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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022 | COVERING YOUR SLICE OF PARADISE | AN EDITION OF THE SUN | $2.50 | VOL. 77, NO. 83 VISIT US ONLINE VENICEGONDOLIER.COM Best Weekly NewspaperFPAs Local artist saves century-old Nativity scene. PAGE 1BSouth Venice ferry lawsuit delayed . PAGE 13A By BOB MUDGESENIOR WRITERVENICE „ If Venice Unites can get enough signatures on its petition challenging the land-development regulations adopted in July, then those regulations would be suspended. That would mean the city is in violation of state law. And that means the city has grounds to refuse to accept the petition. (B)ecause the City is precluded from taking any action that con”icts with state law, the City has grounds to refuse to accept the Petition for “ling.Ž Thats the opinion of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole + Bierman, special counsel to the city in the matter. City Attorney Kelly Fernandez, Planning and Zoning Director Roger Clark and Assistant City Manager James Clinch will present an update on the LDR to the City Council Tuesday. The Council will also hear a presentation from Ron Smith, who ran unsuccessfully for Council this year and is representing Venice Unites. State law requires cities to adopt LDR implementing their comprehensive plan, a Dec. 5 Weiss Serota memo to Fernandez states. Venice did that in a years-long process culminating in the adoption of the new LDR by the City Council on July 12. The ordinance it adopted replaced the former land code, adopted in the 1970s, in its entirety. Venice Unites has problems with the LDR in six speci“c areas but the charter provision that allows city residents to Attorneys advice in citizen challenge: Say noFirm says city cant be without land development regulations (B)ecause the City is precluded from taking any action that conicts with state law, the City has grounds to refuse to accept the Petition for ling.ŽOpinion from Venices special counsel Land development regulation dispute. By SUE ERWINSTAFF WRITERVENICE „ Venice High School teacher Shari Valencic and her class watched as one of her sophomore students took his “rst solo ”ight from Venice Municipal Airport two years ago. We knew his plans for take-o, and we all went outside and watched him ”y over the campus,Ž she said. Two years later „ just last week „ that student followed through on a promise he made to his teacher. She was his “rst-ever passenger. VHS senior Chris Hutchins earned his pilots license at age 16 „ before getting his drivers license. Flying has always been my passion, and it was more important than getting a drivers license,Ž Hutchins said. Between studying for school and studying aviation, I dont have much spare time.Ž The young pilot took his “rst lesson when he was 13. After ”ying as a passenger with a ”ight instructor, he was hooked. Once I turned 15, I was intensely focused on ”ight training and getting my private license,Ž he said. Hutchins purchased a 1971 Piper Cherokee 180 last year from a pilot at Buchan Airport in Englewood. Its a four-person aircraft that was made in Vero Beach,Ž he said. Older aircraft are a lot cheaper to operate and buy. Its mine, and I love her dearly.Ž The plane weighs 1,400 pounds and can carry up to 1,000 pounds in passenger weight and cargo. He has STAFF REPORTVENICE „ The search for a mans body has been discontinued, according to Venice ocials. Christian Kath, 42, had rented a single-engine Piper PA-28 plane for a day trip to Venice on Saturday with his wife Misty and daughter Lily. Records indicate that he piloted the plane from St. Petersburg to Venice. The family left Venice Municipal Airport at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, but did not return to St. Petersburg. Recreational divers found the body of Misty Kath, 43, the next morning. By Sunday afternoon, law enforcement had located the wreckage of the plane and the body of 12-year-old Lily Kath. The city of Venice stated in a press release on Wednesday that divers had completed search and recovery eorts at the site of the Search for missing pilot discontinuedSearch and recovery operations completed PHOTO PROVIDED BY CITY OF VENICEA plane that crashed into the Gulf of Mexico o the coast of Venice left two people conrmed dead and a man missing. By CHRIS PORTERNORTH PORT/ENGLEWOOD EDITORSARASOTA „ Sarasota County Schools Superintendent Brennan Asplen signed a separation agreement this week, indicating he will resign as soon as Sarasota County School Board members approve the document. The board is expected to do that at Tuesdays regular board meeting. Asplens wife, Mari Ellen Asplen, a professional development supervisor for the school district, signed a separation agreement as well. If School Board members approve it, Asplens agreement would pay him for 32 weeks severance. It would also retain him as a consultant for three months, pay him $12,500 for moving fees if he decides to leave Sarasota County and compensate him for $12,500 for legal fees. The total would be about $170,000. Mari Ellen Asplens resignation would be eective Jan. 9. Both agreements specify that the separations are resignations, and include non-disparagementŽ clauses for both the Asplens and district ocials. School Board members discussed the idea of “ring Asplen at their reorganizational meeting Nov. 22. The move was a surprise to many, including Asplen, as board members had given him high marks for what hed accomplished since being hired in August, 2020. The Nov. 22 meeting was the “rst for newly elected board members Tim Enos and Robyn Marinelli, who ran on a joint campaign with re-elected board member Bridget Ziegler. With Ziegler installed as chairperson, Vice Chair Karen Rose made the motion to hold a special meeting, saying she wanted to discuss terminationŽ for Asplen. The motion passed 4-1 with board member Tom Edwards dissenting. On Nov. 28, Asplen publicly oered to work out a resignation if School Board members were intent on separating with him as their top administrator. At a Nov. 29 meeting, following about three hours of public input „ mostly imploring the board to keep Asplen in place „ board members further discussed Asplens termination, but decided to allow Ziegler and School Board attorney Patrick Duggan to negotiate a separation agreement with Asplen and his attorney, Mikhil Joshi. Asplen signed the agreement, which was sent to the school district on Monday night. The discussion was added to the agenda for the boards Dec. 13 meeting. Also on that agenda is a discussion for naming an interim superintendent. When the school district parted ways with previous superintendent Todd Bowden at the end of 2019, board members appointed Mitzi Corcoran, assistant superintendent and chief “nancial ocer for the district, as interim superintendent. Corcoran stayed in that position until the School Board unanimously decided to hire Asplen in August 2020. Corcoran has since left the district.School superintendent signs separation agreementDeal would pay ousted school chief about $170,000 in severance Teen pilot takes teacher on first solo flightIt was a once-in-a-lifetime experience SUN PHOTO BY SUE ERWINVenice High School teacher Shari Valencic and Chris Hutchins pose in front of Chris plane at Venice Municipal Airport. SEE CHALLENGE , 12A SEE DEAL , 12A SEE FLIGHT , 10A SEE PILOT , 10A adno=3871970-1

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PAGE 2A Saturday, December10, 2022 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com Good morningto Gondolier Sun subscriber Anne Brecken FOR HOME DELIVERY, CALL 9412071300 Police Beat 11A Opinion 15AINSIDE TODAY Charlie: Its hard to believe the Venice Theatres stagehouse is coming down. (Page 6A)OUR TOWN Calendar 3B, 19B Comics/puzzles 7B-10B Photo Album 20B Puzzle answers 5B Religion 4B Obituaries 4A Sports 17A CONTACT USCIRCULATIONTo Subscribe, Vacation Hold, or report a missing or damaged paper: Email: customerservice@ yoursun.com Visit: yoursun.com Call: 941-206-1300 Customer Service Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m. 9 a.m.ADVERTISINGTo place a classified ad: 941-429-3110 To place a display ad: 941-207-1220 NEWSROOMTo submit news, or to correct a factual error: ronald.dupont@yoursun.com OFFICE 200 E. 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The Venice Gondolier Sun (USPS 221-700) (ISSN 1536-1063) is published every Wednesday and Weekend by The Sun. 200 East Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34285. Periodicals postage paid at Venice, FL and additional mailing centers. Postmaster: Please send address changes to Venice Gondolier Sun, 200 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34284. © Copyright 2021 Sun Coast Media Group, Inc., 200 East Venice Ave. Venice, FL EDITOR: Ronald Dupont Jr. ronald.dupont@yoursun.com PUBLISHER: Glen Nickerson glen.nickerson@yoursun.comMember of Alliance for Audited Media Alliance for Audited Media 4513 Lincoln Ave., Suite 105B, Lisle, IL 60532. Tel: 800-285-2220 Manage your account ALMANAC VENICE OUTLOOKWEATHERSATURDAYHigh Low77 60 SUNRISE, SUNSET VENICE TIDES Sunrise/setTonights sunset 5:37 p.m. Tomorrows sunrise 7:09 a.m.Moonrise/setMoonrise 7:43 p.m. Moonset 10:08 a.m. EASTERN STANDARD TIMEDATE HIGH HIGH LOW LOW P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. SAT 10 11:55 „ „ 8:02 SUN 11 „ „ „ 8:42 MON 12 4:53 12:38 7:17 9:24 TUE 13 5:20 1:26 8:47 10:08 WED 14 5:47 2:22 10:29 10:52 *STRONG TIDE a „ a.m. p „p.m.SUNDAYHigh Low78 61 MONDAYHigh Low77 61 FLORIDA LOTTERYwww.flalottery.com PICK 2 D-Day, N-NightDec. 9N ..................................Late Dec. 9D ....................................1-4 Dec. 8N ....................................8-6 Dec. 8D ....................................3-1 PICK 3 D-Day, N-NightDec. 9N ..................................Late Dec. 6D ................................8-4-6 Dec. 8N ................................6-9-6 Dec. 8D ................................4-8-3 PICK 4 D-Day, N-NightDec. 9N ..................................Late Dec. 9D ..............................1-2-5-3 Dec. 8N ..............................2-9-1-4 Dec. 8D ..............................6-7-7-8 PICK 5 D-Day, N-NightDec. 9N ..................................Late Dec. 9D ............................4-1-7-1-2 Dec. 8N ..........................4-6-4-0-1 Dec. 8D ..........................2-3-5-3-1 FIREBALL Dec. 9N ..................................Late Dec. 9D .......................................5 Dec. 8N .......................................2 Dec. 8D ........................................1 FANTASY 5 D-Day, N-NightDec. 9 ....................................Late Dec. 8 ..................13-21-29-33-36PAYOFF FOR DECEMBER 83 5-digit winners .........$57,557.28 233 4-digit winners.........$119.50 7,112 3-digit winners .........$10.50 CASH FOR LIFE Dec. 9 ....................................Late Cash Ball ...............................Late Dec. 8 .................24-33-46-51-54 Cash Ball .....................................1PAYOFF FOR DECEMBER 50 5-5 CB .....................$1000/day 0 5-5 ........................$1000/week 1 4-5 CB .............................$2500 4 4-5 ....................................$500 CASH POPDRAWINGS FOR DECEMBER 6Morning ......................................6 Matinee ....................................10 Afternoon ...................................4 Evening. .......................................1 Late night. .............................Late JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY Dec. 9 ....................................Late Dec. 6 ...............1-12-32-39-41-43PAYOFF FOR DECEMBER 60 6-of-6 ..............................$300,000 23 5-of-6 ...............................$391.00 917 4-of-6 ...............................$23.50LOTTO Dec. 7 ..............11-14-17-26-48-53 Dec. 3 ...............6-10-13-24-27-50PAYOFF FOR DECEMBER70 6-digit winners ...$36.75 Million 2 5-digit winners (x10) ..$30,000 1 5-digit winners (x5) .....$15,000ESTIMATED JACKPOT $37.75 millionDOUBLEPLAY Dec. 7 .............9-20-25-44-45-53 Dec. 3 ............14-18-29-35-42-50PAYOFF FOR DECEMBER 70 6-digit winners ..........$250,000 0 5-digit winners (x10) ..$35,000 1 5-digit winner (x5) .......$17,500 POWERBALL Dec. 7 ...................6-28-44-59-61 Powerball ..................................21 Dec. 5 .................35-45-47-54-55 Powerball ..................................14PAYOFF FOR DECEMBER 70 5-5 + PB ................$100 million 0 5-5 .............................$1 million 2 4-5 + PB ......................$50,000ESTIMATED JACKPOT $100 millionDOUBLEPLAY Dec. 7 ..................16-25-26-37-48 Powerball ..................................16 Dec. 5 ................15-50-51-53-68Powerball ..................................21PAYOFF FOR DECEMBER 30 5-5 + PB ...................$10 million 0 5-5 ............................$500,000 0 4-5 + PB ......................$50,000 MEGA MILLIONS Dec. 9 ....................................Late Mega Ball ..............................Late Dec. 6 ...................15-16-19-28-47 Mega Ball ..................................13PAYOFF FOR DECEMBER 70 5 of 5 + MB ...........$333 million 0 5 of 5 .........................$1 million 2 4 of 5 + MB..................$10,000ESTIMATED JACKPOT $379 million PHOTO PROVIDEDWaters Car Wash at 2273 S. Tamiami Trail celebrated its grand opening on Dec. 6 with free car washes and a ribbon cutting. Waters partnered with Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, Venice Area Beauti cation Inc. (VABI) and Team Keep Venice Beautiful (KVB). Waters also held a fundraising drive for VABI and Team KVB and presented a check donation of $2,000.A grand opening for Waters Car Wash Todays Countdown Codeword is...RocketŽ adno=3870430-1 Featuring:HappyHourDrinks€ Delicious SmallPlates Fresh€Lcal€Scial Fresh€Lcal€Scial 2EATFAMILYOWNEDANDOEATEDESTAUANTS! 900VenetiaBayBlvd.€Venice,FL34285€941-485-9196 ** R e s t r i c t i o n s a p p l y . S e e s e r v e r f o r f u l l d e t a i l s . PINCHERSUSA.COM482BlackburnPointRd.€ 941-770-3337€DEEPLAGOON.COM Mustpresentcouponbeforeordering.ValidforDine-Inonly.Validwhenyouspend$20ormore. NotvalidwithanyotherdiscountsoroersincludingKidsEatFree.Validoneperparty,perday-VG WHENYOUSPEND$20ORMORE

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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, December 10, 2022 PAGE 3A STAFF REPORTWELLEN PARK „ A major construction project for Tamiami Trial is set to begin in January. When its done, the busy highway linking North Port and Venice will feature two new roundabouts. The Wellen Park Improvement District has been working with the Florida Department of Transportation to recon“gure two U.S. 41 intersections. Phase 1 of the project will be the roundabout for Wellen Park Boulevard, which will be the new main entrance for soon-toopen Downtown Wellen shopping and entertainment district. The work is set to begin in early January,Ž according to a statement released Wednesday. The roundabout will be between Preto Boulevard, where North Ports new Public Safety Building is located, and West Villages Parkway, which links U.S. 41 and CoolToday Park, the spring training home of the Atlanta Braves. Phase 2 will feature a roundabout linking U.S. 41 and Mezzo Drive, south of the State College of Floridas Venice campus. Work there will begin about one or two months after Phase 1 starts. The 18-month project will also include extensive landscaping, sidewalks, digital signs and crosswalks. The goal of the new con“guration is to slow trac on U.S. 41 through the area and improve safety, ocials say. The project will cost $20 million, ocials estimate. It will be funded by the West Villages Improvement District, a special taxing unit authorized by the state in 2004. The construction project will be done in phases to allow trac to ”ow north and south on U.S. 41, and to keep the intersections open. Workers will be out between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, but may also work some nights. Trac will often be reduced to single lanes, and the speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph. Lighted signs will help direct trac, and crossover lanes will move trac through the construction area. The new landscaping along U.S. 41 will be maintained by the West Villages Improvement District. Wellen Park is one of the countrys fastest growing master-planned communities. At build-out, about 50,000 or so people will live there in about 20,000 homes.Construction on US 41 Wellen Park roundabouts starts soonOfficials: Roadway improvements will enhance safety, walkability WEST VILLAGES IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTWellen Park Roundabout Phase 1 By BOB MUDGESENIOR WRITERVENICE „ The last City Council meeting of the year has the potential to be a long one. The nine-page agenda includes only a few consent items but does have “ve presentations; “rst or “nal reading of nine ordinances; and consideration of three resolutions. Several of the items are for the implementation of charter amendments approved by referendum last month. Among the new ordinances is a complete rewrite of the citys existing noise ordinance, which according to a memo by Assistant City Engineer James Clinch dates back to 1979 and is very outdated,Ž as well as being inconsistent with county standards adopted in 2014, which can complicate enforcement. Signi“cant changes include limits for the noise-generating property, not just the noisereceiving one; speci“cs on where and how to take measurements; and escalating enforcement measures starting with a warning and progressing to criminal enforcement for extreme situations,Ž the memo states. Another new ordinance is an extensive reworking of the rules for the use of public space, including by downtown merchants. It retains the requirement of an application fee but imposes no fee on the use itself, though it allows the creation of a fee schedule later. In public workshops leading up to the drafting the ordinance, merchants argued against charging fees now, having experienced numerous business disturbancesŽ over the last three years ranging from red tide outbreaks to Hurricane Ian, according to a memo by Clinch and Planning and Zoning Director Roger Clark. The applicant for a special event permit or city approval of the use of outdoor space will be required to provide a more-detailed description of the activities planned but merchants wont need to renew their approval annually, as they have to do now.New noise, public space ordinances on Council agendaStaff to report on impact of Hurricane Ian VOTEDBESTGARDENCENTER,LANDSCAPING,&HARDWARESTORE LawnandGardenCenter VeniceMRTACELawn& GardenCenter5175EnglewoodRoad Venice,FL34293 (941)493-1293 PortCharlotteMRTACEHardware &GardenCenter2775ElJobeanRoadPortCharlotte,FL33953(941)883-7117 $5OFF$25COUPONCODE#920000016 $ 5 Valid12/10/2022through12/16/2022Expires12/16/2022.Mustbepresentedandscannedat timeofpurchase.Notredeemableforcash.Onecoupon percustomerperday.Seewww.mrtlawnandgarden.com forfullrestrictions.Notforuseongiftcards,discounted items,YETI,Weber,BigGreenEgg,Traeger,orEGOitems. 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PAGE 4A Saturday, December 10, 2022 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.comJoseph R. BobŽ Martin, 80, passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2022, in Sarasota. Fla. He was born on April 28, 1942, in Bridgeport, Conn., to Joseph and Ethel (Bundock) Martin. Bob graduated from Stratford High School in 1960 with honors. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Sociology, and including graduate studies in Special Education. Bob began working for the State of Connecticut in the Department of Social Services until he and his wife Gail Williamson, moved to Florida in 1968. In Florida, Bob worked for the Department of Youth Services as a Youth Counselor Supervisor until his retirement in 1990. Bob was a charter board member of the Venice YMCA, a member of the Venice Kiwanis Club, a member of the Boys and Girls Committee and served as President of Big Brothers of Venice in 1972, and then as Executive Director. He was on the Board of Directors of the United Way for Sarasota County and worked with the Committee on Social Concerns at Grace United Methodist Church. He enjoyed playing the trumpet, singing, doing the daily crossword puzzle, and the Raybestos Brakettes! He will be remembered as a loving husband, a very proud father, and grandfather. He was genuinely loved by everyone for his positivity and unique character. Bob is predeceased by his wife Gail Martin, parents Joseph and Ethel Martin, and sonin-law Jason Flowers. He is survived by his children Susan Dodd, David (Shari) Dodd, Bob (Erika) Martin, and Christie Flowers, grandchildren DJ Dodd, Justin Dodd, Zach Flowers, and Kaia Martin, sisters Joyce (Joe) Hagan and Joan (Charlie) Ashman, and many friends and family. A private graveside service will be held on Friday, January 6, 2023, at Venice Memorial Gardens, followed by a Celebration of Life open house for friends and family at Venice Gardens Community Center, 406 Shamrock Blvd, Venice, FL 34293, 4:30 7 p.m. Bob was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1971, but he did not let that stop him in life and was still able to walk at the age of 79! In lieu of flowers, please donate to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, https:// mssociety.donordrive. com/campaign/Papa-Jones-Memorial. To leave a condolence for the family, please visit www.farleyfuneralhome.com. Joseph R. MartinBeloved mother, music teacher, and musician, Gayle Florence Heskett, 64, passed away while surrounded by her three children and sister on Saturday, November 19, 2022. She was a pillar in the Sarasota County musical arts community, deeply loved, and looked up to by many, especially her children. Known for her contagious sense of humor, and her gift for making learning fun, Gayle had a sharp wit and easy demeanor, turning strangers into quick friends. She always looked out for children of all ages, as well as animals„making sure they were loved and cared for. Born and raised in Miami, she moved to the Sarasota area in 1984. Gayle taught for 44 years as a public school music teacher, and provided private music lessons out of her home. She played with the Venice Symphony, The Pops Orchestra, The Bradenton Symphony, and many other arts organizations. Gayle founded the Venice Symphony Music Camp for youth, as well as a charter school in Sarasota. Gayle is survived by her three children David Whitmire (Jessica), Johanna Davis (Philgood), and Elisabeth Whitmire, her five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, sister Johanna Heskett Whitmire, niece Kirstin Whitmire, cherished dog Simon, and cat Rose Tyler. As a proud and loving grandmother, being a grandma was one of her favorite things, and she was thrilled to be expecting her sixth grandchild. Her legacy of arts and music appreciation lives on in many young people in the community, and memories of her infectious laugh, generous spirit, and sense of humor will not be forgotten. A memorial will be held at Incarnation Catholic Church on Bee Ridge Road on Friday, December 16, with a 12:30 PM pre-service concert, and 1:00 PM funeral followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Gayles favorite charities. Services under the care of Farley Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.farleyfuneralhome.com. Gayle F. HeskettRuth Maginnis, 89, of Venice, Fla., passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family members on Thurs day, November 24, 2022. Ruth was born on July 3, 1933 in Scranton, Pa., and moved with her husband Fred to Venice in 1996 from Milford, Conn., after her retirement from Milford Hospital. Ruth was active in the Red Hats Society and the Friendship Center, The Epiphany Cathedral Guild, South Venice Civic Assn., and the Womens Club of South Venice. She served as president of both Epiphany CCW, where she was Woman of the year in 2013, and the Venice Area Pregnancy Care Center. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Fred. Survivors include her sons Richard (Marcie) of Venice, and Fred Jr. (Dara) of Merritt Island, Fla., her daughter Nancy Natale, of Milford, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be held at Epiphany Church on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at Gulf Pines Memorial Park, Englewood. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 3550 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239. Ruth D. MaginnisJames Ross Crusen, Venice, Fla., formerly of Lansing, Mich., and Rapid City, Mich., passed away Thursday, December 1, 2022, at Tidewell Hospice, Venice. Jim was born in 1936, in St. Louis, Mich. After graduating from Alma, Michigan high school in 1956, Jim joined the Marines. He was then assigned to Camp Pendleton, California, and served there from 1956 to 1958. Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia. He is also survived by son, Geoffrey, daughter Jennifer and daughter Joy all of Lansing, Mich. Additionally he is survived by six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Wally Darlymple, his son, Jonathan, and a great grandson Adrian. Jim retired from Erb Lumber (previously Meisser Lumber) in Lansing to manage his rental properties in the Lansing area. Eventually retirement took him to Venice, Florida where Jim made many new friends, took golf lessons and became a so-so golfer. Jim was a devoted father and grandfather and had many wonderful summers at Elk Lake, sharing his home there with family and friends. He was a proud Marine Veteran, loyal University of Michigan fan (go Blue!) and was good natured with a quiet sense of humor. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Isles of Chestnut Creek Clubhouse, 487 Catalina Isles Circle, Venice, Florida. A gathering will be held in Michigan at a later date. James Ross Crusen Patricia Mary (Blanchard) Slater, 84, of Venice, Fla., passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, November 27, 2022. Pats loving husband of 61 years, George, preceded her in death in 2018. Patricia was born on January 11, 1938, in New London, Conn., a place that always held a special place in her heart. She is survived by her five children; Wendy Slater (Venice, Fla), Pamela Slater Flynn (New London, Conn.), Eric Slater (Sarasota, Fla.), Bruce Slater (Venice) and Christine Slater Masura (Nokomis, Fla.), eight grandchildren; Caitlin, Patrick and Caroline Flynn, Sarah and Mary Slater, and Danny, Timothy, and Marcy Masura and three great-grandchildren; Tyler Slater, Maeve and Marcus Hansen. She was preceded in death by her mother; Hattie Blanchard, brother; Gerald Blanchard and two grandsons; Lawrence Flynn and Bobby Masura. Patricia graduated high school from The Williams School in New London, Conn., in 1956. She married the love of her life, George Slater, in 1957 and happily raised their family of five children while moving throughout Connecticut for her husbands banking career. Pat and George moved to beautiful Venice, FL on the Gulf of Mexico in 1976, where they had a long career working together in real estate, followed by a long retirement. Pat was an accomplished watercolor artist and an avid gardener. Pat and George always enjoyed entertaining their family and large circle of Connecticut and Florida friends at their homes. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church at 425 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229 on December 14, 2022, at 10 a.m. Final internment will be at Cedar Grove Cemetery in New London, CT. To share a memory of Patricia or to send a condolence to the family please visit www.farleyfuneralhome.com Patricia Mary Slater OBITUARY POLICYObituaries are accepted from funeral homes and crematories, and from families if accompanied by a death certificate. Full obituaries, notices of services, remembrances and death notices are subject to charges. Email the item for publication to obits@yoursun.com; it must be accompanied by a phone number. There is an additional charge for faxed or hand-delivered obituaries, and for photos. 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United Way of South Sarasota County is hosting whats going to be known as the Long Term Recovery Group, it said in a news release. Community members, leaders, and stakeholders with an expertise and passion for helping Sarasota County recover from the devastation of Hurricane Ian are invited to attend the Sarasota County Long Term Recovery Group Kick-o Meeting,Ž it stated in a news release. As Sarasota County moves into the long term recovery phase, our community is relying on us to be strategic and collaborative in our approach.Ž That can be achieved with the LTRG, it stated. A Long Term Recovery Group is a cooperative body that is made up of representatives from faith-based, non-pro“t, government, business and other organizations working within a community to assist individuals and families as they recover from disaster,Ž it stated. 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PAGE 6A Saturday, December 10, 2022 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com PHOTOS BY PETER TAVINOWorkers begin the process of taking down the large metal structure atop Venice Theatre that was damaged by Hurricane Ian. This structure held what is called the stagehouseŽ that sits right above the main stage. Nearly all of the metal structure atop Venice Theatre was taken down by mid-afternoon Thursday. After Hurricane Ian hit, the destroyed stagehouse of the theater was perhaps the most visible damage in the city.Down it goes By NANCY J. SEMONSTAFF WRITERPORT CHARLOTTE „ The current methods of paying for parking at Englewood Beach generate about $300,000 annually, according to Tommy Scott, director of community services for Charlotte County. Following complaints from residents about parking apps, Charlotte County commissioners last month asked for alternatives „ with one commissioner suggesting they just make parking free. Before commissioners address the issue again in January, Scott updated Parks and Recreation Advisory Board members Wednesday about the options. Scott told the board the commission asked about having a gated operation,Ž similar to the Punta Gorda Airport, and for him to present various options. At the November meeting, he provided two options that included engineering and construction, equipment and installation along with other fees. Infrastructure alone would cost $675,000, he told the Advisory Board. He said the bigger kickerŽ would be the redesign of Beach Road to prevent stacking of vehicles causing trac gridlock. Scott also referred to Commissioner Joe Tiseos comment at the November meeting, in which Tiseo said he earlier suggested making parking free. Whats the downside of just doing the app?Ž Advisory Board Vice Chair Maria Greenberg asked. Scott said the app is an enforcement challengeŽ for Charlotte County deputies who are in charge of it. While enforcement is in the hands of the CCSO, Scotts department is in charge of collecting revenue. We bought iPads (and) they (deputies) can come in and see who paid.Ž But due to stang, that isnt very feasible, Scott said. Commissioner Ken Doherty, who sits on the Advisory Board representing the County Commission, noted a shortage of 40 deputies, which makes enforcement even more dicult. Greenberg said deputies are busy apprehending criminals and have bigger “sh to fry.Ž If the beach uses a gated entry, after visitors take their ticket, they wouldnt be able to get out of the parking lot until they pay,Ž Scott said. Board member Kay Tvaroch noted that other area beaches, not far away in Sarasota County on Manasota Key, are free.Ž The other beaches along Beach Road north of Englewood Beach are Blind Pass Beach, known as Middle Beach, and Manasota Beach to the north. Doherty said keeping the status quo makes sense.Ž What we have is working,Ž Scott said. Its low-impact.Ž The price of parking at Englewood Beach is 75 cents an hour for those who use the app. Those who cant use the app can purchase a seasonal or annual parking pass at any recreation center, the Charlotte County Tax Collectors Oce, or by calling 941-625-7529.What we have is workingOptions discussed for Englewood Beach parking GONDOLIER PHOTO BY CHRIS PORTERAn Englewood Beach parking meter kiosk without the metering machine. Beachgoers must pay online or purchase a pass to legally park at the beach. LookYourBestatAnyAgeDr.JohnFezzacangiveyouarested,naturalappearance; onethatsuitsyourfacialstructure.Scheduleaprivate consultationtolearnwhichsurgicalornon-surgical cosmetictreatmentoptionswillenhanceyourbestfeatures andrejuvenateyourappearance.FaceLifts | MiniLifts | EyelidLifts LaserSkinRejuvenation FDA-ApprovedInjectableTreatmentsScheduleyourconsultationtoday!FacesByFezza.com|941.488.2020|CenterForSight.netJohnP.Fezza,M.D. CosmeticFacialSurgeonNamedTopDoctorŽby CastleConnollyMedical,Ltd. VotedBestPlasticSurgeonŽ bythereadersoftheSarasota HeraldTribune adno=3872123-1adno=3870335-1 ITS HERE!ItsYourChancetoWINOneof12 $100HolidayPrizes fromParticipatin g VeniceMainStreetBusinessPartners-TotalPrizeValue$1,200!12Winners-12Prizes€ItsEasytoPlay Codeword Countdown Contest Presentedby SUNNewsMediaPoweredbyItPaystoREAD,PLAYandWIN withVeniceMainStreet,their participatin g prizepartners andSUNNewsMedia. HeartSpace Center Mary Charland REALTOR at Helen Moore REALTORat EveryWednesdayandSaturdaythrou g hJanuary4th,search TheDailySun,VeniceGondolierorYourSun.com forthatdayscodeword. GO to YourSun.com and CLICK onthe CONTESTS bannertore g ister andENTERthatdayscodeword.Theresadierentcodewordevery WednesdayandSaturday.Everycorrectcodewordyouenter g etsyouachancetoWIN!

