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Wed  Sep 10 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.
A bite of freshness in Arcadia
Wed  Sep 10 2014 08:00AM
Ask Magnolia Street Seafood and Grill owner and chef Carl Tindall what’s his secret to success and he’ll tell you it’s all in the details. “We do everything fresh by … Find out how to read more online.
Check out what’s happening at the Cultural Center
Wed  Sep 10 2014 08:00AM
America’s No. 1 tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will take place at the Cultural Center Theater on Friday, Sept.12, at 7 p.m. featuring The Petty Hearts, an epic … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Sep 10 2014 02:22PM
Fort myers Alliance for the Arts to hold Family Festival The Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers is planning a Fall for the Arts Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18. … Find out how to read more online.
Wiener Dog Derby, festival planned at Fishermen’s Village
Wed  Sep 10 2014 08:00AM
It’s the kind of contest that’s strictly for the dogs. Owners can stand at the finish line and encourage their four-legged pets, in hopes of winning the Weiner Dog Derby … Find out how to read more online.
Artists in Cahoots plan grand-opening weekend
Wed  Sep 10 2014 08:00AM
The Cottage, a charming Artists in Cahoots cooperative officially opened on Sept. 1, but a very grand, three-day opening event featuring a ribbon-cutting, discounted arts and crafts, healthy organic food, … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Art Center opens first show of season
Wed  Sep 10 2014 08:00AM
Friday, Venice Art Center hosts a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for “Tutti Frutti — Fruitful Inspirations,” the first show of the new season at Venice Art Center. … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Sep 3 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  Sep 3 2014 08:00AM
Get out and socialize at the North Port Library. It offers weekly gatherings for all types of interests. The North Port Library is at 13800 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port. … Find out how to read more online.
The Goldtones are back
Wed  Sep 3 2014 08:00AM
If you’re a lover of Doo-Wop and the classic sounds of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, you might want to check out The Goldtones, a singing group that is taking … Find out how to read more online.
They’ll feed you what you need
Wed  Sep 10 2014 08:00AM
‘What do I look like today, Oren?” “You look like protein, my friend.” “No protein! I feel like biscuits.” “No biscuits for you! What’s the opposite of biscuits?” “Um, eggs?” … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Sep 11 2014 04:28PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Dolphin Tale 2 Runtime: 107 min. | Rated PG | For some mild thematic elements It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson and the dedicated … Find out how to read more online.
Van Wezel releases 2014-15 season schedule
Wed  Sep 10 2014 08:00AM
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota just unveiled the schedule of shows for the upcoming 2014-15 season, which starts in October. More shows will be announced as the … Find out how to read more online.
Celebrate Columbus Day the Italian/American way
Wed  Sep 10 2014 08:00AM
The Italian/American Club of Venice is honoring one of its most revered heroes, Christopher Columbus, early this year. "Columbus Day falls on a Monday, but we realized that more could … Find out how to read more online.
Sarah Combs — classy jazz singer, dance band vocalist
Wed  Sep 10 2014 08:00AM
If you're someone who loves to sit back and listen to songs in the style of Nora Jones, Sade, Eva Cassidy, Alicia Keyes, or Natalie Cole, you will love hearing … Find out how to read more online.
Close out the summer with The Downtown Venice Craft Festival
Wed  Sep 3 2014 08:00AM
Usually held over Labor Day weekend, the Downtown Venice Craft festival has always been a relaxing way for locals to close out the summer season and prepare to enter into … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Theatre travels down the rabbit hole
Wed  Sep 3 2014 12:48PM
Venice Theatre’s Generations Series is proud to present Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr. This fast-paced musical version of Lewis Carroll’s novels “The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the … Find out how to read more online.
Imperial Pizza is a majestic treat
Wed  Sep 3 2014 08:00AM
Molly Tagtow says the key to owning a successful business is to love what you do and never be afraid to experiment with new and exciting ideas. Tagtow, 35, is … Find out how to read more online.
There’s always a way
Wed  Sep 3 2014 08:00AM
Reclusive local personality Snook the Cat, of the new Snook’s Bayside Bar & Grill at Englewood’s Royal Palm Marina, has granted a rare interview to Let’s Go! Let’s Go!: Now … Find out how to read more online.



Wed  Sep 3 2014 12:49PM
OPENING THIS WEEK The Identical Runtime: 1 hr. 47 min. | Rated PG | For smoking and thematic material The son of a preacher rejects his father’s desire for him … Find out how to read more online.
Working Cow serves up great treats
Wed  Sep 3 2014 08:00AM
Julie Ogle likes to think she has the best job in the world. And many may agree. Ogle is the manager of The Working Cow Ice Cream and Eatery. Although … Find out how to read more online.
The little craft fair that grew
Wed  Sep 3 2014 08:00AM
It seems like only yesterday when I heard some Miami Avenue merchants talking about a craft fair for their street. This coming weekend, the resulting fair — now in its … Find out how to read more online.

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.

Wed  Sep 3 2014 12:49PM
Fort myers Alliance for the Arts to hold Family Festival The Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers is planning a Fall for the Arts Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18. … Find out how to read more online.
Events celebrate why we are ‘Hooked on Englewood’
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
This month marks a 58-year Englewood tradition — Pioneer Days, culminating with the Pioneer Days Parade on Labor Day. The website at www.englewoodpioneerdays.com is counting down the days and hours … Find out how to read more online.
Hilarious backstage comedy opens at Lemon Bay Playhouse
Wed  Sep 3 2014 12:50PM
"Don't Talk to the Actors." That's good advice that all playwrights need to hear. Why? Because who knows what will happen to the authors' original scripts when performers play any … Find out how to read more online.
Florida’s sea turtles in good hands on both coasts
Wed  Sep 3 2014 08:00AM
More than 100,000 people learn about the environment at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton. Now in its 30th year, the center is a unique public, private and … 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.


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