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The importance of being earnest
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:30AM
I’m sorry to inform you, Nick Wrasse, but I ordered a large meat-lovers pizza today from your establishment, and unfortunately I must confess … that I immediately removed [a prominent competitor] … Find out how to read more online.
Inspirational author Roland Comtois coming to Visani
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:30AM
Visani Restaurant is hosting nationally known inspirational speaker and author Roland Comtois at a special “Channeled Messages for the Soul” dinner presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 3. Comtois is not only … Find out how to read more online.
Local business offers free liquor Super Bowl weekend
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:30AM
In honor of the community and in celebration of the Super Bowl weekend, Sarasota Wine & Spirits in the Jacaranda Crossing Plaza in Venice will be giving away to each … Find out how to read more online.
Sample wines from around the world at Wine Walk
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:30AM
Vino Loco, a wine and gourmet restaurant/retail wine and cheese shop, and The Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay have a great deal in common. Both are located on Dearborn Street … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 28 2015 10:54AM
PUNTA GORDA Tour Punta Gorda homes On Saturday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., tour six unique and beautiful Punta Gorda Isles homes and bask in the sunshine of … Find out how to read more online.
Local ‘Mom and Pop’ restaurant owners share recipe for success
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
Englewood, a unique, sun coast community with a small town feel, offers a number of family-owned restaurants or businesses, most of which are managed and operated by husband and wife … Find out how to read more online.
Honey Creepers Band showcases harmony and soul
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:30AM
When Fort Myers musicians John Butler and Randy Hilderman held a “mutual audition” almost two years ago with soulful Detroit singer, Prana, they experienced what all three termed “instant chemistry.” … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 21 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.
8th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
The 8th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival is back this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24–25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This two-day juried show features the finest crafters in … Find out how to read more online.
Emerging artists highlight art festival
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:30AM
The 29th Annual Englewood Bank & Trust Invitational Art Festival is just around the corner. Sixty of the nation’s top award-winning fine artists and craftsmen will be set up Saturday … Find out how to read more online.
Florida Highwaymen art on display
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:30AM
Charlotte State Bank & Trust is celebrating Black History Month with exhibits of Florida Highwaymen paintings at each of the bank’s five offices. The Highwaymen is the name given to … Find out how to read more online.
FirstWatch is first class all the way
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:30AM
FirstWatch, an award-winning daytime café, has made an excellent first impression on customers since opening in October of last year. Manager George Adams said business is excellent and getting better, … Find out how to read more online.
It’s party time at La Stanza Ristorante
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:30AM
At La Stanza Ristorante in Englewood, they’re always planning a party. La Stanza, according to owner Al Kanacevic, means “The Room” in Italian, and he has the room, actually three … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 28 2015 10:54AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Project Almanac Runtime: 1 hr. 46 min. | Rated PG-13 | For some language and sexual content. A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints … Find out how to read more online.
Have some chili and beer at the annual Chili Challenge & Beer Festival
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:30AM
The aroma of award-winning chili will return to Laishley Park in Punta Gorda on Saturday, Jan. 31. That’s when the 4th annual Charlotte Harbor Chili Challenge and Beer Festival is … Find out how to read more online.
Let’s join ‘Hands Across the Harbor’
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:30AM
Let’s Go! outdoors this weekend. Celebrate the natural beauty of the harbor this Saturday, Jan. 31, by taking part in the 7th Annual Hands Across the Harbor event. The Peace … Find out how to read more online.
Venice is a foodie destination
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:30AM
The Sounds of Harry James and the Andrews Sisters returns to Venice Theatre Feb. 2, followed on Feb. 6 with the opening of “Ring of Fire, the Music of Johnny … Find out how to read more online.
Alice White of People for Trees at Earth Cafe
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
How fitting that Alice White, founding member and Chair of People for Trees, chose the Earth Café in North Port to meet and discuss her community involvement. Earth Café opened … Find out how to read more online.
Jimmy Mazz and Marcy Downey to perform together
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
“Bobby Darin & Connie Francis — Dream Lovers: The Show That Should Have Been” returns to the Cultural Center of Charlotte County in Port Charlotte on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.


Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass concert
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
The Englewood United Methodist Church centennial year Music Ministry Concert Series presents Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary at 700 E. … Find out how to read more online.
Rosebud’s Steak & Seafood House satisfies every taste
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
The Kodra family, who own Rosebud's Steak & Seafood House in Osprey, are no strangers to change. Originally from the Chicago area, they owned restaurants there before moving to Florida … Find out how to read more online.
Reinventing history in ‘Lettice and Lovage’
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
In “Lettice and Lovage” a tour guide offers her enraptured audience lurid tales about the history of Fustian House, a 16th century grand hall located in London, England. If the … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 21 2015 01:23PM
PUNTA GORDA Road to Morocco Everyone is invited to a faraway land where magic carpets fly and sultans love to celebrate. The annual C.A.R.E. Ball supporting the Center for Abuse … Find out how to read more online.
Enjoy a ride with a gator — maybe
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
Babcock Ranch, one of the largest working ranches in the state also is the site of a unique road trip — a swamp buggy tour. As I learned the first … Find out how to read more online.
Spring is still far away but at Let’s Go, we think ahead
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
OK, so here’s something we don’t always feature in Let’s Go! that I thought might peak some of our readers’ interest. There is an upcoming Bridal Expo at the Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
Be a ‘Farmer for a Day’ at the DeSoto County Fair
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
The 62nd annual DeSoto County Fair will sport a fresh look this year including a new exhibit where kids can learn some particulars of farming, according to County Fair Director … Find out how to read more online.
All aboard at the Venice Train Depot
Thu  Jan 22 2015 12:00PM
The Historic Venice Train Depot is the only surviving passenger station in Sarasota County. As a hub for Sarasota County Area Transit buses, the historic site continues to serve area … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 14 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.
SILL series begin in Sarasota and Venice
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
A change in venue means double the number of fans can attend the Monday Music Series sponsored by SILL (Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning) this year. It might even be … Find out how to read more online.
California Toe Jam set to rock out North Port
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
Get ready to jam with one of Central Florida’s favorite rock ‘n’ roll bands — California Toe Jam! Outstanding renditions of your favorite music from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and … Find out how to read more online.
Beans and Seeds: A musical garden of delight
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
Jaime Garza said he came up with the name of the group Beans and Seeds by looking into his name and the name of his band partner, Mark Cangelosi. Garza … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 21 2015 01:23PM
OPENING THIS WEEK The Boy Next Door Runtime: 1 hr. 31 min. | Rated R | For violence, sexual content /nudity, and language A divorced woman’s affair with her teenage … Find out how to read more online.
Village Fish Market, seafood and so much more
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
It takes a village — Fishermen's Village — and even more importantly, “a phenomenal team,” to make the Village Fish Market & Restaurant in Punta Gorda one of the city's … Find out how to read more online.
Downtown Venice — an island of fine dining and arts
Thu  Jan 22 2015 11:49AM
Downtown Venice, which is on the Island of Venice, may be a small community, but it is large on sophisticated diners. They know what they want, and they know that … Find out how to read more online.
Circus Arts Conservatory celebrates circus
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
One of the best parties of this or any other season is the annual Circus Arts Conservatory Gala, which previews the opening of the Circus Sarasota season. Open to anyone … Find out how to read more online.
Gone Country Jeep Weekend is here
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
Come join the fun at the Redneck Yacht Club Off-Road Park on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24-25. Gates open at 8 a.m. Saturday. Gone Country Motor Sports will once again … Find out how to read more online.
Enjoy jazz at the Glenridge Performing Arts Center
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
Jazz legend Larry Coryell and his Trio will perform at Glenridge Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Jan. 17. One of the best kept secrets when it comes to area … Find out how to read more online.
Visual Arts Center director Mary Ann Tipton at Trabue
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
When Mary Ann Tipton, executive director of the Visual Arts Center, is asked where her favorite restaurant is, her answer is simple — Trabue. “Where else can you go where … Find out how to read more online.


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