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La Rocca — upscale food at reasonable prices
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
By name, La Rocca in North Port is an “Italian Ristorante and Pizzeria,” but it’s not just some little pizza place. Diners are welcomed with a pleasing atmosphere, a clean, … Find out how to read more online.
Arbor Day takes over Gallery Walk
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Thursday night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. is the monthly third Thursday Gallery Walk in Downtown Punta Gorda. This month the merchants are teaming up with the city to … Find out how to read more online.
Derby Day event to raise funds for WaterFest 2015
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
The Englewood Event Center will house a special “Black Tie & Boat Shoes Derby Party” on Saturday, May 2, to raise funds for Englewood Beach WaterFest 2015, which will take … Find out how to read more online.
Cellist Bion Tsang leads off concert series at Historic Asolo Theater
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Leading off the spring concerts presented by Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota are cellist Bion Tsang and pianist Adam Nieman at the Historic Asolo at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota Film Festival offers films, fun and festivities
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
More than 200 films of various lengths, topics and types are just part of the 17th annual Sarasota Film Festival. Films range from features such as “I’ll See You in … Find out how to read more online.
‘Keeping it Real’ with Bob Comeau
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Solo acoustic guitarist, vocalist, and popular DJ, Bob Comeau provides music for all occasions. His CD, "Keeping it Real," showcases Comeau's authentic style and features songs by some of his … Find out how to read more online.
Shark Tooth Festival is a Venice favorite
Wed  Apr 8 2015 08:30AM
It is only fitting that the Shark Tooth Capital of the World would celebrate its status with a toothsome festival. The 23rd annual festival begins Friday at 4 p.m. at … Find out how to read more online.
‘Next to Normal’ next up in Stage II at Venice Theatre
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Closing Venice Theatre’s Stage II season is the 2010 Tony Award and 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning rock opera, “Next to Normal,” which will run through April 26 in Venice Theatre’s Pinkerton … Find out how to read more online.
Enjoy BBQ and chili Saturday in Venice
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Some of the best BBQ cooks in Florida, Georgia and elsewhere will gather in Venice this week for the annual Suncoast BBQ and Bluegrass Bash at Venice Airport’s Festival Grounds. … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 15 2015 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.
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents ‘Spunk’
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s 15th anniversary mainstage season concludes with “Spunk,” written by Zora Neale Hurston and adapted by George C. Wolfe. The three stories about love, revenge and redemption … Find out how to read more online.
Culinary cowboy
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Two cowboys rolled into Arcadia’s newest restaurant, The Carvery. They sat, with a jingle of spurs. One, a weather-beaten 80-year-old, remembered Saturday nights when the freight would slow down to … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Players to produce ‘Sin City,’ an original musical
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Sherrie Moody, executive producer of the Charlotte Players, said her organization is excited to produce “Sin City,” a musical comedy written by local resident David Abraham. “David’s been with us … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Apr 16 2015 11:53AM
NORTH PORT North Port Chorale presents ‘Cohan & Co.’ concert The North Port Chorale, under the direction of Jeffrey Herbert, will present “Cohan & Co.” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, … Find out how to read more online.
An EGGS-TRAordinary hidden gem
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
It's easy to drive by the EGGS-TRAordinary Breakfast & lunch Café without noticing it. It’s located in Mama Leone's Plaza behind Mama Leone's Authentic Italian Cuisine right off busy Tamiami … Find out how to read more online.
Pannists perform vibrant melodies as ‘Women of Steel’
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Pannists Linda Browne and Berta Finkelstein, a duo calling themselves "Women of Steel," are passionate about performing melodic pop, classical, and, of course, traditional Calypso tunes on their shiny, tenor … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Apr 16 2015 11:54AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Unfriended Runtime: 1 hr. 22 min. | Rated R | For some sexuality, pervasive language, drug and alcohol use by teens and violent content While video chatting … Find out how to read more online.
Step back in time at Snook Haven
Wed  Apr 15 2015 01:27PM
In its own unique way, Snook Haven is a living history site showcasing “old Florida.” “They say” smugglers took illegal libations to the site during prohibition. Given its remote location … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 8 2015 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.


Mary Smedley of Michael Saunders Realty at The Pink Elephant
Wed  Apr 8 2015 08:30AM
Mary Smedley’s philosophy for being a real estate broker likely stems from what she learned from her father growing up. A Marine who served in numerous wars, Richard Sengewald lived … Find out how to read more online.
