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Pitching in on Earth Day
Wed  Apr 20 2016 08:30AM
Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22 since it was founded in 1970. The movement toward taking better care of the earth and conserving resources seems to have begun … Find out how to read more online.
The Family Table — a North Port landmark for 22 years
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
Twenty-two years ago this month, the Zulbeari brothers, Enver, Jeff and Steve, relocated from Chicago to North Port and bought a small restaurant on busy Tamiami Trail. Now doubled in … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Theatre proudly presents Mary Zimmerman’s ‘Metamorphoses’
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
Venice Theatre will present “Metamorphoses” by Mary Zimmerman, April 28 through May 15. Performances will take place in the Pinkerton Theatre at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2 … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Keanu Runtime: 1 hr. 38 min. | Rated R | Comedy Clarence and Rell (Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele) are cousins who live in the city but … Find out how to read more online.
‘Luck o’ the Irish’ not needed at Shamrock Cafe
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
You won’t need the “luck o’ the Irish” to enjoy a good meal at Shamrock Café in Venice. People often think Shamrock is an Irish café when, in fact, owner … Find out how to read more online.
The North Port Concert Band presents ‘The French Connection’
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
The French have left us a legacy of beautiful music and the North Port Concert Band will present some of the very best on Thursday evening, April 28, when Conductor … Find out how to read more online.
Lee Sullenberger creates what she loves to see, paint & build
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
Lee Sullenberger a highly energetic, visually stimulated artist, produces brooches, decorative canvas floor cloths, and modern trays and tables made of rare, exotic wood inlay. “Creating things is what I … Find out how to read more online.
Meet ‘Bobby Que’ Saturday at Venice Airport
Wed  Apr 13 2016 08:30AM
In its seventh year, the Suncoast BBQ and Bluegrass Bash is back and better than ever. When it was but a vision in the mind of Don Fisher of Venice, … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Concert Band Season Finale is Director Bill Millner’s final concert
Wed  Apr 20 2016 08:30AM
On April 25, at 7 p.m., there will be the Venice Concert Band’s Season Finale, as well as the final concert with Director Bill Millner on the podium. Bill will … Find out how to read more online.
KICK UP YOUR BOOTS — Here comes Country Fest 2016!
Wed  Apr 20 2016 08:30AM
On Sunday, April 24, at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds, located at 2333 El Jobean Road, in Port Charlotte, Country Fest will be coming at ya again. The cost for tickets … Find out how to read more online.
BBQ & music enthusiasts savor smoky creations at The Downtown River Basin with the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
The Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition & Music Festival returns for a third year at the downtown river basin hosted by the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Talented … Find out how to read more online.
Pridefest 2016 comes to Punta Gorda
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
Saturday, April 30, from noon until 6 p.m. in Laishley Park, is the 4th Annual Charlotte County Pridefest. Visit the website www.charlottecountypridefl.org to see full details. Entrance is free — … Find out how to read more online.
Celtic Ray opens new kitchen
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
“Bars are filled with lonely people, A pub is a very social scene, You may come in alone, But you won’t be for long” — Kevin Doyle Publican, Owner … Find out how to read more online.
Van Wezel announces its 2016-17 subscription series
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
Set along Sarasota’s beautiful bayfront, the landmark Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has been entertaining audiences with a variety of music, dance, theater and comedy for more than 42 years. … Find out how to read more online.
Steve Arvey Band provides a taste of ‘Americana’
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
Steve Arvey insists his band offers music lovers a unique twist on blues, bluegrass and Celtic tunes. “My major influences are Charlie Patton, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane and Danny Gatton,” … Find out how to read more online.
Lemon Bay Playhouse presents ‘Proof’
Wed  Apr 20 2016 08:30AM
For the sixth play of its 29th season the Lemon Bay Playhouse will present “Proof,” by David Auburn. Directed by Murray Hudson, it will open on April 27 and run … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 20 2016 08:30AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Elvis & Nixon Runtime: 1 hr. 26 min. | Rated R | Comedy On a December morning in 1970, the King of Rock ’n Roll, Elvis Presley … Find out how to read more online.
A & B — All about family and healthy eating choices
Wed  Apr 20 2016 08:30AM
Jim and Joann Karamitsos, who owned and operated the Sunrise Café in Englewood’s Lemon Bay Shopping Center for over 20 years, have reopened at a nearby location on North Indiana … Find out how to read more online.



