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Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:00AM
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.
Lemon Bay Playhouse offers ‘Greetings!’
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:00AM
For this special time of year the Lemon Bay Playhouse will present “Greetings!,” a warmhearted play by Tom Dudzick, opening on Dec. 3 and running through Dec.21. Praised by one … Find out how to read more online.
‘Celebrate Circus’ show honors 65 years of Sailor Circus
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:00AM
Celebrate Circus, commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Sailor Circus, Sarasota County’s highly regarded circus education program for teenagers, will be the theme of the ninth annual style show of … Find out how to read more online.
Venice gears up for Annual Holiday Parade
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:00AM
The Venice Holiday Parade will be in downtown Venice Saturday, Nov. 29. Pre-parade entertainment is at 5 p.m. before the parade begins at 6 p.m. The parade will follow West … Find out how to read more online.
‘A Christmas Carol’ visits Fort Myers
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:00AM
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre welcomes the holidays with one of the most beloved holiday stories of all-time, Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” playing now through Dec. 27. From a cold-hearted … Find out how to read more online.
Support local group at Christmas show Saturday
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:00AM
For the past 20 years, Lemon Bay Chord Company members have done more than harmonize, they’ve given more than $100,000 in scholarships to Englewood and North Port students. “We have … Find out how to read more online.
The Ray today … and tomorrow
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:00AM
Kevin and Max Doyle, the father-son owners of The Celtic Ray Public House in Punta Gorda, are giving everyone a day-after Christmas present this year, and like everything else at … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE Free Thanksgiving Dinner at church On Thursday, Nov. 27, from noon until 3 p.m., Gulf Cove United Methodist Church will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner for the community, … Find out how to read more online.
FST’s season begins with passion and a lot of hairspray
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:00AM
The Florida Studio Theatre opened the Winter Mainstage Season with the energetic and colorful production of “Hairspray” based on the film by John Waters, with book by Mark O’Donnell and … Find out how to read more online.
Spanish Brass presents Christmas
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:00AM
Both entertaining and educational, Spanish Brass is considered one of the top brass quintets in the world. The group will present its unique take on music of the holiday season … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Fire Marshal Michael Frantz at Buffalo Wings and Rings
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:00AM
As Fire Marshal for the city of North Port, Michael Frantz or one of his two fire inspectors visit each of the city’s 600+ businesses every year to help prevent … Find out how to read more online.
Edison Ford ready for the Holiday Nights
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:00AM
The 39th Annual Edison Ford Holiday Nights opens Friday, Nov. 28, and will run through Jan. 2. It has become a must-see holiday tradition in Southwest Florida. During the holidays, … Find out how to read more online.
Experience ‘Christmas in Paradise’
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:00AM
It’s never too early to mark your calendar for the Punta Gorda Garden Club’s 21th annual Holly Days Home Tour, “Christmas in Paradise,” on Dec. 5 and 6 from 11 … Find out how to read more online.
Sip and savor at a wine tasting near you
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
With the holidays officially upon us, now is the time to start thinking about all the wonderful family dinners and gatherings. What better way to enjoy these memorable times than … Find out how to read more online.
Hollow Point plays classic rock, pop, and originals with a Latin flair
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:00AM
It's not often that a band that's been together for less than two years gets noticed nationally, but that's what happened to the Sarasota-based group, Hollow Point. Orlando sound engineer … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:00AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Horrible Bosses 2 Runtime: 1 hr. 48 min. | Rated R | For strong crude sexual content and language throughout Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick, … Find out how to read more online.
The new Smokehaus Pub & Grill has something for everyone
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:00AM
Smokehaus Pub & Grill owner Doreen Gentz, who is also the broker/owner of Florida House Management Corporation located on Chailett Road in Rotonda, is a woman with a vision. "I … Find out how to read more online.
Santa comes to Venice Saturday
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:00AM
As you read this, people are planning where to place their chairs along Venice and South Nokomis avenues in preparation for Saturday’s parade. One year someone even placed overstuffed love … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Nov 19 2014 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.


