/2/2 pool, tile .......$1300 NORTH PORT RENT TO 941475-7011
3/2/2.F.R., pool......$1300 OWN New 3/2 Owner website www.icre.us
NORTH PORT financing. $5k down, ANNUAL
2/2/1, hot tub, canal.$925 $1800/mo. (321)-239-0647 PUNTA GORDA
2/2/2 SWF ...............$950 RENT TO OWN flexible 3/2/1 Condo ..... $1250
3/2/2.................$.... 1025 terms. BRAND NEW 3/2/2 NORTH PORT
3/2/2 .jstbuit.......$1 rN1P00a of2 3/2/2 ................. $1000
3/2/2 just built........$1100 in No Port almost 2,000sf. 3/2/2........0.....$11500
3/2/2 Fam. Rm.......$1200 $5K/down. Call for details 3/2/2.................$1150
3/2/2 Pool..............$1300 Rhonda (941)-504-9010 3/2/2...........$1275
ENGLEWOOD owner/agent 3/2/2.................$1400
3/2 $775 2/2/1 Condo.......$1500
ROTONDA NORTH PORT, Ansonia SEASONAL
3/2/1, canal.............$975 Terr. Beautiful 3/2/2, lanai, ENGLEWOOD
SHORT TERM big fenced yard, near 41 & 2/2 Condo..........$1600
3/2/2 Furnished......$1100 Salford & shopping, schools PORT CHARLOTTE
etc. $1,250/mo. 1st., last, 3/2/2 ...................$2200
sec. Call Rick, (941)-380- 3/,Pool & Dock....$2600
0992 NORTH PORT
NORTH PORT- 2/2 Carport ....Pool.....$1100
RENT TO OWN NEW 3/2/2, 3/2/2 .................. $160Q
CALL FOR DETAILS 3/2/2 ................$..1600
KIM -flmr,11 IN 941408-7827 Iv msg 3/2/2...................$1800
2/2/2 Condo-Pool..$2300
NP or RENT TO OWN. 3/2/2 Pool............ $2000
FIRE YOUR $300/mo. RENT CREDIT ROTONDA
O NEW gorgeous 4,/2/2, 3/2/2................$2500
LANDLORD vaulted, huge Fam. Rm.,
We will help you buy your first spacious Kit, luxury PC. Clean, 2/1/fl rm.
Mstr. Suite,. Liv. Rm, 22103 Montrose ave. $800.
home at no charge. Our ser- Din. Rm. S1,695/mo. 3/1 Lanai, 2151 Starlite In.
vices are free to you. Call us 1954)-673-7356 900. 1st., Ist., + $500 sec
today to learn how to get into Call 941-916-0896 8am-7pm
that home without paying rent. N. Port Waterfront rental, CHAR. NICE 2/1/cp with
YOU MAY WALK AWAY 2/1 jacuzzi, furn., new apple PT. CHAR. NICE 2/1/cp with
FROM CLOSING WITH $1,100/mo. lst/L/Sec. neg. Irg. FL rm, pets OK, Irg yard.
MONEY IN YOUR POCKET. (941)-426-2051 Avail March 2nd. $800/mo.
Do you see yourself renting 1st & sec. 941-3564395
forever? If not, do something OWN A HOME TODAY Pt. Charlotte 3/2/2 w/ comm
about it today. WITH NO
BAD CREDIT OK MONEY DOWN! pool Sm. pet ok, Avail Now
LIMITED CREDIT OK Poor Credit OK 13th Month free Harborside
DIVORCE OK Call Today & Real Eastate 941-697-7077
LITTLE.OR NO MONEY See If You QualifyLic RE Broker
S DOWN OK Be In Your Own Home Punta Gorda 1/1 & 2/1
We have the experience, ded- In 30 Days. Historic downtowntown- Pets ok
ication, and most of all the American Homefront Mtg. $800-$850/mo. Avail, now
lenders to guide you through (941)-625-3052 941-637-6797 Rent-A-Home
the homb buying process. Call
RE/MAX POWERHOUSE *NEED A RENTALS Punta Gorda Isles, 3/2/2
866-899-POWER DCR RENTAL MGMT Canal, Dock, Gulf Access.
Large Lanai. 1st. & Sec. req,
FIVE STAR REALTY 941-624-0500 $1450. mo. 239481-6374.
ANNUAL AND SEASONAL
EXPECT FIVE STAR P.C. 4-5BR/2BA/2CG
SERVICE AND RENTALS $1300/mo 122 Bedford
CALL (941)-637-6116 or Dr. Avail 2/1/06 Call Nancy Marshall
visit us at our website: www.PelicanPM.com (941)726-1655
www.fivestarrealty.com Lic. Broker 941 232-8223 NP 2/2.5/1 Tnhse $1,200
GARDENS, OF GULF COVE P.C. Beautiful Newer Pool VN 3/2 Furn Villa $1200
3/2/2. NS/NP 1 3320 Carter Home on over 1 Acre. Close NP Villa Pets OK $1,450
Ave. P.C. $1,450 mo 1st to 1-75. Lots of privacy! Rent. NP 2/2.5/1 Pets OK $1,250
Last & Sec. 941-276-9513 Neg. (941)1-255-1599 NP 3/2.5/1 Pets OK $1,395
Last & Sec. 941-276-9513 NP 3/2.5/1 Tnhse $1,550
GROVE CITY: 12th Street, .C.: Sailboat waterfront, NP 3/2.5/1 Tnhse $1,650
211,older.ITYe.2thStreet,3/2/2, in beautiful Col-
2/1, older home. Quiet area. swoodointR t
$850/mo. 1st, last&security. 1ongswood Poi5nte. Rentneg. NT TO OWN 3/2/2
Please call 941-5050569 41-255-1599RENT TO WN 3/2/2
LAKE SUZY 2/2/2 ON Great Loc. w/ pool avail.
Immaculate 2/2/1 on Peace 18TH Tee/lakeview, W/D, 4/1/06 1st, Last, Sec.
River, 141 North Shore Terr. tile, hurricane shutters. Pet $1295. mo 941-485-2337
$1800. mo. Call (941)-639- OK. $1100/mo. 1st, last,
2894 or (941-626-9621 sec. 941629-5576
MANASOTA KEY, 2BR/2BA PC 3/2/2 $1150; 2/2, lanai, RIVERWOOD
w/ boat dock, close to beach. laundry rm, CHA, NearDeep 8 Furnished Homes Annu-
Sm. pets OK. $1200 /mo. Creek Sch & near Mal, very al or Seasonal (941)-629-
Annual only. (941)-625-7121 nice $850, $1200dep www.mbgvacaonpropertes.com238
Murdock, 2/2/2 new, unfur- (941)916-1901
nished, waterfront Eppinger PC 445 PALMETTO
Dr. $975 mo. + rental refs'. 4/2/1 CANAL FRONT ROTONDA
Annual, (516-382-8007 $1300/MO 3/2/1 w/pool on canal
N. PORT- 3/2/2 home CALL FIVE STAR REALTY new carpet tile paint
over 1200sf of liv space, (941)-637-6116 West Coast Property Mgt
quiet area. $1175/mo. + 473-0718 or 877-468-
quiet area. $1175/mo. +229 PC Sailboat Canal, 2/2/2, 0667
sec. No pets. 941-426-2969 large lanai & pool, seawall.
N.P. 2/2/1 Lanai, quiet neigh- Ref's req. $1150. mo. Rotonda 3/2/2, newer home
borhood. N/S, N/P $725/mo 941-545-3268 (cell) on canal w/scr. lanai, water,
(941)-426-3008 for appt. PC 2/1 remodeled, tile, cen- sewer incl. for pics. email:
N.P. 6601 Myrtlewood 2/1 tral a/c, large yard, small pet kburnett@itllc.net, avail, now,
Clean house, central air. ok., 1st., last, sec., $850 (603)-944-1091
Avail. Mar. 1st. $785/mo mo. Call (941) 306-2131
ROTONDA 3/2/2 South.
1st/last/ sec. N/P PC, 2/1/CP on canal w/ boat Pool/canal. Avail. Now.
(941)-713-3651 8AM-8PM lift. No pets. 160 Rodgers $1295/mo 13 Bunker Lane
N.P. BEAUTIFUL, Brand new Ave. $1,000. 1st., Last + (7131-443-8056
3BD/2BA Home for rent. Sec. (239)-821-4999 ROTONDA 3BD/3.BA Golf
all appliances, pets ok, PC, FWF 2/2/1, large house, course view. $1000/wkly. Will
1-800469-8610 ext. 5000 like new, lanai, work shop. consider monthly or annual.
N.P. Brand new beautiful Walk- N/S, N/P, 1st., last + sec. Call Don (941)456-9614
er's home, 4/3, approx. 2200 $875/mo. (9411-764-0654 r
s.f.,, near Toledo Blade/Price PC Lrge 2/1,W/D, AC, Fam 3/2, fully furnished, cable
intersection. $1400/mo Room 3364 Croton Terr, Go /& phone, all utilities. Call
(941)-234-5013 Look! $850/mo lst+$850 Jessica Menzel 941-815-,
S -1Jessica Menzel 941-815-
rI.P. NEW 3/2/2, living, din- SD 954 347-5151 8451 Gasparilla Properties.
ing, Irg. fam. rm., laundry rm, PC Shadowmoss New 3/2/2 V IC, / i m
lanai, W/D. $1200/mo. (954)- lanai w/canal view, Oak Hol- VENICE, 3br/2ba util rmn
770-6766 Leave Message low club/pool. N/S N/P ai boat orsrv/Lsparc
$1200 annual. Opt o buy.0 al 94-49
N.P., brand new house 941-5394632 Call (941)-492-4156
4/2/2, 2200SF under air,
near schools, shopping, PC, 2/2/2 w/lanai, unfur S VENICE, 2br/2ba/2cg wide
1-75, Rt.41. 1/L/sec nished, good area, no pets, street, newer home at $975/
$1350/mo. 941-426-6217 $900/mo., 1st., last + sec. mo. Annual, pt furnished.
or 347-721-2958. avail 3/1/06, (9781-604-4923 (941)-544-7571 or 650-1787
NEW 3/2/2 w/lanai PC, 2BR/2BA, on canal, nice
MNy upgrades! home/area. 423 Fountain.
Many ades Sm. pets. Ref's. 1st, last &
Sale or Lease option terms sec. $1000. (508)-4154470


(941)-625-3052 or PC: 3/2/1, CHA, large lanai, C Jn,''a
(941)-204-5648 all tile, new kitchen, new appli- .
ances, $1200/mo. plus secu-
New 4/BR Executive home rities. 941-204-2333 Surfing
with 3 car garage. 2600
square feet. $2300/MOannu- PG 3/2/1, saltwater canal, Will
al lease. 941-9180010 clean, updated, tiled, never
enclosed lanai, sin. pet ok. bet
Newly remodeled 3 bedroom $1100/mo, plus services, be the
home on large fresh water (941) 955-7417. am
canal. Available 3/01. $1200, S amer!
month. 941-625-0490 PGI 3/2/2, 2 mins to harbor -8
sailboat water dock pool 629-8256
NIORTH PORT 3BR/1BA $1500/mo Deep Creek or
Unfurnised with W/D 4/2/2 brand new 483-4848
$700-$725. $1700/mo. Pat Tan Keller Aft-o.Sm MG.,i
941-468-2945 Williams 941-504-9232 PWshro 1n.eS i ,epN-m


1210 HOMES FOR RENT

S SUNBELT
MANAGEMENT
* SERVICES

PC 1/1 condo,lanai..$575
PC 2/2/1, home, fence
$800
PC 3/2/CP, SWF home,
lawn service incl.......$900
NP 3/2/CP, SWF home,
lanai, dock .......... ....$900
PG 2/2 new condo, lanai
clubhouse...............$1000
NP 3/2/2 home in Jockey
Club, incl. lawn serv$1000
PC 3/2/2, pool home,
pool service incl.....$1100
DC 3/2/1 home, large
lanai $1150
PC 3/2/2 pool home
with pool service.....$1150
PG 3/2 Condo, covered
pkg., comm. pool...$1175
NP 3/2.5/1 townhouse,
lakeview...............$1200
PC 3/2/2, FWF, home,
lanai $1200
PC 3/2.5/2 home, lanai,
exec. style, large....$1200
PC 3/2/2 pool home
with pool service.....$1250
PC 3/2/2, pool home,
pool service incl...$1100
NP 3/2/2 brand new
spacious...............$1300
DC 4/2/2 home, brand
new, lanai...............$1450
NP 4/2/2 home, Lakeside
Plantation, community
pool o $1450
PC 4/2/2 pool home
with pool service.....$1500
(941) 764-7777
or (800) 283-0431
S. Venice 3/2/2 w/ pool
fenced in corner lot, renovat-
ed, No pets, $1500/mo
+dep's. 9414681699
SO. VEN, 2/1/1CG, Laundry
rm, scr. lanai, clean, newer
carpet, No pets. $1000/mo +
dep. 941-488-1886
SOUTH VENICE ADORABLE
2/1 POOL HOME, tile floors,
Cats welcome. $995/mo.
Sue Miller, Matchmaker
Homes, (941)-480-9090
SOUTH VENICE: lbr/lba,
completely remodeled
extra clean. $850/mo.
Call Tom (941)496-8228
TEMP. RENTAL- 2/15 to 6/1
Pt.C. turnkey furn. 3BD, 2BA,
all incl. 1st, last & security.
$1500/mth. (941)-4684747
CAROLYN ALEXANDER
REAL ESTATE DISCOVERY
Thomas Ryan
Real Estate Mgmt. Inc.
941- 205-2140
ANNUALS
$950.00 $1700.00
SEASONALS
$1400.00 $2000.00
Venice 2BR/2BA/2CG
spacious home in great
location.$1,000/mo. Call
Robert,(941)-266-3797
VENICE, 3/2/2, unfurn, deed
restrictions, close to beaches
& shopping. $1350/mo,
1st/lst/sec. (941)-815-1394
VENICE ISLAND- $1300/MO
3BR/2BA 300 Alba St. E.
www.PelicanPM.com
Lic. Broker 941 232-8223

N IcConnick'
Realty

VENICE ISLAND. Seasonsal
rentals available for 2006.
Prices range from $2200 -
$3800. (941)-485-7127 -
VENICE, City (off isl.)
Lrg. sparkling 2/2/2 N/S,
sm. pet ok. $1100 (941-488-
9486 or (9411)488-5614

VENICE:
2/2/1 LANAI INC LAWN
SERVICE PEST CONTROL
West Coast Property Mgt.
473-0718 or
877-468-0667

1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

lbr/lba Condo, 55+
comm. 1 mile to Engle-
wood Beach. Conv. Loca-
tion. Close to everything.
$775/mo Annual lease
941-650-8220
2/2 1st floor end unit located
in beautiful peaceful 55+ adult
community. Fully furnished.
No pets or RV's allowed. $975
annual monthly or $1600 6
mo seasonal. Call Melinda at
941-740-8577.
2/2 PGI furnished, on Harbor,
elevator, pool, clubroom, cov-
ered parking. Seasonally or
Annually. (941)-505-1198
2br/2ba, Condo, 1st
floor, available now.
$800/mo. N/P
Call Jim (941)743-8483
3/2 villa, in Burnt Store,
Isles, close to Walmart,
annual lease. (239)-465-
5934 or (954) 258-9449
97 Boundary Blvd. 1/1possible
furnished with pool, sauna etc
Surfside Realty Inc.
941-473-4050
www.surfsiderealty.net


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1240 CONDOSNILLAS 1240 CONDOSNILLAS 1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT FOR RENT FOR RENT
AWESOME CONDO VENETIA, new 3/2/1, on pre- VENICE ISLAND- 1BR/1BA,
PROMENADES EAST serve & lake, close to every- near beaches, newly renovated.
Great Courtyard View thing. $1,150/mo. Annual. Furn .$675 incl. water. No pets.
2 bedroom, 2 bath, wash- April 1. N/S. (941)-284-1934 941484-6248 941497-3863
er/dryer, covered parking, VENETIA: BRAND NEW LAKE- VENICE 1BD/1BA Walking dis-
heated pool, no smoking, FRONT Condo, 3/2, Scr. lanai, tance to beach. $650/mo
no pets; annual lease. 2 comm pools, clubhouse, (941)480-1412 Call between
(941) 457-4050 1CG, 2nd fir. $1450. Annual. 3-7PM
BEAUTIFUL 2/2 end unit on 941-493-8383
Deep Creek golf course, over- VENETIAN FALLS NEW ISLAND CONVENIENCE 2
looking pool, W/D incl. New 2BR/den/2BA/2CG, Br./i Ba. $725/mo. lst/L
tile & carpet. 1st, last & sec. Maint. free. $1450/mo & Deposit. Annuals Pref.
$790. mo. 941- 613-1405 55 & Over 941-441-5232 Spacious! (941) 488-5758
Birgini Bay Club 2/2 Refur- VENETIAN FALLS BRAND
bished, Newly Furnished, New VENETIAN FALLS BRAND Villas Del Sol
Appliances, Ground Floor Cor- NEW 2BD/Den/2BA.Apartments
ner Condo. u-Sunshne Realty 941-685-0054 Now renting newly remod-
rity. References, Short Term eled, studios, 1 & 2
Avail. $1,400 Utilities Inc. VENETIAN GOLF & RIVER bedrms., Ig. pool, rent
(941)613-2919 LM. CLUB, off Laurel Rd. E. of 1-75. starting at $495+. Close
gated comm, 2 Villas, both to downtown Punta Gorda
Cape Haze: Spacious 1875sq 2/2/2, w/heated pools. & 1-75.(941)-639-0663
ft 3/2/2 condo. Golf course/ $1500/mo each. 1st, last,
water view. Pool, clubhouse, sec. 941-492-2286 aft 4PM
& much more. Unfurn. 941- VENICE ISLAND, Bella Costa, 1340 MOBILE HOMES
697-4959 2/2 waterfrt end unit. $1150 FOR RENT
DEEP CREEK 2/2, lanai, Annual + Sec. Compl Renovat-
1,000 sq. ft., newly remod- ed'04. Mike (941)-358-8787 2/2 Mobile homes, Double
eled, new paint, cath. ceilings, VENICE ISLE 2BD/1BA wide. Near Rt. 17 & Kings
tile firs., wood cab., granite Swimming pool, walk to Highway. Fort Ogden. Avail
tops, all new appl., 1st., last +. beach. $725/mo N/P 941- 3/1/06. Call 863-990-3234
sec., Ann. $85 & $895/mo. 697-7246 or 941-493-6425 Dbl. wide in Alligator Park,
Pets neg. (941) 661-4539 or
743-0386 VENICE Lrg. 2/2 Condo 55+, 2/2, furn., lanai
1st fir., close to shopping under air, small pets ok. Yr.
DEEP CREEK 2/2/2 and beach. $875/mo round only. $700/mo.,
Villa 26525 Nordic (941)492-6913 After 7. Discount hurricane dis-
Way. 941-766-8200 VENICE ON THE BEACH placed. (941)-637-8915
941-204-1304 2BR/2BA, FULLY FURNISHED, elleboy@sunline.net
El Jobean, Tarpon Bay Condo, new kitchen Yearly or 3 mths. NOKOMIS FURNISHED 1BR
2/2, waterview, some furn., Available now. 9414884268 NEWLY PAINTED INSIDE &
incl. water & cable, N/P, N/S, VENICE Pelican Pointe OUT. $625/M0.
$925/mo. (941)-629-2475 G&CC 2/2/2 luxury villa (941)-480-1134
EMERALD POINTE, P.G. spectacular lake & golfview, P.G. Pine Acres, 2/1, large
Condo, furn, 2BR /2BA /CP, clbhse/pool priv. Maint. double lanai, $925/mo plus
on canal, ann/seasonal. Agent free. $1400/mo. 6 mth min. utilities, lawn care provided.
C. Konstans (239) 850-1330. Brkr/own 941-493-7447 1st, last & $300 sec. credit
EMERALD POINTE, PG Venice Island Senior 1/1 check req. (941)-575-7393
Awesome waterfront views. condo, walk to town & beach. PUNTA GORDA, 55+, 2/1 fur-
Gated, boat dock, tennis, $750. 1st, last, deposit. 941- nished, remodeled, Pool, Club-
pools, 2BR/2BA & den, beau- 661-7093. house, AC. Avail. 3/1. (941)-
tifully furnished, bring suitcase 815-8753 or email:
& boat! 941-626-3350 1300 DUPLEXES crbgcofcc@yahoo.com
Emerald Pt. 2/2 -furn. all FOR RENT VENICE, clean, new,, br/lba
ammen. incls. boat slip .N/P +extra rm, $650/mo. + Sec.
N/S $1500. ann or $1800. 10030A&BAmicola2i2/1 includes water, tv, lawn care.
seas. 6mos.. 941-625-6378 NEW Surfside Realty Inc. (941)-408-1941 References
or 941-743-5938 941-473-4050
ENGL. furnished Condo www.surfsiderealty.net 1350 EFFICIENCIES
Balcony view of bay. 2/1 off North Port Blvd. Avail. FOR RENT
$1100/mo Call now. Good location! Fenced
(865)-719-2316 Cell Ph. yard. $700. mo. Credit check. FLAMINGO MOTEL & APTS.
ENGLEWOOD: BRAND NEW 1St & Last. (239) 597-4546. Efficiency suites, pool, cable,
3/2 with garage. $900/mo. ENGLE: lbr/lba w/ lanai $59.95 daily. 941-2866511,
Annual. (941)-473-3391 Rec. remodel, incl. water & 639-7750 or 239-357-3319
FIVE STAR REALTY sewer. $575/mo ist/L/ TROPICAL BAY INN MOTEL
ANNUAL AND SEASONAL Sec. N/P (941)-400-1670 Chhrlotte Harbor waterfront 2
EXPECT FIVE STAR ENGLEWOOD, 3br/2ba, room suite, furn., full kitchen,
SERVICE AND RENTALS W/D, avail now. sofa, 27" TV, cable, sep.
CALL (941)-637-6116 or S750/mo. 1st + Security. room w/qn. bed. wkly/month-
visit us at our website: Call Dave (6311-283-3431 ly rates (941)-625-3004
www.fivestarrealty.com HARBOUR HEIGHTS
JUST $950 for big harbor DUPLEX VENICE GARDENS, Efficiency.
view in PGI, walk to Fisher- 2/2 $900 / MO $550/mo. includes every-
men's Village. ALSO 3/2/1 CALL FIVE STAR REALTY thing. No drugs. Avail now. ,
PGI new condos w/dock, pobl (941)-637-6116 (941)492-6544 or 441-7573
& spa. Call for seasonals
Anchor Realty 800-898-7353 from beach, very clean, new 1360 ROOMS
from beach, very. clean, new
Kings Island Golf Course, bathroom, store avail. $700/ FOR RENT
large 2/2 condo, furnished, mo. Is/Lst/Sec (941-234-5536
elevator huge, pool, club- Old Englewood Rd; 2/1, scrd
house,tehnis, no pets, refer- lanai, $800/mo. lst/Lst/Sec. BEDROOM, BATH, CABLE TV
$950/mo, (941l743-418i Avail now! Call Judy at (941)- Kitchen priv. Male preferred.
9154377 Non smoker. Reasonable.
Live The Florida Lifestyle! Pt. Ch 2/2/1 941-497-5927
"Villas of Burnt Store Isles" No Pets, $750/mo, N. Englewood- Near beach,
Great rm., kiBurnt Storen w/brkfst 1st +Sec of $1,000, utilities & cable included.
cafe', 2+bd2bam./2cg, kitchen w/ brkanafsti. (941)423-0486 Laundry privileges $125/wk

$1,300.-$1,500. Call for PUNTA GORDA, 2/1.5, car- (941)-270-1028 after 6pm
details. (941)-585-9531 port, W/D hook-up. CHA.. NOKOMIS- Furnished room for
LUXURY RESORT LIVING! $825/mo. 1st, last & sec. rent, share bath.
3/2.5, pool, jacuzzi, gym, (941)-505-8201 Call for details
furn., 2000sf. Harbor view! VENICE E. 2br/lba, clean (941)484-7710
$1,950. mo. (305)-619-0619 duplex, pool, laundry, + xtras, North Port, Female preferred,
New 2/2 + Den, Lakefront, on golf course. NICE! smoking ok, all privileges,
Condo, pool, N/P, N/, 850/mo. (941)-927-0365 pool, $125. per week & 1/2
$895/mo. Annual lease, st., PR NTS utilities. 941-661-0793 Dan
last, (941)5/m Annu-637-1500 1320 APARTMENTS PG Clean, furn., New 24 hour
OSPREY 2br/2ba, garage FOR RENT Mgmt., cable, phone, until. incl.
$125 wk. No Pets (941)-
lanai, clean, white decor,, 2BR/1BA, E. Englewood 639-1089 or (239)-229-5228
sunsets, pool, tennis, duplex, on time rent $750
From $1200 incl. water/cable 1000 security. No pets ROOM, S. VENICE, PRIVATE
No smoke. 941-966-9763 Avail. now. (941)-769-1163 BATH & SEPARATE
P.Charlotte Lrg. 2/2 ENTRANCE. N/S. $150/WK.
Lakeviewnear 1-75/41, W/D, 3 Apts on Boundary Blvd. (941-496-8655
heated pool, tile. $975/mo 2-2/1 1-2/2 with pool WATERFRONT Home 3br/2ba,
(941-539-7325 Surfside Realty Inc. pool, dock, 41 & River Rd.
P Batiful 2/2 2 941-473-4050 area. $800/mo plus 1/2 util.
P.G.Is Beautiful 2/2, www.surfsiderealty.net female pref. 941-915-7945
lanais, Washer, Dryer, pool,
boat deck, covered park- (941)-488-3913 STU- TA
ing. $900. mo. Yearly DIO FOR RENT ON ISLAND 1370 RENTALSTO
lease. (941)-637-7808 OF VENICE SHARE
PG 3/2/1 end uni w/canal CHARLOTTE HARBOR NEW 1BR/1BA, female pref, pool,
all apple. Pool, tennis, dock no pets. 695/mo. whoe house privileges + util.
$1400. 941- 575-6353. n941-91&2078 $150/wk. +Sec. References
PGI, 2/2 Harbor views, pool, ENGL- Spacious 2/2, liv rm,
cov. pkg. No pets. Furnished. eat-in-kit, lanai, 1200sf. No NP/PC NEW home, rm.
Annual or short term. From pets. Util by tenant. $875. 1 w/priv. bath, garage, unfurn.
$1100/mo. 815-341-9185 yr Ise & sec. 941-697-9254 N/S, N/P. $650/ncl util.
PGI AVAIL IMMEDIATELY! 94142475
Very desirable end unit. Easy ISIAND OF VENICE P.G. 2/1 Studio, fully furn,
access to 175'& 41. Furnished EFPS & 2br 1-yr lease. private court yard, $600/all
incids. W/D,'short/long immed. occup. No pets. incl. + $200 sec. No smok-
term. 941-204-7702 941416-5757 or 4164905 ing, no pets. (941) 380-1663.
PGI: Great sunsets, on harbor, MANASOTA KEY, 2br/1 ba apt VENICE Nice Rm, share house,
Ig 2/2, pool, furn or not. dock close to beach $1,000/mo. next to 41, working person. Not
avail. 55+, N/P $1000/mo or studio apt. w/porch for a party house. $125/wk
annual. 941-637-1500 $850/mo. on the beach. Sm. 1st/./Sec 941-468-3664
PORT CHARLOTTE: 2/2 Pool, pets okay. (941)-625-7121
tennis, 2nd fl, furn. N/P MANASOTA KEY- steps to 1390VACATION/SEAS
$850/mo., 1st., last, & sec. the beach 2br/lba apt util RENTALS
dep. call 941833-0563 i1. $300/wk. Long term
PROMENADES EAST, like (9411-716-3660 2/2 with Boat dock, Beach
new cond. 2BR/2BA, washer, P.G. Suburbs: Furn, small one access, Manasota Beach
dryer, covered parking, htd. BR Single Apt. in Adult Comm area. $2500/mo,
pool & hot tub. Annual lease. BRNo ets, Non-Sm, in le. KIM MOORE 941-270-1190
$795 mo. (941)-613-3423 $525 rent, $525 sec. dep, RE/MAX GULF COAST
PT CHARLOTTE-55+ lbr/lba, utilities incl. (941) 639-5437. 65% OFF April June 2/2
Fla room, $550./mo 1st & PUNTA GORDA SALTWA- Condo, Punta Gorda Isles on
security 941-223-0290 TERFRONT. 1BR Furnished. inlet, view of boats, docks har-
Pt. Charlotte 2/1 Condo pool, New remodel, laundry, bor. Call 941-505-1078


tenni, no pets patio. $765 Mo. annual. AVAIL. GULF BEACHFRONT
Harborside Real Estate N/S, N/P Venice Island Condo's Effs.
941-697-7077 Lic RE Broker 1st & 1 mo security, & 1br. Turnkey furn., Pool,
RIVERWOOD condo 2-3BR/ 941- 626-9652 Wk/Mo/Ann. 941-485-7967
2BA, unfurn. Long term lease. ROTONDA- 2br/lba, trudypage@hotmail.com
gated, pool, fitness ctr. Lanai. $700/mo. 1 mth security. ADJACENT TO BEACH.
W/D.Avail.now.973-635-7209 Util. Pd. by tenant. Venice Island. Furnished.
Rotonda Deluxe 2/2/1 941-697-9254 Studio Eff. $700/Weekly
Lanai, patio, unfum. $1,935/Mo. (941)-485-9602
N/S, N/P $1050 /mo STUDIO/EFFICIENCIES2 villa in Gulf Cove
941-698-40037N5$ O nl Point with water view from
ROTONDA, new beautiful elec, water, cable master. Incl. all + W/D in unit.
2br/2ba/lcg, pool, W/D, 1225 Avenida Del Circo Available now. Seasonal/short
Avail 2/1. $1,000/mo. lst& Venice. 941-484-2632 term ok. $1850/mo. Call
Sec. Call (941)-473-7801 ene 4-4 Mary 941- 587-6916.


1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS

DELIGHTFUL 2BR/2BA
Fully furnished S. Venice
home. Avail March & April
'06. $1800/mo.
Days, 800-330-1320
Eves, 800-940-5026
El Galeon One Bed/One
Bath Unit. Great Bay View.
Beach Access. Pool. Mod-
est Rates. Available Now.
Englewood Realty, Inc.
941-474-6000
englewoodrealtyfl.com

ENG/PC/ROTONDA
Vacation Homes
Monthly- weekly
West Coast Property Mgt
473-0718 or
877-468-0667
westcoastpropetymanage-
ment.net

Engl. Cancellation 2/1 duplex.
bal. of Feb. $500. & Mar.
$1000. incl. util, carport, w/d,
scr, porch, near shops &
beaches 941-474-3739
Englewood Fully furnished
3BR/2BA/2CG, saltwater
canal, boat lift, 1.5 miles
from beach, pool,
$1,000/wk or $3,400/mo.
(866)420-8804
ENGLEWOOD: SPACIOUS
2BR/2BA, OFFICE. A/C, W/D,
MINUTES TO BEACH, HEATED
POOL. 941484-9034
ENGLEWOOD: Spacious
2br/2ba, furn., W/D.
Now through season!
(941)474-8115
FURNISHED UNITS IN VENICE,
PT. CHARLOTTE, PUNTA
GORDA, NORTH PORT AREAS.
CALL OR EMAIL FOR LIST.
ALMAR RENTALS AND. MGT.
SERV. 941-627-1465 OR
almarrental@vahoo.com
ISLAND OF VENICE 2/2/1 VILLA
by Jetties. Htd pool, 2 min walk to
beach. Avail Mar 1. $2500/mo.
(9411488-1120 or (9411-223-
5247
Available now 1 & 2 BR's on
& off beach. Furnished.
Venice & Casey Key. Weekly/
Monthly (941)488-7272
Lake Suzy, lakefront condo
2/2, newly decorated, fully
furnished, 1st. floor end unit,
No Smoking, pool, No pets.
High speed internet, Seasonal
1st., last + sec. Avail, from
April. (941)-743-4132
MANASOTA KEY BAYFRONT:
3/3, Exceptional view; Dock
w/16Klb boat lift, Beach
access, (941)474-8115
Manasota Key Condo
Rent after season, 2/2 w/loft,
views, pool, spa, tennis (201)-
638-5805


1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS

North Port New, 3BR/2BA
Furnished. Non-smokers,
no pets. $2100/mo.
For details. 941-493-0623
SEASONALS AVAILABLE
3 month minimum
Gulf Coast Rentals & Real
Estate Co. (941)492-4280
VEN. BEACH 2/2, Gulf view,
new upgrades. N/P, N/S.
$3300/mo Taking 2007
reservations. (941)-544-5710
VENICE ISL STUDIO. 1/2 mi.
from beach & Venice Main St.
NP/smoke $1200/mo
941485-6019
VENICE ISLAND -
Jetty Villas, Gulf front.
2BR/2BA, Monthly rental.
(941)-484-9792
VENICE ISLAND Beach
condo 1/1, furnished, newly
decorated. Beach front, htd
pool, no pets. 1 mo min.
941485-9056
VENICE ISLAND
1/1 grand floor condo. Exc
cond. furnished, CLEAN,
30 day min. $1750/mo
Discount for Ext. stay.
440-725-3459
WOW! Seasonal & annual, 2,
3 & 4 bedrooms, from $785/
mo. Furnished & unfurn. Wtr-
front/pool. 800-685-5341.

1420 WANTED TO RENT

Englewood-retired man wants
to rent 1 or 2 bdrm unfurn apt,
or will share an apt.
941-474-8400
WANTED to rent garage -
carport from April to Dec.
33952 area. 941- 764-6240

1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

GULF COVE RARE FIND 5
ADJOINING LOTS W/4 BACK
TO BACK. EACH 80X125,
SELL PKG. MAKE OFFER
By owner (9411-661-7370

3 ADJOINING GULF COVE
LOTS 80x125 each.
$40,000/ea lot By owner
(941)-661-7370
178 Rotonda Blvd. North
oversized in Rotonda
West. $116,900.
Call (440)-829-7371
19.7 Acres on Bermont Rd., 2
houses, 1 warehouse and a
great location! Close to pro-
posed planned development
site. Call to view this amazing
parcel. Brooke Milton-Grund-
vig, Realty Executives West-
coast. (941)-661-4421
198 Ferris Dr. surveyed


13,000 SF corner lot.
MARDI GRAS, French Quar- By Owner. 941-661-4910.
ter, Feb. 24 March 3, sleeps stewhsd@comcast.net
4, kitchen, walk to parades & jvlandholdings.com
casino! $850. 941-639-1426. jvlandholdings.com
NOKOMIS, 1br apartment, -
pool, canal, very clean, 2 BEAUTIFUL, Cleared
turnkey, $1500/mo. Avail Canal Lots, in Rotonda
now. (9411-929-0991 West. City water, sewer,
and brand new Streets.
NOKOMIS BAYFRONT 3/2 Golf community and
furnished near Snake Island upscale new homes.
$3000/MO, 2 month mini- FSBO. 941-697-8505
mum. 941-918-0010







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BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY


Venice

Gondolier

-JVI


TH.S. INC.
TAYLOR HOME SERVICES
Building & Remodeling Contractor


-Additions
- Baths
*Kitchens


* Doors & Windows
- Free Estimates
* Lic. & Ins.


Mike Taylor
Cell 941 -626-3750 941-426-1496


CEO'S!
Workers Compensation
Out of Control?
Recover past averages
Save 10-15%
on future premiums!
NO REFUND = NO FEE
Sign up at
www.recoveryconsultant.net
or call
1-877-215-1314
for details




BeachstIreet
Builders


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941-468-3449
I.,M~-' B--


,SUNSHINE SIDING
SOFFIT &
w TRIM, INC
SOFFIT
*FASCIA
*SIDING
*CUSTOM TRIM
Free Estimates
22 Years Experience
Lic. & Ins.
M E 114 E


Just offH Kings Hwy. 3 miles east of 1-75
CALL 627-FISH (3474)


SUTURE HOMES
BY GEORGE LLC
CRC1328174
Remodeling & Restoration
941-815-5421
941-628-6101
Member of the NAIIH. IFIHBA.Charlolle iand Desolo (ounI,
BL\ and the (DBIA Hemodelers Council.


I


15 Years Experience
* Screen Rooms
SFL Rooms
Carports
SSiding
* Soffits & Facia
* Replacement
Windows
" Doors
* Specializing in
Re.-creenine
No Job Too Big Or Small
497-6102
LIc & Ins #SCC046070


JASPER
Aluminum Inc.
426-5353


I UH

JasperAluminum.com
Fully Licensed and Insured


* Don Pedro Is. State Park Ferry Ster it e
($18.00 included parking, park fees & tax)
Grand Buisness Kayak Center
Boating Excursions Daily


TousS,.

941-697-8825
tI s-I.grin(letours COfl


* New Homes
*Additions
* Kitchen/Baths


Home Repair Service
Soffit Drywall
Fascia Rescreen
Siding
Quality Work, Affordiable Prices
Free Estimates
941-474-6617
Robert Francher



Satellite Marine Service
330 Center Ct. Venice, FL 34285
941-493-1849
"THE REPOWER SPECIALIST"
We carry a full line of Mercrujser Power packages
Like the all new Mercruiser 350 H.P.
"383 Magnum Stroker" with a 2 year warranty.
Delivers the power of a Big Block without the size,
weight, or prices!! Bravo 1, II, or III!!!
4,6, and 8 cylinder!!! Call for pricing
Also Mercury and Yamaha powerheads
Need annual service? Call for an appointment today!
941-493-1849


COMPLETE
APPLIANCE
SERVICE
Fast Service!
25 Years Experience

No service charge
with repair
941-473-2353



GUS' MOBILE
MARINE
REPAIR
941-286-3990
Mechanical,
Electrical &
Trailer Repair!
Licensed & insured


Bush Hogging &
Brush Mowing
*NOWf^-^^^^






ALL CALLySS.FWIJFM


-Doors & Windows
-Cabinets & Fine Trirv.work
* Roofs


South
County
Custom
Cabinets


. Cabinet Refacing
and Alterations
22 .TS. Lvp.
Licensed and Insured
(941)587-9434



Let's Talk
Dirty
Windows, that is...
We clean vinyls
INSIDE *OUTSIDE
SCREENS TRACKS
MIRRORS FANS
Since 1980
Husband & Wife leom
>'. Licensed & insured
Residential &
Commercial







*NETWORKING
*" "VIRUS REMOVAL
COMPUTER REPAIR
& TRAINING
*CUSTOM BUILD
COMPUTERS
941-966-2147
Cell 941-544-0799
www.convEnentpcsErVicescorn


SEASIDE CUSTOM CABINETS
JEFF KISGEN. -
30 Yrs. Exp.
JON EMBURY i
33 Yrs. Exp. ; g

SQuality Woodworkingq.--- ,
or Laminate
* Specializing in Kitchens,
Wall Units, Furniture
Licensed & Insured 941-412-3973


LISA'S
CLEANING

--4 Professional
J Organizer
Cleaning Service
Residential
Commercial
Insured, Bonded,
Licensed
941-586-6544



SCHULTE
CONCRETE
Specializing in
Walks & Drives,
Foundations &
Pool Decks,
Flocrete
No Job Too Small
J.D. Schulte
941-493-1803
Cell 416-3092
Since 1978


CRYSTAL
CLEfANINq
SEIZVICE
PfND HORE
RIWENAL m- E l CoMEL
If it Aas to be
alea, make it
Orystal Clean!
9qf.#68-.q197








* DRIVEWAYS
* PATIOS
* ADDITIONS
CALL CHARLES
941-286-6415
LEAVE MESSAGE


CARE WORK9


CARPET WORKS
NEW & USED INSTALLATION
ALSO BUY FACTORY DIRECT
& SAVE $$$
30+ EXPERIENCE
CELL HOME
941-524-3871 941-488-2673
q ~-.


V Cleaning
Call tor a free
home or office
b estimate. -
The dirtier the
Better. Will clean 4'
L"weekly, biweeklY -j
\ or monthly. EvenJ
r1g one time clean)t
So give us a call.
Cell I
941-524-3453
Home
- 841-429-9385







LEWIS CONCRETE
Driveways, Patios,
Pool Decks
Specializing in
Decorative Concrete
941-232-4600
941-497-0187


BLUEDO0LPHIN~I
~I I

Carpet & Upholstery
Cle-aning
& Slain Rrmouals
Res. & Commercial
FREE ESTIMATES
10 Vrs. Experience
cr11 q41-313-1790
Orrict 94#1423-6765


PROTOUCI-I
Cleaning Services

Exceptional Service for Home,
Boat, Yacht, Seasonal Rental, etc...

Call Mary 941-408-3742
or Email
protouchflorida@msn.comr



HIGH QUALITY LOW PRICE
Driveways Sidewalks Patios
MIKE '
Free Estimates -
Licensed -


Interiors
Installation of new
kitchens of built-in
entertainment &
computer centers or
reface entire kitchen.
Free Estimates
30 Yrs. of Experience
941-485-3554
941-650-6338


New Clients Receive
$25 Off First Visit!
- Wireless Networking
- Virus, Spyware Removal
Training
DSL & Cable Setup
0
Fast, teks-
Un-SJe Comuter Services
941-484-1511
www.fastteks.com
Credit Cards Accepted


Custom Concrete Curbing,
Borders & Walkways
CALL GLEN OR TIM
FREE ESTIMATES www.getcurbs.com
[iC NS


Station at$2.0 per foo
Man syle ad 6clos6t coos fom

CallforFREEEstmat

ADYNCE CUBINGCO
Joe 941223-046


BAYSIDE tl
DEVELOPMENT &
'CONSTRUCTION, INC.
ST cu M I I Lc 6 1-,,, P .. I
* .- pL. .l -' -
i. L IC CC125 -'.l


Your business or
service for only



Area covered includes
Venice, Pt. Charlotte,
Englewood, North Port
& Arcadia
207-1200
rJti\rJ'} "i'Li\'la


CdNCRETE & CONTRACTOR
ALL IN ONE
We Do It All for You
HAVE JOB SPECIFICATIONS -
WE PROVIDE OVER-THF-PHONE
ESTIMATES TO SAVE YOU TIME.

NED DONE.
ALL
M ff I Iffill TIF
RFMOX I ORK.
CALL 492-4668
TO PEAK TO A REPRESENT4TVE, NOT A MACHINE
111) 0087072 mepce membaps


Cahill Building & Remodeling
"The last builder you will ever need"
26 Years Experience


Member FHBA, NAHB. CBCA & Remodelers Council
Licence# CRC1327654
Kip Cahill
941-661-5250


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Sun Gondolier

BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY



C'kIN Surface Granite Pembroke Mike Schnell Need an Electrican? Yourbusiness or


G MAXX
Staron INC.
100% Acrylic Solid Surface Quartz Granite
Countertops
1060-B Endeavor Ct., Nokomis, FL 34275
941-484-7376 Fax 941-484-7636
No Gimmicks Or Give-Aways Just Competitve Prices
Monday-Friday 8am 4pm
Evenings & Weekends By Appointment
CALL FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE TODAY
Quality & Service Set Us Apart

FNEISALLATO


SECURE YOUR YARD
INLINE FENCING
WOOD & CHAIN LINK
Reliable & Quality Work!
941-416-7430


DRYWALL &
INTING
Painting
Texturing
Ceiling Repair
* Water Damage & Repair
497-1313
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #RX00646598



VINYL FLOOR
COVERING
INSTALLATION
SERVICE
REPAIRS.

Established 1960.
Licensed & In;.red
(941)698-1991


Electrical
Inc.
Residential/Commercial
All work done by owner.
*Senior Discount
-Emergency Service 24/7
*Generator Specialist


EC-13003036 Lic & Ins.



Expert
On-Site
Furniture i,. t
and '
Touch-Up" ir
Repair
* 30 yrs exp.
* Moving damage Repair
Call Hugh
(941)284-5702


CONTRACTORS'
SOLUTIONS
GROUP
OF FLORIDA INC.
OF FLORIDA, INC. RR282811172
Painting *Drywall Pavers Room Additions -Kitchens -Baths Concrete Work
*Windows & Doors Dumpster & Hauling Service -Storm Protection -New Home -Remodels
Insurance Restoration Residential Commercial
WINTER SPECIAL*
November December January 50% OFF SPECIAL ON ANY CONTRACT!
941-235-2346 Office 941-235-2347 Fax


Electrical
Maintenance
Service Inc.
Residential & Commercial
"All Your Electrical Needs"
Service Upgrades
Lic.#ER13012824
941-697-5726


SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
UP-FRONT PRICING
S100% satisfaction guarantee
Residential/commercial service since 1995
Highly trained professionals
*Techs all passed background checks
for your peace of mind
*DRM accepts checks and all major credit cards
& financing option available
DRM Electrical Service
CALL Today! (941)480-0761
www.drmelectric.com -Licensed & insured EC0003078


BRAD HILL
CONSTRUCTION
INC.
Quality Custom Work
Room Additions
*Remodels
SNew Homes
SPainting
*Drywall
-Alum Soffits & Fascia
Free Estimates!
L.C Ir., RP 'e6 81i'vl ,
(941)720-5670


W^E oo0, Reinforce
your garage
door NOW
for hurricane
season.,
SERVICE & REPAIR
Open 24 Hours -7 Days!
Same Day Service! FREE Safety Inspection.
We repair & service all brands of garage
doors. openers & broken springs!
941-349-4790 *941-993-5889


6" SEAMLESS GUTTERS
DRYWALL, SOFFIT/FASCIA
Immediate openings on our schedule
Free Estimates

(941) 240-6699
Ken Violette, Inc.,/CGC060662
State Certified General Contractor


service for only


Area covered includes
Venice, Pt. Charlotte,
Englewood, North Port
& Arcadia
207-1200




Construction
Services by
Sealcoat
Systems, Inc.
Remodeling
Re-Roofing ..I
-Roof Repairs
-Additions
SHome Improvement
SPainting, Etc.
Brad Douglass: 941-423-2216
Paul Hogan: 954-410-6675
Fax: 841-423-3544
Lic# CRC058469 & CCC058090



Your business or
service for only



Area covered includes
Venice, Pt. Charlotte,
Englewood, North Port
& Arcadia
207-1200
A\ilrwe~h'10j


CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT TODAY:
Dave Giancola (941) 993-4300 I


J &J
HAN YMAN
Over 30
0o~ l years
D experience
& satisfied
D customers
Workmanship &
dependability
is my #1 priority
No Job Too Small Or Odd
Lic. & Fully Ins.
Lic. #51808
Call For Free Estimate
493-6736


COMPLETE -
HOME CAREmv.
& REPAIR M
INTERIOR 6 EXTERIOR m
ONSITE WELDING r.
ALLA0


LICENSED v INSURED S
Zzyy ii Vvw I Ts


Better lilmage
Halidyiaill
Services


Painting
Power Washing
Household Repairs
FREE Written Estimates
Lic & Insured
941-662-0555





SERVICES
From Landscaping to
Ebay Sales
Our job is to make
your life easier
FAST, FAIR & FLEXIBLE!!!
(941)276-7302
OR (941)276-7301
OR (941)815-5653


,SEd It Fii

Mr.Tix-It Man
HiniB M lmnt.l.BCB IanUIVH.

Devin Ricke 941-441-1978
'Senior Citizens Discount"'


Home Repairs
Painting
Plumbing Fixtures
Carpentry
Licensed & Insured


HANDYMAN/
HOUSE REPAIRS



Replacement of
doors & windows.
Lawn maintenance/
Light landscaping.
Have P.U. truck for
hauling
Call Rich 627-3399






MKatt Hand
HOME & MOBILE HOME
Repairs Maintenance
& Improvements
Carpentry -Painting
Drywall *Tile Vinyl &
Aluminum Work
Small Jobs Welcome -Handyman Jobs
Lic. & Ins. 35 Years Exp,
(941)492-9454
Venice, Florida



DONERIGHT
BY DENNIS
HOME REPAIR &
RENOVATIONS

PROFESSIONAL
PAPER HANGING

941-447-91117
Lie. 990010074783


* Odd Jobs
* Electrical Fixtures
* Flooring
* And More
#990010075051


JHNYA
JI'SHA.N
.SERVICE
HoeMinteanc
GeealRpar


Steve Kirkpatrick
Handyman
services
I irlr-n, iijnitiriw
l',-it,; jl L jr, d;,i jpir c
ir i ilioin r ni J rn i.t
(941)
7 16-4980
Sh.. n' e .stevehr'. ]ii 'c n'I
l m '(-


Home/Business Repairs
Rescreening
Painting
Fencing
Custom Projects
941-416-6844
Licensed & Insured


IHAYAN


Crown Moulding
Professionally Installed
Flwa or Vaulted Ceilings Reliable
and
Promplr Service IlHomie or Office.
One Room or Complete Home
Quality Work
Competitive Prices
Free Estimates

941-207-2280



R.J.'s
KI HANDYMAN
SERVICE
Insured
QUALITY RELIABLE
ON TIME FAIR PRICES
CALL BOB at 941-408-0474
PLUMBING CARPENTRY
ELECTRICAL MASONARY
TILE


rTfEfAV'ifik'im


HALL'S TRUCKING
SERVICES
Stone Washed Shell
Fill Dirt Mulch
Shell Driveway Installed
Small Tree & Brush Removal
Commercial & Residential Clean-Ups
Reasonable Rates & Reliable Service
(941) 485-5717
Cell (941) 716-3650


Niagara
Home Improvement
& Repairs

Call For Your
Free Estimate Today
Dave Folmsbee
(941)284-6977
Jim Murszewski
(941)284-5734


SEAN J.
COMTOIS
SPECIALIZING IN ALL
PHASES OF EXTERIOR
SIDINGS AND
REPLACEMENT
WINDOWS
Call for other services
Lie & Ins
THANK YOU!!
941-408-3740
OR EMAIL
SEANCOMTOIS@MSN.COM


Charlie's Clean-Up
Service
Garage, lawn mowing,
old car, sheds,
ANYTHING REMOVED
REASONABLE RATES
716-4418


484-7394
PAGE


R.J.'s
'HANDYMAN
SERVICE
Insured
QUALITY RELIABLE
ON TIME FAIR PRICES
CALL BOB at 941-408-0474
* PLUMBING CARPENTRY
* ELECTRICAL MASONARY
TILE


Need He-4 ,?
LET
GEORGE
DO IT
Hauling, Yard
or Construction
Waste, Trash,
Garage Clean-outs,
Furniture, Anything!
941-697-9923


Your business or
service for only



Area covered includes
Venice, Pt. Charlotte,
Englewood, North Port
& Arcadia
207-1200
A\0., rk. Whr,


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Gondolier
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REPAIR ALL & MORE!!!
We're just handy & that s DANDY III
So call & see what we can do.
rPrices right & service too.
Painting & Specialty finishes
Drywall & Stucco In & out
-Int, design & small remodels
Tile expert, artistic & creative.
Grout cleaning & seal
Carpentry & repairs
Kitchen remodel & baths to lanais, patios,
." landscape design. fish ponds, plantings & some
S maintenance.
House cleaning in & out
House watch & maint. for part-timers
SETC..ETC.,ETCIII
(941)426-7625


C.R.T.
Maintenance,
Inc.
Residential/Commercial
New and Old Improvements
or Repairs
Free Consultations
Chet Thorson
Cell 941-441-8581
Off/Hm 941-493-9692


Home owners,
Need Help?
-Guners repai. '
R-.ne. wo.o
*W-., ,'j ,.3L:',r re'pal'rs
Painirnq Coairr,.n
ri,.: r pair
'Thank you S.O.S. For
helping us"
Call today
S.O.S. Home Services
Licensed & Insured
(941)721-8700
Lic# RC29027195


We can secure your most
valuable investment
"Your Home."
From top to bottom

We do it all, Call us to get
prepared for the hurricanes
941-492-4668
Lic# CBC1253656


IHURRICANE
SHUTTERS

IMCMUM

Don't be left in the dark!
Shutters that leave light
in. Put up in June.
Take down in December.
High end impact & Dade
County tested.



1(941)391-3158


CERTAIN TYPES
STILL AVAILABLE
FOR THIS
SEASON! !



