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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - December 15, 1977, Venice, FloridaSlim coast gondolier vol. 33, no. 92 a 54 pages second class postage paid at Venice Florida 33595 Tel. 813 484-2611 thursday dec. 15,1977 published twice weekly�?15c \ of a.  5 of j a 75. �?~7 trouble for topless sex zone Law i / a Quot a a 7�?T&Quot if m., a y a a a Vogt a a Quot a i a a a it. V it Quot Quot if a v Al a of. A a comin to town a with Christmas less than a week away a watchful Eye turned skyward might catch a glimpse of Santa and his Sleigh. This group is earthbound however of an attractive Lawn decoration. Photo by Sandy Gray Caspersen Beach Sale pushed by Sheri Bridges Sun coast gondolier news editor talk about the future of Caspersen Beach surfaced again tuesday when the chairman of a local environmental group told the Sarasota county commission that the waterfront property should be sold to the state. William Moomaw speaking As head of the Dona and Roberts Bay environmental society Dar Bestold the Board the Beach is not being properly maintained under county oper Tion and suggested the state has the funds to better manage the area. A it is questioned whether the county is Able to develop this property and maintain it near its natural state a Moomaw said. A the present development of steel barriers and unsightly parking lots is not in keeping with maintaining the the environmental society chairman pointed out the states a excellent management of Parks a represented by the Muakka and Oscar Scherer recreation areas. A it appears the county is not Able to correctly develop Caspersen because it does no to Yule lights missing yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus but he May have trouble spotting Venice this Christmas As he travels overhead in his Sleigh. For the first time in Many years. West Venice Avenue is not bedecked with brightly coloured Christmas lights. The oversized Christmas cards that line the Avenue stand out As the Only Holiday decoration furnished this year by the City. The cards plainly visible in the Daylight hours Are lost in the darkness at night and West Venice Avenue then loses its Holiday flavor. An inquiry at City Hall turned up the information that the Holiday lights from earlier years have such bad wiring they Are unsafe. And because of its tight budget the Venice City Council refused to authorize the expense of replacing the lights so downtown Venice must remain in darkness unless some Benefactor materializes to subsidize the expense of new Safe lighting. Have the administrative capability for this size area the capital funds nor the necessary operating funds to maintain it properly without undue Burden to the taxpayer the policing capability by the county sheriff As he himself has indicated is not adequate. Nor do we feel the Ceta comprehensive employment training act program will be Able to properly police the area and will not be a permanent solution a Moomaw continued. He expressed Darbest co Currence with the South county league of women voters recommendations for the unspoiled property. The Lea a has suggested that the existing Road be moved to the East to preserve the dunes that parking lots be constructed and that a narrow path be placed along the relocated Road for Bike riders and pedestrians. But Moomaw admitted his familiarity with the financial encumbrances of such development and with the county a tight budget. For that reason he said title to the property should be sold to the state. A we think that when people learn what development and maintenance is going to Cost them they wont want the county to keep it a he added. Several months ago the state offered to investigate the possibility of purchasing Casp sen but no negotiations or discussions have been entered into. The beaches future has since been in a state of limbo As some commissioners Are rumoured to continued on Page by Craig Nelson Sun coast gondolier staff writer sex oriented business and adult entertainment establishments will face closer regulation As a result of action taken tuesday by the Sarasota county commission. The Board passed an ordinance that will change existing zoning regulations which do not differentiate Between sex oriented businesses and others restricted to adults Only. This amended Law will allow such businesses to define themselves in order not to violate existing state statutes on obscene literature and pornography. A we have not attempted to define sex in any of its various forms or varieties a Douglas James county planning director explained about the ordinance. A we Are not attempting through this amendment to regulate the Content of books movies and nightclub acts but rather we Are trying to regulate the land use related aspects of these As Well As other concern Over this Type of establishment was generated by residents of the Gulf Gate area who circulated petitions opposing Blac friars a nude dancing nightclub operating there. Though representatives of the club attended the Public hearing on the proposed ordinance they made no comments. On the other hand representatives from several property owners associations were in attendance to voice their support of the ordinance. A spokesman for the 1,100-member Gulf Gate Community association said his organization wanted to a strongly go on record in favor of the proposed As a result of the new Law adult entertainment establishments will be allowed Only by special exception in the commercial intensive cd District and prohibited in commercial neighbourhood general and Highway interchange districts. The ordinance also restricts these establishments from operating within 1,000 feet of any two properties on which other such businesses Are located and within 500 feet of any residential property. In addition it requires that All doors windows and other openings be adequately covered so As not to allow visual Access into the Interior of the building from any Public or Semi Public area. During discussion of the ordinance. Commissioner James Neville said a i think degenerate would be the More appropriate word than adult a in regard to the entertainment centers. The ordinance will permit adult entertainment establishments a in much the same manner As skating rinks carnivals sports Arenas dog tracks and truck stops which also require special exception approval in the cd zoning District a according to James. County accepts Library inside today classifieds .39 entertainment.10-11 fishing. .14 Horoscope .29 inquiring photographer. 