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Vibrant Florida scenery and wildlife paintings by Susan Gardner
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
At an early age, Susan Gardner dreamed of becoming an artist. She began drawing pictures with pen and ink while attending elementary school in New Jersey then went on to … Find out how to read more online.
Come Together with the Beatles at the Celtic Ray
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
There is no denying that the Beatles had an amazing impact on the music world; especially when the four lads from Liverpool stepped off the plane in New York and … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Sep 21 2016 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.
The Peppermints: A breath of fresh air from another era
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
Nicole Christian, leader of The Peppermints, has been singing since the age of 10 and brings a youthful enthusiasm to her music that she had as a child. “I came … Find out how to read more online.
Englewood Performing Arts Series
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
Englewood Performing Arts has what promises to be an excellent concert schedule for the 2016–2017 season. Providing Great Artists … Great Music … For Greater Englewood for 35 years, the … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Concert Band announces 2016-2017 Concert Season
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
The Venice Concert Band, under the leadership of its new director, Bob Miller, is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 concert schedule. The 80 piece band has been presenting exciting concerts … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Sep 14 2016 02:17PM
PORT CHARLOTTE Mystic River Band at the Cultural Center On Saturday, September 17 at 7 p.m., SunEvents.com is proud to present Mystic River Band. Texas Red Dirt Country isn’t the … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Sep 14 2016 08:30AM
19th Annual Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival
Wed  Sep 14 2016 08:30AM
Festival patrons and craft enthusiasts will have the opportunity to explore the work of the finest artists and skilled crafters in the country when the Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
I LOVE FLORIDA ​Poem by Stacy Millett ​Is it possible to fall in love with a piece of land? The warmth, the breeze, the way the trees brush back and … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Theatre opens 2016-17 MainStage Series
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
Venice Theatre kicks off its 67th MainStage Season with Neil Simon’s “hilarious” comedy “The Sunshine Boys.” Directed by Ron Ziegler and starring Neil Kasanofsky and Ric Goodwin, the show opens … Find out how to read more online.
Viva International Latino Festival comes to Lakewood Ranch
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
“Viva Sarasota” the International Latino Festival is a full day, family-oriented festival that celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin culture in Downtown Lakewood Ranch on Main Street, September … Find out how to read more online.
Upcoming events around town …
Wed  Sep 21 2016 12:43PM
PORT CHARLOTTE ‘Decades Rewind’ musical and multi media trip through the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s On September 23 and 24 at 7 p.m., enjoy Decades Rewind at the Cultural Center … Find out how to read more online.
Prime Time offers a varied menu to suit all tastes
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
Owner Mike Brady and the staff at Prime Time Steak and Spirits located on Placida Road, in Englewood, value knowledge and experience. For over 17 years, Brady and kitchen manager … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Chorale announces new season
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
The North Port Chorale will begin its 2016-2017 season December 10 with “Holiday Magic.” Join the Chorale for a magical evening of holiday musical favorites. From the snowy sidewalks of … Find out how to read more online.
2nd Annual Let’s Eat! Englewood
Wed  Sep 14 2016 08:30AM
Twenty Englewood area dining establishments have registered for the 2nd Annual “Let’s Eat! Englewood” which is scheduled to begin on September 15 and run through the 29th. Called “A Culinary … Find out how to read more online.

Fri  Sep 16 2016 07:32PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Snowden Runtime: 2 hr. 14 min. | Rated R | Drama Snowden reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the polarizing figure who … Find out how to read more online.
Smokehouse: ‘A well-kept secret’
Wed  Sep 14 2016 08:30AM
Customers have raved about the sausage gravy served at The Smokehouse, located on 415 Cooper St., for years. Many people have asked Pam Adelson, owner of the place, for the … Find out how to read more online.
Zekes — a modern American gourmet grill
Wed  Sep 14 2016 08:30AM
Expect the unexpected at Zekes Uptown Bar & Grill located in Olde Englewood Village. “We’re not fancy, but we serve tasty, creative breakfasts, lunches and dinners that people love to … Find out how to read more online.


