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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - October 31, 1977, Venice, FloridaSun coast gondolier the voice of the South county a vol. 33, no. 79 26 pages second class postage paid at Venice Florida 33595 Tel. 813 484-2611 monday october 31,1977 published twice weekly a Price 10ctreat night monday witches movie stars space creatures cowboys and an assortment of strange looking creatures will be wandering area streets tonight monday looking for treats to fill their trick or treat bags. The last Day of october is halloween that time of year when youngsters beg Candy from their neighbors promising to trick them if they done to drop something Good in the to eaters Sweet sack. Motorists Are reminded to be on the Lookout for costumed kids darting from behind parked cars and across streets. Children should stay in groups of two or More accompanied by a Parent whenever possible. Flashlights will help youngsters see and be seen. Make this a Safe and Happy Holiday not a haunting experience. Citizens organizations honoured for service winners of Southeast Bank of Venice Community service awards took place saturday evening at the venetian Sun fiesta Queens Ball at the Venice Community Center. W. Duke Taliaferro president of the financial institution arranged the awards in 10 major categories youth organization menus organization Church organization project of the year Parent s of the year senior organization civic organization conservation project of the year women a organization and youth project of the year. Announcing the winners was Terry Ewing who said the purpose of making the awards annually was to Supply an incentive for the individuals and groups to undertake and sponsor local projects with the understanding that their efforts will be recognized by the Public at Large. A Barbara Babs and Dale Boudreau were named parents of the year for their concerns with activities in which their own six children Are involved As Well As other Community service groups. He is a past president of the no Komis Lions club and she is director of the Lions Sarasota county visual screening program. Both Are directors of the Catholic youth organization cd have been officers of the Epiphany Home and school association and serve As youth ministers for the area. Mrs. Boudreau was chairman of the miss Venice pageant for 1973 and 1974. Honorable mention went to or. And mrs. Richard Phillips and or. And mrs. Richard Demasi. A St. Marks episcopal Church got the nod in the Church organization category for its efforts in helping to establish the senior Friendship Center first by providing it the facility for the beginning sessions and by having its members work through fund raising and other activities in behalf of the project. Honorable mention went to the Emmanual lutheran Church for the establishment of its counselling service program and to the Venice area ministerial association. A the Venice Community Center walked off with the project of the year award with the Venice High school Booster club Venice Nokomis rotary club Staci him fund and Higel Park projects receiving honorable mentions. A the optimists club of Roberts Bay Venice was cited As the number one Choice for menus organization for their untiring efforts and involvement As individual members As a club in the Community. The rotary club and veterans of foreign wars Post 8118 and its auxiliary were Given honorable mentions. A the girls and boys state programs sponsored by the american legion posts and auxiliaries of Englewood 276, Venice no Vel 159 and North port 254, were selected As the Best youth project in which the Young people themselves do the work and not the adults doing it for them the committee explained. Honorable mention went to the vow voice of democracy program sponsored by the posts 8118 of Venice 10178 of Englewood and 8203 of North port. The newspaper drives sponsored by the boy scout troops of the area were cited As a Public service project for the troops As Well As a fundraising project. A the South county league of women voters and its Sarasota county counterpart got the applause in the conservation project of the year for their untiring Effort in bringing the facts about the Caspersen Beach project to Public attention. Receiving honorable mention were the Lemon Bay conservancy and the kiwanis club key club project of tree plantings in the areas of the City Pool the Dellfield baseball Fields and other areas. A the South county Council came up a Winner in the civic organization category for its efforts in spearheading the drive to obtain Manatee Junior College and also its clarification of the South county ambulance service project. Honorable mention went to the Venice area Garden club and the Sun coast symphony orchestra of Venice. A senior organization Winner was the Community Mobile meals program for the Venice area with honorable mention going to the meals on wheels program of Englewood and fish in Venice Englewood and North port. A the teen age volunteers Candy stripers of Venice Hospital carried the top honors for the youth organization award followed closely by the interact club and the Bel Canto singers. The committee consid continued on Page 5 bloodcurdling antics a Venice Hospital s Friendly blood letters know More than one Way to get life s vital fluid from a not too willing person. Jack Gorman blood Bank supervisor and Alice Mikitka registered nurse get ready to do their things on donor my a Hochmeister. Photo by Sandy Gray new garbage rules begin the City a new solid waste ordinance goes into effect today monday but most residents Are not going to notice too Many changes unless they usually put out More than two cans for collection. Public works director Larry Heath said there will be some big changes in garbage pickup from businesses and institutions because most will have to pay for the service from now on. But residents in Homes apartments and condominiums will face no extra fees As Long As they have no More than two cans. If they consistently put out More than two