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Venice book fair is for readers — and writers
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Readers and writers need each other. That is the premise behind the fourth annual Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival coming up Saturday in Centennial Park in downtown Venice. Sponsored … Find out how to read more online.
Discover stunning art at Englewood Spring Fine Arts Festival
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
The Rotary Club of Englewood and the Englewood Youth Foundation are sponsoring a juried art show Saturday and Sunday on W. Dearborn Street in Englewood. “We support local, nonprofit organizations, … Find out how to read more online.
Eisenberg adds second show
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Just 17, Christopher Eisenberg is an entertainment phenomenon. With his magnetic personality and talent that belies his youth, Eisenberg will perform a second show as the final Westcoast Black Theatre … Find out how to read more online.
Florida Studio Theatre extends ‘I’m A Stranger Here Myself’
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
‘I’m A Stranger Here Myself” opened on March 17 to an eager audience in the Keating Theatre. Original creator and star of the production, Mark Nadler, speaks to the excitement … Find out how to read more online.
Help celebrate Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary’s 33rd birthday
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
On Saturday, March 28, admission is free for everyone to celebrate the Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary’s 33rd year of business. The Octagon is a safe haven, rescue, rehabilitation and learning facility … Find out how to read more online.
Grand old game gets spoofed in ‘The Fox on the Fairway’
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
After nearly sold-out runs of “Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story” and “Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins,” Venice Theatre is preparing its next MainStage offering, a popular Ken Ludwig farce … Find out how to read more online.
Bask in Boca Grande’s beachside beauty
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
U.S. presidents are not the only folks drawn to Boca Grande. The Presidents Bush have vacationed there but so have sports figures, movers and shakers in various industries and day-trippers … Find out how to read more online.
Mexican paradise in Englewood
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Paraiso in Spanish means paradise, and that’s exactly the feeling that Erica and Fernando Pina want to convey to customers who dine at Paraiso Mexican Grille and Bar. “For us, … Find out how to read more online.

Mon  Mar 23 2015 03:11PM
OPENING THIS WEEK The Divergent Series: Insurgent Runtime: 1 hr. 58 min. | Rated PG-13 | For intense violence and action throughout, some sensuality, thematic elements and brief language Tris … Find out how to read more online.
Bob and Beth Piel
Wed  Mar 18 2015 08:30AM
Venice residents Bob and Beth Piel made time in their busy schedules to discuss what they love about their city. Coming from the Chicago suburbs, the weather difference is a … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Art Center puts out the red carpet for Sarasota Film Festival
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Preview the Sarasota Film Festival Wednesday, April 8 at the Venice Art Center. Follow the red carpet to the Pat Buster main gallery to meet and mingle with SFF director … Find out how to read more online.
Fairy House Fun at Historic Spanish Point
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Fairy houses, small structures where fairies live in harmony with nature, may be practically invisible, but visitors to this year’s Fairy House Festival at Historic Spanish Point in Osprey will … Find out how to read more online.

Fri  Mar 27 2015 02:01PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Get Hard Runtime: 1 hr. 39 min. | Rated R | For pervasive crude and sexual content and language, some graphic nudity, and drug material Hedge fund … Find out how to read more online.
Marcy Downey to rock Visani with ‘the Fabulous ’50s and ’60s’
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Singer Marcy Downey will once again rock the house at Visani Dinner Theater with her highly acclaimed one-woman cabaret show, ‘It’s My Party: The Fabulous ’50s and ’60s!’ on Monday, … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Papa and Mama Root to perform Thursday at Veteran Car Club event Oldies (1950s-1970s) rock ‘n’ roll tribute, and Americana original music, duo “Papa and Mama Root” will perform from … Find out how to read more online.
‘Dream lovers’ show to benefit Englewood Elks Youth Camp
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Enjoy an evening of entertainment at the Englewood Elks Club and help raise funds to send deserving youth to camp this summer. “Dream lovers: A Tribute to the Music of … Find out how to read more online.
‘Goin’ on the lime’ at Suncoast Café
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
St. Lucia islanders who say “Goin’ on the lime” mean “Going partying with friends.” And the place to go on the lime in the year 2000 wasn’t a big resort; … Find out how to read more online.
Epiphany Cathedral students to perform ‘Peter Pan Jr.’ this weekend
Wed  Mar 18 2015 01:16AM
Students from Epiphany Cathedral School (ECS) in Venice will be performing the classic musical, “Peter Pan Jr.,” Venice Theatre’s MainStage at 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Theatre’s Silver Foxes go to London Town
Wed  Mar 18 2015 08:30AM
Venice Theatre’s senior theater performance troupe, the Silver Foxes, will take to Venice Theatre’s MainStage for their annual March performances on March 18 through March 22. They will perform a … Find out how to read more online.
Milk a goat and taste taro chips at sustainability festival
Wed  Mar 18 2015 08:30AM
ECHO hosts its annual Global Food and Farm Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 21. Visitors will enjoy live cooking shows, tours, workshops, demonstrations, food and fun. … Find out how to read more online.


