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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
Wed  Mar 15 2017 08:30AM
“May the luck of the Irish Lead to happiest heights And the highway you travel Be lined with green lights. Wherever you go and whatever you do, May the luck … Find out how to read more online.
Big Band Barbershop comes to Englewood Event Center
Fri  Mar 24 2017 03:19PM
On Saturday, March 25, 28 Lemon Bay Chord Company Chorus members, under the direction of Dr. Sarah Rideout Slight, will bring Big Band music to the Englewood Event Center. In … Find out how to read more online.
30th Annual Placida Seafood Festival mixes food, music and more
Wed  Mar 15 2017 08:30AM
The Rotary Club of Placida is the host for a two-day seafood festival this weekend on Fishery Road, in historic Placida. This year, as in the past, admission is free. … Find out how to read more online.
Conjurer comes to Sarasota Fair
Wed  Mar 15 2017 08:30AM
So, you’ve been wondering whether dental work is in your future, and you don’t want your teeth to be the first to tell you. And what about that job building … Find out how to read more online.
13th Annual Pioneer Day with rib cook-off
Wed  Mar 15 2017 08:30AM
It has been 100 years since members of the Arcadia National Guard trained for and fought in the “Great War” also known as World War I. The DeSoto County Historical … Find out how to read more online.
Making customers feel like family at Torch Bar and Grill
Wed  Mar 8 2017 08:30AM
Torch Bar and Grill, on U.S. 41 in Punta Gorda, is more than just a family business — it’s a family. Walk in for lunch or dinner and you will … Find out how to read more online.
Giddy up, partners! It’s time for Arcadia’s ‘Beer for My Horses’ Downtown Beer Walk
Wed  Mar 8 2017 08:30AM
Held in conjunction with the historic Arcadia Rodeo, the second annual edition of this popular event will be held this year on Friday, March 10. The Walk includes stops at … Find out how to read more online.
A Vette Together: Get revved up for annual Corvettes in Venice show
Wed  Mar 8 2017 08:30AM
On Sunday, March 12, 225 Corvettes will be converging on Centennial Park in downtown Venice. It’s the 13th Annual Corvettes in Venice — A Vette Together — sponsored by Venice … Find out how to read more online.
‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ performance to benefit Friends of Elsie Quirk Library
Wed  Mar 8 2017 08:30AM
Englewood’s Lemon Bay Playhouse actors and volunteers are donating their facility and their time for a one-night benefit performance of the play, “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom. All proceeds … Find out how to read more online.
Enjoy creations at 16th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival
Wed  Mar 1 2017 08:30AM
Throngs of South Florida residents and visitors will once again have an opportunity to view spectacular works of art and crafts set up along W. Venice Avenue in the heart … Find out how to read more online.
Mouths watering for Taste of Punta Gorda
Fri  Mar 24 2017 03:19PM
Mention food, and Punta Gorda immediately comes to mind. Why not? The association between good eats and the small town on the Peace River is a natural one. From swamp … Find out how to read more online.
Pedal and Play in Paradise rides into Punta Gorda this weekend
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
The Pedal and Play in Paradise cycling celebration comes to Punta Gorda again on Friday and Saturday, March 24-25. Now in its eighth year, the event spans two days and … Find out how to read more online.
‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist Drew Lynch returns to Port Charlotte
Wed  Mar 15 2017 08:30AM
In 2015, Drew Lynch captured the hearts of America with his Golden Buzzer performance on Season 10 of “America’s Got Talent.” In 2016, he captured the hearts of Port Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
Arcadia Rodeo rides into history
Wed  Mar 8 2017 08:30AM
Jill McCrory doesn’t need history as motivation to ride into Arcadia for the rodeo, although the Punta Gorda attorney will be witness to it. McCrory and her husband, Chad, a … Find out how to read more online.
Night Ranger ‘motoring’ to Englewood
Wed  Mar 15 2017 08:30AM
Night Ranger will be performing its classic music in acoustic style on Wednesday, March 22, at the Englewood Event Center. An American rock band that originated from the San Fransico … Find out how to read more online.
FunkFest comes of age
Thu  Mar 2 2017 08:30AM
FunkFest8 is not all grown up. Let’s be clear about that. Punta Gorda’s own music festival is as fresh musically as it was when it was started seven years ago. … Find out how to read more online.
Event fan finally steps onto the dance floor
Wed  Mar 8 2017 08:30AM
Phyllis Walker is an old hand at Dancing with the Charlotte Stars. The family-law attorney hasn’t missed one since joining the McCrory Law Firm in 2011. The thing is, she … Find out how to read more online.
Get taste of Greece and more at Alvaro’s
Wed  Mar 8 2017 08:30AM
At the time Fred Fotos came to live in the United States as a young man, he figured he had only a couple of options for employment. “When I moved … Find out how to read more online.
Columbus’ ships to land in Venice
Wed  Mar 8 2017 08:30AM
On Friday, March 10, the Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Columbus’ ships, will open in Venice. The ships will be docked at Fisherman’s Wharf, Dockside Waterfront Grill, 509 North … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Chorale presents ‘Mozart to Mancini,’ featuring varied music concert
Wed  Mar 1 2017 08:30AM
The Charlotte Chorale presents “Mozart to Mancini,” featuring varied music from classical to contemporary by artists such as Wolfgang Mozart, Antonio Vivaldi, Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini. This concert is … Find out how to read more online.