California Toe Jam at the Cultural Center Oct. 1
Wed  Sep 14 2016 08:30AM
According to band co-founder Harry Havery, California Toe Jam got its name from bandmate Roger Nubern’s ugly feet. “Roger liked to wear flip-flops to band practice,” Havery said. “His feet … Find out how to read more online.
In the key of Keys
Wed  Sep 14 2016 08:30AM
Although she’s only 18, Kate Keys is already a veteran of the local music scene. “I started performing locally at the age of 14,” Keys said. “Area venues gave me … Find out how to read more online.
Two chances to see Brian Wilson
Wed  Sep 7 2016 08:30AM
One of the hottest tickets in Southwest Florida is for Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour coming to Van Wezel Performing Arts Center in Sarasota on Sunday and … Find out how to read more online.
We’re just wild about Harry’s
Wed  Sep 7 2016 08:30AM
It’s hard to know where to begin an article about Harpoon Harry’s. The fantastic waterfront view, the great food and service, the casual and comfortable atmosphere, The BoogieMen, the Fishermen’s … Find out how to read more online.

Fri  Sep 9 2016 11:38AM
PORT CHARLOTTE Charlotte County Big Band concert on September 12 Swingin’ On Mondays presented by the Charlotte County Big Band has a final summer time show featuring a USO Tour … Find out how to read more online.
‘Atlanta Rhythm Section’ comes to Englewood Event Center
Wed  Sep 7 2016 08:30AM
Englewood Event Center presents the Atlanta Rhythm Section show on Friday, September 9, opening with blues rock musician RJ Howson Band. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the show … Find out how to read more online.
An Escape from the ordinary
Wed  Sep 7 2016 08:30AM
Giuseppe Trovato has segued from blue-collar worker to musician since moving to Florida 11 years ago. Trovato, 49, hails from Hartford, Connecut and moved to Punta Gorda in 2005 just … Find out how to read more online.
‘America’s Got Talent’ runner-up: Drew Lynch to perform at Visani
Wed  Sep 7 2016 08:30AM
His dream as a child wasn’t comedy — it was acting, and after moving to Los Angeles, California, from Indianapolis, Indiana, to pursue his dream, a freak softball accident changed … Find out how to read more online.
Art Center Sarasota’s final cycle exhibitions: August 25-September 30
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
Art Center Sarasota’s 2015-2016 exhibition season, entitled “In the Studio,” continues with its seventh and final exhibition cycle, which runs Aug. 25-Sept. 30. “Full Fathom Five,” in Gallery One, showcases … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 24 2016 10:28AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Don’t Breathe Runtime: 1 hr. 28 min. | Rated R | Horror, suspense/thriller A trio of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking … Find out how to read more online.
Recognize grandparents on Sunday
Wed  Sep 7 2016 08:30AM
Each year, Grandparents Day officially falls on the first Sunday after Labor Day, and a number of SW Florida Girl Scout troops, pre-schools, assisted living facilities, libraries, places of worship … Find out how to read more online.
Comedy for a Cause returns
Wed  Sep 7 2016 08:30AM
Notable business and community leaders will perform improv on stage as part of the fourth annual Comedy for a Cause, the major fundraising event for the Charlotte Players nonprofit community … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Sep 7 2016 08:30AM

Fri  Sep 9 2016 11:38AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Sully Runtime: 1 hr. 36 min. | Rated PG-13 | Drama On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger … Find out how to read more online.
Six Decades later — Englewood's still rockn'
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
Sixty years ago townspeople in Englewood pulled together to reinforce a strong sense of community by honoring Englewood founders and energizing local shop owners at the end of a slow … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Theatre Education open house and class schedule
Wed  Sep 7 2016 08:30AM
What are parents saying about their children’s educational experiences at Venice Theatre? “Because of the work that you do, my son was able to experience something that has forever changed … Find out how to read more online.
St. Armands Circle’s Cafe L’Europe
Wed  Sep 7 2016 08:30AM
Imagine loving a restaurant for so long that you make the purchase of it your goal — and then you are actually able to achieve that objective. Ron Milton had … Find out how to read more online.
‘The BrassFest’ opens EUMC concert season
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
On Saturday, Aug. 27, at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary at 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood, The First Brass of Sarasota opens the Englewood United Methodist Church Music Ministry 2016-2017 … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 24 2016 10:27AM
PORT CHARLOTTE Memories Shower of Stars Tribute See “Memories” perform at the Cultural Center, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. This trio of entertainers will bring back their popular show that … Find out how to read more online.
Home cooking at Bud’s Restaurant
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
It may say Bud’s on the front window, and on a sign inside, but the Venice restaurant and its name now belong to Sara and Al Werden. Former factory employees … Find out how to read more online.


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