For good food, your destination is SkyView Café
Wed  Mar 18 2015 08:30AM
air·port (noun) complex of runways and buildings for takeoff, landing, and maintenance of civil aircraft, with facilities for passengers The dictionary implies that an airport is just a way station … Find out how to read more online.
Saddle up for wild rodeo action in Arcadia
Wed  Mar 11 2015 08:30AM
Pardner, hitch up the family buggy and gallop on over to Arcadia this weekend for some of the wildest, funniest, most thrilling rodeo action you will ever see! The 87th … Find out how to read more online.
Surf’s up Saturday at the Venice Museum
Wed  Mar 18 2015 08:30AM
With help from Mote Marine Laboratory, the Nokomis Drum Circle, Sarasota Shell Club and others, the Venice Museum and Archives will host Making Waves, a family festival from noon to … Find out how to read more online.
Pioneer Day brings back Arcadia’s frontier heritage
Wed  Mar 18 2015 08:30AM
The DeSoto County Historical Society with Mosaic invites everyone to the 11th Annual Pioneer Day and BBQ Rib Cook-off. The family-fun festival is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, … Find out how to read more online.
Foodies flock to Venice
Wed  Mar 18 2015 08:30AM
The Gentlemen of Jazz will entertain this afternoon at the gazebo in Centennial Park in downtown Venice. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. The performance begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, the … Find out how to read more online.
Concerts and Corvettes reign this week in Venice
Wed  Mar 11 2015 08:30AM
At 3 p.m. this afternoon, the Gentlemen of Jazz return to the Gazebo in Centennial Park for its weekly concert. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Be there early for prime … Find out how to read more online.
Downtown Venice Art Classic returns this weekend
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
The Downtown Venice Art Classic returns March 7-8, with a wide array of original artwork, affordable gift items as well as unique functional art. This two-day juried event has become … Find out how to read more online.
‘Road to Nirvana’ opens tomorrow in Pinkerton Theatre
Wed  Mar 11 2015 08:30AM
Bad taste and quirkiness are part and parcel of Arthur Kopit’s play “Road to Nirvana,” which opens tomorrow as the next Stage II production at Venice Theatre. Playing through March … Find out how to read more online.
Tony Sands to bring Sinatra multimedia show to North Port
Wed  Mar 11 2015 08:30AM
Tony Sands has appeared on the stages of Atlantic City, Reno, Lake Tahoe and other casino towns as Ol’ Blue Eyes, paying tribute to the legendary music of Frank Sinatra. … Find out how to read more online.
See free shows as a volunteer usher at Florida Studio Theatre
Wed  Mar 11 2015 08:30AM
Florida Studio Theatre has a deal for theater fans. Those who volunteer to serve as an usher receive a complimentary ticket to an FST performance. The need is especially great … Find out how to read more online.
Seafood selections delight diners at Captain Eddie’s
Wed  Mar 18 2015 08:30AM
Tired of the same-old shrimp cocktail, salmon or mahi-mahi? Then it’s time to go see the captain. The menu at Captain Eddie’s is anything but boring. Seafood such as hogfish, … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Mar 18 2015 08:30AM
‘Taste of North Port’ Thursday The third annual Taste of North Port, presented by the Friends of the North Port Library, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.
D’Vines brings the ‘King of Wines’ to Southwest Florida
Wed  Mar 18 2015 08:30AM
While attending Reed College in Portland, Ore., in the mid-1970s, Dave Polite went to wine tastings held in Dick Ponzi’s garage. Ponzi owned a small winery in a remote area … Find out how to read more online.
Celebrate spring, Tiffany-style at Morse Museum
Wed  Mar 18 2015 08:30AM
Since the installation of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall exhibit at Winter Park’s Morse Museum, one can even see spring daffodils in Florida. The museum will celebrate spring beginning March … Find out how to read more online.
Take a trip to ECHO this weekend for annual farm festival
Wed  Mar 18 2015 08:30AM
Why be normal? Instead of bragging to your friends about going to see the latest movie or concert this weekend, you could tell them you milked a goat in Fort … Find out how to read more online.
Get the green and find the clovers in this week’s Let’s Go!
Wed  Mar 11 2015 08:30AM
This is your lucky week — if you can find all the clovers, that is. This week’s issue of Let’s Go! is sprinkled with a generous helping of four leaf … Find out how to read more online.
Going green: Turn Irish for a day on St. Patrick’s Day
Wed  Mar 11 2015 08:30AM
Wearing green is the first thing on your to-do list this week, when everyone turns Irish for a day (or more!) and celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. Corned beef and cabbage … Find out how to read more online.
Circus Sarasota presents ‘Cirque des Voix’
Wed  Mar 11 2015 08:30AM
That Sarasota County is the heart of the cultural capital of Florida is closely tied to the fact that Sarasota and Venice were home to The Ringling Bros. and Barnum … Find out how to read more online.
Singer Valerie Sneade celebrates ‘Sisters of Song’
Wed  Mar 11 2015 08:30AM
With her February performance a sellout, award-winning singer Valerie Sneade is returning to Kings Gate with a new show that celebrates the harmonies of doo-wop, Motown and pop groups of … Find out how to read more online.
Moff opens Desoto season with victory
Wed  Mar 11 2015 08:30AM
Doug Moff may be off to the hottest start in the state of Florida for the 2015 racing season. After grabbing two wins during last month’s World Series of Asphalt … Find out how to read more online.


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