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PAGE 10A Saturday, December 10, 2022 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.comsince logged 150 ”ight hours. Hutchins took Valencic on an hour-long trip to Wauchula on Nov. 30. It was his “rst solo passenger ”ight. Before taking o, Hutchins checks every gauge and straps an iPad to his leg that monitors other aircraft in the area. He verbally checks each gauge and instrument o a pre-”ight checklist. As Valencic stepped up to the airplane on the tarmac on Nov. 30, she admitted she was a bit nervous. Chris was so professional „ he did a safety check of the plane and briefed me on ”ight safety and protocol,Ž she said. He asked if I had any questions ƒ I could already see him as a professional pilot.Ž Cruising at an altitude of about 2,500 feet through empty airŽ space, Valencic said, Hutchins did tricks like pitch and stallsŽ where the aircraft points up to 5,000 feet to the point where it wont ”y anymore and then falls back to 2,500. Im not a very enthusiastic ”yer, and I was actually shocked at my experience in a small plane,Ž Valencic said. I was not nervous at all „ I had zero reservations, because I know Chris and I know how thorough he is as a student and his knowledge of aviation is incredibly impressive. The take-o and landing were both very smooth.Ž Chriss career goal is to become a professional pilot. He plans to study student aviation at one of three schools next fall and then work as a commercial pilot for a major airline. I want to travel and see the world,Ž he said. And I “gure the best time to do that is while Im young and before I have a family.Ž Valencic said this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Ive been a teacher for 33 years, and this was de“nitely in the top three experiences of my life,Ž she said. The best thing about being a teacher is you get to watch your students grow into fabulous adults. Chris has always been a great student and to see him following his passion is amazing. I told his mother that whenever his “rst commercial ”ight is, I will be on that plane.Ž Hutchins said he asked Valencic to be his “rst passenger „ choosing her before his parents „ because he promised her two years ago that she would be his number one passenger. And he made good on it two years later,Ž she said. I feel so honored and it was very humbling because I feel that honor should have gone to a parent or signi“cant other.Ž Hutchins believes its important to get people interested in aviation. There is a group called EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) and they run a program called Young Eagles where parents can bring their kids to experience free ”ights. They have picnic events in the area every month.Ž More information can be found at: youngeaglesday.org Although Hutchins has yet to choose which college hell be attending, one thing he knows is that he will be ”ying himself to the school next fall. 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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, December 10, 2022 PAGE 11A STAFF REPORTNORTH PORT „ A man was arrested for a homicide that took place right before Hurricane Ian struck the region. He formerly worked at PGT Innovations in Venice. Michael Douglas, 53, of Port Charlotte has been charged with “rst-degree premeditated murder, according to North Port Police Department. The killing took place Sept. 26 in the 3000 block of South Haberland Boulevard, North Port Police stated in a news release. Once on site, ocers found a gruesome scene, with the victim bound and stabbed multiple times,Ž it stated. North Port Police Chief Todd Garrison praised his ocers for gathering additional video, forensic, and DNA evidence that led them to upgrade Douglas to a suspect. It is due to hard work and dedication from our agency, which will help our victims family “nd some sort of justice for this senseless and heinous crime,Ž Garrison stated in the news release. In the arrest report for the homicide, investigators determined that the female victim was stabbed a total of 38 times across the head, torso and groin. Ocers interviewed the victims daughter, who said in the report that Douglas had been pursuing a romantic relationship with the victim while encouraging the victim to end her current relationshipŽ with someone else. Douglas was initially considered a person of interest after the killing, according to the press release. The report also stated that Douglas had visited the victims house previously and documents were found indicating that both of them were in the process of purchasing a house together. Ocers noted an interview with one of his PGT Innovations co-workers, who said that Douglas waved his phone during one shift to display a picture of a woman he called his beautiful wife.Ž Ocers interviewed Douglas early in the investigation, although most of his conversation with NPPD was redacted in the arrest report. One of the only un-redacted parts of that conversation indicate that NPPD conducted a forensic examination of Douglas phone. The arrest report also cited video evidence from the dashcam of an o-duty NPPD ocer to connect Douglas to the crime scene. The video shows a dark-colored Jeep Grand Cherokee, similar to a vehicle owned by Douglas, parked down the street from the victims residence around 7:28 p.m. on Sept. 26 „ roughly 90 minutes before ocers would later discover her body. Forensic evidence from the victims autopsy included a sexual assault kit, which found DNA matched to Douglas in her body. Douglas is currently being held at Sarasota County Jail on no bond. He is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 20.Man charged with pre-hurricane homicideCops: Victim was discovered with 38 stab woundsThe Sarasota County Sheris Oce reported the following arrests: € Vinson Lee Haynes, 62, 1700 block of Falls of Venice Circle, Venice. Charge: domestic battery. Bond: none. € Macy Elizabeth Smith, 30, 2300 block of E. Tampa Avenue, Venice. Charge: fraud. Bond: $1,500. € John Michael Doherty, 29, 400 block of Auburn Lakes Circle, Venice. Charge: possession of a controlled substance (meth) without a prescription. Bond: $1,500. € Joshua Donald Reid, 43, Venice. Charges: six Charlotte County warrants for violation of probation. Bond: none. € Charles Daniel Rosenbalm, 26, 1200 block of Olympia Road, Venice. Charge: driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond: $2,000. € Patricia Erin Rowe, 59, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Charge: contempt of court for failure to appear (original charge of driving while license suspended, second or subsequent conviction). Bond: $1,500. € Daniel Leonard Bean, 52, 200 block of Avalon Road, Venice. Charge: contempt of court for failure to appear (original charge of unarmed burglary of an unoccupied structure). Bond: none. € Michael Scott Cotton, 43, 900 block of West Ban Drive, Venice. Charge: domestic battery, Bond: $10,000. € Lorraine Spring Walter, 59, 200 block of Matisse Circle, Nokomis. Charges: DUI, DUI with blood alcohol level above 0.15 or with person under 18 in vehicle. Bond: $240. € Jonathon Russell Whitford, 42, 100 block of N. Pearl Avenue, Nokomis. Charge: contempt of court for failure to appear (original charges of carrying a concealed weapon, possession of burglary tools). Bond: none. The Venice Police Department reported the following arrests: € Kim Ann-Marie Quinn, 61, 1100 block of Kingston Way, Venice. Charges: possession of cocaine, resisting an ocer. Bond: $20,000. € William Edward Jorgensen, 65, 12000 block of Tamiami Trail, North Port. Charges: petit theft, two counts of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine, rock cocaine) without a prescription, possession of marijuana, possession or use of drug equipment. 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PAGE 12A Saturday, December 10, 2022 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.comchallenge an ordinance doesnt allow only speci“c provisions to be targeted. The charter provides that an ordinance is suspended if a petition with the signatures of 10% of the citys registered voters is submitted to the city clerk. It requires the Council to consider repealing it and sends it to a referendum if the Council declines to do so. Suspending it would either revive the former land code or leave the city without one, Weiss Serotas memo states. In either case, the city wouldnt have a code that implements the current comp plan and would be in violation of state law. That outcome wouldnt resolve Venice Unites complaints either, Clinch points out in a Dec. 6 memo to the Council. It would need to sue to challenge the rejection of its petition, the Weiss Serota memo states. The memo notes that the charter doesnt speci“cally authorize the city clerk to reject a petition but cites a case in which the rejection of a petition to adopt a charter provision „ one allegedly in con”ict with state law „ was upheld. City sta has been meeting with Venice Unites and an analysis of its concerns about the LDR shows some potential areas for compromise the Council could consider, a Dec. 13 by Clark states. But further problems could be created, his memo states. For example, Venice Unites wants a maximum downtown height limit of 35 feet measured to the peak of the roof with no exceptions. That would preclude consideration of any project with a roof taller than 35 feet, as some do now, and would lead to a proliferation of ”at roofs, Clark writes The LDR measure to the midline of the roof and allow an additional 10 feet by request, and sta recommends those standards be kept. Venice Unites also wants the city to take the old Venice Hotel on Nassau Street and the 200 blocks of Ponce de Leon Avenue, Pensacola Road and Milan Avenue out of the Downtown Edge District and include it in the Venice Avenue District, with its proposed 35foot height limit. But that would make the residences on those streets noncomforming because the district doesnt allow residential uses. In addition, the height limit arguably would deprive the owners of value, and rezoning the parcels to Single-Family Residential would con”ict with the comp plan. Venice Unites request that the Historic and Architectural Preservation be split back into separate boards would delay achieving certi“ed local government status, according to Clark, and would require signi“cant code revisions. And its urging that a process for creating new historic districts be adopted is unnecessary, he writes, because the Council already has the authority to do that. Clinchs memo sets forth stas recommendations based on Weiss Serotas advice: Take no action now regarding the petition but plan to reject it when its submitted; and schedule a special Council meeting for public input, discussion and consideration of Venice Unites concerns.CHALLENGEFROM PAGE 1AAsplen was not available Wednesday for comment. However, he issued a statement through his attorney recounting the events of the past three weeks and that he had signed the negotiated agreement. It is my expectation that the School Board will discuss and approve the tentative agreement at the next regularly scheduled board meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2022,Ž the statement concludes. At the Nov. 29 meeting, Asplen said he was surprised by the School Boards intention to talk about his termination the previous week, as none of the board members had previously indicated they wanted to do that. In an impassioned speech, Asplen defended his tenure as superintendent, saying he had been developing a district action plan to raise test scores „ among other goals „ and was in the process of implementing the plan with administrators. I just got here,Ž he said. We have a great plan in place and were moving forward with it.Ž Before and after Asplen spoke at that meeting, School Board members listed their grievances they had with Asplen, saying he wasnt transparent with data, that reading scores in some grades had not improved, that he mishandled the boardapproved mask mandates in 2021, and that his spouse came to work for the district, even though it did not violate district policy. Only board member Tom Edwards defended Asplen, and voted against the separation negotiations. Edwards asked his fellow board members to listen to the community and give the superintendent a chance to work with them. 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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, December 10, 2022 PAGE 13A By BOB MUDGESENIOR WRITERVENICE „ A lawsuit between Sarasota County and South Venice Beach Endowment Trust that was set to go to trial Monday has been rescheduled. The Trust had “led a motion to continue the trial on Oct. 28, citing the need to complete discovery that had been postponed due to Hurricane Ian and diculty in setting up mediation. In an order entered Dec. 2, Circuit Judge Hunter Carroll granted the motion, which the county agreed to, and reset the case for jury trial the week of May 8. In its complaint, “led Nov. 1, 2021, the county alleges that the Trust has failed to allow the inspection, auditing and copying of all records related to a $185,250 grant to dredge in the area served by the South Venice Beach ferry, as required by the grant agreement between them. The funds originated with West Coast Inland Navigation District, which has jurisdiction over the channel. While the Trust did submit documentation of costs for reimbursement, the county says, it has refused access to other records. In its response, the Trust says the county didnt give the notice required by the grant agreement and hasnt speci“ed the records it wants to audit. A letter from Assistant County Attorney David M. Pearce dated Sept. 27, had asked for all ƒ documents related to these grants, including purchases, solicitations, invoices, payments, agreements and compliance records regarding disposition of assets purchased using grant funds.Ž The county was trying to investigate a potential violation of a grant requirement that the Trust comply with all federal, state and local laws,Ž the letter goes on to state. In particular, it states, Florida administrative rules require that funds from the grant program be for the use and bene“t of the general public ƒ on a nonexclusive basis without regard to race, religion, age, sex or the political jurisdiction in which the user may reside.Ž The Trust charges dierent amounts for ferry passes, depending on whether the purchaser lives in South Venice. For 2022, a South Venice resident paid $150 for an annual pass, while the cost for anyone else was $300. In addition, according to SouthVeniceBeach.org, the website for the South Venice Civic Association, monthly passes are available to South Venice residents but not to other people. The ferry isnt currently running, however, due to damage from Ian to the stairs at the ferrys berth and the destruction of a shed containing the water system for the facility. Passes for 2023 are expected to go on sale later this month, the website states. The grant agreement does require the Trust to comply with all Federal, State and local laws, regulations and ordinances,Ž but goes on to say applicable to the work or payment for work thereof.Ž It also prohibits discrimination, but in reference to existing employees or applicants in employment practices.Ž The county acknowledges that grant funds werent used for the operation of the ferry but denies that the channel is open to the general public on a nonexclusive basis. The Trust says the county is prohibited from challenging the diering fee structure now because it was in place when the grant agreement was entered into. The county denies knowing of the dierences in fees for residents and nonresidents. Its seeking a judgment ordering the Trust to comply with its obligation to provide access to documents related to the dredging. If that requirement cant be enforced, it wants the court to “nd that the Trust is in breach of the agreement and owes the county a refund, plus interest.Trial of county suit against beach trust delayedCounty alleges fee structure violates state rules GONDOLIER FILE PHOTOThe South Venice Beach ferry takes beachgoers from the mainland to Manasota Key beaches. Monthly and annual passes are available to members of the South Venice Civic Association and the public, but at diering costs. STAFF REPORTNORTH PORT „ Police with North Ports Special Response Team arrested a man wanted for selling cocaine in Sarasota County after “nding him hiding outŽ in an attic in a North Port home. Castelow Rashawn Steen, 34, faces three counts of selling cocaine, along with charges of resisting ocers and causing property damage, according to his booking report at the Sarasota County Jail. Acting on a tip that he was hiding out in North Port,Ž the members of the Special Enforcement Team tracked Steen down to the 3200 block of Penelope Terrace in North Port, the department reported Friday in social media posts. However, upon sight of law enforcement, he ”ed into a residence.Ž Several hours of communication were attempted but he failed to comply. Evidence of Steen hiding in the attic was discovered, so additional resources were called in to safely remove him. Ocers called in the citys Special Response Team (SRT), which tried to talk with Steen, but were unsuccessful. Chemical agents were deployed into the attic. Steen surrendered without further incident or injury,Ž the NPPD reported. Steen, who lives on the 2800 block of Pershing Avenue, Sarasota, was also charged with using a two-way communication device in a commission of a felony, according to arrest reports. His initial bond was set at $63,000, and he remained in the Sarasota County Jail on Friday. 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PAGE 14A Saturday, December 10, 2022 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com STAFF REPORTVENICE „ Carol Bynum, a wellness and weight management consultant, was the featured speak at the November meeting of the Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice. Bynum said she helps patients determine their unique bodys needs to improve their health. The next meeting of the group will be held Tuesday, Dec. 20 at Plantation Golf and Country Club as a holiday celebration with a networking/social time at 5:15 pm with dinner following. The public is welcome to attend. Reservations are required and can be made at bpwev.org. The 12th annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for Jan. 20 at Rumours Wine Bar in Englewood. Tickets are $35 and include wine tasting, entertainment and food. Tickets can be purchased at: bpwev.org The wines will be available for purchase that evening. The BPWEV Womens Workshop Luncheon will be held in March. More information and details will be forthcoming. BPW is a grassroots organization developed to promote and advocate for womens rights. 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Dated at nokomis, Florida, this 15th day of November, 2022. Sole Owner: Bruce Bifano Publish: 12/10/2022 313558 3872163 NOTICE OF AUCTION N ot i ce i s h ere b y g i ven t h at E xtra Space Storage will sell at public auction, to satisfy the lien of the owner, personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at location indicated: 1266 US HWY 41 BYPASS SOUTH VENICE FL34285, PH 941-441 6741, Time of Sale 11:00 AM on 12/22/2022 Maurice Rogers Home furniture and childrens toys and mattress with some electronics and clothing Hagop Tumayan house hold items The auction will be listed and advertised on www.storagetrea sures.com. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transac tion. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. Publish: 12/03/2022, 12/10/2022 329159 3869766 NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : FLAGSHIP TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 12/23/2022, 10:00 am at 125 CORPORATION W AY, UNIT H, VENICE, FL 34285 5525, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. FLAGSHIP TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and / or all bids. 5YFBURHE6HP719370 2017 TOYT Publish: 12/10/2022 123005 3872048 Pursuant to the Florida S el fService Storage Facility Act, notice is hereby given that Simply Storage Osprey, LLC, d/b/a Simply Self Storage at 660 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229, will sell at public auction the personal property in the below listed occupants leased unit(s) to satisfy the owners lien. The personal property stored therein by the following occupants may include but is not limited to general household, office and personal items, furniture, boxes, clothes, and appliances. The unit(s) will be sold at public auction through online auction services of https://www.storagetreasures. com with bids opening at 12:00PM on 12/20/22 and closing at 12:00PM on 12/27/22. 1071 … Saliena Fediuk 3006 … Love Mitchell 5002TJ Patt Published: 12/10/2022, 12/17/2022 361847 3871591 Extra S pace S torage will hold a public auction to sell personal prop erty described below belonging to those individuals listed below at location indicated: 225 N. Tamiami Trail Nokomis, FL 34275 Thur. Dec. 22, 2022 at 12:00 pm Richard Di Gregorio household goods, furniture Paula Ramos Kitchen table 4 chairs boxes and grey totes Jami Broker 15 boxes, love seat, chair Tessy Nedy boxes, personal The auction will be listed and advertised on www.storagetrea sures.com. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transac tion. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. Publish: 12/03/2022, 12/10/2022 332051 3870485 N ot i ce o f P u bli c S a l e f or N on Payment of Storage Rental The following persons belong ings will be sold at The Attic, 102 James St, Venice, FL 34285 (941-488-0061) on December 14, 2022 at 7:00 AM in accor dance with Florida Lien Laws: Rachel Gray Publish: 12/03/2022, 12/10/2022 389982 3870869 SUNCall 866-463-1638 CLASSIFIEDS

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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, December 10, 2022 PAGE 15AOUR VIEWOUR POSITION: The Legislature needs to kill or adjust a new law that would be a hardship on boat and personal watercraft rental businesses.King Fisher ”eet owner Ralph Allen does not rent boats or personal watercraft from his base at Fishermens Village. But, if he did, he said he would be up in armsŽ over a state law that is scheduled to take eect Jan. 1, 2023. The Boating Safety Act was passed in the last legislative session and its aim is to keep boaters safe. Its impact, however, could hurt boating operations bottom line and either force them to raise rates or maybe even shut down small mom and pop businesses. The new regulations will force Florida boat businesses, for the “rst time ever, to not only carry insurance on the business but also to cover injuries on people who rent boats and personal watercraft (think Jet Skis). Insurance companies arent wild about the idea, and we cant imagine boat rental businesses would be either. There are estimates, according to Axios, that the cost to businesses would increase the annual insurance rates per boat from about $1,500 to about $8,000. Katrina Towns, of Abes Boat Rentals in Englewood, was unhappy to say the least. We were unaware of the requirement for covering our renters as well as our boats. I even reached out to our insurance agent. He was unaware and did further investigation and at this time we cant get coverage for renters, just our boats,Ž Towns said. The underwriter is not writing that coverage.Ž She said after reading the law and reviewing items on FWC website, she believes the new regulation is an overreach. Those three words (and boat renters) need to be removed from this regulation,Ž she said. We do our best to educate our renters about operating the boats and safety on our waterways.Ž Towns said, and we agree, that the regulations just add more hardship for the boat rental industry „ especially now when some members are recovering from Hurricane Ian and readying for the winter season. Almost all of the boat rental companies in our area are small business, not big corp companiesŽ Towns said. We all work well together and help each other out when we can, and unless this regulation wording is changed, it will hurt all of us.Ž Towns said she has reached out to state representatives to get the wording changed. She was especially upset that, to her knowledge, boat and personal watercraft business owners were not asked about what regulations were needed to improve boating safety. We tried to talk to other personal watercraft and boat rental businesses but either did not get a call back or were told there is not a lot of knowledge out there about a law that will put a “nancial hit on boat businesses. Its disappointing that boat rental businesses seem to have such little knowledge of a new law that will so greatly impact their bottom line. How publicity about the law was handled, were not sure, but word on the changes obviously was not communicated well throughout the state. Were sure there were good intentions behind such legislation. But lawmakers need to go back and consider the impact the extra costs will have on small boating operations. And, they need to use the next couple of weeks to spread the word that a big jump in insurance costs for boat rental businesses is on the books. DeSantis, School Board ruining education systemE:Whats happening with the Sarasota school committee should be a warning to all counties. Be careful what you wish and vote for. The newly elected (School Board) members ran on an agenda and it wasnt to improve the curriculum as is now clear that they are doing DeSantiss dirty work because they were all endorsed by him. The ironic part is that they ran their campaign on fear and ignorance, a well known practice of DeSantis to create a problem that doesnt exist and then promote how he “xed it. If you notice every time he holds one of his dog and pony shows, theres never any follow-up questions asked to challenge his policies. The School Board is now being politicized in a way that takes away the freedom of the teachers to educate their students and make them free of restrictions to learn and grow. Most teachers take the job out of passion and joy to see their students succeed. Its surely not for the money because Florida educators are some of the lowest paid in the country. We cant keep losing these dedicated employees because of DeSantis. What is happening is reminiscent of the story Beauty and the Beast,Ž where the villagers want to burn down the beasts house and kill him. The beast just wanted to be loved and accepted. DeSantis and the School Board have stoked the ”ames and are now burning down the school systems. Please dont let this happen to your village. S B Punta GordaPlease do something about red tideE:The Republican red tide of victory in November has done nothing to ease the stench of the red tide contaminating our beaches. Given that Republicans have held the governors oce in Florida since 1999, they are apparently incapable of doing anything to ease or lessen the stench on our beaches. Winds blowing the dead “sh onto our beaches is doing nothing to enhance our image as a viable vacation destination. Respiratory irritation and smell of dead “sh can be overwhelming. When will the current state administration address this issue. N R. W NokomisSarasota School Board reveals who they areE:The current push by our newly elected School Board to “re a successful superintendent is not about one isolated administrative hire; it is a political gesture with deeper implications. Sarasota County has become a hot spot for Christian Nationalism. The people involved deny having an agenda. They use appealing catch phrases like, parents rights,Ž to mislead unsuspecting members of our community. Governor DeSantis supported all the Florida School Board candidates aligned with Moms for Liberty.Ž Those same candidates were supported by the Proud Boys and Englewood resident Michael Flynn. They are neo-fascists who wrap themselves in the ”ag and claim to be freedom loving while they work to achieve the exact opposite. Freedom means more choices, not fewer. Moms for LibertyŽ is a Koch-“nanced group masquerading as grass roots. It is the height of cynicism for them to use cultural issues to distract parents with the fear their child might read a book titled, My Two Moms,Ž or learn the truth about institutional racism in America lasting more than a century after the civil war, or even that mask wearing during an epidemic is an infringement on personal freedom. The new School Board has revealed who they really are „ controlling, power hungry bigots. B H Englewood I am honored by the trust and con“dence placed in me to serve as chairman of the Sarasota Memorial Hospital Board of Directors for the coming year. I have said on many occasions that Sarasota Memorial Hospital is a community treasure. Ever since 1921 when a group of citizens in Sarasota began fundraising for a hospital, SMH has grown from a 32-bed hospital that opened in 1925 to a hospital system with over 1,000 beds on two campuses with over 8,000 employees. Our hospital has been led by committed citizens elected from the populace who are charged with oversight responsibility of the hospital. We serve without compensation. I am proud to be a part of that tradition as we enter our 98th year of serving the healthcare needs of Sarasota County. As reported in the media, we recently had our “rst board meeting with newly elected board members. Over 200 citizens attended to voice their opinions on the hospitals response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 30 speakers oered comments: 17 shared heartwrenching stories of patients and families aected by the early waves of the COVID-19 pandemic; 16 expressed praise and support for the dedication, sacri“ce and service of SMH physicians and sta during the pandemic. As a result of over 2.5 hours of public comment, the board asked that management and the medical sta conduct a thorough review of the hospitals response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The board wants to know what we did right, what we did wrong, what lessons were learned, and how we can be better prepared for the next pandemic, which will inevit ably come. We should not pre-judge the outcome of such a review until we can gather the information and understand the challenges facing a health care system in a future pandemic. We expect the report to be public in the next 60-90 days. As chairman, I pledge my wholehearted eort in working together to build on the success of our hospital system. I want you to know three things: First, the board wants to do what is best for the hospital system, for our patients, the medical professionals, the hospital sta, and the citizens of Sarasota County who elected us. We may not agree all the time, but as chairman, I promise to be straight forward and open to debate. I will conduct our meetings impartially and allow everyone, both board members and the public, to voice their opinions with the objective of doing what is best for our system. As a publicly elected body, our duty is to provide oversight for the hospital and as part of that to listen to the citizens and to our medical professionals. Second, I am not out to disrupt the operation of the hospital or the sta. Some have called me a maverick on this board because I have been willing to ask hard questions and challenge management to be the best they can be. I have said on many occasions the administrative team and medical sta are doing an outstanding job running this hospital. The proof is in our numbers and the national recognition the hospital has received year after year. I know this will continue. I also want to reiterate my commitment for SMH remaining a public hospital. I said this in 2016 when I was “rst elected and recon“rmed it when I was re-elected in 2020. And I state again, this hospital is not for sale. It is a community treasure. Third and “nally, my goal as chairman is to channel the new energy of the board for the good of the hospital and the community. We will continue to deliver the very “nest healthcare for our citizens. I ask for your help in doing that. Thank you again for the opportunity to serve. Tramm Hudson is the chairman of the Sarasota Memorial Hospital Board. HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY?Letters are welcome on virtually any subject but we do have some rules. Letters to the Editor should be kept to 250 words or less. Letters will be edited to length as well as grammar, spelling and Associated Press style. All letters must be signed with a full name. An address and telephone number must be included but will not be published. Due to the number of letters received, we only run one letter per person per month. Email letters to: ronald.dupont@yoursun.com or mail letters to: The Venice Gondolier, 200 E. Miami Ave., Venice, FL, 34285.Opinion PUBLISHER Glen Nickerson EDITOR Ronald Dupont Jr. New rule may cripple boat rentalsHow well did SMH respond to COVID-19? Well have a reportCOMMENTARY TRAMM HUDSONchairman of the Sarasota Memorial Hospital Board

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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, December 10, 2022 PAGE 17ASports CONTACT US | VINNIE PORTELL | 941-207-1107 | vportell@venicegondolier.com | SUN NEWSPAPERS By VINNIE PORTELLSPORTS WRITEREvery fall sports team in our area was impacted by Hurricane Ian, but golf faced a unique challenge in returning to play. Already behind schedule due to an especially stormy August and September, most teams in our area hardly had 10 matches … if even that many … under their belts before the hurricane postponed the season for nearly a month. Despite the circumstances, several prep golfers in our area rose to the challenge. Most area schools, including Lemon Bay, Port Charlotte, DeSoto County, North Port and Venice sent individual golfers on to their respective regional tournaments. Some, like Venices boys and girls teams, DeSoto Countys boys team and Lemon Bays girls team had top-three “nishes at districts, sending their entire teams on to regionals. The Lady Mantas, fueled by a pair of standout freshmen, even advanced to the 2A state tournament where they “nished 13th overall. By PATRICK OBLEYSPORTS EDITORThe Captain Archer is a wrestling tournament so massive in scope that preparation begins days in advance at Wally Keller Gymnasium. Those who attended the Tarpon girls basketball game on Tuesday night might have noticed the weightlifting area behind the West bleachers had been emptied of equipment. Those who came out on Wednesday night to watch the Tarpon boys basketball team play IMG Blue found the West bleachers pushed back into the weightlifting space. Thursday, the boys basketball team cleared out and the cheerleaders were on notice that, at 4 p.m., the wrestlers were moving in with mats and all the other bells and whistles needed to run a twoday, 20-team event that has become one of the schools biggest draws. Lots of tradition,Ž Charlotte wrestling coach Evan Robinson said Thursday. Lots of young guys that want to win this thing and be a part of it. Its something they care about. Its quite a tournament.Ž Entering as defending state champions, the Tarpons won last years event by nearly 100 points over second-place Lemon Bay on their way to a second-place “nish at the Class 2A state championships this past March. Graduation has taken a toll on the Tarpons title-winning roster these past two seasons, but last weeks season-opening performance at the Gary Freis Duals revealed talent springs eternal in Punta Gorda. In fact, the Tarpons did something in their very “rst match at the Freis that hasnt happened before, at least to anyones recollection. We blanked a team 84-0 with no forfeits … all pins,Ž Robinson said. Weve never done that. Weve beaten a team 84-0 before, but there were usually forfeits. No forfeits. Everyone got straight-up pins. That was a neat thing.Ž In that rout of South Fort Myers, the new-look lineup not only recorded pins, but 13 of 14 came in the “rst round. Matthew Schuler (106), Ayden Ruiz (120), Eric Clary (126), Wyatt Nerling, Carson Bennett, Nicholas Gjerde, Viliam Piekh and Jaxon Newton all among the newcomers who saw action at the Freis. All have been in the Tarpons program, but many had been blocked last season by perennial state quali“ers and champions such as Patrick Nolan, Isaac Church, Andrew Austin and Biaggio By VINNIE PORTELLSPORTS WRITERVENICE „ The Venice girls basketball team learned a harsh lesson in closing out wins on Friday night against Riverview. A pair of free throws by Venice guard Makenna Wright put the Lady Indians ahead by six points with under a minute remaining. However, it wouldnt be enough as Riverview mounted some last-second heroics to come back and win, 58-57, in front of a half-full TeePee. Stupid turnovers at the end, but were young,Ž Venice coach Jeremy Martin said of the late collapse. Im in a little pickle, Do I slow it down, or do I continue to try and score? That was pressure. We havent had pressure like that in a long time. Theres so much growth from this for us.Ž In a strong start to the season for Venice (4-2) all four wins have come with double-digit leads in fourth quarter. After dropping a season-opener at Riverview, 64-54, on Nov. 15 „ missing starters Zoe OLeary and Jayda Lanham to volleyball „ Venice took control early against the Rams on Friday night. Lanham scored eight points as she led Venice to a 14-8 advantage heading into the second quarter. However, that would be the Indians largest lead until the “nal minute. Riverview (4-5) battled back as point guard Amiya Lloyd scored 10 of her team-high 17 points, including three 3-pointers, to take a 26-24 advantage into halftime. Neither team could pull away in the second half. For each bucket Riverview made in the third quarter, Venice forward Tessa OLeary had an answer. The Indians sophomore scored 13 straight points for her team and also hit three 3-pointers. Tessa played well. Addy (Ivery) played amazing defense,Ž Martin said. They all played so well and so hard, and thats why theyre emotional. But they should be emotional. If theyre not, it means their heart isnt in it.Ž Headed into the fourth quarter knotted up at 40-40, Venice and Riverview remained neck-and-neck the rest of the way. Venice sophomore Izzy Leggett came o the bench to help keep the Indians within striking distance often over the “nal few minutes. In a span of a few minutes, Leggett drove for a layup, stole the ball, corralled an oensive rebound that led to a 3-pointer by Ivery, made a put-back layup, fought for a jump-ball call and drained a pair of free-throws. On the other side of the court, Rams senior forward Krystal Montas kept her team in it with several drives to the net that drew a whistle. Montas “nished with 15 points and eight rebounds, including 8-of-10 freethrow shooting as a steady oensive Storms cant stop surge of strong area golfersGolfers shined despite weeks of lightning and a major hurricaneALLAREA GOLF INSIDECheck out the full All-Area Golf teams! See page 20A By VINNIE PORTELLSPORTS WRITERTheres a little bit of Venice High sports action for everyone this week. Each of the winter sports teams on campus „ boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, wrestling and girls weightlifting „ will compete this week. It all leads up to Saturdays 4S football state “nal in which Venice will play Lakeland at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. Theres reasons to be excited about more than just the football team. Each team on campus has a winning record despite most of them playing a road-heavy schedule against tough competition. Heres how the week ahead breaks down, day-by-day: TODAY The wrestling team will wrap up its second duals tournament of the season this morning at Charlotte High. Day 2 of the Captain Archer tournament begins at 10 a.m. The girls soccer team will wrap up competition in a showcase tournament this afternoon with a match against St. Johns Country Day at 1 p.m. WEDNESDAY A busy day will begin early this evening with a varsity-only girls basketball matchup between Port Charlotte and Venice at the TeePee at 5:30 p.m. The girls basketball game will be followed with another varsity-only contest „ with visiting Booker taking on the Venice boys team at 7 p.m. Meanwhile, the boys and girls soccer teams will each play Lakewood Ranch with 7 p.m. starts, with the girls on the road and the boys at home. THURSDAY Fresh o winning the Sarasota County Championship, the girls weightlifting team will host a tri-meet at 5 p.m. this evening. Later this evening, the girls basketball team will play the second game of threeday stretch of competition, traveling to play at DeSoto County at 7 p.m. FRIDAY A jam-packed end of the week opens with a state championship send-o. Starting at 9:15 a.m., the football team will walk through the school courtyard, Winning teams and a state championshipTHIS WEEK IN VENICE HIGH SPORTSReloaded Tarpons eager for Archer TOM ONEILLCharlotte wrestler Cael Newton enters this years Captain Archer Memorial as the top-ranked wrestler in the Class 2A 220-pound class. He and the Tarpons will be seeking to defend their Archer title this weekend. SEE VENICE , 18A SEE ARCHER , 18A Venice loses in last-minute collapse to RiverviewLady Indians led by six in final minute SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELLVenices Addison Ivery shoots for three Friday night in a home game against Riverview High School.PREP GIRLS BASKETBALLSEE INDIANS , 18A

