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Calendars are still clogged for next few weeks
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
This is no April Fool’s Day joke — the next few weeks will be as event-filled as the past few weeks of March. Between Easter egg hunts and Easter church … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Furious 7 Runtime: 2 hr. 17 min. | Rated R | For pervasive crude and sexual content and language, some graphic nudity, and drug material After Dominic … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE Tribute to Woody Herman A Tribute to Woody Herman will be presented on Monday, April 6, by Swingin’ On Monday’s Charlotte County Big Band at 7 p.m. in … Find out how to read more online.
DeFina's serves up delightful, delicious dinners in Venice
Wed  Apr 1 2015 10:47AM
When Wisconsin restaurateur Bob Lucarelli met Ron DeFina during a Venice softball game a few years ago he discovered that they had a lot in common. Both came from Italian … Find out how to read more online.
Phil Snyder of the Suncoast Humane Society at Zydeco
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
Over lunch at Zydeco’s in Cape Haze, Phil Snyder, executive director of the Suncoast Humane Society, posed an interesting question. “Animals outnumber people 10 to one,” he said. “If there … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 1 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.
Venice Theatre relives the Woodstock Era with tribute group MondayMonday
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
Get ready for a musical journey through time as MondayMonday pays tribute to one of the most harmony-rich groups of the ‘60s — “The Mamas and the Papas.” The tribute … Find out how to read more online.
Asolo Repertory Theatre announces 2015-16 season
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
Asolo Repertory Theatre announced the highly anticipated 2015-16 season with a special presentation in the Mertz Theatre. Led by Asolo Rep’s Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards and the FSU/Asolo … Find out how to read more online.
St. Armands Key offers something for everyone
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
Circus magnate John Ringling had big plans for St. Armands Key, which is an island that is situated just west of downtown Sarasota, in the Sarasota Bay. He had purchased … Find out how to read more online.
It's Pasty not pastry
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
If you're English or if you're a "Yooper" from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, you'll have no problem understanding the word "Pasty." Curious folks, driving by The Pasty Shop on N. Indiana … Find out how to read more online.
Seminole Casino expands with new 99-room hotel
Wed  Mar 18 2015 08:30AM
James E. Billie, chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, said he always thought building a hotel next to the casino would be a great idea. Tony Sanchez Jr., president … Find out how to read more online.
Have lunch with Jane Seymour and Cloris Leachman
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
One of the signature events of the Sarasota Film Festival is the chance to dine with film stars. Friday, April 17, Jane Seymour and Cloris Leachman will be the guests … Find out how to read more online.
Help wild animals at Lions, Tigers & Bears open house
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
You’ll probably hear Lions, Tigers and Bears before you arrive at the property. You may hear the lion roaring, the peacocks calling alerts, or maybe the gibbons singing to get … Find out how to read more online.
Putting on the dog at Ophelia’s
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
Dogs sprawl beneath barstools on the Laishley Crab House deck. They help themselves to water bowls placed outside dog-mindful downtown shops. They cruise Punta Gorda’s Harborwalk in strollers. They’re wheeled … Find out how to read more online.
‘Soundscape Kaleidoscope’ is Bion Cantorum’s Spring Concert
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
Charlotte County’s new chamber choral group Bion Cantorum will be presenting its Spring concert Soundscape Kaleidoscope on Friday, April 10, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 12, at 3 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.
There is no age limit on comedy
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
Florida Studio Theatre launches its Kids Comedy Lab Saturday, April 4, in its Improv venue. Years ago, the late Art Linkletter said “Kids Say the Darndest Things” and drew all … Find out how to read more online.
Epcot explodes in blooms
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
Those Walt Disney World gardeners have outdone themselves yet again for the 22nd annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. There are hundreds of hanging baskets on light poles at … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Chorale presents ‘Cohan & Co.’ concert
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
The North Port Chorale, under the direction of Jeffrey Herbert, will present “Cohan & Co.” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, at the North Port Performing Arts Center, 6400 … Find out how to read more online.
Venice book fair is for readers — and writers
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Readers and writers need each other. That is the premise behind the fourth annual Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival coming up Saturday in Centennial Park in downtown Venice. Sponsored … Find out how to read more online.


Venice Art Center puts out the red carpet for Sarasota Film Festival
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Preview the Sarasota Film Festival Wednesday, April 8 at the Venice Art Center. Follow the red carpet to the Pat Buster main gallery to meet and mingle with SFF director … Find out how to read more online.
Fairy House Fun at Historic Spanish Point
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Fairy houses, small structures where fairies live in harmony with nature, may be practically invisible, but visitors to this year’s Fairy House Festival at Historic Spanish Point in Osprey will … Find out how to read more online.

