ENGLEWOOD — When Sarasota County commissioners last saw the changes proposed by staff to the State Road 776 corridor plan this past January, their reaction was one of “it’s not quite there yet.”

PLACIDA — For two weeks, Jack Sanzalone shut down his Gasparilla Boat Tours. It’ll be one more week before he resumes tours due to the red tide.

ENGLEWOOD — The Englewood Sting Rays 12-year-old-and-under travel baseball team plays in a tournament today and Sunday at North Charlotte Regional Park on the Charlotte-Sarasota county borderline.

ENGLEWOOD — With Sarasota County permits in hand, the Lemon Bay Historical Society is preparing to move the historic Green Street Church Museum.

From earliest times, residents of our area have been closely entwined with the natural resources of our waters. The Gulf of Mexico, the creeks, rivers and bays have generously given forth a seemingly endless supply of succulent seafood.

I never had a clear understanding of what the word “eclectic” meant untill I took a little walk down West Dearborn Street the other day. Oh sure, I had an idea that it takes different styles, tastes, or ideas and mixes them together, but it’s hard to grasp until you see it with your own eyes.

It’s a time for grilling hot dogs, making a fashion statement with the American flag, and gathering to watch fireworks dissolve among the stars.

Port Charlotte residents Dan and Agnes Long are sailing around the globe right now. This is the second part of their third update since venturing out to sea in October. Follow the Sun for other periodic updates written by the Longs about their travels.

SOUTH VENICE — The Florida Wildlife Commission is working with Sarasota County officials and animal trappers to find and remove the alligator that attacked two pets in Shamrock Park on Friday.

The Civil Air Patrol’s four core values of Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect continue to be exemplified by the Cadets of the Charlotte County Composite Squadron.

ENGLEWOOD — Mike Looney and Keith Rowley had nothing but praise and thanks Tuesday for Brad Fuller’s contribution to Englewood’s annual July 4 fireworks show.

The Junior Golf Foundation at the Lemon Bay Golf Club hosted its summer camp once again this year. The camp averages over 100 kids per summer. Lemon Bay Golf Club has taught over 1,600 local kids good life values through the game of golf. The summer program starts at age 5, and runs through …

ENGLEWOOD — The members of the Business and Professional Women of Englewood/Venice awarded two $1,000 Adult Learner Scholarships at their monthly dinner meeting June 19. Recipients were Rhonda Robinson and Cynthia Kenner-Brower.

I recently visited the Englewood Authors, who meet from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday monthly at Elsie Quirk Library, to share sample chapters and pieces from their books.

The Junior Golf Foundation at the Lemon Bay Golf Club hosted its summer camp once again this year. The camp averages over 100 kids per summer. Lemon Bay Golf Club has taught over 1,600 local kids good life values through the game of golf. The summer program starts at age 5, and runs through …

ROTONDA WEST — Rotonda Elks Lodge 2710 commemorated Flag Day with a service June 10 that included an honor guard from American Legion Post 113, which presented flags from all branches of the military.

The Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce held a recent Business Card Exchange hosted by DM Dean Homes at their brand new Coastal 1671 model, just outside the South Gulf Cove subdivision at 8288 Wiltshire Drive, Port Charlotte. The well-attended event was catered by Ephesus Mediterranean Gri…

The headline in a Sept. 14, 2016, Forbes Magazine article read: “Digital Ad Spending Will Surpass TV Spending For The First Time In U.S. History.” That was almost two years ago and I suspect that trend continues to this day.

SIESTA KEY — As the rain poured, Karen Zannone’s new friend turned around and flashed a smile.

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