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PAGE 18A Saturday, December 10, 2022 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.compast throngs of their classmates to the buses. A few minutes later, the team will walk through Venice Elementary School. Ten minutes after that, buses will go to Miami Ave, making a left onto Business 41 to Center Road. Finally, at about 9:45 a.m., the team will drive through Garden Elementary School, remaining on the bus before departing to Fort Lauderdale. Later this afternoon, the wrestling team will compete in its third tournament of the season when it travels to Boca Ciega for the Southside Duals, beginning at 2 p.m. Later this evening, the girls basketball team will host Cardinal Mooney at 6:30 p.m. „ rescheduled from this Monday. Shortly after girls basketball tips o, the boys soccer team will host Charlotte in its second home match of the season at 7:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the boys basketball team and girls soccer teams will each hit the road. The boys basketball will play at Bayshore at 7:30 p.m. and the girls soccer team will play in the Sebring in the Sebring Invitational at 8 p.m. SATURDAY This will undoubtedly be one of the most important Saturdays of the year for Indians fans. The wrestling team will wrap up Day 2 at Boca Ciega beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the girls soccer team will “nish play in the Sebring Invitational in the afternoon. That all pales in comparison to the “nal matchup of the day „ Venice football vs. Lakeland in the 4S state championship at 1 p.m. at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale.VENICEFROM PAGE 17AFrattarelli. Camren French is back, moving up to 113 to make room for Schuler. Kaiden Ballinger will be in the mix somewhere in the lightweights when he returns to the mat. Luke Davis is back, as is James Baltutis, Isaac Schaeer, Jett McCauley and Cael Newton. Nate Box is also returning and slotting in at Newtons old 195 weight while Newton takes 220. Newtons brother got the “rst go at heavyweight, but Robinson said he expects to see a healthy competition at that weight this season. In the just-released Kabra Wrestling rankings, Cael Newton is No. 1 at 220 while French checks in at No. 3 in 113. Several other Tarpons are sprinkled across the top-20 in other classes. Last years Archer runner-up, Lemon Bay, returns a strong roster eager to build on its top-10 “nish at the Class 1A state championship. Two-time state champion Lance Schyck is gone, but Koen Homan returns with designs on winning a state title at 170 after reaching the state championship match at 160 this past March. Hes currently ranked No. 1 in Class 1A. Chase Alden, another title contender, is moving up from 170 to replace Schyck at 182 and is currently ranked No. 2. Like Charlotte, the Mantas have a number of wrestlers sprinkled across the top-20. Venice is the other area team in the Archer “eld. The Indians are led by Blaine Taranto, who “nished third in the state last season at 120. He enters this season as the weight class top-ranked wrestler. Action began Friday with the junior varsity tournament. The varsity meet begins this morning with “nals under the spotlight scheduled to begin at 7:30. In recent years, the “nals have started earlier, so arriving with plenty of time to spare is prudent.ARCHERFROM PAGE 17A By VINNIE PORTELLSPORTS WRITERThe Lady Indians girls weightlifting team crushed its competition in the Sarasota County Championship this past Thursday at Venice High. Venice took “rst place with 79 points, followed by North Port (54), Riverview (52), Cardinal Mooney (20) and Booker (8). The Indians were powered to their county title by three “rst-place “nishes. Emmalee Gentry won the 199-pound weight class with a bench press of 125 pounds and a clean-and-jerk of 110 pounds. Peyton Pablo won the 154-pound weight class with a bench press of 130 pounds and a clean-and-jerk of 150 pounds. Andrea Saxman won her weight class in dominating fashion. Saxman took the 139-pound weight class title with a bench press of 170 pounds and a clean-and-jerk of 165 pounds, beating out second place by a combined 90 pounds. Venices depth ultimately made the dierence as it had runner-up “nishes from: Bridgette Mowduk (119 pound weight class), Alexis Paul (129 pound), Nyllah Sankanovic (154 pound), Allison Schapley (169 pound), Sophie Tarantino (183 pound), Madelyn Crouch (199 pound) and Zoey Lynn (Unlimited). The Indians will be back in action this coming Thursday with a tri-meet at Venice High at 4 p.m.Venice wins county championshipLady Indians flex their depth in dominant performance SUN PHOTO BY SCOTT LAWSONThe Venice girls weightlifting team poses with their rst-place trophy after winning the Sarasota County Championship this past Thursday at Venice High.PREP GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING TOM ONEILLCharlotte wrestling coach Evan Robinson guides his team during the Gary Freis Invitational December 3, 2022 at Fort Myers High School. Charlotte „ Braden River. Photo by Tom ONeillweapon for Riverview. At the end, it was Montas who had the “nal answer. Down six after Wrights two free throws, Montas hit a 3-pointer to pull within three and stole the ensuing in-bounds pass, leading to a layup that cut the de“cit to one. One more steal o another in-bounds pass led to a foul and a pair of free-throws by senior center Jaida Cunningham „ giving Riverview a one-point lead with 1.4 seconds to play. A last-second heave did not fall in Venices favor. Tessa OLeary “nished with a game-high 19 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Ivery had eight points and four steals. Lanham added eight points and eight rebounds. They were right there,Ž Martin said. Thats awesome. I hope we see them again in the district championship. Well watch “lm and see where we messed up. We got a little quick with the ball with a minute, two minutes left. We threw it away three times.ŽINDIANSFROM PAGE 1A SUN PHOTOS BY JUSTIN FENNELLIndians forward Tessa OLeary drives the ball past Riverview defender Susan Lowther in Friday nights home game. Makenna Wright scores for the Indians with a layup during Friday nights game against Riverview. ARE YOU READY FOR SOME PRO FOOTBALL? Presented byJoin the End Zone Sports Grilles Professional Football Bracket Challenge HOW DO I PLAY? Go to YourSun.com and CLICK on CONTESTS , select the Pro Pick Em banner and register to play. 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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, December 10, 2022 PAGE 19A By PATRICK OBLEYSPORTS EDITORPORT CHARLOTTE „ The game plan was to take away DYanis Jimenez. For the most part on Thursday night, Port Charlottes plan succeeded as rival Charlottes leading scorer was held well below her season scoring average. What no one could have expected was a freshman phenom playing in her “rst rivalry game to put together a epic performance and lead the Tarpons to a 62-40 victory on the Pirates home ”oor. Kamie Ellis blistered the nets for 27 points, triggering a hot start, keeping the Tarpons a”oat during a combative second quarter, then helping Charlotte (6-2) weather Port Charlottes third-quarter jabs and pull away. Its a welcome party for her,Ž Charlotte coach Matt Stephenson said. She stepped up in the moment. I cant really hide her anymore at this point. I think everybody kind of knows who she is. You do that as a freshman in a rivalry game, thats a pretty big feat.Ž Ellis had a steal and four points as Charlotte raced out to a 10-2 lead. In the second quarter as Port Charlotte punched back trying to close a 17-8 de“cit, Ellis drilled three 3-pointers, with two of the assists coming from Jimenez. Seniors Jimenez and Adriana Ior“da quickly identi“ed Ellis hot hand and worked to get the ball to her throughout the game. Thats us,Ž Stephenson said. It comes from the leadership of our seniors. They really boost (Ellis) up. They let her know she can do whatever it is that she needs to do. They give her the con“dence, the green lights to go get it and thats what she did tonight.Ž Ellis had 15 points by halftime, but still the Pirates hung tight, trailing 32-19 despite two of their top three leading scorers … Aryianna LockeyProgl and Delaini Morris, going without a basket. Nayeliz Figuera Verges “lled some of the void, scoring seven of her team-high 16 points in the “rst half. Ellis “nal ”urry came straight out of the halftime locker room. She ripped o eight of Charlottes “rst 10 points in the third quarter, draining another pair of 3-pointers on passes from Jimenez to push the Tarpons advantage to 42-24. Her volley defused some hot shooting from Morris, who sandwiched a pair of 3-pointers around Ellis “nal trey, but nothing the Pirates accomplished was enough to slow Charlotte at that point. The Tarpons rattled o the “rst 13 points of the fourth quarter to put the game on ice. Afterward, Port Charlotte coach Mike Progl lamented the Pirates nine missed layups, which de“nitely hurt, but not as much as shutting down Charlottes two primary threats only to be done in by a previously unheralded third. Two out of their three main players didnt hurt us, but Kamie had a heckuva game,Ž Progl said. She could have kicked the ball and it would have went in. She was hitting lefthanded shots, righthanded shots, her threes were dropping ƒ I mean, she scored (15) points over her average,Ž he continued. So, I mean, Kamie played a heckuva game for a freshman and I cannot complain about that.Ž For her part, Ellis said she came into her “rst rivalry game wanting to win it for the seniors while also trying to be more disciplined defensively. What happened at the other end of the court was gravy. I was just playing my game this time and I played better defense than usual because I used to reach sometimes. This time I kept my hands straight out,Ž she said. And then I just caught “re. Then, after I caught a couple, they just kept on setting me up.Ž Ellis said she de“nitely felt the rush of the rivalry when she hit the ”oor. The adrenaline rush is there,Ž she said. This is a big game, especially for the seniors because this is their last rivalry game away. I just wanted to make it a good game to remember.Ž Jimenez “nished with 10 points, 9.5 under her average, but she fueled Ellis big night and aided Ahmari Byrds 10-point eort with a game-high eight assists. Griths “nished with nine points, but other than Verges, no other Pirate scored more than six. Port Charlotte (7-2) held its own on boards against a bigger Charlotte team, with the Tarpons holding a slim 26-24 advantage. The turnovers were even as well, Charlotte committing 10 while the Pirates had nine. After getting hammered by an average of 38 points over their previous four meetings with Charlotte, Thursday nights meeting between a pair of reigning district champions felt a little dierent to Progl. Tonight didnt work out, but as you know, they were winning game by 40 points or whatever,Ž Progl said. Its not like that. One girl had a great game. Sometimes, that happens.ŽWelcome to Ellis IslandCharlotte freshman scores 27, fuels rivalry win GONDOLIER PHOTOS BY CHRIS BLAKECharlottes Kamie Ellis is called for the charge against Port Charlottes Delaini Morris during Thursday nights game. Charlottes Adriana Iorda ghts past Port Charlottes Aryianna Lockey-Progl during Thursday nights game at Port Charlotte High School. GIRLS BASKETBALL BOYS BASKETBALL By PATRICK OBLEYSPORTS EDITORPORT CHARLOTTE … During warmups for Fridays latest installment of the Peace River Rivalry, Kip Rhoten glanced to the end of the Pirates bench and saw emptiness. His team would “ll that void. Just four weeks after Rhotens father passed away, Port Charlotte put together a ”awless game plan and executed it to perfection to defeat Charlotte 55-42. It ended a string of six consecutive losses to the blue and gold team from the other side of the Peace River bridges. My dads been down here, give or take, 30 years and he might have missed one, but literally he has been at every (rivalry) game for the last 30 years,Ž Rhoten said. Whether he is sitting on the bench or sitting in the stands. So it was a little emotional.Ž Seniors Caleb Campos and Bode Stewart picked up their “rst win in the rivalry by combining for 28 points and coming up with countless clutch shots and big plays on the defensive end. The senior duos big showing complemented sophomore guard Jah Chins 15-point eort. I feel like I havent beaten Charlotte my whole life. This is the “rst one,Ž said Campos, who scored 12 points. But we did this one for Coach Rhotens dad.Ž Before Port Charlotte could win, it had to whether the larger Tarpons best shot. Trailing 22-17 in the second quarter, Charlotte (1-4) rattled o the last 11 points of the “rst half to take a 28-22 halftime lead. By then, Rhoten had seen enough from the Pirates to know there was no need to make adjustments. Take it to the glass,Ž said Stewart, who scored a team-high 16 points. We know they like to go for the blocks and foul, so we just had to take it to the glass and put their best players on the bench.Ž By the end of the third quarter, Port Charlotte had pulled even, 37-37, and the Pirates could sense a breakthrough. As has happened to the Tarpons on occasion early in the season, shots would not fall. That, combined with the Pirates frenetic defensive pressure turned into a feedback loop. Meanwhile, if there was a big shot to be made, Port Charlotte made it. Chin triggered a 7-0 run to open the fourth quarter with a fadeaway at the baseline and a coast-to-coast layup after a rebound. Later, Campos powered to the glass for a bucket, then delivered a block at the other end. Those were Campos “nal points, but it was the trigger for a game-ending 10-0 Port Charlotte run. Not only do they do the game plan, but they believed in it and that they were going to win,Ž Rhoten said. They really, really work hard. Ive watched this bunch from the summer and nobody talks about them. Theyre kind of under the radar. Ive been doing this a long time. Thats a good basketball team.Ž The Pirates lost the rebound battle handily to the Tarpons, 32-21, but whenever they needed a board, they got it, especially at the oensive end. John Gamble led Charlotte (1-4) with 15 points. Chris Cornish had 12 points and 11 rebounds but in the end, the Tarpons were held under 50 points just the same as Port Charlottes other three victims. They made the plays. They made the and-ones, they hit the free thr ows, they got the stops,Ž “rst-year Tarpons coach Mike Williams said. I mean, we weathered the storm early and got a lead, but they came back and then we just couldnt get anything else going. Thats on me. Ive got a lot to learn myself, you know,Ž Williams said. That was my “rst time in that (rivalry) game. I didnt do a very good job, so I have to do a better job.Ž As Campos dribbled away the “nal seconds of the game, Port Charlottes rowdy crowd chanted just like footballŽ in reference to the Pirates 41-14 rivalry win on the gridiron and sang the goodbye song before storming the court. Somewhere, the man known to all as PapaŽ Rhoten was smiling. It does feel good,Ž Rhoten said. It does.ŽFor Coach Rhotens dadPort Charlotte powers past rival Charlotte in cathartic 55-42 victory GONDOLIER PHOTOS BY TOM ONEILLCharlottes Chris Cornish (24) and Port Charlottes Mussa Fullen (24) scramble for a rebound Friday at Port Charlotte High School. Port Charlottes Jahyere Chin (10) looks to pass against Charlottes (24) Chris Cornish Friday at Port Charlotte High School. Port Charlotte s Roland Federick (2) shoots over Charlottes Noah Cutler (5) Friday at Port Charlotte High School. adno=3855082-1 JaNyrein WashingtonRUNNING BACK, PORT CHARLOTTEOne week into the season, Port Charlotte running back JaNyrein Washington already has a comfortable area lead in rushing touchdowns. In a 36-7 win over Lemon Bay, Washington scored three touchdowns in the “ rst half, amassing 82 yards on eight carries. Washington is a big, bruising back that can keep his balance after contact and break for long runs. (Washington) runs how he lives his life, hes tough,Ž Port Charlotte coach Jordan Ingman said. Hes great in the classroom, hes great in the weight room, hes great at practice. What you see on Friday night is how he carries himself in all phases of his life.ŽLemon Bay golfer Christain Chandler opened her senior season with a strong performance in a tri-match with Venice and Port Charlotte on Aug. 22. Chandler led the “ eld with a round of 37 on the par-35 front nine of Lemon Bay Golf Club. Lightning cut the round short, so scores were calculated o average strokes over par for the “ ve holes played before stoppage. Chandler was “ ve strokes better than the next highest score. Christain played really strong in tough, hot and rainy conditions and scrambled well to save pars,Ž Lemon Bay coach Darrell Roach said. She also said she had mostly one-putts.Ž Christain ChandlerGOLFER, LEMON BAY Family Owned & Operated for 38 years13 Boat LinesRepower Specialists Call KG7 Days a Week 941-628-5000www.IngmanMarine.com1189 Tamiami Trail | Port Charlotte 941-255-1555 15001 Gasparilla Rd. | Placida 941-697-1000 8311 N. 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PAGE 20A Saturday, December 10, 2022 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com TAYLOR STICE, NORTH PORT JR The Lady Bobcats top player, Stice averaged 50 strokes per nine holes this season. She shot a 103 in districts to qualify for the regional tournament. LILLY LAPCZYNSKI VENICE SR A consistent contributor for a strong Venice team, Lapczynski remained the teams best putter again this season. Often recording a top three score for Venice, Lapczynski averaged 46.1 strokes per nine holes. RACHEL GILLIS LEMON BAY FR An impressive freshman for the Lady Mantas, Gillis averaged 46 strokes per nine holes this season. She “nished as a member of the All-County team and her 90 at regionals proved pivotal in Lemon Bays runner-up “nish to advance to states. At the 2A state tournament, Gillis “nished her debut season with a 97-103. JENNA STYLOS VENICE SR A two-sport athlete at Venice (golf and beach volleyball), Stylos quickly became one of Venices most reliable golfers. The senior averaged 46.9 strokes per nine holes this season. MADISON HANSON LEMON BAY SR Hanson was an invaluable player for Lemon Bay, providing senior leadership and experience along with crucial depth. She averaged 44 strokes per nine holes, “nishing as a member of the All-County team. Hanson shot a 95 at regionals before “nishing her career with a 104-101 at the 2A state tournament. COACH OF THE YEAR DARRELL ROACH No matter the losses, Roach has managed to turn the Lemon Bay girls golf team into a consistent area powerhouse over his 28 years at the helm. This year was one of his more impressive feats: Guiding a pair of freshmen to First Team All-Area seasons that helped propel his team to the 2A state meet. Lemon Bay “nished as Charlotte County Champions, third-place “nishers at districts, runners-up at regionals and 13th at the 2A state tournament.Sun Preps All-Area Golf team BOYS GOLFER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS GIRLS GOLFER OF THE YEAR FINALISTSMARQUEZ ANGELES DESOTO COUNTY SO Angeles improved this year coming o one of the best freshmen seasons in school history. He led the Bulldogs … and Region 2A-3 … in scoring for the season, averaging just 34.8 strokes per nine holes. Angeles also led his region in birdies (16) and average strokes per par-4 (3.83). In postseason competition, Angeles won his district with a 74 before going on to place seventh at regionals with a 77. His strong play helped lead the Bulldogs to advance to the regional tournament as a team for the “rst time. HALEY HALL LEMON BAY JR Hall gave the Lady Mantas depth at the top that was hard to beat, averaging 45 strokes per nine holes. She shot a 91 to “nish second at the Charlotte County Championship, helping Lemon Bay run away with the title. In the postseason, Hall shot a 96 at regionals before posting a 99-93 at the 2A state championships. CJ KEMBLE NORTH PORT JR The Bobcats Team MVP since his freshman season, Kemble continued to deliver low numbers this year at North Port. The third-year Bobcats No. 1 player averaged an even-par 36 strokes in nine hole competitions this year while averaging a three-over 75 in full-length 18-hole tournaments. His best matches of the year were a 35 in a dual match at Sebring and a 73 for a “fth-place overall “nish in the district tournament. HAYLI SNAER VENICE JR A top player for Venice in a second straight season, Snaer led the Lady Indians with a 41.4 scoring average per nine holes. She recorded the low score for Venice in 16 of 17 matches and was the overall medalist in “ve matches. ANTHONY LOHBAUER VENICE SR The most consistent and reliable player for a deep Indians team, Lohbauer didnt just score low, he performed well when it mattered most, too. The Venice senior led the team with a 38.2 stroke average per nine holes. Some of his best rounds came at the very end, recording a 78 at the district tournament and a 75 in regionals. SOPHIA STIWICH LEMON BAY FR Stiwich wasnt just the best Lady Mantas player in her debut season, she was one of the best golfers in the state, too. Even after missing three weeks of practice and play due to Hurricane Ian, Stiwich shot a 77 to win the Charlotte County Championship. After missing districts due to illness, Stiwich shot a 75 at regionals to help her team qualify for states. At the 2A state tournament, Stiwich shot a 71-77 to “nish sixth overall. CALEB CAMPOS PORT CHARLOTTE SR Campos stepped into the No. 1 position for the Pirates and put up some of the best numbers in the area this year. His nine-hole average of 36 and his 18-hole average of 78 led Port Charlotte as the senior “nished as a medalist seven times this season. His par-4 average of 3.97 strokes “nished as third-best in Region 2A-3. Campos shined with the pressure on, too, shooting a 78 to make the All-County team, a 79 in districts and a 77 in regionals. HARRISON ADAM VENICE JR A third-year player for Venice, Adams was one of the teams most consistent players, especially with the season on the line. Adams shot a 79 in districts before wrapping up his year with a 76 at regionals. CHAPIN BEACHSMITH VENICE SR A steady senior presence for the Indians this season, Beach-Smith was second on the team with 38.5 strokes per nine holes. His best round of the year came with a “fth-place “nish in the St. John Neumann with a 75. In the district tournament, Beach-Smiths 78 tied for the teams lowest score. TOREY MICCIO LEMON BAY JR One of the top golfers for Lemon Bay throughout the year, Miccio excelled on the longest holes, tying for eighth in Region 2A-3 with 4.5 strokes per par-5s. Miccio shot a 78 at districts to advance to regionals, where he shot a 79. CLAY HAYSE CHARLOTTE SR The No. 1 golfer for the Tarpons again this season, Hayse was one of the areas most consistent golfers, averaging 37.5 strokes per nine holes. He “nished as a member of the All-County team with a 36-hole total of 162. COACH OF THE YEAR CHRIS ADAMS VENICE Adams, like many area coaches, had to wrestle with Mother Nature just to “nd time to practice this season. Rain and lightning washed out much of the “rst half of the season before Hurricane Ian hit in late September, essentially cancelling the remainder of the regular season. Still, Venice proved to be the areas deepest and most well-rounded team, featuring four players who could break 80 on any given day. SECOND TEAMAustin Henning (DCHS, FR) Caden Ganczak (PCHS, JR) Kevin Mellen (VEN, JR) Brayden Spain (NPHS, SR) Connor Murphy (LBHS, JR) GIRLS FIRST TEAMBOYS FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAMBrooklyn Howard (PCHS, SR) Natalee Butts (DCHS, XX) Makayla Chupka (CHS, SO) Lyllian Hyde (CHS, SR) Riley Pruitt, (Venice, SR) PREPS Al Ae A e Team -Proudsupportersofourlocalhighschool athletesandathleticprograms.Poweredby SUN TheDailyCharlotte€DeSoto€Sarasotaadno=3869719-1 Congrats tothe All-Area Golfers!

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Our TownSATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022 | KIM COOL, Our Town Editor | kcool@venicegondolier.com | SUN NEWSPAPERSCALENDAR 3B, 19B COMICS/PUZZLES 7B-10B PHOTO ALBUM 20B PUZZLE ANSWERS 5B RELIGION 4B By SUSAN CAIROGUEST WRITERVENICE „ Every Christmas season, at least one story tugs at your heart and makes you feel that the spirit of the holiday is alive and well. After witnessing all the destruction delivered by Hurricane Ian, a story about a 100-year-old Nativity scene saved from being tossed in a dumpster may rekindle that spirit. Seventeen years ago, Ina Lennon, 91, of Venice tried many times to donate a Nativity set that was passed down to her from her father. The Nativity display contained a complete Nativity scene plus a beautiful angel. Sadly, it was in need of repair. It was covered in mold because there had been a ”ood in our basement in Illinois, so the humidity turned the statues black,Ž Lennon said. For many years, the Nativity display was featured in the front window of the National Bank of Joliet, Illinois. When Lennon was 18, her father got her a job as a bookkeeper at the bank. Her father, Frederick Vincent Shelly, was in charge of maintenance at the bank and stored away all Christmas items each year. I dont know exactly why one year they decided to throw away the Nativity scene and replace it with a Christmas tree, but my father just couldnt see it being destroyed,Ž Lennon said. He brought it home to their house in Illinois, and it stayed in their attic until he passed away. After her children were grown, Lennon moved to Venice, bringing the Nativity set with her. But realizing she had little space for it because it took up three large tubs, she then tried “rst donating it to the Englewood Art Center. But they didnt want it. She approached several art dealers in Sarasota and even a restoration center but with no luck. This was unusual because each of the pieces are numbered and have a stamp on the base. They were made in Germany but even with research, Lennon could not “nd any other set like it to prove its value. The set was in the bank for at least 40 years and stored in her garage for many more. In 2005, she brought the three tubs of “gures to the Venice Art Center. At “rst, they didnt want it and told her to leave it with them, but they couldnt promise her anything. Volunteering that day was Tonya Sauppe, a Venice artist who stumbled on the three tubs and their contents blackened by mold and years of neglect. Sauppe said she liked lost causes and was going to see what she could do with all those long-neglected Nativity pieces. The art center was free of that burden but Sauppe was so immersed with volunteering at the center, that the Nativity was neglected yet again for several more years. This year, Sauppe had a garage sale at her home where she uncovered the Nativity set. Thinking that a Nativity display would be the perfect item to brighten up the holidays with everything that has happened, Sauppe decided to clean it up. She had no idea who donated it but knew she had had it in her garage for a long time. When she opened the box, to her surprise, she found a note on pink stationery dated 2005. Someday when you get these cleaned up, invite me over to see the end product,Ž signed, Ina Lennon, with a phone number. Sauppe called, wondering if the number was still good and if the lady were still alive. She was, indeed. Lennons daughter, Cheryl Dunn, answered the phone and said her mother was well and would love to “nd out what happened to the longlost Nativity. Sauppe still had some work to do on the set but they made a date for her to visit and see if the Nativity display looked anything like it did more than 73 years ago. When Ina Lennon and her daughter entered Sauppes house, they were amazed. Sauppe loves Christmas and said that her homeowner association was having a Christmas house tour and the Nativity set would be prominently displayed for the tour. Sauppe has about 12 Christmas trees on display with the Nativity set as the centerpiece on the piano. Mother and daughter could not believe the condition of the Nativity set. Each piece had been hand Saving a 100-year-old Nativity sceneNobody wanted it for decades „ until Tonya Sauppe came along PHOTO BY SUSAN CAIRO Tonya Sauppe restored the 100-year-old Nativity seen in the foreground. The Nativity was saved for more than 60 years by Ina Le nnon, 91, at right. The set had been used as a Christmas display at a bank in Illinois for some 40 years. PHOTO BY SUSAN CAIRO Ina Lennon, 91, beams with joy at the salvation of a Nativity her father brought home from the Illinois bank where he worked some 70 years ago. 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PAGE 2B Saturday, December 10, 2022 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com By MICHAEL ORDOÑALOS ANGELES TIMESThe news is bad. The world feels too hot or too cold. And maybe the midterm elections didnt go your way. Its going to be OK. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,Ž which has been nominated for an Oscar, is the tonic we all need. SweetŽ makes it sound too simple; theres a genuine positive vibe to the animated feature, but it also treats its tiny, tiny stop-motion subjects „ shells,Ž not snails, by the way „ with tender sincerity. Theres a story in the fake documentary (director and co-writer Dean Fleischer Camp tellingly dislikes the term mockumentaryŽ) but the “lm isnt plot-driven. Theres plenty of struggle for the titular, striving shell, but theres no antagonist. Some of my favorite movies have no antagonist,Ž notes Camp. Isnt the inside of ones own mind enough of an adversary?Ž asks co-writer and star Jenny Slate, the Saturday Night LiveŽ and ZootopiaŽ alum, as both laugh. Young Marcel (Slate) and his grandmother, Nana Connie (Isabella Rossellini, perfectly cast), are the only ones left since a calamity took the rest of their family away. Human documentary “lmmaker Dean (played by Camp, heard in constant conversation with Marcel but mostly unseen) has moved into the house for humans and is shooting interviews with Marcel. Through their burgeoning friendship, a possibility arises to “nd Marcels family. But really, the “lm is an extended hangout with the exceedingly pleasant little person as he shows us around his inventive adaptations to his world and muses about life. As Slate puts it, All of the daily glories and pains of being an individual in your environment.Ž RESPECT AND DIGNITY Camp says, Our main mission statement was that we wanted to tell a real, as authentic as possible, documentary portrait of a character who just happens to not be real. I wanted to extend him the same respect and dignity you would to any documentary subject.Ž Slate and Camp, when they were romantic partners, were bunking with others at a wedding around 2010. The minute, matter-of-fact voice that would become Marcel emerged from Slate in a running commentary on the messiness of the shared room. Later, when Camp was to animate a short for a friends project, he asked Slate if he could interview that character for it „ and an adorable star was born. The “rst time it screened, it was Brooklyn in 2011: an armscrossed, judgmental art crowd, art-comedy crowd,Ž says the director. The fact that they were warmed over felt like, This character really connects and accesses something important.  Indeed, Marcel can be disarming to even the hardesthearted. Perhaps its because, despite having no arms, hes like a darling Robinson Crusoe in the gigantic wilderness of a humans house. Hes a little guy who is just trying to make it in a world that wasnt made for him,Ž Camp says. And we all sort of relate to that [“rst] as children. And the art form of stop-motion animation is so fallible and human. You see the “ngerprints and the glue, especially with puppets this small. You get all these mistakes and this herky-jerky motion that seems to me very vulnerable.Ž The character was eventually featured in three shorts that have had tens of millions of views on YouTube and in two childrens books before the movie. Slate says Marcel took o on his own „ the improv just kept going and growing: He never seemed like [just] a vehicle for one-liners. We went with what was natural. The “lm has many themes; its concerned with a lot. But the reason why the story can exist at all is because the two characters that are always in conversation „ the character of Dean and the character of Marcel „ they have an unlikely but really functional companionship. It felt real to us. And we ourselves, we have had a companionship for a long time. Weve known each other for a long time, and this is using it in a dierent way.Ž They also credit their cowriter, Nick Paley (He always says the best stu,Ž says Slate) with helping them understand why Marcel lands with so many people. As Camp relates, Paley said of one scene, This is the kind of truth that keeps people company.ŽChase away the bluesA shell of a character is all you need A24The gentle, lovely Marcel the Shell with Shoes OnŽ is one of the animated features in contention for an Oscar this year. GETTY IMAGESFrom left, Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer, Elisabeth Holm and Nick Paley attend the premiere of Marcel the Shell with Shoes OnŽ at the Whitby Hotel on June 18 in New York.washed to remove the mold, then repaired with plaster of Paris. She then hand-painted each piece and decorated certain ones with jeweled stones. Gold glaze had been applied to make them sparkle. The centerpiece angel was hung in the air and the wings had a banner that said, Gloria Excelsis Deo.Ž Sauppe said she typed the saying and paper mâchéd it to the banner, then painted over it so that it appeared aged. She told them how she painstakingly painted each of the faces of the “gures. As she was painting them, each “gure came alive to her and she knew she had to “nish the display repair in time to show Lennon and her daughter before Christmas. The camels head had come o and she had to “gure out a way to get it back on. That took many patient attempts. Straw had to be removed from several pieces that had been used in the original manger and stubbornly stuck to the pieces. When Lennon saw the Nativity, she said that it took more than 70 years, but that her father knew some day this Nativity set would be back on display for everyone to enjoy. Later, Lennon and her daughter sat down with Sauppe and shared stories of the holidays at the bank where she and her father worked. The Friday after Thanksgiving was the day we put together the Nativity display,Ž Lennon said. After it was set up in the window, all of the employees sat down, had drinks and food and just had a good time When Lennon was asked why she tried so many times to save the Nativity display after so many people turned her down, she said: For the hell of it. I just wouldnt let it go,Ž the 91-year old said. Both Lennon and her daughter live in Venice and still have a number of antique items that her father collected and have to be re“nished, but nothing as beautiful as the Nativity.SAVINGFROM PAGE 1B PHOTO BY SUSAN CAIRO Carefully restored by Tonya Sauppe, this Nativity was used by a bank in Illinois and then cast aside for decades before being restored by Tonya Sauppe of Venice. PHOTO BY SUSAN CAIRO Welcome to Christmas 2022 at the home of Lou and Tonya Sauppe at Sawgrass. Tonya made all the wreaths and decorated eight trees. PHOTO PROVIDED Lou and Tonya Sauppe decorated their entire home for the holidays. 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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, December 10, 2022 PAGE 3B By MARK KENNEDYAP ENTERTAINMENT WRITERNEW YORK „ If youve ever had trouble solving a Rubiks Cube, a good piece of advice is to break it down into steps. Its worth a shot: That advice is from the man who invented it. Problem solving is a very basic activity of the human mind and if a problem is complex you need to divide the problem into smaller elements,Ž says Erno Rubik, who invented the cube in 1974. Rubik has seen his color-matching puzzle go from a classroom teaching tool in Cold War-era Hungary to a worldwide phenomenon with over 450 million cubes sold and a mini-empire of related toys. For me, the cube represents what freedom means. Freedom is never endless,Ž he said during a recent visit to New York. It lets you do what is necessary to achieve your goal.Ž 43 QUINTILLION POSSIBILITIES The original 3x3 Rubiks has more than 43 quintillion „ thats more than 43,000,000,000,000,000,000 „ possible con“gurations, but the principles behind the cube have been refashioned for 2x2, 4x4 and 5x5 cubes, a board game called Rubiks Race, a pyramid, a tower and a Christmas tree, among others. It even made the transition to electronic media with Rubiks Revolution and Rubiks Touch. Spin Master acquired the brand in 2021. Their latest brainteaser is called the Phantom, which takes the 3x3 original cube and adds a memory test: Using thermochromic technology, the multi-color tiles revert to black unless the heat of the users hand keeps them visible. The principle of the cube is not limited,Ž says Rubik. The complexity of the task is to stimulate our mind and it makes it a much more enjoyable activity.Ž The goal of all Rubik puzzles is to start with some randomized and shued messy con“guration and, by rotating faces or parts, transform each side into a single color or a pattern of colors. 20 MOVES Practiced cube-solvers can complete the Rubiks Cube in a matter of seconds, with the current world-record holder solving a cube in 3.47 seconds. There are also records at the World Cube Association for fastest solving while wearing a blindfold or using one hand. It took 36 years after the invention of the toy for anyone to come up with an answer for the minimum number of moves to solve it. In 2010, a group of mathematicians and computer programmers proved that any Rubiks Cube can be solved in 20 moves. Rubik was a budding artist who hoped to become a sculptor or a painter before he studied architecture, which he argues is art with a function: Architecture is changing the environment according to our needs.Ž He got a degree in architecture at Budapest University of Technology and became a teacher in the interior design department at the Academy of Applied Arts and Crafts in Budapest. Rubik regularly used physical models and materials to teach concepts in construction and design. As our body needs some kind of exercises, the brain needs that kind of exercise as well,Ž he says. Thus was born an elegant teaching tool he named The Magic Cube.Ž I tried to make it as simple as possible because I thought the task itself is complicated enough,Ž he says. You dont need to complicate anymore.Ž The puzzle „ which uses rounded elements for the center core „ is easy to use, but also hard enough to solve that more than one cuber has thrown it across a room in frustration. One of the main keys of the cube is the contradiction between complexity and simplicity,Ž Rubik says. Ž The brain-bending elegance of the Rubiks Cube is part of the reason it has endured, while other faddish toys and games „ Tamagotchi or Shopkins, anyone? „ have not. In 2014, it landed in the National Toy Hall of Fame, joining such childhood classics as Barbie, Hit Wheels, G.I. Joe and the hula hoop. The hall noted that the cube has caused its own medical condition, known as cubes thumbŽ or Rubiks wrist.Ž The cube has also show up in TV shows and movies from The SimpsonsŽ to The Pursuit of Happyness.Ž Rubik recalls the early days when some people were convinced the cube was impossible to solve. He knew it could be done and was asked to prove it. I tried to explain and show people it is possible and if something is possible for me, you can do it yourself,Ž he says. Its a very nice proof of the power of science.Ž Mind behind Rubiks Cube celebrates lasting puzzleCreated as a teaching tool in 1974 AP FILE/MARTIN MEISSNERRubik has seen his color-matching puzzle go from a classroom teaching tool in Cold War-era Hungary to a worldwide phenomenon with over 450 million cubes sold and a mini-empire of related toys.Problem solving is a very basic activity of the human mind and if a problem is complex you need to divide the problem into smaller elements.ŽErn RubikRUBIK Featured EventsSIGNATUREGATHERING EVENT FOR VENICE LDR REPEAL VENICE ISLAND Venice Unites, a group of voters concerned about protecting Venices historic charm and property values, will be answering questions and collecting signatures from Venice voters who would like City Council to reconsider the new Land Development Regulations (LDRs). Stop by and sign the petition. When: 10-5 on Saturday, Dec. 17. Where: William Jervey, Jr, Venice Public Library, 300 Nokomis Avenue South, Venice. LIVE FOR TODAY. PLAN FOR TOMORROW. Englewood Bank & Trusts upcoming estateand investment-planning seminars at 10 a.m.: Estate Planning 101, Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Venice Area Beautification, Inc. (VABI); Investments: Stocks, Bonds and ETFs, Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Venice branch; Becoming a Floridian, Thursday, Dec. 15 at Englewood Chamber. The seminars are free and open to the public. Register at any branch, at www. englewoodbank.com, or by contacting Kerry Hunter at 941-473-3629. VENICE OLDIES DANCE Welcome back to SWFLs best dance for the 60+ crowd! Singer/Host Kim Jenkins will be joined by MEMORIES! Dance to 60s thru 80s music on the areas biggest dance floor! Reserved seating, covered tables of 8. BYO food and drink, coolers are welcome, free ice & parking! Date: December 17, 2022. Time: 6:30 p.m. Tickets $20. Tickets online only: KimJenkinsMusic.com or visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/5652623. Must be 21. How to list a Featured EventTo have your event listed in our Featured EventsŽ box, send your wording and your contact information to Calendar@YourSun.com at least two business days before you want it published or call 941-206-1212 for more information. The cost is $18 for one day or $14/day for multiple days and can have no more than 75 words.PAID ADVERTISEMENTS adno=3870873-1

