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Wed  Apr 23 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.
Spring Spectacular to take place at fairgrounds
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
Residents and visitors to the area won’t want to miss the 4th annual Spring Spectacular at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds planned for this weekend. The event will take place from … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Brick Mansions Runtime: 1 hr. 29 min. | Rated PG-13 | For language, frenetic gunplay, drug material, sexual menace and violence and action throughout In a dystopian … Find out how to read more online.
Neal McCoy to headline KIX Country Fest Sunday
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
Country has always been a well-loved category of music, but nine months ago, the NPD Group, a national marketing research company, released some interesting information. Country had surpassed longtime top … Find out how to read more online.
Dining out with … Janie & Steve Duke of Westchester Gold & Diamonds at Torch Bistro
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
Janie and Steve Duke are longtime residents of Port Charlotte. Their business, Westchester Gold & Diamonds, has been around for the past 37 years, minus the 60 days it took … Find out how to read more online.
Nip EPCOT in the bud
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
The seven-day-long EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is drawing to a close. The 100 or so Disney topiaries will soon be put away for another year and the stars … Find out how to read more online.
Gloria Musicae performs at Van Wezel
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
Gloria Musicae presents “Voices of the Holocaust” Monday, April 28, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota. “Voices” is a cantata in five parts, arranged by composer Sheridan … Find out how to read more online.
Spend a relaxing day in Delray
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
Getting to Disney or Delray takes about the same amount of time for Sun readers. As much as I love the Duck and that goofy dog, there are times when … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 16 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.
‘Parallel Lives’ continues at Venice Theatre
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
Two women portray a motley assortment of characters in “Parallel Lives,” a comedy newly opened in the Pinkerton Theatre at Venice Theatre — Nancy Denton (“Hairspray,” “Second Samuel” and “Stand … Find out how to read more online.
Spring Home & Garden Show
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
The 8th annual Spring Home and Garden Show is here. Presented by Expo Marketing Inc., the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, … Find out how to read more online.
The 25th annual Earth Day Festival offers fun for all
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
Earth Day is an annual event that marks what many people consider to be the genesis of the modern environmentalist movement. That is the day when people and organizations all … Find out how to read more online.
The art of craft beers: Brewer of the week - 3 Daughters Brewing
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
Over the past six weeks of craft beer articles, it's become glaringly apparent that the true art of craft beers is the science involved in the creation of them. The … Find out how to read more online.
Earth Day Festival promotes healthy living
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
Since 1970, millions of people around the world have celebrated Earth Day on April 22 by learning how to promote sustainability and protect their environment. Englewood's organizers, The Open Studio … Find out how to read more online.
Vimana, a combo of world music and Latin beats
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
Because his father managed Country/Rock bands in Colorado in the ’70s and ’80s, Bryan Spainhower was encouraged to take guitar lessons and learn about the music business at an early … Find out how to read more online.
Pizza to perfection at Bocca Lupo
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
How important is your dough? When it's pizza dough, according to the Valentino brothers, David and Dennis, who own and operate Bocca Lupo Coal Fired Pizza in Port Charlotte, "How … Find out how to read more online.
Suncoast Boat Show surrounds Marina Jack’s
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
Gulf Coast boat builders, dealers and suppliers will display their wares Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the area surrounding Marina Jack’s on Sarasota Bay in downtown Sarasota. The occasion is … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM

Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:25PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Heaven Is For Real Runtime: 1 hr. 50 min. | PG | Thematic material including some medical situations, and brief language A little boy (Connor Corum) says … Find out how to read more online.


Super Boat Grand Prix weekend is finally here
Wed  Apr 9 2014 08:00AM
Jerry York admitted the days seem shorter and shorter as the first Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix drew near. But now, it’s finally here! Are you ready? Festivities kick … Find out how to read more online.
Mike Carignan has his heart set in his music
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
Since he moved to Charlotte County in 1988, Mike Carigan's head, and income, has been in his profession as a speech therapist in the Charlotte County School System. But this … Find out how to read more online.
The art of craft beers Brewer of the Week - Motorworks Brewing
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
Making a great beer takes a lot of work, especially when it comes to brewing craft beers. Because making craft beers is a very labor-intensive process, it can take a … Find out how to read more online.
Kennedy Space Center extends hours for summer
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has extended its hours for the summer months. From now through Sept. 1, hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Since the arrival … Find out how to read more online.
Banyan Theater preps for 13th season
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
One man’s dream of offering quality theater in a nearly dead summer season was a challenge — even for this area now known as the Cultural Coast. Because Jerry Finn … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 9 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.
Punta Gorda Block Party features Mark Lindsay
Wed  Apr 9 2014 08:00AM
Come to downtown Punta Gorda Saturday, April 12, and help celebrate the 28th edition of Southwest Florida’s largest one-day street festival, the Punta Gorda Block Party. Gates will open at … Find out how to read more online.
Dining Out With … Pat Bieneman
Thu  Apr 10 2014 10:49AM
It’s lunchtime and Pat Bieneman is seated at the outdoor patio at Mango Bistro again on historic Dearborn Street in Englewood. As usual, it’s a working lunch. The managing broker … Find out how to read more online.
Film festival offers ‘infinite possibilities’
Wed  Apr 2 2014 08:00AM
Even if you bring your sleeping bag, there is no way to see all the films at the 16th annual Sarasota Film Festival which opens Friday in Sarasota with “Last … Find out how to read more online.
Chaang Thai Express ready to serve customers again
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
Ratri Techarutchatanon learned how to cook authentic Thai food from her mother while growing up in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. After meeting her husband, she moved from Chiang Mai … Find out how to read more online.
Easter open house promises animal education, entertainment
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
Visitors attending Lions, Tigers and Bears’ annual Easter Weekend Open House should be prepared for a hoot of a time — literally. With one of the preserve’s newest additions — … Find out how to read more online.
Brighten your day at Lickity Split Cafe
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
If traveling back in time to a place where you can reminisce about riding in a '57 Chevy or listening to '50s music at your favorite ice cream parlor with … Find out how to read more online.
April is a happening and hopping month
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
This month is turning out to be the ideal training ground for festivals in Venice. We began with the Book and Writer’s Festival on April 5 and went right into … Find out how to read more online.
All aboard for Venice History
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
That Venice is well-known around the country owes much to the Venice Train Depot and its primary uses until the 1990s when trains ceased to come to Venice. When completed … Find out how to read more online.
Venice hosting biggest BBQ Bash yet
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
Growing larger each year, the Venice BBQ Bash will add a second venue and a second event to what has become the largest sanctioned BBQ event in Southwest Florida. The … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Apr 13 2014 11:27AM
Elvis shows coming to Port Charlotte, North Port
Wed  Apr 9 2014 08:00AM
‘The Miracle of Elvis’ comes to Port Charlotte “The Miracle of Elvis,” a smash new show, is coming to the Port Charlotte Cultural Center Friday, April 11. Elvis is the … Find out how to read more online.
Out with the new, in with the old
Wed  Apr 9 2014 08:00AM
You can complain about today’s music. Or you can do something about it. A Las Vegas quality show band featuring the music we treasure from the 1950s and ‘60s performs … Find out how to read more online.

Fri  Apr 11 2014 12:58PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Draft Day Runtime: 1 hr. 49 min. | PG-13 | Brief strong language and sexual references On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver … Find out how to read more online.


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