Gallery Walk is this Thursday
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Thursday, Nov. 20, kicks off the holiday spirit in Downtown Punta Gorda. The Merchants Association will be lighting the tree and starting the festivities. Brenda Peck, lead caroler, will get … Find out how to read more online.
Local authors’ book signing at Choices benefits food bank
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Meet local authors at Choices Natural Market on Thursday, Nov. 20. The signing will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 737 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice. The authors … Find out how to read more online.
Last chance to experience the Medieval Fair
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
This year’s Sarasota Medieval Fair is being held over three weekends through Sunday, Nov. 23, in the woods behind Roberts Arena. This is your last chance to experience the Medieval … Find out how to read more online.
Dave Mason to perform at Englewood Event Center
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience a great legend, Dave Mason, live at the Englewood Event Center this weekend. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
OPENING THIS WEEK The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Runtime: 2 hr. 3 min. | Rated PG-13 | For some disturbing images, intense sequences of violence, intense sequences of … Find out how to read more online.
Zany vaudevillians connect in Neil Simon's ‘Sunshine Boys’
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
What happens when two vaudevillian actors are successful professionally, but argumentative personally? In Neil Simon's play "The Sunshine Boys" comedians Al Lewis and Willie Clark allow petty grievances to fester. … Find out how to read more online.
Garden Tour and Craft Boutique set for weekend
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
The Lemon Bay Garden Club Tour, now in its 15th year, will be showcasing seven Englewood gardens: the Club's own award-winning garden and six others that have been selected for … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Theatre opens Stage II season with ‘God of Carnage’
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Manners, good and not-so-good, lead to hilarious and sometimes not-so-hilarious situations in the Tony Award-winning “God of Carnage” which opens the Stage II season in the Pinkerton Theatre at Venice … Find out how to read more online.
Gloria Musicae salutes Thanksgiving
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Gloria Musicae, Sarasota’s professional chorus, led by Joseph Holt, honors the season with its first concert, “In Thanksgiving,” Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Sarasota Opera House. While the title of … Find out how to read more online.
Garden Market returns to Edison Ford
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
The 8th Annual Edison Garden Market will be held in the public gardens at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.
Pavilion Grill serves up Thai and American food
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
When the building became available on the U.S. 41 Bypass in Venice last year, the owners of the Sand Trap Sports Bar & Grill saw an opportunity to expand their … Find out how to read more online.
Alvaro’s: The price is right, and so is the food
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Many restaurants advertise “great food at low prices,” but Alvaro’s backs it up. Consider “Land & Sea,” a Friday night special consisting of a 10-ounce New York strip steak, three … Find out how to read more online.
No place like home
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
The hamlet of Klingenthal, in Saxony near the Czech border, is noted for hand-carved wooden nutcrackers, such musical instruments as accordions and harmonicas, and a world-class ski jump. But you … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD Pancake brunches The Men’s Fellowship group kicked off its 42nd season for the ever-popular “granddaddy of all” pancake brunches in the Englewood United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The brunches … Find out how to read more online.
Ellie Lee — ‘Angel voice-fire on her fingertips’
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
"My audience is my boss," said Ellie Lee, leader of the blues/rock group, "Ellie Lee & Blues Fury." That name came about after a music jam in 2005 when a … Find out how to read more online.
Venice is chalk-full of fun this week
Wed  Nov 12 2014 08:30AM
The Sarasota Chalk Festival has the perfect new home in Venice. Instead of being crammed into the Burns Court area of Sarasota’s Pineapple Avenue, the festival has three locations in … Find out how to read more online.
The Placida Art Market is here to stay for the season
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
The Placida Art Market has returned for its fifth season, located in Placida, near The Fishery Restaurant and The Albritton Gallery. The market takes place around the circle off Fishery … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Symphony — home at last!
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
The wait is over for the Venice Symphony which holds its first concert at its new home Friday. More than two years in the planning and construction the new 1,000-seat … Find out how to read more online.
Symphony opens season in new PAC
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
As the dust settles in Venice following the Sarasota Chalk Festival’s Venice debut, residents look forward to the opening of the Venice Symphony season in its glorious new home — … Find out how to read more online.


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