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PAGE 4B Saturday, December 10, 2022 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com Religion CONTACT US religion@venicegondolier.com SUN NEWSPAPERS One of the life-changing facts that we learn from the Bible is that the God of all creation Himself values us immensely. From the very beginning of the Bible, Genesis 1:27, we are told that God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.Ž Out of all of creation, only humans were made in His image. Additionally, mankind was the only part of creation about which the Trinity (the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit) conferred. In verse 26, God said, Let us make man in our image, in our likeness.Ž Obviously, no one made in the image of God can be worthless. God values you. Also signaling our value to God is Jeremiah 1:5. In this verse, God told Jeremiah, Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.Ž God plays no favorites (Romans 2:11), so we know this is a statement about Gods attention to all people, and not an indication of Jeremiahs special importance. God knew you, even before conception, and formulated a plan for your life. Finally, in John 3:16, Jesus himself says, For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.Ž Two words in this passage point directly to the scope of Gods love. The “rst is world.Ž God loves the whole world, not just parts of it. Every people group, not just certain ones. And not a single individual is unloved by Him. The second word is whoever.Ž God does not pick and choose who will be saved. When Jesus died on the cross, He paid the sin debt for anyone who would believe and follow Him. That was Gods plan all along. It is not His desire that anyone should go to hell, but that everyone would repent of their sin, and trust Jesus as Savior and Lord. (2 Peter 3:9) You are so valuable to God that Jesus was willing to die for you. Will you choose to live for Him? Mark Nickles is a pastor in Northeastern Oklahoma. Read more at Faithwriters.com.Remember, we are made in His imageCOMMENTARY COMMENTARY MARK NICKLESGuest Religion Columnist There is nothing quite like snow and ice on the holly bush. I was just in the Paci“c Northwest for a family event when it snowed unexpectedly. I looked up to my sons window and saw this bush. It felt so Christmasy to me. There is a well-known Christmas carol about holly and ivy. One line states that The holly bears a berry/As red as any blood/And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ/ To do poor sinners good.Ž Interestingly, according to ancient traditions, a hollys pointed leaves symbolize the crown of thorns placed on Jesus head before he died on the cross. No wonder I love the plant so much, especially at this time of year. Where can you “nd Christ in Christmas this year? Perhaps in the bright lights and candles, reminding us that Jesus is the light of the world. Maybe in the carols being sung that celebrate His birth. Whatever you do, please do “nd Christ in this amazing season. There is another reason that the snowcovered holly captured my imagination. There have been many Christmases in my life when all was not merry. Seeing the snow and ice on the holly made me think of those times. My heart in those years was just as frosty and cold as the white stu clinging to those branches.This Christmas, where do you see Christ? PHOTO PROVIDED STAFF REPORTVENICE „ Jim Foubister, of One Christ…Won City,Ž will be asking the Harvest Chapel congregation Sunday morning to consider leaving a legacy. Foubister has authored a devotional book on the subject entitled, LEGACY 31.Ž Every person attending will receive a book free and a challenge to glorify Jesus as the Son of God and to share their faith with future loved ones. The service will begin at 10 a.m., and the public is invited to attend. Harvest Chapel is located at 101 Cortina Blvd. at Center Road in Venice.Free books to be given at church presentation FOUBISTER By SUE ERWINSTAFF WRITERNORTH PORT „ The chance to purchase made-from-scratch Ukrainian food for your holiday dinners is happening soon. St. Marys Ukrainian Catholic Church in North Port is hosting its annual Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 16 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 17. Its going to be all indoors this year,Ž said Pat Zalisko, an organizer and spokesperson for Ukrainian National Womens League of America Branch 56 in North Port. This way, weather wont be a factor.Ž There will be food, handmade crafts, clothing and other art created by members of several dierent Ukrainian communities in the area. Our group is making angels to sell as a fundraiser,Ž Zalisko said. They are about 10 to 12 inches tall and would make great tree-toppers. Theyre really very pretty.Ž Proceeds will go toward purchasing hand-held ultrasound machines for doctors in Ukraine. A few of the ladies in our club have family members who are doctors there, and there is a Ever taste Ukrainian food?Church is hosting its annual bazaar, Dec. 16, 17 GONDOLIER PHOTO BY MONICA AMAYATraditional Ukrainian food will be for sale on Dec. 16 and Dec. 17 at St. Marys Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1078 N. Biscayne Drive, North Port. GONDOLIER FILE PHOTO LAUREN COFFEY People examine a photo being sold at the Christmas Bazaar at St. Marys Ukrainian Catholic Church in December of 2016. 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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, December 10, 2022 PAGE 5B PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on pages 7B-10B SOLUTION TO TODAY'S 7 LITTLE WORDS SOLUTION TO TODAY'S JUMBLE SOLUTION TO TODAY'S CRYPTOQUIP SOLUTION TO TODAY'S KENKEN SOLUTION TO TODAY'S CHALLENGER SOLUTION TO TODAY'S SUDOKU SOLUTION TO TODAY'S CROSSWORDQ 1 Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold: A J 10 8 7 Q 5 4 Q 10 9 6 4Partner opens 1H and right-hand opponent passes. What call would you make? A When partner opens 1H hand you have both a spade suit and a heart fit, you should not bid 1S unless the hand is good enough to jump to 3H next. We think this is. Bid 1S. Q 2 North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold: K Q 10 A A J 10 7 A 10 7 6 5Right-hand opponent opens 1S. What call would you make? A There are options, but we like a takeout double followed by a no trump bid should partner bid hearts. Q 3 East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold: 9 6 Q 8 2 K 8 7 5 3 K 8 4Partner opens 1S and right-hand opponent bids 2C. What call would you make? A Nothing is perfect, but we like a negative double. Should partner bid hearts, pass. Q 4 Both vulnerable, as South, you hold: K Q 7 K 8 5 J 9 7 6 A 5 3 WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH 1NT Pass Pass ?What call would you make? A There is nothing to do. Pass. Q 5 North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold: A Q 10 8 7 6 Q 10 8 6 Void K Q 10Right-hand opponent opens 1D. What call would you make? A Start with 1S. You can double next should the opponents persist in diamonds. Q 6 East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold: A K Q J 6 4 5 A J 9 6 K 5Right-hand opponent opens 1C. What call would you make? A This hand is too good to bid 1S. Double and bid spades at your next turn. (Bob Jones welcomes readers’ responses sent in care of this paper or gorenbridge@aol.com)SOLUTION TO GOREN BRIDGE PHOTO PROVIDEDCo-President Barbara Goggin, Carol Sullivan, Co-President Lois Carcare, Fran Frederick and Emily Sarnecke pose after their December Council of Catholic Women meeting.Council of Catholic Women STAFF REPORTVENICE „ The Christian Womens Fellowship at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church held its annual Christmas Luncheon at Plantation Golf and Country Club on Dec. 6. The event focused on food, fun and fellowship, while raising money for donation to Center of Hope and the Salvation Army. Luncheon guests enjoyed entertainment by the tapping feet of the Showtime Dancers, followed by a sing-a-long of Christmas songs and carols. PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY EDIE HAACKLuncheon guests enjoyed entertainment by the Showtime Dancers. Pictured are, from left, Danette McNelis, Janet Spiegel, Maria Goodwin, choreographer Maria Santagada, Debbie Yowell, Linda Catrambone, Joy Simmonds and Stephanie Kitt. Gretchen Phelan, Janine McCarthy and Teresa Baechtold purchase rae tickets from Elise Logan and Carole La Bate. Proceeds from the sale were donated to Center of Hope and the Salvation Army. Gene Richardson, Jeery Kitt and Archdeacon Michael Kitt were party crashers at the womens luncheon.Christmas fun with Good Shepherddesperate need for more equipment right now,Ž Zalisko said. We want to purchase three devices for doctors working on the front lines.Ž Church members have been busy making pierogi, borsch, stued cabbage rolls and packaged kielbasa „ all will be for sale at the bazaar. There will also be homemade baked goods. People can also stop by the church hall on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to purchase food. The churchs cultural center is at 1078 N. Biscayne Drive, North Port. Email: sue.erwin@yoursun.comBAZAARFROM PAGE 4B FILE PHOTOSeveral attendants examine the homemade jewelry at the St. Marys Ukrainian Catholic Churchs Christmas Bazaar in 2016. The annual event sells jewelry, presents and Ukrainian dishes to help raise money for the church.However, Jesus brought me through those times, melted the snow and ice of my heart and restored me ag ain. In the Song of Solomon it is written: See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come the cooing of doves is heard in our land. (2:11-12) If you are experiencing a frosty Christmas season this year, cling to Jesus. He will bring you through it. He will brush away the ice and snow and restore your joy. Pastor Mary Hendrickson is an ordained ECC minister serving the Covenant Church at Venice Isle Estates.HENDRICKSONFROM PAGE 4B

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PAGE 6B Saturday, December 10, 2022 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com By JEFF LOWENFELSASSOCIATED PRESSHoliday horticulture tends to revolve around the same handful of plants. So if you dont already have any or all of these “ve holiday plants, now is the time to get them: AMARYLLIS These are the easiest and showiest bulbs you can buy, and they produce the largest ”owers you are ever likely to grow. They are usually sold together with pot and soil, and all you need to do is ensure yours is planted so that one-third of the top of the bulb is above the soil line. Keep the plant growing right through summer. Then put yours into a cool, dark location so it goes dormant, to be brought out again next holiday season for ”owering. PAPERWHITES The bulbs of these daodil family members are pre-chilled so they can be planted now and produce ”owers in a month to six weeks. If you “nd them for sale, by all means buy as many as you can. The only caveat is that some family members may object to the unbelievably sweet smell of their blooms. While you can grow these bulbs by siting their bases in just a bit of water, it is best to plant them in a shallow container of soil. They dont need much water and will perform well if given the best light you have. If yours sprouts, you are guaranteed ”owers, at least the “rst year. People usually toss them when they are “nished, as theyre unlikely to ”ower again. POINSETTIAS Poinsettias, of course, are for sale in all manner of venues this time of year. Many of us buy them, keep them for the next few weeks and then toss them. The trick is to keep them alive for the holiday season. This requires “rst bringing the plant home with a minimum exposure to cold air. If you live in a cold climate, consider warming the car before transporting them. Once home, the plants should not be exposed to drafts from doorways or windows. Place them where daytime temperatures are between 65 and 75 Fahrenheit, and with 60 as an ideal night temp. Soak the entire pot whenever the surface turns dry. Let them drain, and keep checking the soil surface for the next dunking. Poinsettias should never sit in water, so if you want to keep the decorative foil that accompanies many of them, poke a hole in it to let water out. CHRISTMAS CACTUS Christmas cactuses, Schlumbergeras, are another great plant that blooms during the mid-winter holidays. They will live for dozens of holiday seasons (some are passed on from one generation to the next) and bloom each year if exposed to shortening days. Rooting cuttings is easy using just a leaf, so it is not uncommon for a clone of the same plant to be in more than one family members home. Christmas cactuses do best in bright light. When it is in bloom, a Christmas cactus should only be watered when the soil is dry. Too much water and the ”owers will drop o, so this is one of those times when too dry is better than too wet. The rest of the year, water by soaking the pot when the surface soil dries out. Next fall, give yours natural light and keep cool, up against a window, and they will bloom again. CHRISTMAS TREES These, too, are their own gardening activity. Make sure your tree is kept in plenty of water and pay the strictest attention to safety rules if you use lights. After Christmas, look for a place that will chip up and recycle your tree.5 plants that say holiday season, and how to care for themSome can last for years AP PHOTOAn Amaryllis in bloom in New Paltz, N.Y. Make sure your amaryllis is planted so that one-third of the bulbs top is above the soil line. AP PHOTO/JULIA RUBINTwo Christmas cactuses sit by a sunny window in a home in Westchester County, N.Y. AP PHOTO/JULIA RUBINPoinsettias on display at a nursery in Larchmont, N.Y. AP PHOTO/JULIA RUBINPaperwhites on display at a nursery in Larchmont, N.Y. AP PHOTO/PAULA ULICHNEYA decorated Christmas tree is watered at a home in Los Angeles. NMLS189223 ITSHERE! E GotoYourSun.comandCLICKonCONTESTS andSELECTtheRentorMortgage Sweepstakesbannerandenter. O a l p l ayer WIN$15,000CASHtoputtoward payingyourrentormortgage in2023 Onelocalwinnerwi l l takeh ome$500ingift cardsfromoursweepstakesprizesponsorsPresentedby SUNNewsMediaEnterthroughTuesday,Dec.13th. NMLS189223 Poweredby EAD,PL an w RTGAG SEA C ERE N R Y A EM adno=3868650-1 BUYYOURTICKETSTODAYONLINEORBYPHONEwww.SunEvents.com€941-207-1038Additionalfeesmayapply.Allsalesnal. February1,2023€7:00PMVENICECOMMUNITYCENTER326NokomisAv eS€Venice,FL 34285 February11,2023€7:00PMCHARLOTTEPERFORMING ARTSCENTER701CarmalitaSt€PuntaGorda,FL33950 7Bridges:TheUltimateEAGLESExperiencetransports youtoanEaglesconcertinawaynootherband can,witheveryshowfeaturingonebrillianthit singleafteranother.7Bridgescombinesincredible musicianship,vocalprecision,andastagepresence thathasgarneredthemnationwideacclaim.DONOTMISSTHIS INCREDIBLEEXPERIENCE! ProudlySponsoredByadno=3871922-1

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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, December 10, 2022 PAGE 7BComics & Puzzles LOS ANGELES TIMES DAILY CROSSWORD EDITED BY RICH NORRIS AND JOYCE LEWIS Rating: GOLD JANRIC CLASSIC SUDOKU NEWSDAY CROSSWORD EDITED BY STANLEY NEWMAN SATURDAY STUMPER MARMADUKE By Brad Anderson By HUNTER BOYCETHE ATLANTA JOURNALCONSTITUTIONFruitcakes are a holiday treat many people love „ and many more, it seems, love to hate. Stale jokes aside, though, the fruitcake has a long history that even predates Christmas itself. Its a food item that has withstood the test of time, played an important role in several cultures and comes with an astonishing sell-by date. And Georgia plays a big part in making the iconic holiday treats. Here are four things you probably dont know about fruitcake:1 IT LASTS LONGER THAN YOU THINK According to Mental Floss, fruitcake has quite the shelf life. The tasty holiday treat can age 25 years and still be enjoyed, as long as its stored in an airtight container. In a 1983 New York Times column, Russell Baker claimed to own an enormous fruitcake once gifted to President George Washington by a relative. After Washington allegedly refused the gift, as it was unseemly for Presidents to accept gifts weighing more than 80 pounds,Ž Bakers relatives allegedly gather each holiday to eat a small portion of the massive cake „ even to this day.2 THE TREAT DATES BACK TO THE ROMANS The origin of the modern fruitcake can be traced back to ancient Rome, Culinary Agents reported. Ancient Romans baked cakes called satura „ fruitcakes great-, great-grandfather „ with pomegranate seeds, pine nuts, raisins, barley mash and honeyed wine. The nutritious and long-lasting treat was sometimes used as a “eld ration for Roman troops. After the fall of Rome, dierent interpretations of the fruitcake began appearing across Italy, Germany and Britain.3 THREE OF THE LARGEST U.S. FRUITCAKE MAKERS ARE IN GEORGIA Founded in 1910, Georgias Claxton Bakery has a rich history of making tasty seasonal treats. In the bakerys “rst year of mass production, sometime around the mid1940s, the company produced 45,000 pounds of fruitcake. The item remains a staple favorite at the iconic eatery. The Trappist monks at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia, have their own long fruitcake tradition. Like most Trappists, the brothers earn their income through sales in their gift store, including their incredibly popular fruitcake. Monks Fruitcakes are made by hand in our monastery kitchen using only the “nest ingredients,Ž the monasterys website said. The result is a moist, Southern-style cake packed with generous portions of pecans, pineapple, raisins, dates and cherries. And, as a “nal crowning touch, Father Augustine ages his cakes with peach brandy and sherry to give them their rich, unforgettable ”avor.Ž The fruitcakes at Roswells Marilyns Gluten Free Gourmet come with a delicious history of their own. Diagnosed with a gluten intolerance in 2007, as reported by The Atlanta JournalConstitution, founder Marilyn Santulli made it her mission to craft tasty gluten-free treats. It all started with an especially crafty gluten-free fruitcake recipe. Now her products are sold throughout regional Whole Foods and Kroger locations, as well as Georgias Piece of Cake, Alons Bakery and Mercier Orchards.4 IT WAS ONCE USED AS SPACE RATIONS While the original fruitcake was used to fuel Romes soldiers on their long campaigns, the modern fruitcake was once used to feed people even further from home. During the 1960s space race, fruitcake was a staple ration oered to astronauts „ including on the Apollo 11 mission „ due to its shelf life, nutrients and the fact that it did not require refrigeration or cooking. According to Collin Street Bakery, the holiday treat even made it onto the Apollo 17 moon mission.4 things you probably dont know about fruitcakeSome might say it is out of this world DREAMSTIMEStale jokes aside, the fruitcake has a long history that even predates Christmas itself.

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PAGE 8B Saturday, December 10, 2022 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com CRANKSHAFT By Tom Batiuk & Chuck Ayers SHOE By Gary Brookins & Susie MacNelly DILBERT By Scott Adams REX MORGAN By Terry Beatty MARY WORTH By Karen Moy and June Brigman BABY BLUES By Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott DOONSBURY By Garry Trudeau Q: My doctor insists that I should get more sleep, but if it feels OK to sleep for just about “ve hours a night, isn't that what my body naturally needs? I am 53 and in pretty good health. „ Steve R., White Plains, New York Sleep is a complicated phenomenon. You may feel like it's just a passive respite from the daily grind, but your body is as active while you sleep as it is while you're awake. Among the various bodily functions that are affected by the lack of suf“cient sleep, there's memory consolidation, abstract thinking and cognition, neuron repair, gut biome health, and immune system strength and resilience. And that doesn't even include what goes on in your bone-building osteoblasts and your lipidand glucose-processing liver when you sleep „ or the disruption of those processes that happens when you don't get enough sleep. How much is enough? Studies indicate that seven hours a night is a good target for folks in their 50s, 60s and 70s. A new study in PLOS Medicine looked at the risk of multiple serious health conditions that are associated with sleep duration. Data on more than 10,000 people covering 25 years reveals that folks in their 50s who get “ve or less hours of sleep a night are at a 20% greater risk of developing a chronic condition in the short term and 40% more likely to be diagnosed with two or more chronic diseases over 25 years. Sleeping less than “ve hours or more than nine at age 60 aMy suggestion for you: Ask your doctor for a referral to a sleep clinic; turn off all digital devices two hours before bedtime; sleep in a dark, cool, quiet room. Q: Since the pandemic, my doctor has had me do at-home testing regularly for cholesterol and once for Lyme disease. Is it a good idea or should I insist on going into the of“ce and having tests done there? „ Fran D., Wheeling, West Virginia More and more doctors are using at-home tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration to check for everything from cholesterol and Lyme disease to allergies, colon cancer and even sleep apnea. A recent National Poll of Healthy Aging found that about 80% of older adults were open to using at home testing and, overall, 32% of folks ages 50 to 80 have used an at home COVID-19 test; 17% have done at-home DNA screening, 6% have screened for cancer, 4% for an infection other than COVID-19, and 10% for some other kind of condition. So, it looks like at-home testing is going to stick around, just like telehealth visits are used more and more since they were a pandemic necessity. Some of these tests require you to send a blood sample to a lab; others, like those for blood glucose levels, pregnancy or blood pressure, give you immediate results. The FDA supports their appropriate use and says they can help "detect possible health conditions when you have no symptoms, so that you can get early treatment and lower your chance of developing later complications." That said, while they may be more and more available, if you aren't comfortable using them, tell your doctor, and arrange for an of“ce visit. Remember it's your body, your health, your choice. You are the customer! Discussing the right amount of sleep after 50 DEAR HELOISE: My wife and I have been reading your column for decades in the (Manchester) New Hampshire Union Leader. (Thank you for all the helpful hints.) I took particular interest in the letters you recently published regarding folks who feel they've been "ripped off" by auto mechanics and their shops. Please do not "paint" all auto technicians (mechanics) with such a broad brush. In response, I proffer the following: I “rmly believe that most auto technicians and their shops are honest, but properly diagnosing a problem, and performing the necessary repairs, are nowhere near as simple as it may sound on the surface. An armchair diagnostician may believe it is as simple as saying, "OK, we have symptoms A and B; therefore, the solution must be C." If only it was that simple! So, what is a motorist to do? Back in 1972, an organization called the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (NIASE) was formed for the purpose of providing a means of testing and certifying auto technicians, and eventually their respective shops. (It is now known as simply "ASE.") The intent then, and still now, was to test and certify auto techs in various disciplines of vehicle repair/maintenance to prove their knowledge and competence. Technicians must re-certify every “ve years, and the exams are certainly not easy „ nor should they be. The idea is that this would also further professionalism, integrity and honesty within that career “eld. Not only is this working, but many shops have attained certi“cation as a "Blue Seal" shop, meaning they employ a certain percentage of ASE-certi“ed technicians. So-called "Blue Seal" shops can, and many do, display the "ASE Blue Seal" gear logo on their signs to indicate this. Please look for it. „ Bob Le Breux, via email DEAR HELOISE: Regarding an easier way to check smoke alarms, there are apps you can get that will test your smoke alarm and tell you the battery life. We use Nest. Check it out. „ Marcie Miner, via emailMost auto repair shops, technicians are honest HINTS FROM HELOISEAdvice Columnist Fridays Challenger Answers CHALLENGER FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE By Lynn Johnston PICKLES By Brian Crane B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart DR. ROIZENAdvice Columnist

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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, December 10, 2022 PAGE 9B DEAR ABBY: I'm a high school junior in a predicament. Early in my sophomore year, during a school trip, I developed strong feelings for a girl named "Joelle." She's a grade ahead of me, meaning I don't see her often or have many chances to talk to her during school except for the occasional chance meeting. Because of our lack of contact, I thought my feelings were subsiding, so I started a relationship with another girl, "Amber." However, shortly after beginning this new relationship, I had a long conversation with Joelle and quickly realized I'm in love with her. While I still have feelings for Amber, it crushes me not to be with Joelle. To make matters worse, if I end things with Amber, there's no guarantee Joelle would give me a chance „ she's bisexual and she's close friends with Amber. I don't want to throw away my relationship with Amber over what may amount to a pipe dream, but I really am in love with Joelle. Please help. „ Jumbled Heart in San Francisco DEAR JUMBLED: Amber deserves better than to be involved with a guy who is in love with someone else. Because Joelle is not only "primarily" lesbian but also close friends with Amber, do not pin your hopes on anything but friendship with her. Ever. You have two more years of high school ahead of you. During that time, you are going to meet other attractive young women who will return your feelings. These two aren't that. DEAR ABBY: My daughter is being married in a month. Her “ance is Canadian. We have reserved a block of rooms for guests who are coming from afar. I understand the importance of the groom's mom being here for the ceremony, so when I was told she couldn't afford the hotel, I offered to pay for her room for the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday so she could be here. My daughter now says his mother is asking for Sunday night, too. I replied that she could reserve it and pay for it herself or request a late checkout on Sunday. I don't have room for her to stay in my home, and I think I am generous to be paying for her hotel stay in the “rst place, let alone three nights. Is the bride's family obligated to pay for this? „ Asking For Too Much DEAR ASKING: Are you obligated? Certainly not. It is presumptuous for the groom's mother to expect that you would. If she's unable to pay for the extended accommodations, her son should step up to the plate. DEAR ABBY: I've been married 25 years. My husband just took up golf and working out at the club. He takes his wedding ring off for both activities, and then he sometimes forgets to put it back on. When we are heading out for dinner or an event, I ask, "Where's your ring?" He then runs back into the house to put it on. What do you make of this? „ Perplexed in Illinois DEAR PERPLEXED: Depending upon your husband's workout, it's possible that the wedding ring could get in the way or be scratched. It may also interfere with his swing while he's playing golf. It is also possible that he doesn't like wearing a wedding ring. What I make of this is of less importance than what the two of you make of it. It's time for a calm, honest discussion.Teenager feels caught between their two crushes DEAR ABBYAdvice Columnist KEN KEN THE LOGIC PUZZLE THAT MAKES YOU SMARTER GOREN BRIDGE WITH BOB JONES PREVIOUS ANSWERS PEARLS BEFORE SWINE THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker and Johnny Hart MUTTS By Patrick McDonnell HAGAR THE HORRIBLE MARVIN By Tom Armstrong GARFIELD BEETLE BAILEY By Mort Walker HI AND LOIS By Brian and Greg Walker BORN LOSER PEANUTS By Charles Schulz BLONDIE By Dean Young and John Marshall Weekly bridge quiz

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PAGE 10B Saturday, December 10, 2022 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com JUMBLE CRYPTOQUIP WORD SLEUTH ARIES though sometimes it's one “nd the courage to try TAURUS GEMINI The situation changes You'll return to something CANCER History only teaches you LEO VIRGO necessarily mean they are LIBRA SCORPIO you'll “nd something to SAGITTARIUS on the mundane and then CAPRICORN AQUARIUS PISCES TODAY'S BIRTHDAY Your social stars are Your story takes a glam HOROSCOPE WHATZIT? TODAYS CROSSWORD PUZZLE WANT MORE PUZZLES? MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM By Mike Peters MALLARD FILLMORE By Bruce Tinsley ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman WORDY GURDY By Tricky Ricky Kane Solution: 7 LITTLE WORDS

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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, December 10, 2022 PAGE 13B Get SMART About your Job Hunt If your objective is to find a new job, goal-setting is a great way to get there. However, not just any old goals will do the trick.The well-known management consultant Peter Drucker taught that without planning, any action will fail. To help managers plan, he created what has become known as SMART goals. While he was developing management theory, it applies just as well to job hunting.WHAT ARE SMART GOALS?The acronym sets forth the characteristics that make goals successful. The AŽ and the RŽ has varied a bit, but a generally accepted definition is: S-Specific M-Measurable A-Achievable R-Realistic/Relevant T-Time-boundSETTING SMART JOB-HUNTING GOALSCreating SMART goals takes a little more thinking about what you want to achieve. Start by making a list of what you want to accomplish. Maybe you want to learn better cover-writing skills, update your professional skills, contact potential references or send out job applications. Those can all form the foundation for your SMART goals, but they are only the first step. Lets take update professional skillsŽ as an example. Thats a great general goal, but not a SMART goal. Getting specific. Think about how to make your goal quantifiable. Narrow the goal to be more specific, to deal with only one thing at a time. For example: Learn how to use the payroll functions of the QuickBooks accounting program.Ž Measuring your goal. How will you know if youve accomplished your goal? What will success look like? Build the answers to those questions into your goals. For example: Pass an online course in QuickBooks payroll functions by at least 85%.Ž Making the goal achievable. This is the opportunity to take time to figure out the barriers to achieving your goals and how you can overcome them. The more realistic your goals are, the more likely you are to continue working toward them. For example: Pass an online course in QuickBooks payroll functions by at least 85% by spending at 30 minutes twice a week taking the course.Ž Making the goal relevant or realistic. One of the key questions you want to ask yourself is whether the goal will help you achieve your over-arching objective. In our example, the goal is a relevant one if you are pursuing a job that requires accounting skills. However, if you are going after careers that dont typically involve accounting, this isnt a skill that is going to be relevant or realistic, even if you might enjoy learning it. Likewise, if you want to be an auditor or accounts receivable clerk, for example, learning payroll might not be as relevant as learning a different module. Setting a time schedule. Goals can be shortor longterm. Determine the time frame you need to accomplish the goal and build that into the goal itself. For example: Pass an online course in QuickBooks payroll functions in the next two months by at least 85% by spending at least 30 minutes twice a week taking the course.Ž Once you have done this with all your job-hunting goals, you have built a road map to successfully landing a new job.© ADOBE STOCK Join the Missionto KeepFlorida Communities Safe ! " " " ! ! ! # $ " % # & ' ( " ) & * + ! ! , $ . / 0 ! 1 2 ! 3 % / / / # $ " " " FloridaCivilCommitmentCenter13619SEHwy70,ArcadiaFL34266(863)491-4800 Weprovideevidence basedForensic Treatment.adno=3871388-1 adno=3871786-1 CHARLOTTECOUNTYATTORNEY`SOFFICECharlotteCountyAttorney'sOfceiscommittedto theorganization'smissionofdeliveringexceptional service.Weareseekinganexperiencedandmotivated ParalegalorLegalAssistanttojoinourteamof dedicatedprofessionalswhostrivetopreserveand enrichourcommunity'squalityoflife.Thepositionwill beresponsibleforsupportingandassistingAttorneysin servicetovariousCountydepartments.PARALEGAL: IdealcandidatewillbecredentialedasaFlorida CertiedParalegal(FCP)oraFloridaRegistered Paralegal(FRP)withaminimumofthree(3) yearsrelevantexperience.Litigationexperience aplus. LEGALASSISTANT: Atleastve(5)yearsofappliedexperienceina legalofcesettingandpossessademonstrated desiretoadvancecareer.Paywilldependon qualications.Applicationandbene“tinformationcanbefoundat www.governmentjobs.com/careers/charlottecounty”

