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Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Upbeat focuses on pop and rock music of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. By Tom Lovasko, Sun Correspondent … Find out how to read more online.
Garden Market returns to Edison Ford
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
The 8th Annual Edison Garden Market will be held in the public gardens at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.
Pavilion Grill serves up Thai and American food
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
When the building became available on the U.S. 41 Bypass in Venice last year, the owners of the Sand Trap Sports Bar & Grill saw an opportunity to expand their … Find out how to read more online.
Alvaro’s: The price is right, and so is the food
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Many restaurants advertise “great food at low prices,” but Alvaro’s backs it up. Consider “Land & Sea,” a Friday night special consisting of a 10-ounce New York strip steak, three … Find out how to read more online.
No place like home
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
The hamlet of Klingenthal, in Saxony near the Czech border, is noted for hand-carved wooden nutcrackers, such musical instruments as accordions and harmonicas, and a world-class ski jump. But you … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD Pancake brunches The Men’s Fellowship group kicked off its 42nd season for the ever-popular “granddaddy of all” pancake brunches in the Englewood United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The brunches … Find out how to read more online.
Ellie Lee — ‘Angel voice-fire on her fingertips’
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
"My audience is my boss," said Ellie Lee, leader of the blues/rock group, "Ellie Lee & Blues Fury." That name came about after a music jam in 2005 when a … Find out how to read more online.
Venice is chalk-full of fun this week
Wed  Nov 12 2014 08:30AM
The Sarasota Chalk Festival has the perfect new home in Venice. Instead of being crammed into the Burns Court area of Sarasota’s Pineapple Avenue, the festival has three locations in … Find out how to read more online.
The Placida Art Market is here to stay for the season
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
The Placida Art Market has returned for its fifth season, located in Placida, near The Fishery Restaurant and The Albritton Gallery. The market takes place around the circle off Fishery … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Symphony — home at last!
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
The wait is over for the Venice Symphony which holds its first concert at its new home Friday. More than two years in the planning and construction the new 1,000-seat … Find out how to read more online.
Gallery Walk is this Thursday
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Thursday, Nov. 20, kicks off the holiday spirit in Downtown Punta Gorda. The Merchants Association will be lighting the tree and starting the festivities. Brenda Peck, lead caroler, will get … Find out how to read more online.
Local authors’ book signing at Choices benefits food bank
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Meet local authors at Choices Natural Market on Thursday, Nov. 20. The signing will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 737 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice. The authors … Find out how to read more online.
Last chance to experience the Medieval Fair
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
This year’s Sarasota Medieval Fair is being held over three weekends through Sunday, Nov. 23, in the woods behind Roberts Arena. This is your last chance to experience the Medieval … Find out how to read more online.
Dave Mason to perform at Englewood Event Center
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience a great legend, Dave Mason, live at the Englewood Event Center this weekend. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
OPENING THIS WEEK The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Runtime: 2 hr. 3 min. | Rated PG-13 | For some disturbing images, intense sequences of violence, intense sequences of … Find out how to read more online.
Zany vaudevillians connect in Neil Simon's ‘Sunshine Boys’
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
What happens when two vaudevillian actors are successful professionally, but argumentative personally? In Neil Simon's play "The Sunshine Boys" comedians Al Lewis and Willie Clark allow petty grievances to fester. … Find out how to read more online.
Garden Tour and Craft Boutique set for weekend
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
The Lemon Bay Garden Club Tour, now in its 15th year, will be showcasing seven Englewood gardens: the Club's own award-winning garden and six others that have been selected for … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Theatre opens Stage II season with ‘God of Carnage’
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Manners, good and not-so-good, lead to hilarious and sometimes not-so-hilarious situations in the Tony Award-winning “God of Carnage” which opens the Stage II season in the Pinkerton Theatre at Venice … Find out how to read more online.
Gloria Musicae salutes Thanksgiving
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Gloria Musicae, Sarasota’s professional chorus, led by Joseph Holt, honors the season with its first concert, “In Thanksgiving,” Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Sarasota Opera House. While the title of … Find out how to read more online.


Symphony opens season in new PAC
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
As the dust settles in Venice following the Sarasota Chalk Festival’s Venice debut, residents look forward to the opening of the Venice Symphony season in its glorious new home — … Find out how to read more online.