‘Mom always liked you best’ Dickie Smothers, Marcella Brown to perform to raise funds
Wed  Apr 8 2015 08:30AM
For those who remember, CBS-TVs’ Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was a huge hit in the mid- to late-1960s. They were so popular they dethroned the award-winning Western “Bonanza” from the … Find out how to read more online.
Kitchen dreams
Wed  Apr 8 2015 08:30AM
You love to cook. You prep and present like a pro. You’re riveted to “MasterChef” and scoff at “Worst Cooks in America.” Your spouse pulls mystery ingredients out of the … Find out how to read more online.
Ringlng opens ‘Fan-Tastic!’ exhibit
Wed  Apr 8 2015 08:30AM
Newly opened at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of the Art at The Ringling is “Fan-Tastic!” which features special fans selected from the museum’s collection that numbers more than … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Apr 9 2015 11:43AM
PORT CHARLOTTE ‘Soundscape Kaleidoscope’ is Bion Cantorum’s Spring Concert Charlotte County’s new chamber choral group Bion Cantorum will be presenting its Spring concert Soundscape Kaleidoscope on Friday, April 10, at … Find out how to read more online.
Island Organics — a treasure trove of healthy goodness
Thu  Apr 9 2015 10:41AM
Smoothie lovers rejoice! At Island Organics in Venice, you will find Fruit Smoothies, Green Smoothies, Specialty Smoothies, and Dessert Smoothies blended with every possible healthy combination of fruits, vegetables, and/or … Find out how to read more online.
Rock on in Stage II at Venice Theatre
Wed  Apr 8 2015 08:30AM
This weekend there is a whole lot of rocking go on in South County plus films and fun until one drops in Sarasota. The rock musical “Next to Normal” opens … Find out how to read more online.
Seminole Casino expands with new 99-room hotel
Wed  Mar 18 2015 08:30AM
James E. Billie, chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, said he always thought building a hotel next to the casino would be a great idea. Tony Sanchez Jr., president … Find out how to read more online.
Have lunch with Jane Seymour and Cloris Leachman
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
One of the signature events of the Sarasota Film Festival is the chance to dine with film stars. Friday, April 17, Jane Seymour and Cloris Leachman will be the guests … Find out how to read more online.
Help wild animals at Lions, Tigers & Bears open house
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
You’ll probably hear Lions, Tigers and Bears before you arrive at the property. You may hear the lion roaring, the peacocks calling alerts, or maybe the gibbons singing to get … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Chorale presents final concert of season
Wed  Apr 8 2015 08:30AM
Buckle up your seat belts and get ready to take a musical journey across the U.S. with the Charlotte Chorale as it presents its final concert of the season entitled … Find out how to read more online.
Balloons to paint the sky at festival
Wed  Apr 8 2015 08:30AM
Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee will bring its fourth annual Balloons Over Paradise Festival to the Seminole Tribe Youth Ranch, Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12, starting at 6 a.m. daily. The … Find out how to read more online.
‘Evening Under The Stars’ to celebrate music from the ’60s
Wed  Apr 8 2015 08:30AM
The State College of Florida will present an “Evening Under The Stars” on Saturday, April 11, to both provide an enjoyable evening of music and raise funds for program enhancements … Find out how to read more online.
Donato’s Restaurant transports you to the ‘Big Apple’
Wed  Apr 8 2015 08:30AM
Customers entering Donato’s Restaurant in Port Charlotte, who have been born and raised in New York City, or even those who have visited there, will feel they have been transported … Find out how to read more online.
EASTER EGG HUNTS & BUNNY SIGHTINGS
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD • Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St.: Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. April 4. All children of the community and their adults are invited to bring … Find out how to read more online.
Calendars are still clogged for next few weeks
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
This is no April Fool’s Day joke — the next few weeks will be as event-filled as the past few weeks of March. Between Easter egg hunts and Easter church … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Furious 7 Runtime: 2 hr. 17 min. | Rated R | For pervasive crude and sexual content and language, some graphic nudity, and drug material After Dominic … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE Tribute to Woody Herman A Tribute to Woody Herman will be presented on Monday, April 6, by Swingin’ On Monday’s Charlotte County Big Band at 7 p.m. in … Find out how to read more online.
DeFina's serves up delightful, delicious dinners in Venice
Wed  Apr 1 2015 10:47AM
When Wisconsin restaurateur Bob Lucarelli met Ron DeFina during a Venice softball game a few years ago he discovered that they had a lot in common. Both came from Italian … Find out how to read more online.


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