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FREE ESTIMATES
LIC. & INS.
941-468-2795


FLORIDA LAWN CARE
& MAINTENANCE
941-408-8330
ACCEPTING NEW ACCOUNTS
ANNUAL OR PER CUT
In Venice, North Port,
r Englewood & Nokomis
r... Free Estimates
A Response in 30
-- minutes or less


JC's Quality
Lai\\ Serxice

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FREE ESTIMATES
941-429-5939


* Good Credit OK
* BankruplCy Buyouts
* Debt Consolidation
* V,2 Staled Income
* Self Employed.
No Income Verricaion


Englewood,
Rotonda.
Also available
weeding & trim
service.
ROYAL
DOLPHIN
941-661-5509


* Bad Credit OK
* 1 Day Oul of Bankruptcy
* Credit Repair
- 100, Financing


Free in home cosultation.
Apply now, its free! If we can't help you,
nobody can.
Call (941) 207-2277 (866) 445-7845
or Fax 1941) 207-2276


JIM FLEMING'S
LAWN
MAINTENANCE
Accepting New Accounts
Licensed ffl
Insured,


FREE ESTIMATES
941-429-1227



Experienced
Caregiver
24 Hour
Adult Care
In-Home.
Family Setting.
Private room.

CNA. TLC
(9411429-9477


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Interior & Exterior
Call Now
941-661-9998
Lic/lns


Gary Depew
Custom
Painting
. Drywall -Plaster Repairs
Interior -Exterior
Wallpaper -Textured
Ceilings
Professional Work For A
Reasonable Price
Since 1976 -Fully Insured
(941) 488-2304
, .


A soe.


* Quality
* Dependable
*25 Yrs Experience
* Free Estimates
- Lic. & Ins.


aws e4( & ans"4cape
Free Estimates
Nlo% ing and Flower Beds
"'e Pid Uftp our HWoe"
Serving Sarasotd & Char'lne Couinues

941-661-5509_
ic. & linuel VISA


Quality Painting, Inc.
Where quality and
customers are always first.
-INTERIOR
EXTERIOR -FAUX
Cal lop a FRE estimate
(941) 625-2872
(941) 400-0819



PREMIER
PAINTING

Interior Exterior
Pressure Wash
General
Handyman
Ser\ ice
,Vo Job to Small
I ,, E .I..-. l'e
941-286-5408


WE SPECIALIZE IN
POOL DECKS,
DRIVEWAYS & PATIOS
Reasonably Priced &
Professionally Applied
Call Now For
FREE ESTIMATE!
Serving Venice & Englewood
DON'S PAINTING
(941) 588-3497


Interior Exterior
CUSTOM
PAINTING
Reasonable Rales
Interior is M. Special
Prestire (leaning
Concrete Staining
\n% surface. an) color
JAMES D. ROOT
488-3112
Lrl li ancr Optr.ihir jilmt I1 ,i
Local, Sali.lied Residenls
lirensed & ln-tired



NATHAN
DEWEY
PAINTING
INTERIOR EXTERIOR
COMMERCIAL
RESIDENTIAL
DRYWALL REPAIR
PRESSURE WASHING
Licensed & Insuled
941-484-4576


D006
Iwrlm10l. xral.10lm

Licensed

Insured

K YEAR< EXPe6I 7k
Englewood, FL
(941)473-0157


GUIMOND
MASONRY
Brnc & tone Woi'
Slip'.
Shiting
Decoralvhe Fencing
Brick Maliboes
riiepiace Repairs
C renerai Masnry Repairs
30 Yrs. Experience!!
References
Terry Guimond
Licensed & Iniuiod
(941)740-1194



CJ's Painting
and Pressure
Washing


i, Pressure
IKS- Washing
with Exterior Paint Job
Free Estimates
941-697-5967


LMT, NMT
Experienced
Avail, by appt.

SPECIALS
Please call for details
LISA BASSANI
941-914-1412
MAA1379


AFFORDABLE
MOVING
We don 'I move
just furniture...
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Lic. & Ins.
- (941)626-8233
sending Sazastoa &
Charlotte County


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1500 LOTS & ACREAGE 1500 LOTS & ACREAGE 1500 LOTS & ACREAGE


2 LOTS IN ROTONDA LAKES
water & sewer. $69k ea
Gene Osborne RE/MAX PALM
REALTY (941)-661- 3747 OR
941-743-5525
2 lots NW PC, No scrub jays.
1 oversized corner
($41,500)
& 1 regular ($38,000).
Call days 508-328-2914
nr pepnines 779-78R-81 14


BURNT STORE VILLAGE,
Punta Gorda city water &
sewer, (2) oversized con-
necting lots, with greenbelt on
sides & rear of properties.
$90,000 ea. (941)-575-7161
CORNER LOT, P.C.
Kleff & Livermore off Jacobs.
Surveyed, cleared & filled.
$49,900. (941)-628-9779


Deep Creek, lake/golf
2 LOTS SIDE BY SIDE community, 2 lots, side by
160X125, WATER, IN AREA side, single family, 1 lot sin-
OF NEWER, LARGER HOMES. gle family. No Scrub Jays.
$50K/EA, SOLD TOGETHER. $87,900 ea. Charlotte
941-276-7877 Park, best kept secret in
2 lots side by side, cleared, PG, double corner lot,
great location, ready to build. $109,900. (941) 204-7340
Off of Jacobs St. $54,900 ENGLEWOOD E, corner lot,
Each. 941-628-0487 or E WOO E n eot
941-628-1396 80x125, $55,000 negot. For
Sale By Owner. (941)-473-
2 Side by side Gulf Cove 1361 or (201)-998-8135
lots $54,000 each. For sale by owner, 20 acres of
2 Side by Side Englewood Timberland, in Bradford Coun-
Asking $54,000 ea. ty Florida. Priced at $9,500
No scrub J. Rotonda Over- per acre. Call (941)-628-1126
sized Cul-de-sac w. water or (941)-628-1113
& sewer. $68k Teny Long
941-474-2897 ext. 127 FSBO South Gulf Cove, 13727
RE/MAXBayside Begonia Cir. $89,900. If inter-
2.3 ACRES in P. G. Zonedested call: (321)-235-7054 or
2.3 ACRES in P. G., Zoned (407)-739-2814
Residential off Hwy. 17 on (407)-7392814
paved road. $160,000. (941)- GULF COVE Cleared,
628-0516 or (941)-628-2192 on Mitchell. Community
34 Acres, close to Arcadia, boat ramp. 69,500FIRM
can be re-zoned to 4 or 6 FSBO (941-697-9987
units per acre. Working grove, Gulf Cove, Build on choice
$995,000 (941) 661-5316 corner lot. Pond View.
5401 White St. Gulf Cove Unique Boating community
overs ized corner lot, $46000 with Gulf Access. Possible
6397 Hawkins Eot, $4 Owner Financing. $75,000.
6397 Hawkins, Englw. Englewood Realty, Inc.
$39,500. No scrub jays, paved 941-474-6000
roads & water (207)-985-6719 engewoodreatyf.com
80'x125' Lot Lake Worth Blvd L 0 TS
in Murdock area w/city water.
Great neighborhood $39,900. Single & MultiFam.
Call for info 941-629-1120. www.scotttrue.com
(239) 210 1521
A WOW! Corner lot, PC, city
water, no Scrub Jay, Great LAKES OF JACARANDA By
Street, great lot. $37,000. Owner, Oversized Waterfront
(561)-346-7981 lot 0 359 Dahoon Ci
$249,000 (201)-819-4381


Attn Investors
Want land?
Visit www.hishmeh.biz or call
(941) 628-3434
ARCADIA 10 ACRES high
and dry KINGS HWY
Corner of Albritton and
Koch $399,900
941-468-1637
Attention: Builders/Investors,
Outstanding location for
model home on Gasparilla Rd.
in Rotonda Sands, minutes of
Intercoastal Waterway. Call
(941) 456-3709 Julie Potter @
Amick Realty
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY
2 cleared lots located in the
quickly growing Northwest
Port Charlotte area. Corner lot
(13845SF) and adjacent lot
(10000SF). each lot is build-
able. $125,000. Owner
/Agent. 391-2436
Beautiful 1.25 Acres in Punta
Gorda. Lots of oaks, close to
paved roads & cleared.
Reduced to $79,900. obo
Call 941-815-1807
Beautiful golf course view
at 26 Sportsmans Circle,
Rotonda $134,900, (269)-
209-1843
BUILDABLE LOTS on Quak-
er, Rafferty & Oceanspray
in E. Eng. Priced to sell.
Jon Bullock
941-815-8449
Gasparilla Properties
Burnt Store Village, 5 prime
lots, on cul-de-sac, $85,000
ea. High & dry. No Scrub Jay.
1-732-614-5301


LANDVESTMENTS
TEL: (941)484-4010
FAX: (941)412-3286
LOTS IN NORTH PORT
LOT 14 Firebrand St..
10,000sf w/green belt
at rear $46K
LOT 22 Dunmsmuir Rd..
12,500sf oversize on comer $46K
LOT 5 Bonnet Ave..
10,000sf near Atwater Dr. $46K
LOT 5 Linda Dr.,
24,016sf on canal Lagoon
Waterway $95K
Lots 38&39 Andalusia St..
2 no. 10,000sf lots 92K for both
It is the buyer's responsibility to con-
firm lot size & all zoning issues with
City of North Port & Sarasota County

LARGE CORNER LOT
12,672sf w/green belt
* at rear, on Kalstead St.
not in scrub jay.
$63,000 + oversize lot
14,500+sf on Littelfield
Lane, not in scrub jay.
$53,000. Please call
941-412-9456
for details.

LG. Corner lot, Sect 15,
Pt. Charlotte. Sewer & Water,
No scrub J. $69,000.
(845)-359-5283



San Salvador $
North Port 9
$45,000.00
281-565-4581 S


FOR SALE BY
OWNER
Six cleared,
partially filled canal lots
with city water available
on Nabatoff St in North
Port $75,000/ea Call
941-915-3299


LOTS! LOTS! LOTS!
Build or invest in your
future.
14296 Rothschild
$78,000
10418,10426,10434
Calumet ea. @
$69,900
13217 Porgy Way
$66,500
3 Rotonda Villa Lots Ea
@ $64,900
11545 Claggett Ave
$60,500
6223 Philco
$60,000
7212 Sunnybrook
$59,000
14054 Hopewell
$54,900
11847 Crocus
$54,500
Lot 26 Fergus St
$53,000
10419 Alexandria
$52,900
4464 Callaway
$50,500
17467 Orion
$47,000
197 Akers
$44,000
198 Heather
$42,000
GASPARILLA PROPER-
TIES 941-473-5444

Many Lots To Choose
From in Desirable, devel-
oping areas. Call Susan
941-380-0041 for info.
MOBILE HOME lot canal
/Peace River, 55+ upscale
comm. Up to 24'x56' home.
$17K/obo. (239)-734-2020
N.P. & P/C LOTS. No Scrub
J. $4,995 Down. Owner
financing. 941-924-5120 or
email: rabj64@yahoo.com
NICE Oversized Corner mobile
home lot, at Florida St. & Carl
Ave. P.G. $38,500 if I clear.
$35,000 if you clear. Well,
and septic. 941-743-7600.
Owner Lic. R.E. Agent
NORTH PORT 2. side-by-side
lots on Wyola, $55,000 each.
(989)-224-0935 or (517)-712-
9440

NORTH PORT LOT
AUCTION
For expert help with
bidding or information
on the North Port Lot
Auction call the Geri
Scarboro Team @ ERA
Advantage Realty, Inc.
(941) 255-5300 or
1-800-940-5033.
Email us at:
geriscarboro@msn.com

North Port lots for sale
please call (941)484-4010
leave message with fax
and E-Mail address
for more info.
NORTH PORT LOTS,' Starting
at $30K, Canal Lots from I
$42K. Owner financing. (941)-
927-7436 or (941)-3504527
ONE of the nicest lots left in
Sec. 15. PC. Dean Ave. off I
Albert Lane. $68,000. Call
941- 268-6209.


1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

OVER 1/2 acre mobile
home lot, N. Ft. Myers,
great buy @ $45,900.
Owner Agent. Call Mary
@ 286-7792 or Sharon @
626-8474 Weichert Real-
tors Southern Choice,
613-2300
OWNER MUST SELL
JUST REDUCED!
BELOW MARKET:
1481 Adalia $43,900
1489 Adalia $43,900
17493 Orion- $43,900
Make offer on one or all
(941) 628-3434
P. C. GULF COVE, 2 lots, cor-
ner & reg, near Myakka boat
ramp, street of new homes.
$135/both (941)-769-5003
Peachland Lot for Sale
Between Beacon and Broad-
view. Convenient to shopping,
& 1-75. $49,000.' Financing
avail., 941-637-4757
PORT CHARLOTTE, Southeast
corner lot of Springlake Blvd.

& Mimosa Ave. $79K
davenaples@comcast.net
(239)-821-7001 No Brokers
PRAIRIE CREEK PARK
5.20 AC. $200,000
surveyed,cleared,and
ready to build on. enviro-
mental survey in
place...no scrub jays.
(941)916-6466



PRE AUCTION
AUCTION
12 LOTS AVAILABLE
2 CANAL
6 CORNERS
& 4 STANDARD
SAVE 10% COMMISSION
EMAIL BIDS
BOBBYG3@OPTONLINE.NET
(941)-866-0115
Private Boat Ramp Communi-
ty. No Scrub Jay, lots for sale
UNDER $35,000. Utopia
Comm. RIty 941- 575-7111
PT. CHAR. corner lot. Easy
access to 1-75 Reduced to $51k
Owner says sell (561)352-9739
Angela Filkins Realty
RANCH ESTATES
12 2 1/2 acre deed restrict-
ed home sites in Punta
Gorda. 1 mile from shopping
from $150,000 to $198,000.
941- 628-2073.
RANCHETTE In Punta Gorda
Approx. 1 1/2 acres (corner
lot Ameropa Dr. & Alan
Blvd.) 8529 Alan Blvd.
$94,000. Call 812-482-6110
or email: dvs@psci.net.
Pictures available.
Rare Find! 10 acres zoned
A-5 only $349,000 or 5
acres zoned RM only
$150,000. Two Choices,
Two Low Prices! Come see
it to believe it. Utopia
Comm.Rlty. 941-575-7111

REDUCED MUST SELL
TOWN ESTATES
5 AC, oaks, cleared, filled.
Ready to build, paved
road. May be split. Asking
$299,000.
Harold T. Goffe Realtor
Inc. 941-639-5777

Rotonda Golf Course Lot
w/ fabulous view on
secluded cul-ce-sac.
Priced Right' Jon Bullock
941-815-8449 Gasparilla
Properties
S Gulf Cove SEAWALL 9216
Arrd Cir. Lot 9 (vacant) blk
4519, sec. 81, 2nd lot from
Zephyr $269,900 440829-7371


1500 LOTS & ACREAGE 1515 WATERFRONT


So. Gulf Cove, 14306 Edsel
Dr., beautiful lot, 14,625 sq.
ft., for sale by owner,
$89,900, (787)-667-3563
Tortoise Rd., Venice, 34293,
80 X 100, residential, near
amenities, no flood,
$80K/obo (813)-855-0090
TROPICAL GULF ACRES
Double lot, 13,200 sq. ft,
no scrub jay, $39,900.
(410) 804-7520.
Waterfront lot & seawall PC
Dock & boat lift permit.
Asking $299,900.
407-521-6867


Waterfront
Community with
Gulf Access. Very
desirable Gulf Cove
area. $55,000
By owner
941-650-8220



1515 WATERFRONT


PGI, old saliboat section, 124
Crescent, near tip, asking
$585,000, (941) 625-0428
or (941) 380-1961
Priced to sell!! Great treed lot
in highly desirable area. Close
to highways 41 and 75, shop-
ping and restaurants. MLS3
614122 $47,885 Christa
Murch CENTURY 21 Aztec &
Assoc 235-5609
S. GULF COVE Sailboat lot
60' dock, residential
multi-family. $300K/trade
(941)-468-2081
South Gulf Cove, sea-
walled wide canal, deep
water large & cleared lot.
Only $399,000
Charity Cain-Kelly.
(941)-716-0685.
GASPARILLA PROPERTIES
SW Quick access 2 lots,
Hoffer St. $194,900 &
$189,900 www.sel-fastcom
Sel-Fast RE List @ 3.5%
(941)-255-8282
WATERFRONT South Gulf
Cove. Deep water large
power boat lot, cleared,
filled. High elevation.


$350,000. PGI, Sailboat Water, sewer on the Main
access. 80' seawall. Fantastic Zephyr canal to the Gulf.
view. Offers? Brian Keele, Only $189,900/obo
RE/MAX Harbor Realty (941) 941-474-0173
639-5661
17 Rotonda area waterfront 1520 OUT OF TOWN
lots from $69k 5 deepwater LOTS
seawalled bay lots from
$529K 2/2 new seawall, 3 TENNESSEE, Mt. & Valley
mins to Gulf $639K poss fin view, 5 acres. Buildable. Prvt.
3.9% Owner 941-474-6633 serene setting. $25,000.
179 MACARTHUR DR. city (941-2764239 or 255-5827
water, on FW canal. $78,000
1157 Cheshire St. city water, 1530 COMMERCIAL LOT
gulf access, 1 bridge to gulf.
$199,900 PC 561-7534597. 4 C.G. LOTS IN P.G. House,
560 Lindley Ave. off Gardner office & shop buildings. Great
Ave. P.C. DEEP, WIDE Saltwa- location. Pine Trail Rd. & US
ter Canal. Quick access! 41. $769,000. Brokers Wel-
$219,000. Must Sell! Make come. (941)-875-4050
offer! By Owner. (941)-743- Commercial Land Use
4277 or (941-286-8077 Lot on N. access road, in
80' X 125', cleared, 1 fixed P.C. 80x125. $79,900
bridge to Harbor. 1248 Call (772)460-8557
Wheatley Terr. Pt. Charlotte, CORNER LOT! CG ZONING
$278,000, The New Home OFFERS MANY USES. CLOSE
Team. (772)-475-3699 -TO JUSTICE CNTR & MED
90' Seawall, Como Waterway, FACILITIES. GET INTO DEVEL-
Cornor lot Cabaret & Winter- OPING DOWNTOWN PUNTA
garden PC. Cleared. No Scrub GORDA. 3 LOTS MERGED
Jays. $229K 941-833-5528 INTO ONE BLDNG SITE W/2
TAX IDS. 375K MLS#
BUILDER'S DREAM 18 con- 623979 CHRISTA MURCH
tiguous lots, all zoned RMF 15 CENTURY 21 AZTEC &ASSOC
on Buck Creek in Placida area. 235-5609
Close to intercostal, golf &
beaches. Also 5 other lots. Direct Bayfront Lots (2).
Several ways to price them. Manasota Key, Panoramic
Owner (941)-661-5316 Views. Commercial Tourist
Zoning.
Harbour Heights sailboat Approved for Luxury Condos.
quick out, call Bob Englewood Realty, Inc.
Thomas Ryan Realty. 941-474-6000
(941) 833-4777 ext. 219. englewoodrealtyfl.com


Looking for a super lot?
OVERSIZED 80 x 150 with lot
of palm trees (point trees) on
a beautiful canal. Go to 7408
Memorial Dr., Englewood
area. $87,500. Call (941)-
740-0651 ask for Al.
P. Charlotte, SWF 2 Adjacent,
water & electric. Ramblewood
St. $189,000 each. (239)
601-5204 or (239) 213-1179
PG, Pirate Harbor, Deep
water access, min. to Harbor,
fill dirt & dock permit included,
$480,000, 24199 Blackbeard
Blvd. 239-464-9656
PGI direct sailboat lot with
westerly exposure on Blue
Fish Lagoon. Seconds to river.
Cleared, seawall, and boat lift
in place. Asking $774,000.
Owner want's offers.
steve@garfieldrealty. 239-
470-5428


1600 BUSINESS FOR
SALE

A-ARE YOU THINKING
of selling your business
call me. I am the best...
Terry Williams
VR BUSINESS BROKERS
941-400-3927
Arnold/Thomas established
bread route. Asking
~109,000. Call (941)-766-
1689 for more information.
BUY/SELL/VALUATIONS
VR Business Brokers
Fort Myers, Naples
Port Charlotte
941-627-5565
www.vrfla.biz
Bakerv/ Ice Cream
Parlor/Soda Fountain/Sub
Shoos, seats 49. Beer/Wine
lic. (941)-223-1406


1600 BUSINESS FOR
SALE

POLISHING OF CARS, BOATS
& RVs +carpet business +van
+equip +accts.
$15,000/obo (941)-697-4707
Retail FSBO 17 yrs. in Pt.
Charlotte, educational materi-
als & toys, owner retiring will
train. (9411-505-5712
VENDING business with loca-
tons/ machines for sale.
$15,000. (941)-235-3593 ,
VENICE RETAIL BUSINESS,
high traffic loc., $69K incl.
inv. www.hortonbrokers.com
Call 941-735-8829

1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

1,056 SF Retail/Office at
20020 Veteran's Blvd., P.C.
Approx. 1.2 mi. East of Tamia-
mi Trail. $15. SF + $3.00
CAM (941)-629-9001
1100sf PROF OFFICE/CONDO
Edgewater Center waterfront,
garage, ready to move in. (407)-
421-3569 or (941)480-0599
1447sf Prof office space
w/great layout. Conveniently
located off Venice Island @
New S. Bridge (941)4964533
or 232-9939. Avail 02/06.
1500 Sq. Ft., Ready to move
in, professional office space
at 1801 Shreve St. P.G. Call
941-637-8345
2,000 sq. ft. @ 3769-E Tamia-
mi Trail, PC. $3,000/mo.,
(941)-626-7650
2000 Sq. Ft., Ready to move
in, professional office space
at 1801 Shreve St. P.G. Call
941-637-8345
800 sq. ft. commercial unit in
Arcadia for rent. Unlimited BUSI-
NESS possibilities OR STORAGE.
Ample parking, locked gate, and
public restrooms. $400 a
month. 941-286-8240 or
941-587-7263.
ENGL. (2) Office Spaces,
120sf & 244sf; (3) Roll-Up
Bays, 1200sf each. Newly
renovated. (941)-473-5600
FLEX SPACE 5300 SF, Con-
ventional located off US 41 in
punta Gorda. Contact Cheryl
Maymon, Professional Real-
ty Consultants. (239) 242-
1011
FOR LEASE...New construc-
tion in North Port Commons.
1,448 sq-ft office space ready
for occupancy approximately
June/July. Currently set up for
real estate office. Will pay
security deposit + first & last
months rent. Call Pam or Jan
@ (941)484-2520.
HWY 41 IN VENICE
10,000 -15,000sf,
high ceilings, Yard space.
Only $8/sf. Allard Inv.
Realty (727)-894-5002
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE,
1250 2400 sf. Office space
conveniently located just off
US41 in Punta Gorda. For
more details call Cheryl May-
mon, Professional Realty Con-
sultants. (239) 242-1011
A NEW OFFICE, minutes from
-75 exit 161 or 164, next to
Charlotte Co. airport. 1000
sq. ft. office with A/C. Call
2 39)-289-70000
Office space 1008 SF, prime
downtown Punta Gorda loca-
tion. Available March, 2006.
Call Buz @ 941- 639-3200.
Office space 2016 SF, prime
downtown Punta Gorda loca-
tion. Available March, 2006.
Call Buz @ 941- 639-3200.


1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

PORT CHARLOTTE
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES
Recepbonst. all until.
& other support svcs.
Omni Executive Center
4055 TAMIAMI TRAIL
Across From Bob Evans
Call Marl or Jan
*627-9755 *
Prime Commercial
Office Rental, 12355
Kings Hwy. $2,000/mo.,
2,400 sq. ft.
Call Karen Tammen
(941) 380-0639
RE/MAX Harbor Realty
SEABOARD OFFICE PARK
Sm & Lg. offices starting
at S295/mo avail for
immed. occupancy in
prime location. STORAGE
& WAREHOUSE Space also
avail. $325,,'mo
941-488-6666
STOREFRONT For Sublease
1750 SF, N. Venice, ready to
move in. Lease til Nov. 2008.
Call, Iv. msg. 941-493-0738
Upscale professional office.
200+SF, private entrance,
closet. Veterans Professional
Plaza, P.C. 941-764-9241
VENICE OFFICE SPACE
1250SF $950/MO
(941)-485-1119

1615 INCOME
PROPERTY

4-PLEX, Completely renovat-
ed, 2BR/1BA duplex w/2 furn.
efficiency, walking dist to
Nokomis Bch & Jettys, quiet
neighborhood, carports, Ig
deck, county water, laundry
facility, storage area on Ig lot.
A fantastic opportunity
@$649,000 Mary Beth Wilson,
ERA Preferred Properties,
Realtors. (941)-484-6279
Manasota Key Bayside.
Furnished Quadplex. One
Bed/One Bath Units. Popular
vacation Spot. Beach
Access. Great value at
$799,900.
Englewood Realty, Inc.
941-474-6000
englewoodrealtyfl.com
One or two furnished quad-
plexes! One & Two bed units.
Manasota Key. Bayside.
Easty Florida living. So close
to the Gulf! Owner Financing
for package.
Englewood Realty, Inc.
941-474-6000
englewoodrealtyfl.com

1620 COMMERJ
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*JUST off 1-75, Comm.
Bldgs., whse & office.
Zoned CG. $275K. Hurry.
*AUTO Repair Bus. High
profile location. R.E. & busi-
ness in Port Charlotte.
1.275M
*C.I. Zoning, approx. 4,000
sq. ft. bldg. on 1 acre. Busi-
ness + Real Estate, 1.1 Mil.
Confidential.
*1,168 sq. ft. for lease.
Avail. Jan. 1, 06. Presently
a dental office.
*NOW under const. Resort
condos on Lemon Bay.
Deep water dockage. Hurry
only 6 units left!
*2 LOTS Hwy. 41, 100' in
the center of town,
Sewer/Water $335K
*FOR LEASE, approx.
1,300 sq. ft. NNN, next to
Lemon Bay Drugs. High pro-
file location. $12.50 sq. ft.
CALL TODAY
(941) 255-5300
1-800-940-5033
Commercial Investment
Group
1447sf Prof office space
w/great layout. Conveniently
located off Venice Island @
New S. Bridge. $235,000
(941)4964533 or 232-9939.
4,000sf commerical bldg.
Exc. location on 776 in
Engl. for Retail or Office
use. Fred Smith Realty,
Inc. (941)-475-5686

4.88 acres Industrial Land
in growing area of other
commercial & industrial
uses. $750,000 Fred
Smith Realty, Inc. (941)-
475-5686
INVESTOR/SALE. large com-
mercial land in P.G., zoned
CG, waterfront, 83' seawall,
ready for build. For more info.
(9731-615-7080

1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE,
A NEW WAREHOUSE min-
utes from 1-75, exit 161 or
164, next to Charlotte-County
airport. 2,000 sf., 'With 240
sf., office/ac." Move in now!
239-289-7000
BRAND NEW INDUSTRIAL
OFFICE WAREHOUSE
CONDOS To be finished in
2006. 1678 s.f. w/ office.
12' roll-up door.
GREAT INVESTMENT!
5 units side-by-side.
$195,000 Each Unit
Fred Smith Realty, Inc.
(9411-475-5686
CHARLOTTE HARBOR, 3,000
SF warehouse w/3 overhead
doors, $2200./mo. (941)-
639-7532
FLEX SPACE 5300 SF, Con-
ventional located off US 41 in
punta Gorda. Contact Cheryl
Maymon, Professional Real-
y Consultants. (239) 242-
1011
VENICE FOR SALE
OFFICE/WAREHOUSE
CONDO SPACE
Pre construction pricing.
941-485-1119
VENICE: NEW WAREHOUSE
OFFICEE BUILDING 1100 SF to
13,000 SF. Off By-Pass 41.
941-809-5767 or 488-8869
WAREHOUSE 1215SF
Overhead door. Englewood
$750/mo. 1st, last, & sec.
(941)-475-0781


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1650 FARMS/RANCHES

15 ACRES, 3BR/1BA house,
barn, large oaks, S. Hardee
County. $400,000. Delois
Johnson, Lambert Realty,
(863)-781-2360


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EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT
2005 Services
2010 Professional
2015 Banking
2020 Clerical
2025 Computer
2030 Medical
2035 Musical
2040 Restaurant/Hotel
2050 Skilled Trades
2060 Management
2070 Sales
2090 Child/Adult
Care Needed
2100 General
2110 Part-time/Temp
2115 Home Based
Business
2120 Position/Job
Wanted



S.SU, NEWSPAPERS


PUNTA GORDA
OFFICE

NOW OPEN FOR ALL
CUSTOMER SERVICE
BUSINESS

331 SULLIVAN ST
(Green 2-story
house, ground fl,
Corner of West
Virginia Ave. and
Sullivan St.)

BUSINESS HOURS

Monday Friday

7 a.m. 1 p.m.
2 p.m. 4 p.m.

(941) 205-1000

2010 PROFESSIONAL

OFFICE MANAGER. Orga-
nized, self motivated. Expe-
rience in accounting, com-
puters & management. Call
Sun Bulb Co. (863)-494-
4022 for info or email
address
2/15/06
440 Licensed' or 220
Licensed position available.
Hourly + commission + bene-
fits depending on licenses.
Need good multitasking, com-
munication and computer
skills.. Customer service and
sales. Great work environment.
Call my Allstate Agency @
613-2112 John Joiner
CAD Technician. Estab-
lished architectural firm open-
ing in Englewood & seeking
F/T or P/T. Knowledge of
AutoCad mandatory. Pay
.based on experience. Vincent
Tipsord Architects, Inc.
(941) 375-2432 or
vtainc@comcast.net
Charlotte Community
Mental Health
Services, Inc.
1700 Education Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone:j(941) 639-8300
Fax: (941) 639-6831
Email:
jvanderweele@ccmhs.org

CSU Screeners/Crisis Spe-
cialists
Several openings to cover for
FT and PT employees' days,
weekends and/or evenings.
FL licensed LCSW, LMHC, Psy-
chologist or ARNP req. Screen
and also provide crisis inter-
vention services as a mobile
crisis team member in Char-
lotte County.
Send resumes to:
Judy VanderWeele, HR

DESIGN TECHNICIAN
Career opportunity with a dis-
tinguished Professional
Sports and Land Development
engineering firm. Must have a
minimum of 2 years AutoCAD
and civil engineering design
experience. Salary based on
experience. Send resume &
references to: CESG3,1nc.
1475 Collirngswood Blvd, Ste
B, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
*ax (9411743-8030
mail cesg3jen@earthlink.net
.10 CALLS PLEASE
EXPERIENCED LICENSED
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
seded Call for appointment.
Harborside Real Estate
941-697-7077
Florida Comptroller
Arcadia Chevrolet/Buick
Pontiac


in'outhwest Florida needs a
tab charge, hands on con-
trcer w/ exp. Great Salary
be-fits etc. Fax Resume to
ower 941-371-5408 with last
3 yars W-2
HAIR STYLIST
needed for
Bsy salon in Venice.
941-460-0159
HAIRSTYLIST, busy P.G. salon
seekig licensed, responsible,
professional for immediate
position. 941-204-0074.


2010 PROFESSIONAL

INSTRUCTOR, FT for devel-
opmentally disabled adult in
day program setting. Min.
Associates Degree & prefer
BA degree. Call for interview
941-629-5655.
INSURANCE, CSR 440
LICENSED, personal lines,
increase over your current
pay. For interview fax last
paystub and resume to Attn
Don @ 941-484-4671
Licensed CAM Manager
Three years experience mini-
mum. Portfolio manager need-
ed for growing Management
Company. Fax resume to:
GATEWAY MANAGEMENT
(941) 629-0987.
Looking for licensed
Beautician to rent booth.
Contact Diane 941-627-
3506 or 941-661-6738
NAIL TECH NEEDED for retire-
ment center. 2-3 days/wk.
Mani./Pedi. only. Marie's Beau-
ty Salon (941)-426-4439
NAIL TECHNICIAN
MASSAGE THERAPIST
For busy salon. Will mentor
new licensed Techs, good
location. No Port, Pt Char, EngI
area on 41. (941)-613-6744
NAIL TECHNICIAN needed for
growing day spa in Venice.
High commissions. PT/FT.
Contact Nicole 941-492-5383
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT,
PAC. We have an opening in
our Venice/Englewood Ortho-
paedic offices for a Certified
Physician Assistant. Candid-
tate must be licensed in the
State of Florida & be able to
see patients, write prescrip:
tions, assist in surgery, apply
& remove casts, & perform
other duties affiliated with an
orthopaedic physician assis-
tant. Please fax resume to
(941)-492-4065 for immedi-
ate consideration.
PUNTA GORDA
ARE YOU IN NEED OF A
CHANGE? UPSCALE
SALON AND DAYSPA. We
are looking for experienced
Stylists/Nail Tech with fol-
lowing. We can assure you
excellent working condi-
tions in a pleasant atmos-
phere with a team of pro-
fessionals. All it will take is a
phone call. Inquiries are
strictly confidential.
CALL NOW 276-3330
SENIOR CASE MANAGER
F/r VENICE. Make a differ-
ence by supporting elderly
clients, BS in social work or
related degree required, elder
care experience pref. Strong
written & oral communication
skills, ability to work indepen-
dantly, computer skills a plus,
Good benefits & support of
environment. Smoke free
environment, pre-employment
drug test. Resume to CM
Supervisor Senior Friendship
Centers, CM 1888 Brother
Geenen Way Sarasota FL
34236 EOE
TEACHERS/TUTORS PT, $18-
$25/hr, Locally federal funded
tutoring program. P. Char. &
N.P. area,877-832-6342

2015 BANKING

LOAN
SERVICING
SPECIALIST

Peninsula Bank
is accepting applica-
tions for a Loan Servic-
ing Specialist at our
Englewood Branch.
Must be proficient in
Word, Excel, &
Internet. Must have
knowledge of commer-
cial real estate/con-
struction & consumer
loan documentation.
Knowledge of property
insurance, financial
%statements beneficial.
EOE
Please fax resume:
941-629-8409 or
email hr@peninsula-
bank.com

MORTGAGE LOAN
OFFICERS/MANAGER
Suburban Home Mortgage, a
multi-state mortgage banker,
has opportunities for mort-
gage loan officers/manager
in the North Port-Sarasota-
Port Charlotte areas, with
company-provided builder
leads and your own referral
business. Best commission
splits in the industry.
Experience desired but not
essential. For
consideration, please e-mail
resume to: icarroll@
suburbanhomemortgage.com

2016 FINANCIAL

MORTGAGE ORIGINATORS
First Rate Mortgage Venice, FL
Up to 60% comm. Pd. Brian
@ (941)-232-0381 for an appt.

2020 CLERICAL/OFFICE

DATA ENTRY PERSON FT,
Data entry, computer
spreadsheet & word exp. a
must. Drug Free Work-


place. Fax resume to
941-488-4963.
ACCOUNTING
POSITIONS
Manager/Bookkeeper
Acct's Receivable &
Acct's Payable Clerk
For a full service Marina. We
are seeking organized and
self motivated individuals w/
experience in Marine or Auto-
motive accounting. Compen-
sation based on experience.
Call Pattie at 941-698-1444


2020 CLERICAL/OFFICE

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIS-
TANT Several positions
available with high volume
Venice, Florida landscape
construction company. A
quality applicant is experi-
enced with data entry,
scheduling,, office organi-
zation and customer ser-
vice. Computer skills
required include Outlook,
Word and Excel. Full-time
Mnndav tlhrtrah t Fridau


2020 CLERICAL/OFFICE 2030 MEDICAL


6Make a difference
in someone's life -
become a Certified
Nurse Assistant!
As a CNA you will perform res-
ident care activities and relat-


Bilingual English and Span- RECEPTIONIST ed nursing services neces-
ish a plus. Great benefits, FULLTIME to join our sary in caring for the personal
competitive wages. Fax top producing real needs, safety, and comfort of
resume to (941)-441-0051 estate office in down- residents. You will assist in
town Boca Grande. providing a compassionate
ASSISTANT / DIRECTOR Applicant must be physicalenocial and psych o-
DEVELOPER / BUILDER detail oriented, Able to logicallow the residonment to awhichieve
work independantly and highest level of function
Must have experience in computer literate, must the highest level of function-
construction business and have knowledge of ing. This is an opportunity for
sales; letter writing, gener- Word, Excel and some caring and dedicated individu-
al filing, proficient in Word knowledge of Publisher. als looking to start your own
and Excel; able to commu- Good people, phone, career path. Enjoy paid vbca-
nicate with clients and very filing and multi-tasking tions, 401K, medical, dental
organize. Salary commen- skills a must. Hourly ice training to keep you on top
surate with experience. wage + bridge pass. for your certification, and a
Must be willing to work and
Please fax resume every other Saturday. stable income for yourself and
to: 941-833-3487 Send your resume' via your family.
or e-mail resume to: fax (941) 964-5654 or taken for Certified Nurse
info@kabargrouo.com email to Assistant classes at Sunset
chris@go2boca.com. Lake Health & Rehabilita-
ASSISTANT NEEDED for fast Laketion Center ehabilita-
paced real estate office in RECEPTIONIST/Flight For information call Linda
Englewood. Computer skills a Coordinator. Sign on Mendola, HR 941-.492.5313
must, phones,. paperwork, bonus. Full Time, Eves & Apply in person: 832 Sunset
appt. setting, greet clients, weekends. Must have pleas- Lake Blvd., Venice, FL
outgoing personality & quick ant phone voice & multi-task-
learner. Fax (941)473-8884 ing abilities. 4 Fax resume Resumes also being
or Phone (941)-475-2298 attention: Niki, (941) 639- accepted for the following
BOOKKEEPER NEEDED for 3945. DFWP positions:
small comp. in North Port. SECRETARY for busy general RNs,. LPNs, CNAs, &
Exp. with QuickBooks. P/T, contractor's office in Port Dietary Professionals
flex. hours. 941-429-8600 Charlotte. Must have experi- Email resume to: ekings-
BOOKKEEPER PT non profit in ence in construction office, ley@techcarecoro.com or
PC. Experience in Quick letter writing, general filing, apply in person.
Books or Quicken, Accts. proficient in Excel & Word. EOE/M/F/D/V DFWP.
Payable & reports. Qualified Exp. with construction submit- A busy outpatient rehabilita-
candidates fax cover letter tals, Good pay. Fax resume & tion facility in Pt. Charlotte is
detailing accomplishments references to 941- 627-5814. in need of a F/T FRONT DESK
and resume to 941-625-0256 SECRETARY for small con- CLERK. Preferably bilingual.
Charlotte Community struction office in Englewood. Fax resume: 941-766-1644
Mental Health Must be very organized and A Front Desk Clerk & PBX
Services, Inc. have good knowledge of Word needed. Medical Offi ce
1700 Education Avenue and Excel. QuickBook Pro and nee cessary.ce exp
Punta Gorda, FL 33950 accounting exp. is a plus. nres eca941-575.9364
Phone: (941) 639-8300 Work hrs M-F, 8-5. Email reume to
Fax: (941) 639-6831 resume w/ salary req. to A growing family practice in
Email: schapman@ewol.com. Drug & need of a Phlebotomist, X-
jvanderweele@ccmhs.org Smoke free work place. Ray Tech full or part time,
and Medical Coder. Need to
Administrative Assistant SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST be a team player, medical
(FT M-F EngI. office. F/T MS Word, experience necessary. Please
Assistant to the CEO. Excel- phones, Outlook fax resume to: (941) 575-
lent communication & organi- Express offits.ce equip., noume 1383
national skills; also excellent 941-488-1811 A NURSING CNA, RMA,
knowledge of and ability to LPN, Full Time. Medical office
use computer programs and LPN, Full Time. Medical office
office equipment. Employee Snellin experience necessary. Sign-
will assist CEO and other man- Staffing Services (941) 575-9364 or call (941)
agement staff with clerical l i P 575-3529
and administrative duties. Excellence in Personnel" 575-3529
Send resumes to .* Office Manager -
Judy VanderWeele HR. Construction Experience ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT:
Drug Free Workplace Exp. Quark Express no PT, For 120 bed, skilled
graphic design nursing & rehab facility.
Clerical part time and full time, Call to apply! Creative, enthusiastic indi-
good typing and computer 992 Tamiami Trail. PC vidual to work as activities
knowledge. $10 + per hour. (941) 624-5570 assistant in an Alzheimer's
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ENTRY GRAPHIC ARTIST
NEEDED
Full time data entry/NEEDED
filing position available
at the Veince Gondolier We are looking for a
Sun. Experience with TALENTED and CRE-
Microsoft Office helpful ATIVE graphic artist to
but not required. create ads and to work
our Advertising Sales
Please fax resume to Reps for the
941-484-8452 or
e-mail resume to a
dwilson@scmginc. corn

GENERAL OFFICE: Comput-
er, scheduling, file, phone,
etc. For 7 person office, S. You must have the ab
Punta Gorda. 1941)-639-1653 to work in a FAST-
PASED ENVIRONMENT.
HOME BUILDER looking' for If you are a TEAM
well organized person with PLAYER with the ability
people phone skills & basic to work independently,
computer exp. Call 627-6823 this is the job for you!
after 1pm
MUST BE
Local restaurant seeking PROFICIENT IN:
entry level bookkeeper Adobe Photoshop
including Saturdays. Adobe Illustrator
Fax resume 941-637-9622 Adobe Pagemaker
or 941-637-0249. and/or Quark
NOKOMIS REAL ESTATE WE OFFER:
Receptionist, Sat. & Sun. Call w- Paid Vacation
486-1345 or fax resume (941)- -Benefits including
486-1375 401K
*- Holiday and Sick Pay
OFFICE ASSISTANT w- Tuition Reimburse-
Seeking organized person ment
for diversified position inc.
A/P, Customer service. Pay Please send your
commensurate with experi- resume to:
ence. Company paid bene- CHARLOTTE SUN
fits, vacation, etc. Apply in Advertising Manager,
person: Carpet Stop, 590 Debbie Dunn-Rankin
Tamiami Trail, Pt. Charlotte 23170 Harborview Rd.,
OFFICE MANAGER for busy Port Charlotte, FL
light commercial construction 33980
office in Port Charlotte. Must
be proficient in Microsoft, Fax to: 941-6294499
Excel, use of construction E-mail:
management programs, ie debbie@sun-herald.com
Quantum & QuickBooks, AIA or Call: 941-206-1500
documents for billing, change
orders & contracts. Mon Fri., Ty TiT
8 4. Immediate start. Wage S
$14/ hr. Fax resume & refer- ,<..... ..
ences to 941- 627-5814.
We are an Equal
Part time Experienced Secre- Opportunity Employer
tary needed. 9am-lpm, Mon- L
Fri. Call 941-6394973.
Construction company. 2030 MEDICAL
Pest Control Company looking
for individual with exoeri- -rLPN/CMA, F/T, for busy
ence to work in office, trouble Medical office in Venice. GYN
shoot & possibly Technician exp a + Exc. Salary/benefits,
work (sales is desired) semi- Fax resume to: (941)484-5580
retired okay, full time or part
time, will create a position. -P/T BACK Office CHIROPRACTIC
(941)-766-1885 DFWP. ASSISTANT for busy chiro-
practic office. Apply in person
RECEPTIONIST, full time posi- at HARMS Chiropractic Health
tion in Boca Grande real Center 150 W. Dearborn St
estate office. Must be an Engl or fax resume to
organized, detail oriented, (941)474-9375
self starter w/strong comput-
er & communications skills. 2 WEEK CNA TRAINING
Salary, bonus, health insur- $250 SPECIA/incl. book
ance & bridge pass. Send Quality Healthcare
your resume to: PO Box North Port 941-625-8933
1547, Boca Grande, FL
33921 or email to: Employ Classified!
deanna@bgrel.com


Unit. Nursing assistant cer-
tification & experience as
an activities assistant pre-
ferred, but will train the
right individual. Part time,
10 hour shifts. Involves
every other weekend.
Apply in person or forward
resume to Brenda Long,
H.R. Coordinator, Pine-
brook Rehab & Nursing,
1240 Pinebrook Rd.,
Venice FL 34285. PH:
(941) 488-6733, Fax
(941) 484-7924. EOE

American Home Care is seek-
ing the following positions:
DIRECTOR OF NURSING.
Home health & Medicare expe-
rience a must. RN PER DIEN.
HOME HEALTH
AIDE/OCCUPATIONAL
THERAPY. EXPERIENCED-
MEDICAL BILLER. Organiza-
tional & detail oriented skills a
must. HHA#299991531. Fax
resume to: (941)-766-1644
C.N.A's FT (3-11 or 11-7)
ONLY Caring dependable and
reliable C.N.A's needed for a
79 bed SNF. If you fit this pro-
file and enjoy working with the
elderly. COME JOIN THE
HARDEE MANOR HEALTH-
CARE TEAM. Apply in person
or call:
Hardee Manor
Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, Fl. 33873
863-773-3231
863-773-0959 Fax

CAREGIVER 1 DAY A WEEK
& sleep over for small
ALF in Venice.
Call 941-468-2673
CAREGIVER 1 DAY A WEEK
& sleep over for small
ALF in Venice.
Call 941-468-2673
CAREGIVER P/T small ALF
6:30AM-1:3OPM Mon,
Wed., Fri. & Sat. First aid &
CPR req. 941-484-1222
CAREGIVER NIGHTS
FLEXIBLE FOR SMALL ALF IN
VENICE. 941-468-4678 or
941-496-4255
Charlotte Community
Mental Health
Services, Inc.
1700 Education Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: (941) 639-8300
Fax: (941) 639-6831
Email:
jvanderweele@ccmhs.org

Mental Health Technicians
PT/PRN for all shifts. Exp.
with consumer care on in a
crisis stabilization unit pref.;
training provided.
Contact Judy VanderWeele,
HR.
Drug Free workplace
CNA for fast paced walk in
clinic, experience a must.
Excellent benefit package.
Monday Friday 8am-5pm.
Call (941)-629-2079


RECEPTIONIST, full time posi-
tion in Boca Grande real
estate office. Must be an
organized, detail oriented,
self starter w/strong comput-
er & communications skills.
Salary, bonus, health insur-
ance & bridge pass. Send.
your resume to: PO Box
1547, Boca Grande, FL
33921 or email to:
deanna@bgrel.com


plus. Fax resume Attn: HR
Dept 941-766-1694
FRONT OFFICE F/T
Energentic w/superior cust ser-
vice skills for checkin, check-out,
charge posting. Computer litera-
cy required. Prior med exp help-
ful. Fax to: (941)492-4655 or
call (941)4930311
GARAGE DOOR SERVICE
TECHNICIAN exp'd. Benefits.
DFWP. Apply in person, Mon,
Tues & Fri. 8am-4pm. 5218
Duncan Road, Punta Gorda.


2030 MEDICAL



Alterra
STERLING HOUSE

CNA /RESIDENT
ASST'S

ALTERRA STERLING
HOUSE, a 42 unit assist-
ed living facility, is current-
ly hiring part time CNA's or
experienced resident
assistants for all 3 shifts
with the opportunity for full
time in the near future.
Shift differential and Med-
ication Training differential.
Join our team of compas-
sionate care givers &
become part of the Alterra
family: Apply in person at
250 Bal Harbor Blvd.,
Punta Gorda



CNA'S


NOW HIRING
ALL SHIFTS



$500 Sign on
bonus!!! Skilled &
compassionate
CNA's for 120 bed
skilled nursing facility.
Great benefits.

Apply in person
Englewood
Healthcare
1111 Drury Ln.
Englewood, FL or
call 941-
474-9371



CNA/HHA/CAREGIVER,
day & night shift, full-time
positions. 7-7's. Bring
CPR cards when applying.
Punta Gorda Elderly Care
Center. 2295 Shreve St.
PG, (941)-575-9390

CNA/RA
Needed 3-11 & 11-7 FOR
special care unit at River
Oaks. Must be capable of
working with person with
dementia Apply within at
RIVER OAKS
925 S. RIVER RD.
ENGL ASK FOR KATHRYN
8AM-4PM
MONDAY FRIDAY
EOE -- AL5501
Dental Hygentist, Punta
Gorda Family Dental Care
part time, 2-3 days/week.
Please Fax resume to:
941-575-6380.
DENTAL ASSISTANT need-
ed FT/PT. Tired of the
same old grind? Come and
join our fun, professional,
caring team. Do what you
were trained to do in a
friendly, hi-tech, upscale
office. We have a FULL
benefit package. Experi-
ence a plus. CDA / EFDA /
Xray certs. a BIG plus. Call
us today for a working
interview to show us what
you know. (941) 743-3302
DENTAL OFFICE NEW
LOCATION on Toledo Blade,
well established private prac-
tice, looking for experienced /
expanded functions DA, full
time with benis. Friday off.
Call Melissa at 941-625-7877
DIETARY COOK Full Time.
Apply in person Regent Club,
22332 Vick St., Port Char-
lotte. (941)-627-5388 .

DIETARY AIDE
We are seeking dietary
aides that are dependable,
hardworking individuals.
The positions are full time,
for Pinebrook, a 120 bed
Rehab & Nursing facility, to
assist with preparation,
serving & cleanup of all
meals. We offer full
benefits. Apply in person
to Brenda Long, HI.R.

Manager Pinebrook,
1240 Pinebrook Rd.,
Venice FL 34285. PH:
(941) 488-6733. EOE

Director of Nursing Hardee
Manor is seeking a dedicated
professional to lead our nurs-
ing department. If you're a
highly motivated RN with a
"Can Do" attitude and the
drive to succeed, come join
our Management team! We are
a Home like 79-Bed SNF in
Wauchula. Minimum of 3-5
years experience in LTC
required. Prior experience as
a Don or Adon preferred.
Hardee Manor
Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, Fl. 33873
863-773-3231
863-773-0959 Fax

FRONT DESK/CLERICAL
immediate opening for
Outpatient Therapy
Clinic.General office skills,
computer knowledge able to
multitask and excellent cus-
tomer relations. Bilingual is a


2030 MEDICAL

HHA's/CNA's
Fast growing private duty
agency has immediate
openings. Join an agency that
treats you with respect. Call
Maria Gibson at Nursing
Resources at 941-485-1837
HOUSEKEEPER for busy ALF.
Hotel experience helpful.
Apply in person Sandhill Gar-
dens 24949 Sandhill Blvd.
Deep Creek, (941)-764-6577
Housekeeper some experi-
ence, part-time.
Arcadia Oaks ALF
1013 E. Gibson St.


2030 MEDICAL

MEDICAL RECEPT for Venice
physician Office. Multi-Task,
Medical Mgr exp preferred.
Fax to: (941)-484-0652
MEDICAL RECEPTION for busy
Doctor's office. Must be able
to multi task. Experience pre-
ferred. Fax resume to: (941)-
833-4401

'MLT/Physiclans'office.
-xc. phlebotomy skillW
a must. Coding knowl-
edge preferred.
Fax resume'to:
'(941) 505-6057.