3 obituaries2-36 real estate ,. 40 thru 45 social news. 17-18-19 sports. 12-13-16 tides. .36 the Sarasota county commission agreed tuesday to take Over ownership of the Venice area Public Library both building and contents. Title to the building has been held by the friends of the Venice Public Library inc., a non profit organization formed in May 1962, to create a Public Library for the Venice area. The facility was built in 1965 on a portion of City owned Blalock Park leased at a Cost of $1 per year for 20 years with an option to renew every 20 years for a total of 100 years. A years. Retty Potter spends spare time at wheel by Sheri Bridges past two and a half years has chickenpox because it causes the the Pitcher must remain on the t Oast gondolier news editor devote i her Sharp Timp to a lot for Aftaw 1okit�nnr knar/4 until a to cd a Keno hrs a Urko Xvi the changeover will make it possible for the Library to apply for state funds. It will not otherwise effect operation of the Library As it has been part of the Sarasota county Library system for a number of years. The Library however had never been Able to receive state support because its building was privately owned. This Lack of eligibility prompted the friends of the Library to pass a Resolution offering to convey the building and All of its contents to the county commission. The proposal was presented at a Public meeting nov. 22. The commission also approved tuesday assignment of the contract with Venice architect Morton z. Levine from the friends of the Library to the county commission. The contract Calls for construction of a 10,000 Square foot addition and remodelling of the existing 7,800 Square foot Structure. Construction is expected to get underway within 30 to 60 Days after All bids have been approved. Asst. County attorney Dick Smith has been asked to go continued on Page 7 by Sheri Bridges Sun coast gondolier news editor a glob of Clay sitting on a table undeniably has no symmetry and next to no aesthetic Appeal. But in a few Quick moments Marianne Dent can take a drab Lump of Earth and transform it into the makings of a shapely piece of pottery. Mrs. Dent is the pretty Young wife of a local banker and Busy Mother of two Active children. She enjoys trying her hand at various Art forms and for the High Low rain dec. 8 59 40 of dec. 9 74 47 of dec. 10 71 49 1.31 dec. 11 65 45 .00 dec. 12 72 47 .00 dec. 13 77 53 .00 dec. 14 80 61 .06 rain for the week 1.37 rain for the month 2.67 rain for the year 46.73 recorded Al 8 a daily on the dates shown for the preceding 24 hour period past two and a half years has devoted her spare time to developing her Talent As a Potter. Pitchers soup bowls vases and Ash trays the energetic Venice resident has made them All. Her Home is full of candlesticks free form figures and Flower pots which prove she works regularly at her Hobby and lets few Idle minutes go by. A i do just about anything that can be done with Clay a mrs. Dent said dressed in the comfortable jeans and sweater that Are her work clothes. A Flat round functional and nonfunctional. work pretty Well runs the but the pieces Arentt produced without a great Deal of time and Effort. Each creation must be thrown bisque glazed and High fired a process which can take Days to Complete. A you Start with raw Clay a mrs. Dent explained. A a it a moist and very a Leable. Then you wedge it which is very similar to by wedging the Clay she continued you Force out the air. Air in a piece that s about to be Firth cae Gnu Rantoul a chickenpox because it causes the Clay to blow up. After Labouring Long to get a creation a just so a opening the Kiln to find the pottery in Little bits and pieces is a very disheartening experience. Once the Clay has been properly wedged its thrown on the potters wheel for shaping. A it has to be entered exactly and that a the hardest thing for a beginner to learn. You use your hands to get the Clay in the right spot a noted the Craft woman As she demonstrated the technique on her own wheel. With the machine spinning All the while the Clay is formed into a desired shape by gently pulling upward or pushing outward and applying pressure to just the right spots. After hundreds of revolutions mrs. Dent transformed her shapeless Blob into a Small Pitcher. The wet Clay creation looks very delicate but mrs. Dent proved otherwise when she placed the Pitcher on a drying Board and deftly attached a handle. Normally the Potter would wait several hours before affixing the handle but for the Sopr Tatore a if lip he Krnc phed the Pitcher must remain on the Board until its a Bone dry a which mrs. Dent said can be an indefinite length of time. A it depends on the weather and in Florida its real fickle. Just when you have to get something out for someone in a big hurry the humidity sets in and it does no to dry a she laughingly lamented. Once the Pitcher is completely dry it is fired six hours in the Kiln to bisque it. Then its glazed a desired color and High fired another nine to 10 hours at about 2,300 degrees. That a a lot of work for one piece but mrs. Dent thoroughly enjoys what she Calls her Hobby. She occasionally Sells pottery to people who come by and order particular pieces but normally she gives it away for birthday Christmas and wedding gifts. A we had company for thanksgiving and when they left stuff went with them by the truckload a she grinned. A for a while i was into Batik and All relatives had work hanging All Over their Homes. Now they say in be been into pottery Long continued on pole 7 Marianne Dent

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