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Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
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.
Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art presents ‘The Lightness of Being: Abstracts: Part 2’
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art gallery presents “The Lightness of Being: Abstracts: Part II,” now through Aug. 28. This exhibit, curated by Mark Ormond, features abstract paintings and sculpture by 18 … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Carmelo’s offers a Taste of Sicily
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
In nine short months, Carmelo’s Italian Ristorante in Punta Gorda has achieved the kind of rarefied status it normally takes a new restaurant years to achieve. How did this happen … Find out how to read more online.
Music to fill the Cultural Center of Port Charlotte
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Amanda Segur started her performance life at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County. It only seems natural she would come full circle as its marketing director. “It’s so nice to … Find out how to read more online.
Flipping burgers … and restaurants
Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:38AM
Thirty years ago, Sam Geannopulos took his Greek marinade and burger recipes and opened a little bar in downtown Chicago. He called it Sam’s Happy Spot and wooed customers by … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:27AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Vacation Runtime: 99 min. | Rated R | Action, adventure/comedy Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jul 15 2015 08:30AM
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.
Summer Art Camp at Art Center Sarasota
Wed  Jul 15 2015 08:30AM
Art Center Sarasota welcomes young artists to use their imagination and creativity during two summer camps. Young artists ages 6 and up explore their creativity during 12 weekly sessions. Creative … Find out how to read more online.
It’s all about the Mango
Wed  Jul 15 2015 08:30AM
This year’s 2015 MangoMania event will take place on July 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and July 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the German American Social Club, Pine Island, in Cape … Find out how to read more online.
Alliance for the Arts Announces Fall—Winter Education Season
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Registration for the 2015-16 education season at the Alliance for the Arts opens Aug. 1. The new season features classes and workshops in drawing and painting, collage, photography, batik, fiber … Find out how to read more online.
The ‘Big’ Pour is coming to Norma Jean’s
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Two well-known community activists will serve as “celebrity bartenders” at an upcoming fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. The fundraiser is labeled “The Big Pour” and … Find out how to read more online.
The Art of Summer Camp
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Imagine children — some as young as age 5 — recreating the styles of famous artists … drawing freehand what they see in a book, enhanced by their mind’s eye … Find out how to read more online.
Christmas in July in Venice
Wed  Jul 15 2015 08:30AM
It may be too early to fill the Christmas stockings but it is none to early to begin shopping for what to put in them and what to put under … Find out how to read more online.
Glow Hard EDM Dance Party coming to Fairgrounds
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
If you’re tired of driving to Tampa, Orlando or Miami to get a taste of electronic dance music, you’ll be glad to know it just got a lot closer. Glow … Find out how to read more online.
The Jazz Singer
Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:40AM
A musician for the last 40 years, Deborah Ann Opie delights audiences all over Southwest Florida with her renditions of popular jazz and blues tunes. Opie was born in Florida … Find out how to read more online.
Helios Café — A Taste of Greece in Venice
Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:43AM
Helios, in Greek, means "sun." After much deliberation, restaurant owners, Chris and Marlene Economides, chose the perfect name for their Venice Café. Wide windows welcome sunlight during the day. At … Find out how to read more online.
Ah, Coffee: Where to go
Wed  Jul 8 2015 08:30AM
Ah, the morning cup of Joe. Java. Bean Juice. Rocket fuel. For many people, the day can’t begin without their first cup of coffee. We asked around to find out … Find out how to read more online.
By boat, by bike, buy beer!
Wed  Jul 15 2015 08:30AM
A hand-painted wooden sign used to hang at the Matlacha bridge leading to Pine Island. “Island Time Begins Here,” it read. One native said, “It’s been there forever … I … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jul 15 2015 11:48AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Ant-Man Runtime: 1 hr. 57 min. | Rated PG-13 | Action/adventure family Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott … Find out how to read more online.



Wed  Jul 15 2015 11:48AM
ENGLEWOOD Sizzlin’ Summer Series continues The second of three groups, Bandana, will appear on Sunday, July 19 at the Englewood Sports Complex, according to Michelle Leach, one of the program … Find out how to read more online.
Country comes to the Court Cabaret
Wed  Jul 15 2015 08:30AM
Florida Studio Theatre’s second Summer Cabaret production, “Kings of Country,” celebrates some of the most talented and respected artists in American music history. Written by Eric Scott Anthony, this toe-tapping … Find out how to read more online.
