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Wed  Oct 15 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.
Arcadia scarecrows line the streets for fall
Wed  Oct 15 2014 08:00AM
Downtown Arcadia is all decked out for fall, inviting you to come experience this charming, historic city. The downtown sidewalks are decorated with more than 25 scarecrows created by area … Find out how to read more online.
FST improv ‘Out of Bounds Match-up’ is back
Wed  Oct 15 2014 08:00AM
It’s that time again to laugh out loud and stretch those funny bones. Back by popular demand, FST Improv returns on Saturday, Oct. 18, and runs through Jan. 3, 2015, … Find out how to read more online.
Gear up for the ‘Green Pumpkin’ tour
Wed  Oct 15 2014 08:00AM
People for Trees, Inc., a nonprofit native tree advocacy group, will have their annual “Tour de North Port” on Sunday, Oct. 26. “It’s the Green Pumpkin!” will feature a number … Find out how to read more online.
Marjorie Benson of Friendly Floors at Opus Restaurant
Wed  Oct 15 2014 08:00AM
Since she took over the reins of Friendly Floors more than 20 years ago, Marjorie Benson not only wanted to be the best flooring company in Charlotte County, but she … Find out how to read more online.
Uptown Express a one-way ticket down memory lane
Wed  Oct 15 2014 08:00AM
Tommy DeSantis, founder of the Doo-Wop and oldies group Uptown Express, said music has been in his blood all his life. “Doo-Wop was the music of my time,” DeSantis said. … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Oct 16 2014 11:29AM
OPENING THIS WEEK The Best of Me Runtime: 1 hr. 58 min. | Rated PG-13 | For violence, brief strong language, some drug content and sexuality A pair of former … Find out how to read more online.
The Soda Fountain lets you relive the good ol’ days
Wed  Oct 15 2014 02:54PM
Throughout history, the soda fountain has served as a place to catch up on all the local news, enjoy time with friends and family and savor a delightful array of … Find out how to read more online.
‘Ah! Thentic’ Italian pizzas and more at Marco's in Englewood
Wed  Oct 15 2014 08:00AM
Terry and Dianne Burkholder invited pizza lovers to fill their plates with as many free pizza slices as they could hold prior to the official opening of Marco's Pizza in … Find out how to read more online.
Lemon Bay presents ‘Ladies in Retirement’
Wed  Oct 15 2014 08:00AM
Theater-goers who enjoy variety will be pleased to find a mystery/drama opening at the Lemon Bay Playhouse on Wednesday, Oct. 22, and running through Nov. 9. “Ladies in Retirement,” by Edward … Find out how to read more online.
is taking place in Cape Coral
Wed  Oct 15 2014 08:00AM
Auf geht’s! It is once again that time of year — mid October is here and Southwest Florida is looking forward to the largest party of the year — the … Find out how to read more online.
Fall for the Arts Fest is here
Wed  Oct 15 2014 08:00AM
Celebrate the beginning of fall and kick off the 2014-15 season of the arts with your family and friends at the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 18, from … Find out how to read more online.
Fall Events
Thu  Oct 16 2014 11:28AM
PUNTA GORDA 5th Annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch Get ready to welcome fall. Christ Community United Methodist Church invites everyone to join them this weekend at their 5th Annual … Find out how to read more online.
Shrimpotober Fest is here
Fri  Oct 17 2014 03:13PM
The Rotary Club of Placida presents Shrimptober Fest this weekend. This event will take place on the grounds of The Fishery Restaurant off Placida Road in Placida. There will be … Find out how to read more online.
‘We’re gonna need a bigger roaster’
Fri  Oct 17 2014 06:23PM
W ayne and Valerie Mercer get up at 4:30 every morning. No wonder they like coffee so much, you say? It’s WAY more than that. Slipping into an Arcadian drawl … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Oct 16 2014 11:29AM
PUNTA GORDA Complimentary Wine and Cheese reception Please welcome Beth Ann Morrison from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, … Find out how to read more online.
Raising funds in style
Wed  Oct 15 2014 08:00AM
The Friends of the North Port Library (the FOL) is constantly being challenged. All year long volunteers keep busy operating the Friends' used book store and sponsoring free children's, teen, … Find out how to read more online.
‘Fly-in’ for breakfast at Buchan Airport
Wed  Oct 8 2014 08:00AM
One day a year, Buchan Airport becomes the most happening place in Englewood to eat quiche and see vintage airplanes. In its eighth year, the annual Buchan Airport Fly-in Breakfast … Find out how to read more online.
Party in Venice this month
Wed  Oct 15 2014 08:00AM
October is Sun Fiesta month in Venice. When this party began in 1973, it was a celebration of the end of summer and the eminent arrival of seasonal visitors. Many … Find out how to read more online.