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PAGE 14B Saturday, December 10, 2022 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com NOWHIRINGHVACSERVICETECHNICIANSScanthecodebelowtodiscovercareersinMECHANICAL€ELECTRICAL€PLUMBING€SERVICE b b a a n n d d i i o o r r i i d d a a .c c o o m m / / c c a a r r e e e e r r s s C C o o n n t t a a c c t t o o u u r r o o f f c c e e s s : : orvisitFortMyers 239.332.4646 Sarasota 941.727.3437 Tampa 813.628.4646 UPTO$5000SIGN-ONBONUS!**BonusexclusivelyforHVACServiceTechnicians CNA/HHAsneededforimmediateplacementinVenice, Englewood,NorthPort,PortCharlotteandArcadiaActive&NewCasesbasedonnewcontract. €Payingupto$20/hrforshortvisits! €RetentionBonuses&GasCards!Calltoday,worktomorrow.941-480-0880or941-764-0880www.AllStatHomeHealth.comAllStathasbeeninbusinesssince1986andwecurrentlyprovide servicein7counties. adno=3870059-1 $300Sign onBonus adno=3872411-1 Employment SERVICES LOOKING FOR A NEW CAREER?PROFESSIONAL RESUMESA PHONE CALL... CAN DO IT ALL!CHARLOTTE & SARASOTA CO. 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JACOBSONSTATE VETERANS HOMEExcellent Benefits, Paid Leave & Much More!CNA, LPN, RN NEW RATES Dietary Aide and Dietary Cook … NEW RATES Staffing Coordinator RN Supervisor RN Risk Manager Medical Records ALL POSITIONS HAVE NEW RATES 941-613-0919 X 2006 Alicia Online:https://jobs.myflorida.com/ WELLPATH RECOVERY SOLUTIONSNOW HIRING: €Custody Technicians starting pay $15 €Residential Treatment Asst. starting pay $16 €Custody Officer starting pay $21 SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL €Nurses LPN per -diem RN €Food Service Manager €Chaplain To apply, please visit wellpathcare.com/careers/ and search Arcadia. Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! SKILLED TRADES HVAC SERVICE TECHNICIANS, UP TO $5,000. SIGN-ON BONUS!**Bonus exclusively for HVAC Service Tehnicians Employee Owned Since 1960 Great Place to Work! ALSO NEEDED: MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING & SERVICE POSITIONS Contact Our Offices: Fort Myers:239-332-4646Sarasota: 941-727-7437 Tampa: 813-628-4646 or Visit: bandiflorida.com/ careers Employee Owned Since 1960 Great Place to Work! Certified APR 2022APR 2023 USA WESTCOAST ELECTRIC SERVICES A large Commercial Contractor is NOW HIRING COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL HELPERS & ELECTRICIANS WE OFFER: € Apprenticeship program € Great Benefits € Competitive Pay Please Submit resume to: Jenny@westcoastelectricfl.com or Call 941-429-4900 CLASSIFIEDS SUNTo Place Your Ad, Call 866-463-1638 GENERAL CARRIERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY The Venice Gondolier Sun is now taking applications for carriers in Venice and surrounding areas. Must have dependable vehicle, a valid Florida Drivers License and proof of insurance. APPLY IN PERSON: 200 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 No Phone Calls Please. CLASSIFIEDS SUNTo Place Your Ad, Call GENERAL ENTRY LEVEL POSITION FOR PRINTING AT THE VENICE GONDOLIER This full-time position includes the opportunity to learn the printing process from the entry level position and advance in a progressive environment. In this position you will assist in the creation of various well known newspapers and other related products on our Press. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES€Remove product from the end of the printing press or finishing machine. €Move skids of product with a hand jack Comply with all quality, safety and work rules and regulations.€Day and Evening shifts available. 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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, December 10, 2022 PAGE 15B PROPERTY TRANSFERSSOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY TRANSFERSCOURTESY OF VENICE AREA BOARD OF REALTORS ML# ADDRESS BE FB HB YEAR BUILT SW SUBDIV COMMUNITY NAME PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS SP / SQFT SP / LP CLOSE DATE CLOSE PRICE POO L T/F N6122567 791 BAVENO DR 2 2 0 1977 Venice Isle Mobile Home Cash $168.05 0.85 11/30/2022 $182,000 FALSE A4551149 58 PORT DR 2 1 1 1968 Harbor Lights Manufactured Home Cash $179.61 0.97 12/2/2022 $185,000 FALSE N6123224 235 DUCHESS AVE 2 2 0 1986 Kings Gate Club Manufactured Home Cash $116 0.95 11/28/2022 $190,000 FALSE D6127761 1211 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #21 2 2 0 1982 Capri Isles Condominium Cash $206.67 1.07 11/30/2022 $192,000 FALSE N6123512 928 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #132 2 2 0 1988 Golfview Condominium Cash $246.05 1 11/28/2022 $249,000 FALSE N6123867 509 W VENICE AVE #102 2 1 0 1969 Manor House Condominium Cash $349.16 0.84 11/30/2022 $250,000 FALSE N6123137 211 RUBENS DR #G 2 2 0 1984 Sorrento Park Condominium Cash $193.80 1 11/30/2022 $250,000 FALSE N6121717 192 CASTLE DR 2 2 0 1987 Kings Gate Club Manufactured Home Cash $177.95 1 11/28/2022 $255,000 FALSE T3405008 232 OBERLIN RD 2 2 0 1980 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash $244.97 0.94 11/30/2022 $268,000 FALSE N6123280 669 ALLIGATOR DR 2 2 0 1974 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash $288.80 0.94 11/28/2022 $281,000 FALSE N6123453 433 GLEN OAK RD 2 2 0 1965 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence Conventional $243.40 0.95 11/29/2022 $295,000 FALSE T3380591 1 CRANE RD 3 2 0 1961 South Venice Single Family Residence FHA $213.45 0.96 11/30/2022 $315,900 FALSE N6121692 4228 VICENZA DR #C 3 2 0 2005 Casa Di Amici Condominium Cash $230.66 1 12/2/2022 $319,000 FALSE N6123886 1401 LAKESIDE DR 2 2 0 1974 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence Cash $211.11 1.08 11/30/2022 $323,000 TRUE A4551762 891 NORWALK DR #102 2 2 0 2006 S. Preserve At Waterside Village Condominium Cash $280.61 1 11/30/2022 $330,000 FALSE J955125 3760 CADBURY CIR #25 3 2 0 2006 Woodmere At Jacaranda Villa Cash $203.96 1 11/30/2022 $340,000 FALSE A4545006 904 PAISLEY CT #3 2 2 0 2001 Terrace Villas Of St Andrews Pk Villa Cash $231.33 0.9 11/29/2022 $350,000 FALSE A4550760 341 AZURE RD 2 2 0 1982 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash $228.42 0.96 11/29/2022 $356,100 FALSE N6123602 248 CORAL RD 3 2 0 2001 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash $297.72 1 11/28/2022 $365,000 FALSE C7464829 20274 LAGENTE CIR 3 2 1 2018 Gran Paradiso Townhouse Conventional $211.12 0.96 11/28/2022 $395,000 FALSE N6122445 780 IBIZA LOOP 2 2 0 2022 Venice Town Of Single Family Residence Conventional $265.47 0.95 11/30/2022 $399,000 FALSE N6123664 1669 MONARCH DR #101 3 2 0 2005 Plantation The Condominium Cash $221.85 1 11/28/2022 $400,000 FALSE N6122246 1100 SAN LINO CIR #1132 2 2 0 2007 San Lino Condominium Conventional $231.88 0.94 11/30/2022 $400,000 FALSE N6123577 889 CONSTANCE RD 3 2 0 1987 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash $213.36 0.94 11/30/2022 $412,000 FALSE N6123428 400 SAN LINO CIR #434 2 2 0 2013 San Lino Condominium Cash $271.77 1 11/30/2022 $415,000 FALSE D6127647 555 SHERIDAN DR 3 2 0 1965 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence Conventional $239.18 0.97 11/28/2022 $420,000 FALSE A4550205 2477 TERRACINA DR 2 2 0 2011 Not Applicable Villa Cash $272.79 0.97 12/1/2022 $425,000 FALSE J955261 19763 TORTUGA CAY DR 3 2 0 2022 Tortuga Single Family Residence Cash $256.88 1 11/30/2022 $430,796 FALSE N6122287 20133 PEZZANA DR 2 2 0 2011 Venetian Falls Villa Cash $271.88 0.94 11/30/2022 $435,000 FALSE J955141 19776 FISHHAWK TRL 3 3 0 2022 Tortuga Single Family Residence Conventional $212.54 1 11/30/2022 $467,796 FALSE A4549040 220 SANTA MARIA ST #238 2 2 0 1972 Bella Costa Condominium Cash $468.90 1 12/2/2022 $475,000 FALSE A4550495 911 HORIZON RD 3 2 0 1955 South Venice Single Family Residence Conventional $256.48 0.97 11/30/2022 $485,000 TRUE A4549666 176 BRAEMAR AVE 3 2 0 2001 Wexford On The Green Single Family Residence Cash $303.69 1 12/1/2022 $485,000 TRUE T3385893 13583 SALINAS ST 2 2 0 2022 Islandwalk At The West Villages Single Family Residence Conventional $339.23 1 11/30/2022 $486,114 FALSE N6122708 917 S GONDOLA DR 3 3 0 1977 Jacaranda West Country Club Single Family Residence Cash, Conventional $260.39 0.99 11/29 /2022 $495,000 TRUE A4545776 200 SOLIERA ST 3 2 0 2021 Toscana Isles Single Family Residence FHA $308.86 1 12/1/2022 $498,500 FALSE J955209 19731 TORTUGA CAY DR 4 3 0 2022 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Conventional $197.71 1 11/30/2022 $500,000 FALS E A4550186 236 DAYLILY BLVD 3 2 0 2020 Venice Farms Single Family Residence Cash $299.94 0.98 11/29/2022 $500,000 FALSE N6120688 421 PINEWOOD LAKE DR 3 2 0 1999 P elican Pointe Golf & Country Club Single Family Residence Conventional $281.21 0.93 11/28/2022 $500,000 FALSE A4550503 2007 WHITE FEATHER LN 4 3 0 2002 Calusa Lakes Single Family Residence Cash $194.34 0.74 11/30/2022 $501,000 FALSE A4550176 13869 ALA FAYA ST 2 2 0 2017 Islandwalk At The West Villages Villa Cash $320.27 1.03 11/30/2022 $515,000 FALSE J955277 19741 FISHHAWK TRL 4 3 0 2022 Tortuga Single Family Residence Cash $196.20 1 11/30/2022 $516,000 FALSE N6122971 400 CLOVER RD 3 2 0 2015 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence Conventional $297.12 0.99 11/30/2022 $547,000 TRUE J955097 549 IBIZA LOOP 4 2 0 2022 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Conventional $276.35 1 11/30/2022 $562,105 FALSE N6123710 12385 GHIBERTI CIR #201 3 2 0 2022 Gran Paradiso Condominium Cash $262.92 1 11/30/2022 $575,000 FALSE N6122926 411 OAK HERITAGE DR 3 2 0 2002 Hidden Lakes Club Single Family Residence Conventional $242.92 0.88 11/30/2022 $575,00 0 FALSE N6123537 1246 OLYMPIA RD 3 2 0 2017 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash $352.83 0.99 12/2/2022 $585,000 TRUE N6121328 337 VILLORESI BLVD 3 2 0 2022 Toscana Isles Single Family Residence Conventional $293.05 0.98 11/29/2022 $586,090 FAL SE N6124009 290 LYCHEE RD 3 2 0 1981 Sorrento South Single Family Residence VA $317.77 1 11/28/2022 $599,000 TRUE N6120515 9100 DEER CT. 4 4 0 1999 Lake Geraldine Single Family Residence Conventional $253.89 0.94 12/1/2022 $620,000 FALSE A4532175 15225 SHADY PALMS LN 3 3 1 2022 Nokomis Single Family Residence Conventional $319.45 0.98 11/30/2022 $635,395 FALSE A4550363 1103 HOOVER ST 3 2 0 1991 Laurel Woodlands Single Family Residence Cash $339.70 0.98 11/29/2022 $640,000 TRUE N6121274 700 GOLDEN BEACH BLVD #131 2 2 0 1976 Macarthur Beach Condominium Conventional $623.26 0.99 11/29/2022 $670,000 FALSE A4549122 514 OAK BAY DR 3 2 0 1999 Bay Oaks Estates Single Family Residence Cash $364.03 1.01 11/30/2022 $672,000 TRUE N6122630 500 PARK BLVD S #58 2 2 0 1970 Aldea Mar Condominium Cash $717.23 0.9 12/1/2022 $695,000 FALSE T3409757 4341 VIA DEL SANTI 3 2 0 2004 Venetia Single Family Residence Conventional $310.51 1 11/29/2022 $699,900 TRUE A4543720 13189 STEINHATCHEE LOOP 4 2 1 2021 Grand Palm Single Family Residence Cash $260.35 0.96 11/30/2022 $717,000 TRUE A4545790 385 NORTH POINT RD #503 3 3 0 2000 Meridian At The Oaks Preserve Condominium Cash $331.37 0.97 11/28/2022 $730,000 FA LSE J955206 11557 TRAILWOOD DR 3 2 0 2022 Grand Palm Single Family Residence Conventional $336.69 1 12/1/2022 $770,348 TRUE A4546440 324 CHANNEL LN 2 2 0 1960 Channel Acres Single Family Residence Cash, Conventional $790.82 0.97 11/30/2022 $775,000 TRUE N6122942 10391 MEDJOOL DR 4 4 1 2017 Sarasota National Single Family Residence Cash $256.67 0.95 11/30/2022 $779,000 FALSE A4551407 360 PARK TRACE BLVD 3 2 0 2000 Park Trace Estates Single Family Residence Cash $446.79 1.08 11/30/2022 $953,000 TRUE J955098 581 MARAVIYA BLVD 3 3 1 2022 Toscana Isles Single Family Residence Conventional $379.62 1 11/30/2022 $987,024 TRUE D6127650 12647 HARNEY ST 3 3 0 2017 Grand Palm Single Family Residence Cash $460.41 1 11/29/2022 $1,250,000 TRUE J955147 1906 CASEY KEY RD 4 4 2 1955 Not A pp licable Sin g le Famil y Residence Cash $1,473.90 1 11/30/2022 $8,500,000 TRUEEnglewood report was not available at press timeML# ADDRESS CITY ZIP LEGAL SUBDIVISION NAME SQFT PRICE BE FB HB BUILT POOL PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS CLOSE LP/SQFT SP/SQFT SP/LPENGLEWOOD TRANSFERSCOURTESY OF ENGLEWOOD AREA BOARD OF REALTORS PART TIME/ TEMPORARY CROSSING GUARDS, School Crossing Guards Needed Schools and posts are located in the City of North Port. Part time seasonal employment. Crossing students to and from school. We provide all required equipment and training for state certification. Call 954-776-3444 for more information. $14.50/hr Notices ANNOUNCEMENTS NEED TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD? FREE MERCHANDISE ADS! WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE! To Place a FREE Merchandise Ad please go to: yoursun.com/classifieds and click Place an AdŽ New users will need to register with their email address & create a password FREE ads are for Merchandise UNDER $500, The ad must be placed online by you. One item per ad. Ad must be 15 Words or less and the price must appear in the ad. Autos, pets, plants, trees, fruits, vegetables, flowers, firearms and firearm accessories are excluded from this offer. Your ad will appear online for 7 days and will show in print Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday. LIMIT 5 FREE ADS PER WEEK. Enter Your Classified Ad 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week. BIBLE STUDY & CHURCHES UNIQUE AND INFORMATIVE DVD Every Sunday @ 6pm. Discussion After at El Jobean Ba p tist 941-769-6291 BIBLE STUDY & CHURCHES CALVARY BIBLE CHURCH 1936 E. Venice Ave. Venice Friday at 9am. Study features video teachings of noted Bible Scholars on various subjects. For more info. Call Rev. Jones at: 941-485-7070 or visit www.CBCVenice.com CHARLOTTE COUNTY HOUSE OF PRAYER Night Watch Fridays 7pm-9pm Worship-Word-Prayer One River-One Stream 1435 Collingswood Blvd Unit C Port Charlotte 941 249-8946 Check us out on Facebook COMMUNITY CENTER 4PM 7PM each Wednesday. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 23456 Olean Blvd. PC, Open to All Ages. For more info 941-766-9357 FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH 4005 Palm Drive, Punta Gorda Various Days & Times Confirmation/Bible Study Adult Infomational Class 941-639-6309 In Christs service, Mike Worthington Pastor South Venice Christian Church2390 Seaboard Ave Venice Fl 34293 cell 941.724.0029Acts 2:38 And Peter said to them,  Repent and let each of you be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.ŽFellowship & prayer 7pm Wednesday nights New Season Full Gospel invites you to meet with us every Wednesday via Zoom. Log in begins at 6:30pm and service starts at 7pm, live interaction. Worship and fellowship with us Call or text 941-268-3589 for Zoom meeting information. Everyone Welcome. Looking forward to meeting you Pamela Sams BIBLE STUDY & CHURCHES PASTOR PETER BURNETT . PCI Church Online Invites You to the Weekly Online Teaching with Pastor Peter Every Thursday at 9:00PM. Select a Group on Facebook and Click Join to Attend Online. Email: pburnettmedia@gmail.com for Questions SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH Parish Womens Guild Monthly Card Parties September … May 5265 Placida Rd. G rove City, FL 34224 The first Wednesday of each month at 11am Reserve your table at sfoachurch.com … click Parish Life Click Parish Womens Guild, scroll down and click Card Party to register each month or by calling 941-697-4899 and press 6. $9 per person includes lunch, card play, and door prizes. All are welcome! BURIAL LOTS/CRYPTS VENICE MEMORIAL GARDENS Dual-Vault, grave on lawn next to cross, Granite plaque base with bronze plaque and vase. Two internment rights. $3500 / obo (952)-451-8001 RELIGION CLASSES CELEBRATE RECOVERY A Christ-Centered 12 step recovery program Venice Church of the Nazarene 1535 E. Venice Ave. Meetings are Mondays at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall 941-488-5007 PUT CLASSIFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU!FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! 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PAGE 18B Saturday, December 10, 2022 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX FLATIRON KNOPF VIKING RIVERHEAD BOOKS HARPER VOYAGER FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX PENGUIN PRESS DOUBLEDAYTHESE 15 FICTION BOOKSFOLLOW THEIR OWN RULES(plus they make pretty great gifts) By BORIS KACHKALOS ANGELES TIMESWhat books make the best gifts? Thats not an easy question when it comes to fiction; each novel or story collection sets its own mood, follows its own rules, appeals to its own perfect reader. Heres what you need to know about 15 delightful works of fiction, all published this year, and the ideal recipient who will thank you for making the match. 1. TOAD Shopping for a Gen Xer? Or, really, anyone fascinated by nonconformity? Look no further than this posthumously published novel by Katherine Dunn, the author of the 1989 classic Geek Love.Ž Where that bestseller depicted a family of carnival freaks, ToadŽ harks back to the 60s (Dunn was in fact a boomer), rendering that decade of idealism via ”ashbacks to a cohort of Northwestern hippie college kids who preached peace and love but dissolved into envy and darkness. $27 at Macmillan 2. OLGA DIES DREAMING Its easy to adopt radical positions on social media, harder to truly understand inequality or commit to a cause above all else. Xochitl Gonzalez wraps these issues up in a wrenching but warmhearted family story: A wedding planner and her brother, a closeted gay politician, yearn for their radical mother, who is o in her native Puerto Rico “ghting for independence, even as they scramble up the slippery capitalist ladder and their old Brooklyn neighborhood falls prey to gentri“cation. $28 at Macmillan 3. LESSONS Anyone on your list who loved AtonementŽ knows what the British novelist can do at his best, especially with historical “ction. The particular appeal of LessonsŽ isnt just its historical sweep, taking in the last 70 years of world history through the perspective of one complicated Brit: its also Ian McEwans most personal novel. This one is for the boomers, sure, but not only: gift it to readers of meaty Anglocentric novels who enjoy a good yarn, well told. $30 at Penguin Random House 4. FIONA AND JANE Jean Chen Hos ode to friendship and growing up is a sort of dual coming-of-age story, featuring two besties who cope with family secrets and early-adult con”icts within a highly speci“c milieu „ Taiwanese American Los Angeles „ even as their dilemmas would feel familiar to any millennial, especially one whos ever had a best friend. Essentially a novel in stories, its also easy to digest in bites. $26 at Penguin Random House 5. SEA OF TRANQUILITY Even for fans of Station ElevenŽ „ the bestselling pandemic novel and the hit TV show „ who passed on Emily St. John Mandels modest follow-up, The Glass Hotel,Ž this one is well worth pressing into their hands: a generation-spanning matrix of vignettes revolving around the central mystery of several people who have the same weird experience across centuries. Along the journey from 1912 Britain to 25th century moon colonies, the narrative coheres brilliantly. Theres even another pandemic „ and a bestselling novel about it. $25 at Penguin Random House 6. TRUST For the reader in your life who loves complicated, puzzle-box narratives but isnt so much into sci-“ a la Mandel, Hernan Diazs deconstruction of a warped family of New York aristocrats would likely hit the spot. Not only is there a novel within the novel but also an autobiography in progress, a catty memoir and a lost diary, arranged like nesting dolls and wallpapered with enough Gilded Age splendor to keep you dazzled until the pieces snap into place. $28 at Penguin Random House 7. THE LAST WHITE MAN From the terrorists monologue in The Reluctant FundamentalistŽ to the migration parable of Exit West,Ž Mohsin Hamids novels always manage to hit the zeitgeist while opening up timeless worlds. Thats true of The Last White Man,Ž a story about the anxieties of whiteness that reads like a Borges cover of a Kafka tale, beginning with the “rst sentence: One morning Anders, a white man, woke up to “nd he had turned a deep and undeniable brown.Ž $26 at Penguin Random House 8. THE MEMORY LIBRARIAN Concept albums have sometimes been compared to novels, but what if you did it the other way around? The Afrofuturist pop star transports the sci-“ notions in her album Dirty ComputerŽ into a set of stories, each one a collaboration with a dierent science “ction writer. The result is an exploration of utopian freedom within a dystopian surveillance state, which is even more fun than it sounds, as kaleidoscopic as Janelle Monáes music. $29 at Harper Collins retailers 9. MECCA Every gift has a point of view. If your point of view is that pop culture has Southern California all wrong, Susan Straights latest novel is a great way to preach „ largely because its so engaging. Her mostly Latino characters, including a motorcycle cop, an immigrant without papers and a harried single mom, live hundreds of miles from the ocean. The real outsider is a wealthy woman from Los Feliz, and the real community is forged out of adversity. $28 at Macmillan 10. OUR MISSING HEARTS For fans of The Handmaids TaleŽ „ the book or the show or both „ Celeste Ngs follow-up to Little Fires EverywhereŽ (the book and the show) would be a welcome presence under the tree. In a not-so-distant future, powerful government forces have made scapegoats of minorities, and a boy is left adrift when his mother, a Chinese American activist poet, disappears. Raised to denounce her, at 12 hes inspired to “nd out what happened, embarking on a quest that might change the country. $29 at Penguin Random House 11. THE SEAPLANE ON FINAL APPROACH This ones a little naughty. Mira, 18 and obsessed with the concept of sleaziness,Ž sets out for an adventure on a remote Alaskan island, dreaming of a hookup with her aunts older stepson while working as a cleaner in a small, shady resort. As tensions among the sta boil over, Rebecca Rukeyser weaves a dreamlike spell „ Twin PeaksŽ by way of Northern Exposure.Ž Give it to someone who wants something weird, in the best way. $27 at Penguin Random House 12. NIGHTCRAWLING Leila Mottley, all of 20, is that rare young phenom who isnt a product of privilege. Drawing on a real-life corruption case in the Oakland Police Department, shes crafted a lyrical page-turner around Kiara, a teenage girl surviving poverty through sex work, dreaming of better days until she becomes enmeshed in a level of institutional abuse shes never seen before „ and shes seen a lot. $28 at Penguin Random House 13. MOUTH TO MOUTH Get it for someone who likes Negronis; Antoine Wilsons slim novel is bitter, sleek and bracing. Imagine The Talented Mr. RipleyŽ set on L.A.s Westside, at the intersection of the art world, the beach and the shadow economy of the Hollywood house guest. Our mysterious protagonist performs CPR on a powerful art dealer. The rescued man quickly forgets, but the rescuer feels he is owed ƒ something. $26 at Simon & Schuster retailers 14. CHILEAN POET The lives of international poets are tangled up, in the popular imagination, with love and revolution. And then there is reality: broken-o aairs, blended families, dashed ambitions. Alejandro Zambra has a blast mixing the two in a novel about two poets, stepfather and stepson, who aspire to the greatness of Neruda but must contend with the here and now. Roberto Bolaño devotees will have a lot to chew on. $27 at Penguin Random House 15. TOMORROW, TOMORROW AND TOMORROW Want to get a gamer to log o for a day? Hand over Gabrielle Zevins wild story of two gamers who connect in college (Harvard and MIT, of course) and end up creating one of the all-time great computer games. Tracking these friends over the ensuing decades of wildly disparate outcomes, the author has done her research but wears it lightly, so that the narrative zips along but the details make sense to experts and novices alike. $28 at Penguin Random HouseTheres a genre for everyone on your list MOTOR HOMES/RVS WANTED All Motor Homes, TTs, 5th wheels, & Diesel trucks. Cash paid on the spot for quick sale. Any Condition! 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venicegondolier.com | VENICE GONDOLIER | Saturday, December10, 2022 PAGE 19B A Place in the Sun: A Tribute to Stevie WonderThrough March 26. From the streets of inner-city Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, experience the songbook of musical pioneer, Stevie Wonder. A Place in the SunŽ celebrates his legendary impact and timeless hits. Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota. 941-366-9000 or FloridaStudioTheatre.org.Seeing The Invisible exhibitMore than a dozen acclaimed artists are taking part, with 13 augmented reality works installed throughout the 30 acres. Visitors engage with the art through an app that can be downloaded to a smartphone or tablet. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Historic Spanish Point campus, 401 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey. Through summer 2023. https:// selby.org. Thursday Friday Tuesday Monday Wednesday Saturday Sunday Dukes of Brinkley5 p.m. Tomahawk Tiki Bar & Grill at CoolToday Park, 18800 West Villages Parkway, West Villages. cooltodaypark.com.Ditchfield Family Christmas7 p.m. Gulf Theater at the Military Heritage Museum, 900 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 941-205-8545 or https://gulftheater.org.Charlotte County Concert Band „ Joy To The World7:30 p.m. Charlotte Performing Arts Center. 701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda. 941-2180022 or www.charlottecountyconcertband. com.You Know I Cant Hear You When The Water Is Running Through Dec. 18. Lemon Bay Playhouse takes you through four separate one-acts in You Know I Cant Hear You When The Waters Running.Ž Each story is comedic in its own way but does have some adult language and suggestions. Lemon Bay Playhouse, 96 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-6756 or www.lemonbayplayhouse. com.Peace River Baptist Sanctuary Choirs Christmas Show6 p.m. Peace River Baptist Church, 478 Berry St., Punta Gorda. 941-637-6768.Key Chorale „ A Holiday Season Spectacular with the Venice SymphonyDec. 16-17. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave., Venice, https://keychorale.org.FSW Charlotte Campus Observatory viewingObservation sessions at the James & Barbara Moore Observatory at Florida SouthWestern State College Charlotte campus, 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, are on the third Friday of each month and begin 30-45 minutes after dark, outdoors and weather permitting. 941-637-3518 or www.fsw.edu/charlotte/observatory.44th Annual Chamber Christmas ParadeFishing you a Merry Christmas.Ž The parade starts at noon the Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda, then heads to the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center., 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. charlottecountychamber.org or 941-627-2222.A Season of Peace, Joy and Love with The North Port ChoraleJoin The North Port Chorale with The Lamarque School Chorus at 7 p.m. and sing some holiday favorites. North Port Performing Arts Center, 6400 W. Price Blvd., North Port. 941-426-8479 or www. thenorthportchorale.org.The Best Christmas Pageant EverDec. 10-11, 14-18. In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids „ probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You wont believe the mayhem and the fun when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head-on. Charlotte Players. Langdon Playhouse, 1182 Market Circle, Port Charlotte. 941-255-1022 or www. charlotteplayers.org.Monster TruckzDec. 10-11. This adrenaline filled show features the most massive Monster Truckz destroying cars, flying over mind boggling jump pushing drivers and trucks to the brink of destruction. 4-17 Southern Speedway, 8655 Piper Road, Punta Gorda. www. monstertruckz.com.Ho Ho Ho! Its a Comedy Show7:30 p.m. Bill BullŽ Ohse. Common Ground Meeting Hall, 12737 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port. CGcomedy121022.eventbrite.com.Grand Christmas Rummage Sale9 a.m.-3 p.m. Englewood United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-474-5588 or www. englewoodumc.net.Venice Musicale „ Holiday Harmonies3 p.m. Venice Public Library, 300 Nokomis Ave. S., Venice. www.venicemusicale.org.Winter Arts and Crafts Show10 a.m.-3 p.m. Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. S., Venice. 941-861-1380, 941-861-5000 or www.scgov.net.Venice Musicale „ Holiday Comfort & Joy3 p.m. St. Marks Episcopal Church, 508 Riviera St., Venice. www.venicemusicale.org.Notes: On Writing and MusicFeaturing Hermitage Fellows Chigozie Obioma and Levy Lorenzo. 5 p.m. at Hermitage Beach, 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood. The two artists bring an international perspective, the program spans literature and music. Registration is required at HermitageArtistRetreat.org.White ChristmasThrough Dec. 30. This heart-warming Irving Berlin classic takes you back to 1954 where two ex-GIs turned showbiz partners follow a couple of singing sisters to a Vermont inn. When they discover their former commanding officer, who owns the inn, is in jeopardy of losing the property, the foursome decides to put on a show. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-278-4422 or BroadwayPalm.com.Festival of Lights at Fishermens VillageEnjoy over one million lights and themed decorations throughout Fishermens Village through Dec. 31. Holiday music is featured each day and Santa also makes frequent appearances. Fishermens Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 941-6398721 or www.fishermensvillage.com.Mindi Abair „ I Cant Wait for Christmas 7 p.m. Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. 941-8335442, https:// puntagordachamber. com or www. ticketmaster.com.Dwight Icenhower and The Blue Suede Review7:30 p.m. Visani, 2400 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte. 941-629-9191 or www.visani.net.My Fair LadyDec. 13-15. The story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a proper lady.Ž But who is really being transformed? Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 941-263-6799 or www.vanwezel.org.The 442s7:30 p.m. Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. 941-306-1202 or artistseriesconcerts.org.Comedian Hypnotist Rich GuzziDec. 14-17. Visani, 2400 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte. 941-629-9191 or www.visani.net.A Christmas CarolAn original musical adaptation of Dickens classic story follows Ebenezer Scrooge as he reflects on his past, present and possible future. Through Dec. 19 at Venice Theatre, Raymond Center, 140 Tampa Ave. W., Venice. For tickets or additional information, visit www.venicetheatre.org or call 941-488-1115.Jingle Bell Jubilee!3 p.m. Starring Brian Gurl, Michele Pruyn, Natalie Brouwer and The Jubilee Band. Grace United Methodist Church, 400 Field Ave. E., Venice. www.briangurlproductions. com/home.html or 828-284-2953.North Port Symphony „ Jingle All The Way featuring Alexa Lowrey3 p.m. North Port Performing Arts Center, 6400 W. Price Blvd., North Port. 941-4268479 or www.northportsymphony.com.The Venice Chorale --Holiday Harmony „ Jingle All the Way7 p.m. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave., Venice. 941-220-5126.Southwest Florida Symphonys Christmas Show 4 p.m. Gulf Theater at the Military Heritage Museum, 900 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 941-205-8545 or https://gulftheater.org.Venice Theatre Teenyboppers Teen Improv Troupe7 p.m. Troll Music, 628 E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-488-1115 or www.venicetheatre.org.Lewis Black7 p.m. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 941-2636799 or www. vanwezel.org. Featured Dec. 10-16 SunCoastEvents.com Charlotte County Jazz Society presents Valerie Gillespies Jazz Holiday7 p.m. Center For Performing Arts, 701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda. 941-766-9422.Majesty of Rock „ Journey Tribute7:30 p.m. Visani, 2400 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte. 941-629-9191 or www.visani.net.Holiday Show at North Port Art CenterDec. 12-Jan. 6. North Port Art Center, 5950 Sam Shapos Way, North Port. 941-4236460 or www.northportartcenter.org.Holidays in the HallRebecca Hall at the Visual Art Center will be transformed into a Christmas Wonderland with ornaments and small Christmas gifts. Through Dec. 29. Artwork is original and made by local artists. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 210 Maud St., Punta Gorda. 941-639-8810 or www.visualartcenter.org. Gardens Aglow at Peace River Botanical & Sculpture GardensAcres of gardens decorated with thousands of lights make the perfect holiday outing. Roast smores by the fire, enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, sing carols and hang out with Santa. Dec. 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21. Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens, 5827 Riverside Drive, Punta Gorda. 941-621-8299 or https://peacerivergardens.org.Ha, Ha, Ho ... Holiday ShowThrough Dec. 25. Celebrate the season with this ha, ha, ho holiday revue. Enjoy lots of laughs and traditional holiday favorites you know and love. Join Santa, his elves, a few reindeer and maybe even an Elvis or two. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-278-4422 or BroadwayPalm.com.CabaretThrough Dec. 31. The iconic Cabaret transports audiences to 1931 Berlin and the dynamic and pleasure-filled Kit Kat Klub. As a dark shadow falls over the city and the power of the Third Reich begins to mount, the Klubs performers and patrons must decide if theyll wake up to the evil on their doorsteps or continue to escape to the alluring fantasy world of the cabaret. Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 941-351-8000 or asolorep.org.Something Rotten!Through Jan. 8. In Elizabethan England, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are stuck in the shadow of the Renaissance rock star known as The Bard.Ž When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing, and acting „ all at the same time „ Nick and Nigel set out to write the worlds very first musical. Something Rotten!Ž is a humorous mash-up of 16th century Shakespeare and 21st century Broadway. Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota. 941-366-9000 or FloridaStudioTheatre.org.Florida Studio Theatres Childrens Theatre „ Deck the HallsDec. 11, 17, 18, 24. An interactive show that invites audiences to get into the holiday spirit in true Florida style. Featuring all-new songs, characters and sketches, FSTs Keating Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota. 941-366-9000 or FloridaStudioTheatre.org.