Arcadia, Fl 34266 PART TIME $100./WK great pay & benefits. S -'
863-993-9760 Resident Care Giver Apply 9-11 or 2-4 Sharky's
HYGIENIST Experienced for No Exp: Will Train 1600 So. Harbor Dr. Venice
general dental practice in Mon-Fri, 6:00am-8:00am BARTENDER
Venice. Looking for a team INGLENOOK ALF BARTENDER
player. Call (941)497-4997 941-474-5563 Must be avail, weekends.
Great $$.
LABORATORY ADMINIS- PART TIME $100/WK Apply in person aft 2PM.
TRATIVE DIRECTOR Full Resident Care Giver Shamrock Sports Pub,
Time, .must hold Florida No Exp: Will Train 2735 Tamiami Trail,
Supervisor's license in all Mon-Fri, 4:30pm-6:30pm North Port
areas. INGLENOOK ALF (in Springs Plaza)
ARNP M-F Full Time with 941-474-5563 BARTENDER WANTED
Rural Health Clinic PT Days. Apply in person;
RN'S Full Time Med Surg FRONT OFFICE. Reception- Scotty's Pub, 14530 Tamiami
Days Nights ICU Nights OB- ist for Venice surgical prac- Trail, North Port.
Nights twice. Involve check-in, appoint-
RADIOLOGY TECH Full ment scheduling, filing & chart
Time Monday through prep. Prior medical office
Thursday, 10P-8A, CT experience necessary. Comn-
experience helpful petitive salary & excellent ben- BEST RESTAURANT!!!
PT. or PTA Full Time, efits. Fax resume to (941)- BEST JOBS IN TOWN!!!
Days, Outpatient Rehab 492-4065. Benedetto's Steakhouse
COTA Full Time for Outpa- is now hiring experi-
tient Rehabilitation & Home PSYCHOLOGIST/LCSW enced persons for the
Health (shared position) Lic. w/ long term care inter- following positions:
MEDICAL TECHNOLO- est. Flex hours/days P/T. A
GIST Full Time, evenings great addition to private SERVERS (Lunch &
3-11 practice. Please call 866- Tikibar Top Pay)
HOME HEALTH 940-8182 BARTENDERS
RN, LPN, AIDE Per Diem, RESIDENT AIDE, F/T, P/T BUSSERS
includes weekends and all shifts for assisted living *CAFE COUNST/HOSTESS

PT Per Diem lityApplyinperson: BROILER COOKS (Top
OFFICE COORDINATOR Regents Club, 22332 Vick St. Pay)
OFFICE COORDINATOR PC,(941 7-58 Pay)
Part Time, for Materials PC, (941)-627-5388 0 EXPERIENCED BROIL-
Management/Purchasing RN ONCOLOGY ER COOKS (starting at
Director & Safety Officer. VENICE HEALTHPARK $12.00 per hour)
Must possess strong orga- OFFICE (813) 504-5218
nizational and office skills. Florida Cancer Specialists is
Word, Excel experience pre- seeking an RN with excellent BREAKFAST
ferred. IV skills and preferably recent ATTENDENT
UNIT SECRETARY Full oncology experience to work Monday-Friday, 5:30AM-
Time, 12A-8A, Bi-lingual pre- in our Venice Healthpark 11AM. Responsible for
ferred. office. This is a full-time, Mon- continental breakfast. Fast
day -Friday position with occa- paced, people oriented
sional Saturday mornings, position. Sien on bonus.
FCS offers a great work envi- Apply at:
ronment and an excellent Hampton Inn
Human Resources salary & benefit package. 881 Venetia Bay Blvd.
DeSoto Memorial Hospital Please fax your resume to Venice or call 488-5900
900 N. Robert Ave Office Mgr. at 496-8558or e- EOE
Arcadia, FI 34266 mail it resumes@flcancer.com
or EEO / DFWP Breakfast-Lunch Cook.
www.dmh.org and look Apply Linda Lou's Home-
under Careers RN/LPN PT cooking, 3974 South
or needed for MDS & Care Tamiami Trail, Venice
Fax 494-8400 needed for MDS & Care
Fax: 863-494-8400 Plants. Experienced pre- CASHIERS, COOKS &
E-Mail: 86hr@dmor erred. Flexible 20 hrs. SERVERS. Full Time posi-
Phone: 863-494-8405 per week. Excellent salary tions for convenience store
LPN NEEDED for busy Do Call for an appt Karen in Pt. Charlotte (239) 633-
LPN NEEDED for busy Doc- Preusz, DON, Apply at 9823
toals office. Must be profes- Quality Healthcare Ctr,
signal & a team player. Good 6940 Pan American Dr. DAYS INN
benefits Great hours. Please 6940 Pan American Dr.
fax resume to 941- 613-2401 (941)-426-8411 HOUSEKEEPING
LPN Apply in person:
Part Time, 5:30a-1:30p, SUMMERVILLE AT 1941 Tamiami Trail P.C
Every-Thursday & Friday & VENICE ASSISTED LMNG
every other Saturday & Sun- is now hiring: Delivery person and inside
day. ALF. Contact Punta Administrative Assistant help needed for pizza parlor.
Gorda Elderly Care, 2295 Activity Director Full time. Must have reliable
Shreve St, P.G. (941)-575- Evening Supervisor-LPN vehicle. (941)-204-1015
9390 Maintenance DISHWASHERS
LPN-Private Duty agency with Resident Assists/CNA's $8.00/hr. Meals & uniforms
LPN-Pimmedivate Duty agency with Wait Staff provided. Tolls paid. Call
immediate needs. Join an PT Dishwasher Marc (941)-964-0100
agency that treats you with Qualified candidates will
respect. Nursing Resources have a high school DRIVERS & ASST. MGR WANT-
941-485-1837 diploma or GED (college ED, FT. Must be 18 yrs. old &
degree preferred for Activ- good driving record. Apply
ities Director), exc. cus- within: Hungry Howies, 1720
Co st ir tomer service skills, be S. Mccall Rd., Engle.
wwiMillfare organized, have an out-
standing work ethic & a EXPERENCED LINECOOKS
servants heart & be & DISHWASHERS
LPNS willing to do whatever it, Immediate Openings!
FLEXIBILITY RESPECT takes to provide our RUMBAY RESTAURANT
assisted living residents ON PALM ISLAND
LPN/RN $24-32 w/exc. quality of life. RESORT
CNAS $14-$15 PER HR Applications accepted Call 1st for Ferry pass
3-11, 11-7. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, or fax (941)-697-0566 D/F/W/P
resume to 941488-3602.
COME WORK FOR 200 Nassua St. N. Venice EXPERIENCED WAITSTAFF
NURSES EOE/Drug Free Workplace needed for new Mexican
VENICE/PT CHARLOTTE Restaurant in Punta Gorda.
TEL: (941) 492-4474 2035 MUSICAL Se habla Espanol. Call
James at Su Casa 941-
MASSAGE THERAPIST, Part Music Director for 1300-me- 769-6052.
Time for Outpatient PT Clinic. Music Director for 1300-mem-
Call (941- 575-8228 or fax ber Port Charlotte United Successful Italian Venice
resume to (941) 575-9743 Methodist church. Full-time Restaurant seeking TAL-
active program including adult ENTED COOKS. Experi-
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST and children's choirs, two bell enced or will train. Call
for very busy practice. FT choirs, music for midweek (941)-484-1888 Venice
Medical office exp. preferred. casual worship, and church
Excellent communication and concert series. Benefits. FULL TIME WAIT STAFF
customer service skills req'd. Respond attention SPR Corn- $300 SIGN ON BONUS
Ability to handle multiple tasks mittee, PCUMC, 21075 Que- Paid In 30, 60 90 Days
essential. Mail resume to: P.O. sada Ave. Port Charlotte, FL n 30, 60, 90 Days
Box 494650, Pt. Charlotte, FL 33952 or 11am 7:30pm
33949 churchadmin@portcharlot-
teumc.org This Premier Retirement
MEDICAL BILLER full time .Community is looking for
for DME Company. 2 years N T oS Pacea experienced wait staff.
experience necessary. Bene- Excellent benefits pack-
fits available. (941)-206-2130 age after 90 days and
MEDICAL billing specialist Enter your classified ad online starting pay oerimmensu-
needed full time. Fax resume and pay with your credit card. ate with experieson to:e.
S It's fast, easy, and convenient. VILLAGE ON THE ISLE
Medical Clinic Front Office Go to sun-herald.com/classi- 930 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL
Port Charlotte, Venice and fieds. Venice FL 34285 OR
Sarasota Fast Convenient Easy CALL 486-5456 FOR APPT
Sun-Herald-com/classifieds EOE D/F/W/P
Florida Cancer Specialists is (Visa or Mastercard)
seeking dependable team SUTTT GASPARILLA INN seeks atten-
players to handle multiple cler- SLU 5,,2 dant for Line Buffet service.
ca. tsk.i. a clni. s ttn.. 1.. .Ii1,1 : )rl


ical tasks in a clinic setting.
Electronic Medical Records
Systems and/or Medical man-
ager experience is preferred.
Prior medical office experi-
ence is required, as well as,
excellent communication /
customer service skills, ability
to answer a multi-line phone
system, accurate filing skills,
and dependable transporta-
tion. Please fax your resume
and a cover with the position
title to the location you are
interested in:
For Port Charlotte:
Fax to 766-1146
For Venice:
Fax to 496-8558
For Sarasota:
Fax to 951-2117
or e-mail it to
resumes@flcancer.com!
EOE / DFWP


2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL


BUSSER
4:30PM-9PM
$12-$15 /HR
Apply in Person
ALTHEA'S RESTAURANT
220 W. Miami Ave.
941-484-5187


x725 D/F/W/P
IHOP now hiring SERVERS,
flexible hrs. Apply in per-
son at: 1501 Tamiami Trl,
Punta Gorda. D.F.W.P.
KFC IS RE-OPENING
Now hiring Management &
Crew Positions. Exc. pay &
benefits. Pick up an applica-
tion at 4635 Tamiami Trail. Pt.
Charlotte or call 239-997-
1992 or fax to 239-997-
2891 or email to
kfcofswfl@aol.com.


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2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL

All positions New restaurant
in the Englewood area. Call
to apply (941)6974077.

ALL POSITIONS NOW
OPEN. Apply in person:
Olde World Restaurant,
14415 S. Tamiami Tr, N Port
ANGELINO'S PIZZERIA
now hiring, Pizza Makers,
Servers, Cooks. Apply within:
992 Tamiami Trl. PC
(941) 624-0161
BARTENDER F/T for busy
beachfront restaurant tiki bar.








Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, Real Estate Classified


2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL

GRILL COOKS
COOKS
SERVERS
DISHWASHERS
HOST &
HOSTESS

ALL SHIFTS
Apply in Person
800 Kings Highway
Port Charlotte




Ol Country Store
LEAD COOK FT
Needed for 85 units senior
independent living, Port Char-
lotte. Benefits. Please fax
resume to: 941-629-3747 or
apply at 2305 Aaron Street,
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
LINE COOKS F/T Apply in per-
son M-F, Ask for Linda: Pop's
Sunset Grill, 112 Circuit Rd,
Nokomis. (9411-488-3177


2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL







Smuggler's
Captain's Table &
Harpoon Harry's
Now hiring
HOSTESS/ HOST
BUSSERS, RUNNERS,
PREP, Dishwashers,
Salad Bar Attendants
Apply in person
Fishermens Village
or call 637-1177 ext 116

SUMMER IN NEW YORK
MOUNTAINS LAKE
RESORT. Cooks- Baker
Golf Attendant Misc.
Call Englwd 941-474-6897
T.G.I. FRIDAYS
Now Hiring
Line Cooks
Apply in Person:
18600 Veteraqs Blvd P.C.
(941)-625-2225

2050 SKILLED TRADES


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AUTO BODY
TECHNICIANS

FAMILY OWNED,
Five Star Chrysler
Dealer has immediate
opening for a heavy
collision technician.
We offer: Top pay,
paid holidays, year
end bonus, group
health insurance,
401k, with employer
match, free dental
insurancefree life
ins. free utliforms,
drug free workplace.
For Immediate con-
sideration please call
Bob Ackerman in
strict confidence at
941-408-1100
VENICE CHRYSLER
1550 S. Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL
Drug Free Workplace


MANATEES PIZZA now hiring p Avaiable: AUTO TIRE & LUBE TECH
all shifts, day & night Good Experience preferred &
pay. Will train. 941-639-4400 Mianmi Vaky Concrete must be dependable.
a 'Locations FT/PT. Top pay + benefits.
MEAT CUTTER, prep work RUCK DPR Mon-Fri. Stiver's Tire & Auto
for Quizno's. Must be a *'RUCK DRIERS in Engl. (941)474-7660 or Bill
"team" Player. Day shift. Apply (C lassA&B EngE (941)270-1449
in LODRperson: 1934 Kings Hwy. OPRATO 941270-1449
person: 1934 Kings Hwy. PORKUJFTOPERATORS BARRETT'S QUALITY ELEC. is
NOW HIRING exp. LINE OMECHANICS looking for Field Superinten-
COOKS. Looking for clean dent & Field Electricians,
hard working motivated .LABORS resid. Gd pay, vac., medical,
employees for busy restau- Excellent Wages bonuses. 941493-2145
rant/bar. Apply in person Full Benefit Pkg
CHUBBY'Z 2, 4109 Tamiami eoe/drugfree workplace BOBCAT OPERATOR
Tr. 941-613-0002 Call 941-915-2048 needed for Swimming
Pool Contractor in P.C.
NOW HIRING Class C License
* Pizza makers DRIVERS required. DFWP.
* Servers aS CO) call (941)-743-3794
" Hostess (CIss "A WL)
Full and Part time. Apply with: Miami Valley Concrte CABINET SHOP has Immedi-
in. Luigi's Pizza 3883 Tamiami all Locations ate openings for Counter Top
Trail PC. Builder, Cabinet Installer &
STRUCK DRIVERS Layout Coordinator. Apply in
(Class A&B CDL) person: 6601 Taylor Road,
&LOADER OPERATORS Punta Gorda
\FORKl.[FTOPERATORS
I VIECHANICS CADD TECHS for survey
cDonad MECHANICS firm: F/T O/T avail.
S *LABORS $16+/hr. Paid health ins.,
Excellent Wages matching 401K. Call for
Full Benefit Pkg confidential interview,
REBUILDING eoedrugfeeworkplace Venice 941-497-1290 or
CHARLOTTE Call 941-915-2048 fax resume 941-497-6186
or email '
HARBOR A COMPANY look n for strayersurveymap@comcast.net
M ONL 'S A/C COMPANY looking for Pt. Charlotte 941-624-4900
McDONALD'S quality people for new con- fax 941-624-3471 e-mail
Looking for struction, residential & light pcstrayer@comast.net
Enthusiastic commercial. Local work. Call
energetic, people to (941-255-1103 Canoe Outpost/Arcadia needs
Part time Class A or B CDL dri-
work ALL shifts. A/C DUCT INSTALLER vers. Clean MVR & Weekends
MANAGEMENT Some experience or will train, a must. 863-494-1215
& CREW Valid FL drivers license, between 9am-4pm
(941)-485-3238
opportunities available. CARPENTERS- & FRAMERS
Call Sandy at A/C Service Technician wanted for South Gulf Cove &
Wanted North Port area. Great pay &
941-457-2809 Cliffs A/C and Heating is a benefits. Call (941)-916-5208
great company offering supe- CARPENTER EXPERI-
PALM ISLAND RESORT ior pay and benefits to quail- ENCED or carpenter helper
IS IN NEED OF tied, hard working people. Pay with transportation. Call (941)-
HOUSEKEEPERS. will be based on experience. 628w1798
FT & PT Available. Please call our office @ (941)
Mutt be rae con.srii, 629-2863 *to schedule an CARPENTER, MUST HAVE
tjru-., wcr ..-jme wvee appointment. EXP. New residential fram-
e..,. i ,.d oetia. A/Cing, steady work. Good job.
4 d).9 00 9 1. A/C SERVICE TECHS, N Port area. (941)-628-6179
(941)697-0911 DUCT MECHANICS,
HELPERS & Carpenter/Rough
PART TIME ASST. COOK DUCT CLEANING TECH Framing
$300 SIGN ON BONUS NEEDED. Experience in sheeting roofs.
Paid In 30, 60, & 90 Days Must be exp.(Will train Also, HELPER needed.
helpers). Service Techs Transportation a must.
PERFECT FOR STUDENTS earn great wages & per- (941) 628-9781
GREAT STARTING PAY formance pay. Must have
25-G1 hrs., weekday hrs. winning attitude. CARPENTERS (FRAMING)
3:30-7:30pmy Mechanics are paid Valid drivers lic, tools & trans-
3:38-1 0 hours on weekendspm top piece work pay. portation required.
va8-10 houriedsh on weekends, Change outs, rough & 941-475-7641

MUSTBEABLE TO WORK trims. DFWP. Must have CARPENTERS & CARPEN-
WEEKENDS. valid FL drivers lic. TERS HELPERS, transporta-
Job duties include assisting Apply 4 Seasons AC, tion a must. Call Suarez at
Dinner cook with meals, 1592 Market Cir., (941)-448-3676
prep work & sanitation, of Murdock (941)-627-2132 Carpenters' Helpers
kitchen. Apply in person Al CABINETS is now hiring Experienced Local Work
to: VILLAGE ON THE ISLE builders, laminators & MasterBuilders
930 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL INSTALLERS. Apply within: (941) 380-5546
Venice FL 34285 OR 4186 Kings Hwy. P.C. CARPENTERS for new &
CALL 486-5456 FOR APP "
EOE D/F/W/P Accepting applications for all remodels needed for Gasparil-
equipment operators. Top pay la Builders, Inc. Experience &
PIZZAMAN/LINE COOK F/T for qualified applicants plus transportation a must Call
Must have exp. w/ deck benefits. Please call 941-255- (941)-286-3638
ovens. Family owned & oper- 3005. CARPENTERS HELPERS
ated. Engl. (941)-626-7668 ALL PHASES OF CONSTRUC- wanted for framing. No experi-
1 6ON. Daily Pay! $8.00- ence necessary. Will train.
*l..1iA Mil U S16.00/hr. Suncoast Labor (9411-629-3124
RIVERWOOD GOLF & Solutions. (941)-613-0070 CARPENTERS needed for
framing in Boca Grande.
COUNTRY CLUB currently ALUMINUM INSTALLER to Must be experienced & have
seeking Busperson & Serv- construct carports, screened transportation & tools.
er foi AM & some PM shifts. rooms & pool cages. Must Days 941-270-2483
Busy club, good pay. Please have tools, truck & experi- eves/wkends 941-698-0630
call (941)-764-6662 x225 for ence. We offer excellent pay,
an interview full benefits package & flexible CARPENTERS, TRIM, with
work schedule. Call 941- 661- experience & transportation
SAUTEED COOK- FAST PACED 8398. for Sarasota Area.
Nokomis restaurant, F/T year Call 888-574-3312.
round, 5 day week $28K to UMIU Benefits offered.
start. 941-488-5151 ALUMINUM
CARPENTERS- Expei-
SERVERS & BARTENDERS PORCH, LANAI enced; tools; valid FL dri-
WANTED Apply: T. J. & GUTTER vers license w/own trans-
Carney's, 231 W Venice Ave. INSTALLERS portation. Boca Grande -
(941)-480-9244 INSTALLERS tolls paid; holidays paid;
SERVERS All Shift"s.Must have annual bonus; full-time;
SERVERS -ienced All Stuff A truck and tools. long-term; 401K available.
Experienced. Apply: Stuff ADrug Free Workplace
BelTrail, North Port. amiami Call 941-925-3200, 941-964-1090
ext. 309 CARPET INSTALLER HELPER,
SERVERS F/T & BUSSERS Drug Free Workplace. must have FL driver's license
P/T, experience preferred. & transp. Willing to work lots
Apply in person, M-F (except ARCHITECTURAL of hours. Good pay. Must be
Thursdays, 2-4:00 Jacaranda DRAFTSMAN experienced! (941)-240-5818
West Country Club 1901 Hand drafting with knowledge or (941)-626-4743 D/F/WN/P
Jacaranda Blvd, Venice. of computer drafting. Only
EOE D/F/W/P experienced need apply. Call CAT5-6 Fiber Cabling Techs &
Dan at 941-575-4554 Installers. Exp. a plus not a
SERVERS wanted F/T days Monday -Thursday must. Local work F/T. Valid DL
& evenings, min. 2 yrs. & clean record.Benefits E-mail
experience in fine dining. AUTO AC MECHANIC/SER- resume to: ngarrett@cccne.com
Apply between 2-4 p.m. VICE TECH, Must have auto or call (941)-627-9893
Mon-Fri at the Turtle Club AC experience. Busy local CDL-A Citrus Hauling
Restaurant, 139 W. Marion auto center. Full benefits. Your 2 years verifiable tractor-trail-
Ave, Punta Gorda. own tools a plus. Apply at: er experience, 3 points or
4780 Tamiami Trail, P.C. or less, no DUIs in the past 7
SERVERS. expd. F/iP/T, --_Call Dawn 941-769-4631.You
day time & evenings. Call le years. Must be at least 25
Soda Fountain (9411412-9860 www.icecoldautoreair.com years of age. Pre-Employment
Venice drug screen. Paid per load
and leave your resume. plus seasonal safety bonus.
ARE YOU ONLINE? Auto and Truck Technician Full benefits for year round
INCREASE YOUR CDL a plus. State of the art drivers. Summer Work. Great
EXPOSURE! brand new Punta Gorda shop. Equipment.
Add your internet address Top pay. 941-662-7631 Se Habla Espanol;
to your ad for a little extra! Call (863)-494-6363


CDL DRIVERS & HELPERS ELECTRICIANS needed
Labor intensive. Immediate ASAP. LEADMEN, JOUR-
benefits, Medical, Dental & NEYMEN & SERVICEMEN.
Vision plans. Life insurance, Long term Commercial work.
Retirement, 401k, Paid Vaca- Call: ABC Electric
tions, paid holidays, Apply at: 1-800-282-7093 or fax
Seacoast.Supply resume (239)-936-9541
3045 S. McCall Rd.
Englewood, 941-474-8185 Electricians/Journeymen
D/F/W/P and Helpers No exp. will
train. Full Time. Paid Holi-
CERAMIC TILE HELPER days, Vacation & Medical
experience helpful but will Benefits. (941)-627-6887
train the right person. Must
have own transportation. ELECTRICAL, EXPERIENCED
Apply in person Carpet Stop, OR APPRENTICE
590 Tamiami Trail, P.C. PIECE WORKER ROUGHERS
Charlotte Honda VW seek- Sign-on bonus, DOUBLE
ing Used Car Mechanic. BONUS for Charlotte Coun-
Experience preferred. Great ty Long-term, ongoing pro-
benefits. Apply within: 1252 ecs t l Electric,
Tamiami Trail,Murdock The Residential Wiring
CONCRETE FINISHERS/ Specialists. Paying top $$
LABORERS Experienced. Paid in Port Charlotte, Punta
vacation. (941)-716-1712 Gorda, Ft. Myers & Naples.
CONSTRUCTION DFWP. Call 239-451-0578.
PLUMBERS Electricians & Helpers
Experienced & valid Drivers Wanted Pd holidays, Pd vac.,
License a must. Pd. holidays, bonuses, health insurance.
Sick days, vacation. & bene- Longterm employ 698-9799
fits. Apply at: Palm Plumbing
1182 Market Circle. Port ELECTRICIANS APPRENTICE
Charlotte, (941)-627-5520 NEEDED NOW
ZERO EXPERIENCE
CULTURED MARBLE SHOP Will train Great opportunity
has immediate openings for for career & advancement.
experienced Production & Benefits, Top Pay.
Installation individuals. 1-800-730-9449
Health insurance & paid vaca- CRC-043721, EC/13001300
tion. Call (941)-629-4111 CGC1505350 EOE-D/F/W/P
DRIVERS POSITIONS avail- EC
able for Ready Mix Co. in Sara- ELECTRICIANS, JOURNEYMEN
sota & Charlotte Counties. & EXPERIENCED HELPERS
Class B/CDL required, along needed for work in Port Char-
with current DMV report. Ben- Iotte area. Top Pay Great Ben-
efits, major medical, 401K efits. Apply at Fortune Elec.,
paid vacation & pension plan. 11220 Metro Pkwy, Ste 17.
Call 1-941-626-9700 Mon Fort Myers. 239-936-0505
Fri. 8 4pm. EOE DFWP
DeSoto BCC is seeking ELECTRICIANS Needed now.
qualified applicants for: Schooling avail. Future unlimit-
ed for longterm. Resid. ser-


Machinist/ Mechanic II.
Starting $10.58/hr. Journey-
man level in proficient use of
metal lathes, rebuilding of
equipment, maintenance
repair of gasoline/diesel pow-
ered equipment. Diploma or
G.E.D. w/ 5 yrs. in field or
trade. Valid FL CDL "B";
M.A.C.S; A.S.E.
Mechanic II / Welder. Start-
ing $10.58/ hr. Welding of
broken parts, equipment, rips
and tears in metal buckets.
Mechanical repair of construc-
tion equipment. Diploma or
G.E.D. w/ 2 yrs. experience in
welding and cutting. Valid
FLCDL "B".
(Equal Employment Opportunity
and Drug-Free Work Place)
For more info contact
Human Resources at
863-993-4808.
DIESEL MECHANIC wanted
for heavy equipment. Must
have own tools & transporta--
tion. Call (941)-625-5888
DOZER/LOADER Operator
for sewer & utility work. Exp.
required. J.P. Murphy, Inc.
(239)-470-2821
DRIVERS needed for Brady
Concrete. Must have CDL
License. Experience in driving
-concrete trucks a must.
Please call (941)-575-8319
DRIVER, CDL Class B or
Class A, for dump truck, exp.
a plus. 941- 628-0412 or
(9411-625-6448
DRIVER needed Full Time
Must have CDL, Class C
license, (Hazmat pre-
ferred), and be able to lift
501bs. minimum. Fax
resume to: 941-629-6097 or
apply in person to: 4190
Whidden Blvd., Port Charlotte
DRIVER/DRY MIX CONCRETE
W/CDL CLASS A OR B
50-60 hrs./wk
401K & BENEFITS D/F/W/P
800-656-8018
DRYWALL REPAIR - IMMEDI-
ATE OPENING FOR INDIVID-
UAL WITH AT LEAST 3 YEARS
OF VERIFIABLE DRYWALL
REPAIR EXPERIENCE. YOU
WILL BE REQUIRED TO PER-
FORM LIGHT HANGING, FIN-
ISHING & MATCHING OF TEX-
TURES. YOU MUST HAVE
YOUR OWN HAND TOOLS. WE
SUPPLY THE REST. COMPETI-
TIVE PAY. CALL TODAY -
(941)255-3330

DRYWALL
TEXTURE
Experienced Only.
Valid drivers license
a must.
Drug Free Workplace -
Salary to commensu-
rate with experience.

Apply in person to:
Southwest Restoration,
24100 Tiseo Blvd.,
Unit-13, -Port Charlotte
941-743-4466
Electricians, all levels, multi-
family work in the Port Char-
lotte/Punta Gorda area.
Great pay, vac., holidays,
ins., apprenticeship program.
Forbis Electric. Call Steve
(239) 572-0727

ELECTRICIANS
$1,000 Sign-On Bonus
Seabreeze Electric is
now hiring residential
rough & trim workers.
We have more than 20
openings in the Char-
lotte County area! We
offer the best pay plans
in the area, piece work
or hourly, Medical Insur-
ance, retirement plan,
AFLAC, company vehi-
cle. If your looking for a
job with a future, call
(941) 255-5968 or apply
in person at: 892 Tamia-
mi TrI. DFWP

**ELECTRICIANS**
Exp. Helpers, Mech & Jrnymn
941-870-2104


vice, commer., industrial & LV.
Local work. DFWP & clean
FDL. (941)-488-6602


ELECTRICIANS
AND HELPERS
w/ Commercial or
residential experience.
F/T permanent position
w/full benefits
package. Top pay,
valid driver's license
required. DFWP
(941)-474-3104

Experience Required, Lawn
Cutting, trimming & general
mechanical duties. Call (941)-
625-1006 for interview
Experienced ELECTRI-
CIANS & HELPERS needed.
Full Time. Good pay and bene-
fits. Full time. Call Bridges
Electric. (941)-625-8696

EXPERIENCED
FRAME AND TRIM
CARPENTERS
for custom home build-
ing.Must have tools and
transportation. Call
474-0903.

FACIA & SOFFIT GUTTER
INSTALLERS. Immediate
opening for exp. installers.
Must have at least 3 yrs. veri-
fiable install exp. and must
hold a VALID FL. DL. We pro-
vide truck & power tools.
Competitive pay. Call today,
(941)-255-3330
FAST PACED Pool Service
& Construction Company
seeking F/T repair person.
Must be experienced, self-
motivated & organized. (M-
F 7-4). Excel. Pay; experi-
ence only need apply. Call
for interview (941) 575-
7222 or fax resume to
(941) 575-7273
Foreman for sanitary sewer
& utility work. Exp. required.
J.P. Murphy, Inc. (239)-470-
2821
Full Time Drivers & Labor-
ers positions available. CDL
Class B required. Benefits
include FREE health ins, 2
wks paid vacation, pd holidays
& sick time, Christmas bonus,
401K plan with profit sharing.
Min. 10 hrs week overtime.
No nights, no weekends, no
holidays. A great opportunity
for anyone who likes working
outdoors. Come see us at
19910 Veterans Blvd., Port
Charlotte.
Great opportunity in Fort
Myers! MRT, a CEMEX com-
pany, is looking for individuals
to join our team. Immediate
openings at our Fort Myers fly
ash facility. Excellent salary
and company benefits.

Operations Coordinator.
Overall management of distri-
bution terminal, loading
trucks, unloading railcars,
QA/QC testing and weigh
scale operations. Cement-
related industry experience or
supervisory experience given
consideration.

Operators. Responsibilities
include loading trucks and
unloading railcars, operating
railcar-moving equipment, pre-
ventive maintenance and other
assigned duties.

Submit resume with salary his-
tory to LMarshall@mrtus.com
or 281-362-0367 (fax). EOE.
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E-mail:
debbie@sun-herald.com
or Call: 941-206-1500


SUN

We are an Equal
Opportunity Employer ,

HEAVY EQUIPMENT
MECHANIC w/own tools.
Call Bill @ Forsberg
Construction.(941)-637-8500
EOE/DFWP
HELP WANTED
For Lift Station Plumbing
Company. Mechanically
inclined. Clean driving
record required. Good Pay
& benefits. 941-575-6009


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Construction.(941-637-8500
Wanted INSTALLERS for EOE/DFWP
flo-crete Co. Will train.
Employerpay p percentage PLASTERS, LATHERS &
of health insurance. Laborers wanted.
Call Jeff (941)-815-0005. Top pay. Local Work.
Must have transportation.
INSTALLER FOR AWNING CO. 474-7419 or 321-3121
Bilingual spanish req. Top pay
+ benefits. Construction back- PLUMBING FOREMEN
ground helpful. Drivers lic. PLUMBERS & HELPERS
(941)475-7699 Top Wages
INSTALLER. Blinds, Shutters, Great Benefits Health &
Draperies. Apply at: ASI Life Ins.
Decor, 4280 Bee Ridge Rd, Dental, LTD, 401(k), ESOP,
Sarasota or fax: (9411-3790398 Paid Vacation
IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN Call (239-332-4646 ext
ValleyCrest Landscape Mainte- 244
nance is growing and wants
you to grow with our team. B&I Contractors, Inc.
Currently we need person with An Employee Owned
experience in inspection and Company
troubleshooting to include Visit us on-line
tracking and repairing valves. bandicontractors.com
For the person with the right
experience we have excellent PLUMBERS / HELPERS for
salary and benefits. Lee & Charlotte County com-
Call 941-429-8955 or fax mercial projects. Plumbers
resume to 941-429-0985 min 4 yrs exp. & Helpers min.
DFW/EOE 2 yrs exp. Must have DL &
transportation. Excellent Ben-
Keesling efits. Call (941) 575-6257
Construction, Inc.
Area's most established PLUMBERS & HELPERS FOR
structural concrete con- NEW CONSTRUCTION.
structors are currently seek- TOP PAY. BENEFITS. START
ing personnel for the follow- NOW! (941)-475-0781
ing positions for work in the ha
Charlotte Co. area. Long PLUMBERS (all phases) &I
term, career minded, quality SERVICE PLUMBERS Bene-
conscious individuals only fits including insurance &
need apply more. DFWP. Top Wages. Call
*Crane operator, Charlotte Plumbing (941)-625-
*Boom Pump Operator 9981
*Working Foreman PLUMBERS EXP. HELPERS

*Carpenter Helpers $500.-$2000. Sign on bonus
*Concrete Finishers Holiday, Vac. & Benefits. Work
*Marine Construction in Boca Grande. (941)-698-
Personnel 9995 or (813)-714-3146
Masons PLUMBERS needed for
Mason Tenders SUN TECH PLUMBING
Apply in person at 615 Ear
Dupont Street, Punta Gorda, Earn up to $25. per hour.
FL or call (941) 639-3166 Great benefit package!
Drug Free Workplace Advancement opportunities!
(239)-337-7607 or fax
LANDSCAPE resume to (239)-337-7605
CREWLEADERS PLUMBERS AND HELPERS
ValleyCrest Landscape Mainte- NEEDED TO WORK CHAR. &
nance is growing and wants SARASOTA COUNTY, EXP.
you to grow with our team. NECESSARY, 423-1400
Currently we need experi-
enced Crew Leaders. Must Plumbers/Helpers &
have a valid Florida Drivers Service Techs
License. Bi-lingual is a plus. Immediate openings. No 24hr.
For the person with the right requirements. Babes Plumbing
experience we offer excellent Inc, 140 E. Miami Av. Venice.
salary and benefits. (941)-488-6074 D/F/W/P, EOE
941-429-8955 or fax resume PLUMBERS, Techs, and
to 941-429-0985. Apply in Apprentices. Top Pay + Pd.
person @ 12145B Tamiami Hol., Vac., Health, Ret.
Trail, North Port, 3-5, M-F DFWP 205-2133 or at
DFWP. EOE raysplumbinginc.com
LICENSED/INSURED SUB-
CONTRACTORS NEEDED POOL SERVICE Technician
DFWP, Background checks Will train the right person.
F a o h Must be self-motivated,
required. Call (941)-485-5671 Must be self-m & organized,
MAJOR CONCRETE PRO- Excellent Pay. Call for an
DUCER looking for Heavy application (941) 575-
Duty Truck Mechanic in 7222 or fax resume to
Sarasota & Charlotte Coun- (941) 575-7233.
ties. Must own tools. Good
Pay. Family health, benefit POOL CLEANER: Must have
pkg., pd. vacations & pension clean FL. drivers license.
plan. Call 1-941-626-9700 Excellent pay with experience.
Apply in person at Casa Pools,
MAINTENANCE TECH 1212 Enterprise Dr. P.C.
Wanted for 95 single family DFWP. No calls please
homes in North Port. HVAC
Certified. -Own vehicle req. PRINTING PRESS
Exp. in plumbing, painting and OPERATOR
carpentry required. Fulltime Local printing company, Ab
w/benefits. Fax resume or let- Dick 1 and 2 color presses.
ter of interest to 941-423- Pay depending on exp.,
2876. EOE. (941)-627-0014


Mechanic Small Engine 2 & 4
cycle equipment wanted FT
for Chenango Supply. Kohler,
Honda, Briggs, etc certified
and knowledge of construc-
tion equipment & materials a
plus. DFWP. Call 941-637-
1165
MECHANIC FOR VENICE,
Florida shop, fleet mainte-
nrance. A quality candidate
is an experienced diesel
truck mechanic and small
engine technician w/ pre-
ventative maintenance and
repair experience. Tools
are required, bilingual Eng-
lish/Spanish a plus. Great
benefits, competitive
wages. Call (941)-468-
4683 to schedule an inter-
view or fax resume to
(941)-486-8982
MECHANIC'S HELPER Pay
based on experience. Apply
at D.M. Construction, 3801 E.
Henry St, P.G. (941)-639-
3666. DFWP
METAL FRAMERS wanted.
Interior light guage work,
Commercial/Resident
Please call 941-629-2558.
Need experienced Tractor
driver/operator. Mardis
Citrus (863)-494-2211
Now hiring experienced Brick
Mason and helpers Exp. in
manufactured home's, brick
facing & skirting a plus.
941-639-1003

Now Hiring Experienced
Aluminum Installers.
(941)639-1003
228 E. Ann Street PG.
PAINTERS- EXPERIENCED
TRANSPORTATION A MUST.
GREAT PAY, BENEFITS, PAID
VACATION. BONUSES.
(941)423-3838 cell 628-1596
PAINTER. Minimum 7 yrs exp
in new construction. Spraying
ability a must. Good pay.
(941)-697-3196 or 276-2744
PAINTERS NEEDED, experi-
enced. Must have own trans-
portation. Call Dan Miller,
(941)-475-4687 or 830-0360
PAINTERS WANTED. Must
have 7 years experience in
ALL Phases: paint, spray,
brush & roll. TOP PAY! Also
looking for QUALIFIED
LEADMEN. Call (941)-743-
4939 Leave message
PIPE LAYERS, EXPERI-
ENCED & CONSTRUCTION
LABORERS,


avail. $12-$20/hr. Paid
health ins., matching
401K. Entry level available
for right person. Call for
confidential interview,
Venice 941-497-1290 or
fax resume to 941-497-
6186 or email straversur-
veymap@comcast.net Pt.
Charlotte 941-624-4900,
fax 941-624-3471 email
pcstrayer@comast.net


PRESS OR
MAIL ROOM
MECHANIC
Experienced pre-
ferred. 40 hr + work
week, excellent bene-
fit package. 401k,
Vacation, health.
Immediate opening.
Contact:
John Totzeck,
Maintenance Mgr.
941-206-1423
or
Richard Hackney
VP of Operations
941-206-1400
DFWP/EOE

PRESSMAN
WANTED

The Venice Gondolier Sun
is looking for an
experienced
OFFSET PRESSMAN.

Compensation based on
experience.

BENEFITS INCLUDE

HEALTH CARE:
SMedical Insurance
*Supplemental
Insurance from AFLAC
*Prescription Drugs

SECURITY
ODisability
*Short Term Disability
*Life Insurance

EQUITY
@401(k) Savings Plan
with Company match
*Employee stock
purchase plan
*GTE Credit Union

WORK & FAMILY
*Paid Vacation
*Paid Holidays
*Tuition Reimbursement

Please send resume or
application to

,1 ENICEr9
V Gondolier Sun

Production Manager
200 E. Venice Av.
Venice Florida 34285
email:
iking~ ecnicegondolier.com
Drug-Free Workplace
Road Building Contractor
with jobs in Port Charlotte
wants experienced
GRADER/LOADER/DOZER
OPERATOR, FUEL/SER-
VICE TRUCK DRIVER. Call
941-624-5718 Monday Fri.
between 8am-5pm
*ROOFERS WANTED**
3 years minimum experience,
competitive pay. Call
(941)-255-3330

./'R o ofi ng
-Estimator!"
Must have at least 5 yrs
exp. (10 years a plus!)
in all types of Commer-
cial and Industrial roof-
ing systems with an
emphasis on single ply
systems. Duties incl.
estimating & coordina-
tion of material pur-
chases & deliveries.
Please call Amanda @
941-964-6472. ,//-

ROOFING positions available
for experienced roofers. TILE
FOREMAN, REPAIR TECH.,
for tile, PVC (single ply), build-
up & shingles. Florida Drivers
License a must. Excellent pay
& benefits. Call Bill (239)-277-
9200

Snelling
Staffing Services
"Excellence in Personnel"
Hands on Maint. Mgr.
ALF Facility
Plumbers & Plumbers
Helpers, Exp. Main-
tenance w/AC exp.
992 Tamiami Trail. PC
(941) 624-5570

Superintendent for custom
home builder. Absolutely
must have experience.
Must be organized, detail ori-
ented & able to schedule.
Must have own reliable trans-
portation. Fax resume to:
(941) 833-1014

SURVEYING
Banks Engineering is now
hiring, qualified candi-
dates for Survey Instru-
ment Man and Crew Chief.
Positions at our Port Char-
lotte office. Competitive
wages and benefits. For
interview call: 1-(239)-
910-5052. Sat-Sun from
10am to 5pm or Mon-Fri
8am to 5pm.

SURVEY FIRM seeking exp.
field personnel: F/T o/T


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SWIMMING POOL BUILDER
IN SEARCH OF
WORKING SUPERVISOR.
Exp. should include:
Equip. sets, start up, punch
out and customer relations.
Spanish/English a plus.
Solid Co. with good
reputation. Pay and benefits
open. Respond to
941-488-8302. E.O.E.
TRIM & CROWN molding instal-
lation. Shelving & built in office
work tops, cabinet installation
and custom built ins. Door &
window installation. Lic/Ins.
Workmans Comp. Glen 941-
628-3214 or Ellen 941-628-
3213.
Glen Purdy Contractors, Inc.
Welder
Day Shift
Venice Location

Structural welding
experience required.
Will repair heavy-duty trucks.

For immediate interview,
call 1-877-220-5627
Reference code SWDMT.
EOE / DFWP

2060 MANAGEMENT

AutoZone, the fastest growing
retail autoparts chain has
immediate openings for: Parts
Sales Managers, -Full and part
time sales and delivery dri-
vers.
We offer flexible hours includ-
ing evenings and weekends,
competitive benefits including
paid vacation, holidays and
health insurance. Please call
1-800-280-0519 for more
information.
Fast growing yellow
page company look-
ing for experienced &
'aggressive sales
manager/trainer. Great oppor-
tunity.
Call 941- 627-1055 ask for
Tammy

MANAGER'S ASSISTANT
STORAGE ZONE
12560 TAMIAMI TRAIL
NORTH PORT, FL 34287

Expanding Storage Facility
and Truck Rental is currently
accepting applications for a
person with strong comput-
er skills to assist the man-
ager.

Must be personable with
customers, a self starter
and able to work alone,
making decisions per
company policy. '

Responsibilities include,
renting storage units, rent-
ing Budget trucks, explain-
ing and completing contract
with customers, receiving
and posting payments, mail-
ing invoices and notices,
keeping a clean working
environment.

Hours will be 24 to 30 per
week to full time when expan-
sion is completed. First 2
weeks, full time training.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Now Hiring Management for
Arcadia Taco Bell. Good
Bonus Program Apply Within
at 1328 E. Oak St. Arcadia
PORT CITY JAVA
New and exciting Coffee
House Internet Cafe seeking
F/T Manager. Great attitude
and Management experience
required. Fax resume to: 941-
613-1732.
Work Where You Play!
Assistant manager position
is now open, call between
8am 4pm, 941-276-3611
For interview

2070 SALES

Independent Consultant
for international company
featuring Swiss herbal and
botanically-based anti-
aging skin care, sun-
screen, "made in the
shade" self tanner, profes-
sional mineral-based cos-
metics, nutrition, weight
mgmt and more. Sell the
oily skin care and make
up endorsed by the Ameri-
can Modeling Association.
$100k plus income poten-
tial! Be part of the rapidly
growing $70 billion Health
& Wellness Industry.
Call Ron or Michele
for details at
941-932-1209 or email'
ron4Oove@tampabay.rr.corr
(Based on individual efforts)

CAREER CHANGE
Mortgage Corp. seeks self
starters. Will train. $1200
$5K/mo. 1-800-632-0431
A CAREER IN REAL I
ESTATE? Go to .i
www.prudertalwillage.coi
and take a lesi ro see If it's
career or you Just cliclon
"Career in Real Estate"
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Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, Real Estate Classified


2070 SALES 2070 SALES 2070 SALES 2070 SALES 2100 GENERAL


ADVERTISING SALES
OPPORTUNITY
Self-Driven,
Money-Motivate
Closers Needed!

Our sales reps have the
opportunity to earn excel-
lent commission plus guar-
anteed base.
WE PROVIDE:
$Med/Dental/Life Insur.
S401K
$Paid Training
SPaid Vacation
$Contests & Incentives
$Excellent Environment
Bring your creativity and
dedication for a position you
can grow with. WE ARE THE
CHANGE YOU'RE LOOKING
FOR! Call today:
Movie Facts, Inc.
(941) 625-8800

AFLAC-Professional Sales Assoc.
Licensed health agents &
candidates w/outside sales
exp pref. AFLAC agents are inde-
peindant agents & are not employ-
ees of AFLAC (941)587-6242.
Agents REALTY
EXTRAORDINAIRE SEEKING
AGENTS.' Exp'd/New!
No extra fees/ Will train
Call Estelle (941)223-4008
American USA Gutters


Sales rep., experienced in
gutters. Health benefits
available. Call 473-3533

APPOINTMENT
SETTERS

9AM TO 2 PM
or
4PM TO 9PM
plus
2 Saturday per month

Earn full time pay
.0 Guaranteed hourly
and bonus
Vacation
Health Plan
Near Town Center Mall

Call Joyce for
an interview
1-800-295-6551


*******


AUtO SALES
HERE WE
GROW AGAIN!!

WANT A NEW
CAREER?
Charlotte Counrty s
#1 Volume Used
.:. Car Dealer Seeks
Sales Wornen & Men to
staff their Ptinra Gorda
,loc ticrn & the BRAND
NEW Charlott Harbor
oirciation Ortering the
Scale nest "Lie 'Jt ,"' ,. srs
& trur ;, n Ch3nrli ,r
Count'yi No. e. pernernce
req'd. C:.mpil.-Le training
program' Guiarsntied
salary + commi'T an'r
941-639-1601
GENE GORMAN'S
AUTO SALES
3305 S. Tamiami Trail
Punta Gorda. FL




AUTO SALES
We are in need of 2 sales
people. Exp. preferred but
will train the right individ-
ual. Great work environ-
ment, pay scale, benefits
& hours. For confidential
Interview John Mulcahy or
John Robinson @
Bay Harbor Ford
Englewood Fl
941-475-5444

BOCA GRANDE
FUGATES DEPT. STORE has
fulltime Sales Clerk pos. avail-
able. Cash Reg. experience.
-Bridge pass provided. Store
hours M-S, 9-5, Sun. 9-4.
(941)-964-2323 for interview
CEMETERY & FUNERAL
SALES
GREAT COMMISSIONS,
BENEFITS. DFWP/EOE
Gulf Pines Memorial Park,
(941)-474-2413
DARBY SOUTH
USED CAR SUPER STORE
Has an opening for used
CAR SALESPERSON
No Experience Necessary
Great working conditions,
good inventory. Team play-
ers only. Call Mark for appt.
(941)-483-4276
=XP. Sales Person, must be
motivated, for manufac-
tired home sales lot.
Straight commission, out-
sanding earning potential.
9l1- 875-3361.


Call A4V





1 Surfing

WIll
never
Sbe the

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629-8256
or
483-4848
A 5 aot Sun Coast Medea Group, Inc
Puiders of the Sun Herad Newspapers


- K

EXPERIENCED
ENERGETIC
BOAT SALES
PEOPLE
WANTED

Full-time positions,
excellent pay,
Benefits.

Call John at
(941)-475-6882
or Fax resume to
941-473-7525

Royal Palm
Marina
779 W. Wentworth
Q Englewood, FL


Fast growing yellow
m page company look-
ing for experienced
'& aggressive sales
manager/ trainer. Great
opportunity.
Call 941- 627-1055 ask for
Tammy


Fast growing yellow,
page company now
hiring
Inside and Outside Sales
Representatives
Salary plus commission
All Benefits plus training
No overnight traveling
Located in Port Charlotte
Call local sales office
941- 627-1055

Help Wanted
Advertising
Consultant
Are You:

Self Motivated
"Assertive
Personable
Like working with people?
"Don't want an all day
desk job?

We will train you and
provide:

An Established Port
Charlotte Territory
Salary Plus Commission
Mileage Reimbursement
Full Benefits Including
401K

E-mail Resume to
adcopy@greensheet-shopper.com
or call Donna "Z"
941-206-1900

A Sun Coast Media
Publication

Drug Free Workplace


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Help Wanted
Advertising
Consultant

Are You:

*Self Motivated
*Assertive
* Personable
*Like working wilh
people?
*Don't want an all day
desk job?

We will train you
and provide:

*An Established Port
Charlotte Territory
*Salary Plus Commis-
sion
*Mileage Reimburse-
ment
* Full Benefits Includ-
ing
401 K

Please E-mail
Resume to

adcopy@greensheetshopper.com
or call Donna Zajdlik,
Sales Manager 941-206-
1900

A Sun Coast Media
Publication

Drug Free Workplace


INSIDE ADVERTISING
SALES CAREER
OPPORTUNITY
The Green Sheet offers an
opportunity for a highly
motivated individual, must
be a Team player, seeking
an opportunity to join our
inside sales team.

WE OFFER;
Competitive Salary Plus
Commissions.
Paid Vacation.
Health & Life Insurance.
Disability Benefits 401(k)
* Training
Pleasant Work
Environment

Please Send Resume To:
The Green Sheet
Office Manager
Jodi Terranella
2733-C Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Fax to: 941-629-6556
or E-mail to:
adcopy@greensheetshopper.com


InvestorsChoice Real
Estate is seeking Motivated
Agents to serve in our Pt.
Charlotte and Englewood
Offices. For a private
interview, Call Dave
941-475-701:1 Englewood
941-743-4831 Pt. Charlotte
Looking for Insurance agents
for branch office. We supply
leads in training to all hires.
Branch Manager Andy Bliss
941-276-5858
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR
Semi-private golf & coun-
try club looking for a high
energetic individual with
strong work ethic and
communication skills. Pri-
mary focus on member-
ship sales and relationship
building. Minimum 5 years
of sales experience a
must. Great earning
potential with medical
benefits included.
Email resume to
paul@heron-creek.com

NEWSPAPER
ADVERTISING
SALES

MANAGER

Come work at the Char-
lotte Sun, American's
Best Community Daily
newspaper. This is an
outstanding opportunity
to join a company where
you make the difference.
We are looking for an
experienced sales
manager with a posi-
tive, energetic, can-do
approach to join our
adverting team. We are
looking for a highly
motivated individual who
thrives on the sales
challenges and enjoys
working in a positive
team environment.

Responsibilities include
managing a sales team
to service existing
clients, marketing of new
prospects, face-to-face
sales, closing contracts,
identifying client needs,
and cold calling. Quali-
fied candidate will have
the drive to meet and
exceed sales targets,
exceptional sales presen-
tation skills, and excel-
lent verbal and written
communication skills.

Join us as we set the
industry standard for pro-
fessionalism and quality!

We offer:
Competitive salary plus
commission
*Vacation
Health Insurance
Sick and Short Term
Disability
S401(k) with company
match
Training
Stable company that is
very community mind-
ed and involved

Please send your resume
to:
Charlotte Sun
Advertising Manager,
Debbie Dunn-Rankin
23170 Harbor View Road
Port Charlotte, FL 33980

Fax to: 941-629-4499
Email:
Debbie@sun-herald.com

Outside sales position for
print media. Excellent com-
mission structure with $525
base plus benefits. Send
resume by fax (941) 639-
4832 or email:
kthompson@breezenewsDapers corn
REALTORS wanted. Work in
model home & resales.
SUNSTATE REALTY
(941)-766-0500
Real Estate Internship.
Learn while you get paid.
Weekends mandatory. Berson
Realty Group. Linda 941-639-
3200 Ext. 203
REAL ESTATE LICENSE
Full tuition riembursement!
Century 21 C&L Real Estate
(Community & Leadershiop)
Full scheduled training/support
Liberal Commission Split
Days (941) 485-9222
Eves (941) 497-0620
Results rewarded in Software
Sales. Must cold call. Email
jobs@scheduleview.com with
your sales skills, ability to cold
call & accomplishments.

ROUTE SALES
Great work environment;
hourly + commissions!
Full time, M-F. Med-
ical/Dental, 401K. Class
B Drivers lic. required.
Apply in person; Culligan
Water, 1099 Enterprise Ct.
Nokomis FL 941-485-7526
Drug Free Workplace

SALES PERSON full time for
growing medical supply com-
pany. Apply in person: 1825
E. Tamiami Trail, Pt. Charlotte

Snelling
Staffing Services
"Excellence in Personnel"
Commercial Color Printing


Exp. required.
Call for details!
992 Tamiami Trail. PC
(941) 624-5570


The Venice Gondolier
Sun is looking for a





Excellent Benefits
To Include
*Paid Vacation
*Paid Holidays
*Health Care
OMedical
*401(k) Savings Plan
with Company match

Please submit resume
to Bob Vedder'
Fax: 941-485-3036
or apply within
V NICE (i
Gondolier Sun

200 E. Venice Av.
Venice Florida
Drug-Free Workplace


WANT A CAREER IN
REAL ESTATE?

Coldwell Banker
America's Premier
Real Estate Company.
National recognition,
strong management,
training & ethics will
help you succeed.
Brad Geddeis, Mgr.
Port Charlotte, West
1-800-780-1245
Melissa Vanderbilt, Mgr.
Port Charlotte, East
1-800-626-1249
Bill Diekman, Mgr.
North Port
1-800-846-4910
Margaret Schaad, Mgr.
Englewood/Gulf Cove
1-800-741-7827




SUNSTAR REALTY, INC.
MORRIS REALTY, INC.


