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Hooked on Englewood: The 58th Annual Pioneer Days kick-off
Wed  Aug 20 2014 01:00AM
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 01:00AM
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 01:00AM
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.
Find new favorites at Swurlz
Wed  Aug 20 2014 01:00AM
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 01:00AM
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.

Wed  Aug 20 2014 01:00AM
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 01:00AM
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 01:00AM
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.
Soulful singer performs gospel, contemporary tunes
Wed  Aug 20 2014 01:00AM
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 01:00AM
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.


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.

Wed  Aug 6 2014 01:22PM
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.
Custom crafts, whimsical art, cool air and hot deals at Venice Summer Craft Show
Wed  Aug 6 2014 08:00AM
Escape the heat on Saturday, Aug. 9, by attending the Venice Community Center's Annual Summer Craft Show. The event, sponsored by the center's partners, takes place in a spacious, air-conditioned … Find out how to read more online.
Nokomis Breakfast House offers cozy dining atmosphere
Wed  Aug 6 2014 08:00AM
One may not expect to come upon such a charming cottage nestled quietly right off busy U.S. 41, but it does exist. It's called The Nokomis Breakfast House, a quiet … Find out how to read more online.
Explore Venice this week
Wed  Aug 6 2014 08:00AM
Venice has beaches for people and even one for dogs. All have fossils of prehistoric shark, horse and occasional mammoth teeth plus sting-ray barbs and even an occasional native American … Find out how to read more online.
‘Collected Stories’ closes Banyan’s season
Wed  Aug 6 2014 08:00AM
Fame was fleeting for Ruth Steiner who published a book of short stories while in her 20s. Remaining on the literary scene as a teacher, she is blind-sided when a … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jul 30 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.
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.
Yo ho ho and a tankard of soup
Wed  Aug 6 2014 08:00AM
No matter how you look at it, 20 years in the restaurant business is a long time. When a whole family persists at it for more than half a century, … Find out how to read more online.
For authentic Italian food try Father & Son Pizzeria
Wed  Aug 6 2014 08:00AM
The Sciacca family knows pizza. But they also know how to make a whole menu full of traditional Italian dishes. After all, Sal Sr. brought all his favorite recipes over … Find out how to read more online.
The Kapo Kings perform heartfelt melodies with soulful style
Wed  Aug 6 2014 08:00AM
As a young man, Tampa born drummer, Kenny Cox, drifted west to rural areas in California and back through Louisiana and South Carolina, playing with a number of popular country/rock … Find out how to read more online.
Celebrate with the Stone Crabs this weekend
Wed  Aug 6 2014 08:00AM
For many people who lived through the devastation of Hurricane Charley, 10 years ago almost seems like yesterday. But those people may also recall that as horrific as the actual … Find out how to read more online.
The North Jetty — an old park that is new again
Wed  Aug 6 2014 08:00AM
On a recent Sunday drive along Casey Key Road, I discovered an old park that is new again — the North Jetty Park in Nokomis. The site of an old … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE ‘Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.’ Charlotte Players Kids Onstage will present three performances of their summer theater workshop children’s musical “Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.” on July 31, … Find out how to read more online.

Fri  Aug 1 2014 01:30PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Get on Up Runtime: 2 hr. 13 min. | Rated PG-13 | For sexual content, drug use, some strong language and violent situations A chronicle of James … Find out how to read more online.


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