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PAGE 20B Saturday, December 10, 2022 | VENICE GONDOLIER | venicegondolier.com Photo Album SHARE YOUR PHOTOSTo share your photo with us, email a JPG at least 4 by 6 inches with a list of who or what is in the photograph to kcool@venice gondolier.com, or mail photos to: Venice Gondolier Sun, Attn: Photo Album, 200 E. Venice Ave., Venice FL 34285. PHOTO PROVIDED BY VEE GARRYCHIULLIA few members of the Womens Sertoma Club recently did their Christmas shopping at Target for needy children in the area. PHOTO PROVIDED BY PETER TAVINOThe men of the Venice Newcomers Club enjoy lunch at Made In Italy. PHOTO PROVIDED BY BARBARA MIMSVenice Area Pregnancy Care Center volunt eers attend a holiday luncheon at Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club, Dec. 1. Each volunteer brought an unwrapped toy to be displayed at the Centers Annual Christmas Cottage, which allows registered parents to choose one gift for each of their children when visiting the Center. The gifts can be seen on the table between the volunteers. PHOTO PROVIDED BY DONALD BERGEmmanuel Lutheran gave out meals for anybody wanting to have a Thanksgiving dinner. Pictured are from left to right, Pastor John Mocko, Mary Beth Runk and Judy Daniels. The Venice High volleyball team, pictured above, is sponsored, in part, by Neal Communities. A private homebuilder, Neal Communities recently donated $8,000 to various organizations in the Venice community, including: $5,000 to sponsor the Venice High School Volleyball Association; $1,500 as a platinum plus sponsor of the Venice Moose Lodge Golf Outing beneting Special Olympics; $500 as a season sponsor for the Venice Vikings Football & Cheer program, and $500 as a Silver Sponsor of the Womens Sertoma of Venice Sun Fiesta.PHOTO PROVIDED BY NEAL COMMUNITIES

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PAGE 4 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022 | The Daily Sun | www.yoursun.com C7467211 PORT CHARLOTTE 33980 22278 VICK ST #A103 $135,000 1,046 $132,000 11/30/2022 None 2 2 0 1987 Condominium Conventional 1 29.06 0.98 C7467561 NORTH PORT 34287 5493 TREKELL ST $139,000 1,176 $150,000 12/1/2022 None 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Cash 118.2 1.08 92.88 C7467177 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 2395 HARBOR BLVD #226 $169,000 1,044 $175,000 11/28/2022 Community 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Cash 16 1.88 1.04 167.62 C7467338 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 3006 CARING WAY #304 $169,900 783 $160,000 12/5/2022 Community 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Cash 216.99 0.94 D6126889 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 3412 CROTON TER $179,900 783 $185,400 12/5/2022 None 2 1 0 1958 Single Family Residence FHA 229.7 6 1.03 T3274622 PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 17418 POWELL AVE $188,990 1,552 $188,990 11/30/2022 None 3 2 0 2022 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 121.77 1 95.02 D6127821 ENGLEWOOD 34223 146 W COWLES ST $199,000 1,020 $190,000 11/30/2022 None 3 1 0 1967 Single Family Residence Cash 195.1 0.95 C7468154 NORTH PORT 34287 117 SAN RAFAEL AVE $199,999 1,103 $172,000 12/5/2022 None 3 2 0 1955 Single Family Residence Cash 181 .32 0.86 100.58 C7468664 NORTH PORT 34287 8157 FAY AVE $210,000 1,120 $210,000 12/5/2022 None 2 2 0 1967 Single Family Residence Cash 187.5 1 1 27.43 O6052594 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 2121 DELTA ST $219,900 986 $237,000 11/30/2022 None 2 1 0 1969 Single Family Residence FHA 223.02 1.08 J955101 PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 18750 MACGILL AVE $220,000 1,903 $220,000 11/29/2022 None 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Cash 115.61 1 83.87 J955221 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 5397 WILDER ST $225,000 1,349 $225,000 11/30/2022 None 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Residence Cash 166.79 1 113.12 N6121303 PORT CHARLOTTE 33980 3310 LOVELAND BLVD #2107 $242,500 1,044 $233,000 11/28/2022 Community 2 2 0 1991 Condominium Cash 232.28 0.96 C7463028 PUNTA GORDA 33950 25188 MARION AVE #E204 $247,900 1,037 $222,000 12/5/2022 Community 2 1 0 1984 Condominium Cash 239.0 5 0.9 D6127609 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 13441 MURIEL AVE $249,000 1,050 $245,000 11/28/2022 Community 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence FHA 237.14 0.98 158.58 C7466924 PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 17344 TERRY AVE $249,900 1,848 $265,000 12/2/2022 None 3 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence FHA 135 .23 1.06 108.25 D6126995 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 22246 NEW ROCHELLE AVE $250,000 1,560 $210,000 11/29/2022 None 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence Cash 160.26 0.84 94.59 D6127104 NORTH PORT 34287 3785 NEKOOSA ST $259,900 1,319 $259,900 11/28/2022 Community 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Cash 197.04 1 126.53 C7467063 ENGLEWOOD 34224 9435 BREWTON AVE $269,900 936 $265,000 11/28/2022 None 2 1 0 1981 Single Family Residence VA 288.35 0. 98 155.33 C7466611 PUNTA GORDA 33982 215 ALDIS CIR $270,000 1,200 $275,000 12/2/2022 None 3 2 0 2021 Single Family Residence Conventional 225 1.02 C7467770 PORT CHARLOTTE 33980 23242 MCMULLEN AVE $275,000 1,532 $275,000 11/28/2022 None 3 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence Con ventional 179.5 1 C7465544 NORTH PORT 34287 6331 LA BREA ST $275,000 1,248 $260,000 11/30/2022 None 3 2 0 1967 Single Family Residence Convention al 220.35 0.95 138.22 C7465949 PUNTA GORDA 33955 12179 BORAX AVE $279,000 1,160 $267,000 11/30/2022 None 2 2 0 1959 Single Family Residence FHA 240.5 2 0.96 J955310 PUNTA GORDA 33950 2000 BAL HARBOR BLVD #721 $280,000 1,517 $280,000 11/30/2022 Community 3 2 0 2001 Condominium Cash 184.57 1 184.57 D6127699 PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 13569 JAEGER AVE $285,000 1,204 $290,000 11/30/2022 None 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Residence FHA 2 36.71 1.02 C7465097 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 3318 MANHATTAN ST $289,900 1,395 $269,900 12/5/2022 None 2 2 0 1976 Single Family Residence FHA 2 07.81 0.93 C7463224 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 140 DOW RD $289,900 1,061 $260,000 12/1/2022 None 2 1 1 1958 Single Family Residence Conventional 273.23 0.9 156.72 C7465100 PORT CHARLOTTE 33983 27283 SAN CARLOS DR $290,000 1,460 $270,000 11/30/2022 None 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence Co nventional 198.63 0.93 153.06 C7465373 NORTH PORT 34287 7041 ELYTON DR $299,900 1,463 $299,900 12/2/2022 Community 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Convent ional 204.99 1 160.29 D6127014 PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 18126 ACKERMAN AVE $299,900 1,107 $280,000 11/30/2022 Private 2 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Cash 270.91 0.93 140.85 C7462601 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 3074 LOCKWOOD ST $299,999 1,616 $270,000 11/30/2022 None 2 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 185.64 0.9 115.78 D6127559 ENGLEWOOD 34224 2111 DAKOTA AVE $300,000 1,528 $225,000 11/30/2022 None 3 3 0 1968 Single Family Residence Cash 196.34 0.75 A4541006 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 3372 DEPEW AVE $305,000 1,942 $300,000 11/30/2022 None 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Cash 15 7.05 0.98 120.29 O5922261 PUNTA GORDA 33955 16336 QUESA DR $306,049 1,971 $306,719 11/29/2022 None 3 2 0 2021 Single Family Residence FHA 155.28 1 U8176509 NORTH PORT 34286 1308 CHAIN TER $309,900 1,192 $307,000 11/28/2022 None 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Conventional 259.98 0.99 179.22 T3378136 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 22585 LAIKA AVE $309,900 1,740 $310,000 12/2/2022 None 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence VA 178. 1 1 123.02 J955215 PUNTA GORDA 33955 14121 HERITAGE LANDING BLVD #7 $317,501 1,301 $317,501 11/30/2022 None 2 2 0 2022 Condominium Conventional 244.04 1 244.04 C7465492 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 22344 NIAGARA AVE $318,500 1,344 $305,000 12/5/2022 None 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Cash 236.98 0.96 168.88 C7465943 PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 4119 CONESTOGA ST $319,900 940 $300,000 11/30/2022 Private 2 2 0 1983 Single Family Residence Cas h 340.32 0.94 199.47 A4550224 NORTH PORT 34287 8320 MALCOLM AVE $320,000 1,367 $326,200 12/2/2022 None 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Convention al 234.09 1.02 C7462871 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 21044 CORNELL AVE $324,700 1,535 $180,000 11/29/2022 Private 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence C ash 211.53 0.55 79.26 C7458757 NORTH PORT 34286 3833 LORTON AVE $324,700 1,450 $324,700 11/28/2022 Private 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Convent ional 223.93 1 214.46 C7465648 PUNTA GORDA 33950 2001 BAL HARBOR BLVD #2207 $328,500 1,351 $315,000 11/28/2022 Community 2 2 0 2011 Condominium Cash 243.15 0.96 233.16 C7465074 NORTH PORT 34286 1228 NEBRASKA LN $345,000 1,586 $346,250 11/29/2022 None 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 217. 53 1 155.62 C7462497 PORT CHARLOTTE 33980 24177 BUCKINGHAM WAY $349,000 1,362 $335,000 11/30/2022 Community 2 2 0 1998 Single Family Reside nce Cash 256.24 0.96 171.44 C7467038 PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 396 BARGER DR $349,900 1,974 $349,900 12/2/2022 None 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence FHA 177.2 5 1 A4540611 ENGLEWOOD 34224 7397 THOMAS ST $349,900 1,639 $335,000 11/30/2022 None 3 2 0 2022 Single Family Residence Conventional 213.48 0.96 146.93 C7466261 NORTH PORT 34286 1777 RICE TER $350,000 1,212 $320,000 12/5/2022 None 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Residence Cash 288.78 0 .91 171.86 O6041361 PUNTA GORDA 33950 1480 NARRANJA ST $350,000 1,738 $331,000 11/30/2022 Private 3 3 0 1999 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 201.38 0.95 111.75 D6127459 ENGLEWOOD 34224 10323 GRAIL AVE $355,000 1,613 $350,000 12/5/2022 None 3 2 0 2022 Single Family Residence Conventional 220.09 0.99 N6120162 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 12115 DUVAL BLVD $357,015 1,499 $369,015 11/30/2022 None 4 2 0 2022 Single Family Residence FHA 2 38.17 1.03 246.17 C7459461 PUNTA GORDA 33955 1106 ISLAMORADA BLVD $360,000 1,438 $360,000 11/28/2022 Community 2 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence Conventional 250.35 1 155.31 C7466741 NORTH PORT 34288 6279 DALEWOOD CIR $375,000 1,437 $380,000 12/5/2022 None 3 2 0 2022 Single Family Residence FHA 260.9 6 1.01 187.56 C7466569 NORTH PORT 34288 6443 FIELDING ST $375,000 1,437 $375,000 12/2/2022 None 3 2 0 2022 Single Family Residence Convention al 260.96 1 185.09 C7465235 NORTH PORT 34288 6435 DALEWOOD CIR $375,000 1,437 $375,000 11/28/2022 None 3 2 0 2022 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 260.96 1 185.09 A4530996 PUNTA GORDA 33955 16047 GALIANO CT $378,190 1,829 $378,190 11/29/2022 None 4 2 0 2022 Single Family Residence Cash 206 .77 1 N6123155 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 14369 MAIDSTONE AVE $385,000 1,646 $365,000 12/5/2022 Private 3 2 0 2013 Single Family Residence Cash 233.9 0.95 152.4 G5057444 NORTH PORT 34286 2865 WOODWARD AVE $389,000 1,830 $377,000 12/2/2022 None 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence VA 212.57 0.97 D6127640 ENGLEWOOD 34224 8334 PONDVIEW LN $389,900 1,440 $395,000 12/1/2022 Community 2 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence Cash 2 70.76 1.01 176.97 C7466327 PUNTA GORDA 33950 94 VIVANTE BLVD #408 $390,000 1,485 $375,000 11/29/2022 Community 2 2 0 2006 Condominium Cash 262.63 0.96 O5916452 PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 1563 SUNSET PRESERVE WAY $390,728 1,702 $380,728 11/29/2022 None 3 2 0 2021 Single Family Residen ce Conventional 229.57 0.97 A4521006 NORTH PORT 34288 3530 ADELAIDE AVE $395,000 1,930 $290,000 12/1/2022 Private 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 2 04.66 0.73 A4541421 NORTH PORT 34287 4483 WORCESTER AVE $398,000 1,560 $393,000 12/5/2022 None 3 2 0 2022 Single Family Residence FHA 255. 13 0.99 169.54 S5075598 NORTH PORT 34287 1525 KARLUK ST $399,000 2,281 $365,000 11/28/2022 None 3 2 1 2005 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 174.92 0.91 109.18 D6127594 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 22143 LANCASTER AVE $399,000 1,478 $405,000 12/1/2022 Private 3 2 1 1999 Single Family Residence Conventional 269.96 1.02 179.84 A4548836 NORTH PORT 34289 1638 SCARLETT AVE $399,900 1,647 $390,000 11/28/2022 Community 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Con ventional 242.81 0.98 174.03 C7464757 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 1211 RIZZO ST $405,000 1,965 $375,000 12/5/2022 None 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Residence Cash 206. 11 0.93 150.84 C7462618 PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 2517 CANNOLOT BLVD $405,900 1,008 $225,000 11/28/2022 Private 2 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence Cash 402.68 0.55 N6123446 ENGLEWOOD 34224 7028 DENMARK ST $414,000 1,619 $389,000 12/2/2022 None 3 2 0 2022 Single Family Residence Cash 255.71 0.94 172.2 C7467019 PUNTA GORDA 33955 13054 PANATELLA DR $429,000 1,902 $419,000 11/29/2022 None 4 2 0 2021 Single Family Residence Conventional 225.55 0.98 151.92 A4544323 NORTH PORT 34288 4267 FERNWAY DR $429,900 1,692 $435,900 11/30/2022 None 3 2 0 2019 Single Family Residence Cash 254.0 8 1.01 184.78 C7467233 NORTH PORT 34286 4197 SEA HORSE AVE $430,000 1,858 $438,000 11/30/2022 Private 3 2 0 2020 Single Family Residence Conv entional 231.43 1.02 174.92 O6011509 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 14207 BARBET LN $434,000 1,744 $420,000 11/28/2022 None 4 2 0 2022 Single Family Residence Conven tional 248.85 0.97 174.85 C7466939 PUNTA GORDA 33955 26247 FEATHERSOUND DR $444,800 1,644 $435,000 11/30/2022 Community 2 2 0 2002 Single Family Residenc e Conventional 270.56 0.98 181.78 C7464919 PUNTA GORDA 33983 283 MENDOZA ST $449,000 1,846 $440,000 11/28/2022 None 4 2 0 2021 Single Family Residence Cash 243.2 3 0.98 J955250 PUNTA GORDA 33982 43930 CATTLEMAN DR $452,140 2,192 $452,140 11/30/2022 None 4 2 0 2022 Single Family Residence VA 206. 27 1 152.75 O6060616 NORTH PORT 34288 4635 ALAMETOS TER $465,000 2,096 $440,000 11/29/2022 Private 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 221.85 0.95 C7466704 NORTH PORT 34287 2115 PAN AMERICAN BLVD $467,900 1,785 $445,000 11/30/2022 Private 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 262.13 0.95 C7465178 PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 18814 COUNTRYMAN AVE $470,000 1,528 $414,000 12/2/2022 Private 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence Cash 307.59 0.88 144.5 C7466748 PUNTA GORDA 33955 7313 S PLUM TREE $475,000 1,716 $455,000 12/1/2022 Private 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence VA 276 .81 0.96 C7466618 PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 268 MCCABE ST $479,900 1,520 $468,950 11/28/2022 Private 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Residence Conventional 315.72 0.98 209.91 D6127479 ENGLEWOOD 34224 7402 CAPITAL HEIGHTS ST $489,000 1,790 $489,000 11/30/2022 Private 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence Cash 273.18 1 188.22 T3389363 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 14383 DAFOE ST $495,298 2,631 $495,298 12/1/2022 None 3 2 1 2022 Single Family Residence Cash 188 .25 1 150.46 D6127676 PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 234 STRASBURG DR $499,900 1,698 $479,900 12/5/2022 Private 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence Con ventional 294.41 0.96 193.04 C7466721 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 6145 COLISEUM BLVD $499,900 2,000 $490,000 11/28/2022 Private, Com 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Resid ence VA 249.95 0.98 N6123347 ENGLEWOOD 34224 7189 ELDRIDGE ST $500,000 1,640 $478,500 11/28/2022 Private 3 2 0 2019 Single Family Residence Convent ional 304.88 0.96 197.73 C7467399 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 1131 WINSTON ST $525,000 2,491 $471,500 11/29/2022 Private 4 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Conventional 210.76 0.9 T3381123 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 13458 ABUTILON LN $529,597 2,650 $529,597 12/1/2022 None 3 3 0 2022 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 199.85 1 144.82 C7463762 NORTH PORT 34289 1487 HYSSOP LOOP $529,900 1,854 $529,900 11/28/2022 Community 2 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conv entional 285.81 1 C7465272 PUNTA GORDA 33955 1504 N ISLAMORADA BLVD $539,000 1,388 $529,000 11/30/2022 Private 2 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence Cash 388.33 0.98 262.4 C7467187 PUNTA GORDA 33982 16500 HONEYBEE TRL $549,000 2,041 $540,000 12/2/2022 None 3 2 0 2020 Single Family Residence Cash 26 8.99 0.98 D6126626 ENGLEWOOD 34224 10064 WILLMINGTON BLVD $549,900 1,640 $535,000 11/30/2022 Private 3 2 0 2021 Single Family Residence C ash 335.3 0.97 234.65 A4548866 NORTH PORT 34288 2546 NORDENDALE BLVD $569,000 2,148 $568,700 11/29/2022 Private 3 2 0 2022 Single Family Residence Conventional 264.9 1 190.14 C7464378 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 13559 FORESMAN BLVD $574,900 2,036 $500,000 12/1/2022 Private 3 2 1 1995 Single Family Residence Cash 282.37 0.87 173.49 T3390591 PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 1914 WEST ISLES RD $586,100 3,231 $549,100 11/29/2022 Private 5 3 0 2022 Single Family Residence Conventional 181.4 0.94 135.98 C7467449 PUNTA GORDA 33982 16168 SABAL PATH $599,000 2,027 $585,000 12/5/2022 Private 4 3 0 2021 Single Family Residence Conven tional 295.51 0.98 D6127787 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 115 PECKHAM ST SW $649,000 1,685 $651,000 12/2/2022 Private 2 2 0 1970 Single Family Residence Ca sh 385.16 1 255.9 J954066 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 10072 LONG BEACH ST $710,000 1,665 $710,000 11/30/2022 Private 3 2 0 2022 Single Family Residence Conventional 426.43 1 241.83 C7466365 PUNTA GORDA 33955 25084 GOLDEN FERN DR $739,900 2,224 $732,500 11/29/2022 Private, Com 3 3 0 2021 Single Family Reside nce Cash 332.69 0.99 248.9 N6122968 PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 113 PECKHAM ST SW $749,000 2,076 $727,400 12/2/2022 Private 3 2 1 1979 Single Family Residence Ca sh 360.79 0.97 A4546704 PUNTA GORDA 33982 42258 LAKE TIMBER DR $770,000 2,287 $770,000 12/1/2022 Private 4 2 0 2020 Single Family Residence Co nventional 336.69 1 D6127218 ENGLEWOOD 34223 159 CLEAR LAKE DR $799,900 2,569 $760,000 11/29/2022 Private 4 3 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 3 11.37 0.95 208.62 C7441614 PUNTA GORDA 33982 28960 GIN LN $899,000 2,298 $880,000 12/1/2022 None 3 3 0 2021 Single Family Residence Conventional 391.21 0.98 246.02 O6041996 PUNTA GORDA 33950 2030 AQUI ESTA DR $899,900 2,018 $880,000 11/30/2022 Private 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Residence Cash 445.94 0.98 323.29 C7462748 PUNTA GORDA 33950 727 VIA TUNIS $899,900 2,488 $692,852 12/5/2022 Private 3 3 0 1990 Single Family Residence Cash 361. 7 0.77 218.08 C7463777 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 13529 BLAKE DR $998,000 2,260 $957,000 12/1/2022 Private 3 3 0 2015 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 441.59 0.96 288.25 D6125250 ENGLEWOOD 34224 2112 OYSTER CREEK DR $1,086,000 1,981 $970,000 11/30/2022 Private 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence C ash 548.21 0.89 C7468433 PUNTA GORDA 33955 1300 ROMANO KEY CIR $1,200,000 3,725 $1,085,000 11/30/2022 Private 3 3 0 2002 Single Family Residenc e Cash 322.15 0.9 144.72 D6127606 PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 10401 ST PAUL DR $1,375,000 2,429 $1,168,770 11/30/2022 Private 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residenc e Cash 566.08 0.85 226.02 ML# CITY ZIP CODE ADDRESS LIST PRICE AREA SOLD PRICE SOLD DATE POOL BE FB HB BUILT PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS LP/SQFT SP/LP LP/SQFTCHARLOTTE COUNTY/NORTH PORT TRANSFERSCOURTESY OF PUNTA GORDA, PORT CHARLOTTE, NORTH PORT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS PROPERTY TRANSFERSSOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY TRANSFERSCOURTESY OF VENICE AREA BOARD OF REALTORS ML# ADDRESS BE FB HB YEAR BUILT SW SUBDIV COMMUNITY NAME PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS SP / SQFT SP / LP CLOSE DATE CLOSE PRICE POO L T/FEnglewood report was not available at press timeML# ADDRESS CITY ZIP LEGAL SUBDIVISION NAME SQFT PRICE BE FB HB BUILT POOL PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS CLOSE LP/SQFT SP/SQFT SP/LPENGLEWOOD TRANSFERSCOURTESY OF ENGLEWOOD AREA BOARD OF REALTORS N6122567 791 BAVENO DR 2 2 0 1977 Venice Isle Mobile Home Cash $168.05 0.85 11/30/2022 $182,000 FALSE A4551149 58 PORT DR 2 1 1 1968 Harbor Lights Manufactured Home Cash $179.61 0.97 12/2/2022 $185,000 FALSE N6123224 235 DUCHESS AVE 2 2 0 1986 Kings Gate Club Manufactured Home Cash $116 0.95 11/28/2022 $190,000 FALSE D6127761 1211 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #21 2 2 0 1982 Ca p ri Isles Condominium Cash $206.67 1.07 11/30/2022 $192,000 FALSE

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www.yoursun.com | The Daily Sun | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022 PAGE 5 PROPERTY TRANSFERS CONTINUED N6123512 928 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #132 2 2 0 1988 Golfview Condominium Cash $246.05 1 11/28/2022 $249,000 FALSE N6123867 509 W VENICE AVE #102 2 1 0 1969 Manor House Condominium Cash $349.16 0.84 11/30/2022 $250,000 FALSE N6123137 211 RUBENS DR #G 2 2 0 1984 Sorrento Park Condominium Cash $193.80 1 11/30/2022 $250,000 FALSE N6121717 192 CASTLE DR 2 2 0 1987 Kings Gate Club Manufactured Home Cash $177.95 1 11/28/2022 $255,000 FALSE T3405008 232 OBERLIN RD 2 2 0 1980 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash $244.97 0.94 11/30/2022 $268,000 FALSE N6123280 669 ALLIGATOR DR 2 2 0 1974 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash $288.80 0.94 11/28/2022 $281,000 FALSE N6123453 433 GLEN OAK RD 2 2 0 1965 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence Conventional $243.40 0.95 11/29/2022 $295,000 FALSE T3380591 1 CRANE RD 3 2 0 1961 South Venice Single Family Residence FHA $213.45 0.96 11/30/2022 $315,900 FALSE N6121692 4228 VICENZA DR #C 3 2 0 2005 Casa Di Amici Condominium Cash $230.66 1 12/2/2022 $319,000 FALSE N6123886 1401 LAKESIDE DR 2 2 0 1974 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence Cash $211.11 1.08 11/30/2022 $323,000 TRUE A4551762 891 NORWALK DR #102 2 2 0 2006 S. Preserve At Waterside Village Condominium Cash $280.61 1 11/30/2022 $330,000 FALSE J955125 3760 CADBURY CIR #25 3 2 0 2006 Woodmere At Jacaranda Villa Cash $203.96 1 11/30/2022 $340,000 FALSE A4545006 904 PAISLEY CT #3 2 2 0 2001 Terrace Villas Of St Andrews Pk Villa Cash $231.33 0.9 11/29/2022 $350,000 FALSE A4550760 341 AZURE RD 2 2 0 1982 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash $228.42 0.96 11/29/2022 $356,100 FALSE N6123602 248 CORAL RD 3 2 0 2001 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash $297.72 1 11/28/2022 $365,000 FALSE C7464829 20274 LAGENTE CIR 3 2 1 2018 Gran Paradiso Townhouse Conventional $211.12 0.96 11/28/2022 $395,000 FALSE N6122445 780 IBIZA LOOP 2 2 0 2022 Venice Town Of Single Family Residence Conventional $265.47 0.95 11/30/2022 $399,000 FALSE N6123664 1669 MONARCH DR #101 3 2 0 2005 Plantation The Condominium Cash $221.85 1 11/28/2022 $400,000 FALSE N6122246 1100 SAN LINO CIR #1132 2 2 0 2007 San Lino Condominium Conventional $231.88 0.94 11/30/2022 $400,000 FALSE N6123577 889 CONSTANCE RD 3 2 0 1987 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash $213.36 0.94 11/30/2022 $412,000 FALSE N6123428 400 SAN LINO CIR #434 2 2 0 2013 San Lino Condominium Cash $271.77 1 11/30/2022 $415,000 FALSE D6127647 555 SHERIDAN DR 3 2 0 1965 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence Conventional $239.18 0.97 11/28/2022 $420,000 FALSE A4550205 2477 TERRACINA DR 2 2 0 2011 Not Applicable Villa Cash $272.79 0.97 12/1/2022 $425,000 FALSE J955261 19763 TORTUGA CAY DR 3 2 0 2022 Tortuga Single Family Residence Cash $256.88 1 11/30/2022 $430,796 FALSE N6122287 20133 PEZZANA DR 2 2 0 2011 Venetian Falls Villa Cash $271.88 0.94 11/30/2022 $435,000 FALSE J955141 19776 FISHHAWK TRL 3 3 0 2022 Tortuga Single Family Residence Conventional $212.54 1 11/30/2022 $467,796 FALSE A4549040 220 SANTA MARIA ST #238 2 2 0 1972 Bella Costa Condominium Cash $468.90 1 12/2/2022 $475,000 FALSE A4550495 911 HORIZON RD 3 2 0 1955 South Venice Single Family Residence Conventional $256.48 0.97 11/30/2022 $485,000 TRUE A4549666 176 BRAEMAR AVE 3 2 0 2001 Wexford On The Green Single Family Residence Cash $303.69 1 12/1/2022 $485,000 TRUE T3385893 13583 SALINAS ST 2 2 0 2022 Islandwalk At The West Villages Single Family Residence Conventional $339.23 1 11/30/2022 $486,114 FALSE N6122708 917 S GONDOLA DR 3 3 0 1977 Jacaranda West Country Club Single Family Residence Cash, Conventional $260.39 0.99 11/29 /2022 $495,000 TRUE A4545776 200 SOLIERA ST 3 2 0 2021 Toscana Isles Single Family Residence FHA $308.86 1 12/1/2022 $498,500 FALSE J955209 19731 TORTUGA CAY DR 4 3 0 2022 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Conventional $197.71 1 11/30/2022 $500,000 FALS E A4550186 236 DAYLILY BLVD 3 2 0 2020 Venice Farms Single Family Residence Cash $299.94 0.98 11/29/2022 $500,000 FALSE N6120688 421 PINEWOOD LAKE DR 3 2 0 1999 P elican Pointe Golf & Country Club Single Family Residence Conventional $281.21 0.93 11/28/2022 $500,000 FALSE A4550503 2007 WHITE FEATHER LN 4 3 0 2002 Calusa Lakes Single Family Residence Cash $194.34 0.74 11/30/2022 $501,000 FALSE A4550176 13869 ALA FAYA ST 2 2 0 2017 Islandwalk At The West Villages Villa Cash $320.27 1.03 11/30/2022 $515,000 FALSE J955277 19741 FISHHAWK TRL 4 3 0 2022 Tortuga Single Family Residence Cash $196.20 1 11/30/2022 $516,000 FALSE N6122971 400 CLOVER RD 3 2 0 2015 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence Conventional $297.12 0.99 11/30/2022 $547,000 TRUE J955097 549 IBIZA LOOP 4 2 0 2022 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Conventional $276.35 1 11/30/2022 $562,105 FALSE N6123710 12385 GHIBERTI CIR #201 3 2 0 2022 Gran Paradiso Condominium Cash $262.92 1 11/30/2022 $575,000 FALSE N6122926 411 OAK HERITAGE DR 3 2 0 2002 Hidden Lakes Club Single Family Residence Conventional $242.92 0.88 11/30/2022 $575,00 0 FALSE N6123537 1246 OLYMPIA RD 3 2 0 2017 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash $352.83 0.99 12/2/2022 $585,000 TRUE N6121328 337 VILLORESI BLVD 3 2 0 2022 Toscana Isles Single Family Residence Conventional $293.05 0.98 11/29/2022 $586,090 FAL SE N6124009 290 LYCHEE RD 3 2 0 1981 Sorrento South Single Family Residence VA $317.77 1 11/28/2022 $599,000 TRUE N6120515 9100 DEER CT. 4 4 0 1999 Lake Geraldine Single Family Residence Conventional $253.89 0.94 12/1/2022 $620,000 FALSE A4532175 15225 SHADY PALMS LN 3 3 1 2022 Nokomis Single Family Residence Conventional $319.45 0.98 11/30/2022 $635,395 FALSE A4550363 1103 HOOVER ST 3 2 0 1991 Laurel Woodlands Single Family Residence Cash $339.70 0.98 11/29/2022 $640,000 TRUE N6121274 700 GOLDEN BEACH BLVD #131 2 2 0 1976 Macarthur Beach Condominium Conventional $623.26 0.99 11/29/2022 $670,000 FALSE A4549122 514 OAK BAY DR 3 2 0 1999 Bay Oaks Estates Single Family Residence Cash $364.03 1.01 11/30/2022 $672,000 TRUE N6122630 500 PARK BLVD S #58 2 2 0 1970 Aldea Mar Condominium Cash $717.23 0.9 12/1/2022 $695,000 FALSE T3409757 4341 VIA DEL SANTI 3 2 0 2004 Venetia Single Family Residence Conventional $310.51 1 11/29/2022 $699,900 TRUE A4543720 13189 STEINHATCHEE LOOP 4 2 1 2021 Grand Palm Single Family Residence Cash $260.35 0.96 11/30/2022 $717,000 TRUE A4545790 385 NORTH POINT RD #503 3 3 0 2000 Meridian At The Oaks Preserve Condominium Cash $331.37 0.97 11/28/2022 $730,000 FA LSE J955206 11557 TRAILWOOD DR 3 2 0 2022 Grand Palm Single Family Residence Conventional $336.69 1 12/1/2022 $770,348 TRUE A4546440 324 CHANNEL LN 2 2 0 1960 Channel Acres Single Family Residence Cash, Conventional $790.82 0.97 11/30/2022 $775,000 T RUE N6122942 10391 MEDJOOL DR 4 4 1 2017 Sarasota National Single Family Residence Cash $256.67 0.95 11/30/2022 $779,000 FALSE A4551407 360 PARK TRACE BLVD 3 2 0 2000 Park Trace Estates Single Family Residence Cash $446.79 1.08 11/30/2022 $953,000 TRUE J955098 581 MARAVIYA BLVD 3 3 1 2022 Toscana Isles Single Family Residence Conventional $379.62 1 11/30/2022 $987,024 TRUE D6127650 12647 HARNEY ST 3 3 0 2017 Grand Palm Single Family Residence Cash $460.41 1 11/29/2022 $1,250,000 TRUE J955147 1906 CASEY KEY RD 4 4 2 1955 Not A pp licable Sin g le Famil y Residence Cash $1,473.90 1 11/30/2022 $8,500,000 TRUEML# ADDRESS BE FB HB YEAR BUILT SW SUBDIV COMMUNITY NAME PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS SP / SQFT SP / LP CLOSE DATE CLOSE PRICE POO L T/F PUT YOUR REAL ESTATE BANNERHERE NEW DAY, NEW HOME Call Weekdays: 866-463-1638 Email: Classieds@YourSun.com Online 24/7: PlaceAd.YourSun.com HOMES WelcomeHomeFlorida.comServing: Arcadia € Englewood € North Port € Port Charlotte € Punta Gorda € Venice Se SUN

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www.yoursun.com | The Daily Sun | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022 PAGE 7 The entertainment guide for the Sun Coast. SUN The DailyCharlotte € DeSoto € Sarasota adno=SP5787 Apple StoreYou asked for it, and now its back and better than ever!Weekly entertainment features covering everything from art to zoos and anything in between.Pick up your copy in The Daily Sun & Venice Gondolier every Wednesday. Google Play StoreDownload the Go! app to stay up to date while on the move. ELECTRONICS WIRELESS DRIVEWAY ALARM, Detects both vehicles and people, easy to install, weatherproof. $75 941-661-2977 TV/STEREO/RADIO 5CD/DVD PLAYER, ALL IN ONE, 1000 watt, 5.1 Surround, Reciever w/AM/FM, includes remote. $95 954-642-6599 CENTER CHANNEL SPEAKER, GOLDENEAR SUPERCENTER X, high performance, includes original box, new condition. $325 954-642-6599 STEREO EQUIPMENT All Kinds: Receivers, Speakers, CD/DVD Players, & lots more. 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Need to vent? New law might make inshore anglers carry oshore tools. „ PAGE 2 „ Holiday tackle: Choosing shing gear to gift the anglers on your list. „ PAGE 14 „ Webb access woes: FWC plan would keep vehicles o most of this public property. „ PAGE 8 „ It might seem complicated, but its not really that hard. „ PAGE 12 „ December 8, 2022 A weekly publication ofSun Coast Media Group WEEKLY MAGAZINE THE ORIGINAL, SINCE 1997 d =3869633-1

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WEEKLY MAGAZINE BoatingAnd Fishing.comDownload our app: Just search for WaterLine in your app store!23170 Harborview Road Port Charlotte, FL 33980CUST. SERVICE & SUBSCRIPTIONS941-206-1300PUBLISHERCAPT. JOSH OLIVE941-276-9657Publisher@WaterLineWeekly.comMARKETINGAdvertising SalesCynthia Acevedo941-205-6406 Sales@WaterLineWeekly.comAdvertising ManagerOmar Zucco941-205-6411 Omar.Zucco@YourSun.comBoaters Bargains941-429-3110CONTRIBUTORSCapt. Ralph Allen Abbie Banks Greg Bartz Kimball & Les Beery Capt. Rex Gudgel Capt. Van Hubbard Robert Lugiewicz Capt. Jack R. Sanzalone Chef Tim Spain Capt. Cayle Wills Woody Woodworth Produced & printed by Sun Coast Media Group NOTE: Opinions of our writers do not necessarily reect those of the publisher or Sun Coast Media Group. We do our best to be accurate in matters of fact in this publication, but matters of opinion are left to each individual author. ON THE COVER WaterLine photo by Capt. Josh OliveCheryl Kinnecom with the only snook she ever caught in her entire life, hooked Englewood Beach while fishing with her sister and her son. TABLE OF CONTENTSFWC to fund removal of at risk/public nuisance vessels ..........................Page 5 FLORIDA BASSIN’ • GREG BARTZ Shoveling money into a hole in the water ..............................................Page 7 FLORIDA IS WILD • CAPT. JOSH OLIVE Learning to live with raccoons ..............................................................Page 11 KAYAK FISHING • KIMBALL & LES BEERY Fly shing basics ..................................................................................Page 12 STAY FLY • CAPT. REX GUDGEL Becoming a better y caster .................................................................Page 13 ANGLING 101 • ROBERT LUGIEWICZ Fishing tackle for the holidays ..............................................................Page 14 REGULAR FEATURESREADER PHOTOS | Pages 3,9 FISH FINDER | Page 4 TIDE CHARTS | Page 6 MAP OF LOCAL WATERS | Page 10 BULLETIN BOARD | Page 15 BOATING CLASSES | Page 15 RECIPES | Pages 15,16 FISHING REGULATIONS | Page 16 Page 8AROUND CHARLOTTE HARBOR CAPT. RALPH ALLEN FWC plans to restrict WebbStarting next year, most of the Babcock/Webb WMA could be closed to vehicles, except during hunting season. Do you need to vent?By now, pretty much every angler understands the importance of catch and release. If you dont, its pretty basic: If you release a fish alive, it has a chance to grow up, reproduce, and do the other things fish do. If its dead, all that stuff obviously cant happen. So clearly, fish that arent being harvested for some purpose should be released alive. In many cases, this is simple. Take the hook out, put the fish in the water, off it goes. Other times, its harder. For example, fish caught near the bottom in deeper water (more than 50 or 60 feet) often show signs of barotrauma. Basically, when the fish is no longer under the pressure of the water column, the air in its swim bladder expands like a balloon. This pushes the stomach out of the mouth, the intestines from the anus, and causes the eyes to bulge. Its not pretty, but if its resolved quickly, the fish can survive with no long-term problems. The two common methods are venting (removing the air) or descending (returning the fish to deep water, which re-compresses the air). Since January 2001, anglers targeting reef fish in federal Gulf waters (more than 9 nautical miles from shore) have been required to possess a venting tool or descending device that is rigged and ready for use. Now, the FWC is looking at expanding that requirement into state waters. From their press release: At its Nov. 30-Dec. 1 Commission meeting, the FWC proposed a rule to require the possession of a descending device or venting tool that is rigged and ready for use on board a vessel when harvesting or attempting to harvest, including catch and release, reef fish in state waters. A final rule hearing for barotrauma mitigation tool requirements will be presented at a future Commission meeting. Find current reef fish gear requirements at MyFWC.com/ReefFishGear.ŽSince most anglers targeting reef species already fish in federal waters on a regular basis, this will be no big deal. It will have a much greater effect on fishermen in the Keys and the Panhandle, where theres deeper water closer to shore so a lot of fishermen dont go out too far. However, there is an unintended consequence that would lead to just about every inshore angler who keeps fish for the table also needing to have a venting or descending tool. The rule will be for all reef species, regardless of where they are caught. Mangrove snapper, which are commonly caught near shore in water only a couple feet deep, are on the reef species list. So inshore anglers wanting to to harvest a mangrove snapper would be legally required to have gear meant to help return deepwater fish to the bottom „ even if theyre fishing in 18 inches of water along the bushes. The new law might even apply to land-based anglers.On the one hand, its silly to have to carry a completely unnecessary tool to comply with the law. On the other, you can get a venting tool for a couple bucks and just stash it in your tackle box.Of course, theres a third way. A well-written law that exempts anglers fishing from shore or shore-based structures, and also excludes those fishing inside the COLREGS boundaries, would resolve most of the silliness. There would still be gray areas (do you know precisely where the COLREGS line is in Boca Grande Pass?), but the absurdity of being legally required to have something you literally would never use in shallow water would be largely eliminated. By the way, if you are wondering what the heck a COLREGS line is, or just want to see where it is, go to https://bit. ly/3iudXrS. Contact Capt. Josh Olive at 941-276-9657 or Publisher@WaterLineWeekly.com. FROM THE PUBLISHER'S DESK • CAPT. JOSH OLIVE WaterLine file photoAlthough technically a reef fish,Ž mangrove snapper are commonly caught in shallow inshore waters.

