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Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:30AM
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.
‘Parallel Lives’ continues at Venice Theatre
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:30AM
Two women portray a motley assortment of characters in “Parallel Lives,” a comedy newly opened in the Pinkerton Theatre at Venice Theatre — Nancy Denton (“Hairspray,” “Second Samuel” and “Stand … Find out how to read more online.
Super Boat Grand Prix weekend is finally here
Wed  Apr 9 2014 08:00AM
Jerry York admitted the days seem shorter and shorter as the first Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix drew near. But now, it’s finally here! Are you ready? Festivities kick … Find out how to read more online.
Mike Carignan has his heart set in his music
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:30AM
Since he moved to Charlotte County in 1988, Mike Carigan's head, and income, has been in his profession as a speech therapist in the Charlotte County School System. But this … Find out how to read more online.
The art of craft beers Brewer of the Week - Motorworks Brewing
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:30AM
Making a great beer takes a lot of work, especially when it comes to brewing craft beers. Because making craft beers is a very labor-intensive process, it can take a … Find out how to read more online.
Kennedy Space Center extends hours for summer
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:30AM
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has extended its hours for the summer months. From now through Sept. 1, hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Since the arrival … Find out how to read more online.
Banyan Theater preps for 13th season
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:30AM
One man’s dream of offering quality theater in a nearly dead summer season was a challenge — even for this area now known as the Cultural Coast. Because Jerry Finn … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 9 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.
Punta Gorda Block Party features Mark Lindsay
Wed  Apr 9 2014 08:00AM
Come to downtown Punta Gorda Saturday, April 12, and help celebrate the 28th edition of Southwest Florida’s largest one-day street festival, the Punta Gorda Block Party. Gates will open at … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:30AM

Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:30AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Heaven Is For Real Runtime: 1 hr. 50 min. | PG | Thematic material including some medical situations, and brief language A little boy (Connor Corum) says … Find out how to read more online.
Chaang Thai Express ready to serve customers again
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:30AM
Ratri Techarutchatanon learned how to cook authentic Thai food from her mother while growing up in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. After meeting her husband, she moved from Chiang Mai … Find out how to read more online.
Easter open house promises animal education, entertainment
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:30AM
Visitors attending Lions, Tigers and Bears’ annual Easter Weekend Open House should be prepared for a hoot of a time — literally. With one of the preserve’s newest additions — … Find out how to read more online.
Brighten your day at Lickity Split Cafe
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:30AM
If traveling back in time to a place where you can reminisce about riding in a '57 Chevy or listening to '50s music at your favorite ice cream parlor with … Find out how to read more online.
April is a happening and hopping month
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:30AM
This month is turning out to be the ideal training ground for festivals in Venice. We began with the Book and Writer’s Festival on April 5 and went right into … Find out how to read more online.
All aboard for Venice History
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:30AM
That Venice is well-known around the country owes much to the Venice Train Depot and its primary uses until the 1990s when trains ceased to come to Venice. When completed … Find out how to read more online.
Venice hosting biggest BBQ Bash yet
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:30AM
Growing larger each year, the Venice BBQ Bash will add a second venue and a second event to what has become the largest sanctioned BBQ event in Southwest Florida. The … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Apr 13 2014 11:27AM
Elvis shows coming to Port Charlotte, North Port
Wed  Apr 9 2014 08:00AM
‘The Miracle of Elvis’ comes to Port Charlotte “The Miracle of Elvis,” a smash new show, is coming to the Port Charlotte Cultural Center Friday, April 11. Elvis is the … Find out how to read more online.