containers and or require More than two pickups per week they will have to pay an additional charge. Heath suggested that residents who now have More garbage than can be fitted into two cans Start using garbage bags because there is no limit on the number of bags that can be put out. The charge for Between three and six cans being picked up twice a week will be $6.25 a month. Businesses using dumpsters will have to pay Between $12.50 to $37.50 a month for two pickups per week depending on the size of the dumpster. Additional weekly pickups Are charged on a pro rated scale based on the dumpster size. Heath said All businesses must fill out applications and file them at City Hall before they will be eligible for refuse collection service under the new ordinance. Fees will be collected in Advance Heath said. The solid waste ordinance was passed after months of controversy Over an Early requirement that cans be placed at the curbside for pickup. That stipulation was finally struck from the document after considerable objection had been raised by local beautification groups and councilman Eugene Caffrey. A new provision which was not struck however is a requirement that All residents separate newspapers from the rest of the garbage so the newsprint can be recycled. Heath said monthly pickups Are now planned for the newsprint but if residents do not want to store it they can drop bagged or bundled newspapers in one of six collection depots in the City. The depots will be at City Hall on West Venice Avenue Higel Park on Tarpon Center drive Mundy Park in the Edgewood Section of town the City garage on Seaboard Avenue the City purchasing department on Airport Avenue or inside the Community Center on Nokomis Avenue. More information on Home collections will be issued later he said. Osprey residents petitioning to save Community traffic Light by Sheri Bridges Sun coast gondolier staff writer the Lone traffic signal in Osprey which has Hung like a Village watchdog for More than 10 years will soon be removed from its Post on edict from the Florida department of transportation foot. Gayle Stewart Osprey postmaster Learned the Light was scheduled to be taken Down when she called the county in mid August to report the signal out of order. She was told at that time that the signal is unneeded and that its Days were numbered. Since that time the postmaster and several other Osprey residents have corresponded with the county and the foot in the Hope they can persuade government officials to change their minds. But late last week mrs. Stewart received a letter from Charles Goode county director of transportation saying the signal will be removed within a few Days. A the signal was intended originally As a school crossing signal for the Osprey school and since that school is now closed a study conducted by the foot shows the pedestrian traffic using . 41 at that location is so Light that delay in traffic on . 41 in not justified a Goode reasoned in the letter. According to Gerald Lott foot assistant District traffic operations Engineer in order to have a pedestrian signal on a state Highway the Light must be at a school crossing or must be used by at least 150 pedestrians an hour Over an eight hour period. A usage study conducted by the transportation department revealed the Osprey signal is not used a anywhere near that often a Lott said. And since the school closed in 1975, the Light cannot be justified As a school crossing he added. But that reasoning has not satisfied the people of Osprey. More than 800 signatures have been obtained on a petition asking not Only that the pedestrian Light be left where it is but that the foot consider installation of pressure plates in the Roadway to trigger the signal when a vehicle is attempting to enter . 41. Quot the people in Osprey Are up in arms Over this a mrs. Stewart explained. A a it a just too Long a stretch of Road to be without a she said there Are seven trailer Parks in the Village whose residents use the signal when crossing to one of several convenience stores along the Highway. In addition she noted the school bus drops off and picks up children Only on one Side of . 41, necessitating the youngsters use of the Light to safely traverse the Road. A the signal slows Drivers Down too a the postmaster said. A a they re not sure whether or not its going to turn five people have been killed in the last two years on . 41 in the Osprey area mrs. Stewart said and so Many elderly folks use the Light that taking it Down would be inviting More deaths. County commissioner Larry Rhodes who represents constituents in the South county has joined in the battled to keep the signal. A the of Dot a conditions for keeping pedestrian lights Are Fine for the installation of new signals a he said. A but that lights been up a Long time and its my feeling it should he said he will speak with Bruce Downs foot District traffic operations Engineer this afternoon when Downs returns to work in the Hope of obtaining a permanent stay of execution for the Osprey and save the newsstand Price of the Sun coast gondolier will be fifteen cents a copy effective with the Issue of thursday novembers. The subscription Price remains $8.50 a year or about eight cents a copy. Out of county subscriptions Are $10.00 per year. Newsstand and vending machine buyers May get the savings of an annual subscription by filling in the form below. Please enter my subscription to the Sun coast gondolier for one year 104 copies. Name. I i i address City state zip Check enclosed for $8.50 q $101 please Bill me. A mail to Sun coast gondolier j Box 1028, Venice Fla. 33595 a Florida fall a there May be Snow and ice in the North already but in Florida you can walk the beaches and feed the gulls almost every Day of the year. That s ust what this Gal was doing at the Venice Public Beach last week. Photo by Sandy Gray Side today classified. P. 17-18 entertainment 10-11 fishing. 7 Hospital report .25 obituaries. 2 real estate. 18 thru 24 sports. Society. 13-14-15 tides

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