Fri  Mar 27 2015 02:01PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Get Hard Runtime: 1 hr. 39 min. | Rated R | For pervasive crude and sexual content and language, some graphic nudity, and drug material Hedge fund … Find out how to read more online.
Marcy Downey to rock Visani with ‘the Fabulous ’50s and ’60s’
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Singer Marcy Downey will once again rock the house at Visani Dinner Theater with her highly acclaimed one-woman cabaret show, ‘It’s My Party: The Fabulous ’50s and ’60s!’ on Monday, … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Papa and Mama Root to perform Thursday at Veteran Car Club event Oldies (1950s-1970s) rock ‘n’ roll tribute, and Americana original music, duo “Papa and Mama Root” will perform from … Find out how to read more online.
‘Dream lovers’ show to benefit Englewood Elks Youth Camp
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Enjoy an evening of entertainment at the Englewood Elks Club and help raise funds to send deserving youth to camp this summer. “Dream lovers: A Tribute to the Music of … Find out how to read more online.
‘Goin’ on the lime’ at Suncoast Café
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
St. Lucia islanders who say “Goin’ on the lime” mean “Going partying with friends.” And the place to go on the lime in the year 2000 wasn’t a big resort; … Find out how to read more online.
Epiphany Cathedral students to perform ‘Peter Pan Jr.’ this weekend
Wed  Mar 18 2015 01:16AM
Students from Epiphany Cathedral School (ECS) in Venice will be performing the classic musical, “Peter Pan Jr.,” Venice Theatre’s MainStage at 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Theatre’s Silver Foxes go to London Town
Wed  Mar 18 2015 08:30AM
Venice Theatre’s senior theater performance troupe, the Silver Foxes, will take to Venice Theatre’s MainStage for their annual March performances on March 18 through March 22. They will perform a … Find out how to read more online.
Milk a goat and taste taro chips at sustainability festival
Wed  Mar 18 2015 08:30AM
ECHO hosts its annual Global Food and Farm Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 21. Visitors will enjoy live cooking shows, tours, workshops, demonstrations, food and fun. … Find out how to read more online.
Discover stunning art at Englewood Spring Fine Arts Festival
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
The Rotary Club of Englewood and the Englewood Youth Foundation are sponsoring a juried art show Saturday and Sunday on W. Dearborn Street in Englewood. “We support local, nonprofit organizations, … Find out how to read more online.
Eisenberg adds second show
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Just 17, Christopher Eisenberg is an entertainment phenomenon. With his magnetic personality and talent that belies his youth, Eisenberg will perform a second show as the final Westcoast Black Theatre … Find out how to read more online.
Florida Studio Theatre extends ‘I’m A Stranger Here Myself’
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
‘I’m A Stranger Here Myself” opened on March 17 to an eager audience in the Keating Theatre. Original creator and star of the production, Mark Nadler, speaks to the excitement … Find out how to read more online.
Help celebrate Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary’s 33rd birthday
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
On Saturday, March 28, admission is free for everyone to celebrate the Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary’s 33rd year of business. The Octagon is a safe haven, rescue, rehabilitation and learning facility … Find out how to read more online.
Grand old game gets spoofed in ‘The Fox on the Fairway’
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
After nearly sold-out runs of “Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story” and “Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins,” Venice Theatre is preparing its next MainStage offering, a popular Ken Ludwig farce … Find out how to read more online.
Bask in Boca Grande’s beachside beauty
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
U.S. presidents are not the only folks drawn to Boca Grande. The Presidents Bush have vacationed there but so have sports figures, movers and shakers in various industries and day-trippers … Find out how to read more online.
Mexican paradise in Englewood
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Paraiso in Spanish means paradise, and that’s exactly the feeling that Erica and Fernando Pina want to convey to customers who dine at Paraiso Mexican Grille and Bar. “For us, … Find out how to read more online.

Mon  Mar 23 2015 03:11PM
OPENING THIS WEEK The Divergent Series: Insurgent Runtime: 1 hr. 58 min. | Rated PG-13 | For intense violence and action throughout, some sensuality, thematic elements and brief language Tris … Find out how to read more online.
Bob and Beth Piel
Wed  Mar 18 2015 08:30AM
Venice residents Bob and Beth Piel made time in their busy schedules to discuss what they love about their city. Coming from the Chicago suburbs, the weather difference is a … Find out how to read more online.
For good food, your destination is SkyView Café
Wed  Mar 18 2015 08:30AM
air·port (noun) complex of runways and buildings for takeoff, landing, and maintenance of civil aircraft, with facilities for passengers The dictionary implies that an airport is just a way station … Find out how to read more online.


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