Dining Out With … Pat Bieneman
Thu  Apr 10 2014 10:49AM
It’s lunchtime and Pat Bieneman is seated at the outdoor patio at Mango Bistro again on historic Dearborn Street in Englewood. As usual, it’s a working lunch. The managing broker … Find out how to read more online.
Film festival offers ‘infinite possibilities’
Wed  Apr 2 2014 08:00AM
Even if you bring your sleeping bag, there is no way to see all the films at the 16th annual Sarasota Film Festival which opens Friday in Sarasota with “Last … Find out how to read more online.
The art of craft beers Brewer of the week - Big Storm Brewing Co.
Wed  Apr 9 2014 08:00AM
As craft beers and local craft breweries continue to gain in popularity, one thing is becoming readily apparent — their support of each other is helping to grow the industry. … Find out how to read more online.
Singer, songwriter Michael Hirst delights all
Wed  Apr 9 2014 08:00AM
Although full- and part-time Florida residents or those visiting Southwest Florida beaches along the coast often boast about the West Coast's unhurried lifestyle and the friendly folks they've met along … Find out how to read more online.
Bank sponsors meet the artist reception
Wed  Apr 2 2014 08:00AM
Englewood Bank and Trust will be sponsoring a wine and cheese reception where you can meet the artists, Kelly Reark-Borza and Thomas Krause for the 2014 Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 2 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.
Florida International Air Show is a must-see
Wed  Mar 26 2014 08:00AM
Soon the sounds of jets shooting across the heavens will leave crowds breathless as the 34th Annual Florida International Air Show takes to the sky Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30, … Find out how to read more online.
Soul-Town Revue a tribute to Motown and soul
Wed  Apr 2 2014 08:00AM
FM Productions proudly presents Soul-Town Revue, one of the most action-packed, Vegas-style shows on the East coast. This Revue is a tribute to Motown and the top soul artists and … Find out how to read more online.

Fri  Apr 11 2014 12:54PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Captain America: The Winter Soldier Runtime: 2 hr. 8 min. | PG-13 | Gunplay, action throughout and intense sequences of violence After the cataclysmic events in New … Find out how to read more online.
Out with the new, in with the old
Wed  Apr 9 2014 08:00AM
You can complain about today’s music. Or you can do something about it. A Las Vegas quality show band featuring the music we treasure from the 1950s and ‘60s performs … Find out how to read more online.

Fri  Apr 11 2014 12:58PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Draft Day Runtime: 1 hr. 49 min. | PG-13 | Brief strong language and sexual references On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver … Find out how to read more online.
Cafe Bagel offers more than delicious bagels
Thu  Apr 10 2014 10:52AM
History has told us that the bagel came to New York City with immigrating eastern Europeans in the early 1800s. Back then, vendors used to thread the fresh bread through … Find out how to read more online.
’Tis the season for Adventure Island fun card
Wed  Apr 9 2014 08:00AM
Busch Gardens has some deals for residents (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, not just Florida) — especially those who like to get soaked. Spend a weekend day at Adventure Island, … Find out how to read more online.
Digging up a good time at the Shark’s Tooth Festival
Wed  Apr 9 2014 08:00AM
For millions of years, sharks have been roaming the seas around what would eventually become Florida. So it makes sense that for the past 22 of those years, Venice has … Find out how to read more online.
‘Five Guys Named Moe’ takes over Venice Theatre’s MainStage
Wed  Apr 2 2014 08:00AM
Five Guys Named Moe, an exuberant tribute to the music of rhythm and blues pioneer and alto saxophonist Louis Jordan, opened April 1 on Venice Theatre’s MainStage. The musical runs … Find out how to read more online.
SeaWorld at 50 is far from retiring
Wed  Apr 2 2014 08:00AM
When my daughter was little and we lived east of Cleveland, heading to SeaWorld at Aurora, Ohio was a must-do every summer. In those days, Shamu was flown in from … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota to host Florida Winefest & Auction
Wed  Apr 2 2014 08:00AM
The 24th annual Florida Winefest & Auction is a four-day celebration that will take place next week, starting Thursday, April 10, through Sunday, April 13, primarily on the grounds of … Find out how to read more online.
World Premiere of ‘Tom Jones’ at Florida Studio Theatre
Wed  Apr 2 2014 08:00AM
Florida Studio Theatre announces the opening of the world premiere of “Tom Jones,” by Mark Brown. The show will open in the Gompertz Theatre April 11 and run through June … Find out how to read more online.
J.B.’s Conch Cafe offers specialty burgers, wings and more
Thu  Apr 10 2014 11:00AM
You can't describe Englewood's J.B.'s Conch Cafe without using the word "family." For the past 17 years, John and Kaye Belmont have owned the homestyle restaurant, which is managed by … Find out how to read more online.


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