‘Christmas in Paradise’ tours are back
Wed  Nov 12 2014 08:30AM
It’s never too early to mark your calendar for the Punta Gorda Garden Club’s 21st Annual Holly Days Home Tour, “Christmas in Paradise” on Dec. 5-6 from 11 a.m. to … Find out how to read more online.
Patriotic concert and food drive for Salvation Army planned
Wed  Nov 12 2014 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Concert Band will present a patriotic concert, “The Dream is America,” and sponsor a food drive on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of … Find out how to read more online.
Annual Christmas Bazaar at LBWC is here
Wed  Nov 12 2014 08:30AM
The Lemon Bay Woman’s Club will hold its Annual Craft Bazaar on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 13-14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9 … Find out how to read more online.
Head to Arcadia for the Plein Air Paint-out Saturday
Wed  Nov 12 2014 08:30AM
Plein air painters return to Arcadia for the second annual Arcadia Plein Air Paint-out on Saturday, Nov. 15. DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council hosts the event which last year drew … Find out how to read more online.
F.A.M.E. presents Music City
Wed  Nov 12 2014 08:30AM
Pioneer Park on Dearborn Street in Englewood is going to come alive with nonstop music this weekend. Presented by F.A.M.E. (Friends for the Advancement of Musical Education, Inc.), Music City … Find out how to read more online.
Jimmy’s Tacos in Punta Gorda plans expansion
Wed  Nov 12 2014 08:30AM
Jimmy’s Tacos in Punta Gorda is doing well. To the contrary of some recent rumors, Wendy and Tom Francis's Punta Gorda restaurant is still in business, it’s expanding and doing … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Nov 12 2014 12:05PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Beyond the Lights Runtime: 1 hr. 56 min. | Rated PG-13 | For suggestive gestures, language, sexual content, partial nudity and thematic elements A talented young musician … Find out how to read more online.
All-star line up for Englewood Performing Arts series
Tue  Nov 18 2014 12:51PM
If you missed the opportunity to purchase a season ticket for the 2014-15 Englewood Area Performing Arts (EPAS) concert series, you'll be happy to learn that you may still purchase … Find out how to read more online.
Ken Franckling signing for new jazz book
Wed  Nov 12 2014 08:30AM
As the Chalk Festival kicks into overdrive this weekend, other events are being offered all over town, making Venice the must-go-to place. One such event is a book-signing by area … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Nov 12 2014 08:30AM
Upbeat focuses on pop and rock music of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. By Tom Lovasko, Sun Correspondent … Find out how to read more online.
‘Flavors of Greece’ food fest set for Saturday at Holy Trinity
Wed  Nov 12 2014 08:30AM
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will host a Fall Food Festival on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The food festival will offer a wide variety of … Find out how to read more online.
Village lighting event launches the holiday season
Wed  Nov 12 2014 08:30AM
Promising to delight children of all ages, the elves and Santa’s helpers at Fishermen’s Village are inviting the community to a traditional Lighting of the Village celebration and an evening … Find out how to read more online.
Ralphie May to delight Barabara B. Mann audience
Wed  Nov 12 2014 08:30AM
Comedian Ralphie May returns to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Sunday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Voted one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” Ralphie May has released, … Find out how to read more online.
Don’t miss out on the 54th Annual EUMC Christmas Bazaar
Wed  Nov 12 2014 08:30AM
Your chance to stock up on affordable handmade crafts is here. On Saturday, Nov. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Englewood United Methodist Church will be holding … Find out how to read more online.
Kim Lovejoy, director of the Military Heritage Museum, at Jack’s on Marion
Wed  Nov 12 2014 08:30AM
When Bill Minerich purchased Jack’s on Marion about two years ago, the closest he had been to the restaurant business was raising blueberries in his backyard. But the hectic, fast-paced … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Nov 12 2014 12:06PM
PUNTA GORDA ‘Comedy For A Cause’ Eight brave community leaders will be performing in Comedy For A Cause on Friday, Nov. 14, at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda. … Find out how to read more online.
Smooth harmonies, memorable tributes with Chris, Kim & Dave
Tue  Nov 18 2014 12:49PM
If you're old enough to remember some of the leading pop stars of the ’50s, ’60s, or ’70s, you'll be happy to learn that they're still around as "Memories." Three … Find out how to read more online.
The 2014 Sarasota Medieval Fair is finally here
Wed  Nov 5 2014 08:30AM
"Prost!" — That's German for cheers! You may find that you can learn even more about the Germans and their country at a certain point in its history, at this … Find out how to read more online.


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