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Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
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.
Snook Haven presents 2nd annual Country Fest
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
Snook Haven will host the Second Annual Country Fest, on Labor Day, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Located smack dab on the river at 5000 East Venice … Find out how to read more online.
Luigi’s Family Restaurant and Pizzeria a must try
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
When Dave Coffee and his wife Stacey relocated to Port Charlotte eight years ago to help his in-laws, Ed and Ellen Piedmont, manage Luigi’s Family Restaurant and Pizzeria, he had … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 27 2014 01:30PM
OPENING THIS WEEK The November Man Runtime: 1 hr. 48 min. | Rated R | For brief drug use, a sexual assault, language, sexuality/nudity and strong violence Peter Devereaux (Pierce … Find out how to read more online.
Fall is for Floridians
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
Florida residents can take advantage of seasonal deals at theme parks, hotels and more from now through December. Nearly all the theme parks are offering Florida resident deals but Key … Find out how to read more online.
Meet new friends at the Coffee Cafe
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
What's more satisfying than stumbling upon the ideal neighborhood coffee shop where you discover that perfect cup of coffee or tea, enjoy a fabulous breakfast or lunch, and meet interesting … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 20 2014 08:00AM
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.
Trivia — it’s more than a game
Wed  Aug 20 2014 08:00AM
It’s nearly 7 o’clock Wednesday night at Chubbyz in Port Charlotte. All eyes are riveted on the back of the dining room, where bartender Clare Donaldson wields the microphone to … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 20 2014 11:34AM
NORTH PORT ‘Day for Kids’ planned The Gene Matthews Boys & Girls Club in North Port is gearing up to celebrate the annual “Day for Kids,” an event highlighting the … Find out how to read more online.
Witnessing Englewood’s past
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
The GramCracker Café didn’t get its name from Nabisco. A couple who are themselves a gramma and a Florida cracker concocted it. The prerequisites for being a gramma are pretty … Find out how to read more online.
September is busy month at North Port Art Center
Fri  Aug 29 2014 10:24AM
Summer camp has just ended, the children are back in school, but the North Port Art Center has a full calendar of events for the month of September. The art … Find out how to read more online.
Robin Faiola Smith, a Gypsy at Heart
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
Local vocalist/entertainer Robin Faiola Smith is understandably proud of her musical heritage. Her great grandparents were musicians and actors traveling to rural areas as part of Chautauqua, America's Traveling Culture … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Idol finale is a must-see
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
If you enjoy watching “American Idol,” you will not want to miss the Charlotte Idol competition on Aug. 22. The finale will feature local competitors singing their hearts out at … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 27 2014 01:30PM
NORTH PORT CYD ‘Club Scene’ Community Youth Development and the Gene Matthews Boys & Girls Club will present “North Port Club Scene” for youth in grades six to eight from … Find out how to read more online.
‘Blue’ has a deal for you at Universal Orlando
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
Now is the time to “go Blue.” It has nothing to do with the University of Michigan or even those Florida Gators and everything to do with Blue Man Group … Find out how to read more online.
Hooked on Englewood: The 58th Annual Pioneer Days kick-off
Wed  Aug 20 2014 08:00AM
Pioneer Days are taking place in Englewood — a small town with a big history. Pioneer Days will officially being Aug. 23, and will last until Sept. 1 with a … Find out how to read more online.
Sister and brother serve up fresh food at Placida Grill
Wed  Aug 20 2014 08:00AM
Placida Grill, a quiet little restaurant located at Fiddler’s Green, 6800 Placida Road, Englewood, opened in December and has quickly become known for its unique menu items and fantastic service. … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 20 2014 11:34AM
OPENING THIS WEEK If I Stay Runtime: 1 hr. 47 min. | Rated PG-13 | For thematic elements and some sexual material Mia Hall (Chloe Grace Moretz) thought the hardest … Find out how to read more online.


Soulful singer performs gospel, contemporary tunes
Wed  Aug 20 2014 08:00AM
Singers who are "completely organic" perform without using backing tracks to enhance the sound or broaden the range of their voices. Renee Hose is one of them. She has a … Find out how to read more online.
Drag yourself to Bingo next week
Wed  Aug 20 2014 08:00AM
Bringing the Sarasota Chalkfest to Venice is a really big deal. It really does take a village — and a lot of money and work — to do something like … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
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.

Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Let’s Be Cops Runtime: 1 hr. 44 min. | Rated R | For language, drug use, sexual references, some graphic nudity and violence It’s the ultimate buddy … Find out how to read more online.
Cluck U Chicken is a great restaurant all the way around
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
It’s been six months since Cluck U Chicken in North Port has opened and owner Tony Tartaglia is just as invested in his employees, restaurant, and community as he was … Find out how to read more online.
Pirates to invade Englewood for Poker Run
Wed  Aug 6 2014 08:00AM
The waters along Englewood Beach will be invaded by pirates this weekend. Those won’t be pesky pirates, but ones on a mission to help needy children in Englewood, while having … Find out how to read more online.
Moccasin Wallow regularly plays at several local venues
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
It may have taken a while, but a year ago, the band that calls itself Moccasin Wallow finally put its final piece in place. Guitarist Jimmy Hoy and bassist Jeremy … Find out how to read more online.
Driving Daytona Beach
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
Unless you have a real “dune buggy,” driving on most of Florida’s miles of sandy beaches is not a good idea. Not so at Daytona, where you can put the … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 6 2014 08:00AM
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.

Fri  Aug 8 2014 11:04PM
OPENING THIS WEEK The Hundred-Foot Journey Runtime: 2 hr. 2 min. | Rated PG | For some violence, language, brief sensuality and thematic elements Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a … Find out how to read more online.
Find new favorites at Swurlz
Wed  Aug 20 2014 08:00AM
Yogurt choices are anything but boring at Swurlz, a new yogurt shop located in Venice next to Franks Theater at the Galleria Plaza. At Swurlz you'll discover dozens of outrageously … Find out how to read more online.
Silver Springs offers something for everyone
Wed  Aug 20 2014 08:00AM
Dating to 1878, the world famous Silver Springs glass-bottomed boats are now operated as a concession within Silver Springs State Park at Ocala. Perhaps, there is a lesson there for … Find out how to read more online.
Slim’s Bar-B-Q & Grill — a simple formula for success
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
Second generation owner and manager Martha Clement is happy to share her simple formula with anyone wanting to know her secrets for running a successful restaurant business like Slim’s Bar-B-Q … Find out how to read more online.
Your hometown deli
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
Over time, it occurs to you that your neighborhood seems like Restaurateur Row. You smell aromatic Thai spices wafting over the back fence, notice an eatery’s logo on a car … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD Classic and Collector Car Show The return of the Classic and Collector Car Show as part of the Englewood Pioneer Days Park Festivals on Dearborn St. will be Sunday, … Find out how to read more online.
The Players at 85 is one of state’s oldest community theaters
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
Sarasota’s Players Theatre turns 85 this year. I thought that might make it the oldest “continuing operating community” theater in the state. I was wrong. That honor seems to go … Find out how to read more online.
Celebrate with the whole family at American Legion
Wed  Aug 6 2014 01:22PM
At 4:17 pm on Aug. 13, 2004, Hurricane Charley slammed into the Port Charlotte American Legion Post 110 and at that precise time their clock was wrenched off the foyer … Find out how to read more online.
Very Merry Jerry Day
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
If you named your son Casey or your daughter Anne Marie; if you wear tie dye T-shirts underneath your work clothes; or if you have tape recorded in person more … Find out how to read more online.


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