WHY?
Why do so many Realtors
affiliate with ERA Advan-
tage Realty? Could it be
the integrated marketing
they offer the Sales Force
at no cost? Maybe the
technology tools they pro-
vide their Sales Profes-
sionals? Or perhaps it's
just a Great Professional
Environment. Whatever
the case, you can experi-
ence the same benefits.
For more information on
joining our Team
call Joel Ament at
ERA Advantage Realty
(9411-255-5300


2090 CHILD/ADULT
CARE NEEDED

BEGINNING ACADEMY
DAYCARE
Now hiring Teachers FT/PT.
Call 941-575-7074
Exp childcare provider needed
for night position in my home.
Flex. schedule, 2 nights a
week. 6PM-8:30AM in N. Port
area. (941)-429-9410
MILD STROKE victim (M 58)
looking for friendly, live-in dri-
ver/ helper. Some housekeep-
ing. Room & board + $100
week. (941)-639-5708
NEED CARING, DEPENDABLE
PERSON TO WORK WITH CHIL-
DREN, AGES 0-5YRS. WILL-
ING TO TRAIN. EAST ENGL.
CALL (941)475-2631
Preschool & Toddler
Teachers FT/PT Benefits
avail. No weekends.
St. Marks Preschool
(941)-484-8707

2100 GENERAL


ROYAL MAID SVC
EXPERIENCED CLEAN-
ING STAFF required
Mon-Fri. Weekly pay-
check. bonus & benefits.
Transportation provided.
(9411-486-1624

CAREER CHANGE
Mortgage Corp. seeks self-
starters. Will train. $1200-
$5K/mo. 1-800-632-0434

2 F/T HOUSEKEEPERS
$300 SIGN ON BONUS
Paid In 30, 60, 90 Days

Premier Retirement com-
munity is seeking 2 indi-
viduals to join our team.
We offer competitive
wages, Medical & Dental
Ins. and Retirement Saving
Plan. We pay for experi-
ence. Apply at:
VILLAGE ON THE ISLE
930 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL
Venice FL 34285 OR
CALL 486-5479 FOR APPT
EOE D/F/W/P


Training, Support, Leads
No Fees, Great Splits |-
New Licensees Encouraged Fi.rt Lfo'" Dmea. Co !I
Realty Concepts 743-8255 ,I,., c fdie .

ADVERTISE! 207-1200 Vee/NortkPort
JADVERTISE!M I oI I...g


PRIVACY

OFFICER &

SECURITY

GUARD
WCI Communities' gated
community in North
Venice, The Venetian, is
currently seeking the fol-
lowing:

PRIVACY
OFFICER
All shifts
(Night, morning,
evening), Full &
Part-Time
Responsible for greeting
and patrolling our proper-
ty.
Apply in person at
the guard gate
(Exit 195 off 1-75; East on
Laurel Road, located on
the left side of the road).

SECURITY
GUARD
Thursday & Friday,
12p-6p &
Saturday 9a-5p

Responsible for providing
security on a construction
site.
Call 941-650-8600
to apply. EOE/DFWP.





AUTO TECH/LUBE SPE-
CIALIST needed, 1 year auto-
motive experience preferred
but will train. Steady work,
Mon Sat. Good pay. Call Paul
941-743-2699.
ACE Door hiring FT Shop Help.
Exp. preferred but not neces-
sary. Benefits available after
90 days. Apply at: 1232 Mar-
ket Circle, Port Charlotte
ALBRIGHT Plastering is seek-
ing a POOL PLASTERING
LABORER. Must have valid
FL. Drivers License. 941-255-
5586 Or apply at: 17776 Tole-
do Blade Blvd. P. C.
ALUMINUM COMPANY
EngI based seeks Mature
reliable Installers. Must
have clean drivers lic. Will
Train. Full Benefits. $350-
$1200/wk 941-473-3533
ALUMINUM CONTRACTOR
helper needed. Full time. Must
have Fla. DLs & own trans. Will
train. 941-625-3995



AMBITIOUS TEAM
PROFESSIONAL
FULL TIME, transporter to
transport eldely individuals,
some care wanted. $9.35
hour. Please call (941)-575-
4625 or 941-456-0565




SU NL I NEWSPAPERS



Are you sick of sitting
home night after night
watching the same old
re-runs? Then come join
our team at the Charlotte
Sun where you can get
together with great friendly
people, you are all
welcome here. The
Charlotte Sun is one of the
fastest growing newspa-
pers in the country and we
are
taking applications for
the following positions.


Night Mailroom
Inserting Crew

From 11:45 pm to 3:45
am
Must be able to lift 25 Ibs
20 to 30 hours per week
Minimum of 4 nights
needed
If this sounds like your kind
of job please come in and
fill out an application
between 8:30 am to 4:30
pm, Monday thru Friday,
OR 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM

The Charlotte Sun
23170 Harborview Rd.
Charlotte Harbor
(Office is across from
Schoolhouse Square)
941 ( 206 1436 )

ASSOCIATE TRAINEE
Growing organization has
immediate openings for 2 pro-
fessionally minded people with
integrity and good people
skills. Must be willing to work
hard and be trained. Above
average earnings and a
chance to be your own boss! If
calling from Punta Gorda, Port
Charlotte and Arcadia call Bill
at (941) 205-2160; if calling
from North Port, Englewood
and Venice call Sandy at (941)
429-3130.
AutoZone, the fastest growing
retail autoparts chain has


immediate openings for: Parts
Sales Managers, Full and part
time sales and delivery dri-
vers.
We offer flexible hours includ-
ing evenings and weekends,
competitive benefits including
paid vacation, holidays and
health insurance. Please call
1-800-280-0519 for more
information.


2100 GENERAL

Bkkeeper/Secretary, P/T/F/T
exp. Quickbooks. Fork Lift,
will train. Sales inside/outside.
Downstone Pavers, Engl.
474-9100 FX 474-9050
BOB'S CARPET MART
Sales are fantastic. Immed
iate openings for experi-
enced SALES PROFESSION-
ALS STORE MANAGER,
INSTALLERS & WAREHOUSE.
ONLY THE BEST NEEDS TO
APPLY.! Positions open in
Venice & Pt Charlotte.
Call Bob Surhigh at
941-493-2708
Breakfast/lunch Cook
needed Must have experi-
enced. Also accepting applica-
tions for servers and kitchen
help. Apply at the Arcadia
Tea Room or call Don at 863-
494-2424


2100 GENERAL 2100 GENERAL 2100 GENERAL


DOCK ATTENDANT NIGHT,
3 NIGHTS PER WEEK.
CALL PAUL (941)-964-0154
DOCK HAND NEEDED FOR
MARINA ON BOCA GRANDE,
CALL PAUL (941)-964-0154

DOCKHAND -
DOCKMASTER
Palm Island Marina in
Englewood is taking
applications for a responsi-
ble, self motivated, ener-
getic person who works
well with the public. Physi-
cal labor involved. Some
computer skills necessary.
Call Harbormaster
for appointment.
(941)-697-4356

DRIVER take people to
appts. 25+. Gd driving


record. $7/hr. to start.
CARPET CLEANING 941-475-8294
STANLEY STEEMER
DRIVER
Full Time Employment
Paid Training FIS seeks a driver with 1 year
Guaranteed Hourly Rate light truck exp, plus a clean
Bonuses and Overtime driving record. Background
$300.-$400/wk While check req'd. Great pay/bene-
Training fits & sign-on bonus! Apply M-
$350-$650/wk After F 8-4 at: 1060 Endeavor Cr.,
Promotion Unit D, Nokomis, FL 34275.
Free Credit Union PH: (941)-412-0091.
Health Insurance EOE / DFWP
Assistance Driver wanted for Arcadia
$300 Signing Bonus transportation company. Must
After 90 Days have valid FL driver license,
*We Supply All Equipment able to pass a DOT physical
and drug test. Will train. EOE
Driving record, criminal Drug free workplace. Call
background check and 863-993-3733 M-F 7am-5pm
drug screening for application.
performed.
Call 941-423-5380 Driver/Warehouse person,
for interview, full time for Chenango Supply
Co. Fabrication and delivery of
CAR WASH building materials. Heavy lift-
FT/PT Flexible hours. Earn up ing required. Must be over 21
to $9.00/hr, no experience with clean driving record.
necessary. Great environ- DFWP Call 637-1165
ment. Apply Eager Beaver Car DRIVERS for elderly service
Wash (941)497-6665 provider. 1 P/T Up to 19 hrs
CLEANERS per week-no benefits. 1
F/T with benefits Must have
WINDOW & NEW valid CDL & good driving
CONSTRUCTION record. Smoke free environ-
Experience a plus ment. Pre-employment drug
941-284-6009 test. Apply: Senior Friendship
Some Sarasota Work Center Transportation Dept.,
2350 Scenic Dr. Venice. EOE
Cleaning person for const.
comm. & office. Day/Evening. DRIVERS NEEDED. Growing
Exp. a plus. Reliable trans- hauling company looking for
portation. (941) 623-3847 people with good work ethics,
common sense. Clean driving
CLEANING PERSON for new record required. Some experi-
construction, trans req. ence pulling trailer needed.
Start lmmed. N. Port area. Class B required. Call for
Call Jenn 941-815-7231 appt. 941-637-5969.

CODE ENFORCEMENT' EARN $3200/MONTH
-INSPEQTOR.. PROCESS HUD REFUNDS
y .: HUD-INFO-HOTLINE
The City of Veice is .seek- 941-556-1300
ing qualified appIl6its,for
tlie position -of Code -r AR A-
Enforcement Inspector.
Must'have 5-years demon Wea e ng-
strated eyperierce n ultlity i i du t ei
related construction Iphne 'ook'an-b -
and.or inspection plus 3 verifitionopra
years ,nterpreting, docu- .infllo
meeting, reporting and/or c -
correcting violatiors of
regulatory.,codes and ord,- *E -W
narces, plus Proficienl -
computer skills. .Prefer
current Code Enforcement VEI
Certification. -Must be OST I =
able to work under the NOKMI
stress of multiple prion-
ties, w/excephonal corn- Mutha il
munication skills-. Must be
able to pass pr-employ.
ment physical w/dru g da
screen, baqkgroun'd/drin-
.ving record checks. Must .- --
have vaid FL drivers
licernie.e l


Starting salary:
S14.5312,/hr.
Aoply or, line at
www.venicegov.com or

Venice City Hall
Room #116
401 W. Venice Ave.
Venice, FL 34285


1-8001-373-3280
Temporary
Positions

Mon-Fri. 7:30 arn-
7:00 prn CST


I : 5777 'f H4 -M


Phone: (941) 486-2626
ext. 2055; Epo
ksemaL@ci.venlce.f. ENVIRONMENTAL LAB seeking
kDeahnceni0cef.Us0 F/T Lab Technicians. Environmen-
Dealine: 02-;.23/06 tal science background preferred.
EOE'Drug Free Workplace Fax resume to (9411484-6774

CONSTRUCTION FLOOR buffer operators.
LABORERS wanting to learn Run a propane floor buffer
a trade. Pd Holidays, Vac., & machine, sweep & mop. $10-
Insurance. Transportation & $11/hr, part time mornings &
DL a must. (941)-575-6257 evenings. 20-30 hrs/week.
DOOR ASSEMBLER, (will Weekly pay.Call for appt. 352-
DOOR ASSEMBLER (wi 564-2025 or 800-236-9398
train) Heavy lifting. FT with 5642025 or 800-236-9398
benefits. Apply in person: FOOT ORTHODIC LAB
Stephens Window & Door, Looking to train individual
25550 Technology Blvd. P.G. for tech position. Great
DAILY WORK/DAILY PAY opportunity to learn a new
Temp. to Perm No Fees trade. Working w/ small
All Types of Positions machinery, computers
LABOR FINDERS (CAD/CAM) and the fabri-
LAB FIN S cation of shoe inserts.
.. 6274041 Must be highly motivated,
EOE Trans. Avail. enthusiastic team player
DANCERS TOPLESS and have an eye for detail.
Apply in person, 509 Paul
WANTED Morris Dr. EngI or call
$300 a shift (941)-473-0620
941-457-7077
Front desk/body wrap tech.
DELI Person for new Italian Will train no wknds. $12 to
Market in Port Charlotte. $14 hour. Apply Slender Life
Full Time, experience pre- 8456 South Tamiami Trail.
ferred. (239) 633-9823 Sarasota (2391-822-2920
DELIVERY/WAREHOUSE: FT Driver Wanted, Growing
PC area wholesaler seeks a Cab Co, in PC, Northport,
motivated person. CLEAN Englewood. Looking for good
MVR A MUST! F/T w/ benefits MVR Report, 639-CABS(2227)
& 401K (941)-629-4234
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE FULL TIME WANTED NOW!
Caring, dependable individuals
Itjl-l~ l 1 wanted for caring for elderly-
Monday-Friday 7:30- Night/Day Position. Will train,
4PM. Come join our Housekeeping also available.
team at Village On the (941 -575-9390, 2295 Shreve
Isle. Work in a relaxed Street, P.G.
atmosphere with friendly GATE KEEPER/CHECK-IN
staff and residents. PERSON needed full time to
Apply in person to: check-in trucks at a landfill.
VILLAGE ON THE ISLE Inquire in person at Southwest
930 TAMIAMI TRAIL Land Developers, 30001
VENICE, FL or call Zemel Road, Punta Gorda
486-5490 for appt. (941) 637-8345 Drug Free
EOE Drug Free Workplace Workplace & WE DO TEST!


GENERAL LABORERS
APPLY IN PERSON: WHITE
CEMENT SPECIALITIES, 202
Seaboard Ave. (9411488-2172
GIRL'S CONST. CLEAN.
CREW, looking for fulltime
help. Must be reliable and
energetic. Will pay for
experience, based in North
Port. 941-809-7720
GOLF COURSE SPRAY TECH
EXC. PAY! Restricted use, pes-
ticide lic. req. or obtained
within 90 days. Boca Royale
G & CC. Troy Smith (941)474-
8374 Englewood
GROUNDSKEEPER Position
available part time at Fisher-
men's Village Punta Gorda.
Apply in person at 1200 West
Retta Esplanade suite 57A.
Handyman for Home Repairs
in Pt. Char & Punta Gorda
Elec & plumbing a plus P/T,
Fax info to: (941)-637-3725
HANDYMAN, permanent Part
time for mobile home commu-
nity. Apply in person, Blue
Heron.Pines, 29200 S. Jones
Loop Rd, Lot 28, Punta Gorda
HELP WANTED ON FISH FARM
outside labor, housing &
salary 863-494-4149
between 6pm & 7pm ONLY!!

HEY!
$$$$$$$$$$

Have you heard about
our part time job with
full time pay?

Earn $200 to $500
per week
SWork only 22 to 24 hours
Work day or evening
No experience necessary
Call Kay at:
1-800-295-6551



HOUSEKEEPER 2-3
days/wk, 3 hrs./day. Must
have ref., exp. & be good at
cleaning/keeping a house.
$12/hr. 941-429-4084.

HOUSEKEEPERS and
Maintenance
Apply at Motel 6, 281 Hwy.
41 By Pass, Venice.

HOUSEKEEPERS
wanted for Charlotte
Regional Medical Center,
F/T and P/T positions, all
shifts. Call (941) 637-2592

INSULATION Installers
Experienced, Paid
insur., vacation & holi-
days 941-255-0673

JANITORIAL/ MAINTENANCE
Two openings available 32 hr
& 40 hr at condominium asso-
ciations. Must be able to work
independently an be depend-
able. Fax resume to 941-629-
0987 or fill out application at
GATEWAY MANAGEMENT,
23081 Harborview Road, 2nd
floor Port Charlotte. (Bank of
America Building ).

Kimal Lumber in Englewood
has immediate openings for
Delivery Driver and Yard
Personnel. Delivery driver
must have Class B CDL w/
airbrakes. Good Starting
Pay with Benefits and
SIGN-ON BONUS. Contact
Debbie at 484-9721 or
apply in person at 6520
Industrial Ln. Englewood
Drugfree Workplace
Landscape Maintenance
$250 Sign-on Bonus
Experience preferred
Competitive pay w/ benefits
Call Boca Bay at 941-964-0170

Lawn & Landscape
Professional, year
round work. Good rate
& pay. 941-743-0838
or 941-268-5032

Lawn & Landscaper need-
ed. Must have own transporta-
tion & equipment. Full time
employment with home
builder. Call (941)-833-1013
or fax to (941) 833-1014 for
an appointment with Nikki.

LAWN TECH needed,
Salary + commission,
benefits & paid holidays.
Will train. All Service
Pest Management
(941)-627-5833

LAWNCARE/LANDSCAPING
FI lic, Ex pay/bene's, FT/PT,
yr round wk, Englewood
A to Z (941)474-2554
LEASING CONSULTANT
Weekend P/T needed for 85
units independent senior living
community in Port Charlotte.
Great part time opportunity
we will train those looking for
experience. Fax resume to:
941-629-3747 or call direct
941-629-0043
Looking for live in
maid/chef to care for 4
bedroom home and 2 mid-
dle age business people
and 1 college student.
Duties are laundry, shop-
ping, cooking, cleaning.
Includes health insurance,
automobile, $100 a week,
room and board.
References needed.
Call 941- 627-0122


Looking for motivated Florida
couple to expand digital
imaging division of Multi-Bil-
lion $$ company from home.
6 Figure income potential.
Serious inquires only. Call.
1-800-260-9376 for interview
MAINTENANCE PERSON
SPLIT SHIFT POSITION.
SALARY & HOUSING PROVID-
ED 941-408-7413


MAINTENANCE ASST
M-F 8AM-5PM
for our Venice campus. Large
well-established non-profit
seeks hands-on individual with
grounds maintenance experi-
ence. Salary based on experi-
ence. Smoke free environ-
ment. Pre-employment drug
test. Apply: Senior Friendship
Center, 2350 Scenic Dr.
Venice. EOE
MAINTENANCE HELPER
Needed for assisted living
facility. Assist maintenance
director with repairs, general
maintenance of building,
capable of driving bus for res-
ident appointments. Apply
within at RIVER OAKS
925 S. RIVER RD.
ENGLEWOOD 8AM-4PM
MONDAY FRIDAY
EOE AL5501
MAINTENANCE PERSON
For Venice Based Co. &
Estate. 30 hrs. + per week.
$12/hr.
Must be multi-tasked,
Groundskeeping exp. a must.
Call Colette 941-408-8215.
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
and TECH. Immediate opening
for Luxury apartment commu-
nity. New construction a plus.
Great benefits & Compensa-
tion package. Fax resume to
941-255-3805 position at
Lakes of Tuscana Apts.
MAINTENANCE TECH
with Irrigation exp. Heritage
Oak Park P. C. Great pay ben-
efits. 40 hrs week. Fax
resume to: 941-235-3561 or
call Terry 941-235-3566.
Maintenance/Driver Full time,
basic knowledge of plumbing,
& electrical. Apply at Arcadia
Oaks, 1013 E. Gibson St.
Arcadia 863-993-9760

MANAGER & ASSISTANT
MANAGERS experienced
for busy convenience store
in Pt. Charlotte. Good pay
& benefits Call (239) 633-
9823
MECHANIC needed for light
equipment repair. Must have
own tools. Diesel & hydraulics
experience helpful. Valid Flori-
da Drivers License. Drug-free
Workplace. Please call (941)-
575-9444

Merry Maids
The leader in the house
Cleaning Industry is Seeking!

Professional Full
Time Cleaners
Monday thru Friday
8:00 -5:00
Must have
Valid FDL & Insurance
$10.00 hr. training,
weekly paychecks

Apply in person: M-F
10:00 4:00pm
or call 941-255-5656
18350 Paulson Dr. A-1
Pt. Charlotte, FL
Behind Sun Fleamarket
EOE/Drug/Background
Checks
NEED A ALL AROUND PER-
SON, who welds w/ a Class
B license.& mechanically
inclined $16./hr 863-990-
7185

NEED EXTRA
MONEY
Excellent part-time position
available. approx. 24-28 hrs.
weekly. Salary +comm. and
bonus program. Experience
not needed, just personable
and dependable. Call Char-
lotte Sun Circulation Call Cen-
ter, ask for Gloria or Ron 941-
206-1209 or 941-206-1201
LAWN SPRAY TECH
We have openings for
experienced Lawn &
Shrub Techs or we will train
you. Established routes,
steady .full-time work &
great pay & benefits. If you
enjoy working outdoors,
don't pass up this excellent
opportunity with a leading
company. Act now,
Call 941-488-0688
Now Hiring. All Shifts avail-
able. Benefits included. Extra
Pay for Third Shift.
Contact Barb at
941485-6142
OUTSIDE SERVICES atten-
dant Private club in Placi-
da. 20-25/hr. per week.
Lemon Bay Golf Club
(941)-697-4190

WEEKENDS ONLY
CDL required with pas-
senger endorsement.
Come join our team at
Village On the Isle. Work
in a relaxed atmosphere
with friendly staff and
residents.
VILLAGE ON THE ISLE
930 TAMIAMI TRAIL
VENICE, FL or call
486-5490 for appt.
EOE Drug Free Workplace
Part Time/Full Time, Check
cashing teller, must be people
person, flexible hours. Fax
info to 941-743-7225
Pest Control & Termite
Tech Positions available. Join
the County's best-qualified


Pest control Co. Apply in per-
son 153 Progress Cir, Venice.
941-488-2766 for directions.
PET STORE
HELP WANTED
Full Time
Apply in Person
Non-smokers
Pet Owners Warehouse
2686 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte


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2100 GENERAL



POOL TECHS







HOWARD'S
POOL WORLD


(941)-625-6007
ve
POOL SERVICE TECH e
FT/PT position. Exp. or will
train. Good pay w/ ben.
(Venice area) (941)-497-3333
PRE-SCHOOL TEACHER jme
PT or FT excellent pay w/ or
benefits. Tolls paid.
CDA pref. Boca Grande Dr
(941-964-2885
PRESSER NEEDED. NO EXPERI-
ENCE NECESSARY. A/C PLANT, $30
IVW Apply within: Venetian Paid
Cleaners, 439 S. Tamiami
Trail, Venice. (2) F
Pro Shop person needed. Will Class
train. 20-30 hours per week. erre
.Apply in person Arcadia Golf High
Course 1769 NE Livingston ande
St. Arcadia tions
Pt. CHARLOTTE CLEANING $9.5C
CO. Seeking PT Cleaner, with
$8.50-$10 per hr. Tues-Wed- bene
Fri. Nights. (941)-628-4806 90 c
QUICK LUBE TECH Good
pay & working conditions. PT:
Benefits & will train. 2 1
Phone (941)485-4061
R.A.'s needed for all shifts. VILL
Please apply at: The Court- 9301
yard, 26455 Rampart Blvd. VENI(
Port Charlotte, FL 4
Dru
RESIDENT MANAGER(S)-
Owner wil train special per-
son(s) to manage &/or pur- E
chase this estab., licensed, insu
profittable, fully occupied (6) dII
unit assisted living facility. Info a
by appt only. (941)-445-0797
# AL7471 SPEAK
RV Wash & detail person Excitin
Full or part time expand
FLEXIBLE HOURS motiva
(941)-639-6000 from hi
SCOTT PAINT P/T Onorat
DRIVER/COUNTER SALES informal
Excellent salary & benefits. to patch
Apply in person M-F, 8am-4:
3791 B Tamiami Trail, P.C.
(941-6244656
EOE D/F/W/P [
SEWING PERSON, F/T P/T for
Punta Gorda Canvas Shop. Use th
Must have boat cafivas sewing Improv
exp. 941-639-6603.
Mark T
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2100 GENERAL 2100 GENERAL 2100 GENERAL


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Swimming Pool Con-
struction: Long term,
career minded, quality
conscious individuals
only need to apply. Expe-
rienced or will train the
right person.
* LAYOUT/DIG/STEEL
* DECK CREW
* BRICK & TILE
* PUNCHOUT
Clean' FL Drivers License
required & DFWP. Apply
in person @ Nautilus
Pools, Inc. 18380 Paul-
son Drive, Port Charlotte
_- -1II rtA1.ffol ETAi


Warehouse Help Wanted for
Venice wholesale distribu-
tor. Moving to North Port-
March 2006. Seeking ener-
getic person for fast-paced
company. Includes heavy
lifting, loading/unloading
trucks, moving boxes. Non-
smoker. Must have own
transportation. F/T, bene-
fits, M-F, 8:30-5PM, $10/hr
to start. Call (941)-492-
9002 Ext. 17

2110 PARTTIME/
TEMPORARY


seeking a page
yout designer
the copy desk.

ledge of Quark a must.

This is a full time
ening position with
weekends required

E-mail resume to
Jim Merchant at:
rchant@sun-herald.com
call 941-206-1117

rug free workplace'


0/SIGN ON BONUS
d in 30, 60 & 90 days

T 11:30PM-8:OOAM
is "D" license pre-
d but not required.
School Diploma or
'alent, physically fit
good communica-
skills. Pay $8.50 to
0 hr commensurate
experience. Full
fits package after
lays for full time
oyees.

3:30PM-12:OOAM
To 3 Days a Week
Please apply at
AGE ON THE ISLE
TAMIAMI TRAIL, SO.
CE, FL 34285 or call
86-5473 E.O.E.
gFree Workplace

HELVING Installer
experienced, Paid
ur., vacation & holi-
ys 941-255-0673

(ERS AND TRAINERS
WANTED
g new company
ling nationally seeks
ted individuals to work
ome, F/T or P/T. Unlim-
:ome potential. Call Mr.
a @ 813-283-0949 for
nation, or e-mail resume
inorata@yahoo.com



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The Charlotte Sun has
openings for entry level
press operators for day
shift. Learn a trade we
will train the right appli-
cants.
Please stop by the Sun to
complete an application.
You will be contacted for an
interview.
Good company benefits:
401(k), health insurance,
life insurance and long term
disability. We are a drug
free workplace/pre-employ-
ment drug testing required.
The Charlotte Sun
23170 Harborview Rd.
Charlotte Harbor, FL
33980

Town Center Title. Exciting
workplace with advancement
opportunity seeking F/T
Processor / Warehouser..
Great attitude and experience
required. Competitive wage
and benefits. Fax resume to:
941- 613-1732.
VAN DRIVER WANTED Saraso-
ta taxi company. 55/45 split.
12 hr. shifts. Retirees wel-
come. Ted (941-539-0273


PART-TIME
20-30 HRS. PER WEEK

The Venice Gondolier Sun
is looking for a self-
starter able to perform
routine maintenance and
custodial duties in our
office and production
buildings.
Apply in person at:
S NICE Ak
Gondolier Sun

200 E. Venice Av.
Venice Florida
Attn. Production Manager
Drug-Free Workplace

CARRIER
For the Welcome Home
Magazine needed in the
Sarasota/Bradenton area.
Must be 18 or older, have
dependable car, valid FL
driver's lic., proof of insur-
ance, Social Security card
& knowledge of area. Apply
@
Welcome Home Magazine,
Venice Gondolier,
200 E. Venice Ave.,
Second Floor,
Venice, FL 34285.
No phone calls.


I * *


2110 PART TIME/
TEMPORARY

Day Mailroom

The Charlotte Sun is tak-
ing applications for day
inserting crew members. If
hired, you will become a
member of the day Packag-
ing and Distribution depart-
ment of one of the nation's
fastest growing newspa-
pers!

We have a well rounded,
dedicated team that ranges
from college students to
seniors. We are offering
20 to 30 hours per week,
with more possible. The
only requirements, you
must be able to lift 25 lbs.
(a bundle of papers) and be
able to stand for several
hours.

We are a drug free work-
place, pre-employment
drug testing required. You
must enjoy working with a
friendly and energetic crew.
If you are looking for a
great part-time job, stop by
and fill out an application
(between 8:30 a.m. and
4:30 p.m.). Ask for
Sharon.

The Charlotte Sun
23170 Harborview Rd.
Charlotte Harbor
(Harborview is just east of
Kings Highway; look fpr
our sign across from
Schoolhouse Square)

HOME DELIVERY
CARRIER
Needed for The Venice
Gondolier Sun
Newspaper

3 NIGHTS A WEEK
AREAS AVAILABLE
CAPRI ISLES &
NOKOMIS

Applications will be
accepted at the offices
of the
Venice Gondolier Sun,
200 E Venice Ave.
Venice, Florida

Classified = Resultsi


WAREHOUSE & DELIVERY CUSTOMER SERVICE,/Recep-
person. P/T. Must have clean tionist F/T Exp. a plus. Great
Florida License, Class D pre- phone skills necessary. Apply
ferred & be flexible. Call for in person: Bethel Farms,
appointment Islander Furtuni- 8780 NW Bethel Farms Road,
ture, (9411-255-9888 Arcadia,Paidvacations/holdiay
s, sick time DFWP EDE.
WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT
Areas largest carpet outlet ARE YOU ONLINE?
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& heavy !lifting. Benefits. Call Add your internet address
Don at (941) 628-2866or fax to your ad for a little extra!
resume to: (941)426-5232


2110 PART TIME/
TEMPORARY

The Venice Gondolier
Sun is looking for a


PARTIE
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2110 PART TIME/
TEMPORARY

KNOCK!!! KNOCK!!!
Opportunity is Knocking
On your Door...

The North Port Sun is
looking for energetic
individuals To join our
part time sales team

We Offer...
$9.00 an hour plus
sales commissions
3 hour afternoon shifts
Fun work environment
Plus much more!!

For details call
Stafford Dunn
@(941)-429-3011

NEED EXTRA
MONEY
Excellent part-time position
available. approx. 24-28 hrs.
weekly. Salary +comm. and
bonus program. Experience
not needed, just personable
and dependable. Call Char-
lotte Sun Circulation Call Cen-
ter, ask for Gloria or Ron 941-
206-1209 or 941-206-1201
OFFICE HELP: Venice tennis
club needs P/T staff. Comp.
skills & QuickBooks Pro a
must, desktop publ. a +t.
(941)-485-2000

P/T CLEANING
INDIVIDUAL Must be
responsible, trust-worthy
& DETAIL ORIENTED.
Great wages. Permanent.
(941)-485-0984
Drug Free Workplace
PAINT STORE, FT/PT position
for deliveries, unloading, paint
mixing & general duties.
Experienced or will train.
Venice Paint (941)493-0100
PARTY ATMOSPHERE
Enjoy working with
children of all ages?
Work Weekends.
FRI SUN 9-4
SUN FLEA MARKET
941-255-3532
SALES CLERK weekends, only.
Retirees welcome. Good
working atmosphere.
Trees, Pots & Plants
Call (941)-412-0228


Submit resume to
Kathi Walsh
Fax: 941-485-3036
Or Apply Within
200 E. Venice Av.
Venice Florida
Drug-Free Workplace


2115 HOME BASED/
BUSINESS

EARN $600 1st two weeks
selling quality candles &
accessories. Easy & fun, no
investment. (941)-866-1282

LIA SOPHIA JEWELRY
Opportunity to determine
your own earnings, make
our own hours with the flexi-
bility of owning a Home
Base Business. Part time or
full time, we invite you to
join the Lia Sophia Team of
advisors. Selling Beautiful
jewelry thru home parties
(Average earnings per party
$200.) Call 941-488-3497


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te lasfd


Call 207.1200


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or cal l94-o64-54*4. 2 Openings. Immediate help
TECHNICIAN/SPECIALISTS needed for Bait Shop at
Venice Pier. 6AM-1:30PM. &
Needed for established for Retail Sales Seasonal
landscape management Nights & Weekends. Stop in
routes. Veteran technicians fill out an application at the
can earn 42K+ including bait shop. Sharky's, 1600 Har-
company paid health bene- bor Dr. in Venice.
fits, bonuses and overtime.
401K, Health Insurance,
uniforms, extensive in- E l.
house classroom, field
training and support.
Drue free workplace. EOE


3000 3020 PERSONALS


3010
ANNOUNCEMENTS







PUNTA GORDA
OFFICE

NOW OPEN FOR ALL
CUSTOMER SERVICE
BUSINESS

331 SULLIVAN ST
(Green 2-story
house, ground fl,
Corner of West
Virginia Ave. and
Sullivan St.)

BUSINESS HOURS

Monday Friday

7 a.m. 1 p.m.
2 p.m. 4 p.m.

(941) 205-1000


3015 HAPPY ADS



PLACE YOUR
HAPPY AD FOR
ONLY $5.25
3 LINES 1 DAY
ADD A PHOTO
FOR AN ADDI-
TONAL SMALL
CHARGE.
941-206-1200
Pt. Charlotte
or
941-207-1200
Venice/N.Port
Englewood




Paae 14


VICerun NOTICES


A BEAUTY IN PARADISE
(941)-460-1534
A PERFECT TOUCH
Classy Upscale Escort
Out Calls avail. In Calls by
appt. (9411-270-7424
A+ ANGELS ESCORT SER-
VICE. SERVING ENGLEWOOD,
CHARLOTTE CTY. "New girls,
incall avail" NOW HIRING.
(941)408-4562
A Absolute Best Escort Ser-
vice. Sexy new ladies to
spice up your life. In Call,
Out Call. Daily Specials.
New in call locations. Now
Hiring 941-421-9223
ALONE?
SENIORS DATING BUREAU!
SAFEST since 1977!
(Ages 45-90) 1-800-922-4477
www.RespectedDated.com
BAYSIDE RELAXATION
in/out call. Serious only
Venice, No Port, & Pt. Char
Engl areas. 941-914-3851
EMERALD CITY Female
Nude Dance Club
Entertainment Always hiring.
941-766-1161
1225 Tamiami Tr, PC.
Forever Yours
575-1185 Punta Gorda
Let our all new staff make
your life more enjoyable!

HOT LOCAL SINGLES!
Connect/Meet/Chat!
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Sarasota 941-906-8844
Call Now! 18+ Ad#8888


3050 SINGLES

Nice looking, easy going
male, 58, seeks friendly
female as live-in companion.
(941)-639-57Q8
S/W/M late 40s looking for an
intelligent female w/ a brain,
personality, & a point of view,
w/ an agenda in the real
world. Please call Steven at
941-268-7378

3060 SCHOOLS &
INSTRUCTION

2 WEEK CNA TRAINING
$250 SPECIALncl. book
Quality Healthcare
North Port 941-625-8933
BLACKJACK
POKER DEALING &
BARTENDING
18 & Over
239-334-6300 Ft. Myers
www.BartenderDealer.com

3070 BURIAL LOTS/
CRYPTS

2 Spaces, Restlawn, side by
side, Vet. Sect. Moving must
sell. Best Offer. 239-643-
7081









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Wednesdav. Feb. 15. 2006. Real Estate Classified


3070 BURIAL LOTS/
CRYPTS

Family Mauseolem in Gulf
Pines Memorial Park, Engl.
Chapel of Peace, Heart level,
BIG SACRIFICE $6,000
(941-475-2926
Rest Lawn 2) Crypts level D,
$5500 obo. Call collect
(330)468-5408 or
Fax to same number

3080 TRAVEL/TICKETS

7 Days, Daytona 500 Segrave
box, 2 tickets. $270. Face
Value. 863494-6155
BON JOVI TICKETS, Sold Out
Concert, Fri. 2/17, section
304, St. Pete Times Forum, 2
@ $50/each. 941-697-7080
BUSCH HERSHEY'S 300, 2
Turn 2 Tower Aisle seats.
$110. both (941-627-9804
Dale Earnhardt Sr. Official
NASCAR leather jacket, New,
must see!! Wear it to the Day-
tona 500. $200 Firm (941)-
473-1898
Daytona 500 Tickets
For Sale. Call
941-628-1994

3090 LOST & FOUND

FOUND at Peaciland Publix
parking lot. Brown in color,
Rosary Beads. Call Mary 941-
629-1153
FOUND: MORRIS THE CAT,
yellow tabby, big bushy, 10 lb.
cat, long haired. Found in
Venice area. (941)-492-5537 "
LOST 4 month old rat terrier
"Rosco" 7 year old owner
misses him. Last seen in
Gibralter area PC Thurs. PM
2/9/06. 456-4217 or 380-
1010 REWARD.
LOST AGGRESSION KITE
BOARD on Manasota Key on
Sat. 2/11. Reward. (941)-716-
5511
LOST CAT, large, black male,
neutered. Last seen Fri. 2/10,
S. Venice Blvd. and Pompano
Rd. Reward. (941)4934603
LOST MAZDA CAR KEYS: At
Shell gas station near
Wendy's & Dunkin Doughnuts.
Please call (9411-6274222
LOST: CAT SM. GRAY w/
green eyes spayed female.
Biscayne area. 941-539-
7103
LOST: Convertible top boot on
Conway to Olean to Harbor,'
Wed. 2/8. REWARD, (941)-
624-3826
LOST: ,DOG Owner heartbro-
ken; brown, white & black
Spotted, mixed breed, has
bent tail, brown leather collar;
vic. Augusta Ave, PC. (941)
624-4879 or (941) 625-1933
. LOST: Prescription glasses,,
1/2 glasses, in the vicinity of
the Mall. Call (941-629-5248


4000








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for package.
Englewood Realty, Inc.
941474-6000
englewoodrealtyfl.com

4080 LOANS/
MORTGAGES

PRIVATE MONEY
Real Estate Only
625-7001 or 941475-7755


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4080 LOANS/
MORTGAGES

WE PROVIDE low
interest rates on all 1st
& 2nd mortgage loans.
Business, personal and
investment loans.

No upfront fees. Good
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1-877-621-3155


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BUSINESS SERVICES


5050 CHILD/ADULT
CARE

EXP. CAREGIVER 24 Hr.
Adult Care. TLC. Home
Cooked meals. Priv. rm.
Alternative to nursing
home. (941)-429-9477

EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER
Alzheimer, Dementia FT/PT,
nights/wkends, errands light
hskeeping, meals etc. refs.
941-468-0312, Iv. msg
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.
MOTHER OF 2 offering Child-
care for 1 child or 1 family in
my N Port home. Toddler age.
Local Ref's Call 9414234503
North Port mother of 1 will
care for your child in my
home. Call Gwen @
(941)-429-6122

5053 COMPUTER
SERVICE

BEST DEAL IN TOWN! North
Port computer tech (full ser-
vice). Your home/biz or mine.
Perfectionist! Install FREE quali-
ty software all new clients.
Labor charge NEVER exceeds
$300 JUDY 2700028

Southwest Computer
Services:
-'PC repair, home vide6
Sconversion. Upgradesin
home. Seniors save 1 0.;'
(941)-743-6604,


5060 DOMESTIC
CLEANING SERV.

Celinda's Cleaning -Residential
Commercial, Free Estimates,
941-627-0910 628-0257
CLEANING Your home or
office. 12 yrs. exp. Flexible
hrs. Call Emra (941)429-
9419 or (646)-644-8253
TIRED OF CLEANING your own
home, or can't find a good
housekeeper? Call our team
(941)475-0165 or 323-8089

5080 EXCAVATING/
BUSH HOG

BOSMAN LANDDEVELOPMENT
LOT CLEARING & ACREAGE,
PONDS, HOME & MOBILE
HOME DEMOLITION CLEAR,
FILL & GRADE. UC. &
INSURED. 941-426-8234
DAN'S TRACTOR SERVICE
Comm. & Residential. Lot Clear-
ing, Tree Removal, Fill & Grade.
Free Est. Dan (941) 4684163
HENDRICKSON INC.
Demolition, Hauling, Clearing
& Fill. 4 Generations in P.G.,
Dump Truck, Back Hoe &
Grade Tractor. 941-625-3365
or 941-626-7877 Lic./lns.
Pete Roots Bush Hog Service
Bushhogging, Mowing, Post
Holes, Charlotte, DeSoto & Sara-
sota Lic/Ins. (941)7164814
LITTLE JOHN'S
Bush Hog Mowing.
Ven/Engl/N. Port 493-6022
THE BRUSH CUTTER
Bushhog mowing, light
grading & reasonable rates!
(941)475-2188

5083 FLOORING

AMERICAN TILE
Installations since 1980
New constr. + residential
Lic/Ins. (941)-661-6221
Ceramic Laminate Vinyl
Stein Installations, Est. 1977
Lic AAA0010515 Locally
Owned. 941-661-9793

5085 FENCES

IN-LINE FENCING
Secure your yard.
Reliable & Quality
Work
941-416-7430


5088 HEALTH &
BEAUTY

BREATHING DIFFICULTIES,
Allergy Sufferers, improve the
quality of your air. Elim. com-
plex indoor air containments.
Free trial offer. 94148-2949

5100 HOME & COMM.
IMPROVE.


5100 HOME & COMM.
IMPROVE.

#1 A+ Handyman
Do you love perfection?
Want your home
to look it's best?!?
*Bath & kitchen Remodels
*tile & wood installation
*fixtures, cabinets, doors,
fans., etc.....
Call Mike @
941-223-6701 for all your
handyman needs.
QUALITY DECKS
Decorative Concrete coat-
ings, Multi. colors & pat-
terns to choose from.
Polly pebble removal,
"Enhance the look of
your investment!"
Lic/Insu.
941-716-4232
ALLPHASE HOME
TREATMENTS
PRESSURE TREATING,
PAINTING, COATINGS!
No Job too BIG or small!
941-321-0637
An Occupational License may
be required by the City and/or
County. Please call the appro-
priate occupational licensing
bureau to verify
Brinkley Home
Maintenance *
941-223-6701 for all
your handyman needs.
CHRISTIAN HANDYMAN, 24-hr
svc. Int//Ext. Any repair, re-
placement, hauling, tree trim-
ming. Rick (941-321-9330
COMPLETE DRYWALL
SERVICE Hang, Finish,Tex-
ture, No Job Too Small,
Lic. & Ins. (941) 232-6158
(941)-429-8197
* CONCRETE *
High Quality Low Price
Driveway, sidewalks, patios
LICENSED & INSURED
Free Estimates


CONCRETE
Driveways, Sidewalks,
& Room Additions
Michael Hodge
941-743-4364
HANDYMAN & HANDYWOMAN
Clean it, Cut it, Haul it, Paint it
& Fix itf!! Caring, Good work
Refs. & Lic. (941)468-8167
THE CARPENTER, cabinetry,
rotted wood, doors, windows,
counters, soffit, fascia.
#RR0067689. Phil 627-0657
Your Neighborhood handyman
Paint in & out. Drywall Repair.
Pressure Washing. Odd Jobs.
Lic & Insured (941)473-8654

5110 LAWN/GARDEN
&TREE




941-473-3000
E&J
Hand Landscape
Maintenance to
Restore Native Plants
Hand Pruning & .
Trimming of
Flowerbeds
e Tree Pruning &
Trimming
Tree Removal, any
size tree
Cleaning & Hauling
of all Debris
Stump Grinding
Complete Property
Clean-Up
No Job Too Small or
Big 0
Licensed & Insured
A + K lawn Maintenence.
Mow, weed, mulch,
yard cleaning & clearing.
Call 276-0772 or 473-7333
A JAMISON TREE SERVICE
Complete & Professional
Will Beat Any Estimate!
Free Est. 10% Senior
Disc., Lic. & Ins. 24 Hr.
475-6611 423-0020

'LL PRO LAWN CARE
Now accepting new accts.
CNokomis, Ven. & Island. Lic. &
Ins. For exc. lawn care *
call 488-4462

An Occupational License may
be required by the City and/or
County. Please call the appro-
priate occupational licensing
bureau to verify
ARE YOUR WEEDS OUT OF
CONTROL? BUSHES GROW-
ING WILD? If so, I can help!
Please call (941)484-0181
Gulf Stream Landscape Man-
agement, Yearly Contracts
Starting at $850. per year,
Remember at Gulf Stream
Landscape We Don't Just Cut
Grass We Grow It. 629-2162
LAWN, GARDEN & Bush Hog
serve. Debris clean up. No job
too big or too small. Lic. &
Ins. (941)-637-5750
Now accepting annual
contracts in Pt. Char-
lotte, Englewood
& Rotonda.
Royal Dolphin
(941 )-661-5509
Tree Cutting, Stump Grinding,
Debris Loading & Hauling.
Local, 27 yrs. Good work,
very reasonable prices.
941-629-0020

5130 MOVING/HAULING

GIANGRASSO MOVING
FLA. Mover Reg. No.
IM407 426-3095
ONE ITEM OR WHOLE
HOUSE


5130 MOVING/HAULING

HAULING. YARD. Construc-
tion waste. garage clean
out. trash, furn, free Est.
(941)-697-9923 or 268-3256
HAULING, YARD &
CONSTRUCTION WASTE.
Garage Clean Out. Trash.
FURNITURE-ANYTHING!!
426-6379 OR 914-2249
SKIP'S MOVING 766-1740
Local & Long Dist. 1 item or
whole house. Fla. Movers
Reg. # IM1142 Lic. & Ins

5140 PAINTING/
WALLPAPERING


MERCHANDISE

MERCHANDISE


6225
6230
6250
6260
6270


Garage Sales
Arcadia
Englewood
Lake Suzy
Nokomis
North Port
Pt. Charlotte
Punta Gorda
Rotonda
Sarasota
South Venice
Venice

Flea Market
Auctions
Arts & Crafts
Dolls
Household Goods
TV/Stereo/Radio
Computer Equip
Clothing/Jewelry
Antiques/
Collectibles
Fruits/Veges
Musical
Medical
Health/Beauty
Trees & Plants
Baby Items
Golf Accessories
Exercise/Fitness
Sporting Goods
Bikes/Trikes
Toys
Photography/
Video
Pool/Spa &
Supplies
Lawn & Garden
Storage Sheds
/Buildings
Building Supplies
Heavy Constr.
Equipment
Tools/Machinery
Office/Business
Equip & Sup.
Rest. Supplies
Pets & Livestock
Appliances
Miscellaneous
Wanted to Buy/
Trade


Employ Classified!


Bobs Home Care- Painting
inside/out. Pressure Washing
Honey do's. Ref's. & Lic.
941-496-9131 223-0941
GOODROW & SONS PAINTING
Quality, reliable, lic & insured,
25-yrs exp. Free estimates.
Ven-Engl-NP (941)-485-1624
HSM & JC Painting
Commercial Residential, Free
Estimates, LIc/Ins 627-0910
941-628-0257

PAINTSCAPE INC.
Repaint Specialist. Int/Ext.
Free Estimates. Call Jason,
941-234-6705. Lic/Ins.

5180 PRESSURE
CLEANING

ALL AMERICAN
Pressure Cleaning Services
Licensed Insured
(941-276-8588 Ask for Terry
LOWEST PRICES!!
PRESSURE WASHING
DONE RIGHT!!
(941)-234-3605

5185 ROOFING

ALL LEAKS STOPPED New
roofs, repairs, inspections.
Metal roof specialist. Free
estimates. Lic. #ccc058098
941-484-9787 or 306-9344
BRUCE HENGST ROOFING
REROOFS & REPAIRS
Lic & Ins. Lic# RC29027057
20 yrs exp. 941484-9083
Cell 941-539-4144
CW's Quality Roofing Inc.
All Roofing & Repairs
Lic. #CCC1326175
(941) 423-2899 or 766-8676
ENGLEWOOD ROOFING
Re-roofs are our Specialty.
New Roofs & repairs
Call 474-5487 CCC1325679
Hardee Roofing FL Lic #
CCC1326969 for Estimates
call Wapchula 863-773-0377
or Ft. Myers 239-656-0508
JAMES WEAVER ROOFING
Free Est. Re-roof, shingle,
new const. 30 yrs. exp.
426-8946 #CCC1325995

5230 MISCELLANEOUS

FREE-STANDING WIRE RACKS
for retail or warehouse. Heavy
gauge & white enamel coated.
5'H,4or5'W. $100/ea. (941)-
408-6184
STUDENT with truck
seeking any and all odd jobs.
Responsible reliable afford-
able. 941-623-2253


6000
1 I


Bed, Therapedic Queen Mat- DINING ROOM SET LEXING- Estate Rummage Sale. Hot
tress and Boxspring. New (still TON Glass top table w/ 6 dogs, bake sale, drinks avail.
in plastic). $199. Call anytime chairs & china cabinet. Asking SAT. FEB. 18, 8AM-1PM
(941) 456-5555 or 575-8363. $3000. 941-474-3153 Rain date Sat. Feb. 25th
DINING ROOM SET Association garage sale
Bed, Therapedic King Mat- 15 piece, solid cherry, Sorrento Bayside
tress and Boxsprings. New double pedestal, 8 chairs, US41, off Montana
(still in plastic). $299. Call any- hutch, server, cabinet. Something for everyone
time (941) 456-5555 or 575- Cost $5800, SELL $2450 Thur thru Sat, 9-5, Mar-
8363. Never used, still in box. LI land Ct., Nghood. 16,
BED, Queen, w/box springs Can deliver. (941)-234-3352 Lg. variety, 12' Pool supplies,
and mattress, dresser, mirror DINING ROOM Table, Avon bott, linens. No early sis
and 2 night stands. $495. 6 CHAIRS, HUTCH. $495.
(941)-697-7838 (941697-7838 lClassified = Resultsl


6000 6030 HOUSEHOLD 6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS GOODS
BED, twin (2), hd board, DINING ROOM SET 7 pc,
dresser, nite stand, desk, ladder back chairs with cush-
Slamp, solid wood, box ioned seats, white wash,
spring matt. $575? Exc excellent cond. $400.
Cond! SOLD!! 941-628-8412
BED-KING pillowtop, complete DINING SET- Table & leaf/ 6
M RCi ANIS w/matt, box & frame $250 upholstered arm chairs on
MERCAIV NDlWISV inci bedspread.,941-698-0323 casters. Lt. color.*SOLD*,
BED: New Murphy Qn size ANTIQUE CEDAR CHEST, $65
6020 AUCTIONS custom built white raised pan- (941)-575-3571
nel doors, headboard, side DRESSER, 4 Drawer,
CHARLOTTE COUNTY shelves avail, delivered & white. Like new! $50.
100 +/- Residential Lots installed. $1295. (941)-624-6307
Auction On Site 941-497-2613
off I 75 & Hwy 17 BEDROOM 8-pc solid wood, END TABLE Solid English dark
Punata Gorda, FL Louis Phillipe style sleigh bed, Oak. $90 (941)496-4903
11 AM SAT -FEB 18 dbl. dresser, 1 night stands, ENT CENTER- Thomasville,
National Auction Co,. Chest, All American Dove Tail. solid wood, 3 pc. bleached,
1-800-659-7004 Still in box. holds 32" TV. Sacrifice $950
AB640 AU898 Cost $5500. Sell $1780 1 yr old. (941)493-1232
www.natlauction.com Can deliver. (9411-234-3352 Entertainment Center $150,
BEDROOM SET, 2 twins, 1 Coffee Table & End Tables
S jTAT dble dresser, 2 nt stands, $100, Wardrobe Closet $50,
$300; Kitchen table w/6 chrs, (941)-764-0073
UC ON $200. Queen Ann chair $50. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
U (941)-488-4982 4 pc, oak with light bridge,
WED. Feb. 15 6PM Bedroom set, qn, 6 piece, good condition. $300.
light oak finish, w/wall unit 941-628-8412
lighted headboard, $1600. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
Collection over 40 941-5754985 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
FIREARMS. INCL: Colt, washed oak 4 pcs, 72'tall
Winchesters, shot guns. .Bedroom set: 2 dressers, mir- 89" wide $400/obo.
ror, nightstand. Med brown (941)-698-9362
Roseville. Rookwood, stain. All wood. Exc. cond. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
sterling, unusual lighting, $400. 941-769-0266 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,lves, $500 941)473
estate jewelry., oriental car- BEDROOM SUITE- KING 8542
pets. art. antquefmodem MATT/BOX, 4PC, LIKE NEW.
fumniture.Seewebpagelor LIGHT WICKER RATTAN. ESTATE SALE: 60+ years
Inventory and photos @ $1350. (941)-408-6041 housekeeping, collectibles,
wi, & .r1unr c BEDS, 2 NC antiques & junk. Everything
W' ur'mOBEDS,2 TWIN, Complete w/ from A-Z. Call for appoint-
Previawt4IDay OtSale matching comforters & 3 sets ment, (941)-629-8865
of matching sheets. $250.
aUiifui~sO obo (941)-286-4096 Executive Desk, wood walnut,
Auction Brandnew Furn NeverUsed 56", exc., cond., $125. 941-
625 N. Tamiami Tr (1) King bedroom set: 764-9196 or 9412866561
Nokomis. White wicker headboard, Fireplace, beautiful solid mar-
Jeff Carlson Auctioneer 6-drawer dresser with mir- ble, free standing, ventless,
A896ca AU1299 ror, 2/3-draw. nite stands, carved w/mantle, never used,
12 BP. Cash Chk CC all with glass tops. $1400 $1,500 less than 1/2 price,
12 BP. CashChk.CC new, sell for $1000. Call (94114299530
485-3141 (941) 629-6390 or (207)
233-3985. Full Serta Dream Master, like
SILENT AUCTION: The Sun- new $200, countertop micro
coast Sharks AAU Baseball Brandnew Furn NeverUsed $15, TV $15, stained glass
Team is holding a silent (1) Queen bedroom set: light, $10, wheelbarrow. $10,
auction to raise money for Beige wicker headboard, etc. (941)4236266
the tournaments and 1-drawer nite stand & 5-medium
equipment. The auction will draw. chest with glass top. FUTON SOLID OAK, medium
equipment. The auctionsell for $800 finish, mission frame, 9 layer
be February 18th from 11 $1100 new, sell foam matt. NEW IN BOX.
to 4 at the Englewood Call (941) 629-6390or COST $525; SELL $345.
Sports Complex 1300 (207) 233-3985. (941)-234-3352
River Road, Englewood China cabinet, small size
Florida, 34223. There will pecan color, $125 GAS GRILLWeber Summt
pecan color, $125. Platinum B6. New in box! Won
be a game during this time 941-627-6730 in sweeps. $1200. Firm
for your, and the conces- in sweeps. $1200. Firm
sion stand will be open for Coffee & 1 end table $40. (941)-625-9510
food and drinks. The local Coffee & 2 end tables $65.
communities of Engle- 41" X 16" Desk $10. Coffee I BUY
wood, Venice, North Port table art deco glass top $40. FURNITURE OR
and Port Charlotte have Old mahogany coffee table AN OF VALUE
donated many items and w/glass inserts on wood $50. DR R
gift certificates for the 743-6383 1 PIECE OR ENTIRE
auction. For further infor- COFFEE TABLE: 38" ROUND ESTATE 941-485-4964
nation call Shelly Hartzell G.ASS TOP, BRONZE BASE
at 941-474-7948. LIKE NEW $125. 941-493-3226 Italian Leather Armchair, BIk
& Red, Red Love Seat Brand
Coffee, console, end tables New, Paid $1,000 ea, selling
6030 HOUSEHOLD w/round glass tops, wrought for $350 ea. Can Deliver
GOODS iron legs mint. $145. 941- (941)497-6622 Daytime.
637-6744 Pt Charlotte
new, $90'Alum. 12' Round pool Computer desk 44" straight, JENN AIRE DOP IN STOVE
liner, new, $110. (941) 639- washed oak w/matching TOP WITH ACCESSORIES.
7838. rolling printer console. Mint! (941-423-2683
2 cushion Sofa $125 $110. **SOLD** KITCHEN SET, new, rattan.
( )n49775 3 COUCH BROYHILL 89" L, oblong glass top, 4 padded
(941)-493-7753 almost new, light cream with chairs $950. 941473-5553
2x4 Glass table or TV stand, lighter small diamond patterns
aluminum mini blinds and asking $500; PATIO SET with Lane recliner, raspberry color.
white cloth vertical's like new. 6'x3' glass table, 4 sling back Excellent condition. $250.
American tourister luggage, chairs & umbrella. Tan in 941-6244306
941-235-9600 color, excellent condition. Leather matching couch and
(3) 4'x6' 8" Glass sliding doors Asking $200. love seat, cream, exc. cond.,
w/4'tracks and (2) 4x6' 8" slid-or (941)-492-5027 $800. 941-627-6737
ing screen doors $325. Couch w/end recliners $450.
743-4488 2 Swivel Rockers $200/ea.
King Bed $325. Patio Set
(3) 4'x8' Glass Sliding $50. 941473-5553
doors w/ tracks $285 OBO
743-4488 COUCH, CHAIR & OTTOMAN,
blue, $150; Qn. size sleeper
300sf CARPETING, beige, in 3 couch, $100; DBL BED, matt
rolls $100. (9411-697-6526 & spring, $100.
40" round drop leaf table & 2 941-474-9531
chairs, $60; new phone, $20; COUCH, Norwalk, $150/obo.
typewriter processor, $20; (941)-629-9958
CASH ONLY. (941-766-8458 C u h s o
A Beautiful outdoor 7' kitchen Couch, sectional, rtgreat 105 ARCADIA AREA
island. Granite tops, stainless $275/obo, (941)-625-4914
gas grill, smoke tray, drawers, 2/5b (4/-
cold storage, casters, unused CURIO Oriental 78x40, brown 2/15/06
*& boxed, $1,750, (941)-429- lacquer, hand painted flowers
9530 & gilded & unique glass shelv- 110 ENGLEWOOD
A FURNITURE SHOPPE ing. $950. (941)493-1232 AREA
1552 S. McCall Rd., Engl. CUSTOM CHANDELIER, mint
Buying Quality Used Fum. green and pink leaves for F-7FRI & SAT 8-12
M-F 10-4. 941-473.1986 foyer or dining room. $60.00 L__801 Bay Park Blvd. Off
941-268-1600 Ohio Moving sale furniture,
AQUARIUMS, 20 Gal. $40. & tools, misc. household, etc...
10 Gal. $20. BOTH include fil- DINING ROOM, Formal,
ter, air pump & accessories. Glasstop table w/ 6 chairs, FRI. 17th 9AM4PM
Items located in Deep Creek. matching china & buffet. & SAT. 18th 9AM-1PM
(412)-298-3215 (Cell) $700., KITCHEN SET, 700 E. Dearborne St. in
sofa & oveseat, ( Glasstop, 4 chairs, matching Fellowship Hall, Englewood
BASSETT sofa & loveseat, flo- Bakers Rack, $350., WALL United Methodist
ral soft color, $200/obo UNIT, White wash, will hold up Sl
(941)-473-9780 to 60" TV, $350., LA-Z-BOY Rummage Sale
BDRM SET 5 Pc, NEW Cherry RECLINER w/ ottoman, i--SAT, 9AM-2PM
finish, Qn., nightstand, dress- $250., 2 END TABLES & I1l91 Mark Twain Ln,
er w/ mirror, chest. $1499 Cocktail Table, $75., CEILING Rotonda Multi-Family. 45 gal
Can deliver. 941-240-0175 FAN, Decorator. $25., SILK aquarium, table & chairs, vac-
BED, 0 ACHE, All New TREE, $20., FLOOR LAMP, uums, Sears lawnmower, Irg
Full/$245, Qn/$290 Memory $20., ALL Items in like new dog kennel, in-line skates,
foam. Comp. sets w/frame, condition. (941)-7434890 cannister, clothes, misc
w/warranty. (941)-875-7726 Dinette set, 42" round solid
washed oak. Extnd., leaf mint 120 LAKE SUZY AREA
BED 0 ACHES $135. ***SOLD*....