Family fun at San Pedro Community Festival
Wed  Mar 1 2017 08:30AM
North Port's San Pedro Catholic Church will be hosting its Third Annual Community Festival March 3-5. At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, the events kicks off with a tribute to American … Find out how to read more online.
Wine and Jazz Fest: They keep coming back
Wed  Feb 22 2017 08:30AM
Della Booth’s first taste of the Punta Gorda Wine and Jazz Festival was several years ago, and it was a working date. The former chairwoman of the Punta Gorda Chamber … Find out how to read more online.
Experience best of Italy and more at Venice Italian Feast & Carnival
Wed  Mar 1 2017 08:30AM
Benvenuti to the annual celebration of all things Italian — the Venice Italian Feast & Carnival. Now in its 29th year, the festival will be presented Feb. 23-26, at the … Find out how to read more online.
Experience best of Italy and more at Venice Italian Feast & Carnival
Wed  Feb 22 2017 08:30AM
Benvenuti to the annual celebration of all things Italian — the Venice Italian Feast & Carnival. Now in its 29th year, the festival will be presented Feb. 23-26, at the … Find out how to read more online.
‘Fonda and Friends’ concert promises memorable fun
Wed  Feb 22 2017 08:30AM
Fonda Davies, organist and director of Music Ministries, headlines “Fonda and Friends” in concert at the Englewood United Methodist Church sanctuary, 700 E. Dearborn St., at 3 p.m. on Sunday, … Find out how to read more online.
Music composer, new opera comes to Hermitage
Wed  Feb 22 2017 08:30AM
The Hermitage Artist Retreat invites the public to two musical events featuring composer David T. Little and his music. Little will talk about his opera work at the Sarasota Opera … Find out how to read more online.
Activism through music with John McCutcheon
Wed  Feb 22 2017 08:30AM
For the second year in a row, folk singer/songwriter, storyteller, activist and author, John McCutcheon, will be performing live during the annual fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Murdock being … Find out how to read more online.
Family band brings unique music
Wed  Feb 22 2017 08:30AM
Music is no stranger to this family band that hails from the beautiful Upstate New York countryside, where makin’ music is a way of life. Armed with a banjo, mandolin, … Find out how to read more online.
Montgomery headlines Hoedown for the Troops
Wed  Feb 15 2017 08:30AM
John Michael Montgomery is a name. If it isn’t immediately recognized, one of the songs it’s associated with will be: “I Swear,” “I Can Love You Like That,” and the … Find out how to read more online.
Showing the love: Wrap up Valentine’s Day plans
Wed  Feb 8 2017 08:30AM
Though the true origin of Valentine’s Day is rather obscure, most historians believe that around the 14th century is when Feb. 14 began to be associated with matters of the … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda Short Film Festival: Great shows, surprises
Wed  Mar 1 2017 08:30AM
The Punta Gorda Short Film Festival returns for a third year promising the best of the latest short films — along with a surprise or two. The curtain goes up … Find out how to read more online.
Latitude brings a trop-rock attitude
Wed  Mar 1 2017 08:30AM
Tom Becker and his wife Michelle comprise the duo Latitude, which has entertained audiences across 40 states since they came together as a band in 1996. “I was born in … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Feb 23 2017 08:30AM
Frontier Days: When history meets fun
Wed  Feb 22 2017 08:30AM
Charlotte County Frontier Days is about two things: history and children. The event — in its 21st year — gives kids a taste of what it was like back in … Find out how to read more online.
It’s ‘Anything Goes’ at Broadway Palm
Wed  Feb 22 2017 08:30AM
Broadway Palm is setting sail with Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” playing Feb. 16 through April 1, at the theater, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. This Tony Award-winning revival takes audiences … Find out how to read more online.
Opa! At Greek Fest, community continuity
Wed  Feb 15 2017 09:39AM
The Greek Fest is not one of those “what happens here, stays here” kind of places. Quite the opposite. It’s a family-friendly, community-driven event that is tons of fun and … Find out how to read more online.
Get ready for bargains at ‘Colossal Rummage Sale’
Wed  Feb 22 2017 08:30AM
From Feb. 23-25, the gymnasium-sized Fellowship Hall at Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., will be filled inside and out with thousands of items for its 31st Annual … Find out how to read more online.
Reading Rocks! Teen Battle of the Bands contest is open for entries
Wed  Feb 15 2017 08:30AM
Teen bands of all genres can enter the Reading Rocks! Teen Battle of the Bands until today. The top three bands will perform live on March 18 at the Southwest … Find out how to read more online.
Veteran rockers take stage at Rockpack
Wed  Feb 15 2017 08:30AM
Bobby Kimball hammered out a couple of test chords on the keyboard. It was a Saturday night. A crowd had gathered at the Tiki Bar in Punta Gorda. People had … Find out how to read more online.
Explore downtown Punta Gorda at Alive After 5
Wed  Feb 15 2017 08:30AM
Come to Alive After 5, a downtown Punta Gorda tradition, from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16. Participating downtown merchants stay open late and provide live music, artist wares … Find out how to read more online.


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