Wed  Apr 20 2016 08:30AM
Gallery Walk goes to nature Tomorrow, Thursday, April 21, from 5-8 p.m. Gallery Walk is in Downtown Punta Gorda, featuring nature-related things, so enjoy the “nature” walk. Hessler Carpet is … Find out how to read more online.
Fort Rock Festival brings bands to Fort Myers
Wed  Apr 20 2016 08:30AM
On April 30 and May 1, the Fort Rock Festival will thunder into Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, featuring Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, … Find out how to read more online.
Carousel in concert for two nights only
Wed  Apr 13 2016 08:30AM
​​​​Richard Rodgers was quoted as saying that “Carousel” was his favorite of all his musicals, and Southwest Florida audiences will have two chances to experience it live, in concert, with … Find out how to read more online.
Menchie's makes you smile
Wed  Apr 13 2016 08:30AM
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt in North Port is like a candy store for ice cream lovers. Many times, when you walk in the door, you’re treated to the enticing aroma of … Find out how to read more online.
The Charlotte County Concert Band presents ‘Centuries of Music’
Wed  Apr 13 2016 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Concert Band invites you to join them for their final concert of the season. The band, under the direction of Mr. Bob Miller, will present “Centuries of … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 13 2016 08:30AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Barbershop: The Next Cut Runtime: N/A | Rated PG-13 | Comedy It’s been more than 10 years since our last appointment at Calvin’s Barbershop. Calvin (Ice Cube) … Find out how to read more online.
14th Annual Sarasota Art & Craft Festival April 16-17
Wed  Apr 13 2016 08:30AM
The finest artists and crafters in the country return to 5 Points Park in downtown Sarasota with their newest creations for the 14th Annual Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival. … Find out how to read more online.
Where the Caribbean meets Charlotte
Wed  Apr 13 2016 08:30AM
Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill is alive, well and doing a brisk business in its new location in Murdock. The eatery, where everything is made from scratch, used to … Find out how to read more online.
‘The Voice’ contestant performs at Ricaltini’s April 9
Wed  Apr 6 2016 08:30AM
For those watching this season of NBC’s “The Voice,” one contestant on Team Blake is becoming highly recognizable for some local residents. Angie Keilhauer performed at Ricaltini’s Bar and Grille … Find out how to read more online.
Enjoy jazz in the ballpark Saturday
Wed  Apr 6 2016 08:30AM
The Jazz Club of Sarasota and the Orioles are teaming up for the first time to bring a live, big-band jazz concert to the Left Field Pavilion at Ed Smith … Find out how to read more online.
Reception to feature artist, Henry August
Wed  Apr 20 2016 08:30AM
A wine and cheese reception featuring award-winning artist Henry August is scheduled to take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 21 at Punta Gorda’s Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral … Find out how to read more online.
Laugh, sing, applaud at Barbara B. Mann
Wed  Apr 20 2016 08:30AM
Brian Regan knows exactly when he wanted to become a stand-up comic. It was in speech class at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. The teacher, a woman of some physical … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Chorale presents their final concert of the season
Wed  Apr 13 2016 08:30AM
The North Port Chorale will present “April in Paris … and Maybe New York,” their final concert of the 2015-2016 season, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Chorale presents April concert
Wed  Apr 13 2016 08:30AM
The Charlotte Chorale’s “School Days” concert will remind you of things you haven’t thought about in years. Songs can take you back to another time and place. You’ll enjoy many … Find out how to read more online.
The Tree Festival returns to North Port
Wed  Apr 13 2016 08:30AM
After a four-year hiatus, the Tree Festival returns to North Port. “Tree Fair 2016” sponsored by People for Trees, Inc. will take place on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m.-2 … Find out how to read more online.
Jukebox Prophets: Have rock, will travel
Wed  Apr 13 2016 08:30AM
Paul Liberatori, front man for the Jukebox Prophets, said the band got its name from a frustration he encountered while listening to some other bands. “When you go out and … Find out how to read more online.
Shark’s Tooth Festival celebrates 24 years in Venice
Wed  Apr 6 2016 08:30AM
The 24th festival honoring the Shark Tooth Capital of the World — Venice — begins Friday at the festival grounds of Venice Municipal Airport. Initially a project of the city … Find out how to read more online.
3-time Grammy winners Dailey & Vincent to perform at Englewood Event Center
Wed  Apr 6 2016 08:30AM
Dubbed by CMT as the “Rockstars of Bluegrass,” the Dailey & Vincent duo has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting, reputable and elite bluegrass … Find out how to read more online.


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