Foam. Full or QUEEN, DINETTE SET, Rustic pine f--lTHURS., FRI., SAT. &
FULL OR TWIN $299 table w/4 chairs ,china hutch IISUN. 7 5, 11145 SW
KING $499. New in plas- & wall unit. $550. (941)-625- Branson Ave. Kings Hwy, Past
tic with warranty Can 5978 Lake Suzy, R on Peace River
deliver 941-518-4787 DINETTE SET, small, White, 2 Rd, 3rd st on R. HUGE SALE.
Chairs, good cond. Must sell. Furniture, Dishes, windows,
Bed, antique, walnut. $799. $100. (9411698-9686 doors, tools, lots of misc.
Dresser, antique, walnut .
$699 941-637-1918 DINING RM SET +HUTCH,
$1200; LIVING RM SET, $300 125 NOKOMIS/OSPREY
BED All brand new (941)-698-8877 AREA
QUEEN, Full, Twin $110, DINING rm table w/leaf, oak,
KING $175. In plastic Formica top, antique gold, 4 SAT. Feb. 18, 8:30-Noon
w/warranty. Can deliver hi-back padded cane chairs, 1200 COLONIA, near corner
941-518-4787 $100. (941-235-9207 of Albee Farm Rd. Bay Lake


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

LIVING room chairs, (2) match-
ing, attractive, great cond.
$100 pair. 625-4674
LOVE SEAT, Light beige Ithr.
$45. Item located in Deep
Creek. (412)-298-3215 (Cell)
LOVESEAT: 64" TAILORED,
DARK GREEN. NEW. $299.
(941)-493-3226
MATTRESS ALL Tempur
Authentic NASA VISCO
MEMORY FOAM NEW
in plastic QUEEN, Full or.
twin $299; Kg $499
with warranty, can deliver.
941-518-4787

MATTRESS BLOWOUT
All brand new QUEEN,
Full, Twin $110, KING
$175. In plastic w/warr.
Can deliver 941-518-4787


Moving must sell. Bedroom Sullivan St.)
suite, solid oak, 9 drawer
dresser, large mirror and 2 BUSINESS HOURS
night stands good cond.,
$350. Dining room set, glass
top, round table, 4 chairs, rat- Monday Friday
tan finish, good cond., $200.
941-743-3346 7 a.m. 1 p.m.
MOVING SALE BSI 2 p.m. 4 p.m.
2 new bar stools, $150. bea-
sutiful dbl leather recliner
sofa, (new $3000) $950.; (941) 205-1000
hide a bed $50., lanai table &
4 chairs, lanai furn., 2 chairs, PVC patio set, incl. 6 chairs,
2 foot stools, 3 side tables, table, chaise, couch, end
chaise lounge, $350., white table, lamp table, $250. Sofa
love seat $20., 36" Toshiba, & love seat $250. ent. ctr.,
$150. nice wicker shelving $80. (941)-255-9952
unit, $75. small 1/2 round Rattan Octagon glass top
end table, $15., 13" TV, $20., table, w/4 castered chairs,
DVD player, $20., bookcase $250, (941)-629-8730
$25., artist caddy on rollers,
$15., hand made copper foun- Rattan Sofa & Love Seat,
tain, ($1200 new) $100. 6' $200, Wicker dressing table
decorator tree $15., nice bak- w/stool $95, (9411629-8730
ers rack, $50., small refrig, Recliner, exc., cond., blue
$60., framed orig. paper art $70. Patio set, PVC, 63" oval
$50., gas grill $25. & more. table, 4 chairs/wheels/cush-
(941)-505-1456 ions. $140. SOLD!!
MOVING SALE Living rm sofa, Rocker Recliner
2 yrs old, $300; dining rm Excellent Condition. $50
set, $300; dinette set, $75; 2 941-235-1918
bar stools, $50; desk and
chair, $40; china closet, $30; SECTIONAL, hi quality tan
3 step tbles, $25; endtble, leather, excel. cond.
$12; filing cabinet, $15; sofa $350/obo. (941)-639-5526
tbl, $10; brass light, $15; Sectional, Lane 5 piece
stereo, $35; cd player, $25; with dual recliners,excel-
console tv set, $15; 2 tv lent condition. $300. 941-
stands, $25/each. Sleep 235-1918
sofa, $50. (941)484-4491
Sectional, Lg. custom made
Moving Sale: Beige leather Exc cond! neutral w/ Qn.
sofa, matching chair & otta- sleeper $500. PG1. 941-575-
min $500; coordinated fabric 0775
chair $100; marble end table
$75; oak dining table, leaf, 4 SLEEPER SOFA, queen, rat-
chairs $300; wood curio tan, cream w/dark green
$100. Call 941-639-5117 palms & red hibiscus, match-
ing glass top cocktail table &
bed table, matt. pad & down
quilt. Never slept in. Like new.
CAd Cost $2,000 asking $950.
(9411-639-0351

Enter your classified ad online Sofa & Love Seat beige, exc.
and pay with your credit card. cond. cost over $2,000 new,
It's fast, easy, and convenient, sell both for $500, (941)-505-
Go to sun-herald.com/classi- 8795
fieds.
Fast Convenient Easy Sofa & Love Seat contempt.
Sun-Herald.com/classifieds off white fabric $250. 941-
(Visa or Mastercard) 42-2773.
UN t SOFA & LOVESEAT, med. grn.
TT -T U New $1700, Sell $750/both.
Like new. (941)488-2428
S " SOFA SLEEPER, 80"
S y 9Blue,Mauve,& Grey Like New
$350.00 941-743-5083


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130 NORTH PORT


THURS-SUN 2/16-2/19
Price/Cranberry, L on Flagami,
L on Sereta, on 2609 VALKARIA
Avenue. Follow signs.
Directions (941)429-4753

135 PORT CHARLOTTE
AREA

-iThurs-Sat 11-3 Moving
Sale 23337 Olean Blvd
Walnut DR Buffet/Hutch, Walk-
er, King Bed, 8" Weed Eater,
Recliner, Concrete Flower
boxes, Patio Furniture, Artif
plants, Evening gowns, table
lamps, other misc items.

140 PUNTA GORDA
AREA

Estate Sale: Feb. 14-16,
9am4pm. Lots of furn,
big TVs, DR table set, beds,
dressers, etc. 1312 Aqui Esta
Friday Feb 17th Saturday
FIeb 18th. 8am-lpm.
Leather Wood Circle commu-
nity yard sale. SOMETHING
FOR EVERYONE!!
PORCH SALE THRU
2/28! Up to 75% off!!
308 Sullivan St. Hours: Tues-
Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 10am-
3pm. Closed Sun. & Mon.
SAT. 8AM, 240 Lewis
LI Cir. PGI. Off W. Marion.
Sea Isles annual garage sale.
Several families furniture,
some antiques, etc.
SAT., March 11th,
I8am-4pm, Waters Edge
RV Resort, 6800 Golf Course
Blvd. (North of Charlotte
County Airport) VENDORS
WANTED! Inside Tables, $10.
Outside tables $8. Call Dick
(724)-290-0662 or (941)-505-
0418 All proceeds will go to
R.O.C.K. Camp (American
Cancer Society for kids)
Breakfast and Lunch Avail-
able! .


140 PUNTA GORDA
AREA

-iTHURS. & FRI. 8- 2, 478
Monaco Dr. Burnt Store
Isles. Something for every-
one.

150 SARASOTA AREA

GULF GATE area of Sarasota,
only $239K for 2/2/1, cer.
tile, FL rm on New England St.
Pamela Strom 941-232-2898

155 SOUTH VENICE
AREA

FRI/SAT, 607 Nector
Rd. Antiques, Barbies,
Clothes, furn, Longaberg, vac-
uums, misc. 5-families
FRI/SAT, 8-4pm,
3360 Pappaya Rd off
Baffin. Something for every-
one!
SAT. & SUN. 8AM-4PM
3488 Papaya Rd. HUGE 3
FAMILY SALE Furn., kid's
items, crafts and decor.

160 VENICE AREA

FRI, SAT & SUN 9-4
S 5115 ST. RD. 776
THE DOME CECILE'S
SHEETS (941)-493-7166
SAT, FEB. 18, 8-1pm,
i Florida Pines Mobile
Home Park, enter off SR776
or US41. ANNUAL RUMMAGE
SALE & BAZAAR. Welcome!
SAT. 8AM-? Auburn Woods Cir-
cle Community Sale, off E.
Venice Ave. Furniture & more!
L SAT. FEB. 18, 7:30-1
1325 LAUREL AVE.
Antique trunk, oak buffet,
rockers, Sag Harbor clothes
SAT. ONLY 8AM-1PM 508
Catalina Isles Blvd., Chestnut
Creek. Moving Sale. Indoors,
everything must go!
iTHURS/FRI/SAT, 9-4pm,
3655 E Venice Ave.
VENICE KOREAN
COMMUNITY CHURCH


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6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

PATIO TABLE & 4.chairs, $25.
obo. Telephone table $15.,
headboard, queen $30. Call
(9411-235-3325


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6030 HOUSEHOLD 6060 COMPUTER 6090 MUSICAL
GOODS EQUIPMENT
KNABE Spinett Piano Very
Sofa, Love Seat, 3 tables, 2 GATEWAY Computer, $250. good cond. Ask $395; Guitar
lamps, blue background, 941-276-2330 Like new $35. 941-493-3996
$500, (941)-624-4602 GRAPHIC DESIGN machine, LOWREY ORGAN LX 500 Cele-
SOFAS, 2 matching, $175. Graphtech 7200, 5 mos. old-. bration, top of the line, origi-
obo. 48" round glass table & Asking $5500/obo. 941-661- nally $60,000, like new,
4 arm chairs w/cushions, 1123 $15,000/obo. 941-380-0533
$200. obo. 2 matching swivel IBM Pent. 3 internet ready Nice Baldwin Spinet and artist
bar stools, 50. ea 2 mtaches complete system. $125. 941- bench for $1000.
table) (941629-3525. 426-7095 941456-9873.
TABLE, Vintage Shaker/ 6
chairs. $150. 941-764-0868 NEW & REFURBISHED ORGAN LOWERY WITH
after 6 pm COMPUTERS, also repairs. BENCH, GENIE GL Model,
Training provided in your Push button instrumental
Tble, white rattan, glass home. John 941-234-7249 souns. $200.941493-1232
top, 4 upholstered chrs,
$350; Tble, white wash, 4 6065 CLOTHING/ ORGAN, Technics, 2' their.
upholstered chrs, $275; J Excellent Condition! $1,500.
Tan wicker chr w/ cush., JEWELRY (941)-764-6206
$40; White wicker shelf,
$65; 6 outside chr. cush., 1 KARAT Wedding band & PIANO WAREHOUSE SALIE
$6/each. Everything is like engagement ring. Brand new Used from $595, New Con-
new. (941)-429-9397 Marquis. $1900 426-9425 soles $1788, Grands from
Snv $2988 (/L941)-485-1820I


Washer/Dryer set, Kenmore 6070 ANTIQUES
super capacity, white, exc
cond. $395 (941)429-8918 COLLECTIBLES 6095 MEDICAL

6040TV/STEREO/RADIO ALWAYS BUYING CHINA BRUNO SENIOR Lift for a
Antiques, Paintings, Silver Scooter, works great
23" APEX TV, Colored, Excel- New England Antiques $275.(863)491-8354
lent Condition! $100. (941)- (941) 639 -9338 Deluxe model 3 wheel scoot-
505-4030 WANTED: Antique Car Parts, er. Headlights/ turning signals
27" PHILL IPS TV, HARDLY manuals, mags, lit. Lic. plates, & horn. Never used $3400+
U 27" PHILLPS TV, HARDLIK automobilia. 941408-9601 new, reduced to $1500/obo.
USED, $125, JVC VCR LIKE
NEW, $25 (941)485-2671 ANTIQUES WANTED (941)474-7387
FISHER Component Stereo, Call Pete 475-6694 or JET POWER CHAIR Used 2
24 disc CD, dual cassettes, 429-1139 months. Firm price, $1000
large speakers,$100.(941 Large collection of Sixties (941933668
7434890 oldies, 33 1/3 speed records. LIFT CHAIR, never used, like
POLK XM RADIO sattelite Call 941-7434525 new, $495. (941)-743-5719
receiver. Incl manual, antenna,
remote & cables. Great recep- acuse Silhouette F 6110TREES & PLANTS
tion. Like new condition. China, (Sonata), full service 6110TREES & PLANTS
New: $250; asking $125. for 8.w/10 extra pieces,
(941)4264982, eves/wkends $600, (941)-505-8380 First class Native Coontie
HUMMEL COLLECTION 30 fig- Palms. In 3 gallon containers.
TV '52' Hitachi big screen pro- urineL941075-20563 $15/ea. 473-1923 Englwd
section, exc. cond. $275. urines.9447-2056 $15/ea. 4731923 Engwd
*" sold***** DISHES FRANCISCAN Desert FREEZE CLOTH
Rose Pattern, 16 place set- 10 CENTS PER SQ FT
'6060 COMPUTER ting, 22 extra pieces. $800 941488-7291
EQUIPMENT 080 (941)423-0172 STAGHORN FERN, huge 6'
Collectible dolls, original $175. 941473-9030
941-629-6337 Dave for boxes, certificates, porcelain,
Prompt professional in-house vinyl, 50% off. None over $50. 6120 BABY ITEMS
Computer repair. Instr. & (941)625-1729
Upgrds. Days,Eves,Wknds No LOVE SEAT & rocker, 1800-'s BABY BUGGY, vinyl, nice,
trip fee Serv Char. Co. 7+ yrs. great cond. $700/obo. good cond. $60. obo. (941).
BEST DEAL IN TOWN! North Antique desk $450/obo. 624-4895
Port computer tech (full ser- (941)-661-1123
vice). Your home/biz or mine. I BY WW I II, helmets, 6125 GOLF
Perfectionist! Install FREE. quali- v I nsigia ACESORE
ty software all new clients. knives, bayonets, insignia ACCESSORIES
Labor charge NEVER exceeds etc. etc. (941)-624-6706
$300 JUDY 2700028 Silvertone Radio/Turntable in 1992 Club Car, windshield,
CANNON 1550 PRINTER Danish Console $50. Childs Good tires very good cond.
Exc. Cond! $50. wicker doll buggy, needs $1,550. 941423 9473
(941)-639-2807 repair, but in good condition 2003 CLUB car, 48 volt, wind-
CANNON SCANNER N1240, $60. obo 743-6383 shield, top, beige. Looks new.
Exc. Cond! $45 CHINA Display case, maghony $2,400. (941)-766-9191
(941)-639-2807 $400; wing chairs $2/pr.; 2003 E LF CART. 4
pie crust table $125. Call 2003 EZ-GO GOLF CART. 4
COMPAQ COMPUTER & 954-554-5698 seater w/ bag (21 holder, rear


armoire with scanner, printer
& camera, $325/obo.
(941)423-9009


6090 MUSICAL


GATEWAY COMPUTER key- ELECTRONIC PIANO, Roland,
board, speakers, tower, moni- full 88 keys, earphones,
tor, mouse, printer, scanner, bench, Steinway quality,
software incl. $600/obo. recorded on microchip, like
(941)4754629 new $375 (941)488-8695


seat folds tor hauling, HS
motor, lights, horn, locking
glove boxes. LIKE NEW CON-
DITION. $3500 obo. (941)-
505-2571
HANDYMAN'S SPECIAL: Golf
Cart & Charger, $400. Needs
work. (9411-639-5871


6128
EXERCISE/FITNESS


6130 SPORTING
GOODS


6140 PHOTOGRAPHY/
VIDEO


Bow-Flex, good condition, MARLIN, Model 336, 3030 HASSELBLAD 500cm
$300/obo, (941)-743-8214 caliber w/ 4 x 32 scope, W/80MM T* lens, PM5
BUYING & SELLING USED $400., Remington, Model prism viewfinder, & A12
Treadmills, Exercise bikes, 552, 22 caliber. $200. film back. $800.00
weight equip., Schwinn Force Jeff at (941)-380-5313 Plus, more lenses and acces-
sories. Also, studio and dark-
by Nautilus Bowflex for POOL TABLE, 8' American room equipment. 661-7844
$599.95. Play It Again Heritage, washed oak, exc.
Sports. US41, Just South cond.H1000. 941-815w1862 .
of Midway. 941-255-137 ond $1000 941-815-1862. 6145 POOSPA/
Pre Ban, Colt AR-15, A-2 & SUPPLIES
6130 SPORTING Sporter II, 3-30mags, 2-20
GOODS mags, case $1250.obo 627- 1 1/2 HP Pool Pump/motor
GO 5933 $50; Hayward 900 filter $30;

6 GUN, RIFLE Black powder, 50 cal. hlorinator .S25. 941-380-
GUN CABINET, $400. Hawkin, exc. $125 (941)429-'2762
Remington model 870, 8918 .,T
Je12 gauge, $375.' Rossi 92 SRC'Trapper44 MagK'
Jeff at 941-380-5313 16" Bar, John Wayne Big HOT tub, never used, 6 per-
Baretta Ducks Unlimited 12 Loop Lever, Rifle 99%. $300. son, digital, ozone, 220V, 5
gauge 687 DU 0/U, $3,500, obo 941-629-7426 hp, must sell, 5 yr warr.
Ruger #1 22-250 3-9 Bushnell $3495. (941)-769-9294
scope $725, Ruger Mini 14 Shooter & Collector of tradit.
223, extra mags, laser scope muzzleloading rifles, pistols & NEVER USED- WATPA 5 PERSONFALL
$475, Seiko 308 super grade shotguns. Looking for used NEVER USED-WATERFALL
deluxe 3-9 Redfield scope items. (941) 468-0364. lounger, deluxe redwood cabinet
$1,750 (941488-1371 SLOT MACHINE- Retired Sacrafice $1495.
CARD PLAYERS WANTED from casino. Refurbished with 941-536-1389
Hold Em & Omaha. etc. warranty. (941)-234-3352 HOT TUB/SPA seats 6, htr
Local game. Call 504-8893 Softball or baseball Pitch- needs repair, otherwise in
Colt "Official Police" 38 Spe- ing/batting cage. 30'L-, 10'W, very good cond. $700. Engle-
cials, 6" H barrel, blue, walnut 8'H, $250 obo; Wheeler Deal- wood area 94147A-0474
grips, 5" barrel nickel, pearl er Soft-Pitch machine $100 Pool pump, elect box,
grips, both nice $360/ea. obo 941-697-9888 jacuzzi filter & blower.
Englewood 941-380-1944 MAl Uft$75. 43 e6383

MANUFACTURER'S OUTLET
AS 1AIV PURCHASE DIRECT & SAVE!


AUCTION
WED. Feb.15.6PM

Collection over 40
FIREARMS, INCL: Colt,
Winchestes, shot guns.

Rosevllle, Rockwood,
sting unusual lIghting,
este ewery,oriental caP-
pe ts ati ntquGmodem
future. See webpage for
hwetory aid photos @
www.sarasotaauchon.com
PWieyqw4PMItyOfSab

Sarasota
AuctiOn
625 N. Tamiami Tr,
Nokomis.,
Jeff Carlson Auctioneer
AB896, AU1299
12% BP. Cash. Chk, CC
485-3141

Harley Davison lambskin
leather vests w/emblem.
New. $135.00 firm. 941-473-
1898
Ml Garand 60s rebuild excel-
lent throughout. $700
AR15 Built for competition
Fulton Armory upper match
sights trigger etc $800
Swedish Mauser M96/38
very nice example $235
941 629 7415
MARLIN 30-30, Red Dot
scope, soft case & ammo
$300. 9414754242


SUNCOAST GUN SHOW
Feb. 18th & 19th
Sat. 9 -5, Sun. 9 4
Lee Civic Center
Bayshore Rd. N. Ft. Myers
BUY SELL TRADE
Concealed weapon class
$35 10AM & 2PM daily

Wanted to buy old guns. Rifles,
pistols & shot guns. Licensed.
Dave (941)-697-6877
Yugo SKS Cal. 7.62x39, semi
auto rifle w/folding bayonet
$150.
Sears Roebuck semi auto rifle
cal. 22, scope $125.
941-624-6029.

6135 BICYCLES/
TRICYCLES

2 BIKES, 24".
New! $35. ea.
(941)-624-6307

6138 TOYS

3 RC AIRPLANES w/ engines,
6 channel radio & parts.
(9411-5054030
ALL LITTLE TYKES 8 in One
Climber $150; Wagon $20;
Cozy cottage toddler bed
$75; 941-321-2687 -
X Box, new in box, with Pro-
ject Gotham Racing Game
$150 firm. 941-625-9510


View Spas at: eemspas.com
SHOWROOM 371-5259

6160 LAWN & GARDEN

(2) 60" ExMark Turf
Ranger mowers, approx.
160 hours of use and
approx. 60 hours of use -
$7,000 ea. obo. Available
before March 1. (941)
625-1100 ext. 501
2005 Murray Lawn Mower
$700 (8631-993-0069
2005 Toro 48" ZTR. 325 hrs.
lyr manu warranty, Echo 260
w/ attachments, pruner,
hedger, brush cutter,
weedeater, edger, single axle
trailer 12'x5' $6500/obo.
Sold as package. 941-268-
4569, view after 5pm
Chain link fencing/all-most
new, approx 160' $250 obo
941-505-1887
Craftsman garden tractor, 54"
mower, electric, start, 25 h.p.
Khroler, 10 cu. ft. cart. Both
1 yr. old $1,500, (941)1575-
8141
FREE: RAILROAD TIES,
Approx. 50. You remove &
haul away. (9411-626-9406
High Wheel Lawn Mower -
Needs carb work $45.00 obo
743-6383
JOHN DEER LAWN TRACTOR


L-1110nly 6mths old,
ADVERTISE! $1700, Asking $1000.
474-3153


New
941-


6160 LAWN & GARDEN

LAWN MOWER, John Deere,
21", self propelled. Runs
great! $75. *SOLD!.*
LAWN TRACTOR, Craftsman,
20.5hp, 42" deck, auto, new
batt. Fresh oil. Recent blades
+ spare. Runs great. $350.
(941)-637-8737 or 661-7404
Murray 4.5 H.P. 22" mower,
$50; gas weedwacker, $50
941-380-2762
PET DOOR- New in box!
Adjusts to 96". $250. obo
(941-255-1088
SEARS Poulan lawn tractor,
13.5 HP, 38" mulching blade.
$350 (941)-697-3228
Walker Commercial Mower w/
2005 20HP Kohler Engine
w/less than 50 hrs on unit
asking $3500 OBO 629-2162
Yanmar 1599 Gray Market
tractor w Box Blade & 5' Bush-
hog. Low hrs 863-494-1232

6165 STORAGE SHEDS/
BUILDINGS

SHEDS NOW IN PT. CHAR!
NEW LOCATION!
2.5 MILES EAST OF THE 1-75
OVERPASS ON KINGS HWY.
PRICED TO SELL!
FAST DELIVERY!
(941)-629-9955 Office
(941)-626-0711
(941)-623-3742
M/C, Visa & Am. Express

6170 BUILDING
SUPPLIES

10+ FT CIRCULAR STAIRWAY,
laminated oak with solid brass
bannister supports. $500.
Call 941-639-8951
200' plastic snow fence & 17
steel posts, $50, (941)-575-
4360
5 Scaffold Jacks, Like new
$500 (863)-993-0069
8' Sliders w/ tracks $50.
941-637-7191
Deco molding and base board
1300 ft .70 a ft. Lumber 2X4
to 2X12 asst. plus more
(8631-304-1197
DESIGNER LAMINATED
FLOORING Never used.
30% thicker. $.85 sq. ft.
Must sell. 239-334-4839
Electric Garage Screen Door
w/ remote, Brand new. 17'x8'
Retail $2500 Asking $1800.
941-698-4703 or 662-0629
Fiberglass stairs, 9', 7 steps
w/railings. Exc., cond., $200
obo. 941-639-1175
Fireplace, beautiful solid mar-
ble, free standing, ventless,
carved w/mantle, never used,
$1,500 less than 1/2 price,
(941)429-9530
French Doors 2 Sets P.G.T.
H82XW74.5 $450. ea. $800.
both 941-6614164


6170 BUILDING 6230 PETS &
SUPPLIES LIVESTOCK

GARAGE DOOR, used, 16x7 GIVE A HOMELESS CAT
w/ hardware. $100 (941)- or KITTEN A SECOND
697-8457 CHANCE! 492-6200
St.. Francis Animal Rescue
New White aluminum, 4) 2x6 Adoptions to qual. homes.
beams, 26' long. 5) 3x3
.Heavy gage post, 24' long. 2 Cows, 5 mo. old. cross
Retail value $1200. Sell for bred, 1 adorable red bull &
$750. 863494-2622 brindle heffer. $250/ea.
(9411-575-5199
PLYWOOD 2 sheets 4x8
P-111, new $25/ea firm. 29-gal freshwater tank & cab,
9414264317 $150; 55-gal'saltwater tank &
cab, $300. Both fully equipped
Rolled Roof Vent, Shingle Over & operating. (9411-697-0329
Lo Omni, 4 boxes, $25.00 ea
obo 743-6383 3 year old Black African Gray,
w/cage, to good home. Talks
Siding Insulation, double & friendly, good health. $500
faced, 4' X 8' X 1/2", 250 obo. 941-743-3744
sheets @ $2.00 ea., (941)-
625-5784 5 Ft. Green Anaconda
w/complete custom built
WINDOWS, new PGT Impact, cage and lights. $750
tinted, 12 ea., & 2 sets of slid- 941-505-8114
ers.For details 941-255-2195 6 Yr. Bay Gelding AQHA reg.
Exp. rider only; would be
6180 HEAVY/CONST, excel. for barrels w/training,
EQUIPMENT Owner ill, no longer able to
ride. $2000. (941) 639-9597.
1972 Ford Dump Truck, Belgian Mare, 8 yrs., broke to
Needs work $2000 OBO ride, $2,500, (863)-491-0000
(8631-993-0069 or (863) 444-0427
Kubota 191 track-hoe hyd. BIRD CAGES on rollers, med
Thumb $23,000 obo Grove to large, good cond. $25/up
hyd. Crane $18,000 obo. cash only (941)475-7111
Freightliner $7,500. obo 941-
773-1189 Caged Bird Club of
Charlotte County Feb 16
7:30PM Cultural Center
6190TOOLS/ 2280 Aaron St in PC
MACHINERY Speaker will be
The African Queen
Air Compressor 2HP 11 Gal www.caged-bird-club-.com
$80. 1/4" Air Grinder, 3/8 CHIHUAHUA PUPS, Long
Ratchet, 3" Cutter $25. ea CHIHUAHUA PUPS, Long
Ratchet, 3 Cutter $25. ea coat, 3 M, 1 F. Ready to go!
SOLD! $550.- $650. (863)-494-
LADDER 6' Stanley, new. $10. 6725
(9411-235-3325 Dog house: New ex. Irg cus-
MACHINE SHOP, vertical mill, tom made, painted, trimmed,
lathe, drill press, bandsaw, & shingled. $125. 941-627-
compressor, etc. Best offer. 4073
941-639-3533 DOG PEN Chain link, w/
door, 6x10x6, $75.
6195 FARM EQUIPMENT 941-429-1891 N. Port
DOG TRAINING House-
1490 Case Tractor. 90 hp, breaking, Puppy problems,
turbo, rear hydrualics, bush Obedience. Feb. 28th Next
hog, box blade, goose neck class 922-2497 or 485-6672
trailer, $8600. 9414564025
English Bulldog, AKC, 6 mos
1490 Case Tractor. 90 hp, old up to date on shots
turbo, rear hydrualics, bush $1,500 Sweet 941-228-359.7
hog, box blade, goose neck
trailer, $8600. 9414564025 English Pointers pups, great
family & bird dog. male. $250
6220 OFFICE/BUSINESS 941-623-5230
EQUIPJSUPPLIES FREE IEMMINGWAY KITTY
ta good home,
spayed, shots.
Executive Desk, wood walnut, ALSO 2 free outdoors cats.
56", exc., cond., $125. 941- 941423-0099
764-9196 or 941-286-6561
FREE TO GOOD HOME, 11-
HUNDREDS OF Pre-owned mo. old shephard/lab mix,
desks, files, chairs, confer- 35#, good w/kids & other
ence tables, partitions, pets. (941)-258-8120
workstations. All at huge
savings. Office Outfitters Gold breasted and blue
881 E. Venice Avenue Macaw w/ large dome cage.;
Venice 485-7015 or $1200 Umbrella white
1- (800)-330-9215 Cocatoo w/ nice cage
$800./Cocatee w/cage
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SHARE LIFE WITH ME
Fun, outgoing, happy SF, 58, in health care,
enjoys walks, cycling, church, the theater,
dining, family and light-hearted comedy
films. Seeking Christian SM, N/S, with like
interests for friendship, more. 'i755605
WEEKENDS ATTHE BEACH
Picnics, beaches, quality time together.
Doesn't that sound nice? SWF, 60, N/S,
enjoys working with stained glass. Seeking
SWM, 54-65, N/S, not into the bar scene, for
romantic LTR. CT513677
FUN AND FRIENDSHIP
SWF, 32, occasional smoker, mother, love
outdoor activities, the sunshine, great con-.
versation, a great sense-of-humor. Looking
to spend time with a SM, 28-45, who enjoys
life. '880658 @ Prissle9
NEW YEAR, NEW LOVE?
SF, 58, light-hearted, good-humored, enjoys
the simple/the finer things in life, the sym-
phony, the beach, walks, cooking, antiques.
Seeking compatible, old-fasioned, commit-
ment-minded man to share fun and
romance. ff880046
ONLY TIME WILL TELL
SWF, 31, mother, out-going, romantic, seeks
a SM, 25-40 to fill that void in my life, possi-
ble LTR. 'f579853
LET'S HAVE SOME FUN
SWF, 66, seeking SWM, 65-74, who's nice,
neatly dressed, a gentleman, and who likes
to go out and enjoy the activities and
scenery. ff844395 @ tplrate
HOPETO MEET U SOON
SWF, 40, long brunette hair, blue eyes, look-
ing for a SWM, 31-43, for a committed LTR,
possible marriage. No players, cheaters,
gamers, or separated men apply. Must have
similar interests. ff447442
SAGITTARIUS SEEKING
SWF, 5'8", blonde/hazel, average build.
Looking for someone with a sense of humor
and knows how to treat a lady. someone
that's romantic, enjoys walks on the beach,
moonlight and more. h a86521 6
FUN ITALIAN GIRL
SF, enjoys fishingoutrdoors, sports, movies.
ISO honest man. I'm a single mom w/one on
the waythats right I'm doing it on my own.
Need someone to hang out with. "l921476
@ apple29
AWAITING YOUR CALL
SF, 49, long blondelbrown, good-humored,
attractive, employed, homeowner, enjoys fish-
ing, boating, theater, the beach, dining, C&W
music, dogs. ISO nice guy to share the good
times with. Firehouses, maybe more. f879045
MUST LOVE PETS
SSWF, 39,5'1", 105lbs, brown/hazel, 3 kids (5,
11, 21), smoker, seeks WM, 35-45, smoker,
for friendship, possible romance. nd749408
MY FAVORITE COLOR IS RED
I'm friendly, funny, outgoing, great mom,
responsible, spontaneous, silly, concerned
about children's issues. I like to read, walk
the beach, drink good wine, engaging con-
versation. Humor tops the list. ff920682 @
vnillamousse
CAPTURE MY HEART
Capricorn, 5'8", blonde/blue, medium build. I
enjoy nature and romance. I would like to
meet non-smoking, single white male, 55-65,
for lonq-term relationship. @ o886613
CARING LADY
Country girt, 57, 5'5", N/S, seeks WM, 58-65,
to spend time with, who loves weekend get-
aways. f829331
MOVING TO FL SOONTI
SBF,26, 26, moving soon to Port Charlotte,
seeking a SW/BM 2645or friends, and to
have a good time with. ff885734 @
WV BBW on the move
CATCH ME- IFYOU CAN!
Me: Quicksilver, dynamic, exciting, educatxciting, educated,
charismatic, world-traveler. You: 60s, high-
flyer, loves golf, dancing, theater, life. Carpe
deum! Call. ff854178
SEEKING GENTLEMAN
WiWF, 65, lover of classical music, Jazz,
arts, the animals, environment, tennis, golf.
N/S, who would like to settle down and enjoy
life together. 'R917919
Athletic, attractive, fit, tanned SWF, 58, 5'4",
enjoys canoing, tennis, gardening, animals.
Seeking caring, compassionate, fit, honest SM,
54-65, interested in sharing kind, happy, peas-
siorate relationship. B878692 @8 Woodsong
FOR HAPPIER HOLIDAYS
If you are a trustworthy, nice-looking gentle-
man in your 70s-80s, seeking a personable
lady, for congenial relationship. Please con-
tact me! 834970
ANY INTEREST?
SBF, 19,-5'11", enjoys movies, dancing, dancing, din-
ing out, etc. Seeking SM, 21-28, with similar
interest to hanq out with. 2881684
FUN-LOVING FRIEND
SWF, 50, enjoys the outdoors, watching the
sunset, gardening, fishing, and spending
time with family and friends. Seeking SM,
40-50. is882566 @ darlene7209
SEE FOR YOURSELF
SWF, 43, artist, self-sufficient, employed bro-
wnVbrown, mother, loves The Lord, ISO com-
passionate, funny, courageous SM, who's
looking for LTR. f7899459
LET'S ENJOY LIFE
SWF, 61, N/children, very fit, vegetarian, enjoys
exercising and beach. Looking for someone
who is fit, fun and likes to travel. ls905821
CITY GIRL IN FLORIDA
SHF, 50, single Mom, smoker, WLTM nice
guy, 50-55, for outdoor activities, indoor fun
too. LTR. No head games please. '&889886
@ minnie
HONESTY
Down-to-earth SF, 47, mother, self-employed,
blonde/blue, 5'4", looking for honest, church-
going gentleman N/D, D/D-free, to share life,
laughter, lasting friendship/love. f912855
WORTH A SHOT
Active, fit, health-conscious SWF, 70, 5'4",
123lbs, outgoing loves people, interior deco-
rating, life. Seeking compatible gentleman to
share fun/friendship. e'905092
DANCING LADY SEEKS SAME
SWF, 58, N/S, attractive, average size,
active, loves dancing, water activities.
Seeking a caring, sensitive SM, 53-65 to be
my partner and my best friend. au 906158 @
englewoodolphln
SLIM CHRISTIAN
Attractive well-educated SWCF, 63, blonde,
'6", 107lbs, seeks SCM, 58-60, N/S, with
Strong Christian values for friendship first.
f'907156
SINCERELY
Honest, caring, considerate single white
female, 59, 5'6", Taurus, non-smoker, enjoys
dancing, music, movies, dining out, cooking,
baking, family functions. Looking for sincere
SW/HM, 55-65, with same interests, for com-
panionship. l874393
LOOKING FOR MR. RIGHT
SWF, 45, BBW, enjoys karaoke, camping,
most sports, pool, looking for a SM, 35-53,
for relationship. '739402 @ plnkbubbles-
bbw
HOPEYOU'RE OUTTHERE
Easygoing, honest, genuine lady enjoys musi-
cals, romance films, Atlantic City. Looking to
meet sociable, light-hearted, man family-orient-
ed, sincere and honest to share talks, dancing,
casual dates. Friendship first. ff 06621
LET'S TALK
SWF, 59, 5'4", genetic blonde, healthy, car-
ing, enjoys movies, beach, traveling. Seeking
a single male, 48-77, with similar interest.
ff907125
ARE YOU OUT THERE
Affectionate, communicative SF, 60, ISO
soulmate, a kind man with warm heart and
sweet nature. I know you're out there.
'ff724801 9 sheenaJungle2001
TAKE IT EASY
SWF, 47, fit, artist, enjoys movies, the beach,
fine dining, seeks attractive, fit WM, 39-50,
N/S, for possible relationship. ff667818
SEARCHING FOR MR. RIGHT
SWPF, 57, 5'8", slender, attractive, independ-
ent, active healthy lifestyle, N/S, financially
secure, loves travel, dancing, outdoors, See-
king successful, compatible. SWPM, 50-65,
tall, attractive, romantic, physically fit, N/S, for
friendship, companionship. ff912391
A CLASS ACT
Upscale widow, 64, confident, good-looking
professional, works part-time, values hon-
esty enjoys tennis, theater, concerts,
movies and travel. Seeking compatible gen-
tleman. ff778333 @ speakup4360
TALKS, LAUGHTER, PASSION
This 5'6", 1291bs DWF yearns to share stim-
ulating conversation, spontaneous adven-
tures, great passion, much laughter with a
sensitive, sensual, intelligent SWM, 58-65, of
good character, right values. If you dare to
have dreams without the need for guaran-
tees, consider an inquiring mind a virtue, are
happy with today and expectant about tomor-
row, let's talk and perhaps meet. f877573


HARD-WORKING
SWE 41, 5'4", marriage-minded, N/S, with
good heart, loves dogs, cooking, and car-
pentry Seeking WM, 38-50, N/S. f841806
SPICY EXOTIC...
SF. 42. fun-loving, spontaneous, adventur-
ous, playful, passionate seeking SM, 30-50,
for quiet evenings watching the sunset,
movies spors events. hf782200 @ DREAP
TAKE A CHANCE
SWF, 69, 54", average build.Seeking some-
one to go to dinner with, moonlight walks on
the beach and have fun with. ff864173
ATTRACTIVE, ACTIVE...
senior lady, 71, young-at-heart, N/S, loves
playing tennis, cooking, and good times.
Seeking pleasant, educated WM, 65+, N/S.
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HI, HANDSOME
I'm an adorable, petite, curvy girl who wants
to meet If your a big strong man, email me.
Let's meet' ff853440 @ darlinqlrl
SAILBOAT WANTED W/CAPTAIN
Energetic SWF, 60s, 130lbs, 5'5", cute, blue-
eyed blonde, loves sailing, day/weekend
tnps, boating, golf, tennis, bridge, biking.
Interested? f7900153
BROWN-EYED GIRL
Vivacious, trim, attractive, DWF, 60, loves
jazz, classical, college grad, 5'5", 1201bs,
N/S. Seeks smart, sober guy, 65-75. Sara-
sota-Venice-Bradenton. I116330
FUN TO BE WITH
SWF, 63, semi-retired, loves boating, playing
golf occ .ionally, dancing, movies, and the-
atre. Seeking SM, 58-69. IT909650 @
thisyear
SEEKING TRUE GENTLEMAN
SWF, 44, brunette/brown, loves animals.
Seeking SW/HM, 39-50, N/S, N/D, honest,
sincere, caring and affectionate. f885631
STUNNING & SOPHISTICATED
Happy and humorous professional lady, with
a zest for life, looking for that last lovel If you
are 55-69, intelligent, secure, refined, and
spontaneous, I am available for lunch or mar-
nriagel 887109
SEEKING CHRISTIAN MAN
SWF, 65, slim, attractive, well-educated,
blonde, seek SWCM, 58-68, for possible
romance. '&918574 1 Sllmchristlan
DOWN-TO-EARTH KINDA GAL
SWPF, 40, enjoy baseball, football, Nascar,
yard work, movies, dining, etc. Seeking
SWM, 38-45, who is spontaneous, under-
standing, for friendship first. ff889032
JUST ISO A FRIEND
SWFa62, 64, 62, 5'4", nurse, N/children. Seeking an
honest SWM, 55-65, to spend some time
with. Enjoys movies, dining out, quiet times.
ff897345
SHORT AND SWEET
SWW, 46, new to Sarasota and single life,
seeking SM, 39-51, for friendship and shar-
ing. "772232 @ Sarasotaismynewhome
SHARE LIFE'S ADVENTURES
Attractive, vivacious, romantic DWF, 55, seeks
fun-loving, emotionally/financially secure gen-
tleman, 50-62, N/S, who lives life fully, enjoys
boat, sunset, sunsets, travel. h i790570
SHORTS TO TUXEDO
Tall, slender, prettykind, kind, classy, loyal, eclec-
tic, N/S, DWPF, 48, seeks one caring, active,
successful DWPM, 47-59, to share life.
"f635543
ATTRACTIVE FEMALE
Sexy, outgoing SBF, 19, seeks tall, dark,
handsome SM, 18-27, to spend time with
watching movies, weekend vacations, inti-
mate dinners. 'r837844 @ sexymocha19
PRETTY WOMAN
WF, 67, slim, blonde, petite, N/S, caring, affec-
tionate, likes relaxed lifestyle, walks, dining out,
theatre, travel, music, nice home. Seeking edu-
cated, decent, kind, slim gentleman, with com-
mon sense and humor. ff687910
SHARING AND CARING
Attractive DWF, 64, 5'3", 135bs, red/hazel-
green, likes music, nature, animals, hoping to
meet a good-hearted, happy, honest man to
share companionship, friendship, dating,
more. L r743005
LOVE LIFEI
SWF, 60, likes bridge, boating, theatre, danc-
ing, dinin, dining. Seeking gentleman, 56-66, N/S,
with good SOH, kind, to enjoy life together.
ae849468 @ Ttime
BONUS POINTS IFYOU DANCE
Retired female, 69, enjoys slow dancing, jit-
terbug, and Latin dancing. Seeking man,
65-75, for friendship, possible romance.
ff816177
MAKE ME LAUGH AGAIN
SWF, 43, 5'4", N/S, 2 children, school bus
driver, seeks WM, 40-50, to spend time
together. '816539
Open-minded SF34, 34, seeks SM, 30-45, with
strong moral values, communication skills
and a sense of purpose. 12865858 @8
AUTUMRAYNE
A LOT OF CLASS & CHARM
Kind, honest, warm, loyal SWF, 49, 5'3",
145lbs, brunette/dark brown, nurse, N/S,
seeks WM, 46-57, N/S, for LTR. 85830492
FAVORITE THINGS
Sensuality, spirituality, sense of humor, zest
for life. SWF, 65, N/S, financially secure,
good conversationalist. Seeking WM, 63-73.
fE828589
CAN YOU RELATE?
SBi, 56, Capricorn, smoker, seeks consider-
ate SBM, 50-58, who has feelings and is
concerned about other people's feelings.
BT833780
SARASOTA NATIVE
Attractive SWF, 53, 52", 135lbs, smoker,
born and raised in Sarasota, wants to talk to
a SWM, 49-60. %r834556
SEEKS PRICE CHARMING
SF, 37, loves the outdoors, movies, dining
and dancing. Seeking SH/WM, 35-45, hand-
some, in shape, who is not egotistic.
I'f920476 @ georqia3536
BOATING, FISHING...
jetskiing. SWF, 32, 5'6", 125lbs, blonde/blue-
green N/S. loves working out. Seeking. man,
25-45, who loves plays and comedy shows.
%r838125
ADVENTUROUS
DWF, 31. 5'8", long blonde/green, smoker,
loves camping, beaches boating, fishing.
Seeking WM, 27-43, who loves the outdoors.
%r842096
CARIBBEAN SPICE
SF, 38, seeks stimulating, interesting and
passionate male, 33-43, to spend quality
time with and create memories. ff735993 @
Kar67
SLEEPLESS IN SARASOTA
SBF 26, 26, N!S, LPNin nursing home, loves
seafood. Seeking BM, 25-36, for casual dat-
inq. 8830441
JOIN ME
SF, 48, administrative assistant, loves the
beach, cooking, fine wine/food, comedy
films, family times. ISO a nice guy w/similar
interests %851546
LOOKING FOR MY BASHERT
Very warm, loving, caring SWF, 52, raised
three beautiful mensches, looking for some-
one who is a mensch, 45-57. 7e751229 @
aonereattor
HOPETO HEAR FROMYOU
SF, 38, 57", 160lbs, curly brown/hazel, nur-
se, enjoys weightlifting, keeping active, danc-
ing, travel. Seeking good man to share
friendship, fun. N r850825
WALK WITH ME
SWF,49, 49,54", 187bs, smoker, loves comedy
and drama movies, camping, horseback rid-
ing, swimming. Seeking SWM, 63-73, smok-
er. sf 852807
ISO MR RIGHT
Kind SWF 72, classy, nice values, good lis-
tener, seeks SWM, 60-74, for quiet dinners,
dancing, fun moments and more. .902996
1_ MaryJo467
BOOKWORM & MOVIE BUFF
SHF, 18, black/hiazel, N/S, enjoys horror and
action movies. Seeking W/HM, 18-20, N/S,
romantic, sweet, kind. 6857992
SHIP, RV, OR YACHT CAPT?
Widowed WPF, 52, blonde/hazel, N/S, enjoys
boating and spirituality. Seeking tali, fit,
healthy WM, 45-75, N/S, for fun and travel.
"f867522
CHARMING MESMERIZING
Refined, Sexy, well-eduacted, romantic
beyond belief ( the ability to feel and live
more intensely )Seeks SWM, 49-60, exuber-
ant, artistic. ff647916 @ Clopinel
YOU MIGHT BE THE ONE
SHF, 25. single mom, certified nursing aide,
smoker, enjoys movies and taking walks.
Seeking compatible man, 25-32, to laugh
with. f875295
GIVE ME A TRY
SWF, 37, good-looking, blonde, outgoing, likes
movies, dancing, kayaking, playing guitar.
Seeking attractive, outgoing SWM, with similar
interests, for friendship, possble LTR. ff498558
ROMANTIC AND NICE
SWF. 44, affectionate, caring, WLTM SWM,
41 -54, who's tall, good SOH, kind, educated,
laid- back, for dating, friendship and more.
'f908228 1 srgdowadiddy
LET'S NOT BE LONELY
Young, 61, trim, attractive, fun, enjoys golf,
laughter, theater, travel, holding-hands,
closeness, seeks secure SWPM, 60+, for
majicai moments together. ff651850