‘The Rocky Horror Show’ returns to Venice Theatre
Wed  Oct 8 2014 08:00AM
Venice Theatre’s next Cabaret is a return of the wildly popular cult classic Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show. This campy, crazy, rock and roll tribute to the classic horror … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Oct 8 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 Al Holland ‘Disco Night Fever Birthday Bash’
Wed  Oct 8 2014 08:00AM
On Tuesday, Oct. 14, Visani will present Al Holland, part-time member of “The Platters,” at his own “Disco Night Fever Birthday Bash.” In 2006, Al Holland turned 50. It was … Find out how to read more online.
Sample fine wine and beer this Saturday
Wed  Oct 8 2014 08:00AM
Sip your favorite wine or brew and sample tasty gourmet treats while strolling along historical Bayshore Live Oak Park this Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Dozens of artists, vendors, … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Oct 8 2014 12:17PM
PUNTA GORDA Complimentary Wine and Cheese reception Please welcome Beth Ann Morrison from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 635 … Find out how to read more online.
On the water at Pelican Alley
Wed  Oct 8 2014 08:00AM
Sarasota County has more than 563 square miles of area and has 37 miles of open shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico, not to mention countless miles of waterfront land … Find out how to read more online.
Trilogy, band of ‘brothers’
Wed  Oct 8 2014 08:00AM
Colton Race, Trilogy's drummer and "PR Guy," Charlie Davin, the group's energetic lead guitarist, and Blaine Wiley, their brainy bassist, consider themselves brothers. All three began challenging themselves musically since … Find out how to read more online.
Moon walks begin again at Crowley Nature Center
Wed  Oct 8 2014 08:00AM
Crowley Nature Center is the place to step back in time to this area’s pioneer era. On one of its monthly full-moon walks, Crowley also is a place to connect … Find out how to read more online.

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.
Chicken costumes welcome at Oktoberfest
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
Dressing like a chicken is encouraged at this year’s Oktoberfest in Punta Gorda. In the hopes of bringing something new and exciting to the free Oct. 4 event in front … Find out how to read more online.
Jill McCrory of McCrory Law Firm at Laishley Crab House
Wed  Oct 8 2014 08:00AM
When Jill McCrory founded her law firm in 2009, she had a simple concept — she wanted to make it more approachable for potential clients. That is why she would … Find out how to read more online.
Take a ride for breast cancer awareness
Wed  Oct 8 2014 08:00AM
The Bicycle Center in Port Charlotte is partnering up with Trek Women and The Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) once again to help support a great cause — Breast Cancer Awareness. … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Oct 8 2014 12:17PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Addicted Runtime: 1 hr. 45 min. | Rated R | For strong sexual content, brief drug use, nudity and language A woman’s sex addiction threatens to ruin … Find out how to read more online.
The Curve — a new ball game at the Wyvern
Wed  Oct 8 2014 08:00AM
Unlike most players pitching for a new team, Jennifer Murphy wants you to hit her curve, and she's got a change-up, too. Jennifer is the manager of the new The … Find out how to read more online.
How does a killer whale celebrate Halloween?
Wed  Oct 8 2014 08:00AM
Florida theme parks are divided in the way they celebrate Halloween — some do it for children while some try to scare the daylights out of their adult visitors. SeaWorld, … Find out how to read more online.
Ringling International Arts Festival is hot ticket item
Wed  Oct 8 2014 08:00AM
Join the last-minute scramble for tickets to the Ringling International Art Festival which returns to Sarasota Oct. 15-18. Too popular to hold only in alternate years, the event features an … 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.


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