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Wed  Oct 1 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.
Everything ‘Olde’ is new again
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
If you haven’t been to the Olde World Restaurant and Lounge lately — and it’s difficult to imagine anyone around here who hasn’t — now’s the time to go. Celebrating … Find out how to read more online.
Sometimes a cigar is more than a cigar
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
What favorite place might you leave not smelling as good as you feel? If you’re a cigar aficionado — a cigar bar. Pity the poor cigar smoker. Venues for smoking … Find out how to read more online.
Oktoberfest: Bavarian Bash to take place in Punta Gorda
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
A three-day, family-friendly Oktoberfest called Bavarian Bash will take place at 115 Tamiami Trail in Punta Gorda this weekend, Sept. 26-28. The first-time event will feature live music, authentic German … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Oct 1 2014 11:43AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Left Behind Runtime: 1 hr. 38 min. |Rated PG-13 | For violence A small group of survivors are left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish and … Find out how to read more online.
Competition is back for 7th year
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
Thirty minutes. Five secret ingredients. Four local chefs. Two dishes. Those are the primary components of Venice MainStreet's annual Iron Chef competition, which takes place on Sunday, Oct. 12, from … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Public Library manager Ann Hall at Cassariano Italian Eatery
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
As the Library Manager at Venice Public Library, Ann Hall is responsible for keeping the library running smoothly. On any given day, that could mean ordering books, calling the IT … Find out how to read more online.
Boo time is underway
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
Watch out for ghosts and ghoulies along Tampa Avenue in Venice. Every building from Venice Theatre west to the Summit, including Luna Ristorante and the Venice Centre Mall, is said … Find out how to read more online.
‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ is first show on Venice Theatre’s season
Wed  Oct 1 2014 11:30AM
Venice Theatre opens its 2014-2015 MainStage season with Marc Camoletti’s French comedy, “Don’t Dress for Dinner.” This “energetic, smart and funny show” (Chicago Critic) opens Tuesday, Sept. 30, and runs … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Sep 24 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.
Visani presents ‘A Tribute To Roy Orbison’
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
Visani will have a very special “Tribute To Roy Orbison” show on Tuesday, Oct. 7. This show is sure to be a delight for oldies fans everywhere featuring local tribute … Find out how to read more online.
Local group The Copperhead Band to open for Charlie Daniels
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
The Copperhead Band, which is best known locally for its southern/classic rock style, will open for the legendary Charlie Daniels Band on Oct. 10 at the Englewood Event Center. That … Find out how to read more online.
Arcadia Farmers Market returns Oct. 4
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
Arcadia Main Street will kick off the new season of Arcadia’s Farmer’s Market on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Tree of Knowledge Park in downtown Arcadia. Vendors are invited to … Find out how to read more online.
‘Miakka’ Schoolhouse going strong at 100
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
Celebrate a 100th birthday and enjoy the annual ‘Miakka’ hootenanny Sunday at the Old ‘Miakka’ Schoolhouse. Still being used — although not as a schoolhouse — is the 100-year-old schoolhouse … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Oct 1 2014 11:43AM
PUNTA GORDA Charlotte Players presents ‘Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.’ Charlotte Players Kids Onstage and the Punta Gorda Historical Society will present two performances of their children’s musical “Fiddler on … Find out how to read more online.
Portofino Waterfront Dining serves something for everyone
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
When Doug Eichelberger was growing up in Long Island, his parents owned a catering business in addition to working full-time jobs. That is where his love for cooking started. “I … Find out how to read more online.
FST announces 2014-15 Cabaret and Mainstage seasons
Wed  Oct 1 2014 11:27AM
Florida Studio Theatre announced its 2014-15 Cabaret and Mainstage seasons. Starting off the Cabaret season are the full-bodied vocal stylings in “Dancing in the Street” with the Prima Donnettes. Next … Find out how to read more online.
The Floridians are always doing something fun and helping out
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
The Floridians, a group for women that like to have fun and give back to their community, formed their club in 1982. They met while volunteering with the Welcome Wagon … Find out how to read more online.