BRITISH FEMALE
SWF, 57, blonde/blue, 57", easygoing, good
SOH, looking for sophisticated male, 55-65,
N/S, to do things, enioy life, for LTR. f849185
NO HEAD GAMES
Honest SJF, 55, 5'10", 175lbs, reasonably
attractive, seeks man, 51-65, 5'10"+, who's
honest, kind, faithful, compassionate, great
SOH, possible LTR. V901076 @ uncon-
ventionalbabe
LIGHT MY FIRE
Tall, slender, most attractive, sensuous SWF,
wishes to ignite with professional, tall, athletic,
positive, adventurous SWM, 57-68, N/S, for hot
romance, travel, and dancing. S'838327
SEARCHING FOR YOU
You'll find me very attractive, in great shape,
warm, intelligent, w/sex appeal, you possess
those attributes as well, 62-74 only. W793370
LETS HAVE FUNI
Adventurous, attractive, humorous SWF, 47,
open-minded, brown/brown, 5'6", likes
motorcycles, music, dancing. Seeking SM,
45-55, with integrity, for possible LTR.
IP725891
NATIVE LADY
Widowed WF, 60s, N/S, enjoys traveling,
movies, gardening, tennis. Seeking person-
able, active WM, 65-75, N/S, with similar
interests. f709084
GLASS HALF FULL
Need someone, 70-80, to help make my cup
runneth over. WIF, pretty, affectionate, caring,
honest, and loves life. V405538
WAITING 4 MY PRINCE
SWF, 64, sincere, happy, retired, likes to
cook, meet people. Seeking SM, 55-65, N/S,
for friendship maybe more. ff673562 @
TripleB
ENJOY LIFE..
with good-looking, classy, college-educated
Widow, who enjoys finer things. Seeking
educated companion, 65-80, to enjoy them
with. f405263


HI,THERE
WF, 45, N/S, with son, enjoys amusement
parks, weekend getaways, and cruises.
Seeking WM, 35-50, N/S. ff888976 @
netty8591
SHY, NICE GIRL
SBF, very nice young lady, loves movies,
shopping, and spending time with my signif-
icant other, 21-30. f905291 @ sofinesm
FIRSTTIME DOING THIS
SWF, 54, N/S, family-oriented, loves the
beach, dining out, boating. Seeking friend-
ship/companionship with a nice man.
ff911948 @ tynkabear
ALWAYS SMILING
SWF, 58, petite, blonde and fit. Seeking SM,
50-60. ff830375 @ alwaysl2smlling
PATIENT AND PEACEFUL
SWF, 63, enjoys sunshine, warm weather,
friends, pets, good food. My life is very
peaceful, just want faithful, forever friend/
soulmate. ff769723 @ free spirit
NO MIND GAMES HERE
SWF, 46, full-time career. Would like to meet
an honest, caring, SW/BM, 45-55, who knows
how to treat his woman. f838326 @ nj45
Independent SWF, 49, kind, caring, thought-
ful. ISO SM, 45-53, strong in character and
personality, yet understands compromise.
f835788 @ prbhurst
SWF, 37, enjoys theatre, art museums, con-
certs, beer and wings, cooking, fishing,
movies. Seeking SWM, 30-45 with similar
interests. ff842304 @ msazumr
DIVORCED AND LOOKING
Active SWF, 43, N/S, Nascar, my 2 sons.
Seeking SM, 38-45, to enjoy raising kids with
me, spending time together. ff842313 @
rustypet
NO PSYCHOS PLEASE!
Attractive SWF, 27, occasional smoker,
mother. Seeking SM, 25-38, must have
charisma, good SOH, must love kids, no
games ff840382 @ ANGELA78


Passionate, loyal, understanding, caring, sen-
sitive, sensual, witty SM, 47, professional musi-
cian. Seeking SF, 30-60, LTR. Enjoy flea mar-
kets, museums, amusement parks, beach,
drag racing, picnics, bike riding, motorcycles,
movies, concerts. fS908867 @ gutlazz
EASY ON THE EYES
Honest, caring outgoing, red DWM, 51,
Aries,.N/S, slightly disabled, enjoys movies,
the beach, dining out, romance. Seeking
woman, 35-65, for LTR. T'409807
TRAVEL MATE
SM, 62, seeking sophisticated lady, 35+, for
traveling to the islands and Mexico. Should be
open-minded, love to have a good time, and
look good in evening, club and brief beach
wear. Possible LTR. Reply with contact age
and pertinent information. @887342
HELLO, NICE TO MEET YOU
SWM, 41, new to area, looking for a friend
first, then a possible LTR with a SW/HF, 29-
50. t'921795 @ Larry34266
LOOK ME UP
Native American SM, 34, attractive, dark hair
and complexion, ISO SF, to share simple
times, beach walks, laughter, movies, more.
"s898189
ARE YOU OUTTHERE?
Affectionate DWM, 53, N/S, enjoys dancing,
sporting events, laughter, sunsets, life's little
pleasures. ISO nice, romantic lady to share
these. 0911582
MAKE MY DAY
SWM, 54, 5'9", 170lbs, retired, likes golf,
traveling. ISO SF, 45-55, to enjoy each
other's company, nice times and more.
"EC904167 @ GolferGuy54
WHY NOT CALL?
easygoing SWM, 50, 5'10", 160lbs, brown/
brown, likes movies, going out the beach.
WLTM warm, sincere lady to share possible
LTR. %r911802


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PRETTY BLONDE .
Young, 48, 5'7', athletic, enjoys nature, seek-
ing SWM, 45+, N/S, sense of humor, for
companionship. ff761526
BROWN-EYED GIRL
Cute SWF, 19, loves to write poetry and
meet new people, looking.for a real sweet-
heart, 18-25. fI667130 @ bubblegum-
chic18
ALL CALLS ANSWERED
Attractive DWF, 60s, 5'4", 130lbs, Seeking
gentleman, 55-75, for dating, companionship
and see where it goes. Enjoys traveling, din-
ing, movies. ff879027
STILL DREAMING
Animal loving, tree-hugger, likes long walks,
beaches, quiet conversation, independent
but sharing. Like man 55-72 with caring com-
panionship in mind. f793607
A CLASS ACT
Upscale, good-looking SWPF, 64, plays ten-
nis, loves theater, concerts, movies, travel,
seeking honest SM, 60-72. ff777010 @
speakclearly4360
SEEKING PRINCE CHARMING
Fit interior designer/artist WF, 53, blonde/
blue, likes outdoors, biking, boating, arts.
Seeking well-educated, spontaneous, fit
WM, 40-60, to enjoy life. V395337
GOOD MAN WANTED
SWF, 50, 5'8", smoker, brown/green, enjoys
live music, walks, dining out, evenings at
home, seeks SWM, 42-60, smoker, for
friendship. ff692732
CALIFORNIA GIRL
SWF, 38, Pisces, loves water, the sun, and
the outdoors. Seeking SM, 36-45, who can
make me laugh, secure, intelligent.
ff844682 @ kickbox38
SLIM FEMALE
SWF, 57, blonde/blue, 5'7". Looking for sop-
histicated male companion to do things with
and enjoy life. W849210
SAIL AWAY
SWF, 53, enjoy wariety of sports, love to sail,
travel, intelligent conversation. Seeking SM,
45-65, for LTR. ff885926 @ Uconn
SEEKING SPECIAL GUY
Attractive, fit SWF, 61, financially/emotionally
secure, looking for the same in SWM, 55-66.
I enjoy tennis, dancing, walks, movies.
ff875790 @ twinlo
I'M SPECIAL
SWF, 72, self-sufficient, enjoys card games,
movies, theater, music, reading, walking, bik-
ing, anything outdoors. ISO SWM, 70+,
friendship first f881550 @ Joheg
SHARE ENJOYABLE TIMES
WF, 34, loves weekend travel, salsa dancing,
scuba diving, and boating. Seeking man, 42-45,
family-oriented. f899623 @ tryandcatchme33


FRIENDS FIRST
SWF, 30, looking for a man who is athletic
and will help me get in shape. Seeking SM,
32-40. f847984 @ Ilzbrad
B MY DATE
SWF, 54, looking for someone to go out to
dinner with, and see movies, and shows,
Seeking SWM, 48-60. f857655 @ Pisces-
PaulaS
YOUR LOVE IS KING
SWF, 24, Honesty is most important. I try to
always be open and humble. Seeking SM,
24-29. ff865955 @ JadeEves81
NEWTO NC
SWF, 71, affectionate, kind, compassionate,
good listener, lousy cook, loves music, seeks
man, 68-74, for friendship first, possible
romance. fT867618 @ lightheartedsplrit
LOOKING FOR A FRIEND
SWF, 73, enjoys playing cards, especially
bridge, seeking companion, 69-82, who's hon-
est, respectful, fun, who likes laughter, dining,
theater, dancing. f865942 @ dagus
SEEKING SOMEONE SPECIAL
SWF, 32, seeking SM, 32-38, who's confi-
dent, intelligent, honest, loving. I enjoy vaca-
tions and spending time with my two kids.
f864369 @ KristI21
WORK-A-HOLIC NEEDS BREAK
swf, 59, scorpio, honest, one man woman,
loves dance, pool, fishing, golf. ISO SM, 56-62.
Call today f883784 @ deziningwoman
SEEKING FIT CAPTAIN
attractive SWF, 5'6", blonde, NS, non-
drinker, enjoys travel, investing, boating,
dancing, animals. ISO SM, 48-75, tall, fit,
healthy, happy, kind. ff882936 @8 lyn33948
SOUL TO SOUL
SWF, 50, energetic, caring, and creative
woman. Seeks SM, 45-59, for friend, partner
and soul mate. f886734 @ luv2sall
IM RIGHT HERE
SF, 64, enjoy doing things by candlelight,
dinner, snuggling, condo living, would love
that special man to share it with. ff878039
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cooking. Seeks earthy, kind/caring, fun,
active, attractive, slim SF, w/honesty, morals,
57-62. f851814
BOATING ENTHUSIAST
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SWF, 25-52, who likes to go out on the town
as well as enjoy evenings in. Be honest, car-
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SWM, 28, out-going, lovable, caring, blonde/
brown, 5'6". ISO SWF, trustworthy, out-
going,_good SOH. f907185
WIDOWED LOOKING
WiM, 81, enjoys dancing, golf, seeks female,
18-45, for friendship, maybe more.
f921923 @ hacker
TIRED OF BEING ALONE
DWM, 54, 62", 180lbs, brownish blonde hair,
blue eyes, employed. ISO SF, 30-58, some-
one that is tired of playing games, looking for
an honest, hard-working guy. f621955
LOOKING FOR MATURE LADY
Retired military, SWM, 683, very healthy,
active. Seeking mature lady that enjoys trav-
el, dining, movies, and quiet relaxing nights
at home. Let's be friends. f829801
LOOKING FOR LOVE
SWM, 43, love long walks on the beach, din-
ner, or just cuddling on the couch watching a
movie. I'm a Southern gentleman seeking a
SF, 36-45. f921037 @ wayne09
HOW ABOUT ME?
DWM, a young 54, very active, 5'8", 170lbs,
good-looking, romantic, likes exercising,
beach walks, Nascar, cruises, more. Looking
for a special lady to spend some time with.
Possible LTR. f902993
DOWN-TO-EARTH
SWM, 47, 5'9", beard and mustache,
Sagittarius, entrepreneur, smoker, loves
motorcycles, RV camping, boating. See-
king petite, drug-free, romantic WF, 35-50.
Vf465891
IF U LIKE ROCKNROLL...
I"M 39, LOVE TO PLAY GUITAR I'M LOOK-
ING FOR MISS RIGHT! I'D LIKE AN HON-
EST PRETTY GIRL WHO IS FUN. MAYBE
FRIENDS OR DATING FIRST AND SEE
WHERE IT GOES. f914222 @ MRGUITAR
WHY NOT CALL?
SWM, 65, in decent shape, homeowner,
enjoys playing golf. Looking to meet outgo-
ing, fun, laid-back lady for companionship,
friendship, more? fs893337
PORT CHARLOTTE SPECIAL
DWM, 61", clean-cut, good-looking, finan-
cially secure, retired, good guy. Healthy,
strong. Seeking attractive, lovable WF, to
adore, and share serene lifestyle. N/S,
thin/medium, 50s. f907879
CAN WE TALK?
SWM, 65, a knight in rusty armor, fun-loving
Christian, enjoys tennis, swimming, reading,
writing, watching movies, seeking SW/HF,
50-64, must be Christian, 5'3" or less, and
have great SOH. f918070 @ Bob-
WhiteSox
WHY WAIT??
SWM, 60, outgoing, enjoys sports, movies,
meeting new people, etc. Seeking a SWF,
50-60, with similar interest. f904303


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WiWM, 5'9", 168[bs, N/S, active, likes travel-
ing, golf, dining. Seeking good-looking SWF,
55-70, slender, educated, liberal-minded, for
friendship, maybe more. S907892
OUTDOORS NICE GUY
SWM, 64, enjoy boating, swimming, and
reading. Seeking SWF, 50-60, for long-term
relationship. I916456 @ NatureloverS5
ISO FEMALE COMPANION
Financially secure SWM, 64, N/S, seeks a fit,
in shape woman, 42-62, for dating, relating,
friendship, and companionship. lr872549
LOOKING FOR A FRIEND
WiWM, 51, 5'10", 210lbs, bald, cigar smok-
er, likes corvettes, hot rods, drag racing,
traveling, RV, evenings at home, cooking by
the pool. Seeking healthy SWF, 48-58, hon-
est, smart, average built. 1r898206
REEL CATCH
SWM, 63, honest, fun, loving, healthy,
enjoys working out, boating, fishing,
Florida, seeks female, 50-62, similar inter-
ests, for possible romance. 7920603 @
Huey1963
WILL IT BE YOU?
SWM, a young 72, likes movies, dancing,
motorcycling, life in general. Seeking socia-
ble, spontaneous, fun-loving lady to share
the special times in life. I899727
REEL ME INI
SWM, 45, 5'8", 1451bs, muscular, good-look-
ing, down-to-earth, N/S, athletic, likes out-
doors, health, seeks slim, attractive female,
30-45, N/S, to enjoy all.the moments in life.
Z907950
SEXY SENIOR CITIZEN
SWM 67, enjoy live theater, boating, gar-
dening, travel, background in military, sales
management. Seeking active SWF, 55-68,
who gets exercise, keeps fit, enjoys
romantic walks on the beach. S902885 @
KoolMalneiac
MAYBE ITS YOU?
SWM, 40, 5'8", 180lbs, well-built, light
brown/hazel, medical professional, enjoys
dining, dancing, theater, beaches, boating,
diving. Seeking like-minded, attractive SPF.
'S678238
LOOKING FOR COMPANY
DWM, 75, 56", educated, financially
secure, seeks same in companion, for local
function and travel. 747295
NYC CARPENTER
SWM, 40, enjoys fishing, classical music,
exercise, rock and roll, engaging conversa-
tion. Seeking SF, 35-42, to spend time with.
'I908770 @ dean40
AFFECTIONATE, ROMANTIC
SM, 53, N/S, looking for a female, 38-70,
with same qualities, who is easy to get
along with. "217367
LET'S CHATI1
SWM, 29, 57", 150lbs, brown/blue. Seek-
ing an intelligent woman, 23-37, for friend-
ship first and see what develops. =886216
DOWN-TO-EARTH MAN
SWM, 34, 6', 205lbs, fairly athletic, likes
travel, good food, wine, friends. ISO special
woman, 24-40, intelligent, kind, possible
LTR. W906028 @ kingADroc
SEEKING COMPANION
SWM, 54, 61", athletic, healthy, enjoys
Harley's, outdoors, pool, horses, etc. ISO
SW/HF, 25-45, for a committed relation-
ship. IP892066
DOWN-TO-EARTH CAPRICORN
Male, 50, very easygoing, pizza delivery
clerk, plays drums. Seeking woman, 30-70,
restaurant worker a+. 'S894355
HEART OF GOLD
SM, 37, N/S, love the beach, going out to
eat, movies, ice cream. Seeking SF, 18-45,
for LTR. 905787 @ realgoodman
A LOTTO OFFER
SWM, 60 (feels 43), 6', 160lbs, smoker, loves
fishing, playing golf. Seeking slender woman,
28-50, smoker, long-haired a+. "895996
NEWTOTHIS
SWM, 46, in shape, student, N/S, seeks a
nice WF, 32-52, N/S, for dating, perhaps
more. I896002
HELLO LADIES
SWM, 39, athletic, outgoing, fun, and edu-
cated, enjoys sporting events, concerts,
movies, and dancing, seeks a SF, 30-40.
I891862 @ athleticman77
NEW IN TOWN
SWM, 49, 5'11", 160lbs, brown hair/goat-
ee, active, fun, enjoys sports, camping,
kayaking, jogging. Seeking fit, easygoing
SF for friendship, fun. '898583
MICHIGAN TRANSPLANT
SWM, 39, 5'11", slim build, smoker, seeks
a fun, humorous WF, 30-45, for friendship,
possible romance. 2903002
LET'S HAVE FUN
SWM, 49, shy until you get to know me,
love to be around the water, seeking a
SW/AF, 48-65. I888002 @ lech126
LBK MAN
Good-looking WiWM, 75, 5'8", 170lbs,
retired, financially secure, seeks SWF, 40-
60, slender, prefer blondes, N/S, traveling,
dining out, good times. IE902352
GREAT-GUY
SWM, 24, 6', brown/blue, athletic build. I
enjoy having fun, movies, dinners, etc.
Seeking a single female, 18-35, for friend-
ship first. 2904831
RETIRED AND AVAILABLE
SWM, 67, feels young, easygoing, looking
for a SWF, 45-60, for movies, dining out,
having fun, maybe LTR. 1906442 @ ret-
lawman
SEEKING COMPANION
DWM, 31, 5'9", black/brown, 2601bs, medi-
um build, father of two. Looking to meet a
down-to-earth, easygoing SW/HF, 25-35.
I904874
ROMANTIC GUY
Hard-working, fun-loving SWM, enjoys the
outdoors, reading, swimming. Seeking
attractive SWF, 40-55, who enjoys happy
hour, walks on the beach. l934395
PRETTY GOOD MAN
SWM, 61, attractive, intelligent, liberal,
financially secure, N/S, varied SOH, enjoys
good conversation, music, theater, danc-
ing, reading. Seeking SF, 27-55. lr898575
u gyodguy14
CHURCHGOER
SWM, 54, 5'6", 164bs, brown/blue, N/S,
car detailer, loves fishing, beaches, minia-
ture golf and movies. Seeking honest, trust-
worthy, loyal WF, 45-56. V721536
ARE U OUTTHERE?
SWM, 60s, young-looking, secure, home-
owner, seeks commitment-minded lady who
enjoys travel, smiles and fun. W881575
LOVING AND CARING MAN
DWPM, 44, young-at-heart, musician,
enjoys travel, shopping, wine, cooking, out-
door activities. Seeking SW/HF, 35-47
who's ready to fall in love. '2894716 @
dave dol
CALL ME
SWM, 36, blonde/blue, fit, attractive, estab-
lished, looking for nice lady blonde/
brunette, 25-40, honest, affectionate estab-
lished and commitment-minded. 'f883887
U WON'T BE SORRY
SWM, 28, 5'6", brown/brown, employed. I
am lovable, caring and gentle. I would like
to meet a single female who enjoys beach-
es, malls and just hang out. "896994
ORIGINALLY FROM NY
DWM, 49, humorous, easygoing, quit
smoking, seeks a nice, healthy lady, 21-30,
for dating, fun times, maybe settle down.
T'896647 @ Safety2005
NO DRAMA
SBM, 27, seeking SF, 23-32, goal-orented,
enjoys cooking, walks, beach, comedy and
really wants a good man in her life.
@884002
DOWN-TO-EARTH KINDA GUY
SWM, 39, 6'3", browrstbue, 2801bs, emp-
loyed. Enjoys cars, football, swimming,
beaches, hunting, fishing, etc. Seeking SWF,
35-42, who has same interest. S884840
ARE U OUTTHERE?
Handsome SWM, 47, likes anything out-
doors, bike nding, ISO true friend SW/AF,
32-40, who's loyal, faithful, for walks, com-
panionship, more. '909931 @ Jon-
dob591
NEW IN TOWN
SWM, 51, 6'1", 2181bs, brown/brown, fit,
electrical engineer, enjoys sports, dining,
motorcycling, occasional nights out, talks.
snuggling. ISO compatible lady _T886367


HELLO
SWM, 47, smoker, light drinker, down-to-
earth, laid-back, ISO a young lady, 35-45,
who's down-to-earth loves music, bowling,
movies, quiet evenings. S886399
LET'S CHILL TOGETHER
SWM, 27, long hair, laid-back, likes out-
doors, metal/rock loud music, fast cars. ISO
cool SW/HF, 18-26, slender, w/same inter-
ests. S907582 @ rhss0420
HEY LADIESI!I
SWM, 36, 510", brown/green, 170lbs, very
open-minded. Seeking SW/AF, 18-50, to
talk to, get to know and maybe hang out
with. '890040
SEEKING SPECIAL WOMAN
SWM, 30, 5'11", 170lbs, medical field/
model. Looking for SF, who love laughter,
music, a positive outlook on life and great
SOH. a890297
WANTED:
Friend that is kind, caring, good SOH, laid-
back, no drama. SWM, 35, N/S seeking SF,
18-30. Let's talk. '&902271 @ karmafree
LOOKING FOR ME?
SWM, young 58, 5'8", 170lbs, brown/hazel,
mentally, physically, financially secure.
Seeking petite SWF, 50-55, who enjoys
romance, dining cuddling and outdoors.
'S890405
LONELY LONE WOLF
SWM, 42, overweight, 5'10", brown/brown,
enjoys cooking, fishing, camping, movies,
romance, and more, seeks S/DF, for LTR,
big or petite, short or tall. All calls an-
swered. T585111
A TRUE GENTLEMAN
SWM, 43, 6'4", 170lbs, brown/blue, honest,
caring, N/S, likes fishing, camping, canoe-
ing, and traveling. Seeking WF, 30-42, kids
ok, for possible LTR. S533651
TRY ME
Sociable, affectionate, employed SWM, 26,
enjoys movies, beach walks, mini golf,
bowling, playing softball. Looking for easy-
going, fun-loving, light-hearted, attractive
woman to get to know, share dates and
possibly more. d737061
KEEPING IT REAL
DWM, 52, tall, trim, smoker, accom-
plished musician, laid-back and romantic,
with strong morales, values, not your
average guy, seeks SF 30s-50s, for shar-
ing a relationship that means something
special. T752726
WORTH A CALL
Attractive SWM, 45, 5'9", 160lbs, self-
employed, father, likes fitness, keeping
active, reading, movies in/out, fine wine,
the beach, romance. Seeking compatible,
affectionate healthy woman to share friend-
ship fun, LTR? T799143
NORTHERN TRANSPLANT
SWM, 62, smoker, retired teacher, recently
moved to Florida, seeks SWF, 56-62, to
share life with. "I805068
THE ONE FOR YOU
SBM, 26. new to area, looking to meet a
sweet, cool, honest SF to hang with, get to
know, share a little romance and then who
knows? 855082
ENGLEWOOD AREA
SWM, 60, N/S, seeks slim SWF, up to 55,
N/S, who enjoys beach, dining out, travel,
movies. '865699
FLORIDA BOY
SWM, 60, N/S, seeks SWF, 45-65, for din-
ing in/out, fun times, friendship, possibly
more later on. 'Z864033
NEW TO AREA
DWM, handsome, 45, 6'0", 180lbs, seeks
petite, attractive woman, to share quality
moments with. Lets go! LTR. l871793
OPEN-MINDED KIND OF GUY
SWM, 38,5'7", 155lbs, brown/hazel. I enjoy
sports, music, movies, concerts and cud-
dling at home. Looking for SF, 20-75, with
same interest. "868702
TAKE A CHANCE
Employed, hard-working SM, 36, tattoos,
piercing, Harley rider, likes hard rock/hard
core, surfing, boating, cooking, snuggling.
Seeking petite SF, with strong family values
who's looking for a lasting, loving relation-
ship. T874315
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
SWM, 46, honest, caring, romantic, N/S,
seeks woman, 34-46, to start a great
relationship, preferably a long-term one.
S886250
ATTRACTIVE AND TRIM
Very easygoing WM, 55, 5'11", enjoys
laughter, looking for a woman, 40-65, who
wants a commitment. Give me a call.
l786914
PILOT ISO CO-PILOT
SWM, 68, 62", 180lbs N/S, enjoys flying,
exercise, animals and living a casual lifestyle,
currently seeking a compatible non-smoking
SWF, in Port Charlotte area. Z't668206
LOOKING FOR YOU
DWIV 69, 5'9", 1551bs, a patron of the arts,
fit, seeks fun-loving, honest, attractive lady,
similar in age, for fun/friendship. S425193
SEEK LASTING RELATIONSHIP
Attractive, tall, DWM, financial secure,
seeking warm, sincere woman, for love,
travel and lasting relationship. Size not
important. '873682
PISCES WANTED
SM, 57, retired, very good man, honest,
caring, wants one good. Pisces woman for
the rest of my life! %215416
HEALTH-CONSCIOUS
Semi-vegetarian, slender senior, semi-
retired professional, enjoys beaches,
dances, travel, cruises, flea markets.
Seeking like-minded, slender, classy senior
lady, trustworthy, caring, romantic, likes to
cook for enjoyable LTR. 687147
SINGLE & AVAILABLE
SBM, 52, N/S, with flexible tastes, seeks
woman, 40-65, N/S, to spend some time
with and qet to know. a737812
RETIRED FIREFIGHTER...
seeking flame, 55-62. SWM, 62, 5'11",
romantic, lots of life, fit, positive attitude, N/S,
N/D, seeks same in a woman. I738054
CIRCLE THIS AD
SWM, 55, 5'9", 180lbs, retired from the
army, N/S, loves beaches and auto races.
Seeking WF, 82-60, N/S, for LTR. '776626
SO HAPPY TOGETHER
SWM, 43, 61", 180lbs, N/S, blond/blue,
tired of the bar scene, would like to meet
down-to-earth SWF, 42-52. I787333
WHY NOT?
WiWM, 61, 6', 1751bs, blond, young-look-
ing, secure, seeks slim, attractive SWF, 52-
62, positive attitude, for active lifestyle of
today. '222131
TRUE BLUE
SM, 60s, seeks special lady. Doesn't have
to be a ravishing beauty as long as she has
a good heart! 770876
COOL GALS ONLY
I am a SWM, young 44, Italian-Amercan,
who is looking for a SWF, 35-45, N/S, who
is non-controlling. 812902
ANYWHERE YOU LIKE
SBM, 39, 5'9", average build, N/S, likes
movies, parks, churches, seeks SAF, 21-
50, N/S, for friendship, possible romance.
&812095
LOTS TO OFFER
SWM, 41, 62", athletic build, N/S, seeks
woman, 27-45, who enjoys traveling, mo-
vies, beaches, dogs, and cultural events.
"T814755
PERFECT GENTLEMAN
WM, 59, tall, handsome, sincere, full of life.
seeks female, 35-50, who's looking for LTR.
'@788043
MINISTER OF THE...
Apostolic persuasion intelligent, articulate
SWM, 22, smoker, seeks same in CF, 18-
35, 52"-5'4", who loves the Buccaneers.
"n896292
NASA ENGINEER
Refined, slim SM, 65, high energy, humor-
ous, cheerful, enjoys, speedboats, jetskis,
RVs, and weekend oetaways. Seeking
otite~adventurous wife, 40-55. 'C532973
LETS FLY A KITE
DWM, 62. 5'9". 1551bs, physically fit, finan-
cially/emotionally secure, enjoys music,
boating, swimming, dining, walks. Seeking
SWF,55-58 smoker, for LTR 11648231_


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er or Dryer $95 & up
Ranges/Refrigerators
$100 & up
UP TO 1 YEAR WARRANTY

"SPECIAL" Washer/Dryer
$129 ea or $249 set,
Super Capacity
Delivered 766-0226
DRYER GE VERY NICE $40.
941-426-2243
Freezer 18cf, gd. cond.
$175; Table Top Refrig. $25
(941)-875-3104
GE refrig. w/ice maker, 21 cu.
ft., brand new only used 6
mos. paid $800, want $450,
obo (941)-235-0190
Kitchen full of appliances, all
work, $150, or make offer,
(941-629-5343
MICROWAVE good cond.,
$35. Sanyo. (941)-255-0926
POTS & PAN RACKS, CEILING
MOUNTS $119. (863)-494-
2167 OR 863-558-1017
jharvell@surfsation.com Ask
for picture
REFRIGERATOR AMANA 20.4
cuft, Almond, top freezer like
new $295. 941-474-4227
Refrigerator, Crosley 16.8 cu.
ft., w/top freezer, bone color,
exc. cond. $150, (863)-993-
3875
Refrigerator, GE, 25cf, side
by side, white, w/i in door,
$225, (941)661 8784
Refrigerator, Fridgidaire
side by side, 26cf, bisque,
ice/water $500
(941)-764-8518
Refrigerator/Freezer,
Whirlpool w/ice maker, good
2nd frig. $50 (941)-475-5876
Ruud, 3 1/2 ton & 3 ton air
conditioning units,. Whirlpool
electric range, Elkay SS sink,
(941)-235-9600
TEA TABLE, Hand carved
mahogany w/ beveled glass
panels. $300. 941-743-0749
WASHER & DRYER,
1 Year Total Warranty.
$99. ea. Delivered
(941)-623-2353
Washer & Dryer Kenmore $100ea
eGE Range $100
eBosch SS D/W $200
eGE Refridg $125
(941)-492-6698
WASHER and DRYER Maytag
$300 (9411-426-9151
Washer/Dryer, Amana, exc
cond, super capacity, ss inte-
rior $400/pr (9411-380-0041

6260 MISCELLANEOUS

AC Vacuum Pump, $50. (941)-
639-7296 or (941-639-6464
BURN BARRELS
$8 EA
ARCADIA 863-990-3345
FIREWOOD OAK
cut & split $40/small pick-up
load. (941)-426-9513
FREE FIREWOOD, oak, pine, U-
Pick-Up Englewood area 941-
475-2121
Mobile Home Steps w/landing
& 3 rails. $195. Exc. Cond!
(941) 505-9073.
MOVING BOXES, 4 Large
Wardrobe, 1 Shorty Wardrobe
& 5 Large Boxes. $25 for ALL!
Items located in Deep Creek.
(412)-298-3215 (Cell)
Set of Fiberglass steps for
Mobile home 48"H, platform &
rail $100. 941-575-4683
Two rings, ruby 3 ct.waterfall,
blue topaz & citrine, 2ct. soli-
taire, hvy mounting. $150
each. Choc., brown & white
let diamond pendant $250
941-629-2717
WORKING LIGHTHOUSE,
hand crafted, stands 55" tall
$135. (941)-924-7795

6270 WANTED TO
BUY/TRADE

A COLLECTOR BUYING
Old Fishing Lures, Rods,
Reels. Call 941-743-9114
I PAY THE MOST!!
Need axle and tires for small
cemet mixer call 941-628-


4632
Old Books
Many topics wanted.
(941)-575-6705
WANTED: 15 25 HP
Outboard Motor, S-Shaft.
(941)-639-9899


Professional Grooming.
Call (941)-927-1119 ARE YOU ONLINE?
WATER LIZARD, in Huge INCREASE YOUR
Aquarium. Heat lamp & heat EXPOSURE!
rock included. $200/080 Add your internet address
941-493-0897 to your ad for a little extra!


7000 7030 CADILLAC 7050 CHRYSLER 7070 FORD


1999 SEVILLE SLS, cash-
,-,, mere, low mi, clean car, new
tires. 19411)484-5793
GENE GORMAN



TRANSPORTATION FAML MOTORS
2000 DE VILLE, LOADED,
LEATHER, ONLY 40K MI!
SU N LIKE NEW! $14,995.
S| U NJ r 625-2141 Port Charlotte
2000 SEVILLE
SILVER/BLACK 53K Ml,


PUNTA GORDA
OFFICE

NOW OPEN FOR ALL
CUSTOMER SERVICE
BUSINESS

331 SULLIVAN ST
(Green 2-story
house, ground fl,
Corner of W. Vir-
ginia Ave. and Sul-
livan St.)

BUSINESS HOURS

Monday Friday

7 a.m. 1 p.m.
2 p.m. 4 p.m.

(941) 205-1000

7020 BUICK

1962 BUICK SPECIAL, 28K
orig miles. All orig. except for
steering wheel, wheels, flow
master exhaust. $8995 obo.
941-234-8035
1977 Buick Electra, 2 Dr.,
new motor & trans., $1,950
obo, (941)-391-4095
1998 La Sabre custom,
72k miles, $3395 obo.
941-624-0761

GENE
GORMAN'S
2001 LESABRE CUSTOM,
LOADED, 1 OWNER, 45K.
IMMACULATE! $8,400.
639-1601, Punta Gorda
2001 LESABRE leather, like
new, 48K miles, +extras
$10,500. (941)-497-0075
2002 CENTURY SPECIAL
EDITION, 59K mi., leather,
loaded with features,
CarFax certified one owner
$8988 or low monthly
payments with, FINANCE
PLANS FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY


LOOK
2003 BUICK Century, fully
loaded, only 39k miles. Save
at $10,988 or $249 monthly
WAC! Southern Trust 941-
766-0050.

LOOK
WHOLESALE to the Public.
2005 Buick LeSaber, loaded,
like new! Only $14,878 or
$298 monthly. WAC! Southern
Trust 941-766-0050.

7025 BMW

1990 BMW 5351, Leather
and sunroof, Nice Driver.
Will finance with $1,000
dn. Auto Score, Inc.
(941)485-2277, Dir
1999 323i Awesome,
low mi. black beauty with
all the BMW features, extra
clean one owner CarFax certi-
fied $12988 or low monthly
payments with FINANCE
PLANS FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY
2001 3251, 73k one
owner miles, spotlessly clean
with all the BMW luxuries,
new tires, CarFax certified
$15988 or low monthly
payments with FINANCE
PLANS FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY
2001 CONVERTIBLE, 325Ci,
Silver, 47K, very good cond.
$23,000 (941)-493-3368
2003 Z4 Like new, 5,200
mi., black w/ beige int.,
loaded w/ premium pkg.
$34,500 (941-697-1453

7030 CADILLAC

1991 ELDORADO Barritz
89,500 mi, sunroof, Great
car, Must see. $4250. 941-
661-0410 or 661-0161
1992 Sedan Deville, leather,
loaded, $2,450, (941)-575-
7510 DIr.
1993 SEVILLE STS, sun roof,
73K mi. Exc. cond. New air
compressor. 941-743-2069
1997 De'Elegance Loaded,
100K miles, wire wheels, Nice
cond. Sacrafice $3750/obo
941-468-1489
1998 IDeville 4 dr Sedan, like
new, 56,304 actual mi.,
$10,000 obo (941)-423-1755
1998 DEVILLE D'ELEGANCE
Low mileage one owner, Car-
Fax certified luxury car is fully
equipped and clean as new
$5988 or low monthly pay-
ments with FINANCE PLANS
FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY


LEHE-nR, LUAUDED,
$11,500. 941-473-0312

GENE

GORMAN'S
2001 DEVILLE DTS,
LOADED, LOW MILES,
CHROME! MINT! $18,900.
639-1601, Punta Gorda


LGQK
2002 CADILLAC Seville, low
miles, like new. Sale priced
$17,897. or $199 DN. WAC!
Southern Trust 941-766-
0050.
2002 SEVILLE 36K mi loaded
moon roof, GM cert. 6 yr.
100K mi goes w/car$17,900
941-286-5929, 625-0999.
2004 CADILLAC SRX
SUPER CLEAN,
VERY NICE, LOADED,
ONLY 21K. $27,999



7040 CHEVROLET

1968 Camaro super sport
cony., fully restored. $50K
For more info call
(941)766-1689
1980 Camaro, Real Fast, New
Drive Tran, Lots Extra Parts,
$3000. obo 941-626-1851
1985 CORVETTE, red w/
black int. Removable top &
car cover. $4500. 941- 916-
6076
1988 Corvette, low mileage
68,000 Super clean!
$10,000. 941-255-5373
1991 GEO TRACKER
good gas mileage $1600.
941-223-0976
1993 CORSICA Cold air,
PW, PL, $1100 OBO or
trade for street motorcycle.
(941)-412-3803
1995 GeoTracker Conv. Grn
A/C, PS, Stereo, 5 speed
manual, 48K mi. exc. Condi-
tion $2600 obo 493-2553
1999 CAMARO all power,
leather int, low miles, needs a
little TLC. $8,000/obo
Call after 5pm 941-629-8238
2000 CHEV. Cavalier, 49,000
mi, (1) owner, excel, cond,
$5300. (941) 575-6931.

11MtWr


2001 PT CRUISER, Limited
Edition. All the extras. Exc
cond. 60K miles. $7900.
(941)-497-3117
GENE GORMAN



FAMILY MOTORS
2001 SEBRING CONV.
LTD, LEATHER, ONLY 38K
MI! PERFECT! $13,988.
625-2141 Port Charlotte
2002 CHRYSLER PT LTD
Leather, sunroof, chrome
wheels & more. x2066
941-922-0712, DLR
2002 Sebring Convert., white
LXI, 22k mi., loaded, leather
excellent condition, 1 owner,
$11,900 (9411-484-8665


LOOK
2003 CHRY. Sebring Conv.,
loaded, low miles, Fun -N- The
Sun. $12,985 or $199 Dn.
WAC! Southern Trust 941-
7.66-0050.
2004 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
LEAHTER, SURNOOF, ALUM.
WHEELS AND MORE. 6357A
941-923-9400, DLR

2004 PACIFICA FULLY
LOADED, LTHR, SUN-
ROOF, CHROME WHLS
ONLY 39K. $15,999



2005 CHRYSLER PT Touring
low miles, chrome accents
and more. Only $14,995.
X1971 941-922-0714, DLR
2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING
LX Alum. wheels, only
11,624 miles, only $13,995.
x2046 941-922-1521, DLR
2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING
Touring CV leather, :
low miles, full power &
aluminum wheels. x1941
941-922-0713, DLR
2006 CHRYSLER 300
TOURING leather, full
power, alum. wheels and
more. x2036.
941-922-0711, DLR



AUTO ASSOCIATES INC
5179A Hwy 17 Cleveland
(941) 575-2133
2000 Town & Country,
loaded, white, $6650
1996 Fleetwood,
luxury car, $6750
2001 Cavalier,
4dr, red, $4450
1999 Neon Sporty,
2dr, $3450
1995 Saturn, 4dr, s
un roof, white, $2950
1987 Camara,
yellow, $2150
CARS FROM $850

7060 DODGE


2004 GT Mustang 40th
Anniversary, weekend
cruiser, extremely clean,
Low miles 12k.
Asking price $19,500.
obo. Many upgrades!!
941-815-1962


LOOQQK
2005 FORD Focus, auto, low
miles, save thousands.
$11,685. or S199. Dn. WAC!
Southern Trust 941-766-
0050.




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7080 JEEP

1987 Wagoneer, $800. runs
good, (941) 456-6938 .
1988 CHEROKEE LAREDO,
2D, p/w, p/1, ac, 5-spd, 173K
$2,000/obo (941)-960-9129
1993 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
Edition. Inline 6, 4x4, 33"
tires, new paint, 30,000
miles on new engine, plus
many extras. $6,800. Call
Keith 941-276-0705
1994 WRANGLER JEEP, white,
exc cond, w/extras. $5900
(941)-628-9514
1998 JEEP WRANGLER
SAHARA 6CYL BLACK,
$8900. 4X4 NICE 100K MI
941-473-0312

GENE

GORMAN'S
2001 GRAND CHEROKEE
LAREDO, LEATHER, 4.0L,
LOW Ml! MINT! $11,000.
639-1601, Punta Gorda

7085 LEXUS


GEE

GORMAN'S
2000 ES300, 1 OWNER,
SUNROOF, ABSOLUTELY
GORGEOUS. $16,500
639-1601, Punta Gorda

7090 LINCOLN

1996 SIGNATURE, White w/
blue leather interior, 85Kmi.
$4,500. obo (810)-252-2172
(Cell) Car is in Punta Gorda
1998 TOWNCAR, Cardier. Low
miles, great cond., silver,
$8995., (941)-505-4064


LOO K
2001 LINCOLN Towncar full
pwr. options, must see, only
$11,895 or $199. Dn. WAC!
Southern Trust 941-766-
0050.


GENE

GORMAN'S
2002 LS V8, 44 K,
LEATHER, ABSOLUTELY
GORGEOUS! $19,500.
639-1601, Punta Gorda



2002 Towncar signature
series. Under 44k miles,
leather, loaded. Senior
owned. Way under kbb at
14,000 FIRM. 475-5164
Englewood
2004 Grand Marquis GS,
Leather, 1/2 Calay Roof w/upper
light, 17,100 mi., prestne cond.,
$15,900 (941-2864360

7100 MERCURY

1993 Grand Marquis LS,
Moon Roof, loaded, 134K mi.
Clean, $2975. 941-255-9963,
1995 Grand Marquise,
39,900 mi. Estate sale.
$3700. *SOLD*
1999 GR MARQUIS LS
Spotless 55K mi., one owner
new cartrade has it all, incl.
leather, dual power seats
and more. CarFax certified
and clean as new $7988
or low monthly payments
with FINANCE PLANS
FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY
2001 Grand Marquis GS, runs
and looks new. 98k miles.
$5500. 239-823-0394
2001 MERCURY SABLE LS
59K mi., premium pkg w/
leather, dual power seats,
climate control and more.
CarFax certified one owner
$7988 or low monthly
payments with FINANCE
PLANS FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY

2004 GRAND MARQUIS, like
new, must see! $14,000.
(941)-575-9412

Employ Classified!


2005 CHEVY Cavalier, 4dr,
auto, low miles, sale priced
$10,895 or $229 monthly
WAC! Southern Trust 941-
766-0050.
2005 Malibu 4-dr, auto, gas
miser,. factory warranty, low
miles, loaded $12500 Call
941-626-3911 dIr.

7050 CHRYSLER

1995 LHS, FULL PW,
COLD A/C. MUST SEE!
$4,000 OBO 8AM-5PM
MON-FRI (941)-613-2226
WKENDS (941)-276-7185
1996 Sebring Convert. only
$3,995. Will finance.
Auto Score, Inc.
(941)-485-2276 Dir.
1997 SEBRING Convertible,
78K mi., super clean
w/ leather seats, CD stereo,
full power and more. CarFax
certified one owner $6988
or low monthly payments
with FINANCE PLANS
FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY
1997 Sebring, 2 dr LXI, only
$3,995. Will finance. Auto
Score, Inc.
(941)485-2277, Dir
1997 SEBRING LE, Covert.,
Low Miles, Loaded, Ex. Cond.
$7,500 obo. 941-235-3687
1998 CIRRUS 4dr pwr wind &
locks, CD, New ac, 144k mi,
$4200/obo 941-662-0388

GENE

GORMAN'S
1998 SEBRING JXI CONV.
LOADED, ONLY 47K MI.,
PRISTINE COND! $8,300.
639-1601, Punta Gorda
1999 CONCORD Power every-
thing, 60,681 mi. Must sell!
$2500 080 (941)-697-3188

GENE
GORMAN'S
2001 PT CRUISER LTD.,
EXTRA CLEAN, 1 OWNER!
WARRANTY! 10,000.
639-1601, Punta Gorda


7070 FORD

1991 MUSTANG convertible.,
exc. cond., 4-cyl LX, air, pw,
pi, needs nothing. $4750 obo.
Call 941-769-8064
1993 Escort LX wagon, 5
spd., 130K. 35mpg, $750.
runs great! *SOLD!*
1994 Tempo V6 81K, 1
owner, Clean,Fast,A/C,Hitch,
Sound System,Flow Master,
good cond $3150. 235-2403
1997 MUSTANG COUPE
V-6, emerald green, great
shape $3300. must sell
941-286-3767
1999 CROWN VICTORIA XL
Sharp! full power, well cared,
$4950. 941-698-4657
1999 TAURUS SE
Low mileage extra clean new
car trade-in is fully loaded
w/ featrues incl. power seat,
CD stereo, alloys, 24V V-6
and more. CarFax certified
$5988 or low monthly
payments with FINANCE
PLANS FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY
2001 ESCORT ZX2
59K mi., CD stereo, alloys,
spoiler and more, super
clean, CarFax certified
$5988 or low monthly
payments with FINANCE
PLANS FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY


GENE

GORMAN'S
2001 MUSTANG CONV.,
V6, AUTO, LEATHER.
IMMACULATE! $12,100.
639-1601, Punta Gorda

2002 FORD MUSTANG |
LX V6, AUTO,VERY
CLEAN, ONLY 22K



2003 CROWN VIC LX
25K MI, Leather, warranty,
all power. $12,300/obo
(941)-468-7222


7100 MERCURY

GENE GORMAN



FAMILY MOTORS
2004 MARQUIS LS,
LEATHER, ONLY 14K MI!
FLAWLESS! $16,988.
625-2141 Port Charlotte


7110 OLDSMOBILE 2/15/06
1982 OLDS 98, "WOW" 71
Only 43k ORIG MILES! 1
owner, New tires. Must be 1988 Ci
seen. $2700/obo clean, 1
941-483-3902 (941)-575
1988 Cutlass, 2 Dr. Coupe, 2000 Civ
good tires & body, P/S, P/B, cond., lo
P/W, $1,200/obo, (941)-627- $9,900. '
6026 or (941) 286-7344 2001 Ho
1995 AURORA, Garaged. New well ma
tires & wheels. Great cond! $9500. (!
$3,500. (941)-235-3381.
1996 CIERA Cutlass, V6, | 2001
good cond.. $3000. obo. 5SPD, I
(941)1624-4895 FIND, 0
1998 SILHOUETTE Body gd.
cond, has eng. problems.
$1500 (941)-492-9476
1999 BRAVADA 4X4,
AUTO, LEATHER, WHITE, G,,
72K MI $6900 941-473-0312 i-
1999 Cutlass, 18,942 actual
miles, 4 dr Sedan, like new,
easy on gas, $8,500 obo FAMI
(941)-423-1755 2002 A
1999 INTRIGUE, 4 Dr., V6, MI!,
32K mi., new tires. Exc. Cond! EXTRA
$4,500. ****SOLD--""* 625-214
1999 OLDS SILLOUETTE
PREMIER, low mileage,
loaded w/ leather, 4
captain's chairs, flip down f GO
TV/DVD/VCR and more. Car- GTU
Fax certified and extra clean 2Q02 C
$7988 or low monthly 38K IV
payments with FINANCE GORG
PLANS FOR EVERYONE. 639-16
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY 2sio4,


7130 PONTIAC
1995 Firebird, cold A/C,
Nice Driver. Only $75/wk
with $1,500 down!!!
Auto Score, Inc. (941)485-
2277, DIr
2000 FIREBIRD, 73K mi.,
T-tops, absolutely loaded and
clean as new. CarFax certi-
fied $8988 or low monthly
payments with FINANCE
PLANS FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY
2000 TRANS AM LS1
6-speed. Black on black,
58,000 original miles, great
mpg $13,900. 941-855-0193
GENEGORIMAN



FAMILY MOTORS
2001 GRAND AM SE,
LOADED, AUTO, SPORTY
FULLY EQUIPPED! $6,995.
625-2141 Port Charlotte
2001 GRAND AM GT, Ram Air


7145 ACURA

2002 ACURA TL 3.2
VERY CLEAN,
NEW MICH. TIRES,
ONLY 33K MI. $17,999



7047 AUDI


V-6,.Ioaded w/leather, sun- Toll Free6-6071
roof, alloys, CD premium
stereo, this CarFax certified GO A S 1998 TOYOTA CAMRY LE
one owner has every avail- G U-f -i3 One owner new car trade-in is
able option and is clean as 2001 SANTE FE GL, clean as new w/ full power,
new. $7988 or low monthly LOADED, AUTO, V6. CD stereo, new tires and
payments with FINANCE PERFECT! $9,900. more CarFax certified $5988
PLANS FOR EVERYONE. 639-1601, Punta Gorda or low monthly payments
(941)-966-7111 with FINANCE PLANS
AUTO CITY FOR EVERYONE.
(941)966-7111
2001 Grand Prix, exc., cond., GO'S AUTO C TY
V6, a/c, new/tires, 56k
miles.$7,995. 941-235-0551 2002 XG350, LEATHER,
2004 GRAND AM SE, V6, sil- LOADED AUTO, V6.
ver, 4D. moonroof, cd, pw, pl, PERFECT 12,300.
alloy wheels, 41K, showroom 639-1601, Punta Gorda GORMAI 'S
new $9950. (941-769-3895 2004 TIBURON V6 2000 CAMRY LE,
2005 GTO, Black, 6.0L V8, AUTO, LOADED, LEATHER, SUNROOF, LOW
Only 3K mi! 6 spd., $27,500. ONLY 39K MI. $12,999 MI! GAS SAVER! $10,500.
(941)-456-1436 639-1601, Punta Gorda
* .t. To ll Free 2000 Camry LE only 61k mi.
L G Q great gas mileage, loaded
2005 PONTIAC Grand AM, G GORMA $10,300. 941-626-3911 dIr.
4dr, low miles, save thou- L GENE GOU RA
sands $12,898 or $199.(Dn.
WAC! Southern Trust 941-
766-0050. FAMILY MOTORS
L K 2005 ACCENT GLS, 4 DR. FAMILY MOTORS
L OK ONLY 550 MILES! 2002 CELICA GT, LOW
FLAWLESS! $11,995. MILES! ABSOLUTELY
WHOLESALE to the Public. 625-2141 Port Charlotte ,-,p,,,, e, ZAnn


2005 Pontiac Grand Prix, like
new! Only $13,879 or $269.
monthly. WAC! Southern Trust
941-766-0050.

7135 SATURN

S198 SATURN SL2 I
4I R, AUTO, 81K,
NICE CAR. $3,999


1998 Saturn SW-2 5 Spd,
leather, loaded $3,200/obo.
Runs & drives like new. (941)-
586-9962
1999 SC COUPE Super
clean sporty car has CD
stereo, rear spoiler and
more, CarFax certified $4988
or low monthly payments with
FINANCE
PLANS FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY
2000 LS 38K mi., absolutely
loaded w/ leather, alloys,
CD stereo, power everything
and more, CarFax certified
one owner and super clean.
$7988 or low monthly
payments with FINANCE
PLANS FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY

2001 SATURN SC-2 CPE
BEIGE 37K MI, 3 DOOR,
SUN ROOF, $7400.
941-473-0312


7175 JAGUAR

1991 XJ6, a/c, loaded,
$2500. 941-743-3286

7180 MAZDA

2002 MAZDA MILLENIA
V6 LEATHER, SUNROOF
LOADED, ONLY 42K
$12,999



2004 MADA RX8 6SPD
LTHR, LOADED, SILVER
19K. $19,999



7190 MERCEDES

1992 300E, leather, loaded,
sunroof, must see! $5,600,
(941)-575-7510 Dir.
2001 SLK 320, hard top, con-
vertible, 6 spd., Exc. cond.
$24,500 obo. 941-423-2875

7195 MITSUBISHI

1997 Eclipse GS, loaded, sun-
roof, CD, auto, alloys & more.
$3,100/obo, sold!
1997 Eclipse, Spyder GS, Ithr,
5-spd, 84K, gray with bik, top
$6995. 941-286-7618


GORGEOUS!Ui 13,9UU00.
625-2141 Port Charlotte
GENE GORMAN



FAMILY MOTORS
2003 CAMRY LE, V6,
LEATHER. LOTS OF
EXTRAS! $16,900.
625-2141 Port Charlotte

LOOK
2003 TOYOTA Matns, auto,
fully loaded, like new $13,988
or $199. Dn. WAC! Southern
Trust 941-766-0050.

7220 VOLKSWAGEN

2001 CABRIO Convertible
blue 51k miles, good cond.
$8900. (941)485-8994
GENE GORIAN



FAMILY MOTORS
2001 JETTA, SUNROOF,
AUTO, LOW MI!
GORGEOUS! $12,988.
625-2141 Port Charlotte
2002 New Beetle TLubo S, 6
spd. manual, pw, pl, power
sunroof, heated Ithr. seats,
black, (end of lease)
$14,500, 941-613-1218
Iv.msg.