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BoatingAndFishing.com € PAGE 4 € DECEMBER 8, 2022 THE FRESHEST LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM VENICE TO FORT MYERS BEACH (12/06 report) Patchy red tide is still a problem for inshore shermen. Heading north toward Palma Sola, theres better water quality along with fair numbers of all the usual suspects for this time of year. Redsh and jacks have been the most-reported catches, but trout , snook and even a few pompano are also around.ASHLEY L.ECONOMY TACKLE Sarasota 941-922-9671Some very nice kingsh have been caught in 50 to 60 feet of water. Bottom shermen are also getting some good catches of mangrove and yellowtail snapper in 80 to 110 feet. Gags have been good in 50 to 80 feet of water, mostly on live baits dropped to the bottom. INSHORE & FRESHWATER GULF & OFFSHORE BEST BET MALCOLMCOOKS SPORTLAND Venice 941-493-0025 STANENGLEWOOD BAIT HOUSE Englewood 941-475-4511 JEFFCAPT. TEDS TACKLE Port Charlotte 941-627-6800 ROBERTFISHIN FRANKS Charlotte Harbor 941-625-3888 CAMERONRIO VILLA BAIT & TACKLE Punta Gorda 941-639-7166 JOHNBAIT N WAIT Fort Myers Beach 239-466-8737 THE FISH COACH'S TIP OF THE WEEK: Unlike some of our saltwater gamesh, which have the ability to migrate long distances, fres hwater sh are stuck living here year-round. But that doesnt mean the action is consistent „ no, sir. Most local anglers who target crappie will tell you these slab-sided sunsh bite best in winter. This is a sh that really prefers cooler waters, so in summer, they seek the coolest water they can nd, which is usually the deepest spots. But in winter they spread out and feed aggressively. Crappie eat mostly small sh, so minnows are the bait of choice. Theyll also take grass shrimp, but its rare to catch one on a worm or cricket. Many shermen prefer small marabou jigs, which are cheap and come in a variety of bright colors. Chartreuse or white is generally the top pick. Like other sunsh, crappie are structure-oriented (the better to ambush minnows). In our fres hwater canals, they often utilize bridge pilings and ow-control structures. In natural waterways, downed trees are a favorite haunt. Fishing near the bottom early or late in the day usually delivers more crappie strikes. These sh have sweet white esh and are probably the best of our native freshwat er sh for the table. Theyre narrow, so the llets are quite thin (whole is probably better). You can eat them fried or fried. „ As the Fish Coach, Capt. Josh Olive oers personalized instruction on shing techniques. To book your session or for more information, go to FishCoach.net, email Josh@FishCoach.net or call 941-276-9657.(12/06 report) Snook have been reported in the backcountry and ICW, but not so much on the beaches. Anglers using soft plastics over patchy grass have been catching trout and a handful of redsh . Freshwater bass have been pretty good in most of the neighborhood ponds. Plastic worms and crankbaits will catch them. A mix of hogsh , gags and mangrove snapper has been reported around 60 to 80 feet. A few tripletail have been caught but not as many as wed like. Kingsh are uncommon as well. Ladysh have been providing lots of fun catch-and-release action around the channels and deeper grassats. (11/14 report) A few mangrove snapper and sheepshead have been caught from the Ainger Pier. Some trout have been caught around the Manasota Bridge. Out past the red tide, cobia and a mixed bag of snapper have been biting. Snook and juvenile tarpon have moved up into the creeks already, probably seeking better water quality. You should too. (12/06 report) Tailing redsh have been reported on the east side of Charlotte Harbor. Shrimp and scented soft plastics are ideal, but gold spoons or topwaters have also been known to work in these conditions. There have been a few snook mixed in with them. Snook have also been turning up on the west wall. The trout action is decent in 3 to 4 feet, preferably with grass around. Threeinch Yo-Zuris and MirrOlures have been hot. Pompano have been in the surf. Some tripletail have been caught o the beach, and if the wind stays out of the east it should get better. Few anglers have been going out bottom shing. Sharks have been eating whole ladysh or mullet. Theyve been cruising the bars and deeper holes in the middle of Harbor and Gasparilla Sound. (12/06 report) Jacks and snook have been eating on the east side, along with lots of small trout. If you want better trout, Turtle Bay and Whidden Creek have had good ones. The redsh have been under the bushes in Turtle Bay and around Useppa. Some bonnethead sharks have been scattered around the bars eating live shrimp. Kingsh , gag and big mangrove snapper have been on the ledges and hard bottom from 7 to 20 miles out. Most anglers are reporting no or very little red tide and lots of bait around. Tripletail hunters have been mostly disappointed, though. With light north or northeast winds in the forecast, it;s time to go play in the Gulf. (11/29 report) Trout in the Bokeelia area are hanging out in potholes and over deep grass. Theyve been hitting pinsh under oats or DOA shrimp. Snook , mangrove snapper and some redsh have been caught under nearby docks on live shrimp. Fish a live shiner under a oat for bass in local ponds and lakes. Live minnows are producing a few bigger bream in the North Port canals and the ponds along Kings Highway. A mixed bag of grunts and gag grouper in have been caught in 65 feet on live whitebait, pinsh and squid strips. A few stray cobia have also been reported on freelined shrimp and pinsh. Fish live shrimp on a jighead under deep docks in the Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte canals for black drum , sheepshead and snapper . Keep a topwater ready in case busting jacks move through. (09/25 report) Schooling redsh in Pine Island Sound have been spooky because too many people are chasing them instead of staying put and letting the sh come to them. Deeper grass beds have had good numbers of trout , along with ladysh , jacks and Spanish mackerel . Sharks are in the deeper cuts and rocky areas. No reports this week.The catch-and-release snook bite has been excellent around docks and mangroves. Whitebait are ne if you can nd them, but pinsh and shrimp are also catching plenty of sh. SarasotasPremierWaterSportsOut“tterSince1948 LIVE& FR O ZENBAIT AVAILABLE6018S.TamiamiTrail,Sarasota | www.economytackle.com |941-922-9671 Onestopshopfor allthings“shing, kayaking&paddling

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€ PAGE 5 € DECEMBER 8, 2022BoatingAndFishing.comPROVIDED BY THE FWCAt its Nov. 30-Dec. 1 meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved a rule amendment allowing local governments to apply for and use grant funding from the Derelict Vessel Removal Grant Program for removal of at-risk/public nuisance vessels. Currently, the FWCs Derelict Vessel Removal Grant Program allows local governments to apply for and use grant funding to remove, destroy and dispose of only derelict vessels. A vessel is considered at risk of becoming derelict if any of the following conditions exist: € The vessel is taking on or has taken on water without an effective means to dewater. € Spaces on the vessel that are designed to be enclosed are incapable of being sealed off or remain open to the elements for extended periods of time. € The vessel has broken loose or is in danger of breaking loose from its anchor. € The vessel is left or stored aground unattended in such a state that would prevent the vessel from getting underway, is listing due to water intrusion, or is sunk or partially sunk. Recent changes to Florida law provide that if a vessel owner is issued three citations within 18 months for the same at-risk condition, the vessel could be declared a public nuisance and may be removed using processes similar to the removal processes for derelict vessels. The FWC takes the quality and safety of our waterways very seriously. This change provides a means for vessels to be removed from the water before they become a danger to our public and our environment,Ž said FWC Boating and Waterways Section Leader Maj. Rob Beaton. Removing at-risk/public nuisance vessels before they become derelict will save Florida taxpayers money. Removal costs for vessels still floating are significantly lower than costs for removing sunken derelict vessels. The removal of these vessels will also help protect Floridas environment and the boating public. Derelict vessels can cause the destruction of seagrass resources, endanger marine life and pose navigational hazards. For more information regarding derelict and at-risk vessels, visit https://bit.ly/3HhdVPq. FWC to fund removal of at risk/public nuisance vessels WaterLine file photoThe FWCs new rules aim to remove more at-risk boats from public waters before they become derelicts like this one. WHERETHEPROSSHOPTOREBUILDABOATFROM MOTORTOHULL,AND EVERYTHINGINBETWEEN!WWW.MARINETRADINGPOST.COMFOURLOCATIONS:1156N.TamiamiTrail,N.Ft.Myers,FL33903(239)997-5777Hours:M-F8-6€Sat.8-5€Sun.9-3 4694NTamiamiTrail,PortCharlotte,FL33980(941)766-1044Hours:M-F8-5:30€Sat.8-5€Sun.9-3 15600SanCarlosBlvd#170,Ft.Myers,FL33908(239)437-7475Hours:M-F8-5:30€Sat.8-5€Sun.9-3 989S.AirportPullingRd.,Naples,FL34104(239)793-5800Hours:M-F8-5:30€Sat.8-5€Sun.9-3 NEWITEMavailablein20,75, 100,165&400QT DEKABATTERIESavailableinStarting,Dual Purpose,DeepCycle&JetSki Largest Selectionof MarinePartsin SWFlorida! Your Fiberglass Supply Stor e All Locations open on Sunday

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BoatingAndFishing.com € PAGE 6 € DECEMBER 8, 2022 T IDE C HARTS VENICE INLETPUNTA GORDAPLACIDAMATLACHA Saturday Low Tide 8:09 -0.4 Sunday High Tide 0:24 2.1 Low Tide 8:50 -0.3 Monday High Tide 1:10 2.1 Low Tide 9:33 -0.2 Tuesday High Tide 2:01 1.9 Low Tide 10:16 -0.2 High Tide 17:47 1.2 Low Tide 20:38 1.1 Wednesday High Tide 2:58 1.8 Low Tide 10:59 -0.0 High Tide 18:02 1.3 Low Tide 22:45 1.1 Thursday High Tide 4:02 1.6 Low Tide 11:40 0.1 High Tide 18:26 1.4 Friday Low Tide 0:20 0.9 High Tide 5:16 1.4 Low Tide 12:19 0.3 High Tide 18:51 1.5 Thursday High Tide 1:28 2.0 Low Tide 9:48 -0.4 High Tide 18:53 1.1 Low Tide 19:05 1.1 Friday High Tide 2:01 2.0 Low Tide 10:26 -0.4 Saturday High Tide 2:37 2.0 Low Tide 11:06 -0.4 Sunday High Tide 3:19 2.0 Low Tide 11:48 -0.3 High Tide 20:05 1.0 Low Tide 20:39 1.0 Monday High Tide 4:05 1.9 Low Tide 12:31 -0.2 High Tide 20:03 1.1 Low Tide 22:15 1.0 Tuesday High Tide 4:57 1.8 Low Tide 13:15 -0.2 High Tide 20:21 1.1 Low Tide 23:53 1.0 Wednesday High Tide 5:55 1.6 Low Tide 13:59 -0.0 High Tide 20:45 1.2 Thursday Low Tide 9:26 -0.4 High Tide 15:00 0.9 Low Tide 19:18 0.9 High Tide 23:17 1.7 Friday Low Tide 10:04 -0.3 High Tide 15:46 0.9 Low Tide 19:42 0.9 High Tide 23:52 1.7 Saturday Low Tide 10:43 -0.3 High Tide 16:21 0.9 Low Tide 20:23 0.9 Sunday High Tide 0:32 1.6 Low Tide 11:24 -0.3 High Tide 16:51 0.9 Low Tide 21:18 0.9 Monday High Tide 1:18 1.5 Low Tide 12:07 -0.2 High Tide 17:18 0.9 Low Tide 22:23 0.8 Tuesday High Tide 2:09 1.5 Low Tide 12:50 -0.1 High Tide 17:45 0.9 Low Tide 23:40 0.8 Wednesday High Tide 3:08 1.3 Low Tide 13:33 -0.0 High Tide 18:13 1.0 Thursday High Tide 0:58 2.0 Low Tide 9:55 -0.4 High Tide 17:10 1.1 Low Tide 19:47 1.1 Friday High Tide 1:27 2.0 Low Tide 10:33 -0.4 High Tide 17:56 1.1 Low Tide 20:11 1.1 Saturday High Tide 2:02 2.0 Low Tide 11:12 -0.4 High Tide 18:31 1.1 Low Tide 20:52 1.0 Sunday High Tide 2:42 1.9 Low Tide 11:53 -0.3 High Tide 19:01 1.0 Low Tide 21:47 1.0 Monday High Tide 3:28 1.8 Low Tide 12:36 -0.3 High Tide 19:28 1.1 Low Tide 22:52 1.0 Tuesday High Tide 4:19 1.7 Low Tide 13:19 -0.2 High Tide 19:55 1.1 Wednesday Low Tide 0:09 1.0 High Tide 5:18 1.6 Low Tide 14:02 -0.1 High Tide 20:23 1.2

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€ PAGE 7 € DECEMBER 8, 2022BoatingAndFishing.com Keep shoveling money in thereYou know the old saying: A boat is a hole in the water you pour money into. Over the past three years of owning my Nitro Z20, I would have to agree with that statement. Although some expense is self-inflicted, boats do get pricey. This past weekend was no exception to that old adage. During our clubs Lake Okeechobee season finale in Clewiston, I had the good fortune of losing two of the three batteries that power my trolling motor. When a battery goes down, the new Minn Kota trolling motors do not run. A 36-volt device needs all three batteries. It cant run on 12 or 24 volts. Fortunately, the marina is well-stocked with batteries. I bought two and lugged them down to the dock to install them. Once I got the old ones out and the new ones in, I plugged the boat up to charge the batteries and get them all up to full charge. But when I plugged in, I noticed one of the lights on my charging system didnt come on. I asked the mechanics at the marina to take a quick look. They verified the battery was good, but one of the banks in my four-bank charger was out. Now I had to get a new charging system bought and installed. I decided to wait on that until I got back home after the weekend was complete, then shop around. After doing some digging on the internet, the best charging system I can find is roughly $500 from Minn Kota. It has a 15-amp charge, which would allow me to charge the batteries a little quicker after long days on the water. Over the past two years, Ive put a lot of money into electronics for the boat. One of the devices I purchased was a Humminbird 360, which gives me a fantastic view of the bottom all around the boat. It has helped me locate things that I have fished close to, but never knew were there. Im sure you have spots that are productive, but youre not sure why. The 360 can find the reasons. The second piece of electronics I bought was the Humminbird Mega Live. This allows me to see a live picture of whatever is in front of or below me. This has shown me things that I had never seen before, like watching a bass come up and strike my lure. With both of these units, youre only buying the transducer. You can connect them to your existing head or buy another one so you can access them full-time. Well, you know me: Of course I got two more heads.Now I have three units up on the front of the boat and one at the console. The three up front are the Mega Live, the 360, and the other one I split the screen. I can stay in touch with a waypoint when I am fishing around something, and the other half of the screen gets either the down image or the side scan. All that stuff up front makes it tougher to get on the boat while the boat is on the trailer. I walk up the step that Nitro built onto their trailers, but I have to step over all the monitors so I can get to the deck. I know, I know „ I did it to myself. The electronics are all taken care of. My only expense now, other than gas and the fishing tournament entry fees, is getting that charging system replaced. Once I get that done, I hope I wont have to make another major purchase in the boat for a while. I know things go out, but all of this stuff that I have purchased is pretty new. I should be good for a while. Heres to hopefully filling up that hole in the water so I can stop pouring money into it soon. Yes, I know that money is leaking out the bottom, so it will never actually fill up „ but dont remind me of that right now, OK? Greg Bartz is a tournament bass fisherman based in Lakeland. Greg fishes lakes throughout Floridas Heartland and enjoys RV travel around the Southeast with his wife and tournament partner, Missy. Contact him at Greg.Bartz@ SummitHoldings.com. FLORIDA BASSIN € GREG BARTZ WaterLine file photoA boat can be a joy to own, but the more toys and gadgets you add, the more toys and gadgets there are to break. adn 68 -1

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BoatingAndFishing.com € PAGE 9 € DECEMBER 8, 2022 € PAGE 8 € DECEMBER 8, 2022BoatingAndFishing.com North Port fishing friends with a sailfish they caught on a fishing trip to Guatemala. Charlie Dubbaneh caught and released this Charlotte Harbor redfish. Kim Scheeler caught and released this tarpon while snook fishing in Bull Bay. Englewood Fishing Club member Hugh Laubis caught and released this trout. Jim Zahn with a chunky red snapper caught on Black Friday. WE WANT YOUR PHOTOS!Heres how it works: Take pictures of your outdoor adventures. Send your high-quality digital photos to Editor@ WaterLineWeekly.com. DO NOT send us photos of oversized or other release-only sh being poorly handled. Photos of such sh being gaed, held by the lower jaw only or obviously damaged or dead will not be published, no matter how big the sh or how proud the angler may be. FWC plans to restrict access to Babcock/WebbHere in Southwest Florida, we are lucky to have nearly 67,000 acres of public land to use at the Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area just south of Punta Gorda. The Babcock/ Webb WMA (locally known as the Webb) is Floridas oldest WMA and has a decades-long history of providing public access to a huge expanse of undeveloped public land. In the early years of the WMA, it was used predominately by hunters. But in recent years, non-hunting activities have become more and more popular. Non-hunting uses include freshwater fishing, kayaking, hiking, bicycling and wildlife viewing. Birdwatching in particular has skyrocketed in participation, largely because the Webb is home to a population of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. Thanks to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commissions management of the habitat for this bird, the Webb is probably the best place in the U.S. for birdwatchers to check this rare species off their life bird lists. The FWC works hard to manage Floridas wildlife resources. FWC staff continuously monitor our public resources. Whenever an issue is identified that could result in damage to those resources, new regulations are proposed to address the issue. Proposed regulations go through a thorough process of review and public comment before finally becoming law. The FWC manages a huge geographic area on land, in Floridas fresh waters, and in coastal salt waters. These areas are home to hundreds of species of interest. This means that there is a constant barrage of FWC news releases about proposed regulations of all sorts „ fishing rules, hunting rules, environmental rules, and more. Anyone who uses Floridas natural resources on land or at sea is well advised to keep abreast of developing issues by subscribing to FWC mailing lists. You can sign up for all of FWCs updates via email or text, or you can subscribe only to communications in your own specific areas of interest. To sign up, go to https://bit.ly/3VsR9mJ. Now I need to sheepishly admit that I am lazy. While I am subscribed to receive updates in several of the FWCs topic areas, I dont always read through all of them. Sometimes I miss something that can affect me. For example, Im an avid angler in both fresh water and salt water, but Im only a casual hunter. So I sometimes dont read all the hunting-related news releases. This is my excuse for not seeing until the last few days that the FWC is proposing changes to vehicle access to the Webb during non-hunting seasons. The proposed changes are listed under 2023-2024 hunting-related rule changesŽ in the FWCs hunting hot sheet email which published on Dec. 2. I may have missed it because even though it would be effective only during non-hunting seasons and will affect mostly non-hunters, it is lumped in under hunting-related changes.Ž The regulations are proposed to address habitat damage caused by off-highway vehicles.Ž The Webb is divided into sections. The section closest to the Tuckers Grade entrance is called the Bird Dog Training AreaŽ. This section, which includes the gun range, comprises less than a quarter of the Webb. Current regulations for non-hunting seasons allow vehicles to be driven on any named or numbered road in the Bird Dog Training Area, and on three other roads outside the Bird Dog Training Area: Tuckers Grade, Road 6, and Tram Grade. These three roads form a miles-long loop which opens up vehicle access to an area of the Webb that is larger than the Bird Dog Training Area. With very few exceptions, vehicles cannot be operated off-road at any time during non-hunting seasons. During hunting seasons, public vehicle access is greatly expanded to include all named and numbered roads in most of the WMA. During the general gun and small game hunting seasons, off-road operations are also allowed. The proposed new regulations will limit public vehicle access during non-hunting seasons to only named and numbered roads in the Bird Dog Training Area. This cuts the portion of the Webb that is vehicle-accessible to less than half of what is available today. Further, the proposed rules would also impose the same restriction during raccoon and opossum hunting season, which is the entire month of February. The bottom line is that if the proposed regulations are enacted, public vehicle access will be significantly reduced both in geographic extent and in the number of days allowed. Public access will still be available on the interior areas of the Webb if you want to hike in, or perhaps toss a bicycle over one of the locked boundary gates and then go for a ride.I have been a user of the Webb for many years. I fish the Webb, and I have hunted squirrels, doves and snipe there at various times for decades. One thing about the Webb that has always intrigued me is that each year during general gun and small game hunting seasons, off-road vehicles are allowed to make unsightly ruts, trails and tracks all over the place, including in wetland areas around the numerous flag ponds and marshes. The Webb is a wildlife management area, not a state park. State parks are managed to remain as close to a pristine condition as possible. WMAs are managed primarily to provide recreational opportunities to a variety of users without the requirement that the property remain undisturbed. So every fall, the Webb gets torn up, then the following spring and summer rainy season almost all of that damage disappears as the ruts fill in and plant life covers them up. This cycle has been repeating itself for decades. By the way, the design and operation of off-road hunting buggies is a longstanding tradition at the Webb. If you take a drive around the campground area during general gun season, you will see some amazing custom vehicles that are designed to go just about anywhere, regardless of minor inconveniences such as brush or mud or water. And some of them are designed to go off road very fast. One hunter told me that if a deer jumps up in front of his buggy and tries to outrun the vehicle, it better be able to do better than 50 mph through the palmettos. What I dont understand about the current proposal to limit public vehicle access to the Webb is how it will have any significant impact on the areas off-road areas. Off-road vehicle operations are already prohibited most of the year (general gun and small game hunting seasons total less than 60 days).While I am sure that it does happen, I have not seen many non-hunters at the Webb illegally going off-road and tearing things up outside of hunting season. So it appears to me that if approved by the FWC, that this proposal will restrict access to a very large area of public land to a very large mixed group of users, while also not having much of an impact on habitats on the WMA.Im late to the game on this discussion, but maybe not too late. The FWC is scheduled to vote on final approval of this proposal at their next meeting on Feb. 22-23. Online comments on this proposal can be made at https://bit.ly/3Uwz5Lk. I will be submitting comments. If you are a user of the Webb, you should think about doing so also. Lets go fishing! Capt. Ralph Allen runs the King Fisher Fleet of sightseeing tour boats located at Fishermens Village in Punta Gorda. He is an award-winning outdoor writer and photographer, and is a past president of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association. Contact him at 941-639-2628 or Captain@KingFisherFleet.com. AROUND CHARLOTTE HARBOR • CAPT. RALPH ALLEN WaterLine photo by Capt. Ralph AllenAn off-road hunting buggy at the Webb. Obviously these things cant be driven down the interstate, so theyre hauled in on trailers. WaterLine photos by Capt. Josh OliveCapt. Ralph enjoying a bit of backwoods light tackle fly fishing at the Webb. A southern fox squirrel photographed at the Webb. The pine lily (Lilium catesbaei) is a rare wildflower that can be found on the Babcock/Webb WMA property. A gray hairstreak butterfly (Strymon melinus) feeding on ironweed nectar at the Webb.

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BoatingAndFishing.com € PAGE 10 € DECEMBER 8, 2022 A BASIC GUIDE TO THE WATERS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LOCAL POINTS OF INTEREST: 1-Bayshore Piers, 2-Laishley Pier, 3-Ponce de Leon Park Pier, 4-The Skating Rink, 5-Alligator Creek Reef (Charlotte Harbor Reef), 6-Matlacha Bridge, 7-Sanibel Lighthouse Pier, 8-Jug Creek, 9-The Phosphate Docks, 10-Danger Reef, 11-Gallagher Cut, 12-The Tailing Flats, 13-Placida Pier / Placida Trestles, 14-Ski Alley (western cut), Rag Alley (eastern cut), 15-Tom Adams Bridge/Ainger Pier, 16-El Jobean Pier, 17-Snook Haven, 18-Venice Municipal Pier, 19-Venice Jetties. 15 14 10 5 4 18 17 13 8 7 3 16 11 6 1 Venice Venice Inlet Lyons Bay Dona Bay Roberts Bay Alligator Creek Venice Beach Nokomis Beach Caspersen Beach Blind Pass Beach L E M M M O O O N B A Y L E LEM LE M M M M M M M M M O O O N M O O N MO N B N B A BAY BAY Forked Creek & Rotonda West Gottfried Creek Rock Creek (Ainger Creek) Oyster Creek ICW #8 Buck Creek Englewood Beach Manasota Key Knight Island Don Pedro Island Little Gasparilla Island (closed) Gasparilla Island Boca Grande GA SP AR IL LA GA G G G G G G G G G GA S A SP SP A P AR AR AR AR IL RIL R IL RIL L ILLA L LA SO UN D SO S S S S S SO U SO U O UN UN D N D Placida Coral Creek Catsh Creek Whidden Creek BU B B B B B LL B B B B B B AY Y Y Y Y Y B B B B B B B B B BU U U U U L L L L L LL L L L LL L L B B B B B B B B B B A A A A A A B B B B AY A A A A A A A A Y Y Y Y Y AY Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y TU RT LE BA TU TU R U RT RT L T LE LE B EBA B AY B AY AY Y Y Y Y AY BOCA GRANDE PASS Johnson Shoals Cayo Costa Sandy Key Devilsh Key Cayo Pelau Cape Haze Point Tarpon Point North Port SARASOTA COUNTY € Blackburn Pt Boat Launch € 800 Blackburn Pt Rd, Osprey € Dallas White Park € 5900 Greenwood Ave, North Port € Higel Park € 1330 Tarpon Center Dr,Venice € Indian Mound Park € 210 Winson Ave, Englewood € Loreto Bay Access € 800 Loreto Court, Nokomis € Manasota Beach Park € 8570 Manasota Key Rd € Marine Boat Ramp Park € 301 E. Venice Ave, Venice € Marina Park € 7030 Chancellor Blvd, North Port € Nokomis Beach Park € 901 Casey Key Rd € Snook Park € 5000 E. Venice Ave, VeniceDESOTO COUNTY€ Brownville Park € 1885 NE Brownville St € Deep Creek Park € 9695 SW Peace River St € Desoto Park € 2195 NW American Legion Dr € Liverpool Park € 9211 Liverpool Rd € Nocatee € 3701 SW County Road 760 € Lettuce Lake € 8801 SW Reese StCHARLOTTE COUNTY€ Ainger Creek Park € 2011 Placida Rd, Englewood € Butterford WaterwayPark € 13555 Marathon Blvd, Port Charlotte € Darst Park € 537 Darst Ave, Punta Gorda € El Jobean Boat Ramp € 4224 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte € Harbour Heights Park € 27420 Voyageur Dr, Punta Gorda € Hathaway Park € 35461 Washington Loop, Punta Gorda € Placida Park € 6499 Gasparilla Rd, Placida € Port Charlotte Beach € 4500 Harbor Blvd, Port Charlotte € South Gulf Cove Park € 10150 Amicola St, Port Charlotte € Spring Lake Park € 3520 Lakeview Blvd, Port Charlotte Myakka Cuto Alligator Bay Tippecanoe Bay PEACE RIVER Port Charlotte Gorda Gorda Isles Charlotte Heights Cattle Dock Point Hog Island Grassy Point U.S. 41 bridges Alligator Creek Ponce Inlet Whorehouse Point THE WEST WALL THE EAST WALL Pirate Harbor Burnt Store Coral St James Two Pines Smokehouse Bay Blind Pass (not navigable) Blind Pass (closed) Little Pine Island Indian Field Matlacha Pass Punta Rassa CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER N. Captiva Island Captiva Island S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a n n n n n n n n n d York Island Regla Island Cabbage Key Captiva Shoal Part Island Patricio Island Useppa Island Jug Creek Shoal P P P P I I N N N N E E E E E E E E E E E E I I I I S S S S S S L L L A A N N N N D D D D D D S S S S S S O O O O U U N N N D D D D This map is not intended for navigational purposes. Refer to a nautical chart for navigation information. Pineland Tarpon Bay SAN CARLOS BAY SA SA AN CA CA R A R RLO LO OS BA BA A BAY Y AY Pelican Bay Placida Harbor S. Venice

