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Placing Teddy bears/stuffed animals in windows

Name: Bar­bara Hudspeth


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I’ve recent­ly seen on TV news sto­ries about com­mu­ni­ties where the res­i­dents are plac­ing Ted­dy bears/stuffed ani­mals in their win­dows to pro­vide objects for scav­enger hunts. Here’s a news item from Tampa:


I think that this is some­thing that we could do here. Check on Tor­cel­lo Ct!!

I am making cloth masks — free of charge — for anyone who would like one.

Name: Sharon Lavallee Lavallee


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I am mak­ing cloth masks — free of charge — for any­one who would like one. They are not sized indi­vid­u­al­ly so I can’t promise a “per­fect fit.” How­ev­er, I have tweaked the Olsen style mask a bit so that it can be adjust­ed some­what by the wear­er. These masks are also con­struct­ed with an inside pock­et into which the wear­er may insert an addi­tion­al fil­ter. I do not have any wire (pipe clean­er or oth­er craft wire) for the nose piece, but the wear­er can eas­i­ly insert one if desired. Attached is a pho­to of the one I made for myself (I drew a smile on mine because no one can see a real smile behind a mask). Please con­tact me if you’d like one. I’ll keep mak­ing them until I run out of mate­ri­als. Email Sharon at

City of Venice solid waste collection update 4/6

Name: Jer­ry Joseph Jasper

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City of Venice sol­id waste col­lec­tion update 4/6

The City of Venice is work­ing hard to pro­tect our com­mu­ni­ty. Cur­rent­ly, all garbage, recy­cling and yard waste col­lec­tion will con­tin­ue as usu­al; how­ev­er, we want to noti­fy our res­i­dents of sev­er­al impor­tant pre­cau­tions which will begin on Mon­day, April 6:

· All res­i­den­tial garbage and recy­cling must be placed inside the cor­rect auto­mat­ed cart for col­lec­tion. For the safe­ty of our staff, noth­ing placed out­side of the cart will be col­lect­ed at this time.

· If you have addi­tion­al garbage or items that will not fit in the cart, please save it for your next reg­u­lar­ly sched­uled pick­up day, or con­tact Pub­lic Works to sched­ule a bulk col­lec­tion. Bulk garbage and bulk yard waste will con­tin­ue to be col­lect­ed and must be sched­uled by con­tact­ing the Pub­lic Works office at 941–486‑2422.

· City of Venice res­i­dents will con­tin­ue to receive once week­ly col­lec­tion of pre­pared yard waste. You may use garbage cans, or bags (any col­or or type) to pack­age your yard waste. Your yard waste may also be tied up in bun­dles as long as they are not longer than 4 feet and do not weigh more than 40lbs. As long as your yard waste is pre­pared in this way there is no lim­it to how many bags, cans or bun­dles you put out.

· Card­board box­es should be bro­ken down flat and placed into the blue recy­cling cart for col­lec­tion. For card­board that will not fit inside a recy­cling cart, pub­lic dump­sters for card­board will be placed at the fol­low­ing two locations:

1. The Venice Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter, 300 S. Nokomis Ave., with­in the south­ern park­ing area.

2. The inter­sec­tion of Pine­brook Rd. and Lucaya Ave., to the east of Pine­brook Rd. near the cro­quet field entrance.

· If your col­lec­tion should get missed for some rea­son, please con­tact the Pub­lic Works office and staff will sched­ule a return trip with­in 24 hours.

Please con­tact Pub­lic Works at 941–486‑2422 for any oth­er sol­id waste or recy­cling ques­tions. We tru­ly appre­ci­ate your coop­er­a­tion and assis­tance dur­ing this chal­leng­ing time.

Rental needed for Feb and March 2021

Name: Lind­say Ryan

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I am look­ing for a 2 bed­room 2 bath con­do or small home for sin­gle friend of mine to rent for next Feb and March 2021. If you have some­thing that would be avail­able dur­ing this time frame or know some­one else that may please con­tact me Lind­say Ryan at

Isolation Reading

Name: Michael wendroff

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Iso­la­tion Reading
You can bor­row books from the Sara­so­ta Pub­lic Library with their online app, or of course order them from Ama­zon. Here’s some suggestions:
Hill­bil­ly Elegy
Where the Craw­dads Sing
The Nightingale
Amer­i­can Dirt
Lit­tle Fires Every­where (with an Ohio connection)
The Tat­tooist of Auschwitz
The Woman in the Window
The Light We Lost
Once We Were Brothers
Mod­ern Romance (by humorist Aziz Ansari)

I’m also available to run errands for those that can not get out because of health issues during this unprecedented Health emergency

Name: Bill Hen­dricks Noble Home Watch

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I’m also avail­able to run errands for those that can not get out because of health issues dur­ing this unprece­dent­ed Health emer­gency. Sharon, if you have an errand you can’t get to let me know and I’ll try to fill in.. FREE of CHARGE Every­one stick togeth­er.. Feed your Faith not your fears .… We will get through this..
my mobile is 609–206‑9108 or you can email me at

Garage Organization And Garage Storage Unit Installation

Name: Joe Sweetnich

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Garage Orga­ni­za­tion And Garage Stor­age Unit Installation

If you have a high garage, use the wast­ed space to opti­mize area with a SAFERACK Garage Stor­age Unit(s). SAFERACK units are 4′ x 8′ and extend from 22 inch­es to 45 inch­es down from the garage ceil­ing. Each cor­ner is anchored into two (2) ceil­ing joists and eas­i­ly hold 600 pounds. Also can be installed over garage doors in cas­es where clear­ance is 22 inch­es +. Plen­ty of ref­er­ences & I’ve installed approx­i­mate­ly 100 in the Venet­ian over the past 5 years.

$250 installed (+$50 for down­stairs con­dos with met­al studs)

Joe Sweet­nich 314–852‑2423


Name: Geof­frey DeYoung

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A shout out to SAMANTHA barkeep extraordinaire at Tiki Bar!

Name: John/Donna Hooper

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A shout out to SAMANTHA bar­keep extra­or­di­naire at Tiki Bar! She goes out of her way to always be friend­ly effi­cient and helpful.!
She even found hand­i­wipes for me when they were out at work­out cen­ter.! Ran into her in hall­way and she found a way to make
a safe work­out! Saman­tha and Dina at the pool always have a smile and a friend­ly greet­ing! Thanks to both for a job done so well!

I offer walking, pet sitting and overnights for your dog (or cat)

Name: Heather

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Hi, If you have a dog, small dog, big dog, any dog…(or cat) Errands, beach, golf or a vaca­tion com­ing up, I offer walk­ing, pet sit­ting and overnights. Respon­si­ble, reli­able and rea­son­able. But, above all, I’m an avid ani­mal lover. Years of expe­ri­ence and plen­ty of references 🐾
Con­tact Heather at