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Terry Corson, commander of AMVETS Post 312 at the Greek Grille
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Terry Corson, Commander of Amvets post 312 in North Port, enjoyed a long military career in the Army National Guard, retiring as a full colonel from the Wisconsin Army National … Find out how to read more online.
Look at what’s happening in Arcadia
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
The Tater Hill BBQ Bunch and DeSoto County Veterans Services will hold “All 4 the Wall,” a benefit to bring the traveling Vietnam Wall to DeSoto County, at 11 a.m. … Find out how to read more online.
Drag Queens benefit Circus Arts and Chalk Festival on Halloween
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Despite being unable to save the old Venice Circus Arena, members of the Venice Circus Arts Foundation continue their efforts to preserve the history of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum … Find out how to read more online.
Benny Bada Bing Pizza & Pasta is proudly run by family
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Ben Cararo's restaurant Benny Bada Bing Pizza & Pasta is very important to him — but not more so than the family members who also work there. "I don't think … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Nightcrawler Runtime: 1 hr. 57 min. | Rated R | For violence, language and graphic images Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), a driven young man desperate for work, … Find out how to read more online.
Manasota Mystique is signature social event
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Three years ago, members of the Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce felt the need to develop a signature annual event they could use to not only fundraise, but serve as … Find out how to read more online.
‘Full Monty’ to delight audience at Venice Theatre once again
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Unless you have actually been to the show, “The Full Monty” you might have the wrong idea about what you might see or not see. Opening next Tuesday at Venice … Find out how to read more online.
Manatee Beans & Brews — a cozy island retreat
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Kristine and Joseph Crowe are serious about featuring gourmet, made-to-order coffee and fresh pastries at their new Manatee Beans & Brews coffee shop. "Our logo, a smiling manatee sipping coffee … Find out how to read more online.
Halloween is in full swing in Venice
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Friday, Venice holds its annual Halloween Parade for Kids. Children gather at the Centennial Park Gazebo at 4 p.m. to parade in their costumes, then continue on along the avenues … Find out how to read more online.
Newly formed Gulfshore Opera launches season
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
The newly formed Gulfshore Opera is committed to presenting the finest in opera theater and classical vocal performances to Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. The debut concert has a fresh … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Oct 30 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.
LongHorn Steakhouse opens in Port Charlotte
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
On Monday, Oct. 27, the newest LongHorn Steakhouse opened its doors to the Port Charlotte community. The new restaurant, located at 1381 Tamiami Trail, will be led by LongHorn veteran … Find out how to read more online.
Morgenstern Trio in Sarasota
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents the Morgenstern Trio in concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2 at the Historic Asolo Theater. They will perform works by Schubert (Notturno … Find out how to read more online.
The Sarasota Pumpkin Festival is back
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
One of the biggest fall events in Sarasota County is back for the sixth year. The much-anticipated Sarasota Pumpkin Festival will welcome festival-goers to Downtown Sarasota at Payne Park Friday … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA Music in the Park With its numerous attractions, Punta Gorda is fast becoming the place to be when visiting the Sunshine State. Now, in addition to the fishing, … Find out how to read more online.
Classic oldies with Kim Jenkins
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Kim Jenkins is back after a string of summer performances throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. During the winter months Jenkins performs as a singer of classic ’50s, ’60s, … Find out how to read more online.
Spooky things continue to happen at Historic Spanish Point this week
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Haunt Historic Spanish Point this week. It might haunt you back. Book reading and signing Local author Kim Cool will be doing a book reading and signing this evening, Oct … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Art Festival moves season into overdrive
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
As surely as the Sun Fiesta signals the end of the summer season in Venice, the Downtown Venice Art Festival, on Nov. 1 and 2, signals the arrival of Snowbird … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Oct 22 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.


The work-life balancing act
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
Work-life balance, or “having it all,” is much sought after by corporate Americans. Many find work to be the polar opposite of living life — family, friends, fun, whatever it … Find out how to read more online.
Don’t miss Grandma Lee at Visani
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
Grandma Lee has been a comedy jewel at Visani since 2006. Thanks to the highly rated NBC show “America’s Got Talent,” Grandma Lee is now a household name. You may … Find out how to read more online.
John Ski’s House of Breakfast & Lunch — food, fun, family
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
John Ski has been in the restaurant business most of his life, and at John Ski’s House of Breakfast & Lunch, it shows. John’s mixture of excellent, freshly prepared food … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM

Wed  Oct 22 2014 11:50AM
OPENING THIS WEEK 23 Blast Runtime: 1 hr. 38 min. | Rated PG-13 | For some teen drinking When high school football star Travis Freeman (Mark Hapka) is suddenly stricken … Find out how to read more online.
Kids Komedy Club season begins at Florida Studio Theatre
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
Sarasota’s Florida Studio Theatre is well-known for the professional shows staged year-round in its many venues with three buildings on Palm Avenue and First Street. While those shows generally keep … Find out how to read more online.
Patriot Self Storage's Jill Luke at Panera Bread
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
It’s hard to believe Jill Luke, area manager of Patriot Self Storage locations in North Port, has only lived in the area since 2009. Formerly from Michigan, she was living … Find out how to read more online.
Take a walk on the haunted side
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
Should you seek ghostly doings closer to home, rather than underwater in Key West or in Florida’s theme parks, there is plenty to investigate on your own in Southwest Florida. … Find out how to read more online.

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.
Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival returns
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
The Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival returns to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Oct. 24 outdoors on the river side lawn of the Ford Estate and Florida SouthWestern … Find out how to read more online.
Haunting on the Harbor Halloween Festival is a must-do
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
Gear up for a great time at the 5th Annual Smuggler’s Haunting on the Harbor Halloween Festival and Haunted House as City Marketplace in downtown Punta Gorda transforms into an … Find out how to read more online.
Sun Fiesta is summer’s ‘last hurrah’ in Venice
Wed  Oct 15 2014 08:00AM
For four decades, Sun Fiesta has been the biggest party of the year for Venice residents, especially the year-round residents. Sponsored by Women’s Sertoma since 1994, the 41st incarnation of … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Oct 22 2014 11:49AM
PUNTA GORDA Music in the Park With its numerous attractions, Punta Gorda is fast becoming the place to be when visiting the Sunshine State. Now, in addition to the fishing, … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Oct 22 2014 11:50AM
PUNTA GORDA The Tales of Indian Spring Cemetery Walking Tour Charlotte County Community Services invites you to enter The Tales of Indian Spring Cemetery: A Historical Walking Tour Saturday, Oct. … Find out how to read more online.
Musica Eclectica plays Latin beats with touches of jazz, rock, and blues
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
Guitarist Bryan Spainhower and percussionist Max Kelly have perfected Musica Eclectica, a blend of very danceable world music. Locally they're known as Combo Vimana, performing instrumentals in popular dance clubs … Find out how to read more online.
Hearty appetites wanted for Big Brothers Big Sisters event
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
A culinary treat is in store for local residents who attend Englewood’s upcoming Big Brothers Big Sisters “Chefs Cooking For Kids” charity event. The 5th annual event will be held … Find out how to read more online.
Historic Spanish Point to host Victorian funerals
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
Often the site of weddings at Historic Spanish Point, Mary’s Chapel will be the site of a more sombre occasion Friday evening, Oct. 31. Located adjacent to a pioneer graveyard, … Find out how to read more online.
Mingle with the masters at Art Center Sarasota
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
If you have wondered how artists do what they do, Art Center Sarasota has the perfect event for you. The center will present “An Evening in Paris,” featuring 10 teams … 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.


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