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BoatingAndFishing.com € PAGE 11 € DECEMBER 8, 2022 Shutterstock photoThe raccoons were calling Florida home long before we were, so maybe we ought to learn how to share it with them. Living with raccoonsMany of the folks who transplant themselves from cities in the frozen north to subtropical suburban Florida are not prepared to deal with our local wildlife. We have snakes, bugs, frogs, bobcats, coyotes and all sorts of other creatures that insist on sharing our yards, and sometimes our homes. This is truly part of Southwest Floridas charm, but it can be hard for some of our newer arrivals to see it that way „ especially when one of our most visible mammals announces its arrival by pushing over a trash can and scattering garbage halfway down the block.Raccoons can be a big pile of trouble, but their bad rap is mostly our fault. Theyre not at all picky about what they eat, so almost any food scraps you throw out are attractive to a hungry coon. In natural surroundings, where there are no tempting trash cans to rummage through, raccoons eat a meat-based omnivorous diet. Theyre often found near water, where theyll wade belly-deep to collect crabs, crayfish, clams and insect larvae. It was once believed that raccoons produce little saliva, since theyre often seen dunking their food in water. This is now known to be untrue, and wild raccoons rarely exhibit this behavior. However, they do sometimes wet their front paws to soften the skin and increase their tactile senses. Actually, calling them paws isnt fair. Raccoons are always reaching for things and examining them without looking at them. If you watch one feeding, it will often stare directly at you while it eats. You might think its not paying attention to what its doing, but raccoon paws are very sensitive and serve almost as a second pair of eyes. Because of the way they use them, its more accurate to call them hands. In fact, the word raccoon is an Anglicization of the Powhatan Indian word arathkone, meaning he who scratches with his hands.Ž The animals we tend to have the biggest problems with are the ones that are most able to easily adapt to living near us. Raccoons definitely fall into this category: They eat our scraps or food put out for other animals, they find refuge in our attic spaces or sheds, and they easily habituate to human activity. In some older neighborhoods, generations of raccoons have grown up around people and become dependent. Their behavior is different from that of rural raccoons, and since young raccoons learn how to find food by following their mothers, a suburban coon has difficulty adapting to a life in the woods. For a raccoon well-versed in finding dinner in the wild, Florida offers a bounty. In addition to the seafood they love, coons also eat snakes, lizards, frogs, bird eggs and nestlings, grasshoppers, earthworms, blackberries, beautyberries and acorns. Theyll also raid gardens and fields for many types of fruits and veggies, with watermelons, summer squashes and sweet citrus among their particular favorites. Keeping raccoons away from your growing produce is not easy. Theyre smart, they dont scare easily ƒ and they have those clever hands.In suburban areas, coons apply those same advantages to a slightly different situation. Fortunately, our local waste management system is finally outsmarting them. The standardized green plastic bins we now use are designed to keep pests out, and they do a very good job of stumping the raccoons. Old-school metal cans were easy „ they were top-heavy, and the lids popped right off. The new bins are much more stable and have a long hinged lid that is nearly impossible to pry up if youre sitting on it.Keeping them out of the trash makes them much better neighbors, but there are other ways raccoons can be troublesome. If you put out feeders for birds or squirrels, expect to be the target of a raccoon raid (they love corn and sunflowers). And feeding cats or dogs outdoors is a great way to attract raccoons to your yard. When I was a kid, we had outdoor cats. It was a common sight to see a cat on one side of the dish and a coon on the other, both happily crunching away. But raccoons are wild animals, and as such they almost always have diseases and parasites that can be transmitted to your pets (and possibly to you). Leptospirosis, listeria, tularemia, fleas, ticks and roundworms are all carried by raccoons.A lot of people think of rabies when they think of raccoons. Its a real possibility, but there is some bad information floating around out there. If you see a coon in the daytime, that doesnt mean its rabid. Raccoons are more active at dawn and dusk, but they can be alert and moving around literally any time of day or night, especially if they have babies to feed. And a raccoon that seems fearless or aggressive is also not likely to be rabid. Thats how a rabid dog acts. According to the Human Society, a rabid raccoon can recognized by the following characteristics: A staggering gait; oblivion to noise or nearby movement; erratic wandering; a discharge from eyes or mouth; wet and matted hair on the face; a repeated high-pitched vocalization; and self-mutilation. If you see that, call animal control, but dont panic. Theres been only one recorded human death from rabies transmitted by a raccoon. Youre far more likely to be killed by a mosquito bite.Raccoons are wonderful and intriguing animals. Raccoons also have the potential to be troublemaking pests. Really, its up to you. Use coon-proof trash bins. Dont feed animals outdoors. Block off the area under your shed. If you follow just these few common-sense steps, you can enjoy watching raccoons when you see them instead of getting in another fight with Ma Nature.Capt. 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BoatingAndFishing.com € PAGE 12 € DECEMBER 8, 2022 Photo by Les BeeryKimball with a crappie caught on a popper fly. Fly fishing basicsIf youve seen anglers fly fishing from a kayak and thought That looks like funŽ „ you were right! Fly fishing is popular with anglers chasing salmon, trout, bass and panfish all over the country, and its getting popular here too. Theres a tool for every job and a fly rod for every fish, so lets look at what kayak anglers need here in Southwest Florida. We use 8 weight, 4-piece rods loaded with weight-forward floating line. Theyre comparable to a medium action spinning rod and will handle the same fish. For panfish, a smaller 5 weight should be plenty. If you plan to take on larger saltwater gamefish like tarpon, a 12 weight is more suited. The weight designation on a fly rod has nothing to do with what the actual rod weighs. It tells you what line weight the rod is designed to cast. However, rods made for heavier line must be beefier by definition.Select a rod that is lightweight and comfortable to cast but also has enough backbone to land a fish quickly before release. A wimpy rod makes for an extended battle which can kill the fish, making release futile. For beginners, we recommend matched packages from the manufacturer to keep it simple. Let your budget be your guide, but our outfits „ including rod, reel, line, backing and leader from TFO „ cost less than $200 and have lasted years. If you buy parts separately, get a reel that gives the rod balance and holds enough backing for a redfish making a long run. Most fly reels have a drag you should set light, as the line going through the guides and water creates considerable drag. Fly lines are too bulky to store more than about 100 feet on a reel, which is fine because you only need as much fly line as you can cast. If a fish runs out more line, 200 yards of 20or 30-pound braid backing will keep you connected. Fly lines come in floating and sinking versions. We like floating lines because they are easy to pick up off the water. Besides, we usually fish shallow flats and shorelines. For deeper water, try a weighted fly or a tiny splitshot ahead of the fly to get down to the fish. Youll also have choices of taper. Level taper lines are the same thickness throughout. We strongly recommend weight-forward lines. These are thicker area near the leader end, which makes them easier to cast when its windy. Some line manufacturers get gimmicky and sell species-specific lines. You can use those if you want. We dont. Youll also have color choices. Pick a fly line you can see. Bright colors work well for us. Color doesnt matter much to the fish when you use a long leader, and fly leaders are a lot longer than the leaders most anglers use with spinning tackle. Traditionalists tie leaders in graduated sizes, starting with 40-pound test at the fly line knot dropping to 10-pound test or so at the skinny end. Every knot creates a place where weeds will hang up. Even though they are a little more expensive, we prefer 1X tapered leaders 7.5 feet long. Tapered leaders dont have knots, so nothing gets hung up on them. Add 18 inches of 20to 40-pound fluorocarbon bite tippetŽ between the fly and leader for toothy or rough-jawed fish. Really toothy fish, like mackerel, require heavier 40to 60-pound bite tippet or a short piece of wire tied ahead of the fly to prevent cutoffs. So, how does this all go together? Start with tying the backing to the arbor of the reel. Wind on a couple hundred yards but leave enough space on the reel to add fly line. Tie backing to the end of the fly line with a nail knot that will slide through the guides easily. Now, wind the fly line onto the reel and connect the end of line to the thick end of the leader. Youre almost done. Tie the skinny end of the leader to your 20-pound fluorocarbon bite tippet with a surgeons knot. Attach a fly to the bite tippet with a loop knot, and its finished. The next question is which fly? The answer is to match the hatch. This was originally applied to dry fly fishing in streams, where actual flies are the prey and anything the wring size or color is ignored. But whether you are chasing brook trout in the mountains or bonefish in Grand Bahama, that advice will get you by. Note the size and color of bait in the water, and pick something that looks like that. Around here, its hard to beat a weedless shrimp pattern. Shrimp flies sink slowly and are a good choice on grass flats. Another favorite is a Clouser. They come in assorted colors and have lead eyes, so they sink quickly. Retrieve either of these flies with 6to 12-inch strips (not rod twitches) and vary the speed. Along mangroves, where a tricky cast into a difficult spot is required, we like weedless crab patterns and fish them where they land as they sink to the bottom. For fresh water, we like to use a mouse fly or a popping bug that resembles a frog. In the spring, bass love popping bugs. For the smaller panfish, well go to a foam spider or beetle. So, theres a few basic concepts to help kayak anglers get into fly fishing. A word of caution, though: It can be habit forming, leading to a psychological dependence on fly fishing. Remember, one fish landed on a fly rod equals 10 on spinning gear „ if youre keeping score. Kimball and Les Beery, authors of the waterproof Anglers Guide to Shore Fishing Southwest FloridaŽ and Anglers Guide to Kayak Fishing Southwest Florida,Ž contribute these columns to promote the excellent fishing available in Southwest Florida. Their books are available at most tackle shops in the area, AnglerPocketGuides.com, or Amazon as a download or hard copy. 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€ PAGE 13 € DECEMBER 8, 2022BoatingAndFishing.com WaterLine file photoJust having the ability to cast wont make you a great fly fisherman, but if you cant get the fly in front of the fish without spooking it, its going to be tough to catch anything. Learning to be a better fly casterThanksgiving and Black Friday are behind us and were now on the downhill slide to Christmas. If you are reading this column the day it comes out, I want to remind you that you have only 17 days of shopping left. Get with it and go buy me something! I have an early Christmas gift for you this year in the form of a fishing tip. One size fits all, so dont even think about returning it. Instead, work on it, use it and catch more fish. The last two clients I had out on the boat this week had more than one casting problem in common. But one of these problems stood out above the others: They were making too many false casts. False casting is keeping the flyline in the air during your back cast and forward cast over and over, without allowing the line or fly to touch the water in the form of a presentation. When we first start out fly fishing, its a common practice to make too many false casts. Its natural: You havent quite got the mechanics of the cast down. But once you get past that point, you need to settle with all the false casts. For some people, excessive false casting happens because theyre trying make each cast better than the last. Others just dont realize its a problem. But one of the best ways to take your fly fishing (and catching) to the next level is to force yourself to minimize your false casting on the water. Save it for practicing on the lawn and casting competitions. I dont remember when I decided to cut down on my false casts, or if it was even a conscious decision, but I can tell you it will help you become a better caster and fisherman when you are able to do so. Have you ever said to yourself, to a guide or fishing buddy, I should have let that last one go?Ž I heard it several times the last couple of days. Of course, it always came after several false casts and a poor presentation. My comment was, You should have let it go three casts ago.Ž False casting along with other casting faux pas are easy to correct. There is no reason to panic or get frustrated and give up. Just give yourself some time to work the kinks out. Heres a little added bonus to your Christmas gift: Learn to shoot line on your back cast, and it will be much easier to get rid of excessive false casting.Really, the better and more confidently you cast, the less youll feel the need to make excessive false casts. So practice. Work on a different skill every day for just 15 or 20 minutes (twice a day is even better, if you have the time). Even experienced casters (including me) need a trip back to basics once in a while to help clean the rust up from not fishing „ and bad habits we fall back into while we are fishing. Start with your basic pick-up-andlay-down cast (35 or 40 feet). Really pay attention to the loop size, the direction and trajectory of the back cast. Make sure its going where it needs to go. Remember the 180-degree rule: The back cast should go directly opposite of where the forward cast is supposed to go. Its much easier to make a clean, efficient forward cast if you make a good back cast. Next, make a newly improved back cast and slip a little line to extend it. Then make the forward cast (no hauling) and shoot the line to a target 45 or 50 feet away. After doing that several times, try it using the haul to the same distance and target. (When you practice your casting, always cast to a target to work on accuracy.) Now turn a quick 180 and present your back cast to the target. Change up the distances when you want to and also change your angles from the target if you have the room in your yard. Also, cast the same drill sidearm and from as many angles as you can. Youll find that going over your skills in the yard will really translate when you get back on the water. If you want more help reducing your false casts or any other casting problem, give yourself a Christmas present. Fixing casting problems is a specialty of mine. Call me and we can get together on the water or on the lawn and work them out. It just takes a little productive practice to build muscle memory, which comes with repetition of the proper mechanics. Stay fly. Capt. Rex Gudgel is a fly fishing guide in the Boca Grande area and an International Federation of Fly Fishers Master Certified casting instructor. If youd like to take casting lessons, book a trip or just need more fly fishing info, contact him at 706-254-3504 or visit BocaGrandeSlamFlyFishing.com or CastWithRex.com. 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BoatingAndFishing.com € PAGE 14 € DECEMBER 8, 2022 WaterLine file photoIf the fishermen on your list targets trout and redfish, this rod is the wrong one. Its wise to snoop a little before choosing fishing gear for somebody else. Fishing tackle as a gift (For him or for her)Its a plain fact that fishing is a male-dominated pastime. Thats not to say women shouldnt fish „ theres been a trend of more and more women fishing, and I think thats great. Women can be just as good or better anglers, and they almost always learn the skills more quickly. Still, there are a lot of fishermen out their whose wives and/or girlfriends dont fish at all. And thats OK „ except when one of these non-fishing women want to get their guy fishing tackle as a gift. For them, walking into a well-stocked tackle shop must be a lot like a man walking into a womens shoe store. Why are there so many different kinds of (fishing rods, black pumps)? How come all these (lures, sandals) look the same? Why does that (reel, leopard-print stiletto) cost three times as much as the one next to it? The reasons behind such mysteries are obvious to those in the know and utterly baffling to an outsider. Someone who doesnt fish should never buy tackle for an angler „ not, at least, without doing a bit of researchŽ first. At Fishin Franks, we give the following advice, which is equally valid if you go somewhere else to buy gear: Snoop. Look through your husbands tackle box or bag and see if you can find some brand names. Check his rods and reels and write down brands (and model numbers, if you can find them). Better yet, snap a few close-up photos with your cellphone. Does he ever talk about the kinds of fish he catches, or where he goes fishing? If he fishes from a boat, what size and kind? With these clues, we can figure out his methods and recommend equipment that will suit what hes already doing. If your snooping nets you no useful information, you can always try asking. Its tough to be subtle about this, but maybe you can get him when hes half-asleep (maybe when hes sleep-walking from the recliner back to the bedroom). Sometimes subtlety isnt needed. If you just flat-out ask, at least hell have the joy of anticipation. Most tackle shops offer gift certificates, which are a great option if you prefer to keep the present a surprise but arent sure what your angler would like. On the flip side, fishing guys who are trying to get their gals more involved in angling are ill-advised to just buy her a rod and reel. There are a couple reasons: First, if you buy it and bring it home, youre going to be the one who teaches her how to use it. Thats a mistake, and will probably lead to her not wanting to fish. Instead, bring her with you to the tackle shop, where she can learn the basics from someone shes not emotionally involved with. Its very difficult for a woman to learn something from her husband without feeling like shes being yelled at. Its just basic psychology. Second, if you let her choose the gear, shell feel more involved „ more empowered „ and that will make her more likely to want to fish with you. She might feel self-conscious using pink line, or maybe shell find it hard to cast with a 7-foot rod. You wont know that, though, unless you let her choose the equipment herself. Of course, if she already fishes, thats a very different situation. In that case, you can probably just upgrade her gear.Fishing tackle, whether its a new rod and reel or a couple lures as stocking stuffers, really is one of those gifts thats keeps giving „ but only if it actually gets used. Thats why its so important to know youre getting someone gear that theyll like and fish with. If youre in any doubt, bring them into your favorite local tackle shop with you and pick something out together. That way theyll have something thats just perfect for them, and thats definitely not a bad thing. Robert Lugiewicz is the longtime manager of Fishin Franks (4200 Tamiami Trail Unit P, Charlotte Harbor) and a co-host of Radio WaterLine every Saturday from 7 to 9 a.m. on KIX 92.9 FM. Contact him at 941-625-3888. ANGLING 101 • ROBERT LUGIEWICZ

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€ PAGE 15 € DECEMBER 8, 2022BoatingAndFishing.com OUTDOOR NEWS BULLETIN BOARD If you have an event you want included in the Outdoor News Bulletin Board, email it to Editor@WaterLineWeekly.com Notice: All links in the Bulletin Board must be typed out exactly as shown, including upper and lower case letters.ENGLEWOOD FISHING CLUB MEETSThe Englewood Fishing Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Rotonda Community Center (646 Rotonda Circle, Rotonda West). This month the club will host Fishin Frank, the owner of Fishin Franks Bait & Tackle in Port Charlotte. His topic will be using a castnet for bait and current fishing conditions. Visitors are welcome. Everyone attending is encouraged to bring a item of non-perishable food to share with local food pantries. We also support Toys For Tots and encourage a bringing a new unwrapped toy to the meeting to support this worthy cause. Visitors are welcome. For more info, visit EnglewoodFishingClub.net. EL JOBEAN MAINTENANCEScheduled maintenance and repairs began Dec. 1 at El Jobean Fishing Pier, El Jobean Boat Ramp, and Butterford Waterway. The affected locations will remain open during work. Patrons are asked to use caution around the area. All maintenance and repairs are anticipated to be completed within 60 days. For more info, contact Lacey.Solomon@ CharlotteCountyFL.gov.TAKE PHOTOS, WIN CASHThe Peace River Audubon Society is holding a photo contest. Photos of birds, natural scenery or fauna may be submitted until Dec. 10. This is your chance to show off your Florida photography. Everyone is welcome to enter. Overall best prize will be $200. The top bird, scenery, and wildlife prize will each be awarded $100. Entry and payment for the photo contest is online at PeaceRiverAudubon.org/photo-contest. A $25 per person entry fee covers four photos and a one-year membership to Peace River Audubon Society. Renewed PRAS members may participate with a $5 fee per entry.WALKING IN THE SWAMPGo wading with The Friends of Fakahatchee and park biologist Mike Owen, who has led more than 500 swamp walks during his long tenure. Biologist Swamp Walks into the heart of the Fakahatchee Preserve (137 Coast Line Dr, Copeland, Fla.) will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 10. These long swamp walks can be strenuous at times. Swamp walkers will wade in cool water up to thigh deep for a few hours, observing the protected wildlife and plants and contributing data for ongoing research. Long pants and lace-up shoes are required for this adventure. Cost is $120 per person. To register for this and other Friends of the Fakahatchee events, go to https://bit.ly/3FhBm97.WALK WITH AUDUBONThe Peace River Audubon Society will host a walk at Amberjack Environmental Park (6250 Gasparilla Pines Blvd., Placida) at 8 a.m. Dec. 13. The group will walk two trails that lead to separate boardwalk decks at Lemon Lake, approximately 3 miles round trip. They are havens for several species of wading birds, including great blue herons, glossy ibis, roseate spoonbills, snowy egrets and migrating ducks. All walks are free and open to the public. Please join us. For more info, go to PeaceRiverAudubon.org.HELP CLEAR CANAL DEBRISThe city of Punta Gorda has asked the Punta Gorda/ Charlotte Harbor Boaters Alliance to spearhead a project to identify floating and submerged debris in canals. Volunteers with boats and sonar units are needed to assist in this effort. Each boat will need an operator and an assistant. If you are interested, go to the Boaters Alliance web page (boat2puntagorda.org) to sign up, and plan to attend a meeting at 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association to plan and launch this effort.PEACE RIVER AUDUBON HOLIDAY POTLUCKYou are invited to our Peace River Audubon Societys holiday potluck dinner and program, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the First Alliance Church (20444 Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte). Bring a dish to share with your place setting. The speaker will be Charlotte County Water Manager Brandon Moody. All PRAS events are free and open to the public. EXPLORE SHAMROCK PARKJoin Florida Master Naturalist Kate Borduas and the Mangrove Chapter of the Native Plant Society at 9 a.m. Dec. 17 for a nature walk at Shamrock Park & Nature Center (3900 Shamrock Drive, Venice). This park is the remnant of a once vast stretch of coastal scrub, and is home to a small family of endangered Florida scrub jays. Shamrock Park is an excellent example of how managed fire is essential to maintaining a native scrub plant habitat in a developed area. Meet at the Nature Center. For info, email mangrovechapter@fnps.org.STROLLING AT SUNSETJoin Dave and Linda Manley and the Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 28 for a sunset stroll at Shamrock Park & Nature Center (3900 Shamrock Drive, Venice). The park has a 1.2-mile paved trail that winds through the central portion of the park and a demonstration garden featuring Florida-friendly plants. Part of the trail is beside the Venice Waterway, where dolphins and manatees are seen occasionally. Meet at the Nature Center. For info, email mangrovechapter@fnps.org.PEACE RIVER PADDLINGJoin a guided kayaking trip on the Peace River. Free if you bring your own kayak, or rent equipment for $30 per person. Paddle with an experienced guide and explore remote areas of the Peace River. These trips are intended to be easy paddling for everyone to have fun, meet people with similar interests, and enjoy the outdoors. We paddle from 9 to 11 a.m. each Tuesday if weather permits. Meet at Nav-A-Gator (9700 SW Riverview Circle, Arcadia) 30 minutes prior to departure. Sign up by calling Steve Burroughs 813-857-4634. Trips are provided by KayakEcoTours.com.LANDSCAPE GRANTS FOR HOMEOWNERSDue to plant loss from Hurricane Ian, the Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society is expanding its landscape grants to include private homeowners as well as public clubhouses, businesses, and non-profit entryways. These grants are meant to enhance or replace gardens with Florida native plants within our Chapter boundaries (Englewood, Venice, North Port, and Port Charlotte). Grants are limited up to $100 for private homes and up to $500 for public groups, per grant request. The private grant is available for this grant cycle only. For further information or to apply for a grant, download the grant application from http://bit.ly/3fYZqnc. Completed applications may be returned by email or snail mail; addresses are on the application.WEATHER DATA FROM MARKER 2The Punta Gorda & Charlotte Harbor Boaters Alliance, in partnership with Americas Boating Club Peace River, announce the installation of weather sensors on Peace River Marker Light Two, providing boaters with near real-time wind, temperature, and pressure reports. The Marker 2 weather sensors are in addition to weather sensors already in place on Peace River Marker 4. The weather reports from both lights update every 15 minutes and can be accessed through the Boaters Alliance website at https:// bit.ly/3ab47Hr. 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LOCAL BOATING SAFETY PROGRAMS GROUPER FISH STOCKA clip-n-save seafood recipe provided by2 tbsp unsalted butter 2 medium onions , very thinly sliced 4 stalks celery , very thinly sliced 2 medium carrots , very thinly sliced 2 dried bay leaves 1/4 cup chopped parsley 6 to 8 sprigs fresh thyme 2 tbsp black peppercorns 1 large or 2 small grouper or snapper heads (split lengthwise, gills removed, and rinsed clean of any blood) 2-1/2 to 3 lbs grouper or snapper frames (bones), cut into 2-inch pieces and rinsed clean of any blood 1/4 cup dry white wine 2 quarts very hot or boiling water Kosher or sea salt Melt butter in a heavy 8-quart stockpot over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, carrots, bay leaves, parsley, thyme, and peppercorns and cook, stirring frequently, 8 min. until the vegetables become very soft without browning. Place sh head(s) on the vegetables and stack sh frames evenly on top. Pour in wine, cover tightly, and let bones sweat for 10 to 15 min. Add enough very hot or boiling water to just barely cover the bones. Stir once gently and allow to simmer 10 min. uncovered. Skim o any white foam that comes to the surface. Remove pot from stove, stir again, and allow to steep 10 min. Strain through a ne-mesh strainer, season lightly with salt. Use immediately as base for sh chowder or chill as quickly as possible. Keep refrigerated for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 2 months. „ Recipe adapted from Epicurious.com TO LIST YOUR BOAT, CALL 941-429-3110 B OATERS’ B ARGAINS2020 BOSTON WHALER 230 VANTAGE W/ MERC. 300 VERADO (V8) 240 HOURS OPTIONS: HARD TOP, PREMIUM AUDIO, FULL SEA DEC FLOORING, COCKPIT & BOW CVR, 12Ž SIMRAD, TRIM TABS, $142,000 CALL TIM 401-413-9547 OR TIM. 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BoatingAndFishing.com € PAGE 16 € DECEMBER 8, 2022 A clip-n-save seafood recipe provided by2 grouper llets 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 2 tomatoes , chopped 2 fresh jalapeño peppers , sliced into rings 8 sprigs cilantro Salt and ground black pepper to tasteLay grouper llets in a glass baking dish. Drizzle olive oil and lime juice evenly over the sh. Season with salt and pepper. Allow to sit at room temperature for 1 hour. Transfer grouper to a non-stick skillet and pour the lime juice mixture over the sh. Scatter the tomatoes, jalapeños, and cilantro over the llets. Cook over medium heat for about 6 minutes per side. Serves 2.„ Recipe from FishRecipe.org A clip-n-save seafood recipe provided by12 larg e blue crabs 1 cup beer 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground white pepper 1 tsp sugar 1 red chili , julienned 1 tbsp coriander 1 tbsp julienned scallion Clean crabs. Pull top shells of crabs and remove feathery lungs. Rinse. Twist o claws and crack. Cut crabs in half. Marinate crabs with salt, pepper and sugar in a ameproof bowl for 30 minutes. Pour in three-quarters of the beer then steam covered for 15 minutes. Pour in remaining beer, cover and leave for a few more minutes. Remove from heat and garnish with chili, coriander and scallion. Serves 4.„ Recipe adapted from All-Fish-Seafood-Recipes.com State and federal regulations for Southwest Florida waters as of Dec. 5, 2022. Bag limits are per harvester per day. Other limits may apply. For full rules, visit MyFWC. com/shing and GulfCouncil.org/shing_regulations. Annual $17, 5-year $79. If you sh from shore or shore-based structures in salt water only , the license is free but still required. An annual combo license for both freshwater and saltwater shing is $32.50. If you are a Fla. resident 65 or older, your drivers license or ID card replaces your shing license. State Reef Fish Survey, land-based shark permit and tarpon tags still required. 3 days $17, 7 days $30, annual $47. Free shore shing license not available for nonresidents. (required to harvest red or vermilion snapper; gag, red or black grouper; amberjack; almaco jack; triggersh) (see note 14) : No charge (required to target or harvest sharks from shore or shore-based structures): No charge; see https://bit.ly/2NgBe9L for more info. (required only when a license is required): Snook $10, lobster $5 No size limits. Bag limit in state waters 100 pounds. Bag limit in federal waters 20. Notes: 9,11,14 34Ž min. Bag limit 1. Open May 1-31 and Sept. 1-Oct. 31. Notes: 1,3,4,5,7,9,14 Slot 14Ž to 22.Ž Aggregate bag limit 5. Notes: 1,4,5,7,9,14 Collier and Monroe counties : Slot 15Ž to 36.Ž Bag limit 2 (max. 6 per vessel; may possess one over 36Ž per vessel). Notes: 1,5,18 „ Other areas: No size limit. Bag limit 100 pounds. Notes: 18 Slot 14Ž to 24Ž (may possess 1 over 24Ž). Bag limit 5. Notes: 5,7,8,18 10Ž min. Bag limit 100 pounds. Notes: 2,4,5,7,9 No size limits. Bag limit 2 per harvester or 10 per vessel, whichever is greater . Notes: 18 12Ž min. Bag limit 10. Notes: 1,5,18 No size limit. Bag limit 100. Notes: 18 36Ž min. Bag limit 1 (max. 2 per vessel). Notes: 1,5 14Ž min. Bag limit 5. Season closed Oct. 15-Nov. 30. Notes: 2,5,7,8,18 24Ž min. Bag limit 2. Season open June 1-Dec. 31. Notes: 2,3,4,5,7,9,10,14 24Ž min. Bag limit 4. Notes: 2,3,4,5,7,9,10,14,15 Limited harvest begins March 1, 2023, in state waters. Go to https://bit. ly/3hFL8Fr for details. Illegal to target in federal waters. 20Ž min. Bag limit 2. Season closed in state and federal waters through Dec. 31. Notes: 2,3,4,5,7,9,10,14,15 16Ž min. Bag limit 4. Notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10,15 No size limits. Bag limit 4. Notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10 No size limits. Bag limit 1 per vessel. Notes: 2,3,4,5,7,9,10 20Ž min. Bag limit 4. Notes: 2,3,4,5,7,9,10,15 No size limits. Bag limit 4. Notes: 2,3,4,5,7,9,10,15 14Ž min. Bag limit 5. Notes: 1,4,5,7,9 24Ž min. Bag limit 3. Notes: 1,5 12Ž min. Bag limit 15. Transfer to other vessels at sea prohibited. Notes: 1,5 No size limits. Bag limit 10 (max. 60 per vessel; no vessel limit on charters). Notes: 3,5 No size limits. Bag limit 50 (maximum 100 per vessel) Feb. 1-Aug. 31. Bag limit 50 (maximum 50 per vessel) Sept. 1-Jan. 31. Limit aggregate both species and also applies to bait mullet. Possession of striped mullet prohibited in Punta Gorda 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Nov. 1-Feb. 29 (see http://bit.ly/urExej). Slot 11Ž to 22Ž; limit 2 (over 22Ž: Bag limit 1; max. 2 per vessel). See http://bit.ly/2R7CcKz for rules in Special Permit Zone. Spearshing legal in federal waters. Notes: 1,5,6,7,18 11Ž min. Bag limit 6. Notes: 1,5,6,7,18 24Ž min. Bag limit 2 (maximum 2 per vessel). Notes: 1,5,6,7,18 No size limits. Bag limit 100 pounds. Notes: 4,5,7,9 Slot 18Ž to 27.Ž Bag limit 1 (max. 2 per vessel) . O-the-water transport limit 4 per person. Illegal to harvest or possess in federal water. Notes: 2,3,5,6,7,8 63Ž min. from tip of lower jaw to center of fork. Bag limit 1. May not be removed from the water except to harvest. Notes: 5,6,16 Slot 15Ž to 19Ž (one sh over 19Ž allowed per vessel). Bag limit 3. Notes: 2,3,5,6,7,18 54Ž min. (sharpnose and bonnethead exempt). 78Ž min. hammerhead (great, smooth and scalloped). No harvest of mako sharks until further notice. For prohibited species see http://bit.ly/2Qf3hdk. Bag limit 1 per vessel (1 per harvester for sharpnose and bonnethead). Inline circle hooks required. HMS permit required to target or harvest. Notes: 1,5,6,7,8,16 54Ž min. for bull, nurse, spinner, common thresher, blue, oceanic whitetip. No size limit for sharpnose, blacknose, blacktip, bonnethead, netooth and smooth dogsh. Harvest of shortn mako temporarily closed. Species not listed are prohibited. Bag limit 1 (max. 2 per vessel). No-cost permit required for shore-based shark shing; see https://bit.ly/2NgBe9L for more info. Inline circle hooks required. Notes: 1,5,6,7,8 12Ž min. Bag limit 8 (max. 50 per vessel in March & April). Notes: 2,5,7,18 No size limits. Bag limit 10. Notes: 4,5,7,9,13 Slot 12Ž to 30.Ž Bag limit 10 if under 30.Ž (Over 30Ž: Bag limit 2, max. 2 per vessel.) Fish over 30Ž not included in aggregate 10 snapper limit. Notes: 2,4,5,7,9,13 12Ž min. Bag limit 10. Notes: 2,4,5,7,9,13 10Ž min. Bag limit 5. Notes: 2,4,5,7,13 8Ž min. Bag limit 20. Season closed Nov. 15 Dec. 31. Notes: 2,4,5,7,9,11,12 8Ž min. Bag limit 100 pounds. Season closed until Jan 1. Notes: 2,4,5,7,12 18Ž min. Bag limit 5. Notes: 2,4,5,7,9,13 16Ž min. Bag limit 2. Recreational season open Nov. 25-27. Notes: 2,3,4,5,7,9,13,14 10Ž min. Bag limit 10. Notes: 2,4,5,7,9,13 10Ž min. Bag limit 10. Notes: 2,4,5,7,9,11,14,12 12Ž min. Bag limit 10. Notes: 2,4,5,7,9,13 Closed thru Nov. 30 from 27°04.727 N (near the Venice Airport) south to Vanderbilt Beach Road in Collier County (26°15.255 N). Slot 28Ž to 33.Ž Bag limit 1. Season closed Dec., Jan., Feb., May, June, July and Aug. $10 snook permit required to harvest when license is required. Notes: 2,3,5,6,7,8,18 Bag limit 1 per year. Tag required to harvest or possess (legal only for IGFA record). Fish over 40Ž may not be removed from water except to harvest. For Boca Grande rules, see http://bit.ly/2xY6mXA. Notes: 6,7,8,18 15Ž min. Bag limit 1. Season open March 1-May 1 & Aug. 1-Dec. 31. Notes: 1,4,5,7,11,14 18Ž min. Bag limit 2. Hook and line gear only. Notes: 2,5,6,7,8,18 No size limits. Bag limit 2. Notes: 5 Kill on sight. No size or bag limits. Bag limit 100 pounds or two sh, whichever is more: Catsh, cero mackerel, croaker, grunts, ladysh, little tunny (bonita), jack crevalle, pinsh, porgies, sand bream, sand trout, silver trout, spadesh, Spanish sardine, stingray, threadn, whiting, etc. See https://bit.ly/2HHkTpQ for more. It is unlawful to harvest, possess, land, purchase, sell or exchange Nassau grouper, sawsh, Atlantic angel shark, basking shark, bigeye sand tiger shark, bigeye sixgill shark, bigeye thresher shark, bignose shark, Caribbean reef shark, Caribbean sharpnose shark, dusky shark, Galapagos shark, lemon shark, longn mako shark, narrowtooth shark, night shark, silky shark, sand tiger shark, sandbar shark, sevengill shark, sixgill shark, smalltail shark, spiny dogsh, whale shark, white shark, tiger shark, greater, scalloped and smooth hammerhead shark, manta ray, devil ray, spotted eagle ray, longbill spearsh, Mediterranean spearsh, sturgeon. Angelsh, basslets, batsh, blennies, brotulas, burrsh, butterysh, cardinalsh, clingsh, cornetsh, cowsh, cubbyu, damselsh, lesh (except unicorn), frogsh, gobies, hamlets, hawksh, hi-hat, jackknife sh, jawsh, moray eels, parrotsh, pipesh, porksh, seahorses, sharpnose puer, sleepers, snake eels, soldiersh, surgeonsh, sweepers, tangs, toadsh, triggersh (except gray and oceanic), trumpetsh, trunksh, wrasses (except common hogsh), yellow stingray. Organisms must be kept alive until landed. A recreational saltwater shing license is required. It is illegal to sell animals collected under a recreational license. For bag and size limits, and for a list of invertebrate species, see http://bit.ly/32oexeF.Visit http://bit.ly/10nYJQr for full rules. 9Ž min. Bag limit 25. Notes: 5 17Ž max. Bag limit 2 (may possess 1 over 17Ž). Notes: 5 No size limits. Bag limit 25. Must be released immediately if caught in public waters. No minimum size. Bag limit 5. Only one sh can be over 16Ž. (Tournaments may apply for an exemption permit allowing participants to weigh multiple sh over 16Ž.) Notes: 5 Max. 24.Ž Aggregate bag limit 20 (may possess 6 over 24Ž). Notes: 5 No size limits. Aggregate bag limit 50 for bluegill, redear sunsh (shellcracker), ier, longear sunsh, mud sunsh, shadow bass, spotted sunsh (stumpknocker), warmouth and redbreast sunsh. No size or bag limits. Keep and eat or otherwise destroy. May not be transported alive; can be used as live bait only where caught. No size or bag limits on bown, pickerel, catsh and gar (except alligator gar). Alligator gar, grass carp, sturgeon. No local harvest. For harvest areas and seasons, see http://bit.ly/2xG4gw3. No size limits. Bag limit 10 gallons. Harvest of egg-bearing females prohibited. All traps must be registered. For trap rules, see http://bit.ly/2YULXzf. Saltwater license required to harvest in fresh water. Min. size 1Ž thick at hinge. Bag limit 5 gallons (max. 10 gallons per vessel) in shell. Notes: 17 Min. size 3.Ž Bag limit 20 gallons (max. 20 gallons per vessel) in shell. Season closed July-Sept. Notes: 17 No size limit. Bag limit 5 gallons (max. 5 gallons per vessel) heads on. Min. size 3Ž carapace (measured in water). Bag limit 6 per harvester (12 in sport season, except in Monroe County and Biscayne Park). Sport season open last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July; regular season open Aug. 6-March 31. Harvest of egg-bearing females prohibited. $5 lobster permit required to harvest when license is required. Notes: 5,18 Min. claw size 2-7/8Ž. Illegal to possess whole crab. Bag limit 1 gallon (max. 2 gallons per vessel). Season open Oct. 15-May 1. Harvest of egg-bearing females prohibited. See http://bit.ly/32lLkkg for measuring method and trap info. Notes: 18 Queen conch, calico scallop, horseshoe crab. Measured fork length (the straight-line distance from most forward part of the head with mouth closed to the center of the tail). Measured total length (the straight-line distance from the most forward part of the head with mouth closed to the farthest tip of the tail, with the tail squeezed together while the sh is lying on its side). Bag limit zero for captain and crew of for-hire vessels on paid trips. Reef sh gear rules apply. Anglers must use inline circle hooks when using natural baits, and must possess a dehooking device. Venting tool not required. Must be landed whole. Illegal to possess in or on the water, or on any land-based structure where shing is allowed, if beheaded, sliced, divided, lleted, ground, skinned, scaled or deboned. Removal of gills and internal organs OK. Cannot be used as cut bait. Harvest by spear, gig or bow prohibited. Use of multiple hooks (more than one point on a common shank) in conjunction with natural bait prohibited. Harvest by snatching prohibited. Reef sh; illegal to use as bait in federal waters. In state waters, legal-size reef sh may be used as bait but must remain whole and count against the bag limit. Included in aggregate 4 grouper bag limit. Included in 20-sh reef sh aggregate bag limit in federal waters (includes vermilion snapper, lane snapper, almaco jack, gray triggersh and all tilesh species).Not included in aggregate 10 snapper limit. Included in aggregate snapper bag limit of 10 sh. Participation in State Reef Fish Survey required to harvest. See https://bit.ly/3hPpayw. Closed Feb. 1-March 31 in federal waters outside 20-fathom break only. HMS permit required to target or harvest in federal waters; see http://bit.ly/2R5mFe8. No harvest from 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minute before sunrise. See https://bit.ly/3paY8rz for maps and daily closed/open status of harvest zones. State rules apply in federal waters. F