Carol Babb at Beach Road Wine Bar and Bistro
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
If you think you’re seeing double at two Englewood shops, you’re right. Carol Babb owns both Babb’s Barbershop on Placida Road and All About You Salon and Day Spa on … Find out how to read more online.


Sullivan St. Craft Festival is back in Punta Gorda
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
One of the most popular Punta Gorda festivals is scheduled to return to downtown on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21, for its 17th occurrence. The Sullivan Street Craft Festival is … Find out how to read more online.
‘3 Sisters’ who really know their ‘Tea’
Wed  Sep 24 2014 11:40AM
For many people, sitting down with a cup of hot herbal tea is the best way to unwind and relax. And for centuries, tea lovers have been aware of the … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
FORT MYERS 6th Annual Italian Fest planned If you have a craving for some great Italian food, along with a desire to help a local charity, be sure to attend … Find out how to read more online.
Olde Englewood Village welcomes Zeke's Uptown Bar & Grill
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
Dale Wentzel ll and Dale Wentzel lll have more in common than just their name. Both Dales are passionate about their new West Dearborn Street "Zeke's" an Uptown Bar & … Find out how to read more online.
LEGOland offers gentler Halloween event for the little ones
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
There seems to be two ways to celebrate Halloween at Florida theme parks — super scary and not-so-scary. As Mickey has his annual Not So Scary Halloween Party in the … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Sep 17 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  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
OPENING THIS WEEK The Maze Runner Runtime: 1 hr. 53 min. | Rated PG-13 | For intense seq. of sci-fi violenc, intense seq. of sci-fi action, some disturbing images and … Find out how to read more online.
The Saltwater Cafe celebrates 18 years in Nokomis
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
A 50th anniversary is celebrated with gold, and on a 25th anniversary one receives gifts made of silver. So, what happens on an 18th anniversary? At the Saltwater Cafe in … Find out how to read more online.
Wally Rutan sings, plays classic rock to country songs
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
Englewood resident Wally Rutan is a very busy man. He conducts his interview while sitting at one of his children's baseball games. Before that, he was at his full-time construction … Find out how to read more online.
Beauty and the beer
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
How does one control a boisterous biergartenful of customers, during peak World Cup action, with Germany whupping Argentina? Worse, try managing a crowd of opinionated German diners, each of whose … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Sep 24 2014 04:44PM
OPENING THIS WEEK The Boxtrolls Runtime: 1 hr. 36 min. | Rated PG | For mild rude humor, action and some peril In the village of Cheesebridge, a Victorian-era berg … Find out how to read more online.
Zombies get loose at Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
For those who dare, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is seeking guests to help round up several zombies who have escaped from Zombie Containment Unit 15. Guests will be armed with … Find out how to read more online.
Lots of exciting events to take place in Venice
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
Friday night’s free concert at the Gazebo in Centennial Park features the music of Lady Katt and the Howlin’ Dogs. As some people bring their dogs to these concerts, it … Find out how to read more online.
Muscle Car City Show is Saturday
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
The National Street Rod Association’s slogan is ‘Fun With Cars.’ Perhaps it’s because when car enthusiasts get together and talk about restoring their 1967 Mustang fastback, the memories come rushing … Find out how to read more online.
Take part in entertainment — audition
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
Take part in the entertainment featured in Let’s Go! Here are some opportunities to be a part of upcoming shows: Exsultate! Chorale Exsultate! Chorale will hold auditions from 10 a.m. … Find out how to read more online.
Our home is Royal Thai
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
‘Where you going, Kayoon?” “To the market! I need more candy!” Was this the whine of a kid, giddy with a little extra allowance? Hardly. It was the excited cry … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
Punta gorda 2nd Annual YMCA Youth Regatta The Charlotte County Family YMCA will hold its 2nd annual youth regatta Sept. 20 on Charlotte Harbor. The YMCA Youth Regatta is open … Find out how to read more online.
Dean’s — the dream of a 7-year-old
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
Dean Stainton looked back 46 years, smiled wistfully, and said, "Ever since I was 7 years old, I wanted to open a restaurant.” That childhood dream in East Haven, Conn., … Find out how to read more online.


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