Paqe 18


160 HONDA

civic wagon, super
I owner, $2,650,
5-7510 DIr.
'c LX, 4 door, exc.,
ow miles, 1 owner,
Call 941-286-8424
nda CRV, very clean,
intained, 95K mi.
941)-629-4914
HONDA INSIGHT
68MPG, HARD TO
ONLY 31K MILES
$13,999



NEGORmNA



LT MOTORS
ACCORD, ONLY 35K
LOADED, CD,
CLEAM $14,950.
41 Port Charlotte


DENE

SMAN'S
;RV, 4 DR. AUTO,
11., ABSOLUTELY
EOUS! $16,400.
01, Punta Gorda
IC DX 4 dr., 60K mi,
(941)-426-9425


7195 MITSUBISHI
2001 ECLIPSE SPYDER GT
49K mi., V-6 wall available
options incl. leather, power
seat, premium CD stereo and
more. CarFax certified
$13988 or low monthly
payments with FINANCE
PLANS FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY
2002 MIRAGE, 66K mi.,
sporty 2 dr. w/ alloy wheels,
CD stereo and more, CarFax
certified one owner $5988
or low monthly payments
with FINANCE PLANS
FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY

7200 NISSAN

01 Altima GXE, loaded, 4-dr,
gas miser, clean, low mi.
$8995. 941-626-3911dir
1995 240SX Clean, Power
Everything, Auto, Ex Cond,17
in rims 75K $5500.284-7836
1995 240SX SE, Loaded,
Runs great. Must Sell.
$2,995obo 941-743-6373
1999 SENTRA GXE Low
mileage limited edition is
loaded w/ CD stereo, PW, PL,
alloys, factory rear
spoiler and more, CarFax
certified $6988 or low
monthly payments with
FINANCE PLANS FOR
EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY


GENE

GORMAN'S
2002 ALTIMA, LOW MILES,
. EXTRA CLEAN! LOADED,
AUTO. MINT! $14,900.
639-1601, Punta Gorda
2002 ALTIMA, orig. owner,
76K mi, new tires, CD, spoiler
& more, 5 spd, great cond.
$10,500/obo (941)276-4652
2004 Sentra SE-R, exc
cond, low mi, loaded w/all
extras, garaged. Fact
warr. Priced to sell. This
one's a gem! (941)-486-
0989 & 716-5693

7205 SPORTS CARS

1977 Corvette, auto, black
new paint, tires. $8,500.obo
941-773-1189
1977 MGB $2,500.
(941)-627-1514
1986 PORSCHE 911 Carrere
Targa 3.2L 5-sp, 112K, blk or
blk, cover, loaded, exc cond
$16,900 obo (941)-204-5825

7210 TOYOTA

1992 COROLLA LE, 143K mi.
Loaded. All options. Cold A/C.
Mint. $2795. (941)-237-1470

1997 TOYOTA CAMRY LE
4DR, AUTO, VERY CLEAN


2004 HONDA CIVIC LX
4DR, AUTO, CERTIFIED,
ONLY 16K $15,999



2004 HONDA CIVIC SI
HARD TO FIND, ONLY
25K, PRICED TO SELL.
$14, 999



GENEGORMAN



FAMILY MOTORS
2005 CIVIC EX, AUTO,
GREAT GAS MILEAGE!
FLAWLESS! $17,995.
625-2141 Port Charlotte

7163 HYUNDAI

2001 HYUNDAI Sante Fe,
V6, mint cond., all extras,
70k miles, $10,500. Call
941-624-2296.


G lW AISr 1992 DYNASTY Cold A/C,
sharp, MUST SEE! $1600
2002 CAMARO, 5SPD, V6, (9414-426-7852
EXTRA CLEAN! LOW
MILES! SHARP! $12,100.
639-1601, Punta Gorda
2004 CAVALIER, 18k mi., 2 2005 DODGE Neon, auto, low
dr., Exc. cond! Standard trans- miles, Managers Speical!
mission. $7995. obo 941- $10,997 or $199 monthly
255-0225 or941-626-6009 WAC! Southern Trust 941-
766-0050.
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Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, Real Estate Classified


7220 VOLKSWAGEN

i 2003 JETTA GL WAGON
47K mi., 1.8T, one owner,
CarFax certified, loade with
options, still has factory
warranty remaining and is
clean as new. $11988 or
S low monthly payments
with FINANCE PLANS
I FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY

2004 MINI COOPER
S'TYPE SUNROOF,
LTHR, LOADED,
ONLY 15K $21,999



7230 VOLVO

2000 S70 70 GLT SE
Extra clean one owner new
car trade is loaded with all
the Volvo features incl.
leather, sunroof and more,
CarFax certified looks and dri-
ves like new $7988 or
low monthly payments
with FINANCE PLANS
FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY

7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES
1929 Model A reproduction, 4
cyc, 4 spd, Pinto running
gear, good shape. $10,500
(941)426-1273 .
1954 Chevy 4 dr Belair, needs to
.be restored. Moving Must sell.
$2,000 obo, (941)473-8542
1962 BUICK SPECIAL, 28K
orig miles. All orig. except for
steering wheel, wheels, flow
master exhaust. $8995 obo.
941-234-8035
1965 T-BIRD COUPE Black on
black, just spent $11,000 on
recent restoration, one owner,
78K. $11,500 (941)-232-
5085
1968 Camaro SS 350. Pow-
erglide, factory a/c, 43k
miles, black w/white Z28-type
stripes, flowmasters. Immacu-
late. Won't last at $22,500.
941-743-2633
1972 EL CAMINO, 350, auto,
new orig int. Seat covers,
headliner & rug avail, body in
good cond. Moving, must sell!
$3500/obo (941)-475-2303
1974 SUPER SPORT NOVA
Moving, must sell! Rebuilt
motor/trans. Asking $4500
OBO (941)429-5482
1975 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD
1500. No rust. Exc. Cond! Per-
ifect! $2,900. (941)-624-6549
1981 Fiat Spider 2000 con-
vertable. $3000. 941-764-
6053
1982 OLDS 98, "WOW"
Only 43k ORIG MILES! 1
owner, New tires. Must be
seen. $3500/obo
941-483-3902
1983 VW Kit Car Replica of
1937 Lincoln Mini-Mark 47K
orig. mi, 40 mpg. Asking
$6500 OBO (941-276-5825
WANTED: Antique Car Parts,
manuals, mags. lit. Lic. plates,
automobilia. 941408-9601

7252 BUDGET BUYS

1987 Buick Century, 2 dr,
gas miser, low mileage,
$900 Auto Score, Inc.
(941)485-2277, DIr
1987 CHEVY Astro Van Runs
good.$200, (941)-916-5888
L


7252 BUDGET BUYS

1988 TOWNCAR CARTIAR Exc
100k, cold air, everything
works. $1500 941426-3334
1989 Buick la Saber, Good
work car, runs good, $600.
call 4-8pm. 941-sold
1989 DODGE Dakota, 4 cyl,
5 spd, gas miser, dependable
work truck, needs alternator,
first $400. S 0 L D
1989 Ford Tempo, very
clean, gas miser only
$1,300 $300 down. Will
finance balance.
Auto Score, Inc.
(941)485-2277, Dir
1990 Chevy Station Wagn.,
white, 75k, good cond. new
tires. $1100. 941-624-2094
1990 PLYMOUTH Sundance,
some new parts, $500/obo.
(941-626-1957
1991 CHRYSLER LEBARON-
NEEDS ENGINE WORK.
$500/FIRM (941)492-6663
1992 Dodge Grand Caravan,
112k miles. Runs &
looks great! $2,450.
www.sunstatecars.com
(941)-575-7510 dlr
1992 Nissan Stanza,
loaded, very nice, driving
car, cold A/C, automatic
$800 down. Will finance bal-
ance. Auto Score, Inc.
(941)485-2277, DIr
1992 TownCar, great shape,
runs good, $2,037/obo,
(941-639-0338
1993 CAVALIER WGN, power,
cold air, v6, runs great. $895.
(941-266-8565 or 276-8429
1993 Pontiac Grand Prix, 4
door, runs good. $1300. 941-
716-1376
1994 Ford Tempo, V6,
auto, AC. $1,999.
www.sunstatecars.com
(941)-575-7510 dlr
1994 Pontiac Transport, 7
passenger, runs good, cold
a/c. $850. 941-629-1264
1994 Saturn, drives great,
5 speed, $300 down.
Auto Score, Inc.
(941)485-2277, Dir
1997 FORD RANGER, Extra
cab. 70K miles. V6, loaded.
High tech stereo, good cond.
$3800. obo. (941)-429-0079
$500! Police impounds!
Cars from $500! For Listings
Call 1-800-749-8116
ext 2888.

7260 AUTOS WANTED -

CASH POSSIBLE for your
vehicle! Fast Removal!
Call (941)-286-4599
(941)-743-2086
JUNK CARS REMOVED.
FREE! RUNNING OR NOT.
CASH POSSIBLE! Ready
24/7! (941) 276-8826
(941)-286-3122
FAST, FREE, REMOVAL of ALL
vehicles running or not. Cash
possible. Guaranteed fastest
service 24/7. 941-875-0300
or (941)-627-3776
eWE BUY CARS & TRUCKS
Any condition $200/ up
Call Frank 941-276-0204 -
TOP CASH
SSS$$$$SSSSSS
FOR CARS &
TRUCKS
DEAD OR ALIVE
485-7515
Junk & Abandoned
VEHICLES REMOVED!!!!
COULD BE WORTH $$$SSSS
697-7222 OR 475-9007


7260 AUTOS WANTED 7290 VANS 7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS


WANTED JUNK CARS. No
such thing as free removal.
Any car worth something
up to $100, (941)-258-
4472 or (941) 623-2345


CAN'T SELL
YOUR CAR,

TRUCK, R.V.
OR BOAT?.
DONATE IT TO
CHARLOTTE
COUNTY HABITAT
FOR HUMANITY FOR
A TAX WRITE OFF.
PROCEEDS HELP QUALIFIED
FAMILIES ACHIEVE HOME
OWNERSHIP
DICK FIELDS
CELL 941-740-4043



WANTED -
CARS & T)RUCAS
ALWAYS TOP-$ PAID;
941-626-9120"
M.S.B. RECYCLING
Free Vehicle Removal
Cash Possible
941-575-4008

7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES

1941 CAD Hubcaps, $150. &
1 set Fairlaine 1983?, $100.
(941)-629-0981
1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer,
8-cyl, 360, 4X4 forparts,
$250/obo (941)468-7621
1993 Ford Windstar transmis-
sion, freshly rebuilt, driven
400 miles. $700 originally,
asking $400. 941-536-4047
4 UNIROYAL TIGER PAW P205
70R-15 on GM wheels
w/spoke caps, vgc $250.
941-474-2717
ATTENTION: Corvette parts
wanted. (239)-573-7471

Complete set Automotive Ser-
vice Technology text books,
$385. 423-3693 before 8pm.
Crown cap for Ranger. Like
new cond. $375/obo. 941-
6274081, weekdays.
FORD LONG BEDS for pick up
truck 1992-'96 Dual tank,
with tail gate both ex. cond.
$695. obo 941-650-5785
RIM S & TIRES, Size P255-
70R16, off 2004 Chevy
Truck. $275. obo (810)-252-
2172 (Cell) Punta Gorda.
RIMS/TIRES,. Brand new, off
'05 Chev. Avalanche,
265/70RI6's $650. *SOLD*

7280 AUTO SERVICE
& REPAIR
AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSIONS
Are you looking for used or
rebuilt? Over 35 yrs. exp. Call
A & S TRANSMISSIONS. 743-
4411 or 1-877-355-6802

7290 VANS

1985 GMC van, 3 quarter ton.
AC. Newer motor. Good cond.
$1500/obo 941-240-5665
1986 FORD ECONOUNE HI TOP
newer motor, rebuilt trans,
brakes. $1500/obo 429-5328


1989 GMC, Conv. van, fully
loaded, exc. cond., AM/FM, 1998 DODGE 1500 EXT CAB,
C/D, stereo, TV/VCR, rear SLT, 5.9 V8, 20" rims & tires,
bench bed, front & rear air. MANY EXTRAS. 73K act.
$3500 obo. 941-769-8064 SHARP. MUST SELL.
1992 GMC Vandura conver- $8500. *SOLD*
sion, 83K mi. Good cond.- 1977 Ford F 250, $750.
$2,000 (941)488-0882 941-743-3286
1993 Dodge Grand Cara- 1979 FORD LARIAT RANGER
van, run's & drive's, very F250 Runs great, looks great.
good $600 down. Will Asking $2500 941-484-8845
finance. Auto Score, Inc. 1980 Ford F350, 15' box w/
(941)-485-2276 DIr. 2000 lb lift, $2,150/obo.
1997 DODGE 2500 VAN, dual Punta Gorda (309)453-0087
air. Very clean. $4300., 1984 Ford Ranger, V6, p/s,
(941)473-0649 p/b, a/c, auto, w/cap,$1200.
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 941-575-4340
ES FWD, 3.8 liter V6, 95k, 1984 GMC 3500 Dually
loaded w/everything, exc. Flatbed, 454, auto, A/C.
cond. new tires & battery, Runs/drives exc. $1495 OBO
$4,400 obo (941)-4684505 (941)-650-5785
1999 CHEVY PRESS 1984 TOYOTA Runs good,
G1500 CONVERSION cold A/C, body rough.
G E C VR SO $1200 OBO (941)-423-3838
VAN, LTHR, TV, BED or 628-1596
LOADED, 57K $10,999 1986 F250 6.9 diesel, low
compression, or' for parts,
new tires, $750/obo (941)-

1999 DODGE CARAVAN, 7 475-7699
psgr., AC, tilt & cruise. 62K 1988 Ford F900, 6 cyl.
mi. Nice inside & out! $5,600. diesel, 60,000# GVWR, 9 spd.
(941)-456-2328 trans w/clutch brake, 12 yard
dump w/ elec. tarp. $12,500.
2000 DODGE CARAVAN 54K, (941)-575-6492
V6, full power, white, a steal at
$5650 (941)-473-2802 1991 Ford F-250 Heavy Duty
Load rating one-ton more than
2000 Dodge Ram Conversion standard F-250 Very good
Van 1500- 55k low miles, ext. condition, Lots of life remain-
warr. $8995. (941)-350-2894 ing. 76k actual one owner
2001 CHEVY VENTURA, miles $4000. (863)-558-1676
loaded, set up for 4 wheel 1992 Ford XLT, 82k, two tone
towing. 53K mi., $10,000. brown whopper, full pw, V8, 2nd
(863)-494-1367 owner, $3,175 (941)408-9132
2002 DODGE CARAVAN 1992 Nissan Truck, 5
SE RED, 43K MI, LEATHER speed, gas miser $400
LOADED941-473-0312 down. Auto Score, Inc.
(941)-485-2276 DIr.
2002 DODGE GRAND CARA- (941-485-2276 Dr.
VAN, Sport, 33K mi! Bruno lift 1993 International 4700/
for power wheelchair. DT408, non CDL dump truck,
$17,000. (941)-766-0404 25,500 GVWR. Navistar
175hp diesel/6 spd. trans.
GENE GORMAN $14,000. (941)-575-6492
if /1993 Nissan Truck, 5sp,
gas miser, $400 down.
Auto Score, Inc.
FAM.T M OTRi (941)-485-2276 DIr.
1994 FORD RANGER, runs
2002 HONDA ODYSSEY excellent. Asking $3200
EX, LEATHER, QUAD COM- (941Y-228-9326
MAND SEATS. $17,988.
625-2141 Port Charlotte 1995 Dakota ext cab, V-8,
AC, Ground eff, pipes.
GENE GORMAN $5800. 941-624-3399 or
661-3399
1995 DODGL MAGNUM V8,
SLT, exc. mech., 8' Bed,
FAM Y MOTORS w/topper, tow pkg.,
$4000/obo.
2002 SIENNA LE, Eves. (941)-473-3695
SUNROOF, LOW MILES! 1996 FORD F150 8 ft. bed,
PRICED RIGHT AT 17,850. exc. cond., V-6, auto trans.,
625-2141 Port Charlotte AM/FM stereo, A/C, bedliner,
2003 Chrysler Town & tow pkg, tool box. $5500
Country LXI. Exc. cond. 40k (941)-484-7987
mi. $15,225 769-0417 1997 CHEVY S10, 69K,
$5,500 Call Richard (941)-
I OK 321-0163 or (941)423-9986
1997 FORD RANGER, Extra
2003 Pont. Montana, loaded, cab. 70K miles. V6, loaded.
only 39k miles, sale price High tech stereo,,good cond.
$12,688 or $199. Dn. WAC! $3800. obo. (941)429-0079
Southern Trust 941-766- 1998 Chevy Silverado 1500,
0050. 5.7L engine, ext. cab, new
2005 CHRYSLER PACIFICA tires, bed & liner cover, all
AWD leather, full power, power, $7,000 (941)-391-
alum. wheels and more. 0634
x2032A 941-922-1522, DLR 1998 CHEVY Silverado SS,
2005 CHRYSLER T&C LOW ext cab, 3rd dr, cd, 52K
MILES, FULL POWER AND $8500/obo (941)-697-0955
MORE. ONLY $14,995. 1998 Ford F-150, 1/2 ton,
X2102 941-923-9500, DLR V8, asking $6,500, (941)-
2006 CHRYSLER T&C Tour- 613-1643or (941) 626-6348
ing leather, only 5254 1999 1500 SIERRA SLS, V-8,
miles, aluminum wheels 3-dr, x-cab, topper. Looks and
and more. x2085 Runs Great. $6995. Call 941-
941-922-0712, DLR .626-3911 dir.


7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS

1998 DODGE DAKOTA EXT
CAB, low mileage SLT w/
alloys, bedliner, PW, PL, tilt,
cruise and more. CarFax
certified and clean as new
$6988 or low monthly
payments with FINANCE
PLANS FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY
1998 Ford F250 4X4 Triton,
V8, automatic, cold A/C, great
work truck. Only $4,995. Will
finance. Auto Score, Inc.
(941-485-2276 DIr.
1998 TOYOTA TACOMA
4 cyl., auto, CD stereo,
bedliner and more, CarFax
certified and very nice $5988
or low monthly payments
with FINANCE PLANS
FOR EVERYONE.
(941D-966-7111
AUTO CITY
1999 CHEVY 1500 X-CAB
PICK-UP 91K MI, V/8,
LOADED, W/ SPECIAL TOP-
PER $9900 941-473-0312
1999 DODGE 1500 Ext. cab
SLT,\clean, runs great, 94K
mi. $8500 (941-270-2679
1999 DODGE 1500 V8 Ext.
cab. 85K mi. New tires. Runs
great $8,800. 941-505-9251
1999 F150 XLT V8 4dr x-cab
dual exhaust 72k customized
like new! $12000 Call 941-
626-3911 dir.
1999 Ford 250 Diesel 7.3L,
auto, AC, cruise, 173K,
$8950obo. 575-1348
2000 FORD F150, V6, 5 spd.,
cold AC, long bed. 53K. Good
shape.$6200. ***SOLD...****
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext.
Cab short bed, loaded, 71K,
$12, .00 obo. 941-575-1348
2000 GMC SLS, 91K, 2D, 5-
spd, good cond, new tires,
$4200 (941)474-7124


GENE

GORMAN'S
2000 TOYOTA TACOMA, 4
CYL. AUTO, LOW MILES!
PERFECT! $9,500.
639-1601, Punta Gorda
2000 TOYOTA TACOMA Ext.
cab, SRS, 4x4, 5spd, 108K
$11,500 (941)-830-1097

LOOK
2001 CHEVY S10, x-cab,
auto, only 49k miles, Man-
agers special $10,975 or
$199. Dn. WAC! Southern
Trust 941-766-0050.
2001 DODGE RAM 1500
Quad cab, low mileage SLT,
V-8, loaded with leather,
power seat, CD stereo,
alloys and more. CarFax
certified local trade $12988
or low monthly payments
with FINANCE PLANS-
FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY
2001 FORD F250 XLT, super
duty, reg. cab, power stroke,
7.3 diesel. Dually. 93k mi.
$15,800. (941)-628-4419 dir.
2001 TOYOTA TUNDRA
UNITED X-CAB, LTHR,
SUPER CLEAN, ONLY
S 45K MI $15.999


7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS

GENE GORBAN



FAMILY MOTORS
2002 NISSAN FRONTIER
SE V6 QUAD CAB, LIKE
NEW! MINT! $15,995.
625-2141 Port Charlotte
2003 CHEVY S-10 EXT CAB
6 cyl, auto, 16K mi, warranty.
$12,300. (941)-426-7029
GENE GORMAN


7305 SPORT UTILITY/ 7305 SPORT UTILITY/
VEHICLES VEHICLES

1998 TOYOTA 4-RUNNER, 5- GENEGORMAM
spd, 4-cyl, ac, roof rack, hitch
alarm $7500 (941)-698-1274


GEE rFAMILT MOTORS
GORMAN'S 2002 KIA SHORTAGE,
GREAT GAS MILEAGE!
1999 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER EXTRA CLEAN! $8,990.
LTD., LOW MI! SUNROOF. 625-2141 Port Charlotte
GORGEOUS! $15,800.
639-1601, Punta Gorda GMN GORWAN


2000 TOYOTA
4 RUNNER 4 CYL, AUTO


VERY CLEAN, ONLY 60K L OTR
A $10,999 FAMLT MOTORS
1 Y5- 2002 NISSAN XTERRA XE,
FA W H E ffOTORS -SUNROOF, RACK, 6 PK
CD. MINT! $15,995.
2003 DODGE RAM 2500 2000 Toyota 4-Runner LIMIT- 625-2141 Port Charlotte
SLTCREW CAB, LEATHER, ED, 1 owner, moon roof, CD,
PWR. SEAT. $21,780. good shape. $12,900 obo GENE GORMA
625-2141 Port Charlotte (941)423-3838 cr 628-1596 G-
2003 FORD RANGER EDGE 2000 TOYOTA RUNNER
51K mi., stepside, loaded Low mileage, one owner
w/ CD, bedliner, V-6 or lease return is loaded with FAMILY MOTORS
more CarFax certified features and clean as new.
$8988 or low monthly CarFax certified $9988 2002 TOYOTA HIGH-
payments with FINANCE or low monthly payments LANDER LTD, ONLY 19K
PLANS FOR EVERYONE with FINANCE PLANS MI! FLAWLESS! $22,900.
(941)-966-7111 FOR EVERYONE. 625-2141 Port Charlotte
(9411-966-7111
AUTOCITY AUTO CITY 2003 C3EVROLET TRACKER
O C I A IUTO C IY 4 dr., 30K mi., one owner
2003 GMC SONOMA new car trade-in w/ full facto-
LOW MILES, new diamond ry warranty, CarFax certified
plate tool box, auto, 4 cyl, rU EJ$9988 or low monthly
alloy wheels.1$12,5002. f payments with FINANCE
941-416-5102 GORM IS PLANS FOR EVERYONE.
2003 NISSAN Frontier 4 Dr. 2001 FORD ESCAPE XLT, -AUTO CITY
XE, extras, like new, Only 6K LEATHER, LOW MILES, V6, AU ITY
mi.! Good on gas. $17,000. AUTO. MINT! $11,900.
Bob (941)-255-1543 Iv msg 639-1601, Punta Gorda 2003 CHEVY SUBURBAN, 36k
Smi! White, leather, all pwr.
2004 Dodge Ram 4 door, V-8, 2001 TOYOTA ARV 4, silver, $22,900. (941)-457-0279
Low miles, $14,000 OBO & roof rack, CD, PW, PDL, good
1996 Dodge Ram 360 Single cond, 5 spd, 75 K mi, $9,800
Cab, $4000 OBO (863)-558- obo. ***SOLD*** GENE
0198oGIM
2004 TOYOTA TACOMA Limit- ENE GORMAN GOR AN'S
ed T.R.O. 4 dr., off road pkg. ,2003 CHEVY TRACKER LT,
Exc. cond. in & out. $19,900. V6, AUTO, LEATHER.
(941)-505-1343 IMMACULATE! $13,500.
2005 DODGE RAM 1500 Pret- FAMIL MOTORS 639-1601, Punta Gorda
ty truck! tonneau cover, bed- 2002 CHEVY TAHOE Z71 2003 FORD EXPEDITION
liner. Must sell! Asking Payoff 4X4, 7 PSGR. Eddie Bauer, 40K mi., 4WD,
$15,000 (941)-475-3775 ONLY 36K MI! $19,995. absolutely loaded w/ power
2005 GMC CANYON, 4D, 625-2141 Port Charlotte fold third seat, flip down
Z71, red, 16K, loaded, like TV/DVD, one owner local
new $19,600 (941)483-9067 2002 CHEVY TRACKER JEEP trade-in is CarFax certified
MINT COND. LOW MI, trade-in is CarFax certified
$8000/080 (AM) 941-483- and showroom new $23988
7305 SPORT UTILITY/ 1115 OR (PM) 9414884477 or low monthly payments
VEHICLES with FINANCE PLANS
2002 Durango SXT, loaded FOR EVERYONE.
1985 Chevrolet Suburban 3/4 black beauty, exc cond 59k (9411-966-7111
Ton, HD, Trailer Package, no $13995. 941-626-3911 dr. AUTO CITY
rust $1500. 941-916-5888 2002 FORD EXPEDON
1991 Ford Explorer, 4WD, XLT3 RD SEAT LOADED, 2003 FORD Explorer Sport,
Runs good, $1,400, ONLY 57K. $11,999 exc cond, fully equipped,
***SOLD* "5K $10,500 (813)-695-0036 N.P.
1993 FORD EXPLORER Brand .*:Fre 2 2003 HONDA PILOT
new tires & A/C, garage kept. 41K mi., third seat, loaded
$2600 (941)-426-9425 "' 2002 FORD EXPEDITION with features and clean as


11993 NSSAN PAIF IDER
XEV6, SUPER LEAN.
68KIMLES.$S5,999


1994 JEEP CHEROKEE 4
door, 6cyl, auto, AC, 80k
mi, Runs/drives exc.
$2950/obo 941-650-5785
1994 NISSAN PATHFINDER
LE, V-6 4WD, 79K mi.,
leather, sunroof, absolutely
loaded one owner trade-in is
CarFax certified and clean as
new. $5988 or low monthly
payments with FINANCE
PLANS FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY
1995 JEEP CHEROKEE 2DR,
6CYL, 5 SPD, VERY CLEAN,
$2450/OB0 941-468-1489


XLT 68K mi., third seat,
rear A/C, power pedals, CD
and more, CarFax certified
and clean as new $14988
or low monthly payments
with FINANCE PLANS
FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111-
AUTO CITY
2002 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE
BAUER EDITION- 3rd seat. Ask
$12,400. (941)460-0002
2002 JEEP GR. CHEROKEE
LTD, All power, leather, tint,
loaded. 63K mi. $15,500.
obo (941)-627-3137
2002 MERCURY Mountaineer,
white, 40k miles, sun roof, CD
player, leather interior, bug
shield, rain shield, push but-
ton entry, security system.
$15,500. Call 941-575-0608
or 941-661-8229


new, CarFax certified.
$18988 or low monthly
payments with FINANCE
PLANS FOR EVERYONE.
(9411-966-7111
AUTO CITY
2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
GLS 39K mi., V-6, loaded
with options and clean as
i new, CarFax certified
$13988 or low monthly
payments with FINANCE
PLANS FOR EVERYONE.
(941)-966-7111
AUTO CITY

20GJ JEEP LIBERTY
SPORT V6, AUTO,
ONLY 45K, PRICED TO
SELL $11,499


kSUNCOAST BOATING


7330 BOATS-POWERED 7330 BOATS-POWERED

13', 1988 BOSTON WHALER 17.5' 2005 Hurricane Deck
40 hp Mariner, electric start, boat, 90HP Yamaha, Cost
trailer, $3700. 941-639-8951 $17k, Sacrafice $8500/obo
(941)-587-0806
14' & OVER 1
A GREAT WAY TO 18 RIVERA, '75 model, 115hp
SELL YOUR BOAT' Johnson mtr., like new trlr.
Buyers waiting! $1500/obo. (941)-743-5345
WE FINANCE 18' STARCRAFT Pontoon '97,
HUGE Storage Lot new carpet & seats, livewell,
bimini, 50hp Mercury, pwr V/t,
FREE No Charges nice $4500. 941-474-2717
To Consign Your Boat 18' 2000 HYDRA SPORTS,
Gulf Coast CC, 90HP Johnson, low hrs.,
Marine Center trailer, 2001 Minn Kota, 651b,
all electronics, (radio, FF, GPS
Billy 629-9666 & compass) are incl., rigged
for fishing. Clean. Exc. Cond!
15ft Manatee Bayliner Lift stored. $10,500. obo
wv/motor & trailer $1500 OBO (941-916-1670
4863Y-993-0069 18' WELCRAFT Scarab 3.0
16' 1987 Landau Alum. boat, Merc cruiser, extra clean, fun
,28 hp Johnson, galv. trailer. boat. Incl. galvanized trailer.
$1400 (941-830-1097 $4200/obo 941-429-6826
16' ALUM. STARCRAFT, 28HP 19' 1989 BAYLINER, trailer,
Evinrude, fully equipped, Best electronics. Boat needs work.
snook boat in town, $1,995 $500. ***SOLD"****
<941)-268-9029 19' RENKEN bow rider, low
16' MEYERS Alum., 25HP hours, 2.5 Merc 10, SS prop.
Evinrude, trolling motor, 4 new GPS, trlr w/elec. winch.
seats. Never been in saltwa- $2800. 941- 380-1578
ter. $2000 941-961-9742 1977 Crestliner, inboard/out-
16.5' OPEN BOW Checkmate, board, 24', cuddy cabin, 2
115HP Mercury 0/B, galv. trlr berths, porta john, new engine
$3400/obo. (941-809-6846 but needs work. 2 axle trailer,
50 gallons fresh gas, $2,000.
16' 2005 Palm Bch, 50HP 941-637-7479
Merc., 3 yr. warr, trailer, low hrs.,
i$9,000. (941)475-5793 1987 Sea Ray cruiser, very
clean, low hours, fully loaded.
16' STARCRAFT, 70hp w/trail- $48,500. 941-255-5373
er, runs good. $1,000 (941)- 2/15/06
474-7124
20' 1978 HARRIS PONTOON
17' fiberglass boat, 115 Mer- Newer deck/carpeting w/
cury, alum. trlr. w/ torsion 1999 Rocket bunk trailer
spring, trolling motor, batter- less than 100 mi. Too
es, live well, many extras, many items to mention.
$3500/obo. (941)-626-4825 $1600 (941)475-0530


7330 BOATS-POWERED 7330 BOATS-POWERED 7330 BOATS-POWERED 7330 BOATS-POWERED 7330 BOATS-POWERED


20' 2001 PLAYBOY PON- 22' 1997 Angler, center 26' 19!
TOON Yamaha 4 Stroke, console, 200HP Mercury, modor
50HP, with trailer port-a-potty, 120 gallon tank, bimini top. 450hrs
curtin & cover, low hrs, asking GOOD CONDITON!!! inside,
$9000/obo 941423-3565 Trailer included. $11,500 Power,
obo 941-412-9456.
20' '84, Bayliner Explorer, 115 Enclose
Volvo penta I/0, o/d needs 22' MACO CC w/ 1989 150 Weeker
work $1000. 941-473-2369 Johnson and 89, 15HP John- canvas,
son, Elect. start with trailer Venice
20' 1990 CHAPARRAL Cabin $6995. (941)-915-7945 $22,9(
Cruiser, inboard/outboard
motor, engine rec. over- 22.8' Renken SeaMaster Email

hauled, mooring cover and walk-a-round, rebuilt 1.0. V6 26' Tr
canopy.$4500 941-484-7987 with aluminum tandem trailer, 1999
$7,900. Ready to fish. Call a
20' 1995 LOWE.PONTOON, after 5, 764-0744 or 286- detailsny
70HP Johnson, tandem, galva- 1219.
nized trailer. Seats & floor 22' Seaswir 1995, deck boat, 27' s
good cond. $4,900. (941)- 150 h.p. Johnson Ocean Ru1- sleeps
766-1901, (8651-776-2448 J s cruiser
ner, aluminum trailer, new good.
20' 2001 YAMAHA LS 2000, cover, $7,500, (941)-255- 9075
2 135HP Jet engines. Garage 3367
kept. $13,500. (941)-628- 23'CC EXPRESS, Factory new 28' Ba
2820 Merc. 10. Like new! $5,900. .0's, "
20' Cape Craft 2005, CC, (941)-624-6549 or664
Yamaha 4-stroke 150, gal. 23' SEARAY, w/tandem trailer,
tandem trailer, bimini top, con- best offer, needs some cos- $$
sole cover, D/F, GPS, stereo, metic work. (941)426-2084 For
23' BAYLINER Trophy, 250hp wi
20' Diversified fishing skiff, Merc, I/O, only 51 hrs, like (i
125 hp, force outboard new w/alum trlr & lots of
motor, mooring cover & extras $29,900 (941)4234437
canopy, fish & depth finder.
$2500 (941)484-7987 23' SAILFISH 2002 WAC
225hp Yamaha, New Trailer,
21' 1995 SEA PRO, WAC, Pro- ALL Elect., Asking $30K Call
fessionally rebuilt 200 HP (941)624-2148 Details.
Yamaha. Only 1 yr. on motor.toon Ba F ber- Use the
Runs great! $7,800. obo 24' ft Pontoon Boat, Fiber- Usethe
(941-624-3346 glass 90hp Mariner eng.
$3500 (863)-993-0069 Improve
21' ALUM. CUDDY, Merc. 10. 24'6" Sea Ray Sundancer Mark TI
Clean! Easy on fuel! Runs 1982, newer engine, 260hp
good. $1,450. 941-624-6549 Mercruiser I/0, galley, shore To Che
power, enclosed head w/flush- To Che
21' Hurricane Deck Boat, 140 ing toilet, holding tank, power
h.p. Suzuki, galvanized tan- trim tabs, dual batteries, gains.
dem trailer, $1,600, (941)- Sleeps 4, No trailer
815-1267 $3850./obo 941-473-4093


96 REGAL 258 Com-
e: Twin Mercruiser I/0,
, Sleeps 4, Like new
Carry-on AC, Shore
Corian Sink, Fridge,
*d Head/Shower, Great
id Boat! Needs new
Great buy. Located
Yacht Club. Asking
)0 (239)-250-5156
sellnaples@aol.com
i-toon Pontoon boat
90 h.p. Honda, too
options to list, call for
(941)-637-3917
SeaRay Weekender,
4, full galley, 350 Mer-
260 h.p., looks & runs
$6,700. (941) 626-

liner, 1985, Twin 4 cyl.
lift kept, boat needs
$1,000, (941)-255-

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ry Size or Price.
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West Marine Water Tender
Dinghy, Mini Kota rts40 Salt-
water electric motor, 12V
55AMP HR Battery, All practi-
cally new. $500. Call Details
941-639-7458

7331 SAILBOATS

19' Cape Dory weekender,
w/trailer, $3000. 941-916-
0407
26' 1979 VOYAGER CUTTER
Traditional blue water, 34"
draft, Yanmar 8 hp, new
dodger, mast steps, lazy
jacks, shore power, battery
charger, Triade trailer.
$12,500 (706)-246-5814 or
(954)463-7520


WED-SAT 8:30-6 30' IRWIN Citation 19//,
SUN 10-5 24hp Yanmar, fixed keel.
1800$2481436 12,000/obo (941-730-1578
7332 PERSONAL

MUST SELL! WATER VEHICLES
1987 24ft Albemarle w/ 1990 Kawasaki & 1991 Yama-
Volvo outdrive, stainless ha jet skis w/ trailer. Minor
dual-prop, in like new repair. Both run. Low hrs.
cond. If new today it $1600/obo. Call after 3pm
would cost $84,950 for (941)-743-8753
boat only. This 1 comes
w/ Si-tex ColorMax II. Cost 1997 SEEDOO, 110 HP, 1996
$2309. Also Si-tex pro YAMAHA, 85HP on a 2000
Fish III fish finder w/ Yacht club double trl. $5,500.
bronze thru hull Transduc- obo (941)-629-6165
er would cost $896. All 2002 SEEDOO GTX Dl, 3
this for only $21,600. seater, very low hours w/ trail-
REDUCED TO er. $5,300. (941)-505-8774
$17,995. 473-2048 2003 KAWASAKI ULTRA 150,
JET SKI, Super fast, perfect
"89 34 ft Silverton conv, v/ g cond! Hardly used. $5,500.
cond. extras $52,000. 941- obo (941-624-3346
375-2432 mataia@juno.com JET SKIS (2) 2000 Seadoo
Bombadier GTS w/ dual trlr.
Classified = Sales Lo hrs. Great cond. $7200.
S(941-628-8738.


7332 PERSONAL
WATER VEHICLES
Yamaha 1300 R jet ski w/trail-
er, 22 hrs., lots of extras,
$6,500/obo. 941-916-4647

7334 OUTBOARD/
MARINE ENGINES
1995 30hp L/S Evinrude, exr
cond., w/controls,
$1200/obo. *SOLD!*
1996-120HP FORCE By
Mercury Outboard, Very
good cond. w controls.
$1500/obo
941-270-0794
1998 HONDA 15 hp, 4 stroke,
low hrs. $1200 (941)-429-
9941 or (941)-628-8813
200 YAMAHA HPDI, pur-
chased 03/02. low hrs, good
cond. $4900. 941-628-0427
2000 JOHNSON 4hp, good
cond. $350. SOLD!
2001 REBUILT MERC 150hp
w/controls, 1 yr 500 warranty
$5,500. 941475-7055
2005 NISSAN 4-Stroke Out-
board, 9.8 S/S, New, never
been used! Incl. gas can, fuel
line tools & manual. $1600.
(941-575-7352
2005 Yamaha 15hp, 2 stroke,
just broke in, spare prop
$2000obo. 941-623-3178
Need to re-power, low
low hours. 2 5.7 liter
volvo engine w/dual
prop out drives, trim
pumps ready to go. 1
motor is new purchased
5/05 and the other one
6/05. Will only sell as a
set. $3500 obo. 941-
613-1643 leave mes-
sage if not home.


7338 MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.

1960, 283 Chris craft marine
engine, w/transmission, never
in salt. Needs rebuild $400.
941-916-0407
BIMINI TOP, Maroon, 75" wide.
New fabric! $99. (941)-916-
1068
GARMIN GPS Map 130, Digital
maps, all accessories. Never
used, original package. Over
$500. value. Sell $300.
SOLD!
Prop for 225 Johnson
Out Board $25.00
743-6383
Yamaha Prop, 13 X 17 K-prop,
fits 90 115 h.p., $200,
(941-505-2672

7339 CANOES/
KAYAKS

14' Wee Lassie, cedar
stripped canoe, brand new
$1500. 941-740-1195
FL's Largest Kayak Selec-
tion! Rentals, Tours, Classes.
Economy -Tackle 6018 S
Trail, Sara. (941)922-9671
KAYAK, 2 person, $300.
*"SOLD"*
KAYAKS & CANOES
SALES, RENTAL, EQUIP.
LARGEST SELECTION IN
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
ESTERO RIVER
(239) 992-4050

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7305 SPORT UTILITY/
VEHICLES
2004 Ford Excursion, diesel,
20+ mpg, 4wd, Eddie Bauer,
all the toys & options, 39K mi,
immaculate inside & out
$33,500 080 941-474-6633
2004 GMC ENVOY XUV
FACT WARR, UKE NEW
ONLY 19K. $17,999


2004 LINCOLN AVIATOR
loaded, beige/beige Ithr, DVD,
only 16k miles. $30,000.
(941)-697-0765
GENEGORIAN



FAMILY MOTORS
2005 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
GLS, V6, ONLY 14K MI!
LEATHER. $19,600.
625-2141 Port Charlotte
GENEGORM&N



FAMILY MOTORS
2005 JEEP WRANGLER
CONV., 4.0L, V6, AUTO.
IMMACULATE! $21,900.
625-2141 Port Charlotte

7310 4 X 4'S
'96 BRONCO XLT 5.8L V8,
4-spd, auto, Itd slip axle, tow
pkg, new tires, 76k miles
$8,700. 941-698-8911
1984 Toyota 4-Runner on
42's, runs & looks good,
$4,900 or trade 460-3256
1989 F150-Black XLT Lar-
rat w/topper, loaded, A/C,
cruise, 40k mis, newly
rebuilt, runs great, $5995
Call Today! 255-8217
1993 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
LARADO, 4X4, LOADED, COLD
A/C, HIGH MI., EXC. COND!
$2,450 941-423-1485 dr
1997 Ford F150 XLT Lariat
Ext. Cab 4X4, All power, Exc.
Cond. 863-990-6578 $8000.

7320 AVIATION
(2) Rebuilt Continental A65
aircraft engines with cars,
ready for your homebuilt
project. $4500/each obo.
(941) 639-7558.

7329 BARGAIN BASKET
24' FIBERGLASS, Marathon,
complete for parts. Includes
5.0 liter GM with Alpha I Merc
ruiser. 941-639-8951

7341 TRAILER &
ACCESSORIES
14' Galvanized Continental
boat trailer. $150
(941)-697-5045
16' BOAT TRAILER SINGLE
AXLE, NEEDS MINOR WORK
$250 OBO. 941-639-0338
18 21' galv. boat trailer.. Sin-
gle axle. Good cond. $575/
obo. (941)-286-5867
18' Magic Tilt Float on trail-
er, exc. cond. For details,
please call (941)-475-4983
$650/obo
19.5' All Aluminum Tandem
Axle Boat Trailer, $1500. obo
(941)-575-4286 after 5pm
2005 Bobcat Trailer, 18ft long
$2200 OBO (863)-993-0069

21' PERFORMANCE tandem
axle BOAT TRAILER,
$550/obo. (941)488-0037
8x18 Cargo trailer, dual axle,
double back doors, 2 side
doors, $3500. 941-639-2152
B & G Trailers, Inc. Quality
enclosed trailers by Pace
American. Utility, Lawn,
Goosenecks & Equipment
trailers available. We also
have a full line of hitches,
parts & accessories. Visa
& Mastercard Accepted.
Mon. Sat.., 12677 Tamia-
mi Trl. So. Punta Gorda,
Call (941) 575-7876
FRONTIER CARGO Trailer
6x12 V nose, Brdand new
$2850 941-423-6469 or
270-6348
Galv. good cond., up to 16'
boat, new tires! $250 941-
916-0407
MASTER TOW 2 wheel Car
Dolly, excel, cond, $500.
(941) 575-6931.
NEW BOAT TRAILERS AT
Dealer Cost. Credit Cards
Accepted. WEST COAST
TRAILER (941)698-9902
Tow Dolly, New straps,
Good Condition $550. obo
941-276-4032

7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS
1952 Harley Davidson Panhead,
fresh up, electronic igniton, belt
drive, ready for Daytona
$12,500 obo (941)-266-0098
1984 HARLEY DAVIDSON,
1000cc, Many extras,
$4,000. (941)-255-1685
1986 HARLEY DAVIDSON,


FXRS low rider, Very good
cond. 25600mi, Scream-
ing Eagle Ignition. $8,500.
941-460-9411
1990 Harley Davidson FXRP
White, very nice condition,
less than 24k mi, $8600/obo.
(941)-493-2195, Venice
1990 HD Softail, extra
chrome, Mikuni Dyna ing. S &
S fly wheels, Delkron case,
Crane cam flowed heads,
Wiseco,M6, King, Queen seat.
$9200/obo. (941)-255-9671


7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/ 7370 CAMPERS/
SCOOTERS TRAVELTRAILERS
1991 Honda Goldwing Inter- 25' 2003 COACHMAN Travel
state. Good cond., $3500 trir. Spotless. Sleeps 4 com-
obo. 941-627-6737 fortably. Qn. size bed. Lots of
1991 YAMAHA V-max, 29K Extras. Must see $10,500.
runs good, exc cond. Asking 941-429-7576
$3500/obo (941)-697-3351 26' 1997 COACHMEN, 5th
1994 HONDA CR500, New wheel Catalina lite, sips-6,
tires, plastics, bottom & top $6500/obo (941)-475-0068
end. Beautiful Cond! A must 26' WILDERNESS 1997, Exc.
see. $2,100. (941-627-9876 Cond! Pull w/ 1/2 ton.
1994 Yamaha 100 4 $3,900. *SOLD*
stroke runs great, $850. 26' TT Harley Hauler toy box,
941-815-1664 sleeps 6. $9500. Days (941)-
1995 Harley Davidson Sport- 764-1388 or eves 769-4631.
ster, 1200cc, very good 33' FRANKLIN, 2006, 2
shape, lots of chrome, slides, W/D, fully loaded.
$4,950, (941)-916-6004 $20,500. (302j-983-8125
1995 Honda 750 NightHawk 35' Fifth Wheel Kropf, top of
50,000 miles, ex cond, many 35' Fifth Wheel Kropf, top of
upgrades-tires, sprocket, line 16' ele/tip out, NADA
more $2100/firm 941-697- $14,800, asking $9,995
9936 or 941-524-3656 FIRM! SOLD!
1995 KAWAWSKI Vulcan, 500 36' Prarie Scooner 5th wheel,
cc, cruiser with windscreen, 1989. Slide out, furnished,
saddlebags, exc. cond., 6200 clean, 4000 Onan gene., must
miles, $2495. 941-629-0788 see! $6000. obo..*SOLD!"
1998 Harley Davidson Dyna
Super Glide, Only 10K miles, I BUY Travel Trailers, 5th
forward controls, saddlebags, Wheels & Park Models. Pay
many extras, $10,000 obo Cash/Top dollar. Call Dave
Excel Cond, Garage Kept! (813)-713-3217
941-255-6967
1999 H.D. Electric Glide Clas-
sic Model FLHTC, Only 8,500
mi. Like new! Lots of extras!
$15,000. (941)-505-4021
2001 HARLEY DAVIDSON Her- -
itage, exc. cond., asking w ,
$14,500. (941)-637-4881
2001 Harley Dyna Low Rider,
12K mi., adult driven, garage
kept. Lots of extras. $14,900,
(941)-505-2626
2001 KTM 50 Pro Senior, exc. Fil ,L our Dreamn Coa!
shape, extra parts, some a.rts n,. u..J. .
gear, $1,200/obo, (941)5- 207-4 oo venwNoot
3871 47S-2200 SanvgiooA
2002 YAMAHA V-Star 1100,
470 orig. miles, many extras.
Like new, $6,000 firm. (941)-
637-1888
2003 1800cc VTX, Only
1,107 miles! $300. in extras
on it. Perfect condition!
$8,950. (9411-766-7239
2003 Harley Davidson Fatboy
anniv. model, black/silver, fuel
injected, compl. stock, under
300 mi, $16,900 obo. (941)
661-6774, (941) 833-4302.
2003 HONDA 125 CR
FMF pipe, tag bars, new
top end. RUNS GREAT.
$2200/0b0 941-497-5297 *
2004 Honda 600 VLX
Absolutely new! Only
63 miles! Wife wont ride.
$4,384. 941-639-4631
2004 Honda Reflex Scooter
red, 173 mi, excellent cond.
$4,000. Firm (941)-426-4906
2005 HONDA 1800N VTX,
black, 900 mi. Mint cond.
$10,500. (941)-764-1987
2005 HONDA CRF50F Perfect
cond., child won't ride,
$1000. (941)-423-6413
2005 HONDA DAYTONA, 200
mi., 50cc, Extras! Sacrifice
$1,300. obo (810)-252-2172
(Cell) Moped is in P. G.
Dutchmen 33' 5th wheel
camper, exc. cond. Everything
works great, good AC, fur-
nace good, king size bed in
master bedrm. sleeps 6 or 7.
$8500. 626-1250 or 255-
5904.
FlaCycle DISCOUNT Gas
& electric scooters, cycles,
pocket bikes, ATVs. Lowest
prices, we service all makes
& models. 6022 S. Tamiami Tr.
Sarasota (941-926-8830)


7365 ATV
'05 YFZ 450 quad, (LE), adult
owned. $6200. (941)-743-
7176 or 941- 258-1124
2004 HONDA RANCHER 350,
with mud lite tires, alum. rims,
like new. $3800. 2004
HONDA Recon, ES, Like new,
$2800. 2004 HONDA 90,
$1400. (941)423-4014
2004 HONDA RECON
very low hrs, ex cond, $2900.
941-475-4242

7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVEL TRAILERS
,1999 24 Ft Dutchman Travel
Trailer $6,250.. 863-494-
4980
1971 21' AIRSTREAM,
travel trailer, $3000.
Call 941-743-4489
1995 FIFTH WHEEL 31'
Coachman, double slide outs.
Call 941-575-7623.
1997 JAYCO POP UP camper
Exc. cond. Many extras, tow-
ing brakes, delux plumbing.
AC, Heat, Scr. room & more.
$4500/obo 941-473-3112
after 4pm
1998 36' Dutchmen, Bumper
pull Travel Trailer, 2 elec.
slides, Exc. Cond. New tires.
$9,000 863-990-0310
2001 Polans Trail Blazer 250,
automatic. $2,000. 1998
Honda 300 EX, $2,000. 941-
716-1376 Call for details.
2005 5th Wheel, 33', 3 slides,
loaded, will deliver! No smoke,
no pets, super clean!
$26,900. 941-286-6062
2005 COACHMEN CATALINA,
29' w/ slide out & skylight.
$13,500. obo 941-624-4116
2005 Hornet Sport By Key-
stone, 36', super slide out,
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JOE GIORGIANNI
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There is such a big brouha-
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how important the "morning
DURING pill" is. Now, by
"morning during pill" I am, of
course, referring to various
medications and remedies
that can and should be taken
while suffering the pangs and
miseries of having a common
cold.
The first thing to be consid-
ered is how to avoid getting, or
catching the cold in the first
place. I have concluded it will
not matter how much people


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1972: Led Zeppelin can-
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because authorities wouldn't
let them leave their airplane
because of their long hair.
1977: Janis Ian received
nearly 500 Valentine's Day
cards from fans. She sang
about never getting Valentine's
Day cards as a teenager in her
ballad "At Seventeen."
1984: Elton John married
studio engineer Renate Blauel.
They later divorced.
1988: A 12-year-old fan of
Motley Crue set his legs on fire
while trying tor imitate a stunt
in the group's "LiveWire" video.
He suffered bums over 10 per-
cent of his body. Motley- Crue
said the band's stunts should
not be tried at home.
1996: Prince married dancer
Mayte in his hometown of
Minneapolis. The wedding was
later annulled. In 2001, Prince
married Manuela Testolini.
1997: Michael Jackson and
wife, Debbie Rowe, became
parents of a son, named Prince
Michael.


will snicker, giggle, or point, I
fully intend to wear full protec-
tive clothing from now on,
including a full face mask,
complete with self-contained
oxygen supply, rubber gloves,
and of course rubber boots
that can either be sterilized or
disposed of at the end of each
day. The cost of the clothing
could not possibly compare to
the cost of medicating the
human body once infected
with the common cold.
As you might have suspect-
ed, I am enduring the wrath of
the common cold. My head is
the size of Connecticut and the
inside of my nose feels as
rugged as an Afghan mountain
trail. I'm afraid to cough or
sneeze, fearing severe cranial
pain as my brain gets whacked
as it bounces between the four
walls of my skull, much like a
billiard ball in pool hall. The
question then is what should,
or could I do to alleviate the
miseries that accompany this
dastardly viral invader.
Well, other than wearing the
aforementioned protective
gear, I decided I should employ


some of the remedies that
have trickled down through
the branches of our family tree.
First, I decided to mix up a
batch of the "hot stuff," as pre-
scribed by my late Aunt Lefty.
We gave her that name when
she got her right hand caught
in the tension spring of an alli-
gator trap. Her recipe required
mixing one quarter cup of
cayenne pepper with two cups
chopped, medium hot onions.
This mixture was to be boiled
in water over-night or until the
bottom of the pan became soft
and pliable. When the right
consistency was achieved, the
entire mixture was to be
strained through a material,
similar to that found in an
ordinary T-shirt, which I might
add, resulted in my going bare-
chested. After doing all the
above, I consumed the pre-
scribed eight ounce glass, and
watched as all four of my chest
hairs fell to the ground.
The family's favorite "stuffy-
head" recipe called for placing
a 2-pound pouch of cloves into
a pan of boiling water, along
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color had to do with the effec-
tiveness of the end result, but
after placing my head over the
contents of the pan in which I
was boiling the concoction
and shrouding the entire stove
with a bath towel, it did look
very much like my eyes were
dripping blood into the pan.
The remedy might have
worked too, if it hadn't been for
the smoke caused by the towel
catching fire as it, the towel,
draped over the hot stove.
Finally, I decided to try my
grandmother's ginger toddy.
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concocted by those with sever-
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handling firearms. First, one
must prepare several stalks of
ginger by stripping the outer
layer of bark from the entire
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step, the ginger should be
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A ew tips. on


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GERALD M. PHILLPS
COLUMNIST


Tips: "To insure prompt ser-
vice," that's what I've always
heard it meant, although today
I think some people in the ser-
vice industry view it as an enti-
tlement.
It's all a matter of etiquette
and civility and part of a plea-
surable dining experience.
I was eating in a restaurant
once when a customer got up,
paid his check and walked out
the door. I guess he forgot to
leave a tip, because as soon as
he hit the door a waitress, in a
voice that sounded like chalk
being scraped across a glass
chalkboard, said, "Thanks for
nothing!"
"Ouch!," I thought.
I hesitate to write this,
because for the nine people
who give you good service,
you'll only remember the 10th
one, who didn't.
Sometimes it's hard to know
how much to tip and to whom,
especially -when wine is
involved. Whether to leave a tip
or not is entirely within your
discretion. No law says you
have to do it.
If you received really poor or
insulting service, don't tip. If it's
a place where you eat often
and they know you, I would
recommend you tip and tip
well.
I read a story about a
famous football coach once.
He and a friend were riding in a
taxi one night in some city in
Texas. As they were getting out


of the cab, the famous coach
gave his friend a $20 bill and
said, "Give it to the cabbie."
"But, I already gave him a
generous tip," his friend
protested.
"Yeah, I know," said the
famous coach, "but tomorrow
he won't remember you and
he'll sure as hell remember me
and that I was in his cab."
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not be your server's fault.
Sometimes there is trouble or a
problem in the kitchen, or it is
an unusually busy night and
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do with that, but is the one
you'll take it out on. Before
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joh of the wine steward and
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glasses and decanted the bot-
tle or performed some other
service for you, I would add
something extra.
People typically tip 15-20
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Some restaurants have
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your bill, usually 12 percent. I
know the restaurant is just try-
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I can see where the service
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don't look closely at your bill,
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the total, you are in effect tip-
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Opera offers stunning production of 'La Boheme'


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The Sarasota Opera opened
its 47th season with a stunning
production of Puccini's "La
Boheme."
With sensitive conducting
by Victor DeRenzi and excel-
lent orchestral work, this pre-
sentation took flight with the
beautiful sets by designed by
David P Gordon, fine lighting
by James Leitner, accurate
period costumes by Susan
Memmott Allred and out-
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four penniless artists who are
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her life.
Puccini leads us from scene
to scene with enchantingly
beautiful music interspersed
with rousing melodies for the
chorus, a children's chorus,
and an on-stage band.
From the freezing garrett, to
the Latin Quarter and the Cafe
Momo, to the Barrier d'Enfer
and back to the garret, we
learn of the loves, hopes and
despair of this close knit group.
Mimi (Inna Dukach) pours
out Puccini's lovely melodies
with lyricism and great control
as she expresses her love for
Rudolfo, her despair when she
believes he doesn't love her,


and finally, her quiet agony on
her death bed. Her glorious
singing adds translucency and
luster to the music with gold-
en, liquid tones.
Lozano, as Rudolfo, inter-
plays beautifully with his com-
rades of the garret and his lyric
tenor voice soars in solos and
blends beautifully in the duets
with Mimi.
Marcello (Jonathan Carle) is
taken by the flirt Musetta
(Kristin Lewis). Carle's fine
baritone is a perfect ploy for
the brazen Lewis, whose so-
prano can be sharp and biting
and terribly effective in her
scenes of anger, or hauntingly


smooth as in the last scene in
the garret at Mimi's death.
Scott Guinn as Schaunard, a
musician, develops his own
style while working well with
his friends. His voice is strong
and added much to the
ensemble work.
Young-Bok Kin, a philoso-
pher, was outstanding in his
aria in the final scene where he
bids adieu to his coat that he is
to pawn for money to help
Mimi. The audience was total-
ly enraptured by this aria.
The chorus and children's
chorus, as usual, were excel-
lent in creating scenes of
bright activity. And the on-


stage band performed ad-
mirably.
Throughout the opera, the
audience was drawn into the
drama of the moment and
taken by the superb sets, fine
modulation between orchestra
and stage and, of course, the
brilliant work of all the singers,
bar none.
This is a production which
will be remembered and sav-
ored for a long time.
"La Nozze di Fiagaro," "I
Masnadieri" by Verdi and "Die
Fledermaus" are the other
three operas to be featured this
season. For tickets, call the box
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Pineapple Avenue in down-
town Sarasota glittered Satur--
day evening, Feb. 4, as the 2006
Sarasota Opera season open-
ed.
Prior to the evening's pre-
mier performance of Giacomo
Puccini's "La Boheme," more
than 550 guests attended the
Gala to celebrate opera's 47th
Opera Season. In addition to
"La Boheme," the 2006 season
features Wofgang Amadeus
Mozart's "The Marriage of
Figaro;" Johann Strauss Jr.'s
"Die Fledermaus;" and Giu-
seppe Verdi's "I Masnadieri,"
which is part of Sarasota


Opera's ongoing Verdi cycle
and Masterworks Revival ser-
ies.
Co-chaired by Richard and
Ann Cameron and Dr. Jack and
Isabelle Wright, more than 550
guests attended the spectacu-
lar event, which was catered by
Michael's On East.
Guests were treated to a
menu that included: baby let-
tuce with Florida citrus fruits,
toasted almond and blue
cheese with sweet poppyseed
vinaigrette; garlic and herb
crusted chateau of beef paired
with pan seared mahi mahi
with capers, shiitake mush-
rooms and sun-dried toma-
toes; and tuxedo strawberries.