A Taste of India comes to Charlotte County
Wed  Jul 15 2015 08:30AM
On Saturday, July 25, at 6 p.m., the Fred Lang Foundation will hold its 12th annual Summer Ball at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center in Punta Gorda. Jessica … Find out how to read more online.
Realize Bradenton and the South Florida Museum Present: “Music & Movies”
Wed  Jul 15 2015 08:30AM
Realize Bradenton and the South Florida Museum present “Music & Movies,” a series featuring 10 evenings of live music performances by locally based musicians followed by movies about musicians, every … Find out how to read more online.
Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love Summer Stock show, ‘Godspell’ opens July 23
Wed  Jul 15 2015 08:30AM
Venice Theatre’s Summer Stock program (a “boot camp” for students interested in pursuing professional theater careers) will present its ninth annual musical, the 2012 Broadway revival version of “Godspell.” The … Find out how to read more online.
Canvas for a Cause in support of the youth of AMIKids Crossroads & the Visual Arts Center
Wed  Jul 8 2015 08:30AM
Canvas for a Cause, a fundraising event in collaboration with the Visual Arts Center & AMIkids Crossroads will be an evening of canvas painting and wine taking place on July … Find out how to read more online.
Veterans continue to serve the community
Wed  Jun 24 2015 08:30AM
Fraternal/social clubs have been around this country for quite some time, but over the years, they have become so much more than places members can gather for a drink and … Find out how to read more online.
K&K Bakery: Food courtesy of God
Wed  Jul 8 2015 08:30AM
Generations of Ukrainian bakers have risen before dawn to prepare their traditional braided loaves, preserving a uniquely Ukrainian heritage in a land long dominated by other countries. Long before becoming … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Theatre offers two-week theatre camp July 13 -24
Wed  Jul 8 2015 08:30AM
Registration is still open for Venice Theatre’s summer classes and camps. The theater’s education and outreach department has been conducting camps and a variety of adult classes throughout the summer. … Find out how to read more online.
Katt Hefner Serves Joy with Music
Wed  Jul 15 2015 08:30AM
Local jazz celebrity, Katt Hefner, never rests on her laurels. Coming from a musical family, the only girl among five brothers, she began singing at an early age and has … Find out how to read more online.
Everyone knows your name at The Mason Jar
Wed  Jul 15 2015 08:30AM
Walking into The Mason Jar in Arcadia, located at 150 S. Polk Ave., is like walking into Cheers — everybody knows your name. What makes this local eatery special is … Find out how to read more online.
Dining Out With Dr. Tom Lane at Landy’s Restaurant
Wed  Jul 15 2015 08:30AM
From the age of 5, Dr. Tom Lane knew he wanted to be a doctor. He admired the way his family’s doctor, James Garfield, helped people and had a great … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jul 8 2015 08:30AM
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.
Coffee perfection at Black Gold Coffee Roasters
Wed  Jul 8 2015 10:37AM
For over five years, exotic coffees from Sumatra, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Panama and other far-off lands have been lovingly roasted, ground, and sold at Black Gold Coffee Roasters in … Find out how to read more online.
Dubs Subs: Your neighborhood diner
Wed  Jul 8 2015 08:30AM
Separated by geography and bill of fare, Dubs Subs in Port Charlotte and Cheers in Boston have one thing in common: They’re both places “where everybody knows your name.” The … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jul 8 2015 12:46PM
OPENING THIS WEEK The Gallows Runtime: 1 hr. 20 min. | Rated R | Horror, suspense/thriller Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a … Find out how to read more online.
Cocktails and Crayons at Dana’s Gourmet Market
Wed  Jul 8 2015 08:30AM
On Wednesday, July 15, from 6-8 p.m., Dana and Julie Chase will be hosting “Cocktails and Crayons” at Dana’s Gourmet Market in Osprey. “We often host dinner parties here at … Find out how to read more online.
Road Trip: Hemingway is the draw at Key West next week
Wed  Jul 8 2015 08:30AM
By any definition of road trip or one-tank trip, Key West would fail to make the cut. It takes nearly a day of driving just to get there from Let’s … Find out how to read more online.


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