Patrons enjoyed cocktails
before dinner. Wines for the
evening were provided by
Chateau L' Hesperit Wines.
Centerpieces of blue cur-
iosa and bluebird lavender
roses, lush seeded eucalyptus,
and winter branches in glass
cylindrical vases were de-
signed by Beneva Flowers and
graced the tables, which were
draped in rich, violet lamour
satin.
A trumpet fanfare signaled
the impending start of the
opera. Dinner guests made
their way to the theater for
Sarasota Opera's new produc-
tion of Puccini's "La Boheme."
Artistic Director Victor DeRen-


zi conducted the performance,
which was directed by Steph-
anie Sundine with sets by
David P Gordon and costumes
designed by Susan Memmott
Allred. Inna Dukach and Israel
Lozano sang the lovers Mimi
and Rodolfo, with Kristin Lewis
as Musetta, Jonathan Carle as
Marcello, Young-Bok Kim as
Colline, and Scott Guinn as
Schaunard.
. Prior to the performance,
Opera Board Chair Ed Bavaria
took the stage to welcome the
audience and to recognize the
Opening Night Gala Chairs
Richard and Ann Cameron
and Dr. Jack and Isabelle
Wright. Sarasota Opera Exec-


utive Director Susan Danis
thanked the evening's corpo-
rate sponsors, the season's co-
producers the opera donors
whose generous financial gifts
underwrite a portion of each
season's production costs -
who were introduced by
soprano Adrienne Danrich,
who will be singing the role of
the Countess Almaviva in this
season's production of Mo-
zart's "The Marriage of Figaro."
After the curtain fell, pa-
trons were escorted back to the
tent for the "Afterglow Party"
with flowing champagne and a
lavish dessert buffet. Patrons

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Carolina Jazz Festival. Since
1990 the Midiri Brothers have
made the rounds of the East
Coast's premier venues includ-
ing New York City's Rainbow
Room and Philadelphia's
Penn's Landing. Their arrange-
ments are in the tradition of
the swing and Dixie eras and
feature creative performances
of the music of Benny Good-
man, Lionel Hampton, Artie
Shaw and Fletcher Henderson
among others.
The innovative music of the
Midiri Brothers Sextet is regu-
larly featured on nationally
syndicated AM and FM radio
shows throughout the country.
"The Midiri Brothers ... are
considered by many to be the
best organized band doing
swing era material," Bruce
Gast, director of jazz at the
Bridgewater, N.J., Jazz Concert
series said.
The Midiri Brothers Sextext
consists of Joe Midiri, clarinet,
sax, and leader; Paul Midiri,
vibes and trombone; Dan
Tobias, trumpet and cornet;
Pat Mercuri, guitar; Jim Lawlor,
drums and Cary Cattley, bass.
Dan Tobias has played with
many well know jazz luminar-
ies. Pat Mercuri frequently
plays with the Philadelphia
Orchestra, New York City and
Philadelphia theater and show
orchestras while also appear-
ing on PBS and ABC's "Good
Morning America." Cary Cat-
tley earned his master's degree
and Ph.D in music and per-


forms with the Princeton Sym-
phony Orchestra. Jim Lawlor
performs at numerous casinos
in New Jersey.
Leeds is well known in the
Venice area and Bud Leeds and
Friends have performed at
concerts in support of The
Venice Symphony as -well as
many other jazz events in the
area. Leeds is as comfortable
with his clarinet as he has been
as an educator and as vice
chair and president emeritus
of the Jefferson Legacy Foun-
dation. Bud has appeared with
the New Reformation Jazz
Band, Onion River Jazz Band,
Dr. Jazz, Dixie Six and the Dixie
Spirit and many other jazz


groups.
Tickets may be obtained by
contacting Joe Centofanti at
496-8002 or 468-4561 (cell) or
by e-mail to: jcentofanti@com-
cast.net or Ruth Kaal at 497-
1500.
All seats are reserved and
regular tickets are $23 per per-
son.
Patron tickets (first three
rows of front center section)
are $35 per person.
For additional information
on the Midiri Brothers, visit
http://midiribros.com.
The Church of the Nazarene
is at 1535 E. Venice Ave. just
east of the Venice Commons
Shopping Center.


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and company members danc-
ed into the wee hours of the
morning to the sounds of the
Abe Guard Orchestra.
In addition to the co-chairs
and corporate sponsors, indi-
vidual sponsors for the Open-
ing Night Gala included: Betsy
Bagby, Ed and Jane Bavaria,
Carol and Les Brualdi, Max K.
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or prominently displayed on
the bill where you can't miss it.
If you want to tip extra, fine,
but at least they should let folks
know up front what's going on.
Also, if they don't accept
major credit cards, it should be
highlighted on the menu or on
a sign conspicuously posted. I
never carry cash and use credit
cards extensively, and there's
nothing worse or more embar-
rassing than finding out after a
meal they don't take credit
cards.
I don't always remember to
ask upfront and almost every-
one accepts them today. And I
don't carry a checkbook either.
The best policy is to keep a
cool head, don't be rude, tell
the manager if you are dissatis-
fied and tip well for prompt,
courteous service. It will make
that server and you both feel
good about yourselves. And
that should be the goal of your
dining-out experience.

Gerald M. Phillips is a
member of the American
Society ofEnologists and
Viticulturists, American Wine
Society (professional member),
Confrerie des Chevaliers du
Tastevin, Confrerie des
Chevaliers de la Chaine des
Rotisseurs, Ordine de Cavaliere
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Ramspeck, Phyllis and Charles
Savidge, Ethel and Ronald
Taub, and Virginia B. Toulmin.
About the Sarasota Opera
Based in Florida's beautiful
Gulf Coast, Sarasota Opera is
in now in its 47th season. In
1958 the company began pre-
senting chamber-sized reper-
toire in the historic 320-seat
Asolo Theater on the grounds
of Sarasota's Ringling Museum
of Art. Recognizing the need
for a theater more conducive
to opera, the company pur-
chased the former A.B. Ed-
wards Theater in downtown
Sarasota in 1979. Renovations
began in 1982 and the 1,033-
seat theater, now on the
National Register of Historic
Places, opened in 1984 as the
Sarasota Opera House. Since
1983 the company has been
under the artistic leadership of
Victor DeRenzi. Since then the


company has garnered inter-
national attention with its
Masterwork Revivals Series,
which presents neglected
works of artistic merit, as well
as the Verdi Cycle, begun in
1989 and culminating in 2013,
producing the complete works
of Giuseppe Verdi.
Recognizing the impor-
tance of training, Maestro De-
Renzi founded the Apprentice
Artist and Studio Artist pro-
grams. Sarasota Opera also
maintains a commitment to
education through its OPERA-
tion performances for local
schools and its unique Youth
Opera program.
Sarasota Opera's 2005-2006
season will run through May
14, 2006. The Winter Opera
Festival, Feb. 4-March 26
includes "La Boheme" by
Giacomo Puccini, "The Mar-
riage of Figaro" by Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart, "I Mas-
nadieri" (The Robbers) by
Giuseppe Verdi and "Die Fle-
dermaus" by Johann Strauss Jr.
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mances of Aaron Copland's
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May 13 and 14.
All operas are presented
with simultaneous English text
projected above the stage.
Opera subscriptions and
single tickets to all concerts
and opera performances are
on sale.
Patrons may purchase sub-
scriptions and tickets by con-
tacting the box office at 366-
8450, Ext. 1, toll-free at (888)
OPERA-12 (888-673-7212), or
online at sarasotaopera.org.

Sarasota Opera is sponsored
in part by the state of Florida,
Department of State, Division
of Cultural Affairs and the
Florida Arts Council. Programs
are supported in part by an
award the Tourist Devel-
opment Tax through the Board
of County Commissioners, the
Tourist Development Council
and the Sarasota County Arts
Council. Additional funding is
provided by the city of Sarasota
and Sarasota County.


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the murder.
Clouseau is momentary
smitten with the dead man's
girlfriend, a beautiful pop
singer (real-life singer Beyonce
Knowles, who had best not
give up her day job). Eventually
he realizes his heart belongs to
his secretary (Emily Mortimer),
whom we discover is beautiful
when she takes off her glasses.
Unfortunately, without her
specs she also has a tendency
to walk into trees and walls.
Clouseau also has a
straight-man sidekick, played
by the great Jean Reno, who
looks vaguely embarrassed to
be here.
This being a "Panther" for
the new millennium, we get


fart jokes and Viagra jokes,
along with tried-and-true slap-
stick bits involving a huge
metal globe set in motion by
the clumsy inspector. And for
some reason, Clouseau is
always getting in the way of
bicycle racers.
Two sequences, though, are
genuinely funny. In one the
language-mangling Clouseau
attempts to learn English from
a prim tutor who goes slowly
frantic as he butchers the sim-
ple phrase "I would like to buy
a hamburger." And at one
point Martin and Reno must
imitate the moves of Beyonce's
backup singers, a bit of pure
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Martin, at the World Premiere of "The Pink Panther" in New Yoi


Peter Sellers was Inspector
Clouseau.
Steve Martin is merely play-
ing Clouseau.
Big difference.
Not that a reasonably sane
person approaches the new
remake of "The Pink Panther"
with anything like the hope of
discovering a new comedy
masterwork. Heck, even the
original "Pink Panther" movies
were pedestrian affairs made
memorable only by Sellers'
gloriously insane comic inven-
tiveness.
Here Martin is assigned the
same function. Borrowing
mannerisms and character
traits from Sellers, he's just able
to keep the guffaws coming at
a rate of delivery that prevents
utter boredom from sneaking
up on us.
This doesn't make "The Pink
Panther" a good movie. It's a
bad movie with a few satisfying
laughs.
The plot? What plot?
The coach of the French
national soccer team is mur-
dered in front of thousands of
fans and his priceless ring, the
Pink Panther, vanishes. Police
Inspector Dreyfuss (Kevin
Kline, who starts out with an
exaggerated French accent and
then gives up) assigns the case
to the country's most inept
cop. The idea is for the media
to follow the bumbling
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Shellers hit the beach early every morning.



You don't need a boat to go island



hopping at Palm Island


BY ROB ROY
GUEST WRITER
When I happened to come
upon Palm Island Resort while
surfing the Web, I have to
admit I was a little suspicious.
It seemed like just the roman-


tic getaway I was looking for. A
quiet weekend with my girl-
friend. Isolated beachfront
rooms, a secluded stretch of
sand, loads of activities. The
problem was, I couldn't find
anyone who'd heard of it. How
could that be? It was only


about 10 minutes from Venice,
right across the Intracoastal
Waterway from Placida. A nice
resort that close to home
should be a household name. I
decided to trust my instincts
and go anyway. And I'm so glad
I did.


When I booked the trip to
Palm Island, the very friendly
and helpful agent told me that
I'd have to take a car ferry to get
there. I pictured a scene from
the Pacific Northwest. Driving
onto a massive vessel. Joining
dozens of other cars on two


decks. Getting out of the car
and strolling to the waiting
area above where everyone
would settle in for a long ride,
watching rugged tree-lined
islands float by. The crew, of

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course, sounding a blaring
horn as we shove off. Maybe
there'd even be a snack bar.
What we got was a small barge,
only big enough to fit eight
cars in two side-by-side rows.
The captain sitting about 10
feet in the air in his one-man
cabin. He did toot a horn,
though. The boat gently
moved away from shore and
about 30 seconds later we
stopped. Looking at each
other, we both asked in disbe-
lief, "Was that it? Are we there
already?" We were. If we were
in a canoe, we could have
coasted across with one swift
push of a paddle. Pulling off
the barge, it's a mile and a half
drive down a beachfront road
to the gates of the resort. There
are beach homes, some of
them pretty nice, but an
unusually high number of
empty lots remain. Palm Island
looks like it's escaped the
building boom that has cov-
ered every inch of coastline
from Clearwater to Naples. It's
only a matter of time before
those spaces are filled with ris-
ing 2-by-4's and Spanish tile.
There's no driving allowed
beyond the parking lot at the
Palm Island Resort driving
in cars that is. Golf carts seem
to be the favored mode of
transportation, even though a
quick stroll takes you every-
where you need to go. The reg-


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Bikes are a popular mode of transportation on carless Palm Island.


istration building looked little
more than a mobile home and
the decor was non-existent.
But after check-in, walking out
the door seemed like walking
through a magic portal. We


Palm Island beaches host a variety of gatherings.


had just stepped onto a
Caribbean island one that
was right in our own backyard.
The resort's portion of Palm
Island is split in half by a north-
ward pointing finger of water
called Rum Bay. The east side
backs up to the. Intracoastal
Waterway and is undeveloped.
The west side hugs the Gulf of
Mexico and is one-quarter
guest villas and three-quarters
private homes (not all home
sites have been developed yet).
The villas are built on stilts. Six
units are divided between two
floors. The 160 one-, two-, and
three-bedroom suites each
come with a fully equipped
kitchen, washer and dryer,
and, most importantly, spa-
cious screened terraces over-
looking either the gulf or the
marina. We had the gulf view.
And as soon as we opened the
door, we saw straight through
the hallway, past the living
room, and through the terrace
to the beach below and a
quickly sinking sun. We threw.
our bags down and, without
much more than a cursory
glance around our home for
the next two nights, hurried to
the beach for what we expect-


ed to be a spectacular sunset.
The beach is a little further
from the villas than it appears
on the Web site, maybe 200
yards or so, but it's a great walk.
The sand is not quite the bril-
liant, bleached white of Siesta
Key, but it's nearly as soft to the
touch. Chaise lounges speckle
the beach. We both climbed
onto one to watch the sun con-
tinue its sprint over the hori-
zon. As it sank beneath a far
away bank of clouds, shafts of
light shot up into the sky, try-
ing to keep a hold on the day.
But as it always does, the night
slowly takes over. A single,
brave star was the first to show
itself. Millions would follow,
one after the other. Glancing
up the beach, a very fine mist
spread onshore, looking like a
scene from Cape Co.d minus
the lighthouses. Small flocks of
gulls floated out over the gulf,
going nowhere in particular.
With the distraction of the
sunset gone, we started to
notice the grumbling in our
stomachs. It was time to go to
the resort's one and only
restaurant. This was the only
disappointment on Palm
Island. I figured there would be


at least a couple different din-
ing options. The Rum Bay
Restaurant isn't exactly what
you'd call fine dining. It con-
tained a mix of styles. The
tables and chairs were "Bob
Evans." The ambiance was
"Sizzler." The food presenta-
tion, "Red Lobster."
The menu is an unusual
combination of dishes.
Appetizers include the strictly
American chicken wings and
the hoity-toity French escar-
got. For main entrees, you can
choose between Italian chick-
en marsala, Asian crispy fried
duck, or a filet mignon. That's
not to say the food was awful.
It was tasty, but unspectacular.
Service was so-so. Nothing
special. The waitresses were
nice enough, but didn't dazzle.
Most of the resort's service was
just serviceable. Young people
make up much of the staff.
More of the fast-food type
worker than the knowledge-
able and effusive employee
you'd find at upscale retreats.
Half of Rum Bay's lunch and
dinner tables sit right next to ,-
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and takes a job as a nanny for an
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a murder suspect. 1 hour, 39 min-
utes.

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
Based on the E. Annie Proulx
story about a forbidden and
secretive relationship between
two cowboys and their lives over
the years. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

CAPOTE
Truman Capote, during his
research for his book In "Cold
Blood," an account of the murder
of a Kansas family, the writer
develops a close relationship with
Perry Smith, one of the killers.
1 hour, 38 minutes.

CURIOUS GEORGE
Will Ferrell stars as The Man in
the Yellow Hat, a gentleman who
looks after his pet monkey an
inquisitive and wonderful creature
whose enthusiasm often gets the
best of him. 1 hour, 22 minutes.

FINAL DESTINATION 3
The fright-filled Final
Destination franchise returns to
theaters in the supernatural
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years after the original Final
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ment in the series centers around
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nition proves true, those who
have "cheated death" and sur-
vived the accident are forced to
-, deal with the repercussions of
escaping their fate. Final Destin-
ation 3 stars Ryan Merriman (The
Ring Two) and Mary Elizabeth
Winstead. 1 hour, 55 minutes.


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America. It chronicles the real-life
conflict between television news-
man Edward R. Murrow and
Senator Joseph McCarthy and the
House Un-American Activities
Committee. With a desire to
report the facts and enlighten the
public, Murrow, and his dedicat-
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in the CBS newsroom defy cor-
porate and sponsorship pressures
to examine the lies and scare-
mongering tactics perpetrated by
McCarthy during his communist
'witch-hunts.' A very public feud
develops when the senator
responds by accusing the anchor
of being a communist. In this cli-
mate of fear and reprisal, the CBS
crew carries on and their tenacity
will prove historic and monumen-
tal.

HOODWINKED
The events surrounding the
notorious trip to Grandma's
house find Little Red Riding
Hood, Grandma and several oth-
ers as the focus of a criminal
investigation. Charges include a
domestic disturbance, breaking
and entering, and intent to eat,
among others. 1 hour,
20 minutes.

KING KONG
A crew of explorers and film-
makers set out to investigate the
myths of the legendary creature
King Kong. Traveling to Skull
Island, they discover a land unaf-
fected by time as Kong lives with
dinosaurs that have been hidden
and protected from man for cen-
turies. As the crew struggles to
survive on the treacherous island,
they eventually capture Kong
through his fascination with a
beautiful woman. Taken back to
New York, it may only be a matter
of time before Kong escapes his
confines. 3 hours.

LAST HOLIDAY
A shy cookware sales clerk
(Queen Latifah) thinks that she's
dying of terminal cancer and
decides to take one last dream
vacation to Europe. Selling all of
her possessions, she decides to
live it up in a posh hotel but does
not know how the rich are sup-

Please see QUICK, 11


While babysitting, a high school student (Camilla Belle) is terrorized by a stranger who calls
her in "When a Stranger Calls."



A stranger terrorizes a student



in 'When a Stranger Calls'


BY ROGER MOORE
GUEST WRITER


Here's what we remember
from that 1979 horror "clas-
sic." "When a Stranger Calls."
A babysitter, alone in a
strange house, gets phone
calls. They start out creepy.
progress to chilling, and then
punch us with "Have you
checked the children?"
Memory jogger, horror
fans. That's the first 20 min-
utes of the movie. The mid-
dle 70 minutes is boxing


FIREWALL
Firewall stars Harrison Ford as
bank security expert Jack
Stanfield, whose specialty is
designing infallible theft-proof
financial computer systems. But
there's a hidden vulnerability in
the system he didn't account for
- himself. When a ruthless crimi-
nal mastermind (Paul Bettany)


backstory on the serial killer,
and too much attention to
the dogged ex-cop (Charles
During) out to catch him.
Until the finale.
The new "Stranger" scores
over that earlier one as only a
post-"Halloween" horror
movie can. It strips the tale
do vi to its essentials girl
in a big, strange house,
watching two kids she hasn't
bothered to meet, getting a
succession of prank-to-men-
acing phone calls.
Simon "Con Air" West's


kidnaps his family, Jack is forced
to find a flaw in his system and
steal $100 million. With the lives
of his wife and children at stake
and under constant surveillance,
he has only hours to find a loop-
hole in the thief's own impenetra-
ble system of subterfuge and
false identities to beat him at his
own game. 1 hour, 40 minutes.


take on the story is bare-
bones basic filmmaking.
Yeah, the house is a remote
showplace (the cops are 20
minutes away) straight out of
Architectural Digest. Yeah,
the girl is the girl of the
moment, Camilla Belle of
"The Ballad of Jack and
Rose."
But the story is strictly
connect-the-dots.
Start \ith foreshadowing.
We meet Jill (Bellei in high

Please see STRANGER, 11


FUN WITH DICK AND JANE
When debts mount, Jim Carrey
and Tea Leoni turn to robbery.
Don't worry. It's a comedy. 1
hour, 30 minutes.

GOOD NIGHT, AND
GOOD LUCK
"Good Night, And Good Luck"
takes place during the early days


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posed to conduct themselves.
The residents are initially con-
fused but decide that her eccen-
tricity must mean that she is
incredibly wealthy and influential.
1 hour, 52 minutes.

THE MATADOR
A free-wheeling assassin
(Pierce Brosnan) realizes he does-
n't have any friends. This mid-life
crisis compels him to befriend a
down-on-his-luck American busi-
nessman (Greg Kinnear). Their
odd couple relationship is the
source of several funny and dan-
gerous developments. 1 hour,
37 minutes.

MATCH POINT
A former tennis pro falls for a
beautiful femme-fatal who is dat-
ing his nemesis. To complicate
things further, his nemesis also
happens to be his future brother-
in-law. 2 hours, 4 minutes.

MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS
Mrs. Henderson Presents is the
story of the unheralded Laura
Henderson, a widow who took it
upon herself to buy the Palais de
Luxe, a tiny cinema in Great
Windmill Street. With the help of
Vivian Van Damm she creates the


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legendary Windmill Theatre, a
performance hall that was
London's answer to the Moulin
Rouge where women appeared
naked on a London stage for the
first time. Deep down inside, Mrs.
Henderson is still fueled by her
tragic past. 1 hour, 43 minutes.

MUNICH
A Mossad agent and his team
hunt the terrorists responsible for
the murders of Israeli athletes at
the 1972 Olympics. 2 hours, 44
minutes.

NANNY MCPHEE
Horrible children must accept
discipline after a nanny with mys-
terious powers is hired to look
over them. 1 hour, 38 minutes.

NARNIA: THE LION, THE
WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
Four London children discover
a wardrobe that transports them
to the land of Narnia. Narnia is
ruled by a cruel witch, who keeps
the land in a perpetual state of
winter and turns all who cross her
into stone. The children join
forces with the lion Asian.
Together, they use their
strengths to battle the witch,
sparking a great battle between
good and evil. 2 hours,
10 minutes.


THE NEW WORLD
In 1607, adventurer James
Smith travels through the newly
discovered North American conti-
nent and falls in love with
Pocahontas. 2 hours, 30 minutes.

THE PINK PANTHER
Inspector Jacques Clouseau is
back in this prequel to the original
Pink Panther. Here, Clouseau tries
to solve a murder while discover-
ing who's behind the robbery of
the Pink Panther diamond. 1
hour, 32 minutes.

SOMETHING NEW
A romantic comedy.about
finding love when and where it's
least expected. Kenya (Sanaa
Lathan) is a beautiful career
woman who has achieved great
professional success but still
yearns for a fulfilling personal life.
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she even has a checklist at the
ready.'When she's set up on a
blind date with Brian (Simon
Baker), a sexy and free-spirited
landscaper who's not exactly
what she'd pictured for herself,
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does need help fixing up the yard
of her new house. An emotional
and often hilarious movie about
following your heart no matter
where it takes you. I hour, 40


- minutes.

TRANSAMERICA
A preoperative male-to-female
transsexual travels to New York
when she discovers she may have
fathered a son who is currently in
prison. A misunderstanding finds
her son believing she is a
Christian missionary, and the two
travel to Los Angeles together
where they begin to build a rela-
tionship. 1 hour, 43 minutes.

UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION
Kate Beckinsale returns as
Selene, the beautiful vampire war-
rior who fell in love with a Lycan
or werewolf played by Scott
Speedman. Together, they delve
into the origin of the ancient feud
between their two races. This
astonishing tale of ruthless action
and forbidden love builds toward
a climactic, unavoidable battle
where the immortals must face
their past and retribution.
1 hour, 46 minutes.

WALK THE LINE
Joaquin Phoneix stars as the


legendary Johnny Cash in this
biopic about the musician's early
days. Reese Witherspoon co-stars
as the love of his life, June Carter.
From picking cotton, selling door
to door, serving in the Air Force,
and becoming the original rebel
rocker, it's a colorful portrait of a
man who impacted rock 'n' roll
forever. 2 hours, 15 minutes.

WHEN A STRANGER CALLS
A high school babysitter is ter-
rorized by a stranger who keeps
calling her on the phone asking
"have you checked the children
lately?" The police trace the
call...which is coming from inside *
the house. 1 hour, 23 minutes.

THE WORLD'S FASTEST INDIAN
Burt Munro from New Zealand
broke the land speed record at
Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in the
70s; he broke this record with a
1920 Indian Motorcycle that he
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school. She runs track. She has
broken up with her boyfriend
because he was lip-locking
with Tiffany, her second-best
friend. And she's banned from
her cell phone because she
went 800 minutes over the
family allotment.
Details are important. Re-
member all that.
Remember, too, everything


you're shown about the house:
the alarm system, the things
that work by remote control,
the glass everywhere, the
enclosed aviary and Koi pond.
She, and we, settle in for a
quiet evening. Until the phone
rings. And rings again.
The threats eventually turn
explicit. But West has wisely
realized that it's not what we


see but what we imagine that's
scarier.
It's funny how the story's
mechanics hold up in the age
of cells (static) and caller ID.
"Funny" is something the
movie could use more of. This
isn't "Scream." There are no
glib one-liners, few witty visu-

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Sebastian Liseo, teacher of
Italian language and culture,
and author of "Mediterranean
Architecture of Venice and
Sarasota," discusses Italian
architecture, 2-3:30 p.m., at
Je :aranda Public Library, 4143
V c3odmere Park Blvd., Venice.
( ll 861-1260.


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JOHN


ANCE
Jean Marie Burton signs copies
of her book, "Agnes and Edgar: A
Bassett Love Story," at The
Bookshop, 241 W. Venice Ave.,
downtown Venice during the
Thursday Evening Stroll, 5:30-8
p.m.


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FRIDAY
NIGHT
BALLROOM
DANCING
7-8 p.m. Group Class; 8-11 p.m.
Fabulous Dance. $10 per person.
The Dancesport Centre, 3109
Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
(941) 624-4001. Monday-
Thursday 3.-10 p.m.; Fridays-3-1 1
p.m.


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SYMPHONY CIRCUS


DAVIDSON PREVIEW


Venice Little Theatre, 140 W.
Tampa Ave., two shows only.
Tickets, $30. Call 488-1115 for
times and tickets.


Maestro Wesley John
Schumacher leads a free concert
preview at noon, highlighting
the Venice Symphony's February
concerts. Venice Public Library,
300 S. Nokomis Ave. Bring a sack
lunch if you like; beverages avail-
able. Call 861-1330.


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BOOK
SALE
Find a great book at a bargain
price and help the library, 9
a.m.-4 p.m., at the Friends of
the Venice Public Library book-
store sale at 300 S. Nokomis
Ave. Select items priced four
for a dollar. Call 861-1330.


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SARASOTA BOHEME"


Under the Big Top on Tuttle
Avenue, just south of Fruitville
Road. For time, call 355-9805 or
visit CircusSarasota.orc


8 p.m. Sarasota Opera House,
61 N. Pineapple Ave. Tickets are
$19 to $99 per person. Call
(941) 366-8450, Ext. 1 or visit
sarasotaopera.org.


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'THREE
WORLD
TENORS'
A benefit concert "The Three
World Tenors," James
Anderson, Mario Mariani and
Joseph Spinella, and featuring
guest soprano Rebecca Price,
return for a performanceat 3
p.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes
Church, 1301 Center Road.
Tickets are $20, $5 for students,
and are available at the Paper
Pad, 213 W. Venice Ave. Call
492-6226 or 493-8662.


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REUNION
The seventh annual Fond du
Lac, Wisc., Day at the Beach will
be held at 10 a.m. at Siesta Key
Beach. Bring your own food
and drinks for a noon lunch.
Grills, picnic tables, restrooms
available. Call Jerry Jurgensmier
at 358-7411 after 3:30 p.m.


BARBARA B. MANN
PERFORMING ARTS HALL,
8099 College Parkway S.W., Fort
Myers; (800) 440-7469;
bbmannpah.com
BROADWAY PALM DINNER
THEATRE, 1380 Colonial Blvd.,
Fort.: years; (239) 278-4422
* CHARLOTTE COUNTY
MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM,


75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda;
(800) 329-9988
* CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA, P.O. Box 495831,
Port Charlotte; 625-5996
* CHARLOTTE PERFORMING
ARTS CENTER, 701 Carmalita
St., Punta Gorda, 505-SHOW
* CULTURAL CENTER OF


CHARLOTTE COUNTY, 2280
Aaron St., Port Charlotte,
625-4175
* FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE,
1241 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota;
366-9000
* FSU CENTER FO i THE
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North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota;
351-8000


* GOLDEN APPLE DINNER
THEATRE, 25 N. Pineapple Ave.,
S- rasota; 366-5454
* LEMON BAY PLAYHOUSE, 96
W. Dearborn St., Englewood;
(941) 475-6756
* MAHAFFEY THEATER FOR
THE PERFORMING ARTS, 400 S.
First St., St. Petersburg; (727)
8 )2-5767; stpete.org








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THE REMBRANTS
Maverick's, Charlotte County Fairgrounds Expo
Center, Port Charlotte. Tickets: 780-1517 or
MavericksCountry.com. Doors open at 7 p.m..
The Rembrandts take the stage at 9 p.m.





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WILLIE NELSON
8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777
North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. (800) 826-9303.
Tickets are $65, $55, $45.







VENICE ART CENTER
The VAC is open daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and
Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 300 S. Nokomis Ave. 485-
7136 veniceartcenter.com.


EXPO 2006
The Kiwanis Club of Venice holds its 27th annual
EXPO March 3 and 4 at the Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave. Featuring free semi-
nars and home, health and business booths. Call
Irene O'Connell at 484-6022 or Dale Carson at
497-6378.


"ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE"
Venice Little Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave. Tickets,
$20. Call 488-1115 for times and tickets.


* NORTH PORT PERFORMING
ARTS CENTER, 6400 W. Price
Blvd., North Port; (866) 406-7722

* PHILHARMONIC CENTER
FOR THE.ARTS, 5833 Pelican
Bay Blvd., Naples; (800) 597-
1900; naplesphilcenter.org

* PLAYERS THEATRE, 838
North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota;
(941) 365-2494


ANOTHER 10 bAYS .


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THE KINGSTON TRIO
Venice Little Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave. Tickets,
$35. Call 488-1115 for times and tickets.


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"URINETOWN"
The Golden Apple Dinner Theatre, 25 N. Pineapple
Ave. Sarasota. For tickets, call the box office at
366-5454.






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BENEFIT CONCERT
Jazz Affair 2006, featuring the Midiri Bros. and Bud
Lees in concert, takes place at 6:45 p.m., at Venice
Church of the Nazarene, 1535 E. Venice Ave. Swing,
Dixieland and Big Band sounds. Tickets: $35 for
patron seats, front center; all other $23. Proceeds
benefit the Venice Symphony. Call Joe Centofanti at
496-8002 or e-mail jcentofanti@comcast.net.






"BROADWAY STATE
OF MIND"
8 p.m., Cultural Center Theatre, 2280 Aaron St..,
Port Charlotte. (625-4175, Ext. 220.






BLUEGRASS AND
COUNTRY JAM
6:30 p.m., Indian Mound Park, 210 Winston Ave.,
Englewood. Call Morris Campbell 473-4022.


* RUTH ECKERD HALL,
1111 McMullen-Booth Road,
Clearwater; (727) 791-7400 or
(800) 875-8682;
rutheckerdhall.com

* SARASOTA OPERA, 61 N.
Pineapple Ave., 953-7030

* ST. PETE TIMES FORUM, 401,
Channelside Drive, Tampa;
(813) 301-2500; icepalace.com


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FLORIDA HOLOCAUST MUSEUM
55 F.th St St Petersburg 10am-Sipm
Monday-Friday noon-S pm Saturday'-
Sunday 38: S" seniors and college tudernts.
53 ages 18 and under 172'i 820-0100


PRESSELLER GALLERY & DELICATESSEN
S09 W Oivnipia Ave Punta Gorda 639--' 76
w P 10 a m.-6 pm Bro, se the gallery arid enjoy
the garden. Shovwc. ing traditional and diqi-
tal artwork from Flor da and around the
world precsellergallen/.corr
"AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO"
30 p.m March 9 Charlone Performing
Arts Center "'01 Carmalita St Punta Gorda
Orchestra pit[ [ckets ,56 orchestra meza.-
nire -41 For reservations call '05-SH,_)W
1-4691

"OKLAHOMA!" .:
T. through April 221 The show' that changed
C the American musical forever. Rodgerl and
u. Hlammerstein Oklahoma' Broadway Pairri
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TERRY JOHNSON'S FLAMINGOS with
DANNY AND THE JUNIORS
7 30 pm Memorial Tentatrrium Punta
Gorda (For info:rmar'on call -43-2804


MILITARY HERITAGE
.AND AVIATION MUSEUM
Fishermen s Village 1200 W. Perta E
Punta Gorda. Il a rr *-. pm Monda
- iSaturda, noon-S pm unrday Free
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A,.e Erol.-evood Call ,lorr,. Campbell 4'3-
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VENICE ART CENTER
The vAC ir, open daily\ 9 a m .4 p nm and
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seniors. Call 359-5700.


* TAMPA BAY PERFORMING
ARTS CENTER, 1010 North
Maclnnes Place, Tampa;
(800) 955-1045;
tampacenter.com

* TECO ARENA, 11000
Everblades Parkway, Estero;
948-7825.

* THEATRE WORKS, 1247 First
St., Sarasota; 952-9170


THINEXTO 10 DAYS


TICKETMASTER, 334-3309;
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VAN WEZEL PERFORMING
ARTS HALL, 777 North
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; (941)
953-3368 or (800) 826-9303;
vanwezel.org

VENICE LITTLE THEATRE,
140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice;
488-111.5; venicestage.com


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Students bare their souls on stage


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Actor-teacher Gabriel Ortiz
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Backlot Theatre beginning Fri-
day, Feb. 17, to help students
reach out to others through
drama and music, while find-
ing their own self-worth and
inner voices.
At 7:30 p.m. on Friday and
Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18, see
Ortiz as he presents his highly
acclaimed autobiographical
one-man show, "My Prodigal
Son," which traces the devas-
tating effects of incarceration
and separation on a family.
With a father in Sing Sing
prison for 13 years and his
mother a heroin addict, Ortiz


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physical comedy that is much
funnier than it sounds.
And, yes, we still get the ani-
mated Pink Panther and Henry
Mancini's great theme song
during the opening credits. For
many that will be the high
point of the film.
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and language.


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als just a pretty girl in jeop-
ardy. Major jeopardy.
Belle is no Jamie Lee Curtis
or Carol Kane, the bug-eyed
sitter with the blood-curdling
scream of tle original "Strang-
er." But she conveys the pluck
and strength and resource-
fulness of modern girlhood.
The "What kind of kids are
we trusting to watch our kids?"
subtext is more pronounced,
here. But Belle acquits her gen-
eration quite nicely.
We know where he's going.
'We know where he's been. And
we know what to do "When a
Stranger Calls."
So what if the only people
surprised by this are too young
to have even heard of the origi-
nal? As "Red Eye" proved last
summer, there's a little plea- .
sure to be had just from watch-
ing a tale unfold precisely as
you know it must, so long as
you're in expert hands.


presents his "hero's journey,"
both harsh and sweet, filled
with hope and positive energy.
"I kept marveling at the
courage and love necessary to
bring a work like this to the
stage," JimWise, director of the
Penn State Theatre said.
"My Prodigal Son" will run
for just two performances and
will be followed by a brief
introduction of the work he
has been doing in developing a
drama program at the Richard
Milburn Academy, Bradenton,
f(W last-chance students.
EDITOR'S NOTE: "My Prodigal
Son" contains profanity, verbal vio-
lence and adult subject matter.
Then, starting Wednesday,
Feb. 22, and each Wednesday
through March at 7 p.m. expe-
rience the life-changing work
of Ortiz's students, "Beats on
the Streets of Life or Death."
The product of the Richard
Milburn Academy drama pro-
gram, students, many of whom
live on the streets of Manatee
County, have compiled the sto-
ries of their struggles to survive
on the streets into an anthem
of hip-hop poetry and song
that will leave you changed
and gasping for breath.
In a partnership with 'the
Backlot Arts Inc., students will
produce their moving produc-
tion to raise money to buy
equipment to mount their sto-
ries for touring, to take their
message of frustration and
hope to schools, corpmunity
centers, churches and juvenile
homes.


Seating is limited. "My
Prodigal Son" plays Feb. 17 and
18 at 7:30 p.m. General admis-
sion seating is available at $15
per person in advance and at
the door as available. "Beats on
the Streets of Life or Death"
plays Wednesdays from Feb. 22
through March 22 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $5 per person at the
door, or to reserve for a partic-
ular performance call 363-
9300 in advance. (No reserva-
tions taken day of show).
Backlot Arts Inc. was found-
ed in 2004 to provide a creative
venue and business support
services to facilitate, promote
and advance creative commu-
nity collaborations. The Back-
lot is located at 2208 Industrial
Blvd. Sarasota, 34234. For in-
formation, contact Mark@
BacklotArts.com or call 400-
8401.
Richard Milburn Academy
is a public charter high school
for students who have not
been successful in the public

high school. The alternative
school offers students the
opportunity to achieve per-
sonal and academic goals by
offering a complete curricu-
lum. The school's small class
sizes and student-centered ap-
proach to learning allow teach-
ers to be flexible in their teach-
ing methods to best meet each
student's needs. Flexible
scheduling makes it possible
for students to earn credits
toward a high school diploma
while still fulfilling other
responsibilities such as a job.


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STAFF REPORT


Local piano man Michael
Sebastian won Best Musical
Director in the New Hamp-
shire Theatre Awards present-
ed Feb. 3, for his work on the
Peterborough Players 2005
production of "You're a Good
Man, Charlie Brown." The
prize is one of three for the
production and one of eight
honors during this years' pres-
tigious awards ceremony-for
the 73-year-old professional
summer stock theater in
southwestern New Hamp-
shire.
The production of "Charlie
Brown" was also awarded Best
Musical and Best Director/
Musical to Jana Tift. Other
awards to the theater included
a Best Director/ Drama to the
Players Artistic Director, Gus
Kaikkonen who is known
locally for his work directing
"Peter Pan" and "Syncopation"
at the Asolo Theatre.
Sebastian received his mu-
sical training at the Lancaster
Conservatory of Music and
University of Michigan. A clas-


sically trained cellist he has
served on the faculty at
Interlochen National Music
Camp, Bennington Chamber
Music Symposium and
University of South Florida/
New College. Sebastian has
performed internationally as
conductor and soloist with
artists such as Bernadette
Peters, Red Skelton, Johnny
Mathis, George Benson, Paige
O'Hara, and worked under
Master Conductors Eugene
Ormandy, Zubin Mehta, Jean-
Pierre Rampal, Yehudi Men-
huin and Mstslav Rostropo-
vich. He is in his seventh sea-
son as resident musical direc-
tor at Florida Studio Theatre.
The Peterborough Players
has staged more than 300 dif-
ferent plays over the years,
including works by Shake-
speare and Shaw, Ibsen, Wilde,
Wilder, Beckett, Williams, Mil-
ler and Mamet, as well as world
and regional premieres and
recent work by contemporary
playwrights. Throughout it
entire history, the Players has
presented its work in an inti-
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* The seventh annual Fond du
Lac, Wisc., Day at the Beach
will be held at 10 a.m., Friday,
Feb. 24, at Siesta Key Beach.
Bring your own food and
drinks for a noon lunch. Grills,
picnic tables, restrooms avail-
able. Call Jerry Jurgensmier at
358-7411 after 3:30 p.m.
* The 54th annual Chautauqua
County (NY) Picnic takes place
Saturday, Feb. 25, at Phillippe
Park, shelter 2, in Safety Har-
bor, Fla. Register at 11 a.m.;-
potluck at noon. Bring a large
covered dish, plus table ser-
vice, cover and spoons. Bev-
erages will be provided. Con-
tact Bill Myregaard, 4411 Whit-
ton Way, New Port Richey, FL
34653 or (727) 376-7785.
* The 22nd annual semi-formal
Greenwich/Florida 2006 reun-
ion benefiting Greenwich,
Conn., charities takes place 11
a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, March 4,
at the Jacaranda West Country
Club, 1901 Jacaranda Blvd.,
Venice. RSVP to Grace Brown
at 429-5423 or Charlotte
Casgrain at 408-9685.
* Attention shipmates: The
USS Coral Sea Association
Florida Spring Fling Mini-
Reunion is scheduled for
March 4 at VFW Post 8118 in
Venice. Also invited are sailors
from the FDR, the Midway and
the Shangri-La. Contact Bud
McKay at 371-3790 or Bill
Johnson at 485-4360.


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Annapolis
(PG-13, 108 min.)
12:40 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 6:50 p.m., 9:40
p.m.
Big Momma's House 2
(PG-13, 99min.)
12:35 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:50
p.m.
Capote
(R, 109 min.)
1:10 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 6:50 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the
Witch and the Wardrobe
(PG, 125 min.)
12:50 p.m., 3:55 p.m.; 7:25 p.m., 10:25
p.m.
Curious George
(G, 82 min.)
12:15 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 7:50
p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Final Destination 3
(R, 115 min.)
12:20 p.m., 1:05 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 4:20
p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 8:10 p.m.,
10:00 p.m.,
10:30 p.m.
Firewall
(PG-13, 100 min.)
11:45am1:00 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:40 p.m.,
4:50 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 9:50 p.m.,
10:20 p.m.
King Kong (2005)
(PG-13, 187 min.)
12:05 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
The Matador (2005)
(R, 96 min.)
11:50 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:35
p.m., 9:55 p.m.
Match Point
(R, 124 min.)
11:45 a.m., 2:25 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 8:00
p.m., 10:40 p.m.
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p.m., 9:45 p.m.
The Pink Panther (2006)
(PG, 92 min.)
12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m.,
2:40 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m.,
7:35 p.m., 8:05 p.m., 10:15 p.m.
Something New
(PG-13, 100 min.)
12:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:35
p.m.
Underworld: Evolution
(R, 106 min.)
10:35 p.m.
Walk the Line
(PG-13, 136 min.)
12:00 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10:20
p.m.
When a Stranger Calls
(PG-13, 100 min.)
11:55 a.m., 2:20 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:45
p.m., 8:15 p.m., 10:10 p.m., 10:40 p.m.
The World's Fastest Indian
(PG-13, 127 min.)
1:00 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 10:05
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Big Momma's House 2
(PG-i13, 99 min.)
2:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m.
Brokeback Mountain
(R, 134 min.)
1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Firewall
(PG-13, 100 min.)
2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Nanny McPhee
(PG, 98 min.)
1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m.
The Pink Panther (2006)
(PG, 92 min.)
1:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 8:00 p.m.


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Brokeback Mountain
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11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30
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Good Night, and Good Luck
(PG, 100 min.)
11:45 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:30
p.m., 8:40 p.m.
Transamerica
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1:35 p.m., 4:55 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:05
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Brokeback Mountain
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12:45 p.m., 3:55 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 10:20
p.m.
Capote (R, 109 mmin.)
1:10 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:35 p.m., 10:30
p.m.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the
Witch and the Wardrobe
(PG, 125 min.)
1:05 p.m., 7:10 p.m.
Curious George
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1:40 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:00
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Firewall
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3:50 p.m., 10:20 p.m.
Good Night, and Good Luck
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12:50 p.m.
Last Holiday (2006)
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4:10 p.m., 9:55 p.m.
Nanny McPhee (PG, 98 min.)
1:45 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:50 p.m.
The Pink Panther (2006)
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1:25 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m., 10:25
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Something New (PG-13, 100 min.)
4:10 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10:35 p.m.
Underworld: Evolution
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Walk the Line (PG-1 3, 136 min.)
12:55 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10:25
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ISLAND from page 9
Gators football game had sev-
eral cheering fans huddled
around a TV, swigging beers. It
made for a loud meal. The
walls didn't help much either.
Instead of absorbing the
sound, they seemed to bat it
back and forth like two tennis
players serving and volleying.
As we sat there, we noticed a
lot of other guests were getting
food to go. We decided that's
what we'd do for the rest of the
weekend.
It was back to the villa for
the night. We took our first
extended look around the
place. The bedroom is right off
the foyer. A comfortable king
size bed dominates the room.


The living room holds a
. loveseat and two chairs with
matching floral prints. The full
kitchen would allow you to
bring your own food and skip
the Rum Bay Restaurant.
Day two was dedicated
mostly to sitting on the beach.
Even at peak tanning times,
you feel pretty isolated on
Palm Island's private spit of
sand. It's large enough so
everyone can spread out and
enjoy their own personal
space. The relaxation that day
offered was priceless. In the
afternoon, we took a stroll
along the resort's main sand
and shell road. You could call it
a pedestrian road if it weren't
for all the golf carts. Under-
stand that everything is within


PHOTOS COURTESY OF ROB ROY
Some of the larger homes on Palm Island look twice as nice when reflected in the water.


Shelling at Palm Island can be a full-time activity.


easy walking distance. It takes
just a minute or two to walk
from your villa to the restau-
rant, to the little general store,
or to the beach. But for some
reason, nearly every guest
there paid the extra cost for a
golf cart. And they were every-
where. It was hard to fully
enjoy a walk down that road
because of the "traffic," the
noise, and the dust the carts
would stir up.
We walked to the very
northern tip of the island
where it's just sand and a
small, shallow cove. For some
reason that area was a shell
paradise. The shells were
everywhere. I've never seen
anything like it on any other
beach. Shells of all kinds. And
nearly all of them perfectly
intact. Conch shells, ark shells,
frog shells, triton shells. The list
goes on. This shell graveyard
rivaled, and most likely sur-
passed, the more well-known
shelling destinations of
Captiva and Sanibel. We
scoured the area, picking up
the ones that met some
unknown criteria, leaving the


rest for future guests.
There are many other activ-
ities at Palm Island Resort
other than beach combing and
beach lazing. Lunch and din-
ner cruises circle the island
while you eat. There's also a
nature tour in which your
guide briefs you on the island's
flora and fauna. If you want to
explore on your own, you can
head to the recreation center
to rent canoes, kayaks, bikes
and more. Not fond of saltwa-
ter? There are five heated pools
spread out at the resort. Eleven
tennis courts and a workout
room will allow you to get
plenty of exercise.
One thing you notice at
Palm Island is that there are
lots of children. This is a very
family friendly resort. One of
the most entertaining activi-
ties for the younger kids comes
after the sun goes down. That's
when Red Beard the pirate
comes out of his wooden, fish-
ing net laden fort. Flaming red
hair flows out from under his
traditional pirate hat. He's
sporting the whole get up.
Black calf-high boots, baggy


shirt with the sleeves rolled up,
shark tooth necklaces. Red
Beard delights kids with scary
story stories, sing-alongs and
pirate jokes. Under the stars,
the children seem to hang on
every one of his words. And
although there are bench seats
there, it's a full house and some
sit and listen in their golf carts.
It reminds you of an old time
drive-in movie theater. Red
Beard occasionally drifts from
his pirate accent to a thick Irish
dialect. But the kids don't seem
to notice.
The next morning was
spent taking one last stroll on
the beach, picking up more
shells, and sealing memories
of a fantastic weekend on the
Suncoast's own Caribbean
island.

Rob Roy is an avid traveler
He works at Channel 7, the
ABC affiliate in Sarasota. He
has worked in TV production
in St. Petersburg, Columbus
and for MSNBC, where he was
the co-creator of"The Abrams
Report" and "Scarborough
Country."


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